Gotta love The Body. From the WWE, to governor of Minnesota, to conspiracy theory show host to… The View. Always entertaining and apologetically opinionated he discusses Water Boarding with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. However she euphemistically refers to it as “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Jesse has some experience on his side and sets her up for a body slam that would make the Hulkster proud.
Bill O’Reilly has got to be on something. That’s pretty much an understatement if you consider ‘crazy’ a drug. Jacob Sullum, the senior editor at “Reason” magazine, wrote a book on drug use and entered the “No Spins” Zone to defend his claims. He was able to bring Pappa Bear back down to earth. By the end O’Reilly is just muttering under his breath while visibly angered.
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When Jessee “The Body” Ventura, aka the former governor of Minnesota, makes his way in front of FOX News cameras it’s sure to produce some fireworks. Going on Sean Hannity’s show didn’t disappoint. It doesn’t take long either. In the early goings Hannity tries to claim that the world and the USA is stronger after George W Bush’s two dismal terms. Ventura, a former pro wrestler and Navy Seal, has been trained to attack an opponent when a weak opening presents itself, and this is no different. 1, 2, 3… he’s out!
One oft used method of propaganda is the straw man. FOX news however takes it one step further but actually putting a man, stuffed with straw, in the debates. While discussing guns on campus their “liberal plant” Bob Beckel is there to “argue” the points of gun control. But really he’s there to pretend to argue it offering the ridiculously callous statement that “rapes don’t happen on campus.” The kind of media that would make Goebles proud. The Young Turks break it down the dance as the choreographed fake argument that it is showing that while there defenitly are rapes on college campuses, there are defenitly no real liberals on FOX News.
Let’s be honest here: FOX news is probably one of the most (if not THE most) propaganda-laced news networks in existence, today. We here at Political Pwnage have numerous posts citing this “water is wet” level of obviousness. And honestly, we almost feel bad for these folks, because it’s like shooting fish in a deep fryer.
But sometimes, when the planets are aligned perfectly, even our neocon friends not only get it right, but right on. Just watch as Obama is shown stating that the sequester was not his or his administration’s idea, but then watch as Mr. White House Press Secretary himself, Jay Carney states the complete opposite. Damn, son. One can only assume Obama must be eating a lot of bacon with his breakfast these days; to go along with the copious amounts of egg on his face.