Yes, it’s Beck Week on Political Pwnage. Or is that Beck Weak? If I could analyse the bus-sized chalkboard I would, but I can’t, so I won’t. Even the master himself looks confused at points unsure of what his conspiracy doodles mean. Try to decipher the noise and if you can, let us know. We are still head scratching about exactly what he means.
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!
This is just priceless. When a crowd notices that FOX is trying to report on them they take exception and makes them look silly with a simple but effective chant. The anchor encourages his field reporter to power through it but the FOXed up report just gets drowned out and has to revert to leaving the scene and performing the report on a cell phone. Check it out.
MSNBC is often refereed to as “just as bad” as FOX News. Their right win counterpart. But like many dualisms people hold they fall short of reality. Defining one thing in terms of something seen as it’s social opposite almost never works. A great example of this was displayed when David Frum was interviewed by Rachell Maddow. Frum, a former speech writer for GW Bush, and author of many of the speeches Bush used to lie to the American public on a litany of issues regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars went on the offensive accusing Maddow and MSNBC of just this. Arguing that the social opposition to right wing extremism is in fact a sign of equivalency. Defending her show, and her network, Maddow proceeds to dismantle Frum’s hypothesis leaving him to stammer as he backtracks. Not the biggest fan of Maddow, MSNBC or really anyone on TV at all. But in the classic pot, kettle, black argument Maddow effortlessly shows the simplicity of Mr. Frum’s views. Without a speech writer to help her.