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!
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.
We welcome back one of the few journalists around today who has no problem pwning The Establishment, including the President.
Recently, Obama’s been quoted as saying “No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,” yet, this comes from a man who…you know… regularly authorizes the raining down of drone bombs onto citizens in Yemen and Pakistan. This is not ‘The Onion’, people, this is ‘Reality Check’ with Ben Swann.
This just leaves us with one question: Does the President really think his blatant hypocrisy wouldn’t be noted, or does he have so much hubris that he simply doesn’t care? Either way, this pwnage practically writes itself.
In a rare double bonus we have a small but mighty indie news organization, (“We Are Change”) confronting both a Democratic and GOP representative as they get their takes on the alleged Obama “Kill List”. While they both try to evade or ignore the question, on the legitimacy of granting the government the power to kill mere suspects, it’s pretty clear which gentleman is better versed at handling the tough questions – (his party rhymes with “Blemodrat”).
Also, putting aside the fact that the giants of the news empire don’t press for these kinds of questions, just sit back and enjoy as even the mighty Goliath’s of the American political sphere feel the wrath of the tiny David’s of the independent news world.
It’s a double dose of Political Pwnage, and neither party is safe.
Mitt Romney has attempted, on various occasions, to appeal to Latino voters. He knows they could be the key for him winning Florida, Colorado and Virgina. His problem however is that instead of including issues Latinios care about in his platform he’s attempted to appeal to them on emotive levels instead. Emotion being a can of spray tan. A little discussed part of the 47% tape was his comment regarding how easy it would be if he was Latino. But Latinos did notice. Perhaps none more so then Rosie Perez. Mitt’s feeling the Latino Heat!