Petunia And Pals Wins The Morning!

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As always, Petunia and Pals got confused by their own agitprop broadcast, and seems to have trolled themselves into believing that King Abdullah of Jordan was personally going on an ISIS bombing mission, unlike the Kenyan Usurper (thanks for nothing, Barak HUSSEIN Obama!):

The best response (so far):

Oh, P&P corrected the record, quietly, at the end of the next segment.

Your Free And Unfettered Press, America

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From the Politico email thingy they send out every morning:

–NBC’s “Meet the Press”:Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); former Bush and Obama administration Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; discussion of concussions in NFL football with former NFL player Leonard Marshall and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith; political roundtable with NBC “Today Show” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, Bloomberg TV co-host and Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin, CNBC host Jim Cramer and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker

–ABC’s “This Week” : Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); political roundtable with ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, CNN contributor and ESPN senior writer L.Z. Granderson, PBS co-host Gwen Ifill and National Review editor Rich Lowry

–CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL); U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); former Bush administration Secretary of State James Baker; Super Bowl XLIX preview with “NFL Today” host James Brown and CBS News’ Jan Crawford; author Joseph Califano (“The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson”); political roundtable with Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter, CBS News’ John Dickerson, The New York Times Magazine’s Mark Leibovich, Republican strategist Phil Musser and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan

Chuck Todd’s Ball-Cosey Hour looks to be specially egregious. I know I’m a broken record on this topic, but these shows are sadly what most americans watch and then feel like they are well-informed citizens. These shows shape the public debate, and there’s no excuse for not calling them out on their BS as citizen activists.

One Lump of Stupid or Two, David Brooks?

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Scissorheads, see if you can spot the Both Sides Do It moment:

WOODRUFF: Was it too idealistic at the end when he was saying we’re better than this, we’re the United States of America, we need to work together? Does he run the risk of sounding naive David?

BROOKS: I frankly think he hasn’t earned that. I think you’ve got to earn that with your conduct and he hasn’t been as bipartisan as I think he should have been. Not that the Republicans have either. They’ve probably been worse, but you know, you’ve got to earn it.

I think you see the evolution of the man who came in I think believing that, but very quickly thinks that very partisan and his competitive nature, he’s an extremely competitive man, has been aroused, and so we saw it most in that ad hoc comment when some Republicans applauded when he said that I will not run again, I forget the exact words, it was something like I beat you twice (crosstalk) I won twice, and so that’s in him. And that’s part of him, that hyper-competitiveness has been growing and growing week by week, year by year and it frames the speech as well.

This was an in-your-face speech to Republicans and we saw how miserable John Boehner looked sitting back there. This was not a consolatory speech and it’s amazing that the guy just got crushed in an election and he comes out very strong and very assertive. The growing economy helped. But you wouldn’t know he just got crushed in an election just a (inaudible).

David, I’ll throw you a clue: Republicans don’t want bipartisan, they want surrender, and if that is not going to happen, they want impeachment. The one thing that Wingnuttia cannot stand above all others is for people to laugh at them.

We’re laughing, David. We’re laughing at you.

Your Media in Action

Our old pal Rev. Fishsticks and renown eccentric hater Nancy Rios are concerned that Nancy Pelosi has duly appointed Rep. André Carson of Indiana to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Carson, who has held congressional office representing Indiana since 2008, is a Muslim, so he therefor must be in league with terrorists.

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Don Lemon asks human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar if he supports ISIS:

Lemon, as you may recall, was on the worst journalists of 2014 short list (Sean Hannity won, of course), and he just moved into the pole position for 2015.

And then the truth comes out:

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We’ve long speculated that the real currency that drives the Villagers to mendacity (and their lame cocktail parties) is access to power, and Chuck Todd accidentally confirms it for us:

And once again, the comics are leading the way to revealing the truth.

That’s our free and unfettered press, hard at work.

The Death of the Media, Cont.

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And in case you think we make too much fun of it, here’s the line-up for tomorrow’s very serious people discussing serious things on what is supposed to be the premier public affairs program on our public airwaves, Meet The Press:

  • New York Police Commissioner William Bratton
  • Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson
  • The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter
  • NBC News’ Luke Russert
  • conservative columnist and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell
  • politics and comedy roundtable with comedians Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell and Laura Krafft

Maybe NBC will consider making legacy hire Luke Russert the official Ed McMahon of MTP to Chuck Todd’s Johnny Carson? All they need is a band leader.

That’s our free and unfettered press hard at work.

The Best of The Worst Top 10 Lists of 2014

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As a regular feature here at the old Thunderbolt Grease slapper, we have a category that we proudly call The Death of the Media, wherein we point, giggle, and sometimes bang our heads on our desks at the antics of the Lamestream Media. Our arch rivals at The Columbia Journalism Review have caught on to our exclusive in this category, and pulled together a top 10 list of the best of the worst of journalism! Those bastards!

Anyway, we’re pretty pleased that their list includes many of our favorites, like Petunia and Pals, 60 Minutes’ Lara Logan, and Don Lemon (of the the missing jetliner fame and so much, much, more), but oddly they have now included Breitbart News, which for that organization is like giving them a Peabody.

Some Stupid For Your Coffee?

Petunia and Pals wins the Jug of Stupid again as Elisabeth Hasselbeck uses the hostage situation in Sydney to justify torture.