Fęrsluflokkur: Fox News

Nż Fox News könnun: kjósendur treysta demokrötum betur komi til heimsstyrjaldar viš alla mśslima allstašar

Hezbollah heilsarŽaš er alltaf gaman aš sjį skoša skošanakannanir Fox news, žvķ žęr innihalda alltaf eina eša fleiri spurningar sem eru svo furšulega oršašar aš aš mašur skilur ekki alveg hvernig nokkrum manni myndi detta ķ hug aš spyrja žeirra. Engu aš sķšur gefa žessar spurningar góša innsżn, bęši ķ žankagang žįttastjórenda Fox og įhorfenda žeirra. Fox kannanirnar innihalda nefnilega oft žaš sem kallaš eru "talking points" republķkanaflokksins, og žaš er gagnlegt aš sjį hvort žau eiga samhljóm meš žjóšinni. Ķ vor spurši Fox t.d.

Do you think the Democratic Party should allow a grassroots organization like Moveon.org to take it over or should it resist this type of takeover?

Svariš var aušvitaš "nei" - en Fox datt ekki ķ hug aš spyrja

"Do you think the Republican Party should allow grassroots organizations like the NRA to take it over or should it resist this type of takeover?"

Nu, eša

"Do you think the Republican Party should allow Talk Radio hosts like Hugh Hewitt to dictate policy on important national issues like immigration"

Bęši eru žó "sanngjarnar" spurningar ef lógķk Fox er fylgt. (Sjį hér Townhall grein varšandi įhrif Hewitt į žingmenn). Ķ nżjustu könnuninni er spurt: Ef allir ķslamófasistar allra landa sameinast ķ einhverskonar allsherjar mśslimabandalag og fara ķ strķš viš hinn stóra Satan - hvorum myndir žś treysta til aš verja frelsi, lżšręši og vestręna menningu, demokrötum eša repśblķkönum?

If there is an all-out war between the United States and various radical Muslim groups worldwide, who would you rather have in charge — Democrats or Republicans?

Nś hefši mašur ętlaš aš žaš vęri bara eitt svar viš žessari spurningu, Giuliani og Mitt Romney, žvķ repśblķkanar hafa sķšan 9/11 stöšugt hamraš į žvķ aš žeim einum sé treystandi ķ žessum "nżja heimi" žar sem ķslamófasistar leynast į bak viš hvert horn, allir mśslimar eša innflytjendur séu hugsanlega terroristar og žaš er einhvernveginn ešlilegt aš spyrja žingmenn hvort žeir vinni meš hryšjuverkamönnum, af žvķ žeir séu mśslimar - eša jafnvel gefa ķ skyn aš forsetaframbjóšendur séu į mįla hjį wahhabķskum klerkum frį Saudi Arabķu.

En Repśblķkanar viršast hafa blóšmjólkaš žessa kś, žvķ kjósendur treysta žeim sķšur en demokrötum til aš heyja žrišju heimsstyrjöldina!

Democrats 41%, Republicans 38%, Both the same 9%, Don’t know 12%

Žessi nišurstaša viršist bena til žess aš "All 9/11, All the time" rökręšutękni og pólķtķk repśblķakana sé bśin aš ganga sér til hśšar.

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Ps. svo langar mig aftur aš minna į Eyjuna.is, sem eru nż heimkynni Freedomfries!


Paris Hilton, Abu Ghraib og napalm ķ Vietnam

Paris Hilton buguš undan óréttlęti heimsins... bśśhśśAndrew Sullivan, sem bloggar į Atlantic, benti į merkilega stašreynd: Ljósmyndin af Paris Hilton, grenjandi ķ lögreglubķl, af gešshręringu yfir aš hafa žurft aš sitja undir žvķ aš žaš giltu sömu lög um hana og annaš fólk, er tekin af Nick Ut, ljósmyndara AP. Sami mašur tók, fyrir nįkvęmlega 35 įrum sķšan (8 jśnķ 1972) žessa ljósmynd af 9 įra gamalli stślku, Kim Phuc, hlaupandi nakinni eftir aš hafa oršiš fyrir brennandi napalmi mešan veriš var aš breiša śt lżšręši og berjast viš insurgents einhverstašar ķ austurenda Asķu.

Önnur, og fręgari ljósmynd tekin af Nick Ut fyrir AP fréttastofunaSvona er réttlęti heimsins og óréttlęti sérkennilega tengt. Žaš mį lķka spyrja sig hvort žetta sé til marks um hversu mikiš veröldin hefur breyst, og hvort Al Gore hafi ekki į réttu aš standa žegar hann heldur žvķ fram aš fjölmišlar nś til dags hafi brugšist hlutverki sķnu, aš upplżsa almenning um žaš sem skiptir mįli, fullkomlega? CNN, t.d. hefur lżst žvķ yfir aš žeir séu "The most trusted name in Paris news"... Žaš er žó hęgt aš glešjast yfir žessari frétt AP:

LOS ANGELES — She was taken handcuffed and crying from her home. She was escorted into court disheveled, without makeup, hair askew and face red with tears.

Crying out for her mother when she was ordered back to jail, Paris Hilton's cool, glamorous image evaporated Friday as she gave the impression of a little girl lost in a merciless legal system.

"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton. "Mom!" she called out to Kathy Hilton, who also was in tears. ...

Her body shook constantly as she cried, clutching a ball of tissue, tears running down her face.

Seconds later, the judge announced his decision: "The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith."

Hilton screamed.

En talandi um öskur, fangelsi og óréttlęti heimsins. Fréttir af yfirvofandi fangelsisvist Paris Hilton fengu žįttastjórnendur Fox and Friends til žess aš lżsa žvķ yfir aš refsingin sem Hilton ętti yfir höfši sér vęri "eins og Abu Ghraib":

CAMEROTA: Listen to what she’s looking at in jail. She is going to be treated supposedly like all other prisoners. She’s gonna have a cell to herself. She’s going to have to eat in her cell. ... And she’s gonna get an hour outside of her cell each day where she can shower, she can watch TV in the community room, she can participate in outdoor recreation. But here is what’s going to hurt her the most, you guys.

KELLY: What?

CAMEROTA: She cannot speak on her cell phone.

DOOCY: Are you kidding me?

CAMEROTA: It is surgically attached to her ear.

KELLY: It sounds like Abu Ghraib. C’mon, that’s not cool.

Stundum er fréttaflutningur kapalsjónvarpsstöšvanna nęstum of sśrrealķskur.

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mbl.is Hilton send aftur ķ fangelsiš
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

Bill O'Reilly og John McCain ręša fešraveldiš

Stundum er engin leiš aš žekkja Bill O'Reilly og karakter Steven Colbert, į "the Colbert Report" ķ sundur. Ķ gęrkvöld fékk Bill-O John McCain ķ heimsókn (sjį YouTube upptöku hér aš nešan), til aš ręša um mįlefni lķšandi stundar. Undir lok vištalsins vildi O'Reilly svo fį įlit McCain į fešraveldinu, žvķ O'Reilly hefur vķst miklar įhyggjur af žvķ aš "the white, Christian, male power structure" standi frammi fyrir įrįsum frį "the far left": (frį Demokrataflokknum)

O’REILLY: But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have. In that regard, Pat Buchanan is right. So I say you’ve got to cap with a number.

Žessi oršaskipti leiddust žvķnęst śt ķ umręšu um žessa innflytjendur, og aš lokum jįtaši McCain aš hann deildi žessum įhyggjum O'Reilly af fešraveldinu: 

MCCAIN: In America today we’ve got a very strong economy and low unemployment, so we need addition farm workers, including by the way agriculture, but there may come a time where we have an economic downturn, and we don’t need so many.

O’REILLY: But in this bill, you guys have got to cap it. Because estimation is 12 million, there may be 20 [million]. You don’t know, I don’t know. We’ve got to cap it.

MCCAIN: We do, we do. I agree with you.

Ég hélt aš žaš hefši veriš tekin įkvöršun um žaš, einhverntķmann upp śr mišri 20 öld, aš viš ętlušum aš višurkenna aš žaš gęti fleira fólk en hvķtir kristnir karlmenn stżrt samfélaginu, og aš bęši konur og minnihlutahópar ęttu aš hafa ašgang aš völdum og įhrifum? En ķ kokkabókum Bill O'Reilly er slķkur jafnréttis og lżšręšisbošskapur einhverskonar "öfgavinstrimennska"?

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Įhorfendur Steven Colbert og Jon Stewart best upplżstir um bandarķsk stjórnmįl!

Americone Dream - nżjasti ķsinn frį Ben & Jerry'sOg įhorfendur Fox "News" einna verst upplżstir - samkvęmt nżrri könnun Pew į žekkingu Bandarķkjamanna į stjórmįlum og fjölmišlaneyslu. Žetta kemur svosem ekki mjög į óvart: Mašur žarf aš vera sęmilega vel aš sér um lķšandi stundu, og fylgjast nokkuš vel meš fréttum til aš skilja brandara Jon Stewart og Steven Colbert. New York Times bendir į aš žaš sé nokkuš merkilegt aš įhorfendur fake sjónvarpsfrétta séu betur aš sér en ašrir:

But here’s one big difference: the survey respondents who seemed to know the most about what’s going on — who were able to identify major public figures, for example — were likely to be viewers of fake news programs like Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”; those who knew the least watched network morning news programs, Fox News or local television news.

Žaš kemur reyndar ekki mjög į óvart aš įhorfendur Fox skuli verr aš sér en flestir ašrir. Fox "News" sjónvarpar nefnilega flestu öšru en fréttum - mešan Colbert og Stewart eru "fake" fréttažęttir eru fréttir Fox oftar en ekki "fake", sbr. fréttaflutning žeirra af Madrassavist Barry Obama. Carpetbagger report, benti į hiš augljósa:

Of course those who receive their news from FNC are going to be confused and uninformed; the network’s broadcasts are about marching orders and talking points. There’s hardly any “reporting” at all. 

Fréttir af žessari könnun hafa gefiš ķllgjörnum vinstrimönnum tilefni til žess aš rifja upp žriggja įra gamla fréttir af ranghugmyndum įhorfenda Fox, en könnun sem gerš var 2003 į hugmyndum Bandarķkjamanna um Ķrak og stušnigni žeirra viš innrįsina, og svo hvert žetta fólk leitaši aš fréttum:

An in-depth analysis of a series of polls conducted June through September found 48% incorrectly believed that evidence of links between Iraq and al Qaeda have been found, 22% that weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, and 25% that world public opinion favored the US going to war with Iraq. Overall 60% had at least one of these three misperceptions.

Such misperceptions are highly related to support for the war. Among those with none of the misperceptions listed above, only 23% support the war. Among those with one of these misperceptions, 53% support the war, rising to 78% for those who have two of the misperceptions, and to 86% for those with all 3 misperceptions. Steven Kull, director of PIPA, comments, “While we cannot assert that these misperceptions created the support for going to war with Iraq, it does appear likely that support for the war would be substantially lower if fewer members of the public had these misperceptions.

... The extent of Americans’ misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news. Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions. Those who receive most of their news from NPR or PBS are less likely to have misperceptions. These variations cannot simply be explained as a result of differences in the demographic characteristics of each audience, because these variations can also be found when comparing the demographic subgroups of each audience.

80% įhorfenda Fox höfšu minnst eina af žessum ranghugmyndum, mešan 77% įhorfenda PBS, "rķkissjónvarps" Bandarķkjanna höfšu enga af ranghugmyndunum.

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(lesendum er bent į aš spreyta sig į fréttakönnun Pew, og sjį hversu vel žeir koma śt ķ samanburši viš bandarķskan almenning...)

 

 


Rök Fox fyrir žvķ aš žaš sé allt ķ lagi aš bandarķska dómsmįlarįšuneytiš stundi pólķtķskar hreinsanir

Gonzales er loyal bushie...Ef mašur trśir žvķ sem Karl Rove segir - eša horfir nógu mikiš į Fox news gęti mašur aušveldlega komist aš žeirri nišurstöšu aš žetta rķkissaksóknaramįl allt séu einhverskonar pólķtķskar ofsóknir vinstrimanna eša fjölmišlamoldvirši. En ef mašur skošar ašeins helstu rökin sem hafa veriš ķ umferš į Fox undanfarna daga er merkilegt hversu haldlaus og hugmyndalaus žau eru.

  • Fox news hefur haldiš žvķ kerfisbundiš fram aš žaš séu bara Democrats, liberals, and far-lefties sem hafa krafist žess aš Gonzales segi af sér. Ummęlin hér aš ofan, og sś stašreynd aš fjórir žingmenn Repśblķkana hafa krafist žess opinberlega aš Bush reki Gonzales eru žó augljós sönnun žess aš žetta er ekki eitthvaš "partisan" mįl.
  • Hin ašalröksemdafęrslan undanfarna daga hefur veriš aš halda žvķ fram "Clinton gerši žaš lķka". En, stašreynd mįlsins er aš Clinton rak nęstum alla 93 saksóknarana ķ upphafi kjörtķmabils sķns - alveg eins og Bush gerši žegar hann tók viš völdum. Žaš sem er hins vegar algjörlega óheyrt, er aš reka stóra hópa į mišjum kjörtķmabilum - svo ekki sé talaš um aš žaš sé skjalfest (!) aš žaš hafi veriš gert af pólķtķsku undirlagi. - Į valdatķš Reagan, Bush eldri, og Clinton frį 1981 til 2000 voru bara 8 rķkissaksóknarar veriš reknir eftir aš Reagan var tekinn viš völdum. Į 20 įrum. Žaš aš halda žvķ fram aš žaš sé einhverskonar fordęmi fyrir athęfi Gonzales er ósköp einfaldlega lżgi.
  • Svo hafa žeir lķka veriš uppteknir viš aš draga fram Whitewater mįl Clinton - en Clinton var aldrei įkęršur eša į sannfęrandi hįtt bendlašur spillingu ķ žvķ mįli. Žaš er grein eftir Joe Conason ķ The New York Observer tekur fjallar į skżran og greinargóšan hįtt um Whitewater mįliš - en rannsóknin var ekki stöšvuš, žó alrķkissaksóknarinn hafi veriš rekinn, sem sannar aš hann var ekki rekinn af pólķtķskum įstęšum - en Whitewater rannsóknin sjįlf var hins vegar pólķtķskur tilbśningur sem settur var af staš af pabba Bush, ķ von um aš geta sigraš Clinton ķ forsetakosningunum 92.

Žaš sem er kannski merkilegast viš vörn Fox fyrir Gonzales, fyrir utan hversu léleg og hriplek hśn er, er aš hśn viršist öll ganga śt į Clinton - en margir haršir Repśblķkanar viršast hafa furšulega žrįhyggju varšandi Bill Clinton. Ég er eiginlega žeirrar skošunar aš žeir hafi ķ alvörunni einhvernveginn trįmatķserast žegar Clinton var forseti. Hver sem įstęšan er, hafa Fox news og repśblķkanar talaš furšulega mikiš um Clinton undanfarna viku.

Žaš er lķka annaš sem er merkilegt viš vörn Fox news og Repśblķkana - žeir hafa ekki reynt aš spila 9/11 spilinu śt. Gonzales er dómsmįlarįšherra - og dómsmįlarįšuneytiš leikur lykilhlutverk ķ "strķšinu gegn hryšjuverkum". Gonzales hefur t.d. stašiš ķ stórfelldum innanrķkisnjósnum, sem voru réttlęttar meš žvķ aš žęr vęru alveg lķfsnaušsynlegar til aš hęgt vęri aš reka strķšiš gegn hryšjuverkum.

Hvernig stendur žvķ ekki į žvķ aš einhver ķ Hvķta Hśsinu hafi ekki reynt aš segja: "Gonzales hefur veriš svo duglegur aš verja Bandarķkin gegn hryšjuverkum, aš viš veršum aš standa meš žessari hetju!" - Af hverju hefur enginn talaš um "Gonzales hefur stašiš sig svo vel ķ starfi aš Bandarķkin geta ekki įn žjónustu hans veriš"? Mig grunar aš žaš séu žrjįr įstęšur:

  1. Gonzales hefur ekki stašiš sig vel ķ embętti.
  2. Störf Gonzales eru ķ meira lagi umdeild - samanber sķmahleranamįliš.
  3. Hvķta Hśsiš er bśiš aš ofnota 9/11 og hryšjuverkaógnina svo mikiš sem pólķtķskt slagorš, aš žeir žora ekki aš reyna aš bjarga Gonzales śr snörunni meš žvķ aš fara enn einu sinni aš tala um 9/11 og "the war on terror".

Žetta mįl hefur nefnilega ekki bara afhjśpaš aš Gonzales og Hvķta Hśsiš hafi beitt, eša reynt aš beita alrķkissaksóknurum sem pólķtķskum vikapiltum, heldur einnig hversu hörmulega vanhęf žessi stjórn er, og hversu litla tiltrśn hśn hefur mešal almennings. Žaš er nefnilega ekki bara Gonzales sem er aš berjast fyrir pólķtķsku lķfi sķnu - žaš er bśiš aš styttast ansi mikiš ķ snęrinu hjį Bush og Cheney.

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Ann Coulter og oršsöfnušur öfgahęgrimanna ķ Bandarķkjunum

hahaha! Coulter er alltaf aš grķna og hķa į börnin sem ekki eru jafn vinsęl og sęt og hśn... hommi! hommi! Og įhorfendur Fox hlęja meš...Um daginn skrifaši ég fęrslu um Ann Coulter og ummęli hennar um John Edwards į einhverskonar landsžingi bandarķskra ķhaldsmanna. Coulter kallaši Edwards "faggot". Žessi uppįkoma viršist kannski hįlf ómerkileg - en Coulter er mjög vel žekkt "fjölmišlakona": hśn er fastur gestur į kapalsjónvarspsstöšvum, žar sem hśn birtist sem sjįlfskipašur talsmašur "ķhaldsstefnunnar", hśn hefur gefiš śt fjölda bóka, og hśn skrifar reglulega greinar ķ fjöldann allan af bandarķskum dagblöšum. Coulter er langt žvķ frį einhverskonar "fringe" fķgśra: ręša hennar, žar sem hśn lét žessi fręgu ummęli falla, var kynnt af Mitt Romney, sem sękist eftir tilnefningu Repśblķkana til forsetakosninganna 2008.

Liberal bloggarar ķ Bandarķkjunum hafa bent į aš Coulter, og annaš hęgrisinnaš fjölmišlafólk, komist upp meš munnsöfnuš sem sé fullkomlega óįsęttanlegur og eigi ekki undir neinum kringumstęšum heima ķ sišašri umręšu. Žaš er skiljanlegt aš Fox "news" myndi leyfa Coulter aš męta ķ sjónvarpssal, en henni er bošiš aš tala į öšrum sjónvarpsstöšvum. Eftir "faggot" ummęlin bauš CNN henni t.d. til aš śtskżra "sķna hliš" į žessu "controversy"...!

Ann Coulter joins Paula Zahn with her side of the story, that’s tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Don’t miss it.

Og hver er "hennar hliš" į žessu mįli? Coulter varši ummęli sķn meš žvķ aš kalla žau "a schoolyard taunt"... Semsagt: Žaš er ķ lagi aš kalla pólķtķska andstęšinga "faggots" af žvķ aš žaš er saklaust barnagrķn? Svona saklaus leikur barna ķ frķmķnśtum? Sumir eru ķ brennó, en ašrir hķa į krakka sem žeim lķkar einhverra hluta ķlla viš, eša stendur stuggur af, og uppnefna žį "hommatitti"? En žaš er ekki saklaust grķn žegar tżpur į borš viš Ann Coulter elta börn sem žeim einhverra hluta vegna lķkar ekki viš į leikvöllum og uppnefna žau "homma". En žegar Coulter er gagnrżnd gólar hśn og stušningsmenn hennar "ritskošun! ritskošun!" og įsaka andstęšinga sķna um aš vera kommśnista!

Žetta mįl er nefnilega mjög mikilvęgt. Hvernig stendur į žvķ aš fjölmišlar og hęgrimenn eru tilbśnir til aš styšja viš bakiš į konu sem hefur hvaš eftir annaš svķvirt pólķtķska andstęšinga sķna meš žvķ aš uppnefna žį "hommatitti" og kallaš fólk frį miš-austurlöndum "ragheads" og žašan af verra?

Coulter gerir lķka rįš fyrir žvķ aš hęgrimenn muni sjįlfkrafa styšja hana, og hélt žvķ fram aš hśn vęri aš sżna ungum hęgrimönnum hvernig žeir ęttu aš haga barįttuašferšum sķnum. Į Hannity og Colmes į Fox sagši hśn:

This is the same thing we go through every six months. I say something, the same people become hysterical, and that’s the end of it. I mean I think the lesson young right-wingers ought to draw from this is: it’s really not that scary to attack liberals.

Meš öšrum oršum: hśn vill aš ungir hęgrimenn taki sig til fyrirmyndar! Žvķ mišur hefur henni og Fox news tekist aš telja hęgrimönnum ķ Bandarķkjunum trś um aš starfsašferšir Coulter séu ķ lagi, og žeir hafa ķ gegn um tķšina oltiš um hvorn annan žveran til aš verja Coulter og "barįttu hennar fyrir ķhaldsstefnunni".

Ég hélt, ķ einfeldni minni, aš ķhaldsstefnan gengi śt į eitthvaš annaš en skķtlegan munnsöfnuš og ómerkilegar persónulegar įrįsir, og žegar žaš bregst, śtśrsnśninga. En Coulter og hennar lķkar hafa dregiš bandarķska hęgripólķtķk nišur į žaš plan. Sem betur fer eru bandarķskir hęgrimenn aš įtta sig į žvķ aš žeir eru ekki aš gręša neitt į žvķ aš hafa fólk eins og Coulter innan sinna raša.

Hópur hęgrisinnašra bloggara (mešal annars Captains Quarters, sem er skrifaš hér ķ Minnesota) hefur sent CPAC bréf og krafist žess aš Coulter verši fordęmd, og aš henni verši ekki bošiš aš įvarpa samkomur ķhaldsmanna ķ framtķšinni. Eftirfarandi eru brot śr bréfi žeirra:

Conservatism treats humans as they are, as moral creatures possessing rational minds and capable of discerning right from wrong. There comes a time when we must speak out in the defense of the conservative movement, and make a stand for political civility. This is one of those times.

Ann Coulter used to serve the movement well. She was telegenic, intelligent, and witty. She was also fearless: saying provocative things to inspire deeper thought and cutting through the haze of competing information has its uses. But Coulter's fearlessness has become an addiction to shock value. She draws attention to herself, rather than placing the spotlight on conservative ideas.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2006, Coulter referred to Iranians as "ragheads." She is one of the most prominent women in the conservative movement; for her to employ such reckless language reinforces the stereotype that conservatives are racists.

At CPAC 2007 Coulter decided to turn up the volume by referring to John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator and current Presidential candidate, as a "faggot." Such offensive language--and the cavalier attitude that lies behind it--is intolerable to us. It may be tolerated on liberal websites but not at the nation's premier conservative gathering....

Coulter's vicious word choice tells the world she care little about the feelings of a large group that often feels marginalized and despised. Her word choice forces conservatives to waste time defending themselves against charges of homophobia rather than advancing conservative ideas....

Denouncing Coulter is not enough. After her "raghead" remark in 2006 she took some heat. Yet she did not grow and learn. We should have been more forceful. This year she used a gay slur. What is next? If Senator Barack Obama is the de facto Democratic Presidential nominee next year, will Coulter feel free to use a racial slur? How does that help conservatism?

....CPAC sponsors, the Age of Ann has passed. We, the undersigned, request that CPAC speaking invitations no longer be extended to Ann Coulter. Her words and attitude simply do too much damage.

Žaš er oft erfitt aš śtskżra fyrir fólki sem ekki fylgist meš bandarķskri stjórnmįlaumręšu hversu ótrślegir margir af talsmönnum repśblķkana eru, og hversu ótrślega andstyggileg ummęli žeir komast upp meš. Yfirleitt hristir fólk bara hausinn og segir aš "vinstrimenn leyfi sér nś lķka samskonar tal..." en žaš er ósköp einfaldlega ekki rétt. Aušvitaš eru til vinstrimenn sem segja ósmekklega hluti, og heimska og fordómar eru ekki einhvernveginn einskoršašir viš hęgrivęnginn - en žaš eru engir vinstrimenn ķ fjölmišlum sem kemast meš tęrnar žar sem Coulter hefur hęlana, og enginn žeirra er fastur gestur į kapalsjónvarpsstöšvum, og enginn žeirra fęr aš įvarpa mikilvęgar samkomur demokrataflokksins. Bandarķskir ķhaldsmenn eru loksins aš įtta sig į žvķ aš žeir žurfa aš sżna įbyrgš og fordęma fólk eins og Coulter.

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Fox News og Walter Reed: ekkert djöfuls vandamįl!

Brit HumeHneykslismįliš į Walter Reed hefur veriš ein ašalfréttin ķ öllum alvöru fjölmišlum ķ Bandarķkjunum undanfarna daga. Fox "News" hefur hins vegar haft įhuga į öšrum, mikilvęgari mįlum... til dęmis dauša fyrrverandi fyrirsętu. Anna Nicole Smith lést fyrir žremur vikum sķšan en Fox News tókst samt aš eyša tólf sinnum meiri tķma ķ aš tala um hana en įstand mįla į Walter Reed! Think Progress hefur įšur fjallaš um sérkennilegan įhuga kapalsjónvarpsstöšvanna į Anna Nicole Smith, samanboriš viš alvöru fréttir, eins og t.d. įstandiš ķ Ķrak. Žaš sem stendur upp śr ķ žessum nżjustu tölum er samt ekki aš Fox News tali of mikiš um Smith, heldur aš žeir skuli alls ekkert tala um Walter Reed.

Think Progress tók saman hversu oft žrjįr helstu kapalsjónvarpsstöšvarnar minntust į Smith og Walter Reed į föstudaginn (en žį voru fréttir af Walter Reed aš byrja aš nį athygli almennings): 

NETWORKANNA NICOLEWALTER REED
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CNN4053

Įstęšan er aušvitaš augljós. Į sunnudagsmorgun voru fréttaskżrendur Fox viš  vikulegu hringboršsumręšu sķna og Brit Hume, sem er einn helsti stjórnmįlaspekingur Fox News śtskżrši skandalinn žannig:

HUME: I think it tells you a lot about the effect of the last election and the political atmosphere in Washington. This is an administration which is known or had been known for sticking by people even when they were embattled. ...

This is unfortunate. It looks terrible, which is the problem. The problem is that it looks as if this administration, which has sent troops into harm’s way, is now neglecting them when they’re injured and need care and help. But make no mistake about it, this was a — there was a potential political firestorm on Capitol Hill began to brew about this. The administration did what it did to try to get it over with, and it may well have succeeded…

Semsagt: Vandamįliš er aš žetta lķtur ķlla śt... ekki aš žetta sé alvarlegt vandamįl? Vandamįliš er aš žetta kemur sér ķlla fyrir forsetann, ekki aš herinn og forsetinn hafi brugšist hermönnum, og lįti žį gista ķ rottu og kakkalakkaholum ķ staš žess aš veita žeim lęknishjįlp?

Žessi ummęli sanna reyndar enn og aftur aš raunverulega vandamįliš ķ žessu strķši öllu er aš dyggustu stušningsmenn žess eru fólk sem skilur ekki aš strķš er raunverulegt - og aš slasašir og daušir hermenn og almenningur er alvöru fólk. Brit Hume, George Bush og ašrir "haukar" og Ķraksstrķšsįhugamenn eru nefnilega fólk sem heldur aš stjórnmįl snśist um aš lįta hlutina lķta vel śt - en skilja ekki aš hlutverk stjórnmįlamanna er aš stżra samfélaginu til betri vegar. Bush og Hume halda aš ašalatrišiš sé aš žaš lķti śt fyrir aš forsetinn sé aš standa sig.

Aušvitaš getur forsetinn ekki leyst öll vandamįl allra, og aušvitaš munu menn slasast og deyja ķ strķši, en žaš er hęgt aš gera kröfu til žess aš stjórnvöld sem senda menn ķ strķš sjįi til žess aš 1) strķšiš leysi fleiri vandamįl en žaš skapar og 2) aš žaš standi viš žau loforš sem žau gefa. Bush og nśverandi rķkisstjórn hafa gert hvorugt.

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Sjónvarpsžįtturinn "24" og hryšjuverkaógnin

Jack Bauer sżnir einhverjum ķllmennum hvar Davķš keypti öliš...Į War Room er forvitnileg fęrsla um žau įhrif sem sjónvarpsžįtturinn 24 hefur haft į bandarķska hermenn: Svo viršist nefnilega sem hermenn horfi į 24 og haldi aš žeir žurfi aš tileinka sér starfshętti Jack Bauer, ašalhetju žįttanna, ķ barįttu sinni gegn terroristunum. Herinn hefur įhyggjur af žvķ aš hermenn haldi til dęmis aš yfirheyrslutękni Bauer - en hann reišir sig kerfisbundiš į pyntingar og jafnvel morš til aš nį fram upplżsingum - sé eitthvaš til eftirbreytni. Herinn hefur reynt aš funda meš höfundum 24 til aš fį žį til aš sżna meiri įbyrgš, og hętta aš reka įróšur fyrir pyntingum og annarri vitfyrringu:

Gary Solis, who has taught a course on the law of war at West Point, tells Mayer that he once struggled to persuade his students that there was anything inappropriate about a scene in "24" in which Jack Bauer shoots one suspect and threatens to shoot another in order to extract information from them. "I tried to impress on them that this technique would open the wrong doors," Solis tells Mayer, "but it was like trying to stomp out an anthill."

One of the interrogators who participated in the "24" meeting was Tony Lagouranis, who served in the Army in Iraq. Mayer says he told the "24" crew that videos of the show circulate among the troops and that they sometimes take their lessons from it. "People watch the shows," Lagouranis says, "and then walk into the interrogation booths and do the same things they've just seen."

En žaš eru ekki bara 18 įra unglingsstrįkar og óbreyttir hermenn sem eiga erfitt meš aš gera sér grein fyrir žvķ aš 24 sé bara sjónvarp og Jack Bauer ķmynduš persóna, žvķ fréttaskżrendur Fox og śtvarpsmenn į AM Talk Radio hafa hvaš eftir annaš notaš 24 sem sönnun fyrir žvķ hversu alvarleg terroristaógnin sé, og Jack Bauer sem sönnun fyrir žvķ aš žaš sé brįšnaušsynlegt aš leyfa bandarķkjaher aš pynta fanga! 24 er reyndar eins og klęšskerasaumaš fyrir "the war on terror" stefnu forsetans:

For all its fictional liberties, “24” depicts the fight against Islamist extremism much as the Bush Administration has defined it: as an all-consuming struggle for America’s survival that demands the toughest of tactics.

Höfundur žįttanna lżsir sjįlfum sér sem "a right wing nut job". Žetta er afstaša hans til pyntinga:

Speaking of torture, he said, “Isn’t it obvious that if there was a nuke in New York City that was about to blow—or any other city in this country—that, even if you were going to go to jail, it would be the right thing to do?”

Žaš er žvķ kannski skiljanlegt aš vinir forsetans og įhugamenn um "the war on terror" séu hrifnir af 24. Eitt skemmtilegasta dęmiš um notkun žeirra į 24 įtti sér staš ķ žętti Neil Cavuto um mišjan janśar. Cavuto var aš ręša viš einn af "sérfręšingum" Fox um löggęslu og hryšjuverk, Richard "Bo" Dietl, sem er lögreglumašur į eftirlaunum - og augljóslega sérfręšingur um sjónvarpsžętti:

Dietl: The fact of the matter is -- I mean, you don't watch 24 on Fox TV? They're out there. They're out there. There are cells out there. We have to protect ourselves against it, as Americans, and you know something, if you're on a plane with me, Hassan, and you're sitting next to me, you'll be looked at a little careful -- more carefully than me. That's the facts of life. That's what we're living with today. I'm sorry to say, 9-11 changed our whole life.

Žaš aš žaš sé fullt af hryšjuverkamönnum ķ sjónvarpinu er sönnun žess aš žaš sé fullt af hryšjuverkamönnum "out there"? Žaš getur vel veriš aš 9-11 hafi "changed our whole life", en ég er ekki viss um aš hryšjuverkaįrįsirnar hafi žurrkaš śt skilin milli raunveruleika og ķmyndunar? Kannski uršu repśblķkanar og stušningsmenn žeirra fyrir alvarlegri gešröskum sem gerir žeim ókleyft aš gera greinarmun į grillum og ķmyndun og svo žeim raunveruleika sem viš bśum ķ?

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Rubert Murdoch višurkennir aš Fox lagfęri fréttir til aš styšja forsetann

Murdoch į bęnŽetta eru svosem ekki fréttir fyrir neinn sem hefur horft į FOX "news", en žaš eru samt fréttir aš eigandi stęrstu kapalfréttastöšvar Bandarķkjanna skuli višurkenna opinberlega aš stefna stöšvarinnar hafi ekki veriš aš flytja fréttir, heldur aš styšja stefnu forsetans. Murduch er staddur ķ Davos ķ Sviss, og var aš tala um fjölmišla og internetiš viš blašamenn. Murdoch hélt žvķ mešal annars fram aš stóru fjölmišlafyrirtękin hefšu litla stjórn į internetinu, og aš blogg vęru aš breyta, ef ekki gerbreyta bęši fjölmišlalandslaginu og žvķ hvernig fólk nįlgast fréttir af lķšandi stundu.

Svo spuršu blašamennirnir Murdoch hvort hann og Fox hefšu reynt aš hafa įhrif į skošanir almennings varšandi strķšiš ķ Ķrak. Svariš var jį!

Asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: "No, I don't think so. We tried." Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: "We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East...but we have been very critical of his execution."

Murdoch višurkennir žetta eins og ekkert sé. Žaš sem hann viršist ekki fatta er aš fréttamišlar hafa žaš hlutverk aš segja fréttir - ekki styšja stefnu einhverra įkvešinna stjórnmįlaflokka. Og žaš vęri ekki heldur stórmįl ef Fox styddi forsetann ef einkunnarorš sjónvarpsstöšvarinnar vęru ekki "Fair and balanced".  

Ég er ekki bśinn aš sjį aš neinn "alvöru" fjölmišill flytji fréttir af žessari yfirlżsingu. Enn sem komiš er er sżni google leitir engar nišurstöšur fyrir žessa frétt, og ég hef bara séš hana į tveimur bloggsķšum og svo į Hollywood reporter. Kannski vegna žess aš žaš eru ekki fréttir aš segja frį žvķ sem er augljóst? C&L segjast žó hafa fariš į stśfana til aš fį stašfestingu į aš rétt sé haft eftir Murdoch.

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Enn af śtśrsnśninga og oršaleikjapólķtķk Repśblķkana: nś er röšin komin aš "-ic"

Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?Ég hef nokkrum sinnum skrifaš um įst repśblķkanaflokksins og forsetaembęttisins į oršaleikjum og śtśrsnśningum. Af nżlegum oršskilgreiningarupphlaupum flokksins er ęsingurinn yfir žvķ hvaš ętti aš kalla įtökin ķ Ķrak, borgarastrķš eša eitthvaš annaš, aušvitaš eftirminnilegstur. Žetta er sami stjórnmįlaflokkur og hélt aš vęri verkefni stjórnmįlamanna aš endurskżra franskar kartöflur "frelsis-kartöflur" - og žetta er sami stjórnmįlaflokkur og reyndi aš fį sjįlfsmoršsįrįsir endurskżršar sem "morš-įrįsir": ķ staš "suicide bombers" tóku Fox news og talsmenn flokksins aš tala um "homicide bombers"... žetta oršskrķpi žeirra lifši ķ nokkrar vikur, kannski mįnuši, įšur en žaš var horfiš śr almennri notkun. Fox "fréttastofan" notar žetta hugtak ennžį, samanber fréttir žeirra af seinustu sjįlfsmoršsįrįsinni ķ Ķsrael.*

Forsetinn og hans fólk viršist hafa meiri įst en ašrir į oršum og merkingu žeirra. Žaš var forsetinn sem tók fyrstur aš nota "homicide bomber" um hryšjuverkamenn og sjįlfsmoršsįrįsir.  Śtśrsnśningar viršast reyndar vera eitthvaš sem fylgir embęttinu sjįlfu, en ekki vera einskoršaš viš Bush, žvķ Clinton, sęllar minningar, reyndi aš drepa umręšu um hįlf aulalegt framhjįhald sitt į dreif meš žvķ ša fara aš tala um merkingu oršsins "is".

Og nś viršist Bush vilja ögra demokrötum til aš fara aš rökręša merkingu višskeytisins -ic:

Near the beginning of the speech last week, Bush congratulated "the Democrat majority" for its electoral victory, using a long-standing Republican formulation seen by many Democrats as a calculated insult. Some liberal bloggers and party strategists saw the president's omission of the last two letters of the party's proper name, Democratic, as a sign of insincerity in preaching bipartisanship.

Sķšan žį hefur Bush haldiš žvķ fram aš hann hafi alveg óvart vķsaš til Demokrataflokksins sem "the democrat party" en ekki "the democratic party". Ķ vištali viš NPR hélt forsetinn žvķ fram aš žetta hefši veriš mismęli, hann vęri hvort sem er mjög "lélegur ķ aš bera fram orš"!

That was an oversight, ... I mean, I'm not trying to needle. Look, I went into the hall saying we can work together, and I was very sincere about it. I didn't even know I did it. ... -- gosh, it's probably Texas. Who knows what it is? But I'm not that good at pronouncing words anyway.

žessi vörn forsetans vakti reyndar nęstum eins mikla athygli og -ic ummęli hans. Žaš er velkunn stašreynd aš forsetinn į ķ erfišleikum meš orš. Žaš hefur vaxiš upp heljarinnar išnašur ķ kringum oršanotkun forsetans - dagatöl og skrķtlubękur meš kommentum eins og "rarely is it asked, is our children learning" og įlķka.

En demokratar og liberal blogospheriš hafa ekki lįtiš segjast og hafa haldiš śti nokkuš linnulķtilli gagnrżni į forsetann og stušningsmenn hans fyrir aš "uppnefna" demokrataflokkinn. Carbetbagger Report hafši žetta aš segja:

Now, as we’ve discussed more than once, “Democrat” is a noun; “Democratic” is an adjective. To congratulate the “Democrat majority” is to use the childish, sophomoric, and grammatically incorrect name Republicans prefer because, like a dimwitted schoolyard bully, they find it amusing to get it wrong. In the context of applauding Dems’ midterm victories, it seemed like a less-than-subtle jab — Bush was mocking Democrats while appearing to be gracious.

Žetta mįl gęti allt virst hįlf fįrįnlegt. Og žaš mętti kannski fęra rök fyrir žvķ aš žaš vęri mikilvęgari hlutir aš gerast ķ veröldinni en žetta. En žaš er žó alls ekki aš įstęšulausu aš fréttaskżrendur og įhugamenn um bandarķsk stjórnmįl hafa veitt žessu athygli. Žaš er löng hefš fyrir žvķ mešal Repśblķkana aš uppnefna demokrataflokkinn - en eins bent er į ķ ķtarlegri grein The New Yorker hefur žetta orš "Democrat party" yfirleitt helst veriš notaš af ómerkilegri pólķtķkusum og blašurhönum Repśblķkana.

The history of “Democrat Party” is hard to pin down with any precision, though etymologists have traced its use to as far back as the Harding Administration. According to William Safire, it got a boost in 1940 from Harold Stassen, the Republican Convention keynoter that year, who used it to signify disapproval of such less than fully democratic Democratic machine bosses as Frank Hague of Jersey City and Tom Pendergast of Kansas City. Senator Joseph McCarthy made it a regular part of his arsenal of insults, which served to dampen its popularity for a while.

In the conservative media, the phenomenon feeds more voraciously the closer you get to the mucky, sludgy bottom. “Democrat Party” is standard jargon on right-wing talk radio and common on winger Web sites like NewsMax.com, which blue-pencils Associated Press dispatches to de-“ic” references to the Party of F.D.R. and J.F.K. (The resulting impression that “Democrat Party” is O.K. with the A.P. is as phony as a North Korean travel brochure.) The respectable conservative journals of opinion sprinkle the phrase around their Web sites but go light on it in their print editions.

Žó menn megi hafa sķnar skošanir į demokrötum er frįleitt aš halda žvķ fram aš žeir séu "ólżšręšislegir". Śtśrsnśningurinn "Democrat Party" er žaš polķtķskt hlašinn aš Žeir einu sem leyfa sér aš nota žaš reglulega eru Fox news! Žegar forsetinn notar oršiš "democrat party" frekar en "democratic party" er hann žvķ aš senda skilaboš til hlustanda Rush Limbaugh og Michael Savage, lesenda Ann Coultner og Insight Mag: "ég er ykkar mašur". 

In days gone by, the anti-“ic” tic tended to be reined in at the Presidential level. Ronald Reagan never used it in polite company, and George Bush pčre was too well brought up to use the truncated version of the out party’s name more than sparingly.

En ekki Bush yngri. Eins og greinarhöfundur The New Yorker bendir į lofaši Bush aš "breyta tóni stjórnmįlaumręšunnar" žegar hann bauš sig fram til forseta 2000. Og flestir kjósendur töldu aušvitaš aš hann meinti aš "til hins betra". Bush lofaši lķka aš "restore dignity" ķ Hvķta Hśsinu - aš hann myndi ekki ljśga svķkja og pretta kjósendur... Reyndin hefur žó oršiš önnur.

*Varšandi fįrįnleika hugtaksins "homicide bombers" og samstarf forsetaembęttisins og Fox news viš aš koma žessu oršskrķpi ķ almenna notkun sjį žessa umfjöllun Media Matters. Andśš į hugtakinu er ekki einskoršuš viš vinstrimenn - samanber žessa fęrslu į Volokh conspiracy - sem er libertarian/conservative blogg. Volokh eru meira aš segja mešlimir "Pajamas Media", svo žaš veršur seint hęgt aš įsaka žį um aš vera vinstrimenn!


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