Saturday, December 15, 2012

Terrible News Today

Flipping through last night's cable coverage of the massacre in Connecticut, I saw that FOX News's coverage was relatively sane (admittedly I only saw a few minutes at a time).  Hannity and Van Susteren didn't have on any of the usual talking assholes who are their regular guests, and their presentations focused on facts.  (I've read FOX also had on that inbred cracker Mike Huckabee, who believes that a well-off Connecticut suburb is a hotbed of Satanism, whose brats deserve to die.)  But the usual fantasies of union thugs, evil teachers, FEMA camps &c. were not on obvious display last night. 

 Most likely, the dolts at FOX aren't bright enough to make that stuff up on the fly, during a breaking news event, and they'll be back wallowing in the sewers with the right-wing bloggers by Sabbath's end.  I won't be surprised to see Steven Crowder in Newtown, attempt to "dialogue" with grieving parents by shoving them come Monday morning.  For now, though, the cretins may just be following their boss's orders:
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has called on United States lawmakers to ban automatic weapons following the Connecticut school massacre, alluding to Australia's response to the Port Arthur massacre.

The News Corp chairman used the social media platform Twitter to express frustration at the easy availability of automatic and semi-automatic guns in his adopted country.

'Terrible news today,' he tweeted. 'When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy.'
One could point out that the aged lizard hasn't used his American organs to promote such an agenda -- just the opposite.  FOX has used, and almost certainly will again use, the spectre of a gun grab to elect and re-elect Republican candiates.  However, even a stopped dick can be right twice a day.  People of conscience should follow Rupert's advice and vote all the NRA whores, of both parties, out of office.  

Here's God's divine plan, according to Mike Huckabee: 
Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II spoke with reporters on Saturday afternoon and said that all of the victims have been identified. He said that most of the schoolchildren who died were first graders and died of multiple gunshot wounds....

The children: Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Joseph Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard. Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt.
The staff: Rachel Davino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rosseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto.
Update (12/16): Another explanation is that FOX & NRA & Friends are running scared.  Wishful thinking?  I hope not.

Update II (12/17): Eric Boehlert documents FOX's history as an organ of the NRA.


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Montag said...

Huckabee is apparently trying to reneg on his previous batshittery, and, as one would expect from him, he's digging the hole even deeper in the process.

America is so full of grifters, sleaze merchants, snake-oil salesmen and PR flacks that hackery is an integral part of the culture, but, goddamn, religious hacks are the worst, and Huckabee is right up there with the worst of `em. When the Bible said Man was made in God's image, Huckabee thinks that means He's an Arkansas shitkicker with a fourth-grade education.

Anonymous said...

A bit unnerving seeing that sign out in front of the school with its founding year, the year I started kindergarten.

And you don't have to wait long for Huckabee to show his true colors. His being an UnClinton released Wayne Dumond on the world, something he's avoided responsibility for ever since.