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September 08, 2008

Adam McKay: Comic Mastermind

Sure, Anchorman was hilarious, and so was Talledega Nights.

But now he's directed his most uproariously funny comic creation -- a HuffPo post claiming the Republicans will win the election... due to right-wing media bias.

So what is this house advantage the Republicans have? It's the press. There is no more fourth estate. Wait, hold on...I'm not going down some esoteric path with theories on the deregulation of the media and corporate bias and CNN versus Fox...I mean it: there is no more functioning press in this country. And without a real press the corporate and religious Republicans can lie all they want and get away with it. And that's the 51% advantage....

Four corporations own all the TV channels. All of them. If they don't get ratings they get canceled or fired. All news is about sex, blame and anger, and fear. Exposing lies about amounts of money taken from lobbyists and votes cast for the agenda of the last eight years does not rate. The end.

So one side can lie and get away with it....

I'm telling you, we're going to lose this thing....

So what do we do?

[M]ost importantly we should bring up re-regulating the media and who owns it and what that conflict of interest is a lot more....

Obama and Biden should also create a "master sound bite sentence" and repeat it hundreds of times.... [You mean they haven't done that already? -- ed.]

This race should be about whether the Republican Party is going to be dismantled or not after the borderline treason of the past eight years. But instead it is about making the word "community organizer" a dirty word and a beauty queen who shoots foxes from a plane. Someone is not in any way doing their job and it's the press. Or more specifically, that job no longer exists.

...

This is it folks. If McCain takes power we fade and become Australia in the seventies: a backwoods country with occasional flashes of relevance. Except we've got a way bigger military and we're angrier. People will get hurt and we'll pay the bill for the bullets. I'm telling you, unless we wake up, we're gonna lose this frickin' thing.

In related news, Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy to cover up for her pregnant daughter and took her baby as her own. The right-wing media, knocking a working mom like that. Horrible.

The key to comedy? A touch of madness.

Adam McKay's all set.

Shake and Bake, Baby! Shake and Bake! That just happened!

That's a given. That's a given.


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