« Oh My Sweet Fancy Moses: Real Yahoo/USNews Headine -- "Obama's Flip-Flops for the Public Good" | Main | Given The Choice Between Protecting The Troops And Helping Terrorists, House Dems Are Going With The Terrorists »
June 05, 2009

Even Liberals Starting to Find NBC's Obama-Love Risible

I noticed this yesterday but didn't think it was worth mentioning. But now that Jon Stewart is in on the act, I guess it's a trend.

Slate's Troy Patterson is that most useless of media types, a television reviewer. The only reason I know his name is because I had some fun with this card-carrying sissy when he hyperventilated over the extreme right-wing messaging of 24.

And when I say card-carrying sissy, I'm not talking about his sexuality. As far as I know. But he is, obviously, a sissy, gay or straight.

Oh, who am I kidding.

Anyway, he watched that Brian Williams tour of the White House Obama's lower duodenum and found it almost as laughable as a conservative might.

This week, NBC News, feeling left out of the fun [of how ridiculous the NBC Entertainment division was proving itself], got in on the act of degrading the airwaves. Congrats to Steve Capus and his team for reminding viewers just how awful television news can be.

...the special’s dumbest moment was the tracking shot showing Obama walking the portico as if he were taking a date into the Copa 'round the back way.

Maybe. There are so many bits of ridiculousness here that it’s tough to pick a favorite. The pulsing dance music scoring a shot of Rahm Emmanuel opening a door? The adrenalized zooming on envelopes labeled "top secret"? The segment pretending to offer an “anatomy of a talking point” that could have been approved by David Axelrod himself?

The president’s opposition couldn’t have been giddier at seeing "the media" so blatantly submerged in "the tank."

He throws "media" in quotes... I don't know why. I guess he's suggesting that NBC isn't real media, or at least it's not acting as real media here. But this is what the media routinely does. They're just usually not this transparent about it.

Anyway, that's what I can add to Allah's post about Jon Stewart similarly laughing at Brian Williams' two-hour sex tape.

I still don't find Stewart funny -- I mean, jeeze, his big funny line is the sort of thing I write every third post -- but it is interesting that liberals are even beginning to nauseate themselves.

Also tucked in there: I questioned the usefulness of Rasmussen's newfangled "Presidential Approval Index," but there's no questioning the pedigree of this metric: Obama's "Excellent/Good" rating stands at 51%. His fair/poor (that is, his disapproval; "fair" means bad) is at 49%.

51-49? Seriously? Given the other numbers peg his support in the mid-to-high fifties, I'm guessing this is on the low side.

But who knows.

digg this
posted by Ace at 06:15 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "Is it racist of me to think she'd fit right in wit ..."

JackStraw: ">>Antifa Bitch Who Announced She'd Stab You In the ..."

Guy Mohawk: "Have we bought Greenland yet? ..."

Citizen Cake: "You know, I heard Chinese girls don't come with gr ..."

Hotgas VIP Member: "when you start talking about yellow stars and mask ..."

It's me donna : "But she was just kidding... Haven't we all made st ..."

eleven: "[i] Lets do the Time Warp again. Posted by: Bete[ ..."

tubal: "47 Well, she does look a bit mentally challened. ..."

Hands: "... separate actions Monday aimed at curtailing ha ..."

Tom Servo: "32 Is it racist of me to think she'd fit right in ..."

The Invisible Man: "Well, she does look a bit mentally challened. - ..."

Anna Puma: "A Dr. Amy Bishop averted or launched? ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64