Friday, May 2, 2008

Manifesto Joe's Great Moments In Conservative History, Chapter 8: Fox News Has Lincoln Debating Frederick Douglass

By Manifesto Joe

The Pythons (as in Monty) couldn't have done better than this. The American history scholars at Fox News aired this Monday, in an attempted reference to Hillary Clinton's debate challenge to Barack Obama. A lot of bloggers and pundits got to the item before I did, but hey, better late than never for something this priceless:

An intern apparently had to take the rap for this screw-up, but the immaculately groomed boobs on the air seemed pretty oblivious as well. The conservative spin would be to blame it on the deficiencies of our public school system. You know, the one that pays so poorly that brighter teachers tend to leave the profession post haste.

Others went on to have fun with this gem:

And more fun still:

When Joseph Pulitzer was asked, what are the three most important things in journalism, he is said to have replied, "Accuracy, accuracy, and accuracy."

Fox must be sharing a fact-checking intern with Rush Limbaugh. They "report." This time, some of us get to deride.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Marc McDonald said...

Does anyone remember the idiotic comment Rush Limbaugh made years ago where he said global warming was no threat? He said that even if the ice in Antarctica melted, it'd be no big deal and wouldn't raise the world's ocean levels, because "if you have a glass of water with an ice cube, if the cube melts, it doesn't raise the level of the water in the glass."

I was recently listening to HateWing radio and some idiot was STILL peddling this story. It's one of these stories on HateWing radio that'll never die (such like the "Clinton murdered Vince Foster" story, which Rush still refers to from time to time).

These right-wingers live off in their own little world, hermitically sealed from facts and reality.

dr sardonicus said...

That's why you can never defeat them, you can only outnumber them.

Chris Wilcox said...

Priceless. The smug idiot panel pokes fun at the hapless intern all the while they prove they are bigger idiots than said intern. Ya gotta love those guys.