August 23, 2006

JUST NASTY

Did you know that Fox News Channel reporter Steve Centanni and freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped in Gaza? Maybe not, since all we hear about on TV these days is John Mark Karr. But according to some TV critic guy named Bob Lawrence, this may be more than just an oversight:

Fox has deliberately set itself apart from other news media. Starting at the top with Roger Ailes, the Fox sales pitch has been to deride other media, to declare itself the one source of the real truth, the sole source of ‘fair and accurate’ news reporting. As a result, there’s not a reservoir of kinship or good will with Fox on the part of the rest of the news media. You can’t keep insulting people and then expect friendship when you need it.

They’ve made it a policy to keep a distance between themselves and the rest of the media, far beyond the usual competitive spirit, so that’s where they are: at a distance.

So you mean I was right to make the snide comment a week ago that no one would care because the journalist was from Fox? I thought I was being overly snarky, but I guess life is stranger than parody.

I'm with Cold Fury:

So howzabout we make a little deal: since you and your liberal-media playmates find yourselves unable to muster enough patriotic spirit — or, for that matter, simple human decency — to bother concerning yourselves about the fate of a couple of fellow American journalists because their politics may not mesh with your own, from here on out, American soldiers (the overwhelming majority of whom violently disagree with your politics, which I think we can safely infer from your snide and heartless comment) will no longer be expected to go out and rescue your sorry, worthless asses when the terrorists you’re so busy propagandizing for get tired of putting up with your ass-kissing sycophancy and decide you’d be more useful as hostages instead.

In other words, if partisan politics means that much to you liberal-media jackholes, and you’re that closed-minded that you can’t even rise above your own petty liberal dogma to scrape up a plugged nickel’s worth of fellow-feeling for your American colleagues no matter who they work (or voted) for, then you have no right to expect any when you find yourself caught in a steel-jawed Islamist trap of your own devising.

If the North Kosanese getcha, don't expect any help from your "countrymen"...

Posted by: Sarah at 04:20 AM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 The death of common decency.... It's a very sad thing to witness. Very sad.

Posted by: Andi at August 23, 2006 03:37 PM (g1Or8)

2 Soldiers shouldn't protect liberals eh? Nice one Mussolini. Here's the truth though - other media outlets snub Fox News because it's not a real news program. It's propaganda. The guy who got kidnapped isn't a reporter - he's a propagandist. So yeah, maybe we shouldn't care as much.

Posted by: Will at August 23, 2006 05:37 PM (TfuSc)

3 Will is a boil that should be lanced.

Posted by: Oda Mae at August 23, 2006 08:40 PM (BDfvU)

4 Will is mistaken. Just because he works for FOX news shouldn't mean anything compared to the larger picture which is an American citizen is being held hostage by a bunch of terrorists. Hopefully he'll be safely re-united with his family. That is the most important thing right now at the moment. It's been awhile since I've posted just want to say I enjoy your blog........dislike your politics. That's all folks.

Posted by: tommy in nyc at August 24, 2006 06:15 AM (NMK3S)

5 I don't know... Fox News is bad for people so Steve Centanni is bad for people so I can't work up much sympathy. I can say these things now because we're only three monthes away from taking back the congress and senate, so fuck you.

Posted by: Will at August 24, 2006 09:10 AM (TfuSc)

6 Will, Will, Will, What am I going to do with you? I was hoping you would start debating and disagreeing without being so mean-spirited. I don't give up on people easily; just ask my daughter! I'm still counting on you. You're never too old to change for the better. I'm still trying myself, and I'm almost sixty. Hang in there! Nancy

Posted by: Nancy at August 25, 2006 06:58 PM (pquEL)

7 P.S. I don't mean change your politics, your beliefs, etc., just try to present your case without so much aggression. You do keep this blog lively, that's for sure! Nancy

Posted by: Nancy at August 25, 2006 07:00 PM (pquEL)

8 You are too nice, as always, Nancy. I doubt Will can change - he enjoys being an autocratic, smug wanker a bit too much to give it up - even if a miracle occurs and his dream of a Congress made up of short sighted ostriches actually comes true.

Posted by: Oda Mae at August 26, 2006 03:03 AM (k3v1s)

9 Look at what the Freepers were saying about liberal whore anti-American Jill Caroll. Just look.

Posted by: herb at August 26, 2006 08:09 PM (8NVD0)

10 She was the one telling the stories conservatives claim that they want to be told, but when she was captured, Limbaugh exclaimed that "Something inside me likes this, my friends liberals being show reality"

Posted by: Herb at August 26, 2006 08:17 PM (8NVD0)

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