Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ok, I'd like to fit a little humor in here, but I can't do it. Every once in a while, when it is so clearly obvious that our media landscape is so very fucked, I am not sure how to react.

Bill Kristol, you know, the neoconservative, prissy little chickenhawk who predicted easy victory in Iraq, has never seen battle in his life outside of an X Box and now is calling for escalation so more people who can't afford to live in his part of town will die, has JUST BEEN HIRED BY TIME MAGAZINE.

That's right, this panty-waist pajama warrior who has lived on right-wing welfare his entire life, from ABC to FoxNews to Dan Quayle to The Weekly Standard, now also can add Time to the list.

Seriously, I want to know something.

Is the criteria for being given another huge microphone that you have to be WRONG about everything? The ludicrously stupid Krauthammer, the willfully dishonest Joe Klein (remember his denial about writing Primary Colors) and the "I see fifth columnists" Andrew Sullivan weren't providing quite enough of a voice to right-wing YYY chromosome types...

So to add balance to that, wait a minute, wait a minute, I got it...how about we give a job to that fuckin moron Bill Kristol!

Unbelievable. For once, I think I'm even speechless (all evidence to the contrary).


At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd seen something on this awhile ago and nearly choked.

Some things are just too irrational to laugh at. With even more exposure than he already gets, or deserves, this schmuck and his misguided, toxic little blather can potentially influence even more of its malleable readers...not to mention the magazine's obvious dearth of standards.

Time is falling right in line with the usual outlets. Hence, Time's Person of the Year 2007:

A sheep.

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Ok...regarding Journalism. A few weeks ago I attended my daughters graduation from the University of Missouri Journalism school. At the commencement, their speaker was a woman named Jean Becker. She is the chief of staff for the former President Bush, oversaw the opening of the Bush library, not to mention, she did the research and editing of Bush's memoir "All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings". Now it gets even sicker..she also helped Barbara Bush (ugh!) with the research of her autobiography "Reflections" (which should have been called "Let Them Eat Cake" IMO).

Anyway, needless to say, her entire speech was about the evils of blogs and her skewed view on what journalistic integrity is. I had to do all I could to keep myself from throwing up. Is this where I sent my daughter to school? I paid over $100,000 in tuition and she was taught from people like this??? To make it worse, I walked out of the commencement ceremony only to see a Fox News truck parked on the street across from the building I just exited! What!!! I even took a picture of it, but my daughter refused to stand in front of it. Can't blame her for that.

Much to my relief, my daughter said that you should have heard the groans coming from her fellow graduates as they had to sit and endure that speech. Some, she said, couldn't hold back their laughter. Thank goodness for that! Sure, maybe a few of them bought into her false sincerity about integrity, but most have seen what has been going on in the media and they are determined to get out and change that. My daughter said some of her professors were livid over the state of journalism in the main stream media. Journalism is getting a bad rap, all because those at the top sold out to the big money.

Will it change? Who knows, I never thought it would go this far. In fact, in my wildest dreams, I never thought they would support this war for as long as they did. It sickens me...as it sickens me to even look at Billy Kristol and his ilk.

So, I'm hoping that people like Billy the Kid Kristol will be packing his bags to make room for some real journalist soon...and I hope those Fox News people didn't snag any new graduates and suck the blood out of them before they got a chance to do some real journalistic work.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Jambon said...

mary ellen, props to you (and congrats to your daughter!) as i don't think i could have stomached sitting thru that commencement speech. but it is enlightening to hear that some of her professors are just as disturbed as we are about the state of the MSM.

So who is Time going to bring aboard next? Thomas Friedman to report on "Fair Trade"? Or maybe Kathie Lee Gifford can do a guest column on "child labor"?


At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Time Magazine just a coloring book anyway?

Who reads that poo?

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...


Thanks for the congrats for my daughter. I'm obviously proud as hell of the girl. She also graduated with a degree in Political Science. Smart girl....like her dad. ;-)

//So who is Time going to bring aboard next? Thomas Friedman to report on "Fair Trade"? Or maybe Kathie Lee Gifford can do a guest column on "child labor"?//

I don't know about TIME , but I heard that Bush is considering Rush Limbaugh as the new "drug czar".

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen - regarding your evil blogger comments.

I'm offended by what that silly lady said. Time = bad. Blogs = good. What planet is she from?

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...


//I'm offended by what that silly lady said. Time = bad. Blogs = good. What planet is she from?//

Well, I'm going to give the poor woman the benefit of the doubt. You have to realize the amount of time she had to spend with George and Barbara Bush while researching and editing their books. Could you imagine the torture she must have endured being in the same room...breathing the same retched air that Barbara Bush was breathing? My gosh! That could turn anyone's brain to mush! I can only feel sorry for the woman and hope that she will someday come to her senses.

Look at the bright side, do you really want someone like her to have her own website.Of course,if she does decide to do that, I'm sure the "bugman", Tom Delay, will help her set it up.

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

I think if I had to spend any amount of time in a room with that petrified forest Barbara Bush I would probably say something that would get me arrested (I am sure none of you can imagine that)...

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



But you are right Mary Ellen. That would be a horrible thing to endure and I am ill equipted to understand what that kind of torture does to a person.

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait...Barbara Bush breathes? All this time I thought she was stuffed.

And I won't tell you with what.


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