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perfect, I left Tweetie off my list. He is right up there with the best of the pigs.
Tweety IS an asshole, but he usually rips both sides of the aisle equally. I watch mostly for the guests...not his blow-hard bullshittery.
Why, that's most equanimous of you, Dusty.;>)For me Matthews has two fairly large black spots: not holding Bush 41 to account after the pardons of the Iran-Contra 7 (Weinberger et al), but instead cheerleading with others the quick coverup of treasonous activities by the Reagan/Bush admin - and pantysniffing the Clintons so hard that the elastic waistband imbedded itself into his skull, nightly during the interminable media auto-da-fe of the Clinton years.In my opinion, there is no difference between 'journalistic' advocacy and 'blogging' advocacy where issues are concerned, and Matthews acts as advocate far more than he does as 'impartial reporter' - a centrist, corporate status quo Hannity, one perhaps less naked in his bias. A modern college degree in journalism doesn't make anyone more capable of information analysis/collation and critical thinking...It merely teaches one the 'acceptable' forms of information dissemination, and we have seen where such familiar relationships between media and government lead.
The thing with WAG Matthews is as Dusty says, he "rips both sides...equally." And that means he has the ethical insight of a fucking jellyfish. For an editorialist to be unable to discern the immorality of the Rethugs is so off the scale that he can still wag "equally," is tantamount to betrayal of the public's trust in the third estate to get the truth. It's also the reason Keith Olbermann, despite his enormous head, became a keeper of the public's trust.He's just a Waggy "meorpe." (word verification) And DB, your stock went way up when I saw you draw attention to your W.V. in another comment somewhere. ;-}
Tweety is a birdbrain. There are days I don't mind him too much, and days I spend the hour screaming obscene names at him. But stop watching? I can't. It always holds the promise of one sort of train wreck or another.
it is only about ratings - not journalism, fairness, balance, equality -- tweety realizes he needs audience from all sides
Precisely, DCap - He has not yet been inFOXtrinated toward the maximal propaganda state, and thus his mind must be sent out to One-Hour Hannitizing for a proper cleaning...Although I suspect that his volte-face over Bush policy in the latter part of 2008 was due to his broker sharing some frank views about conservative-style capitalism and its effect on his account. ;>)...Indeed Utah, train wreck journalism is here to stay, if for no other reason than rantings + ratings = revenue....That was what journalism used to aspire to, M. Hart - reasonable coverage of current events without overt editorialization or disparaging contrasts offered as 'balance'. While conservatives decry the 'Fairness Doctrine', the fact is that it was one of the few things that prevented the sort of overt spin proffered by any ideology, due to the threat of having to provide airtime 'balance' for its rebuttal. Gosh, who took that thorny problem away?Now...What is this W.V. of which you speak? There was that time at band camp in Wheeling...;>)
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