Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let's just admit it

When some nutball takes a shot at Barack Obama because they keep stoking the embers (and admit it we all have a deep-seated fear this will happen), the Glenn Becks, Rush Limbaughs, and Lou Dobbs of the world will deny ANY responsibility for about 48 hours and then start it all up again (though I'm sure Glenn Reynolds will take it as an opportunity to demand President's start packing heat so they can return fire). They'll suffer absolutely absolutely no social consequences, hell, they'll probably demand and receive a bonus.

The failure of the rest of the media to call FoxNews out on racist nonsense, name calling, and implied calls for violence that would NEVER be tolerated from the Left (hell, you cannot do NONE of these things and get your ass fired if you do it from the left, see Churchill, Ward; Maher, William) is sickening.

Behold the BRAVERY...

...on Fox & Friends, Glenn Beck said President Obama has "a deep-seated hatred for white people." Of the president, Beck went on to say that "this guy is, I believe, a racist."

and then...

Tonight, TVNewser posted the following statement from Bill Shine, Fox News' Senior Vice President of Programming in response:

"During Fox & Friends this morning, Glenn Beck expressed a personal opinion which represented his own views, not those of the Fox News Channel. And as with all commentators in the cable news arena, he is given the freedom to express his opinions."

Summarized quite succinctly by Gawker:

So in other words, Fox News said this: Glenn Beck is free to use our airwaves to say whatever the hell he wants, no matter how baseless and irresponsible the things he says may be, and will you now please leave us the hell alone.


Must call for one of those blogger ethics conferences.

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