Friday, February 25, 2011

Unserious Boobs

This is why right wing pundits and Fox News models are completely unserious when it comes to matters of discussing political policy. Here's Fox News' Megyn Kelly and Monica Crowley discussing the decision of the Obama administration to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act it deems to be unconstitutional.

Now, you may agree or disagree with the decision as is your right. But is it necessary to call the President of the United States "Mubarak Obama"? Really? Is that being a serious journalist, if that's how you define yourself? And Crowley then chose to go the route of, "Well, if Bush did this..." Remind me again how the right was all up in arms when the Bush administration gave the thumbs up on waterboarding and other torture tactics in direct violation of countless treaties and military codes of conduct. A nation of laws indeed, Monica.

In the blogosphere, Andrew Sullivan points out that Matt Drudge decided to go with this lovely headline in the midst of the protests in Libya:

"GADDAFI: OBAMA IS A FRIEND," reads the banner headline on his [Drudge's] website right now. The link goes to a year-old interview Gaddafi gave with a London-based newspaper...
So Drudge is now taking Qaddafi's insane ramblings at face value?... Drudge isn't alone. A blogger at Malkin's place picks up a loony World Net Daily article suggesting that Qaddafi, Jeremiah Wright, and Obama are all in cahoots.
Well if that's the case, Drudge, WND, Malkin and her minions, and the rest of those loons should be headlining how the protesters in Libya are just drug-addled people who were taken advantage of by Osama Bin Laden. I mean if Gaddafi said it, it must be true, right? Very serious.

ADDING... A correction, or rather a further explanation of the Justice Department's DOMA statement. The White House and the DoJ has decided not to defend the constitutionality of DOMA in appeals, not the enforcement of the law itself. So that makes the Fox clip above even more asinine.

Also, how many different ways can you spell Gaddafi? Khaddafi? Qaddafi?


jhw22 said...

Great post!


NowhereMan said...

How dare you imply that the fox blondes are dumb!how about the bleach blonde on fox and fiends who asked a muslim cleric if he was a terrorist?oops, bad example.All right,you got me!
By the way, after all his rantings of the past week, I will now simply refer to him as daffy