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  •  What a malignant messenge to send (0+ / 0-)

    all of the ranchers who pay, and have paid, their grazing fees for their entire professional lives.

    Lazily report the blatantly easy to debunk mythology of the criminal who is doing wrong and is clearly doing wrong over the reality of what just happened, for that is how you get Matt Drudge/Ailes kudos.

    What is counterfeit currency worth?

    Nothing.

    Currying favors with the Rove/Atwater Right and thinking you are building up an account you can draw on is like thinking saving plastic sculptures of food is preparing for a time of famine. It's not real.

    Even the biggest Villlage bootlick can go from good dog to America hating Socialist Secular Humanist Jihadi apologist with one instance of failing to be a good lickspittle.

    The most maddening thing about the useful idiot brigades in our Village media is that you get no cache or built up reserve of good will for doing this shit. None. It's a bad faith driven movement. It doesn't act in good faith. Ever.

    The second a Dylan Byers or Luke Russert or Ron Fournier writes something negative, or refuses to report the bullshit memes and frames, they are slagged as quickly as somebody who has been doing his or her job the entire time.

    I could understand why they do what they do if we lived in a world where doing what they do for the Right actually paid dividends that were real.  I would still despise them, but the grift part of it would explain why they do it. Because it pays. For the same reason I understand why people in positions of power take bribes even if I loathe them for the malignant role the play.

    They get no reward for this shit. It's all a mirage.

    If you are not a wingnut, you are nothing to them.

    Just a parasite, useful idiot, or enemy. Or all three.

    I have a morbid fascination with just how bad the Right would have to act before the idiots in our media finally get that they are useful idiots permanently. Stooges. Hated and held in contempt every step of the way. That is their lot in life with the Right.

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” — Auric Goldfinger

    by LeftHandedMan on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 08:01:48 PM PDT

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