Following not far behind the fetid footsteps of Rush Limbaugh who called Media Matters "Stalinist" for actually daring to publish his statements and regularly pointing out how completely full of shit he is.
Other wingerettes have begun to join in the refain of "They're Coming to Get Us, hee hee..."
On the April 16 edition of his television show, Bill O'Reilly invited Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce to comment on the firing of Don Imus, which, according to O'Reilly, "has metastasized into an ideological witch-hunt by evil forces." Bruce asserted that "small groups of people" are engaged in an "effort" to "silence" and "destroy" "people who are not intimidated" and that these groups "have a list of individuals that are to be targeted."
Crossposted from Truth2Power Blog
Later, when O'Reilly asked how she would respond to those who questioned why liberals would "target Don Imus" since he "was essentially a liberal guy on the radio," Bruce claimed: "There is a civil war going on right now between the far-left individual extremists, as you have noted them to be, and the classical liberal basic Democrats." She added: "In order to be able to even go after Republicans eventually, or conservatives, these far-left forces need to purge our own House of Democrats like myself who speak the truth and will confront them on what they are. That's why Imus had to be eliminated and that's why they went after him first. And now they'll proceed down their list."
Democrats like "herself?" Tammy Bruce is No Democrat. She like Joe Lie-berman, uses that appelation to lend legitimacy to her regular and lengthy skreeds about Democrats such as when she stated that putting "Howard Dean in charge of the DNC is like putting OJ Simpson in charge of a woman's shelter". She's no more a Democrat than O'Reilly is an "Independant."
Further, if Liberals are making a "Hit-List" why is it the O'Reilly described "Far Left Liberal" Frank Rich has called Imus firing a lynching? Why has John Kerry - the alleged "biggest Liberal in the Congress" come out against the firing? From the ever-so-left-leaning New York Post:
April 18, 2007 -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry yesterday said he doesn't think Don Imus should have been fired for his racially charged comments - a sharp break with the current Democratic 2008 front-runners.
"You know, the punishment has to fit the crime, so to speak," Kerry, the Democrats' defeated 2004 White House hopeful, told NY1.
For the record, I happen to agree with Kerry and felt that this situation should have been handled the same way that FCC has handled other examples of profane and offensive speech on the public airwaves. (i.e. Let them speak - so we know just hot fucked-in-the-head they are - but make them pay for it in the pocket book to the tune of $1M or so if they go too far.)
In fact, I think that's exactly how they should handle O'Reilly, Bruce and of course - Michael Savage who jumped in during the chorus of this little self-pitty-ditty from his own radio program...
On the April 13 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said of Media Matters for America: "They're people who attack me. It's run by a homosexual activist who hates anybody in the media who does not kowtow to the homosexual agenda." Referring to Media Matters' CEO and President David Brock, Savage added, "The man who runs it is, in my opinion, a straight-out maniac. He would belong much more happily in the ex-Soviet Union." Savage has previously referred to Media Matters as "a gay website that attacks me every day" and called Brock "a psychopath."
Echoing Limbaugh, Savage went on to claim that somehow the dreaded George Soros is at the bottom of it all...naturall.
Savage further claimed on his April 13 show that Media Matters is "funded by" progressive philanthropist George Soros. He stated: "They've held themselves up as somehow above the fray, only looking for fair-mindedness in the media. It turns out that they are, in fact, funded by one of the most vile anti-American creatures in the world, George Soros." Savage went on to call Soros "a totally dangerous individual" who "doesn't miss an opportunity to attack this country" and "should be stripped of his citizenship."
By the way Soros funds and supports Moveon.org not Media Matters.
And just to round out our trifecta of projection there's the
comedy stylings raving lunacy of one Debbie Schlessel.
In an April 18 weblog entry, right-wing pundit Debbie Schlussel responded to a Media Matters for America item that highlighted her "speculat[ion]" in an April 16 post (since removed) that Cho Seung-Hui, identified as the Virginia Tech gunman, might have been a "Paki" Muslim and part of "a coordinated terrorist attack." As Media Matters pointed out, "Paki" is a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent. Schlussel attacked Media Matters, writing: "Media Matters bragged to the Wall Street Journal that it was responsible for taking down Don Imus. I suppose now that Don Imus is gone, they've assigned the vegan lesbian transsexual 'interspecies erotica' devotee they had monitoring the Imus show to monitor my site."
But wait she wasn't done...
Yesterday, Keith Olbermann--MSNBC resident uber-left crank and bizarro--picked me for the bronze for his daily "Worst Person in the World Award." Damn--Only bronze?
Yes, with all the terrorists, murderers, and assorted other malefactors in the world, I am the third worst person in the world. As usual, the nutty, angry Olby's got his priorities and sense of proportion straight. Well, at least, his puppet masters at the aprocryphally [sic] named, far-left "Media Matter for America" have their priorities straight. When they say jump, Olbermann asks "how low." (And FYI, in case you haven't heard, there are all kinds of rumors that Olbermann stalked then-WNBA player Rebecca Lobo, when she was no longer interested in him. Only a girlie-man would stalk a manly-girl.
Talk about low-blows, that one's scapping the bottom of the septic tank. And just think she actually managed to top this by then going on to claim that George Soros, who is jewish, was really a Nazi Simpathiser and Collaborater when he was a 14-year-old in occupied Hungary during WWII.
The many ironies of this situation are varied. How is what happened to Imus all that different from what happened to Dan Rather at the hands (keys) of Pajama's Media? The result of course was that Right-Wing attack poodle Katie Couric got a cushy spot on the CBS Evening News and a chance to sink her claws into Presidential Candidate John Edwards on 60 Minutes when she should be doing the weather in Skokie.
In this case it appears that MSNBC has decided to replace the politically vaccilating Imus with right-wing radio host Michael Smerconish, who in the past has stated:
- The only alleged abuse at Abu Ghraib was the taking of "naked pyramid pictures."
- That the alleged mistreatment of detainees at Guantanemo amounted to "play[ing] Christina Aguilera music a bit too loud."
- That "maybe law enforcement ought to step in" at pro-immigration demonstrations and consider "gathering ... up" illegal immigrants. (Y'know, like they used to do in Germany I suppose?)
- that political correctness has made the United States "a nation of sissies."
So if the great plan of the "Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy" of Brock, Soros and Olbermann - all of whom of course are being manipulated behind the scenes by the dastardly Hillary Rodham Clinton - was to take out Imus for not being left wing enough they've sure done a great job by having him replaced by the likes of Michael the Smear-con-artist.