Skip to main content

In a previous post at my personal blog, I hypothesized that the right-wing bloggers that find fascism, socialism, and pretty much every 'ism there is in media that they don't understand or control ( read : media that doesn't fit into their canted, ideological view of the world ) would now find it in The Weather Channel.

It appears though, that I was incorrect in my assumption.  It turns out that this Ed Morrissey guy ( who appears to be taking over the HotAir site from Michelle Malkin - can she not do anything right? ) has launched in with his complaints before Bill O'Reilly:

The Weather Channel has been a major advocate for global-warming policies. Combining it with the Keith Olbermann/Chris Matthews network will probably result in a major release of greenhouse gases on its own. Given NBC’s inability to impose even a modicum of balance and objectivity at MS-NBC, we can expect Jeff Zucker to use this new outfit as a platform on which to push even harder for statist policies on energy production and use.

Wow Ed, way to cram as many fear-inducing names into one paragraph as you can.  Let's see, you've got global-warming right up front - that will score points with the Hannity crowd.  Then you've got Olbermann AND Tweety back-to-back.  Not pulling any punches, are we?  Oh, you can't forget the catalyst of conservative hysteria, the source of sleepless nights for Malkin, Coulter, O'Reilly, Ailes, and Murdock - the dreaded MSNBC.  Ooooooh, so scary.  And you polished it off with a good-ole reference to "statist policies".

Seriously, it's the fucking weather channel.

But, the start of the piece kind of caught me off guard:

NBC Universal announced a $3.5 billion acquisition of The Weather Channel, helped along by >Mitt Romney’s firm, Bain Capital.

Maybe i'm just reading more into this than I should.  Why is it relevant that Mitt's firm would be mention so up front like that?  There are several possible reasons, none of which make much sense to me right now.  

But seriously, it's the fucking weather channel.

Here's some of the comments from the HotAir piece:

This guy wins the award for rehashing Bill O'Reilly's rambling hysteria.  

Don’t forget GE and its "progressive" CEO Jeff Immelt. He’s in the hot seat. GE tank has tanked big time. The WSJ today has a piece on Immelt’s problems as head of GE. This won’t help restore GE’s image as America’s prime industrial/technological entity.

In case you haven’t noticed, the libs are grabbing hold of corporate America. It started with the Silicon Valley type co’s, but now reaches into industrial companies. Bad, bad news.

JiangxiDad on July 7, 2008 at 1:19 PM

This one is just too hillarious.

This is the point that FOXNEWS needs to create a competing Weather Channel.

"The Weather Changes". Observance of and predictions for the infinitely variable atmostphere of our planet.

Motto: Cyclones are the only Spin you’ll get here.

babylonandon on July 7, 2008 at 1:42 PM

Then this guy dives right into the shallow end of the pool - head first.

Given NBC’s inability to impose even a modicum of balance and objectivity at MS-NBC, we can expect Jeff Zucker to use this new outfit as a platform on which to push even harder for statist policies on energy production and use.

A global tax is the ultimate aim. If Obama wins, this will be one of the major objectives. You read it here, as I repeat myself on some topics.

Entelechy on July 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM

And I have NO idea what this guy is even attempting to say.

So how many Nothing But Crap channels will this make?

Anyone else notice the weather channel temperature maps are being recalibrated, making them appear more orange-red. The shift seems to come by making the inflection point about 70 instead of about 75, Subtle propaganda, now the whole US map appears orange or red in the summer.

How soon before they all get the orders?

I wonder why they are doing that? I notice our local channel still has the old style ‘cooler’ maps where about a third of the country appears blue-green.

tarpon on July 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM

So, is it Marxists, Fascists, Communists, Socialists.  These guys can't even make up their minds.

Looks like Marxists are even taking over the weather...If Fauxbama does get into the White House, I’m going to feel like I’m in the middle of "Invasion of the Marxist Body Snatchers" Isn’t anyone going to expose this fraud???? Where’s my country indeed...........

adamsmith on July 7, 2008 at 3:28 PM

These people are offically insane.

Originally posted to aironlater on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 07:00 PM PDT.

Poll

What Will Happen To The Weather Channel Now?

11%24 votes
2%6 votes
14%31 votes
9%21 votes
5%12 votes
14%31 votes
40%86 votes

| 211 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site