Skip to main content

Lately I have been spending a lot of time perusing stories at the Yahoo! News site.

I am not providing a link because anybody literate enough to read these words ona computer should be able to find it.

And all you gotta do is go there.

if you can stomach it: it's definitely not for everybody.

Because I have worked in mental health for 30 years and have listened to endless tales of sexual and physical abuse, amazingly crazy delusional schemes and the conspiracies of paranoid individuals, I feel both qualified to review the massive delusional outpouring one sees at that site as well as 'protected' from that crap because long-ago I developed the ability to tolerate such sheer sustained madness.

My actually serious point is that Yahoo News IS a wholly-rightwing site.

The stories are written with rightwing bias: There's way too many to list but this morning's gem is here:

Obama wins the second debate. Too bad it’s not the one that mattered.
See, if Rmoney had "won" the debate, thes same asshole writer would have been gushing about how Rmoney did this and Rmoney did that.

It would have been "Rmoney Sweeps Series".

But no.

Obama kicked Rmoney's ass all over the stage, while Rmoney CHOKED, so Obama 'won' but the debate doesn't matter.

The comments there are just unbelieveably stupid. Droolingly stupid. "I need assistance to wipe my ass" stupid.

They are also absolutely delusional: Birtherim, Kenya Conspiracy kooks: The debate moderator was set up by Obama, the questions were all targeted for Obama": it's a freaking circus over there.

Another telling detail is when I DO point this out

More rightwing horsehit from Yahoo News's massive wingnut bias.

Jesus God Almighty - Not the debate that mattered.

TRANSLATION: WAAAAAAAH! Obama won the debate.

If "Rmoney had won the debate" we'd not here this horsehit about "not an important debate".

God the sour grapes with these whiny anti-American nutbags.

Not just because it is foul, this  gets hidden because they have this HUGE delusional about the existence of something called "The Liberal Media" and they are unshakable in their stupid faith in this laughable topic.

Did I say topic? I meant DELUSION.

mention anything about Yahoo being a rightwing site or the right having major control of content and they simply have a spasm. It's sort of like cow-tipping, only more fun and no cows are injured.

There is, as most readers know, no such thing as a liberal media. 3 hours a night on MSNBC + Jon Stewart do NOT equal "liberal media". it just doesn't come remotely close to balancing the the totally unfair, outrageous over-representation of rightwing talking points and ideology that pours forth daily from the wingnut media: hate radio, ALL television stations, most print media outside what we know to be left-leaning.

If there were such a thing a a liberal media, especially as these numbnuts envision it, marijuana would have been relegalized in the early 1970's, anti-war protests would not be downplayed, denigrated and befouled by every last tv station; Reagan might never have been president. We probably would have avoided the illegal attack on Iraq.

it's not without bright spots, though: from the link above:

Camano Is. Artist  •  7 hrs ago

I will gladly take a smart nerd over a slick liar.
254 Replies

BC  •  7 hrs ago

Too bad????? Really. What a journalist. Journalism is dead. Thank you Yahoo.
53 Replies
Jh  •  5 hrs ago

yahoo must have written this
9 Replies

I treat this largely as sport - there is no actual ability to debate people at Yahoo. Wingnuts have this pervasive fantasy they are somehow master debaters with a firm and exhaustive grasp of facts they want to find in each stoy and which they 'use' in their 'debates'.

Another thing that yahoo does that betrays it's wingnut alliances is it forbids any sort of hyperlink: there is no way to provide any supporting information from one's points and it really and truly is just a shouting match over there.

Finally, they post polls showing Rmoney ahead of Obama, which I don't think is really correct, but, again, this is not a 'news' site: it's a propaganda septic tank.

Wingnuts are simply too delusional to participate in actual debates, they are too anti-intellectual to have anything like a 'command of facts' and anything that one would link would be shot down immediately as "liberal media junk".

They really are impervious to reality and they have zero credibility.

And .....they're just so stupid.

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

  •  Tip Jar (18+ / 0-)

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 05:49:11 AM PDT

  •  that headline about (5+ / 0-)

    "not the one that mattered" really stood out for me this morning.  I don't read the articles, their headlines are sufficient, but yahoo certainly gives me a heads-up about what the right-wing spin of the day is going to be.

    •  They have some conservative political blogs (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      xxdr zombiexx

      I assumed the link was to some kind of conservative opinion piece. Actually, I think this debate means more than the first one, especially after Romney was made to look the buffoon with the binder full of women and then his Benghazi Boehner (sic). I never bothered to look at the link to the headline because it's just spin to minimize how badly Mitt fucked up last night.

  •  I saw that too this morning and laughed (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    xxdr zombiexx, furi kuri, JGibson

    My wife spend a lot of time on Yahoo and she points out the worst of the worst. The funny thing is conservatives think the news in yahoo is biased against them.

  •  Sounds like Yahoo is Astroturf Central (0+ / 0-)

    Newsvine used to be that way, too, but many of them were chased off. Mainstream media caters to addictions, so it sound like catering to people's addiction to lies and hatred helps Yahoo's "engagement" ratings...

  •  You just noticed this? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    It's been an outhouse basement for years, taking the insight of the Youtube comments section and applying it to journalism. Fortunately, you can go elsewhere for news on the interwebs.

  •  Glad to know someone else uses (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Yahoo "news" (such an appropriate name, isn't it?) as a totally unscientific research device.

    Did you happen to note the author of the aforementioned article?

    Jeff Greenfield. Who used to be a relatively decent reporter for NBC not many years back, IIRC.

    Wonder who he pissed off to end up in the Yahoo sewer?

    (I do use Yahoo for my email. Did that a long time ago, and now it's just too damn much trouble to change...)

    "In other words, if we bust our butts, there's an even chance things will get better; and if we sit on our butts, there's a major chance things will go completely to hell". --- G2geek

    by Lorinda Pike on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 06:22:51 AM PDT

    •  I have now been informed that Mr. Greenfield (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      still works for NBC/MSNBC, apparently.

      Shows you how much MSM I watch, even with my hubby retired after 40+ years in the news business.

      Greenfield is still a hack. He should stay in the Yahoo sewer...

      "In other words, if we bust our butts, there's an even chance things will get better; and if we sit on our butts, there's a major chance things will go completely to hell". --- G2geek

      by Lorinda Pike on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 06:46:17 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I was irritated when I saw that article, too (0+ / 0-)

    Their standards are clearly dropping. I thought they were fairly neutral a few years ago. Not so much anymore. It's disappointing to say the least.

  •  AOL is the same bullshit (0+ / 0-)

    and has gotten even more face time with its takeover of Huffington Post.  So, it is more important than ever to have this kind of news source at Kos.
    Disclaimer, I am not Kos.

  •  Yahoo.. (0+ / 0-)

    Is a member of ALEC.....

    Educational experience based on non-consensual behaviorism is authoritarian mind control.

    by semioticjim on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:18:42 AM PDT

  •  This is a political analysis (0+ / 0-)

    Greenfield says if Obama had given this performance in the first debate the election would be over. (hint: that means he thinks Obama kicked ass). He opines (cause that is his job) that it will not have that effect because Mitts dominance in debate one has guaranteed the race will at least be competitive.

    Do you really disagree with any of that?

    Does anyone really think that Obama is going to get the blowout we hoped for before that first debate? The arguments about polls are no longer whether Obama's lead is getting close to double digits, but why the Gallup poll showing Romney up 6 is an outlier in a genuinely close race.

    Personally, I think Obama is up 4 (cause I really only trust the Rand poll) and will be up 6 in a week based on the debate performance, but Greenfield's analysis could have been written by Kos.

  •  From the comments ... (0+ / 0-)

    at Yahoo news -- a reference to the "three houses of Congress." I quit reading.

    I gave up, too, on the comments at The Washington Post. Absolute sinkhole. I can understand interactivity on opinion pieces, columns and blogs. But the ability to comment on news stories at WaPo only welcomes the propagandizers, the stupid and the nut cases. Only occasionally, will the serious, informed readers get a chance to have a dialog.

    Which brings us to gratitude for Daily Kos!

    In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot." ~ Czeslaw Milosz

    by Caneel on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:48:22 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site