Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why Do They Do It?






I went to the Lab Tuesday, for blood work. Guess where she found the best vein. In spite of the way it looks, it didn't really hurt. I just thought I'd make a blatant play for sympathy.





On a wholly different subject, why oh why do the Democrats let Fox News stampede them with their bogus "news" stories? It happens over and over. They panicked over the completely made-up stories on Fox about Acorn, and it ruined that worthy organization. The Democrats and the national media swallowed the story hook, line and sinker and Acorn had to close its doors forever.

Now, they've tried the same thing with Shirley Sherrod, a woman who worked for the Department of Agriculture. It seems Fox News received an edited tape of Ms. Sherrod speaking to the NAACP some 24 years ago. The tape, sent by that disgusting piece of human excrement, Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart - or as I prefer to refer to him, Not-Quite-Breitbart, purported to be a recent speech made while Ms. Sherrod was still at the Department of Agriculture.

As usual, the networks took the story and ran with it without checking to see if it was true or not. And, even worse, the people in the Obama Administration demanded her resignation without even asking for an explanation from her.

This happens more and more, and it really has got to stop. It is simply inexcusable for the "legitimate" Washington Media to take ANY Fox News story and report it without question. Fox is dedicated to the destruction of the Obama Administration. They have made it perfectly clear.

There are many people out there who make Fox News their exclusive source for news. They believe every word, because they WANT to believe what is being reported there. It doesn't matter if they find out later that the stories are nothing but lies. With them, it's "any means to an end."

If you ask me, and you didn't, but I'll tell you anyway, President Obama needs to grow a pair and so do those members of the Democratic party who constantly panic at every Fox News story.

Stay tuned.

18 comments:

kenju said...

Oh, your bruise looks like some of mine. My mom bruised like that if you looked at her hard (or so she said).

I agree with you about Fox - terrible!

Velvet Sacks said...

You are SO right! How much time would it have taken to get a copy of that same taped interview and check it out before issuing a response?

I feel totally disheartened when I think about the number of people--and I know plenty of 'em--who rely on Fox News to keep them misinformed. It's a sad state of affairs.

Darlene said...

You are so funny, Betty. I love the name you gave to Breitbart. "Not quite breitbart."

What infuriates me is that the news media are playing up the firing by the White house of Ms. Sherwood and totally ignoring the editing of the tape to put a negative spin on what she said by "not quite bright".

lucylocket said...

When I first scanned this story on the AP Wire, it was headlined, "NAACP Condemns Remarks. . ." I thought it must be true if the NAACP thought the remarks made were racist. After all, it was reported by AP. I learned two lessons--1) stop merely scanning articles and 2)accepting something as true because it's the AP reporting it.

Margie's Musings said...

Fox news is really just a myth. The "fair and balanced" stuff is what throws the ignorant who never investigate anything for themselves.

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Great post on this issue. Now that the news media is entertainment rather than journalism, the reporters do not have to follow a professional standard. Under that standard, this story would not have happened, because the facts would have been checked and rechecked and verified again. We have fallen into the gutter and we can't get up.

Kay Dennison said...

Damn!!! That's one nasty bruise!!!! The lab tech at my doc's thinks it's funny that I grade her taking blood work. She won't if she ever leaves me looking like that!!

I love your thoughts on Breitbart and Faux News -- they are the comedy division of network news! And I agree that it's time that the Obama and company put on their big girl panties.

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NitWit1 said...

It comes from relying on BLOGS by everyone for news and the truth....a very dangerous thing to do for any subject.

In my OPINION that is what any BLOG is on an subject....a subjective, not objective opinion, which is OK, but should be recognized as such.

Olga said...

Nasty bruise--you did get my sympathy.
I understand that Shirley Sherrod tried to speak to news reporters and White House officials and was given the distinct impression that no one wanted to hear her side.
Fox follows in the steps of the old tabloids, but at least one could use the tabloids to wrap garbage in. Fox is completely useless in my opinion.

Judy said...

I watch CNN. They aren't perfect, but better than most. I hope this incident taught every one a lesson. I'm trying to be optimistic about this. And the bruise...now you have an old person mark. What's that about? I caught my wrist on a thorn and had a big fat bruise for days. We're too sensitive.

patsy said...

My skin tares with very little trama. the skin just peals back like a grapefruit.
as for the Obama group jumping before they leap , I am sick of it. George w. Bush had the right idea stick to it no matter what the lie.
some how it seems to me that the Obama white house wants to please every body and end up not pleaseing anyone.

betty said...

Kenju: I don't usually bruise like that. But, then, she doesn't usually take my blood from there, either.

velvet sacks: I hope the media learned a lesson, but I doubt it.

lucylocket: I used to be a lot more gullible than I am now. The internet has taught me to question all so-called facts.

margie: Discouraging, isn't it?

Darlene: The news people have gotten lazy.

alwaysinthebackrow: Whatever happened to getting two confirmations?

betty said...

kay: "comedy division of network news". I like that.

unknown: Take your spam elsewhere.

nitwit1: I have learned not to take one person's word for many things. But, it sure is hard to actually find the truth.

Olga: Thanks for the sympathy. I believe she tried to tell lots of people her side, but they were just too eager to believe the worst. I can't help wondering if she were a man, would they have jumped so quickly? Maybe, maybe not. But, I've noticed that her boss hasn't even gotten a slap on the wrist, as yet.

judy: CNN isn't too bad, depending on who is doing the reporting.

patsy: I think you're right. I'm getting a little tired of all the namby-pamby reactions.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Okay, you've got my sympathy Betty...that's quite a bruise. It doesn't take much prodding around with a needle trying to find a good vein before you left with a doosey of a bruise like that. Hey, I'm glad it didn't hurt....because it sure looks like it did. ~Joy

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betty said...

Joy: I saw my doctor today and he wanted to know where I got that bruise. I had to tell him I got it at his lab. I also told him that I had gotten a lot of sympathy, so it worked out ok. lol

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