Friday, July 20, 2012

Brian Ross is Stupid and an Ideologue

"Fake but accurate" is an ethical position for the mainstream media.

I find it fascinating that in EVERY SINGLE INSTANCE of a person doing something horrifying,  murderous or just insane since Obama took office, the press immediately accuse the vast hate-filled right-wing extremists bitterly clinging to their guns and religion in antipathy of those who are different. Every time. Not just a couple of times. Not just most the time. But every single time. I find that fascinating. Maybe they are just so stupid they get it wrong every single time. Of course they are supposed to be the ones who are professional, intelligent, non-ideological and completely objective. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Brian Ross knew that his story linking the shooter to the Tea Party was bullsh*t, but he didn't care. All he needed was plausible deniability. It MIGHT have been him....There's a James Holmes registered as a member of the TEA PARTY, fercrissakes! Who wouldn't put 2 and 2 together?  

'Cause remember this?

Joseph Stack and Right-Wing Terror: Isolated Incidents or Worrying Trend?

and this...

Bloomberg: "No Evidence" Anyone Else Involved

and this...

Who is Jared Lee Loughner

Every single time...except for this...


So the press and our government are looking for mass murderers behind every single Gadsden Flag, but can't discern clear warning signals that a radicalized Muslim might actually be dangerous.

These guys are stupid. Or maybe they are just ideological.  Ya think?

Ross knew he didn't have to be right, only that he needed that CYA. He expected the rest of the media to provide cover for him and carry the narrative forward with enough airtime that when it was inevitably discovered to be false, the "feeling" that the Tea Party is dangerous and had something to do with it...or that they COULD HAVE because you know how they ARE...well...that would linger in the public's mind and Mr. Ross would have felt he did his journalistic ideological duty.

Because, at the end of the day, it's always those idiots who are against big government that you've got to watch. And personal trainers, of course.

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