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Return of the big baby


I continue to be well and truly gobsmacked by the quantum of stupid radiating out of this White House. Even if you believe Fox News is the font of all faux-journalistic evil, calling them out publicly is the dumbest possible approach. It diminishes the office of the president while it elevates Fox. When Helen Thomas tells you to grow a pair and stop abetting your enemies, you’re doing something extra special in the annals of whining.

And — best of all — this puts all the other news outlets in a really, really awkward spot. The White House has ordered them not to pay attention to stories sourced by Fox. Flat out ordered them. In front of the cameras and everything.

Now what? They want to obey. They hate Fox and love Obama with equal passion. The White House has made it cear that it won’t take the slightest criticism without retaliation, so they have to butter his bottom to get sweet, sweet access. And Fox breaks all the stories the MSM hates to cover.

On the other hand, some of the stories Fox has been breaking are undeniably news. Journalists have made such a big fucking deal out of being independent whistleblowers. A bulwark against the power of the state. An extra-Constitutional fourth branch of government. The Dissenters.

Watchoo gonna do now, boys?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2009, 1:05 pm

We know which way Newsweak is going to break. And, on the other hand, how ABC’s Jake Tapper will go.

Tapper is too good for that bunch…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 20, 2009, 1:08 pm

I’d say he fits each and every criterion for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as described in the DSM. Let’s see:
1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love (megalomania)
3. believes they are “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, people (or institutions) who are also “special” or of high status
4. requires excessive admiration
5. has a sense of entitlement
6. is interpersonally exploitative
7. lacks empathy
8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Yep, works for me.

Comment from nbpundit
Time: October 20, 2009, 1:48 pm

Whoa there gal!! I just got your tweet…that there is

Comment from BuckNutty
Time: October 20, 2009, 3:38 pm

Two Words; T. Shirt.

Comment from Allen
Time: October 20, 2009, 4:41 pm

Good grief I have never seen so many stupid people collected into one administration. I almost feel sorry for them; it’s like clubbing baby seals.

They’ve now committed themselves to a)ignoring every story Fox puts out or b)decrying every story Fox puts out. Meanwhile the other news orgs get to studiously ignore stories while Fox makes inroads into their slice of the pie. I love it. 🙂

Comment from porknbean
Time: October 20, 2009, 6:31 pm

I almost feel sorry for them; it’s like clubbing baby seals.

I don’t feel sorry at all. They are cockroaches that need to be squashed.

Comment from BrunoBraun
Time: October 20, 2009, 6:55 pm

Baby seals… cockroaches… same remedy.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 20, 2009, 7:04 pm

OK, I just HAD to throw this in the mix….


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 20, 2009, 7:25 pm

Oh, and this..


Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: October 20, 2009, 7:30 pm

“MOMMMMM! He’s touching me!” Ah, that brings back fabulous memories. Soon followed by “He’s looking at me!”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2009, 7:39 pm

I swear to god, Damien used to play “I’m not touching yooooo!” with Charlotte. She hated his guts. He’d curl up on the table next to her and occasionally extend one paw and wave it over her until she got pissed off enough to hiss at him or jump off the table. He almost never actually touched her, though.

Comment from porknbean
Time: October 20, 2009, 10:13 pm

Baby seals… cockroaches… same remedy.

Baby seals, you hug. Cockroaches, you do whatever it takes to splat them.

Comment from USCitizen
Time: October 20, 2009, 10:56 pm

Best post in ALL of the Internets Today!!eleven!one

Comment from Woody
Time: October 21, 2009, 7:41 am


Comment from Matt P
Time: October 21, 2009, 9:07 am

Pork, you’ve obviously never had an infestation of baby seals at your house. I hear that after WWIII baby seals will be the only animals left, horrible giant mutant baby seals roaming the country side preying on the few pathetic human survivors still fighting for life. Its you choice: club them now or stock up on the heavy artillery for later.

Now off for my medication….

Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 21, 2009, 12:26 pm

Clubbing baby seals are a menace. They instantly make a bee-line for the hot chicks at the bar and you trip over them on the dancefloor. They’re complete douches when it comes to doing a bro a solid with a girl you’re chatting up. Sure, they might be all, “oh, I’m so cute and furry and loveable,” but they will cock-block you in a heartbeat. Bastards.

Comment from HoundOfDoom
Time: October 21, 2009, 12:59 pm

“club them now or stock up on the heavy artillery for later. ”

Can’t we do both?

In between killing zombies, of course.

Comment from Matt P
Time: October 21, 2009, 1:22 pm

Mr. Doom,

You sir are the kind of undiscovered genius that will either save or destroy the world. Either way, good luck and Godspeed.

Comment from Wyatt Earp
Time: October 21, 2009, 1:31 pm

Next thing you know, he’ll be telling FOXNews to stay on their side of the car seat. What an insufferable twat.

Comment from Войска ПВО
Time: October 21, 2009, 4:44 pm

“Next thing you know, he’ll be telling FOXNews to stay on their side of the car seat. What an insufferable twat.”

..don’t make me stop this car and come back there!

Comment from Susan
Time: October 22, 2009, 12:47 pm

THAT! WAS! AWESOME!!! You are far and away my favorite artful blogger…keep up the great work, you talented devil-woman!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 22, 2009, 1:14 pm

Susan! Where have you BEEN all my life??? Wanna job following me around telling me how awesome I am?

Comment from physics geek
Time: October 22, 2009, 1:27 pm

Watchoo gonna do now, boys?

Simple: they will continue to pucker up and kiss Barry’s backside.

Comment from physics geek
Time: October 22, 2009, 1:30 pm

Oh, and I forgot: that is the coolest image ever. I’m thinking about wearing it on a t-shirt during a half marathon. the vast majority of which is through Obama voting land. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to run faster.

Comment from Susan
Time: October 24, 2009, 8:20 am

I would be HONORED!! Your stuff cracks me up…srsly. I am one of those people who GETS the joke but doesn’t usually laugh out loud. You make me guffaw to the point that my husband asks me “what’s so funny?” For rls. If I ever make it to merry old England I am looking you up! In a non-stalky kinda way……

Comment from Lucy
Time: October 26, 2009, 10:28 pm

This is the best Nobama toon I have seen anywhere!

Somebody!! Make the t-shirt and bumper sticker!!

Comment from athrillofhope
Time: October 29, 2009, 3:24 pm

Scubafreak: checked out the link to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The CNN excerpts were taken out of context. Anyone familiar with the conservative points of views being criticized by Stewart knows that the numbers cited by the conservative pundits were from the Congressional Budget Office, the census, etc …

When does Stewart ever target liberal pundits? Anyone can edit and hack interviews and splice them together to make them say anything they want. The first time that CNN actually allows a conservative point of view to be made, Stewart seems to go crazy about it and accuses CNN of not “fact checking.” I’ve followed many of the conservative reps mocked by Stewart and the conservatives shown are some of the best researched and documented speakers around, namely Tony Perkins. Why don’t you check out Tony Perkin’s website where everything stated is footnoted with empirical evidence: http://www.frc.org/ ?

But then again, when liberals get attacked with the TRUTH, they have to resort to MOCKERY instead of facts, because that is all they have. There’s not much difference in rhetoric between liberal COMEDIAN Jon Stewart and White House Press Secretary Gibbs, now, is there?

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