jeudi, août 10, 2006

Best Buds

Or as high schoolers write in each others' yearbooks: "BFF"

Relic Mike Wallace had tea with his buddy Ahmadinejad. And it was just like old times....

From the Drudge Report:

"PITBULL JOURNALIST GOES SOFT ON IRANIAN MADMAN: 88-year-old CBS journalist says Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a 'reasonable' man on Sean Hannity's ABC radio program... Points out Ahmadinejad not anti-Jewish... just anti-Zionist state. Says many Jews in Iranian Parliament, in great positions in Iranian life... Believes Ahmadinejad sincere in his hope for peaceful coexistence between Iran and West... Troubled by comparisons of leader to Hitler... Marvels at Ahmadinejad's civil engineering degree, 'intellect', 'savvy'... Asks viewers not to bring 'prejudices' to Sunday night '60 MINUTES' broadcast... Proclaims 'discussion' was sincere and not for propaganda purposes... Developing... "

Let's look at the above. Because it's really disturbing. I can't find if it's a direct quote from a particular piece, but if it's the quickie journalistic summary, it's bad. Reading both articles is almost like an issue of Highlights magazine, where you can find many, many, many hidden images and meanings. Firstly....

- Isn't there any form of morals, ethics, or patriotism that trump the "guess who I nailed" gene so prominent in the journalistic makeup? Really, it seems like it's all about Notches. The fact that this raisin interviewed M.A. isn't impressive. He thinks he's scored, but he's been used. (Where have we seen this before?)

- "Toubled" by comparisons to Hitler, the use of the word "Prejudices", other buzzwords like "Propaganda", "Discussion". This is someone who has intent - the very use of these words shows that he understands what terms, thoughts, and ideas against which he has to defend himself. Or turn the tides.

- The fact that Mike Wallace calls him "reasonable" is a testament to Amahdinejad's persuasiveness. It doesn't take much to persuade a piece of Jello like Mike Wallace, but he impressed him enough to make those words come out of his mouth for all of us American infidels to hear. To educate us. Us ignorant bunch of fools.

Need proof?

"He's actually, in a strange way, he's a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way," Wallace said. "He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."

And that's just f'ing disgusting. Where have we seen this before? Oh yeah, Hitler had a lot of famous friends, too.


Blogger Kate said...

Didn't Chris Wallace mention somewhere or other that his dad, Mike, had lost it? I think this is proof!

10:13 PM, août 10, 2006  
Blogger Phelony Jones said...

Did he? I missed that! I mean, his boy has sure defected hasn't he...

10:15 PM, août 10, 2006  
Blogger tee bee said...

The problem in media hype is a lot like the problem in academia - to get noticed you can't simply repeat what everyone expects, you have to offer something fresh and creative.

Mike Wallace presenting a get-tough piece interviewing Ahmadinejad doesn't add much to the conversation (nor is it very likely to take place).

You've gotta admit that nobody expected an old guy's sensual, positive close-up of an ascerbic, hard-line Islamic genocidal maniac. Now that's creative.

10:54 PM, août 10, 2006  
Blogger Neo-Con Tastic said...

Wallace is a sympathizer of the enemy. In my eyes, he too should be treated like one of them.

Words can't express my constraint.

12:31 AM, août 11, 2006  
Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Come on now, really.. Did you think that there would be anything different coming out of the network that brought us Dan "Blather"? If you don't know by now, CBS really puts out nothin' but B.S.

11:43 AM, août 11, 2006  
Blogger tee bee said...

Neo, how about constraint?

And seriously, when was the last time anyone talked about Mike... um... whoever?

12:48 PM, août 11, 2006  
Blogger Neo-Con Tastic said...

Thanks tee bee, 'constraint' is the perfect word to describe my 'constraint.'

5:39 PM, août 11, 2006  
Blogger Phelony Jones said...

Whoa! How about showing a little restraint around heah!

7:38 PM, août 11, 2006  

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