lies and how they’re covered in the media

I’ve got a lot that I want to write about tonight, but instead I think that I’ll just pass along these two links. The first will take you to a great clip of MSNBC’s Keith Olberman lashing out in uncharacteristically brutal fashion against Bill O’Reilly and the second willl take you to a segment from the Daily Show in which John Stewart wonders why it is that the media is so anxious to pile on an author who lied to Oprah, but yet so unwilling to address the lies of the administration. Both are brilliant.

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8 Comments

  1. j7uy5
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Frey has admitted openly that he’s alcoholic, so it makes sense to criticize him: there is some hope that he’ll be open to constructive criticism. Bush, on the other hand, is still in denial, so there is no point.

  2. mark
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    To misquote the bumper sticker: “No one died when Frey lied.”

  3. Theodore Glass
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    But the people of America sacrificed for Frey’s book. (It cost $20 out of their pocket.) They haven’t had to sacrifice a bit for the war. (Or so they think.) That’s the big difference. Frey duped them for $20 bucks! That’s worth taking to the streets over.

  4. Jack
    Posted February 3, 2006 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    I’ve said this before, but if Oprah ran for president the old white boy establishment wouldn’t know what hit them. All their wives will have voted for her. They have no idea how much power this woman has at her disposal. I know…oh brother I KNOW. I work in a bookstore. One word from that lady and we’re diluged by 40 something women looking for the BRAND NEW Elie Wiesel book! Lady…he published it 25 years ago!

    Ok thus endeth the rant.

  5. mark
    Posted February 3, 2006 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    I see her more as a VP, but I think you’re exactly right, Jack. An Oprah/Obama ticket, for instance, would clean their clocks. (I’m a little less taken with Obama since he entered the Senate and started moving toward the right, but I think he’d do well.)

  6. mark
    Posted February 3, 2006 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Maybe I could put out a fake press release saying that Oprah had endorsed Crimewave.

  7. leighton
    Posted February 3, 2006 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    We might be ready for a black female president, but a lesbian spinster? (Just getting you ready for the AM radio talk).

    Did you know you’re on MySpace, Mark?

    http://www.myspace.com/markmaynard

  8. mark
    Posted February 4, 2006 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Leighton. I wasn’t aware that I’d done that. I must have done it late at night, after stripping an armoire. The solvents are pretty strong and I’ve been known to black out for up to 7 hours at a time. Once I apparently drove all the way to Stratfordshire and back.

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