November 13, 2005

"Once Again," I Say, "Our Sources of Information Appear To Be Completely Disjoint."

"Well, mine are newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and The New York Times. You know," he replies. "Respected media sources."

Respected by whom? I wonder. Other members of the media? I know those people. I have dinner with them every month. They are just as shallow and intellectually lazy as anyone else.

Out loud, I simply remark that I don't trust them.

"Who do you trust?" he asks me. "Right-wing blogs?"

Well, yes. I trust people I know to be whip-smart and honest. People who correct themselves when they're wrong.

And, by the way: that's whom.

Posted by Attila at November 13, 2005 11:16 AM | TrackBack
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Well whatever their faults the conventional media do give a good sample of primary data rather than opinion. So one has a chance for unedited reality.

I noticed you linked to a post on Ge Bush's speech which showed a propensity to accept lies. The *big* criticcs of Bush's behvior in recent weeks were not Democrats, but Scowcroft and Wilkerson. Republicans.

And the right has chosen to defame questioners as traitors for over 2 years, it is working less, it's sad the president has jumped on.

And the Iraqi economy is flattening according to World Bank data, terrorism is not down.

Multiple false statements that will not be admitted, but denied. However your reality is coming down.

As someone else pointed out you haven't written anything of depth and intelligence. You get readers by flaunting yourself as a sexy thing because you have no mind.

You don't even understand that ms. Rice is hurting her chances for presidency by meeting with Chalabi. Cavorting with Iraqi agents suspected of tricking us into given the ayatollahs Iraq is not a good thing.

But you don't care because by the standards you use to judge others you are a traitor as well as a cliche strewn banality.

Unlike you I have served, unlike you I have relatiives who served, America was not a free ride to my family or friends. We grow sick of your kind.

Posted by: hmm at November 13, 2005 12:35 PM


Well whatever their faults the conventional media do give a good sample of primary data rather than opinion. So one has a chance for unedited reality.

That is, because their biases are denied, they are nonexistent.

I can rely on people like Dan Rather to give me . . . well, some clumsily forged documents from an untrustworthy source.

Just as the American people could rely on Walter Cronkite to imply that the Tet Offensive was a defeat for the U.S., rather than a victory.

You're right: I should be more trusting of the Heritage Media: they have my best interests at heart.

I noticed you linked to a post on Ge Bush's speech which showed a propensity to accept lies. The *big* criticcs of Bush's behvior in recent weeks were not Democrats, but Scowcroft and Wilkerson. Republicans.

I'm a big critic, too. And the Protein Wisdom post was all about sorting out fact from fiction.

And the right has chosen to defame questioners as traitors for over 2 years, it is working less, it's sad the president has jumped on.

Nope. I understand that this is a popular meme on the left (along with the "chickenhawk" bullshit) but that doesn't make it true. As a matter of fact, Bush spelled out that not all dissent is unpatriotic. What's unpatriotic is pretending you weren't privy to intel when you were, and that you somehow got "tricked" into voting to use force in Iraq when you knew exactly what you were doing.

That's the new Democrat line: "vote for us; we were duped." Good luck.

And the Iraqi economy is flattening according to World Bank data, terrorism is not down.

Well, at least they have an economy. And the right to vote. And a Constitution. And (finally) some reasonable infra-structure. And an increasing police and military presence of their own.

It took years before we were able to take the training wheels off in Germany and Japan. I'm not worried.

Multiple false statements that will not be admitted, but denied. However your reality is coming down.

Does that mean I'm on acid? How fun. Quite frankly, it's been a while. I'd better go watch TV.

As someone else pointed out you haven't written anything of depth and intelligence. You get readers by flaunting yourself as a sexy thing because you have no mind.

Then why are you here? I mean, my material isn't worth reading, right? So you won't be back.

And you don't know what I'm flaunting; have you even seen a picture of me?

You don't even understand that ms. Rice is hurting her chances for presidency by meeting with Chalabi. Cavorting with Iraqi agents suspected of tricking us into given the ayatollahs Iraq is not a good thing.

Diplomacy is a dirty business, and Dr. Rice will have to do a number of things over the next few years that will hurt her if she decides to run for President. I know that, and she knows it too.

BTW, I don't see how you can maintain that the Ayatollahs were "given" Iraq. It appears that Iraq is run mainly by Iraqis these days.

But you don't care because by the standards you use to judge others you are a traitor as well as a cliche strewn banality.

I like that: I'm not just writing banalities, but I actually am one myself. You know, you're having a terrible effect on my self-esteem; can I get you to reconsider?

Unlike you I have served, unlike you I have relatiives who served, America was not a free ride to my family or friends. We grow sick of your kind.

Ah, yes. The "chickenhawk" charge. Glad you didn't forget that.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 13, 2005 01:35 PM


Papa?

Posted by: k at November 13, 2005 08:47 PM


Unlike you I have served Color me incredulous.

unlike you I have relatiives who servedSo? How do you know AG doesn't have relatives that served? I have tons of relatives, that have served and died. Also know at least ONE relative who tried to duck the draft in WWII (by golly, did you know they had to DRAFT people in WWII?)

We grow sick of your kind Hmm, bigot or garbling a quote from Star Wars Cantina scene? Hmm comments, you decide.

Posted by: Darleen at November 13, 2005 09:15 PM


I had a grandfather who got drafted into the army during WWII (my grandmother took over his truck route for the duration of the war, so he could keep his job). My husband is a (former) Marine. That's about it: most of my "blood" relatives are either hippy-dippy Californians or stern Midwestern Methodists.

So I guess I've got no right to speak out. I got some duct tape because the Administration told me it would help in case of a terrorist attack. I guess I'll go put it over my mouth now.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 13, 2005 11:08 PM


You blatant Siren, LMA!!!!!
I feel so lured!
Must take a shower now...


My opinion? LMA in a first round TKO.

Posted by: Darrell at November 13, 2005 11:14 PM


Oh, Darrell--you keep me going. I used to have other fans, but I scared them all off!

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 13, 2005 11:48 PM


It's interesting to see the leftist memo play itself out in the 'sphere. Expect to see a lot more flailing of the sort the anonymous coward "hmm" engaged in.

There's a concerted effort to drive a wedge between the conservative base and the Republican Party. They are a day late though. Miers was the wedge and she's out. Everything else is an attempt to conflate Slick Willy's congenital lying with the efforts of this adminstration to deal effectively with very real threats.

Don't know how effective it will be, but I've learned one thing watching leftists--whenever they loudly accuse their opponents of doing something, it is a smokescreen that attempts to hide the fact that they are doing that very thing.

"Lies! lies! lies! lies!" they shout now. But the accusation itself is a lie, and it seems to me from the "chatter" around the 'sphere that they are gearing up for one helluva whopper.

They think they are going to impeach Bush. Unlike the Slickster, there are no grounds for this effort. But like spited schoolchildren they have a desperate need to "get even", whatever the cost to this country.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 13, 2005 11:54 PM


AG if you (or I) cannot comment on the military because we never served, then we cannot comment on the police, because we aren't police officers...or firefighters..or nurses...or...

Posted by: Darleen at November 14, 2005 12:49 AM


Ah. Perhaps we are supposed to keep our mouths shut.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 14, 2005 01:43 AM


Hmm. I tried that, and I don't like it. Let's pretend that we're every bit as entitled to speak out as the lefties are, okay?

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 14, 2005 02:46 AM


Free speech.. What an interesting concept!

Maybe we shouldn't give the Euros control of all the root servers afterall?

Oh, I am scared! I've started to skip over all the blatant sexuality to get to your thoughts! It isn't easy with all that X-rated stuff!

I served so I can say. Didn't everyone serve in Jimmy Carter's "Moral Equivalent of War?"

Posted by: Darrell at November 14, 2005 10:37 AM




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