Posted: 20 Feb 2009 08:33 AM PST
It seems I am guilty of the crime of EWJ (Existing while Jewish).
Once, again, UCLA professors feel the need to spread anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.
Then again, what is one to expect from a university with an anagram of ACLU.
eric aka the Tygrrrr Express
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 07:49 AM PST
Always fast to bash with checking and verifying information can turn into a major embarrassment for a blogger and this very thing happened over at Huffington Post, to which they have now issued a retraction, but not before a many people jumped on the bashing bandwagon.
The left will never miss an opportunity to bash Fox News, so Huffington Post received a video clip, which later they found to be doctored, but they ran with it.
The original inaccurate post said:
At the end of a long and pointless conversation between two Fox News reporters covering a zoo escape, John Gibson compared Attorney General Eric Holder to a monkey.
They then showed a doctored video, and afterward updated their post with this retraction.
Now while Huffpo, did offer a correction, others had already picked up on the initial piece.
Well, here we go. Apparently we're going to need federal legislation to prohibit conservatives from even discussing monkeys, using the word "monkey" or any such thing because for the 2nd day in a row we have a conservative, this times the horrible John Gibson of FOX News, putting his foot into his mouth and down his throat with a comment suggesting that a notable African American is a monkey.
Fox News lady: "I've got a picture of what the monkey would look like — we're waiting for some live video of the search to come in — and it's my screensaver now, Jim… I want you to take a look at that, that's what we're dealing with, that's what they can look like when they're upset. They're known because the males have bright blue scrotums." One minute later, John Gibson: Eric Holder has a bright blue scrotum, haw haw haw.
Johnny Dollar has some other examples, so go take a look at the type of snowballing a fake story can gather and the the correction, gets small mentions.
Kudos to Huffpo for issuing an update, but it might be better to check, verify, confirm and then if something has proven untrue, at least you will have done your due diligence.
Right now it simply appears to be sloppy and being too quick on the trigger because it was Fox News, so why bother taking the time to make sure it is correct?
Your ridiculous item of the day!!
This has started generating some reactions today, found at Memeorandum.
Posted: 19 Feb 2009 05:19 PM PST
From Fox News
In order to promote one of it's programs later this evening, Fox News posed this teaser question: [paraphrased] Muslim TV exec beheads wife: Was this an exercise in religious belief or was it murder?
I'm sorry, but I am incredulous and outraged by this blatant display of total ignorance. If the most conservative news channel in the US can even pose this question with a straight face, is there any hope for us in this GWOT? Are we seriously going to debate this issue? Have we slipped that far down that slippery slope of multicultural pc nonsense? Have we abandoned all reason, all common sense, merely to show our respect to a bloodthirsty cult that poses as a legitimate religion? Have we learned nothing in all this time? Are we determined to continue our roles as useful idiots? Will we just ignore all that we have learned about the treacherous duplicity of the Muslim world, the evil machinations of its political arms, most noticeably in the recent scandals of that serpent's nest CAIR?
How can we seriously consider such a question? How can we still be this naive, this clueless, as to the nature of the enemy in our midst?
Was it murder? My God! What are we becoming? Are we now going to change our very vocabulary to suit our most recent -- and most dangerous -- immigrants?
To pose this as an either/or question presumes that there are two possible answers. And to make that preposterous presumption is to denigrate everything we stand for.
Is there no end to our moral capitulation? - rg
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