I’m sick and tired of right-wing shock-jocks like KSFO’s (San Fancisco) Melanie Morgan complaining about attempts by ordinary people, activists and concerned journalists to add a little left-wing ballast to the rightward drifting daily media flagship the SS “Tub-o-lies”.
These highly-paid, emotionally-crippled, talking chimps get paid buckets of cash to rant and rave about their favourite topics, day after day. They are not the organ-grinders, but they have a nasty bite when irritated. Yet when one small organisation, in this case MediaMatters for America, takes them on and argues against their neo-con whining, they spit the dummy and call us names.
Get over it, you’re winning (for now).
The reason why people like me (and fellow bloggers) give up our precious spare time is because, unlike the mouthpiece machines, we don’t get paid to have our own soapbox. We do it for love (and political commitment).
Here’s a grab of what Ms Morgan thinks of democratic advocates of media change:
Like that mentally unbalanced and angry gunman at Virginia Tech, they’ll methodically march through the domiciles of the conservative movement, targeting the movement’s leaders for career elimination — until and unless we stand up and fight back against their campaign of mayhem against conservative leaders and causes.
If you can’t play nicely with the other kids Melanie: “GET OUT OF THE SANDBOX!” When you actually analyse (in a sober way) what caused Cho Seung-Hui to kill 32 fellow Americans, it was not the nice, soft left-liberal side of America, but the gun-totin’, Bush votin’ rednecks who dogwhistlers like Morgan appeal too with her well-supported conservative opinions. The stuff that’s now emerging is of a disturbed young man who was bullied and hounded. I’m not excusing what he did, but hey Melanie, take a cold shower in the reality stalls.
Oh, if only the tide would turn and the SS “Tub-o-lies” would founder on the reefs of sanity and sensibility.
And finally, speaking of “career elimination”, who exactly was Joseph McCarthy?