The MSM in the US has gotten worse and worse — the whole outfit wasn’t pretty to begin with and the ugly is getting worse — and CBS News should know better.
A whole shitload of people don’t deserve any kind of forum, much less on national TV.
On Sunday, nit-twits appeared all over the tube, bat-shit crazy people who shouldn’t even be allowed to face a third-grade gym class, much less pretend they have any kind of sense.
The media in this country sucks.
(Illustration found here).
CBS‘ Face the Nation took the cake — Bob Schieffer should be way-ashamed of himself.
First, pure-crazed Michele Bachmann blubbered that President Obama was an asshole for pulling US troops out of Iraq — seemingly without a clue that it was all (and ‘all‘ means all) George Jr.’s doing, both going and getting out.
Michelle muttered: If you look at every time we’ve deposed a dictator, the United States has always left troops behind to be able to enforce the fragile peace.
In this case, once we’re finished in Iraq, we’ll have more troops in Honduras than we’ll be leaving behind in Iraq.
Schieffer tried to explain to the mind of Michele that the Iraqi people don’t want the US in their country.
Mickey wouldn’t have anything to do with that, replying in a nasty, condescending and racial retort: Well again the — the problem is we’ve — we’ve put a lot of deposit into this situation with Iraq.
And to think that we are so disrespected and they — they have so little fear of the United States that there would be nothing that we would gain from this, that’s why I’ve called on President Obama to return to the negotiating table. The — the Obama administration has said they’ve gotten everything they wanted. They got exactly nothing.
I believe that Iraq should reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money that we have spent to liberate these people.
And ‘to liberate these people,’ and talk about a shit-faced bullshitter — the Iraqi people didn’t ask to be invaded and losing between 100,000 to a million people in the event don’t make them America lovers.
And to follow-up knuckle-headed Michele was Rick Santorum, one of more useless-clueless twits on either side of the political spectrum.
Schieffer also asked Trick-Rick about Obama’s action via Iraq.
Santorum, like Michele, revealed a zero understanding of the last decade: And I think that’s the reason people were so upset that, you know, we’ve lost — in many respects we’ve lost control and lost the war in — in Iraq, because we have Iran having broadened its sphere of influence. And we see what’s — what’s going on.
‘What’s going on?’ — this ain’t no Marvin Gaye song, Rick.
And one of the worse, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, appeared on CNN and continued to exhibit that cold, self-centered sense that oozes from any GOPers pores.
Mush-faced McConnell says firefighters and police ain’t that important, in fact, there ain’t nothing more important than politics.
Via Raw Story:
CNNâ€™s Candy Crowley reminded the Kentucky Republican that a recent Gallup/USA Today poll found that 75 percent of Americans supported President Barack Obamaâ€™s plan to provide additional money for teachers, police and firefighters.
â€œRepublicans helped not break a filibuster, if you will, in a procedural vote,â€ Crowley explained.
â€œYou basically got rid of that jobs bill which would have given money to the states, designed to hire or retain fireman, policeman and teachers. When we look at the polling, 75 percent of Americans supported that and yet, the Republicans were against it.
So, how do you justify that in your mind?â€
â€œWell, Candy, Iâ€™m sure that Americans do,â€ McConnell remarked.
â€œI certainly do approve of firefighters and police.
The question is whether the federal government ought to be raising taxes on 300,000 small businesses in order to send money down to bail out states for whom firefighters and police work.
Theyâ€™re local and state employees.â€
â€œThe question is whether the federal government can afford to be bailing out states. I think the answer is no.â€
Crowley then noted the Republican party appears as going against the will of the American people in several areas, including the most-heinous tax on the rich, and an infrastructure bill upcoming in the Senate.
â€œYeah, these bills are designed on purpose not to pass,â€ McConnell asserted.
â€œI mean, the president is deliberately trying to create an issue here.
Look, the American people donâ€™t think, Iâ€™m sure, that itâ€™s a good idea.
Four out of five of the so-called millionaires are business owners, over 300,000 small businesses in our country that hire people.
I donâ€™t think the American people think that raising taxes on business, small business in the middle of this economic situation we find ourselves in is a particularly good idea.â€
Indeed — out of step with the vast majority of US peoples.
And to prove it, last Friday the Senate knocked-down two jobs bills, one from Obama (blocked by every GOP senator), the other jibbed-up by the GOP (blocked by Democrats) — McConnell again played the politics-is-all-there-is card, and spun the spin:
“It’s hard to understand why Democrats would block this bipartisan effort to protect jobs — a provision of the president’s bill,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said in a statement after the vote.
“I’ve said a number of times in recent days that the president doesn’t want Congress to pass his jobs bill; he wants to blame Republicans and use it on the campaign trail.”
Nothing but ugly air.
Even has-been Republicans are yapping bullshit — Condi Rice, touting her new mempior, No Higher Honor, defended the horror that is Iraq and George Jr.’s ‘freedom agenda.’
Via the UK’s the Telegraph:
In an interview with the magazine (Newsweek) on Monday Miss Rice also claims that Mr Bush’s decision to invade Iraq under his “freedom agenda” facilitated the revolutions of this year’s Arab Spring.
“There is both a moral case and a practical one for the proposition that no man, woman or child should live in tyranny,” she said.
“Those who excoriate the approach as idealistic or unrealistic missed the point. In the long run, it is authoritarianism that is unstable and unrealistic”.
Once again, either clueless, or just don’t give a shit — sometimes hard to tell the difference.