Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Spin Cycle

The press keeps playing up Bill Clinton's most confrontational comments, and completely ignore Hillary's message.

The media continues to accuse Barack Obama of being in a gay cowboy movie with a dead actor.

John Edward's doesn't have any of these problems. The press has pulled a "Bill O'Reilly" on his election microphone, and placed his entire campaign under a media gag order.

Eager to please their corporate masters, the mainstream media use the gentle art of persuasion, and voters are directed to believe a carefully crafted narrative.

and who is benefiting from this discord?

(This post is for my good friend BAC at Yikes [ 2 ]. We would both like see a woman president, we just can't agree on which one.)

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At Tue Jan 29, 02:32:00 PM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

If only the CEOs would...naw.
If only the advertisers would...naw.
If only the reporters would...naw.
If only the viewers would...naw.

Drinkin' time!

At Tue Jan 29, 03:33:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

This would be funny if it weren't so true and serious.

Now you've gone and set me off on another round of stockpiling.

At Tue Jan 29, 03:47:00 PM, Blogger Übermilf said...

The "liberal" media has always done this.

"Dewey Defeats Truman," anyone?

At Tue Jan 29, 04:06:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Dr. Zaius, I am continually amazed at your ability to completely capture my thoughts through your wonderful images.


At Tue Jan 29, 05:18:00 PM, Blogger John J. said...

Great stuff Zaius.

At Tue Jan 29, 07:51:00 PM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

Allow people to think for themselves without dramatic emphasis and oversimplified narrative?


At Tue Jan 29, 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Once again, Dr. Zaius, you have somehow managed to take a sad situation and present it in a way that makes me smile - a true talent. That last picture is an instant classic!

At Wed Jan 30, 02:05:00 AM, Blogger Westcoast Walker said...

Hey Zaius - you hit a steroid free grand slam with this one - your visual images are worth more than a thousand words from the predictable mainstream media punditry.

At Wed Jan 30, 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...


It looks like the status quo won't status quit.

So stupid and so short-sighted on their part.

We can change this country for the better the easy way or the hard way. It's up to the powers that be to decide how they want it to go down.

But it WILL change.

At Wed Jan 30, 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

You’ve crystallized the truth in just a few images. But I would say the sink from the Bush Blunder years just might be too great for the dead-ender republican candidates too overcome.

At Wed Jan 30, 04:57:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Randal Graves: Indeed! The path of least resistance, to be sure.

Bubs: Don't forget the ammo!

Übermilf: The "liberal" media is owned almost exclusively by people like Rupert Murdoch! To be fair, "Dewey Defeats Truman" was an error because nobody in the media understood the dynamics and demographics of phone polling at the time. A lot of people (poor people, mostly) didn't have phones.

BAC: Thanks, BAC!

John J.: Your are very kind, John.

Comrade Kevin: Yay! Heresy is my middle name!

Chris: That's very nice of you to say, Chris. I am glad that I made you smile.

Westcoast Walker: Ha! "...a steroid free grand slam..." That's a great line! Thanks.

Dean Wormer: "We can change this country for the better the easy way or the hard way." I agree. We may have to resort to some "Advanced Political Theory".

Swinebread: **Sigh** I keep telling myself the same thing. I hope that you are right!

At Wed Jan 30, 08:47:00 PM, OpenID mwbworld said...

What do you expect? After all issues like the war, the economy, the environment, etc. are pointless distractions from important things like Edwards' hair, Obama turning away, Hillary's laugh, etc.

Those are the things that tell us what we need to know to vote.

Which is why I'm casting a right in vote for former super-model Lauren Hutton!

At Wed Jan 30, 08:48:00 PM, OpenID mwbworld said...

or a "write" in vote.


At Thu Jan 31, 05:46:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

I love the little gap between her central incisors. Ooo-La-La!

At Sat Feb 02, 11:51:00 PM, Anonymous AgentOrange said...

"the mainstream media use the gentle art of persuasion, and voters are directed to believe a carefully crafted narrative."

Well at least it's carefully crafted, for a change, and not the usual hackneyed crap. You see, there is such a thing as progress!

At Sun Feb 03, 02:32:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Progress for some and not for others, unfortunately. :o(


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