September 10, 2009

Talk about chapping ass



Olbermann is often far off the left end of the scale for my taste, and this one is pretty raw. However, he has a pretty good grasp of the wingnutia represented by idiots like Wilson, Bachmann, Palin and Beck.

Nothing more to add.
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8 Comments:

Rogue Medic said...

When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!

The sad part is not that this guy is in Congress, since both sides have idiots. The sad part is that his followers will, in perfect imitation of his idiocy, defend him.

Another example of the form of cognitive dissonance described in "There Must Be a Reason": Osama, Saddam, and Inferred Justification.

scorpiosity said...

I think Olbermann's most important point is that Wilson was *wrong* on more than one occasion. During the show (before the special comment) he showed how Hannity twisted President Obama's words about insurance executives being *bad people.* Too many pundits and politicos alike listen to what they want to hear and not the exact facts. That kind of selective hearing is dangerous especially when it extends to the general voting population.

jbrock said...

Hey, too many people listening to facts would wreck our whole electoral system. Or at least cramp the style of its two biggest gangs ...

I come up noticeably to the left(!) of MB on that political spectrum quiz thingy, and even I don't care for a lot of Olberman's politics. Still, I'll take him over O'reilly.

If he has any house pets, I'll take them over Beck.

... and his household pests over Hannity.

jeg43 said...

I'm in jbrock's camp about Olbermann. For me, there's just too much "circus barker" flavor in his presentations - but in spite of my distaste, I find I agree with the great majority of his positions.

Perhaps some of the hand-wringing dems could take a lesson or two from him on how to show some balls when dealing with the repugs . . .

Mule Breath said...

jbrock can't be too far left of me, or else he'd be ranting about my constitutional views. But then my rightist friends think I'm more leftist than Mao.

jbrock said...

MB, if that's the political spectrum quiz I think it is, it's put together in the UK, or at least the Commonwealth. IIRC, even Barack Obama comes up in its right-authoritarian quadrant--albeit much more to the leftward side of that quadrant than, e.g., GWB.

I come up two or three minor divisions to your left, and slightly less libertarian (although nowhere near the dividing line on that axis.)

Gotta say, it's a much more detailed and, uh, objective quiz than the one that the US Libertarian Party and its surrogates used to bust out in an effort to convince everyone who took it that 'Hey, lookit, you're a Libertarian too!'

Mule Breath said...

Objective... Yes... I like the word.

Mule Breath said...

Objective... Yes... I like the word.