Margaret Carlson: Sarah Palin is Right About Washington's Narcissism

An ugly, grim spectacle occurred this weekend.

We call it the “nerd prom,” hoping that a dose of irony will inoculate us. But there’s no use denying it: The White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner is a deeply narcissistic event.

I realize I’m jumping on the bandwagon late here -- and any bandwagon that carries both Tom Brokaw and Sarah Palin is by definition crowded. This year it got so full that the current officers of the association started to sound like Miss America wishing for world peace: All they wanted to do, they said, was raise money for scholarships for aspiring journalists.

An inordinate amount of time was spent congratulating themselves for having raised more than $100,000 for journalism students. The return on investment is laughable. The weekend costs media organizations millions of dollars.

Fine. Agreed. Now watch her defend the media, as usual.

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The criticism that the dinner constitutes an exchange of favors between the political, celebrity and journalistic classes misses the point. The politicians see the dinner mostly as an obligation....

The better criticism of the dinner is financial, not political: While hundreds of our colleagues have lost their jobs and news budgets have been slashed, we are spending a king’s ransom to create the illusion that we are important.

This is SOP for someone working in the media. The deadly charge is that the event illustrates that the media has become too close to government, that they see themselves as part of a conspiracy against people outside of the media-government complex.

Carlson poo-poohs that with a wave of the hand -- she doesn't even explain why such criticism is misplaced, just that it is misplaced; you're just going to have to trust her on this -- and claims the major problem is that media companies are spending money on the party when they could be spending that money to hire back some of her friends who've been laid off.

The event is narcissistic, which, in a way, is a good thing. The entire media-government complex is narcissistic; this event brings their narcissism and comfy-cozy relationships with each other into stark relief. Were they to end this event, their narcissism would of course remain; they just wouldn't show it off at a high-profile event.

The event is a symptom, not the disease itself. Putting a band-aid on the symptom will not make the patient well.

The media's reaction to any and all criticism is to reflexively defend and claim they're doing everything right (except, Margaret Carlson will allow, perhaps they shouldn't be spending money on parties).

They never pause for even that tenth of a second of hesitation to ask themselves if perhaps the criticism has some merit.

Posted by: Ace at 04:25 PM



Comments

1 Jay Carney "Benghazi happened a long time ago...."

If that's the case George W Bush must have been president during the turn of the 19th century!

Posted by: ina_ginalship at May 01, 2013 02:28 PM (o6B4x)

2 WTH?

Posted by: toby928 at May 01, 2013 02:29 PM (evdj2)

3 You are now entering the phantom zone.

Posted by: toby928 at May 01, 2013 02:29 PM (evdj2)

4 Can she list some of the favors that have been exchanged? And this thing must be broken because there's no wway I read most of it and there havent been commenters.

Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 02:31 PM (FmFB3)

5 All those wealthy people and they raised that little money? Pathetic.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2013 04:27 PM (INYkK)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 01, 2013 04:28 PM (/PCJa)

7 It may be narcissistic. More importantly, it's incestuous. The relationship between the MFM and the Government is unnatural, sick, and perverted.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 01, 2013 04:29 PM (/PCJa)

8
Nerd Prom

Ouch!

Posted by: rd and it is snowing again in minnesota!!! at May 01, 2013 04:29 PM (D+lxs)

9 nerd prom


We pay for the Limo.

Posted by: 13times at May 01, 2013 04:29 PM (fGPLK)

10 Who pays for this dinner?

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at May 01, 2013 04:30 PM (oBhEo)

11 So we must make sure those evil Koch brothers can't buy the LA slimes! They're soooooo right winged and we are so un biased..... Thank you the MSM....

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 01, 2013 04:32 PM (9+ccr)

12 Oh God! Another goggle monster speaks.

Posted by: White Privilege at May 01, 2013 04:32 PM (Cs2tJ)

13 Who pays for this dinner?

Look in the mirror?

Posted by: Adriane... at May 01, 2013 04:32 PM (TvO05)

14 Have the Koch Brothers sponsor the next one and it will cost half as much sincethey will have 50% less attendance.

Posted by: polynikes at May 01, 2013 04:32 PM (m2CN7)

15

This is the real life MAD MEN, ladies and gents.

These 'journalists' are just agents for a massive ad agency that would make Madison Avenue blush.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 01, 2013 04:32 PM (E1X66)

16 I expect to be invited in 2014.

Posted by: Meg Lanker - Simos at May 01, 2013 04:33 PM (q4QfH)

17 Wait..someone still pays Margaret Carlson to write?

Posted by: tasker at May 01, 2013 04:33 PM (r2PLg)

18 Puffy faced 5th tier liberal bloggers need not apply. This event is for the big guns of progressive tyranny. Its like Lanker-Simons has been hypothetically hate-fucked all over again.

Oh the humanity!!!!






Posted by: dananjcon at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (jvd3N)

19 It's the DC cocktail circuit pretending to hold a Hollywood Award ceremony, except without good looking people and expensive clothing.

Posted by: Roy at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (VndSC)

20 All those rich fucks and all they raised was 100 large? Oh yeah, liberals don't like donating their own money.

artisanal I'm an EE and Battlefield 3 on Playstation is a great way to go for a gift. Nothing beats stress like fake combat. Online gaming also lets him talk to other gamers and form squads and stuff.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (UU0OF)

21 $100,000 for Journalism students. How generous of them. Is that enough to get even one student through four years of J-School these days?

Posted by: junior at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (sHIXY)

22 Well she is partially right. They are in bed with the government, but only when it is Democrat.

Posted by: Vic at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (53z96)

23

Journalism's Red Carpet.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (XYSwB)

24 RE: Margaret Carlson

While working in downtown D.C. I once spotted this women get let out of a black Lincoln-type car by her driver as she went into an office building for what I assume was a meeting for her job. Imagine that, DC journalists who have their own drivers.

This was back in '07.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 01, 2013 04:35 PM (UypUQ)

25 I saw Norah "Pudding" O'Donnell refuse to talk to Jesse Watters last night. Like that brainless no rating scrunt was too good to talk to Fox News. Of course everyone he talked to was utterly brainless.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 01, 2013 04:35 PM (1Jaio)

26 The unborn will be paying for this dinner in about 25 years, with interest.

Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 04:35 PM (FmFB3)

27

But........ KOCH BROTHERS!!!!!1

Posted by: dan-O at May 01, 2013 04:36 PM (9yNSM)

28 Reminder -- the DC burbs in MD and VA and now the richest counties in America. They don't like to advertise this fact.

The whole nerd prom and Hollywood for ugly people lines are no longer true.

DC is about power and wealth.
These people are all fantastically wealthy.

Increasingly, if you want to get rich in America, you go to DC.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 01, 2013 04:37 PM (ZPrif)

29 24 RE: Margaret Carlson

While working in downtown D.C. I once spotted this women get let out of a black Lincoln-type car by her driver as she went into an office building for what I assume was a meeting for her job. Imagine that, DC journalists who have their own drivers.

This was back in '07.
Posted by: Serious Cat at May 01, 2013 04:35 PM (UypUQ)


************


Yet --according to Margaret military voting by absentee ballot in florida deserved to have their votes challenged because-


they are tax evaders.

Posted by: tasker at May 01, 2013 04:37 PM (r2PLg)

30 MFM delenda est. The police get the blue flu in solidarity, when the press does it we all get the Black Plague.

Newsprint. Newsprint is black, get it?

Oh, never mind.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 01, 2013 04:37 PM (qyfb5)

31 and claims the major problem is that media companies are spending money on the party when they could be spending that money to hire back some of her friends who've been laid off.

Hiring people back isn't a tax write off. Sponsoring a charity event is.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2013 04:37 PM (GFM2b)

32 I keep seeing the word "journalist" peppered throughout the post and comments section -- what and where is this mythical creature?

Posted by: Pudge at May 01, 2013 04:38 PM (nm4/M)

33 Teh SARAH!!!!!
I hope she runs in 2016

And puts out a trampoline video

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 01, 2013 04:38 PM (ZfBzk)

34 MARGARET CARLSON, BLOOMBERG NEWS: I have to downgrade Charles here. You initially said why don’t Republicans, you know, take the victory. And it’s because there’s a nihilist caucus which is, “Listen, we want to burn the place down." I mean, they’re not, they’ve strapped explosives to the Capitol and they think they are immune from it. The Tea Party caucus wants this crisis, and do we want to do this again six months from now? This whole two-step process is another thing which is they like the drama. They want to do it again.

Yeah, that Margaret Carlson.


h/t newsbusters

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (XYSwB)

35
Ed Markey in MA is running for Senate against Karl Rove, Koch brothers, and the NRA, if you believe his ads.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (E1X66)

36 So, making under-the-table deals with politicians so you can selectively edit the news is ok, but spending money on a congratulatory dinner is obscene?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (YgotP)

37 Isn't she the little gnome-like creature with thick glasses who opines on CNN and MSNBC occasionally?

Please tell me she's not connected to Tucker Carlson.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (lVPtV)

38 Whoever invited LiLo to be his date at least got a hummer out of the deal.

Posted by: Fritz at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (G9Mmf)

39 The event is a symptom, not the disease itself. Putting a band-aid on the symptom will not make the patient well.>>

We tried leeches but that didn't work either.

Posted by: The Media at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (81UWZ)

40
So one thing they never tell me is, where exactly does the money come from.
Both the dinner and the money raised.
I never hear about a silent auction or anything, just "well it's a charity event."
Yeah so is donating my old clothes to good will, but I do it to clean out my closet not really for the charity.

Posted by: tsrblke at May 01, 2013 04:40 PM (GaqMa)

41 On the hatefuck thing. Didn't a prominent left-winger write a whole article about how he wanted to hatefuck Palin? I don't remember the cops starting an investigation on that. Cause that's not a fucking crime.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 01, 2013 04:40 PM (ZPrif)

42 Beck pointed out the other day that this event was started during the Wilson administration. And most of us know where Wilson's ideals lay.

The tradition of a WH-controlled press isn't new.

Posted by: Soona at May 01, 2013 04:40 PM (usafZ)

43 More journalists should be history, economic, or poly-sci students rather then journalism students.

Posted by: Josef at May 01, 2013 04:40 PM (c1scD)

44 Its the whole Hollywood/DC=DC/Hollywood thing in hyper-drive . If this event didn't propel us into a state of never ending mayhem and destruction bought on by our creator then I fear we are doomed too a much worse fate....
1,0000 more years of White House Correspondents’ Dinners!!!!

Only SMOD can save us now.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 01, 2013 04:41 PM (jvd3N)

45 "Sarah Palin is right?"

Ain't the first time, won't be the last.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:41 PM (XIxXP)

46 Prom theme song?




Posted by: 13times at May 01, 2013 04:41 PM (fGPLK)

47 "The event is narcissistic, which, in a way, is a good thing. The entire
media-government complex is narcissistic; this event brings their
narcissism and comfy-cozy relationships with each other into stark
relief."

What's actually pretty funny is that the media arrogantly flaunt themselves engaging in this kind of crap, and then they're totally baffled when the figures show that public trust in what the media say has fallen to all-time historic lows.

Ace is spot on the mark here. Let's have more of these dumb circle jerks. Increase their prominence still further. The more ordinary Americans distrust and fear the Palace Guard Media, the better.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 01, 2013 04:41 PM (gqT4g)

48 More journalists should be history economic, or poly-sci students rather then journalism students.


Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2013 04:42 PM (GFM2b)

49
All they wanted to do, they said, was raise money for scholarships for aspiring journalists.

Why doesn't the CPUSA offer scholarships toaspiringjournalists? It's in their interest more than anyone else's. Cheap fucks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 01, 2013 04:42 PM (IDSI7)

50
We tried leeches but that didn't work either.
Posted by: The Media at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (81UWZ)


Leave OWS out of this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 01, 2013 04:43 PM (IDSI7)

51 We tried leeches but that didn't work either.

Trepanning will let the evil spirits out.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 04:43 PM (/gHaE)

52 In a totally unrelated story, Pew, that bastion of right-wing fodder, found that 60% of Americans don't believe the MSM tells the truth when reporting news.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2013 04:43 PM (YgotP)

53 You see all these quotes from Carlson about her idiot ideas? Needs to be on a sheet handed to the next GOP weenie scheduled to be on a talk show with her.

We really need to hit these assholes *every day*, because unfortunately they have such a monopoly on airtime that if you don't hit them *every day* they get away with a false sense of credibility just by being there.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 01, 2013 04:44 PM (qyfb5)

54 >>>38 Whoever invited LiLo to be his date at least got a hummer out of the deal.
Posted by: Fritz at May 01, 2013 04:39 PM (G9Mmf)



LOL, it was Greta Van Sustren. This is great unintentional comedy.

Posted by: dan-O at May 01, 2013 04:44 PM (9yNSM)

55 artisanal I'm an EE and Battlefield 3 on Playstation is a great way to go for a gift. Nothing beats stress like fake combat. Online gaming also lets him talk to other gamers and form squads and stuff.
Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at May 01, 2013 04:34 PM (UU0OF)


thanks.
He's not a gamer (like me).
He's a hunter, fisherman, golfer...
Outdoorsy.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:45 PM (XYSwB)

56 More journalists should be history, economic, or poly-sci students rather then journalism students.

^^^^THIS

Journalism as a major is ridiculous.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 04:45 PM (/gHaE)

57
Nerd prom.

So what we have here is a gaggle of self-important adolescents playing dress up, experimenting with booze until the vomit flies, engaging in tearful drama in the girls room (I'm looking at you, Chris Matthews), and making hilariously awkward and unsatisfying attempts at sexual intercourse (I see you, Blitzer and Crowley)?

Posted by: Jaws at May 01, 2013 04:46 PM (4I3Uo)

58 Journalism as a major is ridiculous.
Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 04:45 PM (/gHaE)

Do they take classes with trained Parrots?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:46 PM (XIxXP)

59 This was back in '07.
Posted by: Serious Cat at May 01, 2013 04:35 PM (UypUQ)


She used to be a regular on The McLaughlin Group.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:46 PM (XYSwB)

60 Rush said today that NBC invited RGIII to this dinner as one of their guests and he refused. Smart kid.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (B/VB5)

61 Nerd prom.

So what we have here is a gaggle of self-important adolescents playing dress up, experimenting with booze until the vomit flies, engaging in tearful drama in the girls room (I'm looking at you, Chris Matthews), and making hilariously awkward and unsatisfying attempts at sexual intercourse (I see you, Blitzer and Crowley)?
Posted by: Jaws at May 01, 2013 04:46 PM (4I3Uo)

O'Reilly was there.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (XIxXP)

62 PBS pays well apparently.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (ZPrif)

63 In a totally unrelated story, Pew, that bastion of right-wing fodder, found that 60% of Americans don't believe the MSM tells the truth when reporting news.
---
51% went on to state that John Stewart does.

Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (FmFB3)

64

I take offense to the nerd part.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (XYSwB)

65 So what we have here is a gaggle of self-important adolescents playing dress up, experimenting with booze until the vomit flies, engaging in tearful drama in the girls room (I'm looking at you, Chris Matthews), and making hilariously awkward and unsatisfying attempts at sexual intercourse (I see you, Blitzer and Crowley)?

Or as we call it, Friday Night.

Posted by: The Moron Horde at May 01, 2013 04:48 PM (evdj2)

66 President Ted Cruz would show up five minutes before his speech, let his introduction finish, walk up to the podium, say "All of you disingenuous wastes of space suck!", drop the mic, and walk off.

The only applause coming from the waitstaff, naturally. And the 99% outside the pit of incest.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 01, 2013 04:48 PM (eHIJJ)

67 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (XIxXP)

Somebody had to play the part of "mean girl", even at the nerd prom.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 01, 2013 04:48 PM (WvcBR)

68 Journalism as a major is ridiculous. Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 04:45 PM (/gHaE)
Kind of ironic that Palin's major was Journalism, no?

Posted by: polynikes at May 01, 2013 04:48 PM (m2CN7)

69 >>>LOL, it was Greta Van Sustren. This is great unintentional comedy.<<<

Oh. Oooooh.


Posted by: Fritz at May 01, 2013 04:49 PM (G9Mmf)

70 Kind of ironic that Palin's major was Journalism, no?

Yea. But at least she demonstrated enough sense to not practice it as a career

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 04:50 PM (/gHaE)

71 My response to the Dinner is: have you no shame?! And they do not. Very old news.

Posted by: ParisPaBooooosh at May 01, 2013 04:51 PM (D3dp1)

72 About twice in my life I've been the subject of a news story, and even though they were completely benign events that were the subject of the stories, one being interviewed on a horse racing circuit, and one for something so home town fucking stupid I'm embarrassed to even call it "news", and in both articles half the stuff written was made up bullshit. As I'm reading them I'm thinking where the hell did they get that from?!

Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 04:51 PM (FmFB3)

73 Kind of ironic that Palin's major was Journalism, no?
Posted by: polynikes at May 01, 2013 04:48 PM (m2CN7)

I think you are right. We all do dumb things when we are young.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:51 PM (XIxXP)

74 Ask Thelma Carlson where she hid the Scooby Snacks.

Posted by: Baldy at May 01, 2013 04:52 PM (tyDFN)

75 @72: Pretty much everyone has had the experience of watching the media horribly mangle reporting on a subject they know well.

Why people give them any benefit of the doubt on other subjects is beyond me.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 01, 2013 04:52 PM (B/VB5)

76 More than likely a freeze warning will be issued for most of OK for Thurs. morning. Record low temps.

Posted by: Soona at May 01, 2013 04:52 PM (usafZ)

77 OT: Isn't Jahar's text response worded strangely? If you weren't in the room, wouldn't you say "GO to my room and take whatever you want."? If you were IN the room, you'd say 'COME to my room......". Could be a language thing but it struck me odd.....



When Kadyrbaev texted Tsarnaev on April 18 to say that he looked like
one of the suspects in video just released by the FBI, the 19-year-old
responded with messages including: “lol,” “you better not text me” and
“come to my room and take whatever you want.”

Posted by: Tami at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (X6akg)

78 half the stuff written was made up bullshit. As I'm reading them I'm thinking where the hell did they get that from?!
Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 04:51 PM (FmFB3)
-
Having once worked in the industry, that ratio applies to pretty much every story.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (YgotP)

79 The media desperately wants to be one of the cool kids.

Posted by: zsasz at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (MMC8r)

80 Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama
It's Wednesday. Need a hug? pic.twitter.com/DyQtVrZB4S

------

hurl.


But - Happiness is a beautiful day out and you have a great seat watching the gals walk from the Metro to Camelot for the late day shift. :8

Posted by: RWC at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (fWAjv)

81 I get the same feeling when I watch footage from the Al Smith Dinner. There's the Cardinal joking with the guy who favors killing kids after they are born. Disgusting.

Posted by: ejo at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (GXvSO)

82

Speaking of "journalists:"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Runs Cartoon Mocking Death Of 15 People In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion…

sick f*cks

weaselzippers.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (XYSwB)

83 About twice in my life I've been the subject of a news story, and even though they were completely benign events that were the subject of the stories, one being interviewed on a horse racing circuit, and one for something so home town fucking stupid I'm embarrassed to even call it "news", and in both articles half the stuff written was made up bullshit. As I'm reading them I'm thinking where the hell did they get that from?!

****

One of the big (BIG) finance mags sent a list of written questions to my ex-boss to which he replied, in writing. Yet, when it showed up in the magazine, it was written as if he had been interviewed and they even inserted pauses like "um" and "uh" for authenticity.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (piMMO)

84 doh

Posted by: RWC at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (fWAjv)

85

*http://weaselzippers.us/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (XYSwB)

86 Good news, DC/NoVa Morons: Obama is offering free hugs!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/c6hgsjt

Posted by: Ian S. at May 01, 2013 04:55 PM (B/VB5)

87 70 Kind of ironic that Palin's major was Journalism, no?

Yea. But at least she demonstrated enough sense to not practice it as a career

There is a clip on YouTube of her doing a sportscast on an Anchorage tv station.

Posted by: fluffy at May 01, 2013 04:55 PM (tYU+x)

88 As usual, a journalist is willing to admit the truth after they've benefited from the fiction. Cheap grace, Margaret.

And I don't care if every member of JouroList eventually comes clean about Obama not being such a good president after all, etc. Too late.

You don't get credit for 20/20 hindsight when you were so eager to mock and deride everyone who saw things clearly before they happened.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 01, 2013 04:56 PM (KqmXZ)

89 But - Happiness is a beautiful day out and you have a
great seat watching the gals walk from the Metro to Camelot for the
late day shift. :8

Posted by: RWC at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (fWAjv)

Holy crap!X That place is still open? Good times ...

Posted by: eastvalleyphx at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (GRvW4)

90 Apropos of nothing, do you think it would be unfair to ask Obama his thoughts on boxing, the NFL, the Tsarnaevs, concussions, dementia, etc and if he sees any parallels to his own cocaine use and the subsequent diminished brain capacity he incurred?

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (ZshNr)

91 #41 And I read the article. Some liberal "journalist" said that he wanted to "f***k Palin on an American flag while the man had his hand over her mouth and his wife read her the Constitution. It was weird and violent on more than one level. That was but one of the many things that made me so disgusted at the "tolerant, loving" liberal left after I had voted Democratic for over 30 years.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (INYkK)

92 There is a clip on YouTube of her doing a sportscast on an Anchorage tv station.
Posted by: fluffy at May 01, 2013 04:55 PM (tYU+x)

Everything she did, she did the best she could and she did it on her own.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (XIxXP)

93
Carlson poo-poohs that with a wave of the hand[i/]

She must have some sort of magical powers.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (mETGQ)

94 so. This stupid dinner party is why the media actively covers up the facts and betrays it's role in America?

THIS?

Posted by: T. Hunter at May 01, 2013 04:58 PM (EZl54)

95 Robert G Beckel ‏@RobertGBeckel 4m
Tonight on The Five I remind people who attacked me on moratorium Muslim student visas that 2 new suspects in Boston in US student visas

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 04:58 PM (piMMO)

96 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Runs Cartoon Mocking Death Of 15 People In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion…

The post-gazette has always been a shit paper. Liberal assholes they are.

Posted by: loneduck at May 01, 2013 04:58 PM (trhwS)

97 Robert G Beckel ‏@RobertGBeckel 4m
Tonight on The Five I remind people who attacked me on moratorium Muslim student visas that 2 new suspects in Boston in US student visas
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 04:58 PM (piMMO)

Holy shit! Apparently Bob doesn't want to die at the hand of some fake shit stain college student from one of the stans.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 04:59 PM (XIxXP)

98 There are liberals who are stupid enough to think that Palin actually thought Africa was one country because "journalists" told them she did. I've run into them on other political sites.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2013 05:00 PM (INYkK)

99 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Runs Cartoon Mocking Death Of 15 People In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion…


You know, sometimes you just want to, ya know and take ya know and Ya know?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 05:00 PM (XIxXP)

100 Interesting that all those not-liberal reporters at the not-liberal LATimes will quit their positions in the not-liberal media if a not-liberal buys their paper.

Posted by: zsasz at May 01, 2013 05:01 PM (MMC8r)

101 artisanal you game? I only have BF3.

Hmm, ammo seems to be a good gift for a hunter if you can find any

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at May 01, 2013 05:01 PM (UU0OF)

102 in both articles half the stuff written was made up bullshit.

Back when Ziff's PC Mag was flying high, one of their reporters used to call me periodically at IBM to brief him on the hard core issues involved in various emerging tech so he wouldn't make the same glaring errors all the other writers at Ziff and other industry trade rags were making. Couldn't tell him what IBM was doing, but I could tell him where and how other reporters were fucking up.

A good journalist cultivates subject matter experts to keep from looking like an idiot.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 05:01 PM (/gHaE)

103 Incidentally, this is the *second* cartoon mocking the TX explosion and claiming it was caused by Republican policies.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 01, 2013 05:01 PM (B/VB5)

104 Holy shit! Apparently Bob doesn't want to die at the hand of some fake shit stain college student from one of the stans.

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He said early last week that there should be a two-year moratorium on muslim student visas (he later added Chinese) while we evaluate those already here and clean up the mess.

He caught hell and, the next day, doubled down.

He's since had long-time friends call him up in the middle of the night and cuss him out and hang up on him.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 05:02 PM (piMMO)

105 weaselzippers.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:54 PM (XYSwB)


Comment to the dickwad:

How about a cartoon using the absurdity of 'Gun Free Zones?' You can use any number of situations to illustrate the point.
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Nice to see his response.

Posted by: RWC at May 01, 2013 05:02 PM (fWAjv)

106 Interesting that all those not-liberal reporters at the not-liberal LATimes will quit their positions in the not-liberal media if a not-liberal buys their paper.
Posted by: zsasz at May 01, 2013 05:01 PM (MMC8r)

Yeah, just like the libtard actors were gonna leave the country if Bush got elected. Really brave right up until their wallet is tickled.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/West 2016 at May 01, 2013 05:02 PM (XIxXP)

107 -
Having once worked in the industry, that ratio applies to pretty much every story.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 01, 2013 04:53 PM (YgotP)
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The first lie was (paraphrasing) - "I'm here with (Up With People!) who is sitting in an overstuffed chair in a shed row on the back stretch of Los Alamitos...."

As I'm reading it sitting in the same chair, which was the old wooden and canvas director chair.

Posted by: Up With People! at May 01, 2013 05:03 PM (FmFB3)

108 That $100,000 is nothing to sneeze at. I coulda provided a lot of food stamps and welfare for terrorists.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 01, 2013 05:03 PM (ynec7)

109 One of my good friends, who by the way died way too early, was an investigative reporter for the newspaper in Lake Charles , La .He was old school and learned his craft on the job instead of getting a journalism degree.

He was liked and respected by everyone, including the people he exposed. If only there were more like him.

Posted by: polynikes at May 01, 2013 05:04 PM (m2CN7)

110 The Michigan refinery fire and Boston bombing was clearly caused by Democrat policy...and unions.

A 3yo can see the obvious connections.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 01, 2013 05:04 PM (/gHaE)

111 And if it hasn't been said yet, TFG is the Prom King for the nerdprom. So if the nerdprom is about washington being shallow and narcissistic, guess who is the most shallow and narcissistic of all the participants. Yeah, he makes the celebrities look like deep thinkers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 01, 2013 05:05 PM (ynec7)

112 The Michigan refinery fire and Boston bombing was clearly caused by Democrat policy...and unions.

A 3yo can see the obvious connections.


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Mobile explosions?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 05:05 PM (piMMO)

113 new thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 01, 2013 05:06 PM (piMMO)

114
Holy crap!X That place is still open? Good times ...
Posted by: eastvalleyphx at May 01, 2013 04:57 PM (GRvW4)

Yep. And haven't seen her this year, but there is a red, red, redhead that works there (I am assuming, but her casual attire tends to re-enforce my guesstimate.) Smokin'.

Posted by: RWC at May 01, 2013 05:06 PM (fWAjv)

115 64 ---"I take offense to the nerd part."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 01, 2013 04:47 PM (XYSwB)
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I do too. I really do. (Serious, you guys.)
The implication is that these journalists are somehow more brainy or better educated than the average person, which is not true.
They are in the gossip loop of the in-crowd. That's all.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 01, 2013 05:06 PM (C8mVl)

116 I was interviewed, along with some friends, at he Albertville Olympics. For USA Today, by some guy who still writes there I think. Anyway, the reporter and his protege got us a table at a packed restaurant in Meribel, interviewed us for an hour, bought our booze and food. The next day it came out in the International and States edition and the guy got all of our names, ages, ranks,' hometowns screwed up. It was ridiculous.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 01, 2013 05:06 PM (ZshNr)

117 "
The criticism that the dinner constitutes an exchange of favors between the political, celebrity and journalistic classes misses the point. The politicians see the dinner mostly as an obligation...."

Exactly, an obligation to do something for the serious journalists who so willingly fellate the president and other democrats. They have to do something for the journalists who are whoring themselves out to this administration.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 01, 2013 05:08 PM (ynec7)

118 Please tell me when nerds acted or looked like the people in question. Nerd prom? What does that even mean? It's like mildly insulting the participants to protect them from real criticism.

Posted by: ParisPaBooooosh at May 01, 2013 05:08 PM (D3dp1)

119 nood up.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 01, 2013 05:09 PM (GFM2b)

120 >>>It may be narcissistic. More importantly, it's incestuous. The relationship between the MFM and the Government is unnatural, sick, and perverted.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 01, 2013 04:29 PM (/PCJa)

***

And Dangerous. To the health of the Republic.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 01, 2013 05:24 PM (4x8W0)

121 Wow they must be really embarrassed at their assclownishness and to admit Palin was right. Shit Palin pinned the tail on the donkey.

Posted by: lions at May 01, 2013 05:27 PM (X8lif)

122 Somewhat OT, at WUWT they are talking 20-year Global Cooling cycle.

Hope I live long enough to hear Sarah call up Tina Fey and say "Hey, c'mon up - now we can fucking WALK to Russia from my house, bitch!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 01, 2013 05:45 PM (BKPeM)

123 "Hollow Tree in Empty Forest: Audible Sound Derived From Wind Blowing in No Direction." You get the point, right?

Posted by: Your Reality Check, Not Comprehended at May 01, 2013 07:29 PM (pmsMR)






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