Monday, January 10, 2011

Fox Jell-O Jowls Opens His Trap To Attack The Left

That's Fox "News" Caudillo Roger Ailes, quivering jowls working overtime, making specious false equivalence partisan arguments: "He (Loughner) just was not attached to the Tea Party. It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument."

First of all, Jowlsy, no one on the Left (that I know of, and I read a lot of the top blogs and commentators) has claimed a direct connection between this deranged shooter and the Tea Party, let alone "use[d] the death of a little girl" in any inappropriate way. First of one long Ailes cheap shot. The Left's criticism is over the tone of political discourse, the incessant drumbeat on the Right of ballistic rhetoric which has created a climate of violence in this nation. Ailes' sickening sophistry is delivered in typical Fox propaganda skill.

Question for Roger 'Jell-O Jowls' Ailes: Do the names Tides Foundation, ACLU, and would-be assassin and mass murderer Byron Williams ring a bell?

No? REALLY? Not even when you draw a chalkboard line through all of them straight to Glenn Beck?

Here's a refresher, Roger. Byron Williams, a deranged assassin was only prevented from committing mass murder by the heroic action of the California Highway Patrol. Williams specifically credited Glenn Beck for pointing him to his "targets"— the Tides Foundation CEO and the ACLU. Williams, on parole for bank robbery, told investigators that he wanted "to start a revolution" by "killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU," according to a police affidavit. It's interesting to note how the word "revolution" is a common thread running through the deranged rhetoric of both Byron Williams and Jared Lee Loughner.

According to the Christian Science Monitor in an October 16, 2010 article entitled "Did Glenn Beck's rhetoric inspire violence?":
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, who’s honed being provocative — even outrageous at times — to a fine and lucrative art, is the focus of criticism for inciting violence.

Specifically, his dozens of comments attacking the Tides Foundation are being linked to the attempt by a heavily-armed man to assassinate employees at the San Francisco-based foundation, which funds environmental, human rights, and other progressive projects. The attack in July was thwarted in a shoot-out with police in which two officers were wounded.

Since then, alleged attacker Byron Williams has said in jailhouse interviews that he wanted to “start a revolution.” He says Beck was not the direct cause of his turning violent. But he does say: “I would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn't for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind.”
Does Roger 'Quivering Jowls' need more convincing? REALLY? Naah ...

Considering how wingnuts advertise themselves as UBER pro-law enforcement, it was all the more hypocritical that Fox Boss Ailes was seemingly unconcerned that neo-Nazi Richard Poplawski gunned down three Pittsburgh police officers after viewing and posting one of Beck's paranoid rants about FEMA concentration camps. Once again, the MO of these killers is, not surprisingly, very consistent. Poplawski was a disturbed gunman "fueled by a toxic mix of white-supremacist, conspiracy-theorist paranoia and mainstream-media fearmongering, including from the likes of Glenn Beck and Fox News."
"Not only did Richard Poplawski avidly participate in white-supremacist online forums and right-wing conspiracy-theory sites, he also avidly consumed mainstream conservative media, particularly Fox. The classic instance of this: A few weeks ago, Poplawski posted a clip of Beck talking about FEMA concentration camps on the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum site."
So when Roger Ailes deigns to pontifically lecture liberals, the Emperor of Wingnuts isn't wearing any clothes — I know; it's a deliberately repulsive image of a repulsive man, leading architect of the right wing's reckless incitement to violence:
"It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument," Ailes said. "You know, they’re using this thing...apparently there was a map from one of Palin’s things that had her (Congresswoman Giffords) targeted district. So, we looked at the internet and the first thing we found in 2007, the Democrat Party had a targeted map with targets on it for the Palin district. These maps have been used for for years that I know of. I have two pictures of myself with a bull's-eye on my head. This is just bullshit. This goes on... both sides are wrong, but they both do it."
Love how Ailes uses the pejorative Democrat Party. Clearly he's throwing a stink bomb, and enjoying it. Ailes said, imperiously, that Fox's staff stay away from "bombast ... I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast" ... Then he added piously (for Ailes): "I hope the other side does that."

I mean, REALLY Roger. You've outdone yourself. I love the deliberate "projection" — the transference of your biggest vulnerability to the "other side." It won't work, pal. We've got your Fox network guttersnipe world completely decoded. C'mon Roger, quit YOUR bullshit. Making "your argument intellectually" is an oxymoron.

Bullshit is as bullshit walks. Or wallows. In PIG MANURE, right up to his neck, in Jowlsy's case. And now, he's got blood on his hands. Roger Ailes is a ruthless, driven CEO with little concern for the public good; his only sense of responsibility is to Fox shareholders. Everything else is "bullshit" to be neutralized with relentless propaganda and messaging, or should I say, making "your argument intellectually."

Edit: I removed some gratuitous references to Ailes' girth here. Many of us (myself included) have weight issues, and such adjectives are over the top. This guy just rubs me the wrong way big-time because while he may be a master craftsman, he is also the epitome of everything, in my view, that is wrong with media today. The Jell-O jowls, though that's legit.

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