Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Wingnut False Equivalence, Courtesy of The Daily Puker

This obvious false equivalence comes, of course, courtesy of the Daily Caller, from our favorite intrepid wingnut correspondent, Poor Jeff:
Pot meet kettle.

During all the Bush years, there were few harsher critics of the White House than HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher. Now, Maher is taking issue with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly’s Super Bowl interview with President Barack Obama. On Tuesday night’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC, Maher attacked O’Reilly for his treatment of Obama.
Now, since wingnuts have but a vague conception of what journalism is, little to zip-o sense of humor, hence difficulty making the distinction between a journalist (even if we stretch the definition to encompass Fox "News" windbag and propagandist Bill O'Reilly) and a comedian (I repeat, for the hard of hearing/reading, COMEDIAN) like Bill Maher, then it's perfectly understandable that Poor Jeff should confuse the nightly lampooning of presidents by comics with a presidential interview in the White House by a Fox journalist. 

Bill Maher, COMEDIAN, was simply conveying a widely held perception of the Bill O'Reilly interview with President Obama — that it was disrespectful of the office, disrespectful of this President, and to many of us who are sick and tired of making excuses for white bigots with a history of racism, that it was racist to the core. Imagine if the situation were reversed, wingnuts, if the President was a white man and the interviewer a black man.

The black man would have been skewered by the wingnut media for having the audacity to address the Big White Father in the White House with such disrespect. The President was interrupted 48 TMES by O'Reilly. I have NEVER seen a president treated with such disrespect by a member of the media in a face-to-face interview. And I challenge the wingnuts to produce any equivalent show of disrespect toward a REPUBLICAN president in a one-on-one interview. It does not exist.

Pot meet HOLE. As in pothole ... Voilá! 

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