Saturday, June 14, 2008
If you can't say something nice, make up something bad
Right wing pundits and bloviators have made it a practice to complain about the alleged "liberal" main stream media. They seem to ignore the fact that the right-wing media loves to create bad news from scratch, and then repeat it and repeat it until the zombies who listen repeat it as if it were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
Take the "Obama is a Muslim." As ludicrous as it is, I've hear it repeated again and again.
Now it's the "China is drilling for oil off the coast of Florida." I heard it repeated on talk radio, and in blogs about 10 times last week, and it's false. In fact, a person with as high (and low), as Dick Cheney sunk to the level of rumor and repeated it too. Although he's since had to retract it.
When listening to right wingers, think of a twist on the old "it's too good to be true" adage: "it's too bad to be true."