Thursday, January 31, 2008

Meeeee-yow!

The following comes from Newsbusters.org, a right-wing site dedicated to "exposing and combating liberal media bias." And when they're not doing that, they're searching for ritual Satanic cults, alligators in the New York City sewers, and WMDs in Iraq.

Anyhow, the latest bit of (don't laugh, whatever you do) liberal media bias comes from an exchange between Michael "Cartoon penguins are TEH GAY!" Medved and Li'l Tucker Carlson.

I know what you're thinking. Medved and Li'l Tucker are conservatives. What's this "liberal media bias" crap? Read the transcript and the answer shall be revealed.

TUCKER CARLSON: Why exactly do you think -- let's put our shrink's hats on here -- why do [conservative radio talk show hosts] hate McCain so much?

MICHAEL MEDVED: Well they're acting like liberals, and I know that's a terrible thing to say about people I like and respect -- I have great respect for Rush. But he's acting like a liberal on this. Liberals allow personality and emotion and feelings to take precedence over issues, substance and policy. And that's what they're doing here. Because if you actually look at the three essential elements of the Reagan coalition: security, economics and social issues -- McCain is solid. He is very conservative. He is a traditional Reagan Republican, and there is no policy reason, there is no issues reason, for people to be so hostile to him and to call him all these names and to bang on him day after day after day. I actually believe that talk radio is hurting itself more than they're hurting Senator McCain.

Limbaugh and the rest of Medved's wingnut colleagues will lose their minds when they see the "L" word applied to them.

And the reality-based community? Mr. Gay Penguins is accusing his fellow nut cases of acting like liberals while appearing on a non-liberal talk show with a non-liberal host and trying to convince everyone that McCain is not, in fact, a liberal, even though he's too liberal for all these wingnuts who are acting like liberals.

For all its amusement value, the whole thing is kind of confusing.

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