JANUARY 23, 2003 – It's one thing
for right-wing puppet station FOX News, owned by Australian-born
Rupert Murdoch and his China-born wife Wendy Deng, to become so
pathetic in its flat out biased manipulation that it is completely
predictable. So predictable that we were able, two days before
last night's debate hosted by their network, to write what they
would do as if it were a cliche sitcom script and not a supposed
We wrote in
on January 21:
"We know what to expect, we have seen it
twice already this year. They will be sure to work in the
same two dishonest smears that they are echoing on talk radio.
They will instigate to try and get Clark angry and infighting, and
insult him directly by citing the lying smears they have been
echoing for over a week now as “conventional wisdom.” And
after the debate they will do their “analysis,” repeating the same
lying talking points and casting as much doubt on Clark as
possible, while talking nicely about Kerry and Edwards – more so
in praise of Kerry at this point since New Hampshire is what’s
And, exactly as we knew these
pathetically bought-and-sold, RNC-controlled puppets would do, every
"question" they threw at Clark was one of the talk radio lies of the
week. And then, after the debate, when they did their
"analysis," they determined, exactly as we said they would, that
Kerry won, and, imagine this, not only did they try and smear Clark
by saying he did poorly, they said flat out, "Clark is last."
Yes, even behind Kucinich.
In case anyone doubted our intel on the
right-wing's strategy as told in the above January 21 article, I
think you see it clearly proven now.
So comical even Saturday Night Live
wouldn't put it in a skit because they would think it too extreme a
caricature. Behind Kucinich - and because he said Mike Moore
had a right to say what he wanted - you know, it being America, the
land of free speech, and all.
They must have some really, really
well-padded chairs on the FOX
Take-It-Up-The-Ass-From-The-GOP-Channel. If there were a
single testicle on any of the males or a single ounce of
self-respect or basic American integrity and independence among any
of FOX's staff they would... well, I guess obviously not work for
FOX in the first place.
Which also brings us to the second band
of castrated clowns, the Democratic Party leadership who set up yet
another debate with FOX.
Wait, suddenly I see it all coming
together - a marriage made in heaven. "Eunuchs find love with
each other - FOX News staff marries the DNC," next on Jerry
It was absolutely hysterical, and great
"Really, Kucinich did better than
I mean Rupert must have stolen some of
Rush's oxycontin, because no sober person would fail to realize
having your anchors say something like that is like asking them to
do the show with doody smeared on their faces - and, even worse,
expecting people to take them seriously.
What humiliation. What complete
degradation of his staff. To make them not just subtly
insinuate that Clark had a questionable performance or something,
but to flat out make them say he finished worst of the worst of the
worst, and all because he let Moore say something accurate and
And for those of you out there in
Naiveté Land who only thought it was FOX News and Rush Limbaugh who
were right-wing biased and not the rest of the press, you now have
your doubts answered. Jennings was no better, and several of
the major outlets took Clark to task for not repudiating Moore's
comments, the most childish, un-American charge that could be made.
"General Clark, someone said something
honest and accurate that the Republicans didn't like. Why
didn't you scold him for it?"
"He has a right to speak."
"Aha! Did you see that America?
General Clark said Americans should have a right to say honest
things! Proof he is not going to be liked by the non-M/I media
- and doesn't take it up the butt from the GOP elephant like we all
do. How can you, in good conscience America, vote for somebody
who stands up for American values rather than bending over for
Hmm. I'm not sure, but I'll figure
it out at some point. Thanks for the concern guys.
Anyway, what should be made of the
debate? Who was the "winner"? Did anyone do damage,
This debate didn't do much.
Everyone was nice to each other. The moderators were
ridiculous. No one screwed up badly - in fact, it was clear
they were all playing it very safely, just wanting to not screw up.
There were only two stand out things.
One, Al Sharpton is still the only
Democrat who understands what a debate is and how to take advantage
of it. It is not a quiz at school. Bring a joke or two,
be pleasant and entertaining.
Two, Edwards' shining moment doing
exactly what we said the candidates had to do - calling the
pathetic, right-wing talking-point-throwing moderators pathetic
talking-point-throwing moderators. He did it in excellent
fashion, too, without taking them on directly or lashing out angrily
but instead making it a moral issue - that their pathetic attack
questions were, directly, as he put it, a slight and affront to tens
of millions of good Americans living in poverty.
That moment moved Edwards up, at least
in our minds. Call him short on defense credentials, he showed
he knows what the issue is this election and, just as importantly,
how to deal with it in a truly effective manner.
Clark in particular - as we knew he
would be - was given nothing but dishonest smear questions.
But he should have been prepared and had the Edwards moment or
Still, he came across well enough, as
did everyone else - except Dean. Dean did nothing to salvage
himself, and of all the people on the stage, he was the most
desperately in need. He is in complete plummet mode, and he
won't be rebounding any time soon.
So, where does the race stand after the
debate? Almost exactly where it did before but a little
Kerry didn't gain - maybe bored the
interest out of some people, but probably will hold about where he
is. He did have a stand out moment in our eyes when he talked
of a smear attack he said he knew was about to be launched on him by
the Bush/Limbaughians. Shows at least he is aware of the
topic, has his eye on it, and takes it on proactively. But it
didn't play like the Edwards moment did, so he won't gain much from
Clark is the beneficiary of some good
timing. The polls coming out today confirm his move into
second place. Coming right after the debate this will sound
very good. And in any case, it keeps him within striking
distance of Kerry and with no one in between them to think about.
Dean is done.
Edwards will gain a few more.
Which, all in all, keeps our
prognostication pretty much in line. Four days to go, it is a
three man race - no, don't include Dean (didn't you hear us say that
months ago?) It is essentially the Kerry vs. Clark match up we
predicted on December 22, with, thanks to his Moderate
Independent-like performance in the debate, Edwards moving up into a
near-competitive third place.
And FOX News moving to the forefront of
entirely predictable, frothing at the mouth partisan insanity.
Biased? No, too tame. Completely, utterly, and absurdly
Oh yeah, almost forgot. After
asserting that Clark had finished in dead last, behind Kucinich,
they cut to a commercial break with FOX News Sunday host Chris
Wallace getting in, as they faded out, "We'll be back with more FOX
News 'Fair and Balanced' Coverage."
I do believe the man doth protest too
much - then again, who wouldn't if you had to live with an entire
elephant's penis firmly pinned up your ass at all times.
And the main thing to note - these FOX
News staffers are not only willing to take it hard from the GOP,
but, in doing so, to stick it to America, working to maintain the
destructive Bush/Limbaugh hold on power, willing to sink beyond all
depths of amorality to accomplish this. I guess it's time we
bought this Australian/Chinese-owned station some hammer and sickle
flags - and some Preparation H.