Thursday, April 2, 2009

Poor little rightwingnuts have no voice in the MSM

[Image of Glenn Greenwald from Flickr - Majikthise]

This is so funny.

Glenn Greenwald, in a piece at, dissects the continuous whining of the rightwingnuts as to how they are shut out of the mainstream media. He refers to a C-SPAN broadcast of a Commentary Magazine event involving William Kristol, John Podhoretz, and Jonah Goldberg, three self-appointed spokespersons for rightwingnuts everywhere.

Greenwald writes:

"Exemplifying the deeply self-pitying theme of the entire discussion, Jonah continuously insisted that conservative magazines are so very, very important to the political landscape -- indispensably so -- because conservative voices are frozen out of mainstream media venues by The Liberal Media, so that poor, lonely, stigmatized conservatives can only get right-wing opinion in places like Weekly Standard and National Review."

Hmmm. Seems like a lot of right-wing crap gets printed in the Wall Street Journal and even ze Washington Post, not to mention the New York Times. And what about FAUX News?

Greenwald continues:

"In between Jonah's petulant laments about how conservative opinion cannot be heard in The Mainstream Media, Bill Kristol talked about his New York Times column and his Washington Post column, John Podhoretz told stories about his tenure editing The New York Post Editorial Page and Charles Krauthammer's years of writing a column for Time and The New Republic, and Jonah referenced his Los Angeles Times column."

Heh. Heh.

Greenwald concludes:

"None of them ever recognized the gaping disparity between those facts and their woe-is-us whining about conservative voices like theirs being shut out of The Liberal Media. So important in conservative mythology is self-victimization that they maintain it even as they themselves unwittingly provide the facts which disprove it."

Ultimately, when one thinks about it, this is not surprising, for these rightwingnut neocons' lives are based on mythology, a mythology which seldom, if ever, allows facts to get in the way of opinion/philosophy/principles/theology.

Greenwald has much more, which you can read here.


Grandpa Eddie said...

Ya know, it doesn't matter what daily paper you look in, they all have more conservatard columnists then liberal. I think the only two here in Wisconsin that don't are the State Journal and the Isthmus, both of which are published in Madison.....and Madison is very Liberal.

Jacob said...

You are right, and that's a subject for another post sometime, but I've seen all kinds of studies that indicate the MSM is by and large conservative and always has been!

Back in the early 60s, when we lived in Phoenix, a new liberal paper started up. The other paper was the Arizona Republic owned by that creep from Indianapolis.

Barry Goldwater fought the new paper tooth and nail even to the extent of pulling all Goldwater advertising (Goldwaters was a huge store in Phoenix) from the new paper and the Goldwaters told their advertisers if they dared to put an ad in the new paper, they could never advertise in the Arizona Republic again!

The new paper soon folded!

Igor said...

Difference between USSR Communist media and USA "mainstream media"
In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie.
In USA "Mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie.
......eventually they become same thing?!

I Igor produce Obama Birth Certificate at

Grandpa Eddie said...

No Igor, Rethuglicans use the MSM for their own gain.

Bob Poris said...

I looked up all the radio stations that service our part of Florida. Try it! They describe the type. The single largest category is “Christian”, then music then talk! Rush is listed on almost all. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE LIBERAL. PROGRESSIVE, OR ANY THING BUT CONSERVATIVE. Where is this liberal media that has taken over? Thank God for PBS for music, news, general interest etc. Guess who has been trying to get rid of it for decades? I studied propaganda in college when it was relatively new. It took over as an art form for evil! Hitler and others used it well and we now accept it as normal and even desirable. We call it “spin”, advertising, free speech and a lot of other names that are meaningless. It is dangerous/

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