Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly’s White Santa

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Hey! Sorry about the scarcity of posts lately. I’ve had some projects that required my full time attention so finding the time to sit down and put together a post and illustration in the last while hasn’t been possible. Also, I’m getting ready for my annual Santa Claus gig where I get to dress up and have a bunch of 1, 2 and 3-year-olds cry while sitting on my lap. I love it though and it’s a couple of hours of enjoyment I look forward to every year.

I’ll be doing my Santa impersonation at Leena’s daycare on Monday where her mom will hopefully be able to get a better photo than she was able to with the real Santa. Leena was in a non-cooperative mood that day…and speaking of Santa, here’s a great piece from Jon Stewart’s Thursday show where he wonderfully rips apart Fox News and Megyn Kelly for her “Santa is white” commentary.

Update:

Kelly bullshits claims that she was only being funny and if the people who chose to criticize her had a shred of humor in them, they would have known that.

“In kicking off the light-hearted segment, I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching, saying that Santa — who I joked was a real person whose race was identifiable — is white,” Kelly said. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes, that is lost on the humorless.”

“This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society,” she continued. “In particular, the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst of people, especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel.”

Believe us, Kelly, thinking the worst of the liars, grifters and ignoramuses employed by the “powerful Fox News Channel” is just about the easiest and most honest thing any of us will ever have to do.

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Fox News – A Parasitic Existence

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I thought Stewart’s description of what Fox News does was great until I read up on exactly what a succubus-like creature might be. Now I think the description is perfect.

Wikipedia.

In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a succubus is a female demon or supernatural entity that appears in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. The male counterpart is the incubus. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a succubus may result in the deterioration of health or even death.

In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress.

That’s Fox – the enchantress for low-intellect, low-information schmucks who desperately need someone to tell them exactly what to think on any given issue. Obama is a socialist who hates white people! Climate change is a hoax! Obamacare has death panels! Muslims are evil! Evolution is a lie! Creationism is science! Trayvon Martin was a thug! George Zimmerman is a victim! Guns good! Gun laws bad! Gays bad! Immigrants bad! Poor people bad! Corporations are people!

Fox News – the enchantress for bigots and idiots.

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There were no Republicans at the March On Washington Anniversary? Here’s why.

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Here’s another example of why Fox News viewers are the least and worst informed people in America.

On the August 28 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly hosted Democratic strategist James Carville to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. During the discussion, O’Reilly complained that President George W. Bush was not invited to speak. O’Reilly later claimed that “[n]o Republicans and no conservatives were invited.” O’Reilly went on to respond to Rep. John Lewis’ statement that “we’re all in the same boat” by asking “Where’s the conservative side to that boat?”

Contrary to what O’Reilly said on-air, several Republicans were invited to participate in the event, including both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush. Both declined due to health concerns. According to ABC News, both Republican House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Whip Eric Cantor were invited to attend but did not do so with their offices citing scheduling conflicts

A number of Republican politicians were invited to the event but chose to not attend. This was something that O’Reilly could easily have verified before shooting off his mouth. He chose not to. Instead, as is his style, he chose to pull something out of his ass and state it as if it were fact. The end result is that the hapless idiots who tune in to his show, were once again treated to misinformation…and they’ll never even know.

Bottom line:

“They asked a long list of Republicans to come,” civil rights leader Julian Bond said on MSNBC Wednesday, “and to a man and woman they said no. And that they would turn their backs on this event was telling of them, and the fact that they seem to want to get black votes, they’re not gonna get ‘em this way.”

 

UPDATE
Surprise, surprise. O’Reilly actually apologized tonight for getting the ‘no conservatives invited‘ thing completely wrong. There obviously was no wiggle room in O’Reilly’s original statement to hide behind so he came clean on this one. What I’d like to see is O’Reilly creating a new 15 minute segment at the end of each broadcast (he can call it The Apology Zone) where he apologizes for the numerous errors and mistruths from the previous night’s Factor.

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Fair and Balanced Polling

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When looking to elicit the response you want from an individual or group, here’s a fine example to guide you along.

From a recent Fox News poll:

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Nice. There’s nothing unfair or unbalanced about that question, right?

 

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(h/t: Maddow Blog)
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Abortion and Guns – The Link You Didn’t Know Existed

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Just when you thought you had heard every vacuous argument against gun control possible, we are now told that there exists a link between universal background checks, abortion and mental illness.

Conservative columnist, Star Parker appearing on Hannity’s show.

“…they’re saying if you’ve had any mental problem in your background, well, does that mean that they’re going to ask questions about abortion? Because people who have had abortion, according to studies, have a tendency to have mental challenges later on.”

“Are we going to start asking about divorce? Because when you look at what happened at Sandy Hook, the woman who bought the weapons that her son stole, she had gotten a divorce and she had been drinking…”

In truth, the “according to studies” part of this winger’s argument is total bullshit. The studies actually find, as expected, that there is no link between abortion and mental illness.Obviously, no lie is too ridiculous for Hannity’s show if it helps support whatever right-wing crap-du-jour they’re pushing.

But Parker wasn’t done doing stupid. Gun control, she claims, is a carryover from the days of slavery with the intent of keeping guns out of the hands of blacks.

“I thought it appropriate to remind Americans that we’ve been here before. How is it that 5 percent of the population, the KKK — six million people in a country of more than 100 million — how is it that 5 percent were able to wreak havoc over 4 million new citizens, the former slaves? And one of the ways is because they systematically — the Democrats in power, the Democrats in political power in the South — systematically passed gun control laws in black code so that blacks would not be able to exercise their right to bear arms.”

Any call for a background check on Star Parker to determine a history of mental illness would be a totally reasonable request.

 

And there you go – just another episode of Fox’s Fact-Free Zone where race, slavery, the KKK, abortion, divorce, alcoholism and gun control are all somehow linked and not a single attempt to validate any of it is made.

One day I’ll learn to stop reading any article that starts with, “On Fox News today…”
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