February 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7MphuhEwcChris Matthews is a very sensitive man. He cares about the feelings of others. Especially when the others are Democrats.

In the middle of Thursday night’s Hardball program, Matthews interrupted California Congressman Darrell Issa’s comments on the administration’s massive budget deficit to complain that Issa had referred to the opposition as “the Democrat Party.”

“I think the Democratic Party calls itself the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party,” Matthews raged. “Do we have to do this every night? Why do people talk like this? Is this just fighting words? They call themselves the Democratic Party. Let’s just call people what they call themselves and stop the Mickey Mouse here. Save that for the stump.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVmAbxC14gBased on that faulty logic, if Matthews were discussing rap music, he would refer to African-Americans as “niggas” like so many rap artists do. That would be, as Matthews requested, just calling people what they call themselves.

Matthews might want to re-think this concept.

WARNING: The Richard Pryor video contains obscenities. But what the hell, it’s Richard Pryor. What do you expect?

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bruns-sutraWhat the hell? You all remember the story Fox News Producer Aaron Bruns arrested on child porn charges, right. We don’t know how we missed it this week, but on Monday the Kenneth in the (212) blog uncovered (NSFW)–so to speak–that Aaron Bruns had a starring role in the soft-porn instructional book entitled The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra Illustrated.

We’re not going to show the NSFW photos here. But, we did clean up one photo that shows you an interesting Kama Sutra move with a stick. We know it’s Saturday, but being the curious guys and gals we are, we called in the IHTM staff this morning to try that one out, but only ended up hurt ourselves. Guess our moms were right about poking our eyes out. I suppose we’ll need to buy the book for instructions.

bruns_censoredFor those of you pervs out there that really want to see the most revealing photos you can follow one of the links at Kenneth in the (212)’s blog. We’re not putting that link or those photos here. But guys, be forewarned, these are, uh, more the type of photos that a female would prefer to see, if you know what we mean.

And one final note. Those of you gloating liberals we have heard from who laughed that Aaron Bruns was a Fox News employee should take note that it is reported that he is a liberal. Not that we care, a child porn guy is a child porn guy. But some people seem too care.

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Senator Dick Durbin takes it in the back door

by editor on February 28, 2009

dick_durbinSenator Jim DeMint’s amendment to kill the Fairness Doctrine was pretty straightforward.

But an aide to DeMint said Senator Dick Durbin’s amendment requiring “diversity” in radio ownership will “impose the Fairness Doctrine through the back door by trying to break up radio ownership.”

The Democrats can disguise it, rename it, and repackage it any way they want. But DeMint’s aide called it “an attempt to break up companies like Clear Channel and hurt their syndications and therefore putting many local radio stations out of business that depend on those syndicated shows for revenue.”

The measure passed by a vote of 57-to-41 without a single Republican vote.

Censorship is like the Rasputin. You can poison it, shoot it, stab it, and drown it, but it won’t die as long as Democrats are running the show.


McCain, a lifelong opponent of earmarks, released his list of the top ten porkiest projects in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass. Did he hold a press conference or release a statement to the press? No, instead, he went to the new media–but not Facebook or Youtube. He choose the new rising star in social media, Twitter. He merely made a tweet yesterday that began with “”Tmr I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass”. And his 110,000 followers were instantly alerted, who in turn most likely passed it on to millions of their followers within minutes.

And today he released them. Here is John McCain’s Top 10 Porkiest Projects list:

#10. $1.7M “for a honey bee factory” in Weslaco, TX

#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah

#8. $200,000 “tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past” REALLY?

#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center – enough said

#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah – is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits?

#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi”

#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York – quick peel me a grape.

#3. $332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas – not enough $ for schools in the stimulus?

#2. $2 million ‘for the promotion of astronomy’ in Hawaii – because nothing says new jobs for average Americans like investing in astronomy”

#1. $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa”

We’re sure the traditional media is aghast at not receiving a call first. Well, they all better sign up and start following the important people on Twitter. Like us at Twitter.com/ihatethemedia.

Source: John McCain’s Twitter page, of course

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"We'll leave the truly hideous nature of this photograph to your imagination."

We'll leave the truly hideous nature of this photograph to your imagination.

Why isn’t this story the headline on every newspaper? Why isn’t it leading off every newscast? Why is it not even considered newsworthy?

According to local Pakistani police, Taliban militants beheaded an Afghan citizen after accusing him of spying for the United States. The man was kidnapped a week ago and his body was discovered Thursday in North Waziristan.

“He was slaughtered overnight. His headless body was put on the roadside,” police official Munir Khan said.

A note found on the man’s body said “Whoever spies for the US will face the same fate. This is a gift to (US President Barack) Obama.”

“See how much the world loves us,” an Obama spokesman somewhere likely said. “They’re already giving us gifts.”

Source: AFP

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nadya suleman fourteen children under the age of eight and an IQ to match.

Fourteen children under the age of eight and an IQ to match.

Nadya Suleman, mother of the California octuplets born last month, has landed smack dab in the middle of a public relations feud between rival porn producers.

One adult film producer has offered Suleman $1 million plus free health insurance to star in one of his porn productions.

In response, another porn producer offered Suleman a year’s supply of diapers if she turns down the first offer. Kim Kysar, manager of the second company, said the company’s offer demonstrated its “social responsibility”.

“It simply isn’t in your best interest, and more importantly, in the best interest of your children, for you to become a porn star,” Kysar said in a letter. “As you know, there’s a great deal of stigma attached to being a porn star. It’s not something that a mother should take lightly, as this decision will most assuredly affect the lives of your children, and not in a positive way.”

“I have to go now,” Kysar then thought to himself. “I have some socially responsible naked women greased up in the next room and the socially responsible cameras are ready to roll.”

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Many times over the years, newspapers have chosen not to run Doonesbury comic strips for one reason or another. Creator Garry Trudeau often focuses on topics that editors and readers find offensive.

Today, the Washington Post was so offended that it refused to run the strip. What was the topic they found so offensive? Was it sex? Drugs? Crude language? No, the topic was the recent layoffs at the Washington Post. Instead, they ran a “Doonesbury Flashback” strip–a rerun.

So much for the WaPo, that vaunted bastion of free speech and truth.

The real question, though, should be, why does any newspaper still run Doonesbury? It hasn’t been funny in at least 35 years. It’s the Janeane Garafalo of comic strips.

Here, thanks to MediaBistro, is today’s censored strip.

Doonesbury the Washington Post would not run

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janeane_garofalo_200x300Unfunny comedienne Janeane Garafalo showed up on Keith Olbermann’s show last night. She was as unfunny as ever, but Keith laughed Olber-maniacally anyway.

“The type of female that does like Rush is the same type of woman that falls in love with prisoners,” she said. After mentioning Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson, she continued by saying, “Eva Braun, Hitler’s girlfriend, that’s exactly the type of woman that responds really well to Rush.”

“(Former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan) dated him,” the ever-so-charming Garafalo whined, “so either she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, a lot like Michael Steele, who’s the black guy in the Republican party who suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, which means you try and curry favor with the oppressor…any female or person of color in the Republican party is struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.”

Janeane Garafalo, equal opportunity hater.

Update:
The Red Eye Crew has a good time ridiculing Garafalo (and Keith Olbermann) on this and related comments. It’s funnier than hell and worth watching. Includes video of Garafalo and Olbermann with their quotes.

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We’re not quite sure why CNN’s Showbiz Tonight has an “Obama Watch.” We must have missed the news report that said the Obamas are now part of show biz.

The video in this article is from last night’s Showbiz Tonight. Let us sum it up for you:

“Michelle Obama. Cool. Cooler. Coolest. So cool. Really cool. Super cool. Mega-cool. Coooooooool.”

The video is 4:53 long. We pulled these quotes out of the first two minutes. Then we had to stop watching. Just had to. Couldn’t take it anymore.

“She definitely gets cool points from me.”
“People want to emulate her.”
“People love the way she loves her husband.”
“This is really a breath of fresh air.”
“She’s absolutely relatable and people really like that about her.”
“She seems like a real person and I think people really appreciate that. I know I do.”
“Part of her cool factor is her style.”
“The first lady is setting style trends left and right.”
“Women everywhere want to dress like her.”

We doubt that you’re reading this last sentence. You probably stopped reading even quicker than we stopped watching.

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<b>This is definitely not Attorney General Eric Holder.</b>

This is definitely not Attorney General Eric Holder.

A Baltimore television reporter has been fired for creating the infamous John Gibson “bright blue scrotum” video.

In the doctored video, comments Gibson made on Fox News about an escaped monkey were cut together with completely unrelated comments he made about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

WBAL-TV, an NBC affiliate, admitted that one of its former employee had posted the video on YouTube without its knowledge. Other media outlets revealed that the WBAL reporter responsible for the doctored video had been fired.

This seems unfair to us. What color is the attorney general’s scrotum? Do we know for sure it’s not bright blue? This is the man who has sworn to uphold the law of the land. Before the reporter is fired, shouldn’t Holder be required to produce the evidence?

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<b> Low resolution security camera photo of mysterious blonde stalker. Please notify authorities if you have any clues to this person's identity.</b>

Low resolution security camera photo of mysterious blonde stalker. Please notify authorities if you have any clues to this person's identity.

Ooh-la-la. According to police reports (view PDF), Rush Limbaugh is being stalked by a mysterious blonde named Melanie. She’s 30-40 years old, and drives a new, white sedan.

Wait. It’s a woman? Then it might not be Matthews after all.

According to 911 records, the mysterious blonde attempted to follow Rush’s car through the gates of his Palm Beach estate yesterday. She hightailed it before police arrived.

Rush was cool, calm and collected about the whole thing. “I’ll deal with it,” he said in an email to Jose Lambiet, a columnist and blogger for the Palm Beach Post. “Part of the territory.”

That’s all we know. Ten-four, over and out. (We don’t actually know what that means, but we’ve wanted to say it ever since we were kids and watched Broderick Crawford on that old “Highway Patrol” TV show.)

Source: Page2Live

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israel_flag1This is one of those stories the media never covers. And one of the reasons we hate them.

During the recent Gaza conflict, it was widely reported that Israel Defense Forces had bombed a U.N. school in the Jabalya refugee camp. This led activists to accuse Israel of war crimes and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to demand an investigation.

Now the U.N. reports that “a clerical error” led them to falsely accuse Israel of the attack. The international organization’s January 6 field report said an IDF shell had caused fatalities when it hit outside the school, but an updated field report dated January 7 said the shell hit the school itself.

U.N. spokesperson Roseanne Roseannadanna said, “Oops. Never mind.”

Funny how coverage is so much spottier when it comes to retractions. Especially when it involves Israel.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BRI0NtQ1DUHelen Thomas has been squatting there in the front row of the White House press briefing room all these years and now we discover she doesn’t even really exist.

It’s all been a giant practical joke played on America by comedian Billy Crystal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-inZNvPyzE width=”300″ height=”230″Want proof? Watch these two videos. You’ll be convinced that battle axe reporter Helen Thomas is just another one of Billy Crystal’s crazy characters. In fact, it’s the same character he played in The Princess Bride. Same face. Same voice. Same lunacy.

We’re onto you, Crystal. Did you really think you could fool top notch investigative reporters like IHateTheMedia.com?


david_malakoff1Apparently, D.C. stands for “Disgusting Creep.” Last month it was a reporter for Fox News. This month it’s a former National Public Radio science editor.

Legal documents (click here to view) say David Malakoff has been charged with possessing child porn between April and June, 2008. He had been a science editor and on-air correspondent for the publicly-supported radio network until he “resigned” in June, 2008. Interesting juxtaposition of dates, we’d say.

Watch for more news as this dirt-o-rama develops in D.C.


Joe Biden’s blunder of the day

by editor on February 26, 2009

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Hear an investigative report on another of Joe's numerous blunders. Click image to watch.

We’re thinking of making this a daily feature. Because Blunderin’ Joe Biden provides plenty of material.

“What I don’t understand from Governor Jindal is what would he do,” Biden said on the CBS Early Show. “In Louisiana there’s 400 people a day losing their jobs. What’s he doing?”

Then Joe’s fantasy ran smack dab into reality when Shreveport, Louisiana-based KSLA-TV investigated the real situation.

“In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia — according to the national press release — that added employment over the month,” they reported. “The state gained 3,700 jobs for the seasonally adjusted employment.”

The source of Biden’s information is often mysterious, but it doesn’t match stats from the labor department. At 5.9%, Louisiana’s unemployment rate is far lower than the national average of 7.2%.

Who writes this guy’s material? He’s hilarious.

Source: KSLA News 12 Shreveport Louisiana

Direct link to KSLA’s investigative report video here

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQM8NKrHuwChris Matthews revealed a little too much about himself on Wednesday night’s Hardball.

“The Conservative Political Action Conference begins its three day meeting tomorrow in Washington,” Matthews stammered, “and take a look at some of the panels being offered. ‘Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals Are Destroying the American Election System.’ ‘Will Congress Take Your Guns?’ ‘The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria.’ If you like Star Trek conventions, you’ll love this baby.”

Sounds to us like Chris may have attended a Star Trek convention or two in his time. Probably in costume. If that’s the case, we have a suggestion for him: Try following Spock’s example and use logic once in a while. It could change your life.

Now would someone please put their phaser on stun and shut this guy up?

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Couric: Joe Biden is the white guy!

by Administrator on February 26, 2009

As CBS introduced coverage of President Obama’s first address to Congress, CBS’ Katie Couric, overwhelmed with the excitement of “a little diversity” pointed out female Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and then noted that Vice President Joe Biden was “the white guy.”

Now hold on a cotton picking minute, Katie! We thought that after electing Barack Obama president, we had entered into a post-racial society. We thought pointing out a person’s color was a thing of the past. But, sadly, it looks like the “white guy” is still someone to be pointed at.

Incidentally, just before the Giveaway To America speech began, “Don’t Mess With Joe” Biden leaned over and whispered to Pelosi. An IHTM staff member well-versed in lip reading claims she caught Biden saying, “Did you hear that Bobby Jindal is on after Barack? Make’s me hungry. How about we run down to 7-Eleven or Dunkin Donuts after this?”

It was either that or something completely different. We’re not quite sure.

Via: EvilConservativeOnline

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Bill O’Reilly out, Fred Thompson in

by editor on February 26, 2009

fred_thompson_jeri_kehnBill O’Reilly’s giving up his day job. He’s leaving “The Radio Factor” and passing the baton to Fred Thompson.

Thompson has an incredibly serpentine career path. Actor. Senator from Tennessee. Actor. Presidential candidate. Actor. And now, radio talk show host.

The Washington, DC-based “Fred Thompson Show” will focus on politics and pop culture. He’ll have guests and take phone calls. It will premiere on more than 125 stations March 2.

One one hand, we’re not really sure if the slow talkin’ southerner will be a very compelling radio host. On the other hand, his wife Jeri Kehn is hot.

Good enough for us.

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support_unions_stickerThe Minneapolis Star Tribune loves the working class. They love big labor. Until it comes to its own workers and their union.

The struggling Star-Trib wants a bankruptcy court to void its contract with the printer’s union so the newspaper can save $3.5 million a year in labor costs.

In a written statement, the Star-Tribune’s management said, “Yes, we are hypocritical boneheads whose political philosophy has guided us to the verge of bankruptcy. We humbly apologize for all the poorly conceived pro-labor editorials we’ve written over the years.”

To be entirely truthful, the Star-Tribune didn’t really say anything remotely resembling that previous paragraph.

But don’t you think they should have?

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post_cartoonThe NAACP has called for a boycott of the New York Post. In other words, they’ve endorsed censorship.

In a truly bizarre distortion of reality, the organization called the Post’s infamous chimpanzee cartoon “an invitation to assassinate” President Obama.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the aptly-named president of the NAACP, called for the removal of editor Col Allan and long-time cartoonist Sean Delonas.

Earlier this week, the newspaper apologized to anyone who may have been offended by the cartoon. But the NAACP says the apology was insufficient and called for readers to boycott the Post.

This is like looking at clouds. I look at one and see a cute little bunny. You look at the same cloud and see the violent, Lee Harvey Oswald of chimpanzees.

In the immortal words of Mick Jagger, “Hey, you, get off of my cloud.”

Source: AP

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Did you know Al Gore invented hiphop?

by editor on February 26, 2009

We don’t know if this music video qualifies as rap or hiphop. But we’re pretty sure neither genre will be too quick to claim it.

Things haven’t been going well for our friends in the global warming crowd lately, what with the freakishly cold weather in the northern hemisphere this winter.

So they’re doing a little outreach to rap and/or hiphop fans. Because as the number of true believers dwindles, they need to reach out to people they’ve never targeted before. It’s their attempt to be “relevant.”

Listen and laugh. It actually makes Brittney Spears’ a capella work sound good.

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budewiser_friendsIf there’s anyone who could use a nice, cold brewski right now, it’s the poor guys struggling to survive in the radio business. But Budweiser’s not buying a round for the house.

According to Radio Daily News, Budweiser beer, owned by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, has informed radio stations that they won’t be paid for 120 days after its commercials run.

To make matters worse, Bud also told stations that they must maintain the current level of “value-added” promotions (things like personal appearances, on-air mentions, etc).

A few years ago, radio stations would have laughed at Bud’s draconian conditions. But with advertising revenue rapidly drying up, broadcasters are expected to meekly acquiesce.

Anheuser-Busch is currently under investigation to determine if they “donated” to Al Sharpton’s various “charities.” Our guess is that Sharpton didn’t have to wait for 120 days for his money.


simon_cowell1In a move sure to make thousands of singers wish they were dead, American Idol judge has announced that he wants to live forever.

The caustic American Idol judge wants to be frozen upon his death so he can be revived in the future.

“I have decided to freeze myself when I die. You know, cryonics,” he announced to dinner guests at Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s residence. “Medical science is bound to work out a way of bringing us back to life in the next century or so, and I want to be available when they do. I would be doing the nation an invaluable service.”

Fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul has taken another approach to eternal life. Instead of being frozen, the erratic star seems to prefer getting pickled.

Source: DailyMall


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRGan85AIlAAny day now, psychiatrists are going to walk right onto the set while they’re taping The View and take Joy Behar away to a nice, padded room.

She actually said the infamous chimp cartoon is “an assassination threat” on President Obama. Seriously. She said that. We’re not making it up.

“I think you can be investigated by the FBI,” she declared, “if you make an assassination threat.”

Coming up next week on The View, Behar suggests that Angelina Jolie should adopt Little Orphan Annie, demands increased unemployment compensation for Dilbert, and congratulates Doonesbury on his enlightened drug policy.

Then, as soon as the show is over, she’ll rush off for her annual physical with Rex Morgan, M.D.

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Two of the “innocent” terrorists released from Gitmo are now appearing in a chilling jihadist website video.

According to anti-terrorism experts, Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, now holds an executive position with Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, or prisoner number 333, is now an Al-Qaeda field commander.

American network talent scouts, always on the prowl for talent, were quick to note the duo’s charismatic screen presence.

“We’re developing a Hannity & Colmes style show for them,” said an executive with NBC. “We’ll call it ‘al-Shahri & al-Oufi.’”

“We’re planning a Hannity & Colmes style show for them,” said an executive with MSNBC. “We’ll call it ‘Abu & Abu.’”

We’re planning a Hannity & Colmes style show for them,” said an executive with CNN. “We’ll call it ‘372 & 333.’”

Source: Sky News

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