UF/UF 195: Masters of the News Cycle

We don’t usually do themed broadcasts, but sometimes a good one just falls in your lap. Tonight’s theme? Well of course it would be fake news in some fashion or another.  We’ll touch on various forms of fake news, lazy news, news for profit, and good old fashioned manufactured news across an entire enterprise.

Oh and in case you were unaware, it’s also Masters week.

Tune in you don’t want to miss this, and that’s for real.

UF/UF 195: Masters of the News Cycle

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Not sure where the fake news is here.

Bashir vs Robertson: false equivalency

n in his sophomore year (1966-1967) as quarterback

Robertson’s 2nd season at La. Tech as QB. Terry Bradshaw was his backup.

Martin Bashir - Carnival Barker

Martin Bashir – Carnival Barker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The past few days has seen some serious internet action over Phil Robertson’s GQ interview and subsequent suspension/firing from A&E, the network that airs Duck Dynasty.

Social media sites were blowing up. Twitter was a treasure trove of rumor & humor, conspiracy & theocracy, conjecture & grandstanding. Everyone has a take and thanks to social media everyone gets to put their take in a public forum. Some takes are crazier than others. But since this isn’t AYSO Soccer and there are no trophies for participation, we have picked a winner in the craziest take on the Robertson issue. Observe:

Grenell works for Fox

                                                                                              

Richard Grenell is a Fox News contributor. I guess this is an attempt at fair and balanced. Who knows. I do know this comparison is ridiculous. My podcast partner will attest to my despise for one Sarah Palin and all she claims to stand for. But Martin Bashir of MSNBC, or should I say formally of MSNBC, espoused violent acts against Palin simply because she said the national debt will be like slavery to future generations. She may even be right about that. Broken clocks are right twice a day. But that’s not the point. She expressed her opinion and Bashir said someone should defecate in her mouth because of that.

Here is Bashir for your viewing pleasure.

Somehow Grenell of Fox News equates that with this:

“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

Of course Robertson said some other stuff, a lot of it pretty offensive to some, but the Robertson defenders cherry pick this quote so I will too. It serves the point. No matter how idiotic Robertson was in the entirety of his speech, it in no way rises to the level of what Bashir did. Robertson never incited violence against anybody, Bashir did. The wackos on the Left froth at the mouth just as much as the nut jobs on the Right.

This is where Grenell comes in. He not only equates the two actions but goes on to say to me and others that we need to toughen up if we think what Bashir said is violent. Really Rich?

Can you non-violently defecate in a person’s mouth? I don’t want to know, but I’m guessing it’s a violent act. And not for nothing, but Palin was a Governor and a serious candidate for vice president. Serious in that she had a good chance of becoming such. Which is to say it’s a little strange that a guy, Bashir, who always bemoans the disrespectful tone toward President Obama, would be so disrespectful toward Palin.

Of course if you watched Bashir’s show I guess it’s not strange at all. The guy runs his pompous pie hole like that all the time. But this instance was the first time he took to suggesting actual violence toward another person that I can remember.

Bashir resigned. He should have been fired. Robertson was suspended and probably will be fired and he really should not have been.

Both men are no longer on TV. That’s where the equivalency starts and stops.

Maybe they can open a bake shop together.

 

Podcast Episode 28: Yes Virginia, there is an Obama-Clause

Special show for you tonight. It’s the Christmas episode. It’s also the 28th and last episode of Season 1. We’ll be back in 2014 with Season 2. But it’s still 2013 so let’s get our Yule Tide on.

 

Wait. Why didn't he say Happy Holidays!?!?

Wait. Why didn’t he say Happy Holidays!?!?

You want on the nice list?

Click the link or chose other options below and listen to this podcast, unless of course you hate Figgy Pudding.

 Yes Virginia, there is an Obama-Clause!

Or find us here: http://unfilteredunfettered.podhoster.com/

Or go to iTunes and search Unfiltered Unfettered. Find the UF/UF icon, click, and enjoy every episode from season 1.

Then tell us what you think, ask questions, argue with us, mock us.  Do it in the comment section below or the show’s email: theunmail@yahoo.com

On to the tease…

He's white damn it!!

He’s white damn it!!

Black is beautiful… unless we’re talking Santa or Jesus

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly has serious discussion about the whiteness of Santa and Jesus. She comforts the kids by assuring them that Santa is in fact a white man. She takes to the air 3 days later to defend herself from the enormous amount of mockery she’s getting on social media, MSNBC, CNN, etc… No worries folks, she was just kidding.

 

Hey, look at that! They are both white!

Hey, look at that! They are both white!

Don’t mess with Jesus on his birthday!

The Catholic Church wins a precedent setting court decision against the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Judge rules they are not bound by the contraception mandate.  Church –  1 Obama – 0. Next round is in the appellate court. Is this the next blow to the entire foundation of the law itself. We report, you decide!

 

 

Santa-Bama

Wait, he’s not white? I’m confused.

The Night before an Obamacare Christmas

My partner dug deep in the well of his talent when he wrote this. By far the smartest and funniest thing you will ever read on Obamacare. He does a dramatic reading tonight on episode 28. If you just want to read it click the link. Your politics won’t matter, you’ll laugh. Trust me man, I’m a scientist.

 

 

All this and a bunch more on tonight’s special Christmas episode of UNfiltered & UNfettered – The world explained, by us.

Yes Virginiathere is an Obama-Clause!

Then tell us what you think, ask questions, argue with us, mock us.  Do it in the comment section below or the show’s email: theunmail@yahoo.com