View Full Version : The Gingrich Rules, Ctd

10-09-2012, 06:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And so a bargain is struck; the bottom feeders deliver a temporary hike in the only thing these show's owners really care about -- audience share -- and, in exchange for being teevee friendly and keeping the worst of their batshit crazy on a leash for a few minutes, their Mouse Circus deburrs the bottom feeders' public image, replates and burnishes their credibility and temporarily transfuses them with Seriousness, which can then be redeemed at ten times its face value back among the Pig People.

And in the key to that bargain we find "The Gingrich Rules":

"<span style='font-size: 14pt'>an agreement that the moderator will never, ever ask the bomb-throwing, hate-mongering, race-baiting goon sitting directly across from them a single question about their bomb-throwing, hate-mongering or race-baiting activities. </span> Instead they will be represented to the public merely as a Conservative commentator or talk radio host or pundit who, at worst, might be known for some "controversial" opinions, which the moderator will never bother to explicate." </div></div>

link (http://driftglass.blogspot.nl/2012/09/the-gingrich-rules-ctd.html)

Take for instance the recent faux news conspiracy.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Gibbs: Jack Welch Embarrassed Himself Saying Jobs Stats Are Made Up

From this Sunday's Meet the Press, Robert Gibbs called out former GE CEO, Jack Welch for embarrassing himself along with the other "jobs report truthers" who were touting that there was some grand conspiracy theory at work with the latest report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even Chuck Todd had a few words about the fact that it's a "bad trend" when we've got conservatives out there getting traction with this nonsense.

But of course, since right-wing flame thrower Newt Gingrich was invited to the table, the waters on whether this sort of behavior ought to be tolerated or not were muddied up a bit, with Gingrich touting a far right, Koch-funded lobbying group and their "survey" as proof that "small business" he supposedly speaks to, don't believe the economy is getting any better. I believe this is the same group Chris Hayes and his panel mentioned on his show today and they said they were created because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wasn't far enough to the right to suit them.

Dan Froomkin has more on that here -- NFIB Exposed: 'Voice Of Small Business' Is A Front, Group Charges.

What's really disgusting is that the likes of Gingrich keeps getting invited to these panels and treated like he's some senior statesman, instead of the shyster that he is, but then, he's far from alone when it comes to the list of terrible guests for these shows. </div></div>

watch (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/gibbs-jack-welch-embarrassed-himself-sayin)

When this happened,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">New jobs numbers released on Friday came in lower than expected, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign a day after the president closed out the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., by asking voters to give his administration four more years to get the economy on the right track.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans jumped all over the disappointing report </span>and the new numbers threaten to dampen the enthusiasm Democrats hoped to build among voters following this week’s convention where they promoted Obama’s economic plan as the only one that will put people back to work.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80909.html#ixzz28nudl34T

..they didn't question the figures!!!!!!!

Too many of these politicians,pundits etc can come on tv and spit any nonsense they like and get away with it, including Mitt and Ryan.