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Compliments from the NY Times

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It’s no secret that Fox News takes the New York Times to task on a regular basis – and vice versa. Bill O’Reilly has an endless mission against the news-o-saur, and I don’t blame him at all.

Here is where it gets funny.

Recently, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller said the following about Fox News:

“I think if you’re a regular viewer of Fox News, you’re among the most cynical people on planet Earth,” Keller snarled. “I cannot think of a more cynical slogan than ‘Fair and Balanced’ “

Why thank you, Bill! You couldn’t have paid us a better compliment!

Let’s look at the definition of “cynical” shall we?


cyn·i·cal Adjective   /ˈsinikəl/
  • Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity
    • her cynical attitude
  • Doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
    • most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city
  • Contemptuous; mocking
    • he gave a cynical laugh
  • Concerned only with one’s own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them
  • cynical manipulation of public opinion


Really, Keller, thanks for the profound insight.

I’m guilty as charged. I damn sure believe that the majority of our long-standing politicians (right and left) are motivated by self-interest. I’m also very doubtful of whether things such as Obamacare are worthwhile.

While the NY Times might have a decent article every blue moon, the majority of their articles (and especially editorial pieces) are just marching orders for the lemmings.

The View of O’Reilly Beck and Fox

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For those who are too shallow-minded to understand the popularity of O’Reilly, Beck, and Fox News, the numbers speak for themselves – and these are from June 2010. They only go up from here.

Why would The View have O’Reilly on? Simple. He is a big draw for ratings.

Why did Obama go on The Factor – because of the numbers. No matter what the rhetoric, the numbers speak for themselves and both O’Reilly and Beck dominate. Fox News dominates.

The fact is – O’Reilly, Beck, and Fox News actually represent the majority of Americans.

Now, let’s use some numbers from a CNN poll on the NYC mosque issue, which stirred up the whole debate. I will even use the DailyKos’ number analyis.

Oh yeah, those 19 hijackers were Muslims, maybe mainstream extremists, but they were Muslims. Anyway…

54% of Democrats, 45% of liberals, 72% of whites and 58% of non-whites – oppose the plan to build the mosque. — The DailyKoS

Looks to me like O’Reilly is definitely in touch with the majority of Americans – not just right wingers as the left likes to portray.

Pretty much none of us (liberals or conservatives) believe that the government should step in. The point is that it is just not right for the mosque to happen at that location. Obama is simply too timid and out of touch with the majority of Americans to express an opinion.