Zombie Liars

This is your brain on Kool-aid
This is your brain on Kool-aid

(graphic by Joseph Cannon)

Judging by the comments to my previous thread about zombie lies, a few of the things I thought didn’t need to be said needed to be said.  That’s okay, that’s why the blogosphere is superior to the traditional (old) forms of media: immediate feedback and the ability to interact with readers.

The first thing I left unsaid was an explanation as to why we should build and maintain a one-stop reference site debunking Obama propaganda and Axelrovian talking points.  The election is over, so why dwell in the past?  Shouldn’t we move on and find new battles to fight?

If one of PUMA’s goals is going to be reforming the primary/caucus system so that what happened this year never happens again, we need people to know the truth.  Now honestly, if Barack Obama ends global warming, cures cancer, brings peace to the entire world and ushers in the greatest period of prosperity in our nation’s history, few people will care a whole lot about how he became President.  But if (when) his popularity drops down to G-Dub/Nixonian levels, they will be asking “How the hell did this empty suit get elected?”

Once upon a time the “progressive blogosphere” was the only place dedicated to telling the truth about Iraq and the Bush (mal)administration.  They called themselves the “reality-based community” because they refused to drink Dick Cheney’s Kool-aid or repeat his zombie lies.  Eventually the American people realized the media was lying to them, due in part to truth-telling bloggers.

But the meltdown of the progressive blogosphere is the reason why WE should build our own anti-propaganda database.  This past year we have seen far too many examples of respected bloggers tossing aside years of hard-earned credibility to worship Teleprompter Jesus.  Some were guilty of sins of commission, others committed sins of omission, but either way we obviously can’t count on anyone else to do the job and do it right.

The last point I neglected to make is that our goal is not to convince Axelrove’s paid bloggers and trolls to put down their sippy-kups and recognize that the clothes have no emperor, our goal is to counteract the lies that those zombies are spreading.  We don’t need to argue with them, when we see one of them squat and pinch-out a zombie lie on the carpet, we can cut & paste a zombie truth over it.  But when we encounter a real person who has been deceived by the lies and propagande spread by Obamanation, we won’t have to search for the antidote.

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10 Responses to Zombie Liars

  1. looking for integrity says:

    Excellent post!

  2. bluemorning says:

    The rise and fall of the progressive blogosphere over the last 8 years
    will continue with the rise of our new “alternative” sites like the Confluence and others (and I hope a new HuffPo or DK type).

    The need is there, and someone will rise to meet that need.
    The need being up to the minute reporting and commentary on news and issues of the day.

    The compilation of the anti-propaganda database is doable- but vast,
    wouldn’t it require searching through the archives of many puma/nobama sites? Someone may rise to that challenge, but who?
    Maybe someone has already started- or you need to put out a call to the larger puma blogosphere?

  3. justus949 says:

    myiq: BRILLIANT cartoon & post! how can I help with this worthwhile project?

  4. johninca says:

    I hope this doesn’t sound trollish, but the notion of caucus reform sounds unrealistic. Humanly speaking, there’s no reason to think that in 2012 there will even be any contested primaries or caucuses on the Democratic side.

  5. Woman Voter says:

    Lies – Thompson Twins (HQ Audio)

    This would be a clear picture of what we have been spoon fed:LIES! 2008 the year the PRESS DIED!

  6. Woman Voter says:

    Lies – Thompson Twins (HQ Audio)
    See website link for the audio link…your website doesn’t like youtube links.
    This would be a clear picture of what we have been spoon fed:LIES! 2008 the year the PRESS DIED!
    This would be a clear picture of what we have been spoon fed:LIES! 2008 the year the PRESS DIED!

  7. circlejerksunite! says:

    I have a small, flaccid penis.

  8. murphy says:

    fyi, just received this in a comment at my place. might be apropos:

    kat in your hat 11.13.08 at 3:55 pm [edit]

    HOAX!

    (sorry if ya’ll already know about it, I think I saw mention of this yesterday)

    “Dan Mirvish, who with Eitan Gorlin created an elaborate Internet hoax complete with a fake policy institute and a phony adviser to Senator John McCain. ”

    Palin rumors (Africa is a country, not a continent, etc was a HOAX)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/arts/television/13hoax.html?_r=3&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

    “And the claim of credit for the Africa anecdote is just the latest ruse by Eisenstadt, who turns out to be a very elaborate hoax that has been going on for months. MSNBC, which quickly corrected the mistake, has plenty of company in being taken in by an Eisenstadt hoax, including The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times.

    Now a pair of obscure filmmakers say they created Martin Eisenstadt to help them pitch a TV show based on the character. But under the circumstances, why should anyone believe a word they say?

    “That’s a really good question,” one of the two, Eitan Gorlin, said with a laugh.”

    (These people deserve an ASS-KICKING!)

  9. hrod.beraht says:

    Remember that Jesusland map of the US that came out in 2004, after the elections which satirizes the red/blue states scheme? Someone should redraw that map and now rename “United States of Canada” in that map to Obotkistan or something like that.

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