Bob Somerby Howls (UPDATED)


This is one of the most succinct (for Bob) explanations of what’s wrong with our news media:

The bailout will go down as the biggest heist in monetary history?
Is there any chance that’s true? For ourselves, we have no idea—in part, because we watch Maddow and Olbermann. At a time of massive upheaval, they flood their domestic coverage with utterly silly pseudo-events, giving almost no coverage at all to the monumental events Klein was discussing. (Or to health care. Or to low-income schools. Or to Obama’s budget, for good or for ill—except as a chance to shout sexual insults at the rival tribe.) A few weeks ago, we wondered why someone as smart and as central as Klein had never appeared on Maddow’s show—had appeared on Olbermann’s show only once. (In 2007, during her book tour. Right before Paris Hilton.) Today, we raise that question again, pointing to last evening’s statement.

Is there any chance the ongoing bailouts will go down as history’s biggest heist? We don’t have the slightest idea! We watch progressive news programs.

We now have several 24/7/365 “news” channels in this country and we still don’t know what the f*ck is going on.


But they will tell us (ad nauseum) that Carrie Prejean had a boob job and Bristol Palin didn’t use protection and the Obamas got a dog and  we’re all gonna die from swine mexican flying devil pig flu (or maybe not.)



I must be psychic.  From Tennessee Guerrilla Women:

MSNBC is reporting that the biblically correct Miss California will be stripped of her crown today. Carrie Prejean has apparently broken pageant rules, or lied to pageant officials about nude photos in her past.

Carrie Prejean was 1st runner-up.  Can anybody name Miss USA?

She got ambushed by Perez Hilton, the media trashed her, and now she’ll be famous.

I’ll bet Ms. Prejean will be crying all the way to the bank.


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