Fox News hired a doctor to confirm that President Obama’s son would look nothing like Trayvon Martin. That’s fucking investigative journalism and science at its finest.
I found a video for those who can bare to watch.
I couldn’t even watch a full minute.
Fox News, you are so pathetic.
Lou Dobbs, you’re such a sweaty blubbery white embarrassment. How many networks have you been fired from?
Dr. Keith Ablow, resident Fox News psychiatric quack, on the results of The Hunger Games, which he insists “adds to the toxic psychological forces it identifies.”
Fox News has also established The Hunger Games as a “cautionary tale against big government.”
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, sort of apologizing but not really at all for his comments that wearing a hoodie killed Trayvon Martin.
Blaming victims, saving lives: the American motto.
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, arguing that had Trayvon Martin been dressed more appropriately, he would have not looked so suspicious and would not have been murdered.
Hi guys. So, I’m about to embark on a big adventure, a doctorate program, and I am starting to think that I need some new equipment. First thing about me, I am super (impressively) cheap. I have one of the now rare black Macbooks from 2008, and I have done everything in my power to avoid getting a new one. My philosophy is that it works, so why bother getting another one? However, it doesn’t work all that well. The hard drive and most of the other parts have been replaced a few times, but it’s just getting old. Programs tend to crash, it’s generally slow, etc. As much as I don’t want to, I think I may need to invest in a new computer for the next 6-8 years of my education.
However, I really hate the current Apple options. The macbook air doesn’t have a cd drive, and the Macbook pro is big and so expensive. I don’t think I can justify spending that much for a laptop.
In doing quick math I have deduced that I can buy a desktop IMac (beautiful, massive screen) and a cheaper PC laptop for the same price or less than a Macbook pro. All I really use it for is blogging, Netflix, looking at pictures of cats, word processing, and maybe running statistics programs. My questions to you, Tumblr universe, are thus: is is stupid for a grad student to invest the majority of their computer fund into a desktop? Is a macbook really that much better than it’s much cheaper, equally stylish PC cousins? Have you recently given up Apple?
The situation in Syria is absolutely terrible, violent state repression. This is indisputable. However, I think that it is irresponsible to assign the word genocide to events that do not seemingly constitute genocide, especially on politically-based blogs. Available documentation suggests that what is going on in Syria is not currently classifiably as genocide. It is a violent crackdown of state repression against civilians.
Article II of the Genocide Convention defines genocide as “[A]ny of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) killing members of the group; (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
An example of a Syrian event that could be possible labeled genocide is the scorched earth campaign perpetrated by Assad’s government in the city of Hama in 1982. This attack targeted Sunni Muslims specifically and was intended to massacre the population directly.
Other examples of genocide: the Guatemalan state’s destruction of the Maya population and the Armenian genocide.
Good journalism is honest journalism. Hyperbole does not strengthen an argument, it delegitimizes it.
*If there is evidence of genocide that I am missing in the news reporting, please let me know and I will correct this post.
Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, March 14, 2012, discussing the whining of Fox News contributors about Game Change.
Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, March 13, 2012.
I hope that Rick Santorum sits down to watch a documentary that he expects to expouse feminist pedagogy and be really inspiring but instead it’s just slut-shaming, classist rhetoric in a misguided attempt at feminist discourse.
Fox 5 news anchor Ross Shimabuku, on Danica Patrick’s question to a report about why female athletes must always be described as “sexy,” and imploring him for another word to describe her.
Jon Stewart, on Fox News’ refusal to acknowledge the economy’s rise and instead discussing how it’s actually not that great “if you don’t feel great about it.”
Fox News’ Steve Doocy on Barack Obama’s original plan requiring Catholic institutions to provide insurance coverage for birth control to all women. Some Catholic institutions have threatened to close down in the event of this adjustment.
“A conservative blog” is my favorite source for unbiased, responsible fact-reporting.
I don’t identify myself religiously, really. I have a hard time explaining my belief system because I don’t even really understand it myself all the time. I can tell you the things I am not: I am not an atheist. Sometimes I believe in monotheism, sometimes I don’t. I am not a Christian, or a Muslim, or Hindu, or Jewish, or Buddhist.
I believe in doing the right thing because it is the right thing. I believe that the world around me is so fucking beautiful that there is no way I could ever fathom or contemplate it’s creator or maintenance, no matter how many years I spent pouring over the answers. I believe that the connections we have with one another, the connections that cradle your fear, soothe your anxiety, tear into your bones, set them on fire, rip out your heart and gently sew it back together are the things worth believing in. I believe in love, and I believe that we are all powerful. I believe in science. I believe in progress. I believe that you don’t have to know all the time, that you can be wrong, that you can give up, that you can get better, and that no one can tell you what you believe.
Can I start a “Jon Stewart on Tumblr” petition somewhere?
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld, responding to Ludwig Giles, the African American leadership and engagement director for Planned Parenthood, after he alleged “hypocritical pro-lifers of pretending to care about black children before they’re born but not caring at all after.”
Republican Plan of Action:
1. Force all women to carry pregnancies to term
2. Provide no services or support for them and their children
3. Complain when the children grow up that they drain the system
4. “Why don’t you get a job?”
5. CLASS WARFARE!!
Fox News’ Lou Dobbs, on the movie version of Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
I am 99.9999% sure that when Theodor Suess Gisel wrote The Lorax in 1971 he thought, “This will be really wonderful propaganda in the event that we eventually have a black president and he and his liberal friends are inspired to use it as anti-capitalist, Occupy Wall Street material!” and not “Look, a fun, colorful book about caring for the Earth and being a good person!” Pretty positive.