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Monday, July 7, 2008

Well, That Didn't Take Long - Right Wing Bloggers Foam At The Mouth Over NBC's Purchase Of The Weather Channel

In a previous post here, I hypothesized that the right-wing bloggers that find fascism, socialism, and pretty much every 'ism there is available within media that they don't understand ( read : media that doesn't fit into their canted, ideological view of the world ).

It appears though, that I was incorrect in my assumption. It turns out that this Ed Morrissey guy ( who appears to be taking over the HotAir site from Michelle Malkin - can she not do anything right? ) has launched in with his complaints:

The Weather Channel has been a major advocate for global-warming policies. Combining it with the Keith Olbermann/Chris Matthews network will probably result in a major release of greenhouse gases on its own. Given NBC’s inability to impose even a modicum of balance and objectivity at MS-NBC, we can expect Jeff Zucker to use this new outfit as a platform on which to push even harder for statist policies on energy production and use.


Wow Ed, way to cram as many fear-inducing names into one paragraph as you can. Let's see, you've got global-warming right up front - that will score points with the Hannity crowd. Then you've got Olbermann AND Tweety back-to-back. Not pulling any punches, are we? Oh, but you can forget the catalyst of conservative hysteria, the source of sleepless nights for Malkin, Coulter, O'Reilly, Ailes, and Murdock - the dreaded MSNBC. Ooooooh, so scary. And you polished it off with a good-ole reference to "statist policies".

Seriously, it's the fucking weather channel.

But, the start of the piece kind of caught me off guard:

NBC Universal announced a $3.5 billion acquisition of The Weather Channel, helped along by Mitt Romney’s firm, Bain Capital.


Maybe i'm just reading more into this than I should. Why is it relevant that Mitt's firm would be mention so up front like that? There are several probable reasons, none of which make much sense to me right now.

But seriously, it's the fucking weather channel.

Here's some of the comments from the HotAir piece:


This guy wins the award for rehashing Bill O'Reilly's rambling hysteria.

Don’t forget GE and its “progressive” CEO Jeff Immelt. He’s in the hot seat. GE tank has tanked big time. The WSJ today has a piece on Immelt’s problems as head of GE. This won’t help restore GE’s image as America’s prime industrial/technological entity.

In case you haven’t noticed, the libs are grabbing hold of corporate America. It started with the Silicon Valley type co’s, but now reaches into industrial companies. Bad, bad news.

JiangxiDad on July 7, 2008 at 1:19 PM


This one is just too hillarious.

This is the point that FOXNEWS needs to create a competing Weather Channel.

“The Weather Changes”. Observance of and predictions for the infinitely variable atmostphere of our planet.

Motto: Cyclones are the only Spin you’ll get here.

babylonandon on July 7, 2008 at 1:42 PM



Then this guy dives right into the shallow end of the pool - head first.

Given NBC’s inability to impose even a modicum of balance and objectivity at MS-NBC, we can expect Jeff Zucker to use this new outfit as a platform on which to push even harder for statist policies on energy production and use.


A global tax is the ultimate aim. If Obama wins, this will be one of the major objectives. You read it here, as I repeat myself on some topics.

Entelechy on July 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM



And I have NO idea what this guy is even attempting to say.

So how many Nothing But Crap channels will this make?

Anyone else notice the weather channel temperature maps are being recalibrated, making them appear more orange-red. The shift seems to come by making the inflection point about 70 instead of about 75, Subtle propaganda, now the whole US map appears orange or red in the summer.

How soon before they all get the orders?

I wonder why they are doing that? I notice our local channel still has the old style ‘cooler’ maps where about a third of the country appears blue-green.

tarpon on July 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM


So, is it Marxists, Fascists, Communists, Socialists. These guys can't even make up their minds.

Looks like Marxists are even taking over the weather…If Fauxbama does get into the White House, I’m going to feel like I’m in the middle of “Invasion of the Marxist Body Snatchers” Isn’t anyone going to expose this fraud???? Where’s my country indeed………..

adamsmith on July 7, 2008 at 3:28 PM


These people are offically insane.

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