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Friday, February 13, 2009

"Battleship" Bernie Is Ready To Throw Down!

The bulk of lunatic-fringe, conservative writers are laughable - at best.

Bernie Goldberg is a catagory all his own.

His latest tome of nonsense is entitled "A Slobbering Love Afair". It is intended to be about the media's "fascination" with Obama. To be fair, I haven't read it. However, there are already mentions of "artistic liberties" that Goldberg has taken with quotes in order to solidify what is most like an embarassingly flacid thesis.

I have read his previous work. And, if "Slobbering" is anything like it, I'm sure that it will be easy to pick apart and mock.

But now, on to the good stuff.

Recently, Goldberg was on O'Reilly's program - as Bernie loves to ride on Bill's coattails as much as he possibly can - and they were discussing the previous guest, Media Matters, and Bill's bash of Helen Thomas.

Does O'Reilly really believe that George Soros is behind everything?

He does give conspiracy theory a whole new glow, doensn't he.

Oh, and Goldberg thinks that people that don't buy into his poorly constructed schtick are "humorless". Well, I do find humor in Bernie trying to make a serious point and coming off like a rank amateur who couldn't even hold a job at CBS.

But, there was another side to this night that was mentioned by David Neiwert of Crooks and Liars.

The Go-Cheney-Yourself approach to discourse is no doubt what wins Bernie Goldberg so many fans on the right who snap up his books and hang on his every misbegotten word.

Including, it's quite clear, that fellow who last July walked into that Unitarian church in Knoxville and started shooting: Jim David Adkisson.

The killers manifesto reads:

This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.

Come to think of it, has anyone heard Goldberg talk about the fact that this guy "brought it", and menitoned him by name?

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