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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Missing The Target Completely

If there is one thing that conservatives love more than the sounds of their own voices, its when liberals/progressives take each other to task.

Often framed as “libs eating their own”, conservatives both within and outside the media spotlight jump on these stories in order to deflect from their own inability to reconcile the news of the day. It’s standard fair considering the fact that when a conservative disagrees with someone within their own movement they tend of favor inflammatory, and often ridiculous, commentary that serves no greater purpose than to remove all context from the subject at hand. Far too often these people come off looking like school kids saying “your ugly and your mother dresses you funny”.

But when conservatives attempt to disect that satire from the Left – which is often more substantive than any form of discourse from the Right – they tend to miss the point entirely and reveal themselves for the rank amateurs that they are.

While discussing the purported "Climategate" emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, Steve Doocy claimed that Jon Stewart "really took a shot at Al Gore," then aired a clip of Stewart stating, "Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented." But Doocy -- in a possible violation of a recent Fox News memo on "Quality Control" -- did not air Stewart's subsequent statement in which he said the emails don't "disprove global warming," but do offer ammunition to global warming deniers.

Ever the alleged champions of context, Fox”News” has continually been caught cropping video and quotes in order to make some hamfisted point that they know more about the subject than anyone. But this selective editing has been discouraged recently by Fox managemen.:

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