Apple Buying Stake In AMD Fox Business Reports

2007 Fail:

At 9:27 this morning, Fox Business Morning for Breakfast co-anchor Alexis Glick eagerly reported Apple (AAPL) had taken an 8% stake in AMD. Fox’s guest contributor, Charles Payne, immediately analyzed the deal and pronounced it a brilliant move for both parties.

The problem? It wasn’t Apple buying AMD.  It also, unfortunately, wasn’t a mysterious pan-Arabian country called “Abu Dubai,” as Glick announced when she corrected the Apple report. (It was Abu Dhabi.)

Reason? Reason? Let Me Guess-You Sorta' Dig Greg Gutfeld and Red Eye TV and Think He's Sometimes Funny

“FOX News sucks, MSNBC sucks. Reason offers the best news coverage”

There you have it folks: The comment above by @pharmmajor from the Huffington Post represents EXACTLY what the problem is.
Reason? Reason Magazine?

Let me guess-you dig Greg Gutfeld and Red Eye TV and think he’s sometimes funny.
Where are you so I can punch you in the nose?
Reason? What a bunch of toe-sucking douchenozzles of the first order.
Libertarians are Dems who think they listen to cooler music.
I’m not saying “pick a side”  because god forbid, that would be like, so not cool- so I’ll say this- just stay out of the way and invent something that will help the planet. Blog about the IPAD or something..
Politics is who picks up your shitty garbage and educates your 5 yr. old and paves your street. So, either get on one of the buses or keep your small thoughts outta here…

jt

Another Summer of Discontent; Another Summer of Stupid

Before the deep freeze starts here in the East-
A  brief summary of  another bummer of a summer…


By John Tully

The New York Herald Sun


Summer is just the perfect time to see just exactly what the heck is going on out there in “America”.

The first thing I remember was British Petroleum destroying the planet and our Leaders sitting on their thumbs.

All of a sudden I’m sitting in a hotel room in Florida after a friend’s wedding and watching a humongous plasma television. A woman named Trish Regan from CNBC declared: “the stimulus didn’t work”. I wondered what had happened and how she knew and what had happened so I quickly switched the channel and witnessed ABC News’ Jonathan Karl file a brave and hard-hitting four-minute “piece” on the cost of the road signs that tell citizens about stimulus money being used for infrastructure projects.

Brave Jonathan Karl.

It reminded me of that George Stephanopoulos fellow on World News Tonight. Less than two months into President Obama’s term, immediately after the Stimulus Bill was finally passed with all kinds of silly concessions to the fiscally illogical demands of the Say No Republicans (already in full Waterloo-mode) the TV Star declared gleefully “Now, Barack Obama owns the economy….”

Those ABC boys sure are wankers.

Jake Tapper much?

The next thing I know I’m in South Jersey watching CBS News’ Bob Schieffer indignantly imploring Bloggers to “pick up the phone next time and do some reporting”

Mr. Schieffer’s lazy network, lead by Fox News, had been fooled by a well-known fraud named Andrew Breitbart into covering the story of how every major news gathering organization in the U.S. had failed to investigate an obvious right-wing smear job that lead the cowardly Obama administration to fire an employee of the Department of Agriculture for doing the right thing and speaking the truth about Racism.

Schieffer’s wise and sage shtick is utterly revered in the District but this completely backwards, twisted and wholly illogical pooh-poohing/blame shifting was truly a Spin of epic proportions. He’s got BS right there in his initials after all.

That began a second straight summer of Red-Herring Race Babble.
Remember last summer’s “Beer Summit”? Months of wasted time and newsprint on distractions from the real problems in this country and it happened again this year. Halliburton and Blackwater were relieved I’m sure.

I met sweet and dopey 80 year-old Democrats who think that President Obama was still just swell; never mind his continuation of all the most heinous policies of  Bush-Cheney: “State Secrets” to defend endless imprisonment, renditions and assassinations in the War on Terror-coupled with no intention to prosecute the definitive War Crimes of the former administration.

The next thing I remember Fox News is on in some restaurant.
There is a weepy, pinkish, Morning DJ on the screen and he’s assembled a bunch of Libertarians who listen to bad music cry about God and Gold on the anniversary and location of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.
The stupid hurts.

For some reason, all this kvetching about Obama reminded me of long-time DC columnist and television commentator Mark Shields and his outrage three years ago about that famous Move-On Ad questioning General Petraeus and his leadership.
Betray Us?
Perish the thought.

I was so mystified at the time that I called Shields on the phone. He nicely and politely explained to me that basically the Move-On folks and their approach was not only disrespectful but highly arrogant. He made a lot of very reasonable points about Generals and War.

But then I saw the same Mr. Shields this summer on Television- making sure to declare that he “liked” House Minority leader John Boehner before politely and gently criticising his newest nonexistent policies.

This is a politician, Mr. Boehner, who has so little respect for his opposition that he routinely uses the derogatory term “Democrat Party” to describe his critics. He and most of  his fellow Republicans just love to throw that phrase in every chance they can get. Guess what? Np one in the mainstream media calls them on it. Not even good ol’ Mark Shields.

I spoke with a 40-something Republican woman who asked me about Obama. She railed against “all these people being on the dole” and all this darn “spending” in Washington. I started to argue that taxes have never been lower and that TARP was Bush’s plan but it seemed to be a losing proposition. She looked me dead in the eye and politely informed me that pesky facts and hard-truths about politics and Glenn Beck and Obama were merely my personal opinions.

Well, you were just asking me for them.

I decided not to mention Al Gore’s Global Warming Hoax.

The summer was almost over but a plan to build a Muslim community center took center-stage in the American News Soap Opera.

Plans for the “9/11 mosque” in a neighborhood sort of close to the place where mostly Saudi Arabians flew planes into buildings, where it’s taken 10 years to rebuild anything– has unleashed the pure stupid.

TV anchor Brian Williams, who wears excellent ties, threw to the next commercial, intoning: “the mosque that is proving to be Too Much for some people”

I’m just glad that the rational and reasonable Jon Stewart has identified the problem in America and has planned a rally in DC for later in the month to address it.

I mean, really, the Democrat Party needs to stop being so gosh-darn harsh and mean and partisan.

Love, Peggy Noonan

"I Don't Think Anybody Could Have Predicted That They Would Try to Use an Airplane as a Missile"

Greenwald tears down the “Who Coulda’ Thinked It…?”

Jon Stewart Busts Sean Hannity For Fake Video

Jon Stewart Busts Sean Hannity For Fake Video

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NEW YORK TIMES:

“The Daily Show,” which has become one of the media’s prime monitors when it comes to calling out misuse or manipulation of video, caught the Fox News Channel and one of its hosts, Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, in what appeared to be a blatant example of doctoring a report with inappropriate video to enhance an argument.

Fox News would not comment on the use of the video Wednesday beyond having a spokeswoman say: “Sean will address this on his show tonight.”

 

Raise the Bridge! I Have an Erection!

Thoughts on Bill O’Reilly and Squeaky the Chicago Mouse

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By Roger Ebert

To: Bill O’Reilly
From: Roger Ebert

Dear Bill: Thanks for including the Chicago Sun-Times on your exclusive list of newspapers on your “Hall of Shame.” To be in an O’Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper. It would place us in the favor of a man who turns red and starts screaming when anyone disagrees with him. My grade-school teacher, wise Sister Nathan, would have called in your parents and recommended counseling with Father Hogben.

Yes, the Sun-Times is liberal, having recently endorsed our first Democrat for President since LBJ. We were founded by Marshall Field one week before Pearl Harbor to provide a liberal voice in Chicago to counter the Tribune, which opposed an American war against Hitler. I’m sure you would have sided with the Trib at the time.

I understand you believe one of the Sun-Times misdemeanors was dropping your syndicated column. My editor informs me that “very few” readers complained about the disappearance of your column, adding, “many more complained about Nancy.” I know I did. That was the famous Ernie Bushmiller comic strip in which Sluggo explained that “wow” was “mom” spelled upside-down.

Your column ran in our paper while it was owned by the right-wing polemicists Conrad Black (Baron Black of Coldharbour) and David Radler. We dropped it to save a little money after they looted the paper of millions. Now you call for an advertising boycott. It is unusual to observe a journalist cheering for a newspaper to fail. At present the Sun-Times has no bank debt, but labors under the weight of millions of dollars in tax penalties incurred by Lord Black, who is serving an eight-year stretch for mail fraud and obstruction of justice. We also had to pay for his legal expenses.

There is a major difference between Conrad Black and you: Lord Black is a much better writer and thinker, and authored a respected biography about Roosevelt, who we were founded to defend. That newspapers continue to run your column is a mystery to me, since it is composed of knee-jerk frothings and ravings. If I were an editor searching for a conservative, I wouldn’t choose a mad dog. My recommendation: The admirable Charles Krauthammer.

Bill, I am concerned that you have been losing touch with reality recently. Did you really say you are more powerful than any politician?

That reminds me of the famous story about Squeaky the Chicago Mouse. It seems that Squeaky was floating on his back along the Chicago River one day. Approaching the Michigan Avenue lift bridge, he called out: Raise the bridge! I have an erection!

The Crimes of George W. Bush [Video]

All of Cable News Geeks Out About Obama's VP Pick on a Friday in August

It was ….horrible