Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All The Shit Unfit To Print

Excerpted from Patrick Goldstein's The Big Picture in the Los Angeles Times:

Only in the nutty world of Fox News is there anything possibly controversial about celebrating a renowned chief. But apparently the Fox News crew hadn't managed to fill the daily quota of anti-Obama screeds, so the Fox's website got hold of a typically bland USA Today story about (President) Obama's new book, zeroed in on the one potentially controversial angle and came up with this headline: "Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Killed U.S. General." Fox even managed to get that wrong, since there is zero evidence that Sitting Bull actually killed George Armstrong Custer at the famous Battle of the Little Big Horn. If you go to the post, you'll see the headline now reads: "Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Defeated U.S. General."

Stay tuned; Glenn Beck is surely on the case.


The militant working boy said...
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The militant working boy said...

While they're at it, why doesn't Fox News launch a boycott of "The very Hungry Caterpillar" for promoting the over-consumption of food to young children, and is therefore to blame for childhood obesity?

Anonymous said...

Here's the best line of the LA Times article... "Interviewed a year or so after Custer's ignominious defeat, Sitting Bull had his say on the subject of Fox News-like inflammatory media coverage. "They say I murdered Custer," he told a reporter. "But it was a lie. He was a fool who rode to his death.""


Anonymous said...

Custer was fool, his men should have shot him.