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Ok, Ok, Just One MORE Thing…

Now that this whole thing has played out, more or less, we’ve moved into the media equivalency stage.  I fucking HATE the media equivalency stage.  “Both sides do it, blah blah blah.”

No, they do not.  And as highlighted in tigris’ comment in the last Comments Out of Context (in response to the original alert, posted by El Cid over at Sadly, No!), we have a pretty easy litmus test we can apply to show the difference.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present….monkey with a gun photoshopped into his hand.

Look, the only thing that sets this apart from the Weekly World News is that they told the viewers it was a photoshop – as both tigris and El Cid noted, perhaps because their viewers wouldn’t have known otherwise.

This is so emblematic that I suggest “Monkey.  Photoshopped with gun.” should become the new shorter response to any and all questions and musings about the “equivalence” of tactics in the mainstream or even leftist media (which hardly exists), vs those in the right-wing media.  It’s even getting its own tag.

Update:  For those who haven’t watched the clip, what’s even worse than the photoshop is the fact that Fox News pug Gretchen Carlson is reporting – with a straight face – that “the Taliban is training monkeys to shoot and kill American soldiers.”  One wonders exactly how one would go about training a monkey not only to aim and shoot a gun, but also how to train the monkeys about which people to shoot.  Not to mention how to reload and all that other stuff that would, you know, be kind of important for a Monkey Soldier to know about.

Maybe the answer here is that these Killer Monkeys are significantly more intelligent than the average Fox News viewer.

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  1. tsam
    July 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm | #1

    Ignore this threat at your peril, libz! Monkeys can kill.

  2. July 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm | #2

    I keep telling ya, that’s Fox Viewer of the day. They got the pictures mixed up.

    • jennofark
      July 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm | #3

      Ok, not directed at you but…

      WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?!?

      They claim to be a fucking NEWS network, and they’re “REPORTING” to their viewers about a MONKEY ARMY. And their EVIDENCE for this report is a PHOTOSHOP OF A MONKEY WITH A GUN.

      I mean, sweet jesus, WHAT kind of an IDIOT would watch these assclowns and believe ANYTHING that ANY of them say, after they reported a MONKEY ARMY? Who, what human being with a SHRED of self-respect would continue to believe someone KNOWN to be shamelessly LYING? What the FUCK? Is there a group of people who get some weird psychological high or release or whatever from being shamelessly LIED to, similar to the kinky thrill a masochist gets when someone is wailing on him?

      My brain hurts.

  3. Willy
    July 25, 2010 at 5:35 am | #4

    You make the mistaken assumption that because they have news in their title that FOX are beholden to some sort of thing called accuracy, or that nebulous thing the truth, in their reportage.

    Not so.

    In its six-page written decision, the Court of Appeals held that the Federal Communications Commission position against news distortion is only a “policy,” not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation. Fox aired a report after the ruling saying it was “totally vindicated” by the verdict.

    That second sentence, as it follows that first one, is the world record holder in irony.

    • jennofark
      July 25, 2010 at 10:48 am | #5

      No, really…I know all about that court case, and I’m not under the mistaken assumption that they have to perform like a news organization just because the word “news” appears in their name.

      I’m just floored by the idea that anyone who had been told, with a straight face, that the Taliban was training a fucking MONKEY ARMY, backed up only by their say-so and an admittedly FAKED PHOTO, would continue to believe anything they “report”. I mean, I rant all the time about how half of all people are of below-average intelligence, but even that doesn’t explain why anyone would continue to watch – and believe – Fox after they report as “news” something that would formerly have appeared on the cover of the Weekly World News. They have to be getting some kind of psychological reward or payoff out of being intellectually insulted by people who get paid millions of dollars per year to insult their intelligence.

      I think someone should study this. Like, you know, that group who did the study that proved that the reason clueless people are clueless is because they have no clue.

  4. Willy
    July 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm | #6

    Sorry Jenn, I was trying to be funny. Yeah, dumb people are dumb.

    It doesn’t take much critical thinking to see this was a fabrication. Monkeys in A-stan? You’d use something indigenous, not monkeys from thousands of miles away like the people living there (I’m not claiming they’re monkeys, just indigenous.)

    The reward for watching FOX is confirmation. People seek out sources of information that tend to end up confirming one’s prejudices.

    And Dunning-Kruger are the folks who gave us a clue about the clueless, also too.

  5. July 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm | #7
  6. BDay
    July 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | #8

    Here’s an even better monkey with a gun.

    Perhaps Fox could hire these little cuties to do their dirty work.

    • jennofark
      July 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm | #9

      That would defeat the whole purpose. Fox ENJOYS doing the dirty work.

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