Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fun Fox Facts: It's Unbiased and Correct (in an Cock-eyed Universe)

AltTulsa was reading the Tulsa World the other day when we ran across a letter to the editor from a reader in Broken Arrow.

The reader was incensed over a World cartoon attacking Fox News—you know, that citadel of "fair and balanced" news and information.

Imagine—an editorial cartoon that lampooned something! Has that ever happened?

The BA writer defended his Fox friends, of course, lauding them for presenting "unbiased, correct and informing events." (Really!)

Given this sort of keen analysis, it's no wonder that the writer also criticized the World and its fellow travelers, who are "favoring the far left liberal movement that is destroying this country." 

That's right, Sooner fans, Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma and the entire USA have been destroyed!

Look out the window and you'll see chaos, rioting and mayhem—Marxist-Leninist philosophies destroying the minds of our youth. Oh, wait. We see kids playing Little League ball in the park, teenagers at the mall, adults going to work and tending their lawns. They are even going to church!

Somehow, our BA friend (and Fox News) missed the daily life of ordinary Americans in favor of rhetorical excess and political double-talk.


Tulsan said...

Right-wing Tulsa blogger Man of the West today accosts his enduring readers with this: Oh, Go Ahead and Make Yourself Look the Fool.

How, you ask warily? By NOT reading the following books, all published by Regnery Press:

Witness, by Whitaker Chambers
The Venona Secrets
Blacklisted by History

Regnery is the publishing world's answer to Fox News. Well, far more than that--they make Fox look like the Statue of Liberty's scales in the way of "fair and balanced".

We are talking tinfoil conspiracy theories to the max. Read about the history of the company here: Hillary Was Right

Regnery. One stop shopping for right-wing cranks.

offlogic said...

"Fox News"?
Pass the "felafel" or "loofah" or "hookah", or whatever.

Mark LaRochelle said...

Actually, Blacklisted by History is published by Crown Forum, an imprint of Random House. Guess that makes Random House off-limits now...

Tulsan said...

Mark, I stand corrected. You are right.

But it seems Crown Forum is something of a knockoff of Regnery.

From Vast Write-Wing Conspiracy:

In addition to Sentinel, there's Crown Forum, started by Random House in June 2003, and the just-announced Threshold, Simon & Schuster's new entry, headed by that well-known literary lioness Mary Matalin (her first book: a memoir by Mary Cheney, the vice president's lesbian daughter, due out in May 2006). Having observed the commercial success of last year's Unfit for Command (another Regnery title), the New York publishing scene seems willing to serve as a ready megaphone for the ardent partisans of the conservative movement. And it's doing it in the most crudely effective way possible -- by ransacking Regnery talent outright (Jed Donahue at Crown Forum and Bernadette Malone at Sentinel are both from the Regnery stable).

Tulsan said...

From the same article, a literary agent was asked if "Penguin had gone to the dark side."


“I find it very disingenuous, and also humorous, that these people who are now trying to lay claim to a certain segment of this market launch their books under the guise of some sort of social responsibility,” this agent said. “Why don't they just admit that Regnery's making a fortune, and they want a piece of it? They're just trying to get a piece of the pie, and it's an ugly piece of the pie. They're being so disingenuous in owning up to what they're actually doing that I think they must feel guilt about something.”

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