September 11, 2009

Glenn Beck vs. Bush-as-a-Chimp Cartoons

Love him or hate him (I don't think a middle ground exists on this guy), Glenn Beck's radio and FoxNews shows are where the action has been for the last few weeks.  I don't think anyone knows how many people are headed to Washington D.C. tomorrow as part of the 9/12 project (also created by Glenn Beck) and Tea Party (begun in Seattle but popularized by Rick Santelli's rant), but it appears to be many... many.

I remember back in the early days of CNN when Bernie Shaw and Company reported live from Iraq when the Gulf War started.  Man... that was the place to be then. CNN cornered the market on News back then and every other network used their feed and fought to get their own reporters on the ground.

Today, oddly, scandals like ACORN being scammed into displaying how corrupt they are on hidden camera (on display at are ignored by the major news outlets.  ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC have all relinquished the playing field to FOX and to the Internet. The stories still get out, even if those big outlets ignore them, and turn viral and result in major news, czars stepping down, ACORN being dropped by the Census Bureau, the NEA being abused for propaganda... it is as if those major media outlets have turned away from reporting news in favor of creating an alternate reality... a happy place where people who want to continue hating ex-President Bush and ex-Vice President Cheney can go and chew on their pencils and ponder Bush-as-a-Chimp cartoons from days gone by.

As for me, I plan to watch Glenn reporting live from Washington D.C. tomorrow as the 9/12 project rolls into town.  I wish I could be there.

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