Friday, July 08, 2005

quickly, one pissed off fish i am

i'm about out of time but i couldn't let this go un-fished. I don't watch Fox News, but thanks to my dear Skrambled, I have been clued into a site called News Hounds. Their motto is "We watch FOX so you don't have to". It's a great site, but what i found on it today makes me one pissed off fish.

According to Bill O'reilly of the O'reilly factor, if you don't agree with him in this "Talking Memo" you are helping terrorists and are a traitor to America.

All I have to say is fuck him. More on this when I have time

17 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...


bad neo-con, no biscuit.


2:46 PM  
Blogger Erik swam up to say...

Oh, I don't think you'd want to do that--I think his private parts probably have teeth!

6:05 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

I'd never seen him in action. I (too) could rant and rave, but you know, WE are helping THEM. So really that kills any objectivity I may have aimed for.
I find it more funny than off-pissing, but I suppose that's because we don't have to deal with him on a daily basis, and he hasn't got the effect here that he has in the US (that, I do find scary).

3:00 AM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

Brit Hume, Fox News Managing Editor and Washington Correspondent on London...

I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy."

Nice man.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Hannibal swam up to say...

I never liked O'Reiley nor his program, I simply say this guy is a jerk!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Potted-flower swam up to say...

I didn't find it...

3:51 PM  
Blogger tescosuicide swam up to say...

O'Riley is a bit rough sometimes but in this case, I think he's right - He's really not saying that all Americans that listen to the bias media are traitors, he's just going on the same old thing that he and all other conservative and liberatarian hosts have been saying for years. It's no secret that the NYT is against the war and the president... when this kind of bias exists, it's easy to cross the line. Personally, I don't like any of them. The media, all of them, fuck up constantly - I fully blame the American media for our losses in Vietnam and Afghanistan. They're on my hate list right under insurance companies and lawyers.

9:46 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

it's always a bit tricky when the fish makes for political waters...

10:22 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Tis true Jenn See...I see truths on both sides of the fence but I have to admit that when someone says, in answer to O'Reilly, that there were no terrorists in Iraq before we went there I have to think that they have their head pretty far up their own butt and their credibility goes right down the toilet.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Daniel Heath swam up to say...

people who hate "the media" should go out and meet some real reporters. not the t.v. reporters who make tons and tons of cash, but the actual journalists who care about their communities and work for shit pay to try and tell the truth about things that matter. journalism is a business, and it can be an ugly business, but the people I know in media are some of the most honest, hard-working, civic-minded folks I've met. the left thinks they're too right [monkey0 raises his hand], the right thinks they're too left, and as for them, they're caught between a paper or t.v. station trying to sell ads on the one hand, and the idealistic principles which got them into journalism (and sustain them absent pay or appreciation from the public) on the other.

5:06 AM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

Bill is a strange one. I disagree with 99% of what the tool says, but then while watching one show he mentioned he was against the death penalty so I felt some humanity for him.
Fox are getting a kicking in the UK at the moment..,12271,1524856,00.html

6:24 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

alas, there are assholes everywhere, regardless of race, nationality, gender, creed, etc.

it's one of the world's most egalitarian personality types.

taking this into the absurd a bit, i have to say that i don't think we even know what we're talking about anymore when we say "media". i hate the media, blame the media, the media frenzy...especially in the current world, where just about everything is media, including this what you're looking at.

journalism is something else entirely, albeit a related something. Bill Moyers said on the Daily Show recently that there's some amazing journalism going on right's just hard to see it. i believe him, partly because it's Bill Moyers, & partly because i want & suspect it to be true.

now for a brief lecture:

"me·di·um: n. pl. me·di·a (-d-) or me·di·ums

Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.

An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on.
An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred: The train was the usual medium of transportation in those days.

pl. media (*Usage Problem).
A means of mass communication, such as newpapers, magazines, radio, or television.
media (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The group of journalists and others who constitute the communications industry and profession.

pl. media Computer Science. An object or device, such as a disk, on which data is stored.

pl. mediums A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called psychic.

pl. media
A surrounding environment in which something functions and thrives.
The substance in which a specific organism lives and thrives.
A culture medium.

A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved: the medium of lithography.

The materials used in a specific artistic technique: oils as a medium.

A solvent with which paint is thinned to the proper consistency.

Chemistry. A filtering substance, such as filter paper.

A size of paper, usually 18 × 23 inches or 17 1/2 × 22 inches.

*Usage Note: The etymologically plural form media is often used as a singular to refer to a particular means of communication, as in The Internet is the most exciting new media since television. Many people regard this usage as incorrect, preferring medium in such contexts. ·People also use media with the definite article as a collective term to refer not to the forms of communication themselves so much as the communities and institutions behind them. In this sense, the media means something like “the press.” Like other collective nouns, it may take a singular or plural verb depending on the intended meaning. If the point is to emphasize the multifaceted nature of the press, a plural verb may be more appropriate: The media have covered the trial in a variety of formats. Frequently, however, media stands as a singular noun for the aggregate of journalists and broadcasters: The media has not shown much interest in covering the trial. This development of a singular media parallels that of more established words such as data and agenda, which are also Latin plurals that have acquired a singular meaning. ·The singular medium cannot be used as a collective noun for the press. The sentence No medium has shown much interest in covering the issue, would suggest that the lack of interest is in the means of communication itself rather than in its practitioners."

thank you,

11:35 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Thank you for the education, Ms. Jenn apple will be floating its way to your desk!

2:14 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

hey, knowing is half the battle, right?

4:56 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

woohoo definitions, i dont have the patience to read all these comments.
just wanted to say check


6:07 PM  
Blogger banzai cat swam up to say...

Well, I'm too far away to comment but I do want to say that on the other hand...

... they are finally showing The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on this side of the world and it's good: sharp and funny. Hee.

2:07 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

ah (contented sigh) there's nothing like a little didactic lecture to soothe frayed political nerves.

the other night i swear i had a dream where i figured this all out & had a most eloquent argument. unfortunately i can never remember all of my dreams. so just pretend i've already argued it, ok?

banzai: yay Daily Show! Jon Stewart is one of my favorite people ever. i dunno how much of our politics you get down there, & i have to wonder if they're running, you know, the election coverage or something, but there are some kinds of humor that are timeless, i hope. enjoy. prepare to crack your humor ribs.

11:46 AM  

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