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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The latest in right-wing yahooism

We love right wing yahooism at Under 30 Blog and would devote more space to it if we could keep up with it all. Alas, we have to pick our spots.

We begin with underappreciated Fox News yahoo and Under 30 favorite John Gibson. As regular readers know, we are trying to give Gibson and his craziness more pub so they no longer are overshadowed by the likes of that "War on Christmas" stealing Bill O'Reilly.

Gibson's most recent "Big Word" commentary was on armed forces radio possibly dropping a talk radio format in favor of (dum, dum, dum) hip-hop. You know we were licking our chops when we heard Gibby was going to talk about hip-hop. It's a subject he and other Fox News conservatives have zero knowledge of. OK, maybe not zero. It's probably on par with their familiarity with the female orgasm. So let's just say miniscule.

Anyway, the thought of replacing Rush Limbaugh with Jay-Z has Gibby beside himself in ignorant indignation. Let's hear a non hip-hop fan talk about hip-hop, shall we?

In the hip-hop format, the ideas are misogynistic — women hating — plus some street guns, some pimpin' and the whole phenomena of fathering kids and moving on.

I know there are young service people who like hip hop. That's fine. They should be able to buy the stuff.

But does American Forces Radio really want to be pushing the ideas we hear in hip-hop?

It's bad enough that these ideas will be drifting into the heads of our service people, but American Forces Radio also reaches a lot of people in the countries where America has bases. Do we really need to spread hip-hop in more places than it has already spread?

We all know Rush Limbaugh would never be misogynistic or flippant about guns. Unless he's talking about feminazis and Dick Cheney shooting people in the face, that is.

In other right-wing yahoo news, class act Ann Coulter talks aim at a group that's just asking for it in her latest well-reasoned political screed, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." I'm talking about liberals, of course, but I'm also talking about 9/11 widows. Coulter calls a group of widows critical of President Bush "witches." Normally this would be horribly offensive, but coming from Coulter, a certified witch expert and conisseur of scumminess, you have to give it some weight.

When their husbands were killed on 9/11, four New Jersey widows tried to find out why - and now no-holds-barred conservative pundit Ann Coulter is mercilessly denouncing them as "witches."

"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter writes in her new book.

Her brutal words were challenged yesterday on national television by "Today" host Matt Lauer - and she was slammed by the widows she derided as self-absorbed, limelight-seeking "harpies."

In "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," the uncompromisingly right-wing Coulter writes the Jersey Girls have no right to criticize President Bush or any of the failures that led to the terror attacks.

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis," Coulter writes.

"And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy. . .

"These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them."

How dare these women treat a personal tragedy like a personal tragedy?! Coulter lost a lot on that day, too. You couldn't hail a cab in NYC for weeks after the towers went down!

Coulter also did an interview with something called Human Events Online, a Web site seemingly unaware of her insanity. The interview is great and chock full of yahooism. There are far too many howlers to mention here. I'll just quote from one of my favorites.

How did your own faith contribute to your book’s premise?

Although my Christianity is somewhat more explicit in this book, Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism. As St. Paul said, if Christ is not risen from the dead, then eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

I must have missed the commandment that called on Christians to denounce widows as "harpies." At any rate, I think Jesus just threw up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis," Coulter writes.

This core statement is true, and I'm not a friend of Coulter.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Thomas Roz said...

yeah, i'm sure ann coulter doesn't love watching herself on TV, hearing herself on the radio, seeing her legs on the cover of "newsweek," or on the side of a bus, on a billboard in new york city ...

oh, and how much money does she make by pointing out said atrocities of the "rich and grief stricken? in her politically contrived Amazon.com bestselling books? kind of a stupid point coming from coulter, don't you think?

10:13 PM  
Blogger mark said...

have no right to criticize President Bush ....

i love that part.

where are we?

democracy works so well here. just like capitalism does.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous cheddar said...

John Gibson talks about hip hop likes it's an STD.

10:54 AM  

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