December 12, 2005

He Forgot To Mention Halliburton

I love BoingBoing - I rssSurf them every day and always read at least three posts in their entirety - but it's safe to say that the intersection between the sets 'BoingBoingPolitics' and 'DangerousLogicPolitics' is only slightly larger than the set 'SuccessfulPoliticalCandidatesBackedByDailyKosMoney.'

Anyway, they recently fawned over an appearance of the Chomskybot on the NoOne's Listening podcast:

Professory Chomsky gives his short, sharp take on corporate news (the stuff between the ads), consumer propaganda, and the potential of citizen journalism.

So what does BB contributor David Pescovitz quote as part of this 'short, sharp take?'

Both political parties and the media are far to the right of the general population on a whole host of issues. And the population is just disorganized, atomized... And that's why the media and campaigns keep away from (political) issues. They know that on issues, they're going to lose people. So therefore you have... George Bush... this pampered kid who came from a rich family and went to prep school and an elite university. And you have to present him as an ordinary guy who makes grammatical errors, which I'm sure he's trained to make--he didn't talk that way at Yale--and a fake Texas twang, and he's off to his ranch to cut brush or something. It's like a toothpaste ad. And I think a lot of people know it.

From (paraphrasing) 'legacy media is far to the right of the general population' to 'George Bush is like a toothpaste ad, dumbed down on purpose' in one paragraph. If that's a sharp take, I'd hate to see what Pescovitz thinks is obtuse.

Posted by Chris at December 12, 2005 01:02 PM

Category: Political Stupidity

It is SO Karl Rove's fault.

Posted by: chess h at December 13, 2005 11:51 PM

Oh this is gorgeous. These idiots are so delusional it's almost unbelievable. Aren't people like this supposed to be locked up for their own safety and that of society?

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at December 15, 2005 12:19 PM