"Bernie Goldberg Fires Back"

The Daily Show 4/20/2010 — Length: 11:54

Jon "apologizes" for criticizing Bernie Goldberg and Fox News, but it's only because they're a terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization.  Do NOT shut this off half way thru. The real punchline comes after the lengthy setup.

Please retweet this with the green button. Once again, Stewart explains what all the rest of the media never can. People need to see it.


The Money Shots

Jon Stewart to Bernie Goldberg (with gospel backup singers behind him.)

Bernie Goldberg..

You're criticizing me for not living up to YOUR tag line!

And you dismiss any criticism as further evidence of how the rest of the media persecutes you.

You like to pretend that the relentless conservative activism of Fox News is the equivalent of the disorganized  liberal influence you find at NBC, ABC and CBS.

You may be able to detect a liberal pathogen..in the bloodstream.. however faint.

But Fox news is such a crazy overreaction to that perceived threat,

you're like an auto immune disorder.

I'm not saying the virus doesn't exist in some small quantity.

But you're producing way too many antibodies.

Fox News. You're the Lupus of news.

So I guess what I'm saying to you is this.

So long as "Fair and Balanced" is how you sell yourselves.

So I guess what I am sayin' to you is this:

Go fuck yourselves.


VIDEO: Rise Of The Conservative Media

Media Matters releases new video showing right-wing media's leading role in driving movement. Very  powerful, and more than a little scary.   I really hope @mmfa will start releasing stuff like this far more regularly.  It's way past time we take the fight to the Conservative agenda, instead of waiting for them  to stick it to us.

Enough is enough.  Just tune in to Twitter’s #tcot hashtag on any given day, and the nitwittery about “the liberal media” flows like pus from a lanced boil.  It may seem like old news to some, but the fact is, the Conservative/Corporate dominance of our media is still one of the single  greatest threats to our democracy.

By controlling the popular (mass audience) print and broadcast narratives, they control the discussion, and the issues.  This is why it’s been almost impossible to do the logical things we must do as a society. The conservative/libertarian special interests have an ongoing compelling interest in ensuring that government be dysfunctional, and having a dysfunctional media is one of the best ways to ensure that.

I’ve never been able to locate a really clear and concise reading list on the topic.  Most web pages are random essays with suggested lists tossed in as an afterthought (like so many explainers and FAQs).

I’d like to make it easier to distribute (tweet) the best of the basic debunkers regarding this insidious lie that helps the conservative movement dominate our media and public narratives.

This is really just a starting list, and I plan on adding more,  but I want to keep it compact and focused on the high points of the issues, and not overwhelm. If you have good items to suggest, please post a link in the comments below.

Read:  The Liberal Myths Reading List