January 15, 2010

The Left's Pat Robertson moment

Shortly after the Haitian earthquake, idiot evangelist Pat Robertson made some ridiculously insensitive comments (this is why we have Robertson's website listed under our "Good for Cheap Laughs" section in the blogroll). They rightly got plenty of [critical] coverage in the media.

But ... have you heard these asinine remarks from noted Hollywood radical Danny Glover? “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” (Check out the video, too, at link.)

Of course you didn't (unless you read/watch new media). The Church of Global Warming's religion is much more readily accepted by the MSM than Christian Evangelist.

Posted by Hube at January 15, 2010 09:16 PM | TrackBack

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Except ... go to the New York Times Web site and search for it and you'll find this. And not only that, Glover's comments are linked to at the NYT at multiple other sources, so they've linked to it from multiple places.

It's just very obvious you only want to BELIEVE that you'd not read about this in a traditional media outlet. That's your bias, not the media's. They cover anything and everything, because they want people to be informed and have community discussions. Danny Glover's idiotic comments, also, aren't as listened to as Pat Robertson's, who has a daily audience.

Maybe use some common sense (and a search engine or two) before you spout off nonsense.

Posted by: Satan at January 16, 2010 02:42 AM

By the by, I also find it hilarious you claim no traditional media outlet would cover this and, yet, you found it at The Daily Telegraph ... a traditional media outlet.

Good work.

Posted by: Satan at January 16, 2010 02:43 AM

Oh gee -- you had to search the NY Times to see if it was covered? Well there 'ya go!! LOL!

Except ... the usual 24-hr. cable pundit shows ('cepting Fox) made nary of mention of it, especially to the degree of Robertson's a**hole comments. The fact that Robertson has his own show is moot when it comes to covering his comments. This isn't to say Glover's remarks won't get covered; they just won't be covered like Pat's. Nor with the same corresponding commentary (much like Harry Reid's recent racial remarks).

But YOU just keep believing that the MSM is in no way left-biased. Meanwhile, FNC and talk radio keep growing monumentally. Gee, how come?

Posted by: Hube at January 16, 2010 08:10 AM

yet, you found it at The Daily Telegraph ... a traditional media outlet

Uh, try US MSM outlets ... which sorta makes my initial point.

Posted by: Hube at January 16, 2010 08:24 AM

Except ... you didn't say "U.S." media outlets. You said "MSM." Period.

I can't discuss TV pundits, because I loathe all of them from Olbermann to Limbaugh, so I don't care about that complaint. They're. Pundits. And they're usually all wrong and intellectually dishonest.

As I mentioned before, and I think it's the most valid issue here as to the scope of coverage, is that Pat Robertson has a very large, daily audience. Millions of people.

Danny Glover? Who cares about Danny Glover? Nobody has paid attention to Danny Glover since Lethal Weapon 3 (4 sucked).

But also part of the issue of the Robertson coverage has to do with the fact that the journalists are writing reactive stories regarding how the public addressed Robertson's comments. The stories weren't out there about Robertson until people took to the Internet to issue their outrage over what are some of the stupidest comments currently out there about a rather horrible situation.

The journalists didn't write the stories immediately after Robertson's remarks. They wrote them after people started complaining.

And I think that's totally legit. If the public is talking about it, shouldn't journalists also cover it, get some perspectives from a variety of sources and put it out there so people can continue that worldwide community discussion?

Instead, you whine they covered it at all.

But clearly there are many, many people out there pissed off at Robertson's comments. Not just liberals, but conservative Christians as well.

Check out Facebook, check out Twitter.

Put Robertson's name in.

See how many positive comments you'll find about Robertson's remarks.

And I think that's why it was the responsible thing to do for the traditional media to address it and not simply ignore it because of ... I don't know, your hatred of Danny Glover and climate change?

Posted by: Sam at January 16, 2010 09:27 PM

by the way, I enjoy your blog. Very interesting and I appreciate the discussion.

Posted by: Sam at January 16, 2010 09:30 PM

Sam/Satan: I think this pretty much nails it.

Posted by: Hube at January 17, 2010 09:40 PM

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