Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The blind leading the blonde

By Carl

I don't normally point a finger at right-wing nutcases, since we on the left have our own set to deal with, but while the overt point regarding Barack Obama's election is made, the undercurrent of nastiness from this odious little creep is rather fragrant:

Talking with correspondent John Yang, who was covering the Obama side of the story, Witt conceded that while "you certainly can't expect things to change on a dime overnight... There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought -- at least hoped -- would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come."

It almost seems like a parody of liberals' blind worship of Obama to actually expect that The One's election would mean terrorists hanging up their bomb belts, peace around the world, lions lying down with lambs, and so forth. For his part, Yang delicately pointed out the more valid concern that "the enemies of the United States, those who don't care for the United States no matter who's leading it, would try and test the United States" during the transition from Bush to Obama.

True, Witt made a really dumb statement, the kind of statement one makes when one has dead air to fill and a dead head to fill it with. And I mean no disrespect by "dead head." We all hit a point in our lives when for various reasons, we can't come up with a cogent way of phrasing something. I've been there. I did this on my radio broadcasts many years ago.

But Noyes is annoying in assuming that Witt is a "liberal" just because she works for MSNBC, which admittedly has a more liberal bent than FOX News or even the Volkischer Beobachter of Hitler, which I think was slightly more liberal than Hannity.

Indeed, one can make a strong case that in fact
Witt is a right-winger and made this comment in a subtly sarcastic tone.

More likely, one can make the truer case, which is that Witt is an idiot. An idiot who swallows right-wing talking points whole.

Something I suspect Noyes wishes she would do more often, but I digress.

I can imagine Rush Limbaugh sneering at this whole meme, almost word for word: "[Now, friends,] you certainly can't expect things to change on a dime overnight... There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought -- at least hoped -- would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come."

Which, given Witt's track record, sounds more like what she intended that what Noyes is spewing out his ass.


(Cross-posted to Simply Left Behind.)

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