Thursday, August 13, 2009

Batchit Crazy in 140 Characters

Wacky Dave Schultheis, Colorado state Senator from Focus on the Family, is outraged that advertisers are pulling support from frothing lunatic Glen Beck's Fox Fantasy Fun Hour.
Twitter - Search - Sen_Schultheis.png by deanbarnett on AviaryTwitter - Search - Sen_Schultheis.png by deanbarnett on AviaryBad idea, Senator. Considering the GOP's reduction to a regional party concentrated in the southern white evangelical male demographic, such a boycott would really only hurt NASCAR, and you don't want those guys pissed at you.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Murdoch to Charge for Fox Web Content

Rupert Murdoch decides Fox journalism is so valuable people should pay for access to its content. I can't wait to see how the charges are set: will O'Reilly cost more than Beck?

News Corpse ? Would You Pay To Read Fox News?

In the end, Murdoch will just be doing a favor for all the other online news sites who learn to operate profitably without subscription fees. As the market matures there will be more and more of them. Advertisers will migrate to the web as it increasingly provides a superior return to fading newspapers. And since Murdoch is overweighted in dead-tree media, and his online acumen has been notoriously sub par (witness MySpace), this is just good news all around - the kind even I?d be willing to pay for (but don?t tell Rupert).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Birthers Aren't Just a Southern Fringe Lunacy

Washington Monthly provides a graph of the geographical distribution of the lunatic birthers. The concentration of these neoracist pinheads to the South is not a surprise.

But this particular strain of stupid isn't limited to the heart of Southern Baptist Land. Our own State Senator Dave Schultheis (R - Focus on the Family) thinks there's something to it, too.

Dave Schultheis (Sen_Schultheis) on Twitter.png by deanbarnett on AviaryDave Schultheis (Sen_Schultheis) on Twitter.png by deanbarnett on Aviary.

Senator Schultheis is also the renowned Colorado pol who worries excessively about the citizen status of Hispanics in fatal car accidents and believes treating pregnant women with AIDS encourages promiscuity.

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