I found this audio clip on the website of Media Matters for America, a “not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”
Note the word “conservative” in that sentence. I do not believe that liberal news organizations (if they even exist anymore) never massage the truth, as Alec Baldwin puts it on 30 Rock; but since Obama’s election to the White House one year ago this week, conservative news outlets — mainly Fox News — have gone absolutely ape shit with their vitriolic spew about our “radical” president and his heavily Democratic Congress. If a news consumer had any of their wits about him or her, 90% of the garbage that comes from the mouths of Limbaugh, Beck, Savage, Hannity and CNN’s Dobbs is bullshit fermented in hatred.
So Listen to what Dobbs has to say about the timing of yesterday’s Fort Hood shootings when juxtaposed with today’s vote on health care reform by Congress. The female caller and Dobbs think it makes so much sense that the Dems “sneaked” the bill into Congress as if “under the cover of night,” and that they all have no respect for the families of those affected by the shootings.
Yes, this is all Obama’s fault. Just like how the PATRIOT Act was the fastest bill to ever be passed by Congress during the period of mourning after the September 11 attacks. I don’t remember hearing a resounding “WTF?” from the Heartland accusing Bush for being insensitive. That was important legislation, and so is health care reform, whether you agree with the bill or not. Do we not pay our representatives handsomely to craft these bills? And as for sneaking it in, Obama and his Congress have been sneaking it in for about 11 months now.
If anybody is using this shooting as a cover up, it is Dobbs using it to mask an unnecessary blasphemous attack on Obama and Pelosi.
And I won’t even discuss the woman I found on Twitter last night who actually suggested that Obama/the Dems set this up to take attention away from the health care reform vote… there’s a place in Hell for her.