Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yep, Just Like Fox News

The msm is all abuzz that MSNBC is just like Fox News.  They are just the same so what is the problem.  Right.
No winning answer in Afghanistan?   Nov. 4: The Interview: Rachel Maddow is joined by Matthew Hoh, who recently resigned from his job at the State Department over the way the U.S. is handling the war in Afghanistan.

Al Gore on climate change   Nov. 4: Former Vice President Al Gore joins Rachel Maddow to talk about his new book and his concerns about climate change.

And then there are the real journalists - like these guys.

THINK PROGRESSDiane Sawyer Uses Glenn Beck To Attack Al Gore For Not Eating ‘Tofurkey’ 
ABC’s Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer sandbagged Vice President Al Gore this morning with an attack by Glenn Beck. Gore was appearing on the show to discuss his new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. Smiling, Sawyer introduced a mocking clip from the Fox News pundit. “Here’s Glenn Beck,” she said, “giving you a challenge about cows and methane”:
BECK: I’m siding with PETA on this one. Once again asking Al Gore if you really want to save the planet, Al, why don’t you put down the cheeseburger and pick up the veggie burger? Time for, maybe, soy milk and tofurkey?
Watch it:

Sawyer somehow failed to note that Beck denies the science of climate change and has claimed efforts to build a green economy are “fascism.”
Of course, Our Choice addresses the question. Chapter Ten of Our Choice, “Soil,” discusses the complex range of challenges and opportunities related to food production and consumption, noting in particular the costs of industrial agriculture. The chapter concludes with a series of recommendations, including practical ones for American consumers, like supporting farmers’ markets and eating less meat. And Gore follows his own advice:
There is a serious issue about the connection between the growing meat intensity of diets around the world and damage to the environment. And like a lot of people, I eat less meat now than I used to. I’m not a vegetarian, don’t plan to become one, but it’s a healthy choice to eat more vegetables and fruits. So it’s not a laughable issue.
Sawyer laughably replied, “So, tofurkey for you.”
Update Mediaite notes that Beck mentioned Sawyer's question three times on his Fox News show this afternoon and is clearly "enjoying his moment in the MSM spotlight."

Attaturk: MATLOCK!!!
You can’t have conventional wisdom in Washington without David Broder cutting and pasting his column from 1961, 1965, 1977, and 1993. If it’s an off-year election (or a day ending in “Y”) it’s always good news for Republicans.
Tuesday’s defeats in gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey not only ended a decade or more of Democratic gains in those states but also signaled possible trouble ahead in the midterm elections at the national level.
This calls for extensive and exclusive quotes from a Blue Dog Democrat and a Republican operative:
Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, a leader of the moderate-conservative “Blue Dogs,” called the result “a wake-up call for Congress. A tidal wave could be coming.”…
Jim’s apparently seen the latest Roland Emmerich trailer, with prerequisite African-American President…
Former Republican congressman Vin Weber said he sees the Democrats in “a difficult position.
Oh dear, I guess it’s back to missionary for the rest of us Mr. Broder.

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