Media Watch: The Sharyl Attkisson approach
I hate to do this, but some things must be said, so here goes:
—– First up: Jake Tapper.Â Tapper’s done some excellent work over the last few monthsÂ helping exposeÂ Barry Oh! as a smooth-talking double-speaker, but he veered way off course with aÂ blog postÂ he wrote today titled “Count the Young White Women in McCain’s Anti-Obama Video.”Â There’s so much wrong with this what he wrote thatÂ I don’t know where to start.Â MM has it covered, though, and makes mincemeat out of both Tapper and the implications he clearly madeÂ here.Â
—– An idiotic Xenia, Ohio Burger King employee who took a bath in one of the restaurants sinks has been fired after video of the incident was posted on YouTube.com.Â In the vid, he called himself “Mr. Unstable” – now they just call him “Mr. Unemployed.” All those involved in the bubble bath video drama were also fired.Â
—– Focus On The Family has pulled an embarassing video from its website which featured director of digital media director Stuart Shepard jokingly asking people to pray for “rain of biblical proportions” during Obama’s DNC nomination acceptance speech.Â As expected, Obama apologist Andrew Sullivan, who is always looking for creative waysÂ to insertÂ his term “Christianist” into the debate,Â is not pleased.
—– And speaking of juvenile behavior, what clueless wonder came up with the idea for the Spanish Olympic men’s basketball team to pose for a photoÂ which shows themÂ deliberately slanting their eyes?
—– American Airlines is charging US troopsÂ on their way to the battle zone in Iraq to pay extra fees for all their baggage.Â A VFW group is trying to get them to waive the charge, rather thanÂ the troops having toÂ try andÂ get reimbursed for the charge later when they’ve got more, shall we say pressing, matters to attend to.Â Â Â Â If you’d like toÂ help the VFW get these extraÂ fees waived for our brave men and women in uniform altogether,Â here’s the contact info forÂ American Airlines.Â