News Roundup for 1/3/11

Not a journalist

-Headline of the Day-
"Judith Miller Criticizes Assange... For Not Verifying His Sources."

WikiLeaker Julian Assange is totally not a journalist! It's super-important that you understand that, because that means we can arrest him for leaking the Saudi King's use of the wrong salad fork at a state dinner, which puts American lives at risk!

Joining in on the "we have to kill him or jail him or something because he's not a journalist" chorus is Judith Miller, formerly the ace reporter from the super-liberal New York Times. At the commie Times, it was apparently her job to start wars to cover -- specifically, a big long Republican war in Iraq.

Anyway, Judy's not happy with Julian, because he's not a journalist. And, to prove it, she says he breaks the journalistic code. "[Assange] didn't care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out or determine whether or not it would hurt anyone," she told Fox News (who else?)

The problem: Miller got us stuck in Iraq by relying on well-known bullshit artist Ahmad Chalabi. Basically, he told her stuff and she published it as verified. It all turned out to be a pack of lies, but by that time we were already stuck in Iraq. In short, Judith Miller didn't verify her sources and didn't give a fuck if the crap she was putting out would kill hundreds of thousands of people.

Judtih Miller is totally not a journalist! She is, however, a big ol' hypocrite. (Talking Points Memo, with video)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, remember 2010? Well, Uncle Mark's here to show us that 2010 was the year a bunch of stuff everyone thought was happening wasn't really happening. I know, it's confusing, but it really was...

The Year That Wasn't
Click for Animation

Wow, we really do live in a fantasy world right now, don't we. Bet that's not going to work out very well...

Happy New Year! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Steele bumbles literary reference: Cites Tolstoy, but quotes Dickens."

Soon-to-be outgoing RNC chairman Michael Steele, ladies and gentleman. Comedy writers nationwide are going to miss this guy. (Raw Story)

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