Food Fight!

25 Oct

This one is like the two smallest guys in the schoolyard throwing down on each other –

First is the King of Whine, John Stossel joining the Whack-Job crew over at Faux –

Next Lou “The Immigrant Lover” Dobbs, clearing the air about Whiny man –

A little tune for conservatives…


Posted by on October 25, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks


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5 responses to “Food Fight!

  1. CNu

    October 25, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Did I hear Dobbs call Stossel a “trick”?!?!?!



    • tafaraji

      October 26, 2009 at 8:13 AM

      You did, and my first reaction was, “dayum Dobbs got gangsta” with that one.

      OT, bt: Why are the callers this morning on Washington Journal, calling Princeton Graduate and Senior Editor for the National Review Ramesh Ponnuru, “her”; as in I want to ask the guest what “she” thinks, or I want to ask “her”?:-)


      • btx3

        October 26, 2009 at 9:09 AM

        Think Dobbs truly dislikes Stossel. I can’t say I blame him. Stossel’s “reporting” has never risen much above the level of insipid – and I have never really understood why he’s on any major network. He will fit well at Faux, where the premium is on entertainment value, not intellect.

        As to Ramesh – I have no idea.


  2. CNu

    October 26, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Cause Ann Coulter LITERALLY has substantially more bass in her voice than does ramesh ponnuru. For callers not looking at the television, or listening to it on the web/radio – what have you – ramesh would sound for all the world like a woman…,

    {this could just be me, but tell me, have any of you EVER heard the voice of a man of color in either the print or broadcast media macking any Dennis Haysbert or James Earl Jones? – cause I’ve never yet heard that and I’ve grown to suspect that it’s an unwritten rule of thumb.}


    • btx3

      October 26, 2009 at 5:23 PM

      No. Unlike Hollywood, the News media now looks for neutral voices, basically the mythical central Nebraska flat intonation. Haysbert and Jenes’ deep voices a) don’t translate well into a news reporting format, and b)tend to be too convincing – pushing the edge of reporting into making the audience believe subconsciously. Deep male voices tend to be more convincing than a whiny tinny voice like Stossel’s. In general, good news services don’t want to cross the line into becoming advocates for the news, which is what happened nonetheless with Walter Cronkite.

      For black reporters – this is a development essentially because of Ed Bradley, who defied and broke the MSM standard of skin color and voice intonation – in refusing to speak in an “identifiably black” accent. In the 70’s black male anchors had to be dark skin enough to be identifiably “black” – but not so dark as to be “threatening”. Basically, black female anchors had to be pretty close to the Paper bag color to get on the air. Dark skinned women, and light skinned males were prohibited. Bradly was neither dark enough, or “talked black” enough to fit. Despite that, he succeeded, braking ground for a lot of folks.

      So, the issue of Haybert’s and Jones’ voices isn’t accent – it’s that they are too damn convincing.



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