Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Adventures in agenda-setting

Here are three glimpses of how the Copenhagen conference has looked on the Fair 'n' Balanced Network at various points throughout the day (top to bottom, roughly 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.).

From the first two examples, you could reasonably conclude that someone had "U.N. climate conference in disarray as ..." cued up and ready to go. When it didn't seem to stick to Ms. Hedegaard's resignation (which looks about as procedural as it's being described elsewhere; even the Times, Fox's Murdoch bedmate, seems unable to work up a lather about the issue), it's applied to the lagging negotiations. Then the disarray is pushed downpage by -- could it be? Newt Gingrich brandishing the Constitution?

Invoking the Constitution is right up there with mentioning Al Gore for stirring up the troops. Have a look at the comments section and you can see why:

we must not forget that in obama's NPR interview of 2007 he made it clear that his goal is to destroy the constitution of the United States. That the founding fathers got it all wrong and the entire document needs to be re-written. Everything he has done so far is systematically leading to this end - his stated goal. The false "Global warming" is just a step along the way. Rationed health care is another arrow in his quiver.

I just hope the military remembers their oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.

The people are so fed up with the dictatorial tendencies of this administration--which they put on public display day after day--that a real 'uprising' is a definite possibility. Those who support the Constitution have become a tinderbox of revolution, but a justifed one intended to merely return the US to its original design--that being one of a Republic governed by a Constitution with the people protected by the Bill of Rights.

The paranoid style isn't just alive and well; it has its own TV network.


Blogger K Strayhorn said...

Who needs blood sports when you have the comments section . . .

I've found the comments in the DTH to be particularly amusing. I'll have to try your stoodnt paper as well.

8:41 AM, December 18, 2009  

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