BOWTIES IN THE NEWS  2:08 pm February 13, 2012

Openly Partisan Organization Run By Loudmouth Kook Notes Other Openly Partisan Organization Run By Loudmouth Kook

by Wonkette Jr.

Tucker Carlson’s right-wing whack-job blog has discovered there’s another openly partisan website, but this one is liberal! We will go ahead and not worry about reading the hard-hitting investigation in The Daily Caller that reveals Media Matters of America is just what it claims to be, an anti-wingnut collection of outrages from Fox News and its ilk. Instead, we will laugh at The Awl’s description, and then maybe go get a cup of coffee:

Part one of The Daily Caller’s hit piece on Media Matters for America went up last night. They accuse the progressive and political 501(c)(4) organization of declaring a war on Fox News! (The war on Fox News was described by Media Matters CEO, David Brock, as a “war on Fox.”) So yes, part one here reveals that Media Matters seeks to discredit right-wing talking heads, which is its actual, published agenda ….

The Awl also notes that both The Daily Caller and Media Matters for America are both “openly partisan organization[s]” run by “loudmouth kook[s],” which seems kind of wasted unless you’re going to put it in the headline, which we will certainly do right now. Done! [The Awl]

 
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Schmannnity February 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Tucker Carlson. Didn't he used to be someone, sometime with a bow tie?

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

So far, sounds like a terrible place to work! An actively and openly partisan organization, run by a loudmouth kook. At least Brock doesn't wear bowties.

Not to mention, live off a frozen tv dinner inheritance, like Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson
~

bumfug February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

No, Tucker Carlson gas always been a nobody, a nobody with a bow tie.

Andrew Drinker February 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

You aren't necessarily "nobody" if you've managed to get yourself fired from the 3 major news networks. :-P

Crank_Tango February 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

not to mention getting thoroughly pwned by Jon Stewart.

flamingpdog February 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm
FlownOver February 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

The bow tie is kept tight to keep the foreskin from creeping up over his face.

BearNoLike February 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I would actually pay, like, a hundred bucks for a chance to kick that guy in the vadge.

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

If he doesn't have one, will you settle for some other part?

BearNoLike February 14, 2012 at 1:08 am

I need nothing to give that douche a shot to the shins. I played fucking soccer for nine years, I'd make it look good, no foul or nothing.

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

Well, let me hold your coat, then. I'd so enjoy seeing you repeatedly connect with his naughty bits, to his detriment. It's not as if he needs them, anyway.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Isn't this here site a collection of loudmouth kooks?

Where's our publicity?

WONKETTE LIBEL!
~

BaldarTFlagass February 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Actually, I am very shy and reticent.

Baconzgood February 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I'M NOT A LOUDMOUTH KOOK!!!!!!!!!! *shaking fist and yelling at a small duck*

starfanglednut February 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Mom?

Negropolis February 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

Fucking small ducks. Always looking for human hand-outs of welfare bread, the lazy bastards. Get off my pond, you glorified, riparian rats, and get a real jerb!

And, don't you even get me started on those free-loadin' pigeons.

KeepFnThatChicken February 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I don't want publicity… I know deep down inside I'm just a rabble-rousing shit-stirrer.

Temet Nosce.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Well, I really wish you would get OFF my lawn.

GhostBuggy February 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

Loudmouth kook?! I'm not a loudmouth kook! I may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, and a loudmouth kook, but I am *not* a porn star!

ManchuCandidate February 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Tucker Carlson is to media as Swanson's TV Dinners are to real food.

Andrew Drinker February 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hey, if you're not going to eat that brownie…

BaldarTFlagass February 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I like the enchiladas and the teriyaki too
I even like the chicken
If the sauce is not too blue.

finallyhappy February 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Wow, I didn't know they still made them. I remember a friend who got to have TV dinners(this was in the 60's). I thought it was great- she could pick from a selection in the freezer. My mom cooked dinner every day so that wasn't so much fun- no segmented aluminum foil pans for my food!

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

I grew up eating food cooked fresh from farms and gardens and cooked from scratch, so I can be picky about what I eat. When my partner moved in, I threw out all his TV dinners. I said, "We don't do prison trays in this house."

Biff February 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

Before the surgery that rendered me wheelchair-bound for about half a year, I stocked up on the vile things, but not Swanson's. Marie Callender's or Claimjumpers didn't suck quite as bad. When I was able to drive myself to get more food, the first stop I made was Taco Hell. WTF, something different, anyway. I got better, thankfully.

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Geezus, dood!~ You have beat your body up sump'n terrible!

I gotta move in next to you and make sure you're well stocked with decent food. Sweet mother of god, wouldja lookit the stuff he eats. (hugs the Biff)

How ya doin?

HuddledMass February 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

Growing up in the fifties, I loved TV dinners. What the hell was the matter with me?

MilwaukeeKent February 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

TV dinners by the pool
I'm so glad I finished school.

Mumbletypeg February 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You know who else unsuccessfully defied antagonizers & critics of what he *claimed* to be, fooling some but mostly fooling himself?

SayItWithWookies February 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Ki Gulbranson?

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm
Andrew Drinker February 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Donald Trump?

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Herman Cain?

Monsieur_Grumpe February 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The Generic Republican?

Callyson February 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

For those without the time or inclination to drudge through the hit piece, it credits Media Matters for the removal of Don Imus, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck. Also, the head of MM supposedly is a psycho and a drug user.
In other words, in their eyes he's the left's version of Rushbo. No wonder they're freaked out.

ManchuCandidate February 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Actually, Brock was one of "them" a RW hit piece writer till he admitted that he was gay and realized he wasn't helping the gay community.

He's been a target since he wrote his book (2000ish) and outed a number of RW self loathers including Drudge.

starfanglednut February 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Fuckin' Lou Dobbs. I had almost forgotten about that guy.

Negligently_Joe February 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

But seriously does Media Matters actually do anything other than recording audio and video of their shows, and playing them back? In full and with limited editing, unlike a certain shouty, fascistic alcoholic that likes to molest our Interns?

'cause, what I'm getting at, is maybe the people who deserve credit for the removal of Don Imus, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck are…

EatsBabyDingos February 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

When will this senseless war on Corporations ever end?

SayItWithWookies February 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

There is an important distinction, which is that while most people know what Media Matters does, many of them don't know who David Brock is — whereas most people know who Tucker Carlson is, but are under the impression he swallowed his own asshole in 2003 and hasn't been heard from since.

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If only.

Negligently_Joe February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The difference is, one partisan orginzation run by loudmouth kooks manages to stay in business thanks to the market for freely deseminated lies and hate masquerading as news, while the other… waitasecond. I may have phrased that wrong.

Ducksworthy February 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

One major difference is that Media Matters has never promoted pedophilia.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Nor bragged about how they beat up a gay guy in a bathroom.

mrblifil February 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I dunno…right wing apparatchiks are all a bunch of babies and I wish they'd all get fucked. That's kinda sorta pedophilia in a way too. Also.

Beowoof February 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I am pretty sure thay are, regularly. See HotMilitaryStud.com

RedVelvetNJ February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

Maybe not directly, but Mark Ames, who links to Media Matters on his site and used to be a talking head at MSNBC, openly bragged about fucking a 15-year-old girl while he was in his thirties. He gleefully wrote about how much more turned-on he got when he realized the girl was 15 rather than 16:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the

BarackMyWorld February 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Obviously Tucker's bowties have cut off circulation to his brain.

Negligently_Joe February 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

The main problems with this hypothesis are that it presupposes that Carlson has a) a heart and b) a brain.

Guppy February 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

What's he doing trying to wear a bowtie down there?

Ducksworthy February 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Wasn't Tucker Crawlson trained as a butt boy to Malcolm Forbes senior before being foisted upon us?

CapnFatback February 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Fist first, then foist!

MoeDeLawn February 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

I think he sued Matt Groening for Smithers libel!

Or Groening sued Carlson? I forget.,

MinAgain February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I fear that the marketplace of ideas is becoming nothing more than a seedy 7-11 with a broken Slushie machine.

fuflans February 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

oh so funny.

starfanglednut February 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Yeah but does it have that machine on which the same hotdogs have been rolling since the Eisenhower administration?

Loaded_Pants February 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I've long held the opinion that the only reason 7-11 was successful was because of stoners. Think of the worst "food" imaginable & some stoner will come it at 2 am & buy it & sometimes eat it on the spot.

Allmighty_Manos February 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

In a three-part in depth series, Tucker Carlson goes inside the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and reveals its true agenda: electing Democrats to the Senate. "This is an organization that will do anything to win, from rummaging through voter files to get names and addresses to spending millions on negative TV ads," says Carlson.

Part 1: How the DSCC Provides Operatives, Cash to Fund Tim Kaine's Campaign

paris biltong February 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Do you know who else has declared war on Fox News (or at least its readers)? http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39912_Fox
Hat off to Negligently Joe earlier this morning.

SayItWithWookies February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Wow, what abject hatred and ignorance. But I'm sure all those FOX commenters were just as meanly prejudicial against white people when Anna Nicole Smith died.

Loaded_Pants February 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

She was a fake blonde, with fake tits, she married for money, was from Texas, took more prescription drugs than Whitney would ever touch. Anna Nicole was all-American, dammit!

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Stop the presses! FreeRepublic has it ALL FIGGERED OUT:

My facebook is swamped by my gullible liberal friends posting about the Fox News website where some horrible racist comments were posted in the wake of Whitney Houston's death. This stank of liberal COINTELPRO, and a little research led me to this website where this character has the same belief, plus, apparently some knowledge of the guy who runs the website that "broke" the story. Anyone know anything more about this?

Mind you, I think there actually may have been a period in the 1970s where there were more FBI infiltrators than Klansmen in the KKK, but the notion that scores of liberals faked Fox News comments strikes me as just a teensy bit unlikely.

C_R_Eature February 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

"Wingnuts log in, hatred spews out. Never a miscommunication."

I can explain it.

cheaphits February 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

There is no discernible bottom here, jeez, it just sinks lower and lower.

The operatives of the current Rethug candidates are probably frantically trying to obtain these idiot's email address to add to their mailing lists.

fuflans February 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

today, we are all openly partisan loud mouthed kooks.

and that's not even really snark.

Baconzgood February 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

"Our Loudmouth Kooks are Loudmouthier Kooks than your Loudmouth Kooks"

-Tucker Carlson Being Butt Hurt-

BaldarTFlagass February 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Kookie was the best part of watching 77 Sunset Strip, Dad.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

snap snap

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

You weren't even born when that was running, were you?

BaldarTFlagass February 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

Just barely. I was 5 when it went off the air. I remember watching it with my mom.

Biff February 14, 2012 at 9:50 am
JustPixelz February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

The Daily … what?

And — to be fair and balanced — they're going to run a similar piece on say Drudge Report and NewsMax.

Negligently_Joe February 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Ah, and the Usual Suspects really do seem to be going Full Court Press against MMFA all of a sudden, as our favorite Cuntbilly Snow-Grifter apparently wrote some screed on facebook about it.

I mean, the funny thing here is really that all Media Matters actually is is clips from Fox News and right-wing radio of these ass-clowns' own literal words. Good to see the far-right (as though there's any other sort, these days) is deciding to run with the whole "recording the actual words I say and then playing them back later so that people other than my intended audience hear my vile hate is the very worst sort of slander" argument.

Beowoof February 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Well it is slander to repeat their actual words. Oh wait.

Designer_Rants February 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

I mean, the funny thing here is really that all Media Matters actually is is clips from Fox News and right-wing radio of these ass-clowns' own literal words.

Yeah, I don't get it. Why can't they own it and own up (down?) to it? I suppose they didn't like their reflection in the funhouse mirror, but then realize it's just a regular mirror?

Rotundo_ February 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Why couldn't this trustafarian asshole get a real hobby like auto racing or polo or yacht racing. At least there a sniveling little shit like Tucker would fit right in. Maybe he and Jonah Goldberg can set up a polo team and waddle around and break ponies backs trying to ride them or something. Of course given these two, they'll try to do something disgusting with them instead.

Beowoof February 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I would like to see them do a bride of the burro show in Tijuana, Tucker would make such a good bride.

Rotundo_ February 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

A role (or should that be spelled with two "L's"?) that but for massive amounts of unearned inherited wealth, Tucker was born for. Jonah could be a good comedy act in that vein, but Tucker would take it beyond performance art to a whole (should that be missing the "w"?) new level.

Biff February 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

PETA ain't gonna like that, not one bit.

bureaucrap February 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Why does Wonkette send me to the top of the page every time I give someone an upfist? Makes it very hard for me to give out my (generally generous) share of upfists.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

My laptop is still doing that and if anyone knows of a fix I will love you forever.

Beowoof February 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Firefox eliminates that problem.

chascates February 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Loudmouth kooks actually run ALL media outlets; online, radio, or teevee.

Loaded_Pants February 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

He was right there in thick of the RW when Clinton was in office. Brock basically admitted that there was a network of RWers working to "get" Clinton–which was apparent to anyone who was paying attention. Remember how people laughed at Hilary saying it was some of sort of right-wing conspiracy? Well, it was fuckin' TRUE.

DemmeFatale February 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

I think he was the one that came up with "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty" to (falsely) describe Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas thing.
He was a dark dude before stepping into the light.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I'm sure that tomorrow the Daily Caller will be running its hit piece against Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center. Right?

Tundra Grifter February 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Whenever I see a photo of L. Bent Bozo the Turd he looks to me like a guy who just came in from a Civil War reenactment.

As a Confederate, of course.

mrblifil February 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

If Tucker's so jealous, it would be a simple matter for him to have his "scales fall from the eyes" conversion and start talking smack against conservatives like Brock decided to do. True Brock was probably gay-bashed in one way or another when he was researching which State Troopers saw the Clenis or not. But surely Carlson gets just as badly tie-bashed to this very day, right?

Tundra Grifter February 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I read that Daily Caller hitpiece and not a single source is mentioned by name. Some of the amusing annecdotes appear to have one source – some not.

Now, I don't recall seeing any staff member of Media Matters actively campaigning for a candidate. Sheer InSannity was out there pushing for Bush/Cheney. He gives every GNoPee candidate a free infomercial (at least) and a chance to plug his or her website for donations.

The ClusterFox talking heads repeat the RNC talking points – if you read them in the morning you can always identify them by the unique language. Remember "embolden" the enemy?

"TheDC" (oh, so hip!) claims the White House and MSNBC use information from MM4A. The right wing gasbags, on the other hand, just read off the front page of The Sludge Retort.

My favorite charge in TheDC hitpiece is that both MM4A and the White House called the evil Dr. Corsi's work on Mr. Obama "Unfit for Publication." If that doesn't prove a direct link, I just don't know what does…

Beowoof February 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Hmmmmmm, msnbc would seem to have the resources of a large news organization at their disposal. Of course that doesn't fit Tucker's meme so let's make some shit up.

elburritodeluxe February 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

The similarities don't stop there!

David Brock is a known homosexual and Tucker Carlson wears a gay bow tie.

ttommyunger February 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

David Brock is out of the closet, Tucker: notsomuch.

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

His most memorable coinage being from his hit piece on Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings: "A little bit nutty and a little bit slutty." To his credit, he has since apologised and striven to make amends.

Negropolis February 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

The Awl also notes that both The Daily Caller and Media Matters for America are both “openly partisan organization[s]” run by “loudmouth kook[s],”

Here's bullshit false equivalency, here, and a bad one at that given that the two sites aren't even in the same category.

Tundra Grifter February 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

There is plenty of daylight between Media Matters for America and Newsbusters, too.

I can't call L. Bent Bozo the Turd's website a joke because it is never funny. Sad, but not funny.

Tundra Grifter February 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

It's Tuesday morning (2/14) and Media Matters for America has yet to respond on its site. This is weak and sad.

First of all, The Daily Caller hitpiece is lighter than tissue. Today's segment consists of nothing spun over two pages – so gossamer it is transparent. No named source – just a memo from a staffer with some dumb ideas.

Oh – and MM4A speculated Rupert Murdock might have a spot of bother about phone hacking, and they wanted to exploit it. This is news?

Why can't MM4A answer such flimsey charges? Pathetic.

Personally, I like much of their work. They do a good job. They do heavily edit comments, removing critical ones very quickly and others in a more random manner.

Why can't they stand up to such a diaphanous assult?

SilverTsunami February 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

Because they really don't have to.

Tundra Grifter February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

ST:

That I just don't agree with. Media Matters has – quite fairly – gone after a great many people. They've used facts – videos, words, in context and fully presented – to make their points.

It's just gutless to not respond now.

I did appreciate Tucker Carlson's tip that David Brock's book is about to be released. Do ya think that could have anything to do with this attack?

Biff February 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

My guess is that Brock turned Carlson down at some point, and he's just being a bitch about it.

Tundra Grifter February 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

Or poor Tucker's feelings are hurt that he was never asked…

Indiepalin February 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

This just in: Brock & Carlson headed to Olympia to tie the knot.

Serolf_Divad February 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

OMG, did I really just spend the last 30 minutes reading the journalistic equivalent of a a slew of "yo momma's so fat" insults?

I think my favorite part of the piece, BTW, was when it argues that the Whitehouse and Media Matters were clearly coordinating their messages because this on time when Media Matters was mad at Fox News, a White House Spokesman called Fox a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. Point, set, match, gentlemen!

XOhioan February 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Tucker Carlson. He used to be slightly bangable.

Biff February 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

That's all ancient history. Well, not exactly ancient, but I've been on my feet without crutches or a cane for almost a year now. Once I was out of the wheelchair, I was back to cooking stuff resembling "real" food. It was known for awhile I'd be an invalid, so I stocked up on enough crap to survive on. Speaking of, about time for dinner. Green salad, steamed brocolli, and Wright's bacon. Mmm, bacon…

MittBorg February 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Chili crab and chocolate cake with sauteed baby bok choy tonight! Posting recipes on the blog tomorrer.

Happy VD, y'ol coot!~

Biff February 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

You too…

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