Monday, December 23, 2013

OMFG! Phil Robertson is being crucified!

Or so says the brainless dipshits at the Media Research Center. Here's a screenshot from their Facebook page via Fundies Say The Darndest Things:

Because it can't because what he said was idiotic, no. It MUST because of he's a conservative Christian. On the off-chance that someone who likes the Media Research Center is reading this, tell me something. How is this any different from playing the race card? The same people who get apoplectic over liberals who play the race card (but not when Herman Cain played it against Jon Stewart, funnily enough) have no problem shutting down a debate by whining about how teh evul librul media hates conservative Christians. How fucking hypocritical is that!? 

Now that my serious question is over, let's make fun of this thing!

"This may be controversial to say…"
The words "controversial" and "moronic" are not synonyms. Please reconsult your thesaurus.
"The media are crucifying Phil Robertson…"
Yes, that's exactly what they're doing. Criticizing some lead-skull for his idiotic comments is just like being nailed to a cross. It's just like how cruel the media are to Sarah Palin. I mean, it's like the Holocaust, amirite?

That was sarcasm, by the way. I was being sarcastic.
"If Phil were a Muslim…"
Ok, I'm not even going to finish that quote, and for two reasons. Number one, you can see on the full quote on the picture up above. And number two, it's a non-sequitur. More precisely, it's the non-sequitur used by the MRC on a regular basis. It relies on a straw man of their political opponents to work. It shouldn't work for them, but it does. The reason it does is because the people who are fans of the Media Research Center are often the same people who are fans of Sarah Palin, who are fans of witless unfunny "comedians" like Greg Gutfeld, who think that sites like Breitbart and the Drudge Report are examples of honest journalism. It works because it reinforces their narrow worldview, one defined by a partisan lens. It requires no critical thinking; it's quick and easy to digest. It's preaching to the choir at its finest.
"Like if you KNOW it's true."
It's got thousands of likes. The Media Research Center is one of the most popular right-wing media organizations. Brent Bozell founded it in 1987, about a decade before political blogs started. Hell, even a year before Rush Limbaugh started! It's gathered quite a fan base since 1987. Like the fans of Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin, the fans of the MRC are sheep. They "know" it's "true" because they've convinced themselves it was true. They "know" it's "true" because they visit the MRC every day and are constantly told it's true. They "know" it's "true" because they've trained themselves not to think critically, to hear only what they want to hear, to listen only to what they want to listen to, to believe only what they want to believe.

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