Saturday, March 17, 2007

I Don't Buy Paglia's Line on Edwards and Fox

Giving benefit of doubt, I can only assume that Camille Paglia means what she says when when she asks
What is this morbid obsession that liberals have with Fox?
Rather than giving him credit for telling a right-wing news organization that blatantly seeks to destroy the credibility of Democrats each and every day - while blatantly boasting they're "fair and balanced" - to take a hike, she's jabbing at John Edwards for being the leader in pulling out of the Fox News debate in Nevada. She's pushing the notion that he's not a real man for having done so and I have to say that I think that that way of thinking is dead wrong.

I guess it all depends on your point of view. The way I see it, this is a free country. Fox News is free to be tilted so far right that its left end (if it ever had one) has long ago evaporated into the atmosphere. John Edwards is free (and really smart, in my opinion) to have told Fox News to take a hike.

It's a free country. Isn't it?

It's a free market. Isn't it?

Why should Edwards give Fox News any credibility - or why should he bring them any advertising by his presence on their network if he doesn't think they deserve it?

Paglia employs the meme "pampered and spoiled" about Edwards and other Democrats rather than saying what I see as what is much closer to the truth - John Edwards, like so many of us, is sick of Fox News saying they are something they are clearly not. They make the Fourth Estate look like stenographers for Dick Cheney. He knows that we are sick of it and he's leading by saying to Roger Ailes: "Enough of your lies!"

Paglia goes as far as to equate Edwards telling the propaganda-laden Fox News to shove their tilted debate to being afraid to someday stand up to China, North Korea or al-Qaida. Can you believe it? That's such crap that I don't know whether to laugh or to be insulted that Paglia would think any logical person would buy her line on this.

Paglia says she has ejoyed certain "solid" Fox segments. La di da. To imagine that these few and far between near-miracles outweigh the 24/7 whining Hannitys, the everyday filth-bearing Coulters, the belly-up-to-my-barstool loud-mouthed morality dictations by the O'Reillys, the fuggly goob jab-at-Democrats with the goofy look on your puss Doocys, and the leucous-rat-clawing-at-the-Democrats John Gibsons - is to be nothing less than delusional.

Any self-respecting Democrat should have told Fox News to take a hike long before now rather than waiting for John Edwards to do their dirty work for them.

Speaking of Coulter, Paglia throws around the word "tranny" - a name that she claims is often thrown wantonly at Coulter because of her "gender weirdness." The way I see it, two wrongs don't make a right. Why insult trannys? I know and love some real-life transvestites and I am disgusted by anyone who'd carelessly throw the term around to insult a political enemy - even if it is the Republican-she-idol/filthy-rich human garbage can of hate Coulter.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree... with you!
Edwards is, once again, showing that he has standards.
Forget Fox.
Forget Paglia.


Jude Nagurney Camwell said...

Just for you, Marsha, I promise to forget that Paglia and Fox News exist - at least for the rest of today ... or until they say the next incredibly dopey thing, whichever comes first. ;)

I miss Wednesdays at the coffee house...can't wait to git on back!


Anonymous said...

I only used 'forget' as a substitute for what I really wanted to say. But I can't actually use that sort of language because I gave it up for Lent.

Wednesday nights... my favorite night. Come back!!!!!

I'm loving your blog posts! Keep up the good work.