Thursday, July 24, 2008

link of the day.

We've all known that Ben Stein's gone off the deep end for a while now but it wasn't quite clear just how far he'd gone until yesterday, while on the Glenn Beck show (Fox News, of course), Stein implicitly compared Obama to Adolf Hitler. How you ask? By looking at Obama's daring plan to give a speech in an outdoor field. Yup, just screams Nazi, don't you think? As always, Media Matters has got the video and a little piece up in order to do the best job of protecting your democracy by not just letting crazy people say crazy things.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

I have tried not to pay too much attention this overtly racist and frankly disturbing conservative trend of comparing Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden and Hitler.

There was one other commentary that made it's way onto the Daily Show (or the Colbert Report) in which one of these major news organizations was like, "isn't that monument Barack is walking by related to Hitler?"

John Stewart's response, "well sure...cause he's in Germany."

Unfortunately, their sad tactics seem to be working, as my fence riding family started asking me yesterday "why is Obama campaigning in Europe?"

Sigh.

Personally, I feel like the media is watching him ever so closely, just waiting for him to fuck up. Even the smallest gaff, and they will blow it out of proportion. One outlet was even remarking on his blue and white tie as politically motivated when he was visiting Israel.

Pretty sad.

Much Love, Mindy C