Are almost half of American Journolists Asses

To follow up on my Post:

 Courtesy of my email Friend Nimrod.  He has his own Blog; it’s very special.  There is no other Blogger like Nimrod and I shall introduce him to you soon.

 He has his own unique way with words; as in the headline of the email that I received from him:

 Too Cool by Half?

 The rest is all verbatim; you will have to wait until the end for my answer to my own headline.  I now hand you over to Nimrod.


 Richard Nixon was not a crook, Michael Dukakis was not unpatriotic, and Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Unlike Nixon and Dukakis, Obama didn’t actually issue an explicit defensive denial; instead, as we noted yesterday, the president said through a spokesman that he “is obviously a Christian. He prays every day.”

 But reports that CNN recast it as a Nixonian denial: “W.H.: PRES. OBAMA ISN’T MUSLIM,” read a chyron (caption at the bottom of the screen) yesterday on “The Situation Room,” as Wolf Blitzer led his program with a discussion of a recent poll in which 18% of participants thought Obama was Muslim.

 One of Blitzer’s guests, James Carville, offered this explanation for the finding:

 “I don’t [know] other than the fact people are just willing to believe anything or there are a lot of stupid people out there,” Carville said. “I really don’t have an explanation, just like I don’t have an explanation for the fact that you see some of these polls that a quarter of the people believe he was born outside the country. I’m just as flummoxed as the next person.”

 Newsbusters’ Jeff Poor makes an excellent point:

 Every time the question about President Barack Obama’s faith is brought up, the wizards of smart in the mainstream media get up in arms about “right-wingers” or “tea partiers” perpetuating those allegations. But is it possible that by devoting so much attention to these issues of Obama’s faith and his citizenship, the media are creating the very feeding frenzy they’re appalled by?

 This sounds exactly right to us. The agenda behind these polls, and the liberal media’s reporting on them, is to portray critics of President Obama as kooks and idiots. (and, if you’re John Avlon, to peddle books, as we noted in March).

 This strategy is backfiring, and in two ways. First, as Poor suggests, by mainstreaming these supposedly fringe notions. If the idea that Obama is Muslim merits the attention of the august Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the most respected name in news, who’s to say it’s crazy, or even wrong?

 Second, it puts the ugly attitudes of the liberal elite on display, à la Lonesome Rhodes’s open-mic incident in “A Face in the Crowd.” Now we know that James Carville thinks “there are a lot of stupid people out there.” At least those who work in the Obama White House are, for the most part, disciplined enough not to make such insulting statements–as Carville himself was when he worked for President Clinton. Yet when people hear such contemptuous statements from the president’s supporters in the media (as well as from some in politics, most notably Speaker Nancy Pelosi), they can draw their own conclusions about what Obama and his inner circle think of them.

 Thus, at a time when the vast majority of voters oppose the president’s policies for any number of legitimate reasons, the media’s self-superior dwelling on “stupid” or “kooky” Obama critics tends to marginalize Obama, not his opponents. Obama’s presidency is being consumed in a bonfire of liberal vanities.

 All the News That’s Fit to Print

 The great Greg Sargent notes a telling finding in the Pew poll: “A solid majority” of respondents who think President Obama is Muslim “say they ‘learned’ it from the media.”

 Sarge scratches his head:

 I’m not sure what to make of that. Maybe some voices on the right have succeeded in creating an alternate reality that really is impenetrable. Maybe traditional news orgs haven’t been forceful enough in knocking the lies down. Or, alternatively, maybe there’s a segment of folks who are so distrustful of the “MSM” that they believe the opposite of what it tells them.

 Maybe they read this article, published during the 2008 campaign:

 As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother’s Christian background is irrelevant.

 Of course, as most Americans understand it, Senator Obama is not a Muslim. He chose to become a Christian, and indeed has written convincingly to explain how he arrived at his choice and how important his Christian faith is to him.

 His conversion, however, was a crime in Muslim eyes; it is “irtidad” or “ridda,” usually translated from the Arabic as “apostasy,” but with connotations of rebellion and treason. Indeed, it is the worst of all crimes that a Muslim can commit, worse than murder (which the victim’s family may choose to forgive).

 What right-wing rag published this? The New York Times, of course.

 I posed the question in my headline.  My answer is a resounding NO because All American Journolists are ASSES.  They of course, in looking down on the masses from their lofty heights, think that half of the people will believe them because Journolists believe that half of the people are asses.

11 Responses to “Are almost half of American Journolists Asses”

  1. nolanimrod Says:

    Love the answer. Was that a trick question or a trick answer? I guess it depends on which side of the net you’re standing on.

    But what if you had to stand on three sides of the net? That would make anybody cranky and a little erratic. Things can get weird.

    Hillary Clinton is the smartest woman in the world. Her husband was “The First Black President.”

    No! Wait! She’s running against Obama? Hillary is a racist bitch! Her husband’s a racist too! So is Gerry Ferraro! So is everybody who voted for Hillary!

    Oh… Hillary is the Secretary of State? On the Obama team? Hillary is the smartest woman in the world. We were only kidding with all that other stuff.

    Man! You can see where after a while this would make it impossible to have a decent bowel movement, much less portray yourself as a political analyst or reporter. But they are professionals. They persevere.

    That they have got to the point where, when they look at breakfast, they aren’t sure if they are supposed to eat it or if they already did, well, perhaps they can be forgiven, patted on the lead, and seated in a pastel-painted room with muted lighting and quiet, soothing music.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      You say you love the answer. Well I love your comment; you have a way with a mind to do it so well. I shall try to improve.

  2. nolanimrod Says:

    Patted on the head. H E A D. Head.

  3. Ike Jakson Says:


    Just a little mirth to cheer you up.

    Your comments reminded me of a true story from another part of the World [I won’t mention where because …] where they have a Parliament based on the British model.

    Now, this one feller known for his quick wit addressed the Speaker [happened to be a lady] during question time>

    “Madam Speaker,” he said, ‘half of the Members in this House are donkey asses,” and sat down promptly.

    A huge din and cry developed and it got very serious as happens in this sort of country. The Speaker being wise and concerned for safety of all members suggested that the remark about the donkey asses should be withdrawn.

    The guilty one rose.

    “Madam Speaker, I do apologize and will thus say that half of the Members in this House are not donkey asses.”

  4. bydesign001 Says:

    Excellent. I do so enjoy reading the exchanges between you, Ike and your friend, Nimrod. Lol.

    There is also another on the One. According to Islamic he is a Muslim. Further, to his denial, the man has no credibility and, of course, pursuant to my earlier post today, the Quran allows Muslims to lie to infidels (you and I) for the benefit of Islam and I guess in Obama’s case for the sake of his treasonous ways.

    [Qur’an (3:54) – “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)]

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Lady BD

      Nimrod is a treasure house of joy; he has a razor sharp mind that is entirely independent and never rests. I would like to see him and JP together.

  5. bydesign001 Says:

    Excellent post by the way.

  6. bydesign001 Says:

    What a marvelous thought Ike. The exchange would be well worthwhile of that I am sure.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Lady BD

      I will pass it on to Nimrod.

      He is a quiet gentle giant of a man; I bet he will enter and sit there almost unobtrusively. Please look out for him; he will probably visit in the name of Nolanimrod.

      You must when you get the chance go to his Site and read his own About in there.

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