phenomenon-intervention:

salviprince:

This asshole.

See, this is what’s going on here: Colbert thinks he’s making fun of Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his open letter announcing a new charity to “make a real, lasting positive impact on Native American quality of life,” all the while defending the team’s name. With this little quip (which was also featured as a segment on his show, apparently), Colbert and his liberal white audience believe themselves to be SO OBVIOUSLY above and beyond racism to the point where they can ironically deploy racist slurs to ostensibly insult fellow white people’s ignorance, oblivious to the very real and still quite literal hurt that those slurs continue to evoke for its targets. Because, you see, the joke is not for Asian people. Here, Asians are just collateral damage in the service of white liberals enjoying the freedom to mock the people they deem the REAL racists (by racially mocking the people racists supposedly mock, funny how that works). And according to Colbert’s supporters, Asian people should understand that our role here is to swallow our discomfort and be appreciative that our pain was used as a comedic device for the greater goal of self-congratulatory “progressive” white entertainment.

Just a suggestion: If you’re going to make this critique, spend a few minutes necessary to watch the segment in question, so you can argue from strength, not partial information of one tweet. 

phenomenon-intervention:

salviprince:

This asshole.

See, this is what’s going on here: Colbert thinks he’s making fun of Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his open letter announcing a new charity to “make a real, lasting positive impact on Native American quality of life,” all the while defending the team’s name. With this little quip (which was also featured as a segment on his show, apparently), Colbert and his liberal white audience believe themselves to be SO OBVIOUSLY above and beyond racism to the point where they can ironically deploy racist slurs to ostensibly insult fellow white people’s ignorance, oblivious to the very real and still quite literal hurt that those slurs continue to evoke for its targets. Because, you see, the joke is not for Asian people. Here, Asians are just collateral damage in the service of white liberals enjoying the freedom to mock the people they deem the REAL racists (by racially mocking the people racists supposedly mock, funny how that works). And according to Colbert’s supporters, Asian people should understand that our role here is to swallow our discomfort and be appreciative that our pain was used as a comedic device for the greater goal of self-congratulatory “progressive” white entertainment.

Just a suggestion: If you’re going to make this critique, spend a few minutes necessary to watch the segment in question, so you can argue from strength, not partial information of one tweet. 

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

kingjaffejoffer:

the-absolute-best-posts:

enochliew:

Photographs by Thom Sheridan

In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.

http://www.cleveland.com/remembers/index.ssf/2011/08/balloonfest_1986_the_spectacle.html

Why was I born in Cleveland.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

smdxn:

Fox’s Krauthammer Very Upset FCC Wants To Study Their Propaganda Channel

The Republicans are horribly upset about an FCC study — which the agency is required by law to conduct — that is “intended to examine barriers of entry into the news media industry for small businesses.” So naturally they’re screaming bloody murder, carping that… gasp!!!… it could lead to the return of the Fairness Doctrine. And of course the pundits at Fox like Charles Krauthammer are up in arms as well…
Krauthammer claimed that there’s plenty of diversity in the media, but failed to mention that fact that 90% of the media is now controlled by just six companies. Sorry Charles, but this isn’t my idea of a “diverse media.”


GE does not own Comcast. This chart is outdated. 

smdxn:

Fox’s Krauthammer Very Upset FCC Wants To Study Their Propaganda Channel

The Republicans are horribly upset about an FCC study — which the agency is required by law to conduct — that is “intended to examine barriers of entry into the news media industry for small businesses.” So naturally they’re screaming bloody murder, carping that… gasp!!!… it could lead to the return of the Fairness Doctrine. And of course the pundits at Fox like Charles Krauthammer are up in arms as well…

Krauthammer claimed that there’s plenty of diversity in the media, but failed to mention that fact that 90% of the media is now controlled by just six companies. Sorry Charles, but this isn’t my idea of a “diverse media.”

GE does not own Comcast. This chart is outdated. 

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

whoopsie

mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

whoopsie

blairellis:

this never gets old

(via davosseaworth)

grindering:

paxamericana:

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ is reportedly behind a blog that smeared Fox’s enemies and critics, while fawning over Fox personalities and hosts.
For some reason, that blog also featured photoshopped versions of Roger Ailes as superman, and with some other Fox figures (like Glenn Beck) fighting at the Alamo. 
This is the man who runs Fox News—and is a kingmaker in the GOP. 

holy shit

this is fake

Like most things on Fox News, we wish it were fake. Alas…

grindering:

paxamericana:

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ is reportedly behind a blog that smeared Fox’s enemies and critics, while fawning over Fox personalities and hosts.

For some reason, that blog also featured photoshopped versions of Roger Ailes as superman, and with some other Fox figures (like Glenn Beck) fighting at the Alamo. 

This is the man who runs Fox News—and is a kingmaker in the GOP. 

holy shit

this is fake

Like most things on Fox News, we wish it were fake. Alas…

(via heelysofficial)

mediamattersforamerica:

137% of likely voters weighed in on Christie’s bridge scandal according to Fox’s visualization of this poll. 

Oh no not again.

mediamattersforamerica:

137% of likely voters weighed in on Christie’s bridge scandal according to Fox’s visualization of this poll. 

Oh no not again.

Actual screenshot of how Fox News covered Chris Christie this morning.

Actual screenshot of how Fox News covered Chris Christie this morning.

mediamattersforamerica:

From its ignominious reporting on Benghazi to the NSA to the Affordable Care Act to Social Security Disability to Rep. Darrell Issa’s partial transcripts, CBS News is the 2013 Misinformer of the Year.

mediamattersforamerica:

From its ignominious reporting on Benghazi to the NSA to the Affordable Care Act to Social Security Disability to Rep. Darrell Issa’s partial transcripts, CBS News is the 2013 Misinformer of the Year.

New contender for worst news chyron ever. (via imgur)

New contender for worst news chyron ever. (via imgur)

tylerisajoke:

If fast food workers were paid in Big Mac meals, how much would they make?

tylerisajoke:

If fast food workers were paid in Big Mac meals, how much would they make?

(via mediamattersforamerica)

I was just reminded of this epic Fox chyron from a while back. 

I was just reminded of this epic Fox chyron from a while back.