Monday, March 23, 2009

Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories: Still in love with Fox News.


It must be awkward being a war-loving, troop-loving, Fox News-loving Blogging Tory at the moment. When Fox so hilariously mocks Canadian soldiers at the same time four of them lose their lives in Afghanistan, I'd guess a number of Blogging Tories are grappling with who they adore more -- Fox or our troops. And, from a quick perusal of the BTs, it would appear that our troops are coming in a very distant second.

Currently, at the BT main page, we have one Blue Blogging Soapbox showing some serious annoyance and ... well, that's about it.

Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories: Telling Canada's military that they can fuck right off because, hey, there's American right-wing news to worship. I'm sure it was a tough decision.

HERE'S A THOUGHT: Given Canada's Blogging Tories' constant whinging, griping, pissing and moaning about how "Lefties" don't support the troops, let's do a quick survey. In the comments section, leave a link to either a Canadian Leftie or a Canadian Rightie who's thoroughly miffed with Fox News' mocking of our military. At the end of the day, we'll tally the results and see who stood up more for our troops.

To make this fair, any posts published after this one simply to skew the survey won't count. This addendum is going up at 5:24 AM Monday morning so that's your cut-off point. And away you go. Let's give it a day and see who loves our troops more and is more inclined to defend them from mockery and ridicule, shall we? Yes, let's do that.

A running tally follows:

"TROOP-HATING" "LEFTIES" PISSED AT FOX NEWS:


"TROOP-LOVING" "RIGHTIES" PISSED AT FOX NEWS:


WHAT THE HELL?

Free Dominion weighs in. Not a lot of troop love there, if I read it correctly. Kind of a mixed message. Then there's FD, part deux.

AFTERSNARK: Check out the comments at Frum's piece. Apparently, David needs to, like, totally lighten up because it was all meant as a joke.

The Ann Coulter Defense. Sadly, it never works for lefties.

34 comments:

CC said...

To start things off, from the Right, there's Blogging Tory Blue Blogging Soapbox, who is suitably pissed, and good for him.

Cameron Campbell said...

red Tory had one up.

Cameron Campbell said...

Kinsella as well, on the 21st.

psa said...

the fabulous JJ tore a strip off the bastards.

Red Tory said...

Here's mine and The Centre For Centrist Thought that I hat-tipped.

Aside from the Soapster, there was one other Blogging Tory that posted on it yesterday. He thought it was all in good fun — like Jon Stewart! Just clowning around you know. What a fucking idiot.

CC said...

Argh. What part of "leave a link" did some of you folks not understand?

Dr.Dawg said...

Ghost of a Flea is, for once, being sensible.

LuLu said...

The Galloping Beaver and Crroks and Liars

jj said...

Dymaxion World

BCer in Toronto

saskboy

jj said...

West End Bob

On the other side, there was a thread started at FD, but the response was so tepid that somebody started another thread a couple of days later, which is now 2 whole pages long. (If this had run on CNN , the thread would be 16 spittle-flecked pages long by now.) Some of the comments are very weird coming from people who supposedly support the troops.

Larry Moran said...

I'm pissed at Fox News.

Sandwalk

You can count me as a leftie.

thwap said...

It's being discussed at enmasse.ca

When I try to post hyperlinks I get blue text that doesn't do anything. So here's the url:

http://enmasse.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4489&start=100

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I'm in...

Yeah, I'm a troop-hating, gun control promoting, clean up our environment lefty as well.

Oh, and I've stolen your list... Mea culpa.

fern hill said...

David Frum

Mike said...

Add me to the lefty list CC...I was rather irrational and unreasonable but fuck it, those clowns deserve nothing less.

Mike said...

Holy crap, I agree with and wish to defend David Frum...clearly the 7th seal has been broken...

CC said...

Sorry, Mike, but your timestamp is too late. This is going to be a scrupulously fair comparison.

Red Tory said...

The comments to Frum's post are truly pathetic. Also, if you follow the link at the top, it takes you to a selection of videos where Andy Levi (the "Red Eye" fake news announcer) has a story comparing Frum to a weasel doing something with a ball. It concludes by informing Frum that he can stop auditioning to be the "house conservative" of the NYT...

LuLu said...

Impolitical

craig said...

Can't get embedded links to work either. Someone want to do a walk-through?

Mr. Sinister
http://mrsinistergreg.blogspot.com/2009/03/four-canadians-are-dead.html

Moved to Vancouver
http://tovancouver.blogspot.com/2009/03/blood-pressure-rising.html

Pearce Richards said...

I must be straight forward by stating I fundamentally disagree with the content of the RedEye program. Was it offensive? Very. Misinformed? Absolutely. Asinine? You betcha! Worth getting into an over the top frothing at the mouth frenzy over? No.

This is Fox News we're talking about here. A late night "comedy" show that comes on at 3am EST. They must be loving the publicity they're getting on this. I had never even heard of the program before this, I can only imagine the ad revenue they're pulling from all the pissed off Canadians watching the clip.

However, very telling of Canadians in general... We care so much about our image that we will blow our wads over what a few jerkoff Americans say on uber-late night cable.

CC said...

You might be right, Mr. Richards, but I think it goes without saying that if a "left-wing" media outlet had said the same things, the Wankersphere would have been absolutely aflame with outrage within hours. The screaming, howling, shrieking and general rending of clothing would have been heard on Mars.

Since it's Fox News, though, eh, not so much. Amusing, isn't it?

Dee said...

It's time to bring the troops home.

Pearce Richards said...

CC - Agreed. However, I've never been a fan of sinking to the lowest common denominator. When you get upset and run shrieking into the night over unfunny self proclaimed shock-comedians, they always get the last laugh.

Chet Scoville said...

And me.

Chet Scoville said...

Ah, never mind -- I was after the cutoff mark.

Peter Burnet said...

Late or not, surely this one counts for fifty rightest blogs.

Jimmy Haulin' Hogs said...

I'll nominate this guy:

Toronto Mike

After all, he quotes Woody Guthrie at the top of his blog.

Cameron Campbell said...

CC sorry.... until the 3.0 I can't cut and paste on my phone..

Zorpheous said...

I'm with Pearce on this one, it's Faux News and Faux Intelligence.

Can we just leave as read, that untill further notice FAUX News isn't worth used toilet paper that has been already flush and treated at the sewage plant?

Maybe, keep a countered of stoopid things that Fauz News does, it might spin faster than the US Deficit and Debt counters, NARF

sooey said...

Mine's the best.

harebell said...

mine was last night, I was stunned by what I heard
harebell

jj said...

Daveberta

Daimnation

jj said...

Missed this one from Saturday -- canuck attitude.

The point is already made, I guess.

Of course, the prevailing wingnut sentiment now is that this is all "faux outrage".