Monday, September 29, 2008

CBC Ombudsman & Due Diligence

This business with the CBC is frustrating. I'm re-reading the Ombudsman's whinging little cry for solace from the scary freepers and it occurs to me that one of the main complaints that he is acting upon here is a call for accuracy. Facts, just teh facts ma'am. And one of the outrages of Mallick's piece is the statement that Republican men are sexual inadequates. My heavens, what factual basis could there be for that sort of an inflammatory opinion, asks Ombudsman, Vince Carlin?

Portions of Ms. Mallick’s column do not meet the standards set out in policy for a point-of-view piece since some of her “facts” are unsupportable.

Well deary me, I typed three words into the Google box: Republican sex scandal. That generated 1,410,000 hits. Not fair you say, not fair. So, re-submitted in quotes, a mere 24,300 hits, why that ain't hardly nothing. And what is perched at the top of the hit parade, a handy little wiki from the friendly communist nazis at Daily Kos,
dkosopedia, and what would it contain, a veritable (emphasis on veritable) parade of Republican peccadilloes! And what seems to feature heavily are aberrant sexual exploits, illicit recordings & videotaping, sex with minors, infidelity, prostitutes, kinks, child porn as well as some garden variety stuff, burglaries, drunk driving and the like. What is routine among them is that they are members of the mom & apple pie, family values, Jesus and June Cleaver party. These lying hypocrites are so bound up by the lies their party perpetuates that their normal sex drives get sublimated, twisted into these disturbing convolutions. They have to lie and hide their normal and natural proclivities, add time and pressure and somehow these outbursts of deviance seem to follow.

Perhaps Heather Mallick simply chose the wrong terminology,
inadequate seems to indicate they can't perform the sexual act. When it comes to our dear conservative friends, that clearly isn't the case. They sure can perform the sexual act, in a rubber suit with a dildo up the ass, with a gay hooker on a meth hunt, with Congressional pages, in chat rooms, with children, hookers or strangers in toilets. To be more accurate, Mallick might have opted for a term like, corrupt sexual hypocrites. Surely the CBC Ombudsman in investigating the claims against Heather Mallick and her ever so naughty article actually did the 0.31 seconds of research it took me and Google to come up with a few "facts". So, swiped wholesale from the dkosopedia are the Republican sex scandals of the George W. Bush era. I'm sorry, what's that too familiar chattering sound? But but but... Clinton. He gots'd a blow job! Oh how could we forget that old fave? That was sufficient to disrupt the entirety of the American political system in a witch hunt that cost millions to achieve an impeachment. So it's all good. Still, fun stuff in the list ahead, help yourself Mr Carlin.


Bruce Barclay, former Cumberland County commissioner, videotaped hundreds of sexual encounters — many with male escorts — using cameras hidden throughout his Monroe Township home.

Matthew Joseph Elliott, former aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child.

Vito Fossella, the only Republican member of Congress from New York City, admitted to police to having a child out-of-wedlock when stopped for drunk driving.

Robert McKee, Republican delegate from Western Maryland, announced his resignation after authorities seized two computers, videotapes and printed materials from his Hagerstown home in a child pornography investigation. McKee also resigned his position as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.

Daniel Dean Thompson, 31, a Utah retailer of "family-friendly" tapes and DVDs (Hollywood films with the "dirty parts" cut out of them), arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on charges of sexual abuse and unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old.

Derek Walker, former Eagle Scout and candidate seeking the GOP nomination in a race for north-central Pennsylvania district, was charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from an encounter last year with an ex-girlfriend, during which he allegedly broke into her home and used his cell phone to videotape her engaged in an intimate moment with another man.

Robert "Bob" Allen, Florida state Rep. Arrested in the afternoon at a Veteran's Memorial Park for solicitation of prostitution from an undercover male officer inside a restroom. According to the papers Bob "offer[ed] to perform oral sex for $20". Bob Later claimed that his offer had something to do with his being afraid of black people.

John David Roy Atchison, Republican prosecutor, was arrested for soliciting sex from a 5-year old girl, then killed himself three weeks later. At the time of his arrest, Atchison was an "assistant U.S. attorney" appointed by President Bush's attorney general.

E. Ozwald Balfour, chairman of the Utah Republican Black Assembly and elected to the Republican State Central Committee in 2007, even though he was awaiting trial on four felony counts of forcible sex abuse dating back to his arrest in February, 2005.

John Bryan, Republican city councilman, killed himself after police began investigating allegations that he had molested three girls, including two of his adopted daughters, ages 12 and 15.

Larry Craig Republican Senator for Idaho, was arrested on July 11, 2007, by plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd behavior in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport airport men's room. On August 8 in Hennepin County Municipal Court in Bloomington, Minnesota, Craig entered a guilty plea and paid a $500 fine. On September 1st, Craig subsequently announced his retirement from the Senate. Five days later, Craig changed his mind, renounced his retirement and began a battle to have his guilty plea overturned.

John R. Curtin, Monroe County state Republican committeeman, was convicted of molesting an underage teenage boy and sentenced to serve six to 18 months in prison.

Richard Curtis, Washington State Rep., resigned from the House after reports of his sexual encounter with a male escort became public.

Donald Fleischman, Brown County, WI, Republican Party Chairman, resigned his post after he was charged with two counts of child enticement, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child and a single charge of exposing himself to a child.

Larry Dale Floyd, Republican Constable in Denton County, Texas Precinct Two. Arrested for allegedly crossing state lines to have sex with an 8-year old child and was charged with 7 related offenses. Age 62 at time of arrest.

Ted Klaudt, former South Dakota State Rep., found guilty of four counts of second-degree rape of two teenage foster daughters.

Ronald C. Kline, Republican Judge in Orange County, CA, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer after six years of legal wrangling. In 2002, charged with child molestation and under house arrest on federal charges of possessing child pornography, political analysts still gave him a 50-50 chance of winning the March 5 primary for the Orange County Superior Court seat. He lost the election to a write-in candidate.

Joseph M. McDade, 75, was issued a summons on a charge of exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The longtime Pennsylvania Republican congressman who served for 36 years in the House and now works for a Washington lobbying firm, has been accused of exposing his private parts to two women at a beach resort on Sanibel Island.

Patrick Lee McGuire, former former Flagler County Commissioner, surrendered to police after allegedly molesting girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

Jon Matthews, Republican talk show host in Houston, was indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17.

Joseph Monteleone Jr., Elyria city councilman, was found guilty of fondling underage girls and asking them, to have sex with him.

Glenn Murphy Jr., chairman of the Clark County Republican Party and president of the Young Republican National Federation, resigned both posts, after the Clark County Sheriff’s Department began investigating Murphy for alleged criminal deviate conduct. A 22-year-old man claimed that Murphy performed an unwanted sex act on him while the man slept in a relative’s Jeffersonville home. During the investigation, a similar accusation from 1998 came to light.

Armando Tebano, Schenectady County Republican Chairman, pleaded guilty to fondling a 14-year-old girl.

David Vittner, junior Senator from Louisiana, became one of the few high-profile politicians to be implicated as a client of "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

Steve Aiken, campaign manager for a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona, former Quakertown, PA, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend, was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.

Louis Beres, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. 3 of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were pre-teens. In August 06, Beres confessed.

Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and adviser to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Randall Casseday, Washington Times newspaper executive, pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet.

Larry Corrigan, Republican operative and Director of Operations and Budget at King County Prosecutor's Office, OR, was arrested for soliciting sex from 13-year old girls.

Carey Lee Cramer Political consultant and anti-Kerry ad producer, tried for molesting two young girls, one of whom lived with him, and was 8 yrs old; the other starred in an anti-Kerry commercial.

Mark Foley, Republican Representative, Florida Sixteenth Congressional District. Resigned after trying to solicit sex from male congressional pages via an instant messenger program. The conversations included his asking a sixteen-year-old "stud" whether his penis was erect and requesting that he take out and measure his penis. The cover-up involved Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner, Ohio Eighth Congressional District and Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Illinois Fourteenth District.

Jim Gibbons, then US Rep. and Republican candidate for governor, was accused by a Las Vegas casino cocktail waitress of grabbing her, shoving her against a wall and threatening her after she rebuffed his advances. Since elected Governor, Gibbons is under investigation by the FBI on corruption charges and is embroiled in what looks set to become a very messy divorce.

Ted Haggard, was fired as pastor of the New Life Church and resigned from his position as president of the National Association of Evangelicals in November 2006 after a former male prostitute alleged they had a cash-for-sex relationship. The man also said he saw Haggard use methamphetamine. Haggard confessed to undisclosed “sexual immorality” and said he bought meth but didn’t use it.

Don Haidl, Assistant Sheriff of Orange Country, in violation of California's rape shield law, led a smear campaign against the child his son poisoned and then violently gang-raped on videotape, adding up to 24 felony counts. He said that his son "acted accordingly" because the child was a "slut".

Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, Christian conservative activist and lawyer with close ties to Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Scott Baugh, head of the Orange County Republican Party, was arrested for having sex with a 14-year old boy.

Jeffrey Patti, Republican Committee Chairman, was arrested for distributing what experts call "some of the most offensive material in the child pornography world" - a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Brent Schepp, Republican County Board Candidate was charged with molesting a 14-year old girl and killed himself three days later.

Adelphia Communications Corp.: Donated large sums of money to some of the most conservative members of Congress. They are also the first cable company to offer hard-core adult movies to subscribers.

John Collins, of Eatontown, NJ, former music teacher and city councilman, pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

John Gosek Republican Mayor of Oswego, N.Y.was arrested after paying a confidential informant $250 to introduce him to two 15-year-old girls at a hotel.

Dr. W. David Hager Bush appointee, member of Focus on the Family's Physician Resource Council, player in movement to ban the morning-after-pill. Had an adulterous affair, before divorcing his wife he sexually abused her, including sodomizing her in her sleep.

Russell Harding, president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. under then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 for his personal use and possessing child pornography.

Neal Horsley has called for the arrest of all homosexuals. During an interview with Alan Colmes on the Fox News Radio's The Alan Colmes Show, he admitted to having engaged in sex with a mule at age 11. "When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule," he said. He then credited Jesus with forgiving and cleansing him of his "sin."
Horsley put photographs on his Web site of naked men engaging in homosexual acts and a nude woman engaging in bestiality amid shots of grotesquely maimed fetuses.

Jeff Miller, (R-Cleveland), Senate Republican Caucus Chairman in Tennessee and the sponsor of Tennessee’s Marriage Protection act, getting divorced (as of April 2005) because of an affair he was having with an office aid. Miller described the Tennessee Marriage Protection Act as a means of preserving the sanctity of marriage. He opposed an amendment, however, which stated that “Adultery is deemed to be a threat to the institution of marriage and contrary to public policy in Tennessee.”

Dennis L. Rader, AKA, The BTK Killer, Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president, pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.

Jeffrey Kyle Randall, Republican Mayor of Clarkfield, Minnesota, was sentenced to 275 days in jail for molesting two boys--ages ten and 12--during a six-year period.

Jean Schmidt, OH-2, though not herself implicated, employed a campaign manager (Joe Braun) in her 2005 election who once wrote an article condemning gay men for running sex ad profiles, and who was then accused of running his own sex profile on Collarme, an S&M sex site. The profile called for "submissives" to wear only a collar and handcuffs and to have hot wax dripped on them.

Mark Seidensticker, Republican campaign worker, is a convicted child molester.

Don Sherwood, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Eventually admitted to an affair with a woman 30 years younger than him, after she accused him of physical abuse and attempting to choke her.

Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr., Republican City Councilman, pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Jim Stelling, Seminole County Republican Party chairman who believes in "family values", as he told a judge. Filed a defamation lawsuit against Nancy Goettman, a former county GOP executive committee member, for falsely claiming he had been married six times. Stelling has been married 5 times.

Bobby Stumbo, former Floyd County, KY, Republican Party leader, was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.

Jim West, Spokane Mayor. Supported a bill, which failed, would have barred gays and lesbians from working in schools, day-care centers and some state agencies. Voted to bar the state from distributing pamphlets telling people how to protect themselves from AIDS. Proposed that “any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person” among teens be criminalized. Had a sexual affair with an 18 year old boy.

Edison Misla Aldarondo, Republican former speaker of Puerto Rico's house of representatives, was sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of intoxicating his stepdaughter and her 17-year-old friend and attempting to rape the friend.

Paul Crouch Televangelist, Former President of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Paid $425,000 in hush money in an attempt to cover up a gay affair.

Richard A. Dasen Sr., Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, convicted of sexual abuse of children, promotion of prostitution and several counts of solicitation, enough to add up to a sentence of 126 years in prison. Investigators estimated that he spent at least $5 million.

Peter Dibble, Republican legislator pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
Jeff Gannon, partisan blogger with no journalism credentials and a fake name who got invited to Bush's Press conferences. Is also a pimp and a gay prostitute.

Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail, and promoted his policies. Says he supports Bush's values. Two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with the sexual exploitation of a child. Also signed an ad (that called for criminally prosecuting business that sell porn), along with another pastor who was repeatedly busted for public masturbation.

Mark Pazuhanich, Republican judge, pleaded no contest to fondling his 10-year old daughter and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Donald Rumsfeld, Republican Defense Secretary, may have authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency. See excerpt of one prisoner's report here and his full report here.

Jack Ryan, 2004 Republican nominee for US Senate from Illinois, pressured his wive, actress Jeri Ryan, to have sex with other men. Tricked her into visiting sex clubs, where he asked her to have sex with him while others watched.

Ed Schrock, two-term republican congressman, with a 92% approval rating from the Christian Coalition. Cosponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, consistently opposed gay rights. Married, with wife and kids. Withdrew his candidacy for a third term after tapes of him soliciting for gay sex were circulated.

David Swartz, Republican Commissioner, of Richland County, Ohio pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Robin Vanderwall, Republican strategist and director of Faith & Family Alliance, (a Christian Coalition spin off), was convicted in April 2004 on five counts of computer solicitation of a minor and one count of attempted indecent liberties with a child.

John Allen Burt, Republican anti-abortion activist, convicted of sexually molesting a 15 year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.

Neil Bush, brother or G. W. Bush, in a March 2003 divorce deposition, admitted repeatedly having sex with strange women who just showed up at his room while on an Asian business trip. (Overshadowing the sex scandal; the business scandal--see link.)

Richard A. Delgaudio, Republican fund-raiser and Bush pioneer, was found guilty of child porn charges.

Jack W. Gardner, Republican Councilman, had been convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.

Philip Giordano, Republican mayor sentenced to 37 years for forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex on him in his City Hall office.

Rush Limbaugh, triple-divorcee, 30-pill a day drug addict. In 2006, returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic, Limbaugh was detained by customs agents for several hours after they found a bottle of Viagra prescribed to someone else in his luggage.

Pat McPherson, Douglas County Election Commissioner, resigned a day after being ticketed on suspicion of fondling a 17-year-old girl who was dressed as a restaurant mascot.

Brent Parker Utah State Representative. Arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover officer posing as a male prostitute.
Stephen White, infamous for preaching against homosexuality and sexual promiscuity at Yale and other college campuses, was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Andrew Buhr, Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Richard Gardner, a Nevada State Representative (R), admitted to molesting his two daughters. 34% of those who voted in Assembly District 34 preferred Gardner to the Democratic candidate.

Howard Scott Heldreth, anti-abortion activist who gained fame during the Shiavo media-circus, was convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002.

Tom Randall, Republican petition drive manager of Orange County, CA, pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.

Keith Westmoreland, a Tennessee state representative (R), was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).[88] Not long afterwards, Westmoreland committed suicide.

Randal David Ankeney, Republican activist, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces 6 charges related to getting a 13-year-old girl stoned on pot and then having sex with her. [90] Also accused of sexually assaulting another girl.

Parker J. Bena, Republican activist and Bush Elector, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (including children as young as 3 years old) on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Kevin Coan, Republican St. Louis Election Board official, arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet.

John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child.

Donald "Buzz" Lukens, Republican Congressman from Ohio, was found guilty of having sex with a minor - a girl he was accused of sleeping with since she was 13. Lukens was convicted in March, 1996, on five counts of bribery and conspiracy related to actions he took while in Congress.

Nicholas Morency, Republican anti-abortion activist, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor .

Larry Jack Schwarz, Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, fired after child pornography was found in his possession. With his political career over, he went to work in the hard-core pornography industry for Platinum X Pictures, owned by his daughter, porn starlet Jewel De'Nyle (Stephany Schwarz).

Tom Shortridge. Republican campaign consultant, was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Keola Childs, Republican County Councilman, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child.

Matthew Glavin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in the Clinton Impeachment, and many anti-gay jihads, has been arrested multiple times for public indecency, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him.

Earl Kimmerling, sentenced to 40 years in prison after he confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Whew! Busy little fuckers, them conservatives.

Still with us? Okay, the other charges seem to stem from Heather Mallick's unkind assessment of the Palin family in her article. The use of the term "white trash" causes some discomfort, as well as the references to Palin's daughter. Evidently, Mr Carlin lives in a bubble since he supposes there is no factual basis for the opinion that Palin supporters are white trash. Why how ever could one find documentary evidence to support such an outrage? Let's just go back to that infernal Google shall we Mr Carlin... this time searching for "Palin supporters". No lefty homo bias or nothing in that search string. And coming in at No. 3 on the list, asking that musical question
How Many Palin Supporters Believe Demons Shape Our Politics? is the Irregular Times. Let's go to the quotes shall we?

The following are a few of the comments that have been made by people finding out about Sarah Palin’s connection to Thomas Muthee, the witch hunting pastor who is once again visiting the Wasilla Assembly of God church this coming weekend:

“The demons are real and cause much trouble. Just look at America. We have forsaken GOD and his son Jesus Christ, and Harry Potter is the new god we are teaching our children. Is it any wonder that our civilization is faltering. Every nation that has fogotten GOD has been cast down to hell. Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.”

“he [Muthee] and she [Palin] are up against Obama this time…a candidate for AntiChrist of the Last Days”

“Witches are a serious problem, and Africans seem to recognise the spiritual realm much more than northern europeans.”

“Spiritual warfare is real, I have experienced this myself, though not to the degree described here. I have also been a part of church services similar to what Sarah Palin describes, where ministers have spoken to people about things they could not have known beforehand. God does work through others. Given the media basis, I’m sure some of the accounts given of Pastor Muthee’s Kenyan ministries is skewed to make Palin look bad.
Creationism should be taught in schools, it is much more plausible than Evolution. In fact, Evolution is being increasingly discredited at an expanding rate while evidence of ‘intelligent design’ is being accepted my more and more scientist.”

“We are not fighting against only politicians but demons as well. The Bible says that the god of this world is Satan.”

“Praise Jesus . . . and praise Pastor Muthee for recognizing their is evil in the world. God expects us to pray to ward off evil . . . and evil is everywhere my friends.”

“There is significant evidence that witches and witch doctors actually do things to people - heal, curse, etc. We ultra-rationalists in the West want to believe that there is nothing outside our understanding, but that is only faulty logic.”

“You basic generic secular humanist American does not understand Christianity or African witchcraft. African witches are trained to kill through poisons mostly or other means as needed. They target people specifically. This is to obtain finances or power. Spiritual warfare is important to Christians and it does have amazing results but it will always be downplayed and mocked the the secular population.”

“Evil spirits are real and they control many people in Washington, New York and especially Hollywood. It’s time for reality people. You cannot deny that Lohan and others like her are not being manipulated by evil spirits.”

“Witches are the tool of satan to bring chaos and fear upon humanity, but thank God for Pastors that recognize Gods power is greater than satan. Go Sarah!!”

“Witches and witchcraft are very prevalent in foreign countries, and by the way, demons are very real too not just something Hollywood dreamed up.”

“You say I do not believe that mumbo jumbo about the Devil and Demons! But I ask you what you base that belief on, is it a feeling you have in your gut, or maybe you took your position because someone you respect did not believe in Christ or were you enlightened by a university professor?”

“It’s too bad the libs are so satanic. God Bless the USA.”

“Witchcraft is real and talked about in The Bible. So is Spiritual Warfare. To deny a God takes more faith than accepting One.”

“Witchcraft and demon procession are real and have been around since the beginning of time.”

“I attended just last night a prayer service where a woman involved in witchcraft was freed from demonic posession.”

I suppose we can forgive the Ombudsman for failing to try and verify any of these wild claims in the Mallick article, after all that Google search returned 6,230,000 hits but it took an aching, eternal 0.33 seconds to do it. Why in this day of high speed latte sipping elitism, that's an eon. The fact that Sarah Palin is a religious lunatic is entirely her own business and certainly shouldn't be an impediment to her seeking the second most powerful office in the world. In this new, liberal minded millennium we need to open our minds and hearts to a diversity of opinions and beliefs. As long as it isn't those evil muzzies from Terrorstan, just wave a crucifix and it is all good. Paging Governor Koresh to the white courtesy phone. Still, charges of being white trash are a little harsh, no? After all, Palin's meteoric rise hasn't been checkered by anything scandalous. Using her high office to settle a family vendetta against her sister's ex-husband, a state trooper, nothing white trash about that. Allegedly firing Alaska's state police chief for refusing to shit-can the brother in law, what? Jeez, you'd think it was white trashy for the lady's husband to refuse to co-operate with investigators and be required by subpoena to appear at hearings investigating the charges. Never mind that the
not-at-all-white-trash Palin supporters are claiming that Obama operatives are somehow manipulating the Alaska state investigative process, up there in the state where Palin is governor.

As for those quality family values, there has yet to be an explanation tendered for the mysterious and risky behaviour of the governor, flying the length of the continent after her water broke to have her most recent of five kids. As for the daughter, modelling the kind of family values that Republicans are famous for, the governor's eldest is pregnant at 17. I feel really sorry for the child and the child she is about to have. Because that family has dragged her into the business of smiling and acting like nothing is wrong, they trumpeted the engagement of the girl to her self-professed "fucking redneck" baby daddy and McCain campaign operatives have been quoted celebrating the idea of a pre-election wedding (shotgun only implied) as a front page event that will bust the campaign momentum down for a week. That poor girl is being exploited on the altar of mommy's bright white trash ambitions. The Palin/McCain campaign are the ones responsible for making a spectacle out of the girl. White trash, I think the evidence is mounting, don't you Mr Carlin?

On, there does not
appear to be a wide range of “pointy” views.

Ahem... Rex fuckin' Murphy. Sir, if you must spout off at the behest of the masters from Fox, at least make an attempt to cover the stink of bullshit. It is as though you and the management of the CBC think we, the general public who pay your wage, are stupid.

Opinion and analysis should be clearly labeled and not lumped together. If an item is
meant to be satiric, it should be labeled as such.

Oh how silly of me, you
do think we're stupid. Reading Mallick's piece we are obviously not bright enough to recognize satire without a flashing light reminding us that this is not a dissertation, litany or insurance manual. You Mr Carlin and your complicit and cowardly superiors have buckled to pressure from a handful of pearl clutching ninnies and let us not forget what put the real fear in your quisling heart. You betrayed one of your own freelancers because you were scared of the noisy reaction. You have become enemies of freedom and liberty, engaging in censorship at the behest of the liars who pretend to support freedom of speech. Most telling is the incredibly slanted question you report with a timorous quaver in your typing...

I even
received a phone call from the Fox News web outlet inquiring whether the views
expressed represented the position of Canadians and “the Government of Canada.”

CBC is being run by cowards, it seems. Change your britches little man, the scary people will go away now that you've bent a knee and given in to their ignorant demands.


Frank Frink said...

This is all part of setting up CBC for sale to private interests once Extra Large Family Economy Sized Stephen has his precioussssss majority.

I'm getting a strong sense of precisely which buzzard is already hovering above the anticipated feast of maggoty carrion.

Lindsay Stewart said...

ah so close docter frank, first on the block will be the crtc. after all, we know that government regulation is anathema. and with those pernicious no ggodniks milling about, ol' massa fox ain't goin' get in that henhouse.

Lindsay Stewart said...

hey get a preview button.

goodniks, d'oh.

Frank Frink said...

Agree, psa. Of course it would be CRTC first. Canadian ownership requirements? Canadian content regulations? Not with Teh Preciousssss Majority. That was the unspoken given.

Ti-Guy said...

It just unnerves me that FucksNoise makes a big production out of a taxpayer-funded public broadcaster while the rest of us are supposed to look at all the Bush administration payola that's been doled out to generate propaganda that FucksNoise favours its audience with and pretend that's somehow different.

This is how fascism starts...with Gleichschaltung

sooey said...

Wow. She really touched a nerve with that sexual inadequacy fact about Republicans, eh?

Unknown said...

Louisiana guy is David Vitter, rather than Vittner. That's David Vitter, hypocrite. Important to get these guys' names right. They deserve all the exposure we can give them.

Mike said...

The CBC, especially CBC Radio, has been drifting right ever since Harper took over in 2006. don't expect it to be sold, expect it to be transformed into the Harper Faux News type propaganda arm.

Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of the bootlickers Rabinovitch and Stursberg and there might be a tiny chance of saving the CBC from becoming Faux "News." Probably not, though. They'd just be replaced by other wingnuts.

I'm so grieved at the loss of the integrity of the CBC. Shall we start our own? :-)

Luna said...

Awesome post. Thank you.

Is there a list of democrat pervs out there too? I'd like to make a compare and contrast and send 'em to my neocon father-in-law.

Lindsay Stewart said...

i'm sure the democratic perv list exists somewhere shannon. i don't think it would be unkind or incorrect to suggest that those who hanker after power tend toward the kinky.

sooey said...

Isn't the CBC's head of news, John Cruikshank, a Conrad Blackster?