Friday, April 17, 2009

Mainstream Media Vulgarity: Red Eye Video: The Crude, The Rude, The Teabagging

The mainstream media parties on April 15th made a bigger splash than the TEA parties held around the country...if, that is, you still watch the degenerates at work. That splash we're hearing is in the toilet. As 200,000+ gathered (some estimates are as high as 750,000) at town squares, court house plazas, and veteran's parks all over the U.S. to protest policies of out-of-control spending and unfair and high taxes, the mainstream media laughed themselves silly as they marveled that:

...everyone involved is apparently unaware of what the term "teabagging" means.
According to these sophmores, "There is only one thing in all the world worth noting about the people behind these things," - and that one thing is talk about teabagging. Fox News explains it this way:

For CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use the word "teabagging" in a sentence.

Teabagging, for those who don't live in a frat house, refers to a sexual act involving part of the male genitalia and a second person's face or mouth.
Rachel Maddow and Air America's Ana Marie Cox:

Now, no laughing off set or I will lose it!" begged Maddow, "I'm only barely making it through as it is." She said this BEFORE Cox joined the segment. From there, it just got better: "Who wouldn't want to tea bag John McCain?" Cox asked. "This is all part of the midterm strategy," she added. "You know it's going to be teabagging 24/7 when it comes to the midterms." And it shall be. Of this you can be certain.
Keith Olberman, MSNBC, had this to say:
Well, the teabagging is all over, except for the cleanup. And that will be my last intentional double entendre on this one at least until the end of this segment.
Olberman lied. Of course, there was much more. You can read Olberman and Jeanane Garafolo's comments at Right Pundits, and see the video of the interview as well. CNN's Anderson Cooper's performance was done with a straight face according to Red Eye. The video is hilarious, as host Greg Gutfeld and gang skewer Cooper, and MSNBC's David Shuster. A warning: this is a verbally X-rated video. Expect cheeky jokes and more. If you find this whole matter offensive, I suggest you skip the video. For everyone else, see it here.

MSNBC's David Shuster weaved a tapestry of "Animal House" humor Monday as he filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann.

The protests, he explained, amount to "Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it."

He described the parties as simultaneously "full-throated" and "toothless," and continued: "They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending." Shuster also noted how the protesters "whipped out" the demonstrations this past weekend.

Brent Bozell, president of Media Research, said the media coverage was "insulting."
I've never seen anything like it," Bozell said. "The oral sex jokes on (CNN) and particularly MSNBC on teabagging ... they had them by the dozens. That's how insulting they were toward people who believe they're being taxed too highly." Max Pappas, public policy vice president at FreedomWorks -- a small-government group which promoted the tea parties -- said it's a "shame" media outlets cracked jokes at a genuine "grassroots uprising." "I think what that reveals is how worried they are that this might actually be something serious. You make fun of things you're afraid of, I'd say," Pappas said. If anyone thinks the orally charged remarks on mainstream cable were just a coincidence, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's segments over the past week with guest, Air America's Ana Marie Cox, would dissolve all doubt. Their on-air gymnastics, dancing around the double entendre of the week, looked like live-action Beavis and Butthead. By one count, the two of them used the word "teabag" more than 50 times on one show. And on Monday, Cox even let the viewers in on their joke -- referencing Urban dictionary.com, a site which offers a number of colorful definitions for the term "teabagging." "Well, there is a lot of love in teabagging," Cox said. "It is curious, though, as you point out, they do not use the verb 'teabag.' It might be because they're less enthusiastic about teabagging than some of the more corporate conservatives who seem to have taken to it quite easily."
This bunch, The Rude and The Crude...they think they're cute. What do you think?I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.

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