Friday, April 21, 2017

Follow the Money

Hi there! I'm fine! 

There's a horrible rumor that the reason I didn't post anything on Thursday was because I had been accused of sexually harrassing myself. 

No, I was just busy. 

Someone perhaps a little less busy in the days to come is newly unemployed pontificator Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly was a pompous full of himself windbag who positioned himself as the smartest person in the room when he was the only one in the room.  

With Trump in the White House, we are now reaping the harvest of pain from the whirlwind that Bill and his ilk over at Fox News have been sewing for years.   

But there's enough people talking about Bill. Boo friggin' hoo! The damage is done as Tucker Carlson, grown in a Fox News lab, takes Bill's time slot. And the crew from The Five might be coming along too. More about them at the end of today's post.  

I wanted to turn my attention to another ring wing ranting machine, Alex Jones. He's the host of a radio show called Info Wars where Jones goes on rants against Democrats and government in general. Jones' spins elaborate conspiracy theories that shatter the limits of reason and sanity.  

Theories such as:  

  • Hillary Clinton is a witch who is responsible for the Dallas shootings.
  • Orlando, and Sandy Hook, and Boston, and Brussels, etc. were ‘false flags.’
  • The government has a 'weather weapon' that 'can create and steer groups of tornadoes.'
  • The 9/11 attacks were an inside job. 
  • The American government is making us gay with chemicals so we'll have less children.  
I should point out that Donald Trump is (I mean IS as in present tense in the Oval Office with a nuclear button) a big fan. Some of Trump's wilder claims have been sourced back to Alex Jones and Info Wars.  

So here's why we're talking about this prattling dickweed today.

Jones got divorced in 2015. (So ladies! He's SINGLE!). But the fallout from that divorce continues with Alex Jones currently in a nasty and protracted custody battle.

His ex-wife’s claims that the InfoWars founder is “not a stable person". Just listen to Info Wars for crying out loud! So she asserts he should not have any custody of their children.  

But Jones has countered with this: his raving, ranting, conspiracy theory spinning role on Info wars is “performance art.”


Jones’ lawyer said, “He’s playing a character. He is a performance artist.”

It's a performance that has an audience in the fucking white House and with millions of stupid... excuse, brain impaired morons who support Trump. I mean, they STILL support Trump although Trump's 1st 100 days in office have been riddled with one fucked up debacle after another. 

Alex Jones: performance artist? 

OK, sure. 

The thing is TV and radio and the internet is littered with a shitload of "performance artists". Nobody ever got rich having reasonable discussions about policy. No, you get rich by being LOUD and ANGRY which draws an audience and advertisers.  

Sarah Palin may have been a reasonable person at some point in her life. Then she discovered droppin' her "g's", yelling a lot & blaming Obama for everything was making her rich.  

I actually listened to Rush Limbaugh back in the 1990's. He was big blowhard who spoke loud and carried a big stick but he was genuinely interesting to listen to. Then Rush realized that if he spoke LOUDER and USED the big stick on everything on the left, he made more money. 

Maybe Sean Hannity once...

No, I can't go there. Sean has always been a dick.  

No one gets rich promoting liberal ideas. But standing and boldly defending God and family and wholesome conservative values, that's where the money is. 

Who else figured that out? Alex Jones: performance artist. 

Follow the money. 

Going back to Bill O'Reilly, Fox News didn't fire Bill for being an awful human-like entity. No, they fired him because they were losing advertisers. Losing money. 

Money was going out the door. So too exit Bill O'Reilly. 

Follow the money.  

Bill's departure is not going to make Fox News an instantly better place for women, not when shit like this is still happening. On TV. Where we can see it 

The Fox News panel, The Five, was discussing immigration laws; Bob Beckel went off the rails about his comments not being taken for facts.

To which Kim Guilfoyle said, “Waah, waah, crybaby. Call your camp counselor.”

“Call your dressmaker,” Beckel replied.

“And give him a raise,” Guilfoyle shot back, gesturing toward her outfit. “That’s what I’m saying. That’s what I’m saying.”

Gutfeld replied to Guilfoyle: “You are giving America a raise.”

“Oh my god,” Guilfoyle replied.

Here's a screen shot from that day's show. 

To quote the immortal wisdom of Z Z Top, "She's got legs; she knows how to use them."  

OK, that screen shot's not very clear. Here's some better samples of Kim Guilfoyle's earlier work. 

OK, I'll say it: "Damn!" 

But Kim Guilfoyle is an attorney and the subject was about immigration laws. Gutfeld, not winning the argument from his position on the issue, opted to make Kim's appearance an issue. In other words, "Shut up! You're only here to be a boner pill for angry racists!"  

Yes, Kim has got legs; she knows how to use them. And she's not dangling those legs on a CNN set. She's using them on Fox where the money is.

Follow the money.  

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