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If you were channel surfing last Wednesday night, you might have caught a trifecta of WND-bashing and Farah-faulting.
Let’s start at the bottom of the media barrel – Keith Olbermann on Al Gore’s Current TV.
I’m not just “the worst person in the world,” a distinction I earned numerous times on Olbermann’s old MSNBC show before he was righteously fired.
Now Olbermann has found a new honorific for me – “the worstest person in the world.” How bad is “worstest” to Olbermann? Worse even than Fox News chief Roger Ailes, whom he would like to see in prison.
And what makes me so bad?
I flew a banner asking “Where’s the real birth certificate?” over the Dallas Cowboys stadium prior to the game with the New York Giants last weekend. Olbermann thinks it was a mistake because it was a night game.
I’m touched that Olbermann is so concerned we missed our target audience by arranging a flight prior to the game. But not only did most of the 95,000 or so fans see the banner because they arrived early to the game for tail-gate parties and the best parking spots, but, thanks to the media reports like Olbermann’s and dozens of others, the banner was actually viewed by millions. Of course, the audience of Olbermann’s new show didn’t contribute much to that total. In fact, I’m pretty sure more people will view it right here.
Contributions to Farah’s fund for more flights like this and to erecting billboards around the country that ask the simple question, “Where’s the real birth certificate?” are gratefully accepted here.
But that was just the beginning.
Next up, CNN’s Anderson Cooper gets into the act – following a nearly identical script: Farah’s wasting WND’s money flying advertising banners that no one will see. Ha ha ha. Isn’t that funny – as CNN airs video footage of the stunt! I know CNN’s ratings are hurting, too, but Cooper provided a virtual infomercial – including pitching “Where’s the real birth certificate?” yard signs on sale in the WND Superstore.
Lastly, but not leastly, there’s Stephen Colbert. I’m told more people watch Colbert than Cooper and Olbermann together.
No, Colbert did not steal his script from George Soros’ Media Matters team. He came up with an original hook to bash WND.
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Colbert zeroed in on the WND White House correspondent’s question at a recent briefing about the repeal of military regulations against bestiality. Ha ha ha. To Colbert, like the White House, it’s not a serious issue. It’s a big joke. But following the controversy over this press conference, the U.S. Congress reimposed the ban on bestiality in the military.
Maybe all these news jokesters think they’re having the last laugh on me, on WND and you.
But I don’t feel that way.
I think the joke’s on them.
None of them are news people.
Olbermann was a sports clown who worked his way up the ladder at ESPN. What credentials does he have as a news person or commentator? He’s a left-wing zealot, an extremist, a name-caller. But there’s always a job for people like that in the media – even if he is now working his way down the ladder. (By the way, when the top of the ladder for you was MSNBC, you don’t have that far to go before you hit bottom.)
Cooper was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His first actual reporting job was as a correspondent for ABC News. That’s the kind of jump that few outside Chelsea Clinton can make. He’s oh-so hip and is probably best known for coining the term “tea-bagger” for the tea-party activists. Word is he’s going to shock us all during the February ratings sweep by announcing he’s “gay.” Believe me, this won’t be a shock to any semi-conscious American. After appearing on the cover of “OUT” magazine, the surprise would be if he were straight.
Colbert is, of course, an actor, an entertainer, an improvisational performer. There’s no denying he can be funny. But funny doesn’t mean smart. It doesn’t mean right. It doesn’t mean there is any truth in anything he says.
So what’s the lesson here?
There’s another lesson, too. When people are sniping at you, you probably must pose some threat to them.
I’ll let you think about that one.