Thursday, January 03, 2019

Journalist questions if Orange Man Bad

Forget The Onion. Life is starting to imitate Babylon Bee. Bill Arkin left NBC as a military affairs analyst, accusing of the network of being so opposed to President Donald John Trump that it is now supporting wars that Trump wants to drop.

Even more confusing for Arkin is that he agrees with President Trump.

In a 2,278-word memo to his colleagues -- which is three times the length of your average newspaper column -- Arkin lashed out at NBC for being obsessed with The Donald.

Arkin wrote, "For me I realized how out of step I was when I looked at Trump’s various bumbling intuitions: his desire to improve relations with Russia, to denuclearize North Korea, to get out of the Middle East, to question why we are fighting in Africa, even in his attacks on the intelligence community and the FBI. 

"Of course he is an ignorant and incompetent impostor. And yet I’m alarmed at how quick NBC is to mechanically argue the contrary, to be in favor of policies that just spell more conflict and more war. Really? We shouldn’t get out Syria? We shouldn’t go for the bold move of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula? 

"Even on Russia, though we should be concerned about the brittleness of our democracy that it is so vulnerable to manipulation, do we really yearn for the Cold War? And don’t even get me started with the FBI: What? We now lionize this historically destructive institution?"

This is hilarious.

No, I did not make this up.

Arkin has played the devil's advocate about wars and the military ("and don’t even get me started with the FBI"). Along comes a president who agrees with him, and Arkin cannot handle it.

12 comments:

  1. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, Lefties gotta be contrary.

    If Nixon had've grown his hair long, all the hippies would've gone out and got crew cuts.

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  2. At least he's got enough sense to recognize the cognitive dissonance.

    I can remember when liberal news outlets would rather chew their arms off rather than hire wiretapping FBI and CIA Directors as on-air commentators. Now it's All Pravda, All the Time.

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  3. They make money from disaster, anxiety, blood shed, failure. They all draw attention which is the goal because their economic life is controlled by advertising, as is most of the world. On the other hand, Trump is not a slave to their own masters, unlike his professionally genuflecting predecessor or worse the drunken failure in whom they invested massive sums and under whose reign they were promised a matching throne. Hatred of Trump is visceral as well as practical in many of their kingdoms. Opposition to peace and prosperity will make them money from strife but also serves to calm their guts better than vodka. A twofer at a cost of ravaging a country that made them rich but which they hate because it isn't all theirs to twist and torture at will. When you are never grateful there is never enough to possess or consume.

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  4. In fairness, if I found myself on the same side of an issue as the Democrats I would do a quick mental review to ensure that I wasn't making a mistake.

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  5. Pretty rich from folks who think Congress needs to fund the construction of a wall they were promised over and over (and over) that Mexico would pay for.

    Is it a wall or a fence now? Seems to change from moment to moment.

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    1. From moment to moment......molecules moving hither, thither and yon....racing to and fro....within your meat melon brain.....ever changing.....ever busy.....always dashing here and there.....the slightest diviation from intended path from point A to point B and.....poof....ya just cut a brain fart.


      Now say, Excuse Me, Please......

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  6. And yet all of these things that the Libs once believed or wished for are being accomplished by an "ignorant and incompetent imposter." The very same ignorant incompetent who in 2016 beat Queen Hillary, the most experienced and brilliant woman ever to run for the presidency. Whadda ya know? Apparently it takes a dunce to get great things done? Of course, they said the same thing about Abraham Lincoln, too.

    Iapetus

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    1. "I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals. They were like from a movie. Better looking than Tom Cruise, & stronger. And I had more generals than I've ever seen, & we were at the bottom of this incredible room. I said, 'this is greatest room I've ever seen.'" --Stable Genius Extraordinaire

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    2. If you are paying attention to his words and not his actions, his plan worked perfectly. There are none so blind as he who will not see. Makes you an unstable idiot, Anon. -Dee

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    3. The Left are cats and Donald Trump's Twitter account is a laser pointer.

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  7. The generals who were there when obama left office could not have principles. If they had principles they would have resigned. They may have been no better than the fbi brass.

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  8. We're at the stage in Trump's presidency where nobody can argue against his policies, so they look for ways to support them while still signalling virtue.

    "Trump is an idiot, but..."

    Well. Somebody is the idiot. Thanks for playing.

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