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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:47 AM

"These dogs don't hunt." Cartoon critique of media by 2 DUers in 2003. Jen6 and SoCalDem. Kudos.

I believe this was created in 2003 during all our anger and frustration with the lapdog media that never questioned George Bush at all. There is a lot of stuff in the picture. Bush is petting the head of the Fox dog. NPR is hiding behind the chair in confusion about its role. Not a single one of them was saying a word about all the lies spinning around us.



It was a brilliant cartoon that needs to be remembered.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:07 AM

1. So, today - with the national debt up another 6 trillon post-little bush -

 

Who is being petted - and who is asking the tough questions?

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:12 AM

2. We are.

Just us I think.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:23 AM

3. Screw the national debt at this point.

It's no longer an issue, really. The teaparty sociopaths have taken over the government, and their benefactors are buying one state at a time. This country is toast. The national debt is a symptom of this fatal illness.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:41 AM

4. Replace "early 2000s MSNBC" dog with "2008-present MSNBC" dog,

that dog would be MAULING Dim Son!

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Response to alp227 (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:48 AM

5. Good point. But back then they fired anti-war Phil Donahue with high ratings.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 05:05 AM

9. And they've not hired one anti-war person since.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:45 AM

6. It's a great cartoon, but when I hear those words,

I hear Molly Ivins, though I believe her words were, "that dog don't hunt." Look at the Faux Snooze dog, he looks happier than a pig in shit.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 03:52 AM

7. It was - and STILL IS - a freakin' brilliant cartoon!!!

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BRILLIANT! Just absolutely nails it. We were there, and yeah, we were about it when it came to asking questions and not drinking the accursed kool-aid. Mainly the outlaws and outsiders who had nothing but the internet. And it looks as though it's gonna be up to us to keep this fact alive and in front of as much of the public as we can. We can't afford to let that horrid time be forgotten or brushed under some rug. Our media, too, needs to be held accountable.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:40 AM

10. You are so right, calimary. Nothing but the internet to keep us sane.

I would yell at the TV until I decided not to even bother with it. It was a shameful time in our country.

I keep thinking they got the sequester crap through, both sides, in spite of us. Again the media did not tell the truth.

Media spin and lack of courage on the part of politicians is killing our country.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 03:48 PM

12. And a lot of it, of course, is because the main thing for getting face time, whether you're

an anchor, host, or guest, is your LOOKS. How you LOOK. How you PHOTOGRAPH. Notice how Pox Noise is, with a few exceptions, wall-to-wall fetching youngish blondes. Notice the big lips (yeah, I'm talking about YOU, michelle malkin, with your plastic blow-up doll lips - where'd you get THOSE done, honey? Love that sex-toy impersonation she does every time she's on camera). Some nice little "scenery" there for the aging white Viagra crowd who believe themselves still to have plenty of fire in the fireplace even with all that snow on the roof. I think roger ailes must find that awfully important - since he's old enough (and out of shape enough) that his masculinity is probably failing now, too, and I'll bet he needs an outrageous amount of stimuli to have even a passing chance at a satisfying evening.

Look at some of the peroxide cuties now routinely dispatched by the RNC and the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute to be guest commentators and panel members and talking heads on other channels. They even have a black and a Latina. MAINLY females. ALWAYS pretty. ALWAYS well made-up and coiffed and dressed. And ALWAYS lots of blondes. nicole wallace. alice stewart. monica crowley. kellyanne conway. margaret hoover. susan del percio. e.d. hill. Even meghan mccain. And of course the megyn kellys and gretchen carlsons - and gretchen carlson has the added luster of being a former Miss America. Remember laurie dhue? GOD, talk about bumper lips - she could give michelle malkin a run for the ol' trailer hitch!

The republi-CONS are shrewd. I'll give them that. They know what appeals. They know how to get to the lizard brain. They know exactly how to get to the exact buttons that need pressing. Fear and sex. They know most of their aging male audience won't really be paying much attention to WHAT the pretty golden-haired girl on TV is saying. All that will resonate with them is she's pretty, she's great to look at, and she's on the "right" side. What a way to slam-dunk the message home and plaster it all over with "this is the 'RIGHT' thing to do!" Just reinforces it. Who cares if there's shit in that box. Look how pretty it's packaged! Nobody cares! Just look at the pretty. Look at the blonde. Watch the birdie. It's all packaged so nicely that it goes down, and sinks in, as easy and slick as Vaseline on silver - as one of my fellow art students in college used to say. Nobody cares. Nobody thinks twice. Nobody even STOPS to think for even a minute. Independent thought and analysis is completely and effectively bypassed.

They've made a long and careful study of this. Take that to the bank. They've made a science out of it and it's the only "science" they take seriously. What do you think most of those "institutes" and "foundations" and "think tanks" have been up to for the past three or four decades? Perception management, imaging, message manipulation, and a careful study of effective delivery systems, that's what.

(Btw - the giveaway there is how, at this late date, they're all whining and moaning about how they didn't message well enough. There's precisely NOTHING in the equation about WHAT they messaged. It's all about the HOW. The HOW is what they're obsessing about, in trying to figure out what went wrong. No one for even an instant is trying to examine WHAT and WHY, it's all about the HOW. Notice how nobody's talking about changing anything they stand for, or moderating what they stand for, or evolving to a more enlightened, voter-friendly, more widely-palatable, or heaven forbid - an even slightly more progressive ideology. They're all talking about how they weren't CONservative ENOUGH. They still don't get that it isn't HOW they messaged that stunk with a majority of Americans. It's WHAT they messaged that stunk. There's only so many blondes and so many flashing lights and bright colors and orchestrations and chimes and ding-dong bells that they can splash all over the ol' TV screen. At the end, it's WHAT THEY STAND FOR. Not HOW cleverly or strategically they word it, state it, decorate it, manipulate it, or disguise it.)

These folks recognize that Americans are predominantly visually-oriented. A majority of Americans processes information visually. Seeing is believing. Show me like in the "Show Me State." So give 'em pretty all over the place and it won't matter WHAT the message is. You can be sure it'll be delivered, regardless. And the targets won't even know what hit 'em. They'll just have swallowed the whole thing, and swallowed it whole. And by the time anybody COULD presumably stop and think, the swallowing has finished, the "meal" has been ingested, the message has been internalized, and it's time for a nice nap. Job complete. Obligation discharged. Done deal. By the time the nap's done, you have a nicely reprogrammed little lemming who's completely sold on whatever crap you spewed through those pretty little blonde mouths on TV who are so easy to watch and so silkily predatory and kill with the pretty designer stilletos they like to wear at the end of those long blonde legs. Notice how when pretty little megyn kelly went stomping off on her little Election Night crusade to the numbers crunchers down the hall, to defend kkkarl rove's honor and election forecasts, the camera pulled out wide so you could see her from head to toe as she approached, and of course she was dressed perfectly and even virginally (oooh, so innocent, too!) in her nice little white outfit with a pretty little flirty skirt, short at the knees, that showed off her slender bare legs.

These CONservative schemers have also conveniently perverted and neutered even the very word "right" to push it all in and further the slam-dunk, but that's another conversation entirely. I'm surprised they don't perch megyn kelly on some big-ass Harley Davidson or something and have her deliver the "news" that way. And dressed in tight black leather for a nice contrast to her bright blonde hair. DAYUM - that'd be the coup de grace!!!! REMEMBER WHO THEY'RE APPEALING TO!!!!

Btw - think I'm kidding? Look at the choice of wife in some of the biggest aging male windbags - john mccain. newt gingrich. shel adelman. mitt wrongney. Even clarence thomas has his very own personal blonde at his arm. Hell, they all even have donald trump on THEIR arms (even though he's got a brunette for a change - but the first two were, reliably, blondes).

I also notice that there are select blacks (mostly male, though) who speak for republi-CONS, and an occasional Latina as a GOP spokesperson (on CNN), but it's mainly fetching white blondes. With the nice makeup, the chic fashions, and of course, that fancy eye-catching golden hair.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 04:38 AM

8. I Love You. Please don't give up.

 

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:53 PM

11. All you need to update is a Tea Party member sitting in that chair and a female

MSNBC dog looking aggressive. Good job well done So Cal and Jen!

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