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Limbaugh: Media will go along with FCC plan to ‘monitor’ them


The media, Limbaugh said, might very well cooperate with the “monitoring” program as a way to “get even closer to Obama” and “impress” him:

“Remember, Obama’s the king. They all serve the guy. They’re all on the same team.”

Then Limbaugh predicted that the FCC got the idea from journalism professors.

“Folks, if you don’t think that that’s entirely possible, you are not paying attention to what’s going on,” he told his audience. “There is no journalism anymore. (…) The purpose of the media in New York and Washington is to advance the Democrat Party agenda.”

The liberal media’s strange silence about this proposal simply serves as proof, he said.

“There isn’t any reaction to this where you would think there would be,” Limbaugh pointed out. “It is conservatives standing up to defend the media. They’re not standing up in righteous outrage or indignation over what would happen to them.”


Good news: DJ’s behind ‘gay dads birthday party’ hoax suspended

Raising awareness!!!!




Enlightened, liberal Europeans ran ‘human zoos’ well into the 20th century

…even after America stopped:

The Brussels 1958 World’s Fair kept a Congolese village on display. Even as late as April 1994, an Ivory Coast village was kept as part of an African safari in Port-Saint-Père (Planète Sauvage), near Nantes, France.

In Germany, as late as 2005, Augsburg’s zoo in Germany had similar exhibits. In August 2005, London Zoo also displayed humans wearing fig leaves, and in 2007, Adelaide Zoo housed people in a former ape enclosure by day. They were, of course, allowed to return home at night, unlike many of the earlier incarnations of these racist displays.



Springsteen compounds ‘Highway To Hell’ abomination with addition of… Eddie Vedder

That song already has a melody, Bruce. No need to invent a new one…



‘Here’s Why Jews Are Our Own Worst Enemy’

Laura Rosen Cohen writes about Abe Foxman’s latest stupendous idiocy:

These Jews are a danger to the Jewish people.

Their denial is so thick and so amoral that it is difficult sometimes to find the words to express my utter disgust and contempt.

By fighting the last war against the German Nazis over and over in their heads, they endanger living Jews. But they will never learn.

It’s so cozy to be a professional Jew, fighting the ghosts of WW2 over and over and never facing the real threats to the Jewish people.




Dear gays: This is why people don’t like you.

You’re welcome!

Then my second thought was: how long before we find out that this entire story is a hoax? I told my wife it would be two weeks. I was wrong. It took one week. A couple of days ago, the inevitable inevitably happened. We discovered that the Tale of the Anti Gay RSVP was, in fact, a complete fabrication, cooked up by a morning radio show.

Don’t worry, they say they only wanted to “start a conversation.”

Mission accomplished. Conversation started.

Well, it wasn’t so much a ‘conversation’ as it was an excuse for a bunch of nincompoops to spew tired old anti-Christian and anti-conservative clichés – but I guess that’s what passes for dialogue these days.



Two new books, two conflicting takes on Kitty Genovese story


The people of Kew Gardens — before that, a relatively crime-free neighborhood where few bothered locking their doors — were referred to in the press as monsters.

But as journalist Kevin Cook details in his new book, “Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America” (W.W. Nor­ton), some of the real thoughtlessness came from a police commissioner who lazily passed a falsehood to a journalist, and a media that fell so deeply in love with a story that it couldn’t be bothered to determine whether it was true. (…)

One could argue that Genovese became a legend not on the day she was killed, but 10 days later, when New York City Police Commissioner Michael “Bull” Murphy had lunch with The New York Times’ new city editor — later to become the paper’s executive ­editor — Abe Rosenthal.


Genovese, who was 28 years old when she was killed on March 13, 1964, in the hallway of her two-story apartment building on Austin Street, is the subject of a new book by Catherine Pelonero, who re-examined the case and found many new details about one of the most infamous murders in New York City history.

In her book, “Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences,” scheduled to be published in March, Pelonero gives a detailed and chilling account of Winston Moseley’s fatal attack on Genovese….



‘You Wouldn’t Believe What I Saw in the Dachau Gift Shop’

Before I go any further, a confession:

This photograph would get me fired by the Associated Press, which has strict rules about manipulating imagery. I manipulated this image by moving the Philip Roth biography to the spot just below the Woody Allen biography in order to intensify the deep ridiculousness of a concentration camp gift shop selling biographies of Philip Roth and Woody Allen. The Roth biography had previously sat on an adjacent rack, alongside biographies of Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud.

In the absence of dispositive answers but knowing a bit about how modern-day German culture objectifies Jews in odd and somewhat disconcerting ways, my best guess is that these biographies are meant to suggest to visitors, especially German ones, that Jews are, in fact, really quite excellent — for one thing, they’re funny! — and therefore the Nazis were idiots for trying to annihilate them.



‘For women, it’s more culturally acceptable to be introverted, although it’s getting harder and harder’

Dr. Helen writes:

It seems to me that our society emphasizes women who are extroverts as the ideal, at least to feminists, hence slogans like “well-behaved women seldom make history.” Also it seems to depend on how and what people say as to what is “culturally acceptable.” If you are a liberal woman who is extroverted, the society listens; if you are a libertarian introvert, not so much — except to say “shut up.”

As I was, er, saying…


Jim Goad: Diary of an Expatriate Ice Person

Jim Goad writes:

My continental ancestry renders me a member of what Professor Leonard Jeffries would categorize as “Ice People.” According to Jeffries, Ice People are the blue-eyed devils of the frozen North whose cruel, violent, and selfish nature stands in shameful contrast to that of the dark-hued “Sun People,” who hail from warmer climes and are therefore warmer in spirit and more community-oriented. (…)

Sadly for Jeffries and his melanin-rich ilk, such social warmth hasn’t generated much in the way of technology—if it takes them a whole village to raise a child, I’d imagine it takes them a whole country to build a chair.


How did we survive before ‘studies’? Best comedians are neurotic, aggressive men


Look at the stable of writers Tina Fey hired for “30 Rock”: a huge majority of them were men (eight of her top 10 most-used scribes were guys, according to


Hard to believe: ‘Get Carter’ (1971) bombed


What I get up to when I’m supposed to be working. Back tomorrow…

“Ziggy Stardust Came From Isleworth”: a BBC Radio 4 doc about Vince Taylor…

Ziggy Stardust was a rock and roll fantasy. But David Bowie’s fictional rockstar, around whom his 1972 album, stage show, and film were built, was inspired by a real performer, Vince Taylor, born in Isleworth, Middlesex. This programme uncovers the truth about a singer whose wild lifestyle ultimately destroyed him, but in so doing he gave rise to a myth that transcended glam-rock and science fiction.

His record “Brand New Cadillac” remains to this day a British rock ‘n’ roll classic, covered later by The Clash.

But Vince was frustrated by his limited success in Britain and, already displaying the unpredictable behaviour and volcanic temper that were to dog him for the rest of his days, he moved to France where the “ye-ye” crowd really went wild for him. They called him ‘Le Diable Noir’ – the Black Devil.

Decked out in black leathers, chains, kohl eye make-up and with his hair greased up into a high pompadour he was immediately signed to the French Barclay label. But fuelled by alcohol and drugs Vince’s behaviour became increasingly erratic. At a party he tried LSD for the first time. In his state of mind at the time it was absolutely the very last thing that he needed.

Vince Taylor underwent a kind of public breakdown at his next gig, where he started claiming he was a divine being. David Bowie bumped into him in London and later said: “Vince Taylor was the inspiration for Ziggy…He always stayed in my mind as an example of what can happen in rock n roll. I’m not sure if I held him up as an idol or as something not to become. There was something very tempting about him going completely off the edge.”


How the Beatles Put America’s Teen Idols in a State of Shock

(Speaking of famous people you’ve never heard of…)

When the market switched from individual singers to groups (in part because groups give you multiple components to market — “Who is YOUR favorite Beatle?” etc., but those English accents were a big part of it, too.

(Although that didn’t help Billy Fury, Marty Wilde et al — whose accents weren’t exotic back home but for some reason didn’t give them any new cache in the states — mostly because they sang with semi-American ones.)

“We were basically pawns to people like Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who were record producers and were older than us and had record deals with Atlantic and with United Artists. Basically they would find some songs or write some songs and they would produce these records for us that became hits. It was a different thing where the Beatles actually went into the studio and played this stuff and wrote this stuff. So they were so far ahead of where we were.

“We were the opening act for the Stones at Carnegie Hall and we met with them in the dressing room. The Stones went on and then Murray the K, the disc jockey running the show said, ‘You guys gotta close the second show or there’s gonna be a riot.’ We said, ‘We can’t follow these guys.’ He said, ‘You gotta.’ So the Stones go on and the girls are screaming and jumping and going crazy and then Murray the K says, ‘Right now from Brooklyn, New York, Jay and the Americans!’ And we come out and we’re doing these ridiculous steps, wearing alpaca sweaters and dickeys. And we’re singing ‘Only in America’ and the audience is getting up and running out of Carnegie Hall. We finished the song and we had cleared it. It was empty. I went home and I thought, ‘S—, I’d better get a guitar.’”


So I’m watching forgotten 1970s disaster film ‘Rollercoaster’ and thinking…

“Wait: This is The Hindenberg (1975) in an amusement park…”

When the movie ended, Robert Osbourne noted that the same screenwriters wrote both movies.

Sometimes I amaze even myself.

Did anyone else see The Hindenberg in the theatres, and at the end of the film — when the very last thing they tell you during that roll call coda is that the crated dog on board survived — everyone in the audience cheered? It was the most satisfying thing in the movie.