Archive for the ‘Shut The Freud Up – Video Collection’ Category
An excellent puma blog, Autographed Letter Signed, has an exquisite new post, detailing the exact same sense as this blog has experienced over the last two years. Namely, stunned exasperation at the media’s role during the recent election cycle, and heartache at the way Democrats turned against the Clintons, Hillary specially.
As painful as all of that recapitulation is, this post by Kathy Barkulis is a must read. It’s simply, Pure Puma.
Why do I post it here? Well, turns out Barkulis is the same person as the lady we saw during the CNN-Tax Tea Party confrontation video. Who knew?
When I finished reading that post, and only then found out that the author was that same person as in the video below, believe me, it was a deja vu moment, a Harriet Christian moment, if you will. That, is not too surprising either, as it was exactly a year ago that that lady burst on the scene, and won herself over as the original she-puma.
Do go and read the post. Click on the image.
Original Post Begins Here:
All Pumas know what sort of perfidy the media is capable of. For well over an year, we watched Hillary being savaged, Sarah being maligned mercilessly, candidate BO being praised sky-high and then totally venerated. PUMAs are well-versed in the media dirty tricks, lack of conscience, misogyny, and virulent left-leaning talent.
Shutthefreudup was borne of such angst. During the ’08 campaign, the media bias was well documented in all pumasphere and here as well. See here, here, here. As noted here, Zombie wrote brilliantly about the meta game that went on during the longest presidential campaign ever!
Now, comes the Tea Party coverage. This video is just one reason why I gave up television two years ago, and am not likely to go back to it ever. The woman reporter virtually smears a whole movement as being as Nobamist, picks out the extreme nut job on view and totally ignores everyone else. She even mentions Fox, as a reason to devalue any citizen complaint, Nice!
To do anything activist nowadays is automatically directed agains the president, wow! What a change a couple hundred years have brought, too bad the King didn’t have access to CNN back during the Boston Tea Party days!!
Here is Rachel Maddow of some other network, she chortled endlessly over her own naughty thoughts.
Enough already! Giggles over tea bags? Sex and the City caused Carrie and us to blush about this one, delightfully enough, some SIX years ago!!
For crying out loud, Rachel, you really are late for this party.
The last word on the Media’s idiocy must go to the great Bob Somerby of Daily Howler, to wit:
For Maddow, Tuesday would be the fourth straight night of utterly juvenile dick jokes. (Last night’s program made five.) And so, a familiar dodge appeared. After treating us to a few quick dick jokes, Maddow pretended to explain why she’s been behaving this way: “I can’t help myself,” she said. Again, we ask our basic question: Has anyone on cable news ever been this disingenuous? [sic]
Sadly, this is becoming a standard feature of the Maddow Show. In this utterly bogus performance, “Sunday morning Rachel” appears, apologizing for the conduct of her “Saturday evening” alter ego. Her “admission,” of course, is utterly bogus—a juvenile way to have life both ways. As of last night, the prurient host has devoted five straight nights to long strings of “juvenile” dick jokes. On two of those nights, she has pretended that she is embarrassed by these conversations. On this third occasion, she pretends that she keeps doing these things because she can’t help herself.
But the news is a very important thing. A response to this nonsense writes itself:
Beyotch! If you can’t control the things you do, you need to get yourself off the air! Stop telling yourself that you’re a Rhodes Scholar. Go somewhere else. Get some help.
David Shuster went on a rampage of puns, double entendres, and glib Mattews-level sound and fury.
Even the highly talented baseball broadcaster Steve Stone couldn’t have reached this level of puns and wordplay!
Does any of this matter, it’s all politics, and of the moment only, right? Don’t we always move on to the next hot topic anyway? That, is exactly the point. For, lost in all of this is a sad, and bitter truth about the media and what it can bring about. Again, Daily Howler’s Bob Somerby:
All through the 1990s, liberals and progressives sat back and took it while Clinton, then Gore, were relentlessly savaged. (George Bush ended up in the White House.) Now, progressives sit back and take it again, as this pair of simpering chimps make a joke of “progressive” news programs.
For as long as we’ve been alive on this earth, sneering pseudos of this type have undermined progressive interests. Long ago, they helped elect Nixon. Rest assured: In their open contempt for average people, they’re hard at work on the project again.
If this post accomplishes just one thing, gets you to visit Daily Howler, and return to it often, then some good shall have been achieved. Keep howling, Bob!
Okay, here it is. I have been looking at it for a couple days. They say it was a satire, fine. Does it make some giggle? Probably. Same as when GWB talks or tries to look serious. Or, when you are looking at B43, but can’t get Will Ferrel out of your mind, or Jon Stewart.
Do some people drool with glee, perhaps. Is it tasteless, probably. Disrespectful? Now you are talking.
Talking of disrespectful, well we really can’t until you have actually seen the video by Shut The Freud Up.
Now over the last 2 years, unless you lived in a cave, sorry no reference intended there, did you react to the hundreds of occurrences of Hillary Hatred (remember Randy Rhodes calling her a ‘f- whore) that were everywhere, everyday and on every media outlet? Was there outrage over any of them? Actually, go back eight or nine years, make a list of all the references, insinuations and insults directed at Hillary, first from right, then middle, now the vast left, and just about everyone. Mostly male, but also a fair number of rightwing women, who are generally down on all women (except themselves), what was America saying about Hillary for the past decade?
[By the way, I just can’t bring myself to post that video clip of that woman RR, hence the link, I wouldn’t even tag this post with her, period]
Yes I get it. Satire is by nature biting. But it tastes so good, until the bite it takes is off your a–.
By the way, you can’t judge an article by the cover of the magazine. Read the article first. Then we’ll talk
This video is the brainchild of Indy Robin at Shut The Freud Up. Some of the excerpts from that site shed light on the ideas that went into the conception of this video>
“For months, I had listened and watched silently as the MSM and press engaged in repeated misogynist and sexist attacks against Hillary Rodham Clinton and I did nothing. As time went on I was filing away these attacks mentally and carrying them with me emotionally. Day after day, week after week, I watched feeling more and more grief for Hillary and her campaign. Then one day, one of the more egregious attackers came on and I jumped up and ran frantically looking for my remote control to turn him off. I had completely stopped watching …”
“….I laid, crying as I listened to this nationally known television reporter describe Hillary as having a multiple personality disorder.”
“…..When a society forms a silent agreement that allow men to come on television for months on end and compare a female presidential contender to:
- a dog on a leash;
- the grandmaster of the KKK;
- a mentally ill inhuman IT pimp;
- a nagging deceitful cackling wife;
- a humiliated woman without any redeeming political value;
- A spoiled white woman who’s never worked hard for anything in her life;
- a woma
- n who is so masculine she must shave her face; and
- and a woman who is such a threat to America that we may have to take her out and kill her behind a barn
Then WHY wouldn’t that be world wide news? This is not just sexism, this is full blown character assassination and today our silent agreement ends.”
Comments and Reactions from viewers are just amazing:
This is not exactly a followup, but an inevitable sequel, given the tin ear with which the media at large continued to cover-up the campaign. Especially when you consider that Hillary kept winning states with huge margins in late Spring, and left-wing politicians kept calling her to quit the race and hand over the lead to her opponent.
But Hillary kept faith with the voters she was fighting for, and in turn the voters kept faith with the one they trusted most, no trusted period. And then by Memorial Day 2008 there was this mass movement to seat all delegates from Florida and Michigan, and that’s what this video is all about.
On that day of infamy which will live in the minds of Hillary supporters forever, when new names sprung up to become instant legends, Harriet Christian for one, the power brokers of the DNC went into mind boggling posturing and slid into pathetic mathematical gyrations and a resultant perfidy of a decision …… it was inevitable that Shut The Freud Up came out with this new gem, again credit to Indy Robin mostly.