Monday, August 27, 2007

Not Satire

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the two sides of the political blogosphere would probably be more accurately described as two wholly different spheres. The subject matter on the left and right is almost never in sync. There are certain stories that bring the worlds into alignment, such as today's news that AG Gonzalez is resigning. In an effort to see how both sides would react, I began a trek across the vast blog landscape.

I didn't make it far. The reason is that I went to NRO's The Corner early in the search. Right at this very moment, they have two stories that I almost cannot believe are for real.

First is a blog entry with one simple line: "Kris Kobach for AG."

The statement links to a Michelle Malkin post with these words: "Another nomination from the comments section that I’d second: Kris Kobach. Yes, we can dream."

I can only assume that the commenter referenced was, in fact, Kris Kobach. If he can write his own bio on the UMKC website, surely he could nominate himself for AG.

The second puzzlement-inducing post is one about the fall of G.I. Joe.

Premise of post:

But of course, in the liberal land of Hollyweird, a Real American Hero is just unacceptable. Nope, it's gotta be a global hero. G.I. Joe will be a global operation, not an American one, and G.I. Joe now stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity.

Story quoted in post:

So why the changes? Hasbro and Paramount execs recently spoke about the challenges of marketing a film about the U.S. military at a time when the current U.S. administration and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are at a low-point in global polls. When a studio makes a film as expensive as G.I. Joe will likely be, they want to know that as many people as possible around the world will want to see it. In other words, G.I. Joe -- "A Real American Hero" -- is a tough sell.

Conclusion of post:

Nothing is sacred to liberals. Nothing patriotic or American is worth preserving. And I'm sure it never crossed their little liberal minds that perhaps if Hollywood made movies in the vein of those released during WWII, in which America, the military, and our soldiers were portrayed as strong, patriotic heroes, rather than today's military movies in which the United States is always the bad guy, war is always "wrong", and our soldiers are morally corrupt, people wouldn't have such a negative outlook on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (the mainstream media should get that memo, as well).

If you had trouble understanding how a corporation deciding it couldn't make enough profit on an "American" G.I. Joe movie proves that liberals hate America, then you apparently haven't listened to enough talk radio.


Tony said...


I linked. Thanks for connecting the dots and for the love of God I hope all these people are even more incorrect than they usually are . . .

You know, I subscribe to this blog's site feed but I don't have you on my blog roll.

That's going to change right now.

Anyway, just wanted to congratulate you on the amazing post!!!

Jim said...

Thanks for the kind words, and for the linking.

It's hard to take them seriously, isn't it?


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