The BuzzFlash Mailbag
April 19, 2002
A BuzzFlash Letter to MSNBC's Mike Allen and Dana Milbank:
Click here: For Bush, a lesson in limitations
Re: In Middle East, President Is Getting a Lesson In Limitations
You could have saved a lot of space and simply stated what is painfully evident to the rest of the world -- that Bush is illegitimate, ignorant, arrogant, and totally inept, and just left it at that. Most of the American public already knows this, despite constant declarations to the contrary by everyone in the mainstream media, and particularly by the Washington Post.
You'd probably already be on an unemployment line, but you would also be memorialized in future history books as the first of American mainstream journalists who finally dared to end the charade, by simply and publicly speaking the clearly obvious truth.
I'm really not criticizing your article, it was really very informative. I'm just venting my outrage at the media's always distorted coverage of the Bush administration in general!
What ails Roger Ailes? *Letters to Faux News' corporate sponsors, that's what!!*
My congratulations to BuzzFlash for removing any lingering doubts about the cretinous level of Fox News' angry white guy discourse. The "Blueberry Chronicles" are a classic. I am going to print out the chronicles, compose one very courteous letter, and broadcast mail it to the following Fox News Network sponsors. Let us hope that they do not all share Mr. Ailes' mindset. We need to remind the heads of these corporations that we, the consumers, the workers, the shareholders, and the citizens of this democracy, made them rich by our collective effort. How dare they repay us with the tripe spewed out by Fox:
Corporations to write to, include:
Richard Wagoner, Jr., GM President and CEO
Pittston Co., dba Brinks Home Security, Inc.
Some very quick thoughts. Please forgive any grammar or spelling errors. It seems to me (a noted skeptic of both the media and various government disinformation departments) that some details of the plane crash in Milan appear quite suspect.
* First, the last thing western governments want is for the populace to believe that we are losing the war on terrorism, thus it is in their deepest interest to cover up any suspected terrorist acts post 911. (e.g., the plane that mysteriously dropped out of the sky and into a Queens neighborhood).
* They said this plane was a tiny piper, about the same size as the plane that the "Young Republican" drove into the side of the Florida office building. However, when comparing pictures, the Florida incident produced a hole that barely encompassed the corner office while the Milan plane blew out an entire floor of the (rather wide) skyscraper.
* They said that the pilot SOSed the control tower. This would be a simple thing to broadcast over the news to support the lie that this was an "accident." Who is going to contest the "fact" that an SOS was sent?
* Now, anyone who has ever been in a plane would know that buildings appear very small when approaching a city. There is absolutely no way that a plane accidentally hits a skyscraper. You have to steer the plane there. It is too easy to just veer off to the side. (No, I'm not a pilot, I just have some common sense).
* Too much of a coincidence. September 11th, 4 planes hijacked and you know the rest. Soon after, a plane falls straight down into a Queens neighborhood. Next, a kid in Florida bores a hole in an office building in support of bin laden. Now a plane takes out a floor in a skyscraper and it's an accident??? I don't think so.
* Tell me even one other accidental collision of a plane with a skyscraper in the last 30 years.
Blankley, of all rotund pundits, plagiarizing comments from cheerleader Trent Lott and accusing Al Gore of being well-porportioned is beyond belief. Living proof that there is something to the 'Clinton Complex' phenomenon that applies here.
Who passed out this comment for the right-wing nuts to contaminate the media? Blankley is either a media whore in the true sense or he is guilty of plagiarism! Maybe both.
Subj: Mailbag 04/18/02
Some just hit the spot. Or , perhaps it is just the need you have at that particular time. I am Loving every minute with the dimwitted Roger Ailes..and no matter how intellectual he tries to sound, he makes a mistake every time..What a jerk. I am so happy to know, from this website, that I am not the only one who thinks "Fair and Balanced" is the biggest joke since Bill O'reilly! "The No Spin Zone" Oh! for sure! How could anyone even get a word in over the nitwit, let alone SPIN! He always, always says, "I'll let you have the last word!" Indeed! Then he trumps it, no matter who it is! Has there ever been a wonder why no one of any import comes on that show? He says they can't take the heat!!! They can't get a word in, Bill, you dip-s***! There! I feel better already....Thank you! I think I might send this to Bill, too.
Shirley, St. Louis
As a Canadian, I am saddened at the loss of our servicemen. My heart goes out to the family, friends and fellow service men and women. I also have compassion for the pilot of the plane involved in this tragic accident. I am, however, also very disappointed in George Bush, who we are told endlessly, is the "commander in chief" yet has not felt the death of these soldiers, by friendly fire," to be important or worthy enough for a public statement of condolence to the Canadian people and to promise a thorough investigation that will result in a reduction in "friendly fire" kills. Why is it this president seems to go into hiding during crisis? Why is it he thinks that a phone call to the Prime Minister of Canada is sufficient? Why can he not express publicly his condolences? Is that too much to ask? Just wondering.
saddened and disappointed Canadian
[BuzzFlash Note: Dear Bev, while we cannot apologize for Georgie's glib, insensitive, and disconnected behavior (because he wasn't voted into office), we can promise to do everything within our power to get him out as soon as possible.]
I am watching Politically Incorrect and they just discussed Flt. 93. One guest brought up that there has been "a lot of talk" that the flight was shot down and was wondering if today's tape (that the families heard) was edited. Maher agreed re: the "a lot of talk" and wondered, too, about editing...
Just a little interesting to hear the first mention on the airwaves of something that has been discussed for MONTHS @ BuzzFlash . . .
Thought you might like to see the letter I sent to Drudge:
Well, at least we know what Ailes Roger, it's BuzzFlash! Just keep on Buzzin, Buzz!
A BuzzFlash Reader
WWII the women in this country ran the country because the men were at
war, unfortunately when the men returned, the women did not want to move
aside for them. This country started an ad campaign to get the women back
into the home and out of the workplace, Ultimately that's exactly what
the women did and didn't make a run for meaningful work and to be accepted
and valued for their contribution to society until the 1960's.
Subj: Tom Delay
Check the Houston Chronicle for the latest from this religious bigot. Speaking before a group of Southern Baptist church members he advised them NOT to send their children to Texas A&M or Baylor. Yes, Baylor that venerable Baptist University located here in Texas. And also, the same Baylor University that kicked this same Tom Delay out of their school in 1968. Seems his affection for one Jack Daniels was a little to much for this now morally decadent university.
[BuzzFlash Note: Bugman Delay now says he was "misunderstood." What a maroon. Why do Texans keep voting this lame excuse for a human into office?]
Here is my letter to the editor of THE BLACK WORLD TODAY.COM:
Eight Republicans joined independent James M. Jeffords of Vermont and 45 Democrats -- including Californians Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein -- in voting to block the drilling. Five Democrats teamed with 41 Republicans to support it.
Why would any allegations be "unprovable?" Aren't there documents that would show when, how much, by whom and for whom any broken equipment would have been replaced? Surely the White House uses a purchase order system of some kind. My job involves a certain amount of documenting expenses for federal contracts, so I am not unfamiliar with the kind of paper trail the government demands.
up the good work!
otherwise noted, all original