Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The "Fence" is in His Head, I'm Thinking

O'Reilly just seems to love those yes-no questions (Matthews ditto, though not quite as moronically), folks. It must have something to do with his brain's unwillingness/incapacity to fathom a scenario's much more nuanced fabric/tenor, his own proclivity to drink that Kool-Aid, etc.. Just a guess, of course..................................................His latest example of this either/or probing of people came last week. He asked this guy who apparently opposed Bush's policies in Iraq, "Is the average Iraqi better off now than he was when Saddam Hussein was in power - yes or no?" I mean, he was obviously trying to goad the guy into saying (and the audience into believing) that Bush's policies weren't entirely negative after all (people who consistently watch O'Reilly are totally capable of reading him). But, come on, typical spinning for the Republican president - that shouldn't be a journalist's motivation here.....................................................And the bullishness of the approach, too. The poor guy didn't even get a chance to clarify a basic premise of the question. What exactly are you talking about when you say, "average Iraqi"? It's like, sure, if you're talking about the average Shiite in a well protected, homogeneous area, he probably is better off (still some problems with the electricity, though, I gather). But, if you're talking about the average Iraqi refugee - a person who was in fact displaced as a by-product of U.S. actions - then that individual would probably say, "Yeah, bring back the frigging madman, for Christ!" And like I've said in other postings, the "average" Iraqi Christian has been far more persecuted under the present regime. Christians either have to worship elsewhere or in deep, deep cover. That person would probably say that he's worse off now. Hell, he'd probably be pissed off by the simple asking of the question........................................................ See what I say, though, about a yes-no question just not cutting it? And the bozo does it all the frigging time, folks. Pathetic, huh?

2 comments:

Stella said...

O'Reilley? LMAO, He's four cans short of a six pack. I think his brain would explode with more complex questions—or has it already?

What is an "average" anyone?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

One could make a case (24 cans, right?), I'm sure.