Thursday, August 25, 2016

The AP is still complete dogshit.

Well the Associated Press wasn't content enough wallow in its own shit this week, so it popped into it's fucking time machine to travel back to wallow in the bullshit of yesteryear. Basically, this is a text book example of both-sides-do-it centrist (but not objective) bullshit. It's what you do when you want to pretend to be a journalist, but either don't know or care how to actually be one. Props to HuffPost's Jason Linkins for already doing a thorough take down of the individual story. It's worth spending a little more time on how shit the AP is though.

See Donald Trump is like a half step above that moron Sarah Palin on the IQ charts. He can actually speak English, but he doesn't know that many words, the words he does know are about as big as his hands, and he can't hold a coherent thought for longer than 15 seconds. So he routinely spews whatever bullshit is tweeted at him by the alt-right or whatever other racist should-be fringe shitbags online tweet his way.

On any given day, he'll take a dive in the deep end with crap like the racist Obama birther conspiracy, that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese (a two-for-one: endorse big energy's lies to pad their bottom line while also dipping into some fear of Asians destroying our economy), or the one he made up himself about Muslims cheering at Ground Zero on 9/11. There's plenty more to chose from, but you get the idea.

To balance this out, because the AP is full of craven dogshit "reporters," they cite Hillary Clinton's statement in the late 90's regarding a vast right wing conspiracy (aka the Arkansas Project, which has since been confirmed by David Brock, who did a lot of the heavy lifting for that project), the fact that she recently pointed out that Trump is a champion of the extremely racist Alt-Right, which is basically just the KKK + Neo-Nazis and also loves him some Putin. Since all of that is true, well,  the AP is probably definitely full of shit.

This is on par with the time the New York Times had to ask its readers if fact checking was good, or if it should just print Republican bullshit as though it were fact. Seriously. That happened. In the paper of record. In the New York Fucking Times. Why is this centrist bullshit so delicious to these craven assholes? Why is it so hard to point out when asshat conservative economists cry wolf about inflation that never happens or how trickle down economics will make us all billionaires, it gets treated as some sort of crystal ball musing that's equally as plausible as the predictions that come from economists who actually get shit right sometimes? Why is Trump's racist, bigoted, misogynistic bullshit somehow on par with or even not quite as bad as HRC's freedom-destroying private email server? Or why is the fact that some morons on some campus somewhere freak out over merely seeing Trump's name in chalk somehow evidence that the Left is just as moronic as the Right, which can barely deal with reality on any level, whether it be on global warming, healthcare reform, magic tax numbers, or any other number of things where the are at odds with basic math, science, and reasoning?

Christ the AP is fucking horrible. Someone needs to explain to them the difference between their ass and a hole in the ground.

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