brain-dead media

The 2 Blocks From Ground Zero Muslim Community Center Built on Hallowed Grounds of a Burlington Coat Factory

Unless you are a stupid right winger that loves turning noncontroversial BS into an epic political battle...

Stop calling it "The Mosque at Ground Zero" because there is no such thing.

Are you really this insane as to elevate the stupidity? More reality below the fold.

Says more about the complete failure of the MSM than just the failure of David Gregory

Just a tiny snapshot of NYU's Jay Rosen's legitimate beefs with how Sunday shows operate... And it is honeslty no better than a snapshot of the disaster that Crossfire clearly was, IMHO:

March 28, 2010. The CBS News Sunday show, Face the Nation, is forced to fact check Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann after a series of bizarre claims about government domination of the economy:

Bachmann offered no facts to back up her assertion that the government owns or controls 51 percent of the U.S. economy.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis data since 1929, the highest percentage of government spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product was during World War II when government spending was 47.9 percent (in 1944). The lowest level of government spending as a percent of GDP was 9 percent in 1929 at the outset of the Great Depression.

At no time during this period was the United States' GDP 100 percent private.

The 2009 level of federal government spending was 20.6 percent.

Emph. mine and... Where the heck do you think this country is heading with almost all of them in that Potemkin headed village screeching about spending cuts? Read the whole bloody post to witness the media carnage left in its wake.

Meanwhile... C&L's Nicole Belle turns over Gregory's rock and points out the fact that we need more people like Rachel maddow to make the insects scurry.

Open Thread - How To Edition

You have to love the dry humor in this YouTube documenting how the media does (or doesn't do) its job these days:

Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News

More How To Open Thread stuff form fitted below the fold.