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.

  • How to play the right wing victim card and blame the media for your crimes:

    Portraying himself as an "investigative journalist" who has been
    victimized by the mainstream media's "journalistic malpractice," James
    O'Keefe said today the alleged phone-tampering episode in New Orleans
    Monday was merely an attempt to investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu's
    alleged lack of responsiveness to her conservative constituents.
  • How to Kill a Zombie:

    These topics should be our bread and wine until forever after last week's coup de corp pitched us into battle for the last shreds of American democracy. I think this is it.

    If there's nothing proven by the last decade, it's that the big money
    wins and will even get bailed out when they should lose everything.
    It's a progressively parasitic process: letting the bloodsuckers any
    deeper into our power will be fatal.

    If we don't fight now. and we let an election pass under the corrupting filter established by the coup d'etat
    of SCOTUS, successive elections will ensure that Chamber of Commerce
    priorities become the law of the land, the likes of Tom Donohue, the
    President, and its lobbyists, our Congress.

    What we allow corporations to get away with in the name of
    limited liability profit already kills millions and destroys a planet.
    It's a permanent battle in these United States, and responsible for the
    wars we wage outside them.

    Wherever and whenever possible, I think we need to make 'personhood' the topic.  So here're a couple of very different ideas.

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Make a difference in Haiti:

Elsa Cade, a reader of the blog under the name TexMex,
spurred the blogosphere to focus on ShelterBox and their urgent need to
send shelter and life-saving equipment to Haiti. The blog has already
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Haiti. The product is something our readers are willing to invest in
because it gives tangible results,” Cade said. “People can visualize
that a simple $100 donation can house one person for up to a year.”

going through the motions?

It was a very good rendition, dowdy kitchen man and everything.


"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

Nice find. Thanks for posting it. :)

But it is worth the re-run if it was anyways.