Due to the work of dogged investigative reporting, it has been uncovered that the GOP is actually a scripted “reality” show for the Fox network.
The tipoffs were all there, if you used Morse code to decrypt all of Sarah Palin’s winks, you would have gotten the messages, “Hi Mom!”, “I buried John McCain.” and “I’m not this dumb in real life, really.”
What a colorful array of characters they cast:
- The preening always-tan Senator who can never tell the truth.
- The gruff, bumbling, forgetful old codger from AZ
- The Charlie-Brown-Teacher voiced ex-Gov of Alaska who’s a pit bull with lipstick
- The chinless and jowled Minority Leader always warning that the sky is always falling
- The bumbling black party leader who awkwardly tries to “jive talk” the people they hate into joining them.
- The obese drug addict radio host who’s proudly racist
- The ego-mad tv host who weeps and laughs maniacally at paranoid delusions.
You can’t make this stuff up.
I do have to say that Fox is great at marketing, everyone’s tuning into this show to see what they say and do next, lots of people can repeat each episode word for word but I think the writing has gotten a bit weak.
Like always having every character lying, that’s getting so old. And it’s very hackneyed to claim that everything they don’t like is “going to destroy our nation”. So played out, how about something new for a change, please?
They do always seem to throw a curve when things start to get predictable, like the Powerpoint presentation that was “leaked”, dissing their own donors as fearful and egotistical. Very funny, I wouldn’t have thought of that.
I’d have to say that my favorite character in the show is that female ex-governor from Alaska, she cracks me up! I think she’s being written by some of The Simpsons writers at Fox (the ones who write Mr. Burns?), her dialog and what she does is so cartoonish, you know? The way she’s so seemingly oblivious to how attention and power hungry she is and how ridiculously greedy, you know? Telling her clueless fans that she’s just a poor rural gal while she rakes in millions from books and appearances and grabs armfuls of loot from Oscar gift rooms.
She’s so funny! That death panel thing was hilarious! And her writing on her hand when she was attacking reading off teleprompters? Classic!
What gets a bit annoying though are the amount of reruns. If I have to see those episodes over and over again where they call Obama “a socialist” or claim the country is about to be nuked if the Senate uses a democratic, majority vote to pass legislation, I’m going to quit Tivoing it for a while.
However, I must admit that I am looking forward to next season when they play “Survivor” to see who gets to run for president. They’ve got some wild characters in the wings who will be joining the show then, there’s that two-faced, slick-as-a-used-car-salesman ex-Gov from MA and the conspiracy theory wingnut from TX with his cult following.
One question though, when is Fox ever going to take credit for this show and let people know it’s their “Blair Witch” faux-reality hoax? I mean, some people think it’s real!
I love the parody though I could point out a few characters on our side that are just as funny like Hamster and Huff n’ Puff. Now Hamster is on a rampage to oust the head of the House Democratic caucus, Lynn Woolsey, because she does not pass the current litmus test for progressives. It’s comical that both sides want to accomplish the same thing and marginalize each respective party by forcing ideological purity on candidates.
Actually, that’s a great idea, I should parody the loons on the left in my next parody.
They’re like gun control supporters who carry grenades.
Don’t forget Stupak
When I hear his name I always think of Bob Stupak who owned Bob Stupak’s Vegas World and Stratosphere Casino in Vegas (is it still around?).
A cheesier guy you couldn’t find, I used to get mailers from them all the time, very old school at the low rent end of the strip.
Perfect company for Bart. Then again, if he’s Bart can I play Homer and get mad at him the same way?
Oh the blue dog Dems (or as I think of them the “Blue Cross Dems”) and the conservatives in Dems clothing deserve their own show.
What is with these purity tests, my test, your level of purity? Fun was made, from those on the left, of that some in GOP must pass a “Reagan Purity Test” with at least 80%, when Reagan couldn’t pass the test? Have these people writing this crap, ever gone to their city/county DEC meeting? Do they think some purity comes down from high and precinct committee person in the meeting is enlightened and all thought process stops? Goodnes, I remember the words during the arguments between the “DLC’ers” and the blue collars. Believe me there were many impure thoughts and words.
Careful, Ann Coulter will be jealous!
Hey, Adlib, as you say,
I’m right with you on this. She was “born” nationally as a stunt and her whole presence on the national scene has been one stunt after another.
Maybe the reverse is true, would there be a Sarah Palin if reality shows hadn’t become popular when they did? Who knows?
I tweeted the article
Too cool, Sue! Thanks for doing that!
All a sane person can do is laugh at the GOP propaganda FOX network and that show is getting beyond old.
As for Sarah Palin, I think it’s incorrect to label her as the former governor of Alaska, when the more correct term is the failed governor of Alaska and failed GOP VP candidate.
I really do wonder at times how much of the bullcrap spouted on FOX and by their merry cast of characters, how much do their viewers actually believe?
The hatred of the right towards the left blinds many to the reality, but it’s a choice the RW voters make in repeating the lies to irritate and smirk at the left.
At least that’s how I see it.
I mean, no one can be that gullible as to believe everything FOX, can they?
Then again, Bush did serve 2 terms.
I do think the curtain has been raised on the GOP and Fox being obvious collaborators in propaganda that is very scripted in cooperation with each other.
Can you believe that such a thing is the case in the United States of America? An open arrangement by a major media outlet to work with a political party to spread propaganda, intended to grab political power?
Sounds like another country, not America.
Yes, it’s been common knowledge for some time but once Obama was elected and Fox hosted and promoted tea parties, that was the moment where they declared themselves an official propaganda arm of the GOP.
Bringing Palin on as a commentator? How blatant does it have to get.
Obama would never support it but I wish the FCC would jump in and pull their license for violating a long list of provisions. They should make some as well that prevent a network from acting as a tool of a political party.
I have a theory about FOX, and am probably wrong, but there’s always hope!
But I think FOX and/or Murdoch’s empire is hurting, believe it or not.
I think that’s the reason Murdoch is leading the charge to take away free-television.
Murdoch wants everyone to pay to watch television.
Right now, if the reports are true, Beck has lost most advertisers, and all the advertisers in the UK.
One of the only real moneymaking shows on FOX is American Idol and I’m not sure that show has the ratings that it used to have, even though it probably is still a high-rated show.
House, Bones and 24 are popular Fox shows, but they’re expensive to produce.
It must cost Murdoch a fortune to supply TV signals, especially in analog, to rural areas, along with his hate-filled radio talk shows.
In most rural areas, Fox is the only network and radio available unless people pay for the programming via satellite or cable.
So, I’m hoping that eventually FOX and Murdoch fail due to lack of money, because Murdoch does air in the UK and Australia, and right now, Murdoch is trying to take on the BBC, but the BBC is fighting back.
That’s my theory!
Good post Adlib. We can only hope others in this country see this comedy/reality show the same way. The thing that amazes me is these people can actually show themselves in public after some of the antics they pull. Do they really think Americans are that caught up in their starstruck, reality show watching, brain dead lives that they will not take notice? Sometimes I think the answer is yes. I wish there was some way to take a real pulse from the American people. Say a voting day to find out where people really are and what they are thinking instead of all these polls that are skewed to get the answer the pollster wants.
That won’t change any minds in the GOP, last time we did that in Nov 2008, their first act was to declare the winner illegitimate and claimed he was born in Nigeria.
The basic fact we have to accept is that all that those in the GOP care about is power and money. It really is that simple, truth is not on their list.
They will deny that the sun rises in the morning and accuse it of socialism for spreading free energy and light to everyone on Earth, if it conflicts with their goals.
But they cannot claim that on the basis of numbers only their sad brain deficient minds. Numbers in reality speak loudly and at the very least the American public would have something to compare instead of polls from people who want to shape their own ideas.
True but they will make up or cherry pick numbers that suit them and their agenda and dispute, ignore or disqualify numbers that don’t.
I think it must be taken as a given that the GOP will never join the rest of us in reality because reality doesn’t accommodate the lies they need to hang their agenda on.
They will never be convinced by anything. Even elections. So, we have to battle them eternally along the way to elections that their lies can’t reverse.