Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why I FUCKING HATE Weekend Edition (Part n+!): Schnorr Sez McStain's The Paragon of USer "Honor."

I have grown to really DETEST Weekend Edition-Saturday, in NPR.

This morning, in a discussion with simpering, giggling simpleton, Scott Simon, about the NYTimes piece on McStain's illicit relationship with a (female) telecom lobbyist, Schnorr propounded the insane and insupportable idea that McStain's reputation for honor should shield him from such (by implication, scurrilous) attacks.

To have reached that conclusion, the senescent Schnorr, of course, would have had to overlook McStain's LONG record for corruption and sleazy dealings (*search the text string, "McCain Sleaze"), the relevant one of which was was disclosed on "Democracy Now", yesterday, in a report from a lawyer whose clients accuse McStain of interfering in FCC bidness back in '99, in the interest of the clients of the same lobbyist whom he is alleged to have been boinking (boffing? banging? balling? boning? choose your euphemism). Wonder how Ol' Dan missed that one? I know I do.

Look-ee Hear (stet): It's a fairly complex story, but the jist of it is that McStain bullied members of the FCC to rule in favor of his lap-top hottie:
On Thursday, the New York Times revealed McCain repeatedly wrote letters to government regulators on behalf of Paxson Communications and other clients of the telecommunications lobbyist, Vicki Iseman. We speak to Angela Campbell, the attorney for the Alliance for Progressive Action and QED Accountability Project, the community groups that sought to block Paxson’s takeover of a Pittsburgh public television license. [includes rush transcript].
Is it too fucking much to expect that the so-called dean of the American press corp--Schnorr is at least the OLDEST of them--should acquaint themselves with the information about a story before they unload some asshole defense of the Busheviks' heir apparent?

2 comments:

BlakNo1 said...

Haven't listened to NPR in years...

Dirk Gently said...

i still don't understand why anyone even questions whether the ultra-honorable mccain could have had an affair.

he did. it's old news.