Jon Stewart Rips Right-Wingers A New One

    When Unarmed Blacks Are Killed By Cops

    No Wrongdoing With Benghazi

    Right-Wingers Fuel Racism And Paranoia

Monday, July 26, 2010

Putting Right-Wing DERP In Context

Lindaman writes:

New York Congressman Charles Rangel is in a bit of hot water with the House Ethics Committee over a string of minor infractions, like tax evasion and misuse of rent control property. You know, stuff that only bothers those nitpickers at the IRS? Well, Rangel's supporters/defenders are saying that we should give Rangel a chance to explain himself in context.

This got me to thinking what the Left means when they talk about context. Usually, they refer to it when they say something stupid and gets caught. They claim "They took that statement out of context" (without ever proving it was taken out of context). Take, for example, their argument in defense of Shirley Sherrod's speech where she admits to being racist initially to a white farmer. They claim Andrew Breitbart and Fox News took the speech out of context to discredit her.

Of course, these same Leftists say nothing about Media Matters, a Leftist website that frequently takes conservatives out of context.

Prove it. You have to, because you have no credibility; as you have already been proven to be a liar on two different posts regarding Media Matters.

And, I'm still waiting for these Leftists to praise Glenn Beck for showing restraint and calling for the speech to be viewed in its full context.

Get back to us when he retracts his accusation that Obama hates white people.

Frankly, Beck is right, but he gets it wrong by assuming the Left has the same commitment to an accurate context as the Right does. The Left believes that reality is subject to their whims, which is why they can disregard the actions of the New Black Panther Party as insignificant while repeating a discredited lie about John Lewis getting spat upon and being called the n-word by TEA Party members.

How was it "discredited"? In your last post you said "It hasn't been proven." Now it's "discredited"? Can't wait to hear your next escalated reworded description of the same event in your next post. Maybe next time you'll morph it into "He spat on the white people!"

To them, the reality doesn't fit their narrative, so they ignore it. Granted, there are people on the Right who do the same thing (Lindsey Graham comes to mind), but the Left takes self-delusion to an art form.

Says the guy who claimed Saddam had WMD's after Bush said there wasn't. Says the guy who believes in ghosts.


To protect their fragile egos.

The Left cannot stand being proven wrong about anything, yet they're constantly wrong about just about everything.

Great, then prove it. I won't "be holding my breath."

Because to you, claiming proof without showing any proof, is the same as proof.

When they run across someone with even a little knowledge of a subject, they get testy. I ran into this recently with a Leftist who asked me to use the scientific method to show how evolution was not settled science. After I did, he swore at me, insulted me, and generally ignored the fact that I did what he asked and proved him wrong with the very standard he insisted I use.

Great, let's see it! Because there's nothing funnier than watching a retarded Intelligent Design supporter (redundant?), arguing against proven science.

Lindaman Retard

So, how does that play into the concept of context? When someone can lie about reality, he or she creates a context by which no one but that person can define and apply. In other words, he or she creates a reality that no one else can breach. When that happens, only certain facts are allowed in to be processed while others are disregarded.

Sounds like your recent bullshit defense of Beck talking about Obama's children: "But he made an Elmo sound!"

That's how the Left can blame Fox News for getting Sherrod fired when a) she resigned, and b) Fox News didn't start covering the story until after she resigned.

Liar (see last post).

The Fox News website ran the story MINUTES after Breitbart posted the video, with nearly identical text. That means they had already discussed it.

The right wing blogosphere then ran with it almost immediately.

It was all OVER the internet in a matter of hours, driven directly by Fox News.

Saying "we didn't show it on TV until later" has NOTHING to do with what happened.

Independents(tm) have been pushing this line for days. They are trying to shift the blame from themselves onto the Administration. Again, the mistakes of this Administration in handling the controversy in no way absolves Breitbart or Fox News from creating and perpetuating the controversy.

This whole "It wasn't on TV until later so Fox News had nothing to do with it!" crap is so intellectually dishonest.

And oh so typical.

The Administration made a mistake and Obama personally saw that it was fixed. That's what leaders do.

Breitbart and Fox News were caught in a massive lie and immediately began telling bigger lies to save their own asses. That's what unaccountable right-wing douchebags do.

Now, let's apply this concept to the Rangel situation. When Leftists say they want Rangel to be able to put his actions into the proper context, they mean they want to give him time to come up with a version of reality that diminishes if not excuses what he did and gives his defenders a narrative they can follow to defend him.

And you can bet that Rangel's version of what happened will bear very little resemblance to what actually happened.

You claimed that Janet Napolitano said that it was premature to say whether the Obama administration's response to the Gulf oil spill was adequate, when Janet was clearly talking about BP's response.

You said Obama said "Claim Traction" when he clearly said "Gain Traction."

And that's just fairly recent stuff.

You can educate people on understanding context when you figure out how to listen and read basic sentences.

After all, "words mean things".