Do a Google news search right now and these are the folks who dominate the news on television, in newspaper and on the ‘Net.
Sheen claims he’s a rock star from Mars. Hell, all these pod people are from never-never land — some mysterious place where reason took a hike and insanity became a requirement for political presence and celebrity status.
So why bring up Sheen among these political hacks? Because news coverage of his public meltdown outstripped news coverage of any and all matters of importance.
Also, at the height of the 9/11 conspiracy madness, those who buy into the absurd notion that the Bush administration had a hand in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon trotted out — as their “credible” spokesman — no less than Charlie Sheen.
Wrote Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson on PrisonPlanet.Com on March 20, 2006:
Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.
“Highly credible public figure?” The self-proclaimed “rock star from Mars,” the man with the drug-fried brain whose self-destructive behavior has kept Tinseltown gossip columnists buzzing for decades?
Sheen was already known as a whack job when he became, for a while, the celebrity spokesman of the 9/11 conspiracy cult. He had admitted spending thousands of dollars a year on prostitutes, physically abusing women and had been in and out of rehab more times than Lindsay Lohan.
Yet, even now, as he self-destructs in front of the world, he leads the news.
And the world of politics follows this pattern, giving brain dead hacks like Bachmann, Huckabee, et. al platforms for insanity. NBC and Meet the Press, abandoning all reason and political judgment, put Bachmann on the air, giving the Tea Party poster girl Congresswoman from Minnesota a national stage to air her insane comments comments about President Barack Obama and anyone who disagrees with rabid right-wing extremism.
There was a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the ‘Obamacare’ legislation to fund the implementation of ‘Obamacare’. This is something that wasn’t known. This money was broken up, hidden in various parts of the bill.
Two days later, Bachmann continued:
This is a crime against democracy. No one knew that Harry Reid, [Nancy] Pelosi and Obama put $105 billion in spending in the bill. … This is a bombshell.
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column looked at the charge and examined the Congressional Research Service report and reported: “This is bordering on ridiculous…there is no ‘bombshell’ except Bachmann’s bombast.”
Writes Eugene Kelly on FactCheck.Org:
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claim that Democrats “secretly” hid $105 billion in health care spending is way off base. It’s true that the new health care law contains many billions in future spending, but there was no secret about that.
And then we have Mike Huckabee who wants to turn actress Natalie Portman’s pre-marriage pregnancy into a national political debate on morality.
Portman announced in December that she is pregnant and engaged to marry her boyfriend.
Said Huckabee in an internew with Michael Medved:
One of the things that is troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, ‘Hey look, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having these children, and they’re doing just fine. But there aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie.
Huckabee, of course, avoided saying anything about Bristol Palin — daughter of Sarah — who is an unwed mother.
And the beat goes on.
- Charlie Unveils Sheen’s Korner (newser.com)
- Mike Huckabee Seeks Clarification On Whether His Mau Mau Uprising Comments Were Dumb Or Not (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mike Huckabee Slams Natalie Portman’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy (mediaite.com)