Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Bill Maher

Summing up the Teabagger world view

The Teabaggers are celebrating the fact that Christine O'Donnell, famous for being in favor of banning masturbation and believing that Joe Biden is listening in on her conversations, beat the one of the most intelligent and sanest members of the Republican Party, Mike Castle.

Christine O’Donnell’s rise to fame was brought about by the Mainstream Media’s approach to “journalism” which is to rip off Bill Maher and pretend its news.

In 1993 Bill Maher launched a talk show “Politically Incorrect” which put the most extreme (crazy) people in politics together with actors and comedians and had them talk about craziness. It was a funny show as he and the other comedians poked fun at the crazies. He went on to turn it into “Real Time with Bill Maher” after people were offended by comments made by conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza and the show was canceled.

“Politically Incorrect” was and the new show is funny, but it’s not meant to be taken too seriously. It’s a comedy show.

Unfortunately, the MSM has decided to rip off Bill Maher’s idea of having the most out there nutjobs be guests on the news shows, they just got rid of the comedians that made it funny so that seems like wacko ideas are actual news.

Meet the Wackos:

Some of these Wackos are constantly being reported on when there is no reason what so ever to care what they think.

Newt Gingrich – The disgraced former leader of the house. He had to resign after a series of political scandals forced him to resign or lose his election for the most conservative district in Georgia. If he is too far right for them why should the rest of America care what he has to say.

Sarah Palin – Former half term governor of the fourth least popular state in the union, currently a Facebook and twitter user. Her popularity hovers around 12%. Famous for threatening to sue bloggers that post unflattering things about her and then running for the hills when they challenge her to go forward. While she doesn’t actually do interviews on cable programs, because her exact words will be used and placed in proper context making her look like an idiot, her ghost-written tweets and Facebook postings are reported like they were spoken from someone that people should give a shit about.

Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingram ect. – These are conservative airheads that just go around insulting people and it is reported as news. They all rose to national fame by appearing on Bill Maher’s show for comedians to make fun of. They and the cable news networks didn’t realize it was a joke and now are treated like there opinions mean something.

Finally, Christine O'Donnell – She came to national attention by appearing on Bill Maher’s show and MTV to talk about her wacko views that masturbation is adultery that should be banned and her experiences in dating witches. That made cable news programs think she was a good person to interview.

Which brings me to Bill Maher.

Bill, I think you’re a great comedian and commentator on current events, but in making a show that has the wackiest people out there have a place to have their ideas laughed at you started a trend that cable news networks who weren’t in on the joke took seriously. Although I loved your show and think you’re a great guy, I must say, “Shut-up Stupid, You’ve gave birth to a monster that the MSM has nurtured and used to lower the intelligence level of the national discourse.”

If you are a fan of my Shut-Up Stupid Series you will love the new feature that I am starting on Thursday September 23, 2010.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

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