Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Cheer

I'd like to thank Media Matters for not only contributing to the cause of truth, but helping to bring the following statement to the light of day. I'm pleased to share, and repeat, this bit of holiday cheer.

Fox News' Bernie Goldberg said, "If they repeat this long enough and often enough -- that Fox News is not a real news organization, it's an arm of the national Republican Party, it's not to be taken seriously -- if they say that long enough, it might become part of bloodstream of the American culture."

Happy holidays to all, and please give Media Matters a generous contribution of financial support.


Tom Harper said...

Oh dear, I certainly don't want those anti-Fox liberal lies to become part of the bloodstream.

Let's hear it for Media Matters.

TomCat said...

Merry Christmas to Dave and all here.

Billie Greenwood said...

Wow, a bit of truth--just what I wanted for Christmas! Wishing you the best of the season, Dave.

Cirze said...

Happy Holidays, Dave.

Hope your best wishes are under your tree tomorrow morning.


SantaCat said...

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas to all you cool cats and pretty kitties! And have a purrrfect New Year!

Daisy Deadhead said...

Merry Christmas to you!! :)

Mauigirl said...

Happy Holidays, Dave! Hope you are enjoying the holiday week and have a great New Year.

Holte Ender said...

Hope you had a great winter festival/Christmas/Hanukkah etc. Keep smacking them in the chops in 2010.

Fox News is not a real news organization but just the media arm of the republican party. It's almost like a science fiction story the way they play their role.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year,Dave!

Repeating the truth over and over and over is called a 'conspiracy theory', in order for it to become part of the bloodstream, it has to be an egregious lie.

Mick said...

Three big cheers for Media Matters, and all media watchdogs!

FactCheck.Org, FAIR, NPR's On The Media... and... for all they do!

- Mickey

Dave Dubya said...

Thanks and Happy New Year to you all.

Suzan, I opened something on Christmas morning that was just what I needed for my next rant.

Kulkuri said...

Fox News' Bernie Goldberg said, "If they repeat this long enough and often enough."

This is right out of Hitler's propaganda minister's playbook and what Fux Noise has been doing all along. I guess it's different when it is the truth, we can't have that, now can we??

Anonymous said...

The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, because the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad.

The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them more easy victims of a big lie than a small one, because they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell big ones.
Such a form of lying would never enter their heads. They would never credit others with the possibility of such great impudence as the complete reversal of facts. Even explanations would long leave them in doubt and hesitation, and any trifling reason would dispose them to accept a thing as true.
Something therefore always remains and sticks from the most imprudent of lies, a fact which all bodies and individuals concerned in the art of lying in this world know only too well, and therefore they stop at nothing to achieve this end.
~ Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering, one of Hitler's top Nazis, at the Nuremberg trials.