Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pelosi: Stripping Fox News of Access

From HughHewitt.com:
In an interview with MSNBC's Keith Olberman last night, Nancy Pelosi announced that she would move to bring a vote to the floor of The House of Representatives as early as next week to ban Fox from covering Congress. "That Fox regularly grants access to Republican Congressman to spread their lies and propaganda on their airwaves is a violation of the public trust, and their continued desire to challenge such well documented facts as Global Warming, and the efficacy of single payer health insurance, proves that they are simply doing the work of the special interests. They should thus be stripped of their journalistic access in the halls of Congress," argued Pelosi.
This is an unbelievably shocking abuse of power! In the Orwellian world of the Democrats, apparently Freedom of the Press only applies to news organizations that promote the Democrats' Leftist, socialist agendas.

The Democrats are beginning to sound more like Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro than Americans!

UPDATE: Democrats spend astronomical amounts of money—without even reading the bills—under the guise of helping the economy. They have sought to regulate talk radio and call it the “fairness doctrine.” They passed CPSIA legislation that could have made it illegal for librarians to allow children into existing children’s book collections. They recently passed a bill that actually makes crimes against a particular group of people subject to more severe punishment than the exact same crimes against other people. Then they began a deliberate, orchestrated campaign to isolate, ostracize and demonize a particular news organization. So when I read on the Hugh Hewitt website that Pelosi was planning to introduce legislation stripping Fox News of their “journalistic access in the halls of Congress”—well, not much the Democrats do surprises me anymore and I posted it.

As readers have graciously—and some hatefully—pointed out, it was satire. I would have expected satire from someone like Glenn Beck who, like John Stewart, regularly engages in satire. I did not expect it from Hugh Hewitt, though if I had read farther down it was pretty clear. Bottom line: I screwed up! My sincere apologies to Nancy Pelosi and my readers for passing this satire on as fact.

36 comments:

Esplendor Havanese said...

She should be hanged

Esplendor Havanese said...

Or atleast in effigy

Joe said...

While I don't doubt for a second this is exactly what Pelosi is thinking, she never actually said this. If you go to the Hugh Hewitt article you can see that all of the dates are in the future. He's explaining a world where Fox News getting banned *could* happen.

Alexandra said...

Esplendor Havanese said...

"She should be hanged"


Hello crazy :)

DarkAudit said...

Calendar comprehension FTL.

larryc182 said...

opps, I think she came off her meds again! Probably didn't see her therapist this week either.

Ashley said...

I emailed the Hugh Hewitt site to ask for a correction on the date. It could just be an error. Why would Hugh Hewitt just make something like this up? I think it would be in poor taste.

RueKat said...

Considering all the things she has said, she doesn't deserve her speakership.

I Am John Galt! said...

Whoa whoa whoa...did ANYONE notice that this Hugh Hewitt article is a joke and the Pelosi portion is the beginning?
She may have said these things on Olbermann (I'm still trying to find that out) but you all better double check your facts before you start making this thing go viral.

Cannon said...

This story is not real.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>The Democrats are beginning to sound more like Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro than Americans!

"Beginning"???

Suzanne said...

This was tweeted to thousands of people. I hope a correction is made or a lot of people are going to be in an uproar and some credibility might be lost.

none said...

How dare Nancy Pelosi as written by Lee Habib say such a horrible thing!

Jeff said...

Speaking for what I can only assume to be 'many', don't worry, Suzanne. The credibility of you and other pied pipers hasn't suffered in the least.

jdb said...

While Hugh's futurist post was amusing, the fact that it could seem so plausible is a chilling indicator of how close we are to losing our country and our freedoms.

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Nikki said...

This is lovely. Thanks!

Mary said...

Like Suzanne, I would like to see a correction, please! Though the inaccuracy of this blog is now being tweeted about, some people haven't gotten the message yet and are spreading it as truth.

Matt Osborne said...

You know that sound on Sesame Street whenever Cookie Monster leaves Kermit flummoxed by his simple-minded wordplay? It's four dropping notes from a brass horn. Remember that sound?

I am imitating that sound right now.

You should really, really read entire posts before you hit the panic button.

Baruch60610 said...

Folks, you need to check the dates. This is satire, not news.

onepeopleunited said...

All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. I read the news and listen to all the talk but when the government and politicians start calling news organizations and groups of American citizens "enemies" because they do not agree with the agenda, then I really start to worry. Sounds eerily like the histories my grandparents told us about

onepeopleunited said...

First they came for the banks, and I did not speak out;
Then they came for the car companies, and I did not speak out;
Then they came for the news organizations, and I did not speak out;
Then they came for the reporters, and I did not speak out;
Then... When they came for me— there was no one left to speak out

David said...

She should be tried for treason. It is her job to uphold the constitution not contradict it or pass law contrary to it.

I say she is a traitor.

Daniel said...

Send her to Guantanamo with the rest of the foreign and domestic terrorists. These people in our gov't are criminals and traitors with a pathological lack of concern for America, our founding documents, and We The People. You think they're going to treat us better if we just lay down and take this? NO.

chuckv said...

A duly elected Member of the House of Representatives should be hanged, shot or sent to Gitmo? You guys call yourself patriots?

If someone were to try to ban Fox reporters, the ACLU would be the first to spring to their defense. We liberals really do believe in free speech and the Constitution.

Onepeopleunited paraphrases a German minister who did not speak out when the Nazis came to hang, shoot or send to prison political opponents. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought our government acted to salvage the banking and domestic auto industries. If you can't tell the difference between a bailout and murder, you are a hurting buckaroo.

James M said...

The purported quote is obviously a fake. Even Pelosy is not so naive as to have said anything even similar to this. So, where did it come from?

Also calling one's opponents names almost never increases one's credibility.

slap yo bitch upside the head said...

you people who believe this are morons...she never said this...how fun it must be to live in a world where you can just say anything you want and not have to support it with actual "facts"

bob said...

You right-wing tools are such fucking morons you can't even tell a joke from reality.

Tony said...

Here's my email to Hugh Hewitt:

"Hugh,
Take some care, bud. The wingnut-osphere is is abuzz with your This Just In series and I've received several emails and twitters. The problem is that with their de rigeur lack of critical thinking the right wing nutjobs think your "news items" are true. As if Sarah Palin hasn't killed off enough brain cells in these folks, I'm not sure your attempt at humor is having a salutary effect on "movement conservatism." Somewhere Bill Buckley is rolling over in his grave.
Tony61"

theonlythingicanthinkof said...

Further proof that Glenn Beck can lead idiots to lies but he can't make them believe them. That's all the personal responsibility of people dumb enough to mistake satire as truth.

Teresa said...

I am shocked! This is America not Cuba and Russia. We have to speak out.

This80sGirl said...

That page and Pelosi quote was just a JOKE. its "future dated" false quotes/headlines. a joke not well done, many thought real. Not real.
see: http://www.twitter.com/foxienews

Dr. Psycho said...

Utterly hilarious, that even as people are denouncing the hoax as a hoax, more commenters are still falling for it.

Is there any point, any more, in trying to hoax the remnants of the Republican party?

By the way, for up to the minute news that you can trust, visit http://hasobamatakenawayourgunsyet.com

onepeopleunited said...

Dr. Psycho, I checked your link. No he has not taken them away yet, but the Morons at the website cannot even spell "moran" correctly. Go figure!!!

onepeopleunited said...

While she has not yet outlawed the repubs, she has decoded to take away your privet insurance "eventually".
Page 91 of House Healthcare Bill, read it yourself at www.breakitapart.ning.com

Tony said...

Onepeopleunited :

1) the "morans" comment was purposely misspelled in reference to this photo: http://tinyurl.com/2ckxa2

2) On what page does the health care bill "eventually" outlaw "privet" [sic] insurance? On pg 91, the bill provides for a standardized minimum benefit package, which hold private insurers to a standard. IMO, there's nothing wrong with that.