Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Local Weekly and Leftist Weenie

The free local cage-liner, C-Ville Weekly, has run another story about Mike Stark (and his leftie blog, "Calling All Wingnuts"), the "nutroots" guy who was "shown the door" by some involved in the Allen campaign last November.

It is the typical favorable treatment the paper invariably gives to leftists. Stark is portrayed as a good guy, just tryin' to change things for the better. He is a self-styled journalist who, in his words, likes to ask questions the regular media will not ask. It is good that someone is willing to challenge and engage political figures. And the regular media can be derelict in their duty to actually report the facts, choosing instead to manufacture a story to fit their own template.

Like the regular media, however, Stark has a double standard. He likes to challenge conservatives with questions like: “Why did you spit at your first wife, George?” and "Have you ever used the 'N-word'?"

If you are an avowed socialist, Stark is your best friend. John Edwards gets the pandering kid-glove treatment with an intimate discussion about the necessity for the creation of a new government agency to monitor corporations for the purpose of preventing fraudulence and embezzlement (S.E.C., anyone?).

His blog is dedicated to what Rush Limbaugh likes to term "seminar callers." Stark posts the results of his calls to right-wing radio shows, and gives his instructions for the reader to call the shows on his or her own. Sprinkled with tidbits like:

“Hmm, you’ve got a point there. You know what, you’re right, George Bush is an incompetent and dangerous megalomaniac.”

"I can’t think of a more powerful government than one headed by a president who thinks he can flout any law he wants and listen in on my personal phone conversations. Reagan didn’t do it, why is it OK for Bush?”

Don't let the truth get in the way, Mike.

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