Monday, September 21, 2009

John Edwards, Roue'

The dictionary defines roue' as a lecherous, dissipated man, or one who leads a sensual and immoral life. I suppose in this instance one could also look up such words as reprobate, blackguard, scoundrel, rascal, and scalawag. Beside all of these words should be placed two pictures. First and foremost Newt Gingrich and beside him, John Edwards.

If the proposed book by a former aide of Edwards is true, and these tell all's often are, Edwards took a page out of Gingrich's book, when he told his "ho" that they would get married, when his wife died of cancer. I do not think you can get any lower than to cheat on your ailing wife and go so far as to anticipate her death.

The books states that Edwards pleaded with his aide to claim paternity, which he ultimately did. It also says that Edwards inquired as to whether he could find a doctor to fake a paternity test to say that his aide was the father. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

A public figure should know that his enablers will some day betray him for the money a publisher or tabloid will pay for such juicy news. Let's hope that Elizabeth Edwards sends him packing, should he finally admit to all of this. She must have had a hellish last couple of years, with both her illness and her sleazy husband's hidden life eating at her. Whether all of this latest information is true or not, Mr. Edwards deserves his own special place in hell beside all of the other slimeballs of his ilk.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unbalanced FOX News Sways Political Opinion - Owned by Foreigner

FOX News unabashedly publicized the so-called teabagger event in Washington, DC recently. In fact a FOX news producer was caught rallying the crowd behind a FOX reporter during a newscast. The network has regularly been caught reporting false information. It refuses to show the President's speeches and news conferences, something it did not do with the previous administration. In several instances it has been caught falsifying the party designation of disgraced Republicans, showing them as Democrats.

The troubling factor with FOX News' obviously biased reporting and its extreme, sometimes fanatical on-air personalities is the fact that it is owned by a foreigner, Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, then, is influencing the direction of the voters in this country. Recently, one of his news outlets in Britain was caught illegally taping phone conversations of British politicians, which makes one wonder if FOX News is doing the same in this country.

Murdoch not only owns right wing FOX news, but he owns the right winged New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, which is taking a decided turn to the right. His network also has outlets all over the country in most major TV viewing areas. The TV network typically broadcasts shows that push the envelope of legally appropriate material for prime time. I have heard many folks call it the trash network, because most of its shows are trashy, the opposite of what those who watch his news network would claim to support.

Murdoch continues to widen his control of news in this country. His newspapers and cable and broadcast news outlets have ramped up their rhetoric since the Obama election. They are pulling in a large number of viewers who faithfully believe the network's right wing hacks, Hannity, O'Reilly, and Huckabee, convicted felon, G. Gordon Liddy and Iran Contra's Oliver North. This type of decidedly unbalanced, often false reporting is swaying a large sector of the voting public. Thus it makes Murdoch a very powerful figure, who sits backstage, while his mouthpieces continue to garner support for his growing news empire and putting votes behind right wing Republicans. One has to wonder just how much Murdoch becomes personally involved in backroom politics and influences the politicians his network helps bring votes their way.