Tuesday, October 29, 2019

America's new Paper of Record


At least it seems that way as satirical website The Babylon Bee, maintains its track record of puncturing the inflated egos and puffed up pretensions of the US MSM.

Washington Post To Run All Headlines By In-House ISIS Marketing Rep

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In order to ensure all headlines about Islamic terrorism are culturally sensitive and do not offend any brave freedom fighters in the Middle East, The Washington Post has retained an ISIS marketing representative. 
All headlines published about terrorism will be run by the marketing rep. The PR rep was immediately put to work as headline writers worked to come up with a sensitive take on the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 
"Do you think we should call him an extremist terrorist leader or is that considered offensive?" one intern asked the representative, Aarif al-Samarrai, in a brainstorming session Sunday. 
An angered Samarrai began firing his AK-47 into the air and screamed, "ALLAHU AKBAR!" at this suggestion, apparently not happy with the angle. Post writers frantically tried to come up with different headlines to appease him,...
Sure it's satire, but nowadays it's increasingly hard to tell the difference between that and the published news.

I liked this one too, although it's not from The Babylon Bee because even they're not this mean.

Fake - but accurate:


9 comments:

Noel said...

On well there is this
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/27/us/politics/trump-baghdadi-raid-strategy.html

Tom Hunter said...

I don't click on the NYT out of principle so if you have some breathtaking reveal you'll have to cut and paste from the article and put it here.

Roj Blake said...

I'll save you the pain of having to get someone to read it to you, Tom. We know you have difficulty with grasping adult concepts.

“These people are very smart, they’re not into cell phones anymore," Trump said. "They're not — they're very technically brilliant. You know, they use the internet better than almost anybody in the world, perhaps other than Donald Trump. But they use the internet incredibly well."

It doesn't matter what the occasion is, Trump always has to make it about Trump.

And here, you can read the rest yourself from Politico.

Remember kiddies, Trump has the best internet, a gold plated internet, all the other internets are losers.

Tom Hunter said...

"Roj Blake" still living in the mid-20th century with "newspapers"

Nowadays via the Internet I can watch things like Trump's press conference without needing a reporter to pull out "the best bits" and "put them into context".

Trump knows how to troll the living shit out of his haters, and they respond with the usual predictable howls of failing mockery and losers outrage.
Every.
Single.
Time.

When he said that I laughed out loud. I just knew it would trigger the "Roj Blake's" of this world.

Same thing with all his use of vivid imagery about "dogs". They're not a popular animal in Islamic culture, which is why so much of their propaganda uses the word as a term of abuse for their enemies.

Trump knows that, which is why he made such a meal of the word in applying it to Bagdadhi, ISIS and their ilk - along with words like "cowards", "snivelling", "howling", "crying", "whimpering", "frightened". It's his standard tactic of taking on his enemy's personal, human weak points and going after them in brutal, vicious, over-the-top langauge.

I'm sure he wasn't kidding when he said he'd like to broadcast Bagdadhi's final moments to the world so that all potential Jihadists can see what their supposed leaders are really like: gutless losers.

None of this is "intellectual" in the approved manner of Washington D.C. think tanks, geopolitical experts, counter-terrorism experts and so forth. All the chin pullers who loved the sober langauge of Obama in announcing Bin Laden's death.

But it may turn out to be more effective in directly tackling the recruiting agents of Jihadism. After all, most of the same "exprts" were wrong about how it would work in his run for President.

And on that note - given that Trump and his election team's use of Twitter and other Internet tools in the 2016 election provided the edge over the old-fashioned and incompetent media strategy of Hillary Clinton, I'd say he can lay a solid claim to using the internet better than most, if not his standard New York braggadocio as "the best", which drives his opponents so crazy.

Johno said...

The point of Trump's streaming idea is that it would directly contradicts Macron's and the Princess's "Christchurch call" by streaming pretty much the same material the Christchurch shooter did.

Which will get a lot of knickers twisted and a lot of eyes off the ball.

Judge Holden said...

It’s so sweet the way Tommy considers Trump to be this genius who’s playing 5D chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. Drawing method from someone who’s obviously mentally deficient and incapable of thinking more than one move behind. An odd person to have a man crush on, but then Tommy is an odd person.

Tom Hunter said...

Boom tish!!!!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

These fellows are so brilliantly funny, they should all be on the stage. The last one out of town.

Tom Hunter said...

Drawing method from someone who’s obviously mentally deficient and incapable of thinking more than one move behind.

And you lost to this person! Or at least the person you supported as the least worse alternative lost. Because we know that a real Far Lefter like you spits on Democrats only a little less than on the GOP.

Still, losing to such a retard as Trump. Any normal human with a sense of self-worth and self-awareness would be ashamed of their stupidity.

But not Sludgy. Always on the attack is ze.