The Most Moronic Media Statements of the Week: Fake Jobs, Al Gore’s Bogus Science, and “Gay Icon” Levi Johnston
And The Winner Is:
Recovery.gov wins NewsReal’s Most Moronic Statement of the Week Award. The White House’s own web site actually claimed that in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. There’s one problem, though: There is no 9th Congressional District in Arizona. Oops. Oh well, at least it was a transparent misstatement.
Father Earth, Al Gore places a close second. On the NBC ‘Tonight Show’ last Thursday, Gore shared his scientific analysis of geothermal energy with an eager audience. His facts, alas, were not only misstated, they were downright false:
“People think about geothermal energy – when they think about it at all – in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …”
For the record, the interior of the earth is not ‘several million degrees.’ All science to date indicates the earth’s core is between 4000°C to 8000°C. The media yawned and Al Gore, once again, remained unchallenged.
Teen idiot Levi Johnson, the sperm donor for Sarah Palin’s grandchild makes our list for two breathtakingly moronic statements:
Johnston to Life & Style Magazine – “If I’m a gay icon, so be it. I guess it’s a compliment.”
The father of Sarah Palin’s grandson then rounded out the week by confessing to the world that he found Sarah Palin disgusting:
“I just look at her in disgust. … It’s almost funny, that she’s like, 46 years old, and she’s battling a 19-year-old, and I’m winning.”
The New York Times told readers Saturday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try five Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainees in New York City was “a bold and principled step…toward repairing the damage wrought by former President George W. Bush.” Words fail.
Chris Matthews remains “unclear if religion was a factor” in the recent Fort Hood massacre.
“Its not a crime to call al Qaeda, is it?” Not according to the current administration, apparently.
Talk show hostess Joy Behar is of the belief that churches should be taxed because Catholics are working with Congress to get abortion restrictions in health bill. She stated, oops, misstated: “The majority in this country are pro-choice.” Behar needs to quit watching CNN – or stop drinking kool-aid.
In Monday’s New York Times, Paul Krugman argues that Tea Party protests in Washington represent the mainstream of the Republican Party and are part of a long history of paranoid politics in the United States. Inquiring minds want to know: Is it still paranoia if someone really is out to get ya?
Till next week, keep smiling.