Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

Ode To Joy

By mike flugennockMonday - February 21st, 2022Categories: coronavirus, media

Y’know that stupid game you play with fortune cookies in which you read the fortune out loud and add the phrase “in bed” at the end…? Well, that’s apparently the favorite little fun game with the brain-rotted US media with regard to China, especially at the Olympics this past week — find any news of any positive achievement of or any news that reflects well on China, and the US Boss Media will be right on top of it with their shallow bitching and moaning about “human rights”, trot out their victims of the week, fling some over-hyped apocryphal stories around and wail “but at what cost”?

The front page of the Washington Post — where Democracy died long ago and is now beginning to smell really pungent in darkness — put on quite a show this past Saturday, pissing and moaning about the job the Chinese did of keeping covid under control during the Olympics, claiming that it “kept the joy out of the Games” and at “great mental and financial costs”. It was a headline so galling that I had to just kind of stand there in the front hall, slack-jawed, sputtering and giggling as I read and re-read it.

I was almost in awe of it, somehow — a gaggle of hacks from a corporate mouthpiece in the seat of the US Empire, which had twice as many covid-19 deaths last week than China had all of last year, is having a tantrum about China taking the steps any responsible government should do during a public health emergency, filling its pants about how it took the joy out of the Olympics. Myself, I think any “joy” issues our friends here had came more from the shock of being shown up by a Chinese-American who chose to ski for China, and by a government which treats healthcare as a public good rather than a commodity.

Yeah, shame those horrid, awful Chinese commies took appropriate action to mitigate the spread of an infectious pathogen and took a little bit of the “joy” out of it for you — not nearly as awesome as here in the good old USA, where we’re joyful and free and lost nearly a million people to covid19 last year.

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Low-Priority File

By mike flugennockWednesday - June 30th, 2021Categories: Bidenism, Economy, Health Care, Party Animals, coronavirus, elections, environment

…and apparently, for the Washington Post and the Democratic Party, holding their President to account for unfulfilled campaign promises is lodged in a low-priority file somewhere between “Can’t Be Bothered” and “Tough Shit”.

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The Teeth of Biden (Make Sure The Kids Hear Words)

By mike flugennockSunday - September 15th, 2019Categories: 2020 Election, Party Animals, elections, media

The Biden Train kept a-rollin’, all night long. As DNC frontrunner (cough) Sen. Joe Biden was defending the rank-ass “legacy” of his ex-boss and forgetting what he was saying halfway through his answers on the “debate” stage this week, the featured body part malfunction was the Senator’s dentures, which slipped out on the air at the worst possible moment — which is to say, pretty much every moment, from all accounts.

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