Video: MSNBC quotes WhiteHouse.org on Falwell’s political influence

posted at 4:42 pm on May 15, 2007 by Allahpundit

Yeah, WhiteHouse.org. The most infamous, relentlessly anti-Bush parody site on the ‘Net.

You can imagine how it played out. Producer to intern: “We need a fawning description of him from the White House website to show how influential he was with conservatives.” Intern to producer: “Great! I’ll just google white house falwell…”

Have a look at what, in their haste, they evidently thought was an official White House webpage. Sample quote:

I was enjoying breakfast in my kitchen, righteously poring over my daily foot-high stack of mostly gay hardcore pornography so that I might issue informed denunciations to my flock. I had just paused to admire the contours of my third helping of some especially handsome kielbasa, when suddenly there was that awful parody staring at me from the pages of Hustler!

And yet, when they realized what they’d done, they couldn’t admit their mistake. Watch what the anchor says at the end to “clarify” the earlier report. There’s no admission that they were fooled; on the contrary, she implies that they meant to quote WH.org and merely didn’t want to leave viewers with the impression that it’s the official White House site.

Needless to say, she also doesn’t mention that the site is viciously anti-Bush. (Although Matthews, to his credit, does.)



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Kudos to Chris for sniffing that one out quick. I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Chris Matthews and his unbalanced broadcast, but he did the right thing there.

Matticus Finch on May 15, 2007 at 4:51 PM

I remember one of the Soros funded sites busting on Fox for picking up on a story about The Ham Steak of Hate, where a school district was putting together a Ham Reponse Unit.

BohicaTwentyTwo on May 15, 2007 at 4:52 PM

That bimbo and ‘one of her producers’ should be pounding the pavement tomorrow.

RedWinged Blackbird on May 15, 2007 at 4:53 PM

The democrat run media will do anything and use any source to smear the President.

Capitalist Infidel on May 15, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Although Matthews, to his credit, does.

At least he’s consistent.

amerpundit on May 15, 2007 at 4:56 PM

It’s really pretty funny when you think about it. The MSM are using the New Media as a source, but most are too damn stupid to know where to look.

RedWinged Blackbird on May 15, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Contessa never was the brightest bulb in the socket at MSNBC.

Valiant on May 15, 2007 at 5:03 PM

What a sad sack of mediocrity MSNBC is.

spmat on May 15, 2007 at 5:08 PM

The fact that these broadcast talking heads sound just as deadly earnest reading from a parody site as when they are describing some outbreak of fighting just shows they can be easily replaced by computer generated images, that is if they haven’t been already.

pedestrian on May 15, 2007 at 5:11 PM

Good grief.

JammieWearingFool on May 15, 2007 at 5:16 PM

Princesa Contessa – pretty and…empty.

Entelechy on May 15, 2007 at 5:17 PM

Remember, it’s those layers of editorial overview that make the MSM waaaaaaay more professional and reliable than those silly bloggers!

Enrique on May 15, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Ahhh… but its an exhibition of trutherism….

It says what I want about someone I don’t like… therefore its a higher truth…

Suprised they didn’t go to WhiteHouse.com …. but I guess that isn’t a porno site like it used to be…

Romeo13 on May 15, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Contessa is a pampered asshat

Wade on May 15, 2007 at 5:30 PM

consider this link:

http://friendlyatheist.com/2006/12/01/shelley-the-republican-debunked/

the fact that this post exists – that progressives had to undertake a serious investigation until they found some string of text which explained the joke to them in baby words – is the real punchline.

but it’s hard to laugh. it’s not pathetic. pathos is what you feel for someone who is dedicated to harming themselves. look at a thread from the site in question:

http://www.shelleytherepublican.com/2006/08/26/athiest-troublemakers-not-ok-in-ok.aspx#comment-88201

what’s there? if it were only the post itself, it would just be satire, but following it are nearly 100 comments from credulous progressives who are not only ready to believe, but eager to hate. and that’s what they do. like a hundred julias, screeching, “B B, B B,..!”

one sees this under every “satire” blog. here’s another example:

http://15yrs4bush.blogspot.com/2004/07/oh-my-god-today-i-saw-sumthing-my-dad.html

despite everything, i don’t resent progressives enough to believe they’re as stupid as they present themselves in these situations. what it is, is much scarier. what it is, is they hate us. they shake our hands, they hang out with us after work, they bring the misdelivered mail by, come in, have a beer, all the regular stuff you’d anticipate of friends and family. but the whole time they are prepossessed with a roiling hind-brain hatred of everyone who doesn’t think exactly like they do.

all satire is on some level strawman. progressives’ satire of non-progressives is effigy. these ostensibly imbecilic people lashing out at clearly fake bloggers are neither completely oblivious nor are they playing along. they are entranced in a sort of fey state, hating the “other” without limit in an arena preparedfor it. a padded room for them to have their psychotic breaks from the tension between their demand for social community and their utter innability to cope with the human tendency towards individualism.

jummy on May 15, 2007 at 5:35 PM

No media bias here…move on..

EEprom on May 15, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Incomptent Bias has ;ong been a MSM trademark. It isnt shocking we know that the MSM has an agenda and they play favorites.

William Amos on May 15, 2007 at 5:45 PM

the fact that this post exists – that progressives had to undertake a serious investigation until they found some string of text which explained the joke to them in baby words – is the real punchline.

HAH and the dude posts on a blog — “let’s keep this out little secret”

I am pretty sure I said it a while ago, but I am sure there are more pretend GOP blogs out there run and probably paid for by the DNC or Soros JUST to sully up the Rightosphere.

Topsecretk9 on May 15, 2007 at 5:50 PM

what idiots.
the dolts at MSNBC probably think The Daily Show is real news, and thus, their REAL competition.

it is now.

stevezilla on May 15, 2007 at 5:59 PM

there was actually an article going around the other day about a “study” which asserted, yes, that the daily show is as “substantive” as the standard msm fairre.

jummy on May 15, 2007 at 6:10 PM

excuse me please…and if you don’t, well then. Who is this BROAD? For GOd’s sake I found myself thanking Matthews. When the voice of reason turns out to be him then where are we really?

mjkazee on May 15, 2007 at 6:13 PM

Im a little moonbat see me spout…

javascript:void(window.open(‘http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/news;_ylt=Apks7i7YFJG.C8CIWzZRvGfbKs0F?ch=49799&cl=2711418&lang=en’,'playerWindow’,'width=793,height=608,scrollbars=no’));

William Amos on May 15, 2007 at 6:34 PM

ugh try itas a link

William Amos on May 15, 2007 at 6:34 PM

jummy, from last fall

Entelechy on May 15, 2007 at 6:43 PM

Entelechy on May 15, 2007 at 6:43 PM

that’s the one. thanks.

so what does that confirm of center-right critiques of the msm?

jummy on May 15, 2007 at 6:51 PM

Hmmmm…two words come to mind, one, referring to her non existant mental capabilities, ie, DUMB, the second is a derogative perjorative term referencing the female anatomy between the thighs…..four letters..starts with “C”….ehhh you can figure it out from there.

Edward Lunny on May 15, 2007 at 6:53 PM

Don Imus ‘humor’ on Cotessa Brewer, who worked on his show as a news reader.

Entelechy on May 15, 2007 at 6:53 PM

Those MSM journalistic standards are hard at work again!!!

bigbeas on May 15, 2007 at 7:05 PM

By now, more people have seen this clip than watched it live, I would imagine….. it’s all a clever marketing ploy by Matthews.

rw on May 15, 2007 at 7:16 PM

The internets, strikes again.

Yannow…this certainly strikes a fine point onto what Michelle said last night.

In that MSM reporting is becoming more and more irrelevant.

The Ugly American on May 15, 2007 at 7:26 PM

At least even Matthews didn’t buy it. The only good thing Ill say about him this decade.

VinceP1974 on May 15, 2007 at 8:36 PM

lmao xD

Aylios on May 16, 2007 at 6:41 AM

The fact that these broadcast talking heads sound just as deadly earnest reading from a parody site as when they are describing some outbreak of fighting just shows they can be easily replaced by computer generated images, that is if they haven’t been already.

pedestrian on May 15, 2007 at 5:11 PM

two words… Max Headroom !!

mrfixit on May 16, 2007 at 6:57 AM

Do you think someone meeet Contessa on the sidewalk every morning and has to tell her which way to walk to get to the office. What a dimwit!

Malpaso on May 16, 2007 at 9:54 AM