Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sometimes a Joke is Just a Joke

Details of the latest manufactured controversy are brought to us by Jules Crittenden.

CBS Sports commentator David Feherty wrote:

“From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death,”

Upon reading the above I promptly shot beer out of my nose holes. No, I am not a violent extremist, unless appreciating over the top humor makes me one. However, not everyone shares my sense of humor. Enter, stage far left, the purveyors of acceptable comment, Media Matters:

“Mr. Feherty’s violent comments about Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are disgusting,” said Media Matters President Eric Burns. “Suggesting that our troops would attack the leaders of the very democracy they’ve sworn to sacrifice their lives for is an insult to their integrity, honor, and professionalism. CBS Sports should demand its golf analyst apologize to our soldiers.”

Our troops are owed apologies from many sources. A short list would include the names Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Murtha, Napolitano and Media Matters, but not Feherty. I don’t pretend to speak for Mr. Feherty, but there is a reason he lumps Pelosi, Reid and Osama Bin Laden together. A good reason.

h/t Jules Crittenden via Don Surber


CGHill said...

You'll notice Burns doesn't dare defend bin Laden - out loud, anyway.

Anonymous said...

For the millionth time, this is not a democracy. And Media Matters can eat dirt and die-send some to Soros while you're at it and do us all a favor and check out.