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January 04, 2006

Letterman: "60% Of What You Say Is Crap" Media

Dave Letterman takes on Bill O'Reilly. Video (via Atrios).

Letterman: "I'm very concerned about people like yourself who don't have nothing but endless sympathy for a woman like Cindy Sheehan. Honest to Christ. Honest to Christ."

Letterman: "I'm not smart enough to debate you point for point on this, but I have the feeling — I have the feeling — I have the feeling about 60% of what you say is crap."

Check it out.

(Oh, and O'Reilly — it's not "M16", you pompous ass. It's "MI6". MI, as in Military Intelligence.)

Posted by Jonathan at January 4, 2006 12:09 AM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb


You are SO on a tear about 2006 and we're only a few days in! I love it! I've been offline all day, so imagine my delight when i just got on and saw all the great posts for today -including a head start on tomorrow (it's still today in Seattle.)

In addition to all the coming-to-conflagration-point developments in the peak oil/global warming/Iraq/Iran?/Bushworld arenas, there's also the more and more frequent appearance in the mainstream press of direct slices at the idiocy and deception of Bushworld, and boy does that feel great. It's becoming a perfectly natural thing to read and hear pieces coming from a point of view that entirely accepts the notion that Bush et al. are demented, Machiavellian lunatics - yes, it rankles a bit that they jump into the fray at this late date, but that doesn't lessen my enthusiam for it.

I've been reading a lot about emergence theory lately, and what's starting to catch fire in the media is certainly an excellent example of it - all the 'local' activity of the blog-world's relentless reporting of the truth seems to have finally generated enough feedback/feedforward to trigger the next level of development. And now it's generating it's own momentum. Bono and the Gateses as People of the Year? While they picked mega-names, the direction can't be faulted. Especially when a rock star and an otherwise pretty rapacious business mogul are the ones saying "We can do this! It's entirely do-able!" in the same timeframe as the administration's disastrously craven and cruel mishandling of Katrina. While the general level of cognitive dissonance we still experience remains quite high, at least we are seeing more evidence that a few more people out there - even in Congress - are beginning to call a spade a spade.

What will be the next transformative behavior in this emergent process? I don't know, but I'm sure glad to have you as my tour guide. Keep the feedback coming.


Posted by: Deborah at January 4, 2006 01:39 AM