Thursday, December 22, 2005

Media bytes

I've been dilly-dallying on the nets today and found a couple of funny bytes. Via The Carpetbagger, we have the inside scoop on John Gibson's meltdown during a segment with Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State on the so-called "war on Christmas."

Gibson, whose self-congratulatory plugging of his inane book was interrupted by Boston's interjecting the small fact that Gibson is outright lying about the incidents he claims proves his thesis on "the war," suffered a total meltdown on air. Even better, Boston reveals the after-air antics of Gibson and his team where Gibson threatens him and warns him never to have a drink in the same bar as himself.

Clearly, Gibson must have composed the book while sitting at the aforementioned establishment, since his assertions are so easily disproved. The only logical explantion is he was shit-faced drunk when he wrote it.

Meanwhile, Froomkin, whose whole column is worth reading today, points us to the greatest adolescent prank of the year - a doctored video of Bush's recent news conference that makes him appear to be drunk [scroll down at link]. Froomkin also provides the real thing. Frankly I didn't see all that much difference. My only complaint on the prank is I wish it was longer. Hilarious.
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Blogger Gary Freedman said...

The Carpetbagger. I preferred the Cliff Notes version.

5:07:00 PM  

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