Sunday, February 12, 2006

Separated at Birth


Apologies for my absence--I was struck down this past week by the non-avian flu. As it turns out, it wasn't a bad week for an unplanned vacation; "The Point" has been fairly mundane in the past few days.

I'm on the mend, though, and just in time for another of Mark Hyman's multi-series hit pieces, this time on the ACLU. Hyman promises to bypass ACLU propaganda to give us his particular "truthiness" on the organization in the coming days. And we'll be on the case.

Speaking of truthiness, I can't help but point out the following: doesn't the new photo of Hyman that appears on "The Point's" website look like someone doing a put-on of Stephen Colbert doing a put-on of a blowhard conservative pundit?

You be the judge:


8 Comments:

At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hyman looks like he is ready to start goose-stepping at the drop of a hat to me. Just imagine him with a small mustache and his hand raised in salute to GWB and the GOP.
Thanks,
Mike B. in SC

 
At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!

Hyman's either goose-stepping or...
...he's like one of those Soviet-era statues of the "Common (Soviet) Man"

God these guys are pathetic.

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted,

On the anniversary of Mark's smear job on you, I thought I'd offer the following. Let's pretend the following was read over 61 television stations:


----- The Point -----
(cue up important-sounding intro music)

Some of the brightest minds in America are in the internet trucking industry. Unfortunately, trucking is also home to those who can't hold a job in the real world. Otherwise unemployable individuals stay up late at night to proselytize intellectually bankrupt viewpoints on other people’s blogs.

Take for example Mike Thayer of Cedar Rapid, Iowa. Mike likes to post offensive blogs. On his blog, he cautions that while the constitution is sometimes important, torture doesn’t really hurt anyone.

“If you need to torture someone, would you at least do it before I eat? I've got a pepperoni pizza waiting for me at the all-you-can-eat joint.”

Fringe thinkers such as Mike Thayer have a First Amendment right to voice their opinions. They just don't have a right to be employed. And they shouldn't.

And that's The Point. Don't bother to email me YOUR opinion. These are MY stations. Get used to it!

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Ted Remington said...

Man, has it been a year already? Yikes! Thanks for remembering!

tjr

 
At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For relative newbies, in case you missed the Satire presented in the 3rd post here, I now include the text of original inspiration for it. To wit, here is what Herr Hyman said about Ted and others on his February 16, 2005 broadcast edition of "The [dumbass] Point".

(this was taken right off of Sincliar's website...)


Failures In Higher Education

Some of the brightest minds in America are in academia. Unfortunately, higher education is also home to those who can't hold a job in the real world. Otherwise unemployable individuals are paid to proselytize intellectually bankrupt viewpoints.

Consider the firestorm over remarks by Colorado University's Ward Churchill likening the 3,000 World Trade Center victims to Nazis.

Sadly, his warped views are not as isolated as you might think. And too often radical views are funded with your tax dollars.

At the University of Wisconsin at Superior, Professor Michael Ball announced in a published paper that he discovered the common thread of hate groups: Christianity. I'll make certain to mention this to all of the Christian suicide-bombers in the Middle East.

The University of Iowa's Ted Remington cautions that while plagiarizing work shortchanges the student's own learning it doesn't really hurt anybody.

"While plagiarism is often defined as 'stealing' someone else's words or ideas, it is rarely the case that published writers or public speakers are harmed by having their words or their thoughts 'stolen' by a college student."

If you need to plagiarize would you at least turn your in assignments on time. I've got a latte waiting for me at the campus coffee house.

And there is no diversity in the University of Illinois at Chicago's Graduate Women's Studies program. The department's official newsletter includes extremist positions such as advocating sexual identity protest marches, offering a first-hand account of giving an abortion to a 16-year old and informing readers that pro-life positions are tied to domestic abuse.


Fringe thinkers such as Churchill, Remington and Ball have a First Amendment right to voice their opinions. They just don't have a right to make a living off it at taxpayers' expense. And they shouldn't.


And that's The Point.


I'm Mark Hyman.


Fill out the form below and tell me what you think.


- END OF MARK's SLANDER --

No matter what people like Mike Thayer say to the contrary, in a good society, there is no room for the sort of one-sided slanderous garbage that Sinclair puts out. At the least, Sinclair should provide a time for those slandered to provide a "counterpoint"... not on a blog, but on the same venue that the original slander occurred. Thus, Ted should have had the opportunity to say that Hyman was full of shit -- on all of those stations that Hyman uses for his propaganda.

But no. No Fairness. No Balance.

Sinclair doesn't play fair. Might ($$$) makes Right, in their bible.

We live in sad times.

Three cheers for Ted's efforts!

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted:

Regarding your photos of Herr Hyman and his double.

Interesting, isn't it, these almost "full body" shots? It is as if the head (representing the intellect) doesn't quite cut it, so Mark has to go for the more physical body shot. Oh, my, how intimidating!

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Mike the Liberal said...

At the least, Sinclair should provide a time for those slandered to provide a "counterpoint"... not on a blog, but on the same venue that the original slander occurred. Thus, Ted should have had the opportunity to say that Hyman was full of shit -- on all of those stations that Hyman uses for his propaganda.

But no. No Fairness. No Balance.

Actually, it's more like, "No Fairness Doctrine, ergo No Balance."

MTL

 
At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be noted that Herr Hyman has REPLACED his Uber-mensch visage with the "kinder/gentler" version that is inadvertently linked here in Ted's post.

Originally, the parallel between the photos of Hymie and Colbert was quite close.

But Sinclair/Hyman have a habit of revising their website when Ted (or other media watchdog) identify either outright slander (think of the attack on Ted or the more recent crap-shot against George Soros) or just stupid SBG garbage.

 

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