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February 3, 2010

Media Matters and Ariana Huffington Need a Lesson in Metaphor

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 10:58 am
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Dictionary.com defines metaphor as a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”  Because most of us had to sit through years of english and literature classes we know that if a person starts a paragraph talking about something like say…the economy, and continues by using metaphor to describe what is happening to it, it stands to reason that the entire paragraph is metaphor about…the economy.

Well, either Media Matters and Ariana Huffington didn’t take any english or literature classes, they forgot the meaning of metaphor, or they have just plain ignored the obvious to launch another attack at Glenn Beck.  I believe it is the latter, but who am I really?  These people are intentionally attacking Beck because they just can’t stand that people are listening to him.  They can’t stand that their viewership/readership is jumping the proverbial ship.

Glenn doesn’t usually defend himself against crazy attacks like this, but this one was particularly special because one of his defenders, Ailes, defended him incorrectly.  Glenn felt the need to set the record straight, though as someone who watches his show daily I can say there was no need.  I knew what he meant, despite what the left wants you to think, Beck doesn’t make me want to attack anyone, blow up anything, shoot a politician, or any of the other violent acts that the left says he espouses.  I watched that segment and I knew he wasn’t talking about the government actually lining us up and killing us, just like I knew he wasn’t talking about a literal plane.  He wasn’t talking about the President actually being a pilot, and he didn’t mean the President was himself piloting a plane into the ground.

It is amazing that Media Matters For America, a site that claims they are “progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”, and Ariana Huffington that started the Huffington Post an “Internet Newspaper” (which is seen as a threat by my malware software by the way) would violate their own high-minded sense of truth and twist things into an out and out lie.  Well, I guess it isn’t that amazing.

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2 Comments »

  1. Beck tried to “set the record straight” by lying and claiming he never said it. Too bad we have the video: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200911030042

    Comment by rmwarnick — February 3, 2010 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  2. Yes he said he didn’t remember saying slaughter. Then last night he corrected himself, as he has always promised he would. It’s too bad that Media Matters, the source for all the truth on the left forgot to post a video of last night’s show. I guess they are only concerned with misinformation if it comes from the right.

    Comment by disgruntledpatriot — February 3, 2010 @ 6:59 pm | Reply


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