The Radio Neutralizer - Lyin' Baloney

Monday, November 14, 2005

Maloney Outsmarts Himself!

Yes, you read that correctly. Maloney finally came out the victor in a battle of wits with... himself. It remains unclear how this will be noted on his won/lost record, but the lack of clarity is at least consistent with his thinking.

I'm referring, of course, to his piece on Bugs Bunny on 11/13. He makes the remarkably specious argument that O'Reilly's comments were not over the top compared to Bugs Bunny cartoons from the 50's.

Now - it is admittedly difficult to find fault with the argument itself, (aside from the complete lack of relevance) - Warner Brothers and Disney both published cartoons that today's audience would find outrageous by modern standards. ("Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs" comes to mind - read all about it here: http://www.toontracker.com/coalblack/coalblack.htm)

It's an undisputable fact that compared to cartoons 50 years ago, O'Reilly's remarks don't seem quite as biting - and Brian does make an apt comparison: Bill is in the same league of "beyond the pale" as outrageously racist and intolerant children's programming from the height of the cold war.

Now let's take this line of thought to the logical conclusion: No network would be caught dead with racist and intolerant cartoons from the 50's. Audiences would condemn them as "relics from the past" and generally regard them as the utter cultural waste that they are.

O'Reilly definitely belongs with Coal Black. Take him off the air.

Thanks so much Brian for putting it in perspective, however unintentionally.

3 Comments:

  • Good history lesson. Great logic. The conclusion is spot on.

    By Blogger RealDCC, at 8:30 PM  

  • I just found Maloney's blog, and then yours by linkage.

    So if Maloney is a self appointed attack dog against "Air America", are you their self appointed PR department?

    I don't know either of you, but your site pretty much seems limited to attacking Maloney.

    Is that a business model?

    By Blogger Extreme Wisdom, at 1:56 PM  

  • I'm not in PR, nor is this anything resembling a "business" - I am quite gainfully employed and this falls under the heading of "hobby."

    I just don't think BS artists who carefully filter information to paint a wildly inaccurate picture should go unchallenged.

    By Blogger Lyin' Baloney, at 2:54 PM  

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