Hey Senator Durbin. Stuff this!

Recently, Dick Durban, the senior US Senator from the bankrupt state of Illinois, suggested that the government needed to define who was a “journalist”.  You just can’t have people dressed in pjs hanging around their living rooms with no editors or fact checkers putting out stuff that they call “news”.

If you let the unwashed masses start being “journalist wannabes” Lord only knows the kind of stuff that could be published and confuse the trailer trash that reads thingys like “blogs”, whatever they are.  And I’m sure Senator Durbin doesn’t know what they are, HE wouldn’t read one.  He’s erudite, informed and sophisticated.  HE likely would get his news from a real news source, like maybe KTVU television in San Francisco.

KTVU is a real television station with a real news department that has real journalists working in it.  They have news directors and news readers anchors.  They have fact checkers.

So, without further ado, let’s cut to KTVU’s report on the pilots of the Korean Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco last week.

If you missed it, here’s a screen shot.

KTVU Screenshot

Hey Senator Dick!  You’re a erudite, informed and sophisticated Dick.

By the way the names were apparently furnished to KTVU by the National Transportation Safety Board, an agency of the Federal Government.

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  • jim_m

    The press should get off their high horse. If they aren’t being punked by interns at the NTSB they are displaying their bigoted ignorance on the front page of major daily newspapers.

    I guess the good news is that this has really raised the visibility of the Asian American Journalists Assoc. (AAJA)

    • Brucehenry

      Yeah, Warner posted a whole article about it. You were the first one to comment on it.

      • jim_m

        Hey, don’t shoot the messenger. The left has made these rules on race and you should be the first to have to live up to them.

        Frankly I find the TV station being punked to be hysterically funny. The press carries on about their legions of editors etc. that prevent them from doing stupid things like this but it seems to keep happening. While this was just funny, the Mohammad al Dura fraud is epic in its racism (antisemitism) and incompetence. Things like the David Gregory incident are pure propaganda if not a prime example of malice against society.

        Bottom line is that the MSM is increasingly unreliable, untrustworthy and irrelevant as a news source. When I want to learn something about a story like the Zimmerman trial I go to some legal blog like legalinsurrection.com rather than turn on the news.

      • jim_m

        The article above was not posted by Warner. Hey! You must work for that stupid SF news program.

        • Brucehenry

          I was referring to the article entitled “Chicago Sun-Times Apologize[sic] Over ‘Racist’ Asiana Airlines Crash Headline” posted by Warner a few days ago, which you posted the first comment on.

          • jim_m

            Yeah, that front page is a great summary of left wing ignorance. The headline says that the left are insensitive racists and the header across the bottom displays their epic ignorance as they shout about gun crime in a city where guns essentially remain illegal.

            Ironically, they oppose guns on the basis that the one place in the nation where they are most illegal and which has the worst crime rates will become even more crime ridden if lawful citizens are allowed to arm themselves.

            A snapshot of failed left wing ideology.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah, I get it. I was just remarking on the fact that you posted this link as if it were something new, as if we hadn’t seen it just a couple of days ago.

            BTW, this prank proves that “the left” are insensitive racists? How so?

            Also by the way, I think the fact that Warner put the word “Racist” in irony-quotes indicates that HE, at least, didn’t think the headline proved racism.

          • jim_m

            No. I posted it as something related, not new. I’m not surprised that you are still unable to connect the dots.

            The AAJA considered it as crossing the line even though they did not state that they felt it was necessarily overtly racist.

            ANd no, it does not prove that everyone on the left are insensitive racists (although that does remain the truth for the majority on the left). My point is that had a conservative made any of these errors the left would have erupted in outrage. We would have been subjected to 24/7 news coverage and race merchants like Sharpton and Jackson demanding reparations and boycotts.

            Once again. my point is that you need to start living by the rules you set for everyone else. So by your own rules I convict the left of racism for both of these incidents. It isn’t a question of what I believe, it is a question of the rules you have made. Live with them.

            [and if we want to see more overt racism from the left, I suspect that we will be gratified with that following Zimmerman’s acquittal this evening. No doubt the racist in chief in the WH will make some statement stoking racial tensions. There is already evidence that his DOJ has done just that in this case.]

  • Commander_Chico

    That is damned funny. Emphasis on the “damned.”

  • Tanuki Man

    It was confirmed by NTSB intern Bob Abooey.

  • GarandFan

    That “newsroom” appears to be as competence as Dickless Durbin.

  • warnertoddhuston

    Dick Turbin is one of the biggest jags in the Senate.

  • Jwb10001

    Wonder how Durbin would feel if someone proposed that only non idiots should be senators? Let’s make a new law that says your IQ has to be higher than room temp of an igloo before you can run for office.

  • Constitution First

    The government defines journalist as one who takes their propaganda orders from the regime. I define journalist as one who does not.