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Even the Mainstream Mediocracy Can’t Keep a Straight Face Anymore

This morning on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” a mildly amazing thing happened: The panel — consisting of the Usual Members of the Beltway Mediocracy, Pundit Division — laughed out loud at certifiable wingnut Laura Ingraham’s ludicrous contention that the Obama Administration was more passionate in their dislike of Fox News than terrorist jihadists.

Why is this mildly amazing? Well, in the past, Steph and his panel would commonly listen to this kind of rightie nitwittery with straight faces, and then quickly move on. Now, they are openly laughing at it — even George ‘Eff’ Will apparently chuckled, and G.S. himself scoffed “Come on” — which is a sign of just how far down the well to obscurity the right-wing media have fallen. Here’s the video clip, courtesy of Media Matters:

The Tattlesnake Suggestions for the Fox Populi and the Other Media Maroons Edition

Remember, Kids, Freedom Isn’t Free: While I would never support censoring anyone’s freedom of speech, I think there should be special conditions for those in the right-wing media who regularly abuse this right by using it to spread outrageous fabrications and misleading distortions. Following are a few suggestions:

Sean Hannity should be required to do his program in between regularly scheduled televised waterboarding sessions, say at 30-minute intervals every time he’s on the air. It’s could be like the half-hour time mark, “This is Sean Hannity and it’s exactly 8:30 brggghhhh — arrggghhhh, STOP, STOP!!!!” This will end when Sean admits waterboarding is torture and quits show business the next day.

Bill O’Reilly should have to do his show without a teleprompter or a script. Also, every antagonistic guest which would constitute his entire guest list — would be a complete surprise that O’Reilly would have to deal with on-air in ‘real time’ without preparation. Oh, and the guests would all wear Keith Olbermann masks. This will stop when O’Reilly admits he uses a teleprompter and a script to do his show and there’s nothing wrong with that. He’ll also have to stop ambushing people with whom he disagrees, and say Olbermann’s name at least once during every program, until he quits show business the next day.

Glenn Beck should be required to have Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on his show as regular co-hosts. He would also have a crawl running under his name whenever he’s talking on the air, “Glenn Beck, Stand-Up Comic: You’re an Idiot If You Listen to Me!” until he quits show business that evening.

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