Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Stupid Bastard Named Ted Baehr

Baits and switches:
In an editorial bashing conservatives, U.S. Marines, and businessmen on Jan. 19, the Los Angeles Times admits that James Cameron’s “Avatar” has a radical leftist agenda. But, either out of disingenuousness, deception, or stupidity, they then contend, what does it matter?

“We’ll stipulate,” the Editorial Board of the Times wrote, “that ‘Avatar’ promotes a liberal worldview. The question is, why does anyone care?”
Small potatoes of course, but stipulating that Ted Baehr has a conservative point of view, why does Andrew Breibart publish Nazis?

26 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

And here I am, thinking it merely played to the "What if Smurfette were ten feet tall?" fetishists.

Still haven't seen it, maybe I should so Baehr will cry some deliciously sweet tears.

Another Kiwi said...

to be fair Subby, he does not mention Hitler until the 7th paragraph. Some of the paragraphs are one sentence long, admittedly.
I like his assertion that Hundreds of thousands of studies have shown that the mass media of entertainment has an influence
That many, huh? Could we get a more specific number eg. 200K or 700K or "a lot" ie. "more than my ass can hold".
Accuracy, my friends, accuracy!!

Substance McGravitas said...

Avatar's a shit movie but an excellent spectacle. If you could tolerate, say, Titanic, the story is clunkier but there's much more fancy stuff. Cameron can move a camera properly and edit.

Kathleen said...

Ironically, on the same day as the editorial in the Times, it was reported by the Associated Press that a Korean man had died after seeing “Avatar.”

LIBERALS WILL KILL YOU!!!!!!!!!

Brando said...

The minute anyone, regardless of the political affiliation, brings in the Hitler/Nazi comparisons, a kind attendant should unplug their computer, give them a bottle of warm milk, and put them down for a nap.

Only Breitbart's idiots would be appalled that movies contain messages. Who knew?

Another Kiwi said...

Also appalled that Newspaper editorials might see the massages in the movie and talk about that. This obviously shocks the Bleathurt crew to the marrow.
Medic! Medic! adult diapers, stat!

Substance McGravitas said...

The minute anyone, regardless of the political affiliation, brings in the Hitler/Nazi comparisons

Oh dammit.

mikey said...

[Stands up, waves hands frantically]

HITLER!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Points emphatically

HITLER!111!
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Substance McGravitas said...

Hitler pointed. Just sayin'.

mikey said...

If my kind attendant doesn't show up pretty soon, I'm gonna start my nap without the little nazi bastard...

Smut Clyde said...

Newspaper editorials might see the massages in the movie

Oh, one of those movies.

Smut Clyde said...

On the subject of Avatar, I was wondering why the save-the-stem-cell people haven't worked themselves up about the dubious morality of creating an entire hybrid person simply so that someone else can use its body. The hybrids evidently have fully functional brains, yet no status as a person. Everyone in the film, and people in the audience, take it for granted that they're just meat.

Or perhaps the save-the-stem-cell people HAVE worked themselves up but I wasn't paying attention.

Or perhaps no-one cares because the hybrid bodies are adult when we meet them, rather than blastulas.

mikey said...

I'm thinking I see this as a challenge. I'm gonna write an essay bashing conservatives U.S. Marines, businessment, the Los Angeles Times, Avatar, James Cameron. Substance McGillacutty, Small potatoes, Ted Baehr and conservative Nazis.

And I'm gonna limit it to six hundred words.

Damn. This is gonna be magnificent. You ain't never SEEN a thing like this thing. I'm gonna light 'em up, burn 'em Ike, I'm gonna leave no hooch unburned in their little world, and you're gonna get a ferocious boner over the savagery.

Stand by...

M. Bouffant said...

They [movies] are public myths that can galvanize a generation, in the same way that Hitler’s propaganda machine galvanized intellectuals and young people

Cameron = Goebbels. How'd I miss that? (No wonder I didn't want to see Tit nic.)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

James Cameron is the Leni Riefenstahl of Liberal Fascism.

mikey said...

Hey, Bouffant, that reminds me. I produced the Press CD for the release of the movie Titanic. It was a 2 disc set, and my prepress operator was from the Philipines and english was not his first language.

So the first Disc was titled "Titanic" as it was supposed to be, but the second disc was titled "Titantic", and since the layouts and fonts were the same nobody noticed until just before they HAD to ship. The date was set in stone, so we just crossed our fingers and shipped 'em to the media.

Man, Fox was PISSED. Obviously, they just hate diversity...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

so we just crossed our fingers and shipped 'em to the media.


sounds kinda like how we elect our government...

Substance McGravitas said...

second disc was titled "Titantic"

That even sounds Filipino. Honest mistake.

Smut Clyde said...

That even sounds Filipino

No consonantal clusters like "nt" in Tagalog! Back to first-year linguistics for Mr McGravitas!

Smut Clyde said...

Further research reveals that Tagalog does allow the 'nt' combination, as in "pahintulot" (variously translated as 'assent' or 'admission' or 'permission'), so Mr McGravitas is allowed back out of the linguistics class. And he should stop doodling on the desk.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And he should stop doodling on the desk.

Unlikely. Might as well tell 'em to stop playing that Death Metal.
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M. Bouffant said...

"Tit nic" based on theatre marquee.

Wish I could spell the one nasty I know in Tagalog.

Just to impress everyone.

mikey said...

Vietnamese must be easier.

Du Ma!

Substance McGravitas said...

No consonantal clusters like "nt" in Tagalog!

Evidently someone didn't take his sining ng pakikipagtalastasan.

Smut Clyde said...

Ah, but the 'ng' is only a single consonant, written as two letters on account of using the Spanish alphabet.
Any other consonant combinations are in fact central to my point.