Watching one of the buffoonish media watchjackals at NewsBusters post an alleged liberal media gotcha only to discover that the whole post is really just an exercise in self-busting is more fun that watching a Baptist minister get caught in a gay three way. So, we had more than a few giggles when Tom (“Mr. BizzyBizzyBizzyBlog”) Blumer piddled on himself yesterday and then tried to erase the evidence before anyone saw the growing damp patch on the front of his trousers. Blumer may have yanked the post, but my RSS Feed Reader had grabbed it first and has allowed us to save Blumer’s be-piddling for posterity and for our amusement.
Mr. BizzyBlog gave the post in question a favorite NewsBluster’s tag: “Name That Party.” Posts tagged with “Name That Party” try to demonstrate that the Islamodemosocialisticexpifascistdocious MSM always omits party affiliation when a Democrat steps in some dog poop but blares that affiliation in the headline when it’s a Republican with poo on his penny loafers. Usually, of course, there is a reasonable explanation for the absence of party affiliation. Often the party affilation of the alleged Democrat isn’t clear. Or just as often the party affiliation is irrelevant because the miscreant isn’t an elected official. (“The lieberal MSM refused to reveal that Michael Vicks was a Demonrat!!!”)
Let’s roll the tape of Mr. BizzyBlog’s wipeout:
Mama-mia, hold the anchovies on this one.
We have a county prosecutor in Florida, one David Ranck, who was arrested this past weekend for allegedly yelling at, punching, and completely frightening a pizza delivery woman. Naturally, Ranck’s Democratic Party affiliation is nowhere to be found in media coverage of his, uh, rank behavior.
Naturally, Mr. BizzyBlog, as a media watchdog did what the media he is watching would do. He called Ranck to verify his party affiliation before reporting it, right? Oh, don’t be silly. Why do that when you’re a blogger with super gazoogling powers?
A Google News search on ["David Ranck" Democrat] (typed as indicated between brackets came back with absolutely nothing.
Jackpot! Mr. BizzyBlog now has proof both that Ranck is a Democrat and that the media ignored it, because the fact that not one single news story mentioned that he’s a Democrat is both proof that he’s a Democrat and that no media mentioned it. After all, if he were a Republican, the stories would have mentioned that fact, right? How cool is that?
Actually what the Google News search shows is that Ranck was a career employee, i.e., not an elected official who ran as either a Democrat, Republican, Independent or Homomarxistfascist. Nor is there a shred of evidence anywhere that Ranck is actually a Democrat.
After discovering Mr. BizzyBlogs fuck-up, Newsbusters did what any of the news organizations that they claim to hold accountable would do, right? They immediately issued a correction saying that they improperly reported that Ranck was a Democrat. Oh, don’t be silly. That’s what the “delete post” button is for, you silly lefties.