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« Science Fair: Now With 90% Less Science! The RantsDan Brown Recycles...But That's Nothing New »

Majikthise on Fox News Radio
2006.02.26 (Sun) 15:40

On Friday night, Lindsay Beyerstein of Majikthise fame, was the guest of, er, "honor" on John Gibson's Blue Blog a Palooza. As Lindsay put it before her appearance:

Each week on BB, Gibson grills a liberal blogger and throws him or her to the mercy of his callers.

Although the segment started out with both Lindsay and Gibson agreeing that the UAE port deal was a bad idea, from that point onward there weren't many agreements. If you missed it, and since Lindsay's computer has crapped out leaving her with only a partial recording, feel free to download it from us (17MB mp3, 64kbps, just Lindsay's segment, commercials edited out). We have temporarily disabled the script that blocks direct links to mp3 files on our site so that you can grab the file. Do us a favor, though: don't deep link to the clip. If you want to send someone to the clip, send them to this post. Or, of course, feel free to download it and host a copy yourself.

Our favorite caller question:

It's a known fact that Saddam Hussein used mustard gas on the Kurds. Uh, do you think he used the whole stock of mustard gas, and if not, where do you think the rest of it is or went?

Actually, we think that's an excellent question, but one for the Bush administration, not Lindsay. We'd love to know where all of the supposed weapons of mass destruction went since we were assured that Iraq had them, and yet our troops were completely unable to find any. So, indeed — where did all of those weapons go, Mr. President?

Our favorite Gibson idiocy:

Gibson: When you get hit on the schoolyard, you get up and you hit the guy who hit you, and you hit the one thinking —

Lindsay: But you hit the person who hit you!

Gibson: ...and you hit the one that...

Lindsay: You don't hit someone who's just standing next to you!

Gibson: No, you hit the one thinking about it.

And that's okay, is it? Even if, later, you find out that, though he may have disliked you, he in fact physically had no arms with which to hit you, and that the playground aid lied and told you that his arms were just tucked inside his jacket, but really that wasn't true? Excellent, Gibby — you just laid out a fucking cripple. But the cripple was thinking bad thoughts about you, so that makes it okay.

Anyway, nicely done, Lindsay. We hope he has you back.


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Comments (3)

Norman Costa, 2006.02.26 (Sun) 19:56 [Link] »

Five (5) things a LEFTY should do when interviewed by a RIGHTY TV or radio host: (Feel free to swap the LEFTY/RIGHTY labels as needed.)

1.Object to sound effects that distract you, and your listeners, from thinking about the host's statements and questions.

2.Chide them with their own self-descriptive, catch phrase. "That's why your listeners and I are honored to have you as God's favorite radio host." "I guess that's because you have the thankless burden of looking out for everyone else in the country."

3.When a host makes an on-air announcement, like the call-in number, while you are replying to a question, tell the host to give you a signal so that your words aren't masked by the announcement.

4.When a host defines your position for you and then asks you to explain or defend it, tell the host, "That statement comes from your own weird reasoning, not mine, so why don't YOU answer it?"

5.If the host suggests that you would/could never consider alternate views ("Now admit it, you will never be convinced otherwise."), tell the host that you are offended by such an ad hominem comment directed at you. "Are you slandering me by saying I can't think for myself, and that I am just an ideological automaton?" Make sure you use the word slander.

It is very important that your implementation of these suggestions be heard on-air, and not as an aside or off-air remark. Happy interviewing.



Jesse, 2006.02.27 (Mon) 10:13 [Link] »

The gibson idiocy to quote. I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around that. Is that guy really that stupid?

I am in disgusted awe.



Tom from the Two Percent Company, 2006.03.02 (Thu) 23:28 [Link] »

Incredible, ain't it Jesse?




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