Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…
CNBC’s Faux ‘Journalist’ Carl Quintanilla!
Fausta’s Blog: Carl Quintanilla, who came up with “Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets of the fear that a Washington crisis is on the way. Does your opposition to it show you’re not the kind of problem-solver that American voters want?”
On the bright side, it gave Cruz an opening for the best line of the night.
Oh, indeed it did. Several of them, in fact.
Rush Limbaugh has said more than once that the rise of talk radio, conservative news, blogs and other media outlet in the last two decades or so are responsible for the main stream media having to break cover and reveal its blatant bias…and that we’ve reached a tipping point as far as a majority of Americans realizing how partisan and biased these ‘journalists’ actually are.
The collective fellatio of President Barack Hussein Obama by these presstitutes was pretty revealing too for anyone paying attention.
Carl Quintanilla is typical of the breed. A grad from the very lefty University of Colorado’s Boulder campus, his major was poli sci, not economics or finance. But strangely, his career was built on ‘financial reporting’ (with ineptness even Jon Stewart took a shot at more than once) and on being faux NBC’journalist’ Brian Williams’s shadow when he was off on vacay or special assignment.
I’m sure he and the other two CNBC clowns received no flak from NBC about the absurd, partisan way they handled the Republican debate…in fact, they likely got compliments and high fives if anything. So we can be sure that Carl Quintanilla’s career as a lefty talking head is secure.
“I deplore… the putrid state into which our newspapers have passed and the malignity, the vulgarity, and mendacious spirit of those who write for them… These ordures are rapidly depraving the public taste and lessening its relish for sound food. As vehicles of information and a curb on our funtionaries, they have rendered themselves useless by forfeiting all title to belief… This has, in a great degree, been produced by the violence and malignity of party spirit.” –Thomas Jefferson
In recognition of Mr. Quintanilla and what he’s doled out to the public all these years, I got one of my furry friends to contribute a little something extra to his well earned Weasel.
Juste est juste, n’est pa?
Well, there it is.
Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!
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