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MSNBC at its best

Yeah, that’s right. Animal Farm is all about those dreadful capitalists.

9 Comments

  1. john in cheshire says:

    The Sex Pistols song’Pretty Vacant’ springs to mind.

  2. Paul Marks says:

    It is not just MSNBC.

    Today (May 1st) French (English language) television is pushing propaganda about the Haymarket Riot of 1886.

    Police killed peaceful “protestors” – no mention of the bomb and the dead police.

    Also the noble anarchist workers were pushing for a 8 hour day and May Day off.

    What sort of “anarchist” – wants to ORDER an 8 hour day and a public (compulsory) holiday?

    Sadly “anarchist” even in 1886 turns out to mean violent collectivist.

  3. David says:

    What an obnoxious airhead.

  4. RAB says:

    Christ they’ve really updated Barbie dolls, haven’t they? You can’t even see the sting anymore.

  5. Crazed Weevil says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?

    Surely that’s a spoof…nobody could be that thick and still manage to get out of bed in the morning without killing themselves

  6. Sam Duncan says:

    Ugh. Those ordinary people in the comments, eh?

    But hold on… yes, it does sound familiar. And Animal Farm was explicitly about a state-dominated system of economic planning. So where does that leave the MSNBC airhead’s critique?

    [Edited: Accidentally used my real name. Stupid browser.]

  7. Lynne at Counting Cats says:

    Clearly the type who believes that “collectivism” is the highbrow name for office whip-rounds.

  8. Julie near Chicago says:

    Hey, she just works there! You have to be able to pernonce [sic] and wear pancake makeup, and punctuate the script with the occasional frown, indicating intelligence, puzzlement, and disapproval. She can do all that, so she gets to read what’s set before her. (I assume that in fact an MSBC writer wrote it.)

    If that were merely her opinion, it wouldn’t be so bad. But it’s full of lies, and MSNBC stands behind it.

    It’s revolting.

  9. NickM says:

    Lynne, that is marvellous! I used to temp – a lot – and the whip-round always irked. First off I never liked being chugged for someone who had been there decades and I’d been there a fortnight and secondly I sometimes (until the pay cleared) was utterly potless. Nasty.

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