Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Silly Morning Show

This was the big story this morning as I woke up to my radio alarm, tuned to a local Chicago Morning Show. I Googled it...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/d-s-hube/2008/02/11/another-flag-issue-obama

The weird part is that the hosts talked about the story as if they had been put up to it. There was no spontaneity, it seemed like they were reading from a script. While they were listing facts about Che Guevara they clearly were reading, but nevertheless. Is this actually a viable way to run against Obama? What kind of feeble mind is swayed by this kind of information? You can buy Che Guevara T-Shirts at Target.

5 comments:

Saxdrop said...

I admit it's a facile way to go after a candidate:

"Senator, did you know a field office in a state you dont heavily campaign in has a flag with questionable symbolism attached put up by a campaign volunteer you have probably never met?"

Doesn't really stick. But as I have pointed out before, the glorification of Che should not be taken lightly. And we have a precedent: there are other likenesses and symbols we do not, in polite society, accept even on its face. See here: http://121gigawatts.blogspot.com/search?q=che+guevara

Don Hotdog said...

Che and his t-shirted cohorts aside....yes your are correct, it doesn't stick. But is it enough for some people to associate candidate Obama with vaguely nefarious sources, (Islam, Che Guevara, madrassas, commies, Hussein, his middle name, annoying hipster volunteers) to taint him?

I get the idea that somehow they (the bad guys) want to put the taint on him. The question is, whatever ridiculous, nebulous taint they can spray Obama with.... will eventually grow into a large enough taint stain to put off the masses.

Rob said...

I am against Che, on t-shirts or in dumb movies or portrayed in a way that suggests he was anything other than bloodthirsty motherfucker. Possibly I will lead a boycott of Target.

But it's kind of true that there is this idea out there that Obama is not quite a real American and associated him with scary foreign stuff. But in that case, the omnipresence of Che shirts on American college campuses probably sort of blunts the impact of this particular incident. It wasn't a poster of Hugo Chavez or Sayyid Qutb so it is probably okay.

Don Hotdog said...

They sell Sayyid Qutb posters at Target.

the cold cowboy said...

not to mention hugo chavez undies.