Thursday, February 19, 2015

Brian and Bill's big adventure.

"After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn't "half as responsible as the men who forged the nation." He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other "distortions" by left-leaning outlets.

Yet for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.

O'Reilly has repeatedly told his audience that he was a war correspondent during the Falklands war and that he experienced combat during that 1982 conflict between England and Argentina. He has often invoked this experience to emphasize that he understands war as only someone who has witnessed it could. As he once put it, "I've been there. That's really what separates me from most of these other bloviators. I bloviate, but I bloviate about stuff I've seen. They bloviate about stuff that they haven't."
Fox News and O'Reilly did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Here are instances when O'Reilly touted his time as a war correspondent during the Falklands conflict:
  • In his 2001 book, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations With the Powerful and Famous in America, O'Reilly stated, "You know that I am not easily shocked. I've reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands."
  • Conservative journalist Tucker Carlson, in a 2003 book, described how O'Reilly answered a question during a Washington panel discussion about media coverage of the Afghanistan war: "Rather than simply answer the question, O'Reilly began by trying to establish his own bona fides as a war correspondent. 'I've covered wars, okay? I've been there. The Falklands, Northern Ireland, the Middle East. I've almost been killed three times, okay.'"
  • In a 2004 column about US soldiers fighting in Iraq, O'Reilly noted, "Having survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands war, I know that life-and-death decisions are made in a flash."
  • In 2008, he took a shot at journalist Bill Moyers, saying, "I missed Moyers in the war zones of [the] Falkland conflict in Argentina, the Middle East, and Northern Ireland. I looked for Bill, but  April 2013, while discussing the Boston Marathon bombing, O'Reilly shared a heroic tale of his exploits in the Falklands war:
    I was in a situation one time, in a war zone in Argentina, in the Falklands, where my photographer got run down and then hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete. And the army was chasing us. I had to make a decision. And I dragged him off, you know, but at the same time, I'm looking around and trying to do my job, but I figure I had to get this guy out of there because that was more important.I didn't see him"
    Yet his own account of his time in Argentina in his 2001 book, The No Spin Zone, contains no references to O'Reilly experiencing or covering any combat during the Falklands war. In the book, which in part chronicles his troubled stint as a CBS News reporter, O'Reilly reports that he arrived in Buenos Aires soon before the Argentine junta surrendered to the British, ending the 10-week war over control of two territories far off the coast of Argentina. There is nothing in this memoir indicating that O'Reilly witnessed the fighting between British and Argentine military forces—or that he got anywhere close to the Falkland Islands, which are 300 miles off Argentina's shore and about 1,200 miles south of Buenos Aires.

  • "Nobody from CBS got to the Falklands," says Bob Schieffer. "For us, you were a thousand miles from where the fighting was. So we had some great meals."
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    Given the remote location of the war zone—which included the British territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, more than 1,400 miles offshore—few reporters were able to witness and report on the combat that claimed the lives of about 900 Argentine and British troops. The government in London only allowed about 30 British journalists to accompany its military forces. As Caroline Wyatt, the BBC's defense correspondent, recently noted, "It was a war in which a small group of correspondents and crews sailing with the Royal Navy were almost entirely dependent upon the military—not only for access to the conflict, but also for the means of reporting it back to the UK." And Robert Fox, one of the embedded British reporters, recalled, "We were, in all, a party of about 32-34 accredited journalists, photographers, television crew members. We were all white, male, and British. There was no embedded reporter from Europe, the Commonwealth or the US (though they tried hard enough), let alone from Latin America."

  • American reporters were not on the ground in this distant war zone. "Nobody got to the war zone during the Falklands war," Susan Zirinsky, a longtime CBS News producer who helped manage the network's coverage of the war from Buenos Aires, tells Mother Jones. She does not remember what O'Reilly did during his time in Argentina. But she notes that the military junta kept US reporters from reaching the islands: "You weren't allowed on by the Argentinians. No CBS person got there."

  • That's how Bob Schieffer, who was CBS News' lead correspondent covering the Falklands war, recalls it: "Nobody from CBS got to the Falklands. I came close. We'd been trying to get somebody down there. It was impossible." He notes that NBC News reporter Robin Lloyd was the only American network correspondent to reach the islands. "I remember because I got my butt scooped on that," Schieffer says. "He got out there and we were all trying to get there." (Lloyd tells Mother Jones that he managed to convince the Argentine military to let him visit Port Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, but he spent only a day there—and this was weeks before the British forces arrived and the fighting began.)

  • Schieffer adds, "For us, you were a thousand miles from where the fighting was. So we had some great meals." [More]
Move over Brian Williams; it looks like you might have some company.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Field, I have sent links in reference to your posts so many times re: "The Factor".

Every time you commented that you don't watch or listen to O'Reilly or FOX NEWS.

But now you are interested in what O'Reilly says? What changed your mind?

I swear, you are the most capricious person in the world. No one can take your word on 'anything'.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but see, it's Fox. Nobody expects anything factual from O'Reilly.

All he has to do is show up and say patriotic things about the US of A, and insulting things about "the bad people" (black people, illegals, single moms, the gays, Moooslums, environmentalists, and various other assorted America-hating commies.)

Preferably, he should say these things as loudly as possible, because everything is more credible at a higher volume.

Anonymous said...

BTW, we are on the verge of a 'holy war'. Why won't you post about that? You ARE interested in what Obama is doing, aren't you?

It appears he doesn't know what to do. That's real scary to have a President like him...

Pray ISIS doesn't come to America.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yeah, but see, it's Fox. Nobody expects anything factual from O'Reilly.

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If that's the case, why is Field doing a post about O'Reilly? It makes no sense unless he recognizes that O'Reilly carries a lot of weight.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

HUH. I'm a conservative, but I think O'really? sucks. I wouldn't trust a damn thing he says, with his dyed hair.

Why don't you go after some of your loving liberal media, like Rachael Maddow and that nauseous fathead, Ed shitz?

Lemme guess...you are a piece of crap liberal lawyer yourself?

Law & Order said...

Don't you think enough people hate O'Reilly to bust his ass? Don't you think National Enquirer would pay millions of bucks to someone who could verify your accusations?

If so...I hope so.

Being a supposed lawyer, I would think you wouldn't pull this crap.

Limpbaugh said...

About as close to honesty as the corporate media comes, is lying by omission.

Anonymous said...

"Don't you think enough people hate O'Reilly to bust his ass? Don't you think National Enquirer would pay millions of bucks to someone who could verify your accusations?"

Er, Mother Jones just did bust O'Reilly's ass. That's where all this stuff came from. Field just quoted from them.

Oh, and you should know that actual historians laugh at Bill-O's history books. They're, like, half made-up nonsense.

Bill got his start doing shoddy investigative reporting revolving around crackpot theories about the Kennedy assassination. The guy's a bottom feeder.

Manny said...

Jesus Field, are you capable of doing anything besides the old "but Fox News" schtick?

All while Rome burns...

Anonymous said...

Why don't you go after some of your loving liberal media, like Rachael Maddow and that nauseous fathead, Ed shitz?

Lemme guess...you are a piece of crap liberal lawyer yourself?

11:33 PM
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Now just a goddamn minute! You can't talk to Field that way. Do you know who he is?

Just who the hell do you think you are?

Anonymous said...

"Oh, and you should know that actual historians laugh at Bill-O's history books. They're, like, half made-up nonsense.

Bill got his start doing shoddy investigative reporting revolving around crackpot theories about the Kennedy assassination. The guy's a bottom feeder."

12:17 AM
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You are full of it. O'Reilly's books were #1 on the NYT best seller's list. In addition, they have made movies out of them.

Bill O'Reilly did reporting for CBS before FOX NEWS lured him away. So once again you are wrong. It never ceases to amaze me that the people who accuse O'Reilly of lying turn out to be liars themselves. You don't know a damn thing about O'Reilly...NOTHING.

If what you said is true, the liberal media would have slammed O'Reilly a long time ago. But they haven't. That's because they have nothing on O'Reilly. It's YOU who they ought to attack for being a blatant obvious liar.

PilotX:Freeing slaves from the Republican plantation since the 70's said...

Man, this guy just learned blah people can use forks and knives so I have to question his intellect and powers of observation.

The Purple Cow said...

Quote Lt. Commander Dingbat

”How many written languages were originated in Sub-Saharan AFRIKA?

Please, don't insult me about Africa on the northern Med. They were Muslim, did all they could to trap, rape, sell and kill your notorious Boo-Wally, boo-wally,, (ever watch those old Tazan movies? Mebbe that's why he was called, King of the Apes)”



Well there are of course dozens of languages in sub-Saharan Africa , but written languages (scripts)of West Africa that I know about are the Vai language of Liberia (still in use today), there’s the A-ka-u-ku (sp?) language of Cameroon, the Bangam script of western Nigeria and the Nsibidi script of what is now south-east Nigeria.

That’s all I know off the top of my head, I’m sure there are more if you ask an expert on the subject.

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” I'll REEEEEALLY be looking forward to this reply, and the typical excuses that will accompany it.”

Well hey, I’m here to serve, buddy.

Thanks for taking an interest in our common heritage, Lt. Commander.

I look forward to improving your knowledge on this and many other subjects, as we proceed further In our learned discourse.

field negro said...

I thought we already have a "holy war" going on in this country? Isn't that what FOX VIEWS war on Christmas specials are about?

Guy calls me a "liberal". Ha. Sorry sir, they are a bit too conservative for my taste.

Anonymous said...

"Conservatives" are too liberal for my taste.

O'Reilly won't even admit to being a conservative. His act to pretend that he is the voice of reason from the middle. He is a complete phony, just like every other TV news personality.

Anonymous said...

This allegation about O'Reilly comes from David Corn, a man with zero credibility, writing for Mother Jones, a lunatic magazine that lost any credibility it had decades ago.

It's a non-story that will go nowhere, but will become part of the folklore of the low-information Left.

PilotX:Freeing slaves from the Republican plantation since the 70's said...

Lester Holt is leading the nightly news ratings. He should have been the anchor anyway.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Lester Holt?

Señor Hector said...

ABC’s David Muir Poised to Take Ratings Lead as NBC’s Lester Holt Falters


The general consensus among media reporters seems to be that if Lester Holt can maintain Brian Williams‘ first place ratings as temporary anchor of NBC Nightly News, then he will stay in that seat long after Williams’ six-month suspension expires. But if his first full week on the job is any indication, Holt may be in trouble.



For the week of February 9 through 13, NBC Nightly News averaged 9.4 million total viewers. Compared to the last full week Williams anchored, which had 10.1 million total, Holt lost the broadcast an average of 700,000 viewers. ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir averaged 9.0 million viewers last week, coming in second place, while CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley came in third with 7.6 million.


http://www.mediaite.com/tv/abcs-david-muir-poised-to-take-ratings-lead-as-nbcs-lester-holt-falters/

Not so much PX. Blahs can only be trusted to read the news on weekends.

Anonymous said...

Only really old people and morons watch the network news broadcasts.

Bill said...


The Field Negro said...
Brian and Bill's big adventure.


After ignoring brian williams lying you now resort to the "o-reilly did it too" defense.

Classic.

Señor Hector said...

Typical of the left. Instead of placing blame on one of their own, they take their fingers out of their butts and point and scream 'SEE!!! THEY DO IT TOOO!!!".


The Purple Cow said...

"Pray ISIS doesn't come to America."

Yeah da's right 'cuz two point seven million of them could easily ship themselves to America without anybody noticing, and slip over the border all clandestine like.

Then with America having no armed forces or paramilitary police units to speak of at all, you guys would be all like totally fucked, dudes.

Innit.

The Purple Cow said...

Oh by the way Billy-boi, how come you don;t want to talk about Obama's conservatism today?

You were very keen to talk about it yesterday. You going' all AWOL on debating me again? Are you running away from me again?

Speaking of which, where's Lt. Commander Fucknuts?

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
Oh by the way Billy-boi, how come you don;t want to talk about Obama's conservatism today?


Are you really this clueless?

Ding Ding PurpleCow.

Lt. Commander Fucknuts said...

Cow, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, PilotX? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Dwayne Smith, and you curse the Irish. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Smith's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

Anonymous said...

"You are full of it. O'Reilly's books were #1 on the NYT best seller's list. In addition, they have made movies out of them."

This is the same defense people make for Fox (or, at the moment, American Sniper): It's popular.

And? Lots of people wanting to believe something is true doesn't make it true. Lots of people are stupid.

That lots of people bought O'Reilly's books doesn't make them factual. People with more expertise in the discipline of history do not agree with him.

"Bill O'Reilly did reporting for CBS before FOX NEWS lured him away. So once again you are wrong. It never ceases to amaze me that the people who accuse O'Reilly of lying turn out to be liars themselves. You don't know a damn thing about O'Reilly...NOTHING."

O'Reilly started in local reporting in Scranton and Dallas. While in Dallas, he spent an inordinate amount of time chasing down conspiracy theories about JFK.

This was excellent preparation for his stint, 12 years later, on Inside Edition, a garbage tabloid TV show. When he failed out of there, Fox snapped him up.

Fox largely serves as the waste disposal unit for the legit news industry, hiring disgraced journalists like Judy Miller, Juan Williams, and Howie Kurtz. (Also disgraced political operatives like Dick Morris.)

The Purple Cow said...

"Ding Ding PurpleCow."

Poor old Bill, he's so clueless it's almost sad.

President Gruber said...

"And? Lots of people wanting to believe something is true doesn't make it true. Lots of people are stupid."

And that's how you wind up with a president like Barack Milhous Obama.

The Purple Cow said...

"Cow, we live in a world that has walls...

Yep, spot on their Lt. Commander Dumbkopf!!

Hit me with your next big shot. Go for it!

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"... and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns."

NAaaahhhh sorry, not being that. I'm going to have to disagree right there. My walls have stood since 1745, and with nary a gun in sight.

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"Who's gonna do it? You? You, PilotX?"

No thanks, unlike you we actually have a life.

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" I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom."

Well I dunno, cleaning your Momma's basement doesn't seem a very onerous task to me. Ditto ordering Pizza, putting weak, tasteless, American beer in the fridge, or collecting your social security check.

So sorry sunshine, you strike out on that one.

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"You weep for Dwayne Smith..."

Not only do I not weep for him, I've never actually heard of him. I weep for Dwayne Bravo though if that helps, he should be in the team dammit.

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...and you curse the Irish.

For out-playing us at cricket - big fucking deal.

Y-A-W-N. Is there a point to all this?

Let's fucking hope so...

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"You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Smith's death, while tragic, probably saved lives."

But more importantly, do you think they were wrong to leave out Dwayne Bravo? I do.

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" And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives."

Your existence is indeed grotesque and incomprehensible to em, but I can;t see how you save lives down there in Bumfuck, Idaho, unless your Momma's basement is a field hospital for survivalists.

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"You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way."

Dude, you've been watching way too many Jack Nicholson movies.

"YOU WANT THE THRUTH? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!"

Etc.

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"Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to."

Yeah daT's right cuz, Cheshire countryside is just over-run with..

with....

erm...

Well badgers....

what else....

Jackdaws... Lots of those.

Should I arm myself against the threat of dangerous, radicalised, jihadist badgers? Lt. Colonel Shitforbrains?

Say it ain't so Mista, say it ain't so...

The Purple Cow said...

OH.MY. GOD.

Upon further research, it appears there really are dangerous badgers out there that are coming after me an' mine.

God help us all.

Here the evidence...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daily-Badger-Shirt-Black-Small/dp/B00A3X17ME

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"You are full of it. O'Reilly's books were #1 on the NYT best seller's list. In addition, they have made movies out of them."

Anon replied, "This is the same defense people make for Fox (or, at the moment, American Sniper): It's popular.

And? Lots of people wanting to believe something is true doesn't make it true. Lots of people are stupid.

That lots of people bought O'Reilly's books doesn't make them factual. People with more expertise in the discipline of history do not agree with him."
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Sounds like you are the exceptional one who knows the truth while the majority of humanity doesn't...Congratulations! Still, nobody believes you. They honor Bill O'Reilly because he is a great communicator while you small in number truth say-ers are not.

You claim to know the truth but you just aren't smart enough to over throw Bill O'Reilly. He's the #1 cable newsman. Did you ever wonder why he is #1? Let me answer that for you. He is well liked by millions because he goes to the heart of the matter.

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX:Freeing slaves from the Republican plantation since the 70's said...
Lester Holt is leading the nightly news ratings. He should have been the anchor anyway.

10:31 AM
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Well, Lester Holt was hired as Anchor by CH2 in Chicago to help boost their ratings. Well, after several years, the station's news spiraled downward. They finally got rid of him.

Lester is a good reporter. As an anchor, he just doesn't have it. Look for NBC to go South in its ratings also.

NBC cannot afford to have a black man as their lead anchor....no network can afford that. They will lose audience...just like Obama has lost audience.

It's no secret that America is a racist nation and NO BM can lead this country whether President or lead Anchor. It just is not possible at this time...maybe never.

Señor Hector said...

The Middle Class is “in its worse shape since the 1920s” and “is currently being killed.”-Joe Biden.

Every once in a while a leftwinger will speak the truth.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, ISIS continues to grow and gain membership from the Western nations. It's just a matter of time before they come for us. Our President is helping by refusing to 'wake-up' to the growing power of ISIS? This is how Hitler rose to power in the world, killing "millions" of innocent people.

Meanwhile, FN blog ignores ISIS in honor of Obama.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/02/20/missing-london-teenage-girls-turkey-syria-islamic-state/23732401/

field negro said...

Anon@10:07,kind of like all those fake Obama scandals?

Benghazi!! *drink drink, gulp *

The Purple Cow said...

"Meanwhile, ISIS continues to grow and gain membership from the Western nations."

Not true.

Isis (Daesh) is no longer growing, things are starting to fall apart for them.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102286754#.

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It's just a matter of time before they come for us. "

What are they going to do? Charge the WhiteHouse with a couple of dozen bandits? I think the US armed forces will be able to cope.

Besides the USA is largely irrelevant to them for reasons I set out here a couple of days ago.

The Purple Cow said...

"The Middle Class is “in its worse shape since the 1920s” and “is currently being killed.”-Joe Biden.

Every once in a while a leftwinger will speak the truth."


Your ability to totally miss the point of what is going on is truly staggering.

Dead Ambassador said...

field negro said...
Anon@10:07,kind of like all those fake Obama scandals?

Benghazi!! *drink drink, gulp *
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No, not at all. The O'Reilly story is complete fluff. Obama's scandals, including the abuse of the IRS, "You can keep your doctor, period", the creation of ISIS, and yes, of course the Benghazi debacle and cover up that took my life, are very real and represent the legacy of the most corrupt and treasonous administration in American history.

It must take considerable effort for you to maintain the false reality that you hide in. Living in a world of lies can lead to the making of some very poor decisions. Relax and embrace the truth, it shall set you free. You don't want to end up like me, do you?.

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
Isis (Daesh) is no longer growing, things are starting to fall apart for them.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102286754#.


Your link is months old. Just a few months after ISIS become a varsity team.

Here are some more recent links, like from this year.

How ISIS Has Expanded Beyond Its Syrian Stronghold
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/02/18/387149112/how-isis-has-expanded-beyond-its-syrian-stronghold

Fear grows in Europe as ISIS comes to Libya
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102440491

ISIS atrocity in Libya demonstrates its growing reach in North Africa
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/16/africa/isis-libya-north-africa/

Islamic State Sprouting Limbs Beyond Its Base
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/world/middleeast/islamic-state-sprouting-limbs-beyond-mideast.html

What do you get out of parroting dumbocrat talking points?


Ding Ding

The Purple Cow said...

"No, not at all. The O'Reilly story is complete fluff. Obama's scandals, including the abuse of the IRS, "You can keep your doctor, period", the creation of ISIS, and yes, of course the Benghazi debacle and cover up that took my life, are very real and represent the legacy of the most corrupt and treasonous administration in American history."

None of those alleged scandals are real. You believe them because you cannot face reality. You live in a far-Right bubble, you get your news from FoxNews and hysterical right-wing websites. You choose to deny reality by only accessing information from sources that confirm your own prejudices. I know reality has a proven left wing bias, but you should try it some time. You might learn something.

The Purple Cow said...

"What do you get out of parroting dumbocrat talking points?"

Is is a Democrat talking point?

Evidence please...

The Purple Cow said...

It's starting Field.

Game 2: Windies v. Pakistan.

This Windies 'National Anthem' is rubbish by the way.. Only the captain is singing and he seems embarrassed.

Pakistan's now.

Bit of a dirge, frankly.

The Purple Cow said...

Windies batting.

Mohammad Irfan up first for Pakistan all 7' 1" of him.

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...

"Cow, we live in a world that has walls...

Yep, spot on their Lt. Commander Dumbkopf!!

Hit me with your next big shot. Go for it!

**
"... and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns."

NAaaahhhh sorry, not being that. I'm going to have to disagree right there. My walls have stood since 1745, and with nary a gun in sight.

**
"Who's gonna do it? You? You, PilotX?"

No thanks, unlike you we actually have a life.

**
" I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom."

Well I dunno, cleaning your Momma's basement doesn't seem a very onerous task to me. Ditto ordering Pizza, putting weak, tasteless, American beer in the fridge, or collecting your social security check.

So sorry sunshine, you strike out on that one.

**
"You weep for Dwayne Smith..."

Not only do I not weep for him, I've never actually heard of him. I weep for Dwayne Bravo though if that helps, he should be in the team dammit.

**
...and you curse the Irish.

For out-playing us at cricket - big fucking deal.

Y-A-W-N. Is there a point to all this?

Let's fucking hope so...

**
"You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Smith's death, while tragic, probably saved lives."

But more importantly, do you think they were wrong to leave out Dwayne Bravo? I do.

**
" And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives."

Your existence is indeed grotesque and incomprehensible to em, but I can;t see how you save lives down there in Bumfuck, Idaho, unless your Momma's basement is a field hospital for survivalists.

**

"You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way."

Dude, you've been watching way too many Jack Nicholson movies.


Impressive.

You wrote around 150 words in response. I thought it would have taken you longer to catch on.

Kudos PurpleCow.

Ding Ding

The Purple Cow said...

Pre-Schoolers killed more Americans than Terrorists in 2014

But what should we be scared of? ISIS!

Yeah, right…

”11 Deaths in Five Months Where Shooter Was 3 to 6 Years Old
Listed below are the 11 gun fatalities I found where a preschooler pulled the trigger (from Jan. 1 to June 9, 2013). Starting with a list of five toddler shooting deaths The Jewish Daily Forward published in early May, I unearthed six additional cases. This tragic, unthinkable event has happened every month, like clock-work.

Jan. 10: 6-year-old playmate shoots and kills 4-year-old Trinity Ross, Kansas City, Kan.
Feb. 11: 4-year-old Joshua Johnson shoots and kills himself, Memphis, Tenn.
Feb. 24: 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt dies after shooting himself in the stomach while his father sleeps, Houston.
March 30: 4-year-old Rahquel Carr shot and killed either by 6-year-old brother or another young playmate, Miami.
April 6: Josephine Fanning, 48, shot and killed by 4-year-old boy at a barbecue, Wilson County, Tenn.
April 8: 4-year-old shoots and kills 6-year-old friend Brandon Holt, Toms River, N.J.
April 9: 3-year-old is killed after he finds a pink gun that he thinks is a toy, Greenville, S.C.
April 30: 2-year-old Caroline Sparks killed by her 5-year-old brother with his Cricket “My First Rifle” marketed to kids, Cumberland County, Ky.
May 1: 3-year-old Darrien Nez shoots himself in the face and dies after finding his grandmother’s gun, Yuma, Ariz.
May 7: 3-year-old Jadarrius Speights fatally shoots himself with his uncle’s gun, Tampa, Fla.
June 7: 4-year-old fatally shoots his father, Green Beret Justin Thomas, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
At least 10 more toddlers have shot but not killed themselves or someone else this year (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). In the first three cases, the shooter was only 2 years old.

I also found nine instances where children and teens 7 to 19 years old accidentally killed themselves, a family member or friend since January.“


(source: http://tinyurl.com/p8bfld3

lilacpr2000 said...

Aah all men are a bunch of BS artists! They all wanna be big,bad and brave!

They make up stories all the time. isn't the first and won't be the last time!

Of course to tell stories on nation wide TV or publicly in any media is another thing, but in reality they all do it to some degree and they'll do it again.

It's a derivative of the ole "big fish that got away" story.

Why do u think men love all those action movies? Because they're living vicariously through them, that's why! Expect more of same from both sides! Big babies!

Dead Ambassador said...

The Purple Cow said...
None of those alleged scandals are real. You believe them because you cannot face reality. You live in a far-Right bubble, you get your news from FoxNews and hysterical right-wing websites.
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Wow. The bubble boy is talking about bubbles!

There is no far Right bubble, Cow. There is only The Bubble, and whatever is outside of it.

The "far right" perspective is anything outside the all-encompassing statist mindfuck bubble.

Why do we see Fox News covering all the same issues (albeit from a slightly contrasting perspective) as MSNBC? They are on the same team. The message is always the same: Do nothing.

The globalist left and their media may be at the center of this bubble, but most of the so-called opposition is in there as well. The GOP is in fact part of the administration. They put on this little dog and pony show of back-and-forth, push-and-pull we see with every military action, every tax expansion, every statist proposition that manifests itself, because the people need to think this insanity is going to stop sometime. But it is not going to stop.

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it.” – Lenin.

Humanity is being enslaved bit by bit by an insatiable elite, and all you can do is cheer them on.

The Purple Cow said...

"The globalist left and their media may be at the center of this bubble..."

Here's the thing dipstick, the media is owned by billionaires,

Are you suggesting that a leftist message is in the interests of billionaires?

Dead Ambassador said...

But of course the message is in the interest of billionaires. Who do you think this whole operation is for?

Have you ever bothered to look at Obama's donor list?

Who owns NBC/ABC/CBS/Fox/CNN?

Open your eyes man.

Dead Ambassador said...

Billionaire leftists take money from millionaires and give it to the poor.

The poor thank the billionaires and hate the millionaires.

The billionaires bask in the glory of their generosity, which in truth costs them nothing. As an added benefit, the mere millionaire rabble is kept down, and the elite Billionaire Club stays elite.

Warren Buffet asks to be taxed more, out of the goodness of his heart, not to protect his market share. Mark Zuckerberg wants the borders thrown open because he loves brown people, not because he wants the wages he has to pay suppressed.

It is a classic example of the High/Low alliance against the Middle. a game that's been played for millennia.

But now the game is being played on a global scale. And played well.

Modern leftism is engaged on all fronts in the effort to impose a global ideological and economic hegemony. It seeks the centralization of power into a permanent bureaucracy fronted by a facade of a Kabuki theater elected government. The entire purpose of which is to ensure the perpetual wealth and power of those directing the project, at the expense of the teeming billions who need to be convinced this is all for their own good.

field negro said...

I think we have more to fear from dummies with guns in this country than Isis.

Anonymous said...

"Aah all men are a bunch of BS artists! They all wanna be big,bad and brave!

They make up stories all the time. isn't the first and won't be the last time!"


Maybe, Lilac, but there is a special kind of macho BS that goes on with journalists, the women as well as the men. They all want "tough-guy" points with their friends at cocktail parties. They love being shown wearing flak jackets and helmets and saying, "I was this close to [insert some catastrophic danger]!"

Usually, this means they were really miles away, shooting from a comfy four-star hotel. At least, that's the case with the big-shot reporters you see on camera. The reporters who take the actual risks are the ones you barely hear about (the guys that, for example, end up having their heads chopped by ISIS).

As for Bilge O'Racist, he's now claiming that when he said he “survived a combat operation” in the Falklands War, he was really just talking about capturing some footage of a street protest in Buenos Aires.

LOLOLOL

Okay then. Now he's a victim of persecution by the evil Left, as he typically claims when he's caught lying (which is all the time).

Roger said...

I noticed in the first bullet point he refers to being in El Salvador. I haven't seen any refutation of that yet. Was he actually in El Salvador? I didn't think that was considered an actual war -- I thought it was just a matter of the troops we had trained massacreing villages and killing the priests and nuns.

Roger said...

Whoops, almost missed it. Anonymous @ 11:18 wrote: "Pray ISIS doesn't come to America."

You know, I see that kind of thing from time to time and wonder what it means. Do the people who say things like that think ISIS is a maritime power? Do they think they're going to send an armada of troop ships and land on our coast? Maybe somewhere in Chesapeake Bay? How many troops do they think ISIS could cram into each ship? Will they have war ships to protect the troop ships? Will they have their own aircraft carriers to protect the war ships and troop ships from the US Air Force? Will they also be bringing some of the tanks and artillery they captured from the Iraqi Army? Oh, they mean a couple of guys planting a bomb at an abortion clinic, because the polytheists are murdering fetuses who might otherwise become good muslims? I mean, what is it these people are actually afraid of that we don't have already?

Cave Dweller said...

Oh My Goodness PurPILE Cow! You have too many reports to view!

Don't you ( I mean, being as smart as your grass-hutching' you have to be SMART to get the hut off the ground.)

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

field.....since you are such a "Righteous Person", who never carries a gun, in that POS Philadelphia. why don't you move to Afrika, and expose your "loving self"? I'm SURE all those slave and bastards who have amputations in their courts of law

I know why. So do you.

White folks is the best thing that ever happened to the Black "race"