The way the public gets conned: This morning’s Washington Post helps us see the way the public gets conned.
We get to see the way the chimps pimp their “scandals” along. We see the way the public gets affected by all their flinging of poo.
But first, let’s discuss the dueling anonymous sources who seem to be involved in the story the chimps have agreed to call “Deflategate.”
To our eye, a pair of dueling Anonymous Sources seem to be involved in this story.
The first of these Anonymous Sources has been pushing claims which make the Patriots look guilty of breaking NFL rules. The second of these Anonymous Sources responds by contradicting or amplifying the claims made by the first source.
As of today, this apparent battle of the Anonymous Sources has extended through two rounds:
First round: On Wednesday, January 21, a leak from The First Anonymous Source was taken to mean that eleven of the Patriots’ twelve footballs were “inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations,” presumably at 10.5 pounds of pressure per square inch. ”
On Friday, January 24, The Second Anonymous Source responded. Only one of the footballs measured that low, this second source said. The other footballs were said to have measured at closer to 11.5 pounds of pressure.
As the chimps almost always do, they flung the poo from the first source around, ignored the claim by the second source. Most citizens have only heard the first of these two claims.
Second round: On Monday, January 26, The First Anonymous Source offered another incriminating claim. According to this exciting new leak, a Patriots’ locker room attendant “took balls from the officials’ locker room to another area on his way to field.” The attendant was a “strong person of interest,” this new leak thrillingly claimed.
The Second Anonymous Source offered another rebuttal. The “area” in question was a bathroom, this new leak said. The attendant was in the bathroom for only ninety seconds, according to this second source.
Has this really been a duel between two dueling sources? We have no way of knowing. If it is, the first source seems to be leaking selective and/or inaccurate information designed to convict the Patriots of wrong-doing. The second source seems to be correcting or amplifying the selective information or claims from the first source.
(At this time, there is no way of knowing what the actual inflation levels actually were. The NFL has presented no account of its findings. Virtually everything you've heard has come from anonymous leaks.)
Alas! The chimps you see on ESPN have told you little of this. Right from the start, they treated the first anonymous leak as if it had provided hard information.
Did eleven footballs measure 10.5 pounds of pressure, or was it only one? Very few pundits have ever reported the fact that the first anonymous leak was challenged—or that it was just a leak, an anonymous claim as opposed to real information.
The chimps have run with the accusation, as they tend to do. They repeat the claim, then joke about it. It’s part of their simian culture.
When doubt is cast upon the accusations, the chimps don’t tell the public! This brings us to the sad story we stumbled upon in today’s Washington Post.
We started with this morning’s cartoon by the well-known chimp, Mike Luckovich. To see the cartoon, click here.
The cartoon shows Tom Brady in the snow, saying “I made a snowman.” In a wondrous bit of hilarity, the three large “balls” comprising the snowman all seemed flattened out—you might even say deflated!
In this and a million other ways, news consumers have been told, again and again, that Brady deflated those footballs. If effect, they have been told, again and again, that Tom Brady said he invented the Internet.
The chimps do this to presidential contenders. They even do it to quarterbacks!
By now, the Boston Globe and the New York Times have each presented news reports suggesting that the degree of inflation in question may have been caused by the temperature and rain as the game in question proceeded. As they so typically do, the chimps have chosen to ignore those news reports.
This morning, before we looked at the Post, we watched Willie Geist and Chris Matthews clowning around about this enjoyable scandal. We believe they performed on last evening's Hardball, which we saw in rerun.
(MSNBC is two days behind in posting its transcripts and videos. For that reason, we can't check our impressions of what we saw.)
Matthews and Geist are two of the most notorious chimps in the “press corps.” The first is a lazy trained assassin. The second is an ascot-kissing Eddie Haskell knock-off.
Willie and Chris showed no sign of having heard that any questions have been raised about the basic facts of this case. The laughed and clowned and pimped the tale about the comical cheating.
Willie and Chris were chimping last night; Luckovich chimped this morning. This type of chimping has been ubiquitous over the course of the past two weeks. That explains the letter which appeared opposite that cartoon in this morning’s Post.
The letter came from North Bethesda. A reader seems to have purchased the con. His letter is spreading it further:
LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON POST (1/31/15):Why I Won’t Watch the Super BowlTom Brady said he inspired Love Story! To all appearances, that reader has purchased the chimps’ latest con.
As an avid fan of the National Football League, I always looked forward to its annual big event, the Super Bowl—not only for the excitement attached to that game but also to enjoy watching the commercials and being with family and friends.
After the spying, bounty and deflated-ball scandals and the way the NFL dealt with the cases involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, I have lost faith in the organization and its leaders.
Consequently, I have decided not to watch the big game this year. Depending on how things unfold and what actions the NFL takes in regard to the deflation scandal, I will reconsider whether to watch games in the future.
I will miss watching the game, but I believe I am doing it for a good reason. I hope I am not the only one coming to this conclusion.
People like Matthews and Geist are among the world’s most irresponsible people. On the brighter side, they’re multimillionaires.
People are dead all over the world because Matthews played this game for twenty months during Campaign 2000. The dead of Iraq look up from the ground into the face of Chris Matthews—and into the faces of Geist and Walsh and Corn, who have kissed Matthews’ keister and ring, thus gaining their own fame and riches.
The past two weeks have involved famous football people, nobody else. That said, the game remains unchanged—and we, the nation’s brilliant liberals, still don't know how to see through it.
What actually happened in this matter? We can't tell you yet! We’re waiting to see some facts emerge. As history had made quite clear, the chimps can’t be trained to do that.
Tom Brady wears too many earth tones! Naomi Wolf told him to do it!