Thursday, July 26, 2007

BuzzFlash's Media Putz Of The Week

The folks at BuzzFlash check in today with their Media Putz of the week, "for reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America."

This week, the award goes to one of the most smarmy conservative blowhards, Tucker Carlson, who is cited by BuzzFlash this week for defending disgraced GOP Senator David Vitter for his hooker habit and maintaining that the Senator's lust for prostitutes is in no way at odds with his sanctity-of-marriage pronouncements.

Here's BuzzFlash:
The real test of a Media Putz is kind of like the difference between sex for love and sex for money.

If you look closely at a true Media Putz -- their mannerisms and gestures -- you can discern that they are performing for the money, not because being a pundit gives them an outlet for their true beliefs.

Like a hooker, they give their owners, advertisers, and viewers what they want, outrageous statements and attitude in return for high ratings and a fat paycheck.

To be honest, we don't believe most Media Putzes necessarily have any core ideology except for getting rich by being controversial.

Which brings us back to hookers and Tucker Carlson.
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