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Everything O’Reilly Got Wrong about “Gangnam Style”
After months of Psy taking the Internet, and then the world, by storm, you might think we’ve heard from all the pundits, music critics, pop-cultural commentators, and Korean-culture bloggers out there about the cultural, musical, and social significance of “Gangnam Style.”
But you’d be wrong. Because we hadn’t yet heard from Bill O’Reilly.
Now that “Gangnam Style” has broken all records for the most number of YouTube views, with 800 million watches and counting, the Fox pundit has deemed it worthy of his attention. But despite all the readily available resources to help him understand the song’s critique of modern South Korean culture, O’Reilly claims to be deeply confused.
In their five-minute assessment of the video, he and psychiatrist Keith Ablow come to the conclusion that the viral hit is just a lot of jumping up and down over a catchy beat. Both O’Reilly and Ablow roundly denounce the song as having no depth or emotion. Claiming that the song is devoid of “reality, feeling, and meaning,” they imply that “Gangnam Style” represents a need for “pure escapism.” Psy is “just doing the Pony … jumping up and down,” O’Reilly says. 
O’Reilly states that the song is “without intelligible words,” and that it “doesn’t try to convince you of anything”—ignoring both the obvious fact that the words are unintelligible to himbecause they are in Korean, and the easily obtained fact that the music video is an intentional critique of South Korean materialism epitomized in the wealthy urban district of Gangnam. 
The masses of listeners, O’Reilly claims, simply want to be “pushed towards a good beat that buries them in music.” 
The climax of his litany of misunderstandings comes when he contrasts Psy with a handful of British and American singers:

Elvis Presley could sing. His songs had words. He put on a show. This is a little fat guy from Yongyang [sic], and he’s jumping up and down. … You could understand Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, even Justin Bieber. … There’s no comparison.

Psy, who studied at the renowned Berklee Conservatory of Music in Boston before returning to Seoul (that’s in South Korea; Pyongyang is North Korea) to pursue his career, might disagree.
Read the rest at the Daily Dot, for all your ragefroth needs!

Keep on keepin’ on, Bill.

catbountry:

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Everything O’Reilly Got Wrong about “Gangnam Style”

After months of Psy taking the Internet, and then the world, by storm, you might think we’ve heard from all the pundits, music critics, pop-cultural commentators, and Korean-culture bloggers out there about the cultural, musical, and social significance of “Gangnam Style.”

But you’d be wrong. Because we hadn’t yet heard from Bill O’Reilly.

Now that “Gangnam Style” has broken all records for the most number of YouTube views, with 800 million watches and counting, the Fox pundit has deemed it worthy of his attention. But despite all the readily available resources to help him understand the song’s critique of modern South Korean culture, O’Reilly claims to be deeply confused.

In their five-minute assessment of the video, he and psychiatrist Keith Ablow come to the conclusion that the viral hit is just a lot of jumping up and down over a catchy beat. Both O’Reilly and Ablow roundly denounce the song as having no depth or emotion. Claiming that the song is devoid of “reality, feeling, and meaning,” they imply that “Gangnam Style” represents a need for “pure escapism.” Psy is “just doing the Pony … jumping up and down,” O’Reilly says. 

O’Reilly states that the song is “without intelligible words,” and that it “doesn’t try to convince you of anything”—ignoring both the obvious fact that the words are unintelligible to himbecause they are in Korean, and the easily obtained fact that the music video is an intentional critique of South Korean materialism epitomized in the wealthy urban district of Gangnam. 

The masses of listeners, O’Reilly claims, simply want to be “pushed towards a good beat that buries them in music.” 

The climax of his litany of misunderstandings comes when he contrasts Psy with a handful of British and American singers:

Elvis Presley could sing. His songs had words. He put on a show. This is a little fat guy from Yongyang [sic], and he’s jumping up and down. … You could understand Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, even Justin Bieber. … There’s no comparison.

Psy, who studied at the renowned Berklee Conservatory of Music in Boston before returning to Seoul (that’s in South Korea; Pyongyang is North Korea) to pursue his career, might disagree.

Read the rest at the Daily Dot, for all your ragefroth needs!

Keep on keepin’ on, Bill.

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LOOK IT UP!!!

stfuconservatives:

reallyfoxnews:

Essentially.

LOOK IT UP!!!

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"He’s abandoned some of our key allies like Israel, Poland and Czechoslovakia."

Fox’s Liz Cheney attacks President Obama over a country that doesn’t exist anymore (via mediamattersforamerica)

I’m pretty sure Czechoslovakia abandoned Czechoslovakia… 20 years ago.

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History is hard. :/

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Don’t get me started on Obama’s treatment of Prussia. A damned shame, that is. 

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Personally I’m annoyed about his policies towards Hyperborea, Narnia and Middle Earth.

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He has been really harsh on the Hyporborians, hasn’t he? 

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He hasn’t even weighed in on the scandal in Bohemia.

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When is he going to comment on the destruction of Alderaan?

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"The entire theme of tonight’s Republican convention session, “We Built It,” is inspired by a lie produced by Fox News. The idea that President Barack Obama said to small business owners, “you didn’t build that,” is a fabrication concocted through deceptive editing. What the president actually said, was “somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.” Within two days of its first appearance on Fox, the channel had spent more than two hours repeating this lie. Even News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch got in on the action, tweeting that “Obama went off script, showed real self i.e. government omnipotent, individuals secondary. Must be big damage.” Within a day of Fox airing the deceptively edited clip, Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, had picked up on it, saying Obama’s statement was “insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong.” Romney also started running ads featuring the deception."

Opinion: The Fox convention - David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt - POLITICO.com (via apsies)

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TW: Racism - Fox News Commenters React to Trayvon Martin: ‘Good Shot Zimmy’

paxamericana:

I don’t even know what to say about this any more; the comments about Trayvon Martin at Fox News are just unbelievable.

Here’s the article: Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Case of Black Teenager Killed by Neighborhood Watch Captain | Fox News.

This opens the door for more than 3,000 comments from the Fox News audience, packed with whiny right wing victimhood and overt racism. Again.

What a shame—a tragedy, really— because the dead lil’ gangsta could’ve used “‘A-FIRM-TIV AK-SHUN” to go to kollige an play footballz and make lotsa cash munny!”

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Fast and Furious didn’t work to pass new gun control so now Eric Holder will try the race card.

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No matter how crime figures are massaged by those who want to acknowledge or dispute the existence of a Dirty War, there is nothing ambiguous about what the official statistics portray: for the past 45 years a large segment of bIack America has waged a war of v i o l e n t retribution against white America.

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Zimmerman was attacked by the man and defended himself with a gun. Zimmerman’s wounds were verified by police.

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17 = child. LOL!!!!!!

Let the LIB word games begin.

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Yet the “justice department” refuses to prosecute any voter intimidation that involves a blac k as the intimidator.

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Why should anyone care about this kid? Because he is of color? People don’t value kids period. They are property. BTW, I am a conservative that cares a great deal about kids. We follow hundreds of cases each year, many white babies and children, none of them get attention. But he does??

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Zimmerman felt threatened by Martin’s gang’s actions…this could have possibly lead to these terrible circumstances. Gang violence MUST BE STOPPED OBAMA!

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Blacks can do no wrong, period! That is the DOJ’s excuse for becoming involved. 50+ years of being told they are special and entitled and the gov’t’s only focus is to make it so!!

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In any event, it appears to be a case of one sc u m bag Cuban-type (Zimmerman) offing some scummy b l a ck kid (Trayyy-Vonnnn)…in some trash neighborhood….

but now, because the dead kid’s a kneegrow, we have:

the BIG BAD FBI on this “important” case…and

the usual BLACK-RADICAL-PROTESTERS who can’t mind their own business!

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Gated communities exist because people are afraid….& negros thrive on crime…Look at our prisons.

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Need that too….But Negr0s only have their welfare checks….and in any event can’t follow rules

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What time do the riots start? Gotta get my popcorn and munchies ready for the “hood” burning!

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Funny you never see them rally against the drug dealing murderers that control their neighborhoods. LOL!!!

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How does anyone know what this 17 yr old said, Most likely he threw the race card out ” you stop me because I*M B L ACK” and then became threatning. The media alway plants the seed of doubt when when a B l ac k is sh ot by a caucasian

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maybe his gang brothers incited violence too?

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How’d the kid get into the “gated” community in the first place?

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Them monkeys can jump!

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This is going to be a tough case. gang violence is hard to prosecute. martin’s gang may even want to retaliate. this is scary

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Let’s find out why the “po’ baby” was REALLY there!

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The little thug ghetto monkey should have been home doing his homework, not out gang bangin.

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I’m just glad Zimmerman didnt miss and hit an innocent bystander.

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THIS IS PURE RACIST!! When do you ever see the DOJ investigate the death of a white child??

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This is pure B.S I want to see the kids police record even if something is expounged also why was he removed from facebook it says account terminated.Why because his parents are trying to cover his tracks just like if you hit a bus they see Dollar signs.People have dragged data about Zimmerman out where is the kids past.Don’t say he was a good boy prove it.Ask yourself what is more likely to happen any 17 year old kid when you ask a question.A smartass reply I have never and I mean never seen a teenager run unless he did something wrong.I guess no crinimal has ever cased a place when they went to a store.It takes me aback the way all these facts are quoted by people who read one story on a issue.

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Who says his gang wasn’t hiding near by?

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he could be a good kid, but being in a gang doesn’t help his case

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An unfortunate death, but when will DOJ investigate the death of a Caucsasian?

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Here we go again— a LOCAL law enforcement matter (no federal issues) is being hijacked by the FEDS because the alleged “victim” is bl a c k! We all KNOW this kid was up to no good and now he’s feedin’ worms. Too bad-ha ha ha!

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Last night on CNN Anderson Cooper kept referring to zimmerman as white when he knew he was Hispanic I wonder why

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maybe then the kid was not bIack maybe Hawaiian like tiger woods then we can say s p i c s h o o t s Hawaiian

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This has Bl ack racist Holder and his all bl ack racist “DOJ Civil Rights Div” written all over it.

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Crack Skittles the new disguise

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Skittles actually has a couple slang meanings. Could be referring to recreational usage of Coricidin. Also refers to a male getting lipstick marks from young ladies on the member. Taste the rainbow..

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You think the DOJ or main stream will report zimmerman was Hispanic not White

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That is all it was — just another n i qq er. No loss

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He was slinging crack.

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Is tea and skittles slang for guns and crack.

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Skittles is actually slang for recreational usage of Coricidin.

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This is what happens when you join a gang. kids need to learn from Martin’s mistakes

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They should have a hunting season in Florida for these drug crazed gang members.

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This could have had a tragic outcome. His gun could have jammed. Whew!

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At least he didn’t chain him to the back of his truck?!?!?

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How long will it take to get all of those little blk curly nappys out of the White House bedding so that the next POTUS can sleep without that Creepy Crawly feeling .

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The picture is of an innocent choir boy designed to evoke sympathy for the “victum” and justify the skewed actions of a corrupt department of justice.

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the b!ack community has created a sense of fear with the excessive amounts of cr!me and v!olence and the glamorizing and glorification of cr!mes and v!olence through c rap music (term used lightly) and most are rude, crude, nasty and give others the tough guy BS attitude.You people (term also used lightly) made your beds and now have to lie in them………don’t be angry with us or blame us you did this all on your own.

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Hunting, maybe thinning the herd…

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It is obvious the un-civilized B!ACKS who dwell in the greatist nation on earth have never wanted to be part of the TEAM, they CRY and P!SS and MOAN at every given oportunity about fairness and equality, While lining up for the free ride at welfare.
The United States is cursed with these baboons, Who will never gain the ability to stand up and make it on their own without our help.
They are the eternal retarded stepchild , needfull and helpless until the end of time.

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Now the family of the kid has lost there way out of the ghetto.

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ANOTHER TOOKY WILLIAMS, ABORTED.
GOOD SHOT ZIMMY. lol

OK. That’s all I could take. But the comments like these go on and on and on — there are thousands of them. And many of the ugliest comments received numerous “likes” from other readers.

The right wing base is sick to its core.

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afternoonsnoozebutton:

reallyfoxnews:

Fox News headline vs. Real Headline of the day.

I don’t usually contribute my personal opinion to posts on RFN, but explode? Fox, you take a perfectly acceptable headline on an article about Muslim Americans and change the word “grows” to “explode?” EXPLODE? What kind of fucked up xenophobic, Islamaphobic, word association bullshit is that? This should be removed from the Fox Nation site immediately.

Explodes. That’s a nice action verb which I’m sure they meant absolutely nothing by. T_____T

religiousragings:

As if we needed any more proof that Bill O’Reilly is freakin’ nuts.  Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly spent more time covering the non-existent “war on Christmas” than actual wars. Full report available here: http://mm4a.org/ueOltf

religiousragings:

As if we needed any more proof that Bill O’Reilly is freakin’ nuts.  Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly spent more time covering the non-existent “war on Christmas” than actual wars. Full report available here: http://mm4a.org/ueOltf

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Propaganda Techniques Used by Fox News

dangerouslycoldtea:

abaldwin360:

Panic Mongering

This goes one step beyond simple fear mongering. With panic mongering, there is never a break from the fear. The idea is to terrify and terrorize the audience during every waking moment. From Muslims to swine flu to recession to homosexuals to immigrants to the rapture itself, the belief over at Fox seems to be that if your fight-or-flight reflexes aren’t activated, you aren’t alive. This of course raises the question: why terrorize your own audience? Because it is the fastest way to bypasses the rational brain. In other words, when people are afraid, they don’t think rationally. And when they can’t think rationally, they’ll believe anything.

Character Assassination/Ad Hominem

Fox does not like to waste time debating the idea. Instead, they prefer a quicker route to dispensing with their opponents: go after the person’s credibility, motives, intelligence, character, or, if necessary, sanity. No category of character assassination is off the table and no offense is beneath them. Fox and like-minded media figures also use ad hominem attacks not just against individuals, but entire categories of people in an effort to discredit the ideas of every person who is seen to fall into that category, e.g. “liberals,” “hippies,” “progressives” etc. This form of argument – if it can be called that – leaves no room for genuine debate over ideas, so by definition, it is undemocratic. Not to mention just plain crass.

Projection/Flipping

This one is frustrating for the viewer who is trying to actually follow the argument. It involves taking whatever underhanded tactic you’re using and then accusing your opponent of doing it to you first. We see this frequently in the immigration discussion, where anti-racists are accused of racism, or in the climate change debate, where those who argue for human causes of the phenomenon are accused of not having science or facts on their side. It’s often called upon when the media host finds themselves on the ropes in the debate.

Rewriting History

This is another way of saying that propagandists make the facts fit their worldview. The Downing Street Memos on the Iraq war were a classic example of this on a massive scale, but it happens daily and over smaller issues as well. A recent case in point is Palin’s mangling of the Paul Revere ride, which Fox reporters have bent over backward to validate. Why lie about the historical facts, even when they can be demonstrated to be false? Well, because dogmatic minds actually find it easier to reject reality than to update their viewpoints. They will literally rewrite history if it serves their interests. And they’ll often speak with such authority that the casual viewer will be tempted to question what they knew as fact.

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reallyfoxnews:

This is why people incorrectly believe that Park 51, an Islamic community center opening with a photography exhibit, is a mosque. This is the catalyst by which Islamophobia has been fueled in this country and abroad. This is not journalism. This is not factual. This is not a news organization, it is a blatant extension of xenophobic politics in America.

reallyfoxnews:

This is why people incorrectly believe that Park 51, an Islamic community center opening with a photography exhibit, is a mosque. This is the catalyst by which Islamophobia has been fueled in this country and abroad. This is not journalism. This is not factual. This is not a news organization, it is a blatant extension of xenophobic politics in America.

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rethinksocialism:

cytoblr:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: 8/18/2011FOX News - Is Warren Buffet a socialist?

GPOY… all day every day.

rethinksocialism:

cytoblr:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: 8/18/2011
FOX News - Is Warren Buffet a socialist?

GPOY… all day every day.

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"You have to give Glenn Beck credit though. I mean, how extreme do you have to be to get kicked off of Fox News?"

My wise, wise father

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belkis:

dropfox:

This is actually the top story on Fox News’ “Fox Nation” right now.

Let’s discuss a Republican House of Representatives where the GOP’s failed to introduce bills creating jobs.

belkis:

dropfox:

This is actually the top story on Fox News’ “Fox Nation” right now.

Let’s discuss a Republican House of Representatives where the GOP’s failed to introduce bills creating jobs.

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The abortion debate has left one issue largely off the table: The proper rights of men to prevent the abortion of their children.

I believe that in those cases in which a man can make a credible claim that he is the father of a developing child in utero, in which he could be a proper custodian of that child, and in which he is willing to take full custody of that child upon its delivery, that the pregnant woman involved should not have the option to abort and should be civilly liable, and possibly criminally liable, for psychological suffering and wrongful death should she proceed to do so.

"

Dr. Keith Albow, resident Fox News homophobe and general asshole, in Men Should be Able to Veto Abortion.

Read more for afternoon rage.

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Remember women, your bodies don’t belong to you!

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