Hours after a horrific shooting in NYC subway station, NYC mayor Eric Adams tweeted this:
Greatest city in the world. pic.twitter.com/q0xXMSAEdn
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) April 13, 2022
While there is nothing wrong with lifting the residents’ spirits with a patriotic message after a horrific tragedy, the mayor’s words fall flat. “The greatest city in the word” (the title NYC proudly held in the past) suffered an 8-year nightmare, causing a 7% population plunge. And based on Eric Adams’ performance so far, the situation is not going to improve any time soon. The new mayor is a lot more interested in “plant-centered life” and “the plight of Florida gay population” than any real problem facing New York City residents.
So, while a patriotic show of support is well and good, the mayor’s performance earns his tweet a nomination for the least self-aware pronouncement in media history. There are, however, many other worthy candidates, some of them listed below.
“[Elon] Musk’s appointment to Twitter’s board shows that we need regulation of social-media platforms to prevent rich people from controlling our channels of communication.”
- Brian Stelter denying his network’s involvement in pushing left-wing propaganda, such as the “Russian collusion hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, smearing Justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and Nick Sandmann as a white supremacist, and dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop affair as pure Russian disinformation:”
“In my honest answer to you, is that you’re describing a different channel than the one I watch. But I understand that is a popular right-wing narrative about CNN.”
- Former CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, lamenting that “people [in the media] are not held accountable for inaccuracies.” The “inaccuracies” that Bob Iger is referring to are practiced daily by his own employees (Disney owns The View.) You can find some of them here, here, and here.
- While Bloomberg is lecturing Americans on how to survive crippling inflation by “reconfiguring consumption” and “avoiding unnecessary charges,” here is Jen Psaki’s advice:
“My advice to everyone out there who’s frustrated, sad, angry, pissed off, feel those emotions, go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita, do whatever you need to do this weekend.”
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In California, a Margarita will set you back 20 bucks these days, Jen.
- Tucker Carlson claiming that Vladimir Putin “has a bad rap” for no apparent reason:
“It might be worth asking yourself since it is getting pretty serious: What is this really about? Why do I hate Putin so much?”
There are many reasons to hate Putin, but here is one that should be near and dear to Tucker’s heart: he wouldn’t last a week in Russia. Putin mercilessly slaughters opposition journalists.
- “Most important launch for the network since Ted Turner,” CNN++, attracting fewer than 10,000 daily viewers after two weeks of operation. The idea to make people pay for something that they would not watch for free may be the least self-aware business idea of the century.
By Tatyana Larina at Right Wire Report