Friday, July 03, 2009

Months After 'Pelosi Would Get Shot' Remark, David Feherty's Career Is Doing Just Fine


Remember back in March, when CBS Golf Analyst David Feherty, in a column in D Magazine, spewed this crazy, violent comment:

"From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death."

At the time, Keith Olbermann predicted that Feherty's highly paid career as a CBS golf analyst would soon be history. Unfortunately, Olbermann was wrong.

Incredibly, Feherty has faced no real repercussions for his remarks since he made them back in March (and I would suspect he never will). He continues to happily work on the public airwaves in his highly paid gig as a golf commentator at CBS.

As Stu Kreisman noted in Huffington Post:

"David Feherty insulted every person who puts on a uniform to fight for the United States. He cast them all as hate mongers willing to assassinate members of the government that Feherty and his pals don't care for."

By contrast, when someone on the Left makes a comment that is even remotely controversial, there's always hell to pay. Remember the Dixie Chicks?

Kreisman notes: "At a concert in London, lead singer Natalie Maines mentioned she was ashamed that George Bush came from her home state of Texas. For that comment, the Dixie Chicks were banned from most of the public airwaves, radio stations sponsored rallies where CDs were crushed and burned."

But Feherty has faced no repercussions and continues to collect a paycheck at his highly-paid position at CBS.

If you'd like to contact CBS about this, go here.


Jack Jodell said...

Just another in a long line of double standards employed by the extreme conservatives in this country. They love to spew forth hatred and ridicule, and as long as it's one of THEM doing the spewing, it's perfectly ok. But let a liberal or progressive justly and factfully criticize a conservative, and the far right extremists scream bloody murder and demand censure. So much for the mythical liberal media they love to cry about, too. These people are insane. Hmmm---probably explains why I hate golf so much and NEVER watch its coverage! With idiots like Foherty as commentators, I knew there was a good reason I immediate switch the station when I see golf.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares because it is common knowledge Pelosi had her skin surgically removed and replaced with Kevlar. She's bulletproof, dude. Haven't you even looked at her lately? I would think it was pretty obvious.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Jack, thanks for stopping by. I was reading coverage of this remark on some of the right-wing blogs and they all thought it was a real hoot. (But they were all outraged and offended by the Dixie Chicks).

>>"extreme conservatives"

Is there any other kind of conservative these days?

"Extreme" suggest a relative handful of people out in the margins. The fact is, 99 percent of the Repukes these days are extremists, if you look at their views.

These people want to abolish every gov't program from Social Security to Medicare.

In fact, they want to eliminate everything in the government except for the Military Industrial Complex.

In fact, I would take issue with the term "conservative." Neo-Nazi scumbags like Bush and Cheney aren't "conservatives" by any stretch of the imagination.

They have no problem with multi-trillion budget deficits, as long as it all goes to war-profiteering corporations and corrupt bankers.

Ron Paul is really the only real conservative out there. And if by some miracle he ever got elected president and set out to reign in the Military Industrial Complex, he'd face the same fate as JFK, RFK, MLK, and anyone else who's ever tried to shake up the American system.

Jack Jodell said...

You're right about the Repubs, Marc---they're actually reactionaries who want to turn the clock back to about 1920. And Ron Paul IS the only true conservative today!

Anonymous said...

So much anger here. You must be the little beak-nosed angry balding lonely people I see mired in whatever false higher-calling you surround yourselves with to justify your existence.

BTQ, I jsut flooded CBS with positive letters speaking in favor of David Feherty.

Of course you will delete this post, becasuse you are a facist, exactly like the Nazi's that burned books. Your political position is too fragile, along with your milquesop psyche, to withstand any legitimate debate.

Marc McDonald said...

>>Of course you will delete this
>>post, becasuse you are a facist,
>>exactly like the Nazi's that
>>burned books.

Uh, actually, it was your hero, Palin, who tried to ban certain books at the Wasilla public library.
By the way, why don't you identify yourself, coward?
Back in the old days, people like you hid behind white hoods. Now, you just go around posting messages anonymously on the Web.
Fuck off, Nazi.

Anonymous said...

"The opposition in this year has already imported into this campaign a very interesting thing, because it is foreign. They have imported the propaganda technique invented by the dictators abroad. Remember, a number of years ago, there was a book, Mein Kampf, written by Hitler himself. The technique was all set out in Hitler's book - and it was copied by the aggressors of Italy and Japan. According to that technique, you should never use a small falsehood; always a big one, for its very fantastic nature would make it more credible - if only you keep repeating it over and over and over again. "
Campaign Dinner Address of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
September 23, 1944. Washington, DC

Batocchio said...

The Dixie Chicks analogy is really good. Their treatment was riduculous.

GAtim said...

This is can a network allow this treason?? Who is this guy? Who made him GOD? The sponsors should can him immediately, no body is worth that lack of body is that good.

Vigilante said...

I didn't think I could be shocked.