Today on the Teri O’Brien Show, 6/12/11

Here we go again. Less than a week after stating “this is not something that can be treated,” and one day after the White House and the democrat leadership in the House threw him under the bus, left-wing loudmouth Anthony Weiner (D-Twitter) announced that he was taking a leave of absence to seek treatment for his, shall we say, problem. By off loading responsibility for his actions, he lost the one shred of dignity he had left. Get me re-write. From his week of excruciatingly embarrassing attempts to convince everyone that he was “hacked,” when an eight-year-old could see that wasn’t true, to the inevitable refuge in rehab, this plot has been recycled more than those yarns found in Lifetime movies. In fact, I think I just saw a Lifetime movie with this very plot, or maybe it was a news story about another politician. Who can keep it straight? Still, there are three important takeaways from this Weiner mess, which I’ll share. I’ll also explain once and for all, why female elected officials don’t get caught up in these sordid scandals. This topic was dished about this morning on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Please weigh in: Are you sick of politicians and other celebrities playing the victim card by medicalizing their bad behavior? I am only slightly less tired of Newt Gingrich’s “Calista and I” campaign. Do you think it’s fair to blame her for his train wreck of a campaign?

Meanwhile, in the other most important news of the day, the Jurassic media actually enlisted the assistance of its readers to pick through hundreds of pounds of e-mails from Gov. Sarah Palin’s tenure that were released on Friday. We’ll enjoy a taste of the tasty nuggets they found, and ponder the question that even some liberals are asking: When do we get to go through Sarah Palin’s underwear drawer? No, not that. The real question is where are the Obama papers? Speaking of Sarah, she has a new fan, and his name might surprise many. He is, or perhaps I should say, WAS an esteemed member of the Hollywood elite. Hear his amazing, and spot on, comments about her, and more clear evidence of what many of us have known all along: the Mama Grizzly is very smart. She’s been distancing herself from a certain air-headed tv personality, a faux conservative known for making moronic remarks on an appropriately moronic show.

As that last remark suggests, like most of you, I have a love-hate relationship with television. For years, culture watchers have noted that entertainment television has become what can be charitably called a coarsening force in our society. We know that liberals have weaponized the media and created a perfect delivery system for their poisonous mix of secularism, socialism, and sexual promiscuity. Our special guest Ben Shapiro, author of the terrific new book, Prime Time Propaganda: the True Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV. Mr. Shapiro’s controversial interviews with Hollywood heavyweights provide conclusive proof of  something even more disturbing than the obvious fact that they use their shows to promote an agenda; that is, that these very same people who are outraged by the anti-Communist blacklisting of the 1950’s are very supportive of blacklisting talented writers and producers who don’t march lock-step with them in the leftist views.

This morning Tim Pawlenty said he’s the one candidate in the race who can beat Barack Obama. Is he right? Can you support him? Alleged frontrunner Mitt Romney tarnished his appeal to conservatives by pandering to envirowackos and their man-caused climate change hoax. Did that change your view of him? Who looks good to you?

What definitely does not look good is B. Hussein Obama’s economic report card. The numbers are stunning. Last Sunday, in what looked like a series of hostage tapes, we saw, and heard on the show, the Dear Reader’s chief economics guru, Austan Goolsbee, on several issue shows lamely trying to defend the administration’s pathetic performance. The next day, he announced that he was beating a speedy retreat back to the comfort and safety of academia, where the only problems that need solving are hypothetical. This morning, DNC mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman Schultz lamely tried to put a good face on our dismal economy and her party’s sad stewardship. Hear her unintentionally hilarious remarks, and also the Critiquelator’s, who is certified black enough to critiquelate, comments on the Goolsbee departure.

Tune in at 4:00 pm Central time for the rest of the story.

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