Ted Koppel Is A G… Ask Sean Hannity

Man, I rock with Ted Koppel. Nah, for real, for real, I rock with Ted Koppel, son. After watching his interview with Sean Hannity on CBS Sunday Morning, I was excited to see an actual journalist deconstruct today’s media. As it currently stands, opinions have replaced facts in our news and it’s exceedingly dangerous, man. With that being said, I applaud Koppel for calling out Hannity to his face. However; Hannity and Fox News aren’t the only ones to criticize. In my eyes, MSNBCCNN and countless other “news” networks all share some of the blame. Ultimately, all opinion shows disguised as news are bad for America.

Now, I won’t lie, son, when it comes to this subject, I argue a lot with my wife and my mother. To me, I see no difference between Fox News and MSNBC. Yes, the ideology is drastically different between the two channels, but they both engage in the same brand of propaganda. All jokes aside, Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews are the same person, man. They both have definitive beliefs and they both refuse to listen to any guest with a conflicting point of view. Instead of acknowledging someone else’s sentiment, they’d rather just cut them off or speak over them. On the real, I challenge anyone to watch both of their shows back-to-back. Once their respective dogma is removed, it becomes apparent that their approach to “news” is strikingly similar.

Look, didn’t I just scold Rachel Maddow on this very site for engaging in the tomfoolery? I mean, she took two pages of Donald Trump‘s 2005 tax return and spun an entire story out of nothing. Outside of quoting how much money he made and how much he paid in taxes, Maddow had no other spec of news to report. She just launched a series of hypotheticals that were designed to create an unproven narrative in the audience’s mind. *Sigh* I just want the damn news, son! Can I get that without someone trying to shape how I’m supposed to interpret it?

Moving on, I just want to make one thing clear. Is my blog based on my own personal point of view? Absolutely. With that being said, I’m not a journalist, man. I’m just a dude with an opinion and immaculate WiFi, son. I’m simply out here reacting to the world as it happens. We, the people, need the media to tell us the unbiased truth. That’s the only way we can truly make sense of everything. All I know is, I’m a firm believer that opinion-based media is largely responsible for the division in our country. The public can’t come together when information is always being spun and misrepresented.

In the end, Ted Koppel is a G, man. He’s one of the few who’s able to call a spade a spade. Now, if more journalists took this stance on the news, then maybe we’d actually have a shot of figuring out what’s really going on out here. But, then again, in the words of Desus Nice, by Bronx bredren, facts don’t matter. LC out.

P.S. This is very random, but shout-out to Ghostface Killah, son. Look, the entire time I was writing this post, I kept hearing the line “hit mics like Ted Koppel” in my head. With that being said, everyone should go listen to “Mighty Healthy” after reading this. That is all.

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Rachel Maddow Just Wasted Our Time

Look, here at I Can’t Be Famous, the Internet thuggery doesn’t discriminate, son. Anybody can get this work anytime and any place. With that being said, I need to take Rachel Maddow to task today. Now, after securing a portion of Donald Trump‘s 2005 tax returns, she got everyone hyped to see what they contained. However; after watching her show last night, I was pissed, man! I mean, she essentially wasted everyone’s time! There was nothing revealed that was noteworthy, bruh. All in all, I know just as much today as I did before her “breaking news.” *Sigh* Thanks for nothing, Rachel!

So, before all of the hoopla last night, I was just chilling in my living room. My wife called me from the bedroom like “babe, Rachel Maddow has Trump’s tax returns! She’s going to expose them on her show!” Now, as anyone could imagine, I was very intrigued, son. Fast forward to 9PM, I parked myself in front of the television, waiting for the scoop. Five minutes passed. Then ten minutes passed. Then twenty minutes passed. I’m listening and listening until I finally realized that Maddow hadn’t said shit yet. After all of the hype, she really only had two pages of his 2005 tax return.

Now, let’s step back for a second. To be clear, people like me want to see Trump’s tax returns to see if he has any interests that could influence his presidency. I mean, there’s no secret that Trump and his staff have had frequent communication with various individuals from Russia. With that being said, the goal is to get a better understanding of what the possible connection might be. In any case, Maddow’s “big revelation” was nothing more than a smoke screen, man. She literally presented no new information that could be used to unravel this mystery.

Keeping it a buck, I don’t give a fuck about what Russian dude bought Trump’s house in 2004. I don’t give a fuck about the fact that he made $150 million in 2005. I don’t give a fuck about the fact that he paid $38 million in taxes. Ok, yes, he paid a lower percentage of taxes than the average American, but what wealthy person doesn’t? I mean, isn’t that what Democrats and Republicans have been fighting about since the beginning of time? In addition, didn’t Trump already call himself “smart” for benefiting from the tax code during a debate against Hillary Clinton? Look, Maddow was doing nothing but preaching to the choir. All in all, we, the people, are no closer to the truth, man. Ultimately, she was just doing the most for ratings.

In the end, MSNBC played themselves, bruh. All I know is, the next time that network has some “breaking news,” I’ll just wait for the recap, son. *Sigh* What a bunch of malarkey, man. LC out.