This is a news station? A news station?

Atrios doesn’t have to say a word; he just lets Fox “newsman” John Gibson hang himself with his own words. And don’t miss that “punchline.”

The Discussion: 48 Comments

As my 75 year old conservative Daddy say’s Fox is “all the new’s that’s fit to shit” P.S. He’s not my sugar daddy,he’s my real Daddy.My sugar Daddy is much older.

July 23, 2005 @ 6:36 pm | Comment

I do hope you actually read the Atrios post (which, of course, is blocked in China). It’s a real jaw-dropper, that a newsman can chuckle about giving a guy “five in the noggin” – five bullet holes in the head. Even though he wasn’t a terrorist.

July 23, 2005 @ 6:51 pm | Comment

Richard, I can’t get it.

July 23, 2005 @ 6:56 pm | Comment

I can reach the article but my local magic chicken dance doesn’t work for BBC, so no punchline ๐Ÿ™

July 23, 2005 @ 7:26 pm | Comment

Emile, here is the punchline:

A man shot dead by police hunting the bombers behind Thursday’s London attacks was a Brazilian electrician unconnected to the incidents.

The man, who died at Stockwell Tube on Friday, has been named by police as Jean Charles de Menezes, 27.

Two other men have been arrested and are being questioned after bombers targeted three Tube trains and a bus.

Police also said a suspect package found in north-west London on Saturday may be linked to Thursday’s attacks.


Scotland Yard said Mr Menezes, who lived in Brixton, south London, was completely unconnected to the bomb attacks and added: “For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets.”

Emile, do you still look like Harry Potter? ๐Ÿ™‚

July 23, 2005 @ 7:29 pm | Comment

And for Ivan, here’s what Fox “Newsman” John Gibson said:

What is also good is the Brit police tactics that we saw at work in the subway Friday morning. The tackle and kill team is incredible, if for no other reason than their bravery. Can you imagine the job of those cops? Tackle the guy wearing a vest bomb and hope your colleague is right behind with the gun to put five bullets in the noggin before he sets off the bomb.

Turns out he didn’t have a bomb, and turns out he wasn’t one of the four bombers Thursday. And if it turns out ultimately that he had nothing to do with anything, no doubt there will be hell to pay. But the police say he was linked to the terror probe, so let’s wait and see.

Meantime, got to admire the cojones of those Brit cops to go after him like that. All of this trumps any of my other complaints that the Brits weren’t making the right noises about fighting terror. They like to go about things a bit more quietly than us. Not my style, but okay, fine โ€” as long as they get the five in the noggin of the right bomber boy. They do that and I’m fine.

So for the moment, alls well. Just catch the four bombers. Five in the noggin is fine. Don’t complain that sounds barbaric. We’re fighting barbaric.

Isn’t it time they get rid of that stupid firewall??

July 23, 2005 @ 7:31 pm | Comment

I was willing to give the London police some latitude and the benefit of the doubt, but this sort of thing is exactly why I would much prefer that the majority of people are not allowed to carry hidden weapons.

July 23, 2005 @ 7:42 pm | Comment

Brazilian, Muslim, Mormon, What’s the dif? BTW, I’m not Ivan! I am Little Lord Fuckpants.

July 23, 2005 @ 8:05 pm | Comment

Has anyone mentioned the bombing in Egypt on the Duck?

July 23, 2005 @ 8:54 pm | Comment

The brazilian guy was probably innocent.

July 23, 2005 @ 8:55 pm | Comment

Not sure f he was totally innocent (his behaiour was certianly strange) be he was certainly not a terrorist.

F*pants, I am too sickened by the Egyptian bombings to comment. Notice that CNN and all the other news networks went about their business as usual, even though the number of casualties totally dwarfed those in London — but these were mainly brown casualties.

July 23, 2005 @ 8:57 pm | Comment

Bing, A wise man once told you to watch yer ass.They be shootin to kill foreigners.Just wait till the “boot boys” get rollin!

July 23, 2005 @ 8:58 pm | Comment

Towelheads don’t count.

July 23, 2005 @ 9:02 pm | Comment

Little Lord Fuckpants

What do you do with AM?

July 24, 2005 @ 4:36 am | Comment

AM’s my dad.

July 24, 2005 @ 4:55 am | Comment

I killed him.

July 24, 2005 @ 4:58 am | Comment

Mommy paid too much attention to him.

July 24, 2005 @ 4:59 am | Comment

Now I can sleep in the big bed with mommy.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:02 am | Comment

You funny wart

July 24, 2005 @ 5:05 am | Comment

You’re not so bad yourself!

July 24, 2005 @ 5:06 am | Comment

We love and respect you for what you are, warts and all.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:08 am | Comment

Unconditional love is what it’s ALL about.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:10 am | Comment

Yes, pure love

July 24, 2005 @ 5:11 am | Comment

I’d like to give Angelina Jolie a little impure lovin’. Know what I mean?

July 24, 2005 @ 5:13 am | Comment

She’s your mommy?!

July 24, 2005 @ 5:16 am | Comment

I pretend my mommy is her.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:18 am | Comment

Impersonation does solve the problem sometimes, does it?

July 24, 2005 @ 5:20 am | Comment

After the first 5-6 times thats all you got.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:21 am | Comment

You mean the first 5-6 minutes, do you?

July 24, 2005 @ 5:22 am | Comment

Actually it never lasts that long. “oooops, Sorry, Just a bad night”

July 24, 2005 @ 5:25 am | Comment

Unless of course it was the divine Angelina.Then maybe 8-9 minutes for 13-20 times.Then on to the next one.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:26 am | Comment

Don’t be kidding.
8-9 and 13-20? Do you know why she went to Brad in the first place?

July 24, 2005 @ 5:29 am | Comment

I’m gettin’ old.Give a brother a break.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:31 am | Comment

Bing, Did you read from the little red book today?In our house we must read it before we go to bed. It’s a rule.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:34 am | Comment

I got a holy book but haven’t wholly devoted myself to it.
What a shame!

July 24, 2005 @ 5:36 am | Comment

Bing, Have you ever seen a public execution? My wife has and she’s told me about the carnival like atmosphere.Sounds like fun.How would a laowai go about getting a ticket?

July 24, 2005 @ 5:37 am | Comment

Devotion is very important. Just dive in.Forget about any inconsistencies and outrageous claims.Just believe!Don’t ask questions.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:40 am | Comment


Kill a dozen of Chinese on the street.

Or smuggle a ton of cocaine into China.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:40 am | Comment

Now you’re thinkin’ I would only have to pay for the bullet. Pretty cheap.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:42 am | Comment

And check “shoot” instead of “injection” in you execution application form.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:43 am | Comment

Yeah, my family can’t afford the injection.We would probably have to pay for the syringe too.Although they would just keep on using it.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:45 am | Comment

Mommy’s home now.We gotta go play pretend. G’night Bing. Watch yer ass!Those guys with no hair and tattoo’s don’t like you.They are bad men.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:50 am | Comment

You don’t have to pay, I guess, if you’d like to abstain from your privacy protection to have your execution broadcast and some of your masculine body used for others.

And go well, I’d better go shopping sainsbury too.

July 24, 2005 @ 5:52 am | Comment

Little Lord F**kpants. What kind of statement are you trying to make with your stupid name? Can’t you think of a handle without the word f**k in it? It’s just a leetle-beet teenage mate.

Emile, if you want to create an email address and leave it on TPD then I’ll send you my methods for reading the BBC. You’re right, the BBC isn’t easy to get if you’re in China but it can be done at a push.

July 24, 2005 @ 7:10 am | Comment

Sorry if I offended anyone.The artist formerly known as LLF.

July 24, 2005 @ 7:34 am | Comment

Fughetaboutit! , Bada Bing Bada Boom!

July 24, 2005 @ 9:50 am | Comment

Not sure f he was totally innocent (his behaiour was certianly strange) be he was certainly not a terrorist.
Posted by richard

Okay. 5 unidentified guys dressed in street clothes carrying guns start chasing you in Shenzhen.

What do you do?

July 24, 2005 @ 9:19 pm | Comment

Depends on whether I am armed, if I have back-up, etc. Very hard to say.

July 24, 2005 @ 9:21 pm | Comment

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