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(Slate)   Fox News spent 2013 focusing on one thing: the "wussification" of America. But remember, they are a real, legitimate news source   (slate.com) divider line 127
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2013-12-28 09:28:47 AM  
My personal definition of "wussy" is people who sit around complaining endlessly about everything but not actually contributing anything useful to the world.
 
2013-12-28 09:56:59 AM  
Paraphrasing Stephen Colbert:  "Wussy" is the wussies way of saying "pussy".
 
2013-12-28 09:58:49 AM  

edmo: My personal definition of "wussy" is people who sit around complaining endlessly about everything but not actually contributing anything useful to the world.


It's not wussy, it's Fark.com.
 
2013-12-28 10:04:05 AM  
So Fox News specifically and the conservative right in general complain about "wussification" of the country in one breath and in the next scream, "We're all going to farking die! 9/11! give up your Constitutional rights (except the 2nd Amendment) because brown people!!!!! OMGWTF!!!1"
 
2013-12-28 10:06:43 AM  
SAY PUSSY YOU PANSIES!

/wuss... hmph
 
2013-12-28 10:24:13 AM  

Mugato: So Fox News specifically and the conservative right in general complain about "wussification" of the country in one breath and in the next scream, "We're all going to farking die! 9/11! give up your Constitutional rights (except the 2nd Amendment) because brown people!!!!! OMGWTF!!!1"


Buy more guns because scary kids might beat the crap out of you. Or Obama might take them.
 
2013-12-28 10:38:22 AM  

Mugato: So Fox News specifically and the conservative right in general complain about "wussification" of the country in one breath and in the next scream, "We're all going to farking die! 9/11! give up your Constitutional rights (except the 2nd Amendment) because brown people!!!!! OMGWTF!!!1"


Ratings equal money. They found willing suckers, I mean viewers to be their audience.
 
2013-12-28 10:45:09 AM  

edmo: My personal definition of "wussy" is people who sit around complaining endlessly about everything but not actually contributing anything useful to the world.


AND the thread is done.
 
2013-12-28 11:11:28 AM  
You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.
 
2013-12-28 11:14:05 AM  
I am pretty certain most of the Farkettes here can kick Sean Hannity's ass quite easily.
 
2013-12-28 11:14:58 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: Paraphrasing Stephen Colbert:  "Wussy" is the wussies way of saying "pussy".


This, gosh darn it.
 
2013-12-28 11:18:11 AM  

Fox News: "Whatcha gonna do about it, pussy wussy?"

 
2013-12-28 11:18:44 AM  
What, like getting upset when someone says "Happy Holidays," or when some guy might get kicked off a reality show?
 
2013-12-28 11:21:59 AM  

Mugato: So Fox News specifically and the conservative right in general complain about "wussification" of the country in one breath and in the next scream, "We're all going to farking die! 9/11! give up your Constitutional rights (except the 2nd Amendment) because brown people!!!!! OMGWTF!!!1"


And the HomoGheys! ZOMG THE HOMOGHEYS!!!!!
 
2013-12-28 11:25:06 AM  
Anyone got a picture of Damone giving Ratner the "wuss" talk?
 
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2013-12-28 11:28:13 AM  
Just like Newsbusters?
 
2013-12-28 11:30:01 AM  
FTFA: For their last great push of freaking out over nothing this year, the culture warriors all over the right-wing media threw a major fit because an ad for Obamacare online pictured a man wearing eyeglasses and pajamas. Real men sleep in cargo pants

Anyone got that picture of the heavyset blogger who makes all those top ten lists about how terrible Obama is in a onesie?
 
2013-12-28 11:30:22 AM  
You mean like biatching, whining, throwing wrenches into the lives of hundreds of millions of people, and threatening the global economy because you political views have slid into disfavor?
 
2013-12-28 11:37:31 AM  
When you're too much of a wussy to say pussy, you're a wussy.
 
2013-12-28 11:39:14 AM  

MrBallou: You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.


If only it wouldn't be unethical to recruit a kid (gotta find a 12-15 year old for a clean online persona, no more anonymity on the internet) and turn him/her into a sleeper agent to whistleblow on Fox and the GOP? Send the kid deep, class elections, college republican with a double major in law and communications. The right internship could be a disaster.

But to subject a child to that... I'm a little ashamed of myself for thinking it.
 
2013-12-28 11:39:15 AM  

MrBallou: You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.


I'd rather have Roger Ailes come onto the program and justify his agenda. It'd probably be a variation of "I started the thing and I'd be damned if I didn't put my input in on it now and again and you would too if you're taking in the cash I am right now." You know, the George Lucas Defense.

Then again, if you noticed the earlier thread on Sesame Street sketches that wouldn't have been made today, our country HAS gone rather pansyish.
 
2013-12-28 11:42:52 AM  
Of course they did. "Wussification" is perfect for Fox News because unlike wealth disparity, lives lost to war, etc, wussification isn't something that can be quantified. It's something you feel in your gut.

Specifically, it's something every old person has felt in their gut since the beginning of time. "These kids today are pussies! Back in my day life was hard!"
 
2013-12-28 11:45:07 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: MrBallou: You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.

If only it wouldn't be unethical to recruit a kid (gotta find a 12-15 year old for a clean online persona, no more anonymity on the internet) and turn him/her into a sleeper agent to whistleblow on Fox and the GOP? Send the kid deep, class elections, college republican with a double major in law and communications. The right internship could be a disaster.

But to subject a child to that... I'm a little ashamed of myself for thinking it.


Their background checks aren't very thorough.  On my last tour in Iraq, they sent this doofus to our unit as an embedded reporter.

img237.imageshack.us

They scrubbed all his articles when it came out he used to do gay porn.
 
2013-12-28 11:46:55 AM  

Sgt Otter: Zarquon's Flat Tire: MrBallou: You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.

If only it wouldn't be unethical to recruit a kid (gotta find a 12-15 year old for a clean online persona, no more anonymity on the internet) and turn him/her into a sleeper agent to whistleblow on Fox and the GOP? Send the kid deep, class elections, college republican with a double major in law and communications. The right internship could be a disaster.

But to subject a child to that... I'm a little ashamed of myself for thinking it.

Their background checks aren't very thorough.  On my last tour in Iraq, they sent this doofus to our unit as an embedded reporter.

[img237.imageshack.us image 238x249]

They scrubbed all his articles when it came out he used to do gay porn.


"Yeah, we had to deal with a conservative reporter who used to do gay porn." 

"WHICH ONE?"

fark me, there has to be a Poe's law for gay joke punchlines with this.
 
2013-12-28 11:50:23 AM  
"Of course there is a paradox afoot, as nothing speaks less of a cool, masculine confidence than constantly worrying that every little corner of society is out to steal your manhood away. Except, perhaps, donning ridiculous costumes to ward off fears of emasculation. ..."


I've always been fascinated by this -- there are plenty of men who seem really insecure and uncomfortable in their own skin, and feel the need to adopt an image they consider "badass" by what are essentially fashion choices. You can see the right wing playing to this insecurity for their own purposes, as evidenced by this FNC preoccupation. I think it explains why Harley nerds tend to buy into derpy politics.
 
2013-12-28 11:54:33 AM  
It's stupid to use "pussy" as an insult. Pussies are good things. You wouldn't insult someone by calling them a cake, would you?
 
2013-12-28 11:59:09 AM  

edmo: My personal definition of "wussy" is people who sit around complaining endlessly about everything but not actually contributing anything useful to the world.


And here you are to give a live demonstration. Bravo.
 
2013-12-28 12:03:07 PM  

Mugato: So Fox News specifically and the conservative right in general complain about "wussification" of the country in one breath and in the next scream, "We're all going to farking die! 9/11! give up your Constitutional rights (except the 2nd Amendment) because brown people!!!!! OMGWTF!!!1"


Yeah, pretty ironic that the station that literally traffics in fear would complain about people being afraid.
 
2013-12-28 12:05:02 PM  
Anyone who would insist of using 'pussy' over 'wuss', provided they've either been told it's denigrating to women or were able to figure that out themselves, is a wuss.  Insisting on being insulting is just an indication of insecurity.
 
2013-12-28 12:09:54 PM  
Come to think of it, I use the word 'coward'.  What's wrong with that?
 
2013-12-28 12:10:01 PM  
Why do English speakers insist on using female genitals as an insult? A pussy is a wonderful thing.
 
2013-12-28 12:16:29 PM  
...and they kick-off their day with these cake-eaters?

xfinity.comcast.net
 
2013-12-28 12:18:13 PM  

edmo: My personal definition of "wussy" is people who sit around complaining endlessly about everything but not actually contributing anything useful to the world.


Useful like getting "mean" coaches fired, filing ridiculous lawsuits, over-protection of children, etc.

I don't agree with much of Fox News, and even everything they say about this issue.

But the the growth of narcissists constantly playing the victim is real.
 
2013-12-28 12:20:28 PM  

murderguy: Anyone who would insist of using 'pussy' over 'wuss', provided they've either been told it's denigrating to women or were able to figure that out themselves, is a wuss.


As Betty White said, calling someone a pussy means they're tough, because those things take quite a pounding.
 
2013-12-28 12:21:59 PM  
Wussie is FOX term for a guy who is not so mentally ill he needs a gun to leave the house.
 
2013-12-28 12:25:07 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

You're a wussy, wussy!
 
2013-12-28 12:25:13 PM  

Grungehamster: FTFA: For their last great push of freaking out over nothing this year, the culture warriors all over the right-wing media threw a major fit because an ad for Obamacare online pictured a man wearing eyeglasses and pajamas. Real men sleep in cargo pants

Anyone got that picture of the heavyset blogger who makes all those top ten lists about how terrible Obama is in a onesie?


that was blake farenthold, not Fat Blogger John Hawkins
 
2013-12-28 12:28:37 PM  
A FARK link to Salon adding no content to a Media Matters compilation of Fox News content.

If I wasn't lazy I'd modify the picture of the sad dog in the rain to read "this is too much aggregation of content".
 
2013-12-28 12:30:29 PM  
I thought they spent most of it focusing on Benghazi.
 
2013-12-28 12:30:37 PM  

Great_Milenko: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

You're a wussy, wussy!


What's Phase 2?
 
2013-12-28 12:32:18 PM  

MrBallou: You know shiat like this comes straight from the desk of Roger Ailes. I would love it if some whistle-blower would leak all the secret memos that set the agenda for Faux News on a daily basis.


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-12-28 12:32:44 PM  

Solutare: It's stupid to use "pussy" as an insult. Pussies are good things. You wouldn't insult someone by calling them a cake, would you?


Shut up you cake sniffer!
/Obscure?
 
2013-12-28 12:35:46 PM  

Dansker: Why do English speakers insist on using female genitals as an insult? A pussy is a wonderful thing.


Nipples.
 
2013-12-28 12:39:08 PM  

Solutare: It's stupid to use "pussy" as an insult. Pussies are good things. You wouldn't insult someone by calling them a cake, would you?


An ass is a good thing, too. We use that term as an insult all the time.

/see also: boob
 
2013-12-28 12:39:17 PM  

murderguy: Anyone who would insist of using 'pussy' over 'wuss', provided they've either been told it's denigrating to women or were able to figure that out themselves, is a wuss.  Insisting on being insulting is just an indication of insecurity.


Suck it up nancy.
 
2013-12-28 12:39:22 PM  

Solutare: It's stupid to use "pussy" as an insult. Pussies are good things. You wouldn't insult someone by calling them a cake, would you?


When I used to be a kinda-sorta bouncer at the local goth/industrial nights at some of the clubs and bars in Memphis, I was always fond of calling the bro'd out frat rats cupcake when they tried to start shiat. It was pretty much guaranteed to cause a reaction. Fortunately one of the regulars was a cop, and frat rats are pussies, so nothing ever actually went down.

/CSB
 
2013-12-28 12:43:03 PM  

Jackson Herring: Grungehamster: FTFA: For their last great push of freaking out over nothing this year, the culture warriors all over the right-wing media threw a major fit because an ad for Obamacare online pictured a man wearing eyeglasses and pajamas. Real men sleep in cargo pants

Anyone got that picture of the heavyset blogger who makes all those top ten lists about how terrible Obama is in a onesie?

that was blake farenthold, not Fat Blogger John Hawkins


Yep, and unfortunately he's a congressman from Texass.
 
2013-12-28 12:43:14 PM  
Can we get an AMEN for pussy?   Sweet Holy Pussy!
 
2013-12-28 12:44:57 PM  
Well, it's true (at least in my case).

After heading to the Ford dealership to get a truck, I had to get my testosterone levels checked. Sadly, all I qualified for was a Ranger.
 
2013-12-28 12:45:22 PM  
The fact that so much internet space is spent on whining about Fox News doesn't show the wussification of America at all.
 
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