Saturday, August 25, 2007

Disqualified From Expert Rating

Tim Robbins made a suggestion Friday night on Bill Mahr's "Real Time" that deserves serious consideration. "Experts" who have been blatantly wrong about things like Iraq need to be disqualified from using the modifier "expert." Unfortunately there is no National Board of Expert Qualification to revoke credentials or supposed credentials for repeated failures to be even sort of right about an issue. After sufficient BushCo butt-kissing stupidities you'd think somebody would call the "Expert" label into question when one of these numb heads opens his mouth; nope, they're still experts.

I do not doubt that there are people who have spent a lifetime studying an area and who make judgements based on something other than wishful thinking and partisanship, we just don't seem to see and hear much from them. Big media has an unspoken news agenda, confrontation is more salable than discussion, "Shock and Awe" is way sexier than boring footage of UN WMD inspectors poking around in factories; so when experts advocate the sexy stuff guess who gets air time and print space.

In George Bush's Orwellian vision there is no place for the truth in advertising involved in naming his pool of experts "Ministry of Propaganda." I guess it's up to the public to call Bull Shit on them, sometime...

Go ahead and try to find the original voices of opposition to the Iraq invasion, they were right - after all - and you'd think they'd have positions of real import...as experts...sure.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tim Robbins made a suggestion Friday night on Bill Mahr's "Real Time" that deserves serious consideration. SAID CHUCK

My GOD, Now I know you've lost your mind!

He is a so far left of center "actor!"

You, up to now, still had hope for seeing through some things.

You want a dose of the truth...get the fish wrapper aka THE DAILY "o", and read what RUSHDIE said about radical Islam ,terror..and life.

Anonymous said...

Question for the "ALL KNOWING" Chuck:

Paul L. William's FBI...GOOGLE this one, then write a few words for the "unknowing" LIKE ME.

Anonymous said...

Disqualified From Expert Rating:

This topic of who is and who isn't ask's these questions.

Dear Chuck...Who will lead us in 08? A simple question..RIGHT

WHAT WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS RESPONSE TO 500,000 DEAD AMERICANS KILLED HERE IN A COMBINED NUKE AND CHEMICAL ATTACK ON OUR SOIL? (COME ON CHUCK, THIS s/b an easy one.)

PS: Get Culley in on this one.

Steve Culley said...

Chuck is right about experts. Seems as if any dumb ass can get on television with an opinion and you know what they say about opinions, everybody has one and most of them stink.
I suppose most presidents, no matter who it is will appear on television with a blank look on their face then vow revenge.
My own personal respnse will be: told you we should have done something about knowing who is in this country.
Then get ready for economic melt down.

Anonymous said...

EXPERTS, you mean George Tennent, the "Clinton" guy, what was his comment Chuck? Wasn't "it's a slamdunk!" if there were WMDS there.

OK...he qualifys as an EXPERT!

Anonymous said...

The Report the CIA Didn't Want You to See
Buried in the files for more than two years, a withering internal assessment of pre 9/11 intelligence failures is finally made public.


EXPERT, Chuck, a lions share of the time line here is in the 90's,(pardon...WHO WAS TENNENT'S BOSS?

While on this I "KNOW" I will get agreement...43 stole the election, and by the time "Bushco" came to DC, HE DIDN'T HAVE A BUNCH OF TIME TO APPOINT A GOVERMENT.

Here was his first mistake...leaving a "CLINTONCO" appointee in charge of the INTEL of this country.

Gee,In the report it mentions wiretaps and satellite photos as spy data tools.

If you wanna give me an address at Baker City...I can send you a good picture. Don't tell me Goverment on 43'S WATCH IS OUT OF CONTROL!

Anonymous said...

Gee,Chuck....you wanna talk about "experts?"

OPB, tonight had a unreal piece titled "ISLAM VS ISLAMIST".

The real expert (a moderate Muslim(forget the name, but his speech in front of a Washington DC intelligence Forum by Clintons administration was shown, the dude spoke in very clear English,and practically nailed what OBL was prepared to do IE suicide bombings/etc etc.

The BUBBA RESPONSE??? He was an alarmist, and s/b ignored.. SO MUCH FOR EXPERTS Chuck, that was 1999..OPB Saturday night.

One more it's all Bush, and I will start a rumor your a gay drag racer.

Chuck Butcher said...

it's all Bush

Chuck Butcher said...

BTW, now instead of just being a scared little person, you've made an ass of yourself - in public.

Chuck Butcher said...

Regarding Tim Robbins, can you think of anything less intelligent than using Tim's left credentials to discredit him to a LEFT Blogger? You spend etirely too much time talking to yourself or listening to Faux News. I don't give them a heck of a lot of my time, but I do check in.

Steve Culley said...

For some of us who personally know some of those on the Viet Nam memorial wall there was one person, Collin Powell, who should have been in the expert class. I thought the Powell Doctrine of not getting involved in war unless you used overwhelming force was exactly the way to go. I don't object to killing those who need killing. My main objection to the war in Iraq is we got bogged down into fighting another insurgency. Our men and women are dying trying to build a nation out of people who would rather follow some Imam. We got there by following a bunch of experts who decided they were too good to fight in Viet Nam. I am under no illusions about radical Islam. And while GWB sends our best over there to fight them over there he has made a joke out of our borders. His corporate elite, globalists, world trade at any cost, mutinational corprorations are turning us into a Roman empire that, in my humble opinion, is on the brink of destruction.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOO CHUCK, YOUR NOT GOING TO ANSWER WHAT I PUT OUT THERE, YOUR THE DONKEYS REAR.

HOW FITTING THE SYMBOL
OF THE PARTY YOU CLAIM TO BE THE EXPERT FOR.

Hey Culley, I have been to the wall....Bush isn't responsible for that either, but he is for the border deal...KEEP GOING ON THE MINUTE MAN DEAL.