Saturday, October 18, 2008

"O" my stars and garters.

Obama in front of Ohio State FlagsWhat Bob Grant Saw

On the October 15 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Bob Grant said: "[W]hat is that flag that Obama's been standing in front of that looks like an American flag, but instead of having the field of 50 stars representing the 50 states, there's a circle?" He then said: "Is the circle the 'O' for Obama? Is that what it is?" Grant later said: "[D]id you notice Obama is not content with just having several American flags, plain old American flags with the 50 states represented by 50 stars? He has the 'O' flag. And that's what that 'O' is. That's what that 'O' is. Just like he did with the plane he was using. He had the flag painted over, and the 'O' for Obama. Now, these are symptom -- these things are symptomatic of a person who would like to be a potentate -- a dictator." '

The Big O Flag MugGrant did not further elaborate on what he meant by the " 'O' flag." However, conservative blogger Michelle Malkin stated on October 13 that she had "received several e-mails today from readers complaining about Barack Obama's backdrop in Toledo today. Apparently, some talk show hosts have also gone ballistic over what they think is an 'Obama flag.' " But, as Malkin noted, the flag appearing behind Obama during his October 13 speech was actually the Ohio state flag.

Mustang Bobby of Shakesville demands a T-Shirt by saying "We now have a new standard for "too dumb to play dead in a cowboy movie."

Media Matters has the transcript, which shows that he's not so dumb that he doesn't know enough to cover his ass. But to me, labeling this as "conjecture" when a simple fact-check would reveal the truth is absolutely in the realm of blatant, convenient, willful ignorance.

Hey, I could be wrong. But I wouldn't say this on this great radio station [WABC] if I didn't think there was some merit in this conjecture. And I stress conjecture. And so much of what we talk about is conjecture, is theory, is opinion based on intuition, based on some facts, based on some history.
As they say on wikipedia - "citation needed"

In that spirit, I propose inaugurating a new award for "Infotainment Professionals."

And the first award for "lifetime achievement" must of course go to Bob Grant himself.

The Big O Flag Mug by webcarve

As for the T-Shirt....

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