Some 829 days since the first fake turkey day, and William Rivers Pitt is still celebrating:

So much for all of Mr. Bush’s canned, choreographed, fake-turkey photo-ops with the soldiers.

Pitt is deeply concerned over the lies surrounding the Iraq war. He is also—chuckle—a political analyst with the Institute for Public Accuracy.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/06/2006 at 11:06 AM
  1. Don’t you have more important things to write about than this plastic turkey thing?

    Big-Chief-Stick-Up-Ass, Leftywankeree Tribe

    Posted by Dave S. on 2006 03 06 at 11:21 AM • permalink

  2. Dave S. —

    1.  It’s just the gift that keeps on giving.

    2.  The whole point of the Big Lie technique is to repeat the Big Lie often enough that people simply give up on arguing with it…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 06 at 11:28 AM • permalink

  3. William Rivers Pitt - stuffed.

    Posted by crash on 2006 03 06 at 11:30 AM • permalink

  4. Mr. Pitt is a political analyst for the Institute for Public Accuracy. He spent several years as a high school teacher of English Literature, Writing, Grammar, Journalism and History, and was a Dean.

    ‘Nuff said.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 06 at 11:34 AM • permalink

  5. This is OM, but please,PLEASE! look at Little Green footballs. If what is reported there is true and not a satirr, it is beyond belief. I had the usual trouble choking and nose-blowing coffee over my keyboard, so be warned!

    Posted by Susan Norton on 2006 03 06 at 11:59 AM • permalink

  6. Susan:

    I am having a very hard time getting control over my tear ducts ( manly tears of laughter, mind you). A pancake breakfast. To commemorate Rachel Corrie. Who was flattened like a pancake by an Israeli bulldozer.

    Satire is at an end. The truth leaves satirists with nowhere else to go.

    Posted by paco on 2006 03 06 at 12:20 PM • permalink

  7. Pitt is both a fake and a turkey. The new slogan, fake but turkeyed!.

    Posted by stats on 2006 03 06 at 12:22 PM • permalink

  8. Word is that William Rivers Pitt has also recently secured secret memos from a former CBS producer about Bush’s Texas Air National Guard (TANG) service.

    Posted by perfectsense on 2006 03 06 at 12:48 PM • permalink

  9. I clicked on the link, and the photo is interesting. Pitt seems to be slowly sinking in a river choked with slabs of ice. Possibly he suffers from extremely high fevers brought on by malaria, and this is the only way he can get relief (that, and writing feverish nonsense).

    I don’t mean to be disrepectful to my betters. Undoubtedly, Pitt’s experience as a high school English teacher makes him uniquely qualified to speak with superior insight on political issues, not to mention on fake fake-poultry matters.

    Posted by paco on 2006 03 06 at 12:50 PM • permalink

  10. A century and a quarter from now, this plastic-turkey-fable will still be in heavy circulation amongst fundamentalist leftists.  Doubt it?

    Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 03 06 at 01:06 PM • permalink

  11. Yes indeed
    Here we are

    At Rachel Corrie’s Pancake Breakfast
    Where I spread the margarine
    across the platter near and far
    like some one-man machine.

    I saw a handsome Code Pink lady
    Make her entrance like a queen
    While she was her own ego ideal
    And her old man was a spalpeen.

    As she abused a plastic turkey
    And said, “Why don’t you treat me mean?”
    At Rachel Corrie’s Pancake Breakfast!
    Where I squished the margarine.

    Posted by ForNow on 2006 03 06 at 01:52 PM • permalink

  12. I guess my prediction that satire had nowhere else to go was slightly off; good stuff, ForNow.

    Posted by paco on 2006 03 06 at 02:01 PM • permalink

  13. Thank you, paco. I was becoming depressed that I can no longer muster a fresh response to the plastic turkey myth. Then Rachel entered the mix, so to speak. Still, it was difficult, and self-restraint proved productive. But I can’t believe that the Breakfast isn’t a hoax.

    Posted by ForNow on 2006 03 06 at 02:14 PM • permalink

  14. By the bye, maybe I mispresume all to be familiar with Zappa’s “St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast”

    Posted by ForNow on 2006 03 06 at 02:19 PM • permalink

  15. Man, I am all plastic-turkied out…

    Posted by ushie on 2006 03 06 at 03:09 PM • permalink

  16. The truth of the plastic turkey is out there, you just have to dig. The problem is that W tried to pass off this resin model of the extinct Phororhacos as a plastic turkey. So what we’re really talking about is not a fake turkey, but a fake plastic turkey.

    Posted by paco on 2006 03 06 at 03:45 PM • permalink

  17. OT but what’s with the latest crusading blogad, that’s curiously enough, perched on the left side of Tim’s blog?

    Sheesh! There isn’t even a hint of ‘filthy udder’ in the latest one.

    ”...doctrinal Christendom now on notice"
    Translation: What a brave MENSA to suffer so for his artistic leap onto the DaVinci bandwagon.

    Someone actually chose that blurb as an endorsement.

    I’m beginning to grasp why the post-modern devolutionaries seem to be losing the plot (and culture share, and elections).

    They spend so much time, energy, and re$ource$ trying to convince evil RWDBs (AKA - the masses) to convert to nihilism, that their “meticulously researched” jalopy of a ‘revolution’ just sputters along in a puff of bong smoke.

    ...And the best part is that Grandmaster Rove and Wronright have somehow convinced them to pay for the privilege.

    Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 03 06 at 04:18 PM • permalink

  18. Anyway, do fake plastic turkeys live in fake plastic trees?

    Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 03 06 at 04:28 PM • permalink

  19. Just imagine how many times the plastic turkey lie would’ve been repeated if Tim’s gotcha deterrence wasn’t here.

    Add the free pass of the fake memo’s and Bush would be impeached by now.

    Posted by gubbaboy on 2006 03 06 at 05:00 PM • permalink

  20. By pointing out that public intellectuals don’t check their facts, Blair is clearly trivialising our discourse.

    It seems to me that sometimes Blair wilfully uses his own blog to post things of his own choosing.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 03 06 at 05:16 PM • permalink

  21. OMG! You really are Margo’s maid!

    Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 03 06 at 05:32 PM • permalink

  22. I hear that it is spread about by those in the know that Pitt was dismissed from his Dean job after being caught in his office astride a fake plastic high-school co-ed blow-up. I’m not saying it’s true, but things are not as simple as they seem.

    Posted by stats on 2006 03 06 at 05:59 PM • permalink

  23. BTW, on a completely unrelated note, there is a “Rachel Corrie Memorial Pancake Breakfast” announced here:


    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Posted by Ernst Blofeld on 2006 03 06 at 06:09 PM • permalink

  24. #20 “It seems to me that sometimes Blair wilfully uses his own blog to post things of his own choosing.” YOU’RE KIDDING ME MAMA! He does that on his own blog, sometimes? Gee, he should at least have Low
    e(n)st-ein or Frisky Fistie, or Vonnegutsie pick the topics once in a while. Listening Blair?

    Posted by stats on 2006 03 06 at 06:11 PM • permalink

  25. My weekly O/T critique finds a tenuous home in this thread.
    Watching Media Watch
    Story 1: Country newspaper front page advertorials.
    Reasonable story, but missed the boat.  Sinning newspaper had already confessed & changed ways
    Story 2: Channel 7 sponsoring attacks on whaling boats
    Excellent story - revealed something we didn’t know and appalling behaviour by mainstream media
    Story 3: Macdonald’s and children’s television
    Good initial point, but stupid, conspiratorial conclusion against a traditional Media Watch enemy
    Story 4: Non disclosure of contributors’ connections to the story
    Fair enough but one wonders about the examples they chose to run
    Story 5:  Fred Nile & leak sources
    A “so what?” story
    Media Watch journos protecting journo mates.  If there’s one constant weakness through years of Media Watch (besides strong left wing bias which MAY be weakening this year), it’s the fact that the Journos Club is protected and defended at all times.

    An average show.  Not as good as last week’s, but still improving over last year etc.

    Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 03 06 at 06:20 PM • permalink

  26. #2 Wasn’t Gobbles the Nazi who invented the concept of the Big Lie?

    Posted by andycanuck on 2006 03 06 at 08:55 PM • permalink

  27. Andycanuck — “Gobbles” was the, er, ‘special’ turkey in the South Park Thanksgiving Episode…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 06 at 10:58 PM • permalink

  28. Tim, there you go again with this plastic turkey thingee.

    You are just setting yourself up for another withering attack from gustov delunie!

    Posted by rinardman on 2006 03 06 at 11:54 PM • permalink

  29. It was a real good genuine fake turkey, as honest and true as fake turkeys can be.
    Can’t say the same for the person holding it.

    Posted by waussie on 2006 03 07 at 01:04 AM • permalink

  30. Well said wozza. W is neither fake nor a turkey.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 03 07 at 01:34 AM • permalink

  31. Oh Gusty, Gusty, would someone please let Gusty out of the cage?

    Can’t we have some real troll action around here?

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 03 07 at 01:42 AM • permalink

  32. This needs to be addressed in poetry:

    Isn’t All Army Chow?

    Unannounced guest here.
    Turkey on the menu.
    Hmm, looks like plastic.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 07 at 09:07 AM • permalink

  33. texas bob:
    Why, that’s just beautiful.
    is it haiku?

    Posted by daddy dave on 2006 03 07 at 02:58 PM • permalink

  34. What to wear at the breakfast.

    Posted by Mike H. on 2006 03 07 at 03:41 PM • permalink

  35. Yes, Daddy Dave, it is.  Thanks for noticing.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 08 at 03:15 AM • permalink

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