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Note: This person has also posted under more than one name including "Watchdog" and "Dr. Laura". Same IP number.

Is this for real? Or did you make that up? Are they really starting a letter writing campaign at SPON?

Or are you guys now as bad as SPON by creating your own little fantasy world and inventing stories?

Can you post a link to the SPON site to confirm this story?

Note from David: Watchdog, we have registered you for next semesters "Sarcasm 101" at the "Me Dumb" State University. I'm sure you're doing fine.

I can't find this on the SPON web site. Where is it?

Note from David: Tina, here it is.

Herrlich, David!

@watchdog, Tina and anonymous: sink about it! :-)

Jemand mit klarem Verstand:

"Denn Interessenvertretung ist in demokratischen Staaten legitim und noch lange keine Verschwörung. Auch die Art und Weise, in der einige Zeitungen über die geheimnisvollen «Think Tanks» orakelten, in denen die Kriegspläne der USA ausgeheckt worden seien, ist drastisch übertrieben: Als ob es hierzulande keine Institute und Stiftungen gebe, welche die Regierung mit Expertisen und Ratschlägen versorgten. ..."

von Tobias Jaecker

Davids Medienkritik erfindet jetzt selbst die Geschichten, die sie dann kritisieren?


Weiter so!!

this is a blog idiots... not a news site. i knew he was joking right at the start.

And Hello To "Shame on David".
You wrote:
"David: Right on! Those suckers who read our blog won't notice it's a fake story."

Only you and people with your mindset. :-) Go on with your life and smile.

yeah, I have to say I understand some of the negative comments above. I will continue to read this blog, but if continues like this, it is a bit much..

@Shame on
again: smile. What does it matter to you if David's Medienkritik is dead or not. Isn't he sooo unimportant???

BTW: This blog will never die because David has a sense of humour.

Common guys, get a grip! If no more fun is allowed on this blog, where are we going to anyway? But like Tucholsky once said: "Wenn einer in Deutschland einen guten politischen Witz macht, sitzt die halbe Nation erbost auf dem Sofa und nimmt übel!"

This was so obviously a satire that most comments above are not called for.

In deutschen Medien wird - wenn es ums Thema "Bush" geht - so viel gefälscht und verdreht, da dürfen David und Ray ja wohl mal eine für jeden ersichtliche Fake-Story bringen. Wollen wir mal nicht päpstlicher sein als der Papst... Ich jedenfalls hab mich köstlich amüsiert. Weiter so, Jungs!
P.S.: Wenn sich diese Einmisch-Aktion des "Guardian" nicht als klassisches Eigentor erwiesen hätte, wären die Spon-Editoren unter Garantie auf den fahrenden Zug aufgesprungen!

@ david,ray and erik

thanks for this funny story but SPON is doing better since last 15 month with everyday bushbashing.

i've try to follow the "guardians" way of bushbashing,no way,they have no more e-mail adresses from voters in swinger states.

i guess its very positiv to know that.

these kinds of "actions" finally returns agains the democrats in the same way as madame heintzsuckskerry talks about laura bush.

4 more years is the right answer !!!!!

@ to the stupid readers of medienkritik

goooooodddd morning !!! coffeee ???? tea ????
hot chocolate ????? or just a kick in your a.. ?

it was a joke meine lieben gartenzwerge!!!!

just a joke !!!

you know what it means? a joke !!!!

ja genau ein witz,ein witziger beitrag,versteht ihr?do you understand ??

A JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheesh....a raid by the humor impaired this morning, or what? Get a grip, volks. It's a joke

"I guess this is the end of Davids Medienkritik.

It used to be an interesting site about the German media.

Now it's been hijacked by idiots."

oooouuuuuhhhhhhh god damned !!!!
This was a statement of a hijacker.


(behind the hand) pstttttpstttt...there are some elements in here who can't make a difference....ehem...i mean...yeah how to tell ya....totally stupid.hmmmm...time to go back to mission control and see what SPON EDITOR and SPON UNDERLING are doing.copy that ???

The Spoof was quite funny.

God I see the loonies at the Democratic Underground and Sorros' running lackies at moveon.org have found this blog. Expect to see more of their foolishnes and drive bys. They hope by raising the noise to signal ratio they can drowned out discourse.

The man said if you can't take a fuke, Jock you. I think or something like that.

Imagine a letter writing campaign from Montana trying to swing an election in the UK in favor of Howard, or against the NDP. Imagine the outrage.
Just imagine that for a moment - THEN criticise the point that Medienkritik is trying to make.

The thing about what the Guardian has done is that it hasn't registered at all in the media here, except as a minor sideling - a tale of clumsy ineffective manipulation. Voters will probably just treat the letters and e-mails as more of the political mailings and political spam that they receive. The eager beavers joining in on the letter writing campaign are forgetting just how astute americans are. They know well enough to ignore uninformed influence from the outside, from people who really have NO STAKE in the election other than playing out their own naive political emotionalism and unquestioning received wisdom.
There are nearly 300 million Americans, and the europeans think we're little more than a handful of foolish, toothless, interchangable idiots - all of us the same.
While their dwelling on matters across the ocean, their averting their eyes from the social and moral disaster that European leftism has become.

When you ask them what they want you can actually see the goalposts moving. At it's heart is the desire to see 300 million people fail so that they can look good. Was the invective we had to hear from them 20 years ago anti-bush-ism?
On the other hand, Americans generally believe that a happy and successful european population is good for the world. We actually still look up to them. So tell me, who are the 'compassionate and thoughtful' souls?

Wow, seems like we have one angry critic in here with no sense of humor using several names. I guess my Soros articles must have really pissed him off and he is trying to rip us now.

Yeah, this is comedy ladies and gentleman, it isn't really real, NEWSFLASH: DR. Evil and Mini-Me don't really work for SPON! I'm sorry if that disappoints some of you. I thought every 2 year old would get that. Is there a law against comedy during the election season? I must have missed something. I guess if that wasn't clear you probably need to go buy yourself a sense of humor, because that is really the only thing that is dead here.

God I see the loonies at the Democratic Underground and Sorros' running lackies at moveon.org have found this blog. Expect to see more of their foolishnes and drive bys. They hope by raising the noise to signal ratio they can drowned out discourse.

Yep. I think you hit the nail on the head. This is a blog. We are also allowed to run comic fiction. If you are really so dumb that you think this is some sinister attempt to fool our visitors you really need to get off the crackpipe.

@ Wolfgang:

OK, wir geben alles zu: Dr. Evil und Mini-Me arbeiten tatsächlich nicht bei SPON. Sie haben uns wohl entarnt, Wolfgang. (Verdammt), wir sind einfach nicht schlau genug, um solche smarten Intellektuellen wie Sie zu täuschen.

The really stupid thing about the mail campaign is I don't know anyone (extreme right or left) who would not be pissed off having someone outside the US trying to tell them how to vote. No matter the American voter is presented in the European media, they LIVE here. They know whats going on in this election (even if they have widely different opinions of what it means). To have some well-meaning (thats the nicest thing you can call it) Brit trying to influence our vote is, well really insulting not matter what your party. One thing we ALL agree on this side of the pond is that we are glad we kicked the Brits out. Having the Germans do it (love them as much as I do) is even worse. (and yes, I did get a good laugh our of the Dr Evil parody).

Our election = our problem. It may have ramifications for the Europeans, but if you want to have an influence on the election, become a US citizen and vote. Otherwise, with all due respect, bugger off.


Since we are talking satire here, I post what I just found at a funny site. Enjoy!

Letter From Texas

The Future of Texas

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union (please refer to the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848).
We Texans love y'all, but we'll have to take action if Kerry wins president over Bush. We'll miss you too.
Texas has given all those complainers plenty of time to get used to the results. After seeing the whiners along the campaign route, the folks from Texas are considering taking matters into our their hands.
Here is our solution:

#1: Let John Kerry become President of the United States. (all 49 states.)
#2: George W. Bush becomes the President of the Republic of Texas.
So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?
1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. (we will control the space industry.)
2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.
3. Defense Industry. (we have over 65% of it) The term "Don't mess with Texas," will take on a whole new meaning.
4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. Yankee states? Sorry about that.
5. Natural Gas - Again we have all we need and it's too bad about those northern states. John Kerry will figure a way to keep them warm....
6. Computer Industry - we currently lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications: Small places like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Semiconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Delphi, Nortel, Alcatel, Etc, Etc. The list goes on and on.
7. Health Centers - We have the largest research centers for Cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world and other large health planning centers.
8. We have enough colleges to keep us going: UT., Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT, Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better in the south anyway
9. We have a ready supply of workers. (just open the border when we need some more).
10. We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.
11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. We don't have an army but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an army in 24 hours if we need it. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over a couple Texas Rangers.
12. We are totally self sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables and lets not forget seafood from the gulf. And everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.
This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Kerry:

Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Kerry will be able to drive around in his 9 mile per gallon SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.
You won't have any TV as the space center in Houston will cut off your communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes but since Mr. Kerry has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas.

Signed, The People in Texas

"Sie haben uns wohl entarnt, Wolfgang. (Verdammt), wir sind einfach nicht schlau genug, um solche smarten Intellektuellen wie Sie zu täuschen."

....verdammt nochmal ray,ich hab dir doch schon tausendmal gesagt du sollst dir wegen der fingerabdruecke beim schreiben handschuhe anziehen.

..pssttt der SPON geht jetzt allen ehemaligen praesidenten an den hals mit dem titel

"Präsidentengalerie: Die dreistesten Lügen des Weißen Hauses" http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/0,5538,2184,00.html

da bekommen alle ihr fett weg ausser kamerad kerry,aber der kann sich ja mit seinen orden troesten

@Pat and the people of Texas:
Sounds good to me, how is the real estate market down there, I'd like to move to Texas!!
I'll bring my rifles too!

SPIEGEL-ONLINE is so happy. Now, they have broken the language-barrier to bring all the antiamericanism articles to the whole world:

Allow us to Introduce Ourselves

With the launch of SPIEGEL INTERNATIONAL, SPIEGEL ONLINE brings you the best of Europe's leading newsmagazine and its award-winning Web site. We encourage you to read, comment and share your thoughts.


Shame on you David!

For a minute, you had me believing that SPON was cluelessly re-creating the Guardian effort. I thought that would be the punchline of your joke, see.

I am bitterly disappointed that they are not. I'll just have to go back to mocking the Guardian.

Es ist schon bemerkenswert, daß wenn man schon so weit unten ist, das Niveau immer noch endlos nach unten rutschen kann...*smile*

Glücklicherweise kann man jetzt den Spiegel auch auf englisch lesen, so das die z. T. *****-Übersetzungen eher weniger notwendig werden, die Leute können ja jetzt selbst lesen.

Sachlich gibt es offensichtlich ja mittlerweile wenig zu kritisieren :) ...Der Gotteskrieger mit dem Einflüsterer hält Wahlkampf ab und der Ketchupfabrikant hält dagegen....Die Welt wird scharf beobachten, ob die Vernunft der Wähler ihr Niedergelegtes Haupt erhebt. Doch mit der Unterstützung der Ayatollas wird dem erleuchteten Ex-Alkoholiker ja die Wahl gelingen...

Grüße an alle simple-minded-Trolls

Notiz von David: Mathesar, ich lasse Ihren Kommentar aus Mitleid jetzt mal so stehen, weil Sie sich - in Englisch wie in Deutsch - mit dem Formulieren erkennbar schwer tun. Aber bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, daß ich Beleidigungen nicht durch gehen lasse.
Sie haben uns doch so lange nicht mehr mit Ihren Kommentaren beehrt - mußten Sie da heute unbedingt eine Ausnahme machen?

very very funny,

have to post real-copies of the campaign-text in the appropriate neighbourhoods of berlin.
sorry for my dump german mitbürger.
humour goes with intellect... and as you well know: one of the finest kinds of humour, the jewish one, is not very well understood here (for to put it in polite words)


Poor American Friends.

Now they have to suffer even more. Isn´t it not enough, that you have to see all that stupid print and TV ads 24h a day. Nope....

Now even the stupid Brits try to teach you.


Hehe i like the evil-minime spon stories. should be come a weekly column on this blog.

As much as I dislike the stalinist candidate of the Boot-on-your-neck party ( Kerry ), the supporters of the Fascist candidate of the Boot-on-your-neck party ( Bush ) are even dumber.

Ghod help us poor sots living in North America ... whoever wins, we all lose.

Nice parody, BTW.

Obviously, the work done by this blog has really pissed off the Anyone But Bush zombies.

The lame-ass, phony "duh, is this real?" comments highlight their most cherished propaganda line - all who disagree with them are subhumanly stupid morons.

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