Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Male Pundifery Gone Wild

Check out this YouTube video by Shut the Freud Up Productions. Warning: It's long (9 minutes). The bulk of it is male pundits spewing chunks, with meta commentary from Edward R. Murrow superimposed, and scary Carl Orff's Carmina Burana music creshendoing in the background. Keith Oberman gets lumped in with the other nuts, which I think is slightly unfair, but hey. My favorite part is around minute 6, when it turns into an montage to the beat of Alanis Morrisette [correction: Meredith Brooks!] belting "I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a sinner, I'm a mother." Check out these lyrics--pretty a propos:

Yesterday I cried
Must have been to see the softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I’m a bitch I’m a lover
I’m a child I’m a mother
I’m a sinner I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell I’m your dream
I’m nothin’ in between
You know, you wouldn’t want it any other way


evil_fizz said...

It's actually Meredith Brooks doing the belting out.

Although Alanis is awesome, this one's not her.

PunditMom said...

Thanks for finding this. It sums it up the ugliness so well.

Deborah Siegel said...

Oh my gosh--thank you evil fizz for the correction! I will make the change :)

I'm with ya, punditmom.

GeekLove08 said...

Thank you for taking the time to create a blog post on the video "Mad as Hell/Bitch".

The video was created by two grassroots supporters who met online, IndyRobin and GeekLove08. It took 4 weeks to create the video as we were collaborating via e-mail and we had a lot of material to work with. We believe that the message of mysoginism, as well as the character assassination of Hillary Clinton, by the media is an important one.

We are "mad as hell" that television has become what Edward R. Murrow had warned about in 1958 when he said "This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box."

Thanks to people like you, the video has gone "viral" spreading through the internet, and perhaps inspiring people to speak out against the media.

If you and/or your readers have the opportunity, we would appreciate it very much if you could go to the original video post on YouTube and RATE the video, post a COMMENT on the video, and FAVORITE the video. These actions will help the video earn YouTube "honors" which may help further promote the video online. (You can get to the YouTube site for the video by double clicking the video on your blog.)

Thanks again for your post.


Deborah Siegel said...

Thanks geeklove08--and keep on doing what you're doing!!! It's exciting to hear the backstory, and I hope people go and comment on YouTube too!