Readers take on CNN's Dana Loesch hire and all those drugs at Camp Zoe

DAILY RFT, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
THE QUEEN OF ALL MEDIA
The people have spoken: Congrats, Dana ["CNN Adds Dana Loesch in Effort to Become More Political, Save Ratings," Chad Garrison]! CNN needs someone on their roster that can give a dose of reality. Their ratings have toppled because just about everyone on their roster is in the left-wing world of denial. They still don't get that, in November 2010, the people spoke loud and clear about stopping the crazy train that started its ride in 2008.
Joe, via the Internet

Lightning Rod Loesch: When someone has the "you-either-love-her-or-you-hate-her" factor, it's an automatic ratings boost. Dana has that. She is good-looking, scrappy and "plucky" but definitely not a member of the Mensa society. That makes for good media. I am amused by her meteoric rise to whateverness.

My only question is, how in the heck does she find time to do the whole homeschooling mommy thing anymore? My prediction is it won't be long before Dana's kids are enrolled in "real" school. And what about Chris' studio/real estate/rehab venture?

Say what you want about Chez Loesch...they're one of the most interesting couples St. Louis has ever seen. You don't have to agree with them.
I'm Just Sayin', via the Internet

Who are these people?: I'd sure like to know who all these people are supposedly watching either FOX or MSNBC.

I don't watch either because they're both full of crap and misinformation. And now CNN picking up someone who just two years ago was nothing more than a blogger, and has no political experience at all, to give us our news — well, it shows how misinformation and unreality drives these programming decisions.
Megarock Radio, via the Internet

FEATURE, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
CAMPING TRIP
The Missourah factor: I have a few things to say about this ["Shakedown," Keegan Hamilton]. First of all, I have seen the Schwag perform and they are incredibly talented musicians, worthy of playing the songs of one of my favorite bands, the Grateful Dead.

Secondly, the seizure of property, even if the owner has not been convicted of a crime, is a terrifying and totally unconstitutional violation of Tebeau's rights. Don't think it could happen to you? When one person's rights are violated, all of ours are.

That being said, let's be honest here. Of course Tebeau knew illegal drugs were being used at his Camp Zoe. If he didn't, he's a complete and total idiot. Is that a crime? I really don't think so. When I attended a Schwag event, there were tons of drugs being sold right out in the open. Everyone knew exactly what was going on.

I think it was a really bad idea to buy a camp out in the middle of Central Missouri. Did he really not think that Barney Fife would not try to clamp down on a band that plays Grateful Dead songs? From the arrest records, it seems the Missouri Highway Patrol was on to something, weren't they? Remember Missouri is really two states: Missourah and Missouree. The two tend to not mix very well.

My advice, if Tebeau manages to save Camp Zoe, is to sell and find somewhere else, like Sauget, to have a camp to play. They might want to watch out for the pollution, but I think it could work.
Chris, via the Internet

ERRATA
In last week's feature story, "The Winners' Tale," by Melissa Meinzer, we erroneously described St. Louis Shakespeare's success at the Kevin Kline Awards. Though the troupe has been nominated for several awards, it has never won. Additionally, in Jessica Baran's review of Brookhart Jonquil's exhibition Physical Spectrum at Los Caminos, we stated that it was the artist's first solo show. In fact, it is Jonquil's first St. Louis show.

 
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AmericanIcon
AmericanIcon

CNN used to be somebody. Now they seemingly just want to be Fox-Lite. The hiring of Dana Loesch just accelerates their plunge into journalistic insignificance.

Dumbfounded
Dumbfounded

Going to college and graduating from college are two different things. Maybe if someone had stayed and completed the required course work and received a degree they would have a little more credibility with viewers and listners. To blame things on ones college experience as a total reason to lean far "right" is a lack of understanding. People with no background in political arenas are just looking to cause rumblings for personnel gain and they stir the pot for those just looking to spread hatred and misinformation.

Stelci
Stelci

You can either deal with reality now while it may be fixable, or the grim reality will strike and liberals will be looking for someone to blame, only it won't matter.

Crestland
Crestland

Joe is the one who doesn't get it if he believes the crazy train ride started in 2008. In all honesty, that train picked up a lot of speed during the Republican Regime. It would be nice if one party had all the answers and the other party creates all the problems but only those who think on a second grade level buy that.

keith
keith

"two years ago was nothing more than a blogger, and has no political experience at all, to give us our news"-really? what political experience does katie couric have? what we need, which she provides, is an everyday person to give us our news and views...you complain about the misinformation being pumped to us, clearly by the media elite, and then you slam her for being the person next door giving us the news.......make up your mind or just admit that you are a left wing nut who hates anyone who gives you a right wing/mainstream perspective

Mikey
Mikey

Dana sold out for the money, she was as liberal as they come but couldnt make any money at it, make room for the right wing political rehtoric, now Dana is a star. The kids dont need home schooling, just follow mommie example, do whatever it takes to make a buck. Is the left any better,hell no, both sides have adopted a position of saying whatever they think their supporters want to hear, whether or not their statements or actions have any basis in truth. We have become mice and the political mouth pieces the pied pipers. People should wake up and demand that practical solutions be entertained rather than fear mongering

Edwill
Edwill

Squibcakes540i must be the spokesperson for Liberal civility in political discourse. And he couldn't miss a chance to slur Sarah in his post. Heaven help us if we hear a differing view on CNN or depart from political correctness. The fact is, Joe and Squibby, that the majority of Missourians are not members of Mensa nor do they subscribe the the Liberal view of reality. Watch as We the People take back our country. God bless our military men and women and God Save America!

LoopDriver
LoopDriver

Schedule away, Squibcakes. You're so clueless we couldn't possibly miss you! Enjoy life down under ...

Squibcakes540i
Squibcakes540i

If Dana Loesch is a "dose of reality for left wingers living in denial", then it is time for me to up the schedule on my departure to Australia. You conservative A--holes invented the world of denial and as a result of one failed conservative administration policy after another (ie. Regan and W.), we are now in a place where the mess has to be cleaned up and as usual, the almost defunct middle class and the poor, will take it on the chin and sink further into oblivion. Tell you what, you greedy and mentally ill dip s--its can take your Dana and Chris Loeschs and join Sarah Palin in Alaska for a round of glacier melting denial filled town hall meetings and maybe a hanging or two... then form your own "government" where Jesus is your dictator and guns are your tool of choice for dishing out "justice" to each other. Just remember to do all of us civilized and educated folks a favor and get your whole head in front of the gun or make sure you have really good "health" insurance because your self inflicted gun shot wound my not be covered as it is a pre-existing condition!

Hank
Hank

LMAO--oh, so now Dana is superior to Katie Couric? Regardless of what you think of Miss Couric, she actually HAS a degree in Journalism and DECADES of experience as a journalist...which brings me to this: you're not even comparing apples to apples...Loesch is (at best) a commentator...and at worst a comic (who isn't funny).

Ann Coulter's vagina
Ann Coulter's vagina

no answers from Dame Loesch--just a lot of hot air...in the true tradition of right-wing pundits--DEMONIZE everyone else and fan the flames of division with social issue wars.

hank
hank

take back our country...take it back FROM whom or take it back TO what???

keith
keith

"conservative a-holes?"...........real classy....no wonder people you support and vote for are like the dems in wisconsin you think its acceptable to run away to illinois to avoid doing their constitutional responsibility to their state......and no one is denying that the glaciers are melting, we just don't believe it is because of what man has done, thus we shouldn't base our economic policy around it.....nice try....congrats dana, keep speaking the truth, because people like Squib here needs it.

hank
hank

Keith--try though we might, we libs could never have the "class" of you Republicans...what with your mis-spelled protest signs about Kenyans and slavery and monkeys...oh, and the references to fried chicken and watermelon (printed on "Welfare Dollars" made up by a Republican Rep prior to the '08 election) or Newt's comparisons of Obama to Hitler....and let's not forget about Caribou Barbie--the classiest broad in the Wasilla trailer park...what with her "death panels" and her "re-load" comments complete with cross-hairs.

K-L-A-S-S-Y allllllll the way.

 
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