From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 01 2009 - 13:20:36 PDT
This IS pornography -----------Fox style.
We know that the erotic impulse is enhanced by complication: that seductive dress
is more erotic than nudity, that fetish is enhanced eroticism, that romantic
distance is an erotic hypostasis.
The Fox audience is carefully distanced from their erotic object of
desire/disgust by the mediating devices that the distorted focus of their
reporters provides. (Notice, incidentally, the barely concealed sensuality of the
reporter and the Florida congressman.)
This is LOVE to HATE; a kind of erotic distance that is not frequently sustained
among those of us on Frameworks.
That this "coverage" is dangerous is not enough to say; it is charged by an
unstoppable and continually renewed erotic impulse, and can only be thwarted by
bringing the deprived to the brink of fulfilled sexual gratification: those
deprived who are so rewardingly inhibited by religious abstention, unyielding
mates, or fetishistic excess (a la J Edgar Hoover).
How do we know this? From the lessons of the 1960s "Love Generation".
On Sat 08/01/09 2:39 PM , Fred Camper email suppressed sent:
> Quoting Scott Stark BEAM.NET>:
> > http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/25551964/perverts-put-o
> I looked at this clip, and it is full of distortions and lies, to the
> point that it made me sick to think of Americans lapping up this
> nonsense and then voting accordingly. Falsehoods should be no
> surprised coming from the lying liars at Fox News, but why post a url
> linking to Fox News (and thus giving them a few more hits) without
> Singling out a couple of San Francisco based erotic art events whose
> organizations got some NEA money, they try to tar the whole stimulus
> package with them. Among many other problems, they single out one
> film, "Thundercrack," that the SF Cinemtheque is showing, as if,
> somehow, the $25,000 grant went to that film.
> I don't even have cable, and don't watch Fox, but I assume that they
> didn't blame the millions of dollars in bribes paid to that good
> conservative Republican, Randy Cunningham, now in prison, on the whole
> military industrial complex. Yet they somehow try to tar the entire
> $50 million extra to the NEA (which, contrary to the statement they
> make, is a minuscule portion of the stimulus total) with
> "Thundercrack." And according to Fox, Biden is somehow doing a
> poor job by not watching every last $25,000 in stimulus dollars.
> This is classic demagoguery, constructed solely to make fake points
> rather than to present anything resembling the truth. It reminds me of
> the way Pat Robertson's TV show used to illustrate stories on gays
> (who he habitually referred to as "sodomites") with the most
> way-out "performers" at pride parades. It reminds me of the way the
> right-wing "conservative" and "Christian" American Family
> Association acted as, in effect, pornographers, when they published a
> with small excerpts of explicit sexual imagery from
> not-all-that-sexual art works by David Wojnarowicz, who then sued them
> for copyright violation, and won.
> Some of Fox News's distortions and lies have more had deadly
> consequences. Would Bush II even have been elected in 2000 without
> them? Would we have started a war by invading Iraq? How do these liars
> sleep nights?
> I think if you're going to post a url so something toxic, and arguably
> evil, you should at least give a description of it and state your
> opinion of it too.
> Fred Camper
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