there’s a word for this

Few people watch Current TV so perhaps Christof Putzel, correspondent of that channel’s Vanguard show, thought he could broadcast a whopper on The 99 Percent episode about the Occupy Wall Street protests without being called on it. And Putzel’s grand fib (as one would politely label it) was his claim that “much of the mainstream media mocked and dismissed the Occupy Wall Street movement.” Later in the show, Putzel doubled down on his whopper and flat out declared with no qualifiers that “The mainstream media paints an unflattering portrait of the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

And what samples does Putzel cite for this supposed disrespect for OWS? Since he can’t find any from the alphabet networks of NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS which have broadcast overwhelmingly glowing reviews of OWS, he was forced to show only clips from FOX News


  1. jim
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 8:31 am |

    Good, it’s official! The only mainstream news source is Fox News Channel. This means that even Current recognizes that you can’t be mainstream with the pitiful readership and ratings that NYT, LA Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, and MSNBC watch slipping away every week.

  2. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:02 am |

    The first documented incidence of Facts forcing action on a Prog.

  3. Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:37 am |

    Yep, he’s right.

    No one watches NBC, CBS, ABC, or PBS. So they ain’t MSM.

  4. snap-e-tom
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 10:20 am |

    PutzelKind hard to say and not spray.

  5. SteveHGraham
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm |

    You made that name up, right?

  6. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm |

    ^ Couldn’t have if I tried.

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm |

    Cut the guy some slack. How would you behave if people called you ‘putz’ all your life?

  8. mech
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm |

    I had an instructor in high school who added an extra ‘o’ to his last name for the sake of his own kids who were entering school.

    Who knew Mr. Cocke was even married?

    Oh and is that a real channel or out of somebody’s basement?

  9. Fred Z
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm |

    Jeez, the name thing is even worse than the comments make out.

    ‘Putzel’ is German for ‘little putz’.

  10. mojo
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm |

    His schwanzstücker must be tiny…