The Terrorist Vote

Friday, October 24, 2008

Transcript

Is Al-Qaeda's supposed endorsement of John McCain for president real, fake, reverse psychology, or reverse-reverse-reverse psychology? Melissa Joyner-Sykes, associate director for Central Asia policy analysis coordination at the Institute for Asymmetrical Warfare and Global Confrontation Metrics is not a real person. She joins Bob to discuss the implications of the endorsement.

Comments [14]

Michael James Hill from Milwaukee, WI

Before the disclaimer my wife and I were checking the calender. No, it wasn't the first of April. This was hilarious. With the country in a tailspin and the presidential campaign getting nastier, it certainly was time for a little comic relief. To bad some of your right wing listeners did not catch that this was a send up of Al-Qaeda's foolishness. Way to stick it to our enemies!

Bob never disappoints. (He is annoying sometimes. But who isn't?)

Oct. 27 2008 10:55 PM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

I thought it was fun and quite appropriate! Where is Richard Clark when we need him?

Oct. 27 2008 08:33 PM
Debbie from San Francisco

The entire piece was lame. Should have quit when it was just a dumb idea.

Stick with the real reporting and analysis you are so good at and leave the comedy to the Daily Show.

Oct. 27 2008 02:45 AM
N

leave this type of reporting to the onion

Oct. 26 2008 09:37 PM
Adena

This struck a chord immediately as "Melissa Joyner-Sykes" responded to the first question. She seemed to be reading from a script, just like the little girl chided in the later Onion piece.

Oct. 26 2008 09:31 PM
IAZ

Phenomenal. I just wish that they had not given the disclaimer and pulled a War of the Worlds.

Oct. 26 2008 03:44 PM
lvrodeo from las vegas

well its faIRLYOBVIOUS WITH ALLL THE MONEY OBAMA IS SPREADING AROND THAT THE STATIONS AND NEWSPAPER WOULD BE ON HIS SIDE FOR THE MONEY AND THEN HE SAYS HE WILL FIX THE ECONOMY BUT WHERE IS HE GOING TO STEAL THE MONEY FROM(BIG BUSINESSES?) THE MAINSTAY OF YOUR ECONOMY

Oct. 26 2008 03:07 PM
Laurent from NYC

1) OTM is one of the best shows on public radio.
2) It is _not_ "The Daily Show", and it should stop trying.

Weak.

Oct. 26 2008 10:40 AM
J. Grant Esler from Rochester, NY

This is only the second time I've come to the web to get a replay of an NPR piece. It was worth the effort. My only question, "Where does the Wizard of Oz come down on this story?"

Oct. 26 2008 07:14 AM
MichaelG from South Orange, NJ

Before hearing the disclaimer at the end, I'd already applied Duct Tape to my head to keep it from exploding. Boy, is it going to hurt to remove!
P.S. Sometimes a quote from The Princess Bride IS just what is needed.

Oct. 25 2008 09:29 PM
Matt from Arlington, Virginia

Three minutes devoted to a fake person commenting on a web story just to make a princess bride comparison.

When the media has asserted itself through its traditional watchdog role as the fourth branch of government.
Is attempting to check and balance the executive branch through biased media coverage via the continued maintenance of a narrative.
And enhancing the Obama campaign by performing a basketball style block out of the McCain campaign.

Members of the media have decided who they want to win this election and OTM is taken aback when Republican's don't yell back after being pushed down the hill "As you wish"

There are way to many media stories out there to devote this much time to fake interviews, however popular fake news is on comedy central.

Oct. 25 2008 01:55 PM
superf88

Ah, right, Joe the Terrorist. Related to that newly famous Pittsburgh political operative, Joe the Mugger!

Oct. 25 2008 08:51 AM
Kimberly Decker from Burlingame, CA

Hardee. Har. Har.

Oct. 25 2008 03:48 AM
that one from wilkes

ok...i just listened to this...and...wtf!

Oct. 24 2008 08:20 PM

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