02.24.14

America’s Favorite Racist: Something wrong with mouth

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Psychopath & Sociopath, Ted Nugent at 7:59 pm by George Smith


Please proceed, Ted.

Either it’s a camera distortion or there’s something wrong with Ted Nugent’s mouth. One corner, his right, doesn’t work quite as it should.

Nugent starts coming apart at around six minutes, losing it when CNN’s Erin Burnett runs a tape in which he elliptically calls the President a chimpanzee.

“I have not a racist bone in my body … I’m a black guitar player from Detroit, get over it!” he rants.

“I never called the president a chimpanzee!”

Changes subject to “Benghazi!”

It gets worse here.

Credit a host who put someone, now nearly hysterical and visibly mentally ill, on the spot for about 13 minutes. The slurs come out of him too quickly now, he can’t stop himself.

CNN finally realizes it’s hosting a psychopath.

4 Comments

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    February 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hard to know where to start. A complete looney would be frothing at the mouth and would clearly appear to be out of his mind.

    But this man is a rational lunatic – someone who can sound just sane enough to mislead a following larger than a fringe.

    This is a man who clearly has a lot in common with the national socialists – someone who can sound socialist or fascist simultaneously. This kind of demagogue can selectively throw out whatever the intended audience wants to hear and does so in such a manner that the audience can choose the parts they want to hear and conveniently ignore the rest.

    The host(ess) did herself no favours either, because she was clearly not objective and the questions were leading. I have to confess not having seen 9 seconds of CNN for the last 5+ years, so what seems normal to today’s viewer seems a bit bizarre to me.

    However, these organisations provide a soapbox for people like Ted Sr, and either can be considered as a ‘public service’ or could even be tacit support, while appearing to be in opposition. Limited hangout might be the operative expression here.

    Regarding the mouth, he could have had a partial stroke which could account for reduced mental capacity, or, he tried botox on the left side of his face and decided he didn’t like the result.

    Either way, it’s a fascinating interview because three or four things he said sort of made sense, in between the obfuscations that is. Imagine what the people with no critical thinking skills got out of that little clip.

  2. George Smith said,

    February 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

    You might have hit on it with the letter. I’m betting botox treatment or minor cosmetic surgery to take some of the aging lines out of his face.

    He got tangled up in the classic bit there with the “chimpanzee” interlude, the thing where you’re answering a question like, “So when did you stop beating your wife?”

    She shows a clip of him calling the president a chimpanzee and Hillary something else and then…

    A while ago Ted lit upon the strategy, one used by Mitt Romney, that if you pile up the problematic statements high enough, the media finds it too challenging to list them all. With Romney it was lying about everything. With Ted, it’s race-baiting and slurs. There’s a real reluctance in reporters, editors, and producers to get really deep into the record of what he’s said because it just goes on and on. And there’s a certain element in the American audience that, no matter the truth, just becomes very upset with the mentioning of it because it is so awful. Having met few people like that in their lives they can’t believe anyone else would be so.

  3. Anon said,

    February 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Although the video isn’t working for me right now, I also vote for a stroke. The guy seems to have a default setting of “infuriated” most times, is ~65 years old, and apparently eats a lot of meat. I’d be surprised if he *didn’t* pop a blood vessel in his head.

    Yeah, there are people who are critical of Nugent’s nasty statements. His admirers don’t care that those statements are insulting to other Americans and see criticisms of Nugent as “proof” that he is correct somehow about an “uncomfortable truth” about life. He says aloud what they *want* to say or *do* say in their own circles, so the statements *must* be correct.

    Nugent is laughing all the way to the bank, by the way. I imagine that what he’s doing now is a lot easier than concert tours or leading hunting parties through the woods.

  4. George Smith said,

    February 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Your last graf is so OTM. Being on national tv and in all the newspapers beats playing to power drunks on the casino and fairgrounds circuit. Particularly since he makes a big deal of being teetotal. His rock audience, what’s left of it, does not share his view on temperance. Carrie Nation with a foul mouth.