“The State’s Most Trusted News” is doing a good job at maintaining its sterling reputation of incompetence. Yesterday afternoon, NewsOK.com issued the following faux-apology tweet about some clickbait they posted on the website:
Yes, a website with so many trolls that it makes the YouTube comment section look like a civilized utopia had to remove a poll about a football game because it dealt with a sensitive subject. Uhm, how’s that even possible? Did they ask if OU fans have recovered from last year’s abortion of a Red River Rivalry? That would piss some people off. Did they ask OU fans to choose if they would let their kids be disciplined by Adrian Peterson if it guaranteed an OU blowout victory over Texas? That would be insensitive. It would also be interesting. I bet a majority would choose a “whoopin.” Wounds heal with time. OU – Texas scores do not.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the insensitive poll. Although NewsOK has removed it and the accompanying “Digital Desk” article from their site, we have acquired some screenshots va the Ogle Mole Network:
Yesterday, we conveniently pointed out that Dean Blevins’ big scoop on OU transfer QB Baker Mayfield was actually not a scoop at all and just some really bad reporting.
Dean reported that the Texas Tech transfer won an appeal to the NCAA and would be eligible to play for the Sooners immediately, as opposed to sitting out one season like most NCAA transfers. This ended up being false. As reported by other outlets, Mayfield was denied immediate eligibility to play this season, but was granted a scholarship or something like that.
At the end of my post, I questioned whether Dean would acknowledge his error:
I don’t have a problem with Dean Blevins screwing something up. This is Dean Blevins. We’re used to it. Part of the fun of listening to him is guessing which of his reports are true and which are totally fabricated. Plus, there’s always the chance he can urinate live on the air.
What irritates me is that Dean doesn’t fess up to being wrong. Trust me, there’s nothing more fun than writing a retraction. Of course, Dean probably thinks a retraction is that sex toy that Rosser showed him the last time they recorded an Interurban commercial, so maybe it’s better that he doesn’t retract.
Well, I guess either Dean, his producers or his wife read The Lost Ogle, because on last night’s broadcast he apologized for comparing muslim prayer to college football pre-game stretching exercises. Wait, that was Mike Morgan. Got my dashing and goofy local TV personalities mixed up.
Here’s Dean’s apology. He’s as sorry as the hot side of the pillow:
Warning: this post contains lewd ogling of the male form, superficial conclusions drawn from completely subjective units of measure, and adds exactly nothing to technical or statistical preseason rhetoric for OKC’s beloved basketball team.
It is, however, a hot debate among the women of Oklahoma, and must be hashed out in public forums at least a few times a year. Plus, Marisa and I are sick of the overwhelmingly male-driven content on the site and need something for ourselves. So listed below is the active roster according the Thunder’s foxiest players. Feel free to debate my picks in the comment section ladies and / or gents.
12. Perry Jones III
Tall and strong PJ3 makes the countdown because of his boyish good looks, mysterious personality, and because there’s 12 players in an active roster and I needed a dude I was vaguely familiar with to fill up this slot.
11. Kendrick Perkins
Big Perk makes this list because every lady loves a bad boy. You know, a bad boy who likes to drink milk, tweet goofball sentiments, and has a viral internet meme based on his uh, soft and tender emotional side.
10. Jeremy Lamb
Even though he’s only a few years younger than me, ogling my babyfaced Lambikins makes me feel like a cougar. But not an awkward and creepy one like Demi Moore or Madonna–more like a chic cougar, in the same vein as Sandra Bullock dating Ryan Gosling and Cameron Diaz dating Justin Timberlake.
Would it surprise any readers to know that I used to dream of a career as a con artist? Sure, I’m not someone you would think of as a grifter, but damn, wouldn’t it be cool to do that for a living? There’s no 401k or profit-sharing, but a life of conning people out of their hard-earned dollars surely has its merits. Or at least it would seem that way from the Hollywood movies that feature such down-on-their-luck antiheroes who cheat others to get ahead.
Anyway, I’m not condoning conning people, but that’s only because someone was caught again doing it. If these con artists can’t do it right, what hope do us novices have? Anyway, according to NewsOK.com:
NORMAN — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday warned that a man impersonating a deputy tried to get money from a woman by claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said Tuesday a man claiming to be deputy Chris Noel called the woman and told her to buy a prepaid debit card and give the card to the man or her arrest warrant would be activated and she would be arrested.
“Investigators have confirmed that Deputy Noel has not made any calls of this nature,” Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester said in a news release.
McCormick said there have been several similar calls reported in the past three months, though none have involved someone impersonating an actual deputy.
“If you receive a call from this individual, hang up and immediately call the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and report it,” Lester said in the release. “Do not send this person money for any reason or meet him in public.”
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 701-8888.
We will give a The Lost Ogle Trivia pen to the first reader who calls that line and pretends to be Deputy Chris Noel and tells the voice on the other end that they need to get a prepaid debit card so they don’t get arrested. (Actually, we probably won’t give you a pen. You’ll need to steal one from Trivia Night like everyone else.)
But this got me to thinking. There’s gotta be some better scams out there that won’t get someone caught so easily. And, of course, I made a list for you, just in case you dream of a life away from a desk with the rush of criminal activity.
If you enjoy living in a constant state of irrational fear, hate most things that are different from you, and believe 100% in guilt by association, it’s a great time to live in Oklahoma. You’ll be accepted with open arms. Well, unless you’re a Muslim or a terrorist. Based on what I’ve been hearing and reading in the local media, I think they are the same thing.
In a response to last week’s sickening and widely publicized knife attack at Vaughn’s Foods – and one man’s really poor attempt at humor – a group of eight Christian legislators known as the “Counter Terrorism Caucus” decided to capitalize on the anti-Muslim hysteria gripping our state to inform us that one psycho’s random act of workplace violence was obviously not an isolated event and is part of some vast Muslim conspiracy to kill Jesus loving Americans…
Or something like that.
Citing Thursday’s beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker in Moore, eight Oklahoma state representatives issued a joint statement Monday calling for a “public discussion about potential terrorists in our midst and the role that Sharia law plays in their actions.”
“The Feds say this is workplace violence, but people know that’s not true,” the eight House members said of Thursday’s incident in which Alton Nolen, 30, is suspected of beheading Vaughan Foods employee Colleen Hufford, 54, shortly after Nolen was fired.
“Unfortunately, jihadism is no longer confined to foreign soil. We must be alert to it here and take steps to counter the doctrine, institutions and organizations that foster it.”
The statement was issued by a group of state House members who identified themselves as the Counterterrorism Caucus.
Listed as signing off on the statement were Republican state Reps. John Bennett of Sallisaw, Sean Roberts of Hominy, Lewis Moore of Arcadia, Dan Fisher of El Reno, Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow, and Sally Kern, Mike Christian and Mike Reynolds, all of Oklahoma City.
First of all, Sally Kern is slipping. She’s a member of the counter terrorism caucus, but the group doesn’t mention gays and homosexuals one time in their press release. Gays are a bigger threat to society than the jihadists, right? Actually, jihadists and Sally Kern probably share similar views on gays and homosexuals. That’s probably why it was omitted.
Anyway, I don’t really buy all the fear and hate directed towards Muslims. Unfortunately, this is because I’m somewhat of a logical and reasonable human being. Am I aware that there are Muslim extremists living throughout the world that are hell bent on killing people? Yes. Could there be some extremists living in the US plotting attacks? Double sure. Does that mean we should live in a constant state of fear and worry that all Muslims are out to get us? Hell YES. Down with Islam!!! My Country ‘Tis of Thee!!!
Just kidding. I turned into a Derplahoman for a second. I actually don’t hate or fear Muslims. In fact, I think that associating Muslims with a small minority of extremists and murderers is just as bad as linking all Christians to the KKK, Westboro Baptist Church or those creepy ministers you see on the news who are caught molesting children. It would be like assuming that every emo kid in a trench coat is a school shooter, or every black man in a pimped-out Impala is a gang member. It’s fear-based stereotyping and about as cool as buying jeans from Sears.
Of course, that’s just a normal, reasonable, non-fear based view on the subject. In Oklahoma, that means I’m an out of touch, naive “Libtard.” For more mainstream views on the subject that propagate media driven fear and support negative stereotypes, check out some of these comments by Derplahomans. They ran to the Facebook pages of local news channels to share their thoughts on Islam, Muslims and total disregard for the English language.
You know what’s scary? The guy with the Greek last name who wrote that people should go back to the country they came from wasn’t even the craziest post. Don’t get me wrong, it was close, but they get, uhm, better.
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