name = Bartcop
url = http://www.bartcop.com
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type = Political / social commentary
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owner = Bartcop
author = Bartcop
launch date = February 25, 1996
current status = Active
Bartcop is a popular Democratic
blogger from Tulsa, Oklahoma, active on the web since 1996 and who has produced his own internet radioshow since 2004. "Bartcop" is the nom de plumeof Terry R. Coppage, born September 1, 1953.
"Bartcop.com" and "Bartcop Radio" consist principally of commentary on the politics, written/spoken in a down-to-earth style from a Democratic perspective, and laced inextricably with humor. Scathing criticism of
George W. Bushand other Republicans, and sometimes other Democrats, is omnipresent in Bartcop's "rants". Although a serious political commentator (i.e., his site is not satire), Bartcop sometimes describes himself as primarily a comedian. The constant witticisms and humor that define his page have gained him a large and loyal readership.
Bartcop is an ardent
Bill Clintonloyalist. He supported Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency in 2008, and had been an outspoken opponent of Barack Obama, splitting with the majority of the liberal Blogosphereand causing much controversy from late 2007 up until June 2008, when Sen. Obama secured enough delegates to carry his party's nomination. Since then, Bartcop has thrown his full support behind Sen. Obama. [http://www.bartcop.com/2159.htm]
Bartcop.com was established in February 1996 with the name "Rush Limba, Lying Nazi Whore", a reference to popular conservative
talk radiohost Rush Limbaugh, intentionally spelling his last name phonetically). This name remained for many years. Bartcop.com now is the masthead for several websites. Bartcop has launched a radio show, available to financial supporters of Bartcop.com, and many of the site's readers frequent the #bartcop IRC chat room. In the 2004 Democratic Primary, he gave some support to Dennis Kucinichand Howard Deanbefore finally endorsing Wesley Clark, both because of his military credentials and his closeness to Clinton. Immediately after Clark's departure from the race, Bartcop followed Clark in endorsing John Kerry. In 2008 he endorsed Hillary Clinton, and spent most of the Democratic primary season battling it out with Barack Obamasupporters. He opposed the less experienced Obama, contending that he could win because of racial and religious sentiment among Middle American whites against Mr. Obama, and therefore nominating Obama would guarantee a loss in the General Election. Bartcop's often-stated message was a variation on: "If our goal is to nominate a Black man, we should go with Obama. But what if our goal is to win the White House?" [http://www.bartcop.com/2149.htm]
Since then, however, Bartcop has reversed course, praising Obama for how he's handled attacks coming from the right:
Subject: you OK with Obama?[http://www.bartcop.com/2166.htm]
Bartcop... at some point, do you think you might be able to admit that this guy is gonna be better than you could have hoped for?
He isn't cowering, he's fighting back, and he is better at itthan any Dem candidate you've seen in quite awhile.
Keep on swinging. South Side Rob
I'll admit it right now.I'm impressed with the way he's handled things since the merge.
At this point, it's hard to say if he's that good or McCain's that bad,but the real test will be his reaction when the whore press turns on him.
A long-running feature of the page is to publish the text of angry
He also likes to end each issue with an image of
Shirley Mansonfrom the band Garbage.
Salon.cominfamously fingered Coppage and Marc Perkel as the authors behind the pseudonymously-published Media Whores Online, a conclusion both vehemently denied. [http://www.bartcop.com/salonwhore.htm] [http://www.bartcop.com/061002perkel.htm] MWO had always linked directly to Bartcop's site and an essay of his, [http://www.bartcop.com/libmedia.htm The Myth of the Liberal Media] , as a kind of mission statement. To this day MWO's author remains unidentified.
Bartcop is an outspoken critic of the American media and addresses the perception of liberal bias in a page long article entitled "The Myth of the Liberal Media." Many issues feature quotes from journalists he considers to be fawning over government policy. Bartcop often calls these journalists "
whores", a perception he claims has been reinforced by revelations about commentator Armstrong Williamsand Jeff Gannon. To reinforce these criticisms, pictures of the faces of prominent journalists are superimposed on tops of bodies of women dressed as prostitutes. (Photoshopped images are commonly used on the site to make points humorously).
Bartcop has been known to take controversial stances on some issues. He criticizes
ZionistJews for putting a higher priority on their "sacred sand" than on the lives of their children. His proposed solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflictis for all Jews to leave Israeland take up residence in the United States (specifically Oklahoma). This view has generated a great deal of critical mail from liberal Jewish readers, but Bartcop notes that he also opposes Palestinian suicide bombersand has spoken out against anti-Semites. He tends to be critical of religionin general (often using the phrase "religiously insane" when referring to the Religious Right). He characterizes devout followers of any religious creed as superstitious. He uses the phrase "Invisible Cloud Being" as a way of characterizing the personal sky Godpopular in monotheisms.
Unlike many liberals, Bartcop is opposed to complete
gun control, though he has stated that if David Koreshis a "10" on this scale, then he is a "3."
Bartcop is vocal in his support of the U.S. military and has had many heated expletive-laced debates with readers whom he views as insulting the troops. He has said that Bush betrayed the troops and the country by ordering the invasion of Iraq for what he perceives as the wrong reasons, and he keeps a running tally of those soldiers killed in the war. Previously a supporter of the political cartoons of
Ted Rall(Bartcop had referred to Rall as "my "good friend" Ted Rall" in the past), he broke all connection and publicly denounced Rall in May of 2004 after Rall published a cartoon mocking Pat Tillman. Bartcop dedicated an entire issue of his online magazine to Rall's cartoon, publishing his views and the views of many readers who sent in email on the subject. Bartcop viewed the cartoon as an insult to a brave soldier, and was upset that Rall did not distinguish between the war in Afghanistan, which Bartcop generally considers a worthy cause, and the War in Iraq, which he does not. Nonetheless, Bartcop still occasionally includes Rall's comics in his material.
Bartcop had gone on record as supporting "the Democratic Front-runner in 2008," which was
Hillary Rodham Clintonfor most of the campaign. As a part of this support, he routinely posted editorials by liberalswho oppose Clinton (Replacing the titles of their pieces with "Why I Hate Her" or similar) and then rebuts them. The rise of Barack Obama and the rise of attacks from the Left on the Clintons upset Bartcop a great deal, and he dedicated much energy in the 2008 primary season to promoting and defending Clinton and berating Obama and his supporters. Bartcop believed that Obama can not win in the General Election, and therefore that nominating him was a terrible idea which guaranteed another Republican victory. This led to major infighting on the liberal Blogosphere, and causing many friendships and political alliances to be severed. Despite the 6-months-plus of daily infighting, Bartcop stated repeatedly that he would support whomever the 2008 Democratic nominee is, and has done so now that Sen. Obama has secured the nomination.
Bartcop's non-political obsessions include
Chinaco Anejo Tequila, poker, bixby corn, and Shirley Manson. Bartcop is also an avid fan of the music of Led Zeppelin.
* To have an IQ of 64.
* To possess a tequila treehouse.
* To never have lost a debate, or a court case.
* That "
Saturday Night Live" and " The Daily Show" steal jokes from him.
* That Bartcop.com has "dozens" of readers.
* Butter Queen = Candy Crawley, CNN Senior Political Reporter
* Bag O' Hairspray = Senator
* B.F.E.E. = Bush Family Evil Empire
* Bush the Smarter, George Herbert Walker Bush, Smirk Daddy = President
George H. W. Bush
* Bush's Poodle =
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair
* Cheesy Fries = Former
Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien
* Ditto-Monkey = a derisive term used to describe a person that does not think for themself and repeats information (or more frequently misinformation) they have heard elsewhere. The term is usually used to describe fans of
Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Derived from Limbaugh's original term, 'ditto-head'.
* Doc Meng = Dr.
Laura Schlessinger(a reference to Dr. Josef Mengele)
* Joey the Rat =
Pope Benedict XVI, a play on his birth name, Joseph Ratzinger
* Judas Maximus =
* Kinda Sleazy Rice =
* Kissyface =
* Koresh =
Godexp. "Koresh only knows what Bush was thinking while reading My Pet Goat"
* Knuckledrag, K-Drag =
Oklahomain general, Bartcop's hometown of Tulsain particular
* Laura the Unloved =
* Meet the Whore =
Meet the Press
* Monkey Mail = barely-coherent
hate mailfrom Ditto-Monkeys
* Mr. Three Percent =
* Musclehead, Governor Gang Bang =
* NYWT, New York Whore Times = "
The New York Times"
* Pickles =
* Pink Tutu Democrats = Congressional Democrats, usually
centrists, whom Bart feels do not stand up to Republican policies
* Pissquick = Oklahoma Senator
* Poppy =
George H.W. Bush
* The Invisible Cloud Being =
God, specifically the religious right's view of a vengeful, Old Testament-style deity
* The Jesus Twins = Oklahoma politicians
Tom Coburnand Steve Largent
* The Monkey = George W. Bush
* The San Francisco Treat =
* The Savage Weiner = Conservative pundit Michael Savage
* The Sweaty Wrestler =
* The Vulgar Pigboy (or Der Vulgar Pigboy) =
* Red-Ink = President
Ronald Reagan, the name comes from Reagan's record deficits
* Religiously insane = religious fanatics
* She (or Her) =
* Slappy = Supreme Court Justice
* Snoot = Former Speaker of the House
* Tweety =
Chris Matthews(alternatively "Chris the Screamer")
* Uncle OJ = Rep.
* Unka Dick = Vice President
* US Whore Today = "
* WaHoPo (Washington Whore Post) = "
* Whore Street Journal = "
Wall Street Journal"
* Whore = Any journalist(s) on television or print who coddle to the Bush administration (implying their loyalty is for sale).
* Liberto, Jennifer. " [http://www.salon.com/politics/letters/2002/06/06/mwo/ "Media Whores Online"] ",
Salon.com. June 3, 2002. (Requires premium subscription.) [http://home.ease.lsoft.com/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0206a&L=wnn&F=&S=&P=1819]
The Bartcop.com Network
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* [http://bartcopsports.blogspot.com/ Bartcop Sports]
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* [http://www.bartcopnation.com Bartcop Nation, another hub of leftist politics]
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