Showing posts with label The Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Media. Show all posts

Friday, May 18, 2018

It's Been A Banner Week for A Pathetically Dishonest Media

(RANT) There have been many memorable weeks of media dishonesty since Donald Trump was elected, but I can't remember any that quite compares with what we’ve witnessed the last several days. We have long passed the point of just writing off the hysterical lies being excused as simply mistakes. They are clearly not to anyone with a room temperature number IQ, and only hate filled hearts and the minds of fools could believe otherwise. They are deliberate and it’s time to start asking what exactly it means for our predisposition towards what many still falsely believe are the beacons of the truth. 

The banner week for the media began with the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Despite this move being mandated by US law as far back as 1995, and despite the fact that Israel has the right to choose it’s own capital, this was of course spun as the worst thing since Trump took two scoops of ice cream instead of one. Cable news stations paraded “expert” after expert to tell us exactly how bad this move was, because when needing advice on good foreign policy, dragging in Obama administration failures is 'standard operating procedure'.

It mattered not one bit to the media that Hamas stoked riots in the Gaza strip using human shields of women and children to protect terrorists who were trying to breach the border and kill Israelis. Not even Hamas and it’s members are willing to lie so brazenly as to describe these riots as peaceful, unarmed protests. The Media’s response? Hold my beer.  

Aside from the outright lies about the rioters being unarmed, the media also chose to assert somehow it was Ivanka Trump’s fault (Daddy's Little Ghoul) that Hamas is a violent terrorist organization that sacrifices it’s people to garner friendly coverage. The disconnect from reality here is stunning. To see our press so deliberately mislead and lie in order to propagate Hamas propaganda, which even Hamas is willing to admit isn’t true, is disturbing.

But to top that the media showed exactly how ruthless they really can be: the Trump statement at the roundtable on sanctuary city policies. The context was never in doubt (full transcript is at the above link). A freakin' fifth grader would of had no problem understanding exactly who the President was talking about when he said animals. After days of lying about Israel and Hamas, would the media think of backing off a little and make sure they got this story right? Of course not. Tweets from C-Span, The Hill, CNN, and The Washington Post all pushed this objectively untrue narrative. You’d think after the first 24 hours, most in the media would recognize they’ve stepped in shit and would at least just stop talking about it in lieu of admitting fault. You’d be wrong. Many doubled down by actually defending the humanity of MS-13, the most violent, inhuman street gang in the world.

These organizations no longer deserve the consistent benefit of the doubt given to them about their importance to our society.

Am I saying that the government should shut these institutions down or that the 1st Amendment isn’t important? Absolutely Not. CNN, MSNBC, NYTs, WaPo, etc. should be able to say and report whatever they want without government interference. Nothing I’m saying should be construed as being hostile to freedom of the press.  Freedom of the press is not synonymous with CNN. The 1st Amendment is not formally ensconced as The Washington Post. These institutions can and should always be allowed to operate under the protections of the 1st Amendment, but the existence of certain specific outlets is not a cornerstone of freedom in this country.

My assertion is not that they should be put out of business. It’s not that they should be shut down. It’s not that we should boycott them. No, it’s simply that we owe no loyalty to these people nor do we need to assert they are inherently of any value. I no longer give a rat's ass if the NYTs exists or not. I do not think the Republic’s fate hangs in the balance on CNN’s ability to put out biased, garbage cable programming. If MSNBC stopped airing tomorrow, someone would take their place. Freedom of the press would live on. In fact, I’d posit that the investigative reporting from right leaning sites like The Daily Caller has been far more valuable than the toxic, one note nonsense constantly being put out by traditional news divisions. While cable news channels are interviewing greasy Michael Avenatti for the 157th time in ten weeks, there’s real journalism going on out there, sometime uncovering things that truly matter.

I understand the wants of the people for the whole truth. What’s happened over the last two years of consistent false stories, bias, and activism from our media is not normal, further fueling social media hysteria with misinformation.  It’s dangerous, divisive, and wrong. It’s time to start holding them accountable. (/RANT)

* Thank You Mary Jane Ankle Straps  &  Wirecutter for the Linkage! *

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Even Some Longtime Media Watchers Now Crying Foul

Media Have Struck a Deal to Go After Trump 
"There is a common expression in the media that there are “some facts too good to check.” It is used in jest to reflect how you sometimes hate to give up a great story for the real facts. That tension was well on display as media seemed to tie itself into knots to avoid admitting that there are legitimate questions raised by the “unmasking” allegations surrounding the actions of Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice." 
"Reporters are now so committed to refuting Trump that they are refuting actual stories. The loss of objectivity in the response to the Rice story reflects a broader problem of the press focusing so hard on Trump that it has loss sight of its own bearings." - Jonathan Turley

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Slow Painful Death of the Truth

by Brandon Smith

The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality, leading people into a frenzied fog. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.

The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it. Have you ever come to a logical or practical conclusion in response to a national or global problem and waited in vain to hear it represented in the mainstream? Have you ever thought — if I can figure this out, why can’t they? And by “they,” I mean the people most commonly offered a mainstream platform.

This includes so called “professional journalists,” political leaders, mainstream economists, highly paid “analysts,” etc. Well, I think more and more Americans in particular are finally considering the notion that these “professionals” are either not very smart, or they have an agenda that seeks to perpetuate the problem rather than fix the problem. Yes, the intellectual class, the longtime gatekeepers of public thought and consent, are actually mostly morons and/or liars with a terrible purpose in mind. I understand that this does not come as a surprise to many of my readers, but remember, the masses are still trapped in a stupefying fog.

The Healthcare Bill Debacle: If you happen to take note of stock market reactions to legislative events, you may have observed that equities recently suffered a swift sidekick to the solar plexus (read the section on stocks below as to why this matters little). This is, according to the mainstream, due to the failure of the Trump administration’s Obamacare repeal efforts. The first assumption here is that stock markets exploded higher after Trump’s election win purely because the investment world was placing bets that Trump would ram through tax cuts and pro-business legislation within his first year. The second assumption is that because Trump’s first piece of major legislation, the repeal of Obamacare, has failed, he will not be able to achieve any of his other stated goals, including tax cuts.

Russian Hackers And Political Influence: This narrative just refuses to die, and the only point I can see to it so far is that it is a way for establishment elites to keep the political left constantly agitated. The left becomes more and more insane in their rhetoric and behavior exactly because the mainstream continues to perpetuate the rationale that Trump is “not really president.” Think about it — the left was already hurtling towards the madness of full-blown communism, but in order to reach a crescendo of schizophrenic violence, they need a little more psychological justification. If they can be convinced that Trump is now a “Russian agent,” they have all the justification they need to take their mob actions to the next level.

Clinton Corruption: Why are the Clintons still running around free? Why is no one talking about prosecution anymore? This question is for Trump, of course. Now, I predicted post election that Trump would indeed abandon all talk of Hillary Clinton going to prison almost immediately, but I would like to hear his argument as to why this should no longer be pursued.

Illegal Immigration: Why is enforcement of existing immigration laws, laws which have been a standard for decades, such a divisive issue? Most countries in the world have stringent immigration laws, why is it that America is not allowed to enforce similar laws? Why does the left in particular consider the removal of illegal immigrants representative of “racism” or “fascism?” I realize they are mostly insane, but I would just like to hear one valid and practical argument from them as to why the U.S. specifically should be saddled with wide open borders and why American conservatives in particular are racist merely for demanding that the current laws be followed? Why are we still arguing about this?

The Mainstream Media Is Dying: The bastion guardian of all that is “mainstream,” the arbiter of who is “fake news” and who is “real news,” is actually in rapid decline, but you will never hear them admit it publicly. Many alternative media outlets are crushing the readership and viewership numbers of many mainstream media publications and shows, but much of the public still clings to the faulty concept that there is a particular level of “professionalism” that goes into the production of these narrative peddlers. We have been brainwashed with stories of “journalistic integrity” that lead us to consider media a higher calling. This is, of course, pure garbage.

As was made fully evident this past election, there is absolutely no integrity whatsoever in the journalistic field. There are only people with agendas and people who whore themselves out for people with agendas. That’s it. You may find a few honest souls on the conservative side of the media apparatus, but in large part, journalism is like a Vegas brothel.
* Text Reprinted with Permission of The Activist Post © 2017

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Five Dumbest Things Chris Matthews Said On Air In 2015

Chris Matthews: The Joe Biden of Cable News  

With all the stupidity and ignorance that reins supreme and surrounds him at MSNBC, it must have been an epic time consuming project to narrow down to just 5 examples the dumbest of comments by Chris Matthews this year. But MRC's Ken Shepard took on the task and managed to do just that for us all:
"With the year swiftly coming to a close, I thought I'd take a look back at some of the stupidest comments that Hardball host Chris Matthews made on the air in 2015. These are ones I consider particularly stupid, not necessary or merely politically slanted, just head-scratchingly stupid. Here are just five, ranked in no particular order."
1.) Cuban-American Republicans aren't really Hispanic:- On his November 11 edition of Hardball, Matthews holds forth on how Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are not really Hispanic, although they are "Cuban nationals." Of course both are natural-born U.S. citizens of Cuban heritage, which makes them Hispanic but NOT Cuban nationals, which implies they were born in Cuba  - See Video 
2.) We should sentence the gyrocopter pilot who caused a terrorism scare at U.S. Capitol to... giving Congress a lecture?! The day after Florida mailman Doug Hughes piloted a gyrocopter through restricted Washington, D.C. airspace to land on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol – ostensibly so he could "deliver" letters about the need for campaign finance reform to all 535 members of Congress – Matthews told his audience at home his brilliant idea for what sort of sentence Hughes should serve -  See Video
3.) The Amtrak derailment in May was caused by the lack of "straight lines" on the route: I kid you not. Now, in fairness, Matthews's larger complaint was about how property rights and lack of central planning mean countries like China can quickly build super-fast rail lines on relatively straight routes. That said, yeah, it's still pretty stupid:  See Video
4.) Chris thinks the defunct Blockbuster Video chain has stores everywhere in 2015 America:  This is one for the "Do you even get out much, Grandpa?" file. Apparently Chris Matthews is stuck in a 1995 America  - "that's always the best argument against free trade. A point defense kind of thing. If you look in particular areas, Michigan City, a lot of the a lot of Midwestern cities have nothing less than a Blockbuster and a diner left, if they have the diner, and if they have the Blockbuster. They're hollowed-out cities." Link
5.) London's mayor should run for president of the United States some day: While Boris Johnson is in fact a natural-born U.S. citizen, he doesn't meet the other matter of constitutional eligibility to hold the office: the 14-year residency requirement. Link
You can read much more at NewsBusters

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Video CNN Is Set To Play In Event of The End Of The World

Although the world will surly end at some point,  lucky for us CNN has plans and an end of the world video which the last living CNN employee will be required to play.

A former intern found the never-before-seen video which has been dubbed the “Turner Doomsday Video,” after the network's creator, Ted Turner. After creating Cable News Network (CNN) 34 years ago, Turner assured the world that the only way they'd go off air was on account of  the end of the world.

According to Turner:
"We’ll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event. We’ll play the National Anthem only one time, on the first of June [the day CNN launched], and when the end of the world comes, we’ll play ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ before we sign off."    
The video is stored on CNN’s MIRA archive system. According to the website Unilad, “The video itself is proper 80s,” and “It’s in standard definition, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, perfect for the cathode-ray tube televisions of the 1980s.”

It goes to show the level of production quality CNN is ready to offer its viewers, but that’s the kind of broadcasts to which they've become accustomed.  CNN may very well be the human centipede of journalism at this point, its bloated corpse stumbling through the supposed middle ground of the wasteland that is American cable news.

Personally, I'd rather see CNN go out with the slightly whacked CNN Anchor Dudette Carol Costello running around the news set screaming and ripping her hair out while pseudo-journalist Don Lemon looks solemnly into the camera as he pees in his pants.....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Raging Progressive Bigotry

Public Secrets
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the worst reactionary bigots I’ve ever met have all been on the Left. 
I’d never heard of Michael Tomasky before untill my feed reader was suddenly full of commentary about his anti-South screed at The Daily Beast.  Apparently the recent disaster the Democrats suffered in the midterm elections set him to boiling, and Mary Landrieu’s defeat over the weekend in the Louisiana runoff blew the lid off:
"Practically the whole region has rejected nearly everything that’s good about this country and has become just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment.  A fact made even sadder because on the whole they’re such nice people! (I truly mean that.)
With Landrieu’s departure, the Democrats will have no more senators from the Deep South, and I say good. Forget about it.  Forget about the whole fetid place. Write it off. Let the GOP have it and run it and turn it into Free-Market Jesus Paradise. The Democrats don’t need it anyway."
“They’re such nice people, but I really hate their guts!”
Mikey then goes on to say there are some parts of the South the Democrats really do need, but for the rest he wishes secession had succeeded, because they just aren’t real Americans down there.
Yeesh. Look, Mike.  I know the election was hard on you. From Texas to the Atlantic, there is now only two Democratic statewide officeholder in the Old Confederacy. Landrieu lost a seat the Democrats held since I think the 1870s.
I get it.  This is tough on you. It can’t be easy being rejected when you’re so cock-sure of your own side’s intellectual and moral superiority. I only hope you didn’t smash the keyboard while writing your tirade.  I’d like to think the election results would have lead you and your fellow progressives to reflect on why you lost so badly in that part of the country. What policies lead to your rejection? What was it about what the Democrats were offering that made so many say “no, thanks?”
But, no.  You and so many like you in the progressive commentariat already know the answer, no self-reflection needed:  “They’re all a bunch of mouth-breathing Jesus-fetishists who just don’t know what’s good for them, so we should just tell them to go to Hell!”
If that’s the case, Mike, how do you explain Colorado and Iowa, where Republicans won the Senate races?  Or New Mexico and Nevada, where Latino Republicans won reelection for governor?  Or deep-Blue Maryland and Massachusetts, where Republicans also won the elections for governor?  I’ve never been to Maryland, but I know it ain’t a “Free-Market Jesus Paradise.”
You know, when Reconstruction ended and the Democrats returned to power, using Jim Crow laws and their allied terrorist groups, such as the KKK, to make sure Blacks could never vote Republican — or often not at all. There’s a good book on all that and more.
If you want to find the real bigot suffering from “choleric resentment,” Mike, try looking in the mirror.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Lenin’s Birthday

For those of you coming in late to the party, Earth Day” is on Lenin’s Birthday. Not a coincidence, given that the “founder” of Earth Day was much more a “Watermelon” than an actual environmentalist. Watermelon: Thin layer of green of the outside, red to the core.

Let’s review the predictions from the very first so called “Earth Day” back in 1970.

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — George Wald, Harvard Biologist
“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” — Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” — Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” — Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University
“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….” — Life Magazine, January 1970
“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” — Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
Ok, Ehrlich was sorta right on this, if you restrict his predictions to modern Communist China, where they are showing the typical communist/socialist contempt for the environment.
“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” — Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
Now we get to my personal favorite, although probably not Al Gore‘s…
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt, Ecologist.... 
No one was survived this planet longer then 122 years!  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bucking Liberal Groupthink Can Be Dangerous.

What happens when liberals turn on their own

It's the lesson poll analyst and former lib wunderkind Nate Silver is learning now that he’s left the protective cocoon of The New York Times to launch an independent website that’s already gored two sacred cows of the Obama Era: the political climate of the American electorate and the political poison of “climate change.”

In “Nate Silver, trashed over climate change, apologizes on his website,” Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz on Monday outlined the recent attack on Silver by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Silver dared to publish his estimate that Senate Dems at the moment have a good chance of losing their majority this fall – which would mean Reid has a better-than-average chance of getting shoved into a minority role come January. The way Reid, the former boxer from Nevada, came out swinging, you’d have thought Silver’s changed his last name to Koch.

“All polls are about like Nate Silver’s predictions: good sometimes, bad most of the time,” Reid said.

But that’s just politics – and it’s just Harry Reid.

When Silver’s website hit the libs’ PC religion of “climate change,” the storm really hit. A fairly common-sense March 19 piece that said weather disasters these days are more costly mainly because they’re hitting more expensive real estate, not because the climate’s getting worse – had the libs up in arms.

By Friday, Silver had backed down.

“Reception to the article ran about 80 percent negative in the comments section and on social media,” he wrote. “A reaction like that compels us to think carefully about the piece and our editorial process.”

And when any publication, a website, a newspaper or a church bulletin pledges to “think carefully about our editorial process” it means it’s thinking carefully about how it’s going to avoid making so many people so mad again. And judging the value of a piece by the numerical reaction — “80 percent negative in the comments section” — isn’t editing. It’s mob rule.

And nothing makes lib mobs madder than independent thought.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Insanely Powerful Intellect of Paul Krugman

History deals with what we call "facts," but there are no historical laws from which these facts can be deduced, nor any strict inductive method for putting them together. It seems that imagination is required at both ends, both in identifying and in synthesizing the historical facts into "history." But we all know that imagination easily veers into fantasy, or hordes of tenured revisionists would be out of business.

No one can do this with history better than Marxists and other progressives. Paul Krugman, for example, has it all figured out. He has a powerful loco-deductive system that provides immediate answers to any historo-political question. In fact, Krugman's system is insanely powerful. 

For example, why do conservatives believe what they believe? Because they -- we -- are racist. Political science is so easy, even a Nobel laureate can do it! Krugman begins with the principle of racism, from which "facts" on the ground are then deduced. Unlike a sane person, he does not begin with the facts, i.e., with any actual racist. 

Krugman acknowledges that he is working from deduction in claiming that "race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics." Or in other words, any time Krugman is confronted with an idea he doesn't understand, he submits it to his loco-deductive racial system, which promptly and dispassionately announces "Mystery solved." Like Chris Matthews, minus the shouting and spittle.

By the way, it is not Krugman who is being simplistic and reductionist. Rather, it is those of us with different ideas. His system assures him that people with different policy preferences only hold them because racism is "all they've really got." We are intellectually and spiritually impoverished, not Krugman.  History is complex and change is hard. Is it any wonder that progressives such as Krugman cling so bitterly to simplicity, stasis, and slander? That's pretty much all they've got.

Kind of like Obama, who constantly confuses "the ideas in his head with reality. It is not clear if he knows the difference." But at least he's in good company with fellow Nobelists such as Krugman, Carter, Arafat, and Gore.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Media’s Obama Protection Society

Jonathan Tobin
"The news that CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the network does not come as any great surprise to those who have followed her career. Last year, at a time when we learned that the Obama Justice Department was spying on Fox News’ James Rosen as well as a group of reporters at the Associated Press, Attkisson reported that her computer had been hacked. But, as Dylan Byers wrote in Politico, Attkisson had an even bigger problem: most of her colleagues at CBS didn’t like the fact that she had spent the last few years reporting aggressively about the Obama administration’s various shortcomings and scandals. Journalists at mainstream media outlets like to pretend that they play it down the middle when it comes to whoever is in power. But it was hardly a coincidence that the prevailing office culture at the network that the president trusted, in Steve Kroft’s memorable phrase, not to make him “look stupid,” would think ill of a reporter that thought it worth her time to investigate stories like Fast and Furious, Solyndra and Benghazi. 
If, as Byers reports today, Attkisson has come to a parting of the ways with CBS after “hard fought negotiations” that led to her departure prior to the expiration of her contract, it was due to the following factors:
"Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.
At the same time, Attkisson’s reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book — tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington” — that addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the administration.
"While Attkisson is just one reporter and CBS has long since ceased being a dominant force in the national media, this may be a crucial moment in the history of American journalism. It was assumed that any major news outlet would regard aggressive coverage of all administrations as a given. But that ceased to be the case when Barack Obama entered the White House."
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Abbott And Costello Do Unemployment

In a thread over at the Pirate’s Cove, a regular commenter by the name of “Trish Mac” posted this gem she says was forwarded to her by her brother-in-law. (She also said she wanted it to be shared.)
h/t Raised on Hoecakes

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in the U.S.A.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 7.8%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 14.7%

COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.

Monday, November 18, 2013

NY Post Has Proof Census ‘Faked’ 2012 Election Jobs Report

The Lid
When the jobs report came out the first week of October 2012 reporting a drop from 8.1 to 7.8%, many people thought it was bogus, in fact Jack Welch believed the report was bogus and it launched a major war between the former GE CEO and Time Warner (Fortune, CNN, Money) who went out of their way to dispute Welch's claim and went after him personally. ran a story detailing Welch's record as a job destroyer. 
Jack Welch was Right

Welch resigned from Time Warner and wrote an Op-Ed in the WSJ explaining his problem with the unemployment numbers and criticizing the sometimes vicious attacks he has received since his tweet.
According a just released story by the NY Post, Jack Welch was right, Time Warner was wrong, and the Obama administration lied.
According to the report that surprising .3% drop was based on manipulated numbers, and the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
"And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.
“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked..."
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Magazine Claims Muslim Brotherhood has Infiltrated Obama Administration

An Egyptian magazine claimed last January that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration and DHS are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

While it was reported on some Jihad watching websites, the media never picked up on it. 

The IPT Blog
"The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood."
The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.
The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood "subsidiary." It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the "file of Islamic states" in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011......"
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h/t Bad Blue

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Zimmerman Lawyer to Proceed with Case against NBC News

The Washington Post
Last night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler. [...]
NBC Universal Media responded to the Zimmerman complaint by noting that other media outlets played up the racial angle of Zimmerman’s deadly encounter with Trayvon Martin.
The company also noted the pivotal nature of the second-degree murder case: “[I]f Zimmerman is convicted, that fact alone will constitute substantial evidence that the destruction of his reputation is the result of his own criminal conduct, and not of the broadcasts at issue which, like countless other news reports disseminated by media entities throughout the country, reported on the underlying events.”
That formulation is now null.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This is how Obama’s thugs roll.

Irks and Interest
"It’s on. As the White House grapples with a growing backlash over its Libya lies and lapses, President Obama’s apologists are gearing up for battle. Put on your hip-waders. Grab those tar buckets. Get ready for Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers.
Capitol Hill hearings on the deadly 9/11 consulate attack will feature three compelling witnesses, all State Department veterans: Gregory N. Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat in the country at the time of the Benghazi jihad attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine who now serves as deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the top security officer in Libya.
Nordstrom first testified last fall about how State Department brass spurned his requests for increased security at the compound. Hicks and Thompson are coming forward publicly for the first time this week with more damning evidence contradicting Team Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s claims about the administration’s response the night of the attack and in the ensuing months of cover-ups.
According to the House Oversight Committee, Hicks reportedly will refute Team Obama’s claims that nobody was told to stand down and that all military resources available were used in the rescue efforts. As Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi to save lives during the attacks, Hicks says the team received a phone call from the U.S. Special Operations Command Africa telling them “you can’t go” and that the decision was “purely political.”
The State Department press office already has accused Victoria Toensing, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, of “lying” about administration pressure on her clients. Left-wing operatives funded by billionaire George Soros have taken to Twitter to mock reports of fear and intimidation among the new witnesses. White House press secretary Jay Carney continues to sing “Long, Long Ago” and deny all wrongdoing.
And one anonymous State Department official told Fox News reporter James Rosen that Hicks and Thompson have “axes to grind.”
Gee, who wouldn’t have an “axe to grind” if your bosses lied to you, blocked you from saving your co-workers and friends, and lied shamelessly and repeatedly to the American public about the reasons for their deaths? It’s this corrupt and vengeful White House that wields the sharpest axes and biggest grindstones. The casualty count in Obama’s war on whistleblowers is double-digit.
* Maverick journalist Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News faced White House retaliation of her own over her Fast and Furious investigations. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler “was just yelling at me,” and White House spokesman Eric Schultz “literally screamed at me and cussed at me,” she told radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in 2011.
* Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams, who blew the whistle on Attorney General Eric Holder’s rule of law-perverting, race-baiting reign, was basely smeared as a “liar” and perjurer by DOJ proxy and Washington Post tool E.J. Dionne — who ignored Adams’ stellar career record at DOJ and unassailable sworn testimony.
* Gerald Walpin, former AmeriCorps inspector general, was pushed out of his job by the Obamas after exposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog’s mental health and never apologized for slandering him.
* The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly was bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty. The San Francisco Chronicle was punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cellphone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser..........
If you thought Chicago-on-the-Potomac was dirty, you ain’t seen nothing yet. No stone will be left unturned in the effort to slime, sully and squelch the Benghazi truth-tellers. Mark my words: This is how Obama’s thugs roll." 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nothing Says Main Street America Like Detroit...or Al Jazeera

"Our intention is to cover the Main Street stories. We don't believe there is a channel covering the American Main Street."

"The original Arabic-language Al Jazeera, which is aimed at a Middle Eastern audience, has been accused of anti-American and anti-Israeli bias, and of being a mouthpiece of terrorist propaganda such as al-Qaida videos from Osama bin Laden aired by the network in the 2000s. Other critics say the network, which has been on the air since 1996, is too pro-Western. 
The new cable network, which is separate from its Arabic-language counterpart in the Mideast, will be staffed by Americans and aimed at a U.S. audience with domestic news coverage. It will air on the former Current TV channel, which had been home to ex-Gov. Jennifer Granholm's left-leaning political talk show. 
It picked Detroit because of news value, not specifically because of the area's large Arab-American population or the potential advertising dollars from the three local automakers, executives said.
Emphasis will be placed on long-form and investigative reporting and grassroots-based coverage of domestic news, including lifestyle and cultural topics.
The new channel has launched a "heavy, intensive outreach" tour of its bureau cities, meeting with local civic, business, media and political leaders and groups. That includes the three Detroit automakers, which the channel is expected to target for advertising. 
Al Jazeera America's leadership said it has a multi-pronged strategy for overcoming any stigma, with the foremost tactic being that the network will be non-ideological journalism, with editorial independence, run by Americans for a U.S. audience."
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Detroit joins other cities like Chicago - home of the Nation of Islam and growing Arab population - in having the honor of a Al Jazeera news bureau.

Just a few facts about Detroit:

Unemployment rate: 18.0% (Feb 2013)

Black or African American population - 775,772 - 81.55%

Persons under 18 years -  percent 2010 - 26.7%  

Old Arabian proverb: "If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow."