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Leftists Lament “Vacation-Shaming” President Obama

Posted by V the K at 2:33 pm - August 21, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias,Obama Watch

The leftist elite in charge of the media want you to know, it’s wrong and probably racist to criticize Obama for vacationing lavishly in the midst of multiple crises at home and abroad.

The Huffington Post laments that, poor Obama, those lavish parties with rich trust-fund Democrats are the hardest work of all.

For those who vacation not on isolated ranches but in hot spots of the rich and powerful, even everyday socializing can be turned into work.

Obama previously spent time on Martha’s Vineyard hobnobbing with important donors. This year, he will headline a fundraiser two days after he begins his annual period of rest.

Let’s run a quick check and see if the MFM were concerned about “Vacation-Shaming” from… I don’t know… say… 2001-2008?

Nope.

Lesbian SNL Writer Disappointed at Missing Opportunity to Lecture Sarah Palin

Posted by V the K at 2:25 pm - August 20, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

Back in 2008, when Tina Fey was earning herself a lifelong meal-ticket in leftist Hollywood by mocking Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, Palin had occasion to visit the set. One of the writers had planned to deliver the usual courteous leftist greeting … a stern lecture on tolerance and celebrating the lives of gay people.

Paula Pell, writer: I planned that I was going to come up and talk to [Palin] and shake her hand and welcome her and say, “My wife and I are very good people, and we live a very socially conscious life, and we do a lot for our community, and I just want you to know the face of gay couples and gay people,” and I had this whole speech planned. Then I just kind of came up to her in the chaos in the hallway and just nodded and said “hi” and walked off.

I didn’t know SNL was being written by activist lesbians; no wonder it hasn’t been funny for the last 20 years.

Another interesting tidbit from the source article, it seems the cast and the writers just couldn’t bring themselves to make fun of Obama, he was just too perfect and wonderful.

James Downey, producer-writer: If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, “Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10.” It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled. There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature. [

And then there's this.

Downey: The last couple seasons of the show were the only two in the show's history where we were totally like every other comedy show: basically, an arm of the Hollywood Democratic establishment. [Jon] Stewart was more nuanced. We just stopped doing anything which could even be misinterpreted as a criticism of Obama

Todd Akin… Meet Amanda Curtis

Posted by V the K at 6:58 am - August 19, 2014.
Filed under: 2014 Elections,Media Bias

The Montana Democrat Party has nominated Amanda Curtis as their candidate for that state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Ms. Curtis being a Democrat politician and a pathological narcissist (but I repeat myself) has maintained a political video blog (or, possibly, an audition tape for The Daily Show), in which she expresses her Very Important Opinions on things.

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So, as a Democrat she…

  • Sneers at Second Amendment Rights
  • Sneers at Christianity
  • Sneers at Family Values, and
  • Sneers at the notion that the National Debt is a serious problem.

At least we know where she stands. She’s really no different than the rest of the Democrat Party, but unlike Democrat Senators like Cory Booker and Kay Hagan, she lacks the sense to keep those opinions more discreet.

If the Republicans had a National Media Establishment that was determined to act as its PR wing, Ms. Curtis would quickly become the face of the Democrat Party; much as the MFM made idiot Republican Tea Party Establishment candidate Todd Akin the face of the Republican Party in 2012.  Todd Akin was the centerpiece of the Democrat/Media “War on Women” narrative. Despite being completely disavowed by the Republican Party, every Republican candidate was forced to answer for Mr. Akin’s stupidity.

If the Republicans had media, or if the media were fair and balanced, every Democrat running for office would be forced to answer for Ms. Curtis’s remarks; which would be replayed endlessly across cable and network news. Pundits would write long pieces about the Democrats’ “War on Family Values/Gun Rights/Christianity/Fiscal Responsibility.” Others would lament that Ms Curtis and those like her represented an “extremist wing” that was “out of the mainstream” and insist that the Democrats disavow her and her kind.

But we all know that’s not how the game is played.

Washington Post Squees Over President Boyfriend’s Sunglasses

Posted by V the K at 11:01 am - June 24, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

Not a smidgen of media bias.

President Obama went to Chipotle on Monday, continuing his luncheon tour of D.C. eateries. He walked there from a nearby hotel, having stopped by the White House’s Summit on Working Families. And he wore sunglasses. Oh how he wore sunglasses.

Yeah, that is nothing at all like something a teenage girl would write in her diary about her boycrush.

BTW: On that same visit to Chipotle (Gun Owners Not Welcome), President Boyfriend completely violated sneeze guard etiquette. “How Gross,” the teenage girls of journalism would have said if it were that nerdy Mitt Romney and not President-Boyfriend-Looks-So-Hot-In-Sunglasses.

Tech Support Tips from the IRS

Posted by V the K at 10:10 am - June 17, 2014.
Filed under: Democratic Scandals,Media Bias

Little known IT fact: If your hard drive crashes, every email you ever wrote on that computer will be lost forever.

That is the explanation for how the IRS lost all of Lois Lerner’s emails during the exact period the IRS, under her direction, was targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups for IRS harassment.

And the Washington Post finds this explanation totes credible.

A white Republican president who harassed progressive groups through the IRS then covered it up by destroying evidence would have been impeached by now.

Also, is it just me, but doesn’t Lerner’s email in the article come across as stilted, and maybe a wee bit blase for someone who’s just been told none of the data on her hard drive is recoverable?

Update: Wow, what are the odds. Six other Obama drones involved in the targeting of conservative groups ALSO lost all of their emails in computer crashes.

What are the odds?

Chelsea Clinton’s $600K Salary at NBC

Posted by V the K at 1:05 pm - June 16, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

NBC reportedly paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 for one year’s “work” in their news division. Which is twice as much as Michelle Obama got paid for denying health care to poor people.

I mean, $600,000 is pretty much the standard starting salary for a journalist, isn’t it?

OK, so it’s actually 10X what a veteran TV journalist can expect to make. But consider all those great stories she did… like that one about that guy, who did that thing. Remember that?

Chelsea Clinton is to journalism what Jaden Smith is to acting, but I guess she needed the money, what with her parents being “dead broke” and all.

Other princelings of the Political Aristocracy NBC hired include George W. Bush’s daughter and John McCain’s. I wonder how well they were compensated.

New York Times Twofer: Trashing the Military While Defending Obama

Posted by V the K at 11:37 am - June 6, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

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In an editorial today, the New York Times did their level best to protect President Obama by… of course… smearing anyone whose evidence contradicts the official party narrative as a liar who just hates the black president.

Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him. In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search.

And a classified military report shows that Sergeant Bergdahl had walked away from assigned areas at least twice before and had returned, according to a report in The Times on Thursday. It describes him as a free-spirited young man who asked many questions but gave no indication of being a deserter, let alone the turncoat that Mr. Obama’s opponents are now trying to create.

If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history.

In summary: 

  • The soldiers who are reporting that Sgt. Bergdahl deserted his post are liars.
  • The soldiers who claim other soldiers died looking for him are lying.
  • The Republicans put them up to it.
  • It’s the Army’s fault for letting him desert.
  • Everybody except President Obama, Susan Rice and that blond from the State Department with the Buddy Holly glasses and dark roots is lying.

So, now we know what the party line will be going forward.

The North Korean Ministry of Propaganda called the NY Times earlier today and said, “Hey guys, you might want to dial it back a little.”

Richard Martinez Is Becoming the New Cindy Sheehan

Posted by V the K at 12:53 pm - May 28, 2014.
Filed under: Gun Control,Media Bias

The father of one of the UCSB murder spree victims is turning his grief into a rallying cry for gun confiscation; much as Cindy Sheehan made her grief into a rallying cry against George W. Bush. I expect before long, Mr.Richard Martinez will be sleeping in a ditch outside a politician’s house.

Mr. Martinez turned a Memorial Service for the victims into a Paul-Wellstonesue political rally; leading the crowd into chanting a gun control slogan. He held a press conference during which he railed against politicians who support the 2nd Amendment and the NRA. He has since appeared on MSDNC (Lawrence O’Donnell and Morning Joe), CNN (Anderson Cooper), The Washington Post granted him space to vent without any counterpoint. And other MFM outlets are lining up to broadcast his grief and rage to the widest possible audience.

The MFM have been eager to give him an outlet to display his grief for public consumption and advancement of the agenda; exactly the way they didn’t for the parents of Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith who were murdered in Benghazi by Mohammedan Terrorist while the president sat back and did nothing to help them. In fact, to the left, four murders in Benghazi have become one of their favorite jokes. I guess Benghazi wasn’t really tragic because it couldn’t be exploited to advance The Agenda.

One can’t fault him for his grief; even if his chosen means of expressing it seems craven and political. But he has no more right to take away anyone’s 2nd Amendment rights because of what happened to his son than the parent of someone killed by a drunk driver has the right to take away everybody’s car.

Obama administration blows a CIA station chief’s cover

Recall how in 2003, a massive scandal erupted when Richard Armitage, a State Department official under then-Secretary Colin Powell, happened to leak Valerie Plame’s name to a journalist. Plame was a CIA Stateside employee (arguably NOT under cover). Armitage was basically gossiping, and he never underwent any prosecution because it was no big deal. Except, of course, the Left/media had a field day pushing the scandal complete with the darkest possible allegations against President Bush, lionization of Plame and her partisan-liar of a husband, a federal prosecutor and a ‘gotcha’ conviction of Scooter Libby (a Bush staffer who was not the key leaker; Armitage was).

Recently, the White House leaked the name of a top CIA officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. His name was really a secret. He does serve abroad (and in a danger zone), and he is endangered by the leak. As the Washington Post puts it:

The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of Obama administration officials who warned that the officer and his family could be at risk if the name were published…

The CIA officer was one of 15 senior U.S. officials identified as taking part in a military briefing for Obama…Their names were included on a list…circulated by e-mail to reporters…

It is unclear whether the disclosure will force the CIA to pull the officer out of Afghanistan…The identities of at least three CIA station chiefs in Pakistan have been exposed in recent years. In one case, a CIA officer became a target of death threats after his cover was blown, forcing the agency to rush him out of the country.

Should we expect any big scandal, Left/media outrage, federal prosecutors or trumped-up convictions over this?

#BringBackOurHurls

Posted by V the K at 10:20 am - May 21, 2014.
Filed under: Liberals,Media Bias

According to the Praetorian Media, the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag diplomacy was a smashing success and a testament to the brilliance of the Obama Administration. They have made this totally unbiased determination on the basis that… millions of people in North America, Europe, and Africa used the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter.

See? It totally worked, you guys.

“But the girls haven’t been brought back,” you say. “But Boko Haram (not a terrorist organization according to Hillary Clinton’s State Department) is still running amok and killing people,” you said. You insist on using the conservative, racist, heteronormative, intolerant, cisgendered, patriarchal, capitalist, extremists standard that a strategy has to accomplish something material in order to be a success.

By that standard, you probably think Obamacare is a failure just because it hasn’t lowered health care costs, expanded consumer choice, or insured all the people who were uninsured, but instead has made things worse across the board.

That’s because you, bigot, don’t understand how success is supposed to be measured. “Accomplishments” just make people who don’t have accomplishments feel bad. The only real measure of success, in ProgressiveWorld, is getting large numbers of people to nod along with you; or very, very small numbers provided they are the right people.

Even if all the girls were beheaded the next day and their bodies tossed in a ditch, the left could still claim success because “that #hashtag sold, dammit!”

New York Times Middle School

Posted by V the K at 4:57 pm - May 18, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Liberals,Media Bias

The behavior of adult liberals is akin to that of middle-school girls. It can be seen, for example, in the Obama Administration’s #Hashtag diplomacy; they really believe that terrorists and dictators can be moved to change their behavior by peer pressure. “Stay out of Ukraine, Mr. Putin, or you can forget about going to the pool party with the cool kids.” “Real Men Don’t Pay For Girls, Mr. Boko Haram. Everybody thinks the whole kidnapping thing is just major uncool, but, whatever.”

If the stories coming out about the behavior of supposedly adult managers and reporters at the New York Times are factual, liberal adults really do act like spoiled tween girls.

Gossipy, catty, insular, cliquey, stressful, immature, cowardly, moody, underhanded, spiteful—the New York Times gives new meaning to the term “hostile workplace.” What has been said of the press—that it wields power without any sense of responsibility—is also a fair enough description of the young adult. And it is to high school, I think, that the New York Times is most aptly compared. The coverage of the Abramson firing reads at times like the plot of an episode of Saved By the Bell minus the sex: Someone always has a crazy idea, everyone’s feelings are always hurt, apologies and reconciliations are made and quickly sundered, confrontations are the subject of intense planning and preparation, and authority figures are youth-oriented, well-intentioned, bumbling, and inept.

And yet this is the same New York Times that day after day, in article after article, instructs its readers, and the country, in how to think, how to vote, what to eat, what to wear, who is in, who is out, what is doubleplus, and what is crimethink. The gall.

The piece goes onto reveal how snubbing an editor or columnist by not sitting at his table in the NYTimes Cafeteria was considered a valid way of expressing peer disapproval.

And then there is… the Moose Incident.

At a 2003 meeting to reassure hundreds of troubled and irate Times staff members that everything was under control, Sulzberger suddenly displayed a stuffed toy moose. “He commented that unhappy Times employees should ‘talk to the moose,’ ‘deal with the moose,’” wrote one journalist, “and he also urged employees to ‘put their moose on the table.’”

This is the culture of the premier publication of the social and political left in the United States. Explains quite a lot, doesn’t it?

No, Lefty Knicker-Twisters, Glenn Beck Did Not Say That Hillary Was a Lesbian

Posted by V the K at 9:05 pm - May 12, 2014.
Filed under: Dishonest Democrats,Media Bias

At the urging of the Gay Left, the MFM got their knickers in a gigantic twist by taking a comment from Glenn Beck out of context.

Anyone curious about how the media works? If you take a short clip from Glenn’s show and a provocative headline, then blast it out to a bunch of blogs looking to get easy traffic – they will usually write it up without really looking for the context. That’s what happened the other day when progressive group Right Wing Watch sent out a clip of Glenn with the headline Beck: ‘Hillary Clinton Will Be Having Sex With A Woman On The White House Desk If It Becomes Popular’Lots of websites ran with it, but they didn’t really look into any of the context. Stu decided to award media outlets like MSNBC, Wonkette, Daily Kos, and The Daily Beast for their terrible, terrible reporting skills on The Wonderful World of Stu.

Watch Viddy at the link. It’s long, but reasonably amusing.

Parades for Some, Closets for Others

Posted by V the K at 6:34 pm - May 11, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias,War on Christians

This… (Except with Michael Sam instead of Jason Collins but basically the same point).

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NFL Drafts Gay Player, Whoopty-Freakin’ Do!

Posted by V the K at 1:05 pm - May 11, 2014.
Filed under: Gay PC Silliness,Media Bias

So, gay athlete Michael Sam — the gay athlete who’s gay — was drafted by the Rams this week, which is totes awesome because he’s gay. Cue: Epic level squeeing from people who don’t much care about football normally.

Did I mention that Michael Sam is gay? Because he’s gay, you know.

Never has ESPN reacted with such teenage-girls-Beatles-Sullivan-Show like excitement to the 249th pick in the NFL Draft. The President even took a break from the hard work of developing a fiscally responsible budget plan and consulting with international leaders on matters of global importance his weekly golf game to call and congratulate the NFL’s 249th Draft Pick.

‘Cos don’t you get it? He’s gay! Gay! GAY! Gay! Gay! Gay!

What position does he play? Is he any good? Who cares? He’s GAY.

And that’s like, super-important, because no one cares about how he performs on the field, it just matters who he sleeps with at night.

Just another little reminder that in a Socialist society, the only purpose of sport is to serve the party and the agenda.

MSDNC: The Network for the Literate, Intellectual Progressive Elite

Posted by V the K at 10:32 am - May 7, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

You can see why they think Obama is so smart and articulate; reading a Teleprompter is actually sort of hard.

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Washingtonian Magazine Tries to Make Obama Apparatchik Look Intellectual, Fails Massively

Posted by V the K at 2:52 pm - April 12, 2014.
Filed under: Media Bias

Washingtonian Mom tried to do a breezy puff-piece on Obama Spokesflack Jay Carney and his wife, MFM Regime Propagandist Claire Shipman, including some staged family pictures to make them all warm and smart; going to the same lengths they would go to to make a conservative look mean and stupid.

It kinda sorta backfired when people noticed most of the books on Carney’s bookshelves were actually Photoshops of other books on Jay Carney’s bookshelves.

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Aside from the very obvious Photoshops, others couldn’t help but notice the Soviet Army posters hanging on the walls in the background.

Now we’re used to Jay Carney giving us the finger, but to lop off his kid’s pinkie to prove a point is rather extreme. In any case, it’s amusing to note the lengths to which the media will go to make Democratic bureaucrats appealing to us.

In the run up to the 2008 election, the Atlantic hired a hate-fueled leftist photographer who took unflattering photos of John McCain for their profile. And yet here we have a popular magazine going out of its way to make the condescending Jay Carney look more human. Because they’d do the same for Bush, right?

This and That

Posted by V the K at 11:14 am - April 11, 2014.
Filed under: Academia,Media Bias,Science

One longerish post to take the place of three shorterish posts.

1. Snotty leftist Stephen Colbert is replacing bitter leftist David Letterman at the Late Show on CBS.  It’s amazing how far a one-joke comedy routine can take you in the left-wing media establishment. (See also, Tina Fay).

2. Leftist academics think MLK and convicted murderer Mumia Abu Jamal are pretty much equivalent, and a California teacher has decided to indoctrinate his 11th graders to that effect.  What is with the left and making heroes out of murderers?

3. Scientists have developed an artificial vajayjay.  The Sandy Fluke jokes write themselves.

And suddenly, HFT

I never knew that Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy. But I digress.

CBS recently did a good piece on High Frequency Trading (HFT), a means by which well-connected computers churn the stock markets and skim the cream. 15 minutes, here it is:

But a few things are odd about HFT as a story, or at least noteworthy.

First: the curious absence of government involvement. HFT has been going on for years (Zero Hedge started blogging it in 2009). Where have the vaunted government regulators been, all this time? Answer: Nowhere (until right now, as we’ll discuss in a minute).

The CBS piece praises Brad Katsuyama, a trader who figured out years ago how HFT works and founded a new exchange, IEX, to try to defeat HFT. That’s a great example of private enterprise being ahead of the regulators.

In fact, private enterprise has run circles around the regulators; first by creating HFT, then by being years ahead of government in working to defeat HFT. Could it be that government regulation isn’t effective? (cough)

The mainstream media’s absence from the HFT story until now (2014) is also striking. And that brings us to the second oddity: the timing of the CBS story. As if by magic, within days of its airing, we have also had announcements that the FBI will finally probe HFT. And that Goldman-Sachs will back IEX, the new HFT-free exchange. (Update: And the pr0n-watching SEC finally, also, investigating.)

I’m old enough to recognize a co-ordinated campaign. Granting that HFT is a real story, I still must speculate that the reason why HFT is suddenly on our collective lips, under investigation, etc., is because somebody powerful finds it convenient, at this time. (Where in the previous five years, they didn’t find it convenient.)

Who is that somebody? I don’t know. I did just note that Goldman-Sachs is rolling with the punches, at least. Over at Zero Hedge, they speculate that HFT is now being set up as the scapegoat for a coming stock market bubble-crash. The Federal Reserve is (by its QE, ZIRP and many other policies) the biggest market-rigger of all. The Fed has engineered the stock market bubble of the last five years. And, when that bubble bursts eventually, the Fed will want us all to blame something or someone else.

UPDATE: On CNBC, Katsuyama and a (truly obnoxious) pro-HFT guy get down-n-dirty. Good times.

One reason (of many) to #BanBossy

Remember a couple of years ago, Hillary yukking it up over the death of a foreign head of State? “We came, we saw, he died! (har har)”

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Granted that the victim (Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi) was an enemy and dictator who probably deserved it; still, I can’t recall any of Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, or George W. Bush ever showing such ugly pleasure in the death of any other human being.

If I’m mistaken – if there is a comparable example, from one of Bush Cheney Rice – please remind me in the comments.

UPDATE: Garry Kasparov, the anti-Putin dissident and former chess champion, just tweeted another possible reason to #BanBossy:

Hillary was the captain of the Titanic that was US-Russia relations as Secretary of State. Her as admiral of whole fleet makes me nervous!

Not to change the subject, but Kasparov’s new article at Politico reminds us who Putin is.

Potluck

These items have been all over, and deserve to be noticed here at GayPatriot.

Liberal bias, in media & academia? Why, yes.

More people seeing that the Emperor Has No Clothes? Thankfully, yes.

  • Obama is under water on the Ukraine crisis. 42% approve his handling, 43% disapprove.
  • While a bipartisan majority support sanctions against Russia, they’re mainly older people, because younger people say no. Among the Obama-voting 35-and-under, 55% are against it.

IRS / Tea Party scandal as real as ever? Yup.

  • Great, daily coverage at TaxProf Blog.
  • Yes, Lerner targeted the Tea Party, and even what she called “organizations woven by the fabulously rich and hugely influential Koch brothers”. More Koch Derangement Syndrome. Some people are on too much Koch!
  • Lerner continued last week to plead the 5th. The IRS will give up all her emails, supposedly; I put it that way because enough time has passed that only God knows what they may have scrubbed.

FROM THE (OTHER) COMMENTS: In the other Koch Derangement Syndrome thread, some fine comments are relevant here.

  • runningrn says “The Koch brothers didn’t even crack the top 10 when it came to the top political donors. In fact they are way the heck down the list at number 59…The 6 biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats…”
  • And Annie gives us the WSJ link.

One should ask why the IRS doesn’t target all that union money? Or target, to coin a phrase, “organizations woven by the fabulously rich and hugely influential George Soros”?

AND SOME FOLLOW-UPS:

  • Rep. Alan Grayson (D – FL) won’t be charged after allegations that he physically abused his wife. GP talked about it here. The video evidence – which was incomplete (having gaps in it) – did not support Lolita Carson-Grayson’s story. Nonetheless, a judge granted her a restraining order against Rep. Grayson. We’re still waiting for the new feminist campaign, “I BELIEVE YOU, LOLITA!”
  • Gary Lyngar answers his son, who had made a splash by claiming “I lost my dad to Fox News”. Hint: The son was about as real and honest with us as you’d expect from a writer who whines about his parent’s politics. As the elder Mr. Lyngar puts it, his son was “dead wrong” and “a lot of it’s his perception of what’s going on and not reality”.