As the week ended, Obama’s palace guard in the American media were demanding that every other Republican candidate distance himself from Donald Trump’s failure to correct, among thousands of attendees at his events, one who apparently is under the illusion that the President is a Muslim.
Any candidate who plays this game with the Obamamedia is a fool. Assuming for the sake of argument that the questioner is genuine and not a plant (like, say, the 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn’t make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation)
The MFM have taken sides. Locked in a fifty-year-old paradigm, the media have happily promoted the narrative that all cops are racists who gun down innocent black schoolchildren at will, and minorities who break the law are only stealing bread to feed their starving families. You would have to have a heart of stone not to be amused when their embrace of this narrative comes round and bites them in the butt.
“At least a dozen robberies of television news crews and still photographers that has plagued the San Francisco Bay Area in recent years. Camera crews from major Bay Area television stations and photographers from two newspapers have been robbed of their pricey gear. Two have been pistol whipped. An Oakland Tribune photographer lost five cameras in two incidents.”
The police have made no arrests, but you really can’t blame them if they haven’t been trying too hard. BTW, this is interesting information about the Sheriff of San Francisco that I was previously unaware of.
The Sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, [is] himself a violent criminal who cannot carry a gun because of his domestic-violence past.
It was certainly very progressive of the people of San Francisco to elect a criminal as their chief law enforcement officer.
Major Garrett of CBS News asked the president a legitimate question yesterday, and the president lost his temper. The press corps went went nanners attacking Garrett for “disrespecting” their president… for asking a legitimate question.
Their are very few real journalists working in the American news media today, most of them could better be described as “Democrat Media Operatives.” But their fierce, almost tribal defense of Obama and attacks against his critics are not mere partisanship. A lot of that anger comes from the MFM knowing that Obama is not the massive genius intellect they sold the public in 2008. That he isn’t a great and awesome president. He isn’t even as cool as they would like to believe he is. He’s a mediocrity elevated far above his gifts, and that his presidency is a trail of failure and damage to the country.
The press actually gets to see Obama unfiltered. They know he’s a mediocrity at best, but they sold him. He is their product and their prize; America’s First Black President. Race, party, and ego trump everything else. And when someone like Major Garrett, or before him, Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, exposes the president’s mediocrity, the press turns on him.
It’s like “The Emperor’s New Clothes” only at the end, the truth-telling kid gets beaten to death by the angry mob trying to protect the delusions of their delusional and mediocre king.
This is actually very very clever. It gives the appearance that the media are actually being critical of Hillary, but without actually hurting her electorally. Most voters think all politicians are dishonest anyway. Meanwhile, CNN can avoid talking about the things Hillary is being dishonest about(Influence peddling, destroying evidence, running a phony charity)that might actually hurt her with voters.
Well played, CNN.
Meanwhile, does anyone find the current Democrat swoon over septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders kind of ironic given what these same Democrats were saying about Septuagenarian John McCain back in 2008?
Pollster Rasmussen is shocked… SHOCKED… to find that people are losing their respect for laws and the courts.
Rasmussen’s new survey found that now a third (33%) of likely U.S. voters support the rights of states to ignore federal court rulings, a 9-point increase from February. The number opposing states’ rights to override the federal courts fell by six points to 52 percent, while 15 percent remain undecided.
Rasmussen declares that what is “even more disturbing” about the findings is that those who support the states are Republicans and conservatives, those who “traditionally have been the most supportive of the Constitution and the separation of powers.”
What Rasmussen is missing is that Rule of Law in this country has been undermined by the ruling party for political purposes, and that’s why Conservatives have lost faith in the courts.
Illegal Aliens are essentially exempt from American law. The president lawlessly decided to wave his hand and nullify immigration laws passed by the legislature.
The Supreme Court gives itself the power to write marriage laws for all fifty states, on the basis that gay people’s feelings get hurt and there is a Constitutional right to “dignity.”
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton… commits a string of felonies… mishandling classified data, influence peddling, tax evasion… and is untouched by the law.
Democrat Governor Jon Corzine bilks investors out of billions, and walks away scot-free.
But Christian bakeries and Gibson Guitars get legally curb-stomped for political incorrectness.
The reason people are losing faith in the ‘Rule of Law.’ and Separation of Powers is because it’s become very clear that the political leadership and their activist mob groups are using the law as a tool to punish political opponents. There is no more equality under the law; the law has become just a political weapon wielded by Democrats and their voting constituencies to punish the other side.
And people who aren’t angry about it are ignorant or like that the law is being used in this way.
In other polling news. 70% of Americans believe the media is intentionally biased. On a related note, CNN gave Hillary Clinton a tongue-bath this afternoon.
This is interesting.
An official with the jihad-advocacy group CAIR has been arrested in a pedophile sting operation after attempting to meet up with a “12 year old girl” who turned out to be several adult cops.
Seems like this story has been receiving considerably less coverage than the Josh Duggar thing, doesn’t it?
Also, United Airlines has apologized to the Islamist who threw a tantrum because an infidel flight attendant insisted on treating her like every other passenger instead of a privileged Mohammedan overlord who is entitled her own can of Diet Coke (unlike other passengers who get like a third of a can in a little plastic cup.) CAIR is disappointed that UAL simply fired the flight attendant. I guess she should have been beheaded or something.
It’s nice that the press has the pseudo-woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner to talk about; it gives them cover to ignore Hillary’s corruption scandals, and other things.
I realize that most of the Jenner-hype is intended as promo for the new Jenner-based reality series, Look at me, I’m a Tranny, or whatever it’s called. The entertainment media think it’s going to be a huge hit. (They think everything that advances their social agenda is going to be a huge hit.) I’m dubious. I am sure initially it will make a big splash in basic cable terms, but I think the novelty factor will wear off quickly. People watch reality shows for the trainwreck aspect, but the Agenda says that Jenner can’t be a trainwreck, but must be portrayed… always… as a positive role model. That will get boring pretty quickly.
After spending 2012 gleefully promoting the narrative that Mitt Romney was too rich and out of touch to relate to average Americans, the Democrat Media Operatives at the Washington Post are now attacking Marco Rubio… for not being rich enough.
Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year. He earned $52,000 from book royalties and a university teaching position, and at least $5,000 more from rental property.
And yet, the 43-year-old Florida Republican also made what is typically viewed as a desperate financial maneuver — cashing out nearly $70,000 in retirement funds.
As Rubio runs for president, newly disclosed personal finance details have drawn fresh attention to a long-running problem during his political career: his struggles with money.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Rubio said that he needed “access to cash” for personal expenses and in anticipation of running for president. He said he has at least two other active retirement accounts.
“My refrigerator broke down,” Rubio said. “That was $3,000. I had to replace the air-conditioning unit in our home. My kids all go to school, and they are getting closer to college, and school’s getting more expensive.”
And the Democrat Media Operatives produce a quote from a Democrat Party Apparatchik to explain why this is a problem. ““Most average Americans are not buying a $3,000 refrigerator,” he said. “Most families don’t have the luxury of sending their kids to private schools.”
Actually, $3,000 is not out of line for a quality refrigerator that meets the stringent EPA energy saving requirements. As for withdrawing from retirement accounts, a lot of middle class people have to hit those accounts for emergencies; like the year my employer screwed up the withholding on my state income taxes and I got hit with a sudden unexpected $8,000 tax bill.
Meanwhile, Hillary and Bill rack up millions of dollars from foreign governments, crony corporations, and special interest groups who sure as hell are not paying them because their speeches are so full of wisdom and sound business advice — and the WaPo doesn’t bat an eye.
The Democrat Media Operatives (a.k.a. “journalists”) in the MFM love to hound Republican candidates on the most divisive issues they possibly can. No one in the MFM will ever ask Hillary to explain why she supports partial birth abortion or gun control, but Republicans are hounded constantly about gay marriage. The Democrat press has discovered that if they ask Republicans nothing but questions about divisive social issues, their hacks can then claim that “Republicans are obsessed with social issues because they won’t talk about anything else.”
Most Republicans just try and play along with the game; vainly hoping that they can get away with the same anodyne, focus group tested non-answers that Democrats get away with. They naively assume that the press isn’t a Democrat propaganda machine staffed by Democrat operatives.
“Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?” [Senator Ted] Cruz asked after fielding multiple questions on gay rights. “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”
Cruz also said he did not think his opposition to gay marriage will hurt his chances with moderate voters.
“With respect, I would suggest not drawing your questions from MSNBC — they have very few viewers and they are a radical and extreme partisan outlet,” Cruz told a reporter.
As Rubio left Miami’s Freedom Tower earlier in the day after rehearsing his speech, O’Donnell could be heard shouting: “Senator, you’re the youngest candidate. Are you prepared to be president, sir?”
“Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
Republicans are grilled about abortion constantly by the MFM; it’s the media arm of the DNC’s way of providing grist for the mills of other Democrat activists to generate attacks against them. It’s why Democrat Media Operative George Snuffleupagus asked an inane question about contraception at a Republican debate so that his other Democrat operatives could set up the narrative that Republicans want to “deny women access to contraception” (and tampons) that many, many stupid women fell for and so voted Democrat.
The Democrat Party’s official position on abortion, according to DNC Chairhead Debbie Wasserman-Schulz is “No restrictions at all.” “Period.”
This means abortion is legal right up to the moment the foetus exits the birth canal; passage through which magically changes an undifferentiated mass of cells into a human baby eligible for welfare, according to Democrats.
This means abortion is legal for sex-selection, for disposing of a baby who is at risk of turning gay, or for organ harvesting. All legal. No restrictions means no restrictions.
This means that Planned Parenthood’s policy of not reporting the adult rapists of underage girls to law enforcement.
It means taxpayer dollars pay for late term abortions, sex selection abortions, gay abortions, and all the rest of it.
But don’t expect the Democrat Media Operatives in the MFM to ever press their Political Counterparts on those facts.
The MFM have no interest in hunting down Hillary Clintons magical disappearing emails and no interest in getting access to Emperor Obama’s college records… yet they can dig up Jeb Bush’s voting Registration from 2009 and do an in-depth examination on Scott Walker’s purchase of a sweater from Kohl’s.
Can anyone really make a case that the MFM are not Democrat operatives with bylines?
Derangement has become the default state of the left, so it’s little surprise that the left-wing media is in full derangement mode over the possible candidacy of Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. (So, apparently, is one of the losers who steered Landslide McCain’s disastrous campaign straight into the ground.)
The deranged left-wing feminist site Jezebel published a smear-piece on Scott Walker, claiming he was going to make it illegal for colleges to report rapes and sexual assaults, (reminds one of the lie that Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons).
the Daily Beast and the Huffington Post, the latter of which is still flogging it. NARAL and a dingbat feminist coven known as the “Women’s Media Center” also promoted the story after it was revealed to be completely false.
This is what you can expect when the media become the PR wing of one political party; there is no downside to publishing a false hit-piece on a politician whom the party wishes to destroy.
Did you guess “Racism?” Of course it’s “Racism.” With the New York Times, all criticism of Obama is always racism.
When Rudolph Giuliani said that he does “not believe that the president loves America,” he became the latest in a long line of public figures to question the loyalty or allegiance of the country’s first nonwhite president. While these criticisms are ostensibly directed at Barack Obama’s worldview, as Mr. Giuliani later said, they appear to reflect — or exploit — the tendency to associate being American with being white.
The Telegraph is a respected, conservative British paper. Except, according to ex-employee Peter Oborne, it has been going downhill – along with the rest of the media:
It is not only the Telegraph that is at fault here. The past few years have seen the rise of shadowy executives who determine what truths can and what truths can’t be conveyed across the mainstream media.
Oborne’s thought-provoking piece contains much more; I enjoyed (though was saddened by) Reading The Whole Thing. Hat tip: ZH.
MSDNC — the network solely that exists to cheerlead for Obama and attack anyone who disagrees with his policies as a racist — is experiencing its lowest ratings in a decade. No one… no one… takes MSDNC seriously as a news network, and when one of your leading hosts asks the Attorney General of the United States to quack like a duck, it is easy to see why that is.
But the point of MSDNC is not to get ratings, deliver the news, or even make money. It exists so that Comcast can ingratiate itself with the Democrat Party and receive favorable regulatory treatment.
Meanwhile, Glee, a program that exists solely to glorify gayness and attack middle American values, is also scraping the bottom of the ratings barrel as American viewing audiences grow thoroughly tired of its schtick. Although, to be honest, Glee was never really popular in the mainstream, but only among social progressives who thought it had a Very Important Lesson(TM) for middle America. See also, Girls.
The audience of people who want to be lectured at by smug, head-tilty leftists is much smaller than the progressive left would like it to be; and consists mainly of other smug, head-tilty leftists having their prejudices reaffirmed and who presume the preaching is aimed at others.
Since 1939, France has had the kind of “Common Sense Gun Control Laws” that groups financed by Mike Bloomberg claim to favor (although the laws don’t go far enough, in their view, because they still permit a small number of private citizens to own firearms.) The editorialists at the Washington Post are baffled why France’s strict gun laws failed to prevent the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
A genuinely troubling question: Why didn’t France’s gun laws save the Charlie Hebdo victims?
There is no right to bear arms for the French, and to own a gun, you need a hunting or sporting license which needs to be repeatedly renewed and requires a psychological evaluation.
You mean the Mohammedan terrorists refused to apply for gun permits or sit for psychological valuations, but decided to get guns anyway? Jamais dans la vie!
Even a dumb hick from flyover country could explain why gun control laws fail; because criminals and terrorists don’t obey gun laws. But the leftists at the Washington Post clearly are too educated to understand that.