Category: Main Stream Media

Brokaw Fuzzy On Obama’s Problems

Brokaw: No President Has Faced So Many Problems

Really?

No president has faced so many problems or created so many problems? I’m pretty sure Brokaw meant to say created, because Obama’s presidency, from an hours-spent-actually-doing-presidential-stuff  perspective, has been a cake walk. And from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look like he’s focusing, razor-like, on any problems.

What problems has Obama faced that he hasn’t created? Hmmm…well, there is that getting locked out of the White House problem.

"Um..guys..hello...I'm, uh, here. Could someone, uh, let me in?"

But, in truth, he actually created this little fiasco by a) not hiring competent people to house-sit, and b) not remembering the White House key Bill Clinton hid under the back door flower pot.

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Fox News Takes Off Gloves For Mainstream Media Slap-Down

Fox News Ad Draws Protests

So Fox runs this ad in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and the state-run media goes apoplectic. Hmm…I don’t see anything wrong with this ad except that it might just be the first honest one to be in print in decades.

But Fox’s competitors don’t agree.

ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider described the ad as “outrageous and false.” NBC spokeswoman Lauren Kapp said that “the facts . . . prove it wrong.” CNN spokeswoman Edie Emery called the ad “blatantly false.”

And, according to the Huffington Post Fox News Newspaper Ad Makes False Claims About Tea Party Coverage. Well, that pretty much settles it; Fox is dead wrong and somehow, we all must have missed CNN, NBC, ABC, and MSNBC’s hourly updates on the Tea Party. Funny, whenever I turned to those stations all I saw was Obama’s ugly mug. My TV must be on the fritz.

As long as we are whining over “blatantly false” ads, I’d like to offer up a few that I think fit the bill.

First, this little dandy from California is the front-runner in the Democrat’s favorite game of Race-Baiting for Health Care.

Next up is one from Greenpeace. Aside from the obvious question, “How did they calculate that 90 year number?”, to my knowledge, you can’t actually grow a box of Kleenex, but I could be mistaken.

And we all know this ad is patently untrue. Since when do Democrats require people to register to vote?

And this little gem from the World Health Organization. Making the world smoke free while making abortions safer. Hard to argue with the logic chain going on here.

And lastly, in what might be the biggest bag of lies in the advertising industry, I give you this.

Nuff said.

If Joe Wilson’s Story Were Told By a Real Journalist

Since we haven’t seen one in nearly three decades, I’d like to show you what a real journalist looks like. Meet Li Zensheng, a news photographer during China’s Cultural Revolution.

This from the write-up for an exhibit of his work: Red-Color News Soldier

The Cultural Revolution in China (1966–76) remains one of the most complicated political movements of the twentieth century. Almost no visual documentation of the period exists; that which does is influenced by government control over media, arts, and cultural institutions. Li Zhensheng (b. 1940), a photojournalist living in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang during the revolution, managed, at great personal risk, to hide and preserve more than 30,000 negatives during the ten-year period. He made images as a party-approved photographer for the Heilongjiang Daily. This body of work is the only known existing photographic documentation of the Cultural Revolution.

The following are pictures from Zensheng’s work. I’m pretty sure these are framed and hung over the fireplaces of a few prominent Democrats.

This is what the Democrats want to do to Sen. Joe Wilson. It’s called self-incrimination. The Chinese government under Mao Tse-tung employed this rather effective tactic on anyone who didn’t do the Happy Dance in favor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Actually, they even did it to those who had been loyal to the party but had fallen out of favor for one reason or another. The reasons, by the way, never had to be justified.

Humiliation was the main ingredient in Mao’s fight against dissent, real or imagined. In a culture that highly valued personal honor and integrity, this was an especially effective tactic for convincing the Chinese people that Mao really was a nice guy and wanted the best for them.

This man is probably being jeered at by people who used to be his friends and neighbors. Often, family members and close friends were ordered to write incrimination papers about the person who was to be “disciplined”. They would then have to stand up and read these papers in front of a crowd and the one being humiliated.

Think Joe Wilson standing on the House floor apologizing to his peers for pointing out that our president is a pathological liar.

Never, ever entertain for one moment that the Democratic Party is breaking new ground. That we haven’t seen this type of behavior in America…yet, is not only evidence of grace from above, but also evidence that the American spirit flat-out won’t allow it. It is this that has the Democrats mad as hell.

Liberal Democrats are continually pilfering from the playbooks of despots, dictators, and radicals. And, if we are willing to learn,there exist warnings from those who have lived under oppressive and abusive governments. We would do well to heed these warnings for they came at great risk for the purpose of making sure these types of governments are stopped before they start.

Unfortunately, America is behind the power curve when it comes to heeding the warnings of history.

Parsing Obama’s Cronkite Memorial-Media Slap Down

Walter Cronkite 1916-2009

When I die, I hope someone who really doesn’t know me and knows even less about my profession speaks at my funeral. And I also hope that said person who speaks at my funeral will spice things up a bit by adding to my eulogy some well placed digs at his loyal followers . Yep, that’s what I want at my funeral.

And lucky for Walter Cronkite, that’s what he got when Obama sauntered his self-proclaimed enigmatic self up to the podium to speak at his memorial service. And present was Obama’s loyal media who, with wide teary eyes, listened duitfully as Obama castigated them for… being loyal.

“And this is how we remember Walter Cronkite today. But we also remember and celebrate the journalism that Walter practiced — a standard of honesty and integrity and responsibility to which so many of you have committed your careers. It’s a standard that’s a little bit harder to find today.”

Call me overly sensitive, but I’d probably execute one of those “Excuse me?” brow crinkles if I were a member of his media elite and heard this. But it gets better.

“We know that this is a difficult time for journalism. Even as appetites for news and information grow, newsrooms are closing. Despite the big stories of our era, serious journalists find themselves all too often without a beat. Just as the news cycle has shrunk, so has the bottom line.”

This is a difficult time in journalism only in that journalists have been banned from actually practicing journalism. Obama’s lackeys in the MSM aren’t the sharpest crayons in the box, but they do know that investigating those ‘big’ stories and working the ‘beat’ would earn them a pink slip and cavity search from Obama’s thought police. And might I add that I’m pretty sure it’s not the news cycle that’s shrinking, but, rather, the collective kahunas in the news room.

“And too often, we fill that void with instant commentary and celebrity gossip and the softer stories that Walter disdained rather than the hard news and investigative journalism he championed. “

Yep, he’s got us all pegged with this one. We’d all much rather watch Katie Couric interview Lil Wayne, and see Chris Matthews throw softball questions at Barry’s daughter than have a true, bonafide journalist relentlessly drill Obama about his health care plan or inquire of Barney Frank why his mother never fixed that lisp.

“What happened today?” is replaced with “Who won today?”

On orders from the White House, the MSM isn’t allowed to ask, “What happened today”. Guess the President didn’t get the memo.

“The public debate cheapens. The public trust falters.”

Translation: The public doesn’t trust you because you work for me. The debate has cheapened and it’s your fault. I will make you look as ignorant and unprofessional as I am. While you do my bidding, I will malign you, and you’ll learn to like it. Keep up the good work or you’ll find a horse’s head in your bed.

“We fail to understand our world or one another as well as we should — and that has real consequences in our own lives and in the life of our nation. “

Well, at least he has the consequences thing right, but I contend that it’s the left side of this country that has a problem with understanding. Thanks to the hard-hitting and fact-filled reporting coming out of Obama’s media, America’s liberals think terrorists have a sensitive side and Obama really won’t pull the plug on Grandma.

“We seem stuck with a choice between what cuts to our bottom line and what harms us as a society. Which price is higher to pay? Which cost is harder to bear?”

So, I guess he’s saying that the journalistic malpractice that his media lackeys perform is more profitable than actual hard-core, old-school journalism. Trust me, that won’t last. Again, if I were a media dweeb who had abandoned my ethics and jumped on the Obama Thought Reform bus, I’d be thinking he was getting ready to throw me under said bus for earning a few bucks by doing exactly what his administration told me to do.

“This democracy,” Walter said, “cannot function without a reasonably well-informed electorate.” That’s why the honest, objective, meticulous reporting that so many of you pursue with the same zeal that Walter did is so vital to our democracy and our society: Our future depends on it.”

Key phrase here: Reasonably well-informed. Not “really well-informed”; not “highly informed”; not “uber informed”, but “reasonably well-informed”. The media, to their credit, has been Obama’s willing accomplice in ensuring that the bar never inches above “reasonably well-informed”. In fact, Obama’s media has worked overtime trying to lower the bar to “dismally-uninformed” because that’s what his administration needs in order to continue paving America’s highway to hell.

And the only thing that can be said about honest, meticulous, objective reporting is that Obama doesn’t want any of it going on around him or his administration.

“He understood the challenges and the pressures and the temptations facing journalism in this new era. He believed that a media company has an obligation to pursue a profit, but also an obligation to invest a good chunk of that profit back into news and public affairs.”

Translation for this baby goes something like this: Media companies, like all big corporations with CEOs who make scads of money in this evil capitalist market, are hereby notified that they will be returning a good chunk (aka: all) of their profits back over to the government (aka: Obama) who will soon be running the whole shebang anyway. If this is confusing to you, think General Motors.

I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating: There is no loyalty among Democrats. (Actually, truth be told, I said there is no loyalty among Communists, but why split hairs?)

Obama’s media darling, Chris Matthews, didn’t know how right he got it when he said Obama was the last Kennedy brother. I just hope Matthews and his colleagues recognize the Kopechne technique when they see it, because not only won’t Obama save them when they drown, he’ll be the one who drives them into the river.

Gov Runs Out of Funds for Pravda-Vision

MyWayNews:

In less than six weeks, the nation’s television broadcasters are due to shut off their analog signals and begin transmitting in digital – potentially blacking out as many as 8 million U.S. households that rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air channels.

Tell me how this is a bad thing.

Using my prowess as a conspiratorial thinker, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only reason the government is hell-bent on making sure everyone’s TVs are digitally compliant is so that the steady stream of liberalism coming from the news and entertainment establishments won’t be thwarted.

Sure, there are some valid public safety issues at stake here, like the importance of early warning for things like tornados, nuclear attacks, and the Republicans electing another useless moderate. But, make no mistake, the safety of the American people isn’t really the big concern.

And tell me, where did the $19 billion go?

In 2005, Congress required the digital shift to free up chunks of wireless spectrum to be used for emergency-response networks and commercial services. The government has raised roughly $19 billion by auctioning off this spectrum.

 

CNN Outsources to Hamas

Hot Air:

A victim of the rampant media layoffs, CNN has been forced to outsource their Mid-East news bureau to Hamas.

According to an unnamed CNN spokesperson, “It was a financial decision, not a Semitic one. Hamas journalists are much cheaper to employ than American journalists. And, more importantly, Hamas has a proven track record for being fair and balanced, which is something CNN has, and will always be known for.”

And the American media’s disdain toward Israel begins.

Related:

NewsBusters: CNN Withdraws Hamas Video

Little Green Footballs: A Staged Scene?

Litttle Green Footballs: CNN Says Video Legit

Quote of the Day: Plugging Ann Coulter

For today’s quote of the day (and the only quote of the day that has ever graced Seeing Red), I offer up Ann Coulter from her new book Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America:

“The media’s fawning over Obama knew no bounds, and yet, in the midst of the most incredible media conspiracy to turn this jug-eared clodhopper into some combination of Winston Churchill and a young Elvis, you were being a bore if you mentioned the liberal media.”

If ever I had a hero…

Obama: “I’d Like To Thank the Truly Stupid For Your Vote.”

I unabashedly stole this from Rush’s site.

 

 

Seems the folks at HowObamaGotElected.com have stunningly proven what we on the right have been saying all along: The average Obamite is dangerously stupid.

Not surprisingly, the average intellectually challenged Obama supporter could cite important facts like the cost of Palin’s wardrobe, and that she has a pregnant daughter; but when asked who controls congress, they all replied, “Republican.”

Then, when the quick-as-lightening crowd was asked if they knew who Barney Frank, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were…

…………crickets………

(stupid grin)…”Uh,I don’t know”…

…more crickets…

The question as to whether they could write their name with a Crayon was met with more cheesy grins, lapses of silence, vacant stares, and one self-conscious hair flip.

While the intention of the poll was to point out the media’s biased handling of the candidates and not make Obama voters look…stupid, I think it was successful on both fronts.

Rich Sanchez of CNN: Living Proof that Journalism is Dead

In case you’ve ever questioned the accusation that CNN is a gaggle of miserable, biased, leftist wing-nuts…I offer this:

 

 

So, when Joe said this:

Why are you vetting me out and you haven’t done this for Obama? You are asking me all these insane questions I asked a question of an elected public official and you are going to ask me these questions? That’s kind of ridiculous man.

Sanchez, in an inspired moment of ignorance, replies with this:

You have gone on the air and endorsed John McCain, you are no longer just Joe private person, you have thrust yourself into this campaign by holding news conferences talking to reporters and endorsing a candidate. You have to be asked the tough questions my friend. That’s the way it works in this country

Hey Sanchez, Joe was a private citizen when Obamites used government computers to “vet” him. And secondly, if having to be asked the tough questions is the way this country works, then why haven’t you, or anyone else at CNN, had the kahonahs to ask Obama the tough questions?

The answer to that, by the way, is obvious. Lackluster journalists, such as Sanchez, will sacrifice anything, including their intelligence, to keep their place among Obama’s minions.

Public Education and TV in America: How the Left Controls the Polls

Warning: This post is long, slams liberal ideology, and is worthy of a plush seat and a tall cold one.

While the leftist, Hollywood Politico wing-nuts are running the show (and the election) in this country, I find it stunning that no one seems to be able to figure out why. But what I find truly disturbing is that conservatives are scratching their heads wondering how this could be happening.

I’ve got two words: Education and TV.

Once again, it’s time for a history lesson and a dose of reality. We’ll start with the history lesson.

The number one reason militant, immoral liberals are lauded and deified while they mock and tear at the very moral fabric of this nation, (and waltz into power) is because, for the past eight decades or so, America’s children have been subject to a nasty little version of behavior modification called Public Education. There, I said it. I’m finally coming out of my home school closet with the gloves on. It’s time to pay attention.

To fully understand the the culpability of America’s pub-ed system, we must take a little trip back in time. Think back to the one-room school house and those little minions who actually got an education. The Bible, in many cases, was the book that was used as the “reader” to teach the children to…well, read. Things were moving along rather well until…

…Jump to the early 1900’s -John Dewey and Co. What a guy. John Dewey was a pragmatist, and a proponent of what was then affectionately called Progressive Education. Dewey and his followers thought up a system to reform the schools. But the schools weren’t in need of reform. The seeds of an interminable, liberal, Democratic pattern were being sown.

Dewey and his cohorts denounced traditional schooling. You know, the type that actually educates and trains children to think critically. Dewey wanted to replace the traditional schooling method with a child centered approach. Bottom line: They weren’t so much interested in learning as in socializing children, getting them accustomed to group activities and taking the direction of the group. I call it Sheeple Camp. They proposed to use the schools as the entering wedge for transforming society. In short, they sought to use the schools as a training ground for collectivism (that would be Obamaism, otherwise known as socialism) under the guise of being progressive. (Think: Change and hope. History is repeating.)

Who were Dewey’s cohorts? John Gatto, former New York state Teacher of the Year, and author of Dumbing Us Down writes:

Edward Thorndike (he is the Thorndike of the Thorndike/Barnard dictionary), and John Dewey of Columbia’s Teacher’s College and their industrialist allies [John D.Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and J.P. Morgan], decided to bend government schooling to business and the political state just exactly as it had been bent in Prussia. A higher mission would exist too. Schools would serve as “instruments of managed evolution, establishing conditions for selective breeding before the masses take things into their own hands” (Quoted from a published essay by Edward Thorndike at Columbia Teacher’s college in 1911).

More from Thorndike:

It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, sooner or later, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal.

Then there is this from the very first report issued by John D. Rockefeller’s General Education Board. This is their first mission statement:

“In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into men of learning or philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, statesmen, politicians, creatures of whom we have ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in an perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way”.

But let’s not stop there; here’s a montage of the ideas from the men behind the morphing of America’s public education system over the years.

“The children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone would be interdependent.”-John Dewey

“Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.” -William Torrey Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education from 1889-1906.

“Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed customs. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.” -William Torrey Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education from 1889-1906.

“Individual talent is too sporadic and unpredictable to be allowed any important part in the organization society. Social systems which endure are built on the average person who can be trained to occupy any position adequately if not brilliantly.” -Stuart Chase, The Proper Study of Mankind, 1948.

“Nothing is more central to the maintenance of social order than the regulatory mechanisms employed to control and socialize our children.” -Ronald Boostom, Coordinator for Juvenile “Justice” in California, 1980.

I won’t even go into how poorly American children do on those incredibly mind-numbing standardized tests, or how colleges are having to lower their standards for their incoming freshmen, and I’ll skip the part about how the schools are handing out diplomas to functional illiterates en masse. It’s old news by now. And for all the money the National Education Association lobbies for (…er…it’s for the children…), nary a dime goes into actually, educating the kiddos. Last time I checked, the Democratic National Committee got more than the students. But make no mistake, this is all by design.

Suffice it to say, the talk of “fixing” America’s schools is pointless. It would be right up there with such worthwhile endeavors as nailing Jell-O to a tree, or trying to convince Bill Clinton that sex outside of marriage is a bad thing. Based on history, public education in America (and the Clinton’s marriage) is chugging along exactly as planned. Where once there were Bibles, we now have condoms. Where once was taught history, we now have political correctness, environmentalism, and anti-America rhetoric. Where once the kids actually learned, now they are shot. Yes, I’d say things are moving along quite smashingly.

So, how does all this tie to the current election and the gaggle of lunatics who seem to be running the show? To answer that, another question must be addressed: Why does it seem as if no one really understands what is at stake in this election? Here’s the key, folks. Precious few truly understand because the goal of the progressivism that spawned our government-run educational system has been met. Vast amounts of our population are uneducated in history and economics (by the pub-ed’s design), unable to think logically or critically (by the pub-ed’s design), and thus, unable to see the danger that lies ahead (again, by the pub-ed’s design).

And just what is the danger? The danger is in the forfeiting of this nation’s sovereignty, and our liberty to the Democratic group-hug called collectivism, aka, socialism. Make no mistake, the founding fathers of public education were unabashed collectivists. And their heirs are no less determined.

And who are their heirs? Glad you asked. Tenured college professors who willingly and knowingly train future teachers in the art of social reconstruction, humanism, and globalism; the Hollywood elite who have cashed in on America’s steadily declining intellect and morals; prominent newspaper and media moguls who, over the years, have raked in millions from the very giants who blueprinted our educational system. In the words of Goose, “The list is long, but distinguished.”

But enough with history. Now for the dose of reality. It’s time for that smack between the eyes that nearly everyone, present company included, deserves. Because, while it’s easy on the conscience to point the finger at the left, the sad, unavoidable truth is this: The other reason the Hollywood Politico wing-nuts have been given credibility while they assault America with their congressionally protected degeneracy and their blathering hate-America political lunacy — the reason they’ve been awarded the big nod is this: Americans arrange their living rooms, and their lives around the television.

Think about it.

America worships at the shrine of HDTV. We can’t live without it, at least that’s what we are being led to believe. From TVs hanging from the ceilings of malls and Wal-Marts, the mini TVs running the CNN ticker at bank drive-through lanes, and the scads of idiot boxes in doctors’ and dentists’ offices, you’d think the average American incapable of a single moment lost in quiet thought.

Ah, but isn’t that the point? A person who engages in the thinking process is a dangerous person in the eyes of a liberal, even if that thinking is done during the ten minutes it takes to buy a gallon of milk. Which, by the way, is about all the time it would take to realize that The View is a complete waste of time.

Big conspiracy theory, right? I don’t think so. As we all know, the old-school way of getting TV reception (the use of rabbit ears or tin foil wrapped around the cat’s tail) will be a thing of the past by February 2009. And since that means the freeing of millions from the blatherings of Katie Couric, Oprah, and the rest of the main stream media’s highly trained journalists, the government had to save the (their) day. Salvation, my folks, is coming in the form of a taxpayer-funded voucher. 

Now why would the government do that? Sounds kind of cryptic in a benevolent sort of way. Well, actually, it is. Anytime the government hands out money to “assist” people, it nearly always translates into the government using the tax payer’s money to further their agenda. In this case, and in the case of the NEA, the goal is to maintain a steady stream of liberalism flowing into the minds of Americans, young and old. And everyone knows that those who think like a liberal will vote like a liberal.

It’s genius, really.

So, again, talk of fixing the schools or holding the media accountable for its content is, in my estimation, a pointless endeavor. Both institutions are running exactly as intended, and the people running the show are in their positions by design. Did I mention it was genius?

If we can find alternative fuels (I’m still not on board with corn-fed cars, by the way.), then I’m fairly certain we can find alternatives to education and entertainment that won’t maim trees or deny mating space to the eastern Alaska snow rat…or Pamela Anderson. But are Americans, the conservative Americans who claim they are fed up, willing to educate their children or turn off their televisions?

Sadly, I think I already know the answer.