Daily Archives: September 19, 2009

Where were you, investigative reporters? (Funny)

(Another one bites the dust.  See link below, they still have it)

DSC02024.jpg James Okeefe and Hannah Giles finally exposed ACORN.

The way this story came out and the details of it is so ridiculous, so outrageous, I have been waiting for it to be exposed as a hoax. But I guess not.

Lots of people have been knowing about ACORN for a very long time but the media and congress have turned a blind eye.

See entire Jon Stewart skit. It is hilarious.

Posted: 09.19.09

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How did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN miss this story?

CNN’s Rick Sanchez is overwrought about this ad Fox placed in papers on Friday (9.18.09). how did you miss this story

Here is Mr. Self-righteous Sanchez:

“Let me address the Fox News network now perhaps the most current way that I can, by quoting somebody who recently used a very pithy phrase — two words. It’s all I need — you lie,” added Sanchez.

Huffington Post jumps to defend the networks:

“Here are theSeptember 12, CNN ran no less than 14 reports on the Tea Party rally, beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. During the same time period, MSNBC offered viewers four reports on the Tea Parties.”

This is so dishonest as to be laughable.  We all know they have not covered the Tea Party Movement, the Town Hall meetings, nor the march on Washington, D. C. until it forced its way to the top and they could no longer deny what was happening.

But it’s not so much that they did not cover the Washington protest, but how they have covered it and every single aspect of the Tea Party Movement, the Town Hall meetings, and the march on Washington, D. C. on September 12th.

They have called us stupid, rednecks, racists, and on and on I could go.  The leaders of our country, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, have called us nazis and Astroturf and angry mobs and evil-mongers.  Here is an example of the tone and substance of the dishonest coverage of the networks:

Brian Williams and Chris Matthews think the Tea Party goers are racists, CBS’s Nancy Jiles called the protests “a frightening mix of disrespect and bad behavior,” CNN suggested in an on-screen heading that there was a “racial tinge to TEA movement” and MSNBC’s David Shuster wondered, “as civility gives way to shouting, what’s fueling all this anger” at this “intolerance festival”?

CNN SPELLMAN (who was embedded for about two weeks):  We saw people wearing handguns from time to time. But really, running through this whole sort of subculture that’s developed around these tea parties, it- it is a- a bit of a- a dark undercurrent. You have the- the bulk of the people that are there for low taxes, less government control– but [and he sounds like a teenager in his don’t tell anyone gossipy voice] there really is a- is an element that’s got these kind of outlandish conspiracy theories about death camps and- and about the- you know, this takeover- people comparing President Obama to Hitler, and that really is a sizable thread. It’s not just a couple of people on the edges. But one of the big questions- you know, will be, can this movement go forward while maintaining this kind of element on the edges? You know, we don’t know, but- Don, it’s a- it’s a- it’s a- there’s some heaviness out there with this.

Now, bear in mind he’s talking about average Americans here, people like me and my family who have attended local rallies.  So they are attacking the American people, the mainstream of America, and don’t have a bit of trouble looking down their noses and doing just that.  There was not ONE arrest at the Washington rally.  These are law-abiding, working, tax-paying American citizens.

On Sunday, Eleanor Clift, MSNBC, dismissed the protesters as “the fringe of the fringe.”

But notice the difference in tone of the CNN coverage of left-wing protests during the Bush administration:

But when President George W. Bush faced left-wing protests, the media scrubbed their stories of radical voices and depicted demonstrators as mainstream, and even “prescient.”

In February 2003, CNN donated two hours of programming, “Voices of Dissent,” to another International ANSWER event. Correspondent Maria Hinojosa enthused: “It’s an extraordinarily diverse crowd. I have seen elderly men and women with mink coats carrying their posters.” ABC’s John McKenzie painted the protesters as idealistic: “So many voices, filling the streets, struggling to be heard.”

On March 22, 2003, CNN offered 38 separate reports on a demonstration that day, but managed to never show any of the radical rhetoric from the podium. Over on ABC, Chris Cuomo saluted the leftists converging in New York City: “While protesters like today are a statistical minority, in American history protests like this have been prescient indicators of the national mood. So the government may do well to listen to what’s said today.”

I would consider myself a typical “tea party” person and I am an average citizen, tax payer, and conscientious voter, never been arrested, and never, ever would hurt anyone, so actually it is the over the top words of the networks and cable talking heads that are fanning the flames and trying to put ideas out there that do not exist.  They are very corrupt and should be ashamed.

CNN Responds.

Posted:  09.19.09


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