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The trials, tribulations and distortions of the Mainstream Media

This Video Reminds Me Of The Comments Section Of Politico – A Lot

The Chairborne Rangers and Keyboard Commandos there are all tough and vocal when there is a computer screen between them and the one they are insulting. That’s why I seldom read the comments there. Childish is a kind word for them.

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NBC Dumping David Gregory From ‘Meet The Press’

Like American auto makers once did, the ‘Big Three’ networks have not, until recently, noticed that they have competitors. Many of those competitors are producing a superior product, too. For a while CNN was the leader in news gathering and reading. Those were the days when Ted Turner had the helm. Turner sold the network and it has been downhill ever since.

For some time now Fox News has been the leader. They have a winning strategy: Hire attractive, smart, hard-working people to collect and read the news. Then direct them to present both sides of an issue.

The ‘Big Three networks have continued with their self-delusion. They were once the biggest and the best. No longer. New management has tended left and hired progressives and tried to sell the leftist line. it’s not working. People in the United States have a healthy distrust of propaganda. It shows up in ratings. Gregory and NBC have had awful ratings. If they replace him with another zealot their ratings will continue to tank.

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David Gregory’s time on ‘Meet the Press’ is almost up

David Gregory’s time is nearly up at “Meet the Press,” sources told Page Six, and he could be replaced as moderator of the nation’s longest-running TV show soon after the November midterm elections.
While NBC News President Deborah Turness has publicly supported the embattled Gregory, there are serious concerns about the losing battle to turn around the show’s sinking ratings.
Viewership is down a whopping 43 percent compared to when Gregory ascended to the moderator’s chair in December 2008, after the death of Tim Russert. The show finished in third place behind CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” in the second quarter of 2014.”

Read more at New York Post’s Page Six

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Recommended: “Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist”

This is in American Thinker. The writer describes her early years as a leftist. She was far, far left. Then, bit by bit she realized that those around her, other leftists, were unhappy, hate-filled people who strove to destroy things, people, and institutions. Surprisingly, for her, the people she and other leftists hated were builders, not destroyers. That was the beginning of her transformation. It took a while but little by little she made an about-face. She says she voted Republican in the 2012 election.

A high-profile example of leftist invective was delivered by MSNBC’s Martin Bashir in late 2013. Bashir said, on air and in a rehearsed performance, not as part of a moment’s loss of control, something so vile about Sarah Palin that I won’t repeat it here. Extreme as it is, Bashir’s comment is fairly representative of a good percentage of what I read on left-wing websites.

I could say as much about a truly frightening phenomenon, left-wing anti-Semitism, but I’ll leave the topic to others better qualified. I can say that when I first encountered it, at a PLO fundraising party in Marin County, I felt as if I had time-traveled to pre-war Berlin.

I needed to leave the left, I realized, when I decided that I wanted to spend time with people building, cultivating, and establishing, something that they loved.”

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“Dennis Prager Clearly Explains ‘The Middle East Problem’”

Me: “Okay, leftists, what is wrong with Prager’s video?”

Leftist: “Nyah nyah nyah! Jews are evil!”

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The Predictable Result Of Today’s Public School Education

Who can spot two (2) glaring errors in this?

If you are going to put something on the internet… Oh, never mind. Research is just too Haaard. I’ll bet her teachers made her feel special – even if they didn’t teach her anything.

From Chicago CBS Local: “It’s hard to believe It’s been 45 years since Lance Armstrong walked on the moon”

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‘Climate Hustle’ Documentary Coming Soon

This trailer is pretty effective. If the full-length feature is anything like it it will cause a lot of heads to explode. “We were promised catastrophe. It didn’t happen.” That’s a pretty good argument.

What is missing from the trailer is the ‘Why’ of the climate hustle. Of course it’s less than two minutes long. I would be interested to see just how deep into the ‘Why’ the full film goes.

“An upcoming documentary aims to debunk global warming.”

The documentary is called “Climate Hustle” and comes from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a non-profit public policy group and parent organization of Climate Depot.

Spokesman Marc Morano says the documentary, which will be out in the fall, will challenge the “conventional wisdom” of man-made global warming.”

Read more at One News Now

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Why Is The Congress Willing To Cede Its Powers To The President?

Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley warns about the rise of the ‘Uber Presidency’. In this video he explains that Congress is willingly handing its authority over to the President – and that is wrong. He says,

Our system is changing and this body is the one branch that must act if we’re to reverse those changes. We’re seeing the emergence of a different model of government, a model long ago rejected by the framers. A dominant presidency has occurred with very little Congressional opposition. Indeed, when President Obama pledged to circumvent Congress, he received rapturous applause from the very body that he was proposing to make practically irrelevant. Now many members are contesting the right of this institution to even be heard in federal court. This Body Is Moving From Self-Loathing To Self-Destruction”

Why would they do that? Why would Congress not merely stand by while the Executive strips their powers, but embrace the act? They are making themselves irrelevant.

Turley says part of it is because we have grown impatient with the checks and balances and are falling victim to a person who says, “I can get it done”. He warns that that is dangerous and not at all what our founders sought. In fact they warned against it.

There is a transcript of Turley’s remarks at Real Clear Politics.

Megyn Kelly asks him some excellent and pointed questions in this next video. His answers are powerful. At the end Kelly recommends Turley’s blog. Here is a link to it. He deals with a wide range of legal subjects. I have bookmarked it.

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Produced By The Washington Post:

Title: “Israel pounds Hamas targets”

I guess we know whose side they are on. This is pure propaganda.

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“You’ll Go To Hell For Lying As Well As For…”

Ah, the lies Senator Boxer tells. This is from her Facebook page. The responses, almost without exception, call her out for lying.

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She says Hobby Lobby will pay to provide Viagra but not birth control pills. That is a lie. Hobby Lobby only objected to providing abortifacients, medicine that induced abortions. A few of the responses:

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There’s more here

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Elizabeth Warren Defines Utopia

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Warren spoke on Friday at Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal bloggers and activists. She was very well received. During the speech she outlined eleven tenets that Progressives believe. This is a rather interesting thing for a politician who is being considered for the Presidency to do. It will alienate many in the business world. As well as others who don’t believe that utopia is possible.

- We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”

- “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”

- “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

- “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

- “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

- “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”

- “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”

- “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.”

- “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”

- “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”

- “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”

And the main tenet of conservatives’ philosophy, according to Warren? “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.”

Read more at National Journal

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“Texas Jury Refuses To Indict Man Who Shot and Killed Officer During ‘No Knock’ Raid”

If you are a police officer and you engage in a ‘No-knock raid’ you might be killed. And the shooting may be called justified. This happened in Texas. Henry Magee was the subject of such a raid. He says he thought he was being robbed and acted to protect his pregnant girlfriend and children. The Grand Jury believed him and refused to indict him for the capitol murder charge he was arrested on.

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Here are two sources. First is an article in the Washington Post titled, “Some justice in Texas: The raid on Henry Magee”.

Last December 19th, nine of the 10 members of the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department staged a raid on the rural home of Henry Magee. An informant had told Deputy Adam Sowders that Magee was running a major marijuana grow. They’d find 12-14 plants, all over six fee tall, the informant said. Magee also had, according to the informant, a vicious dog and several guns, one of which had been stolen from the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department.

By the time the raid was over, Deputy Adam Sowder was dead. Magee shot him as Sowder and his fellow deputies attempted to force their way into Magee’s home. Magee was arrested and charged with capital murder — the knowing and intentional killing of a police officer.”

Second is an essay written by Jonathan Turley in Ammoland.com. Turley writes:

We have previously discussed our concerns over the seemingly exponential increase in “no knock” raids in the country where police give no warning before raiding a home. (here and here and here and here and here and here)

Now in a remarkable ruling, a Texas grand jury has refused to indict Goedrich Magee, 20, who shot and killed a law enforcement officer, Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, 31, during a no knock entrance into his home. Magee said that he thought he was being robbed and acted to protect his pregnant girlfriend and children. The grand jury “no billed” the case in February.

We have seen other such mistaken self-defense cases arise around the country as police increasingly use these no knock warrants. Magistrate and judges appear to give little thought to approving such warrants despite a ruling earlier by the Supreme Court limiting their use.”

It is time that police departments rethink their use of no-knock raids. Especially if they are based on a sole informant. We have seen this before. People frequently make false claims against others – for many reasons. In this case the informant claimed Magee had six-foot high pot plants, a bunch of guns – including one that was stolen from the police. None of his information was true.

Police officers put themselves in situations like this unnecessarily. Their superiors order them to do it. Their superiors seem to care little for their officers. Entries like these should be reserved for truly violent suspects.

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“Mark Levin: Obama Is Sick; “There’s Something Out Of Kilter, There’s A Screw Loose””

Sickness. That’s a different take but he’s right. There is something wrong with a person who is bent on the destruction of the greatest nation in the entire history of our world.

Others have spoken of Obama’s sickness. He has been called a narcissist and a sociopath. Medical Doctors who are trained in mental disorders have said these things.

It is beyond understanding how the leader of the free world ignores attack after attack on our people and the people of our allies.

You know what ladies and gentlemen? Let me be the first to say it and I’ll take whatever slings and arrows I get. This is a very sick man this Obama. There’s something out of kilter, there’s a screw loose. Something’s not right if you’re president of the United States and something like this happens. Our ally Israel is at war. Where an airliner shot out of the sky. And let me say one other thing as I get to one after another here. I am sick and tired of the propagandists for Putin, who is a fascist. I am sick and tired for the apologists who [say], ‘Oh well, has a right to Crimea. Oh, Georgia. Oh, Ukraine. Whatever.’ Bullcrap.”

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It Seems Even ‘Tingles’ Has Lost The Tingle

Everyone, even Chris Matthews, objects to President Obama’s casual, callous reference to the shoot down of Malaysian flight 17 over Ukraine. The reference was short and unfeeling. Then he went back to fundraising and schmoozing.

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Matthews became nostalgic for an earlier time and an earlier President; a President who said what Americans were feeling. That was a President who made us all proud to be Americans.

Matthews is losing the tingle.

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Bloomberg Says This Never Happens

Hint: He’s lying. It happens quite frequently.

Concealed Carrier Defends Herself, Helps Destroy Carjacking and Robbery Gang

Victoria Davison was going to her car when she was attacked by brazen carjackers that had been terrorizing citizens in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

The difference between Davison and the previous victims is that she was able to get her hands on the concealed weapon she kept in her car.

Victoria Davison said two boys came up behind her and one of them shouted for her to give up her keys.

According to Davison, one of the robbers told her, “I want the keys, car, everything.”

Davison said when she didn’t produce the keys fast enough, one of the boys said, “Go get the cannon.”

Thinking it meant a gun, Davison managed to unzip her gym bag, produce her own concealed gun, and fired at one of the boys.

“I shot the one that was in front of me. The one in the back of me, he said a curse word, and then he looked at his friend, and then he ran off while his friend was on the ground,” Davison said.””

Read more at Bearing Arms

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Just In Case You Had Forgotten…

The White House isn’t into subtlety.

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” The image, taken by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy, was posted to the White House Flickr feed this week.”

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Politico: “Who’s talking about impeachment? Barack Obama”

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President Barack Obama listened to immigration activists run through a long wish list of executive actions – then added a request of his own.

“You’re not going to get me impeached, are you?” Obama said, according to people in a private White House meeting late last month. “Because there’s lots of other things I want to do besides immigration.”

The president was joking … mostly. Obama said he was frustrated that Republicans wouldn’t talk about passing an immigration bill but were openly toying with an impeachment vote over the notion that he would use his executive powers to circumvent Congress.”

More at Politico

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Oathkeepers Exist

From Natural News:

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Near mutiny among Border Patrol agents as DHS makes traitorous demands

According to the Guerilla Media Network (GMN), an “exclusive expose” regarding the standoff in Murrieta, California, between local and federal law enforcement and residents opposed to the government’s shipping of scores of illegal aliens to the community, “a confidential informant inside the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol facility” says “the real reason busses stopped delivering illegal immigrants was due to a virtual mutiny” within the agency’s ranks at the station.

‘They threatened to stand down’

GMN reported further that a recorded telephone interview with “a highly credible and prominent Murrieta community leader” on July 14 “revealed that frontline U.S. Border Patrol agents threatened to stand down if the Department of Homeland Security executed a plan to use force upon protestors if they impeded buses transporting undocumented immigrants into the Murrieta processing facility.

“Most of the Border Patrol agents here at this facility are residents of Murrieta, and when they found out that the DHS was going to come in with riot gear, the agents declared that they would not obey any unlawful orders which violate the Constitutional rights of peaceful protestors,” said the informant, according to GMN. “Our contact inside the U.S. Border Patrol told us that we do not even realize how impactful the protest was….it was a shot heard around the world….all the way back to Guatemala”

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Politico: Eric Holder, The Survivor

Politico calls Holder a ‘Survivor’ and asks why he’s still got the job of Attorney General.

I suspect Holder is still there because he is the ‘Enforcer’ who may not break legs but is willing to do about anything else to protect President Obama.

Why the hell is Eric Holder still around? That’s a question many of Barack Obama’s political advisers have asked at various points throughout Holder’s tumultuous five years at the helm of the Justice Department.

For most of Obama’s presidency, in fact, if there’s been controversy, Holder was likely to be in the middle of it, from the failed efforts to close Guantánamo Bay and to prosecute alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan court to his inability to send Wall Street executives involved in the mortgage meltdown to jail.

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He’s a race man,” says Charles Ogletree, a longtime friend of Holder’s who taught and mentored Obama and his wife, Michelle, as Harvard Law School students in the 1980s. “He’s gone farther and deeper into some issues of race than the White House would like, but I know he has the president’s well-wishes. It’s clear [Obama and Holder] believe in the same things.”

Holder himself recently told another African-American friend that he feels part of his job is “to talk about things the president can’t talk about as easily.” Asked to describe Holder’s role, one of his former top aides described him as “Obama’s heat shield.”

Read more at Politico

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Clumsy Rolling Stone Anti-Gun Propaganda

Rolling Stone, the hippie magazine, has an article out currently that is titled, “The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America”, with the subtitle, “These are the firearms causing the most harm”.

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Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country’s most dangerous.”

All right. I looked to see which guns are considered by hippies to be the five most dangerous. Here is what I found:

1. Pistols
2. Revolvers
3. Rifles
4. Shotguns
5. Derringers

Really. They even have a seven image photo essay to show the evil guns. Why they needed seven images to show five guns could only make sense to a Rolling Stone editor. This is not just clumsy. It’s lazy and poor workmanship.

But what did I expect?

See for yourself here

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California State Senator Calls For Fox Host Bob Beckel’s Resignation

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He objects to ‘Xenophobic remarks’ made by Beckel. He may be right, too. Beckel is out of control. More than once he has used the ‘F word’ on air. I guess he can get away with it because Fox News is a cable channel.

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Doesn’t that also apply to words like, “Chinamen”?

Lieu must be a member of the Perpetually Outraged Club.

A California State Senator is calling for a Fox TV host to resign after using a racial slur on his show.
Senator Ted Lieu, who represents the Santa Monica area of Southern California was outraged by the comments made by Fox News Host Bob Beckel made racially disparaging comments regarding Chinese people.

“We should all be alarmed by the racist, xenophobic comments by Fox News Host Bob Beckel, Lieu said.
Lieu, a Chinese-American says this was the second time Mr. Beckel used racial slurs.

After Beckel went swimming last year once last year, he said his “eyes blew up, and it made me look Oriental.”
During a Thursday broadcast of “The Five,” Beckel said that “Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S.. Do you know what we just did? As usual, we bring them over here and teach a bunch of Chinamen – err, Chinese people – how to do computers, and then they go back to China and hack us.”

More at San Francisco CBS Local

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“Rep. Bridenstine finally gets tour of Ft Sill and says what he learned is horrific”

“We were told we couldn’t take pictures or ask questions of staff or anyone else. We told them we would handle their rules the same way the President handles our laws – We would treat them as suggestions.”


He said the children that actually make it across the border are the lucky ones. There are some that start the journey but never make it.

Bridenstine pointed out that the illegals within the US are in many cases the ones paying coyotes to bring these unaccompanied minors across the border. But in some cases where the coyotes aren’t paid or the wrong one is paid, these children can be subject to forced labor, prostitution, or even sold into the slave trade.

He also mentioned mass graves in northern Mexico where some have been killed.

Bridenstine said he learned that many of these minors are being released in the US to other illegals and not to American citizens.”

More at the Right Scoop

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“Israel Derangement Syndrome”

Someone just trying to explain the Hamas problem in Israel to an anti-Semite:

I spoke to another person this weekend who was convinced that Israel is just using the rocket attacks perpetrated by Hamas is an “excuse” to further their “holocaust” and widen their “apartheid” against the Palestinian people.

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Just so happens, he spends his winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. So I asked him to consider something.

I spoke to him on several points, and asked him to consider this not-too-far-out-there scenario (it has actually happened before):

Imagine, for a second, that you’re in Apache Junction one day, and rockets start falling out of the sky. All told, 400 rockets are fired off over the next couple of days, and just in the area around Apache Junction, you know of 3 children who were killed by a rocket while playing in a park, and two businessmen who died in their office, victims of a direct hit. All told, the death toll in Apache Junction, Phoenix, and surrounding areas approached the death toll of the Newtown shooting.

Now, consider that such attacks occur two to three times a year, and each time it happens, another 20 to 30 people are killed.

It is discovered that a Reconquista movement has strengthened itself, and has become emboldened by what it sees as the United State’s reluctance to engage in direct conflict after Iraq and Afghanistan, and has decided to “take back” the “occupied” territories that were captured from Mexico during the Mexican/American War. Part of its game plan is a terror campaign waged against the people of the American Southwest, and a large portion of this group’s ranks are filled with people who want to see very single American citizen killed.”

How did that work out? You can read the post here

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“Dem Rep. Donna Edwards “Absolutely” Believes Obama Is “Faithfully Executing The Laws””

She is blinded by the color of his skin.

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It’s Getting Closer – Now We Have The Paris Spring

Jewish synagogue attacked, besieged by protesters in Paris; ‘Hundreds trapped’

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Hundreds of Jews are trapped inside while thousands of Hamas supporters riot outside throwing stones and generally working themselves into a frenzy of violence.

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