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April 28, 2010

Progressives and fringe (MSM) media ignore their own double standard again

Woohooo 100th post, and my birthday yesterday!  Been a good week and month (thanks Billy Boy for all the hits two days ago).  Now on to the brain dumping.

I wrote about something similar awhile ago, so if you like here is the link.

So, if you believe the fringe media, including sites like the Huffington Post, and Media Matters, then Glenn Beck and the Tea Parties are violent, or inciting violence.  Nancy Pelosi cried at a press conference when comparing the words of the Tea Parties to those leading up to the murder of Harvey Milk.  Bill Clinton has even had the gall to suggest that the Tea Parties could lead to another Timothy McVeigh.

So, I expected them to come out harsh on one of their own when this podcaster actually used references to violence, some might say inciting it, against wall street.  This clown, David Plotz, said:

“And we shouldn’t talk to them, try to persuade them.  We should burn them down. We should go after them with pitchforks, knives, guns, clubs we find, mace – anything, because it’s appalling. You only need to read the story that ProPublica did about the hedge fund Magnetar and what they did or Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’ or these stories about Goldman to realize these guys are corrupt.”

Doesn’t Plotz see the irony of his statement?  What’s more appalling, scamming people out of money, or talking about taking away someone else’s most fundamental right (life)?  Where are the tears Nancy?  Where’s the consternation Bill?  (You know it was your administration that McVeigh was mad at right?)  It’s funny, when Glenn says ‘non-violence’ on a daily basis to his audience, and never says anything about actually hurting anyone, he is deemed to be inciting violence.  When Tea Parties gather, with zero arrests so far, they are deemed violent.  When they have incitement right in front of them…nothing, nada, zilch.

This leads to another example.  Recently a very controversial law was passed in Arizona to allow police to uphold federal law that the federal government is failing to uphold.  You must have heard about it.  I am on the fence on this one.  This law could be abused, but again, it’s already federal law and they don’t abuse it.  Hell, they don’t even enforce it.  That’s not what I want to talk about though.  I want to talk about the protests.  The violent protests.  Again where’s the progressives on this one?  Where’s Pelosi’s tears?  I mean, the protesters used swastikas, shouldn’t that rate them as ‘astro-turf’ and at least elicit a tear?

You have a protest in which protesters are throwing bottles, rocks, and other unidentifiable objects at police, and the fringe media just touts it as people angry for a good reason.  Then you have a protest in which protesters are…well standing there, singing, talking, sometimes shouting, and no arrests, and the fringe media accuses them of violence.  Can you tell which one is which?  Probably not if you watch MSNBC.  The first group are protesters in Arizona, the second, Tea Parties.  Would it surprise you to know that there weren’t ANY police that I could see at the local Tea Party rally in Peoria?  Well, not if you read my post about it but work with me here.  Local news estimates that nearly 500 gathered on the riverfront, and not one cause for alarm.  There were even minorities present, and no one broke out in a racial fueled fight!  I even saw an Obama supporter, wearing an Obama tee-shirt and riding an electric bike!  He left alive, just amazing, I think I even saw him talking civilly with lots of Tea Party protesters.

Seriously people!  Wake up!  The fringe media, and it’s offshoot bloggers are lying to you.  They aren’t journalists anymore, they have no idea what their jobs really are.  They have no concept of free press, or journalistic integrity.  You even have citizen journalists lying about the Tea Parties (yeah I mean you Billy).  Not only do we need to start reforming how Washington works but we need to start demanding the media fix itself.  Call them out on their bias, no matter which news organization.  If Fox reports something unfairly call them on it, but don’t ignore all the others that clearly have their noses right in Obama’s backside!

January 27, 2010

The Proof is in the Finger Pointing

I have read hundreds of books, well over 800 actually, and countless magazines and watched countless hours of movies and TV so I don’t really know where I heard this.  You might recognize it though.  Somewhere, someone said you can always tell who is wrong by all the finger-pointing they do to distract you from the fact that they are wrong.  Politicians do it when their terms aren’t going that well, kids do it when they did something wrong but don’t want to get in trouble, even political parties do it to try to get votes.  It’s sad though when our media does it, a media that has lost its path, its purpose.  It’s how I can tell who I trust, who to believe.  You can watch ten minutes of any opinion show on MSNBC and you will hear derogatory words aimed at ordinary citizens, or competitive news outfits over and over again.  You will hear progressives, who profess tolerance for all, love and understanding, butterflies and ice cream cones, call every-day people names.  You will hear those same progressives bash their competition, wasting so much air time simply pointing the finger at someone else’s failings, or perceived failings.  That’s why I don’t watch that channel very much, but when I do I just laugh.  It’s why I watch Glenn Beck.  Watch an hour of his show, any day, and you won’t see poorly selected pictures of his competition, or hear him run audio of another media outlet just to make fun of them.  He only shows the other media personalities if he can show you right there that they are factually wrong.  You know, like the MSNBC report about racial tensions at a rally in California, where MSNBC conveniently cropped the picture showing the ‘racial tension’ was coming from a black man holding a rifle.  This next anecdote doesn’t have much to do with the topic, that I will get to later, just a snippet of something that I found humorous.

So, I am sitting there flipping channels, trying to convince my brain what it doesn’t want to hear, that there is nothing on.  I stop on the Ed show on MSNBC, because it makes me laugh.  They were discussing how everyone is just misinformed, and that the President’s numbers aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, according to an NBC poll!  Yep that’s right, the NBC poll, far more scientific than any other independent poll, showed that people supported democrats in congress, a congress that has had approval ratings in the high teens/low twenties since the Dems have had control.  The completely reliable poll also said that Obama had a 50% approval rating, and that more people supported the current health care bill than didn’t.  You know what they failed to mention though?  They forgot to mention the two (or is it three) degrees of separation between MSNBC/NBC and the office of the President.  NBC is owned by…GE.  GE’s CEO (lots of acronyms) is a financial adviser to the President.  Yup, that poll is very trustworthy.

So, my point.  I found a link to a facebook page for Ethical Reporters Against Faux News, so of course I had to have a look and see what kind of ‘ethical reporters’ we were dealing with.  I browsed through this, and the first thing I realize it the page isn’t organized by ‘ethical reporters’, it’s links to ‘ethical reporters’ so of course I had to do a count.  There were 31 articles when I looked at the page just a few moments ago.  Of those 31 there are 6 links to the comedy shows ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’, are these ‘ethical reporters’?  (Literally scratching my head)  There are 7 links to the Huffington Post, a group that is clearly and admittedly ‘left wing’ and out to get their opposition.  Also if I am not mistaken it is mostly bloggers that they link to, not reporters, not even ‘ethical reporters’.  Oh, yeah one of those Huffpuff pieces, written by Bill Maher, who said that all American’s are stupid.  Way to support that guy ‘ERAFN’ (that’s how they refer to themselves on the page when they don’t want to type, which is funny cause I just typed more explaining it than if I had used the full name.)  Finally, they had 4 links to MSNBC (see above for why that link is funny in the context of ‘ethical reporting’), but again, they mostly linked to the opinion shows which aren’t reporters.

Also at this page you will find the happy, shining examples of the party of love and tolerance.  I found these gems at ‘ERAFN’ from their fans.

“Well, there are some Republicans that aren’t flaming, hating, teabaggers”

“She [Sarah Palin] has about as much charisma as a rabid pitbull in my estimation – and that’s kind of an insult to pitbulls!”

“palin is gonna get raped!!” (my favorite, this shows the love, tolerance and inclusiveness of the left so well)

“I’m gonna wash that bank right outa my hair…” (a sick joke when referring to being raped by a big bank, this comment made by the supposed ‘ERAFN’)

Now, I am all for non-PC free speech, and a dirty joke now and then.  I don’t begrudge anyone the above opinions, I just wish someone could point out, maybe with a shovel, that the right doesn’t have a monopoly on bad morals, hypocritical acts, and generally being jerks.

January 25, 2010

Obama’s America? Really, Since When?

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 6:30 am
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I saw something last night that bothered me.  CNN or MSNBC is doing a special on ‘Obama’s America’.  Does this bother anyone else?  Since when does the country belong to the president?  I know it’s just a turn of phrase, at least I hope it is from them, but a turn of phrase like this seems very important.  Perhaps they should have chosen ‘Obama’s Year’, or ‘Obama’s Presidency’.  You know, I looked it up to see which network was running it and found it’s a bit more prevalent than I thought.  Books, news articles, shows, radio broadcasts, etc.  All over the internet the phrase ‘Obama’s America’!  This is not a country of one man, this is not a monarchy.  This is OUR America, not his.

I urge everyone that reads this, pass it on as well, stop using this phrase if ever you have.  It may just seem like an innocent turn of phrase but those phrases have a way of weaseling their way into our psyche over time.  It shouldn’t be used for any president, ever, lest we forget our place in the course of this country.  We don’t row this boat, the politicians do.

I know, short rant, but it was just something I had to get off my chest.

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