Category: Mainstream Media Bias

Are they really that stupid?

IRS Targeting Tea Party

I haven’t posted for a while, but this is an attack on my home.  There is an angle on this that I have not seen anyone else focus on. The initial position of the IRS on why they targeted the Tea Party was that they were responding to media reports complaining about Tea Party activities.  I found this on Hot Air:

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The key quote is in the middle of all the redacted area:

“According to media reports, some organizations were classified as I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations but operated like political organizations.”

According to the initial defense raised by the IRS, they were only responding to media reports critical of Tea Party activities.  Well, I sleep better at night knowing that the selection criteria for IRS attention is based on the media’s opinion.  Come off it!  The MSM hates the Tea Party, of course there are articles critical of their activities.  It is so typical of this administration to blame Republicans for everything.  In this case, their position is that the Republican base of the Tea Party brought this upon themselves by being politically active.

This scandal will continue to expand. If this was the best they could do for a starting defense, can you imagine how bad the truth really is?

Obama Still Firmly in Control (of State Run Media Such as the Washington Post)

I am astounded that there are still people who disbelieve we actually did land on the moon, or that disbelieve that there is a tangible media bias against conservatives.  So much for intelligence on the left.

Informed.  Intelligent.  Liberal.  Pick two.

H/T Breitbart

You Know You’re in Trouble When Even the Press Laughs at You

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark

I believe when someone is running a circus, he’s known as a carny

Executive Hypocrisy from NixObama

h/t DrudgeSo now we have executive privilege invoked. The little break-in gun controversy has found its way to the top, and NixObama (h/t Drudge for the great montage) is now admitting there is much more to this story.

When Alberto Gonzales assumed the role as the Untied States Attorney General, he became the first Hispanic to serve in that nationally important office.  Did the left give some respect to such a milestone?  Of course not.  Politics is a blood sport, and the left plays hardball. Politics trumps race, in their book. 

Right off the bat, they dummied up a fake controversy regarding whether the firing of 8 U.S. Attorneys was “politically motivated,” ignoring the fact that Clinton had fired 93 Attorneys for the same reasons.

Gosh, what a crime. I thought it was legal for a President and the Attorney General to appoint their choice of U.S. Attorneys?  Apparently, not when your political opponents are allied with mainstream media.

People died in Fast and Furious.  How much more serious can a controversy get?

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Now, even with Obama on record attacking Bush for trying to “hide behind executive privilege,” be assured that Obama and his media allies will take the position that Fast and Furious is just a partisan attack with no substance.  Nothing to see here, folks, move along.

It is time for NixObama and Holder to come clean on what really happened with Fast and Furious.  Why was it approved, who knew, and who is covering it up?

It is time for full disclosure.

[Update] Issa says the contempt vote will move forward. Good.

 

[Update 2]  Issa’s committee votes along party lines to recommend that Holder be held in contempt of Congress.

[Update 3] House Leader John Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, makes a salient point regarding why this leads directly to the conclusion that the White House is more involved than they have admitted:

Everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.

The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?

The interesting thing is that this comment came from the office of the House Leader.  Such a strong statement clearly implies that his office is willing to put this to a full House vote, with the weight of the House Leader behind holding Holder in contempt.  This is heading for a huge showdown.

Andrea Mitchell Cries Wawa

As I drove into work this morning, in between phone calls, I caught a few minutes of Rush talking about whether Andrea Mitchell would be issuing an apology over another blatant example of media bias and selective editing.  Watching the excellent side by side comparison of the videos done by the Media Research Center, I noticed something else.  Andrea Mitchell stumbles over saying Wawa. 

Watch it, it is in the first few seconds.  She starts to say “too many W..” stops, restarts and says “too many Wawa’s.”  That is the type of stumble you make with an unfamiliar name.

She is trying to make the point, first by selective editing, then by actual saying that Mitt Romney has not been in too many Wawa’s, that Romney is out of touch.

And yet, I get the impression she never even heard of Wawa’s before this story was placed in front of her to read.

[update] Video added.

This is what is know as lying by omission.  Shame on you, Andrea.

H/T The Right Scoop

Silencing Speech

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Thanks, Ace

Trayvon Martin’s Official Media Profile is Biased (of Course)

Great Article from Jack Cashill at the American Thinker on how the media created a profile of Trayvon Martin and his death that was almost a complete fabrication.

This is the "Arizona iced tea" Trayvon bought

Here are some of the choice points Cashill brings out:

Trayvon, with his hoodie up, grabs two items from the shelves of 7-11. One is the Skittles. The other is Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. The media avoid the name of the real drink -- possibly because of the racial implications of the word "watermelon," but possibly to avoid probing the real reason for Trayvon's trip.

Trayvon, in fact, had become a devotee of the druggy concoction known as "Lean," also known in southern hip-hop culture as "Sizzurp" and "Purple Drank." Lean consists of three basic ingredients -- codeine, a soft drink, and candy. If his Facebook postings are to be believed, Trayvon had been using Lean since at least June 2011.

Zimmerman calls police while watching Trayvon near the gated community's clubhouse, less than a half-mile from the 7-11. According to "Dee-Dee," the girl Trayvon was periodically talking to on his cell phone, he was ducking in out of the rain. She also said he put his hoodie up for the same reason. In fact, though, Trayvon had his hoodie up inside the 7-11, and he was walking in the rain when Zimmerman spotted him. The walk to this point should have taken 10 minutes.

It took 40 minutes. Some background may help explain why. Earlier that same month, Trayvon had been caught at school holding a bag with marijuana residue and a marijuana pipe. He was suspended for the third time that school year, this time for ten days.

Trayvon was partial to "blunts," street slang for cannabis rolled with the tobacco-leaf wrapper from an inexpensive cigar called a "blunt." As a tribute after his death, one friend posted online a photo of a homemade badge honoring Trayvon positioned next to a blunt.

It seems altogether possible that Curly bought at least one of those cigars for the under-aged Trayvon and took those visible dollar bills as payment. Trayvon waited five minutes outside the 7-11 and did not leave until after Curly came out. In the 40 minutes before Zimmerman spotted him, Trayvon could have scraped the tobacco out of the cigar, replaced it with marijuana, and smoked his blunt.

His autopsy showed the presence of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in both his blood and his urine.

According to the autopsy report, Trayvon was 5'11" tall and weighed 158 pounds, the "ideal healthy weight" at that height being 160 pounds. He was not the skinny little boy with the Skittles that half of America still believes him to be. He was at least three inches taller than Zimmerman and only about 20 pounds lighter.

Media obfuscation may still work in the court of public opinion -- it got Obama elected in 2008 -- but it will not work in a court of law. The truth will out. When it does, the major media will lose a good chunk of whatever credibility they have left, and our nation may lose a good chunk of its urban real estate.

Read the whole article.

Rush’s tribute to Breitbart

In Memoriam

Andrew Breitbart, RIP

I wish I had more time right now to say more about the unexpected death of a great conservative fighter, Andrew Breitbart, who collapsed and passed away suddenly last night here in Los Angeles.

I only met him once, and barely had a chance to speak to him, but I am a great admirer of his life and his dedication to the conservative movement.

His book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I save the World! is a deeply personal tour through his life and how he came to the belief that journalism, and much of society, is broken.  To his credit, after realizing this, he set out to do something about it. 

I only hope he was far enough in his plans that his battle will continue though his web sites, Big Journalism, Big Government, and the others.

Rest in Peace, Andrew, and thank you for fighting for all of us.

Just #So?

Watch this.  From Nerds4Cain.

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