National Geographic Channel President Howard Owens denied Thursday that the network’s decision to air a pro-Obama video just two days before the November election was motivated in any way by political considerations. “Harvey obviously doesn’t schedule our network,” Owens said, referring to The Weinstein Co. Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, whose company is producing “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” a thriller based on President Barack Obama’s decision to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. “[We're] not political. We are opportunistic, from a programming perspective.” Instead, Owens said National Geographic wanted to release
The liberal flying monkeys rail at the Daily Caller, further publicized by FNC, for releasing the full video of the Choomganster-in-Chief's 2007 race baiting rant, calling it "unfair" and "politically motivated" on the eve of the first debate. Meanwhile, NG releasing the details of the Osama raid is ho-hum news, nothing to see here. I agree with other Ldotters: the MuzzBro maddogs are just waiting for this to use as another excuse for an outbreak of beheadings, raids and general violence. Oh, well....
Same here, #9. My husband and I dropped it when it ceased to be 'my father's National Geographic'. Growing up, we always had it--my dad had a collection of them going back 35 years. He gave us a subscription for years after we were married. Sad really.
I can't cancel what I don't have, dropped NG years ago. You couldn't get through an article about the annual pickle festival in Iowa without a paragraph or two on Global Warming or the dangers or urban sprawl.
So if a poorly produced "movie" clip on youtube sets the muslim world on fire. What do they think a slick hollywood movie about killing ubl will do? I believe in the first amendment and anyone can produce any movie they want and I can choose not to watch it. But I will not attack anyone or destroy property because I disagree with you. Do I believe NatGeo in a word no. Will some nut job in the middle east use this as an excuse for bad behavior probably.
Actually, it's a bit sad to me. In the past ten years I've noticed the rather harsh left attitude of four magazines I used to read. Nat'l Geo, Sci Amer, Science, and The Smithsonian. Maybe it was always there, but I think they've come out of the woodwork lately. Now I'm down to Mental Floss. Yeah, it's left, too, but only because they think they're intellectual. To me, they're fun!
Traditionally NG has shown us the many wonders of the earth that occur naturally and I guess it was to be expected they would go down the global warming road. But what does a military mission to kill a terrorist have to do with any of the that?
This should be considered a "donation in kind" to the Obama campaign, and as such should be investigated by the FEC. Perhaps one of the Legal Foundations will seek a Court Order to stop the release before the election?
Obama has already been mocked by the rank and file in Egypt and Kuwait for bragging about killing Osama. Things like Obama, we're all Osamas, and Obama there are billions of Osamas, were chanted around the time of our ambassador's murder. If anything, Obama bragging about killing bin Laden made things much worse. As will showing this movie.
I have often thought National Geographic had no right to make its fortune selling us pictures of our Earth... of course with their own spin on what the pictures might mean. GW was the final straw, though... outright lying to us... toadying to the UN, global government, Agenda 21.
Using the Government's own blathering, this film will cause massive Mid-East protests. No patriotic organization would ever run it. Are they going to be held accountable for the potential violence ? and this is a real film, not some concocted reel on u-tube that the Muslims supposedly realized existed two months after it was posted. This anti-Muslim film is being advertised. Hopefully, the violence will start BEFORE the release date, based on pirated copies or just advertisements, and it will DOOM Obama's re-election chances. That is the only good thing that can come of it. There are some really sick people in this Country.
Aren`t they afraid of raising the ire of the muslim world by releasing this film? After all, we were told a 13 minute video on YouTube was responsible for the death of Ambassador Steven in Benghazi. Seems to me releasing a 90 minute film might be worth 7 or 8 Ambassador deaths in the Middle East....
It was a sunny day in Beijing on Thursday—refreshingly sunny, to be more precise—when Vice President Joe Biden met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. I know this because I have read the pool report of the occasion, a pithy and practically content-free piece of journalism that is nevertheless one of the more entertaining things to enter my inbox in recent days. The pool report confirms the lingering suspicion—if it hasn’t been confirmed a million times already—that the line between journalism and Democratic Party cheerleading has more than faded. It has become invisible. Pool reports are summaries of official events distributed to reporters,
W hen unexpected events happen — be they natural disasters or terrorist attacks — the consequences can be dire. As a result, governments have gone to great lengths to prepare for the unexpected as best they can, stockpiling scarce resources in case supplies get cut off. The most famous example is the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). With a capacity of 727 million barrels of oil, the SPR is the largest stockpile of government-owned emergency crude oil in the world. Established in the aftermath of the 1973-74 oil embargo, the SPR is meant to offset a potential disruption in commercial oil
When Barack Obama was catapulted into the Oval Office in 2008, it was with the help of millennials who turned out in record numbers and voted for him two-to-one over the GOP’s John McCain. Now his signature issue — ObamaCare — is in deep trouble. Once again, he is looking to America’s young to come through for him. Once again too, he’s relying on a campaign of speeches and public appearances to get them to do so. But in sharp contrast to 2008, he’s making his new appeal to a much more jaded demographic. According to a Harvard University poll released this
Amid growing outrage at the Obama administration’s determination to strike a deal with jihadist Iran that not only allows Iran to enrich uranium but also permits it to continue imprisoning and torturing American citizens, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke up to defend his State Department’s diplomacy. During a press availability at NATO headquarters, Secretary Kerry said this regarding Obama administration efforts to free Americans held captive overseas, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen held in Iran simply because of his Christian faith: One day is too long to be in captivity, and one day for any American citizen is more
Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that U.S. military capabilities in the Arctic Circle leave his government little choice but to maintain a strong foothold in the frigid north, where tensions between the former Cold War adversaries in recent years have heated up as the polar ice thawed. During a meeting with students in Moscow on Tuesday, Putin was asked whether Russia and other countries might loosen their grip on Arctic territory for military exercises and exploitation of natural resources in favor of environmental preservation. The Russian leader replied that the United States hasn´t slipped off the ice shelf and implied
It may sound a bit dark, but it’s now possible to transform the ashes of the cremated deceased into a diamond–a jewel truly to remember. Using “Russian technology,” Algordanza Memorial Diamonds are created in a similar fashion to the way natural diamonds are formed. Here’s how it works: a diamond is composed of pressurized carbons. Conveniently enough, human bodies are about 18 percent carbon. Using about a pound of ashes, the firm is able to distill out the carbon and use it to form a man-made diamond in a mold under high pressure in about a week. The diamonds created this
The big talk is just how many seats will the GOP pick up in the Senate next year, and we’ve spent a lot of time right here talking about just that. But how about the House? We do still have a bicameral legislature, even if it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell them apart. The House is in the strange place where although it’s almost universally reviled, not much is going to change. Yes, gerrymandering is a part of that, but it isn’t the whole story. People are fed up with Congress generally, but with ObamaCare specifically and increasingly. To punish the
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in