For the last several weeks, as you are no doubt aware, the Washington Free Beacon and other news outlets—most of them conservative—have been investigating secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s positions, finances, associations, career history, and utterances. Which seems to us to be precisely what you would expect an intrepid and creative and entrepreneurial press to do when the president of the United States nominates a controversial former senator to one of the most important cabinet posts in the land. Apparently, though, and without our knowing it, you and I have passed through an inter-dimensional portal and have entered
Good article. Glad they stood-up to them and held their ground.
Looks like someone finally told the ADC the law and the need to comply.
The liberal/progressive party is trying hard to convince people they are the majority opinion in this country when they aren´t. However, they are working hard to destroy anyone who has a contrary opinion, and use the term racist or bigot.
It´s a verbal form of tyranny if you think about it.
Since Watergate, the Journalism profession has drawn want-a-be revolutionaries who are wary about violence. (Those who couldn´t write but did possess that rare talent of being able to beg other people for money, became politicians.) Their mission is always to bring down "the man". However, they perceive and revere Barrack Obama to still be a dissenter and not the Head of State. He has convinced them that he somehow levitates above, and in judgement of, the government. To their shame, they allow the rest of the administration to carry on with their high crimes and misdemeanors. While many journalists have fought and died to keep the press free and honest, this current crop is happily providing cover for tyrants.
The corruption of the US media was a gradual affair. McCarthy hearings, VietNam, Fake but Accurate being mile posts along the way. But if a single event is to be isolated as a watershed, it is Walter Kronkite, putting on a helmet and climbing on to the balcony of the Belvedere Hotel in Saigon after the Tet offensive and declaring that the war is lost. Something (we now realize)he knew to be patently false.
I am grateful for investigative reporting and admire the patience of the reporters. Like #8, I did wonder what the outcome was. Apparently the organization reviewed the tape and said that there was nothing of substance there. They have since been told they must comply and will grudgingly send the tape. Sometime in the next week, we´ll indeed learn what was there.
I have believed for a long time that the only way back for the right is to concentrate all effort on taking down the corrupt media. That means every conservative organization, news outlets, Tea Party, everyone. Push the issue of the corrupt leftwing media. If we don´t do this we are all done. They are getting more brazen each day. There has to be a way to stop this.
Interesting article, but I find one of Continetti´s assertions a little baffling: I.e., he says that the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee´s IRS Form 990 isn´t available online.
I happen to do some charity watchdog work, so am familiar with looking up Form 990s online, using a website called the Foundation Center.
This is URL goes to the page that lists 990s for both the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and that organizations´s "research" arm: http://990finder.foundationcenter.org/990results.aspx?990_type=&fn=american+arab+anti&st=&zp=&ei=&fy=&action=Find
The most recent Form 990s for these two "American-Arab Anti-Discrimination" groups -that were available on the Foundation Center´s website- were their filings for the year 2010.
This is what happens when real journalists meet the stenographers and scrivners that comprise the Washington puppy dogs that protect the liberal power structure. Denigration, cries of "racism", attributions of "mean-spirited" action. There are house organs these left-wingers go to and Politico and Buzzfeed are the front lines, followed by the WaPo then NYT (if they haven´t snuffed out the true journalists by then). Don´t worry-Andrew Breitbart lives!
While Republican Party leaders and Behind The Scenes Movers/Shakers diddled Wall Street, the gold course, flew around the world making deals and ignoring us ... they ALLOWED the Left to swarm over the battlefield uncontested.
That´s the lesson here. Poor Matthew is barking into a typhoon.
The Left has every media outlet, all the Politicians and every hate group on their side because the Left knows how to siphon $$$ off us and redistribute the money.
IT matters little if Menendez, Rice and Hagel get sacked. The Left has Replacement Clones already lined up, ten deep. Knock down as many as you want, they´ll keep coming.
YESTERDAY Larry Elder, on his California talk show, said that Hagel believes exactly what Obama believes and no one has made the comparison. Since Obama was elected by the people, why is it hard to understand why Obama chose someone who thinks exactly like him?
If some folks here find it too much trouble to read through to the end of the article (even if it isn´t particularly well written, in their opinion), why should we expect the ordinary low-information voter to show any effort to learn what is really going on in our government, beyond what is reported by the MSM?
"I would rather be governed by Jefferson Davis than be abused by a set of newspaper scribblers who have the impudence of Satan. They come into camp, poke about among the lazy, pick up rumors and publish them as fact."..."I regard them as spies, which in truth, they are."
General William Tecumseh Sherman West Point Class of 1840 (1820-1891)
Apparently the underlying cause of much of Hagel´s problems is that he is exceptionally stupid, even for a Democrat Senator. Add in his funding by anti-Israel forces and apparent anti-semitic world view and you have quite a piece of work.
Not sure of the intent of the comparisons with Sherman and Lincoln´s administration with today´s government and the press. Is it that Obama and his generals are bullying the media so that the federal government can burn down the homes of citizens that demand their Constitutional (10th Amendment) rights?
With all these liars, you´d think the frickin´ so-called conservative Republican party would be as angry as this old Caucasian Veteran clinging to his guns and religion and love for tradition, the Constitution, Freedom, and Old Glory, wouldnt you? Huh?
Hey #30, good post! Dont forget Yahoo, Google, the HuffPo,and all the other INTERNET LIARS who permeate the phony computer "news" on a daily basis, rotting the minds of the idiot low-info numbskulls, the damn liars!
The brazen, combative attitudes of all of these left-wing hyphenated American groups can all trace their origin to the America-hating boob in the White House. The treatment shown these reporters is exactly how the One treats real Americans. They are financed by the American taxpayer, they owe us nothing and they take every opportunity to insult, belittle, flaunt the law and refuse us common courtesy. As #1 says, the payback for all of this assault of the American way will be terrible once we have reached the limit. In Vietnam, it was called the 100 year revenge. The Mafia calls it "a dish served cold." Either way, the tide will turn and there will be a lot of unhappy people within these borders when America finally strikes back.
And #33 - the only reason the ADC comes out and says this kind of stuff is because this White House supports and enables them. Expect further expansion of this crap with an Obamboozler emboldened by re-election!
Hagel may or may not be exceptionally stupid, but the fact is that he was a GOP senator.
As for the press, all you have to remember is that Journo School is about one cut above the College of Education on most college campuses. And Ed school is where the students that can´t hack it in arts & sciences wind up. In other words primo raw material for a cadre of useful idiots, in both instances.
In re #6, I too remember the former Soviet Union news media outlet Pravda. And how the USA used to chide Pravda as such a fake and a fraud. Perhaps it is time we rename the msm to a Soviet Union-esque name.
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