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July 31, 2010

Brainwashing 101: political correctness, academic bias, student censorship on campus

Conservatives are starting to fight back.  This excellent film highlights Marxist ideology and indoctrination in modern academia, and the Kafkaesque nature of ideological suppression on campus.  It shines a light on student censorship through campus speech codes and political correctness of all kinds (always selectively applied against conservatives), academic bias and even administrative cover-ups of death threats on college campuses. Before you send your kids off to college, watch this.

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July 30, 2010

Chris Matthews Defends Breitbart

The lunatic we know as Howard Dean seems stunned when Chris Matthews tells him that Andrew Breitbart’s video clip of Shirley Sherrod does actually include redemptive statements by her, something we have already pointed out.  It is not the full tape, but it proves he wasn’t trying to depict her as the racist.  It was capturing the audience reactions to her initial statements.  And that’s why the editing was in context.

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Note the accusation by Dean that Fox News edited the tape since he last saw it.  How pathetic this man is.

I must admit I am shocked by the intellectual honesty Matthews displays here.  But where is the rest of the media?  They are doing to Breitbart EXACTLY what they claim he did to Sherrod.  They are more interested in shaping your perceptions than in simply informing you of the facts.

A Crime to fit the Times: Infanticide

As if plummeting fertility rates across the West wasn’t enough, now you can add an epidemic of infanticide to the mix.  Barack Obama said he did not want his daughter “punished with a baby.”  His choice of words was revealing.  Parenthood simply does not mesh well with our highly individualistic, career-driven society.  I know these are sick women, but I do believe you can read a society by the nature of its pathologies.

Why Are French Women Killing Their Babies?

The question is as horrifying as it is important to ask: Why are a rising number of French women killing their newborn babies? Finding the answer has become a matter of urgency following the discovery on Wednesday of eight infants allegedly smothered to death and buried by their mother in northern France. And with that case marking at least the fifth instance of multiple infanticide reported in France since 2003, it has become vital for the nation to confront the phenomenon that appears to be behind it all: a mental condition known as pregnancy denial.

This latest case of newborn murder in France was uncovered in the northern town of Villiers-au-Tertre, after eight tiny bodies were found buried in the gardens of two separate homes. Six of the cadavers were unearthed on July 29 by police at the house of Dominique Cottrez, 45, and her husband Pierre-Marie, 47. Investigators searched their home after the resident of a house previously owned by Dominique’s parents turned up two tiny bodies on July 24 while digging a pool in the backyard. According to the French prosecutor leading the inquiry in the town, a short distance south of Lille, Dominique has admitted to hiding her pregnancies — and the killings of her babies — from her husband, whom police describe as being “dumbstruck” by the revelations. Dominique was charged for the murders; Pierre-Marie has been cleared of wrongdoing and released but could yet become a subject of investigation.

The case in Villiers-au-Tertre is only the most recent example of a father of slain babies being apparently unaware of his wife’s pregnancies. Four other such cases since 2003 include that of Véronique Courjault, 42, who was convicted in June 2009 of killing three of her newborns — two of whom she hid in a freezer and were later discovered by her husband. And this past March, Céline Lesage, 38, was found guilty of murdering six of her babies after she hid her pregnancies from the men who had fathered them. Both women were sentenced to prison — Courjault for eight years and Lesage for 15.

Experts explained those cases as resulting from pregnancy denial, an often misunderstood and minimized condition. According to Michel Delcroix, a former gynecologist who served as a court expert in the Courjault trial and others involving pregnancy issues, pregnancy denial is a quasi-schizophrenic condition in which women either don’t realize or cannot accept that they are with child — not even enough to have an abortion. Whether these women are afflicted with the condition before they deliver or as they’re suddenly giving birth, Delcroix explains, the psychological denial is so strong that they refuse to believe they’re pregnant even when the reality confronts them.

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Hidden video of illegal immigration: drugs, weapons, trash

This is some pretty remarkable footage of the illegal alien trade.  The illegal population is said to be close to 20 million now, and this is how it happened.

July 29, 2010

Citizenship Tourism Booming

Filed under: Immigration — Tags: — Jesusland @ 15:22

Does this seem right?  The Constitution guarantees citizenship to anybody born on U.S. soil. So why doesn’t this seem right?

SHANGHAI — What can $14,750 buy you in modern China? Not a Tiffany diamond or a mini-sedan, say Robert Zhou and Daisy Chao. But for that price, they guarantee you something more lasting, with unquestioned future benefits: a U.S. passport and citizenship for your new baby.

Zhou and Chao, a husband and wife from Taiwan who now live in Shanghai, run one of China’s oldest and most successful consultancies helping well-heeled expectant Chinese mothers travel to the United States to give birth.

The couple’s service, outlined in a PowerPoint presentation, includes connecting the expectant mothers with one of three Chinese-owned “baby care centers” in California. For the $14,750 basic fee, Zhou and Chao will arrange for a three-month stay in a center — two months before the birth and a month after. A room with cable TV and a wireless Internet connection, plus three meals, starts at $35 a day. The doctors and staff all speak Chinese. There are shopping and sightseeing trips.

The mothers must pay their own airfare and are responsible for getting a U.S. visa, although Zhou and Chao will help them fill out the application form.

At a time when China is prospering and the common perception of America here is of an empire in economic decline, the proliferation of U.S. baby services shows that for many Chinese, a U.S. passport nevertheless remains a powerful lure. The United States is widely seen as more of a meritocracy than China, where getting into a good university or landing a high-paying job often depends on personal connections.

“They believe that with U.S. citizenship, their children can have a more fair competitive environment,” Zhou said.

There are no solid figures, but dozens of firms advertise “birth tourism” packages online, many of them based in Shanghai, and Zhao said the number has soared in the past five years. But he said that many are fly-by-night operations, unlike his high-quality service.

“The customers we serve are very successful and very affluent,” he said.

U.S. officials confirm that it is not a crime to travel to the United States to give birth so that the child can have U.S. citizenship. “You don’t deny someone because you know they’re going to the U.S. to have children,” said a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Beijing, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing embassy rules.

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Chris “Tingles” Matthews: Arizona Ruling a Windfall for GOP

It’s the nature of politics that a loss for America is a win for the party out of power. It was true when Harry Reid (D) famously wished for our defeat in the Iraq, and it’s true with Arizona’s defeat in that courtroom yesterday.  America’s loss guarantees the GOP is going to seriously kick some in November.

“It [immigration] is a killer issue for the Democrats this fall, and a huge windfall for the Right.  It will anger even those people who believe the Arizona law went too far.”

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Obama Taking a Grilling From all sides now

Here both sides beat President Obama like a red-headed stepchild on a number of issues.  But the truth is I’m actually just posting this because Ann Coulter is so fine when she dominates a room full of Libs.  I generally prefer brunettes, but in this one she’s particularly fresh-faced and wholesome looking as she gins up ratings for Joy Behar’s flagging numbers.

Post script: Ann Coulter was telling the truth about federal funding for abortions, Donna Brazile was not.

The New Tolerance: Student Who Opposes Homosexuality Expelled

Secular Progressives to Christians: change your religious beliefs or pay the price.

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday’s ruling, according to Julea Ward’s attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

“It’s a very dangerous precedent,” Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, told FOX News Radio. “The ruling doesn’t say that explicitly, but that’s what is going to happen.”  U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed Ward’s lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University. She was removed from the school’s counseling program last year because she refused to counsel homosexual clients.

The university contended she violated school policy and the American Counseling Association code of ethics.  “Christian students shouldn’t be expelled for holding to and abiding by their beliefs,” said ADF senior counsel David French. “To reach its decision, the court had to do something that’s never been done in federal court: uphold an extremely broad and vague university speech code.”

Eastern Michigan University hailed the decision.

“We are pleased that the court has upheld our position in this matter,” EMU spokesman Walter Kraft said in a written statement. “Julea Ward was not discriminated against because of her religion. To the contrary, Eastern Michigan is deeply committed to the education of our students and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds into our community.”

In his 48-page opinion, Judge Steeh said the university had a rational basis for adopting the ACA Code of Ethics.

“Furthermore, the university had a rational basis for requiring students to counsel clients without imposing their personal values,” he wrote in a portion of his ruling posted by The Detroit News. “In the case of Ms. Ward, the university determined that she would never change her behavior and would consistently refuse to counsel clients on matters with which she was personally opposed due to her religious beliefs – including homosexual relationships.”

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[Muslim] Raiders kill Nigerian priest’s family

Raiders armed with machetes killed the family of a Nigerian Christian priest and set fire to his church in central Plateau state Saturday, close to where hundreds have died in religious violence this year.  Residents said unknown assailants attacked the family of Rev. Nuhu Dawat in the early hours in the farming village of Mazah, around 12 km (7 miles) from the state capital of Jos, killing his wife, two children and grandson.

Dawat himself ran and hid when the attack occurred and was the sole survivor in his household. “I leave everything to God to judge,” a sobbing Dawat told Reuters.  At least four other people were also killed in the attack, a military spokesman said. A Reuters witness said many of the bodies were slashed with what appeared to be machete blows and one was burned beyond recognition.

Military and police patrols have brought the situation under control and the violence has not spread to other villages, said Plateau State Police Commissioner Gregory Anyating.  “We are trying to find out the root causes of the violence,” Anyating said. “We have not re-imposed the curfew.”

Plateau state government lifted a night-time curfew for Jos and surrounding villages in May. It had first been imposed in November 2008 during post-election violence in Jos but was extended in January following clashes between Christian and Muslim gangs.  The federal authorities deployed troops to Jos after hundreds of people died in January but the military presence and curfew were not enough to prevent further outbreaks of violence in March and April, in which hundreds more people died.

Over the past decade, thousands of people have died in religious and ethnic violence in the “Middle Belt” of central Nigeria, where the Muslim north meets the predominantly Christian south.  The tension is rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with [MUSLIM] migrants and settlers from the north.

President Goodluck Jonathan has said ensuring peace and stability is a priority.  But analysts fear local political rivals may seek to exploit the divisions in Plateau state in the run-up to nationwide elections due by next April.

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July 28, 2010

ISI: The Secret Government of Pakistan

The nation of Pakistan suffers from a personality disorder.  They are our purported allies, yet a haven for our worst enemies.  Behind Pakistan’s democratic facade is a shadow government run by their infamous Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).  It is not an overstatement to say the ISI are defacto rulers of Pakistan.  The ISI assisted in the creation of the Taliban to help unleash an Islamic uprising in Indian-held Kashmir, and are thought to have helped evacuate top Taliban and Al-Qaida operatives as American forces were closing in.  The ISI was using their Afghan allies to wage a guerrilla war against India, and in return the Taliban gained Pakistani volunteers for their madrassas, as well as weapons and ammo to gain control of the country.  The ISI’s real agenda begins and ends with victory over India in the Kashmir.  Nothing else concerns them.  If Osama is still roaming free today in the Pakistani frontier territories, it’s because the ISI has decided this furthers their cause.  The fact is the ISI has been playing a double game with us since terrorists slammed those planes into the World Trade Center on 9/11.  While Pakistan’s democratic government makes nice with us, the ISI undermines the war on terror behind our backs.

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A Modest Proposal

Libs are notoriously stingy when it comes to their charitable giving.  It’s a known and proven fact. In their defense, they might say they believe in government solutions, not private charitable ones.  Fine.  Does that mean they’re paying more to the IRS than the rest of us?  I’ve never seen any evidence of that.  Here’s what I propose.  If Libs decided to give in the form of additional taxes the difference they’re giving to charity, we wouldn’t need to raise taxes.  There’s nothing stopping them from making that additional yearly contribution to their government if they so chose to.  Think of the benefits: our federal deficits would disappear overnight, Libs would finally put their money where their mouth is when it comes to their faith in government, and we’d all finally be paying equally into the public trough, each in our own way.  This column offers a similar solution to man-made global warming.  Put your money where you mouth is:

Manmade Global Warming: The Solution

Manmade global warming, like so many other social and economic issues, has become hopelessly politicized. Each side has dug in its heels and has accused the other of acting irresponsibly and dishonestly. For the believers, the other side has become the equivalent of Holocaust deniers; and for the doubters, the other side has become a cult intent on manipulating mankind to remake the world in some sort of natural Utopian image.

The divide has become so great, it seems virtually impossible to bridge the gap. However, I’m not writing for Ricochet merely to outline problems; I’m here to offer real solutions. And I’m not just blowing carbon dioxide.

Let’s assume that a third of the world’s population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earth’s thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, let’s put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they don’t. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.

Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.

Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.

How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, you’d have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.

So start Tweeting each other and get the ball rolling. We’ll anxiously await results. See, I told you I had the solution. My work here is done.

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Reporters compete, Journo-lists collude

What ever happenned to “the scoop”?  What ever happened to being the first to break a story, or being first at the scene?  Back in the day when they were called “reporters”, journalists used to compete.  Even the lowly blogger competes, as he tries to scoop a story and demands attribution when their unique take on something is borrowed.  Fred Barnes says conservative journalists and columnists are loners who compete for the scoop, while Liberal journalists seem to work as a pack.  In the past, the lowly reporter used to compete too.  Today, the exalted journalist colludes:

As a journalist I would never in a million years think to plan, organize, compile and collate stories among those whom I see as my competition. I want to beat them on stories, I want to break stories they don’t have and I want to report on angles they had never thought of. I like to do that here on Big Journalism I can read the other articles and admire the work I see and always try to come up with something better. I believe in competition. I love competition.

If anybody thinks it’s just a coincidence that virtually every name on the JournoList is left-wing and that each of the publications are left-wing and there just so happens to be a Democrat strategist on the list, and numerous left-wing professors on the list, then you are gullible enough to vote for Barack Obama. As it has been said, then I assume you believe a bunch of monkeys on keyboards given enough time could write Hamlet as well.

This collaboration will be discounted by each of those on the list. They will ignore, deflect and discount their participation in this cabal. The only hope of the JournoListas is that their uninformed viewers/listeners/readers don’t find out, or don’t care, that they plot their agenda driven dribble with other media to work as copy machines for Democrats. They are media people who want always to be seen and heard, but on this issue, blindness is golden.

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Multiculturalism: The New Britons

Europe’s fertility rates are in the cellar, so their aging native population is forced to import a replacement immigrant population from the Middle East and North Africa to sustain their economies and welfare state ponzi schemes.  In London, these new “Britons” refer to UK soldiers as “Crusaders”, warn the UK to “watch your back,” and attack democracy as “hypocrasy” (sic).  In this glorious new age of multiculturalism, all it takes to be “British” is a piece of paper and a hyper inflated sense of entitlement.

July 27, 2010

You’re not as Liberal as You think you are

I bet you know people who talk Liberal, but live conservative.  I sure do.  Well, they don’t actually talk Liberal, they just mostly claim fealty to the Liberal cause because Liberalism feels so much better than being a conservative (we do live in the age of feelings, after all).  Yet there is a disconnect in what they claim to believe and what they actually believe.

You think you’re a liberal? It’ll pass, it’s just a phase

The French prime minister Georges Clemenceau once said: “Not to be a socialist at 20 is proof of want of heart; to be one at 30 is proof of want of head.” [Clemenceau?]

And now research has been released that tends to back up his thesis.

People who think they hold left-leaning or liberal political views do not realize how right wing they become as they get older, the study claims.

Researchers at Leicester University say that’s because older liberals tend to socialize with other older liberals going through the same political shift — and they tend to affirm each other’s self-image of their views and positions.

That can lead to middle aged people declaring themselves proudly and stubbornly liberal — when in fact the pressures of work, raising a family and holding down a job has probably given them a far more conservative outlook than they realize.

It can also mean some people vote for liberal-leaning political parties “by mistake,” said lead researcher Dr James Rockey.

“Politics is social,” Dr. Rockey said. “There are two main factors — the first is that people compare themselves not to the population as a whole but to the people they know; the second is that political preferences change over time.”

Dr. Rockey’s research studied 136,000 people. The data was gathered by the World Values Survey in 48 different countries, during five periods between 1981 and 2008.

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Mel Gibson vs Oliver Stone: Anti-semitism, Left and Right

In bed with goons and clowns: Oliver Stone

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has apologized after critics slammed him for making comments that were interpreted as anti-Semitic in an interview last Sunday.  While promoting his documentary “South of the Border” with The Sunday Times of London, Stone not only defended Hitler, but also downplayed the Holocaust.

“Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein,” Stone, who is half Jewish, told the paper. “German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support. Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people.”

This year, while promoting his Showtime documentary “A Secret History of America,” Stone said “Hitler was an easy scapegoat.”

Later, he complained about the “Jewish domination of the media,” saying, “there’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f**ked up United States foreign policy for years.”

On Monday afternoon, Stone issued the following statement in an attempt to appease the situation:  “In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret.

“Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry. The fact that the Holocaust is still a very important, vivid and current matter today is, in fact, a great credit to the very hard work of a broad coalition of people committed to the remembrance of this atrocity — and it was an atrocity.”

But Stone’s apology may be too little, too late for his critics, including the Anti-Defamation League, the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and the American Jewish Committee, who said Stone’s comments have outed him as an anti-Semite.

“For all of Stone’s progressive pretensions, his remark is no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity, Mel Gibson,” a spokesman for the American Jewish Committee said.  For his comments on Israel foreign policy, Stone earned the criticism of Israel Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein, who said his comments “could lead to a new wave of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, and it may even cause real harm to Jewish communities and individuals.”

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Let us weigh the equities, shall we?  Mel Gibson had to pay even though his comments were in private to a cop.  Oliver Stone will get away with it even though his comments were made in PUBLIC to the Times of London.  Whose comments do you think will have greater repercussions for Jewry– Gibson’s comments made in an angry, booze-fueled rant to a cop, and in PRIVATE?  Or the stone-cold sober, rational and official comments Oliver Stone made to a global daily newspaper.  Which?

And yet Oliver Stone will get away with it– because he’s on the Left.  There is nothing a Leftist can say that will get him into trouble.  Nothing.  Because, despite their occasional “slip of the tongue”, deep down inside they mean well.  It was merely a poor choice of words.  Or so goes the thinking.  If you are on the Right, however, you will not get away with it.  Your stumbling requires no context.  If you are on the Right, your slip-ups are proof-positive the Right is a barely-contained menace to the planet.

Mel Gibson was ostracized for his booze-fueled anti-semitic rant to that cop because he had just committed the unforgivable crime of his Passion of the Christ.  His crime was being Christian and on the Right.  THAT– and not his booze-fueled anti-semitic rant– is why he didn’t get away with it.  Despite the ADL’s anger, Oliver Stone will get away with it.  When the Right says they’re sorry, it has no mitigating effect.  Yet, Stone’s apology pretty much kills the story.  It’s over.  Stone’s career and public standing will not suffer because he is immunized by his Leftism.

New Term for Illegals: “Displaced Foreign Traveller”

It seems the “reality-based community” are back to their word-smithing games again. From “illegal alien” to “undocumented worker” to:

In the Forest Service’s news release about the recent string of marijuana busts, I discovered a term of art I’d never encountered before:

During the raid, a U.S. Forest Service K-9 team located Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez, a displaced foreign traveler from Michoacán Mexico, who had tried to flee the area and hide while officers were performing entry into the marijuana garden.

“Displaced foreign traveler”? Makes it sound like he meant to go to Disneyland, got lost, and ended up at a pot plantation in the woods south of Hayfork.

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Credit for this addition to the PC lexicon goes to Rita Vollmer, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Forest Service.

To the Left, reality is but a “construct” to be de-constructed and rebuilt in their own image.  Facts are not nearly as important as is perception.  Controlling the language by redefining the terms is central to this project.   That’s why the Party invented PC.  Terrorism = man-caused disasters, illegal aliens = undocumented workers, and  2 + 2 = 5.

Elton John Slams Arizona Boycott

CCHQ awarded Elton John our Good Guy Award last month because he stands out as a genuinely swell guy in a debauched business known for its low lifes.  He’s against gay marriage, and is more than happy with civil unions.  He’s slammed his fellow artists for boycotting Israel.  He famously performed at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding despite the Liberal outcry.  He’s befriended and performed with Enimen, the rapper not exactly known for his PC attitudes about gays.  And now this.

Elton John’s choice words for boycotting musicians

Elton John didn’t mince words in slamming his fellow musicians for boycotting Arizona over the controversial SB 1070 immigration law. From the stage at his sold-out Tucson Arena concert Thursday night, John savored a few choice, not-so-family-friendly words:  “We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here.  They are (expletive)wits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the (expletive) with these people?”

John has never been one to cave into political pressure from his musical colleagues. He ignored an artist boycott of Israel in June over the flotilla fiasco and played a show in Tel Aviv. He also played Rush Limbaugh’s latest wedding reception in early June, which drew the ire of gays and lesbians. Limbaugh is vehemently anti-gay marriage; John is married to his longtime partner David Furnish.

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The Meaning of “Cordoba”: More on the Ground Zero Mega Mosque

July 26, 2010

FoxNews.com (website) reported on Sherrod Tape Day AFTER her firing

Shills for the Obama Administration are blaming Fox News for the mistakes President Obama has only himself to blame.  First they blamed Fox News (Glen Beck) for getting Shirley Sherrod fired on July 19, but it turns out Bill O’reilly didn’t air the tape until 5 hours AFTER the Obama Administration had fired her.  Glenn Beck actually defended her from the racism charges when he reported on her the next day.  When that didn’t work, Obama shills moved the goalposts and are now claiming the Obama administration was reacting to the Sherrod tape as reported on FoxNews.com.  But the Fox website didn’t report on Sherrod until the following day, July 20.  Again, FAIL.  Face it Lefties, Obama threw this “saint” of a woman under the bus along with everybody else he deems politically inconvenient.  He fears Glenn Beck more than he loves black people.  Racist.

Coulter: Media Make Sherrod a Saint But Still Smear Tea Party

Ann Coulter, as always, touches it with a needle.

If what you care about is the truth, then why do you keep repeating your despicable lie that Rep. John Lewis was called the N-word 15 times.”

“At least Shirley Sherrod got her reputation back.

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