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January 27, 2011

How Journalists are made

Filed under: Media Bias — Jesusland @ 19:04

This one’s funny, you’ll enjoy it. An O-bot wants to become a journalist so she can speak truth to power!

“When Liberals criticize, they speak truth to power.”

“I’m going to become a journalist so I can change the world.”

“Journalists are needed to enlighten people and guide them towards proper understanding of the world.”

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Reagan at 100: Words of Warning

Here is CCHQ’s tribute to President Ronald Reagan, culture warrior extraordinaire, and one of the great American presidents of the 20th century.  I won’t pretend it was all sunshine and rainbows during his eight years.  Such an era never existed.  But if America is truly in decline as so many claim it is, then his presidency marked a concerted effort to reverse the slide.  He reminds me of a type of Charlemagne or Justinian, a leader born for greatness, refusing to accept the decay and decline amidst which he finds himself, and thus single-handedly and through sheer force of will attempting to raise his nation back to greatness.  He saw the decline.  Will America heed his warning?

“Our spirit is back, but we haven’t re-institutionalized it.”

“As far as those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style.”

“I’m warning of the eradication of the American memory that could result ultimately in an erosion of the American spirit.”

January 18, 2011

The Bows of Obama: China’s President Hu is in town again

With China’s Hu Jintao: As usual, Barack’s the only one bowing.

Let’s take a look inside Lefty’s mind, shall we?  CCHQ has cracked the code.  Much is made of President Obama’s apologies and compulsion to kowtow before the world.  I personally don’t like it, but I also think perhaps too much is made of it.  I don’t agree, for instance, that Obama is bowing before his Chinese or Saudi “masters” when he kowtows to the likes of Hu Jintao and King Fahd.  In fact, I now believe the opposite is true.

Pull my finger, Whitey: No bows for Canada’s president Harper.

Here, Obama doesn’t kowtow, but instead practically jams his finger in Harper’s face.  I don’t think Obama was intentionally trying to be rude, even though that’s what it looks like.  The image is deceiving.  But neither is Obama trying to be deferential, and that’s a fact.  It’s also key.  With Harper, he doesn’t feel he has to be deferential.  You see, Harper is a white male, and therefore an equal; while Hu Jintao is a squinty-eyed Chinaman, and “inferior.”  Hu belongs to that exalted and romanticized category of lovable fuzzballs known as “the Other.”

Tampa Bay Mayor, Iorio, qualifies as “the Other.”

Asian women too count as lovable little fuzzballs.  White Libs view “the Other” as historical victims of the White Male Global Establishment™ who are in need of special protection and deference.  Thus, when a Lib approaches the Other he doesn’t do it as he would a peer member like President Harper.  He approaches with an added sense of caution, deference, and sensitivity due to one he perceives as injured.  He’s terrified of causing offense to the historically battered and bruised the Other, and he uses every opportunity to reassure the Other that he recognizes and understands his/her special status.

This serves a dual purpose– it both “uplifts” the Other, and, more importantly, the bowing demonstrates to those with the eyes to see just how sensitive and finely tuned is his worldview.  Libs take great pride in their perceived understanding of all things culture, and they want others to know.  But–as you can see from the pictures above–it’s not a mutual understanding between the two parties because the objects of these self-conscious attempts at “deference” are caught just as flatfooted as the rest of us are.  Notice they aren’t bowing to him in return.  Rather, it seems to me they’re slightly puzzled and bemused by Obama’s awkward attempts at ritual humility.

The irony in how Obama’s kowtowing has been covered is that–far from bowing to “his masters”–he’s actually bowing to his inferiors.  It’s an overt sign of “humility” that lowers him to their level, betraying a subconscious belief that he is a superior, and therefore must go out of his way to demonstrate that he isn’t.  It’s a mix of both compassion and condescension.  In a word, it’s White Guilt. And White Guilt compels the Liberal to prove he does not see the Other as inferior, the way all those nasty and racist Republican rightwingers do.  So he bows, literally and figuratively lowering himself to an equal status.  But this only betrays his own sense of superiority, for which he feels guilty.  All this has succeeded in accomplishing, therefore, is to reveal (for those who have the eyes to see it) his own ever-so-soft and subtle racism.

But Barack Obama’s black, you say?  Well, yes and no.  He lives with one foot in each world, not fully a part of either.  Based on his upbringing, it’s more accurate to describe him as “Third Culture.”  Ideologically speaking, however, he’s a Liberal, and White Guilt has more to do with ideology and worldview than it does race.  Also, he’s bowing as the American President, not necessarily as an African-American.  As such he’s on a higher tier than the rest of humanity, which means he’s looking down from above.  Lowering himself before the Other, therefore, is practically an obligation.  It’s an obligation he doesn’t owe to white male presidents like Harper of Canada who he actually does see as an equal.

January 16, 2011

Liberal accuses Sarah Palin of Making the Story About Herself

Sarah Palin can’t win.  If she does nothing, she’s trashed.  If she responds, she’s trashed as well.  Her enemies circle her like a pack of hyenas around a lioness, waiting for an opening to strike and draw blood.  Here conservative champion Charles Krauthammer easily handles Mark Shield’s insinuation that Palin had “inserted” herself into the Tucson shooting story, and exposes the media for the LIBERAL WHORES they really are.  Not a Palin fan here, but she gets my vote come election time.  These people have to be stopped.

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“Speaking truth to power”, Anti-Palin Posters Appear in San Fran

Hateful rhetoric: Palin Derangement Syndrome

Can you feel the love?  How mistaken I was to believe the Left’s derangement would end when Bush left office.  Clearly, many on the Left don’t feel President Obama was talking about them when he spoke about toning down the rhetoric.  Was he?  He certainly didn’t name names.  Palin Derangement Syndrome’s latest incarnation takes the shape of posters which proclaim “Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence,” and then mockingly, “God Bless America.” The backdrop is a mushroom cloud.  These “flower children” of the Left are the same people accusing Sarah Palin (and ultimately YOU) of hateful and inciting language.  Yet their own loving utterances don’t qualify as hate speech for the simple reason that the target of their speech is on the Right, and because the Left only “speaks truth to power.”  Their bile is merited, while your speech is nothing more than the last dying gasps of “white privilege.”  This self-perception– speaking truth to power– unshackles Leftists from any limits which simple human decency and decorum might place upon them. You see, secular progressive morality is based on having the correct ideology, and little to do with their personal behavior, so they can act as beastly as they goddam please because their cause is just.

Deranged Leftist threatens Tea Party leader with Death

Leftwing activist, Eric Fuller

Wow, Sarah Palin’s rhetoric is so heated and vitriolic that even LEFTISTS respond with violence!

Tucson tea party leader Trent Humphries was threatened by Leftwing activist during ABC interview.

Trent Humphries, the Pima County tea party leader, stood up to speak during the event. He was being very respectful. Trent told the audience that before we start placing blame on individuals we need to get all the facts. Trent then told everyone that one of those killed during the shooting was his neighbor and that he was affected like everyone else by the tragedy… While Trent was speaking- And it was planned that he would speak- One member in the audience and reportedly one of the victims of the tragedy started screaming, “Trent Humphries you’re dead!” The police immediately escorted him out. On his way out he screamed, “You’re all whores.”

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Palin’s fault!  For the sake of full disclosure, it’s worth noting that Eric Fuller, a Leftwing activist who has attacked the Tea Party as a “crime syndicate”, was one of the victims in the Tucson shooting.  He was shot in the knee.  Fuller claims Sarah Palin and other Republican leaders have created a “toxic atmosphere” (for which presumably he can blame his own deranged outburst, his own loving language not exactly filling the air with the smell of roses).

After eight years of Bush Derangement Syndrome, unhinged Leftists are hardly news.  In this case though, I’m certainly willing to grant this individual may have been suffering from PTDS from the Tucson shootings, and thus his hateful and violent outburst.  I can be generous in that way.  In other words, he wasn’t in his right mind.  You know, like Jared Loughner. But it’s curious, isn’t it, how everybody EXCEPT for Teabaggers are driven to madness by Sarah Palin’s rhetoric. lol

UPDATE: Media whore, ABC News, scrubbed the incident from their broadcast (do you really think they’ve have done the same if a Rightwinger had been arrested?), but fair and balanced Fox News got their hands on the video showing cops leading him away.

January 15, 2011

Scandinavians Grow Uneasy about Their Dhimmitude

When the most tolerant people on the planet start to worry about their growing dhimmitude, you know things are reaching a head.  Geert Wilders is on trial for saying what these people are thinking, but dare not say out loud.  We don’t dare speak our minds because we’re naturally afraid of sounding “racist”, and worse, racists who are wrong.  It’s too sensitive an issue.  So we watch and wait for things to become more clear before we commit.  Or we keep our mouths shut and let others take the heat.  But unfortunately by the time it becomes clear enough to make a decision, we’ll be too far gone down this road.  It’ll be too late.  By then any decision we face making about Muslim immigration will be far, far, more drastic than any we have to make now.  And because the more urgent the situation becomes with time, the more drastic the solution it will eventually require, we will never commit to it.  Our humanity won’t allow it.  We will simply resign ourselves to the inevitable.  Thus we are facing, quite literally, the end of Western civilization as we know it.

NY Times Caught LYING about Jared Loughner

Leftwing pothead: Jared Loughner

From the word Go, the Left has been trying to shape a thoroughly dishonest and indefensible narrative on the Tucson, AZ shootings, with one goal in mind: pin it on the Right.  So far I haven’t seen anything that rises above mere opinion piece and editorializing (all of them pathetic distortion), none of which I take very seriously.  But this one crosses the line, and it’s all the more egregious because it comes from The New York Times (the Left’s “paper of record”).  This isn’t mere opinion, simple bias, or honest mistake.  This LIE was reported as FACT, and they did it KNOWINGLY.  Here they are trying to link this clearly insane anti-war, Satan-worshipping, Leftwing pothead to Sarah Palin and the conservative pro-Life movement.

First, how ABC News reported the story based on testimony from Jared Loughner’s classmates:

“‘One day (Loughner) started making comments about terrorism and laughing about killing the baby,’ classmate Don Coorough told ABC News, referring to a discussion about abortions. ‘The rest of us were looking at him in shock … I thought this young man was troubled.’

“Another classmate, Lydian Ali, recalled the incident as well.

“‘A girl had written a poem about an abortion. It was very emotional and she was teary eyed and he said something about strapping a bomb to the fetus and making a baby bomber,’ Ali said.”

And now the NY Times inversion:

“After another student read a poem about getting an abortion, Mr. Loughner compared the young woman to a ‘terrorist for killing the baby.'”

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January 13, 2011

Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?

Michail Gorbachev: the archives suggest a much darker figure.

Western academics have never shown much interest in studying Communism beyond the abstract and theoretical.  The fall of the Soviet Union opened up 70 years of classified documents and files for their inspection, which they have largely ignored.  Perhaps it’s because they’re afraid of what they might find, such as the infamous Venona Files declassified after the fall of the Soviet Union, and which essentially affirm Joe McCarthy’s so-called paranoia about KGB infiltration into American institutions and society.  Alger Hiss was a spy.  True, ol’ tail-gunner Joe may have gotten some names wrong, and he implicated a few innocent people, but he was onto something.  The documents prove it.  Unsurprisingly, therefore, Western academics largely ignore the treasure trove placed at their disposal in the post-Soviet era.  The crimes and atrocities of the 20th Century committed in the name of Communism and Atheism have largely been ignored by Academia and their pop culture missionaries in Hollywood and the Media.  I believe the reason for this is their fear that it would reflect negatively on the Western Left, and thereby strengthen the Right.  They don’t want the Right to use “Stalin” against them the way they use “Hitler” against the Right.  It’s not an accident, therefore, that Stalin is absent in an iconic sense from the Western psyche (even after 50 years of cold war), while the name “Hitler” has been mythologized as the embodiment of all that is depraved and evil in the world.  In this way they get to call you “Hitler” and “Nazi”, and you get to call them…Well, nothing.  Thus, Stalin, despite a body count far exceeding that of the Nazis, does not hold a candle to Der Fuehrer in the evil department.  The result is that even after nearly 50 years of Cold War with the Soviet Union, and despite most of their files thrown open for all to inspect for nearly 20 years now, academic interest in communism/marxism continues to be relegated to the theoretical, not the historical.

A Hidden History of Evil

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.

For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives. Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War. He stole them in 2003 and fled Russia. Within living memory, they would have been worth millions to the CIA; they surely tell a story about Communism and its collapse that the world needs to know. Yet he can’t get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he can’t get anyone to take much interest in them at all.

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January 12, 2011

The Dishonesty of Bill Maher

Bill Maher typifies the depths to which the Left will sink in order to score political points against their enemies.  They don’t even try to be honest and consistent.  Here Maher speaks for many if not most on the Left as he explains why Liberals are the epitome of tolerance, prudence and virtue, while conservatives are EVIL, MEAN, NASTY inciters who make jihadis look like pikers (yes, he almost goes that far).  Anderson Cooper asks him why Libs insisted we not “rush to judgment” in the aftermath of Ft. Hood, yet may be doing just that with the Jared Loughner shooting.  His answer?  “I don’t understand that analogy.” Nuance! Anderson Cooper has no follow up question to that (they never do when they’re interviewing their fellow travellers).

Maher also says his own incitement to hatred and violence (see his Cheney deathwish below) is merely “comedy”, President Obama’s “gun to a knife fight” comment was metaphorical (which it was), but Palin’s “targeted” districts graphic was an incitement to violence.

He’s all over the map on this one.  That is a sign of one thing and one thing only– INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY.  They are lying to you, America.  They incite hatred and violence, call it comedy or “speaking truth to power”, and then use character assassination and blood libel to attack so-called incitement by conservatives.

Defends Obama’s ‘Gun to Knife-Fight’ Comment

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Says Cheney’s Death Would Save Lives

Bill Maher: “I’m just saying if [Cheney] did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.”

January 11, 2011

Liberal Fascism: Talk radio under siege

Watch for this one.  Leftists never let a crisis go to waste.  Jared Loughner is simply too valuable an opportunity for them.  He could turn things around for Obama, and for flagging Liberalism.  Or so they believe.  It’s not enough that they utterly control print media and television, as well as Academia and Hollywood.  They must control it ALL.  Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C), one of the most frenzied voices in the wake of the Arizona shooting says we need to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.  He wants “balanced coverage” (but only on AM radio, nowhere else), and he says attacking the Left is “incitement” and tantamount to “yelling fire in a crowded theater.”  Because Leftists don’t use “heated rhetoric.” Of course not!  Only conservatives do.

Return of the Fairness Doctrine

COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in Congress, said Sunday the deadly shooting in Arizona should get the country thinking about what’s acceptable to say publicly and when people should keep their mouths shut.

Clyburn said he thinks vitriol in public discourse led to a 22-year-old suspect opening fire Saturday at an event Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held for her constituents in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed and 14 others were injured, including Giffords.

The shooting is cause for the country to rethink parameters on free speech, Clyburn said from his office, just blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse. He wants standards put in place to guarantee balanced media coverage with a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, in addition to calling on elected officials and media pundits to use ‘better judgment.’

‘Free speech is as free speech does,’ he said. ‘You cannot yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater and call it free speech and some of what I hear, and is being called free speech, is worse than that.’  Clyburn used as an example a comment made by Sharron Angle, an unsuccessful U.S. senatorial candidate in Nevada, who said the frustrated public may consider turning to ‘Second Amendment remedies’ for political disputes unless Congress changed course.

Clyburn said the man accused of shooting Giffords did just that.  ‘He saw a Second Amendment remedy and that’s what occurred here and there is no way not to make that connection,’ Clyburn said.  Despite Clyburn’s position, law enforcement has not yet revealed any motives in the shooting.  Clyburn has been the most outspoken of the state’s congressional delegation on the shooting.

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, the 1st District Republican, said the Fairness Doctrine would stifle free speech and be harmful to the public, but he would say little on the matter beyond that. Engaging in a partisan conversation is not appropriate now, Scott said, because the focus of Saturday’s shooting should remain on prayer for the victims.

‘A 9-year-old little girl is gone and the Fairness Doctrine is not going to bring her back,’ Scott said.

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“Obama needs an Oklahoma Moment”

Rahm Emmanuel says never let a crisis go to waste. If you’re wondering what’s driving the current Leftist stampede to blame conservatives for Jared Loughner, this is why– he is an OPPORTUNITY.  Former Clinton adviser, Mark Penn, said President Obama needs an event like the Oklahoma City bombing to reconnect him with the voters.  How despicable to even articulate such a thing, yet notice Chris Matthews doesn’t bat an eyelash.  Well, they got their event, and it’s an opportunity they don’t intend on wasting.

“Nuance” of the Left

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jesusland @ 07:25

Conservatives are always in the Media’s sights.

January 1, 2011

Happy New Year: Bomb kills 21 at Egypt church

Copts: victims of Christophobia

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (same as the last year)

How’s this for “fresh starts”? I suppose these Copts had it coming to them (you know, just as those “little Eichmann’s” did on 9/11).   The likes of Katie Couric say America is an Islamophobic country on the verge of an anti-Muslim pogrom.  But don’t be fooled.  This is what a REAL backlash against besieged minorities looks like .

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Egyptian church

(Reuters) – A bomb killed at least 21 people outside a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on New Year’s Day and the Interior Ministry said a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible. Dozens of people were wounded by the blast, which scattered body parts, destroyed cars and smashed windows. The attack prompted Christians to protest on the streets, and some Christians and Muslims hurled stones at each other.

Mubarak promised in a televised address that terrorists would not destabilize Egypt or divide Christians and Muslims. He said the attack “carries evidence of the involvement of foreign fingers” and vowed to pursue the perpetrators.  A statement on an Islamist website posted about two weeks before the blast called for attacks on Egypt’s churches, listing among them the one hit. No group was named in the statement.

“There are people who want this country to be unstable, and all fingers point to outside hands being behind this incident,” senior group member Mohamed el-Katatni said.  The circumstances of the attack, compared with other incidents abroad, “clearly indicates that foreign elements undertook planning and execution,” the Interior Ministry said.

An Iraqi deputy interior minister, Hussein Kamal, urged Arab states to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and to help stop Arab militants training in Iraq and then returning home.  Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahin said 21 people had been confirmed killed so far and 97 were wounded, the official Middle East News Agency reported.

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Wikileaks: Muslim Immigrants are extremist and Lazy

Wikileaks is racist and Islamophobic.

Hey, it’s in Wikileaks, so it must be true!

1 in 3 British Muslim Students back killing for Islam and 40% want Sharia law

Around a third of young British Muslims favour killing in the name of Islam, according to a survey revealed by the WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. diplomatic cables.  A survey of 600 Muslim students at 30 universities throughout Britain found that 32 per cent of Muslim respondents believed killing in the name of religion is justified.

A U.S. diplomatic cable from January 2009 quoted a poll by the Centre for Social Cohesion as saying 54 per cent wanted a Muslim party to represent their world view in Parliament and 40 per cent want Muslims in the UK to be under Sharia law. The survey results, revealed by WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables, suggests increasing radicalisation among Britain’s young Muslims.

A further U.S. cable, dated February 5 2009, said reaching out to Britain’s Muslim community there was a ‘top priority’ for U.S. embassy staff.  It stated: ‘Although people of Muslim faith make up only 3 to 4 per cent of the UK’s population, outreach to this key audience is vital to U.S. foreign policy interests in the UK and beyond… This is a top mission priority.’

The February cable outlined a plan encompassing ‘engagement and community capacity-building’ to counter the possible growth of ‘violent extremism’ in the UK.  The outreach plan for British Muslims was published a month after a cable that revealed that while the community had grown to more than 2 million, unemployment rates were higher among Muslim men and women than in any other religion.

Muslims were also found to have the highest disability rates – with 24 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women claiming a disability – while the cable also cited statistics claiming Muslims were also the most likely group to be unavailable for work or not actively seeking employment due to illness, their studies or family commitments.

It was revealed last week that a U.S. cable from 2006 had suggested the British Government had made ‘little progress’ in engaging Muslims and combating homegrown extremism.

And the latest cable revelations of U.S. ambassadorial plan to empower Muslim communities to ‘mobilize against extremism’ and ‘build community resilience’ confirms the White House’s lack of faith in the British Government’s ability to engage with the UK’s Islamic population.

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