An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
…there were REAL reporters, a REAL media, and a reasonably informed public.
The network morning shows on Thursday went into tabloid overdrive for the Jodi Arias verdict and an abduction case in Ohio, offering a staggering 56 minutes of coverage.
In contrast, NBC, CBS and ABC allowed just under seven minutes combined to hearings on the 2012 terrorist murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. This is a disparity of eight-to-one.
Does anyone remember back when the news was just that….news? Something happened, it got reported. Not analyzed, but reported…with the who, what, when, where, and how. We had investigative reporters, getting to the bottom of a story, “just the facts, ma’am”. I vaguely remember that time. Do you? If not, you are younger than I am, and I feel bad you have nothing to compare with the current crop of talking heads.
Here’s a video of Beck discussing this issue:
If you rely strictly on one source for your information, you are depriving yourself of a lot of valid information! Jodi Arias murdered her boyfriend, found guilty. Ok. Happens a lot. 3 young ladies missing for over 10 years, found, reunited with families. Happy ending for a change. Four murdered Americans and an administration cover up? Not news worthy. Think we have our priorities just a wee bit skewed??
Now, the news media will spend days trying to determine why these men did what they did in Boston. They will want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They will want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something unlawful. The media will be in a tissy about the new era of home grown radicals and about how they could live among us and still hate us.
Here in Oklahoma, I have rattlesnakes on my place. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes because a rattlesnake will bite me and inflict me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me. It will bite me because it is a rattlesnake and that is what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so that I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me…I just kill them.
I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me (b) I already know that they live on my place… I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one. I don’t look for ways that I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non poison rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion I kill a rat snake, because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know that for every rattlesnake that I kill, two more lurk out there. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No! Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them their fair justice….I kill them.
Maybe as a country, we should give more credit to the jihadist just being a rattlesnake! Just like the rattlesnake the only good jihadist is a dead jihadist. When I see one on my porch, in my barn or wherever I will kill it…..I hope you will do the same.
Shared by Jerry.
Yesterday, I laid out 10 short items that would go a long way to making sure that we are safer. We’ll never be 100% safe, because there is evil in this world, and it is growing. A couple of items were a bit ‘tongue in cheek’, but not completely.
Using the deaths of 4 human beings to push an agenda for amnesty, is making my coffee curdle. Yet, apparently, that is what our so called representatives have been doing for the last few days. Not one of them is stating the FACT that all attacks, or attempted attacks, have one thing in common. Even left wing pundit, Bob Beckel, is more aware of the common thread, and isn’t afraid to state it publicly. ISLAM! Whether you choose to believe the truth, and realize there is nothing peaceful about that cult, or continue to bury your head in the sand and blame America for such actions, it is islam that is at the root of 99.9% of all terror attacks around the world.
So called ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ would have done NOTHING to stop the attack in Boston. NOTHING! Perhaps, if we had a competent administration, but even then, if a piece of crap is determine to murder people, they will find a way…if one fails, then another is waiting in the wings to take his/her place. There is a long line of thugs willing to murder for their pedophile prophet. Many were born here, many have lived in the country for years, many are sneaking across the borders, north and south, and some are being INVITED IN by this administration….all with that one thing in common!
The media is shamelessly promoting the ‘nice kid’ stories. NOTE TO LAME STREAM: Nice kids don’t murder children! Or college students! Or police officers! Finding the truth is important, but it doesn’t matter, at this point, if they were ‘lone wolves’, part of a small cell, or a larger organization. They were NOT nice kids! They CHOSE to murder INNOCENT human beings! Stop using them as an excuse to score political points with CRIMINAL aliens!
Don’t Fall Into the Boston Immigration Trap
Jessica Zuckerman – The Foundry
As the country continues to reel over the attacks in Boston last week, some in Washington quickly looked for ways to use the attacks to justify their political goals on border security and immigration reform.
On both sides of the aisle, politicians and commentators were quick to assert that the fact that the two suspected bombers were immigrants was reason enough to call for changes to everything, from border security and stricter background checks to amnesty.
It’s unfortunate that people are trying to spin the tragic events in Boston to advance their legislative agendas, but it’s also falling into an emotional trap—the Boston attackers should not be the focus of this immigration debate.
All three network morning shows on Friday ignored the fact that the ex-San Diego mayor who gambled away an astonishing $1 billion is a Democrat. ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning covered Maureen O’Connor and explained how she wasted most of the money on video poker. But none of them mentioned the party affiliation of the politician.
GMA’s Josh Elliott simply related, “A former mayor of San Diego has admitted to gambling away a staggering $1 billion, including millions that she took from her late husband’s charity.”
It’s always safe to assume that any time a politician gets in big, BIG, trouble, and the party affiliation is not mentioned, said criminal politician is a DEMOCRAT!
I gotta ask….how the blazes can one person gamble away ONE BILLION DOLLARS???? Obviously, this broad spent more time gambling than doing her job. Oh yeah…she’s a DEM! Getting paid for a job they don’t do is normal!
…okie dokie! There is no doubt in my mind that Tingles has definitely has gone off his meds, and needs immediate hospitalization!
Umm…that would be a big fat NO! Obama’s lapdogs once again proves why the public doesn’t trust them.
This is huge. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, interviewed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan after his RNC speech to rebut the accusations of several Democrats and so-called media “fact checkers” that his speech was full of inaccuracies and lies. The following is what never aired:
To be perfectly honest, the interview does look pretty bad for the Democrats and their mainstream media allies, given that Ryan is quicker on his feet than the political hit men being sent to take him out. But the Romney campaign knew about the interview, so there was a fair chance that the footage would see the light of day.
So now there’s not just the interview that went horribly awry for the Democrats, but the lingering question: what are you so afraid of, NBC?
What are they afraid of? Well, the truth absolutely terrifies them. They fear that their messiah will be found out to be complete phony…a ‘false god’ if you will. Paul Ryan is one of those extremely rare politician, that doesn’t behave like your typical politician. He’s actually HONEST! And that just scare the bejabbers out of the left stream media!
It’s no secret the lame stream media is Obama’s lapdog, and are doing all they can to insure Obama’s re-election. Why? Well, they’re a bunch of idiots is the only explanation I can come up with. Journalism is dead, and what we have now is the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.
In the Personal Liberty Digest this morning, Wayne Allyn Root hit on some very interesting ideas about the media, and even though it won’t happen, if we had a legitimate unbiased media, that actually reported the WHOLE news, and not just the talking points from their boss, the world might be a different, and much better place.
If the media told the truth, instead of harping on Romney’s “female gap” they’d report on Obama’s “male gap,” “white gap,” “senior gap,” “Christian gap” and “military veteran gap.” Obama is sinking fast with all these important voting groups. Romney is winning by landslide margins with them all. Obama loses the male vote by as much, or more, than he wins among females. Funny how the media never mention that!
If the media told the truth, they’d challenge Obama’s lies that his bailout of GM and Chrysler is a model of success. In reality, it is a model of disaster: a $25 billion loss for the American taxpayer. If the media told the truth, they’d report that the much of the $25 billion went to pay off auto unions that contributed heavily to Obama, while stealing bondholders’ entire investment.
They’d also report that while Obama used taxpayer money to make whole every pension for every union member of GM and Chrysler, he let the pensions of non-union autoworkers go bankrupt. If the media think this is success, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
If the media told the truth, they’d report that Obama is the first President in modern history to never pass a budget. How many Americans have heard that Obama’s most recent budget was voted down 99-0 in the U.S. Senate? Obama’s budget was so ridiculous that every single Democrat voted against it. I guess the media just forgot about that.
If the media told the truth, they’d call Vice President Joe Biden a racist and “gutter politician” for telling a primarily black audience the GOP plan is “to put y’all back in chains.” Cutting spending is hardly akin to slavery. The truth the media should report is that putting American taxpayers over $5 trillion more in debt in only 3½ years is enslaving our children and grandchildren to a lower quality of life. But the media have been careful not to mention that form of slavery.
If the media told the truth, they’d report that Paul Ryan’s plan reforms Medicare and saves it for future generations (with no change for anyone over 55) while President Obama has stolen $700 million from Medicare to pay for Obamacare (with no plan whatsoever to save this debt-riden, out-of-control program). They’d also report that Obama’s massive January tax increase raises taxes on dividends and interest to levels not seen in decades. Seniors live off investment income, interest and dividends. With Obama cutting their income, many seniors will lose their homes and retirement income. If the media told the truth, they would report: “This guy Obama clearly hates old people.”
Liberal feminists often call men “verbally abusive.” If the media told the truth, they’d report that Obama is the “verbally abusive President.” His never-ending punching bags are small-business owners and the rich. His off-teleprompter rants such as “You didn’t build that,” “The private sector is doing fine” and “We want to spread the wealth around” demonstrate Obama’s total economic incompetence and lack of understanding that America’s business owners provide the jobs and taxes that pays for government. How can any educated journalist protect a President so ignorant (and arrogant) as to not know that without businesspeople and entrepreneurs there would be no government services or employees?
If the media told the truth, they’d report Obama is “the bribery President.” Free contraception to women, amnesty through Executive Order to young Hispanics, advertising campaigns in Mexico to inform illegals in the USA that they qualify for food stamps, creating an Office of African-American Education. Every day, comes a new bribe to Obama’s voters, all within weeks of the election. Yet the media are silent. They are like Sgt. Schultz of the “Hogan’s Heroes” television series: “I see nothing! I know nothing!”
If the media told the truth, they’d report we are facing economic collapse. They would report the tragic economic indicators just out for July:
- Last month, California’s sales tax revenues plunged a shocking $539 million below expectations.
- The jobless rate rose in 44 States in July, including 9 out of 10 battleground States.
- In the 10th (Ohio) it stayed even.
This is no recovery. And, here’s the worst news: The American Petroleum Institute reports that U.S. consumer demand for oil in July was the lowest since 1995. These figures are alarming, to say the least. Where are the media hiding while the economy collapses? Asleep at the switch.
What are the odds that REAL journalism makes a come back? I’d say slim to none. sigh… But who knows…maybe if their got their noses out from Obama’s hinder, we might see a change? Naw…likely not. I think their heads are going to have to be surgically removed from his a$$ when he loses BIG in November.
When the lame stream jumps to conclusions, and blames the Tea party for some horrid shooting, it’s 24/7 coverage for days, even when it’s PROVED that no Tea Partier, or anyone on the right, had anything to do with the crime. When ‘one of their own’ walks into a building with a weapon and 50 rounds of ammo, with the intent to kill, it’s no big deal, and is passed over as not newsworthy. If the animal had succeeded in murdering anyone, I honestly believe the lame stream would give it 20 seconds of air time, blame someone else, and move on to the latest celebrity stupidity, and that would be that!
…than the news! The left lies, the media repeats the lies as truth, and ignorant people swallow it, hook, line, and sinker! How did we get to be such an ill-informed country? The media! Plain and simple. Are those who report the so called news so utterly ignorant? I think they know exactly what they are doing….making Joseph Goebbels proud!
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Wouldn’t you think the media would be all over this? Hmmmm… Silly me! I forgot for a minute there that we really don’t have a media anymore….just the propaganda wing of the “Democrat” Party. Heaven knows, they didn’t check it out in ’08….why the blazes would I think they’d do their JOB in ’12?
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.
So, what exactly is/was that New Party? It is described as “social democrat”. And what’s that?
Social democracy - Social democracy supports legal entitlements in social rights for citizens. These are made up of universal access to public services such as: education, health care, workers’ compensation, and other services such as child care and care for the elderly. Social democracy is connected with the trade union labour movement and supports collective bargaining rights for workers.
….in its current form was originally developed by revisionist Marxist Eduard Bernstein who criticized orthodox Marxism’s emphasis on revolution and class conflict, claiming that socialism could be achieved through evolutionary means through representative democracy and through cooperation between people regardless of class.
Apparently, Barry missed that part about ‘cooperation’ regardless of class since he’s so dead set on creating ‘class warfare’, along with every other kind of ‘warfare’ he can think of!
So, when someone tells ya Barack Hussein Obama is a card carrying socialist, even though he, and his minions deny it….ya really ought to believe them! Cuz let’s face facts here folks…..Obama lies…..a LOT!
This is going to be another extremely long day. I typically don’t do much on Sundays, other than go to church, and maybe nap, but since I’m not at home, and didn’t make it to church (lack of appropriate attire is one reason….don’t think they’d appreciate me showing up in baggie sweats and an NRA ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ t-shirt), I was put to work. Cleaning. UGH! Actually, I put myself to work, but some things needed to be done, so we did them. We’re all pretty amazed at the results. I won’t go into the reasons things had to be done, but suffice it to say, it was a priority.
Anyway, I am slurping coffee, attempting to get at least one eye open, and going through emails. I got a link to something I found quite interesting, and pretty much agree with it, with one exception….I don’t think voting for Ron Paul is a good idea. Other than that….I have to say that yes, our lame stream media is nothing more than a government run propaganda machine, in the same vein that the media of Nazi Germany was, or the state run media in Venezuela.
The elites are masters of propaganda. They have at their beck and call an army of “journalists” who never stray from the official state line for fear of being ostracized. They eagerly and happily spread lies and half-truths in order to gain and then keep their seats near the halls of power. Those who stray from the party line (Helen Thomas) are harshly dealt with.
They have learned that the more lies they tell, the more lies we believe. And the more lies we believe, the more dependent we become. Conversely, the fewer myths, lies and deceptions we succumb to, the less dependent — and, therefore, the freer — we are.
If you watch the news, read the papers, either print or online, no doubt you’ve notice a serious deterioration in the quality of the ‘news’. Instead of all the facts, we get slant, from all the outlets. The majority, however, slant so far to the left with their propaganda, it’s difficult to know what real anymore. The lack of reporting is just as bad as flat out lying. Those who actually pay attention have seen a great many omissions in what most would consider vital information pertaining to the story that’s being ‘reported’. But since it doesn’t fit into their agenda, and that of the current administration, it gets left out, or the spin is so blatant, you get dizzy just hearing it….kind of like going a few rounds in a dryer. :? Just one example of the media ‘in the tank’ for the administration would be the recent WaPo column by a total Obama suck up. *shakes head*
When confronted with a challenge to the established belief system, the mind closes off. When this happens, the individual employs avoidance behavior, writes off the new knowledge as conspiracy theory and labels it as kooky, insane or stupid. The information is then dismissed, never to be considered again, even when the facts support the new knowledge.
The esoteric purpose of propaganda is to extract wealth and labor illegally as concealed involuntary servitude. The people who use propaganda to persuade the populace against their best interests create myths and sell them as benefits.
Have you ever had, what started out as, what you THOUGHT was a rational conversation with a liberal? Within minutes, confronted with the truth, the majority will totally become unhinged. Recent videos of the OWS crowd proves that point with no need for explanation. You can find them anywhere on the net, unless, of course, some underhandedness has occurred, which you KNOW it does! YouTube is notorious for pulling videos , especially when the rabid leftist complain. Let a conservative say that something is highly offensive, and you get either silence, or ‘it’s protected by the 1st Amendment. Funny how that works, eh? Google apparently is another arm of the socialist movement known as the Democrat Party, with the head, Obama/Washerwoman-Schultz, pulling the strings. Or would that be George Soros? Uh oh! A conspiracy theory. tsk tsk tsk
So, anyway, the column has a list of lies, covering a variety of topics, from The War on Terror to The economy is improving. One topic of interest is There is a difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. In today’s parties, some might agree. In a way, I do as well. All we have to do is look at the candidate we were stuck with in 2008, and to a degree, who THEY have decided our candidate is this time around. I know of very few people who actually supported either one. The elites at the top are actually quite similar, however, us rank and file out here in the REAL world, are quite different from each other. The majority of us stand on principle. The head honchos blow with the wind. Quite disturbing actually, which is why the Tea Party is so vital to all upcoming elections. No, we are NOT fading away. We are still out here, doing our best to not only take our country back, but the party of Reagan as well. The reason you don’t see us out there, like you you do the OWS types, is because the majority on our side either work, or have family obligations which prevents us from traveling distances, not to mention, we don’t get financial support from ANY organizations to bus us in for rallies. We foot our own bills, and unlike the unionistas who get bused (and in most cases, paid) in to protest something or other, of people who are just handed a sign, and paid to carry it for the cameras.
The one item I have an issue with is A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. Actually, it is. I think Ron Paul is a smart cookie….when it comes to domestic issues. However, his foreign policy has turned off a large number of people, including me. We stand by our allies, not throw them to the wolves, as the Obama administration has. I think he’d make an excellent Secretary of Treasury though.
So, no, I do not believe “A vote for either Mitt Romney or Obama is a vote for continued and reinforced fascism.” We can’t do this in just one election cycle, and we have to start somewhere. Getting Obama out of office, and in turn, removing all those freakin’ czars, reversing the numerous ‘executive orders’ that ‘go around Congress’, and getting a majority in both the House and the Senate is just the first step to restoring our Constitutional Republic.
When David Brock applied for tax-exempt status for Media Matters for America, he told the IRS exactly who his group would be fighting against: businesses, wealthy Americans and conservative Christians.
“Media Matters for America (MMA) believes that news reporting and analysis by the American media, with its eye on profit margin and preservation of the status quo, has become biased,” read the group’s application, obtained by The Daily Caller, “It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote corporate interests, the rights of the wealthy, and a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology.”
Ya know, I’d find such statements downright hilarious if I thought these people were actually kidding. But sadly, they are not. I’d like to tell you people at MMA that if Christians had control of the media, you wouldn’t be watching 90% of the garbage you see on TV these days, and that includes the flippin’ commercials!
Media Matters has made no secret of its adherence to progressive principles, but flagging Christianity as having undue influence in media is the latest revelation about the group’s treatment of religion.
I honestly don’t think they realize just how much influence the opposite of Christianity has influenced all media. And that’s quite sad. From the evening news, to the car commercials, we have seen a complete turn around in our society. From shame to anything goes, sending the message to young girls that it’s ok to be a ‘slut’, as long as you dress like one…get your sexy little girl panties and drive the boys wild. Seriously? Do you actually believe that if TRUE Christians had the sort of influence that MMA says it does, that we’d be seeing a commercial for “Three and a Half Men” with a major character stating ‘your mother and my mother are having an affair’? Would we be seeing Bones and Booth having a baby, living together, with no hint of matrimony? Would trash like Jersey Shore be renewed season after season? Seriously? Do they really believe that any true Bible believing, washed in the Blood, Christian would allow such garbage to be shown on their television, if they had so much influence in the media? How about that Seventeen Magazine? Have you seen a copy of that lately? I wouldn’t line my cat box with the garbage they print, but young girls are influenced by the pictures they see of those refugee from Auschwitz type models, and many end up starving themselves to death because they feel they are ugly. What is ugly is what the media portrays as beautiful and normal.
I won’t even get into what they pass off as ‘music’. “Bitches”? “Hos”? Violence, screeching unintelligible lyrics, that if most parents could understand, would find itself in the shredder. At least I hope it would!
Unfortunately, there are far too many churches in this country who have turned a blind eye to the negative message the media presents, all in the name of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance. I honestly wish that Christianity had as much influence in the media as this bunch of leftists would like to portray. Hollywood would produce movies without a load of four lettered words that add nothing to the dialogue, there would be an obvious lack of gratuitous sex, and boys and girls could find some role models that didn’t encourage them to destroy their lives with binge drinking and drug use, casual sex, and baby murder.
As parents, we have an obligation to teach our kids right from wrong. I, sadly, was a bad influence on my kid. Yep, I was a really bad mother. If I had had more positives in my life, than negatives…sadly, of my own choosing, perhaps I could have become a better role model for her. Thankfully, she overcame my stupidity, and has turned out much better than I had hoped.
Am I a prude? Yep…reckon so….now. Through my life, I have learned many lessons, one of which dragged me kicking and screaming OUT of that world, and into one where I have found true joy. We should be so lucky that the media would present the TRUE side of Christianity, and be so influenced.
IMHO, this organization does not qualify as tax exempt, as it’s stated purpose for receiving it was based on complete lies!