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If I Wanted America To Fail

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/22

In this age of enhanced political activity among the populace; in this internet age, commercials no longer have to be “TV length”. They can be several minutes long and they’ll be watched. Intentionally watched. By people who have always been plugged in politically and by people who have, out of absolute necessity, have recently plugged in politically. The Gate Keepers may still be keeping the gates locked to the rest of the available information, but those gates no longer have the surrounding walls. Like the Berlin Wall, the information walls have come crashing down. And information-starved people have swept past the still-locked gates the Gate Keepers are still guarding by flowing where the walls used to be instead of where the still-locked gates are. To the dismay of the Liberal Elite.

Here is an example of a not-made-for-TV, several minutes long political ad that people are watching intentionally. An example of how the Gate Keepers are no longer able to restrain the flow of information.

“If I wanted America to fail, I … I suppose I wouldn’t change a thing.” Ain’t that the truth.

UPDATE
Morgen Richmond over at Hot Air said

I don’t think Democrats want America to fail any more than Republicans do…

But then again, there’s that Cloward-Piven strategy being employed, which requires the US to fail in order to complete its endgame.

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Bill Cosby Breaks Silence On Trayvon Martin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/09

That’s ABC’s title.

When I entered Malone College in Canton, Ohio, I loved chocolate. … Alright, I liked chocolate, having already accidentally breaking myself of sweets. (That’s a different story, that I intend to tell you in another article, now that I brought it up.) I accidentally broke myself of liking chocolate (it’s okay if I have some, okay if I don’t) almost immediately after enrolling at Malone College. A very quick walk past the post office and across the highway to 31st street brought me to Dairy Queen. I bought a sundae that destroyed my like for chocolate. I bought a sundae. A hot fudge sundae. With double chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. A double chocolate hot fudge sundae with sprinkles. A large double chocolate hot fudge sundae with sprinkles. A large double chocolate hot fudge sundae with extra sprinkles. A large double chocolate hot fudge sundae with extra chocolate sprinkles.

That killed my like for chocolate, about half way through the evil thing.

ABC’s article provides a Bill Cosby video that I did not watch. But I did read the article, and holy cow! If it isn’t the above sundae version of propaganda!!! Holy cow! ABC doesn’t even try to be honest in its revisionist history hit-job for its radical Leftist race-baiting hit-job!

Holy cow!

A grand jury later found insufficient evidence of a rape, and Brawley and her advisers — including Rev. Al Sharpton, who was thrust into the spotlight — were successfully sued for defamation. The incident inflamed racial tension nationwide.

Holy cow! What a propagandastic hit piece! Al Sharpton, the race-baiter extraordinaire, was not “thrust into the spotlight”! He actively and violently forced his way into the spotlight! He, himself, caused a violent mob to violently vandalize and pillage and murder! He is responsible for the murder of an innocent! And for mob violence! And for mob vandalism! Al Sharpton, the absolute racist race-baiter, should have been wholly criminally responsible for all the violence, all the vandalism, and the murder that he caused! He should have gone to prison for the rest of his life and been forced to pay multiple millions of dollars in fines for his criminal actions! “Successfully sued for defamation”? Are you serious, ABC, with that absolutely passive declaration? As if Al Sharpton didn’t bring it upon himself!!! Al Sharpton actively forced himself into a situation and actively participated in behaviors that were so far beyond the pale that he got only a taste of his just rewards! He’ll get the full flavor once he sees the Great White Throne. And that’s a guarantee. (For the record, Born-Again Christians do not stand before The Great White Throne.)

ABC News produced an absolutely propagandastic, dishonorable, dishonest, race-baiting, radical Leftist-loving hit piece and took no interest in reporting actual, you know, facts in its malicious, agenda-filled misreporting.

Oh, by the way! Look how ABC so sweetly and so blatantly inserted its anti-Second Amendment agenda into the story! Syrupy sweet and absolutely disgusting! It is to hurl!

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Oh, that unbiased professional media!

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/04/05

Not one story, but two, from Sister Toldjah:

#Trayvon: @NBCNews blames “error in production process” for doctored Zimmerman 911 call

Posted by: ST on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm<
Via WaPo’s Erik Wemple:

NBC has completed its investigation into the mishandling of the police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. And the process ends with a finding of error, plus an apology. Here is the statement just issued by the network:

During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.

That apology addresses the “Today” show’s failure to abridge accurately the conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher in this high-profile case. This is how the program portrayed a segment of that conversation:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

And here is how it actually went down:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

“Error made in the production process”? What a flimsy, lame excuse. And completely unbelievable. Heads should roll over this. Not only that, but NBC should also be apologizing to George Zimmerman and his family for the doctored tape, which I would bet money was deliberately doctored before airing. Hey, they’ve pulled racially sensationalistic crap like this before.

As I’ve said before, when all is said and done and assuming Zimmerman isn’t put in jail for the rest of his life over killing Trayvon Martin, both he and his family should sue the mainstream media for the outright falsehoods they’ve reported and the unsubstantiated speculation some members of the press corps have shamelessly tried to pass off as “fact.” The dereliction of duty by “straight news reporters” on this case is simply staggering, and it is paramount that they be held to account.

Isn’t it amazing that an “error made in the production process” would just so happen to put a comment by George Zimmerman in the racism category rather than as a response to a question from a police dispatcher? Quite a coincidence there, wouldn’t you say?

But nobody is perfect, and mistakes can be made, even by professionals. But now comes the second story:

#Trayvon: @CNN cleans up “racist” Zimmerman 911 audio – he says “It’s f–king cold”!

Posted by: ST on April 5, 2012 at 12:44 am

This is absolutely HUGE! The national mainstream media, race pimps and liberal commentators galore have been declaring for weeks that George Zimmerman is guilty of a “vicious hate crime” because he allegedly said “f–king coons” on his 911 call before he “murdered” (their words) Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26th. CNN has cleaned up the audio clip and if you listen to it it sounds very clear that he says “It’s f–king” cold. Listen and watch (via @informedblackmn):

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=crime/2012/04/05/ac-tuchman-zimmerman-audio-enhanced.cnn

People may be wondering why Zimmerman would say it was “cold” in south Florida. It was rainy and in the low 60s that night, and that IS cold for south Florida.

More at the link.

There was, as we all remember, the video presented by ABC News in which we were told that there was no visible injury to the back of George Zimmerman’s head, as one would have expected given the claim that Trayvon Martim bashed Mr Zimmerman’s head to the ground more than once. Then, lo and behold, the tape was enhanced, by someone other than ABC News, and, amazingly enough, the wound one would expect to be there, was there.

Now, none of this either proves nor disproves whether Mr Zimmerman acted legally in self-defense, or committed a crime; that determination awaits a professional investigation by trained personnel at the scene. Those of us looking at the case from a distance simply do not have the evidence or the professional skills to know what happened.

What these stories do indicate is that those of us looking at the case from a distance cannot even trust the partial evidence we have, because the supposedly professional media have been making mistake after mistake after mistake, to the point at which it is reasonable to believe that these aren’t just mistakes anymore, but deliberate attempts to influence people’s judgement by giving them false or misleading or deliberately incomplete information. And, just as importantly, it took individuals from the right of the political spectrum to discover these “mistakes” on the part of the professional media!

Nor is this even the first time. CBS News used forged documents, documents which were such obvious forgeries that the conservatively biased bloggers from Powerline were able to spot them from video tapes, before high-definition television, even though CBS News somehow couldn’t, with the documents in their hands. CBS News was shilling for Democratic presidential nominee Senator John F Kerry (D-MA) at the time, and one of the CBS News people, the since-fired Mary Mapes, even contacted the Kerry campaign in advance of this story.

Why did it take conservative bloggers to discover the fraud? The answer is simple: because the liberals liked the story, and weren’t going to check it any further. The same thing is happening today.

The moral of the story is clear: if it comes from ABC, CBS or NBC, check their stories before you believe them.
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Cross Posted on The First Street Journal.

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#Reuters And The Self-Fullfilling Prophecy

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/14

Reuters has chosen to try to pull the wool over Americans’ eyes again. This time with a poll showing Obama at 50 percent approval, a major jump in his ratings. Here’s a taste of how Reuters is selling their poll:

For the first time since early July, more Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing than disapprove, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows his approval rating now at 50 percent. [emphasis mine]

Reuters is playing very serious mind games, trying to give an “understood” self-fullfilling prophecy: That Obama is gaining strength and will easily win re-election. But before I explain how Reuters is doing that propaganda game, I want to remind well-informed readers of Reuters’ history. Remember all the articles and parts of articles Reuters had which put the Obama administration in a bad light? Those articles and parts of articles the Obama administration told Reuters to memory-hole? And Reuters obeyed and memory-holed them? Yeah, they’re still out there, written by Reuters, and saved by Conservative bloggers. All you have to do is a bit of research to find them.

So, yeah, Reuters is a Leftist lackey organization pretending to be an unbiased news outfit. Now, on to why Reuters is attempting to game the system, attempting to provide a self-fullfilling prophecy (which is far more difficult to do with all the citizen-journalists on this “Al Gore invention”). And Ed Morrissey explains what Reuters forgot to hide.

At this point, you’d normally see me analyze the sample type, size, and composition for a critical analysis of whether this particular poll is reliably predictive. Oddly, Reuters doesn’t provide a link for its readers to peruse the data set — but that’s no problem, as it turns out, because Reuters provides its own credibility-killing data at the end of its report:

The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll of 1,084 adults included 554 respondents who identified themselves as Democrats, 421 as Republicans, and 109 as independents. The total respondents included 937 registered voters.

Now, Mr Morrissey notes that it took over 51 percent Democrats in the poll to get Obama’s favorability to 50 percent, which is itself a very bad outcome for Obama. It means that even some Democrats are selling off. But, looking at the numbers, Democrats do not have a 5-4 advantage over Republicans. So there is where the poll is Dishonorable. Further looking at the numbers, Democrats do not have a 5-1 advantage over Independents, a clear majority of whom disapprove of Obama. So there is where the poll is Dishonorable.

There are two reasons why Reuters would be so willing to be so dishonest in their polling: 1) To pump up Liberals, and 2)To get the ignorant voters to “go with the crowd” that Reuters lyingly created out of thin air. Oh, there’s a third reason: Reuters is run by a bunch of fools who don’t know the first thing about creating a scientific poll. And I seriously doubt that third reason is in any way accurate.

UPDATE
After writing this, and looking further at Reuters’ polling data, I found something very obvious that I had missed:

The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll of 1,084 adults… included 937 registered voters. [emphasis mine]

It was a poll of adults and not a poll of registered voters, nor a poll of likely voters. This means Reuters had already started out with a Left-skewed poll and skewed the already Left-skewed poll even harder Left.

If you do your research, and plot the results on a graph with “actuality” being the center, you will find a properly-proportioned poll of Likely Voters being very near center. You will also find a properly-proportioned poll of Registered Voters will skew to the Left of center, meaning more Liberal than the actual voting results. You will also find a properly-proportioned poll of Adults will skew to the Left of the properly-proportioned poll of Registered Voters, meaning the poll of Adults is the furthest Left poll and least accurate poll of the three. Oft-times by large margins. (Which is why Left-leaning and media polling outfits (but I’m unnecessarily redundant) who seek to show their polling accuracy switch to Likely Voters as the time to actually vote arrives.)

So, not only did Reuters intentionally select the most Left-skewed poll format, Reuters also blatantly ignored national affiliation rates to give Democrats a massive advantage in their mock-worthy poll!

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Propagandist Organization ‘Media Matters’ Propagandizes

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/24

I know, right? Totally shocking that the Left-wing propaganda outfit “Media Mutters” would actually engage in blatant propaganda!eleventy! Hube quotes the recent Media Mutters propaganda:

At the Fox News-Google GOP presidential debate, co-moderator Chris Wallace used the pejorative term “illegals” to refer to undocumented immigrants and read a question from the public that used the term, as well. Journalists have called on the media to stop using the term “illegals,” but Fox’s “straight news” shows use it consistently nonetheless.

“Journalists have called on the media…” Wait, what? Car companies have called on the car manufacturers to … Makes as much sense there, bub. And it’s not all journalists who have called on journalists to propagandize. Just some of them.

But let’s get to the issue. If someone is in this or any other country illegally, that someone is an illegal alien. It’s just the facts of the matter. But Media Mutters wants people to believe that stating the truth is a pejorative while using a rosy euphemism is honest. What a load of hooey. This sort of thing sounds like something the radical Socialist George Soros and his anti-American Open Society Institute would say. Wait, hasn’t George Soros pumped huge amounts of cash into Media Mutters’ treasury? Must just be a coincidence. (As Jethro Gibbs says, I don’t believe in coincidence.)

But what is it with these Leftist nutballs, anyway? I have a few thoughts on that.

The Left has owned the media for several decades so they’re used to being able to frame the debate and change the definitions of words in order to fit their agenda almost without challenge. Since the advent of the New Media, which the Dinosaur Media cannot control, the “gatekeeper” status of Old Media is nigh vanished, to the Left’s utter dismay. As the Left’s powerlock on information control collapses, the Left will go through ever greater hysterics, which merely serve to hasten their own demise. (Oops, that’s gonna get me reported to #AttackWatch.)

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