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TEA Party Wins Equal Democrat Wins

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/08

Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.American philosopher George Santayana (aka Jorge Augustin Nicolas de Santayana y Borras) (1893-1984)

Patrick Frey, proprietor of Patterico’s Pontifications, has made a (second) career of fisking the very clearly Liberal, agenda-driven, falsehood-selling Los Angeles Times. It seems hardly fair for me to pile on, since the LA Slimes has had round after round after round after round of permanent staffing cuts as it continues to lose revenue and readership. But I’m not a believer in the fair. At all. I’m a believer in the just. And the truth. And in integrity. And in destroying the anti-Founder, anti-Framer, anti-American Dream agenda of the mainstream media, the Democrat leadership, the Ruling Class Republicans, the Union leadership, etc, etc, ad infinitum. So, I’m going to try my hand at fisking the LA Slimes.

Today, the day where Richard Lugar will likely be Primaried out of his 36-year job as a US Senator from Indiana (where he is not legally permitted to vote, since he is not an Indiana resident and hasn’t been for over 30 years), the Los Angeles Times is doing its best to spin the likely Mourdock win over Lugar as a potential win for Democrats. As an aside, albeit a very important one, Karl, who writes for both Patterico’s Pontifications and Hot Air, absolutely destroyed the media-appointed “Conservative” Peggy Noonan. You MUST read it. His entire article reads like a cat playing with a mouse as Karl bats Noonan around for a while before consuming her and looking for a bowl of milk in his final paragraph.

While Lugar deserves credit for his work on issues like nuclear disarmament, he has contributed to the current existential threat and until now displayed no awareness of this. Had he spent more time among Hoosiers, perhaps he would have noticed their discontent. Should he lose today, he will seek solace from his real constituents in the Beltway, who will condemn the excessive partisanship of the Tea Party movement, conveniently forgetting Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) retired in 2010 because the leftwing agenda of a Democratic Congress made getting re-elected too difficult.

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Even when “the past” is less than two years ago.

Alright, aside over. Let’s fisk Lisa Mascaro’s LA Slimes article, shall we?

said a “tea party” victory
Richard Mourdock, a “tea party” favorite
The more the Republicans embrace the ‘tea party’ agenda and its candidates


Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see? Do you know what I know?

It is widely known that the TEA Party movement has four capital letters (but many only use the two capitals at the beginnings of the two words). Lisa Mascaro absolutely refused to use any capitals. This is indeed significant in that the capital letters absolutely signify a matter of importants and significance. Lisa Mascaro seeks to strip that importance and significance from the TEA Party. And she doubles down on her absolute agenda-driven desire to crush the TEA Party in her own puny way by adding “scare quotes” each time she mentions the TEA Party (which she adamantly refuses to capitalize). Show me where the LA Slimes wrote about occupy wall street or “occupy wall street” and not about Occupy Wall Street. Go ahead, google and wiki away. I’ll wait.

What did you find? Anything? Yeah, me neither. Lisa Mascaro didn’t want the TEA Party rendered ungood. She wanted it rendered double plus ungood. And she proved herself a buffoon and a fool in her very loud and proud agenda-driven false “reporting” of the “news” of the day.

One of the Democrats’ top Senate campaign strategists said
The outlook from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) reflected the growing enthusiasm among Democrats
said Schumer, who led his party to the Senate majority in past election cycles

Top campaign strategists, growing enthusiasm among Democrats, led the party to majority in the past. Did Lisa Mascaro say anything like that about the Republicans she referred to and quoted? Did Lisa Mascaro refer to the historic TEAnami that occurred in 2010, where Democrats lost the House majority in suplex/pile-driver fashion? Nah.

Republicans have dismissed
said Brian Walsh, communications director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

She couldn’t be bothered with providing proper context, historical context, or facts in her spinnage. She may have her spinnage which adds power to her atrophied brain muscle, but she doesn’t have the spinach of truth. Lies by omission are worse than lies by commission because they’re less detectable. And Lisa is doing her best to spin by deceit and omission and mockery that she can.

Go ahead and read her article and decide for yourself. Is it

JOURNALISM
or
JOURNOLISM

You be the judge.

While those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, such as the 2010 elections which saw over 700 Democrat-held seats switch to Republican-held seats mainly due to the TEA Party, those who deceitfully cover up history to prevent people from learning are better off having millstones around their necks and being cast into the deepest of oceans than facing the results of their actions.

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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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John Farmer Is A Dishonest Journalist

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/28

Hot Air Headlines has this John Farmer quote:

If the CBS/Times study has it right, the tea party participation is principally a Southern phenomenon. More than a third “hail from the South, far more than any other region,” it found, and that has important implications for the GOP next year and perhaps beyond.

Ooooh, scary! TEA Party demographics show more than a third are from the south! The south is taking over the Republican Party! And we all know how raaaaacist and backward those in the south are! Horrifying! Run away! Run awaaaay!

Yeah, let’s check the population totals in the US, shall we? According to the US Census, the south contains 37.1 percent of the US population, or approaching 40 percent. And since “approaching 40 percent” is a greater measure than “more than one third”, that means the south is underrepresented in the TEA Party, right? Okay, not necessarily, since I used another lamestream media tactic: dissimilar units of measurement to provide a storyline that fits a pre-ordained agenda.

I would compare like with like but John Farmer, in his ultimate wisdom, failed to provide a link to the New York Times/CBS poll. So I can’t see the demographic breakdown of the polling. So let’s just say the TEA Party’s southern demographics aligns with the US’s population dispersal. In other words, John Farmer had an ax to grind and a story to tell and he wasn’t going to let the facts get in his way.

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