Trump To Celebrity Apprentice: “You’re Fired!”

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Hat/Tip to Newsmax.

It’s all but official, we’re going to have a real estate mogul, billionaire, television star running for President in 2016.

Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will form a presidential exploratory committee in anticipation of joining the race for the 2016 Republican nomination.

“I am the only one who can make America truly great again,” the Republican businessman and reality television star declared in a statement announcing the move.

While a step short of a formal campaign launch, the formation of an exploratory allows him to begin raising money and hire staff as he weighs a White House bid. Trump said he’s already hired political aides in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, which host the first three contests on the presidential nominating calendar.

“I have a great love for our country, but it is a country that is in serious trouble,” Trump said in a wide-ranging statement that called for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, improving border security, strengthening the military and improving the economy. “Americans deserve better than what they get from their politicians who are all talk and no action.”

Even though NBC wanted him to return for a 15th season of Apprentice, but in an unprecedented move, Trump effectively fired NBC.

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Trump has decided not to renew his arrangement with NBC for the television reality series “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Corey Lewandowski, a senior aide to Trump, said Wednesday. Producer Mark Burnett had telephoned Trump to ask that he take on another season, but Trump declined.

Lewandowski, brought on board in February as his senior political adviser. “Nobody in the history of television has turned down a renewal. But Mr. Trump can do that.”

Trump, a wealthy businessman, investor and television personality, has established a reputation as a critic of the political establishment.

So no more Apprentice for now, and the Donald is getting his political ducks in a row.

In addition to Lewandowski, a New Hampshire resident and former director of voter registration at Americans for Prosperity, Trump has hired staff to operate in key Republican primary states like Iowa and South Carolina. He also has political advisers based in New York.

While in New Hampshire on Thursday, Trump will meet with veterans and members of the business community. He is set to talk to the media before an early evening gathering at the home of Republican state Rep. Steve Stepanek.

Trump is also scheduled to address the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit on April 17-18 in Nashua, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

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Former NBC Reporter: Journalists Have Taken Sides, Political Coverage Has All The Depth Of Twitter

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Lisa Meyers, formally of NBC says news takes sides now, rather than report the truth

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Another one has left the fold…

Former NBC reporter Lisa Meyers tells The Des Moines Register the quality of television journalism is going downhill and that reporters have picked sides.

Meyers is scheduled to give a talk in Des Moines on Thursday, and told the Register, “I am going to talk about the deterioration in the quality of journalism you see on TV. There is less and less interest in network television today holding the White House or any other part of government accountable.”

Meyers said she believes newscasts are catering to an audience thought to care less about serious news.

“I think most of the political coverage these days has all the depth of Twitter,” she said.

“I also worry that journalists today appear to have chosen sides when it comes to political coverage,” Meyers added. “I think you see that in the sagging approval numbers of TV news over the last few years.”

Viewers question whether they are getting straight news or political bias, she said.

Newscasts have added celebrity news and feel-good stories, which Meyers said have a legitimate place. But she said they should not take the place of in-depth stories or investigations.

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NBC Just Sunk Lower: Brian Williams Admits He’s Lied For 12 Years About Being Fired Upon In Iraq

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Hat/Tip to BFH at IOTWReport.com.

My how the once proud peacock, NBC has fallen since joining forces with MSNBC. The mediocrity and political desperation of MSNBC seems to have rubbed off onto their Mother station…

Dbag Brian Williams Commits Stolen Valor

I think it’s valid to call this stolen valor because there is a long tradition of the press risking their lives in war theaters. Brian Williams has overstated, much like the liar Hillary Clinton, that a helicopter he was in was in imminent danger, saying that it was struck by an RPG and forced down. No such thing ever happened to a helicopter he was on.

Stars and Stripes  — NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years.

Williams repeated the claim Friday during NBC’s coverage of a public tribute at a New York Rangers hockey game for a retired soldier that had provided ground security for the grounded helicopters, a game to which Williams accompanied him. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry.

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

Williams told his Nightly News audience that the erroneous claim was part of a “bungled attempt” to thank soldiers who helped protect him in Iraq in 2003. “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. “I want to apologize.”

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Help NBC Create Its Next Gay Sitcom Smash!

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We'll have a gay old time!

We’ll have a gay old time!

Good news for all struggling writers, would-be writers, those curious about writing, those curious about writing but don’t want anyone to find out, those who wrote once but stopped because of shame and those who secretly write every Friday night in the bushes in Central Park.

NBC needs help!  No, not meds for their executives.  NBC wants you to write their next sitcom! (That’s short for “situation comedy” for those of you who aren’t in the business.)

As with anything in life, there are rules.  All NBC asks is that the sitcom “reflect the values of the National Broadcasting Company.” 

And so I now present for my readers who may want to enter this contest the template that NBC would like you to follow.

  • The protagonist of your sitcom is
  1. A possibly gay astronaut
  2. A possibly gay insurance salesman
  3. A possibly gay doctor
  4. A possibly gay fireman
  5. A possibly gay zombie

 

  • Your protagonist’s next door neighbor is
  1. Nosy and always causing trouble, yet lovable and gay
  2. A gay ghost
  3. A gay ghost who is nosy and always causing trouble, yet still lovable
  4. Nosy, unfriendly and possibly straight and hate-filled
  5. A wacky gay inventor who is nosy and always causing trouble

 

  • In the pilot episode your protagonist has to
  1. Help out a friend’s son, who wants to find a way to come out to his parents
  2. Help out a co-worker’s son, who wants to find a way to come out to his parents
  3. Help out a college boy he has never met before who wants to find a way to come out to his parents
  4. Teach a lesson in tolerance to his hate-filled and intolerant straight neighbor
  5. Help out someone online who wants to find a way to come out to their parents

 

  • Throughout the first year of your sitcom your protagonist’s main concern is
  1. Keeping peace among all his wacky, nosy, yet lovable gay neighbors
  2. Rebuffing the advances of a woman in his office
  3. Maintaining a friendly relationship with his ex wife who left him for her female lover
  4. Teaching his hate-filled, straight and religious neighbor about tolerance
  5. Growing as a person as he begins to come to terms with his sexuality

 

  • Your season one cliffhanger will end with
  1. Your protagonist inviting one of his gay neighbors into his bedroom
  2. Your protagonist being invited into his gay neighbor’s bedroom
  3. His hate-filled, straight and religious neighbor being caught with his pants down in his gay neighbor’s bedroom
  4. The zombie apocalypse featuring many lovable, nosy and gay zombies
  5. Your protagonist opting for sex reassignment surgery

 

Well, what are you waiting for.  Get cracking and write NBC’s next hit sitcom!

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According the NBC, Being Married with Children is an “Alternative Lifestyle”

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When I say “Married with Children,” I am not invoking memories of Al Bundy, but to simply be married, when young, and having children, is considered an “alternative lifestyle.”  Here is more on this scandelous trend in getting married and having kids…

Last night, NBC Washington tweeted out a link to a story about freestyle skiing halfpipe gold medalist David Wise:

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The link goes to a story on NBC headlined “David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold.”

So what could it be? Is he pangendered? Is he polygamous? Is he dwelling in a commune eating only raw foods? Is he living off the grid and existing on the barter system? What could it be?

At only twenty-three years old, he has a wife, Alexander, who was waiting patiently in the crowd, and together they have a two-year-old daughter waiting for them to return to their home in Reno, Nevada. At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult. He wears a Baby Bjorn baby carrier around the house. He also attends church regularly and says he could see himself becoming a pastor a little later down the road.

Wow, that’s really radical.

I must a freak of sorts.  My parents were married at 18-19, and stayed that way until my father passed away.  My mother was a stay at home mom, who made sure that hot meals were served, and the kids were cared for while my father worked.  Myself, my brother, and my sister are all college educated, have careers, and children of their own.  Good for us that our parents had an “alternative lifestyle,” right?

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A Third Party Perspective

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Often times we hear that we’re too close to something to be able to be objective enough to evaluate it rationally. Now before I go much further, lets make sure that we all know who I’m speaking of.

I’m not talking about our main stream media, MSNBC, CNN or the plethora of far left websites, such as DailyKOS, HuffPo, etc… No, I’m talking about those that are closer to the center of the political spectrum. The folks that possibly bought into Hope & Change in ’08 and maybe sat home in ’12.

Back in ’08, candidate Obama sounded pretty centrist. He certainly talked a good game, and sounded to the run of the mill voter, or as Rush says, the low information voter, like he was the breath of fresh air they were looking for. Somebody who was charismatic enough to get people together and smart enough to surround himself with good advisers.

Unfortunately, we all know that was just smoke and mirrors by a narcissitic, America-loathing, socialist (I’m being generous on that label, btw) intent on residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. However, there are still folks out there who just can’t see the real Obama.

Enter Sir Hew Strachan, a prominent war historian and his credentials are, to say the least, impressive.

He is Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow from 1992 to 2000. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Historical Society. He holds an honorary D.Univ from the University of Paisley. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Tweeddale in 2006. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies. In addition, he is on the Chief of the Defence Staff’s strategic advisory panel, the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board, and is an advisory fellow of the Barsanti Military History Center at the University of North Texas. He was on the council of the National Army Museum and is currently a trustee of the Imperial War Museum. He is a visiting professor of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy in Trondheim and in 2009 was the Sir Howard Kippenberger Professor at Victoria University Wellington.

Whew!!

So to say that he knows military strategy is quite the understatement.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that President Obama’s strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America’s position on the world stage.

Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them in a far worse position than they were before.”

The extraordinary critique by a leading advisor to the United States’ closest military ally comes days after Obama was undermined by the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who questioned the President’s foreign policy decisions and claimed he was deeply suspicious of the military.

He went on to say that Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of George W. Bush in that area. Strachan also cited President Obama’s “crazy” handling (or bumbling) of the Syrian crisis as the most egregious example of a fundamental collapse in military strategy and planning since 9/11.

“If anything it’s gone backwards instead of forwards, Obama seems to be almost chronically incapable of doing this. Bush may have had totally fanciful political objectives in terms of trying to fight a global War on Terror, which was inherently astrategic, but at least he had a clear sense of what he wanted to do in the world. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.

Strachan also spoke of President Obama’s “dithering” over intervention against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, saying it has empowered the Syrian ruler and simultaneously undermined America’s military reputation while destabilizing the Middle East.

“What he’s done in talking about Red Lines in relation to Syria has actually devalued the deterrent effect of American military capability and it seems to me that creates an unstable situation, because if he were act it would surprise everybody,” he said. “I think the other issue is that in starting and stopping with Assad, he’s left those who might be his natural allies in Syria with nowhere to go. He’s increased the likelihood that if there is a change of regime in Syria that it will be an Islamic fundamentalist one.”

Sir Strachan has a book coming out next month which examines the failure of modern politicians to use strategy to determine the proper course of military action. He states that the lessons learned at the end of the 20th century hurt us going into the 21st century.

“Using war did deliver. The wars were pretty short, the Falklands, First Gulf War, Kosovo, so people lulled themselves into an expectation that war was simply a continuation of policy and that it was successful. But it hasn’t been since 9/11,” he said.

But Strachan says that a good start at fixing this problem would be to allow military leaders to speak their minds. He was critical of how General McChrystal was forced to resign after that Rolling Stone interview, which revealed his and his staff’s comments about the politicians who were their bosses.

“The concern about the military speaking out shows a lack of democratic and political maturity. We’re not facing the danger of a military coup. The professional experts, who deal with war all the time, should be able to express their views all the time, openly and coherently, just as you would expect a doctor or a teacher to express their views coherently about how you run medical policy or teaching policy,” he said.

In fact, he can point to precedent on this. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held daily strategy meeting with his chairman of the Chiefs of Staff back in World War II.

“The Churchill-Allan Brooke relationship was fraught at times but it worked because both were pretty frank with each other,” Strachan said. “Soldiers have a duty here as well—if they just say, ‘yes Mr. Prime Minister or Mr. President, we can give you exactly what you want,’ then they’re probably not being very honest.”

Now I know this isn’t any groundbreaking news to those of us who have delved into Obama’s past and had him pegged for a radical since way back in 2007. But the fact remains that it is heartening to hear somebody on the world stage who is forthright enough to be honestly critical of our president.

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The Blame Game: NBC Talking Head, Ann Curry, Bashing Kirk Cameron, Blaming Christianity for Hate

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culture warIt seems that NBC’s Ann Curry doesn’t like Christians.  Here is a little slice of how Liberals use invented “hate” as an excuse to engage in actual hate…

It doesn’t matter what the truth is. The narrative of the day is that Christianity is evil, and things that are evil are good.

And that Islam demands that gays be put to death?  We’ll just ignore that, OK?

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David Gregory Above the Law? Media Bias Trumps Gun Laws!

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Oh to be a influential liberal!  I could be Al Gore, and while telling everyone that they need to live in thatch huts, I could live in big mansions and fly around in private jets.  Or, I could be Michael Moore, and hang out with the 99% and tout democracy, while living in a 1% house, and forcing workers to join unions.  Because, as well all know, nothing says democracy like forced union membership.

But, David Gregory media talking head at NBC, may take the cake,  He appeared on Meet the Press last week…

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So then, the good professor has more…

I saw a number of tweets linking to this post David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV quoting D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (emphasis in original):

b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

I confirmed via Westlaw that this is in fact existing D.C. law.  Here’s the entire section:

§ 7-2506.01. Persons permitted to possess ammunition.

(a) No person shall possess ammunition in the District of Columbia unless:

(1) He is a licensed dealer pursuant to subchapter IV of this unit;

(2) He is an officer, agent, or employee of the District of Columbia or the United States of America, on duty and acting within the scope of his duties when possessing such ammunition;

(3) He is the holder of the valid registration certificate for a firearm of the same gauge or caliber as the ammunition he possesses; except, that no such person shall possess restricted pistol bullets; or

(4) He holds an ammunition collector’s certificate on September 24, 1976.

(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

So, just when you thought this was just another case of liberal hypocrisy, it turns out that NBC asked permission to have the magazine in Washington DC.  But they were told no! Bizzyblog has more on this aspect of the story…

Previous related posts on Sunday (NewsBusters; BizzyBlog) and Tuesday evening (NB; BB) only relayed the possibility that NBC might have asked DC Metro Police whether they could show a high-capacity magazine on the air. The fresh news via Jacobson is that “NBC requested and was denied permission to use (i.e., show a) high capacity magazine in news segment” — but went ahead and did it anyway (bolds are mine):

Officer Aziz Alali of the MPD Public Information Office further confirmed the authenticity of the e-mail, and gave me this statement by telephone:

“NBC contacted the Metropolitan Police Department inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for this segment. NBC was informed that that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and the request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated and I cannot get into any further specifics on this investigation.”

NBC News has not responded to multiple inquiries as to the request and denial, or whether the magazine was real or just a prop. During the segment in question, Gregory stated “here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets.”

If it turns out the magazine was in violation of D.C. law, the fact that NBC News was warned by the D.C. Police not to use the magazine puts a whole new light on the incident, turning it into an intentional violation of the law. While the law does not require intent, the existence of intent could influence a decision whether or not to prosecute.

WSJA’s succinct opening statement: “Metropolitan Police Department officials say they denied NBC’s request for permission to use a high-capacity firearm magazine during a segment of Meet The Press this past Sunday.”

OK then, NBC knew that the magazine was illegal.  Then, they asker permission to have it, and were denied.  So, they used it anyway! Of course, being the MSM, and working in favor of the narrative, it would be expected that nothing would happen to David Gregory.  After all, he is one of our regressive betters, and how can he be held to the same legal standards as us little people?

 

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George Zimmerman to Sue NBC Over Selectively Edited 911 Recording

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In a very interesting development, George Zimmerman is suing NBC for selectively editing the 911 tape from the night that Trayvon Martin was killed.

Here is the CH 2.0 coverage from that time…

NBC can’t seem to stay out of the propaganda game.  They were, once again, caught with their grubby hands in the selective editing jar, and my are they so sorry…

For being caught, that is.

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

When asked if anyone at Today had lost their job or had been reassigned as a result of the investigation, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We will not be commenting on our course of action.”

NBC’s statement comes a day after The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel chastised its competitor for taking so long to investigate what it thought was a simple matter. NBC announced on Saturday it had launched its investigation.

Here is the current coverage, from Newsbusters…

In March, NewsBusters broke the story about NBC’s Today show airing an edited audiotape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call the day he shot Trayvon Martin in Florida.

On Thursday, the New York Post reported Zimmerman is suing the Peacock Network.

According to the Post, the complaint will be filed against NBC News President Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen who was the Today reporter involved in the March 27 broadcast.

A source told the Post, “The suit will be filed imminently against NBC and its news executives. The network’s legal department has put everybody in the news department involved with this incident on notice, telling them not to comment.”

This is a very interesting development.  NBC intentionally edited the audio to fit a political agenda.  The results damaged Zimmerman’s reputation, as well as exposed him to increased death threats.  So, he was clearly damaged by the coverage propaganda.

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Media Bias: Administration Knew That Libya Attack Was Planned, Only ABC Covers it

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Imagine, if you will, that our ambassador to Libya was killed.

Then, imagine that the administration blamed the attack on a “spontaneous protest” over a YouTube video that no one watched.

And, just to make it more interesting, let’s add that the Libyan government came out and said that it was a planned terrorist attack, and that they had warned the administration that it was coming…in advance of the attack.

Imagine that security, in Libya, or anywhere else, was not increased.

Imagine that the MSM played ball and used the death of our ambassador to Libya in order to attack Mitt Romney.

In the event that you thought it couldn’t get even more interesting, let’s tack on that American intelligence officials stated that they knew that it was a terrorist attack shortly thereafter, even while the administration continued to blame the aforementioned unpopular YouTube video.

Then, imagine that even when this information came out, the media, with the exception of Jake Tapper of ABC, refused to cover it?

ABC’s Jake Tapper’s Thursday report on World News stands alone as the only Big Three coverage so far of what The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake reported on Wednesday – that U.S. intelligence officials had “strong indications” within a day that Islamist terrorists were behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi – not a mob enraged at a controversial Internet video.

By contrast, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw tried to point the finger at Mitt Romney on Friday’s Today show for the media’s apparent lack of curiosity at the inconsistencies in the Obama administration’s narrative about the terrorist attack. Otherwise, NBC only aired two reports on the story since Wednesday – twice running the same Ann Curry interview of Libyan President Mohammed Magarief.

Tapper pointed out during his report that “the White House first suggested that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous, the result of that anti-Muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region.” He emphasized the administration’s talking point by playing a clip from September 14, 2012 press briefing, where White House Press Secretary Jay Carney underlined that “these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region.” When the ABC correspondent himself raised Benghazi, Carney continued by claiming that “we have no information to suggest that it was a pre-planned attack.”

The correspondent later added that “sources tell ABC News that intelligence officials on the ground immediately suspected the attack was not tied to the movie at all….Some administration sources tell ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that they attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists.”

To me, it almost seems that this was a set up.  At there very least, the administration knew that this was a pre-planned terror attack within a day or two of the event, if not before.  But, they started a narrative, and the MSM dutifully went along, in spite of the mounting evidence to the contrary.  Then, even when half the planet knows that the administration lied, and is continuing to lie, the MSM still refuses to cover the cover-up.  Of course, the cause should be obvious, as they actively participated in the cover up.  In the end, this is what we have to expect from the MSM.  We should expect them to lie, and if they manage to ever engage in random acts of journalism, we should then be pleasantly surprised.

This story, more than others, alarms me.  Yes, the administration is knowingly telling lies about an event that cost the lives of several Americans, and the MSM is willingly helping them.  That leads me to question if there is a limit for how far the MSM will go?  If Americans were detained for no reason, would the MSM carry water for such a regime?  If a war was started, also without cause, would the MSM make the case that it was justified?  We already know, for example, that NBC isn’t above editing footage, or flat out making things up to deceive the sheeple, but is there a limit, or is this a leaderless propaganda machine that will lie for the bad guys, and smear the good guys?

Sadly, I think the answer is that there is no limit on what, or who, they will lie about.

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Barack Obama, Agent Of Chaos

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“Hodgkins, I want the officer responsible for internal security in here on the double.”
“You’re the internal security officer.”
“Fast work, Hodgkins.”
 — Don Adams as Maxwell Smart

“… this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, or the American people, but it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be be reprehensible and disgusting.” — Jay Carney, Obama Press Secretary

No, the mayhem caused by the rampaging adherents of the perpetually outraged adherents of the ‘Religion of Peace’ can’t be the result of the policies of this administration.  After all, hasn’t Barack Obama bowed and scraped incessantly to the Muslims of the world since the day of his misbegotten inauguration?  Hasn’t he servilely tossed Israel under the bus and shipped billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars off to every radical Islamist standing on a fetid Middle Eastern corner with his dirty hand out?  Hasn’t he turned our space agency into a outreach center for pouting Mohammedans? Hasn’t he blithely declared the Fort Hood murders committed by Muslim terrorist Major Nidal Malik Hasan to be merely a ‘crime of the workplace’?  Hasn’t he sabotaged our combat troops in Afghanistan by devising the most restrictive Rules of Engagement ever imposed on a fighting force and then advertising their withdrawal date regardless of theater conditions? Hasn’t he facilitated the coming to power of the Muslim Brotherhood from the shores of Tripoli to the great pyramids of Egypt, even to the extent of unconstitutionally committing the United States military in support thereof? Hasn’t he said that the Muslim call to prayer is the ‘prettiest sound he ever heard’?

Meanwhile, with our embassies and consulates, not to mention a few hapless fast food restaurants, under siege by both frenzied jihadists and Michelle Obama, the craven fifth columnists of the U.S. media (Journalists For Obama) castigate not the ineptness or willful malfeasance of the Appeaser-In-Chief or the psychoses of the rabid followers of Mohammed, but the entirely appropriate criticisms of Mitt Romney. It’s a bit different elsewhere:

“One thing is clear: If jihadists believe they can attack American installations and kill an ambassador on the anniversary of Sept. 11, then America’s deterrent power has declined considerably. For a superpower, it is not enough just to want to be loved. You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check (Die Welt)

Obama and his dissembling enablers would have us believe that the pillagers of Islam have been motivated solely by an obscure film that denigrates its founder.  However, the attacks in Cairo and Libya were timed to take place on the anniversary of 9/11.  To imagine that this was sheer coincidence is to strain credulity past the breaking point.  It’s to believe that the Holocaust never happened; that O.J. is still searching for the real killers; that Obama actually attends his intelligence briefings …

[…] What’s kept President Obama’s presidency intact for the past four years is the accomplices in the media. His every foible, mis-statement, radical policy, international blunder, executive order, and ties to Islamists either never appeared in print or were buried deep in the fold of page 59 of the New York Times.

Sound criticisms of the president were always declared to be “code words” for imbedded racism in the Republican Party.

There’s no place to hide today. There are more networks than ABC, CBS, and NBC. CNN is in the ratings tank. The internet minute-by-minute explodes with news information. Photos and videos make their way to our computer screens within minutes of the events happening. (It’s All Starting to Unravel for Obama)

A generation of official disregard for what by all evidence is the fundamental nature of Islam has not made a safer world; it’s created even more chaos. What America needs now is a president with a little less tolerance and a lot more artillery.

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Manhattan Infidel Selectively Edits the George Zimmerman Audio

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This white hispanic can be killed!

In today’s post, I, the Manhattan Infidel, have decided to take a stab at selectively editing the infamous George Zimmerman audio.

As many know the original audio goes like this:

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:  Okay, and this guy – is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman:  He looks black.

Which a major television network that shall remain nameless peacockselectively edited to this:

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

While I respect and admire the job the nameless TV network peacockdid I believe that much more can be done with this audio.  And in keeping with my role as a respected member of the mainstream media here it goes:

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

Dispatcher:  Okay, and this guy – is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman:  Well I don’t see any switchblades on him so he’s definitely not Hispanic.

Dispatcher:  That only leaves – 

Zimmerman:  He’s black.  Got to be.  100 percent black-o-roonie.

I think we can all agree that is a big improvement on the unnamed network’s peacock edit.  But let’s continue:

Dispatcher:  Okay, and this guy – is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman:  I think he might be Asian.

Dispatcher:  Asian?  Then you know what you have to do.

Zimmerman:  Right.  I’ll try to stop him before he gets to the clock tower and kills 20 people.

If only the unnamed [cough cough] network had such genius!  But how about this:

Dispatcher:   Okay, and this guy – is he white, black or Hispanic?

Zimmerman:  I think he’s Albanian.

Dispatcher:  Mobbed up?

Zimmerman:  Ever known an Albanian who wasn’t a mobbed up cold-blooded psychotic killer?

Isn’t this fun?  But I think we can go to the heart of the matter with one more edit:

Dispatcher:  Okay, and this guy – is he white, black or Hispanic?

Zimmerman:  Don’t know and don’t care.  I just love shooting people.  My name is George Zimmerman and when I’m not shooting people I smother black puppies with pillows. 

Could there be any doubt that I will win a Pulitzer?  I’m the Manhattan Infidel and I approve this message.

Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel

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Trayvon Martin Update: Call Didn’t Have Racial Slur After All? Zimmerman not a Racist?

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The Martin case continues to evolve, much to the chagrin of the MSM.  The more that comes out, the more the opportunistic, and shall we say, creative, coverage is blowing up in the dinosaur media’s faces.  Some more came to light yesterday, so let’s take a look at the new details.

After NBC was castigated for selectively editing the 911 tape to make Zimmerman look like a racist.  Then, the ABC video that allegedly showed no injuries to Zimmerman actually did.  And now, it seems that the CNN audio “enhancement” that indicated that Zimmerman used a racial slur has been “re-enhanced,” with some different results…

So, another piece if the puzzle is in place, in spite of the MSM’s covereage.  At least I can say that CNN appeared to have  taken it seriously, and didn’t apparently create the alleged slur.  NBC, on the other hand, intentionally manipulated part of that same 911 call.

And, as for the calls for Zimmerman being a racist; Flopping Aces has the answer to that…

And this letter from the Zimmerman family to the NAACP should put an end to the “George Zimmerman is a racist” meme.

“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church?goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”

“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”

“The main point for this letter is to explain to you that the black community has labeled George a racist without any investigation at all,” the letter continued. “Regardless of the fact that George personally spoke to many of your constituents, not one has stepped forward and said, ‘Hey I know that face. That is the Hispanic guy that was standing up for Sherman Ware. That was the only non?black face in the meetings for justice in this case.’”

“You know as well as I do that there are many NAACP followers that recognize George from the Ware case as well as many other good things that he’s done for the black community.

So, once again, the narrative takes some serious  damage.  In a sense, the MSM damaged itself as well, since they went in the tank for a specific narrative, and were consequently caught either over-emphasizing bits of evidence over others, or outright fabricating it.

There needs to be an end to this that provides justice for all, and the truth is the key to that.  Unfortunately for Martin’s family, and Zimmerman himself, the MSM has taken it upon themselves to create a story, rather than cover one.

 Related Post:  The Daley Gator

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NBC Apologizes for Edited Zimmerman 911 Call

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NBC can’t seem to stay out of the propaganda game.  They were, once again, caught with their grubby hands in the selective editing jar, and my are they so sorry…

For being caught, that is.

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” NBC News said in a statement e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

When asked if anyone at Today had lost their job or had been reassigned as a result of the investigation, an NBC spokeswoman said: “We will not be commenting on our course of action.”

NBC’s statement comes a day after The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel chastised its competitor for taking so long to investigate what it thought was a simple matter. NBC announced on Saturday it had launched its investigation.

An error?  Hey, making a typo is an error.  I do it all the time.  I’ve also made some screwed up videos, but none of that compares,even remotely, with taking an audio source, chopping parts out, and then reassembling it in a way that just so happens to match the current political narrative.  What a coinkydink!

Perhaps I should apologize for piling on, but this isn’t the first time that an NBC outfit has been caught editing content to fit a narrative. Remember this?

Oh dear, a racist with a gun!  And being there makes him a racist, right?

Here’s the guy…

So, as you can see, the peacock folks are well practiced in the selective editing genre.

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Trayvon Martin Update: Leftist Twit Flips Out on CNN, More Information on the Police Video, and Voice Recognition

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If you want a great example of a MSM talking head being prejudicial, and an overall twit?

This guy is blasting Piers Morgan for not following the same “Standards and Practices,” that NBC aspires to when NBC engaged in selective editing of the 9-11 call?

Well, are those the “standards and practices” that NBC claims?

And, MSNBC ran a text version, which they later changed without comment, or apology.

Since then, the news channel has changed that paragraph of the story on its website so it reads as follows:

This guy looks like he’s up to no good,” Zimmerman said in a 911 call. Asked by a dispatcher if he was white, Hispanic or black, he replied, “He looks black.” (Italics supplied)

However, no one from MSNBC or NBC News has issued an apology regarding the error.

Down the memory hole, right?

While NBC is promising an investigation, I’m not particularly trusting them to do it properly.  If I were to be sarcastic, I would suggest that their focus would be on finding out how they got caught.

Also, there have been some stills released from the ABC News Video of Zimmerman in police custody…

It has been reported that Zimmerman received some treatment by paramedics at the scene, prior to being taken to the police station.  If that is true, that would explain why he might have been “cleaned up.”  However, we need verification that it happened, and what the extent of that treatment might have been.  Also, any documentation as to any injuries would be great about now.

In another twist, The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that voice recognition software indicated that the person screaming in the 9-11 call was not Zimmerman.

As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?

A leading expert in the field of forensic voice identification sought to answer that question by analyzing the recordings for the Orlando Sentinel.

His result: It was not George Zimmerman who called for help.

Tom Owen, forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence, used voice identification software to rule out Zimmerman. Another expert contacted by the Sentinel, utilizing different techniques, came to the same conclusion.

Zimmerman claims self-defense in the shooting and told police he was the one screaming for help. But these experts say the evidence tells a different story.

I would recommend that you take the time to read the entire article.

So, there is more, but this is what I would like to have, in order to make an informed decision…

1.  Where did Martin die in relation to the location of Zimmerman’s car, and Martin’s likely path back home?

2.  Did Zimmerman’s gun fail to feed the next round?

3.  Was there any evidence on Martin’s hands or clothes that would indicate that he was grabbing the gun?

4.  Did the angle of the fatal wound indicate where Martin and Zimmerman might have been in relation to one another?

5.  What was the nature of the medical treatment that Zimmerman received at the scene, and was it all documented?

That’s all I can think of at the moment.  As usual, I’ll try to keep up with the story as it continues to unfold.

H/T: Riehl World View

Note:  Post was updated on 4-1-12 @ 5:06 PM to add a link regarding NBC’s internal investigation.

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Useful Idiot of the Month Poll: November 2010

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I’m a bit late getting the poll and post up, but here it is.  Here is a breakdown of their worthiness:

Nancy Pelosi- Self explanatory

Valerie Jarret-From Always on Watch

In his biography of Obama, “The Bridge,” David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, quotes White House senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

NBC- for honoring the ground zero mosque guy.

Michael Bloomberg-the imperial mayor.

Al Gore- For excuses over ClimateGate, and general moonbattery.

John Pistole- the groper in chief.

Janet Napalitano- Big sis, and groper apologist.

Angelina Jolie- for evidence of her useful idiocy, see this from our commenter, Doomed…

“Jolie hates this holiday and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans,” the friend said. “To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn’t her style. She definitely doesn’t want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder.”

Paul Krugman- because he slipped and mentioned the death panels.

Ted Rall, for proposing the communist revolution.

So, there are your Useful Idiot Candidates.  They have no idea that they’ll be the first to the wall when the revolution comes, but then again, the Soviets didn’t call them idiots for nothing!   I changed the poll ending date to early on Dec 4th to allow west coast folks to vote up to the end time.  The CH 2.0 is set to EST.

Links of Note:

The Other McCain has the religion of peace having rape gangs.  How “peaceful!”

The CH 2.0 Info Center has it’s first ever Rule 5 Post!


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A Tale of Two Stories: When no one Watches, Put it on Every Channel, Plus, O’Donnell’s MSM Blackout

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Note: I’ve been referencing Newsbusters a great deal this week.  They are currently asking for funds for their website redesign.   If you like their continous exposure of the MSM, make a donation here.

During the course of the week, a few stories stories caught my eye.  Kindly take a look at the first, from Newsbusters.

The ratings are in for Barack Obama’s televised town hall meeting on CNBC Monday, and they’re pretty dismal.

In fact, far more people watched the Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now” with Jon Scott and Jenna Lee airing at the same time than tuned in to see what the President had to say.

Potentially even more embarrassing, when you add in those that watched Obama in MSNBC’s replay of the event later in the day, the total is still less than those that viewed Jon and Jenna at noon.

Chris Ariens of TVNewser reported the numbers Tuesday:

The hour drew 625,000 Total Viewers airing live at NoonET — more than 450,000 viewers behind #1 FNC (1.08M) in the hour, but ahead of CNN (436K) and MSNBC (217K). The re-air on MSNBC at 3pmET drew 369,000 viewers.

That’s pretty sad, isn’t it?  The MSM still treats Obama as the darling, yet people just didn’t tune in.  Worse yet for the MSM, more folks tuned into Fox’s normal daytime programming.
That story, in and of itself, wasn’t something that I was going to cover.  It was a LOL moment, but that was it.

All that changed when I saw this story, also from Newsbusters.

As part of their “Education Nation” summit, NBC is granting a half-hour Matt Lauer interview on education to President Obama in the 8 am hour of Today on Monday. But that’s not the half of it: TV Newser reports the chat “will be roadblocked across various NBCU Networks including MSNBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Chiller, Sleuth, UNI HD and Universal Sports.”

Please start your “Obama on Syfy” jokes now. We haven’t seen this kind of all-out NBC-networks promotion for a politician since Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts in 2007.

This is the second NBC-U forum for Obama in days, coming right after a cozy CNBC hour-long session with John Harwood and disappointed Obama backers.

So, you’re probably asking, “why talk about this at all?”  Well, dear reader, this reminded me of so many dictatorships, past and present.  How many banana republics, or other totalitarian states would devote ALL media to the ramblings of “Dear Leader?”  We’ve all read the accounts at one time or another.  “Dear Leader” make a long winded 3 hour speech.  Every TV and radio station carries it.  There is nowhere on the dail where it cannot be heard.  It is also piped over loadspeakers in the cities, and Dear Leader’s goons are out to make sure that everyone is paying rapt attention.

Now, I’m not saying that we’re at that point.  We’re not.  But when a media conglomerate orders that all of  their networks, including one devoted to sports, and another to science fiction, carry a program featuring the POTUS, it made me wonder.  I wonder how media would be if Mark Lloyd got his way, and a “super PBS” was the only network?

And now for the last…

I was very intrigued by Christine O’Donnell’s decision to forgo any further MSM appearances.  That decision was reportedly made  at the advice of  Sarah Palin, who knows all to well how the MSM will use camara angles and selective editing to make a Conservative look bad.

The more I think about it, the more I think this is actually an exciting opportunity for Conservatives to show just how irrelevant the MSM actually is.  While we know that O’Donnell is down by double digits right now, what if she wins? More importantly, what if she wins without any further appearances on MSM outlets, and in spite of continuous attacks and ridicule from the elitist mouthpeices?  That, my friends, would be a lightning bolt…hitting right through the stake sticking out of the MSM’s black heart.

Would ANYONE take the MSM seriously after that?  I’d love to find out.

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MSM Deathwatch: Slide Continues Even During Election Season

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I have to admit it, I LOVE doing these posts.

The MSM continues to lie, omit, attack, and spin, and more and more people are turning away.  AND THEY SIMPLY DO NOT GET IT!

For more on the crash and burn of the MSM, kindly take a look at this from Newsbusters.

They’re out of excuses.

Summer’s over. It’s after Labor Day. The kids are back in school. People are back into their routines. The trouble for the Big 3 broadcast networks is that those routines don’t include watching their early-evening newscasts.

Beyond that, last week was a pivotal week in Campaign 2010, with key primaries in New York, Delaware, New Hampshire, and several other states. As far as I know, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, and Katie Couric were firmly ensconced in their anchor chairs all week long.

With all that, the Big 3 Nets’ audience for the week was less than 20 million, almost 5% lower than the same week a year ago, when there were no key election races. The Big 3 are not recovering from what was an awful summer.

They can’t even use the summer as an excuse anymore.  The slide continues.

I have an idea.  Why don’t they run more stories about Christine O’Donnell being a witch?  That really pulled in the viewers!

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