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Ann Coulter: Mainstream media ‘a threat to democracy’ [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/08/2013 10:35:53 AM PST by Kaslin

On Thursday night’s“The Kudlow Report” on CNBC, conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the media a “threat to democracy” and ripped what she claimed is the blatant hypocrisy of most mainstream outlets.

Host Larry Kudlow focused on the conversation on the Thursday hearing at the Senate Committee on Armed Services, where senators peppered top military officials with questions about the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya.

“I mean, you really wonder if Democrats would win any elections if we had an honest media in this country,” Coulter said. “As Pat Caddell says, the media is becoming a threat to democracy. The things that they went crazy over when Bush was president — I mean, remember that video at the White House Correspondents’ [Association] dinner? …. He had a little video — I don’t know, like the dog looking for weapons of mass destruction under the White House furniture. … You would think someone died.

“Well, here in this case under Obama, four people did die,” Coulter said, referring to the embassy attack, “and this is coming out five months after it happened, four months after the election? What is with our media?”

The “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama” author also agreed with Kudlow’s observation that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were nowhere to be found the night that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens died.

“This is a major story,” Coulter added. “Americans were dying. I mean, on a few news outlets you would hear about this before the election, that there was time to get helicopters there, to get fighter planes there, to have saved some of these Americans, and we get the cock-and-bull story about some American made video ramping up a spontaneous demonstration, and now we find out that the president and the secretary of state were AWOL.”


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1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:36:01 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
She's right about that.

What are we gonna do about it?

2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:40:50 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

The U.S. mass media is a greater enemy to the American people than any foreign nation or group.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:41:14 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Kaslin

“threat to democracy” HEY ANNE We ARE NOT a “democracy” WE ARE A REPUBLIC(STUPID BROAD)!


4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:41:58 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: skeeter

What do we do about it?

1. Clean up the election system in this country.

2. Run Conservatives.

3. Start up more Conservative News Organizations.

4. Learn how to spread the word in social media.

5. Decide what it means to be conservative...and stick to it.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:12 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:58 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: US Navy Vet

Actually if I am not mistaken we are a democratic Republic


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:45:56 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

A bigger problem is the half of the population that believes the MSM without bothering to check them out.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:46:13 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:46:39 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:46 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Kaslin

Not a huge Coulter fan, but this is exactly what many of have been saying for a while now.

People are ascribing all these mythical powers to Obama, his campaign prowess, and the brilliancy of Democrats, when in point of clear evidentiary fact, the corrupt MSM have been doing all the heavy lifting so Democrats simply have to be breathing and then win.

We need recognize and fully understand that the power of the corrupt MSM is a direct and immenent threat to our Republic.

Bill Clinton would never have gotten elected and then reelected without the direct assist from the corrupt MSM. Same for Obama.

And the greater danger is is that Obama is growing is his imperialistic rule and we then have guys like Steve Kroft gushing on national TV over Obama and Hillary.

That is the fulcrum of our problem in the Republic.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:55 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: timestax

Ann is 100 percent right on this one.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 10:48:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Obadiah
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13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:48:59 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Kaslin

Ann Coulter, a mainstream media figure, goes on a mainstream media cable channel to complain about the mainstream media. Am I the only one who 1) sees the irony in that and 2) is skeptical about MSM figures complaining about the MSM? Ann Coulter wouldn’t exist as a public figure without the MSM. Does she really want to tear it down or is she paid to say what we want to hear? I’m asking this honestly, because I can’t really tell anymore.

Also, if Al Gore can start his own cable channel, why can’t Ann Coulter?


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:49:08 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Kaslin

The media have become a huge problem...and it’s not just the MSM version of the “news”...which has become straight progressive propaganda.

It’s also the talk shows that feature people like Matt Lauer on NBC, and the other libs on ABCNNBC. There’s not even a pretense of objectivity. This is how most Obama voters get their “news”.

Low information voters are told again and again that Republicans are racist and out to take away “rights”. All nonsense...but these people were never trained to think...simply don’t know any better.

Last year, only Gingrich called the MSM out for their bias. Romney was too much the gentleman...nice guys finish last.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:49:44 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Kaslin

Constitutional Republic. Democracy was a dirty word to the Founders and antithesis to the Constitution


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:06 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: LachlanMinnesota

How about employ Alinsky’s rules #5 & 13 against specific members of the MSM? Ridicule, personalize, polarize...


17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: timestax
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18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:31 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: US Navy Vet

Also name calling and shouting are not necessary :)


19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:51:07 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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20 posted on 02/08/2013 10:51:41 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


21 posted on 02/08/2013 10:51:59 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: timestax
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22 posted on 02/08/2013 10:53:34 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Kaslin

It’s the media stupid!

So why aren’t we attacking the media? You get them and you get the liberal politicians


23 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:57 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: timestax
Love,Love,Love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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24 posted on 02/08/2013 10:56:31 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: US Navy Vet

Remember...it was Coulter and Rove who helped force Romney down our throat.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 10:56:41 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Kaslin

A rant from the past - by a 19 year old:

Posted by Karl “FearTheEngineer” - 01/04/2004 : 22:14:48

Chao: Define, “people in uniform”

I serve part time in the Marines, in a combat role no less, and if the $#!7 hits the fan, I’ll be one of the first on the line to die. I’m an E-2, so I don’t get paid jack-squat either. And technology? My issued M16A2 rifle was built by Colt and has a very low serial number, and Colt lost the contract to build M16’s for the US government to FN Manufacturing in 1988....

Hey, I agree that the “suits” who run gigantic corporate enterprises that make cutting-edge technology are more interested in money than the well-being of mankind, and frankly it disturbs me that wealth and power are becoming one. I know that sounds wierd for someone studying engineering, but I’m also buddhist, so wealth and materialism is pretty darned low on my priority list anyway.

One thing keeps popping up in my mind though... a couple years ago I swore an oath, that I would “...support and defend the Constitution of the United states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same...”

I didn’t join up to be part of some government conspiracy—I joined because I thought it was just one small way that I could contribute to the people of this country... although the discipline didn’t hurt much either. As I think back to that oath, something about all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC... I wonder who is really to blame for the degredation of the American society.

My money’s on the American mass media. It seems like you can’t turn on the news without seeing news reports about the death and destruction, and commercials that seem to subtlely induce worthlessness or fear, offering solace in the consumption of goods and services. The way I see it, people in this country (and the attitude is spreading across the globe), are encouraged by corporations and broadcasters to spend more and acquire more stuff, inducing a sense of security in material wealth. Some things, even tradition, can have a spin put on them to make the public needlessly wary—even fearful. Why aren’t houses in this country built with big front porches anymore? Probably because we know more about fictional TV characters than we do our own neighbors....

Though I think this veritable brainwashing may not have been intentional, the people who cultivate this sort of society have a lot of the general public in their pocket, and many are trying to use their positions to reshape the world the way they think it should be, not taking into account any consequence of their actions.

Given a choice and an opportunity, I’d gladly do my part to “restructure” the commercial institutions that poison the society whose flag will one day be draped over my coffin.

[/rant] Country: Iraq ~ Posts: 175 ~ Member Since: 09/01/2003 ~ Last Visit: 01/11/2005


26 posted on 02/08/2013 10:56:58 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Not the solution to what she was saying.

Americans need to take back the universities and media, just as liberals did.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 10:57:12 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Obadiah

well said


28 posted on 02/08/2013 10:57:48 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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29 posted on 02/08/2013 10:58:01 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: I want the USA back
A bigger problem is the half of the population that believes the MSM without bothering to check them out.

Yes, and many of the low informed voters get their "news" from Jon Stewart and that's about all. No attempt to find out what the "other side" is thinking.

30 posted on 02/08/2013 10:58:31 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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31 posted on 02/08/2013 10:59:34 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: USMCPOP

I assume the poster was your son.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 10:59:52 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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33 posted on 02/08/2013 11:01:52 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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34 posted on 02/08/2013 11:03:58 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Mr. Know It All
Also, if Al Gore can start his own cable channel

Yeah and it was so successfull that he was forced to sell it. Mr. Know It All
/sarcasm>

35 posted on 02/08/2013 11:05:11 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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36 posted on 02/08/2013 11:05:39 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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Does CNN maybe get some ole PAYOLA..AS IN $$$$$$$$ ????

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37 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:29 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Kaslin

You’re right, Ms. “Hurray for Romneycare” ... let’s start with you!


38 posted on 02/08/2013 11:11:03 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Mr. Know It All

It is a coup that she is allowed on those shows. If she were not such a draw, because of her looks and learning and wit and charm, she wouldn’t be there. She’s beating them at their own game. This deserves cheers. I wish all conservatives could manage to do it.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 11:11:13 AM PST by firebrand
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To: timestax

Be sure to bookmark this poster for the 2016 election. This evil woman has more skeletons in her closet than John Wayne Gacy...another good Democrat.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 11:14:33 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

He is right.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 11:16:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: kjo

YEP!


42 posted on 02/08/2013 11:23:34 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Kaslin

We’ve contended with “liberal bias” for decades, but since Obama, the media has genuinely crossed over into the new territory of full-fledged “partnership.” And as a result, the country is rapidly reconfiguring into a one-party statist rule. It’s indeed a huge danger to democracy, and it’s about time this is recognized. No more checks-and-balances, as every element from the media to Hollywood to Wall Street to the wishy-washy GOP-E all gravitate and bow to the ruling socialist order. As the power gets more and more concentrated, then more and more anger, fury and persecution gets directed outwards towards those who refuse to submit, from tea-party types to Christian conservatives to libertarians and such.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 11:25:25 AM PST by greene66
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“I assume the poster was your son.”

Yes. Found that at a paintball enthusiast’s site out on the web after he was killed. I’m in awe of that kid. I think I merely dreamed him.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 11:37:38 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: llevrok
Yes, and many of the low informed voters get their "news" from Jon Stewart and that's about all. No attempt to find out what the "other side" is thinking.

I can listen to 9 straight hours of conservative talk radio on WJR here in Detroit. It signal is strong enough that it is heard across a good portion of the lower peninsula as well as northern Ohio. That said, the news reports at the top and bottom of the hour which are, I believe, CBS news feeds, are total propaganda, if you ask me. Sound bites seem to be only of Dems bashing Republicans. There is no balance and a seeming concerted effort to steer away from bad Obama news.
If there were some way we could encourage stations to get their news from other sources, that would be great. If it's that bad on a conservative station, what is it like elsewhere?

45 posted on 02/08/2013 11:38:03 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Kaslin

She is only a true conservative when she has a book coming out. Watch for one. She will talk it up until she hits the book and beltway party circuit then back to RINOing.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 11:39:51 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When you get more truth from Pravda than the alphabet media, things are serious.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 11:41:48 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Obadiah

I had to get my info on Bill Clinton’s character flaws from shortwave radio back in 1992. No media outlet would cover it.

Things have gotten much worse. Now the media practices censorship.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 11:46:34 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Williams

You NAILED the entire causative for our demise, starting with the public schools, curriculum, NEA, and union teachers, university and academia. 50 years for the Marxists has paid off, and yet not a peep, not one, from our illustrious, nor anywhere on their agenda. Of our celebrated consertaves, who has EVER nailed, as you did, the 50 plus years of methodical indoctrination and final entrenchment of generations of American students?

No one.

Tag line still holds.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 12:41:25 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Kaslin
"... What is with our media?”

Right here, she stated the problem. There is no "media," at least as far as honest reporting, and there hasn't been in quite some time. Long ago, you had Walter Durante and the NY Times covering up for Stalin's genocidal use of starvation against the Ukraine. Moving more towards the present, you have "the media" working with the North Vietnamese to ensure that public opinion turned against the war. Then "the media" brought down a president for a couple of screwed up burglaries, blowing it into "the worst thing ever!"

That added to their self-importance, where they've worked to turn public morals on their head, and to bring society down to the lowest common denominator.

Then, with Clinton, "the media" realized that they could protect "their guy" against anything, including perjury and bald-face lying to the American public.

Which led to Obama, where what used to be called "the media," has become the defacto "Ministry of Propaganda," in a symbiotic relationship, which is something that NO free society can possibly survive. Because even if the Ministry were to get around to publishing some of the evils of the government, that's when they'll be relegated to the camps, and a new set of "Ministers" will be installed.

Mark

50 posted on 02/08/2013 12:52:23 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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