Skip to comments.The Bogus Flag Story (CBS Buys into DNC Spin Without Seeing The "Other" Pics)
Posted on 09/06/2008 6:38:00 PM PDT by icwhatudo
It seems Fox News and some far-right blogs are excited about the latest in a series of lies from the McCain campaign -- the notion that thousands of American flags from the Democratic convention were going to be thrown away.
Like far too many of the stories pushed by the McCain campaign, and embraced by Fox News and far-right blogs, it's not true.
"All of the flags at Invesco were picked up and put in bags and into storage, along with the unused flags and campaign signs. The flags were going to be donated, and the signs were going to be sent out to be used elsewhere,"
"I mean, c'mon, we were never ever going to throw out flags."
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
The only problem with the DNC response, and what CBS is missing, is the "other" pics. Not pics of well wrapped flags, but of flags in trash bags with food, forks, empty water bottles, etc:
If CBS had seen these pics, would they really believe the DNC saying: "I mean, c'mon, we were never ever going to throw out flags."?
On second thought, they believed microsoft word could make a "th" in the 70's....
Why did they have 12,000 left-over flags in the first place???? Seems the DNC could not even give the flags away to Obama followers.
Well, for *some* of the Obama followers, those flags were from the wrong country...
I know BS when I CBS....
It’s the SeeBS tentacle of the DNC. The network of such liberal greats as Dan Rather. I wouldn’t have expected anything else.
Exactly, the flags were in GARBAGE bags with GARBAGE! Someone send these pics to CBS!
“I know BS when I CBS....”
CBS wasn't fooled. It's a very willing member of Team Obama.
The Ghost of Dan Rather and Mary Mapes returns to CBS.
I hope they brought their Times New Roman typewriers with them...
Too bad the author of article doesn’t print his e-mail address so you might forward these photos to him via CBS.
So McCain can make an ad with this picture telling the people that nObama was going to donate them to that it's their repsonsibility to clean off the used food and recycle the water bottles.
If the flags were the Hammer and Sickle, they would have been treated like gold by the Demorats!
I would suggest that both events could be true. The flags were collected and bagged as people exited. Some however didn’t turn them in, they trashed theirs.
If you explain to CBS that these pictures are “fake but accurate”, they may pick up the story. It’s the only logic they can muster.
Biden is almost the same as Aires famous photo standing on a flag
Look at the respect Biden pays the flag...on the floor at his feet.
Because smoking was prohibited at the DNC and no one had a lighter.
The flag by Biden’s feet. Priceless.
Biden clearly doesnt give a crap about Our Flad as the picture proves! Thats why the closet Muslim Obama chose him as his running mate! That picture is infuriating!
'Guilty as hell, free as a birdAmerica is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)
"God D*** America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11"
--Rev Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for twenty years
Well, with phrases like “another in a series of lies from the McCain campaign”, it certainly does sound like CBS is giving us unbiased reporting.
CBS doesn’t buy the spin, they write the spin.
Those flags are forgeries. There are only 50 stars on them.
I swear, Barack Obama is half black half white, and so he’s fairly light-complected, but Rev Wright looks like a white dude. The only thing black about him is the way he talks, and anybody can do that. I wonder if anyone has ever researched his family tree.
It would be nice to know when the picture of the bags in the CBS were taken. Could this be a picture before the convention started?
Kind of ironic that the network that brought us RatherGate would say consider the source.
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
He used to run a nasty little blog called Carpetbag Report, then got hired to blog for Washington Monthly. CBS must use Washington Monthly as a source, because that’s where this entry originated.
Yes, and it wasn't that it fell on the floor. If you look closely, you'll see that the stick is leaning up against the chair as if he carelessly placed the flag that way (upside down touching the floor) intentionally.
is a freelance writer/researcher and creator of The Carpetbagger Report.
His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Gadflyer, and Church & State. In addition to The Carpetbagger Report, he is the lead editor of Salon.com’s Blog Report (formerly the Daou Report), and has been a contributor to Talking Points Memo, Washington Monthly, Crooks & Liars, The American Prospect, the Guardian, AlterNet, and Political Wire.
Benen has also been a guest on several radio programs, including NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and Air America Radio’s “Sam Seder Show,” and appears once a month on the nationally syndicated “Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn.”
Benen got his Master’s at the George Washington University while interning at the Office of Speechwriting in Bill Clinton’s White House. He has written direct mail for a major Democratic consulting firm, worked as a communications director for a congressional campaign, and for six years, was part of the communications department at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
—from The Huffington Post
"I wonder if anybody's paying attention. I haven't had a chance to scratch the testiculads all day. I could sneak in a stealth scratch right now and then go around behind that big curtain thingy and take a whiz. Uhhh, that feels better already."
This will be a good continuing story. Here are some journalistic type questions:
Who’s the blonde with the guy with the fake hair?
also found this address
Refuses to place his hand over his heart and refuses to wear patriotic lapel pins but has his eye on the WH. Someone really should check behind those ear flaps for 666.
Obama is no "closet Muslim". He's on the commie left. Please see my FR Home/About page.
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements  to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..." -Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, pg 95.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"FBI files from 1976, recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act, confirm the connections between Weatherman, Havana, and Moscow. Weatherman leaders like Mark Rudd traveled illegally to Havana in 1968 to engage in terrorist training. There, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare."
Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!
"Imperialism. Im against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolutiona revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good must win.
We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.
Source: Bill Ayers' own website
Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006
Interview with Bill Ayers:
On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times
Louis Farrakhan, at the annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008: "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better"..."If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."
Louis Farrakhan, at the Millions More Movement rally in DC, Oct 15, 2005: "...what Mao Tse Tung did was, he went to the cultural community, and they [Farrakhan spreads his arms beneficently] accepted his idea."... "Mao Tse Tung ... had a billion people whose lives he had to transform."..."the idea of Mao Tse Tung became the idea of a billion people, and China became a world power on the base of the culture and the arts community. If we had a ministry of art and culture in every city we'd create this movement [in the U.S.]."
Louis Farrakhan, Santiago de Cuba, February, 1998: "There is not a member of the black masses in the United States who is not proud of the example set by Cuba and its revolution, with Comandante Fidel at its head"
"Minister Farrakhan and his delegation met privately with President Fidel Castro of Cuba."
[that's Michelle Obama with Mrs. Farrakhan. Mrs. Farrakhan is at center bottom wearing white]
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Obama's pastor and
spirtual advisor "crazy uncle" of more than 20 years, honors "Honorable" Minister Louis Farrakhan with the "Jeremiah A. Wright Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award" at the 2007 Trumpet Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
[it appears the original video was removed, but this one is identical to it]
Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008
In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obamas pastor in a heated interview about his Churchs teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...
Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
From "45 Communist Goals":
#27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.
Catholics for Marx
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004
In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.
The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
ETL's FR Home/About page.
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The photo of the flags in the black trash bags are those that were NEVER distributed: They are all rolled up and clear, in uniform sets EXACTLY in order and in EXACT lines of uniform stick position in even rolls just like they come off the machines.
The democrats - at NO time - ever waved or displayed 12,000 flags in public. (I could imagine they might have waved 100, maybe 1000 - but I actually never saw even half that amount (500) on the screen images.
I think if it is make up someone needs to walk the plank.
I would say you are correct, kids throw stuff in garbage and so do adults. But I don’t think all those flags were that neatly collected to throw away.
CBS is just posting a story from here;
BTW, they have the ability to leave feedback for those who are interested.
When you click on that link it goes to a website called "Hot Air". Is that somehow affiliated with Malkin's site?
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