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Media conspiring with Democrats against Limbaugh
The East Valley Tribune ^ | March 5, 2009 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Posted on 03/05/2009 5:56:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A new documentary movie by courageous filmmaker John Ziegler entitled “Media Malpractice” made its theatrical début Thursday in Seattle. The movie systematically proves how corrupt and dishonest the American media were during the campaign of 2008.

The film was revealing, coming just days after a similar well-orchestrated effort by the Obama administration, Democratic Party officials, and liberal advocacy groups in league with the mainstream news media against Rush Limbaugh and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as their primary targets.

Even the president played his part in the bizarre, staged play by telling congressional Republicans, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”

Ironically, the plan to attack Limbaugh was already being hatched while the unfair attacks on Gov. Sarah Palin, documented by Ziegler, were reaching a crescendo last fall.

The manipulation can only be called propaganda. Old-fashioned, unbiased journalism has died. The Limbaugh attacks in the news, we now know, were cooked up by Democratic strategists James Carville and Stanley Greenberg last fall. Internet-based Politico reveals the White House involvement in the conspiracy when it reported, “A senior White House aide has been tasked with helping to guide the Limbaugh strategy.”

Members of the media are performing their part of the script. Three speeches and the media’s response to them serve as concise illustrations of the media role in the propaganda machine. They acted in unison, attacking and vilifying Limbaugh and mocking Jindal. Conversely, they are a choir of praises for the “tone of his speech” when reporting about Obama’s address to Congress.

Limbaugh delivered his terrific speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference and it was broadcast nationwide. He detailed the differences between ultra-liberal Barack Obama’s big government agenda and the ideal of smaller government. He explained why conservatives care about the individual. Limbaugh’s speech inspired the crowd, reminding them of the founding principles of America. He showed how starkly Obama’s philosophy differed from traditional American ideas, while explaining what exactly is at stake in this present debate.

However, you wouldn’t know this by listening to the mainstream media. Bill Schneider on CNN said, “Well, it was an angry tone … this was a very angry speech. They didn’t do so well last year but they’re still angry. The tone of this speech was mocking, bullying, it was full of contempt, and I thought it was a very harsh speech.”

David Letterman and Katie Couric joined the fun mocking Limbaugh’s clothing and his delivery, this, given the fact that none of the late-night comedians have poked any fun at Obama while they viciously mocked Bush. Chris Matthews lambasted Limbaugh while needling his guests to disown him.

Now, compare the reception of Limbaugh’s speech with the media’s reaction to Obama. They criticized Limbaugh’s tone, ignoring the content. For Obama, instead, they focused on the rhetoric he uses to mask his agenda, overlooking his leftist content. While universally praising Obama’s rhetorical flair, most commentators ignored what Obama actually said in his address. They omitted talk of the huge deficits, tax hikes for all through carbon taxes and the return to class warfare.

David Gergen oozed about “a rousing speech, took us up to the mountaintops.” The New York Times reported Obama’s words, “were often stern, but laced with optimism and humor,” and “he framed his argument with fresh urgency.” Chris Matthews simply called it “Churchillian.” To top it off, CBS host Maggie Rodriguez said, “And Americans loved it … then out comes Bobby Jindal.” Rodriquez called Jindal “Debbie Downer, saying ‘hated it, it’s not going to work’” because he didn’t agree with Obama’s leftist plan for America.

Talking heads praised Obama before and after his speech. MSNBC introduced the Jindal speech and Matthews unprofessionally audibly muttered, “Oh God,” as Jindal approached the camera.

As if muttering “Oh God” weren’t enough, Matthews introduced Jindal saying “we’re going to hear a fairly right-wing speech tonight.” Charlie Gibson echoed those sentiments, “He is a very conservative Republican and you’ll hear that reflected, I think, in his remarks tonight.” Yet, not one utterance was heard from the media about how liberal Obama and his agenda are. Maybe the most ludicrously biased comments were by Washington Post columnist Amy Argetsinger, who “found his (Jindal’s) Manson eyes disturbing.” The only exception to the discussion of the content of his speech was to say that Jindal was far-right.

These three different speeches provide clear examples of the media’s preferential treatment for liberal ideas. The media shield the public from true debate. Instead they propagandize for Obama and the political left. Unfortunately, media bias didn’t end after November.

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Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are bestselling authors and speakers. Contact them at browns@caglecartoons.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2009; cpac; democrats; dncstrategy; enemedia; first100days; limbaugh; mediabias; msm; msnbc; obama; obamedia; partisanmedia; rush; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; waronrush
Raise your hand if you're surprised.
1 posted on 03/05/2009 5:56:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No surprise at that news.


2 posted on 03/05/2009 5:56:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Rush is love’n it. ;-)


3 posted on 03/05/2009 5:58:45 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama's fault)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Media - Obambi - two sides of the same marxist coin. I’d have expected nothing better.


4 posted on 03/05/2009 5:59:14 PM PST by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a bunch of low-life lily-livered b*stards.


5 posted on 03/05/2009 5:59:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A new documentary movie by courageous filmmaker John Ziegler entitled “Media Malpractice” made its theatrical début Thursday in Seattle.

How do we get copies of this film, so we can pass it around?

6 posted on 03/05/2009 6:02:03 PM PST by airborne (Obama is finishing what Osama started! The destruction of the American economy!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is John Galt?


7 posted on 03/05/2009 6:03:22 PM PST by Fintan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Old-fashioned, unbiased journalism has died.

Never really existed, if I understand correctly. But old-fashioned journalism never pretended to be unbiased and thus was at least honest.

Today's journalism is fundamentally dishonest and totally corrupt to its core. (Realizing that, as in Sodom, there are a few good folks...)

8 posted on 03/05/2009 6:04:56 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: doc1019

Just as Anne Coulter loves it when they go after her. It just spurs her on to write more books. WE DESPERATELY NEED MORE MEN LIKE ANNE AND RUSH TO SPEAK DIRECTLY AND FEARLESSLY ABOUT THESE DEMOCRATS and to their faces. Everyone tries to “Be nice.” No being nice....not anymore. The Democrats are as nasty and vicious as Teddy Kennedy drowing Mary Jo Kopecne. Time to give them a little of their own medicine!!


9 posted on 03/05/2009 6:06:00 PM PST by libertylass (Her support of aerial hunting....)
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To: libertylass
MORE MEN LIKE ANNE

Yegads, are you blind? LOL!

;-)

10 posted on 03/05/2009 6:10:05 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama's fault)
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To: doc1019

Ann has bigger stones than most of the men in the Republican party.


11 posted on 03/05/2009 6:12:19 PM PST by AnnGora (Does this tagline make me look fat?)
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To: AnnGora

OIC ...got it. ;-)


12 posted on 03/05/2009 6:13:20 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama's fault)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raise your hand if you want to blow beets everytime these bozos lose their juices, verbally or in print. Either they’re mentaly still in 4th grade, or they go along to get along so they, come payday, can continue to save their pathetic butts.

Too bad history’s not taught in schools anymore: By design, BTW...Thanks to the Alinsky lemmings.

Truth is, indeed, the new hate speech.

PTL&PTA

25th Div Vet


13 posted on 03/05/2009 6:38:56 PM PST by tweakDU
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ebiskit; TenthAmendmentChampion; Obadiah; Mind-numbed Robot; A.Hun; johnny7; ...
Newspapers in the founding era, and up to and even past the Civil War, were fundamentally different from the journalism of living memory. The reason is the Associated Press (founded 1848). "The wire" gave the members of the AP a source of news not in principle available to the general public until it was published in the newspapers. So the perspective of the printer, which had been the central element of a newspaper, has been relegated to the "editorial page" ghetto and the news - promoted as "objective" - is the central element.

But note well, when the newspapers are all members of the Associated Press they are just as much in cahoots with each other as the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, as members of Major League Baseball, are when they promote their rivalry in order to sell tickets. By claiming that all journalism is objective, members of the AP are telling you that they are not competing with each other on the accuracy and reliability of their content. They are saying, as Rush puts it, that if you miss the New York Times, catch the ABC news. If you miss the ABC news, read the Washington Post. If you miss the Washington Post, catch CBS News. It is all the same stuff.

And the definition of news - unusual/negative stuff you haven't previously heard or read - implies that vanilla news will not focus on what is actually important but on what will make the journalist seem important. Before 9/11/01 the important stuff, obviously in retrospect, was whatever could be gleaned about Osama ben Laden and al Qaeda. Plus, obviously now, banking and finance which was over the heads of journalists, to the extent that it did not show the politicians who draft on journalism's wind in a bad light. We heard a little from journalism about bin Laden, and virtually nothing from them about the financial hanky panky on a scale which now threatens the global financial system and the very legitimacy of our republic.

The conceit of the Associated Press is that it constitutes "the press" of the First Amendment. It does not. "The freedom of . . . the press" is the right of the people to use technology to promote our ideas. To think otherwise is to hold, contrary to history and logic, that the First Amendment codified rights which were not intended to be implied in the body of the Constitution - and that the First Amendment lodged the right to freedom of the press in an organization which was not even a gleam in anyone's eye when the First Amendment was ratified. The conceit of journalistic objectivity is the idea that journalism is above critique by those who are not members of the Associated Press. The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.

Those who call themselves "the press" are interested in domination of the public discourse, and they are contemptuous of the general public outside their own organization. They have no interest in protecting the prerogatives of the people, and they therefore have no interest in protecting the rights of Rush Limbaugh. And plenty of reason to attack Limbaugh, who after all attacks them.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 6:43:30 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt they’re paid by the word to do this, and they get lots of words to say through their earpiece phones to the WH.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 6:48:17 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: meyer
Maybe we should start referring to all MSM types in the Obama adoration camp with new hyphenated names: e.g.: Paul Goebbels-Begalla, Rahm Goebbels-Emanuel, etc.
16 posted on 03/05/2009 6:50:40 PM PST by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do these idiots actually think that they are going to hurt Rush? Makes me LOL to see them pushing this stupidity with the economy and everything else going down the liberal toilet.
17 posted on 03/05/2009 6:55:04 PM PST by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush should start a story that he has xxX$ of gov’t bonds and gets a check every 6 months which goes to keep him in cigars. Then thank 0 profusely, the libs would go nuts demanding the gov’t default on those bonds.


18 posted on 03/05/2009 6:55:12 PM PST by Waco
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This has been going on for a very, very long time.

We laughed when CNN was called the Clintonn News Network, not becuase there was a little truth to it, but because it was absolute truth. Without the media, the left couldn't win an election for dog catcher.

19 posted on 03/05/2009 6:57:47 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America succeeds!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saul Alinsky’s rule #12


20 posted on 03/05/2009 6:59:17 PM PST by Tempest (There's a storm coming...)
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To: Tempest

The left attacks Limbaugh because they need someone to demonize.

This is just a wag the dog scenario to distract attention away from the disastrous effects of Obambi’s policies on our great and beloved country.


21 posted on 03/05/2009 7:11:00 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Tempest

The left attacks Limbaugh because they need someone to demonize.

This is just a wag the dog scenario to distract attention away from the disastrous effects of Obambi’s policies on our great and beloved country.


22 posted on 03/05/2009 7:11:13 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Media conspiring with democrats”...

Now there’s a surprise...


23 posted on 03/05/2009 7:13:19 PM PST by tips up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Media conspiring with democrats”...

and outer space is really big!

24 posted on 03/05/2009 7:16:20 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Ev Reeman
This is just a wag the dog scenario to distract attention away from the disastrous effects of Obambi’s policies on our great and beloved country.

Yep!

25 posted on 03/05/2009 7:25:45 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: airborne
How do we get copies of this film, so we can pass it around?

http://www.howobamagotelected.com/

26 posted on 03/05/2009 8:18:50 PM PST by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: upchuck

Thank you! I’ll be sure to pass this information along!


27 posted on 03/05/2009 8:29:16 PM PST by airborne (Obama is finishing what Osama started! The destruction of the American economy!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It really is significant that a whole segment of the White House is activated and deployed against a private citizen. The Left is making its big move with OBamma and does not intend to let anyone get in its way.

I consider the attack against Rush to be a case of public aggravated menacing. It is criminally malfeasant. Rush is handling it just about as well as can be, but this sh*t is not funny and no one should be naive enough to shrug it off.

Remember how Clinton wielded the IRS club to brutalize private organizations and individuals. These 'rat-bastards are not just playing for the sport of it, and we need to remember that, as events develop.

28 posted on 03/05/2009 8:38:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...a ... well-orchestrated effort by the Obama administration, Democratic Party officials, and liberal advocacy groups in league with the mainstream news media against Rush Limbaugh and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as their primary targets.

Two things.

Thing 1. We Americans are so scared of a left wing (Marxist/socialist) takeover of our wonderful Country, that we'll come to the aid of Rush and also Bobby in strength and numbers that defy imagination.

Thing 2. I heard an interesting come-back to the notion that el Rushbo is the figurative head of the GOP (I forget where, Hannity?) Perhaps a better case can be made for George Soros being the CURRENT head of the Democratic Party!

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29 posted on 03/05/2009 9:15:36 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: sionnsar

Of course in the Olden Days anyone in any decent-sized town had their choice of a half-dozen papers covering the spectrum.

Nowadays it’s one paper to rule them all, one paper to bind them...


30 posted on 03/05/2009 11:30:39 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Seaplaner
an interesting come-back to the notion that el Rushbo is the figurative head of the GOP (I forget where, Hannity?) Perhaps a better case can be made for George Soros being the CURRENT head of the Democratic Party!
That is an excellent point, for an interesting reason.

Rush has challenged Obama to a debate on Rush's home turf, knowing full well that the president has no reason to accept and every reason to ignore his "offer." Maybe Rush should extend his offer to George Soros, too!

IOW, Rush is essentially trying to pull his own Alinsky rule #12 propaganda stunt, and Obama doesn't have enough negatives right now to be the ideal target. But he doesn't want someone inconsequential, either - and George Soros is right in the mold of a target who actually is important, but who would rather not put his face on the Democratic Party which, actually, he has "bought and paid for."


31 posted on 03/05/2009 11:45:45 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

BTTT


32 posted on 03/06/2009 2:58:54 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh come on. This is NOT a revelation. Everyone who has any sense of conscience left knows that the corrupt MSM is, and has been, working hand-in-glove with Democrats.

In fact, in my view, the only reason Obama is still in office is because the corrupt MSM has been proping him up by avoiding writing negative (honest) stories about his major screw ups.


33 posted on 03/06/2009 5:07:30 AM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: All

I find the lost media unfortunate for the people of the United States. Our communication is tainted and biased and we are the lesser for it.

In a nation this huge with as many people residing within (legal or not), we must have opposing views and opinions with which to make our decisions.

One size fits all is an unholy untruth but is believed.

This scandalous behavior apparently has risen to the top - the Supreme Court in their refusal to consider the eligibility of the current president.

Rush Limbaugh may be pushing to be shut down. Then people might get his message.

We have lost freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

What is next? Our souls?


34 posted on 03/06/2009 6:54:06 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
CIC writes...Maybe Rush should extend his offer to George Soros, too!

Whoa! Perfect idea!

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36 posted on 03/06/2009 10:24:12 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; 2ndDivisionVet; All

Thanks for the ping/post; great post/thread; thanks to all.

BTTT!


37 posted on 03/06/2009 5:48:10 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Seaplaner; conservatism_IS_compassion
'Thing 2. I heard an interesting come-back to the notion that el Rushbo is the figurative head of the GOP (I forget where, Hannity?) Perhaps a better case can be made for George Soros being the CURRENT head of the Democratic Party!'

*MEGA PING*

You both hit the target on this one, particularly the fact that George Soros has finally gotten the candidate he bought and paid for in the Oval Office: A Marxist Puppet whose strings he pulls on a daily basis, aided and abetted by two of the most extremist Democrats (Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi) to hold public office.

I, too was electrified by Limbaugh's CPAC speech, which is what America needs: A stark contrast to the Socialist agenda now being foisted upon multiple generations of hard working Americans.

We also need GOP Leadership that will retard this dangerous trend--and hence why the heat needs to be turned up under Chairman Steel to apologize to Rush for the idiotic response he gave in the interview with the MSM Talking Head. That is sorely disappointing to say the least, and until he does I will not send one red cent to the GOP coffers.

38 posted on 03/11/2009 9:30:30 AM PDT by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; Seaplaner
Ann Coulter brings up Soro’s position as the head of the democrat party on TV quite often

And I have been saying it here on FR for some time, starting shortly after Limbaugh starting getting eviscerated by Present Obama and his lackey, the MSM.

That last chapter of Coulter's new book is quite enlightening as to Soros and his meddling in the political process.

39 posted on 03/11/2009 9:55:26 AM PDT by Syncro (NerObama Parties Hardy And fiddles While The American Economy Burns)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They can conspire all they want - Rush is on now, and he's defending himself quite well. He's much more fortunate than Joe the Plumber - Joe couldn't get is message out easily when the media/democRATS attacked him. Rush has the golden EIB microphone and he's handing the left's butt to them repeatedly over this.

Where was the media when Carvile publicly stated that he wanted Bush to fail?

40 posted on 03/11/2009 10:11:07 AM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left/liberals/Democrat Party, B-O administration and the media together versus Rush? ... sounds like a fair fight (although I’d lay the points and go with El Rushbo).


41 posted on 03/11/2009 10:19:21 AM PDT by glennaro
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