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Journalists who don't kiss Obama's feet
The American Thinker ^ | June 01, 2009 | James Lewis

Posted on 06/01/2009 2:10:18 AM PDT by Scanian

The London newsies of Fleet Street have no respect -- for very much at all, including the Queen, PM Gordon Brown or -- shock! -- not even for His Utterliness Barack Hussein Obama, He Who Must Not Be Laughed At. This lèse majesté will no doubt upset the ranks of the American media, which has transformed the fine art of butt-kissing into a veritable mob frenzy at any appearance of the One.

The White House press corps is now completely supine, utterly shameless in its groveling cowardice. Stalin himself couldn't have wished for a more slobbering press corps. Rather than mailing them nice little Lipton tea bags, millions of sane Americans might consider sending air sickness bags to our Reigning Media.

But not, thank haven, across the broad Atlantic. There free speech and even laughter are still alive, among the well-lubricated scribblers of Fleet Street. The journos of Britain show little respect for American Presidents regardless of race, creed or color. They laugh hysterically at all of them. Not that it takes much imagination.

The Telegraph has done the awesome, and called Michelle's wardrobe "frumpy."

Gerald Warner pitches in by announcing "Barack Obama: all the bad guys are giving President Pantywaist the finger" which says it all, really.

And "Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?"

And how about "Barack Obama preaches the gospel of abortion at Notre Shame"

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; blogs; britishpress; fawningmedia; obamacritics

1 posted on 06/01/2009 2:10:19 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Journalists who don’t kiss Obama’s feet...can probably be numbered - world-wide - on the toes of those same appendages.


2 posted on 06/01/2009 2:12:54 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Scanian

I want to know,WHO owns US MSM?


3 posted on 06/01/2009 2:13:39 AM PDT by Ulysse
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Yeah, but the journalists who kiss his ass must number in the thousands. The press (American & International) couldn’t be more abjectly servile. The thing is truly obscene.


4 posted on 06/01/2009 2:16:45 AM PDT by donaldo
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To: Scanian
God bless the Brits, they were the only ones reporting on Rezko and Obama’s house, pointed out that the are he worked in as a community organizer was worst when he left... President Pantywaist, great !
5 posted on 06/01/2009 2:26:05 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Scanian

bookmark


6 posted on 06/01/2009 2:27:04 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: carcraft

> God bless the Brits, they were the only ones reporting on Rezko and Obama’s house,

Not so. John Kass of the Chicago Tribune reported on that extensively. Generally the Chicago Tribune has been straight-up on all aspects of Chicago corruption, including Obama.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 2:53:15 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Didn’t Blagoiovich try to do the Trib harm to repay them for digging out dirt so well?

DieHard, I’ve asked a few questions about New Zealand and you’ve been gracious enough to answer.
Here are a few more if you do not mind.
“DidHard the Hunter”?
Is hunting allowed in New Zealand?
Ownership of rifles? Pistols?
Any set aside areas for hunting?
I’ve just been led to believe New Zealand and Australia as well as Canada have made gun ownership real difficult.
I may hae been mislead and would reather ask the pro, you.
Thanks.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 3:01:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Scanian

I use to read the Electronic Telegraph all the time when the Toon was president. They actually had reporters who investigated things. Amazing.


9 posted on 06/01/2009 3:12:36 AM PDT by Nateman (Obama happens.)
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To: Joe Boucher
> Didn’t Blagoiovich try to do the Trib harm to repay them for digging out dirt so well?

I believe so. And at one time there was a concerted effort to get some of the journalists there fired.

> DieHard, I’ve asked a few questions about New Zealand and you’ve been gracious enough to answer.

> Here are a few more if you do not mind.

It's my pleasure.

> “DidHard the Hunter”?

The handle is actually from a Def Leppard song of the same name from their Pyromania album. I was listening to it when I first signed up for FRee Republic. I needed a handle, and DieHard the Hunter seemed like a good one.

(and yes, I do enjoy hunting, but I don't get out much anymore. Hunting Bad Guys is more fun!)

> Is hunting allowed in New Zealand?

Definitely. It is a hunting destination, in fact. Lots of Americans come here to hunt each year. Deer, mountain goats and Elk mostly -- although you can also hunt wild boar (that's usually done with dogs and a knife, with a firearm along for safety). There are some amazing stags out in the bush.

> Ownership of rifles? Pistols?

Yes, with a licence, and Yes with a special endorsement on your license. Pistols aren't used for hunting here.

> Any set aside areas for hunting?

Not especially. It would be more like areas set aside for No Hunting. But if you go with a proper guide he will take you into wilderness areas where hunting game are plentiful and there's not another soul in sight.

> I’ve just been led to believe New Zealand and Australia as well as Canada have made gun ownership real difficult.

It's not that difficult in New Zealand -- I don't know about Australia or Canada. It was easy enough in Canada when I left 15 years ago, but I understand it has tightened up considerably since then.

New Zealand has one of the highest per-capita ownership rates of firearms in the world. I believe it is right up there with the US.

> I may hae been mislead and would reather ask the pro, you.

Cheers. Here is a link that talks specifically about firearms in New Zealand.

10 posted on 06/01/2009 3:34:52 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Your usual great job, Thanks.

As for names,
I worked for Texas Instruments when I got out of college.
We were making up a team for their softball league. But we needed a name within ten minutes or we’d be left out.
Of 12 people on the team everyone came up with lame names and I finally said how about the Mexicali Blues.
No one vetoed it so that was it.
We were terrible and got beat every time out and finally someone asked about the name.
The next game we were having a bar-b-que and I told them I’d reveal where the name came from.
Greatful dead song about a guy from Bakersfield Cal. who goes to Mexicali and gets a bottle of Tequila and a young hooker and goes and gets a case of the “Mexicali Bluse”.
All these stoogie engineers came to the understanding that our team was named after a case of the clap.
You take care DieHard.


11 posted on 06/01/2009 4:01:54 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: DieHard the Hunter
“Boss” by Mike Royko, a fairly liberal Chicago writer, did the same.

If you want to understand old-school Chicago thug politics (which is the same as new school), read “Boss.”

12 posted on 06/01/2009 4:13:30 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

New Zealand regulations don’t look much like the US. It doesn’t say a thing about self-defense, and it is not legal to keep a loaded weapon in your home. I didn’t see anything at that link about carrying a weapon in cars or other places. The New Zealand regulations require:
“Firearms must be stored in the manner set out in the Arms Regulations. All licence holders must install security at their home, regardless of whether or not they actually posess any firearms.

Security requirements are particularly strict for dealers and for licence holders who possess pistols, restricted weapons or military style semi-automatics (MSSAs).

* You must never put a firearm where a child could reach it
* You must store firearms and ammunition separate or disable the firearms, or both
* You must keep your firearms unloaded and locked away in a cupboard or storeroom

If these requirements are not observed, your licence may be revoked.”

That is not comparable with current US regulations in many states, where loaded weapons in your own home for self-defense is legal, and supported by the majority of state constitutions.


13 posted on 06/01/2009 4:14:14 AM PDT by Old_Grouch (61 and AARP-free)
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To: Ulysse

When the Federal Reserve was created, it was the mega international bankers, who ARE the Federal Reserve.

Not sure who currently pulls the strings.

Pretty obvious it is those backing globalism. Whether they are bankers, industrialists, communists or capitalists is irrelevant. They use all these approaches to solidify their control.


14 posted on 06/01/2009 4:15:12 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: carcraft

And Pravda is reporting on America’s descent into marxism. LOL!


15 posted on 06/01/2009 4:16:30 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Old_Grouch

> New Zealand regulations don’t look much like the US.

No, they certainly don’t. We don’t have a Second Amendment or anything similar.

> It doesn’t say a thing about self-defense,

That’s true. Self-defense is not a valid reason to own a firearm in New Zealand. We do have the right to use “reasonable force” in defending ourselves, according the the “Crimes Act 1961”, but the courts usually interpret that to mean “minimum force” ie the minimum amount of force necessary to control the situation.

> and it is not legal to keep a loaded weapon in your home.

True.

> I didn’t see anything at that link about carrying a weapon in cars

Unloaded and separately from the Ammo is usually fine

> or other places.

No Concealed Carry here in NZ.

> That is not comparable with current US regulations in many states, where loaded weapons in your own home for self-defense is legal, and supported by the majority of state constitutions.

All true. The only thing comparable is the rate of ownership, which is quite high in both countries.


16 posted on 06/01/2009 4:31:51 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Scanian

Bravo! This writer nails it 1000%!

LMAO


17 posted on 06/01/2009 4:47:37 AM PDT by bustinchops
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To: donaldo

Agree 100%.

The press will never speak the truth, but much of it will worm its way through to voter consciousness in spite of the media slobbering. I think soon they will have to start making excuses for him.


18 posted on 06/01/2009 4:47:37 AM PDT by bustinchops
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

> “Boss” by Mike Royko, a fairly liberal Chicago writer, did the same.

I used to love reading Mike Royko. He was syndicated to one of our Vancouver newspapers when I was young. (I think it was the Sun, but it might have been the Province).

Else I’m mistaken, John Kass was assigned to Mike Royko’s beat after Royko’s death. I am an avid fan of John Kass: he writes about Chicago’s underbelly with authority, following worthily in Mike Royko’s footsteps.

And some of John Kass’ stuff is just plain Hell Funny!


19 posted on 06/01/2009 5:18:16 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: donaldo
"Yeah, but the journalists who kiss his ass must number in the thousands."

Yeah. The quote used to be "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin". Now it is "how many reporters' lips can simultaneously smooch Obama's bum."

And yes, it "is" obscene.

20 posted on 06/01/2009 5:20:08 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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To: Joe Boucher

> All these stoogie engineers came to the understanding that our team was named after a case of the clap.

(BIG GRIN!!)

> You take care DieHard.

You too, Joe.


21 posted on 06/01/2009 5:22:29 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Scanian

Giving President Pantywaist the finger,it’s a big crowd doing it.


22 posted on 06/01/2009 6:08:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Scanian
The White House press corps is now completely supine, utterly shameless in its groveling cowardice. Stalin himself couldn't have wished for a more slobbering press corps.

Worth repeating in a bigger font.

I couldn't think of a more appropriate description. More than just the WH press corps, though...I would say MOST "journalists" (national and local) are laying prostate before the Obama groupthink.

23 posted on 06/01/2009 6:09:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

prostate=prostrate

sorry.


24 posted on 06/01/2009 6:10:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Scanian

The press which was once “America’s watchdog” has instead become “Obama’s lapdog”.


25 posted on 06/01/2009 6:16:29 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Once England alone faced the fury of Nazi bombs and the very real threat of invasion and domination by Hitler. They were brave then and lead the world in the great crusade that ended the threat of fascism. Now they stand along, a beacon of truth in a world gone soft and pummeled by Progressive/ liberals into thinking that their socialist “little utopia” is the path of the future. As before—England stands alone and it will be their finest hour. Gird your loins Britannia for the fight will be long. But, the victory will help to build a new world. Prayers for Susan B. May she recover and sing England’s songs to give hope that this dark day will pass with the ultimate victory.


26 posted on 06/01/2009 10:16:29 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You won’t get any argument from me on that score: one of my passports says “British Citizen” on it.


27 posted on 06/01/2009 10:19:42 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Scanian

LOL!!

President Pantywaist!!!


28 posted on 06/01/2009 10:35:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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