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BREITBART: Couric should look in mirror
The WAshington Times ^ | September 7, 2009 | BREITBART: Couric should look in mirror

Posted on 09/07/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by libstripper

Now that White House "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones has resigned, what's next?

Inevitably, the American mainstream media - ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al - must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines as this major story kept building without them, went viral on YouTube, and then became so large that a key appointee of President Obama was forced to step down.

But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI? What did he

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jones; katietheclown; msm; obama; tedbaxter

1 posted on 09/07/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

The State Run Media is dying a death of a thousand cuts. The interesting fact is that they are doing to themselves. They deserve their fate.


2 posted on 09/07/2009 7:09:58 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: libstripper

3 posted on 09/07/2009 7:10:59 AM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: libstripper
The lying, commie supporting left wing media thought as they usually do that the omission would benefit the entity they wish to support. Instead the proof they are leftist scum rose to the surface for all to see again.

Although the stupid still remain willfully blind so they will be replaced.

4 posted on 09/07/2009 7:12:01 AM PDT by PRO 1 (POX on posters who's political bent causes them to refuse to be confused by the FACTS!!!!!!)
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To: libstripper
How did he get past the FBI?
Did it get past the FBI? That is the more relevant question.
5 posted on 09/07/2009 7:13:53 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: mazda77

I think it got past the FBI and SS in the sense that the Illegal Alien did an end run around both agencies.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 7:15:51 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper
But until then, the growing alternative media of Internet and talk radio and a burgeoning mass of justifiably angry Americans will make every effort to expose the sham that is mainstream journalism.

"Everything about socialism is sham and affectation." - 23.11 - "Economic Harmonies" - 23 Evil. Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

7 posted on 09/07/2009 7:16:17 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: libstripper

There are so many things we would not if we read, say, The Dallas Morning News from cover to cover every day.

The media doesn’t seem to have any desire to wake up.


8 posted on 09/07/2009 7:18:25 AM PDT by altura (Sarah for President)
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To: libstripper

But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI

Vetted him?
Past the FBI?
He was not being appointed to a Cabinent position. He was not applying for a Federal Job.
He was hand picked by Obama and GIVEN a position.PERIOD. That is how it was done in Chicago and in in the dreamlands of Socialism/Communism that Obama operates from.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: libstripper

“Inevitably, the American mainstream media - ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al - must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines”

No, wrong. The Mainstream Media was busy. They were busy investigating Sarah Palin. After all, she was spotted wearing a jacket with a logo on it.

And she gave an interview while a turkey was being slaughtered.

That is really *important* journalism, not such trivial fluff as a “Czar” who’s a communist in the Obama Administration...

The Mainstream Media is always looking out for us. I’m so glad.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:58 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: libstripper

Fantastic post!


11 posted on 09/07/2009 7:34:34 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: libstripper

“Newsweek” being probably the biggest loser of the bunch, as liberalism slides into senility its losing subscribers in droves.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 7:42:29 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: mazda77
How did he get past the FBI? Did it get past the FBI? That is the more relevant question.

I suspect that the SS and the FBI had all the data on these creatures. They passed it to Bambi's team and were told to," FO..We won."

13 posted on 09/07/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Valerie Jarrett vetted him in a room at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.


14 posted on 09/07/2009 8:03:03 AM PDT by scooby321 (and)
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To: junta

Newsweek is now the size of a pamphlet.


15 posted on 09/07/2009 8:08:23 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: libstripper

the media agrees with JOnes, so they had no problem with any of the stuff you and I are freaking out on.


16 posted on 09/07/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: libstripper

Thanks for posting this gem.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 8:10:53 AM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: Maumee

Yes but they have two pamphlets out this week, both with Ted Kennedy on the front cover.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 8:13:54 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"He was not being appointed to a Cabinent position. He was not applying for a Federal Job."

I think Breitbart's point is anyone who physically works at the White House gets a FBI security check. Even if they don't deal directly with classified information, they still are in such close proximity to the CIC, that the FBI is tasked with ensuring they don't pose any physical threat to our WH occupants.

There are plenty of public record comments and problems with his personal record that should have, and probably would have drawn some objections from the FBI. If we had an honest media in this country, that alone should be a story and impetus enough for them to cover it. Did the FBI object to Jones? And, if so, to whom did they object and who gave Jones the clearance necessary? Rahm? Obama himself?

Once those questions are asked and answer, it becomes virtually impossible for the WH to claim that they didn't know about his background, nor did they know about his signing of the Truther statement. Of course they knew, because the FBI surely would have told them.

19 posted on 09/07/2009 8:24:25 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: libstripper

It will just push more folks over to Fox News. Fox has been harping on the fact that everyone else in the news business ignored the Van Jones story. When only one network covers a story that turns out to be true that network gains tons of credibility with the public.


20 posted on 09/07/2009 8:27:19 AM PDT by LiberConservative (OneBigAssMistakeAmerica)
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To: libstripper
We've seen this happen not once, but twice before: the Jayson Blair debacle at the New York Times in 2003 and the Rathergate fiasco at CBS News in 2004. In both cases, these scandals devastated trust in the MSM and (in my opinion!) contributed mightily to the fall of many newspapers, news magazines and the evening network news broadcasts.
21 posted on 09/07/2009 8:50:17 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: libstripper
For most people in this country, the resignation was the first they had heard of Van Jones. For this sin of journalistic omission, there's institutional media blame. Bias is too tame a word for the utter shamelessness on display: Only Republican scandals - real and imagined - matter.

And it's not just those the Democratic-Media Complex dub as "mobs" or "tea baggers" that are taking notice. Diminishing audience and evaporating subscribership reflect widespread consumer dissatisfaction. Eventually, the money will run out.

The MSM can lie by omission but they can't get away with it forever - they won't have enough viewers or subscribers to keep the doors open...

22 posted on 09/07/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (- - - - - - "The Race Card - Only losers play it" - - - - - - - KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle)
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To: RayChuang88
"In both cases, these scandals devastated trust in the MSM and (in my opinion!) contributed mightily to the fall of many newspapers, news magazines and the evening network news broadcasts. "

I think that's right. The traditional media outlets would be suffering even if they were far more balanced than they are. The fact of the matter is both newspapers and television (broadcast and cable) have a relentlessly aging audience, and neither medium has shown any ability to attract a younger audience, at all.

So, when they can't replenish their aging (and dying) audience, and they alienate half of that older demographic because they're so blatantly partisan, it's a recipe for the disaster almost all of them are in today.

23 posted on 09/07/2009 8:58:59 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: libstripper; Doe Eyes; bray; stephenjohnbanker; maggief; Just mythoughts; penelopesire; ...
For most people in this country, the resignation was the first they had heard of Van Jones. For this sin of journalistic omission, there's institutional media blame. Bias is too tame a word for the utter shamelessness on display: Only Republican scandals - real and imagined - matter.

And it's not just those the Democratic-Media Complex dub as "mobs" or "tea baggers" that are taking notice. Diminishing audience and evaporating subscribership reflect widespread consumer dissatisfaction. Eventually, the money will run out.

The MSM can lie by omission but they can't get away with it forever - they won't have enough viewers or subscribers to keep the doors open...

24 posted on 09/07/2009 9:00:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (- - - - - - "The Race Card - Only losers play it" - - - - - - - KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle)
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To: OldDeckHand

Newspapers have always had an older audience. The young don’t vote ( except in the minds of nutty liberals who are always proven wrong ) and the young don’t read newspapers. The best shot newspapers have is to be fair and unbiased. If they’re not, they don’t have a chance.


25 posted on 09/07/2009 9:02:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (- - - - - - "The Race Card - Only losers play it" - - - - - - - KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle)
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To: Don Corleone

I hear on FOX this morning Jones’s background was checked by the SS.


26 posted on 09/07/2009 9:14:58 AM PDT by mendedheart
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To: Don Corleone

I hear on FOX this morning Jones’s background was checked by the SS.


27 posted on 09/07/2009 9:16:16 AM PDT by mendedheart
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To: GOPJ

They don’t now and is only a matter of time, unless they become officially state run.

PRay for America


28 posted on 09/07/2009 9:18:13 AM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: mendedheart

The Secret Service reports to Homeland Security now. Janet Napolitano controls it.


29 posted on 09/07/2009 9:18:52 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: GOPJ
"The young don’t vote ( except in the minds of nutty liberals who are always proven wrong )"

You're not the first person I've seen make this kind of statement. I'm not sure what drives it. Perhaps it has something to with Obama's strong showing among the 18-29 year-old demographic and our desire to temper that success with the fallacy that "the young don't vote".

In 2008, the 18-29 year-old demographic accounted for 18% of the total votes cast. In comparison, the over 60 demographic accounted for just over 23% of the total vote cast. Sure, the over 60 cast more votes, but there's a whole lot more over 60 people - and that trend will continue as the baby-boomers age.

What's more interesting however, is according to Tuft's University - which has done exhaustive research on the subject - the "youth" vote increased 60% from 2004 - well outpacing their older American colleagues. While they still aren't voting in the "percentage of eligible voters" that's seen in the older demographics, they're catching up - quickly.

Youth Turnout Rate Rises to at Least 52%

Lastly, Obama captured the 18-29 year-old demographic 66%-32%, which is the highest margin of victory recorded since the 60's - and perhaps ever as these statistics weren't kept prior to then. Obama's 66-32 margin represents some 7.9 million more actual votes than John McCain. Obama's total margin of victory over McCain was only 9.5 million. Essentially, Obama's dominance in the youth vote accounted for just over 83% of his total margin of victory.

Do you still think the "young don't vote?"

30 posted on 09/07/2009 9:37:39 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: OldDeckHand

Well, we disagree.


31 posted on 09/07/2009 9:39:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (- - - - - - "The Race Card - Only losers play it" - - - - - - - KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle)
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To: GOPJ
"Well, we disagree."

We may disagree, but I see you don't provide any statistics to back-up your erroneous conclusion. Keeping your head in the sand may give you some comfort, but it doesn't make for a very effective political strategy nor does it demonstrate any conclusions based on fact or reality.

Fear not, you seem to be in plentiful company. Perhaps that will give you additional comfort.

32 posted on 09/07/2009 9:44:50 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: libstripper

The SRM keeps wondering why their viewership keeps dropping? Prime example of why! Person goes to work and talks about it, 1/2 the peopleknow nothing about it but know person who did know aboiut it watches FoxNews so they go home tune in and eventually quit watching other stations who report their Obama Propaganda.


33 posted on 09/07/2009 10:21:40 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: libstripper

Soon, Obama will appoint a “Save The Dinosaur Media” czar, and will shunt millions of “stimulus” dollars to them so they can still propagandize their remaining 72 viewers/readers. He will then proclaim that he saved thousands of meaningful jobs, which will be trumpeted faithfully by the dying media he helped to save.


34 posted on 09/07/2009 10:32:32 AM PDT by smedley64 (Sun Tzu trumps Alinsky.)
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