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The Media's Rape of Reality
Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 09/16/2012 3:34:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

I didn’t want to write this column. I definitely didn’t want to use these words. I wanted to write about something else, but after the events of this week, I had no choice.

I am here to report a rape. To protect President Obama from the failure of his administration to anticipate or respond appropriately to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the media has absolutely raped the truth.

Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this was coming. It told no one. It didn’t warn the diplomats or increase security at the embassies. It didn’t warn the complicit governments – and they are as involved in this as the mobs and murderers themselves – of potential consequences.

And when the attacks were over? The president took all of one hour of out of his busy fundraising/campaign schedule to address this matter. Then, it was off to Las Vegas and back to his rich friends to shake the money maker.

Let me be clear, every drop of blood spilled by Americans as a result of the actions of these monsters drips through the hands of this administration before it hits the ground.

There’s no need to recount the story now, except to say the president, the secretary of state and their auditioning second-term press secretaries in the media burnt more calories this week attacking an American in California for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech than they did condemning the murderous mobs or their enablers in their respective governments.

Whatever outrage they had leftover was reserved for Mitt Romney for committing the unforgivable sin of standing up for American values in the face of terrorism and speaking out against it hours before the President did. That the President’s campaign attacked Romney for standing up for American values a full 8 hours before the President condemned the attacks on and murder of Americans isn’t a story.

Until a better word is invented, disgusting will have to do.

Within 48 hours of the first attacks the Justice Department had tracked down the filmmaker and leaked his name to the media. The media dutifully reported it as if they’d found an escaped Nazi. Of course that analogy doesn’t fit perfectly as escaped Nazi are granted the presumption of innocence.

After all, all the filmmaker did was make a bad movie despotic governments we helped empower could use to incite rioting and direct the anger away from their own incompetence and toward the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known. Through state controlled media, they played this unknown video endlessly and spread it throughout the region. All the while, our President skipped nearly 60 percent his national security briefings. Turns out maybe you can’t get by on the Cliff notes on those briefings. Maybe you do have to show up.

But Mitt Romney spoke first, and that was the story the media covered.

It made little mention of how the Justice Department found and outed the anonymous American supposedly “responsible” for all this in just two days but, after looking for two years, still can’t find out who authorized Fast And Furious within their own ranks. It found no fault with the president returning to his real duties – campaigning and fundraising – after he’d devoted just an hour to the most significant security threat of his administration. Had a fiction writer scripted the media’s coverage even they wouldn’t have had the nerve to be so brazen as to attempt something so corrupt.

Now, the violence is spreading, and the president has no idea how to react. He’s sinking in concrete, campaigning and fundraising while the Middle East burns. But he thinks Mitt Romney spoke too soon? That’s it somehow a gaffe that Romney grasped the implications and the outrage of the situation a full workday before the president could be bothered even to release a statement? That’s somehow a Romney gaffe, but the President being uncertain if Egypt is our ally or not barely registers?

President Obama has learned well from great propagandists in the past: When the chips are down, invent a phony outrage to distract the public.

Follow the pattern:

As more stories of violence and dismissed warnings come in, more criticism of Romney comes out.

As our credit is downgraded again, more criticism of Romney comes out.

As the Federal Reserve announces plans to print $40 billion a month in a third attempt at “quantitative easing” to right the president’s broken economy, more criticism of Romney comes out.

No matter what happens, no matter how detached our president gets from the job he seeks to keep for four more years … no matter how many people die…we still haven’t seen enough of Mitt Romney’s tax returns.

That’s how sick the media has gotten.

Does the president defend our freedom? No. He asks YouTube to review the video to see if it violates the user agreement and can be taken down. Isn’t it amazing how the first instinct of liberals in any situation is to lionize extremists abroad and censor our speech at home? YouTube, showing a strong commitment to the Constitution than the man who swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” it, said it wouldn’t remove this horribly produced and acted Z-movie. Good for them standing up for the First Amendment. Bad for the media for trying to re-elect a man who turns his back on the very principle that protects its very existence.

The president has not acted like a president in this crisis, he’s acted more like a spoiled child told for the first time to eat his vegetables. Everything else he’s faced in office – abysmal economic data, the 2010 election, the unpopularity of his actions and policies – could be spun or somehow parsed to create whatever new data-metric reality he wanted because his media mouthpieces were only too happy to spread it.

But those events didn’t have smoke, fire, video and a body count the world can’t easily ignore.

The media’s spin will work on idiots, but the rape of reality can’t and won’t work on anyone with more IQ points than teeth. People, Americans, YOU, need to spend time every day between now and the election talking to anyone with at least one working ear who hasn’t yet decided how to vote and explain to them what is really happening. Donating money is great. Planning to vote yourself is key. But spreading the word to those open to hearing it and making sure they cast an educated vote is crucial.

Democrats don’t want voters to be educated or informed … thus the fight over voter ID laws. They want you to eat your gruel, take your medicine and re-elect the president because he knows more about what’s better for you than you do. With so many Americans now suckling the government teat, that easy message has a receptive and large audience. We have to be larger this November or our nation surely will be smaller in the future.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 911ii; benghazi; blamingthevideo; democrats; enemedia; foreignpolicy; lamestreammedia; msm; rape; voteridlaws; wagthedog; wagthevideo

1 posted on 09/16/2012 3:35:01 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this was coming. It told no one. It didn’t warn the diplomats or increase security at the embassies. It didn’t warn the complicit governments – and they are as involved in this as the mobs and murderers themselves – of potential consequences.

And when the attacks were over? The president took all of one hour of out of his busy fundraising/campaign schedule to address this matter. Then, it was off to Las Vegas and back to his rich friends to shake the money maker.

Let me be clear, every drop of blood spilled by Americans as a result of the actions of these monsters drips through the hands of this administration before it hits the ground.

two words, impeachement and the charge of treason Any one of you balless, feckless reps listening. If your not screaming about this you your are as guilty as they are.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 3:43:11 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: ronnie raygun

The president stands with those monsters who attacked us.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 3:46:48 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Kaslin

With the media not reporting all this news, are the facts about what is happening in this situation getting out to the people? — the attacks in the Middle East, our feckless President and Secretary of State’s reactions, and the attacks on the First Amendment freedoms by this Administration... Are people paying attention, are they finding out what’s going on? If they do, do they care? Do they simply accept the MSM’s narrative? I’m living overseas so I don’t have a sense of this.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 3:51:01 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Kaslin

Last night i got a phone call from a friend of my daughters. he is in his mid to late 20’s. he is driving trucks fr east to west cost.
i had previously tried to ‘educate’ him. he called in a panic. he had been listening to other truckers and finally decided to do some research. he watched the O deception. the first thing he said he is doing when he gets home is to come see us. we will talk.
i believe some ARE waking up. the question is. how many and will it be in time.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 3:53:01 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

>> the attacks on the First Amendment freedoms by this Administration.

The Leftwing Media, Hollywood, ACLU, and Congress all seem to be towing the line by virtue of their collective silence. It’s disturbingly outrageous.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 3:56:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin

bump


7 posted on 09/16/2012 4:08:00 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kaslin
The Media's Rape of Reality

I heard at least we can't get impregnated.. Whew, dodged a bullet.. :/

8 posted on 09/16/2012 4:12:50 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Donnafrflorida

In time people are going to find out Obama WAS born in Kenya...and he WAS an affirmative action admittee to major uiversities because of his foreign status.

There are going to be a lot of people asking the media and government folks a lot of questions about how The One ever got even close to the White House.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 4:13:45 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry, out of hundreds, I truly don’t know anyone who will own up to the intention of voting for the sob.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 4:17:57 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry, out of hundreds, I truly don’t know anyone who will own up to the intention of voting for the sob.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 4:18:01 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry, out of hundreds, I truly don’t know anyone who will own up to the intention of voting for the sob.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 4:18:01 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry, out of hundreds, I truly don’t know anyone who will own up to the intention of voting for the sob.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 4:18:05 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Kaslin

Awesome.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 4:19:01 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Kaslin

If the House does not hold immediate hearings on this serious issue, they are missing a golden opty to help expose this fraud and charlatan and maybe even guarantee his defeat.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 4:25:20 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: Cen-Tejas

you’re kind of repetitive this morning.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 4:25:56 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kaslin

The media is failing, willfully failing, to inform the citizens of events and facts.

Imagine if you’re a person in your mid-sixties (ish) and normally watch network news..Good Morning America, etc. In terms of the Middle East, what would you actually KNOW right now? As you prepare to vote in November..


17 posted on 09/16/2012 4:27:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: neveralib

Aren’t they adjourned?


18 posted on 09/16/2012 4:30:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: kjo

I don’t think there’s any doubt that he passed himself off as a foreign student


19 posted on 09/16/2012 4:32:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ronnie raygun

Just had to be Mitt Romney’s fault don’tcha just know?

http://www.therightscoop.com/exclusive-open-mic-captures-press-coordinating-questions-for-romney-no-matter-who-he-calls-on-were-covered/

As long as the DBM gets away with this crap it will continue to fall on the New Media,us, to get the job done.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 4:35:37 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Bump


21 posted on 09/16/2012 4:36:14 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Cen-Tejas

The ignorant will vote for that arrogant pos, that is for sure


22 posted on 09/16/2012 4:37:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If you want politicians who are held accountable, vote Republican.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 4:39:31 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Senator_Blutarski
If you want politicians who are held accountable, vote Republican.

If you want politicians who are held accountable, vote Republican Conservative.

24 posted on 09/16/2012 4:45:45 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: kjo

“... In time people are going to find out Obama WAS born in Kenya...”

I agree wholeheartedly and have been telling my husband this for several years now. The truth will come out - maybe later rather than sooner, but lies cannot be covered up forever. I am praying that the hard evidence comes out in the next two or three weeks. I don’t know how it will come about, but somehow ...


25 posted on 09/16/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I hope you have good luck with your “conversation”. If it isn’t too much to ask, could you make a Vanity and tell us all how it went?


26 posted on 09/16/2012 5:42:43 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: exnavy
The president stands with those monsters who attacked us.

And John Boehner does the same by sitting on his behind.

27 posted on 09/16/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: SE Mom
Imagine if you’re a person in your mid-sixties (ish) and normally watch network news. Good Morning America, etc. In terms of the Middle East, what would you actually KNOW right now? As you prepare to vote in November.

Many such a person will describe Barack Obama as one of the greatest US Presidents in history. They can't wait to get to the voting booth to pull the lever for their hero.
28 posted on 09/16/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Donnafrflorida

Is your daughter’s friend REGISTERED to vote?


29 posted on 09/16/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: ronnie raygun

You are exactly correct! Congress needs to remove B-HO and Jarrett from the White House immediately!!


30 posted on 09/16/2012 10:12:47 AM PDT by abclily
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To: stonehouse01
but lies cannot be covered up forever.

Two words, "Warren Commission"

31 posted on 09/16/2012 1:22:15 PM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: Dan in Wichita
Imagine if you’re a person (mid-sixties (ish)) and normally watch network news. Good Morning America, etc. In terms of the Middle East, what would you actually KNOW right now? As you prepare to vote in November.

I'm going to be 69 by November and have breakfast every month with a group of retired from my former employer. The group size varies from three or four to as many as fifteen. The Old Pharts as we call ourselves come from all social strata and the majority view is generally to the right of the average poster on FR. The only friction came from two die-hard Obamabots who have voluntarily stopped showing up.

The two "bad apples" were both members of a national union and became unemployed after the plant was closed by it's European owners.

Regards,
GtG

PS I'm the youngest of the "Old Pharts" and I don't think any of us watch "Good Morning America". My wife calls me a "Political Junky".

32 posted on 09/16/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Phosgood

He will be when he gets back in town next week. :)


33 posted on 09/16/2012 7:53:18 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: The Working Man

I have never posted before. is it hard to do?


34 posted on 09/16/2012 7:54:45 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

No, it’s not hard to do at all. It’s pretty much laid out step by step and won’t let you continue until each step is done properly.


35 posted on 09/17/2012 2:35:31 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: kjo

“In time people are going to find out Obama WAS born in Kenya”.

What do you mean, IN TIME?


36 posted on 09/20/2012 5:41:47 PM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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