Skip to comments.Defending Mitt, Smacking the MSM: Refreshingly Honest Commentary
Posted on 09/17/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
The mainstream media may have outdid even their own gutter level standards in obsessing over Mitt Romney's statement(s) about the still growing crisis in the Middle East rather than the "the fact that you have Islamic flags being hoisted over American Embassies, the fact that an American Ambassador is dead," as exasperated liberal commentator and Obama supporter Kirsten Powers even had to fume about during an interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly (below). "It is just absolutely, utterly insane," Powers nearly screamed in frustration over the shameless incompetence of her liberal media colleagues.
You know the Obama-sycophants in the liberal media have crossed over the line when even one of their own can no longer defend them.
Thanks to some of the cable news outlets and the courage of a treasured few leaders, it is possible to find some honest commentary if you're patient enough to sort through the rest of the garbage.
For example, Charles Krauthammer didn't mince words during a Fox interview you can watch by clicking here.
"What we are seeing on the screen (video images of the Cairo Embassy chaos) is the meltdown, collapse of the Obama policy on the Muslim world," Charles Krauthammer said. "The irony is that it began in Cairo, in the same place where the speech he (Obama) made in the beginning of his presidency in which he said, you wanted a new beginning with mutual respect, implying under the other presidents, particularly Bush, there was a lack of mutual respect. Which was an insult to the United States, which had gone to war six times in the last 20 years on behalf of oppressed Muslims, in Kuwait, in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere."
"So to imply that we somehow had mistreated Muslims which was the premise of his speech and how the Iraq War had inflamed the Arab world against us. Well there was no storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo in those days," Krauthammer added. "What we're seeing now is al-Qaedaistan developing in Libya, meltdown of our relations with Egypt, you have riots in Yemen, attacks on our embassy in Tunisia. This entire premise that we want to be loved and respected, we'll apologize, has now yielded all of these results and these are the fruits of apology and retreat and lack of confidence in our own principles," Krauthammer concluded.
And, there was the brilliance, experience, and candor of Rudy Giuliani on CNBC when asked about the appropriateness of Romney's response:
"If it were me, I would have been way more over the top than he (Romney) was. I would have been outraged even more. I think the President of the United States feckless policy in the Middle East is naïve, almost childish support of these movements without any real regard for what is going to come after," the Mayor of New York at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
"Politics is part of our world. You get it wrong, people die," said Giuliani. "My experience with Islamic extremist terrorism which dates back to about 1972...when we become complacent, when we appease, they attack."
Giuliani went on, "President Obama has decided we can appease. I don't think it's working. I think what we see every night on television is a result of President Obama's feckless policy in the Middle East. His naive idea of politics and not really having a good enough understanding of who these people are; what these people are."
The overwhelming weight of message from the biased, anti-American, pro-Obama media is outrageous. I'm continually asked, "Why doesn't the Romney campaign say
.." fill in the blank. The truth is Romney, Paul Ryan, the campaign staff, surrogates, and however few reasonable commentators can find enough air time to speak out are saying it the problem is that if you only go looking in the mainstream media's political garden, you'll have to pull up a whole lot of weeds before you come across that one perfect rose.
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My High School English teacher would have ripped the first sentence to shreds.
Come on, fellow conservatives. Let’s write clearly and well.
Lets make sure that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave gets his eviction notice.
Yeah, instead of outdid, the author should have written outdone.
Kirstan was on Bill Hemmer’s program this morning, and she was basically making the same comments.
Who stole Kirstan’s libbrain and replaced it with a commonsensebrain?
If she keeps this up, the Libs will pull her membership card.
I’m a high school English teacher and I concur. “may have outdid,” lol. It’s a nice, juicy run-on sentence.
I heard Kirsten Powers on XM Serius Radio on the way home from dinner last night and couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The liberal powers-that-be (no pun intended) will probably slap her silly today and she’ll go back to spewing the same leftist drivel she usually spouts from now on. But, it was refreshing while it lasted.
I done noticed that myself.
We still actually have English teachers in high schools?
This comment is from a grandmother who still diagrams sentences when reading. And is able to spell, write and speak in complete sentences in spite of surviving grades 4-8 in a two-room schoolhouse. Two teachers with two grades each, plus 2 bathrooms. And horror of horrors, our 7-8th grade teacher was Jewish and we actually sang Christmas carols from a tiny booklet.
Well congratulations to Kirsten Powers for speaking the truth. She is right on in her remarks. Can’t believe she said it but...she IS right on! Good job Kirsten. I have a new respect for you for speaking to what is right and in defense of Freedom of Speech.
Hey, she was probably very nervous in putting out her views on this. Give her a break. Sometimes I get so emotiional and type so fast that I make mistakes too. We All DO!!!So what?
I would think the message right now is much more important than an incorrect word. When such a powerful message from someone like Ms. Powers who is usually opposite from my view I personally accept it and admire her defense of our Freedom of Speech.
I have been making this point for years. People continually say "Why don't the Republicans fight back?" What they do not see, is that when the Republicans fight back, the MSM refuse to publish/print/broadcast it.
I cringed at “may have outdid”.
Surprisingly, even in elementary and middle schools. My daughter just started HS this month, and she has been correcting my writing for years! It's actually amusing, because I've been doing it to her father for years! of course it is not so amusing when she does it to me on FaceBook! Both her friends and mine get a big kick out of it - especially my friends from HS who had the same OCD nun as an English teacher who drilled diagramming into us!
All of us could benefit from a good editor looking over our shoulders.
I guess I am just stupid.
If I get the message I could care less about the syntax.
It seems like Townhall.com has no editors. This is the second article from them today that has horrid grammar.
Come on guys, Google apostrophe and see how to use it. Don’t give the other side ammo like this. You’re asking for the messenger defense against your arguments. They’ll say ‘look at their writing, there are several errors per paragraph in that piece; you can’t trust anything they’re saying if they can’t even use fourth grade grammar’.
I totally agree.
He’s writing about the media’s “gutter level standards”. Maybe he is mocking them by using the word “outdid”. The rest of his writing looks pretty good.
>>This comment is from a grandmother who still diagrams sentences when reading. And is able to spell, write and speak in complete sentences in spite of surviving grades 4-8 in a two-room schoolhouse. Two teachers with two grades each, plus 2 bathrooms. And horror of horrors, our 7-8th grade teacher was Jewish and we actually sang Christmas carols from a tiny booklet.
You’re talking to a teacher that previously taught narrative essay writing with a pre-writing exercise, today taught proofreading and editing, and then forced the thirty kids in each class to proofread and edit for 45 silent minutes. Tomorrow, the kids rewrite their essays.
They may not like it, but they know to come in, shut up, and write correctly - or it’s public humiliation time.
You are a teacher after my own heart! Hurray for you. It’s refreshing to know that somewhere a teacher is still in control! I’m sure there are many more of you we don’t hear about. Many of my friends are teachers and talk about parents who come in and fight with them about their child’s grade. One even admitted writing her child’s paper and arguing she knew it was right. That she would even admit it is scary. We read here about college freshmen needing remedial reading classes. They graduate with high self esteem but not much else. You remind me of my high school French and algebra teachers. It was impossible to fake your way thru their classes. I still remember my French after 63 years! Your students will never forget you—you are doing them a great service. Congratulatons!
Diagramming is still great for using I or we. I love Dennis Prager who says it’s one of his passions. Our local weekly newspaper apparently has no editor; the errors in it are astonishing. The previous one passed away about 12 years ago. Nothing got past him. Guess I missed my calling; errors leap out at me from just about every book I read. I think Dick Cheney’s autobio has been the only exception.
My husband’s daugher-in-law went to Catholic school. She said her 3rd grade class had 60 students and that it was a very orderly, mannerly classroom.
I’m really bad - I make corrections in books.if they are my own, right on the page, if the book is someone else’s or from the library I use post-it notes.
I spent 12 years in Catholic schools and through 4th grade we had between 50 and 60 in a class. It wasn’t until I was in HS was I ever in a class with less than 35, never mind less than 20 like some of my daughter’s classes have been.
As you mentioned to another poster, there are teachers who actually do teach, and teach properly. Alas, few ever hear of them. I have tried to make a point of letting the PTB know how I feel about the exceptional teachers my daughter has had, they deserve the credit. I also have found that by doing so, on the few occasions I have had a serious issue with a teacher my concern was not blown off.
I truly feel for teachers who are subjected to the type of parents, usually mothers, who will not accept the fact their precious angel is not all that.
Have you see this here?
While typing this I recalled two of my seventh grade teacher’s examples. One was talking about the rule of never ending a sentence with a prepostion (she never told us what the punishment would be!) and giving us the quote “up with with I have been fed”. The other was from a student who was writing a paper “I could smell my mother in the kitchen frying hamburgers”. Still makes me laugh after all these years. Fortunately I’ve forgotten those little traumatic experiences of early childhood! Guess I should say I got over them.
No I hadn’t seen that. I do remember when I was in elementary school (66-74) there was a girl in my class who was a Buddhist. No special arrangements were made for her, and while she did not attend Mass on Sunday with the class (as the rest of us were required) she did attend when we went during class time.
The author of the article posted is Bob Beauprez, not Kirsten Powers.
I took it as poetic license to set a tone.
Obama’s Foreign Policy:
Keep feeding the alligator in the hopes that he eats YOU last.
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