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Doctored Videotapes are Peanuts
Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh

Posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:54 AM PST by Kaslin

Many have rightly condemned MSNBC's serpentine editing of a video to make it appear that certain gun rights activists heckled the father of a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre, but let's not pretend this was a one-off event.

The liberal media long ago forfeited their respected role as watchdog over the government and have voluntary descended to the status of a public relations arm of the Democratic Party and various liberal causes.

It doesn't do it justice to call them cheerleaders, for they are active participants, every bit as much involved in bringing about the events as the party with which they collude.

They no longer merely report the news. They deliberately influence it to advance the liberal political agenda. So while they engage in plenty of deceptions on the micro level, they daily engage in a category of sin that far exceeds the despicable doctoring of videos.

For what they're about is grand deception on a macro scale. They aren't watchdogs, and they aren't just cheerleaders. Cheerleaders wear uniforms and are readily recognizable. These progressive media mavens are cloaked in a disguise of pseudo-neutrality and pseudo-objectivity, such that when they root for the political team that is assaulting America's founding principles and driving us headfirst into national ruin, many in their unwitting audience have no earthly idea they've got skin in the game.

The liberal media's fraud is so pervasive that by presenting the news through a distorted, progressive prism, they've created an alternate reality that bears little relationship to actual reality. What has emerged is a new normal, foisted on us by a cluster of malicious manipulators who long ago abandoned their honor and their professional calling.

This manufactured pseudo-universe is what allowed President Barack Obama to win re-election despite presiding over (and largely causing) the longest period of high unemployment since World War II and the worst recovery in 50 years. It's what enables him to enjoy a 60 percent approval rating despite being conspicuously radical, hyper-partisan, consciously divisive and dogmatically uncompromising.

Just ask yourself whether Obama could have won if the media had reported on his economy objectively and let the facts speak for themselves. But they did much worse; they apologized for him and his failures every step of the way, shamelessly conspiring with him to scapegoat his predecessor, President George W. Bush, even four years after his term ended. This was as immoral as it was preposterous, but they did it with such faux earnestness that those who rely on them for their news lapped it up and digested its poisonous seed.

These are media that appointed themselves the chief prosecutors against Bush for his alleged mishandling of the federal cleanup operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They were on that story 24/7 from the outset, not to apprise the public of the conditions in New Orleans and other stricken locations but to cause premeditated political damage to President Bush. Contrast that with their orchestrated cover-up of the Obama administration's selective negligence for some of Hurricane Sandy's victims and affected areas.

This is a press whose superstars, with exceptions, insinuated themselves into moderating the presidential debates and actively interceded on behalf of President Obama, both in their questions and in their improper injections.

These are the "professionals" whose job is to hold our governing class to account with legitimate, pointed questions and follow-ups. Instead, they offer French kisses and free passes, despite the smorgasbord of corruption, scandal, mismanagement and policy failures that would be a welcome feast for journalists with a modicum of integrity.

Whereas they aided Democrats in constructing false scandals against the Bush administration, they wholly ignore very real ones under Obama, from the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case to "Fast and Furious" to Benghazi.

From the corruption and waste in the president's stimulus plan to myriad green energy schemes to the fraudulent calculation of projected Obamacare costs to their protective reporting on the administration's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the media have done this president's bidding.

Worst of all, Obama's media cohorts are helping him get away with not addressing the major culprit in our impending national financial catastrophe, entitlement spending. If it were not for the media's complicity, we could avert this imminent national calamity, but they simply will not perform even their rudimentary duties so as to expose this president as the uncompromising spendaholic ideologue he is.

So while we justifiably complain about doctored videotapes, let's not miss the larger point: that if this nation goes over a Greek-style financial cliff, we need look no further than President Obama's comrades in the institutionally corrupt media, without whom his destructive path could be deterred.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barackobama; cultureofcorruption; fakebutaccurate; fauxtography; foreignaffairs; guncontrol; lamestreammedia; liberalbias; makingitup; partisanmediashills; pravdamedia; secondamendment; waronerror; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 02/01/2013 7:29:02 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I sent a letter to LOCAL NBC station that said, “Due to the constant attempts by the National NBC News organizations to edit videos, full of errors and publish them as facts, dating back to Volvo, followed by Zimmerman and now Sandy Hook, I have chosen to avoid your station 100%.” The only way to stop the national crap is to make local stations feel the pain of lost revenue.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:36:07 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Kaslin
The MSM has become an enemy to liberty and freedom.
3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:38:23 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Kaslin

"Watchdog? Investigative journalism?
You must be kidding. That is NOT why the DNC hires us
or why GE, which owned us, paid no taxes, ever."

4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:40:29 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: q_an_a

Haven’t watched abc,cbs,cnn,nbc,pmsnbc in ages


5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:01 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

We will have to do more. We will have to construct our own media from the grass roots up.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:53:34 AM PST by abb
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To: Kaslin

It’s even worse than Limbaugh is willing to say. The media - conservative and liberal alike - is being told by George Soros what they can and can’t say.

It started with Obama’s eligibility problem that the on-air personalities were threatened with destroyed careers and possible death if they reported on. This is confirmed by law enforcement.

And it’s just sort of gone from there. They are allowed to report the piddles/distracting issues that hypnotize conservatives and liberals to sleep, but the stuff that really matters - exposure of the coup taking place in our country - is not allowed to be reported.

That’s what Glenn Beck found out. He dutifully ignored and then mocked the “birthers” as he was successively told to do, but when he chose to expose the root problem that had allowed the threats over the eligibility issue (Soros’ communist-Islamist alliance) his secretary was threatened daily to such an extent (while being denied any protection by Fox) that Beck felt morally obliged to leave Fox just to keep from jeopardizing her life.

When the threats were made to the on-air personalities at CNN (IIRC), the response was that this censorship would be a bad thing if it was Bush, but because it came from Soros to protect Obama it must be for the country’s own good. If they hadn’t been threatened those useful idiots would have volunteered to self-censor. This is the reason we despise those people.

But the threats were made also to people like the head of Clear Channel, which distributes the radio show by this author’s brother, Rush Limbaugh. Rush also received a package that alluded to 2 famous assassinations on the same day as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s press conference announcing the initiation of a criminal investigation of fraud and forgery of Obama’s long-form birth certificate. The same day as Andrew Breitbart (an independent media voice who had been waiting for good evidence of forgery before he would report on this issue and had less than 5 hours earlier told Sheriff Joe that Joe’s evidence was good) fell over dead in a death where the coroner never even checked for signs of the most probable methods of assassination. The coroner was aware that there were no prescription drugs in Breitbart’s body and that Breitbart had not seen a doctor within the past year - contrary to claims made by terrified colleagues who said he had had a massive heart attack that had hospitalized him 6 months earlier.

As long as Soros is able to threaten the media he has power over all of Washington DC, and America as we have known her exists no more. All we’re doing is scrapping over the carcass, at this point. Unless and until the CONSERVATIVE media addresses the elephant in the room - Soros’ communist-Islamist alliance and whatever threat they are holding over our entire system - everything we see is just superficial theatrics.

That’s what America needs to realize.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 8:00:40 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Kaslin

We spend far too much time griping about Obama and liberal politicians, and far too little time taking assertive actions against the wire services, the network wires, and the wires of the big print vehicles.

I believe that the most constructive tactic is to confront personally the editors of LOCAL media outlets which run the wire feeds. These individuals, as their persons, should be ridiculed and humiliated on the basis of their lack of journalistic competence or outright knowing journalistic fraud.

These men and women live in our towns. They operate the local radio stations, local newspapers, and local television outlets. We see them personally in the store and at community events.

Each of us can choose this or that wire story run from the local outlet, pick it apart on its facts and analysis, and confront the local news editor who runs this on his broadcast or in his paper. Are their not 100 conservative individuals for each of several medial outlets in all communities in all 50 states?

We can shut down the Associated Press by humiliating 1000 local news editors who choose to carry the AP’s manufactured news.

Until we do so, our neighbors will continue electing one Obama after another.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 8:01:29 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Kaslin

The MSM have shown themselves to be not only cheerleaders for Obama, but willing tools of the White House Ministry of Propaganda. With few exceptions the media in the US is now as government controlled as in most communist nations.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 8:04:48 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin

I have a ROKU box to watch Fox News specific stories and Movies - no cable or sat — I get my news over the Internet - can watch FOX news live on Baqi TV - and do not subject my family to propaganda TV commercials...for now anyways...

I cut local stations - can look at their webpages if necessary - or stream from my laptop to my flat screen TV using a Philips PC to TV USB wireless connection —

Watched the Olympics over the BBC site right to my TV - bypassing NBC totally!!! No commercials!


10 posted on 02/01/2013 8:07:19 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: mbarker12474

I’ve done this, with the Lincoln Journal-Star. They just ignore you.

Maybe I gave up too soon, but time was limited so I had to prioritize my time.

In theory it’s a great idea. To make any ridicule stick it has to be done through avenues other than the media itself, though, because they won’t let the criticism be shown to the public.

But letters and calls to the editors could at least help wear them down, which is the tactic the left has been doing on patriots for decades. A dose of their own medicine might be beneficial for all of us.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 8:08:45 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Interesting assertions, if true. Do you have any links to back this up?


12 posted on 02/01/2013 8:12:38 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: butterdezillion

Interesting assertions, if true. Do you have any links to back this up?


13 posted on 02/01/2013 8:12:49 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Kaslin

Let’s not forget “Reverend” Al Tawana Brawley Sharpton leading protest marches and giving speeches for Trayvon Martin then reporting about it on MSNBC.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 8:27:09 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: kosciusko51

Yeah. It’ll take me a while to look them up because my computer’s been trashed several times and I don’t remember how to unzip and import my email files into Outlook Express so I can see them and retrieve my notes to myself.

Doug Hagmann had a report on this. I informed Cold Case Posse commander Mike Zullo about it so he checked it out and confirmed to me that the threats happened and the secretary I was worried about had fled the country in fear for her life. Zullo also talked about this in some public interviews.

I also have a military source with deep connections who says that Bush was aware of these threats and encouraged the media heads to obey Soros.

I posted on this stuff quite a bit here on FR a while back. Hopefully I can find one of those posts that has the links already in it. I’ll get back to you.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 8:49:06 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Kaslin

The MSM is nothing more than the propaganda arm of an ever expanding, intrusive and tyrannical government. The MSM is nothing more than an sanctuary for Marxists, fascists and perverts.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 8:54:47 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Kaslin

17 posted on 02/01/2013 9:07:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kosciusko51

Here are some FR posts about it. I think they have links. I think I posted something on my blog that had links also; I’ll check. But in the meantime here’s a start:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2885338/posts?page=15#15

More links at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2873887/posts?page=62

If you want to know more about the package Rush Limbaugh received I could look for that, and there is also a bunch about Breitbart’s death.

The whole idea of threats against people who would challenge or even bring up Obama’s eligibility is reinforced by the claims of the Hillary supporters. 2008 was literally a coup. I have insider information that the reason Hagmann went quiet on his story of the media threats is because one of his informants was killed and he wanted to protect a particularly vulnerable informant (which is the one I asked Zullo about, which fled the country in fear after all). Hagmann did allow another investigator/reporter to look at his evidence with the condition that no confidentiality was to be violated through public reporting. That colleague reported on Glenn Beck leaving Fox because of threats. I think that’s in the links I gave on one of the FR posts; if not I can look it up for you, let me know.

Here’s some stuff about the Hillary supporters’ claims of threats and murders regarding Obama’s eligibility problem:

Two posts, one by Ladysforest (at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2885916/posts?page=134#134 ) and one by me (at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2885916/posts?page=140#140 which tie the suspicious circumstances of Lori Starfelt’s reported death with what has been reported by Bettina Viviano and Michele Thomas about how Bill and Hillary Clinton were scared out of their plans to challenge Obama’s eligibility at the Denver Convention after good Clinton friend (and Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman) Bill Gwatney was shot to death and Stephanie Tubbs died of a supposed aneurysm after each in turn had agreed to present the challenge at the convention – both deaths occurring within a couple weeks of the convention. Some links about that – WND interview of Michele Thomas http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/hillary-supporters-untold-obama-horror-stories/

Bettina Viviano interview and more about 2008 primary: http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/did-obama-assassinate-clinton-delegates.html

This last link alludes to some pages from a site we can’t link to here on FR, but if you look at the THREATS AND POTENTIAL THREATS TO HILLARY SUPPORTERS IN 2008 part at http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/important-updates/ you can see those links and follow part of the coup within the democratic party itself - including the suspicious death (and non-investigation) of Kam Kuwata, the organizer of the 2008 Dem Convention who observed an Obama drug- or trance-induced meltdown shortly before his speech. Intricate details but fascinating to see how Obama screwed even the democrats in order to accomplish his coup.

This should keep you busy for a while. (This is why I usually post summaries. lol)


18 posted on 02/01/2013 9:11:03 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Thank you for both replies. I’ll take a look at what you have posted.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 9:17:54 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: mbarker12474

the MSM takes the attitude that they HAVE to be communist in order to counter the rest of the country.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:36 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mbarker12474

“I believe that the most constructive tactic is to confront personally the editors of LOCAL media outlets which run the wire feeds. These individuals, as their persons, should be ridiculed and humiliated on the basis of their lack of journalistic competence or outright knowing journalistic fraud.”

That’s not going to work for the national media, regional media, local media, etc.

There’s only one way these people are going to be prevented from reporting the way that they do. Anything else is wasting your breath and time.

Paging Henry Bowman...


21 posted on 02/01/2013 10:39:43 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Kaslin

While it may be peanuts to him, to the rest of the country it is ham-handed arrogance, and a clod-like manipulation of news that would even embarrass the Soviets.

The ominous lump in the balls is the fact that these cretins believe they can manipulate video and sound of real news, even attempt this, and their ‘holiness’ of their leftist cause protects them. That they could brazenly lie like this calls into question granting these people a right to speak in the first place. They are liars, and have the right to lie, but not the right to tell us the news. No better reason to boycott other than their hideous lying.

It is a redux of the arrogance of JOURNOList. “Just call them racists, (unfounded) and let them deal with the accusation.”


22 posted on 02/01/2013 11:06:39 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
The liberal media long ago forfeited their respected role as watchdog over the government and have voluntary descended to the status of a public relations arm of the Democratic Party and various liberal causes... they are active participants, every bit as much involved in bringing about the events as the party with which they collude... to advance the liberal political agenda... deceptions on the micro level... far exceeds the despicable doctoring of videos... grand deception on a macro scale... cloaked in a disguise of pseudo-neutrality and pseudo-objectivity, such that when they root for the political team that is assaulting America's founding principles and driving us headfirst into national ruin, many in their unwitting audience have no earthly idea they've got skin in the game. The liberal media's fraud is so pervasive that by presenting the news through a distorted, progressive prism, they've created an alternate reality that bears little relationship to actual reality. What has emerged is a new normal, foisted on us by a cluster of malicious manipulators... This manufactured pseudo-universe is what allowed President Barack Obama to win re-election despite presiding over (and largely causing) the longest period of high unemployment since World War II and the worst recovery in 50 years. It's what enables him to enjoy a 60 percent approval rating despite being conspicuously radical, hyper-partisan, consciously divisive and dogmatically uncompromising.
Sound familiar?
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said. [Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance]

23 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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24 posted on 02/01/2013 8:48:38 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Those who vote for him make excuses for him, too. Point out something he said that was stupid and they’ll say “He didn’t mean it.”


25 posted on 02/01/2013 10:41:58 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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