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Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story
National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres

Posted on 03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT by Libloather

Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants.

**SNIP**

Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a story mentioning Lee on March 28, he was mentioned in passing, along with two other Democrats facing criminal charges, in a piece only 125 words long.

In their first story on the scandal, CBS failed to say that Yee is a Democrat. Only buried in a later story specifically focused on the political ramification did CBS include Yee’s party affiliation. The first piece written by an ABC correspondent likewise did not mention that Yee is a Democrat, though ABC did publish stories from the AP that referenced Yee’s party affiliation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abc; california; cbs; censorship; chicagosuntimes; chinatown; cnn; demagogicparty; democrat; dianefeinstein; guns; lelandyee; lyingbyomission; media; memebuilding; nancypelosi; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politico; sanfrancisco; usatoday; yee
Not even a smidgen of bias. Nope.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Libloather. Partisan Media Shills ping:
...CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a story mentioning Lee on March 28, he was mentioned in passing, along with two other Democrats facing criminal charges, in a piece only 125 words long. In their first story on the scandal, CBS failed to say that Yee is a Democrat... The first piece written by an ABC correspondent likewise did not mention that Yee is a Democrat...

2 posted on 03/29/2014 9:07:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Libloather
...his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. And while he has been trying to put automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missile launchers into the hands of criminals, ...

Where are the charges of terrorist activity and treason?

3 posted on 03/29/2014 9:09:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

Amazing, isn’t it? If a pro-gun, NRA Republican state senator was running guns you can be freaking guaranteed it would be front page news and on TV 24/7 for at least a week.

But a anti-gun, Democrat like Leyland Yee does it and nary a peep. Harry Reid and other crooks barely a passing mention.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The four rats should be on a YouTube ad. Should set it to blast and let it go viral.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 9:24:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Libloather

Keeping the mushrooms in the dark while feeding them you know what.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 9:30:57 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: VeniVidiVici

***If a pro-gun, NRA Republican state senator was running guns you can be freaking guaranteed it would be front page news and on TV 24/7 for at least a week.***

Remember years ago when Chinese firearms and ammo was banned in the USA? Several boxcar loads of ammo was seized and made the news for weeks! Anyone remember what happened to that ammo?

It was found to be Russian and had to be given back to the importers. The media, which covered the seizure, failed to report the give back.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 9:35:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Libloather

All of the DemocRat bootlickers in the media are so foolish.

They really believe that if/when we have a totalitarian state run by the Dems that they will be among the privileged. They should study history and see what happens to their type once the lefties have solidified their hold on a country. Many of them get lined up against a wall and shot. Those they are helping now will not trust them and will turn on them when they are no longer needed.

And, if there is a real SHTF scenario and the lead starts flying, I gotta think that there is a lot of karmic payback out there looking for them.

In any case, these people are low rent toadies that Obama and his handlers are laughing at behind their backs.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: TigersEye

“Where are the charges of terrorist activity and treason?”

You don’t think Holder is actually going to go that far, do you? /s ;)


9 posted on 03/29/2014 9:59:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

No need for the sarcasm tag. No way Holder would bring charges. Shrimp Boy probably has incriminating evidence against him.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:15:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

“Read All About It.” Pretty much nowhere!


11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:50:56 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Libloather

If the GOP leadership made it an issue they could force the media to cover it. Pelosi squeezed as much as she could linking the culture of corruption to the GOP. Every dem mentioned it.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 1:00:40 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Libloather; Alas Babylon!; Fishtalk; All
not really surprised..lookee here.

13 posted on 03/30/2014 1:03:06 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: TigersEye

NRA should run with this story! Dont be a GOP er remain silent and not want to offend thier friends


14 posted on 03/30/2014 4:12:58 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Libloather
Of course, beyond the irony and hypocrisy of a gun control advocate being a gun runner, there is the obvious fact that he is doing everything he can to ensure that his customers' targets cannot fight back.
15 posted on 03/30/2014 4:50:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck.” - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Libloather

Bias aside, why was the man arrested by the DOJ?

Doesn’t compute.

I remember that Indonesian fellow that was promoted by the Clinton administration


16 posted on 03/30/2014 4:54:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Libloather

It’s not spelled Democrat-—it’s spelled Scumocrat.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 4:54:13 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; VeniVidiVici

I also remember that 2,000 fully automatic AK47’s were about to be brought into the country several years ago, during Eric the Red’s first reign of terror. The importer had ties to the Clinton crime family. The importer was “tipped” just before the Feds swooped in to seize the guns, and escaped. Odd coincidences with these ‘Rats, eh?


18 posted on 03/30/2014 4:57:02 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: TigersEye
No way Holder would bring charges. Shrimp Boy probably has incriminating evidence against him....and Obama.

Hmmmmmm.....good point.

Holder/Obama's Fast and Furious gun-running and Yee/Chow gun-running have a lot in common.

Maybe even points of origin?

19 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Libloather
You know, I should pitch a channel or a news outlet that actually reports news.

It would fill a gaping hole in the current market.

It would be neat to have an alternative to the Propaganda Ministry.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 5:14:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Libloather
The Democratic Party is a massive criminal enterprise
21 posted on 03/30/2014 7:32:29 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Liz

Customers in common?


22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:09:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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