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Posts Tagged ‘Leftists Press’

MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer Spanked by Congressman Mo Brooks

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 20, 2011

Today’s exchange between MSNBC’s reporter Contessa Brewer and Congressman Mo Brooks, Republican from Alabama, was telling and emblematic of today’s Leftist press.  When questioning the Representative on the government’s spending and bailouts, Ms. Brewer took obvious offense to an answer that did not fit her planed narrative.  To that she shrilly responds by asking the good Congressman if he had a degree in economics, to which he calmly responded: ““Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honors.” (See exchange below)

Had the Congressman been as pompous as Ms. Brewer, he would have added that he graduated in three years from prestigious Duke University with a double major in Economics and Political Science.  He would have then asked Ms. Brewer about her credentials, to which she would have replied that she had a BS from Syracuse University in Broadcast Journalism.  Hmmm …

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Ed Schultz, Another Progressive Misogynist

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 26, 2011

On May 24, Ed Schultz proved once again that misogyny and Leftist philosophy are comfortable together.  During his radio show, Schultz said of conservative Laura Ingraham: “Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut.

Didn’t hear about this story on the network news?  Not surprising.  The Leftist mainstream media will not go after one of its own bigots.  Contrast this lack of reporting with the way Don Imus was treated by the press or a similar remark in 2007 when he referred to some ladies as “hos”.

And the media is not biased towards the Left, right!

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Cindy Sheehan Calls Out Obama

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 22, 2011

Heard about Cindy Sheehan lately?  Probably not.  Ms. Sheehan was made famous by the Leftist mainstream media during the George W. Bush’s second term in office.  She perhaps reached the pinnacle of her lovefest with the media on August 15, 2005 when she appeared on Chris Matthews’ Hardball, link posted below.  Incredibly after listening to Sheehan’s rant, Matthews asked her: “You sound more informed than most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run.

After President Obama took out Osama bin Laden, Ms Sheehan is at it again, this time attacking the Leftist President.  Sheehan’s recently posted the following comments:

“I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid.  Just think to yourself–they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead–why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea?  This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent — just put your flags away and THINK!”

Chris Matthews, your silence is deafening.

Cindy on Hardball August 15, 2005

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MTV Tries to Shield Obama from Dissent

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 7, 2010

Politico.com has reported on a story that on its face is not important.  However, when considered in a larger ambiance it is really quite telling.

MTV, BET and CMT are preparing for a town hall meeting with President Obama scheduled to be recorded on October 14 in our nation’s capital.  So far so good.  That’s what networks and presidents do in this new multi-media age.  However, the next part of the story becomes more telling about our current president and the Leftist media that often treats him more like a deity than a servant of the people.

The MTV event will not be an “honest” town hall meeting where the people get to talk to and grill their president.  No, it will be an orchestrated event with MTV, BET and CMT packing the audience.  Here’s an audience screening advertisement:

Seeking—Audience Members: males & females, 18+.

To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put “Town Hall” in the subject line.  To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about.  Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views.  Submission deadline: Oct. 14.  No pay.

MTVs owner, Viacom, explained this bizarre screening this way: “We’re just trying to get the broadest, most diverse audience possible.  We want to have divergent points of view – we’re not looking for a single-view audience.  We’re going to have a very diverse looking audience.  We want gender diversity, we want ethnicity diversity, we want religious diversity, we want political view diversity.  We want diversity of all kinds.

Do these folks really expect anyone to believe they seek an audience diverse in ideas?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey, No Longer an American Ally

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 12, 2010

Bret Stephens, a Wall Street Journal writer, included an op-ed on May 11 that is a worthy read.  Titled: “What Is Happening to Turkey” with a link is provided below, Stephens reviews significant changes occurring in Turkey that have made it less friendly to the United States that includes:

  • The ruling Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Erdogan that came to power in 2002 has some stronger connections to Islamic groups than previous Turkish governments.
  • Turkey ended its strategic partnership with Israel and Erdogan has since accused Israel of “savagery” in Gaza and opened a diplomatic line to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • Erdogan was among the first foreign leaders to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his fraudulent Iranian election.
  • Erdogan has created close relations with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, a sponsor of terrorism and no friend of the United States.
  • Erdogan has created strong ties with the genocidal government of Sudan.

In addition Turkey has rebuffed Obama’s request for a Security Council vote for sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program.

The current direction of Turkish foreign policy is more evidence that President Obama’s well publicized outreach to Islam and Turkey in particular have failed.  This outreach included Obama’s trip to Turkey on April 6, 2009.

If confronted with this foreign policy failure, Obama would undoubtedly resort to his practice of blaming others, including his predecessor.  But that dog no longer hunts.  Forgetting the amount of time that has passed since Bush left office, America’s popularity in Turkey has dropped since Obama took office.  According to Stephens, America’s favorability rating is at an all-time low in Turkey being around 14% since Obama’s election, compared to 30% in 2004 when Abu Ghraib prison scandal was made public.

The lesson for Obama should be self-evident.  Nice words and singing Kumbaya does not make for a successful foreign policy or create friends in the world.  Countries become allied only when it is in the interest of their leaders and to a lesser extent their populations.  While the Leftists mainstream media may indicate that America is somehow perceived more positively since the election of Barack Obama, it has not occurred where the rubber meets the road.

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Obama Administration Assassinating Suspected Al Qaeda Operatives

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 12, 2010

The New York Times reported that President Obama’s use of armed drones, both in Pakistani and Afghanistan, has become quite effective.  The Times states:

  • The drones, operated by the CIA, fly overhead sometimes four at a time, emitting a beelike hum virtually 24 hours a day, observing and tracking targets, then unleashing missiles on their quarry.
  • In the first six weeks of this year, more than a dozen strikes killed up to 90 people suspected of being militants.
  • The question of civilian deaths is an almost daily worry, all four men said. “Civilians are worried because there is hardly a house without a fighter,” the militant said.
  • While unpopular among the Pakistani public, the drone strikes have become a weapon of choice for the Obama administration after the Pakistani Army rebuffed pleas to mount a ground offensive in North Waziristan to take on the militants who use the area to strike at American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
  • The strikes have cast a pall of fear over an area that was once a free zone for Al Qaeda and the Taliban, forcing militants to abandon satellite phones and large gatherings in favor of communicating by courier and moving stealthily in small groups, they said.

While this Blog has been critical of President Obama’s foreign policy, especially as to how it relates to the war against Islamic Extremists, he is to be commended on his successful high-tech assassination program in Pakistan.  At the same time, this assassination program raises interesting questions:

1. Is the President exposing himself to future prosecution for war crimes?  This Administration set a dangerous precedent with its attempt to prosecute former Bush Administration members for overzealous interrogation techniques, certainly provocative than assignations.

2. How does Obama’s use of assassination by drones in Pakistan differ from the Israeli’s use of assassination of Hamas’ leaders that Progressives have so complained recently?

3. How long will the New York Times and other Leftist press continue to give Obama a pass on the use of assassination?

4. How does the President reconcile the fact that if you are caught running around Pakistan with the wrong crowd, he has the right to assassinate you.  But if you are caught trying to bomb a civilian flight into the United States, you get the right to lawyer up?

5. Why was Nixon’s bombing of Laos during the Viet Nam war consider a crime by the Leftist press, while Obama’s bombing of Pakistan gets a pass?

6. How does the President’s use of state-sanctioned assassination jive with his being awarded the Noble Prize for Peace?

These questions offer the Leftist and Progressives out there to defend their man.  My guess is that they will keep their heads in the sand and leave it to us unenlightened to cheer the President on.  OK: Mr. President, keep killing the bad guys and let the chips fall where they may!

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