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White House Refuses to Comment on Baby Murders in Philadelphia

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 17, 2013

There have been horrific allegations made against Philadelphia abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  It is alleged that Gosnell performed late-term abortions that resulted in live births.  He then gruesomely terminated the crying babies’ life.  While shocking, it is not surprising that the mainstream media has avoided reporting on this story as it goes to the seedier side of the abortion industry.  The Progressives in the press refuse to publish news if it has the potential to damage their Leftist narrative.

At a recent White House press conference, Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if the President was aware of the matter to which Carney answered in the affirmative.  When pressed for a White House comment on killing alive babies, Carney did the typical Washington to step saying ““Well, again, you’re relating it to a case that I can’t comment on and the president can’t comment on.”  That is a disingenuous response given Obama’s willingness to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin killing while it was an active legal matter.

It is sad that a President who so often repeats the call for “common sense” solutions relating to gun violence in the name of protecting people is so unwilling to ask for similar legislation when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable and innocent of our people.  Progressive justice has its perverted side.

 

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Putting the Rutgers Basketball Scandal into Perspective

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 9, 2013

During the past week the mainstream media has been fixated on the story of the Rutgers basketball coach throwing basketballs and epitaphs at players during practice sessions.  From the repeated news presentations one would think that there no other newsworthy stories in the world.  Heck, North Korea threatening South Korea and the United States would nukes, no big deal.  Japan accelerating the printing of currency to destroy the Yen, no problem.  Thousands continue being killed in Syria, heck it’s only the Middle East.

The mainstream media has become a pitiful example of yellow journalism at its worst.  Stories of consequence are ignored if they do not fit within the political narrative of the Leftist media.

This week, Matthew Philbin of newsbusters.org published an article titled Nets Give Rutgers Basketball Scandal 41 Mins., Gosnell Baby Murder Trial 0 that shows how outrageous and biased the mainstream media has become.  What a sad testament to how trivial and how low the moral fiber of the Country has traveled in just a few decades.

Nets Give Rutgers Basketball Scandal 41 Mins., Gosnell Baby Murder Trial 0

By Matthew Philbin April 09, 2013 | 11:18

The Rutgers basketball story continues to transfix the media, and why shouldn’t it?  Mike Rice, the disgraced former Rutgers basketball coach allegedly killed a woman and at least seven viable, born-alive babies “by plunging scissors into their spinal cords” in his filthy, macabre “house of horrors” abortion clinic.

Oh wait, my mistake.  Rice was fired last week from Rutgers over video of him shoving, kicking and yelling at his players, throwing basketballs at them and – most damning – using “homophobic slurs.”  That’s made Rice the most notorious villain in America.  And in one week it earned him 36 network news stories clocking in at 41 minutes, 26 seconds of air time on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Now, had Rice been accused of killing a woman and eight babies, he’d be enjoying the same anonymity as Kermit Gosnell – provided the killings were carried out in an abortion clinic.  Gosnell is the West Philadelphia abortionist who ran an unimaginable charnel house of a “clinic,” for 30 years.  Witnesses testified that he may have murdered over 100 babies outside the womb.  Gosnell’s trial, underway for weeks, has featured wrenching testimony and horrific details.  And it has received exactly zero seconds of airtime on the broadcast networks.

Let’s break it out by network.

ABC

  • Rutgers: 8 min., 1 sec.
  • Gosnell: 0 min., 0 sec.

CBS

  • Rutgers: 14 min., 27 sec.
  • Gossnell: 0 min., 0 sec.

NBC

  • Rutgers: 18 min., 58 sec.
  • Gosnell: 0 min., 0 sec

Last week, Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell and 20 other leaders of the conservative movement publicly demanded the networks end their blackout of the Gosnell trial.  They haven’t.  Perhaps they’ve been too traumatized by Rutgers and the “shocking videotapes,” as ABC’s Jenna Wolfe called them on “Good Morning America” April 6.  NBC’s Erica Hill also called them “shocking” on that morning’s “Today.” At CBS “This Morning” on April 3, anchor Norah O’Donnell found the video “stunning.”

“We`ve all been in environments, basketball courts, locker rooms, where the coaches can get fiery, they can get animated with you, CBS special correspondent James Brown allowed, “but putting your hands on a player and engaging in that kind of – those kind of homophobic slurs and abusive behavior, you don`t treat animals that way.”

And you certainly don’t call them “faggot” or “fairy.”  Rice’s bullying might have been excused had he not used those terms.  In fact, they merited a special apology from Rutgers President Robert Barchi “to the LGBT community and all of us who share their values for the homophobic slurs shown on that video.  I personally know how hurtful that language can be.”

ABC was so troubled by the antics of an overbearing basketball coach that on the April 5 “World News Tonight,” correspondent David Muir promised that the network’s “20/20” news magazine show “is now exploring the bigger question, the conversation started by that tape this week.  How common is this bad behavior, how early does it start?”

And explore it they did, with Muir talking to “a mother devastated by that video the nation watched this week.  Her son towering over that Rutgers coach, but still defenseless.”  Stacy Williams, the mother of Rutgers player Austin Johnson, told Muir, “We have to now empower our children to say enough is enough and that we are not gonna stand idly by because you dangled a scholarship in our hands and allow you to get away with all manners of evil.”

“All manners of evil” … like severing a newborn’s spinal chord?  Like JB said, “you don`t treat animals that way.”

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Bill Clinton the Perjurer Defines Truth

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 6, 2012

During his presidency, Bill Clinton lied under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.  After getting caught red-handed, he was impeached in 1998 and later disbarred in Arkansas.  It is rather incredible that in a campaign stop this week in Philadelphia Clinton accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of lying saying:

  • “You’re laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true?”
  • “When I was a kid, if I got my hand caught in the cookie jar, where it wasn’t supposed to be, I turned red in my face, and I took my hand out of the cookie jar.”
  • “You’ve got to give it to Governor Romney.  When he gets his hand caught in the cookie jar, he just digs down for more cookies.  I want you to send him a message tomorrow. You don’t have to be from Ohio to want your president to tell you the truth, when it comes to jobs for the American people.”

Bill Clinton’s lie about the Lewinsky matter was videotaped and seen by all America.  While he got caught with his “hand in the cookie jar”, there was not a bit of remorse shown either at the time he made the lie or since.  Bill Clinton has no shame, but then again he is an expert on

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Biden Seems Incoherent at Recent Speech

Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 26, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke to the Philadelphia firefighters.  Apparently the speech was not well-received.  According to Business Insider, the local firefighters wanted Biden to favorably comment on an arbitration issue they are having with the city.  Biden either purposely or by mistake made no mention of the issue.

A portion of Biden’s speech is posted below.  Biden not only slurs words, but in seems a bit incoherent.  This raises the question as to Biden’s competence or at the very least his alcohol consumption.

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Shows he has Backbone

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 14, 2011

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Shows he has Backbone

America’s ongoing difficulties relating to its excessive and huge deficits are signs of the failings of our national political leaders.  American’s dissatisfaction with these politicians have been directly responsible for the birth and growth of the Tea Party.

While our political leaders in Washington have lost the respect of the People, leaders are beginning to emerge on state and municipal levels that show promise.  One such leader is Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Democrat.  In the last two weeks Mayor Nutter has been dealt a difficult hand.  A portion of Philadelphia’s youth have taken to create “flash mobs” that involve young people banding together to create mayhem.  Over 60 people have been beaten and hospitalized by the mobs that rampaged through the city.

Initially, Progressives made their typical excuse for the culprits.  As expected they blamed society for not giving these young people enough to do.  Mayor Nutter would have none of this nonsense.  With straight talk, Nutter described those engaging in the rampages “a tiny minority of ignorant, reckless fools.”

Nutter then went further, announcing a curfew for anyone under the age of 18 in the areas affected by to be off the streets by nine o’clock. Again as expected, he was criticized for this no-nonsense approach to which he again straightforwardly responded:

  • I guess it was like 50 people out of a couple hundred thousand who apparently either didn’t get the message or maybe for some reason didn’t take it seriously.  We’re as serious as a heart attack about this.  We’re not playing around.”
  • Speaking to the parents of the troubled youths, Nutter said: “If your child is out after curfew, tall, short, nice, not so nice, the curfew is the curfew is the curfew.  Buy a watch!”
  • Again to the parents of the youths: “If you don’t even bother to pick up your child, we are immediately calling the Department of Human Services, and you can then be taken to court for other violations including neglect of your child.”

Below is an incredible video showing an even tougher message by Mayor Nutter delivered at is church.  What a breath of fresh air!

This is not the first time that Mayor Nutter has shown backbone.  During the Democratic Party’s primary for the presidency, Nutter bucked the bandwagon and backed Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama.  It is clear that he chose the better qualified candidate.

While Mayor Nutter and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey come from different political parties and likely have very different philosophies on major issues, both show the type of moral character and backbone required to truly represent the People’s interests.  Both political parties would do well to elevate such individuals in their power structures.

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Attorney General Holder’s “My People” Comment Shows he is a Progressive Racist

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 3, 2011

Earlier this week Attorney General Eric Holder got defensive with the Justice Department’s decision last year to not prosecute the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation at a Philadelphia polling site during the 2008 elections.  At a Congressional hearing, Representative John Culberson, Republican of-Texas, asked Holder about his lack of cooperation with the Civil rights Commission and read former Democratic activist Bartle Bull’s claim that the incident was the most serious act of voter intimidation he ever witnessed.  It seems the question got to close to home with Holder responding:

  • “Think about that. When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia – which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people.” Mr. Holder, as U.S. Attorney general, you people should be Americans of all colors.
  • “To compare that kind of courage, that kind of action, and to say that the Black Panther incident wrong though it might be somehow is greater in magnitude or is of greater concern to us, historically, I think just flies in the face of history and the facts.”

Culberson concluded that race infected the decision-making at the Justice Department to which Holder responded:  “I would disagree very vehemently with the notion that there’s overwhelming evidence that that is in fact true.”  Holder comments in the two bullets above belies his true intent.

Earlier in his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder infamously said: “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”  Mr. Holder proved by his inaction on the New Black Panther voter intimidation matter to exhibit cowardly behavior when it comes to race.  He has also shown racist tendencies when it comes to skin color.

 

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Taser Incident is a Deterrent

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 5, 2010

On Monday evening a 17-year old “fan” decided to run rampant through the field at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game.  A Philadelphia policeman chased down the criminal with his Taser quickly stopping the romp with no one getting hurt.  However, the trespasser did shake a bit on the ground as a few thousand volts “reminded” him that he was breaking the law.  Probably not what he thought the response would be when he knowingly broke the law.

It didn’t take long for the Progressives to start their Liberal dribble.  The pathetic American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said of the incident: “The officer’s response was completely out of proportion to the situation.”  For that bit of dribble, Attorney Mary Catherine Roper must be classified as a knucklehead.  When a criminal knowingly breaks the law there needs to be consequences and sometimes they need to be strong enough to act as deterrence in the future.  Let us remind Ms. Roper that in 2002 two similar trespassers attack Kansas City Royals coach Tom Gamboa at a Chicago game with Gamboa suffering partial hearing loss.

Not only did the policeman use an appropriate response Tasering the Philadelphia trespasser, but he also sent a message to other would be criminals with similar intent.  Run out on a baseball field illegally and you’re in for a bad night.  Good work officer!

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