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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Hateful Biased Media

“Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings - give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?” — Patrick Henry

While browsing media sites for my post on the Sandra Fluke dust up with Rush Limbaugh I came upon some of the most hateful stories and reports uttered by so-called main stream media sites. These reports were posted on the News Busters web site, a division of the Media Research Center. This is a sampling of hateful today’s liberal media can be:

“Howard Kurtz: Bachmann Should Have Expected Verbal Abuse Because She Ran for President.

Michele Bachmann complained that although the media are outraged over an insult of Sandra Fluke, "there is no level of vitriol that's beyond the pale" when the victims are conservative women. CNN's Howard Kurtz questioned that assumption since Bachmann ran for president and should have expected "a lot of criticism." Apparently, running for president nowadays subjects you and your family to vile, obscene, personal insults – and you should simply expect it.

When then-candidate Obama was the target of a fraction of the vitriol Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann received as presidential candidates, the media rushed to his defense and rightfully did not tolerate such invective being a part of the presidential process. [Warning: this article includes uncensored vulgarities to accurately represent what certain members of the media have said about conservative women.] Read More Here.

WaPo's Quinn Slams Rush Limbaugh Audience: 'Have You No Shame'?

In a March 5 post in which she deemed Rush Limbaugh's Saturday apology to Sandra Fluke as insufficient to be rewarded by her holiness, Washington Post "On Faith" feature editor Sally Quinn pounded her electronic pulpit yesterday, condemning Rush's audience for being complicit in Limbaugh's sin of daring to bombastically criticize the Left. Read More Here.

Liberal Radio Host Glad Breitbart's Dead, Would Pour Weed Killer on His Grave

A few days ago, conservative author Ann Coulter summed up the left's reaction to the death of Andrew Breitbart with this statement:  "Even in death he shows liberals in their true colors".  With that, those true colors, the same rage and venom being spewed in Breitbart's direction, continues.

Last week, we saw Rolling Stone publish a piece in which author Matt Taibbi lamented how happy he was for Breitbart to be gone.  We saw Slate columnist, Matt Yglesias, proclaim that "the world outlook is slightly improved" with Breitbart dead. And then there was former editor of the New York Press, and Taibbi cohort, Jeff Koyen, mock writers defending Breitbart as "hitching yourself to a corpse".

Continuing in that same vein of sub-standard decency is liberal radio host, John "Sly" Sylvester of WTDY in Madison, Wisconsin. Sylvester recently aired a 20-minute segment on his radio show which was posted as a Podcast entitled, "Andrew Breitbart:  Dead (thankfully)". Read More Here.

Hypocritical Cable Networks Eagerly Bash Rush But Embrace Crude Bill Maher

Both MSNBC and CNN have devolved into a feeding frenzy over Rush Limbaugh’s crack last week about a Georgetown law student, with hosts on both networks scolding Limbaugh for his words and fantasizing the conservative radio powerhouse will get knocked off the airwaves.

But an MRC review finds those networks had no negative reaction to far more vulgar and sexist language used by HBO host Bill Maher. Instead, both networks have hosted Maher repeatedly (12 times in the past year) in softball formats where the journalists ritually flatter the vulgarian: “Your show is brilliant,” “I love your show,” “You’re the funniest, smartest guy around.”

If either CNN or MSNBC genuinely cared about the use of insulting language toward women, they could stop providing the vile Maher with a regular platform to promote his show and his left-wing views.

[Warning: this article includes uncensored vulgarities to accurately represent what Bill Maher has said about conservative women.]

Here’s what CNN’s Piers Morgan said about Rush Limbaugh on Friday: “Limbaugh’s disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped, ugly swamp, who thinks it’s okay to degrade decent young women for sport and ratings. Well, it isn’t it. Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh.”

The next morning, NBC’s Today show brought on MSNBC host Al Sharpton to lambaste Limbaugh: “You can’t have him as a major spokesman in your movement and then he says something as offensive and misogynist as this.”

Monday, on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, host Ed Schultz — who last year had to apologize after he called conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a “slut” — urged liberals to exploit Limbaugh’s use of the same term (also with an apology) to get his show cancelled. Schultz fantasized: “If there is a time to get him off the air, this is the push. I mean, if women in this country are serious about what they hear on the free airwaves of America, there’s no better time.” Read More Here.

Onslaught: ABC Airs Eight Limbaugh Stories in Less Than Five Days

Good Morning America's Dan Harris on Tuesday highlighted liberal hopes to turn Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comments into a "Don Imus moment." The March 6 segment brings the total number of ABC stories on the subject to eight in just four and a half days.

Harris played two nasty clips, one showing Jon Stewart mocking the conservative host as a "terrible person." Harris excitedly related, "This morning, liberal groups are going all out. They're mounting an aggressive online campaign to get Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their ads. They are hoping this is Rush Limbaugh's Don Imus moment."

He then played a clip of Stewart excoriating, "I don't get too worked up about the things Rush Limbaugh says, because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person." Read More Here.

‘GCB’ - Desperately Un-Christian Housewives

In just over 40 minutes ABC managed to degrade Christianity 30 times in its sex-and-sin filled pilot episode of “GCB,” which is anything but Christian. The episode also included an agenda of mocking Texans and conservatives.

The first glimpse of the show reveals the main character’s husband involved in an extra-marital affair. The cheating pair tries to make a hasty getaway, and amidst their flight the other woman performs oral sex on her lover while he is driving. Predictably, this does not end well, as the immoral twosome’s car catapults over a cliff as a result of their stupidity. This is only in the first 50 seconds.

From this moment on “GCB” is an avalanche of depravity, but would anyone expect less from a show originally titled “Good Christian Bitches?” But although the title has changed, an early scene shows the star’s picture in a yearbook labeled “Bitch,” just to underline what the title really means.

This from a Disney owned network that dumped ESPN personalities for politically incorrect statements and wants Rush Limbaugh off the air. Talk about hypocrisy. Read More Here.

Laura Ingraham Busts The View: When Ed Schultz Called Me a Slut Barbara Walters 'Laughed it Off'

As NewsBusters reported Monday, the ladies of ABC's The View were tremendously sympathetic to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke's tale of woe and misery having been called a "slut" by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Yet as Laura Ingraham pointed out on Tuesday's Fox & Friends, her being called a "slut" by MSNBC's Ed Schultz last year was a source of great amusement on The View with Barbara Walters acknowledging to great laughter, "Joy Behar on this program has called me a slut"

As the Limbaugh-Fluke-Schultz discussion on Fox & Friends ensued, Ingraham commented, "When it was brought up on The View, Barbara Walters kind of laughed it off. She was like, 'Joy, you call me that word all the time.' And they kind of just laughed. But when Fluke goes on The View yesterday, it was 'Oh, isn't this a tragedy' and 'Oh, isn't this horrible' and 'Rush Limbaugh should be driven off the air.'" Read More Here.

Our nation was founded on the premises of the 17th century philosopher, John Locke that our basic rights are God given and that ordinary citizens are capable of self-governance. The primary role of government is to protect those rights. These ideas were in stark contrast to the prevailing thought throughout most of history that individual rights were granted by the government and only those appointed by the church or members of certain families were capable of ruling the masses.

However, today, as in the 1930's, the concepts of the Founding Fathers are under assault by a small percentage of the population that wishes to exploit the power of government for their own economic and intellectual benefit. Union leaders want the government to force more people to join their unions to help pay their salaries and fund their deteriorating health and pension plans. Environmentalists want to use the power of regulation to impose their urban views of resource and land utilization on the rural population. Some large corporations want to use their political contributions to obtain an advantage in the marketplace.

The Founding Fathers idea of citizen legislators has largely been abandoned as career politicians of both parties benefit from retirement plans that encourage them to stay in office as long as possible.

This assault on the God given rights of ordinary citizens, i.e. the middle class, would not be possible if the middle class was factually informed of the events occurring around them. Unfortunately, a 2007 MSNBC Survey of the political contributions of print, radio and television journalists, found that 90% contributed to the Democratic Party. This bias is reflected in the stories that the American public sees or doesn't see and the editorial slant of those stories.

However, unlike the 1930's, the American public does not need to rely solely on biased journalists for their news. News sources like the Wall Street Journal and Fox News try to adhere to provide both sides of a story. When journalists believe that the role of journalism is to shape public opinion rather than report the facts and 90% of journalists subscribe to one political theory, is it surprising that so many media outlets are having financial difficulties?

Middle class Americans just want the facts. John Locke and the Founding Fathers were correct; we are capable of making our own decisions.

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