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Anyone who is familiar with this particular mall knows that this crowd is more than they see at any given time on any given day!!
February 19, 2013 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, ObamaCare, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, journalism, Politico, social media, VandeAllen | Leave a comment
Politico’s Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (VandeAllen) must have recently woke up feeling a little dirty about themselves and their chosen profession. Maybe it was due to Obama not leaving any money on the dresser this weekend. Whatever the motivation, it is fun to read their long, rambling rationalization for why they, their awful publication, and the media as a whole have spent the last four years willingly assuming the position of Obama’s footstool.
What we obviously have here is a case of Battered Media Syndrome. The media obediently adore, ferociously protect, and do everything Barack tells them to do. But right now the media are feeling a little taken for granted — battered, if you will. But rather than stand up for themselves, the boys at Politico have composed a love letter to Obama, that says in so many words: You only treat us bad because you’re so amazing!
US Ambassador Killed, Muslims Riot, And The MSM Media Calls for Punishment of Filmmaker for Inciting the Muslims
September 12, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Christianity, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Cairo Egypt, Christopher Stevens, Libya, Muslims, social media | 3 comments
So much for free speech…..
I have always said the free speech carries with it the inherent risks and responsibilities. One mus be willing to accept the consequences associated with their free speech. But to have so-called journalists like Christianne Ammapour insinuating that a filmmaker should be “tried” for his “crime” of making a movie that is critical of the Muslim religion, that is a very scary area to go into.
As our nation remembered the tragic events of the 9-11 attacks, rioters took to the streets in Egypt and Libya, egged on by social media regarding the film in question. The flag at our embassy in Egypt was ripped down and replaced by a black flag. The embassy issued a statement that, in part, symapthized with those upset at the film. The State Department has since walked back that line.
At the same time, our Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other diplomats, were killed. The circumstances are still unravelling, but it appears to be the result of a similar uprising.
This day will unfold with many changing stories and dynamics, with the President and his GOP opponent walking carefully between the political lines and the national security concerns. But will be curious to watch is how the media twists this story (a) in a favorable light for Obama, and (b) as another assault on our freedom of speech.