Saturday, January 10, 2009


Another prominent demmie indicted recently. Apparently corruption is not limited to our grand state. See the article here.

The funniest thing to me about this story and the Blagojevich story is how the media hardly ever says "democrat" Rod Blago, or "democrat" so and so is indicted on counts of X and Y. But whenever a republican runs into trouble, you can never hear their name without "republican" in front of it. The article above doesn't mention the word democrat until the fourth paragraph.

After Blagojevich was impeached I thought it was quite hilarious reading the comments from the one person in the Illinois house who voted against impeachment.

This from CBS:

"The one lawmaker voting against impeachment was Rep. Milton Patterson, a Chicago Demorcrat who represents the South Side. Rep Elga Jefferies, also a Chicago Democrat, voted present.

Patterson said he wasn't defending anyone, but that he read the impeachment committee's report and wasn't comfortable voting against the governor. "I have no firsthand knowledge of any of the evidence," he said.

'I went by my own gut feeling, it's as simple as that,' he said. 'I read the report. If the government is going to indict him, let them go ahead and do that. That's their job and I'm doing my job.'"

CBS also noted - quite accurately - that Illinois has become the laughing stock of the country. With comments like the above, it's quite easy to see why.

CBS then tried to get the focus back on Obama and away from his friend Blago by quoting several Chicago dems who were frantically trying to re-associate Illinois with the chosen one. Shifting focus and reality is a common tool used by the media, cleverly emphasized by Mark Steyn this past week:

"In Paris, the state-owned TV network France-2 broadcasts film of dozens of dead Palestinians killed in an Israeli air raid on New Year's Day. The channel subsequently admits that, in fact, the footage is not from Jan. 1, 2009, but from 2005, and, while the corpses are certainly Palestinian, they were killed when a truck loaded with Hamas explosives detonated prematurely while leaving the Jabaliya refugee camp in another of those unfortunate work-related accidents to which Gaza is sadly prone. Conceding that the Palestinians supposedly killed by Israel were, alas, killed by Hamas, France-2 says the footage was broadcast 'accidentally.'"

Fascinatingly enough, I discovered that the president elect is a smoker. Did you know that? What is interesting about this to me is not that he smokes, quite heavily apparently, but that I didn't know this until about a week ago. I have read and/or watched the news in which Obama was the focal point for the past 6 months. Apparently the new savior of America and humanity has an incredible staff to bend and blur reality to portray an image rather than facts. The modern-day media is the result of not seeking truth. It is a result of obeying agenda-driven individuals. Which is why the media, particularly print media, is intellectually bankrupt and speeding toward financial bankruptcy.



dies irae said...

Hmm...sounds like the matrix...

a.e. nee said...

A comment in response to your blurb about the false palestinian death images. whether the actual pistures shown were timely or not, they certainly do represent an image of the fact that the palestinian death rate is approaching (or has perhaps by now exceeded) a thousand--primaliy civilian-compared to an israeli count that remains within the double-digits, all military.

Anonymous said...

In "The History of the United States" by Paul Johnson the illustration he gives of the media back in the 60's unfortunately sounds the same as you have included in this blog.

Tough to seperate the wheat from the chaff, but worth the effort and obligatory to truth seekers.

samwise gamgee said...

Some more food for thought in response to the previous comment. This directly from Mark Steyn. Calm, collected, bearded.

Christopher J said...

Great link.

Just imagine the field day if W were a smoker. He'd have been impeached for it.

Anonymous said...

This, from an interview with newsman-turned-media-critic, Bernie Goldberg, commenting on the media's love affair with Obama:

'I mean, Chris Matthews saying he had “a thrill running up his leg” when he heard Barack Obama speak. And Matthews said, "You’re not an American if you don’t cry when you hear Obama speak."

'...This is a story on Christmas morning, Page 1, Washington Post, about Barack Obama’s exercise regimen. I’m going to read you the line and I don’t blame you if you think I am making it up. I swear to God I’m not: “The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”

Conversely, reports about W's daily fitness regime were factual, with little or no comment one way or another.