Jan 092014
 

As I see the news this morning about Christie saying he didn’t know about the retaliation and subsequent road issues it makes me wonder whether this is any different from Obama claiming he didn’t know anything about Benghazi; the IRS; the ACA insurance loss; the failure to launch ObamaCare web site and other “mistakes”.

The press gives Obama a pass on his claims to not know anything about all the scandals and yet they jump all over Christie on the road/bridge issue. Understand that I am not condoning Christie’s actions and statements in any way. Indeed, Obama and Christie are, to me, cut from the same cloth (except a little more in Christie’s clothing). But why doesn’t the press treat Obama the same way? Answer: Because they love Obama and hate anything that is anywhere further right.

Christie is not…no way…a conservative. He’s a moderate to liberal Democrat calling himself a Republican. Be that as it may, the press shows it’s bias clearly by attempting to perform a political assassination on Christie as they seek to protect Obama and Hillary.

In the end one simple needs to ask whether the large number of scandals from Obama is bigger, more import and more critical than one item from Christie and then act accordingly.

Jan 072014
 

Here’s a partial list of journalistic efforts by NBC to tell a story to create an outcome that fits their agenda (copied from A Breitbart article):

1. In August of 2009, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn’t look like a black man attended a Tea Party carrying a firearm. Brewer then blasted the Tea Party as racist.

2. In May of 2011, on the air, MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz referred to conservative talk radio star Laura Ingraham as a “right wing slut.”

3.  In August of 2011, MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz maliciously edited video to make it look as though then-presidential candidate Rick Perry had described Barack Obama as a “big black cloud.”

4. In April of 2012, NBC News maliciously edited a 911 call to make it sound as though George Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon Martin.

5. In June of 2012, on her MSNBC show, longtime NBC star Andrea Mitchell attempted to manufacture a Romney gaffe with a fraudulent edit.

6. In January of 2013, MSNBC fraudulently edited video to make it look as though one of the Sandy Hook parents was heckled by gun rights activists.

7. In August of 2013, MSNBC hired rageaholic Alec Baldwin to anchor a weekly show just weeks after the actor took to Twitter to threaten a gay journalist using a series of homophobic tweets. Weeks after being hired, Baldwin was fired after another predictable incident involving the actor hurling anti-gay slurs.

8. In November of 2013, during what appeared to be a scripted segment, MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir took to the air to suggest someone teach Governor Sarah Palin a lesson by defecating in her mouth.

Through its Twitter account, MSNBC promoted this segment:  ”WATCH: Martin Bashir gives Sarah Palin a remedial course on the physical scars and humiliation of slavery.”

Bashir eventually apologized and left the network.

9. In December of 2013, MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry and guests held Mitt Romney’s adopted black infant grandson up to the entire world for ridicule.

10. In January of 2014,  MSNBC’s “Queen” Rachel Maddow went to extraordinary lengths to lie about the Koch brothers backing mandatory drug tests for Florida welfare recipients

Jan 012014
 

Growing up we are told to tell the truth. Some of us have told a lie or white lie and then had to tell another to cover the first and then a third to cover the 2nd and so on until we get caught in our web of lies. Some of us have tried to explain that we really didn’t lie but that someone misunderstood or misinterpreted what we said or did. Sometimes we are successful and more often than not success is dictated based on what the listener really wants to believe. If they really want us to be guiltless then they will find ways to interpret our responses or massage their views to judge us innocent.

Real life and the world of politics is the same. Politicians say what’s expedient a the time to achieve their objective only later to use the same childhood tricks to misdirect or feign ignorance.

As a person and a people we need to listen and judge and then act. A lie is a lie no matter how you attempt to twist the facts. Truth is universal unless the agenda of the listener is superimposed.