Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Repeat until true
The media proves yet again it doesn’t let facts get in the way

Dallas, TX—After attending a Tea Party rally, New York Times Charles Blow writes about the racism he encountered; he even described the rally as a “minstrel show”. But in an interview with Laura Ingraham, the Old Gray Lady’s columnist couldn’t point out one single instance of overt racism.

Mr. Blow’s unsupportable charges seem to be a trend not only in the pages of the New York Times (which published Jayson Blair’s fiction pieces) but in the media at large. Dan Rather, a perpetrator of Memogate, where the veteran “journalist” used forged documents as a campaign hit piece to derail the reelection of George Bush in 2004.

The Tea Party movement has been called “Astroturf” a political term meaning the protestors aren’t really grassroots, but are paid performers. They’ve also been spun as birther kooks, but the latest label the media likes to use is racist.

This most recent marginalizer probably began around the time when Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) claimed he had been the victim of hurled racial epithets but soon backtracked as the so-called event wasn’t caught on video or audio, nor heard by anyone in the crowd. Still, that hasn’t stopped the media from reporting it happened and as Mr. Blow has demonstrated, it won’t stop them from repeating the charge until it rings true.

-- Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Al Gore’s blaspheme
Al Gore won’t answer questions about global warming or acknowledge God’s promise

Durham, NC—During a recent visit to Duke University, former Vice President Al Gore was the “victim” of ambush journalism in which O’Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters attempted to ask the global warming guru a few questions

“Watters: What's your reaction to the fact that the Arctic ice is actually increasing?
Gore: I'm not doing an interview right now.
Watters: One last question for you. Are you embarrassed at all...
Gore: I'm not doing an interview.
Watters: Are you embarrassed at all by Climategate, sir?
Gore: I'm not doing an interview right now. I'm having lunch.
Watters: Do you stand to make any money from cap-and-trade?”

Mr. Gore, despite his predisposition for making money by giving end-of-the world speeches, does not take questions or criticism well. In October 2009, environmental journalist Phelim McAleer brought some scientific facts that contradicted anthropogenic warming to Mr. Gore’s attention, including the ruling by the British High Court that cited significant errors in the indoctrination documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Gore’s response was to offer more misinformation and moved on.

Watters’ question about Climategate didn’t bring an answer, but a brush off. We can understand why the Vice President doesn’t want to address the scandalous emails that were published out of the University of East Anglia in the UK, because they clearly prove scientists the IPCC rely on to be manipulating data, dodging FOIA requests, stonewalling peer-review processes, and blackballing skeptic scientists from publication in journals.

We are also deeply disappointed that a former divinity school student would have the impudence to suggest that earth will again be destroyed by flood—it seems Mr. Gore wasn’t in divinity school long enough to read Genesis 9:11, “And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” 

-- Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All the news that isn’t fit to report
Fabricating the news when reporting just won’t do

The network news and most in the mainstream media have a new angle on the Tea Party movement—they’re all right wing black helicopter kooks. Racial epithets are routinely hurled, congressmen are spat on by Tea Partiers, and egregious calls to pull down the president’s pants and spank him in front of Mount Rushmore.

Obviously, the latter has not (yet) happened, but the other two allegations are just as preposterous. In a world where practically every American carries a camera/video phone and dozens of news cameras trained on the most extreme Tea Partiers, and scores of law enforcement officers on hand, one would logically conclude someone, anyone would have heard or captured these incitements; yet not one single shred of proof.

Not one shred of proof in the now many months of the swelling ranks of the Tea Party movement. Its not as though the Tea Party just sprang onto the national scene a week or two ago, it has been organizing, growing, and demonstrating for as many months as it took health care reform to get through Congress—by our calendar, that equals at least eleven months.   

And in eleven months, not one single supposed instant of vitriol has been captured, we know this to be true, because it is quite conspicuous by its absence—had there been such an incident caught by camera, microphone, or witness, the evening network news would make it their lead item and it would garner front-page, above the fold positioning.

The most disturbing consideration about this supposed news is its outright fabrication. CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and all of mainstream media have been losing audience for years; perhaps actually reporting news instead of making it up would solve that problem.

-- Killswitch Politick

Monday, April 5, 2010

Media blackout
Scant coverage of Florida’s special election

Unless you’re living in Florida’s 19th district, chances are you haven’t heard much (if anything) about the special election being held to fill former congressman Robert Wexler’s seat on April 13th—Mr. Wexler was one of many democrat politicians that exited the congress ahead of the coming November midterms.

The special election between Republican Edward Lynch and Democrat Ted Deutch will be the first to be held after the passage of the unpopular health care reform bill and against the backdrop of the lowest congressional and presidential approval numbers on record.

Various pundits and analysts see the race as a referendum on Obamacare, which was the catalyst for the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey and the Massachusetts senate race—all of which were won by the republican candidates.

But the special election hasn’t got much media attention, unlike the three early races. One doesn’t have to wonder why a media that carries so much water for a widely unpopular administration pushing disliked policy items. But the media blackout won’t past the election—that is, if the liberal candidate wins.

-- Killswitch Politick