Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Journalists conspired to spike news stories, promote Obama campaign
The Daily Caller exposes media bias during the 2008 election

WASHINGTON, DC—The Daily Caller reports it has obtained documents that show a concerted plot by liberally minded journalists to spike negative news stories about then candidate Barack Obama. Among many negative stories, an effort was made in unison to blackout the Reverend Jeremiah Wright story. 

The Daily Caller states in their piece on the journalistic conspiracy:

“Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.”

The conspiracy to blackout negative stories about the former Illinois senator was in part prompted by an interview conducted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos when he asked Obama about the far-left, black liberation theologist who headed Obama’s church:

“Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Besides the FOX News network and talk radio, news consumers were not apprised of the Jeremiah Wright story and his anti-American, racist tirades he flung in Obama’s church for twenty years. Instead, liberal columnists were recommending to their colleagues to turn the tables on any Obama critics. The Washington Independent’s Spencer Ackerman wrote:

“[Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics]; Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Like environmental alarmist scientists manipulating data in the Climategate scandal, we are learning the newsrooms and bureaus are and have been activity engaged in manipulating the news, not reporting it.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What the media isn’t telling us about Afghanistan
Reports about the war faltering are out there, but the democrat defection is not

WASHINGTON, DC—Writing in The Washington Examiner, Michael Barone, exposes democrat support for the “good war” to be eroding irretrievably. The basis of this phenomenon seems to come from a polling question found in an ongoing ABC/Washington Post poll that places a distinction on “good war” from “bad war”.

Remember Bush lied, people died? Iraq was a bad war, a distraction from the get-go in 2003, while Afghanistan was the good war—the war that needed to be waged and won.

In July 2009, 41 percent of democrat voters gave the good war vote to Afghanistan and only 12 percent gave the good war vote to Iraq. This July, a four point drop to 36 percent of democrats giving a good war vote to Afghanistan, while seventeen points appeared in the Iraq good war column, moving its approval up to 29 percent among democrats.

Why the change of heart? Probably because there is demonstrable success in Iraq, while Afghanistan languishes and because a democrat is in the White House—no Bush, no bashing. But it still contradicts what dems were saying in 2003 through 2008. That’s no problem because the media isn’t covering it.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The recess appointment of an unabashed redistributionist
A fervent supporter of socialized health care is chosen to run Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, DC—Dr. Donald Berwick has been the recipient of a recess appointment by President Obama to be the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2008, Mr. Berwick spoke in London; here are a portion of his remarks…..
“Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must—must— redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.”

Or try this little gem on for size…

"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open."

Karl Rove pointed out on FOX News that Mr. Berwick’s recess appointment did not meet two of the 3 traditional tests of a recess appointment: the nominee is too controversial, the nominee is being held-up by senate member, and or there exists an emergency and the post cannot remain vacant. Dr. Berwick’s appointment is just another in a long line of demonstrative actions that Obama is a committed socialist that is using the power of his office to transform America from a free market representative republic to a European socialized democracy.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Daily Kos charges pollster fraud
An abject lesson in the realities of polling data

DAILY KOS, INTERNET—Liberal blogger and political commentator Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga is publicly calling out Research 2000, a polling firm that he contracted, claiming he was the victim of polling fraud. Moulitsas states that he will file a lawsuit against R2K—this will be a difficult legal standard to meet and given that R2K claims its now having to work out of a Kinko’s location, Moulitsas is unlikely to see any money.

Furthermore, John Cook of Yahoo News reports, "Del Ali, [R2K’s] president, has been sued numerous times in his home state of Maryland for nonpayment of debt and has been hit with several tax liens, according to court records."

Now on to the abject lesson—in layman’s terms, this is how a poll is generally conducted: the poll questions are engineered to be non-biased, and respondents are supposed to be equally weighted. In other words, equal or close to equal number of party affiliation and/or self-described political philosophy. For the most accurate results, respondents in electoral race polls should be LV’s or Likely Voters, meaning they have a party affiliation and vote in nearly every election. With more general polling such as direction of the country, A’s or RV’s are sampled (Adults and Registered Voters). General polls are also conducted over a large geographic area to ensure a solid cross-section.

If you wanted a poll to show a predetermined result, you simply skew the weighting (more republicans or more democrats) or confine it to an area that has a proven voting block for one particular philosophy and party. That’s what happened in the 2004 Bush/Kerry election with exit polls. They were conducted in heavy democrat districts and the results showed Kerry winning—but he didn’t and that’s the abject lesson in polling.

--Killswitch Politick