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Our Incorrigible Media
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2013 7:59:21 AM

For the last several weeks, as you are no doubt aware, the Washington Free Beacon and other news outlets—most of them conservative—have been investigating secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s positions, finances, associations, career history, and utterances. Which seems to us to be precisely what you would expect an intrepid and creative and entrepreneurial press to do when the president of the United States nominates a controversial former senator to one of the most important cabinet posts in the land. Apparently, though, and without our knowing it, you and I have passed through an inter-dimensional portal and have entered


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VeteranAmerican, 2/15/2013 8:13:36 AM     (No. 9177656)

We had a saying in Vietnam, "Payback is a Mother". Sometimes it doesn´t happen as fast as you want it too but it always happens. It´s Chuckie´s time and Kefrry will get his too soon.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/15/2013 8:23:54 AM     (No. 9177672)

Incorrigible yes, and incontinent too as they relieve themselves on our country.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Quigley, 2/15/2013 8:33:33 AM     (No. 9177682)

The mainstream media is wanting government money. Lots of it.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/15/2013 8:45:19 AM     (No. 9177702)

Good article. Glad they stood-up to them and held their ground.

Looks like someone finally told the ADC the law and the need to comply.

The liberal/progressive party is trying hard to convince people they are the majority opinion in this country when they aren´t.
However, they are working hard to destroy anyone who has a contrary opinion, and use the term racist or bigot.

It´s a verbal form of tyranny if you think about it.

Reply 5 - Posted by: LZK, 2/15/2013 8:48:03 AM     (No. 9177714)

I remember so well when growing up in the 50"s the Soviet Union´s newspaper -- Pravda -- and how the U.S. A. made fun of their being OWNED by the government and the "stories" they would cover...

Funny -- how the MSM has come full circle and now that they are OWNED by the government -- how their stories are laughable....


Reply 6 - Posted by: RU4us, 2/15/2013 8:55:13 AM     (No. 9177730)

Since Watergate, the Journalism profession has drawn want-a-be revolutionaries who are wary about violence. (Those who couldn´t write but did possess that rare talent of being able to beg other people for money, became politicians.)
Their mission is always to bring down "the man". However, they perceive and revere Barrack Obama to still be a dissenter and not the Head of State. He has convinced them that he somehow levitates above, and in judgement of, the government.
To their shame, they allow the rest of the administration to carry on with their high crimes and misdemeanors. While many journalists have fought and died to keep the press free and honest, this current crop is happily providing cover for tyrants.

Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/15/2013 8:56:53 AM     (No. 9177735)

While I suppose the investigative reporting of the Free Bacon may be a good thing, I wasn´t able to tell from the article. It is impressively poorly written.

Did they ever manage to get a copy of the speech? I read halfway through the article, but didn´t find out.

I´m not a great fan of the left-wing media disguising an editorial as hard news. I don´t much care for it from the right-wing media, either.




Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/15/2013 9:00:42 AM     (No. 9177747)

The corruption of the US media was a gradual affair. McCarthy hearings, VietNam, Fake but Accurate being mile posts along the way. But if a single event is to be isolated as a watershed, it is Walter Kronkite, putting on a helmet and climbing on to the balcony of the Belvedere Hotel in Saigon after the Tet offensive and declaring that the war is lost. Something (we now realize)he knew to be patently false.

Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/15/2013 9:18:04 AM     (No. 9177780)

O.K. So America has become an echo chamber. We all are preaching to our choirs. It isn´t about to change. Unless... What?

Reply 10 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 2/15/2013 9:30:00 AM     (No. 9177803)

Arabs with chutzpah. Go figure!

Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/15/2013 9:41:52 AM     (No. 9177842)

I am grateful for investigative reporting and admire the patience of the reporters. Like #8, I did wonder what the outcome was. Apparently the organization reviewed the tape and said that there was nothing of substance there. They have since been told they must comply and will grudgingly send the tape. Sometime in the next week, we´ll indeed learn what was there.

Reply 12 - Posted by: RU4us, 2/15/2013 9:48:19 AM     (No. 9177855)

For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.





Reply 13 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 2/15/2013 9:51:16 AM     (No. 9177861)

Makes my blood boil... how are we to survive as a Nation when most of our "free press" will not do it´s job?

Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 2/15/2013 9:58:36 AM     (No. 9177875)

During Viet Nam war Dan Rather filed a totally false report.

One thing to push an agenda and spin, but this man was an outright liar from day one.

To say nothing of ole walter crankeit.

Reply 15 - Posted by: zek, 2/15/2013 10:07:13 AM     (No. 9177890)

I have believed for a long time that the only way back for the right is to concentrate all effort on taking down the corrupt media. That means every conservative organization, news outlets, Tea Party, everyone. Push the issue of the corrupt leftwing media. If we don´t do this we are all done. They are getting more brazen each day. There has to be a way to stop this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/15/2013 10:18:45 AM     (No. 9177916)

During the Civil War. General Sherman hated reporters and called them murderers.

Reply 17 - Posted by: TennDon, 2/15/2013 10:19:28 AM     (No. 9177917)

FTA: " The usual suspects, of course, will have missed the real lesson: reporting works. The media might want to try it some time."

Oh, they Know the lesson well. But only when it is a Republican -- never when it´s a demonrat!




Reply 18 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/15/2013 10:20:18 AM     (No. 9177919)

Interesting article, but I find one of Continetti´s assertions a little baffling:
I.e., he says that the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee´s IRS Form 990 isn´t available online.

I happen to do some charity watchdog work, so am familiar with looking up Form 990s online, using a website called the Foundation Center.

This is URL goes to the page that lists 990s for both the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and that organizations´s "research" arm:

The most recent Form 990s for these two "American-Arab Anti-Discrimination" groups -that were available on the Foundation Center´s website- were their filings for the year 2010.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Okie 52, 2/15/2013 10:23:16 AM     (No. 9177929)

This is what happens when real journalists meet the stenographers and scrivners that comprise the Washington puppy dogs that protect the liberal power structure. Denigration, cries of "racism", attributions of "mean-spirited" action. There are house organs these left-wingers go to and Politico and Buzzfeed are the front lines, followed by the WaPo then NYT (if they haven´t snuffed out the true journalists by then). Don´t worry-Andrew Breitbart lives!

Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/15/2013 11:05:19 AM     (No. 9178015)

Don´t miss the point ...

While Republican Party leaders and Behind The Scenes Movers/Shakers diddled Wall Street, the gold course, flew around the world making deals and ignoring us ... they ALLOWED the Left to swarm over the battlefield uncontested.

That´s the lesson here. Poor Matthew is barking into a typhoon.

The Left has every media outlet, all the Politicians and every hate group on their side because the Left knows how to siphon $$$ off us and redistribute the money.

IT matters little if Menendez, Rice and Hagel get sacked. The Left has Replacement Clones already lined up, ten deep. Knock down as many as you want, they´ll keep coming.

BECAUSE the Republican Hierarchy failed us.

Reply 21 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/15/2013 11:17:24 AM     (No. 9178044)

YESTERDAY Larry Elder, on his California talk show, said that Hagel believes exactly what Obama believes and no one has made the comparison. Since Obama was elected by the people, why is it hard to understand why Obama chose someone who thinks exactly like him?

Reply 22 - Posted by: archtheduke, 2/15/2013 11:23:24 AM     (No. 9178052)

Poster #21 is Dead on.
They are doing this with our money.



Reply 23 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/15/2013 1:02:40 PM     (No. 9178255)

If some folks here find it too much trouble to read through to the end of the article (even if it isn´t particularly well written, in their opinion), why should we expect the ordinary low-information voter to show any effort to learn what is really going on in our government, beyond what is reported by the MSM?

Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/15/2013 1:05:44 PM     (No. 9178261)

Bingo #17

"I would rather be governed by Jefferson Davis than be abused by a set of newspaper scribblers who have the impudence of Satan. They come into camp, poke about among the lazy, pick up rumors and publish them as fact."..."I regard them as spies, which in truth, they are."

General William Tecumseh Sherman
West Point Class of 1840

Reply 25 - Posted by: dvc, 2/15/2013 1:18:29 PM     (No. 9178290)

Apparently the underlying cause of much of Hagel´s problems is that he is exceptionally stupid, even for a Democrat Senator. Add in his funding by anti-Israel forces and apparent anti-semitic world view and you have quite a piece of work.

Reply 26 - Posted by: RU4us, 2/15/2013 1:27:10 PM     (No. 9178306)

Not sure of the intent of the comparisons with Sherman and Lincoln´s administration with today´s government and the press. Is it that Obama and his generals are bullying the media so that the federal government can burn down the homes of citizens that demand their Constitutional (10th Amendment) rights?

Reply 27 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/15/2013 1:50:17 PM     (No. 9178350)

Now how would anyone in the liberal media have time for serious journalism? They are way too busy with the important stuff like investigating Sarah´s trash.

Reply 28 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 2/15/2013 2:25:24 PM     (No. 9178403)

Hay! It´s not only the the government that owns the MSM,its democrats and the unions,just listen to their coverage BS.

Reply 29 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/15/2013 2:42:39 PM     (No. 9178438)

Ass-press = Liars
Network News = Liars
Local news = Liars
Daily newspapers = Liars
Cable News = Liars
Academia = Liars
Liberals = Liars
Progressives = Liars
Lefties = Liars
Obama/Biden = Liars
Clinton/Rice = Liars
Holder = Liar
Geithner = Liar
Napolitano = Liar
Jarrett = Liar
Van Jones =Liar
Bubba the BJ = Liar
Kerry = Liar
Hagel = Liar

With all these liars, you´d think the frickin´ so-called conservative Republican party would be as angry as this old Caucasian Veteran clinging to his guns and religion and love for tradition, the Constitution, Freedom, and Old Glory, wouldnt you? Huh?

Dont trust ANYONE who isnt ANGRY!!!

Reply 30 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/15/2013 2:50:59 PM     (No. 9178463)

Hey #30, good post! Dont forget Yahoo, Google, the HuffPo,and all the other INTERNET LIARS who permeate the phony computer "news" on a daily basis, rotting the minds of the idiot low-info numbskulls, the damn liars!

Reply 31 - Posted by: hot coffee, 2/15/2013 4:47:07 PM     (No. 9178696)

Why the fuss about the 990s--hasn´t anyone heard of Guidestar? I just looked the ADC´s most recent 990 online.

(Hat tip to #19)

Reply 32 - Posted by: strike3, 2/15/2013 4:59:22 PM     (No. 9178723)

The brazen, combative attitudes of all of these left-wing hyphenated American groups can all trace their origin to the America-hating boob in the White House. The treatment shown these reporters is exactly how the One treats real Americans. They are financed by the American taxpayer, they owe us nothing and they take every opportunity to insult, belittle, flaunt the law and refuse us common courtesy. As #1 says, the payback for all of this assault of the American way will be terrible once we have reached the limit. In Vietnam, it was called the 100 year revenge. The Mafia calls it "a dish served cold." Either way, the tide will turn and there will be a lot of unhappy people within these borders when America finally strikes back.

Reply 33 - Posted by: uno, 2/15/2013 5:19:06 PM     (No. 9178750)

And #33 - the only reason the ADC comes out and says this kind of stuff is because this White House supports and enables them. Expect further expansion of this crap with an Obamboozler emboldened by re-election!

Reply 34 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/15/2013 5:40:48 PM     (No. 9178780)

Call NewsCorp ...Bob Beckel must be taken OFF the air....today saying "

White Americans are all about Apartheid..... and and want to take guns from blacks and kill them ...just like elsewhere....just like the Founders killed all the Indians...."

Call Fox demand Beckel be fired...ENOUGH...fomenting race wars.....

212 852-7000

Reply 35 - Posted by: kittiestwo, 2/15/2013 6:40:48 PM     (No. 9178845)

Wow..........just called FOX news to comment regarding Bob Beckel and started to mention to also please get rid of Juan Williams and they hung up on me...imagine that!?

Reply 36 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/15/2013 7:16:40 PM     (No. 9178875)

Lucianne seriously needs a "like" button. How bout it Staff?

Reply 37 - Posted by: grounded, 2/15/2013 7:49:06 PM     (No. 9178917)

Hagel may or may not be exceptionally stupid, but the fact is that he was a GOP senator.

As for the press, all you have to remember is that Journo School is about one cut above the College of Education on most college campuses. And Ed school is where the students that can´t hack it in arts & sciences wind up. In other words primo raw material for a cadre of useful idiots, in both instances.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/15/2013 8:01:51 PM     (No. 9178931)

In re #6, I too remember the former Soviet Union news media outlet Pravda. And how the USA used to chide Pravda as such a fake and a fraud. Perhaps it is time we rename the msm to a Soviet Union-esque name.

Reply 39 - Posted by: WIBadger, 2/16/2013 12:07:28 AM     (No. 9179179)

I dislike journalists.

A lot.

Is that wrong ?

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Why can´t we talk about IQ?
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Politico, by Jason Richwine    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 7:10:57 AM     Post Reply
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

CNN Airs “The Truth About Benghazi” –
But Fills The Story With Lies and
Deception – We Explain Why

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2013 7:33:16 AM     Post Reply
You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes

Winfrey, Bradlee, Clinton
to Receive Medal of Freedom

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Wall Street Journal, by Jared A. Favole    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/8/2013 5:38:13 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

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