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Friday, October 27, 2006
Suspension of Habeas Corpus, An Olbermann First?
Olbermann's retelling of history is a bit sketchy...
The following article debunks KO's artful description of his own revision of history.
By Jeffrey Lord
"Olbermann charges George W. Bush has done something no one has managed to do before -- "killed the writ of habeas corpus." To illustrate the death of this ancient principle -- which he goes on to say "kills our Bill of Rights" Olbermann then goes back through a highly selective version of American history while making a very curious omission. An omission that makes one wonder just what really goes on in this guy's head.
One of the reasons black Americans are not slaves today, or even slaves living in another country called the Confederate States of America, is that President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus..."
"...To realize that simply because he is a black man Barack Obama would be in shackles rather than the U.S. Senate today if Lincoln had listened to the Keith Olbermanns of the era is something Olbermann either doesn't understand -- or understands exactly and hopes the rest of us will ignore. Protect habeas corpus at the price of accepting the slavery of African-Americans? Please.
Whether all of this amounts to lies of omission or commission to his viewers Olbermann is clearly guilty of, as he likes to say, "lies, Sir!..." (Read the complete article)
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Sniper Network News
Continuation of a discussion about CNN's snuff film begun here...
The Cable Game
"There is a public relations benefit for the insurgents"...
CNN Terrorist Outreach
SNIPER NETWORK NEWS
Much has been written about CNN's decision last week to run portions of a video provided to the news network via a group identified by CNN as "the Islamic Army of Iraq."
This video, shot by the insurgent groups as propaganda for the Muslim world as well as a recruiting tool for a number of Islamo-fascist websites, showed terrorist snipers attacking American soldiers in Iraq.
According to CNN, the video was provided after a producer for CNN sent the group an email asking about its activities.
"I think the American public would be interested in exactly what the email contained, at least from the CNN side of things," says a producer for a rival news network, who was made aware of the video's existence before it aired. "My understanding is that email sent by CNN could not be construed any other way than as supportive of the Islamic militants' position in Iraq. There are people inside CNN who are disgusted by their colleagues' activities in Iraq and here in the United States in covering the war."
Attempts to get a copy of the email were unsuccessful. But one CNN source familiar with the techniques employed by network producers to get the Islamic extremist perspective says that it's common for producers to use Iraqi or Muslim contract employees to get information and access to the terrorists, and they do so by claiming sympathy or support for what the terrorists are doing.
"Anti-Americanism pays off for us over there, no doubt about it," says the CNN employee. "Questions were raised about this video and the way we got it. Once it was confirmed that it was real, the next question was how did we get it. And the answer was, we promised to give the terrorists a fair shake. I know that we are saying there was soul-searching here about running the tape. But I didn't see much of that. There were somber people here, but there was also a segment of people on staff, once the tape had run and created a firestorm, that celebrated. They thought they were so courageous."
A former CNN news employee says that at that network there is a decidedly anti-war approach to what they do. "It might not be so clear from some of our anchors, but there are people here who direct the news operation who are very comfortable giving aide and comfort to the enemy. They wouldn't call it that, but I would."
How can the CNN apologists defend this?
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Jim Edgar - Judy Topinka TV Ad
CapitolFax has this post to rate the new commercial.
Edgar - Topinka TV ad
The 1,500 Dollar Question For Blagojevich
The $1,500 question seems simple enough. The Guv can't say that he's not used to the fast paced diction of Chicago media folks. Fact is, he understood the question, but simply had no clue about how to answer it honestly AND stay out of jail.
Monday, October 23, 2006
CNN is outlet for AlQueda snuff film
Day by Day Cartoon
CNN joins NYT as one of the leading domestic traitor organizations.
Was the story/propaganda snuff film just handed to them, or did they sanction and contract for the footage? Either way, they seem to be Anti-American traitors. Airing the enemy's propaganda is giving aid and comfort. Commissioning the video is simply criminal.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Democrats: Dishonest on Iraq, Distorting History
Democrats: Dishonest on Iraq
Democrats and Liberals are irresponsibly trying to rewrite the history of how the Iraq war began. Don't fall for it. Be glad we have a leader that supports our troops and their mission, not one that would conveniently suggest cutting and running. Libs are selling out to better their poll ratings or to pacify the left wing bloggers. Hatred of GWB is the glue that holds the Democrat Party together.
Or maybe they have a zombie problem.
Democrats: The Cut And Run Party
Thursday, October 19, 2006
These Are The Stakes
The Party of No
Blago refuses to return dirty money to Arab group
Blagojevich: Campaign contributions stay (Free Chicago Tribune subscription required)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Wednesday that he would not return campaign contributions raised by an Arab-American organization (the Arab American Democratic Club) even though an internal investigation determined the state employee who heads the group organized a Blagojevich fundraiser on state time.
Illinois governor keeps illicit contributions
The Culture of Corruption is alive and well in the Illinois Democrat Party, and in Blago's campaign and administration as well.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
A Safer, Stronger America
A Safer America
You can't trust the Democrat Party with our security.
Labels: Republican Party
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tony Rezko indicted. Is Blago public official A?
Blagojevich's boss, Tony Rezko, is indicted in kickback scheme
Click here to see the indictment.
Blagojevich has acknowledged that the FBI interviewed him last year in connection with a corruption probe of administration associates.
Weeks after that interview, Blagojevich amended his previous year's gift-disclosure form to add names that hadn't previously been on it.
Those added names included Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a Blagojevich fundraiser whose real estate transactions with Blagojevich's wife, Patti Blagojevich, netted her more than $30,000 in profits in 2004, according to the family's tax return; Betty Bukraba, a Blagojevich family baby sitter whom Blagojevich appointed in 2003 to a $21,507 position on the state's Civil Service Commission; and Beverly and Michael Ascaridis.
Michael Ascaridis is an old Blagojevich friend and campaign treasurer, and Beverly Ascaridis is a state parks administrator whom Blagojevich appointed in 2003.
Blagojevich fundraiser indicted (free Chicago Tribune subscription required)
A federal grand jury has indicted Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a top fundraiser for Gov. Rod Blagojevich, on charges that he demanded millions of dollars in kickbacks from investment firms seeking business from the state teachers' pension system, according to an indictment unsealed today.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Olberman's Howard Beale moment
Iowahawk has found the first draft of the Olberman meltdown show. :)
A Clockwork Strawberry
[ed. - Found under a pile of discarded MSNBC Nielsen Ratings: first draft of fringe cable TV superstar Keith Olberman's Howard Beale moment]
By Keith Olbermann
Editor and Chief, MSNBC "Meltdown with Keith Olbermann"