Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tuesday, and there's laundry to do, but first:

Michael Moore is a lying hypocrite, but we already knew that. One of the things I hated about Swimmer Kennedy was the hypocrisy of thundering about how "The rich aren't paying their fair share!" while he- very rich- hid and sheltered as much of his income and estate as possible from taxes; Moore is the same, a man who's become rich whining that the system that allowed him to become rich is evil, telling kids they can't succeed, pushing unions while telling his employees that if they join one he'll fire them; now a man worth millions says capitalism is 'evil'. Miserable bastard, isn't he?

In Britain, three convicted of plans to blow up airliners in flight.

The 'post-racial presidency' keeps pulling up racial bullcrap; in this case we have first the words of Rev. Wright
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So what do you think about the health care bill?

REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT, PRES. OBAMA'S FORMER PASTOR: I think the racists in the right wing are upset because poor people are about to be helped
and the 'defense' from Amanda Carpenter
I think, though, that Jeremiah Wright is absolutely correct, you know, that issues of poverty, issues of race have to be injected into a conversation about health care reform.
Ah. It's 'absolutely correct' to throw racist bullshit into the 'health care reform' argument. Why?

That Van Jones being a Truther and running from it seems to be one of the upsetting things for some of the left:
Now he's been thrown under the bus by the White House for signing his name to a petition expressing something that 35% of all Democrats believed as of 2007 -- that George Bush knew in advance about the attacks of 9/11.
Well, to people who don't have their head so far up their ass they're suffering from hypoxia, it IS idiocy; that you think it's a legitimate belief...

President Obama continues working to pay off unions, and screw everyone else:
Honestly, just how incompetent is Barack Obama?
The radical in the White House just placed a high-level SEIU negotiator in charge of creating manufacturing jobs...
When was the last time you heard of a union official creating a manufacturing plant?
The name Ron Bloom is one that we need to start paying attention to. He has a long history of being the negotiating face of unions in a suit. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has worked for the unions beginning with SEIU for decades. The most recent union he represented was the United Steel Workers (USW) before becoming a part of the automotive team that Obama put together. You know the one that had the head Steven Rattner having to resign over some questions about his personal finances mixed in with a little fraudulent money gifts.Rattner was replaced by Ron Bloom, and voila the United Auto Workers (UAW), got a sweetheart deal backed up by the power of the federal government to try and stave off bankruptcy.
This isn't a matter of incompetent; it's a matter of paying depts to the unions and- as I said- screw everyone else.

A good way to put "Why does the major media simply ignore some stories?"
Wright. Jones. Freeman. Edwards. For simplicity's sake, I've focused on the Times' coverage, but other top news outlets also ignored or underreported some of those stories. Why?

Certainly there's bias involved. Given what we know from the formal and informal polling of journalists at mainstream organizations, most of the people involved in political reporting are liberals, and likely Democrats. They want the Obama administration to succeed.

But the question may not be so much who they are, as who they hate, or at least who they intensely dislike.

The first words of the Times' story on Jones' resignation were, "In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration's conservative critics. ..." One news anchor suggested Jones was "the Republican right's first scalp." Other coverage called the Jones affair a victory for Glenn Beck, Fox News, right-wing blogs, and even Sarah Palin, who played no role in the matter.

If you throw in Rush Limbaugh, you have all the bogey-people of the conservative world. To some on the left, including some journalists, denying them a victory was a top priority, no matter what Van Jones had said and done.

There was a day, not too long ago, when the Times and other influential news organizations could kill a story -- could deny the bad guys a win -- simply by ignoring it. Sometimes they still try. But it just won't work anymore

Laundry's waiting, see you later.

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