Archive for Media Bias

A great video about Liberal hypocrisy

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by thedoyle

The youtube channel is PaulWilliamsWorld, but not sure if he made it or is just showing it, either its a great video. Watch it and email it friends.

So much for Civility

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2009 by thedoyle

Nothing like a little Liberal hypocrisy to start the day. Nancy Pelosi took to the microphones and complained about the rhetoric being used, I already pointed out her hypocrisy on this before but this new chapter is too good to pass up.

The other day I posted about the congressman, Alan Grayson from FL, who went went on a vitriolic attack and the complete lack of outrage from Liberals. Just as reminder the RNC put out a video showing everyone the truth behind the Left’s calls for civility.

Now Pelosi went to bat for her Democratic colleague, at a press conference not only did she dismiss the need for an apology, she also outright lied AND almost slipped and made the point that Joe Wilson should not have had to apologize.

It is important to note that Wilson DID apologize to the President directly, so Pelosi’s claim that everyone should have to apologize is a lie. It is also important to note that Republicans have given numerous plans to reform healthcare, so her claim they have no plan is lie number 2, although she got that lie from Obama himself. And then there is her slip of “there’s no more reason for Mr.Grayson to apologize than for…uh”…. uh what? Then for Mr. Wilson to apologize? Well if that’s the case will they take back their “distraction” of a rebuke? Somehow I doubt it.

Pelosi is a true waste of flesh much like the Left in general. I’ve said before I think the calls for civility are jokes but no matter what, Liberals are the biggest jokes of all.

Warning: Language

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by thedoyle

I got the title from an old Far Side cartoon, but looking around I wasn’t able to find a copy and also probably not a good idea if I infringe on the copyright. But today’s topic is about language.

Until we evolve into a higher order and are able to communicate telepathically we are stuck with verbal and written communication. I am constantly amazed at the sloppy language used everyday by people. Even going through law school I was amazed at the sloppy language used by my fellow students. I don’t mean the occasional typo, spoonerism, sarcastic or hyperbolic remark or slip of the tongue, Freudian or otherwise. I mean sloppy word choice, such as “no one believes that”, a phrase like that is easy to disprove and the speaker or writer should know better. It is often easy to spot when a speaker (I will use speaker for both verbal and written from here on…too lazy to write speaker or writer every time) just threw up a word rather than carefully thought it out vs. one who may have misspoke, usually in the latter case the speaker will correct themselves. In normal conversations between friends it may not be as important to the participants in the discussion, friends will often overlook such sloppiness because they will understand the meaning the speaker was actually trying to convey.

However, worse than sloppiness is when language is purposefully distorted and used to attack. Recently the Washington Post and the Associated Press attacked James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, the journalists who exposed ACORN as the corrupt organization it really is. The Post falsely attributed a quote to O’Keefe making it appear that O’Keefe had a racial motivation. Scott Johnson of Powerline noticed it right away and demanded a response. Johnson followed up by pointing out that another blogger, John Rosenberg, had noticed a pattern by the Post author and also that Joel Mowbray had looked into the “drive-by mugging” of O’Keefe.

The Post did print a “correction” that’s actually a non-correction and Mr. Johnson notices the odd wording of the “correction”. Johnson links to a great article which blasts the Post for continuing to slime while pretending to correct.

I bring all of this up because the Post’s original article and its subsequent “correction” are an indicator of how the Left uses language to its advantage to slant any discussion their way and slime anyone who disagrees with them. The Left of course has no problem with this at all, which is why they go into fits about Sarah Palin using the phrase “death panels” on Facebook to describe panels that would have the authority to choose who may get life saving treatment but they don’t make a peep over a National Paper falsely putting racist words in the mouths of an opponent.

Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker has had enough. His article is entitled “Stop Allowing the Left to Set the Rules” and it s a great piece about how this sort of thing happens all the time and how especially now with all of the racism charges being thrown around by the left it must be combated. He also notes the cries for “civility” by the very same people who ignored or encouraged such incivility towards George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

I have pointed out the hypocrisy of Liberals about this subject before. I could make every post every day on this blog about another example of it. Mr. Marcus is correct we need to be aware of the language used by the Left. It can’t be put down to pure sloppy thinking (although that is another problem the Left does have), most of the time it is well thought out to do the maximum amount of damage. By pointing out the Left’s tactics and hypocrisy and making sure our own language is direct we can defeat these nitwits.

That being said, I have no plans to stop being a sarcastic S.O.B.

Will Liberals complain about this?

Posted in Culture, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by thedoyle

Of course they wont, they’re hypocrites.

Oh, complain about what I hear you say. Well remember the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “death panel” in describing the end of life counseling and Obama’s desire to have a panel of experts decide what treatments were worth having. Liberals couldn’t believe someone would say such things, they weren’t remotely true, no such thing was in the bill, so since it wasn’t true and it wasn’t in the bill…they then removed it from the bill.

Oh hyperbole, you horrid thing. Liberals will disdain you and those who use you forever…until that is one of their own uses it.

Wow a video showing a Democrat in Congress using over the top language about death and healthcare and the liberal response so far?

Obama’s UN Speech: More forceful against Global Warming than dictators

Posted in Culture, Economy, Environment, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by thedoyle

In addition to Obama’s self-absorbed speech in which he lauded the collective, knelt before dictators and stood up against a democratic Israel, Obama also warmed up the crowd for the main purpose of the waste of energy and resources that is the Global Warming…er Climate Change Summit. I have mentioned before I love how they changed the name to fear from Global Warming to Global Climate Change. The part of Obama’s speech on Climate Change was as filled with lies and fantasy as the rest of his speech on foreign policy.

Obama starts off with “The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied.”
Au contraire, I can deny it. Climate Change is a natural part of the planet. We have gotten warmer before and we have gotten colder before all without the help of SUV’s and humanity and the planet has survived it. The left’s fervor for the religion of Global Warming has them equating people like me with Holocaust deniers, demanding deniers be put into re-education camps, and drafting criminal charges for deniers, hell Obama hired the guy who helped draft those charges. For the zealots of Global Warming any dissent is dismissed, any evidence that Man isn’t the cause must come from oil companies or anti-“fill in the blank” scientists who should be ignored.

Nevermind the fact that AGW prophets seem to be missing their own evidence. From the article:
So the weather data that go into the historical climate records that are required to verify models of global warming aren’t the original records at all. Jones and Wigley, however, weren’t specific about what was done to which station in order to produce their record, which, according to the IPCC, showed a warming of 0.6° +/– 0.2°C in the 20th century.

Now begins the fun. Warwick Hughes, an Australian scientist, wondered where that “+/–” came from, so he politely wrote Phil Jones in early 2005, asking for the original data. Jones’s response to a fellow scientist attempting to replicate his work was, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”

Reread that statement, for it is breathtaking in its anti-scientific thrust. In fact, the entire purpose of replication is to “try and find something wrong.” The ultimate objective of science is to do things so well that, indeed, nothing is wrong.

I really can’t stress reading that article enough, and it isn’t the only place that apparently those who claim “the debate is over” and it “cannot be denied” seem to want to keep info to themselves:
“If they had evidence of their Global Warming claims surely world leaders would show it to the world. Yet the UN still haven’t replied to the letter from ‘The gang of 13’ scientists in July 2008 asking for simple evidence of the UN claims on Global Warming – http://www.tech-know.eu/uploads/Letter_UN_Sec_Gen_Ban_Ki-moon.pdf.

So what is the data, I hear you ask. Obviously the IPCC has put out models before, so let’s look at if the data holds up from what they did put out. Seems that the predictions don’t hold up, but the AGW zealots will tell you the debate is over. If its over its only because the AGW zealots are pulling a Miracle Max impression, “I’m not listening”

Back to the Zealot-in-Chief’s UN speech:
“Land that human beings have lived on for millennia will disappear. Future generations will look back and wonder why we refused to act”
Um, if the planet will eat us alive and there’s drought, famine and loss of land…who are these future generations he’s talking about? I’ll leave that one alone for now.

This to me is the crux of what was wrong with what he said:
“While we must acknowledge the need for differentiated responses, any effort to curb carbon emissions must include the fast-growing carbon emitters who can do more to reduce their air pollution without inhibiting growth. And any effort that fails to help the poorest nations both adapt to the problems that climate change have already wrought and help them travel a path of clean development simply will not work.”
This has been a problem with the prophets of AGW, they believe in conversion by the sword and it is developing nations who are the ones to suffer under the Holy Gorean Church. Third World Countries often have plenty of resources they could use to improve their standard of living but they are blackmailed by Gaia’s soldiers into a worse existence all for mother earth, well actually its for allowing Gaia’s soldiers to pat themselves on the back while they do whatever they damn well please. Hypocrites.

Obama’s fantasy aside and even ignoring his Energy Secretary’s foolish and patronizing admonishment of US Citizens the fact is these nitwits truly believe the planet will kill us in a few years. The truly scary thing is they are creating laws that will not only affect business but effect every single person and all under the rubric of “for your own good.”

But will it really be good? Spain recently put out a report that its “Green Jobs” hurt its economy, that report was blasted by the Left, who once again did their Miracle Max impression. Obama tried to calm fears that environmental laws won’t affect jobs. Former President Bill Clinton appears to have broken orthodoxy and admitted the report from Spain is true. Of course like the Global Warming Data, they also won’t release the audio.

Besides changing words to make their hysteria more hysterical, Gaia’s true believers also make sure news stories fit their storyline no matter what the facts and they ignore any chance of an explanation other than evil Man and those evil SUVs made by evil business. Of course if that giant ball of light and heat 93 million miles away is in fact beginning to cool and if it does in fact create a period of cooling, won’t those who worship at the alter of the Goracle be embarrassed?
No of course they won’t be, it will be like any other mystic in the pages of the Weekly World News or Inquirer who predict the end of the world and then when the date passes they claim we were saved at the last minute. They will go back to the claims of the 70’s that we are heading towards another ice age and have to pass sweeping laws to control everyone’s lives in order to save the planet and that we have only months to do or else.

Now that I am done mocking and pointing out the dangers of these hypocrites let me say something that needs to be said, I would like a cleaner planet. Clean water and clean air do matter to me, but funny enough I would like to see useful, directed and effective rules put in place. Rules that don’t destroy our economy, rules that don’t keep Third World Countries poor, rules that don’t require a huge expansion of government into citizens private lives all for the idea that we can “stop climate change.” The hubris required in such a belief that we can stop something that has happened for hundreds of millions of years is staggering. But to Gaia’s religious zealots such belief is commonplace and they are ready to martyr everyone else except themselves.

Must Reads for today

Posted in Culture, Environment, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by thedoyle

Kind of busy yesterday and today so here’s some excellent articles by other people.

Victor David Hanson lays out an excellent profile of Obama

Patrick J. Michaels wonders where the Global Warming data got to

Julie Gunlock takes on the hypocrisy of NOW in the wake of the ACORN underage prostitution aid scandal

Walter E. Williams takes down Michael Moore before the fat bastard can eat him.

Powerline highlights Joel Mowbray’s take on the Media’s slander of James O’Keefe

The “Objective” Media.

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by thedoyle

Can we finally all agree that there is no “objective” media? Perhaps if everyone stood up once and for all and said there isn’t any objective media anymore then the Media would finally take its mask off and we’d see them for who they really are. Until that time, I guess we’re not supposed to pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.

This weekend, Obama did the rounds on the Sunday News shows…well not ALL of the Sunday News shows, he didn’t appear on Fox News…I’ll get back to that point later. In theory doing news interviews with the self-proclaimed “Fourth Branch” of Government should be a harrowing experience for a Politician. The Media is supposed to be the watchdog but for Obama its more like a lapdog. Newsbusters.org did a round-up of Obama on the various talk shows and it was far from walking into the lion’s den.

The Media needs to drop the pretense and tell everyone what everyone already knows, that except for talk radio and Fox news the Media openly roots for, protects and promotes Obama. The Media turned a deaf ear to Van Jones until AFTER he resigned, they turned a deaf ear to ACORN’s corrupt and illegal activities until they were exposed and now they are trying to publicly indict slime the ones who exposed the corruption. Mediamatters.org, which is supposedly a watchdog of the media but is in reality just another Liberal swamp of fevered egos, also attacked the messenger and lied while doing it.

Now I get back to Fox. Liberals hate Fox. HATE, with a passion that ought to be reserved for enemies of the country. In fact they seem to hate Fox more than actual enemies who have attacked us. Fox is kind of like the Picture of Dorian Grey, with Liberals being Dorian Grey. Its a reminder of how ugly they are and so they loathe it, but they can’t help sneaking up to the attic to look at it. Fox has the highest ratings of any network, it has the largest audience. If you are trying to sell an idea, wouldn’t you want to get that idea to the most amount of people? So why wouldn’t Obama want to go on Fox? Its because he knows going on a show with Chris Wallace means getting actual probing questions whereas going on a show with Chris Matthews means getting the media equivalent of a handjob.

I think Lewis Black joked that politicians should be forced to wear stickers of who gives them money like NASCAR drivers, the Media should be forced to wear their political affiliations on their chest as well, not that we don’t already know them.