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July 26, 2010

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Porchlight

caro, looks like this may be the Breitbart speech you were referencing above - I'm going to check it out now.

Clarice

I was the one who surmised the tape came from someone the Sherrod's know in Ga..Possibly even someone in the NAACP down there. Her stories are inconsistent but she seems to have been tipped off in advance that someone had sent it to Breitbart.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

I suspect Breitbart's source was more credible than CBS's source for Rathergate. But Schieffer wouldn't want to get into that, would he?

matt

The media narrative on the Sherrod case has become quite deranged. Now they are accusing Megyn Kelly of goading Obama into untoward action because of her investigation of the Justice Department's actions ont he Black Panther case.

This is simply getting weirder and weirder. Instead of holding the President accountable, they are holding Fox accountable.

boris

"This is simply getting weirder and weirder."

It reminds me of the pretzel contortions they went through back in the blue dress days. ISTM people on our side worried about a smudge on Brietbart's toga might be missing the point.

Captain Hate

Poor McDivot; always getting pwn3d by women.

narciso the harpoon

If one understands 'narrative' as a twenty five cent word for lie, then it becomes perfectly clear Matt. Was it Susskind who apochryphally came up 'we invent our own
reality,' and put in the mouth of an administration official

Extraneus

In the spirit of careful and rigorous fact checking, "folk" should watch those Charles Sherrod videos at ReihlWorldView before canonizing Mrs. Sherrod.

Charles Sherrod: "We must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections."
Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Blame Fox seems to be the successor to Blame BUUUUUsssshhh.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

I guess being a marxist isn't as bad as being a racist.

narciso the harpoon

Aint it the truth, Captain

narciso the harpoon

Journalism really did die in 2008, sorry John Peter Zenger, in the LUN

Captain Hate

We're now linked @ AoS so feel free to indulge in creative profanity.

Jane

This is simply getting weirder and weirder. Instead of holding the President accountable, they are holding Fox accountable.

My guess is that there is a lot of JouornoList pushback going on. How much discrediting can the left wing press take?

A lot apparently from what we have seen.

Auld Acquaintance.

Yay, Seixon. I'd like to say I'm making an effort to learn Norwegian, but it isn't true. So, your blog is safe, for now.
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I'm buried in falling scales.

Porchlight, my conversion started with hearing feminists trash Lewinsky and praise Clinton. Kerry and his Swiftboat fantasies confirmed the drift.
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hit and run

Care for a little new media fact checking of old media?

I touched on http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072502756.html>Dionne's column yesterday,but figured in light of this post's subject,I would revisit it. Dionne says:

Thus did Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander ask this month why the paper had been slow to report on "the Justice Department's decision to scale down a voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party." Never mind that this is a story about a tiny group of crackpots who stopped no one from voting.

"stopped no one from voting" is linked in the article -- to a Media Matters piece.

In it,Media Matters links to Abigail Thernstrom's article on NRO which does indeed make such a claim.

However,also at NRO,Peter Kirsanow,who also sits on the Civil Rights Commission,http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MThjNjZmMGYyMDVkNzUyNzQyNDVkZTY3Yzg4MTFhYzI=>takes Thernstrom to task for that claim:

First, my U.S. Commission on Civil Rights colleague Abigail Thernstrom flatly states in her NBC interview that there is no evidence of voter intimidation. This is false: Uncontroverted sworn testimony before the Commission shows that voters expressed alarm and fear regarding the presence of NBPP members stationed at the polling place and that voters did, in fact, turn away. Thernstrom was present during such testimony, and has access to documentary evidence confirming the intimidation.

I have not seen Therstrom respond to Kirsanow. Kirsanow's appeal to the sworn testimony is enough to convince me that he is telling the truth. But for now,let's just put it in the disputed column.

For Dionne to state unequivocally that no one was prevented from voting is,at best,deceptive to his readers - presenting the matter as if it is undisputed fact.

Bob Schieffer would be so ashamed. But he's on a permanent mental vacation,so he has no idea what's going on in the New Black Panther case.

Not to worry,I am ashamed of Dionne enough for both of us.

Porchlight

Never mind that this is a story about a tiny group of crackpots who stopped no one from voting.

If my tiny band of bank marauders tries and fails to rob the Wells Fargo on the corner, do I not have to face charges?

Danube of Thought

Who is McDivot?

MarkO

I wonder if I could intimidate voters sufficiently that they would not testify that I had intimidated them [say by kidnapping children or something worse] would I escape the law?

narciso the harpoon

It's a nickname for Obama and his propensity
for golf

Captain Hate

Sorry DoT; it was a term that I think was somewhat common in usage in the past to refer to a submediocre golfer. Although since I can't find it in Wiki maybe it was a very regional/local expression.

Dave (in MA)
Obama to resign -- there's a video of him giving a racist speech coming out on Fox.

Posted by: BR | July 26, 2010 at 08:04 AM

I have a thrill up my leg.


Ignatz

--Has anyone else noticed the terms "folk" "folks" being used to describe those of us the elite has determined are beneath them?--

Barry has always had quite a propensity for invoking the folksy term "folks". Let's him sound like he identifies with the masses without actually, you know, knowing any of them. I don't think he has any idea how condescending it sounds.
The rest of the circus is just following the lead clown.

MarkO

The terms "folk" "folks" are being used in a cynical reference to O'Reilly. His tag line is that he looks out for the "folks."

If you don't think this was deliberate, think again. It's disparaging,

Captain Hate

The rest of the circus is just following the lead clown.

When BOzo drops his 'g's (ie. Folks are talkin') I'd expect Harry Reid to say that he's choosing to employ a Negro dialect. Or I'd say he's sounding like a fucking idiot.

narciso the harpoon

He even did a "you betcha" there is nothing genuine about him

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Talkin' like a typical Colombia/Harvard grad doncha know. Just sayin' Cpt.

Appalled

"Folks" is geneder neutral, without sounding too pc. I doubt Obama is using it for any reason other than that.

jimmyk

"Folks" is geneder neutral, without sounding too pc.

As opposed to all those gender-laden PC terms like "people", "voters", "Americans", "citizens", etc.?

Strawman Cometh


No, he's "using it" because it's printed that way on the teleprompter.

PDinDetroit

Who is McDivot?

I like Sir Shanksalot better. It sounds like a character combination between Monty Python's The Holy Grail and Caddyshack.

Come to think of it, he's as unfolky as they come.

It's a term used safely only by one of the 'folks' and Obama clearly aint' that.
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bunkerbuster

How many voter intimidation cases did the Bush administration fail to prosecute? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

Nov. 8, 2006, Austin American-Statesman:
``In Arizona, Roy Warden, an anti-immigration activist with the Minutemen, and a handful of supporters staked out a Tucson precinct and questioned Hispanic voters at the polls to determine whether they spoke English.
``Armed with a 9mm Glock automatic strapped to his side, Warden said he planned to photograph Hispanic voters entering polls in an effort to identify illegal immigrants and felons. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund reported the incident to the FBI.''
Bush never prosecuted the guy. And this was clearly a case of voter intimidation and clearly a case that had potential to actually affect outcome.

narciso the harpoon

Spunkmeyer, warbles in for a bit, he was the
drop ship pilot, iced by the Alien

bunkerbuster

where I come from "Shanksalot" is quite a compliment...lol but I'll let you kids hone your put-downs undisturbed...

Chubby (formerly Parking Lot)

when is GM going to come out with a FOLKSWAGON?

Rick Ballard

" As a former Dem voter I am always fascinated by conversion stories."

Porchlight,

I would suggest an investment in storage devices. The next three years will provide countless iterations on the "BO Stinks" theme with epiphany achieved based upon a never ending cascade of mis and malfeasance. If you choose CDs, I'd suggest "Barry Lied, the Democrat Party Died" plus appropriate volume headers as they pile up.

Make sure to include your own story at the beginning - the boxed set will make a great 15th birthday present for the kids. Who knows - it might keep them off the wrong path.

Neo

It's Global Warming Global Cooling Climate Change

Peru Government Declares Cold Wave Emergency in 16 Regions

LIMA – The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency because of the cold wave gripping a number of districts in the nation’s 16 regions, according to an urgent decree published Saturday in the official gazette.

The decree covers all districts of the country more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level, as well as three regions in the Peruvian jungle that have registered strangely low temperatures in the last few weeks.

Moscow Beats 130-Year Heat Record as Drownings Increase, Peat Bogs Burn

Muscovites sweltered as the temperature soared to a record 37.4 degrees Celsius (99.3 Fahrenheit), and the number of Russians who drowned trying to beat the heat reached about 2,000.

Today’s temperature in the capital was the hottest since records began 130 years ago, the Hydrometeorological Monitoring Service said on its website. It surpassed the previous high of 36.8 degrees set in July 1920 during the Civil War. The mercury may rise to 38 degrees on July 29, according to Gidromettsentr, the state weather service.

Laughing with you instead of at you.  How novel.

OK, bb, that was funny.
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You know, they prosecuted and won, don't you?

Now I'm laughing at you, bb. Was your comment about the voting place hassling supposed to justify the DoJ squelching their win against the NBP?
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You are so easy to laugh at and so hard to laugh with.

Presumably, the same culture of careerists at the DoJ investigated both cases. One was not prosecuted and one was prosecuted, won, and then dropped because of White House political interference.

And you are trying to imply equivalence of the two cases? Try again.
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Duck, goose, duck, goose......

Re: BR's hint this morning. I expect Fox is so intimidated by Glenn Beck that they are holding up the broadcasting of the racist speech.
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Pagar

Has anyone told the leftists that Pres Bush has left the WH. What a great person and to think, he even had a US birth certificate. Something the present occupant apparently can't or won't produce.

Sparky Satori

So, when BillO called for Shirley Sherrod to resign, he did so as a private citizen and not as FOX employee?

Nice try.

glasater

Speaking of the NBP:

New Black Panther Party Leader Video: ‘We Will See Caskets and Funerals in the Community of our Enemy’

Danube of Thought

when BillO called for Shirley Sherrod to resign the NAACP had already done so.

Chubby

try to keep up .. by time O'R aired she had already resigned.

Pagar

This totally off topic, but the other day I advised that you could follow a murder mystery story before it became international headlines by clicking on the
http://www.panama-guide.com/
LUN.
The suspects have been captured,
In addition, US authorities believe one of the murder victims is a drug dealer who has been missing for thirty years.
This case may be getting much bigger. Check the site for updates if it interests you.

narciso the harpoon

Greg Sargent is the other young 'supergenius' hired by the Post, 'splitting atoms, with his mind, in the LUN

Cindy Sheehan

Welcome to my world, Shirley! I'm just surprised that you joined me so quickly. I didn't become radioactive until many months went by. You become inconvenient in less than a week.

larry

Read the rule book, Shankapotamus. I heart those ETrade infants.

narciso the harpoon

Honestly what is wrong with these people, are they just clueless, in the LUN

Pagar

"o pay for these measures, lawmakers may consider raising taxes on the the oil and gas industry."

Narciso

No body in power in Washington DC, seems to understand that every penny of tax on any corp comes from taxpayers.

And he thought he could be President.

Bah, Brownback. Why should he be clueless, n?
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narciso the harpoon

Honestly, Kim, one shouldn't even to explain this to them

And the Northern Lites shown.

Well, the Repubs did hold pretty steady; Graham actually did the right thing.
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glasater

Pagar--thanks for that update on the Panama murder mystery. It was pretty interesting.
And the link on what is currently going on in Honduras is very upsetting...

Pagar

Thanks glasater, I try to put up links that have meaning and interest to others at JOM.

The Honduras situation is really not getting much coverage as far as I can tell. The Obama efforts could easily tip the country in to the Chavez camp and Americans not even know what is going on.

Captain Hate

Since this seems to be the thread for South and Central American updates, LUN for Colombia doing what Preznit Smart Diplomacy and the Vichy State Dept won't do about Oliver Stone's mancrush and human fart machine Hugo Chavez.

Pagar

Columbia has been a beacon of hope in the troubled world of Latin America. I just hope and pray they can hold on.

daddy

Good Morning,

Reading a comment on an Instapundit linked Riehl World Blog came upon mention of an interview by Don Imus of Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss in November 2008, shortly after the Election of Obama. Tried to track it down but on YouTube its been pulled due to "This video has been pulled due to terms of use violation" whatever that means. Anyhow, I did not recall it, but since TM's Post is about gross stupidity in the Media, I don't think you can find a better example than this:

"Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …

Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably - he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.

Imus: That’s not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.

Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don’t know and I’d have to find someone with more expertise …

Imus: You don’t know.

Historian Michael Beschloss: What do YOU think it is?

Imus: I don’t know. Well mine is 164. I don’t know what that means but it’s a little higher than normal I guess.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it’s way beyond genius which does not surprise me.

Imus: It surpprised a lot of people when we took it.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it doesn’t surprise me."

Don't know how I missed that. Link.">http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2008/11/mike-beschloss-don-imus-and-barack.html">Link.

caro

Porch,that is it. I will go back and listen again.

jimmyk

I'm a convert too--I volunteered for McGovern in '72 (though in my defense I was only 12). My parents were FDR Democrats, we boycotted grapes, the whole deal. As a college sophomore I read Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom, and I had a roommate who was a devout libertarian and a debater, and could shred any feeble defense I could make of leftish views (which I was increasingly doubting anyway). (I think his main motivation for being libertarian was the desire for drug legalization, but that's another story.) I may have voted Democrat in '78, but by 1980 I pulled the lever for Reagan and never looked back.

narciso the harpoon

Well I was never really liberal, but I didn't really concern my self with politics in my teen years, I was more space exploration and
science fiction buff, in high school, I really
got interested in history and government, what
we laughingly used to call civics. It wasn't till college that one really developed a political identity in relation to my professors

cathyf
Imus: I don’t know. Well mine is 164. I don’t know what that means but it’s a little higher than normal I guess.
So for my third year in college I shared an apartment with another 3rd-year and a 4th-year. The 4th-year was a very bright, but charmingly naive, pre-med. In April she came home puzzled and told the two of us that she had gotten the strangest letter -- it was an invitation to join some sorority. And she was graduating in 2 months -- why would she want to join some stupid sorority at this point?

My other roommate and I looked at each other, and simultaneously had the same thought. Yes, that's right, the "stupid sorority" was phi beta kappa.

So yes, I know sweet naivete. Sweet naivete was a good friend of mine. And you, Mr. Imus, are no sweet naif!

Brian McKim

Schieffer is a doddering fool. Have you ever listened to his short radio commentaries? They're pathetic. The writing and thinking he employs are about on the level of a 9th grade honors history student. It is a mystery as to why Schieffer has any kind of decent reputation-- even in the degraded world of network television news.

larry

Does anyone have a cite that would convince a reasonable and prudent person that Obama has a higher-than-average IQ?

Sometimes hard to remember: The country is ColOmbia.

Clarice

daddy we linked to that in my AT article about how damned stupid Obama is.

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