American Elephants

Associated Propaganda by American Elephant

Bush Economy

The mainstream press (and Democrats) are lying to your face. Blatantly, intentionally, and daily.

Most Americans recognize that the media is liberally biased, but I am concerned that most Americans don’t realize the overwhelming extent to which the news has become politicized in recent years and the daunting frequency with which the press is blatantly lying to them toward political ends.

Occassionally their lies are outright fabrications such as Dan Rather and his forged memos, Reuters’ photoshops, or the New Republic’s Scott Beauchamp fiasco. Often their lies are in the form of a “myopic zeal” — so eager to discredit Bush, Republicans and the War in Iraq, that they accept enemy propaganda as truth and present it as legitimate news without even bothering to fact check it (think: Newsweek’s bogus Haditha massacre and Flushed Quran stories, CNN running al Qaeda videos, etc…) But most often their lies are intentional misrepresentation of facts, spin, and lies of omission.

I read a Washington Post story the other day, for example, that sought to convince readers that “experts” were calling claims of Surge progress into question. Naturally the WaPo neglected to tell their readers that the “expert” they were citing was a far-left, Bush-hating, anti-Israel professor who not only hasn’t been to Iraq any time recently, but has spent his time instead writing for left-wing fringe publications such as the Nation, and speaking at the Yearly Kos convention.

The problem in countering the medias (and Democrats) lies, is the overwhelming quantity of them, and that each misleading article usually requires a column of equal length to rebut.

However there are occasional lies that are so short and concise, and blatantly, demonstrably untrue, that its impossible to pass up the opportunity to showcase them. The powerhouses over at Powerline found just such an example from the AP today: 

The AP strikes again in this story on the Bush administration’s 2005 global warming initiative. The AP provides a brief history of the America and the Kyoto Protocol:

Under the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton, the United States joined a U.N. meeting in Kyoto and agreed to the protocol. But the United States rejected it under the administration of President George W. Bush, Clinton’s successor.

Readers with a long memory may recall that the United States never adopted the Kyoto Protocol because the Clinton administration never submitted it for ratification to the Senate. The Clinton administration never submitted it to the Senate for ratification because in July 1997 the Senate voted 95-0 to adopt a resolution stating that ”the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto.” [emphasis mine]

Scott at Powerline is more generous than I am, giving the AP the benefit of the doubt that the lie of omission could have been accidental — as of course he has to unless he has proof otherwise, but anyone who actually believes it at this point would have to be monumentally ignorant.

Chuck Hagel calling it quits! by Emerald City Elephant
September 8, 2007, 12:43 am
Filed under: Politics

Chuck Hagel

Ok, it’s not necessarily the best year for open Republican seats (although that could very well change), nonetheless, I will shed no tears over Chuck Hagel’s departure from the United States Senate. 

Chucky will apparently announce his retirement Monday.

Hagel has long been a darling of the liberal media and one of their most frequent guests for his reliable willingness to criticize anything and everything Republicans do.

If Republicans can hold the seat with a more conservative replacement it will be very good news indeed. Hell, even a conservative Democrat would be an improvement.

Attorney General Jon Bruning, and financial adviser Pat Flynn were already campaigning for the seat whether Hagel left or not.

“Other Republicans who could enter the race are former Gov. Mike Johanns, now the U.S. agriculture secretary; former Omaha Mayor Hal Daub; and Columbus businessman Tony Raimondo.”

Pick a winner Nebraska. And no more RINOs!

%d bloggers like this: