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    SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    The Media's Rape of Reality
    By Derek Hunter
    9/16/2012
    I didn’t want to write this column. I definitely didn’t want to use these words. I wanted to write about something else, but after the events of this week, I had no choice. I am here to report a rape. To protect President Obama from the failure of his administration to anticipate or respond appropriately to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the media has absolutely raped the truth. Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this was coming. It told no one. It didn’t warn the diplomats or increase security at the embassies. It didn’t warn the complicit governments – and they are as involved in this as the mobs and murderers themselves – of potential consequences. And when the attacks were over? The president took all of one hour of out of his busy fundraising/campaign schedule to address this matter. Then, it was off to Las Vegas and back to his rich friends to shake the money maker. Let me be clear, every drop of blood spilled by Americans as a result of the actions of these monsters drips through the hands of this administration before it hits the ground. There’s no need to recount the story now, except to say the president, the secretary of state and their auditioning second-term press secretaries in the media burnt more calories this week attacking an American in California for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech than they didcondemning the murderous mobs or their enablers in their respective governments. Whatever outrage they had leftover was reserved for Mitt Romney for committing the unforgivable sin of standing up for American values in the face of terrorism and speaking out against it hours before the President did. That the President’s campaign attacked Romney for standing up for American values a full 8 hours before the President condemned the attacks on and murder of Americans isn’t a story. Until a better word is invented, disgusting will have to do. Within 48 hours of the first attacks the Justice Department had tracked down the filmmaker and leaked his name to the media. The media dutifully reported it as if they’d found an escaped Nazi.
    Of course that analogy doesn’t fit perfectly as escaped Nazi are granted the presumption of innocence. After all, all the filmmaker did was make a bad movie despotic governments we helped empower could use to incite rioting and direct the anger away from their own incompetence and toward the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known. Through state controlled media, they played this unknown video endlessly and spread it through out the region. All the while, our President skipped nearly 60 percent his national security briefings. Turns out maybe you can’t get by on the Cliff noteson those briefings. Maybe you do have to show up. But Mitt Romney spoke first, and that was the story the media covered. It made little mention of how the Justice Department found and outed the anonymous American supposedly “responsible” for all this in just two days but, after looking for two years, still can’t find out who authorized Fast And Furious within their own ranks. It found no fault with the president returning to his real duties – campaigning and fundraising – after he’d devoted just an hour to the most significant security threat of his administration. Had a fiction writer scripted the media’s coverage even they wouldn’t have had the nerve to be so brazen as to attempt something so corrupt. Now, the violence is spreading, and the president has no idea how to react. He’s sinking in concrete, campaigning and fundraising while the Middle East burns. But he thinks Mitt Romney spoke too soon? That’s it some how a gaffe that Romney grasped the implications and the outrage of the situation a full work day before the president could be bothered even to release a statement? That’s somehow a Romney gaffe, but the President being uncertain if Egypt is our ally or not barely registers? President Obama has learned well from great propagandists in the past: When the chips are down, invent a phony outrage to distract the public. Follow the pattern: As more stories of violence and dismissed warnings come in, more criticism of Romney comes out. As our credit is down graded again, more criticism of Romney comes out. As the Federal Reserve announces plans to print $40 billion a month in a third attempt at “quantitativeeasing” to right the president’s broken economy, more criticism of Romney comes out. No matter what happens, no matter how detached our president gets from the job he seeks to keep for four more years … no matter how many people die…we still haven’t seen enough of Mitt Romney’s tax returns.That’s how sick the media has gotten. Does the president defend our freedom? No. He asks YouTube to review the video to see if it violates the user agreement and can be taken down. Isn’t it amazing how the first instinct of liberals in any situation is to lionize extremists abroad and censor our speech at home? YouTube, showing a strong commitment to the Constitution than the man who swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” it, said it wouldn’t remove this horribly produced and acted Z-movie. Good for them standing up for the First Amendment. Bad for the media for trying to re-elect a man who turns his back on the very

    principle that protects its very existence.The president has not acted like a president in this crisis, he’s acted more like a spoiled child told for the first time to eat his vegetables. Everything else he’s faced in office – abysmal economic data, the 2010 election, the unpopularity of his actions and policies – could be spun or somehow parsed to create whatever new data-metric reality he wanted because his media mouth pieces were only too happy to spread it. But those events didn’t have smoke, fire, video and a body count the world can’t easily ignore. The media’s spin will work on idiots, but the rape of reality can’t and won’t work on anyone with more IQ points than teeth. People, Americans, YOU, need to spend time every day between now and the election talking to anyone with at least one working ear who hasn’t yet decided how to vote and explain to them what is really happening. Donating money is great. Planning to vote yourself is key. But spreading the word to those open to hearing it and making sure they cast an educated vote is crucial. Democrats don’t want voters to be educated or informed … thus the fight over voter ID laws. They want you to eat your gruel, take your medicine and re-elect the president because he knows more about what’s better for you than you do. With so many Americans now suckling the government teat, that easy message has a receptive and large audience. We have to be larger this November or our
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    This is a superior article on the problem of the ME and the way the MSP and this oligarchy are fouling it up. The writer couldn't be more correct in his assessments. Since we can't expect any of the lefties on this board to even comprehend what's being stated here, I'd sure like to see more comments from the conservatives.

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    48 hours notice with no action. that's terrible. What about a few months notice of 9/11 and do nothing except take another vacation on your ranch in Texas? Wait til something happens and then do something like start a war with a country that had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. Then get us into another fight and just throw billions of dollars away, beating up somebody that had nothing to do with it. Am I wrong about how much advance notice 'ol dubya had on 9/11? If so, please correct me.

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    He had the courage to tell us we were attacked something Obama has yet to do.
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    Uncle Bill, you called it! The first liberal to respond doesn't have a clue as to what the story is about. Same old same old. Just make excuses and change the story.

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    Ok you're right. What will you say when Romney gets in office and he can't fix the problems either? I think we should do something rather than sit on our hands with this whole middle east crap. My solution is too strong for you tough talkers. As I was chastised by well respected member for my solution. Out of respect for him, I deleted my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murral stark View Post
    48 hours notice with no action. that's terrible. What about a few months notice of 9/11 and do nothing except take another vacation on your ranch in Texas? Wait til something happens and then do something like start a war with a country that had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. Then get us into another fight and just throw billions of dollars away, beating up somebody that had nothing to do with it. Am I wrong about how much advance notice 'ol dubya had on 9/11? If so, please correct me.

    I just don't see how what George Bush did has any bearing on this particular issue. He is out of office, not running this time, and is totally not involved. Invoking him is like the little kid, who when caught in some transgression, quickly asserts "Johnny did if first" as if that absolves him of his culpability. Just too ludicrous to have any weight in a thoughtful discussion.

    The primary point of the story was that the "Mainstream Media" shows a clear bias toward Obama and his posse, and a dislike for his opponent (I didn't say Romney here as I am sure that it really doesn't matter who is running against Obama as far as the MSM is concerned).

    The secondary thread in the article addresses the question "Is Obama's foreign policy helpful or not?" My personal feeling is that it is not, and I have often been somewhat ashamed of how he has conducted himself when dealing with both friends and foes. Will Romney do a better job? I am not sure, but am sure that I would like to give him a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I just don't see how what George Bush did has any bearing on this particular issue. He is out of office, not running this time, and is totally not involved. Invoking him is like the little kid, who when caught in some transgression, quickly asserts "Johnny did if first" as if that absolves him of his culpability. Just too ludicrous to have any weight in a thoughtful discussion.

    The primary point of the story was that the "Mainstream Media" shows a clear bias toward Obama and his posse, and a dislike for his opponent (I didn't say Romney here as I am sure that it really doesn't matter who is running against Obama as far as the MSM is concerned).

    The secondary thread in the article addresses the question "Is Obama's foreign policy helpful or not?" My personal feeling is that it is not, and I have often been somewhat ashamed of how he has conducted himself when dealing with both friends and foes. Will Romney do a better job? I am not sure, but am sure that I would like to give him a chance.
    Fair enough. Maybe he will be the savior that we are all looking for. With all of the BS that goes on in the congress and senate, I don't know if anything will get done. Change is a good thing as long as you are changing to make things better. If you are just changing something for the sake of saying that you changed something, doesn't really accomplish anything. I just wish that one of them would take a stand and lay out for all to see, what their plan and direction will actually be. Not just, elect me and then I'll show you my plan. Kind of like the Obamacare thing. "Let's just pass it, and then we'll figure out what is in it." Tell us up front what you plan is and we will all be more educated to cast the vote for the right person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murral stark View Post
    Fair enough. Maybe he will be the savior that we are all looking for. With all of the BS that goes on in the congress and senate, I don't know if anything will get done. Change is a good thing as long as you are changing to make things better. If you are just changing something for the sake of saying that you changed something, doesn't really accomplish anything. I just wish that one of them would take a stand and lay out for all to see, what their plan and direction will actually be. Not just, elect me and then I'll show you my plan. Kind of like the Obamacare thing. "Let's just pass it, and then we'll figure out what is in it." Tell us up front what you plan is and we will all be more educated to cast the vote for the right person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murral stark View Post
    Fair enough. Maybe he will be the savior that we are all looking for. With all of the BS that goes on in the congress and senate, I don't know if anything will get done. Change is a good thing as long as you are changing to make things better. If you are just changing something for the sake of saying that you changed something, doesn't really accomplish anything. I just wish that one of them would take a stand and lay out for all to see, what their plan and direction will actually be. Not just, elect me and then I'll show you my plan. Kind of like the Obamacare thing. "Let's just pass it, and then we'll figure out what is in it." Tell us up front what you plan is and we will all be more educated to cast the vote for the right person.
    Well, I have to say that I'm not looking for a "savior". I would like to have someone who knows how to run a successful business give it a try. I think that most of the problems are very complicated with no really good solutions. The hole we are in is pretty deep. I do not, however believe that America needed "fundamental change". I don't believe in income redistribution. I don't believe that it is wise to adopt practices that have demonstrated in the past that they actually lower revenue just because they pander to some misguided vision of "fairness" (yes I'm referring to raising the taxes on capital gains). I don't believe that fomenting class envy is a good thing for our country. I am not sure if disengaging from the world will make us safer or put us at greater risk, or if eliminating foreign aid to countries who certainly seem not to be our friends is a good idea or not, but I am pretty sure that the current admin's policies are doing very little to make me feel safer and it's not just foreign terrorists or governments that I fear these days.
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