29 October 2007

You're a parade and we're the rainmakers

Let’s consider this example of Old Media in action. It is an article about the currently reduced level of violence in Iraq. The sub head line is

The evidence of a drop in violence in Iraq is becoming hard to dispute

Just think about the bias necessary to state so forthrightly that one should normally dispute such a thing, rather than observe or note.

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23 October 2007

Hate speech explained

Hate speech is verbal communication that induces anger due to the listener’s inability to offer an intelligent response.

Because this inability to offer an intelligent response is due to one of two reasons, there are really two different types of hate speech: 1) Speech that is too dumb to merit an intelligent response, and 2) Speech for which the listener is too dumb to offer an intelligent response.

[…] this leads to an understanding of the apparent hypocrisy of gays and feminists who a) cry “hate speech? (while actually crying in some cases) against conservatives who do not wish to kill gays and feminists, and b) tolerate “hate speech? by Islamic fascists who really do wish to kill gays and feminists.

Islamic advocacy of violence is not classified as “hate speech? because it induces fear, not anger.

Mike Adams

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Another milestone in the Blame Bush! chronicles

Good news from Iraq is being covered up and it’s President Bush’s fault. Do the journalists of Old Media have the attention span of gnats or do they think we do? Or is even that level of introspection beyond them?

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19 October 2007

Our beautiful narrative, slain by an ugly fact

What’s ironic about these numbers [poll results of a positive attitude in Afghanistan] is that they essentially contradict virtually all of the CBC’s [Canadian Broadcasting Company] own reporting over the past few years, which has been relentlessly downbeat and negative. We keep hearing that Afghans are disappointed and frustrated with the Canadian air effort, that they perceive Canadian soldiers as occupiers and that they’re disillusioned with the Karzai government. Now the CBC’s own opinion poll shows this meme to be completely false.

Greg Grandsen

It is clearly too much to expect that this evidence, gathered by the CBC, will have any effect on the CBC’s coverage of Afghanistan. After all, who would know better than the CBC that their reporting is not to be trusted?

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Finding the black lining in the silver cloud

You know, where official news is hard to distinguish from an Onion parody, it might be wise to reconsider standard journalistic practice. Case in point, this article about how the decrease in violence in Iraq is hurting cemetery workers.

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15 October 2007

That news ain't fit

Two things to keep in mind about General Sanchez’s speech that Old Media willfully ignores because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

  • He castigates Old Media even more than President Bush.
  • He states “America has no choice but to continue our efforts in Iraq”.

Not the kind of thing that the American public needs to know, I suppose.

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14 October 2007

Eminence Front

Let us have no illusions as to the political bias of Google as it bans the display of adds hostile to MoveOn. Google is still afraid to openly admit it, though, offering up some totally lame and easily debunked claim about “trademark infringement”. Does even Google find its ideology so repugnant that it won’t admit having it in public?

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The fewer the facts, the easier the spin

Columbia University Teachers College said it would hand over surveillance video to police that could show who left a noose hanging on a black professor’s office after, police say, the school’s officials initially refused to cooperate.

I guess the University thought it would be better not knowing who the actual perpetrator was until the public attention was too much.

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10 October 2007

Barak Obama, Christianist Theocrat

We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

Senator Barak Obama

Imagine the outcry should any GOP candidate say such a thing.

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Google rejects host

A number of weblogs have a gripe with Google’s habit of honoring events and holidays for everyone except the USA, particularly Memorial Day. Google provided the laughably pathetic excuse that it was “too hard” to do a respectful design, so one weblog had a contest for designs and received a number of excellent ones. Google refused to respond further at that point. The LA Times had an article on it but didn’t provide the full background. That can be found here. The essence, as noted, is not that Google should do something, but that it’s suspicious that they do that thing except in certain, well defined instances.

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08 October 2007

101 Public Myths

101 incidents where false, misleading, or both, memes were pushed on to the public discourse.

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07 October 2007

Ostalgia strikes Left Coast

Question: When will San Francisco and Los Angeles look like North Korea? Answer: On Oct. 20, when lights are expected to go out in both cities, leaving them as dark as the benighted regions of the Democratic People’s Republic.

IBD Editorial

What a truly excellent conceptual linkage of the global warmening fanatics and the useful idiot left.

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06 October 2007

American idol, blood thirsty thug

A review of a book on Che Guevera which documents Guevara’s brutal politics.

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04 October 2007

That was then, this is now files

Here’s a video that needs to be pulled out from the memory hole and broadcast — Al Gore in 1992 slamming on President Bush (41) for ignoring Saddam Hussein’s connection to terrorism and his quest for weapons of mass destruction.

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History of smearing

Let us remember just how despicable and dishonest the Democratic Party was during the Clarence Thomas hearings. Unsworn, hearsay evidence against their own rules — par for the course.

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