Posts Tagged ‘journalism’


CNN Anchor: Breitbart Editor Took Him out of Context

20 June 2012 – 23:10 CDT

CNN’s Don Lemon accused Breitbart and Larry O’Connor of taking him out of context by posting a video of Lemon on CNN discussing the behavior of a Daily Caller reporter toward President Obama.

 

Larry replied with a series of tweets asked Lemon for clarification, offering to correct the record, and inviting Lemon to come on to the Dennis Miller radio show as a guest to explain how Larry failed.  As of this time, Lemon has still not responded.

Flyover Country has put the Breitbart.tv video next to the same video as posted by on the liberal site Crooks and Liars:

What say you, @DonLemonCNN? Will you hide behind your camera and your keyboard, or will you man up? You made a public, serious accusation against another person. Own your words.

CNN: Texas Hillbilly Folk Protectin’ Their Own

12 June 2012 – 20:41 CDT

You have 90 seconds to tell a story about a dad who fought off, and killed, his daughter’s attacker.  Quick: what one point do you most want to get across to the audience?  Do you talk about the little girl and her family’s suffering, or would you choose to focus on the fact that dad may not be charged with murder?

A few days ago, a Texas father caught a man in the act of molesting the father’s 4 year old daughter.  In defense of his child, the father punched the attacker in the head to the point where the man died.  In their report, CNN mocks the residents of Shiner, Texas who would have done the same thing for their children.

The reporter admonishes us not to rush to judgement quite yet. “We don’t know all the details of this case,” she says, as if that has ever stopped the media from wild speculation, or jumping to conclusions before.  She wants to know from the Sheriff if dad should be charged.  In a veiled warning to viewers the local authorities can’t be trusted, that a small town might be incapable of fairness in this case, her voiceover informs us “Sheriff Harmon [pause for emphasis] has children, too.”

No where in the nearly 90 second package does the reporter inquire or even seem interested in the well-being of the father or his daughter.  Not once does she even feign concern that a child has been irreparably damaged.  She wishes to prove a point about how “these people” take matters into their own hands.

“The people of Shiner don’t need a jury on this one.  We couldn’t find a single person who thinks the father should be locked up.”  Please CNN, interview someone from your part of the country that thinks a father protecting his precious daughter, a girl not even old enough to go to school yet, should be incarcerated for ending the life of a man who before his very eyes is violating his little girl.  She never hints the father’s devastation not only at what happened to his daughter, but remorse for what he did to the man.

Yet, this reporter from the “most trusted name in news” demonstrates a complete lack of compassion for the family, with her big-city leftist hubris driving the narrative.

The undertone is quite clear: Flyover Country folk are backward hillbillies, and wild west justice prevails.

Small wonder CNN’s ratings, at a 20 year low, are in the tank.

h/t Big Journalism

MSNBC Host Uncomfortable with our Troops

28 May 2012 – 12:15 CDT

Kurt Schlichter writes at Big Journalism:

Just in time for Memorial Day, some MSNBC drone named Chris Hayes has lit up the internet with his confession that dead American troops don’t quite measure up to his exacting standards for what qualifies as a “hero.” Memo to Chris: they are heroes, and you don’t get a vote.

Though he may be shocked to hear it, America’s fighting men and women don’t care whether Chris Hayes considers their fallen comrades heroes or not. First, there’s the practical matter that almost no one – in uniform or out – watches MSNBC or the roster of progressive meat puppets that fill the short stretches between endless reruns of “Lock Up.”

Care about Chris Hayes’s comfort level? They don’t even know this leftist twerp exists.

But on a deeper level, our troops don’t do what they do to impress the likes of Chris Hayes – though he is perfectly willing to make his living in the shadow of their sacrifice. In the scheme of things, Chris Hayes’s views are important only as an object lesson in what our progressive elites really think about our military.

This is what NBC and the rest of the liberal elitist types think of our military.  As Kurt points out later in his article, they simply don’t say it because their guy is in office right now, and because Americans – even those who weren’t there – remember how the left treated Vietnam veterans when they came home, and rightly react viscerally.

Chris Hayes might not think our troops are heroes.  I might think he’s a self-absorbed, myopic, ungrateful whelp who couldn’t possibly fathom the sacrifice that provides and ensures his freedom to bloviate on television.

Read the rest of Kurt’s piece

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Blamestream Media Strikes. Again.

22 March 2012 – 16:41 CDT

Frothing at the mouth once again at a chance to push their twisted view of those with whom they politically disagree, the media blamed those crazy right wingers for murders at a Jewish school in France.  From the story at Big Journalism:

Until today, the New York Times described the Toulouse mass murderer as a “neo-Nazi”, anti-immigrant, intolerant xenophobe who killed Jewish schoolchildren in cold blood, and who was planning to kill again.  Yahoo/AP fantasized that the Toulouse shooting deaths ”were somehow inspired by anti-immigrant political talk,” religious bigotry, and a “growing climate of intolerance.”  The UK Daily Mail explained that most Frenchmen are historically anti-semitic, suggesting the French democratic system was to blame because it “encourages political extremism” as candidates “promote intolerance and pander to the bigotry of neo-Fascists.”

The truth is, the killer was none of these things.  He was (he’s dead now, the French cops sent him to meet his maker) a Muslim terrorist.  That, however, doesn’t fit.  We hardly have to look close to realize that the mass of intolerance comes straight from the media and the left – facts which don’t align simply cannot be tolerated.

The media has a nasty track record of defining the narrative they want early, and later when the facts turn out to be opposite – the story finds itself buried or simply not reported.  The meme that conservatives, small government, and rule-of-law (i.e. those who favor legal immigration) types are the angry violent racists among us live a hair trigger from snapping is pushed out into the public before the facts ever have a chance to present themselves.

As the BigJ author points out, this happens over and over again.  The left and the media blamed Sarah Palin for the psycho murdering in people Arizona and attempting to assassinate a sitting Congressman.  The LA Times said it best: “Sarah Palin unapologetic after criticism related to Arizona shootings”  First, blaming Sarah Palin and conservatives is farcical on its face.  But when it turned out that the guy was a whacko who had nothing to do with the former governor of Alaska, conservatives, or the tea party we hear crickets, then nonsense. “But but she … well she … Sarah Palin is stupid!”

Memo to the so-called journalists out there: you keep connecting dots that simply don’t exist.  You make up facts in the absence of said.  Don’t wonder why folks are unsubscribing and turning you off, and why an outlet like Air America was such a huge disaster.

Maybe in those elite j-schools we always hear about which say we must recognize the overwhelming journalistic credibility of our betters, they could use less left-wing indoctrination and more of the basics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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