Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Dizzy From Media Spin

January 14, 2014

“Bridgegate”, as the Christie traffic fiasco is being called, received 17 times more coverage from ABC, NBC, and CBS News in a 24-hour span than the IRS scandal received in 6 months. MSNBC is even going to run a one-hour special to discuss several “theories” about it.

MSNBC’s prescient Mika already provided her theory, stating: “we know Chris Christie and we know he would have known”. She also “knows” what is and isn’t a scandal, saying: “…to bring up Benghazi and the IRS is like flailing for some sort of distraction”. Four dead Americans have become just a distraction.

Bridgegate is a “twofer” for the liberal media. It’s an opportunity to smear a potential presidential candidate threatening Hillary’s chances and it is a substitute for Obama administration scandals that are getting harder and harder to ignore. It even has the additional benefit of keeping continuing negative Obamacare revelations from public awareness.

One of those revelations is that in 2014, 80% of individual costs to health insurance companies between $45,000 and $250,000 will be paid by the government. When insurance is purchased through the government exchanges, private insurance companies are only liable for costs below $45,000. Taxpayers pay the rest. This is not worthy to be a news story.

The continuing takeover by Al Qaida of abandoned Iraq isn’t news, either, except for NBC to tell us that the Iraq War wasn’t worth it. Obama made sure it wasn’t worth it when he failed (deliberately?) to maintain a military presence in Iraq after hastily pulling our troops out. His eagerness to get totally out of Iraq gave new life to defeated Al Qaida forces and they are now back. The media will protect Obama from any blame.

If you don’t like Obama and didn’t vote for him, you are a racist. If you don’t like Hillary and will not vote for her, you are a misogynist. For the media, it’s that simple – and it will be news. The so-called GOP war against women is THE talking point and you will hear it for the next three years as the media prepares to “make history”, again.

You are sure to become dizzy from the spin.

David J. Hentosh

Progressive Derangement

November 26, 2013

Professor Noel Ignatiev at Massachusetts College seriously proclaimed to his class: “If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites…what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing”.

It has been reported that this tirade basically calling for white males to commit suicide was received by his predominately white, middle-class students with a standing ovation. The “Diversity Chronicle” found it remarkable that “a few far-right extremists” actually objected to the professor’s “sound and reasonable words” that “resonate with every enlightened and progressive mind”. Therefore, an enlightened Ivan Fernando from the “Diversity Chronicle” interviewed Ignatiev to clear up any confusion.

Professor Ignatiev clarified: “The goal of destroying the white race is simply so desirable, it boggles the mind trying to understand how anyone could possibly object to it…Those who object to my advice (destroying the cancer of humanity known as the white race), knowingly or perhaps unknowingly, are themselves white supremacists.” 

These are the words of wisdom from a retiring, tenured professor in our “progressive” education system. The fact that this is so blatantly racist that it makes Al Sharpton look moderate doesn’t even scratch the depth of its depravity, and our children are being brainwashed with twisted ideology like this in colleges all across the country. This is being paid for with second mortgages, student loans, and life-long savings.  

If this is the future you desire for your children, don’t vote. Stay home and let the deranged, squeaky wheels continue to steer the country. The past two presidential elections emboldened those who espouse this nonsense and it is being labeled “mainstream” thinking. Is it? If so, we are already past the point of no return. If not, we may still be able to avoid doom, but the “mainstream” has to vote to be heard.

David J. Hentosh

Bob Costas Fumbles Again

October 14, 2013

Watching football is supposed to be fun and a distraction from the pressure life throws at us every day. So who needs Bob Costas preaching self-righteous admonitions to us in the middle of a football game? Don’t we get enough of that every place we go?

Not only was Bob’s Sunday night half-time monologue intrusive, it was PC indoctrination of the highest order. After conceding that the Washington team’s “Redskin” name is not offensive to the vast majority of people (including Native Americans) and that objection to the name seems like political correctness run amuck, Costas proceeded to tell us, nonetheless, that we need to be offended.

It seems Bob thinks we are just too dumb to know when we should be offended, so he lowered himself to our level and explained it to us. No matter the intent, Bob tells us “Redskins” is an insult and a slur, and since many colleges have buckled to PC pressure and changed their nicknames, Washington’s NFL team must do the same. Thus, spoke the mighty progressive.

Does Costas know how many people he offended with this inappropriate half-time rant? It may very well be that many more people were offended by this than by the “Redskins” nickname. It is getting so very tiring hearing progressives tell us how we should feel and how we should act. Forcing a vast majority of people to cater to a minority needs to stop, especially when that minority finds offense in everything. It is time to stop greasing the squeaky PC wheel.

If one needs to dig deeply under the surface and use broad interpretations in order to find a “possible” offense, it is likely that there is none. It is not incumbent upon everyone to live in fear of offending someone, especially since it is impossible. Offense is in the eye of the beholder, and far too many behold things that are just not there.

Perhaps our right to offend someone needs to be brought to the forefront. You can pass the popcorn and you can pass the beer; but don’t pass self-righteous gas during a football game. Go away, Bob, you’re annoying.

David J. Hentosh

Shutdown is a Losing Game

October 5, 2013

Every American citizen should be embarrassed – and mad as hell. Elected officials in Washington are playing political games instead of running the government and the star of these games is the president of the United States, Barrack Obama.

For those paying attention, it is blatantly obvious that Obama maneuvered and planned for this shutdown in order to place blame on Republicans and hamper their mid-term election chances. He is now doing all he can to make this pathetic shutdown as hurtful as possible to the American public, eagerly searching for sad shutdown stories to use for his victory dance. It is as petty as it is disgusting, and Obama is unabashedly relishing the mayhem.

For those not paying attention, and there are, sadly, far too many, this stupid shutdown seems due to Republicans having a hissy fit over Obamacare. The mainstream media, carrying Obama’s water, is gleefully laying all the blame on Republicans with nary a word about his adamant refusal to even talk to those wanting to compromise.

That compromise came from House Republicans who backed down from attempting to not fund Obamacare (a losing play from the start) and tried to just make the health care law equal by delaying the mandate for individuals in the same way Obama delayed it for big business. Obama and Senate Democrats wouldn’t even talk about it.

According to an administration official, we are winning, so the length of this shutdown doesn’t matter and Obama couldn’t care less how much it hurts the American people. Boehner, rightly so, angrily called out the administration over this comment, saying This isn’t some damn game. However, most in Congress, including Boehner, are participants in this “game” and the entire country is losing badly.

It would be satisfying, and deserving, to fire Congress, along with Obama, and start from scratch with real public servants. Reality says we can only do this piecemeal through individual elections, but with a majority of voters brainwashed by the media and/or ignorant of the issues, it will be difficult to change. We had better start soon because we, the people, are losing badly and if you can’t see that, you are part of the problem.

David J. Hentosh

Strouse Takes a Weak Shot

September 30, 2013

Democrat candidate Kevin Strouse, attempting to unseat Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, took a weak shot at Fitzpatrick in an opinion article in the Courier Times. His tirade, strict Democrat talking points, blamed Republicans for causing a government shutdown and chastised Fitzpatrick for playing politics with the shutdown and debt ceiling. Unfortunately, he exposed himself as another strict partisan unwilling to place any blame on his own party.

Congress, as whole, is playing politics with every issue it addresses and the chasm between the parties is growing wider and wider with less and less bipartisanship. Society, too, is splitting further apart and it is all being driven from the top downward. President Obama set the tone, refusing to listen to opposing views and demanding acquiescence to his views, never compromising. Futhermore, he demonizes all who dare challenge his policies, using the White House bully pulpit to spread fear and loathing.

His disdain for Republicans, disregard for the law, and his petty criticism of FOX News is unseemly coming from the White House and it has emboldened his unconditional supporters, and non-supporters, to follow suit. Consequently, we now have a mainstream media with no credibility and American voters unaware of the seriousness of administration failures.

If Kevin Strouse continues to carry Obama’s water, refusing to acknowledge Democrat’s part in this fiasco, his campaign will fail miserably. He need only ask Patrick Murphy how well hanging onto Obama’s coattails worked for him. Fitzpatrick has been taken to task for going against the grain of uncompromising Republicans several times, but that has not stopped him from doing what he, and not party hacks, believes is right. That is the best voters can ask of an elected official and it is what Bucks County, and the country, needs – not another meek, Obama sycophant.

Blaming Republicans for everything is just a repeat of blaming Bush. We have had enough of that. It is time to spread the blame around to all those who are guilty, and vote accordingly. Strouse and the Democratic Party need to look into a mirror and finally see their own reflection, not Obama’s.

David J. Hentosh

A Week Filled With Denial

September 30, 2013

President Obama lead the way in denial this week, stating that there will be no harm to the economy from Obamacare. This flies in the face of facts that show company lay-offs, freezes on hiring, decreases in full-time employees, and increases in part-time employment due to Obamacare – as well as premium increases.

Obama also brought his denial into the international arena by opening up negotiations with Iran based on obvious lies from the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani. This guy promised to stop Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon – a quest he very recently claimed didn’t even exist. Obama is pretending this is real in the same way he is pretending Syria’s giving up chemical weapons is real.

These denials help Obama keep face and smooth his remaining years in the White House, but they are very dangerous to the entire world. Iran used Obama like a puppet for years, stalling for time to complete manufacture of a nuclear weapon, which is now close at hand. Putin is pulling those same puppet strings, allowing Syria to keep chemical weapons and a lucrative partnership with Russia.

Under Obama’s policies, the United States has lost world influence and grown weaker, but Obama boasted at the UN this week that “the world is safer than it was five years ago” because of his policies. Obama also took credit for helping Putin defuse Syria’s chemical weapon use. Putin erased Obama’s problematic red line and regained previously lost influence in the Middle East through Obama’s bungling, yet, Obama unabashedly pretended it was a personal diplomatic coup.

Of course, the UN is the ideal place for pretense. The UN climate panel just proclaimed that it is “extremely likely” that climate change is man-made, based on a new report it received. Conveniently, the panel ignored everything in the report that pointed otherwise, and there is much that does, such as: No increase in global temperature in the past 15 years; an increase rather than decrease in Antarctic ice; admission of inaccurate models, and many other findings that do not point to man-made global warming.

The best denial of the week, however, goes to Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, a Saudi Arabian cleric who defended banning women from driving because it “…could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards…” This doesn’t sound quite like president Obama, but it does sound a lot like a UN interpretation of a medical report.

David J. Hentosh

Liberals Paint Themselves Into a Corner

September 9, 2013

We have been inundated with the liberal meme that criticizing Obama means you are a racist. Fear of being labeled a racist has produced silence from many who would otherwise speak against his policies. Now, that meme is backfiring on liberals as Obama is on the verge of attacking Syria.

Radical leftist Ed Asner let the cat out of the bag when he told the Hollywood Reporter that there is little outcry in Hollywood over Obama’s war efforts because “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama”. They have painted themselves into a corner with their racist meme and are now dumbfounded.

The silence from the likes of Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Janeane Garofalo, and so many more anti-war Bush bashers is deafening. These are people convinced of the idealistic notion that the only valid reason to resort to war is if free birth control is withheld from grade school kids. Now, fear of opposing their liberal, black hero, has them biting their tongues.

It would be laughable if it weren’t so pathetic – and it sure is pathetic. Liberal accusations of conservatives criticizing Obama because he is black have been turned around and proven to be a reason the left backs everything Obama does. Does that make them racists? In their twisted world, it certainly would, but most conservatives know better. It is just hypocrisy fueled by the two burning fires of liberalism: guilt and idealism.

David J. Hentosh

Obama Wears No Pants

September 7, 2013

For the longest time, blinders enabled many to believe they had a leader in the White House who will fulfill their dream. Finally, the obvious is becoming recognized: The king wears no pants.

Yes, there are those who will stick with Obama regardless of his decisions or actions and go against their own long-held positions against military intervention of any sort and pay higher premiums for health care with less coverage. They are too heavily invested in ideology and will continue to see racism in every criticism in order to ease the burden of denying reality. However, many more are beginning to see for the first time.

It is like watching a slapstick comedy routine with Pelosi, Biden, Reid, Kerry, and other hardcore, partisan fools reversing positions they once held, pretending that military intervention is the president’s responsibility, and his alone. They even praised Obama as being courageous for going to Congress for approval, conveniently forgetting that Bush did so based on integrity, not indecision.

Obama has been given a pass on every blunder he made, and there have been many, but his lack of leadership, experience, and refusal to take responsibility can no longer be overlooked. He has positioned our country between a rock and a hard place with a foreign policy that emboldened enemies and alienated allies. His lack of leadership has been an embarrassment, and it has now become dangerous.

Focusing on social engineering and “fundamentally transforming America” into a progressive Eden has not only fractured our society; it has left the world with no direction or means to deal with the turmoil in the Middle East. The far-left’s desire to eradicate America as a super power has been advanced by the Obama administration to the point where keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists may no longer be possible. Israel, surrounded by a sea of hate, may now be the world’s only hope, and the world is not friendly to Israel.

The proper course to take with Syria is not obvious. We are damned if we do and we may be damned if we don’t. What is obvious is that there is little trust in Obama making the right decision and even if he does, there is a growing feeling that he will somehow bungle that, too. We are deeply mired in Obama’s transformed America.

David J. Hentosh

 

 

 

Who’s the Real Clown Here?

August 14, 2013

A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair inadvertently revealed the depth of inanity that political correctness and political bias has reached in this country. It should be a wakeup call slapping all with a dose of reality, but it may be that political correctness is too far gone to be influenced by reality.

Seeing Obama made fun of by this clown shocked the liberal media and the far left as much as the French Mohammed cartoons seemed to have shocked Muslims. As a result, the state fair commission banned the clown for life and will now require all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. Obama must not be mocked in any way and everyone must bow to the liberal god he has become.

When President George H. Bush was treated similarly by a rodeo clown in 1994, there was no outrage. That, however, occurred a decade ago when political correctness was just in its toddler stages. Today, it has grown into a monster, terrifying all into submissiveness – and into sensitivity training, the American version of the Vietnamese government’s reeducation camps. Let’s be honest here: It is not training, it is punishment.

Another clown, Lady Gaga, upset the PC apple cart with a disrespectful song about burkas. She can make fun of Catholicism, Judaism, Scientology, etc., but the PC line is drawn at Muslim’s religion and practices as it is with Obama and will soon be with Hillary.

A third clown, Rachel Maddow, is now self-righteously referring to the Washington ‘Redskins’ as the ‘R-word’ because ‘Redskins’ is so “painfully racist”. It is Maddow who is painful here; heroically discovering a heretofore hidden offense in a word used honorably for decades and understood to signify strength, tenacity, and courage. How many are really insulted by this?

It is not the rodeo clown who is offensive; it is all these other clowns who are trying to control all in the name of political correctness. They need to be banned for life.

David J. Hentosh

Al Sharpton’s Stunning Hypocrisy

July 26, 2013

It doesn’t get any more asinine or hypocritical than this: Al Sharpton, the man whose only occupation has been as a race monger blaming Whitey for everything wrong in the black community, is accusing right-wing pundits of stoking racial fears to boost ratings. You can’t make this stuff up.

Sharpton’s MSNBC show has given him a venue to promote his personal brand of racism, keep racial tensions high, and advertise the many protests he organizes around the country. If there is a camera, you will find Sharpton pompously pontificating on the racial injustice he will find under every bed.

Sharpton is a self-proclaimed, and loudly proclaimed, “leader” of a black community that never voted him in as leader of anything. In fact, Sharpton has never been voted into public office. He was the court jester candidate for the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, recognized by all as having no chance whatsoever, but good for a laugh or two.

The laughter is over and should have ended long ago, back in 1987, when Al was found liable by a jury for making defamatory statements against white men he was sure assaulted and raped 15-yr-old Tawana Brawley. Even after Brawley was found to have fabricated the entire story as a hoax, Al continued to proudly scream racist venom, never apologizing to the men whose name he smeared forever.

For Al Sharpton, there is no such thing as a guilty black man, an innocent white man, or a non-racial event. He sees things only in black and white and has made a good living doing so. Therefore, for him to accuse white pundits of doing ‘exactly’ what his entire life has been centered around is ludicrous, even if there was any truth whatsoever in the accusations – and there isn’t.

That’s Al: Ludicrous, ridiculous, and pompous. He anchors the black community in racial animosity and never advocates personal responsibility. When white pundits do so, they are attacked viciously by Al who learned well a thing or two from Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals.

Sharpton is dangerous and should have been put out to pasture long ago. The black community is not well-served by his buffoonery; nor is civility and journalism.

David J. Hentosh


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