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They just don’t understand it… May 12, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The Unhinged Media.
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I was listening to WABC Radio this morning, and was struck by the incredulous tone of the reporter as she talked about the poll results that showed that most people support the surveillance of telephone records:

By GARY LANGER and DALIA SUSSMAN

May 12, 2006 — Americans by nearly a 2-1 ratio call the surveillance of telephone records an acceptable way for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats, expressing broad unconcern even if their own calling patterns are scrutinized.

Lending support to the administration's defense of its anti-terrorism intelligence efforts, 63 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the secret program, disclosed Thursday by USA Today, is justified, while far fewer, 35 percent, call it unjustified.

Why is it so difficult for the media to believe that the majority of Americans support this?  I guess for the same reason they still can't accept the fact that President Bush won the 2000 election, and was re-elected in 2004 – they were wrong, and they don't like it.

After the letter that Ahm-a-dipwad sent, which is a declaration of war, I'm not surprised that the majority of Americans can see a threat that the media is too blind to see.

What a bunch of crybabies… April 27, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The Unhinged Media.
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This is hilarious – WAAAAAH!  You won't let me watch the channel I want to watch! 

From Hotline on Call:

Not A Good Sign For Snow: WH Reporter Complains About Fox On TV [First of all, the title?  Why would this be "not a good sign for Snow"?  I think it would be a bad sign for the whining, sniveling crybabies who would be up against him.] 

Q It's come to my attention that there's been requests — this is a serious question — to turn these TVs onto a station other than Fox, and that those have been denied. My question would be, is there a White House policy that all government TVs have to be tuned to Fox? [All your TVs are belong to us … assimilate or be destroyed!]

MR. McCLELLAN: Never heard of any such thing. My TVs are on four different channels at all times.

Q Because you have four different TVs. But every time I've ever been —

MR. McCLELLAN: Every TV in the White House also has channels every — has a split screen, where they can —

Q Well, they always seem to be tuned to Fox, and there's been requests, and these are paid for by taxpayer dollars. And my understanding is that you guys have to watch Fox on Air Force One. Is that true? [Note the repeating of "there's been requests".  Never take responsibility for anything, it's always someone else that's raising the issue, and they're just trying to help the victims who are being forced to watch FOX.]

MR. McCLELLAN: First time I've ever heard of it. First time you've brought it to my attention, meaning the first time the press corps has brought it to my attention. In fact, I've watched other channels on here.

Q There's one —

MR. McCLELLAN: Hang on, Jim, come on. I've watched other channels on here, so I don't know where you're hearing that. But it's the first time anyone in the press has raised that question with me.

Q You've watched other channels other than Fox?

MR. McCLELLAN: On here, yes, sure.

Q I've never seen — they're always turned to Fox, which a lot of people consider a Republican-leaning network. [No, dipwad, a lot of people consider it far more balanced than the other stuff out there.  But then, you're so far to the left, you wouldn't recognize that if it hit you upside the head and knocked you into next Tuesday.]

Q Scott, is it one — on the airplane, is it one for all? I mean, if it's tuned for Fox here, is it Fox everywhere?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think that certain areas may be interconnected, but I'll have to double-check which.

Q Is yours off, wherever you are? [Huh?]

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, the conference room, or the senior staff office, the staff office, they're different TVs, and you can switch to different channels. I'm not sure if some of these in the back are connected to some of the others that are watching right here, right now. It doesn't look like it to me. I've never known anyone that's raised a complaint about a request from back here to watch a different channel.

Q I'm officially raising it and officially complaining about it. [Ooooh!  It's official!  I'm offended!  You must stop offending meeeeeeeeeeeee!]

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I'm going to go see if we can change the channel for you. Have you called up?

Q I was the Fox victim, and I was told — the quote was, "No," when I asked for CNN. [There it is!  The VICTIM CARD! Almost as valuable as the race card!  Get yours today while supplies last! Only through this special offer, not available in stores! And Jim?  We know you wanted to watch Spongebob, but you're saying CNN now so you'll look good for the cool kids.]

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know who you talked to, so — it didn't come to my attention. You don't know who you talked to either?

Q Well, the magic people at the other end off the phone. [Ok, the "the magic people at the other end off the phone"?  The. magic. people. at. the. other. end. of. the. phone. Got that?  The magic people.  And this guy actually gets paid.]

MR. McCLELLAN: The magic people at the other end of the phone. Well, I'll see if this cabin is —

Q I was told, "We don't watch CNN here, you can only watch Fox."

MR. McCLELLAN: As I said, it's hard to respond to something when I don't know who it is you talked to.

Q I used the phone back here. [Well, that certainly clears things up.]

MR. McCLELLAN: I find this all quite amusing, to tell you the truth. I mean, there are a lot of people on this plane that do watch that channel.

Q I've never been told, no. They're such nice guys up there. [Alright, Jim, back away from the mushrooms, and nobody'll get hurt.]

MR. McCLELLAN: First time you brought it to my attention. I'll go see what we can do on it

And make sure you click the link and read the comments left at Hotline on Call … they were subjected to FOX News at GASP! Gas Stations!  Dentist Offices!  Bookstores!  Oh the humanity!

I especially like the comment from "Outraged":

"…I've been watching Cavuto and Gibson tonight and am just so appalled by the Right wing and Big Biz propaganda they're spewing that I'm seriously wondering what can be done to shut them down. Its as if Joe McCarthy got his own TV network."

Aren't these the same people who have the ACLU on speed-dial, for when their free-speech rights are (in their minds) being trampled on?  What would the reaction be if we started clamoring for CNN to be shut down?

And Outraged?  McCarthy was right.

For more:  Michelle Malkin ,  Expose the Left , Knowledge is Power

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Something to keep an eye on… March 2, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The Unhinged Media, Why we fight.
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Funny, isn’t it, how the story of Saddam’s taped conversations that ABC got hold of has simply … disappeared.

Fortunately, Jim at @Large is on top of things: (Thanks to Kobayashi Maru)

ABC Spikes General Sada

I’ve attended a remarkable weekend retreat, helping to host some great Christian leaders, including Dr. Terry Law, author Stephen Mansfield (The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of the American Soldier), and General Georges Sada (Saddam’s Secrets).

[snip]

General Sada was interviewed by Terry Law (Sada’s preferred format), and together they told how last week ABC news spiked their interview and the story confirming Saddam’s taped conversations about WMDs and how they could kill 100,000 Americans with nerve gas. Sada was supposed to appear on World News Tonight and Nightline, but ABC clearly does not want President Bush to be proven right about weapons of mass destruction. Still, there’s a plan to get the information to other networks, so be on the lookout for it. [Emphasis mine-RW]

The Softer Side of General Sada

One little scoop to go: Watch the news over the next few months for more on the “Saddam tapes” that ABC so lightly covered two weeks back. Both ABC and CNN have in fact spiked the truth, that Saddam spoke with Tariq Aziz at length about the use of chemical weapons against the USA, and referred to both the French and Germans as willing partners in covering up his past shenanigans. Now it’s time for both networks to either come clean or be exposed.
I think a good blogswarm would help, so here’s a call to Kobayashi Maru, Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Hootsbuddy’s Place, GrannyTiger’s Reality Check, and others: (1) Start poking around about those Saddam tapes; (2) ask ABC why they spiked General Sada’s interview regarding the tapes; (3) ask CNN why they didn’t treat them seriously when UN weapons inspectors gave them to them a couple of years back. That should get you started. Oh, and one more thing: The General will not be the only one talking about the tapes. [Emphasis mine-RW]

I have no doubt that Saddam would have used biological/chemical/nuclear weapons against us.  So all that “Bush lied about WMDs” crap the MSM and their friendly neighborhood moonbats want you to believe?  Yeah. Right.

Go on over to Jim’s blog and read the whole thing.  Then get a copy of Saddam’s Secrets.

Watching “Nightline” right now… February 16, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The Unhinged Media, Why we fight.
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OK, so how long before the moonbats declare that:

  1. the tapes are fake – that’s actually Vice President Cheney and President Bush doing the voices.  And KARL ROVE! He’s behind the whole thing! HALLIBURTON!
  2.  the tapes were released today to take the focus off Cheney’s failed murder attempt. (Unlike Ted Kennedy’s successful one, which never had the amount of media attention this hunting accident has had.)
  3.  the tapes actually refer to medicines, and food and…blankets and…uh, baby milk.  Yeah, that’s it!

Just a quick couple of comments – have to rewatch, but:

Sheesh – could they have given this story a shorter amount of time?  To me, this is important, but I guess it isn’t as important if the left will find out they’ve been wrong about this, too.

And the final chatter between Brian Ross and the other guy? (Sorry, I don’t watch Nightline, or ABC News for that matter).  This will support the argument on both sides?  I don’t know about that, it seemed pretty clear to me that biological, chemical and nuclear weapons were all on the front burner.

When the translator talks about the terror strikes that Saddam says are coming to the U.S., and that they wouldn’t come from Iraq, was it necessary for Brian Ross to say in his voiceover, “…Iraq would never do such a thing.”?  I didn’t get that from the translation.

Still wondering which side the press is on? February 15, 2006

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Via Michelle Malkin:

“Watching the news in my hotel room before my speech, I just saw CNN air a few of the new, highly inflammatory Abu Ghraib photos now making the rounds.

No pixelation of the nude prisoners in the photos. No disclaimers about paying respect to members of the US military who will be endangered by publication of the pics. The Washington Post used the opportunity to republish Abu Ghraib photos and video it obtained in April 2004.”

So, let’s see…CNN wouldn’t show the Mohammed cartoons out of “sensitivity” to Muslims, but they’ll show old pictures which serve no purpose but to slam the U.S. Military once again.

Want to see some other Abu Ghraib pics?  Go to Blackfive.  ‘Cause you won’t be seeing these on the news.