Archive for Media Bias

What if They Held a Gun Buyback…

And nobody came?

Almost 1000 people took “A Pledge of Non-Violence” Saturday at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro.

This was to show their commitment to safety across the Gate City.

Gun owners also turned in unwanted firearms and ammunition at the event.

Peace broke out across the land! Lions lay down with lambs and Coke commercials broke out spontaneously among the citizenry.

(Anyone else wonder how they maintained such exemplary dentition while guzzling sugar water?)

That’s how Democrat-Media Complex would have you believe it went down. It tells you all you need to know that we have to ask the NRA for confirmation:

A report by Time-Warner Cable News tried to put a positive spin on things by noting that “almost 1,000 people” responded to take the pledge, leading one to believe that 1,000 firearms had been turned in, but this was hardly the case. As evidenced by the footage accompanying the story, the gun turn-in apparently resulted in a single BB pistol and a single sheathed hunting knife being “taken off the streets.”

Crimes involving firearms in Greensboro have increased 68% from last year, according to the report.

If it’s not enough to ask law-abiding citizens voluntarily to disarm when gun crimes are spiraling out of control, this event was held the day after the boulevards of Paris ran rouge with sang. What did they expect from the bitter clingers?

To sign this?


I think my kids had to sign that to get their yellow belts in karate. Even then it seemed lame.

PS: Technically, it wasn’t a buyback as no cash was offered. I think a jar of Damson preserves was as far as the GPD went.


CNN Doesn’t Think That The American Teenager Killed By Palestinian Terrorist Was Killed In A Terror Attack

Because when Jews are killed, it isn’t terror.

An American yeshiva student was among three people killed in the West Bank when an attacker fired shots from a vehicle and then rammed pedestrians with the car, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The attack happened at a busy intersection in Gush Etzion, the IDF said.

An unidentified gunman opened fire at vehicles stopped in traffic before ramming his vehicle into pedestrians, according to the IDF.

The suspected assailant was arrested.

Among those killed was 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz of Sharon, Massachusetts.

Tori Bentkover, director of communications for the Consulate General of Israel to New England, says Schwartz graduated from Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts, earlier this year and was studying in Israel at the time of his death.

A Palestinian man also was killed, emergency services told CNN.

A number of Americans were injured in the attack, according to Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the chairman of ZAKA, an emergency response organization.

Etc. It was “an attack” but not a “terror attack”. However, when the exact same thing happens in Paris, as long as the victims are not Jewish, it becomes a “terror attack”. When terrorists go after children and teachers at a Jewish school, they are merely attackers and it is just an attack.

And people wonder why I am so furious…

– Aggie


How Dems And The Media Work Together

Not nuanced

This Saturday’s second Democratic debate will be a much smaller affair than the first. With only three candidates on stage, CBS News plans to delve deep into the issues with each candidate and have taken advantage of the smaller pool by doing some intense research.
Moderator John Dickerson and his team met with each of three campaigns for over an hour to discuss the major issues at play in the race, sources on the campaigns said, describing the pre-interview as “informational in nature.”
Prior to the CNN debate, the campaigns said moderator Anderson Cooper did not reach out directly to them before the candidates took the stage.
“[Dickerson] and his team were very interested in getting to better know the senator’s stand on a wide spectrum of issues, what he would do about income inequality in this country,” said Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs. He said they discussed issues where there are real differences between the candidates — including gun control, the death penalty and raising taxes on the middle class. “John Dickerson’s a smart, impressive guy who cares a lot about the issues,” Briggs said. “I’m sure we’ll see a smart, issues oriented debate.”
A CBS News official said that Dickerson’s outreach to the campaigns was the same type of research he conducts for his weekly show “Face the Nation.” The official said Dickerson talked to three dozen people and organizations beyond the campaigns to “immerse himself” in the issues.

Good to know. Which candidate will be asked if she/he is running a cartoon campaign?

– Aggie


No. Wait. What? I Thought California Stabber-Boy Was NOT A Terrorist.

Huh. Why were we kept in the dark about this for so long?

I realize that we covered the beheading manifesto, but did we know that he also sported an ISIS flag?

The California college student who stabbed four people last week was carrying an image of the black flag of ISIS according to a report Tuesday, as well as a handwritten manifesto with instructions to behead a student and multiple reminders to pray to Allah, yet authorities continued to insist Faisal Mohammad’s motives had nothing to do with radical Islam.

The 18-year-old, who was killed by a campus police officer to end the Wednesday morning attack, was a loner who was incensed at being booted from a study group, according to Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke. But the extreme way Mohammad dealt with his rage, the presence of the printout of Islamic State’s black flag and the deadly plans spelled out in the two-page document he carried could indicate there was more to the attack than simple rejection.

“This fits exactly with what ISIS is looking for, individuals to go and do an act of terrorism unilaterally,” said Patrick Dunleavy, former deputy inspector general of the New York State Police Criminal Intelligence Unit and author of the 2011 book “The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection. “The fact that he may have been kicked out of a study group does not preclude this being a lone wolf act. It only needs some sort of trigger, which could be totally unrelated to Islam, that causes him to act on his rage and attribute it to Allah.”

“ISIS is not looking for a few good men; one crazy will do.”

And the government still denies is it terrorism. I stand by my first call. He copied Palestinian Arab terrorists with the knife; he was a terrorist.

– Aggie

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Another Lie Ben Carson Never Told

FWIW, he did try to stab someone:


So, the ROTC leader may or may not have been offered a full “scholarship” to West Point by General Westmoreland—but no argues that he had earned one.

And now, a self-incriminating claim of an attempted stabbing is also largely confirmed. To what end, I cannot say.

But this dame thinks she can:

Carson’s up-from-nothing, saved-by-Jesus-and-personal-effort-only story works, primarily with white Republican voters. It works because for some it affirms the conscious or unconscious connections (stereotypes) they draw between blackness, poverty and violence. For others, it demonstrates that Jesus saves. And for others still, it is a narrative that says other, potentially costly social solutions to poverty and violence are not necessary. It says that small government can work.

Of course, there are also some non-white Americans for whom Carson’s pitch works. But the Carson transformation story has certainly served him well in overwhelmingly white states with big evangelical populations, such as Iowa.

Allow this white Republican (by voting record, not by registration) to retort to the black (presumably Democrat) columnist. She can choose “dog whistle” words like “pitch” and transformation “story”, but I would call it an “autobiography”. And his is impressive because of his accomplishments: ROTC leader; Yale; med school; brilliant surgeon. We didn’t invent the connection between “blackness, poverty and violence”; Carson did. He was black, he was poor, he had to control a temper that tilted toward violence (once, anyway).

And for many, millions, Jesus does save.

She does not elaborate on “other, potentially costly social solutions to poverty and violence”, so I can’t comment, except to ask what solutions? Where? When? Fifty years of Great Society—costly in actuality, not merely potential—and how’s your poverty and violence?

I don’t think any amount of government, great or small, raised Ben Carson. I think he and his family did. (It sure wasn’t the village of post-riot Detroit.) He is an impressive man because of his natural talents, how he was nurtured, and who he chose to become.

And he’s still not my top choice! But I won’t let the curb-stomping he’s taken in the media pass without raising my own puny voice. The media call it “vetting”. I call it Howard Beach.

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Doing Well By Doing Bad

Keep it up, painful-stream media. Another month of this, and Ben Carson could simply buy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:

Ben Carson said Saturday he’s hauled in $3.5 million in campaign cash this week thanks to a “biased media.”

The retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate claimed 10,000 donations each day of the week in a tweet.

“We the People have made 10,000 donations each day this week, raising $3.5M this week alone. Thank you biased media,” he tweeted.

Last week, Carson tweeted that his campaign raised $10 million in October, notching its 800,000th donation on Nov. 1. And in the most recent fundraising quarter, he raised more money than any other GOP contender, taking in $20.8 million.

Pundits write about the inevitability of a Cruz-Rubio final, and I would be fine with that. But first, there are these little matters of Ben Carson and Donald Trump to get through. I note that Rubio’s purported strength comes from the support he’s received, or expected to receive, from two billionaires (Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson, respectively), while Carson signed up 70,000 supporters, contributing an average of $50, this week alone.

I would also note that according to the latest polls, fully half the GOP electorate supports a so-called minority candidate (Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Fiorina, Jindal); while a little over half support a candidate who’s never held political office (Trump, Carson, Fiorina). I’ve written before how hard it is to imagine Trump or Carson bringing the actual nomination home. But in a race as unconventional as this, maybe it’s the conventional candidate who doesn’t stand a chance.


Stolen Valor

I really hate it when presidential candidates lie so brazenly about their military records, don’t you?

Hillary Clinton once claimed that she tried to join the Marines in 1975, shortly before marrying her draft-dodging boyfriend, future president Bill Clinton. Or did Hillary Diane Rodham attempt to join the Army, as Clinton suggested in 2008? Or did she indeed try to sign up for the Marine Corps as part of an experiment to see how receptive the military was to female volunteers, as her friends have suggested?

In June 1994, the then-first lady spoke at a luncheon for female military veterans where she told a story about her attempt to sign up for the Marines in 1975.

“You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman,” Clinton recalled a young military recruiter telling her. “Maybe the dogs would take you,” he added, referring to the Army. [You sure that’s what he meant? Ed.]

“It was not a very encouraging conversation,” Clinton added. “I decided maybe I’ll look for another way to serve my country.”

So, after Wellesley College (’69) and Yale Law (’73), after working on the House impeachment committee in 1974, and around the time she accepted Bill’s proposal of marriage and joined him in Arkansas, she tried to become a jarhead? Ironic that she never waded the “shores of Tripoli”, but instead crashed and burned in Benghazi.

But it’s not just in Bosnia where Hillary’s war stories wax poetic:

But many were skeptical of the claim at the time. And in more recent years — in April 2008, to be exact — Bill Clinton said that his wife had attempted to sign up for the Army, not the Marines.

“I remember when we were young, right out of law school, she went down and tried to join the Army and they said ‘Your eyes are so bad, nobody will take you,’” Clinton said at a campaign event, according to Jake Tapper, then a reporter with ABC News.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Clinton’s claims into question at the time. She asserted that Clinton’s story “did not seem to fit in with the First Lady’s own persona” and that her claimed fervor for the military did not match her political work for anti-war Democrats or her then-boyfriend Bill’s recent dodging of the Vietnam War draft.

“Rodham was an up-and-coming legal star involved with an up-and-coming political star,” wrote Dowd, a longtime critic of the Clintons. “She had made a celebrated appearance in Life magazine as an anti-establishment commencement speaker at Wellesley College, where, as president of the student government, she had organized teach-ins on her opposition to the Vietnam War.”

Clinton had also recently moved to Arkansas in order to be with her future husband, she told friends. The couple was married on Oct. 11, 1975.

“So, if she was talking to a Marine recruiter in 1975 before the marriage, was she briefly considering joining the few, the proud and the brave of the corps as an alternative to life with Mr. Clinton, who was already being widely touted as a sure thing for Arkansas Attorney General?” Dowd asked.

I always thought failed romances led to enlistment in the French Foreign Legion, not the Leathernecks.

But who is she kidding?

“Is it possible she was testing?” Blair asked. “I don’t remember if she was seriously exploring a career, or was moved by curiosity, or patriotism or feminism. I wish I had kept notes.”

Ann Henry, another friend of Clinton’s and a business professor at the University of Arkansas in 1994, told The Post that she vaguely remembered Clinton mentioning the military in 1975.

Conducting a test of the military’s response to a female applicant “would have been consistent with what was going on with us at the time,” Henry told The Post.

A career anti-military leftist, whose senior thesis was on Saul Alinsky, a little long in the tooth and with bad eyes, could still volunteer for the Marines. But I doubt it.

As for that other “liar”, Dr. Benjamin Carson:

The door to the ROTC room opened and I heard the sharp commands of cadet colonel Ben Carson. For ROTC cadets, Colonel Carson would be a mixture of discipline and education. As a black officer in a predominately black school, these cadets he commanded were a distinct minority in a school where the Black Panther Party followers were dominant and antagonistic.

For me, on that morning as a young ROTC cadet, I saw this tall slender ROTC Commandant of Cadets who reminded us of a better way, a more honorable way, to conduct ourselves.

Carson’s firm but calm demeanor then was similar to his announcement for president now. He was not loud or bellicose, like the words and angry pronouncements spilling out from the Black Panther Party leaders in the school and in the neighborhood.

That day and in the days that followed, he discussed an honor and duty that each of the cadets had to embrace for themselves to help themselves and the nation. At this first formal cadet formation, Cadet Colonel Carson laid out a litany of expectations and goals that he insisted were not his goals, but were to be our goals, if we were to ever leave high school and go further and higher in life.

While his words nourished this young cadet, I still thought of my father who was lying in a hospital bed and wondered how could words that were intended to nourish and train and create a pathway toward freedom from the neighborhood streets could truly be anything more than simply words. What Carson trained us to understand and even embrace was the notion that words do have power based upon constructive action.

Even as the black ROTC cadets were called “Uncle Toms” and at times much worse, the power of Carson’s words and his instructions and those of the other officers under his command moved about their training roles with the guidance he imparted. He was a leader who was teaching how to take command by first taking responsibility. When he made corrective suggestions to officers, sergeants and privates alike, it was done to improve and enhance the cadet.

As I wrote yesterday, this episode in Carson’s life only burnishes his reputation. I had thought he was just a smart kid who overcame any barriers of money, class, and race to become one of the most respected surgeons in the country. I never knew that he had proven experience of leadership, and had impressed a completely different realm of professionals—the US military—before excelling in medicine.

Only in the cesspool of American media could Carson’s exemplary talents—he could have been a general or the Surgeon General (or president)—be soiled by suspicion and innuendo. And Hillary’s soldier-hating past and her lies get a good leaving-alone.


Dr. Carson Performs Surgery Without Anesthetic

Ben Carson can take care of himself.

But when it’s time to kick the media in the groin, I offer my services gratis.

This is suppposed to be Carson’s downfall?


He was an ace ROTC recruit who passed up the military in favor of medicine, where he made history—and we’re arguing over whether he had dinner on a Tuesday or a Wednesday? That he was highly regarded is not in dispute; that he was recruited, ditto; everyone found him to be a remarkable young man. His accomplishments by that age would dwarf those of Barack Obama—if Obama had accomplished anything. And we’re playing gotcha over the meaning of “scholarship”?

It’s not a “high-tech lynching”, in Clarence Thomas’s felicitous phrase; it’s a back alley knee-capping. It’s a dirty, low, sloppy hit piece.

Rush was on fire (as you would expect):

“Here is the full statement Watts provided to [The Daily Caller]: ‘Dr Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit. In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer. He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors.” He’s never maintained that he sought admission and never maintained that he attended.

“‘The Politico story is an outright Lie,'” it says here. “Dr. Carson as the leading ROTC student in Detroit was told by his Commanders that he could get an Appointment to the Academy. He never said he was admitted or even applied. The campaign never ‘admitted to anything. This is what we have come to expect from Politico.’ Politico reporter Kyle Cheney, who has the byline on the Carson story, did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment,” from The Daily Caller.

Forget the Politico spin, focus on this: “Dr Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit…. Dr. Carson as the leading ROTC student in Detroit was told by his Commanders that he could get an Appointment to the Academy.” Of course he could have waltzed into West Point. He was the best candidate in his class! THE BEST!!! What are we arguing about?!?!

Carson has already won this battle. The only people we dislike more than politicians are media hacks. Carson couldn’t have ordered up a better campaign boost. I hadn’t even bothered to read up on this episode in his life story, but I’m more impressed than ever. Thanks, Politico!

If some people thought he was a passive, a little soft, he’s dispelled that notion in half a day. Jeb Bush would take notes if he had one ball or half a brain.

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Boy, Obama Sure Told Them!

Oh snap!

“Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out,'” Obama said, impersonating a refrain among Republican candidates that he’s allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin too much leeway.

“Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you,” Obama said.

Well played, sir. Game, set, and match!

Like when:

THE PRESIDENT: And, again, if we step back and just remind ourselves what it is we’re supposed to be doing here, then hopefully common sense will out in the end.

Q It sounds like you’re saying that this is a Republican problem and not one that you bear any responsibility for.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, Julie, give me an example of what I might do.

Uh, sir, “Julie” isn’t president. You are.

And when:

[Major] Garrett asked, “Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?”


President Obama, however, was visibly angry at the question and snapped at Garrett, “You should know better.”

And when:

President Barack Obama got into a somewhat tense exchange with a Dallas TV reporter during an interview Monday at the White House.

After the interview was over, Obama advised WFAA-TV’s Brad Watson to “let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?”

Obama was grilled on a variety of topics — especially on if he’s trying to put Texas in play for the 2012 election. Texas is, after all, a solid Republican state, which he lost in the last presidential election.

“We lost by a few percentage points in Texas,” he started before Watson corrected him, saying, “Well, you lost by about 10.”

And when:

The town hall was expected to be an anything-goes affair – a perception stoked by reports organizers had solicited “lighter questions” like the what-underwear-do-you-wear asked of Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

But the under-30 participants were almost defiantly grave, with tough questions flung at the president on issues ranging from race, genocide in Sudan, immigration, domestic violence, youth unemployment and his decision to appeal a court decision invalidating the military’s policy on gays.

The most heated exchange came when Bridget Todd, a faculty member at Howard University, asked Obama about his “alleged commitment” to gay rights – challenging him to use an executive order to kill “don’t ask don’t tell” immediately, as Harry Truman ended segregation in the military.

“The difference between my position and Harry Truman’s was [that] Congress explicitly passed a law that took away [my] policy power,” said a clearly agitated Obama.

And when:

In the annals of President Obama’s dismissive putdowns, this one ranks right up near the top: “The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else.”

(I still, personally, believe that “You’re likable enough, Hillary” remains the apex of Obama one-line disses.)

And when:

Obama, feeling loose with less than two years left in office, noted criticism that he had taken a “selfie” photo in a viral video promoting his health insurance program, but he turned the tables on Republican senators who sent a letter to Iran warning them against a nuclear deal Obama hopes to secure.

“You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran,” Obama said.

And when:

The president snapped back at the PBS news host when Lehrer was trying to get Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to move onto a different topic. As Obama spoke, Lehrer tried to cut him off and explain that his time was up.

“I had five seconds before you interrupted me,” Obama said to Lehrer, prompting laughter from the crowd.

After Obama finished his answer on health care, Lehrer came back: “Your five seconds went away a long time ago.”

And when:

It was not so much that Romney was great, though he was smooth and personable, but that Obama was not. The president appeared snippy, his eyes flashing angrily during those infrequent moments when he looked at his opponent, his lips pursed and upturned when he looked down — which was often — as if he were trying to smile despite sucking on a particularly unpleasant hard candy. Republicans on Thursday morning were calling it a smirk, but it was more than that. There was, in the expression, a mixture of annoyance, impatience, and dislike.

I hope you enjoyed that half as much as I did compiling it. What a petulant twerp!

But he’s right: if you can’t stand up to a few (very, very few) reporters and a Mormon, Putin’s going to eat your lunch.

PS: I found those exampls by Goggling “Obama” and “snippy”. It’s by no means complete.

PPS: To wit:

“Now there’s a possibility that Assad has once again used chemical weapons,” reporter Mike Viquera said. “What did you tell these leaders here, who are disappointed last time, and will you use a military response if it’s confirmed that he used chemical weapons again?”

President Obama said that “Assad gave up his chemical weapons. And that’s not speculation on our part. That, in fact, has been confirmed by the organization internationally, that is charged with eliminating chemical weapons.”

“We have seen reports about the use of chlorine in bombs that had the effect of chemical weapons. Chlorine, chlorine, itself, historically has not been listed as a chemical weapon, but when it is used in this fashion, can be considered a prohibited use of that particular chemical”

As I wrote yesterday, what comes out of that man’s mouth is worse than what goes into it.

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Arabs Stab Jews, Damn Them

Damn the Jews, that is:

Despite this city’s notoriously volatile divisions, Bassem Zidani had felt fairly comfortable working in a cafe on the Jewish side of town.

His commute was only a 10-minute walk from his impoverished neighborhood on the city’s Palestinian side. He was friendly with his Israeli boss. In fluent Hebrew, his conversations with Israeli co-workers centered on mostly breezy topics like the weather.

Then came a wave of Palestinian attacks, and a crackdown by Israeli authorities.

In recent weeks, 11 Israelis have been killed in scores of assaults involving knives, screwdrivers and even a meat cleaver. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli response to the unrest, which has been especially intense in Jerusalem and brought an already fragile co-existence here to a breaking point.

“It’s become frightening for all of us,” said Zidani, 28, a resident of the Silwan area.

[T]he crackdown — involving checkpoints, military patrols and arrest raids in Palestinian areas — has been especially troublesome for them.

The checkpoints have turned Zidani’s commute into an hour — long ordeal, he said.

That poor man! That poor, employed, uninjured man. The Israelis have pierced his self-esteem with a figurative screwdriver.

Now, I ain’t no noosepaper reporter, but I thought the motto of the business was “if it bleeds, it leads”. Since when did anxiety knock slashing off the front page? There are many survivors of Arab stabbings (not enough survivors, too many stabbings); the WaPo couldn’t have interviewed one or more of them? How did the assignment conversation go?

-Say, skip, I got an idea.
-Yeah, ace? Shoot.
-Let’s ask Arabs how they feel about Arabs stabbing Jews!
-You don’t think maybe we should ask the Jews?
-Nah! Seen one gash, seen ’em all. It’s the psychological wounds I want to show.
-You don’t think maybe we should ask the Jews?
-Too obvious!
-Which is bad how?
-You’re looking at this all wrong, skip! The Arab’s worried sick about getting the hairy eyeball from a Jew. His hair’s falling out, his dog won’t leave his side…
-He has a dog?
-He will when I’m done with him. A mangy stray he took in off the street, nursed him back to health. He’ll speak perfect Hebrew and know the difference between a schlemiel and a schlemazel. I’ll make a mensch out of him.
-That’s the ticket, skip. Hold the front page for me—and I’ll need expense money.
-I still think we should mention the Jews.
-Have it your way, skip:

He also said that he recently saw group of right-wing Israelis demonstrating near the cafe. The men roughed up at least two Palestinian employees of a nearby restaurant, according to several witnesses including Zidani, who hid inside the cafe to avoid assault.

-Great touch! That’s why you’re the boss, skip.

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Cruz Has Earned Our Votes

Exactly so.

– Aggie

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In Which I Answer Aggie

See her post below.

I’m going to leave Trump’s candidacy alone. I like some of what he’s said (particularly about Mexicans), but like very little of him. He’s a stereotype of an arrogant New Yorker. That’s hard to love, much as I love some of his positions.

I have always acknowledged that the playing field has been tilted against Republicans, but only recently (like today) have I come to…not believe, exactly, but…fear, come to fear, that the sheer cliff-face conservatives face in this media and culture may be insurmountable. How else can four Americans lie dead in Libya with no one held repsonsible—not then, not now? Indeed, Hillary has been hoisted on the shoulders of the media like a victorious football coach (think Bum Phillips in a pantsuit)? How can a serial rapist like Bill Clinton be rehabilitated without consequence, but a recovering alcoholic, born-again Christian like George Bush is damned unto eternity? How can conservatives be targeted by an all-powerful federal agency like the IRS, and no one (but conservatives) suffers the consequences? How can one Mormon slander another about tax evasion (Reid against Romney), but only the victim of the calumny is believed guilty? How can Planned Parenthood surpass China as the world’s leading vendor of used internal organs, but it is the accuser (with video proof) who is excoriated in the press? How can the liberal media—the New York Times most prominently—be caught in lie after lie, yet still they hold sway?

You can quibble—a little—with any of these plaintive questions, but the point is inarguable. From the failures of ObamaCare to our betrayal of Israel, where is justice? Where is even a discussion of justice? Oh, you can find it in sleepy little backwaters of the Internet (welcome to Bloodthirstan!), but in the public square? I know smart people who know nothing of the topics we discuss regularly here. It’s not that they hold opinions contrary to ours, they hold no opinions at all. Lois who? Fast & Furious—you mean the movies? Thank God Obama got us out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hey, dipsticks! At least Mitt Romney didn’t eat his dog (tough)!

I have ranted too long, yet not enough. I could have and perhaps should have submiited a two-word comment.

[W]hat happens next, after he or Carson or Fiorina or Rubio accepts the nomination, is that the media explains, patiently and repeatedly, that said Republican candidate hates women, LGBT, people of color, elderly people, sick people, near-sighted people, people who prefer cats to dogs, people who can’t stand pets, bicyclists, and pre-school tots. No decent human being would ever vote for a Republican.

She’s right.

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