Goldberg: ‘Lamestream media’ runs with 2nd-hand stress angle

Most news agencies avoid the possibility that the Fort Hood massacre was a terrorist act, says media analyst Bernie Goldberg

While prayers go out to the families and survivors of those killed or injured during the worst mass shooting on an American military base, I can’t help but notice that the the majority of the rampant speculation as to what the motive might have been for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is flat out spin.

The investigation of the rampage which included more than 100 shots that left 13 dead and more than two dozen wounded, including the alleged shooter, Army psychiatrist Hasan, should not be about making sure we are politically correct.

There is a wealth of information that now shows that Hasan premeditated this attack … all the while spewing U.S. policy hate and Muslim jihadist verbiage.

“We shouldn’t jump to conclusions,” said President Barack Obama yesterday. Well, we shouldn’t jump to naive theories either.

Hasan may have acted alone, but he did have a team of enablers co-signing his rants. Now, the question remains … Can America continue to absorb those that hate the very host that harbors them?

Atheists to Federal Appeals Court: public prayer makes us sick

Atheists to Federal Appeals Court: public prayer makes us sick

Rick Warren - Obama inauguration

A lawsuit challenging prayer at Presidential inauguration is currently before the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and could be ruled on soon, according to a legal group defending the tradition.

LA CHURCH & STATE EXAMINER

The lawsuit, filed by hundreds of atheists and atheist groups, led by frequent litigant Michael Newdow, was thrown out by the lower federal court. The two pastors who offered prayers at President Obama’s inauguration, Dr. Rick Warren and Dr. Joseph Lowery, are named defendants in the lawsuit and are being represented by Pacific Justice Institute.

Last week, the Pacific Justice Institute countered the legal arguments of atheists who said public prayer traumatized them to the point of illness… read more

Went To a Joint Session of Congress and a Town Hall Meeting Breaks Out!

Sitting in front of the TV tonight, I thought I was watching President Barack Obama address a rare joint session of Congress about health care … but guess what … a townhall meeting broke out!

You lie!

The incident came directly after Obama said, “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson forgot he was not at a town hall meeting on health care and shouted, “You lie!”

Wilson’s outburst caused Obama to pause briefly before he went on with his speech. Overhead in the visitors’ gallery, first lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side, according to AP reports.

Wilson’s shout drew immediate condemnation from both sides of the aisle, ultimately leading him to apologize.

In the dark of the night, Van Jones resigns

While many Americans were already asleep and way past the prime time network and cable news, the word got out yesterday that Green Jobs Czar Van Jones took one for the “cause” and resigned.

Van Jones resigns

While grooming to be the official Kool-Aid distributor of the 2009 Acorn Games, Van Jones forgot that it’s all on YouTube … his calling President George W. Bush and Republicans an expletive, his 9/11 U.S. blame game, his whites-poisoning-minorities diatribe, his smirking and laughing at his own hate talk, and more … all caught on tape.

And then there was Glenn Beck and the blogs, Tweets, and Facebook friends who had enough. In one week of exposure to a communist in the White House … Americans had enough … and so did Van Jones.

Van Jones resignation letter:

“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Vicious smear campaign?

Perhaps it’s time for a reality check on the Van Jones issue … Van Jones retired because most Americans, and mostly the vocal ones, were fed up with a man who hates at least half of the country. No campaign needed … just simply truth exposed.

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ON THE SAME PAGE:

Van Jones Quits In The Middle of the Night – David Horowitz
The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones… – Michelle Malkin
Glenn Beck vs. Van Jones – Erick Erickson

Beck: ‘The American people stood up’ – Michael Calderone – “… the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness,” Glenn Beck said. “I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.”

RELATED:

Gibbs Responds To Van Jones Resignation – George’s Bottom Line

Controversy over fiery remarks fells Obama adviser – AP – Associated Press getting back to journalism? “The resignation was disclosed without advance notice by the White House in a dead-of-the-night e-mail on a holiday weekend.” Whew! I thought we lost you AP!

Van Jones Resigns – Gillian Caldwell – Writer Caldwell is one of the first liberals to call Van Jones resignation a “lynching.”

How Van Jones happened and what we need to do next – Phil Kerpen

Van Jones and the Scrooge Report on Twitter

If Iranians can start a revolution on Twitter, Americans can oust Green Jobs Czar Van Jones from the White House with a few tweets!
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My, my, isn’t it amazing how bold I/we can get in 140 characters or less! However, Tweeting on the subject of Van Jones is about a little more than boldness … it’s about helping people become aware of one bad apple that should not be as close as he is now to ANY U.S. president.

Missed the news on this Official Kool-Aid Distributor of the 2009 Acorn Games?

Well, where should we begin? How about Van Jones calling Republicans an expletive … oh, but wait, the Van Jones apology tour has begun: White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans ‘Assholes’

But, before I go any further, it’s not at all surprising that those who still hold traditional media dear to their hearts would miss news about the self-described communist. Case in point, this from an article published yesterday at the WashingtonExaminer.com:

The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy
By Byron York
From a Nexis search a few moments ago:

Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.

If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama’s Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, “Huh?” If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, “What?” And if you were in the Obama White House monitoring the Jones situation, you would be hoping that the news organizations listed above continue to hold the line — otherwise, Jones, who is quite well thought of in Obama circles, would be history.

And the article continues today with an update:

UPDATE: The New York Times, ABC and NBC hold the line

After the Jones controversy reached a boiling point on Friday, the Washington Post published a story, “White House Says Little on Embattled Jones,” on page A-3 of its Saturday edition. But the New York Times remained silent on the story.

Likewise, on Friday night the “CBS Evening News” reported the Jones matter, but ABC’s “World News” and “NBC Nightly News” again failed to report the story.

So, you say Van Jones’ name-calling is really no big deal. Can’t we just all get along? How about this video piece at Breitbart TV, where Jones is trying to explain some kind of distorted view on white teens and school shootings? I tell you, this guy throws back U.S. progress in diminishing racism by 20 years. Warning: this Van Jones snippet may attack all your sensibilities… Van Jones: Only “Suburban White Kids” Shoot Up Schools.

It seems every day now, there’s more disheartening information coming out about the Lenin-style-glasses wearing Van Jones. I’ll just add one more nugget for now …

This from Power Shift ‘09 conference in March:

“We’re really entering a third wave of environmentalism in the United States. The white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities.” – Van Jones (full story and video link available at AmericanRenaissance.com)

Where does America go from here? It’s certainly not a pretty picture now … and the future is a bit cloudy to say the least. For now, let’s follow each other on Twitter!

At least we can vent…

Twitter me @ScroogeReport!
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BREAKING NEWS: In the dark of the night, Van Jones resigns

Fake doctor at health care town hall

A town hall questioner at a meeting in Texas on health care begins her question by saying she is a primary care doctor. After getting audience applause and a hug from the speaker, “Roxanne” tosses a disjointed softball question.

Fox News commentator Glen Beck discovers “Roxanne” is not a doctor and is a Barack Obama delegate in Texas. Beck asks, “When will the media expose the lies?”

I have a degree in Journalism/Communications and 16 years experience in the media industry. That most media outlets will either not report this fraud or dismiss this reputable commentator’s discovery is astonishing. Get to know your sources of information!

Associated Press turns from trusted news source to White House PR

WASHINGTON — With no commentary heading or tag, the Associated Press (AP) published an apparent “news” story early Tuesday morning countering Sarah Palin’s opposition to the proposed health care bill with unsourced statements.
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Headlined, “FACT CHECK: No ‘death panel’ in health care bill” and written by AP reporter Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, the story leads with two opening paragraphs before a Q&A which appears to be a White House talking points post.

The AP piece leads:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the health care overhaul bill would set up a “death panel.” Federal bureaucrats would play God, ruling on whether ailing seniors are worth enough to society to deserve life-sustaining medical care. Palin and other critics are wrong.

Nothing in the legislation would carry out such a bleak vision. The provision that has caused the uproar would instead authorize Medicare to pay doctors for counseling patients about end-of-life care, if the patient wishes.

Nothing in the legislation would carry out such a bleak vision. AP gives no attribution to the opinion that the health care bill could not play out in the scenario Palin says might happen should the bill pass as proposed.

Instead, the Q&A section mirrors White House talking points on the bill. For example:

Q: Does the health care legislation bill promote “mercy killing,” or euthanasia?

A: No.

It is not until the last two questions of the nine questions and answers posted that AP gives any attribution to the answers.

The “FACT CHECK” piece ends with the line:

The White House says it is countering false claims with a “reality check” page on its Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov.

Following the story, another information line gives the link to a White House “Reality Check” page, which reads:

White House site on health care claims: http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/

The Associated Press has its roots dating back to a May 1846 agreement between five New York City newspapers to share incoming reports from the Mexican-American War, according to a Wikipedia posting.