Ah, the ever-brilliant Neal Gabler. Today on Fox News Watch, one of the topics was the media propaganda war, and who was winning – and why?
The segment began with a piece from Rumsfeld’s speech to the Council on Foreign Relations from Feb. 17th about that very subject, on whether or not we were winning that media war.
Neal: Pointing out a contradiction he sees â€œâ€¦one the one hand, he seems to be promoting the idea of American propaganda; that we ought to go out there and propagandize (Cal makes a face, seen below) just the way that Al Qaeda is doing. And frankly, you know, this Administration doesnâ€™t have that much credibility when it comes to putting anything out there, much less propaganda.â€
The discussion continued…
Cal: “Itâ€™s not just the Al Qaeda types with their almost universal message and their censorship of other information. Itâ€™s also Western press. I watch a lot of the BBC, especially when Iâ€™m in the U.K. I donâ€™t even recognize my own country. They almost always take the side of not only the political left, but the Palestinians in the Middle East – the Arab side – they go out of their way not to give the Israeli side. And so I think itâ€™s more than just the Arab world. I think thereâ€™s a lot of media in Europe, in the U.K., that is hostile to all things Americanâ€¦”
Folks, this illustrious event will be held in Houston, TX this weekend, and broadcast on TV Saturday. For reasons other than it will be a sheer pleasure to watch it, I will be recording it to report back here (besides, I don’t have a root canal scheduled for that day either, unfortunately). We got a preview, however, tonight on Hannity & Colmes. Tavis Smiley & Cornell West appeared on the show to talk about this weekend’s upcoming event, the “State of the Black Union,” and proudly advertised it would be televised on C-SPAN all weekend. I’ve listened to this over and over, and I still can’t make much sense of what Tavis or Cornell are talking about!?!?
Right out of the box, Alan warns that Sean will be along to rattle on about Harry Belafonte, blah, blah, and blah…. But finally after Sean does get to speak, Tavis immediately gets into the spirit of things. He comments that “black folk (sic) resent things… they resent being taken for granted by the Democrats, they resent being ignored by the Republicans, they resent having an Administration that pushes an agenda and often times is unanswerable to their agenda…”
Originally Appeared on Gribbit’s Word on 28 August 2005
For a year now, Stop The ACLU has been bringing information to you about the evil ways of the ACLU. We’ve been telling you about their war on religion, the Boy Scouts, Christmas, religious icons in public, the 10 Commandments, children, and the United States. But are you listening?
Judging by the comments that we receive, I’d say the only people listening are our own members and those who are poised to argue the ACLU cause. But we must have some readers who are in shock or out-right disbelief that any organization called “American” Civil Liberties Union would be fighting for causes contrary to the best interests of this nation. But they are.
Their latest alliance is with CAIR (Council on American – Islamic Relations). Op/Ed writer Sher Zieve had this to say in The American Daily.
ACLU Alliance with CAIR?
By Sher Zieve (08/26/05)
Bill O’Reilly is still at it. No matter how much he gets bashed for being too “harsh” on these idiot judges and attorneys who defend pedophiles, I have to say I’m DEEPLY thankful that we have such a strong voice about this egregious crime.
Stalking and molesting children has been occurring all too often, and with not much consequence as of late for the offenders. I don’t know if it’s happening more lately because of the Internet, or if it’s just easier to track and catch them now BECAUSE of the Internet. But either way… these deviants must be stopped, and their enablers put in the limelight until they are publicly humiliated by folks like O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and John Walsh.
This past week, Bill highlighted the case of a Florida man, 20-year-old Shawn Strawser, who was convicted of luring FOUR 7- to 10-year-old girls to perform oral sex on him!!!!! Strawser was represented by slimeball attorney, Jeffrey Voluck. They went before FL Court Circuit Judge, Marc Gold, and he was given his sentence.
Ready for this?
Fifteen months in jail, 75 months of probation, and lifetime registration as a sex-offender (which Voluck believes is a very stiff punishment).
Jim Angle sat in for Brit Hume on Friday’s “Special Report,” probably because Brit had too many idiots to fend off for his alleged “softball” questions for Vice Pres. Cheney in his exclusive interview. The other BBNs are just jealous… CNN’s Jack Cafferty even referred to the Fox News Channel as the “F-word channel” (see John Gibson’s radio response here).
Does the truth hurt, Jack? You guys are losing in the ratings, and you don’t even know why. It’s right there, glaring in your face and you can’t even see it.
(photo courtesy of Expose the Left)
Heck, even MSNBC’s own poll about who really cared about the story, or thought it was important, showed that only 30% cared about it at all, and 70% couldn’t care less.
Anyway, it was panel-time, and tonight was a fantastic arrangement. It was Fred Barnes at the end of the table, Charles Krauthammer on the right of Jim, and that NPR idiot, Juan Williams, sandwiched in between. I knew he was sunk when the panel line-up was announced. He should have known, too, and taken his crayons and gone home. But, much to my delight, he didn’t – and provided us with a few good laughs. He was nothing more than a play-toy for Fred & Charles, both heavyweights in the politico pundit arena, and Juan is a mere puppet for the Left.