As many of you know, Greg Palkot and Olaf Wiig were attacked, brutally beaten, hospitalized, blindfolded, and generally terrorized while covering the protests in Cairo, Egypt. Here in the first interview after their ordeal, you can see the visible injuries and wounds both suffered at the hands of the goons in the crowds.
I pray for them to both have a speedy recovery. And for Olaf, this isn’t his first close-call overseas reporting events around the world.
The perils for reporters and their crews overseas are omnipresent, but they valiantly carry on, bringing the news of the world to our TVs and computers. They are real troopers for this mostly thankless job.
Tonight on Hannity’s show, James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles & Andrew Breitbart were on to discuss the latest installment of ACORN’s rotten state. This features a new segment from Los Angeles, and is more disgusting than previous videos.
Are there more videos? You betcha! Wanna play correct, Holder? If not, you’ll be embarrassed and removed, along with the Obama administration next election cycle. Hannah & James deserve Pulitzer prizes for their investigatory journalism, but sadly they are getting no official journalism community recognition. However, you can head over to Big Government and contribute to their legal defense.
Help us bring down this corrupt administration, and the SEIUs and ACORNs of this world. That would be a true service to this country!
Well, the White House war on Fox News has been going on for a while now, and today it was going to continue. The Obama administration was making the “pay czar,” Kenneth Feinberg available to all members of the White House press pool for round-robin interviews, but specifically said “everybody but Fox.”
FINALLY the other media outlets found their testicles and said basically ‘if you don’t include Fox, then we won’t play either.’ So the White House relented. However, I’m not sure it was completely altruistic on their part.
So to the network execs I say… GOOD on ya! ALL journalists should stand in principle for an open and free dialogue, including those with opposing views. That’s the way it should be – the press should stand together to ASK the tough questions; not be in the tank for any political person of power.
Major Garrett did get that sit-down, but the White House pared the interview time for each reporter down to 2 minutes from 5. Personally I think it was a ‘warning’ shot across the bow to all the other news organizations not to over-step their bounds, but if the White House REALLY wants an enemies list, all they need to do is piss off the ENTIRE press corps. The press will only ingest so much Kool-Aid before they have to throw it up and realize they’ve been poisoned by the server.
Yes, he did. Last night on Bill O’Reilly, Ellis Henican was on to discuss the obvious media bias in the coverage of the recent murders of Dr. George Tiller, Army Pvt. William Long, and Guard Stephen T. Johns. However, Ellis didn’t agree it was media bias, but decided to explain the “newsworthiness” criteria to O’Reilly. You see, there are three things to take into consideration, according to Ellis, and they are this:
1. The prominence of the victim.
2. The incendiary aspects of the issue behind the murder.
3. Who is fanning the flames of that issue?
So, Ellis. Are you saying Pvt. Long is not prominent-enough of a victim to be considered newsworthy? Oh, REALLY?!? Okay fair enough. I’ll give you that much (in the mind of the MSM, that is, but I don’t agree), so let’s move on to the second criteria: the incendiary aspects of the issue behind the murder.
Pvt. Long was murdered BECAUSE he was an American, BECAUSE he was in the military, and BECAUSE he and his brothers are currently fighting a war against jihadists around the globe. You don’t believe these qualify for “incendiary aspects” surrounding the issue of this murder? Sorry, dude, but you’re way off base on that.
Megyn Kelly was on O’Reilly tonight, and if you didn’t know about this subject matter before, you will know now. Michael Yon is going to sue Michael Moore for copyright infringement for stealing one of Yon’s photos to use as propaganda on his website. O’Reilly calls Moore out for the coward he is, and Megyn gives us a good idea of who Michael Yon is. If you have any doubts of your own, Michael’s website was voted Best Milblog for 2008, and his dispatches from Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, are must reads if you want to know what is really happening “over there.”
I encourage you all to go read his blog, and if you can, please contribute to his fund. He is a private citizen, war correspondent, who brings you news like nobody else can or will. Michael subsists on private donations alone, and once you read his dispatches and see his photo essays, you will realize the importance of his work – and the validity of your dollars should you so choose to help him out.