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Mass confusion at OWS or just stupidity?

Open Thread: Occupiers Don’t Like Redistributing Their Own Wealth
October 27, 2011 by NB Staff

CNN Skips Fiscal Ties of OWS to Far-Left Organization
October 24, 2011 by Matt Hadro

OWS Supporter Michael Moore Lies on National Television About His Wealth: No I’m Not Worth Millions
October 26, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

UPDATE:

After Lying About His Wealth on National TV, Michael Moore Admits He’s A One Percenter
October 28, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

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Is OWS favored by America’s news media?

CNN Asks: Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?
October 26, 2011 by Matt Hadro

AP Pair Discovers Religion at ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ Turn Blind Eyes to Profanity, Violence, and Other Sins
October 24, 2011 by Tom Blumer

NYT Denies Broad Anti-Semitism at OWS; Quick to See Racism at Tea Party Rallies
October 24, 2011 by Clay Waters

Bozell Demands Networks Report Rampant Anti-Semitism at ‘Occupy Wall Street’
October 25, 2011 by NB Staff

Networks and Cable Still Mostly Silent on Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street Protests
October 25, 2011 by Scott Whitlock

Big Three Nets All But Ignore Occupy Oakland Violence and Arrests
October 25, 2011 by Matthew Balan

Jewish Leaders Join Bozell’s Demand for Network Coverage of Anti-Semitism at ‘Occupy Wall Street’
October 26, 2011 by NB Staff

Networks Spin Violent ‘Occupy’ Protesters as ‘Pushing Back,’ Minimize Rock Throwing
October 26, 2011 by Scott Whitlock

UPDATE:

NYTimes Almost Ignores Anti-Cop Violence at Occupy Oakland
October 28, 2011 by Clay Waters

Even Mother Jones Confirms Police Provoked by Occupy Oakland Demonstrators
October 29, 2011 by P.J. Gladnick

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Telling black people how to think and act, diversity not included

WaPo Finds Blacks Demanding Racial (Racist?) Unity Behind Obama
October 18, 2011 by Tim Graham

The front page of The Washington Post carried a story Tuesday on black liberals demanding all blacks stand with President Obama — just because he’s black. Krissah Thompson’s story carried some noteworthy “get in line” quotes from the forget-the-black-unemployment-numbers crowd, but the closest thing to a moderate or conservative in the article is a man suggesting Obama is not God. Mostly, we read things like this:

“Let’s not even deal with the facts right now. Let’s deal with just our blackness and pride — and loyalty,” [radio host Tom] Joyner wrote on his BlackAmericaWeb.com blog. “We have the chance to re-elect the first African-American president, and that’s what we ought to be doing. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he’s a black man.”

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Is Occupy Wall Street astro turf?

Open Thread: Occupy Wall Street Arrest Scam Revealed
October 18, 2011 by NB Staff

It comes as no surprise that Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to be arrested due to their disruptive and violent behavior, but according to a new video released by EAGtv, it seems as though being paid to protest is not the only Occupy Wall Street scam. The video captures protestors pre-arranging who in the crowd is going to be arrested so cameras can catch the most dramatic footage of the scene.

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Ignore the progressive hate at Occupy Wall Street

Will Media Report Racism and Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street Protests?
October 16, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

Remember all that media talk about the Tea Party being a bunch of racists because a handful of tasteless signs appeared at rallies around the country?

Given that excessive, disproportionate outrage, the press should be truly disgusted by videos that have been taken of overt racism and anti-Semitism occurring at various Occupy Wall Street protests and associated jobs rallies from coast to coast (multi-clip video follows with commentary, extreme vulgarity warning):

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Is it a war on children?

Imagine, if you will, a war is going on. It’s happening in some other country, so you don’t have to see it for yourself. But you do hear news stories about it, describing the horrors of the fighting and the tragedies suffered by those involved. Now imagine there is a law in place requiring you to join the military, so you can be shipped off to that war and take your place in it.

What do you do? For those educated in public schools (who have probably never heard this), let me tell you this is not a hypothetical scenario. A situation like this actually happened as recently as the 1960s. Let’s take a look at it.

During the Vietnam war there were many who dodged the draft under the auspices of “conscientious objection”. As the idea goes, some felt the war was unjust and therefore a violation of their conscience to be required to participate. Others thought it unjust to force a free people to engage in a government action, as the draft forced young men to join the military. Others simply didn’t want to go to war regardless of other considerations, because killing violated their individual commitment to peace. Do you notice a pattern here?

Apparently the freedom of conscience was a big deal to many in the 60s and 70s. We even hear talk about this today, with Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)calling for a new military draft and the controversy still generated by the idea.

What exactly is this freedom of conscience? To put it simply, it is the freedom to abstain from something (even something required by law) because participating or contributing to it would violate one’s conscience. But there are evidently some limits on this freedom.

In contemporary political discourse there is another issue in which freedom of conscience plays a role. It plays the same role as it did with anti-war protesters of the past when the draft was still in place. But now the issue is of a more domestic nature.

In October of 2011 MSNBC’s Martin Bashir displayed a perfect example of oppression and the violation of the freedom of conscience. NewsBuster’s Matthew Balan covered the incident in his Oct. 13 articled titled MSNBC’s Bashir: ‘Misogynist’ GOP Wants to ‘Let Women Die’.

On the issue of what is ironically called “abortion rights” Bashir takes an openly partisan stance on what remains a very controversial cultural divide. With the quoted material he presents and the guest speaker invited to join the discussion there is no question remaining as to Bashir’s position on the issue. Having an opinion is one thing, and promoting it is another.

Throughout the segment on the October 13 show Bashir and his guest promoted the idea that women’s rights were in danger by the newly proposed Protect Life Act, legislation offered by congressional Republicans. Advocates of the bill are portrayed by Bashir and his comrades as being uncompassionate while the issue is portrayed has having only one legitimate viewpoint: the right of women to choose. One might notice the conspicuous absence any meaning for the “right to choose” when this phrase is used. “The right to choose what?” one might ask.

But in this unabashedly biased display we do not see Bashir ignoring the freedom of conscience as he does the meaning of a right to choose. Quite the opposite, in fact. Bashir attacks the freedom of conscience directly:

The bill would go as far as to protect the right of a hospital to deny a woman a termination under any circumstances (sic), even in life-threatening situations. Hardly surprising, then, that the provision has earned the moniker the ‘let women die act’ from its opponents.

Imagine the freedom of conscience (the idea of individual freedom) being portrayed as anti-American during the Vietnam war. But here the very same freedom is portrayed as a great social evil, even an anti-American violation of women’s constitutional rights (don’t bother asking if men have reproductive rights). And Bashir demonstrates only one example that the freedom of conscience has only selective value to the political left, the supposed champions of individual liberty. Now the endeavor to protect the right to an opinion (in this case one differing from a progressive paradigm) is portrayed as a “war on women”.

In regard to war, primarily U.S. involvement in war, conscientious objection is still touted as sacrosanct. And so it should be in the abortion controversy as well. What is anti-American here is the bullying of those who do not subscribe to a progressive point of view. This could easily be viewed as a war on children – ignore the constitution, the right to kill unborn children must be protected at all costs.

If you find Martin Bashir’s treatment of this issue troublesome (or worse) I urge you to contribute to your local prolife/right to life organization. In my area, a group called Sav-A-Life is hosting its first annual banquet, on November 7 at 6:30pm. This will be held at Circlewood Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. This event functions as a fund raiser and as an effort to spread the message that there are good alternatives to abortion. This first banquet will feature Kirk Walden, who often speaks to pregnancy care centers and helps them raise funds for their admirable and vital work. You can find out more about Sav-A-Life at their website.

The Right to Life deserves protection and support as much as any other right of human kind. For Americans, this right is even explicitly mentioned in our founding documents (unlike the right to kill babies). Local right to life groups need your support. You can volunteer your time, donate funds to their cause, or contribute other material aid to your local groups.

If you can attend sporting events or concerts you can also spare just a fraction of that time or cost in support of the right to live. Please donate today.

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Andy Rooney recognizes liberal media bias

Andy Rooney Recognized Media’s Liberalism and Espoused It Himself
October 2, 2011 by Brent Baker

Andy Rooney delivered his final commentary Sunday night at the end of 60 Minutes and while the now 92-year old curmudgeon’s pieces usually dealt with non-serious topics, he should be credited for being able to recognize, unlike many of his prominent peers, that the media are liberal – even conceding his own “liberal bias.” He declared Dan Rather “transparently liberal” and quipped people in the news business “were almost evenly divided” in 2004 – “half of them liked Senator Kerry; the other half hated President Bush.”

Recognizing liberal media bias. Discussing Bernard Goldberg’s book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, on CNN’s Larry King Live, June 5, 2002:

I thought he [former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg] made some very good points. There is just no question that I, among others, have a liberal bias. I mean, I’m consistently liberal in my opinions. And I think some of the, I think Dan [Rather] is transparently liberal. Now, he may not like to hear me say that. I always agree with him, too, but I think he should be more careful.

When Dan Rather left CBS News, Rooney scolded him during a phone-in appearance on MSNBC’s Imus in the Morning on June 22, 2006:

“My problem with Dan was always that you knew where he stood politically. And the fact that he stood on my side didn’t have anything to do with it. I thought he was a bad representative of the liberal side because he was so obvious with his opinions. There were just little words he used when he was on the air that made it apparent to everyone that he was a liberal Democrat. And Cronkite, for instance, was just, had just the same liberal Democratic opinions as Dan had, but you would never know it. No one knew it during all the time Cronkite was on the air.”

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So racism is perfectly acceptable when liberals display it

George Lopez: Cain ‘Darker Than Obama, But Whiter On The Inside’
October 3, 2011 by Matthew Balan

On Monday’s “Fox and Friends,” liberal comedian George Lopez all but threw the “Oreo” racial slur at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain: “The Republicans do know that he’s darker than Barack Obama…but whiter on the inside.” Lopez also half-jokingly hinted that the Tea Party was racist after host Steve Doocy mentioned Cain had won a Tea Party straw poll: “He wasn’t serving the tea, ’cause that’s crazy”

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On CNN ‘It’s Difficult to Criticize a Black President’ But It’s Easy to Use N-ggerhead to Attack Herman Cain
October 3, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

CNN on Sunday doubled down on the Washington Post-made controversy “Niggerhead” involving Rick Perry by doing a second “CNN Newsroom” segment on the subject this time using the issue to attack Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain as well.

Putting a fine point on the absurdity on display, host Don Lemon concluded the piece with a discussion about how “it’s difficult to criticize a black president”

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Race Card deck

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Race baiters, civil rights charlatans, racial opportunists, and progressives in general needlessly interject race into debate. It’s time to call them on it. Get your Race Card deck today. 54 copies of the Race Card. You’ll have no problem finding opportunities to give Race Cards to those who deserve them. A quick way to make the point that race really should be a non-issue.

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When fear mongering is alright

Matthews: If Obama Loses in ’12 Conservatives Will Celebrate Death Penalty, Elevate Torture and Punish Gays
October 3, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

An overwhelming majority of Americans currently believe the nation is heading in the wrong direction.

Yet MSNBC’s Chris Matthews told his “Hardball” audience Monday about how wonderful the world will be if President Obama is reelected next year, and warned that a loss for the man that gives him a thrill up his leg would send “Tea Partiers and neocons…celebrating the death penalty, elevating torture, ending environmental protection as we know it, breaking unions, punishing gays, starting more wars, and enacting one more giant tax cut for the rich – or worse”

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MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Blames GOP for Cantaloupe Food Poisoning Deaths
September 30, 2011 by Kyle Drennen

In an outrageous rant during his 3 p.m. ET hour show on MSNBC on Friday, host Martin Bashir actually attempted to blame budget cutting by Republican lawmakers for a deadly outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe: “John Boehner and his Republican majority decided to gut the food safety and inspection service….Cut, cut, cut. Now the results are in. 16 people have lost their lives.”

Bashir went on to blame free market principles in general for the outbreak: “Republicans in Congress talk proudly of their commitment of laissez-faire economics, where government gets out of the way and everything works perfectly. You try telling that to those who ate melon with a side of listeria.”

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Liberal Tea Party good, actual Tea Party bad?

NBC Cheers Wall Street Protests As Liberal Version of Tea Party But Denounced Actual Tea Party
October 3, 2011 by Kyle Drennen

On Monday’s NBC “Today,” correspondent Michelle Franzen reported on the left-wing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York and proclaimed: “Protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality turned out en masse over the weekend….Voicing their discontent and marching for change.”

Touting the protest as “a movement that has taken off in the past few weeks with protests spreading to other cities around the country,” Franzen declared: “Labor experts say uprisings overseas have empowered protesters to speak out.” A sound bite was included of Columbia University’s Dorian Warren arguing: “Those movements, those revolutions led by young people [in the Middle East]…I think that’s another, let’s say, inspiration for why they are sitting-in now.”

On Saturday’s “Nightly News,” Franzen offered a similar report, including another sound bite from Warren, who asserted the Wall Street protests were “a liberal version of the Tea Party.” He added: “I think this could potentially carry over into the 2012 elections and get people to the polls.”

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about the movement: “…your column out tomorrow talks about the equivalent Tea Party movement on the left. What did we see over the weekend in lower Manhattan and in Brooklyn, this ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement….does the President, in a way, need more of this, more activism on the left to say, ‘We need a response to what we’re seeing on the conservative side’?”

Dionne agreed and lamented: “I think the President has been hurt by the lack of an organized left….A left would be out there saying, ‘Wait a minute, Barack Obama is a moderate or a moderate sort of liberal. We want to push farther than this.’ Right now, the whole discussion is skewed because the media has been obsessed by the Tea Party.”

That media “obsession” with the Tea Party actually began as an attempt to completely dismiss it.

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New York Times Freelancer Arrested In Occupy Wall Street Protest
October 2, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

The folks at the New York Times aren’t happy with just reporting the news. They want to be a part of it.

Such is quite apparent given the arrest of Times freelancer Natasha Lennard during an Occupy Wall Street protest Saturday:

In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested about 500 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. […]

A freelance reporter for The Times, Natasha Lennard, was among those arrested. She was later released.

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