Video: Network newscasts pretty darned impressed with Hillary’s Benghazi testimony

posted at 3:11 pm on January 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Media Research Center, I hope we can all agree that the proper way to cover a high government official dodging questions about a catastrophic security failure on her watch that led to a U.S. ambassador being murdered is by focusing on her polling and recovery from a blood clot. Turns out the story of yesterday’s testimony wasn’t Hillary’s outrageous evasiveness about Benghazi, it was her personal triumph in showing up at the hearing after being sick and concluding a glorious reign at State that accomplished nothing in particular by enduring six hours of questions from angry Republican cavemen. And the networks, compared to cable, were admirably restrained: MSNBC has been in full fainting swoon for at least 18 hours while Piers Morgan, ever eager to accuse his opponents of having nefarious motives, used last night’s show to fart out a theory of how misogyny might be behind it all. Our media is indescribably terrible and, as with our government, we probably deserve it.

Anyone want to offer a candidate for most slobbering print coverage of Hillary’s testimony? I’ll nominate WaPo. They started out strong yesterday with Erik Wemple’s piece exploding Hillary’s “what difference does it make?” dodge, but it’s been all downhill from there. A smattering of op-ed headlines since this morning: “Good for Hillary,” “In her Capitol Hill swan song, Hillary Clinton shines,” and “Hillary Clinton’s Capitol Hill tour de force,” in which Chris Cillizza lets it all hang out:

She [got through her testimony] without once making news — in a bad way — on an incredibly sensitive and divisive issue while displaying (in relatively equal measure) sadness, anger, humor and seriousness, not to mention an unquestioned depth of knowledge on the subject matter. And she did so having spent much of the last month out of the public eye as she sought to recover from a concussion and blood clot.

From a pure political performance perspective, it was a masterwork…

Because it feels like Hillary Clinton has always been a part of our public life, it’s easy to overlook just how difficult what she did on Wednesday actually is. But, try this exercise: Imagine anyone else weighing a bid for president in Clinton’s shoes on Wednesday…

Clinton, on the other hand, is like Kobe Bryant. Bryant is not only a unique talent but he’s been around long enough to understand the rhythm of an NBA season, to pick his spots, to figure out different ways to score now that he is older and his athleticism is fading. That’s Clinton.

The “what difference does it make?” line that was brutally fact-checked by Wemple in this same paper isn’t mentioned. Elsewhere, Dana Milbank explains how the testimony “provided a broader vindication of the one-time (and probably future) presidential candidate” while Richard Cohen, himself a Hillary critic in the past, casually wonders if maybe Hillary’s gender isn’t part of what’s driving interrogators like Rand Paul “nuts.” Anyone want to try to top that? I checked the Times cursorily, but I’m willing to give them a pass if only for including this line — an instant classic nearly on par with “fake but accurate” — in their news write-up of her testimony: “In essence, Mrs. Clinton’s approach was to accept the responsibility for security lapses in Benghazi but not the blame.”



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Pitiful…

sandee on January 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

My local newscast yesterday showed the portion of testimony where Clinton choked up while talking about meeting with the families and they mentioned in the newscast that at times it was “heated”, but that’s it. No mention of her “what difference does it make” comment at all. No mention of her non-answers.

Everything about it showed her in a good light.

ButterflyDragon on January 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Cripe

If a gop sos did this part 12,487

cmsinaz on January 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM

…whose the drunk on the left?

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Until the GOP and conservatives start calling the media out, nothing will change.

bw222 on January 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Objective media dies in 2004. Pure propagandist “MiniTru” came out of the closet in 2006.

Nothing surprises me anymore.

jukin3 on January 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM

“I did not have security relationship with that Ambassador.”

Archivarix on January 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
George Orwell

Are we there yet?

the_nile on January 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM

This is the same group that is convinced that killing their own babies is a good thing. Once convinced of that, they will believe anything.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM

And what are conservatives doing about it? Nothing. The other side still controls the media and the American public is too busy being ignorant.

Daemonocracy on January 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

What does it matter…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

As Dorothy Parker said once of Katharine Hepburn’s acting, “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.”

Everything from (A) the grieving mother figure to (B) the shrill fishwife in one performance.

Drained Brain on January 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM

What does it matter…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Sorry, wrong thread…

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Hmmmmmmm … we are, for all intents and purposes the USSR II. The communist party is in power, and they have a propaganda apparatus the Soviets would have have killed to have. Our media puts the old Pravda to shame.

There is nothing these propagandists wouldn’t say or lie about.

I seriously wonder if the ballot box is enough to clean the commies out. It’s looking more and more like the answer is no.

darwin on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I can’t believe than not a single person asked the one and only important question…

“Who gave the ‘stand down’ order…?”

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

And what are conservatives doing about it? Nothing. The other side still controls the media and the American public is too busy being ignorant.

Daemonocracy on January 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The same money spent on Romney campaign should have been used to buy newspapers, magazines, and cable channels. Romney would lose anyway, but the next candidate would have a much bigger megaphone – or, at least, the Democrat would have a much smaller one. No Republican will ever win nationwide until the choke the MSM holds on the public discourse is broken.

Archivarix on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

“It this point what difference does it make?”

“That a clown question sis”

Heck even Fox played along. I didn’t bother watching the house version after seeing the senate romper room treatment.

DanMan on January 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

No one should be surprised by any of this. Hillary knew how the media would fawn over her behavior. And we know that if she were a Republican, the story would be about her anger, evasiveness, and stupidity. If you think that Republicans have any greater problem than the media, you’re completely mistaken.

EricW on January 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Until the GOP and conservatives start calling the media out, nothing will change.

bw222 on January 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

It needs to start now. The entire Democrat/media complex needs to be called out 24/7 between now and 2016. We all know they don’t give a rat’s ass about the 4 Americans killed at Benghazi or the subsequent coverup by the administration. The key here is to get them on record saying it(like Hillary sort of did yesterday).

If yesterday’s swooning by Dems(and even a few Republicans) over Hillary’s selfless devotion to her country and the media echoing those sentiments isn’t proof enough that they’re already laying the groundwork for her coronation in 4 years, I don’t know what is.

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

It’s not all about media , GOP doesn’t fight. They could have borked her if they wanted.

the_nile on January 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I love chewing gum…

Aplombed on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Dig into their personal lives, and expose them, their flaws, their associations, their incestuous relationship amongst eachother. Go back years. To their college days. See how well they hold up under the microscope they use on others.

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Pitiful…

sandee on January 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Try “Goebbels.”

Del Dolemonte on January 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Nostradamus wasn’t needed to predict the Lamestream Media support after Hillary’s testimony on Capitol Hill, heaping praises upon her and proclaiming her to be such a great ‘Leader’ for traveling the globe representing the U.S. When pressed to list any real accomplishments as Secretary of State other than racking up air miles, the media is stumped.

At one point, Hillary seemed to be reciting lines from the movie ‘The Holy Grail’ – “It doesn’t matter WHO killed WHO…”! That’s right, Hillary – Everyone should just FORGET:
o The 2 previous terror attacks on the Libyan Compound/Stevens
o Stevens Warnings about the Al Qaeda flag flying over new Libyan govt buildings, that 10 new terrorist training camps had been started up, & that THEY COULD NOT SURVIVE A 3RD TERRORIST AATCK…
o That the CIA sent cables AT THE START OF THE ATTACK ON 9/11/12 directly to the White House ‘War room’ & the State Department INFORMING THEM THIS ATTACK WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK…
o That it has been proven that those CIA cables were modified directly from within this administration (White House)/her State Department deleting every reference to a ‘terrorist attack’…
O That HILLARY, OBAMA, & key persons in this Leadership PURPOSELY LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR MONTHS…
o That although Hillary identified Scape Goats, they were NEVER TRUELY PUNISHED – they were instead given a continuing ‘paid vacation’…
o That although she once again accepted responsibility for the complete FAILURE of the State Department to protect our Embassies/Embassadors, & getting 4 Americans killed, neither her or anyone else has embraced ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’!

Hillary ‘mock’ wept, talking about how she met the flag-draped coffins when they came home & hugged the family members…and she is to be APPLAUDED for her EMOTION?!
o Had she NOT DENIED 4 REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY, 2 AFTER (PREVIOUS) TERROR ATTACKS – Had she TAKEN SERIOUSLY the more than EVIDENT (2 previous terror attacks) growing TERRORIST THREAT in Benghazi, Had she PROVIDED ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHEN IT WAS REQUESTED…OR…If they had even taken Stevens/Americans out of Benghazi (after the 2nd TERRORIST ATTACK)….STEVENS & THE OTHER 3 AMERICANS WOULD BE ALIVE, THERE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ANY FLAG-DRAPED COFFINS, & THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO GRIEVING FAMILIES TO CONSOLE!

easyt65 on January 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Out-media them. That’s the only way. Utilizing our First Amendment is the key to winning the culture wars.

Unfortunately, liberals are really creative people. It’s the creativity that allows them to believe in fairy tale happy endings and to be naive about human nature.

ButterflyDragon on January 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

If yesterday’s swooning by Dems(and even a few Republicans) over Hillary’s selfless devotion to her country and the media echoing those sentiments isn’t proof enough that they’re already laying the groundwork for her coronation in 4 years, I don’t know what is.

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

“She’s unbeatable!”

chimpThreads

Limbaugh was recalling how chump’s Democrats tied an anchor to her and threw her to the sharks in 2008. After promising her it was “her turn” for decades.

Del Dolemonte on January 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?
d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Here’s an idea.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Anybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

The long-term solution is for conservatives to infiltrate and/or buy major media outlets. The short-term strategery I suggest is what John Sununu did with Soledud or Ben Shapiro did with Piers Morgan. Confront them head-on, call out their biases, and come prepared with irrefutable facts(that’s like kryptonite for liberal minds). I suppose if it gets ugly enough for the left, we’ll see a lot of hosts and anchors refuse to book intelligent right-wing guests in order to avoid embarrassment, but that’ll reduce them to MSDNC clones which will sink their already crappy ratings even further.

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I’m just curious.
Other than the “trophy” she gets for all of her travel, what has Hillary actually accomplished as SoS? This administration has been and continues to be a foreign policy disaster.

-The middle east is a complete mess. Libya and the rest of North Africa are in chaos. We’ve lost Egypt as an ally, and you would have to say now that they are a potential threat to Israel and the region.
-Traditional allies no longer trust us. We stabbed Britain in the back by reversing our position on the Falkland Islands.
-Our relationship with our ally, Israel, has never been worse, and we’ve put them in a more dangerous position.
-Iran marches steadily toward a nuclear weapon.
-Despite all of Obama’s outreach, we are held in lower esteem in the so-called “muslim world” than we were under Bush.
-Russia and China may like this administration better – but that’s only because we are perceived as weaker.

TarheelBen on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

CNN was running a glowing bio on Hillary this morning. How glowing? A co-worker who hadn’t been following the news wandered in, saw what was on TV, and asked, “Did she die?”

apostic on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Cheap theatrics.

Anybody ask why they put that stick up the Ambassador’s bung hole.

She said they “Carried Chris to the hospital. . . ”

Bet that stick made him easier to carry.

Hey – how’s that guy in jail in California? What does it matter to him?

Wander on January 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

“She’s unbeatable!”

chimpThreads

Limbaugh was recalling how chump’s Democrats tied an anchor to her and threw her to the sharks in 2008. After promising her it was “her turn” for decades.

Del Dolemonte on January 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

That’s because as much as the media loves the Clintons, they worship Obama. And I think they knew with him, they were getting a true Marxist ideologue whereas the Clintons(especially Bill) were far more pragmatic as evidenced by his move to the center after Newt became House Speaker. Plus the election of the first (half)black President was a bigger deal than the first woman President.

Now in terms of 2016, I don’t doubt for one second the media will gladly hop back on the Clinton bandwagon. Hillary’s election would be historic in its own right. She stands a far better chance of winning than anyone else on the Democrat Party bench(seriously, do they even have a solid contender besides her?). And the nostalgia for the good economic times of the 90′s(i.e. when Bill was President) might be enough to overcome any ill will the electorate has toward the Democrats after 8 years of a crappy Obama economy.

I’m not kidding. This scares me more and more every day. There is a large enough segment of the electorate that is so far gone and the media is beyond in the tank for the Dems at this point that anything short of a total economic collapse may not be enough to prevent them from holding onto the White House for a 3rd consecutive term if Hillary were the nominee.

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

And the news being reported NOW is that John Kerry,

The guy who:
o Was caught LYING about attrocities he NEVER saw in Viet nam…
o Was caught LYING by falsely claiming he was in Cambodia one Christmas…
o Who got a Purple Heart for getting a piece of RICE in his eye during a short time in Viet Nam….
o A guy who has PROVEN he HATES the military….
o Said the only reason people join the military is because they are ignorant & have no other option…
o is a huge, elitist, Liberal/Progressive SNOB…

…is going to waltz into the job Hillary is abandoning (before people wise up & demand she be thrown in prison for her lies/failures regarding Benghazi)!

I suggest he be assigned to Benghazi for a month, to the compound that was overrun by terrorists & in which Ambassador Stevens was killed, with the exact same amount of security Hillary afforded to Ambassador Stevens, to fully appreciate the need to protect & defend U.S. Embassies, Ambassadors, & Americans abroad. If…IF…he survives that month under these conditions, he will make a much better Secretary of State than Hillary. If NOT, we will underscore the need to provide more security to U.S. Embassies, Ambassadors, & Americans abroad! (Send Janet Neploitanto, Eric Holder, Harry Reid, & Barabara boxer with him for that month to keep him company!)

easyt65 on January 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

As Dorothy Parker said once of Katharine Hepburn’s acting, “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.”

Everything from (A) the grieving mother figure to (B) the shrill fishwife in one performance.

Drained Brain on January 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I like the Mary McCarthy quote about fellow lefty Lillian Hellman:

“Every word she says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.”

PortlandJon on January 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Dig into their personal lives, and expose them, their flaws, their associations, their incestuous relationship amongst each other. Go back years. To their college days. See how well they hold up under the microscope they use on others.

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Yeah, keep dreaming. Say, you dig out as much as a felony in some journalist’s past. As long as his colleagues refuse to cover it, it could have as well never happened.

If conservatives are so incapable of creating an independent media system – FOX is hardly independent – they have to buy existing outlets and replace top brass with reliable people. It may actually make money in the medium-long run as conservative public will flood in, starved for honest coverage.

Archivarix on January 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Dig into their personal lives, and expose them, their flaws, their associations, their incestuous relationship amongst eachother. Go back years. To their college days. See how well they hold up under the microscope they use on others.

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

That’s a resume enhancer in the MSM. CNN took on Piers Morgan knowing full well his ‘career’ in Britain was one of lies and willful misleading of the public, for which he was eventually fired over there.

Why he came here, instead of taking another job in Canada or another place in the British Commonwealth, tells me he might well have been persona non grata in those places for his infamy, and only a hard-left American outlet would have him.

Liam on January 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I expect to see the Motion Picture Academy put her up for this years Oscar and she wins.

docflash on January 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

PortlandJon on January 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Brother?

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

As I’ve been saying, the Republicans have a media problem they have to deal with. Now, what the press is telling the public here is that Hillary did a good job and the Republicans were mean to her, if they don’t question her “What difference does it make.” comment. Of course, my guess is they still haven’t figured out the administration sent the UN Ambassador out to lie.

bflat879 on January 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

And the news being reported NOW is that John Kerr … is going to waltz into the job Hillary is abandoning

This makes me wanna throw my medals over the White House fence if it wasn’t so cold out just now….

apostic on January 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I expect to see the Motion Picture Academy put her up for this years Oscar and she wins.

docflash on January 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Shhhh. Don’t give the Norwegian Nobel Committee any ideas….

apostic on January 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Brother?

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Not possible. Couldn’t be two conservatives in Portland, Oregon. Or are you in Maine?

PortlandJon on January 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Well you knew this would happen. The question for me is why the GOP is pursuing this at all given that the American people explicitly do not care that our embassies were overrun and our people were killed as a direct result of Obama’s intervention in Libya> Furthermore, they do not care that the administration made a calculated decision to attempt to hide political & strategic failure by LYING about a stupid film.

The GOP should shrug their shoulders and remind the American voter “…hey, we can’t care about this more than you do.”

It still amazes me that the Administration has gotten away with Libya. From violating the War Powers act, the hypocrisy of liberal charges of “cowboy foreign policy”, lying about boots on the ground, dead ambassadors, scapegoated filmmakers, dead Navy Seals, and a pack of lies to cover the whole thing up.

You have to ask yourself what would it actually take for the American voter to wake up and realize “this guy really sucks!” ???

SAMinVA on January 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I can’t believe than not a single person asked the one and only important question…

“Who gave the ‘stand down’ order…?”
Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I kept saying that exact same thing yesterday. She claims responsibiity and then says she didn’t know so much of what was going on. When the hostages were rescued she didn’t ask them any questions. It is obvious to this administration that the biggest screw up was the SEALS trying to stop incursion and save the hostages.

DanMan on January 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

… while Piers Morgan, ever eager to accuse his opponents of having nefarious motives, used last night’s show to fart out a theory of how misogyny might be behind it all.

Must be a British thing.

I remember that douche Elton John shrieking that America must be mysogynistic because Hillary didn’t win the Democrapic primary in 2008, all the while deriding Sarah Palin as being unintelligent and unqualified.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Objective media dies in 2004. Pure propagandist “MiniTru” came out of the closet in 2006.

jukin3 on January 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I agree, but I think you’re off by a few decades.

I recall Walter Cronkite lying to the American public in 1968 about how the Vietnam war was going.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The press is the enemy. Treat them as such.

RobertE on January 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

SO MANY questions went un-asked….don’t know if it was ‘professional courtesy’ or a complete lack of ‘testicular fortitude’ on behalf of the GOP…

It’s not rocket science — here are some of the simple questions that should have been asked:

o There were 2 previous terrorist attacks on Ambassador Stevens’ comound, the last 1 leaviung a 4 foot hole in the compound wall. Requests for additional security were made by Stevens/Stevens’ Staff after each one….
1. Why was no additional security provided, ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT 2ND ATTACK?
2. 2 terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound/against a U.S. Ambassador does not merit your attention / does not merit a report being elevated to your level? (If not, what does? Oh yeah – the MURDER OF A U.S. AMBASSADOR!)

o After the 2nd attack, Ambassador Stevens filed a report to the State Department declaring 1) Al Qaeda Flags were ‘now’ being flown over new Libyan Government buildings, 2) 10 (TEN) new terrorist training camps had been started in Benghazi, & 3) HE & HIS STAFF WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE A 3RD ATTACK – which was accompanied by ANOTHER REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY….WHICH WAS AGAIN DENIED:
1) None of this merited your attention? (What, didn’t you have time traveling all over the world to ‘hob-knob’ with world leaders to DO YOUR JOB?!)
2) WHY DIDN’T YOU / THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TAKE AMBASSADOR STEVENS’ WARNINGS SERIOUS?

o The CIA has stated under oath that within an hour of the attack in Benghazi beginning it sent cables to the White House War Room & the State Department reporting the on-going attack on Ambassador Stevens’ compound in Benghazi was a TERRORIST ATTACK…
1) Did you see that cable? If so, when? if NOT, WHY not?

o We already know those cables were modified & all reference to a ‘terrorist attack’ was deleted, a false story about a protest over some video inserted.
1) WHO modiefied these cables – the oner sent to the State Department? Who modified the one that went to the War Room?

Since there were 2 cables sent to 2 different locations, both modified to say the exact same thing, that would mean there had to be someone within the State Department & another inside the White House working together….
1) Has the Attorney General been asked to conduct an investigation regarding these CRIMES? If not, WHY not?

You are RIGHT – 4 Americans are dead — The cables were sent shortly after the 6 Hour+ attack began:
o Drones were overhead providing streaming video 2 hours after the attack began – WHERE WERE YOU? Why weren’t you watching? You watched the OBL take-down, right? Ambassador Stavens’ assassination not important enough for you to pay attention to?
o WHO GAVE THE ORDER for Spec Ops teams at Signella Ar base – 2 hours away…WHO WERE ALREADY PREPPING TO GO – to ‘STAND DOWN’? Who was it that relieved General Ham, AFRICOM COMMANDER, of his command moments after voicing his intent to IGNORE THAT ORDER?

FINALLY….

You & President Obama debated who would be best suited to receive that ‘fictitious’ 1am phone call….in regards to Libya, you got it twice in the form of 2 previous terrorist attacks against Stevens & you were asked numerous times to provide additional security….and instead of answering that ‘phone call’ you rolled over & went back to sleep…and 4 Americans died. Why should you be allowed to step down as Secretary of State in light of this failure & in light of those deaths instead of being deservedly FIRED?!

I am sure you (& others) could come up with a lot more/better ones…

easyt65 on January 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

There are days when, cynical as anyone who’s actually paying attention, I can still be utterly gobsmacked by the sheer indecency of it all. The woman literally says the words “what difference does it make”, and in Congressional testimony no less… and the media zombies line up. Unbelievable.

Murf76 on January 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

There are days when, cynical as anyone who’s actually paying attention, I can still be utterly gobsmacked by the sheer indecency of it all. The woman literally says the words “what difference does it make”, and in Congressional testimony no less… and the media zombies line up. Unbelievable.

Murf76 on January 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I think I know exactly how you feel.

Dig into their personal lives, and expose them, their flaws, their associations, their incestuous relationship amongst eachother. Go back years. To their college days. See how well they hold up under the microscope they use on others.

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I saw 2016:Obama’s America. Nothing in there mattered. Even if it had emerged that, say, Obama misrepresented himself on a college application as a “foreign exchange student,” or that he had wives in Kenya and Indonesia, it wouldn’t matter.

That’s what has me shaking my head. It just doesn’t matter.

Drained Brain on January 24, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Not possible. Couldn’t be two conservatives in Portland, Oregon. Or are you in Maine?

PortlandJon on January 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Nope. SE Portland. Surrounded by libs. I’ll broadcast as long as I can…..

portlandon on January 24, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Didn’t expect to see anything different. Not only did they not objectively look at Hillary’s testimony…they didn’t give a pip about the 4 dead Americans or their families and friends.

CoffeeLover on January 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

ybody got any good ideas on how we change the media corruption..?

d1carter on January 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

A. Buy them all, and fire everyone, starting over again – not with intent to have a conservative media, but an actual independent one that will actually hold politicians – ALL OF THEM – accountable.

B. Shoot them all as treasonous enemies of the state.

Just saying.

Midas on January 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

O/T, hope no one has posted this yet, if so this is good to post again! IIRC this is not the first time a fly has done this on bho’s face? It makes me think of ‘Amityville Horror’ with all the flies everyplace around bho!

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/fly-lands-head-u-president-barack-obama-white-photo-203805084.html
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letget on January 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Ace

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/336869.php

We Must Do Something About The Media

It’s important.

I already mentioned the media’s Hillary Tributes, but there’s even more of it.

And I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m truly alarmed about it: What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.

The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.

No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They’ll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.

This is dangerous and unhealthy. I keep banging this drum but honestly, some patriotic billionaires do have to band together to purchase or build a media outlet. The outlet would be founded upon a simple premise: that it is dangerous and ultimately fatal for democracy for media power to fuse with government power, that the adversarial press is vital.

r keller on January 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

O/T, hope no one has posted this yet, if so this is good to post again! IIRC this is not the first time a fly has done this on bho’s face? It makes me think of ‘Amityville Horror’ with all the flies everyplace around bho!

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/fly-lands-head-u-president-barack-obama-white-photo-203805084.html
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letget on January 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Flies do seem to land on his face a lot.

They do like sh1t, after all.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Allah, I think it’s a little early to put 2016 polls out there. Hillary’s numbers are not going to be that high by the end of a campaign. Unless we nominate someone who loves her

Flapjackmaka on January 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The administration didn’t even lie well… you can’t even give ‘em kudos for that.

Opinionnation on January 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM

r keller on January 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Confront them on their own turf. Call out their lies at their websites. There are a lot of low info folks who take what the kneepad media spews out as the truth. Challenge them on what they print. Conservatives need to be more vocal in calling out the lies of democrats/media.

Send letters to their advertisers…let them know you won’t buy their products if they continue to advertise with certain media groups.

Waiting for a billionaire to save the day will be a long wait.

HumpBot Salvation on January 24, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I can really bare to watch the whole spectacle of what the country has become under the complete message control of the Democrats.

I predicted somewhat when watching to rise of the Obama cult in 2008 to my Dad that this was trouble and a turning point.

When lies are OK and failure is not even mentioned no less the people mentioning are fanatics and racists then you really have the recipe for 1930′s Germany.

Conan on January 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

The long-term solution is for conservatives to infiltrate and/or buy major media outlets. The short-term strategery I suggest is what John Sununu did with Soledud or Ben Shapiro did with Piers Morgan. Confront them head-on, call out their biases, and come prepared with irrefutable facts(that’s like kryptonite for liberal minds). I suppose if it gets ugly enough for the left, we’ll see a lot of hosts and anchors refuse to book intelligent right-wing guests in order to avoid embarrassment, but that’ll reduce them to MSDNC clones which will sink their already crappy ratings even further.

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Also be ready to undermine the source of their outrage by pointing out the blatant nonsense that is the liberal basis of beliefs.

For example, when confronting Piers Morgan and his grandstanding on how guns killed kids, ask how he can say that and still support abortion that has killed over 55 million kids. We are the party of reality and life. They are the party of illusion and death. Hammer them time and time again. But BE PREPARED FOR IT!

dominigan on January 24, 2013 at 6:08 PM

The “Stupid Liberal Cun&s” caucus has been heard from. Swell.

Jaibones on January 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hillarious: Rand Paul’s questioning of Hillary!!! gave Babs (“Call me Senator Ma’am” Boxer the vapors.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-barbara-boxer-infuriated-by-sen.-rand-pauls-attack-on-hillary/article/2519571

onlineanalyst on January 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Obama is Beelzebub. Literaly “Lord of the Flies”.

May he be fully rewarded on The Day of The LORD.

tom daschle concerned on January 24, 2013 at 6:35 PM

It still amazes me that the Administration has gotten away with Libya. From violating the War Powers act, the hypocrisy of liberal charges of “cowboy foreign policy”, lying about boots on the ground, dead ambassadors, scapegoated filmmakers, dead Navy Seals, and a pack of lies to cover the whole thing up.

You have to ask yourself what would it actually take for the American voter to wake up and realize “this guy really sucks!” ???

SAMinVA on January 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

It doesn’t amaze me. The low-information voters are such because the media have never covered these issues in any depth, if they covered them at all. Like the Fast and Furious gun-walking scheme, the public is not aware of the criminal deceit going on at the federal level.

onlineanalyst on January 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Look on the bright side: their ratings are plummeting.

Jim Treacher on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Fox News, Judson Berger: Clinton calls for change in laws that:

The Witch cries again:

These 4 people were not pulled from their jobs to be disciplined.

They QUIT. She can except their resignations or reject their resignations with out prejudice. Her hands are NOT tied in this matter.

Unless you are playing Arkansas Scrabble.

Resign: To tender a relief from potions without prejudice.
Re A sign: To tender a relief from position for another without prejudice.

MisTwiLies Run & Hide CYA
(Misleading, Twists and Lies)

jpcpt03 on January 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

It must be nice to be a Democrat where the media thinks your sh!t just doesn’t stink.

gsherin on January 24, 2013 at 8:34 PM

There is nothing more important than the corruption of the media. When most of the country do not hear of the scandals and only hear scandal cover ups, when the political department heads are openly calling for opposition party anhillation we are almost at the point of revolution.

Ghettos organize. So must we. The majority of conservatives are middle class. If we organize and boycott and directly take on the media we can win.

Force stores to stop carrying NYT and Time. All conservatives buy out a media company with each buying only a few shares. Boycott companies advertising of ‘news’ programs. Breitbart. Produce simple videos detailing the corruption that can be linked to. Infiltrate and take over. Get the entire GOP on message about the corruption.

We can fight!

We need daily threads on this on every major conservative website and groups working on it.

GardenGnome on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM