Revealing look at media’s leftist spin machine

September 21, 2014

It’s been a while since we gifted our readers with a “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter” offering.

Today we make up for the lull with a blockbuster by Media Research Center’s Founder and President Brent Bozell, III, and Tim Graham, MRC’s Director of Media Analysis. Bozell is an acclaimed national leader within the conservative movement.

The duo present a superb collaborative exposé with “Journalists In Screech Advocacy Mode,” a powerfully informative commentary you won’t soon forget. The fact-filled report delves into the liberal bias that permeates network programming and what attempts to pass as print journalism.

Read the column and consider forwarding it to conservatives and liberals alike. Some will immediately agree and others will be enlightened —- which is never a bad thing.


French reject terrorists call to define themselves

September 20, 2014

Words matter. We’ve heard that phrase often, especially in political discussions.

As an example, pro-abortion factions despise being called that more honest description, preferring instead to hide behind the word, “choice.” The baby, whose life is terminated never gets to decide in that “choice” and in fact, is never actually referred to as a baby. The term “fetus,” devoid of sentiment, comes in handy in that context.

Any number of similar word plays spring to mind when discussing turns of phrase and definitions. The one we focus on today comes via the administration of French President Francois Hollande, and is brilliant in its simplicity.

The Islamic extremist terrorist group grabbing headlines with its bloody brutality and escalating  threats of violence is alternately referred to as ISIS, IS, or as the Obama administration prefers, ISIL. —- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The terrorists refer to themselves by the imposing term,  “Islamic State,” representing the compulsory Sharia caliphate they envision having ultimate global dominance.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was quoted recently in France 24, definitively stating,  “This is a terrorist group and not a state. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.’ ”

The Washington Post admits, “That logic is certainly understandable, and the French aren’t alone in bristling at the idea that an extremist group gets to take the moniker “Islamic State.”

The militants reportedly despise the name “Daesh,” an acronym used by Israel and Arab nations, which they consider a slur. According to this AP report, militants have threatened to cut out the tongue of anyone who uses the name, declaring it shows disrespect and defiance.

Yet another threat that clearly establishes what these Daesh cutthroats are all about.


Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

September 19, 2014

Career aspirations of political animal run headlong into the carcasses of dead pets

So what do you do when you’re the chief prosecutor in the most populous county in Arizona and the country’s most renown and fearless sheriff sends you felony recommendations following a completed investigation?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did just that recently, forwarding twenty-one charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The recommendation of charges came after an arduous and professional three-month investigation related to the heinous deaths of dogs supposedly being cared for at a Gilbert kennel bearing the menacingly funereal name Green Acre.  Arpaio, a champion of animals, has had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade.

Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the owners of the kennel, were vacationing in Florida, leaving the  dogs in the care of their daughter Logan and her husband Austin. When they returned, Todd Hughes initially told the pet owners their dogs had all run away.  Later they claimed the deaths of nearly two dozen dogs were the result of an accident when a dog chewed through an air-conditioning electrical cord, disabling the unit. The dogs died an agonizing death, suffocating in the small utility room in which they were crammed together on a searingly hot June day. The dead dogs were then carted out to a storage shed where they were callously dumped.

The veterinarian who performed necropsies on some of the dogs indicated suffocation was the likely cause of death. 

Austin Flake is the son of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. And this is where things begin to get dicey.

Montgomery has career aspirations that are rumored to include the state’s second senate seat, when McCain finally moves on. Obviously how he chooses to handle this widely scrutinized case could have devastating consequences for his ambitions.

At a recent press conference in which he exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners, Montgomery gave more than a few clues (video) as to his bent. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

Oddly, Montgomery used the occasion to slam his predecessor‘s administration, and repeatedly said there are no assurances of convictions, becoming a broken record stating the office standard of a “reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

The harshest punishment Austin and Logan Flake might receive is the inability to ever own an animal in Maricopa County. No joke. The Maricopa County Attorney actually noted that as a potential penalty.

Okay. We get it. When the prosecutor sounds more like a public defender, expressing concerns over what the “impact to someone’s life in the future” might be after being charged with a felony, it becomes all too clear that Montgomery sees his own future looming before him. If it crashes or soars could well depend on 21 dead pups and a couple of rabbits.


Naturalized AZ Rep. proposes requiring civics to graduate high school

September 18, 2014

State Rep. Steve Montenegro knows a thing or two about American citizenship.  His background has motivated his desire to ensure that Arizona high school students are knowledgeable about our government and the freedoms that were intended for us by our nation’s founders.

Montenegro, a Republican representing Legislative District 13, was born in El Salvador, immigrating to the United States with his family when he was little more than a toddler. His personal history is inspiring —- a true American success story.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, he earned degrees in Political Science and Theology. He has taught school and works as a youth minister. Montenegro is also a District Representative for U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (CD-8). 

Montenegro has proposed that graduating high school students have a solid understanding of civics. He is working with other state legislators and representatives of the Civics Proficiency Institute, writing legislation for the requirement. Arizona’s 51st legislative session begins January 12, 2015.

“Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government,” Rep. Montenegro said. “If we as a people don’t know where our fundamental rights come from, where that authority comes from, it’s easier to be led astray, led away, misled,” Montenegro said at a press conference Wednesday. “What we want is to help people engage in society.”

He was joined by fellow Republican Representatives supporting the proposed legislation, including John Allen (LD15) and newly elected Jay Lawrence  (LD23).

The alarming  lack of basic knowledge about our government is exhibited by the high school students in this video. These grossly undereducated kids will be deciding our nation’s future. Will they be inclined to protect that which they are ignorant about?


Dr. Sowell defines urgency of GOP Senate victory

September 17, 2014

In 66 words, the genius of Thomas Sowell illuminates

“Despite TV pundits who say that public opinion polls show Barack Obama is in trouble, the president is not in the slightest trouble. He is doing whatever he feels like doing, regardless of the Constitution and regardless of how many people don’t like it, because he is virtually impeachment-proof. The country is in huge trouble and real danger because of his policies, but he is not.”


Obama’s skewed priorities: African Ebola, Muslim refuges take precedence

September 16, 2014

U.S. vulnerability of no consequence to Obama

In the midst of terrorist threats on American soil by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Barack Obama is assigning 3,000 U.S. military personnel and more than $500 million —- drawn from funding normally used for defense efforts —- to west Africa to deal with the Ebola crisis.

Calling this a “national security priority,” he says he is responding to appeals from Africa to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the deadly virus that has reportedly claimed 2,200 lives in the region The U.S. has already spent more than $100 million responding to the outbreak

Most American taxpaying citizens would likely agree that our own “national security” priorities should take center stage.

Obama is taking these unprecedented actions despite reports of ISIS terrorists preparing to carry out attacks on Times Square and the Las Vegas strip and our porous southern border being a pipeline for any comers who intend harm to our country. Could it be any more clear that  American citizens who should be secure in their cities take second place to Obama?

So far a few hundred U.S. military “advisors’ have been assigned to fight terrorism in Iraq.

To fuel our internal crisis, WND reports that displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees joining approximately 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.

Earlier this year, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration continuously to let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.

“The  UNHCR  just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said the dull-witted Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State at this Sept. 4 press briefing. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up,” Harf said.  For those wondering what the acronym stands for, it’s “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.”

Yes. Under the Obama administration, we are now taking our immigration marching orders from the United Nations.

 Obama’s claim of a “broad coalition” of support to deal with ISIS terrorists in a war he refuses to call a war, is outed as “non-existent” in this contemptuous front page analysis in the New York Times. Breitbart has additional, in-depth information.


AZ Republic: Single pronoun reveals homosexual agenda

September 16, 2014

The trickery engaged in by the propaganda pushers at the state’s agenda-driven, radically left-leaning newspaper has morphed into a full-fledged art form.  We’ve often pointed out the dual issues focused on by the increasingly diminished crew at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Ever more intensified arguments on behalf of same-sex and amnesty issues leap to the forefront as actual reporting is infused with editorializing.

A case in point? The sly efforts to normalize homosexuality have reached epic proportions in the news coverage of David Trujillo, 27, a former Ahwatukee Foothills high school dance instructor.  For his egregious acts of sexual abuse of a minor in his charge, Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation in connection with a “sexual relationship” he had with a student.

The report written by Tyler Fingert, a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Republic “Breaking News Reporter,” uses the term “sexual relationship,” which implies consent — something minors legally cannot give.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sexual conduct with the student and received what amounted to a judicial slap on the wrist. Contrast the double standard sentence meted out in 1985 to ‘Teacher of the Year’ Ken Lamberton —- then a Mesa science teacher. 

The eight paragraph news report of this betrayal of trust as a sexual pervert in a position of authority preys on a youthful student, takes the reader to the second to last sentence to divulge the underage victim’s gender by use of the pronoun “he.”

Tyler Fingert’s obviously a quick learner. What a shame the newspaper is unlikely to exist by the time he needs a paycheck to facilitate his life as an adult.


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