Archive for March, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal: media bias and the fall of a candidate

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

UPDATE: “Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides … Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself …”


“… the [Washington] Post summation makes clear that the mainstream press had almost nothing to do with uncovering the truth or advancing the story [of Hillary's email scandal]. …

So says Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) in an erudite op-ed headline story entitled “Clinton Email Scandal: How A Biased Press Tried To Ignore It.” Is it acceptable — even surprising — for many mainstream media titans to have willfully attempted to manipulate the outcome of a U.S. presidential election? Obviously, it is not acceptable — and I see more bias in “journalism” now than I ever have in my life. If Hillary Clinton were an average American, i.e., not a member of powerful dynastic family nor a former holder of high office, she would have already been indicted for damaging national security — at least have been forced to withdraw her candidacy for the U.S. presidency. (Our current two-party system has created many obstacles to prevent “little” or “average” people from getting anywhere near a position in high public office.) IBD editors paint a detailed, sordid, and well-documented portrait of America’s news media blatantly clearing a path for Hillary, whom they knew was and is most likely a felon, to become President of the United States:

… No one reading the [Washington] Post’s 5,000-word account can come away thinking that the Clinton email scandal is unimportant.

The FBI now has 147 agents chasing down leads. A key person involved in the scandal has been granted immunity. Hillary Clinton — who has already been caught in several lies — might be questioned by federal agents. There are fairly obvious violations of the law, even if it’s just those governing record-keeping. And there were, and continue to be, concerns that national security secrets were compromised, or at least casually disregarded. …

IBD does rightfully credit the Washington Post for reporting so thoroughly on Clinton’s flagrant flaunting of national security protocols. IBD itself appears 5th in a list of the “Top 5 U.S. Daily Newspapers with Paywalls” and 11th in a list of the “Top 25 U.S. Daily Newspaper Digital Editions.” We do thankfully still have at least some semblance of a free press. It is ironic that most media bias is driven by a philosophical/political agenda or plain greed, and is generally not a result of government coercion.

Hillary’s ability to, at least so far, walk on water is a symptom of the sad state of affairs in American politics: 1) too many citizens have disengaged from voting and grassroots activism, willfully or passively shirking their civic duty to protect democracy; and, 2) because citizens have disengaged, the U.S. has developed a professional political elite class, beholden mostly to the lobbyists with the fattest wallets and seeking to stay in office forever. George Orwell concluded his brilliant treatise Animal Farm with these words (you can read the whole book here):

… All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. … Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

As a nation, we’ve allowed some citizens to be more equal than others. We’ve allowed certain power-hungry individuals to obtain much more control over fellow citizens than our Founders intended (“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”). Letting another Clinton walk upon water would be an enormous mistake and would set a very undemocratic precedent. But there still may be hope.

Our national government still has some checks and balances. When Hillary and then-Senator Barack Obama were vying against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, the two candidates and campaigns often traded vitriolic and acrimonious barbs. These solar system-sized egos bruise easily. Hillary has often distanced herself from Obama during the current 2016 race. The FBI is currently conducting a large-scale investigation of Clinton. As headlines continually announce new revelations of Hillary’s alleged crimes, the pressure will mount on the White House to steer clear of meddling with the FBI’s investigation:

A former U.S. attorney predicted this week that Hillary Clinton “will not make it to the finish line” in 2016 because she will soon be facing a criminal indictment from the FBI. During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Tuesday, famed attorney Joseph DiGenova said that the FBI has “reached a critical mass in their investigation of the secretary and all of her senior staff” and predicted that it would come to a head “in the next 60 days.”

DiGenova, who rose to national prominence during the Clinton scandals of the ’90s, told Ingraham that if Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuses to indict Clinton, there will be a “massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an Attorney General.”

FBI Director James Comey has not indicated when his agents will wrap up their months-long probe into Clinton’s possibly illegal “homebrew” email server, but during a Senate hearing last month, he said the FBI doesn’t “give a rip about politics” and that President Obama has not been briefed on the investigation.

DiGenova said that the FBI already “has so much information about criminal conduct by her and her staff that there is no way that they walk away from this.” …

Hillary’s “Emailgate” is ethically too big to sweep under the carpet. Will it be too big politically to sweep under the rug?


The Associated Press: A history of collaboration with dictator-murderers (Nazis)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Is it any surprise that “Since 2007, the majority of Americans have had little or no trust in the mass media?” We regularly see the Associated Press (AP), media icon and household name, smearing Israel and sanitizing Islamist terror, and recently learned of the AP’s collaboration with North Korea. Now we discover that this is no modern-day phenomena; this is the history of the AP:

The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed. …

AP also allowed the Nazi regime to use its photo archives for its virulently antisemitic propaganda literature. Publications illustrated with AP photographs include the bestselling SS brochure “Der Untermensch” (“The Sub-Human”) and the booklet “The Jews in the USA”, which aimed to demonstrate the decadence of Jewish Americans with a picture of New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia eating from a buffet with his hands. …

AP helped produce Nazi Der Untermensch (The Sub-Human)

It seems that the AP’s most recent best-buddy dictator-murderer is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:

… In 2014, Washington-based website NK News alleged that top executives at AP had in 2011 “agreed to distribute state-produced North Korean propaganda through the AP name” in order to gain access to the highly profitable market of distributing picture material out of the totalitarian state. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea comes second from bottom in the current World Press Freedom Index.

A leaked draft agreement showed that AP was apparently willing to let the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handpick one text and one photo journalist from its agitation and propaganda unit to work in its bureau. AP told the Guardian that “it would be presumptuous to assume ‘the draft’ has any significance”, but declined to disclose further information on the final agreement. …

While we find ourselves often ascribing media bias to motives like philosophical or political agendas, it is most likely avarice — cold, hard cash — that motivates this unethical behavior.


California public schools teaching “There is no god but Allah?”

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

It seems that public school curriculum is to be cleansed of all religious content — except in the case of Islam. In the “progressive” or “liberal” zeal to enforce multiculturalism, Islam has been made more equal and exceptional than other religions. (One has to wonder if the progressives’ are panicking in a fear-driven effort to appease the world’s angry and violent Islamists.)

Some parents in Manhattan Beach, California are rightfully concerned about their community’s public school system trying to brainwash their child. “They say they recently discovered their son’s homework assignments on Islam were more about actually learning the faith than the history. One question asked him to right down teachings on the Quran.” The reporter’s cameraman documented homework assignment questions like, “What are some of the teachings of the Quran?” The father found that his son had written down answers like “the one true god Allah” and “all people must submit to Allah.” Another question captured on the video was “What are the Five Pillars [of Islam]?” The first pillar listed was Shahada, which means “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”


Yes, many Americans are plain stupid about sharia law

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

“Sure, why not?” So happily blurt several California WOMEN about the possibility that Hillary Clinton would allow the imposition of (Stone Age) Muslim “law” in the U.S. I’ve watched the video shown below several times… None (none) of these people even know what Islamic sharia law means (misogyny, hatred, violence, intolerance). The interviewees feel an intense need to show that they are “progressive.” They don’t want to admit that they don’t know what they’re talking about (except for one, but she caved eventually). Too many people have succumbed to complacent ignorance, group-think, and/or the constant deluge of misinformation produced by the mainstream media, academia, the elite political class, social institutions… It’s really scary to see such blatant foolishness — especially watching WOMEN mindlessly accepting sharia, a belief system much of which is dedicated to misogyny. Note: According Pew Research (2015), Americans “know little or nothing about Islam.” Ignorance is not bliss. Sharia law is antithetical to all liberties that sane, common-sense Americans hold dear.


The (Ugly, Distorted, Hateful, Violent) Truth About the Palestinians

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Israeli-American Council (IAC) has produced a polished and concise audio-visual summary of “Palestinian” “history” — about a fabricated, supposed ethnic group with a phony and badly-manufactured history (shown below). Indeed, the Arabs whom the Israelis have been forced to manage don’t even call themselves “Arabs.” The word “Palestinian” refers to peoples of Aegean or Anatolian origins — literally, the biblical Philistines — who invaded Israel and harassed the indigenous Jews. It was the despicable Roman Emperor Hadrian who murdered 600,000 Jews and then “renamed” the Jewish homeland as “Syria Palaestina.” Hadrian sought to permanently punish Jews by renaming their sacred homeland after the traditional enemies of the Jewish people, the Philistines. Sane people know that Jews have CONTINUOUSLY lived in Israel for AT LEAST 3,000 years. You can hardly take a step in Israel without turning over some Jewish archaeological evidence. Arabs, Mohammad’s ruffians, didn’t conquer Israel until the 7th century AD. Most “Palestinians” immigrated to Israel during the 19th and 20th centuries. The UNITED NATIONS mandated the birth of “modern” Israel. Finally, for Pete’s sake — as in Saint Peter — Jesus was a Jew, not a Philistine. He was called Rabbi, Amen, Messiah, Christ, and Mar. PLEASE WATCH:

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP FIGHT THE CONSTANT ATTEMPTS BY “PROGRESSIVES” AND THEIR ALLIES TO DE-LEGITIMIZE ISRAEL. Here’s the link to the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llr8KQusX7w. To display the video on your own site, or for more advanced distribution options, go to the YouTube link, click the “Share” tab, and then use the “Share,” “Embed,” and “Email” sub-tabs.