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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t.

Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming. They didn’t.

Rudy Giuliani said on Fox that President Obama has issued propaganda asking everybody to “hate the police.” He hasn’t.

John Stossel said on Fox that there is “no good data” proving secondhand cigarette smoke kills nonsmokers. There is.

So maybe you can see why serious people — a category excluding those who rely upon it for news and information — do not take Fox, well … seriously, why they dub it Pox News and Fakes News, to name two of the printable variations. Fox is, after all, the network of death panels, terrorist fist jabs, birtherism, anchor babies, victory mosques, wars on Christmas and Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. It’s not just that it is the chief global distributor of unfact and untruth but that it distributes unfact and untruth with a bluster, an arrogance, a gonad-grabbing swagger, that implicitly and intentionally dares you to believe fact and truth matter.

Many of us have gotten used to this. We don’t even bother to protest Fox being Fox. Might as well protest a sewer for stinking.

But the French and the British, being French and British, see it differently. And that’s what produced the scenario that recently floored many of us.

There was Fox, doing what Fox does, in this case hosting one Steve Emerson, a supposed expert on Islamic extremist terrorism, who spoke about so-called “no go” zones in Europe — i.e., areas of Germany, Sweden, France and Great Britain — where non-Muslims are banned, the government has no control and sharia law is in effect. Naturally, Fox did not question this outrageous assertion — in fact, it repeated it throughout the week — and most of us, long ago benumbed by the network’s serial mendacities, did not challenge Fox.

Then, there erupted from Europe the jarring sound of a continent laughing. British Prime Minister David Cameron called Emerson an “idiot.” A French program in the mold of The Daily Show sent correspondents — in helmets! — to interview people peaceably sipping coffee in the no-go zones. Twitter went medieval on Fox’s backside. And the mayor of Paris threatened to sue.

Last week, Fox did something Fox almost never does. It apologized. Indeed, it apologized profusely, multiple times, on air.

The most important takeaway here is not the admittedly startling news that Fox, contrary to all indications, is capable of shame. Rather, it is what the European response tells us about ourselves and our waning capacity for moral indignation with this sort of garbage.

It’s amazing, the things you can get used to, that can come to seem normal. In America, it has come to seem normal that a major news organization functions as the propaganda arm of an extremist political ideology, that it spews a constant stream of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, paranoia and manufactured outrage, and that it does so with brazen disregard for what is factual, what is right, what is fair, what is balanced — virtues that are supposed to be the sine qua non of anything calling itself a newsroom.

If you live with aberrance long enough, you can forget it’s aberrance. You can forget that facts matter, that logic is important, that science is critical, that he who speaks claptrap loudly still speaks claptrap — and that claptrap has no place in reasoned and informed debate. Sometimes, it takes someone from outside to hold up a mirror and allow you to see more clearly what you have grown accustomed to.

This is what the French and the British did for America last week.

For that, Fox owed them an apology. But serious people owe them thanks.

Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via email at [email protected]

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569 Responses to Why Serious People Discount Fox News

  1. “Serious” Americans discount FOX News for the same reason the British fought the Rupert Murdoch financial empire a few years ago. Corruption, bribes, greed, and an affinity to distort, exaggerate, or lie are not attributes most intelligent people endorse or accept. Charlatans and bullies may provide desperately needed entertainment, but are no Walter Cronkite or any of the other journalistic giants that focused on delivering the news, rather than shaping the news.

    • You know what’s amazing to me, is that there are actually millions of Americans, obviously including the right-wing trolls on this website, who will actually stick up for a broadcasting network that will let them walk around STUPID. It’s like these right-wingers just love being IGNORANT of what’s really happening not only in America but around the world. They just love being CLUELESS and will stick up for that RIGHT.

      The RIGHT to be able to say: Hey!! I’m one of those FAUX NEWS listeners which study after study have proven makes people less aware of THE TRUTH about what’s happening around me, THAN PEOPLE WHO ACLTUALLY WATCH NO NEWS AT ALL!!

      Doesn’t that make me GREAT?? Being STUPIDER than the majority of Americans?? I have a right TO BE STUDID!! Why are you SMART PEOPLE wanting to keep FAUX NEWS from making me SLUPID!!!

      I LIKE BEING STUPID AND CLUELESS AND IGNORANT!!

      • “I LIKE BEING STUPID AND CLUELESS AND IGNORANT!!”
        Yes, and your good at it, quite good, an expert actually.
        See how easy it is to play on peoples words? You and your ilk are pro’s at this and do it so often there’s actually an entire website that is updated daily with the evidence. This is not to say that FOX don’t do it, they are no better than the rest of the MSM. Nor are ANY of the politicians.
        Yes, I will stick up for free speech, I don’t watch MSNBC because they are dishonest in their reporting, but I don’t want them shut down. You fascist views are truly the problem with this country, but you have the right to your opinion, even when others do not agree.

        • Like I said: You just love listening to lies, distortions of the truth, censored news and as many outright fabrications of reality that you can fill your head with; so you can just spew all that gibberish out on blog sites 24/7.

          • I have told you and others that I do not watch Fox, or any other member of the MSM. But I am amused when I can crush your propaganda brainwashed worldview in a short few paragraphs. On a kinder note, hope you have a great day!

          • I see. So aside from a few friendly RWNJs who have agreed with your total BS, the fact that virtually every SANE poster on the NM has rebutted virtually everything you’ve posted other than an occasional geniality – you’ve somehow ‘crushed my and other NM posters’ propaganda”??? What a load of COW MANURE!! YOU’VE ONLY PROVEN YOUR ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY WITH THE MAJORITY OF POSTS YOU’VE MADE. YOU HAVEN’T ‘CRUSHED’ DIDDLY SQUAT!!!!

          • This site is nothing more than a left wing opinion site that continues to brainwash you and your ilk with BS and more lies, then allows you and your ilk to pat yourselves on the back till you bruise, until someone like me comes along and ruins your little picnic of lies. You are an amusing young person.

          • You don’t have the ability to “ruin any picnics”. It’s akin to having flies at picnics. A minor annoyance at best.

          • I see, nothing intelligent to say so just go straight to a personal attack. You Communist’s are a fun bunch to be around.

          • Oh and referring to anyone who disagrees with your sad old rhetoric as “you and your ilk” isn’t personal?

            “until someone like me comes along” LMAO

            Your high opinion of yourself is amusing but no less delusional.

          • Say Gary, why don’t you whip out a list for us of all the wonderful things that the GOP has done for America overe the past 55 years( since Eisenhower since he was an independent who ran as a Republican so what he accomplished can’t be credited to Republicans).

            List some great things the GOP has done that outweighs the clear damage that it has done to America:

            Like the disgrace of having a president who was not only a crook but a traitor(Nixon).

            That was so deceitful that he finagled an agreement with the Saudi’s which put hundreds of our Marines in danger in Lebanon, where 241 of them were killed in a bomb explosion which probably happened because Reagan wouldn’t let the guards of the compound where these Marines were sleeping carry loaded weapons.

            Like the disgrace of having a president which the world knows clearly started and unnecessary war which killed more than 4,000 Americans and countless Iraqis based on outright lies and distortions of the truth.

            Like the disgrace of a president and vice president who committed dereliction of duty by refusing to take 7 warnings from the CIA that an attack from al Qaedsa was imminent which ended up killing 3,000 Americans and necessitated starting another war which killed more than 1,000 more Americans.

            The travesty of having 3 GOP presidents who spent money like drunken sailors and are now responsible for more than 90% of our country’s current 18 trillion in debt.

            Like the travesty of passing 2 unfunded/unwarranted tax cuts, which David Cay Johnson analyzed and concluded that since those were passed, Americans have been ROBBED of more than 6 trillion dollars – about $48,000 per American.

            And I could go on with these travesties for another 1/2 hour. But let me see you identify some REAL BENEFITS TO AMERICA THAT THE GOP IS BLESSED OUR COUNTRY WITH THAT EVEN COME CLOSE TO OFFSETTING ALL THESE DISASTERS THE GOP HAS FOISTED ON OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!

          • WHY TO VOTE THE DEMOCRATIC LIAR WAY.

            #10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that
            I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve
            decided to marry my German Shepherd.

            #9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil
            companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government
            taxing the same gallon at 15% isn’t.

            #8. I vote Democrat because I believe the
            government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

            #7. I
            vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended
            by it.

            #6. I vote Democrat because I’m way too
            irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to
            protect me from murderers and thieves. I
            am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in
            order to identify your body after a home invasion.

            #5. I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned
            about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates
            alive and comfy.

            #4. I
            vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care,
            education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social
            Security from those who paid into it.

            #3. I vote Democrat because I believe that
            businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest
            away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.

            #2. I vote Democrat because I believe liberal
            judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who
            would never get their agendas past the voters.

            … And, the #1
            reason I vote Democrat is because I think it’s better to pay $billions$ for oil
            to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some
            endangered beetle, gopher, or fish here in America (We don’t care about the
            beetles, gophers, or fish in those other countries).

            “The
            difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits”…
            Albert Einstein

      • This is painfully evident in Dupedom South where the rubes and redneck yahoos dependably rely very much on the Fox scoundrels for their daily saturation of rot distributed by our Gilded Age II Plutocracy and its bought and paid for stooges both in the media and now in the congressional majority Plutocratic Party as well. This proud tradition of ignorance is also evident across the Country in other Red(neck) States seemingly dedicated to sending regularly some of the worst of the lright wing crackpots to Washington.

    • And by the way, it’s not just Faux News who will distort the facts to misinform the electorate, it is also political parties that will edit even Obama’s State of the Union Address when they put it out on their to prevent their sheeple from learning that in his speech he was holding the GOP’s feet to the fire on keeping our government from really doing something to slow down climate change:

      Republicans Post Doctored Version Of State Of The Union, Censor Facts On Climate Change

      The official website for House Republicans has posted on YouTube a version of President Obama’s State of the Union address which cuts out comments where the President was critical of Republican rhetoric on climate change, ThinkProgress has learned.

      In the website’s “enhanced webcast” of the State of the Union speech, President Obama’s comments criticizing Republicans for saying they are “not scientists” when it comes to climate change are erased.

      At the 43:25 minute mark, President Obama is supposed to say “I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe.”

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/21/3613732/you-cant-handle-the-truth/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=tptop3&utm_campaign=tptop3&elq=~~eloqua..type–emailfield..syntax–recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type–campaign..campaignid–0..fieldname–id~~

      The GOP is nothing more than FAUX NEWS 2

      • Unfortunately, other media outlets, including CNN, are rapidly becoming FOX lite.
        What upsets me the most is the tendency of media charlatans to “translate’ what a President, or anyone else, just said. I guess they are convinced that we either have an English comprehension problem, or are too dumb to understand what was just said.
        I watched and listened to President Obama’s SOTU, and your last paragraph is exactly what I heard and understood. The most annoying part is not the fact that charlatans try to convince us that what we heard was just an illusion, and that the real message is their interpretation of facts, but that millions of fellow Americans take the bait time and again.

        • Yeah! And to me it’s especially troubling that many of those millions who ‘take the bate time and again’, must know from what they’ve heard or read/heard in the news or from actually what’s come about, that they’re being lied to; and yet as you point out, they keep taking the bait and filling their minds with the lies and fabrications they’re being fed – knowingly!

        • That’s what I heard, too. People should actually watch the Prez speech and not depend on someone repeating it for them.

  2. Thank you, Europe. Murdoch, an Australian, has absolutely perverted the idea of free speech, an idea REAL Americans grew up to believe in to the depths of our hearts. So much so that we inherently knew to respect the importance of truth even though we weren’t constrained to speak it. What can we do besides never listening to the Faux channel?

  3. “I’m shocked! Fox News (who won a supreme court case saying they weren’t “news” but entertainment, so DO NOT have to tell the truth) caught telling Lies”. What is the world coming to!
    What do you think, Rick? Elsa? Sam?…

  4. Maybe the author of this article should do a little more homework before accusing FOX of being the only media talking about no-go zones. I read this article this morning. I believe its best to get both sides of a issue and report both sides, not just one. I don’t see this as a left or right issue, but rather one of media bias both ways.

    NEW YORK – While longtime
    counter-terrorism expert Steven Emerson was strongly criticized by
    establishment media for his remarks in a Fox News interview about Muslim
    “no-go” zones in Europe where police have lost control, many of the
    same news outlets have repeatedly used the term for at least a decade.

    “The political left in the mainstream media has decided to demonize
    me,” Emerson said in a WND interview. “It’s outrageous for media outlets
    to apologize, saying ‘no-go zones’ don’t exist in Europe, when even the
    New York Times for years has published articles documenting Muslim
    ‘no-go zones’ do exist in European countries like France.”

    In a Fox News interview Jan. 11, days after two Muslim French
    citizens murdered 12 people while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Emerson said
    “there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where
    non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.” He has acknowledged making an
    overstatement, but his critics have charged his claim has no basis
    whatsoever and ridiculed him for asserting that there is such a thing as
    “no-go” zones in Europe.

    But NBC News, the New York Times, the Associated Press and others
    were using the term “no-go” zones for Muslim-majority neighborhoods in
    Paris when Muslim youth gangs were rampaging through the streets and setting cars on fire.

    Emerson said he recently was in a television interview with BBC News
    in which “they were attacking me that ‘no-go zones’ don’t exist in
    Europe.”

    “So I pulled up one of their own articles the BBC published, which referenced ‘no-go zones’ in print,” he said.

    “They were so embarrassed, they didn’t know what to say.”

    A Nov. 6, 2005, Associated Press report
    of “youths” leading 10 nights of violence noted some officials “suspect
    the unrest that reached into Paris proper early Sunday has in part been
    instigated by gangs hoping to turn their neighborhoods into no-go zones
    for police so drug trafficking and racketeering can thrive.”

    In a Christian Science Monitor published the next day, the rioting
    French youth were identified as Muslim immigrants from Africa and the
    Middle East in areas once again described as “no-go zones.”

    The newspaper noted then-Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy, who
    later became prime minister, “has not backed down, promising in an
    opinion piece published in the daily Le Monde this weekend that ‘we will
    no longer tolerate ‘no-go’ zones where organized crime and mafia
    dealing reign.’”

    On Dec. 11, 2005, the New York Times published an article by Elaine Sciolino titled “In the Paris slums, no jobs, no sun.”

    The Times stated French police intelligence had 150 Muslim “no-go
    zones,” identified as areas where the French police fear to go.

    “La Courneuve is a town that menaces, but also welcomes. Branded by
    France’s police intelligence agency as one of the country’s 150 ‘no-go
    zones’ where police officers should enter only with major
    reinforcements, La Courneuve was caught up in the violence in which
    rioters torched cars, trashed businesses and ambushed the police,” the
    Times said, referring to a French town “of 35,000 people of 80
    nationalities and ethnic backgrounds” that is a “world away from Paris,
    though it is only a 10-minute ride on the train.”

    The Times reporter singled out La Courneuve because the town “has
    become a symbol of France’s failure to integrate millions of Arab and
    African immigrants – many of them Muslims – and their French-born
    children and grandchildren” and because it was here “that events helped
    start the riots that recently gripped impoverished neighborhoods
    throughout France.”

    NBC News published an article on its website Nov. 4, 2005 titled “The tone of the no-go zones” that referenced a p Brussels Journal piece of Nov. 2, 2005, titled “Ramadan Rioting in Europe’s No-Go Areas.”

    The Brussels Journal said: “Our mainstream media, in attempts to
    preserve the Left’s chimera of ‘universal cultural compatibility,’
    hardly write about all this. Nevertheless, for some years now West
    European city folk and police officers have been familiar with the
    reality that certain areas of major European cities are no-go areas,
    especially at night and certainly if you are white or wearing a uniform.

    “Three years ago,” the Brussels Journal continued, “a French friend
    who had his car stolen learned that the thieves had parked the car in a
    particular suburb. When he went to the police he was told that the
    police did not operate in that neighborhood and consequently would not
    be able to retrieve his car.

    “This is Western Europe in the early 21st century.”

    Time magazine in a 2012 article
    titled “The Problem of Clinchy: After 2005 Riots, France’s Suburbs Are
    Still Miserable,” referred to the troubled zones by the French
    designation, ZUS, standing for “Sensible Urban Zones,” or in English
    “Sensitive Urban Areas.”

    “There are currently over 3,340 municipalities officially defined as
    ZUS (Sensible Urban Zones), or which otherwise qualify for state and
    regional assistance to stave off their decline,” the article noted.
    “Even after efforts were redoubled after 2005 to halt the growing
    socio-economic chasm between mainstream French society and its blighted
    banlieues, the slide of troubled suburbs has continued.”

    A 2012 Euronews TV report on the tensions in the French suburbs,
    featuring the heavily Muslim Paris banlieue neighborhood, makes
    reference to “no-go” areas, with footage showing Muslim residents
    reluctant to be filmed by film journalists considered “outsiders.”

    See the Euronews report:

    In 2004, the BBC reported in an investigation called “No-Go Britain”
    that “deprived areas” dominated by “immigrants,” described not
    specifically as Muslim, but as coming from countries such as Bangladesh,
    without mentioning that Islam is the dominant religion in Bangladesh, a nation considered to have the fourth largest Muslim population in the world.

    Jonathan Wynne-Jones, in an article titled “Bishop warns of no-go zones for non-Muslims,”
    reported in the Telegraph in London on Jan. 6, 2008, “Islamic
    extremists have created “no-go” areas across Britain where it is too
    dangerous for non-Muslims to enter, one of the Church of England’s most
    senior bishops warns.

    The article continued to note that the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali,
    the Biship of Rochester and the Church of England’s only Asian Bishop,
    said “that people of a different race or faith face physical attack if
    they live or work in communities dominated by a strict Muslim ideology.”

    As WND reported, a French government website lists a total of 751 “Sensible Urban Zones,” complete with satellite maps and street demarcations.

    Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, in an article titled “France Seeks to Reclaim ‘No-Go’ Zones,”
    estimated in 2012 that 5 million Muslims reside in the ZUS, described
    as “parts of France over which the French state has lost control.”

        • That’s got nothing to do with it. What other news outlets may have reported, IN NO WAY, absolves Faux News from putting on WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ‘EXPERT’, who then went on to spew distortions of reality with no kick back at all from the Faux News hosts. So you trying to make AN EXCUSE for Faux News’ obvious attempt to slander and inflame allies of America, is just plain UNCONSCIONABLE!! AND THIS IS CLEARLY NOT THE FIRST TIME FAUX NEWS HAS SPEWED LIES UPON LIES!!!!!!!!

          • Didn’t you bother to read the article I posted. It points out which news outlets and who named the area a no-go zone. I don’t work for FOX news, so I no reason to make excuses for them. They are very capable of defending their selves. The allies their selves called areas no-go zones. I doubt if you have ever bothered to watch FOX news, but you act like you know everything about them. Do you get all of your news second hand?

          • Didn’t you read the articles. It’s the drug lords and gangs that make them no go zones not the Muslims Big difference.

          • No Muslims under Sharia Law do not deal
            drugs or do drugs. Sharia law can be very harsh on people who give into their weakness.

          • The jihadists make and use their own methamphetamine Many meth labs have been found. Their whole religion is hypocritical bull crap..There are video’s of them on the internet.

          • I went looking and for something that is so wide spread, and the stuff I found sure is shaky and from no major outlet. The only reliable one I could find was about a drug bust. Things you should know about the Muslim word, most are not jihad, in fact most are very conservative. Under Sharia law you don’t drink, do drugs, eat pork, and a lot of other things. My guess is you know little about their faith. If you rely on the sound bits and rants in the right wing media you will get a very wrong idea about
            Islam. It’s like using the KKK to learn about Christ.

          • Do you think the Muslims in Afghanistan don’t smoke hash or opium? Do you believe the rich and powerful in Islam don’t drink booze? I have seen pictures of meth labs taken by somebody, a number of them. Meth is the drug of choice for combat. Muslims are no different than anybody else when it comes to the human appetite. You are right, my knowledge of Islam is limited to what I need to know. It is just another contrived philosophy designed to control people who are too emotionally unstable to think for themselves. I know all religions are based on human fabrications Its seems to be the main ingredient used by humans to get through life.

          • It’s to bad that you don’t want to understand people or the world you live in. You don’t have to believe in God to find understanding the faith of others important. I once work for a Muslim and made it a point to know as much about his faith as I could, it helped in understanding his point of view. You can’t begin to understand a culture without understanding their religion. Since Islam one of the worlds great religions it really is important to try to understand it.

          • Islam is a Geo political organization for world conquest hiding under the guise of religion. Religion is controlling people emotions which in turn controls their thinking patterns.Witch doctors were the first profession and they controlled the tribes thinking patterns. This was the beginning of religion. Astrology Is believed to be the first pagan religion and I don’t care to understand it because it is all fabricated. Life is to short to waste ones time delving into something that is totally fabricated with no scientific backing. Mans answer to religion was the gun barrel. Religions answer to the gun barrel was the collection plate.

          • I find understanding people to be very important and their faith is part of them. If you don’t understand it then you can’t understand them. If you only want to understand things based on fact them you must have a hard time understanding Rush and his likes. You can afford not to understand people if you never deal with them but I choose not to live in a cave. Over the years so called facts have changed many times but faith in a divine has changed little. The
            seeds of the first religions have grown into what we see today.

          • Beheading, stoning,burning,hanging and massacring of of untold numbers of people. Religion started with that and will end with that.

          • I don’t understand people. I knew there was something I was missing I will try and catch up. If you know so much about the Muslim fabrication then you should know were you stand in their eyes.

          • What people do in the name of God and religion are two entirelydifferent things. Most religions preach peace and order. Since they are tools of the powerful who want control and order. That’s the septic view. Islam is a religion of peace as is Christianity and
            Judaism all have the same God. They all have basic rules or laws that lead to an ordered society. All things can be twisted as religion is all to often. Don’t judge Islam by ISIS anymore then judging Christianity by the KKK.

          • Are you preaching to me? I know there is no god you believe there is one. Religion is dangerous that can be proved. What religion believes in multiple deities? The primary force behind organized religion is the collection plate. All religions have committed mass atrocities all in the name of peace and love. Believe what you want, we can compare notes after we are dead.

          • We are talking about religion not
            faith. Religion is in my mind is just a second government, like a union is a second set of boss’s. In some countries the have more
            power the the government and in some they are for all purposes they are the government. Theocracy still rule in today’s world and if you
            want to understand the country you had better understand the religion. And yes there are religions with more then one god, Wicca
            has two gods one male, one female. The Greeks had multiple gods as did the Romans all though most people worshiped their local god first
            which had been brought into the main religion when the area was brought into the empire. Even in our country there are places where the church has as much power are the government. You know all this though. You just want to vent about religion and how evil it is. In my view it people that are evil and they use religion to justify it,

          • I am not venting I am answering your comment on my thought processing. I avoid discussions with people about religion This some times includes avoiding them completely. Religion is what it is no matter how you interpret it. It exists only in peoples minds, there is no physical basis for it.

          • I see the problem with religion when it leaves the mind and become part of the legal code and a power behind government. Maybe it’s because I look at faith, the part of religion that is only in peoples mind as very different from the institution of religion. To many people use the the institution as a club to hit
            people with and to divide people. As I have said religion isn’t inherently bad but people can use it badly. I try to understand peoples faith and religion to help to understand the person.

          • To understand people all you need to know is sex, drugs and rock and roll with a little gratuitous violence sprinkled in.

  5. Fox News is a sociopathic voice in our culture regularly using unconscionable tactics to accomplish unconscionabe agenda and does not mind hurting people. Unconscionable tactics include exaggeration, distortion, ridicule, logical fallacy, prevarication, equivocation, treachery, calumny, and flat out lies.

    They get away with this because of “freedom and liberty” in Free Speach.

    Thus without restrictions these sick antisocial personality disorderd people inject our social culture wiith daily drops of poison. Antisocial -pathological-memes.

    In such situations free speach should not protect pathological speach.

    Words can be weapons…

    Shut them down. Shut down their very sick and destrutive propaganda and poison into America’s vital blood stream.

    • Obama is a sociopathic voice in our culture regularly using unconscionable tactics to accomplish unconscionabe agenda and does not mind hurting people. Unconscionable tactics include exaggeration, distortion, ridicule, logical fallacy, prevarication, equivocation, treachery, calumny, and flat out lies.
      Not much difference.

        • wow–convoluted rhetoric and a warped mind appears to be your best attributes. The President is not the problem–it is right wing conservatism evolving into Fascism one must fear. . Joseph Goebbels would feel right at home with Fox right wing propaganda. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but in your case no problem.

          • Not quite sure how conservatism is being called Fascist, as it is the Liberal’s who demand government involvement in the corporate world to protect them against evil capitalism. Once you and your ilk demanded this, then you also allowed for other types of government involvement and when the government and the corporate world combines, that’s Fascism. Sorry slick, you and your ilk are 100% responsible for what you claim to be fascist. If you actually know what the term means.

            The only official definition of Fascism comes from Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism, in which he outlines three principles of a fascist philosophy.
            1.”Everything in the state”. The Government is supreme and the country is all-encompasing, and all within it must conform to the ruling body, often a dictator.
            2.”Nothing outside the state”. The country must grow and the implied goal of any fascist nation is to rule the world, and have every human submit to the government.
            3.”Nothing against the state”. Any type of questioning the government is not to be tolerated. If you do not see things our way, you are wrong. If you do not agree with the government, you cannot be allowed to live and taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.
            The use of militarism was implied only as a means to accomplish one of the three above principles, mainly to keep the people and rest of the world in line. Fascist countries are known for their harmony and lack of internal strife. There are no conflicting parties or elections in fascist countries.

            This has your ilk written all over it.

          • Conservatism is a mask, just like the hood the kkk use. Except they prey on the middle class and poor regardless of the color of skin.

          • Both sides of today’s political divide are preying on the gullible and ignorant. It’s an illusion of choice that you get on election day. The faces change, the government remains the same. I see you have picked a side.

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        • Clearly not a history major either. Have you ever read a history book? Do you just say inaccurate, demeaning things hoping some sap will believe you? Taking a leaf from the FOX playbook?

          • You pegged Gary exactly!! Loves to make up and use words he doesn’t have a clue what they mean. If they sound nasty, Gary will use them!!

          • Prove me wrong, PUNK! You can’t because your whole worldview is based on LIES. Your nothing but an Obamabot whore.

          • Don’t talk about it, prove me wrong! What’s wrong with you and your ilk, all talk no action, the prefect “Useful Idiot’s” Stalin spoke about.

        • How ignorant I have been! How could I have been so silly as to fail to see that Hitler and Obama comparison is so spot on. After all one of these individuals killed millions of Jews plungd the world into a world war in which millions died, all the while telling such ridiculous half-truths that he convinced people to do his bidding. As compared to another man who passed healthcare, saved a country which was falling into an economic depression, while trying to end the ridiculous wars started by another president. How could I have failed to miss the comparison. I guess it must be because I don’t watch fox news.

          • NOT LIKELY:

            As compared to another man who passed healthcare, which is a disaster that will fail miserably and is already proven to have been sold to you and your ilk via lies.

            saved a country which was falling into an economic depression

            , that himself and his ilk helped cause by demanding banks give mortgages to those who couldn’t afford them, which caused the housing bubble that burst, sending the US into near depression. A perfect example of left wing economic failures.

            while trying to end the ridiculous wars started by another president

            , all the while bragging that he is keeping the wars going via drones, and he “is good at it”, bombing Libya, who was not a threat to the US, funding the attempted overthrow of the Syrian govt and providing weapons to our enemies. Shall we talk about the Ukraine and the US involvement in the overthrow of that government?

      • Obama is a good guy, with a fully functional social conscience, and that is why you hate him. Sociopaths always see Conscience as their prime enemy.

        • Good for nothing………..a charlatan

          Published: 09/11/2012 at 9:53 PM (would someone describe this person as insane)

          A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

          “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a .gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.

          “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.

          DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, told WND he has first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.”
          GOOGLE IT
          Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/#7J3uH8UdsRpUTqOy.99

        • I don’t hate Obama, I dislike his politics. Just like you dislike the politics of Allen West. it’s OK to disagree, it’s much better to do it respectfully, something many on the Left seem incapable of doing.

      • Not a Psychology major or you would know you are misusing the term “sociopathic.” A sociopath is someone with an antisocial personality disorder or related disorder. You may disagree with the President’s politics but he most assuredly does not have an antisocial personality disorder.

        • Unfortunately, you won’t get far trying to convince this determine RWNJ who obviously loves being lied to and fed one fantasy after another.

          • Same problem misusing the word. You really should have stayed awake in class. Just think what you might have learned.

        • Psychiatrists definition fits Obama to a P.

          Career info

          Psychopaths often have successful careers and try to make others like and trust them. This is because they understand human social emotions quite well but are unable to experience them. This allows them to be master manipulators of human emotions. (Pied Piper)

          Sociopaths often find it hard to maintain a steady job and home.

          Violent tendencies

          Even though psychopathy is characterized by impulsiveness, psychopaths are usually very meticulous in planning their crimes. Their crimes can go undetected for a long time. Violent crimes are rare; most psychopaths either take advantage of those around them without doing anything illegal, or engage in white collar crime such as fraud.
          (Prevarications)
          A sociopath’s outbreaks of violence tend to be erratic and unplanned. They also tend to leave more clues.

          Both sociopaths and psychopaths commit crime because they are motivated by greed or revenge. But psychopaths feel no remorse after their crimes because they lack the ability to empathize.

          veritas

          • It does not fit the President. It might fit what you fantasize as characteristics of the President. Your fantasies about others are not suitable bases for assigning psychological conditions to others.

          • Public words, decisive actions and his ongoing obstructionist demeanor coupled with terrorist (Islamic radicals) being freed day and night 24/7 refutes your belief that he has a personality disorder.e.g. inferiority complex.in·fe·ri·or·i·ty com·plex

            noun

            noun inferiority complex

            an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behavior in compensation. (not monetary)

            Web definitions

            a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated

            http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=inferiority complex

          • This is what I mean. You live in an alternate universe. In the one the mentally sound inhabit none of your allegations about the President’s behavior are factually based.

          • Obama is a narcissist. He also has no problem lying to people over and over, knowing he is doing so and don’t care about any repercussions. When the next President acts the same way, you will have allowed it to occur because you and your ilk have chosen that path. You asked for what you get in the future because you allow it when it suits your desires. The same unethical actions you support today, will come back to screw you down the road. Wake up! None of these idiots are looking out for you or I.

          • “You or me.” Always love it when folks talk about my ilk.
            Ranting and venting while cathartic, are never very conducive to clear thought or good writing.

            This President’s exercise of executive power and claims to authority are no where near as expansive as the previous administration’s claims, i.e., “the Executive Presidency” justification for its sweeping use of Presidential authority and other previous administrations use of Executive Orders. These facts make no impression on you because you are committed to a faith about and an image of politics which is impervious to reality.

            Your mentality is such that it will allow you to justify herding others who don’t think as you into concentration camps. For their own good and the good of the nation of course.

          • you are projecting your problem onto President Obama, who has a fully functional social conscience……

          • HE HASN’T ANY CONSCIENCE ALL HE DOES, IS LIE, LIE, LIE TO EVERYONE…..HERE’S JUST A SAMPLE OF SOME.
            AND WAIT TIL IRAN GETS THE BOMB FOR WWIII.
            GOT INTELLECT, GOT INFO, GOT BRAINS?

            Barack Hussein Obama the father of lies aka the black POTUS aka
            the Pied Piper.

            Below is a list of Obama’s documented lies so far with the
            most recent lies first.

            Lies During the Sixth Year

            “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to
            health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”

            Poltifact.com

            (IRS) “Not a even smidgen of corruption”

            Foxnews.com

            “Keystone pipeline would mean maybe 2,000 jobs”

            Poltifact.com

            Lies During the Fifth Year

            “We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon
            of gas.”

            Politifact.com

            “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it”

            Washingtonpost.com

            “The NSA is not abusing its power”

            Washingtonpost.com

            “I said benghazi was a terrorist attack from the beginning.”

            Lubbockonline.com

            “the foreign intelligence Surveillance court is
            transparent.”

            Politifact.com

            “First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The
            world set a red line.”

            Weeklystandard.com

            NBCnews

            Lies During Fourth Year

            “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is
            something that Congress has proposed.”

            Politifact.com

            “Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times.”

            Politifact.com

            “Mitt Romney called the Arizona law a model for the nation.”

            Politifact.com

            “Planned Parenthood provides mammograms”

            Spero News

            “We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial
            system”

            CBSnews.com

            Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video &
            demonstrations

            U.S. State Department

            “Mitt Romney Plans to fire Big Bird”

            Politifact.com

            “Under Gov. Romney’s definition … Donald Trump is a small
            business.”

            Politifact.com

            Because of Obamacare, “over the last two years, health care
            premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in
            the last 50 years.”

            Politifact.com

            “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast
            and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous
            administration”

            ABCnews.com

            Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college
            students.

            Factcheck.org

            My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.

            Factcheck.org

            “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul
            Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs,
            Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you
            happen to see

            Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is
            to Iowa and our

            rural communities.”

            House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)

            The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So
            now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in
            manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing
            jobs take root here, not in China. And, that means supporting investment here.
            Governor Romney …invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of
            outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.

            Forbes-Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors

            “You Didn’t Build that”

            A few examples,bridges, roads etc

            Lies During Third Year

            I will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are
            denied the right to bargain.

            Youtube Video

            In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said
            that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.

            http://www.breitbart.com

            I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever
            did Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya – Weapons pour
            into Gaza Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last
            week.

            Examiner

            “Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that
            traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.” Like
            Raising taxes?

            Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz

            he wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.

            GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing Dems
            Rejected Jobs Bill

            You have 80 percent of the American people who support a
            balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach
            that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the
            American people aren’t sold is not the problem Gallup Poll: Only 69%.

            These are obligations that the United States has taken on in
            the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to
            pay our bills. Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama Jobs
            Bill Paid for Seems not so much Paid for. Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier
            air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance Barack Obama, campaiging
            in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11

            I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if
            we haven’t

            resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the
            money in the coffers to do it.

            American.com

            USA producing more oil than ever before.

            Petroleum Insights

            Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”

            Department of Homeland Security says 5%

            Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.

            National Taxpayers Union

            Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt
            children.

            CNN Interview

            Lies During Second Year

            Obama claimed the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC,
            “open[ed] the

            floodgates for special interests — including foreign
            corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.

            nationalreview.com

            No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional
            instructions as enacted into law.

            Obama Lies to Keep Czars

            No “boots” on the ground Libya

            Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you,
            you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is
            Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya
            on the ground

            Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly
            brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the
            kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.

            Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill

            All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and
            angry” about Lockerbie bomber.

            Obama Memo

            I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops

            Obama’s Schedule

            The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one
            dime.

            Campaign and Presidency

            If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it.

            TownHall

            “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
            abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

            U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.

            ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax

            Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans

            We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.

            Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010

            Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your
            kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could
            potentially happen.

            Arizona Immigration Law

            Doctors choose amputation because they get better
            compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.

            Claims never documented

            The Health Care Package will pay for itself

            Time

            Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from
            George Bush’s ideas — not one.

            HMM Immigration?

            We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care

            Democratic Debate Lies

            Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas

            Video Proof

            I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”

            Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar
            “Shovel Ready” bill.

            I got the Message from Massachusetts

            Daily Bail

            Lies During First Year

            We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or

            created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and
            now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’

            AP fact Checker

            Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That
            wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled
            the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the
            emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders
            wanted to make bigger.

            AP fact Checker

            Collective salvation

            Obama calls himself a Christian

            (BIGGEST G.D. LIE TOLD BY Barack Hussein Obama)

            I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully
            execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of
            my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

            Obama Inauguration 20 Jan 2009

            Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term

            Associated Press Video

            Health Care deals will be covered on C-span

            Obama Lies

            As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide

            ABCnews

            Recovery Act will save or create jobs

            ABC News

            Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.

            Obama Lies

            No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus

            CNNnews

            I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal
            health care plan

            Specator.Org

            We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible
            families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and
            refinance mortgages.

            Obama Lies

            I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.

            NPR

            Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year

            Council on Foreign Relations.

            Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per
            year.

            Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes

            List of Tax Promise Violations

            2008 Campaign Lies

            Bypassing congress unconstitutional; I intend to reverse
            when I am president

            Vimeo

            I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied
            the right to bargain

            Youtube

            No more wiretapping of citizens

            Youtube

            Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not
            somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

            News Busters

            I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first
            American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps
            United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Obama campaign would accept public
            funding

            ABCnews

            Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr

            A Socialist

            Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995
            fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she
            needed to pay for treatment.

            Mounting Heath Care Lies

            Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical

            Dreams of My Father

            – A radical Socialist.

            Would have the most transparent administration in History

            Cato Institute

            We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line
            by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we
            do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.

            Boston Globe

            I have visited all 57 (?) states.

            Snopes

            I’ll get rid of earmarks

            Source: Any bill passed during presidency

            When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have
            5 days to review it before I sign it.

            Campaign Speech

            My father served in World War II.

            The Videos and the Facts

            Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009

            News Video

            Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes

            YouTube

            Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without
            a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration. He has done nothing
            but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total
            failure” has now become his greatest achievement Present Votes Are Common In
            Illinois

            NPR

            I Won Michigan

            Huffington Post

            I won Nevada

            The Nation

            I don’t Have Lobbyists

            US News

            My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad

            Crooks and Liars

            I Have Always Been Against Iraq

            Washington Post

            My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country

            CNNnews

            Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN

            in any other capacity.

            Obama Campaign Video

            I Barely Know Rezko

            Sun Times

            My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church

            ABC News

          • BLACK ON BLACK COMMENT

            Washington (CNN)Ben Carson says President Barack Obama is a psychopath.

            His comment came in an exchange between the neurosurgeon who’s likely to mount a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and his chief adviser, Armstrong Williams, captured by a GQ reporter on the night of this year’s State of the Union address.

            Williams had said Obama looked “elegant” that night.

            And Carson responded: “Like most psychopaths. That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”

            Later in the exchange, Carson accused Obama of knowingly selling the American public “a lie.”

            <img alt=”Ben Carson: Prison proves being gay is a choice” class=”media__image” src=”http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150304063419-new-day-ben-carson-gay-choice-00014120-large-169.jpg”>

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            “He’s trying to sell what he thinks is not true!” Carson reportedly said. “He’s sitting there saying, ‘These Americans are so stupid I can tell them anything.'”

        • How wrong you are……

          Operant Definition – can be measured- of sociopath…… this is not the Insurance company definition nor is it the the Big Phrama definition.

          Operant Definition of the Pathological Character Disorder “Antisocial Personality”-sociopath: a person who regularly uses unconscionable tactics to accomplish unconscionable agenda and does not mind hurting other people in the process.

          this is exactly how I use the word, and what I mean by it.

    • FOX Demolishes CNN
      and MSNBC in 2014

      12/31/2014 / By shawn – See more at: http://totalconservative.com/fox-demolishes-cnn-and-msnbc-in-2014/#sthash.RDSSCYiZ.dpuf

      Fox News has been a blessing for conservatives fed up with
      the tired liberal lies of the so-called mainstream media. And though the
      channel has been successful for nearly its entire history, 2014 kept the
      juggernaut rolling in a big way. Competing against CNN and MSNBC, the
      conservative-leaning channel demolished the competition. Of course, Fox News
      could play nothing but reruns of old Cronkite newscasts and still come out
      ahead of the other two awful excuses for cable journalism. Particularly on the
      decline is CNN. Though the Ted Turner brainchild always had the typical left-wing
      bent expected of American news, they decided 2014 was the year they were going
      to turn themselves into a complete joke. With their Naked Gun-esque coverage of
      the MH370 mystery, their sickeningly-biased approach to the Ferguson case, and
      – according to some – the worst journalist of the year (Don Lemon) hosting in
      primetime, CNN shed the last remaining remnants of a once-decent reputation.
      MSNBC doesn’t really have a reputation to lose, but 2014 was another bad year
      for the unabashed liberals over there as well. A recent survey of the three
      cable news networks exposed MSNBC has having the least actual “news” of any of
      them; according to the investigation, only 15% of their total content fits that
      definition. The rest is opinion, and it’s apparently not an opinion too many
      Americans care to hear. With a dreadful lineup that includes the illiterate Al
      Sharpton, the insufferable Chris Hayes, and the unwatchable Ronan Farrow, the
      network continues to struggle. Even Rachel Maddow, who at least brings some semblance
      of intelligence to the table, is hemorrhaging viewers who have grown tired of
      the channel’s unrelenting liberalism. – See more at:
      http://totalconservative.com/fox-demolishes-cnn-and-msnbc-in-2014/#sthash.RDSSCYiZ.dpuf

        • Yes, Independent1, I should have said the 1690s because the US was already deteriorating in the 1790 after the Constitution allowed people to hold office without belonging to a certain sect. They even allowed a JEW to hold office but & started allowing non-landowners to vote but at least non-whites and females had no vote.

    • I know a bunch of people stuck in the 90’s and don’t try to give hem facts because if Rush didn’t say it, it isn’t so.

  6. Serious Americans don’t watch or read anything the 6 major Corporations own. The “Main Stream Media” are nothing more than paid shills that are given their talking points from our corrupt government and their owners. Music is a much better way of passing time, while reading from non-partisan independent news sites. I find better news on sites that are mostly for investors concerning money and the markets. The news is money based, which removes the politics out of the report. But Fox News apology was made because the French and UK governments have never “formally declared” these places “no go zones”. That’s not really news, as no government will ever admit to losing control of it’s territory (outside of war).

    Surprisingly, some 2 years ago, CNN did a lengthy news report on “no go zones” in the UK, yet, not a peep from them (or anyone for that matter). CNN is not near as left leaning as MSNBC, but still, it leans left on many social issues.

    What should be important to everyone is statistics that can tell folks where the country is going in the future. FOX is #1 in cable news, by big numbers over those who lean left. There viewer share has grown each year of Obama’s Presidency. This isn’t going to change, as the Independent’s are leaving the left side in droves. The success of American Sniper is also a telling moment into how people are going to go in 2016. Michael Moore has mad an idiot of himself again, to the detriment of the left.

    There have been two mid-terms, the Dems lost ground in both and now are the minority in both houses of Congress. I’m going to step out on the limb and say that FOX news may have a little to do with that. Propaganda is a very powerful thing. How powerful? When you ask government to protect you from the evil corporations, you also permit them to choose winners and losers, through corporate welfare. Be careful what you ask for, you might get more than you bargained for.

  7. When you hear any News Network starts to defend itself in advance, like Fox News with their narrative: “Fair & Balanced” then know a lot of lies will follow and fly along. Fox News lies, and lies all the time. For example, in France at a recent million match, Fox repeatedly saying that all world leaders attended. Until my old mum was a bit suspicious and asked who were those world leaders who attended? I explained to her who attended. From that time she has given up completely to watch Fox News. Firstly she couldn’t tolerate watching Megyn Kelly as she was rising her Blood Pressure when she talks neither stood to listen to Kimbrey G…(of the FIVE) with her scratching voice.

    • Can you post a link to prove the “all the world leaders” claim? Or are you just deleting the “in attendance ” part?

      • Sorry I can’t post a link as am extremely bussy all the time. But as far as I can remember that time or rather that week, of a million match in France ,I watched Fox News , and there was a lady called Martha………. This woman repeated many times world leaders have attended the match.

        • Yes, there were around 40 world leaders. Complete phrases matter and have context when looking at video. It is quite common for those on the left to change context by removing words or misinterpreting the words when put in context with the video. Look how NBC changed the George Zimmerman 911 call to make it appear as he was a racist.
          It’s easy to just “play the comment” and not show the video being commented on to make up BS. Your ilk is quite adapt to this. To bad they keep getting caught, often.

          • When I revisit the photo of leaders on the match, I see leaders from Europe and surrounding countries. Does that mean all world leaders?

        • LOL, that is a lame excuse. We always post facts and stats. Your side rarely does. So what does that tell us? Next time you answer, you might try deliberating with some proof and justification or don’t even bother replying.

          • Sometimes I do think it is not worth my time to come to this site and meet people like joe schmo who can’t reason out unless you show them here is the cow, see it with four legs, long tail, it can make noise, maa, maa, maa. Thats the time they believe its really a cow.

          • Did you not read the opening statements?

            No, of course not. You and your ilk STILL cling to this feeble belief that parroting B.S. over and over again has the power to magically will it into becoming reality.

            No, whore, you haven’t ever once said ANYTHING that was true.

            If you HAD ever said anything that was true, you wouldn’t be such a coward and have your Disqus activity hidden. But you do because, instead of dealing in truths, you routinely attempt to sever all ties between you and reality (my favorite being your continued insistence that freedom is unknowable except by people who work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week).

    • When you have a chance, identify for us where the National Memo has distorted reality or published anything newsworthy that you can rebut; and point out to us what was a lie or distortion of the truth or a fabrication or censored facts which Faux News does every minute of every hour they are broadcasting.

        • Sorry, using RWNJ websites and or what’s said on RWNJ aired broadcasts, are not justifiable proof that what’s said on sane outlets are not true or fabrications of reality. Which is basically what you always try to use in any justifications you try making.

      • Fox has been shone through the court system as “just being an entertainment” show. That is how they get away with their many “faux pas”

        • And sadly, they actually won a court case back in 2003 that says it’s legal for them to lie in the process of pretending to broadcast the news.

          And the lie they were broadcasting was that RGHB is safe for human consumption (it is used to fatten up beef) while several studies have proved that RGHB causes cancer. So they won a case that allows them to go on lying about something which may end up killing people. Nice group of folks huh??

    • Wishful thinking from another one of the tea party’s faithful little whores. But just like all the claptrap that comes out of Fox News, saying it over and over again does not magically make it become the truth.

      Hell, it doesn’t even magically make it become tolerable. It just reminds us all that you’re a whore to tyrants.

    • Richard a little young for parroting, leave that to the old geezers, why don’t you educate yourself first. So tells us why do you call it communist?

  8. FOX News gets away with what the do because it is allowed. Once more their disease has been infecting the other news stations who have slowly and surely become as unreliable as FOX. Journalism in this Country is close to non-existent. Thank goodness for the Internets.

    • Yup! It was Faux News that actually won a lawsuit back in 2003 that makes it legal for them to lie; which actually helped Bush and Cheney get approval for their unwarranted war in Iraq by Faux News spewing 24/7 the Bush Administrations lies and distortions of the truth, unquestioned, during the run up to the war.

      • Well, it really doesn’t help your cause that Soros owns a portion of ‘The Memo.’ He is one of the most corrupt if not the most fraudulent philanthropist around.

        • More of your outright blatant lies!! Go stuff your head in the sand!! If Soros has an investment in the NM, it’s just that!! A minor investment!! He doesn’t actively become involved in political issues. TOTALLY UNLIKE SHELDON ADELSON, THE KOCH BROS. AND NUMEROUS OTHER RWNJs.

          Clearly, Soros doesn’t sit on the board of a news outlet like David Koch sits on the board of PBS.

          And he doesn’t fund countless politically inspired groups that try to subvert elections and even voting in states across the nation like the Koch Bros!!!!!!

          • Tsk, tsk, tsk….. Why don’t you look it up yourself for a change or are you too busy to do that just like your buddy below.

          • GEORGE SOROS IS IMPLEMENTING A “ONE WORLD” SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT

            OBAMA’S BOSS

            The Felon Who’s Steering America and Your Tax Money

            AMERICA’S & OBAMA’S PUPPET-MASTER
            SOROS CAUSED THE OCTOBER 2008 US FINANCIAL MARKET CRASH WITH THE HELP OF GOLDMAN SACHS

          • Liberal Super PAC Tries To Defend Taking Soros Money08.27.14Billionaires (Soros, Others) Spend Big on Commie Senate Dems and RINOs08.22.14George Soros Betting on Market Crash08.14.14Ebola Outbreak Connected to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and George Soros …More08.06.14Soros-Funded Liberals Abandon Ukraine to Putin05.22.14Media Matters, Soros Funding Benghazi “Lie Squad’05.16.14Communist George Soros Behind IRS Targeting05.14.14Commie Kerry Introducing George Soros at State Dept Forum05.12.14Soros and Lagarde’s IMF vs Putin’s Russia03.24.14Obama Overtime Order is Soros-Funded Pet Project03.20.14George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin the EU03.17.14Felon Soros Warns Against Britian Exiting Communist EU03.12.14Soros Heavily Invested in Ukraine Crisis03.04.14George Soros’ Role in Enrolling Prisoners in Obamacare03.03.14Soros Group Triples Its Lobbying Spending02.24.14George Soros Fingerprints All Over FCC Newsroom Probe02.21.14Soros Wants His Ex’s Secrets Kept Secret by Judge02.16.14George Soros Group Helped IRS Target Conservatives02.10.14George Soros’ Ex-Girlfriend Smacks Him in the Head02.09.14Communist Felon, George Soros and Walmart Funding Hillary Clinton02.01.14Soros Activists Take Over Ukrainian Gov’t Buildings01.27.14George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Group01.26.14Obama’s, Hillary’s Boss Soros Bets on Internet Gambling01.07.14Obama’s Boss, George Soros Talks of The Superiority of Communism, Global Government and Global Warming01.03.14

          • COMMUNST GEORGE SOROS FIXING ELECTIONS IN 11 STATES!GEORGE SOROS – PUBLIC ENEMY #1
            QUICK OVERVIEW:GEORGE SOROS’ OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTEDr. Manning’s Research Video on George Soros, the (Billionaire, World Socialist) Puppet Master”About” Page of OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE WEBSITEIS YOUR PC RED? The Marxist Plot You Weren’t Expecting.

            This Video will Initially Look Like an Impossible World-Scale Conspiracy Plot. But it Won’t by the Time You Study the Facts on this Page.A Look into the Twisted World of George Soros

          • Just a note: When marketing your crazy videos, you may not want to include sentences like:
            “This Video will Initially Look Like an Impossible World-Scale Conspiracy Plot.”
            Because it makes them seem crazy.

      • I agree, but what bothers me the most is the simple fact the lies, distortions and sloppy journalism has become the norm for almost all of news channels and those who call themselves journalist. I find myself believing very little of what I hear from any of them. It is all about numbers and sponsors now and little about actual journalism.

        • I don’t have a TV or a radio – nor do I frequent the mainline news sites like CNN very often. Since I’m a Yahoo email user, I sometimes browse the Yahoo site but am generally turned off by all the questionable articles I find there. I generally get my news from Yahoo News, CNN, the Washington Post and NYTimes news updates via email. And of course from the NM articles. And I do a lot of research on line to try and flesh out the truth about the articles I do read and take seriously.

          But I can certainly appreciate what you say based on some of the wild articles that the RWNJs post as supposed justification for their often outlandishly stupid rhetoric.

          • I do not get cable TV, newspapers, or magazines so everything I read is via the Internets. I read everyone’s opinion including conservative Republicans (when I can find one I respect) and make up my own mind. Yahoo news put up stuff from all sides but the majority of people who comment on are just plain crazy.

          • And I so agree with your last few words. I was also posting on Yahoo News a year or more ago (in addition to the NM), but blogging there suddenly became like being in a beehive of RWNJs on steroids. I just couldn’t take, as you pointed out, the just plain crazy, mindless comments that so many RWNJs would post, any longer; and so I have given that up.

          • Maybe people are just fed up with the Left Wing Mental Midgets who continue to spew their lies everywhere. LIKE YOU!

          • I have to admit that sometimes I still comment there but I make sure the comment is something that will make their heads explode. It makes me laugh when it works. They are so easy to upset.

  9. One little thing we can do is to stop referring to Fox on air personalities as reporters or journalists. We should refer to them as Fox Propagandist Megyn Kelly or Sean Hannity, etc.

      • NEWS POLLS
        The 2014 total daily viewer averages look like this: Fox News: 1,052,000 CNN: 399,000 MSNBC: 347,000 As you can see, Fox News isn’t in danger of being caught anytime soon. And that brings up a good question: if America is really split down the middle the way the polls always show, why is Fox News so much more popular than its liberal-leaning competitors? Is it because liberals don’t watch TV? Is it because Fox News does a better job of delivering some actual news to go with their opinion shows? I think it might be a little of both, but the more important factor may be a simpler one: Fox News is still – many years after its debut – a complete anomaly on television. Nowhere else can conservatives go on the dial to hear intelligent conversations without the usual liberal narrative. Sure, there are a handful of reality shows that feature conservatives, but you’re hardly going to turn on 19 Kids and Counting for a recap of the day’s events. Fox News did something extraordinary and special when they came on the air, and they remain committed to that mission today. Plus, even a liberal would have to admit that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are a hell of a lot more entertaining than Al Sharpton and Chris Hayes. And, frankly, Megyn Kelly is a lot easier on the eyes than any of them. Cable news is down in numbers altogether this year, and that trend is probably not going to reverse itself. With more and more people cutting the cord, turning to independent media outlets, and using the Internet for their news, cable in general is probably not long for this world. In the meantime, CNN and MSNBC had better think up a new strategy. “Be less ridiculous” might be a good place to start. – See more at: http://totalconservative.com/f

        • Didn’t you already post this drivel once? Why does it keep coming back. FAUX NEWS lies…it’s a fake news channel.

  10. Why should we expect any facts and honesty from a network owned by Rupert Murdoch, the king of lies and sensationalism? They showed old videos of Palestinians celebrating in the streets on 9/11 to misinform their viewers, as if they were celebrating 9/11 attacks. John Stewart on CC regularly exposes their tricks. It is sad that so many Americans watch them and their advertisers don’t seem to care.

    • That’s another travesty. That Faux News actually has companies that either don’t care how funding the Faux News lies affects their own credibility, or they are those who run these corporations are actually as corrupt as the people who will knowingly get on Faux News every day knowing their lying to their fellow Americans; purposely distorting the truth in an effort to keep a political party in office that is extending and even increasing the suffering of millions of Americans by obstructing efforts to improve our economy, repeal a health care law that has already saved more than 75,000 people their lives, trying to subvert Social Security that so many elderly depend on and more.

  11. I understand global warming group picked one of zillions of NASA hypothetical mathematical models that includes global warming, one that was the model for global warming; and when analysed it was found that there was atmosphere on the moon. Turned out not to be a model that fits.
    I watched a documentary movie about 3 years ago that documents that mankind now causes about 1% of all carbon production (pollution?) on planet earth. We are still missing a precise definition of global warming.

    • I don’t know where you got that fantasy about the un named “global warming group,” but it has the smell of disinformation to me–and clumsy disinformation at that.

  12. MSNBC doesn’t do much better in the “truth” department. If you want to know what’s really happening, you have to listen to both sides, then the BBC, then Al Jazeera, and kind of form your own opinion about what MIGHT be going on! How sad for us all.

      • Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris Perry come to mind (more for “selectively” telling the news and for not telling the stories that don’t support their “side” of things) Chris Matthews is another one. After all that Obama has done (and not done), Matthews still practically swoons when he says Obama’s name.

        • Rather than just report the news and give an opinion or comment, Rachel and Melissa ‘s styles seem to be delving deeply into the subject matter. Rachel does a good bit of research and Melissa has a lot of good intelligent discussions going on on her show. Are they liberal? Yes. Nothing wrong with that if you provide evidence, facts, clarification, history to support your point of view.

        • I like to listen to news that educates me with facts on history’s past, present and future I get that with Rachel. News that otherwise you won’t hear anywhere else.

    • Please indicate when MSNBC has lied. They take news events and give their commentary on them and they repeat what legislators say or report on what is happening on Capital Hill regarding votes, bills put on the floor, Obama’s response etc. When did they lie, I am not saying that they never had, I am just not aware.

    • Actually, in recent studies it does do better than Faux News in keeping people informed. But not as well as USA Today which proved to be one of the best.

    • You could watch CBC News as well–until it no longer exists. It does a very good job of reporting on and analyzing what’s going on in the U.S. However, the Conservative (read as wish-we-could-be-Republicans) party that currently runs the Canadian federal government would love to dismantle the CBC because it tends to tell the truth about what’s going on in Canada. They don’t spout the right-wing propaganda that the Conservatives would like them to spout. So the Conservatives are always trying to find ways to reduce funding to the CBC. I guess conservatives are the same north and south of the border.

    • It’s always wise on important issues to wander around a cross section of stations and news sources. Especially at least one external to the US.

  13. Hope all you folks who reside on the east coast take the needed precautions to deal with your upcoming weather event. The weather guessers are making this one sound quite nasty. Good Luck!

    • Thanks. Those of us who have lived here most of our lives should be used to it. I just hope no one breaks into my car, though. I bought the last two loaves of bread for sale in New England this morning on my way to work.

      • Might want to fill some water jugs up., the way they’re talking on the Weather Channel, power my get knocked out as well.

      • Hey, can you give us some rain here on the West Coast. Send us some of that watery snow will ya. We need at least another 15 inches…..

    • Who Really Determines What You Will Or Will Not See On TV Or Read In The Newspaper?

      In the early years of our democracy the “free press” was all that stood between greedy corporate interests, government corruption and you and I. While many newspapers were controlled by wealthy individuals such as William Randolph Hearst, who influenced the content of the news in his papers, a kind of journalistic “Hippocratic oath” seemed to prevail across the country as reporters and publishers at small papers usually chose to pursue the truth in reporting.

      Local papers, TV stations and radio outlets were owned mostly by local individuals with an interest in their community. That began to change as a powerful institution known as the Council On Foreign Relations gained power and the trend toward total corporate media control rapidly accelerated during the Bush era with media consolidation.

      Suddenly the old rule that one corporation could not own all of the town’s news outlets was gone. Companies like Clear Channel Communications suddenly began to buy up every radio station, TV outlet and newspaper in major markets, effectively controlling everything that people read, watched and heard. The pattern of media consolidation has increased during the last eight years to the point that now only a few corporations control the news that we watch.

      Just like the quote above, he who owns the media, controls the media. With such powerful platforms they are able to drown out independent media and control public opinion and government policy. There can be no freedom without freedom of the press and there can be no freedom of the press if only a few powerful corporations are allowed to own it.

      What Liberal or Right Wing Media? It’s Just Corporate Media.

      Who really controls the media? Is the so called “liberal media” that the right complains about controlled by Hollywood and liberal special interests? Is Fox News controlled by the Republican Party? If you believe any of these generalizations you are dead wrong and the truth will shock you.

      Major multinational corporations, Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds and Saudi Princes, all hell bent on protecting their own interests, choose what you will see on the nightly news and trick you into believing it is unbiased reporting. As we see below all the major news outlets, regardless of what they make you believe, contributed heavily to George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004 so any argument that they are controlled by liberals evaporates. In this case they all supported the candidate that promised to allow consolidation of multiple media companies.

      The very news stories that you are fed by the mainstream media are manipulated to mirror the public relations campaigns of companies that operate nuclear plants, sprawling theme parks that gobble up wetlands, defense contractors, oil companies and even Saudi Princes. Remember the old “Outer Limits” TV shows where the announcer says “We control everything you see and hear, the vertical, the horizontal,” etc? The corporate controlled news media controls all you see and hear.

      Here are the top twenty media corporations in the U.S. according to mediaowners.com All but two of the following, #18 and #19 are not members of the Council On Foreign Relations.

      1. Time Warner Inc.
      2. Walt Disney Company
      3. Viacom Inc.
      4. News Corporation
      5. CBS Corporation
      6. Cox Enterprises
      7. NBC Universal
      8. Gannett Company, Inc.
      9. Clear Channel Communications Inc.
      10. Advance Publications, Inc.
      11. Tribune Company
      12. McGraw-Hill Companies
      13. Hearst Corporation
      14. Washington Post Company
      15. The New York Times Company
      16. E.W. Scripps Co.
      17. McClatchy Company
      18. Thomson Corporation
      19. Freedom Communications, Inc.
      20. A&E Television Networks

      Who Owns The Media? Industry Giants, Saudi Princes and Australian Robber Barons.

      Here is a breakdown of the “Liberal” media ownership By Corporations. Next Read Who Owns the “Conservative Media”.

      “GE, Not Just Light Bulbs Anymore”

      GENERAL ELECTRIC – NBC (In they 2000 donated 1.1 million to George W Bush for his election campaign)

      TV Holdings:
      * NBC: Owns outright 13 stations and many affiliates, Market penetration: 28% of US households.
      * NBC Network News: Owns The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline.
      * CNBC business network, MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by both NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%).
      The MS in MSNBC stands for Microsoft, Bill Gate’s Microsoft donated 2.4 million in 2000 to get George W Bush elected.

      Other Holdings:
      * GE Consumer Electronics and Household Products and components used in military electronics..
      * GE Power Systems, which makes turbines for nuclear reactors, wind turbines, “clean” coal technology.
      * GE Plastics: produces military hardware for fighter jets, ships and nuclear power equipment.
      * GE Transportation Systems: manufactures engines and diesel and electric locomotives.

      WESTINGHOUSE / CBS INC. “Not Just Fridges Anymore”.

      Westinghouse Electric Company, part of of the large Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels.
      Which is Headed By Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle Group. A group with very strong ties to the Bush Administration.

      TV Holdings:
      * CBS: Owns outright 14 stations and over 200 affiliates in the US.
      * CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News, CBS Morning News.
      * Country Music Television, The Nashville Network.
      * Group W Satellite Communications.
      Other Holdings:
      * Westinghouse Electric Company: provides services to the nuclear power industry including owning 4 nuclear plants, waste disposal and transport.

      The Late Disney Founder, Walt Disney. “Oh how far we have come Walt!”

      DISNEY – ABC

      (Donated $640,000 to George W Bush’s 2000 political campaign)
      TV Holdings:
      * ABC: includes 10 stations outright, many affiliates, Penetration in the market: 24% of US households.
      * ABC Network News: Prime Time Live, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America.
      * ESPN, Lifetime Television (50%), as well as smaller holdings in A&E, History Channel and E!
      * Disney Channel/Disney Television, Touchtone Television.
      Other Major Media Holdings.
      * Miramax, Touchtone Pictures.
      * Major Magazines: Jane, Los Angeles Magazine, Discover.
      * Three recording labels, twelve major local newspapers.
      * Hyperion books.
      * Infoseek search engine.

      Major shareholders include Sid R. Bass, oil and gas baron.

      Disney’s environmental and social record: Source wikipedia.org

      The company has been accused of human rights violations regarding the working conditions in factories that produce their merchandise. Numerous environmental groups in Florida and California have criticized development procedures used in building theme parks including damage to wetlands.

      An environmental management plan for a zone of Great Guana Cay, in the Abaco Islands, criticized Disney for poor management of a 90-acre (36.4 ha) tract of the island. Disney partially developed but then abandoned the place, which was to have been a cruise ship resort called Treasure Island. The report, by the University of Miami and the College of the Bahamas, blames Disney for leaving hazardous materials, electrical transformers, and fuel tanks, and for introducing invasive alien plants and insects that threaten the natural flora and fauna of the island.

      “Time, Not Just On The Coffee Table Anymore”.

      TIME-WARNER TBS – AOL (In 2000 they donated 1.6 million to George Bush’s political campaign)

      America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner which was the largest merger in corporate history.
      TV Holdings:
      * CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Brothers Television, Cartoon Network, Sega Channel, TNT, Comedy Central.
      * Largest cable system owner with an estimated 13 million households.
      Media Holdings:
      * HBO Productions, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera.
      * Music: Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, EMI.
      * Thirty three major magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, In Style, Fortune, The Book of the Month Club, Entertainment Weekly, Life Magazne, DC Comics, MAD Magazine.
      Other major corporation Holdings:
      * Sports Teams and Wrestling: The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, World Championship Wrestling.

      Now For The “Conservative News Media” “The real Darth Vader?”

      Why did Australian Rupert Murdoch forsake his native country and become a U.S. citizen? Reportedly it was because he could save on taxes and start over in virgin territory after leaving behind so much scorched earth in the Australian economy as he laid waste to his business opponents and bought up media outlets. Or perhaps it was just so he could get around foreign media ownership laws. (Which no longer exist.)

      Does a Saudi billionaire actually have the power to control the news on the Fox network, of which he is a part owner?

      NEWS CORPORATION LTD. / FOX NETWORKS (Rupert Murdoch, numerous donations. On Board of Directors of Phillip Morris, Phillip Morris Donated 2.9 million to Bush’s campaign.
      Major Television Holdings:
      * Fox Television: includes 22 major and many affiliate stations, Penetration into more than 60% of US households.
      * Fox International: extensive worldwide cable and satellite networks include British Sky Broadcasting (40%); VOX, Germany (49.9%); Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia (50%); STAR TV, Asia, IskyB, India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia (50%); and News Broadcasting, Japan (80%), major owner of DirecTV.
      * The Golf Channel (33%).
      Other Major Media Hodings:
      * Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight.
      * 132 major newspapers (113 in Australia alone) including the New York Post, the London Times and The Australian.
      * Owns 25 magazines including TV Guide and The Weekly Standard.
      * Owns HarperCollins books.
      Othe Major Corporation Holdings around the word:
      * Sports: LA Dodgers, LA Kings, LA Lakers, National Rugby League.
      * Ansett Australia airline, Ansett New Zealand airlines.
      * Rupert Murdoch is on the Board of Directors of Philip Morris, a major Bush donor.

      It’s no surprise that corporate robber baron Rupert Murdoch is a major Bush supporter but who else owns Fox News? Prince al-Walid bin Talal owns 5.5% of Fox News.

      Prince al- Walid bin Talal stated recently that he used his influence to change Fox’s headlines. During the recent riots in Muslim neighborhoods in France Fox was using the term “Muslim Riots” to describe rioting by Muslim youths and Prince bin Talal claims that called Fox News had them change the title of the story to “Youth Riots”. Source. worldnetdaily.com

      In another instance, where supposedly conservative Fox News should have been up in arms, was the deal by a United Arab Emirates holding company to buy U.S. ports. Suddenly Fox went from being against the deal to very supportive of a deal that would have put US container ports in foreign hands. A U.A.E. sovereign wealth fund also owns major shares of Fox.

      The “good ole boys” that hang on every word that Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly utters might not be so happy when they hear who is whispering in their idol’s ears.

      http://www.whoownsthenews.com/

      • Unfortunately I think you are 100% correct. The only news I listen to is satellite radio. If one side said the sun rises in the west the other side says it rises in the north. They can both prove it by quoting the bible or Goldman Sachs..The internet proves that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Its time for Jesus to return and save us from drowning in a fiery lake of cow manure.

      • Well done Granny, well done indeed! I remember when the news was the news and politics wasn’t such a vile issue. Now, the government, both clans, are owned by big business and Wall street. So many believe the R clan is different than the D clan, when their actions are mostly identical. The MSM is useless propaganda, as are many of the left and right wing websites.
        I keep trying to explain this to folks, but they prefer to just resort to name calling and ignorance. Some even make claims that are as far from the truth it makes one wonder where these thoughts come from. The politicians are having a party and the people aren’t invited. Until people wake up, then the divide will continue. At this point, no government might better than the corrupt bunch of criminals we have in DC. (I love when people think I want NO government, because that is not what I’m saying).
        Nice to hear from you today, hope all is well with you and yours!

        • Holy Cow Gary!!!
          It says something about the state of the media in America if you, I, and Granny are all agreeing on this!
          Hope you and your dad have a great day.

          • You would be surprised how many things we would agree if we would just chat about it. I’m not totally against a lot of the ideals that those on the Left espouse. Socially, I’d bet we were pretty close and possibly agree on many things. Economically, not so sure there, but we all hold differing opinions. I try to look at things as an American, not a conservative, progressive or anarchist or any other political term that can be invented. I’m against socialism, but have no problem with a safety net for example. I don’t see Social security or Medicare as bad things, as most people paid in. I don’t like the current state of welfare, as I see it as being abused and defrauded. It really needs fixed, not eliminated. Obamacare was not the answer to the problem of the uninsured, as we will all see down the road. I’m sure there’s lots we could agree on. PEACE and have a nice day as well.

          • “Socially, I’d bet we were pretty close and possibly agree on many things?” Like what, because we know one of us is totally blind and brain-dead.

            “Economically, not so sure there, but we all hold differing opinions?” Probably nothing as extreme as you espouse.

            “I try to look at things as an American, not a conservative, progressive or anarchist or any other political term that can be invented. I’m………?”

            Yeah! About to blow smoke where the sun doesn’t shine, that’s the line you’re trying to feed us here.

            You’re infringing on my collar, Joe-Bob.

          • Whoops, forgot. Your a dickhead, thru and thru. Your a child minded moron, go back to your room and play video games.

          • I’m sorry. I mistook you as someone capable of having a intelligent and constructive conversation on the political condition in this country. I will not bother you again.

          • The biggest problem the right has as far as social programs is their fanatical belief in fraud. There is fraud in EVERYTHING ,not just govt. programs that help people.Doctors,lawyers,etc.,etc.,etc. have as much blame as the people who use those programs. If the right is so sure fraud is occurring ,i’d like to see the percentage of doctors and lawyers who have been convicted of fraud,this would have to account for much more of the fraud than actual abuse by people trying to fed their families and raise their kids. It never seems to fail,the only response repubs have to fraud,is cut,cut,cut !! How about some attempt to see who is doing it and how the fraud is done.

          • I agree in general. I would not ever agree with the cut, cut mantra that you speak of (I think much of that is exaggeration by the media, but no matter). The governments have allowed many things to get out of hand, but they should be fixed slowly and carefully. I say this because I watched the end of the steel industry as I grew up. That was not slow or careful, just a slip of paper one day to men who supported their families.
            All fraud should be dealt with, but, as the government will tell you, they don’t have the resources to investigate all of them. The best way would be to have a network of citizens to call them out on Social media. When people stop doing business with thieves, they go out of business. Government will NEVER fix the welfare system, it’s political suicide. So it will continue to grow, until one day there is no money left to give out (or the method has been hacked for a lengthy period of time). You shouldn’t fear the Right Wingers, all talk, just like the Left wingers.

          • It’s interesting that you should bring up fraud in the Healthcare sector. When Obama 1st took office in 2009, he started a “war on fraud in the Defense Industry”; and because of that, has rounded up and prosecuted more people working in the defense industry that are trying to defraud our government than the past 3 presidents combined – recovering billions of fraudulently charged monies. He had wanted to do the same in the Health care sector but had difficulty getting cooperation from the insurance industry folks that he needed in order to track fraud being created there.

            Trouble until about the middle of 2012, when he was finally able to work out a collaboration with a number of insurance companies to start tracking and locating doctors and other healthcare providers that were defrauding our government. I don’t have statistics on just how much the Obama Administration has been able to recover from fraudsters in the healthcare sector, but my sense is that it’s a fair amount as I believe savings being realized via these combating fraud efforts are helping to pay for some of the costs being incurred in rolling out ACA.

            See this article on that from the NYTimes:

            Obama and Insurers Join to Cut Health Care Fraud – 7/25/2012:

            WASHINGTON — President Obama and health insurance executives plan to announce a new joint effort on Thursday to crack down on health care fraud by sharing and comparing claims data, administration officials say.

            The collaboration represents something of a turnabout for Mr. Obama, who in the last three years has often denounced “abuses by the insurance industry.” The White House is now enlisting some of the same companies to help ferret out fraud.

            Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. are scheduled to join insurers to unveil the initiative at the White House on Thursday.

            “This partnership brings together the resources and best practices of government and private sectors, giving us an unprecedented ability to detect and stamp out health care fraud,” Ms. Sebelius said.

            The charter for the venture says that federal investigators and insurers will pool claims data and look for suspicious billing patterns and aberrations. If agents detect possible fraud and begin an investigation, they can provide insurers with the names of doctors, hospitals and suppliers suspected of misconduct.

            The claims data will come from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

            More on the article here:

            http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/us/politics/obama-and-insurers-join-to-cut-health-care-fraud.html

        • No…the two parties are not the same. No…the media does not have a “liberal bias”…it is the TRUTH that has a liberal bias. FAUX NEWS lies every single day…that’s what they do. And they’re not the only liars…just the biggest liars.

          • Instead of just babbling on with typical left wing psychobabble, how about actually proving your assertions. I can prove mine. Prove FOX lies everyday, start with last Friday and then prove it over 3 days, I bet you can’t because your a liar.

          • If Faux News doesn’t lie, distort the truth and spew fabrications, explain please why studies show time and time again, that Faux News listeners ARE WORSE INFORMED THAN PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY NEWS OUTLETS. !!

            If Faux News is actually publishing the news correctly, how can so many million Americans end up so ignorant about what’s really going on about them. How can less than 2 people of of 5 NOT KNOW something, that a person who hasn’t even watched a media outlet knows, UNLESS FAUX NEWS IS DELIBERATELY MISINFORMING PEOPLE?????

            I guarantee you if I wasted my time and listened to Faux News for 5 minutes, I could point out to you that in that time, those speaking on Faux News NEVER COMPLETED ONE COMPLETE SENTENCE VOICING THE WHOLE TRUTH.

            Just like Mitt Romney debated Obama for 3 debates, each for about 1.5 hours, and Mitt NEVER COMPLETED ONE SENTENCE THAT WAS COMPLETELY TRUE!!! EVERY SENTENCE HE SPOKE HAD SOME DISTORTION OR INUENDO THAT WAS A LIE!!!

          • Can you please prove your psychobabbling BS? You remind me of a parrot, who can only repeat what some other idiot has said or wrote. Grow UP!

          • And I don’t need to prove what I just said. The fact that Faux News listeners end up being so stupid after spending ours listening to that claptrap that’s called Faux News is proof enough that what I’m saying is true!!!!!!

            YOU EXPLAIN TO ME HOW PEOPLE CAN END UP SO IGNORANT WHEN THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING PEOPLE TELLING THE TRUTH AND ACTUALLY INFORMING THEM!!!!!!!!

          • You are why people are starting to wake up. Mental Midgets like you have spewed your lying BS far enough, now people like me are coming to clean things up and educate those who are not totally brainwashed by their indoctrination centers and the Mental Midget Media, aka, the MSM.

          • Here’s what started Faux News’ campaign to start and keep on lying:

            Here’s the rundown: On August 18, 2000, journalist Jane Akre won $425,000 in a court ruling where she charged she was pressured by Fox News management and lawyers to air what she knew and documented to be false information.

            The real information: she found out cows in Florida were being injected with RBGH, a drug designed to make cows produce milk – and, according to FDA-redacted studies, unintentionally designed to make human beings produce cancer.

            Fox lawyers, under pressure by the Monsanto Corporation (who produced RBGH), rewrote her report over 80 times to make it compatible with the company’s requests. She and her husband, journalist Steve Wilson, refused to air the edited segment.

            In February 2003, Fox appealed the decision and an appellate court and had it overturned. Fox lawyers argued it was their first amendment right to report false information. In a six-page written decision, the Court of Appeals decided the FCC’s position against news distortion is only a “policy,” not a “law, rule, or regulation.”

            So, Fox and the other gladiatorical cable news channels were given the okay to legally lie right around the time of the Iraq War’s birth – when media lies coincidentally hit a peak in both frequency and severity.

          • SO WHAT? Are you that f-ing stupid to realize that no news agency is required to tell the truth? Are you THAT STUPID to think that any other media outlet tell the truth, like the garbage you have plagiarized by copy and posting here without a link? YES, YOUR THAT STUPID. Go to your room, little boy, you’re out of your league, PUNK

          • Believe it or not – that used to be the journalist’s standard – was doing their best to broadcast the news HONESTLY!!!!!

            You’re trying to stand up for a blatant lying news outlet THAT DELIBERATELY DOES EVERYTHING IT CAN TO MISINFORM IT’S LISTENERS INTENTIONALLY!!!!!!

            FAUX NEWS DOES NOT PUBLISH ALL THOSE LIES AND NEGLECT TO BROADCAST MANY NEWS ARTICLES BY ACCIDENT!! IT’S BROADCASTING IS DESIGNED TO MISINFORM!!!!!

          • Believe it or not – that used to be the journalist’s standard – was doing their best to broadcast the news HONESTLY!!!!!

            Well, DUH! The key words, “used to be” MM. now we have the MSM. While you want to blame one side of the political spectrum, you fail to mention the other side and their LIES. Like when NBC, an ultra liberal news agency now, altered a 911 call to make a man look like a racist when he legally defended himself against an attack by a black man. Of course, it didn’t help that the “white” guy was of Latino origin, so they had to lie some more and say he was a Hispanic white, only to be destroyed by a jury in Florida.

            Then, your Mental Midgets in the Left Wing media decided to do it again, this time with “hands up, don’t shoot”, and that was totally proven to be a LIE, and even the racist DOJ slammed that LIE.

            Your pathetic and a hypocrite.

          • And here’s an article that describes just how UNINFORMED Faux News Listeners are:

            Fox News Viewers Uninformed, NPR Listeners Not, Poll Suggests

            A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, FoxNews viewers are the least informed.

            People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents recently. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all.

            In one major example, New Jersey poll participants were questioned about the outcome of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa earlier in the year. A total of 53% of respondents know that Egyptians were successful in overthrowing dictator Hosni Mubarak. Also, 48% know that the Syrian uprising has thus far been unsuccessful in ousting Assad. But on balance, Fox News viewers were 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who were not TV news viewers. Fox News viewers were also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news, suggesting a daily dose of sound bytes from CNN at the gym, and headlines from Google News were enough to surpass what average Fox viewers polled knew about current events.

          • Are you trying to suggest that people who listen to Faux News are ignorant to begin with??? That the reason they end up so stupid about facts everyone should know is because they don’t know how to listen???

            Give me a break!!! I have a son in law who is very successful but unfortunately insists on listening to Faux News and he’s totally ignorant about virtually everything that goes on in American and in foreign countries. IT’S NOT HIM THAT’S STUPID!! IT’S THE IDIOTIC MESSENGER CALLED FAUX NEWS!!!!

          • I don’t have to prove it. I just know it…have since day one. We would never have had to suffer through a Bush presidency without Faux News. They’re brainwashing people, and you’re either too stupid to realize it or they’re paying you to lie for them. Either way, you’re a troll.

          • Last week you were moronically spouting the no go areas line – you claimed personal knowledge – and now people are supposed to believe you?

          • Hmmmm, I wasn’t born yesterday. Kind of in the middle between yesterday and today. I’ve seen quite a bit in my lifetime.

            Gary and Granny both make good points and, that I believe, is a generalized point for a good debate. Whether I agree with either is not relevant, yet there is some truth about what both have said. I think we all grow up with certain events which occur in our lives that swing us in a certain direction and which shape our political affiliation. America has always been based on both. In my opinion, there is a struggle at the moment between the ‘old’ hippie generation, the generation of non-hippies that followed them and now the newer generations. A mix of both. Add to that shared media fronts. One on the Left and one on the Right. Granny leans Left, Gary, even though he does not stand for either, leans more to the Right?

            Our problems with each other does have to do partially with media propaganda, however; it also has to do with our own experiences. But all this would not be the norm if the President and our representatives would not be divided. So through the good and bad of all of this, my hope is whoever follows Obama will change the course of events and, once again (if it can be done), bring this once great nation back to fruition. If we get in another divisive group then divided we stand, divided we fall. Either way, you all really need to think about the consequences, this cannot and will not last forever. Nothing ever does and history….well it has a funny way of repeating itself.

        • “So many believe the R clan is different than the D clan, when their actions are mostly identical?”

          Hey! Someone keeps ‘pissing’ on your leg telling you it’s raining outside.

          Forgive my language Lord, I couldn’t resist.

          • And your crap for brains mentality makes you believe you actually have intelligent. A typical useful idiot.

    • When you’re browsing through Garnnysmovin’s extensive article on who owns the news channels, keep in mind that many of those news outlets are regional and don’t control large portions of the nations airwaves; and therefore really don’t have a lot of “News Clout”. Reality is that It would be pretty tough for ‘Obama and his puppets’ to control the news, when the right-wingers who own News Corp and Clear Channel dominate the airwarys with outlets like Faux News and Clear Channel’s numerous local stations. Clear channel claims that with its stations across the nation, it consistently has between 210 and 230 million weekly listeners of its right-wing biased news. So when you add Faux News to that, which right-wing sheeple flock to and consistently vote the No.1 News outlet even though millions of them have to know that what it broadcasts as news is nothing but lies, distortions of the truth, censorship and fabrications; calling Americas News Media the ‘liberal news’ is nothing more than a figment and fantasy of your imagination.

      • That’s probably because they believe that ANYTHING or ANYBODY who doesn’t agree with them has to be biased or is ‘ liberal ‘ . Actually rushbo would make a very good comedian,most of what he says should be considered a joke,[ a bad one to be sure ], but…..

        • Why not look in the mirror because what you say sounds eerily familiar only reversed. I’m sure, to you, Chris Matthews is a God.

      • CIA Insider: “Forget Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, and Syria this is where WWIII will start”

        By MONEY MORNING STAFF REPORTS

        Should the rise of conflicts across the Middle East and Ukraine serve as a warning sign that something much more dangerous is approaching?

        According to Jim Rickards, the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, the answer is yes.

        In a startling interview he reveals that all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for World War III.

        Making matters worse, his colleagues believe it could begin within the next 6 months.

        However, the ground zero location for this global conflict is what makes his interview a must-see for every American.

        Take a few moments to watch it below and decide for yourself.

      • George Soros Sample Conniving

        “Saturday Night Live” has mockingly referred to the billionaire donor as “owner” of the Democratic Party — and for good reason. Mr. Soros previously underwrote a leftist scheme called the Secretary of State Project that aspired to rig elections from coast to coast. He also indirectly funded Occupy Wall Street and spent $27 million in 2004 in a failed attempt to defeat President George W. Bush.

        So far in the 2012 election cycle, Mr. Soros has given small amounts to a handful of congressional candidates along with $20,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $5,000 to the president’s re-election campaign.

        Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/16/soros-to-obamas-rescue/#ixzz3PzKM7mbJ
        Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  14. TOP NEWS POLLS
    The 2014 total daily viewer averages look like this: Fox News: 1,052,000 CNN: 399,000 MSNBC: 347,000 As you can see, Fox News isn’t in danger of being caught anytime soon. And that brings up a good question: if America is really split down the middle the way the polls always show, why is Fox News so much more popular than its liberal-leaning competitors? Is it because liberals don’t watch TV? Is it because Fox News does a better job of delivering some actual news to go with their opinion shows? I think it might be a little of both, but the more important factor may be a simpler one: Fox News is still – many years after its debut – a complete anomaly on television. Nowhere else can conservatives go on the dial to hear intelligent conversations without the usual liberal narrative. Sure, there are a handful of reality shows that feature conservatives, but you’re hardly going to turn on 19 Kids and Counting for a recap of the day’s events. Fox News did something extraordinary and special when they came on the air, and they remain committed to that mission today. Plus, even a liberal would have to admit that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are a hell of a lot more entertaining than Al Sharpton and Chris Hayes. And, frankly, Megyn Kelly is a lot easier on the eyes than any of them. Cable news is down in numbers altogether this year, and that trend is probably not going to reverse itself. With more and more people cutting the cord, turning to independent media outlets, and using the Internet for their news, cable in general is probably not long for this world. In the meantime, CNN and MSNBC had better think up a new strategy. “Be less ridiculous” might be a good place to start. – See more at: http://totalconservative.com/fox-demolishes-cnn-and-msnbc-in-2014/#sthash.RDSSCYiZ.dpuf

        • *sigh*
          Alright… lets get into it then.
          1) Being popular (in terms of ratings) does not mean anything other than that you are popular with a certain defined group of people. It most certainly does not imply that you are in any way ‘right’ or ‘honest’ or ‘accurate’ or ‘fair and balanced’. As you suggested, it may possibly mean you are more entertaining… but even that may be a stretch. If popularity implies ‘rightness’ then we would be making government policy or driving the political discussion based on episodes of Seinfeld.
          2) Consider a world where all the 1 million or so conservative crazies need a channel to watch… and Fox News provides them with that channel. For the sake of argument let’s say that MSNBC does the same for Liberal crazies (Note: There seem to be a lot less of them, ironically)
          Also in this world there is everyone else. They are spread amongst all the other channels. In this sort of a sense you could argue that the real stats are 200 million odd non-hyperpartisan, relatively sensible TV news watchers, vs 1 million Fox News conservative crazy people. This is not a great look for Fox “News”.
          3) As proven innumerably before, Fox is not “News” in any real sense of the word, other than referring to actual events that happened in order to use them as a base for a fairly cohesive and coherent narrative aimed to set a hyper-conservative agenda, drive the US political debate on topics that are important to it’s backers, and entertain/reinforce the crackpot beliefs of the 1 million crazies that watch it. For example: When a new angle or phase or outrage is introduced in one show, you can map it’s movement throughout the Fox News stable of shows as host after host (and I use the term loosely) repeats precisely the same phrase, angle or outrage. It’s like dominos and is very clearly driven from the editorial team or similar. At the same time they all avoid certain stories that don’t serve that narrative. The NAACP bombing for example. Or the eminent domain issue with Keystone. Not one single host brings it up. Now that’s some real obedience to an over-arching strategy.
          4) The “Usual Liberal Narrative” is that feeling you get when you have crossed the line into hyper-partisan crazy land. From that vantage point, all other media looks like it has a liberal bias. Technically you’re correct in the sense that, to you and the other crazies, all other media does have a Liberal bias. But to the majority of people that aren’t crazy, the mainstream media (let’s say barring the ends of the spectrum) are fairly even handed and mostly apolitical. In this sense, seeing them as the “Usual Liberal Narrative” is a symptom indicative of a serious problem in the same way that constantly imagining that the men in black/aliens are coming to get you is indicative of a serious problem.
          Luckily the placement of the political spectrum is still set by majority beliefs (no matter how much that irks Fox), and the majority of people view those mainstream news outlets as, well, just news.
          5) Fox is indeed special… but not in the way you think.
          6) Bill O’Reilly and Hannity are indeed entertaining… for those 1 million crazies. For the rest of us the constant racist, sexist, homophobic, jingoistic, bigoted sub-text (and sometimes actual text-text), the non-expert “Experts”, plus the misrepresentations and often outright lies (the recent Muslim no-go zones in Europe being just one of many many many examples) actually make them quite painful to watch. Add the actual visible stupidity of the hosts on “Fox and Friends” and it becomes extremely painful.

          I would go on… but I doubt it’s going to make much difference. I’m on the fence as to whether you’re a paid troll, or sincere in your approach, however, either way, you’re right out there on the fringe.

          The scary thing is you seem to think the fringe is normal and where everyone else should be.

          • Quit talking to yourself…it’s embarrassing you!

            Palaver is a waste of time the truth always prevails.

            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ― Friedrich Nietzsche

          • Oh Boy! Nietzsche, I should have known.

            Hey! Insinnergy:

            This guy’s quest for understanding the truth is marginal, at best. He has challenges getting past his own sorrow, discouragement and loss, experienced in his life.

            The next pit-stop for him borders on ‘madness’, which defines his reason for not being relevant or taken seriously.

          • Hi BOC,
            Yep… I thought I’d try… but you’re right.
            As usual, no real counter points, and a bonus of some meaningless quotes.
            Oh dear.

          • Great explanation of the why’s wherefore’s and how’s also. Only problem is joet is a fox fanatic and as such has no ability to process anything BUT fox b.s. ! ANY attempt to show him the difference is useless !!

          • all news is re-portable truth prevails

            Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’ (Endorsement)

            By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

            Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly Moment” by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

            Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

            In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

          • Let me inject. Let’s for a moment compare apples and oranges. In this case I will use the difference between the popular vote and the electoral college.

            ELECTORAL COLLEGE:

            “The President and Vice President are not elected directly by the voters.
            Instead, they are elected by “electors” who are chosen by popular vote
            on a state-by-state basis.[3] Electors are apportioned to each state and the District of Columbia (also known as Washington, D.C.), but not to territorial possessions of the United States. The number of electors in each state is equal to the number of members of Congress to which the state is entitled.’ Electors are almost always pledged to particular presidential and vice presidential candidates, though unpledged electors are possible. Except for the electors in Maine and Nebraska, electors are elected on a “winner-take-all” basis.[5] That is, all electors pledged to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes in a state become electors for that state.”

            In essence the electoral college does not stand for the true popular vote by the masses rather it is an offset opinion by a biased select few. Don’t really like this process but it is in the Constitution.

            POPULAR VOTE

            On the other hand we have the ‘popular vote.’ The popular vote is decided by the masses. The candidate voted into office by this method, I believe to be the true winner because, in essence, this person was elected by the people not just by a biased select group.

            In much the same manner, this can also be true of the discrepancies between Liberal Media (which we Conservatives have had shoved down our throats since before 1993) and Conservative Media (which is now giving a Liberals a run for their money).

            As a result of Conservative media, people on the Right now have a voice – the popular vote and individuals on the Left have their own voice through (the electoral college.) We on the Right no longer need the electoral college since we have our own ‘popular voice,’ and that makes many of you on the Left quite upset.

            I would also like to inform you that we still have freedom of speech in this country and I think, whether you like it or not, the ‘populus’ has spoken. Just like you, we deserve a right to have our voice heard, don’t ya think? It’s only fair:) So you can call us crazies on the Right but you also have to realize that this divide did not merely start with the people. It started when the Emperor in the White House started dividing us and overstepping his boundaries…….

    • Here’s my answer to you joet. Fox stands for full of xhit network !! Want the truth,don’t watch fox,want real news without a slant to the right,don’t watch fox,want well researched stories based on facts not fantasy,don’t watch fox. If your standards of truth,facts and reality based reporting of real news are even average, DON’T WATCH FOX !!!

      • DITTO DAVE

        Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’ (Endorsement)

        By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

        Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly Moment” by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

        Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

        In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

        • All your post proves is that GOP sheeple are so clueless that they don’t know when they’re being made stupid and will continually come back to listen to the same garbage day in and day out!!!!!!

          • Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel 22:12 time
            NY Times is not as you describe, we will advise them of your assertions.

          • The NYTimes DOES publish articles written by RWNJs who are clearly biased in promoting a news network, such as Faux News, which deliberately broadcasts lies, distortions of the truth, and total fabrications for the sole purpose of misinforming its listeners.

          • Ghostwriter communique’

            Pardon us we gotta head out tonight, but we would like to mention that you are lost in the weeds of confusion, you are so far out in left field you are not even in the ballpark and Obama told a group of people recently that he could fly a kite so high it’s shadow would be on the moon….it’s called prevaricating…… to the public…i.e. YOU!

            ciao…from Gustav K

          • Problem is…..unlike us, you never state any facts or information to back up your points. Start doing that and we will have an honest debate about the articles posted here.

          • You filthy lying POS!! I back up more of my posts with cut and pastes and links to REPUTABLE fact sources than any poster on the NM: which is why kenndeb keeps calling me the ‘King of the Cut & Pasters’. You’ve really reached the point were like Angelsinca you’ve become nothing more than a self-centered worthless animal!!!

    • when I get an introductory satellite offer, cheap. I t always includes Fox , but not MSNBC. Wonder why that is? Maybe more people watch it because more people have it available to them.. Why do people still smoke cigarettes? Drive drunk, or share needles. Sometimes it just boils down to being stupid…

      • Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’- (Endorsement)

        By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

        Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly Moment” by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

        Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

        In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

        • Your reply had nothing at all to do with what I said. I believe you are one of those paid for trolls that go around using different accounts to post the same crap. People are catching on and making fun of those who spout the BS that Fox puts out.

          • Pardon us we gotta head out tonight, but we would like to mention that you are lost in the weeds of confusion, you are so far out in left field you are not even in the ballpark and Obama told a group of people recently that he could fly a kite so high it’s shadow would be on the moon….it’s called prevaricating…… to the public…i.e. YOU!

            ciao….Gustav K

      • Are you aware that DISH dropped Faux News from the list of channels it carries?? Lots of folks have been really happy about that.

        • It was a matter of money. They made an agreement and now the lies will continue. I wish we could buy satellite by the channel. Fox would be first to go..

    • The only reason Faux News polls over 1 million listeners is because GOP lovers (Faux News listeners) are the exact equivalent of SHEEP. And SHEEP will follow their shepherd (aka Faux News) anywhere. And that may be okay if the sheep are looking for protection, but it’s pretty stupid if they’re looking for information and intelligence – as shepherds clearly are not ALL KNOWING. So unlike GOP SHEEPLE, non GOP lovers are smart enough to get their news (information and intelligence) from a variety of sources.

      This is why Faux News ends up rating #1; because while the GOP sheeple always MISGUIDEDLY select Faux News as the best news channel; non GOP lovers are smart enough to identify a variety of news channels that they listen to as the best: like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, and on and on.

      IT’S ALL BECAUSE GOP SHEEPLE ARE SUCH IDIOTS THAT THEY DON’T REALIZE THAT FAUX NEWS IS LEADING THEM DOWN THE WRONG PATH TO DESTRUCTION!!!.

      • Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel 22:10 time

        Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’. (Endorsement)

        By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

        Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly Moment” by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

        Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

        In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

      • And of course, we all know what happens to sheep. First they’re sheared (Fox does it via cable fees), and then . . . !

    • The reason Fox does so well is that it’s more ridiculous than the other networks, not less. In addition to the suckers who watch it for its alleged news coverage, it has a sort of entertainment value the others don’t. Of course, it’s the sort of entertainment value also possessed by cockfights and bear-baiting, but hey, as long as the advertisers get their money’s worth, who cares, right?

      • That’s your opinion. We think the same about your media. Just look at California for example. We live in the land of the fruits and nuts. Conservatives have always held their tongue. Let’s just face it, you just don’t like the fact that we have a voice and it’s become popular…… Talk about ‘entertainment value,’ let’s just take a look at the movie ‘American Sniper’ You all hate what it represents and look at how much money it has made. Kudos to hero Chris Kyle, Clint Eastwood and Warner Brothers. Subliminal revolt….You betcha.

        • Money is made in all kinds of obscene ways. It doesn’t mean it represents quality endeavors.
          I have no opinion about the movie because I think Eastwood is an Ahole after his empty chair rant so I won’t contribute to his bottom line.
          BTW, in case you aren’t aware, just as many Dems have also served our country in the military along side of the straight and gay repubs.
          Subliminal revolt. Right….:-)

        • Yeah, conservatives have always held their tongues: like Bob Dornan, for instance. Come to think of it, conservatives have held their tongues, but you right-wing lunatics have more than made up for their silence.

      • Fox plays to the feelings and fears of it’s viewers.
        They know which buttons to push and that’s what they go for. It’s why facts aren’t a necessary part of the formula.

  15. Similarities between Psychopaths and Sociopaths

    Sociopaths and psychopaths both face medical disorders that can be treated or alleviated if properly diagnosed. Treatment involves therapies and may involve propermedication. In fact, psychiatrists often don’t distinguish between the two based on behavior; instead, they label a person with ASPD a sociopath if their mental condition is a result of mainly social conditions like abuse during childhood and a psychopath if the condition is mainly congenital.

    The symptoms in both cases begin to establish and surface at approximately fifteen years of age. The initial symptom can be excessive cruelty to animals followed by lack of conscience, remorse or guilt for hurtful actions to others at a later stage. There may be an intellectual understanding of appropriate social behavior but no emotional response to the actions of others. Psychopaths may also face an inability to form genuine relationships, and may show inappropriate or out of proportion reaction to perceived negligence.

  16. Let me once again say, regardless of our differing political views (or if we agree), everyone on the East coast who will be getting hit with tonight’s winter storm, I pray that you remain safe and warm. Take good care of your family and prepare as best you can. As American’s, these are times when we are the same, living, breathing, people, who don’t wish any harm upon anyone. Good Luck and stay safe!

    • Thanks, although it looks now as though after all the flapping and clucking this storm will lay an egg, at least in NYC where I live. But I still can’t get to work, because I live in Staten Island and commute via the ferry, and it’s shut down. So they’re telling us to just find an office, any office, of our agency on the island and go there, even if it means you just stand around all day doing nothing.

      Screw that; I’m staying home. That means they get to rip me off for a day’s worth of annual leave, but that’s better than slipping and falling and maybe breaking an ankle. (Of course, if I did, I might be able to sue. Hmmmm . . . !)

  17. TOP NEWS POLLS”The 2014 total daily viewer averages look like this: Fox News: 1,052,000 CNN: 399,000 MSNBC: 347,000 As you can see, Fox News isn’t in danger of being caught anytime soon?”

    Correct!
    This is representative of those who are educated and wise, the least in total, compared to the uninformed and ‘gullible,’ which ‘Faux-Pas’ continues to cater to and manipulate. CNN saw this for what it was(is) and decided to join in years later which was a most unfortunate decision in terms of their credibility.

    No-one holds follower’s in high regard.

    • GOP sheeple are too clueless to realize that they’re being made stupid by Faux News so they keep coming back for more.

      Non GOP sheeple are smart enough to get their news from a variety of news sources.

      Hence – a million plus stupid GOP sheeple vote Faux News the best news channel – too clueless to realize that listening to Faux News makes them stupider than people who don’t even watch a news outlet.

      While really intelligent people select a variety of news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC ,Bloomberg, their local TV new, etc etc. which is why none of these gets a stack of votes even though they clearly provide better news than the Faux News lies, distortions of the truth, censorship and fabrications of reality.

  18. The author must being MSNBC as a source since he’s wrong on a number of his points. But what the heck the State Run Media loves the messiah and that’s all that’s important to libs

    • NEW YORK TIMES DOES!

      Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’

      By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

      Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly Moment” by Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

      Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

      In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

          • They have forgotten who they are. They get so over-educated that they are no longer real nor do they have a thread of common sense or common decency left.

            I am very educated yet, thankfully, I have never forgotten my roots. Quite the contrary, not only has it kept me humble, it has given me fuel to debate. Knowledge is power and you don’t have to have an education to gain that. Many of our greatest minds have dropped out of college only to go on and live the American dream. Something the Dems want to squelch.

          • Yes, we elitists are so terrible, unlike your party that worships the wealthy and overprivileged and does everything in its power at all times to transfer yet more of the national wealth to them while shielding them from criticism for dishonest, predatory, and even criminal conduct. You’re just a patsy too dumb and blinded by partisanship to see who the real elitists are, and what they’re doing to you.

          • Talking about the transfer of wealth to create enormous income inequality, checkout the graph below to see who started the demise of the middleclass and poor (the lower 90% of Americans).

            As the graph shows, the real shift began in the 1980s when America’s worst president ever, Reagan cut the max tax rate by about 60% so he and his rich buddies could keep more and more monies in their pockets while siphoning it from the lower 90% of Americans.

            http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/moneybox/2014/09/25/how_the_rich_conquered_the_economy_in_one_chart/pavlina_tcherneva.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlarge.jpg

        • LOL, that’s your opinion. At least we don’t live in the land of fruits and nuts, nor do we prey on the innocent and ignorant….

          • You don’t prey on the innocent and ignorant? That’s a laugh. If the GOP lost the support of all the poor ignorant schmos it’s hosing while taking their votes because they think it’s patriotic, there probably wouldn’t be a single elected Republican in Washington.

          • It’s more than an “opinion.” And if Republicans gain more influence and control of education in this country, it’s a certainty.

          • We don’t prey on the ignorant and innocent because there are no innocent and it is fun to prey on the ignorant. They get hysterical, jump around and get their Oscar Mayer stuck in a zipper. Any zipper will do.

          • It’s the truth, just ask Faux Pas.

            Q: Do you ever get the sense when you’re being used.
            Q: Do you know when some may dump you after they get what they want.

            Q:Are you the wannabe guy

  19. The New York TimesShared publicly – Jan 22, 2015
    #NYC

    Breaking News: Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of New York’s assembly, was arrested on federal corruption charges today. “I hope I’ll be vindicated,” said the Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
    Jan 23, 2015+ OOps a distinguished Democrat…who would’ve guessed!

    Reply

    Are we really surprised? Democrats, WTF?

    • And this has what, exactly, to d with the subject under discussion? Just because the Republican Party has been taken over by a pack of wackos, that doesn’t mean anyone’s claiming Democrats are all saints.

      At least Silver wasn’t arrested for “lewd conduct” in an airport restroom., like “family values” GOP congressman Larry Craig. Can you imagine what conservatives would be saying if he had been? But when it was one of their own, within weeks it was “Craig who?”

      • A Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 18.15

        You (as a liberal) are so far out in LEFT field you’re not even in societies ballpark.
        You’re trying to defend the indefensible regarding the inept decisions favoring terrorists by Obama.
        You’re lost in the weeds of confusion, following the Pied Piper who lies 24/7 Obama.
        You unimaginatively extol the Democratic Party and Barry Obama sans logic or reality.
        Pardon, do you have a formal education, if so in what discipline(s)? Sanity would be a nice one.
        The query by us is because of your failure to grasp what’s transpiring badly in Congress and USA.
        You post your “inane” rhetoric, in that; you use distortions and half-truths, misinformation.
        You fail to admit that the Democrats and Barry Obama are lying to us, the citizens DAILY.
        Obama is an enemy of the USA by his words, actions, and deeds on a daily basis 24/7.
        Refuses to call/identify a terrorist as a terrorist.
        Maybe you will call them a terrorists if they come knocking at your door, maybe not!
        Bowe bergdahl is a hero for deserting his unit and got others killed.
        http://www.washingtontimes.com obama-released-taliban-member-swapped-bowe-bergdahl

        If the shoe fits U wear it proudly
        adjective: traitorous

        relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous.
        “when his traitorous actions were discovered, he was imprisoned”
        synonyms:treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, renegade, backstabbing; More
        double-crossing, double-dealing, faithless, unfaithful, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, deceitful, false.

          • Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel time 18.15

            You (as a liberal) are so far out in LEFT field you’re not even in societies ballpark.
            You’re trying to defend the indefensible regarding the inept decisions favoring terrorists by Obama.
            You’re lost in the weeds of confusion, following the Pied Piper who lies 24/7 Obama.
            You unimaginatively extol the Democratic Party and Barry Obama sans logic or reality.
            Pardon, do you have a formal education, if so in what discipline(s)? Sanity would be a nice one.
            The query by us is because of your failure to grasp what’s transpiring badly in Congress and USA.
            You post your “inane” rhetoric, in that; you use distortions and half-truths, misinformation.
            You fail to admit that the Democrats and Barry Obama are lying to us, the citizens DAILY.
            Obama is an enemy of the USA by his words, actions, and deeds on a daily basis 24/7.
            Refuses to call/identify a terrorist as a terrorist.
            Maybe you will call them a terrorists if they come knocking at your door, maybe not!
            Bowe bergdahl is a hero for deserting his unit and got others killed.
            http://www.washingtontimes.com obama-released-taliban-member-swapped-bowe-bergdahl

            If the shoe fits U wear it proudly
            adjective: traitorous

            relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous.
            “when his traitorous actions were discovered, he was imprisoned”
            synonyms:treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, renegade, backstabbing; More
            double-crossing, double-dealing, faithless, unfaithful, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, deceitful, false.

        • Please….grow up….your inane comments are disparaging to your supposedly held intellect.

          Logic has become more mathematical and mathematics has become more logical…

        • 4 U A Ghostwriter communique’
          parallel time 18.15

          You (as a liberal) are so far out in LEFT field you’re not even in societies ballpark.
          You’re trying to defend the indefensible regarding the inept decisions favoring terrorists by Obama.
          You’re lost in the weeds of confusion, following the Pied Piper who lies 24/7 Obama.
          You unimaginatively extol the Democratic Party and Barry Obama sans logic or reality.
          Pardon, do you have a formal education, if so in what discipline(s)? Sanity would be a nice one.
          The query by us is because of your failure to grasp what’s transpiring badly in Congress and USA.
          You post your “inane” rhetoric, in that; you use distortions and half-truths, misinformation.
          You fail to admit that the Democrats and Barry Obama are lying to us, the citizens DAILY.
          Obama is an enemy of the USA by his words, actions, and deeds on a daily basis 24/7.
          Refuses to call/identify a terrorist as a terrorist.
          Maybe you will call them a terrorists if they come knocking at your door, maybe not!
          Bowe bergdahl is a hero for deserting his unit and got others killed.
          http://www.washingtontimes.com obama-released-taliban-member-swapped-bowe-bergdahl

          If the shoe fits U wear it proudly
          adjective: traitorous

          relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous.
          “when his traitorous actions were discovered, he was imprisoned”
          synonyms:treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, renegade, backstabbing; More
          double-crossing, double-dealing, faithless, unfaithful, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, deceitful, false.

        • Are you really that stupid? No, wait. Don’t answer that. You already did by posting this.

          On the contrary, you confirmed what I wrote, because you have no counterargument

      • Ghostwriter communique’

        parallel time 17:48

        Pardon us we gotta head out tonight, but we would like to mention that you are lost in the weeds of confusion, you are so far out in left field you are not even in the ballpark and Obama told a group of people recently that he could fly a kite so high it’s shadow would be on the moon….it’s called prevaricating…… to the public…i.e. YOU!

      • Sand 4 U
        Ghostwriter communique’
        parallel time 18.15

        You (as a liberal) are so far out in LEFT field you’re not even in societies ballpark.
        You’re trying to defend the indefensible regarding the inept decisions favoring terrorists by Obama.
        You’re lost in the weeds of confusion, following the Pied Piper who lies 24/7 Obama.
        You unimaginatively extol the Democratic Party and Barry Obama sans logic or reality.
        Pardon, do you have a formal education, if so in what discipline(s)? Sanity would be a nice one.
        The query by us is because of your failure to grasp what’s transpiring badly in Congress and USA.
        You post your “inane” rhetoric, in that; you use distortions and half-truths, misinformation.
        You fail to admit that the Democrats and Barry Obama are lying to us, the citizens DAILY.
        Obama is an enemy of the USA by his words, actions, and deeds on a daily basis 24/7.
        Refuses to call/identify a terrorist as a terrorist.
        Maybe you will call them a terrorists if they come knocking at your door, maybe not!
        Bowe bergdahl is a hero for deserting his unit and got others killed.
        http://www.washingtontimes.com obama-released-taliban-member-swapped-bowe-bergdahl

        If the shoe fits U wear it proudly
        adjective: traitorous

        relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous.
        “when his traitorous actions were discovered, he was imprisoned”
        synonyms:treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, renegade, backstabbing; More
        double-crossing, double-dealing, faithless, unfaithful, two-faced, Janus-faced, duplicitous, deceitful, false.

    • Yeah! We know. But the last thing you want to do is play the comparison analysis game because it will turn that hat around that’s on your head, multiple times.

      • Ghostwriter communique’

        parallel time 17.45

        We are the messenger ……….not the message….
        R U part of 47%
        Striving to illuminate the 47 % ignorant (uniformed) low info people to elucidate the subject regarding the very dysfunctional political atmosphere of chaos that the USA is experiencing with this current administration BY NOT calling terrorists….Terrorists.

        Radical Islamic terrorists, extremists, Beheading experts aren’t terrorists any more according to Obama and his fools in the WH administration called the 3 stooges….Kerry etc

        and so-called advisers known as the MARX brothers…fill in the blank names….who lie to us.

        Google what we post it’s accurate, no spin doctor treatment or prevarications like Obama.

  20. Those who are saying Fox News tops other News Networks in viewers, are not good in doing Maths. Fox News viewers tend to be republicans, the rest who view other Networks like, CNN, MSNBC,ABC, CBS & NBC tend to be Dems. If you do the combination, you will find Dems and republicans viewers are more or less the same.

    • Wait, one minute. You might want to review your categories. May I suggest you start by grouping Faux Pas with CNN and possibly putting ABC, CBS & NBC together. Everyone knows who stands alone.

  21. It’s amazing, the things you can get used to, that can come to seem normal. In America, it has come to seem normal that a major news organization functions as the propaganda arm of an extremist political ideology, that it spews a constant stream of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, paranoia and manufactured outrage, and that it does so with brazen disregard for what is factual, what is right, what is fair, what is balanced — virtues that are supposed to be the sine qua non of anything calling itself a newsroom.

    And yet, it remains wildly (one might even say crazily) popular. I suspect that’s because in addition to its core audience of chromosomally-challenged conservatives, it has a following of people who watch its “news” coverage as entertainment. They’re probably the same sort of people who would go to carnivals to see the freaks. Thanks to Fox, they can do it in the comfort of their own homes.

    • Does this make you jealous? Specifically since we had decades and decades of bias Liberal media which involved proven yellow journalism…..

      As far as ‘crazies.’ Having lived through the end of the hippie generation, who’s calling who crazy:) You preach tolerance yet are the most violent of the two groups. Coexist my a**! What a bunch of hypocrites.

      • What?
        You obviously know as much about tolerance and the “hippie generation” as you know about Communism, which is to say ZERO, nada. Your own view is too screwed up for you to criticize anyone as “crazy.”

        • Tolerance? Isn’t that something your side always preaches? Yet you are not even very permissive of your own countrymen.

          I do know all about Communism. Just keep living in that sacred Obama bubble. I doubt you know a thing about the Communist regime. You’ve lived under the comforting wings of America too long.

          Yes, the hippy generation was crazy, literally:) We are living through the remnants of that brain-fried era as we speak…..

          • The kind of tolerance you’re suggesting idiot, is like liberals and independents should welcome ISIS terrorists into their home. The GOP has created more destruction to America than anything that occurred on 9/11 or even after.

            It’s really difficult to have tolerance for a political party that’s working 24/7 to destroy your very way of life!!!!!! I’ll guarantee you that very few of us are looking forward to being slaves of the Kochs, Waltons and Adelsons!!!!!!

          • Oh no,…..You are the side that is suggesting that. Not us. We have been against the whole terrorist debacle since it all started. You pacifists and your representatives including the Muslim in office have seen well to let it expand to a point that it is out of control. International relations are a catastrophe.

            My theory on Gitmo is that Obama has made a deal with the terrorists as well as Cuba. My belief is that he will slowly but surely release the rest of the detainees over a two year period. All will have been released just about the time when he is out of office. Then the agreement with the Muslims is to stay away from the U.S. with their terrorist activity until he is gone. Then before he steps down, he will close Gitmo and hand it back over to Cuba. I’m sure that should make you all so proud.

            Why don’t you just tell me how the GOP has destroyed America?

            As far as destroying your way of life. I don’t really see that. Rather, I see it the other way around. For you see, Fox News speaks for the heart of America. It stands for those of us who love our country, the Constitution, the flag, the patriotism, the nationalism, the freedom built up to a dream. It does not degrade it, or burn it or take it away like your side seeks to do. If anything, you are the people destroying America because you no longer believe in her. For once in your life, take a look at that beautiful flag and the 50 stars and stripes that wave so proudly on a pole in the breeze. When you see that flag, realize how many people sacrificed their lives to keep her strong and unwavering. When you notice that only then will you really understand the heart of true Americans and patriots and that is what Conservatives are. American’s are not the separatists that you have become, it is a unique entity all to itself. A special prize for those who live under her guise. America has never been the center of corruption that seeks to become like an anti-colonial wasteland eluding to Marxist ideology and, if you have your way, that is exactly what you think she should become. The sands are shifting. American Sniper and Sons of Liberty. At the ending of both of these, that Flag that you so hate is flying proudly and, believe me, whether you like it or not…it will again.

          • You obviously have your head in the sand if you can’t see the parallel between ISIS and the GOP: they’re both willing to kill people. And in some ways ISIS does it more humanely; they simply execute people they don’t like so that they die instantly.

            While in contrast, the billionaires like the Kochs and Andelsons and Waltons that are funding the GOP’s onslaught on the middle class and poor, are intentionally forcing many millions of Americans to die sometimes slow deaths who they care absolutely nothing about as long as they end up feeding their GREED WITH MORE MONEY!!!

            The fact that GOPers constantly cut budgets such and pass or not pass legislation that ends up:

            Depriving millions of Americans with the help they need to stay alive, by constantly cutting subsidies for food stamps so many die of hunger.

            And refuse to extend unemployment benefits to millions of because of the terrible economy had little or no options to keep feeding their families which it’s been shown resulted in people dying,

            And who have refused to extend Medicaid to thousands and millions of people in the states they govern KNOWING FULL WELL that their decision would result in thousands dying premature deaths because they’re unable to afford the health care they need to stay alive;

            And who constantly work to undermine social security benefits for the elderly, knowing that there a millions of Americans who live fully on SS and will die prematurely if they don’t get the money for food and heat and what they need to live.

            All this is not BY ACCIDENT!! IT’S INTENTIONAL!! INTENDED TO RID AMERICA OF THOSE THESE BILLIONAIRES BELIEVE ARE NOTHING BUT DRAGS ON THEIR ALREADY ENORMOUS WEALTH!!

            AND THESE UNCONSCIONABLE IDIOTS ARE NO BETTER THAN ISIS, AND NEITHER ARE YOU FOR SUPPORTING THEM!!!!!

          • Wow, what an absolute laugh. No, you are the party of kissy kissy Islamic Extremist love fest. Who’s willing to kill people? No way, you have got it all wrong. Executed? Who has killed, looted, rioted burned, knocked down, and stolen lately? No Conservative has done that. Sorry, you have that backwards.

            Hmmmm, Soros, Steyer, Bloomberg, Adelson…. Which party put so much money into the midterms and lost anyway? What a lame excuse about the poor. Only an idiotic Liberal would make such a ridiculous assumption.

            Sioux Falls is rural and religious; half of the population goes to
            church every week. People in San Francisco make much more money, are
            predominantly liberal, and just 14 percent of people in San Francisco
            attend church every week. Liberals are said to care more about helping
            the poor; so did people in San Francisco give more?

            It turns out that this idea that liberals give more…is a myth. Of the top 25 states where people give an above average percent of their income, 24 were red states in the last presidential election.

            Arthur Brooks, the author of “Who Really Cares,” says that “when you look at the data, it turns out the conservatives give about 30 percent more.” He adds, “And incidentally, conservative-headed families make slightly less money.”

            And he says the differences in giving goes beyond money, pointing out that conservatives are 18 percent more likely to donate blood. He says
            this difference is not about politics, but about the different way conservatives and liberals view government.

            “You find that people who believe it’s the government’s job to make incomes more equal, are far less likely to give their money away,”
            Brooks says. In fact, people who disagree with the statement, “The government has a basic responsibility to take care of the people who can’t take care of themselves,” are 27 percent more likely to give to charity.”

            http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2682730

            You keep forgetting about my recent upload. Have you already forgotten that the new 1% are Liberals.

            http://nikitas3.com/1083/why-are-so-many-rich-people-liberals/

            Try again, moron!

          • Pacifists Joe, how many combat wars have you been physically involved in?

            Or, would it be safe to say you’re a Dick
            ‘Halliburton/KBR’ Cheney disciple. Meaning you would rather put other parents sons in harms way rather than your own hide. And if something tragic happens to them you’ll just respond like Dick, “collateral damage”.

            Oh! the “Muslim in office?”
            Are you talking about the Nobel Laureate, the 44 POTUS elected twice (two-4 year terms) by, We The PEOPLE of the United States of America?

            Are you the guy that was brainwashed by Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh about the ‘birther’ conspiracy? Ah ha! It was Bill O’Really O’Riley, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, with the help of Faux Pas that twisted your hollow shell.

            International Relations?
            When will republicans learn that the United States of America are not the World Police. This is the type of ‘cowboy’ mentality that sunk our foreign relations image under W Bush. The 44 POTUS worked diligently to turn this chaotic mess around and it wasn’t easy. In fact, it is a work in-progress.

            We’ll skip the rest of your conspiracy theories. Because we’re in too deep already which is detrimental to our credibility

          • Wouldn’t you like to know.

            Well, it is safe to say you are a Lyndon (Huey) B. Johnson convert. Let’s send our sons over to fight a political war and watch them die as the Vietnamese shoot out of the rubber trees and we aren’t allowed to shoot in. We know those 58,000 guys who died in the Vietnam War didn’t mean squat to you. Why the terrorists, Oops, I meant the Islamic Extremists who seem to mean more to you than our servicemen. Brought to you by the ‘Muslim in office.’ Nobel Laureate….LOL what a joke. What did he do that was so great to be given the peace prize? Oh you mean pushing Netanyahu out the back door of the White House and then rushing over to Saudi Arabia to attend Abdulla’s funeral. Wow! Such a great guy. You mean WE the divided people of America don’t you?

            We are not the world police but we are also not the disrespected wimps Obama has made us into. You better hope that we don’t have another 911 in the near future. The blame will go ALL onto the Liberals. The sheep that are the global peace police . How’s that working for you…. Australia, France, Canada. I guess you think that’s their problem. Where is your compassion? You know the one you all always brag about.

          • First and foremost, you would be a Cheney. Vietnam war started in 1954 and the U.S started sending advisors into the conflict during this time increasing the same up until 1961. The cold war prompted us to go ‘booths on the ground’ in 1965, increasing our presence to over a half-million troops in 1969 when they tried to recruit me. So, there was more than one president involved here.

            Convert? From what? What are you talking about, do you know, apparently not.

          • If we fail to get out the democratic vote or not go to the polls, this is exactly what will happen. The KWA chaos will be unspeakable.

            These money conservative PAC’s are preparing to spend one-billion dollars this time around. You can thank SCOTUS for this political curse.

            It will be ‘Super PAC’s: Super Citizens United, Super Prosperity of America etc.

          • Yes, I know you nevermake an attempt to even pretend you’re tolerant – though you of course vehemently deny the racial component of your bigotry – I say what I always do when you morons accuse me of intolerance: I don’t like the dishonesty and malice of many of those who belong to modern “conservatism,” but – unlike most of them – I have never and will never support laws or other government (or any other) action to silence them, deprive them of the right to vote, or otherwise punish them for differing with me, or tried to starve them into complying with my will. I have never asked that any person be banned from any site, and have made protests when others did. A tongue (er-keyboard) lashing out of frustration IS NOT intolerance in any meaningful sense, and you only make the accusation because you have no meaningful and honest answer when you are rightly charged with the same.

          • I certainly do not tolerate your belief system. I think it is decadent and void of any common sense. I’m not frustrated. I’m just voicing my opinion just like you are. Meaningful and honest answer? As usual, your head is in the sand.

            Your privilege to believe whatever you want. But if this divide continues……..No more USA….

          • So, Joe loves economic chaos, the ‘W’ Bush bubble. Nothing is wrong with my brain and my University concurred.

            What’s your excuse? Don’t tell me, Vietnam.

          • Well, it’s better than the Marxist empire that now exists in the USA.

            You mean the one Johnson the democrat Huey champion (US Military Casualties from the Vietnam War 1964-73: Total Deaths: 58,151) got us into and Nixon got us out of.

          • You’re babbling again without thinking first. With this type of ‘rant’ you are displaying who can take you seriously.

        • Nope, if anyone is truly bigoted and race-baiters, it is you and your ilk. We have the most diverse line-up of presidential candidates ever. The racist thing died in the 60’s. It’s funny how it keeps coming back around because it is your side that keeps pushing us back into the time warp prior to civil rights. Your side bitches and moans and protests and loots and steals and burns. We have put up and shut up long enough, and, by the way, we are not the ones who preach tolerance and do the opposite of what we stand for. So then, who are the hypocrites? Certainly not the Conservatives.

          • First and foremost, let us be clear here. The GOP has been ‘tarred and feathered’ and nothing illuminates this fact than this so-called diverse line-up ‘B-Class’ conservative candidates. Of which, are a couple of defeated repeaters.

            The GOP is the only party in America who continually allows losers to carry their mantle. This group contains egotistical primadonna’s that defy ethics.

            Case in point, Mitt Romney. This guy put up a Presidential Website during election night while votes were far from being tallied. The sight was processing inauguration ball and dinner invitation requests among other related presidential festivities.

          • “Defeated repeaters.’ Nope. First time they’ve run.

            Your second paragraph is a joke.

            Don’t worry Romney is not running:)

            Who ever goes up against your line up. They will have to contend with Mao Clinton and Marxist Warden. Geez, great choices.

            Ahhh, Texas….:) Best state in the union….

          • Rick Perry is a bad example for a good candidate. His second time around by the way. Romney, was never anybodies worry with the exception of Murdoch and the rest of the GOP old right -wingers. Warden????

      • So, you covet ‘yellow journalism’ but don’t know it. In other words someone can ‘piss’ on your leg and tell you its raining outside.

        A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    • You are true to your last name because your Lip(p)s aren’t sealed. Did a dictionary come with that because a lot on these threads need it.

      By the way, your vision is excellent.

  22. Mr. Pitts starts his article about Fox’s questionable journalism by stating four points of statistical error. Then, as any questionable journalist would, shows no proof of those errors. Rather, he states them in a “because I said so” fashion. He also omitted the fact that other news outlets also reported on French “no-go zones”. If one is going to point out the error of others, one might attempt to not commit those errors in the same article.

    • Mr. Pitts wrote his article for what he assumed would be an intelligent audience of the National Memo; and intelligent people know that what Mr. Pitts pointed out at the beginning of his article were TRUTHS!! Unlike you obvious low IQ conservatives who have been brainwashed to believe the opposite.

      And with respect to the no-go zones, I doubt seriously that any of the other publications that got into talking about no-go zones had traipsed out what they insisted was a “Terror Expert” and then sat back and did not question once when this supposed “Terror Expert” spewed one blatant lie after another about ‘no-go zones’ supposedly in European countries that are strong allies of America. The fact that the Faux News hosts never really even tried to clarify what this idiot “supposed expert” was saying is absolutely unconscionable. And therefore, Faux News deserves EVERY BIT OF CRITICISM IT HAS GOTTEN!!!!

      And if all that’s not bad enough, how about several studies showing that people who watch/listen to Faux News ARE STUPIDER ABOUT THE NEWS THAN PEOPLE WHO DON’T WATCH ANY NEWS OUTLETS AT ALL!!!! And just get their news from papers and other people on the streets!!!!!

      • “intelligent people know that what Mr. Pitts pointed out at the beginning of his article were TRUTHS!!” Based on what? Could he please site studies? Otherwise, he is stating his opinion. It is his job to make and prove his point. I’m just asking that if a fact is stated that one should follow up that fact with a footnote showing from where that fact originates.

        You assume I am a Fox News Viewer. I am not. You assume I am a lock-step Conservative. I am not. I’m only asking that across the board we get back to integrity in media – all media.

      • Hey! Are these the same people who believe that ‘big brother’ will be storming into the American Citizens house and search their fridge to see what they eat.

        • Ghostwriter communique’

          parallel time 18:37

          You my man (loosely) are lost in the forest of lies by Obama….the Pinocchio Award winner for 6 straight years.
          Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy.

          But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.
          His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, high levels of transparency.

          Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President.
          So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

          Yeah U liberals relish Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama LYING to U fools.
          U did vote for Obama….Right.

          • Ghostwriter communique’

            parallel time 0309

            input info from early AM beat

            Confirmed: your edible mind is like a steel trap always closed, hard to open.

            Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel time 0258
            input info

            570ben

            Frank & Joe. These are some of the things that I don’t understand. I know nothing about google, blog site, F book, twitter, I am lucky I can find these comments to read and reply to. All my comments are directed to our President , who does not know if he is black or white. Doesn’t know where he was born. Does not know his Social Security number, so he took some else’s. Does not know where he went to school, which I don’t think he ever did. Is a dyed in the wool Queer who hates guns, because everyone wants to shoot him. I could go on, & on forever, but when I get all done, and my comments have been taken into CONSIDERATION, my whole stinking page seems to vanish. He is going to destroy this Country unless I can find him loose somewhere alone, and I’ll sic my Miniature D oberman on him, because even she knows how bad I hate him. She knows that if she could rid of him, I would be a lot more pleasant to be around.

            1:50 a.m., Monday Feb. 23

            Obama loving bullshit traitor

  23. Being tops in the ratings does not mean that they’re telling the truth or right.
    It means that they can charge lots of money to sponsors. So they will say and do anything to get people to watch. Ratings also don’t count who’s watching the entire show,just about a 5 or10 minute segment of it at a certain time.

    • LOL, yah right!!! Keep up the facade. It’s not working. Americans are getting leary of the malarkey coming from the Left. Obama’s only helped your cause fail…. The American spirit is alive and well in the USA. Remember that old saying ‘Love it or leave it?’

      • Helped the liberal cause FAIL?? Is that why when the GOP won those senate seats (only in red states), that during the senate elections, the Democrat Senate candidates actually received 20 million more votes than the Republicans?? Showing quite clearly that the Republicans only won, many of them by the skin of their teeth, BECAUSE OF THEIR OUTLANDISH GERRYMANDERING!!

        And is it also WHY?? That although the GOP won some governorships, that they actually lost ground in the legislatures of not only the states they won governorships in, but also in some other red states and also in virtually EVERY SOLD BLUE STATE!!!

        In fact, in Oregon where the turnout was over 60% of the voters, Democrats are in control now of EVERY POLITICAL OFFICE IN THE STATE!!

        And is it also why?? Aside from those senate seats and a few governorships THE GOP LOST EVERY OTHER SINGLE INITIATIVE THAT WAS OPEN TO THE VOTERS IN 2014!!!!!!!!

        YOU BETTER START READING THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL WORTHLESS ANIMAL!! DESPITE WINNING SOME SENATE SEATS THE 2014 ELECTION WAS A DISASTEROURS OMEN FOR THE GOP!!!!!!!!

        • Ghostwriter communique’
          parallel time 18:34

          Keep SCREAMING won’t do any good for you the Dems or Batty Obama………it’s a fact.
          covert muslim in WH……deal with it.
          Gustav K

        • Income Inequality Is Higher In Democratic Districts Than …….

          The folks at Bloomberg Rankings, drawing on U.S. Census data, have measured the level of inequality—the Gini coefficient—in each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts. It’s a fascinating list (and a map) that reveals all sorts of interesting things. Here’s one: 32 of the 35 districts in which inequality is greatest are represented by Democrats (Republicans represent two; the other is vacant).

          AGAIN….Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor of New York City in 2001, announced this evening that he is changing his party status and registering as an independent.Jun 19, 2007

          The folks at Bloomberg Rankings, drawing on U.S. Census data, have measured the level of inequality—the Gini coefficient—in each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts. It’s a fascinating list (and a map) that reveals all sorts of interesting things. (I sent links)

          Here’s one: 32 of the 35 districts in which inequality is greatest are represented by Democrats (Republicans represent two; the other is vacant).

          These districts are spread across the country, from the Northeast to the Southeast, to the West Coast, and even the Midwest. Why do Democrats dominate them? Because almost every one of these 35 districts lies in an urban center dominated by two groups of people living in close proximity to each other: highly educated, highly paid whites and poor blacks and Latinos.

          These groups are essentially the Democratic Party’s base, in toto.

          If you’re curious about how two Republican lawmakers showed up on this list, each of their districts turns out to represent a slight twist on this same urban formula. Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s district (the state’s 27th) includes part of Miami and extends along the coast to the south. It encompasses plenty of Miami Beach ritz and a poor minority population that lives nearby—but the latter are mostly Cuban Americans who, unlike members of other minority communities, reliably vote Republican:

          These districts are spread across the country, from the Northeast to the Southeast, to the West Coast, and even the Midwest. Why do Democrats dominate them? Because almost every one of these 35 districts lies in an urban center dominated by two groups of people living in close proximity to each other: highly educated, highly paid whites and poor blacks and Latinos. These groups are essentially the Democratic Party’s base.

          Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, political scientists at Yale and Berkeley, respectively, take a slightly different tack. Like Bartels and Krugman, they believe that government action (and inaction) at the federal level played a leading role in creating the Great Divergence. But the culprit, they say, is not so much partisan politics (i.e., Republicans) as institutional changes in the way Washington does business (i.e., lobbyists). “Of the billions of dollars now spent every year on politics,” Hacker and Pierson point out in their new book”, only a fairly small fraction is directly connected to electoral contests. The bulk of it goes to lobbying.” Corporations now spend more than $3 billion annually on lobbying, according to official records cited by Hacker and Pierson (which, they note, understate true exenditures). That’s nearly twice what corporations spent a decade ago. According to Hacker and Pierson, industry began to mobilize in the early 1970s in response to liberalism’s political ascendancy when Richard Nixon entered the White House in 1969.

          Ad Infinitum-Veritas!

      • Fox is a BUSINESS designed to make money just like any other business and will do and say anything to get that business.
        Go educate yourself on how ratings are gathered and why before you “fall on your sword” for fox.
        Prove me wrong that ratings don’t relate to truth or being right.
        You CAN’T

      • “Keep up the facade. It’s not working?”
        So, your looking for the ‘leader dog of the blind,’ right.

        The economic data and related statistics says 44 is the man. So has the American people, twice.

        • Actually, Clinton and Reagan win out in a couple of areas. (to protect Obama’s Greatest Legacy illusion, leadership abilities have been intentionally left out):

          Obama’s Long-Term Prospects Seen as Better Than Bush’s, Worse than Clinton’s. Public Views President will be Successful at Year 6:
          Obama: 38%
          Bush 24%
          Clinton 44%

          At Year Six, Obama’s Job Rating Higher Than Bush’s, Below Clinton’s, On Par With Reagan’s:
          Obama: 47%
          Bush: 33%
          Clinton: 63%
          Reagan: 49%

          Impact of Obama’s Economic Policy (Jan 2015):
          Better: 38%
          Worse/No Effect:58%

          Current Views of National Economy (Jan 2015):
          Excellent/Good: 27%
          Only Fair/Poor: 72%

          Most Continue to Say They Are ‘Falling Behind’ the Cost of Living Rather (Jan 2015):
          Going up faster: 6%
          Staying even: 37%
          Falling Behind: 55%

          http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/02/16/presidential-job-approval-ratings-from-ike-to-obama/

    • The only reason Faux News takes the news outlet ratings wars each year is because conservatives are so simple minded, that they flock to the lies and distortions of the truth entertainment network FAUX NEWS like flies. And they have such tunnelvision that Faux News becomes their sole news source. Hence when it comes to ratings, these million plus of simple minded fools can only vote for one fake news network Faux News (many conservatives are so blindsided they probably don’t even realize other news outlets exist)..

      While in contrast, Independents and Liberals are far more curious minded folk (unlike tunnelvision conservatives) and therefore seek out a variety of news sources to ensure that they’re not being led like sheep to the slaughter (in total contrast to the tunnelvision conservatives that are being driven like lemmings over the cliff to their own distruction).

      So when it comes time to vote on the best News Outlet, instead of acting like conservative sheeple and voting for one disastrous news outlet – Independents and Liberals identify a wide range of news outlets which each of them has identified for him or herself as being the best. So the 2 plus million votes of Independents and Liberals gets distributed among a wide range of news sources such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, their local news station and on and on.

        • You sure got that right! Despite 24/7 GOP obstructionism, Obama has accomplished more over they past 6 years than all 5 of the last worthless GOP presidents accomplished in the 28 disastrous years they were in the presidency.

          • U liberals don’t have anything right…ever.

            Income Inequality Is Higher In Democratic Districts Than …….

            The folks at Bloomberg Rankings, drawing on U.S. Census data, have measured the level of inequality—the Gini coefficient—in each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts. It’s a fascinating list (and a map) that reveals all sorts of interesting things. Here’s one: 32 of the 35 districts in which inequality is greatest are represented by Democrats (Republicans represent two; the other is vacant).

            AGAIN….Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor of New York City in 2001, announced this evening that he is changing his party status and registering as an independent.Jun 19, 2007

            The folks at Bloomberg Rankings, drawing on U.S. Census data, have measured the level of inequality—the Gini coefficient—in each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts. It’s a fascinating list (and a map) that reveals all sorts of interesting things. (I sent links)

            Here’s one: 32 of the 35 districts in which inequality is greatest are represented by Democrats (Republicans represent two; the other is vacant).

            These districts are spread across the country, from the Northeast to the Southeast, to the West Coast, and even the Midwest. Why do Democrats dominate them? Because almost every one of these 35 districts lies in an urban center dominated by two groups of people living in close proximity to each other: highly educated, highly paid whites and poor blacks and Latinos.

            These groups are essentially the Democratic Party’s base, in toto.

            If you’re curious about how two Republican lawmakers showed up on this list, each of their districts turns out to represent a slight twist on this same urban formula. Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s district (the state’s 27th) includes part of Miami and extends along the coast to the south. It encompasses plenty of Miami Beach ritz and a poor minority population that lives nearby—but the latter are mostly Cuban Americans who, unlike members of other minority communities, reliably vote Republican:

            These districts are spread across the country, from the Northeast to the Southeast, to the West Coast, and even the Midwest. Why do Democrats dominate them? Because almost every one of these 35 districts lies in an urban center dominated by two groups of people living in close proximity to each other: highly educated, highly paid whites and poor blacks and Latinos. These groups are essentially the Democratic Party’s base.

            Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, political scientists at Yale and Berkeley, respectively, take a slightly different tack. Like Bartels and Krugman, they believe that government action (and inaction) at the federal level played a leading role in creating the Great Divergence. But the culprit, they say, is not so much partisan politics (i.e., Republicans) as institutional changes in the way Washington does business (i.e., lobbyists). “Of the billions of dollars now spent every year on politics,” Hacker and Pierson point out in their new book”, only a fairly small fraction is directly connected to electoral contests. The bulk of it goes to lobbying.” Corporations now spend more than $3 billion annually on lobbying, according to official records cited by Hacker and Pierson (which, they note, understate true exenditures). That’s nearly twice what corporations spent a decade ago. According to Hacker and Pierson, industry began to mobilize in the early 1970s in response to liberalism’s political ascendancy when Richard Nixon entered the White House in 1969.

            Ad Infinitum-Veritas!

          • You are so full of unadulterated BS that it just spews out your mouth.

            Of course there’s more income inequality in Blue States where there actually are many more REALLY RICH people. That’s why 14 Blues States are supporting the nation!!

            Not only do red states LEAD THE NATION with 20 of the 24 states that have the most people living below the poverty level, the GOP has so gimmicked Red States’ tax structure that Red States suck By Far the most federal aid dollars from Washington in order TO KEEP FROM GOING BANKRUPT!!

            Virtually every state in America that sucks more than $1.50 in federal aid for each $1 of taxes it sends to Washington (over 15 of them) ARE ALL RED STATES!!

            There are 17 states that get back less money in federal aid than they send to Washington in taxes; and ONLY 3 OF THOSE

          • Ghostwriter communique”
            parallel time 19:33

            WE could go nuts on U for your uneducated, silly, stupid, foolish, fatuous, idiotic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, senseless, asinine, frivolous, vapid, childish, puerile, dumb, moronic, ditzy and daft posted comments on a public forum…but we won’t…..instead we will attempt to clarify same for you, in that, you are categorically lost in the weeds of confusion…again.

            We are a messenger…not the message….WE DID NOT CREATE THE INEQUALITY ARTICLE; BLOOMBERG a liberal/Democratic supporter of Herr Obama’s ideologies DID.

            We strive to illuminate the 47 % ignorant (uniformed) low info people (like U) to elucidate the subject regarding the very dysfunctional political atmosphere of chaos that the USA is experiencing with this current administration for cause…..in retrospect….

            Google what we post, it’s accurate, no spin doctor treatment or prevarications like Obama.

            Truth will always prevail…Veritas.

            Gustav K.

          • It’s always easy to spot when you have nothing constructive to say. You consistently attack someones I.Q. or education which you undoubtedly must lack. You then continue to list insulting word labels in abundance (18) when it would have been easier for you to just concede.

            How juvenile of you.

          • In other words you have nothing credible to counter what he just posted, just insults. How juvenile of you, at least you are consistent.

          • So, at what point do you start with the truth. Because at this juncture you’re totally clueless. You have yet to refute anything with citations which makes your rebuttals totally useless Actually, it makes you out to be, NOT CREDIBLE. You’re a bonafide Ranter.

          • And accumulated more debt than all prior presidents combined over the last 225 years. Obstructionism by republicans? BS. With Harry Reid finally gone, there seems to be legislation once flowing out of the Republican Senate, 24/7.

          • Sorry no sale. The only debt that can be attributed to Obama for legislation he signed is the 889 billion stimulus package and that was needed to keep America from falling into the GOP’s 2nd created World Wide Depression. Reagan and the 2 Bushes are responsible for 95% of our current 18 trillion in debt. You can’t hold the president who was in office when deficit spending came down further and faster than at any other time in history – with adding to our country’s debts (deficit spending came down from 1.4T in Bush’s last budget to under 500 B in 5 budgets – that’s further and faster than any previous president in history).

            And the same goes for the unemployment rate – from 10.1% at the end of 2009 when Obama halted the greatest job slide in American history faster than any other president, to the 5.6/7% unemployment rate now – that’s the furthest and fastest the unemployment rate has come down under any previous president. (It took Reagan a year longer to get a 10.8% unemployment rate to even just under 7%.)

            And the usage of 425 fake filibusters by Mitch McConnell to keep the Dems from enacting virtually any legislation they wanted since Scott Brown took over for Ted Kennedy in January of 2010 constitutes the greatest level of obstructionism ever put forth by a political party.

            Not to mention wasting more than 400 million dollars intentionally wasting time in Congress by passing hundreds of worthless pieces of legislation that Boehner and McConnell knew would go nowhere because they all contained poison pills. And then also wasting another 100 million plus with Issa running one clown show after another over Issa created fake scandals – just to waste more time and ensure that Congress got nothing done that would help improve the economy.

            You’re really a sorry, sorry case if you really believe the total BS that you just posted.

          • Sorry but the deficit budgets just keep on coming out of the white house. The latest one carries a $1.2 trillion addition to the debt. The Trillion in QE spending didn’t help either. The blame game doesn’t cut it anymore. As the truth is revealed, and time unfolds, the blame carries less significance.

            The $100 and $400 million examples are a disingenuous in the scheme of things, considering a trillion dollars is a thousand billion and a billion is a thousand million. Claiming the investigations are chasing ‘fake’ scandals is like the wizard telling Dorothy to disregard the man behind the curtain.

            Thanks for the thoughtful reply. But your continued insistence that Republicans are obstructionists deserves another review. Here are the 352 reasons Harry Reid and Democrats actively worked to stop Congress from doing its job:

            http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/166138-obama-rails-nothing-congress-facts-might-surprise2/

          • Sorry, but more misguided BS!! Those 352 “fake reasons” are bills that Boehner intentionally set up knowing that the Dems in the senate wouldn’t act on them; almost all of them included some form of poison pill for the Dems: huge subsidy give aways to Big Oil, Big AgriBusiness, or Big Pharma or some other industry that doen’t need taxpayer giveaways. Or they included deep budget cuts in social programs; or trying to convert social programs to voucher programs; or they included huge spending increases for the Pentagon which the Pentagon hasn’t even asked for; and on and on.

            And a number of them are bills that passed the House with bi-partisan support, but McConnell decided that allowing the bills to be passed would actually help the economy and was counter to the GOP leaderships desire to stop every piece of legislation that would in any way help the economy and give Barack Obama a positive image. So as Matforce pointed out,

            good ole Mitch threatened to filibuster a bunch of House bills that had been passed with bi-partisan support.

            KEEP UP WITH THE LIES!! AS I TOLD PAULY, YOU’RE BUILDING A GREAT PLACE FOR YOURSELF IN HELL!!!!!!

            Revelation 21:8

            But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

          • As long as you acknowledge that the Democrats held up the votes (regardless of the excuse), we are in agreement then that the Republicans are not the obstructionists portrayed by the left.

          • Not buying that double talk!! The Democrats did not hold up one vote that would truly have improved our economy or the lives of the majority of its citizens: that was clearly McConnell who used his 425 plus fake filibuster threats to prevent every piece of legislation that he thought would help America move forward be enacted – and that included a number of bills passed in the House via bi-partisan votes.

            And I’m not even mentioning that the House have sat on 2 of Obama’s jobs bills for more than 4 years now which the CBO said would have created 2-3 million more jobs. Today’s GOP are OBSTRUCTIONISTS WITH NO PREVIOUS PARALLEL IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

          • Stop dreaming. Everyone knows they are, even them. What’s your problem? Get out much?

            Google: “Who are the ‘obstructionists?”

            Republican’s and a few Tea Party the only features on the list. So I picked one out at random:

            VERDICT

            POSTED IN Criminal Law Section

            Home › Criminal Law ›
            Is Republican Obstructionism Criminal?

            OCTOBER 18, 2013 by JOHN DEAN

            Given the public disgust with this behavior, and the GOP threat to continue using what amount to thug tactics, it is not an unreasonable question.

            Thus, the question is whether the Congressional Republicans have entered into a criminal conspiracy by using the tactics they are now employing. More specifically, the inquiry is into whether Republicans are, in effect, obstructing, if not destroying, our government with their actions in violation of the federal
            criminal code, namely Section 371 of Title 18, which prohibits conspiracies to defraud (read also: obstruct) the government of the United States.

            https://verdict.justia.com/2013/10/18/republican-obstructionism-criminal

            Stop doing this to yourself, it doesn’t look good at all.

          • Thank you for the Democratic propaganda. Get out of the bubble much?? Citing John Dean as a source of ‘proof’ for supposed obstructionism by republicans is like having Gruber extol the virtues of deceiving an unknowing public in order to win the passing of flawed legislation.

          • You’ll have to do better than that. Once again, you demonstrate a lack of knowledge here. Maybe you were not born or in diapers during these events. If so, setback and learn something.

          • The only things we are leaning is how to avoid honesty and integrity with blame and deflection.

          • When will you be putting this into practice? Because the rest of these wayward children are being disobedient.

          • Never laugh at the facts. You conservatives think things should just go away and fix themselves. Oh! I never happened moment is your cup of tea (party).

          • ‘You liberals’ think all you have to do is blame conservatives and the problem goes away.

          • Everyone knows Republicans are ‘obstructionists,’ even they in the house of representatives said so, ask Mitch McConnell who repeated it publically.

            Why are you having a hard time believing it when your leaders are saying it, come-to-terms with it.

          • No one clings onto the “republicans are obstructionists” talking point anymore. Well, we just found one more.

          • Keep telling yourself”republicans are obstructionists” is a talking point. We will continue to
            prove that its real and tangible. The latest road block attempt is the felonious 47 signature
            letter to Iran which is in direct violation of the Logan Act. As usual it backfired just like the Netanyahu debacle.Both an unprecedented act of disloyalty to the United States by members of Congress. It just amazes me how the republicans like to dig holes, only to
            discover that eventually they have to get out of them, so who do they
            call……..W. Bush called B. Obama. No, he didn’t, it was the AMERICAN PEOPLE saving them from themselves, twice.

          • ‘Felonious’? Hardly. However, it is illegal for the president to negotiate away resolutions created and approved by the Senate. He doesn’t have the authority. Since he won’t acknowledge the authority of the Senate, they produced the letter to Iran, informing them how our constitution works and that whatever the executive branch promises, it can’t deliver without their approval.

          • The Republican congressional contempt for President Obama has gone beyond the point of
            insanity to something approaching treason. When 47 U.S. senators signed and sent a letter to “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” they may have committed a felony by violating the Logan Act, which forbids citizens from corresponding with foreign governments with the intent to influence their actions towards the United States.

          • If the Logan Act is actually invoked, then the offenders should be charged alongside those violating the Constitution. Until then, the contemptuous actions oozing from both sides don’t make me feel any safer.

          • The New York Times and the Huff & Puff Post…lol…seriously? It seems the WH has betrayed The People by its REPEATED attempts to bypass Congress and the Senate.

          • Is this the best you can do, I wonder why. Robert Gehl has less than 2 years experience in the real journalism world that’s why he’s a teacher where he’s safe. Downtrend.com is just his typical ‘wet dream’, hoping strays like you will gravitate and help him be what he really wants to be. You see, Bobby really doesn’t have what professionals call ‘thick-skin’. He really doesn’t believe in himself so he establishes this blog site hoping it will take-off and he can pursue his real dream.

            So please tell us you have something worthy of recognition. Otherwise, stop wasting our time.

          • How do you defend Obama’s similar actions of violating the Logan Act? Attack the author’s credentials. Got it.

          • Cotton and the 47 violated the Logan. Stop attempting to twist it around. Follow the rest of your leaders, that their cue: Backpeddle!!!!!!!

          • angelsinca…..he’s disingenuous and a liberal dunce, avoid him and others like him…….Obama lovers…following the Pied Piper over the cliff to death.

          • What, exactly, are these subsidies to Big Oil? You might recall that President Obama, as soon as he took office in 2009 ordered staffers to find all oil and gas industry subsidies and get them repealed. Now it is 2015. Either Obama found no subsidies to repeal, he repealed them or he did nothing. Which is it? Percentage depletion, more commonly known in the tax code as depreciation, was repealed in 1975 for the big oil companies. Only independent operators and royalty owners can use percentage depletion these days. Other federal subsidies are mainly for the benefit and small to mid-size independent producers. Be biased, if you like. That is why personal opinions aren’t usually worth a hoot. But don’t keep pretending you are some kind of all knowing sage. You are a strongly opinionated old gizzer . That’s all. It’s a common trait of our senior members of society.

          • You are obviously confusing oil industry subsidies, which the president has no authority to repeal; and oil drilling leases, which is what Obama focused on at the beginning of his 1st term. Repealing numerous oil industry drilling leases that the Bush Administration had authorized, many of them next to or even inside some of our national parks: like who would want to take a picture of the Old Faithful geyser with an oil derrick looming in the background??.

            And if you’re unfamiliar with Oil Industry subsidies, here’s an excerpt from the last time Obama tried to end those and Mitch McConnell used one of his fake filibusters so that the Dems had to clear 60 votes to get the subsidies repealed, which they were not successful in doing.

            From the Huffington Post back in March of 2012:

            WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called on Congress to stop taxpayer-funded subsidies for oil companies, and the Senate promptly ignored him Thursday.

            Senators voted 51 to 47 to end debate on a bill that would do what Obama asked, thus failing to reach the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster.

            The rebuff came just an hour after the president took to the Rose Garden to make his appeal, arguing that with oil prices hovering at around $100 a barrel and oil companies netting billions of dollars each financial quarter, there’s little reason to give taxpayer-funded aid to the U.S. petroleum industry.

            “On top of these record profits, oil companies are also getting billions a year in taxpayer subsidies,” Obama said. “Think about that. It’s like hitting the American people twice. You’re already paying a premium at the pump right now. And on top of that, Congress thinks it’s a good idea to send billions more of your tax dollars to the oil industry?”

          • I’m not talking about leases. Congress hasn’t “stopped” subsidies for big oil companies because that was done back in the ’70’s. Most subsidies today apply to small to mid-sized independents. Obama’s 2009 plan was to eliminate a number of tax breaks, not subsides, previously granted to the O & G industry. Today, Feb. 2015, oil is $50/bbl not $100/bbl. Obama’s speeches in the Rose Garden attacking the O & G industry are political noise lacking factual substance. Tax aid to the petroleum industry is pure nonsense.

          • Unlike Obama in the 3 debates, I don’t have to stick around and waste my time trying to converse with a RWNJ who’s also a pathological liar that makes up his own distortions of reality like you are.

          • No! He’s just not going to give you the opportunity to ‘piss on his leg and tell him its raining outside,’ that’s all and I don’t blame him.

            I think you would be more credible if you could provide citations. I mean, people would take you more seriously.

            Too much ‘Buzz,’ but no “Butt.’ 🙁

          • This is an anonymous and informal chat venue. If you want documentation do your own internet search. That way you will be able to pick the bias of your choice. Be sure to specify which industry as Obama proposed cutting “subsidies” to a number of major industries. FurtherTo get you started:
            “Eliminating special tax breaks for oil and gas companies: including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms.” Sources: “Barack Obama’s Comprehensive Tax Plan” 2008.
            From Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead January 3rd, 2013: During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to eliminate “special tax breaks for oil and gas companies, including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and
            manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms.”

            None of these things were included
            in the major tax bill that avoided the “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, and when we asked the American Petroleum Institute whether they had been enacted earlier, he said that none have been changed under Obama. (The spokesman also took issue with Obama”s characterization of these as “special tax breaks,” saying that some of the tax provisions Obama cited, such as foreign tax credit benefits, affect many businesses, not just the oil and gas sector.)

          • “This is an anonymous and informal chat venue?”
            In other words, you can’t support anything you say. It’s just ‘psycho-babble’ because you’re very frustrated and want to ‘vent’. Go kick your dog……….

          • References were provided; suggestions on how to find references were provided. Animal abuse is not an acceptable alternative for anything. Your response merely highlights your ignorance and shallow thought processes.

          • In other words you lack thought processes. Therefore you prefer anonymous and informal dialogue free of any intellectual thought processes.

          • He was ‘Buzzed’ when he blogged that misleading drivel. We weren’t supposed to pick-up on what he ‘uttered and published’. Next time maybe he will think: “I can’t support this ‘babble’ with a clean citation,” so it would be best for my credibility to just forget about publishing this nonsense.

          • angelsinca doesn’t read much. So really didn’t expect her to know what M.L. Boehner and Mitch McConnell did to those bills now do you?

          • Ok! you’re a male, my bad. But the truth is my foundation, when did I lie to you and about what?

          • I didn’t make it up go back and check your threads. I’m a offensive player, in a offensive position. Who’s in the white house?

          • I checked. Never called you a liar. And yes, I agree, you are a (sic) offensive player. What does the current WH resident have to do with anything?

          • Define: ABYSS. It’s deep, Dark and Wide. It’s something of historical proportions. Something, America has never encountered since the 1920’s. This country was ‘Bushed-Whacked.’

            Why do you people keep claiming amnesia? Stop making fools of yourselves.

          • Sorry you haven’t quite grasped the concepts of personal responsibility, integrity or self reliance. And you folks chide conservatives on ‘living in the past’. You know, back where the strengths of character and decency can be found.

          • “You know, back where the strengths of character and decency can be found?”

            Yep! The American people sure missed this during 2001-2009 and said as much at the ballot box 2009 and in 2012. Less than a year from now, they will be repeating this again via Hillary.

          • Hillary has already been called out on her profound lack of integrity. At what point do you stop telling yourself, “no matter what lies are being told, it’s ok”?

          • Your pulling at straws. You’d be better served if you start looking for someone capable of taking Hillary on in 2016. We all know Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Paul Rand and the other cast of characters are ‘B’ Team competitors.

          • “And accumulated more debt than all prior presidents combined over the last 225 years?”

            I’m crying FOUL. ‘W’ Bush ran the debt machine, everybody but you recognized it. True-up with yourself.

          • Only a fool would defend a disastrous economic record. Thank God the majority of voters in 2009 and 2012 got it right.

            You just qualified for staying on the island 2016 and beyond with the rest of the minions.

          • Only an idiot would make excuses for the lowest worker participation rate in 50 years by calling it a ‘success’. Only a liar would ignore the mounting debt and attribute all of it to a previous president. Only a fool would disregard escalating tensions between the races, the sexes and the entire nation bY praising the people that are causing it. Congratulations, you just qualified for a position of leadership in the Democratic party, or as a spokesperson for the White House or State dept.

          • So basically, you’re talking about yourself here because you cannot support anything you just ranted, right? BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T.

            Funny though, everything you just falsely uttered described and defined ‘W’ Bush record and terms in office. Now we don’t have to cite these volumes of evidence now do we, because its already been well established.

          • So, I’m a:
            1. Idiot
            2. Liar
            3. Fool
            But, you failed to qualify me as such. This means you really had nothing constructive to say in rebuttal, just insult, insult, insult. Really reflects upon your credibility and unprofessionalism. Just so you know, it displays your maturity level.

          • Qualifying examples were given for each. Please review your own comments before hiding behind supposed indignation. This isn’t a professional arena. It’s just a liberal blog that finds it appropriate to harass conservatives.

          • The accumulated debt is W. Bush’es and his alone according to the economic data. By the way, two-wars cost a lot of money but the cowboy didn’t care, he’s from Texas and his sidekick is a Wyomian.

        • Thanks to Barry Obama.

          Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 07:56 PM

          By Greg Richter

          According to a Bloomberg Politics poll, 53 percent believe race relations have worsened under Obama, 36 percent think they are unchanged, and only 9 percent believe they have improved.The poll talked to 1,001 adults and was conducted Dec. 3-5 by Selzer & Company of Des Moines, Iowa. The polls has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

        • Ghostwriter
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          Input
          Info The black POTUS is a Charlatan

          By
          Matt Patterson

          (Newsweek Columnist – Opinion Writer)

          Watch
          False Messiah Video https://youtu.be/BNRT0P-oZfw

          Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an
          inscrutable and phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria
          akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did
          a man so devoid of professional

          accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s
          largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s
          most consequential job?

          Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered
          into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores
          along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief
          career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact
          nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote “present”);
          and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the
          entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

          He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a
          legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the
          white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s
          “spiritual mentor;” a real-life, actual terrorist who served as
          Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future
          historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected
          president? There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any
          university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no documentation
          for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax in history.

          Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed
          the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white
          candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like
          Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted
          a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the
          eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American
          injustices, even if they were ‘a bit’ extreme, he was given a pass. Let that
          Sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard because of the color
          of his skin.

          Podhoretz
          continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was
          also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said)
          “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become
          the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?
          Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama
          phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course.

          But
          certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and
          regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially
          white liberals, feel good about themselves. Unfortunately, minorities often
          suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back.

          Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not
          qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and
          high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority
          students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional

          devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is
          affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely
          because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and
          if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

          And that is what America did to Obama.

          True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why
          would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia
          despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough
          for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was
          good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his
          life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next
          step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

          What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time
          Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications
          nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character.
          Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed. The
          man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of

          clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the
          prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea
          has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that
          has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign
          speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches) And what about his
          character?

          Obama
          is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did
          it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job,
          campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to
          advertise his own powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.
          (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to
          get our economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect?

          The
          man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act
          responsibly? In short: our resident is a small-minded man, with neither the
          temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and
          only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and
          prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor
          in the Oval Office.

        • Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama is not the man he’s a boy searching for identity….

          THE GAY POSTER BOY IS ONE AND THE SAME THE BLACK POTUS……….HOW and WHY?

          Published:
          09/11/2012 (would someone describe the
          POTUS OBAMA as sane?)

          A prominent member
          of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the
          “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his
          lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White
          House.

          “It was
          preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay
          life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a .gossip columnist in Chicago for
          various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and
          later a state senator.

          “Nobody who knew
          Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.

          DuJan, founder and
          editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, he has
          first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally
          involved in the gay bar scene.”

          • BOC……YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF.

            BOC…..YOU ARE AN AMATEUR IN INTEL.

            BOC (MONIKER?) NO PHOTO.

            BOC STANDS 4 BARACK OBAMA CRUSADER?

            577 comments • 424 votes. (negativity of posts)

            AND YOU ARE IN THE NEGATIVE JUST LIKE THE LIBERAL STOOGE YOU ARE. VERITAS.

            AND YOU ENJOY BEING LIED TO ON A DAILY BASIS BY THE BLACK PLAGUE POTUS AKA CHARLATAN.

            HERE’S WHO IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY, EXCEPT BY YOU AND THE LOW INFO VOTERS (SOME ILLEGAL AND SOME VOTED MORE THAN ONCE) IT DOESN’T MATTER IF LIAR OBAMA IS BLACK OR WHITE OR RED, OR YELLOW, OR A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN …..HE A PATHOLOGICAL SOCIOPATH WITH AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX….SOMETHING AKIN TO YOUR MENTAL DEMEANOR THAT YOU VERIFY WITH DEMENTED POSTS.

            AND WHAT’S YOUR RETORT GOING TO BE TAKE YOUR MEDS OR OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM LOVING TRAITOROUS ACTING POTUS AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT…BULLSHIT. YOU CAN’T EVEN SPELL DNA WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP AND THEN HAVING TO WRITE IT DOWN.

            DESCRIBE INVISIBILITY IN THREE (LAYMAN) WORDS; CAN U AND GO HEAD LOOK IT UP IN QUANTUM PHYSICS.
            HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN INNATE NESCIENT PUTZ.
            BOC HOW STUPID AND HOW OLD ARE YOU?

            WHY IN THE HELL ARE YOU A LIBERAL LUNATIC, WHY?

            Barack Hussein Obama the father of lies aka the black POTUS
            aka the Pied Piper.

            Below is a list of Obama’s documented lies so far with the
            most recent lies first.

            Lies During the Sixth Year

            “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to
            health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”

            Poltifact.com

            (IRS) “Not a even smidgen of corruption”

            Foxnews.com

            “Keystone pipeline would mean maybe 2,000 jobs”

            Poltifact.com

            Lies During the Fifth Year

            “We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon
            of gas.”

            Politifact.com

            “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it”

            Washingtonpost.com

            “The NSA is not abusing its power”

            Washingtonpost.com

            “I said benghazi was a terrorist attack from the beginning.”

            Lubbockonline.com

            “the foreign intelligence Surveillance court is
            transparent.”

            Politifact.com

            “First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The
            world set a red line.”

            Weeklystandard.com

            NBCnews

            Lies During Fourth Year

            “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is
            something that Congress has proposed.”

            Politifact.com

            “Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times.”

            Politifact.com

            “Mitt Romney called the Arizona law a model for the nation.”

            Politifact.com

            “Planned Parenthood provides mammograms”

            Spero News

            “We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial
            system”

            CBSnews.com

            Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video &
            demonstrations

            U.S. State Department

            “Mitt Romney Plans to fire Big Bird”

            Politifact.com

            “Under Gov. Romney’s definition … Donald Trump is a small
            business.”

            Politifact.com

            Because of Obamacare, “over the last two years, health care
            premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in
            the last 50 years.”

            Politifact.com

            “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast
            and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous
            administration”

            ABCnews.com

            Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college
            students.

            Factcheck.org

            My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.

            Factcheck.org

            “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul
            Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs,
            Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you
            happen to see

            Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is
            to Iowa and our

            rural communities.”

            House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)

            The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So
            now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in
            manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing
            jobs take root here, not in China. And, that means supporting investment here.
            Governor Romney …invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of
            outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.

            Forbes-Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors

            “You Didn’t Build that”

            A few examples,bridges, roads etc

            Lies During Third Year

            I will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are
            denied the right to bargain.

            Youtube Video

            In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said
            that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.

            http://www.breitbart.com

            I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever
            did Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya – Weapons pour
            into Gaza Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last
            week.

            Examiner

            “Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that
            traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.” Like
            Raising taxes?

            Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz

            he wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.

            GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing Dems
            Rejected Jobs Bill

            You have 80 percent of the American people who support a
            balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach
            that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the
            American people aren’t sold is not the problem Gallup Poll: Only 69%.

            These are obligations that the United States has taken on in
            the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to
            pay our bills. Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama Jobs
            Bill Paid for Seems not so much Paid for. Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier
            air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance Barack Obama, campaiging
            in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11

            I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if
            we haven’t

            resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the
            money in the coffers to do it.

            American.com

            USA producing more oil than ever before.

            Petroleum Insights

            Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”

            Department of Homeland Security says 5%

            Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.

            National Taxpayers Union

            Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt
            children.

            CNN Interview

            Lies During Second Year

            Obama claimed the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC,
            “open[ed] the

            floodgates for special interests — including foreign
            corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.

            nationalreview.com

            No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional
            instructions as enacted into law.

            Obama Lies to Keep Czars

            No “boots” on the ground Libya

            Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you,
            you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is
            Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya
            on the ground

            Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly
            brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the
            kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.

            Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill

            All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and
            angry” about Lockerbie bomber.

            Obama Memo

            I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops

            Obama’s Schedule

            The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one
            dime.

            Campaign and Presidency

            If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it.

            TownHall

            “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
            abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

            U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.

            ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax

            Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans

            We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.

            Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010

            Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your
            kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could
            potentially happen.

            Arizona Immigration Law

            Doctors choose amputation because they get better
            compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.

            Claims never documented

            The Health Care Package will pay for itself

            Time

            Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from
            George Bush’s ideas — not one.

            HMM Immigration?

            We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care

            Democratic Debate Lies

            Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas

            Video Proof

            I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”

            Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar
            “Shovel Ready” bill.

            I got the Message from Massachusetts

            Daily Bail

            Lies During First Year

            We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or

            created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and
            now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’

            AP fact Checker

            Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That
            wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled
            the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the
            emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders
            wanted to make bigger.

            AP fact Checker

            Collective salvation

            Obama calls himself a Christian

            (BIGGEST G.D. LIE TOLD BY Barack Hussein Obama)

            I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully
            execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of
            my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

            Obama Inauguration 20 Jan 2009

            Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term

            Associated Press Video

            Health Care deals will be covered on C-span

            Obama Lies

            As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide

            ABCnews

            Recovery Act will save or create jobs

            ABC News

            Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.

            Obama Lies

            No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus

            CNNnews

            I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal
            health care plan

            Specator.Org

            We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible
            families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and
            refinance mortgages.

            Obama Lies

            I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.

            NPR

            Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year

            Council on Foreign Relations.

            Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per
            year.

            Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes

            List of Tax Promise Violations

            2008 Campaign Lies

            Bypassing congress unconstitutional; I intend to reverse
            when I am president

            Vimeo

            I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied
            the right to bargain

            Youtube

            No more wiretapping of citizens

            Youtube

            Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not
            somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

            News Busters

            I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first
            American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps
            United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Obama campaign would accept public
            funding

            ABCnews

            Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr

            A Socialist

            Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995
            fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she
            needed to pay for treatment.

            Mounting Heath Care Lies

            Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical

            Dreams of My Father

            – A radical Socialist.

            Would have the most transparent administration in History

            Cato Institute

            We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line
            by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we
            do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.

            Boston Globe

            I have visited all 57 (?) states.

            Snopes

            I’ll get rid of earmarks

            Source: Any bill passed during presidency

            When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have
            5 days to review it before I sign it.

            Campaign Speech

            My father served in World War II.

            The Videos and the Facts

            Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009

            News Video

            Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes

            YouTube

            Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without
            a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration. He has done nothing
            but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total
            failure” has now become his greatest achievement Present Votes Are Common In
            Illinois

            NPR

            I Won Michigan

            Huffington Post

            I won Nevada

            The Nation

            I don’t Have Lobbyists

            US News

            My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad

            Crooks and Liars

            I Have Always Been Against Iraq

            Washington Post

            My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country

            CNNnews

            Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN

            in any other capacity.

            Obama Campaign Video

            I Barely Know Rezko

            Sun Times

            My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church

            ABC News

      • You should title your post, Excuses Why Liberal News Sources Aren’t Number One. You make a good point with spreading the votes around but Fox still wins. It isn’t so much the few cited lies, which are more like unvetted snippets, that Fox makes unappealing to liberals. It’s the exposure of wrongdoings by politicians that happens to result in criticism of mostly Democrats. The same practices were amply applied to Bush and the exiting Clinton by Fox, but this is usually neglected.

        • Here’s an example of an airhead. Roger Ailes just loves these kind:

          “It isn’t so much the few cited lies, which are more like unvetted snippets…….”

          What side of the brain would you suppose is working during this time of pontification? I gave you a hint.

        • What ratings? The ten survey phone calls conservative phone bank make to ‘gerrymandered’ districts in America and then publish this skewed data.

      • Well, we definitely know how they respond to a crises, which they always create. They point the finger at the other guy, never taking any responsibility. Why because they are arrogant, greedy, and naive.

        They could care less if ‘Rome or Pompeii’ is on fire, what about the spoils. They are ‘hell-bent’ on destroying their own country e.g. 2001-2009.

      • Input Info NOW SPIN IT LIBERAL LUNATIC DOCTOR

        FOX NEWS IS HONORED
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        The pursuit of eventful truthful is paramount and will
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        FOX News is the most trusted national news channel. And
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        Poll: Fox News most trusted network – Nick Gass – POLITICO

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        theweek.com/…/poll-fox-news-……

        The Week Fox News: Fair and Balanced — and, according to a
        new survey, the most trusted news source around. Tucked inside a big Brookings
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        Quinnipiac University Mar 9, 2015 – March 9, 2015 – Fox News
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        Mediaite Mar 11, 2015 – Here’s the Real Reason Fox Is More
        Trusted than Any Other News … ET: Fox is now running promos touting the
        “most-trusted” study findings: …

        Fox News is the most trusted news network: poll | New York

        nypost.com/…/fox-news-is-the……

        New York Post

        Mar 9, 2015 – Fox News is the most trusted national TV news
        network, a poll released Monday found. Quinnipiac University asked 1286
        registered voters …

  24. Dissatisfaction with Obama’s lies & failed Socialism caused even MORE people to seek the truth. Why FOX is gaining even more viewers. Only small numbers of out of touch, ignorant Liberals still believe the BS from MSNBC.

  25. The secret to Fox ratings: “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public”. — H.L. Mencken

    • A Liberal Rag waking up to realty, so should U.

      Truth Hurts? NY Times Admits Fox’s Megyn Kelly Is a ‘Breakthrough Artist’

      By Tim Graham | January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM EST

      Moment” Sunday’s New York Times Magazine includes a generally favorable story on “The Megyn Kelly y Times reporter Jim Rutenberg (once a media-beat specialist). Rutenberg acknowledged how thoroughly Kelly dominates her time slot and is battling with Bill O’Reilly for the top of the cable-news mountain. He described a sharp-elbowed Wednesday night program and followed up.

      Her audience of 2.8 million was four times as large as Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC and six times larger as that of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, the Mike Rowe program on CNN about people who devote their lives to odd passions. In fact, The Kelly File was the highest-rated nonsports program in her time slot in all of basic cable in 2014. For Roger Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman and chief executive, who put her there and raised her in his television image, Kelly has become his “breakthrough artist,” the one who will define Fox’s future.

      In the process, Kelly’s program has not just given America’s top-rated news channel its biggest new hit in 13 years; it has demonstrated an appeal to the younger and (slightly) more ideologically diverse demographic Fox needs as it seeks to claim even more territory on the American journo-political landscape.

      Truth will prevail….not Obama’s prevarications and not rhetorical palaver for the ignorant 47%. l.e. U.

  26. So let the liberals keep thinking their delusional thoughts, it only hastens the demise of the liberal agenda and brings more of their base – the ones who are finally seeing the truth behind their rhetoric to the ranks of Conservatives voters. People are waking up to the fact that liberal “solutions” do more harm than good to our nation, our people and our economy so their solutions are based on lies, fabrications and their Gruber mentality that the American electorate is stupid, makes poor choices and only they can lead us to the promised land. A promised land where the US becomes a 3rd rate 3rd world 2 bit country of misery, no hope, no change and divided.

    February 17, 2008, reprint – Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

    As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery

    The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda’s madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains. [From The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD]

    • Joe T:

      No person in their right mind is begging anyone from the GOP or extreme conservative wing to take over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, believe me. The people have spoken twice about this and will speak the same in 2016, count on it.

      Gerrymandering and voter I.D. laws be damned, its social media, stupid. You guys need hackers by the thousands to stack the deck this time because the voting machine scam is obsolete.

  27. Adolf,

    We don’t mean to email so much, but we’ve asked and asked again … and as of 1pm we’re still dangerously behind on our goal.

    This is the FINAL NOTICE of your member status before tonight’s fundraising deadline.As a previous supporter of President Obama, you’ve been pre-selected to become a Founding Member of the 2015-2016 Progress Project.ADOLF HITLER
    2015-2016 Membership: FINAL NOTICE

    We need a HUGE day today to respond to the attacks we’re facing from Speaker Boehner. And since we can only count donations that come in before midnight towards the goal, now is the time to act.

    Adolf, this could make or break us right here.

    • Joe, Joe, Joe. I agree with your sentiments, but the irrelevant spam gets in the way of solid abuse of conservatives by liberals at this site.

  28. Good article, especially the creative hook line at the end. But it still boils down to just another reason(s) why a liberal blogger doesn’t like Fox. Thanks, there is already an abundance of those. When I want to fume at anti-conservative news that has good, in-depth articles, I listen to NPR.

  29. So let the liberals keep thinking their delusional thoughts, it only hastens the demise of the liberal agenda and brings more of their base – the ones who are finally seeing the truth behind their rhetoric to the ranks of Conservatives voters. People are waking up to the fact that liberal “solutions” do more harm than good to our nation, our people and our economy so their solutions are based on lies, fabrications and their Gruber mentality that the American electorate is stupid, makes poor choices and only they can lead us to the promised land. A promised land where the US becomes a 3rd rate 3rd world 2 bit country of misery, no hope, no change and divided.

    February 17, 2008, reprint – Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

    As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery

    The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda’s madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains. [From The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD]

    • “…..the demise of the liberal agenda and brings more of their base – the ones who are finally seeing the truth behind their rhetoric to the ranks of Conservatives voters?”

      This is that 47% rhetoric of Mitt Romney and the repeat of the same back in early January. This is what got him busted by the bus-boy at the ‘Million Dollar Donor Soiree’ at the private country club. This candidates debacle started the stampede of voter’s running in the opposite direction both in 2009 [Karl Rove] and in 2012 [Mitt]. 🙂

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/secret-video-romney-private-fundraiser

      It’s baffling, how some people will stand in the middle of the railroad tracks when the train headed at them is in ‘full-steam-ahead’. They just can’t come-to-terms with what happened to them yesterday. So, they continue to live in the past. A lot of them, especially the tea-party, want to relive the 1700 and 1800’s.

      Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder the GOP/TP just can’t shake. As a result they keep making the same mistake after mistake, which one-day could eventually jeapordize this nation and it’s people. Violation of the Logan Act is the latest example, just after the Netanyahu mishap as to how low they will stoop.

      By the way, Dr. Rossiter failed to use any actual psychological science. As usual, evidentiary support is non-existent in your worldview, I wonder why?

    • Lyle Rossiter’s book was published about 1½ years after the publication of the book Liberalism is a Mental Disorder by Michael Savage, who is of course not a psychiatrist (“clinical” or “forensic” or otherwise) but rather a far-right-wing talk radio host — hardly a qualified expert.

      Rossiter’s book is not based on any actual studies, but merely his own speculations.

      Meanwhile, other psychiatric researchers have done actual studies including MRI brain scans of people of different political beliefs, and found that it’s extreme conservatism that actually is a mental disorder — or, to be more accurate, a complex of mental disorders. In particular, it was shown that the anterior cingular cortex, the area of the brain that processes complex rational thought, has less gray matter and is less active in conservatives than in liberals, whereas the amygdala (the part that responds to fear) is larger and more active in conservatives than in liberals.

    • That video is sliced-and-diced to put words together in a different sense from what he actually said. It would be like someone taking the Bible, and first quoting the fate of Judas Iscariot: “And Judas went, and hanged himself.” — and then immediately quoted the oft-used advice of Jesus: “Jesus saith, Go, and do thou likewise.” — and used that to claim that Jesus commands Christians to go hang themselves. Same exact sort of trickery. Those words actually are in the Bible, but they do not of course occur back-to-back like that and do not mean that.

      Why would your side need to resort to such lies and trickery if the truth really were on your side?

  30. TERRORISM BY Islamic Radical ism by Muslims, who don’t follow Islamic teachings.
    ISIS militants reportedly burn to death 45 people in western Iraqi town.
    Published February 17, 2015

    We’ll purchase you a one way ticket to ISISland , like Disneyland, except YOU are the entertainment for them…..They will hold a barbecue party for YOU, that includes YOU…..You Idiot Obama lover; Have FUN.

    If you need an example just look at Europe & see how well they are doing !!! If that isnt insanity I dont know what is !!! With their open borders they will be overrun by Islamic radicals in no time, if they havent already been overrun !!! Europe will be gone forever, blown to smithereens by those insane Muslims !!! Is this what we want for America?

    Islamic State militants reportedly have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi on Tuesday, just five miles away from an air base staffed by hundreds of U.S. Marines.

    The identities of the victims are not clear, the local police chief told the BBC, but some are believed to be among the security forces that have been clashing with ISIS for control of the town. ISIS fighters reportedly captured most of the town last week.

    Col. Qasim Obeidi, pleading for help from the Iraqi government and international community, said a compound that houses families of security personnel and officials is now under siege.

    The reports come days after ISIS released a video purportedly showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians along a beach in Libya, sparking an international outcry, including commendation from Pope Francis, who called the killings “barbaric.”

    On Friday, a media group linked to ISIS released a four-minute video titled “Peshmerga Captives in Kirkuk Province,” which purportedly showed Kurdish prisoners — imprisoned in iron cages — being driven around on trucks in Iraq, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.

    The imagery of the prisoner convoy in orange uniforms was similar to the scenes of an execution of a Jordanian pilot. In a video released by ISIS two weeks ago, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh was shown being burned alive in a cage.

    • On Fox and elsewhere it’s been reported that there are 751 “no go zones” in France where non-Muslims aren’t allowed and only Sharia law is enforced. Also, Dearborn, Michigan is rumored to be governed by Sharia law and (alternatively) is a “no go zone?”

      Dearborn, Michigan is governed just like any other municipality in the USA. In fact, it’s more rigid than other cities, especially when you’re talking about social behavior. Law enforcement there is very tight and no nonsense, a Ferguson, Mo. type of environment, if you will.

      Governed by Sharia law? LOL!!!

      This is certainly not the case in East Dearborn, Michigan where the majority of middle-Easterners [Arabs/Chaldeans/Peruvians] run their successful businesses and live. I used to do business there frequently and lived blocks away. I was a regular invited guest to many of their exclusive business and social gatherings.

      By the way, like the POTUS, I’m not Muslim.

      Now they are particular about how banks conduct their business in their communities, but justifiably so. One bank was forced out because of what they viewed as bad business practices shall we say, I not going to get into the details. It’s a shame to see a bank build a building and a year or so later, abandoned it. I banked in this community for years and had close business associates and friends their.

      • GREETINGS YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED.
        March 2015
        John Q, Public aka Forum Users. Plaintiff
        V.
        Diabolical Jason aka incognito alias. Defendant
        RE: Defendant misrepresenting himself as a sane person to the public.
        To wit:
        Welcome to the wide, wide, wide world of Diabolical Jason.
        di·a·bol·i·cal ˌdīəˈbälək(ə)l
        Adjective diabolical adjective diabolic
        Belonging to or so evil as to recall the Devil.
        Devilish fiendish satanic demonic demoniacal hellish infernal evil wicked ungodly unholy
        devilish: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; “devilish schemes”; “the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen”; “the diabolical expression on his face”; “a Mephistophelian glint in his eye”
        Must be a chink in your armor, hit a soft sore spot did we? Veritas.
        Why answer the posted condemnation of your vituperative comments with you feeling the necessity of extoling a professional background in law (26 yrs.) and with a vain accolade from a recent Founded Society. You are probably an advocate (Pro Bono) for the Thomas Paine Society, i.e. Quid pro quo!
        In retrospect, why defend your rambling rancid ad nauseam comments in a combative attack of vulgarity to any and all public forum members, et al, that comment and reply to posts?
        We said to the black man in the green suit with red eyes, “who in the hell are you” and the black man said “Satan’s my name and chaos is my game; what’s your name?” Diabolical Jason, “I’m a lawyer, can I join in your game of deception, duplicity, mendacity and devilishness?”
        Your forum’s moniker is a clue of your soul’s content; EVIL machinations…sans integrity.
        Your avatar photo reflects your demented senior years; a pervert, gay or voyeur.
        Twenty-six years as a lawyer filing briefs, must not have been terribly successful to have to slave that many years in a time pressed profession; and then state you’re enjoying life; right!
        Did you succeed in reaching the one percentile of earnings; if not, that’s fills in the blank.
        You’re a charlatan…. a card carrying cardboard phony, in toto.
        What’s the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?
        Ever prevaricate as an officer of the court? In a civil/criminal litigation?
        Succinctly a chink in your armor; hit a soft sore spot did we? Veritas!
        Why answer a posted condemnation of your vituperative comments with you feeling strongly the necessity of extoling a professional background in law with a vain accolade. You are probably an advocate for the Thomas Paine Society.
        So why defend your rambling rancid “ad nauseam” comments in a combative attack of vulgarity to any and all public forum members, et al, that comment?
        Whereas, you categorically should have been more disciplined and less minatory in the principle of professional thought; when interacting with strangers in public.
        Did you draft briefs to the Appellate Court for Appellate Judges to be impressed with vile verbiage of common gutter palaver? Shows you were born on the wrong side of the tracks.
        Passive aggressive aren’t you, someone, something or diverse events go against you in life?
        Evidently you developed into a sociopath or a psychopath due to dementia; a mental disorder.
        One mental disorder hates people in general the other hates people enough to kill them!
        You possess one in your convoluted mental thinking morass?
        Where and when did you receive a law degree?
        What renegade liberal establishment did you gleam your negative indoctrination.
        How far from the bottom did you graduate in your law class?
        How many related disciplines do you hold?
        Criminal law and Civil (traffic tickets) Law expertise only.
        How many times did you file a motion for Certiorari?
        When you held a law license how many disciplinary actions against you?
        You probably worked for Dewey, Cheatum and Howe…right?
        Or was it Sly, Slick and Sly….Or Better Call Saul! You’re Jewish right?

        Would have liked to have been an Appellate Judge reviewing your brief.
        Evidently paralegals no doubt elucidated you.
        Any appeals .probably lost pursuant to a giant ego and misrepresenting the facts.
        Who coined this phrase? “There are no facts, only interpretations.” And….
        “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
        You exhibit a diabolical demeanor that is capricious, disingenuous and disturbing.
        Pursuant to your caustic retorts to others, you have odious memories of life.
        What’s the difference between a debate and an argument? And…
        It’s one of the basic methods you should have learned in a qualified law class.
        Who coined the phrase “Words are the fingers that molds men’s minds”?
        Your aggressive diatribe is borderline “mens rea” general intent (voluntarily)
        Prevarications, unfounded lead to the truth….agree or disagree?
        Two lawyers climb a high cliff and one jumps and dies, who jumped first?
        Some people are taught how to think out of the box, some can and some can’t; others are instructed to always think outside the circle the box is in….You think in the box.
        Best wishes always on your happy retirement years.
        VERITAS

          • The Golden Rule isn’t prevalent so much as in the past, in today’s societal demeanor.

            Albeit, those who have the gold are ruling, via attorney machinations and govt daily prevarications towards the citizens of the United States of America and the World.

            Ponder this single point. If Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, pursuant to their vitriolic and minatory statements about the Middle East, more specifically Israel, does anyone believe they would not attempt to use it against the State of Israel; as a final solution for the Islamic believing Muslims who are demonstrating violent tendencies world-wide.

            There is little cohesion in the USA presently and one must ask themselves why. It’s not only the rich with the billions and trillions that have and control; it’s demagoguery in govt.

            Objecting speaking in a subjective manner, the Democratic party is a succinct political

            machine utilizing same as promoting liberalism as the means to an utopian end.

            Demagoguery-

            A political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason; impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.

            http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=demagoguery

            best regards ….in a chaotic world we are NOW living in.

            “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

            ― Friedrich Nietzsche

            tags: lies, lying, trust

          • The Golden Rule is a farce made up by man as an alternative to the bible. Parents stopped raising their children properly and communities stopped caring.

            “those who have the gold are ruling…..?” Wake-up, youngster.

            Senator Cottons letter had “no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy,” according
            to Gene Lyons of the National Memo. Heck, the senator isn’t even smart enough
            to know this, but then and again he wasn’t smart enough to see the likely disaster awaiting him and the others. This was a grandstand play directed at Cotton’s own constituents among the GOP’s unappeasable Tea Party base. All and all, this is a clear demonstration of how careless, dangerous, and out-of-control these right-wing extremist can be, which is a demonstration of their I.Q. at work.

            The yet to be, nuclear arms agreement is not being hashed out between the U.S. and Iran alone, but also among Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. Any deal would be put before the UN Security Council and have the force of international law. By Cotton and the ‘run-amok’ 47, interfering in a process which by the way has national security implications. At least the recipient (Iran) was perceptive enough to recognize juvenile and novice meddling when they reviewed and analyzed it. I’m not surprised that former UN ambassador John Bolton is a part of this ‘three-ring-circus.’ Given his isolationist and rebellious behavior during his tenure at the UN, it’s very obvious to me he’s more than likely their advisor. It’s well documented that he was a ‘loose-cannon’ while at the UN representing our country for George W. Bush.

            People like you either ignore or lose sight of the fact that, Congress has no legal or constitutional role in the drafting, approval, or modification of any nuclear deal if one is drafted. This is another major reason and example of why the GOP needs to rein in you wayward children because you conduct yourselves like political thugs. We need to put a leash on the whole lot, before someone gets seriously hurt.

            First and foremost, let’s clear one thing up about the lack of cohesion in the United States of America. It (socioeconomic decay) started in 2001 and festered through 2010 before slowly subsiding and began turning around. The GOP, W. Bush, and his minions, were determined to rid this country of it’s economic engine, that be the ‘middle-class.’ Along with this, Unions busting in America because they damaged the H. Bush political legacy. They had no concerns about what the economic ramifications could result down the road. They never take the long-view of things or possible outcomes, so if something goes terribly wrong they blame the other guy.

            Rabble-rousers, that would be the tea party base of the GOP. This conservative party engaged these bottom-feeders long ago to beef up their scarce population of supporters. They thought they would be able to, not only brainwash them, but control them. We saw how that worked out when M.L., John Boehner came calling for the minority seat in ’09. These people are like a ‘Doberman,’ they turn on their masters, this is what’s going on in their party today. I’ve said, and continue to say, “party implosion on the horizon.” Their worrying about 2016, when they should be focused on cleaning up their own house. Personally, I think they should dismantle the whole thing and start anew because the machine is too much infested.

            The majority of the American people are not interested in returning to the ‘abyss’ created during the Bush years. They made that clear in 2009 and 2012, it was overwhelming. They got tired of the false claims, fake promises and ‘knee-jerk’ reactions that brought us into a war(s) that should never had been.

            Why should the populace cater to the GOP in 2016? The party with no alternative plans, solutions or new ideas, they just want to pillage and plunder us back into the $Trillion dollar hole and middle-class be damned.

          • Ghostwriter communique
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            Input Info Factual Data
            Accomplishments of the black POTUS aka Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama:

            First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

            First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

            First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

            First President to violate the War Powers Act.

            First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

            First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

            First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

            First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

            First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

            First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants

            across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

            First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

            First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

            First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

            First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

            First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

            First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

            First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

            First President to tell a big manufacturing company what state it’s allowed to locate a factory.

            First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

            First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

            First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

            First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a

            corruption case.

            First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

            First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists as well as terrorist members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

            First President to golf more than 200 separate times in his six years in office.

            First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.

            First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

            First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” and “bow to our enemies” tours.

            First President to go on over 27 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

            First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

            First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

            First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

            First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth

            First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

            First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private

            insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

            Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one.)

            How is this hope and change’ working out for you….Barack Obama Crusader aka BOC.

          • WOW!! How long did it take you to fabricate this list? With all of the sewer and dumpster digging, your time would have been better served researching for the truth.

          • Ghostwriter communique’Integrity
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            Input Info
            dondehoff

            I am 83 years young this month, have retired from the USAF as an officer, have spent about 30 years with a major mutual life insurance company, and have spent the last seven years studying the Muslim culture, ideology and its pseudo religion, “Islam”. I have always supported “Newt” except for his staying too long in the presidential arena. In this case he is “one-hundred percent on point”. I do question why it took him this long to come out in the open and support what many of us have been saying about “Islam” for about ten years. If one takes the Qur’an, and edits out all of the “abrogations” and places the remainder in chronological order, it is a clear “declaration of war” against all infidels—–all of the “peace, loving, understanding, equality and forgiveness revelati ons have been abrogated by Surahs Five and Nine. The document is complexly undecipherable due to its lack of chronology and an undated “abrogations inserted at random throughout the document. That Qur’an was compiled and edited by a committee of mere mortals, and the committee had someone in charge (also a mere mortal) that dictated what would and would not be included in the final document. Logic, deductive reason and common sense dictates that compiling and editing process clearly refutes the premise that the Qur’an is the actual “spoken word of a deity”. And, I do not hate any of the Muslim faith, as they are merely projecting that which they have been taught from a very early age, and are continually taught to the tune of five-times a day. I function under the premise that “truth and facts” can never be blasphemy, slander, racism or a hate crime. I welcome the opportunity to discuss any conflicting opinions, as long as it is done in a civil manner. Unfortunately, in dismantling the Qur’an, there is considerable collateral damage to all other Holy Books.

          • I’m not arguing if the POTUS is or Isn’t a Muslim. But he has claimed Christian Faith. People do flip faith’s, its allowed.

            Say that you are right, he is Muslim, which I seriously doubt, so what? All Muslims aren’t radicalized and/or dangerous, what point are you attempting to make?

            If it’s POTUS attack continuously, you’re wasting your time he’s going to serve out his time in office with ‘flying colors.’

          • Ghostwriter communique’
            parallel time 17:26
            Input Info Covert Muslim POTUS
            You stop it, if you are for Muslims this is what U are up against
            the black POTUS is a dyed in the wool Muslim. Wake up
            If your wife tells your one thing , but does something else what speaks louder words or ACTIONS…………………?
            Curtis_JB denniscerasoli • 32 minutes ago

            Here’s what the Oath Keepers stand for…..

            THIS IS WHAT THE OATH KEEPERS STAND FOR…….
            1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
            2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
            3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy
            combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
            4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
            5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
            6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant
            concentration camps.
            7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
            8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”
            9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American
            people, including food and other essential supplies.
            10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free
            speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances

          • So, who are you saying is violating the Constitution of the United States, clearly the republicans are complicit because they are conflicted with the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ mantra.
            They knew you guys were snakes when they picked you up, now they cannot get rid of you.

          • gaeliclass

            I never thought I would say this but you are right vietnam6871… – — the silence of most muslims is deafening – some speak but few as they live in fear. The women and daughters live in fear of the dad-muslim who will do them in if they don’t do as daddy says.. The men live in fear of the imams who will equally do them and their ‘business$’ in (their money flows here from the middle east) and ‘the $ is passed among them$.. if they don’t ‘do and preach’ as they are told. In fact what you have is not a religion but a fear train up and down all the way up and all the way down.
            It is a ‘train of life’ I don’t believe in –
            Our Lord taught us love not fear–
            the Sharia Law is an outrageous murderous way to do women,girls and some men in!! as and when needed!
            GB has made the fatal mistake of allowing it and now they are paying the price – big time.
            How did it happen? Weak weak terrible leadership on the part of wimpy David Cameron who seems to be mentored by whimpy weak Obama.– Can you imagine – 2 of the most important countries in the world have these 2 men at the head in such a time! So what does it now mean – what it means is that everyone of us who can still think on our feet and is a Christian or at the very least cares about their family and country – must react. Time for talking is gone..
            Noone can sit back..

            5:21 p.m., Monday March 23 | Other comments by gaeliclass

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            Gingrich needs to realize that Obama openly admitted he is a Muslim and I as a Veteran, I consider anyone that voted for this SCUM as a TRAITOR to the U.S.A.

            vietnam6871 • 7 months ago

            There are 1.5 billion Muslims in this world and about 20% are radical. That makes 300 million radical killers out there. AND, I don’t see the other 1.2 billion doing anything to rein in their own. We should be exterminating the groups we know about in this country, and that includes at least 20 training camps and radical Imams and other leaders. First things first, clean the Muslim trash out of the White House. And secondly, don’t trust any Muslim, you can’t afford to – is he the 80% or the 20%?

          • “I consider anyone that voted for this SCUM as a TRAITOR to the U.S.A.?

            So, you think a majority of the American taxpaying voters are not loyal to the USA. You both are delusional if you think they are complicit against a country they truly love. Now this one qualifies for National Memo’s: ‘This Week In Crazy’ column.

          • When did Obama openly admit that he’s a Muslim? I hope you’re not talking about the George Stephanopoulos interview. That was taken very much out of context.

            Here’s the part you’ve likely seen.

            And here’s what he actually says.

            The topic under discussion was the attacks that right-wing blogs had been levying against Obama and his family in the lead-up to the 2008 election. Obama had wrongly implied that McCain or at least his campaign was making such attacks including calling him a Muslim, and Stephanopoulos corrected him on that, to which Obama replied that it is true that McCain himself had never referred to Obama’s “Muslim faith.”

            At that point, Stephanopoulos thought that Obama had misspoke, and “corrected” him yet again, this time on “you mean your Christian faith.” Obama at first, caught up in the interview (remember, this is a live televised event and no scripts nor teleprompters) agrees, then immediately stops and says, “No, no, what I’m saying is…” and then Stephanopoulos interrupts him again, but you can clearly hear that he’s referring to what he had accused the “upper echelons” of the McCain campaign of doing, namely, falsely insinuating that Obama’s faith was Muslim.

            In other words, Obama was quoting what he thought they were doing. He was wrong about that (the right-wing blogs were doing that on their own without input from the McCain campaign), but he was not saying that his own faith actually is Muslim.

            The short snippets taken out of context are the exact same sort of trickery that, say, a dishonest atheist might pull if quoting just the first sentence of Psalm 14:1 (or 53:1 for that matter), but skipping past the first phrase (up to and including the first comma) that says (in the KJV) “The fool hath said in his heart,” and leaving only the rest of that sentence: “… there is no God.” — and then crowing, “See? Even your own Bible says that there’s no God!! Even the Psalmist admits that we atheists are right! Twice!!

            Oh, and thanks for your service, but despite that, you don’t get to determine who is and who is not a traitor to the USA. The Constitution does that. Article III §3.

          • TYPICAL LIBERAL SPIN DOCTOR TACTICS AKA LYING.
            OUT OF CONTEXT, HE WAS MISQUOTED, HE MISSPOKE.

            mis·speak misˈspēk Verb past tense misspoke
            express oneself insufficiently clearly or accurately.
            mis·quote misˈkwōt
            verb misquote 3rd person present misquotes past tense misquoted past participle misquoted gerund or present participle misquoting
            quote (a person or a piece of written or spoken text) inaccurately.
            misreport misrepresent misstate take/quote out of context distort twist slant bias put a spin (SPIN DOCTOR)on falsify
            noun misquote plural noun misquotes
            a passage or remark quoted inaccurately.

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            black POTUS is a charlatan

            char·la·tan ˈSHärlədən
            ˈSHärlətn noun charlatan plural noun charlatans

            A person falsely
            claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.

            quack sham fraud
            fake impostor hoaxer cheat deceiver double-dealer swindler fraudster mountebank
            phony shark con man con artist scam artist flimflammer bunco artist snake oil
            salesman confidence man/woman mountebank: a flamboyant deceiver; one who
            attracts customers with tricks or jokes. http://wordnetweb.princeton.ed

            ENJOY THE
            VIDEO………Obama saying he’s a Muslim and more videos at end of video about
            the lying black POTUS.TRULY a scourge on society Barry Soetoro aka Barack
            Husein Obama, the black plague in USA.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

            The Evidence via
            CNN cable News

            1. Obama’s admits he’s a Muslim.

            2. Obama’s Muslim’s roots.

            3. Obama’s Muslim Faith.

            4. Obama quotes from Koran.

            5. Obama’s praises and glorifies Islam

            6. Obama defends Islam.

            7. Obama declares America to be a Muslim Nation.

            8. America no longer a Christian Nation.

            9. Obama bows before a Muslim King.

            10 Obama in
            traitional Muslim Dress.

            11 Obama sides with
            Islam.

            12 Obama visits
            Mosque.

            13. Obama says “I
            am one of them”.

          • 1. Where, exactly, does Obama admit that he’s Muslim in a speech not taken out-of-context (like your video)? Taking out of context can make anyone seem to say anything — for instance, the Holy Bible, King James Version says this, a full dozen times: “… there is no God.”

            2. I bet you have pagan roots if you trace your ancestry back far enough (to before when Christian missionaries first came to your ancestors). Does that make you pagan?

            3. Already dealt with. Out-of-context. Also, you’re repeating items in your list with slight rewordings to make it look like you have more points than you actually do (this one is basically the same as your #1).

            4. You have quoted from the Koran in this very thread. Does that make you Muslim?

            5. He praises the accomplishments of Islam (or Islamic peoples) such as algebra (an Arabic word! Without that, none of modern technology or economics could exist), etc. You even numbered your list with Arabic numerals! (Yes, the place-value numeration system was actually invented by the Hindus, but Western Civilization got it because the Muslims preserved it and we got it from them.) Do you think that digital computers could be invented without first having the concept of digits? Roman Numerals (what Western Civilization was using before getting the Arabic version of place-value numeration digits) aren’t digits. Try to imagine building a computer that works on Roman Numeral principles instead of 1s and 0s.

            6. Yes, and he defends Christianity and other religions, too. Under the First Amendment, the Government must treat all religions equally, and that means defending them all equally. If you don’t like that, take it up with the Founding Fathers and the Framers of the Constitution.

            7. When and where did he declare that?

            8. Not “no longer.” Never was. The USA is and always was intended to be (at least since the Constitutional Convention) a secularist nation that treats all religions, including the absence of religion, equally. See the actual writings of the Founders and Framers whose opinions actually won out, not the excerpted and often phony bogus quotes used by your side.

            9. No he didn’t. Someone stepped briefly between Obama and the king who was much shorter than him while he was striding towards the king and reaching to shake hands, blocking his path and forcing him to stop a step further back than he’d intended and thus forcing him to bend at the waist to complete the handshake. If you’re 6′ or taller, try reaching towards a typical doorknob while standing at least three feet away from it, without bending at the waist (or knees). Can’t be done.

            For similar reasons he appeared to bow to the Emperor of Japan. Does that make him Shinto or Buddhist?

            10. No, he was in traditional tribal dress in that photo. Muslim dress is quite different from that.

            11. No he didn’t. That’s a deliberate misquoting (not even out-of-context, but actually deliberately and maliciously altered — not merely taking out important words that were there, but actually inserting words that were not there) from Page 261 of The Audacity of Hope.

            Here’s an actual photo of the actual physical ink on actual physical wood-fiber paper of the actual Page 261. See for yourself:Or, if you don’t trust this (or any of a number of other similar photos on the Internet [including one taken by me personally, as I held the actual physical book in my actual physical hands and turned to the actual physical Page 261 and read the actual physical ink on actual physical paper forming actual physical letters and words and sentences with my actual physical eyeballs, and took the photo with my actual physical cell phone camera]), feel free to go to any library or bookstore and snap a photo of the page yourself with your own cell phone camera, then post it as a Reply to this post. If you can’t do that showing him saying that he would stand with Muslims or Islam, then you automatically concede complete and utter defeat on this matter.

            12. Yes, he has. And many people visit the Vatican including going into St. Peter’s Basilica. Does that make them all Catholics? Or are all the tourists who visit Temple Square in Salt Lake City Mormons because they set foot in the Mormon Tabernacle?

            13. Even from your own video, it’s very obvious that the antecedent of the pronoun “them” was people who come from families that have Muslim members, and/or lived in largely Muslim nations. Yes, he is one of them. Not Muslim himself. From a partly Muslim family on one side, and spent time in a Muslim nation.

            Sorry, but you’re going to have to do much better than this.

          • In the interests of space, I’ll address just a few of that screed’s (which you copy-pasted from a chain Email that has been making the rounds since 2011 — the only part that’s your original seems to be the header about the “black POTUS aka Barry Sœtoro” [a name he never used — it appears only on his childhood Indonesian school registration, and then only because that school’s {a Christian school, by the way} policy was to file students by the last name of the head of household, even if the student wasn’t the son of said HoH, nor even adopted {adoption does not work in Muslim nations the way it does here, so even if Lolo Sœtoro had adopted young Barack Obama (which he did not), his surname would still be “Obama”}]) points:

            First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

            Uh, that never actually happened. That was started as an April Fools Day hoax that was sent out as a chain Email on April 1, 2009, specifically designed to fool Birthers. It’s been very thoroughly ripped apart point by point. Here’s a comment by yours truly from almost three years ago in which I did precisely that on the blog of a famous science fiction and comics writer that I’ve long been a fan of.

            Later, a Twitter user tweeted a mocked up phony “FOREIGN STUDENT” Columbia college ID card in Obama’s name. Again, I personally ripped that to shreds years ago on yet another forum. For now, here’s a photo of the actual card of the real student that the fake one was Photoshopped from:

            First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

            Not true. It’s actually quite common for a social security number to have an erroneous state ID code, especially those issued before the Social Security Office was more fully computerized. Human error in issuing those digits was simply not considered an important enough reason to re-issue someone a whole new SSN (the process for doing so is quite onerous, and there are limits on what reasons would justify it [identity theft, stolen SS card, etc.] and restrictions on how many times in one’s life the process can be done for any reason [only a handful]).

            In Obama’s particular case, the zip code of a town in Connecticut (the state his SSN was in) differed by only one digit (the first one), on adjacent keys of a typical typewriter (or even modern computer) keyboard, from where he lived in Hawaii: [9] for Hawaii, [0] for Connecticut. A simple typo by the clerk would easily result in his being assigned a Connecticut SSN, and again, not much importance was placed on the state codes so a mis-assigned one would not be considered a big deal.

            First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

            Technically true but misleading. The actual credit agency (Standard & Poor’s) that actually downgraded our credit rating issued a report explaining exactly why they did so, and they made it quite clear that it was because of the actions and stubborn obstructionism of the Congressional Republicans at the time, especially the Teabagger contingent.

            First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

            Also misleading. The ACA is not ObamaCare. The real ObamaCare did not pass. It had a Public Option, remember?

            What passed was a warmed-over version of a plan written way back when Reagan was still President (it was published when Reagan still had three weeks left and George H. W. “Daddy” Bush was still merely the President-Elect and still the Vice President) by one Stuart M. Butler, Distinguished Fellow of the Heritage Foundation and Head of their Center for Public Policy Innovation. The Individual Mandate (the specific item of the ACA that your copy-pasta referenced) is straight from there. Again, I went into much more detail years ago on another forum, complete with images, videos, numerous links including directly to the Heritage Foundation’s very own website which contains both the original and revised versions of that ButlerCare plan, etc.

            For now, here’s the cover of the Heritage Foundation’s very own publication that the revised version of the Butler Plan appeared in physical print in, way back on October 2, 1989 (about ¾ of a year into George H. W. “Daddy” Bush’s one-and-only term):

            There. I addressed four of those points, in summary here and in considerably more detail elsewhere that I linked to (the underlined texts are all clickable links). I can actually refute all of them in similar detail, but then this comment would get really long. So, tell ya what: you pick three to five more of those items for me to refute. I have no way of knowing which ones you’ll pick, so I wouldn’t make such a challenge if I wasn’t confident that I could indeed refute all of them.

            Ball’s in your court.

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            Input Info – TREASONOUS ACTS
            In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to one’s nation. A person who betrays the nation of their citizenship and/or reneges on an oath of loyalty and in some way willfully cooperates with an enemy, is considered to be a traitor. Traitorous acts include helping a foreign government to overthrow or make war against one’s own state, conspiring by oneself to overthrow the government, and killing a head of state. The similar offense of sedition need not involve acts against the government, but rather is the act of inciting insurrection or rebellion. The punishment for treason varies by nation, though is typically harsh so as to discourage the action.

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            Bill Via · Top Commenter · Owner at Builder Specialty Sales, Inc.
            BOC
            You really are a special kind of stupid aren’t you? Look at what you wrote and your inane verbiage…..are you without any education at all? That’s what is wrong with America, in that, uneducated people ignorant of the facts of issues like you get to vote.

            All of you and other people just like you, know it is only that Barry’s skin is black therefore he is perfect and above any kind of mistakes. Are you a Christian? Yes or no? If you are then I assume you went to church in your childhood and as an adult. If you did and you were taught what the Bible offers Christians then you should know then that the Israelites ARE God’s chosen people. Ceci….He delivered them out of slavery (you a black person must appreciate this) as depicted in the book of Exodus. I assume black churches study the book of Exodus and understand deliverance from slavery? He (God) did that because the children of Israel ARE His chosen people. Your love for Obama cannot change that…that is God’s will and if you choose Obama over the Israelite s then you are on the wrong freaking side. So, do you want God to judge you because YOU chose Obama’s skin color or because you trusted in the Bible that you need to be on the side of Israel? Which is it going to be for you….Obama because for you simply he is black or God’s chosen people? Its your soul not mine. think about it and read your bible you evidently have not done so before

          • This made the POTUS and Nobel Laureate very strong mentally and physically, didn’t it. No wonder he stays steps ahead of his distractors, like you. Thus, these insults and innuendo from the right and extreme bottom.

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            Obama’s Acts of Treason:

            1. Perpetrating acts of fraud, perjury and conspiracy in his refusal to confirm his lawful eligibility to serve as president under the U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1, constituting impeachable offenses of high crimes and misdemeanors adumbrated in U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 4;

            175,000,000 People Were Slaughtered By Their Own Governments In The 20th. Century: Molon Labe ~ Come & Take!

            Breaking 11/12/2012 => 20 States Deluge White House With Secession Petitions!

            Constitutional Experts Call Obama’s Abuse Of Executive Power Historic: Where’s Darrel Issa?

            2. Surrendering sovereign U.S. war-making to foreign powers and international authorities by attacking Libya without consulting Congress, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8 and U.S. Code Title 50, r 33:1541-1548;

            3. Accepting foreign title and office while acting as U.S. President and without consulting Congress when in 2009, Obama assumed the Chairmanship of the UN Security Council, the international body responsible for declaring war on behalf of the UN, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 9;

            Obama’s Banker’s Policy Strategy Is To Put All Of America Into Jail: Barry Taught “Destroy Middle Class”!

            4. Making bribery attempts in word and in deed, as Obama administration offered bribes to at least three Federal candidates for office: Joe Sestak, Andrew Romanoff and Jim Matheson, in violation of U.S. Code Title 18, Section 201;

            5. Defying a Federal Court Order by refusing to halt the unconstitutional implementation of the “Patient Healthcare and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known as “ObamaCare”, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3, and Article III, Sections 1 & 2;

            6. Defying a Federal Court Order by refusing to grant lawful deep water drilling permits, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3, and Article III, Sections 1 & 2;

            7. Executive Branch creation and implementation of regulations asserting unconstitutional force of Federal law on matters explicitly rejected by or contrary to the will and intent of Congress, specifically the EPA implementation of Cap and Trade, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 1 and Section 8;

            8. Refusing to secure our broken borders from illegal alien invasion, international criminal incursion, and terrorist cadre penetration, in violation of U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3 and Article IV, Section 4;

            Whistle Blowers: Barack Obama Violates Federal Court Order ~ Charlotte N C. Indictments And Impeachment.

            9. Executive Branch malfeasance and impeding the administration of justice by preventing the U.S. Department of Justice from investigating crimes committed for the direct benefit of the President by presidential associates including: voter intimidation at the hands of the New Black Panthers and ACORN election fraud, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3, and U.S. Criminal Code Section 135, (Comp. St. § 10305);

            10. Direct mobilizing and funding of mob violence, sedition and insurrection, as witnessed in Wisconsin, by the President’s own reelection campaign group Organizing for America, and including open statements of incitement to the insurrection by the President himself, in violation of U.S.Penal Code, Chapter 115, Section 2383;

            11. Executive Branch usurpation of lawmaking powers voiding duly enacted legislation of Congress by improperly preventing the U.S. Department of Justice from defending established Federal law – specifically the Defense of Marriage Act, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3;

            12. Adhering to the enemies of the United States, giving them aid and comfort, as witnessed by consorting with, supporting and installing to powerful Federal positions persons who in writing, word and deed have called for and promoted the overthrow of America’s constitutionally guaranteed Republican form of government, and the overthrow of the United States Constitution; including but not limited to William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, Van Jones, Dalia Mogahed, Harold Koh, and Eric Holder, in violation of U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section IV and U.S. Penal Code, Section 2385.

            BOC…you don’t even have a clue..do U? Just admit it!
            They’ll be coming for people like you…dunce!
            best regards….the group

          • You categorically have no idea of what you think you know!
            Ignorance is bliss…and you are in a constant state of bliss.
            Have you ever read your comments you post and analyzed same as someone possessing an astute intellect? Doubt it….try it.
            If you could think out of the box you would realize your errors.
            But, alas, it’s easier to empty a vacuous mind…quickly.
            Please for your sake, cease embarrassing your self in public.
            In political retorts, the liberals (like yourself) are lost in the weeds of confusion from the forest of prevarications that the black POTUS Obama spews from his voice box, sans compunction.
            Google recent political prevarications for this month alone

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            Hitler was loved in the beginning and then he fell from grace.