by Brent Bozell at Townhall.com
Following his usual mantra that “to watch me is to love me,” Barack Obama appeared on five Sunday interview shows and since that wasn’t enough, then the David Letterman show on Monday night. He remains convinced that the more he plays dust speck in the national eye, the further he’ll get in passing his leftist agenda. He’s also confident our media won’t hold him accountable. They just hold him.
“I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to watch you work!” a beaming Letterman gushed to Obama. Even during that show, Letterman was still whacking away at George W. Bush as an idiot, unctuously currying favor with the new president. Letterman doesn’t pretend to be an objective journalist, of course. But can you recall him ever voicing his satisfaction with conservatives?
Perhaps the most amazing thing Obama did — over and over — on Sunday was to scold the media for making the national dialogue coarser by allowing his critics to have a voice on the networks. “Let’s face it, the easiest way to get on television right now is to be really rude,” he said.
Obama should be embarrassed. This is amateurish and silly (if I say so rudely). It’s also a broken record. When Reagan, Bush I and Bush II were in office, nasty demonstrators — even rioters — were celebrated by the left. But when Democrats take control (Clinton, Obama), any criticism becomes angry, hateful, and now racist.
MSNBC has an online poll asking that very question. Oh how they probably want to see Americans vote “Yes!”
If so, they’re most likely extremely disappointed. Currently, the vote stands 89% to 11% in favor of keeping the motto on our dollars and cents. Over 17 million have already voted.
So please do your part and help to keep the vote an overwhelming endorsement of the motto and continue letting the rest of the world know “In God We Trust!”
by Robert Knight at Townhall.com
If past media coverage is any gauge, America is about to get a giant, mushy Hallmark card on behalf of Islam on Friday, September 25. That’s the day of the Islam on Capitol Hill rally, which organizers estimate will attract 50,000 Muslims to Washington, D.C.
Hassen Abdellah, president of Dar-ul-Islam, and a main organizer, told the Washington Post that the event was inspired by President Obama’s inaugural address and his speech in Cairo, Egypt in June. The latter was where Obama noted that Islam was “first revealed” in the Middle East, thus implying divine origin. He may have also inspired some Muslims when he told journalists in Turkey in April that America “is not a Christian nation.” The event’s Website proclaims in large block letters: Our Time Has Come.
It will be instructive to compare media coverage to the virtual blackout of the Sept. 12 rally of hundreds of thousands who gathered at the Capitol to protest high taxes, the proposed health care takeover and the rest of the Obama-Pelosi leftist agenda.
From Bob Porto’s Blog
It seems that Democrats in Washington, even those elected to represent Arkansas, are becoming more and more distant from those of us who pay their salaries. With trillions of dollars now committed to bailing out our nation’s largest banks and corporations, the nationalization of our auto industry, unprecedented government spending and national debt, and now an effort to establish a government-run health care system, Americans are standing up and speaking out. Concerned with the prospect of their country having more in common with the former USSR than anything envisioned by our founding fathers, conservative citizens are exercising their constitutional rights with a fervor never before seen on the right side of the political spectrum.
Constitutional rights, enjoyed since the ratification of the Bill of Rights–freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government to redress grievances, may soon be reserved only those of like mind with the President and his progressive allies in Congress. The 1st amendment guarantees these rights and also the freedom of the press. Often called the 4th branch of government, the free press has long served to inform the people of any attempt to abridge these inalienable rights. But what would happen if the free press became complicit with a repressive government, and refused to inform the people when their rights were abridged?
We might see ordinary people taking up the pen and taking to the airwaves in an effort to uncover the truth. Shouting from every street corner, publishing in their living rooms, and striving to get in front of every camera and every crowd to have their voice heard. The administration and its allies in Congress and the press may begin by dismissing these vocal dissidents as a discontent minority, hoping they’ll grow weary and go away. If instead the rebel movement doesn’t fade away, those in power may send out scouts to demonize and demagogue those who disagree. And when the opposition movement continues to expand and grow, bring out the big guns. Have top administration officials and leaders of Congress attack those private citizens who stand and fight to preserve their constitutional rights.
And remember, the 4th branch of government no longer stands up for the people. Government lies go unchallenged as the press becomes nothing more than a mouthpiece for the propaganda disseminated by those in power. Uninformed by major news outlets, most citizens would remain unaware as offices were created to collect names of those who dare to publicly disagree with those in power. When the ruling party sent out enforcers to intimidate voters and violently attack those standing up for their rights, most would remain uninformed. When legislators call their own constituents un-American for exercising their first amendment rights, few would ever know.
But wait, all of these things are happening now! This isn’t a hypothetical situation, it’s here. We’re now in the trenches daily, fighting to have our voices heard, to stand up and be counted, but the vehicle Americans could always count on to spread their message is parked, refusing to start its engine and carry its load. Thank God for the internet, new media, talk radio, and Fox News! Because they’re the only reason our message is carried by anything more than word of mouth. But we can’t be satisfied until the mainstream media fulfills its obligation to inform the public also.
I suggest we expand our offensive. Our strategy has been effective thus far, but we’ve yet to deal a crippling blow to those who seek to destroy our freedoms. We need a new tactic to add to our battlefield portfolio, one that brings the mainstream media to its knees and forces it to accept its responsibility and report the abuses of our government to the unaware in our society.
There’s only one path to such an impact and it runs directly through the advertisers who bankroll the American media. It’s time to make our own lists, lists of advertisers who fund the operations of media outlets who remain silent on the abuses perpetrated by the Obama administration and its allies. Then it’s time to boycott those advertisers. Don’t buy their products, don’t use their services, and don’t patronize their establishments until and unless the media outlets they support begin doing their jobs!
We’re making a difference. There’s no doubt of that. But we can’t become satisfied, not until the threat is past and victory is certain. So fellow patriots, as we continue to place direct pressure on our elected officials, let’s also expand the fight. Join with me to take aim at their enablers, the mainstream media.