As a person who was once often accused of being a movie buff by his friends I have grown increasingly cynical and critical of Hollywood and HBO’s Newsroom is emblematic of why. When I first heard that the network that gave us Recount and Game Change was teaming up with The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin I didn’t make any immediate plans to watch another liberal-ideology charged Hollywood drama. But when I woke up on Monday morning and read that the Tea Party was a prominent part of Episode 03 my curiosity was piqued … How is the Left going to besmirch the Tea Party now.
What I saw was nothing more than an hour long lambast. The episode takes place from May 4th through the 2010 elections and serves as nothing more than a recapitulation of the Mainstream Media’s actual coverage of the Tea Party during that time. Insert the phrase Conservative Tea Baggers about a dozen times into Will McAvoy’s (Jeff Daniels) dialogue and you have the most accurate portrayal of the Mainstream Media’s slanderous, vicious mission to besmirch, discredit and destroy the Tea Party. read more »
It was a solemn scene. What began as an upbeat assemblage rife with hope and optimism quickly turned upside down into a somber, grief stricken gathering. As Governor Scott Walker put a stranglehold on the Wisconsin recall election a gut wrenching sickness descended upon the Tom Barrett rally in the same way it descends upon Wrigley Field when the Cubs tease their fans every ten years or so with a playoff appearance, deluding them into thinking they might actually win a world series before getting swept out of the playoffs.
When MSNBC this same sickness fell heavy upon Ed Schultz. In fact if I didn’t know any better I would have guessed that Schultz was broadcasting live from Tom Barrett’s wake rather than his rally. For a moment I thought Schultz was going to break down in a tear-filled rant like this guy. Hmmm … it seems I’ve answered my own question. I guess The Ed Show was in fact overseeing the passing of a deceased spirit. It was democracy that died on Tuesday night. Yeah … right. read more »
Well … the damn thing is over now; NATO has picked up and moved on. The world leaders have met, discussed and departed, for good or ill. And with the exception of a few fatigued, dedicated stragglers most of the lunatics that occupied the Chicago streets have also departed.
They descended upon the city with the same grace and meaning as a drug addled truck driver swerving down Lake Shore Drive and destroying nearly everything in its path, leaving nothing but chaos in its wake and striking fear into everyone within range and causing them to shake their heads in horror and confusion while others hopelessly attempt to draw a rational motive from the bloody spectacle ... but never will.
It was on Friday when a friend of mine was forced to drive downtown. She came to a stop sign and waited for a young man wearing a suit cross the street. When he reached the other side he was greeted by Occupy protesters who proceeded to dump a bucket of excrement on him while cursing him for being a business man before storming off in a chant, “Tax the Rich, Tax the Rich”. Troubled youths intoxicated by the very spirit Barrack Obama has instilled in the hearts of so many in this country: wealth is sin and rich people are evil. Perhaps if the government paid for everybody’s suit the young man wouldn’t have been met with such malice.
The young business man isn’t totally free of blame though. Chicago businesses have been warning their employees for weeks now not to wear suits this weekend. He should have known better. read more »
Hardly the middle of May and the behavior of the Obama campaign indicates grave concern. It is highly unusual for an incumbent to stink of desperation this early in the game. The wounds Romney endured during the bloody republican primary seem innocuous at this point. Political pundits and analysts that predicted residual effects seem to have discounted the wounds America has sustained in Obama’s last three years in office which dwarf Romney’s primary battle wounds to a small paper cut – at best.
The Obama campaign strategy is clear: divert as much attention as possible from the economy and pretty much every aspect of his first term with the exception, of course, his decision to kill Osama Bin Laden. But they’ve even blown that, with their recent efforts to politicize the event backfiring after even members of the far left such as Arianna Huffington having chastised the attempt. Now it’s all about creativity.
Their latest ploy: Obama announces he has “evolved” and now supports gay marriage – actually, he announced his support for the state to decide, which is how it is already. So as usual, nothing has changed. Two days later the Washington Post has now uncoincidentally put out a front page story alleging that while in high school Mitt Romney bullied a classmate named John Lauber, who was suspected of being gay. Another affirmation of the existential collusion between the Democratic Party and the mainstream media, that Andrew Breitbart dubbed the Democratic-Media Complex. read more »