A local 9 News station in the Northern Virginia and DC areas asked the locals what they thought about media coverage of recent events in the Middle East.
One woman’s response may stand as the best ever:
“I think you’ve been suck ups…I think you’ve got your embroidered knee pads from the White House, buddy. That’s what I think.”
Watch the video here…
Newsweek has hearkened back to their old school liberal days, replicating a cover story in 1987 which referred to then President George H. W. Bush’s “wimp factor”; except this time it was meant for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
In 1987, we were asked by Newsweek to believe that a World War II Navy fighter pilot and former CIA head was too much of a “wimp” to be president. Today, the W-word seems very much at odds with the image that Obama had been attempting to paint of Romney as a Gordon Gekko-esque corporate raider. Additionally, the subtext of the article asks, “Is he just too insecure to be president?”
The Newsweek article, written by Michael Tomasky, makes the case:
He’s kind of lame, and he’s really … annoying. He keeps saying these … things, these incredibly off-key things. Then he apologizes immediately—with all the sincerity of a hostage. Or maybe he doesn’t: sometimes he whines about the subsequent attacks on him. But the one thing he never does? Man up, double down, take his lumps.
In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a “wimp” on its cover. “The Wimp Factor.” Huge stir. And not entirely fair—the guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when in most states he couldn’t even legally drink a beer. In hindsight, Poppy looks like Dirty Harry Callahan compared with Romney, who spent his war (Vietnam) in—ready?—Paris. Where he learned … French. Up to his eyeballs in deferments. Where Reagan saddled up a horse with the masculine name of El Alamein, Mitt saddles up something called Rafalca—except that he doesn’t even really do that, his wife does (dressage). And speaking of Ann—did you notice that she was the one driving the Jet Ski on their recent vacation, while Mitt rode on the back, hanging on, as Paul Begala put it to me last week, “like a helpless papoose”?
The ‘wimp’ attack is sure to make little headway as it did against President Bush back in ’87, since Newsweek isn’t even a fraction of the media powerhouse it once was.
And the Romney campaign isn’t sweating it either, with a spokesman telling the Mental Recession that it’s “not relevant, considering the source”.
The spokesman added, “No one but out of touch liberals care.”
The timing of the ‘wimp factor’ story for Newsweek couldn’t be any worse. The rest of the mainstream media has been referring to Romney as too tough on Iran during his weekend visit to Israel.
Reuters: Romney talks tough on Iran during visit to Israel
Miami Herald: In Israel, Romney talks tough against Iran
CNN: Romney talks tough on Iran
Los Angeles Times: Romney takes hard line on Iran in Israel speech
Not to mention as we reported here earlier, the Daily Caller has revealed that President Obama’s gusty call on Osama bin Laden proved to be anything but. The waffling on pulling the trigger could be considered … well … wimpy.
Perhaps Newsweek is also forgetting that this man is the one currently in office…
Report: Trayvon Martin Tried to Grab Zimmerman’s Gun While Attacking Him, Witnesses Corroborate Story
The liberal media will never let the facts stand in the way of a really good race-baiting story…
The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin said the Florida teen physically attacked him and tried to get his gun, ABC News reported.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Monday authorities said on the night of the Feb. 26 incident and in subsequent meetings George Zimmerman described and re-enacted what he said happened. He told police he had followed the youth because he was behaving suspiciously but turned around after losing sight of him…
… Zimmerman told authorities he was walking back to his sport utility vehicle when the 17-year-old approached him from behind. The two exchanged words, with the teen asking the Zimmerman volunteer if he had a problem and when the man replied no, allegedly said something to the effect “Well, you do now,” the Sentinel said.
Zimmerman said Martin knocked him to the ground with one punch, then jumped on him and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times so hard he was bloodied and battered, the Sentinel said. He said he then shot Martin, who was unarmed, once in the chest from close range in self-defense.
ABC News reported a police source quoted Zimmerman as saying the youth had tried to get his gun.
And then, there’s this…
Authorities told the newspaper much of Zimmerman’s account has been corroborated by witnesses.
The vetting of Obama, something that should have been done in 2008, continues. This time, with video of what may be a young Michelle Obama taking part in a protest on behalf of race-extremist, Professor Derrick Bell. The purpose of the Occupy-like sit-in is in advocating the very definition of racism – they were demanding that the Harvard Law School hire professors based on race.
A treasure trove of information is coming out regarding Barack Obama’s time in college. Over at the Breitbart sites, we are learning how Obama inserted himself into a fight to implement hiring on the basis of race at Harvard Law School. The Obama tapes also seem to show the other Obama – Michelle – occupying the Harvard Law School dean’s office. The occupiers were agitating for the race-based hiring of Harvard law professors.
The racialist fight at Harvard Law from 1988 to 1991 swirls around Professor Derrick Bell. As detailed over at Big Government, Professor Bell was a role model to law student Barack Obama. But he also openly advocated for a variety of racialist views wholly outside the American mainstream. Some of them are outright crazy. He deliberately used his position as a professor to teach racially charged theories of structural oppression by whites. Obama, nevertheless, now famously urged us “to open up our hearts and minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.”
Author of the post, J. Christian Adams, claims to have viewed the Betamax (higher quality) version of the tapes that he says ‘leave little doubt’ that they show Michelle Obama. What exactly do they show?
In May 1988, Harvard Law students, borrowing from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, and foreshadowing the Occupy movement of 2011, occupied the Harvard Law School’s dean’s office. The students were supporting Professor Derrick Bell’s demand that the law school hire professors on the basis of race.
One of the students “dressed in black” and occupying the dean’s office appears to be Michelle Obama (Harvard Law ’88).
Here is a link to the internet version of the video.
Another brick in the wall that shows the Obamas palling around, and advocating for, radicals.
Normally, we like to leave you with something funny to look at over the weekend – whether it’s Elmo singing ‘I’m Sexy and I know It’, or a baby playing ping-pong, etc…
But the world become a little less funnier this week with the unexpected announcement that conservative media icon, Andrew Breitbart, had passed away.
Breitbart was essentially the Kurt Cobain of political media, saying things that were on the minds of conservatives, but delivered in a way that only he could. He was bright, funny, accommodating, and by all accounts the hardest working man in media.
So this weekend we are simply giving you the complete clip from his speech at CPAC, just a few weeks ago. It is funny in and of itself, but again ends with a tremendously important point that can’t be stressed enough:
I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate! …
When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker.
And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!
It is also sad to see a man so vibrant and full of energy, that he stole the show at CPAC, and to know that just a short time later he is gone. But the fight carries on.
Our condolences to his wife, Susie, his four young children, and the rest of his family and friends…
Just another incident we’ve seen with Occupiers using children as human shields.
If you watch a recent video of the Occupy Albany clash with police, you’ll see a gentleman at the 1:42 mark with a little girl (maybe 3 or 4) on his shoulders. You’ll see her again at 3:13. At about 3:45, a woman voicing obvious concern (considering the police are protecting themselves by holding cans of pepper spray) says, “she can stand with me”.
I can’t make out the man’s immediate response, but he actually says “plus I’d like to see them spray around a child.” He later adds, “the media would have a field day.”
I don’t care what the cause, I’m not offering up my child as a pepper spray shield for anything. Especially just so the media can then turn it into a big story.
Video courtesy of TimCast: