April 21, 2014

From the Dept of deadpan: Who’d have thunk it?

“Attkisson: Some CBS Bosses Seemed ‘Personally Defensive’ of the Obama Administration”:

Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has been making the media rounds, discussing her departure from the network she called home for more than two decades. She appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources over the weekend and shed additional light on a developing culture inside CBS News that she said she could no longer abide. Attkisson cited the network’s “declining appetite” for original investigative reporting, prompting host Brian Stelter to note the irony that CBS News’ slogan is “original reporting.” But her concerns extended far beyond some producers’ and executives’ apparent disinterest in her brand of journalism. She said CBS’ internal editorial inertia resists stories that could reflect poorly on the Obama administration, or the federal government in general.

Wait, is Ms Attkisson really suggesting that a major, national mainstream media source is more interested than covering up for Obama and the federal leviathan he runs than it is in covering the federal government in a way that speaks truth to power?  Well, then.  Looks like we’ve unveiled another racist.

The Left’s objective with Attkisson — who has been one of the few mainstream reporters willing to wade into major Obama scandals — is to “controversialize” her work product in an effort to convince her fellow journalists to tune her out. Liberals ghettoize conservative outlets and Fox News as illegitimate, so Attkisson’s tenacious pursuit of the “wrong” stories prompted a furious marginalization campaign. Watching Attkisson coolly and professionally expose their machinations on CNN must have caused some heartburn at Media Matters headquarters — although they’ve got their hands full at the moment with an absolutely hilarious labor dispute with…the SEIU.

Somewhere, Oliver Willis is crying into a giant 8 layer cake with a side of ice cream flavored only “gallon.”

The other day on Twitter I suggested that the Koch Bros. REALLY get political active and fund a full-scale investigation into Harry Reid’s land deals.  Reid is free to libel and lie while on the Senate floor, but once he has to defend himself outside the walls of power, he’s just another flesh and blood human, albeit one with the gaunt, haggard appearance of Walking Dead extra.

So let’s up the ante yet again and have the Koch Bros. — and the TEA Party — see what we can do about getting Media Matters declassified as a non-partisan outfit.  Because everyone knows it’s a mere hit squad for the progressives, and any disinterested study would show that the risible veneer of non-partisan media criticism is a sham, and that Media Matters is therefore required to reorganize for tax purposes.

The country’s warring factions, the socialists masquerading as “progressives” and the constitutionalists constantly presented as “fringe” or Hobbity, etc., are nearing a point of a no-holds barred battle for the soul of the nation.  Our advantage is, we understand just who and what they are; whereas they have always had to fool others into making us into things we are not.

That’s going to harder to do the more people are awakened.  And it’s happening.  I can feel it.

Check out these video clips of Attkisson making her case below:

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:45pm
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Comments (23)

  1. Meanwhile, Josh Marshall is having both a hissy fit and a War On Women: How To Make Yourself Sound Nuts 101

  2. The other day on Twitter I suggested that the Koch Bros. REALLY get political active and fund a full-scale investigation into Harry Reid’s land deals.

    Oh, I’d pay to see THAT. I’d pay double.

  3. …show that the risible veneer of non-partisan media criticism is a sham, and that Media Matters is therefore required to reorganize for tax purposes.

    Double feature! Double popcorn!

  4. The Clinton crew took their own conspiracy theory, “The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce” and made a Progressive version with the “Center for American Progress,” “Media Matters,” and “Think Progress,” as the beginning core.

  5. Good old Josh. I hope he gets plenty of “How to make yourself sound like a mewling bootlicker 101″ links. I further hopes that he understands why.

  6. Hey newrouter. My corporate blocking software says that link goes to “Malicious Sources/Malnets” suppliers (also: weapons). I’m guessing the malware is what triggered the corporate block.

    Is there malware there or not?

  7. Dat’s bettah.

    Thanks!

  8. dicentrs,

    My wife goes to that site daily and gets their emails. Never had any problem. I’d say you corporateware doesn’t like gun sites.

  9. a not s, my fumble fingers.

  10. Someone characterized it as malware and input it to the global database on the cloud. I have the capacity to challenge the verdict but I have to be sure there’s no malware there.

  11. a battle to fight another day?

  12. >and he stops putting up the slogans merely to ingratiate himself. He
    stops voting in elections he knows are a farce. He begins to say what
    he really thinks at political meetings. And he even finds the strength
    in himself to express solidarity with those whom his conscience
    commands him to support. In this revolt the greengrocer steps out of
    living within the lie. He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the
    game. He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.
    He gives his freedom a concrete significance. His revolt is an attempt
    to live within the truth.
    The bill is not long in coming. He will be relieved of his post as
    manager of the shop and transferred to the warehouse. His pay will
    be reduced. His hopes for a holiday in Bulgaria will evaporate. His
    children’s access to higher education will be threatened. His
    superiors will harass him and his fellow workers will wonder about
    him. Most of those who apply these sanctions, however, will not do
    so from any authentic inner conviction but simply under pressure
    from conditions, the same conditions that once pressured the greengrocer
    to display the official slogans. They will persecute the greengrocer
    either because it is expected of them, or to demonstrate their
    loyalty, or simply as part of the general panorama, to which belongs
    an awareness that this is how situations of this sort are dealt with,
    that this, in fact, is how things are always done, particularly if one is
    not to become suspect oneself. The executors, therefore, behave
    essentially like everyone else, to a greater or lesser degree: as components
    of the post-totalitarian system, as agents of its automatism, as
    petty instruments of the social auto-totality.
    Thus the power structure, through the agency of those who carry
    out the sanctions, those anonymous components of the system, will
    spew the greengrocer from its mouth. The system, through its alienating
    presence in people, will punish him for his rebellion. It must do
    so because the logic of its automatism and self-defence dictate it.<

    havel '79

  13. dicentra,

    I can’t say for sure as I don’t have the tech knowledge to know what is considered malware. I’m just saying that my wife’s computer shows no problems that I know of from visiting there. As always YMMV.

  14. Our advantage is, we understand just who and what they are; whereas they have always had to fool others into making us into things we are not.

    Plus, us unhelpful Hobbity types tend to possess the majority of the guns.

    So, we’ve got that going for us as well.

  15. At least until they indoctinate convince all the guys with the fast shooting high velocity guns that unhelpful Hobbity types with guns are a bunch of wannabe domestic terrorists just itchin’ to put wymynfolk back to work in the fields and keep the colored folk barefoot and pregnant (because we’re ignerant tha’ way) too paranoid to understand that the gubmint just wants to help.

  16. - ….and as anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with the constitution knows, Ms Smith has a perfect right to get stoned in the john over lunch hour, and if she happens to run over me in the parking lot, well, no matter because shes in a “safety insensitive job” classification.

    - Right.

    - So once again the court avoids doing its job. Tell me again why we pay these people?

  17. Dicentra: “crowdsourced site rating” became political almost instantly, which is why I don’t use those web plugins – crowds of KOS viewers get their dander up and down-rate sites like, well, this one.

    Obviously for corporate systems it’s not your choice, but there you go.

  18. At least until they convince all the guys with the fast shooting high velocity guns…

    Ernst, it’s true that the righteous and noble gubmint side has full auto weapons, more concentrated firepower, as well as a host of other fancy gadgets.

    While our ignorant, Constitution-clinging side just has a lot more people armed with a myriad of basic but effective arms.

    However, as ol’ Vlad Lenin used to say, “Quantity has a quality all its own”.

  19. However, as ol’ Vlad Lenin used to say, “Quantity has a quality all its own”.

    - Yeah, well lets hope we don’t have to depend on quantity alone. That didn’t work so gooderer for the South at Gettysburg.

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