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The AP and CBS photoshopped this picture of Obama, half white and half black, with Democrat leaders over his shoulder on his black side, and Republican leaders over his white.
The photo is causing a stir. CBS defends the photo by saying, “Our intention with the ‘ripped paper’ overlay effect down the middle was to convey a divided Congress and nothing more.” Bernie Sanders!
Racist? You know if Fox News had done it, it would be denounced as such.
H/T: The Blaze
Seems Olbermann violated NBC’s ethics rules by donating money to political candidates, Democrats, of course. Olbermann gave $2,400, the maximum contribution allowed for an individual contribution to a candidate, to Representatives Raul Grijalva, Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, and Attorney General Jack Conway of Kentucky.
Olbermann, who acknowledged making the donations, has been suspended indefinitely.
“Keith Olbermann, the pre-eminent liberal voice on American television, was suspended Friday after his employer, MSNBC, discovered that he made campaign contributions to three Democrats last month.”
“The indefinite suspension was a stark display of the clash between objective journalism and opinion journalism on television.”
“The MSNBC president, Phil Griffin, issued a statement saying: ‘I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.’ ”
I am certainly not a fan of Mr. Olbermann, that being said, I find myself in the unfamiliar and uncomfortable position of having to defend him. The fact of the matter is that NBC’s ethics policy is presumably in place to protect NBC’s image as an unbiased and objective news organization. Very few individuals are so blind as to think of NBC’s news reporting as ‘objective and unbiased’, and certainly no one could make that claim on Olbermann’s behalf and maintain a straight face.
News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News has made substantial donations to the GOP, but they have also donated substantially to Democrats. Fox News allows its employees and contributors, as private citizens, to donate time and money to political campaigns and causes, why shouldn’t Olbermann be allowed the same freedom?
If NBC is concerned about the public perception of its journalistic objectivity, perhaps they should stop trying to appear unbiased and objective, and actually be unbiased and objective. Perhaps then they will be able to allow their employees to act according to their own conscience as private citizens.
Delusional Democrats refused to acknowledge the fact that a tsunami was coming to sweep them out of power until it was upon them, and now that it has happened, most refuse to recognize the real reasons why. Rather than man-up and accept accountability, Democrats have been making excuses and pointing fingers.
‘The American people are hurting and they’re scared’, yes, but what role have you played in that?. ‘We didn’t create enough jobs,’ as if government can create jobs. ‘Secret money from God only knows where, was used to steal the election’, seriously? ‘There was low Democrat voter turnout, our base did not come out to vote for us’, we you plead with your base to turn out to vote for you, and they don’t, does it not cross your mind that maybe you are the problem. Then there are the predictable ‘we didn’t get our message out’ and ‘the American people are too stupid to vote in their own best interest‘ rationalizations.
Of course, since this trouncing comes in the middle of the first black President’s first term in office, some cannot resist categorizing the electorate as ‘predominantly white’ or the election as having ‘strong racial undertones’. this despite the fact that two Black Republicans will be joining the new Congress.
The voters sent the Democrats a clear, unmistakable message about their mis-management of the economy, massive federal spending, and Obama-care. Democrats have ignored the voice of the people for two years now, they do not seem to be disposed, even now, to start listening.
Nevertheless, President Obama will continue to push his ‘hope and change’ agenda. No, Mr. Obama, the Republicans have a different agenda, Democrats are welcome to come along, but they gotta sit in the back.
Researchers at UC San Diego and Harvard University claim to have discovered a gene which they believe plays a role in the political ideology of humans. The ‘liberal gene’, as some are calling it, is a variant of the DRD4 gene which tends to make those with it more likely to be liberals as adults.
This is just the latest example of junk science. The research methodology is vulnerable to errors and bias, intended or not. What’s more, the conclusion is based on the false premise that open-mindedness and tolerance is in any way related to the political ideology known as ‘liberalism’, which in practical application, is anything other than open-minded and tolerant.
Be that as it may, if these researchers have actually found a gene responsible for the tendency toward political liberalism, we think that it couldn’t have been too difficult to identify;
– it was the only gene calling all the other genes ‘racists’.
– it was the only gene which mistakenly thought of itself as the smartest one in the string.
– it was the only gene demanding redistribution of DNA.
– it was the only gene trying to solve its problems by throwing the other gene’s money at it.
– it was the only gene trying to abort chromosomes during mitosis.
– it was sandwiched between the ‘self-delusional’ gene and the ‘self-destructive’ gene.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 20), campaigning on behalf of fellow progressive wack job Ron Klein (D-FL 22), launched a vicious attack on Ron’s conservative Republican opponent, Allen West, calling him anti-woman.
According to Wasserman Schultz;
“It’s no secret that Ron [Klein]’s opponent, Allen West, is a self-described ‘right wing extremist.’ In fact, he wears his extreme disrespect as a badge of honor,” Wasserman Schultz said. She said West believes it’s “OK to objectify and denigrate women. He thinks it’s OK to take away our reproductive freedom. He thinks it’s OK to associate with people who refer to women as ‘oral relief stations.’”
Why is Wasserman Schultz saying these outrageous things? What is her evidence that these are the feelings of West towards women? Because West has writes a column for a Miami biker magazine in which others, not West, have expressed these views toward women.
Using the logic of Wasserman Schultz, we can absolutely assert that Barack Obama has Satanist sympathies and approves of the corruption of teens by the Dark Lord by virtue of his appearance and association with Rolling Stone Magazine.