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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An Insult to Our Democracy

NewsBusted 10/20/09

Jesse Ventura talks about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and the Wars

UN Climate Change Treaty: Obama: Cap and Trade: The Destruction of the Unites States

Glenn Beck - War On Fox - About Keeping Lap Dogs Silent NBC ABC CBS

ABC's Jake Tapper Confronts Robert Gibbs over Barack Obama's War on FOX News

The Administration - Chicago Style Gutter Politics

The Administration - Chicago Style Gutter Politics

Daniel Greenfield: The White House Takes a Chokehold on the Media

"Even as the White House preaches tolerance toward Muslims and Sikhs, it is practicing intolerance, signaling that anyone who challenges the leaders of an embattled America is cynical, political and—isn’t this the subtext?—unpatriotic… We should dread a climate where the jobs of columnists and comedians are endangered by dissent."—Maureen Dowd, New York Times, September 30, 2001

Jazz Shaw: The Modern Left Abandons Classical Liberalism

'I’ve long felt that many of the core tenets of classical liberalism were the better angels which are needed to glare over the shoulder of sound conservatism, preventing the excesses which can result from extremism in either direction. Classic liberalism realizes that there exists a proper function of government to temporarily protect and support the weakest and most vulnerable among us when disaster strikes. It understands that unchecked power can and will be used to the detriment of those who have been historically oppressed without the protection of a big brother. It is willing to open the public purse, where appropriate, to ensure that the needs of the many are met while still providing opportunity for the energetic few. It holds a heartfelt conviction — this one really sticks in the craw of modern conservatives who crow at length about American exceptionalism — that peace is always preferable to war."

Poll Fraud -- Washington Post & ABC News Use Fake Data in Effort to Boost Faltering Barack Obama

The Administration Controls The Networks - ABC NBC CBS

Kevin's kind of town.. but not Janeane's....

Sarah Foster: IRELAND SAYS ‘YES’ TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER

"It’s taken over 60 years to morph what was billed in the 1950s as a simple trade alliance of sovereign nations into a politically and economically consolidated bloc. Christopher Booker, who has been watching and reporting on the European Union for years, calls it 'the most extraordinary slow-motion coup d'├ętat in history.'”

Richard Dawkins - Maria Von Trapp has seven words for you

World Net Daily: U.S. sponsors plan to restrict free speech

"Such a ban … could not withstand legal scrutiny in the United States," he wrote. "The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects free speech and expression, even when speech is offensive or insulting. Moreover, a religious 'speech code' would disrupt the assimilation of religious minorities that has occurred throughout U.S. history and could breed resentment rather than understanding among America's religious communities."

From a Moveon.org email

This people are pathetic lemmings. They did not attack Fox like this before the White House decided to:


Dear MoveOn member,

All year, FOX has worked 24/7 to block President Obama's agenda—repeating lies about "death panels," promoting Tea Party protests, and whipping up fake political scandals.1


Now, President Obama is fighting back. The White House communications director said FOX is a "wing of the Republican Party...let's not pretend they're a news network."2 To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year.3


It's about time Democrats stood up to FOX! Can you sign this petition asking Democrats to support President Obama's stance by staying off FOX as long as he does? We'll deliver it to Democratic leaders. Clicking here will add your name:


http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/o.pl?id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=3


The petition says: "Democrats should support President Obama's effort to call out FOX. Please stay off FOX for as long as he does."

Democrats often appear on FOX in hopes of reaching out to conservative viewers. But FOX cuts off their mic, distorts what they say, or runs biased headlines at the bottom of the screen.4 In the end, Democrats always lose on FOX.

FOX insists there's a difference between its news shows and its right-wing opinion shows with Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and others.


But in August, FOX's so-called news shows "aired 22 clips of town hall meeting attendees opposed" to Obama's health care plans and zero in support. CNN and MSNBC were more fair and balanced.5


In another "news" story, FOX passed off a GOP press release as its own research—typo and all.6


FOX executives now describe the channel as "the voice of opposition" to Obama's agenda. FOX president Roger Ailes—a former adviser to Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush—said, "I see this as the Alamo."7


But a Capitol Hill newspaper reports, "In the House and Senate, Democrats who pledged to follow the administration's near-boycott of Fox were hard to find, although many expressed support for Obama's stance."8


Democrats will only find the courage to join Obama if they hear from enough concerned voters. Sign this petition to ask Democratic leaders to stay off FOX. Clicking here will add your name:


http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/o.pl?id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=4
Thanks for all you do.

–Noah, Nita, Michael, Kat, and the rest of the team

Sources:
1. "Fox News viewers overwhelmingly misinformed about health care reform proposals," Think Progress, August 19, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84884&id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=6


"Fox News Signs On To Tea Party Agenda, Aggressively Promotes Anti-Obama Protests," Think Progress, April 10, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84885&id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=8

"Beck-led Fox News "czar" witch hunt moves to ridiculous smear of Anita Dunn," Media Matters for America, October 16, 2009
http://mediamatters.org/research/200910160004


2. "White House: Fox News 'a wing of the Republican Party'," New York Daily News, October 12, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84886&id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=9


3. "The Battle Between the White House and Fox News," The New York Times, October 17, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84898&id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=10


4. "Outfoxed: Fox News technique: cut their mic!" Brave New Films, May 11, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTkFU4MtubU

"The Case Against FOX," FOXAttacks.com
http://foxattacks.com/facts.php

5. "Fox News' town hall coverage amplifies opponents of health care reform, ignores supporters," Media Matters for America, September 8, 2009
http://mediamatters.org/print/research/200909080004

6. "Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research—typo and all," Media Matters for America, February 10, 2009
http://mediamatters.org/research/200902100019


7. "'Voice of the opposition': Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House," Media Matters for America, September 11, 2009
http://mediamatters.org/reports/200909110016


8. "Congressional Democrats defend the White House's snub of Fox News," The Hill, October 14, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84899&id=17604-14217212-pIgcarx&t=11

Conservative Black Woman: Do You Love Obama More Than You Love America's Sovereignty?

"Do you think that is a preposterous question? If this question were posed a few short months ago, I would have thought so -- but no more. What's worse is that unless one avails themselves to alternative media sources they would have no idea that 'We the People' of the United States of America are in great danger of surrendering our sovereignty to an international entity. The warm and fuzzy phrase which is hallowed throughout the halls of academia and echoed during convocation ceremonies routinely of 'global citizenship' is about to become a reality for the United States of America. As much as it pains me to go all 'Alex Jones' on you this is true. In December of 2009 at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen, there is a very strong probability that President Obama will sign a treaty that will trump the powers of the US Constitution, if the signed treaty is ratified by the Senate."