Thursday, 29 November 2007
THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK STRIKES AGAIN
Two weeks ago, CNN hosted a Democratic debate at the University of Nevada -
Las Vegas. There were about 1,000 tickets for the debate. Roughly
100 were allotted to students. And, based on the audience performance,
roughly 873 of the remaining 900 were given to Hillary Clinton supporters.
The debate was a joke, and even many of the media venues which usually support Senator Clinton
noted as much.
Last night CNN hosted a Republican debate in Florida. One of the
questions was asked by an elderly man who identified himself as Keith Kerr, a
retired career soldier. His question was about gays in the
military. It was asked as a youtube.com video (as were all the
The question itself was framed in a hostile way ("I want to know why you
think American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to
serve with gays..." ) To answer it at all, therefore, was
to acknowledge that Kerr had a valid point in claiming that
Republicans consider American men and women in uniform
unprofessional. Does that sound like a random question from a random
questioner to you?
But wait, there's more. Mr. Kerr was also in the audience. And after his question was played and answered, he was handed the microphone live. He
then was allowed to hold onto
that mike and launch an attack on the answers he was given.
Kerr used the time to recite what amounted to a campaign
speech against Republicans.
The problem? Mr. Kerr was not a just some guy asking a question.
He is a Democratic operative, who works for Hillary Clinton's
Here are the particulars, courtesy of the Republican
Party of Florida:.
|Wednesday, November 28,
|Hillary plants question in Republican
|Posted by: Jonathan Garthwaite at 10:41
It turns out that Keith Kerr,
retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California
National Reserve, who submitted a YouTube question about gays in the
military, is actually a member of Hillary
Clinton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary
Steering Committee. He's also
part of a film production crew trying
overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
UPDATE: In the final
seconds of the post-debate coverage, Anderson Cooper acknowledges that CNN
messed this up and states that CNN did not know that Kerr has a position
within the Clinton campaign and that had they known, they would have
disclosed the association. Here's that video.
For years and years, CNN has sarcastically been referred
to as the Clinton News Network. If this had happened on another network I
might - might
believe it was inadvertent. But on CNN? I do not believe it at
In fairness, I believe the moderator, Anderson Cooper, may not have known about this
political sabotage (though I can't say I'd be surprised if he did). But I
have no doubt that CNNers were involved in planting Kerr at this debate and
allowing him to ask his loaded question, without being identified as a Democratic
operative working for Hillary Clinton.
CNN is pathetic. And if mainstream media don't jump all over this (I'll
wait and see), they as a group are just as pathetic.
CHRIS MATTHEWS & STUPIDITY - OFTEN THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
There is a reason I call him Chris Mouthews.
It is that his mouth just keeps on going. And when someone's mouth just
keeps on going, you can bet stupid things are going to be coming out of
Want an example? Try this one, which comes to us from Lynn Davidson of
Did you know that the US is still at war
with Korea, Germany, Japan, Bosnia and Kosovo? Based on Hardball host Chris
Matthews' recent claims, we are still at war with those countries and will be
until our troops leave their soil. (h/t Weasel Zippers)
On his November 28 show (transcript here), MSNBC's Matthews
discussed Iraq with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, wondering when
will we be able to come home. In the process, the former Carter speechwriter
said, If we can't ever come home, we can't ever say we won.
Silly me, I thought WWII, the Korean War, the
Bosnian War and the Kosovo War were over. I guess the US troops still stationed
in those countries prove otherwise (bold mine throughout): .
You don't know whether to laugh or just grit your teeth.
Maybe if Mouthews would learn how to shut up every now and then, and let
other people get in a word or two edgewise, this wouldn't happen.
HENRY HYDE R.I.P.
Henry Hyde, the long-time Republican congressman from Illinois, died
I didn't always agree with Mr. Hyde on issues.
And, unfortunately for him, a scandal from many years ago marred his
reputation (it also established the term "youthful indiscretion"
as a political sarcasm).
But, those things aside, he was a dedicated warrior for his side of the
political aisle who fought hard, but was highly respected even by his
May he rest in peace.
ANOTHER PEACE PARTNER UPDATE
Here, courtesy of the Jerusalem Post, is the latest from hamas, which
controls half of what are inaccurately called "palestinian territories" and
therefore half of what Israel is supposed to be at peace with if a deal is
Hamas demands UN
rescind '47 partition
Hamas on Thursday called on the UN to rescind the
1947 decision to partition Palestine into two states, one for Jews and one for
The group said in a statement, released on the
60th anniversary of the UN vote, that "Palestine is Arab Islamic land, from the
river to the sea, including Jerusalem... there is no room in it for the Jews."
Regarding the partition decision, Hamas said that
"correcting mistakes is nothing to be ashamed of, but prolonging it is
There is the "peace partner Israel is supposed to negotiate with. The
one which is simultaneously petitioning the UN to end Israel's existence.
I hope President Bush is enjoying his foray into Clintonian
politics...because it is exactly the same ridiculous, futile folly that Clinton
engaged in at the end of his presidency too. You cannot make peace with
people who do not want it.
This doesn't even qualify as a sick joke.
THE VOTERS GET IT: WHAT'S A DEMOCRAT TO DO?
Here, courtesy of www.rasmussenreports.com, is further proof (there's a
ton of it out there right now) that the USA voter is starting to get it. They are becoming
increasingly cognizant of our successes in Iraq, big-time:.
Thursday, November 29,
Confidence in the War on
Terror increased for
the fourth straight month in November and is now near the highest level of
President Bushs second term in office.
The latest Rasmussen Reports tracking poll finds
that 47% of Americans now say the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on
Terror (see crosstabs). Thats up from 43% a month ago and reflects is the highest level of confidence measured
since December 2005. Over the past 35 months, confidence in the War on Terror
has been higher than today only twice, in November and December 2005.
The 47% who believe the U.S. and its allies are
winning is up significantly from earlier in the year. During the first nine
months of 2007, the number believing that the U.S. fell as low as 33% and
reached the 40% level just once. During calendar year 2006, an average of 40%
believed the U.S. and its allies were winning. That average was 45% in 2005.
In what may be just as significant a finding, only
24% of voters now believe the terrorists are winning. Thats down from 30% a
month ago and represents the lowest level of pessimism recorded since 2004.
The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey also found
that 35% of all American voters expect things to get better in Iraq over the next six
months while 32% expect the situation to get worse. Thats the first time in
years that a plurality has given a positive assessment on the situation in Iraq.
The recent increase in optimism is substantial. Just four months ago, in
July, 49% of American voters offered a pessimistic assessment of the situation
in Iraq and only 23% expected things to get better. .
Ok. With with this in mind, suppose you are a Democratic
political leader, say Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid. You are fully invested
in our failure and defeat in Iraq, you've declared the war lost and are
committed to running against our policy there.
NOW what do you do? Do you acknowedge what is happening - the success
that more and more voters are seeing - and make yourself look like a defeatist
and an idiot? Or do you cling to the proposition that we are losing and
failing there and make yourself look like a liar and an idiot?
Well, at least you have a constant......
THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK: WORSE THAN I THOUGHT
Earlier this morning, I railed about the Hillary Clinton
plant who asked a loaded question during last night's Republican presidential debate. The
plant, former military man Keith Kerr, then was handed the mike and
allowed free air time to make a speech against Republicans, while they had to
stand there and listen to it without being able to comment.
I commented as if Kerr were the only one and indicated that Anderson
Cooper, who moderated this so-called debate, may well have been unaware that he
I apologize for almost certainly being wrong about this. The invaluable website, www.sweetness-light.com, has found out that MOST of the
"random questions from concerned citizens" were from Democratic partisans and/or operatives. Further,
the cite is far more skeptical about whether Anderson Cooper
was in on the fraud than I was --- and given what I now know from the
facts sweetness-light has uncovered, I think it is almost certainly correct about that too.
Here is the sweetness-light report which uncovers who
these "random" questioners were, complete with their editorial comments about
Apparently, CNNs latest efforts for their
Democrat masters involved stacking the Republican debate with questions from
full-time Democrat activists.
According to internet research as compiled by
Malkin and others, they so far
Concerned Undecided Mom LeeAnn Anderson, who
is an activist for the John Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
Concerned Undecided Log Cabin Republican David
Cercone, who is an avowed Barack Obama supporter.
Concerned Undecided Young Person Journey,
who is an avowed John Edwards supporter.
Concerned Undecided Young Farmer (from
Manhattan Beach, CA) Ted Faturos, who is a former intern for Democrat
Congresswoman Jane Harman.
Concerned Undecided Young Black Man David
McMillan, who is an avowed Republican hater and John Edwards
And lastly but not leastly, this mother of all
ringers, Concerned Undecided Retired General Keith H. Kerr:
Mr. Kerr is in fact a top Hillary Clinton
supporter who is even on her Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered steering
committee. (Which, as we noted
previously, is headed by Hillarys
Wellesley roommate, Eldie Acheson.)
Mr. Kerr is also a member of the Veterans and
Military Retirees for Hillary Committee.
Of course CNN knew all of this. Indeed, Mr. Kerr
has appeared on the network before.
Moreover, its clear that the General got very
special treatment from CNN. He not only asked his question via YouTube (how many
generals use YouTube?), but he was also in the audience. In fact, he was
conveniently seated up front near the stage.
He also was allowed a follow-up by Cooper. Its
clear CNN need what they were doing. They just hoped the audience wouldnt catch
But, thanks to the internet, Mr. Kerrs conflict
of interest was so blatant that even Anderson Cooper (dont ask, dont tell) was
forced to come clean:
But by then, of course, most of the viewers had
Mind you, this is the self-same Mr. Cooper who
likes to go on about Keeping Them Honest.
It is to laugh..
This is as blatant an attempt to play you for a sucker as I have ever seen by
Don't you let them do it. Don't you let CNN ever convince you that
it is a "trusted" or neutral source of information again.
It is not.
UPDATE: In case you have any doubt at all about how blatant these
Democratic plants were, Michelle Malkin dispels them completely by posting the
irrefutable evidence. You can find it at http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/29/digging-out-the-cnnyoutube-plants-abortion-questioner-is-edwards-supporter/
STILL MORE DEMOCRATIC PLANTS
Maybe the question we should be asking is whether any questioner at all
in yesterday's Republican debate on CNN was a random "voice of the
First we found out that keith kerr, the retired military veteran who asked a
loaded question about gays in the military, was a Hillary Clinton
operative. Then we found out about a five more, whose names and
affiliations I posted earlier today.
Now we have this from www.powerlineblog.com:.
Worst pretense to an impartial news organization:
CNN, part 2
alerts us to a few more Democratic plants at the CNN YouTube Republican
candidates forum last night. Adam Florzak asked a question on Social Security.
It turns out that Florzak quit his job with Caterpillar to work with Dick Durbin on Social
Security reform. Then there was Mark Strauss, who pleaded with Ron Paul to
run as an Independent. It turns out he's a Richardson
supporter (more here). CNN must have known who Strauss is because he
participated in the CNN/Youtube Democratic
presidential debate this past July. It's all over now, baby blue. .
Remember when Democrats refused to debate on Fox because they accused
the network of bias? Not that Fox actually mishandled a debate, but on the
basis that MAYBE they would.
Well this is the second debate in a row that CNN has cooked, concocted
and orchestrated to the nth degree. For real.
Simply stated, CNN has made a farce of itself, destroyed
its reputation (what there was of it) and made any claim of neutrality a
I hope CNN is happy with this. Because they brought it on themselves