Wednesday, 01 May 2013

KERMIT GOSNELL: THE ABC BLACKOUT

Ken Berwitz

As regular readers know, I write ongoingly about what laughably passes for news coverage at NBC.

But NBC is not the only one.  Let's talk about ABC's Good Morning America.

Excerpted from Scott Whitlock's blog at mrc.org:

Over six weeks of weekday and weekend coverage, GMA featured the Arias case 22 times. Arias is accused of stabbing and slitting the throat of Travis Alexander, her ex-boyfriend. Clearly, the producers and hosts of the morning show aren't worried about discussing stomach-churning details. The Associated Press recounted the graphic accusations against Gosnell, including testimony by some of the abortion clinic's workers that they "'snipped' babies' necks after they were born alive to make sure they died."

Both the Gosnell case and the Amanda Knox retrial deal with brutal murder. Yet, while ABC ignored the wrenching details of dead babies, Ms. Knox's story received nine segments on GMA. (The remaining ten cases included the Michael Jackson wrongful death suit, a murder trial in Georgia, the murder of a University of Virginia lacrosse player and updates on the case against spree killer James Holmes.)

Well, I'll say this for ABC:  Good Morning America's coverage of the kermit gosnell trial is perfectly equivalent to that of NBC's Today Show, right to the second.  Both have completely shut out all news of this mass-murdering monster from start to finish:  not one second of coverage.  

In other words, there are 10.6 GMA and Today viewers (GMA: 5.6 million, Today: 5 million) blissfully ignorant of kermit gosnell's existence, let alone the 380 counts against him, very much including the killing of born, out-of-the-womb babies.

What a wonderful demonstration of journalistic professionalism!!!!   ABC and NBC (CBS is marginally better, but not much) have managed to completely protect a man accused of killing babies!!!!  What a proud achievement for them!!!! 

Too bad kermit gosnell is accused of being an abortionist who killed, instead of someone who killed an abortionist.  If he were the latter, ABC, NBC CBS, CNN and especially MSNBC would have been covering his trial every day.

Joe Bloggs I wonder if Gosnell will petition the court to be allowed to keep his collection of severed baby feet? (05/04/13)


THE LONE WOLF LIE

Ken Berwitz

Do you notice a trend here?

After the Benghazi massacre President Obama and his acolytes spent weeks telling you the cause was some nondescript video no one ever heard of.  He and they were lying to our faces.

Now, after the Boston Marrathon terrorist attack, Presdient Obama and his acolytes have spent weeks telling you the cause was two "lone wolf" bombers acting on their own.  He and they are lying to our faces again.

The Associated Press is reporting today that Boston police have arrested 3 additional suspects - two from Khazakastan, named Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, and a third unnamed person of interest.

The article quotes Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick as saying the arrests were not related to the bombings, but involved how they helped dzhokhar tsarnaev afterwards.  In considering Patrick's claim, let's remember that he is a) a big Obama supporter who b) has actively tried to prevent the public from knowing how much welfare the tsarnaevs were receiving

Like Obma, I trust Deval Patrick about as far as I can throw him.  

Now:  when do mainstream media call Barack Obama on the Boston attack?  Or, given that they looked the other way on Operation Fast and Furious and the Benghazi massacre, will they call him on it?

How can you believe a word Barack Obama says?  Or, for that matter, the party line spouted by his Accomplice Media?


THE LONE WOLF LIE

Ken Berwitz

Do you notice a trend here?

After the Benghazi massacre President Obama and his acolytes spent weeks telling you the cause was some nondescript video no one ever heard of.  He and they were lying to our faces.

Now, after the Boston Marrathon terrorist attack, Presdient Obama and his acolytes have spent weeks telling you the cause was two "lone wolf" bombers acting on their own.  He and they are lying to our faces again.

The Associated Press is reporting today that Boston police have arrested 3 additional suspects - two from Khazakastan, named Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, and a third unnamed person of interest.

The article quotes Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick as saying the arrests were not related to the bombings, but involved how they helped dzhokhar tsarnaev afterwards.  In considering Patrick's claim, let's remember that he is a) a big Obama supporter who b) has actively tried to prevent the public from knowing how much welfare the tsarnaevs were receiving

Like Obma, I trust Deval Patrick about as far as I can throw him.  

Now:  when do mainstream media call Barack Obama on the Boston attack?  Or, given that they looked the other way on Operation Fast and Furious and the Benghazi massacre, will they call him on it?

How can you believe a word Barack Obama says?  Or, for that matter, the party line spouted by his Accomplice Media?


ISRAEL PEACE PARTNER UPDATE

Ken Berwitz

Here is the latest update on Israel's "peace partner".

Yesterday, a Palestinian Arab named salam al-zaghal - who had already served 3 1/2 years for violence against Israelis and was just released about 6 months ago - stabbed Evyatar Borovsky, a 31 year old father of 5 to death  at the Tapuach Junction, (near both the Israeli city Ariel and the Palestinian Arab city of Nablus).

There was no argument between the two men.  Borovsky appeared to be picked entirely at random, as a murder of opportunity.

Here, excerpted from Maayana Miskin's article at israelnationalnews.com, is how fatah - which runs the Palestinian Arab part of Judea and Samaria (also known as the west bank) - reacted to the murder:

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party praised a terrorist just hours after he murdered an Israeli father of five, Palestinian Media Watch reports.

Fatah posted a picture of the killer, Salam al-Zaghal, alongside victim Evyatar Borovsky on its Facebook page.

The killer's picture was captioned, "Salam Al-Zaghal who stabbed the settler at the Al-Za'atara checkpoint is a released prisoner who sat in the occupation's prisons for 4 years."

The victim's picture was captioned, "A picture of the settler who was killed today at the Al-Za'atara military checkpoint, in south Nablus, by the hero, the released prisoner, Salam As'ad Al-Zaghal from Tulkarem.".

"The hero"?  Who heroically stabbed a man he did not know to death, for doing nothing other than being within range of his knife?

Here is fatah's actual facebook entry:   

 

 

 

In case you have trouble reading the translation, it says:

"A picture of the settler who was killed today at the Al-Za'atara military checkpoint, in south Nablus, by the hero, the released prisoner, Salam As'ad Al-Zaghal from Tulkarem

 

 

 

 

 

These are the people who the world demands that Israel make peace with.

How?

Tejano Chimbo ► Israel is a pain in the åss (05/07/13)


UNDEREMPLOYMENT

Ken Berwitz

Underemployment:  i.e. employment in a job below one's qualifications.  It is a subject we have barely covered on in this blog, and one our wonderful "neutral" media, in its efforts to make Obama & Co. look good, have left almost completely untouched.

Well, today's the day. 

Excerpted from Patricia Reaney's article at Reuters:

NEW YORK - More than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are underemployed or need more training to get on a career track, a poll released Tuesday showed.

The online survey of 1,050 workers who finished school in the past two years and 1,010 who will receive their degree in 2013 also found that many graduates, some heavily in debt because of the cost of their education, say they are in jobs that do not require a college degree.

More than half of graduates said it was difficult finding a job, but 39 percent were employed by the time they left college. Sixty eight percent said they are working full time, while 16 percent are in part-time positions.

Just over half, 53 percent, of graduates found full-time jobs in their field of study.

Not a very pretty picture, is it?

But these are the facts.  And what we try to do here is report facts.

Wouldn't it be refreshing if more of the mainstream media would take Ms. Reaney's lead and report on this very real, very significant element of the job situation in this country? 

Oh, wait, I forgot.  Doing so would make the already-dismal job situation look that much worse.  And since it is over four years after George Bush was President, blaming it on him these days gets a lot less applause and a lot more rolling of eyes. 

In the immortal words of Gilda Radner's classic character, Emily Litella.......never mind.


THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

Today's quote - and it is a classic - comes from President Obama's Press Secretary, Jay Carney.

Carney was asked about reports that there are whistleblowers ready to come forth about the Benghazi massacre, but they are being intimidated by the administration.

His answer?

"Let's be clear.  Benghazi happened a long time ago. We are unaware of any agency blocking an employee who would like to appear before Congress to provide information related to Benghazi." 

A quick review:

-When the Benghazi massacre took place, last September 11, Carney joined his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice in lying to our faces that the cause was some obscure video tape . 

-Then, after ducking hearings for months, Secretary of State Clinton finally showed up to answer questions.  Her main contribution was to pound her fist on the table and tell us it makes no difference how the attack occurred, but it is out job to get to the bottom of how the attack occurred.   In other words, she was dishonest, disingenuous incoherent and self-contradictory (if you don't know or care what happened,  how do you know how to prevent it from ever happening again?)  Her exact words:

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans.  Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans?  What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again"

-And now the party line apparently has morphed into "Benghazi happened a long time ago" - i.e. it is just a rehash of ancient history. 

Er, Benghazi happened less than 8 months ago.  (Maybe Carney would like to explain how long ago it was to the families of the dead and injured victims.) 

And we have not gotten to the bottom of anything other than that the Obama administration has lied to us over and over and over again. 

This, of course, is before we ask how Carney has the nerve to talk about less than 8 months being "a long time ago", when he has had no problem spouting Obama's BS that the crappy economy is George Bush's fault - over four years after Mr. Bush left office.

A comment this dishonest, this arrogant, cannot go unrecognized.  So, Jay Carney, you are awarded Quote Of The Day, er, "honors".

Congratulations are in order, I'm sure.


THE TSARNAEV COVERUP (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

In several blogs about the tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev, the murdering maggots who bombed the Boston Marathon, I have written "There is more here.  A lot more"

With that in mind, please read this excerpt from Joe Tacopino's article in the New York Post (where did you think I would be getting it?  From NBC?  The New York Times?

Saudi Arabian officials gave the United States a written warning about Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the attack, a new report says.

Officials in the oil-rich kingdom sent a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security in 2012, detailing their concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and indicating he might have been planning an attack, the Daily Mail reports today.

"It was very specific" a Saudi official told the Mail.

He said the letter mentioned Tsarnaev's name and warned that "something was going to happen in a major US city."

The information arose through Saudi intelligence - gathering in Yemen, the paper said, although the specific source of that info was not revealed.

The Saudis were so concerned that they denied Tsarnaev a visa to visit the holy city of Mecca in 2011.

Is it not clear that information about tsarnaev was fully available?

And while we're on the subject of information, are you aware that the Magistrate who did this on behalf of Obama and holder (certainly not on behalf of the rest of us), Marion Bowler, apparently has a significant connection to - maybe affinity for - Islam?

From Daniel Greenfield's article at frontpagemag.com:

Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal issues at a number of Muslim countries, becoming the first female judge to speak in Kuwait, appearing also in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates.

Oddly enough, aside from a visit to the US embassy in Belgrade, those are the only international appearances that she lists and they all take place in Muslim countries.

NOW will Barack Obama's Accomplice Media start asking the questions they should have been asking all along - like, for instance, why Obama, through his disgraceful toady and sock-puppet, Attorney General eric holder, send a magistrate with ties to Islam into the hospital so dzhokhar tsarnaev could be mirandized ASAP?  What was Mr. Obama afraid he would say?

And where is that Saudi National - a "person of interest" - who Obama facilitated the deportation of  back to Saudi Arabia?  What was Mr. Obama afraid he would say?

This stinks like a 5 day old fish on your driveway during a July heat wave.  Yet the Accomplice Media still care less about terrorists who bomb us in our own country, than they do about keeping the image of their lord and savior Barack Obama intact.

There is more here.  A lot more. 

And the facts are going to come out...no matter how hard Obama's media acolytes try to suppress them.

free' Well according to Jay Carney all they have to do is keep it hidden a few more months and it will be, in his words, old news. (05/01/13)


THE TSARNAEV COVERUP (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

In several blogs about the tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev, the murdering maggots who bombed the Boston Marathon, I have written "There is more here.  A lot more"

With that in mind, please read this excerpt from Joe Tacopino's article in the New York Post (where did you think I would be getting it?  From NBC?  The New York Times?

Saudi Arabian officials gave the United States a written warning about Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the attack, a new report says.

Officials in the oil-rich kingdom sent a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security in 2012, detailing their concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and indicating he might have been planning an attack, the Daily Mail reports today.

"It was very specific" a Saudi official told the Mail.

He said the letter mentioned Tsarnaev's name and warned that "something was going to happen in a major US city."

The information arose through Saudi intelligence - gathering in Yemen, the paper said, although the specific source of that info was not revealed.

The Saudis were so concerned that they denied Tsarnaev a visa to visit the holy city of Mecca in 2011.

Is it not clear that information about tsarnaev was fully available?

And while we're on the subject of information, are you aware that the Magistrate who did this on behalf of Obama and holder (certainly not on behalf of the rest of us), Marion Bowler, apparently has a significant connection to - maybe affinity for - Islam?

From Daniel Greenfield's article at frontpagemag.com:

Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal issues at a number of Muslim countries, becoming the first female judge to speak in Kuwait, appearing also in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates.

Oddly enough, aside from a visit to the US embassy in Belgrade, those are the only international appearances that she lists and they all take place in Muslim countries.

NOW will Barack Obama's Accomplice Media start asking the questions they should have been asking all along - like, for instance, why Obama, through his disgraceful toady and sock-puppet, Attorney General eric holder, send a magistrate with ties to Islam into the hospital so dzhokhar tsarnaev could be mirandized ASAP?  What was Mr. Obama afraid he would say?

And where is that Saudi National - a "person of interest" - who Obama facilitated the deportation of  back to Saudi Arabia?  What was Mr. Obama afraid he would say?

This stinks like a 5 day old fish on your driveway during a July heat wave.  Yet the Accomplice Media still care less about terrorists who bomb us in our own country, than they do about keeping the image of their lord and savior Barack Obama intact.

There is more here.  A lot more. 

And the facts are going to come out...no matter how hard Obama's media acolytes try to suppress them.

free' Well according to Jay Carney all they have to do is keep it hidden a few more months and it will be, in his words, old news. (05/01/13)


UNDEREMPLOYMENT

Ken Berwitz

Underemployment:  i.e. employment in a job below one's qualifications.  It is a subject we have barely covered on in this blog, and one our wonderful "neutral" media, in its efforts to make Obama & Co. look good, have left almost completely untouched.

Well, today's the day. 

Excerpted from Patricia Reaney's article at Reuters:

NEW YORK - More than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are underemployed or need more training to get on a career track, a poll released Tuesday showed.

The online survey of 1,050 workers who finished school in the past two years and 1,010 who will receive their degree in 2013 also found that many graduates, some heavily in debt because of the cost of their education, say they are in jobs that do not require a college degree.

More than half of graduates said it was difficult finding a job, but 39 percent were employed by the time they left college. Sixty eight percent said they are working full time, while 16 percent are in part-time positions.

Just over half, 53 percent, of graduates found full-time jobs in their field of study.

Not a very pretty picture, is it?

But these are the facts.  And what we try to do here is report facts.

Wouldn't it be refreshing if more of the mainstream media would take Ms. Reaney's lead and report on this very real, very significant element of the job situation in this country? 

Oh, wait, I forgot.  Doing so would make the already-dismal job situation look that much worse.  And since it is over four years after George Bush was President, blaming it on him these days gets a lot less applause and a lot more rolling of eyes. 

In the immortal words of Gilda Radner's classic character, Emily Litella.......never mind.


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