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Media: Then and Now

I was in the process of putting a similar type list together when I ran across this. Since the person who did this had encapsulated so well what I felt compelled to say I thought I would just use this list.

1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.
2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated.
3. You said nothing about Hillary’s campaign manager’s brother being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia.
4. You said nothing when Obama engaged in military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval.
5. You said nothing Obama greatly expanded presidential power through the use of Executive Orders.
6. You said nothing when Obama filled his White House with lobbyists after he said he wouldn’t.
7. You said nothing when Obama gave 47 of his fundraisers Administration jobs.
8. You said nothing about the murders and rapes at the hands of illegal immigrants.
9. You said nothing when Hillary’s net worth rose over $100 million as Secretary of State, in part, because her husband took money from foreign governments.
10. You said nothing after Obama’s net worth rose over $10 million as President.
11. You said nothing when Obama’s Justice Dept. wiretapped/surveilled reporters such as James Rosen and the AP.
12. You said nothing when Obama restricted immigration 6 times with Executive Orders.
13. You said nothing when Obama set a record for deportations.
14. You said nothing when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac during the Clinton investigation.
15. You said nothing when Hillary was fed debate questions.
16. You said nothing when Obama and Hillary lied about a video and Benghazi.
17. You said nothing when Obama’s IRS abused the rights of taxpayers.
18. You said nothing when Obama’s White House held meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements.
19. You said nothing when Eric Holder sold the guns you hate to criminals and some were used to kill Americans.
20. You said nothing when the Clinton’s took White House property.
21. You said nothing when Hillary laughed off defending a child-rapist.
22. You said nothing when Hillary lied about her private use of a private email server as Secretary of State.
23. You said nothing when Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, used a tank to kill the Branch Dividians.
24. You said nothing when, on May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on a row house in Philadelphia to uproot the black liberation group known as Move, resulting in a fire that eventually burned down 61 houses, killed 11 people (including five children) and injured dozens.
25. You said nothing was Elian Gonzales was forcibly deported using guns.
26. You said nothing when George Soros paid protesters to burn parts of Ferguson.
27. You said nothing about states’ rights until Trump’s Executive orders on immigration.
28. You said nothing about Obama’s smoking.
29. You said nothing about the record numbers of people on government assistance.
30. You said nothing about the number of part time and low paying jobs under the Obama recovery.
31. You said nothing when Obama had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.
32. You said nothing when Obama claimed that the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.
33. You said nothing about when Obama ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.
34. You said nothing when the national debt doubled under Obama.
35. You said nothing when 9 times the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Obama’s expansive use of Executive Power.
36. You said nothing when Obama dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.
37. You said nothing when Obama released Guantanamo detainees were released and went back to kill Americans.
38. You said nothing when Obama unilaterally changed Congressional law by Executive Order.
39. You said nothing when Obama fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson.
40. You said nothing about the 36 Obama’s executive office staffers that owed $833,970 in back taxes
41. You said nothing when Obama Killed four Americans overseas in counter-terrorism operations without a judicial process.

Soros Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations

Fox News has just published the first part of a two part series on George Soros and the media.

Spooky Dude

This is a must read for anyone who cares about the information they receive from news services.

When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio , it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC.

Prominent journalists like ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalists’ ethical code stating: “avoid all conflicts real or perceived.”

This information is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media.

Read the complete article here.

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NPR Fires Juan Williams : What George Soros Wants Georgie Gets

Fox News has re-signed Juan Williams to an expanded role with the network in a multi-year deal, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, announced Thursday after NPR (National Public Radio) fired Williams for his comments on the O’Reilly Factor Monday night, when he said it makes him nervous to fly on airplanes with devout Muslims.

Juan Williams, a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints, is one of the few left leaning journalist that I appreciate. Why? Because he is honest.

I very seldom agree with him but his sincerity has allowed even the most conservative to have  reasoned civil discourse with him.

This is why NPR fired Willams:
 

What is so disconcerting about this is I’ve seen Juan many times try and defend a liberal/progressive idea/policy which logic told me was indefensible. But there was Juan, at the plate, swingin’ for his team. He does this because he genuinely believes in his liberal view. The thing that sets Juan apart from many of his counter-parts is the fact that he is honest. Thus he occasionally will agree to or cite what may not always elevate the progressive agenda but will be blatantly obvious. This is what wins me over to at least listen to him and what infuriates the left.
Many times I find myself disagreeing vehemently and screaming at the TV that he just doesn’t get it but at the same time I’ve seen the depth of feelings Juan has and how he strives to honestly convey them with a sense of fairness. I’m sure there have been times when this was difficult for him when grouped with more opposing views but he has always stood his ground with dignity. His dedication and respect for honest journalism is always apparent when he defends his perspective.

He is not a bigot. His books (see below) speak clearly to his sense of civil rights.
Juan Williams is a sweet and decent man and anyone who has come to know him will tell you that. (I don’t often use the word “sweet”)
This is why I ultimately believe this will backfire in a big way for NPR. Not only are their actions wrong but they couldn’t have chosen a nicer man to do this to.

This is political correctness run amok and more than anything reveals NPR’s left slant, especially when viewing negative comments other NPR commentators have made in the past with no consequences.
Speaking of PC, NPR just fired it’s last black man on the air. And they did it because he wasn’t their black man. He just didn’t fit the mold, their idea of what a black liberal should be.

It’s been nice to see the many people of all political stripes come to Juan’s defense. Yeah, this is definitely gonna backfire and bite NPR.

 

 

Some may find it interesting that George Soros recently gave $1 Million to Media Matters to fight the Fox News channel and Glenn Beck. He then gave 1.8 million dollars to NPR to help recruit new reporters in every state capitol.

 

 

Media Matters is now targeting Mara Liasson as the next NPR casualty. She also makes regular appearances on Fox News participating in several panels.
NPR reporter pressured over Fox role politico.com

 

In Juan’s words…

Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims.

This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. In a debate with Bill O’Reilly I revealed my fears to set up the case for not making rash judgments about people of any faith. I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber —  as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals — are Christians but we journalists don’t identify them by their religion.

And I made it clear that all Americans have to be careful not to let fears lead to the violation of anyone’s constitutional rights, be it to build a mosque, carry the Koran or drive a New York cab without the fear of having your throat slashed. Bill and I argued after I said he has to take care in the way he talks about the 9/11 attacks so as not to provoke bigotry.

This was an honest, sensitive debate hosted by O’Reilly. At the start of the debate Bill invited me, challenged me to tell him where he was wrong for stating the fact that “Muslims killed us there,” in the 9/11 attacks. He made that initial statement on the ABC program, “The View,” which caused some of the co-hosts to walk off the set. They did not return until O’Reilly apologized for not being clear that he did not mean the country was attacked by all Muslims but by extremist radical Muslims.

They loathe the fact that I appear on Fox News. They don’t notice that I am challenging Bill O’Reilly and trading ideas with Sean Hannity. In their hubris they think by talking with O’Reilly or Hannity I am lending them legitimacy. Believe me, Bill O’Reilly (and Sean, too) is a major force in American culture and politics whether or not I appear on his show.

JUAN WILLIAMS: I Was Fired for Telling the Truth

Upon hearing the news Fox News, expanded Williams contract. Juan Williams is now a full-time Fox News contributor.

What’s funny is this just adds to Fox’s credibility as being “Fair and Balanced”. Fox has a much more diverse group of commentators than other media outlets would lead you to believe. Along with independents such as Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren (Dem/Independent) Fox employs liberals Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Kirsten Powers, and Alan Colmes to name a few. There is always a liberal represented on various panels such as Bob Bickel on Hannity’s Great American Panel.
Generally when the issue du jour is being discussed both sides are presented with two or more guest of opposing views… when the Dem actually appears. Many times the liberal/progressive will not accept an invitation to appear on Fox because they know they’ll have to answer “real” questions but the effort is always made to get them to come on the show and explain their position.
Fox viewers know this and it is a big reason why Fox is the most watched news channel by far.
Granted there are more conservatives on Fox than other networks but that doesn’t mean much as there are virtually none on the other channels.

Books by Juan Williams: