Category Archives: Media Bias

What’s the problem?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the United States mistakenly shipped to Taiwan four electrical fuses designed for use on intercontinental ballistic missiles, but has since recovered them.The error is particularly disturbing, officials said, because of its indirect link to nuclear weaponry and because of the sensitivity of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, which China regularly denounces as provocative. The Defense Department said an investigation of the incident is under way.

OK, call me dense, but what’s the problem with sending fuses to Taiwan? Is the US at war with Taiwan? Is Taiwan an enemy of America, or one of America’s most valued and established trading partners? Is Taiwan threatening to attack its neighbors, or is it constantly being threatened by a huge neighbor that would like nothing more than to crush Taiwan under its boot?

What’s at risk? Olympic gold metals? Medals even?

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Would-be (Religion?) Woman Hijacker Stabs Kiwi Pilots

It happened down in New Zealand, according to the AP.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A knife-wielding woman tried to hijack a regional domestic flight in New Zealand Friday, stabbing both pilots and threatening to blow up the twin-propeller plane before she was subdued, police said.

The wounded pilots were able to land the plane safety in Christchurch, causing chaos at the popular tourist city’s airport as police and emergency crews rushed onto the tarmac to arrest the suspect, evacuate the six passengers and search the plane for bombs.

What about the woman? A few paragraphs later the story describes her.

Christchurch police Commander Dave Cliff said the 33-year-old woman, originally from Somalia, attacked the pilots about 10 minutes into the flight from the regional city of Blenheim, 40 miles south of the capital of Wellington, to Christchurch, about 220 miles south of the capital.

Roughly 100% of Somalis are Sunni Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook. Interesting what the AP decides to leave out of headlines. Maybe that’s why I don’t write for AP, because it would never occur to me that nobody would care if an armed plane hijacker was a Muslim. I would tend to think that fact would go into the headline. In fact, I’d think it would go with the subject of the phrase. Something like this.

Somali Muslim Woman Knifes Pilots in Unsuccessful Hijack Attempt

There. That’s better.

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Name that Party: Top Aide to Mass. Governor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boy

Name that Party is a game everyone can play. Whenever a scandal occurs that involves a Republican, the party affiliation of the suspect is trumpeted and the suspect is presumed guilty, guilty, Guilty, GUILTY! But when it involves a Democrat the suspect remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and the party affiliation is hidden by the press. In other words, name that party is a game that exposes the media bias in editorial content disguised as news reporting.

In this case “D” is for Degenerate.

Carl Stanley McGee (D) “married” his gay hubby John Finley IV (Anti-“W” R) in November 2005 and the “gay marriage” was covered in the New York Times. McGee is the assistant secretary for policy and planning in Gov. Deval Patrick’s (D) government. He was a Rhodes scholar and a Harvard Law graduate, a Clinton-supporting rising star in the Patrick administration, who led the counterattack to defeat efforts to overturn the Massachusetts courts’ imposition of gay marriage on the state, and was named one of Boston’s Ten Most Stylish Men last year. McGee was arrested in December after sexually assaulting a 15-year old boy at a Florida resort hotel. If it happened in December, why is it news in February? Because the Massachusetts government covered it up!

Read the AP story, Wonkette, or this and this at Deval Patrick Watch for particulars.

I thought the idea was that gay marriage was a good idea because it would bring stability and monogamy to gays who didn’t have it otherwise. But here we have a big-time advocate for gay marriage betraying his gay spouse to indulge his gay pedophilia.

This must be the third way between monogamy and tramping around like a big old slut, the same third way that Bill Clinton espoused.

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Would the Media sell its soul to interview the Devil himself?

We shall find out shortly.

Al-Qaida has invited journalists to send questions to its No. 2 figure, Ayman al-Zawahri, in the first such offer by the increasingly media-savvy terror network to “interview” one of its leaders since the 9-11 attacks.

The invitation is a new twist in al-Qaida’s campaign to reach a broader audience, and represents an attempt by al-Zawahri to present himself as a sophisticated leader rather than a mass murderer.

According to the Beeb, the devilish Zawahiri is “opening himself up to questioning in a similar fashion to televised political debates.” Is that a Fox debate or one on CNN?

Maybe if we’re lucky at least one snowman will ask him a silly question about taxpayer-supported, socialist-style health care, to which Adam Gadahn can give him some kind of Chomskian, anti-American answer to spout off and impress the leftards at DU.

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Putin!?

Time‘s man of the year?

Why not Ahmadinajad or Bin Laden while you’re going all out to honor thieves, terror-masters, and tyrants?

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Larry O’Donnell Sure Sounds Like a Leftist Coward and Bigot

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Larry O’Donnell, ending with O’Donnell’s startling admission of his own cowardice and bigotry.

HH: Would you say the same things about Mohammed as you just said about Joseph Smith?

LO’D: Oh, well, I’m afraid of what the…that’s where I’m really afraid. I would like to criticize Islam much more than I do publicly, but I’m afraid for my life if I do.

HH: Well, that’s candid.

LO’D: Mormons are the nicest people in the world. They’re not going to ever…

HH: So you can be bigoted towards Mormons, because they’ll just send you a strudel.

LO’D: They’ll never take a shot at me. Those other people, I’m not going to say a word about them.

In case you don’t know who Larry O’Donnell is, see Wikipedia and MSNBC.

Now the way that instead of opposing the real bad guys the left attacks American Republicans, who are on the left’s side against the real bad guys, makes sense. They have the repulsive mix of bigotry against all people conservative and cowardice toward the true fascists who would as soon behead them as look at them. They are shaking like coward-flavored jello in their cha-cha heels.

h/t: Dissecting Leftism

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Desertions and Suicides, NOT!

Remember that recent news story about an elevated suicide rate among American veterans of Iraq? It is false. Remember the popular meme that soldiers have been deserting the US military like gangbusters since the battle of Iraq began? It is also false.

h/t: Dissecting Leftism.

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