This is a h/t via a Big Government post:
David Horowitz comes right out and says it: “Chris Matthews’ ‘Rise of The New Right’: Delusional Neo-Communist Propaganda“ Which is true, in that, Chris Matthews has said a hero of his/the Left is Saul Alinsky, a self-purported Marxist. I have posted on this phenomena in the past, both at my old site and this newer .com:
But this list of activities from progressive leftists/Democrats posted over at News Busters is much more informative:
There is a disturbing chill in the air according to the leftist media. Threats of violence and rumor of murder are taking center stage instead of reporting legitimate public outrage about the passage of Obamacare. You need not click far online to hear another person refer to Glenn Beck as “dangerous”, yet they can never claim specifically why. Despite their rhetoric, the media refuses to follow up with what makes a man, who has spent hours just this year begging people to remain peaceful, so obscenely dangerous.
Glaringly obvious in this latest round of reports is that there are no specific examples of alleged threats of violence cited. I can only find one specific threat that caused the FBI to swoop in and ask a speaker to wear a bullet-proof vest on the tip that the speaker would be gunned down by an assassin. But that speaker was Glenn Beck.
Whether this is a shortcut to 2nd Amendment action, valid concern, or just a bunch of crybaby progressive politicians over reacting to criticism, it’s hard to tell. But Obama’s desire to continue ramming through the most divisive legislation — against his own creed — isn’t helping bring calm to even the most peaceful conservatives. And while the evidence of a violent right is scarce, there’s no limit to liberals attempting to make conservatives look evil.
Before letting the media continue to perpetuate a stereotype that may not actually exist at all, let me give you the facts that U.S. journalists refuse to cite. Let me show you where real violence comes from, and I don’t even need to mention the millions of babies killed every year by progressives or even the tens of millions of people murdered by their communist heroes.
I could literally go on and on, but let’s try to have some perspective here. Violence is a product of the fringe, on either side, and it’s sickening to try to use it for political advantage. Those who commit violence in the name of politics deserve political change no more than they deserve leniency in sentencing. Violence furthers no cause. The only call to action that violence has ever motivated Americans to is the retaliation on attackers. Somehow I think the liberals know that very well….
Every time the G20 gets together, it’s not conservatives who destroy property and cause chaos. It was not the fear of conservative violence that caused Ann Coulter’s speech to be cancelled this week. It was a liberal who bit the finger off a man who disagreed with him on healthcare. It was Obama-loving Amy Bishop who took a gun to work and murdered co-workers. Joseph Stack flew his plane into the IRS building after writing an anti-conservative manifesto. It was liberals who destroyed AM radio towers outside of Seattle. It’s liberals who burn down Hummer dealerships. It was progressive SEIU union thugs who beat a black conservative man who spoke his mind. It’s doubtful that a conservative fired shots into a GOP campaign headquarters. In fact, Democrats have no monopoly on having their offices vandalized. Don’t forget it was Obama’s friend Bill Ayers who used terrorism as a tool for political change. SDS is still radical, with arrests in 2007 and the storming of the CATO Institute in July 2008. It was a liberal who was sentenced to two years for bringing bombs and riot shields to the Republican National Convention in 2008. It was a liberal who threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated her Austin-based group that planned to bomb the RNC. It was liberals who assaulted police in Berkeley. It was liberals who intimidated and threw rocks through the windows of researchers. The two Black Panthers who stood outside polls intimidating people with nightsticks were probably not right-wingers.
HotAir has the story as well.
Since this site is called Religio-Political Talk, I will post a sermon on Obama and Saul Alinsky by a pastor.
NewsBusters highlights some of Ed Schultz crazy — almost anti-American — view point of “God Bless the USA.”
Remember when every time we invaded an oil-rich country or any time there was any kind of confrontation, we were subjected to — ad nauseam, I might add — [mock sings, really badly] “God bless the USA.” That Lee Greenwood song…I mean, Every single event! Every time we were marching to the flowers put at our feet in Iraq, it was more Lee Greenwood! [mock singing again] “God bless the USA!”
Man, we need an oil spill song is what we need! We need to get somebody — [laughs at himself] Some idea, somewhere, some songwriter out there’s gotta come up with something, to remind us, just like Lee Greenwood reminded us that it was the right thing to do to love America and invade everybody. We need some song out there to remind us that, [sings] “It’s BP!”
Here is the MSNBC spin on it… obviously there is a bit of media bias going on here:
NewsBusters lets us know who is filling in the 10pm spot over at MSNBC:
MSNBC contributor Lawrence O’Donnell will take over at the 10 pm slot, the cable network announced Tuesday. O’Donnell, who guest-hosted “Countdown” while Keith Olbermann was on leave, is a self-described socialist, and will fit in nicely with the rest of MSNBC’s prime-time lineup.
The 10 pm slot has up to this time been “Countdown” reruns, so MSNBC viewers will now be treated to a tad different far-left rant than Olbermann’s 8 pm far-left rant.
That said, O’Donnell’s segment will hardly be a breath of fresh air if his previous antics are any indication. He has a short, if colorful history of liberal outbursts. Let us review some of his greatest hits:
As mentioned above, O’Donnell made sure to correct Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe,” telling him, “we’re socialists, not Marxists.”
O’Donnell then launched into a vicious tirade against author and former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen that forced Scarborough to cut to commercial early. When the program returned, Scarborough carefully mediated the discussion.
The new MSNBC anchor has challenged the basic mental fortitude of Sarah Palin. Though that is hardly groundbreaking for a liberal, I suppose, O’Donnell even hosted a comedian to bizarrely mock Palin in drag.
O’Donnell retains the dubious honor of conducting “possibly the worst interview in history.” A member of Congress told him during an interview, “you’re illustrating why MSNBC’s viewership is in the tank.”
To his credit, O’Donnell was one of the few liberal media figures to accurately report that ObamaCare would mean a de facto tax increase–the largest one ever, by his account. But that didn’t stop him from offering his support.
O’Donnell has it wrong in this video, we know we will never be able to resend Social Security and Medicare… but we can offer more privatized versions of it.
He is, after all, the man who informed the world that his ascendancy would be seen as the moment that “the planet began to heal.” So I suppose it’s fitting that his logo appear on the World Cup soccer ball, the event that will be watched by more people than any other event in human history.
At least, Time magazine appears to think so.
Check out the image of the ball on the cover of this week’s Time, and compare it to the Obama logo, seen after the jump. Compare the Time ball, too, with an image of the actual ball, to which it bears absolutely no relation….
Clay Waters of MRC’s Times Watch project noticed this week that the The New York Times was just as guilty as The Washington Post of jumping on the unsubstantiated adultery charges against female GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley in South Carolina:
[Reporter Shaila] Dewan used the sex scandal of former South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford as an excuse to suggest, without substance like emails or phone messages, that the claims by blogger Will Folks fit a pattern of sexual bad behavior in the Palmetto State: “Scandal Rattles Politics In South Carolina, Again.” The text box to Wednesday’s print story worked in the party identification: “A blogger says he had an affair with a G.O.P. candidate for governor.”
The treatment of a fairly obscure Republican politician stands in sharp contrast to the paper’s blackout of the amply documented affair of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. The Times totally ignored the Edwards affair until the candidate himself confessed on ABC News, then, when its own public editor criticized the paper’s lack of coverage, editors made hypocritical excuses.