So much stupid here, so very, very much..It is pathetic…And they call themselves ‘journalists’? Damn…pathetic..
|April 29, 2013
Vol. 26, No. 9
First Impulse: Blame “Right Wing” for Boston Bombings
View the Video Here“The list of potential suspects could be long because investigators know this stretch of April is one with a dark history. This Friday, April 19th, is also the anniversary of two of the most traumatic days in the country’s recent history. In 1993, a 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement and Branch Davidian leader David Koresh ended with 80 dead, including 25 children, when Koresh refused to surrender peacefully. On the same day two years later, Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing 168, including 19 children in the building’s day-care center.”
— ABC’s Pierre Thomas on Good Morning America, April 16. [MP3 audio (1:23)]“The thinking, as we’ve been reporting, is that this is a domestic extremist attack. And officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There’s the Columbine anniversary. There’s Hitler’s birthday. There’s the Oklahoma City bombing. There’s the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.”
— NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston on All Things Considered, April 16.
“Normally, domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right — well, that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like this? Do they try to get credit as a group, or do they just hate America so much or its politics or its government that they just want to do the damage?…Would you as an expert be thinking domestic at this point? I don’t think Tax Day means a whole lot to the Arab world, or Islamic world, or the — certainly not to al Qaeda, in terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.”
“Obviously, nobody knows anything yet, but I would caution folks jumping to conclusions about foreign terrorism to remember that this is the official Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts, celebrating the battles at Lexington and Concord, and that the actual date (April 19) was of some significance to, among other people, Tim McVeigh, because he fancied himself a waterer of the tree of liberty and the like.”
— Headline over an April 16 Salon.com article by writer David Sirota.
Aren’t Air Force Pilots Bigger Terrorists, Anyway?
“Shame” and “Outrage” Over Gun Control Defeat
Anchor Diane Sawyer: “Voted down. A huge defeat for the big gun bill. Tonight, outrage from the families of the victims of gun violence.”
Hitting Obama for Not Pushing Gun Control Earlier
NBC Trots Out SNL Skit to Claim “Problem” Is Lack of Action on Gun Control
Moderator David Gregory: “We’re also talking about the gun debate this weekend. Saturday Night Live had a pretty pointed, with a laugh, criticism at what is being debated about these background checks. Here’s a portion of their open last night:”
Hopes “SOB” McConnell Gets “Stung Hard” on Guns
PBS Host Wants to “Throw Up” Over Gun Bill Failure
“You’re telling me on April 15, 2013, a few months after Newtown, it is possible, it is conceivable that this year might end without an assault weapons ban and without legislation that guarantees background checks?…That makes me want to throw up, but I can’t do that on national television, so I’ll keep it in until I get off camera in three minutes.”
Yearning for “Un-Freaking-Bearable” Delays to Force End to Sequester
“You know what? It’s gonna get worse and worse and worse and worse, and at some point Americans are gonna be down on their knees saying, ‘Please get rid of this sequester!’ It’s gotta happen; you cannot do these across the board mindless cuts without having impacts like we started to see yesterday. And you know what, I hope they continue. I mean, I’ve got a flight coming up to Las Vegas and a few other places, one out to the West Coast. I don’t want to have two- or three-hour delays, but I hope it becomes un-freaking-bearable in every way, and then let them cry uncle.”
Denying Bias as Reason for Censoring Abortionists’ Trial
Anchor Anderson Cooper: “There’s been a lot of criticism of mainstream media, Jeff, for not covering this in the same way they covered the Jodi Arias trial or, you know, it’s not front-page news in a lot of places. This is the first night we are covering it. Why do you think that is, that it hasn’t received the kind of front-page coverage of it?”
“Martin Baron, the Post’s editor, offers a more mundane rationale for the newspaper’s lack of coverage: He wasn’t aware of the story until last Thursday night, when readers began e-mailing him about it. ‘I wish I could be conscious of all stories everywhere, but I can’t be,’ he said. ‘Nor can any of us.’…Added Baron, ‘We never decide what to cover for ideological reasons, no matter what critics might claim. Accusations of ideological motives are easy to make, even if they’re not supported by the facts.’”
Boston Bombing = Perfect Reason to Start a Carbon Tax
“Necessary to Report” on Tacky Anti-Thatcher Stunt
Anchor Brian Williams: “The music news this week actually has to do with Maggie Thatcher. This is sad but necessary to report….Tonight, the number one song on iTunes in Great Britain is The Wizard of Oz classic, in this case celebrating the death of the Iron Lady.”
Obama Doing “Wonderful Job” Despite Bothersome Media
Host David Gregory: “I know you’re politically conscious, politically active. What is your view of the state of things, and the state of the President’s performance?”…
PUBLISHER: L. Brent Bozell III