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“What is Damaged Hearing?” I ask Ezra Dulis, or rather tweet him (because isn’t that how we all talk these days, through any means other than actual talking?). He sends me a link to Damaged Hearing, a local radio show out of Colorado, hosted by Louis Fowler.
I check it out, note the airtime and pledge to listen to the next broadcast before I realize when it comes on. It overlaps the local radio show to which I am a call-in guest host back in Gary, IN. Also, it comes right on the heels of Rush Limbaugh’s golden 3 hours, and I never miss Rush. In the afternoons I am sure to tune into Tony Katz’s spectacular radio show, because he has the liveliest chat room in the business. I also always make it a point to tune in to Mark Levin’s show because no one ridicules liberals quite like he does. He’s my dose of “warm fuzzies” for the day. At some point I’ll turn the dial to my local station, KFI, to make sure I’m staying up to date on the happenings in the state that common sense forgot, California. If I’m lucky enough to be driving alone in the evenings, my radio is tuned to Dennis Miller so I can bone up on my obscure pop culture references. I’ll usually end the day with The Stage Right Show with the lovable, loquacious Larry O’Connor. He is a master at breaking down the tops news clips of the day, and his bevy of horrible southern accents somehow endears him to me even more.
This growing list of exceptional programming makes me think to myself, “How on earth can I fit in one more radio show? There is just too much good stuff out there.” And it hits me. What a wonderful problem to have! The rise of the Internet has also meant the rise of conservative “new media” in a way no one could have predicted. But isn’t it serendipitous? The Internet is the great equalizer. There are no fancy qualifications necessary for using this incredible medium.
One does not need a fancy pedigree from an approved school that costs a lot of money and offers degrees in womyn’s studies and masturbation techniques, or even a certain financial status. One only needs a computer and an Internet connection. Navigate to any number of sites that offer free blog hosting, podcasting, or Internet radio services and voila! You are now The Media. It is the epitome of freedom. It is the American Dream written in a series of 1s and 0s. Who better to benefit from this amazing new freedom than conservatives, those who are most dedicated to defending true freedom of thought and expression in all forms.
The Right has effectively harnessed this freedom, this marketplace and managed to create an entire genre unto itself. New Media. It has blazed its own path, dependent solely on the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of the average American citizen. That just burns up the left. You see ,it’s perfectly fine for illegal immigrants to bypass the moral and legal path to American citizenship. But bypass the path to political punditry and journalism that they spent decades crafting, perfecting and narrowing? Hogwash! Poppycock! Noodles! Other ridiculous words! They haven’t paid their dues! They haven’t been to the right parties and schools. It’s hardly fair for the Right to have unfettered access to public ears and eyes. How will the average unsuspecting, unthinking American idiot be able to comprehend the truth of any news for themselves without being told what exactly is news in the first place. Hence the liberal outcry for the return of the ironically titled “Fairness Doctrine”, which would necessarily stifle free speech and conservative new media in the process.
If liberals cannot successfully bring about the return of “fairness” they seem content, for now, to mock new media and it’s perpetrators. Bloggers have been mocked mercilessly by mainstream sources as a bunch of college dropout slackers, sitting at their kitchen table in dirty pajama bottoms and slippers churning out ill researched hit pieces on treasured liberal icons (Note to Self: wipe down this table when you’re done, its still sticky from breakfast). Never mind that bloggers and new citizen journalists armed with cell phones and camcorders have broken nearly every major American political story in the past two years – ACORN, NEA, Tea Party, union thugs, Planned Parenthood, and yes, Weinergate. Nothing to see here. Move along. Do not stare the aging Gen X-ers with crumbs on their shirts directly in the eyes. It will only encourage them.
The saddest insult I’ve seen levied against new media so far is the fact that there are so many of us. I can’t count the number of times a liberal friend of mind has rolled their eyes or made Jon Stewart-face when I mention my blog or an acquaintance’s radio show. “Oh everybody has a blog these days. Big whoop!” Maybe not everyone, but a lot. For the liberal mindset that there is only so much room at the table, only so many pieces of the pie to be distributed, this presents a problem. If you don’t get there first, you’ll be pushed out of the way by someone smarter and hungrier. However, for Righties it’s different. There is no pie to be divided; there are only individuals, and the more individuals adding their dishes to the table, the better. In the end, it means a feast for everyone, not just for some.
2012 elections are fast approaching, and they may well be the most important Presidential elections in modern history. Its been well established by now that the mainstream media cannot be counted on to offer us a fair and objective look at the candidates. We in new media, we citizen journalists will have to take up that mantle ourselves. We’ve got a lot of work to do. Go stake out some Internet real estate. Start that blog. Fire up that camcorder. Get on your local radio station. Some of us will be heard by thousands. Some of us will be heard by a few. But we’ll all be heard by someone, and that’s the point. Our voices will be heard, and every voice counts. That’s new media. That’s the spirit of individualism. That’s American.
“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” seems appropriate as the news media pounces Casey Anthony’s jurors for making what they consider the wrong decision. In the court of public opinion, she is guilty! As the news media creates the newest reality star, they did not fall short on the accusations of the flaws within our judicial system.
If you were on trial, where would you fall within the realm of media scrutiny? Would you be treated as guilty until proven innocent or on the elite pedestal of innocence? Whether you were guilty or not, would you receive media protection or scrutiny? Most of us fall into the guilty until proven innocent category whereas the media treat us as a hindrance. As with Casey Anthony, a jury of her peers found her “Not Guilty” of first-degree murder. It reminds me of the media circus for OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson and Scott Peterson trials. They harped over the alleged injustices for the victims of OJ and Michael. It seemed that the spin was how the media viewed the individuals. With Scott Peterson convicted to death row, his story did not prove the flaws of our court system. So, they moved on.
Meanwhile, Hollywood figures like Roman Polanski, a 43-year old moviemaker, who was convicted of raping a 13-year old, gets a pass. In 1977, he fled the nation prior to his sentencing that could have been up to 50 years. Whereas, the elites are protesting for charges to be dropped, they even correct the charge from rape to “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.” Do you wonder if you would get this much support from the Hollywood elites or the media?
With the Casey Anthony case, she was not presumed innocent but she was found NOT GUILTY. The media pundits blame the court system and the 12 jurors that did not run the right script. Could it have been the prosecutor’s inability attempt to get the death penalty? They placed the death penalty and then expect people to disregard death as a possibility in determining the verdict. Please. The prosecutors have massive resources and were still unable to present a solid case. To send her to death on the evidence that was presented would have been a sin. They couldn’t even determine the cause of death.
In 1994, Susan Smith drowned her two sons in a South Carolina lake. She was convicted in July 1995. Just three months later, OJ Simpson would be found not guilty. It appears that our media is eagerly awaiting the next court case so they can justify the flaws within our judicial system. Here we have another infamous mother to add to our list of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates and China Arnold.
HLN’s ratings during this episode boosted from a typical 283,000 people watching to 5.2 million. Apparently, Americans aren’t so glued to the boring TV as we’re led to believe…but I digress.
Actually, our civilian judicial system is something to be proud of. It is a jury of your own peers that must come to a unanimous decision in determining your conviction. It must be beyond a reasonable doubt. This is much better than some bureaucrat or media pundit who has political gains or ratings to decide. The prosecutor did not make the case, simple as that. But the mobocracy wants someone’s death for Caylee Anthony’s, ginned up by the media. To say she was a liar or a narcissist might be an understatement. For her lying and deceitfulness, she did her time.
As our media questions our judicial (trial) system, ask yourself whether the media should be questioned. As they appear to be in the bag for the establishment, convicting and enticing the mob. You could get Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Keith Olbermann or Bill O’Reilly as judge and jury but we don’t. Our judicial system may not be perfect, but being judged by our peers truly makes it the best system in the world.
How do you “crash” a town hall style meeting? You take a page from Obama’s playbook and do it on Twitter and have the questions “culled” out. Silly me, I was always under the impression that the town hall meeting is about everyone getting to voice their opinions and concerns.
Obama, being the socialist coward that he is, tried to pull off a “town hall meeting” on Twitter. Obama figured if he hid behind the teleprompters and monitors he wouldn’t be faced with or have to answer the hard questions. Enter the Republicans. It is reported that Republicans jumped at the chance and flooded the venue with those afore mentioned questions. There were many Republican members of congress that tried to get our questions answered but only one made it past the ones “culling” out questions. The one question that made it to Obama was one from none other than House Speaker John Boehner.
John Boehner asked, “After embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?”
Obama replied with a chuckle and said Boehner’s question was “slightly skewed”.
SKEWED? How is that simple question skewed? A sitting president in what many see as the worst economic times since the Great Depression will not answer that simple question that is on many of American minds. The refusal to answer Boehner’s question proves once again that Obama and his administration are way out of touch with the American people.
While many Americans struggle to stay in their homes or to even keep food on the table to feed their families Obama and his family have been jet setting around the world apologizing and kissing the feet of people that would like to see this great nation fold. Obama never has shifted from campaign mode to business mode since winning the election. I will admit he can take a mound of manure and paint a pretty picture with it in his speeches, but now is not the time for speeches, it is time to fix our economy.
During Obamas run for president he used Facebook with great efficiency as a weapon against the Republican candidate. Social media was key in attaining the younger vote to win the election. We know his playbook, now we just have to be aware when he renames each play.
For Obama’s socialist agenda to succeed our economy must be weak enough that government can start taking over the private sector. He has already started the process with General Motors; we cannot afford to let them take over any more.
If taking back our country requires us to “crash” every event held for Obama then that is what we must do. WAKE UP AND STAND UP AMERICA! Now could be the last chance to save this great nation!
For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how.
Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.
Time Magazine Editor Mark Halperin should have known better. While on-air “gaffes” are not rare, a media member flatly stating his opinion on-the-air only because he thought it could censored out later is not a common occurrence. Perhaps Mark should take some motherly advice- “If you can’t say something nice about someone, say nothing at all!”
That might be too much to ask in this day and age where everyone thinks their opinion matters (point proven in this article as I, the author give my personal opinion).
Then again… maybe Mr. Halperin was right. While a lady should never talk that way, I would have to agree with his assessment of the President’s attitude yesterday.
What I find sadly amusing is how this situation has played out this morning.
First there was the incident itself.
Then came the syrupy-sweet apology.
Then MSNBC announced that Mark Halperin, the reporter who made the “gaffe”, was “indefinitely suspended”.
The video posted does not show the entire exchange between Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski during Mr. Halperin’s apology, but it has been mysteriously scrubbed from the internet. Ms. Brzezinski was what I would call syrupy-sweet and very over-the-top in saying that they also apologized, etc., etc., etc., blah, blah, blah.
I find interesting that Mr. Halperin has been “indefinitely suspended” for his remarks, yet it’s “anything goes” when discussing Conservatives. Just a few examples for you to mull over:
- Chris Matthews calls Michele Bachmann a “balloon head”
- Some have said that MSNBC has an “almost unhealthy obsession with Sarah Palin”- and I am sure it is obvious their “obsessive” coverage of Governor Palin is not positive
- Specifically, Governor Palin was blamed by NUMEROUS MSNBC (as well as other MSM outlets) hosts, pundits, etc. for the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords
- Ed Schultz, another MSNBC host, was given a slap-on-the-wrist discipline of a one week suspension for calling Conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham a slut
- Cenk Uygur, yet another MSNBC host, mocked a gay GOProud chairman in an on-air interview
These are just a few of the endless remarks against Conservatives that have had little or no repercussions for the offender.
Another interesting note for readers. In my research for this article, I read that the rumor mill is churning with whispers of CBS possibly being in talks to steal “Morning Joe” and replace their never ending boring morning programming with Joe and Mika. I’m guessing the rumor mill may be grinding to a halt after today’s fiasco.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made the rounds on the Sunday talk show circuit in a seemingly weak attempt to explain to the nation our unexplained involvement in the Libyan Civil War of 2011. Let’s see here, they were on ABC’s ” This Week, ” NBC’s ” Meet the Press ,” and CBS’s ” Face the Nation. ” Wait a minute, isn’t there a Sunday show on Fox ? Isn’t our Government supposed to be accessible to all major media networks ? Then why would they refuse to go on Chris Wallace’s ” Fox News Sunday ” show ?
To say the least, Chris Wallace was somewhat surprised at the blatant unfairness in the Obama administration’s decision in not making Clinton/Gates available to ” Fox News Sunday, ” and its millions of viewers. I personally caught the slight right away, and refused to give my viewership stat to the MSM Obama puppet propagandist stations, instead I was relegated to reading about it on the internet. However I did catch the following video clip from Fox News, explaining it :
This is typical of the Obama administrations pattern of picking and chosing just who gets access to the important governmental officials of the last two years. How the entire American population can sit around criticizing other nation’s dictatorial treatment of the press, while allowing this kind of denial of access to Fox News is beyond rationalizing. This also goes against the promise that this administration will be the most open and transparent in our history. Apparently that open government, now means open, only to those who fail to hold this administration’s feet to the fire for engaging in an illegal war in Libya without the permission of Congress. Open only to those who get all tingly when Obama speaks, while ignoring the blatant lies and misinformation coming out of the Whitehouse today.
These kinds of pathetic manipulations of our media should not only be condemned by all Americans today, but also by the cronies that Obama is favoring here. Think about this after we take over the U.S. Senate and Whitehouse in 2012: How about our new Republican President denying all the Obama media puppets access to anyone in our government for four straight years and only letting them go on Fox News ? Maybe we will let ABC, CBS, and NBC show reruns of all the Fox News Sunday interviews during the following week, when it is already yesterday’s news. Think about that.
CNN’s vaunted latest attempt at a “news” show, Parker-Spitzer was laid to rest on the scrapheap of failed Liberal hype and misinformation shows last week, where it certainly belongs. The true reasons behind the canceling of the show appear to be murky at best so far. One thing that does remain a constant over at CNN, is the fact that they do not seem to be capable of learning from their mistakes. This show was a nightmare waiting to happen before it ever aired a single episode. Meet Eliot Spitzer former co-host of Parker Spitzer, pictured here with his private hooker from New York.
Mr. Spitzer is the former Governor of NYC who was caught up in a prostitution scandal with the young lady pictured with him here, Ashley Dupre’ aka “Kristen” who worked for The Emporer’s Club VIP escort service. Spitzer was caught due to IRS reporting laws that make it mandatory to report all transactions over 10 grand. He later tried to break the payments to the offshore shell corporations up into smaller amounts, but was told it was too late to cover his tracks. He also tried to get his name taken off the accounts to also try to cover his tracks, but was told that it wasn’t possible. It was reported that Spitzer had several laisons with prostitutes during this time, paying over $15,000 dollars to the escort service, yet investigators revealed that he had paid over $80,000 over a period of several years for escorts going back to when he was first the attorney general of N.Y.
Governor Spitzer tried to dismiss the situation early to avoid any further scrutiny by calling a press conference on March 12th amid rumors of impeachment proceedings, to announce his resignation. Of note here is the fact that not a single N.Y.Democrat had the guts to speak up and demand this man’s resignation at the time. Those demands came from State Republican Minority Leader James Tedisco and U.S Congressman Steve King of N.Y. I believe that in their constant quest for ruling powers, the Democratic Party had hoped to sweep this episode under the rug here, and let this man stay in office. If not, why didn’t they demand he resign? Another reason for my assumption there, is one other fact about the power structure of the Democratis Party being affected by this scandal, as discovered in this situation**:
By resigning as governor, Spitzer lost his status as a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic nomination for president, depriving Hillary Clinton, whom he supported, of a superdelegate vote. This also reduced the total number of superdelegate votes available. Though David Paterson, the Lieutenant Governor of New York at the time and Spitzer’s eventual successor, is also a Democrat and a supporter of the Clinton campaign, Paterson already had a super delegate vote because of his status as a member in the Democratic National Committee and cannot vote twice. Spitzer discussed his status as a superdelegate on The Colbert Report on February 12, 2008, the day before Spitzer met his escort at the Mayflower Hotel.
Kristin M. Davis, a competing madam who was involved in the scandal, served four months of jail time on Rikers Island as a result of the scandal, and later announced a run for Spitzer’s old seat in the New York gubernatorial election, 2010. Davis finished in last place among those on the ballot.
There sits the proof of why the Democratic Party chose to try to ignore this scandal. This is also proof that Mr. Spitzer is nothing more today than a propagandist, spewing misinformation for the Liberal Democratic Party agenda over on CNN. The Parker-Spitzer show failed miserably in the ratings department and that all was falsely blamed on Kathleen Parker. She was hired to bring a Conservative perspective to the show, as we were told by CNN. Now CNN, in it’s infinite wisdom of following up failures with bigger blunders, has given this propagandist and adulterer, Spitzer a new show, In The Arena. I was channel-flipping last night, when I caught a glimpse of just what this Democratic Media Operative is trying to pass off as fact on his new CNN show. He stated that passing the Bush Tax cuts extension bill, ( which just kept tax rates the same across the board) has raised our National Debt by $3.6 trillion dollars. Read that one again folks. CNN is getting exactly what it pays for here once again: Liberal Propaganda in the extreme.
Let me explain Spitzer’s statement in simple language right here and right now. If the government took in $1000.00 dollars last year due to revenue dictated by the tax rates, then this year they will take in the same amount, $1000.00 There was no tax cut, or decrease in the taxes being taken in, therefore the tax rate staying the same will will keep the revenue the same, not raise the national debt on it’s own. That is done only by the irresponsible spending, waste and fraud that is running so rampant from within our government today, which is direct a result of the last four years of Democratic control of Congress, in which we piled up over $6 trillion in debt, not counting the 2 trillion Obamacare will cost us in the first 10 years, according to the CBO. So much for winning the future.