Choreographing The News On The DOJ’s AP Investigation With Media Matters
While the ORS* busies itself with the deliberate political harassment of Barack Obama’s political opponents, his Department of Justice seems to be busily engaged in doing similar things to members of the previously untouchable 4th Estate. Some of these previously loyal Professional Democratic Party Activists with press credentials have the utter effrontery to have gotten their backs up. Jake Tapper sticks it to Jay Carney in the exchange below.
Jake Tapper, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News, asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney how public support of those journalists’ work “square[s] with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court. There just seems to be a disconnect here,” Tapper added. “You want aggressive journalism abroad; you just don’t want it in the United States.”
(HT: Huffington Post)
As the vassals of Barack Obama busily minding the 4th Estate threaten to go rogue and commit spontaneous acts of professional reportage, the alarm claxon sounds and the highly trained manipulators of Media Matters man the trebuchets in defense of the empire. They tell us all what key issues must be raised. A discussion can’t flow freely – it must be channelized in the manner suggested below.
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, Barack Obama
, Ciny Sheehan
, Dana Milbank
, Goerge W. Bush
, jake tapper
, Jay Carney
, Media Matters
, Valerie Plame
, Your Daily Propaganda
IRS Targeted Well-Known Christian Ministries
Several well-known religious organizations say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, including the ministry founded by famed evangelist Billy Graham and a 180-year-old Baptist newspaper, Fox News has learned. Among the ministries targeted are the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and the Biblical Recorder – the newspaper of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. The revelations seem to indicate the IRS was | Read More »
Love, Sin and Grace in the Christian University
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by by RJ Snell to discuss his new book Authentic Cosmopolitanism: Love, Sin, and Grace in the Christian University, the nature of sin, and a normative vision for Christian higher education.
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Eric Holder may have an *exquisitely* painful day today over at House Judiciary.
I know, I know: you are wounded unto death about such a thing occurring. Wounded unto death. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, where Republicans say they’ll grill him about the Justice Department’s secret review of Associated Press phone records and the IRS targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny, among other issues. The oversight hearing had already | Read More »
Will no one rid me of this turbulent group?
In June of 1170, the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London and Salisbury crowned Henry II of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett, should have had the privilege, but he and King Henry had been warring over the powers of clergy in England. Beckett proceeded to excommunicate the bishops and other opponents of the Catholic Church in England. According to tradition, Henry | Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Source Says KMOV Forced Reporter’s Hand In IRS Scandal
I first told you about St. Louis reporter Larry Conners’s claim that the IRS “hammered” him after his fair, but hard-hitting interview with President Obama last year. Tonight Conners read a statement on air distancing himself from his Facebook post. “Those were my personal views, not those of KMOV TV, second to be fair, I should disclose that my issues with the IRS preceded that | Read More »
Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. Targeted by IRS
The man known as America’s pastor was among those targeted by the Internal Revenue Service after the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ran newspaper advertisements promoting traditional marriage and biblical values. “I am bringing this to your attention because I believe that someone in the Administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,” wrote Franklin Graham in a letter to President Obama. “This is morally wrong | Read More »
Corruption in the sacred temple of socialism
As we watch a string of scandals detonate across the Obama Administration, we should all be able to agree that the abuse of government power to punish political opposition is hideously wrong. Sometimes we struggle to define the precise boundaries of “corruption,” as a growing government extends its power into the private sector, and the daily conduct of its business becomes inherently corrupt. Special interests swarm around | Read More »
Great Education Colorado Lines Employees’ Pockets While Pushing for Higher Taxes
Progressive nonprofit Great Education Colorado claims to be the most effective education advocacy group in the state, but less than 30 percent of Great Education’s funding actually finds its way to education campaigns and issues. The small amount spent on education has supported initiatives that would drastically raise taxes on Coloradans. According to Great Education Colorado’s publicly available IRS 990 reports, $120,000 – 55 percent | Read More »
Steve Forbes Focuses on the Economy, Taxes, Health Care and Obama
This week on PowerTalk, I am excited to feature someone who is truly informed to produce a great conversation that takes you behind the scenes and in the know. In addition, we get an answer to a question that many have been wondering, if not asking, based on what we’ve seen during the last few years: How would President Obama fare if he headed a | Read More »
The Obama Administration, The IRS and The Praetorian Guards.
The funny thing is that my participation in Conservative circles has allowed me to know a statistically large number of people who recently have been audited. The ones who haven’t often know someone who has. I mean, unlike the Kenyawn Birf Surtifikate, or Tom Fife’s “business trip” in Moscow, I’m hearing from people who are solid, real-life Conservatives who have actually gotten that metaphorical midnight knock on the door. I’m not a guy who believes the Gubbermint LIHOPed 9/11. Yet, it’s amazing how this one, peculiar segment of the population would have so much time and energy invested in them by the IRS. Maybe we should all feel honored. Not everyone receives so much care and attention from the Post-modern Amerikan State.
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, Bedtime For Democracy
, citizens united
, Dead Kennedys
, Dick Cheney
, Didius Julianus
, Praetorian Guard
, Quis Costodiat Ipsos Custodes?
, Richard Nixon
, White House Plumbers
Reporter Claims IRS Harassment After Tough Obama Interview *UPDATE: Conners Muzzled
St. Louis Reporter Larry Conners revealed via Facebook yesterday that he has been “hammered” by the IRS since his much-discussed interview with President Obama. Conners, a veteran reporter, asked tough, but fair question during the interview which was slammed by progressives in media. Conners says: Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I | Read More »
Stalin’s Five-Year Plan Reincarnated
With farm incomes on the rise in recent years, what is Big Ag supposed to do? How can they justify more subsidies? Well, for one thing, they can spend more time demanding an endless flow of cheap labor to which they can pay below market wages. But that would require the passage of an amnesty bill, something that many House members are not excited to | Read More »
McClatchy circles back to #benghazi, and the lies about the video.
McClatchy (!) has decided to get in on the Benghazi dogpile, probably because, hey, no line for this one*! Lost in the controversy over who requested revisions of CIA-written talking points on September’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans is one key fact: In every iteration of the document, the CIA asserted that a video protest preceded the assaults, and no official reviewing | Read More »
Congressman Tom Price on the Budget, the IRS Scandal and Benghazi
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Tom Price to discuss his proposal to reform budget scoring, the scandal at the IRS and the unfolding cover-up of Benghazi.
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