I’ve been on Obama’s case here & there and its because I’m grated to no end how this guy of little substance is being literally propelled at the White House, how much of a role does media play? The biggest role of all, it has become obscene already and we are still months from the actual general election.
At one of my favorite sites Memeorandum, over 15 of the highlighted articles / posts reference Obama either by name, or in substance at this time in the headlines alone! Total media domination, that’s with a Clinton story leading off with the big quarter at the top.
Over at Haaretz, Chief US correspondent Rosner has been on an Obama tear, 1st showering us with defense of Obama’s credentials - Over worries Obama’s foreign policy is not rosy for Israel (and it isn’t btw), then forced to defend the original defense itself when Brezinski was a no show to Israel after tanning in Syria. At least he sets the record straight, but if Obama is dominating Israeli media of all places, and I’ve seen no shortage of Obama defense articles at Jpost too, then how can he possibly lose? For all this talk of change, it seems like nothing has changed and media & the pundits have too much power setting the agenda and clearly the agenda is Obama, all the time. I’m drowning in Obama already.. and I’m not even an American citizen!
Please, I’m begging – No more, I swear I’ll drink drano if need be just please stop stuffing Obama down my throat all day everyday everywhere.. I’m gagging over here. If the media is using this much ink to defend Obama now, when no one has really even started attacking him the way he will be in a general contest.. Can one just imagine the insanity that will be coming? Media will be trampling over themselves & breaking limbs in order to be first in a never ending line to defend Obama. I don’t think I can handle it, let alone 4 years of a disastrous Presidency worth of this glorified car salesman.
Obama’s wife is his rock and the latest adoration nation victim with 7 full pages worth at Newsweek! Get it while it is still fresh from the bull!
After listening to Obama orate endlessly I didn’t think it was humanely possible to cram so much bullsh*t into so much space, but Newsweek keeps the dream alive with a steaming pile stacked up high & fresh.
“She’s the one who keeps him real, the one who makes sure running for leader of the free world doesn’t go to his head.”
Why should it go to his head? He’s laughing all the way home.. It’s gone to everyone else’s head! These days the magazine has swung soo far left I’m wondering if they expect an official position in the Obama White House, you know like Mao’s little red book publisher or something but available on your PDA too! The only thing missing from this article is the little ‘Paid for by the Obama campaign’ sticker & the ’I approve this message’ blurb.
At the top a photo caption - “A Particular Mission: Michelle is not part of discussions on policy and ad buys; her role is to keep the candidate’s feet on the ground” <– Telling, Barack’s policies are ‘removed from reality’ & not very grounded, kinda like this high flying article / puff peace. Wow you Americans are killing me already with this stinker fest, someone please tell me that in the general - All this bull is going to finally get blown out of the sky like a slow flying Zero in the Marianas.. It’s nauseating from here already and I’m a full continent away.
When the funky National Intelligence Estimate came out, many intelligent people (including the less intelligent among us such as myself) stated this would be the end of the road for an effective halt to Iran’s weaponization & nuclear ambitions..
Lo and behold..
A bit over a month later, the word Iran does not even appear in the dictionary any longer, let alone in the media. Have you heard a word about Iran ANYWHERE? It’s like they’ve been ‘wiped off the map’.
Iran? Never heard of it. All is quite on the (Jihadi) Western Front, almost time to open up serious negotiations! You know, sell a little more of America away to the Jihadists.. Wait, what’s that? Oh it’s nothing, probably just another shipment of Russian Nuclear Fuel for the Iranian reactors. Nothing to see here, move along.
UPDATE: Iran not content to keep quiet
Iranian Revolutionary Guards make mock suicide speedboat runs on US Warships
5 speedboats have apparently made mock attack runs, broadcast suicide bomber style threatening messages, and did quick cargo drops near 3 US warships in the key shipping Straits of Hormuz, nearly prompting the US warships to open fire on Sunday. According to Fox News the very cool Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon said the US along with the WH are awaiting an official explanation.. Are the Iranians goading, or worse yet training for attacks on live US sea targets in broad daylight now!? If so, this is the latest testament to how well appeasement works as a policy in general. I’m sending a Christmas card to the US Dept. of State.
Requisite absurdity Obama Comment follows:
That is precisely why the visionary messiah Obama, is best suited to lead! He’ll likely bring us all to WWIII in the near future with his testicle-less, head in the sand non existent foreign policy ideals based on the appeasers handbook. Just ask Neville Chamberlain how well that worked out.
CNN’s never ending slide into rampant leftism has further eroded the once heralded news station’s stature here in the Holy Land. A few years ago providers threatened to outright drop CNN from the grid due to what Israel perceived as enormous bias against our country in coverage.
The criticism went all the way up to official government spokespeople. That led to intervention by senior CNN executives and pledges to stiffen up the network’s coverage from the spineless jihad love fest normally being exhibited..
Now HOT Cable, the largest cable provider in Israel wants better terms on CNN’s renewal here, citing the network’s ‘fall from grace’ as the cable news leader to the Fox News network & is threatening to simply drop CNN outright.
More than half of Israel’s TV audience will lose access to CNN next month, the international news channel said Tuesday. The announcement came as contract negotiations collapsed between the news network and Hot Television, with the 24-hour news channel saying it had yet to receive a “serious” offer from Israel’s largest cable provider. [...]
A Hot representative confirmed Tuesday the company had refused to match the terms of its previous contract with CNN, saying expectations that it do so were “unrealistic” because CNN had lost its status as the top-rated news network to Fox News. The statement was a reference to Fox’s dominance in the American TV ratings, where it first surpassed CNN as the most-watched cable news network in 2002.
The apparent dig at CNN gave some insight into the tone of the negotiations between the two companies, which a CNN spokeswoman said had consisted of “a brief meeting and a few phone calls.” No additional talks are scheduled at the moment, officials for both sides confirmed. Hagit Mendes, the spokeswoman for CNN, described an initial renewal offer from HOT as “insulting,” saying the company would “basically deprive half the Israeli population of one of the most important channels in the world” should it go through with threats to remove CNN.
Mendes said that just three countries in the world – Iran, North Korea and Myanmar – didn’t carry CNN, and that “it wouldn’t look very good” if Israel were to move closer to joining that list. [...]
CNN’s typical liberal elitist arrogance is unmatched. We don’t need CNN here in Israel, nor would dropping CNN reflect poorly on Israel at all, the opposite in fact. It would be a reflection on the poor whitewashed Middle East coverage by the network, not Israel!
Miss Mendes like a little turd compares Israel to Iran & North Korea.. That’s the problem Miss Mendes, you keep equating Israel with Iran & North Korea the most appaling regimes on Earth, not only in your contract negotiations, but in your broad coverage which features endless moral equivalency that does not reflect reality. There’s so much Islamic ‘context’ & apologizing going on for the brutal savages that murder in Islam’s name that we here in Israel can’t stomach your network any longer.
On top of the insult that is CNN’s piss poor, monstrously left tilted reporting we are also expected to cut checks & pay for this privilege!? I think not personally. Israel is served by Fox News, Sky News, the already leftist diseased BBC etc and features one of the most wired / connected & informed populations on the planet, we don’t need your schlock – Take it & shove it where the sun don’t shine.
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
UPDATE: WHAT A BLAST!!
My profound thanks to Heidi of EuphoricReality fame for such a great show & handling the reigns for Kit whom I hope feels better pronto. Great callers (impressively informed I must say). A most interesting discussion from my perspective that was very enjoyable, WELL worth a few hours slumber & then some! Archives, if you’d like to tune in will be up I imagine shortly at the links.
Should be a good time as I had fun last time she had me on. Of course, I’ll be on my best behaviour seeing as it will be late AM here in Israel. Catch it live if you’d like streaming at 10 PM Eastern
Everyone knows I’m a big fan of the Iranian regime, I’m hoping to look at some of the often unspoken tough questions with Kit. Laying out the terrain regarding US or Israeli military strikes, while keeping an eye on the multilateral paralysis vis a vis the diplomatic course.
In what would seem to be a moronic move in the age of digital media, communities, and online brand building Haaretz reports that Yediot Ahronot, the Israel parent news company is shuttering the English Ynet News division and pulling the superlative news site / source in a few days.