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CNN - The Most Trusted Name in Propaganda

CNN – The Most Trusted Name in Propaganda

Well looky, looky here – with their 8-hour docuseries, “Chicagoland”, it looks like CNN has just been caught manufacturing a propaganda piece and falsely selling it to their viewers as a documentary.

More than 700 emails show that the production team, led by executive producer Marc Levin, worked with the mayor’s team to develop storylines, arrange specific scenes and review news releases for what was billed as an unscripted documentary series. In one email asking for more access to Emanuel, Levin wrote they were seeking more time with the mayor not to show his weaknesses “but instead to show the best of who he is and what he is doing.”

Source: politico

That’s what passes for news reporting now on CNN. You talk about a sleazy attempt to manipulate hearts and minds, this is it: the producers of “Chicagoland” secretly collaborating with Mayor Emanuel’s administration, behind the scenes, working hand in hand with them on the production. Even after the release of these damning emails, CNN is still trying to deny the collaboration.

Here’s just one sickening sample of the hero worshiping agenda driving the show:

Creator and executive producer Marc Levin made a pitch to the mayor’s office last May as Emanuel’s hand-picked school board was two days away from a vote to close nearly 50 schools. “This is a real opportunity to highlight the Mayors leadership – his ability to balance the need for reform and fiscal reality with compassion for affected communities and concern for the safety of Chicago’s school children,” Levin wrote of the school closings to Emanuel senior adviser David Spielfogel and two press aides. “We need the mayor on the phone in his SUV, in city hall with key advisers and his kitchen cabinet and meeting with CPS head BBB (Barbara Byrd-Bennett) and with CPD (Superintendent Garry) McCarthy.”

source: Chicago Tribune

Can we now please stop using CNN as the one remaining example of a station outside of Fox that isn’t a full-fledged member of the Obama State Media?

Let’s just call it for what it is, the Non-Fox News in America has become as one-sidedly leftist as anything you’d find in the state-controlled medias of China, North Korea, Russia or Iran. You could read through 1984 all over again and still be hard pressed to find anything worse in the Ministry of Truth than the steaming piles of propaganda we’re being fed today.

Journalism is dead. Cheerleading has taken its place.And yet, this is only a small glimpse, just a tiny taste of how bad things are going to get when the media starts ramping up their campaign for Hillary in 2016. CNN and NBC may have been forced to cancel their loving tributes to, er . . . I mean, their documentaries on Hillary (and you can only imagine just how horribly blatant those puff pieces were going to be to force them to get scrapped) but you can be fully assured the pro-Clinton propaganda machine will be in full force in the coming months and what they’ll be airing will be even more insidious, because they’ll be doing everything they can to pass off their cheerleading for Hillary as legitimate news reporting.

Journalism is dead and cheerleading has taken its place.In 2008, the media anointed a young radical from Chicago and with all the enthusiasm they could muster, they made history by helping propel one of the least qualified candidates ever into the presidency. In 2012, they managed to convince America to double-down on four years of failure. Old Media news in the form of TV, magazines and newspaper is already headed the way of the MSNBC and the dinosaurs, but we still need to do everything we can to limit their damage by hastening their demise.

Journalism is dead. Cheerleading has taken its place.The activist pigs who run the American media have made a conscious decision to abandon all the ideals they were supposed to uphold when it comes to journalism and objectivity. Now it’s our turn. Everyone of us who cares about making sure we have a free and open debate in America must do our part to expose these gross manipulators of the media. We must shame them and humiliate them for abandoning journalism and replacing it with cheerleading.

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Not since Gomer Pyle has anyone gotten more mileage out of a lame stereotype than Stephen Colbert.

Not since Gomer Pyle has anyone gotten more mileage out of a lame stereotype than Stephen Colbert.

After more than a decade of sending out that old lecher Letterman to bash Bush and coddle Obama, CBS decided it was time for a change when they picked Letterman’s replacement. And by change I mean, CBS decided to go even farther out on that liberal limb.

Steven Colbert? Seriously? They went with a guy whose entire body of work on TV consists of a lame O’Reilly impersonation – night after night after night. They say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what do you call it when take your flattery to the point of beating a dead horse for thirteen-hundred episodes? (Tiresome and unimaginative are two words that spring to mind.)

CBS’ Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler tried to explain the decision this way:

He’s done some limited speaking engagements [as himself]. When you really have such admiration for somebody’s talent, intelligence, and satiric ability, you know there’s a gifted performer there. Dave’s shoes are very big to fill, and we believe Stephen will honor Dave’s legacy in terms of his ability and intellect.

source: Entertainment Weekly

WOW! So it was on the strength of “some limited speaking engagements” that CBS figured Colbert could be something more than just a one-note Stevie?

It’s no shocker that CBS continues the leftward march alongside all the rest of the Obama State Media, picking yet another talking head as liberal as Lauer and as kooky as Couric. What is surprising though, is that after so many years perfecting the art of selling propaganda as something unbiased, CBS is finally taking off the mask.

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Let’s review a little history of government shutdowns, because none of this was mentioned anywhere across the Obama State Media:

  • During the Ford presidency, a Democrat-controlled Congress started the history of government shutdowns with a 10 day shutdown from Sept. 30 to Oct. 11, 1976
  • The Democrat-controlled Congress shutdown the government during the Carter presidency FIVE TIMES.
  • Congress shutdown the government EIGHT TIMES under President Reagan, the first six under split houses, the last two with . . . you guessed it, a Democrat-controlled Congress.
  • Democrats shut down the government once again during George H.W. Bush’s presidency.
  • Then came the two previously most recent shutdowns in Clinton vs. Gingrich I and II.
source: WaPo

For those of you not keeping count, that’s seventeen government shutdowns since 1976.

But then something interesting happened on the eighteenth government shutdown . . .

It happened during Obama’s presidency and suddenly, for the first time in 18 shutdowns, we were told OH MY GOD, IT’S RACISM!

Obama zombies like Robert Redford speaking on CNN, Chris Noth appearing on MSNBC, Joyce Jones of BET, Roger Simon of Politico, Zack Beauchamp of Think Progress and Salon’s Joan Walsh (just to name a few) these people can’t resist pulling the race card any more than the lab rat can resist a cocaine pill:

17 previous shutdowns in 37 years, but this time it’s RAAAAAACIST!

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How powerful is the media in America? Powerful enough to convince most Americans that it when it comes to the last two presidents, it was George W. Bush who was the mental midget and it’s Barack Obama who’s the great intellectual president of our times.

So the media would have us believe that it’s Bush who’s the dummy and it’s Obama who’s the genius?

Well, perhaps Bush had a strange way of pronouncing the word “nuclear”, but there was nothing Bush ever said that comes even close to . . .

Barack Obama’s 13 Most Unfortunate Displays of Ignorance

Barack Obama, Our Commander-in-Chief# 13 – “One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy ‘Corpse-Man’ Christian Brossard.” – Barack Obama, Feb. 5, 2010. There he is folks, the commander-in-chief of America’s armed forces. Can you imagine if George W. Bush had done something as ignorant as speaking of a United States Marine CORPSE?

The media would’ve never let us hear the end of it.

# 12 – “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii.” Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008. Perhaps he was thinking of his home countries, because, interestingly enough, there are 57 states in the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

# 11 – Obama admits to “not having been there and not seeing all the facts” and then immediately proceeds to state that “the Cambridge police acted stupidly” in the arrest of black scholar Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., July 22, 2009. Thank God no one ever put this man on a jury.

Obama Facepalm# 10 – In trying to defend a government takeover of the American health care system, Obama actually undercuts his argument by saying this: “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” – Barack Obama, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009. What a perfect analogy as to why NOT to put the government in charge of one-sixth of our economy.

# 9 – Like a fool sending a rose to Hitler and hoping maybe he’ll see the light, Obama begins his presidency by sending Russia a “reset button”, as if President Bush was the real problem in our dealings with Putin and the Soviets. Unfortunately, they got the translation wrong and the button actually read “overcharged.” Whoops! And how’s that reset button working out for us now, Mr. President?

# 8 – Obama the bigot: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” – Barack Obama, April 11, 2008, showing his prejudice in stereotyping suburban Democrats who dared to vote for Hillary in the Democrat primaries.

# 7 – “I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.” Barack Obama, March 1, 2013. If you’re going to try to throw in a hip reference for the geeks in the audience, do not mix Star Trek’s Vulcan mind meld with Star Wars’ Jedi mind trick. (Posting the source link twice here because it’s a pretty funny read on why it matters to a geek.)

# 6 – Obama thinks Hawaii is in Asia: “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking – whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” – Obama, speaking in Hawaii, USA, Nov. 16, 2011.

# 5 – “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” — Barack Obama, Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011. Yeah, that was awesome when they drove that Golden Spike in 1869 and North America and South America were connected through the great “Intercontinental” Railroad.

# 4 – “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” – Barack Obama, Tampa, FL, Jan. 28, 2010.


Obama Sees Dead People# 3 – “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” – Barack Obama during a Memorial Day address in Las Cruces, New Mexico on May 26, 2008. Great job of not understanding the meaning of Memorial Day when you tried to go off the teleprompter and add in the part about how you “see many of them in the audience”. They’re not in the audience because they sacrificed their lives for this nation, Mr. President! Seriously, we elected a president who doesn’t understand the meaning of Memorial Day.

# 2 – Obama thinks Austrian is a language: “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of – I don’t know what the term is in Austrian – wheeling and dealing.” Barack Obama, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009. Yeah, Obama doesn’t even know the people of Austria speak German, but the media would have you believe Dan Quayle’s the real dummy for adding an “e” at the end when spelling potato.

# 1 – “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida . . .” – Barack Obama, Tonight Show, 8/6/2013. Wow, perhaps we need to update our schoolbooks in your honor, Mr. President.

The Obama Gulf

That’s the guy the media sold America on as being the great intellectual president of our times.

Let’s face it, you take the guy away from his teleprompter and you realize the real reason Obama had to keep his college transcripts under lock and key.

BONUS: Two examples of what Obama sounds like when the teleprompter failed at a town hall meeting:

“What they’ll say is, ‘Well it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost, about. It it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to do it. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can’t hear myself.” – Barack Obama, Bristol, Virginia, June 5, 2008.

“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer…” – Barack Obama, Bristol, Virginia, June 5, 2008.

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Exactly 40 years from when the senate hearings brought the Watergate scandal to the forefront of the national consciousness, Barack Obama finds his administration now being exposed for the widespread abuses they’ve engaged in over their own four-and-a-half years in power.

The similarities between the two administrations are striking. Consider this quote from the Watergate tapes where Nixon discusses the kind of IRS commissioner was looking for:

Nixon Used His IRS Commissioner to Attack His Enemies, Too

I want to be sure that he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he will do what he is told, that every income tax return I want to see, I see.

source: Politico

Now that we know the IRS engaged in a widespread campaign of targeting innocent Americans for their political beliefs, now that we know this president, in just one term, met with his IRS commissioner more than every other president combined, you’d have to be straight-up plum crazy to imagine that Obama wasn’t the orchestrator of the IRS gestapo techniques.

Well guess what? Those plum-crazy obama lovers really do exist! While 76% of Americans want a special investigator to look into the IRS abuse of power and 7% of Americans are so clueless they can’t even give a response other than “I don’t know”, fully 17% of Americans are so far gone with their Obama as Messiah worship, they don’t think a special investigator is needed and they’re honestly are trying very hard to spin those 157 visits:

it’s important to know why Shulman was at the WH. My guess is it had a lot to do withthe implementation of Obamacare, and nothing whatsoever to do with the Obama-hating right’s delusional fantasy of a “IT’S WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!!!!!!!!” conspiracy.

source: some Obamabot named mishajohn1 commenting at politico

First, that’s a frightening thought to imagine that the enforcement and punishment of Americans who dare not purchase government mandated health insurance is going to take 157 visits to sort out, but sorry, without having HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in attendance, these discussions were not about the implementation of Obamacare. Nice try, but Sebelius was there at the White House less than 50 times.

Other Obamabots might suggest it was about routine revenue issues, perhaps he was there to talk about Treasury issues and deficit reduction . . . Sorry, but those are meetings that would surely require Geithner to be involved in as well and the tax cheat that runs the Treasury visited even less than Sebelius.

There is only one logical conclusion that can be drawn from an unprecedented 157 visits and all the evil and abusive tactics the IRS used to trample dissent in America – Barack Obama was both the architect and orchestrator of this assault on the core of American democracy.

Barack Obama’s agents in the media will do everything they can to ignore the evidence and bury their master’s role in the IRS abuses. It’s up to you and me then to ride these lame mules of the mainstream media and beat them into moving forward with the story. Stop playing the role of Obama State Media and do the job you’re supposed to do as investigative journalists and give these scandals the very same coverage they deserved when Nixon was president.

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