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Monday, July 20, 2015

How is this garbage in my newspaper?

This was actually in my newspaper today. An actual newspaper spent money on ink and paper to publish this:

A question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology that he could not see the damage his policies were creating? The Iran deal provides an answer.

Really? Has that question really hung in the air? Have any sane people actually been asking this question? Really?
First of all, Barack Obama is about the least ideological political figure in the country. (Not to his credit.)
Secondly, what "fundamental transformation" has he accomplished? How different is the country today than in 2008? Other than the economy having turned around and American soldiers not being killed on a regular basis. Tax rates haven't changed significantly, health care is still run by mulit-billion dollar for-profit private companies, and mouth-breathers still get to wave automatic weapons around in public. So what's the big transformation?

At his press conference, our duplicitous leader chose to call black white and claim that the deal does the opposite of what it does -- allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, albeit after a decent interval. We are deep into Orwellian territory now. "War is peace. Ignorance is strength." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is crowing that Iran achieved all of its objectives and the U.S. none.

Right, we totally can't trust the Iranians, and let's take Rouhani at his word that he acheived all his objectives. I mean, why would he lie?

 But from his first inaugural address onward, Obama both secretly and openly wooed the Iranian regime. In the process, he repeatedly lied to Congress, our allies and the American people, settling, to my satisfaction at least, that he is inflicting this potential catastrophe wittingly.

Look, I get that this Charen character normally writes for "Town Hall" or some other sort of right-wing bathroom tissue, but how the hell are legitimate papers picking up this baseless slander against a sitting US President? 


anne marie in philly said...

cause the white racists are pissed off that a black man is in the white house.

Bob Slatten said...

Cause Obama Hate sells papers.
It's all about the Benjamins.

Lowell said...

There is very little journalistic integrity left these days. Yellow journalism has always been with us - cf. Hearst - but the MSM today, owned by the 1%, will do anything to sell their product. FAUX News is the baseline.

One Fly said...

it's all that and more and what it does do that is the bullshittery everywhere is shape society's attitudes and not for what the truth/reality is. It works real well too!

Lowell said...

The MSM is wholly owned by the 1% who continue to see Obama for the threat he isn't. And profit is their motive, truth and relevance or objectivity be damned.