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The Non-Exit Strategy Strategy: Damage Control Now Impossible

In Weekly Rant on 23/03/2011 at 19:59

On his way back from samba lessons in Buenos Aires Barack Obama is being greeted by a decidedly disappointed liberal media. When Jake Tapper is disappointed with a liberal president, let’s face it, damage control is pretty much impossible.

Never mind that Tapper and his cronies in the New York division of the White House press room have pimped this guy off on the American people for three years, now they want us to believe they are astonished with the result. We’ve not seen ingenuousness like this since Louie discovered gambling at Rick’s Place.

For weeks now—actually since the beginning of the year—we have been witnessing the gradual defection of the liberal media from the Obama camp, but there is a problem. They have nowhere to go.

Where is the Ted Kennedy who will challenge a president so out of his depth that the US Coast Guard couldn’t mount a rescue operation? Hillary gives no indication of running.

We are now in a de facto state of war with Libya and Obama is like a kid playing behind the wheel of Daddy’s car. He’s pushing buttons, cranking the wheel this way and that, and suddenly he finds the keys. Now the car is rolling out of the driveway.

This is not what we had in mind when we called for a no-fly zone. Charlie Wilsons War was funny; this is not. Before one wages war with even the most despicable Third World potentate, it is advisable to 1) know that one can finish the job, and 2) know that someone—preferably someone friendlier to your national interests—can fill the void once the operation is completed.

The Obama doctrine—which as near as we can determine is something akin to the Butterfly McQueen doctrine on birthing babies—it would seem does not take into consideration finite details. Get Gates on the phone; he can figure it out.

So what do we have?

What we now have is a media shooting rubber bands at each other across the press rooms of America, while a befuddled president makes yet another unfixable mess. This is no small problem for the likes of Tapper and Williams and that hoopster Harry Smith. They have to cocktail with this guy.

The question is now being asked: What if Gaddafi survives? And not a moment too soon, we might add. Because, thus far, it appears the dictator is consulting Jean Paul Gaultier on his fall line.

Helen is Gone: Now Maybe The Eight-Day Clock Can Tick Again

In Disappearing Ink on 10/06/2010 at 06:08

In her sixty plus year Helen hasn’t had an objective opinion on anything, and especially not on Israel. Helen is an Arab and she hates Israel.

Talent hasn’t ever been a big issue with Helen, she has little, but her politics made her the perfect mascot for the elite media at the presidential mansion. How does a press secretary gun the gas pedal and put tire tracks up the back of a little old lady who looks like your–well someone’s–grandmother? Her status as the “First Lady” of the Washington press corps was achieved the old fashioned way: she outlived the rest.

Over the course of America’s war with Islam Helen has repeated given aid and comfort to our enemies and undermined our CIA’s efforts to obtain intelligence that will stop at nothing to destroy us.

During her six decades in Washington Thomas has leveled unsubstantiated charges at anyone who has dared to be descent in the face of the rampant decline of decency and decried traditional American values. She has been responsible–as have many in the Washington Press Corps–for the lives of U.S. soldiers and CIA operatives on the field of battle. Helen hates traditional America.

But this week Helen blew it big time. She is anti Semitic and she has finally copped to it.

That and only that is the reason Hearst Newspapers gave her the boot, not because she is anti-Semitic mind you, but because the entire industry is rife with Jew haters and Helen inadvertently ratted them out.

“They are occupied,” Helen said of the Palestinians, a people that did not exist in history prior to the 20th century.

Where have we heard that term before? Occupied. We have heard it every night on news broadcasts since Israeli’s took back the West Bank, the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip in 1967. Bethlehem is considered occupied territory, a town that has held enormous historical significance to Jews for 4,000 years, and to Christians for 2,000. It is the City of David. Jericho is also occupied. Tell me what right Muslims have to these cities in history?

The United Nations established Israel’s boundaries from a 1917 League of Nations covenant, and says the Golan Heights, Gaza and the West Bank belong to the Palestinians. And because the UN says it Helen believes it.

Helen issued an apology after the fact for her hateful remarks against Israel and the Jewish people:

I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.

Right. File that in the same can you used for Jane Fonda’s Vietnam apology.

I suppose I should take no pleasure in the downfall of another human being, but in Helen’s case I’ll make an exception. When I think of the thousands of boys who died in Vietnam while she slandered them in her columns, when I think of the dead CIA agents she helped put in their graves, when I think of the 2,000-year plight of Jews around the world to regain their homeland, I take great pleasure in dumping on Helen Thomas.

Goodbye, Helen, maybe Jake Tapper will miss you, but we will not. You were a hack.

The Problem Isn’t The Spill – It’s The Drips That Report It

In Disappearing Ink on 08/05/2010 at 19:03

ABC's snarling news hound, Jake Tapper

ABC (the Anti-American Broadcasting Company) is reporting this morning that crucial safeguards in place on British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig failed when the rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana two weeks ago

The disingenuousness of television network news and the Obama administration it hocks for on a daily basis shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone by now, but the way media have massaged the spill in the Gulf to satisfy its left-wing political agenda is astounding.

Here are a couple of ways both the administration and the media are exploiting it:

First the size of the spill is being reported in gallons-per-day rather than barrels, in order to make the disaster appear more catastrophic. To a wing of New York news fairies that have never checked a dipstick in their entire lives 70,000 barrels of oil just doesn’t have the pizzazz that 3,000,000 gallons does.

In comparison, the Exxon Valdez dumped a total of 257,000 barrels (that’s 11 million gallons in news-speak), requiring a nasty cleanup effort that took 4 years to complete.

Unreported by the networks in the Valdez spill, however, is that Alaskan winter storms did more to clean up the mess than all of the government-mandated penitence Exxon paid for daring to be in the petroleum business.

In this latest television production British Petroleum is playing the Exxon role.

Not to minimize the human toll in the event or its eventual effect on Gulf Coast business; the damage will be significant, and undoubtedly BP will be found to have made mistakes in the end. But the public doesn’t seem to be buying this as the national disaster the media played up in the Valdez spill.

Secondly, where was the Obama administration when the well blew? What about the spill contingency plan they did not implement immediately? And what is it about these guys and their ski vacations and rafting trips? By now even some Democrats are calling Barack the “What Me Worry? President.”

So where is this red-meat media that practically accused George Bush of creating Katrina? Here’s Jake Tapper’s contribution: That Jake is a real counter-puncher! Okay, Tapper broke the story on Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland’s raft trip at the beginning of the crisis, but where oh where is the vitriol the networks handed out to the Bush administration night after night?

The Washington Post takes Obama to task with this headline: Oil Spill, Failed Bombing Offer Obama A Challenge Of Message, Management. Grrr! You guys are fierce guard dogs of the public trust.

Once again Obama was asleep at the switch, and we probably wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Redstate.com.

When all is said and done the Deepwater Horizon spill could be worse than the Valdez, but it may not come anywhere close. Newsies love to talk potential when it involves the lives of cute little sea otters. The eleven dead guys on the platform don’t bother them much.

But the worst toll may be to US security. Media and the Left and are already using the Gulf disaster  to stop all future petroleum drilling off US coastal waters, even when part of every dollar US motorists spend on gas goes directly into the coffers of Osama bin Laden.

Osama became rich on American oil dollars and the media should be pounding that every night. Instead of cooing when Al Gore sends them housewarming invitations for his new seaside palace.