Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mainstream Media: All Bias No Thunder

by Spike Spencer

President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the troops recently in Baghdad. For that I applaud him. The troops were buoyed up by a visit by their Commander and Chief. And that is a good thing. He also praised them for their service and commitment. Also a good thing. Then he went on to say that they had done a remarkable job in giving Iraq a great gift; the chance to govern themselves in a Democratic fashion. A free people now able to seek their own path thanks to the efforts of the U.S MILITARY!

Uh, come again?

President Barack Obama just praised the troops for winning the war that he voted against. The war that, up until his election, we were told we were losing and never should have been there in the first place. Am I wrong in seeing this as a inadvertent stealth justification of Pres. Bush’s Iraq policies? Doesn’t this seem like big news? Shouldn’t this be striking like a lightning bolt across the screens of every television and newspaper across the globe? So where’s the thunder?

Isn’t this the President from the party that has called our servicemen and women murderers, rapists, and torturers? Didn’t Senator John Kerry (D-MA) say that our soldiers were smashing down doors in the dark of the night terrorizing innocent Iraqi citizens? Didn’t Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) call the Iraq war a failure and that the surge didn’t work at all? Didn’t Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-NY) recently say that her vote to go to Iraq was a mistake and she shouldn’t have made it? Didn’t Congressman Jack Murtha (D-PA) call them murderers and say that we can’t win? Didn’t President Obama call it a dumb and rash war?

So, after what the President said to our soldiers in Baghdad, um, wouldn’t that make those on the left, uh, how do I put this gently,,, WRONG!?

If this were the other way around; we would never hear the end of it. How many times during George Bush’s term did the press try to get him to say he made a mistake? They were relentless. Now that it is blatantly obvious that all the critics were wrong and their leader just stood up and more or less stated exactly that, where are the journalists? Where are the pretty bobble head TV news teleprompter readers? Where’s the outrage? Where’s the pride in a job well done? Where’s the mea culpa from the left? Where is the thunder after Obama’’s lightning bolt?

As usual, what do we hear? Crickets.

Now I’m not saying there’s an obvious bias here. No, that would just be silly right wing conspiracy talk. The sad truth is, it’s no conspiracy at all. It’s blatant, in your face, and completely tolerated by a populous that is spoon fed left wing pablum daily from every media outlet. We are watching the unraveling of what our country stands for right before our eyes and being told we are not seeing it. Our representatives voted in a huge budget-busting “stimulus” plan that is no stimulus, chock full of pork projects, and none of them even knew what was in the bill. Chris Dodd (D-CT) votes to give the CEO’s their bonuses, then tells us the next day, he didn’t. Pres. Obama subserviently bows to the leader of another country and we’re told he didn’t. All of these are proven lies with an abundance of evidence.

So again I ask… WHERE’S THE THUNDER!?

I’ve heard it said that we used to roar like lions for liberty, but now we blather like sheep for security. I think Benjamin Franklin said it best when he stated “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.’ We sit and watch as our liberties are taken away with lies and deceit from the left and we say nothing. Well, I say, enough. Take action. Speak out. Call your Senators and Congressmen. Remind them who they work for! I pray it’s not too late. I pray that we can turn this big ship around and head in the right direction. For if we can not; where else can we go?


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