Fast and Furious Scandal Resurfaces—Media Ignore It

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Photo via Fellowship of the Minds

 

Family Security Matters

ROGER ARONOFF

The liberal media avoid reporting on President Obama’s many scandals [1] at any cost, and Fast and Furious is no exception. Despite the media’s studied avoidance of these scandals, their impact continues. When Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents discovered that a weapon from Fast and Furious was found in Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Mexican hideout, there was virtual silence from the mainstream media.

But U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling that President Obama cannot use executive privilege to prevent the release of records to Congress has the potential to breathe new life into this ongoing scandal. “Berman Jackson limited her order to information not covered by other protections and told the Justice Department to produce it by Feb. 2,” reports [2] Bloomberg. The judge is an Obama appointee, and yet none of the network evening news shows found this story to be newsworthy. The only mention of it in The Washington Post was in an online blog, PowerPost, under the heading “Hot on the Right,” that linked to a Politico story. You see, it’s a story that only appeals to conservatives, so why bother to put a reporter on it?

Don’t expect reporters to suddenly start reporting on Fast and Furious’ ongoing death toll.

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Obama Continues Caving to Iran While Taking Credit for Diplomacy

 

Accuracy in Media

The mainstream media cannot stand that the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, in depicting the violence in Benghazi and the heroism of the Global Response Staff (GRS), has a straightforward common-sense message. Instead, reporters like Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post see fit to mock that heroism, and even suggest that President Obama’s latest appeasement to Iran deserves equal Hollywood fame.

“But, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry secured the release of American prisoners in Iran just hours after ‘13 Hours’ opened, the movie’s simplistic, shooting-good-talking-bad moral scheme began to ring impressively false,” arguesHornaday. “Maybe one day, State Department envoy Brett McGurk, who led the team that negotiated the release, will get his own big-screen blockbuster, even if it doesn’t feature prominent biceps, heavy ordnance and a careening SUV with its wheels on fire.”

A key message of 13 Hours, and the Benghazi scandal, is that the GRS’s gun-toting heroism wouldn’t have been necessary if President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hadn’t been derelict in their duty to secure the U.S. Special Mission Compound beforehand, or to provide military support to the Americans once the shooting started.

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French Reporters Stunned At Obama’s Ignorance: “He is an Ass*ole! An Ass*ole!”

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DC Whispers

Obama Just Said The Most Stunningly Idiotic Thing EVER.

Now it appears some among the Climate Summit’s host-nation French media were just as outraged by Barack Obama’s glaringly ignorant commentary regarding how mass shootings only happen in the United States – and said those words while standing on a stage in Paris less than two weeks after that city saw hundreds of its citizens gunned down and blown up by Muslim terrorists in a mass shooting attack.

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“The president appeared tired, bored, and then made comments that had some reporters glancing at one another as if to say, “Did he really just say that?”

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Liberal Media Moonbats Claim Lady Liberty Is a Muslim

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Obama often blathers delusionally about the supposed contribution of Islam to American culture, raving at one point that Muslims built “the very fabric of our nation.” His friends at the Washington Post have finally uncovered what they are passing off as evidence to back him up:

The man who designed the Statue of Liberty once worked on project that would’ve involved a towering Egyptian peasant woman, meaning the iconic New York City monument’s roots can be traced to Islam, according to the Washington Post.

That’s some stretch, even for the Islamophile propagandists who control the “mainstream” media establishment.

“The first draft for what would become the nation’s symbol of welcome to the ‘huddled masses’ was conceived by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi not for the Statue of Liberty but for an entirely different project: a lighthouse that would stand at the entrance to the Suez Canal,” writes the Post’s Yanan Wang.

“Bartholdi would carve the likeness of an Egyptian peasant woman holding aloft a torch of freedom. The monument, twice as high as the Sphinx, would guard the waterway’s entrance and perhaps double as a lighthouse. Its name would be Egypt (or Progress) Bringing Light to Asia,” she added, citing the historian Michael B. Oren.

But Muslim societies tending to be economically dysfunctional, that project fell through due to lack of funds.

Bartholdi later met with French abolitionist Edouard Rene de Laboulaye, and suggested that France give the United States a gift to recognize the close of the American Civil War. Drawing from his scrapped plans for the Suez Canal, the French sculptor hit upon an entirely new idea: A towering version of the Roman goddess Libertas.

This is how Wang tied the Statue of Liberty to the idea that it was conceived originally as an Egyptian Muslim.

The Daily Beast actually ran a piece floating the Lady Liberty Is a Muslim canard as an argument for allowing thousands of Islamic “refugees” from the terrorist breeding grounds of Syria to continue colonizing the country.

In their desperation to find anything of a factual nature that would support their ideology, liberals have lost all fear of making fools of themselves.

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Mark Levin: Time to Start Using the ‘I-Word’

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PJ Media via Mark Levin Show

On his radio show yesterday, Mark ‘The Great One’ Levin said that Republicans “have to grow a set” and go after the imperial president, also known as President Barack Obama. He said this in response to a question from a listener who wondered whether it was time for Republicans to throw around the ‘I-word’: impeachment.

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“Chattanooga Five” Memorial Event Ignored by National Media


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An estimated 100,000 people showed up at a memorial event last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee to honor and remember the four Marines and one Navy Sailor who were assassinated at the hands of a Muslim jihadist in July. The national news media chose to ignore this massive outpouring of gratitude and remembrance for these fallen American heroes.  However, while the local media provided ample coverage, they took exception to remarks by Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (ret), who was invited to be one of the principal speakers.

So what were Admiral Lyons’ offensive words that so upset the local officials who organized the event, and the local media who reported on it? Specifically, Admiral Lyons laid the blame for the assassination on the “evil of radical Islam.”

Among other things, he said, “This tragedy never had to happen. They weren’t cut down on a battlefield. This was not workplace violence,” a clear reference to the Obama administration’s characterization of the attack by Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 and wounded 32 at Ft. Hood in Texas back in 2009.

Lyons stated “Make no mistake, it is clear our Constitution and way of life are under attack.” He also argued that it was President Obama’s policies that have contributed to the social unrest and the atmosphere of hate.

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