Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Journalistic Malpractice

***I know, I keep hammering on this. There was a time when the media tried to appear objective. They've abandoned that and are so obviously pro-Obama that there's not even a question - unless you're talking to a clueless Obama lemming, of course.

White House media ignores Obama's Muslim-outreach meltdown.

The press corps asked no questions during Monday’s White House press conference about the meltdown of President Barack Obama‘s high-profile Muslim outreach policy.
Instead, they spent time asking low-impact questions, such as whether officials timed today’s announcement of a new lawsuit against Chinese auto part makers to aid the president’s two campaign stops in Ohio.
They used up the bulk of their limited time throwing softball questions.
“It was a beautiful weekend for golf and he wasn’t out on the course,” asked one reporter, according to a transcript. “Is it safe to assume maybe he was doing some preparation [for the presidential debates] at the White House?”
“Can you give us any guidance or insight into how the President is monitoring the situation in Afghanistan?” asked another reporter. The journalists’ names are not included in the transcript.

Gosh, go easy on him, guys.

After the American media grabbed and held the pro-Obama headlines against Romney’s comments and took Obama’s “Romney shoots first and aims second” quote to iconic proportions, the rest of the world is reporting that the Obama administration knew about the planned-attack on the Benghazi, Libya Embassy where four Americans, including United States Ambassador Christopher Steven was murdered.
That strong allegation needs to be “the story”, not the political-trouncing of Mitt Romney, a man who has nothing to do with the White House, the U.S. Embassy, or the deadly and non-deadly attacks on our United States Embassy’s around the world. “The story” obviously involves the White House and the president within – Barack Obama – not the Massachusetts challenger.

Mitt, you're running out of time. You're not going to be "friends" with the press, so take the gloves off.

Obama "watched a lot of football" this weekend. Well, there's certainly nothing pressing going on that needs his attention...

***Libya: We gave U.S. three-day warning of Benghazi attack. Just *imagine* if this were a Republican president.

***This is the truth. The ones I've talked to are utterly clueless. Some of them honestly still blame Bush. That borders on psychosis, in my opinion.

***Seven common comments non-Christians make about Christians. This is interesting.

***This is where I'd like to be...

***From Heartwarming Stories:

I had been teaching my three-year-old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer: "Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail. Amen." 


Can you find the names of 25 books of the Bible in this paragraph? This is a most remarkable puzzle. Someone found it in the seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping himself occupied for hours. One man from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Roy Clark studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Victs mentioned it in her column once. One woman judges the job to be so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help calm her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot...that's a fact. Some people will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. The truth is, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have. Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation may help, books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. And punctuation or spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete. Remember, there are 25 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph. 


***Professor made students sign "Vote for Obama" pledge.

A Florida community college has launched an investigation and placed a tenured professor on leave over reports that she made students in a math class sign a pledge to vote for President Obama.


***Ohio death row inmate makes the case that he's too obese for execution. Well, that's a new one.


***Deal with the consequences of your actions, 'cause life ain't no video game. ~~ Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

***Have a great day!

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