I Loath CBS News

This video below speaks to a very large reason of why I loath CBS News. As these two, so-called reporters interview Mitt Romney, their questions just drip with disdain as they attempt to goad Romney into accusing the Obama campaign of making racist remarks, which it did. Also listen to the way the info-babe misquotes Joe Biden’s remarks, quoting Biden as saying “Republicans want to unshackle Wall Street and put middle class Americans back in chains”.

What Joe Biden said was something quite different

Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.

Also note the unflattering screen cap that anchors the video. It makes it look like Romney has been on a bender for the last several days and just woke up to do the interview.

Spin baby spin!

“Planned” monologue from today’s Roderic Deane show:

Politics is so much fun! I love it! I’m not even remotely inclined to run for office, but I love all the machinations that go along with being a politician in this, the information age. I have always been intrigued by the term “spin”, a term which I think gained traction during the Clinton administration. It refers to the practice of a politician’s spokesperson to describe an event in a way that benefits that politician’s message, however muddled or misconstrued it might have been. Mastering “spin” is the modern-day politician’s primary tool to obfuscate, distort, misdirect, pontificate or, simply, lie. Barack Obama and his administration have mastered the art of “spin”. There are, however, certain politicians that seem to rise above the need to spin. More on that as the show unfolds…

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating “spin” as I’ve described it. I’m just intrigued by how a politician can say something, get hammered for it, and then “spin” his way out of it as if what he said never happened. Specifically, I’m talking about Newt Gingrich. Last Sunday, he referred to Paul Ryan’s budget plan as “right-wing social engineering” during an interview with David Gregory on Meet the Press (or Meet the Depressed, as Mark Levin refers to it). Now, I have to tell you, I don’t watch those Sunday shows. As Levin infers by his description of “Meet The Depressed”, they ALL depress me. Fortunately for me, I have a show prep to do and I’m usually working those preparations while those idiotic shows are airing.

But, I digress. I want to talk about Newt Gingrich’s comments, because they give us an insight into a politician’s mind. Why would he disparage the one plan that reigns in government spending (that is, Paul Ryan’s plan)? There is no other plan to oppose Obama’s agenda, yet Newt felt comfortable in characterizing it as “right-wing social engineering”. Nothing could be further from the truth! Paul Ryan’s proposal is attempting to take healthcare away from government control and establish free-market forces to correct our plunge into socialism.

Is Newt a legitimate candidate for consideration as President? Right now, I would have to say no. He seems to be too interested in appeasing the Washington and media elites than in coming out strong for reform. I’m going to go back to a previous program where I asserted that the #1 trait I want to see from a Republican candidate is FEARLESSNESS. Here’s what I said:

[Audio – Another one bites the dust: Fearlessness – 0:43]

Maybe Newt got blind-sided by David Gregory on Meet the Press, I don’t know. What I do know is that you cannot expect to get a walk-in-the-park interview by the lamestream media. I thought Newt was smart, but his performance last Sunday tells me that he still has a long way to go. Has no Republican candidate thought about how the media treated Sarah Palin in 2008? Do they think they themselves will be exempt from such treatment? Give me a break!

Sarah Palin knows a thing or two about the lamestream media’s agenda. Her interview with Katie Couric in 2008 was probably the most embarrassing interview of that entire election cycle. She was baptized in the knowledge that the lamestream media lays in wait to pounce and “spin” an interview toward the worst possible outcome for ANY Republican candidate, but particularly CONSERVATIVES. She must be laughing in Wasilla right now, thinking “Newt, we hardly knew ye, but I thought you were smarter than that!”

The approaching election cycle is like none in our lifetime. It is a referendum on the future of our country, make no doubt about it! If you love liberty, you have to engage….NOW! Go to a Tea Party event and take a poster. I don’t care if your two-year-old makes it! You’ll feel much better and you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who are as concerned as you. Oh, and in case you’re worried about what you’ve heard about Tea Party rallies being a collection or racist, homophobic, right-wing radicals, dismiss it! The lamestream media has gone to great lengths to paint Tea Party attendees in those terms and nothing could be further from the truth, but don’t take my word for it. Attend a Tea Party event! You will be glad you did, but I warn you. Be prepared to find yourself disparaged as a right-wing kook for doing it.

…..and that’s my two-cents worth for the week.