In the past, I and others have ranted and raved as to the MSM and how misguided it appears to be. This past week is clearly the perfect example of this malfeasance on the part of the press. We can of course point to the vicious attacks aimed at the so called Tea Party candidates as well as the lament by the MSM whining about the “establishment politicians” that lost primaries. Or how about the moronic story I saw as to the number of staff jobs that will be lost in D.C if the Democrats lose? You can’t make this kind of idiocy up! However, before I get of onto my rant of the week, I’m going to take Sean Hannity to task.
On Friday, Sean had Pat Caddell, an extremely decent man on his show with another (I forget who she was) guest. Sean was discussing the moronic debacle that was the Steven Colbert testimony before a house committee. Pat Caddell tried many times to make the point that Sean as all the MSM was doing, was focusing on that rather than what was the most important hearing of the day which was the Coates testimony before the US Civil Rights Commission. For the record. Mr. Caddell is a Democratic consultant who has been lamenting for sometime now that the party he knew has been high jacked by extreme radicals. Sean ignored what he was trying to get across, choosing to focus on the outrageous in hopes of pointing out the idiocy of the Democrats instead of using his forum to educate the public on the real issues. Mr. Caddell tried his best to steer Sean to that subject. Kudos Pat! Shame on you Sean! I’ve said to many time an educated Public is the most important weapon we have against the coming tyranny and in this case, Sean failed miserably!
Now, let’s discuss this. Yesterday, I spent hours searching for the different posts, stories, etc. as to Mr. Coates testimony. For the first 3 or 4 hours, Google news didn’t even have it listed in their U.S. stories. They sure as hell had the Colbert fiasco listed though! I did however find this:
Colbert 1,300; Coates 196
By Donald Sensing
That's the count on Google News' leads of the coverage of the testimonies of comedian Stephen Colbert and Dept. of Justice official Christopher Coates. Colbert testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. Coates appeared before the US Civil Rights Commission.
Below reposted from Right Wing News, but easily found on many sites:
Coates: Voter Intimidation Ignored in the Department of Justice If Victim Is White
On June 30th, I wrote the following about the first claim of racism at the Department of Justice. Megyn Kelly had just interviewed J. Christian Adams and the word was out about the lack of concern when white folks were victims of voter intimidation.
“There is a pervasive hostility within the civil rights division at the Justice Department toward these sorts of cases,” Adams told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.
Adams says the dismissal is a symptom of the Obama administration’s reverse racism and that the Justice Department will not pursue voting rights cases against white victims.
“In voting, that will be the case over the next few years, there’s no doubt about it,” he said.
J. Christian Adams was dismissed as a partisan hack, a right winger with an agenda.
Today, his supervisor, Christopher Coates, went against the orders of the DOJ, who told him to ignore a subpoena and spoke truth to power.
His message was disturbing. He described a division of the Department of justice that was hostile toward defending white people and prosecuting the minorities who intimidate them:
He said civil rights attorneys stick to cases that involve minority victims, and he said the Black Panther case was dismissed following "pressure" by the NAACP and "anger" at the case within the Justice Department itself.
"That anger was the result of their deep-seated opposition to the equal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act against racial minorities and for the protection of white voters who have been discriminated against," he said.
He said a 2005 case against a black official in Mississippi over voter intimidation claims had stirred a backlash in the department and from civil rights groups -- and that the New Black Panther case was no different.
The Department of Justice dismissed the testimony, calling the investigation "thin on facts and evidence and thick on rhetoric."
"The department makes enforcement decisions based on the merits, not the race, gender or ethnicity of any party involved," department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said. "We are committed to comprehensive and vigorous enforcement of the federal laws that prohibit voter intimidation."
So, let’s look at this. We have definitive proof that the DOJ squashed a winnable suit against a bunch of racists! And before we go any further, I sure as hell don’t want to hear the “reverse racism” B.S! This is racism pure and simple being practiced by the Atty: Gen. and in turn the racist in chief himself (for you lobbies out there, that’s the clown in the White house). In turn, to turn attention away from this, we have the outrageous display in the house with our friend Mr. Colbert. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out this deal. Propaganda at its purest. Highlight the lies and the absurd. Take the voter’s attention away from the real issues, especially if they hurt the ones in power! This in fact makes Sean Hannity’s approach to it Friday all the more disgusting!
We then go to our friend John Kerry. At first, this was John at his best, basically calling the American electorate stupid which in the end is exactly what he meant. But look at it closely as there is some truth in what he says, at least up to a point.
“A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.’
Mr. Kerry was referring to those of us who identify with the Tea Party and the founding principles of our country. His point, at least from his jaded view is that we are reacting to sound bites, phrases or whatever and that we in fact do not really understand the issues. John’s problem is that in fact he doesn’t understand what’s happening. The electorate is in fact educating itself on what is actually going on with our politicians. In turn the incumbents see the tide turning against them and do what they do best. Lash out with lies. Talk down to us peons who are too stupid to understand issues. And on and on. Yet, look again at Friday’s happenings.
The MSM and some morons on the right purposely glossed over the important stuff, choosing to concentrate on the trivial or absurd. Why? To turn the voter’s attention away from the real news! Mr. Kerry is right about one thing and it’s something I’ve said in the past. The American voter does have a short attention span. Things get a little better and we let our guards down, Then poof! Next thing you know we’ve elected a hard core Marxist as our President!
The tactics being used by the MSM and the party in power are classic. They have been used before, in Germany, the old USSR and recently in Venezuaela. “We the People” must always be alert to these tactics. We must not, as Sean did this last Friday fall into the trap as he did and focus on NOTHING!
So, when all is said and done, here it is clear and concise, at least from my point of view. The Democrats held a horse and pony show Friday, choosing to highlight a comedian as an expert on immigration! This of course is not the first time they brought in some Hollywood or star type of person to testify about something that they really know nothing about in reality. Bring in the stars. Take the focus off the idiots making the policies. Why! Because in their eyes, as Mr. Kerry says in his own way, we are too stupid to know any better! In turn, this administration has set voting rights backwards while practicing their own ILLEGAL RACIST AGENDA!
Yet, the MSM chose to highlight the absurdity of Mr. Colbert’s so called testimony (one caveat here. I find Mr. Colbert to be funny and quite witty on his show. He makes me laugh. I certainly do not blame him for showing up as he was invited by the chairwoman of the committee. Also, I never thought I’d ever say this, but Kudos to Rep. Conyers, someone who I really have very little respect for. At least for once, he remembered where he was and took that into account when asking Mr. Colbert to leave. It’s just too bad he doesn’t normally respect his office and constituents that well)
Bottom line here kids! This country is in deep trouble. We have a hard core Socialist in the White House who apparently through his Attorney General is willing to ignore racism at its purest level. And he has allies better known as the MSM doing their damnedest to undermine the very foundations of this country. It has to stop now! The only thing that can prevent this is an informed electorate. It is up to all of us to dig deep and find the truth. If we don’t, we are doomed. And I sure as hell would hate to think that an idiot like John Kerry is in fact right about the American public. I pray that isn’t so!