And speaking of ethically bankrupt media

January 9, 2009

Have a look at these posts from Ed Morrissey and Little Green Footballs on the Hamas propaganda videos posted by CNN, obvious fakes that purport to show Israeli war crimes, yet CNN defends them.

And we’re supposed to take the major media seriously? Oh go on


And speaking of governors

January 9, 2009

At the other end of the spectrum from Sarah Palin, Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois was impeached today by the lower house of the Illinois legislature. The matter now moves to the state senate for a trial that’s expected to last three weeks.

I suspect the trial will be highly entertaining: I have no doubt the state senate will convict and remove Blago; this is a political trial, not a criminal one, and the state constitution gives the legislature plenary power to remove the governor. As John Kass of the Chicago Tribune calls Rod, he’s "Governor Dead-Meat."

But, if I were the Democrats, I wouldn’t let out a sigh of relief just yet. Don’t forget, Blago is the man who just punked Harry Reid and the entire US Senate Democratic caucus. I doubt he’s going down without a fight. In fact, they should probably be thinking of that old Doobie Brothers song — Don’t start me talking:

Now don’t you start me talkin’,
I’ll tell everything I know.
I’m gonna break up this signifyin’,
’cause somebody gotta go.

Sing it, Rod! Dancing

UPDATE: More from Fausta.


The ‘Cuda speaks!

January 9, 2009

Documentary filmmaker John Ziegler is making a movie about media coverage of the 2008 election called "Media Malpractice … how Obama got elected." As part of it, he conducted extensive interviews with Governor Palin in her home in Alaska. Below are some excerpts:


It’s easy and somewhat predictable to complain about unfair media treatment when one’s favored candidate loses an election, but, in this case, I truly think Sarah Palin was treated miserably by the mainstream media. These weren’t just products of the left-liberal bias that’s been typical of the MSM over the last 40-50 years, but out and out hack jobs that were nothing more than character assassination; the contrast with the near-worshipful treatment of Obama couldn’t be any more stark. If anything, this election brought home to me the intellectual and ethical bankruptcy of the major media.

Anyway, watch the video and take a moment to read Ziegler’s accompanying article at Big Hollywood. I think you’ll find them both entertaining and enlightening.