Saturday, February 10, 2007

What happened to the Fourth Estate in America who are overwhelmingly Liberal and undermine its role as envisioned by our Founders?

It seems  to me that The Democratic Party, the Liberal Left and the Paleolithic Main Stream Media are using Swarming type tactics to weaken our efforts on the Global Jihad taking place.  The technique used by these groups remind me of the "Swarming" concept you described last year and involves those of Guerrillas groups to move on an enemy(conservatives, US Military and traditional American values) in small, dispersed units simultaneously, used in battles ranging from the Roman Punic Wars in ancient times, to Mongols, to Zulu tribes, to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Swarming tactics became less and less used as technology allowed for bigger and more advanced weapons of war but they are back in this modern age and the propaganda war. The advent of new technology, mobile communications, and the synergy between former political operatives and Apparatchik like Tim Russert(Daniel Patrick Moyniham & Mario Cuomo), George Stefanopoulos(Bill Clinton's advisor& press secretary), Paul Begala(Clinton & Kerry Advisor), Ragin Cajun James Carville(Clinton & Kerry Advisor), Chris Matthews(Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill & Speech writer for Jimma Carter) and Old Media is reviving a new version of swarming and creating a Symphonic Organized Crescendo to bring about a failure in Iraq.  Real life War is not like a Game of Chess or Battleship and Mistakes happen all the time but one must Preservere. 
However the Left and the "Blame the US and the America Must be Wrong" group of Americans align themselves with the corrupt United Nations and its Kofi Anan, Benon Sevan,Butros Butros Ghali cheating insiders per Claudia Rossett
(winner of the Eric Breindel Award in honor of former New York Post columnist and editor Eric Breindel.  It was awarded to her in 2005 and was awarded to "the columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.") 
involved in the UN's Oil for Food Program. Also read this nice little investigative piece by Claudia Rossett: 
  • Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have cut his ties to the world organization.
    From Oil for Food to the latest scandals involving U.N. funding in North Korea, Maurice Strong appears as a shadowy and often critically important figure.
    Strong, now 77, is best known as the godfather of the environmental movement, who served from 1973-1975 as the founding director of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi. UNEP is now a globe-girdling organization with a yearly budget of $136 million, which claims to act as the world’s environmental conscience. Strong consolidated his eco-credentials as the organizer of the U.N.’s 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, which in turn paved the way for the controversial 1997 Kyoto Treaty on controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
 "America and its Military is the best Force for Good" in the World per TM Barnett:
Here is an excerpted discussion between Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett ( he voted for John Kerry in the last Presidential Election) and author of the The Pentagon’s New Map,( very insightful and important book written recently and read by many at all levels of the Pentagon and Government.  It has been influential in shaping the outlook of the West 's strategic approach to the world through the military and beyond.
HH: Now I want to quote you, I’m sure it’s a line that strikes some of your audience as absurd, and others stand up and cheer. “Not only is the United States government the greatest force for good the world has ever known, but the U.S. military is the single greatest instrument of that good as well.” Now I know that as a matter of statistics, you’ve proven that, just in terms of mission days spent bringing relief to the world where suffering is occurring.
TB: Right.
HH: But nevertheless, that still posits positive good to the U.S. military’s operations in the world, and that must strike some as far-fetched.
TB: Well, I mean, I think you’ve got to look at it in terms of the grand sweep of history. When we saved Europe in terms of a very disastrous civil war in the first World War, we came back and stopped the threat of fascism in the Second World War, and basically have engaged in a long term babysitting operation in Europe that, you know, gave birth to the EU over the long haul. We stood down the threat of the communist socialist bloc, and on that basis, helped liberate 3 billion people in the direction of markets and economic freedom, and hopefully over time, political freedom. We’ve become a huge glue in Asia, and participated in that section of the world’s rise. Yes, there were things we did along the way that were great missteps, Vietnam being one of them. But you have to look at these mistakes in terms of the larger stories that don’t get told, which is when Americans come and stay with their forces, typically, stability ensues, economic integration ensues, and you get prosperity over time and lasting peace. We’re down to the tougher nuts now with sub-Saharan Africa and the announcement today by Bush that there will be an Africa command, which is something I predicted in the second book, Blueprint For Action, and we’re stuck in the Middle East for quite some time. But these are no longer challenges, and no greater challenges than what we faced in the past. We just have to remember our role in history, and I argue that that’s a very, very, very positive role that no other country has aspired to, to the degree that we have.
HH: Now we’ll talk about Iraq after the break, but just to set it up, it seems to me that if you read your book and go back to that 30,000 feet, that the chaos of Iraq, whether it’s a marketplace bombing that kills 150 people, or the loss of great young Americans, which happens every single day, and you know some of their families, I know some of their families, that nevertheless, in the world historical context you’re describing, the chaos in Iraq really isn’t that much chaos.
TB: Not in the grand scheme of things. I mean, it doesn’t…we’re actually a world more at peace than we’ve ever been, and with a global economy that we’ve never enjoyed before. So I mean, we’re trying to affect change in a part of the world that’s not been well integrated up to now, but which we need to integrate because of the rising demand for energy around the planet
See this review of 30 year veteran of the New York Times as its foreign correspondent on the Corruption of the "Establishment Media" or MSM at OCTV penned by Sara Pentz:
Because - It's a Matter of Principle
By Sara Pentz
“John Burns' "There is Corruption in Our Business," is a brilliant, important contribution to American journalism at a critical point in the history of our country ... and our craft. A salute to him for writing it, and to you for publishing it.
It is my hope that this outstanding piece of work will reach the widest possible distribution and readership.”
Dan Rather CBS News, New York

Referring to an interview published in
Editor & Publisher online recently.
In a flash of honesty, CBS Anchorman Dan Rather, a Liberal, recently praised New York Times reporter John F. Burns for his brutally frank appraisal of the Baghdad press corps as related in his book Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq (The Lyons Press). In that recently published book, Burns details the hazards of reporting from a totalitarian country. He condemns the reporters and foreign correspondents who ignored how "Saddam had turned this country into a slaughterhouse." Burns writes about how they ‘sucked up' to the Iraqi minister of information, wining and dining him, "plying him with mobile phones at $600 each for members of his family, and giving bribes of thousands of dollars…behaved(ing) as if they were in Belgium. They never mentioned the function of minders. Never mentioned terror."
Further, Burns wrote that reporters turned over copies of their stories to show how friendly they were to the Hussein regime. "In the run-up to this war, to my mind,” he wrote, “there was a gross abdication of responsibility." Further he writes, “This war could have been justified any time on the basis of human rights alone. This was a grotesque charnel house, and also a genuine threat to us. We had the power to end it and we did end it."
What is so astonishing about this book, and Burns' interview with Editor & Publisher online, is that it has aroused favorable responses from a reputed member of the Liberal elite media. But more than that, the book and the enormously positive responses to it, demonstrate that Burns has hit the mark with the American people. E&P states that its Web site has been flooded with emails. Examples: “Burns' article on the corruption in reporting from Iraq was simply stunning.” “Thank God that there is one journalist who has the guts to tell the truth. I had given up hope.”
The facts found in Burns' book underscore the extent of the dishonesty in the media. They also demonstrate the importance and necessity of newspaper readers and TV audiences to check the facts. We must carefully judge the ‘messenger' of the facts in every piece of information we digest today. To do so, unfortunately, has become our obligation since most of the media has abdicated that responsibility. If we let this kind of corruption, with regard to reporting the facts, continue, we allow the dishonest to rewrite history through thought control and propaganda.
It is not difficult to tell the truth. It is not impossible to see facts objectively. It is not unfeasible to cover the news without allowing one's own prejudices and partisanship to seep into and obfuscate reality. How do you check the facts in
published and broadcast materials? You must be honest and of singular purpose. You must be unwilling to compromise your ethical convictions. Philosophically, one must hold the absolute that facts do exist. Even when facts are ignored, they remain facts, no matter how vast and scurrilous the Big Lie.
Biased journalism is dishonest. It may conveniently serve an immediate purpose for those who have an ax to grind, but in the end it is the same as the disinformation perpetrated by any totalitarian state. One has to understand, and hold dear, the principles of truth, honesty and integrity. Those who are blatantly biased, on any side of the political spectrum, do not.
Read these reports from the Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee who returned from a recent tour of Iraq with a message that reiterates the theme of Burns' book. “The establishment media is presenting a biased and unnecessarily negative portrayal of the military and political progress in the newly freed Middle East nation,” Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . He explains that “…he decided to make the trip because of "bleak" news media reports that "contrast sharply with reports of hope and progress" from the Defense Department. He is a man searching for the truth!
What Marshall found surprised him. "I'm afraid the news media are hurting our chances. They are dwelling upon the mistakes, the ambushes, the soldiers killed, the wounded…," Marshall wrote. "The falsely bleak picture weakens our national resolve, discourages Iraqi cooperation and emboldens our enemy," he added. Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), the ranking minority member of the committee, said at a press conference that the establishment media is dwelling on the negative news to the exclusion of the positive. "The media stresses the wounds, the injuries and the deaths, as they should," Skelton said. "But, for instance, in Northern Iraq , General [David] Petraeus has 3,100 projects, from soccer fields to schools to refineries. It's all the good stuff that isn't being reported."
John Burns' book has impacted journalism with such force that no reporter, writer, or commentator, anywhere in the world can ignore its truth and importance. There is corruption in the media. That is a fact! Corruption and dishonesty are deeply embedded and must be routed out. That is a matter of principle. We must acknowledge this perfidy of bias because if we don't, we will allow the enemy to take our minds, our thoughts, and our purpose in life away from us. And, in the end this, more than the threat of weapon of mass destruction, is the most profound kind of terrorism.
Sara Pentz is a professional journalist living in Corona del Mar. She has been a TV reporter/anchor, and has written for local, regional and national magazines and newspapers.
This article was posted December 02, 2004
I would like to end this post by referring to a Republican President who freed the Black Slaves of American at the cost of over 600,000 American lives:
 "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Abraham Lincoln
additionally he said this
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless." Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other." Lincoln's 'House-Divided' Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.
We Americans of either Liberal or Conservative beliefs are not enemies and should unite against the Global Jihadists who are fighting around the World but like a honey pot have been drawn to and engaged us in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please listen to Abraham Lincoln!...

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