Thursday, November 24, 2005

"I Saw the News Today, Oh Boy..."

First up, via Daimnation!, shows that the Iraqi people have more faith in the future of their country than those big hearted liberal Democrats:

...a survey last month from the U.S.-based International Republican Institute, 47% of Iraqis polled said their country was headed in the right direction, as opposed to 37% who said they thought that it was going in the wrong direction. And 56% thought things would be better in six months. Only 16% thought they would be worse...
...the Brookings Institution reports that per capita income has doubled since 2003 and is now 30% higher than it was before the war. Thanks primarily to the increase in oil prices, the Iraqi economy is projected to grow at a whopping 16.8% next year. According to Brookings' Iraq index, there are five times more cars on the streets than in Saddam Hussein's day, five times more telephone subscribers and 32 times more Internet users.

Hey now! Remember - no reporting good news from Iraq! It's all bad, and it is all America's fault!

Here's Biased BBC with a report showing how the venerable British broadcasters twist the data on the Palestinian Intifada to make them all look like innocent civilian victims, even the suicide bombers:

...the BBC breaks down the statistics of Israelis killed by Palestinians into civilian and military but all the Palestinians killed by Israelis are placed in one large group. Says the BBC, "There are no figures to show the proportion of Palestinians who were combatants and those who were civilians." Why, then, are the Israeli dead so divided in the BBC figures?
...most readers, even those sympathetic to Israel, will discount somewhat the group representing Israeli soldiers. There is no equivalent group of Palestinian combatants to be discounted. That absence is, of course, a consequence of the fact that the Palestinian way of waging war is to wear no uniform. Given that the BBC does see fit to add a little reminder to an article about the Israeli disengagement from Gaza to the effect that that Israeli settlements there were in violation of international law I would have thought that this repeated Palestinian breach of a far more fundamental international law was also worth a mention.
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Why mention anything that might reflect negatively on the Palestinians? After all, it's those pesky Jews that are the real problem, right?

No, it must be Dick Cheney, since CNN 'accidently" flashed an "X" over his face while he gave a speech on Sunday. A "technical error", they claim (how come these errors, forgeries and misstatements are always ant-Bush? If they were all truly accidental, wouldn't their be some anti-Democrat errors, simply by the law of averages?). CNN "apologized", but Daily Pundit has been following the story, and tells the tale of those whom contacted CNN for an explanation: their surprise they were bullied and harassed in the same way by the Headline News desk. Callers were repeatedly told by CNN, "Tell the President and Vice-President Dick Cheney to stop lying."
...Ms. Thomas played the tape she states was made of the call discussed above to CNN Headline News on the phone for me. I have not seen the actual tape itself, and have no first-hand knowledge of its authenticity.
In it, a male voice is clearly heard to say that the X overlaid on Vice President Dick Cheney's face during the broadcast of his speech to the American Enterprise Institute on 11-21-05 was an exercise of CNN's "freedom of speech." The unidentified man added, "Tell Bush and Cheney to stop lying," as well as other inflammatory attacks on the President and the Vice President.


I'm not surprised; CNN should just come out of the closet and place a little donkey in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Truth in packaging, please!

Well, at least Chris Matthews of MSNBC is honest: He believes we should empathize with the terrorists who took down the World Trade Center -

In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years.
“The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn’t a robust discussion of what we were doing,” Matthews said.
If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we’ve given up. The person on the other side is not evil — they just have a different perspective.”


Another liberal bashing his home country overseas...but don't you dare ever question their patriotism! To hear Matthews' blame America for the acts of terrorism committed against it, link to James Leiks - - and hear lowlife Matthews say how he thinks we should have "understood" the Nazis as well. Matthews is a sick man, biased in favor of those whom would kill us, critical of his country and the soldiers whom defend it...which gives him impeccable credentials to have his own talk show on a mainstream media outlet!

Oh, boy...

UPDATE: NY Post, 11/25:

That's the question after a mysterious flashing black "X" appeared over the veep's face during the network's live airing of his speech Monday. Ironically, the veep was defending the principle of open, honest debate — in this case, over the Iraq war. ...
While brief, the image was there long enough for folks to wonder: What gives? CNN claims it was a "technical malfunction" and blamed it on a machine that "switches between visual elements." Hmmm . . . convenient, no?
* A major address by the vice president.
* Iraq is the focus.
* Cheney stares down critics.
Yet, somehow, a one-in-a-million technical glitch plasters an X over the administration's lightning rod and top target of liberal scorn.
...the network is famous for its left-wing bent — and who's to say some zealous CNN staffer wasn't in the mood for a little mischief? Is the public really supposed to just take CNN's word for it?

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