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Charles Krauthammer is My Hero

Posted in Election 2008,Media Bias,War on Terror by Ryan on the October 29th, 2008

I absolutely love reading his columns.  His latest column is a succinct package about the state of the election and why he is voting for McCain.

The case for McCain is straightforward. The financial crisis has made us forget, or just blindly deny, how dangerous the world out there is. We have a generations-long struggle with Islamic jihadism. An apocalyptic soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. A nuclear-armed Pakistan in danger of fragmentation. A rising Russia pushing the limits of revanchism. Plus the sure-to-come Falklands-like surprise popping out of nowhere.

Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.? A man who’s been cramming on these issues for the last year, who’s never had to make an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world? A foreign policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of “a world that stands as one”), and who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as “the tragedy of 9/11,” a term more appropriate for a bus accident?

Unbelievable. The Ayers-Obama Relationship

Posted in Election 2008,Media Bias by Ryan on the October 9th, 2008

CNN has an in depth investigative report regarding Sarah Palin’s assertion that Obama associates with terrorists.  It is unbelievable how overwhelmingly it contradicts the conclusions made by the same network’s own feckless “Truth Squad” headed up by Josh Levs and unquestioned by “journalists.”

Here is the investigative report:

And here is the “Truth Squad” at different times:

Besides the fact that Josh Levs has proven himself a joke of a reporter for something called the “Truth Squad,” he wants to play the semantics game, because in his mind, that is more important than investigating the past relationship between Obama and Ayers.

The anchors can hardly hide their dismay that anyone would question the Obamessiah’s past, mentioning Obama was 7 or 8 years old at the time Ayers bombed federal buildings.    Anderson Cooper does hide his bias a bit better than the others, but maybe that is because he just sat through a damning investigative report.

If media bias were not so serious, this would be funny.  Same network, different facts.