Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Leftwing Media....seeing what we've seen?

Sharyl Attkisson talks about reporters from the NY Times, including those with Pulitzers, who are finally noticing the Obama press restrictions and how they need to take action.  Check it out:

Some of you know that I've said for about four years that it will take liberals to finally get the truth out about this White House.   Could the WH's treatment of left and right media be the tipping point?  Probably not, but we can hope.

What do you think?  Sharyl Attkisson's a very respected writer (leftwingers will now comment about how she didn't have a date for her high school prom, so how good is she? :-))...and she's taking a huge risk talking like this.   You'll remember she was a star at CBS, doing terrific investigative reporting, and she had to finally leave because they were blocking so many of her stories and "all that would be left was writing on the weather.."

She had Benghazi information which they dismissed, and other revealing stories they didn't allow.  She left.   Let's hope she never lets up this fight.   Good access to the presidency is too important.



Always On Watch said...

She had Benghazi information which they dismissed, and other revealing stories they didn't allow. She left.

Most journalists don't have that sense of integrity.

Back in 2005, I found out that sorry fact when the WaPo wanted to publish one of my letters to the editor. I made it for publication all the way through channels -- until the editor at the top said, "No!"

The junior editors with whom I spoke on the phone wanted to publish the letter, which dealt with some specific details from the Quran. But the editor at the top of the pyramid wouldn't stand for it because "Some Muslims might not like this information being published in the Post.

I wish that I still had a copy of that letter. Alas! That computer on which I saved a copy is long gone, and back then I didn't know how to back up data properly.

Ed Degorio said...

No one was upset about the video because no one in Libya had seen it. Obama lied about the video, and lied about the attack. Why do you liberals have problems admitting the truth

Everything Obama does is a total disaster

Waylon said...

Looks like you are absolutely right about some of the left wing media becoming a bit uncomfortable with "news management", Z.

Here's something from last years news confirming it:

"As reported by Politico:

The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama’s school trip. On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama’s daughter was on a school trip along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The story was picked up by Yahoo, the Huffington Post, and the International Business Times, as well as UK publications like the Daily Mail and the Telegraph and other overseas publications like The Australian. But on Monday night, the story had been removed from those sites.

In an update to this story, Politico published a statement issued by Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, indicating that the removal of these news stories was “a White House effort:”

“From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls,” stated Ms. Schake"

Somehow I believe that even if she was assigned to weather reporting she'd have the same problems if she started speaking out about "Geo-engineering".

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Mustang said...

Ms. Attkisson may be America's last journalist.

Duckys here said...

Maybe she can team up with Lara Logan and get to the truth.

Sam Huntington said...

Inept research led to Lara Logan’s unprofessional reporting. Atkinson, on the other hand, has been unwavering and nonpartisan in her reporting of government idiocy. By his typically inane comment, I have little doubt that Ducky would prefer to get his information from partisan hacks, such as Tingles Matthews or Rachel Madcow (PhD – Marxism).

Duckys here said...

Attkisson has been consistent in claiming she's been blocked and hacked but has been a little deficient in delivering actual stories.

She sees a better pay day making the rounds of hate radio on Fox news. Look for her to join Fox.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

They need to get back to being the "Forth Branch of Government", and not the Obama wing of Government.

Lisa said...

Ducky you are just as compliant as the left wing media by attacking Akkisson for speaking truth to power and making a FOX reference as though they are the ones who are irrelevant.
So obvious that most of the useful idiot news outlets are in the tank for Obama even though it is difficult for ignorance to acknowledge.

Leticia said...

Not surprising that she was not allowed to share the stories regarding the tragedy of Benghazi. The WH and left-wing media would never allow any disparaging information come out that would expose every lie that have spoken to the public.

Z said...

AOW, I think that's pretty typical. They're in PROTECT THE LEFT mode all over the media.
Attkisson is one of the best, exposed huge stuff for CBS for over 20 years; this is a huge story.

Ed...they have no problem with 'truth' if it's anti Right.
I'd be SO EMBARASSED if I were on the Left. How awful.
Imagine supporting a leftwing media in this country to where even THEY aren't getting the real news? And they don't mind? (and then they vote, don't forget)

Waylon; you forgot to add in your pasting that Malia's trip was to Mexico and VERY EXPENSIVE...I thought it was to the Smithsonian or something and thought the media's correct in not reporting everything she does!
That trip was amazingly expensive.
But, they have become the First Family of Expensive Vacations, that's for sure.
And I've seen many things disappear off the internet like that story did; I only wish I'd thought to write them all down. WHat a story that would make.

Mustang; she just might be.

Ducky, you sound so ridiculous.
I hope she does join FOX; CBS had her there exposing stories for which she's won awards for over 20 years. Sounds just the type for FOX again.

Odie, Leticia, Lisa....Attkisson is one of the most honest, conscientious reports going; her having been blocked by her bosses at CBS on anything that smacked anti-leftwing
is a big story but only FOX is interested in exposing it. Sad.

Duckys here said...

I'm also curious how she became "left wing media".

She's always leaned conservative. Not a blemish but this "left wing media" meme is really infantile.

Z said...

Re Obama and the media, apparently there is no denying global change now, and if you do, you're part of the Koch Brothers team which has fossil fuel interests and apparently doesn't give a damn about people dying in storms; that's the interpretation from the article I just picked this from (as if):

"To mark the release of the report, President Obama is expected to speak with a number of national television meteorologists from across the country about climate change early Tuesday afternoon."

SOOO..they're getting their marching orders from the Meterologist in Chief, I guess.
And, as Obama said today, and I only slightly paraphrase, "I've made my mind up and nobody can stop me on this."

Odd, isn't it? I look at China and India and other horribly toxic countries spewing amazing amounts of filth into the atmosphere, and....apparently it seems it's only American filth that MUST STOP.

Z said...

Ducky, Nobody says Attkisson is liberal and she's not conservative; but she's been a reporter like Conservatives still remember; doing her job digging into subjects that CBS aired over the last 20 years.

Who said she's leftwing?

By the way, as I suggested in my post, is it so important to slam HER and not pay attention to her message that is not leftwing; anything but leftwing:
She got to the truth and CBS killed it.

You know, the same CBS whose president is Ben Rhodes' brother?

Liberalmann said...
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Bob said...

Sharyl Attkisson "in 2008 discovered that Hillary Clinton's claim that she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia was unfounded." This from Wikipedia.

Now we know why liberal CBS wanted to get rid of Attkisson. She did a job on Hillary, and if you are a journalist, your career is in jeopardy for doing dirt to the Crazy Queen of the Left.

At this point, what difference does it make, HIllary says. When it comes to bad press, Hillary doesn't forget. Malicious witch...

Z said...

Bob, she's one of the most honest, sharp journalists around. CBS doesn't keep them around that long for no reason; it'll be interesting to see who she writes for now.
As she said "it had come to the point where all they'd have her cover was weather."

CBS = David Rhodes has been the president of CBS News since February 2011
David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes who wrote the most recent email which had been held back until Judicial Watch asked for more.
Hillary? Right in there with them.

SURPRISE! (but, of course, this is all just RIGHTWING CONSPIRACY...as Hillary coined the term, remember? When she said it was the Right saying Clinton had 'had sex with that lady?' And had.

Waylon said...


There's something about the school trip that's a lot less acceptable than a family trip. Since she's the daughter of the President one could rationalize the expense of the trip being allocated to the public purse.

It's the mentality that considers "public funds" to be a resource that the privileged elect consider a public pool to be used for their own personal enjoyment—the idea that this exists like air or water to be used for their sustenance.

Since in the ideal Marxian world personal property does not exist, it's easy to understand that such "progressive" mentalities would only be doing what comes naturally from that type of idiocy.

Z said...

Waylon, you make an excellent point.
My only objection was that I've been pleased that the coverage of the girls has been limited because I know you'd agree that the children need their privacy.

I remember Chelsea CLinton dancing solo at her high school and thinking they'd raised her with an awful lot of poise for her to be able to do that in such limelight... THAT takes guts.

But, I digress (as my old and dear friend Bill used to say...right CC?!);

Yes, a MEXICAN trip that cost that much would have been covered had she not been an Obama; and I guess we're starting to see the Obamas are very used to their 'entitlements,' aren't we.

Z said...

HERE'S THE DEAL, and Republicans have to start using this methodology LOUDLY and FIRMLY and FREQUENTLY when confronted by the leftwing straw men:
In today's case, it's Attkisson:

Sharyl Attkisson has always been considered a first rate newswoman, at least by CBS news and others, for many years.

She was doing more and more revealing pieces at CBS and they were finding more and more reasons not to show them at all.

FInally, she'd had it when she had Benghazi information and they ignored it and told her to stop.


that's the story.

Impertinent said...


" I look at China and India and other horribly toxic countries spewing.."

And no matter what we do their filth winds up in our air anyway....that's the way the world turns...unless the climate idiots can reverse our direction? Oh...they already have.

Impertinent said...


"She was doing more and more revealing pieces at CBS and they were finding more and more reasons not to show them at all."

And now we're supposed to believe its a coincidence...now that the Rhodes boys control the narrative...inside and outside the WH. Talk about incestous relationships.

Z said...

Imp, that's exactly right.

Both RHODES have it COVERED, Mr. Obama...good job there! I wish you had our country covered half as well as you've got your goals and your reputation covered.

And that's my point, China and India...if only we could put caps over their air space ...but WE, all our small businesses, etc., are going to be in SUCH trouble because, apparently, either scientists don't understand that air travels OR they want to screw us financially in the absolutely righteous quest to clean our planet.

By the way, I say 'righteous' because you can bet Obama will be starting on how Republicans don't really truly want clean air or clean water. There are liberals who actually must think that.

part of that disease some of you guys tease about here from time to time.liberalism

Duckys here said...

"She was doing more and more revealing pieces at CBS and they were finding more and more reasons not to show them at all."

She did some good work on Fast & Furious but after that it was lean.

She went in the tank when she joined the chorus against vaccination.

Good and bad moments. Hardly a great reporter.

Z said...

Ducky....do you even understand your having Wikipedia'd Attkisson and regaling us with what's there isn't the point of my post?
Please don't!
The point is CBS had her there for years, and they don't pay slouches, the vaccination story was criticized by a couple of docs, so what?

Anyway...she's been very successful all these years and I personally don't admire a news organization which forces people out for having uncovered truth.
I think that's wrong. So sue me!

I'll bet you have no problem with the Rhodes brothers' situation, either...pure coincidence :-)

See, that's when your integrity sags... slamming a woman of the highest integrity and ignoring all our points that really should be considered about truth in media.

But, thanks.

Bob said...


That Benghazi thing keeps devoloping all those dots are getting easier to connect, like Hillary and Barack being AWOL; the Rhodes brothers doing their non-convincing tap dance; Susan Rice, Hillary, and Barack lying through their teeth about that stupid video; the refusal of the Administration to allow the people present in Libya at that time to be interviewed; and the total lack of follow-up by Obama on "bringing the perpetrators to justice".

Plus, it is also interesting that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are the only people to believe that the Benghazi terrorise attack was a coincidence on the tenth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. Oh, my! How much are we expected to take of this crap?

Sorry about the OT stuff, Z. It is easy to see why CBS, the Rhodes brothers, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama want to silence Attkisson.

Liberalmann said...

So why hasn't anyone in the media ssked:

Let's thoroughly investigate these incidents. We need answers:

January 22, 2002; US Consulate at Kolkata, 5 killed
June 14, 2002 US Consulate at Karachi, 12 killed
February 28, 2003; US Embassy at Islamabad, 2 killed.
June 30, 2004 US Embassy at Tashkent, 2 killed
December 6, 2004 US Compound at Saudi Arabia, 9 killed
March 2, 2006 US Consulate in Karachi, 2 Killed
September 12, 2006: US Embassy at Syria, 4 killed
March 18, 2008: US Consulate at Yemen, 2 killed
July9, 2008 US Consulate at Istanbul, 6 killed
September 17, 2008 US embassy at Yemen, 16 killed
Total Deaths: 60
Outraged Republicans:0

Mustang said...

@ Lib

Plato once told us, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” He must have been talking about Democrats —and you.

To answer your rather inane question, maybe it’s because no one lied about what caused the violence; no one attempted to hide the fact that the perpetrators were Muslim extremists. Of course, back then, we didn’t have a Muslim in the White House.

Returning to Democrat dishonesty, I listened to Bob Beckel today claim that there is no doubt that the Obama White House did some “political posturing” in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack. I take it that Mr. Beckel is confused about the notion of “political posturing” and telling an outright lie.

I will be the first to admit that Democrats didn’t invent lying, but I don’t think they ever heard a lie that they didn’t embrace as the truth. This speaks volumes about the kind of people on the left, eh?

Sam Huntington said...

Liberal dummy full of crap? Surely, you jest!

Impertinent said...


I'm wondering...actually I'm certain that that not one of those casualties was a sitting US Ambassador. But I do wonder how many were Marines or serviceman protecting those consulates and embassies and civilians.

Mustang just punked you, twit. Once again Muslimes are the criminals. And every one you listed was in an Islamic, Arab sheet hole country where they can't protect themselves from their own filth let alone care about foreign embassies. You list these murders and deaths as if you were reporting some common car crash...shameless maggot.

Duckys here said...

@mustang --- Of course, back then, we didn’t have a Muslim in the White House.

I am impressed that someone so intellectually stunted quote Plato.

Duckys here said...

Imp, why is it that when normally intelligent individuals start going on about the scary Muslims that they suddenly take on a level of sophistication worthy of a Chuck Norris movie?

Rita said...

And how many of those incidents the Libnut cited had Navy Seals fighting for HOURS on rooftops waiting for Americans that never came? That is what disgusts me. That Hillary, Obama and their cronies cared so little about these men that were fighting for their countrymen that they left them fighting alone.

How anyone can defend that inaction is beyond me. Obviously anyone who does would NEVER have the courage to stand where those men stood. They are cowards and do not deserve to live under the freedoms that those brave men were fighting for.

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Z said...

Ducky, why is it that normally intelligent people can read a post and digest it, knowing that it's the BIG PICTURE the blogger's trying to get people to notice, but you persist in trying to kill the messenger or pick some otherwise inane detail to extrapolate on?
Focus, Ducky....

"scary Muslims?" no, not all of them are...not at all.
But, it's SO ODD that you'll stand by muslims before you'll stand up for patriotism or truth.
Now THAT is 'scary'

By the way, what do you think Al Qaeda consists of, Lutherans?

Impertinent said...


Perhaps intelligent people know that they are scary, untrustworthy, deceitful, dangerous and a murderous ideology. Did my predecessors have to sound like Patton or FDR to know that the Germans in WW2 were exactly the same?

Impertinent said...


Sorry...that's my opinion. I know you like to give the benefit of the doubt. But they'll all have to show me first.

Impertinent said...

I have a very close friend...another pilot I flew with who was a former Marine Embassy Guard in the ME. He lives just outside of Boston....he finds the attitudes there and the politics more dangerous to US interests and a vast majority of them out and out fascists...and equally as dangerous to the Constitution than all Arabs he met in his time in Saudi Arabia or Yemen.

At times I don't think Mass, NY, CT, or NJ deserve statehood. In a just world it'd be revoked.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

Imp - "I know you like to give the benefit of the doubt. But they'll all have to show me first."

I won't give an inch toward Jihadi terrorists, but I for one, will give Muslims in general the same benefit of the doubt I would anyone else.

I we my life to more than one Terp. Even a couple Jundi's.....sad sacks though they generally were.

Liberalmann said...

As usual, Stewart puts it all in perspective:


Constitutional Insurgent said...

Lib - I have outrage over Iraq. The lack of such from some quarters in no way negates the righteous outrage over the malfeasance of the Benghazi affair.

It's a straw man.

Impertinent said...


I tend to lump them all together. In my day they were all slopes. In my Dad's day, Japs & Chinks Japs, nips, slants ( as he was in China too ).

Germans were referred to as Krauts, Huns box heads, boche & Fritz Jerry.

And today? Every conflict has to name the enemies...rag heads, Johnny Jihad, Ali Baba,Haji...

“Embrace the suck"....& GroundHog day.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

Yep...I hear you. Haji, Muj, ali Bubba....somethings never change for the guys on the ground.

I was fortunate enough to meet some great men who would otherwise be subject to the same names.

Impertinent said...

@Lib dummy:

Of course we knew that you get your "news" from Comedy central and SNL.

What an azz hat clown you and they all are. If I thought you'd have enough of an IQ to see how dense, stupid and out of your depth you really are...but you don't. Now change your diapers and take your bottle to your crib.

Bob said...

@Mustang " This speaks volumes about the kind of people on the left, eh?"

Hear! Hear!

Impertinent said...


They were never intended for those few good men. I suppose generalizations keep it in perspective.

Duckys here said...

@Imp ---
At times I don't think Mass, NY, CT, or NJ deserve statehood. In a just world it'd be revoked.
Any reason you snubbed Vermont and Rhode Island?

Kid said...

It's too bad libtards love to:

- be kept in the dark,
- have their personal freedoms and liberties taken away
- believe in extreme junk science
- restrict everyone else's free speech
Or maybe this kind of thing would go somewhere.

Impertinent said...

@Lib dork:

"Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart agrees, saying that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy."

You pathetic clown.

Kid said...

Well, here's an excellent counter-example to the inaction at benghazi of what America used to do for Americans when we actually had an American (at least) in the White House. that I was happy to receive from another American.
Well worth your time.

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Kid said...

You might also notice the General makes no use of notes or teleprompter.

Impertinent said...


Vermont is a paradise compared to the fascist states. Free as can be. In spite of Leahy.

Can't diss RI though....P Town and all that yuck, you know? Don't want to labeled a phobe ya know? Mainly cause they don't scare me.

Kid said...

IMP, Yea, Stewart, in an interview around 2012 or so said "he thought obama would clean up Washington" LOL !! And the guy is old enough to have grey hair.

I wasn't that stupid even when I was 12 ! Nor was any Conservative.

Kid said...

IMP, I did vote today. And as verbalized.
btw - at 6:00 PM when I voted, I was number 83 to vote. Normally, I'm around number 270 in my little voting district, so it does not portend well that people were not interested enough to drive a couple miles and pull the handle.

Impertinent said...


Thanks for that link. I knew a couple guys that were FAC pilots. Ballsy, crazy, nerves of steel flying "push pulls" low...real low to the ground to spot downed airmen / aviators.

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart Leibowitz....I wonder if he would be so arrogant, condescending and cocky if those four were your family members loaded onto a boxcar long ago, gassed, hung or shot? BTW mitzvah boy...why'd you change your name?

Impertinent said...


I heard someone say on the radio today...."What would it take for America to finally wakeup to the infiltration and threats to the country's security today"?

The answer was....a huge catastrophe resulting in 10's of thousands killed or a few cities being obliterated. Several more 911's of a thousand times more magnitude.

Kid said...

IMP, cool stuff. Chokes you up if you're not a libtard vampire kind of stuff.

You probably know the BAT21 story also.

Duckys here said...

@Imp --- Can't diss RI though....P Town and all that yuck, you know? Don't want to labeled a phobe ya know? Mainly cause they don't scare me.
P-town is in Massachusetts, Imp.

A Rhode Island college granted me a college degree. Should be cause.

Kid said...

IMP. I disagree on the wake up call because libtards don't care about anyone else.

Here's what I think it would take to wake them up.
A total disruption of essential supplies and services. Then about 2 or 3 years of staring down the barrel of a shotgun when they head off to steal someone else's food, followed by some realization of what and who caused this problem.

For maybe 30-50% of them. Young ones. The rest are too far gone. They be squealing BUSH until it's over for them.

Impertinent said...


My bad...really...I meant Providence. And I've been to both. I don't or won't and cannot disparage your degree. They're not even comparable to me.

Duckys here said...

Like I say kid, you really should be cornholing a canoer.

Impertinent said...


"A total disruption of essential supplies and services"

....and that's exactly what a few 911's of a magnitude of 10 would cause. They won't hit Omaha or Jackson Hole....it'd be NY, LA, Chicago or Boston....which they've already tested and succeeded at driving the populace to hide in shelter. The pictures of 911 in NY and the total panic, running and fleeing will always be with me.

Impertinent said...


Jesus Duck....how homophobic of you.

Totally out of character for you.

Kid said...

IMP. Well yea, it would not take much at all to put the electric grid out of service for years. So, that would do it.
Just making a point about the sociopath nature of libtards. They really don't care. a million, 10 million? Pishaw. Tomorrows another day.

Impertinent said...


Nah...Bill Ayers put it at 25,000,00o would have to be eliminated for his utopian paradise to come into being. How that POS still walks freely is a mystery to me.

If I could...only if I could...meet him.

Kid said...

IMP, Well there ya go. It takes very little to put libtards like duck into kindergarten playground mode.

I don't even read them. Again, it would be like going into a fine dining restaurant and ask to be seated to the loudest brattiest children with the total goner parents.

I think most libtards never got any discipline when they were young and that never helps you know.
They made the transition out of fantasy land into real life. So, they tantrum every time someone says something they don't care for. I don't argue with evil brattish 2 year old's. I ignore them.

Impertinent said...


Bat21? Don't think I recall that. An AF unit perhaps?

Kid said...

IMP, I don't know how they're going to kill 25 mil non-racist, non-violent conservatives. Or 25 million well equipped conservatives. Take your pick.

Reference, How much manpower and equipment did it take for the military to deal with that little pissant town of Fallujah?

I'm not seeing how this works and they come out winners.

Kid said...

IMP Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton, whose call sign was Bat 21 Bravo, c. 1973

It was a movie, that I probably saw on the military channel.

Kid said...

Meant to say libtards Never made the transition out of fantasy land.

That's best case. I truly believe most of them are dumber than a wet rock.

Impertinent said...


That is one hell of a story. I heard various differing accounts but not one that detailed and comprehensive.

Impertinent said...


"I truly believe most of them are dumber than a wet rock."

Replace the 'r" with a "c".

Impertinent said...

Imp...has left the building.


Z said...

Imp; your German analogy is the same as mine, isn't it.
Believe me, NOT ALL Germans were what you describe and not all Muslims are.

Imp and Kid...all of us have had emails that suggest the kind of extermination of those who don't believe like Bill Ayers believes...
But, if we say anything, we're considered nuts and crazy.
It's like being a Jew in 1935 in Germany.

Kid said...

Z, 1935. Exactly. Well, supposedly, 'the nazis' are on tomorrow on the AHC channel at 10 EST. I think it's the propaganda section, but who knows.

Jack Whyte said...

How much air time did the major news programs give to the Benghazi incident in the first two days? Six minutes.

How much air time did Fox News give to the Benghazi incident in the first two days? 90 minutes.

This is obviously another right-wing conspiracy, probably engineered by the right to kill a Democratic Ambassador ...

Anonymous said...

From Z of GeeeZ:

Jack, imagine a major news network giving that little time to the death of an American ambassador and 3 other heroes?

I'm eager to hear the witnesses start to speak; apparently, some are ready. And I believe there's about 100 of them

Always On Watch said...

FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

Kid said...

Jack, how much airtime did the democrat media give to the Valerie Plame incident and no one even stubbed their toe. And what happened to scooter libby ?