I first heard of George Soros about 1997 when the commie socialists tried to enlist me in their sicko ways. When I was at University in 1998 & 1999 the very mention of his name had the leftie polly students and lecturers swooning in the seats. I was somewhat horrified that he held so much power over these people...I see he is still trying to turn the world into a socialist state controlled by him and his cronies who I believe are in bed with the islamists. Soros even wants his own brand of money. Now his head pops up again here at AIM (Accuracy In Media) and they are doing their best to defame Sarah Palin. have a read of this......Oh and please....I have nothing against homosexuals....I know many and the ones I do know would not harm anyone...they just want to live their life in peace and privacy, but I have no respect for the ones who try to get their face on everything and portray all homosexuals like them...sick and way out there.
Why the Media Feminists Hate Palin
AIM REPORT | BY CLIFF KINCAID | SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
EVIDENCE OF HER STRIKING A CHORD WITH ORDINARY AMERICANS IS ALREADY STARTING TO EMERGE.
Columnist Marc H. Rudov calls them the “fascist feminists.” These are the feminists in the media and elsewhere who detest Sarah Palin because of her role as a successful wife and mother and defender of the unborn. Palin’s decision to have a Down syndrome child, when 90 percent of these children are being aborted in the womb, has proven in dramatic terms not only that there are articulate pro-life women in America but that there are women who will take a leadership role on “culture of life” issues of concern to millions. And this one could be vice-president of the United States.
It could be the story of our lifetimes, something that could be historical in nature and a lesson for generations to come.
With the Palin pick, a loving and caring pro-life mother has been offered to the American people and especially young women as a role model in the political arena. An article distributed by Catholic News Service noted in a headline that Sarah Palin is a politician who “lives her truth” and “walks the walk.” Don’t expect to see any stories like this in the secular “progressive” media.
The feminists and their allies in the media, who treat abortion as a human right, when abortion destroys basic human rights, are on the defensive. Their vicious attacks have already generated a backlash in her favor. But the controversy goes far beyond Palin and the fate of those, now some 40 million, who have lost their lives through abortion. What will we as a society do with the increasing numbers of elderly Americans with health problems? Will they be directed into a national health care plan that rations care, treatments or medicine?
Meanwhile, the culture war is back, and it is clear that most of the controversy over Palin is being driven largely by feminists in the media. On MSNBC, a lesbian feminist, Rachel Maddow, is leading the assault. She is the latest addition to the far-left lineup at this poor excuse for a cable “news” channel.
“This intragender war marks the official unmasking of fascist feminism,” Rudov writes in his insightful article on the Newswithviews.com website. Palin “rose from hockey mom to state governor without affirmative action,” he notes, and has “proved publicly that women can succeed without being victims.”
What’s more, notes Rudov, “Sarah Palin has achieved success while expressing love and admiration for her husband, anathema to the misandrist underpinning of fascistic feminism.”
The Rights Of The Disabled
Beyond her role as a pro-life mother who loves her husband, Palin is a reminder to the feminists that what they are screaming for in the battle for the right to “choice” is not only a human life but in many cases a disabled child, one of the most innocent and defenseless among us.
As George Will noted in a column, “Eugenics by Abortion,” abortion of Down syndrome children has become part of an insidious quest for a “disability-free society.” Will has a personal interest in this debate and has written about the ongoing attack in America on a whole “category of citizens”—those with Down syndrome. The elderly could be the next in line. After all, why else did Democratic Party moneybags George Soros initiate a $45- million “Project on Death in America” and promote euthanasia and assisted suicide?
Palin is a target and possibly in harm’s way because she is being perceived as someone who can take a bold stand against George Soros and his nightmare vision and turn the country around on such critical issues.
The Palin Phenomenon
Evidence of her striking a chord with ordinary Americans is already starting to emerge. Consider what happened in Washington County, Pa., when Palin and McCain traveled through on a campaign appearance.
KDKA’s John Shumway reported: “A local couple unexpectedly got to meet Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and GOP Presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain during their visit to Washington County last weekend. They share something in common with Palin. They also have a child with Down syndrome. In a sea of smiling faces at Consol Energy Park, Kurt and Margie Kondrich, along with their daughter, Chloe, caught the attention of the candidates.”
Margie was holding a sign that said, “We (Heart) Kids With Down Syndrome.”
McCain and Palin left the bus and met with the family. “They just came up as warm as could be and said ‘Hi’ and they thanked us for coming,” Kurt Kondrich said. Palin asked if she could hold Chloe.
Later, Palin brought down Trig, their child with Down syndrome, from the bus. “I got to see him,” said Margie. “It was very emotional for me but I was very proud of him and my daughter and I kissed him on his chubby little face. I actually told her that her son was beautiful and that they would all be fine and it’s a lot of work but they are very blessed with having a child with Down Syndrome.”
In addition to KDKA, this story was on the Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity radio programs, and reported by Glenn Beck and National Review online. But it didn’t get much coverage in the liberal media because it would have helped humanize, not demonize, Palin. The hatred is showing through, but it is not having the desired effect. Instead, people are reacting with admiration for a woman who has demonstrated compassion and love in her life.
“We feel very blessed that God has allowed us to be a loud voice for kids with Down syndrome,” Kurt Kondrich told AIM.
If you go to the LoveandLearning.com website, you can learn more about how parents are caring for and educating their disabled children. The language and learning development materials help children with Down syndrome and other special needs reach their potential. Kurt and Margie Kondrich tell part of their story there, too, and there is a picture of Kurt holding Chloe.
Columnist George Will’s Story
George Will wrote about his own son, Jon, navigating Washington’s subway system to use his season tickets to the Wizards basketball games. But when he was born in 1972, Will recalls, “a time when an episode on a network television hospital drama asserted that people with Down syndrome could not be toilet-trained,” the hospital geneticist “asked Jon’s parents if they intended to take him home.”
Will added, “That question is, surely, no longer asked when Down syndrome babies are born. But there are modern pressures to prevent such babies from being born, pressures that include the perfection-is-an-entitlement attitude of some expecting parents.”
In order to counter the demands for abortion in these cases, Will mentions a bill, the Prenatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act, whose purpose is “to increase the provision of scientifically sound information and support services to patients” receiving positive test diagnoses for Down syndrome, spina bifida and other conditions.
The bill, currently known as S. 1810, is bipartisan, and was introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback. But it has few co-sponsors. The House version, H.R. 3112, has only a few as well. The measures get no significant media attention because they raise ques-tions about whether abortion is truly the right “choice” in those cases.
All that they are asking for is more information in order to make an informed judgment. Isn’t that what “choice” is supposed to be all about?
AIM IS DOUBLE-TEAMED ON C-SPAN
AIM editor Cliff Kincaid was on C-SPAN on Saturday, September 6, talking about media coverage of the campaign. They double-teamed him, with “progressive” Faiz Shakir and former NBC News journalist Marvin Kalb arguing that Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin should start going on shows like NBC’s “Meet the Press” to prove she’s worthy of the nomination. Kincaid said that would be a trap and politically suicidal.
The announcement has since been made that Governor Palin will sit down with ABC’s Charles Gibson and other media stars. Democrats will be counting on the media to spring a trap on the Republican vice-presidential candidate and make her look like an ignorant buffoon on some issue or another.
“Okay, Governor,” Gibson could say to Palin, “who is the president of (insert the name of some obscure country)?” And when she fails to come up with the right answer to one of a dozen or so questions, this will be blown up by Gibson and the rest of the media into another “scandal” about whether she’s prepared to be vice-president. The game plan is obvious.
But nobody should underestimate Palin, a journalist herself before she went into politics. She should be able to handle any barbs sent her way. More than most, she should understand the journalism “profession” and its liberal bias.
The Soros Connection
On C-SPAN, Kincaid noted a couple times that, rather than being a media “watchdog,” as he was advertised, Shakir is a former researcher for the Democratic National Committee. He is now with the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which includes people from the Clinton Administration, the John Edwards campaign, and various other Democratic Party offices.
Most of Shakir’s presentation consisted of questioning Palin’s record and beliefs and expressing a desire for more intense media scrutiny of her. This is the Obama campaign’s new line of attack, which is being faithfully echoed by the media.
If the McCain campaign decides to “Let Palin be Palin,” she should be able to handle the media sharks. It might even be amusing to see her put the liberal attack dogs in their place.
However, Kincaid’s point was that she should avoid some of the programs. He did agree that she may want to consider going on C-SPAN, where the moderators have a reputation of being more even-handed and there is a commitment to letting people speak in complete sentences.
While going on the air with Charles Gibson is a calculated risk, there is absolutely no reason for Palin to jump into the water with the media sharks from NBC News, a network that has increasingly been viewed as being solidly in the Obama camp.
A Rasmussen poll found that 51 percent of the people believe that reporters are trying to “hurt” Palin. Twenty-four percent said the stories made them more likely to vote for McCain. The backlash has begun. If Gibson gangs up on her, his reputation will also suffer. This will be a critical test.
Palin said in her convention speech, “…here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people.”
People at the convention chanted, “NBC, NBC,” in protest over the channel’s biased coverage.
On C-SPAN, Kalb tried to suggest that Palin and the Republicans were trying to score political points by attacking the media. Kincaid said that the Republicans were just trying to defend themselves, and that they had every right to do so.
The Smears Begin
Kincaid also noted that the feeding frenzy was sparked by the Democratic website the DailyKos, which falsely claimed that Palin faked her last pregnancy and that the child wasn’t really hers. Shakir had spoken at the organization’s yearly convention, a fact he eventually conceded after prodding. The DailyKos is what started the liberal media’s preoccupation with her family life, and the pregnancy of her daughter.
Kalb talked as if the Constitution somehow required that she go on “Meet the Press.” This is complete nonsense, of course. In this day and age, the media consist of much more than little-watched Sunday talk shows. These programs are remnants of the old liberal media.
One caller to C-SPAN said Palin should go on “Meet the Press” when Obama agrees to face a grilling on the Rush Limbaugh radio program. That sounded fair. The call was a reminder that Barack Obama had been very reluctant to go on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News. In the first installment of that interview, O’Reilly managed to force Obama to concede, in effect, that his judgment about the effect of the U.S. military troop surge in Iraq was just wrong.
According to Michael Calderone of Politico, the McCain campaign was initially getting about 80-100 requests a day from news organizations for Palin interviews. Is she supposed to comply with all of those? Nonsense.
It is clear that the media elite won’t be satisfied until she appears on all the shows that they deem important and appropriate. Those are programs, not surprisingly, dominated by liberals.
You can’t please the liberal media. Consider that some commentators say that, as a candidate, she won’t have enough time to spend with her kids. At the same time, they want her to spend more time answering questions on their shows and giving media interviews. It is “gotcha” journalism designed to lure her into a trap. This fact is as obvious as their liberal bias. No matter what she does, she loses.
Kincaid pointed out on C-SPAN that Biden has been a regular on the Sunday talk shows and journalists still won’t quiz him about his history of plagiarism. If you’re a Democrat in good standing with the liberal media elite, you will be treated deferentially, as Biden is.
In addition to plagiarism, Biden also has a record of making off-color remarks about people of color. He even made offensive comments about Obama himself, declaring him bright and clean. Still, the media stand in awe of his “foreign policy experience,” when in fact he avoided military service with a series of deferments, and his experience consists mostly of talking in the Senate and visiting foreign countries at taxpayer expense.
On Sunday, September 7, in what was billed as “his first Sunday morning interview since accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for Vice President,” Biden went “one-on-one” with Tom Brokaw and was once again spared any embarrassing questions about his shameful history of plagiarism, which many members of the public are still not familiar with.
Interestingly, Biden was quick to tell Brokaw that Palin has an obligation to appear on his program. It sounds like a set-up. And it is.
Jonathan Beecher Field, an assistant professor of English at Clemson University, wrote a very interesting piece recently for InsideHigherEd.com about Biden’s “track record of intellectual dishonesty.” This is what plagiarism is all about.
Referring to the plagiarism in Biden’s career, he said that while he would vote for Obama, “Biden’s dishonesty matters to me in two ways. It suggests something of Biden’s character, indeed, in a realm more relevant to doing his job than was John Edwards’s philandering to his. The other reason is selfish. Now that Barack Obama has deemed a plagiarist worthy of the vice-presidency, it becomes more difficult for me to make the case in the classroom that plagiarism matters. More broadly speaking, Obama’s choice has made it harder for me, and for my colleagues across the United States, to defend the principles that form the foundation of scholarship.”
Why don’t the journalists on “Meet the Press” and other shows bring this up? It’s because they favor the Obama/Biden ticket and don’t have the intellectual honesty of Professor Beecher Field.
Kincaid suggested that Palin go on some of these liberal shows only after the reporters demonstrate their even-handedness. For example, ask Barack Obama about his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and ask Joe Biden about the plagiarism that not only ended one of his runs for the presidency but which interrupted his law school days when he was caught plagiarizing then.
Another topic for Biden could be his alleged Catholicism. Biden wears this on his sleeve. He hopes it will attract votes. It was brought up briefly on “Meet the Press.” Biden claims to accept church teaching that life begins at conception but he votes to allow the destruction of that life through abortion. This might be seen by many as another example of a lack of intellectual honesty and integrity that exposes him as a phony Catholic.
Mike Barnicle of MSNBC did a story about Biden, highlighting that he was an “Irish-Catholic” and a man of the people who rides a train. But Barnicle didn’t mention Biden’s clear disagreement with Catholic Church leaders on abortion policy. The Barnicle story also ignored Biden’s plagiarism, which is really not a surprise since Barnicle himself lost a job at the Boston Globe because of plagiarism.
This curious fact helps us understand the media double standard. How can Brokaw ask Biden about his plagiarism on “Meet the Press” when one of his colleagues, Mike Barnicle of NBC sister network MSNBC, was exposed for plagiarism?
The media pretend that they have high standards, but it is a double standard designed to benefit Democrats. The public is waking up to their political games.
DEAR FELLOW MEDIA WATCHDOG October-A 2008
SARAH PALIN’S DEFENSE OF LIFE AND MOTHERHOOD HAS NOT ONLY struck a chord but has elevated one of the central issues of our time in the public debate. She has promised to be an advocate in the White House for special needs children. But this is a threat to special interests, especially the feminists. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal reports that the Democratic Party airdropped “a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers” into Alaska to dig into Sarah Palin’s “record and background.” The media have also been deployed to the state to look for dirt. Faiz Shakir, on that C-SPAN show with me, wanted to talk about “troopergate,” supposedly an effort by Palin to have a state trooper fired. I said on C-SPAN that Palin had every right to fire a trooper who had threatened her family. The trooper in question had also used a taser on a child. The liberals are trying to transform this into an “abuse of power” story. Democrats investigating this matter have promised an “October surprise” to throw the McCain-Palin ticket off-guard. (: October Surprise. When, in a last minute effort to become re-elected, a political figure happens upon a bit of "lucky coincidence." News from October 31: We found Osama! although we really had his ass in a cell under the Pentagon the last three years) From Urban Dictionary…..my empasis/ED
Count on the liberal media to make this into another Watergate. Not surprisingly, a Rasmussen poll finds that 50 percent of voters think most reporters are trying to help Obama win versus 11 percent who think they are trying to help McCain.
MEANWHILE, I HAVE OBTAINED THE COMPLETE 600-PAGE FBI FILE ON FRANK MARSHALL Davis, Obama’s communist mentor. The FBI file covers the years 1944-1963, meaning that he was under investigation or surveillance for at least 19 years. One document refers to Frank Marshall Davis having communist affiliations dating back to 1931. Other evidence shows that Davis was involved in communist activities into the 1970s, during the time he mentored Obama. Davis was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. I was on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show about this, and Liddy, a former FBI agent, said about Frank Marshall Davis, “Only very dangerous people were on the FBI security index, people who were on the side of an enemy and not on the side of the United States.” The FBI material documents Davis’s anti-white and pro-Soviet views. The media don’t have to fly anywhere to get this information. I will give it to them for free. But, of course, they are not interested. They would rather sniff around Palin’s personal life. Unfortunately, in Bill O’Reilly’s interview of Barack Obama, the Fox News star failed to raise the Frank Marshall Davis connection. Please send him one of the enclosed postcards about this.
THE ATTACKS ON GOVERNOR PALIN ARE REALLY GETTING DISGUSTING. THE LATEST, AS I write these notes, is that South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler has said that Palin’s “primary qualification” for being picked as McCain’s running mate is that “she hasn’t had an abortion.” This followed Barack Obama’s remark about “lipstick on a pig,” interpreted by many as a personal attack on Palin as well. It’s true that McCain had used that phrase before, but not after Palin had been in the news with her famous quip about the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull being lipstick. The uproarious reaction of some members of the Obama audience to the comment clearly showed that they took it to be a personal reference to Palin. But Obama refused to apologize. Instead, he blamed the Republicans for creating what he said was a phony controversy. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen compared Obama to Jesus Christ and Palin to Pontius Pilate.
BY THE TIME YOU READ THESE NOTES, PALIN WILL HAVE SAT DOWN WITH THE LIBERAL media for one or more interviews. I had recommended that she go on C-SPAN, but you can see that the usually even-handed format was abandoned in my case and I was outnumbered two-to-one. She needs to be careful because it is quite obvious that the liberal media, who are close allies of the national Democratic Party, want to destroy her.
IN REFUSING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE LIPSTICK COMMENT, OBAMA COMPLAINED ABOUT “Swiftboat politics.” This is a reference to charges against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in the 2004 race, launched by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. This group, as Scott Swett points out, consisted of hundreds of Vietnam veterans who charged Kerry with lying about the extent of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam and with misrepresenting his own military record. Scott is the co-author of To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. I strongly recommend you purchase this book to understand “Swiftboat politics.” Scott’s website is http://www.tosettherecordstraight.com In an article that we ran on the AIM website, Scott noted that after the election, Democrats and the media coined the term “swiftboating” as a reference for underhanded campaign tactics. “This sloganeering is intended to obscure the fact that the veterans won all the key debates,” he notes. If you would like a copy of Scott Swett’s excellent article on “Swiftboating,” drop us the enclosed postcard.
THIS REPORT NOTES THE ROLE OF LESBIAN FEMINIST RACHEL MADDOW OF MSNBC IN spearheading the media attack on Palin. According to her website, Maddow is 35 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her “partner,” artist Susan Mikula. She also hosts a show on the Air America network, where she has examined other Palin “scandals” such as Palin’s fondness for hunting. Meanwhile, MSNBC demoted liberals Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. They were told they couldn’t be “news” anchors anywhere, just hosts of their own shows and commentators. I told Bill Triplett of Variety magazine that the move was evidence that MSNBC is acknowledging a liberal bias that has gone way over the line. He quoted me as saying, “MSNBC is finally waking up to the fact that their credibility has been suffering with those two characters as anchors. Their coverage has become a laughingstock, and they’re going to have to do more (than pulling Olbermann and Matthews) to restore their credibility.” I said that MSNBC had a right to move in a hard-left direction, but that “their actions with Olbermann and Matthews suggest they realize they went too far.” I think they will also eventually realize that giving Maddow a show was a mistake as well.
MADDOW REALLY BELONGS ON LOGO, THE HOMOSEXUAL CHANNEL ASSOCIATED WITH CBS News and owned by Viacom. In any case, you will probably see Maddow—and other “gays” and media liberals— focusing more and more critical attention on Palin’s Christian faith. The militant homosexual movement is already complaining that Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church was involved with Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conference, in which homosexuals are encouraged to leave the lifestyle. The Love Won Out ministry says that, to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, it offers “the Gospel hope that these desires can be overcome.” But don’t look for Rachel Maddow to offer both sides of that controversy on MSNBC. Please send the enclosed postcard to Phil Griffin, NBC News’ senior vice-president in charge of MSNBC. We must continue to apply the pressure so that the truth and the facts come out.