Friday, October 19, 2012
Four reasons why:
State Department Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens
Glen Doherty, former U.S. Navy Seal, State Department member
Sean Smith, former U.S. Air Force, State Department member
Tyrone Woods, former U.S. Navy Seal, State Department member
These men were cowardly abandoned, left to die by the Obama regime which evidence now proves knew in advance the danger facing them. In spite of the foul lies and attempted cover-up, the truth has emerged, as it always does.
Remove the lying, duplicitous Obama regime from power on Tuesday, November 6th.
There is no other possible response for a decent America.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
by Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)
Attributed to English statesman and author Edmund Burke is the statement, "There are Three Estates in Parliament; but in the Reporters' Gallery yonder, there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all." The Three Estates of which he spoke were the Parliamentary representatives of the church, the nobility, and the common people. Thomas Macaulay, writing much later in an essay, stated, "The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm."
Both of these esteemed men were referring to the power of the press, which was then limited to the printed word. Today the power and influence of the news media has exploded beyond all expectations. In this coming election in America, especially, it is evident they see themselves as "king makers."
However, along with their willing acceptance of the power and influence with which they operate, they have not demonstrated the requisite responsibility, the exercise of wisdom and restraint that should accompany such power among a just people. And now, the American people, whom over a lifetime I have observed are a basically fair people, are beginning to react to what they see as injustice, crass and commercial power-mongering, and bullyism.
Pollster Pat Caddell has stated frankly that today's news media is an enemy of the American people, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBR4g6cBYeA&feature=player_embedded. CNN gives you a blatant example of what he's talking about:
In a story that few in this country have heard about, the UK Guardian reported that CNN refused to broadcast an award-winning 2011 documentary, “iRevolution.” The documentary featured CNN’s on-air correspondent Amber Lyon and was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain for brutally suppressing peaceful protests by its own citizens.
Why didn’t CNN broadcast its own correspondent’s production? The reason might shock you.
According to the Guardian, “CNNi’s pursuit of and reliance on revenue from Middle East regimes increased significantly after the 2008 financial crisis, which caused the network to suffer significant losses in corporate sponsorships. It thus pursued all-new, journalistically dubious ways to earn revenue from governments around the world. Bahrain has been one of the most aggressive government exploiters of the opportunities presented by CNNi.”
The Guardian story continues, “These arrangements extend far beyond standard sponsorship agreements for advertising of the type most major media outlets feature. CNNi produces those programs in an arrangement it describes as ‘in association with’ the government of a country, and offers regimes the ability to pay for specific programs about their country. These programs are then featured as part of CNNi’s so-called ‘Eye on’ series (‘Eye on Georgia’, ‘Eye on the Philippines’, ‘Eye on Poland’), or ‘Marketplace Middle East’, all of which is designed to tout the positive economic, social and political features of that country.”
To the average viewer unaware of these government sponsorships, CNN’s stories all falsely appear to be the result of standard, unbiased reporting.
Back to the award-winning documentary that CNNi never aired. As noted above, “iRevolution” was critical of the Bahrain government for using violence against its own people. During the time the documentary was considered, Bahrain was highly invested in CNN’s “sponsorship” opportunities. The Bahrain-CNN relationship was so strong, “official agencies of the regime often boasted of how their extensive involvement with CNN was improving the nation’s image around the world.”
Bahrain’s image was apparently improving because Bahrain got what it paid for: “multiple examples of CNN International producing plainly propagandistic coverage of the regime, often without any minimal disclosure of the vested interests of its sources.” And Bahrain wasn’t the only country with the CNN “sponsorship” arrangement.
Essentially, CNN’s approach to government sponsorship of CNN content represents a merger of advertising and news. Frankly, CNN should drop any pretext that such stories are “news” and, instead, clearly label the pieces what they are: government-sponsored advertisements.
This recent revelation appears to be another nail in the coffin of CNN’s loss of public trust.
More stories on CNN bias, dishonesty:
State Department attacks ‘disgusting’ CNN for using journal of dead ambassador against family’s wishes
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Our freedoms are God-given, not state-given, not authorized by some elected official with Emperor envy. We are His, not his.
By Pastor Ed Evans
President Barack Hussein Obama is on record as having told his supporters that if he doesn't win the Presidential election in November there will be fighting in the streets. Spoken as a double-edged sword, this was said to his supporters as an urging for more supportive action, but the intention was undoubtedly also for the ears of his opponents, his detractors.
"Take the hint, don't make trouble," is the unspoken warning. But they are Pres. Obama's opponents, his detractors for reasons none of them takes lightly. For they have seen active threats to their religious freedoms, frightening threats to their longevity and health through political agendas, threats to their God-given freedoms represented by their Constitutional First and Second Amendment rights. They have seen the law of the land trampled upon, causing death and destruction in some cases, wars expanded, military respect mocked and embarrassed. They have seen the America they grew up in depicted as something to be shunned and changed through social experimentation. They have seen morals and integrity pummeled and questioned at the highest levels. They have been told that their President and those they themselves elected "know best." They have been made to understand that author George Orwell's "1984" assertion that "some people are more equal than others" has come to be a truly bitter pill to be accepted and swallowed. For those who are more equal "know best." And this "experiment" regarding individual rights will soon be over, to be accepted for the good of the state.
However, those who would rule by tyrannical power never understand that those who have tasted freedom will never give it up lightly, even at the cost of their lives and their livelihood. It is not nearly so much that free men hate what they see before them, but that they love so dearly what is taking shelter behind them.
This Sunday, Pastors in their churches across America must ignore the threat of the IRS regarding involvement in politics and preach the complete word of the Living God. For He, the Living God, the Creator, He meant us to be free. He still means us to be free.
Governmental threats regarding preaching on political evils, threats that violate the God-given rights of the U.S. Constitution are but mists in the winds of time as compared to the standing truth of the Living God. We must, we must obey God rather than men.
Such innuendo from the left that speaks of dissolving tax-free statuses, of prison terms, of claims "there will be blood", need have no meaning whatsoever for men and women already covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. He is our God, and we are His. "Be still and know that I am God," says the Creator to the Created. Upon that we must stand.