All We Need Now Are The Monkeys

The great and powerful O has spoken.

I just don’t get it. Why isn’t the mainstream media calling out the President, his administration, and his supporters for the garbage they are spewing on a daily basis?

First, it was the Van Jones debacle. Well, that wasn’t really a debacle, it was a well planned, carefully executed slap to the face of every American. Where was the media? From the moment evidence surfaced that he was nothing more than a radical communist who advocated a total revolution in America, the media should have been all over the story. As you know, they weren’t.

So where were they? Even after the scandal broke and all of the evidence (in his own words, via videos available online) was uncovered, how did mainstream media handle the story? They reported that he was a ‘9/11 truther’ and that he called the Republicans a bad name. That’s it. No mention whatsoever of his radical beliefs, his desire for total anarchy in America, or the fact that all of the evidence against him came out of his own mouth.

Because of that whole mess with Van Jones, or the lack thereof on their part, it didn’t really surprise me when the mainstream media missed the boat on the ACORN sting videos either.

On September 10th the first ACORN video surfaced. ACORN employees in the Baltimore office were caught on video talking with the undercover couple about smuggling young girls into the country for the purpose of prostitution. They even helped the couple learn how to evade paying taxes.

Many people may have thought this video was a one time deal, and in light of that fact, maybe, just maybe, it could have slipped under the radar of the mainstream media. But what about the second video from Washington, D.C? Or the third from New York City?

By now even the most cynical person can see the pattern of corruption at ACORN. Apparently it wasn’t enough for the mainstream media, however, which still wasn’t convinced there was a problem that needed reporting.

I thought for sure, the fourth video from San Bernadino, California would have been “the one” because it dealt with Child Prostitution as well as a “self-defense killing”. Surely these topics would garner the interest of the mainstream media honchos, but on September 15th, Charlie Gibson, the anchor the ABC World News Tonight said he hadn’t even heard of the ACORN scandal.

On September 16th, after the Census Bureau had already terminated their agreement with ACORN and the U.S. Senate had voted to defund them, their chief executive, Bertha Lewis, announced that they were suspending operations and were no longer going to advise new clients until an independent review was completed.

Since that announcement (which also drew very little attention from anyone in the mainstream media), the fifth video from San Diego was released and the U.S. House voted to cut all funds to ACORN.

So where was the mainstream media? Why are they still failing to report it today? Oh sure, some of them have mentioned the scandal, a couple have even discussed the videos. Of course, when doing so you hear words like ‘entrapment’ and other phrases that place the blame for the whole mess on the two people who went undercover to expose the corruption in the first place.

Isn’t that what reporters used to do? Isn’t this the kind of thing the mainstream media is supposed to do? The President announced this weekend that he won’t commit to cutting federal funds from ACORN, and no one is calling him on this either!

What else is the mainstream media going to try to ignore? How bad do things have to get, and how much information has to be released before the mainstream media stops what they are doing to look at what’s really going on?

Maybe they’ll ignore the fact that the White House is using the National Endowment for the Arts to fund political propaganda? Maybe they’ll turn a blind eye to the fact that President Obama has done a 180 on his position and is ready to extend three crucial provisions of the Patriot Act?

There used to be a time when politicians would speak up and expose those who were acting in a manner that was detrimental to our country. There used to be a time when they were willing to do the right thing by exposing the corruption among them and we could trust that those we sent to Washington would actually work to make our country a better place.

There used to be a time when the mainstream media questioned those in our government and kept them on their toes. But these days, however, with the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid on the Hill, sending politicians to Washington gets us nowhere and asking someone in the mainstream media to do their job is less successful than sending a flock of flying monkeys out to grab a little girl and her dog.

PS: My apologies to the departed Margaret Hamilton for defacing her image in such a way, but I had a point to get across.

The Day The Mainstream Media Died

Today, September 6th, 2009, is the day the mainstream media in America officially died.

Many people believe it died years ago, but truth be told, it’s been on life support for quite a few years. Today, in the early morning hours, it finally flat lined. With a quiet resignation handed down in Washington while America slept, the mainstream media slipped into oblivion never to recover.

The mainstream media had let itself go for so long, being propped up by enablers with money and agendas who had no intention to help it recover, that nothing could be done to save it. That’s not to say some didn’t try.

For weeks (even months), some in our country have been offering solutions to the media in the form of honest, non-biased reporting, only to find that the media had no intention of climbing into the ambulance, or grasping the aid being tossed their way. You can’t help those who won’t help themselves, right?

A scandal arose in Washington several days ago when it was discovered that President Obama’s “Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation”, Van Jones, was a radical, a known communist, 9/11 truther, and a racist. The only person in the media who seemed to be shedding light on Van Jones was Glenn Beck who has a program on FOXNews. Mainstream media ignored the story.

I’m sure the White House wasn’t worried about the news of this scandal because the only person talking about it was Glenn Beck, and they had no reason to fear him. Or so they thought. Glenn Beck ran a special series of programs which simply asked questions about the current administration, our Congress, and the state of our nation today. Beck’s program brought in record ratings, and the news of the scandal exploded. Mainstream media ignored the explosion.

We all know that the mainstream media loves scandal. Some of the brightest spots in mainstream media’s long and checkered past involved their insatiable appetite for scandals, especially where Presidents are involved. So what happened this time? Ordinary citizens stepped up with a ferocious appetite and discovered more and more evidence, in Van Jones’ own words. Mainstream media ignored Van Jones’ own words.

Many people first learned the truth about Van Jones when Glenn Beck shed some light on his history, his stalwart belief in communism, his radical beliefs, and his founding of the organization, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

Bloggers across the country picked up the story and the light got brighter. Twitter was lit up with talk about Van Jones and links to videos of Van Jones started popping up everywhere.

Ordinary citizens uncovered video of Van Jones and his racist beliefs,

and they uncovered video of Van Jones claiming white polluters and environmentalists were poisoning black people.

Then Van Jones himself compared former President Bush to a crackhead,

and he called Republicans “assholes”.

If all of this wasn’t bad enough, evidence surfaced that Van Jones is a 9/11 truther. If you don’t know, 9/11 truthers believe that President Bush and other high level officials in our own government knew about the pending attacks on September 11th, 2001, and allowed them to happen. His name appears on a petition from 2004 demanding a Congressional inquiry of 9/11 and the government’s involvement.

Like many others in Washington who love to address issues without reading them first, Van Jones now claims that he did not read the language in the petition before signing it.

The quiet resignation that was handed down in the early morning hours today was that of Van Jones. It’s apparent that it was going to be too difficult to fight the truth that anyone at the White House expected and they tossed Van under the bus.

In a classic move, knowing that the mainstream media completely missed this entire scandal, Jones decided to try and take advantage of that fact by claiming his resignation was due to a smear campaign filled with lies and distortions.

“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Go back and watch those videos again. Listen to Van Jones in his own words, then read his letter of resignation again. The only person who smeared Van Jones was Van Jones himself. The only person responsible for the videos shown above is Van Jones. The only distraction here is Van Jones himself.

This scandal uncovers a much bigger problem in the White House and questions the credibility of our President. Did the President know about Van Jones’ history? If so, why was he allowed such access to the President? If not, who else is passing through the doors of the White House that we should know more about? The current administration is good at smoke screens and distractions, so I can’t help but think this resignation is meant to help distract us from something else they don’t want us to see. If you need evidence of this just start researching any one of the other 30 or so czars working in the White House. Once you shed light on roaches they don’t wait for one of their own to run for cover, they all scurry back into the darkness as quick as they can.

Now ask yourself, why would mainstream media completely ignore a scandal like this? A self-avowed communist and radical who called for a revolutionary movement in America and believes our own government was responsible for 9/11 was sitting at the table advising our current President and no one in the mainstream media even noticed?

A scandal occurred in our nation’s capitol from it’s very beginning all the way to completion and the mainstream media never even hinted there was a problem. Do we need any more evidence that the mainstream media has flat lined?