Ben Shapiro’s new book, Bullies: How The Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America, is a must-read for anyone interested in politics. The book delves into who the real enemy is and how to combat him. American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing Ben Shapiro about his latest book.
Ben wanted to emphasize that the main bullies are the mass media, including those TV show moderators who “are liberals masquerading as moderates. It is important to start recognizing who the real enemy is here. The one conservative who has done it right is Newt Gingrich, who started attacking the reporters.”
Shapiro’s solution is to have conservative representatives go on the talk show circuit and speak out with gusto when it comes to their ideology. They should be polite by thanking their hosts for the opportunity given, but then they should point out in no uncertain terms that since “I am a conservative and you are a liberal, we have two fundamentally different worldviews, and I just want to let the viewers know this.”
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The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples – by Warner Todd Huston – WesternJournalism.com
Keith Koffler says… “President Obama is already busy concocting new power grabs.”
That’s plural: “grabs.”
He wants to remove a portion of the power of the purse from Congress by granting himself the ability to raise the debt ceiling, subject to a two-thirds disapproval vote in Congress, which basically means he can raise it at will. If Bush had tried this, Democrats would be sobbing anguished tears all over the floors of Congress about the imperial presidency.
And the White House, in an unusual interference with congressional procedure, has weighed in with support for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s effort to roll back the filibuster, which currently requires 60 votes to end.
“And where’s the media?” I ask rhetorically.
BuzzFeed Politics was forced on Friday to ask the question that all tween girls find themselves pondering about their first crush: why won’t he talk to me?
Andrew Kaczynski seemed confused and distraught that President Obama issued a statement without taking any questions in his first press conference since Tuesday’s election. It was the first time an incumbent president has refused to answer questions from reporters after winning reelection in over two decades.
Maybe BuzzFeed Politics would’ve been less surprised by this turn of events if they were actually doing the work of real journalists instead of acting like unpaid members of the Obama reelection campaign for the past year; President Obama’s propensity for avoiding questions from the White House Press Corps has been well documented.
The Establishment Media as a whole has avoided asking President Obama any tough questions that would have jeopardized his election campaign. They’ve ignored issues like Operation Fast & Furious, WH intelligence leaks, security issues at the American consulate in Benghazi, deteriorating US-Israeli relations, and the unrelenting, crushing unemployment and abysmal job numbers that Americans are still suffering under.
Outside a handful of reporters who have gone off-script (and faced scorn from both the administration and their peers for it), the past year demonstrated that so many in the news media apparently dreamed of growing up to be lapdogs of the powerful in their starry-eyed youth, not journalists.
Now that Obama’s second term has been secured, it appears that the Old Media believed Obama would reward their obedience and diligence in protecting him by actually treating them like the noble Fourth Estate they believe they are. In his first appearance before them, Obama told them to pound sand. He never needs to worry about his approval ratings or to campaign for office ever again.
He doesn’t need them anymore.
Andrew, believe me when I tell you that we’re not sorry to say, “We told you so.” Enjoy the next four years.
Dissecting the implications of General Petraeus’ resignation Friday as the head of the CIA, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said the media may finally start covering the Benghazi scandal now that there is a “sex scandal” attached to it.
“We will unravel all the threads of this in time, we’re just in the first few hours. But I think it’s worth noting what we do know, this is the end of a career of a truly great American.”
After rattling off a number of Petraeus’ impressive career accomplishments, Krauthammer explained that even though the general will not be testifying in next week’s congressional hearings, the Benghazi story will not get swept under the rug because of his absence.
“In an odd way, and sort of a discouraging way, now that the story is attached to a sex scandal, it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as was not pursued before,” he added.
4. The Benghazi Blackout: Right after the September 11 attack in Libya, the networks proclaimed that the events would bolster President Obama — “reminding voters of his power as commander-in-chief,” as NBC’s Peter Alexander stated on the September 14 edition of “Today.” But as a cascade of leaked information erased the portrait of Obama as a heroic commander, the broadcast networks shunted the Benghazi story to the sidelines.
News broke online in late September, for example, that Team Obama knew within 24 hours that the attack was likely the result of terrorism. That starkly contradicted claims from White House press secretary Jay Carney, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and President Obama himself that the attack was a “spontaneous” reaction to an anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube. Yet, ABC took nearly two days to bring this story to viewers, while CBS and NBC held off for three days.
This was, shamefully, the broadcast networks’ pattern in October: New developments exposing the administration’s failure to provide adequate security, or contradictions in their public statements, were either given stingy coverage or buried completely. The puzzle pieces revealed a disturbing failure of Obama’s national security apparatus, but the networks flitted in and out of the story, never giving it any traction.
Instead of an “October Surprise,” the networks engineered an “October Suppression” — keeping a lid on the boiling Benghazi story until Election Day. Who knows how voters might have reacted if the media had covered this story as tenaciously as they did Romney’s “47% gaffe”?
Look, we all make mistakes. But the “real reporters” continue to maintain a superiority complex over the “just bloggers” that is wholly undeserved.
This correction is now at the top of the ABC News report from earlier today in which a false Tea Party tie to the Aurora movie theater shooting was disseminated:
For weeks, all we’ve heard in reference to the media/Obama-led attacks against Romney’s so-called outsourcing and offshore accounts is the following: “Romney needs to respond… Romney doesn’t have a response… It’s time for Romney to respond.” Across the media spectrum, we’ve heard this from Obama’s Media Palace Guards on Twitter, in op-eds disguised as straight news, and from television’s talking heads. The media has quite purposefully turned this call for Romney to respond into an incessant drumbeat. But…
It’s a trap.
You see, the outsourcing charge is a bald-faced lie and the offshore-account charge is nothing more than a smear. It was the Washington Post that started the outsourcing lie and it was an Occupy-supporter in Vanity Fair who started the offshore-account smear.
A lie is a lie is a lie.