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Rigs11
04-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Boston And The Right-Wing Media's Collapse

Prefacing his comments by insisting he knows "how foreign affairs work," Glenn Beck on April 18 announced that his website, The Blaze, was breaking news about the Boston Marathon bombing: A Saudi national student on a student visa and was "absolutely involved" in the Patriot's Day blast was being deported by the U.S. government for security reason.

Beck went further, claiming the student, or "dirt bag," as the host described him, was "possibly the ringleader" in the bombing that killed three people and injured more than one hundred, and the government was deliberately covering it up.

Beck urged listeners to spread the breaking news via Twitter and Facebook because, he warned, the mainstream media would ignore the revelation. But the right-wing media would pick up the slack. Fox News' Sean Hannity helped launch the story on April 17 and continued to fan it yesterday, claiming the student had previously "been involved with a terrorist or terror activity," while a swarm of right-wing sites pushed the paranoid tale.

By making his wild allegations, Beck was asking listeners to ignore the fact that law enforcement officials had previously, and repeatedly, denied earlier right-wing media claims that the Saudi student had been taken into "custody," or was in any way responsible for the blast.

Indeed, officials at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security both soundly denied the story, explaining that there were two different Saudi nationals: one recovering in a Boston hospital who had witnessed and been injured in the explosions but was not a suspect, and another in ICE custody who was unrelated to the bombing investigation. Beck responded by calling for President Obama to be impeached for what he considered the sprawling government cover-up that now surrounded the student, Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda.

So yeah, it was that kind of week for the right-wing media. It was a debacle.

In the same week that Pulitzer prizes were announced honoring the finest in American journalism, many in the far-right media worked to set news standards in mindless, awful behavior in the wake of the Boston attack.

Faced with covering the most important American terror news story in a decade, too many players opted to just make stuff up. Prompting witch hunts, they cast innocents as would-be killers and then couldn't be bothered with apologies.

It was a memorable week in which the conservative media's highest profile newspaper, Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, seemed committed to getting as many stories wrong about the Boston attack as possible.

The hapless Post somehow managed to completely botch the simplest Journalism 101 fact of how many people were killed in the Patriot's Day attack. But hey, according to beleaguered Post editor Col Allan the Post tried its best and that's all that really matters. (It would've taken a "crystal ball" to get the story right, Allan now complains.) So no, there doesn't appear to be much introspection unfolding inside Murdoch's daily; a big-city tabloid that managed to get wrong, for days, a breaking crime story.

Yes, CNN this week was forced to concede mistakes when it reported sources had informed the news channel that arrests had been made in the case. But CNN quickly, and publicly, corrected the errors. Those unfortunate miscues happen when reporters let a be-first mindset trump the more important be-right standard. What we saw from portions of the far-right press this week however, was completely different; they almost couldn't have gotten more stories if they had tried.

Of course Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham used the terror attacks to push her partisan agenda about immigration reform. (This, before she knew anything about the suspects.) Of course chronic Obama critics like Fox News host Oliver North attacked the president for traveling to Boston to attend a prayer service for the terror victims; to try to help comfort the rattled city. And of course Fox News couldn't wait more than five minutes after that prayer service concluded before inviting Stephen Hayes on to criticize Obama for how he'd handled the issue of gun legislation.

That's what anti-Obama programming looks like and Fox News saw little reason to alter that chronically caustic approach this week.

What was truly stunning though, as highlighted by irresponsible rants about the Saudi student, was the aggressive push by key conservative media players to simply concoct stories about the breaking news event.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/19/boston-and-the-right-wing-medias-collapse/193703

Dukes
04-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Meanwhile, the left continues to raise the bar.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/543696_565837876781138_857233850_n.jpg

errand
04-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Meanwhile, the left continues to raise the bar.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/543696_565837876781138_857233850_n.jpg

and not once did they suspect that perhaps maybe it could be a leftist like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn....LOL

ant1999e
04-19-2013, 07:55 PM
OP is a drama queen.

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 08:01 PM
When was the last the last time it wasn't the right-wing as far as domestic terrorists are concerned.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 08:08 PM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1263500.1360796103!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/dorner-1-0213.jpg

Sup, biatch?

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 08:16 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/John_Allen_Muhammad.jpg

Sup, biatch?

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 08:19 PM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1263500.1360796103!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/dorner-1-0213.jpg

Sup, biatch?
****ing moron, you don't know the difference between a guy that goes postal cause he lost his job and a terrorist act.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 08:25 PM
****ing moron, you don't know the difference between a guy that goes postal cause he lost his job and a terrorist act.

Lol. I forgot that liberals actually cheered for and sympathized with this domestic terrorist. Thanks for the reminder.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 08:30 PM
http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2009/11/09/news/photos_stories/nidal_malik--300x300.jpg

Sup, biatch?

errand
04-19-2013, 08:49 PM
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Sup' b****es?

errand
04-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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It helps when you have people in places of power

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 08:53 PM
4 decades...really.

errand
04-19-2013, 08:58 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_7qW6BsAOMCSwZqmA77rW8Y6BHcx41 upvkk9spf0j7doB3i8UgQ

don't forget about me!

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 09:00 PM
http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2009/11/09/news/photos_stories/nidal_malik--300x300.jpg

Sup, biatch?

Religious zealots are always conservative/right-wing there's no such thing as a liberal religious whack-job.

Dukes
04-19-2013, 09:00 PM
When was the last the last time it wasn't the right-wing as far as domestic terrorists are concerned.

Your dumbass was saying what again?
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/77128_514165191952191_1428474116_n.jpg

errand
04-19-2013, 09:01 PM
4 decades...really.

you clowns went back two decades.....

Unlike you, though, I don't give people any exemptions for how long ago they were labelled a terrorist.

Once a terrorist always a terrorist in my eyes.

errand
04-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Religious zealots are always conservative/right-wing there's no such thing as a liberal religious whack-job.

LOL....yeah, right.

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 09:04 PM
LOL....yeah, right.

Yes,I'm right.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Religious zealots are always conservative/right-wing there's no such thing as a liberal religious whack-job.

http://www.cultureclimax.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/110228.jpeg

Sup, biatch?

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 09:06 PM
http://www.cultureclimax.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/110228.jpeg

Sup, biatch?
I said religious zealot, do you know what a religious zealot is,BIATCH!

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 09:10 PM
http://www.libertynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/FarrakhanCutout3.jpg

Sup, Biatch?

errand
04-19-2013, 09:13 PM
Yes,I'm right.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRIhl_0Gkps6ugCYq_nYLiMVLZ3F710d KJ46b3GuawBaPS8Po2gMA

Wassup' Beeeeeyeotch!

Requiem
04-19-2013, 09:14 PM
I guess Doc's office doesn't get issues from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 09:14 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/WashingtonPost/Content/Blogs/under-god/StandingArt/wright.jpg?uuid=_CeQjph9EeGSfCkRMMmN_w

Sup, biatch?

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 09:14 PM
LOL you bound to get something right eventually. Congrats. You win nothing.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2013, 09:14 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRIhl_0Gkps6ugCYq_nYLiMVLZ3F710d KJ46b3GuawBaPS8Po2gMA

Wassup' Beeeeeyeotch!

Lol beat me to it.

errand
04-19-2013, 09:15 PM
Boy, there are some pretty high profile domestic terrorists and religious zealots who have some pretty powerful buddies in Washington.....


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSnFEWM-YO449gZnjtArmY5KYxY5NAVsZwkrfQKSgurmTzLJOAC

ant1999e
04-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Hey Peace,

peacepipe
04-19-2013, 11:35 PM
Hey Peace,
Really,he luckily finds a religious zealot & I'm schooled?

ant1999e
04-19-2013, 11:42 PM
First you said this:

When was the last the last time it wasn't the right-wing as far as domestic terrorists are concerned.

ant1999e
04-19-2013, 11:44 PM
Then when they biatch slapped you, you changed the criteria and said this:

Religious zealots are always conservative/right-wing there's no such thing as a liberal religious whack-job.

And were proved wrong again.

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 12:36 AM
First you said this:

Still waiting. For last leftist terrorist.

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Then when they biatch slapped you, you changed the criteria and said this:



And were proved wrong again.
Again still waiting. For leftist religious zealot.

Pony Boy
04-20-2013, 07:39 AM
http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2009/11/09/news/photos_stories/nidal_malik--300x300.jpg

Sup, biatch?

This one doesn't count......... Obama has officially labeled this as "workplace violence"........:rofl:

Pony Boy
04-20-2013, 07:47 AM
Come on pisspipe assume the position, lower your head, tuck your tail between your legs and beg for forgiveness.

Dukes
04-20-2013, 08:29 AM
Still waiting. For last leftist terrorist.

See post #16. Or should we spell it out in crayon?

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 08:37 AM
See post #16. Or should we spell it out in crayon?

Zel miller was a Democrat as well. Being a dem doesn't make you lib.
BTW, not everybody on the list is a terrorist. Going postal does not equal terrorism.

W*GS
04-20-2013, 08:40 AM
Your dumbass was saying what again?

The more interesting thing? They're all males.

How come you guys always "forget" McVeigh?

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 08:43 AM
This one doesn't count......... Obama has officially labeled this as "workplace violence"........:rofl:
devout Muslims are conservative,probably more to the right than your typical conservative.

Dukes
04-20-2013, 08:56 AM
The more interesting thing? They're all males.

How come you guys always "forget" McVeigh?

Typically you have to look at Muslims to find female terrorism. I didn't "forget" McVeigh. He asked for left leaning terrorists. I gave him a solid list and he brushes them off as not being terrorists.

W*GS
04-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Typically you have to look at Muslims to find female terrorism. I didn't "forget" McVeigh. He asked for left leaning terrorists. I gave him a solid list and he brushes them off as not being terrorists.

Are mass shooters "terrorists"?

I'd also like to see some evidence for their alleged political affiliations.

McVeigh, on the other hand was definitely a terrorist and definitely an extreme right-winger. The bombing in OKC was explicitly political.

What politics motivated Holmes/Cho/Lanza/Harris/Klebold?

Dukes
04-20-2013, 09:09 AM
devout Muslims are conservative,probably more to the right than your typical conservative.

Why does Obama support them so much then?

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 09:28 AM
Why does Obama support them so much then?

He doesn't.

W*GS
04-20-2013, 09:31 AM
He doesn't.

Dukes thinks anything but demonization is "support".

Dukes
04-20-2013, 09:53 AM
He doesn't.

His actions speek louder than his words. You're either ignorant or in denial.

Arming Syrian rebels
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173611469/kerry-says-hes-confident-arms-reaching-syrian-rebels

Arming the Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/6/muslim-brotherhood-inherits-us-war-gear/?page=all

Michelle Obama visits Saudi suspect in the hospital
http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-news-michelle-obama-visited-saudi-national-hospital-155429954.html

This link covers the rest
http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-supports-radical-islam.html

Asshat.

Requiem
04-20-2013, 10:06 AM
Ignorance?

Ignorance would be refuting the reality that there are far more active right-wing domestic terrorist organizations in the United States who are active in carrying out threats as opposed to leftist organizations. The dynamic changed in the 60s and 70s when the top leftist organizations died out and had ideological changes towards more non-violent means of carrying out their attacks. You have a few environmental and animal nut jobs out there, but how many times are they going crazy?

Good article. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/04/opinion/bergen-right-wing-violence)

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 10:59 AM
His actions speek louder than his words. You're either ignorant or in denial.

Arming Syrian rebels
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173611469/kerry-says-hes-confident-arms-reaching-syrian-rebels

Arming the Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/6/muslim-brotherhood-inherits-us-war-gear/?page=all

Michelle Obama visits Saudi suspect in the hospital
http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-news-michelle-obama-visited-saudi-national-hospital-155429954.html

This link covers the rest
http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-supports-radical-islam.html

Asshat.

What kind of idiot are you? You think right-wing tabloid sites like TheBlaze print anything that is remotely credible. This is the same site that either was too stupid to read/understand a tax return of Joe bidens or blatantly lied about it. It's probably the latter.

ASSHAT.

Dukes
04-20-2013, 11:07 AM
What kind of idiot are you? You think right-wing tabloid sites like TheBlaze print anything that is remotely credible. This is the same site that either was too stupid to read/understand a tax return of Joe bidens or blatantly lied about it. It's probably the latter.

ASSHAT.

And the other links? Has The Blaze infiltrated NPR and the Washington Times?

kappys
04-20-2013, 11:09 AM
His actions speek louder than his words. You're either ignorant or in denial.

Arming Syrian rebels
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173611469/kerry-says-hes-confident-arms-reaching-syrian-rebels

Arming the Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/6/muslim-brotherhood-inherits-us-war-gear/?page=all

Michelle Obama visits Saudi suspect in the hospital
http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-news-michelle-obama-visited-saudi-national-hospital-155429954.html

This link covers the rest
http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-supports-radical-islam.html

Asshat.

Its interesting that you post links which you either don't read, or don't read any of the background to.

In the first link it specifically discusses Kerry's goal to get arms to moderate Syrian rebels - The rise of the Al Nusra group - a group explicitly Islamist and pro Al-Queda within the Syrian war has prompted renewed efforts to promote more moderate rebel groups in the country so that they will hopefully seize control when Al Assad falls

In the second it simply mentions that arms continue to flow from Washington to Egypt despite the change to a Muslim Brotherhood civil government. Background dictates that it is worth knowing the sharp divide between military power and civilian power in Egypt - the top military brass have remained unchanged and while currently loyal to the civilian government no one would be surprised to see another military coup against the Brotherhood should the situation deteriorate.

The third article is the most laughable of all - just read the last paragraph in which the author acknowledges that Obama's visiting of the injured Saudi is true only if you consider that they visited several Boston area hospital and spoke with many of the victims

The fourth is a private blog which appears to be authored by a lunatic.

peacepipe
04-20-2013, 11:30 AM
And the other links? Has The Blaze infiltrated NPR and the Washington Times?

Post #50

W*GS
04-20-2013, 11:49 AM
The fourth is a private blog which appears to be authored by a lunatic.

Indeed. I read it over and apparently anything the US does that isn't 100% compliant with the interests of hypernationalist Jews means we're warming up the ovens.

Sheesh.

cutthemdown
04-20-2013, 01:44 PM
Some Muslims are pretty liberal IE Indonesia, but other super conservative IE Saudi Arabia. So I would have to ask what do Muslims do more when running a country. Do they like the state to own things, or do they encourage personal freedom and free enterpirse? If not then they are sort of socialist which means they govern to the left.

TonyR
04-20-2013, 01:49 PM
His actions speek louder than his words. You're either ignorant or in denial.

LOL Says the guy posting info he's taking completely out of context and/or doesn't understand.

StugotsIII
04-22-2013, 01:02 AM
ITT a liberal gets owned.

ant1999e
04-23-2013, 12:04 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/more-saudi-arabia-connection-boston-bombings-meets-eye-022628015.html

During his Monday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck addressed news surrounding Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was at one point considered a "person of interest" by U.S. authorities in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.
"Believe me we have spent an enormous amount of time [on this story]," Beck noted during his program's opening remarks.
"Most of my staff have not slept, those in Washington and around the country and in New York have really not slept. We have been meeting with attorneys and congressman trying to make sure it is exactly right," Beck said.
While Alharbi has gone from a person of interest, to a witness, and now to someone deemed unimportant to the case, sources have told TheBlaze that there is more to this story than is being told by the media or the government.
Below, Beck explained how the two suspects from Chechnya were being radicalized and why he doesn't believe they are the "lone wolves" in the attack:"We let everyone have all of the other information because we care more about the truth, more about you getting the news," he said before explaining that since he owns TheBlaze outright, readers and viewers needn't worry about the network being beholden to outside interests or foreign (i.e. Saudi) money.
"There is not ever going to be a member of CAIR crossing this threshold to have a private meeting with me to tell me exactly what would be in my best interest. I'm not taking the meeting. We move differently here. We are an American network, owned by an American. I am sick and tired of being told there is nothing left to see, move along," he added.
"You want to know why we have terror over and over in our streets?" Beck Asked. "Saudi Arabia. It is time someone on network television says it."
Beck explained that the two suspected Boston bombers attended the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, which is a mosque managed by the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS). Beck also said that more attention should be paid to the "third" suspect in the bombing.
Beck said DHS informed TheBlaze that they don't know where the Saudi national is.
Beck said the "burden of proof" is on the federal government to prove their case on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the Saudi national.
Later on in the program with special guests terrorism expert Steve Emerson and Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh, Beck set out to explain what he feels is the more important connection in the attacks.
"I think the bigger story here is Saudi Arabia," Beck said.
"I can't imagine a story [Saudi connection] of greater importance, noted McCarthy. "It's a continuing pattern."
"You cannot process everything that needs to be processed -- all the leads -- run them down and clear a person [in that short a time]," McCarthy said of the quick processing time federal law enforcement agents spent on Alharbi.
Despite ICE telling TheBlaze that Alharbi was never being considered for deportation, Emerson maintained that there is a person slated for deportation that has "the same name" and "same build" as Alharbi.

peacepipe
04-23-2013, 06:17 AM
What's the point of posting another BS article from TheBlaze?

BroncoInferno
04-23-2013, 06:38 AM
Glenn Beck Hilarious!

Pony Boy
04-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Fox News Tops Viewership In Boston Manhunt Capture

Over half a million more viewers Friday night tuned to Fox News Channel over CNN as news broke that the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was over. In the 7 PM ET hour, Fox News was number one among cable news networks with 5.748 million viewers compared to CNNís 5.195 million.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/fox-news-tops-all-cable-for-1st-time-since-2005/

Rohirrim
04-23-2013, 04:33 PM
Fox News Tops Viewership In Boston Manhunt Capture

Over half a million more viewers Friday night tuned to Fox News Channel over CNN as news broke that the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was over. In the 7 PM ET hour, Fox News was number one among cable news networks with 5.748 million viewers compared to CNNís 5.195 million.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/fox-news-tops-all-cable-for-1st-time-since-2005/

NBC had 10.7 million viewers. Just sayin... :ouwknow:

ant1999e
04-23-2013, 04:56 PM
What's the point of posting another BS article from TheBlaze?
Uh, it's the topic of the thread dumbass. The level of your maturity is discouraging.

houghtam
04-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Uh, it's the topic of the thread dumbass. The level of your maturity is discouraging.

Okay I loled

peacepipe
04-23-2013, 05:18 PM
Uh, it's the topic of the thread dumbass. The level of your maturity is discouraging.

Ironic considering you would have to be a dumbass to post/believe BS like that. The level of your ignorance is discouraging.

ant1999e
04-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Ironic considering you would have to be a dumbass to post/believe BS like that. The level of your ignorance is discouraging.

Considering your level of fail in this thread I shouldn't be surprised at your immaturity.

peacepipe
04-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Considering your level of fail in this thread I shouldn't be surprised at your immaturity.

You post right-wing fantasies & I'm immature!? LOL

ant1999e
04-23-2013, 06:26 PM
You post right-wing fantasies & I'm immature!? LOL

It is the topic of the thread. That's how these things are suppose to work. However, you've proved time and time again not to have the ability to comprehend the concept. So continue on with your senseless blabbering.

DivineLegion
04-23-2013, 09:58 PM
What is so diffrent about radical Islam and modern conservatives? They both thrive on religious extremism, they both crave smaller government, and they both love weapons.
They would get along great if they didn't hate each other for their radical religious views.


We miss you Teddy, you were the last great Republican.