Truth is History

Mr. Chakra
Crazed Sex Poodle

It is said that the victor gets to write history. But what if their history is all lies?

Last night I got wind of the sale of Current TV to al Jezeera. That alone should create a bit of consternation but it just keeps getting better and better- or worse and worse, depending on your point of view.

Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago.

Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Al Gore, wants to avoid taxation like one of Mitt Romney’s 1%. Who can blame him for that? I mean it’s not like he is releasing his chakra into the atmosphere like a  crazed sex poodle, creating GlowBull Wormening.

But this morning there was this:

“Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”

“Glenn Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that ‘the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,‘ according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”

I don’t know if I would call that a tacit admission- it’s more like a public pronouncement that anyone on the right ‘need not apply’.  Does this mean al Jezeera? is aligned with AlGore’s point of view?

In the aftermath of Saddam’s Iraq, CNN’s  Eason Jordan admitted to withholding the truth:

Knowing the personal stories I knew about the brutality of the regime, I had three options: 1. Never repeat such horror stories. 2. Tell the stories sooner and, as a result, see innocent people killed. 3. Tell the stories after the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime. I chose option three and could never imagine doing anything else.

Withholding the truth by news organizations is nothing new. The Chicago Tribune refused twice my request to confirm that the U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald statement thanking them for holding the story for weeks meant they knew of the Blagojevich wiretaps before the ’08 election.

But, now, instead of a Olbermann, or a Client Number 9 withholding the truth- their ‘minders’ will just buy the whole channel and make up the truth. It will be just like Air America, only different.

This is all reminiscent of the Dubai Ports deal that was torpedoed by Chuckie Schumer. Don’t expect him to object to this deal tho.

Algore got out at the right time, it appears, as a cable provider has moved to eliminate the ‘bundle’.

Intel is planning to deliver cable content to any device with an Internet connection. And instead of having to pay $80 a month for two hundred channels you don’t want, you’ll be able to subscribe to specific channels of your choosing.

 

And you thought Current TV‘s ratings couldn’t go any lower.

“Fairness” v. Freedom: Show Notes, The Teri O’Brien Show, 4/1/12

About 15 minutes into this episode of the program, we experienced a complete loss of internet connection. So that accounts for any dead air that you hear. We were back by the bottom of the first hour, and all was well thereafter. I really appreciate those of you who hung in there until we were back!

Brain-damaged Keith Olbermann fired AGAIN. Replaced by the 2nd least talented personality on television, Eliot “Client #9″ Spitzer. (Least talented? Chelsea Clinton, of course!)

Thanks to our guest, Van Irion of the Liberty Legal Foundation to share his thoughts about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act. Please visit the LLF website for tons of useful information on the legal challenge to Obamacare, Barack Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president, immigration, and more!

Lame Stream Media dutifully recites Obama campaign talking point that Mitt Romney is filthy rich and “out of touch,” neglecting to mention that Barack and Michelle continue to live at a level of luxury unheard of in human history, in part on our dime. At least Mitt Romney is spending his own money, not ours, no?

GOP rising stars Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Tea Party favorite Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) endorse Mitt Romney. Rubio says a brokered convention would be a DISASTER for the GOP nominee. Is he right? Is he eligible to be Vice President?

On ABC’s “This Week,” Communist/former Obama “green czar” (there’s a really important function!) Van Jones says GOP should nominate Condi Rice for VP and watch Obama campaign go crazy, and Terry Moran tries to intimidate the Supreme Court by bringing up Bush v. Gore. He looks shocked when George Will tells him that no one cares about Bush v. Gore, and says that “we don’t know” Mitt Romney. Oh yeah, Terry, as opposed to Barack Obama, who is a complete open book, thanks to you and your vigilant colleagues terrific journalism to vet him in 2007 and 2008.

Our favorite April Fool, Joe “Gaffe Machine” Biden is at it again.

Chris Matthews and his panel, including Dan “fake but accurate” Rather praise B. Hussein’s obnoxious comments about the Trayvon Martin case, but ignore the New Black Panther Party’s felonious bounty on George Zimmerman.

Must read to understand why Obama considers the federal government takeover of health care essential to his mission to “remake” America: Archived-Articles: Why Obama Can’t Drop Health Care Reform

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PICKET: DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty – No comment – Washington Times

Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans ‘my people’ – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com

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Michelle Obama, Malia, Sasha on vacation: Visited Mount Rushmore – Lynn Sweet

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Beware “Hotness Delusion Syndrome”

You probably thought all that could be said about the Anthony Weiner sexting disaster has been said. There was the predictable treasure trove of juvenile jokes, involving calls that the congressman “stand firm,” and that we “get everything straight” before jumping to conclusions. There were the delicious headlines, including my own “Battle of the Bulge,” second only to my personal favorite: “Erections Have Consequences.” Even those attempting to avoid pre-pubescent humor find it difficult to talk about this mess without unintentionally swerving into double entendre, saying, as one of Mr. Weiner’s constituents did on CNN, that “we shouldn’t make it larger than it is.” Having seen the cringe-inducing shabby grey pup tent created by the stub that is Little Anthony, I can say with confidence that there is no danger of that.

Then there was the of the equally predictable, albeit accurate, repetition about the double standard applied to this sort of sleazy conduct when a Republican does it versus when the perp is a Democrat. As many have noted, just last February, by the time the photo of former Rep. Christopher Lee of New York(R-No Shirt) surfaced, he was gone. The GOP leadership didn’t engage in the charade of some ridiculous faux “ethics investigation.” Others cite the example of former Florida congressman Mark Foley. In 2006, after democrats, both those in Congress and those at ABC News, orchestrated a beautiful October surprise, assuring that the scandal broke too late for the GOP to replace Mr. Foley on the ballot, he resigned and disappeared. On July 31, 2007, Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp.”  Now, with Rangel and Weiner still in the House, not only is the swamp still as mucky as ever. We’ve got the makings of a new TV series, “Swamp People, Congress Edition.”

Even disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer had the decency to resign, although, of course, “disgrace” is a relative term when a democrat is involved, which is why Eliot found the transition from the role “Client Number 9” to CNN host so smooth. By refusing to go, Anthony “I Accept Full Responsibility” Weiner makes Spitzer look like a stand-up guy. Here we go again. Sorry, but I couldn’t resist. Please don’t stop reading. I’ll try to control my inner sixth grader, and get to the point.

All of the above, while true, is incomplete. What’s missing is worth our attention going forward, not because of the specifics of this social networking snafu, but because of the implications for public policy in America. Here are two important takeaways from this “teachable moment”:

First, as previously noted, Anthony Weiner is not the first pencil-necked, hideous looking dweeb to go two or three decades without a date only to achieve some career success and discover that he is suddenly attractive to certain women, especially the young, the gullible and the emotionally-driven. Some Australian guy has even assigned a name to this phenomenon: “Hotness Delusion Syndrome,” the inaccurate perception that results when the physically unattractive receive undue attention and adoration and start to see themselves through the eyes of their admirers, in complete defiance of what they have to see in their mirrors. Takeaway: Guys, just because certain lonely or dimwitted females consider you God’s gift to women, that doesn’t make it true, nor should it encourage you to act like a teenager hopped up on raging hormones.

Second, consider that, as difficult as this may to believe to those of us who found Cong. Weiner’s screeching as appealing as the sound of a million chickens being slaughtered in unison, at least one of the women who contacted Cong. Weiner was initially attracted to him because she was enthralled by his passionate ranting. You ladies thought he was demonstrating his concern for the little guy, which of course, he was. It just wasn’t the little guy you thought. Takeaway: Ladies, when a liberal starts raving about the horrible and unacceptable disparity in income between rich and poor, or evil corporations, or whatever talking point from their threadbare Marxist playbook they choose that day, he has the same thing in his head as every fourteen-year-old boy who ever picked up a guitar and started a band. By “his head,” I don’t mean the thing with hair on it, at least I hope not.

It turns out that at least some of the time, the liberals’ incessant feigned moral outrage act is all about their concerns about the less fortunate, by which I mean dateless dorks and their loveless admirers. Remember that the next time you see one in full desk-pounding mode.

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