The Corrupt Media and the Left’s Agenda to Destroy the Family:Show Notes, 2-17-13

Thanks to our guests, David Freddoso and Suzanne Venker.

Before taking the First Klingon out to a $900 Valentine’s Day romantic dinner, Barack Obama appears in a Google hangout last Thursday, to say his is the most transparent administration in history, and that Congress has run out of questions. No, not exactly.

Blast from the Past: Teri’s former WLS co-host, the recently deceased “Jack Hartford” (Jim Edwards) joins in a caller’s dissing of Teri, and adds his own critique. Good times! Stay classy, Jake!

Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama: David Freddoso: 9781621570806: Amazon.com: Books

Examiner Editorial: To avoid sequester, Dems need to get serious with GOP | WashingtonExaminer.com

Check out David’s previous two books, which are also terrific:

Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy: David Freddoso: Amazon.com: Books

The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate: David Freddoso: Amazon.com: Books

Amazon.com: How to Choose a Husband: And Make Peace With Marriage (9781936488582): Suzanne Venker: Books

The war on men | Fox News (this column went viral and drove the Left nuts!)

Lame Stream Media goes full Alinsky on Sen. Marco Rubio.

John Fund: Rubio Water Moment Shows ‘Trivia-obsessed’ Media

Barack Obama looks for wedge issues, not solutions.

White House immigration plan offers path to residency

Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water crisis  – NY Daily News (he should get together with Sheryl “one sheet of toilet paper” Crow)

I am not making this up. “Panties” are the new front in the “War on Women.”

Why the Word ‘Panties’ Is So Awful (And What to Do About It) – Sarah Fentem – The Atlantic

Cop-Killer Supporter Marc Lamont Hill Gives Bogus Explanation for Pro-Dorner Comments – Katie Pavlich (cites Prof. Hill’s admiration for Fidel Castro and convicted cop killer Assata Shakur)

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and ‘Overrated White People’

 

The Enemy at the Gate?

I’m sure that everyone is familiar with the story of the “Trojan Horse.” Since being re-elected (Heaven help us!) our Dear Reader, Barack Hussein Obama (Praise be his name), has made several disturbing appointments, including that of John Brennan to head the CIA.

Radical Islam has delared “Jihad” against western civilization, yet American citizens are expected to be “understanding” and “compassionate,” while countries that care little for even their own, slaughter our Sons and Daughters at will… AND WE EVEN GIVE THEM OUR TAX MONIES TO PAY FOR IT!  Does anyone aside from me see a problem here?

Notably absent from John Brennan’s recent confirmation hearing was a glaring question, as noted in this piece from the Last Resistance.

Given our war on Global Islamist terror, I would think, any person nominated or vetted for Director of CIA, would be asked if they are a Muslim. I mean, really. No one in the confirmation process inquired–somewhere between waterboarding and blowing up Americans without the benefit of indictment and a trial—has asked John Brennan, if he is a Muslim convert. Nope. Can’t do that. That would be insensitive and show America’s anti-Islamic biases.

The American public has the right to know if this man faces Mecca and prays to Allah five times per day before he is given the reigns of our C.I.A… Then again that might be too much to ask for from an intelligence community that cannot tell us if a sitting U.S. Senator from New Jersey short-changed an underage Dominican prostitute for services rendered.

Why won’t they tell us?

Good question, isn’t it?

Nothing to See Here, Move Along. Middle Eastern Fast & Furious?

Rebels captured a military air base in northern Syria on Tuesday, their second major strategic victory in as many days, activists said.The assault on the Jarrah airfield in Aleppo province comes a day after opposition fighters seized the nation’s largest dam, an iconic industrial symbol of the four-decade rule of President Bashar Assad‘s family.

See that flag? That’s the al Qaeda flag.

The airfield, which is located near the Furat dam captured on Monday, housed fighter jets that have been carrying out airstrikes on rebel held-areas around the country.

A video posted online by activists showed several military aircraft at Jarrah, some of them parked on the tarmac while another is in a hanger with boxes of ammunition piled up against a wall nearby.

“These warplanes are now in the hands of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic movement,” one rebel says in the video, referring to a specific rebel unit.

Are all these guys Islamic extremists?

Rebels led by the al-Qaida-linked militant group Jabhat al-Nusra captured the Furat dam on Monday, taking control over water and electricity supplies for both government-held areas and large swaths of land the opposition has captured over the past 22 months of fighting.

Somebody needs to explain why we are supporting these guys while downsizing our own military.

Turkey, formerly an ally of Damascus, has backed the opposition in the uprising against Assad’s rule that erupted in March 2011 and has claimed more than 60,000 lives according to the United Nations.

Makes you kind of wonder who supplied arms to these guys.

The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.

No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.

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American officials say that the United Arab Emirates first approached the Obama administration during the early months of the Libyan uprising, asking for permission to ship American-built weapons that the United States had supplied for the emirates’ use. The administration rejected that request, but instead urged the emirates to ship weapons to Libya that could not be traced to the United States.

“The U.A.E. was asking for clearance to send U.S. weapons,” said one former official. “We told them it’s O.K. to ship other weapons.”

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The case of Marc Turi, the American arms merchant who had sought to provide weapons to Libya, demonstrates other challenges the United States faced in dealing with Libya. A dealer who lives in both Arizona and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Turi sells small arms to buyers in the Middle East and Africa, relying primarily on suppliers of Russian-designed weapons in Eastern Europe.

In March 2011, just as the Libyan civil war was intensifying, Mr. Turi realized that Libya could be a lucrative new market, and applied to the State Department for a license to provide weapons to the rebels there, according to e-mails and other documents he has provided. (American citizens are required to obtain United States approval for any international arms sales.)

He also e-mailed with J. Christopher Stevens, then the special representative to the Libyan rebel alliance. The diplomat said he would “share” Mr. Turi’s proposal with colleagues in Washington, according to e-mails provided by Mr. Turi. Mr. Stevens, who became the United States ambassador to Libya, was one of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11.

Mr. Turi’s application for a license was rejected in late March 2011. Undeterred, he applied again, this time stating only that he planned to ship arms worth more than $200 million to Qatar. In May 2011, his application was approved. Mr. Turi, in an interview, said that his intent was to get weapons to Qatar and that what “the U.S. government and Qatar allowed from there was between them.”

Two months later, though, his home near Phoenix was raided by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Administration officials say he remains under investigation in connection with his arms dealings. The Justice Department would not comment.

Mr. Turi said he believed that United States officials had shut down his proposed arms pipeline because he was getting in the way of the Obama administration’s dealings with Qatar. The Qataris, he complained, imposed no controls on who got the weapons. “They just handed them out like candy,” he said.

This is just like Fast and Furious, only different.

John Brennan was in charge of this operation and has been implicated in the running of guns to the Syrian rebels- who just happen to fly the al queda flag.

Ain’t that special?

Former CIA Operative Michael Scheuer Calls Out John Brennan as a Liar

As I mentioned on yesterday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, John Brennan seems to be EVERYWHERE. He has has grubby little fingers in every pie, apparently. Jack Cashill’s piece (cited in yesterday’s Show Notes) suggests he’s got some ‘splainin’ to do about Barack Obama’s 1981 trip to Pah-KEE-stah. The new book, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, claims his extra-legal actions might have been the reason for the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack. He refused to give a simple “yes” or “no” answer to Sen. Wyden’s question about whether he thinks the President has the authority to take out American citizens with drone strikes on American soil. Some suggest he’s actually a Muslim.

Today, former CIA operative and head of the bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer, didn’t pull any punches. See for yourself.

Larry Elder on Fathers, Jack Cashill on Hillary’s Lies-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

The Sage of South Central, Larry Elder, will be our guest to discuss his riveting new book, Dear Father, Dear Son…Two Lives, Eight Hours, which describes his horrific childhood with a brutal father who beat him and his brothers on a regular, albeit not always predictable, basis. How did growing up in this environment shape his future, especially his attitude about fathers and their absence? He has spoken eloquently about the epidemic of broken families in the black community, but what about American society in general? Don’t the recent high-profile mass killings committed by young men with untreated mental illness say that we have a serious social problem involving our boys and young men? We’ll also ask him about his decades long battle against the race baiters who have tried to enlist black Americans in a cult of victimhood, and the case of former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner, now accused of two murders, and author of a bizarre manifesto. The Lame Stream Media has scrubbed references to Mr. Dorner’s admiration for well-known media liberals like Chris Matthews and Piers Morgan, as well as his admiration for Barack Obama. Is he surprised?

After her star turn before the Senate, in which she received was praised to the skies for asking the brilliant question “what difference does it make?” why four Americans were slaughtered under her watch in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton enjoys absurdly high approval ratings, proving again the power of the Lame Stream Media to shape public perception. In retrospect, she’s probably happy that she didn’t have to take that 3 a.m. phone call. Sadly, as we learned last week when former Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, no one took that desperate plea for help from Libya. Apparently, the narcissistic, affirmative-action assisted, empty suit playing dress up as Commander-in-Chief was AWOL. At least now we know the reason for the coverup, featuring that ridiculous claim about a silly anti-Muslim video being the cause. The current occupant of the Oval Office was …where when those four brave Americans were being murdered? When precisely did Barack Hussein Obama learn of the death of our Ambassador? What was he doing during the siege? Will David Axelrod ever be called on his deliberate lie, which conveniently took place right before the presidential election, that Obama was “talking to his national security folks well into the night” about the situation in Libya? Many of us are more interested in the answers to these questions than to the other weighty issues that seem to occupy the attention of over-the-air broadcast outlets, such as Chris Brown’s latest brush with the law, or an East Coast snowstorm. We’ll ask our guest, prolific author (Deconstructing Obama) Jack Cashill, about “Hillary’s First Lie,” the subject of a recent piece he wrote for The American Thinker, and also about the questions he thinks prospective CIA director John Brennan must answer about Barack Obama’s passport and the One’s mysterious 1981 trip to Pakistan.

Michelle Obama suddenly discovers that people are being murdered with guns in her home town, Chicago, and travels there to use a dead girl as a prop. Stay classy, Michelle!

Marco Rubio will deliver one response to the State of the Union Address. He is featured on the cover of irrelevant rag Time Magazine as the “Republican Savior,” but is he an Article II Natural Born Citizen?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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Obama Administration Decides That Your Government Should Let Congress Know When They Think It’s OK to Kill You

Just in time for John Brennan’s confirmation hearing today, the most transparent administration in history caved on letting Congress see its justification for killing an American citizen with a drone strike. From The Los Angeles Times:

President Obama, who has championed lethal drone strikes as a major part of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, bowed to pressure Wednesday and agreed to allow the Senate and House intelligence committees to review classified legal memos used to justify a drone strike against a U.S. citizen in Yemen in 2011.

Senators had demanded for months to see the Justice Departmentopinions that provided the White House legal authority to order the targeted killing of Anwar Awlaki, a New Mexico native who became an Al Qaeda leader.

Some cynical, and probably racist, right-wing critics of the Dear Reader have noted a distinct difference in the way that Barack Obama’s enthusiastic support for the programs put in place by the Bush administration to keep America safe, programs that he vilified as a candidate, are being covered by our fearless media. Recall the sniper kill of the Somali pirates in April 2009? At the time, I asked you to consider what sort of coverage that this incident would have received had it happened during the George W. Bush administration. I wrote about that and asked you to add your ideas.

  • “Anderson Cooper runs a series of special reports with Christiane Amanpour describing the desperation of the Somalian teenagers driven to lives of crime by poverty and U.S. arrogance.
  • Brian Williams visits the fishing villages where the slain Somalias tried to eke out a living.
  • Diane Sawyer, barely holding back tears, Interviews Widow of Victim of Bush Vigilantism on the High Seas; Six Now Fatherless Children Ask Why?
  • Keith Olbermanns Special Comment: Murder: Your Answer to Everything, Mr. Bush. In the name of all that is decent, resign!!
  • John Dean (of Watergate fame) writes a column for a legal blog detailing the criminal charges that could and should be brought against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for killing 3 innocent until proven guilty criminal suspects before they could be indicted. I’m sure you can think of a few more. Please feel free to add yours to the list.”

The response to the sniper kill by the Obama administration? The Lame Stream Media gathered up all their leftover Valentines to send them, and bombarded us with stories about our brave, brilliant young president.

The LSM gave up any pretense of journalism, at least when it comes to Barack Obama, at least ten years ago, so even though the double standard is ridiculously obvious to everyone, they don’t care. That’s why I was surprised to see the LA Times come up with this fig leaf to try to cover up their North Korea-style coverage of the Dear Reader.

The administration’s position has brought objections from some longtime critics. However, the response from Congress has been muted, reflecting the degree to which once-controversial practices in drone warfare have become mainstream after more than a decade of conflict.

Oh, that’s the reason! Everyone accepts these policies now! It’s not that they are trying to cover for Obama. It’s that because he’s doing it now after so many years, it’s all ok!

I guess it’s sort of like that Gitmo thing. I know that it seems like 100 years ago, but remember Barack Obama’s first executive orders, one of which provided to that that heinous torture pit established by Bush and Cheney within one year? I wonder if the task force on detention that he established by another executive order on the same day weighed in on the argument his administration made before a federal judge yesterday? From The Liberal Death Star:

The Obama administration on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to overturn a sweeping ruling by a district judge that blocked the government from enforcing a statute related to the indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects.

Where are the LSM critics of the “fascist” George W. Bush? Bueller? Bueller?