Posts Tagged ‘jake tapper’

ABC news plays self rightous liars

Posted: July 25, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Cokie Roberts repeats the John Lewis lie, and the panel pounds on Fox and once again nobody touches the words Breitbart actually used.

When Jake Tapper quotes Sherrod saying that Breitbart wants to return to the days of slavery and Donna Brazille ducks saying she doesn’t want to comment on her.

The self righteousness on Donaldson et/al who had no trouble when the NAACP and the media have gone after the tea parties with false charges of racism speaks very poorly of them. It’s all about the loss of control of the narrative.

This show will really be hurt when Tapper leaves it.

Update: Oh and who are Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly? The people that the public trust more than you these days Sam because you, the mainstream media spent the trust you had like a drunken sailor for the sake of your agenda.

Update 2: What the sad thing? Other than fox ABC had more conservatives on the panel than anyone else.

I was part of a spirited exchange on twitter last night with Dan Riehl and Josh Trevino I argued that we are obliged to act honorably saying:

Being right isn’t always in our control but acting honorable is.

So in that spirit lets take a long look at what happened here and who acted honorably and who did not. (more…)

Joe Biden wisely stated that the tea party is not a racist organization:

“I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is — is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.”

But then he BS on the Washington business:

A black Congressman walking up the stairs of the Capitol,” he said, referring to alleged racist epithets said to an African-American Congressmen by alleged Tea Party members during the apogee of the debate over health care reform.

Doesn’t provide any evidence, just repeats it, no 100k for Joe. On the Round Table on ABC Clarence Page plays that card and George Will shot him down big bringing up the 100k. Page changes the subject, no 100k for him either.

But when Palin’s response was brought up, what was actually said wasn’t touched on, only the “why doesn’t she just say she condemns any racism in the tea party.” In other words accepting the Tea Party is “racist”.

Good thing we have that good republican Nicole Wallace on that Panel to back up Palin eh?

Maybe it would be a good idea to have someone who has actually attended a tea party rally and supports it during such a discussion. Has Dana Loesch and Breitbart fallen off the face of the earth?

Glenn describes Biden as throwing the NAACP under the bus. I wouldn’t go that far, but it does further beclown them despite the best efforts of the majority of the ABC panel to make them relevant.

No Memeorandum thread yet, I’ll keep an eye on it.

Update: Looks like Biden could have used the dough:

The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. His campaign also was charged with sloppy record-keeping.

100k could help there.

is this Tweet:

hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. about 12 hours ago from web
jaketapper

He is putting himself out there and China has a long memory, does he care? No! This explains why he isn’t worried about challenging this White House, if he’s not afraid of China he certainly isn’t going to be afraid of Obama.

He even gets to the bottom of the bow:

“This picture shows two things,” my friend writes.

“1) The ‘right’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“2) The ‘left’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“His bow is neither (1) unprecedented nor (2) a sign of cultural understanding.

“At their 1971 meeting in Alaska, the first visit of a Japanese Emperor to America, President Nixon bowed and referred to Emperor Hirohito and his wife repeatedly as ‘Your Imperial Majesties.'”

and he explains why the left is wrong too (although other than anti-communism Nixon was very much a liberal republican).

The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.

Would there be anyone worth paying attention to in the Washington press corps if he wasn’t there, (excluding of course the wonderful Byron York)?

Exit question: How long before he ends up at Fox when the White House gets sick of dealing with him?