Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: Mainstream Media

Surprise! Obama turns on the Liberal Press that Helped Elect Him

This article was first published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, October 14th, 2013:

In a greatly underreported study, a group supposedly gathered to protect the “integrity” of the press and to “defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal” has just discovered the obvious:

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Fringe Anti-gun Group Challenges the National Rifle Association

Within hours of the press release issued by Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the fledgling anti-gun group that was hatched following the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords (and now run by her husband Mark Kelly), that the two were headed to Saratoga Springs Arms Fair in New York on Sunday, the media splashed headlines as if it were a major event. ABC News said

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Is Bezos Buying at the Bottom?

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 9th, 2013:

It was suggested here on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos and John Henry might have overpaid for their recent purchases of the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. Newspaper revenues have been declining for years, and more precipitously in recent years. The best minds in the business have been unable to halt that decline. Pay walls have offended readers who have the freedom to go elsewhere for their news. Package deals and bundling haven’t worked. The Drudge Report continues to gain ground at their expense and is now worth more (with just two or three employees) than

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Nelson Mandela to Be Promoted to “Sainthood” by the Media at His Death

This article was first published at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013:

 

With the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s demise expected shortly, the mainstream media’s orchestra and chorus of praise and worship are already warming up. It no doubt will drown out any protests or exposés by thoughtful journalists who have taken the time to find out the truth about this revolutionary communist terrorist masquerading as a

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This is an amazing admission.

[To] conspiracy  theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world  is a rigged game.

We found this out in recent months, when

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What’s Wrong with the Colorado GOP?

John Ransom thinks he knows. He’s been inside the beast and the picture isn’t pretty.  Ransom used to be active in Colorado politics and knows personally both aspirants to become chairman of the state’s GOP. He likes them both, and considers each of them friends.

But friends is friends and business is business and Ransom isn’t afraid to tell what he knows:

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Sequester cuts will end the world

I’ve managed up to this point to refrain from writing much about the sequester cuts in government spending for fear that my sarcasm would reveal how I really feel and would damage any credibility I might have

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Reaping the Whirlwind: the Colorado Model and Gun Control

On Monday, February 18th, the Democrat-controlled Colorado House of Representatives passed all four gun control bills over an out-numbered Republican minority’s noisy and occasionally emotional protests.

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I said this. Ashley Herzog just says it better.

The mainstream media is slanted, biased, prejudiced and has its own agenda. Ashley Herzog has been a journalist for years and therefore wasn’t surprised when the MSM derided Wayne LaPierre’s sound bite – “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” – by trying to turn it into a

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The San Antonio Theater Shooting the Media Ignored

Non Violence Gun Sculptute. Caen Memorial (3)

Non Violence Gun Sculptute. Caen Memorial (3) (Photo credit: Gouldy99)

At approximately 9:25PM on Sunday night, December 16th, just two days after the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Jesus Manuel Garcia, age 19, entered the China Garden restaurant across the mall from the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater complex in San Antonio, Texas, looking for his ex-girlfriend. Angered that she had just broken up with him, he sent her a text message that he planned to go to the restaurant where she worked and “shoot somebody.”

Before she could warn patrons at the restaurant Garcia entered and started shooting. One bullet slightly wounded one patron while others scattered out the exit doors and headed for the safety of the theater lobby across the mall. Garcia chased them and continued shooting.

This got the attention of an off-duty security guard, Bexar County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Castellano, who chased Garcia to the back of the theater where he ducked into the men’s room. When he emerged, Castellano shot him four times which immediately and effectively ended the threat. Garcia was handcuffed with the help of another off-duty officer and was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Garcia was charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and his bail was set at $1 million.

In reporting the incident, the local CBS affiliate tried to link the shooting with

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Newsweek’s last Print Issue is December 31st

The Wall Street Journal noted the end of an era with the final print edition of Newsweek magazine coming out on Monday, December 31st. It will transition to an online-only format with plans to charge subscribers for its content after the first of the year.

The end has been coming for some time. On October 18th, Tina Brown, Newsweek’s editor, announced the change on the same day that she

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How likely is gun confiscation in the US?

Gary North thinks it is highly unlikely, for several excellent reasons. In his comments at The Tea Party Economist (which he unashamedly uses to promote his subscription service, GaryNorth.com), North reminds his readers that he’s been watching efforts to confiscate guns fail to gain significant traction for more than 40 years:

I have watched the gun control movement become a major voice against gun ownership over the last 40 years. What has most impressed me is this: this movement has been unsuccessful in disarming Americans.

He notes, as I have, that whenever there is a mass shooting like the one in Connecticut

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Did you read about the Portland Mall shooting? No?

The kept mainstream media continues to hammer away at the Second Amendment, determined to weaken it in its campaign to erase its restrictions altogether. Accordingly, the media has ignored the “other” shooting where an individual with a legally owned handgun stopped a rampage before it really got started. This is proof that the media is “kept,”, bought and paid for by insiders whose agenda includes exposing only those stories that fit their totalitarian mindset and agenda.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, December 11th, at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Portland, Oregon:

On Tuesday evening Casey and Ashley went to the mall with Casey’s close friend Nick and Ashley’s 4-month-old son Noah. Ashley’s boyfriend (who is also Casey’s brother) works at the mall and the group was waiting for him to get out of a meeting. They had been in the mall for a short while and were heading to the food court to get a bite to eat.

Just as the group passed the Macy’s Home Store and came to Morgan Jewelers three gunshots rang out.

Nick, who was carrying concealed, had obviously done some serious training in preparation (both mentally and physically) for just such an incident:

As Ashley told us, Nick tossed Noah to her and drew his concealed carry weapon in a single motion.

This is worth exploring for a moment. You no doubt have read that gun sales are going through the roof. I have a friend who teaches classes for people who want to carry concealed. His phone is ringing…a lot. But just because someone owns a gun and has a concealed carry permit doesn’t qualify him (or her) to carry. The decision to carry takes time. It took me many months before I decided to carry. I had to work through the whole issue of confronting and then possibly being forced to, in the gravest extreme, use deadly force to end a threat. I had to think about the aftermath consequences – making that 9-1-1 call, dealing with police, connecting with an attorney, all of that.

Nick obviously had done all of that:

As the girls took cover Nick, with his gun drawn, moved behind a pillar and looked towards the shots – and saw the gunmen moving towards them…

Knowing the girls were more secure, Nick was now alone and the gunman was still approaching.

Like most malls, Clackamas Town Center’s second floor has walkways by the storefronts with an open middle area so that light gets through to the bottom floor. The gunman was across that opening from Nick and continued to approach. Nick noted that the gunman seemed unfamiliar with the rifle we now know was stolen. Instead of clearing a malfunction cleanly, the gunman was slapping the gun and pulling the charging handle with seemingly no plan in mind.

As the gunman came closer, he turned to cross a walkway bridging the open space and connecting the two sides of the mall so he could continue his rampage inside the large Macy’s Home Store on the other side – right where Nick was standing.

Nick lined put his front sight on the man’s head and put his finger on the trigger. Nick has extensive firearms experience with both rifles and handguns, at the range of approximately 15-20 yards, this was a shot he knew he could make…

And then Nick considered, coolly with careful deliberation, what were the possible consequences of taking the shot:

As all firearms owners know, Colonel Jeff Coopers Rule #4 is to know your target and what is behind it. Now Nick knew for sure that, while he had a good target, what was behind it were innocent people who were terrified. He removed his finger from the trigger while keeping the gun on the gunman.

Nick was visible to the gunman, who recognized that the mall was no longer a “gun-free zone” and that he now faced unanticipated resistance:

Knowing he [was now faced with] an armed person in the mall and that this was no longer his gun-free zone, the gunman avoided the Macy’s Home Store and ended his rampage by fleeing to a service corridor and into the stairwell to the lower level. He then took his life..

The incident ended without Nick having to fire a single shot. The mere presence of resistance was sufficient to end the threat.

Let’s review: There was a threat. Someone carrying concealed (with sufficient training and forethought) recognized the threat, and acted prudently in response to it. His presence was sufficient to end the threat.

It was also enough for the prostitute press to keep from saying anything about it. It didn’t fit their narrative. That’s why you won’t read about it in the New York Times or the Washington Post or the Boston Globe. They are all hand-maidens to their bosses who are bent on removing the Second Amendment.

Honoring Freedom Fight Activists

Mike Adams calls himself the “Health Ranger” who has a blog at www.NaturalNews.com where he comments frequently not only on health and nutrition issues but on larger issues as well. Yesterday he gave us a peek at some of those people who have influenced and galvanized him to action in the freedom fight. You’ll no doubt recognize some of the names: Alex Jones, Dr. Joseph Mercola, John Perkins and Gary Null.

The list goes on. You can do a search on each of them for their backgrounds and their contributions to the fight:

On economic issues, freedom advocates like G. Edward Griffin, Paul Craig Roberts, Lew Rockwell, Max Keiser and Gerald Celente question the lies and deceptions of the Federal Reserve and the global banking cartels. They are the brightest economic minds of our time, vastly out-thinking the parrot-headed zombie journalists at the New York Times, TIME Magazine or other mainstream media rags (nearly all of which are slowly going bankrupt, by the way).

He holds them in high regard and esteem because they are courageous and not cowards. Adams makes the distinction:

Jones, Rockwell, Roberts, Griffin, Icke, Quayle, Celente, Keiser, Null, Mercola, Cummins, Smith, Perkins and many more… these people exercise courage. They dare to do what the vast majority of others refuse to do: Speak out forcefully on the real problems facing our world… and the necessarily “radical” solutions to save our world from tragedy in every area that matters: health, environment, finance, liberty, spirituality and more.

He contrasts these with those who take the wide road, the popular road, the one that is most heavily travelled and popular:

In contrast to the courageous truth-tellers, we have the cowards: People who repeat the same thing we might hear from Monsanto, or the FDA, or the White House under any administration (Bush, Obama, you name it). As a coward, it is easy to become a pop culture celebrity because you’ll be offered endless speaking engagements, TV appearances and opportunities to publish your propaganda in mainstream media news magazines. Telling corporate-sponsored lies is not just easy, it’s also popular.

Adams teaches us a good rule to follow:

Look at who the mainstream media says you should pay attention to… and then run like crazy in the opposite direction…

 

 

The Not-So-Lame Duck Session

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Phyllis Schlafly, a long-time activist and freedom fighter, just turned 88 in August, and is just as vigorous and vociferous in her views as ever. One of her concerns is that the lame duck session of the Senate could vote to approve one or more of those vicious UN treaties that haven’t been getting much attention in the mainstream media. Schlafly knows the score, and who’s behind the push:

The globalists have been plotting to use the volatility of this lame-duck session to achieve some of their internationalist goals that they couldn’t get passed during the last four years. In particular, they would like to lock us into treaties that slice out various parts of our national sovereignty, a concept that they have been trying to promote as obsolete.

One of the major pieces of a national sovereignty which the “globalists” consider as obsolete – actually more of an an impediment – is the Second Amendment:

The globalists could make a surprise treaty push for ratification of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UNATT). This treaty is coming under the radar since gun control advocates know it could never pass the U.S. Senate after debate in broad daylight.

The gun control advocates assume that private ownership of guns is inherently dangerous. They hope they can achieve their goal of prohibiting private ownership by the covert strategy of a treaty with vague language, and, so far, they have been successful in avoiding media attention.

But this isn’t the only treaty that could be presented to

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Rasmussen Reports Reflect Romney Surge

Mitt Romney at Caster Concepts

Mitt Romney at Caster Concepts (Photo credit: davelawrence8)

Yesterday’s reports from Rasmussen was quite encouraging, if you’re a Romney/Republican fan and are concerned about the depth and breadth of the Romney surge that even the Downstream Media are now being forced to admit.

Here we go:

  1. Who won the debates? 49% say Romney, 41% say Obama.
  2. Arizona Senate: Flake, the Republican: 50%, Carmona, the Democrat: 44%
  3. Nevada Senate: Heller, the Republican: 50%, Berkley, the Democrat: 45%
  4. Swing state tracking: Romney: 50%, Obama: 47%
  5. North Dakota Governor’s race: Dalrymple, the Republican: 53%, Taylor, the Democrat: 39%
  6. Affluent suburbs are moving in Romney’s direction

And on Friday, Rasmussen is putting Wisconsin, a state that Obama won by 14% in 2008, as too close to call: Obama leads by 2%, within the margin of error. And the momentum for Romney continues to build.

The election could be a split decision, according to Rasmussen, with the popular vote going to Romney, but

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Thomas Sowell’s Musings

A FRAUD THROUGH AND THROUGH

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When someone as bright, articulate and profound as Thomas Sowell offers his musings “on the passing scene,” I sit up and take notice. There’s bound to be something in there worth reading.

And so there is:

How are children supposed to learn to act like adults, when so much of what they see on television shows adults acting like children?

Example? Joe Biden:

The know-it-all smirks and condescending laughs of Vice President Joe Biden, when Congressman Paul Ryan was speaking during their debate, were a little much from an administration presiding over economic woes at home and disasters overseas — and being caught in lies about both. Like Barack Obama, Joe Biden has all the clever tricks of a politician and none of the wisdom of a statesman.

And this:

Whenever you hear people talking about “a living Constitution,” almost invariably they are people who are in the process of slowly killing it by “interpreting” its restrictions on government out of existence.

And this:

The question to be asked of people in the media, and that they should ask themselves, should be: “Is your first loyalty to your audience or to your ideology?” The same question should be asked of educators, especially those who see themselves as “agents of social change,” even though that is not the job description under which they have been hired and paid.

He saves the best for last:

If there is ever a Hall of Fame for confidence men, Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff will have to take a back seat to Barack Obama. Obama is the gold standard — or, perhaps more appropriately, the brass standard.

I was taught years ago a marketing principle that is finally causing Obama to crater: overexposure. The more you advertise a bad product, the faster it disappears from the shelf. Happily that’s not something Obama can fix. He has been exposed for what he is. I like to think I’ve helped a little in that exposure.

Cooked Up Jobs Numbers Omit California

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, one o...

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, one of California’s most famous landmarks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Ransom has an acerbic sense of humor and I thought you’d enjoy some tidbits from his rant on

The number of U.S. states reporting initial unemployment claims has dropped to a new low under Obama- and more importantly journalists have dropped to a new low as a result…

Only 49 of 50 states reported initial unemployment claims last week according to Labor Department economists. This has led to a predictable, yet wholly pathetic attempt by the media to say that unemployment claims have fallen to a new, four-year low even as it is suspected that the most populous state, California, didn’t report results.

The Washington Post accepted the initial report as fact, and delighted in the prospect that the economy was improving, just in time to

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The Passing of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, former Publisher of the NYT

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New York Times newspaper publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates introducing the Times Reader software at an American Society of News Editors (ASNE) conference in Seattle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The passing of the former publisher of The New York TimesArthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger, at age 86 on September 29 was noted by editors and publishers in the mainstream media in the most favorable terms. Associated Press President Gary Pruitt claimed that “Punch Sulzberger was a giant in the industry, a leader who fought to preserve the vital role of a free press in society and championed journalism executed at the highest level,” while his son, the Times’ current publisher gushed:

Punch, the old Marine captain who never backed down from a fight, was an absolutely fierce defender of the freedom of the press. His inspired leadership in landmark cases such as New York Times v. Sullivan and the Pentagon Papers helped to expand access to critical information and to prevent government censorship and intimidation.

The White House duly issued its statement commemorating Sulzberger:

Michelle and I were saddened today to hear about the passing of Arthur Sulzberger. Over the course of more than 30 years, Arthur helped transform the New York Times and secure its status as one of the most successful and respected newspapers in the world.

He was a firm believer in the importance of a free and independent press — one that isn’t afraid to seek the truth, hold those in power accountable, and tell the stories that need to be told. Arthur’s legacy lives on in the newspaper he loved and the journalists he inspired.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger assumed the role of publisher in 1963 when the Times had a weekly circulation of 714,000 and $100 million in annual revenues. By 1992 its circulation had increased to 1,100,000 and its revenues (adjusted for inflation) had increased fourfold.

At present, the Times is suffering both financially and credibly. Its stock price has dropped from $55 a share in early 2000 to under

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Presidential Debate Questions from the Heritage Foundation

I couldn’t resist. The temptation to compare and contrast the Presidential Debate questions that Michelle Malkin posed to those offered by the Heritage Foundation is just too great.

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Without comment from me, here are their 10 questions:

  1. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said, “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” In reality, President Obama’s signature health care law contains 18 new or increased taxes and penalties that will cost taxpayers $836.3 billion over the next 10 years, many of which fall heavily on the middle class…Should these tax increases be stopped to protect middle-class Americans from their damage? If yes, where would the money needed to help pay for Obamacare come from?
  2. Millions of baby boomers are starting to retire, and spending on Social Security and Medicare as these programs are currently structured is simply unsustainable.What is your plan to solve the looming entitlement program spending crisis?
  3. Medicare as we know it today is facing severe financing problems that are unsustainable and putting future generations’ Medicare benefits in jeopardy. Over the long term, Medicare has made $37 trillion worth of promises to seniors that it cannot keep and the hospital insurance trust fund will be empty by 2024. Worse, the President’s health care law will cut Medicare by $716 billion over the next 10 years to pay for new spending in Obamacare.As Medicare’s solvency hangs in the balance, what structural reforms, if any, are you willing to make to preserve Medicare for future generations?
  4. Everyone talks about shoring up our battered American Dream.How would you define the American Dream and what do you think are the most serious threats to it?
  5. The Health and Human Services Department recently rewrote the law governing welfare to weaken its work requirements. Meanwhile, the number of people relying on food stamps has doubled under the current Administration.Should all able-bodied recipients be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid in public housing, food stamps, and cash assistance?
  6. The federal government is currently spending much more than it has, and annual budget deficits over $1 trillion have become the norm.What is your plan to stem the tide of deficits and rising debt?
  7. One of the few bright spots in America’s economy has been energy production, particularly on state and private lands.  According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), energy production decreased 13 percent on federal lands in fiscal year (FY) 2011 when compared to FY 2010.What would you do to reverse course on energy production on federal lands?
  8. Congress—most notably the Senate, which hasn’t produced a budget in over three years—is sorely lacking in its basic responsibility of budgeting.What would you do to ensure the fundamental process of budgeting is restored?
  9. President Obama has previously stated that, in the most important 5 percent of cases before the courts, it matters more what is in a judge’s heart (what has come to be known as his empathy standard) than what the rule of law requires.Is this the correct standard by which to evaluate judicial nominees? If not, what standard would you apply?
  10. Former Attorney General of MexicoVictor Humberto Benítez Treviño estimated that approximately 300 Mexican citizens have been killed using Fast and Furious weapons in addition to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.Should Eric Holder resign as Attorney General because of his failures related to Operation Fast and Furious, including his failure to properly supervise the operation? If not, why not?

Just for the record, I won’t be watching the “debate” tonight. I have other more important things to do.

Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.