Here is another fine article by Doc Farmer that is sure to get the usual leftist suspects all in a tizzy. I am sure I will get some of their usual tiresome comments. Doc delves into the blatant media bias. - Sailor
Durbin and Rove and the Mainstream Media - More Than Mere Bias
Written by Doc Farmer
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Okay, a quick show of hands. How many of you bought that "apology" from Dick Durbin? Which one, you ask? Well, let's forget about the one where he blamed America for not being smart enough to understand his "nuance" - that was pretty much an insult to everyone's intelligence. For that matter, so was the real apology, where he was sorry for potentially being "misunderstood" by the great unwashed (that's us, in case you're curious).
Now, I'm quite sure that all of you heard about Durbin's little snit on the Senate floor, where he compared Gitmo to the worst depredations of history. Nazi concentration camps. Soviet gulags. The Killing Fields. Horrors almost beyond comprehension, which killed millions of innocent civilian non-combatants. By extension, Durbin compared our soldiers with stormtroopers (the non-Star Wars variety), cossacks and other scum-like creatures. In addition, just so you understand, these were not off the cuff remarks made in the heat of the moment. Durbin spoke from a prepared, written text.
He knew EXACTLY what he was saying. And the sickest part of it all is, I
think that walking cesspool actually believes it.
Oh, you didn't hear about Durbin's seditious slander? Ah, you must still be watching CBS News. Desperate Dan may be gone from the anchor's desk, but his blatant lib/dem/soc/commie legacy lives on. CBS did a total of NO stories about Durbin from the time he lied on the Senate floor to the time of his "apology" (where, coincidentally, he lied yet again). ABC News did one story (when he actually apologized) and NBC News did two.
Therefore, you can be forgiven for not knowing about the liar's libel. If you're dumb enough to rely on the MSM as your only source of information, that is. (And given that you are reading this, I will happily assume that you are smarter than that).
Let's now compare and contrast this to another little speech by another denizen of the District. Karl Rove, who has been called everything from a senior presidential advisor (which he is) to a puppet master (which he ain't) was speaking before
a bunch of New York conservatives. Yes, I was surprised too. I didn't think they even allowed conservatives in New York. Anywhere. In that speech, he made the following statement -
- Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks, and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks, and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
Meanwhile, Durbin was acting as if everything in the world was both hunky and dory. Which is not too surprising, because for him it probably was. He appeared at a big lib/dem/soc/commie fundraiser, applauded and cheered at a VFW in Peroria (what, did they have a
convention of head wound survivors in the audience that day?) and generally did what Durbin does best - trashed America, our troops, and gave aid and comfort to the enemy.
Here's the rub, though. The mainstream media's bias is not really all that surprising anymore. Sickening and disturbing, yes, but hardly a shock. What really gets my goat is that the MSM didn't actually do their job - investigation - as regards the allegations of both men. I mean, these are the folks who are supposed to be seeking truth wherever it may be, right? Well, while the bacon flaps its way off your breakfast plate, let's do what the MSM is apparently afraid to do.
The Nazis, in their six year orgy of violence and devastation, murdered between 11 and 15 million people. It wasn't just six million Jews, although I personally believe that number to be incorrect - the
true toll was probably higher by a million or two. It was also Romany (the true name of the so-called "Gypsys"), Slavs, political opponents, Blacks, homosexuals, the mentally ill or retarded, and on and on. Stalin's Gulags killed another seven or eight million. And poor piker Pol Pot could barely get on the scale at only 2 million dead. Although, to his credit, he did take out the largest percentage of a total population - about one third - by comparison to his other lib/dem/soc/commie counterparts.
Yup, that's right. Nazis were socialists - not economically, but politically in many ways. The Soviets and the Khmer Rouge were Communists. So, the worst slaughters in the past century have been related, politically at least, to folks like Dick Durbin. An unfair comparison? No. Just the truth.
How many have been murdered at Gitmo again? Zero. In fact, how many have actually DIED at Gitmo, from
any cause? None. Zip. Nada. Bupkis.
Oh, what about the torture? No air conditioning? If that's the case, I may have to have my folks arrested for not supplying me with summer cooling for the first 11 years of my life. (Actually, I may have a case anyway - they served liver one night and said it was "swiss steak" - that's gotta be a violation of the Geneva Conventions).
Now, compare this to what Rove said. That liberals were more concerned about "understanding" our attackers. I've heard Sean Hannity on the radio (well, on the podcast, anyway - I can't get him on my wireless) saying that the distinction is the word "liberals" as opposed to "democrats." Well, to my mind, they're pretty much the same damned thing, so let's put that one aside. If you look at the things liberals - including some actual card-carrying democrats in Congress - said following the 9/11 attacks, you'd be hard pressed
to see how "hawkish" they were. No, some of these doves were billing and cooing and fluttering their eyes coquettishly at Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda within days of the massacre.
Don't believe me? Do a search on Lexis/Nexus. Or, simply save some time and look up the "Notable Quotables" over at the Media Research Centre for some rather disgusting examples of how "unified" the lib/dem/soc/commies were back then: Go here, and here.
So, what Rove said was true. Actually, factually correct.
And yet, Durbin stands before the Senate (and the world), lies like a Clinton, and gets away with a non-apology, given
only to cool the jets of the lib/dem/soc/commie leadership, while the drumbeat for Rove's hide continues.
Oh, by the way - you should know that after 9/11 (and indeed, during it) there were indeed liberals and conservatives. There was no real "unity" - not, at least, at the highest echelons of lib/dem/soc/commie-dom. Sure, they joined hands and sang on the steps, but I'll guaran-damn-tee you that the political wheels were a turning as soon as that first jetliner hit the World Trade Centre.
So, if (God forbid) another airliner is used to kill civilians, or the terrorists nuke San Diego to fulfill the prophecy of Babylon 5, and you see a bunch of lib/dem/soc/commies up on Capitol Hill singing Kum-By-Yah, just be aware of one thing.
They don't mean it.
They're glad the terrorists attacked.
And they'll do
everything in their power to help the terrorists succeed.
About the Writer: Doc Farmer is a writer and humorist who is also a moderator on ChronWatch's Forum. He formerly lived in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but now resides in the Midwest. Doc receives e-mail at email@example.com.
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