In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.~~~~ George Orwell
Possibly the last actual journalist of the dinosaur media has left the field. Sharyl Attkisson has resigned from SeeBS (CBS) news (harumph, choke, chuckle). Sharyl was an investigative journalist, meaning back in the old days, before obama, when there was a story (that was happening, an event, scandal, wrong-doing) there was something called the “media” or “The Fourth Estate”. The media would pursue the story and tell it to it’s viewers or readers, and inform them of the circumstances of the event. They would actually report the news. Back in 2008 I heard Sean Hannity had said that 2008 would become known as “The year journalism died”. If he did say it, he was correct. The media covered up anything that could have been harmful to obama and his election chances, and played up how well he was loved around the world. Someone pointed out in a poll, the majority of the world wanted to see a weaker America. Now that they have their wish, America is weaker, and the rest of the world I believe is more unstable, I wonder if they are liking it quite as much as they thought they would?
So, back to Sharyl, she went after the Bush administration tooth and nail, and everyone loved her. She had been at SeeBS for 20 years, was very well respected. She had a reputation as an honest journalist who would not back down, would not quit or let go of an issue until she reached the answers. But when it came to the obama regime, Benghazi, green energy and other scandals, well then…..THAT was “attacking” and agenda driven. SeeBS began to refuse to air some of her stories. Oh yes, we have such people now, they are called “Bloggers”. They do the job the media won’t do, because they are too busy kicking kitty litter over obama poo.
I first became aware of Sharyl when two bloggers David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh had been talking about a little kerfluffle called “Operation Gunwalker”. Sharyl became involved and began reporting on the wrong doing of the obama administration’s Department of INJustice. And she stuck with it, her computers were hacked. Another case of the federal government going after an individual. Intimidation, it’s the Chicago way, right? She just reported the news, she told the people the truth and let them make up their own minds.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.~~~George Orwell
Now let’s shift to sarahcuda…Sarah Palin. Sarah got SO much right in that 2008 campaign. Death panels in obamacare? They scoffed, made fun of her, but, there they are. Anyone with half a brain that thought about it would have known there would have to be. Some fools even thought a line uttered on a show about seeing Russia from her house was said by Sarah. It wasn’t. For the record, you CAN sometimes see Russia from Alaska. The GOP base, actual people, actual conservatives, as opposed to the GOP establishment, went wild for Sarah. She told it like it was, and still does. She has a moral compass, a sense of right and wrong and openly loves America. She scare the pee out of the good old boys network at the GOP. They wanted her shut down. More than once McCain’s people threw her under the bus. But the conservative base loved her, she spoke the truth to them, as though they were citizens. Not children to be fooled, or innocents that couldn’t handle the truth, she told them how it was. Then they could make their decisions on what they wanted to do based on all the information. You know lying is lying by giving false information, I believe there is also lying by withholding information. Lies of omission, aren’t they? Sarah wanted to go after the obama/biden ticket on some different issues and she was told to leave it alone, by McCain’s people! What the heck? Her instincts were far better than his! And yet she would be blamed for the loss of the GOP. She was the only thing that had kept it viable!
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.~~~George Orwell
So, what’s the deal here? Why is it when people, in this case two smart, strong, savvy women stand up and tell the simple truth, they have to be shut down. Why don’t liberals (of either party) support women, like they claim to? Is it because their idea of support is to keep women dependent upon liberals, rather than just giving them honest information and letting them make informed decisions? Liberal: a power worshipper without power.~~~George Orwell Since when did just telling the truth about a situation become “attacking”? Much like disagreeing with the obama regime on policy is “racist”.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.~~~George Orwell
The establishment, be it political, or any other, can not stand to have a light shone on the cockroaches that abide there. When people do, the establishment tries it’s best to shut them down. I like what Sarah’s father said after the campaign. “She’s not retreating, she’s reloading”. I hope Sharyl will reload too!
Ok, couple more quotes and I’ll knock it off:
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.~~~George Orwell If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.~~~George OrwellOh yeah, JPFO has a song that kind of goes along with this.