June 11, 2008
ABC News Lies About Obama Support In IraqTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
Found this interesting post over at Free Republic (emphasis mine):
Coming from ABC, why am I not surprised!
Subject: ABC News - Unbelievable Forwarded from Major General (ret) Buckman, a close friend of my cousin.
Subject:ABC News - Unbelievable Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 13:51:29 +0000
From a friend:
Subject: Reporting the news
My niece, Katelyn, stationed at Baluud , Iraq was assigned, with others of her detachment, to be escort/guard/ watcher for Martha Raddatz of ABC News as she covered John McCain's recent trip to Iraq . Katelyn and her Captain stood directly behind Raddatz as she queried GI's walking past. They kept count of the GI's and you should remember these numbers. She asked 60 GI's who they planned to vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama and 2 for Hillary. Katelyn called home and told her Mom and Dad to watch ABC news the next night because she was standing directly behind Raddatz and maybe they'd see her on TV. Mom and Dad of course, called and emailed all the kinfolk to watch the newscast and maybe see Katelyn. Well, of course, we all watched and what we saw wasn't a glimpse of Katelyn, but got a hell' uva view of skewed news. After a dissertation on McCain's trip and speech, ABC showed 5 GI's being asked by Raddatz how they were going to vote in November; 3 for Obama and 2 for Clinton. No mention of the 54 for McCain.
Posted by Mike in Iraq at June 11, 2008 9:05 AM
And what else would you expect from Raddatz with ABC and the Liberal Media so unabashedly and shamelessly in the tank for Obama - but surrogates of his campaign?
I don't think it would have "advanced" her career at ABC much not to "toe the line" and report the truth on how 54 out of 60 GI's interviewed supported McCain, ergo, focus on the six dissenters, or risk get "black-listed" on future assignments!
Liberal "Politics as Usual" - "Liberal Media Bias as Usual"! What else can be expected of America's corrupt, leftist, sold-out (to Obama, their commie "Black Messiah"), Liberal Media?!?!
Posted by: Althor at June 11, 2008 11:33 AM
The lack of honesty and the agenda-slanted reporting has become so blatantly obvious that no one even tries to dispute it anymore. Being "in the tank" for Obama doesn't accurately describe their reporting - it's as though they ARE the driving force behind Obama.
Posted by: Mike in Iraq at June 11, 2008 11:42 AM
As I point out in my post "How Could A Junior Senator 'Nobody' Beat The Clinton Political Machine 'Juggernaut'? There Is A Sinister Lesson To Be Learned Here":
The Obama campaign has been media driven, fueled by the financial support of Soros - and other unsavory sources, and supported by radical, Marxist, "Moles" with a political agenda to change the face of America into even more of a secularist, socialist, "Soviet-styled" country.
If it wasn't because of this "Kabal" - so openly and blatantly obvious in the media, and of the financial and logistical support of such as Soros and of his 527 minions and other lackeys in his pay, how unlikeley is it that some unknown first term Junior Senator would so "magically" "cinch" (a word CNN immediately rubbed in all of our faces after he won Montana) the Democratic nomination?!?!
Also, had Obama been white, as Geraldine Ferraro so appropriately pointed out, would he have received as much accolade from all these people? I hardly would think so! Obama is the "Marxist's Magic Negro."
Posted by: Althor at June 11, 2008 12:42 PM
The most remarkable things about stories like this are
a) their anonymity,
b) their ubiquity,
c) their transparent absurdity, and
d) their uniformly instant and unwavering acceptance by the right wing.
[edited and reposted from americanconservativedaily.com]
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 12:21 AM
The most remarkable things about replies like John's are
a) Their refusal to accept anything, no matter how well documented, and or how many videos proving the facts may exist, that may put their "Black Marxist Magic Negro", "Messiah Obama," in a negative light! To them, any and all criticism of Obama, no matter how objective and or based on facts, is simply intolerable!
b)Their spinning. If Michelle Obama allegedly blames "whitey" repeatedly - in an event where non other than white-hating racist bigot, anti-American, anti-Semitic, violence-promoting, hate-mongering, "Black Nationalist" Rev. Louis Farrakhan, participated, at Trinity Church, she is "spinned" - even before the alleged tape has been made public - as saying "Why'd he" - referring to evil President Bush , of course - and the reason it sounds "whitey" to us, is because we simply fail to recognize Michelle's
c)Their transparent bias for, and groveling, sniveling, "worship" of, their "Black Demigod" Obama. In the case of many "Obamamoonies" it is ironically sad they are secularist, materialistic, atheist, who reject "God," yet feel compelled to make of such human offal as this Obama, a "god" they needs worship!
d) Their uniformly instant and unwavering acceptance of all the vile comments, and disgusting, slanderings, and "character assasinations" on such "propagandist," far-left, Marxist, radical, hate-spewing web sites, as the DailyKOS, MoveOn.org, and Huffington Post; and of all that the Liberal Media puts out there, in support of their Democratic "shoe-in" Obama, in their shameless, unabashed, openly biased, "in the Tank for Obama," pro-Obama coverage, that has made of them nothing but Obama campaign surrogates, providing the Obama campaign with a year-long, 24/7, "free" (that is, unless they are getting "kickbacks" from Soros or his proxies)Obama "infomercials"!
If John, or any other deluded Obama supporter - disconcerted that our Military in Iraq would support McCain over their "cut-and-run-in-defeat-with-our-tails between-our-legs-in-surrender" Obama - doubts the veracity of the post above, it is really simple. All they have to do is go find the ABC "Raddatz Report" in question, with Private Katelyn in the background as Raddatz interviews the six "dissenters", and "WATCH IT"...that is, if their thin-skinned, pro-Obama, "commie" psyche can stand confriming it! Hah!
[edited and reposted from John's comments with some "accuracy of infromation presented" corrections, to more faithfully reflect the truth and reality]
Posted by: Althor at June 12, 2008 3:36 AM
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 11:24 AM
BTW, it's interesting to Google on some of the keywords in this transparently ludicrous virus and note the rapid disappearance of almost every wingnut thread that featured it yesterday. Business as usual.
How about you guys? Do you have enough integrity to leave this thread up? I strongly suspect not. In anticipation of that standard cowardly outcome, I've kept a copy.
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 12:57 PM
"How about you guys? Do you have enough integrity to leave this thread up? I strongly suspect not. In anticipation of that standard cowardly outcome, I've kept a copy."
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 12:57 PM
It is amazing that supporters of "Double-faced Black Janus" Obama, who has and will throw anyone and anything "under the bus" (including his "whitey" grandmother) for political expediency to get elected ("New Hope" or more like "Old Politics as usual"?) would have the gall to talk about "integrity"! Especially when Obama supporters and the "surrogate" media have been blatantly engaging in nothing but "spin" and biased, tilted coverage of Obama, brazenly obscuring or ignoring some facts, while selecting others that benefit Obama, altering, manipulating,
falsifying, and even in some cases "manufacturing"
information, to further Obama's candidacy!
Personally, I feel that if the post annoys and irritates "Obamaloonies" then there has to be something to it, not to mention that in doing so it serves a "Patriotic" purpose, and exposes the dangers of allowing mentally deranged Obama cultists to determine the next election (instead
of rounding them up and confining them to mental hospitals, where they belong).
But what I see here in John's "school yard taunt" attempt to have the post removed, is more of the "Obamamaniac's" clinical abhorrence and frantic hysteria at any and all criticism of their "Double-faced Black anus" (sorry, missed a "J" there) Obama, or of any deviance from any scenario other than their demigod Obama perforce winning the White House (wouldn't "Black House" be more appropriate with Michelle and Obama in it?) in Novemeber!
At best, John's comments smack of an attempt at more "good-ole," "Liberal-Media-styled," leftist, "CENSORSHIP" to quell and suppress any views critical of Obama, or any opposition to this inexperienced black demagogue been handed the presidency on a "Silver Platter"!
So much for the Obamamoonies' conception of "Freedom of Speech"!
P.S. By the way, try and "Google" anything derogatory of Obama, and - isn't it odd? - the computer freezes, or a 401 Error page pops, or you get disconnected from the Internet. Coincidence, or is Google also "in the bag"?
So much for John's "Googling"...
Posted by: Althor at June 12, 2008 2:51 PM
You seen to have a very "extensive" vocabulary, John, and even a more "expansive" comprehension!
Is this all that was left in your frontal lobes after so many years of gulping leftist Marxist propaganda and "poilitically correct" secularist indoctrination?!?!: "Huh?"
John "Borg": "I must follow the directive...I must vote for Obama... all resistance is futile"
Posted by: Althor at June 12, 2008 5:21 PM
Your desperate attempts to change the subject are duly noted.
Now maybe we can get back to discussing the transparent absurdity of the message that is, after all, the topic of this thread and the mind-boggling gullibility of the many wingnuts, including yourself apparently, who instantly embraced it.
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 5:41 PM
Dear John "Borg", Yours are the desperate attempts to spin and deflect anything negative against your Obama "demigod." Perhaps you should read my comments again, since your comprehension ,
as I pointed out before, seems to have been clouded by your intensive "indoctrination."
Now, why don't you be a good Obama "commie" and go troll at the DailyKOS, MoveOn.org, or the Huffington "Communist" Post, heh?
Posted by: Althor at June 12, 2008 9:14 PM
1. my posts have consistently said nothing more than that the original message "from a friend" is transparently absurd
2. since you have taken such astonishingly strong and wordy exception to them,
may I assume that you, in fact, embrace and proclaim the factual nature of the original message "from a friend"?
It's a simple question.
Posted by: John at June 12, 2008 11:48 PM
Do you need to ask?
From hearing first hand from friends who are prently serving in Iraq, I can attest that the above post only reflects what I have been able to confirm time and again from those other sources: The majority of our troops support McCain and not "cut-and-run," "defeatist," "Marxist," Obama, and would greatly appreciate it if such as you, and the "terrorist loving" Dems, would get out of their way, and just let them win the damn war!
Now, go on and spin it any way you like...or better yet, follow my previous advise, don't waste your Obamamoonie "talents" on us here, and be a good Obama "commie" and go troll at the DailyKOS, MoveOn.org, or the Huffington
"Communist" Post, ok?
That is, unless like any good 'ole "effeminate," you must be like a woman, and whine and have the "last word." If that is then the case, please be my guest, and get it over with!
As far as I am concerned, and though I did not personally post it, I know Mike, who posted the above - who unlike you and Obama, is even now fighting in Iraq and facing the IEDs and the Islamofacist mortars and bullets every day, even as Obama, you, and your "commie" Obama supporters are not - and stand by the above post as being factual! And I challenge anyone to go interview our troops, objectively, and not "selectively" as Ms.Raddatz did, and prove it false! Now, why don't you have the balls to go to Iraq yourself, and do your own "unbiased" interview of our troops, and see the results... before you open your mealy "commie" mouth about "Mike's Post" being false???
Posted by: Althor at June 13, 2008 12:41 AM
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