Posts Tagged: thrilled

Oct 10

‘Media Mash’ Examines ‘Nothing But Campaigning’ [NBC] for Obama Network; Media Thrilled with Obama’s ‘Glory Days’ Tour

"You have to wonder, Sean, what planet our friend Matt Lauer is living on right now," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell quipped after watching a clip of the "Today" show co-host all but urging President Obama in an interview to be tougher by "pushing back" against Republicans in the remaining weeks before the November midterms.

"Barack Obama has done nothing but blame George Bush for everything that goes wrong with Barack Obama’s agenda ever since Barack Obama starting running for president in 2008, and nothing’s changed," the Media Research Center president noted during the "Media Mash" segment on the September 30 "Hannity."

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What’s more, Bozell added that Lauer’s NBC network and its sister networks have been keen on "pushing back" against conservatives by boosting Obama, especially in the past week:

Matt Lauer suggests that Barack Obama needs to push back. Let me tell you, the pushing back is coming from NBC on behalf of Barack Obama. Think about this for a second, several days before that interview aired, you had CNBC air a one-hour townhall meeting on behalf of Barack Obama. Then you had a 30-minute commercial-free infomercial in effect for Barack Obama that ran not just on NBC but on Bravo, Oxygen, Chiller, Sleuth, CNBC, USA radio, Syfy, the Universal HD Network, Universal Sports, all part of the NBC conglomerate. And now, you have PSAs that are running on NBC on behalf of Barack Obama’s education plan.

And they call themselves a news network. They are doing nothing but campaigning for Barack Obama.

Other topics included the media’s spin about Obama’s "glory days" tour campaigning in reliably liberal Wisconsin, where liberal senator Russ Feingold is fighting for his electoral life, and ABC "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour’s complaining that Americans just don’t appreciate Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

Sep 10

Hamas not thrilled with “Jewish” ship to Gaza

A ship of some 9 Jews is now being intercepted by the Israeli navy en route to Gaza. The Islamic Jihad newspaper Palestine Today notes, that, unlike other flotillas and vessels, Hamas has been ambivalent at best towards the entire idea of this particular pseudo-aid ship.

The reason? Because it has some Israelis on board who do not fully support the destruction of Israel.

Political writer Dr. Issam Shawar wrote that the reception of these peace activists in the Gaza Strip means recognizing the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation of the areas occupied in 1948. Even though they claim to recognize the right of the people of Gaza and the West to exist, they do not recognize the right of the majority of the Palestinian people to return to their homeland and do not recognize as well as the crime of occupation for the rest of our territory. Those people are trying to ignore the usurpation of people’s rights, and trying to mask the ugly face of occupation with this photo-op. Do not fool us this trick, which is widely practiced in the West and the rest of the world….This is much different from allowing Israeli journalists [into Gaza] as that does not imply recognition of the [Zionist] regime.

“We must stop them so as not to burden the government with responsibility to have to protect them or even hand them over to the Israeli side in the event that their lives become at risk by organizations see their arrival as an opportunity to increase the number of hostages or to avenge the victims of the holocaust of Gaza.”

Spokesman for the Hamas parliamentary bloc al-Masri did not reveal a clear position on receiving the ship, but stressed that his government would welcome any sincere effort and motivation to break the siege on the Gaza Strip.

Elder of Ziyon

Sep 10

Perkins Content, Not Thrilled With Pledge

Social conservatives have been concerned that their issues would be overlooked by the GOP’s new election agenda, but Family Research Council chief Tony Perkins says he’s content with the foundation the party has laid — though he’s not about to frame the new document on his office wall.

“When you compare this to the Contract in ’94, this is an improvement. This is a good beginning document. It gives us a good foundation to build on,” Perkins said in an interview, comparing the GOP’s “Pledge to America” with the “Contract with America” from 16 years ago.

Religious and family values voters had issued several public warnings in recent weeks, urging House Republican leaders who were crafting the Pledge to include homages to their issues. The Pledge includes a specific proposal to prohibit federal funding of abortions and vague references to traditional marriage and family values, but little else.

“I’m not going to take this and make copies and send it to everybody for Christmas, but it’s a good starting point,” Perkins said. “This shows that the social conservative movement has gone beyond being a political part of the party, where they want us to turn out at election time, to where now they want us to be a part of the policy discussions.”

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Sep 10

UN dhimmis: Israel’s self-defense against jihad flotilla broke international law; Hamas thrilled

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the UN Human Rights Council had a “biased, politicized and extremist approach.” That’s an understatement. The UN has thoroughly discredited itself as any kind of moral authority. “UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law,” by Frank Jordans for Associated Press, September 22 (thanks to Choi):

GENEVA - A report by three U.N.-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year.

The U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry responded late Wednesday by saying the Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, had a “biased, politicized and extremist approach.”

The Islamic militant group Hamas that controls Gaza, meanwhile, praised the report and called for those involved in the raid to be punished.

The 56-page document lists a series of alleged crimes committed by Israeli forces during and after the raid, including willful killing and torture, and claims there is “clear evidence to support prosecutions.”

“A series of violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, were committed by the Israeli forces during the interception of the flotilla and during the detention of passengers in Israel prior to deportation,” the experts found….

No mention, I’m sure, of how the flotilla “peace activists” were chanting “Khaybar, Khaybar, ya yahoud, jaish Muhammad sa yaoud” — Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return — a genocidal chant referring to Muhammad’s massacre of the Jews at the Khaybar oasis in Arabia.

Jihad Watch