As if the mainstream media wasn’t partisan enough, there appears to be a new and even more extreme series of stories coming out that follow the lying lead of major Democrats. These are stories that aren’t just slanted or biased in the progressive direction, but are outright lies disguised as news stories. Let’s take two examples.
First the recent New York Times story claiming that a video was responsible for the four Americans murdered in Benghazi. The absurdity of that claim, which was first concocted and spread by president Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democrats for nearly a month after the attack on 11 September, 2012 was proven false. Not only false, but it was shown to be an absolute smokescreen, an apparent cover-up to protect the administration and Hillary Clinton. The second example involves an AP story, which claims that Obama care will not impact your job, your hours or your ability to keep them. How that claim can be made is stunning. Not only is it inaccurate, but it flies in the face of people across this country who already lost their jobs or had their hours cut to part-time due to Obama care. (Since I first posted this blog, the CBO released a report that highlights the terrible effects that Obama care will have on employment.)
Given the brazen nature of these stories, one has to ask if this is a new tactic? Has the media decided that they must engage in an entirely new level of deception to camouflage the progressive agenda and provide cover for Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, etc.?
These new types of stories come at the same time that another very disturbing progressive tactic may be surfacing. Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative filmmaker, was just brought up on campaign finance charges in the state of New York. At the same time, conservative activist James O’Keefe is claiming that NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is targeting his organization with intimidation, similar to how the IRS went after conservative groups, and may still be at it. As an aside, the IRS is now trying to change policy in order to institutionalize their ability to intimidate in the future as they did to conservative groups since Obama took office.
As a retired member of the military, we used to proudly state that although we might disagree with what you have to say, we would defend with our lives you’re right to say it. Is this belief no longer alive in America? Have we entered a new era of governmental intrusion and intimidation? Has the left now taken so much power and become so brazen as to believe that they can wantonly target and destroy and potentially even imprison those that have the courage to dissent?
– This country needs to wake up! Americans open your eyes!
Without freedom of speech, without the ability to speak one’s mind free from governmental reprisal, we are headed down the road to authoritarianism, and that path is a one-way street!