Posts Tagged ‘Media bias’
George Zimmerman

I’ve not followed the Zimmerman case closely, but the media appears to have stirred things up:

An ideology-based, media-driven false narrative that has distorted a tragedy into a racist outrage. This narrative has transformed Zimmerman, a man of racially mixed heritage that included white, Hispanic and black roots (a grandmother who helped raise him had an Afro-Peruvian father), into an honorary white male steeped in white privilege. It has cast him as a virulent racist even though he once had a black business partner, mentored African-American kids, lived in a neighborhood about 20 percent black, and participated in complaints about a white police lieutenant’s son getting away with beating a homeless black man.  Read on for multiple examples

As did the Justice Department:

A little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

It’s classic Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” manufacturing/maintaining rage in the community. As an amazon comment on the book states “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”.

Inflaming the base, spurs votes and secures elections. This makes it a good thing, irrespective of who gets demonized/hurt by this perverting of attitudes and no doubt behavior. I guess it is a case of “For the good of all, we must spread hate”.

So sad. For everyone.

This post is based on a comment Don’t forget the broken nose  submitted to nakedcapitalism in response to, among other things, claims  Zimmerman did not sustained an injury, was racist etc.

This could say a lot about the kind of guy Zimmerman is:

OFFICIALS say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Still willing to put himself out to help others.


Update 24/09/2016

On-going reporting on The Last Refuge:

Boston left lies

The left have a habit of taking over institutions and perverting them. It’s Orwellian news speak “Cold is warm. Peaceful is violent. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia” applied to institutions:

Legacy media speculation that the Boston bombing was the work of the tea party fits this mold.  The legacy media have long succumbed:

This despite the fact that the Tea Party does not just protest peacefully, but tend to leave the protest areas cleaner than when they arrived:

Tea Party participants are the bedrock of bourgeois society. Inheritors and holders of values which were the core creators of wealth and well-being in the world today. No wonder the the left demonizes them. Until they are undermined the left will not be able to fully impose their violent dis-empowering policies. Something we should all be grateful for:

We will not even go to global warming and the destructive lefty policies applied in that area. Granny killers. Spreaders of misery and impoverishment. Global warming vested interests have got fat on the cold and misery of the poor. They deserve nothing but contempt. And their willing enablers should hang their heads in shame, recant and be less gullible in future. More is at stake than most realize.

As for the banksters. Useful tools? Who cares, the consequences of policies transferring our wealth to them will be dire for almost all:

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, Governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity (or fairness) of the existing distribution of wealth.

As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of Society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

Click here for a discussion on the source of the quote:

It’s time to see the truth and face the future in freedom and with love. Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning, not a how to manual. We can make use of it for its intended purpose.

Gaddafi dead

It’s Good to see the West spending its national treasure helping people who murder unarmed prisoners to the cry of Allah Akbar. Don’t you think it’s odd that our media don’t seem to think there is anything wrong with this? Would they have cut Bush or Howard similar slack?

No doubt Australians are also pleased with this use of their taxes:

‘We are proud of the fact that we have been the third largest donor in the world for Libya’s humanitarian needs during the civil war’ Kevin Rudd

Hopefully it will help secure their vote for a United Nations Security Council seat for Australia. I can’t help but think that our Kevin has long since crossed the line of acceptable conduct in using our taxes to further his ambitions.

Of course, Gaddafi was a despotic tyrant. He was also an unarmed prisoner murdered in cold blood. Two wrongs do not make a right. I also suspect the lack of attention to this is yet another egregious example of media bias.

UPDATE: 29 October 2011

In days gone by I would have dismissed this out of hand. Now I am not so sure. To my mind this uncertainty highlights just how far trust in the fundamental integrity and decency of Western governments is being destroyed by the current crop of politicians:

Hillary Clinton knew of Qaddafi ‘White Flag’ truce: US drone fired at Qaddafi convoy after negotiated truce

Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi was traveling under a negotiated “White Flag” truce last Thursday in an agreement to leave Libya. More claims from sources inside Misrata, Libya that the Libyan National Transitional Council did in fact agree to allow Qaddafi and his convoy safe passage out of Libya.

In addition rebel sources in Misrata claim US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was informed of the “White Flag” truce negotiated and agreed to by Libya’s NTC while visiting Libya Wednesday October 19.

A widely read Internet blog site Larry reveals the above information noting that the site received them from reliable sources inside Libya.

The question now emerge is whether Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama engage in the firing on a White Flag convoy with the intent to assist in the capture and murder of Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi?

Of course one message existing and future tyrants will learn is not to give up their nuclear weapons programmes. Whatever reduction in the spread of weapons of mass destruction may have occurred due to the invasion of Iraq as suggested here, it surely will have been undone by the NATO action in Libya.  The likes of North Korea and Pakistan will surely draw the obvious conclusions.