Tag Archive: Media Lies


The Left Is Too Smart To Fail

 

 

Vote Intellectual

 

 

” Manufactured intelligence is the smarmy quality that oozes out of a New York Times column by Thomas Friedman, Maureen Dowd, Frank Bruni and the rest of the gang who tell you nothing meaningful while dazzling you with references to international locations, political events and pop culture, tying together absurdities into one synergistic web of nonsense that feels meaningful.

  We all know that George W. Bush was a moron. And we all know that Obama is a genius. We have been told by Valerie Jarrett, by his media lapdogs and even by the great man himself that he is just too smart to do his job. And it’s reasonable that a genius would be bored by the tedious tasks involved in running the most powerful nation on earth.

  But what is “smart” anyway? What makes Obama a genius? It’s not his IQ. It’s probably not his grades or we would have seen them already. It’s that like so many of the thought leaders and TED talkers, he makes his supporters feel smart. The perception of intelligence is really a reflection.

  Smart once used to be an unreachable quality. Einstein was proclaimed a genius, because it was said that no one understood his theories. Those were undemocratic times when it was assumed that the eggheads playing with the atom had to be a lot smarter than us or we were in big trouble.

  Intelligence has since been democratized. Smart has been redistributed. Anyone can get an A for effort. And the impulse of manufactured intelligence is not smart people, but people who make us feel smart. That is why Neil deGrasse Tyson, another obsessively self-promoting mediocrity like Carl Sagan, is now the new face of science. Sagan made science-illiterate liberals feel smart while pandering to their biases. Tyson does the same thing for the Twitter generation. 

  Self-esteem is the new intelligence. Obama’s intelligence was manufactured by pandering to the biases and tastes of his supporters. The more he shared their biases and tastes, the smarter he seemed to be and the smarter they felt by having so much in common with such a smart man.”

 

 

     Read the whole brilliant piece from Daniel Greenfield and read this companion piece from CainTV that further explains the farce that constitutes the meme of the “Elitists” who know better and thus require our unquestioned acquiescence …

 

 

” Take a look at the organization’s own case for why it is not elitist. Classic:

How do you decide who gets admitted to the live TED events?

  Our goal is a diverse community of amazing people from numerous fields. We also try to maintain a balance between longstanding TEDsters and invaluable newcomers. We are admitting around 1,500 people to TED, and a year ahead of each conference there is already demand from far more people than will fit. We give preference to people who: 

  • are curious, passionate and open-minded
  • have done something fascinating with their lives
  • show evidence of creativity, innovation, insight or brilliance
  • would be wonderful to sit next to at lunch and have a conversation with
  • are well placed to help make a difference in the world
  • have made a contribution to the TED community already

Translation: 

  You get to attend when you’re part of the elite crowd as defined by them. It’s not that different from trying to get into a fraternity or sorority, except that the kegger only lasts 18 minutes. The pretentiousness is pretty much the same.

  Why does any of this matter? Because it explains how people are capable of believing nonsense that simple facts demonstrate to be nonsense. Liberal policies have failed to solve poverty, failed to generate economic growth, failed to make us energy-independent and are now in the process of making a total fiasco of health care. Look at the real-world results and you can come to no other conclusion.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saletan: Almost everything I thought I knew about Zimmerman was wrong

” Don’t take this excellent and self-effacing essay from Slate’s William Saletan as an endorsement of George Zimmerman’s actions.  Instead, it’s an indictment of the sensationalist media coverage that distorted or outright manufactured narratives in the case, and of the activists on all sides of the ledger who have exploited a tragedy for political gain.  Only after informing himself by watching the actual trial, evidence, and closing arguments did Saletan have his epiphany (via Amy Alkon):

   “Trayvon Martin is dead, George Zimmerman has been acquitted, and millions of people are outraged. Some politicians are demanding a second prosecution of Zimmerman, this time for hate crimes. Others are blaming the tragedy on “Stand Your Ground” laws, which they insist must be repealed. Many who saw the case as proof of racism in the criminal justice system see the verdict as further confirmation. Everywhere you look, people feel vindicated in their bitter assumptions. They want action.

   But that’s how Martin ended up dead. It’s how Zimmerman ended up with a bulletproof vest he might have to wear for the rest of his life. It’s how activists and the media embarrassed themselves with bogus reports. The problem at the core of this case wasn’t race or guns. The problem was assumption, misperception, and overreaction. And that cycle hasn’t ended with the verdict. It has escalated.” ”

READ THE WHOLE THING

 

Boston Bombing Surprise: Officials Say Suspect Unarmed In Boat

 

 

 

” In yet another twist to the Boston marathon bombing, Associated Press reports that an official told them Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed when captured in a boat in a backyard. Dozens of reports had said he exchanged gunfire with police.

AP wrote that two officials told them Dzhokhar did not have a gun with him on the boat. This is surprising given the New York Times reported an M4 carbine and two handguns were found on the boat, that many news organizations reported the suspect exchanged rounds with officers and that other reports said his neck wound was self-inflicted. Further, Boston police and commissioner Ed Davies described a firefight taking place between the suspect and law enforcement”

 

 

 

 

 

What’s an Assault Weapon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New survey data suggest most Americans don’t know which guns are covered by the ban they support.

 

 

   There is a case to be made that the public has been , and continues to be , misled as to what these ” assault weapons ” really are by the very organizations (MSM) charged with informing them of the truth .

 

 

” Although arbitrary distinctions are a defining characteristic of “assault weapon” bans, recent polls indicate that most Americans support them. New survey data suggest one possible explanation: Most Americans don’t know what “assault weapons” are.

 

 

   The more cynical among us , ourselves included , would maintain that this deception is in fact a deliberate attempt to hoodwink the public in pursuit of the statist agenda to which the dinosaur media adhere .

 

 

” A Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey conducted this month suggests such misconceptions are common. After asking the 1,000 respondents if they thought people should be “prohibited from owning assault weapons,” the survey (which is sponsored by my employer, the Reason Foundation) asked half of the sample to “describe an assault weapon.” The answers are illuminating.

About two-thirds of the respondents described “assault weapons” as guns that fire rapidly, guns that can fire a large number of rounds without reloading, guns with a lot of “power,” or guns used by the military. More than a quarter described them as “machine guns,” “automatics,” or the equivalent (e.g., “multiple rounds with just one pull of the trigger”).

 

 

    Ignorance breeds ignorance , or in this case perhaps we should say , lies breed ignorance .

  And on the 7th day , we rest

” Chick-fil-A Inc., the Atlanta-based fast-food chain feuding with gay-rights advocates over some executives’ stance on marriage, has
served up two hidden billionaires.”

   One can’t argue with their business model .

” Chick-fil-A generated $492 million in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization on revenue of $1.12 billion in 2011, PrivCo said. It added that the
company’s 44 percent Ebitda margin was “virtually unheard of in the restaurant industry.

  The chain has the biggest sales per unit in fast-food, according to QSR Magazine. In 2011, the company generated gross sales of $
2.9 million per location, outpacing the average unit sales of runner-up McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) by $400,000, the magazine said
in its August 2012 issue. ”

  And they do it with 15% less operating hours .

  ” “It is a very impressive business story,” said Sam Hamadeh, CEO of PrivCo, in a telephone interview. “Whatever people think of the politics, when you look at how
we quantify the amount of money they are forgoing every year by being closed on Sundays, you have to respect that.” ”

  You have to respect people that put their faith ahead of their pocketbooks .

  Boycott away leftist haters . No matter what you do , the Cathys will sleep well .