The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices â€” paid by others.
Disney’s cancelling of Roseanne Barr’s wildly popular second iteration of Roseanne is a perfect example of the “Disneyfication” of the rampant anti-Conservative, anti-White bigotry and bias in the media and among Liberals and Progressives.
That does not mean that Ms. Barrs tweet wasn’t what would generally be considered in very poor taste. True, Valerie Jarrett does rather look like the Muslim Brotherhood and The Planet Of The Apes had a child, but it’s thought of as exceedingly rude to say so. Disney’s anti-Conservative, anti-White bigotry and bias is not shown by their cancelling Roseanne over her tweet; it is shown by their blithely ignoring equally or more egregiously vile or improper comments about Conservatives and Whites by other ABC personalities as part of their shows.
This is just Disney mainstreaming, Disneyfying if you will, the Left-Wing dogma that any of those bearing “protected traits” – for whatever “inclusive” list of those traits they’re using at this day, date, and time – are deserving of every protection while the short list of those without such traits are not only deserving of no protections but deserving of any attack that can be launched against them due to their “privilege” of not being a protected class.
NOTE: To me, Valerie Jarret does look like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes had a child.Â But, as much as I find Jarret to be vile, I find the comment to be ignorant and lazy. While Jarret was born in Shiraz, Iran, it was to a White American woman and a very light-skinned American Black man, neither of which were Muslim. Nor is there any credible evidence that Jarret herself ever adopted Islam.
The three monkeys of the lamestream media: ABC, CBS, and NBC are a far cry from Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru – the three wise monkey’s of the famous sanzaru.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Report No Evil
They’re willful failure to report upon the Benghazi tragedy with any diligence and their refusal to ask Obama anything resembling a tough question about either his regime’s murderous betrayal of our Consulate staff or their ongoing lies about the situation is a cruel mockery of both wisdom and journalism.
Oops! I used “monkey” and “Obama” in the same article. Cue the worthless libtard cries of racism. 😆
They have become no less a regime-owned propaganda corps than the Fars News Agency the mouthpiece of Iran’s Ayatollahs.
It’s fairly safe to assume that, if it regards their boy, Obama, nothing they say, show, or print is the truth in anything close to entirety. All these monkeys are doing is throwing poo and it’s time to either put them back in their cages or put them down as we would any members of an unwanted invasive species.
That Obama considers himself above scrutiny or accountability goes largely without saying. Each and every action that he has taken in his political career has been shrouded in secrecy – to the point that all details of his life, from birth to graduation, have been expunged from the public record, leaving only his voice to provide the narrative for it. His tenure in politics has followed the same shrouded and duplicitous path.
This is a useful and cunning course of action for the would-be demagogue or tyrant.
It is also part and parcel of the iconic image of the Magic Negro, a meme that was largely responsible for Obama’s election to the Presidency and, therefore, not to be considered unexpected behavior by Obama.
This has, however, become a severe problem since he was installed in office because Obama has extended this behavior to his actions as POTUS by denying the press normal access while forming his own State Media Machine so that it is, once again his voice alone is providing the narrative.
Even ABC, who went far out of their way and farther beyond the pale of journalistic ethics to ensure America had it’s First Black President, have begun to cry foul:
The White House Press Office now not only produces a website, blog, YouTube channel, Flickr photo stream, and Facebook and Twitter profiles, but also a mix of daily video programming, including live coverage of the president’s appearances and news-like shows that highlight his accomplishments.
Over the past few months, as White House cameras have been granted free reign behind the scenes, officials have blocked broadcast news outlets from events traditionally open to coverage and limited opportunities to publicly question the president himself.
Obama’s recent signing of the historic New START treaty with Russia and his post-State of the Union cabinet meeting, for example, were both closed to reporters in a break with tradition. And during a recent question and answer session with the president and visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the White House imposed an unusual limit of just one question each from the U.S. and Canadian press corps.
“The administration has narrowed access by the mainstream media to an unprecedented extent,” said ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton, who has covered seven administrations. “Access here has shriveled.”
Members of the press have always had quibbles with White House media strategies, calling cut-backs in access an affront to transparency, even as administration officials insist they’re simply taking advantage of new technologies.
But some say the current dynamic is different, and dangerous.
“They’re opening the door to kicking the press out of historic events, and opening the door to having a very filtered format for which they give the American public information that doesn’t have any criticism allowed,” said University of Minnesota journalism professor and political communication analyst Heather LaMarre.
In point of fact, I have little sympathy for ABC or any of the “lamestream” media. They’ve been largely silent about the Obama’s Regime’s incessant attacks upon Fox News. I sort of feel that if you stay silent when they come for Fox you shouldn’t feel entitled to have anyone speak up when they come for you. Also, they had every reason to see this coming.
But the fact that I have little or no sympathy for ABC’s plight doesn’t mean that they’re not right or that this isn’t something that endangers more than just the media’s feelings and ratings.
This strikes like a shiv at the beating heart of American liberty and must not be tolerated by we, the People.
A reasonably free press is a needed to ensure that the government, rarely the true friend of the people, doesn’t go too far astray. Without the press having access to our elected politicians the descent into tyranny and despotism is assured.
Of course Obama, who tells us that he studied Constitutional Law, should know this. He just willfully chooses to violate this fundamental American precept in order to shield himself from criticism.
Does this mean that Obama is a tyrant? Not necessarily, though it is precursor behavior for one. But precursor behaviors do not always lead to full-blown end-states in behavior patterns.
But it doesn’t matter whether Obama is a would-be despot or merely a narcissistic man who believes himself to above scrutiny, criticism, and/or reproach; this method of “controlling the message” must be eradicated by firm and uncertain means.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉
Back in 2003 ABC aired an episode of NYPD Blue that “featured” a seven-second shot of Charlotte Ross’ naked butt and the side of one of her breasts as she prepared to take a shower.
The always eager censors at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stridently screamed foul and hit the network with a $1.2 million fine for indecency in 2008.
Sadly for the FCC, on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 a federal appeals court in New York struck down the fine.
The 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan decided Tuesday to nullify a $27,500 penalty that the FCC imposed on ABC and 45 of its affiliate stations after the image was broadcast on the police drama for less than seven seconds in February 2003. The combined fine was greater than $1.2 million.
The appeals court said its finding was consistent with its decision last year that TV stations can no longer be fined for fleeting, unscripted profanities uttered during live broadcasts.
Of course the FCC should have, and probably did, expect this ruling. It is completely consistent in findings and reasons with the Court’s earlier rulings on “fleeting obscenity” and “transient nudity,” rendered on July 13, 2010 and July 21, 2008 respectively.
I’d like to think that the FCC and other Federal Agencies, especially those solely appointed by the Executive, would sooner rather than later, understand that their inappropriately and unconstitutionally vague mandates and regulations are antithetical to everything that is truly American and an abomination to we, the People.
I rarely say, “There aught to be a law,” because that’s how agencies like the FCC got out of hand in the first place, but perhaps this should be the exception that proves the rule.
Perhaps they should make a law that makes it a federal felony for any member of- or employee of the federal government to knowingly violate the US Constitution. Preferably it would be a capital crime punishable by death and only punishable by death – specifically, hanged by the neck until dead and their corpses left to rot at the foot of the Capitol steps as a warning.
It would certainly save a lot of taxpayers’ money if they weren’t consistently in expensive and losing litigation trying to defend their wrongdoing.
I’m not going to expect it though. Such agencies do not willingly relinquish any form or level of power; it must be taken from by force, either of fiat by the Courts or of arms by we, the People.
And for those people who just love side views of women’s breast – called “sideboobs” or “sidebreasts” – here’s a gallery you might enjoy. I know I enjoyed creating it. 😛
I’m also sure that many of you will find Reflections From A Murky Pond by accident while searching for such images as those depicted above. I’m a little sorry to disappoint you insofar as the overall content of this blog is concerned, but please do read a post or two; you might find them interesting, if often less than prurient.