10/24/11

Occupy Oakland – A Different Kind of Walk in the Park

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Occupy Oakland is everything they say and worse. Rampant Marxists, Communists, druggies, anarchists… The whole shebang.

Zombie has a new photo spread and post up that is very interesting indeed. It will give you a hippie’s eye-view inside the Occupy movement. Then you can immediately go and take a shower and burn your clothes. Who needs Halloween? There enough freaks here to do you for a lifetime.

Drugs, violence, Islam, Lenin and human waste, both biological and walking on two legs… But human nature being what it is, the protesters in many ways are becoming what they disdain. They hate police and cheer for the death of our officers, yet they are forced to police their own numbers. And racism and religious discrimination abound. This is the worst of humanity put on display, replete with lice and a stench that will knock you for several city blocks.

These morons hate the things that gave them their cushy lifestyles and way of life. Hate being the primary motive here. The Marxists will use these useful idiots and their hate until they don’t need them any more. Then they will be ‘disposed’ of. They are merely a means to an awful end and they can’t even see it. At least the sixties had decent music. This is just choreographed protesting to instill a convenient emergency.

Head on over to Zombie’s post. It’s a pictoral wonder without the gross side effects of being there. Zombie goes so you don’t have to. 🙂

10/24/11

Alert: Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun

Gulag Bound
By: Sher Zieve

From wketchup.com

Today may mark the real beginning of the end of the United States of America.  We-the-People are being forced into the deadliest phase of the Obama Plan, yet – that of his overwhelming implementation of his US Police State.

Obama and his syndicate have now declared the usurpation of the State of Tennessee and its melding into the Obama government to be official.  After extensive testing to see how far employees of Obama’s perverse TSA (Transportation Security Administration) would go with their sexual groping of even small children, Obama has now seen that they will do virtually anything they are tasked to do and “The One” has judged them worthy of the questionable honor of checking for US citizens’ papers on US highways, buses, trains and wherever else the now official dictator-in-chief decides he wants to exhibit his power and control over the American people.

Tennessee – which is the scene of multiple unconstitutional test cases with its completely corrupt Monroe County – has been chosen as the State that will begin the official Obama Police State.  The former USA has now become either East Germany or the Stalinist USSR – take your pick.  And, this move by the Obama syndicate has nothing – whatsoever – to do with terrorists (unless you’re finally waking up to the fact that the Obama syndicate members are the terrorists).  It is, however, Obama pushing hard for the final forced submission of We-the-People into the US Slave State, which has now arrived with nary a whimper.

Note:  I never realized how thoroughly submissive to totalitarianism we had become, until recently.  I thought we still had a chance to survive.  I actually thought we would fight.  On one thing Obama is correct.  We have become soft.

On-Off Switch

Now, in a secondary move to seize all power in the country for himself and his syndicate, Obama has decided that he will confiscate all television and Radio broadcasts for a supposed “test” of the EAS (Emergency Alert System).  Communication for both US television and Radio will be cut off on 9 November 2011 for at least 3-4 minutes.  This is both unprecedented in our history and constitutes the final phase of Obama’s testing of his ability to seize communications in the USA at will.  In the past, real Presidents of the USA have asked for time from the various broadcast networks when there was an emergency and they needed to speak.  No more.  We are now firmly in the bowels of the Obama dictatorship and said tyrant is violating each and every principle and law contained with the US Constitution.

The Obama-supported and implemented “Occupy Wall Street’ flea circus has provided Obama with both an “if you don’t give us what we want, we’ll turn violent” crowd and an almost perfect cover for his implementation of the finalization of his Police State.  Anyone still think Obama is naïve and incompetent?  Not a chance.  As I’ve been writing since before he usurped the Office of POTUS, Obama has been hired to destroy the USA and once he’s in power we may not be able to get rid of him.  He knows precisely what he’s doing.  Any more questions?

TSA Checkpoints Now on Tennessee Interstate Highways:
at youtube.com

TSA Sets Up Terrorist Check Points Along Tennessee Highways! (Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood) :
at youtube.com

Big Fourth Amendment Rights Violation, Tennessee: TSA Checkpoints Statewide 10/18/11:
at dogcote.com

Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?:
at theblaze.com

FEMA Emergency Alert System “test”:
at transition.fcc.gov


Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.

Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

Sher can be reached at [email protected]

Graphics added by Gulag Bound


Gulag Bound Addendum:

‘Suspended Election Revolution’ by Barry & the Obamunists; Does it Play?

October 1, 2011, 3:12 pm By  12 Comments (Edit)

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Presented for you now, an exercise in considering the incredible: that Barack Obama, et. conspiratorial al. would plan to suspend elections in an orchestrated national emergency, perhaps a false flag operation blamed on his opposition. I do not say this will happen, nor am I selling the idea. The point is, this should be scrutinized […]

10/24/11

Measuring Liberal Media Bias: An Interview with Tim Groseclose

By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

Liberal media bias is a subject we at Accuracy in Media confront on a daily basis. We identify examples, explain the significance, and present facts, figures and informed opinions that the media usually choose to ignore.

In a recent interview with AIM, Tim Groseclose discussed his recent book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. Groseclose is a professor of political science and economics at UCLA and has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slants of media outlets. He does this by measuring the political content of the news, and converting that content into an “SQ,” or “Slant Quotient,” of the outlet. To determine bias, he compares SQs of news outlets to the “PQs,” or “Political Quotients,” of voters and politicians. In the book, Groseclose contends that the general leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the average American by about 20 points on a scale of 100. Groseclose attempts to quantify and understand liberal media bias by applying rigorous academic standards.

For the most part, Groseclose hits the nail on the head. He points to studies that demonstrate that a high percentage of reporters vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, and their political donations reflect that. He talks about how much more often liberal think tanks are cited as sources than conservative ones, and how conservative sources are identified by their political leanings far more often than the liberal ones.

He brings a very interesting dimension to the discussion, yet I think that in some ways, by adhering to these academic standards, the forest is missed for some of the trees. For example, he identifies Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report as “a left-leaning centrist,” mainly because so many of the publications he links to are liberal. But I don’t find that to be an accurate assessment. I see his point, and how he arrives at it, but it strikes me that Drudge is generally linking to these articles because, as we often demonstrate, there are facts and quotes in these articles that support the conservative viewpoint, or expose the liberal hypocrisy, if only those points were emphasized rather than buried in the linked stories.

In addition, as we discussed, it is much more difficult to measure bias by omission. For example, the prime time lineup on MSNBC went months without acknowledging the Solyndra scandal that has been widely covered in the conservative media. But to the mainstream liberal media, it is treated as a partisan political issue, when they do get around to covering it. The facts that have emerged reveal a White House paying off companies, including Solyndra, owned and run by Obama campaign supporters with hundreds of millions of dollars of government subsidies. And in the case of Solyndra, this occurred even though it was obvious at the time that the company was destined for failure. This goes against the media narrative that Obama operates on a higher ethical plane than previous scandal plagued politicians, and that subsidies designed to further green energy companies and technologies are somehow morally superior to helping the more established energy sectors, which provide the overwhelming majority of our current energy needs.

All in all, Groseclose’s book is a valuable contribution to understanding and measuring the degree to which media bias shapes public perceptions.

Below, in italics, are excerpts from the interview. You can listen to the entire interview or read the transcript here.

Maybe the most influential person in this whole thing has been Steve Levitt, the author of Freakonomics. He’s been a good friend of mine since 1994, and I’ve watched him. Unlike most academics, he’ll take these questions that really interest laypersons, something that a layperson would say, “I’d like to know the answer to that question.” and he’ll tackle it.

To make sure that that little bit of subjectivity wouldn’t creep in, when we hired research assistants to code this data, we made sure that we had almost a perfect mix of conservatives and liberals. I actually asked them, before we hired them, “Who’d you vote for last election?” For our data, we had about half of it coded by Bush supporters, half of it coded by Gore or Kerry supporters.

I’d say that Accuracy in Media, Media Research Center, those are two excellent organizations. One thing that both of you do that I really appreciate is, often you’ll point out the things they’re not reporting. I think that’s a lot of where the bias is: They’ll say, “Here are these stories that the mainstream media is overlooking,” and it’s often these sins of omission, rather than commission, that the bias comes from. I have to say, even if we have both sides doing it, I think one great service that you guys do is, you at least alert people of it.

What would you say about these groups, such as AIM, who point out this bias? If these groups could make people perfectly aware of [the bias], and make voters more skeptical of the media—whenever you read something, always be on guard, maybe they’re not telling us something—and very rational when they read newspapers and when they watch television, this would allow them to discount the bias much better, and that would have the same effect as eliminating the bias. So if you guys could be perfect at your job and make everyone skeptical and rational, then that would have the same effect: It would make America change from kind of a purple nation to, all of a sudden, voting and thinking something like Texas or Kentucky.

Here’s something interesting—Joe Biden, during a speech, was asked about Van Jones. Apparently Van Jones is trying to get these Wall Street protestors to start a revolution or something. This guy’s a self-avowed Communist. But Joe Biden, he said, “I don’t even know who Van Jones is.” Well, he was the “green jobs” czar in the Obama administration.

Well, it turns out, before Van Jones resigned—now this was in the middle of the night, one Saturday night, I think they did this purposely, to keep it out of the media, or downplay it—during that week, members of Congress had started saying, “What is this guy doing in the Obama administration?” Some were calling on him to resign. There was not one word of this during that prior week, not one word from The New York Times. So, if that’s where you got your news, The New York Times, you would not have known who Van Jones was when he finally had this dramatic resignation.

The Jayson Blairs of the world—you know, the fabricator at The New York Times—these guys, I think, are just few and far between. When they are caught, it’s dramatic, they’re fired, and their careers are ruined. So they’re not doing much lying. But, as I said, it’s what they don’t report. One, as you said, is that they’re not getting the perspectives, the quotes from experts, on the conservative side as much as a fair and balanced reporter would. Another thing that I want to point out: It’s the stories that they select.

While I’ve been promoting this book, I don’t think there’s been one news outlet with a slant quotient to the left of 50 that’s even mentioned my book. I’ve been on Fox News several times, been on several talk radio stations, several Internet outlets like the Daily Caller and PJTV, but have not seen like—The Los Angeles Times, here they have a professor in their backyard, he’s written this book that’s gaining some traction, but they haven’t mentioned one word about it. The New York Times will not review this book. Now, I kind of knew this would happen. But when I was writing the book, I have a literary agent, and she told me, “Yeah, you’re not going to get reviewed in The New York Times. But,” she said, “look, there’s all these new outlets out there, you know. A lot of them are web-based things like The Washington Times. There is a market for this, and because of this, conservative books are actually selling.”

I think our universities are at least as bad as the media in terms of being dominated by liberals, and, I think, maybe at least as bad in having a strong influence. I see it in kids: They come here conservative, but it’s very hard for them to stick to their values after four years of this kind of distortionary influence from their professors.

Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and can be contacted at [email protected].