Salon Fakes Palin, Bachmann Quotes Blaming Obama for Casey Anthony Verdict

By: Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
Big Journalism / The Radio Patriot

In an article published Tuesday entitled “Casey Anthony: The Candidates Respond,” Salon Magazine smeared Sarah Palin and several Republican presidential candidates with faked quotes reacting to the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. The faked quotes, especially those falsely attributed to Michele Bachmann and Palin, made their way around the Internet this week, adding to the media-driven campaign of hatred against leading Republican women.

Palin was smeared as a separation-of-powers ditz, accusing President Barack Obama of not getting involved in the Anthony case:

“Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and does idly nothing while an injustice is committed here in this glorious nation of ours … Why the strange silence, Mr. President?”

Bachmann was smeared as a racist and anti-Muslim kook in a faked Sean Hannity interview:

“… people all over the place are asking me, why, in Barack Obama’s America, someone who murders a baby who happens to be white doesn’t get punished…they’re worried about the Muslim Brotherhood, which has clear ties to terror groups dedicated to creating a worldwide Islamic caliphate, and they’re worried that Eric Holder’s Justice Department isn’t going to do anything about it if the Brotherhood or another group comes for their children.”

Alex Pareene, who is described at the end of the article as “Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon,” made up the quotes in apparent frustration that Republican candidates had not waded into the Anthony murder trial controversy. The new media standard now seems to be if a Republican won’t say something outrageously foolish, the media will make up the quotes they want and destroy the candidate anyway.

The article is so poorly-written (and without further clarification) that the author’s attempt at satire is lost upon the reader. The quotes are presented as sourced quotes and transcripts.

Pareene described the quotes:

“Because the Casey Anthony story was the only thing that happened in the news today, and because this is ostensibly “a blog about politics,” I have rounded up (or possibly invented) the reactions of all the 2012 Republican contenders to the news of Casey Anthony’s “not guilty” verdict. Mark Halperin said this trial could end up being a real game-changer that could also give or take away a given candidate’s momentum, so it’s important that we know where the candidates stand.”

The faked Salon quotes were picked up by the sites AllGov.com, Death and Taxes, FreakOutNation and other smaller sites.

AllGov and Death and Taxes reported the comments as straight news. Only later did Death and Taxes post and update, recognizing the quotes were faked by Pareene.

FreakOutNation posted their article with the headline: “Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann on Casey Anthony Verdict: It’s Obama’s Fault” and the lede:

“Republican talking points, which state that everything is President Obama’s fault – even encompasses the Casey Anthony trial. No, really.”

The article includes the faked Salon quotes. At the end, an update appears that notes Pareene “may have invented this.”

But the damage was done. The article was liked by over 2500 Facebook users and spread to Twitter.

Thursday evening, Pareene took to Twitter to own up to the faked quotes:

“I was really, really wrong about how obvious the satirical intent of my silly “candidates talk about Casey Anthony” thing was, it turns out” and “To set the record straight: jokes, bruv”.

Here are the faked quotes in order. Note that after suggesting some of the quotes are real, Pareene does not differentiate between real and faked quotes. In fact he presents each of them as real even though all them were faked, ending with a note that he was unable to get a quote from Tim Pawlenty.

Mitt Romney

“Governor Romney offers his prayers to all victims of child abuse. The tragedy of the death of a small child shocks all decent Americans.”

Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, in an email to Ben Smith.

Sarah Palin

Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and does idly nothing while an injustice is committed here in this glorious nation of ours. It’s almost strange that the president has not yet made one statement on the issue of the death of young Caylee Anthony. Why the strange silence, Mr. President?

Sarah Palin

12,429 people like this.

Newt Gingrich

tragic to see justice not served. now is a great time to screen my and @CallyGingrich film Rediscovering God in America http://bit.ly/padmWP

51 minutes ago via web

Herman Cain

“I can promise you Casey Anthony and anyone else who I think might’ve killed their children will have no business in a Herman Cain administration. President Cain would look her right in the eyes and ask her point blank if she killed that little girl, we’d get right to the bottom of it.”

Cain, addressing a Tea Party group in Iowa.

Michele Bachmann

BACHMANN: Well, I’ve been visiting all the primary states, and I’ve been talking to people, and people all over the place are asking me, why, in Barack Obama’s America, someone who murders a baby who happens to be white doesn’t get punished. And Sean, I’ve been on the front lines, and I know people are afraid not just of the massive debt created by the Pelosi-Reid government, they’re worried about the Muslim Brotherhood, which has clear ties to terror groups dedicated to creating a worldwide Islamic caliphate, and they’re worried that Eric Holder’s Justice Department isn’t going to do anything about it if the Brotherhood or another group comes for their children.

HANNITY: Very interesting stuff. Thanks for coming on, Congresswoman. We always appreciate it.

BACHMANN: Thanks, Sean.

This is a rush transcript.

Tim Pawlenty

Gov. Pawlenty could not be reached for comment.


Chinese Communist Party Membership Tops 80M

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

From the Communist Party of China International Party website:

The number of Communist Party of China (CPC) members has exceeded 80 million, a senior CPC official said Friday.

The CPC had 80.269 million members by the end of last year, Wang Qinfeng, deputy head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, said at a press conference.

The Party grew from only about 50 members at its birth to nearly 4.5 million when the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949.

Last year, 3.075 million people joined the CPC, the world’s largest political Party — a net increase of 2.274 million taking into account members who died or left the party.

The two leading groups in new members were college students and people at the frontline of production or work, such as industrial workers, farmers, herders, and migrant workers, both accounting for more than 40 percent of the total new Party members.

The CPC received 21.017 million membership applications last year, a year-on-year increase of 861,000.

Of the Party’s members, 18.03 million were women and 5.338 million were from ethnic minority groups in 2010, accounting for 22.5 percent and 6.6 percent of the total respectively, according to Wang.

In terms of occupation, the group of farmers, herders and fishermen, numbering 24.427 million, was the largest, while 6.989 million Party members were workers, he said.

Another 6.812 million members worked in Party and state agencies, and 18.413 million were managerial staff and professional technicians working in enterprises and non-profitable organizations, and 2.539 million were students, according to Wang.

Meanwhile, a total of 32,000 people were expelled or withdrew from the Party last year, most of whom were forced out to ensure the advanced nature and purity of the CPC, Wang said.

Besides enlarging its membership, the CPC continued to expand both in public and private sectors last year.

Party organizations had been established in nearly all government agencies, state-owned and private enterprises, and social organizations.

They had also been set up in 99.9 percent of villages and urban communities and in all associations of lawyers and certified accountants, Wang said.

Regarding the 3 million migrant worker Party members, Wang said that the Party had managed to have them join Party organization activities in their current place of residence so that they could stay connected with the Party.

About the ongoing elections of all Party committees at the provincial, municipal, county, and township levels nationwide, Wang vowed zero tolerance on people who acted in corrupt way in the process.

Reelections of Party committees have been completed in 47 percent of China’s 34,000 townships and about 10 percent of 2,700 counties, according to Wang.

The death of communism, is unfortunately, a dangerous illusion.


On “Face The Nation,” Sessions Says No Bailout For Big Spenders In Washington

Angry Tea Party Stirring up GOP Revolt

And so the Tea Party should… If the Republicans cave, it will destroy the Republican Party. A third party will arise. If Obama uses Executive Order to raise or ignore the debt ceiling, who should be impeached immediately.

Obama, Boehner Fail to Strike $4 Trillion Deficit Cutting Deal (Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot)


Agenda 21 – “Outsmarting” America

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tips: Brian B./Nancy Jacques/Janet Meyerhoff Blaze

Above: Public protest. Middle: Katharina Sandizell-Smith. Bottom: Fairfax council meeting.

Coming soon to your home unless you stop them – and you may never even get a choice – the insidious Smart Meter and the end of privacy as we know it. People don’t want these Big Brother devices installed and watching/recording their every move. Things are about to get ‘real’ between the government/Agenda 21 pushers and We The People. And if a fight comes, my money is on the Tea Party – they are a scrappy bunch and freedom lovers to boot.

The dance has already begun in certain places around the nation. In Marin, California, residents are slugging it out with PG&E and the FCC, UCLA’s epidemiology department and the California Public Utilities Commission. Looks like the Nanny State spared no expense in the fight to control Americans and I do mean ‘control.’ From Marin Magazine:

“Smart” gas and electricity meters, so called because they use wireless signals to transmit up-to-the-minute usage data rather than requiring visits from meter readers, have been a source of controversy in California since PG&E began installing them in late 2009. Concerns about privacy and accuracy have created an upswell of opposition from Bakersfield to Santa Cruz, but perhaps none as forceful as that in Marin. Here, educated and experienced activists—many of whom have been fighting against cell phone towers and other sources of electromagnetic radiation for a decade or more—have made smart meters the latest cause célèbre. And their message, which hinges on both health and individual autonomy, is catching on. Cotati, Bolinas and Novato have joined Fairfax in opposing the meters, as have the Marin Association of Realtors and the county Board of Supervisors.

Yet PG&E doesn’t need permission from communities to install the meters. In fact, 100,000 of the 216,000 smart meters slated for Marin are already in place. Statewide, PG&E has installed nearly 8 million of 10 million meters planned and expects to wrap up the project by early 2012. Similar rollouts are happening nationwide, with PG&E leading the way.

So much for getting your permission. They are going to cram Agenda 21 and Smart Meters right down America’s throat whether they want it or not. But before you think these were conservatives objecting, look again. It was primarily liberals. I do believe that we have found a meeting place in the middle – both sides hate big, controlling government. Notice I did not use the word Progressive, as the very definition of Progressivism is a love for big government. And while the liberal residents in California are concerned for their bodily health, conservatives are concerned for their Constitutional health, rights and freedoms. Both want their privacy. Agenda 21 and Smart Meters are bad for either cause. Here is a great video that explains more about Smart Meters:

From The American Dream:

Jerry Day, an electronics and media expert from Burbank California, recently detailed many of the ways that smart meters act as surveillance devices when they are installed in our homes….

  • They individually identify electrical devices inside the home and record when they are operated causing invasion of privacy.
  • They monitor household activity and occupancy in violation of rights and domestic security.
  • They transmit wireless signals which may be intercepted by unauthorized and unknown parties. Those signals can be used to monitor behavior and occupancy and they can be used by criminals to aid criminal activity against the occupants.
  • Data about occupant’s daily habits and activities are collected, recorded and stored in permanent databases which are accessed by parties not authorized or invited to know and share that private data.
  • Those with access to the smart meter databases can review a permanent history of household activities complete with calendar and time-of-day metrics to gain a highly invasive and detailed view of the lives of the occupants.
  • Those databases may be shared with, or fall into the hands of criminals, blackmailers, law enforcement, private hackers of wireless transmissions, power company employees, and other unidentified parties who may act against the interests of the occupants under metered surveillance.
  • “Smart Meters” are, by definition, surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws by recording and storing databases of private and personal activities and behaviors without the consent or knowledge of those people who are monitored.
  • It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.

Saddle up boys and girls… Things are about to get very interesting in these United States of America. In a fascist sort of way that is.

Here we are at ‘opposites’ day again… In the name of reducing energy costs, the government wants to replace all meters with these creepy Smart Meters. The meters will cause energy bills to ‘necessarily skyrocket’ (wait, where have I heard that before?) and have a whole set of nifty nasty side effects such as failing systems and the opening of your personal information to hackers. The Feds are spending a ton of money on this conversion process and ask yourself, why is that? It’s obviously not to save money as the costs are astronomical. It’s also not to save the environment as it virtually does nothing to help it. But it does give government control over you – when and for how long to shut down your power, how much you have to pay for said power, usage monitoring, etc. This is all being done in part to catch the smallest of entrepreneurs who work from home to force them to get business licenses and submit to oversight by the government, with the added bennie of forcing many of them out of business. This is the Progressive groundwork to drastically raise the cost of energy, raise taxes and fees and to box Americans in, corralling them with judgments over their income, credit ratings, habits, etc. It’s a Marxist’s dream come true and the ultimate nightmare for freedom-loving Americans. How do you like Obama now America? Time for a do-over in 2012 – if we get that far.

Once installed, these meters will record a plethora of data concerning your personal lives and it will be stored in databases that you and I will never get access to. And the data could be wrong or flawed, but you will have little recourse to correct it. Literally life and death decisions will be made by our overlords using that data. Count on it. And unless you want to live entirely off the grid (and many are moving in that direction), you will submit. The data will be used by law enforcement and the government to ‘protect’ you. Do you really think your Constitutional rights will even figure into the equation down the road?

Welcome to a key element of Agenda 21. It is a plan by the UN not just for the US, but for the world. It will ‘fundamentally change‘ the entire planet into a Communist utopia if they get their way, ruled over by a select elite, who I guarantee, will not be subjected to the stringent rules and oversight that you and I will be.

When big business and government, along with politicians, combine to do what is best for the ‘American citizen,’ it can’t be good. GE has their grubby fingers in everyone else’s pie over this travesty. They will make money and gain exponential power doing so. For extra points class, what form of government is represented by the bonding of big business and political power?

“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” – Benito Mussolini

In the end, the question is will we as Americans stand for this? I fervently hope not. Our government feels that they along with Agenda 21 are outsmarting America. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our salvation lies in figuring out how to stop this atrocity being foisted on us by those who seek the ultimate ‘change’ in America that goes along with total control of the populace. Agenda 21 and all its parts such as Smart Meters need to go immediately. Get involved locally and stop this everywhere you can. If Agenda 21 keeps growing roots, America will be subsumed into the Thing From The Green Lagoon, sucking us all down into an uber-fascist green ooze.


Update: Agenda 21 in New York State — Home Rule and Article X

Power bills to soar by 30% in ‘green’ reforms

From The Radio Patriot:

Concerns Over Smart Meters Cyber Security

Man Refuses SmartMeter Installation

Smart Meter Opt Out Program