Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Rip Tide Against the Obama One-Termer is at a Record High

Doug McKelway is a distinguished on-air journalist who thought he could get away with speaking truth to power. But he found out that "truth to power" only applies when the GOP is in the White House. A DNC flunky named Bill Lord, who is in charge of agitprop at WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate inside the Beltway, fired Doug for coreectly saying on air how much the Obamanable Snowman gets from Big Oil. Such truth-telling is not acceptable at the ABC Goebbels-operation and here's what some of the outraged readers of the WaPo tiny article on this wrote on the "comments section:"

How do I know that the majority of news organizations are left-leaning? Because I have attended Conservative rallies alongside "journalists" from the Washington Post, ABC NBC and CBS, among others. When their articles and reports came out, I was absolutely stunned at the distortion of facts. For example, the assembly on September 12, 2009 in D.C. was HUGE. I have lived in D.C. for 51 years and have never seen a crowd that large, except on the Bicentennial. I could not walk down Pa. Ave. without bumping people. The demonstration was peaceful, respectful, law-abiding and courteous. What did the news outlets report? That a few thousand "angry white teabaggers" displayed their racism and disdain for the less-fortunate in an unruly uprising. Every one except Fox News lied outright. That's how I know the truth.

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct.

Interesting, but a reporter's job is to report truthfully on those stories he or she covers. This story could easily have addressed whether that was the case yet while the writer chose to make mention the comments anchorman Doug McKelway made this report does not say whether those comments were accurate reporting.

The nation's Middle Class knows that the major media is in the hands of just a few extremely large chains. The Death Tax - that Democratic politicians promote as a cure to stop massive fortunes from being passed down within a few families - actually has destroyed independent newspapers, TV stations, and so many American farmers. When a key owner is dying, the other owners and heirs realize that the tax is just so massive compared to the cash flow of their business that they sell the newspaper, TV Station, or farm to an International chain, unaffected by this death tax because it is a corporation. Good Job congress - instead of a Large Free Independent Press we have chain reporting where political concerns shape reporting on our major issues.

Twenty years ago if a reporter was fired for telling the truth, my Lord, the reaction by journalists would have started a major crusade. Now, you don't even feel it is important enough to tell readers if the information that this veteran anchor was fired over was accurate.

I hate the thought of this nation moving so far to the right. But I can see a Middle Class that has been abandoned by the leaders of the Democratic Party. The Middle Class seems to be viewed by these leaders as stupid sheep: bigoted, religious, and only good to provide taxes for these leaders to spend on important issues.

In mid-February 1968, Walter Cronkite journeyed to Vietnam to report on the aftermath of the Tet Offensive. Then, returning his report on February 27, 1968, closed "Report from Vietnam: Who, What, When, Where, Why?" with an editorial report that ended with: "But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could."

Following Cronkite's editorial report, President Lyndon Johnson is reported to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America." Whether this quote is accurate or not - the loss of support of Middle America weighed heavy in Johnson's decision not to seek a 2nd term as president.

Today Middle Americans are growing angry in a way that I have not seen since the Vietnam War splint our nation apart.

If reporters, newscasters, anchors and commentators are fired for reporting the truth that seems frightening to me. It is also stupid. In this age of the internet the Major Media is no longer the only source of information about current event in our nation. Such stories or news folks being fired for fair criticism now just add to the perception by the Middle Class that it can no longer trust the traditional National Media.

Barry OilBama-Record amount of cash from BP.
Record amount of cash from Goldman Sachs.
Record amount of cash from Fannie Mae.
Record amount of cash from AIG.
Record amount of cash from Freddie Mac.
Record amount of cash from corrupt unions.
Golly gee do I see a trend here?
But of course you could also count the record amount of cash he got from deadbeats and leeches.Who besides the main stain media Barry's most ardent worshippers.

Before ABC puts McKelway's life down the "memory hole", here is what ABC had posted before he was fired.

"Doug McKelway is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter who came home to ABC7/WJLA-TV in October of 2001. Doug co-anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon.

Doug comes from a long-line of Washington journalists. His grandfather was the editor of Washington's premier newspaper, "The Evening Star," throughout much of the 20th Century.

Doug was born and raised in Washington. He is a graduate of The Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York.

His first television news job was in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also worked in Kansas, Missouri and Florida, before returning home to Washington.

Doug is a talented Banjo player and on slow news nights, he's found occasionally at local taverns picking Blue Grass music with the best of them.

Doug is married to Susan Ferrechio. He has four children: Doug, Eliza, Chris and Alexander."

I guess his problem is that he learned "old fashioned" journalism with its quaint focus on truth and accuracy from his grandfather."

The Washington Post is hemorrhaging paid circulation and had tpo sell its mag/rag Newsweak, which promptly canned the Head of Youth Cadre & Mging Editor Meacham, who was becoming an embarassment.

Let's see, NBC was sold by GE to Comcast, which more reflects its shabby ethos that Bri-boy Williams, whose lisp was acquired in the usual fashion by an announcer on network TV---surgical separation from the ass of a Demonrat pol---and soon we may see ABC, next most pitiful broadcast network, handed over to ESPN for management and news editing.

Although Bill Lord's handling of Doug does remind us of the Mickey Mouse aspects of the Disney tradition.

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