Story #1 looks at lies told by liberals that are organized and deliberate. #2 has a specific example of how someone in the field of the arts lies or uses literary license to make a point that may or may not be justified by it. It reminds me of Dan Rather’s comment about the GWB story, when he said “Fake but accurate.” #3 is a different look at the so called war on women. #4 gives you the not politically correct prediction for 2012. #5 names names and tells you what the next BIG scandal in the Obama Administration will be. #6 looks at what happens to the Republican primary if Newt drops out of the race (hint it isn’t what you might think will happen).
1. Liberal lies
When you see a tree with a bunch of apples on it, the logical conclusion is that you are looking at an apple tree, right?
But what if you are looking at a political movement that claims to represent “the people,” yet constantly gets caught manufacturing the appearance of popular support?
That’s called an Astro-Turf tree and it’s found mainly - though not entirely - on the Left, from the grassroots all the way to the nation’s capital. If you doubt me here, consider these recent stories:
· A headline in the feisty New Hampshire Journal proclaims: “Dems caught staffing group posing as GOP-friendly gay marriage organization.”
Standing Up for Families, an activist group touted as Republican by the pro-gay marriage forces in the Granite State, is being staffed by folks from local and state Democratic committees.
Trevor Chandler, the guy orchestrating it all, including the fake group’s red, white and blue elephant logo, just happens to be “a Democratic political operative who once worked for Rep. Paul Hodes, D-NH, whose Senate candidacy was rejected by Granite State voters in 2010,” according to the NHJ….
This story is worth your time reading. It compiles a number of phony stories that the left has used in the past to try to fool all of the people all of the time.
2. Is it Art or just another example of Liberal Lies
Daisey’s one-man show The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs outlines his trip to an Apple manufacturing facility in China. It’s run by a company called Foxconn, which doesn’t only make Apple products—it makes an incomprehensibly huge array of electronic products. But Daisey, a longtime fan of Apple, singled out Foxconn specifically because it produces most of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
What Daisey relates in the show is jarring; he describes seeing abusive working conditions, disfigurement, child labor, illness. The story is so powerful that This American Life, the popular weekly show distributed by Public Radio International, asked Daisey to adapt the monologue into an hourlong episode. That episode ended up being This American Life’s most popular ever, and served as the catalyst for a broad examination of Foxconn’s business practices by mainstream media outlets, as well as promised changes by Apple.
On Friday, story. And the unfolding tale of how this con job got on the air should be troubling for anyone who cares about good journalism. retracted the entire
The retraction was prompted by Rob Schmitz, a reporter for American Public Media’s Marketplace who is based in Shanghai. For 18 months, Schmitz has been reporting on Apple’s Chinese supply chain. That experience made him very skeptical of Daisey’s claims. “Certain details,” he reported in a segment, “didn’t sound right.”