I was amazed to read that Louis Lerner wanted her testimony sealed. The head of the IRS that targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election process now wants her statements sealed as she is afraid for herself and her family if the public were to have access to them.
Let’s think about this one. She used the most powerful agency in the United States, the IRS to swing the outcome of the 2012 Election to the Democrats, and she is only now worried about her actions? The New York Times in a show of actual journalism should publish the entire transcript on the front page!
If Hillary had won would the public know about this blatant attack on democracy by our own government?
She is a criminal and has forfeited her rights to ask to have her crimes hidden. Why is she not behind bars? Her safety from upset citizens should be the least of her worries! I bet Martha Stewart is pissed. Her crimes were child’s play in comparison to that of this person.
CNN and MSNBC have been talking Russia for the last ten months, and now we have actual proof that the IRS targeted conservative groups to stop them from helping Romney and other conservative candidates in 2012. Yes, that is collusion with the then current Obama administration.
It makes no difference which side of the political divide you find yourself, you too should be aghast by this, and demand that people like Louis Lerner are exposed and prosecuted. One of the things that make the US such a great place to live, is we have fair elections. Don’t we? Are they truly fair?
Hillary said in an interview not long ago that if Fox News had been around when her husband was running, he would not have won. Now let that sink in for a moment. What she is inferring is that Fox news is not fair and balanced, that they are not journalists.
What she really is saying or admitting to, is that they would have investigated his every dealing, and just possibly talked more about his predatory sexual predilections, which have dominated the news these last few weeks. Women do not like men who are in power to rape them. I know of no woman who likes being raped in the first place! Had Fox news been around then, she is right; he would have been exposed as the creep that he is, and Monika would not be a household name associated with a semen stain on her blue dress!
The larger question is, where were ABC, CBS and CNN and MSNBC? Why were they not on top of this story?
Fox news like all news agencies has journalists who are biased, but if you look at their stories, they will call out the Republicans as well as the Democrats. Do they play to their base, of course, but they do report more middle of the road, than does their competition. This fact has been statistically proven, it is just not my opinion.
If it is truly about money and market share one would think that CNN would be more middle of the road instead of so far left leaning. If Fox is doing so well, why not lean right?
Negative stories garner more attention so spinning the news in a negative format sells more air time. CNN and MSNBC are two of the companies who have more negative coverage on our current president than anyone in that market. If you hate Trump and want to feel good, watch them. If you would like the actual truth you might look elsewhere. Russia Today is more unbiased than they are.
News like anything else is all about ratings. Ratings attract advertisers. Commercials pay for the airtime that the talking heads use to pontificate on their particular take on the stories of the day. CNN and MSNBC I don’t believe are as biased for political reasons that many think that they are. What they are doing is playing to their base, keeping their ratings alive through spewing out reasons to hate Trump. Emotions are easy tools to manipulate you with. People love bad news about someone that they do not like.
“Gees TW that is a harsh claim!”
Really? If a football team that you don’t like has a key player that is injured, do you not get some feeling of joy from that as now your team which will be playing them next might have an advantage? It is our secret but, think about it. We love bad news when it is about someone we don’t like.
Not only do we eat up bad news but we will more readily spread the bad news on social media if it will play to our base. That is a sad commentary on the human race, don’t you think?
If you have made it this far, good for you.
The only way to fix a problem is to admit that it exists and then identify it. Once you can identify it, you can name it and figure out how to dismantle it. People who are what I call “asleep” don’t want to hear it. They certainly don’t want to read it.
The truth of the matter is that if people are biased one way or the other, they do not want to hear opposing thoughts. It does not make a difference if it is the truth, they don’t want to listen to it.
Still don’t believe me???
How many times have you heard some parent say, “not my kid!” Maybe you have said it yourself, “my kid would never do that!”
Some good friends of mine said that about their kid. It is called denial… When they heard that he was seen doing drugs with some other children, they asked him about it. “Oh no mom, when I saw what they were doing I left them, I will never even see them again! Drugs are stupid just like you always say mom.” They believed the lies because to quote Jack Nicholson; they could not handle the truth.
Two weeks later they went up to his room to get him up, as he was late for Church. They found him dead in his bed. Cause of death, he drowned in his own vomit due to overdosing on the very drugs that he denied he was taking. True story, very sad. I grieved with them but, I knew the problem then as I do now. We don’t want to hear the truth!
It is our nature not to want to hear that which we find repugnant unless it is about the other guy. The scream from his mother was indicative of the looks on the faces from the Hillary supporters the night that she lost to Trump. Ten months later we still have a divided country because many cannot handle the truth.
Some perfectly dishonest politicians are still trying to float impeachment proceedings to play to their base so they will get re-elected. It is foolish showmanship but some hateful folks out there will buy it.
Hillary was a flawed candidate and never should have been the DNC pick! They underestimated the appeal of a populist and were more worried about Bernie, than Trump. The mere fact that she rigged the election to screw Bernie is more than the proof you should need. The Billy Bass tape was their ace in the hole. They were wrong.
Today we read that many of the FBI agents that were investigating Hillary’s emails were huge supporters of hers. They hid the evidence against her, rather than do their jobs.
Government officials just like white cops cannot be prejudiced against the other political side, or different colors of humans. The tapestry of America is weaved together with all different kinds of humans who appear and think a little differently. It is called diversity. From race to political affiliation they are all necessary and make up the whole of who we are as a people, Americans!
I don’t have to hold your beliefs to be kind and respectful of you as a human. The converse is also true.
Why is that concept so hard to embrace?
We hear all this talk about racism and bias but, we do nothing about it other than perpetuating the atmosphere that begat it in the first place.
- Journalists are to report the events, not create them.
- The IRS is to enforce the tax laws as they are, not make them up for different groups.
- Judges are to enforce the laws and the constitution, applying them equally to all with a blind eye to race, sex or political affiliation. They are not to change the meaning of the constitution for some political agenda.
- Police are to protect and to serve without any racial partiality or bigotry.
You the people, the citizens, are who pay them, they work for you.
You cannot fix what you cannot or refuse to identify. With many, it is a heart issue. If you do not believe what I am telling you, and I get that many will want to write and tell me how full of it I am, do this first.
If you are a Fox news person, watch CNN and MSNBC. I know that you will be angry and upset at watching the hate and contempt from the other side but listen for any truths. Could there be some truth to what they are saying?
Mika Brzezinski was caught on camera talking about what they do. She said and I quote, “We tell the American people what to think.” That my friends is arrogance run amuck! No honey, you report the facts whatever they are period. It is called journalism. Anything else is called propaganda!
If you are in the camp of CNN and MSNBC and of course Bill Mahar and the other nightly comedians that pass off their acts as news, you watch Fox News and do the same exercise. Could there be any truth in what any of the folks are saying? Sit through the evening line up and make notes. Yes, watch Hannity as well. He is entertaining at least.
When you are all sick of the biases that you will have no doubt spotted, go and find OAN news. The news media that both sides of the spectrum hate. They are doing whatever they can to get them removed from the cable lineup. Why??? They merely report the facts, no spin. Some of their talent is rather sophomoric but, the facts are just the facts. You are smart enough to make up your own minds.
The press is indeed our eyes and ears on the goings on in our country. We depend on them to report the facts. We need the true facts so we can make informed decisions. Folks we are not getting that. Journalism is all but dead in this country, and we as a people need to demand better. How? Stop watching them, watch or listen to OAN. Support agencies that provide the unbiased truth.
Back in the early days of civilization, there was one entity which all came from. Do you know what it was? No, not god but close, it was the Catholic Church. They were the spiritual leader of all the people. They were the teachers of everything that they thought you needed to know. They were also the government which would have you killed if you defied them. I kid you not, this was one powerful bunch of people and the citizens were slaves to them. They did tell them what to think, with death or prison being the option for anyone that dared not fall into lockstep agreement. Did you know it was illegal in the day to own your own bible? It is true, can you guess why?
They did not want you thinking for yourself much like it was illegal to educate slaves in early American history, the same was true back during the early church. Today in N. Korea this is still true. Not the church but the government is the ultimate supreme authority with brainwashing as their main industry.
How do we fix this country???
We start by hearing and accepting the truth no matter how ugly it is. You cannot fix what you don’t acknowledge. It is like going to the doctor with pain, and he tells you that you have cancer. Do you say ok, I have cancer what can we do about it? Or, do you say, that is not possible and leave his office not dealing with the diagnosis? Many in this country are leaving cancer untreated, which will be the death of this country as we know it. Many who have pain will not go to the doctor for fear that it is cancer. They just don’t want to know the truth.
Learn to look for and embrace the truth no matter what it is. If some facts are unbelievable, check many sources before you re-post on social media a lie, perpetrated by some other country or a hate-filled moron. Snopes is not a reliable source of information BTW.
These ANTIFA criminals are one more symptom of this cancer. They believe that what they are doing is anti-fascism, but in reality, they are the fascist and also criminals. They have bought the lies from hate-filled professors who are spewing it and are acting on it. All they have to do is trigger them emotionally, and they will respond. Their actions will seem just, so that they will commit to them and act on them. They will destroy their own campus and prevent the very free speech that they say that they are fighting for. They are in fact misguided youth under the control of evil people.
The men who flew the planes into the twin towers killing thousands felt that their actions were just, and were determined to their cause. They too believed in their mission. There is no difference. If you think that there is, you are mistaken.
Civilized debate on the topics are necessary, and that cannot start until you are ready to listen! You must be willing to hear that you have cancer. Until then, the violence and unrest will continue, and the barbarians both in DC and in positions of power elsewhere will continue to prevail. The useful idiots of the power brokers will fight their battles, helping cancer to win. The power brokers must be identified and held accountable. Mrs. Lerner is one and needs to be behind bars. An example needs to make out of her and her ilk.
Her testimony needs to be on the front page of some paper, that has a smidgeon of integrity left.
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