Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win. Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear: Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left [...]
Judicial Watch, perhaps the most effective government watchdog, reports high-level federal law enforcement sources saying an attack along our southern border may be imminent. These sources claim that ISIS and al Qaeda personnel are present in Ciudad Juarez, a city on the Mexican border directly opposite El Paso, Texas. A warning bulletin has been issued to to DHS, FBI, Defense agencies and others warning that these groups intend to carry out these attacks using vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). The report states:
Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.”
The possible threat from “Third Country Nationals” or TNI has been reported a number of times on these pages and elsewhere. Most notably, former Border Patrol agent, Zachary Taylor stated ominously that the illegal immigrant border “surge” was a form of asymmetric warfare. While we focused on “the children” flooding the border near McAllen, Texas – who it turns out were not primarily children at all – elsewhere, TNIs, including many from hostile nations, are coming across by the thousands.
In a possibly related event, 20 illegals were filmed storming ashore from boats in San Diego, California, early Monday morning. They had apparently coordinated with others in San Diego as they were observed entering an alley where they were able to change clothes. Seven were captured but the rest got away. A second attempt was made on Tuesday at 1 am, but all 20 were apprehended by border agents on the lookout for them.
former Congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West, an experienced combat commander, suggested these could be “dry runs,’ i.e. experimental probes in the run up to something more serious. “There were many occasions,” he said, “when the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan would conduct probing tests to assess reactions…”
While the reported warning is specifically for the border, this is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and right around the corner from 9/11 – a perfect opportunity to launch an attack anywhere in the U.S. And if you think they are not here already in force, I have a job for you on Obama’s national security team.
Residents of Loveland recently voted against a citywide ban on the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Far from being a local matter, their decision to reject the two-year drilling moratorium could have dramatic consequences for millions of Americans.
As a result of techniques like fracking, the energy industry has quickly become an indispensable source of job growth and economic vitality – particularly in Colorado. By compromising the sector, local fracking restrictions threaten the livelihoods of middle-class families who have benefited most from Colorado’s energy boom.
Loveland’s vote marks a turning point in the fight against such destructive policies.
The ballot initiative in Loveland comes amid a flurry of voter-imposed fracking restrictions being adopted throughout the state. Bans and moratoriums on the drilling practice are currently in place in Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is challenging many of these measures in court. And earlier this month, two citizens in Lafayette filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. John Hickenlooper and COGA, seeking to protect the town’s fracking ban.
It’s tempting to cast such disputes as a fight between a powerful industry and everyday citizens. Indeed, the Lafayette residents behind the class-action lawsuit argue that they are protecting their “community, its families and property” against the forces of “corporate privilege.”
But those who stand to lose the most from these anti-fracking efforts aren’t wealthy energy executives; they are workers, farmers, and middle-class families across the state.
Over the past decade, Colorado’s $25 billion energy sector has become an essential component of our economy, one that supports more than 200,000 state jobs. The recent success of this industry is a direct result of breakthroughs in drilling techniques.
In fact, thanks largely to hydraulic fracturing, Colorado’s oil production nearly tripled since 2005, while natural gas production has risen by half. Today, about 95 percent of new oil and gas wells in our state are developed through fracking, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
Hydraulic fracturing, in other words, is at the center of Colorado’s thriving energy sector. Towns that take away this critical tool for energy extraction are willfully disabling an indispensable state industry, endangering hundreds of thousands of state jobs – not to mention driving up the price of energy for Colorado residents.
And despite claims that anti-fracking activists are protecting their neighbors’ property, drilling bans actually prevent mineral-owning households from accessing their most valuable assets.
Many of Colorado’s 600,000 mineral owners – which include farmers, ranchers, and retirees – depend on royalties from those resources just to get by.
Faced with a fracking ban, some, like farmer Cristy Koeneke, will have little choice but to sell their land. “My family had been just eking out a living in rural Colorado in past generations,” she said, “and without our royalty income, we would have had to sell our land to developers.”
By recognizing the enormous value the energy industry provides, Loveland voters scored an important victory for families like Koeneke’s – and not just here in Colorado. Since our state is the chief battleground in the national fracking fight, negative consequences of our state’s drilling bans are felt nationwide. Already, more than 75 towns in New York have enacted bans, as have cities in California, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
If the nationwide trend toward local fracking restrictions continues, it could quickly derail a domestic energy boom that currently supports more than 2 million American jobs and is expected to produce 3.3 million more by 2020, according to research group IHS. By 2025, the firm predicts, lower energy prices will help increase the disposable income of the average household by $3,700.
And so, when Loveland residents rejected the fracking ban, they weren’t just voting on a local issue, or even on Colorado’s economic future. They were helping to protect an energy boom that promises to improve the lives of middle-class Americans for decades.
Regina Thomson is president of Colorado Issues Coalition.
Read more at http://gazette.com/guest-column-lovelands-fracking-vote-not-just-a-local-matter/article/1536491#1bgjXYSVUijbpGL4.99
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.
“If I have learned one thing from life, it is that race is the engine that drives the political Left. When all else fails, that segment of America goes to the default position of using race to achieve its objectives. In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a central theme. Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and amplify it.” – Ward Connerly
“…Liberals see racism where it doesn’t exist, fabricate it when they can’t find it and ignore it within their own ranks.” – Michelle Malkin
“Since neither black animosity nor the Left’s falsehood of “racial tensions” is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America can do will affect the perceptions of many black Americans or of the leftist libel.” – Dennis Prager
This week’s winner, Joshuapundit’sBlackgammon: Eric Holder Plays the Game in Ferguson, is my contention that the Obama Administration’s obsession with the Michael Brown shooting has little to do with justice, civil rights or ultimately even with Michael Brown himself.
Here’s a slice:
Backgammon, on the surface, is a pretty straight forward game. You roll the dice and move your pieces. But beneath that seeming openness are hidden strategies that may only reveal themselves later.
Today, Eric Holder traveled in person to Ferguson, Missouri, where the Aug. 9 shooting of black teen& Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during an altercation has sparked massive violence, looting, protests and media coverage.
Holder’s version of the game was revealed as he made his moves today in Ferguson.Ostensibly he was there to oversee the massive Federal investigation of the Brown shooting with the goal of trying to arraign Officer Darren Williams on civil rights charges should the St. Louis County Grand jury fail to charge him with murder ala’ George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. But this was essentially a campaign stop at government expense.
“I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”
“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now,” Holder told a group of community leaders assembled at a local community college. “The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it, and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”
Let’s translate this, shall we?
“See Y’all, I’m black just like you are and that comes first before anything. So I understand your totally justified rage and anger against the white power structure. It’s them that are on trial, not just a police officer although he’ll do as a symbol ofeverything you feel whitey and the police have done to you over the years.That white power structure, you know, those white Republican Tea Partyers have always oppressed you,and this is just the latest outrage. I understand that, and that police officer looks just like them so they’re going to try to protect him. But since we’re in charge, we’re going to do our very best to see that you get what you want. Because remember, I’m black and I look like you and so does the president, so you all need to vote Democrat in November to make sure we stay in charge.”
In our non-Council category, the winner was former AP Middle East correspondent Matti Friedman writing in Tablet Magazine with An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth, submitted by Joshuapundit. The ‘most important story on earth’ is Friedman’s satirical way of referring to media coverage of Israel and he gives you an insider’s view of exactly how this story is twisted, propagandized and misrepresented by the media… and more importantly, why. Some of the reasons will astound you.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting next week, the Watcher’s Council is adding an exciting new feature!
Every Tuesday, the members of the Council will nominate a Weasel of the Week… some public figure who merits special singling out for ignominy, stupidity, cowardice, corruption or just a particularly evil deed. The Council members will provide a short explanation for their choices and the nominations and explanations on why each choice is worthy of being singled out for special attention will appear Tuesday morning.
We’ll vote, (we’re working on making this public, so you can weigh in) and every Thursday the winner of our own special Mark of Shame, The Weasel of the Week, will be highlighted in all his or her putrid, despicable glory. Who will it be?
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Okay, here are this week’s full results. Both GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD and The Razor were unable to vote this week, but neither were subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty:
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Jonah Goldberg/NRO – The West’s Gaza submitted by The Watcher
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While the media are usually doing the bidding of President Obama and the Democrats, and are deep in the President’s pocket, there are cases in which they are very unhappy with his actions. New York Times reporter James Risen has become famous not only for his ongoing Espionage Act case, but also for his willingness to call President Obama the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.”
In the case of Fox News reporter James Rosen, the government “monitored Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Department,” according to CBS News. They also “searched his personal emails and combed through his cell phone records.” Risen received similar treatment: his computer was subjected to forensic analysis and his phone calls were investigated.
Yet President Barack Obama’s press secretary recently had the temerity to joke to another Fox News White House correspondent that “We are always watching.” Rosen was labeled a “criminal co-conspirator” alongside Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who recently went to jail for his crime. Clearly, the Obama administration has either not learned from its mistakes—or doesn’t care.
As I mentioned in an earlier article about Obama’s ongoing war on journalists, Risen appealed to the Supreme Court to carve out special immunity for reporters in the courts. But his bid to be heard by the Supreme Court failed, leaving him no more legal options.
Now, he has “exhausted all his legal options against the Justice Department’s pursuit of him under the controversial Espionage Act,” reports The Guardian this month. If pursued, Risen could end up in jail for his act of “journalistic defiance” as early as this fall, reports the Guardian.
Journalists are rallying to Risen’s side as he becomes a media darling for his defiance in the face of Obama administration pressure. Fourteen Pulitzer Prize winners have issued statements in support of him, 100,000 petitioners have voiced their concerns about his case to the Department of Justice, and The Washington Post editorial board has come to his defense.
But one of the disturbing developments of the Risen case is the push for a media shield law to create special protections for journalists. “The Risen case, [Gregg] Leslie [of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press] said, provides a clear picture for why a federal shield law is needed to complement similar laws in 49 states,” reported Business Insider on August 27. “The Supreme Court’s dismissal of his petition, Leslie said, is more evidence of what he called a ‘disturbing’ trend—federal courts have been less and less willing to side with reporters’ arguments.”
This is not the first time the media have called for a shield law. Back in 2008 Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid called the proposed law what it really is: not the Free Flow of Information Act, but the “Special Rights for Journalists Act.” “The bill puts in the hands of federal politicians and judges the ability to define a ‘legitimate’ journalist or blogger who is deserving of federal protection,” wrote Kincaid in 2008. “As such, it restricts First Amendment rights to a certain group of people currently in favor with federal authorities.”
The legislation could create an unhealthy relationship between the media and the federal government. “For any potential source, it increases the risk of going through a non-establishment journalist,” Harvard professor Yochai Benkler told The Nation magazine last year when this legislation passed out of a Senate committee. “If you are a source, and you have a choice between going to feed someone who clearly falls under the shield, and someone you have to rely on pulling the right judge, you’re going to go to the established journalist.” Thus The New York Times becomes more favored by the law than citizen journalists when it comes to making news.
All First Amendment protections under the law should be applied equally, regardless of education, financial status or employment status. But giving special status to journalists promotes group rights, not equality before the law. The way it has often been described is that the “lone pamphleteer” should have the same protections under the First Amendment as do major news organizations.
Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA official, is openly acknowledged as Risen’s source for his chapter in State of War. “Observers of the [Risen] case view it as pure retaliation,” reports Business Insider. The evidence would tend to lean in this direction. After all, the government already has digital evidence of Risen’s complicity without his testimony. “Telephone records indicate that Sterling called Risen seven times between February 27 and March 29, 2003,” states the Fourth Circuit findings. “Sterling also sent an e-mail to Risen on March 10, 2003—five days after his meeting with the SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence] staff—in which he referenced an article from CNN’s website entitled, ‘Report: Iran has “extremely advanced’ nuclear program,” and asked, ‘quite interesting, don’t you think? All the more reason to wonder…’”
And, “During this time, 19 telephone calls took place between The New York Times’ Washington office and Sterling’s friends’ home telephone number. …A forensic analysis of the computer Sterling used during this time revealed 27 e-mails between Sterling and Risen, several of which indicated that Sterling and Risen were meeting and exchanging information during this time period.”
So the government can prove that Sterling and Risen were working together, that Risen had the information during that time period, that he chose to publish it in his book, and that Sterling may have had a grievance with the CIA motivating him to leak the information. It seems like a pretty solid legal case already. But they may be going after more than one leaker: “…Risen has not disclosed whether there is more than one primary source of classified information.”
While these are difficult and complicated issues to sort through, there should be no federal, blanket media shield law to protect all journalists. The First Amendment is that shield. These matters should be judged on a case by case basis.
Risen’s view, that the Obama administration is “the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation,” is a view shared by other unlikely sources. Leonard Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post, for example, said that “The [Obama] administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration, when I was one of the editors involved in The Washington Post’s investigation of Watergate.” And David Sanger of The New York Times said of the Obama administration, “This is the most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.” Apparently, most of the broadcast and cable news journalists don’t share this view. If they do, they don’t often express it. Maybe they’re too afraid of losing access.
Paul Goble, a specialist on international broadcasting and the propaganda war being waged over Ukraine, writes that “…as effective as [Vladimir] Putin’s disinformation campaign has been inside Russia, it has been even more successful beyond that country’s borders.” One problem, he says, is that the Western media treat Putin’s lies as just another point of view.
Another problem is that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media, seems to be completely clueless as to how to win the information war and make sure truth triumphs over lies.
The BBG just met in Washington, D.C. to hear from Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting. A press release said that Rhodes “reiterated the President’s commitment to U.S. international media,” such as Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. This sounds good, but what does it mean?
The release quoted Rick Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, as saying that the expansion of U.S.-sponsored Russian language newscasts are important, and that “Given the information battlefields we are seeing in Russia and Ukraine, this represents a true realization of your mission.”
In fact, the mission is clear, but the U.S. does not have an effective way to counter Russian disinformation—here or abroad. Putin takes advantage of the freedom that the U.S. gives his regime and its agents to operate in the U.S., but the U.S. is handicapped by restrictions on the media and non-governmental organizations in Russia.
Concerning the role played by the Western media, Goble contends that “…many Western outlets report what Moscow ‘says,’ while describing any Ukrainian government statement as ‘claims.’ Invariably, doing so is called objectivity but in fact it is anything but. Instead, it gives an opening to governments like Putin’s, which are prepared to lie and to spread their lies widely, confident that what they say, however untrue or outrageous, will be reported.”
This is one reason why the idea that Ukraine shot down the Malaysian plane, thinking it was Putin’s jet, has gotten so much attention in the West. It gets picked up as just another point of view, even though it is a blatant lie and was designed as such. Russia has a propaganda channel, Russia Today (RT), which broadcasts this disinformation inside the U.S. on a regular basis.
Showing his own receptivity to Russian propaganda, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul went on a new conservative news channel, Newsmax TV, to suggest that the government of Ukraine had shot the plane down. The former Republican congressman has been a regular guest on RT, and has wandered far from the days when he claimed to be an anti-communist.
Goble says many in the West fall victim to Moscow’s lies, “either out of a confusion between balance and objectivity, a conviction that all governments lie and that no one should be surprised, or a commitment to maintaining good relations with the Russian government no matter what it does.” It is not clear what motivates Ron Paul, but his acceptance of the Kremlin point of view makes a mockery out of his proclaimed devotion to liberty around the world.
Goble writes that the real challenge is “countering disinformation campaigns,” and that an effective response “requires the development of channels to deliver alternative messages, including international broadcasting.” He goes on to say that “… if the U.S. had a capacity to broadcast to the Russian people directly, Moscow would not have been able to shape Russian public opinion in the way that it has.” This comment reflects Putin’s largely successful effort to ban or restrict international broadcasting inside Russia.
Since there is no level playing field at the present time, would it be proper for the U.S. government to close down the offices of RT in the U.S.?
Goble told this writer, “Closing down RT would be one thing. Expelling Andranik Migranyan and his operation would be an even better bet.?”
He is referring to another Russian propaganda operation known as the so-called “Institute for Democracy and Cooperation” in New York, described by Goble as “responsible for promoting Moscow’s views in the United States.”
The website of this Russian “think tank” says that it “actively creates and develops relationships with leading NGOs, universities, and research centers,” including:
New York University
University of California
Carleton University (Canada)
The Council on Foreign Relations
The Center for Strategic and International Studies
The National Democratic Institute
The Center for the National Interest
The Kennan Institute
The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (SUNY New Paltz)
The International Republican Institute
The National Committee on Foreign Policy of the United States
The Russian American Cultural Heritage Center
The Foreign Press Association.
Goble notes that the group’s director, Andranik Migranyan, “gained notoriety earlier this year when he suggested that Adolf Hitler would have gone down in history as the greatest German leader of all time if he had stopped before invading Poland.”
Migranyan had written that “Hitler was gathering German lands,” and that if he had stopped at “uniting, without a single drop of blood,” Germany with these so-called German lands, “he would be remembered in his country’s history as a politician of the highest order.”
Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza commented, “Perhaps someone could remind Andranik Migranyan and his Kremlin overseers of the track record of this ‘politician of the highest order’ and ‘gatherer of German lands’ prior to 1939—including the establishment of concentration camps and the public burning of books; the purges of ‘non-Aryans’ and the creation of the Gestapo; the closure of newspapers and political parties and the establishment of a one-man dictatorship; the Nuremberg racial laws and Kristallnacht.”
If the U.S. isn’t going to expel Migranyan and his crew, then why not close down RT? It seems that the Obama administration believes that foreign propaganda channels like RT have the same First Amendment rights that apply to American citizens.
Rick Stengel has written about RT’s “disinformation campaign” towards Ukraine and has summarized its various disinformation themes.
“Yet, even so,” he goes on, “I would defend the right of RT to broadcast. The First Amendment protects speech that we reject as much as speech that we embrace. The State Department facilitates RT’s coverage by giving them unrestricted access to our briefings. No one is arguing that RT should be taken off the air the way Moscow has abruptly ended the license that allows Voice of America to broadcast to Russians.”
The U.S. didn’t have this attitude toward Nazi propaganda activities before and during World War II. Our attitude then was that Nazi agents operating inside the U.S. should be investigated and exposed by official committees of the U.S. Congress. Our objective then was to thwart aggression and expose our enemies. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was passed in response to Nazi propaganda activities. The U.S. was concerned about the Nazi movement developing on American soil.
FARA is still on the books and could be applied to Russian propaganda activities. At the very least, RT could be forced to label its broadcasts as propaganda, as required by this law. Plus, American taxpayers should not be forced to pay to put RT on the air through dozens of public television stations around the country.
In a major scandal that we have covered for several years, taxpayer-supported MHz Networks distributes RT as well as Al-Jazeera, the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, on public TV stations under the rubric of “Programming for globally-minded people.”
Florida broadcaster Jerry Kenney notes that the federally-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funneled $27,580,113 into MHz Networks and its affiliates in fiscal year 2011.
As we have previously reported, “Kenney hired a lawyer to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission, arguing that the contracts between the public TV stations affiliated with Commonwealth are being improperly used for the purpose of broadcasting foreign propaganda in the U.S.” Violations of these rules can result in financial fines and revocation of broadcast licenses.
But the rules and regulations are not being enforced, almost as if there are those within the U.S. government who want Russia’s disinformation apparatus to thwart a tough foreign policy response to Russia.
The facts are clear: not only is the U.S. facilitating Russian propaganda operations, but our tax dollars are going to make it all possible.
Is there anyone in Congress willing to expose and stop this insanity?
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media While the media have feasted on the perceived civil war in the Republican Party, based on a few close races involving the Tea Party versus the establishment and differences in how to handle immigration reform, the makings of a very real civil war have emerged in the Democratic Party [...]
By: James Simpson Accuracy in Media With reports that illegal immigrants bring the risk of Ebola and other viral illnesses, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons representative, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, has noted that, “Border Patrol sources repeatedly warn that we do not know who is coming across our southern borders, all the countries of [...]
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant early on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, email@example.com A black, unarmed 18 year old was shot by police in Ferguson, MO and rioting [...]
The Watcher’s Council Because we all know nothing says social justice like breaking into a convenience store and looting it. Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two [...]
By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media It’s rare when MSNBC gets favorable reviews from Accuracy in Media, but Rachel Maddow’s report, “Consider the Source,” is worth watching. She was very effective in exposing how Russia Today (RT) television tried to obscure the truth about Russian terrorists bringing down the Malaysian Airlines plane. She also laid [...]
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Hat Tip: Nelson Abdullah NoisyRoom.net Displaced Yazidi people rush towards an aid helicopter (RUDAW) Iraq is turning into a massive killing field. Mount Sinjar runs red with the blood of the Yazidi, who are being systematically exterminated. The entire place smells of death and suffering. And Obama hits the golf course, because [...]