Friday, April 10, 2015

Americans Trying To Escape From Yemen Are Told They Are On Their Own & To Contact Foreign Governments For Help

America Is No Longer There For Americans Abroad.  And The Whole World Knows It.



The Washington Free Beacon has the story. Read it at the link to believe it: 

US Gov't To Americans Trapped In Yemen: Call India

Somehow the Chinese, the Russians, the Canadians, the Indians, they're all able to get in there and get their people out.  But for some reason we can't? 

This was the biggest news to hit the wires yesterday and yet it barely caused a ripple. America has abandoned Americans trapped in Yemen.  

If the American Government will no longer guarantee the safety and security of Americans abroad, what good is it? 

Two months ago, after weeks of being aware such a situation might arise, our Marines and diplomatic personnel in Yemen had to leave Yemen.  Their successful exit depended upon two things; 

1)  The rebels who had just seized control of the country being willing to LET them go, and
2) their being able to catch a commercial flight

I am not joking.  I am not making that up.  That. Actually. Happened. 

The reason our Marines & diplomatic personnel were abandoned two months ago is the same reason these Americans still in Yemen are being abandoned now. Obama refuses to risk a situation in which the US military could end up in conflict with the Iranian-back Houthis now in control of Yemen.  It's all about saving his precious nuclear deal with Iran. 

Any situation that could derail the deal is to be avoided, even if it places American lives at risk.  And don't kid yourself. Americans are in danger here.  Every damn terrorist group in the region is very likely making a beeline for Yemen to see how many Americans they can grab. 



Add to this the fact it's well known this administration made no real attempt to obtain the release of four Americans currently being held by Iran as part of this nuclear deal Obama's so keen to make. 

This is a national disgrace.  This is a dereliction of duty.  Every American has a duty to speak up and demand this government do it's god-damned job.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1. Garrett Gagne: 22  run over by police cruiser while lying in the road
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/963871816974289?_rdr
ACCIDENT UNARMED WHITE


2. Lewis Lee Lembke: 47  pointed handgun at deputies during domestic violence call
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/964596976901773?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED UNKNOWN

3. Matthew Ajibade, 22  died in custody after being restrained, injuring multiple officers
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/965091766852294?_rdr
IN CUSTODY UNARMED BLACK


4. Tim Elliot, 53  armed suicidal man shot by deputy
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/965329930161811?_rdr
SHOOTING   ARMED ASIAN


5.  John Paul Quintero, 23   threatened officers & others with a knife
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/965797113448426?_rdr
SHOOTING   ARMED LATINO


6. Matthew Hoffman, 32   pulled a fake gun, pointed it at officers
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/966385780056226?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [F] UNKNOWN

7. Michael Ray Rodriguez, 29  suicidal, pointed nailgun at officers
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/966631753364962?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [F] LATINO


8. Kenneth Arnold Buck, 22  killed in a shootout with police
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/967651299929674?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED LATINO


9. Ned Womack, 47  domestic violence call, fired upon responding officers
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/967659436595527
SHOOTING ARMED WHITE


10. Michael Kocher Jr., 19  pedestrian killed in accident, struck by police cruiser
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/967684133259724?_rdr
ACCIDENT UNARMED WHITE


11.  Leslie Sapp III, 47  Wanted fugitive killed by US Marshalls after brandishing a BB gun
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/967694289925375?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [F] BLACK


12.  Patrick Wayne Wetter, 25  home invaded a residence, stabbed a police dog, refused to drop his knife
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968098353218302?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED WHITE


13.  Autumn May Steele, 34  accidently shot while officers fired on what was assumed to be a vicious dog during a domestic disturbance call
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968101019884702?_rdr
SHOOTING UNARMED WHITE


14. Brock Nichols, 35  pointed handgun at officers responding to child welfare call
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968945683133569?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED WHITE


15. Nicholas Ryan Brickman, 30   armed bank robber & car jacker shot by police
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968951319799672?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED WHITE

16.  Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdule-Rasheed, 41  man with history of mental illness attacked officers with a knife as his vehicle was being towed at an aiport
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968958436465627?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED BLACK


17. Ronald Sneed, 31  officers called to domestic disturbance saw a man pointing a handgun at his girlfriends head, opened fire.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/968968453131292?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED BLACK


18. Brian Pickett, 26  police responded to woman's call that her son was threatening her life.  Charged the officers, was tasered.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/969141559780648?_rdr
TASERING UNARMED BLACK


19. Andre Larone Murphy, Sr. 42  officers responding to calls of disturbance at motel ended up struggling with subject, taser may or may not have been used.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/969144603113677?_rdr
IN CUSTODY UNARMED BLACK


20. Joseph Caffarello, 31 shot by officers responding to a domestic violence call when he rammed an officers car with his own car.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/969204609774343?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [V] WHITE


21. Omar Jackson, 37  exchanged gunfire with officer during a traffic stop. This shooting was captured on video, demonstrating suspects attempt to ambush the officer. He missed, the cop didn't.
http://theadvocate.com/news/neworleans/11292979-148/court-records-man-whom-new
SHOOTING ARMED BLACK


22. Andrew McIlvain, 39    motorcyclist struck by police cruiser speeding without emergency lights on
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/970211803006957?_rdr
ACCIDENT UNARMED WHITE


23. James Dudley Barker, 42   assaulted a cop with a shovel, hitting & knocking him down, breaking his body cam, before the officer fired in self defense
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/970270099667794?_rdr
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=33042457
SHOOTING ARMED [BO] WHITE


24. Artago Damon Howard, 36   struggled with an officer during a burglary, during the struggle the officer's gun discharged, inflicting a mortal wound.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/970526816308789?_rdr
SHOOTING UNARMED BLACK


25. Loren Simpson, 28  car theft & burglarly suspect who attempted to run over two deputies with a stolen vehicle.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/970532659641538?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [V] WHITE

26.  Jimmy Foreman, age uknown   shot his son to death, then refused to drop his weapon when officers approached
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/970975109597293?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED UNKNOWN


27. Andy Martinez, 33   attempted to exit a vehicle with a handgun during traffic stop, refused to drop it.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/971143229580481?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED LATINO


28. Brian Barbosa, 23   failed at an attempt at a car-jacking,  then failed at a second car-jacking attmept, then refused to surrender or drop his gun as police closed in.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/971879212840216?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED UNKNOWN

29.  Salvador Figueroa, 29  during drug investigation, ran from police, pulled a handgun as an officer attempted to taser him.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/972183959476408?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED LATINO


30.  Tommy E. Smith, 39  confronted police with multiple guns as they responded to a domestic dispute call.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/972338559460948?_rdr
SHOOTING   ARMED WHITE


31.  Thomas Hamby, 49  hallucinating and belligerent, he fired a shotgun at 3 officers as they approached his home when they responded to a disturbance call.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/972641492763988?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [G] WHITE


32. Richard McClendon, 43   officers responding to disturbance call found him barricaded in a room. He then emerged with a knife and charged  a female officer attempting to use a stun gun on him.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973124979382306?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [K] WHITE


33. John Edward O'Keefe, 35  pulled a handgun and fired on officers attempting to arrest him after a suspcious persons call.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973399229354881?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [G] WHITE


34. Marcus Ryan Golden, 24  officers reponding to a call about a man sending endless text threats to a couple found him outside their building in car, which he then used to attempt to  strike one of the officers. A gun was found in the car within his reach.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973400962688041?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [V, G] BLACK


35. Talbot Schroeder, 75  officers responding to domestic violence call found him threatening his family with a knife, which he then tried to use on them.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973494009345403?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [K] WHITE


36.  Jeffrey R. Nielsen, 34  troubled man found slumped in a vehicle by a police officer. After discusssion with Nielsen, officers attempted to arrest him for a narcotics violation. He then produced a large kitchen knife & attacked the officers with it.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973547859340018?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED [K] WHITE


37.  Robert Edwards, 68  fired a gun repeatedly inside his room, terrifying a roommate who called police.  When police arrived, Edwards refused to open the bedroom door. Upon opening the door, Edwards pointed a handgun at police.
https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/973552159339588?_rdr
SHOOTING ARMED WHITE


29 OUT OF 37 WERE ARMED WHEN POLICE KILLED THEM.

2 WERE  VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, SO ELIMINATE THOSE.

29 OUT OF 35 WERE ARMED

OF THE REMAINING 6,

1 WAS AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING WHEN OFFICERS WERE SHOOTING AT A DOG.  
2 DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER BEING RESTRAINED, AND
1 DIED AS A RESULT OF BEING TASERED.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Why The Mainstream Media Needs To Be Abandoned To The Wilderness Like The Israelites Of Old

Since The Old Media Shows No Willingness To Abandon Narrative Journalism, It's Time To Burn It All Down & Rebuild On The Ashes With A Younger Generation

If you've ever seen the film The Ten Commandments, you know how the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt begins. Here's how it ended: that entire generation that left Egypt was not allowed to enter the Promised Land that God had promised to them.

 They were so rebellious and stubborn in their refusal to obey and trust Him that God swore not a single one of them would enter the Land.  For that reason the Israelites were left to wander in the wilderness for forty years, until the last person of that entire generation had died.  Their children entered the Land, but they did not. 

Americans are increasingly realizing the time has come to abandon the Mainstream Media to the wilderness, until it has died off to the very last one.  Recent events have proven that the optimists who expected the Old Media to change it's course through a series of recent scandals were simply being naive. 

Rolling Stone magazine's decision to continue business as usual in the wake of the exposure of the UVA Rape Hoax is just the latest example in Old Media's Long March Into The Wilderness.  

By the way, the UVA Rape Hoax wasn't the only example of fake narrative journalism in the news this week.  An incident at Duke University made national headlines when students found a noose hanging from a tree on the campus.  

The perpetrator was quickly found, a confession obtained and then....nothing.  The fact Duke University is scrupulously hiding the student's name and race tells us a lot.  Let's see a show of hands: Who believes if the noose-hanger was a white frat boy, we wouldn't already have his name and face plastered all over the DNC Media from sea-to-shining-sea? 

Instead we are told the student's race is being withheld due to 'privacy concerns'.  
The swift discovery of the person who hung a noose at Duke University leaves questions ranging from the student's identity to what punishment the person will face.

The university has begun disciplinary proceedings that could result in suspension or expulsion, while federal and state law enforcement officials are investigating whether the action constitutes a crime.
The university identified the person after several fellow students came forward with information, and the undergraduate student admitted to hanging the noose from a tree at a plaza in the heart of campus, university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said Thursday.
Schoenfeld said the student has left campus but is still enrolled. He declined to describe the culprit's gender, race or whether the student had been in trouble in the past, citing privacy laws.
Of course, this week at Duke, everybody pretended they didn't know it's a hoax.   The same Kabuki Theater must play out to the end. Every. Single. Time. 

Take this editorial from yesterday at the Winston-Salem Journal
It’s hard to know what to make of the brightly-colored noose found hanging prominently outside the main student center at Duke University, except that it’s sad, it’s angering, it’s baffling and it’s wrong. But campus officials, including Duke President Richard Brodhead, handled the incident the right way, condemning the act and calling for conversation.

The noose, made with thin yellow rope, was discovered by students around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the Bryan Center Plaza, the McClatchy Tribune news service reported. Photographs of it began spreading on social media almost immediately. Campus police and school officials quickly launched an investigation.

By early afternoon Wednesday, Brodhead was speaking to a crowd of roughly 1,000 students who had marched to the plaza.

“One person put up that noose,” he said, “but this is the multitude of people who got together to say, ‘That’s not the Duke we want, that’s not the Duke we’re here for, and that’s not the Duke we’re here to create.’”

Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth also spoke, encouraging faculty to talk about racism in class.

“You have black students in your classrooms; you need to understand what they’re feeling,” she said. “You need to think about your roles as mentors, as teachers, as role models. We all need to be together in setting up a safe space.”

The school administrators’ quick response, and their commitment to following up after the incident, is what was called for.
And there you have it. The student accomplished his mission by hanging the noose and everybody knows it.  Fake hate crimes on campus are now happening so often they are a virtual cottage industry, as Ann Coulter details in her book 'Mugged', in which she details a long list of academics & students on American college campuses trying to 'start a conversation' by faking a hate crime.  




The DNC Media isn't looking to give it's audience the truth. It's constantly seeking to push stories that will advance Progressive causes by 'tailoring' stories to fit their agenda. In their world, America is a racist, misogynist, backwards country that needs deep, systemic transformation.  So they are constantly on the lookout for stories they can take national to 'prove' the systemic & endemic racism and misogyny.  

They are quite simply never going to change. To change would mean to drastically alter their basic nature.  Narrative journalism in which you promote false stories to advance Progressive causes is WHY too many of these reporters got into the news business in the first place. They are simply not willing to give that up.  

In the past three years with the Sanford, Florida narrative, then the Ferguson, Missouri narrative, and now the UVA rape hoax, the DNC Media has been caught promoting falsehoods to sell an agenda.  

"Every single cause championed by liberals is based on a fake story." - Ann Coulter

"We used to hate hoaxes, but now they raise awareness!" - Greg Gutfeld

First of all, get this truth firmly in your heads:  they don't CARE about their ratings.   They are on a mission.  I wrote about that here: 


No matter how low their viewership gets, how bad the circulation of their newspapers are, there will be no course correction.  I wrote this two years ago, and subsequent events have proven the words more true than ever:

For MSNBC & other Progressive media to respond to market forces would be for them to cease being the elite opinion makers & policy shapers they view themselves to be. The big corporations that own ABC, NBC, CBS & CNN as well as MSNBC are in the hands of people like Jeffrey Immelt, who love viewing themselves as shapers of public perception so much they’re willing to literally bleed billions of dollars in potential profits.

They value their role as the elite class ‘educating’ and ‘guiding’ the country more than they do their bottom line. 
That’s why no matter how low MSNBC’s ratings go, or how bad the NYT’s circulation gets, the people in charge will keep right on doing what they’ve been doing. They fully believe their Liberal message is more important than the money. This won’t change until the ownership does.
You will note these same Progressive news outlets will mock Fox News & Conservative media for ‘pandering’ to ‘Middle America’ by ‘giving the public the ‘lowbrow stuff it wants’. They explain away the much better ratings of the New Media by claiming there’s no attempt to ‘educate’ or ‘improve’ the public but instead to just pander to them in their ‘current low state of mind’.
Most people can tell when they are getting neutral news & when they are getting propagandized. They know when a journalist is showing them both sides of an issue of public interest & when an elite snob is preaching down at them.
There's only one answer as to what to do with a Mainstream Media that won't abandon it's narrative journalism.  Burn it all down and build a New Media on it's ashes.  Train up a younger generation of journalists & reporters that never committed to the Noble Cause of Narrative Journalism in the first place.  Young people who care about the truth, getting the story right the FIRST TIME, about telling BOTH sides of the story, and who will practice journalistic ethics.  

Because the old dogs won't change their tricks, America needs to go get itself some young puppies and teach them the proper way to do the job. 

The good news is, the Old Media is ALREADY in the Wilderness.   They've put themselves there by their own behavior, and they know it.  All we have to do is drive them further into it, until they have all died out.  In the meanwhile, Americans can build up a New Media that will do the job the Old Media refused to do:  tell the truth.  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Health Care Plan 
Nobody Could See

"You actually want to *read* my 1,364 page health care reform plan? Why?!"

Hey, Remember When Hillary Put Together A Secret Task Force To Reform Health Care & Then Went To Court To Hide The Details From The Public? 

Washington Examiner political reporter Byron York does!  
In 1993, the newly-inaugurated President Bill Clinton chose his wife to head his administration's most important domestic initiative, health care reform. Hillary Clinton proceeded to create a task force that seemed more determined to keep secrets than to restructure health care.
"The culture of secrecy is such that the White House refuses to provide a full list of consultants brought in to aid in the effort," the New York Times reported in February, 1993, just after the first lady got started. Clinton later went to court rather than reveal the most basic details of the effort. Story after story about her work used phrases like "wall of secrecy" and "shrouded in secrecy" and "frantic, secretive process." 
When the task force collapsed in defeat, columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that "it was the first lady's secrecy and righteousness in trying to push through her 1,364-page bill that doomed the effort."
By the end of the Clintons' first year in Washington, the new White House became ensnared in the first of the scandals that would last through Bill Clinton's presidency. Hillary Clinton was deeply involved, sometimes in the original offense, like Travelgate, and sometimes in the legal and political pushback, like the Lewinsky scandal. The Clinton trademark was withholding information from investigators.
It was only after intense public pressure that the Clinton White House reluctantly released the names of the people on the Health Care Panel crafting the reform legislation:

Ending It's Secrecy, White House Lists Health-Care Panel 
After much criticism of the secrecy surrounding the work of his health policy team, President Clinton today abandoned his effort to conceal the names of more than 500 people who are developing his proposal to guarantee health insurance coverage for all Americans.
After finding out who was crafting the new health care reform, the next step was to find out what was in the plan itself. But the Clintons refused to release even the most basic details. 

 In an attempt to actually force the Clinton White House into transparency on the public policy it was making, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons [AAPS] filed a lawsuit based on the Federal Advisory Committee Act [FACA].  

And thus did Hillary Clinton go to court to prevent disclosure of the facts about the new health care reform effort she was leading.  

Incidentally, the Federal court narrowly ruled in Clinton's favor, that she was a government official, even though nobody had elected her to any kind of office.  So the details of the health care reform she was making could remain secret. 

Yes. Really. That actually happened: 

"Court Rules First Lady Is 'De Facto' Government Official"
"The court found I'm a de facto government official. 
So I don't have to show the public my health care plan." 

At this stage of her career, we are learning absolutely nothing new about Hillary Clinton. She has always been a secretive, transparency-dodging control freak.  

She's right at home on the Progressive Left, which never openly declares what it is it's trying to do.  

The Progressive movement truly does believe Americans are stupid children that need to be lied to, tricked or coerced into doing what they want them to do.  Elites run from transparency because actually informing the public what they're up to and what they're planning for the rest of us just gets in the way of all the 'progress' they want to achieve.  They don't tell you because they truly believe you don't need to know.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Fraud Who Legitimized 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' : Shawn Parcells

The Curious Case of Non-Forensic Non-Pathologist Non-Nothing Shawn Parcells

How Did This Fraud Manage To Insert Himself On Center Stage Of The Michael Brown Case? 

Parcells begins his presentation around 15:29 of the video

What if I told you a guy with no formal forensic training managed to pass himself off to the entire nation as a forensic pathologist & used a nationally televised press conference to sell a false narrative that drastically affected a divisive racial case that resulted in half of a town being burned down and looted?  

Yes, this actually happened.  It happened in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  

Parcells' presentation begins at around 15:29 of the video linked above.  He doesn't speak long, but then again he didn't have to.  He makes two main points in that presentation: 

1. In his 'expert' opinion, Michael Brown was likely shot in the back and 

2. In his 'expert' opinion, Michael Brown was shot down while he was standing still with his hands up in the air.  

A moment that should live in media infamy

Parcells did his damage in August, operating with impunity because nobody at the time investigated his background.  It wasn't until late November, more than three months later, that the lies began to be uncovered. 

CNN first began asking questions about Parcells in this November 27th report: 


On Dec. 2nd, Radley Balko at the Washington Post posted this damning report on Parcells that laid bare just how badly the entire country had been taken in: 


As it so happens, the very first words out of Parcell's mouth at that nationally televised press conference was a lie:  

"First of all, I'm Professor Shawn Parcells." 

Not true. Parcells has never been on the faculty of any college or university anywhere.  Washburn University in Topeka Kansas, where Parcells claims to be an Adjunct Professor on his LinkedIn page, says he has never been on their staff in any capacity.  

It turns out to be a certified forensic pathologist, one must have a medical degree before undergoing formal forensic training.  Parcells has reluctantly admitted he does not have any medical degree. How reluctant was this admission?  Read this exchange he had with a CNN reporter: 
When CNN visited Parcells in his Overland Park, Kansas, home, he presented a photo of himself onstage at what appears to be a graduation ceremony at the New York Chiropractic College. 
“I got a master’s degree in anatomy and physiology, with clinical correlation,” he said. 
Asked where his diploma was, he replied that it was on the way. “It’s coming,” he said. “They mail it to you.” 
The next day, at another on-camera interview, the conversation went like this: 
CNN: So that master’s degree in New York, you have that degree?
Parcells: I will have it next month, yes. 
CNN: I don’t mean the piece of paper. I mean have you been conferred that degree? 
Parcells: Yes, I will. Next month. 
CNN: Right now, as we speak, you have that degree? 
Parcells: No, I do not.
Don't miss the full import of what happened here: a complete fraud got up there invested in an national audiences eyes with medical science acumen he didn't really have and he used that false respect to add credibility to a racially inflammatory false narrative.  

Al Sharpton does what Al Sharpton does: he gets there first and then uses the national media to rush the most racially inflammatory version of what happened out the door to the public.  We expect that.  We've seen it enough times now to know how this works.  

But what Parcells did was far worse. He took that racially inflammatory narrative and he gave it the forensic science 'stamp of approval', which is exactly the last thing that should have been done.  

It *looked* as if a respected, credentialed forensic pathologist has just backed up Dorian Johnson's account of the shooting of Michael Brown.  The moment Parcells stated that Brown 'could have been' shot in the back, and then raised his hands up to show the position he believed Brown's hands were in during the fatal hail of bullets, Dorian Johnson's lies got a huge credibility boost in front of a national audience.  

One can only wonder as the nation watched half of Ferguson go up in flames or be looted, if Parcells even spent a second reflecting on his role in selling the 'hand up, don't shoot!' myth. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Andrew Breitbart's Dream: 
An Army of Citizen Journalists
Jim Geraghty won the ACU Journalist of the Year award at this year's CPAC.  In a column he put up today at National Review Online, he gives the speech he wished he'd given at that moment, and in the column he gives a great and touching tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart:
In this tribute, I think Jim put his finger on the one thing that made Andrew inspirational to so many.  He never was about "Look what *I'm* doing!" or "Look how awesome *I* am!"  Instead his attitude was always "Look what *you're* doing!" and "Look how awesome *you* are!"

Andrew didn't want to build a large following for himself.  What he wanted was to build an army of citizen journalists and then unleash it on the DNC Media.  He knew how to empower people. 

As Geraghty points out, Andrew had a deliberate habit he engaged in: when people approached him with news tips and story ideas, just passing it along, handing it off to a professional, Andrew would turn it around on them: "No, you're the one that should write that! You can do it!"

Too often I think Conservatives & people who care about what's happening to this country sit back and wait for the Professional Conservative Media to write that story or deal with this or that issue.
"Don't wait for the 'professionals'! You can do it! You write it!" 

I'm sure Andrew appreciated being approached and having people share their ideas for great articles with him.  But he didn't want to become this leader who borrows ideas from other people. That creates passivity.  "No need for me to get involved, I'll just pass this idea off to one of the big important professionals."  Andrew was all about getting people off the sidelines and into the game.

And the tragic thing  is that, for me, it took him dying to finally make me take that step.   I was happy sitting on the sidelines, cheering him and others on.  I liked it there.  There was no real effort involved.  Nobody says mean things to you way up there in the stands.  All the calumny is directed at  the people who are actually in the game.  The Big Professional Conservative People are the targets of all the controversy so you stay where it's safe and cheerlead to give them moral support.

And when Andrew passed I spent two weeks examining myself, wondering "Now that he's gone, who do I cheer for? Why the hell am I still sitting up here just watching after all this time?"

Nobody volunteers you to get out of the stands.  "Hey you, get out there and start playing!"  You run out onto the field because you want to be there.  You want to get involved. You want to make a difference.  You have to have that passion within yourself.

And Andrew understood this.  When passionate people came to him with their ideas, he understood what would happen if he allowed them to just hand off their 'game' to him.  They would get passive.  They would start to lose their passion.  Their involvement in things would never extend beyond contacting him or some other Big Conservative Media Person  and handing off the ball.
Andrew's vision for the New Media he was building wasn't a handful of Big Conservative Media People in the game while millions cheered them on from the sidelines.  Andrew's vision was far different: an army of millions of citizen journalists covering stories the DNC Media deliberately distorted or ignored.  An army of passionate, relentless fact-checkers blowing up every attempted smear and hatchet job launched by political activists masquerading as reporters.

That's why he made a habit of stunning people with the encouragement of "No, YOU write it! You can do it!"

It has been forgotten in the early days of the American Republic, citizen journalists abounded.  You didn't have to go to a university and take a journalism course to launch a newspaper and write about the events of the day.  People just did it.  Nowadays some people play up how bad that was, and there were abuses to be sure. But as time passed journalism became a professional thing, and this allowed the Old Media to start playing gatekeepers and lapdogs to the powerful.

The power of the Internet, Talk Radio and Cable TV broke the information logjam that allowed the Old Media to control the national conversation and sell false narratives to the public.  The Old Media is still mad as hell about it, and this FCC takeover of the Internet by the State is just the latest attempt they're making to go back to the days they could control the flow of information.

But it's too late.  Once people taste this kind of freedom, they'll never roll over and hand it back.  The New Media has been launched.  They can't stop the signal.

Andrew's dream is coming true. An army of informed, involved citizen journalists that can't be controlled or bought off  or scared off.  There is hope for freedom and liberty in this country still, as long as just one person stands up and fights for it.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Who Invented The YouTube Video Lie That Obama & Hillary Told Next To The Caskets Of Four Dead Americans? 

We Still Don't Know.  And It's Time We Found Out

Thanks to Judicial Watch, even more evidence has surfaced that the Obama White House and the Clinton State Department were informed from the very first hours that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11,2012 was a planned attack linked to a known terrorist group. 

They knew. And they chose to lie. [Link To Judicial Watch's report]

Yet after assessing all this information from the people on the ground in Libya, and from military and intelligence sources, someone back in Washington made the deliberate decision to reject it all and instead go with a cover story about a spontaneous protest due to a YouTube video.  

For weeks both the White House and the State Department insisted on pushing the fiction that the Benghazi attack and the deaths of four Americans there was due to a spontaneous event that had absolutely nothing to do with the anniversary of 9/11.  

So determined was this administration to avoid accountability that both President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeated what they knew to be lies while standing next to the caskets of four dead Americans.  



A moment that will live in infamy

Much later, while speaking in front of the UN, Obama was still repeating the YouTube video lie: 



Having irresponsibly left 50+ Americans in Benghazi vulnerable to attack, and then mismanaged it's response during the attack itself, somebody back in Washington was determined that the American people would not get an accurate sense of what had just occurred.  The election in November was just too important. 

The Benghazi attack absolutely COULD not be allowed to be seen as: 

1. A planned attack
2. By a terrorist group on
3. the anniversary of 9/11

For weeks President Obama, SecState Clinton, Jay Carney, Susan Rice and other media spokespersons engaged in a determined propaganda campaign to ensure the story about Benghazi became 

1. A spontaneous protest over
2. An inflammatory anti-Muslim YouTube video that
3. Had nothing whatsoever to do with the anniversary of 9/11
Spontaneous protest or not, it's always assumed that a competent White House & State Department is going to be providing adequate security for diplomatic personnel abroad, most especially for those Americans working in areas with known terrorist activity, as Benghazi was.  

Nevertheless, the administration embarked on a program of selling the idea that because the attack arose out of a 'spontaneous video protest', nothing could have been done to prevent it, and therefore no one could be held accountable afterwards.  

Now more evidence has surfaced that all these people were simply lying to avoid accountability for their gross negligence and to help their chances in the upcoming election. 

As Andrew McCarthy discusses at NRO, the cover up began the very night of the attack. By 10 PM Washington time, Hillary Clinton was claiming - in direct conflict with the information that actually came from Libya - that "inflammatory material posted on the internet" may have been the cause of the attack.  Not a single person in Libya had told her this. 
After learning of the attack at 4:07 PM in DC, by 10 PM that night the cover story was already taking shape, and this administration stuck to it for weeks, loudly proclaiming there was no evidence whatsoever of a planned attack by an Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group on 9/11.  

It is far past time all those who lied shamelessly and repeatedly to avoid the consequences for their gross negligence and mismanagement and got Americans killed are held accountable.  
They *have* gotten away with it thus far.  It time to show them they can't run from what they did.  No matter how much the DNC Media tries to aid & abet the cover up like the good lapdogs to power that they are, the truth is going to come out.