Wednesday, September 24, 2008

post podcast wrap-up

Despite lots of technical difficulties last night, Caleb and I seem to be finding our groove. I'm also less nervous and not relying as much on my (copious) notes, so the shows are sounding a lot better.

If you missed it, you can listen to the show here or use the little widget below:

Researching for the show really opened my eyes to a lot of nefarious, sneaky things people are doing to get Barack Obama elected and how most of it can be traced back to powerful, wealthy groups that are closely tied to liberal causes and the Democratic party. Over and over I've seen signs of astroturfing, groups dishonestly promoting themselves as non-partisan, and lies spread virally though the internet and then picked up by the media. It's insidious and, honestly, a little frightening.

Let me give you an example. Just two days ago, ran a piece claiming that the NRA was lying about Barack Obama's record on guns and the Second Amendment. The media picked up on the story, reporting it as true because FactCheck claims to be non-partisan. (oh really?)

Well, let's see… is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a subgroup of the Annenberg Foundation.

The Annenberg Foundation also has funded the Annenberg Challenge, hoping to "improve" public schools.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge grant proposal was co-authored by William Ayers - 60's radical activist, unrepentant domestic terrorist and associate of Barack Obama who, coincidentally, was the first chairman of the CAC board. Needless to say, the Obama campaign has worked hard to downplay this connection.

So, is it me or do all these groups seem to have something in common?

And, not surprisingly, after the factcheckers got factchecked, quite a bit of it proved to be fiction. Hmm. Odd.

But by the time that came out, the mainstream media had already (intentionally?) moved on to something else, leaving us to believe that the NRA lied and Barack Obama supports the Second Amendment. In other words, "Move along folks, nothing to see here, your gun rights are safe, blah, blah, blah...and hey, did you hear? Lindsey and Clay have come out of the closet!"

So much for the truth, if it exists at all.


Rustmeister said...


Second week in a row I've remembered at 9:00.

Unfortunately, you all are on at 8:00 here. =(

Mike W. said...

Rusty- I keep forgetting as well ever since the switch from the 11PM slot.

Earl said...

Seems the podcast stops after you get on and start talking about the Democrats and Chicago politics. Well, back to the bayonet drills.

phlegmfatale said...

That was a great show. Thanks for the educational info.