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Incestuous relationship between the media and the Obama regime

We should stop referring to the liberal media as the MSM or Mainstream Media.
Our DCG calls the media by a different set of initials, SRM (State Run Media), because they more accurately describe the cozy relationship between the liberal media and the Obama regime. In other words, the MSM become SRM when Democrats are in control of the White House and Congress.
That cozy relationship is not just rooted in their common left-wing ideology and worldview. The media and the Obama regime are incestuous — by blood or marriage.
Here is one example: the Rhodes brothers, Ben and David.

Rhodes-BrothersBen Rhodes (l) and David Rhodes (r), Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Patrick Howley reports for The Daily Caller, May 11, 2013, that Ben Rhodes, 35, is Obama’s deputy national security advisor. Rhodes is credited by ABC News as being instrumental in changing the Obama regime’s talking points on Benghazi some 12 times before they were used on the public, scrubbed free of any references to a terrorist attack.
On September 15, 2012, it was Ben Rhodes who called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House. In a memo, Rhodes wrote: “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”
Ben Rhodes, who has a master’s degree in fiction (!) from NYU, has worked for Obama since the time when the POS was a U.S. Senator. Rhodes is the Mouth of Sauron. The New York Times has Rhodes saying this in March, 2013: “My main job, which has always been my job, is to be the person who represents the president’s view on these issues.”
Ben Rhodes has a brother named David Rhodes.
Guess where David Rhodes works!
David Rhodes works for CBS as the network’s news president!
— the same CBS that may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters, Sheryl Attkisson, for covering the Benghazigate  too aggressively.
CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama regime’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year. In particular, Attkisson has tried to discover who in the Obama White House is instrumental in revising the regime’s Benghazi talking points 12 times. “We still don’t know who changed talking points but have had at least 4 diff explanations so far,” Attkisson tweeted on November 27, 2012.
Surprise! That person is none other than the brother of the president of CBS News!
Now we know why “network sources” told Politico that CBS executives feel Attkisson’s Benghazi coverage is bordering on advocacy, and why Attkisson “can’t get some of her stories on the air.”
H/t Clash Daily.

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Rev Manning – Michelle Obama Wears the Uniform of a Street Harlot

Related Post:  https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/what-the-first-lady-wore-last-night/
H/T  Julia!

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There Really Is a World Conspiracy by the Powerful

This may be the most important one-minute video that you’ll ever watch. Please take that brief minute to view it.
In this video, Gerard Batten, a Member of the European Parliament for London for the United Kingdom Independence Party, finally asks the question that should have been asked by every honest reporter (if there is one) across the world:

Why are the media so completely and totally disinterested in the yearly meeting of a group of the world’s most powerful and influential people?

The curious lack of curiosity and silence of the media is deafening.
H/t Vigilant Citizen.
Batten made his statement on September 12, 2011, at the EP in Strasbourg, France. I’ve transcribed Mr. Batten’s statement. Please forward it to your e-mail list. Let’s make this go viral!

“Thank you, Mr. President.

The [European] Commission have recently replied to my written question confirming that Commissioners Almunia  and Kroes attended the Bilderberg meeting in St. Moritz in June. The Commission cannot tell me details of what was discussed, but that surely the Bilderberg meetings do not take decisions. [Joaquin Almunia and Neelie Kroes are both Vice Presidents of the European Commission. ~Eowyn]

If Bilderberg meetings are just talking shops, why did the most powerful figures from around the world, including George Osborne, the [British] Chancellor of the Exchequer, bothered to attend?

What other summit of world leaders in politics, finance and business would go completely unreported in the mainstream media such as the BBC?

It’s impossible not to reach the conclusion that the non-reporting of these events is anything other than a conspiracy between the [Bilderberg] organizers and the media.

It merely confirms the belief of many that the hidden agenda and purpose of the Bilderberg Group is to bring about undemocratic world government.

It’s a disgrace that the European Commission is colluding in that.”

From Wikipedia:

The Bilderberg Group (aka Bilderberg conference or Bilderberg Club) is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 120 to 140 guests from North America and Western Europe, most of whom are people of influence. About one-third are from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications. Meetings are closed to the public and often feature future political leaders shortly before they become household names. […]

Meetings are organized by a steering committee with two members from each of approximately 18 nations.Official posts, in addition to a chairman, include an Honorary Secretary General.There is no such category in the group’s rules as a “member of the group”. The only category that exists is “member of the Steering Committee”.In addition to the committee, there also exists a separate advisory group, though membership overlaps.

Here are the Chairmen of the Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee. Betcha you’ve never heard of these men! Why’s that?:

Here are the Americans who attended this year’s meeting of the Bilderberg Group, June 9-12, St. Moritz, Switzerland:

  • Alexander, Keith B., Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency
  • Altman, Roger C., Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
  • Bezos, Jeff, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
  • Collins, Timothy C., CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
  • Feldstein, Martin S., George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Hoffman, Reid, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • Hughes, Chris R., Co-founder, Facebook
  • Jacobs, Kenneth M., Chairman & CEO, Lazard
  • Johnson, James A., Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
  • Jordan, Jr., Vernon E., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
  • Keane, John M., Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired
  • Kissinger, Henry A., Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
  • Kleinfeld, Klaus, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
  • Kravis, Henry R., Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis, Roberts & Co.
  • Kravis, Marie-Josée, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
  • Li, Cheng, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
  • Mundie, Craig J., Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Orszag, Peter R., Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
  • Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Rockefeller, David, Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Rose, Charlie, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose
  • Rubin, Robert E., Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Schmidt, Eric, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
  • Steinberg, James B., Deputy Secretary of State
  • Thiel, Peter A., President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC
  • Varney, Christine A., Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust
  • Vaupel, James W., Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Warsh, Kevin, Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board
  • Wolfensohn, James D., Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC

For the names of attendees from other countries, go here.

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Council on Foreign Relations Mocks Conservatives in 4th of July Article

The Council on Foreign Relations, the elite organization started by the Rockefellers shortly after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution and the end of WW I, supplies most of the experts who spoon feed the American public their exhalted opinions.  Broadcast network media, newspaper publishers and journalists are members.   They trust the CFR because they ARE THE CFR.

For your enlightenment, let me share a tidbit from this article from the CFR website written by Stewart M. Patrick, CFR member and editor of The Internationalist section of the CFR.  This is what has the insiders chuckling at the water cooler.  ~LTG

Don’t Tread on Me: July 4th and U.S. Sovereignty

As the nation celebrates its 235th birthday, The Internationalist takes a break from beer and barbecuing to reflect on American sovereignty. This is a controversial topic, to say the least. John Bolton, former UN ambassador and potential GOP presidential candidate, warns of “The Coming War on Sovereignty,” (Commentary), with President Obama in the vanguard. The American Enterprise Institute, Bolton’s institutional home, host an impressive web site, “Global Governance Watch.” It’s dedicated to exposing the machinations of rogue international bodies, unaccountable NGOS, and progressive international lawyers—and documenting their alleged assaults on the U.S.  Constitution, democracy, and freedom of action.

Exploring the further reaches of cyberspace—where such anxieties become extreme, even paranoid—I’m often reminded of Brigadier General Jack Ripper. He’s the unhinged Air Force officer in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, who detects an “international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”

As director of CFR’s own International Institutions and Global Governance program, I get my share of colorful emails, a few suggesting my work is “treasonous.” Some of these missives are informed by Scripture, at least superficially. My personal favorite: “Beelzebub tried Global Governance at the Tower of Babel and it didn’t work for him. It won’t work for you either.

Given the overheated rhetoric, one might be tempted to dismiss all sovereignty concerns as the ravings of flat-earth cranks, John Birchers, or devotees of the Rapture. But the reality is more complex.  Full article here



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Breitbart Agrees With Me!

I just listened to Armstrong Williams interview Andrew Breitbart on C-Span Book TV.  
 About halfway through the 1 hour interview Breitbart said he was in favor of a Herman Cain/Allen West ticket for 2012.   Very good interview!      ~LTG

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Bill Whittle: Memebusters-Osama Bin Laden Edition


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The Left Are Pigs

Photos from last Saturday’s 10-2 “One Nation of Socialists, Commies, and Parasites” Counter Rally in Washington, DC, which the Mainstream Media will never show you.
And yet the Left claim to be greens who care about the environment!
H/t Before It’s News and Fellowship co-founder Steve.

The Left not only pollute the Lincoln Memorial Mall, they also pollute young minds.



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57% of Americans Distrust the Media

Only 57%? LOL
Here’s another reason for our distrust:
C-Span was so embarrassed by the anemic turnout for Saturday’s 10-2 counter-rally by the Left that they used a crowd shot from the Right’s 8-24 “Restore Honor” rally to make the 10-2 CommieCon look more populous!

Distrust In US Media Hits Record High, As CNBC…Viewership Drops To Multi-Year Low
Tyler Durden –  Zero Hedge – Sept 30, 2010
In today’s “less than surprising data point” category, the clear winner is Gallup’s analysis of people’s ever increasing distrust in the mass media. From 46% in 1998, the percentage of people who indicate they have “not very much/none at all” trust in mass media has grown to a stunning 57% currently. This is an all time record, as the general public perception toward the MSM has flipped over the past decade. Is it becoming increasingly more difficult to lie to the average American? In this time of unprecedented economic upheaval, where the political regime depends on just how far any given administration’s lies can penetrate amongst the broader population, this may well become the most critical factor in determining policy for the future. And with ever increasing alternatives of non-traditional media, could the legacy ad-supported media model, which by definition is one which espouses the status quo, be doomed precisely by the slow but steady education of the average American, who intuitively realizes that nearly every “fact” appearing in the media, especially that supported by any given political party, is a lie?
From Gallup’s study on media distrust:

For the fourth straight year, the majority of Americans say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% who now say this is a record high by one percentage point.
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The 43% of Americans who, in Gallup’s annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, express a great deal or fair amount of trust ties the record low, and is far worse than three prior Gallup readings on this measure from the 1970s.
Trust in the media is now slightly higher than the record-low trust in the legislative branch but lower than trust in the executive and judicial branches of government, even though trust in all three branches is down sharply this year. These findings also further confirm a separate Gallup poll that found little confidence in newspapers and television specifically.

Bottom Line
Gallup’s annual update on trust in the mass media finds Americans’ views entrenched — with a record-high 57% expressing little to no trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly, and 63% perceiving bias in one direction or the other. At the same time, the steady nature of these views stands in contrast to Americans’ views of the three branches of government, which are all down sharply this year. Thus, in an environment in which few institutions elicit high levels of trust, it appears the media are neither gaining nor losing significant ground — but are just managing to hold steady.
Which brings us to CNBC. If the above study is indeed correct, one would correctly guess that the viewership of the station once known for fair and objective analysis and breaking news reporting, and has now devolved to nothing more than the butt of jokes on financial media propaganda, should have plunged, even as the market remains as volatile as ever, with the VIX currently trading at levels not seen since the March highs. As the chart below shows, using data compiled from Nielsen, focusing on the ad revenue-critical target demo, this is in fact the case.
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For sampling purposes we have picked three key segments: the Business Day section, Closing Bell, and, of course, Mad Money. As is self-evident, since the market crash, broad CNBC viewership has plunged by more than half, while shows like that anchored by Jim Cramer, whose only purpose is to get as many naive, “dumb money” viewers invested in the market at any given moment to facilitate the offloading of stock by hedge funds and other asset managers, have lost over two thirds of their historical viewership. Of course another explanation is that with the ever declining interest in the broader public in all matters financial, CNBC is meterly a byproduct of an audience that is increasingly aware it is being taken for the proverbial ride, and just refuses to “tune in.” And since it is now CNBC’s sworn role to protect the status quo and to lie daily that none of the all too obviously horrendous things in the economy are taking place, the cable station’s very survival is now in question. It appears the only hope the administration, and its propaganda tentacles such as NBC Universal/CNBC have of regaining viewership, is the ceaseless dumbing down of America, or the return of credibility of the Mainstream Media itself. Alas, as the Gallup data has demonstrated, this is not only happening, but precisely the inverse is transpiring.

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