Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Media Lie about Tea Party

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit (h/t Jim Robbins) had an excellent article yesterday about Hoft's claim that the Democratic Party media and the Huffington Post blog, which Hoft describes as "Jew-hating", have reported factually untrue material (i.e., lies) concerning the Tea Party demonstration against the health bill on Sunday.

Hoft features a series a photos that suggest that Democratic Party demonstrators approached the Tea Party demonstrators and verbally attacked them. The Democratic Party media, including O'Reilly, claimed that the Tea Party had screamed racist insults at the Democratic Party demonstrators, according to Hoft. (Disclaimer: I do not watch television news and am basing this purely on Hoft's account.)

Hoft writes of the Democratic Party media's, including Fox's, claim that the Tea Party demonstrators called members of the "Congressional Black Caucus...n*ggers" and that the Tea Party demonstrators spat on them as they walked from the Longworth office building to the Rayburn office building. "At least one report said that it was 'a chorus' of racist hatred. Reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including Bill O’Reilly), MSNBC, etc. reported on this horrible story."

Hoft says that the news reports on the networks were pure fantasy, with no basis in fact whatsoever. This is not generally true of television news. In general, little of it is relevant to important facts. It doesn't often lie overtly as Hoft claims here, but it generally omits critical information. Half the truth is worse than none. So why watch it? The facts are inevitably colored and distorted, and the announcers are badly educated. The quality of television news seems to be declining. It seems to me that Wall Street is especially threatened by the Tea Party because of its Lockean impulses. Freedom is the one force the socialists of all parties, including the Wall Street variety, hate and fear. Since television news is largely an agent of Wall Street and its Democratic Party, it is not surprising that it becomes especially eager to lie about the Tea Party.

Hoft then adds, based on video evidence, that the major media has publicized this complete lie:

"Unfortunately, it was a fake. They had no evidence… Nothing. It was totally made up.

"In fact, a video was later released that proved that there was no 'chorus' of racist hatred and no one screamed the n-word. It was all a lie.

"Now here is more proof.

"There were several cameras filming the democratic representatives as they walked to the Rayburn Office Building. And, the representatives had at least two cameras filming the entire event. (It was almost as if they were expecting something to happen?)

Read Hoft's post here.


Raquel Okyay said...

I watched O'Reilly's program, and in all fairness, he made clear that there was no evidence of the name calling or spitting. He said the Rep. said it happened, so he had no reason to believe he was a liar.

Of course they lie through their teeth, making them illegitimate and irrelevant, a point missed by O'Reilly.

Mitchell Langbert said...

Raquel, has O'Reilly made an "errata" statement or retracted the story? If Hoft is right, the entire event did not occur, it was entirely fictional, not just name calling or spitting.

Also, if a Congressman lies to a national television station, isn't that rather big news in itself?

How could he not correct a fictional story or question the Congressman further?

Anonymous said...

Have you made an "errata" statement or retracted the stories and lies you post about Rush Limbaugh ? How can you not correct a fictional story that you air to the world and not question Rush Limbaugh further? Every word you utter about ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including Bill O’Reilly), MSNBC, etc describes you and your blog perfectly. Your kettle is just as black and you have no room to point fingers at others. Look in the mirror and you'll see ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including Bill O’Reilly), MSNBC, etc !

Raquel Okyay said...

The Congressman was not on the show, these guys don't appear on FOX - they view FOX as the enemy of America -- but they can't even mutter the words "Islamic Terrorists" who are plotting and planning against America for real.

Actually these guys don't even know what is contained in the US Constitution, and are completely illegitimate to me.

That said, I will forward along your inquiries to Mr. O'Reilly via email, and let you know if I receive a response.

Raquel Okyay said...

Mitch -- this is what I sent (which included a link to Jim Hoft's article):

Dear Mr. O'Reilly,

I watched your show the other night when you covered the alleged incident of name calling and spitting at certain members of the Congressional Black Caucus. You were fair in that you advised that there was no evidence of such accusations, but that you had no reason to believe that the Representative was lying.

Since your show, however, further evidence is surfacing showing that the whole incident was made-up. I ask that you cover this story once again and clarify that it may be the case that the Representative is indeed lying (which is a story in itself).

Best regards,

Mitchell Langbert said...

Dear Anonymous: When you say that I post lies about "Rush Limbaugh" can you be more specific? I went through the posts in recent weeks and only saw something about his not covering monetary policy and the Fed. Is that false?

Please be specific, Mr. Anonymous, what exactly about Rush Limbaugh do you wish me to retract? And if you do not answer, I might assume that is not I, but thee, who are a pot calling the kettle black.

Raquel Okyay said...

I watched O'Reilly last night, he covered this issue at length. He and others admitted that the accusations were made up. Good for them for exposing the lies!