Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Dan's Big News July 30, 2009

Fear Of A Black President: Conservative Media Drumming Up Racial Fear (the FAKE "liberal media" CNN - YOU are an IDIOT, if you think CNN is "liberal"!)

Civil rights expert: ‘Birthers’ only ‘racists or extreme right wingers’

Rightwing media publications:

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch loses $50 million a year on the NY Post, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife loses $2 to $3 million a year on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, billionaire Philip Anschutz loses around $5 million a year on The Weekly Standard, and billionaire Sun Myung Moon has lost $2 to $3 billion on The Washington Times.

Why are these guys willing to lose so much money funding "conservative" media? Why do they bulk-buy every right-wing book that comes out to throw it to the top of the NY Times Bestseller list and then give away the copies to "subscribers" to their websites and publications? Why do they fund to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year money-hole "think tanks" like Heritage and Cato?

The answer is pretty straightforward. They do it because it buys them respectability, and gets their con job out there. Even though William Kristol's publication is a money-losing joke (with only 85,000 subscribers!), his association with the Standard was enough to get him on TV talk shows whenever he wants, and a column with The New York Times. The Washington Times catapulted Tony Blankley to stardom.

Conservative Media vs. Progressive Media

"Fellowships" and other forms of indirect sponsorship of right-wing talk show hosts have made otherwise-marginal shows and their hosts ubiquitous, and such sponsorships of groups like Norquist's anti-tax "Americans for Tax Reform" regularly get people like him front-and-center in any debate on taxation in the United States.

All so they could run a tax con on the American people, thus keeping Moon and Murdoch and Scaife and Anschutz (and others) richer than you or I could ever even imagine.

All of this money was spent - invested, really, since it's been more than saved back in low income tax rates on millionaires and billionaires - to convince Americans that up is down and black is white when it comes to income taxes.

Here's how it works:

The Great Tax Con Job

Pentagon Pundits - Blinded By The Right

26 Marine suicides so far in 2009

The Hell of War Comes Home: Newspaper Series Documents Murder, Suicide, Kidnappings by Iraq Vets

(some of the audio is out, due to copyright)

The Boston Police aren't racist! It's all a misunderstanding! It's reverse racism!

WHOOPS!!!!!!!! I guess here's another Boston police misunderstanding!!!!!!!!

Boston cop calls Gates 'banana-eating jungle monkey' in mass e-mail

The Daily Show News' "Senior Black Correspondent" analyzes the Henry Louis-Gates/Cambridge police racism situation...Gates played the race card, and became "Blacky McBlack when the cops busted him!
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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John Lennon - Give Me Some Truth

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