Sunday, July 4, 2010

MSM uses good ol' 'Baghdad Bob's playbook

We can all recall the comedic reports from good ol' "Baghdad Bob" (a.k.a. Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf) towards the end of the second Gulf War. Ol' Baghdad Bob would put a happy face on every defeat and military blow that Saddam Hussein's crumbling forces received at the hands of a vastly superior U.S. military. His official title was Iraq Information Minister, and the 'information' he routinely put out there was anything but. More accurately, rather than information, ol' Bob would come up with misinformation, bald faces lies, propaganda, and if he were feeling somewhat truthful at the odd moment, perhaps spew some exaggerated spin on an event that did not go Saddam's way. One of his last broadcasts had him denying that U.S. tanks were entering Baghdad, and had Bob reporting that this armored U.S. force had been met at the border and were soundly defeated by the brave Republic Guard, who were in active pursuit of the fleeing and routed enemy, Allah be praised. And most famously quoted, good ol' Baghdad Bob predicted that those defeated U.S. soldier's 'stomachs were roasting in hell,' even as the unmistakeable roar of U.S. M1A1 Abrahams tank turbo diesel engines just outside his surrounded compound were almost drowning out his words at that very moment. Just like Baghdad Bob, our media refuses to report the truth as it bludgeons them upside their obtuse heads. Our economy is headed for the cliff, and yet they report a glorious 'recovery.' This recovery of the MSM consists almost entirely of government job growth, government spending, and government borrowing. All of which will kill any kind of 'recovery' if ever one shows up during this God awful administration ('regime'). New housing starts: down. Way down. New unemployment weekly claims: consistently in the 400 thousands, week after week after week after week after week after week after week after get the point. Consumer confidence: at all time lows. GDP growth for the 2nd quarter: ??? I am confident that the MSM will report a huge leap, when in fact it will likely be quite anemic or negative. There is no recovery going on. None whatsoever. There are more unemployed people in the United States right now than ever in our history. Yet the "Baghdad Bob" MSM will continue to report that the wolves at our doors have in fact been slain at the borders, and their 'stomachs are roasting in hell.' And yet in the backgound of their rosy red reports of beds of roses thanks to Obama's wise policies, we hear the howling of the wolves at the door nearly drowning out their gibberish.


The War Planner said...

Fredd; good work and true!

You want to read something from our Canadian cousins that'll make your head spin, check out these sentiments:

"It is disturbing these days for the country’s friends to watch the Great Republic’s politics, to wonder about its economy, to tremble at its deficits, and to shake their heads at its Supreme Court that has struck down corporate contribution limits in politics and reaffirmed the right to bear arms, to the intense joy of the gun lobby.

"The United States gave itself the most gifted President in several generations, handed his party a majority in both houses of Congress, only to watch his presidency be swamped by the doleful legacy of the Bush years, a worldwide recession and its parlous aftermath, and a ferocious Republican opposition bent on a search-and-destroy mission of his presidency."

..mind-boggling, to say the least.

Trestin said...

They have become as ridiculous as old Bob.

Fredd said...

Planner: yeah, those Canucks really know what THEY are doing. Idiots.

Trestin: lots of Americans still believe the MSM's garbage, though. And likely they've never heard of Baghdad Bob. That, and they could not tell you who the vice president of the US is to save their lives.

pithy_opiner said...

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president

Fredd said...


I'm sure there are others like you who 'drive by comment' on blogs without taking but a moment to even skim them.

Please avoid commenting on this one in the future, unless you have something to add.

Your tag is completely wrong. No pith, all drive-by.

Silverfiddle said...

Fredd: I wonder if the left has hit that point where they cannot face reality, so they turn completely delusional.

To admit failure, after having been given everything, would be crushing.

Only in America. Say what you will about our British cousins, but they call a turd a turd and press on. If this were Britain, the democrats would be discredited for at least a half-generation

Joe said...

To the liberal, including the liberal press, something is true because they SAY it is true, quite appart from whether it is actually true.

It is all, "I wish it were this way" driven.

The_Kid said...

This propaganda will not stand Fredd!

I triple guarantee it !!!!!

Fredd said...


I have to ponder whether our Brit bretheren on the whole are smarter than their Yank cousins: those Limeys can smell a rat when it is pissing on their leg.

Us Yanks? Not so much.

Fredd said...


I hope to God you have this one right. Our very existence depends on it.

The_Kid said...

Fredd, I believe even stupid people will reject being lied to at this level.

Fredd said...

I dunno, Kid.

Stupid folks can be pretty stupid.

The_Kid said...

I'm thinking in the context of 'Nothing is That Good or That Bad for That Long'. Cycles.

Said another way - Censor me today and be censored yourselves tomorrow.

It can't go their way indefinitely.

What goes around comes around.

If the liberals are playing off-sides, they will soon have to deal with the same disadvantage one way or the other. I don't believe it will take that long for the cycle to move to opposition.

I think it's happening now. It just hasn't manifested itself in things we can actually see. Like the stock market turning, a lot of people don't see it happening until it makes a new high.

Fredd said...


Of course you are right. Lots of truisms to back you up:

* Live by the lie, die by the lie
* What goes around, comes around
* This too shall pass
* How Ye reap, so shall Ye sew.

And I could go on, but I won't.