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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 week.....you 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.