Monday, September 21, 2015

The Truth & Facts Have Never Been Progressive Values

"The shadow of crisis has passed." Pres. Obama in his 2015 State of the Union Address

It's undeniable that the first impulse of most progressives is to reach for a lie. The most recent examples have been illustrated by almost every word uttered by Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Just this week, news erupted regarding Trump not correcting some idiot at a campaign event who said Obama is a Muslim. Clinton jumped on the issue and called it appalling. In Clinton's 2008 campaign against Obama, she said Obama was not a Muslim "as far as I know." In fact, it was The Telegraph (UK) that reported the lie that Obama was not born in the U.S. was fueled by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. In the last Republican debate, it was left to Mike Huckabee to remind viewers "None of us on this stage are under investigation by the FBI." 

It wasn't that long ago when I warned New Yorkers that the election of Mayor de Blasio would plunge NYC into progressive hell. It didn't take long. Homelessness is now becoming an epidemic on NYC streets. This past weekend alone, seven people were killed. Within one year, the city's weekly murder rate quadrupled. And just today, it was reported that 75% of the city's high school students failed math. Many New Yorkers now don't even feel safe in Central Park due to an alarming rise in crime.

Perhaps one of the most egregious examples of both political progressives and their enablers in the media followed the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in August of 2014. It was both the politicians and media who perpetuated the "Hands-Up/Don't Shoot" myth (lie) surrounding the shooting. This even continued after Darren Wilson was cleared of all charges by the U.S. Justice Department---a department headed by Eric Holder. The advancement of the myth was so blatant that even 4 CNN hosts expressed their own bias by making the "Hand-Up/Don't Shoot" gesture on their news broadcast. We're watching some of the same phenomena unfold with the Black Lives Matter crowd.

We also witnessed the flagrant sins of omission by the media when it came to the conflict between Israel and Hamas two years ago. These sins and lies even extended to ObamaCare, the absence of national reporting regarding Dr. Gosnell's crimes and their failure to initially report on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And more recently, we've be subject to conspicuous lies regarding the Iran Deal. Because of these and countless other examples (how can we forget Dan Rather's false hit piece on George W. Bush and his military experience), I was inclined to write not long ago that even Joesph Goebbels---The Nazi propaganda minister--- would be proud of the press today. 

While the malfeasance of today's press is disturbing, it's apparent they really don't care as long as they make their news fit their own political agenda. The behavior of the progressive political class is equally disturbing because it's dangerous as well. Remember, as stated at the beginning of this piece, it was Mr. Obama who proclaimed, "The shadow of crisis has passed." 


Today The New York Post reported murder, rape and robbery are on the rise in NYC. And homelessness is on the rise.