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The Top 10 Mis-Reported Stories Of 2008

We thought we would list what in our opinion were the most egregiously mis-reported stories over the last year:

1. The US victory in Iraq

Given that this was to be the burning issue of the campaign, it is quite telling that our watchdog media has assiduously ignored our military’s brilliant victory in the Iraq War.

And somehow all the pundits and their Democrat bosses were wrong.

2. The Democrats’ involvement in the mortgage crisis

Barney Frank and countless other Democrats going back to the Carter administration insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lend to those who would not otherwise be eligible for mortgages.

These same Democrats ignored all the warnings to the contrary over the ensuing years. And now they want to bail the deadbeats out and give more loans to those who can’t afford them.

3. Barack Obama’s socialist vision for the US

Mr. Obama has long since been clear in his writing and speeches that he wants a new New Deal for the US. He has not been shy about his socialist plans for our country. But we never heard a word about any of this from our ‘issues-oriented’ media.

And now Mr. Obama is gleefully planning to seize upon the country’s current financial difficulties to enact his radical agenda.

4. ACORN/Project Vote/SEIU voter fraud

Yes, there were some scattered reports about ACORN’s voter registration problems in the local media around the country. But these accounts regularly gave the impression that these were merely minor irregularities, and the exception rather than the rule.

In fact, 2008 surely witnessed more organized voter fraud than at any other time in the history of the Republic. (Al Franken just being one of its many by products.) And yet the very same journalists who were determined to prove that Mr. Bush stole the last two elections were not interested in reporting this rampant voter fraud.

5. Mr. Obama’s international money machine

How is it that the Obama campaign raised more than three quarters of a billion dollars? And how is it that so much of that money came in packets small enough to avoid any FEC scrutiny? And from all around the globe?

Somehow our watchdog media, which has complained endlessly about the buying of elections whenever Republicans win, are not interested in finding out.

6. Obama’s Spiritual Mentor, Reverend Wright

Again, Rev. Wright got some play in 2008, but we had the story back at the start of 2007. Worse yet, the media pretended that Wright was just given to occasional crazy outbursts.

The fact is, however, Obama’s church of twenty years is dedicated to promulgating the racist Communist kookery of Black Liberation Theology. What does that say about the man?

7. The Chicago Machine, Rezko and Blagojevich

Our watchdog media studiously ignored any questions about Mr. Obama’s background or his connections to Tony Rezko and the myriad of other shady figures from Chicago.

During the campaign Obama was asked only once about Mr. Rezko, and even then he stormed out of the press conference. We now know why the media had their own policy of ‘don’t ask don’t tell.’

8. The excoriation of Sarah Palin

The ‘troopergate’ scandal that wasn’t. The clothes buying scandal that wasn’t. The quotes she never said. Her purported ‘lack of qualifications’ in the age of Obama, Hillary and Caroline.

All done by the same media that claims to condemn the ‘politics of personal destruction.’

9. The cooling of global warming

Average temperatures have trended downward now for several years all around the globe. And yet we have barely heard a peep about it from our watchdog media.

In fact, we have heard quite the opposite as they continue to promote the climate change hysteria.

10. Obama’s extended family

Forget the birth certificate red herring. Our watchdog media has shown no interest whatsoever in tracking down the extended family Mr. Obama so much liked to write about. It turns out that several of them are living illegally and on welfare in the US.

Which just further demonstrates how very little we know about the man. And how little the media is interested in finding anything out.

Tinfoil Bonus – Crashing the economy to elect Obama

It is a fact that once Mr. McCain began to pull ahead in the polls, Mr. Schumer started the run on banks (IndyMac) and then Mr. Reid undermined a crucial financial insurer (AIG). 

If this, as well as the rise in oil prices, is found to have been contrived to get their candidates elected, this will be the story of the decade.

But only if some journalists bother to report it. Which is highly unlikely.

Of course there were many other mis-reported or under-reported stories.

Please feel free to add your own.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 1st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “The Top 10 Mis-Reported Stories Of 2008”

  1. Helena says:

    If hypocrisy had an odor we’d all have to wear gas masks to read the newspapers or listen to the news. This is an extremely damning list, and so provable. Book worthy in fact.

    Here’s an addition: the spectacular pivot on whether it’s OK to quash an investigation in progress, i.e. Fitzgerald in Chicago. It was so important to root out corruption – until it looked like it might reach the Messiah.

    • proreason says:

      Fitzgerald bringing the investigation to light to protect Obamy is a huge huge story that we will never hear.

      To think, the same prosecutor that doggedly pursued a trivial non-crime where he knew the perpetrator of the triviality from the beginning in order to entrap (with a monumental effort) high-ranking Republican officials for TWO AND A HALF YEARS, is the same prosecutor who broke perhaps the greatest politician corruption story of all time months or years before the evidence was complete, undoubtedly to protect the criminal who is about to be appointed to the presidency.

      The real criminal in the Libby investigation is Fitzgerald, the prosecutor.

      It’s just stunning.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      I agree with proreason wholeheartedly! Why is it that Valerie Plame, the winky holster for the Beltway Party circuit was far more important than a sitting Governor selling a Senate seat to the highest bidder? Why is that?

      The answer is simple…..Obamy was probably one of the very few men in Washington who didnt know what the covers on Plame’s bed looked like close up, so no harm no foul……

      BUT….somehow the foul odor emanating from Fitzgerald’s obvious hasty retreat from a slam dunk corruption case in order to protect Obamy just plain stinks.

      You can cover dogshit with fine Irish linen, and it may cover up the sight, but it is still dogshit and it still smells up the room. Fitzgerald is a nothing more than a party lacky and he smells to high heaven……..and for sure, the only real criminal in the Libby case.

      The only thing we cant see from here is who is pulling the puppet strings he wears. This is astounding that our freakin media chooses to willingly allow this to pass…..

  2. U NO HOO says:

    George Bush’s green ranch with geo thermal heating, etc.?

  3. proreason says:

    Great list, SG

    A big one I don’t see is the cover-up of Obama’s utter lack of experience for ANY office, no matter the presidency.

  4. cjokry says:

    Yeah, someone should start an annual publication along these lines. I’d buy it.

  5. CGardner says:

    If we can start a list for the top “unreported stories,” I’d recommend the Holy Land Foundation trials.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Hillary taking sniper fire / Marine Corps turning Hilda down for enlistment due to poor eye sight.
    Jenna 6
    Jesse wanting to play marbles with Barrys’ testicules.
    John Murthas lack of spinal cord.
    Democrat Congress doing absolutely nothing and getting a pay raise to boot!!
    Just to name a few.

  7. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    The end of the American Experiment

  8. proreason says:

    As commander in chief of the tinfoil brigade, I’m repeating my post from the weekly news section here, so you can all understand the magnitude of manipulation that happened in Sept and October just before the election.

    This just in, from Wapro (with no reason to lie, for once):

    “Wall Street’s Final ‘08 Toll: $6.9 Trillion Wiped Out
    Racked by Crisis, Markets End Year on Slight Upswing

    After months of tortuous trading, Wall Street rang out its worst year since the Great Depression yesterday, leaving shareholders $6.9 trillion the poorer.

    The losses in 2008 were so broad and deep that every sector in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index took a double-digit hit…
    The Dow Jones industrial average, an index of 30 blue-chip stocks, and the S&P, a broader index watched by market professionals, were down 34 percent and 38 percent, respectively, their deepest losses since the 1930s. ….
    Traders endured unprecedented turmoil last year as Lehman Brothers, an icon of the financial industry, teetered then collapsed,…
    By the end of 2008, the Dow had set new records for its three largest single-day point gains and two steepest point losses after swinging hundreds of points an hour during some sessions. ….
    Investors’ skittishness could also be seen in the market for crude oil. After surging to $147 a barrel in the summer, prices began a precipitous slide as economic concerns spread and demand dropped.
    The price …has fallen about 70 percent from its peak and finished down about 50 percent for the year….
    “This is a year that people will go back and look back and study for the next 100 years,” said Phil Flynn, oil analyst at Alaron Trading in Chicago. ”

    A few comments:

    1. Lehman Bros collapsed 7 days after McCain took the lead in the polls. Quite a coincidence, huh?

    2. The 3 biggest swings were after Lehman Bros fell, in the 7 weeks prior to the election. Quite a concidence, huh?

    3. Almost the entire drop of 70% in the Oil prices was after McCain took the lead, and before the election. Quite a coincidence, huh?

    4. George Soros reported over $2B in profits BEFORE September, shorting the Market. Half the drop occurred after that, in Sept and Oct. (note: the drop at that time was over 50% from the prior Oct). The drop in Sept and Oct was the greatest of all time for those two months in an election year. Quite a coincidence that Mr. Soros was making billions when other investors were losing trillions, huh?

    5. At the end of 2007, GNP growth had been normal. Unemployment was low by historical standard. Corporate earnings were strong. There was concern about the sub-prime mess, but it was widely reported that the total amount of sub-prime dollars was only a fraction of total mortgages. In other words, there was little discussion by anyone other than perpetual election-year naysayers that the economy was in danger. Even in Q2 of 2008, GNP growth was strong. Quite a coincidence that an economic tsunami only approached in magnitude by the Great Depression overcame a stong economy in the two months prior to Obamy election, huh? A 100-year event happened at the EXACT MOMENT IN TIME when it would most benefit Obamy. What an amazing coincidence.

    6. As SG mentions above, and as Rush Limbaugh has discussed, Little Chuckie Shummer, and Reaper Reid both made highly unusual speculative statements on the market in the summer that caused a run on Indy Bank and weakened AIG, which required a bailout to the tune of about $50 billion. Comments such as they made are extremely rare, because any highly place government official has the ability to move the markets. Pretty coincidental that they would violate that sacred trust a few months before an election, huh?

    7. And let’s not forget the home prices on average are about 30% below where they were at before the sub-prime crisis. Pretty coincidental that homeowners wealth would be shattered just in time for the election, huh?

    But let’s cut to the chase…… the president select of this country is the greatest criminal of all time. His handlers perpetrated the greatest economic crisis in 100 years to get him elected.

    But it’s ok. It has been cheerfully done to make your country more fair in the future, by implementing Socialism, a proven economic system that creates a wonderful 2-class society, one in which those already wealthy become an entrenched aristocracy, while the rest of us share the remaining scraps, whether one practices brain surgery, or whether one screws in light-bulbs for a living.

  9. VMAN says:

    Sorry SG a couple predate me on S&L, one I remember (the SNL skit) and the other I missed. The trouble is that the only places that take a hard look at Soros are places like S&L.

    • Steve says:

      It really is amazing how the press pretends he does not exist and is not a factor in so much of the news.

      Remember how they howled about Richard Mellon Scaife? Scaife’s efforts were peanuts to what Soros has spent — and more importantly — done.

    • proreason says:

      I wonder if Soros is the force behind Obamy.

      I think the Fool has been handled since he was an undergraduate, and I doubt if Soros was involved that long ago, but you never know. And I think Ayers has been involved from the amazingly unreported undergraduate years, during which Ayers was at Columbia in the same time frame as Obamy.

      My tin foil hat tells me Soros hooked up with the Obamastein team sometime in the mid 90’s, after Soros nearly brought down the Bank of England in 92. That would have taught Mr Soros about the power he could wield with billions of dollars and a lust to bring down capitalism. He could well have begun looking for his Manchurian man at that time and bumped into Ayers and Obamastein. Ayers wouldn’t have had the kind of money necessary to make it all happen, so Soros would have been welcomed. Totally speculative, of course, but the timeframes and desires of the player fit.

      And it also ties in nicely with the left’s capture of academia (Ayers and many others) and the media (Media Matters, Move On funded by Soros). The perfect candidate (Obamy, where “perfect” means appealing to the emotions of idiot voters), a good strategy and the willingness to do absolutely anything to get what they wanted were the remaining ingredients of the multi-decade plan.

      The 7 astonishing coincidences noted above were the culmination and demonstrate the depths of their depravity. But I doubt they ever expected it to be as successful as it was, and there is no way they would have anticipated pushing the entire global financial system to the verge of collapse.

      After all, all they wanted to do was destroy capitalism and create a rigid 2-class aristocracy/serf society (like the good old days in Eurpoe you know) with us little people firmly under the boot.

      Obamy is just the fooltool they used to get the suckers to agree to be serfs forever.

  10. DW says:

    This is a carryover from 2007 but perhaps we could add the ongoing exoneration of the US Marines involved in the incident at Haditha.
    ’08 saw two more (LCpl Tatum. Lt Col Chessani) sets of charges dismissed or dropped.
    Not mentioned by the MSM.

    • Steve says:

      Heck, the mainstream media has not even seen fit to mention that Caroline Kennedy gave John Murtha her “Profiles In Courage” award — along with another traitor to our country.

  11. Liberals Demise says:

    I didnt know until I fell into this place, SG. John Murtha should have gotten the “Profile in Cowerdice” award. Sure …he served in the Nam but he NEVER ventured past the third line of roll wire. I know alot more deserving Americans for this award than this ball of CHEWED BUBBLE GUM!! OOOORAH!!

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