Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lying Liz Cheney -Chip Off the Old Block

Nasty piece of work, Liz Cheney is now a "panelist" on Fox News along with PNACer Bill Kristol, winger Juan Williams et al. In her October 11 debut she falsely claimed to speak for "most Americans" while smearing President Obama; she doesn't, she just makes things up like her father always does. She's a chip off the old block, lying almost as well as her war criminal daddy. It's a nifty technique, toss out a lie and claim it's true and of course since she's on Fox there's no challenge. It worked well for the Bush/Cheney gang of thugs and she's using the same methods, coincidentally keeping her name and face out there. Chris Wallace ate it all up with glee. They don't want Dick held accountable for his war crimes.
Liz Cheney's Debut As Fox News Sunday Panelist: Obama's Nobel Is 'A Farce'
"What the committee believes is, they'd like to live in a world in which America's not dominant. And I think if you look at the language of the citation, you can see that they talk about President Obama ruling in a way that makes sense to the majority of the people of the world. Americans don't elect a president to do that. We elect a president to defend our national interest. They may believe that President Obama also doesn't believe in American dominance and they may have been trying to affirm that belief with the prize. I think, unfortunately, they may be right, and I think it's a concern."

It's the same method daddy used, "I think" followed (or preceded) by a lie. She unpatriotically attacked the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and the committee which awarded it to him while defending her daddy and Bush for their failed foreign policies and torture. She has no business commenting on the service of others in the military. Her father refused to serve when his country desperately needed him, he avoided the Vietnam draft via five deferments. What a load of hypocritical crap! She's wearing her little flag lapel pin and has the Cheney Family condescending sneer down pat; she's Dick Cheney in a wig and heels; a Chickenhawk just like her father (and Bush) and equally disgusting.

Liz sez, Leave Dick ALONE!!!!
Liz Cheney: Investigating My Dad Would Prove Americans ‘Can’t Trust’ Democrats With National Security
Jul 13th, 2009
CHENEY: There’s this big piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning that says that it was a number of different concepts for ways that we could capture or kill al Qaeda leaders in the days after 9/11. I am really surprised that the Democrats decide that that’s what they want to fight over. I mean, if they want to go to the American people and say that they disagree with the notion that we ought to be capturing and killing al Qaeda leaders, I think it’s just going to prove to the American people one more time why they can’t trust the Democrats with our national security.

If a Democrat were to do this to Bush while he was "at war" it would be decried as the height of treason. Those who cast aspersions in any way shape or form on Bush and/or Cheney were called Un-American in the mode of "Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists" rhetoric of the Neocons. Yet, Liz Cheney feels free to toss out her lies on the media branch of the GOP, propaganda blastfax central, Fox News.

Lying traitor to the United States Liz Cheney, in her continual attempts to undermine the President of the United States and protect her war criminal father, went again onto Fox to promote her new "organization" Keep America Safe and spread more lies with a two minute slanderous video. Her "group" via this libelous video claims the President Obama is wasting time in the White House and not working hard enough to defend us. She must have forgotten his lazy predecessor's failure to keep America safe while he rested up in Texas. She must have forgotten her own father dragged us into wars, tortured people who hadn't been charged with any crimes and created more terrorists every day during the nightmarish eight year occupation of our White House by her father and Bush.
US of Dick

Part of this Lizzie's organization's mission statement includes not pursuing the CIA investigation of Cheney outing an agent via another fake "grassroots" campaign of calling right wing radio stations. Their first "action" is of course to attack President Obama via this libelous video with the headline, "Welcome To Keep America Safe"

The "board" of Keep America Safe: Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and Debra Burlingame. (Debra Burlingame is the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She is the co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and a director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Foundation at the World Trade Center.)

Palling around with the always wrong PNAC loon Bill Kristol, Liz Cheney insinuated that the rest of us DON'T want to keep America safe. This unprincipled woman who via nepotism worked in the state department of the Bush Administration is as ugly as her father in thought and deed. The only question now is what she'll run for in which election. Her family is filthy rich. Cheney/Palin 2012? Or perhaps she'll run for one of the positions up for grabs in Virginia where she lives. Governor? Or maybe she'll challenge Senator Jim Webb for Macaca's former seat. She's busily defending Bush and Cheney's war crimes but also said, "I Very Well May" Run For Office, a frightening thought. She could resort to writing pornographic novels as did her mother, whatever happens she's not going away which is very bad news for America.
May and June of this year alone, 22 appearances on TV (mostly Fox) to defend her daddy.
Hong Kong Asia Sarah Palin

Has Lizzie forgotten that Bush took more vacations than even Reagan, including the entire month of August 2001 during which time he ignored intelligence reports stating that Osama Bin Laden was determined to attack America? Has she forgotten that his golfing, biking, fishing, fundraising and jogging, and early bed time took precedence over everything else and that "some say" he allowed 9/11 to happen through his sheer negligence. Negligence and stupidity.

"Stop the terrorist killers, now watch this drive" George the Incurious Vacationer:

By this time of year one into the Bush/Cheney administration we had already been attacked by terrorists in planes as predicted by our own intelligence. Bush ignored the warnings. Obama on the other hand has stepped up to the plate and kept us safe from ANY attacks while dealing with the HUGE mess both here and abroad that her daddy and Bush left behind. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days during 77 trips to his "ranch" in Crawford, Texas. Of his eight years (2,922 days) occupying our White House he took a total of 977 "official" vacation days alone, a third of his time in office. CBS news correspondent Mark Knoller documented Bush's vacation days. (I emailed him once back in 2003 and asked him if he planned on writing a book, he said he didn't have time as he was busy tracking and reporting on Bush. Other journalists referred to Knoller's stats.) How nice for Georgie to only be present two thirds of the time for his highly paid job. Most folks get two weeks off per year. The average American worker gets 112 vacation days in eight years but Bush took 977 vacation days that we know of. Liz Cheney can try to re-write history but it won't work. Thanks to Knoller we have the facts. And thanks to youtube and the internet we have proof of his lack of a work ethic.
Aside: Dick Cheney had all his medical bills paid for by US, benefiting greatly from taxpayer funded health care he opposes that would more than likely be denied most of us as a pre-existing condition after his heart attack. He also remained obese, causing most of his medical problems himself by drinking and eating fattening foods. His medical claims to a for-profit insurance company out here in the real world would be denied as would his multiple surgeries. His "death panel" would have some questions about whether or not he was a good risk for more surgery. Socialized medicine has worked out really well for Dick; we paid for it all.

Dick should be in prison.

Dick From Hell

Speaking of propaganda:
I've heard "some people say" that Politico is a fair and balanced news site, their contributors often appear on cable news shows to give their opinions. I have begged to differ for a long time, they're extremely shady, e.g. Labeling President Obama "Radical" by taking, of all people, Liz Cheney's and Bill Kristol's right wing hawkish word for it. In politics framing is everything. Get it out there, report it as fact then report on the report reinforcing the fake fact. They "create" their own "news" then repeat it as truth and factual via right wing TV and radio, newspapers and internet sites. George Lakoff was and is correct. It's all about framing and using questionable headlines, only making corrections or retractions later that usually don't get the same "front page" attention.

The Politico slantedly reported:
Liz Cheney's group 'Keep America Safe' takes on 'radical' White House

Glenn Greenwald asked and answered, May 4, 2007,Who funds and runs Politico? The President and CEO of The Politico, Frederick J. Ryan, is also the Chairman of the Board of the Reagan Library and a known conservative.(Frederick Ryan via the Allbritton Communications Company

The President (Reagan) today announced the appointment of Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., to be Assistant to the President.

November 4, 1987
Since February 1985 Mr. Ryan has been responsible for the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives as well as serving as Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling. Mr. Ryan began serving at the White House in February 1982 as Deputy Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling. In February 1983 he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling. Mr. Ryan was previously an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Hill, Farrer and Burrill. While engaged in his practice, he published several articles on various aspects of the law.

Mr. Ryan graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1977) and the University of Southern California Law Center (J.D., 1980). He was born April 12, 1955, in Tampa, FL. Mr. Ryan is married and resides in Washington, DC.

So the President and CEO of The Politico worked in multiple positions in the Reagan White House, and was continuously promoted until he rose to the level of Assistant to the President. And his close connection to the Reagan family and the Reagan presidency continues through today.
Much more from Greenwald:
The Politico's primary (perhaps sole) funding source is the Allbritton Company, of which Frederick Ryan is an employee. The Allbritton family's leader, Joe, was CEO of Riggs Bank when Riggs pleaded guilty to a series of illegal financial transactions with right-wing Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and his brutal military that took place throughout the 1990s and into 2001.

Huffington Post reported this one on October 8, 2009, the DNC is right to be upset.
The offending headline. It's trash.

DNC Understandably Upset At Politico Piece Linking Obama To Roman Polanski
"Top Politico editor" Jim VandeHei defended the story, telling Sargent: "We will look for the political angle in virtually any story where we run a lot of entertainment and personality items. It was quick item based on FEC data alone."

Nothing on The Politico can be taken seriously with this kind of ownership and background.
The Politico's "publisher, Robert L. Allbritton, 37, scion of the banking and media family that once owned the defunct Washington Star, said in an interview that he would finance The Politico for 'the foreseeable future' and has committed to paying for expensive campaign travel. He has hired a staff of about 50 people, almost half of them journalists,"
The Politico's biggest boosters are Matt Drudge and George W. Bush, and it is run by a Reagan loyalist. At the very least, those facts are worth considering.
When Joe Allbritton was CEO of Riggs Bank, Riggs, in 1997, purchased the company owned by President George W. Bush's uncle, Jonathan Bush, and Jonathan Bush then became a top Riggs official serving alongside Joe Allbritton. That was discovered when, in 2004, Riggs agreed to "pay a record $25 million in civil fines for violations of law intended to thwart money laundering," apparently allowing Saudi money, among others, to be laundered through its bank while both Allbritton and Jonathan Bush were its top executives.

Media Matters reported on Politico's scurrilous "journalism" back in 2007:
Politico runs correction of DeLay claim that Soros funds Media Matters
(Politico had run a fabricated smear on Media Matters.)

You can't believe everything you read, discriminating minds need to search deeper for the truth. Questioning our sources is part of being informed. Add politico to the list of Conservative News Sources although it's not listed yet. It's time MSNBC stopped having representatives from politico on the air without identifying their intent. It's time people stopped thinking they report the truth in an unbiased manner, they don't. I've witnessed Jim VandeHei (co-founder of Politico) spewing lies on Hardball and Countdown without his true slant exposed nor the source of his funding revealed.

i.e. Question Authority.
Fair AND balanced:
Liberal News Sources


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