The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Wolf Blitzer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wolf Blitzer. Show all posts

Monday, July 16, 2018

Rand Paul Joins CNN For Rambling Trumpism

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Watch two minutes of an interview CNN's Wolf Blitzer broadcast with Kentucky's libertarian (whacked out) Senator, Rand Paul. 

Paul has a tendency to talk himself into corners without the wherewithal to extract himself without embarrassment. I offer he did so with Blitzer. When asked a direct question, Paul embarked on a two-minute diatribe clear focused on providing personal interference for Trump.

We are seeking more of the zany interviews. Despite Blitzer's efforts to provide clear and focused journalism, Paul did what the Paul's do: run their mouths while nothing more than garbage escapes.  Do you recall Paul's campaign mantra of legalizing heroin: During a time when heroin was moving to the top of opioid abuse in the white community, elder Paul do a
Another segment...
Oh, there is more. Do you recall Paul with Rachel Maddow talking himself into admission he believes businesses should have the right to deny services to individuals? His shrouding cloak was "Private business owners". Yes, of course, come into my establishment with no shoes and nos shirt, without question, I will ask that you leave. But, by law, there are restraints which reach into our history. Paul's comments to Maddow gave an indication he might have issues with what follows. 

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I won't link the segment here as it is very long and the epicenter came after 15 minutes of rambling garbage from Paul. He performed like an archetypal politician with an agenda.

We will revisit this post should CNN publish more of Paul's foolishness.

Let's end for now with a reaction from a former White House/Pentagon official and former naval admiral.
Fox Business ???? 

More Fox...Neil Cavuto

And here is how one, a real US President, deals with the Russian Dictator.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

When The Trump Surrogate (National Spokesperson) Is Incompetent

American Hero
Humayun Khan (Soldier)

Capt. Humayun Khan, 27, died in 2004 after a vehicle packed with an improvised explosive device drove into the gate of his compound while he was inspecting soldiers on guard duty. New York Daily News
BornSeptember 9, 1976, United Arab Emirates
DiedJune 8, 2004, Baqubah, Iraq


You know the story of Mr. Khan and the story of his father and mo0ther since the Democratic Party Convention. We won't spend minutes on video patriarch Khan's initial convention speech and the many subsequent appearances on every cable network in America.  In some cases, he has appeared on multiple days with increasingly dire messages regarding Donald Trump. All video is readily locatable via a simple Google search.

The purpose of this piece is to highlight the utter ridiculousness of the Trump campaign. Well, you say we do that rather consistently of late. Of course, but today we are going to focus on the campaign's flagship cable news talking head (predominate a CNN booking talking head): Katrina Pierson. We are focusing on Pierson because she seems to embody the most incompetent of all Trump campaign staff.  

Pierson's background is that of a Texas Tea Party operative who obviously also has a reputation of "running her mouth." She also has a background in the archives of the Texas criminal system for (1997). Shoplifting while accompanied by her young son. Thus, judgment was, and is not, a trait that we can comfortably assign to Pierson. Moreover, her penchant for literally spewing random inane and incoherent statements shines another light on Trump's chief national spokesperson.

As a spokesperson person fails miserably.  Granted, Pierson operates well within the campaigns and the GOP behind the scenes strategies in working to recover every verbal ball Trump dumps on his supporters. Yet, she often also fails to fully understand the intricacies and nuances imbued in  (daily) "circle the wagons around Trump" strategies. Example.  It is obvious to any who follows news or current events must now know the GOP/RNC and Trump campaign had decided to respond to any questions about the Khan family with deflective remarks about President Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Strategy is strategy and it is critical to any political campaign. We should wonder why the campaign would advance a motor-mouth campaign spokesperson who doesn't understand the deep basis for the strategy? 

If the strategy is to blame Obama and Clinton for the Kahn family death while serving our nation, failing to loop timing into the strategy is only possible via the less competent of surrogates. Pierson is certainly a less competent national campaign spokesperson.

On CNN's The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer seemed to question Pierson into a confused knot and yes, her incompetence and a lack of knowledge failed in closing the surrogate loop. She flat out stated the Obama's and Hillary Clinton "rules of engagement" changes led to the death of Captain Khan. Problem? Well, watch the segment and then I will share the problem if you do not already recognize her inept surrogacy.\

The brief bio at the top of this pages lists Captain Khan death as having taken place in 2004.  If you are into there yet, I ask you to think about when Senator Barack Obama won election as the nation's 44th President and when  he appointed Hillary Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.  Does the year 2008 and 2009 come to mind?



Thursday, October 1, 2015

House Oversight Committee Chair Runs To CNN For Safe Harbor; The Art Of Misleading Charts

The day after House Oversight committee Chair, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), exposed his committee as a fraud and laid his character and values before the world, he appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer.  The day before Chaffetz ensnared himself in his own 'spider web' via posting a chart to make his point and then lying about the source of the data from which the chart was constructed. His chart tripped him-up as follows.

Take a moment to watch a 1:38 minute segment regarding Chaffetz's "gotcha " chart and how it was presented at the hearing.

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It seem a 'clean-up' segment on CNN was in order.   Watch and read as Chaffetz, head in hand, angrily worked through a 14 plus minute interview.

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GOP Chair Defends Using Chart From Anti-Abortion Group At Hearing (VIDEO)


CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday quizzed House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the lengthy Planned Parenthood hearing he conducted on Wednesday. 
Blitzer first asked Chaffetz about a chart from anti-abortion group Americans United For Life that the congressman used during the hearing. The chart reflects the number of abortions and cancer screenings provided by Planned Parenthood between 2006 and 2013. But the lines on the chart make it seem like the organization performs more abortions than cancer screening if one cannot see the numbers.
Chaffetz said he did not believe the chart was misleading. 
"I stand by the numbers. I can understand where people would say the arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate. And that’s what we were trying to portray," he told Blitzer. 
The CNN host also asked why Chaffetz did not ask the anti-abortion group that released a series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood to testify at the hearing. The congressman said he did not want to interview the group until he had seen all of the footage they used for the videos.
When Blitzer asked why Chaffetz had Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testify before the committee could review the videos, Chaffetz said, "Because it wasn’t a hearing about the videos. The hearing was about the funding of Planned Parenthood."
Later, Blitzer said that about 75 percent of federal funding for Planned Parenthood is Medicaid reimbursements, prompting Chaffetz to tear into Planned Parenthood and the organization's expenditures. 
“You make it sound so sweet, but there are a lot of other things that they are doing with those: shared employees, shared assets, shared email lists that are engaged in these political activities," he said. "They’re so flush with cash, they spent tens of millions of dollars over the course of years sending it overseas. When they’re buying first class air travel and chartering aircraft … it doesn’t really sound like all that money’s really going to help that poor young woman who’s looking for a little health care."

One last point. I believe I read above, Chaffetz does not feel the chart is misleading. A chart is a tool for viewing and assimilation of relationship data. In order for a chart to work in delivering its intended purpose it must be viewed after proper construction. Any "line chart developed with proper "X' and "Y" Axis with legends to facilitate viewer delineation and assimilation.

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One last look at the chart Chaffetz and his staff deployed as a hearing "gotcha.

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Sadly, we find millions who may view the chart and walk away salted with conservative misinformation.

While a totally different type chart with a totally different set of data depiction, the item you are about to view stands right along with Chaffetz's flawed chart.

Fox News the master of misleading charts. (Media Matters)

Why do conservatives so often use misrepresentations of data to promulgate their deceitful antics?


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MSNBC And Politifact: Ted Nugent

Need say more? Well,yes. Where in the United States would a candidate for a state gubernatorial race call upon Ted Nugent to spread ooze to ravishing 'red meat' constituents?


Wolf Blitzer: Ted Nugent used Nazi terminology, 'subhuman mongrel,' to describe President Barack Obama

Ted Nugent may have made his name as a rock musician, but today he increasingly is known for his controversial comments about President Barack Obama. At a January gun expo in Las Vegas, Nugent described Obama as "a communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured, subhuman mongrel."
Nugent now is campaigning with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. This led CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to question whether the Abbott campaign understands the history of such language. (Abbott has not distanced himself from Nugent.)
"That’s what the Nazis called Jews to justify the genocide of the Jewish community," Blitzer said in a Feb. 18, 2014, interview. "They called themuntermenschen, subhuman mongrels. If you read some of the literature that the Nazis put out there, there is a long history of that specific phrase he used involving the president of the United States."
Blitzer’s interview made waves through the political world, so we wanted to check his assertion about the words "subhuman mongrel."
In his CNN interview, Blitzer cited the work of Nazi party official Julius Streicher. But our research shows Blitzer is correct well beyond an individual Nazi party official. The words subhuman and mongrel were used interchangably but generally had the same derogatory meaning.
David Myers, a historian at the University of California at Los Angeles, said Adolph Hitler used the word "untermensch" or subhuman in his book Mein Kampf in 1925.
"From that point forward, it was part of the Nazi lexicon," Myers said. "That and ‘mischling’ or mongrel, were intoned with daily regularity by the Nazi propaganda machine."
The man Blitzer mentioned, Streicher, was an early Nazi party leader in Nuremberg and Franconia and a fierce anti-Semite. In the mid 1920s, he began publishing a tabloid aimed at the working class called Der Sturmer, "The Attacker." The front of each edition carried the slogan, "The Jews are our misfortune."
In 1935, Der Sturmer carried a student essay that parrotted the teaching materials in the classroom. Here is the English translation:
"Regrettably, there are still many people today who say: Even the Jews are creatures of God. Therefore you must respect them. But we say: Vermin are animals too, but we exterminate them just the same. The Jew is a mongrel. He has hereditary tendencies from Aryans, Asiatics, Negroes, and from the Mongolians. Evil always preponderates in the case of a mongrel."
In 1899, the English anti-Semite Houston Stewart Chamberlain wrote extensively about physical characteristics and race. He claimed "the Semites belong to the mulatto class, a transition stage between black and white" and were "a mongrel race which always retains this mongrel character."
In 1942, the Nazis printed an infamous pamphlet, Der Untermensch, which translates to "subhuman." The Holocaust Research Project translation provides this front panel quote from the head of the German SS, Heinrich Himmler:
"As long as there have been men on the Earth, the struggle between man and the subhuman will be the historic rule; the Jewish-led struggle against the mankind, as far back as we can look, is part of the natural course of life on our planet. One can be convinced with full certainty that this struggle for life and death is just as much a law of nature as is the struggle of an infection to corrupt a healthy body."
Mark Roseman, director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University, said the German word for subhuman, untermensch, did not tend to be used by the Nazis in the adjectival form. So the words weren't often used in combination.
"But the underlying claim, namely, that Nazi policies were preceded, facilitated, and accompanied by language that compared Jews to animals, and declared them to be subhuman, is of course absolutely correct," Roseman said.
Our ruling
Blitzer said the words "subhuman mongrel" were used by the Nazis to "justify the genocide of the Jewish community." We found ample evidence that the Germans used those words -- in their own language -- to repeatedly describe Jewish people in the build-up to the Holocaust.
We rate his statement True.

Mitt Romney also sought Nugents endorsement! Linked

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Michelle Bachmann Goes "GOPing" And Runs Into Blitzer

There is Something wrong here!
Earlier today, I posted about a phenomenon that has worked its way into my lexicon. As language changes and evolves, I am certain my adjusted lexicon (addition) will catch-on. There is little doubt as evidenced by a recent interview on CNN. Wolf Blitizer apparently tired of Michelle Bachmann's insane drivel.  Blitzer uncharacteristically pushed an probed. In the end, Blitzer did not accdomplish the progress he had hoped.

His problem was not his interview technique, nor his impatience with Bachmann. Bachmann has mastered the art of what I now call "GOPing."  GOP and conservative lies comparable to an alternate universe of life we are just starting to grasp. It is possible Blitzer as any news room host knew Bachmann's nuances and idiosyncrasies and was prepared to tear into her protective moat.

What do you think? I personally think she has serious cognitive issues that someone should diagnose to facilitate treatment.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Ted Cruz.....A GOP Monster On The Loose!

Losers all!
Chris Wallace assembled a standard Fox News panel for discussion of current issues  in the news.  As Wallace stated, "this have been one of the weirdest weeks....".  In addition to Dennis Kucinich, Karl Rove joined the panel and other guest who will show in the embedded video (below). Wallace also has a guest who after nine (9) months in the US Senate has set a wildfire in the GOP.  

Ted Cruz has been in the US Senate just shy of nine (9) months.  He hasn't even occupied his office long enough to pass flatulence at the Intensity scale of six (6) Intolerable and recognize how long it takes to enacting Glade (brand) air freshener spray before his assistant (just outside his office) perceives the odor. Yet, he has set the party on the Right on its heels. Basically, he is the evolution of the political monster in the GOP inseminated as far back as Richard Nixon.

Ultimately, Cruz manifest via the deteriorated mindset of GOP constituents. He will spend a minimum of six (6) years in the US Senate, and he will remind GOP leaders and seniors of the monster created via feeding their constituents rotten "red meat."

Wolf Blitzer's interview Sean Duffy (R) WI and Pete King (R) NY about comments from Ted Cruz,   Rand Paul, and Mike Lee, regarding shutting down the US Government over Obamacare. 
Actually, I basically agree with Sean [House Rep. Sean Duffy (R) WI]. You know, we're on the same page. Neither of us -- neither one of us wants the government to close. We're going to do all we can to keep it open. And I would just say, if anything good comes from all of this, when Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or Mike Lee fail in the Senate next week, maybe finally we Republicans will have ended their influence. 
We as House Republicans should stop letting Ted Cruz set our agenda for us. He should stay in the Senate, he should be keep quiet. They can deliver on this, fine. If he can't, then he should keep quiet from now on and we shouldn't listen to him.
"A fraud..."
Sunday September 22, 2013 Cruz and the Mike Wallace panel.

Video: (11:43 seconds of unfortunate drivel from Cruz.) 

He mentions the fallacy of survey as they can be flawed based on the way questions are phased. Yes, and that is why he is way off on "...the American people do not like Obamacare." The word "Obamacare" when left out of the survey question generally yields much more positive results. He speaks about 'career politicians." I reflect back on my second paragraph above. Cruz is zany enough to feel his Tea Party backed election win in 2012, qualifies his opine about career politicians. He forgets the defeat of Allen West of Florida and Joe Walsh of Illinois (Both House members a mere two years in the US House). Cruz speaks about a lack of union support for the ACA. He of course, will not stratify his remarks to denote union opposition to elimination of what is referred to as "Cadillac medical coverage." Watch and skip through the segment; I did!

More after jump break below

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"An Arrest Has Been Made" CNN, FOX And Other Conservative Media

CNN and Fox News lead the charge of outright incompetence, propaganda, and disgusts. They aired broadcast that were so far outside the realm of reality, it is unfathomable.  CNN even removed the phantom suspect was headed to the Boston Courts for arraignment. ARRAIGNMENT!  The ultra conservative John King exemplified the current business model.  

John King stated in the latter part of this 17 second segment via "...a dark skinned male..."

We will report further on this as the night progresses.

Since we have opportunity for limited information we really on electronic media. CNN published the following article this afternoon. Our opinion of CNN reporting is so tainted the following linked article is available for your reading. We are more interested in how the authors worked to provide description of "witness" reports.

Sources: Possible suspect sought in Boston bombing
By Michael Pearson and Tom Watkins, CNN
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The sources identified the person as a man wearing a white baseball cap. One of the sources added that the cap was on backwards and the man was also wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket.
while some of the information in CNN reporting might be accurate (We actually suspect not), we wonder about the significance of their descriptions as well as the inaccuracy of their reporting.  

How really important was John King and "his sources" reporting that the suspect was not a white man?  Is it possible King would have reported as such had "his sources' reported the suspect was blond, blue eyes, and wore a searsuckle suit? Somehow, I think not!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Tea Party "Dishonorable Disclosure"......Swift Boating Again (VIDEO) [UPADTED - BIRTHERISM]

"Dishonorable Disclosure": a Tea Party and Anti-Obama strategy. The online mini-fantasy is baseless in its premise and the strategy's ultimate mission is flawed.   The video is a carbon copy of Karl Rove's Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry as he campaigned against George W. Bush in 2004. Needles to say, but Karl Rove's Swift Boats had impact on the 2004 race.  One has to wonder if Kerry Had won the election, if the 2007/08 financial crash might have been minimized as a financial tsunami.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith, described as a Navy SEAL in the documentary, 'Dishonorable Disclosures,' says, 'Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did.' 

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Apparently, Smith has or had information on his Facebook page about his alignment with the Tea Party. Any rational viewer and reader should question the motive and credibility of the on-camera spokesman. I would say he is probably very anti-Obama and that speaks to his probable lack of objectivity and more specifically motive.

The Politicker Dot Com reports as follows.

This is the second high-profile attack on the president from ex-elite military operatives. Last month, Ryan Zinke, a Montana State Senator and former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, started a super PAC, Special Operations for America , which is dedicated to supporting Mitt Romney and hitting President Obama on leaks and on politicizing Bin Laden’s death. According to Mr. Zinke, these two super PACs are just the first salvo in what will be a sustained assault on the president by high-level ex-soldiers.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious: CNN's Wolf Blitzer Vs. Donald (Circus Barker/Race Baiter) Trump

George Will Vs. Donald Trump

There are days when verbiage is completely unnecessary.

Spend the eleven minutes on this video segment and ask yourself, "Am I really a republican?" If you r answer is yes, then ask yourself, "What happened to my party?"  And then resign yourself to existential embarrassment.

If you are not embarrassed , well..............................

Do you see my point!  And the man said he would be a great VP for Romney! 

.....And the Band Plays On........

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ron Paul: Rothbardian libertarian/paleoconservativism?

Rothbardian libertarian/paleoconservativism


Yes, a must read!

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Ron Paul, GOP Presidential hopeful and noted Tea Party Libertarian, has again commented he is not the author of a large set of racial slurs focused on African-Americans and homosexual Americans.

Paul's campaign for the US House in 1992 was accompanied by charges  has political newsletter was laced with racially charged writings. In 1996 Austin Texas Lawyer Charles "Lefty" Morris distribute a set of alleged Paul comments.  Morris distributed the comments as a Democratic opponent for the 1996 district congressional race.

I am going to post some of the alleged writings allegedly penned by Paul. First, I want to jump ahead to 2007 as Paul speak with Wolf Blitzer
about the alleged comments and writings.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ron Paul: “Constitution Has No Provisions for Medicare and Medicaid”

Dr. Ron Paul, MD?????
During the CNN/Tea Party debate Ron Paul received a resounding  applause for literally willing a young man to death.  I should speak a bit more accurately. Paul and an anonymous Tea Party zealot  joined  in ‘let him die”.  Paul did so with a typical rambling.  Paul   The Tea Party ‘callout clown’ tickled his cohorts with a guttural movie theater attention-getting antic.

Huff Post , “Let Him Die” CNN Tea Party Debate….

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reaction to Cain Affair Allegations From Around the GOP

 Ginger White, who went public with an allegation that she had a 13-year affair with GOP candidate Herman Cain, poses for a photo near Dunwoody, Ga. on Monday.

Huffington Post is reporting reactions to Herman Cains;'s latest and probably most devastating accuser.   As reported earlier Cain has been accused of involvement in a thirteen year long affair with a former Atlanta businessperson: Ginger White.  Article link. Early reactions are not officially sanctioned by the GOP but the comments could be a predictor of what is to come.  

Cain reactions to the developing story has been complete denial.  I think it fair to say that the denials were given to CNN's Wolf Blitzer and were given despite irrefutable evidence that Ms. White had unique access to Herman Cain via his cell phone.