Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Obama Accused of Being Anti-Democracy By Criticizing the Honduran Coup & More Fox News Conspiracies

The military coup in Honduras is not a good sign for Democracy in that country. The OAS is afraid this may start a new round of coups throughout Latin America. The coup has been condemned globally .

What is also of interest is the reaction to the coup on the part of US conservatives, Republicans, Neocons & their Media spokespersons such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage & especially Fox News. They all seem to have read the same script possibly put out by Fox News Talking Head Karl Rove the old Turd Blossom who was the Propaganda Minister for George Bush & Dick Cheney. One thing we know about Karl Rove is that he is a master at controlling the news & shaping it for his own purposes. Anyway these characters believe that the coup was in fact a way to protect democracy & democratic institutions in Honduras. But if this were true that President Zelaya had abused the Honduran Constitution then why did the army spirit him away in the middle of the night. Why didn't his critics instead ask for a new election or try to impeach Zelaya or take other legal action. It isn't just that Zelaya was removed from power but how it was done which goes against basic democratic principles & goes against the Rule of Law & the Constitution of Honduras. Surely there were if it were necessary other avenues which Zelaya's critics could have used.

The other worry about this is that since the anti-Obama crowd & their Media Echo Chamber believe Obama has a hidden agenda & is characterized as being a socialist & anti-American then would his critics claim that undertaking similar action against him may be warranted. Would the Neocons & Fox News back a military coup to take out President Obama. As several Neocons now claim that sometimes it is necessary in order to protect "Liberty" that the rules of democracy need to be broken under extreme circumstances. So are they building a case for such extreme measures that might need to take place in the future according to them . Do they feel that waiting four years might be too long since by then they believe Obama would have destroyed the "Liberty" of the American citizenry. They have been pushing their extremist rhetoric & telling the American people that if Obama was elected that this would be the end of traditional America & their rhetoric has only gotten more extreme & incendiary since last November.

CNN's Ferré Moronically Claims Obama is "Joining Bolivia, Venezuela, & Nicaragua" on Honduras Coup

Via July 7, 2009
CNN's Ines Ferré advanced the conservative claim that President Obama is siding with Latin American leaders in opposing Manuel Zelaya's ouster in Honduras, without noting that the European Union and the UN secretary-general have also condemned the ouster.

Here's the statement from the UN:

UN condemns Honduras coup-June 30, 2009

Obama on Honduras-June 30, 2009

Hannity on Fox News accuses Obama of being a socialist who's agenda is to create a socialist style Dictatorship presiding over a new America which would be a collectivist Communist style country.

|Watch| FOX's Sean Hannity & Mark Levin's Obama Hatefest-july 1,2009

Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe July 6, discussing Sarah Palin:
She mentions several times that Palin is Pro-Life & claims most "real Americans " are also Pro-Life and anti-abortion. So is this her litmus test for "real Americans" or for what a candidate ought to represent.

She avoids the issue that Palin was not popular with African-Americans or Latino Americans or Gays & Lesbians or those who wanted America out of Iraq or those who believed that torture was wrong etc. Is "real Americans " still just code for White Americans who are conservative and for Evangelical Fundamentalists & those who believe there should be no separation of Church & State & other Evangelical issues such as Creationism versus Evolution & a return to prayer & the Bible in the schools etc.

Odd that Mika & Joe are on MSNBC are they actually stooges for the Fox Network as plants or is this MSNBC's way of showing they have no political axe to grind even if it means allowing some of their Media personalities to out right lie & make stuff up to appease some of their more conservative viewers.

Brzezinski: Palin's views connect with "real Americans"
From the July 6 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

On the state of the Republican Party
at Media Matters
Powell suggests Limbaugh's comments about him show GOP still has a "problem" with race
From the July 5th edition of CNN's State Of The Union:

Fox News has been a propaganda machine for the Bush/Cheney Regime & the Republican party & has continued in this manner even after the election of President Obama. Now they are the voice of Conservatism & the defenders of Bush's legacy. But they are also the attack dogs set loose on President Obama & his policies & Obama's supporters. Fox News claim Obama's supporters are part of the "Cult of Obama" & so cannot see what his real agenda actually is.

Fox News has become the platform for various conspiracy theories which they claim expose Obama. They claim he is a socialist, a communist, a fascist , and anti-American & is about to create a dictatorship taking away American citizens right to bare arms & limiting Freedom of Speech & Freedom Of Worship while filling up the so-called "Fema Concentration Camps"( see Glenn Beck etc.) with any who dare oppose him .

So they now treat seriously the most bizarre conspiracy theories about Obama . As noted in the article by Eric Boehlert below Fox News has even allowed the over-the -top far out conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on their network to talk about Obama & the New World Order & the Bohemian Grove (for more Alex Jones insanity see YOUTUBE) - ( Next stop David Icke & the Lizard People ie Obama is an alien Lizard from outer space or from the inside the earth )

Glenn Beck and the rise of Fox News' militia media by Eric Boehlert, at The Smirking Chimp April 8, 2009

Who's Alex Jones? Even according to some conservative bloggers, the anti-government, anti-Obama talker is a "freak" who's popular with "the tin foil hat crowd." Like with Poplawski, apparently.

Jones might be a "freak," but he has recently been embraced -- and mainstreamed -- by Fox News, as part of the news channel's unprecedented drive to push radical propaganda warning of America's democratic demise under the new president.

During a March 18 webcast of's proudly paranoid "Freedom Watch," Andrew Napolitano introduced a segment about "what the government has done to take your liberty and your property away." And with that, he welcomed onto the show "the one, the only, the great Alex Jones," who began ranting about "exposing" the New World Order and the threat posed by an emerging "global government."

"I appreciate what you're exposing," Napolitano assured his guest.

Waving around a copy of his Obama Deception, Jones warned Fox News webcast viewers about Obama's "agenda" for "gun confiscation" and the new president's plan to "bring in total police-state control" to America.

Jones also noted with excitement that Fox News' Glenn Beck had recently begun warning about the looming New World Order on his show, just like Jones had for years. "It is great!" cheered the conspiracist. (Like Jones, Beck recently warned viewers that "the Second Amendment is under fire.") Concluding the interview, Fox News' Napolitano announced "it's absolutely been a pleasure" listening to Jones' insights.

Glenn Beck Propagandists for the Right Wing spreads fear & anger against the Obama administration. He encourages people to stock pile guns & food to prepare for an insurrection or a civil war or a complete breakdown of civil society so that it will be every man or woman for themselves. So he lies about Obama's policies or makes shit up to scare people. Is this another way of softening the public up for a right-wing Insurrection or a Republican backed coup to oust Obama???

Keith Olbermann: "Glenn Beck's Encouraging Americans to Shoot Americans" april 7, 2009

and more from Fox News on Conspiracy Theories which they claim may be true now that Obama has become president:
Ayn Rand Institute's Binswanger erroneously claims that in the 1930s the Nazis & the Communists made a pact whereby the Nazis would be defined as on the right while the Communists would be defined as being on the left.

He then in twisted logic proposes his notion that the Holocaust Museum killer Von Brunn was on the left because he was part of a group who hated other groups & leftists define themselves as part of a group or Tribe or Gang.

But this to me is odd since Ayn Rand followers believe in their tribe which they believe is an elite who ought to be supported by the masses who are basically sheep with low intelligence & who lack insight & creativity.The Ayn Rand ideology for the most part fits in with the Neoconservative ideology.

Ayn Rand Institute's Binswanger: Von Brunn is "a Phenomenon of the Left"-June 11,2009

Sean Hannity & Morris claim Obama is part of The New World Order Conspiracy

Hannity, Morris Agree with Conspiracy People About New World Order

If Glenn Beck thinks progressives are toxic, what kind of America does he want? By David Neiwert Saturday Jun 20, 2009

The fact is that the United States -- like nearly every single Western capitalist democracy -- is a variable blend of socialism and capitalism, free-enterprise economies with regulatory restraints and modest income redistribution. The result of those "progressive" reforms from 1900-1940 was the birth of the great American middle class and the quality of life we have enjoyed so long we've forgotten what it was like not to have it. People like Glenn Beck seem never even to have learned.

Indeed, when right-wingers like Beck and Goldberg attack "evil progressivism," it sounds a lot like they want us to return to the bad old days under McKinley, when American workers were indentured servants to the wealthy.

Of course, maybe now that they're both wealthy men, there's a simple explanation for that.

If Obama's economic plan has been to destroy the economy as Limbaugh & others think then Obama must have been influencing George Bush for at least a couple of years. Is Obama that sort of evil genius which Limbaugh characterizes him as.

Limbaugh Accuses Obama of Destroying the Country on Purpose-July 2, 2009

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