Sunday, October 23, 2016

Liberal News

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Judy Mozes, an Israeli media personality and the wife of Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, is under fire for a racial joke about President Barack Obama.

And now? The Left is using it as an excuse to call for a boycott of their least favorite American ally, Israel.

“Do [you] know what Obama Coffee is?” Mozes joked over Twitter. “Black and weak.”

Mozes deleted the Tweet almost immediately–although not fast enough; liberal news site, Vox, managed to capture a screenshot before she did–and she apologized profusely for posting the joke.

Of course, the liberal Left isn’t so forgiving. And now, they’re using it as an excuse to boycott Israel.

The liberal Twittersphere launched into tirade after tirade, with some users even calling to cut Israeli defense funding–at a time when they face unprecedented threats from groups like ISIS and nations like Iran, who would like nothing more than to see Israel annihilated from the planet.

Mozes’s off-color joke comes at a time when Israeli-American relationships are increasingly strained.

Last year, a senior Obama administration allegedly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickens**t” behind closed doors–in a remark that quickly went viral. The comment was a response to Netanyahu, who was snubbed by Obama during an upcoming visit, when he decided to address Congress anyway–even without Obama’s blessing.

Earlier this year, Obama even was rumored to try to do everything he could to make sure Netanyahu lost re-election. Netanyahu wound up winning by far more votes than predicted–and Obama was, allegedly, livid that the Israeli people would make such a decision to stick with Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party, rather than a more conciliatory (and pro-Palestine) liberal parties.

To say that Obama and Netanyahu have had a rocky relationship is, of course, an understatement.

Netanyahu will, quite likely, continue to hold office even after Obama is gone. But, for many on the Left, the damage to Israel’s reputation is already done.

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For one day, the Left was Nancy Reagan’s biggest fan.

News outlets, like high-profile media giant Bloomberg, fell for a bogus report–purporting to be from Drudge Report–that Nancy Reagan had officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

Bloomberg had to officially add an editor’s note: “This story has been retracted. We fell for a hoax. Apologies.”

What an understatement.

The story, posted on a site called–which is not the actual web address of conservative news aggregator Drudge Report–claimed that Reagan made her “controversial” endorsement on a History Channel documentary series, “First Ladies in their Own Words.” They claimed Reagan said it was time for a female president, and that she would be supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Aside from the clearly-fake website looking nothing like the actual Drudge Report, the series “First Ladies in Their Own Words” didn’t air on the History Channel–it aired on C-SPAN–and didn’t include any 2016 presidential endorsements for anyone.

But somehow, the mainstream media picked up the story, and ran with it. Liberals across social media, too, shared the story en masse, giddily sticking their finger in conservatives’ eyes over what they considered a historic betrayal. Except it was all false–every single word.

Erick Erickson, at RedState, summed up why this narrative somehow took hold:

“The press… [is] partisan. And they fall all over themselves not to see the geriatric terrible campaigner [Hillary Clinton] behind the curtain as they establish a mythology for 2016. Bloomberg fell for the Nancy Reagan story because they’re liberal hacks and they want to believe their own mythology.”

It’s sad that, rather than fact check–or at least check the legitimacy of the news source they’re quoting; any moderate conservative could tell that this site was clearly not the actual Drudge Report–the mainstream media would jump on a clearly-false story, just to further their narrative for 2016.

Of course, the voters will have the final say in 2016: and, with Hillary Clinton tanking in the polls in key swing states, it’s going to take more than fake endorsements from high-profile Republicans to win this election for the Democrats.

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You may have seen it on Fox News, CNN or MSNBC cable news programs in recent days but ABC, CBS and NBC all turned down an ad sponsored by the bipartisan American Security Initiative (ASI) warning of what might happen if Iran goes nuclear – New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami or where you live – gone in a flash.

Specifically, the major networks would not run the ad on their various Sunday morning news programs – shows that liberal “thought leaders” turn to for news and opinion on anything but the consequences of an Iranian nuclear bomb.

Leading the bipartisan ASI are former Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) who came together to urge passage of the Corker-Menendez sponsored S.615 – Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

The legislation would provide for a 60-day congressional review period for any deal that comes out of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program – hardly the draconian deal killer the Obama Administration would have people believe.

The ad features a terrorist driving a van containing a nuclear bomb that detonates in the United States and ends with a message urging Congress to pass S.615 requiring any Iranian nuclear deal reached by the administration with Iran be approved by Congress.

ASI spent $500,000 to air the ad in Washington, D.C., Lexington, Ky., and Springfield, Ill. The ads in Kentucky and Illinois mention Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dick Durbin (D-Il) specifically.

ABC said the ad’s “subject matter” is “currently pervasive” in the news and could not be aired during “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” per network policy, which was not explained. CBS said the ad “didn’t meet their standards” and would not be aired on “Face the Nation”. Attempts to air the ad on NBC’s “Meet the Press” were also denied without explanation.

Commenting on the refusal by the major networks to run the ad, ASI spokesman Christopher Maloney said:

“Millions of network news viewers across the country are actively seeking information about our government’s ongoing negotiations with Iran…”

“I think many Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, would be concerned to learn that ABC, CBS, and NBC decided not to run an ad discussing what can be done to influence the debate surrounding these negotiations, and how they carry the potential to directly impact our national security.”



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