Tuesday, May 29, 2012

relatively long lasting

Journalism 1

Why are there Journalism schools?  Srsly.  I'm of the opinion that the best schooling a cub reporter wannabe can get  is old school.   Hired as a copy boy.  Treated brutally by no nonsense city editor.  Gets chance to write obituaries; advances to police beat. Breaks story on mayor and chief of police white slavery ring. Wins Pulitzer Prize.  Hired by even bigger city paper.   Right?

I took a  journalism class in college.  I wanted to try it because it was the only major without a math requirement.  I didn't know it at the time, but I learned everything a journalism school can actually impart
—   on the first day.  The Five Ws.   
Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • Who is it about?
  • What happened?
  • When did it take place?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why did it happen?
In that order.  "Accuracy" didn't start with "W," but it was understood to be critical.  Once.  You cannot learn more without going on a beat. 

So, why journalism degrees?  Partly, I think, a conceit by newspapermen to present themselves as "professionals."  In practical terms, what's happened is journo schools, of which Columbia is a flagship,  have become the gatekeepers of who gets hired in the industry.  If you're the editor of the (usually off-campus) conservative paper, you don't get in.  Since all journo schools are staffed and run by, for all practical purposes, the American Communist Party, that discipline becomes ingrained.   After Theodore White wrote "Making of a President 1960," The Five W's were replaced by a liberal-lie stir-fry; your waiter's job— to instruct, "here's what it all means you stupid clot." And we are.  

The Radical Networks ... .

  The Radical Networks That Must Be Defeated to Save America

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Rodger, ever heard of this:Red Army: The Radical Network That Must Be Defeated to Save America

In this original investigative work, the bestselling authors of The Manchurian President expose one of the most important untold stories of the decade: how a nexus of radical socialist groups have seized political power, shaped Obama’s presidential agenda, and threaten the very future of our country.

For decades, a radical socialist movement has been quietly infiltrating the major institutions of American power: our schools, our military, our economy, our media, and Congress itself. This ... progressive Red Army is an organized network consisting of numerous specialized groups that target specific policy areas while cooperating more broadly in a concerted decades-long campaign to transform America.

Now, for the first time, investigative reporters Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott not only expose the key players, organizations, and relationships in this radical network but chart their spheres of influence, their nefarious objectives, their role in shaping Barack Obama’s agenda, and their long-term plans for the nation.

Among some of their finds, Klein and Elliott reveal the existence of a powerful “Marxist-socialist” bloc in Congress (explicitly formed as an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America) and examine its far-reaching goals in policy areas that affect all Americans, including the complete socialization of health care and comprehensive immigration reform, which seeks to change the very nature of the American electorate. The authors expose the shocking misinformation campaign behind Obama’s economic policies, discussing the crafting of the massive “stimulus” legislation, as well as his plans for future economic “reform.”

In two chapters that every American must read, entirely new information is laid bare on the left’s unprecedented assault on our already over-liberalized education system. And in just one astonishing discovery, Klein and Elliott bring to light how federal stimulus money was used to fund an education group tied to radical educator (and unrepentant Pentagon bomber) Bill Ayers.

The authors also expose the multipronged policy offensive aimed at disarming America by emboldening our enemies within and without, spurning traditional allies, subjecting us to the authority of foreign tribunals, and systematically dismantling the U.S. military. The authors also detail how elements of the news media not only collude with these radical groups, but are in some cases members of the very same extremist organizations they ought to be investigating.

This radical network runs far deeper than the Obama administration and, if not stopped, will far outlast his presidency. From health care and manufacturing to immigration and environmental policy, Red Army documents how these radical groups are working to spread America’s wealth and transform the country into their vision of a socialist utopia.

Beginning in September 2012, elementary students at PS 368 in Manhattan Hamilton Heights will be taught Arabic twice a week. Although several schools offer Arabic language courses, PS 368 is the first public school in New York to mandate Arabic as a required part of its curriculum.

The program was created as a partnership between the Global Language Project and Qatar Foundation International. Qatar Foundation International in Washington, DC is a special project and affiliate of the Qatar Foundation, which has deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pay particular attention to IB (International Baccalaureate) schools. Holy fuck, we're going to need a purge.

Casca, Batman to the CIC

I sat on this for two days.  Why?  I had to fight a compulsion to write one million words, and cite 6000 prior posts that prove the reality of it all.  I finally realized this was folly; coals to Newcastle with you lot.   Casca is of course right, but who will do the purging?  And by what means?  Answer.  No, only answer— The back-door secession of states, by expelling others that are too far gone.  History, or rather, a vale of tears  will prove me right.

Beware the Trojan Ass: Chris Christie

Beware the Trojan Ass
The Media Offer Advice

Res Ipsa Loquitur

We're aware of  the establishment left's penchant for advising the GOP on winning election strategy,  which is what the WaPost has here endeavored to do (The right running mate for Romney)

[...] Christie would not transform New Jersey into a presidential swing state — a persistent but hopeless Republican dream. But he could contribute to the repositioning of the Romney campaign in two important, seemingly contradictory ways. Christie would provide an infusion of blue-collar combativeness, which is foreign to Romney and pleasing to GOP conservatives. At the same time, Christie would represent a move to the ideological center. He is not a global warming skeptic. He supported an assault weapons ban in his state. He is an immigration moderate and has friendly relations with New Jersey’s Muslim community. [...] 

First: *snort, spit*.
Second. There is truth in Michael Gerson's argument.  Christie's combativeness against New Jersey's embedded unions sent shills up my, and Ann Coulter's, legs.  She has yet to fully shake them off.  In an era of equivocating political pussies, Christie is a breath of, well, Ronald Reagan.  His stance on global warming, however,  exposes him as being either a rank political horse trader, insufferably stupid, or both.  Add "supported assault weapons (semi-auto hunting rifles) ban, immigration moderate (there is no such thing) and  friendly relations with an intractable enemy, and you have Mario Cuomo. I fully expect that Christie will one day run for office as a democrat.