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Friday, 02 July 2010 12:49

Can Boehner's Barhopping Reputation Explain His Idiotic Criticism of the Financial Overhaul?

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Hmm, having seen the press conference when John Boehner, "criticized the financial overhaul yesterday, describing the attempt to regulate financial institutions as being like 'killing an ant with a nuclear weapon.'", Boehner didn't actually look or sound like he was dealing with a full deck.  I wonder if this latest tidbit has anything to do with his persona when he talked to the press: "It's not reported, but so many Republicans tell me this is a guy that is not the hardest worker in the world," said Scarborough on Wednesday's edition of Morning Joe. "Every Republican I talk to says John Boehner, by 5 or 6 o'clock at night, you can see him at bars. He is not a hard worker."

Recalling Lara Logan on this Fourth of July week-end:  Lara Logan, You Suck -- CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan slamming our own Michael Hastings on CNN's "Reliable Sources" program, agreeing that the Rolling Stone reporter violated an "unspoken agreement" that journalists are not supposed to "embarrass [the troops] by reporting insults and banter" and mainstream corporate media of today -- and then remembering "The Pentagon Papers" and a man of courage and honor, a man who believed in telling the truth, a real patriot, a man who said, "I felt that as an American citizen, as a responsible citizen, I could no longer cooperate in concealing this information from the American public" -- Daniel Ellsberg. 

I think about what the American people have lost since conservatism has infiltrated the minds of those who call themselves journalists. It is unbelievably appalling that conservatism has spread its conservative tentacles throughout mainstream corporate media.  On this Independence Day, I want to say Thank You to Mark Karlin and BuzzFlash, for being the best example of American truth in reporting, for maintaining Freedom of the Press.

OMG, former CNN reporter Jamie McIntyre admits they don't always report the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth:  "...the beat reporters, like when I was at CNN, I needed access; I needed to be able to get to the key people to find out what was going on...And the way you do that is you forego reporting all of the sort of off-color jokes or informal banter that goes on when you follow these guys around...." 

Hmm, is this really "news you can trust"?

Another hapless "reporter" admitting his ineptitude as a reporter, and proving you don't get the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth:  "...David Brooks saying out loud in a New York Times column that reporters should sit on damaging comments to save their sources from their own idiocy...."

Repuglicans keep hoping the American people are so out of touch with reality they will forget:

The presidency of George W. Bush ought to have inoculated American voters against GOP economic theories for a generation. Tax cuts for the wealthy led not to greater prosperity, but runaway budget deficits, a doubled national debt and the weakest job creation since World War II. See-no-evil financial deregulation damn near destroyed the world banking system.

Repuglicans will bald-faced lie to try and change the truth:  Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on CNN...accused the Obama administration of "tripling" the annual deficit, as brazen a falsehood as can be imagined.