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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Freking Opinion

A prime example of the leftist bias of media is found in May 26th’s “Plumbing for votes” by AP’s Kevin Freking. It is simply a re-hash of tired Progressive falsehoods, yet it sits with actual news rather than on the opinion page. Even the title is a swipe at “Joe the plumber”. Amusingly, he pretends to offer advice to conservatives.

The Freking article says that Sen Boxer’s senate seat is safe because California is “Democratic” and Republicans “lean to the right”. In fact, Boxer’s unfavorable rating has shot up past 51%. Either Republican (a third is climbing) could beat her today, and are rising daily in polls.

The Freking opinion is that “mainstream” is where the people want more taxing and spending, and he wants conservatives to “moderate” to the left. He imagines that voters like having laws rammed down their throats, their health care nationalized and their debt quadrupled. He mentions Independents, but ignores their mounting anger at being deceived by false promises from the entire liberal block. As in recent elections nationwide, “conservative” carries the day better than “Republican” does. “Incumbent” and Progressive “Democrat” are a toxic mix. It becomes radioactive when “Obama endorsement” is thrown in.

Freking misquotes and misrepresents Whitman and Campbell too often to list here. He parrots others’ ignorant, “I haven’t read it” lies about Arizona’s mild and fair SB 1070. He actually cites an assistant professor of political science at the University of San Francisco, for strategy that Republicans should follow. Predictably, Professor Cook (the sort that gave us Pelosi, Boxer, Waxman, Waters and other Progressive disgraces) declares that it’s a Party agenda issue, rather than a conservative, fiscal responsibility concern. All that the people of California and the United States need to re-take control of their government is to support the best conservative candidate. Remember in November; talk about it and don’t stay home.

Freking cites “Republican” Schwarzenegger’s opinion as the voice of conservatism. He says Arnold’s election was due to “talking about ‘post partisan’ politics”. In fact, Schwarzenegger was elected in the recall of reckless Progressive spender Gray Davis, who was almost as bad as Jerry Brown. Schwarzenegger’s platform was almost entirely to slash the size and cost of government, it’s wasteful programs and ruinous taxes. He held up for a few months, then gave up the fight against the Democrat’s majority in Sacramento and literally embraced Obama. Waste, welfare and taxes are flourishing, and Arnold is officially a “RINO”.

News should be fact-checked and unbiased, even if it can’t all be fair and balanced. Freking opinions should be limited to the editorial page.

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