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Today’s News of Fresh Disaster Sponsored by Time-Warner-CNN-HBO

July 24th, 2014 - 12:02 pm

“Let me save you a bunch of time: All the news overseas is bad this morning. Bad, bad, bad,” Jim Geraghty writes:

Breaking news out of Algeria:

An Air Algeria-operated MD83 carrying 116 passengers and crew disappeared en route from Burkina Faso in Africa to Algiers, the aircraft’s owner said.

The plane, which took off in the west African country shortly after midnight, was supposed to land at 05:10 a.m. local time, Swiftair, a charter company based in Spain said in a statement today. The plane carried 110 passengers and six crew.

“There has been no contact with the plane until now,” Swiftair said. “Emergency teams and the company’s personnel are working to figure out what happened and will notify people as further information is available.”

Ukraine: “While Kiev made significant advances against rebels in the country’s east in recent days, Ukrainian and U.S. officials say Russian weapons are continuing to pour over the border. The escalation in fighting suggests Russian President Vladimir Putin has no intention of dialing back his support for the separatists, denting Western hopes that international attention from the airliner crash would force him to change course.”

In contrast, a “tiny bit of good news” spotted by Jim out of Israel…

“Under pressure from Israeli and American officials, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted a temporary ban on flights by American carriers to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport late on Wednesday night.” The European airlines are reinstating flights.

…Followed by more grim news from Europe, which reads like the continent is reverting back to 1930s-era antisemitism.

Meanwhile, Time magazine, as Ed Morrissey notes at Hot Air, is running the following cover:

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Naturally, Time-Warner-CNN-HBO has a serious case of amnesia as to how we got here. To refresh their memory, here’s the man they propped up in 2008 holding a copy of Time columnist and CNN droning head Fareed Zakaria’s then new book, which portrayed the brave new “Post-American World” as if it were a good thing. Here’s CNN clearing a path for Barack Obama in mid-2008 via “The Wright-Free Zone”:

In November of 2008, even before he took office, Time magazine declared Barack Obama the next FDR. Apparently, now Time-Warner-CNN-HBO is surprised to see a similar amount of moral relativity from this president in regards to Russia and Putin as FDR displayed towards Stalin and the Soviet Union.

No one perhaps more so than Candy Crowley of CNN, who asked Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) if she “believes that U.S Russian relations are now at cold war levels.”

Feinstein responded yes.

Gee, who knew?

And who did everything she could to derail Romney’s chances in 2012? But of course:

I’m not sure which is worse — Time-Warner-CNN-HBO feigning surprise that the world has ended up as ugly as it has during the administrations that they greased the skids for twice, or their amnesia regarding their complicity. But in any case, today’s news of fresh disaster was sadly all too predictable — and avoidable.

Update: “How Our World Fell Apart,” from Ed Klein at Townhall. For my interview earlier this week with Ed, click here.

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If Mitt Romney let the disgusting Candy Crowley stop him from forcing Obama to tell the American people the truth then he is a pathetic wimp who would have been an awful President. If he was a true leader he would have told Candy to be quiet, turned to Obama, and demanded that he explain exactly what he did in the 24 hours after the attack on Libya began. He could have scolded him for doing nothing to use our vast military forces to save the lives. That is what a real Presidential candidate would have done. Instead, Mitt Romney let an obvious Obama sycophant stop him dead in his tracks.
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"dirty laundry" by the eagles says all that need be said about most of the news media. perhaps when these dung heads look in the mirror, they will notice academia standing right behind them.
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Putin has correctly concluded that he has a free hand in Ukraine and that no one in the west has the will or the courage to do what might be necessary to stop him. He knows that the next American President may be made of sterner stuff and if he waits his opportunity to grab off a piece of Ukraine may be lost.

What will happen next is entirely predictable.

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Barack Obama is the Symptom.
The Mainstream Media is the Disease!
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I hope this article is to inform the people, because if its purpose is to shame Time-Warner-CNN-HBO, you're going to be waiting a long time.
The only thing these people care about is power, and they will ride this train straight into hell if they have to, as long as they're the ones calling the shots.
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Time ragazine carries zero credibility with me since it has chosen on numerous occasions to feature political agenda charged fluff as its cover story in its US edition when it's illuminating the Obama administration's weaknesses for the rest of the world. What they have demonstrated as far as I'm concerned is the so-called Fourth Estate's complicity with the political destruction of this country- they are doing their part by brainwashing the masses who imagine themselves to be well read to go along with the cons, scams and hoaxes being perpetrated by the political elites.
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Unexpectedly™!
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If Mitt Romney let the disgusting Candy Crowley stop him from forcing Obama to tell the American people the truth then he is a pathetic wimp who would have been an awful President. If he was a true leader he would have told Candy to be quiet, turned to Obama, and demanded that he explain exactly what he did in the 24 hours after the attack on Libya began. He could have scolded him for doing nothing to use our vast military forces to save the lives. That is what a real Presidential candidate would have done. Instead, Mitt Romney let an obvious Obama sycophant stop him dead in his tracks.
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CNN + Time = Stalin's Useful Idiots in Mass
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Our world has always been falling apart. Don't think you can control it and don't get too attached.
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