Get PJ Media on your Apple

Roger L. Simon

Global Cooling on Memorial Day

May 27th, 2013 - 12:01 am

Well, sure. That’s the conventional wisdom. But as Rick Moran pointed out on this site:

Uncovering the facts of the IRS scandal for a media outlet means a ton of online clicks and increased readership. In these very tough times for newspapers, especially, getting the story first and accurately is of paramount importance.

In any big story like the IRS, AP, and even Benghazi scandals, reporters don’t see red or blue; they see green.

I agree. But both Peter and Rick have left something else out of the equation — us. On Memorial Day, it seems well worth remembering that we are a republic and we the citizens have a vote, indeed what should be the vote, in this matter. We cannot let these scandals go away until they are fully explicated and the proper punishments doled out. No matter what the press does, if we allow these scandals to disappear, shame on us.

All those people whose sacrifices we celebrate on Memorial Day are watching us, not to mention the extraordinary Mr. Franklin, who famously challenged us after the Constitutional Convention with the words “A republic — if you can keep it.”

It’s Memorial Day. Let’s have a few burgers and beers, in the cold or the sunshine, and then get a move on. With the Benghazi lies, the blatant misuse of our Internal Revenue Service for political goals, and the chilling suppression of freedom of the press, we can do no less. In fact, we have no choice, if we want to keep it.

<- Prev  Page 2 of 2   View as Single Page

Comments are closed.

Top Rated Comments   
BEYOND THE SCANDALABRA:
The Willful Suspension of Disbelief

Jason Bourne makes love to Gordon Gekko. Yeah, it could happen. Liberace walks on stage with a 16' white fox cape bedecked in rhinestones and gold rings. Yeah, he could be straight. But a micro-manager like Obama, who oversees a drone kill list name by name, not knowing about the IRS targeting his enemies, thinking the Benghazi terrorist attack was caused by a video, being shocked that the DOJ was intimidating the press. Now, I'll believe global warming before I believe that.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
The Church of Global Warming says the earth is dangerously heating up, but I know that it is not, for I have seen the snow and ice and have felt their bitter cold, and I have more faith in snow and ice than in the Church of Global Warming, and it’s High Priests.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Hot or cold...global warming was never about the warming. It was about the "redistribution" of wealth.

And, Obama scandals are not about the acts and omissions, it is about what lies beneath the acts and omissions. The "transforming" of US...into THEM.

The Agenda Media is not about "news", it is about the Agenda and the Narrative.

Because of that, they will not "revert" or "go back" to...well,...anything. They never left the Agenda or the Narrative and we would be foolhardy to believe for an instant that they have. Obama's Quantum Totalitarianism doesn't stop at his bootlickers doorstep. That surprised the Agenda Media, thinking they were pals.

They aren't. They are tools. In every sense of the word.

To a totalitarian hammer, everyone looks like a nail. The Agenda Media ...forced to be either a nail or turn on the Narrative which they have cleaved to their breasts, will wear signs and sandwich boards saying "hit me"...with glee and relish.

No reversion is necessary. Or expected. The Agenda and the Narrative are their raison d' etre. The live it and breathe it. And never...ever...have left it. Nor will they.

And that...is the cold truth.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
All Comments   (69)
All Comments   (69)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
Our system of education/indoctrination has been doing it's subversive job very well since the 1970s. The left wing ruling class has succeeded in building an army of people without the ability to question authority, to think analytically or to develop creativity. The system has magnified the human's natural insecurities in order to control and manipulate the population, to cause in them resentment and anger toward those who have the capacity not to be subsumed by the ideology of the left wing elites. We're the ones who have resisted. Hopefully our resistance, coupled with the avalanche of administration scandals (which I believe has only just begun), will become a beacon to light the way on the road back from the abyss.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Nicely said.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I've been reading a lot of hand-wringing from the powers that be lately. Running around trying to figure out what can Republicans do to change the tide. Frankly, I don't see the tide doing much more than swirl the bowl, but I'll take the hand-wringers word for it.

Got to be more gay, less anti-science (that one amuses me since our children blow their children away on virtually every conceivable STEM test), more open, more tolerant, more AGW committed, more green, more immigrant friendly, blah blah blah.

Here's one observation. Maybe it's not the "bad" ideas of the Republican Party so much as maybe, just maybe, the American culture has changed and not for the better. Maybe it's that America has become more decadent, more ignorant, more coarsened, more immoral, more depraved the last 20 years.

If patience a virtue as I believe, I am going to predictably watch blue America collapse upon itself. Even those bastions of uber leftyism that have every conceivable advantage from Wall Street and money, to historical preference, to ideal climate are struggling to stay afloat. The bill is going to come due for all of these excesses sooner or later.

And that can't go on forever.

Maybe the answer is not changing but just stay pat and stick to your proven principles for a time. Being a majority doesn't necessarily guarantee being right. History has proven that time and again.



1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
The MSM will not change into an honest set of news reporters. There's no on there who knows how.The scandals will be allowed to fade gradually away as the Republicans do their usual ineffective job. The WH knows it can never be called to account.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
It's hard to say what we're seeing with all the weather events lately, but its not at all likely that its what we're being sold. Cloud seeding has been going on for decades, and there is plenty of evidence that geoengineering is going on as we speak. The uncertainty principle is turned on its head when you try to fix a problem that's not proven to be a problem. But hey, Whiteface Mountain got 3 feet of snow this weekend...maybe they'll reopen this summer.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Have a little pity. Socialism is a very lonely answer that has been looking for the question of its dreams for a long time. He had a rocky and stormy relationship with "How do we end poverty?" for a long time, but it just didn't work out. She left left him for some friend of Milton Friedman. He just keeps on looking for that special question. And now it seems that his newest love, AGW, may be fooling around on him. It seems she was not quite all that she said she was.

But he'll keep on looking. No matter how low your opinion may be of him, he never seems to give up. He'll just keep looking for that princess question with whom he can live happily ever after.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
BEYOND THE SCANDALABRA:
The Willful Suspension of Disbelief

Jason Bourne makes love to Gordon Gekko. Yeah, it could happen. Liberace walks on stage with a 16' white fox cape bedecked in rhinestones and gold rings. Yeah, he could be straight. But a micro-manager like Obama, who oversees a drone kill list name by name, not knowing about the IRS targeting his enemies, thinking the Benghazi terrorist attack was caused by a video, being shocked that the DOJ was intimidating the press. Now, I'll believe global warming before I believe that.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
What the administration is really saying about the scandals is that they can do it and get away with it.
Nobody is perp walked and nobody of any consequence is fired.
While wistleblowers (or snitches, to a lib'rul) are attacked and smeared.
This is the message for their base.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
"But the MSM are highly traditional, conservative types (in the sense that they almost never alter their views about anything). As Peter Wehner pointed out in the Weekly Standard, they are likely to revert to to type at the first opportunity."

"Revert to type" - I get it. Good one Dad!
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Since it was becoming painfully obvious that continuing to refer to "it" as "global warming" was becoming untenable, something had to be done. It was renamed "climate change". How could you possibly doubt "climate change"? Depending on your point of view how long the Earth has been around, the climate has been changing since the molten mass solidified (in my opinion, 4.3 +/- billion years ago). That's as easy to say and prove that "water is wet", "fire is hot", and you cannot fix stupid.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
When O very publically chastised the MSM some years ago for not toeing the party line and these people reacted with a few journalistic giggles and then grew silent you knew whose pocket they were all happily stuffed into.

These scandals haven’t gotten to the eleventh hour where the MSM will have a choice between survival and doing all they can to save O. But if they break for truth, justice, and the American way they would be admitting that O is not Superman. So, don’t count on even a death bed conversion.

1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
1 2 3 Next View All