CNN out to get Menendez? Sure they are

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CNN out to get Menendez? Sure they are

Mr. Spock:Lieu­tenant, I am half-​Vulcanian. Vul­ca­ni­ans do not spec­u­late. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a ham­mer on a planet that has a pos­i­tive grav­ity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen.

Star Trek: Court Mar­tial 1967

Dr. Ben Sobel: “Oh now you’re going to tell me it was a suicide?”

Paul Vitti: I think he left a note. Jelly,did they find that note?

Jelly: (tak­ing out pen & paper) Ah No, but they will in a minute.

Dr. Ben Sobel: Oh let me guess what it says: ‘Life is bull­shit. I can’t f****** take it no more! Signed: The dead guy.’

Jelly: Hey, that’s good Doc!.

Ana­lyze This 1999

I’ve pushed pretty hard on the Under­age Hooker story with Sen­a­tor Menen­dez so when I saw this title at the Daily Caller:

Lawyer behind Menen­dez pros­ti­tu­tion alle­ga­tions recants, fab­ri­cates media conspiracy

I thought I might have to offer an apol­ogy, but then I saw this piece of the story…

Figueroa blamed four news out­lets — CNN, The Daily Caller, Tele­mu­ndo and Uni­vi­sion — for allegedly encour­ag­ing him to fab­ri­cate false accu­sa­tions about Menendez.

…I almost chocked on my drink.

The MSM has been dragged kick­ing and scream­ing to this story. The three net­works other than the Daily Caller men­tioned in this report all lean left. CNN in fact didn’t touch the story until they could spend twenty min­utes attack­ing it. At the Wash­ing­ton Post the Sun­day of CPAC a long story defend­ing Menen­dez appeared. The very sug­ges­tion that these out­lets would be part of a con­spir­acy to frame Menen­dez when they’ve done their best to ignore the guilty pleas in New Jer­sey con­cern­ing dirty money is so laugh­able it’s a won­der any­one would make them.

Or rather it would be laugh­able to any­one who knows how US media is.

Now if you were deal­ing with some­one who wasn’t famil­iar with how the MSM in the US worked, say, just for con­jec­ture of course, author­i­ties from another coun­try who might be pres­sured from peo­ple who could profit from this story going away. A per­son like that might name US news orga­ni­za­tions they have heard of not real­iz­ing these media out­lets are as likely to go after a His­panic demo­c­rat sen­a­tor as Pope Fran­cis is of announc­ing his con­ver­sion to Bud­dhism at the Easter Vigil mass next week.

How­ever this man has gone on the record claim­ing these things and all the orga­ni­za­tions named (except strangely for CNN) are on the record deny­ing it so it is news and must be reported. So per­haps Stacy McCain’s cau­tion on the story was war­ranted.

I trust my read­ers are so I’ll leave it to their best judge­ment: Which do you think is more likely?

Sce­nario #1

2 US left of cen­ter Span­ish News net­works and one flam­ing lib­eral inter­na­tional net­work along with the Daily Caller paid this man $5000 to spread false rumors about Demo­c­ra­tic Sen­a­tor Bob Menen­dez in order to bring him down so GOP Gov­er­nor Chris Christe could appoint a replacement

Sce­nario #2

Peo­ple with a vested inter­est in this story going away who are prof­it­ing from the money brought to the DR by the Sen­a­tor & his con­nec­tions in con­junc­tion with the famously hon­est Domini­can Repub­lic police pres­sured per­suaded this man to make these charges to dis­credit the story.

Being descended from a Sicil­ians, a peo­ple whose unfa­mil­iar­ity with any form of offi­cial cor­rup­tion or intrigue is leg­endary, per­haps I have a dif­fer­ent take then the gen­eral public.

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Ok I admit it if you are one of the 15 peo­ple who hit DaTip­Jar this week to give me that leg­endary $300 pay­check you likely won’t get the return that the Doc­tor who plead guilty with Sen­a­tor Menen­dez did on his invest­ment, but you will get solid con­ser­v­a­tive blog­ging and report­ing on a daily basis




Mr. Spock:Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen.

Star Trek: Court Martial 1967

Dr. Ben Sobel: “Oh now you’re going to tell me it was a suicide?”

Paul Vitti: I think he left a note. Jelly,did they find that note?

Jelly: (taking out pen & paper)  Ah No, but they will in a minute.

Dr. Ben Sobel: Oh let me guess what it says: ‘Life is bullshit. I can’t f****** take it no more!  Signed: The dead guy.’

Jelly: Hey, that’s good Doc!.

Analyze This 1999

I’ve pushed pretty hard on the Underage Hooker story with Senator Menendez so when I saw this title at the Daily Caller:

Lawyer behind Menendez prostitution allegations recants, fabricates media conspiracy

I thought I might have to offer an apology, but then I saw this piece of the story…

Figueroa blamed four news outlets — CNN, The Daily Caller, Telemundo and Univision — for allegedly encouraging him to fabricate false accusations about Menendez.

…I almost chocked on my drink.

The MSM has been dragged kicking and screaming to this story. The three networks other than the Daily Caller mentioned in this report all lean left. CNN in fact didn’t touch the story until they could spend twenty minutes attacking it. At the Washington Post the Sunday of CPAC a long story defending Menendez appeared. The very suggestion that these outlets would be part of a conspiracy to frame Menendez when they’ve done their best to ignore the guilty pleas in New Jersey concerning dirty money is so laughable it’s a wonder anyone would make them.

Or rather it would be laughable to anyone who knows how US media is.

Now if you were dealing with someone who wasn’t familiar with how the MSM in the US worked, say, just for conjecture of course, authorities from another country who might be pressured from people who could profit from this story going away. A person like that might name US news organizations they have heard of not realizing these media outlets are as likely to go after a Hispanic democrat senator as Pope Francis is of announcing his conversion to Buddhism at the Easter Vigil mass next week.

However this man has gone on the record claiming these things and all the organizations named (except strangely for CNN) are on the record denying it so it is news and must be reported. So perhaps Stacy McCain’s caution on the story was warranted.

I trust my readers are so I’ll leave it to their best judgement: Which do you think is more likely?

Scenario #1 

2 US left of center Spanish News networks and one flaming liberal international network along with the Daily Caller paid this man $5000 to spread false rumors about Democratic Senator Bob Menendez in order to bring him down so GOP Governor Chris Christe could appoint a replacement

Scenario #2

People with a vested interest in this story going away who are profiting from the money brought to the DR by the Senator & his connections in conjunction with the famously honest Dominican Republic police pressured persuaded this man to make these charges to discredit the story.

Being descended from a Sicilians, a people whose unfamiliarity with any form of official corruption or intrigue is legendary, perhaps I have a different take then the general public.

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Ok I admit it if you are one of the 15 people who hit DaTipJar this week to give me that legendary $300 paycheck you likely won’t get the return that the Doctor who plead guilty with Senator Menendez did on his investment, but you will get solid conservative blogging and reporting on a daily basis