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:
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?
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
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.
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