We are all interested in your sources of information, Hornblower,” prompted Cornwallis, apparently explaining something already asked. 

Hornblower shook his head in a decisive negation; that was his instant reaction , before he could analyze the situation, and before he could wrap up a blunt refusal in pretty words.

“No,” he said, to back up the shaking of his head

C. S. Forester Hornblower & the Hotspur 1962 p153

Burn this Letter

James G. Blane

Last night the 3rd Project Veritas video came out, showing state communication lead of Enroll America Christopher Tarango attempting to enable people attempting to purchase personal Obamacare info for political purposes, offering to talk to someone “who might be willing to have this conversation behind closed doors” .

As a person of the right who would like to see some coverage of this for a change I would push this video with one simple phrase:

“This conversation never happened”

Those words should be repeated over and over again by us, we should also stress that the media has totally bought into this phrase by their unwillingness to cover the story.

That phrase is the key to making this video break through.  If you are a blogger in any state where a Democrat is running for Senate this year, you want to call their office and ask for comment on this.

As far as the left goes their base plan is to take that phrase literally.  They will act as if the conversation never happened and like the first two videos will ignore it.

Plan B will be to attack James O’Keefe.  If you can’t contradict the contents of the video hit O’Keefe as  a “felon” and “unreliable”.  Even as I was typing this post this was taking place

 

Attack the messenger only goes so far when people have already lost their jobs over these videos.

If that easy to quote phrase still breaks through despite ignoring it, and attacking the messenger  the logical next tactic for the left is to point to the exculpatory parts of the video, and there are some.

Tarango offers several legal suggestions including the base registration list and repeatedly notes the law in terms of what he can and can’t do and I would expect the left to jump all over this although the back and forth is frankly what you would expect if someone is asking for something illegal.  The proper answer would have been a curt and blunt “No!” saying that if you continue to press the issue he would have to excuse himself.

Of course there is one defense that would be even more effective:  Why should anyone want to buy the Obamacare personal info when it’s so easy to hack online:

President Barack Obama’s HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.

The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama’s healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.

they weren’t shy about it:

A panel of IT experts had one answer for Congress when asked if Americans should use the Obamacare exchanges on Healthcare.gov in light of its security concerns: “No.”

In fact they even demoed how a hacker would do it

Kennedy even ran a hacker demonstration, showing the congressmen the webstite’s vulnerabilities and how he could pull sensitive information from it. He was one of four experts who testified of the risks of 500 million lines of untested Healthcare.gov computer code.

Tarango would have been better off just saying:  “Cripes you don’t need me, just pay a high school hacker, he’ll have all the names you want at half the price.”

and THAT is more of a shock than the idea of political people willing to break or skirt the law.

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A major job of the (Boston) Globe will be to determine not only what news will be of interest to its readers, but what news should be of interest.

John Henry Oct 27 2013

Less than 72 hours ago I posted on the new videos from Project Veritas along with my exclusive interview with Daniel Francisco the Executive Director showing Obamacare shenanigans in Texas

Well it didn’t take long for those caught on videos  to become expendable:

The Urban League of Greater Dallas has reportedly fired one person and suspended three others after an undercover video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught Obamacare “navigators” advising a potential applicant to “lie”and provide false information to get a lower premium and more subsidies.

In a statement Tuesday, the Urban League said it “does not condone, nor would we ever sanction, misleading the public or any individual who seeks our assistance about any issue, and particularly in this case, an issue as critical as health care,” KDFW-TV reports.

The local Dallas Fort Worth Fox station filed a report. Watch the news report.  It’s worth noting while the Feds aren’t talking to the press it was DHS the recommended “de-certifying” the navigators in question.

We’ve seen the standard response about “edited” video from the Urban League

The Urban League also called for the unedited video of the incidents to be released. It said the undercover applicants were told the people they were speaking to were Navigators-in-training and “the full context of these comments is not reflected in the video.”

It’s interesting to see that the left IS learning, for example they’re not accusing O’Keefe & company of lying this time around.

What I find more interesting however is, with Obamacare being THE story in the news, how the MSM is handling the story of these videos, and the firing/suspensions of these navigators for the program.

CNN

Veritas cnn

ABC

Veritas abc

CBS

Veritas cbs

and MSNBC

Veritas msnbc

Either none of these organization find a story of people fired for abuses involving administration of  obamacare THE most talked about subject in the country today,  newsworthy or apparently they’ve decided to go the full “Tree falling in the forest” figuring that with Bill Clinton et/al dominating the Obamacare story if nobody hears about it on their networks they won’t make a sound.

I would think such a story would immediately be recognized as newsworthy by any competent editor, but I don’t pay the bills at those news organizations so if they choose not to cover the story its their prerogative but perhaps the word “news” should be removed from their letterhead for the sake of accuracy.  .

Oh and in case you’re wondering I searched the Boston Globe for the phrase “project veritas” over the last 30 days as well

veritas globe 30 daysWhen John Henry said the Globe would decide what should be of interest to its readers, he wasn’t kidding.

 

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Olimometer 2.52

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This is my third post on the Project Veritas story in three days. As I type these words that’s three more than CNN, CBS, MSNBC, ABC & the Boston Globe combined.

Think about it.

People often look at Pope Francis and only see one thing, mercy and forgiveness.

Now mercy is a vital message of the Church. Christ’s payment for man’s sins by his crucifixion makes possible salvation and the Pope is certainly correct in getting the message out inviting all to God forgiveness available to any willing to ask.

But if you think he is the type to simply excuse sin, you’d be wrong:

Christians who donated money to the church but stole from the state were leading a “double life” and were sinners who should be punished.

Quoting from the Gospel of St Luke in the New Testament, he said: “Jesus says ‘It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea’,” because “where there is deceit, the Spirit of God cannot be”.

He talked about the corruption as an addictive drug.

parents who earned through bribes or corrupt practices had “lost their dignity”, and fed their children “unclean bread”.

He said: “Some of you might say: ‘But this man only did what everyone does!’. But no, not everyone! Some company administrators, some public administrators, some government administrators… perhaps there are not even very many. But it’s that attitude of the shortcut, of the most comfortable way to earn a living.

I find the timing very ironic considering the new revelations from project Veritas concerning the Obamacare Navigators:

“You lie because your premiums will be higher,” one navigator advises an investigator for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, who tells the worker he sometimes smokes. “Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em.”

The investigator then poses as a low-income worker at a university who has unreported cash income on the side, worrying about how that might affect his premium subsidies. That’s no problem for a navigator, who says, “Don’t get yourself in trouble by declaring it now.”

“Yeah, it didn’t happen,” another navigator says. One more chimes in: “Never report it.”

and the amounts of money involved

In Texas, some of those people work for Local 100 United Labor Unions, a New Orleans group run by ACORN founder Wade Rathke. Local 100 is a “sub-grantee” providing navigators for the Southern United Neighborhoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to promote Obamacare enrollment. It also received a $270,193 grant for similar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana. Marcel Reid, a former dissident board member of ACORN who broke with the group in 2008 over its questionable practices, told me earlier this year, “ACORN is forming new groups under new mismanagement, and if Wade Rathke is involved in any of them, it spells trouble.”

Pope Francis again

in his sermon he described those involved in corrupt practices as “whitewashed tombs”, explaining that “they appear beautiful from the outside, but inside they are full of dead bones and putrefaction.” He said: “A life based on corruption is varnished putrefaction.”

Now of course the Pope wasn’t speaking directly to the Obamacare corruption any more than he directly linked these sermons to the Curia but I wonder if our friends on the left will be as anxious to repeat these words from the Pope in the MSM as they have been others?

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it.