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Oh oh! ABC News Reports IRS Attacks on Conservatives Authorized by West Wing of the White House

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By Gary P Jackson

It didn’t take long for the IRS scandal to get tied right to the White House, as I wrote earlier today, the same IRS stooge who was involved in the attacks on the Tea Party and Jewish groups also investigated Anti-Clinton groups in the 1990s.

Now this courtesy of Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:

Trey Hardin reported today that the West Wing of the White House authorized the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

More here.

Obviously, there is a lot of opinion by ABC’s political annalist Trey Hardin, but it rings true. No way this many IRS stooges were involved, and this many groups were assaulted, without a serious coordinated effort.

Richard Nixon also sent his IRS stooges out to attack his enemies, and was going to be impeached for it. Clinton did the same, but the idiot Republicans heading up the Clinton impeachment never bothered to add this serious crime to the Articles of Impeachment. A big mistake.

This kind of evil must be stopped and the only way is to remove the head of this lawless, fascist government.

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ABC News Allows Ted Shpak To Lie About Sarah Palin on Memorial Day, Again

By Gary P Jackson

I hate to bring this up on the day we honor our fallen troops, but this is the second Memorial Day in a row that Rolling Thunder’s “legislative director” Ted Shpak has found a willing reporter, this time Matt Negrin, at ABC News, who would allow him to smear Sarah Palin.

We had enough problems last year with Sarah Palin. She came out last year and said she’s speaking, and she’s bringing her bus and starting her tour, and that wasn’t happening. I went ballistic when I heard that. One of our members invited them who had no business to invite her.  She showed up. Don’t come in the way she came in. It was a sad site to see. If she had just came like everybody else, I’d say it was OK. That’s not the way it happened.

If you remember, Sarah Palin was invited to ride with the heroes from Rolling Thunder, a wonderful group who are dedicated to making sure no one ever forgets those who were held as prisoners of war, or are missing in action.

Sarah wasn’t invited to speak, and had no intention of speaking to the group. That’s not what Rolling Thunder is even about. It’s about the ride, and as this report shows, she was just another rider in the crowd.

In fact, when reporters crowded around Sarah and her family, as she spoke with veterans who were riding, some rather large bikers ran the reporters off! And they weren’t real nice about it!

This wasn’t a media event, it was about honoring the troops. Last year it was Ted Shpak and MSNBC that turned it into a circus. I guess Shpak is looking for another 15 minutes of fame.

Todd and Piper rode on one bike, while Sarah Palin rode with Petrina Herman, a professional models agent [and fiancée of Harley-Davidson dealer New York Myke] of San Diego.

As we reported at the time, Sarah and her family were not only invited, she was well received by the riders. For some reason Shpak, a man of questionable character and agenda, decided to go on the far left MSNBC “news” network and bash Sarah. A disgraceful act.

Also at the time, ABC News’ Sheila Marikar reported: “Rolling Thunder announced Thursday that Palin accepted an invitation to participate in its May 29 rally

The Washington Post reported that Nancy Regg, a spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder, had confirmed Sarah had been invited and was planning to ride. You can read more here.

In a follow-up article it was noted that the invitation came from a retired Rolling Thunder board member, Michael DiPaolo, who had connections in Alaska and got the Palins to agree to attend.

You can read more about that here.

On May 29th of last year, in response to a read I wrote:

I had never heard of Shpak before Friday, but did some digging. I have decided not to embarrass Rolling Thunder by publishing my findings, but it’s sufficient to say Shpak dishonors the group with his membership.

I still feel the same way. Rolling Thunder is a wonderful and patriotic group. We need more folks like them. That said, if anyone wants to do their own research on Shpak, they’ll understand what I said and why I said it.

Of course, we can’t excuse Matt Negrin of ABC News, a character who seems to have a habit of smearing Sarah Palin.

It’s sad that people like Shpak and Negrin soil the memories of our fallen heroes, with unnecessary lies, to push their own agenda. I guess every crowd has it’s share of weasels.

I’d much rather remind America what Rolling Thunder is really about. Here’s a moving video from last year’s ride. A solitary Marine holds vigil, at full attention, during the Rolling Thunder rally in tribute to fallen comrades:

God bless all of those who serve. And God bless those who keep the memories of those who have fallen alive.

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Taking a Look at ABC’s Sloppy Coverage of Governor Palin’s Interviews

By Stacy Drake

Recently, ABC News has descended into the sort of sloppy journalism usually reserved for the entertainment section of any media institution. That stands to reason considering that they have been assigning an entertainment writer to cover political news.

That entertainment reporter, Sheila Marikar (apparently also a writer for ABC’s The Note, which bills itself as being “Washington’s Original and Most Influential Tipsheet“) has been the designated reporter covering Governor Palin’s recent Fox News interviews. Her awful reporting skills became apparent last week, after she wrote a piece on the governor’s interviews with Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren. Marikar started her piece (emphasis added):

In a pair of conservative talk show appearances Wednesday night, Sarah Palin defended presidential contender Newt Gingrich’s criticism of fellow Republican Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan by reiterating her frustration with the “leftist lame-stream media.

Um, no she did not.

What Governor Palin said in regards to Newt Gingrich during those interviews was:

On Hannity:

I do believe that Newt Gingrich is terribly wrong on his assessment of Representative Ryan‘s plan. It is good fiscally sound and courageous plan. And it’s not all just about Medicare, we have to make sure that we are understanding that Ryan’s budget is a big difference as opposed to the Obama budget, which of course have has us on the road to bankruptcy.

On Greta:

Well, I think that the media — that we all have a right to ask Speaker Gingrich, what in the heck did you mean that Paul Ryan’s budget plan is radical or social engineering? No, what is radical is not proposing a plan to counter Obama’s budget plan that has us on the road to bankruptcy.

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You know what I thought after the whole Newt Gingrich thing in these last 24 hours, Greta, was, “Bless his heart” and every other good ol’ boy’s heart that’s in that political game there in the Beltway. They don’t really know any more than the rest of us. Greta, it was Newt Gingrich who told me in January of this year, Sarah Palin needs to slow down and really think through what it is that she has to say. Well, you know, he stumbles, too. We all stumble. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses.

Clearly the governor’s statements were not an endorsement of Newt Gingrich’s position on Paul Ryan’s plan. Or at least whatever Newt’s position was the day he stumbled, but I digress…

Keeping up with that sort of journalistic standard, Marikar “reported” on Sunday for ABC (emphasis added):

Anyone who studies history, studies the old testament, studies geography understands that Israel now is surrounded by enemies at all times,” Palin said on Jeanine Pirro’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine.” “It should be now that America takes a stand in defending our enemies in Israel.

That’s quite the typo you’ve got there, Sheila.

She later changed it by replacing the word “enemies” with “friends” however, nowhere in the article does it mention that she made any changes from a previous version. Which it should have considering other news outlets, like the Israeli media site Ynet, used ABC as a reference to cover the interview. As of right now, Ynet’s article still reads “enemies.

I’m sure the readers on Ynet can read the rest of the article and conclude that Governor Palin did not mean “enemies” but when placed in quotation marks like that, they may conclude that she said it. Worse, perhaps someone will only read that part of the article and conclude that the governor really meant that!

Do you see how sloppy journalism can effect people’s perceptions? One poorly designated reporter writes up a couple of articles laden with mischaracterizations and misquotes, other reporters pick up the words and repeat them for readers all of over the world. This is how rumors and false perceptions begin. Although the press deeply resents that Governor Palin refers to them as the lamestream media, they are more than deserving of that title. In fact, they should thank her for being so kind.

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