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James Hall is a reformed, former political operative. This pundit's formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, citizen participation is a lifetime commitment. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a worldview for commerce. Recent involvements include Tea Party activism and the CWW and CPA environmental and energy sites, which are ongoing projects, involved with public policy. James Hall is the publisher of BATR and his SARTRE Commentary presence on the internet. Scores of political sites re-publish his essays. http://batr.net/
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Media Coverage of Identity Politics
James Hall
October 9, 2012
By any traditional standards of accomplishment, Barack Obama has failed miserably. This assessment is not based upon any particular ideology or partisan politics, just on straight pragmatic results. Furthermore, if you watch or read any of the accounts from the establishment media you would think that the black messiah would shuffle into a second term on the strength of his vocal talent. Singing sweet melodies appeals to those lacking in intellectual skills to assess and judge reality from rhetoric. What is striking about the tenor of the political debate is that the face of the country now wears a socialist mask that the masses love and demands even greater expansion.

The message out of the mass media never misses an opportunity to apologize for the multiculturalism missteps that push the destructive nature of identity politics. Using the ruse of labeling the white middle class as habitual racists, and playing upon a fabricated and discredited guilt complex, the Obama administration has demonstrated that the true bigots work for the POTUS in the district of criminals.

Another tortured viewing of the Obama phone madam is not necessary. The ridiculous rant for more government freebies to supplement their dependency lifestyle is not unique to any one community or administration. Mark Hendrickson, in the Forbes article, What the "Obama Phone" Tells Us About America's Health, gives a proper assessment.

"The race of the woman is irrelevant. The video reminds me of an incident that happened early in Bill Clinton's presidency. The Clintons had profited handsomely from an allegedly shady real estate deal that became known as 'the Whitewater scandal.' At a public presidential appearance, a woman (white, as I recall) called out from a crowd, 'Don't you worry about Whitewater, Bill, just keep our welfare checks coming!'"

One expects that a credible publication like Forbes will provide an insightful and balanced conclusion. However, when analyzing public feedback after the first Presidential debate, the progressive spin to downplay Romney rave reviews, rises it's bias head. An example is found in NewsHounds, who proclaims the motto -- We watch Fox so you don't have to!

In their article, Luntz' Presidential Debate Focus Group Has A Suspicious Makeup is in full damage control mode puts a smiley face on a poor Obama debate performance.

"Frank Luntz has a history of putting together focus groups that are skewed toward Republicans which he tries to pass off as fair and/or representative. So I was immediately suspicious when Luntz described tonight's presidential debate focus group by saying, '13 of these 24 people voted for Obama in 2008, only 10 voted for McCain.' Notice that he didn't say how many were Democrats, how many Republicans, how many independents or other. For all we know, those 13 people who voted for Obama were Republicans. And guess what? Every one of them said they were undecided about who to vote for before the debate. That's not a representative sample of voters at all.

"To be fair, I'll agree that Romney won the debate. But would that many Democrats actually have suddenly made up their minds to vote for Romney after this one debate? And a lot of the participants' comments about Obama sounded suspiciously like Republican talking points."


Actually, this sample focus group consisted of independent registered voters. Facts have little meaning in the minds of the Obama media enablers. You would expect that the "true believers" should be sufficiently humiliated; to invoke their distorted viewpoint, but how do they explain away the favorable Romney new impressions and perceptions by the American public? How dare the Romney camp challenge the prevailing wisdom of the progressive pressitute media, with a winning presentation?

Tarnishing the legacy of the titan of news reporting, CBS DC has Bill Buck pushing another embarrassing argument to protect the failed performance of their favorite, in Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate.

"A review of the debate tape reveals that, apparently, Mitt Romney needed a cheat sheet to keep the lies straight.

"The rules of the presidential debates are clear about not bringing outside notes and presidents and aspirants have followed the rule for decades.

"Video of the first eleven seconds of the debate available on YouTube shows Mitt Romney reaching into his pocket at the moment he is out of view of those in front of him, he used the lectern as a shield, and removing what appears to be folded papers from his pocket.

"We see this because the camera that was broadcasting was behind Romney. Those in the audience and the moderator may have been shielded from his sleight of hand, but not the viewers."


Identity Politics also has a gender component. The Democratic Party campaign spokesperson, Stepanie Cutter, makes the lies of James Carville tame by comparison. Even the Daily Beast, Newsweek's latest attempt for relevancy, in the article How Stephanie Cutter, Obama's One-Woman Warrior, Wages Political Combat has to admit that Identity Politics is central to the core pro government message, out of that supposed most transparent administration.

"The Obama campaign -- with Cutter and her boss, David Axelrod, leading the charge -- is focusing much of its firepower on what it sees as Republicans' antediluvian platform on women's issues.

"Cutter doesn't see her job as trying to appeal to female voters. She doesn't have to. Her presence as a feisty warrior for Obama sends a message every time she pops up on the screen. As a symbol of the campaign's gender diversity, Cutter cuts to the heart of all issues and delivers messages bringing out her inner pit bull when needed."


NewsBusters provides a much different assessment on the believability of Cutter in 'Fact Checkers' AWOL After Obama Spokesperson Lies About Jobs Created Under Reagan and Obama.

"AP's "Presidential Campaign Fact Check" appears to be limited to what the presidential and vice-presidential candidates say. The wire service is currently carrying its interview with President Obama, naturally headlined "AP INTERVIEW: OBAMA CALLS ROMNEY'S IDEAS 'EXTREME'," on its "Top Story" page. Zheesh.

"As to "fact-checkers" like PolitiFact and others, nothing demonstrates that they have turned themselves into just another tool of leftist bias than the "fact" that they haven't called out Stephanie Cutter's lie for four days and counting while trying and failing to nitpick the Romney campaign over its true statement about women's job losses during the recession several months ago. PolitiFact falsely claimed it was "Mostly False."


For deranged "Feminazis" like Cutter, the "Big Lie" is essential to keeping the fantasyland, hope and change, fraud alive. When the facade is stripped away from the decaying body of another political media whore, what remains is total deception and prevarications.

In order to appreciate the sinister nature of Identity Politics, one needs to discard the race baiting and sexism and focus upon the universal human rights of every individual. Racial preference as a "Right" is absurd and only leads to the insanity of a reparations mantra that drives the left into an asylum of self-delusion.

One does not need to support or vote for a Mitt Romney presidency to reject the destructive dogma that underpins the liberal malady. Lara Logan makes an astute observation that applies universally.

"Identity politics revolve around the narrative of victimization. For adherents to identity politics, the victim is not a person, but a member of a privileged victim group. That is, the status of victimhood is not determined by facts, but by membership in an identity group."

Implement this insight as it pertains to the manner that the mass media conducts their ideological feud against Middle America. The self-anointed elites that populate daily perceptions and agendas worthy of discussion share an identity that supersedes the common person. The kind of victimhood message that these egomaniacs publish or broadcast, seeks to extend and spread the propaganda distortions that reinforces the virus of multiculturalism.

Rational and insightful citizens see the media elite as dying dinosaurs. Their disinformation does influence the Obama phone dame and dudes, no matter what their skin color. The unholy duality between government statists and media messengers, merge into a final content that violates every standard of journalism ethics and objectivity.

The goal of this confederation of deceit is to limit public discourse to approved areas of acceptable discussion. Controlling what is deemed a fact verses illusion is central to the process. Enforcing taboos and deporting violators into publication exile is habitual.

The bleeding heart hypocrisy that guarantees systemic limitations to upward social mobility is a hallmark of the professional media impostor. In the larger scheme of political temperament, the presidential debates are mere staged shows that act as a way to avoid genuine national dialogue.

The spin masters disguised as journalist are one-step removed from the cesspool of a political consultant. Remember that it was not that long ago that Obama Press Secretary, James "Jay" Carney was a TIME Warner media stooge. He never had to change his function, only the job title. Just imagine the horror of compelled watching an official "public servant" Stepanie Cutter, in a second Obama term.

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