Misinformation 101

June 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’d like to illustrate just how the liberal media misinforms their readers/viewers. First, take a look at this article in the WaPo entitled, “Government Probes at Least 7 Defense Contracts for Charities.” Here’s some excerpts.

The federal investigation of contracting arrangements between the Pentagon and tax-exempt defense firms in Pennsylvania includes multiple deals that go as far back as 2002 and involve more money than was previously known, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The FBI and the Pentagon’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service issued subpoenas two months ago seeking information about a small intelligence firm called Commonwealth Research Institute, or CRI, and its parent company, Concurrent Technologies. Both firms are registered nonprofit charities based in Johnstown, Pa.

Concurrent was established two decades ago and has almost $250 million a year in revenue. Most of its research, program management and other work is for the Pentagon. It also has received more than $226 million in congressionally directed funding known as earmarks in recent years. CRI is a little-known subsidiary with a handful of employees, several of them working as intelligence consultants to the military.

Now, aside from this piece being placed on Page D01, did you know Commonwealth Research Institute  a Pennsylvania firm, and its parent company, Concurrent Technologies, have received $226 million through earmarks from Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa? Of course not. Why should you? No where in this article does it even mention the name of John Murtha. Cut to the comments section on the WaPo website:

hrobert02 wrote:

Please dig into CRI and CT and I bet you find a religious right-wing connection. The flow of money and jobs to religious nut-jobs both in the Bush regime and in it’s greater family is scary. They are not afraid to make a buck as they do “God’s work,” all part of the new Crusades.

My response:

Is Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. a religious nut-job Einstein?

I suspect only silence from you whack-job leftists now that you know it’s your beloved John (Our Marines are cold blooded murderers) Murtha. Oh, but, but, but, you support the troops. RIGHT!

Aside from the above commenter’s shear nut-rootery, do you think he has any clue from reading this article that Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa is in anyway involved? Answer: No.

Ask yourself, do you think the author would have left out the name of a republican? Or do you think the publishers would have place this article on Page D01 if it involved a republican? Or would the headline writer, would he pass up the chance to use the words “Republican” or “RNC” or “GOP?” Heck no, if you were wondering.

Anecdotally, this is perfect example of just how the media reports the news but filters out key facts that suite their agenda.

I think Mark Twain said it best when it comes to the “newspaper.”

“If you don’t read the paper, your not informed, if you read the paper, your misinformed!”


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