Sunday, June 25, 2006

Who Presents The Greatest Danger To The World?

Could it be that little madman with nuclear weapons in North Korea? Or how about the Islamofascists in Iran seeking nuclear weapons? If you picked either of those you'd be wrong, at least in democrat congressmans Jack Murtha's mind.

Murtha says U.S. poses top threat to world peace

MIAMI — American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek's mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel.

Well there you go. Our brave men and women in uniform trying to protect us from further attacks are the greatest danger to the world. The vicious hatred democrats have for our country and our military is a psychosis.

Can we question their patriotism yet?

Hat tip: Little green footballs


Blogger chancuff said...

"American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon."

This goofy story is being investigated as I write. Murtha never said any such thing, not in Miami, not anywhere else, not ever. Look for Arizona Star and Sun-Sentinel to publish the appropriate corrections in their papers. Knight Rider picked up this story over the weekend. They'll drop it like a hot potato in the next couple hours. Elizabeth Baier, the author of this story, will be wondering what the big deal is about making up stuff and reporting it as news. If anyone here has contacts at The National Enquirer, perhaps now would be a good time to email her. I suspect she's going to need a new job soon. Write condolences and "buck up!" note to her at:

June 26, 2006 5:12 AM  
Anonymous B.Poster said...

If John Murtha actually said this or implied this, this is not helpful. The United States, the elected Iraqi government, and the "insurgents" are involved in negotiations right now. These negotiations are likely very delicate. Statements, such as this, cannot be helpful. It is very likely they will only serve to strengthen the hand of our enemies which makes it less likely that America will get a favorable deal. Some reports have indicated that the negotiations are tantalizingly close to a break through. Whether or not that is actaully true I do not know, however, with statements like this the job of our negotiaters becomes much more difficult. Finally even if John Murtha did not actually make these statements, the damage has already been done. The media, in the Islamic world, will run with this. Statements like this, not just the ones Murhta is alleged to have said, serve only to rally the enemy. Providing aid and comfort to an enemy who wants to destroy us all is at the least unethical and should be illegal if it is not already. If Murtha did not make these statements or imply them, at a minimu, he should immediately call a press conference to disavow these statements.

June 26, 2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

A new source of comfort to our enemies seems to be emerging, Jerry Sprinter Journalist who make up stuff on the fly.

Followup to my Murtha in Miami post yesterday:

I've written the Florida International University Public Relations folks asking them to preserve their audio/video recording of this event they sponsored for Murtha to speak at.

Were I in Sun-Sentinel's shoes, I'd sit still as a mouse, hoping this will all blow over without much more fuss. Elizabeth Baier quotes Murtha several times in her Breaking World News (Brit Hume of Fox News as well as the Wall Street Joural have taken Baier's ball and run with it) claims of what Murtha, as well as others, said. When direct quotes are used, it's often the case the reporter has recorded the event, in order to make certain their quotes are accurate. What initially drew my attention was her lack of quotes for what she claims Murtha said in her first paragraph.,0,7119684.story

Shortly after reading the Sun Sentinel story, I googlenews'ed "Murtha Miami Iran Nuclear"
Among the dozens of hits quoting Ms. Baier indexed within a few hours of the Sun Sentinel's earth shaking expose' of Murtha's talk, I found another article published by the Miami Herald.

You will notice, this writer totally missed Murtha's "shot heard around the world" (technorati now has 400+ hits for what Ms. Baier claims Murtha said.)

On the unlikely chance Ms. Baier did *not* quote Murtha from a recording she made at the event ... reread my first paragraph.

I've sent inquiries to the entire editorial boards of the Sun Sentinel, Wall Street Journal, Arizona Sun Star and Miami Herald, as well as Knight Ridder, asking them to persue any copy of any recording of this event, in persuit of the real news story, Elizabeth Baier.

It shouldn't take more than a day, or three, for Ms Baier to experience personally, what she felt entitled to foist on John Murtha's head. Whether you like or despise John Murtha is no longer the story. The real story is ... just how far has mainstream media sunk? Is Jerry Springer Journalism the new standard for reporters? I spent a few hours on the phone with a friend of mine who is editor for a news site. I'm letting him run with this ball. You can follow how this story develops at:


June 27, 2006 2:20 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Chancuff, You seem to be all alone out there on this one. Instead of all this worthless research you're doing why not call Murtha's office and find out if he was quoted accurately? I sure haven't seen him out there disputing this comment. It's not as if the far left media isn't fawning all over him to get him on their news shows.

June 27, 2006 4:51 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

"Chancuff, You seem to be all alone out there on this one. Instead of all this worthless research you're doing why not call Murtha's office and find out if he was quoted accurately? I sure haven't seen him out there disputing this comment."

Click the last link in my post, ya' silly wabbit.


June 27, 2006 6:08 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

You mean cut and paste and then put it into the address bar? :)

June 27, 2006 6:17 AM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Ok, just looked at the page and nowhere does it quote Mad Murha stating he did not make that statement.

June 27, 2006 6:19 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

This story has taken so many twists and turns, if you blink, you'll miss the next turn.

New developments are being being tracked at this news site:

A notable development: The original Sun-Sentinel's article written by Elizabeth Baier, has been removed from their site and replaced with Ms. Baier's revised story.

If any of you bookmarked Sun-Sentinel's original article that has made them famous for their "the shot heard around the world", check your bookmarked page now. The significance of this is rather overwhelming. This weeks' hysteria, and subsequent retractions and corrections is over something that "never happened".

Interesting to note, it retains the original publication date June 25, 2006, and The Sun-Sentinel did not note this story is a revision.

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism is Flat, Too

July 02, 2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

Looking at the large number of blog posts I've placed throughout the blogsphere in the last 2 weeks, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking they look like spam.

My apologies to all.

Some interesting things happened today. I received an email response from Bill Pasco(e) of Diana Irey's campaign against John Murtha for the 12th District of Pennsylvania seat in the House of Representatives.

In responding Mr. Pascoe's email, I found it useful to CC that response to him to Elizabeth Baier and her editor Ms. Rosenhause (Managing Editor Sun-Sentinel).

The topic of those emails was "Rovian Architecture Unplugged". If you are interested to learn more, feel free to write them.

Make "Rovian Architechure Unplugged" your subject heading so they know what your inquiry is about.

Their email addresses:

Bill Pascoe phone: (724) 258-2300

Elizabeth Baier

Sharon Rosenhause

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

July 11, 2006 9:48 PM  

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