Wednesday, October 17, 2012

- NJ Media Mendacity

This is a local issue - in fact, it's less than that. In my trolling around reliably liberal websites to get a sense of their reaction to the second debate, I found myself on NJ.com. And a photo of the stunning face of Stacey Dash pulled me into a OpEd from some local editor from the Jersey Journal.

Earl Morgan wrote the piece and he hop skips across a host of liberal talking points like a stone on a still pond. The story itself was about voter ID laws and how 'racist' he thinks they are (I find that claim highly dubious) but I found this argument particularly stunning from a NJ liberal journalist:

Many of the white brothers and sisters I've spoken to don't seem to think this is a big deal. "Why shouldn't you have to show ID to vote?" they say. "You have to show ID to get on a plane or do just about anything now." But boarding a plane is not a constitutionally guaranteed right. You don't need the price of a ticket to go to the polls and cast our ballot. More importantly, it's hard to deny the current Republican-led voter ID crusade is not primarily aimed at minority voters.

For starters, I categorically deny that the voter ID law is designed to disenfranchise anyone. There... that wasn't so hard after all. I think that particular 'racism' like most 'racism' is invented in the heads of black Americans. I don't think white people give race even a passing thought except those liberals who discriminate against whites and Asians in order to 'equal things out'.

Second, Mr. Morgan thinks it should be unlawful to ask for ID because voting is a "constitutionally guaranteed right". Well so is "keeping and bearing a firearm" but I'm quite sure Mr. Morgan thinks it's OK to have background checks, mental health exams, multiple fingerprints, micro stamping, bio-identification, and an rapid expiring purchase permit to intervene in that 'constitutionally protected right'.

In NJ we also have ammo restrictions, a laughingly structured 'assault weapons ban' and objects as inoffensive as BB guns and slingshots are all restricted as "firearms". I'm sure Mr. Morgan is 'down with all that' too in spite of his grave concern for the veneration of the constitution. What's more, as a journalist in NJ he almost certainly thinks the fact that the State has utterly refused to give a concealed carry permit to any civilian citizen in over a generation, as a good thing.

The truth of the matter is I don't think anyone much cares what a local NJ newshound thinks of these issues. He exists mostly to paper over the worst of the corruption and malfeasance that the liberal Democrat machine perpetrates in the northeastern part of the state, and this voter ID piece is no different.

But I think he should try to be just a hair less obviously mendacious.

13 comments:

ikaika said...

Wow - that link was a portal to stupidville...

chess said...

ID is to disenfranchise cheats plain and simple. And hardship? ACORN will pick em up once every four years to vote but cant to get an ID?? Hardship? BS.
This is another one of those issues that most repubs dont take head on and get rid of that dem hammer.Thus they leave that high ground to dems.
Pisses me off.

Tom said...

The funny thing about the NJ.com website is that while the journalists and editors are all hopelessly liberal, the commenter's on most issues are split, and on gun issues, tax issues, energy, education and a host of others, they are OVERWHELMINGLY on the conservative side.

The only conclusion I can come to there is that the internet really is the domain of conservatives as much as talk radio. Liberals depend on people who don't use or understand computers to fill out their ranks.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Tom:

I gave up on the forums at NJ.Com a while back. The moderators have a habit of deleting posts. Not for being obscene, but for discussing stories that the moderators are not comfortable with.

I remember when rumors (which turned out to be true) that McGreevy put his boyfriend in charge of the homeland security department. Every post discussing that subject was deleted moments after being posted. Discussion wasn't allowed until the story had been out weeks in the MSM>

ikaika said...

Hell,
I used to post in the Outdoors Forum and the animal rights kooks would show up.
I eviscerated these wingnuts regularly until they started reporting my posts as inflammatory. it was a joke - facts are inflammatory!

frithguild said...

I think that what Tom observed over at NJ.coma is the secret story of this election. As an example, the Bayshore Tea Party has remained in tact and will not be told what to do. They remain engaged. Probably a bunch of them are posting over at NJ.coma and laugh with each other as that rail about the lamestreammedia. I remember being so demoralized in 1992 that, when I met somebody for the first time, I wispered "Bush" when he asked who I was voting for. Conservatives have found a socially acceptable voice with a rage against the machine culture developing around it. I like it!

ikaika said...

referring to this retarded essay, I extracted this fallacy:

There is no substantial proof of the existence of massive or even minor voter fraud of any consequence.

That's right, just keep dismissing it and back-pedal away by using a specious measure of proof.

If there were no substantial proof of Voter Fraud, we wouldn't be having a criminal investigation in Dade County regarding the distribution and collection of Absentee Ballots.

I don't have a facebook account and I never will, but someone has to drop some facts on this idiot.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/26/2966653/absentee-vote-fraud-destroying.html

Keith said...

I'm still a bit stunned at "ammo restrictions"...

Tom said...

It's true. FID required for pistol caliber ammo, vague and confusing restrictions on Hollow points and 'cop killers'. And if the legislature get's it's way, limits for online purchases and bulk purchases in the pipeline. (although I don't believe we'll see either.)

ikaika said...

Keith,
Yeah - I mentioned the 2A Assault Weapon fumble in the other post. I'm not stunned since Mitt is about as 2A friendly as Chris Christie.

ikaika said...

Another debate peeve:

Why does Obama insist on using the word "folks"?

He sounds like a medicine-show barker, but he insists on calling everyone "folks".

He refers to Medicare recipients as folks and he also refers to terrorists as folks...

he did that last night when Romney challenged his spine on Benghazi.

In his eyes, if we are all "folks", are we all terrorists?

ikaika said...

I take it, based on the "reaction" Romney not only won the debate, but he is scaring the crap out of unhinged liberals:

http://www.infowars.com/threats-to-assassinate-romney-explode-after-debate/

frithguild said...

Why does Obama insist on using the word "folks"?Because his debate team has been having him look at Huey Long speeches because he is weak in the south. There's High Popalorem and Low Popalorem ...