While the growing fascination with missing Malaysian Flight 370 continues to grow, the story has all but crowded out ANY other news, save for the fact that Russians have invaded Ukraine and annexed the Crimean peninsula for themselves. I guess THAT’s news too.
Seriously, I know that a missing jetliner is news, but is it 24/7, 365 news, especially when no “real” new information is available 95% of the time? Of course it’s not. But it IS a ratings juggernaut! Even FoxNews and MSLSD have jumped on the band wagon. Megyn Kelly devoted her entire hour to the story last night, and CNN devoted TWO hours in prime time, after seeing the entire day consumed by it.
But, here’s the problem: No one’s paying attention to the Dictator in Chief in the White House.
While the world waits breathlessly for any morsel of half-baked information about Flight 370, Barrack- Obama-related news can be summarized, thusly:
— While Malaysian authorities continue to look like clueless morons, evidence that Lois Lerner knew full well that Conservatives groups were targeted illegally by her IRS is becoming plain to see. And if Lerner knew, and was directing these activities, as newly released emails clearly show, chances are that Obama directed her to take those actions;
— As experts pour over 1930’s-era radar tracks, showing that 370 was somewhere between San Francisco and Spain, Obama just relinquished the right of the American organization, ICANN, to assigned names and numbers on the Internet (which the United States developed), turning this activity over to an international body. As Investor Business Daily recently reported, “Since at least 2004, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has tried repeatedly to wrest power from ICANN. During a meeting in Dubai last year, the ITU, the telecom branch of the United Nations, demanded rules governing the Internet be rewritten. It proposed inspection authority that would allow it to monitor and censor otherwise encrypted content on the Internet.
— While you’re waiting to find out if the auto-pilot can turn off a transponder, Obama just announced that he will review the US deportation policies of illegals in the hopes of reducing the number of deportations that take place. “The reduction could be as high as 50 percent, depending on how much Obama is willing to change agency rules,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
— As no wreckage of the 370 continues to float ashore, Benghazi remains “unsolved.”
As every pilot who’s ever flown an airplane is interviewed by the Fake Media, Russia REMAINS in Crimea, openly laughing at and mocking the feeble efforts of this White House to feign outrage and issue feckless sanctions that will accomplish nothing. There’s even video available to show that Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin were right about Russia being a great threat, and Obama was wrong! Ain’t DAT news? No?
And there is SO much more, but you get the point.
If it were me, (and, as it turns out, it IS me) I would stop watching a news story that has nothing to offer in the way of news, and instead, call or contact those in the Fake Media and demand that they DO THEIR DAMN JOBS!!! In the meantime, their ratings will drop and they will hopefully, get the point as well.
Other than that, stay calm and carry on.
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