It’s deeply unethical for any psychiatrist to express an opinion about a person he hasn’t actually consulted, but that obviously doesn’t matter in the least to Fox News or Dr. Keith Ablow. In this clip from Media Matters, Ablow does it again, expressing his fake opinion that Obama has a “deep-rooted” need to believe the United States is “a bigger threat” than ISIS.
It’s beyond ironic to see these people expressing these deranged opinions, while pretending to judge the President’s sanity.
Our hilarious Chuck C. Johnson story of the day: the guy who outs Ebola and rape victims and thinks President Obama is secretly gay has now launched something he calls a “tip engine:” Submit a Tip to GotNews - GotNews.
Lots of sites have a way for readers to send in story tips; at LGF we have a Contact link in our left sidebar that you can use for this purpose. What makes Chuck’s “tip engine” special is that he actually expects his tipsters to pay him for the privilege. Yes, you heard right.
And that’s not all. He also expects people who pay to send in a tip to give him their email addresses and phone numbers — which he will no doubt turn around and sell to someone else.
But seriously, why would anyone be crazy enough to give their phone number to a guy who does things like this?
Right wing propaganda is apparently not very popular in Canada. Sun News Network, the Canadian equivalent of the US’s Fox News, is shutting down tomorrow.
Sun News Network will go dark on Friday following a fruitless search for a buyer.
With mounting financial losses, there was no alternative to closing the network, The Huffington Post Canada has learned. Sun Media Corp. spent months actively seeking a potential buyer but found no party capable of taking over the channel.
An official announcement will be made Friday morning when it will already be off air.
The company said the outcome is not its desired goal and that it tried everything it could in the past four years to create an audience base large enough to turn a profit, but the obstacles it faced were insurmountable. The company will lay off an estimated 200 employees, but the exact number has yet to be confirmed at this time.
Yes, our stalker friend Chuck C. Johnson is at it again. You’ve probably heard that NBC anchor Brian Williams is taking a leave of absence (that may or may not be permanent) from the NBC Nightly News, and his replacement is African American newsman Lester Holt. Holt is well-respected and admired in the news business (and a bass player to boot), but you can probably guess what Chuck Johnson’s reaction was: yes, he immediately began looking for a way to smear Holt, because that, after all, is what Chuck C. Johnson does.
Gotnews has confirmed that embattled NBC anchor Brian Williams’s replacement, Lester Holt, has also exaggerated his past exploits.
In an October 2006 blog post for NBC News Holt described conquering his fear of snakes and how he wasn’t afraid of doing dangerous things.
“I am not a whimp [sic]. I have done stories dangling 90 floors above Chicago in a window-washing rig on the Sears Tower. I have pulled 9-Gs and done loops and rolls with the Thunderbirds and Blue Angles. Heck, I had bombs falling around me in Lebanon a few months ago,” Holt wrote.
In fact, Holt did not do 9-Gs with the Blue Angels. Nor did he have bombs falling all around him in Lebanon.
We know this from Holt’s own reporting where he says he only did 7-Gs.
Your first clue that this story is bogus comes in the first sentence, where Chuck says he “confirmed” this reckless accusation. Actually, his confirmation is nothing more than a short video clip in which Holt says his plane did “7G turns.” Chuck distorts this statement into something that Holt didn’t say — that he only did 7Gs.
The section Chuck pulled out of context and distorted begins at about 2:50 into this video:
But let’s look more closely, and do the research Chuck C. Johnson couldn’t be bothered to do before making his wild accusation. Guess what we find?
According to a transcript of another segment that aired on NBC News on December 13, 2003, it’s absolutely true that Holt did “pull 9Gs” during a flight with the USAF Thunderbirds. This transcript is only available in XML form, but I wrote a quick script to pull out the relevant section:
HOLT: And then there are the G-forces, the harder and faster a plane turns or pulls, the more G-forces the pilot experiences.
MAJ. CARLSON: On this next turn, we’re going to go ahead and pull up to four to five G’s. Going to keep coming left, here. All right. So this next one will probably feel a little bit more. Do you feel your G-suit inflating?
HOLT: I feel it inflating.
MAJ. CARLSON: You got it?
HOLT: I got it now. I can’t even lift my arms.
MAJ. CARLSON: Five G’s right there. You were five times your body weight.
HOLT: I’m trying to lift my arms, and they’re not coming up. Anyone who has seen the Thunderbirds perform knows their solo pilots pull a lot more G’s than that. I guess you can best describe it as a big elephant on your chest. The more G’s you pull, the more my body effectively weighs. This plane can go nine G’s. That’s as much as you can go. Nine times the force of gravity. There’s no more maneuverable plane out there. And, Danno, I’m going to ask you to give that to me here. Nine G’s. Can you do it?
MAJ. CARLSON: All right, Lester, let’s get on up there.
HOLT: Let’s go!
MAJ. CARLSON: We got it! Nine point five, we got nine G’s right there.
There you have it, folks. Lester Holt didn’t lie about this at all. In fact, he understated how many Gs he withstood on this flight; it was actually 9.5Gs.
Chuck C. Johnson fails again, in a truly spectacular fashion. When will the media stop affording this clown more credibility than he deserves — i.e., zero?
Here’s the same transcript in PDF form. (h/t: Sergey.)
Chuck responds to having his smears debunked: RISE of the HOLT TRUTHERS: How Likely Is It That #LesterHolt Pulled 9Gs? - GotNews
Gotnews debunked NBC anchor Lester Holt’s claim of doing 9Gs with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds earlier today.
He also falsely claimed to have “bombs falling around him” in Lebanon.
Naturally our work has led to more truthers — like disgraced lesser Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs — coming out of the woodwork once again. (We previously humiliated him after he claimed that there had been massive flooding in the French Quarter as he was trying to spin Brian Williams’s claim that he saw (or was it heard?) a body floating by his hotel room).
Even if this 2003 report of doing 9Gs with the Blue Angels is true — and we doubt very much that it is — Holt claimed he did it with both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. He didn’t.
Presented without comment.
How much money do you think we'd have to raise to find some man who will admit to having had sex with Barack Obama?
(Disclaimer: Chuck C. Johnson is NOT ME.)
You may recall former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s absurd stories about her computer being hacked by the Post Office. I had some comments about her laughable claims last November.
Well, today the Justice Department’s Inspector General released a report on their investigation, and imagine my surprise: Justice Department’s IG Report Disputes Attkisson’s Computer-Intrusion Allegations.
Many of the allegations made by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson regarding alleged computer intrusions by the U.S. government are disputed in a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general. “The OIG’s investigation was not able to substantiate the allegations that Attkisson’s computers were subject to remote intrusion by the FBI, other government personnel, or otherwise,” reads the inspector general’s report.
In her book “Stonewalled,” Attkisson had issued a wide-ranging set of claims — that her CBS News work computers and her personal computer had been hacked, that a strange wire was found hanging from the cable TV/broadband box outside of her home and that her phone service went fuzzy. The inspector general’s report found that the cable in question was a “common” cable used by Attkisson’s broadband provider. Here’s how the report sums up the situation:
Lastly, Attkisson reported to the OIG that a “suspicious” cable was attached to her Internet Service Provider’s connection box installed on her house. She opined to the OIG that perhaps this cable was being used to “tap” her house. Further investigation by the OIG revealed that the cable was a common cable used by the provider and could not be used to monitor or otherwise affect the phone or internet service at her residence.
And in response to Attkisson’s videotape of an alleged hacker deleting content from her computer screen, the report says that the activity was caused by “the back space key being stuck.”
And that last conclusion is exactly what I said in my post. (Because it’s obvious.)
The worst person on Twitter took another dive into his own personal misogynistic sewer yesterday, posting a tweet offering a “bounty” for the name of a woman who reported being sexually assaulted at a Duke University frat party.
TRUTH BOUNTY: We are now offering $500 for name of the alleged Duke university hot chocolate rape victim. #jackiecoakley
I think I might need to create a new category for posts about Johnson; maybe “Disgusting” or “Vile.”
I encourage all LGF readers with Twitter accounts to report this tweet; you can now report tweets that are not addressed directly to you, and Twitter has made the process much easier. Just click the timestamp in the tweet to go to the Twitter website, click the “More” link (it looks like ‘…’) and report it for targeted harassment.
I don’t understand why Twitter stands back and allows their service to be used for evil purposes like this; it damages their brand, and sends the message that they welcome misogynist creeps who harass rape victims. This is becoming Twitter’s reputation.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, anti-Muslim ranting at right wing blogs has reached an insane feverish pitch, totally out of control, and not a single blogger or commenter is denouncing it. It’s off the scale; I’ve never seen it worse than this.
For example, at Breitbart “News,” whose editor John Nolte was recently invited on Meet the Press, they’ve posted a video of Ralph Peters on Fox News calling for the Muslim world to be reduced to “smoking ruins and crying widows,” and it led to an outpouring of incredibly vicious comments calling for genocide; at last count, 4,342 of them.
There’s so much of this stuff it’s impossible (not to mention absolutely sickening) to look through it all, but here are some of the most recent comments, hidden by default because they’re unbelievably horrific.
Also, wipe out the kids and you will not need to come back.
the medieval savages need to be destroyed.
Well said !!! Extermination of scum Muslim terrorist needs to being NOW !!! Feed so called prophet muhammad to the pigs
We need to treat the Muslims the way we treated American Indians back in the 1800’s. Col. Peters ideas sound good, but Col. Chivington’s ideas seem better.
Three simple words. Kill. Them. All.
I wish the CIA would engineer a ‘bug’ which, after caught by Muslims as an STD by donkey and goat secks, causes all their body hair to fall off.
Bring out the giant can of Raid!!!
Repeated Arc-Light missions deploying Neutron ordnance from Pakistan to Morrocco. Followed up by “bugs”
the colonel is right, we need to start bombing them back to the stone age. Yemen needs to be obliterated and then we take out the boko haram
As there are more Muslims than legal citizens in the US, offing everyone isn’t in reality possible. Given that this tit for tat will continue until mankind becomes extinct.
unpopular controversial opinion ahead….
but dont leave behind widows or kids.. these people will continue the goals of their dead husbands and fathers. they all must die.
LOL. KILL ‘EM ALL
ALL OF ‘EM
MEN WOMEN CHILDREN
ALL OF ‘EM
I like him………..he sounds like me……
Obama is a Muslim and wants to turn the USA into a south-american toilet. So fat chance implementing all these great ideas.
I’d much prefer to see Islamic genocide than American genocide. The islamist will never ever stop trying to take over the world and demand that every living breathing human pray to Allah. Eff that. If the islamists snatched you like they did James Foley and so many others, you would change your tune really quick especially as you see the knife headed for your throat.
This isn’t unique to Breitbart “News.” You’ll find this hate speech all over the right wing sites today; it’s their business model to incite it.