Centrist Central: How Stewart and Colbert are Selling the Neocon Agenda to the Left

by Scott Creighton 

I just have to ask, is there anything, anything, that billionare Sumner Redstone’s progressive propaganda tag-team of Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert won’t do to help turn the supposed left 180 degrees from positions they held during the previous administration? 

I have written several times about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert turning into blatant propagandists since the Chosen One took office.

For example: there’s the time Jon Stewart played the MEMRI TV video demonizing Palestinians, Stephen Colbert’s recent revolting sucking-up to globalist Joe Biden, there was Stewart’s story about the South Park episode psyop involving Revolution Muslim which turns out to be run by a “converted” jewish ex-settler from the West Bank, Stephen’s sycophantic groveling and rebranding the Afghan occupation just after Obama took office, and then of course Stewart’s ambushing of Rod Blagojevich which I thought was a pretty odd position for a “progressive” to take after he practically gave back rubs and “happy endings” to each and every neocon that has come on his set to pimp their new books or try to rebrand themselves as anything but the war criminals they are. That list includes but is not limited to Bill Kristol, Ari Fleischer, John Bolton, Douglas Feith, Thomas Friedman, Tom Ridge, and John Yoo.  Each and every one of the previously named neocons and or war criminals, Jon Stewart treated with more respect than he did Rod Blagojevich who’s only crime was to threaten Bank of America if they didn’t live up to the conditions of the banker bailout bill. 

Recently these two progressive shills have each taken on a new directive which certainly lives up to their pathetic performances in the past. 

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Jon Stewart Ambushes Rod Blagojevich

by Scott Creighton

Holding to his traditional role as “left” mouthpiece for the neoliberal status quo and the Obama/Rahm/Clinton/AIPAC junta, Jon Stewart ( born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) ambushed Rod Blagojevich on his show the other night after Blago beat out 23 of 24 trumped-up charges  .

You think he would congratulate him, but instead he made a joke out of it and then tried to convict him in the court of public “left” opinion.

One of those charges Blago beat was “trying to sell the Illinois Senate seat” Obama had vacated.  Unbelievably, this charge remains after Barack Obama’s own investigation found that Blagojevich did NOT try to “sell the senate seat”. Yet Jon Stewart completely ignores all the facts surrounding the case and steadily berates Blagojevich, eventually stooping to insinuation that his guest was a “sociopath”

Blago stands wrongly accused of trying to sell the senate seat, still.  Which is unbelievable since Obama’s own investigation has revealed that neither Blagojevich or his people tried to work a deal for the senate seat.

The accounts support your statement on December 11, 2008 that you “have never spoken to the Governor on this subject [or] about these issues,” and that you “had no contact with the Governor’s office.” In addition, the accounts contain no indication of inappropriate discussions with the Governor or anyone from his office about a “deal” or a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would receive a personal benefit in return for any specific appointment to fill the vacancy.”  Transition Staff Contacts with the Governor’s Office, Dec. 2008

Mr. Harris did not make any effort to extract a personal benefit for the Governor in any of these conversations,” the report states. “There was no discussion of a cabinet position, of 501c(4), of a private sector position or of any other personal benefit to the Governor in exchange for the Senate appointment.”  American Everyman, January 3rd, 2009

Now you would think they might drop that charge after the Obama administration admitted that Blago didn’t try to “sell the senate seat” in public but since they really had nothing else, and since the MSM tried their best to bury that part of the story, I suppose they ran with it anyway. Jon Stewart seemed to “forget’ all about that little factoid himself…

“The charge of selling the senate seat. That vote was 11 to 1 against you. They may have said they didn’t prove their case but you are hitting .083 with the jurors… they came pretty close to proving their case.”  Jon Stewart

“You’re a guy that’s the most adamant about his innocence of anyone I ever met, so you’re either the victim of a terrible persecution or you’re a sociopath,” Stewart said. “I want to believe you’re not a sociopath, so you have to come out — and not on talk shows — in a court of law, and clear your name. You have to.”  Huffington Post Aug. 24, 2010

The definition of a sociopath is as follows: “a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.”

Stewart claimed Blago could be a sociopath because he had claimed he would take the stand and testify, but after seeing the weak case presented by the prosecution, he did not.

Is that the definition of a sociopath?

Interestingly, Jon Stewart has had on his show Marc Thiessen, Douglas Feith, John Yoo, John Bolton, Henry Kissinger, M. Albreight, and Rudolph Giuliani to name a few, but he never called any of them a “sociopath” to my knowledge. He never even suggested they could be a sociopath if they don’t testify in open court, whatever that means.

Kind of an odd behavioral pattern for a “liberal” isn’t it?

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Congratulations Gov. Blagojevich

by Scott Creighton

I had forgotten why I had been banned at the Huffington Post…. now I remember.

I just got banned from HuffPo and my profile was [wiped-out] so that no one can read my comments.

Not because I am a republican troll. They have plenty of those there, and they let them post some of the most horrible comments I have seen.

I posted no calls for violence, no racist statements, no anti-Semitic comments, no profanity.

They banned me for pointing out what a witch-hunt this Blagojevich thing has become. They banned me because I posted links showing the connection between [Bank] of America and Blago’s demise.

They banned me because I pointed out that Madigan is probably on that list Rahm gave Blago’s people, and that Arianna had gone on TV the night before that came out and flat out claimed that Rahm hadn’t had any connection with Blago’s people. me, Dec. 16th 2008

Or maybe they banned me because of this…

I am not going back to Huffington Post. She is getting all kinds of press for her recent article “Character is Destiny” where she argues that in the end, the character of Rod Blagojevich is what set this in motion. That’s a fascinating theory coming from a “liberal journalist” who married a homosexual oil tycoon millionaire friend of the Bush family and then settled her plagiarism case out of court, when she stole another writer’s work and put in her book claiming it as her own. Is that “character” befitting the “destiny” she has receivedme, Dec. 13th, 2008

I don’t know… it’s a toss-up. Ah, but I digress.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on only one charge that had been leveled against him, the other 23 charges were dismissed in a mistrial. The judge declared the mistrial so that the case could be tried again.. talk about your double-jeopardy; “Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried twice for the same crime on the same set of facts.”

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Clinton’s Plan for Haiti: Coca-Cola Plantations and Sara Lee Sweatshops

by Scott Creighton  

Clinton Plan for Haiti

 President Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, pulled the strings and put her husband in charge the billions of dollars set aside for the rebuilding of Haiti.  In most countries that would be considered a conflict of interest if not outright fraud. In this country, that might have even been considered illegal at some point in time, before the Great Neoliberal Imperialism that is.  Hell, didn’t Rod Blagojevich get kicked out of his office for merely SUGGESTING his wife “get something out of” his choice to fill Obama’s vacant senate seat?  Blago talked about the possibility, and he got impeached, but when a Clinton actually does it, actually puts her greedy globalist husband in charge of billions and billions of dollars, nobody says a word.  

 The Herald wrote that the commission would be co-chaired by the Haitian prime minister and “a distinguished senior international figure engaged in the recovery effort.” The Herald suggested that this figure would probably be former President Bill Clinton, a recent US envoy to Haiti and the husband of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  WSWS 

That’s the Globalist Camelot in action.  

 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will co-chair a committee overseeing at least $3.8 billion in post-quake aid to Haiti, the ravaged country’s prime minister said. gaeatimes 

So what is Queen Clinton’s husband going to do first in Haiti? Well, he already talked about rebuilding their agricultural sector and admitted he was “wrong” for destroying it in the first place with his IMF trade policies. But he isn’t talking about empowering Haitian farmers to grow crops themselves in order to feed their nation… no, that task will still be left to the ultra-cheap, subsidized U.S. agribusiness conglomerates and their genetically modified products. 

Made by real, live slaves! Haitians get the HOPE, Coke gets the CASH!

No. Instead of empowering the people of Haiti to rebuild the agricultural base that Clinton himself admitted he destroyed on purpose, Slick Willy is going to take a bunch of Haitian land and give it too Coca-Cola so they can use the cheap slave-wage labor to make “Haiti Hope Juice”. 

Why not just put a picture of Obama and his HOPE poster right on the package?  Instead it seems they went with a colored hand picking a mango….  yeah, that’s a choice. I think I would have gone a different way, but what do I know. I haven’t killed any union organizers recently.

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Scott Ritter Arrested in Sex Sting;Expect More Lies About Iran

by Scott Creighton

***UPDATE 1*** Well, that didn’t take long. The Heritage Foundation is already ringing the war bells with “Iranian nuclear weapons” and the old debunked “Iran is promising to wipe out Israel” bullshit. Apparently it’s all justification for a pending Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites. In an article published just today, the Heritage Foundation is priming the pot for yet another war in the Middle East:

The Iranian regime’s drive for nuclear weapons, rapid progress in building up its ballistic missile arse­nal, ominous rhetoric about destroying Israel, and the failure of international diplomatic efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program have potentially created a–literally–explosive situation. Israel may launch a preventive strike against Iran’s nuclear weapons infra­structure.  Heritage Foundation

The basic jist of this article is that no matter what Israel strikes, because of the lies presented about nuclear weapons, the US has to go to war with Iran to keep Israel from being defeated.

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Michael Jackson (a dancer) was a pedophile and a drug addict who gave “Jesus Juice” (wine) to children to loosen them up for molestation, and when he died from a drug overdose the media broadcast his spectacle of a funeral complete with little kids gyrating and singing over his coffin… Scott Ritter (a Marine and a UN Weapons Inspector) did everything in his power to tell the truth (and we ALL know it now) about the fake WMDs the administration was using to create support for an illegal invasion that killed Iraqis and American soldiers alike and they try to silence him by calling him… a pedophile. All so we can go to war again, based on more lies.

Michael Jackson the pedophile is framed as a hero while Scott Ritter the hero, is framed-up to be a “pedophile”.  What a country.

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Michael Madigan’s Committee Moves To Impeach Blagojevich Without Any Articles of Impeachment

by Scott Creighton

Impeachment is a form of indictment. Once the “indictment” is passed, it then goes to the other legislative body, the senate, for the actual “trial”.

Impeachment does not necessarily result in removal from office, but rather is only a legal statement of charges, parallel to an indictment in criminal law. Wiki

The articles of impeachment are the set of charges drafted against a public official to initiate the impeachment process. Wiki

The “articles of impeachment”, like the 35 presented by Dennis Kucinich against George W. Bush, or the 6 brought against Dick Cheney, are the legal basis for bringing the indictment or the impeachment proceeding. They are like the “crimes” or the “charges” brought against the person being impeached.  Without them, what is the foundation of the impeachment? Without “charges” what is the foundation of bringing someone to trial?  And is no one looking at the fact that the man spearheading this “chargeless’ impeachment proceeding is the father of someone who was Rahm Emanuel’s pick for Obama’s senate seat?

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Burris Lawyers Rightly Cite Marbury V Madison On Behalf of the Junior Senator from Illinois

by Scott Creighton

****UPDATE*** Burris will be seated

Just a quick note.  The criminality of the Gov.  Blagojevich case is getting worse.  Not Blago’s criminality, but that of Harry Reid doing the bidding of Rahm Emanuel and ultimately, Barack Obama.

roland-burris-deniedRoland Burris is the junior Senator from the state of Illinois.

He has been legally appointed by the seated governor of that state,  Rod Blagojevich.  Gov. Blagojevich has not been kept from his duties as governor and functions in that role on a daily basis.  The fact is, Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel have both been proven to have dictated their wishes to Gov. Blagojevich as they related to who they wanted Blagojevich to fill Sen. Obama’s vacant seat.

The governor chose a different person and now Harry Reid is attempting to block that legal appointment, as he puts it, in order to protect the integrity of the senate.  So, Harry Reid is committing a clear violation of the law, to protect their ‘integrity”?  More Busheque “newspeak” from the majority leader, I see.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein took an unexpected stand late today when she reversed her own position from last week, and claimed that the Senate must respect Blagojevich’s appointment.

Does the governor have the power, under law, to make the appointment? And the answer is yes,” said Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, which judges the credentials of senators…

Mr. Burris is a senior, experienced politician. He has been attorney general, he has been controller, and he is very well-respected. I am hopeful that this will be settled.”   AOL News

Sen. Feinstein wasn’t of this opinion last week, but apparently she did her homework (assuming she wasn’t hoping Burris’ lawyers wouldn’t do theirs) and she must have come to the same conclusions that Burris’ people did;  Roland Burris is the junior senator from the state of Illinois. Whether Rahm likes it or not.

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If the Senate Don’t Want the “Taint”, They Should Stop Being Assholes

by Scott Creighton

roland1At a current 9% approval rating, while remaining silent as children die in Gaza by the handful, and just after their TARP Plan has proven to be so full of holes a billionaire could drive his 35 million dollar New York City apartment through it, the senate has reported  “...that allowing a governor accused of corruption to appoint a senator would taint the body.”   MSNBC

‘m sure it has everything to do with integrity (dripping with sarcasm), and nothing to do with the fact that Gov. Blagojevich picked Roland Burris for the senate seat and NOT one of the two that Harry Reid told him to appoint the Sunday before Blagojevich was arrested (and that of course was just a coincidence)(yes,  still more sarcasm).

***UPDATE***  (hmmm, that would be the chairman of the Rules Committee folks…)

The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee has parted with many of her Democratic colleagues and says that the Senate should seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris. AOL News

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Reid and Emanuel Told Blago Who to Pick Before Fitzgerald Sprang His Hasty Arrest

by Scott Creighton

On the Sunday before Gov. Blagojevich was arrested, just two days prior to that event, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid talked with Blagojevich and told him who they wanted him to pick to fill the vacant senate seat.

Rather, Reid called Blagojevich to argue he appoint either state Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth or Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times. ABC News

Those two picks in keeping with Rahm Emanuel’s final shortlist that he also communicated to Gov. Blagojevich, according to the Obama Team investigation into the matter.

Emanuel then had “about four” telephone conversations with Blagojevich’s then chief of staff, John Harris, where a list of possible candidates 

Those candidates included state Comptroller Dan Hynes, Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., and — in later conversations — Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cheryle Jackson. ABC News

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Wait, Let me Get This Straight; Impeach Blago, But Don’t Look At the Evidence Against Him?

by Scott Creighton

What? WTF? U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald sent a letter to the Illinois House of Representatives that are looking to impeach Gov. Blagojevich because he has been charged with 2 crimes after being arrested, and Fitzgerald asked them not to look at the details of those charges … when considering  Blogojevich’s impeachment?

In a letter released earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald asked the impeachment committee not to delve into the criminal charges against Blagojevich, saying interviewing current or former members of Blagojevich’s staff might jeopardize his criminal investigation. CBS News

Well, I guess if my evidence was that weak, I wouldn’t want anyone looking at it either, but doesn’t anyone here smell a rat?  Especially after the Obama Team Report just came out and said that Blago’s people hadn’t asked them for anything in trade for the senate seat?

Mr. Harris did not make any effort to extract a personal benefit for the Governor in any of these conversations,” the report states. “There was no discussion of a cabinet position, of 501c(4), of a private sector position or of any other personal benefit to the Governor in exchange for the Senate appointment.” ABC NEWS

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Obama’s Blago Report: Madigan On Rahm’s “Short List” and Blago Did NOT Try To Benefit From Deal

by Scott Creighton

(Bullet Points – 1. Rahm had multiple conversations telling Blago’s people who “Obama wanted” to fill the senate seat.  2. Lisa Madigan was high up on that short list.  3. Blago did NOT try to trade the senate seat for ANYTHING according to the Obama report, just released today (4:30 pm to kill the news story).)

Rod Blagojevich deserves a lot of credit. He stood his ground and waited for the evidence to come out. He could have turned tail and run or he could have accepted the deal to keep his paycheck and leave, but instead, he is playing it out all the way. And as it turns out, there is even less to their fabricated story than anyone expected.

Obama’s team has released their “report” (read SPIN) on the Blagojevich scandal, and to no-ones surprise, it claims that Rahm Emanuel is completely innocent of any wrong-doing.

The big story, that will be almost certainly glossed over by the apologist left and right websites, is that indeed Lisa Madigan was on Rahm’s “short list” of candidates to fill the senate seat. The same Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General,  who tried to pervert the rule of law by seeking to have Gov. Blagojevich declared “disabled” and removed from office, because false accusations had been brought against him.

Emanuel then had “about four” telephone conversations with Blagojevich’s then chief of staff, John Harris, where a list of possible candidates that Obama “considered to be highly qualified” was discussed.

Those candidates included state Comptroller Dan Hynes, Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., and — in later conversations — Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cheryle JacksonABC NEWS

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Sam on Blago: Where’s the Evidence?

by Sam Donaldson, from ABC News, video here.

The latest developments in the Gov. Rod Blagojevich saga out of Illinois have apparently angered a lot of people, particularly in Illinois.

You say, “Yes, what Blagojevich allegedly tried to do in shopping around President-elect Obama’s Senate seat is simply outrageous and that man should be thrown out of office forthwith.” I agree the allegations are outrageous, but I do not agree he should be thrown out of office, forthwith.

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BREAKING: Illinois Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Motion to Declare Blagojevich Unfit to Serve

by Scott Creighton

(and at 5:30pm 6:50pm by Thursday morning, HuffPo has STILL not got a story up about it. Their front page has a pressing story about a North Korean woman found guilty of adultery. Guess Obama needs to invade, huh?)

I guess the state Supreme Court didn’t like Lisa Madigan’s attempt to mangle the rule of law to suit her needs, anymore than we did. Thank god there is some kind of thing in Illinois that still resembles the “rule of law” and “due process”.

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Banned At HuffPo

by Scott Creighton

banned-by-huffpo-1Why is it that ‘trolls” and Bushites can post at Huffington Post, but someone like me, who simply calls into question the reasons behind the political witch-hunt of Gov. Blagojevich, can’t?

There are no Sunnis no Shia; no republicans no democrats; no Jews and Palestinians…

There are people that are IN the club and those that are not. How does your “republicans are good, liberals bad” theory work with Nancy Pelosi? Is she a republican? Is Rahm Emanuel? How about Steny Hoyer and John Conyers? are the people that defended the president and kept him in office when he should have been impeached years ago red or are they blue? What is the difference these days.

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M. Madigan, Ill. State Speaker, May Move to Impeach Blagojevich To Get His Daughter that Senate Seat

(You think we should have a look at that list of “acceptable candidates” that Rahm gave Blago’s people, before we allow this guy to shove the governor out of the way for his little girl’s benefit? Would that be wise, you think? If his daughter, Ill. AG Lisa Madigan, is on that list… Should we also consider the fact that Gov. Blagojevich fired the wife of Madigan’s Chief of Staff for lying about her educational backgroundShould we also consider that Michael Madigan’s wife, and mother of Lias Madigan, Shirley Madigan is Chair of the Illinois Arts Council and that Blagojevich  drastically cut their funding recently?

Did you know Lisa Madigan is a political silver-spooner; born into the second most politically entrenched family in Illinois, second only to the Daleys?

Did you know that Lisa Madigan’s daddy has been a mainstay at the State House of Representatives since 1971 and that he has been Speaker of the House there since 1983?

Did you know that Lisa Madigan’s daddy used his position as Speaker of the Ill House to help collect more campaign contributions for his daughter’s run for AG in 2002 than all other candidates combined as well as the candidates for Governor?

Did you know that Lisa Madigan’s daddy was investigated by the Feds for having contacted the Chicago Union bosses before they threw their support behind Madigan’s little girl?

Did you know that Lisa Madigan’s daddy paid his staffers huge bonuses with taxpayer money, right before they took leave so they could go work “pro-bono” on his daughter’s campaign?)

taken from AP News Service

…Madigan often has clashed with the Democratic governor, and his office produced a memo this year outlining all the arguments legislative candidates could make in favor of impeachment…

…Madigan’s daughter, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, has asked the state Supreme Court to remove Blagojevich from office, claiming he is unfit to serve….

…Lisa Madigan is considered one of the top Democratic candidates for governor in 2010…

read the rest of the article here.

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