Open Thread, Saturday 13 April 2013

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8 Responses to Open Thread, Saturday 13 April 2013

  1. Knight4GFC says:

    Let My People Go
    Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh criticizes strings-free aid to Egypt
    http://freebeacon.com/let-my-people-go/

  2. Good morning, Knight! Thanks for the post. It’s the first warm day here in Denver after a lot of snow, so I’m gonna be out working with power tools all day. I hope you get some work done there on the Big Island, today.

    Australia to abandon the U.S. Dollar.
    https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/10520.19.0.0/economy/australia-to-abandon-the-us-dollar

    Speaking of Oz, hey Aussie, do you have a grand-child yet?

    • Knight4GFC says:

      Thanks Grunt! Yeah, I’s some work today with my brothers working on our boat trailer. Have a great weekend!

      I thank all here for their prayers for “Pete” the marine. I do not know whether or not if he passed away yet. I thank you all for your prayers for me too. Its been a heavy week for me.

  3. http://hotair.com/archives/2013/04/13/quotes-of-the-day-1347/

    Something truly remarkable happened yesterday. After days and weeks of pushing by New Media and social media, the mainstream media has not only admitted that they should have covered the ongoing capital murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, they have promised to immediately remedy that mistake…

    This is not the usual-usual from our media. Normally, like a game, the media will only admit to this kind of oversight long after it is too late to do anything about it. Worse still, the admission of the mistake is generally just a convenient excuse for the media to talk about its favorite subject — themselves.

    ***

    Much of the speculation has been about why so many news outlets ignored the story. But perhaps the real story here is the way the trial became a national story without the help of the MSM—and arguably even despite its best efforts to ignore the trial. In the last century, there were a few central news gatekeepers who controlled what stories Americans heard. The internet and social media have changed all that; the people have swept aside the gatekeepers and ripped the gates from their hinges.

    The MSM is no longer in control; anyone and everyone now has the tools to call the media out and if the story is hot and compelling enough (and the trial of an accused multiple baby killer passes that test with ease), it will force itself into the national conversation.

    Good.

    ***

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