Schmidt: Right-Wing Media Mouthpieces Have ‘Blood on Their Hands’

“The propaganda industry that Kellyanne Conway commands, with the vile president that she serves, abetted by Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart and NewsBusters and Judicial Watch and all the rest of them have blood on their hands for the incitements that they have made that have triggered and radicalized these crazy people.”

— Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, on MSNBC.

Breitbart Has Lost 90 Percent of Its Advertisers


Washington Post: “The number of advertisers on the alt-right site has dropped 90 percent in recent months, from 242 in March to 26 in May, according to data from MediaRadar, a New York firm that tracks online advertising. Among those that continue to advertise on the site include a gentleman’s club in Northern Virginia, a golf resort near the coast of Spain and the conservative foundation Judicial Watch.”

Lazy Lying Republicans – Obama Calls U.S. Corporatists ‘Lazy,’ GOP Falsely Claims He Was Referring to All Americans

In the art of political warfare, if you’re on defense, you are losing. After being pilloried by the press and even among their own party’s establishment for a series of stoopid gaffes, outright lies and displays of monumental ignorance over the past month or so, Republican presidential candidates and the party’s propagandists are now desperately trying to get off defense by breitbarting Pres. Obama over a comment he made at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting over the weekend.

“[There] are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity — our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture. But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”
– Pres. Obama

In a Q&A with Boeing CEO James McNerney at the APEC CEO Business Summit, Pres. Obama said that corporate leaders have “been a little bit lazy” in their efforts to recruit new foreign investments in manufacturing in the United States. He went on to cite his administration’s efforts to address the corporate sector’s laziness in attracting new business through its SelectUSA program which “organizes all the government agencies to work with state and local governments where they’re seeking assistance from us, to go out there and make it easier for foreign investors to build a plant in the United States and put outstanding U.S. workers back to work.” (Emphasis added.)

Deploying a deceptive tactic out of the playbook of racist provocateur Andrew Breitbart, Republicans, including candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney and propagandists like the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer, have taken the president’s comment out of context, implying that he was criticizing the American people as being lazy.

Here’s the transcript of the president’s comment, in context:


Good/Bad: The Weiner Scandal

scalesNow that the Anthony Weiner scandal is receding in the rearview mirror (kind of), we weigh in on the good and bad results.

Bad thing: Andrew Breitbart gained credibility, though he lost some of that when he upstaged Weiner at Weiner’s own press conference, and came off like a egomaniacal ideologue on the order of Joe McCarthy.

Good thing: Distracted media from Sarah Palin for a nanosecond.

Bad thing: Timing — distracted everyone from the fact that Weiner is on the committee that was going to look into Justice Clarence Thomas’ tax returns and Ginny Thomas’ missing income, like nowish.

Good thing: Weiner’s social media incompetence has encouraged everyone else to study up on how to send a direct message on Twitter and how to reply on Facebook.

Bad thing: The long-lasting vision of Weiner’s gum-smacking e-paramour being interviewed on TV.

Good thing: Mrs. Weiner had the good sense and class to not stand by her man at the press conference.

Bad thing: Weiner’s a pervo loser who got caught in a sex scandal, and now doesn’t even have the pleasure of remembered actual sex acts; all he has are crotch shots — of himself.

Good thing: Tighty whiteys are all the rage on Capitol Hill this summer!