No longer relegated to 60 Minutes or Dateline NBC to nab crooks, perverts, and household scammers. Extra-ordinary citizens have become empowered to expose corruption and lies that the main stream media will not. Perhaps the worst type of people are those who present a public image, but when the “cameras” are off they expose themselves among friends and like-minded people. Sometimes the “cameras”, microphones, or even cell phones are still recording and I would like to celebrate those who venture to expose the true feelings of elitists. The weird thing about Bill Clinton was that I always had this feeling that he was this type of person, but I have been shocked that there had never been a smoking gun tape showing this. Either he is genuine or is really good…I feel that he is really good.
Our current president is not so good. Perhaps his most famous moment that the lame-stream media decided to bury came before the Pennsylvania primary when he called conservative value voters bitter clingers to guns and religion, etc.
“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Perhaps the most successful video trap was brought to light by Andrew Breitbart when he started posting videos of ACORN workers giving advice to a pimp on how to set up underage, illegal alien prostitution houses. Breitbart skillfully and patiently released the explosive videos over a long period of time so the the main stream media could not ignore the issue and the story became national. For the most part ACORN is gone, but like the movie creature BLOB is seems to have popped up with a different name in many locations.
Following on that a similar scam was pulled on Planned Parenthood, the biggest single abortion provider (funder) in the United States (332,278 abortions in 2009) when a man inquired how to get abortions for under-aged prostitutes. In an uncanny display of stupidity workers at several locations provided information on how to skirt the law. Though PP is not allowed by law to use federal money to fund abortions, it is clear that the hundreds of millions of dollars that they receive allow them to use other income to fund abortions. It is a shell game that got Tom Delay convicted in Texas, but he is not a liberal Democrat.
The most recent to hit the news (yes even the main stream folks are covering this) was when two men posed as members of the Muslim Brotherhood (sorry to Obama’s Lack of Intelligence Czar they are not secular) offering $5 million to NPR. To say NPR stepped in it was putting it lightly. NPR executives insulted many groups including Jewish people (it seems that all newspapers and banks are owned by Jews) and offered that NPR didn’t really need government money. He may just get his wish, but already got fired…and his boss too although she “resigned.”
So this doesn’t always work, but the only example that I could think of was when Nancy Pelosi, followed by members of the Congressional Black Caucus paraded in front of TEA Party protesters on the way to vote for the Obamacare bill. Accusations were made, but proof was somehow evasive. Breitbart offered a substantial reward to anyone with video proving the racial allegations. It still has not been collected.
Like 60 Minutes sometimes the “perps” don’t like being taped.