Accuracy in Media

On Saturday and Sunday, The Washington Post’s liberal reporters warned that Republican victories in November on the national and state levels have given the GOP the opportunity this year to become “aggressive” and pass their own legislation and initiatives. “GOP will flex muscles in the states” ran on Saturday, with an article, “Eager GOP sets its goals,” about their national effort running on Sunday. But there is something else the Republicans could do to really strike fear into the hearts of liberals—restore internal security panels that once examined “un-American” activities.

The liberal media are terrified that Republicans will actually do something with their power. On foreign policy, the Post feared that Republicans could put in jeopardy President Obama’s “outreach to Cuba and Iran.” The term “outreach” implies that Obama is pursuing a wise and correct approach to our enemies in the communist and Muslim worlds. This is how a major liberal paper attempts to intimidate Republicans into letting Obama and the far-left have their way. Let’s hope the Republicans are smart enough to see through this propaganda disguised as “news.”

The liberals are worried indeed, because, as the Post notes, there are 246 Republicans in the House, the party’s largest majority since just after World War II, and the GOP now controls 31 governorships and 68 of 98 partisan legislative chambers.

On the national level, there is no formal process underway to re-establish a House or Senate internal security panel, but the need is clearly there. The proceedings of old House and Senate panels on un-American Activities or internal security have proven to be absolutely essential in understanding the rise of Barack Obama and the modern “progressive” movement. Hearings into communist activities in America were cited by such books such as Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation and David Freddoso’s The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate. That’s because Obama’s Marxist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and his lawyer, Harriet Bouslog, had figured so prominently in the investigations of Soviet-sponsored networks on American soil. Bouslog defended Davis against charges that not only was he a member of the Communist Party, but a suspected Soviet espionage agent.

The Republicans have controlled the House and conducted some worthwhile investigations. The Post refers to these as probes into “alleged” wrongdoing at the IRS, the Department of Justice, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Such hearings were necessary because of the media’s failure to aggressively investigate the Obama administration. Congress has failed, however, to investigate such topics as Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the executive branch. That’s why panels looking at internal security are so desperately needed.

The failure of the House to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood lies at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who denounced his fellow Republicans when they sought a probe of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s controversial foreign Muslim connections. Boehner was also slow to embrace a special committee to investigate Benghazi.

Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy notes that the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence is so pervasive within the U.S. government and civil institutions “that a serious, sustained and rigorous investigation of the phenomenon” is in order. He adds, “To that end, we need to establish a new and improved counterpart to the Cold War-era’s HUAC [House committee on Un-American Activities] and charge it with examining and rooting out anti-American—and anti-constitutional—activities that constitute an even more insidious peril than those pursued by communist Fifth Columnists fifty years ago.”

The House Homeland Security Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) has proven to be a major disappointment. He even refused to investigate the expansion of the Muslim Brotherhood channel, Al Jazeera, into the U.S. through the purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV.

The Senate once had a Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism that held hearings in 1982 on such topics as “The role of Cuba in international terrorism and subversion.” Such a subcommittee is badly needed today, as the Obama administration wants to drop Cuba from the official list of state sponsors of terrorism. Cuban dictator Raul Castro said of Obama’s announcement: “His decision to review the unjustifiable inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of international terrorism is encouraging.” It is time for Congress to once again document how Cuba sponsored such groups as the Weather Underground and the Puerto Rican FALN, and their bombing campaigns on American soil. The role of the Weather Underground in facilitating the prison escape of cop-killer Joanne Chesimard and her arrival in Cuba, where she remains, should be a prime topic of inquiry. She is living in Cuba with such fugitives as William Morales, the notorious FALN bomb-maker who also escaped from prison and fled.

In the same speech, Castro referred to the release from U.S. prison of the “Cuban Five” spies, saying, “I must reiterate our profound, sincere gratitude to all the solidarity movements and committees which struggled to obtain their freedom, and innumerable governments, parliaments, organizations, institutions and figures who made a valuable contribution.”

These “solidarity movements and committees” have been active on American soil for many years. I covered one of their conferences last year at a Baptist church just a few blocks from the White House. It was orchestrated by the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C. and the Workers World Party, a Marxist-Leninist group. It is time for hearings into these activities and their role in the change in Obama’s Cuba policy. If Cuba is given a full-fledged embassy in Washington, D.C., we can anticipate more spying and subversion on American soil. Is that in America’s national interest?

The Post notes that, in the Senate, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), plans a “rigorous hearing process” on Obama’s recognition of the communist regime in Cuba. But the hearings will prove to be inadequate unless the pro-Castro network in the U.S. is identified and examined—and we find out what the FBI knows about these “solidarity movements and committees.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) can do some good work as the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. But a subcommittee on internal security could be revived and do a lot of specialized work into the activities of the pro-Castro lobby.

In addition to re-establishing a congressional panel on internal security, Republican-controlled states can work in the same area. Some of the best hearings into internal subversion were conducted years ago by the state legislature in California through the California Un-American Activities Committee. The Golden state is no longer in the Republican camp, but a number of states now under Republican control could decide to form legislative committees or panels and open hearings in this area.

The creation of these committees would lead to cries of “McCarthyism.” Papers like the Post would say that Republicans are being too “aggressive” and “partisan.” But the conservative base is clearly demanding action to stem the tide of Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America. They know they can’t count on the major media to investigate the Obama administration. Another opportunity like this may never happen again.

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  • MikeyDe

    It is past time for the Republican party to show some guts. Obama is selling out the USA as we know it. STOP HIM!

  • stlouisix

    In regard to any cries of “McCarthyism”, it seems to me that the late Senator Joe McCarthy has been vindicated BIG TIME with the Communist presidency of the pro Islamo-Fascist Barack Hussein Obama and his enablers of all political stripes whose goal is to destroy what’s left of a free America from within being proof positive of that seminal fact – the common good be damned!

  • John Cunningham

    There is so much to do and not enough time to do it. I guess, as in all things, we must start at the beginning. John Boehner being ousted would be a good start. Show the Country that true Conservatism means business and it truly wants to take America back.

    One of the main agenda’s will be roads and bridges or infrastructure. Democrats love this one because the money always allocated for this is usually given to the Unions and Democrat Doners. So Republicans had better be weary if by trading that for the Keystone Pipe Line remember, roads and bridges is another word for campaign contributions to the Liberal base.

  • Ted

    I think EVERYBODY is “scared” about the damage the Republicans may cause at this point … worse, even, than the harm they did to this country from 2001 to 2009 and continuing.

    If the Democrats and liberals are supposedly “bad” … well, the Republicans have been nothing but worse over the last 30+ years … with the apex occurring between the fraudulent election of 2001 and The Great Bush Recession which exploded in this country like an all-out terrorist attack in 2008!

    The thinking people in the younger generations should be very afraid of the harm that extremist Republican policies will continue to inflict on the U.S. economy and the American working middle class.

  • Ted

    McCarthy was nothing but a perverted, booze-addled, dictatorial abuser of the Constitution whose biggest contribution to the common good was dropping dead from his addiction and its afflictions!

  • stlouisix

    No, that would be YOUR biggest contribution!

  • Ted

    You can’t list one factually-accurate and SIGNIFICANT benefit that will accrue directly to the people of the United States coming from the proposed Keystone pipeline. It’s just another fatcat ripoff of the people and their property by our would-be Big Business feudal masters!

  • Ted

    The Republican Party does have “guts” … exactly the same kind of “guts” that the Mafia had in its heyday!

  • Douglas Mayfield

    Thank you for the article. If history has shown anything, it is that courage is an essential ingredient to getting to good government. We’ll see if the Republicans are up to it.

  • Douglas Mayfield

    It is true that government is the institution in our society which uses force. As citizens, we delegate the just use of force to government on our behalf.

    And, yes, the Mafia used and uses force.

    But in any legitimate honest society, the use of force by the government is strictly limited.

    In America, over the last 100 to 150 years, there has been a steady, and monstrous, increase in the size and scope of government and its control over our lives and futures.

    What has been the biggest driving force behind this increase? The Left wing in academia and the media, particularly the Marxists.

    The Left now has its standard bearer in the White House and would love to see a socialist police state, modeled on malevolent and authoritarian states such as Castro’s Cuba and Chavez’s Venezuela, here in America.

    It’s not going to happen.

    The cure for what the Left has done is freedom, individual rights, and their crucial corollary, strictly limited government.

    Yes, some Republicans have lagged or actively aided the Democrats in blocking this cure. But that is changing.

    Why is it changing?

    Because people are beginning to realize that the ‘something for nothing’, ‘vote for me and I’ll give you everything you want without the slightest effort on your part’ approach of Democratic politicians leads to absolutely nothing but a vicious bureaucracy which is lazy, wasteful, and corrupt and to the unrelenting screwing of people who actually work for a living at tax time to pay for it.

    Change is coming. I look forward to it.

  • 57nomad

    Inside every liberal there is a commissar waiting to be saluted.

    Quick everyone stand and salute Ted, Commissar of Significant!

  • John Cunningham

    No matter what I said you would go on to something else. You know what it would do and it’s benefits but, are to ignorant to admit it.

  • Erudite Mavin

    The all or nothing pures were not interested in stopping Obama as they sat at home election day or voted third party and enabled his presidency.
    The White House is controlled by Democrat Obama and up until today, the Senate controlled by Democrats.
    The Republicans, the only ones taking on the Democrats while the libertarian types bash Republicans and enable the Democrats.

  • Maria-Erlinda Martinez

    The heading “Republicans Must Investigate Where the Media Fear to Tread” is completely misleading; the media do not fear to tread on things about The Dictator; they conveniently ignore it or cover it up out of ideological identicalness and commonality. There is no fear altogether here.

    Actually, who really fear greatly to tread on issues around The Dictator are in the non-leftist camp, such as:

    1- Elitist conservatives, e.g., George Will, Paul Gigot, Larry Ludlow, Charles Krauthammer, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Bill Kristol

    2- Fake conservatives, e.g., David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, etc.

    3- Republicans who sail under the conservative flag, e.g., Pau Ryan, Scott Brown, Kelly Ayotte, etc.

    4- Even some Republicans who boast being grassroots conservatives, e.g., Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, Scott Walker, Paul Le Page, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, etc.

    5- RINOs, e.g., John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Orin Hatch, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, etc.

    6- Establishment Republicans, e.g., the Bushes, Karl Rove, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, etc.

    7- Libertarians, e.g., Ron and Rand Paul, the Cato Institute, etc.

    8- Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network

    9- The prime media that passes as conservative, e.g., the Wall Street Journal,

    The point here is that America needs more Cliff Kincaids, more Roger Aronoffs, more Jerome Corsis, more Orly Taizes, more Bill Cunninghams, more Michael Savages, more Rush Limbaughs, more Mark Levins, etc.

  • Princeton

    Give Ted a break. He obviously erred when he typed “McCarthy” and meant to write “Ted Kennedy”.

  • John Cunningham

    I live in Florida and the newspaper in my area is the Tampa Bay Times. It is the most Liberal paper I have ever read. Of course I am from Indiana and I thought that newspaper was Liberal but, not even close.

    Republicans will not stand a chance governing anywhere until they can stand up to the Media. Never in American History has the Media been as powerful as it is now. Not even when William Randolf Hurst dominated over a hundred years a go.

    I compare the Media today in America to the Pravda under the Soviet Union in the 60’s and 70’s. There is not enough conservative news out there and I assume not that many People listen to talk radio at least I don’t. I do watch Fox News exclusively and try to give my two cent’s in publications like this one.

    Liberals have helped in the dumbing down of America and now have free rein over what is reported and how it is. We must all work to educate the uneducated. If we don’t, the Republican Congress and even if they win back the White House in 2016, will be just a temporary setback for the evil horde known as Liberalism and America will cease to exist.

  • MikeyDe

    The democrats used to have balls in their heyday until the feminists removed them.

  • Mary E Overton

    Lets have a Separation of Corporation and State!
    Terror would dry up…almost overnight.

  • pb

    I agree with all you said…..and I worked long and hard to get that bonehead Boehner out….sad it didn’t happen. I’m disgusted with the whole bunch of them! We had a great pick in Louie Gohmert, it’s such a shame he wasn’t chosen to replace Boehner!!

  • John Cunningham

    Yes I was hoping for a fresh new face and, Louie Gohmert represents the best of the staunch conservative base.

  • pb

    Good one!! I’m thinking he’s about to get that offensive salute, if you get my drift!!! 😉

  • pb

    Yes he certainly does!! Well, we push on, and keep trying to oust that whiny wuss, Boehner! 😉