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Nathan Phillips Is Worse Than You Know

Nathan Phillips was not attacked by the students of Covington Catholic High School. While media outlets around the nation tried to sell that story, the clear and unedited video proves this untrue.

What is true, says Tony Katz, is that Phillips is a liar. Phil Kerpen of American Commitment joins Tony to discuss the real story of Phillips: he lied about serving in Vietnam. He also has a history of aggressive behavior, and inserting himself into bad situations.

So why did media continue to push the lie that Phillips himself was attacked/accosted/insulted? And will any media correct the record?

Media Would Rather Attack Children Than Apologize

The Covington Catholic students have been attacked relentlessly. So-called “journalists,” media commentators and elected officials – never mind the rabid throngs on social media – have unloaded vicious and violent sentiments towards these kids.

Tony Katz thinks its important to remember that they are kids.

“When kids were murdered in Parkland, FL, and the high-profile students became cable news fixtures, I reminded people that you may disagree with what they are saying, about guns and the Second Amendment,” says Tony. “But they are kids. Remember that.”

“Yet, when it comes to Covington Catholic students, media professionals and elected officials seem to think they are fair game for violence and vitriol based on lies. They’re not. It’s just wrong, and they’re wrong.”

The Public Abuse of Ahmed Mohamed by Father and Media

Ahmed Mohamed is famous (infamous?) for making a clock, bringing it to school and being handcuffed for it. At least, that’s what many in the main stream media will say as they scream loudly about Islamophobia, and other pretend concepts.

Ahmed never made anything; there was no “invention.” He took apart a clock, and put it back together in a pencil case. It looked like a bomb. He then took it to multiple teachers, even when told not to, in hopes of getting the negative attention he was (clearly) seeking.

Ahmed Mohamed and The Butcher of Darfur

Ahmed Mohamed and The Butcher of Darfur

Bring on the press, and a fame-loving father. Soon after, it was appearances on tv stations across America, a paid trip to Mecca and a meeting with the President of Sudan – known to you and me as the Butcher of Darfur. Then came the meeting with President Obama, at Obama’s invitation.

And now, Ahmed and his family have decided to move to Qatar to further his studies.

But this story was never about Ahmed. It was always about the complicit press, and Ahmed’s fame-loving whore father.

14 year-old kids decide to meet with terrorist leaders? They decide to move to Qatar? Even the clock itself; From the beginning, the story seemed off. Odd. Forced. Then you learned that the father had a long history of promoting Islamophobia in the United States.

Ahmed is not the decider of his fate. Rather, he is a pawn in it. I don’t know what the future of Ahmed holds (he may turn out fine or may turn out awful,) but, clearly, his fame-whore father is guilty of child abuse. He has used his son as a human shield, as propaganda, as a prop.

And far too many in the complicit main stream media have cheered the abuse, every step along the way.

Piers Morgan Out at CNN; An Important Lesson For America

After three years and an editorial selection process that engaged ideology more than reality, CNN and Piers Morgan have decided to part ways. His last show is scheduled to broadcast in March.

Morgan was known by American audiences as that host from America’s Got Talent. You know, the guy on the panel who wasn’t David Hasselhoff. Morgan took over from living legend Larry King, and his show Larry King Live.

From the start, Morgan didn’t connect. But when he decided that his show would be about his hate and disdain for the Second Amendment, and those who support it, he lost the support of American audiences.

In his own words:

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic.

As a radio host I can say, without hesitation, that there has not been a slow news day since January 20th, 2009.

Taking a bigger view of Morgan’s collapse, what is the message that America can take from it? It seems clear that Morgan wasn’t just wrong about his point of view connecting with American viewers. He was, as Evan Sayet would put it, “as wrong as wrong could be.”

In Sayet’s book, The Kindergarden of Eden; How the Modern Liberal Thinks, he illustrates how on every major subject the Leftist is on the side of evil over good, of injustice over justice. Applied to Morgan, this plays out perfectly. At every turn, Morgan sided with insulting lawful gun owners, attacking the Second Amendment and shaming those who would dare attempt a cogent argument on his program.

(As a side note, I have — for over a year — advocated that conservatives, Republicans, Independents, libertarians and moderates should not do his program. If they had, Morgan would have been off the air long ago.)

Morgan’s dismissal from CNN proves that the leftist is wrong as wrong can be. That for all of their screaming and anger, they have misjudged the American people and their view of the Second Amendment. Americans, it turns out, believe in lawful gun ownership, and won’t be bullied into giving up their rights.

Americans have said, through their lack of viewership, that Morgan was wrong. Where Morgan saw “slow news days,” the American people saw an ideologue who was unwilling and unable to talk about the real problems in America — targeting of American citizens by the IRS, the administration lying about what led to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, the failure of Obamacare, spying on citizens, massive debt, just to name a few of the slow news day subjects.

Morgan’s failure is of his own doing; he failed to be an active participant in reality. CNN allowed this failure to continue, indicating that any tears they shed over losing Morgan belong to crocodiles. For the media, this is a cautionary tale. For America, this is dangerous warning.

The media can now see that pushing ideology over honesty will not be rewarded with viewership. America can now see that pushing ideology over honesty is condoned by CNN (and mainstream media,) and they’ll keep on doing it until the very end.

This article originally posted on Rare.

Can’t Fight The Culture War If You’re Not In The Culture War

This article originally appeared on TownHall.com:

Has Greg Gutfield banned the term “culture war” yet? If not, its time we figured out what it means and how we fight it before he does.

As Animal House said it, “Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life.” Yet, on the “culture war,” conservatives continue to act just like that – with those who would rather invest in establishment instead of TV, film, music, art and literature; people ignorant that they’re losing ground to Progressives every day

The late Andrew Breitbart famously said “politics is downstream of culture,”  Years earlier (5th century BCE, actually) it was Damon of Athens who stated “Let me write the songs of a nation, and I care not who writes its laws.” Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 hit “For What It’s Worth” had more impact on the votes of members of Congress than the actual results of the Vietnam war. “For What It’s Worth,” which originally described riots on the Sunset Strip, was co-opted by the anti-war movement in the years that followed. The premature withdrawal that resulted from this cultural takeover cost many thousands of lives, and set the American psyche in a horrific direction.

Exactly how long will conservatives wait to get in the game?

Glenn Beck has ventured forth with “The Blaze,” and has a struck a chord based on a tremendous cult of personality. His TV network is now available on DISH and multiple cable outlets. I applaud this. But it is far from enough.

Sean Combs (P-Diddy to his friends, and self-proclaimed servant to President Obama) announced that he is starting a new network to rival MTV, which has enjoyed multiple decades of unmatched and unchallenged “Progressive” success. His project, called Revolt, is designed as a, “…multimedia platform with an emphasis on music programming, live content and social media, and distribution in urban markets.” Combs’ launch will be seen in 25 million homes via Time Warner Cable.

So we have Beck and FOX News (home to Howard Kurtz and key “Gang of 8” supporter, Bill O’Reilly) versus ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, MTV, Revolt, Pivot (starring Meghan McCain. Seriously. She has a show there,) Al-Jazeera and whatever other Progressive networks I missed. In 2014, Saturday Night Live’s Executive Producer Lorne Michaels will control 11.5 hours of late night TV each week – – Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and SNL.

Conservatives need to jump in with content-rich shows that are funny, entertaining and relevant. Shows that build loyal audiences. We can’t change culture if we’re off on the sidelines, or by talking about it. We have to be the culture.

Currently, we lack the proper and necessary funding apparatus to build that content.  That funding focuses its attention on the tried and true establishment wasteland. Translation: If you’re giving your money to Karl Rove and not to Conservative/Libertarian/Independent Hollywood content creators, you’re doing it all wrong.

A “culture war” victory would not solidify ideology, it would reinforce truth; Capitalism works. Socialism doesn’t. Sometimes, there is a clear right answer and a clear wrong answer. Corporations feed families. Cronyism is wrong regardless of who’s in power. A strong America is better for the world than a weak America. Oh, and America doesn’t suck.

Some are trying, myself included. Yet, in order to make progress, our side must be willing to invest and to lose (just like they did with Rove in 2012….except with the content creators, you have something to show for the effort.) We must have a willingness to try. Eventually, there will be a solid ROI. Ultimately, the return on investment is that we get to keep our country.

Otherwise, we’re all just Flounder.