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Obama budget ceiling manufactured crisis, Americans pay attention!, Economy Jobs Rezko Birth Certificate Communist Party ACORN

Obama budget ceiling manufactured crisis, Americans pay attention!, Economy Jobs Rezko Birth Certificate Communist Party ACORN

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“As the crisis develops, it will be important to use the mass media to inform the broader llberal community about the inefficiencies and injustices of welfare. For example, the system will not be able to process many new applicants because of cumbersome and often unconstitutional investigatory procedures (which cost 20c for every dollar disbursed). As delays mount, so should the public demand that a simplified affidavit supplant these procedures, so that the
poor may certify to their condition. If the system reacts by making the proof of eligibility more difficult, the demand should be made that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare dispatch “eligibility registrars” to enforce federal statutes governing local programs. And throughout the crisis, the mass media should be used to advance arguments for a new federal income distribution program.”…Richard Cloward and Frances Piven

The so called budget crisis, debt ceiling negotiations, were custom made and one could say custom designed by Obama, et al. Never let a good crisis go to waste. The budget is a serious matter. We must take it seriously. However, aside from the socialist, radical tactics of the Obama camp, we still have someone occupying the White House, at the controls of the most powerful office on the planet.

How has the budget crisis benefited Obama?

  • Obama has used this as a pulpit to lie to the American people about his opposition and what he has done for the economy.
  • Focus is taken off his fraudulent birth certificate.
  • Focus is taken off his natural born citizen deficiency.
  • Focus is taken off of the financial markets.
  • Focus is taken off the jobs reports.
  • And….a two for one for Obama. More budget spending for ACORN affiliated groups that few notice because of the diversions.

I am relieved that some  are paying attention to the radicals being funded and enabled by the Obama camp.

From Fox News July 06, 2011.

“A conservative watchdog group is accusing President Obama of violating a funding ban that he signed into law that prohibits the flow of federal money to the now-defunct community activist group ACORN or any of its affiliates.

Judicial Watch says that in March, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued nearly $80,000 in grants to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), which the groups says is an offshoot of ACORN.

“This was an ACORN affiliate at the time of the funding ban and it has not changed in sum or substance since then,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox News in an interview. “The funding ban was violated and the administration is calling these new entities. It just doesn’t pass the laugh test.”

But Alyson Chadwick, a spokeswoman for AHCOA, denied any connection to ACORN.

“We are not an affiliate, subsidiary or ally of ACORN,” she told FoxNews.com. “Both the GAO and HUD’s General Counsel have done exhaustive work and come to the same conclusion.””

“Judicial Watch senior investigator Sean Dunagan told Fox News that the GAO ruling used “strained logic.”

The group says the government’s website listing federal expenditures identifies the organization receiving the $79,810 grant as “ACORN Housing Corporation Inc.” and lists ACORN’s New Orleans address.

The group also says that ACHOA maintains the same board of directors, executive director and offices as ACORN Housing.

The group also notes that a HUD general counsel report from September 2010 says that ACORN Housing is “now operating as Affordable Housing Centers of America” and has misappropriated funds from a $3.2 million federal grant.

Although Dunagan admits no laws were broken, he says the bigger issue is the politicization at GAO.

The once powerful ACORN fell on hard times after a series of undercover videos showed its employees offering tax advice to a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute, tarnishing the group’s reputation and crippling its source of funding.

Congress passed and Obama signed into law the Defund ACORN Act in 2009 that yanked the organization’s federal funding. After private donors held back cash, the group shut down in April 2010.

“Certainly the intent of Congress was not to allow ACORN to change its name and get money,” Fitton said.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/06/obama-violates-acorn-funding-ban-with-housing-grant-to-offshoot-watchdog-says/#ixzz1RNKp3ID9

And just in case you are wondering. I am still reporting on Obama’s ghosts of Christmas past. That includes Blagojevich, Rezko, Cellini and Daniel Frawley.

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee requests Rupert Murdoch House committee hearings, Obama protected by Murdoch and Fox

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee requests Rupert Murdoch House committee hearings, Obama protected by Murdoch and Fox

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

From The Blaze July 28, 2011.

“The third Muslim radicalization meeting of the House Homeland Security Committee kicked off Wednesday, and while the focus was supposed to be on the Al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab group in Somalia, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D- Texas) abruptly changed the subject — first to Rupert Murdoch, then to “right wing ideologues.”

Rep. Jackson Lee submitted for the record a letter requesting the House committee hold hearings on Rupert Murdoch’s alleged hacking into the phones of 9/11 victims.

Then she moved to her primary target, stating ”I would like to have a hearing on right wing extremists, ideologues who advocate violence…and the terrorizing of certain groups:””

Read more:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rep-jackson-lee-calls-for-terror-hearing-on-rupert-murdoch-right-wing-extremists/

I am in favor of investigating Rupert Murdoch, Fox and any other mainstream media that have been lying to the American public to protect Obama.

From Citizen Wells July 2, 2011.

“From Accuracy in Media December 7, 2005

“Accuracy in Media (AIM) is urging a full inquiry into a report that a Saudi billionaire caused the Fox News Channel (FNC) to dramatically alter its coverage of the Muslim riots in France after he called the network to complain. The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company.

“This report underscores the danger of giving foreign interests a significant financial stake in U.S. media companies,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media.”

“From Accuracy in Media December 16, 2008”

“Auto company executives may have flown to Washington, D.C. on private jets, as Bill O’Reilly and others noted, but Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has a major stake in Citigroup and also invests in the Fox News parent company, News Corporation, reportedly lives in a $100-million 317-room Riyadh palace. A nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, Alwaleed has been called the “Warren Buffett of the Gulf” and runs the Kingdom Holding Company.”

“From NPR September 1, 2010.

“The proposed construction of an Islamic center and mosque close to ground zero in New York City has inspired intense scrutiny from news outlets this month — and few have outstripped the Fox News Channel in their interest.

That’s especially true on Fox’s opinion-driven shows in the morning and evening hours. Familiar figures including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have repeatedly asked where the money for the center will come from.

Yet the parent company of Fox News shares a financial backer with the imam who is at the center of the firestorm. The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king. And through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.”

“From Citizen Wells February 6, 2011.

“Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck continue to insult concerned Americans who question Obama’s eligibility. They refer to them as birthers and right wing nuts. However, even Lou Dobbs while still at CNN asked why Obama doesn’t present a legitimate birth certificate.””

“A disturbing trend has developed at Fox. Bill O’Reilly misled the American people for several years by stating that he had done research and that Obama was born in Hawaii. We recently got confirmation that he relied on the birth announcements. Now Jana Winter misrepresents what the Adobe software expert has said.

Did Fox make a deal with the devil?”

Read more

From Citizen Wells July 16, 2011.

“The scandal is expanding rather than fading because it is clear that Murdoch employees engaged in numerous dirty tricks to obtain information.

The FBI has opened a preliminary review into News Corp., trying to determine if employees hacked into the phones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Agents are trying to figure out if they should progress to a full investigation and if U.S. law gives them jurisdiction to bring charges.”

Read more

ATF director Kenneth E. Melson, Justice Department protects political appointees, Media lies, Fast and Furious run out of Phoenix office

ATF director Kenneth E. Melson, Justice Department protects political appointees, Media lies, Fast and Furious run out of Phoenix office

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any partiucular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“When you pick up your morning or evening newspaper and think
you are reading the news of the world, what you are reading
is a propaganda which has been selected, revised, and doctored
by some power which has a financial interest in you.”
…. Upton Sinclair

From the LA Times July 19, 2011.
“The Justice Department is trying to protect its political appointees from the Fast and Furious scandal by concealing an internal “smoking gun” report and other documents that acknowledge the role top officials played in the program that allowed firearms to flow illegally into Mexico, according to the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Kenneth E. Melson, the ATF’s acting director, also told congressional investigators this month that the affidavits prepared to obtain wiretaps used in the ill-fated operation were inconsistent with Justice Department officials’ public statements about the program. Justice Department officials advised him not to raise his concerns with Congress about “institutional problems” with the Fast and Furious operation, Melson said.

 
“It was very frustrating to all of us,” Melson told congressional investigators in a private meeting over the Fourth of July holiday, “and it appears thoroughly to us that the department is really trying to figure out a way to push the information away from their political appointees at the department.”

Not only was the department slow to react, Melson said, but Justice Department officials indicated they did not want him to cooperate with Congress.

A transcript of his comments was released Monday by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Melson said he wasn’t attempting to shield his agency from its share of the blame. He acknowledged an instance in which his agents failed to intercept high-powered weapons when they could have.

“The deputy attorney general’s office wasn’t very happy with us” at the ATF, Melson said, “because they thought this was an admission that there were mistakes made. Well, there were some mistakes made.””
“The intent of Fast and Furious was to allow illegal straw purchasers to buy guns so ATF agents could follow the weapons and ferret out gun-smuggling routes into Mexico. But many of the approximately 1,700 weapons eluded tracing — some even before they were shipped over the border.

Nearly 200 of the weapons were later found at crime scenes in Mexico, and two were recovered at the scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s slaying in Arizona in December.

Melson said the Justice Department repeatedly thwarted his attempts to tell investigators about the failures of Fast and Furious, which was run out of the ATF’s Phoenix field office. When the ATF reassigned managers in Phoenix, he said, “the department resisted” his offer to tell Congress about the changes. Melson said he was told not to issue any news releases about Fast and Furious and was instructed not to brief rank-and-file ATF agents about the growing scandal.”

Read more:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-na-guns-scandal-20110719,0,2052417.story

Remember the Orwellian attempt by Media Matters to discredit the Fox report on “Fast and Furious” and the Arizona connection?

From Citizen Wells July 8, 2011.

“Media Matters, is the following an Orwellian word smithing and attempt to discredit the report?

“In fact, stimulus funds earmarked for Project Gunrunner were not distributed in Arizona, where a GOP report indicates Fast and Furious took place.”

We know that the ATF purchased the weapons for Project Gunrunner, aka Fast and Furious. The Stimulus Bill paragraph states:

“to provide  assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the
Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to 
combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern
border”

Arizona is still on the southern border isn’t it?”

Read more:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/fast-and-furious-funded-by-stimulus-atf-project-gunrunner-10-million-from-2009-act-media-lies/

Obama birth certificate, Media lies, Rupert Murdoch and Fox as bad as MSNBC, Orwellian misinformation Misleads Congress and Americans

Obama birth certificate, Media lies, Rupert Murdoch and Fox as bad as MSNBC, Orwellian misinformation Misleads Congress and Americans

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”… William Tecumseh Sherman

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”…Joseph Goebbels

Well, Howard Coble, Congress and Americans, if you did not believe what has been written here and elsewhere about Fox and the mainstream media misleading the American public about Obama’s birth certificate, perhaps you will now.

From Citizen Wells July 16, 2011.

“The motives of Rupert Murdoch, the primary owner of Fox and other “news” organizations, have been suspect for years. Even Fox, which purports to be fair and balanced, misled the American public with Bill O’Reilly’s comments about researching Obama’s birth certificate, which was a lie, and the article a few months ago by Jana Winter which misquoted a OCR expert regarding the legitimacy of the WhiteHouse.gov image, another lie. So it comes as no surprise to find out about the latest unethical behaviour by Rupert Murdoch’s organizations.”

“Repercussions should rain down on Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation
Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawal of his bid for British Sky Broadcasting should not be temporary. The scandal is expanding because employees engaged in unethical and, possibly, illegal methods of information gathering. Throw the book at them.”

“The scandal is expanding rather than fading because it is clear that Murdoch employees engaged in numerous dirty tricks to obtain information.

The FBI has opened a preliminary review into News Corp., trying to determine if employees hacked into the phones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Agents are trying to figure out if they should progress to a full investigation and if U.S. law gives them jurisdiction to bring charges.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/rupert-murdoch-organizations-unethical-methods-fbi-news-corp-probe-fox-misled-and-lied-to-americans-bill-oreilly-jana-winter/
From Citizen Wells July 3, 2011.

Did Fox make a deal with the devil?”

“ The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company.”

“ The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king. And through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.”

“Glenn Beck stated he was  leaving with his soul on his last Fox TV show .”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/fox-and-obama-controlled-by-saudis-glenn-beck-leaves-with-soul-beck-seeks-honest-system-i%e2%80%99m-not-going-to-play-the-game-anymore/
MSNBC lived up to it’s reputation of covering for Obama with this article
“But Wisch, the spokesman for the attorney general’s office, said state
law does not in fact permit the release of “vital records,” including
an original “record of live birth” — even to the individual whose
birth it records.

“It’s a Department of Health record and it can’t be released to
anybody,” he said. Nor do state laws have any provision that
authorizes such records to be photocopied, Wisch said. If Obama wanted
to personally visit the state health department, he would be permitted
to inspect his birth record, Wisch said.

But if he or anybody else wanted a copy of their birth records, they
would be told to fill out the appropriate state form and receive back
the same computer generated “certification of live birth” form that
everybody else gets — which is exactly what Obama did four years ago.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42519951/ns/politics-more_politics/t/ex-hawaii-official-denounces-ludicrous-birther-claims/
The first statement is pure Orwellian.

“But Wisch, the spokesman for the attorney general’s office, said state
law does not in fact permit the release of “vital records,” including
an original “record of live birth” — even to the individual whose
birth it records.”

Obviously they can not release the original. A true certified copy will suffice.

“Nor do state laws have any provision that
authorizes such records to be photocopied, Wisch said.”

Oh really…

“§338-13  Certified copies.  (a)  Subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18, the department of health shall, upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy of any certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof.

     (b)  Copies of the contents of any certificate on file in the department, certified by the department shall be considered for all purposes the same as the original, subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18.

     (c)  Copies may be made by photography, dry copy reproduction, typing, computer printout or other process approved by the director of health. [L 1949, c

327, §17; RL 1955, §57-16; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §338-13; am L 1978, c 49, §1”

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06_Ch0321-0344/HRS0338/HRS_0338-0013.htm

And how do we know this is true?

From the Post & Email April 10, 2011.

““What he got, everybody got,” said Fukino. “He put out exactly what everybody gets when they ask for a birth certificate.”

Not true, Dr. Fukino. When my son, Alan, requested a copy of his birth certificate he got just that—a “Certificate of Live Birth,” not the same as Obama’s.

Different titles and different information. Obama’s is sorely lacking information required for obtaining a passport—Mother’s State/Country of Birth and

Father’s State/Country of Birth.”
“It appears specific people are lining up to take a bullet for Obama. Conspiracy to defraud the American people is a serious crime and MSNBC has become the epitome of yellow journalism, brashly covering-up for Obama and the entire anti-American agenda of the socialist left. This latest cover-up attempt is laughable and speaks volumes to the desperation of the Democrat Party.

Michael Isikoff writes, “But Wisch, the spokesman for the attorney general’s office, said state law does not in fact permit the release of “vital records,” including an original “record of live birth” — even to the individual whose birth it records.

“It’s a Department of Health record and it can’t be released to anybody,” he said. Nor do state laws have any provision that authorized such records to be photocopied, Wisch said. If Obama wanted to personally visit the state health department, he would be permitted to inspect his birth record, Wisch said.

But if he or anybody else wanted a copy of their birth records, they would be told to fill out the appropriate state form and receive back the same computer -generated “certification of live birth” form that everybody else gets — which is exactly what Obama did four years ago.”

Not true, Mr. Wisch. A friend of mine filled out the appropriate state form and received back a “certificate of live birth” as shown below:”

http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/04/10/hawaii-official-and-ex-official-lie-to-cover-their-tracks/

Rupert Murdoch organizations unethical methods, FBI News Corp. probe, Fox misled and lied to Americans, Bill O’Reilly Jana Winter

Rupert Murdoch organizations unethical methods, FBI News Corp. probe, Fox misled and lied to Americans, Bill O’Reilly Jana Winter

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

The motives of Rupert Murdoch, the primary owner of Fox and other “news” organizations, have been suspect for years. Even Fox, which purports to be fair and balanced, misled the American public with Bill O’Reilly’s comments about researching Obama’s birth certificate, which was a lie, and the article a few months ago by Jana Winter which misquoted a OCR expert regarding the legitimacy of the WhiteHouse.gov image, another lie. So it comes as no surprise to find out about the latest unethical behaviour by Rupert Murdoch’s organizations.

From the Seattle Times July 15, 2011.
“Repercussions should rain down on Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation
Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawal of his bid for British Sky Broadcasting should not be temporary. The scandal is expanding because employees engaged in unethical and, possibly, illegal methods of information gathering. Throw the book at them.

WHEN it rains, it pours, and the storm continues for media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his much-maligned News Corporation. Deservedly so.

Murdoch withdrew his $12 billion bid for what would have been complete control of satellite giant British Sky Broadcasting. Actions should have consequences and the despicable actions of his employees, namely widespread hacking into cellphone messages, mean his operation should lose the big prize the company sought for a long time and face scrutiny and other repercussions.

Any organization that thinks it is hunky-dory to allow employees to engage in unethical and probably illegal methods of acquiring news and information, such as hacking people’s cellphone messages, should pay a big price.

The scandal is expanding rather than fading because it is clear that Murdoch employees engaged in numerous dirty tricks to obtain information.

The FBI has opened a preliminary review into News Corp., trying to determine if employees hacked into the phones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Agents are trying to figure out if they should progress to a full investigation and if U.S. law gives them jurisdiction to bring charges.

Meanwhile, Murdoch and his son, James, have agreed to testify before Parliament. They need to explain what they knew, when they knew it and how on Earth phone hacking is legal or moral.”

Read more:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2015625055_edit16murdoch.html?prmid=op_ed

Fox and Obama controlled by Saudis, Glenn Beck leaves with soul, Beck seeks honest system, I’m not going to play the game anymore.

Fox and Obama controlled by Saudis, Glenn Beck leaves with soul, Beck seeks honest system, I’m not going to play the game anymore.

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“Why did Bill O’Reilly use birth announcements as evidence of Obama’s birth in Hawaii and mislead the American public?”…Citizen Wells

Obama made his allegiance clear.

From Citizen Wells July 2, 2011.

“Did Fox make a deal with the devil?”

” The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company.”

” The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king. And through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.”

“Khan says he asked Waleed about anger in some Arab circles about the rhetoric heard on Fox, and the prince replied this way:

Look, I’m not there to direct the news policy, I’m there to invest in News Corp.

— and hopefully they’ve got some sense to do news properly.”

“A disturbing trend has developed at Fox. Bill O’Reilly misled the American people for several years by stating that he had done research and that Obama was born in Hawaii. We recently got confirmation that he relied on the birth announcements. Now Jana Winter misrepresents what the Adobe software expert has said.”

Read more

Glenn Beck, on his radio show Thursday, June 30, 2011, made the following statements.

““You cannot solve anything if you are not dealing in an honest system,” Glenn said. While FOX is the most honest system out, Glenn said that he wanted to operate in a complete different fashion than every other cable news network.”

“I know enough now to know it doesn’t work.”

“Mark Halperin’s apology for making a disparaging remark about Obama is a perfect example of why traditional cable networks will fail. “I’m more offended that you’re apologizing for something that you actually believe.  Say it.  That’s why these systems are going to fail,” Glenn said. The fact that Halperin has now been suspended for telling the truth is baffling to Glenn.”

“I’m not going to play the game anymore.”

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/06/30/glenn-im-not-playing-the-game-anymore/

Glenn Beck stated he was  leaving with his soul on his last Fox TV show .

Glenn Beck leaves Fox with soul, Fox deal with devil?, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tala, Beck: traded my soul before I will not trade it again

Glenn Beck leaves Fox with soul, Fox deal with devil?, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tala, Beck:  traded my soul before I will not trade it again

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

“Why did Bill O’Reilly use birth announcements as evidence of Obama’s birth in Hawaii and mislead the American public?”…Citizen Wells

From Accuracy in Media December 7, 2005

“Accuracy in Media (AIM) is urging a full inquiry into a report that a Saudi billionaire caused the Fox News Channel (FNC) to dramatically alter its coverage of the Muslim riots in France after he called the network to complain. The Saudi billionaire, Al-waleed bin Talal, is a friend of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and controls an influential number of voting shares in the company.

“This report underscores the danger of giving foreign interests a significant financial stake in U.S. media companies,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media.

The controversial comments came at an Arab media conference featuring representatives of Time magazine, USA Today, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, and other news organizations. The conference and the Saudi Prince’s growing influence in News Corporation are among the subjects of a new December-A AIM Report that has just been posted at the AIM website (http://www.aim.org). The report raises the specter of Arab money influencing News Corporation and other U.S. media companies.”

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From Accuracy in Media December 16, 2008

“But Citigroup got $20 billion from the Treasury Department over the weekend of November 22/23—just before Thanksgiving—without any national debate or discussion at all. The Federal Reserve simply issued a press release announcing that the taxpayers were on the hook not only for the $20 billion but $306 billion in loans to the company. That’s on top of a previous $25 billion invested in the company by the Treasury Department.

Auto company executives may have flown to Washington, D.C. on private jets, as Bill O’Reilly and others noted, but Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has a major stake in Citigroup and also invests in the Fox News parent company, News Corporation, reportedly lives in a $100-million 317-room Riyadh palace. A nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, Alwaleed has been called the “Warren Buffett of the Gulf” and runs the Kingdom Holding Company.”

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From NPR September 1, 2010.

“The proposed construction of an Islamic center and mosque close to ground zero in New York City has inspired intense scrutiny from news outlets this month — and few have outstripped the Fox News Channel in their interest.

That’s especially true on Fox’s opinion-driven shows in the morning and evening hours. Familiar figures including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have repeatedly asked where the money for the center will come from.

Yet the parent company of Fox News shares a financial backer with the imam who is at the center of the firestorm. The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king. And through his philanthropies, Waleed has given generously to initiatives pursued by the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf.

But that connection has not been spelled out by Fox to viewers. Fox’s intense coverage of the Islamic center, combined with its lack of disclosure about the corporate connection to Waleed, has sparked scorn from some media critics and from liberals — including, repeatedly, from satirist Jon Stewart.”
“The prince had long been Murdoch’s business partner in News Corp. — but that year he arranged a share swap in which he obtained more than 30 million voting shares.” 
“Khan says he asked Waleed about anger in some Arab circles about the rhetoric heard on Fox, and the prince replied this way:

Look, I’m not there to direct the news policy, I’m there to invest in News Corp. — and hopefully they’ve got some sense to do news properly.”
But the neoconservative Muslim commentator Stephen Schwartz argues that the seeming tension between the prince’s investments and his charities provides evidence that he wants to keep one foot in Western business and political circles — and the other in radical Islamic camps.

“Al-Waleed bin Talal wants to be seen as a modernizer and a person who’s open to various points of view,” Schwartz, executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, tells NPR. “But it always comes back to the grievance paradigm.”

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From Citizen Wells February 6, 2011.

“Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck continue to insult concerned Americans who question Obama’s eligibility. They refer to them as birthers and right wing nuts. However, even Lou Dobbs while still at CNN asked why Obama doesn’t present a legitimate birth certificate.”

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From Citizen Wells April 1, 2011.

“On at least two occasions prior to age eighteen I was required to present an official, stamped, long form birth certificate obtained from the county of my birth in NC. Imagine someone on the Fox Network, which purports to be fair and balanced, someone who claims to do research and ask probing questions, using a birth announcement as proof of birth in a specific location on a specific date. Not just proof of birth for someone playing little league but someone who ran for and now occupies the White House. Well folks, we have such a person in Bill O’Reilly and he admitted it during the Donald Trump interview on Fox on March 30, 2011. Are you feeling really good about Fox?”

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From Citizen Wells June 22, 2011.

“Why does the article contain these statements?

“Expert: No Doubt Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Legit”

“But a leading software expert says there’s no doubt about its authenticity, and he dismisses claims of fraud as flat-out wrong.”

A disturbing trend has developed at Fox. Bill O’Reilly misled the American people for several years by stating that he had done research and that Obama was born in Hawaii. We recently got confirmation that he relied on the birth announcements. Now Jana Winter misrepresents what the Adobe software expert has said.

Did Fox make a deal with the devil?”

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