- WND - http://www.wnd.com -
Impeachment: The media react
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 10/23/2009 @ 12:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
It has been a wild two weeks since we announced the new website www.impeachobamacampaign.com on the pages of WorldNetDaily. A firestorm has been ignited in the blogosphere, on talk radio and in the media over the issue. The debate has been so feverish that one liberal blogger has even labeled Floyd, “the most dangerous man in America.” We thought it was time to review their arguments.
Most of the liberal blogs ignored the charges outlined against President Obama. Instead, they attempted to deflect issue questions by attacking WorldNetDaily, Joseph Farah or Floyd. This is clearly the case on Huffington Post, which wrote: “WorldNetDaily – the hard-right website that has trafficked the most outlandish rumors about the Obama presidency, including pushing the ‘birther’ conspiracy – is now circulating an article suggesting that the president should be booted from office. The effort is being spearheaded by the longtime GOP operative Floyd Brown, who has launched his own online Impeach Obama Campaign. On Thursday, Floyd took to WND to ask: ‘Is it time to whisper the word “impeachment”?’”
Rachel Maddow on MSNBC echoed Huffington Post as she ranted for over seven minutes about the new campaign.
We expected these attacks, but the more unexpected attacks were from some conservative blogs, the largest being HotAir.com. Here, Ed Morrissey opined, “When the grass roots come together for events like Western CPAC, it usually brings together a great deal of energy as well as a wide idea (sic) of ideas, some better than others. One of the worst – and worst defended – ideas at WCPAC comes from Floyd Brown, whose ImpeachObamaCampaign.com is one of the sponsors for this event. In his speech this morning, Brown misstates history, draws ridiculous parallels to the Nazi era and takes the wrong lessons from the Clinton impeachment, which at least had the virtue of coming from an actual impeachable offense.”
The most disappointing part of the Morrissey comments is his lack of interest in the driving issues. Instead of tackling the real issues that are compelling activists to call for impeachment, he tried to dispute peripheral issues of the process.
These real impeachment issues include, but are not confined to:
Attacks by HotAir.com or anyone in the media, for that matter, have not had any impact on the vibrancy of the impeachment campaign. Americans are rightly concerned about these issues and changes Obama is making to our nation. Since its recent launch, over 50,000 American citizens have joined the campaign and signed the articles of impeachment. People want to use impeachment to stop the Obama agenda.
Article printed from WND: http://www.wnd.com
URL to article: http://www.wnd.com/2009/10/113737/
© Copyright 1997-2013. All Rights Reserved. WND.com.