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The Media’s Ukraine Hocus-Pocus

Posted on | March 4, 2014 | 71 Comments

How many times do you have to watch the same magic trick before you start getting wise to the fact that the rabbit was never in the hat to begin with? The media’s approach to any controversy or scandal involving President Obama begins with two basic premises:

  1. Everything Obama does is right and good;
  2. Any critic who says otherwise is wrong and bad.

This has been the way with everything from the 2009 “stimulus” bill to ObamaCare to Benghazi to the IRS scandal, and now we’re seeing the same method applied to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Don’t listen to Obama’s Ukraine critics: he’s
not ‘losing’ — and it’s not his fight

Michael Cohen, Guardian

No, American Weakness Didn’t Encourage
Putin to Invade Ukraine

Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

Translation: “That thing you thought you saw did not actually happen.”

In the initial reaction to Putin’s Crimean invasion, everyone saw it as an obvious embarrassment to Obama.

Then the clever liberals went to work, re-arranging the facts. Within a few days, they will have convinced us (a) that anyone who criticizes Obama for what happened in Ukraine is a neocon chickenhawk who wants to start World War Three, and (b) that Obama’s leadership in this crisis has been faultless, praiseworthy and arguably even heroic. Because in the eyes of liberals, it could never be otherwise.



71 Responses to “The Media’s Ukraine Hocus-Pocus”

  1. M. Thompson
    March 4th, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    It’s not our fight, but it’s showing how Russia is still Adam-Zad, the Bear that walks like a man. Also, what Mr. Churchill said about Russian desires. They aren’t looking for war, but they want the fruits of it, namely prestige, territory, and a bit of loot.

  2. Shawny
    March 4th, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    Exactly! Anyone who hasn’t noticed in all that time that this president is also not a friend to America just hasn’t been paying attention.

  3. Shawny
    March 4th, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    I hope it wasn’t to make Obama look like an incompetent fool…….because Obama already took care of that for him.

  4. Matt_SE
    March 4th, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    As I posted before, I think this is an elaborate hoax/feint by Putin to get the west to bail out Ukraine.

  5. Matt_SE
    March 4th, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

    Europe needs to beef up defenses in Poland, then start fracking. As the position solidifies, expand into Ukraine.

  6. Bob Belvedere
    March 4th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

    Do you take credit cards?

  7. SnivelingNeoDorks
    March 5th, 2014 @ 12:27 am

    Daddy rape you daily, or every other day? Fuckhead.

  8. SnivelingConDorks
    March 5th, 2014 @ 12:30 am

    I don’t support this President, but conservatives will always be worse. I look forward to the day, perhaps in a generation or so (since they’ve done such a stellar job of destroying conservative values in America)when you are completely extinct.

  9. RightWingFuckFaces
    March 5th, 2014 @ 12:34 am

    Really? What part of my assessment of the ass hat right wingers making their rounds on Fox is incorrect? They fucked up far more than this President did, and you know it, fuckface. You shitheads are being bred out of existence, and i support any initiative, no matter how radical, that destroys conservative, puritanical, judeo christian ethics. Just look how we’ve fucked you up on gay marriage alone. You cannot win.

  10. SnivelingRightWingers
    March 5th, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    I just admitted it, faggot. You really think Obama is the end of this process? LOL! In an another generation or so your value system will be completely finished. It’s already been so scapegoated, and demonized, and that will only continue. Sadly, you can’t even figure out where the lines of attack are, and how they’re going to finish you off. It’s a joy to watch your kind suffer in perpetual confusion. Once one has committed themselves to destroying the conservative agenda no initiative becomes too radical in order to reach that end.

  11. JeffS
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:50 am

    No doubt about it. You’re a lying sack o’ shit.

  12. Adjoran
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    If you took a poll of the Russian speakers and ethnic Russians in Crimea, you wouldn’t find 20% who prefer Russian rule. Even those who sympathize with Putin and Russia don’t want to be ruled by them – been there, done that, more freedom seems better, thanks.

    It’s a myth. There are some crazies there, but you could find some crazies in Texas who want to be part of Mexico, too.

  13. JeffS
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    Dollars to donuts, you’re that pro-Putin “Liberalism is Nonsense” troll a few threads back.

    You couldn’t win anyone over with your “kiss Putin’s ass” diatribe, so now you’re just crapping on the furniture, like any spoiled child not getting his way.

  14. JeffS
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    My, my! Stacy hit a nerve with this post.

    The lame stream media, Obama, Putin, Ukraine ….. that must be a magic combination to bring out the trolls.

  15. SnivelingConDorks
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    About? My support for Obama? Sorry, POTUS isn’t nearly radical enough for me. My desire is to see judeo/christian ethics, especially in terms of sex, and work, completely destroyed. It seems so much headway has been made in that department by pushing gay marriage alone. You guys are fucked! Hahahahaha!

  16. JeffS
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:59 am

    You’re lying about having a clue as to what you’re talking about.

    To yourself, anywho. Professional help is readily available, even under ObamaCare.

  17. Wombat_socho
    March 5th, 2014 @ 3:01 am


  18. joethefatman
    March 5th, 2014 @ 7:03 am

    Yeah, I’ve read that about Crimea. As for the Texas and the other border states, lord knows there are plenty of people that love the idea of reconquista.

  19. JeffS
    March 5th, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Who, me?


  20. Matt_SE
    March 5th, 2014 @ 11:56 am


    The takeaway: “the European Commission announced that it will provide Ukraine with 11
    billion euros ($15 billion) in financial assistance to Ukraine.”

    I’m not saying that this is the end of the matter, but things do seem to be going as I predicted:

    “Ukraine is broke. Someone will have to bail it out. Putin doesn’t want
    to do that, and would like to sucker the west into it. He can’t invade
    and get the bailout…nobody is going to bail out an occupied country.”

    P.S. Suck it, Dana and WarEagle82!

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