Posts Tagged ‘Rick Perry’

Is Rick Perry a threat?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I don’t find him to be threatening, but media attacks immediately following his announcement to run for President would indicate that someone finds him threatening.    And it’s not just media making mountains out of mole hills about what Rick Perry did or didn’t say, the two example I ran across today show that truth is not an obstacle for media attacks on Rick Perry.

The Bellingham Herald/AP story today was headlined “Perry says he doesn’t believe in global warming” yet according to the article he actually didn’t say that he doesn’t believe in global warming.  What Rick Perry actually said is that he does not believe in manmade global warming and that he questions the original idea that manmade global warming is what is causing the climate to change.  There is a fundamental difference between the phrase “global warming” and “manmade global warming” and if you think there isn’t a difference, then you should look into it.  Ignoring the difference is a tool that the left uses to label some people as global warming deniers and thus incompetent.  Luckily there are enough rational thinkers out there to call even AP on this that by this afternoon the article was retitled “Perry expresses doubts on manmade global warming.”

The second example I ran across was from MSNBC.  They purposely edited Rick Perry to again misrepresent what he said.  I’m sure millions of MSNBC viewers won’t ever know they were lied to, but luckily for the rest of us we have media watchdogs out there.

 

and to make things worse, MSNBC actually had Al Sharpton build on this lie with another attack spot on Rick Perry.

Link to original story I view.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speaks to Republican Leadership Conference

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

From the Donald Trumps, to the Herman Cains and on to the more mainstream politicians like Mitt Romney, at this very early point in the 2012 election it’s pure entertainment to watch those who think they have what it takes to make a run for the Oval Office. At some point the entertainment value has to give way to the serious contention and at that point I’d love to see someone with the conservative values, the passion and the proven track record of a Gov. Rick Perry in the race.