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Blago in “Victim TV Tour” Quotes MLK; But Transcript Quotes May Land Him in Jail

January 27, 2009

“You know, during times like this there’s a saying Dr. (Martin Luther) King had. ‘In the end, we remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.’ It’s a very lonely period. When things like this happen, people tend to be afraid to talk to you,” Governor Rod Blagojevich said today on The Early Show on CBS.

“I have two little girls and they are hearing a lot of bad things about their Dad,” Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said this morning on the CBS morning show with Harry Smith.

I thought I could hear a judge shout, “Irrelevant. Overruled.”

This is day two of the “Blago Is The Victim” tour on TV.

On the Early Show on CBS this Tuesday the Illinois Governor said, “If present trends continue, I’ll be out of work in the not-too-distant future. I’m not delusional in terms of what my likelihood of success is to convince those senators to give me a fair trial.”

” … It’s more important than me. It’s about the people who twice elected me. You can’t throw a governor out without giving that governor a chance to show he did nothing wrong. That’s what they’re doing. It’s a dangerous precedent.

“But if you’re asking me do I see myself like a modern-day Frank Capra movie, and I’m the Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper character, a guy idealistically trying to do what’s right for people, fighting a system, and then be pushed back? Yeah, I see myself that way.”

Yesterday the Illinois Governor compared himself to Martin L. King, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi.

Today Blago also quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. in his apparent effort to be more black and more sypathetic and more a victim.

Don’t expect Roland Burris, Oprah or Barack Obama to rush to his defense…..

Video:
http://vodpod.com/watch/1311348-blagojevich-
compares-himself-to-mlk-mandela-and-ghandi

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics
/2009/01/26/moos.blagojevich.blah.cnn

Related:
Governors Gone Wild: Paterson Cancels Swiss Ski Trip, Blago On TV, Arnold Stands Tall

From CBS:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/200
9/01/27/earlyshow/main4755190.shtml

From CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/0
1/26/blagojevich.tv/index.html

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By ANDREA ZELINSKI, Associated Press Writer

A day after Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s loudly proclaimed his innocence during a media blitz, the governor’s more private words are to take center stage at his impeachment trial.

The state Senate was expected Tuesday to hear secretly made wiretaps of Blagojevich allegedly discussing how he could benefit from his appointment power.

Blagojevich never denied the remarks federal prosecutors attribute to him, but insists they were taken out of context and he did nothing illegal.

The impeachment trial — the first for a U.S. governor in more than 20 years — opened Monday with House-appointed prosecutor David Ellis telling senators he will show that Blagojevich “repeatedly and utterly abused the powers and privileges of his office.”

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090127/a
p_on_re_us/illinois_governor_impeachment

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Oprah, Britney, China, ‘If U Seek Amy’ and What Next Rod Blagojevich?

January 26, 2009

China says there is porn everywhere and has shut down over 1,000 web sites to show who’s boss.  Britney Spears supporters say her new album “Circus” is all about fun but critics say she is spelling a nasty word for intercourse in the song about Amy.

And Rod Blagojevich is saying his impeachment is not aboout selling the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama and he is pleading his case on TV and everywhere else….

Blago says he thought about naming Oprah to the Senate….

Here’s what we think: China cares nothing for public morality but it does want to totally control all media so that pro-democracy messages and movements are difficult.

Britney is just trying to make money.

Oprah would be a horrible senator as she doesn’t do her homework.  But then, that is where a lot of people go when they don’t do their homework.

And screw Blago….

Related:
Internet: Do You Really Believe China Cares About Porn, Public Morality?

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From New York Daily News

Britney Spears is back, annoying parent groups with a new song they say is a crude lyrical trick that doesn’t belong on the airwaves.

The song’s title, “If U Seek Amy,” is sung in such a way as to sound like a crass entreaty instead of advice for finding a girl, according to the Parents Television Council.

“There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” council President Tim Winter said of the third single from Spears’ new album, “Circus.”

Officials from Spears’ label, Jive, could not be reached for comment.

From:
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/01/21/
2009-01-21_britney_spears_comes_under_fire_fo
r_cras.html

Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "Circus" and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008.    (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to promote her new album “Circus” and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Oprah’s Literary Liars Club: Who Is Responsible?

January 17, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, as near as we can tell, has never and will never take responsibility for anything.  She is currently blaming former guest Herman Rosenblat as a liar.  He’s guilty of  getting on her show more than once with a story that was never true.

Careful historians could have told Oprah on day one that Rosenblat’s story could never have been true under the rule of Nazi, Germany.

Oprah also avoided being truthful and taking responsibility when reporters said a pediphile on Oprah’s payroll at her school in Africa was preying upon young people….

CNN said, “Winfrey personally selected the school’s 152 pupils.”

So who selected the teachers and staff?

Gag!

Related:
 Oprah, Worth $1.5 Billion or More, Fails To Do Her Work

CNN: Teacher Arrested At Oprah’s School
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ
/TV/11/02/arrest.oprah.school/

Video from Gawker:
http://gawker.com/5133444/oprah-lets-her-fr
iends-do-the-talking-about-her-literary-liars-club

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Oprah Winfrey broke her silence Friday about former guest Herman Rosenblat, saying she’s “very disappointed” in his now discredited story about meeting his future wife in a Nazi concentration camp.

“That’s what happens with lies,” Winfrey said on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired Friday. “They get bigger and bigger and bigger.”

Rosenblat, a 79-year-old resident of North Miami Beach, Fla., and his wife Roma have appeared twice on Winfrey’s show. Winfrey said he had planned to appear again to “explain himself,” but the man’s lawyers scuttled that.

By JIM SUHR, Associated Press Writer

In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The ... 
In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Rosenblat’s tale of a little girl throwing apples over a barbed-wire fence to him every day at a sub-camp of Buchenwald in the 1940s was endearing, Winfrey said.

“And he told that story and I was crying, everybody was crying,” Winfrey said.

Winfrey noted that the couple did have an unusual story.

“They have been married for 50 years and he was, indeed, in a concentration camp and so was she,” Winfrey said.

Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), had planned to release Rosenblat’s memoir “Angel at the Fence” in February. But after scholars, friends and family members challenged him, Rosenblat acknowledged the story was untrue and Berkley pulled the book.

A planned feature film about Rosenblat’s story still is scheduled to begin production this year, with producer Harris Salomon saying the script may note the “fabricated elements of their wartime love story.”

Read the rest from the AP:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/a
p_on_en_tv/winfrey_holocaust_story

Oprah, Worth $1.5 Billion or More, Fails To Do Her Work

December 30, 2008

Oprah is starting to remind me of the scum of Wall Street that got away with huge money while the customer got screwed.

In Oprah’s case, the customer is you and me.  Oprah’s work is to check out and bring us good things to read and watch.

Because of her poor research, Oprah got taken.  Then she took us all for a ride.

More precisely, Oprah allowed herself to be taken.

Again.

Oprah, like many of us, often fails to do her homework.

But the lesson of credibility, often learned once some or all credibility is lost, is that to remain in high esteem in the kind of work Oprah Winfrey has chosen, one must be right most of the time.

And that means even the Queen of daytime TV has to do her homework — or just make sure her staff does theirs.

Oprah gets paid handsomely for doing her homework.  She just doesn’t always do it.

Related:
Oprah’s Literary Liars Club: Who Is Responsible?

Forbes reported during 2007 that Oprah’s yearly pay was $260 Million — and that she was worth $1.5 Billion

Oprah was, frankly, taken in by a fraud when she discovered Herman Rosenblat’s memoir, “Angel at the Fence.”

By dubbing a fraud “the single greatest love story” ever featured by Oprah, the megastar calls into question her exact criteria for greatness.

Just as Oprah was shocked to find evil behavior at her girls’ school in Africa, Oprah got a black eye on a book because she never really investigated its lineage.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls had Oprah’s money and Oprah’s prestige and Oprah’s cachet but none of Oprah’s supervision, direction or involvement.

And Oprah cried when she found out what was going on at her school.

Cha-ching.

Well, the buck stops here.

Oprah is a fraud.

We hope Oprah has enough sense (and time) to sort all this out and do her homework with more diligence.

People trust you, Oprah, which brings certain responsibility…..You have all the money anyone could want: now how about trying to be real.  Honest.  A semi-journalist.
 


Photo: Getty Images 

By Richard Rusher
Peace and Freedom

Related:
http://princesimon.wordpress.com/2008/
12/30/oprah-winfrey-duped-again-holoc
aust-greatest-love-story-is-fake/

http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/12
/29/why-is-oprah-so-damn-stupid/?refe
rer=sphere_related_content/

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Professor Ken Waltzer, the director of Michigan State University’s Jewish Studies program, said the book “Angel at the Fence,” “was at the far end of implausibility, yet until yesterday, no one connected with packaging, promoting, and disseminating it asked questions about or investigated it. Some actively resisted such investigation and tried to shut mine down.”

By Emily Friedman
ABC News

Unfortunately for Oprah Winfrey, some stories really are too good to be true.

Herman Rosenblat’s memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” deemed by Winfrey as “the single greatest love story” she’s ever featured on her show, may now be coined by some as the single phoniest love story, after the author admitted he fabricated the story of how he and his wife met at a Nazi concentration camp.

They did not, as Rosenblat falsely wrote in the book, meet at a concentration camp during World War II, where Rosenblat claimed his wife had thrown him apples and bread over the barbed-wire fence that separated them.

In reality, Rosenblat and his wife, Roma, were set up on a blind date in New York years after the war was over.

Read the rest:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=6543206&page=1

Related from CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/30/
holocaust.hoax.love.story/index.html

Obama “Invocation”: Who Needs God? He’s ‘The One’…

December 18, 2008

Barack Obama is in trouble with gays for asking anti-same-sex-marriage Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration.

But many in the media have dubbed Barack Obama “The One” so who needs God anyway?

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren participates in a panel ... 
Rick Warren: Job with no purpose.  The One has already agreed to arrive….by limo….

Barack Obama has been asked to “invoke” or call down God upon His January inauguration in an invokation.  But the media believes Mr. Obama is The One so who needs the God? 

The Boss will be there  But the real thing is The One.

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Above: The Boss

Don’e get mad at Reverend Warren: he has succeeded already in invoking The Master: we believe The One will be there….

Barack Obama
Above: The One?

 The One Calls Down God to Washington

By Roxanne Roberts
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 18, 2008; Page C01

Forget the millions on Metro, and the bus caravans inching in from beyond the Beltway. Barack Obama‘s inauguration is destined to create the greatest red-carpet gridlock in the history of the Federal City.
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Oprah at the Kennedy Center. Yo-Yo Ma at the swearing-in. Sting at the Harman Center.

Consider all the stars circling The One: Aretha Franklin, Spike Lee, Melissa Etheridge, Lou Gossett Jr., Ashley Judd, Dick Gregory, LL Cool J and T.I., for starters. And the rumor mill is loudly buzzing that Bruce Springsteen (and his new album), Kanye West and Will.I.Am just might drop by.

(Baloncici)Read the rest:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/17/AR2008121703827.html

Supporters say that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon. Probably not right for an
inauguration….Obama was a member of  Wright’s
church and contributed money for some 20 years….

Related:
Obama Picked Pastor Rick Warren Why? Not The “Wright” Choice for Obama….