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1.) Obama 2012: “Perfectly Incoherent”— Proving its strong stand for free speech, the Obama administration asked YouTube to take down the movie trailer for “Innocence of Muslims” because those attacking our embassies around the world were demanding it. This is not a joke. Jessica Stanton reports for TheDC:
“’The film was simply an act of free speech. The position of the United States should be clear. Violence was not caused by any film,’ said [law professor Jonathan] Turley. ‘Free speech is not a characteristic of America. It defines being an American.’ Turley added that the administration has done ‘unprecedented harm’ to principles of free speech. White House press secretary Jay Carney has denied that the White House asked YouTube to censor the video, a position Turley called ‘perfectly incoherent.'”
It’s not yet too late for the president to change his campaign slogan from “Forward” to “Perfectly Incoherent: Obama 2012.” What the slogan lacks in positivity some may say it would make up for in honesty.
2.) Obama admin prostrates itself — Responding to the mobs attacking our embassies around the world, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attacked a filmmaker of a film almost no one has ever seen and may only exist as a trailer. TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports:
“Rice reiterated the Obama administration’s claim that an anti-Islam movie … is responsible for the turmoil. ‘First of all, let’s be clear about what transpired here,’ Rice said. ‘What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi, in many other parts of the region was a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear that it’s reprehensible and disgusting. We also have been very clear in saying that there’s no excuse for violence. We have condemned it in the strongest possible terms. We have said that there’s no excuse for violence.'”
Wow. Truly stunning.
3.) Worst movie reviews ever — The reviews are in for “Innocence of Muslims” and they are not good. Indeed, some people hated the movie trailer so much they want to kill the director. TheDC’s Gregg Re reports:
“Social media websites are flush with death threats for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the newly unmasked 55-year-old filmmaker behind the anti-Islam film that is being blamed for nearly a week of violent unrest in the Middle East. Nakoula was detained briefly over the weekend in California after federal officials questioned whether the production of the film violated the terms of his probation, which stemmed from a 2010 arrest for bank fraud. In response to security concerns, law enforcement kept him under heavy guard during his transport to a local police station. ‘Insallah [God willing], we will kill him,’ one Facebook user, Shayan Khan, wrote from Karachi, Pakistan.”
Geez. Even the makers of Battlefield Earth weren’t subject to such reviews.
4.) Call me, crazy — Former Gov. Jesse “The Body” Ventura weighed in on the turmoil in the Middle East and, as you might expect, he provided the type of levelheaded analysis he has come to be known for. Just kidding. TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein (ME!) reports:
“Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, an avid and prolific conspiracist, says it’s possible the U.S. government is intentionally inflaming the current turmoil in the Middle East. ‘Who knows what caused it? Let’s remember the CIA’s job is to go out and create wars,’ Ventura told The Daily Caller during an extensive interview. Pressed on whether he really believes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the attacks on America’s embassies in the Middle East, Ventura said, ‘I have no idea, but I don’t trust my government if that’s what you’re asking me. They’ve lied to me too many times recently.'”
5.) Poll of the Day: Warren up in MA — Western New England University Polling Institute of Massachusetts Senate race: Incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown 44%, Elizabeth Warren 50%.