Dems: Santelli CNBC Rant Was ‘Staged’

Some Democrats are accusing CNBC of “staging” Rick Santelli’s rant. An article on a blog at Playboy started it all, and Democrats are latching on.

If the irony in this accusation got any richer, Mayor Bloomberg would ban it for being too fatty:

But was Santelli’s rant really so spontaneous? How did a minor-league TV figure, whose contract with CNBC is due this summer, get so quickly launched into a nationwide rightwing blog sensation? Why were there so many sites and organizations online and live within minutes or hours after his rant, leading to a nationwide protest just a week after his rant?

What hasn’t been reported until now is evidence linking Santelli’s “tea party” rant with some very familiar names in the Republican rightwing machine, from PR operatives who specialize in imitation-grassroots PR campaigns (called “astroturfing”) to bigwig politicians and notorious billionaire funders.

Daily Kos smells a rat:

If this article is correct, then CNBC has staged the news, not just a single incident, but a whole string of discussions and programs that have been at the center of CNBC’s programming since Santelli’s staged rant. And from the evidence — including the fact that the website used to organize the so-called tea party was created well in advance by the same right wing sources who orchestrated the Obama-Ayers story — it appears that at least some of those involved were in on the scam.

Wow, a television network being used to forward conservative agendas would be big news! Because, as we all know, television networks are only supposed to be used to forward liberal agendas.

True, if it did happen the way Dems are saying, it doesn’t make it right just because Democrats also do it — but it certainly does make it fair, and what liberal can argue with fairness?

The big media, from blowing up cars, to photoshopping “news” pictures, to peddling off doctored National Guard documents, to using “dead fish” in a report when in fact they had only been stunned for “test purposes,” to pushing “global warming” as fact, to their legendary liberal slant, is continually helping liberals get the outcomes they desire (and those are just the times they’re caught).

So watch out, CNBC, because if there’s one shred of truth to this, you’re going to be sued for copyright infringement for stealing the modus operandi of Democrats. CNBC could be guilty of flat-out lib-media plagiarism. And if it’s true, what CNBC is accused of doing isn’t even malicious — just, uh, “motivational.”

Sheesh… Republicans have one semi-organized protest in God knows how long, and it’s a “conspiracy.” That said, it didn’t take the “tea parties” very long to “hit the mark” — which is good news.

And if some GOP heavy hitters did stage this all in advance, would the “tea party” protests really have been as rag-tag, haphazard and makeshift as they were? Considering who our presidential nominee was, strike that last question.

Reasons Barack Obama Was Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize committee has chosen a record 205 candidates to be in the running for this year’s award, and among them is U.S. President Barack Obama.

The Nobel people have a history of carefully finding only the most peaceful people to represent everything their prize stands for. PLO terrorist Yassir Arafat is among past winners, as is Betty Williams, who not long ago said she could “kill Bush.” Thug-hugger Jimmy Carter and panic-peddler Al Gore have also won the Nobel Peace Prize, just in case the “peace” punchline needed a bigger payoff.

Earlier, while perusing the ‘net, I was reading the Gateway Pundit blog, which asked the question, “What exactly did Barack Obama do to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.”

In the spirit of the Nobels, several things came to mind.

Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize because…

…in a matter of weeks he’s liberated millions of Americans and their unborn descendents from the burdens that come with having our own money.

…he’s freed countless numbers of the unborn from being forced to grow up in a violent world.

…one of his good friends, William Ayers, hasn’t committed an act of domestic terrorism for decades.

…the media compares him to Lincoln and Reagan, who are credited with ending slavery and bringing down the Berlin Wall, so Obama must have made a similar contribution to peace or the media wouldn’t be making the comparisons… right?

…he’s a supporter of ACORN, the organization dedicated to non-violent election rigging.

…once another Fairness Doctrine is enacted, the country will be a much safer place because dissenting opinions will be tightly regulated.

…he’s pledged to close Gitmo so some of the world’s most dangerous terrorist suspects can no longer be abused by rogue, vicious members of the U.S. military.

…deadbeats will no longer have to drive to work in order to have their mortgages covered, cutting down on road rage incidents.

There’s one group that’s not voting for Obama to get the Peace Prize: Animals.