Media Report August 12th 2015

ELDER PATRIOT – It looks like Hillary Clinton is about to be foisted on her own petard.  As Glenn Greenwald points out in his article “Hillary Clinton on the Sanctity of Protecting Classified Information” on, Hillary pretended to have zero tolerance for America’s protectors playing fast and loose with classified information while she was Secretary of State.

In 2011, soldier Bradley Manning was court-martialed for publicly disseminating classified and unclassified military and diplomatic documents deemed sensitive.  None were deemed top-secret.  At the time Hillary was already using a non-government server for keeping and exchanging classified information that had limited or no encryption protecting it but still castigated Manning.

Manning received a 35-year sentence.  What should Hillary get for far more egregious offenses?  Democrats’ party faithful believe she should get the next eight years in the White House.  This says a lot about them that ain’t pretty.  Law abiding people believe she’s more deserving of 80 years in the Big House.


Real Clear Politics reports that Barack Obama included this doozy in his remarks about the Iran nuke deal: “I’ve done more than any other president to strengthen Israel’s security.”

This brings to mind the words of Hitler’s Master Propagandist Joseph Goebbels who said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

This must be why Obama lobbied so hard to keep Benjamin Netanyahu from addressing Congress.


The U.K. Guardian has reported that over 3,500 American citizens have been held at a secret detention facility known as Homan Square over the past decade.  Records obtained by the Guardian confirm that only three received visits from attorneys.

Most significant is the fact that 82% of the detainees were black and that over two-thirds of the detentions occurred while Rahm Emanuel has been mayor.

Why doesn’t Obama have something to say about what appears to be a clear violation of civil rights law?  Emanuel had previously served as Obama’s Chief-of-Staff, that’s why.


The Washington Post leads with the headline:  “Sen. Schumer’s opposition to Iran nuclear deal draws swift backlash.”

Seems when a Republican steps across the aisle they’re being a statesman but when a Democrat has the temerity to break party rank they are guilty of a severe transgression.

It must be comforting to know that when you send your Democrat to Washington he is expected to no longer represent your interests or those of your district.


USA Today is a willful participant as a propaganda arm of the Administration.  Their reporting is so skewed that it sometimes passes over into being a bald-faced lie.

Their recent article about Bernie Sanders backing Obama’s agreement with Iran is a case in point.  The very first sentence lays the groundwork for the Big Lie: “Senator Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced Friday he will support an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program.”

Rather than limit Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear arsenal, the agreement paves the way for it.  We know Obama views Israel as an inconvenience best dispatched of, but Bernie?

It appears Bernie Sanders is just another politician governed by greed and avarice and that he wants the presidency enough to paint Hillary into a political corner for her defense of Israel and her reliance on the Jewish vote.


The Washington Post reports that Black Lives Matter protestors stormed the stage ending a Sanders campaign rally.

The question I have for their organizers is “how much more do black lives matter?”

They are already the largest per capita recipients of government expenditures for programs designed to help them, and their employment and admissions are guaranteed over more highly qualified white candidates.

If they’re hinging their movement on the deaths of miscreants like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin they’ll get no sympathy here.  Other people, including the police, have a right to be safe in their communities as well.  After all, we’re funding their place at the table ahead of our own children.


The Boston Herald has released a poll that shows Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton 44% to 37% in New Hampshire.

This is the best of what the Democrats have to offer.  Make of it what you will.

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Elder Patriot has a bachelor degree in political science and an MBA. He has worked in management for major corporations and as an entrepreneur. He has sat on boards as both a director and as a trustee. His interaction with media members, senators and representatives has been significant and form the basis for his writings and his beliefs.
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