Saturday, November 17

Hostess files for bankruptcy; MSM spins it to help Dems

You probably heard about the Hostess Baking company closing--going out of business.

Of course the reason the MSM published the story was because of the obvious great 'hook' about it being "The end of the Twinkie."  Otherwise the story of one more in the long list of businesses folding under the fabulous economy of Obozo and the Democrats--those wonderful, pro-business stalwarts of the free market!--would be of no interest to the libs.

Ooops!  Mainstream-Media Action Alert!:  Un-do Hostess closing story!  Can't let the sheeple hear anything negative about the Glorious Leader's economy (ably assisted by people like Harry Reid and Nancy "Have to pass the bill to see what's in it" Pelosi)!

Oooh, what to do, what to do??  Solution !!:  Re-write the story as "a bunch of vulture capitalists--just like Bain Capital, run by that eeevil Mittt Rommmney--*voluntarily chose* to close a going company and throw 18,000 hard-working, family-supporting workers out on the street for no reason whatsoever!

See how much better that reads?

The MSM gets a two-fer:  A slam on eeebil capitalists, and a "Democrats are there to help poor workin' folk when da eeebil capitalists throw 'em out on da street."

You probably think I'm kidding--that this is just wacko conspiracy stuff.  In that case, click on the link above.  It goes not to Fox News but to the left-leaning Politico site.  Study the pic of AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka and tell me your guess as to his psychological outlook.

So does Politico treat Trumka's prepared statement with the contempt it so richly deserves?

If you've been on this planet more than 30 years you know that answer.  Here's the 3rd graf:
“What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”
In case that was too subtle to hammer home the evils of "crony capitalism" (but not Obama crony capitalism, of course!), Politico took another swing:
Trumka’s comparing Hostess to Bain comes after an election in which former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was criticized for co-founding Bain Capital.

The union leader took the workers’ the side, saying Hostess’ leaders and policies were “wrecking America.”
Did you see what they did there?  The "...comes after an election in which..." has absolutely nothing to do with the Hostess story.  Nothing.  But the leftist staff at Politico seizes an opportunity to link the Republican candidate to Bain Capital--which is important because the folks who invested in Hostess were...you know, a bunch of capitalists, like Romney.  See the connection?

This is the Democrat party today.  Either they truly believe what they write--which suggests cluelessness--or they're deliberately trying to mislead.

Left's message to America:  Investors shouldn't want to make a profit, but should invest their money simply to give people jobs.  Oh, and good jobs paying well above minimum-wage.

Yeh, dat's da ticket.  I'd say "Let us know how well that works for ya," but of course it *does* work.  For awhile, at least. 

Just like it did for the former Soviet Union.


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