LIONEL PODCAST: The Media Have Become the Rodeo Clown

Behold the rodeo clown media. The primary job of the rodeo clown or bullfighter is to protect a fallen rider from the bull by distracting the bull away from the downed rider and providing an alternative target for the bull to attack, whether the rider has been bucked off or has jumped off the animal. That’s the definition. American media seek to divert your attention away from a host of issues they haven’t the time, inclination or knowledge of to handle fairly and accurately.

While you cared about Ragtime DT and Megyn, ISIS and Turkey were in the news over the weekend. And not just tangentially.

The US Mission to NATO has confirmed that Washington is deploying six F-16 Fighting Falcon jets to Turkey. They are heading to the Incirlik Air Base in the south of the country to help NATO in their fight against Islamic State. The US representatives to the alliance initially made the announcement on their Twitter feed. Aside from the six fighter jets, two other military aircraft will be travelling to Turkey the 31st Fighter Wing based at Aviano Air Base, Italy. [RT]

The United States and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, are committed to the fight against ISIL in the pursuit of peace and stability in the region,” a statement, released later, added. [RT]

On Sunday, six F-16 fighter planes and 300 airmen of the 31st Fighter Wing from the Aviano Air Base in Italy arrived at the Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. This detachment, from the same unit that played a major role in the 2011 NATO “responsibility to protect” bombing mission in Libya, are to begin the first manned bombing campaigns in Syrian airspace against ISIS from Incirlik. The bombing campaign could bear positive fruits; already a UAV has launched attacks against ISIS and al-Nusra. But with Congress on a six-week break and Obama on holiday, the machinations of the treacherous General Allen-Erdogan axis could go into motion once more. Allen’s modus operandi is to attempt policy shifts while Obama is out of town. [TWSP]

Why? Herein I tell you and explain the causes and sources of our media misdirection. Listen, my children, and you shall fear.

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