Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I had the opportunity to interview Lester Kinsolving for the upcoming May 9th show. Those familiar with Kinsolving most likely know him as a member of the White House Press Corps. or as a writer for World Net Daily. However, what many may not know is that he was the only journalist in San Francisco who was reporting on the dangers of Jim Jones several years before the Jonestown massacre which happened on November 18th, 1978. Kinsolving, as a writer for the San Francisco Examiner in 1972, saw Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple as something that very much needed to be investigated.

We discussed the newly released book about him, titled "GADFLY: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving - White House Watchdog", which was written by his daughter, Kathleen. Les wrote eight articles exposing Jones in 1972, with the first one published on the front page of the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Examiner on September 17th of that year. When Kinsolving showed up for work on Tuesday, September 19th - the day the third installment was to appear - he was greeted by an angry mob of Jones' supporters; community organizers might be the best way to describe them. Subsequently, the Examiner did not run the rest of the eight articles Kinsolving wrote.

In my interview with Kinsolving, we spoke extensively about his experience investigating the Peoples Temple as well as his being #2 on Jim Jones' hit list. It can be argued that the media's refusal to report on Jim Jones for so many years contributed greatly to the tragic end in Georgetown, Guyana. Kinsolving told one reporter that he had "Blood on his hands".

I find it incredibly unfortunate that Kinsolving is often portrayed by the media and even Robert GIbbs, White House press Secretary, as someone to be marginalized and considered a bit kooky. When you read about Kinsolving being the only reporter to so doggedly pursue Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, you will find yourself wondering why this man isn't the standard by which journalism is measured. Then you realize the state of media today and the senselessness of it all only makes it more surreal. Kinsolving should have as many Pulitzer prizes as Michael Phelps has gold medals. Instead, he's almost mocked as someone not to be taken seriously.

Please check out the May 9th show - either LIVE or via ARCHIVE podcast - as I ask Kinsolving about the entire experience. It takes up the bulk of the interview. In particular, I found most interesting, his response to my question about the reaction he received from other journalists after the mass suicide at Jonestown - journalists who had refused to listen to him for so many years.

On another note, has anyone in the media bothered to profile the ideology of Jim Jones? The answer is no but the reason is even more disturbing. Jim Jones was a Marxist and a Socialist. This video via the Anti-Communist website is a must-see. The multiple recordings of Jones and others in this video are bone chilling. Be sure to watch because what happened at Jonestown was a consequence of following socialism, as are the riots taking place in Greece right now.


This is an utterly amazing video montage from Verum Serum, originally captured by C-SPAN 2. It is from a speech Barney Frank gave at the National Press Club on December 11, 2006. This was a month after huge Republican losses in the elections. As a result, the Democrats would control congress. That included Frank being named head of the House Financial Services Committee only weeks after this speech.

More at Verum Serum. As recently as this week, Frank sent a letter to the White House urging them to fight the Republicans, who wanted strict oversight and regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac included in the current Wall Street reform bill. This level of gall is amazing since Fannie & Freddie are the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) most responsible for the mortgage crisis. POLITICO reported on May 5th:
In the memo, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, Frank made the case that Freddie and Fannie are being managed responsibly, and aren’t doing further economic damage to themselves now that they’ve been taken over by the government.
Click here to see a three minute montage of Barney Frank lies. In addition to his "Tulips" metaphor, the best part comes at the very end when Frank is surprisingly and forthrightly "frank" about himself. It just goes to show that the truth can never remain hidden.

h/t to Verum Serum


If you like rooting for the underdog, Arizona definitely qualifies. It's a fist-pumper. This ad is akin to a Big Play late in the fourth quarter that keeps the underdog in the game. Earlier this week, New York Senator Chuck Schumer attempted to get Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to delay implementation of SB 1070 for one year until the Feds could come up with something. The answer Schumer got back was a resounding no.

Now this ad comes out and it absolutely skewers Obama and the federal government over their ineptitude when it comes to protecting America's borders. So far, Brewer isn't blinking. If she continues to stand her ground, she may find herself being welcomed with the open arms of a very frustrated majority of Americans for many years to come.

h/t to Hot Air
Accuracy in Media
American Spectator
American Thinker
Big Government
Big Journalism
Doug Ross
Flopping Aces
Fox Nation
Fox News
Free Republic
The Hill
Hope for America
Hot Air
Hot Air Pundit
Jawa Report
Jihad Watch
Michelle Malkin
Naked Emperor News
National Review
New Zeal Blog
News Real
Pajamas Media
Red State
Right Wing News
Say Anything
Stop Islamization of America
Verum Serum
Wall Street Journal
Washington Times
Watts Up With That
Web Today
Weekly Standard
World Net Daily

Blog Archive