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Friday, January 13, 2012

Dana Loesch , Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Reichwing Radical Dana "foot-in mouth" Loesch

UPDATE: Since writing this blog early this am, and after the onslaught of angry CNN viewers complaining too CNN about Loesch - she has now posted a redaction or twist on her blog "backstroking" her way to continued CNN employment. What a tool!

BACKGROUND: I have done many blogs on "dear Dana". From the annuls/archives/vault of NFTOS, my favorite quote to Loesch via an email from photographer Steven Treusdell:
Our researchers came up with this quote from a left wing friend of Loesch's (which honesty astonishes the bloggers of NFTOS that she has Democratic pals). Quoting photographer Steven Treusdell who has no problem calling out dear Dana... "You have the character of a hate radio DJ down pat," Truesdell wrote in an e-mail to Loesch in October. "Your continued rise in this arena will be fun to watch. You have the aggression, the looks, and the vocab to go far in 'Hate broadcasting' and right wing idolatry. Do be careful though, one day the outrage you urge in others will turn to violence and innocent people will die in your name. This is assured. That is a lot to live with, even when one has Religious righteousness and a fervent belief in their absolute rightness. I hope when that day comes you can live with the results of what you have sown."

CNN political contributor and Editor-in-Chief of Big Journalism Dana Loesch came out in support of the video showing US Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters during her radio show Thursday on FM News Talk 97.1.

From Loesch's radio show:
“Now we have a bunch of progressives that are talking smack about our military because there were marines caught urinating on corpses, Taliban corpses,” Loesch opined. “Can someone explain to me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone pees on the corpse of a Taliban fighter? Someone who, as part of an organization, murdered over 3,000 Americans? I’d drop trou and do it too. That’s me though. I want a million cool points for these guys. Is that harsh to say? Come on people, this is a war. What do people think this is?”

The Marine Corps previously had released a statement condemning the solider’s actions as “egregious, disgusting behavior.”

From CNN:
"I have seen the footage, and I find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement. "I condemn it in the strongest possible terms."

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos said in a statement the behavior is "wholly inconsistent with the high standards of conduct and warrior ethos that we have demonstrated throughout our history."

Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, deputy commander of ISAF, called the actions on the video "disgusting."

"Any acts which treat the dead, enemy or friendly, with disrespect are utterly unacceptable and do not represent the standards we expect of coalition forces," Bradshaw said in a video statement. He said he was speaking on behalf of Allen, who is out of the country.

"It is difficult to say what long-term impacts this might have, and I would hesitate to get into speculation, but obviously any sort of footage, any sort of activity of this kind that is grossly against all the moral values that the coalition forces are standing for are very much working against our cause and against everything that we are standing for and that we are here for," said Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, a NATO ISAF spokesman.

Well like most chicken hawks, Loesch has never dawned a uniform to defend her county. Dana's idea of service to country encompasses screaming at courthouse lawns with megaphones in tow.

Loesch's  comments put the talk radio host out on the fringe where even Rush Limbaugh won't go. RUSH LIMBAUGH -- responded to the video by saying there is "no defense of this". 

 I say, "finding a fringe where even Rush Limbaugh won't go is pretty extreme"...

When I first started my media firm - it was Loesch whom stirred the blogger in me. Two years ago there was a plethora of youtube videos showing Loesch in many radical moments spitting into the megaphone, apparently she has had most of them pulled, and rightly so as they painted a ungodly picture of Miss Dana.

NFTOS has challenged CNN often with regards to their hiring of Loesch as a "political commentator". Hopefully this final stage of foot in mouth disease gets Loesch what she so rightly deserves, a ticket back to Andy Breitbart office as his reichwing " 'big journelisms" goto girl.

Lessons learned: If your going to piss on dead enemies, don't video it and post to youtube, but most importantly, don't come out on "conservative" talk radio condoning or giving the green light too this action -for you endanger many thousands of boots in the theater of war with such incendiary blather.

Roger West