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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Readers Choice: The Top 50 Stories of 2014 #21-30

As it is our tradition, the last five days of the year we post which stories you enjoyed the most, based on total traffic the top fifty posts of the year. We've already posted #41-50, and #31-40, today we reveal your choices for top posts of 2014 #21-30:

#30 NY Times "Outs" Anti-Israel U.S. Negotiator Martin Indyk As Being On Payroll of Qatar Sept. 7:  Martin S. Indyk friend of Bill and Hillary, who was hired by John Kerry to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians (even though he does not like the Jewish state) was “outed” by the New York Times on Saturday. You see Indyk has a conflict of interest working on the Middle East conflict and being vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute, which is getting large donations from Qatar a country known to be huge donor to terrorist groups including Hamas.

#29 Joe Scarborough FLIPS OUT : Why Do Female Columnists Protect Bill Clinton's Misogyny? May 7: Wednesday's Morning Joe program began with a discussion of the negative reaction by female columnists to Monica Lewinsky's article in Vanity Fair. Those columns led host Joe Scarborough to launch into a 6+ plus minute rant against those columnists who, just like in the 1990s, attack Lewinsky and give Bill Clinton a free pass.

#28 AP Banned Jerusalem Reporters From Interviewing Prestigious Israeli Scholar Dec 2: Former AP journalist Matti Friedman wrote an article in the Atlantic, What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel, that explains how the Associated Press enforces an anti-Israel bias. In the piece Friedman reveals​ that well-known Israeli scholar Dr. Gerald Steinberg, Professor at Bar Ilan University and President of NGO Monitor, is the only person the AP Jerusalem bureau has ever subjected to an interview ban. Apparently the Associated Press is doing its best to protect anti-Israel NGOs.

#27 Barack Obama Cancelled Each Border Security Program Enacted By Bush #43--Deported Fewer Than Any POTUS Since Nixon Nov. 20: This President has done more to damage the effort to control who comes in and out of the country than any other President in recent history. He canceled the effort to build a security fence, he canceled the development of promising software, which would track non-citizens who came into and out of the country, and he has deported fewer illegals than any president since Richard Nixon (yes and I will prove it). With all that in mind, tonight President Obama will go beyond his constitutional powers and announce the granting of a short-term amnesty program for anywhere from 4-6 million illegal aliens.

#26 Bill Clinton Gets Caught On Camera Trashing Netanyahu At Harkin Steak Fry Sept.15: At the end of Sunday's Tom Harkin Iowa Steak Fry Bill Clinton was recorded bashing Bibi Netanyahu, agreeing that the prime minister was “not the man” to make peace with Palestinians. At the very end of the 3 Hour 15 minute C-Span coverage, the former President had an impromptu conversation with pro-Palestinian activists. If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace … Netanyahu is not the guy,” the activist told the ex-president. I agree with that,” Bubba clearly replied, apparently unaware his remarks were being recorded. Then he bragged about getting Ehud Barack to give Arafat everything he wanted including Jerusalem.

#25 The 68 Congressional Members Who Were Briefed On Enhanced Interrogation From 2001-2007 Dec. 10: While the media coverage of the Feinstein report is talking about what the "evil CIA" may have done to some prisoners and whether or not the information extracted from those prisoners was actionable, missing is a discussion of when the congress was briefed about the techniques used. To paraphrase a line from Howard Baker during the "Watergate Hearings," America wants to know, "What did Congress know and when did they know it?" Understand the purpose of this post is not to argue which interrogation was or wasn't torture, that will be handled in a later post, the purpose of this post is to point out the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party congressional members who sat in meetings with the CIA, being briefed on enhanced interrogation, and now 9-12 years after being briefed are mendaciously claiming surprise and horror. 

#24 Al Sharpton Led His First Anti-Semitic Race-Riot In Crown Heights, Twenty-Three Years Ago Today Aug. 19: Al Sharpton wasn't always an unrepentant MSNBC star, adviser to president Obama, and first-in-line to agitate a racial situation anywhere in the country. Twenty-three years ago a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against the Jewish people. The media gives it a politically correct description, violence between the area's Blacks and Jews. However the violence was not two-sided. The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood's Caribbean community, fueled in large part by Al Sharpton, the "Reverend" who does not believe in the commandment about "bearing false witness." Below is the full story of Sharpton's first Anti-Semitic pogrom (Freddy's Fashion Mart came four years later).

#23 Obama Distances Himself From Gruber-->But Gruber's All Over Whitehouse.Gov
Nov. 17: 
President Obama, trying to distance himself from Jonathan Gruber said Sunday that "The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run." If Gruber is some far away adviser not connected in any way to the administration on Obamacare why does he appear on so often. Below are just a few examples:

#22 Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) "At Least Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Caught Coming Across The Border In Texas" Oct. 7: Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) appeared on Greta Van Susteren's program Tuesday evening to discuss whether the US bombing of ISIS forces was having any effect. Instead of answering that question, Hunter kept saying the only way to protect Americans From ISIS was protection our southern border, and that ISIS fighters have already been caught at the border...actually he said it three times when Van Susteren cut him off (See video below)

#21 Hillary Clinton's Anti-Israel History June 6: An article appearing in the Jewish Daily Forward announced the formation of "Jewish Americans Ready For Hillary!" A truth those progressive Jews for Hillary ignore, with the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York’s Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009, except for the time she needed New York’s Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.

Tune in tomorrow for numbers 11-20

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