Time for Memorial Day to go? 1

By Tom Quiner

Memorial Day honors our soldiers in the armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country.

Our country calls these men and women heroes.

Quiner’s Diner honors them.

On the other hand, the mainstream media (MSM) questions them. MSNBC’S (the media mouthpiece to anything liberal) Chris Hayes questioned the valor of our fallen soliders:

“Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”?  I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.”

Some of our fallen soldiers were drafted. Some volunteered.

Chris Hayes is “uncomfortable” calling these Americans heroes except in certain situations best left for liberals to discern.

On the other hand, Quiner’s Diner, like the rest of the nation with their head screwed on straight, finds nothing problematic with calling them heroes.

We thank these heroes for their ultimate sacrifice for America.

The Mainstream Media’s “portrayal of [our brother] is incorrect” … Reply

By Tom Quiner

Don’t let the facts get in the way.

That seems to be the Mainstream Media’s modus operandi when it comes to destroying conservative politicians.

Quiner’s Diner reported on the Washington Post’s hit job on Mitt Romney in an earlier post today. Mr. Romney allegedly descended with a mob of friends on a gay classmate and forcibly cut his hair.

The classmate, John Lauber, is now deceased, but his sister, Christine, said the MSM’s account is wrong:

“The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family. Even if it did happen, John probably wouldn’t have said anything. If he were still alive today, he would be furious [about the story].”

The MSM has a specific narrative in mind, that Mitt Romney is a bad guy, and they will not let the facts get in the way to reelect their man, Barack Obama.

This story is just the latest chapter in the decline of responsible journalism.

Media bias 1

The president has admitted to drug use. Why didn’t the media pursue the story? Why didn’t they track down his friends from his high school and college years to learn more about this man who is transforming the value system of our nation from the top-down? The young Barack Obama’s life is largely a mystery. On the other hand, they are digging deep into Mitt Romney’s past, not out of journalistic integrity, but out of a desire to find dirt … More…