The first of many Fraudies for the Obama-worshipping, liberal hack?
by Larry Simons
December 23, 2009
Let me clear something up to some of you who may be wondering how I deem someone a fraud. A fraud, to me, is not just an imposter or someone who sets out to deceive. A fraud is also someone who intentionally omits glaring incriminating facts in order to advance one’s agenda. A fraud is a blatant hypocrite. A fraud is someone who enables comment moderation on their blog in order to prevent incriminating comments from being seen by other posters, in which the moderator would be forced to address, or otherwise appear for certain to be the big fraud that they are already being. Under just these three definitions, the title of fraud fits liberal blogger Andy Ostroy like a glove.
For his consistent hypocrisy and fraudiness throughout this entire year [that I have proven time and time again], it is only befitting that I bestow the honor of 2009’s RTO Fraud of the Year honors to Andy Ostroy.
The ironic thing about Ostroy being the new Fraudie winner is the fact that his articles used to be a cherished treasure here at Real Truth Online, until the night he shed his integrity and his soul. That night was November 4, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected the 44th President.
His articles used to be posted here when he wrote about the tragedy that was the Bush administration. Because I agreed with him, per se? No. Because they were truthful and impossible to refute. Since January 2009 [when I posted my very first anti-Ostroy article], Ostroy has been repeatedly caught red-handed in committing an act so many of his fellow liberals are guilty of as well: Holding one man and his party in higher esteem than this country and its founding documents.
This is the very thing that supporters of Bush were accused of: Holding Bush and their party [Republican] in higher regards than the Constitution. Along came people like Ostroy, doing the exact same thing, only standing on the opposite side of the political fence.
I wrote my first article in January rebuking Ostroy for writing an article titled, “I Want to be Black”. It was a near 500-word article that, if I summed up its message in one sentence, would be titled, “Who cares if Obama is qualified to be President, or if he even has character? He’s black, and that’s all that matters.”
Ostroy also mentioned Martin Luther King, Jr. in the same article, completely omitting that King once said, "Let us not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character", thus contradicting himself by making the entire article the very type of stereotypical mindset that King condemned.
In March, I wrote a story exposing Ostroy for censoring my comments posted on his blog, only to later deny he was censoring them and continued to censor despite the denials. He responded to one of my comments by saying, “I have no problem posting your comments--whether I agree with them or not--so long as they are not filled with nastiness and ad hominen attacks.”
The funny thing was, he would delete my comment and then respond saying my comments were “nasty” and “filled with ad hominem attacks”, so that his faithful readers would only see HIS comment saying my comments were nasty. Then, he would delete my comment so that his readers wouldn’t see that my comments were not nasty. That is a true fraud.
Also in March, Ostroy continued to delete my comments after I continued to inform him about the fact that Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel’s father Benjamin Emanuel, was a terrorist in the late 1940’s as a member of the militant terrorist group Irgun. Despite the fact that Ostroy’s website boasts “we're not afraid to criticize our own when warranted”, he not only continually ignored my comments about Ben Emanuel, but he said this to me:
“Larry, if you are going to insist on clogging the message board with rambling, antagonistic, inflammatory off-topic postings you are going to be banned/rejected every time you post.”
Ostroy’s tactic of saying my comments were “nasty” wasn’t enough for him. He then thought he could scare me away from posting comments by issuing a warning to me. Ostroy said:
“Larry, last warning: if you leave one more disruptive, harassing post on this board I am going to report you to blogger.com, and they will ban you from their site…and you will lose your own blog. Be smart.”
What Ostroy was really telling me was, “Please stop posting those incriminating facts about the people I support on my blog, because I have no defense and no way to refute you.” What Ostroy didn’t count on was the fact that I actually knew blogger.com’s policies better than he did. The only violations that get people removed from blogger.com are: Impersonation, pornography and obscenity, hateful content, copyright, private/personal info, unlawful use of services and spam/viruses. I was violating none of them.
On the other hand, many of Ostroy’s readers had violated blogger.com’s policies in the past by saying things like:
“I will not miss Sarah Palin's dumb husband and her stupid kids: Blog, Flap, Bristol-Myers, Dune, Rug, and Blitzen.”
“i prayed to god that you get ass cancer and your brains fall out--you are an evil shit.”
Ostroy allowed them.
In my April story, I exposed 'Ostroy the hypocrite' for pro-Iraq war comments, despite continually opposing the war under Bush. Ostroy said:
“Five American soldiers were killed in Iraq Friday in a suicide-bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul, the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in over a year. The increase in deadly violence threatens the June deadline for withdrawal of American combat troops from cities, part of a U.S-Iraqi agreement which took effect this year. The top U.S. commander, Gen. Raymond Odierno, warned this week that we could instead see an increase in U.S. troops in Mosul and Baqubah, and expressed concerns about the escalation in Sunni-militant-led violence among Arabs and Kurds in the north. He also cited the "very dangerous" threat from Iranian-funded militants. Given that we can't fully pull out our troops for at least another 16 months and the odds are, as the good General says, we'll have to increase our troop strength shortly in some major northern cities, it's unbelievable how the Republicans and Bush apologists still get away with their claims of success for the surge and for the war itself. Any idiot can see how fragile Iraq's Democracy is, and that without our troops, the country will likely fall like a house of cards.”
Andy had previously [pre-November 4, 2008, when he was AGAINST the Iraq war] said:
“That our soldiers fighting and dying in Iraq are the sons and daughters of the poor and middle classes, not those of the wealthy, or those of the Republican war-mongers who sent them there. The true contempt for our soldiers comes from you and your neo-con pals who sent them off to fight and die in a totally bogus, elective war where America faced no threat whatsoever.” [June 23, 2008]
“Let's face it, Iraqi soldiers throwing in the towel is definitely not a good sign, no matter how you spin it. It shows the fear and frustration they have in waging this mess of a war that's now in its sixth year. It also shows a lack of desire and commitment. And it raises the possibility that these people just don't want what we want. Five years later, the government is not a functioning Democracy in any sense of the word. The Iraqi military is not able to stand up and defend the country. Simply put, on the political front, there is little or no progress. And militarily, as we are constantly reminded by the Busheviks and McCain, without our soldiers there the country would fall into 'anarchy and genocide' (which some rational folks think is exactly what's been there for years now).
Bush and Cheney have us on a death spiral that's not getting any better. Five years, 4000 dead soldiers and $500 billion spent and what do we have to show for it? Fleeing Iraqi soldiers. We are constantly told there's tremendous success being made, but we're still mired in sectarian violence and Iraqi troop failures. The Bushevik contradictions are astounding. They have no clear mission, and no clear end in sight. They say we can leave when we've achieved success and finished the mission, yet every time they point to this great progress and success they declare that troops can't come home and may in fact need to be there longer than expected. It's a smoke and mirrors show worthy of the best American carnival.
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopefuls, need to start ratcheting up their rhetoric about this disaster of a war. They need to pound the Busheviks hard for getting us into this mess. They need to shine a light on McCain's incessant war-mongering and supreme delusion that we're actually accomplishing something over there. The only thing we're accomplishing is a reprise of Vietnam, where we're gonna kill tens of thousands of our soldiers, and then, when we're finally fed up, we'll throw in the towel. And just like Vietnam, the Iraq war will go down in history as an utter failure; a vanity project of delusional U.S. presidents. The key question here is, how much are Obama and Clinton willing to do, and how quickly, to stanch the bloodshed and put an end to this debacle?
[April 16, 2008]
Not only did I expose Ostroy for the big flaming FRAUD he is on his complete 180 on the Iraq war, Ostroy said this to me on April 11, 2009 in response to the three paragraph excerpt of Ostroy’s OWN words [above, that I sent to him in one of my posts on his site, that he later deleted] from his April 16, 2008 article:
“Larry, the reason your posts are consistently deleted is because you never offer anything constructive. Your posts are nothing but anger-filled attacks designed to antagonize and be combative. It has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with what you have to say. The problem is, you have nothing to say and you make no points. So as long as you choose to be a rabble-rouser rather than someone who offers either complimentary points or constructive opposing views, you will continue to be censored. Your idea and my idea of Free Speech is quite different.”
I make no points? Yes, his idea of free speech and mine are different. His idea of free speech: You can post any comment you want, even if it's something I don't agree with, as long as I can offer an explanation or argument. If you make an EXCELLENT point [even using my OWN words] and I cannot refute it, I will threaten you, call your comments "nasty", "combative" and "antagonistic" and delete you. My idea of free speech: Simply pointing out where someone has been hypocritical by comparing a person's past comments to their present ones. Ostroy was admitting his OWN words are his worst enemy; that’s why he deleted them.
In late April, I exposed Ostroy for resorting to his next tactic [after saying my comments were “angry” and threatening to report me to blogger.com didn’t work]: Posing as his own screener on his blog. Obviously, this was Ostroy’s attempt to convince me that it was a waste of my time to even comment on his blog [after I forced him to moderate comments again] by telling me he doesn’t even see the comments I write because they don’t make it past his “screener” [which I proved, was Ostroy himself].
Here is a run-down of the remaining reasons why Ostroy is top fraud of 2009 here at Real Truth Online. Read these articles sometime. They are shocking, revealing and quite funny [in the “I can’t believe this guy writes for The Huffington Post and has been on Hardball with Chris Matthews” sense].
For blaming the internet for “destroying the economy” when he wrote his story on a free website and doesn’t send a dime to Google CEO Eric E. Schmidt anyway
For saying that Obama is a “transcendent leader” even though Obama has continued or adopted over 15 Bush policies
For saying the Holocaust museum shooter was a right-wing nut just because he was a white supremacist even though he hated McCain, both Bush’s and FOX News
For vilifying and convicting Michael Jackson of his child molestation charges (despite being acquitted of them) a day after his death
For saying that when Obama said “…the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting someone when there was already proof that they were in their own home” [when referring to the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates in July] that he was using urban slang!
For doing a complete 180 in his terminology usage about Obama in two articles just 79 days apart
For saying that Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize
For saying that America is in a better economic and sociological situation than we were a year ago
For continually defending Obama, calling him a vehicle for change and a "transcendent” leader, then calling him a failure and saying he has not changed anything
Unless Andy Ostroy makes a drastic move and shape-shifts back into the human being he was before November 4, 2008, this is going to be a looooooooooong remaining 3 years for Ostroy here at RTO. He now has one Fraudie on his mantle. Move your Obama bobbleheads out of the way and make room for more, buddy!