Details here. It seems that the national GOP, in a rare display of common sense, backed away from Scozzablahblah as the deluge of angry calls, e-mails, and returned empty donation envelopes poured in. Recent polls continued to show her losing badly to both the Democrat and the Conservative, and I’m sure that had as much to do with the GOP jumping ship as anything, considering the national GOP doesn’t exactly have a track record of responsiveness to the base.
Hey, Newt: How does RINO hiney taste, champ?
Geez, where to begin?
CBS Evening News says the administrations numbers are “hard to believe”…and they didn’t mean it in the “Wow, this guy is more awesomely McAwesome than we originally thought!” Dude, when the Dan Rather network doubts B.O., then something is definitely off!
The Vice-Plagiarist himself: “We know this is not 100 percent accurate,” he said. “Further updates and corrections are going to be needed.” As Palin once said: Thanks for the warning, Joe.
Caroline Baum: Jobs “saved or created” is a “fantasy.”
Although, there are some jobs that benefit from Porkulus dollars: contractors with spotty performance histories with our government. Heckuva job, Barry.
When it comes to the administration and their employment numbers, I quote the great Vincent Gambini from My Cousin Vinny: “Everything that guy said is bull$h!t.”
I am a conservative, NOT a Republican. Olympia Snowe is a Republican, NOT a conservative. One is not necessarily the other.
One of the many reasons that the GOP lost control of Congress and the White House was that the GOP alienated its conservative base. Years of expanding the size of the federal government, Hispandering by way of catering to criminal immigrants, backing an old RINO for president, piling on pork, etc., have kept conservatives at home during the last two election cycles.
Has the national GOP learned a lesson? Hardly.
One needs look no further than the special House election next Tuesday in NY-23. The race is to fill a seat vacated by Republican John McHugh, tapped to be the Secretary of the Army. The Dems picked a guy named Bill Owens. The local GOP, in a closed-door behind-the-scenes decision, picked Dede Scozzafava over Doug Hoffman. Hoffman decided to run as a member of the Conservative Party, since he never got a chance to fight in a Republican primary.
There’s a lot to the race, but here’s all you need to know about Scozzafava:
She’s no conservative. She’s a RINO. A pro-abortion, pro-ACORN, pro-union, pro-card check, pro-tax (before she was shamed into claiming to be anti-tax), pro-stimulus, pro-”cap-and-trade”, pro-gay marriage ”Republican”.
Here’s what is sad, though: Scozzafava has the support (including heavy financial support) of Newt Gingrich and the national Republican Party.
It’s not like the district is a liberal district and you need a RINO to compete in it, a la Maine with Snowe and Collins. No, the district was represented by a conservative Republican who won in a brutal year for Republicans by a comfortable margin! It’s a red district that has been so since 1871, so there is NO need to nominate a RINO!
Newt and the national GOP fear that with Hoffman on the ticket, votes will be split and the Democrat Owens will win. A recent poll (read into it what you will) suggests the race is actually down to two people: Owens and Hoffman, with Scozzafava fading badly. The votes may indeed be split to where Owens will win. If that happens, the GOP will have no one to blame but themselves for handing over a district they’ve held for 138 years, and they would be well suited to dump Scozzafava and tap Hoffman to run against Owens next year in the regular election.
However, if Hoffman wins, despite the powerful backing of Newt and the national GOP, the message will be loud and clear to the ol’ boys of the Republican Party: “Know your role, and shut your hole!”
By the way, Hoffman has earned a ton of endorsements from national Republicans who are bucking the party: Sarah Palin, Fred Thompson, Tim Pawlenty, Jim DeMint, and former NRCC chair Tom Cole. Rush has endorsed Hoffman, too, and has his own unflattering assessment for the national GOP. More national endorsements come in for Hoffman every day. Romney and Huck, two names mentioned for 2012, are silent.
Exit money quote #1 from Newt:
Gingrich called Scozzafava a “liberal Republican” for her support of gay marriage and abortion rights. But he defended those positions as in-step with her district and her predecessor, former Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.), who was tapped to be President Barack Obama’s Army Secretary.
Is it too much to ask that before you make such ridiculous comments such as “It takes a liberal to win this district” and “Her views are just like her predecessor’s”, maybe you should know a little something of the electoral history of the district and of McHugh?
I mean, if I said “I endorse Cindy Sheehan for governor of MS, because anti-troop barking moonbats are the only ones who can get elected to statewide office in this cherry red state”, you’d think I fell on my head or something.
Also, McHugh earned a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee (a list that Scozzafava won’t be appearing on anytime soon), and a 0% rating from the pro-infanticide group NARAL. You’d think Newt might have looked into that before saying that McHugh and Scozzafava were carbon copies of each other.
Exit money quote #2 from Newt:
Gingrich also attacked Hoffman for not having proper knowledge of local issues and living outside the 23rd district.
“So I say to my many conservative friends who suddenly decided whether they’re from Minnesota, or Alaska, or Texas, they know more than the upstate New York Republicans? I don’t think so,” he added.
Good point. After all, outsiders from AK, TN, SC, TX, MO, MN, etc., certainly don’t know as much about NY-23 as…um…an outsider from GA.
Besides, I don’t think Newt needs to point out anyone’s carpetbagger credentials. His own are pretty impressive.
In an election cycle where people are absolutely fed up with the Communist in Chief and his Marxist enablers in Congress, leave it to the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Exit question: Is the irony lost on this chick that while she tsk-tsks B.O. for fraternizing with only one gender while golfing, her organization is comprised of a group of people…aimed at only one gender? I guess single-gender shindigs are A-OK, so long as there are no Y chromosomes present.
The left is really trying to shove this government-run health care plan down our collective throats. Since the public has soured on the “public option”, despite B.O.’s best (and most repetitive) efforts to sell us on it, the left has settled on a different tactic: call it something else. Details:
In an appearance at a Florida senior center, the Democratic leader referred to the so-called public option as “the consumer option.” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., appeared by Pelosi’s side and used the term “competitive option.”
Both suggested new terminology might get them past any lingering doubts among the public – or consumers or competitors.
“You’ll hear everyone say, ‘There’s got to be a better name for this,’” Pelosi said. “When people think of the public option, public is being misrepresented, that this is being paid for with their public dollars.”
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?
Not “being paid for with their public dollars”? OK, I’ll bite: just how does the government plan on paying for this thing if not with “public dollars”?? Recalls Allah:
Wasn’t this the same woman who, not three weeks ago, went on Charlie Rose to mumble about maybe passing a VAT to address health-care costs and giant deficits more generally? Hello?
Then again, let’s remember what kind of intellect we’re dealing with here.
Elections have consequences, people. Fortunately, we will rectify that little problem next year.
Exit question: Does this mean that CNN is no loner a “legitimate news organization”?
Authorities say a 37-year-old Los Angeles man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for the death of an unborn child believed to be his.
Police said in a press release that Joshua Woodward was arrested Sunday in Los Angeles and is being held on $2 million bail in a county jail.
Police say the arrest came after an investigation on Monday revealed “suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage.” Investigators estimate the fetus was in its 13th week.
Police released no information on the mother or the circumstances of the child’s death.
The release says Woodward is believed to have ties to Miami and Chicago and detectives are also seeking information in those cities.
Investigators are set to present the case to prosecutors on Tuesday.
A deputy at the jail had no information on an attorney for Woodward.
Just to recap:
When a mother wants to be rid of her unborn child, it’s not muder…it’s a “health care procedure”, and one that Pelosi and Co. want to federally fund.
When a man wants to be rid of his unborn child, it’s murder…and a heinous one, too.
When a woman kills her unborn child, it’s not a “child”, but a fetus.
When a man kills his unborn child, it’s not a fetus, but a “child”.
God help us.
It’s always been scary that San Fran Nan was in the House, much less Speaker of it. To have such a profound ignorance of the Constitution she has sworn to protect is outrageous. Details:
CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance–a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill–Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Pelosi’s press secretary later responded to written follow-up questions from CNSNews.com by emailing CNSNews.com a press release on the “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform,” that argues that Congress derives the authority to mandate that people purchase health insurance from its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce.
Notes Gateway Pundit:
Or, in other words, the Pelosi-Obama regime can force you to buy burnt monkey droppings if they want to.
Or any other product, for that matter. How soon until the feds require that we buy cars from Government Motors?
Her claim that the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution would be hilarious were she not (a) a sworn protector of the Constitution (well, “officially” anyway) and (b) not second in line to the presidency. By her “logic” (and I do use that term oh so loosely), Congress can compel you and me to buy anything. Is that really what the Founding Fathers wrote or intended? The only money that Congress can constitutionally compel us to pay is in the form of taxes. A “health insurance mandate” doesn’t count.
Also, considering that each state’s health insurance industries are contain within the state (thanks to Congress’ prohibition of allowing health insurance companies to operate across state lines), what we’re talking about here is intrastate commerce, not interstate. As such, Congress has no Interstate Commerce authority to force us to buy health insurance, or any other darned thing for that matter.
Details (including video) here.
He’s got a point, I guess. I mean, if I had a dollar for every time I beat a woman who wore a revealing burqa, committed public executions, kept women from schools and the workplace, and mutilated female genitalia (all in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ), I’d be rich! And by “rich”, I mean “wouldn’t even have a dollar”!
I guess it goes without saying that both of his viewers are agnostic, so there’s no need to worry about offending anyone.
Has anyone checked the forecast in Hell today? Details:
Today the White House stepped up its attack on Fox News, announcing that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the Press Pool. The Pool is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association. Its membership is not subject to oversight by the government.
Before an interview with “Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg, the administration announced that Fox News would be banned from the press pool. This marks the first time in history that an administration had attempted to ban an entire network from the press pool.
To their credit, the other networks objected. They told the White House that if Fox were banned, none of the other networks would participate. The White House relented, but in an apparent act of petulant retaliation, it restricted each network to a two-minute interview instead of the standard five.
That’s right: ABC, CNN, and others actually threatened to boycott the interview if Fox was not allowed to participate. So while B.O. and his bunch may not see FNC as anything more than an extension of talk radio, FNC’s brethren in the MSM apparently don’t see it that way.
Allah has a theory, and I suspect it’s dead-on accurate:
The other networks deserve the praise they’re getting for standing up to the Baby-in-Chief, but if they had acquiesced in this freezeout, a precedent would have been set that would have been eagerly used by future Republican presidents to close them off too. And don’t think they weren’t all keenly aware of it.
Probably true. Let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that the other MSM outlets did this out of the goodness of their hearts.
If the rest of the MSM sits back and giggles like Barney Frank at a Village People concert while Fox gets skewered by Uhhhhhhhbama’s attack dogs, they know that the precedent will be set whereby the Republican who throttles Chairman Zero in 2012 will feel free to give the NYT, CNN, and MSNBC (assuming they’re all still around then) the same treatment. How do you think Olbermoron and Leg Tingle Matthews would like hearing President Romney/Huck/Pawlenty/(fill in name here) say “Well, MSNBC isn’t a real news organization. We’re sorry if this offends both of their viewers!”?
Anywho, this is humiliating for President Training Wheels, and it’s a clear slap across his Marxist face. For this country’s sake and our soldiers’ sakes, let’s pray that he manages the war in Afghanistan better than he ran this ill-conceived war against Fox News.
Let’s see: wasn’t The One and his Kool-Aid drinkers griping about a network that has news and commentary as not being a “legitimate news organization”? Yet for some really weird reason, he has a behind-the-scenes shindig with Maddow and Olbermann. But hey, that Fox News sure is illegit.
And while we’re talking about “legitimate” news organizations, Gwen Ifill (you know, the “unbiased” moderator of presidential debates?), Eugene Robinson of the Washington “skewed poll samples” comPost, and Gloria Borger of the “we’re so legitimate, we fact check anti-Obama SNL skits” network known as CNN were all at this little rendezvous. Borger took her dictaphone along for the ride, and after receiving her talking points (and pat on the head) from her overlord in the White House, she dutifully passed them off into her column entitled: “Republicans snipe instead of offering solutions”!
While on the air, MSNBC’s Mika Brezzezezewzewzsky (or whatever her name is) gets an e-mail “correction” from the White House in the middle of her segment…so naturally, she corrects it post haste and begins parroting the WH talking points with zeal.
But Fox News isn’t a real news organization? Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
As Allahpundit notes:
Needless to say, The One’s entitled to talk to whomever he wants, but playing pattycake with MSNBC’s primetime stars does further raise the question of why Beck and Hannity are problematic “opinion” shows while Olbermann and Maddow aren’t. And yes, that question is entirely rhetorical.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
She mistakes Jesse Jackson for Al Sharpton…while Jesse is sitting there! For the video comedy gold, click here.
As Gawker puts it: “If Fox News did this, there would be sit-ins.”
Topic of discussion: Do you have a problem with this?
My answer may surprise you: No, I do not have a problem with it. Hear me out, please.
These companies asked the taxpayers to bail them out for their lousy business decisions. When they agreed to take our money in order to survive, they agreed to be subjects of the federal government and its whims. Everyone knows that nearly all forms of federal assistance come with a boatload of provisions. For example, if you’re on welfare and you get a job, your welfare money gets cut. If you take a federal student loan (or a private loan subsidized in whole or in part by the government), you MUST pay it back, and even bankruptcy won’t get rid of it. In short, accepting taxpayer funds makes the companies, in essence, wards of the state.
Yes, I know that B.O. is doing this because he’s anti-capitalist and is playing the class warfare card. And if he were doing this to a private company that had not accepted taxpayer bailout money, I would be raising quite a stink over it and would support a lawsuit against the government to stop such an action. As such, I don’t have any pity for companies that fail on their own, ask us to bail them out, then get stepped on by the feds.
What say you?
ACORN got caught again, helping out an undercover pimp and prostitute (and child slave traffickers). Why is this one so different than the others?
Simple. ACORN’s Philly office director asserted that they tossed out the undercover couple without trying to aid and abet the couple’s illegal activities. The MSM, led by the Washington “skewed poll samples” comPost, as well as the moonbatosphere, simply took the ACORN worker’s word for it and reported her side as fact.
There’s just one problem with the ACORN version: it’s not true. And Andrew Breitbart has the video to prove it.
Seriously, the MSM defense was basically “ACORN isn’t 100% corrupt, because we did find one office that threw the couple out!” Isn’t that like saying “Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t totally a cannibal, because there was one victim he didn’t eat”? In the MSM’s case, their one instance of proof…isn’t.
The numbers don’t lie. From Rasmussen:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. The Approval Index rating has been lower only on two days since the current President took office (see trends).
To quote Woody Harrelson from Zombieland: When it comes to America, B.O., “she’s just not that into you!”
Let me be clear: B.O. is falling quicker than Monica in her kneepads
Video clip here.
Andrea Mitchell, from a “legitimate” news organization garnering a seal of approval of Anita “Mao was da MAN!” Dunn and B.O., actually said that George Soros isn’t left-wing. Funny, since when did an “objective” “news” interview start introducing opinion? I mean, that’s what the thin-skinned commie-in-chief and his minions slammed Fox News for, right?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Obviously, people will believe whatever polls they want. And polls are crap.
Especially the comPost’s poll:
My first clue that the new WaPo/ABC poll had big problems in its sampling came from question 38 of the raw data released by ABC last night, the generic Congressional ballot. Most polls have that within the margin of error; both Rasmussen and Pew have it at a dead heat. The WaPo/ABC survey has Democrats winning that matchup by twelve points, 51%/39%.
The sampling [of the comPost poll] comprises 33% Democrats, as opposed to only 20% Republicans. That thirteen-point spread is two points larger than their September polling, at 32%/21%. More tellingly, it’s significantly larger than their Election Day sample, which included 35% Democrats to 26% Republicans for a gap of nine points, about a third smaller than the gap in this poll. Of course, that’s when they were more concerned about accuracy over political points of view. …
As for Rasmussen’s poll?
Now that the Senate Finance Committee has passed its version of health care reform, 42% of voters nationwide favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and down four from the week before.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% are opposed to the plan. …
The ABC (All Barack Channel) and the Washington comPost poll, oversampling Dems by 13% at a percentage of Dems much higher than exists in the electorate? Nope…no liberal media bias!
Why, it would be so unlike the left to be nasty, dirty, sleazy, and dishonest! For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm. Story here.
Exit questions: Wasn’t the NYT and their liberal MSM brethren warning the GOP for the last decade or more that they needed to be nice in order not to send the squishy center scurrying to the Dems? Yet now they think that nastiness eminating from the left won’t push the “moderates” the other way? So were they lying then, or giving bad advice now?
When they’re not busy fact-checking SNL skits that aren’t fawning enough over B.O., CNN (you know, B.O.’s “legitimate news organization”?) likes to spend its time interviewing “psychiatrists” on why people tune into Limbaugh’s show. I mean, the dude’s only been on the air for two decades, so why not ask now, right?
Obviously, it goes without saying that with CNN picking the shrink, you know the answers you’re going to get. Link with video here. You know you’re in for a treat when the reporter utters the following nonsense:
Randi Rhoads, who many say is a liberal talker…
I mean, Rhoads is a barking moonbat host on Air America, but that doesn’t mean she’s a liberal…only that she might be.
Oh, and as for Dr. Gail Saltz, the shrink who did this “interview” and “analysis”? She donates money to liberal Democrats. I’m sure that’s just a coinkidink that has no bearing on her “analysis” whatsoever.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
I had to check the calendar to make sure today wasn’t April 1.
Seriously? The cretin who engineered the Tawawna Brawley hoax, sparked the 1991 Crown Heights riots, and the 1995 Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot (Google “white interloper”) is suing for supposedly made-up stuff?
Say you’re sorry, Rush – or the the Rev. Al Sharpton is suing.The civil rights activist, angered by a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece written by Rush Limbaugh, threatened a defamation lawsuit Saturday against the conversative [sic] talk radio host.
“Unless Mr. Limbaugh apologizes and clarifies his statements, attorneys for Rev. Sharpton will move forward with a lawsuit,” said a statement from Sharpton. Limbaugh lashed out at Sharpton over his failed attempt to purchase a piece of the St. Louis Rams.
Sharpton “played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews ‘diamond merchants’) and 1995 Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot,” Limbaugh wrote.
The hard-line conservative also mentioned Sharpton’s accusations in the Tawana Brawley case, and the reverend’s “blind hatred” – although Sharpton took no issue with those remarks.
Limbaugh “has the right to criticize Rev. Sharpton, but he does not have the right to accuse him of criminal activity,” the Sharpton statement said.
I guess it’s OK to use made-up quotes to trash Rush, but he’s not supposed to use a man’s history to point out what a lowlife he is?
Man, if that’s not the pot calling the kettle…uh, wait. Is that cliché racist?
The moral of the story? You can make up stuff that results in white people and Jews getting harmed and/or losing their property, but you can’t point out when someone does it.
Memo to Al: God’s penalties against unrepentant corrupt ministers are the harshest of all penalties. Good luck with that.
This could just as easily been called the “in other news, water is wet” edition. Tomato, to-mah-to. Money line:
President Obama’s presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was “controlled,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.
“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,” said Dunn.
Exit question: Why, then, is this loon bellyaching about Fox News? Because there is ONE media outlet that doesn’t polish B.O.’s putter?
This dude is shameless. From Allahpundit:
This makes twice now in two months that a child’s stood up during a Q&A with The One to ask why people are being so mean to him or his policies. The last time it happened, the questioner’s mother turned out to be a state organizer for his campaign, but it’s foolish to assume that these kids are all plants. Since the beginning of the summer, you’ve had the DNC describing ObamaCare protesters as “angry mobs,” the Senate majority leader calling them “evil-mongers,” and a variety of lesser Democrats referring to them as racists and even terrorists, and of course the media’s happy to help them carry the message forward. Pound away at a narrative that diligently and it’s bound to penetrate the consciousness of a few news-watching young kids. In fact, it’d be fascinating for comparison purposes to know how many times Bush was asked a question like this. There was plenty of hate directed at him too, but that was the “good” kind of hate so kids might not have processed it as something worth fretting about. Any Lexis-Nexis users want to query this one and see?
When B.O. tells us that children are off limits in political campaigns (and he’s obviously still in campaign mode), he means his children…not yours.
This is honestly no skin off my back. It’s the Rams, I’m not a Rams fan, etc. If they move out of St. Louis, I’m pretty sure that will rank right there with the gross national product of the Cape Verde Islands on my “Who Gives a Crap?”-meter. I also do not care if Limbaugh does or does not own part of any pro sports franchise.
That said, I think it’s pretty lame when you consider two main things: (1) Limbaugh had quotes used against him that he never friggin’ uttered; and (2) the cretins who are allowed to have a place in the NFL (be it playing, announcing, or owning) have said or done far more vile things than Limbaugh has.
Let’s address the “racist quotes” that Limbaugh has uttered, shall we?
There are way too many things that Rush allegedly said, and the fact is that they are all made up. No one has ever heard him say these things. Many of the comments were supposedly made during the Clinton years, when Bubba all but blamed Rush for McVeigh’s OKC bombing. It defies reasoning to think that Bubba and his minions in the MSM would have never mentioned any of these comments during the 1990′s when Rush was a major thorn in Bubba’s ample backside. Seriously, don’t you think that if Limbaugh would have honestly hailed MLK’s assassin at the time of his death in 1998, around the time of the impending impeachment proceedings, Bubba and Brokaw and the gang would have been on Rush like Barney Frank on a Chippendale’s dancer?
No one has been able to produce any audio or transcripts from Rush’s shows or interviews where he has allegedly said these horrible things. The morons at Media Matters transcribe his show so they can find utterances that they can intentionally take out of context, and even they don’t have any record of these alleged utterances. Not that they’ll volunteer that fact.
I just find it odd and deplorable that for someone who has supposedly said so many awful things over the last two decades, the only quotes that were used in this campaign to keep him out of NFL ownership were made up out of thin air.
As for the second point, let’s take just a cursory glance at who is allowed to have some place in football:
– Michael Vick: felony dogfighting charges
– Leonard Little: vehicular manslaughter/DUI
– Michael Irvin: felony drug possession
– Ray Lewis: obstruction of justice in a murder
– Plaxico Burress: felony weapon possession (in jail but not yet banned for life from the NFL)
– Pacman Jones: technically a felon since he pled guilty to obstruction of an officer case in GA (Not in the NFL any longer, but eligible to be – Ed.)
Let’s not forget Dante Stallworth, who (like CNN’s Rick Sanchez, one of Limbaugh’s MSM assailants with an obvious lack of irony) got drunk and plowed into a hapless victim resulting in tragedy. Stallworth will be eligible to return to the NFL after serving jail time. Stallworth’s victim was unavailable for comment.
Or Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, whose foul mouth and sexual innunedos keep her peeps hot and bothered, yo. She’s going to own part of the Miami Dolphins.
In other words, you can slaughter people and dogs, be a convicted felon, or sing morally reprehensible rap tunes that make liberal use of the “N” word, and you’re qualified to be a part of the NFL. But if you’re a conservative talk show host who didn’t say the racist things that people accuse you of saying, you’re beyond the pale. Got it?
Morals, decency, and logical consistency: three things (among many) that are sorely missing from liberals.
Granted, it doesn’t carry the Murrowesque journalistic integrity such as fact checking an SNL skit, but it will have to do. Details:
Fox News senior vice president Michael Clemente, who likens the channel to a newspaper with separate sections on straight news and commentary, suggested White House officials were intentionally conflating opinion show hosts like Glenn Beck with news reporters like Major Garrett.
“It’s astounding the White House cannot distinguish between news and opinion programming,” Clemente said. “It seems self-serving on their part.“
Even Chairman Zero’s apologists question the wisdom of the tactic:
…David Gergen, who has worked for President Bill Clinton and three Republican presidents, questioned the propriety of the White House declaring war on a news organization.
“It’s a very risky strategy. It’s not one that I would advocate,” Gergen said on CNN. “If you’re going to get very personal against the media, you’re going to find that the animosities are just going to deepen. And you’re going to find that you sort of almost draw viewers and readers to the people you’re attacking. You build them up in some ways, you give them stature.”
Nia Malika Henderson, White House correspondent for the Politico newspaper, also questioned the White House offensive against Fox.
“Obama’s only been a boon to their ratings and I don’t understand how this kind of escalation of rhetoric and kind of taking them on, one on one, would do anything other than escalate their ratings even more,” she said.
As for the fact check?
Dunn used an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” over the weekend to complain about Fox News’ coverage of the Obama presidential campaign a year ago.
As for Dunn’s complaint about Fox News’ coverage of the Obama campaign, a study by the Pew Research Center showed that 40 percent of Fox News stories on Obama in the last six weeks of the campaign were negative. Similarly, 40 percent of Fox News’ stories on Obama’s Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, were negative.
On CNN, by contrast, there was a 22-point disparity in the percentage of negative stories on Obama (39 percent) and McCain (61 percent). (In other words, Dunn’s example of a “legitimate news organization” was engaging in some one-sided reporting. But nope…no liberal media bias! – Ed.) The disparity was even greater at MSNBC, according to Pew, where just 14 percent of Obama stories were negative, compared to a whopping 73 percent of McCain stories — a spread of 59 points.
Oh, well. Since he refuses to see the Taliban as the enemy, he’s got to declare war on someone, right?
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- Operation Fast and Furious
- Osama bin Laden
- Paul Ryan
- political correctness
- property rights
- public education
- public service announcement
- quote of the day
- religion of peace
- Rick Perry
- Rick Santorum
- Rick Scott
- Robert Byrd
- Roman Polanski
- Ron Paul
- San Francisco
- separated at birth
- Social Security
- Supreme Court
- swine flu
- Tea Party
- The Memphis Posse
- Tim Geithner
- Tim Pawlenty
- United Nations
- vote fraud
- Wall Street
- Ward Churchill
- Warren Buffett