Archives for 2005

The Top 10 Stories (and Non-Stories) of 2005

Every day, news organizations choose which stories to highlight in their news coverage and which to omit. In their coverage of hard news, the media inevitably trumpets meaningless, skewed, or false stories, while overlooking news items of vital importance – and this year was no exception. TOP TEN OVERREPORTED STORIES OF 2005 10. The Passion of Mary Mapes Mary Mapes, you’ll recall, … [Read more...]

A Failed Former President

The only thing more painful than listening to Jimmy Carter lecture President Bush on how to conduct a successful presidency was living through his disastrous attempt to turn his advice into reality. As I noted earlier this week, Carter has channeled his hatred of non-leftists, secular and religious, into a glut of slanders in his new bestseller, Our Endangered Values. He charges his … [Read more...]

Our Endangered Patience

The 39th president has been testing our endangered patience by delivering homilettes on any mainstream media outlet that will have him (which is all of them), hawking his newest book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis – this week’s number one New York Times bestseller. In the Left’s latest, lamest appeal to the “values voters” who tipped the 2004 election, Jimmy Carter tells them … [Read more...]

Samuel Alito: Minority Rights Champion

DESPITE THE HISTRIONIC RHETORIC EMANATING FROM THE LEGAL LEFT on the apocalyptic consequences of his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. – in addition to being an eminently qualified Originalist jurist – has another attractive attribute: a history of favoring the rights of minorities. In his 15 years on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Alito has compiled a reputation … [Read more...]

Et Tu, Cindy?

The Left’s increasingly unhinged blog DailyKos launched into a scathing rant objecting that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito dared pay homage to late American hero Rosa Parks: Just a quick question here. Why is it that — from "standing atop the pile" in New York, to the Republican National Convention with a stage explicitly designed to invoke the rubble of the WTC, to the "support the troops" … [Read more...]

DailyKos’ Death Threat Against Matt Drudge

The far-Left blog DailyKos has found a unique way to elevate political discourse: it’s issued a death threat against internet newsman Matt Drudge. Drudge issued a news flash entitled, "MEDIA/DNC NICKNAME ‘SCALITO’ SEEN AS ETHNICALLY INSENSITIVE." Drudge is not exactly alone: the National Italian American Foundation has called attention to perceived discrimination in the implication that all … [Read more...]

This is Halloween Journalism. Scary….

In observing the mainstream media, it’s scary to think Americans once thought their free-form op-ed pieces and dubious polls qualified as "news." Indeed, sometimes their front-page stories incorporate left-wing bias incontradiction to the facts. Take today’s coverage of President Bush’s appointment of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Discussing the threat of a Democratic filibuster, Ron Fournier … [Read more...]

Al Gore’s Alternate Reality

Former "real president" and Current TV owner Al Gore scored a 7 on the MoveOn meter during his remarks in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday. "If awd been elected president," the former pseudo-centrist croaked, "We would not have invaded a country that did not attack us. We would not have taken money from the working families and given it to the most wealthy families. We would not be trying to … [Read more...]

A Moonbat Endorsement

John Kerry has won the coveted Ted Kennedy primary. Massachusetts’ senior senator has said he will endorse John Kerry in 2008, even if Hillary Clinton runs for president. In response, Hillary reportedly asked Mike Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter, and Dennis Kucinich to endorse Kerry, too. This blog originally appeared on Thursday, October 13, 2005, at 11:02 a.m. at Moonbat Central. … [Read more...]

Setting Murderers Free

THE ONCE-RESPECTED NEW YORK TIMES now specializes in “news” stories that undermine the war in Iraq, strengthen the prejudices of Bush detractors, cover the tracks of Islamic terrorists (aka “militants”), promote left-wing radicals (Lynne Stewart, Stanley Cohen, et. al.), and obscure the pro-terrorist and pro-Communist agendas of the organizers of “peace” demonstrations (International ANSWER and … [Read more...]