Archives for 2006

The Top Ten Stories and Non-Stories of 2006

Every year, the media’s choices of which stories to cover, which angles to report the news, and which experts to quote shape public outlook on the issues. In 2006, the press again emphasized some stories beyond their merit while ignoring issues of great importance. THE TOP TEN OVERREPORTED STORIES OF 2006 10. Al Gore’s Incoherent Truth-twisting. The Democratic Party reached a new … [Read more...]

Associated Propaganda Press

WHO IS THE BIGGER MURDERER: GEORGE W. BUSH OR OSAMA bin Laden? For the Associated Press, the scales are tipping in favor of our commander-in-chief. The world’s most widely syndicated news service made the oblique, unflattering comparison yesterday in a story headlined “U.S. Deaths in Iraq Exceed 9/11 Count.” The AP reported with bated breath: The U.S. military death toll in Iraq has … [Read more...]

Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP

For many of us, December 7 has another reason to live in infamy. Last Thursday, Ronald Reagan’s first ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, passed away at the age of 80. A tireless exponent of the truth, even when in environs as hostile as international diplomacy, she perfectly reflected her president's wishes and her nation's consensus. Her rhetoric “took everyone by … [Read more...]

DeathPAC

Michael Schiavo became infamous as the man who pulled the plug on his ex-wife; now he’s trying to elect politicians who will do the same thing to Iraq. The vehicle of his left-wing political ambitions is “TerriPAC,” a political action committee he formed to retaliate against anyone who tried to keep Terri Schindler Schiavo alive. In a fit of hubris, he named it after his late wife, whom he had … [Read more...]

Getting Off Easy

In his address at the National Cathedral three days after 9/11, President Bush enunciated what has come to be known as the Bush Doctrine: “We make no distinction between terrorists and those who knowingly harbor or provide aid to them.” Yesterday, a Clinton-appointed judge nullified those words and hailed a terrorist’s accomplice as an exemplar of “public service, not only to her clients, but … [Read more...]

Even a Broken Clock….

A day after Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez cited Noam Chomsky and called President Bush “the devil”during a speech at the United Nations, he took to a church in Harlem, where he regaled a fawning crowd including Danny Glover and perhaps the second most feted professor in academia, Democratic Socialists of America member Cornell West. Most critics of Chavez’s UN speech centered on his … [Read more...]

Dancing with the Devil

IF NOTHING ELSE CAME OUT OF YESTERDAY’S SPEECH AT THE UN, we now know what is on Venezuelan proto-fascist Hugo Chavez’s reading table. “Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States,” he said, hoisting the tome aloft at the podium. “I will just leave it as a recommendation.” His Chomsky citation merely proves what … [Read more...]

Mitt vs. the Mullahs

NEXT WEEK, MITT ROMNEY WILL DO WHAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT should have done months ago: declare former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami persona non grata on American soil. Romney has stated he will not expend Bay State resources to safeguard the pseudo-“reformer” as he addresses Harvard on September 10th…and 11th.“State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual … [Read more...]

The Fifth Column’s Return to Iraq

TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these … [Read more...]

Plamegate, RIP

Unfortunately for her vanity lawsuit, the “leaker” in the Valerie Plame “scandal” is the one Bush administration official she didn’t sue. According to an article written by Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff’s entitled “The Man Who Said Too Much,” the first person to tell the press that Valerie Plame sent her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, on his preposterous trip to Niger was then-Deputy Secretary … [Read more...]