Archives for July 2009

Deadly Silence

Budapest, 1956. Prague, 1968. Gdansk, 1981. Tianenmen Square, 1989. Tehran, 2009. Each of these surprise flashpoints in history’s long march against totalitarianism proved as dazzling at its outset as it did hopeless at its extermination. Each of them left a trail of broken bodies, but the last was different than all its historical forebears in one way: the president of the … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Ed Schultz Introduces Michelle Malkin, WASP Klanswoman

All news outlets thrive by breaking new, unreported news stories. Last night, the leftist network MSNBC exposed a bombshell: Filipino columnist Michelle Malkin is a White supremacist spokeswoman. MSNBC anchor and former sportscaster Ed Schultz of “The Ed Show” stood by as Dr. James Peterson, self-described “hip-hop scholar” and Africana Studies professor at Bucknell University, made the … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Educating Ed on Abortion’s Racist Past, and Present

The most recent episode of “Psycho Talk” on MSNBC’s The Ed Show provided both the umpteenth example of the Left’s obsession with race and its simultaneous refusal to acknowledge the devastation the Left’s policies have had on minority communities. The victim of the Friday segment – which ought to be renamed “Ed’s Daily Non-Sequitur” – was Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-KS. Tiahrt had the nerve to oppose … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow Spins Anti-Racism into Racism

One surefire way to understand the Left is to listen to every complaint it levies against its opponents and instead apply it to the Left. This often develops an accurate picture from the negative that leftists present as reality. One example of this is Rachel Maddow’s continual focus on Senate Republicans’ alleged obsession with “playing the race card” during the Sonia Sotomayor hearings. Her … [Read more...]

Democracy Now: Amy Goodman’s Hate Sessions

For members of the “mainstream” media, an odd metamorphosis occurred this week: somehow the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor became a referendum on Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL. His leftist critics paint Sessions as a racist, citing as “evidence” discredited tales of a spate of racist black church burnings in the 1990s.  Several of  MSNBC’s talking spleens have trotted out the line, … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Ed Schultz Knows the English Language

Ed Schultz, the Left’s spokesperson fer jest-plain-folks, attempted to belittle Karl Rove on “Psycho Talk” but ended up belittling himself. He singled out an interview Rove did on Fox News about the dangers of giving far-Left Congressmen classified information. In that, Rove noted the anger leftists had over not being briefed about a CIA proposal that was never operational. Schultz singled … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow Demonizes Ned Flanders

Not long ago, Democrats, chastened in the 2004 election by “values voters,” embarked upon a campaign to communicate their new-found, lifelong values. To this end, Democratic candidates began repeating the Name of Jesus more often than Billy Graham in a series of crusades and Larry David in his entire HBO series combined. But they could not long maintain the charade. On her program tonight, … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Chris Matthews’ Fantasy about Bush/Cheney Wrongdoing

On his Monday program, Chris Matthews would have produced gales of laughter if only he had had a live audience – and if only leftists had a sense of humor. Indeed, his guests’ vapid, conspiracy-mongering exchanges would have been serial moments of unintended hilarity. As it stands, Matthews, David Corn, and Ron Suskind merely demonstrated again the way the Left builds its sure pronouncements of … [Read more...]

MSNBC: Nancy Pelosi’s Phantom Vindication

Anyone searching for an explanation of why the mass media’s coverage is typically so far off-base could begin with Howard Fineman’s performance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night. Olbermann, who never lets any facts interfere with his political grandstanding, was busy misrepresenting the CIA’s reaction to the letter seven Democrats wrote to director Leon Panetta. (Read the details in … [Read more...]

Demonizing Panetta’s CIA

The letter seven members of the House Intelligence Committee signed and promptly released to the media is at once blatant lobbying for an amendment that would expand Congressional access to classified intelligence and a potent example of its dangers. When the majority of Democrats on the most sensitive committee in Congress are disposed to leak a briefing in order to stigmatize the CIA, it is a … [Read more...]