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...]

Exchange with Michael Isikoff, Part III

Selective Outrage by Ben Johnson In his critique of our book Party of Defeat Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff rises to a pitch of moral outrage over our lack of concern for the alleged torture of terrorist Ibn Shaykh al-Libi. This focus is typical of critics of the war who ignore the massive leaks of classified information about America’s national security and domestic counterterrorism … [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...]

Newsweek’s Victims

The Left’s journalistic jihad against the War on Terror inspired the deaths of 16 Muslims, the injury of at least 100 more, the destruction of numerous Western buildings, and untold hatred for U.S. troops stationed in the Arab world – with a lie. The May 9 issue of Newsweek vouchsafed that a new report issued by the Southern Command (“SouthCom,” which includes Guantanamo Bay) would reveal that, … [Read more...]