The Associated Press demonstrates professional ethics in terror bomb case.
…No, actually, the AP demonstrated professional ethics. Twice. The Associated Press reports today that it learned last week of a thwarted Al Qaeda-affiliated plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airplane, but did not report on it because of an agreement with the White House and the CIA. However, the AP did decide to report the story one day earlier than the White House had requested. “The | Read More »
Hill poll: American electorate apparently *not* addicted to soaking rich.
The most immediate thing to take away from this Hill poll is what the article on the subject leads with: which is, that something like three-fourths of the American electorate thinks that that the tax rate for the wealthy should be lower than it actually is (about the same proportion has a similar attitude towards similar tax rates for corporations). So far, so good – | Read More »
FORTY-SIX, TWENTY-NINE, FOUR. If you’re wondering what that is, it’s the D/R/I breakdown of the AP poll of adults that ‘shows’ the President at a 60% approval level. Hot Air doesn’t say, but I will: that’s roughly the same ratio that this AP poll was reporting in May of 2009… which is to say, before Barack Obama and the Democrats put on big hob-nailed boots | Read More »
Shepard Fairey admits to stealing AP photo.
It makes you wonder what the AP has, to make this admission by HOPE-and-paste ripoff artist Shepard Fairey look like the preferable option: In a strange twist to an already complicated legal situation, artist Shepard Fairey admitted today to legal wrongdoing in his ongoing battle with the Associated Press. Fairey said in a statement issued late Friday that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted | Read More »
Tax revenues hit below the waterline this year.
(Via Gateway Pundit) Get used to this graphic, because you’re going to be seeing it a lot: These numbers, of course, reflect percentage changes in tax revenues, not the amount collected. For that highly depressing number we’ll go to Heritage: …which by the way indicates that the gap between tax revenues and federal spending suddenly started to accelerate somewhere around 2007. Which is about the | Read More »
Rooting for Injuries Watch: The AP vs. that annoying trace artist guy.
You know: Shepard Fairey, who took time out from cosplaying a graphic artist for Minitruth and plagiarizing everything that moved to trace out the iconic image of our new President. Oh, well, it’s America, so it’s not like we really know what to do with irony, anyway. Might as well just shoot in the head and leave it dead in a ditch somewhere; seems more | Read More »
Palin’s memory better than Gibson’s research skills?
Let’s set the scenario: GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote. GIBSON: Exact words. PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what | Read More »