Geez, the WaPo misrepresents the GOP primary AGAIN.
This is getting exasperating. Now we apparently have Michael Gerson of the Washington Post making stuff up: It is now a familiar pattern — the scandal of sanity. Rick Perry is criticized for supporting discounted higher education for the children of undocumented workers, as though the ignorance of the innocent is an obviously superior policy option. [snip] There is room for debate on all these | Read More »
Is Jen Rubin using Andrew Ferguson to sneak an anti-Perry sneer in?
Now, normally I don’t like to do this sort of thing when it comes to people who will be eventually on my side when it comes to an election. Truly, I do not. But while I was reading this Jen Rubin Washington Post article targeting the latest anti-Romney… excuse me, I meant to type out “Newt Gingrich,” there… I was struck by something in these | Read More »
The Washington Post has a macaca on its back.
I swear to God, it’s like the paper remembers that one, perfect high that it got from torpedoing then-Senator George Allen’s re-election run in 2006, and has been chasing the dragon ever since: 2009: You all remember the McDonnell/Deeds gubernatorial contest, yes? You also remember how the WaPo went so all-in on pushing an absurd story that Jim Geraghty started calling it the Washington Bob | Read More »
On the Washington Post’s embarrassing attempt at a Perry hit piece.
Background: there was a ranch in Texas with an unfortunate name*. Gov. Rick Perry’s father rented the hunting rights of the camp; when the family discovered that there was a rock on the premises with the aforementioned unfortunate name on it, they first painted over, then turned over, the rock**. Almost thirty years pass. In the meantime, Rick Perry switches parties; takes over the hunting | Read More »
Media Matters for America forgets the first rule about Fight Club.
Executive summary of this Washington Post article: Media Matters for America (MMfA) has come up with its latest ACME-approved method for beating the Road Runner Fox News: a secret training camp in which they teach selected liberal acolytes secret Barking Moonbat Pundit Kung Fu techniques that will let them infiltrate and dominate an unsuspecting “right-wing media!” Well… at least those elements of the aforementioned right-wing | Read More »
Washington Post Making Mock of Uniforms…
…that guard us while we sleep*. I’ll summarize the WaPo’s (quite vile) op-editorial for you: the author (Colman McCarthy) still wants to keep ROTC off campus in this new, post-DADT environment because the military is made up of icky people who actually approve of the thought of going out and fighting evil. With guns. And who have a completely different working definition of Christianity than | Read More »
QotD, Savor the Irony Edition.
This is from Thursday’s WaPo, and it’s part of an article about how liberals feel apathetic and disinterested and vaguely dismayed about how everything’s turned to excrement since… err, January 2009*. WHICH IS OF COURSE A COINCIDENCE. And you’re a racist to even suggest otherwise, of course. Still, it’s apparently not salad days for progressives:
Alas, I am *not* writing for the Washington Post now.
Imagine my surprise when British news magazine The Week announced that I was writing for the WaPo: Who they are referring to is actually the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, who indeed is not particularly buying the ‘distraught over his foreclosure’ defense being made on Faisal Shahzad’s behalf. But if it makes The Week feel any better, I was as skeptical about this particular defense as | Read More »
Read the Washington Post! Quickly, before it changes!
I’m not sure if this reflects a bad link on Hot Air’s part, or whether the AP’s Erica Werner really did drastically did rewrite this article between 10:35 PM and 12:52 AM. Compare two equivalent passages for an idea of how extensive the latter would have been. Original (WaPo, supposedly; copy found at Breitbart) Obama used the same language toward Republicans as he did toward | Read More »
Eugene Robinson gets the name of the site right.
It’s actually been a matter of some amusement for us: you could tell who the lazy or just dumb reporters were from their habitual reference of this site as Redstate.org, which it hasn’t been for years. Apparently, the Washington Post has gotten around to updating their files, bless their hearts. A shame that Eugene Robinson didn’t then try to actually talk to a Republican before | Read More »
More Democrats behaving badly?
While I felt that my response to this Washington Post article involving the investigation of seven PMA Porkers* was pretty succinct (mad giggling usually is), this follow-up article describing the document disclosure (completely accidental, of course) and some more names to watch deserves at least a bullet points list. Also of interest to ethics investigators, apparently: Charles Rangel (D, NY): Junketing to Caribbean islands on | Read More »
WaPo calls White House ‘Agnewesque.’
Another for the ‘media’s starting to get just a bit tired of the administration’s crusade against Fox News’ file. From Ruth Marcus: Obama’s dumb war with Fox News There’s only one thing dumber than picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel — picking a fight with people who don’t even have to buy ink. The Obama administration’s war on Fox News | Read More »
The Washington Post catches up with me on the fundraising story. Yes, *me*.
A regular reader of mine might be forgiven for wondering why there’s any sort of surprised tone in this Washington Post article. Democrats Are Jarred by Drop In Fundraising Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put | Read More »
WaPo retracts racism charges made by Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig.
Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig being the Washington reporters who did their level best to make their story about James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles racial: Though O’Keefe described himself as a progressive radical, not a conservative, he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans. | Read More »
Well, nobody expects Rahm Emanuel to be historically literate.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) In the process of reading this otherwise unsurprising WaPo article about how the President is still trying to figure out how to counter the quote-unquote “right wing noise machine*,” we’re treated to this bit from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: …the John Birch Society was created in reaction to Kennedy… Um. No. No, it wasn’t. I got no love | Read More »
The Washington Post discovers fiscal responsibility.
The Washington Post, alas, gets this editorial wrong in the very first sentence: NO ONE LIKES to be the bearer of bad news — especially when it could threaten your multibillion-dollar health-care reform bill. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: considering the amount of time that the Right’s bloggers, pundits, and legislators have spent explaining why the Democrats in Congress needed to institute a | Read More »
The Washington Post is now worried about Democratic tax plans.
The Washington Post has come out against the progressive tax raises proposed by Congress to pay for health care. It does so reluctantly – it’s not against the principle of progressive taxes generally – but apparently they feel that the combination of Medicare cuts and wider-than-expected targets for the surcharge are just unacceptable. …in principle, higher taxes for the well-heeled could make sense — as | Read More »
Obama’s ‘new’ tack: everything is Bush’s fault.
It will come to a surprise to some that apparently the former administration is now the font of every economic evil… Obama’s New Tack: Blaming Bush In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed “an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” It hasn’t taken long for the recriminations to return | Read More »
So, Obama stopped by the Washington Post to reassure them.
Via Glenn, here’s their first and last paragraphs, with my executive summary in the middle: PRESIDENT-ELECT Barack Obama came to The Post editorial board yesterday with two messages sketchy on details yet reassuring in approach: a commitment to fiscal discipline, and a determination not to be bound by liberal, or indeed any, orthodoxy. [snip of the President-elect not answering their questions about what he plans | Read More »
Surely this can be turned into an ad.
At this point: media, Obama campaign, what’s the difference? Anyway, the comment is in reaction to The Washington Post’s Michael Dobb’s exceptionally eye-roll-worthy critique on McCain’s Advice ad: McCain’s response (“Washington Post Attacks Washington Post“) takes especial issue with the “pretty flimsy” bit. Pretty flimsy? As Dobbs goes on to say, that “pretty flimsy” source is his own paper, the Washington Post. The Post reported | Read More »