I do wonder why people would not want to go see a movie that tries to make heroes of journalists who straight-up lied in order to tank a political campaign. Sony Pictures Classics “Truth,” which recounts CBS’ reporting on President George W. Bush’s military service, expanded to 1,120 theaters, but couldn’t even crack $1 million. It earned just $901,000. The problem with the movie is that | Read More »
Just a couple of hours ago I posted on a new Gallup poll that shows the public widely and deeply mistrusts the media. The Weekly Standard reports on a huge conflict of interest that is developing concerning CBS News. In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton | Read More »
That’s hysterical-funny, not hysterical-froth-flecked-panic. For froth-flecked-panic, Watts Up With That? has cheerfully reproduced the Center for American Progress’s remarkably semantic-free response. I recommend reading it after you watch the video: to quote CS Lewis, you will not find a dull page in it.
Photo credit: Getty Images The day after the 2012 presidential election was the unofficial beginning of the mainstream media’s (MSM) obsession with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (HRC) political plans for 2016. Now given that Friday, February 1st is the day when HRC steps down as Secretary of State to resume her life as a private citizen, this is the perfect week to launch an occasional new | Read More »
America has been severely plagued by a deficiency in economic knowledge over the past century. This ignorance on economic policy allowed populist politicians to implement bogus programs that have had a deleterious effect on society. Today, Obama et al. continually push for more public works projects and denigrate anyone who is opposed. For this reason it is important to reexamine the logic behind make-work programs. | Read More »
Remember how the House passed banking reform bill gave the Fed the authority for up to $4 trillion in new bailout funds, and how the provision was removed from the bill when it passed the Senate and was signed into law? Well, the $4 trillion figure is back — in the form of how much money the Fed needs to print: “Investors have been mulling | Read More »
Some years ago, there was a television ad for a well-known brand of Dutch beer that claimed it “reached parts other beers cannot reach”. It could be a good election slogan for the Democrats. Historically, the party has appealed to the dead voter, with great numbers of the deceased temporarily slipping out of the sarcophagus to visit the polling place. One would think that they | Read More »
60 Minutes did a story on Sunday called The People Behind The Mosque. Several typical 60 Minutes “shortcuts” disturbed me. Pamela Geller was introduced. She runs a blog called Atlas Shrugs. I don’t know how you can do a story about her and not say the words “Atlas Shrugs,” but I sure didn’t hear them. I heard that Geller runs a blog that “mixes news.opinion. | Read More »
The chattering class in Washington is buzzing about former McCain campaign honcho Steve Schmidt attacking Sarah Palin on “60 Minutes.” Schmidt addressed some of the behind-the-scenes “revelations” in the newly released book Game Change about the 2008 election. It’s the same book that brought us the Harry Reid “negro dialect” remark. As Politico points out, it’s unprecedented for a former campaign strategist to so publicly tear down the | Read More »
Yesterday on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft elicted the most insightful comments from President Obama that we’ve seen to date on the financial crisis he doesn’t want to waste. Obama:I just want to say the only thing less popular than putting money in the banks [begins to smile] is putting…ha ha ha… money in the [continues to chortle and doesn’t finish the answer]. Kroft. Eighteen | Read More »
On 60 Minutes tonight, President Obama scolded Congress for the AIG Bonus tax bill. He saw this juicy opportunity to take the position of a wise and prudent leader. Now Congressman Cantor and the other 84 Republicans look even more foolish.
Barack Obama likes to go about saying he’s only raising taxes on the top 5% of wage earners. No wonder he has to keep saying this over and over again like nobody believes him. We don’t. And now we’ve heard the next part of this story. On 60 Minutes tonight,, during a discussion of the size of the deficit and how he plans to pay | Read More »