The New York Times Equates Opposing Obamacare With Slavery
One does not expect to find insightful, cogent, or fair commentary on the editorial pages of the New York Times. Banal liberalism, provincialism, and insulation from the beliefs of flyover America are standard fare and thus to be expected. But every once in a while, a piece comes along which is so utterly devoid of reason, taste, or linear thought that it deserves to be pointed | Read More »
NYT: Oaths are but words, and words but wind
(with apologies to Samuel Butler) In an article this week, the New York Times refers to President Obama’s often repeated claim that you “will be able to keep your health care plan, period” as an “incorrect promise.” From the article: The split between lawmakers and the White House reflects the dilemma the president finds himself in as he seeks to follow through on last week’s | Read More »
He Didn’t Lie, It’s Just That The Words He Used In The Order He Used Them Didn’t Tell A Truth Per Se
This weekend, in an article titled “Insurance Policies Not Worth Keeping,” the New York Times gave Obama cover for his “you can keep your insurance” claim, saying that he merely “misspoke,” and that besides, the cancelled policies were no good but people were just too dumb to see it, and thankfully Obama knows better than you and also isn’t he dreamy. From the Times: Congressional | Read More »
Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly
I have written a number of pieces in the past year about conservatives having a “poor little ole me” attitude when it comes to the media. Conservatives are convinced the media is out to get them. They are convinced the media is covering up stories and covering for the Obama Administration. Often, conservatives are flat out wrong. They are so convinced the media is out | Read More »
Tags: "Ezra Klein"
, American Prospect
, Andrew Rosenthal
, Andy Barr
, Chuck Todd
, David Gregory
, Greg Sargent
, Jill Zucker
, John Harris
, Jonathan Allen
, Linda Douglass
, Michael Scherer
, Mother Jones
, Neil King
, New York Times
, Richard Stengel
, Ruth Marcus
, Shailaigh Murray
Some Economists™ are Idiots
According to The New York Times, “some economists say” oil companies aren’t taxed highly enough, despite being subject to the highest effective tax rates among all industry categories. “Some (economists/scientists/experts) say” is one of the oldest tricks in the Old Grey Lady’s handbag. With precisely the same amount of research and data collection that went into the Times’ assertion, I can say without fear of | Read More »
You Mean Fought Like Hell to Pass?
Note the stunning tip-toeing around the facts here: Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago. Yes, it is factually true. But like so much of the bias in the media, it is the word choice that matters. The Democrats did not | Read More »
NYT upset about attacks on Bob Menendez. But they want him gone, too.
I have to agree with Hot Air Headlines, here: the New York Times seems more upset that a bunch of Republican and right-leaning groups have gotten Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) in trouble over his various and sundry shenanigans than it is in the shenanigans themselves. “We’ve never sent a Democrat to jail,” said Ken Boehm, the chairman of the group, the National Legal and | Read More »
Tech at Night: Copyright, copyright, copyright. Where the real money is made in the Constitution.
I said earlier this week that I wouldn’t comment on the RSC’s pulling of the copyright paper until I studied it. Well, I studied it, and they were wrong to pull it. Of course, for saying that, I’m being called some radical opposing the free market.
Meanwhile I’m getting called an ignorant tool of the big media companies because I oppose further market meddling in the form of IRFA.
It’s rare that a bill rises in awareness quickly but then dies hard. But by the time I’d even heard about the new Patrick Leahy power grab, this time spying on emails allegedly, he’s already given up on it. Score one for small government, at least.
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, Internet Sales Tax
, Jeff Bezos
, New York Times
, Patrick Leahy
, Sales tax
, Tech at Night
PPP’s polls were rigged all along
New York Magazine was trying to be sympathetic to the popular polling figures on its own side of the political, but let out a secret in the process: Public Policy Polling cooked the books all along.
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NYTimes OpEd: ‘Is the Oil Boom a Mirage?’ Ummmmm. No.
In a New York Times OpEd (Sept. 4, 2012), Old Dominion political science professor Steve Yetiv poses the question: : “Is the Energy Boom a Mirage?”
Short answer: “Not just No, but Hell, No!”
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Politico Fires a Shot Across Obama’s Bow with ‘Egotistical, Selfish, Dull’ Headline
Under the improbable headline “Media: Obama is egotistical, selfish, dull,” Politico‘s Dylan Byers noted Monday that over the Labor Day weekend, “major media outlets…lobb[ed] five high-profile bombs at the incumbent.” The article itself isn’t as noteworthy as the title, which is particularly eye-catching from a political publication whose left-leaning orientation is well known.
The examples Byers points to come from the New York Times, the Washington Post, HuffPo, the Wall Street Journal, and his own Politico. Let’s take a quick look at them – and at the laugher that a senior campaign official offered in response.
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Observe the Democrat Puppeteers of the New York Times and Washington Post
The writer Emma Bull is quoted as saying, “Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” I’m not sure if it is levers, pulleys, and strings moving Maureen Dowd, Katrina vanden Heuvel, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, or just hands up the nether regions like controlling a muppet, but if we look carefully enough I think | Read More »
The Media’s Little Bubble of Ignorance
I have just learned that Ed Klein’s The Amateur is going to be the number one book on the New York Times Best Sellers List for the fourth consecutive week. Like David Limbaugh’s The Great Destroyer, Klein’s book is published by Regnery, our sister company within the Eagle Publishing, Inc. family. Limbaugh’s book, The Great Destroyer, is going to debut on the New York Times | Read More »
The New York Times prepares its readers for the loss of Ohio.
It’s all because of racism, of course: But the main quarrels Democratic voters [in Jefferson County, Ohio] have with Mr. Obama have nothing to do with race. They include his rejection of one proposed route for the Keystone pipeline, a stance they say will harm this area, whose backbone, the Ohio River, is lined with metal mills and coal mines. Oh, I’m sorry, but that | Read More »
‘Intellectual Bankruptcy’, Dr. Krugman?
Paul Krugman’s op-ed, “Natural Born Drillers” (New York Times, March 15), purports to show with a hard look at the numbers why no thinking, perceptive person could possibly believe that “Drill, Baby, Drill” is a solution to the nation’s energy and economic woes: [G]iving the oil companies carte blanche isn’t a serious jobs program. Put it this way: Employment in oil and gas extraction has | Read More »