The delusions of Bradley Manning
It is a rare occasion when an imprisoned felon is given access to the op-ed page of the New York Times. Bradley Manning, who has declared himself, against all biologicial evidence, to be a woman is serving 35 years in federal prison for betraying his country. Yet, in the age of Obama this is the kind of celebrity sought by major US news media for | Read More »
Jill Abramson and Income Disparity
By now, you’ve either heard the news of Jill Abramson being fired from the New York Times or you are blissfully unaware of the drama in the professional media. If you fall into the latter category, you have an inner peace within you that I yearn to one day achieve. Regardless, one of the issues that is getting played out to no end is the | Read More »
The New York Times paid its editor, Jill Abramson, less than the prior editor. She raised the issue. A few weeks later she was fired. Whether the two are connected or not is largely irrelevant at this point. The very same people who brought us the war on women are now tearing themselves apart like the “Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the | Read More »
The Rich Man and Lazarus’s Big Gulp
It is always sad when you realize someone is on the road to hell. There is a sense of foreboding in it. For Christians, we should be fearfully in prayer for others — even our enemies as the Lord tells us. There is no better time than Holy Week to be reminded of that. A great case in point is Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He is | Read More »
The @nytimes would like you ‘climate-change deniers’ to die now, please.
To quote SM Stirling: the Times apparently feels that your national destiny should be fertilizer.
The @NYTimes Touts 2.5 Million Full Time Job Losses as a Win
This morning I caught an editorial from the New York Times which just blew my mind. In light of the news that the CBO has identified 2.5 million full time jobs that will go away as a result of Obamacare, the paper of record let everyone know that this is working as intended. The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act | Read More »
New York Times: TREMBLE, mortals, at the power of the Koch Artillery War-Zeppelin!
Seriously, that’s the image that the New York Times is going with in their editorial “The Koch Party.” EXPLICITLY. Only a few weeks into this midterm election year, the right-wing political zeppelin is fully inflated with secret cash and is firing malicious falsehoods at supporters of health care reform. …honestly? I just stopped reading at that point. Mostly because I got distracted by the possibilities; | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama, the Democrats, and the Press use NSA and Target to distract from Obama’s failures.
It’s neat how the New York Times is dredging up an old NSA website as news. I guess it beats writing about Obamacare breakins or Benghazi.
And it’s interesting how Democrats don’t seem to want to dig into the Healthcare.gov or Benghazi failures but seem ready to blame Target for crimes against them.
So the Obama administration wants us to believe that taking gun databases from the states is legal, Healthcare.gov is legal, but NSA is illegal. Sure, buddy.
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Relatively Speaking by Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com From the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal: U.S. officials believe members of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran, are smuggling advanced, guided-missile systems into Lebanon from Syria piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeli air campaign designed to stop them. The moves illustrate how both Hezbollah and Israel are using Syria’s civil war as cover | Read More »
Ethics in Journalism
It’s been an odd way to end the year, for sure. Several stories seem to be cropping up about now that call into question the standards and practices of journalism and what ethical lines are drawn in the profession. The very first job of a journalist is to inform the public of the truth. Truth is not subjective. Truth is not a point of view. | Read More »
New York Times *finally* tells its readers: #Obamacare is awful for the middle class.
The New York Times is starting to get a bit nervous about this health care law thing. Ginger Chapman and her husband, Doug, are sitting on the health care cliff. The cheapest insurance plan they can find through the new federal marketplace in New Hampshire will cost their family of four about $1,000 a month, 12 percent of their annual income of around $100,000 and | Read More »
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 »
Obama is America’s First AWOL President — Blame the Mainstream Media
Is Obama our nation’s first AWOL president? The answer is painfully obvious. While researching this piece I Googled, “Obama is AWOL president” and over one million results popped up in 0.33 seconds – overwhelmingly from conservative-leaning media. AWOL stands for “absent without leave” in case you needed a refresher. Here are some examples representing both sides of the ideological fence: John Cornyn: Obama is AWOL on budget talks. Politico | Read More »