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
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden enjoying the White House putting green in the spring of 2009. Credit: UK Telegraph 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 | 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 to | Read More »
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Online Gaming with Ultimate Gaming Chairman Tom Breitling
Thanks for joining me for another edition of PowerTalk. I’m your host Chris Versace, editor of the investment newsletter PowerTrend Profits. Joining me today to take you behind the scenes and in the know is Tom Breitling, the co-founder and chairman of Ultimate Gaming. As you may have noticed during the last few years, gambling has grown from a focus on Las Vegas, Nevada, and | Read More »
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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 »
Scandals Bode Ill for Dems
Jonathan Weisman and Matthew Wald write in The New York Times, “Since last year’s elections, Republicans in Congress have struggled for traction on their legislative efforts, torn between conservatives who drove the agenda after the 2010 landslide and new voices counseling a shift in course to reflect President Obama’s re-election and the 2012 loss of Republican seats in the House and the Senate.” Enter the | Read More »
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2008 Campaign Flashback: Obama is the ‘Biggest Celebrity In The World, But Is He Ready To Lead?’
Do you remember this controversial John McCain presidential campaign television spot targeted against then-Senator Barack Obama in the middle of the heated 2008 election? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5tYbFBTHg Here’s the script: Announcer: He’s the biggest celebrity in the world. But, is he ready to lead? With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling. And, says he’ll raise taxes on electricity. Higher taxes, more foreign oil, | 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 »