Need access to Obama’s folks? The WaPo can help … for a price.
Drudge has posted a link to this Politico story. Wow. For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few” — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer is detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter | Read More »
Great Right North
Just when you though it wasn’t possible to be anymore pessimistic about the direction the Obama administration is pursuing on the economy and its attitude towards increased spending and using taxes as a punitive tool, the Washington Post has to come along and do an interactive feature on how Canada has balanced its budget every year since 1998 by cutting spending while reducing taxes. Washington | Read More »
A Peek at the Left Wing Echo Chamber
A while back when I targeted the Washington Post for hiring Greg Sargent, saying they’d never hire a right-wing blogger to do what Sargent was doing, the left, in a rather coordinated attack, punched back pointing out that RedState’s own Ben Domenech had been hired by the Post. The difference then, as now, is that Domenech had been hired specifically for opinion pieces about conservatism | 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 »
WPost: Why Do Democrats Hate DC Students?
My colleague Rob Bluey wrote the other day about the cruel move by Congressional Democrats to kick nearly 2,000 D.C. students out of private schools and back into the city’s failed public schools. Today the Washington Post calls Democrats out for their cruelty and their fealty to the unions: REP. DAVID R. Obey (Wis.) and other congressional Democrats should spare us their phony concern about | 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 »
Deep Throat, Anonymous Sources and Speaking Power to Power
In case you missed it, Stratfor had a tremendous writeup, on the occasion of the death of Mark “Deep Throat” Felt, on the real meaning of the revelation that Felt was Woodward & Bernstein’s source. Basically, it’s a reminder that anonymous sourcing is just another way for the media to be beholden to powerful figures, usually in the government, who are often acting in unsavory | Read More »
Washington Post hires left-wing blogger. I guarantee they wouldn’t hire someone from the right.
Well, we really don’t need any reminder as to the liberal bias of the mainstream media, but I’ll remind you anyway. Greg Sargent was with the left-wing Talking Points Memo. Now he is with the Washington Post. I’m sure Greg Sargent is good at what he does, but I’m also sure the Washington Post would not even consider hiring someone directly from the right-of-center blogosphere. | Read More »
Pro-choice is FUN…till you have to DO it.
From tomorrow’s Washington Post Magazine: “A Hard Choice: A young medical student tries to decide if she has what it takes to join the diminishing ranks of abortion providers.” Seems like learning to kill babies can be lots of fun: There isn’t anything nice about abortion, Lesley said, but she does not equate it with murder. “I think it’s a necessary evil, no, unpleasant service, | Read More »
Obama’s Church, Obama’s School
Sally Quinn of the Washington Post has a recommendation for the Obamas to choose the National Cathedral as their place of worship that is practically a parody of liberal attitudes towards religion:
God save us from the WaPo editors
It’s been a rocky few months for John Q. and Jane Public. First, it was the high gasoline prices and even higher diesel prices, the latter of which made the price of groceries and everything else shipped by 18-wheeler go up. Then came the financial meltdown, the mortgage fiasco, the tanking 401Ks and stocks, layoffs, etc. But then one little bright spot appeared as crude | Read More »
A technical look at Obama’s campaign finance fraud
For months now, Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign has been praised for its expert use of computer technology. The website and other communications media were all supposed to be so well done for reaching out to voters and fund raising. His was a website made by expert. It is therefore unlikely, then, that the fraud-friendly Obama donation form with its flaws found by Matthew Mosk was | Read More »
WaPo Tries to Claim Cindy McCain Unethical for Erection of Cell Phone Tower
Apparently the Washington Post thinks it has an ethics violation to hold against Cindy McCain, wife of GOP presidential candidate John McCain. The Post is trying to claim that Cindy McCain somehow illicitly got a portable cell tower delivered to her remote Arizona ranch so that their phones would work there. The truth is, however, the Secret Service ordered up the portable cell tower, not | 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 »
Washington Post Climbs Back In the Tank for Obama
One would have thought after five years of war reporterette Anne E. Kornbut would be somewhat clear on who exactly the combatants are in Iraq but then one would be working under the assumption that basic honesty and integrity are useful traits when you are in the tank for Barack Obama and writing a tawdry hit piece in his support. In a front page story | Read More »