Senior White House Advisor Uses the “W” word: Waterloo
The Washington Post is reporting the White House was taken off guard by the intensity of the left, and the digging in and hardening of their position on the public option. The White House is lamenting the power of the issue for the left, and that the public option has become the litmus test to them about whether any health care reform, is real reform. | Read More »
Greg Sargent Continues Carrying Water for the Left
Greg Sargent, a leftist hack who now pretends to be an objective journalist, has never been able to help himself. Those who follow his writings at the Plum Line, where he blogs, and on Twitter, can see for themselves that he is nothing but a leftist hack with a few posts thrown in for good measure to keep up appearances. Take today. Sargent decided to | Read More »
The Washington Post is now worried about Democratic tax plans.
The Washington Post has come out against the progressive tax raises proposed by Congress to pay for health care. It does so reluctantly – it’s not against the principle of progressive taxes generally – but apparently they feel that the combination of Medicare cuts and wider-than-expected targets for the surcharge are just unacceptable. …in principle, higher taxes for the well-heeled could make sense — as | Read More »
Washington Post sells out, literally
The journalistic integrity of the Washington Post has been suspect at best through the election cycles of late, offering frequent puff pieces for Obama, hit pieces on Republicans, and generally echoing in lockstep Democrat party talking points while ignoring newsworthy matters that would benefit the GOP. It is a blatantly partisan paper with a thin veneer of journalistic integrity in its editorial decision making. More | Read More »
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, we | 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 »