Washington Post Examines His Thesis. Finds an Honest Man Who Keeps His Word.
Finally, twenty years after it was written and several major campaigns he’s run, the Washington Post is finally picking apart his college thesis.No, I’m not talking about Barack Obama. The Washington Post never bothered to track down and examine the college thesis of Barack Obama. But, it has found the twenty year old thesis of Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia.With Creigh | Read More »
The Washington Post discovers fiscal responsibility.
The Washington Post, alas, gets this editorial wrong in the very first sentence: NO ONE LIKES to be the bearer of bad news — especially when it could threaten your multibillion-dollar health-care reform bill. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: considering the amount of time that the Right’s bloggers, pundits, and legislators have spent explaining why the Democrats in Congress needed to institute a | Read More »
Gray-beard Liberal compares Obama to Carter, while Sen. Feingold Predicts No Health Care Bill by Christmas
The degree of the political problem that President Obama’s “damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead,” approach to health care reform has caused the ruling party in Washington, D.C. is beginning to become clear from some comments made by cognoscenti of the Democratic Party. A gray-beard of the liberal establishment, Richard Cohen, wrote today in the Washington Post that the most apt comparison to President Obama | Read More »
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 »