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    25 Years of the Media Research Center

    25 Years of the Media Research Center

    In 1992, Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times wrote a story about President George H. W. Bush expressing surprise at a common supermarket checkout scanner. The story was picked up by major publications and editorialists across the country as a common narrative that George H. W. Bush, a World War II veteran, Ambassador to China, CIA Chief, Vice President, and President had grown out | Read More »

    President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

    President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

    In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold | Read More »

    Before the Rooster Crows

    Before the Rooster Crows

    Here is the most profound insight of the week I can give you — in American politics, if a Republican candidate loses, the media blames it on the candidate being too conservative. If a Republican candidate wins, the media credits the candidate drifting toward the center. The only sure fire loser in American politics is the conservative movement, which is remarkable given the amazing success | Read More »

    My iPhone 5 Review

    Between bourbons and technology, I should put more of these up. On Friday morning, I decided to jump ship to Verizon from AT&T, where I have been forever. Put it to you this way, I was a Powertel user in college. They got bought by T-Mobile. Sometime around 1997, due to coverage issues, I switched to Cingular. You know the rest.Many of you know Clayton, | Read More »

    Vetting Obama

    Vetting Obama

    I want to give special mention this morning at both the top of the Morning Briefing and the top of RedState to the Washington Examiner. Often, conservatives complain that Barack Obama has not been vetted. Honestly, he hasn’t really been vetted. We do not know a lot about Barack Obama from his time before the United States Senate. Much of what we could learn has | Read More »

    The Most Awesome Thing on the Internet Today

    This is the most awesome thing you will find on the internet today and it comes via Ben Domenech’s The Transom.Consider this an open thread too.

    Today the Media Will Probably Blame Bush

    Today the Media Will Probably Blame Bush

    Last night Fox News broke the story that the mastermind of the attack in Libya had been released from GTMO in 2007 during the reign of George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and his evil Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also known as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But wait . . . there’s more. The United States had advance warning of the attack and | Read More »

    Mitt Romney’s Remarks are Another Chick-Fil-A Moment

    Mitt Romney's Remarks are Another Chick-Fil-A Moment

    Just a few months ago, Dan Cathy of Chick-Fil-A, gave an interview to a Christian publication that asked him about the Chick-Fil-A Foundation’s support of marriage. Cathy defending his position and spoke about his family’s faith. CNN.com picked it up and ran a story that Cathy had come out against gay marriage. In fact, Cathy hadn’t been asked directly about gay marriage, but it was | Read More »

    Conservatives Agree: Romney’s Right

    I stand second to none in being critical of Mitt Romney’s campaign. Hell, on MSNBC yesterday, Bay Buchanan lit into me as having never been with them and finding things to criticize. So pay attention here. Michael Warren is engaged in some beltway thinking that I think has plagued the Romney camp and which has always been a chief concern.For once, we see Mitt Romney | Read More »

    Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators

    Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators

    “So how do you feel about your new position with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)?” asked Media Bistro of Jonathan Allen. “Certainly excited. I’m happy to go to work for someone who inspires me and who I admire. I’m hopeful I can advance the Democratic Party’s goals and obviously, the congresswoman’s goals,” Jonathan Allen replied. Jonathan Allen is now the Politico’s senior Washington correspondent. This | Read More »

    Conservative Ostriches

    olks, I’m going to tackle this head on tonight and I want to challenge you to tune in, though you might not like what you hear.You can listen live tonight on the WSB live stream and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. I’ll be live from 6pm to 8pm ET.Let’s get into this topic and whether conservatives are just refusing to see the lay of the land | Read More »

    Barack Obama Leading From Behind On China

    Barack Obama Leading From Behind On China

    The United States is filing a trade complaint against China. This comes as the President heads to the swing state of Ohio. Naturally he says it is not politically. But really? Mitt Romney has been pounding on the China issue for weeks. He’s made being tough with China a central part of his campaign. In fact, before the news came out today, Mitt Romney’s campaign | Read More »

    The Paul Ryan Factor: Barack Obama Campaign Subtly Admits Wisconsin is in Play

    The Paul Ryan Factor: Barack Obama Campaign Subtly Admits Wisconsin is in Play

    Barack Obama suddenly feels the need to go to Wisconsin to campaign. But look how subtly they are admitting the state is in play. If you go to BarackObama.com and look on the front page you will find no mention of it. To find it, you have to go here. It’s very subtle and under the radar and it might not have made as much | Read More »

    On Stuart Stevens Contrasted with Eric Fehrnstrom

    II actually had not seen this Politico piece until this morning when people were sending me links. I’ve been on a mini-vacation. Let me just note a few points. First, yes I know Stevens did not participate in the New Republic profile, but those things do not happen by accident. Second, when the Politico is running stories like this followed by Stevens says he will | Read More »

    If The Election Were Held Today Barack Obama Would Win

    If The Election Were Held Today Barack Obama Would Win

    Contra Dick Morris, Mitt Romney is not winning this election. At least Mitt Romney is not winning the election right now. Conservatives are obsessing over every poll, the turn out models used, and the media bias that is on ful display. Yes, some of the polling models seem screwy, though we all forget the pollsters apply a secret sauce known only to them on top. | Read More »