Fox News did its job well Thursday night
There’s been a lot of talk over the past couple of days about the record-breaking Thursday night debate, the first debate of Republican presidential candidates for the 2016 election. Performances of the candidates aside, there is a conversation that I think is much, much more damaging to the fight we have before us in the race to the White House. The criticisms of Fox News | Read More »
How did #RSG15 attendees respond to the debate?
Last night’s debates were undoubtedly a huge success for Fox News. For a multitude of reasons. It is unheard of to see 16% of the American prime time audience tune into one non-sporting event, much less a political debate. It was also a huge success in showing just how fair Fox News can be. There were questions poking and prodding at every one of the | Read More »
Would you believe it? The judge who blocked the @PPact videos is an Obama guy!
I know. I was shocked, too. Via Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist (if you don’t have a fainting couch, you may need to invest in one before reading this): A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has | Read More »
From the Mailbag: Dear John
From the Mailbag: Dear Mr. Erickson: How irresponsible and stupid for you and other right-wing media types and tea party Congress members to be calling for another government shutdown over Parent Parenthood — you drama queen will try to shut down the government over anything — the last government shutdown orchestrated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% cost taxpayers $24 billion — once again, it would be | Read More »
Millennials and Abortion
This is an almost two-month old opinion piece at the Botson Globe, but it fits in well with what’s going on today. Millennials have also grown up amid the grim images of abortion and its aftermath. For many, the willful destruction of life in the womb seems less an act of “reproductive freedom” than an act of violence against an innocent victim. All of them | Read More »
StemExpress obtains a restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress
According to Fox News, StemExpress (the company that Planned Parenthood has been selling baby parts to) has obtained a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress preventing them from releasing any more video for the time being. LOS ANGELES – A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal | Read More »
So, @PPFA hired a PR team to suppress the videos
This is according to POLITICO: Planned Parenthood has hired high-profile Washington public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal and release of a third undercover video Tuesday showing a clinic’s staff handling fetal tissue after an abortion. The additional PR firepower reflects the growing pressure on the women’s health organization amid building GOP calls to cut its $540 million in | Read More »
Maybe we could’ve done this a bit better?
Let’s say I were a liberal Republican Senate Majority Leader. I have two major concerns before me: Nothing I really want can get done with conservatives on one side of me and Democrats to the other. There are three issues to take care of. The first has to do with highway funds and the special money that gets set aside in pet projects for all | Read More »
Close to Home
Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out. It appears as though he had planned to escape, using a car he left near the scene, and it is likely more attacks may | Read More »
Is the AP using the least biased phrasing in abortion reporting?
I ask the question in the title of this post seriously. It’s not one of those “No they aren’t, and here’s why” write-ups. I’ve long been a fan of the AP Stylebook, which is the basic style of news writing in the industry. When I went to college, and a few years afterward, I worked in journalism and loved the work. The writing style still | Read More »
The Iran Deal Has A Twitter Account
The “I Can’t Even” I’m feeling right now is enough to make a teenager at Starbucks tell me to calm down. The Iran Deal has a Twitter account to stop the spread of misinformation about the Iran Deal. You know, that misinformation that the Chiefs of Staff, Congress, several world leaders, and the American public seem to be focused on. The misinformation that, if you | Read More »
Contrary to what some may say, #AllLivesMatter
Martin O’Malley was booed off the stage at Netroots Nation 2015 because he said “All lives matter.” He was booed off the stage because he didn’t say “Black lives matter.” Saying that all lives matter is actually considered offensive to some because it apparently symbolizes white supremacy or something. However, all lives matter. Every last one. Whether it be the unborn child that Planned Parenthood | Read More »
John Kerry stunned – STUNNED – that Iran doesn’t like us
I’m starting to think that John Kerry may not know what in the hell he’s doing. DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program was “very disturbing”. “I don’t know how to interpret it at | Read More »
Planned Parenthood on tape again! And it’s still horrifying!
So, there’s a new video, as promised, of Things Planned Parenthood Officials Shouldn’t Really Be Saying. This video isn’t just speculative talk on getting the tissue. It’s the beginning stages of a negotiation for the tissue. It includes some really tone-deaf and frankly horrifying language, including asking the surgeon at the clinic to perform, and now I’m quoting, “a ‘less crunchy’ technique to get more | Read More »
RedState Candidate Briefing: Chris Day (R-NY)
Chris Day is running for Congress in New York. He ran in 2014 and actually did pretty well despite no money and little support. He’s going up against Democrat who has been in office since 1989. Following the Chattanooga, Tennessee terror attack, Day has a proposal to keep service men and women better armed. The proposal, in his words, calls for “active duty military personnel | Read More »