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  • On Syndicated Columnists and Loving America at the Miami Herald

    04/08/2016 3:39:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 8, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, Leonard Pitts the ace columnist at the Miami Herald, penned a column which, thanks to the beauties of syndication, reached the kitchen tables, living room sofas, and computer screens of many thousands of readers. Pitts, the 2004 Pulitzer Prize awardee for commentary opined, in what was billed “An open letter to American Muslims” that native born Muslims must find it very difficult to love America. He stated that the uniqueness of the modern Islamic dilemma is, “…the question of how-and whether-to love a country that often fails to love you back.” He fleshed out his question by referring,...
  • Take This Blog And Shove It

    11/19/2015 12:35:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear Used Car Salesman: I want to thank you for your invitation to be interviewed on your local news program. I am afraid that I must respectfully decline your request. In fact, I will not be accepting any future interview requests from your news outlet. I am writing today to provide an explanation for my blanket refusal. As an initial matter, you are probably perplexed by my decision to refer to you as a used car salesman given that you consider yourself to be a journalist. My refusal to use your preferred job title is an example of the norm...
  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • New York Times Columnist: ‘Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions’

    From Mark Oppenheimer in Time: Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.” But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that...
  • ‘Moronic’: Columnist ripped for ‘despicable’ suggestion that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered

    05/11/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    twtchy ^ | 5/11/14 | staff
    Robyn @robdetf Follow How does genius Eleanor Clift think the smoke got there to begin with? #Benghazi The elites in the mainstream media never pass up an opportunity to further embarrass themselves. Tammy Bruce âś” @HeyTammyBruce Degree to which panicked liberals will go "Eleanor Clift: Amb Stevens Wasn't Murdered, He Died Of Smoke Inhalation" Â… Layla @Layla1951 Follow .@EleanorClift -Example of why Americans hate the mainstream media as much as they hate politicians ---lies lies lies! @HeyTammyBruce 11:22 AM - 11 May 2014 Eleanor Clift âś” @EleanorClift Check out my voter's guide to TuesdayÂ’s DC Primary via @thedailybeast...
  • Liberal columnist 'getting sick' of defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 6:43:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2014 | Rick Moran
    Ron Fournier, one of Obamacare's staunchest defenders, wants us to know he is "getting sick" of defending the law, writing that it was "getting difficult and slinking toward impossible" to advocate for it. National Journal: For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees than spelled out in the...
  • Washington Post Columnist: Monica Kinda Asked For It

    01/27/2014 11:35:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/14 | staff
    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggested former President Bill Clinton was not entirely culpable for his affair with Monica Lewinsky Monday on MSNBC. The comment came in the context of a discussion about Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) comments yesterday where he accused President Clinton of “predatory behavior” toward his former White House intern. Marcus said Republicans seem to address female sexuality only in the contexts of victimization or promiscuity. To evidence her point, Marcus added she did not believe Monica Lewinsky was an entirely “innocent victim” in the scandal. “I recall some thong flashing there,” she said. Full exchange:...
  • Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Ann Coulter

    12/09/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by jimsin · 53 replies
    The author, columnist, and conservative political commentator was born Dec. 8, 1961, in New York City, N.Y.
  • New York Times Columnist Tried to Block Publication of Book in Israel: Alaa al-Aswany

    10/29/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman
    A newly hired New York Times columnist is an anti-Israel conspiracy theorist who is so opposed to “normalization” with the Jewish state that he once fought to prevent a think tank from translating his novel into Hebrew. Influential Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany sparked controversy in literary circles in 2010 when he tried to block the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information from publishing a Hebrew translation of his novel The Yacoubian Building. IPCRI co-chairman Gershon Baskin told the Washington Free Beacon that his organization enlisted Amos Schocken, the editor of left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, to publish the Hebrew translation....
  • D. J. R. Bruckner, Columnist and Critic, Dies at 79

    09/22/2013 11:58:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    D. J. R. Bruckner, a retired book and theater critic for The New York Times who was previously a nationally syndicated political columnist for The Los Angeles Times, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 79.
  • U.K. columnist asks if world should intervene to stop U.S. ‘gun violence

    09/22/2013 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    examiner ^ | 9/22/13 | David Codrea
    America is “gripped by civil war” if the “death toll from firearms” is any measure, and the international community should intervene if its policies are to be consistent. That’s the speculative premise of a Saturday polemic in The Observer by Henry Porter, “a journalist specialising in liberty and civil rights.” Really. How very Orwellian. But then again, for “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day. “American gun use is out of control,” Porter’s headline generalizes and concludes right from the start. “[W]hat if we no longer thought of this as just a problem for America,” he asks, “and, instead, viewed it...
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • Dr. Ben Carson joins The Washington Times as weekly columnist

    07/09/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July | Jennifer Harper
    Dr. Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon whose entrance into America’s political debate has energized conservatives, on Wednesday joined The Washington Times as a weekly opinion columnist. A straightforward speaker known for his optimism and candor, the pediatric neurosurgeon’s early forays into politics and media attracted so much attention that news organizations and fans alike have begun discussing a possible run for political office one day. “Dr. Carson is one of the freshest and most powerful voices in the conservative movement whose values were forged in the decades he spent helping everyday Americans as a pediatric neurosurgeon and public servant....
  • NYT Columnist Retweets Message Comparing AIPAC to Pigs

    01/17/2013 3:50:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A New York Times columnist has come under fire after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. According to Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday afternoon retweeted the message written by longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, which recalled the recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month. Next: Chamber...
  • Liberal Columnist Calls Tea Party ‘Terrorists’, Heads Civil Discourse Initiative (video)

    01/14/2012 10:32:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 1/14/12 | The Daily Show
    The Daily Show's John Oliver does a fantastic segment on liberal hypocrisy featuring Froma Harrop, the president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
  • Columnist in Jordanian Daily: Jews and Peace Are Incompatible; 'The Protocols of

    12/01/2011 6:04:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12/1/11 | staff
    In a column in the Jordanian daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm, As'ad Al-'Azouni wrote that Jews and peace are incompatible, because the Jews do not believe in peace and, furthermore, are responsible for all the wars and conflicts in the world. He added that the West supports the Jews only because it is afraid they might return there from Israel and spread corruption and licentiousness, as they did in the past. The following are excerpts from the article:[1] "The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion Is Perhaps [the Best] Proof That They [Work To] Prevent Peace" "Israel is a peace rejectionist. That...
  • Columnist Who Justified Terrorism Fired from Jerusalem Post

    08/30/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/11 | Elad Benari
    Columnist Larry Derfner fired from Jerusalem Post after writing in his blog that "the Palestinians have the right to use terrorism." The Jerusalem Post has fired leftist columnist Larry Derfner after he published a commentary piece in which he justified Arab terrorism against Israelis and particularly the recent multiple terror attacks near Eilat. In a column dated August 21 which he published on his blog and which was entitled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” Derfner wrote: “[T]he Palestinians, like every nation living under hostile rule, have the right to fight back, that their terrorism, especially in the face...
  • WaPo Columnist on CNN: 'How Much Time Do We Have Left to Talk About How Stupid Sarah Palin Is?'

    01/16/2011 7:14:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/16/11 | Noel Sheppard
    The Washington Post had better refrain from telling other media outlets to tone down their rhetoric, for on Sunday, one of the paper's longest running columnists asked on national television, "How much time do we have left to talk about how stupid Sarah Palin is?"Such was said by Richard Cohen, a man that has been with the Post since 1968, towards the end of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" (video follows with transcript and commentary):FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Richard Cohen, do you have answers?RICHARD COHEN, WASHINGTON POST: I have nothing but answers.
  • Boston Globe columnist reveals that new school anti-bullying law is completely ineffective

    07/13/2010 10:46:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 07/13/2010 | n/a
    The jury is in. By all accounts MassResistance was right about the new Massachusetts "anti-bullying" law for schools which was passed unanimously by the Legislature in March with great fanfare and self-congratulation -- not to mention cheers from the Boston media. It's completely ineffective.
  • World's Worst Columnist? ( and the prize goes to.... )

    04/14/2009 4:24:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 923+ views
    Powerline ^ | 4/13/2009 | John Hindraker
    It's a tough competition, of course, but it's hard to imagine that any columnist in America could be more inept than Paul Krugman. I used to enjoy beating up on Krugman, but haven't read him for a long time--life is short. But today I happened to notice this column, which attacks the Republican Party and the tea party movement. I'd rebut Krugman's arguments, only he doesn't make any. Does he ever? Krugman doesn't argue, he just vents. This is what we used to call "mailing it in." If Krugman spent more than 20 minutes writing this column, I'd be shocked....
  • NY Times hires new, conservative op-ed columnist

    03/11/2009 7:07:13 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 50 replies · 1,341+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3/11/09
    NEW YORK - The New York Times is describing its newest opinion columnist as young and conservative. The Times announced Wednesday that Ross G. Douthat (DOW'-thut), a 29-year-old writer and editor at The Atlantic, will initially write online columns for the newspaper beginning in mid-April.
  • Five Columnists Join Obama on Air Force One (Kathleen Parker Alert)

    02/13/2009 2:56:11 PM PST · by Big_Monkey · 15 replies · 700+ views
    ABC ^ | 02/13/09 | Jake Tapper
    Also joining the Obamas on Air Force One: five newspaper columnists, invited to join the president for an on-the-record sit-down onboard the plane. According to one columnist, it was a very last minute invite from the White House (around 8 p.m. Thursday). Those invited include the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page, the New York Times's Bob Herbert, the Atlantic's Ron Brownstein, and the Washington Post's EJ Dionne and Kathleen Parker. Page's most recent column, about Obama, was titled "Obama's hard-learned lessons in leadership." Herbert's, also about Obama, was titled "The Chess Master." Brownstein's last column about Obama was titled, "The Solvency...
  • Author and Parade Columnist James Brady Dies at 80

    01/28/2009 7:16:07 PM PST · by My hearts in London - Everett · 7 replies · 657+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 28, 2009 | POLLY ANDERSON
    James Brady, the Parade magazine celebrity columnist whose wide-ranging career also included novels, a memoir on his Korean War service and a stint as publisher of the fashion bible Women's Wear Daily, has died at 80.
  • Columnist’s Labeling Palin Backers ‘White Trash’ Spurs Review at Canadian TV

    09/18/2008 2:04:32 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 47 replies · 271+ views ^ | 9/18/08 |
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reviewing complaints from both Americans and Canadians about a Web site columnist who recently described Sarah Palin’s supporters as “white trash,” compared the vice presidential candidate to a “porn actress” and called her daughter’s boyfriend a “redneck” and “ratboy.”
  • Globie hit on gun buy

    07/19/2007 10:32:25 PM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 726+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 19, 2007 | Frank Quaratiello
    A major pro-gun group took aim at award-winning Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey yesterday, saying he violated federal law while researching a 2005 anti-gun column and should be fired. The Second Amendment Foundation, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., said it sent a letter to Globe Editor Martin Baron yesterday citing previously undisclosed details about the column, which described a gun purchase. Bailey provided new details of the purchase Tuesday on former House Speaker Tom Finneran’s WRKO AM-680 radio show. Bailey said he gave a New Hampshire man money to buy a gun at a gun show and expensed...
  • Controversial columnist draws fire for gay slur

    03/04/2007 2:52:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1,441+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outspoken U.S. conservative columnist Ann Coulter is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after publicly using a derogatory gay slur in reference to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards. "Ann Coulter not only once again went out of her way to use a nasty epithet, she pushed her offensiveness up a notch," Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, said on Sunday. Coulter made the comments on Friday during a speech at the influential American Conservative Union's Political Action Conference, calling Edwards a "faggot." "We conservatives have enough trouble overcoming the false things...
  • Judge Roy Moore debuts as columnist ( for WorldNetdaily)

    07/26/2006 10:07:55 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 8 replies · 363+ views ^ | 07/26/2006
    Judge Roy Moore debuts as columnist Newssite welcomes man who staunchly defended Ten Commandments -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 26, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Judge Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was ousted from office after battling for the right to display the Ten Commandments in the state courthouse, debuts today as an exclusive columnists for WorldNetDaily. "We are deeply honored to welcome Judge Moore to WorldNetDaily," said WND Editor Joseph Farah. "He has shown the nation he is a rarity in public service – a man of principle who's not afraid to acknowledge God and defend...
  • The Final Days of Art Buchwald: A Visit - Columnist Art Buchwald 'near death'...

    03/03/2006 10:56:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,403+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 3/3/06 | Suzette Martinez Standring
    MILTON, Mass. Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it's only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper, he's in unusually fine fettle. I spent two days by his side to find Buchwald doesn't see himself as courageous, nor does he feel shored up by supernatural spiritual strength. To fade away naturally is the decision he made when faced with the alternative of being hooked up to a dialysis machine three times a week, for five hours at a stretch for the rest of his life. He said, "I...
  • Ann Coulter Speaks, Crowd Erupts

    02/11/2006 1:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 374 replies · 13,958+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/10/06 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Ann Coulter...was definitely Friday’s biggest draw at CPAC 2006. From the get-go the conservative columnist had the crowd cheering and was frequently interrupted by applause. Many of Coulter’s talking points came from recent news events -- such as “the great Danish cartoon caper” and President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. “Muslims are the only group who kill because people call them violent,” she said of Islam’s rage over the printing of Muhammad cartoons. Speaking about the nation's highest court, Coulter not only expressed elation at Justice Samuel Alito’s confirmation, she also shared her feelings on Chief Justice John Roberts ... She...
  • Guilty plea in case of pies thrown at columnist <Ann Coulter)

    11/05/2005 5:01:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 2,139+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 6, 2005 | Kim Smith
    One of two men accused of throwing cream pies at nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter last year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Friday. Phillip Edgar Smith agreed to pay $915 in restitution for damage caused to a backdrop screen that was hit by one of the pies, said deputy Pima County Attorney Noah Van Amburg. Judge Paul Simon gave Smith a $250 fine, but told him that if he pays the restitution by Dec. 5 he will suspend the fine, Van Amburg said. According to police, Smith and William Zachary Wolff, both 25, threw the tofu cream pies at Coulter...
  • Melanie Morgan Joins WND (Conservative Babe Gets Weekly Column!)

    10/20/2005 9:23:35 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 51 replies · 6,731+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/20/2005 | WND Staff
    COMING TOMORROWMelanie Morgan joins WND lineup San Fran talk host, pro-troops advocate to pen weekly column © 2005 Melanie Morgan Melanie Morgan, talk-radio host and the voice behind pro-troops organization Move America Forward, begins writing an exclusive column for WorldNetDaily tomorrow. Morgan is the co-host of the "Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan Show" on KSFO 560 AM in San Francisco and chairwoman of the conservative nonprofit group Move America Forward. As part of her leadership of the pro-troops organization, Morgan helped organize the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" campaign, which mobilized the largest counter effort to Cindy Sheehan,...
  • Major Journalism Scandal at Sacramento Paper - (Bee didn't learn from NYT Jason Blair fictions)

    07/19/2005 2:35:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 822+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    As more comes to light about Diane Griego Erwin, the former Sacramento Bee columnist, the more revealing and instructive the story becomes. It is a story we mentioned in a recent Media Monitor, but much more has come to light. In one sense, it is another validation for the New Media, specifically the blogs; and for another, it shines a light on problems related to diversity in the newsrooms, when diversity strictly refers to skin color. It also spells potential big trouble for the Sacramento Bee editor, Rick Rodriguez, the new president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)....
  • So What's the Story on Bob Novak? - (why isn't he facing the same fate as Judith Miller?)

    07/05/2005 5:35:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 37 replies · 1,447+ views
    Columnist Robert Novak has made a career for himself as a human flamethrower for conservative causes. Yet, even Novak appears surprised at the mounting cost of his disclosure in 2003 of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame. It was classic Novak: a hatchet job directed not at Plame, but at her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. The firestorm that erupted has consumed millions of dollars in investigation and litigation costs and has wreaked havoc with the career not just of Plame (who had to leave the CIA) but of two reporters who were hauled into court and...
  • Female chauvinist digs

    03/20/2005 7:52:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 737+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    LUCKY ME. No one can accuse me of being a token female columnist, because I'm the only full-time columnist writing for this opinion page. (Editorial writer Ken Garcia writes a weekly column.) Last month, when syndicated columnist Susan Estrich went public with her feud with Los Angeles Times Editorial Page Editor Michael Kinsley for not running enough columns by women and local writers, she put the gender card back on the table. Credit Estrich for getting the pack journalists to find a big story in a phenomenon any rube can see. Stop the presses: Most opinion writers are men. It...
  • The bitter and inane Richard Cohen

    03/02/2005 9:42:30 AM PST · by directorblue · 1 replies · 210+ views
    DirectorBlue's blog ^ | 3/2/2005 | directorblue
    The inane and bitter Richard Cohen spewed forth a few days ago and -- shockingly -- he wrote of the Democratic movement rustling through the Mideast: '...something momentous is stirring: democracy, freedom, independence. Something. Or, as an Arab acquaintance just e-mailed me from the region, "I can smell the winds of change in the air wherever I go." ...' A gracious and glowing concession to the Reaganesque moves of the administration? Of course not. '...Given what's happening, it's understandable that many eyes have shifted to Washington with a new sense of appreciation. Could it be that the neocons were right...
  • Sam Francis,columnist, 57, dies -a leading voice of traditional conservatism.

    02/18/2005 12:16:33 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 35 replies · 2,958+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 18 2005 | staff
    Sam Francis, columnist, 57, dies THE WASHINGTON TIMES Samuel Francis, a syndicated columnist and author, died Tuesday night at a Washington-area hospital of complications following major heart surgery. He was 57. Mr. Francis was an editorial writer for The Washington Times and served from 1987 to 1991 as the deputy editorial page editor. He remained a staff columnist through September 1995. Mr. Francis received the Distinguished Writing Award for editorial writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in both 1989 and 1990, and was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation's National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for editorial...
  • Not a fair fight

    12/29/2004 10:45:45 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 287+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 29, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh Boy! Just when you thought the legacy media might have wised-up in the wake Dan Rather's career crash, along comes Nick Coleman, the worst columnist at the Worst Major Daily Newspaper in America. The old adage is that when you find yourself in a hole, you should stop digging. Instead, Nick has rented a metaphorical backhoe. Coleman is about to gain fame well beyond his home market, and I don't think he is going to enjoy the experience. Evidently, Nick has been wounded deeply by the ridicule he has endured at the hands of fellow Minnesotans John Hinderaker and...
  • Ballad Of The French Berets (Ann Coulter)

    08/19/2004 5:44:50 AM PDT · by cody32127 · 20 replies · 1,702+ views ^ | August 18, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    There ought to be a special word -- something German -- to describe the feeling of revulsion normal people experience when reading lines like these from a single article on John Kerry by Laura Blumenfeld in The Washington Post: -- "Kerry's complexity has been an issue since his national debut in 1971." -- "Kerry likes to quote the French writer Andre Gide: 'Don't try to understand me too quickly.'" -- "His friend Dan Barbiero said it comes down to Kerry's complexity ..." (Apparently, Kerry's answers on the LSAT were too nuanced and complex for the Harvard Law School admissions committee:...
  • Foreign Policy/Intelligence Columnist Says McGreevey Sex Scandal was Israeli Intelligence Operation

    08/18/2004 4:42:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 983+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 8/16/04
    Foreign Policy/Intelligence Columnist Andy Martin Says McGreevey Sex Scandal was Israeli Intelligence Operation 8/16/2004 8:49:00 AM NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- America's most respected foreign policy/intelligence analyst,'s Andy Martin, will publish a column and hold a news conference in New York today (Aug. 16) to disclose that the New Jersey sex scandal involving Gov. James McGreevey was really an Israeli intelligence operation gone sour. NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS: Time/date: today (Aug. 16) at 1 p.m. EDT Location: Southwest Corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, New York City "People have been confused by the McGreevey sex scandal," says...
  • Matthew Gutman

    07/01/2004 5:16:27 AM PDT · by beachrunner · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Chicago SunTimes, Jerusalem Post
    Does anyone have any background on the columnist Matthew Gutman.
  • HELP Looking for columnist who wrote about Hispanics abusing horses

    03/25/2004 7:31:21 AM PST · by auzerais · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Hi, this morning Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan of KSFO's Morning Show were discussing a recent news item about illegal Hispanics brutalizing a pet horse so badly it had to be put down. [they were chasing the horse in their pick-up] Sorry I don't have the url for the news item as I didn't catch where this occured.But what I'm really looking for is a recent column [within the last month or so] by a columnist which I believe I read in's email selection about the growing practice here in the USA by Hispanics in the so-called "sport" of...
  • Robert Fisk: The gloves are off in terror war, and everyone is at risk

    03/23/2004 12:16:35 PM PST · by mhking · 58 replies · 234+ views
    The (UK) Star ^ | 3.23.04 | Robert Fisk
    London - It doesn't take an awful lot of courage to murder a paraplegic in a wheelchair. But it takes only a few moments to absorb the implications of the assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin yesterday. Yes, he enthusiastically endorsed suicide bombings - including the murder of Israeli children. Yes, if you live by the sword, you die by the sword, in a wheelchair or not. But something went wrong with the narrative of the news story yesterday, and something infinitely more dangerous - another sinister precedent - was set for our brave new world. Take the old man himself....
  • Sun-Times columnist Steve Neal dies

    02/19/2004 12:13:31 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 497+ views
    Steve Neal, Chicago's premiere political columnist for decades, famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of history and political lore, for endlessly swapping stories with political junkies and for his books that ranged from a biography of Wendell Wilkie to the correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman, died Wednesday at his Hinsdale home. He was 54 and had been hospitalized overnight this week at Northwestern Hospital for a heart problem, his family said. Hinsdale police said they responded to a “carbon monoxide alarm’’ Wednesday afternoon at the home. Mr. Neal was among the city's most savvy political analysts, but unlike many...
  • Disagreeing Doesn't Mean We're Un-American [barf alert]

    09/20/2003 9:21:12 AM PDT · by Eala · 21 replies · 403+ views
    KVI 570 AM (by way of KOMO) ^ | September 19, 2003 | Ken Schram
    SEATTLE - So, it's not just me. Read Joel Connelly's column in Friday's Seattle P-I. Read Ellen Goodman's column in the Seattle Times Friday. Or, just give my friend Mikey a call. Mikey stopped me yesterday to comment on how viciously strident conservative broadcasters have become. How Limbaugh, Hanity [SIC]and O'Reilly, for example, figure that if we don't support President Bush in EVERY instance, on EVERY issue, at ALL times, then we are un-American. That's it's not enough to merely mistrust liberals or moderates, we must disdain them, or we are un-American. That if we don't let right-wing anally-conservative broadcasters...
  • Mark Morford win columnists society award (The Man Freepers LOVE to HATE!)

    06/25/2003 10:03:33 AM PDT · by MikalM · 31 replies · 226+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/25/03 | SFGate
    <p>SF Gate's lead columnist, Mark Morford, has won first place in the online columnists division of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists contest.</p> <p>In addition, Chronicle television columnist Tim Goodman won the society's Herb Caen Memorial Award for notes/item columns.</p>
  • The Weather's Great, Wish I Were Here

    05/22/2003 9:08:41 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | May 21, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    The Weather's Great, Wish I Were Here May 21, 2003 RIO DE JANEIRO Actually I'm in Brooklyn right now, but I'm counting on my employer to follow the strict fact-checking methods in operation at the New York Times. Under the excellent system of checks and balances at the Times, reporter Jayson Blair kept turning in reports with datelines from places like West Virginia and Maryland ? while submitting expense receipts for the same time period from Joe's Bar in Brooklyn. You can't blame him. He couldn't very well turn in articles with the dateline "My Mom's House." In the current...
  • In Celebration Of Linda Bowles (A Tribute By Joseph Farah)

    05/20/2003 3:37:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 387+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 5/20/03 | Joseph Farah
    Joseph Farah In celebration of Linda Bowles Posted: May 20, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 My friend Linda Bowles, a gifted and brilliant columnist, didn't want any memorials. I will honor that last wish. This isn't a memorial of her death. It's a celebration of her life. I didn't know Linda Bowles well, yet she was one of my best friends. That's the kind of person she was. I first came to know her when she offered her column to the Sacramento Union while I served as editor. It was rare for us then to consider any columnist...
  • Marijuana columnist goes on trial on charges of illegally growing pot (DOH! alert)

    01/21/2003 4:28:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 117 replies · 535+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/03 | DAVID KRAVETS
    Marijuana columnist goes on trial on charges of illegally growing pot Tue Jan 21, 3:28 PM ET By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO - An author of how-to books and columns on growing marijuana and evading the law went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of illegally cultivating pot. The case against Ed Rosenthal represents the latest clash between federal agents and state and local authorities over the medical use of marijuana. Rosenthal, a former columnist for the pro-marijuana magazine High Times, has said he was growing pot to help the sick, which is legal under California law....
  • If you're as much of a Ben Stein fan as I am...

    08/16/2002 2:02:30 PM PDT · by LadyAustin · 15 replies · 405+ views
    It's not "Ben Stein's Diary", but I just found out about this and thought other Ben Stein fans might want to know... The wonderful Ben Stein is writing a column for EOnline. It rarely touches on the political, but it's more of his insightful writing, though admittedly with a Hollywood/gossip slant to it to make it palatable to the EOnline readers.
  • Mary "MoDo" McGrory...

    07/22/2002 5:43:11 PM PDT · by TheToddinator · 3 replies · 260+ views
    The Weekly James | July 21, 2002 | James Morrow
    Mary McGrory has filed a Sunday column that reads like a parody of Maureen Dowd. The ancient columnist actually took a report on "Botox parties" (a left-coast phenomenon if there ever was one) and tried to somehow, with great mirth and wit, tie them into Washington and her general hatred of the Bush administration.