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  • Dana Milbank's Heritage disaster

    06/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank set off a flurry of outraged tweets on Monday night after posting a highly critical recap of a panel event at the Heritage Foundation that, he says, "deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering." Video of that panel has since surfaced and -- in my view -- Milbank grossly misrepresented the nature of that exchange. The woman in question, Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, does not seem to have been "taunted." Both panelists who responded to her accepted the premise of her question...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUS

    04/18/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    April 18, 2014 CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUSM.Stanton Evans Five plus decades after he left the national scene, Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) remains the target of inaccurate charges by leftward elements in Congress and the press corps.The latest example in this vein is the uproar over IRS official Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment before the House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), concerning hostile treatment of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions,. Having proclaimed her innocence of wrongdoing, Lerner then refused to discuss specifics, pleading possible self-incrimination. This led Issa and his GOP...
  • Milbank, O’Reilly, Fox News and Disrespecting Presidents Today

    02/10/2014 10:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Much has been reported recently concerning Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and his pre-Super Bowl interview of President Barack Obama. Many of the Obama cheering section are stating that this action showed Obama’s courage in the sense that he was willing to consent to an interview with a supposedly hostile reporter from an anti-administration television network. Conservative viewers, on the other hand, saw this as an exercise in frustration since the President answered no questions, and spent his time lobbing thinly disguised barbs at the interviewer, and the interviewer’s employer. So, few minds were really changed by this supposedly “courageous”...
  • WashPost's Milbank Compares Talk of Impeaching Obama to 'Revenge Killing'

    01/08/2014 4:02:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 8, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during a discussion of Republican congressional members who have spoken of the possibility of impeaching President Obama, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank labeled such talk "tribal politics" and compared it to a "revenge killing" against the President because he won the election. After host Al Sharpton played clips of several Republican members of Congress from a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Milbank dismissed the likelihood of impeachment and then added: But I think what this represents is not a serious effort to remove the President. But it's a certain frustration, and they said as much in...
  • IN TRYING TO SMEAR ALEC, WASHPO LIBERAL GETS IT WRONG

    12/11/2013 12:10:26 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-11-13 | Merrill Matthews
    The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank published an op-ed last week trying to pile on to the liberal attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. ALEC is a 40-year-old organization of conservative state legislators. I’ve been attending its meetings for more than 20 years. Because ALEC takes an unashamedly free market approach to policy issues, it tends to attract more Republican state legislators than Democrats, but it has always been bipartisan and frequently reaches out to moderate and conservative-leaning Democrats. For example, then-Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia has spoken via video to the group. ALEC’s mission has expanded...
  • WaPo Collumnist (sic): Bashir Makes Very Legitimate Point About Palin

    12/02/2013 3:08:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/2/2013 | Trey Sanchez
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank appeared on Fox News' MediaBuzz and called Martin Bashir's statement of using Sarah Palin as a toilet, "legitimate." During the "Spin Cycle" segment, Milbank callously supported Bashir: The Martin Bashir thing…he was making a very legitimate point about Sarah Palin. Host Howard Kurtz jumped in with much needed context to remind the panel that Palin did compare the national debt to slavery and agrees that it is "fair game" to criticize Palin over that. What he says can't be disputed is that the network, MSNBC, approved the script containing the vile comments.   No matter...
  • Double Downer For Obama At Washington Post: Milbank and Marcus Say It's Ov-ah

    11/16/2013 4:33:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody cue the Debbie Downer horn. How bad are things for President Obama? In recent days, the Washington Post has brought us a double-barreled downer blast from two pundits who normally support the president. All you need to know about Dana Milbank's and Ruth Marcus' columns you can glean from their respective final sentences, which read: "Maybe the president does understand that the game is over." And "Can he recover? I’m sorry to say: I’m not at all confident." Wah-wah, indeed! More here.
  • WashPost's Milbank Hints Palin is 'Idiot,' Obama Should Use 'Reverse Psychology' on GOP

    09/09/2013 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank cracked that President Obama should use on the GOP the kind of "reverse psychology" that is used with children as he saw politics in GOP opposition to military action in Syria. He went on the suggest that Sarah Palin is an "idiot" after host Al Sharpton read from her tweet opposing military intervention. After Sharpton brought up New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm mentioning his opposition to war in Syria in a fundraising letter, he turned to Milbank went after the GOP as he responded: "Boy,...
  • Whistleblower’s yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics

    05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 8, 2013 | Miss Dana Milbank
    They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star witness for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man leading the probe of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi. But despite Issa’s incautious promise that the hearing’s revelations would be “damaging” to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday. Rather, he held lawmakers from both parties rapt...
  • Pileup at the White House

    06/11/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/2012 | Dana Milbank,
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.” Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...
  • Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out...no second term")

    06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama. Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.” Could it get any worse? Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been...
  • D.C.’s Occupy Protest, Attracting Only the Usual Suspects (Milbank laments left's failure)

    10/11/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    By the time they got to Woodstock, they were half a million strong. But by the time they assembled on Freedom Plaza on Tuesday morning to plan the day’s civil disobedience, they numbered only 53. Attempting to emulate the Occupy Wall Street protests, Washington activists and some out-of-town guests set themselves the lofty goal of occupying the Hart Senate Office Building. “We are there to shut the place down!” organizer David Swanson told his small band of followers. But how to do this with only a few dozen demonstrators? Well, Swanson said, they could push all the buttons on the...
  • The Hypocritical Left And Its Dirty Little Secret

    09/28/2011 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 9 replies
    FRee Republic | 9/28/11 | Alan Levy
    Recently, the Washington Compost's Dana Milbank had this to say in one of his nonsensical columns: ----------------------------------- "I should add that I am in no danger of being caught in the net of President Obama’s proposed millionaires’ tax. I pay the accountants a few thousand dollars, and they make sure I am not paying more in taxes than I should be. (Note to the IRS: They do this in ways that are conservative, entirely above-board and so innocuous that they should not attract your interest in the slightest.)" http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-am-a-job-creator-who-creates-no-jobs/2011/09/20/gIQAhpgGjK_story.html ------------------------------------ Well, I guess Selfish Dana wants to see old people...
  • Barack Obama’s Wings of Wax

    09/10/2011 7:36:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.09.2011 | Peter Wehner
    Presidencies can go through various stages in terms of their effect on the opposition – from eliciting respect and some amount of fear, to provoking anger, to becoming the object of ridicule. Barack Obama has reached the third stage.Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has written a column in which he cites passages from Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last night and then chronicles the reaction among congressional Republicans, which included chuckles, guffaws and giggles. Hostility to Obama has given way to indifference to what he says; witness the fact the GOP did not even feel the need...
  • Rick Perry is no libertarian

    08/30/2011 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08-30-11 | Dana Milbank
    A s my Post colleague Perry Bacon reported in detail this week, Rick Perry has jettisoned the “compassion” that sometimes leavened the conservatism of his predecessor in the Texas governor’s mansion. If Perry’s style resembles anybody’s in George W. Bush’s White House, in fact, it is that of former vice president Dick Cheney, whose just-published memoir, “In My Time,” might as well have been titled “Right Every Time (Even Though I Was Surrounded by Idiots).” Think of Perry as Bush without the charm. But in one area I quibble with Bacon’s shrewd analysis of Perry, whose victory in 2012, he...
  • Waiting For Superwoman:Rebuttal to Dana Milbank's "Tour De Farce"

    06/18/2011 3:02:49 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/18/11 | Barry Secrest
    Simply fascinating. You know that things for the Progressive-Liberals are not going so terribly well when the cream of the Liberal crop begin to retract their fatally flawed ideological ideas back into their respective shells much like a turtle under grave duress. Yet this retreat appears to be the latest phenomena with regard to the art of the Conservative refutation. One of the reasons that we began running regular rebuttal pieces was actually based on a lifetime of personal experience. You certainly know the feeling: Minding your own business, meandering through your favorite newspaper when you finally make it to...
  • Obama, lost in thought (Giant, hilarious, projectile barf alert)

    04/27/2011 5:53:50 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    When I covered George W. Bush’s White House, my job was made easier by the simplicity of the subject. The president had a few defining mantras — Cut taxes! Rally the base! Terrorists hate freedom! With us or against us! — and most of his decisions could be understood, even predicted, by applying one of the overarching philosophies. With President Obama, there is no such luxury. The political right is befuddled as it tries to explain him: First, Obama was a tyrant and a socialist; now he’s a weakling who refuses to lead. The political left is almost as confused,...
  • Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February

    03/01/2011 12:23:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable. But I couldn't overcome an abiding terror: What if Sarah Palin announced her presidential bid, right in the middle of my self-imposed, month-long moratorium? The turning point came when I watched Fox News on Feb. 11. A banner flashed on the screen: "FOX NEWS ALERT." Dramatic music played. Stuart Varney, in for Neil Cavuto, delivered the bulletin: "Sarah Palin has issued a tweet." This was news? It was then that I...
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...
  • Brokeback Boycott

    01/23/2011 8:21:24 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | January 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM | Josh Painter
    At Big Journalism, Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King comment on the "Palin Pledge" news blackout being organized at DNC house organ The Washington Post by leftist writer Dana Milbank: Milbank’s call for a Palin boycott is reminiscent of behind the scenes coordination by members of Journolist. In this case however, Milbank and The Post are making viral a campaign that has been wished for by others in the media who hate Palin and do not want to see her become president of the United States. The Post’s campaign against Palin even has a logo... [...] Milbank’s editor Marisa Katz......
  • WaPo mounts 'boycott Sarah' movement

    01/23/2011 2:44:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 22, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Like an addict vowing to give up booze or heroin, Washington Post writer Dana Milbank is organizing readers to vow to not read about Sarah Palin for the next month. Kristinn Taylor and Andreea Shea King write in Big Journalism: "The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member's page that reads, 'I'm making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?' "The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank's column this afternoon, several...
  • Washington Post Organizes News Boycott of Sarah Palin; Starts Twitter Campaign Against GOP Star

    01/22/2011 6:05:07 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 132 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/22/11 | Kristinn Taylor; Andrea Shea King
    The Washington Post is engaging in online political activism by encouraging its readers to boycott news coverage of Sarah Palin. The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member’s page that reads, “I’m making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?” The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank’s column this afternoon, several hours after running and pulling a Washington Post online poll about boycotting Sarah Palin news coverage. The poll initially accompanied...
  • I'm Declaring February a Palin Free Month, Join Me! (WaPo Dana Milbank: Sarah Palin 'Un-Person')

    01/21/2011 7:56:37 AM PST · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 21, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Though it is embarrassing to admit this in public, I can no longer hide the truth. I have a Sarah Palin problem. I have written about her in 42 columns since Sen. John McCain picked her as his presidential running mate in 2008. I've mentioned her in dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radio appearances. I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me. But today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so, I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah...
  • The "Appearance" of TV News

    11/04/2010 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Gobeewan · 18 replies
    an open letter to Dana Milbank...If you are going to criticize Megyn Kelly, please do so for the right reason. (full disclosure-I am a staunch conservative who watches only Fox News on TV-for good reason) Kelly seems to be one of the least offenders there for showing "bias". You might want to explore the question of whether or not Kelly would have her job on TV if not for her beauty and valley-girl sex appeal (a contributor to her fast-track at Fox and being assigned to cover an election despite a lack of experience?). Be careful though, you might get...
  • This Just In: Washington Post's Milbank Admits He's a Lefty, But…

    09/01/2010 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/01/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    It almost sounds like the set up to a "guy walks into a bar" joke -- or maybe a knock-knock joke -- but the Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an assessment of his own political ideology that can't help but draw a laugh. As WaPo columnist Howard Kurtz reports, Milbank is being moved to the Post's editorial pages. But it is what Milbank said of himself that amuses. "Anybody reading my column would make an informed judgment that I'm left-of-center, and I wouldn't quarrel with that," he says. "But strongly ideological people on the left do not recognize me as...
  • Glenn Beck and the Oakland Shooter (WaPo's Dana Milbank smears Beck as inciting violence)

    08/01/2010 11:25:15 AM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    Late on a Saturday night two weeks ago, an unemployed carpenter packed his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns and set off for San Francisco with a plan to kill progressives. When California Highway Patrol officers stopped him on an interstate in Oakland for driving erratically, Byron Williams, wearing body armor, fired at police with a 9mm handgun, a shotgun and a .308-caliber rifle with armor-piercing bullets, Oakland police say. Shot and captured after injuring two officers, Williams, on parole for bank robbery, told investigators that he wanted "to start a revolution" by "killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation...
  • Headless Tales By Shameless State Leaders (Colossal Barf Alert!!!)

    07/13/2010 8:56:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic DANA MLBANK
    Jan Brewer has lost her head. The Arizona governor, seemingly determined to repel every last tourist dollar from her pariah state, has sounded a new alarm about border violence. "Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded," she announced on local television. Ay, caramba! Those dark-skinned foreigners are now severing the heads of fair-haired Americans? Maybe they're also scalping them or shrinking them or putting them on a spike. But those in fear of losing parts north of the neckline can relax. There's not a follicle of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/14/2010 3:56:01 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/14/10 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 1,635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday April 13, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 14, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 3:22:34 PM PDT · by upstanding · 27 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/14/2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • A Knife in Obama’s Back?

    03/03/2010 8:18:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,475+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Knife in Obama’s Back?Maybe Rahm Emanuel is guilty of disloyalty, but he might be the only thing keeping Obama tethered to the reality-based community.  The president is surrounded by acolytes of the Cult of Obama. They consider him to be a “transformational figure” who need not sully himself with the usual rules of politics. The president agrees, rejecting suggestions that he recalibrate his Olympian ambitions. That’s not me saying that, nor one of my knuckle-dragging, baby-eating right-wing brethren. It’s Dana Milbank, the liberal Washington Post writer widely seen by most conservatives as Maureen Dowd in drag. Milbank wrote a...
  • Professor Obama schools lawmakers on health-care reform

    02/25/2010 7:51:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,148+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    Republicans had been hesitant to accept President Obama's invitation to participate in Thursday's White House health-care summit. Their hesitance turned out to be justified. An equal number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers assembled around a table at Blair House, and each had a chance to speak during the seven-hour televised talkathon. But members of the opposition party may not have fully understood that they were stepping into Prof. Obama's classroom, and that they were to be treated like his undisciplined pupils. Obama controlled the microphone and the clock, and he used both skillfully to limit the Republicans' time, to rebut...
  • Sarah the Diva, Looking Past John the Runner-Up

    10/27/2008 8:46:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies · 1,957+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/27/08 | Dana Milbank
    Add this to the Republicans' lessons learned in 2008: One man's maverick is another man's diva. John McCain thought he was being clever picking a fellow maverick to be his running mate. The problem with mavericks, however, is that they don't follow instructions. Pretty soon they go rogue and before you know it you've got a full-fledged diva on your hands. When Sarah Palin, looking sharp in a black suit that could have come from Neiman Marcus, took the stage at a campaign rally in Leesburg yesterday, it didn't take long for roguish elements to creep into her speech. She...
  • Milbank leaves Countdown, joins CNN(trouble on the Left)

    08/05/2008 2:16:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies · 259+ views
    Mediabistro.com ^ | 08/05/2008 | SteveK
    The Washington Post's Dana Milbank has ended his four-year relationship with MSNBC's Countdown, and it's not on the best of terms. Milbank, who, because of a partnership between his paper and the NBC cable news channel, has been a part of MSNBC's programming since at least the 2000 election. The end seemed to be sealed with a column he wrote last Wednesday describing Sen. Barack Obama as the "presumptuous nominee." That set off a firestorm of discussion on all three cable news channels last week. The column also drew the ire of Countdown host Keith Olbermann. So, last night on...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-22-07 (WaPo Columnist Serves Up Turkey Flavored BDS)

    11/22/2007 7:22:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies · 89+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 22, 2007 | Dana Milbank, WaPo POsties, and PJ-Comix
    When does an MSM columnist sound just as wacky as the moonbats posting comments to his online story? It happens when a Washington Post columnist completely politicizes the annual story of the President pardoning a turkey by using it as a launchpad for his BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) rantings. Such was the case with WaPo columnist, Dana Milbank, who just couldn't resist letting his venom drip on Thanksgiving dinner with his COLUMN titled, "Pardon Me!" This is part of a growing trend by the Left to politicize EVERYTHING, even something as innocuous as pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys which is really...
  • MSM Forgive-a-thon Continues: Olbermann Calls Biden Comments 'A Slip'

    01/31/2007 6:09:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,675+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm feeling a lot of love out there. Directed by the MSM toward Joe Biden, that is, for having called Barack Obama the first "clean" and "articulate" black presidential candidate. Earlier this evening, as noted here, Chris Matthews, joined by MSMers Jay Carney and Anne Kornblut, cut Biden mucho slack. The forgive-a-thon continued on Countdown. First, Keith Olbermann declared Biden's comments "a slip." Washington Poster Dana Milbank got into the evening's understanding zeitgeist, assuring us that "nobody sees Joe Biden as a racist." Olbermann spun a theory that "the conservative media establishment" including "bloggers" who are "doing a lot...
  • At Bolton Hearing, Some Unnatural Phenomena

    07/27/2006 7:28:22 PM PDT · by Gondring · 61 replies · 2,082+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 28, 2006 | Dana Milbank
    It would be no exaggeration to say that yesterday's confirmation hearing for John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was a washout. Three hours into the dreary and desultory proceedings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a torrent of water began to pour from light fixtures in the ceiling, creating a waterfall between the nominee and the senators. [...] As it happens, the cascade provided a fitting coda for a hearing in which both sides seemed to be suggesting that the administration's foreign policy -- at least the one unveiled during President Bush's first term -- was all...
  • Aren't Republicans the Mean-Spirited Ones? LA Times Bashes Bush on Birthday

    07/08/2006 11:54:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 1,257+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 8, 2006 Next time you hear liberals talk about mean-spirited Republicans, you might want to remind them of the cold-water dousing the MSM gave the 60 candles on the president's birthday cake. First there was WaPo's Dana Milbank - that paragon of objective journalism - who on Countdown twisted W's good-natured gesture of inviting onto the podium press people who shared the same birthday into a metaphor of presidential lonelieness and isolation. Milbank also used the occasion to allude to Bush's allegedly dissolute youth. And for good measure, the 'reporter' even managed to revive allegations regarding...
  • A Punchy President Meets the Press [milbank alert]

    03/22/2006 2:42:48 PM PST · by mathprof · 62 replies · 1,369+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/06 | dana milbank
    President Bush had a senior moment midway through his news conference yesterday. Referring to an earlier question from the Los Angeles Times' Jim Gerstenzang, who has covered much of Bush's presidency, Bush looked at the veteran correspondent -- and forgot his name. "Back, to, uh, this man's question right here," he said, and then he looked down at his seating chart for a refresher before adding: "This man being Jim." "Sorry, Jim," the president said after everybody had a chuckle at his expense. "I got a lot on my mind these days." That he does. Bush's presidency is in trouble,...
  • At Conservative Forum on Bush, Everybody's a Critic

    03/08/2006 7:08:13 AM PST · by beeler · 215 replies · 2,371+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, March 8, 2006 | Dana Milbank
    If the ancient political wisdom is correct that a charge unanswered is a charge agreed to, the Bush White House pleaded guilty yesterday at the Cato Institute to some extraordinary allegations. "We did ask a few members of the Bush economic team to come," explained David Boaz, the think tank's executive vice president, as he moderated a discussion between two prominent conservatives about President Bush. "We didn't get that." Now why would the administration pass up such an invitation? Well, it could have been because of the first speaker, former Reagan aide Bruce Bartlett. Author of the new book "Impostor:...
  • Secretive and Smug (Emmett Tyrrell)

    03/01/2006 9:15:06 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies · 857+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3-2-06 | R. Emmett Tyrrell,Jr. - Commentary
        Secretive and SmugBy R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Published 3/2/2006 12:07:52 AM WASHINGTON -- So we hear this week that President George W. Bush is taking delight in the spread of the "alternative press" (read conservatives on the Internet, in talk radio, in print, and at Fox) and the gentle detumesence of "mainstream media" (read liberal media, or more precisely Democratic media). Well, I join him in his satisfaction. I have spent much of my life with journalists, beginning in competitive swimming and moving on to politics and culture. Usually, even in covering sports, the journalists have been liberal Democrats....
  • Objectivity? Reporter Dana Milbank Wears a Hunter's Outfit For MSNBC Interview

    02/13/2006 7:33:47 PM PST · by infoguy · 110 replies · 2,379+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 13 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    On tonight's Countdown With Keith Olbermann on MSNBC (Monday, February 13, 2006), Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank appeared for an interview wearing a bright-orange hunter's vest and hat. Michelle Malkin has the photo and video.How on earth is anyone supposed to believe that the Washington Post can maintain any objectivity on the Cheney hunting story when one of their most veteran and prominent reporters shows up for an interview dressed like this?Think back to 1998. Imagine a female newspaper reporter (not an opinion columnist, but a reporter, mind you) showing up for a television interview dressed in a beret and...
  • Bob Barr, Bane of the Right? (WaPo from CPAC)

    02/11/2006 12:22:17 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/06 | Dana Milbank
    You could find just about everything at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week: the bumper sticker that says "Happiness is Hillary's face on a milk carton," the "Straight Pride" T-shirt, a ride on an F-22 Raptor simulator at the Lockheed exhibit, and beans from the Contra Cafe coffee company (slogan: "Wake up with freedom fighters"). As of midday yesterday, a silent auction netted $300 for lunch with activist Grover Norquist, $275 for a meal with the Heritage Foundation president and $1,000 for a hunting trip with the American Conservative Union chairman. But lunch with former congressman Bob Barr...
  • In War, It's Power to the President

    11/19/2001 7:59:49 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 27 replies · 196+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/20/2001 | Dana Milbank
    In Aftermath of Attacks, Bush White House Asserts Power Rivaling That of FDR The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the war in Afghanistan have dramatically accelerated a push by the Bush administration to strengthen presidential powers, giving President Bush a dominance over American government exceeding that of other post-Watergate presidents and rivaling even Franklin D. Roosevelt's command. On a wide variety of fronts, the administration has moved to seize power that it has shared with other branches of government. In foreign policy, Bush announced vast cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal but resisted putting the cuts in a treaty -- ...
  • US hawk labelled a chicken over Iraq

    11/18/2005 7:31:54 AM PST · by Pikamax · 45 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washington Post, via SMH ^ | 11/19/05 | Dana Milbank
    <p>In his 37 years in the military, John Murtha won two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. As a Democratic congressman for the past 31 years, he has been a fierce hawk, championing the US role in conflicts in Central America and the Persian Gulf.</p>
  • Washington Post's Dana Milbank Suckered By or Sucked Up To Communist Shill [Vote Now!]

    08/31/2005 9:48:30 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 11 replies · 301+ views
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    Dana Milbank wrote a snarkfest on the Heritage Foundation's John J. Tierney Jr. and his new book titled "The Politics of Peace: What's Behind the Anti-War Movement?" In the article, Milbank reaches for the obligatory "McCarthy card" offered by a communist who Milbank fails to identify as a communist. Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, an official with ANSWER, said: "Sounds like he's channeling Joe McCarthy, basically. That's a pretty heavy-duty résumé of redbaiting." Click here to see the entire WP article. Click here to see that Ms.Verheyden-Hilliard of A.N.S.W.E.R. is also Ms.Verheyden-Hilliard of the National Lawyers Guild. Click here to see Senate testimony...
  • Long overdue leadership

    06/30/2005 4:56:16 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 17 replies · 610+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/30/05 | Joel Mowbray
    In its instant analysis of Bush’s speech Tuesday night, the Washington Post wrote that the “address continued a shift” in the administration’s justifications of the war in Iraq to “now suggesting a more seamless link between Iraq and the [September 11] attacks.” What reporters Dana Milbank and Peter Barker didn’t seem to understand, however, is that the President neither tried to “justify” the rationale for the war nor was there any “shift” in his position. While the speech contained little news of any sort, it did achieve a very important goal—one that is crucial in the face of the moveon.org...
  • Dana Milbank and 'The Facts'

    03/31/2005 4:57:19 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 14 replies · 891+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/05 | Brent Bozell
    Can nothing spare us from the arrogance of liberal media figures, still parading around as Guardians of the Facts and Solely Anointed Professional Disseminators of the Truth? Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank, in what reads like an early April Fools' prank, has written an article for the Post's Sunday "Outlook" section presenting himself as an objective reporter. The headline was "My Bias for Mainstream News." In it, he complains that the "cottage industry" of watchdog groups on the right and left "are devoted almost entirely to attacking the press." The most priceless sentence is this: "Regardless of the merits, the...