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  • Stanford Traditional Marriage Event Deemed ‘Hate Speech,’ Denied Funding

    03/15/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    An upcoming conference organized by Stanford University’s Anscombe Society called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media” has been dubbed “hate speech” by the college’s graduate-level student government, which refused to allow any of its student fee-funded budget to support the event. The Anscombe Society is a conservative student group centered around traditional marriage and family values; it also encourages chastity, and tackles subjects such as sexual integrity and pornography.
  • Supremes Let Little Sisters Have Their Way During Appeal;

    01/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order in Little Sisters of the Poor et al v. Sebeluis et al. It told the Sisters that for the case to continue with no enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, they need only to inform the government in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services." That's easy, because that's what they are, and that's their position. As a result, the government has been "enjoined from enforcing against the applicants the challenged provisions of the...
  • WashPost Buries GOP Slam of Obama Regarding al Qaeda Resurgence;

    01/10/2014 7:06:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 10, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    "Republican lawmakers Thursday blamed the Obama administration for the stunning resurgence of Iraq’s al-Qaeda franchise and called on the White House to take assertive steps to help Baghdad beat back militant uprisings in the country’s west." That's how Ernesto Londono opened his January 10 story "Republicans blame Obama administration for al-Qaeda resurgence in Iraq," a front-page-worthy story which Washington Post editors buried on page A10. By contrast, the Post ran not one but two Chris Christie bridge-scandal stories on the Friday edition's front page. The other stories rounding out the front page centered on efforts to hash out a long-term...
  • Some Religions Are More Equal Than Others: the Existence of Double Standards

    10/24/2013 7:11:30 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    It never ceases to amaze me how on one hand cultural products considered offensive to Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism are treated as “hate crimes”. If, God forbid, a book or a film offends Islam (and that is easy enough, because Muslims do get easily offended), on top of being labelled a hate crime it also puts author, director or producers’ lives at risk with a fatwa (in fact, a film about Islam would be even too dangerous to make). But on the other hand to offend Christianity is “art”, as in the case of Chris Ofili's painting of the Virgin...
  • Desperate Carney Latches Onto Ryan Lizza's HealthCare.gov 'No Trouble' Tweet; Then There Was Trouble

    10/19/2013 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | October 19, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    The White House is apparently so desperate to pump anything positive about the disaster known as HealthCare.gov that it took a reporter's ability to "set up an account" as proof that the web site is working fine for some users. Uh, no. Early Thursday afternoon, Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker (also the guy who may have been in the best position to prove that Barack Obama was lying when he said in 2008 that he never read the church bulletins at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, and passed), tweeted the following: "I...
  • Republicans Opposing Debt Ceiling Rise 'Terrorists,' But, Uh, Obama Wasn't When He Opposed

    09/26/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pundits and politicians are normally so slick that they can weasel their way out of even the most glaring of contradictions. "Depends on what the meaning of is, is," anyone? So it's particularly delicious, to use Noel Sheppard's trademark phrase, to see a talking head left absolutely cornered, babbling without response, when caught in the hypocrisy of a double-standard. On today's Morning Joe, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner passed along the Obama admin line that negotiating with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling "is like negotiating with terrorists." With catlike quickness, Joe Scarborough pounced: "so you're saying Barack Obama...
  • Deion Sanders: Baffling African-Americans Say 'N-Word,' Then Have 'Audacity' to Judge Cooper

    08/05/2013 12:15:30 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 66 replies
    BREITBART SPORTS ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    On Saturday, during the pre-Hall of Fame induction show on the NFL Network, Deion Sanders took time to address the media feeding frenzy surrounding Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper's use of the N-word. In so doing, he pulled no punches in saying he is bothered that "African Americans can say the N-word to one another"--that they do so in the locker room and in rap songs--yet they jump all over "a kid who made a mistake" in using the word. Excerpt
  • The Strange Case of Mexican Emigration

    07/18/2013 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There are many strange elements in the current debate over illegal immigration, but none stranger than the mostly ignored role of Mexico. Are millions of Mexican citizens still trying to cross the U.S. border illegally because there is dismal economic growth and a shortage of jobs in Mexico? Not anymore. In terms of the economy, Mexico has rarely done better, and the United State rarely worse. The Mexican unemployment rate is currently below 5 percent. North of the border it remains stuck at over 7 percent for the 53rd consecutive month of the Obama presidency. The American gross domestic product...
  • Zimmerman Verdict And Double Standards

    07/16/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    We are so programmed by our history with race in America that reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin depends largely upon one's individual, even group experience. If you are African-American, you might react like former Washington, D.C., homicide detective Rod Wheeler. Appearing on Fox News, Wheeler said many blacks look at quarterback Michael Vick, jailed for taking part in an illegal interstate dog-fighting ring, and wonder why Zimmerman gets away with killing a young black man. If you are white, or Hispanic, you could possibly see the trial as something whipped up by...
  • Will The Decriminalization of Polygamy Increase The Number of Republican Voters?

    07/03/2013 8:50:16 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies
    Whenever I hear of Republicans supporting the prosecution of Mormon Fundamentalist sects which practice polygamy, I often shake my head in amazement. Republicans are often called the stupid party, because they support liberal policies that harm the interests of the the party and its supporters. First of all, polygamous lifestyles are perfectly legal in America, for people associated with leftist causes. Hippie Communes were very common in America in the 1960s and 1970s, and they received high-profile favorable coverage in the liberal media. Communes were places where many men and women lived together in a spirit of free-love, and most...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'Why Does Alec Baldwin Get a Pass Using Gay Slurs?'

    06/30/2013 11:34:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    News Busters ^ | 6/30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Conservatives 'Would Be Vilified' As NewsBusters previously reported, Alec Baldwin had another major meltdown on Twitter Thursday which included a homophobic attack on a British reporter. CNN's Anderson Cooper struck back Friday posting on Twitter, "Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a 'queen' they would be vilified": Well Anderson, it's simple: liberals are allowed to say and do whatever they want no matter how offensive and hypocrites in the media will always give them a pass. It's like how feminist groups such as the National Organization for Women...
  • ABC News Defends Alec Baldwin, Calls Homophobic Attack ‘Alleged Slur’

    06/30/2013 11:23:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | 6/30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    It was a metaphysical certitude that liberal media members were going to once again show their hypocritical colors and defend Alec Baldwin’s homophobic attack on a British reporter Thursday. ABC’s David Muir came through for the high-strung actor on Saturday’s World News actually calling the attack an “alleged slur” (video follows with transcript and commentary): At the beginning of the program, Muir teased: DAVID MUIR: And under fire. Paula Deen losing millions in just a week after admitting using a racial slur. Tonight the other case. The newest alleged slur from Alec Baldwin. Some asking why no backlash for him....
  • On Conformity, Death and Double Standards

    06/23/2013 4:45:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    A 33-year-old man died this week in a fiery car crash in the early morning hours in Los Angeles. A tragedy, as it is when anyone dies before their time. But this man's name was Michael Hastings, and his death set off a week of media praise and adulation about his all-too-short life that is telling in more ways than anything the subject of it ever exposed. Hastings didn't cure cancer, he didn't invent anything that makes life better, he wrote words. Michael Hastings was a journalist. And if there is one thing journalists love more than anything else it's...
  • Meanwhile, Back in the Economy, the AP's Rugaber Spins Mediocre Jobless Claims

    04/21/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    On April 4, the Associated Press' Christopher Rugaber wrote: "Gone are the fears that the economy could fall into another recession." Having in effect announced the repeal of the business cycle for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the economy's post-recession job recovery performance has been the worst since World War II by miles, it seems that Rugaber is now doing his best to prop up his assertion with shaky claims about the meaning of government economic reports. That would include the second sentence of his opening paragraph of his dispatch on Thursday's report on jobless claims from the...
  • Skipping an Abortionist's 'House of Horrors'

    03/27/2013 6:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly, they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates, and it only takes a statement to outrage the press. Can't they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic? Such is their radicalism that nothing, absolutely nothing regarding this gruesome procedure raises their eyebrows, never mind their ire. One emerging story proves the degree to which our "objective" media's views on abortion are dogmatic and extreme. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia, and not just for killing babies outside the womb,...
  • Report: Yahoo CEO (and Her Former Employer Google) Insist That New Hires

    03/26/2013 5:36:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Sometimes one learns interesting things perusing stories at tech web sites. A report by Michelle Maisto at Eweek about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has one nugget of information which has been out there for a while, and another which I believe hasn't been and still isn't widely known about both Mayer and her former employer Google. Both items indicate to me that Mayer a woman and the two tech companies involved are getting free passes from the press which a male CEO and non-tech would likely not receive. Excerpts follow the jump (internal link is in original; bolds are mine):...
  • Not News: Wasserman Schultz and Moran Whine About Staff Budget Cuts;

    03/24/2013 3:28:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 24, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    As hard as the establishment press has worked over the years to make certain politicians appear to be somehow out of touch with the situation of average Americans, you might think that two legislative leaders complaining about cuts in their Congressional offices' allowance might be news. One whined that her aides, some of whom "earn" in excess of $100,000 per year, are being "priced out" of a good lunch on Capitol Hill. Don't be silly. The press only cares about making Republicans and conservatives appear out of touch. The complainers in question are Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also...
  • Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan.,

    02/02/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Following the governmemt's Employment Situation Summary yesterday, two words were noticeably absent at the Associated Press (here, here, and here), Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the New York Times: "seasonally adjusted."
  • No Tolerance for Chick-fil-A -- Tea Party Critic Morgan Freeman Gets a Pass

    08/02/2012 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2012 | Larry Elder
    hick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy faces a consumer protest for expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Fair enough. Offended, the Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco threatened to prevent the Georgia-based fast-food company from operating in their cities! Whether for or against same-sex marriage, what part of the First Amendment do these radical mayors not understand? The First Amendment is about preventing government from infringing on political speech. This is a clear-cut case of suppression and punishment of Cathy's right of free speech. In an interview picked up by the Baptist Press, Cathy told the Biblical Recorder...
  • Racial Double Standards

    06/18/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few assertions by you just to see whether we're on the same page. There should be two standards for civilized conduct: one for whites, which is higher, and another for blacks, which is lower. In other words, in the name of justice and fair play, blacks should not be held accountable to the same standards that whites are and should not be criticized for conduct that we'd deem disgusting and racist if...
  • The Newest Low in GOP Mockery: Comparing Them to Anal Sex Toys

    05/23/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Wilson
    Liberals keep finding new ways to demonstrate their civility and class. NYU graduate student Matthew Epler fashioned polling data for the Republican candidates during the 2012 primary into sex toys called butt plugs – for a telecommunications class. He decided to market his creations, which met with the winking approval of left-wing outlets. The plugs represent the polling data of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney, rotated around a 3D axis.
  • Liberal Hypocrisy and Double Standards

    03/07/2012 3:15:54 PM PST · by bthockey · 6 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 3/7/12 | Bryan Thomas
    Last week, Rush Limbaugh made some divisive comments on his radio show about a young Sandra Fluke who was advocating for government paid birth control. After making these comments, there was outcry all over America calling Rush Limbaugh a misogynist. Soon after, President Barack Obama called Sandra Fluke to console her and to let her know that “her parents should be proud.” Rush Limbaugh has since apologized to Ms. Fluke but she rejected his apology. I believe it is disgusting and self-centered that anyone would ask the government to pay for their birth control. In no way does our government...
  • Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist

    03/04/2012 8:43:37 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 4, 2012 | Kirsten Powers
    Kirsten Powers may be the last honest liberal/progressive/democrat left in America: "Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened." -- Kirsten Powers
  • The Left's Many Double Standards

    11/11/2011 3:37:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    Today's liberals would have you believe they occupy the moral high ground on every political and cultural issue. But have you ever taken inventory of their double standards? The left's inconsistency in applying their principles based on the party affiliation of those they're judging, gives fuller meaning to the concept of moral relativism. The only thing that's consistent is their reliable inconsistency, whether in the area of economic, social or national defense issues. Let's consider just a few examples: -- When "bimbo eruptions" threatened to derail Bill Clinton's campaign, his hit squad, the commander in chief of which was Hillary...
  • Blame it on Cain

    11/09/2011 2:22:46 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | November 9, 2011 | Kevin Jackson
    Herman Cain is under attack, so why aren’t the Hollyweirdos flocking to his aid? Why won’t Alec Baldwin stop pimping Capital One credit cards long enough to help a brotha out? Back when Obama was questioned about his elementary-school transcripts, Hollyweird utopians were outraged. How DARE they question his grades? Don’t they know he’s, like, the smartest guy ever? How racist! Please share this article by using the link below. When you cut and paste an article, Taki's Magazine misses out on traffic, and our writers don't get paid for their work. Email editors@takimag.com to buy additional rights. http://takimag.com/article/blame_it_on_cain#ixzz1dFVSSP1z
  • Herman Cain's Gauntlet

    11/03/2011 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. He lied about it under oath and was impeached, though later acquitted by the U.S. Senate. Other sexual accusations tainted Clinton, including one that he raped one Juanita Broaddrick. That "everybody lies about sex" and "it was just sex" and didn't affect his public responsibilities, were just two of the exculpatory statements from Clinton's Democratic defenders. James Carville...
  • The Terrorist Supporters of the Left

    09/02/2011 8:33:00 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | September 01, 2011 | The Observer
    Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer offers the second part of his series of essays on the Left in Norway. In this installment, he examines the left-wing community in Norway and its sympathy for various terrorist organizations. Part 1 is available here. The terrorist supporters of the Left by The Observer This is the second essay in a three-part series in which I take a look at left-wing media bias in Norway, the Norwegian Left’s fraternizing with militant organizations abroad, and undemocratic elements within the Muslim community in Norway. In the first instalment, ‘Left-wing media bias in Norway’, I looked at...
  • Suddenly, Cenk Wants People To Chant 'USA, USA!'

    05/02/2011 6:41:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it take to make a lefty go all Chuck Norris? A war-on-terrorism success during a Dem presidency, of course. On his MSNBC show tonight, Cenk Uygur, of all people, regretted that more Americans weren't chanting "USA, USA!" View video here.
  • Krauthammer suggests Jon Stewart rally is the new standard for lack of racial diversity

    03/24/2011 10:18:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Jeff Poor
    We’re five months removed from Comedy Central host Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,” but with an upcoming appearance for “Special Report” host Bret Baier on “The Daily Show,” Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer had a suggestion for his colleague. On the FoxNews.com airing of “Special Report Online” from Wednesday night, Krauthammer wanted Baier to point out that Stewart’s October 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. had unseated conservative rallies of that nature in terms a lack of racial diversity. “You know whenever there’s a gathering of Republicans or conservatives, the press always makes a point of saying how white the...
  • Chris Brown Could Face Charges Following Alleged Violent Outburst at 'Good Morning America'

    03/22/2011 10:34:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
    Chris Brown could be in trouble with the law once again following an alleged violent outburst at ABC’s “Good Morning America” studios. Brown, 21, reportedly became enraged Tuesday and smashed a huge plate glass window window after being asked questions about his 2009 domestic violence conviction following the brutal assault of his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
  • New Black Panther Party leader to speak at Jacksonville church today

    02/05/2011 7:58:24 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 02/05/2011 | Jeff Brumley
    The national leader of a black rights organization labeled by some as a hate group will speak at a Jacksonville church today in hopes of creating bonds between the black Muslims and Christians....posted using frpa
  • Ten Facts Most Catholics Don’t Know (But Should!)[OPEN thread (Start your engines!)]

    07/12/2010 10:28:06 PM PDT · by Quix · 237 replies
    [ROMAN] CATHOLIC EXCHANGE ^ | 9 JUL 2010 | GARY ZIMAK
    Quixicated emphases in color and/or bold appear below within some paragraphs. The headings in bold are in the original. Some extra paragraphing also injected.].... Every time I hear someone claim to be an “ex-Catholic”, a sense of sadness comes over me.  In just about every case, people leave the Catholic Faith due to a lack of understanding.  What unmitigated balderdash! What a cop-out! What a brazen distortion of reality! Far from "just about every case," probably a major chunk of such folks were heavily well trained in the hallowed halls of the Institution. Many were instructors--even Catechism instructors for...
  • To be young and socialist

    04/26/2010 9:41:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 980+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 25, 2010 | SHERMAN FREDERICK
    Surprising but true: A few of my very best friends are touchy-feely, "can't-we-all-just-get-along" classic American liberals. That's because I choose friends not based on politics, but character. Tolerance, kindness and a healthy sense of humor trump party affiliation almost every time.
  • Democrats and Double Standards

    01/19/2010 12:00:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 496+ views
    National Review ^ | January 19, 2010
    Democrats and Double Standards If Martha Coakley were a Republican, she would have been Quayled. By Mona Charen Oh, how different the world would look if Martha Coakley were a Republican! As it is, she gets the sort of gentle rebukes the press reserves for Democrats. Her campaign was too “lackadaisical,” we are told. She was “overconfident,” and too “buttoned down.” Reading and watching the MSM, you wouldn’t know that Coakley is a walking minefield. There is now, and there has always been, a completely different set of rules for Republicans. If a Republican candidate in such a high-profile contest...
  • Double standards row as Ed Balls...

    01/19/2010 4:29:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 736+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2010 | Brendan Carlin
    Schools Secretary Ed Balls has been accused of refusing to ban Islamic schools from smacking children for fear of upsetting Muslim 'sensitivities'. Mr Balls was last week urged to close a legal loophole which gives teachers in Britain's estimated 1,600 schools associated with mosques the right to smack children - even though it is banned in other schools. He refused, prompting claims that he is allowing an alleged 'culture of physical abuse' in some of the mosque schools - or madrasahs - go unchecked.
  • Weekly Roar: On Rights, Expectations, and Double Standards

    08/07/2009 12:46:56 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 303+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 8/7/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Here’s the latest from guest blogger Loud Lion: I feel that there is nothing wrong with a double standard. I am OK with the fact that Congress has a much better health plan that I do. I have no problem that people in my office get paid more than me. Do I wish I got paid as much as the named partner? Hell yeah; who wouldn’t? But that desire, that wish and want, is what drives me to work better each day. I do not believe that everyone has a right to go to college. We need garbage collectors and...
  • Liberals Don't Need No Stinking Principles!

    06/26/2009 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 518+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I often find myself thinking that if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Consider the uproar from the left when Don Imus opened his silly yap about the black women on the Rutgers basketball team. Now compare that to their response when David Letterman made his smarmy cracks about Sarah Palin and the governor’s 14-year-old daughter. The liberals immediately sprang to his defense, pointing out that Letterman is nothing more than a TV personality and is therefore free to make offensive jokes without fear of censure. So what do they think Don Imus is?...
  • Climate of hate, world of double standards

    06/03/2009 7:56:40 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies · 949+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | June 3, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    When a right-wing Christian vigilante kills, millions of fingers pull the trigger. When a left-wing Muslim vigilante kills, he kills alone. These are the instantly ossifying narratives in the Sunday shooting death of late-term abortion provider George Tiller of Kansas versus the Monday shootings of two Arkansas military recruiters. Tiller's suspected murderer, Scott Roeder, is white, Christian, anti-government and anti-abortion. The gunman in the military recruitment center attack, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, is black, a Muslim convert, anti-military and anti-American. Both crimes are despicable, cowardly acts of domestic terrorism. But the disparate treatment of the two brutal cases by both the...
  • About Dick Cheney: How the Old Media Creates a False Attack

    04/25/2009 11:22:22 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 25, 2009 - 02:12 | Warner Todd Huston
    The newest false meme invented by the Old Media is this claim that ex-presidents and ex-vice presidents have some sort of "tradition of silence" where it concerns commenting on those that take residence in the White House after they leave. The reason the Old Media is pushing this false claim is because Dick Cheney has been commenting on Obama's security mistakes and the Old Media wants to scold Cheney for his efforts to get the truth to the people [..] Can you remember any report by any Old Media outlet that excoriated Al Gore for his constant, wild-eyed, screaming fits...
  • Rachel Maddow on Leno: Limbaugh Should Back Socialism Once It's Enacted

    03/05/2009 2:18:59 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 67 replies · 2,952+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 5, 2009 - 16:47 ET | Tim Graham
    In a nice stroke of NBC corporate synergy, radical-left MSNBC host Rachel Maddow appeared Tuesday night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and when the topic turned to Rush Limbaugh, Maddow insisted that it’s one thing for Rush to oppose Obama’s socialist agenda before it passes, but once it becomes law, he should salute and get behind it (Snip) This is not the approach Maddow took to the Iraq war: that she opposed it, but it became government policy, so she rooted for it to succeed. Take Maddow on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on September 13, 2007. She expects...
  • Parallel lives of the Democrats and Republicans

    12/07/2008 12:42:24 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 4 replies · 427+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/7/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Scott Johnson at Powerline refers to an article by Victor Davis Hanson Victor Davis Hanson adapts Plutarch to a review of notable stories of the past year in his column on the parallel lives of Democrats and Republicans. After his comparisons of Richard Fuld with Robert Rubin, Ted Stevens with Charles Rangel, Alberto Gonzales with Eric Holder, and Christopher Dodd with Trent Lott, Hanson concludes: I could go on and on with these Plutarachean examples of Parallel Lives but you get the picture. Here, the contrast is not the respective virtues of Greece and Rome. Nor is there any regret...
  • spread the wealth part 2

    10/24/2008 11:13:29 AM PDT · by Sheckie · 2 replies · 257+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/08 | Sheckie
    Ironically, presidential candidate Obama criticizes traditional American foreign policy for being moralistic. Yet, his global mindset is moralistic and legalistic. His planetary policies are grounded in a new "global neighborhood ethic" of solidarity, economic justice, and redistribution of wealth. He supports the 1995 Commission on Global Governance proclamation that the "global ethic of common rights and shared responsibilities ... would provide the moral foundation for constructing a more effective system of global governance." His platform pledges "to support reforming key global institutions -- such as the U.N. Security Council ...so they will be more reflective of 21st century realities." Such...
  • Susan Estrich: Remembering Alcee Hastings

    09/30/2008 10:38:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,030+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Alcee Hastings used to be a federal judge. Then he got impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. Now he's a congressman from Florida. People have a right to vote for whomever they want, even one of the six federal judges in America ever to be removed by Congress. But with friends like Hastings making the case for him, Barack Obama doesn't need enemies. Participating in a panel discussion in Washington this week sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council (I don't even want to ask why they invited him — maybe everybody else was busy trying to...
  • AP One Word Away From Record for Revealing Arrestee's Republican Roots

    04/19/2008 5:27:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 121+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With the Olympics coming on, what's more poignant than the image of the sprinter hopefully awaiting the official time, only to learn he missed the record by 1/100th of a second? I'm in that same heartbroken mood for the Associated Press this morning. The wire service came so close to equalling the world record for revealing the Republican party affiliation of someone finding himself sideways of the law. Check out the first sentence from this AP story of April 17th: "A Republican congressional candidate was charged Thursday with felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from an encounter last year with...
  • Free Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick!

    03/29/2008 7:04:49 AM PDT · by connell · 22 replies · 776+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Clark Baker
    It's hard to imagine how Detroit's liberal populace can charge hip-hop Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for perjury. After all, doesn't everyone lie about sex? I'm not certain that Kilpatrick should be charged or convicted either. Those of us who live in cities like Detroit or Los Angeles accepted that kind of political double standard long ago. Detroit clearly needs to loosen up a little -- maybe create its own ethics commission. That's what works for us. In LA, our Ethics Commission makes it unnecessary for police to investigate messy corruption scandals or other embarrassing felonies. Our Commission would issue a warning...
  • 'Our Community'?

    12/25/2007 1:54:50 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 273+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Honest, I'm not looking for trouble. Just hanging out on Christmas afternoon, watching the Heat vs. the Cavs on ABC, when a State Farm Insurance commercial comes on. Funny stuff. A guy on a treadmill gets so distracted by a shapely young woman on a hamstring machine that he slips and falls off. A trim man, identified by a screen graphic as Dr. Ian Smith, comes by to help him to his feet, and says this: Go on, laugh. But it's not easy getting back in shape. That's why we created the 50-Million Pound Challenge. It's a new way to...
  • When Agriculture Inspectors Work Saturdays, Watch Out

    10/16/2007 7:58:08 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 1 replies · 140+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Oct. 16, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    When agriculture inspectors come calling at 7 on a Saturday evening, watch out. That's what Barbara and Steve Smith learned last Saturday evening.
  • Man Ruled Sexual Predator Over Thoughts of Children

    08/24/2007 7:56:43 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 1,209+ views
    JSOnline ^ | August 23, 2007 | David Doege
    (Offender will be in secure treatment for indefinite term) Waukesha, WI - A convicted sex offender whose thoughts and fantasies about children, rather than actions against them, prompted authorities to revoke his parole two years ago now faces indefinite secure commitment for treatment after a jury verdict Thursday branded him a sexual predator. The case likely will spark debate in the legal community over whether it presages a new dimension to the 13-year-old Wisconsin sexual predator law or merely highlights one of many factors already considered in determining the likelihood of sex offenders striking again.Michael Monyelle's lawyer, Steven Prifogle, said...
  • Sen. Vitter Outed As Heterosexual: Heterophobia Feared

    07/13/2007 4:08:01 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 42 replies · 1,983+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/13/2007 | Mac Johnson
    Washington was rocked -- ROCKED -- this week when it was revealed that Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, is a practicing heterosexual. The news came as part of a larger bombshell, as Vitter’s name was revealed to be on the client list of the so-called “D.C. Madam” (who is apparently not Nancy Pelosi, by the way, but a physical prostitute.) Vitter, obviously unfamiliar with how to react when one’s sexual identity is made public, immediately apologized and foolishly focused on the paying-for-sex aspect of the whole affair. He also used the word “sin,” which at the time that this...
  • 'Hate Crimes' and Double Standards

    05/30/2007 8:51:27 PM PDT · by AmericanExceptionalist · 13 replies · 860+ views
    National Journal ^ | 5/29/07 | Stuart Taylor
    Consider three criminal cases. No. 1: Christopher Newsom and his girlfriend, Channon Christian, both students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, were carjacked while on a dinner date in January, repeatedly raped (both of them), tortured, and killed. His burned body was found near a railroad track. Hers was stuffed into a trash can. Five suspects have been charged. The crimes were interracial. No. 2: Three white Duke lacrosse players were accused in March 2006 of beating, kicking, choking, and gang-raping an African-American stripper, while pelting her with racial epithets, during a team party. No. 3: Sam Hays bumped...