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  • Evan Thomas Compares Donald Rumsfeld to Satan in The New York Times

    07/03/2018 8:47:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/2/2018 | Tim Graham
    Former Newsweek correspondent Evan Thomas famously described Barack Obama on MSNBC as standing “above the world, he’s sort of God." In a Sunday New York Times book review of a new book by Donald Rumsfeld, he implies Rumsfeld is sort of Satan. The book is titled When the Center Held, about the brief presidency of Gerald Ford. Thomas reached for John Bunyan’s 17th-century Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress for metaphors about Ford: Rumsfeld has written a kind of modern-day Pilgrim’s Progress about a good and godly man who enters the Slough of Despond (Washington, D.C.), is tried and tempted, but...
  • Plamegate: 25 Lingering Questions

    02/07/2007 2:16:26 PM PST · by Fedora · 83 replies · 10,048+ views
    Original FReeper review of Michael Isikoff and David Corn, "Hubris" | 02/07/2007 | Fedora
    Plamegate: 25 Lingering QuestionsBy Fedora (The first four questions and answers below were previously posted as Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris.) I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers focusing on loose ends and other points of interest in the case. I will list the questions first so that individual readers may more easily scroll down to...
  • Gloria Steinem puts the Feminist Movement to death

    02/08/2016 5:00:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-16 | DrJohn
    The feminist movement is dead. It died at the hands of Gloria Steinem. Cause of death was political strangulation. Gloria Steinem had made a name for herself for purporting to be a voice for women's rights beginning in the 60's and 70's. She was an icon for women for a long time but has repeatedly compromised her alleged principles for politics and her biases finally overtook her. Limbaugh's "feminazi" term has never been more appropriate. I began to loathe Steinem for her painful hypocrisy in the 90's when she (and HIllary) went Tammy Wynette during the Bill Clinton Presidency. She...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • Nixon Biographer Says Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'

    07/03/2015 11:48:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    ABC7.com (Chicago) ^ | July 3,2015 | Nick Klein, Ali Dukakis and Tom Thornton
    It's become almost clich in American politics to call a politician Nixonian or "like Nixon" -- and it's rarely a positive to compare an officeholder or candidate to the only U.S. president to resign from office. Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing Hillary Clinton to Nixon works -- to an extent.
  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    NRO Corner Blog ^ | 4-3-2012 | Katarina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renowned for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below. Mitt Romney raised millions in March by warning would-be donors a brokered convention could mean a...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: ‘The health care bill is a disaster’

    01/10/2011 7:25:20 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Sometimes criticism comes in the unlikeliest of places. On Friday’s “Inside Washington,” Newsweek columnist Evan Thomas, once an editor at the magazine with a long track record of having liberal positions (even once having likened President Barack Obama to a deity), noted the modest improvement in the unemployment number reported on Friday. However, nearly a year after Obamacare was passed and signed into law, he admitted Republicans were right for voicing their opposition of it. “It ain’t because of Congress,” Thomas said. “The unemployment will go down a little bit but the game in Washington will still be this unreal...
  • Barack Obama: "He's sort of God"

    08/21/2010 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 21, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Writing in The American Spectator, Andrew Cline describes how the president enjoys lecturing and haranguing: "Obama has never transitioned from his former job as a college lecturer. The reason is that he really doesn't see his new job as that different. It just has more perks, such as the ability to use force when persuasion fails. And the ability to have paid staffers step forward to clarify one's ill-considered remarks." Lecturer-in-Chief? Haranguer-in-Chief? Perhaps even these job descriptions are below Obama's pay grade. Let's remember how Newsweek editor Evan Thomas described his messiah:
  • Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama "Not Fundamentally Honest"

    01/26/2010 6:51:54 AM PST · by moose2004 · 64 replies · 3,187+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 1/26/10 | realclearpolitics.com
    Evan Thomas: "The chance Obama missed -- he really had a chance -- a lot of people saying 'okay, you're gonna change government.' He was not fundamentally honest."
  • Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Facing Voter "Revolt"; They "Smelled Dishonesty and a Rat" - Video

    01/25/2010 1:33:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 953+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 25, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Newsweek's Evan Thomas saying President Obama is facing a "revolt" by voters because he was "not fundamentally honest" with the American people about the true options on Health Care, Jobs, etc. Thomas said Americans "smelled dishonesty and a rat" in the process Obama has used in trying to get his agenda pushed through. My, what a change. Just seven months ago, this same Evan Thomas said "Obama is sort of god" (Video below) . . . (VIDEOS)
  • Disposable People

    10/10/2009 12:53:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,851+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2009 | James Lewis
    This month reveals how deeply we have descended into an anti-human kind of Dante's Hell.  From Newsweek, which told us a month ago that "We Are All Socialists Now," last week's cover story was: The Case for Pulling the Plug on Granny. , written by Evan Thomas, the grandson of famous socialist  Norman Thomas, a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. But now that we're all socialists, Evan Thomas can confess that he's just a Democrat. The fundamental delusion of Socialism is that there's a free lunch, plus free health care, free national defense (by decimating the...
  • McChrystal’s War - Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal believes he can win in Afghanistan

    09/27/2009 8:45:30 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies · 801+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 26, 2009 | Evan Thomas
    In Kabul, the entrance to the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force—the coalition of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan—is easy to miss. Ever since the Taliban blew up the main gate a month ago, visitors have been required to pass through a small metal door and down winding, dingy passageways topped with barbed wire. Inside the ISAF compound, grimy trailers, used to provide office space, are stacked up around a seedy, once grand building that was long ago a social club for officers of the British Empire. There was a bar, but a couple of weeks ago, Gen....
  • Nearer, My God: The deity in the White House.

    06/14/2009 7:30:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/22/2009 | Noemie Emery
    When Gerard Baker a year ago wrote in the Times of London that Barack Obama had "Ventured Forth to Bring Light to the World," it was widely acknowledged to be a clever satire, but this past week we have broken new ground in divinity politics. Forget the comparisons to our Slain Prince (John F. Kennedy), to our Good Father (Franklin D. Roosevelt), and even to Abraham Lincoln, the closest thing to a martyred saint that Americans have in our secular lexicon. These are mere mortals. According to those who should know--Chris Matthews of MSNBC, and Evan Thomas of the New...
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "Sort Of God" - Literally (Evan Thomas: "He's sort of God."

    06/09/2009 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 1,714+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/6/2009 | MarcusCMarcellus
    [Evan Thomas:] "...he [Obama] has a very different job from Reagan was all about America and you [Chris Matthews] talked about it. Obama is 'we are above all that now.' We're not just parochial. We stand for something. I mean in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above the world, he's sort of God."
  • Evan Thomas of Newsweek said Obama is Godlike? SAY WHAT???

    06/09/2009 4:52:01 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 28 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 06092009 | TDC
    UNBELIEVABLE!
  • Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas: Obama ‘a sort of god’

    06/08/2009 9:16:25 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 76 replies · 3,357+ views
    “In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of GOD. He’s going to bring all different sides together.” - Newsweek editor Evan Thomas
  • (Video) Evan Thomas: Obama is Sorta God!

    06/06/2009 8:19:16 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 2 replies · 584+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 6 Jun 09 | John Stephenson
    EVAN THOMAS: Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/05/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 5,937+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/5/2009 | Kyle Drennen
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/06/2009 5:50:33 AM PDT · by Keltik · 59 replies · 1,675+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 5, 2009
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...