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  • CNN: The Place to Go for a Few Laughs

    04/04/2014 6:19:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Bernard Goldberg
    I used to think that if you could bottle CNN you’d have a cure for insomnia. CNN gave dull a bad name. But CNN had good points, too. It was seen as the place to go if you were in the market for serious news. Not anymore. Ever since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared a month ago, CNN’s credibility has gone missing too. The network has gone wall-to-wall with coverage of the missing plane — not with actual news, but with hours and hours of speculation, some of it downright outrageous. One of the network’s anchors, a fellow named Don...
  • From Russia with Euphemisms

    02/14/2014 2:51:49 PM PST · by cornelis · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hannah Arendt coined the term “the banality of evil” to describe the galling normalcy of Nazi mass-murderer Adolf Eichmann. Covering his trial in Jerusalem, she described Eichmann as less a cartoonish villain than a dull, remorseless, paper-pushing functionary just “doing his job.” The phrase “banality of evil” was instantly controversial, largely because it was misunderstood. Arendt was not trying to minimize Nazism’s evil but to capture its enormity. The staggering moral horror of the Holocaust was that it made complicity “normal.” Liquidating the Jews was not just the stuff of mobs and demagogues but of bureaucracies and bureaucrats. Now consider...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Vulgarity invades entire culture; few options for escape

    12/28/2013 5:43:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies ^ | 12-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I’d best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. You’re writing for a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America....
  • Obamacare Schadenfreudarama (strangely similar to another article..)

    11/14/2013 5:32:03 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11-14-13 | Jonah Goldberg (or…)
    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the unraveling of Obamacare. First, the obligatory caveats. It is no laughing matter that millions of Americans’ lives have been thrown into anxious chaos as they lose their health insurance, their doctors, their money, or all three. Nor is it particularly amusing to think of the incredible waste of time and tax dollars that has gone into Obamacare’s construction. And the still-unfolding violence that this misbegotten legislation will visit on the economy and our liberties is not funny either. This very magazine has been...
  • Bernie Goldberg: Tea Partiers 'The Real RINOs' (Bernie throws the Tea Party under the bus)

    11/12/2013 8:32:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    On Monday evening, former CBS News insider Bernie Goldberg appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to blame the tea party for a potential 2016 presidential loss. “As far as the tea partiers are concerned, anybody to the left of Ted Cruz is a RINO,” Goldberg lamented. “But you know what? The real RINOs are the real people in the tea party and on the hard right, because they have made it clear over and over again that their allegiance is not to the Republican party but to their particular brand of conservatism, so they’re the RINOs.”
  • Jonah Goldberg: Truths about Benghazi still hidden

    10/12/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Omaha ^ | 10/09/13 | Jonah Goldberg
    The only real accountability for the Benghazi scandal will have to come in 2016. **SNIP** Clinton picked four of the five members of the “independent” board, and they were kind enough to show her a draft before they released it to Congress. The ARB assigned all meaningful blame to some mid-level officials. ARB members declined to interview Clinton because, according to testimony by Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Adm. Michael Mullen (the chairman and vice-chairman of the ARB), they determined at the outset that it wouldn’t be necessary. None of the people who were interviewed for the report were under oath....
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Bernard Goldberg Re-Defining Racial Discrimination in America

    06/24/2013 5:02:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies ^ | 6-24-13 | Bernard Goldberg
    Suppose you own a business and put out an ad for people who want a job. Many apply. You run background checks, including criminal checks, which are perfectly legal. You learn that some of the prospective employees have criminal records. And you decide you’d rather not have a convicted thief working the cash register at your business or you think it’s better that you don’t hire someone with a violent past, fearing he might hit a customer or fellow worker who looks at him the wrong way. Or maybe you figure, you just don’t want convicted criminals in your company....
  • CPAC Unwise to Snub Christie, Gays

    03/01/2013 4:58:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | March 1, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    What can you do with a man like Chris Christie? The answer, according to many with the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too. The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered many conservatives, including this humble scribe. During the crucial final days of the presidential election, Christie didn't merely embrace President Obama, he all but endorsed him. Then, during the congressional fight over the disaster-relief bill for victims of superstorm Sandy -- a bill with more pork in it than a Jimmy Dean factory -- Christie denounced...
  • I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

    11/16/2012 6:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home. The end of...
  • The Undoing Of The Storybook Man

    10/04/2012 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    It was the Puss in Boots eyes. If you've seen the "Shrek" movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I'm talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes these enormous kitten eyes that melt anyone in their path. Whenever my daughter really wants something, she tries to lay them on me, and I have to say, "Stop trying to give me the Puss in Boots eyes ... you can't have chocolate cake for dinner." I knew Barack Obama was miserable when he tried to give debate...
  • The Question Nobody Wants to Answer

    09/05/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    You have to feel a little sorry for Team Obama as they squirm to explain why the question "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" is so unfair. After all, there is only one way to answer it and retain any credibility. Which is why Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, when asked, responded, No, we're not. Within 24 hours, he reversed himself, by all accounts because the Obama campaign forced him to. I haven't checked the video to see if he was blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse code as he did so. The idea that presidents "run"...
  • The New Terrapin Gazette Number 252

    06/03/2012 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | June 3, 2012 | LBB
    Obama, the collectivist-authoritarian-Peronist-guide to Utopia on earth, fully understands the threat posed by his rivals, the collectivist-authoritarian-visionaries who preach Utopia as a postmortem goal. The similarities between Obama and jihadis are striking — and incendiary. Just as Jehovah’s Witnesses and conservative, Bible-believing Christians recognize each other as irreconcilable enemies, Obama and the lunatics who would impose a universal caliphate know each other well — and hate each other with a steady, instinctive ferocity. Each sect knows how steadfast and dangerous the other is because each knows itself. Call it the fear/hatred of the twin. That’s very different from the emotions...
  • Jonah Goldberg: ‘Violence solves all sorts of problems’

    05/17/2012 1:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/12 | Michelle Fields
    Washington - National Review Online editor Jonah Goldberg spoke Wednesday about how “violence solves all sorts of problems” and argued against the critique that Jesus was a pacifist. (Snip) “A lot of people think we get this idea [that violence solves nothing] from Jesus,” Goldberg said. “This is one of the things they love: ‘You hypocritical conservatives, you think violence is a solution — you call yourself a Christian, you’re not.’ Jesus told his followers to carry swords. Unless he had some sort of theory that fell out of in the Apocrypha that these were just great big kabob skewers,
  • Modern, secular liberalism is a political religion

    03/02/2012 3:16:27 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    CWR ^ | March 2, 2012 | Carl Olson
    Jonah Goldberg's most recent "Goldberg File" comments at length, and with several good points, on the maddening way that modern liberalism presents itself as an objective, secular belief system above the superstitious, backwards fray of traditional (and non-traditional) religions: Speaking of Liberal Fascism, one of its core themes -- and mine -- is that modern liberalism is a political religion. That's why I've been so intrigued and frustrated by the discussion around Rick Santorum and his various comments, including: His ham-fisted remarks about wanting to vomit after reading JFK's church-state speech, his defense of religious freedom, his insistence that Obama's...
  • Are libertarians part of the conservative movement? An interview with Jonah Goldberg

    02/10/2012 9:16:22 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 301 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Feburary 10, 2012 | AEI Podcast
    Jonah Goldberg makes the case that Libertarians are a essential to the Republican party and that conservatives and libertarians aren't that different.
  • Silly Things We Hear: “Communism Works on Paper”

    01/12/2012 9:31:54 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 12 January 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    While discussing on The View recently how North Korean heir Kim Jong Un enjoyed the luxury of being sent to a Swiss boarding school, Whoopi Goldberg said the following, “This is what happens with communism. It’s a great concept; on paper it makes perfect sense. But once you put a human being in power, it shifts. We saw it in Russia; we’ve seen it all over the world.” Not surprisingly, this earned Goldberg some criticism. Yet, to be fair, her sentiment is a common one. It’s that supposedly enlightened, nuanced opinion stating that communism works great in theory — it’s...
  • Six Waltons Have More Wealth Than the Bottom 30% of Americans

    12/15/2011 2:50:14 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Different people will take this different ways, but Jeffrey Goldberg tells us that six members of the Walton family (the original owners of Walmart) have more wealth than the bottom 30% of Americans. Here's where he says it: In 2007, according to the labor economist Sylvia Allegretto, the six Walton family members on the Forbes 400 had a net worth equal to the bottom 30 percent of all Americans. And given that he quotes us here at Forbes on the point, he's almost certainly right. The question is, what are we to make of this point? I think we all...
  • Life Under Obama

    11/11/2011 10:04:47 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 5 replies
    BernardGoldberg.Com ^ | 11-11-11 | Bernard Goldberg
    When liberals insist that the reason Obama is faring so badly in the polls is because most of us are racists, does it never occur to them that they’re like the boy who cried “Wolf!”? Let us say that, unlike Michael Bloomberg, Henry Waxman and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, you’re not a career politician, but merely a run-of-the-mill Democrat. Wouldn’t it ever occur to you to wonder why it is that if we’re all racists, how it is that Obama won the election three years ago? And how is it that a guy who’s much blacker than Obama, Herman Cain, is doing...
  • Can Obama Win Re-Election?

    10/02/2011 11:47:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 41 replies ^ | 9/28/2011 | Bernard Goldberg
    I was part of a panel a few days ago on politics, culture and the media. And the first question put to us was right to the point: “Can Barack Obama win re-election?” Political guru Dick Morris, Tea Party unofficial leader Dick Armey, a scholar from the Heritage Foundation all said no. It’s tough to argue with that. President Obama’s approval ratings are not good and most Americans think we’re on the wrong track. He’s lost support from his key constituents, including Jewish voters and African-Americans. Worst of all for the president, independents who supported him in 2008 have jumped...
  • Rightwing “Girls” Love Louis Vuitton And Whole Foods???

    08/14/2011 3:50:00 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 53 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | 13 August, 2011 | -TWR-
    I guess they can’t help it, but some bestselling rightwing authors have surprising tastes. Ann Coulter: Louis Vuitton | Coulter (above) likes making fun of those pro-appeasement Frenchmen, but she’s also been caught on camera strolling around the Hamptons with her Louis Vuitton bag, and can’t resist French restaurants, where she orders “Freedom Fries” – just to stir the pot, our guess. Jonah Goldberg: Whole Foods | But thankfully he doesn’t have a man bag, or drive a pious Prius, to the best of our knowledge. Whole Foods “where I shop frequently, by the way” admits Goldberg in Liberal Fascism...
  • Bernard Goldberg: I Have Natural Born Citizen Fatigue

    07/19/2011 3:20:36 PM PDT · by rxsid · 69 replies ^ | 07/19/2011 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    "Who Is A “Natural Born Citizen”? So I’m on the O’Reilly Factor and I say if the Republicans don’t put Marco Rubio on their national ticket they need to get their heads examined. Such is my regard for the freshman senator from Florida. What followed were emails from people who told me that Rubio can’t be vice president because the Constitution says only “natural born citizens” can be president or vice president, and he doesn’t fit the description. Some went a tad further. Ray said I need to “wake up.” Gregor – who signed his name “American by Birth –...
  • Man faces Conn. sentence for $100M Ponzi scheme

    05/12/2011 12:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP/WNYT ^ | 5/12/11
    For more than a decade, Michael Goldberg tricked hundreds of investors into giving him more than $100 million on a promise of fat profits on diamonds and distressed properties. He turned himself in to authorities in 2009 and pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud charges in connection with the Ponzi scheme. But after his arrest, prosecutors say Goldberg tried to lure investors on a promise of big profits on gold, only this time a prostitute named Rain who was solicited to invest alerted authorities. Goldberg, a 40-year-old former Wethersfield resident, faces more than 12 to 15 years in prison...
  • Dr. Ed Peters knows canon law. Whoopi Goldberg knows cliches.

    02/24/2011 3:56:44 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 24, 2011 | Carl Olson
    >My former canon law professor, Dr. Ed Peters—who also has a degree in civil law (yeah, he's pretty smart)—has been taken to task by the brilliant scholars and intellectual lights of "The View". Ken Shepherd of Newsbusters writes: Discussing how Catholic canon law advisor Dr. Edward Peters has declared that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) committed an "objectively sacrilegious" act that "produces grave scandal" by receiving Communion on January 2, almost every panelist on ABC gabfest "The View" today rebuked the scholar for his pronouncement. ..."What would Jesus do?" View moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked, answering her own question by...
  • Joshua Goldberg, Lucianne's son passes away

    02/12/2011 8:12:03 AM PST · by Samizdat · 63 replies
    Lucianne Goldberg ^ | 2/12/2011 | Lucianne
    Tragic news about Joshua Goldberg,Lucianne Goldberg's son. She worked tirelessly to bring the Clinton's to justice and now has a blog site called Here is what she wrote: To my Dear, Loyal, Funny, Smart, Patriotic Ldotters: It is with a heavy heart and more pain that anyone should endure that we announce the death this week of our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Joshua J. Goldberg. He was my son, Jonah's brother, Chantal's husband and friend to scores of people throughout his young life. It was a tragic fall that killed him. He suffered no pain and is in God's arms. There...
  • Goldberg to mainstream media--'shut the hell up!'

    01/11/2011 10:02:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies ^ | 1/11/11 | Anthony Martin
    Fox News analyst and former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg has a message for the mainstream media concerning their coverage of the Tuscon shooting--'shut the hell up!' Goldberg made the comment last evening on Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox. O'Reilly had already castigated the mainstream media for joining in the Leftwing chorus of blaming conservatives for the massacre that killed a Federal judge and wounded a U.S. Congresswoman, among others. As a nightly guest on The O'Reilly Factor, Goldberg exposes bias inherent in the news reporting of the media. Goldberg had been part of CBS News under former anchor Dan...
  • Video: Bernie Goldberg Rips Lamestream Media For Coverage Of Giffords

    01/11/2011 6:45:29 AM PST · by careyb · 6 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 1/10/11 | Bernie Goldberg
  • Goldberg: "This Is As Bad As Anything They've Ever Done"

    01/11/2011 1:12:18 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 41 replies
    Fox News [video] ^ | Jan. 10, 2011
    Bernie Goldberg, author of the highly acclaimed and best selling "Bias," knows liberal MSM bias better than anyone because for years he worked among them and witnessed this bias expressed in both how they slanted news and how they selectively ignored or downplayed news that didn't fit into the leftist political platform. In this video he explains why the current blatant and shameless attempt to politicize the recent murders and woundings of people in Arizona is the most "shallow, thoughtless, agenda-driven nonsense" he's yet seen in his long journalistic career. He cites as prime example the Democratic Sheriff (Clarence Dupnik)...
  • Jonah Goldberg Scheduled for C-Span/Book TV Sunday at Noon

    11/06/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span2 | 7 November 2010 | C-Span2
    It's that time of the month again - no not that time - it's the first Sunday, time for C-Span2's BookTV In-Depth, featuring three hours of interview/questions and answers from maybe your favorite author. This being conservative month, the guest for today, November 7, is Jonah Goldberg, author of works including "Liberal Fascism" and "Proud to be Right". Goldberg will discuss his philosophy and writings, and reply to comments and questions from viewers' emails, phone calls, and Tweets. Program starts at noon EST.
  • Fools Rush in Where Europe Rushes Out

    10/22/2010 4:37:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 22 oct 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    As of this writing, France is paralyzed. By the time you read this, it might be in flames. In Britain, where politics is more polite but the problems are perhaps just as dire, the government is proposing budget cuts on a scale not seen for nearly a century. In Greece, well, the less said about Greece the better. All of these countries -- and many more -- are going through painful retrenchments because they spent too much money, made too many promises and expected too little from their own citizens. The era of European austerity is upon us, because the...
  • Whoopi Decries Decline Of Civility--But Told Mosque Protesters 'Kiss My Butt'

    10/12/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I think of people well-suited to lead a crusade against declining public civility, somehow Whoopi Goldberg doesn't spring to mind. Yet there was The View co-host on Morning Joe today, promoting what Amazon describes as: "her new book of observations [that] takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us." And sure enough, Whoopi engaged in a [seemingly endless] discussion with the MJ folks on the subject. Mika read a passage from the book in which Goldberg bemoaned the rise of "political incivility." Added...
  • 10 Famous Female Cheaters

    05/09/2010 3:04:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,607+ views
    tbs ^ | April 7th 2010 | Kelli Bender
    everyone’s favorite person without eyebrows—Whoopi Goldberg—admitted on “The View” that she cheated on her husband several times while they were together. She let the secret fly as her co-hosts discussed, who else, Jesse James. While the rest of “The View” citizen conversationalists deemed James’ action inexcusable, Whoopi defended him. “Maybe he was looking for something different,” she said. “Hey, listen, I did it five or six times. Yes, I screwed around. Yes, while I was married. I made those mistakes, too, yeah. It happens sometimes...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Frets Fewer Abortions Would Mean More Parents Kill Kids Later.

    05/05/2010 2:51:14 PM PDT · by florm15 · 21 replies · 426+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 05/05/2010 | Brad Wilmouth
    On ABC’s The View on Tuesday, as the group discussed a new law in Oklahoma that requires an ultrasound of an unborn baby be performed and the image offered to a pregnant woman before an abortion could take place, none of the panel members spoke up in favor the Oklahoma law, although right-leaning Elisabeth Hasselbeck supported "nudging" pregnant women to look at an ultrasound to be informed about the life signs of their unborn babies. Whoopi Goldberg became emotional as she dismissed the effectiveness of viewing an ultrasound in encouraging women not to have abortions, and seemed to worry that...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Frets Fewer Abortions Would Mean More Parents Kill Kids Later

    05/05/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 88 replies · 1,337+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/5/10 | Brad wilmouth
    On ABC’s The View on Tuesday, as the group discussed a new law in Oklahoma that requires an ultrasound of an unborn baby be performed and the image offered to a pregnant woman before an abortion could take place, none of the panel members spoke up in favor the Oklahoma law, although right-leaning Elisabeth Hasselbeck supported "nudging" pregnant women to look at an ultrasound to be informed about the life signs of their unborn babies.Whoopi Goldberg became emotional as she dismissed the effectiveness of viewing an ultrasound in encouraging women not to have abortions, and seemed to worry that making...
  • Video: Bernie Goldberg Responds To Jon Stewart Responding To Bernie Goldberg

    04/21/2010 12:42:02 PM PDT · by careyb · 6 replies · 716+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/10 | Bernie Goldberg
    Megyn Kelly does the interview.
  • Video: Bernie Goldberg Rips Lamestream Media For (Lack Of) Coverage Of Radical Left

    04/08/2010 5:10:34 AM PDT · by careyb · 3 replies · 458+ views
    The O'Reilly Faction ^ | 4/7/10 | Bernie Goldberg
    Laura Ingraham fills in For O.
  • Bill O’Reilly On Post-Health Care Talk Radio: 'Hysteria,' 'Crazed' And 'Entertaining'

    03/23/2010 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 33 replies · 1,246+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 23, 2010 | Colby Hall
    Bill O’Reilly had on his regular media analyst Bernie Goldberg last night to run down the media’s reaction (on both left and right) to the passing of the Health Care bill on Sunday, and echoed some of the same thoughts voiced by David Frum, the former speechwriter for George W. Bush, who made quite a stir yesterday in calling health care reform the GOP’s “Waterloo,” but a big win for the “conservative entertainment” business. Is this the beginning a more measured tone on right-of-center opinion media? Not likely. First some background: amidst the gnashing of teeth and roaring of terrible...
  • A (boring) win for the GOP

    02/26/2010 3:31:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,509+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Yesterday's health sum mit was mind-bogglingly, soul-achingly, sand- poundingly, metaphysically and ontologically boring. At one point, I could swear, Sen. Mitch McConnell was counting fibers in the carpet just to stay awake. Of course, real negotiations never happen in front of cameras, because to cut a real political deal in public is the political equivalent of cutting your own throat. But just because the scripts were written beforehand doesn't mean that everyone's lines worked. Obama opened by striking a pose of plausible fairness and open-mindedness but grew more and more snarky and less presidential as the event wore on. His...
  • Health-Care Humdrum

    02/26/2010 4:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 387+ views ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    The longest week I ever spent was the six hours I spent watching Thursday's health-care summit. The better angel of my nature says that this confab is a wonderful spectacle of democracy. Serious men and women airing serious disagreements in a (relatively) respectful and substantive manner. Huzzah for democracy. Wahoo for C-SPAN. Attaboys and attagals to all involved. My more devilish side says that this is a debacle par excellence, the policy-wonk equivalent of a show trial where the result is foreordained and the speeches are for the benefit of no one but those who don't understand what's really going...
  • Liberal Fascism Part III, What's to Come

    02/25/2010 5:43:21 AM PST · by mattstat · 11 replies · 353+ views
    This happens in a small way in your hotel room, in which is found a placard on which is pictured a beaver cavorting in crystal-blue water next to the words, “Don’t wash your towels, it saves the environment”. The hotel does this to save money while appearing to pay obeisance to our current secular religion. This is step one. Step two. The hotel makes a donation to a busybody, who passes a Green Lodgings bill, saying, “People do not need clean towels. I judge them to be excessive. Plus, towels should be laundered only in approved ways: this 387-page document...
  • Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, Part II

    02/23/2010 4:40:28 AM PST · by mattstat · 250+ views
    When we left off last time, Goldberg’s book was just beginning. Here’s what happened in the States. Progressives in America approved heartily of Europe turning Red, and they set about duplicating the successes of their foreign brothers. To get a rolling start, they looked to the settled science of eugenics. Nobody did more to advance the practice of eugenics (in America) than Margaret Sanger. She took her cue from sophisticated intellectuals like Karl Pearson, Ronald Fisher, John Maynard Keynes, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Julian Huxley (founder of the World Wildlife Fund), Adolph Hitler, and others. They thought “undesirables” were...
  • Dems Feeling Heat Over Kennedy Seat

    01/15/2010 4:27:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | January 15, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    In August, Ted Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate, the last son of Camelot, the soul of the Democratic Party, friend of the people and scourge of robber barons, fat cats and special interests, departed this mortal coil. Now, that's not really my opinion of the man. But if you were inclined to imbue Tom Brokaw with pontifical authority or view the world through the prism of the New York Times, or its mini-me the Boston Globe, that's how you'd see Teddy. So it should be of more than passing interest that "Ted Kennedy's seat" in the Senate may go...
  • 'Postpartisan' Not: Prez a failure on own terms

    12/26/2009 2:48:22 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 674+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    On his own terms, President Obama is a failure. During the presidential campaign, he fought hammer and tongs with Hillary Clinton over the best way to govern. Clinton, casting herself as a battle-scarred political veteran, argued that diligence, dedicated detail work and working the system were essential for success. Obama, donning the mantle of a redeemer descending from divine heights, argued that his soaring rhetoric was more than "just words"; it was a way out of the poisonous, partisan gridlock of yesteryear. Early on, in New Hampshire, he proclaimed that his "rival in this race is not other candidates. It's...
  • Whoopi Goldberg was Right. . . Sort Of!

    10/10/2009 10:57:27 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 45 replies · 2,432+ views
    If you believe in evolution, there is nothing wrong with rape. In fact, you can’t really call it rape. Whoopi Goldberg dismissed Roman Polanski’s rape conviction by declaring that it “wasn’t rape-rape” (see her comments on The View.) As a firm believer in evolution, she should have said, “There’s nothing wrong with rape or sexual aggression. That’s how we all got here!” Here’s the premise: Whatever animals do in nature is natural. What’s natural is normal. What’s normal is moral. So if penguins engage in homosexual behavior, then that behavior must be natural, normal, and moral. How can we mere...
  • Rick Sanchez Calls Out Whoopi Goldberg For Defending Roman Polanski

    09/30/2009 7:05:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies · 2,241+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/30/09 | News1News
    CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls Out [ABC's The View] Whoopi Goldberg For Defending Roman Polanski Rape Case
  • Its not fun to be a Toys'R Us Kid If Whoopie is your spokesperson

    09/30/2009 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Brainhose · 57 replies · 2,014+ views
    Toys 'R Us Website | Today | Brainhose
    Whoopie Goldberg thinks that Roman Polanski's rape of that young girl 30+ years ago was not "Rape Rape"She's now featured on the cover of the latest Toys 'R Us Kids circularIf this is not disgusting enough, his current wife is 43 years old which is the approximate age today of the young girl he raped all those years ago. I Called Toys 'R Us at: 1-800-869-7787 and the woman who answered the phone was very nice and also shocked to find out this info.I told her that they were off my X-Mas shopping list permanently. Please call and let them...
  • Whoopi Goldberg-defender of a child rapist-featured on Toys R Us Advertisement!

    09/30/2009 2:22:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 4,124+ views ^ | 9/30/2009 | n/a
    Whoopi Goldberg,who defended child-rapist Roman Polanski on The View,is now featured in an advertisement for one of the biggest children's toy stores in the nation.Toys R Us must be proud.....
  • HuffPo Goes All In to Defend Polanski, Readers Revolt

    09/30/2009 7:22:40 AM PDT · by tje · 50 replies · 3,247+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11/23/2009 | Christian Toto
    The Huffington Post has made it crystal clear where it stands on the news that director Roman Polanski may have to answer for his 31-year-old crime of child rape: “Move on, everyone. Nothing to see here. Keep on directing, Roman. Love ya!” The popular liberal site has posted numerous essays since news that Polanski was arrested in Switzerland broke over the weekend, each arguing vehemently against the Oscar winner’s persecution. ... But HuffPo readers aren’t buying it. And boy, are they angry.
  • Video: Whoopi says Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape”

    How low will Hollywood go in defending Roman Polanski? Former Oscar hostess Whoopi Goldberg tries to parse the meaning of rape between rape and something called “rape-rape” — which, if you read the testimony of Polanski’s victim, Polanski literally did by raping her and then sodomizing her. Goldberg tries to argue that Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape, not actual rape, which is true, and that he served a sentence — which is absolutely false:
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...