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  • Joan Walsh: I Don't Know Any Liberals Outraged by Illegal Immigration

    08/30/2015 6:38:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place liberals for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag . . . Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab. Today, it was the turn of Salon's Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn't know "any liberals upset--outraged" by illegal immigration. As we said of Barro, kudos to Walsh for her candor. And really, why would liberals be upset by millions of illegal, low-skilled, immigrants flooding...
  • Joan Walsh: "I Feel Sad" For Trump Supporters, "Have No Firm Grasp Of Reality"

    07/30/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Salon.com's Joan Walsh reacts to the Bloomberg focus group with Trump supporters in New Hampshire, saying she "feels sad" for them because "they really don't have a firm grasp on reality." "I look at those people and I feel sad," Walsh said. "That is really such a low common denominator. They're all Republicans, they're all not going to go vote for him but they all seem to see this wishful thinking." Host Chris Matthews couldn't help but laugh at Walsh as she was talking. Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele hit back at Walsh on Thursday's broadcast...
  • GOP’s demonic new crusade:Right-wing zealots look for crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

    05/25/2015 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joan Walsh
    [full title] GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t have a hamburger at all, but Wisconsin farmers and ranchers have clout, and so proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program made room for Wisconsin products. But they still don’t want you to have “crab, lobster, shrimp, or any other shellfish.” Or ketchup. Or spaghetti sauce. Really. For now, that’s...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Joan Walsh Does Not Think for Me

    04/30/2015 2:31:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I read an opinion piece this week by liberal writer Joan Walsh decrying the presumed jubilation of "white America" and the media over a mother's public spanking of her son for participating in the Baltimore riots. Walsh quotes the mother, Toya Graham, as acknowledging that she "just lost it" when she saw her son on camera and went into action to get him off the streets. Walsh writes: "Her moment of losing it made her a hero to much of white America — and not just to the right. Coast to coast, the media is hyping Graham as 'Hero Mom'...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • Salon’s Joan Walsh Ridicules Sarah Palin For Praising Salon Story

    05/21/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Sometimes partisan media gets so caught up in political wing nut warfare that it can’t get its head out of its own @$$. Take Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh, a liberal journalist who made fun of former VP hopeful Sarah Palin last night for listing a Salon story, along with several others, in a Facebook post. Palin was making a point that possible 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton‘s so-called brain illness is being looked into just like the media tore into her for a rumor suggesting that Trig wasn’t really her baby. She linked to a number of postings — some...
  • The Extreme Left Controls the Media

    05/14/2014 3:50:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Wall Street Daily ^ | May 12, 2014 | floyd brown
    Klein is a leftist journalist who had the audacity to write about his issues with the Obamacare website while working for The Washington Post. His words were immediately savaged by the farther-left blogger, Joan Walsh, who was working for Salon magazine. She penned a harsh critique, headlined: “Liberal pundit fail: Rush to attack Obamacare site only aids unhinged right.” Here’s what Walsh wrote about Klein: “Ezra Klein then picked up the cudgel, telling the crew at MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ where every Obama misstep foretells the end of his presidency, that the Health and Human Services Department is covering up a ‘massive management failure,’...
  • Joan Walsh: Forget 2016, Chris Christie may not even be governor much longer

    01/11/2014 7:25:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Salon ^ | January 9, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strode to the microphones in Trenton Wednesday night and took an hour of reporters’ tough questions about a plot by staffers to punish Fort Lee’s Democratic mayor by snarling his city’s traffic for four days. Penitent, occasionally defiant, Christie insisted he didn’t know about the scheme. But he said he took full responsibility for the scandal, apologized to the citizens of Fort Lee and promised to get to the bottom of what happened. Oh wait. That’s not what Christie did at all. The famously fearless governor canceled his one public appearance of the day, ignored...
  • Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits Senate race

    01/06/2014 12:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Yes, nepotism, carpetbagging and cruelty to her sister hurt -- but Cheney’s troubles show a movement near its end. OK, Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger from Virginia who had little to sell in Wyoming besides her father’s connections. Still, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter was not nearly as ludicrous a Senate candidate as Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, or Joe Miller of Alaska, or Sharron Angle of Nevada, or Joe Buck of Colorado, or … well, you get the point – all of whom won their 2010 Tea Party primaries against respectable conservative mainstream Republicans. That was 2010. On Sunday the...
  • MSNBC Reports Newly Released ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good (Talk About Delusional)

    11/13/2013 6:11:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, MSNBC is one of the least-trusted news organizations in America concerning information regarding ObamaCare. Martin Bashir perfectly demonstrated why this is Wednesday when moments after the disastrous October enrollment numbers were revealed by the White House, he actually spun them positively saying, "[T]he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, alive and kicking" (video follows with transcript and commentary):MSNBC Reports ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good MARTIN BASHIR: A very good afternoon to you, and in spite of aggressive attacks by its opponents, in spite of zealous campaigns to prevent its passage and implementation, it...
  • Ted Cruz Called Racist for Saying ObamaCare Website Run by Nigerian Email Scammers

    10/24/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Ted Cruz Called Racist for Saying ObamaCare Website Run by Nigerian Email Scammers By Noel Sheppard Created 10/24/2013 - 5:11pm These days it seems whatever Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) says he's going to be called a racist for saying it. The latest such outrage stems from Cruz joking about the ObamaCare website being run by Nigerian email scammers. This evoked outrage from the usual liberal suspects. MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson substituting for Ed Schultz on Tuesday discussed the racial overtones of Cruz's remark with Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.). Salon's Joan Walsh - who like Dyson sees racism around every corner!...
  • Ted Cruz knows exactly what he’s doing [a liberal pulls "dots" out of thin air to connect]

    10/23/2013 1:25:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Salon ^ | October 22, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Hey, did you hear the one about the disappearing “Nigerian email scammers”? They’ve “become a lot less active lately” because they’ve “all been hired to run the Obamacare website.” That’s Sen. Ted Cruz, folks, on his Reactionary Real America Victory Tour Monday night, and he’ll be here all week, maybe all decade. Tip your waiter!Declaring that our first black president’s signature policy achievement is being run by “Nigerian email scammers” is GOP dog-whistle politics at its finest. Of course, Cruz wasn’t just going for cheap laughs at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. He knows it’s a short hop...
  • The real story of the shutdown: 50 years of GOP race-baiting (Guess who?)

    10/02/2013 12:56:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    A House minority from white districts want to destroy the first black president, and the GOP majority abets them. On the day the Affordable Care Act takes effect, the U.S. government is shut down, and it may be permanently broken. You’ll read lots of explanations for the dysfunction, but the simple truth is this: It’s the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else. The fact that everything came apart under our first...
  • Crackers, please…

    06/28/2013 8:02:10 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 112 replies
    Salon ^ | June 27, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Who cares if Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a “creepy ass cracker”? White grievance-mongers, that’s who Finally people on the right have begun to see that there may be an aspect of racism at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case – and predictably, it’s against accused killer George Zimmerman. On Wednesday prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel, who was on her cellphone with Martin while he was being pursued by Zimmerman, actually testified that Martin told her he was being followed by “a creepy ass cracker.” But it wasn’t until Thursday that it blew up the right wing of the Internet...
  • Eric Golub: Joan Walsh and Sarah Palin, a study in contrasts

    06/19/2013 5:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times' The Tygrrrr Express ^ | June 19, 2013 | Eric Golub
    Joan Walsh needs a significant other in her life, or maybe a dog. Whatever she needs, she needs it soon. Her continued, perpetual outrage over former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is producing enough hot air to cause real climate change. Walsh writes for Salon. That sounds like a magazine about hair and manicures, but the name may be a nod to the oh-so-sophisticated gatherings of the 19th century’s idle elites to pose and discuss the deep issues of the day for their own amusement. “Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Bonapartes. But I...
  • Ted Cruz will never be president: Tea Party bully will never win a national election. Bank on it

    05/01/2013 6:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | May 1, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    During the 2012 election cycle I occasionally ran stories declaring that various Republicans being touted as White House material “will never be president.” Sarah Palin after her narcissistic Gabby Giffords meltdown; Newt Gingrich early in his race-baiting campaign; Mitt Romney after his British Olympics screw-up. I batted 1.000 for that cycle, but it was easy. In 2016, Republicans won’t be facing a Democratic incumbent, so somebody has a shot. I recently wrote that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will never be president, due to his out-of-control anger issues, but candidly, I think that’s my riskiest one yet. I feel no...
  • Jim Moran: 'Older White Guys Most Insecure Component of Society; Much The Problem'

    01/16/2013 3:53:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Weird stuff. Then again, we are talking about Jim Moran. Appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, the Dem Congressman from Virginia declared that "older white guys" were "the most insecure component of our society." Added Moran, possibly alluding to the difficulties in adopting additional gun control measures, "we're much the problem with these kind of things." Joan Walsh was there to support the self-doubting Moran. "There are a lot of terrific older white guys out there," naming Moran and Vice-President Biden among them. View the video here.
  • Joan Walsh Accuses Ann Romney Of Throwing 'Tantrum' Over Tax Returns

    08/19/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to family members of Republican presidential candidates, looks like the MSM has decided they're fair game for attacks. Yesterday we noted how ABC's Bianna Golodryga claimed that Paul Ryan's mother was campaigning in a "very calculated" manner. Today we offer Joan Walsh into evidence. Appearing on the weekend edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," the Salon editor accused Ann Romney of throwing a "tantrum" over her husband's decision to release no more than two years of tax returns. View the video here.
  • Joan Walsh - The Most Racist Journalist in Media?

    01/20/2012 2:16:04 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 7 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 1/13/12 | Rusty
    Well, she’s certainly making a case for the title. In a piece titled, When white people lack “bourgeois values”, the Salon Editor at Large manages a race and class-baiting exacta, covering an alleged economic disdain shown by Republicans towards African-Americans, and charging the GOP with promoting policies which “shackle women to the home”. In attacking a Rick Santorum speech on family values, in which he correctly stated, “When the family breaks down, the economy breaks down”, Walsh had this to say: It’s a fascinating worldview that colors the entire GOP primary campaign, in which actual policies to help workers and...