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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)'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. 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 ^ | 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...
  • Joan Walsh: "A Lot Is Not Known" About Bachmann's Foster Children (video)

    07/06/2011 4:31:44 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 61 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2011 | RealClearPolitics editor-at-large Joan Walsh says a lot is just "not known" about GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. Walsh must not read her own website because a simple search of their archives and a broader search on Google of and Bachmann yields a lot of results. A lot. "She's [Bachmann] trying to make this -- and they're all trying to make this about the economy. So they're thinking that's going to be the club which to batter President Obama [with]," editor Joan Walsh said. "You know, the more people dig into her background, her foster kids, there's just a...
  • Chris Matthews' back-patting: Claims to know when he's 'making an ass' of himself (Video)

    01/21/2011 3:50:09 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    You could almost make a “Chris Matthews gaffes” highlight reel of his years as an MSNBC host. He once called West Point, site of the U.S. Military Academy, “enemy territory.” He has said President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill up his leg.” He even made an awkward pass at CNBC anchor Erin Burnett on live air. And on his Thursday show, he told Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall he was falling in love with him. But don’t let him know those gestures probably aren’t appropriate, especially for live television. ...more (w/video)...
  • Salon Publishes Call for Murder of Sarah Palin

    12/18/2010 7:45:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 135 replies · 5+ views
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Liberal online political magazine published a letter to the editor yesterday that called for the murder of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.The letter was written in response to a mocking article at Salon titled, Good Morning America's painfully friendly interview with Sarah Palin by Alex Pareene.Pareene snarkily sums up the GMA interview, "The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections: How awesome is your family, how bad is Barack Obama, how awful are people who criticize you, and how awesome is America?" The first letter published in response to the article...
  • Mad Lib of the Day: Salon's Joan Walsh - Charles Sherrod Oops

    07/27/2010 7:51:14 AM PDT · by toma29 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 7/26/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Joan Walsh of Salon seems to really want to nail Andrew Breitbart as a racist for picking "the wrong people to symbolize black racism". These two people, of course, are Shirley Sherrod and her husband, Charles, who said this after Obama was elected: "We must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections."
  • Protecting the Obama Brand (Salon's Joan Walsh to "Whiny and Juvenile" Obama: "Grow up"

    06/13/2010 3:10:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 76 replies · 2,763+ views
    Salon ^ | Sunday, June 13, 2010 | Joan Walsh
    Two stories about President Obama this weekend pushed my growing unease with his recent moves into full-blown anxiety. They come on the heels of Tim Dickinson's devastating Rolling Stone piece laying out concrete problems with Obama's response to the BP oil spill – from delays in cleaning up the Minerals Management Service, distrusting scientists who correctly reported the spill was much bigger than BP said, waiting more than a week to declare the crisis "an Oil Spill of National Significance," which corralled new services. Maybe the most damning, to me, section of Dickinson's piece comes when he quotes the president...
  • Joan Walsh Doubles Down, Claims There Are No Violent Liberals [Clueless Leftist of the Year...?]

    04/21/2010 9:10:41 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 926+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/21/10 | Mitchell Blatt
    Joan Walsh was unable to name an extreme left-wing media figure yesterday while appearing on MSNBC and today she is digging in deeper on her blog. Now she says that she wasn’t just talking about media figures, of which Keith Olbermann and Ed Schultz are just the most obvious examples, but that she was talking also about violent nut jobs who threaten politicians. The title of her post is “There is no liberal Rush Limbaugh,” and I guess she’s correct if she’s talking about ratings. The problem on the right includes extremists who've made death threats against Democrats like Patty...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 4-20-10 (DUmmies Discuss Article Written by Certain Humble Correspondent)

    04/20/2010 6:30:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies · 1,158+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 20, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    There is a general rule in DUmmieland not to discuss the DUFUs or YOURS TRULY. However, sometimes there is a break in the dam. In this case the DUmmies are discussing an article written by your humble correspondent as you can see in this THREAD, "Joan Walsh - Mika Brushup - Here's Leftwing Extremists RWNuts come up with." Yeah, the DUmmies are completely mystified over how I came up with a list of leftwing extremists which Joan Walsh was unable to do on Morning Joe today as you can see in this NewsBusters ARTICLE and VIDEO. So let us...
  • Sparks Fly on Morning Joe After Joan Walsh Unable to Name Leftwing Extremists

    04/20/2010 4:08:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 1,488+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hot sparks flew on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe today igniting a brief but entertaining firestorm. The cause? Joan Walsh somehow being unable to name any leftwing extremists. This set off an angry reaction from co-host Mika Brzezinski which included a funny impersonation of a conveniently clueless Walsh. It was one of those moments that needs to be viewed in order to be fully appreciated but here is a transcript of the heated exchange: JOE SCARBOROUGH: ...I think it helps us all to say there are extreme voices on the left, there are extreme voices on the right, and...
  • Hardball: Joan Walsh Calls Republican Critics of Obama 'Un-American' and 'Traitorous'

    01/01/2010 9:21:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 64 replies · 2,562+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 1, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when dissent was supposed to be patriotic? Well, it seems that only applies when a Republican is president. Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, criticism of him is "un-American" and "traitorous." This new "tolerant" view of dissent comes from Joan Walsh of Salon.Com as you can see in this Hardball video from Wednesday. Below is the Walsh money quote but please be sure to also watch the video since it is important to watch as she drops any facade of liberal tolerance and lets her true dogmatic soul reveal itself in both her face and voice...
  • Who Really Inspires Violence, the Right or Left?

    06/20/2009 11:17:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 980+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Is the right responsible for inspiring murder, such as that of late-term abortionist George Tiller by Kansas native Scott Roeder?  Some certainly seem to think so.  For instance, the Friday before last Bill O'Reilly had as a guest on his show Joan Walsh, the editor of leftist news site  She appeared because she had criticized O'Reilly for engaging in what she called a "jihad" against Tiller.  Her thesis is that O'Reilly and, presumably, the rest of us who are passionately pro-life are culpable Tiller's death. Of course, this isn't a novel idea among the left.  If there is any...
  • 'I'm So Damn Glad You Could Never Be My Wife'

    01/28/2009 4:19:19 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,563+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about the political becoming personal . . . On this evening's Hardball, Dick Armey told Joan Walsh: "I'm so damn glad that you could never be my wife, cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day." The former Republican representative from Texas had been wrangling with Salon editor Walsh over the politics of the stimulus package and the role Rush Limbaugh has been playing, when things got out of hand . . . [H/t reader JF.] View video here.
  • Matthews: Obama Dukakis Redux

    08/20/2008 8:08:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 122+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    H/t FReeper hotshu. Billed as a roundtable, it played more like a group therapy session for distraught Dems on the verge. Obama's polls dropping. An inchoate sense this might all be slipping away. Chris Matthews and his guests for the show-ending "Politics Fix" on this evening's Hardball were united in bemoaning Barack's plight. The host himself was the ultimate downer, analogizing Obama's campaign to that of . . . Michael Dukakis. Matthews fellow sufferers were Jeff Johnson, host of The Truth on BET, and Joan Walsh of View video here. Excerpts from the sigh-in:
  • Even Salon Says: McClellan Looking 'Worse for Wear'

    07/29/2008 6:01:24 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 106+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. How can Scott McClellan tell he's pushed his turncoat trip a tad too far? A. When even leading media liberals suggest his reputation's in tatters. Say what you will, but I like Joan Walsh, editor of Liberal? No doubt. But also a grownup. On this evening's Hardball, Walsh had the integrity to acknowledge that by accusing Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly of regurgitating Bush White House talking points, McClellan was looking "worse for wear." View video here.