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  • Scarborough: I'm Not Voting for Trump!

    02/18/2016 6:02:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated that people that know him, as in his family, know whom he's voting for, and "it's not Donald Trump!" That's newsworthy because Scarborough has been accused by many, as here, here and here, of being in the tank for Trump. Clashing with Time's Joe Klein, Scarborough said that, while not supporting Trump, he and Mika Brzezinski have simply been making the case that for months, the media have been "dead wrong" about Trump in constantly predicting his imminent demise. Klein, meanwhile, paid a very backhanded compliment to Trump. According to Klein,...
  • Joe Klein Clears Hillary on Benghazi: CIA 'Should Be Able to Protect Themselves'

    10/20/2015 6:02:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This could be the worst whitewashing since Tom Sawyer suckered people into helping him with that fence . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Klein cleared Hillary of responsibility for American deaths in Benghazi, and blamed the CIA. According to Klein, "this really was a CIA station there, not so much a consulate, and those guys should be able to protect themselves in most circumstances." Klein doesn't think Hillary should even be called to testify: "this is something that does not rise to the level of the Secretary of State." He suggested instead that David Petraeus be hauled before...
  • Gov. Palin: Serious Problem With The Media’s Herd Mentality

    Governor Palin addresses the corruption of the media's herd mentality:  Sarah Palin  PoliticianFriends, this is a very important post I respectfully ask you to read through. Forgive its length. May it help you nail the coffin that's given shelter to a corrupt press that would stop at nothing in their fight against right.Reports today claimed Tom Brokaw was calling on his former network to fire Brian Williams for lying for years about being hit by enemy fire in Iraq. Brokaw apparently denies the reports. (Personally, I hope Williams keeps his job as the face of network news to remind America how...
  • George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Time's Joe Klein on Sunday found out what it's like to actually have to debate conservatives rather than the liberal media members he normally appears with on political talk shows. When he uttered the typical left-wing line on ABC's This Week about the need for more gun control in the wake of Friday's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Klein got a much-needed education from George Will and the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws GEORGE WILL: The killer in Aurora, Colorado, was...
  • Common Sense at the 92nd Street Y?

    04/29/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | April 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe Klein, by the way, Joe Klein, TIME Magazine, big, big Drive-By Media emeritus lib.  He says that CNN's gone in the toilet and MSNBC's got a criminal on there, Al Sharpton, and he's turned to Fox.  This is at the 92nd Street Y.  Jeff Greenfield speaking with Joe Klein, this is Sunday night, New York City. KLEIN:  I turn on CNN at six o'clock at night because that's something I kind of do in preparation for the 6:30 network news to see what Wolf is being really hyperbolic about, and he's talking about the plane!  It...
  • TIME’s Joe Klein: It Is ‘Anti-American’ And Paranoid to Think the Government Might Oppress You

    04/09/2013 3:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Blaze ^ | April 7, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    TIME Magazine's Joe Klein appeared on Chris Matthews' weekend show Sunday, where he asserted that it is "crap" and "anti-American" to think the government might become oppressive. "...What do they need all those bullets for? I guess they just don't feel very strong," he began, laughing as he argued that we have become a "lot more wimpy" as a country because "these gun advocates at the NRA want these semi-automatic weapons." When Matthews asked how the "cowboy culture" factors in, Klein responded: Well, I think that that's at the root of it, but there's something else that's going on now...
  • Klein Gobbles Obama's Benghazi Talking Points 'Like Thanksgiving Turkey'

    11/26/2012 6:17:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the end of Joe Klein's stupefying defense of Susan Rice and the Obama admin's misinformation campaign on the Benghazi outrage on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough asked Time's Klein whether President Obama had invited him to play golf, "because you are just gobbling up the talking points like Thanksgiving turkey." H/t NB reader Carmel. Here were some of Klein's astounding assertions: There are no unanswered questions about Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens had all the security he wanted. Rice's talking points were "absolutely accurate"--it was a spontaneous demonstration by extremists. Al qaeda was not involved in the attack. Not clear that...
  • Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue'

    10/21/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | October 21, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The Obama-loving media were out in force Sunday downplaying the significance of the White House's ever-changing position on the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi last month. After New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper called the death of four Americans "peripheral to what's going on right now" on Meet the Press, Time magazine's Joe Klein told Face the Nation viewers this matter "has been like the October mirage - it really isn't an issue" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Attack Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue' JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE:...
  • "Bigoted" To Call Obama Unintelligent or Lazy

    10/08/2012 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Joe Klein: "Bigoted" If You Don't Think Obama's Intelligent - The Chris Matthews ShowOn Chris Matthews' weekend talk show, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Time Magazine's Joe Klein teamed up to insulate President Obama from attack, insinuating that questioning the President's intelligence and work ethic in the wake of a lackluster debate performance is racist. First up, Andrea Mitchell recounted an exchange she had with Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu in which Sununu said Obama "revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are."...
  • MSNBC Host: Who’s More Dangerous, The Supreme Leader of Tehran or Netanyahu? (Video)

    09/12/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/12/2012 | Jim Hoft
    He sort of sounds like Barack Obama... MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mike Barnicle asked Joe Klein this morning if Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is more dangerous. Unreal. The Washington Free Beacon reported: [VIDEO]
  • Joe Klein: Obama Should Start Playing The Race Card (video)

    09/02/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Helene Cooper: "Four years of covering Barack Obama, he does not play the race card. Not in a negative way. He does not do that." Joe Klein, TIME: "He hates it. He hates it. He probably should, though. He probably should address it because the bitterness out there is really becoming marked.
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Sheldon Adelson: All Israel, All the Time

    02/21/2012 5:05:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Swampland at Time ^ | 2-21-12 | Joe Klein
    I recently made a private vow not to use the term “Israel Firster” again, for two reasons: it’s derogatory (and it was, initially, my vituperative response to being called “anti-Israel” by assorted neoconservative blowhards) and it’s inaccurate–most of those who are, I believe, unduly aggressive about Israel’s national security believe that the national security of Israel and the U.S. are identical. But how does one describe Sheldon Adelson, who says–tongue slightly in cheek, it seems–that he could spend $100 million to support Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign…and who also is known to have only one public policy issue on his agenda:...
  • Joe Klein: Iran Just Wants Nukes 'To Deter Israel'

    12/30/2011 7:14:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Klein waited till the very end of 2011, but has managed to make a strong bid for Most Asinine Assertion of the Year. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Klein claimed that Iran's interest in getting nukes would "just be to deter Israel" and Pakistan. Certainly when it comes to Israel, this has to be among the most hideous instances of blaming the victim in recent memory. View the video here.
  • Time's Joe Klein: Obama Has Better Relationship With Military Than Bush Did (Ultra-barf alert)

    05/30/2011 1:41:52 PM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Time magazine's Joe Klein this weekend claimed President Obama has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush did when he was Commander-in-Chief. Such hypocritically was said on "The Chris Matthews Show" just moments before Klein noted that the military were "very much opposed" to attacking Libya (video follows with partial transcript and commentary): JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: The other thing is there’s still tension between [President Obama] and Petraeus about what exactly, how exactly to close out Afghanistan. I'd say the relationship is pretty good, very, better than it was with Bush because the military hated the...
  • What Bibi Gains by Misrepresenting Obama's Mideast Policy [Joe Klein guns for a Nina Burleigh award]

    05/26/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 62 replies
    TIME ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Joe Klein
    Of all the petty annoyances, misdemeanors and felonies of public life, there is none that Barack Obama detests more than to have his words twisted or oversimplified. It is a big part of his frustration with the media; it is a bigger part of his disdain for the talk-show wing of the Republican Party. And so it wasnt hard to imagine smoke jetting from the Presidents ears as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, willfully misinterpreted Obamas statement about the need to renegotiate Israels borders — in Obamas presence, in the Oval Office on May 20. The President had...
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Time Magazine's Joe Klein: Qur'an-burning an "act as murderous as any suicide bomber's"

    04/05/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert
    Jones, of course, killed no one. Suicide bombers kill as many people as they can for Allah. But Joe Klein is by no means alone in assuming that Muslims cannot control themselves and respond to insult with anything but threats and murder, and thus cannot be held responsible for their own actions. He thus reveals again the multicultural Left's bigotry and ethnocentrism. "Joe Klein Reserves Spot in Hell for Koran-burning Pastor Who's As 'Murderous' As 'Suicide Bombers,'" by Ken Shepherd for NewsBusters, April 4 (thanks to James): Burning a copy of the Koran is morally equivalent to flying a plane...
  • Howie The Hawk: 'You Can't Stay Out Of These Things'

    03/23/2011 6:31:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call him Howie "The Hawk" Dean . . . Last evening we detailed Cenk Uygur's hypocrisy in supporting military action in Libya. This morning brings news of another liberal nouveau-hawk: Howard Dean. The man came up a scream short of winning the 2004 Dem presidential nomination based on his opposition to the war in Iraq has gone suddenly macho. On Morning Joe, Dean told Joe Klein (who is surprisingly skeptical about President Obama's Libya policy): "I don't think you stay out of these things. You can't if you're the most powerful country in the world . . . You have...
  • Bill Kristol, Rich Lowry and Joe Klein Gang Up on Glenn Beck

    02/07/2011 2:15:38 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 83 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    By Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King Conservative and liberal intellectual titans took turns this weekend savaging radio and TV talk show host Glenn Beck for his reporting this past week on the alliance between the communist left and radical Islamists. Beck has credited our reporting at Big Government and Big Peace.Code Pink banner ad as it appeared on the website of The Muslim Brotherhood, January 2010. In attacking Beck, the trio of D.C./N.Y. elitists displayed a disturbing ignorance of our Nation's enemies and their tactics to undermine the West and its allies as well as infiltrate Western political establishments--including...
  • Joe Klein: "Crazy Right" Failed At Making Michelle Obama "The Angry Black Woman" (video)

    12/26/2010 5:04:32 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 58 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    "I really think people like Michelle Obama," TIME's Joe Klein said on the "Chris Matthews Show." The panel thinks that Michelle Obama is not a very public person and prefers to be "behind the scenes."

    09/24/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT · by kcvl · 142 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept 24, 2010 | Matt D.
  • Time’s Klein: Beck a ‘Telecharlatan’ Who Will Have Hard Time Entering ‘Kingdom of Heaven’

    08/31/2010 3:28:53 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Secular leftists in the media don’t often have use for religion, particularly Christianity, except, it seems, when biblical passages can be isolated out of context to bash religious conservatives over the head as wicked for opposing big government or for standing up for traditional moral values. Enter Joe Klein, Christian theologian extraordinaire, who suggested in Swampland blog post yesterday that Jesus would make Fox News host Glenn Beck sweat it out a bit at the pearly gates: If Jesus were around today, he might say that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle...
  • A Paler Shade Of White – The Journolist Conspirators (photos)

    07/26/2010 12:26:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 80 replies · 5+ views
  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #2: Joe Klein, Time Magazine

    07/22/2010 8:08:11 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/22/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Second place looms large and it is quite an honorable -- or maybe onerous -- award on our top ten most left-biased working American journalists list. Amusingly our number two guy even graduated from a school that foretold his future work. From the bowels of New York’s exclusive Hackley School comes our number two most left-biased journo, Time Magazine’s Joe Klein. Klein is another one of those far left writers that imagines himself to be unconventional in his politics when the truth is he is a left-winger all the way down the line without a scoshe of non-conventional thinking. For...
  • JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)

    07/21/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 132 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/212010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner 22. Katha Pollitt 23. Alyssa Rosenberg 24. Rick Perlstein 25. Alex Rossmiller 26. Ed Kilgore 27. Walter Shapiro 28. Noam Scheiber 29. Michael Tomasky 30....
  • Time’s Joe Klein Cheap Shots Palin: 'She Doesn’t Know Anything'; Earns Creepy Chris Matthews Cackle

    07/11/2010 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There's something very tortuous about watching some of the talking heads assembled on NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," especially when they try to dissect former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin like she is some alien life form. On the July 11 broadcast of his weekend show, Matthews and his panel analyzed Palin's "Mama Grizzlies" ad spot and attempted to determine what Palin's end goal was with the ad. And Time magazine's Joe Klein attributed credit to Palin's charismatic ability. "The most important thing about Sarah Palin is that she's a great stand-up politician," Klein said. "I mean, when you hear her...
  • TIME's Joe Klein: Sources Tell Me McChrystal Has Submitted His Resignation

    06/22/2010 2:18:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 22, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    TIME's Joe Klein tells CNN that Gen. McChrystal has submitted his resignation to President Obama.
  • Surprise! Joe Klein Says Gulf Oil Spill is “Bush’s Second Katrina” – Video

    05/30/2010 7:38:37 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 878+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 30, 2010 | Brian
    This is “Bush Derangement Syndrome” at it’s best. Here is video of Time Magazine’s Joe Klein saying this weekend to Chris Matthews that the Gulf Oil Spill is actually George W. Bush’s “Second Katrina,” blaming it on regulations from the Bush Administration era, and of course, on Dick Cheney! Somehow, we knew it would come to this.
  • Sarah Palin Confronted Reporters at Time 100

    05/05/2010 4:11:31 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies · 3,465+ views
    NY MAGAZINE ^ | Wednesday May 5, 2010 | Daily intel
    Bill Clinton and Prince may have been at last night's Time 100 gala, but the most buzzed-about guest by far was Sarah Palin (who, by the way, practically sat on her hands after Clinton gave a speech). Photographers, fans, and, yes, reporters like us swarmed her from the second she walked in the room with husband Todd and her 9-year-old daughter Piper. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann practically jumped her for a photo op — though, granted, they did the same to Betty White. Ten minutes of complete engulfment later, Piper was clinging to her mother, repeatedly asking if they...
  • One Man's Teapot Sedition is Another's Patriotism

    04/24/2010 11:28:54 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies · 230+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    (Note: See the post with the YouTube video embedded here) Joe Klein of Time magazine on seditious conservatives... Glenn Beck's response It's too bad Joe couldn't manage to write on that napkin what a "dictionary monkey" is. If Klein is so adept at reading dictionary definitions you would think he could have taken even 5 seconds to identify an actual statement of sedition from either Palin or Beck. We know Chris Matthews isn't going to ask him for one, at this point the concept of Hardball only works for him when hes talking about or looking at shirtless pictures...
  • Sticking to His Guns: Sedition Charges and the Journalistic Ethics of Time’s Joe Klein

    04/19/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies · 1,278+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    One of the things taught in journalism schools, at least when it comes crime reporting, is that when someone charged with a crime, you carefully craft your rhetoric because in the United States, you're presumed innocent until proven guilty. But what if you're journalist and you're making accusations of crime where there's not even a charge? On NBC's April 18 "The Chris Matthews Show," Time magazine's Joe Klein accused former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Fox News host Glenn Beck of rubbing "right up close to being seditious," which according to the U.S. Code is rubbing right up close to...
  • Joe Klein: Yes, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck 'seditious'

    04/19/2010 12:25:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 1,493+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/19/10 | Andy Barr
    Rebutting attacks from conservative critics, Time columnist Joe Klein on Monday said he stands his assertion that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are coming close to being “seditious” in their attacks on President Barack Obama. During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein said that much of the heated political rhetoric “especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious.” Klein was criticized by conservatives over the remark – which received play on the Drudge Report, National Review and the conservative media monitor...
  • Time’s Klein: Beck, Palin Potentially Committing Sedition against U.S. Government

    04/19/2010 8:51:59 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 57 replies · 1,815+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/19/2010 | Jeff Poor
    Liberals are all too often eager to charge conservative personalities of using hyperbole to gain a political advantage, especially when it contradicts their world view - whether it's suggesting the Obama administration is taking the country down the path of socialism, fascism or any other -ism. However, it could be argued there's a different set of standards for those same people when they want to make strong charges. On NBC's April 18 "The Chris Matthews Show," Time columnist Joe Klein all but accused former GOP vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with Fox News host Glenn Beck of...
  • Time’s Klein: Beck, Palin Potentially Committing Sedition against U.S. Government

    04/18/2010 4:33:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 138 replies · 3,927+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Liberals are all too often eager to charge conservative personalities of using hyperbole to gain a political advantage, especially when it contradicts their world view - whether it's suggesting the Obama administration is taking the country down the path of socialism, fascism or any other -ism. However, it could be argued there's a different set of standards for those same people when they want to make strong charges. On NBC's April 18 "The Chris Matthews Show," Time columnist Joe Klein all but accused former GOP vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with Fox News host Glenn Beck of...
  • TIME: Tea Party 'Not Big Movement,' Palin Fans 'Un-American'

    02/09/2010 2:04:43 PM PST · by Justaham · 50 replies · 910+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 2-9-10
    Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement “both have far less support in the country at large than a gullible Old Media seems to understand or suggest,” Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin asserted on “The Page” while colleague Joe Klein, on Time’s “Swampland” blog, showed fear of the supposedly impotent coalition as he denigrated her Saturday night convention speech as “anti-intellectual drivel,” scolding as “anti-American” those dumb enough to like her: Those who celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge as a form of “authenticity” superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality are representatives of...
  • Joe Klein Attacks Glenn Beck as Peddler of "Hateful Crap"; Calls O'Reilly a "Good Guy" - Video

    02/02/2010 4:35:39 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 970+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Time Magazine's Joe Klein on The O'Reilly Factor last night, where he was unable to name a single thing that Attorney General Eric Holder is doing well. O'Reilly contended he should be fired because of his terrible decisions regarding the handling of terror suspects, and for deciding to hold terror detainee trials in New York City. When O'Reilly challenged Klein to name one thing Holder is doing well, he was speechless. At one point, Klein asked O'Reilly, "What is your problem?" Actually Klein agreed with O'Reilly that there is a problem with Holder, but did not...
  • Glenn Beck at His Very Best; Destroys Joe Klein for Calling the American People "Dumb" - Video

    01/26/2010 8:27:04 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Glenn Beck today at his unique best, as he destroyed Time Magazine's Joe Klein for essentially saying the American people are "dumb." Transcript of Beck's response: A posting by Time Magazine's Joe Klein caught my eye yesterday. Essentially, he said you're stupid. Now, Joe knows. Not only did Joe attend an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania — OK, yes, that's probably the trailer park of the Ivy League, but still it is, technically, Ivy League... so it would be like a double-wide trailer — but not only did he attend Penn, he's also a...
  • His Genius Is Wasted On You (Mark Steyn: The Perils Of All-Consuming Presidential Narcissism Alert)

    01/26/2010 7:11:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,487+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2010 | Mark Steyn
    The United States is too dumb to thrive: Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787* stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it's been wasted on them. That's what it says at the time of writing, by the way: a $787 stimulus package. Presumably Joe Klein's editors will get around to correcting that at some point, but just for the record let me say that I would have been all in favor of a $787 stimulus package. At any rate, Mr Klein concludes...
  • This Might Be The Best Fifteen Minutes Of Glenn Beck Ever (video)

    01/26/2010 3:44:42 PM PST · by Signalman · 75 replies · 2,400+ views ^ | 1/26/2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    In case you’re wondering why so many people watch Glenn Beck watch this. This is Beck at his most…entertaining. Beck opened tonight’s show with what can only be described as a tour-de-force excoriation of yesterday’s Joe Klein article accusing Americans of being dumb. Fifteen minutes worth. It was, to put it plainly, brilliant theater. A cast of thousands with Beck playing all the parts.
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    01/26/2010 1:26:10 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 146 replies · 1,622+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD - MASSACHUSETTS DID! Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION that will change the 2010 elections. All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread!
  • Joe Klein Calls America Dumb, Internet Returns the Favor Tenfold

    01/25/2010 2:27:01 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/25/10 | Heather Horn
    Today's CNN poll shows a majority of Americans think stimulus money has been wasted. (Cue blogger barroom brawl.) Time columnist Joe Klein was the first to upend his keyboard, calling Americans "too dumb to thrive," and unleashing an epic rant against respondents who clearly don't grasp the stimulus package. Online conservatives all-too-happily piled on Klein in turn. Yelping about elitism, stupidity, and the duties of democratic citizenship, the two parties have all but hurled copies of de Tocqueville at each other. Here are the Atlantic Wire's lightly censored highlights: (snip) * 'Arrogant Ignoramus Joe Klein,' returns Bluto at The Jawa...
  • Too Dumb to Thrive

    01/25/2010 1:20:27 PM PST · by floor sweeper · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    Time Online ^ | 1-25-10 | Joe Klein
    "Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it's been wasted on them."
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...
  • Reports of Obama's long lost thesis debunked

    10/23/2009 8:32:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies · 2,117+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 23, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The blogosphere was abuzz today with reports that Barack Obama's undergraduate thesis from Columbia University – in which he allegedly called free market capitalism "tyranny" and slammed the Constitution for fitting Americans with "shackles of hypocrisy" – has been revealed. Only, the reported source of the document, Joe Klein of Time magazine, has publicly declared the whole thing a hoax. "A report is circulating among the wingnuts that I had a peek at Barack Obama's senior thesis," Klein writes on Time's Swampland blog site. "It is completely false. I've never seen Obama's thesis. I have no idea where this report...
  • If it Comes Down to Sarah Palin or Joe Klein Bet on Palin Every Time

    09/19/2009 11:24:29 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 19 replies · 1,522+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 09/19/2009 | Scott Michaels
    Okay, I admit that Time magazine polemicist Joe Klein … -- who's lately decided to prove his superiority as an observer of all things political by taking after Sarah Palin -- is at times equally as despised by those on the Left as he by us over here on the Right side of things. At least as it applies to his attacks on Palin, it seems there's good reason for conservatives and others holding similar views to really dislike Klein, who appears to be bordering on irrational mindlessness in his … screeds against the former Alaska Governor… Let's take a...
  • Joe Klein's Alimentary Canal Reversal Seems To Have Taken

    09/04/2009 10:13:29 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 09/04/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Finally! A member of the MSM notices that Obama himself (rather than just his subordinates) may be making some mistakes. But not before he calls the president's detractors lying, homicidal racists. Joe Klein, whose two largest orifices tend to be indistinguishable, dismisses all rational arguments against the Obama vision of health care reform and assumes that all that's needed is for The One to assert himself and be THE ONE. Klein's tendency to crap out both ends makes me react to him in a knee-jerk fashion, I'll admit. He actually says a couple of things in this article that I...
  • CNN President Brushes Off Criticism Of Lou Dobbs’ Continued Floating Of “Birther” Theories

    07/26/2009 1:17:40 AM PDT · by FTJM · 44 replies · 399+ views
    The Plum Line (Washington Post) ^ | 07/24/2009 | Greg Sargent
    CNN/US president Jonathan Klein is rebuffing the mounting criticism of the network over Lou Dobbs’ continued airing of “birther” theories, saying that Lou runs “his own show” that merely hosts “panels” with birther theorists and asserting that CNN respects viewers enough to let them “make up their own minds.” Klein, in an interview with me just now, also took a shot at Dobbs’ critics, saying they’re politically motivated: “I understand that people with a partisan point of view from one extreme or another might get annoyed that certain subjects are aired.” CNN is under mounting pressure to get Dobbs to...
  • CNN Kills Birther Story (Dobbs under the bus by his boss)

    07/24/2009 1:27:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 177 replies · 3,493+ views
    Politico ^ | 7-24-09 | Ben Smith
    CNN president kills birther story TVNewser reports that CNN President Jon Klein has declared a halt to birther coverage -- a tacit shot at Lou Dobbs. Klein forwarded Dobbs's producers a memo under this heading, which I suspect won't calm the conspiracists: Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead - because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef.
  • Time's Joe Klein: Ahmadinejad the Iranian Version of George W. Bush

    06/23/2009 12:51:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 1,162+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/23/09 | Noel Sheppherd
    If beating dead horses were an Olympic event, Joe Klein would have more medals gracing his neck than Michael Phelps. On his magazine's Swampland blog, the Time columnist returned to his latest overwrought left-wing pandering point: labeling hardliner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the Iranian version of George W. Bush: The protesters admire our freedom, but they are appalled--and insulted--by our neocolonialist condescension over the past 50 years. The reformers, and even some conservatives, consider Ahmadinejad the George W. Bush of Iran--a crude, unsophisticated demagogue, who puts a strong Potemkin face to the world without very much knowledge of what the...