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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2005

    11/27/2005 5:10:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 789 replies · 16,974+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 27 November 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, November 27th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Whit Ayres and Doug Schoen, political pollsters. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Joe Biden, D-Del., and John Warner, R-Va. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Authors James Reston Jr., Ellen Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ellis and Stephen Carter. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq's national security adviser; Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser; Peggy Noonan, author; Nathaniel Fick, retired Marine captain...
  • Sitting by Rather, Historian Suggests Press Out to "Get" Bush

    01/21/2005 10:23:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 21 replies · 2,843+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday January 21, 2005 | BrentBaker
    At about 10:40am EST, Rather wondered: "Having studied every American president in some detail, has there been any American president in a time of war who has asked for as little sacrifice as President Bush has done? Or is that a misreading of history?" Professor Joseph Ellis, a CBS News analyst, a historian and an author, most recently of a new biography of George Washington, confirmed: "No, I think you're right, Dan. I think what's unusual about President Bush is that he's perhaps the only President that took us to war at the same time as he cut our taxes....
  • 'His Excellency': The Human Washington

    11/13/2004 4:21:18 PM PST · by petitfour · 24 replies · 1,437+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2004 | Forrest McDonald
    IN a historical profession that is scornful of what it calls dead white males, Joseph J. Ellis has emerged as an eloquent champion and brilliant practitioner of the old-fashioned art of biography. He concentrates mainly upon the founders of the American republic, and while those who have particular favorites among the founders may cavil at his interpretations, Ellis has a gift for getting inside the skins of his subjects and showing what made them tick. Now he has taken on the greatest and most enigmatic founder. To describe George Washington as enigmatic may strike some as strange, for every young...
  • OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR: A New Topic for an Old Argument [Adams and Jefferson "speak out" on gay marriage]

    02/29/2004 5:16:50 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 354+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 29, 2004 | JOSEPH J. ELLIS
    Abraham Lincoln once observed that America was founded on a proposition, and that Thomas Jefferson wrote it. He was referring, of course, to the section of the Declaration of Independence that begins, "We hold these truths to be self-evident . . . " The reality, though, is that we are founded on a debate over what Jefferson's proposition means. And the current struggle over gay marriage is but the most recent chapter in that longstanding American argument. The words that started the current controversy were written by John Adams. In 1779, Adams almost single-handedly drafted the Massachusetts Constitution. It was...
  • Giving Thomas Jefferson the Business: The Jefferson-Hemings Hoax

    12/16/2003 11:18:44 AM PST · by mrustow · 213 replies · 3,532+ views
    A Different Drummer/Middle American News ^ | December, 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    In today’s America, a race hoax industry manned by black activists and their white benefactors in the media, politics, and academia produces one outrage after another, with the aim of denigrating white heroes, elevating often obscure blacks, making black racists rich and powerful, and waging race war. So it is with the smear invented in 1802, and in recent years conscripted anew to sully the name of arguably the most brilliant of all of America's Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). The Jefferson-Hemings Hoax claims, without any evidence, that the third president, renaissance man, and author of the Declaration of Independence...
  • UNWITTING BETSEY MORE WRIGHT

    10/22/2003 2:37:11 AM PDT · by Mia T · 11 replies · 990+ views
    New York Post | 10.22.03 | Mia T
    UNWITTING BETSEY MORE WRIGHT by Mia T, 10.22.03   But Purdum found a quote from Betsey Wright, Clinton's former chief of staff, worth repeating. Wright, who coined the term "bimbo eruptions," said Clinton's womanizing had "nothing to do with sex" and everything to do with "this inferiority complex . . . I think he's spent his entire life being scared that he was white trash." THE TIMES' SECRET CLINTON LINKNew York Post - Page Six ^ | 10/21/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilsonclinton's Fear of Being "White Trash" Latest Excuse for clinton Rapes(CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team...