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  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Predicts Trump's Removal From Office in 2 Years

    02/12/2017 3:23:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that "conservative" Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post has joined with "conservative" David Brooks of the New York Times in fully embracing the loony political fantasies of the unhinged left. Both are now predicting the imminent removal of President Trump from office. Brooks predicted Trump would resign from office or be impeached within a year. Parker is very slightly more reasonable by extending that time frame to two years when a new Congress chock full of Democrats elected in 2018 would immediately begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.

    01/13/2017 7:41:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn’t more at stake than “mere politics”? This phrase has been rendered quaint by such serious issues as Russian hackers apparently trying to tilt the election toward Donald Trump; the FBI’s possibly politically motivated practices; Trump’s initial resistance to the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community; Trump’s refusal to release tax records, which might mollify concerns about his relationship with Russia. These aren’t partisan issues, or shouldn’t be, as evidenced by the Justice Department inspector general’s decision to investigate how FBI Director James B. Comey handled...
  • Congratulations, Trump. Welcome to hell. (Barf Alert)

    12/21/2016 1:47:08 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    Dear Mr. Trump, You won. Welcome to hell. And to think, I thought you’d become president when hell froze over. Now that the election is finally behind us, may I ask a tiny question: Why did you want this job? Was it on your bucket list? After so many square miles of golf courses, trophy wives, gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers, was there nothing left to mess with? I wasn’t surprised, by the way, when you said you’d spend half your time in New York. I mean, it’s New York! And the White House is a tad bourgeois in an...
  • If animals could vote, Donald Trump would lose

    09/07/2016 4:34:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 71 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 7, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    The animal kingdom will have lost one of its staunchest defenders when the Oval Office is abandoned by Barack Obama, who through a series of critical, administrative rulemaking has done more to protect animals than any other president in recent memory. This will be especially devastating if Donald Trump replaces him – not only because of his sons’ lust for hunting exotic game but also because his recently announced agriculture advisory committee includes several active opponents of animal protection policies.
  • Down Memory Lane: What "Conservatives" Said About Palin, 2008

    03/15/2016 8:57:10 AM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    Self | 3/15/2016 | LS
    As part of my ongoing Trump campaign biography, I thought it would be interesting to see what so-called "conservatives" had to say about Sarah Palin in 2008. Turns out, it's not much different than what they have said about Trump (i.e., hatred): Remember how the so-called conservative media treated Sarah Palin in 2008? Charles Krauthammer wrote, “with Palin, the case against Obama evaporates.” Palin’s choice, he claimed, “negates the theme of readiness” to assume the office. Referring to her as a “wing-nut candidate,” Krathammer wrote of Palin’s “inevitable liabilities” due to the fact that any “unvetted neophyte has ‘issues,’” such...
  • Kathleen Parker: Cruz, Rubio Need To Help Uneducated Trump Supporters Understand "Who He Really Is"

    02/22/2016 5:35:31 PM PST · by Baladas · 158 replies ^ | February 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    Conservative Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker offers advice to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio on how to take down Donald Trump. Parker said the two need to "make a clear case" to low-educated Trump voters of "who he really is." Parker added they think "finally somebody is speaking for them but the truth is he is not." "Trump's ceiling has been edging up all along because it originally was lower than that and it keeps moving because he keeps surprising everyone," Parker observed. "After Nevada, he's got a commanding lead in some states. In Massachusetts it's like 25% more." "I've...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Offers Unwanted Cure For The GOP (Thanks, But No Thanks)

    01/26/2016 4:49:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Kathleen Parker, the resident almost-but-not quite-liberal at the Washington Post, loaded up and fired at the Republican Party and its melodrama in her weekly op-ed column. It showcased Ms. Parker at her irritating best, smug and condescending, but not truly original. She used her space to argue that the GOP needs Nikki Haley to save itself from itself, she furthered argued that a Hillary Clinton victory would be a win for "rationality," and a loss for the "authoritarian personalities" who increasingly populate the Republican Party base. Like many of her colleagues in the mainstream media, Kathleen Parker seems...
  • On CNN, WashPost's Parker Mangles Ted Cruz's Remarks, Christianity

    01/12/2016 12:27:17 PM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    On CNN's AC360 on Monday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker revealed her own ignorance of Christian teachings, as she targeted Senator Ted Cruz for something "astonishing" he recently said at a campaign stop: "I don't think there's any chance Ted Cruz can win a general — and here's why....He said...'It's time for the Body of Christ to rise up and support me.' I don't know anyone who takes their religion seriously who would think that Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz. I know so many people who are offended by that comment." [video...
  • Americans must take a stand against our own extremists

    12/19/2015 4:14:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    When President Obama addressed the nation after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims. This was a familiar message — the same we had heard from President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks. We aren’t at war with Islam, both presidents have said, but with an ideology built on distortions (or medieval-minded interpretations) of the Islamic religion. Even so, many Americans still need to be reminded that Muslims, rather than our enemies, are our friends, neighbors, colleagues, scholars, leaders, doctors, mechanics. They’re our fellow Americans. Even so, we continue to...
  • Coming Out: Why Christians Can't Reconcile the 'Next New Thing'

    06/05/2015 12:39:00 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies ^ | 6/5/15 | Steve Berman
    Darkness and perpetual struggle, knowledge that your body isn’t really the one you’re meant for, trying to seem “normal” to the world while confused and conflicted inside.  That’s the world of closet transsexuals.  Just a few decades ago, the same struggle—minus the gender change—plagued homosexuals. “Coming out” is a liberating event, moving from a secret world of stress and excuses to a bold declaration of “me.” Caitlyn Jenner came out in a big way, the way Bruce always did things, staying on top, gaining adulation and respect for being one-of-a-kind. In many ways, the journey into faith for Christians, and...
  • Pamela Geller’s abuse of free speech [Washington Post Column]

    05/09/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Kathleen Parker
    <p>The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative contest in Texas of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.</p> <p>Not since Westboro Baptist Church’s “God Hates Fags” message and Florida pastor Terry Jones burning the Koran has the principle of free speech been so sullied and abused.</p>
  • WaPo’s Parker: Hillary Needs to Get the Inner Ayatollah Out of her Head

    04/19/2015 10:53:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker said she was extremely disappointed in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign rollout and the former Secretary of State “has to let this inner ayatollah get out of her head.”
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • Establishment Conservative Journalists Meet Off-the-Record with Obama at White House

    10/08/2013 9:14:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOP’s current government shutdown strategy, President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, National Review’s Washington editor Robert Costa, syndicated columnist and former CNN co-host Kathleen Parker, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
  • Kathleen Parker Anoints Hillary To 'Save The World'

    08/14/2013 5:28:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a piker, that Barack Obama. All he was going to do was stop the rise of the oceans and begin to heal the planet. Hillary can do a heck of a lot more. She can actually . . . "save the world." Just ask Kathleen Parker. The Washington Post columnist that—laughably—some still label a conservative, recommends in in her latest column that Hillary should run on the narrative that she is the person to, yes, "save the world." Parker appeared on Morning Joe today to advance her argument, asserting that "there's no one better suited to sort of lead...
  • Washington Post Column: The character assassination of Hillary Clinton

    01/01/2013 7:01:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/01/2013 | Kathleen Parker
    The new year began not with a cannonball off the “fiscal cliff” but with an outbreak of conspiratorial cynicism. This time it’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose fall and concussion, followed by a blood clot between her brain and skull, has prompted an embarrassment of theories. The gist: That woman will do anything to avoid testifying about Benghazi. Several commentators on the right opined via Twitter and TV, those most deadly hosts for the parasites of rumor and innuendo, that Clinton was faking her concussion to duck out on her appearance before congressional committees investigating the attack on the...
  • When did we descend to 'dog bites campaign'?

    04/25/2012 4:19:13 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 13 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | Apr 25, 2012 | Kathleen Parker
    I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog. When scriptwriters have run out of mustard, the show hasn't "jumped the shark," as we've been saying since the Fonz literally jumped a shark while water-skiing. These days, the political show has eaten the dog. Yes, it has come to this. It's the most pivotal presidential race in human history (staying true to our apocalyptic tendencies), and we're debating which candidate cares most about dogs. I did my best in a previous column to illustrate the silliness of the Obama campaign's focus on...
  • Kathleen Parker: 'Everyone's Going To Say I'm An Obama-lover. Whatever.'

    12/18/2011 5:51:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody check the calendar. Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation. After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declares: "I know everyone's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover. Whatever." Parker put her crush on display on Chris Matthews' weekend show. View the video here.
  • Kathleen Parker's Trash Talk

    11/19/2011 4:24:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2011 | J. Robert Smith
    Such rabble, all those grassroots conservatives that have infested the Republican Party. It's all that Sarah Palin's fault. She's so... common... so dumb. Well, we can't say "dumb," so let's say not very smart, not like Bill Buckley. All those flyover country conservatives aren't very smart, either. Paul Begala says so, and Paul shows up at the right parties, so... Read Kathleen Parker's latest in the Washington Post: "The Palinization of the GOP." Parker used to write for National Review. Then she graduated to the Washington Post. Going there, Parker's worldview gloriously expanded. Parker's opinions are just so sophisticated now,...
  • The Palinization of the GOP (Barf)

    11/19/2011 1:55:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala’s recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: “The Stupid Party.” “Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now they’re dumbing themselves down,” was the subhead. Democrats couldn’t agree more. And quietly, many Republicans share the sentiment. They just can’t seem to stop themselves. [Snip] Scientific skepticism, the engine that propels intellectual inquiry, has morphed into skepticism of science fueled by religious certitude. In this strange world, it is heresy to express concern about, for example, climate change — or even to suggest that human behavior may be a contributing factor. Jon Huntsman committed blasphemy when he...
  • Newt Gingrich Accused of Hating Mankind by 'Conservative' Kathleen Parker

    11/13/2011 3:51:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Moments after being introduced by Face the Nation host Bob Schiiffer as a "conservative" columnist, the Washington Post's Kathleen Parker on Sunday referred to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as a "misanthrope" - aka a mankind hater (video follows with transcript and commentary): BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: And we're back now with our panel. Kathleen Parker, of course, a columnist for the Washington Post who writes kind of from the conservative side, I would say. Dee Dee Myers, President Clinton's press secretary, National Journal's Major Garrett who moderated the debate last night along with our own Scott Pelley. And our CBS...
  • The media and the Republican campaign

    11/09/2011 3:29:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | November 9, 2011 | Ben Pyle
    Most of us, if we read the LDN, are acquainted with a talented writer, Kathleen Parker, who writes for the Washington Post. She often has an article in the Lufkin Dai|y’s Opinion pages. Oh, she is good, even when making light of God in a whimsical way. ln her article, “The tease says she’s not running” (LDN - 10-10-2011), Kathleen gleefully slams Sarah Palin’s closeness to God by referencing that Palin “finally proves that there is a God.” Miss Parker, quoting Sarah Palin, “she and her husband Todd, devote ourselves to God, family and country, her decision,” she said, “maintains...
  • (Ranting ape) Kathleen Parker: Perry's lead points to a battle within the GOP for 'godliest'

    08/28/2011 10:57:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Link only - Kathleen Parker: Perry's lead points to a battle within the GOP for 'godliest'
  • Rick Perry, the Republicans’ Messiah? [ Republicans Fight For: Who is the Godliest of Us All?

    08/26/2011 8:57:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    Rick Perry, the Republicans’ Messiah? By Kathleen Parker, Friday, August 26. Rick Perry’s rapid lead over previous Republican front-runner Mitt Romney was predictable. But it is not a good sign for Republicans hoping to reclaim the White House and further highlights the crucial battle within GOP circles: Who is the godliest of us all? That’s the mirror-mirror question for Republicans. Forget charisma, charm, intelligence, knowledge and that nuisance, “foreign policy experience.” The race of the moment concerns which candidate is the truest believer. Rick Perry's meltdown on global warming This was always a tough hurdle for Romney, whose Mormonism is...
  • Sarah Palin, un-trending

    08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.
  • Kathleen Parker: The Tea Fragger Party

    07/29/2011 8:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.” Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves Tea Party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided “patriots” we’ve seen in recent memory. If the nation defaults on its financial obligations, the blame belongs to the Tea Party Republicans who fragged their own leader, John Boehner. They had victory in their hands and couldn’t bring themselves to support his debt-ceiling plan, which, if not perfect, was more than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago. No new...
  • Just-Vote-No Republicans [Kathleen Parker on Michele Bachmann]

    07/08/2011 10:46:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 08, 2011
    Kathleen Parker Opinion Writer Just-Vote-No Republicans By Kathleen Parker, Friday, July 8 A debt crisis is a terrible thing to waste in a presidential election season, and Democrats and Republicans alike are responding on cue. Latest to the fray is Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. In a new “Waterloo” television ad running in Iowa leading up to the Aug. 13 straw poll, she promises she won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling — before even seeing the terms of the deal. Though Bachmann is the most outspoken among Republicans, she is not alone. Several members of the Republican Study Committee,...
  • Morning Joe Lavishes Love On Kathleen Parker, Dumps On CNN

    03/08/2011 5:11:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    All you have to know about why conservatives were dissatisfied with Kathleen Parker as the supposedly conservative counterweight to Eliot Spitzer on the pair's recently-canned CNN show was crystallized on Morning Joe today. The panel unleashed an absolute gush-a-thon over Parker, Mika Brzezinski declaring her "one of my favorite people" and Willie Geist describing her as "a great writer." For good measure, the MSNBC folks delighted in swiping at rival CNN. Mike Barnicle took top trash-talking honors, claiming Parker had been "brutalized" at the network. View video here.
  • Kathleen Parker, Sarah Palin and the End of a Media Career

    02/27/2011 7:11:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies ^ | February 27, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    Kathleen Parker is now out as a television personality at CNN. John Ziegler has a theory about why, besides being on a competitive time slot with the horrible Elliot Spitzer as a co-host. It seems she had struck at the Queen and failed to kill her. The Queen being Sarah Palin, of course. "But the primary reason why the program couldn't work is also the very reason Parker got the gig in the first place. She was clearly hired because she was perceived as a 'conservative' who was willing to vigorously attack Palin, while not holding any particularly strong conservative...
  • Kathleen Parker Leaving CNN Show with Spitzer

    02/25/2011 4:37:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | P.J. Salvatore
    NEW YORK (AP) – CNN’s prime-time talk show “Parker/Spitzer” is no more with the departure of Kathleen Parker. Her partner, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, will remain in the time slot in a new show called “In the Arena,” working with E.D. Hill, Will Cain and others.
  • Report: CNN May Replace Kathleen Parker On Parker Spitzer

    01/10/2011 6:39:38 AM PST · by pissant · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/10/11 | Mark Joyella
    According to a report posted tonight on the website of The Wall Street Journal, CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker, co-host of the ratings-challenged Parker Spitzer. The WSJ story quotes unnamed sources who say a new co-host could be named to join Eliot Spitzer as part of a major overhaul of the show, which has floundered in the ratings since its debut three months ago. CNN’s primetime programs performed poorly in 2010, which marked the network’s worst ratings performance in fourteen years. Whether a re-boot of Parker Spitzer–and a resulting name change, one imagines–would solve any of the network’s problems...
  • CNN: New Faces, Same Game

    10/03/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | Michael Schneider, Sam Thielman
    CNN announced an Oct.4 start date for Parker/SPITZER, a debate show starring former N.Y. governor Eliot Spitzer and journalist Kathleen Parker. [Years ago CNN jokingly was referred to by many as the "Clinton News Network" because of the obvious way it discarded objective reporting on the multitude of Clinton debacles and scandals in order to shill for the Clinton political machine. But now it's become even more outrageous than the same old media bias. With great fanfare CNN has proudly hired Eliot Spitzer. This is the governor who recently resigned in disgrace for his crimes of legal and moral turpitude....
  • Sarah Palin called 'borderline lunatic' by Newsweek reporter

    01/03/2011 6:11:39 AM PST · by FredJake · 51 replies ^ | 1/2/2011 | Joe Newby
    Liberal pundits agree: Sarah Palin is horrible. Some might even say deranged. Newsbusters reported that on New Year's Eve, Newsweek's Julia Reed called her a "borderline lunatic" on CNN's All the Best, All the Worst of 2010. Newsweek recently released a cover naming President Obama "God of All Things." Tim Graham posted a transcript of the relevant portion: TOM FOREMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Best pounding of the pundits. SARAH PALIN: Whoo, Nevada. FOREMAN: Sarah Palin. JULIA REED, NEWSWEEK: A borderline lunatic. JULIE CHEN, CBS: Love her or hate her, she's definitely entertaining. FOREMAN: The hockey mom gone rogue proved all the...
  • Co-host spittin' mad over Spitzer (Elitist Kathleen Parker Faux Conservative FAIL)

    12/01/2010 4:42:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/1/10 | TARA PALMERI
    Eliot Spitzer's TV sidekick is so fed up with playing second fiddle to the hooker-loving ex-gov that she's threatening to walk, sources told The Post yesterday. Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker actually stormed off the set of the "Parker Spitzer" show during a pre-taping a few weeks ago -- furious that her co-host is continually allowed to take charge of their nightly CNN chat-fest, the insiders said. Although still fuming, Parker did return to wrap up the segment, they said. But she's angry that the show's producers are allegedly doing nothing to play up her strengths on the ailing show,...
  • Can a centrist movement succeed?

    11/29/2010 7:28:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2010 | Kathleen Parker
    In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black. Political outliers - not quite Republican, not quite Democrat - are forming new alliances in a communal search for "Home." Exhausted by extremism and aching for real change, more and more Americans are moving away from demagoguery and toward pragmatism. Soon they may have options. A new political group, No Labels ( ), is hoping to mobilize and support a centrist political movement. Led by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon and Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobson, the organization has raised more than $1 million...
  • Respectable Conservatives Still Don't Get Obama

    11/22/2010 1:59:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    If United States Senator Al Franken -- it hurts to say that -- ever had a redeeming moment, it was in the role of Stuart Smalley, a character he created for "Saturday Night Live." In the most memorable of Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," the lisping, wildly insecure psycho-babbler hosts Michael Jordan. After explaining to his audience that Jordan is "a basketball player for a professional basketball team," Smalley says to him, "You should be very proud of yourself." "Well, thank you, Stuart," says Jordan, "I am." Stunned by Jordan's self-assurance, Smalley blunders on: "I can imagine that the night before a...
  • The real story behind Kathleen Parker's bizarre Palin boast

    11/14/2010 10:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2010 | John Ziegler
    You know it is a slow news week when something which happens on CNN’s dreadful “Parker & Spitzer” show makes “news,” but that is what happened when I appeared on the not-long-for-this-world program last Thursday. The full story behind the appearance may be even more interesting than why it was deemed by many to be “buzz worthy.” The reason I was asked on the show was that my latest documentary film, “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted,” is in the process of being re-released nationwide in a truly unprecedented fashion (a major development that is being...
  • Sarah Palin Taunts 'Assassin' Kathleen Parker: "I'm still standing"

    11/12/2010 9:19:26 AM PST · by kristinn · 129 replies
    Friday, November 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin responded on Twitter this morning to the admission by pseudo-conservative TV host Kathleen Parker that Parker "led" the media "assassination" of Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign after Palin became the Republican vice presidential nominee.While debating Palin supporter John Ziegler on CNN last night, Parker admitted her role: ZIEGLER: You took part in the targeting of Sarah Palin. You essentially took part in the assassination of Sarah Palin 1.0. That person is dead; she doesn't exist any more. PARKER: No, no, no. Actually, I did not take part in it: I led it. Let's be...
  • Kathleen Parker: “I Didn’t Take Part in the Character Assassination of Sarah Palin, I Led it”…

    11/11/2010 8:41:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | November 11, 2010
    Here’s CNN’s idea of a “conservative.” JOHN ZIEGLER: So you didn’t buy into the Obama moderation myth? KATHLEEN PARKER: I did. ZIEGLER: You were duped by the media – PARKER: I was one of those people who thought this is a guy who is talking about not a red, not a blue America, and who’s going to bring the country together. ZIEGLER: So you were duped. PARKER: I was at that 2004 Democratic convention. ZIEGER: Were you duped? PARKER: No, I’m not going to say I was duped, I’m saying – ZIEGLER: So you stand by that. PARKER: Listen to...
  • Parker Brags: I Led Media Assassination Of Sarah Palin

    11/11/2010 6:48:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies · 6+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2010 | Mark Finkelstein
    In the promo fluff for its future flop, CNN calls Kathleen Parker a "conservative" commentator. So what's a "conservative" in CNN's book? Someone who, when accused of taking part in the media assassination of Sarah Palin, brags that she didn't merely take part—she "led it." Supposed conservative Kathleen Parker made her bizarre boast on this evening's Parker Spitzer. It came in the course of her interview of John Ziegler, creator of the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” While denying she had been "duped" by Obama, Parker admitted that during the campaign she "bought into...
  • Kathleen Parker Keeps Her Chin Up (Parker-Spitzer)

    10/20/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT · by tom h · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 19, 2010 | Robert Costa
    New York – In the inner sanctum of CNN, high above Lincoln Center, Kathleen Parker’s office is tucked in the back, a few steps from the outer rim of newsroom cubicles. Inside, she keeps a neat workspace, with political histories on the bookshelf and framed pictures of her family on the windowsill. A stray pair of heels lie on the floor ... Parker Spitzer, the primetime program she co-hosts with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer ... Their talk show, which debuted earlier this month, has struggled in the ratings. Its main timeslot competitors, Bill O’Reilly on Fox News and...
  • Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years

    10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT · by John W · 23 replies
    TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54. At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership...
  • Don't Sit, Don't Sit So, Don't Sit So Close To Spitz

    10/08/2010 4:07:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone call The Police . . . What were the Parker Spitzer producers thinking? If there was one guy you'd want to keep at a decent distance from a female co-host, it's Gov. Love Potion #9. But tuning into the show, for the first time, tonight, I was shocked to see the way the pair had been virtually thrown into each other's laps. A bit of inside TV baseball: I host a local TV show in my hometown. I'm always struck by how, when I'm sitting what feels quite close to a guest, we appear miles apart on camera. So...
  • CNN’s Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers

    10/05/2010 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    CNN's new show “Parker Spitzer,” which made its debut Monday night, attracted only 454,000 viewers, a decline from the show it replaced, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The show netted 118,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic coveted by advertisers. The program features former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitute scandal -- and Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, in a dual anchor format. It lagged well behind 8pm ET rivals “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel and “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. Those two shows drew audiences...
  • FLASH: CNN Parker-Spitzer (Drudge)

    10/05/2010 2:32:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    FLASH: CNN Parker-Spitzer had 454,000 viewers last night, came in 4th in cable news behind HLN... Developing...
  • CNN's "Parker Spitzer" debuts to scathing reviews ("unbearable" "icky" "obnoxious" "vapid")

    10/05/2010 2:37:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/10 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CNN's primetime talk show anchored by disgraced ex-New York governor Eliot Spitzer and journalist Kathleen Parker debuted to scathing reviews, with comments on Tuesday ranging from "unbearable" to "icky" and "obnoxious". Spitzer, a Democrat who was forced to resign in 2008 for hiring high-priced prostitutes, and Parker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative Washington Post columnist, were hired by CNN in a bid to add some fireworks to its struggling evening news line-up. But barely a good word could be found on Tuesday for the new "Parker Spitzer" show, which debuted one night earlier as a daily discussion...
  • Kathleen Parker: I'm 'Slightly to the Right of Center;' Fan of Obama

    10/01/2010 8:19:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies
    newsbuster ^ | 10/1/10 | Matt Balan
    On Thursday's Larry King Live, future anchor Kathleen Parker verified her tenuous conservative credentials, as she identified herself as a "conservative," but added, "a pox on everybody's house, as far as I'm concerned." She later confessed that she "would put myself...slightly to the right of center," and that she was "a big fan of Barack Obama as he came into office...I didn't want him to fail." Anchor Larry King brought on Parker and future co-host Eliot Spitzer of "Client Number Nine" fame during the first half of the 9 pm Eastern hour. Three minutes in, King asked about the format...
  • Journolist flap shows a destructive 'gotcha' mentality (BARF Alert) Network

    07/24/2010 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/2010 | Kathleen Parker
    The current Journolist controversy that has the blogosphere heaving sparks and Washington even more self-absorbed than usual is weak tea -- a tempest in Barbie's teacup. At least as concerns the so-called conspiracy itself. As a larger lesson about the way we search and destroy each other in the political/media world, there may be something darker brewing. For the millions who have no idea what I'm talking about, a brief history: Journolist was an e-mail list (Internetspeak for watering hole) where liberal-leaning journalists gathered to kvetch. Started by prodigal blogger Ezra Klein for a few friends, it grew in numbers...