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  • ĎDefiance Disorderí: Another new book describes chaos in Trumpís White House

    01/21/2018 10:29:19 PM PST · by Hadean · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2018 | Ashley Parker
    In late July, the White House had just finished an official policy review on transgender individuals serving in the military and President Trump and his then-chief of staff, Reince Priebus, had agreed to meet in the Oval Office to discuss the four options awaiting the president in a decision memo. But then Trump unexpectedly preempted the conversation and sent his entire administration scrambling, by tweeting out his own decision ¬ó that the government would not allow transgender individuals to serve ¬ó just moments later. ¬ď‚Äą¬ĎOh my God, he just tweeted this,¬í‚Äą¬Ē Priebus said, according to a new book by Howard...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Sparks Blame Game, Conservatives Push Back

    06/14/2017 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 9, 2011 | by Howard Kurtz
    It was as inevitable as a chemical reaction: Once the tragedy in Tucson became politicized, the right would quickly come to feel aggrieved. Not everyone on the liberal side has tried to tie the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others to the violent imagery used by Sarah Palin and other Republicans; many have been admirably restrained. But conservatives aren¬ít happy about the emerging narrative, and on Sunday, they started punching back. Keith Appell, a top publicist for conservative causes, declared in an email that ¬ďsome in the media have implicated conservatives, the Tea Party, talk radio, Republicans, etc.¬Ē in...
  • 'You Couldn't Turn Away': Kurtz Reacts to Trump's 'Sustained Attack' on the Media

    02/16/2017 6:01:26 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 02/16/2017 | na
    President Donald Trump's press conference on Thursday was the "harshest and most sustained attack on the media by a president of the United States in history," according to Howard Kurtz. During the question-and-answer session, Trump repeatedly criticized CNN and tussled with its reporter, Jim Acosta, and was terse with MSNBC correspondent Kristen Welker. "You couldn't turn away," Kurtz said on "Special Report" tonight. {..snip..}
  • (U.S. Catholic) Bishops Call for Prayer and Unity as Pro-Life Groups Respond to Wins

    11/10/2016 11:26:39 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register (the good NCR) ^ | November 9, 2016 | Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
    WASHINGTON ó Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials on the morning following the 2016 presidential election, exhorting them to work for unity and to promote the common good. [snip} According to New York Times exit polls, Catholics overall voted 52% for Trump and 45% for Clinton. NBC News exit polls showed the results fell sharply along racial lines: Trump won white Catholics by 23 percentage points, 60 to 37, while Clinton won Hispanic Catholics 67% to 26%. [snip} In his statement, Archbishop Kurtz reaffirmed the bishopsí commitment to upholding the sanctity of all...
  • Media justify anti-Trump bias, claim he's too 'dangerous' for normal rules

    08/10/2016 2:51:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 09, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    The mediaís legions of Trump-bashers are finally acknowledging the obvious. And trying their best to justify it. But thereís one problem: Tilting against one candidate in a presidential election canít be justified. This is not a defense of Donald Trump, who has been at war with much of the press since he got in the race. Too many people think if you criticize the way the billionaire is being covered, you are somehow backing Trump. And itís not about the commentators, on the right as well as the left, who are savaging Trump, since they are paid for their opinions....
  • Media justify anti-Trump bias, claim he's too 'dangerous' for normal rules

    08/10/2016 1:11:29 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 09, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    The mediaís legions of Trump-bashers are finally acknowledging the obvious. And trying their best to justify it. But thereís one problem: Tilting against one candidate in a presidential election canít be justified. This is not a defense of Donald Trump, who has been at war with much of the press since he got in the race. Too many people think if you criticize the way the billionaire is being covered, you are somehow backing Trump. And itís not about the commentators, on the right as well as the left, who are savaging Trump, since they are paid for their opinions....
  • Trump boxing the media: It's how he fashions a fighting image (While enjoying himself)

    12/22/2015 2:26:41 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    Toward the end of my third campaign interview with Donald Trump, I finally got a glimpse into why he spends so much time and energy attacking journalists. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I told the Republican front-runner in our Trump Tower sitdown on Friday that he has every right to hit back at media people who criticize him, and there's been no shortage of harsh criticism. What I wanted to know is why he's so obsessive about it. Why he's calling out lesser-known reporters at rallies. Why he's using Twitter to slam cable news commentators and guests around...
  • Scholar: Campus Mobs Reject Free Speech, Academic Freedom And Even Facts [Video]

    11/22/2015 1:56:33 PM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Discussing how the Paris attacks have not diminished left-wing campus demonstrations, Dr. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said President Obama and the dominant, politically-correct college worldview is ‚Äútrying to deny that anything fundamental has happened‚ÄĚ during that massacre. In this video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, the author and scholar explained the multi-cultural and post-modern worldview dominant on college campuses "cannot absorb that some cultures may actually pose a threat," such as radical Islam, and our in fact waging war on western civilization.
  • I don't need liberal Howard Kurtz... (Mark Levin)

    08/10/2015 7:08:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 23 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 8/10/15 | Mark Levin
    I don't need liberal Howard Kurtz, formerly of the Washington Post, telling me or you why we criticize his network's handling of the Republican debate. He's on their payroll. I am not. His comments are self-serving. I've explained in plain English my assessment on my own radio show and elsewhere. And I am not a Trump supporter as I've not declared for anyone. But I have been a Fox supporter. Nor is this about what Democrats or liberal news outlets would say or do. Argument by innuendo and distraction is a typical but flawed tactic. Kurtz doesn't know me or...
  • Obama's Muslim Childhood

    02/23/2015 10:03:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    daniel pipes dot org ^ | orig Sept 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    Barack Obama has come out swinging against his Republican rival, sponsoring television advertisements that ask, "What is Mitt Romney hiding?" The allusion is to such relatively minor matters as Romney's prior tax returns, the date he stopped working for Bain Capital, and the non-public records from his service heading the Salt Lake City Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts. Obama defended his demands that Romney release more information about himself, declaring in Aug. 2012 that "The American people have assumed that if you want to be president of the United States that your life's an open book when it comes...
  • Democrat Operatives, W.H. Overlords Contributing to Holy Climate Encyclical. What Must We Believe?

    02/03/2015 3:02:08 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 2/3/15 | Frank Walker
    Why is the head of the U.S. Bishops meeting with the White House and the Director of the liberal Center for American Progress? What goals could they possibly share? Is there anything Catholic about that pro-gay, pro-death power group? As the Obama administration tries to position itself as a world leader on climate change ahead of United Nations talks, it's engaging a powerful ally: the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has been moving the Church into a more aggressive posture on climate change, citing the moral need to protect the planet and its citizens. With countries preparing their own climate plans...
  • New York Times Recklessly Publishes Darren Wilson's Address

    12/01/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Malfeasance: Short of handing local rioters a locator map, the newspaper of record provides enough information to find the home of the police officer some still accuse of murdering Michael Brown for no good reason. We're not sure what the New York Times was thinking when it published an item last Monday by Julie Bosman on the recent marriage of Officer Darren Wilson along with the town they lived in and street they lived on. The street in the small St. Louis suburb they live in is only two blocks long, and the piece had almost all the information...
  • Reckless move: The NY Times publishes Darren Wilsonís address (Reckless? No on Purpose? You bet)

    11/26/2014 6:39:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox ^ | November 26, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilsonís life. With tensions running high in Ferguson over the lack of an indictment for Wilsonís killing of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officerís approximate address -- the street and town where he lives with his new wife, who also is named. Given the racial animosity unleashed by Brownís death, given the rioting and the looting and the stores that were set afire, how can a news organization make it easier for some crazy zealot to track down Wilson? But there it is in the paper:
  • Abp Kurtz Synod was Characterized by Discernment and Unanimity

    10/24/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, was an active participant in this monthís Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme ďThe Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.Ē The synodís purpose was to examine challenges to the family today, and ultimately to develop a more effective pastoral approach for the Church in addressing those challenges. In addition to speaking out in defense of the unborn, Archbishop Kurtz has been a vocal supporter of the traditional family against legal recognition of same-sex marriage. During the two-week-long...
  • Howard Kurtzís Questionable Credibility

    07/11/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 09 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Among the political cynics out there warning conservatives to run from the word ďimpeachmentĒ where President Obamaís lawlessness is concerned, we find†Howard Kurtz.Before delving into that though, letís point out a few facts.† First, it is a FACT that President Obama and the administration has refused to enforce the laws on the books many times on illegal immigration.† It is a FACT that when states try to create their own legislation to take matters into their own hands, the administration spends more energy fighting them than they do securing our borders.† Immigration aside, itís a FACT that Obama and the...
  • Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

    02/24/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: ďIím not a global warming believer. Iím not a global warming denier.Ē He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in ďa crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.Ē How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammerís column on Friday. Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech. Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of and a former Think Progress...
  • Jumping Ship: How the pundit class turned on ObamaCare

    10/22/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Howard Kurtz
    Now that the president has lost the ďMorning JoeĒ crowd, ObamaCare may be in even deeper political trouble than we thought. Mark Halperin, the ďGame ChangeĒ coauthor and a regular on Joeís show, called the rollout ďunacceptableĒ and added that ďthe secrecy is unacceptable,Ē accusing the administration of withholding information about how many people have signed up. His fellow panelist, liberal commentator Mike Barnicle, ratcheted up from there: ďTheyíre lying about it now,Ē he said. ďTheyíre not depriving us of information, they are outright lying.Ē On ďCBS This Morning,Ē the networkís political director, John Dickerson, calls the rollout ďa total...
  • NBC Journalist: 'I'd Almost Arrest Glenn Greenwald'

    06/25/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 6-25-2013 | John Nolte
    Along with NBC's David Gregory and Chuck Todd, you can now add CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to the list of journalists (and NBC journalists) floating the idea that one of their own, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, has done something illegal in reference to his work with NSA leaker Edward Snowden: personal suggestion to Gregory, Todd, and Sorkin is that before they throw these kinds of baseless accusations around, they might want to clean up their own backyard. With their selectively edited videos and audio, NBC News is currently a hotbed of journalistic malpractice unlike anything I have ever seen...
  • Foxnews Channel Hires Howard Kurtz To Anchor Weekend Media Program

    06/20/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/13 | BW
    FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired veteran media reporter Howard Kurtz, announced Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President of News for the network. He will begin in this new role on July 1st.
  • Obamaís Plans for the Suburbs: And How to Stop Them

    03/19/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies ^ | march 18, 2013 | stanley kurtz
    This DOE project explores a variety of strategies designed to curb Americaís greenhouse gas emissions up to 80 percent by about 2050. Arguably the most controversial of those reports covers the ďeffects of the built environment on transportation.Ē To put it plainly, the ďbuilt environmentĒ report lays out strategies the federal government can use to force development away from suburbs and into cities, supposedly for the sake of reducing carbon dioxide emissions given off by all those suburban commuters. The Obama administration wants to force so-called smart growth policies on the country: get out of your car, stay out of...