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  • CBS’s Rooney Dismisses Viewers Criticizing His Pro-Obama Bias

    03/30/2009 5:15:31 PM PDT · by 50mm · 27 replies · 1,848+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Sunday’s CBS 60 Minutes, commentator Andy Rooney read from some viewer letters: "It's always fun to read the letters people send, I get a lot of them, although, to be honest, if I took all the letters seriously I wouldn't ever say anything again. I get quite a few bad letters and, of course, I pay least attention to those. I don't want you to see me cry." Some of those "bad letters" came from viewers who criticized Rooney’s and the media’s pro-Obama bias: "Thomas Overley writes from Oceanside, California. He's mad because he thinks I like President Obama....
  • Seriously, Why Is Barney Frank Such A Sourpuss?

    03/15/2009 9:35:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies · 1,561+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “In this world ye shall have tribulations, but be of good cheer.” John 16:33 “Receive every man with good cheer.” From Judaism’s Ethics of the Fathers The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches us to be of good cheer. But Barney Frank seems to have raised the sour puss to an art form. It struck me today while watching his appearance on Fox News Sunday, alongside Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and economist Mark Zandi of Moody’s. In the normal course of an interview, you’d expect people to flash a smile at least twice: when they’re introduced and when their host bids them goodbye....
  • Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like 'Velvet Revolution' (like fall of Chech commies)

    01/20/2009 10:21:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 1-20-09 | Dickens
    Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like 'Velvet Revolution' By Geoffrey Dickens January 20, 2009 - 17:27 ET Reflecting on the mood of the crowd at Barack Obama's Inauguration, NBC's Tom Brokaw likened it to when he was present for the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. During NBC's live coverage of Obama's swearing-in on Tuesday, Brokaw declared, "It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution," and while Brokaw noted "a communist regime," was not being overthrown he pointed out, "an unpopular president is leaving and people have been waiting for this moment." [audio available here] The following Brokaw blurb was...
  • Tom Brokaw's Revenge? Calls Out 'Bigots and Rednecks' on Obama Inauguration Day: 'Take This!'

    01/20/2009 3:52:09 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 80 replies · 4,045+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Sitting in a Washington bar with the Morning Joe crew on MSNBC Tuesday morning, former NBC anchor grew emotional remembering the 1960s. "I get very emotional. It has been hard for me to walk through the streets. And I think that the day is going to be very emotional." Brokaw even grew bold enough to tell the "bigots and rednecks" he met in the Sixties "when we were evolving as a country" to suffer through the Obama inauguration: "Take this. You know?" The Morning Joe crew was discussing how Barack Obama was so different than past administrations in their lack...
  • CNN's Cafferty: Palin 'Became a National Joke to Everybody'

    10/27/2008 6:50:05 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 65 replies · 2,446+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 27, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    Like much of the mainstream media, CNN anchor Jack Cafferty has set aside any pretense of objectivity in this year's presidential election. On today's Situation Room he used a "Cafferty File" segment, in which a question is posed to viewers for their response, to attack GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He prefaced the question: But McCain chose Sarah Palin, who immediately became a national joke to everybody, except the conservative base of the Republican Party. Even some Republicans are convinced the Palin selection showed a total lack of judgment on McCain's part. Oh, what about Florida Governor Charlie Crist?...
  • CNN’s Jack Cafferty Returns to Palin Bashing After Three-Week Hiatus

    10/22/2008 6:05:31 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 1,039+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 22, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    Regular CNN commentator Jack Cafferty may be "on the mend" after a three-week break for a "unanticipated encounter with a surgeon’s scalpel," as he put it, but he certainly hasn’t recovered from his Palin Derangement Syndrome. He launched a new attack on the Alaska governor on Wednesday’s Situation Room. This time, Cafferty returned to the issue of Trooper/Taser-gate and brought up two additional issues that came up this week -- how the RNC spent $150,000 on Palin for new clothing, make-up, and hair care for Palin, and how she used taxpayer’s money to pay for her children to travel with...
  • Beltway peer pressure (John Warner Upset that Gilmore wouldn't endorse Bailout)

    10/06/2008 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 355+ views ^ | 10/06/08 | By David Keene
    After the votes were taken, The Washington Post expressed shock that some 83 percent of retiring Republicans voted for the bailout while no GOP freshmen did so. To the Post this was evidence not that elected representatives sometimes actually listen to their constituents, but that the Republican freshmen are too ideologically oriented to deal with reality. It never even occurred to the Post writer that perhaps the retiring members have as a group been in Washington so long that even had they been facing reelection the voters mattered less to them than the demands of the Washington establishment. Establishment praise...
  • CNN’s Jack Cafferty’s Palin Derangement Syndrome Reaches New Heights

    09/30/2008 4:18:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,499+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/30/08 | Matt Balan
    CNN commentator Jack Cafferty, true to his form over the past several weeks, launched another attack on Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday’s The Situation Room. During his regular "Cafferty File" segment during the 4 pm Eastern hour of the CNN program,he played a clip from the latest interview the Alaska governor did with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, in which she partially answered her critics’ questioning of her readiness to be vice president by repeating the list of offices that she has held over the years. After she concluded with her past position of Alaska oil and...
  • CNN's Cafferty: Not Voting Obama? You're a Racist!

    09/18/2008 8:10:25 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 94 replies · 305+ views ^ | 09/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    To show the empty "logic" that Jack Cafferty of CNN employs in his political commentary all one need do is check out his September 16 Political Ticker blog post on why the race for the White House is so tight in the polls. Reason: the country is filled with racists. Yes, folks, if you are voting against Obama (and no matter who or what you are actually supporting and why) it must be because you are a racist. It isn't because you stand against what Obama stands for, it has to be because you are a racist. This delusional, preconceived...

    09/17/2008 9:52:16 AM PDT · by andrew roman · 17 replies · 488+ views ^ | 16 September 2008 | Jack Cafferty
    According to CNN’s Jack Cafferty, the explanation for the close poll numbers between Senators McCain and Obama - the only reason – is race. It has to be, according to him. What else makes sense? Read the story here. The same way Democrats can never simply disagree with a Republican without labeling him or her as bad, or underhanded, or corrupt, or acting with an ulterior motive, so goes their interpretation of the poll numbers. Racism, for example, must be the reason the polls are as tight as they are. Add to that the fact that Republicans are masters in...
  • CNN's Cafferty: Not Voting Obama? You're a Racist!

    To show the empty "logic" that Jack Cafferty of CNN employs in his political commentary all one need do is check out his September 16 Political Ticker blog post on why the race for the White House is so tight in the polls. Reason: the country is filled with racists.
  • CNN: Harry Reid releases statement, attacking Palin's speech as "shrill"

    09/03/2008 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 164 replies · 1,078+ views
    CNN: Harry Reid releases statement, attacking Palin's speech as "shrill".. The talking heads are somewhat aghast, noting the sexist implications of the term "shrill"..
  • Olbermann Sneers at Thompson Speech: 'Mostly Standing McCain Next to a Flag and a Gun'

    09/02/2008 8:54:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies · 267+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Reviewing speeches at the Dem convention, Keith Olbermann was like a mother describing her child's performance in a middle-school musical. "A grand slam across the street," enthused Olbermann over Hillary's effort, only to outdo himself by calling Obama's speech's "spellbinding" and "extraordinary." But when it came to reviewing Fred Thompson's speech at tonight's Dem convention, Olbermann suddenly morphed into Frank Rich with a migraine back in his theater critic days. Sniffed Olbermann: "We have heard two speeches in the last forty minutes or so, Chris, first from President Bush and now from former Senator Fred Thompson. I think it's fair...
  • Commentary: St. Paul, Minnesota -- the land of make believe (Cafferty Blasts GOP)

    09/02/2008 1:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,028+ views
    CNN ^ | Tue September 2, 2008 | Jack Cafferty
    This week the Republicans gather for their convention. For four days, they will labor under the illusion their party is still relevant. It's not. It is entirely fitting that the headliner for this masquerade is a feeble looking 72-year-old white guy who doesn't know how many homes he owns. It's more than symbolic that when a million Americans are losing their homes to foreclosure, the Republican candidate for president has lost track of his holdings. McCain surrounds himself with people like former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm who called America a "nation of whiners" and said we are only suffering a...
  • HBO spotlights longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas(BARF!)

    08/18/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 31 replies · 166+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/16/2008 | Rob Owen
    At a breezy 38 minutes, HBO's "Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House" (9 p.m., Monday) gives the veteran White House reporter all the attention she merits.
  • Sen. Robert Byrd: Bush 'Worst President Ever'

    08/11/2008 5:42:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies · 204+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2008
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The nation's longest-serving U.S. senator tells candidates John McCain and Barack Obama that to be the great president America needs they need to be what George W. Bush was not. Be humble, honest and contemplative, Sen. Robert C. Byrd writes in his latest book, "Letter to a New President: Commonsense Lessons for Our Next Leader." Seek dissenting opinions. Reject the politics of fear. Admit and learn from your mistakes, the 90-year-old West Virginia Democrat advises. Byrd has long been a critic of the president, and his latest book offers a scathing assessment of Bush: a "son of...
  • Cafferty Highlights Viewer Who Wants Bush 'Executed for Treason' (Moonbats going berserk)

    08/06/2008 5:23:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 198+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/6/2008 | Brent Baker
    Deciding to showcase the allegations in Ron Suskind's new book which “says President Bush committed an impeachable offense” by ordering “the CIA to forge a letter to bolster his case for the war in Iraq,” CNN's Jack Cafferty posed as one of his “Cafferty File” questions on Tuesday: “What does it mean, do you suppose, if the White House did, in fact, order the CIA to forge a letter in order to bolster its case for the war in Iraq?” (Anchor Wolf Blitzer marveled: “We're just hearing now, Jack, that there may be an effort in the Congress to now...
  • Doubt Thomas On Media Bias? Heaven Forbid!

    08/05/2008 5:42:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 95+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell
    At a screening of a forthcoming HBO documentary honoring liberal journalist Helen Thomas in Washington, she was asked whether most White House reporters are liberal. "Hell, no!" she thundered. I'm dying to find another liberal to open their mouths. Where are they?" Is this Grande Dame of Journalism serious? The answer is yes. Since Ms. Thomas is dying to find vocal liberals in the news media, the least we can do is point her in the right direction. Let's see . . . • ABC's Claire Shipman says the taxpayers, not the politicians, should sacrifice to close the budget deficit:...
  • Dobbs Blames 'Moronic' Salmonella Response on President Bush and 'His FDA'

    06/17/2008 10:06:20 AM PDT · by Saint X · 45 replies · 154+ views ^ | June 17, 2008 | Kelly Brown
    Searching high and low for someone to blame for contaminated tomatoes, CNN’s Lou Dobbs tried: imported produce; a “moronic” Food and Drug Administration; and finally, President George W. Bush. In the June 16 edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Dobbs slammed the FDA and the president for not controlling the salmonella outbreak. After claiming that the FDA is “led by complete moronic, unengaged incompetents” and calling them “idiots,” Dobbs proceeded to link the spread of salmonella to Bush. “As for this administration, were a responsible president at the helm of this country, I would wonder why he is not taking action,...
  • US needs 100 years to recover from Bush ["We live in a dictatorship. We have a fascist government.]

    06/14/2008 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies · 103+ views
    US needs 100 years to recover from Bush From correspondents in Madrid June 15, 2008 02:15am Article from: Agence France-Presse IT will take the the United States a century to recover from the damage wreaked by President George W Bush, US writer Gore Vidal said in an interview published today. "The president behaved like a virtual criminal but we didn't have the courage to sack him for fear of violating the American constitution,'' Mr Vidal told the El Mundo newspaper.
  • 'NYT' Sunday Preview: Gore Vidal Questions McCain's Time in Prison Camp (He made it up?)

    06/14/2008 8:18:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 125 replies · 187+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2008 | Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK In an interview for this Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine, famed novelist/essayist Gore Vidal appears to question Sen. John McCain's account of being imprisoned by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war. Asked what he thinks of McCain, Vidal calls him a "disaster," then tells Deborah Solomon, "Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?" Solomon replies: "Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam." To which Vidal responds: "That’s what he tells us."...
  • Jack Cafferty Ponders 'Why Won’t Congress Consider Impeaching Pres. Bush?'

    Sounding like an impeachment obsessed left-wing blogger Jack Cafferty asked on "Why won’t Congress consider impeaching Pres. Bush?" Cafferty is not the only cable news personality talking about impeachment. On Tuesday's episode of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann, " the host theorized that perhaps the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton were in some way done to immunize George W. Bush. Here's a partial transcript:
  • Actor Rupert Everett brands British soldiers 'pathetic, whining wimps'

    06/08/2008 10:51:56 AM PDT · by MovementConservative · 80 replies · 634+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:00 PM on 08th June 2008 | Julian Gavaghan
    Controversial actor Rupert Everett has accused British soldiers risking their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan of being "whining wimps", it emerged today. --snip-- And comparing troops from now and then he said: “In Burton's day they were itching to get into the fray. “Now it is the opposite. They are always whining about the dangers of being killed. Oh my God, they are such wimps now! "The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit....
  • Helen Thomas: "Bush Admits He Approved Use Of Torture" [Mega-barf alert]

    05/05/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 107+ views ^ | 30 Apr 08 | One hot mama, Helen Thomas!!!
    The American people have heard President George W. Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture. Whether Bush was believed or not is another story -- especially in light of the photographic evidence of the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the prison near Baghdad. It’s understood that many of the photos are too sadistically graphic to be made public. Still, the official U.S. denials of torture continued until earlier this month when Bush acknowledged in an interview with ABC-TV that he knew about and approved “enhanced interrogation” of detainees, including “waterboarding”...
  • Latest Helen Thomas screed: "Hats Off To Admiral Fallon--Perception Is He Was Pushed Out"

    03/20/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 629+ views ^ | 19 Mar 08 | FR's favorite sassy, spunky newsbabe, Helen Thomas
    A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran. After serving one year as commander of U.S. Central Command, Fallon has resigned, saying he was quitting because his differences with official U.S. policy had become a “distraction.” But there is a widespread perception that he was pushed out by the neo-conservatives among President George W. Bush’s aides, especially Vice President Dick Cheney, because of Fallon’s reluctance to go along with the administration’s hawkish moves toward Iran. Cheney, who took five consecutive draft deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war, does not mind...
  • A Conversation with Journalism Legend Helen Thomas (Arlington, Va Central Library - March 2, 2008)

    02/20/2008 9:31:38 AM PST · by tgslTakoma · 19 replies · 364+ views
    Arlington, Va Website ^ | Arlington Public Library
    A Conversation with Journalism Legend Helen Thomas March 2, 2008, 2:00 PM Central Library Auditorium Often called "The First Lady of the Press," veteran White House reporter, author and Hearst Newspapers columnist Helen Thomas looks back as an eyewitness to history and delves into her story when she sits for a conversation with Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh. This event is in recognition of National Women's History Month. A book signing will follow the remarks.
  • Albright: Bush is the worst President in American history

    02/18/2008 4:42:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 170 replies · 373+ views
    SANA ^ | 2-18-08
    Albright: Bush is the worst President in American history Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 01:30 PM LONDON, ( SANA) _ Former American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has described the American President George Bush as " one of the worst presidents in the American history." That came in her book published at the beginning of this week. Albright, in her book, which the London-based al-Hayat newspaper issued excerpts from it yesterday, put some advices in front of the next American President who enters the White House in Jan, 21 2009. She said: " The most important priorities for the next...
  • NPR's (Daniel) Schorr vital link to 'responsible journalism' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/15/2008 6:29:37 AM PST · by abb · 30 replies · 390+ views
    Sacremento Bee ^ | January 15, 2008 | Sam McManis
    He is 91 and still cranks out his National Public Radio commentaries on an IBM typewriter. He eschews the Internet, openly disdains some bloggers and dismisses the whole "citizen journalism" idea. But don't accuse Daniel Schorr, a disciple of Edward R. Murrow and dean of NPR pundits, of being hopelessly out of touch. If anything, Schorr has been prescient when it comes to news analysis. His new book, "Come to Think of It" ($24.95, Viking, 382 pages), a collection of Schorr's radio commentaries from the past 17 years, shows that he often has been ahead of the cultural and political...
  • Ford led with humor, moderation (HELEN THOMAS ALERT!!!)

    01/08/2007 10:23:36 AM PST · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 718+ views
    The Boston ^ | January 3, 2007 | The legendary HELEN THOMAS!!!
    The passing of President Gerald Ford is a reminder that the Republican Party was once led by political moderates who have now been replaced by members of the radical right (read that as "neocons") and evangelicals. Ford, who had served as House Republican leader, vice president and president, understood that politics is the art of compromise. He had many friends on the opposite side of the political aisle who heartily supported his nomination to be Richard M. Nixon's vice president when Spiro Agnew was forced to step down in 1973 amid bribery allegations. That doesn't mean Ford was not a...
  • Helen Thomas: Asking Bush the Tough Questions (BATTLING BATTLEAXE BARF ALERT!!!)

    10/11/2006 7:11:44 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies · 1,862+ views
    Ms. Magazine ^ | October 9, 2006 | Ann McFeatters, Ms. Magazine
    Fearless White House correspondent Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents, and says Bush is undoubtedly the worst. It was the talk of the blogosphere: As part of Stephen Colbert's eviscerating roast of President Bush at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April -- wonkish Washington's equivalent of the Oscars -- he showed a hilarious video that was supposedly an "audition" for the job of White House press secretary. His costar in the satiric short: none other than the octogenarian doyenne of White House correspondents, Helen Thomas. Using actual TV footage of the White House press corps, Colbert (of...
  • Fonda, Steinem and Rosie Challenge Rush and the ‘Male Point of View'

    09/05/2006 5:18:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 202 replies · 3,939+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/5/06 | Lowell Ponte
    Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Rosie O'Donnell are backing a new leftwing radio network that plans to appeal to women listeners and counter what the dominance of conservative talk radio that their network says is "dominated by a male point of view." The new talk radio network is called GreenStone and will be officially launched on September 12, 2006. Its Web site describes it as "a clear alternative to the polarizing, highly political talk commonly heard on AM radio." Unstated but clear is that GreenStone is at war with Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage and dozens of other hosts...
  • Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)

    09/05/2006 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 109 replies · 7,642+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | September 6, 2006 | Fiona Hudson
    Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics By Fiona Hudson in London September 06, 2006 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph AS glowing tributes and praise for Steve Irwin filled newspapers and television screens around the world, fellow Australian Germaine Greer launched a distasteful tirade on the much-loved Crocodile Hunter yesterday. Most London papers carried sympathetic news articles, features, columns and obituaries mirroring the disbelief felt in Australia. But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge". In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...
  • Rice is in way over her head (Helen Thomas)

    08/11/2006 12:53:44 PM PDT · by 2dogjoe · 94 replies · 2,155+ views
    HEARST NEWSPAPERS ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | helen thomas
    Rice is in way over her head Friday, August 11, 2006 By HELEN THOMAS HEARST NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has flunked her first foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. She went to the turbulent region last month in the early days of the war that began when Hezbollah forces in Lebanon crossed into Israel and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. Rice had orders from President Bush to oppose any immediate cease-fire, which was hardly the proper policy by the United States if it wanted to end the suffering among Israelis and Lebanese. Rice apparently was dispatched...
  • American Masters: Walter Cronkite: Witness to History (on PBS tonight)

    07/26/2006 6:12:31 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Although he stepped down as CBS anchor 25 years ago, Walter Cronkite's legacy continues today. CC Stereo
  • 60 years later, NPR's Schorr is still a ‘precious resource' (Warp Level 7 Barf Alert)

    07/25/2006 3:21:22 PM PDT · by abb · 34 replies · 645+ views
    USA Today ^ | July 25, 2006 | Peter Johnson
  • Bush should cut his (our) losses [Barfer]

    04/28/2006 10:43:33 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 25 replies · 621+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush has two and a half years in the White House to rescue his legacy from the quagmire of the Iraq war and a dismal record in domestic affairs. Bush is doing what his predecessors have done in similar predicaments: He's trying to pull himself out of the hole by tapping new advisers, such as his announcement Wednesday that Fox News commentator Tony Snow will be the new White House press secretary. Such moves have sometimes helped troubled administrations but they are not usually transforming in a dramatic way. A clear sign of alarm in Republican ranks...
  • Bush Hates Leaks -- From Others [Helen Thomas Alert]

    04/13/2006 7:37:35 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 14 replies · 582+ views
    Hearst Newspapers/WPTZ ^ | April 13, 2006 | Helen Thomas
    President George W. Bush is piously opposed to leaks -- unless he's the person doing the leaking. The president has now acknowledged that he authorized the leak of a classified October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq to bolster his case for the invasion of Iraq. In retrospect, the administration now says much of the information in the top secret report was faulty. But that's another story. Before Bush declassified the report, it included caveats and dubious assumptions that should have given him pause. But they were conveniently ignored in his rush to go to war. White House press secretary...
  • McGovern blasts Bush, war in Iraq and S.D. abortion law [Barfer]

    04/02/2006 10:53:25 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 49 replies · 1,084+ views
    rapidcityjournal ^ | April 2, 2006 | Con Marshall
    Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, in a speech last week at Chadron State College, was sharply critical of the war in Iraq, the Bush administration and the recent decision to ban nearly all abortions in his home state of South Dakota. The 83-year-old McGovern spoke and answered questions for about 90 minutes, then, for about 30 minutes, autographed copies of several of the 10 books he has written. Speaking on the abortion issue in South Dakota, McGovern said he has about the same disrespect for "a male-dominated Legislature that passes a law banning abortions as he does for a congress...
  • Helen Thomas: The US Has No Right To Give People Freedom

    02/18/2006 2:13:08 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 786+ views
    Expose the Left ^ | February 18, 2006 | Ian
    From Real Time with Bill Maher last night: DAN SENOR: For three decades we’ve been told by the foreign policy establishment that people in the Arab world don’t want the right to vote, they don’t want to live in a free society— HELEN THOMAS: They’ve never been told that. SENOR:—and, and we’ve been consistently told that, just like we were told about the Russians, just like we were told about the Chinese and the fact is, when we’ve given the Afghanis the vote— THOMAS: They don’t want to be invaded; they don’t want to be killed. [applause] SENOR: Ok. But...
  • Worst than Buchanan? (I don't know to either put a gag, laugh or barf alert on this one)

    01/28/2006 5:26:40 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 22 replies · 859+ views ^ | mollyivins, needsabrain | Molly Ivins
    AUSTIN, Texas (Creators Syndicate) -- Several great minds were asked to help think up interview questions for George W. Bush. I liked, "Are you the worst president since James Buchanan, or have you never heard of him?" Sorry about the snarkiness quotient, but is there anything these folks can't screw up -- and then refuse to own up to? Iraq is the most difficult to judge because it's so far away. I can find no indication -- from hours of electricity available to amount of oil being pumped to number of dead people -- that hints at any improvement. On...
  • Bush Snubs Helen Thomas [Again]

    01/26/2006 12:50:28 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 311 replies · 12,473+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 26, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    President Bush today again avoided taking a question from White House doyenne Helen Thomas during his 45-minute press conference, even though he took questions from every reporter around her front-row, center seat. "He's a coward," Thomas said afterward. "He's supposed to be this macho guy. He'll take on Osama bin Laden, but he won't take me on." Thomas, who worked as the UPI White House reporter for 57 years and is now a columnist, raised her hand every time the president was concluding an answer to a reporter's question, but he never called on her. Thomas, who worked as the...
  • Caption pic of Harry Belafonte, January 21,2006

    01/22/2006 8:17:23 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 62 replies · 2,295+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 21,2006
    Entertainer and human rights activist Harry Belafonte speaks during a press conference at the Arts Presenters Members Conference in New York, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 . Belafonte called U.S. President George W. Bush 'the greatest terrorist in the world' in a recent television broadcast. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)
  • Andy Rooney: Schieffer 'Embarrassing' CBS News

    01/12/2006 2:14:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 3,260+ views
    Andy Rooney: Schieffer 'Embarrassing' CBS News CBS’s ‘60 Minutes’ curmudgeon Andy Rooney says Bob Schieffer is "embarrassing the hell out of CBS.” In a televised appearance with CNN’s Larry King, Rooney said Schieffer should keep the job he was assigned on an interim basis after the departure of former ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor Dan Rather. CBS has been in hot pursuit of NBC ‘Today Show’ co-host Katie Couric as a possible "news celebrity” replacement for Schieffer on the Evening News program. The Tiffany network has reportedly offered Couric $20 million to leave NBC and take the job. Rooney suggested CBS...

    01/19/2006 1:07:07 PM PST · by Cosmo105 · 94 replies · 16,643+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 01/19/2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Helen is at it again I can't think of a better way to illustrate feeble-minded 9/10 thinking than to memorialize this little exchange between Helen Thomas and White House press secretary Scott McClellan from today's daily press briefing: THOMAS: Scott! Why do you keep linking Iraq and 9/11 and so forth? Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. And you keep--we started the war in Iraq. We brought the terrorists in, so-called (makes quote-unquote gestures with her fingers). People are dying every day in Iraq...
  • 2005: Not Bush's Year (Cataclysmic Helen Barf Alert)

    12/31/2005 6:34:40 AM PST · by HonduGOP · 33 replies · 589+ views
    Boston Channel ^ | 12/28/05 | Helen Thomas
    2005: Not Bush's Year Administration Claims Successes, However Helen Thomas, Hearst White House columnist All things considered, 2005 was a bad year for President George W. Bush. He had no big hits and no runs but lots of errors. The president got some good news last week when his public approval rating jumped to 47 percent in the Washington Post-ABC News Poll. The war in Iraq and the administration's faltering response to the hurricanes had earlier eroded his poll standing to around 37 percent. At that point, it seems the White House went into a panic mode. To boost his...
  • If War Was Right, For Who? [Helen Thomas]

    12/23/2005 6:59:32 PM PST · by Roscoe Karns · 59 replies · 1,138+ views
    boston ^ | December 23, 2005 | Helen Thomas
    POSTED: 3:46 pm EST December 23, 2005 President George W. Bush poses a curious contradiction: He admits his decision to attack Iraq was based on faulty intelligence, but he insists that it was the right step to take. "My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision," he told an audience at the Woodrow Wilson International Center on Dec. 14. Well, let's think about that: 2,161 Americans killed in action; thousands maimed for life; 30,000 Iraqis, "more or less," as Bush put it, have been killed and thousands more wounded. Iraqi cities have been battered by U.S. bombing, car...
  • The Cronkite Crack-Up

    12/21/2005 6:57:28 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 29 replies · 1,466+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 12/21/2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    American Profile, a popular weekly, four-color magazine that celebrates hometown American life, put Walter Cronkite on its cover in its November 20 edition, calling him "the most trusted man in America." That's what he was called back in 1973 when most people didn't know any better. There's no reason to call him that today. The former CBS Evening News anchorman played a pivotal role in America's Vietnam defeat and the deaths of millions. Cronkite is also notable for becoming an ardent advocate of world government in his old age. In retirement, he has come out of the liberal closet in...
  • Chris Wallace: Mike Wallace Has 'Lost It'

    12/11/2005 8:18:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 233 replies · 7,525+ views
    Chris Wallace: Mike Wallace Has 'Lost It' "Fox News Sunday" anchorman Chris Wallace says father Mike Wallace has "lost it" - after the legendary CBS newsman told the Boston Globe last week that the fact George Bush had been elected president shows America is "[expletive]-up." "He's lost it. The man has lost it. What can I say," the younger Wallace lamented to WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr on Friday. "He's 87-years old and things have set in," the Fox anchor continued. "I mean, we're going to have a competence hearing pretty soon." Wallace Jr. quickly dispelled any notion that...
  • 'Dumb' remark

    10/05/2005 10:49:09 AM PDT · by onevoter · 103 replies · 3,064+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2005 | Greg Pierce
    Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, in an appearance Friday on CNN's "Larry King Live," said Americans are too dumb to vote for the right candidates. "We're an ignorant nation right now," Mr. Cronkite said. "We're not really capable, I do not think the majority of our people, of making the decisions that have to be made at election time the selection of their legislatures and their Congress and the presidency, of course." ...... "I don't think we're bright enough to do the job that would preserve our democracy, our republic. I think we're in serious danger."