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  • Dana Milbank Unleashes Petulant Fury Upon Rod Rosenstein

    05/12/2017 8:04:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Waaaaah! Dana Milbank is really really angry at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and if he doesn't do just want Dana wants him to do then he will be shunned by liberals forever and ever. Milbank went into full petulant fury mode on this topic in his May 12 Washington Post column in which he angrily declared how betrayed he feels over the fact that Rosenstein did not follow the approved liberal narrative on the James Comey firing. Not only did Rosenstein commit the heresy of issuing a memo listing the reasons for firing Comey which all liberals wanted to...
  • WashPost’s Dana Milbank Compares Obama to George Washington, Disney Demigod

    01/05/2017 4:21:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 1/5/17 | Scott Whitlock
    Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank on Thursday, Barack Obama is comparable to George Washington and a fictional Disney Demigod. Lamenting the fact that the outgoing President isn’t getting enough credit, the columnist referenced the 2016 film Moana and quoted from song lyrics where the deity Maui bragged about how amazing he is: “What can I say, except you’re welcome for the tides, the sun, the sky? Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay. You’re welcome.”
  • $1 Million donation canceled after pro-Palestinian event (at Harvard)

    02/21/2016 8:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2016, 9:36 AM | Raphael Poch
    An international law firm has ceased their sponsorship of student activities at Harvard Law School following an incident in which some of the money it donated for the students was used to pay for an pro-Palestinian event by a student group on campus. The student group "Justice for Palestine" had used $500 from the fund to pay for pizza for students who participated in a "pro-Palestine" discussion that took place in the fall of 2015. Soon after, students were told by the University that the fund was no longer available for their use. The Toronto Star reported that the firm,...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • President Obama’s unnerving happy talk

    09/02/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT · by keat · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2014, 3:41 PM | Dana Milbank
    President Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in Brussels over the weekend: “The European Council believes the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and the Islamist extremism and export of terrorism on which it is based is a direct threat to every European country.” Cameron added: “To confront the threat of Islamist extremism, we need a tough, intelligent, patient and comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source. We must use all the resources...
  • Washington Post's Milbank: GOP Won't Go After Sebelius Because She's White

    04/11/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.11.2014 | Elisha Krauss
    Milbank implied to Al Sharpton that the GOP has not politically targeted HHS Secretary Sebelius because she is white During a segment on Thursday's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, frequent guest Dana Milbank insinuated that the GOP only has issues with Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama because the GOP is racist. During a segment with Sharpton and MSNBC's Karen Finney about Kathleen Sebelius resigning, Milbank wondered why the Republicans on the Hill do not target her more considering she was the one who implemented Obamacare. Milbank stated, “ ... so let's compare Holder to Kathleen Sebelius, who...
  • Dana Milbank's Hack Journalism

    12/17/2013 1:54:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 17, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    Yesterday, I confronted outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, the speaker at a National Press Club luncheon. At a press conference beforehand, and through the first question at the conclusion of his remarks, I requested that GM repay taxpayers the $10 billion in direct GM bailout costs. Akerson's refusal dominated much of the media coverage of the event. This was clearly not the story line that Akerson intended. In short, we happily stepped all over his message that the bailout is a success and that GM is back. The USA Today/Detroit Free Press story is headlined. "GM's CEO rejects repaying...
  • Liberal media spin Benghazi scandal to protect Team Obama

    05/09/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | May 09, 2013 | Dan Gainor
    In the real world, when you cover up four murders after the fact, you likely go to jail. In government, you retire with dignity and run for president with full media support. Up until yesterday, that was the Benghazi scenario following the death of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya. The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration. And, with a few notable exceptions, the American media haven’t just let them get away it. Heck, they’ve helped. Hill testimony of State Department whistleblowers might change that, but it’s...
  • Charm has its limits

    03/12/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/11/13 | Dana Milbank
    It’s week two of the president’s charm offensive, and already there is dissension in the ranks. Jay Carney, the occasionally charming spokesman for the newly charming president, began his daily media briefing Monday with a smile, a sunny disposition and a bit of percussion on the lectern. Bum-ba-da-bum-bum, he drummed with his hands. “Happy Monday!” began Carney, wearing a festive yellow tie and striking a casual pose. “Good afternoon. Thanks for being here for your White House briefing. Spring is here early.” But it was not long before the White House press secretary was back in his winter of discontent....
  • Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

    03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary): HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    10/19/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2012 | by Dana Milbank
    There are those who say that the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent. The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing...
  • Harry Reid’s latest broadside

    08/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/6/12 | Dana Milbank
    For once, Harry Reid held his tongue. The Senate majority leader had agreed to participate in a conference call Monday afternoon with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about renewable energy, but it was obvious that the questions would instead be about Reid’s own windiness, and his decision to go nuclear on Mitt Romney last week by suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. The call’s moderator tried to direct reporters away from Reid’s constantly replenishing verbal energy, saying that the “media are asked to focus their questions on today’s announcement only.” Yet even that was too...
  • Milbank: Why Newt Gingrich won't last (He's not a conservative)

    11/17/2011 9:44:38 AM PST · by Signalman · 60 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | 11/17/2011 | Dana Milbank
    <p>I'm afraid I can't get too excited about the Newt Gingrich boomlet.</p> <p>The field general of the Revolution of 1994 is suddenly out in front of the Republican presidential primary polls, but I can't help thinking that he will soon go the way of Rick Perry and Herman Cain.</p>
  • A Machiavellian model for Obama

    11/06/2011 5:50:27 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Chris Matthews, the voluble host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” has written a compelling blueprint for President Obama’s reelection. But it doesn’t mention the current president. Matthews’s new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” adds another volume to the already groaning shelf of Kennedy biographies, but this one, happily, isn’t just about Camelot or conspiracies. It’s also about the Machiavellian Kennedy, the political street fighter who with his brother encouraged opponents to believe they were “dangerous enemies” who preferred to be feared rather than loved. “Bobby was the one who’d gained the reputation for ruthlessness,” Matthews writes, “but Jack could be pitiless.”............ “They...
  • Never Forget the Power of the Mass Media to Distort Reality

    06/20/2011 7:02:42 PM PDT · by llandres · 2 replies
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 20,2011 | Barry Rubin
    There is no lack of antisemites today. But it is very hard to talk about the identity of the vast majority of them. Indeed, Yale University has just revamped its institute on antisemitism, apparently because it spent too much time talking about the overwhelming problem with antisemitism today–Islamic and especially Islamist antisemitism. In other words, the real antisemites are whitewashed, while those fighting antisemitism are called antisemites. The supporters of Israel are called enemies of Israel by those who themselves are generally enemies of Israel. The truth is the exact opposite of what Milbank wrote. Beck is the leading purveyor...
  • Assume the Position, Representative Bachmann

    06/14/2011 2:47:27 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/14/2011 | John Hayward
    You can tell Michele Bachmann had a great debut at the Republican primary debate in New Hampshire last night, because swarms of liberal writers are breaking off from their pursuit of Sarah Palin’s tour bus to dive-bomb her. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post decided to headline a basically complimentary assessment of Bachmann’s debate performance as “Bachmann assumes the position.” He was riffing on CNN moderator John King’s instruction for the candidates to assume their positions at the lectern, which he turned into a rather tortured metaphor for the entire debate. (Milbank was watching a different debate than the rest...
  • Too smart for politics?

    04/30/2011 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 30, 2011 | Editorial
    Even for DC's worshipful press corps, Washington Post scribe Dana Mil bank's latest column was a doozy. Hoping to explain why the president appears to be an indecisive waffler, Milbank whelped this whopper: Obama's too smart for his own good. That's a new one. But is it true -- is Obama too bright to be president? Milbank consulted his tea leaves -- and a few social scientists -- to help diagnose Obama's malady: Genius in the extreme! "I put Obama on the couch," Milbank wrote, "and came away with a reasonably coherent diagnosis: There's too much going on in the...
  • Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February

    03/01/2011 12:23:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable. But I couldn't overcome an abiding terror: What if Sarah Palin announced her presidential bid, right in the middle of my self-imposed, month-long moratorium? The turning point came when I watched Fox News on Feb. 11. A banner flashed on the screen: "FOX NEWS ALERT." Dramatic music played. Stuart Varney, in for Neil Cavuto, delivered the bulletin: "Sarah Palin has issued a tweet." This was news? It was then that I...
  • Arianna Huffington's ideological transformation

    02/09/2011 9:42:50 AM PST · by Oratam · 30 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Did Arianna Huffington just sell out her fellow progressives? In the literal sense, she undoubtedly has: The sale of Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million (including a large pile of cash going to Huffington herself) means this powerful liberal voice is formally joining the "corporate media" its writers have long disparaged
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...