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  • Grover Norquist's strange alliance with radical Islam (Tokyo Rove touts Muslim vote)

    10/16/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 12, 2001 | Franklin Foer
    ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” (SNIP) And he has done so to their mutual political benefit. During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim vote—pointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. By all appearances, the Bush campaign heeded Norquist’s advice. In an admirable departure from the usual Republican script, Bush frequently integrated mosques into his platitudes...
  • New Republic Editor Praises Trump's Criticism of Republicans; Skips Democrats

    09/16/2015 2:26:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 16, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    New Republic senior editor Brian Beutler has high praise for criticisms made by Donald Trump. Beutler claims Trump's criticisms are effective because they are true or at least contain a kernel of truth. Of course, Beutler feels free to lavish praise upon Trump because all of the targets he lists are Republicans. He very conveniently skips what Trump has said about Democrats.First let us watch Beutler enjoy himself as he catalogs Trump's critiques of Republicans and only Republicans:
  • New Republic Editor: 'Porn Offers Some Insight Into the Magic of Trump’s Face'

    09/15/2015 6:32:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Even though New Republic senior editor Elspeth Reeve is a liberal she seems to be wildly, madly in love with Donald Trump. In fact, she appears to be so crazy in love with Trump that by her own admission she can't stop staring at pictures of him. Reeve, sounding like a love struck groupie, confesses her obsession with Trump's face. She even has thoughts about porn when staring at Trump's face which gives you an idea of how bizarrely captivated she is about The Donald. ...he is very good to look at. Because unlike most of the other candidates, Trump shows real emotion. He’s not afraid to make...
  • New Republic Guilt Trips Hot Dog and Hamburger Consumption

    07/03/2015 5:15:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Nowadays it seems as if the Left is politicizing everything with a plethora of new taboos. The latest item on their taboo list is your Fourth of July picnic, specifically hot dogs and hamburgers. As you gather with family and friends to munch on those treats fresh off the grill, little did you know that you are destroying the planet according to leftist political orthodoxy. Here is Rebecca Leber of The New Republic as she tries to guilt trip you over hot dog and hamburger carbon emissions:
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as “the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it.” Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the “poke” button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • Fresh Complaints "On the End of Gay Culture"

    06/28/2015 4:49:16 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | today | Andrew Sullivan
    You know,as soon as I read the title of the article written by Andrew Sullivan I was totally steamed. They got what they wanted and now this moaning diatribe,this haranguing and fulsome whining just really crisped my toast days ago when I read this. The mountain was given to them and they now want what? I'm just so totally disgusted by the whole thing & I thought I'd share my disgust. If any conservatives had a bad week with decisions that came down from the Supreme Court on Obamacare ,sanctioned gay marriage & their little legal eagles they want, the...
  • Rachel Dolezal Embodies White America’s Fears

    06/17/2015 7:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sarah Marshall
    Who are we allowed to become? Children growing up today are likely to believe they can be anyone they want to be, and parents and teachers have grown fond of the phrase “Whatever you are, be a good one.” The emerging narratives of transgender children dovetail perfectly with this philosophy, children whose parents do not force them into a lockstep performance of the gender they were assigned at birth have become visible members of society. Yet the increased presence of transgender issues in our national conversation has prompted some to wonder—with or without their tongue in cheek, or in check—whether...
  • Why a Huckabee Loss Would Be a Win for Religious Conservatives

    05/13/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 13, 2015 | David French
    Last week The New Republic’s Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote an extended pre-mortem not just for Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign but for the culture wars in general. Tracing the rise of Huckabee’s political career to the rise of the religious Right, she tries to use Huckabee’s career as a stand-in for the fortunes of religious conservatism writ large. To Bruenig, a Huckabee defeat will represent “one more [conservative] loss in a greater, longer defeat in America’s culture wars.” I agree with Bruenig that Mike Huckabee will probably lose, but I come to the exact opposite conclusion about the culture wars. A...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats (from lefty publication)

    04/16/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/10/2015 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that she more or less cleared the field simply by behaving like someone who was going to run. That’s as much a testament to her political talent as it is to her nominal association with the boom times of the late 1990s. But it’s also the source of genuine anxiety among liberals, who worry she’ll enter the general election rusty and untested unless someone formidable dares to challenge her in the primary. This sounds like a reasonable point, until...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats

    04/10/2015 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    ...It may even be the case that some of these Democrats with rattled nerves are less anxious about Clinton’s prowess against Republicans than about the fact that all of the party’s hopes now rest on her shoulders. Her campaign has become a single point of failure for Democratic politics. If she wins in 2016, she won’t ride into office with big congressional supermajorities poised to pass progressive legislation. But if she loses, it will be absolutely devastating for liberalism.Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that...
  • Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)

    04/07/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/6/15 | Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    If you type in the original page for Rolling Stone’s December 2014 story “A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA,” you’ll be redirected to "What Went Wrong?,” a report about the article published Sunday by the Columbia Journalism Review. Rolling Stone officially retracted its blockbuster story, which had garnered more than 2.7 million views. The retraction comes on the heels of the Charlottesville Police Department’s announcement that there was not enough evidence to pursue an investigation of the story’s titular rape, which now appears to have been something between a delusion and a hoax. . . snip...
  • New Republic: How Hillary Can Win With Apps

    04/04/2015 7:53:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I had to check the publication date on the article of New Republic senior editor Elspeth Reeve to make sure it wasn't published on April Fools Day. The date was April 3 so she wasn't fooling which makes her story about how Hillary Clinton should choose the right apps to make herself the inevitable nominee when she announces that she is running for president even funnier.  Of course, no word in the story about policy. It's all hip technology. Reeve analyzes in detail the pros and cons of each app available to Hillary. So let us now join Reeve in her highly...
  • New Republic Writer 'Endorses' Obscure Republican Presidential Candidate

    03/25/2015 7:24:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    A writer for The New Republic has "endorsed" a Republican candidate for the presidency. Of course, to receive such an endorsement, such a candidate much have sufficiently liberal creditionals to pass muster as well as have absolutely no chance of winning. Such a candidate is one Mark Everson who you probably never heard of since he is pretty much indistinguishable from a department store mannequin.  Oh if you had paid attention ten years ago you might have noticed that Everson was the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and after that he slid back into almost complete obscurity...until now when Claire Groden...
  • New Republic Writer Admits To Not Seeing American Sniper, Writes About It Anyway

    01/19/2015 4:21:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The left-wing criticism of American Sniper was to be expected. Frankly, it’s not worth responding to the vast majority of these criticisms. Yet, if you have a piece from a left-leaning publication, like the New Republic, where the author admits to not even seeing the film, and then ends it with an analysis about the Iraq War; mockery is justified, albeit for a brief time. Recently, Dennis Jett wrote a piece about American Sniper for the Republic. There’s just one problem; He didn’t see the movie: I have not seen American Sniper. But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film,...
  • The Future of the New Republic and Us

    12/11/2014 8:19:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I should like to pose a question to the overnight press baron Chris Hughes, who owns the New Republic that he has rendered moribund with astounding speed and no class at all. My question is an old-fashioned one that might have circulated within the humanities faculty at universities two generations ago. "What," I would ask, "makes a book more authoritative and satisfying than a news report?" Most of the profs in their tweed jackets, and some pulling on their briar pipes, would answer that the author of a book has more time to write it than the author...
  • The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple

    12/09/2014 10:12:39 PM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailybeast. ^ | 12.08.14 | James Kirchucick
    Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats. And now the media finally noticed. How swiftly things change. In just the past two months, one half of this pair managed to single-handedly destroy a storied journalistic institution, while the other suffered a crushing electoral defeat in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Last week, the 31-year-old Hughes forced the resignations of both the editor and literary editor of The New Republic, whose 100th anniversary he presided over last month at a star-studded gala in Washington, D.C. In protest of the magazine’s newly ensconced CEO’s plan to transform TNR into...
  • Daily Beast: MSM Fawned Over New Republic Owner Before Turning on Him

    12/09/2014 11:40:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The normally liberal Daily Beast published an article about The New Republic owner Chris Hughes that is chock full of criticism of the Facebook multi-millionaire However, what is most surprising is that the article by James Kirchick also takes the mainstream media to task for its lavish praise of Hughes before attacking him for what they view as the destruction of The New Republic. You sort of get the idea that the Daily Beast story is going to come up somewhat short of praise just from the very title, The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s...
  • Who Moved My Media?

    12/08/2014 5:06:04 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/8/2014 | David Catron
    For years, the Washington press corps has been telling us that our medical delivery system was antiquated and unable to meet the needs of its 21st century customers. The journalists of the legacy media frequently suggested that opposition to a government-imposed solution to this very real problem was rooted in ignorance, irrational fear of change, or venality. Over the past several days, we have had the opportunity to observe some of these people react to a similar upheaval in their own industry, and the response has been instructive. Oddly enough, they have exhibited a surprising affinity for the status quo.
  • New Republic mass resignations: Any need for ‘restructuring’ now?

    12/05/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erik Wemple
    In a memo to staff yesterday announcing a masthead shake-up, New Republic chief executive Guy Vidra wrote that a reduction in the frequency of the 100-year-old magazine would require a staff “restructuring,” a common euphemism for layoffs. Well, that may not be necessary considering that a whole herd of staffers resigned en masse following the defenestration of top editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier. Have a look at the departures.... Perhaps the “restructuring” will now come in the form of a hiring spree to fill vacancies created by the newsroom-wide disgust with Foer’s firing. A group of...
  • TNR veterans protest Hughes' 'destruction' (The New Republic)

    12/06/2014 7:10:24 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 Dec 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Three former editors of The New Republic -- Hendrik Hertzberg, Peter Beinart and Andrew Sullivan -- have joined more than a dozen of their fellow TNR veterans in protesting the "destruction" of the magazine at the hands of owner Chris Hughes. "As former editors and writers for The New Republic, we write to express our dismay and sorrow at its destruction in all but name," the editors and their former colleagues wrote in a statement, released Friday evening. "From its founding in 1914, The New Republic has been the flagship and forum of American liberalism. Its reporting and commentary on...
  • ‘Cultural Disconnect’ Led to New Republic Resignations (Libs Hit the Bricks)

    12/05/2014 5:38:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2014 | Lukas I. Alpert
    Roughly two dozen staffers and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned on Friday as the result of what one of them described as an ugly cultural clash between a traditional journalistic institution and the Silicon Valley management style of its owner, a Facebook co-founder. The exodus marks the second time in recent months that a media venture backed by a tech industry tycoon encountered resistance from journalists who bristled over management’s new approach.
  • A Eulogy for The New Republic

    12/05/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/14 | Jonathan Chait
    Not long after he purchased The New Republic, Chris Hughes had lunch with me, as he was doing with quite a few journalists around Washington. At one point, he asked me who the best editor had been during my 16 years. I had worked for a half dozen editors, several of them great, but it was an easy question. I replied “Frank Foer” so quickly that Hughes appeared startled. I don’t think my answer convinced Hughes to hire Foer as TNR’s editor, because I’m sure anybody else who worked with him said the same, and anyway, Frank Foer was born...
  • Lying Pervert Alfred Kinsey Makes The New Republic‘s Top 100 List of Thinkers

    11/29/2014 10:22:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/29/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    The New Republic magazine celebrates its 100th anniversary with a special section called “100 Years, 100 Thinkers.”Unfortunately, the categories into which these “minds who’ve defined our century” are helpfully slotted are almost parodically First World, elite-uptown-liberal:“Architecture.” “Environmentalism.” “Songwriting.” “Diplomacy.”And of course, “American Civil Rights.” (Zzzzzzzz….)Unless you count “Medicine,” no hard sciences were deemed worthy of consideration.An alien browsing this section would be forgiven for assuming that man never set foot on the moon.But who cares when someone named Alice Waters “made (local) lettuce sexy!”(And besides, The New Republic assures us that “Martians need only watch one of [Richard Pryor's] concert...
  • Abortion isn’t about a baby; it’s about me, asserts writer

    11/17/2014 5:41:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | Susan Michelle
    Rebecca Traister attempts to come off as some authority on women, feminism, and the reality of abortion in her New Republic piece entitled “Let’s Just Say It: Women Matter More Than Fetuses Do.” She fails at this task. She opens her piece by commenting on how she woke up one day in September and realized the implications of the fact that she was 24 weeks pregnant—it meant she had “lost one of the most important tools available to women: the ability to exert control over what’s going on inside my uterus.” Despite the fact that she is carrying a baby...
  • Facebook Co-founder's Husband Crushed

    11/04/2014 8:24:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Kevin Roubillard
    GOP Rep. Chris Gibson cruised to reelection Tuesday, derailing the political dreams of wealthy Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge. Eldridge, the 28-year-old husband of Facebook billionaire and New Republic publisher Chris Hughes, spent nearly $3 million on his quest to win New York’s Hudson Valley-based 19th District. Eldridge conceded with Gibson holding a 65 percent to 35 percent lead. Twenty-eight percent of precincts were reporting. Gibson, a decorated Army veteran, has held the seat since 2011 and managed to win over many Democrats, building a solid lead over Eldridge, who moved to the district only a few years ago. Eldridge tried...
  • Mary Landrieu's Remark About Blacks in the South Was True—and Politically Shrewd.

    11/03/2014 7:24:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 3, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    As a Democrat, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is running up against the late stages of partisan realignment. But while the rise of the GOP in the South may end her political career, nobody has ever confused Landrieu for a political neophyte, or accused her of misunderstanding the essence of Louisiana politics. It’s against that backdrop that she attributed President Obama’s unpopularity in her state, in part, to the fact that “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African Americans.” As regional or cultural dog whistles go, this is significantly less contestable than, say, the GOP's incessant derision...
  • New Republic Editor Decides Political Hack as Ebola Czar Is OK

    10/17/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    One has to give The New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn some credit. At least he was beset with some brief soul searching over the fact that the new Ebola Czar is a political hack with no medical experience. However, after checking with his fellow liberals, Cohn finally got his "mind right" and returned to the proper groupthink fold. Although, as we shall see, Klain was front and center of the crony capitalism scandal in which the Solyndra green energy company cost the taxpayers over $500 million, all is forgiven and he is now allowed to become Ebola Czar. First we...
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil

    08/10/2014 12:16:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 8, 2014 | John B. Judis
    Last night, President Barack Obama announced that he was authorizing American airstrikes in Iraq. He described his intervention as a “humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain” and as an effort “to protect our American personnel.” One word that he didn’t mention is “oil,” but it lies near the center of American motives for intervention. The United States is conducting airdrops to aid the Yazidis who have fled the advance of Islamic State militants, but it is conducting airstrikes around Erbil, which is to the west. There are American consular personnel in...
  • The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling

    06/28/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 26, 2014 | John Judis
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) publishes a weekly webzine, The Islamic State Report. The latest issue is headlined “Smashing the Borders of the Tawaghit.” (“Tawaghit” are non-Muslim creations.) ISIS, citing the Sykes-Picot Treaty of 1916 between the British and French, boasts that it is destroying the “partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers.” That may seem like a quixotic task for a relatively small band of irregulars, but in trying to redraw the map of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has hit upon a weak link in the chain holding the nations of the Middle East together. It...
  • The New Republic’s Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/16/2014 | Ron Radosh
    With its cover story [1] on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, The New Republic has hit an all-time low. Written by TNR Senior Editor Alec Macgillis, it reads as a commissioned hit job meant to lessen Walker’s chances of entering the GOP presidential race.Let’s start with the cover: superimposed over a photo of the governor standing by his desk is the title: “Scott Walker is So Hot Right Now: Too bad he owes his success to a toxic strain of Racial Politics.” Inside the issue, the title becomes: “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A Journey Through the Poisonous,...
  • India's Election: The Next Prime Minister Is A Dangerous Man

    05/17/2014 1:40:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 16, 2014 | Isaac Chotiner
    The results of India's election, which are rapidly appearing today, seem to show a huge win for the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A victory had been expected, but this looks like a massive landslide. The next prime minister is almost certain to be Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, a state in western India. He is known for his economic agenda, which is seen to be relatively business-friendly (expect stocks to react very positively to the news), and his controversial brand of Hinduism. Modi's ideology is certainly going to be important over the next several years, but his...
  • Iran Is Not Our Friend

    01/26/2014 7:42:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 25, 2014 | Leon Wieseltier
    On the foreign policy front . . . I find myself 
wondering why we cannot regard another country, in this case Iran, 
as just that, as one more country which we would regard as neither friend nor foe, with whom we are prepared to deal on a day-to-day basis, neither idealizing it nor running it down, keeping to ourselves (here, of course, I am speaking about our government) our views about its domestic political institutions and practices, and interesting ourselves only in those aspects of its official behavior which touched our interests—maintaining in other words, a relationship with it of mutual respect...
  • How Red States Are Holding Back Obamacare

    01/19/2014 7:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 19, 2014 | Jonathan Cohn
    Everybody knows that red state officials aren’t enthusiastic about Obamacare. Some of them are even trying to undermine it. But are they succeeding? Are they actually holding back the law? Here are two reasons to think the answer is yes—one somewhat ambiguous, one very clear. The first—the ambiguous one—is some information that became a little more than a week ago, when the federal government released new information about the people enrolling in private Obamacare insurance plans. The data doesn’t reveal a lot of things. It doesn’t say how many people have actually paid premiums, for example. And it doesn’t say...
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • New columnist for New York Times is anti-Israel conspiracist

    10/24/2013 9:22:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    In addition to your daily dose of liberal invective, you will now get a monthly infusion of anti-Israel conspiracy on the New York Times opinion page. Earlier this month, the New York Times announced that it had hired Egyptian novelist Alaa Al-Aswany to write a monthly column for the paper. But according to Egypt scholar Eric Trager of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Al-Aswany buys into the conspiratorial notion that a cabal of Jews controls American leaders. Writing in the New Republic, Trager explains that Al-Aswany has been able to cultivate an image of himself in the West...
  • Stanley Kauffmann, Erudite Film Critic, Dies at 97

    10/09/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | William Grimes
    Stanley Kauffmann, whose literate, tightly constructed movie reviews appeared in The New Republic for more than half a century and set a standard for critical ease and erudition, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 97.
  • New Republic's Advice to Obama: Roll in the Tanks and Blow Up 'Intransigent' Congress

    10/02/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Tuesday, Julia Ioffe, senior editor for the liberal New Republic publication, all but suggested that President Obama needed to use military force against Tea Party conservatives in Congress. Ioffe likened the current federal government shutdown to the 1993 constitutional crisis in Russia, where then-President Boris Yeltsin ultimately ended the impasse by dissolving the parliament, and had tanks shell the legislative body's "White House". The writer asserted that both the "old Soviet conservatives" in Russia 20 years ago and the Tea Party representatives in the House were "intransigent, bull-headed faction[s]".
  • The New Republic Bashes Rand Paul for Caring About Syrian Christians

    09/08/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/05/2013
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is being criticized by The New Republic for concern over Christians after Syrian rebels attacked a Syrian Christian village. In an article titled “Rand Paul’s Syria Bible Thumping: Why does he only seem to care about the country’s Christians?” journalist Julia Ioffe rails, “Paul’s emphasis on Syrian Christians is more than a simple reminder of a neglected aspect of an already complicated situation.” Ioffe continues, Rand’s concern over Christians in Syria “sounds distinctly like the garbage about America being a Christian nation, like the unnerving evangelical support of Israel, like the not-too-subtle hum on the right...
  • McCain: 'Tough choice' picking between Clinton and Rand Paul

    07/31/2013 7:05:24 AM PDT · by Qbert · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/2013 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Choosing who to vote for in a potential 2016 matchup between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rand Paul would be hard for Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican joked in an interview published Wednesday. "It's gonna be a tough choice," McCain, laughing, told "The New Republic."The 2008 Republican presidential nominee hasn't hidden his opposition to some of Paul's positions in the past, including the libertarian-minded senator from Kentucky's stance on drones and U.S. intervention in foreign conflicts. Condemning Paul's 13-hour filibuster over the use of drones, McCain called his colleague, along with fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, "wacko...
  • Global warming; another of Uncle Democrat's campfire ghost stories falls apart

    06/26/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    We’re back at Camp Donkeyland peeking in as kindly old Uncle Democrat is once again scaring his Republican children with campfire ghost stories. This time Uncle Democrat tells his naďve little children Marco, Kelly, Bob, John and Lindsey that global warming is real and if they don’t support Uncle Democrat’s “fix” for it they will be labeled “Enemies of the State.” He asks, “You don’t want to be labeled an ‘Enemy of the State’ do you children?” Little Marco, the most reliable of the Republican children, proudly...
  • MSNBC not an ‘instrument’ of Democratic Party, New Republic argues

    03/25/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a fresh New Republic story, reporter Rebecca Dana profiles Phil Griffin, the boss of a surging MSNBC. It’s a sympathetic look at the network exec, complete with a detailed rundown of how he and others happened upon the programming identity that has captivated liberal Americans across the land. One aspect of the piece that Griffin himself must adore is its disavowal of equivalence between MSNBC and cable top dog Fox News. Here’s how Dana makes the case that these outlets are distinct: Still, MSNBC isn’t an instrument of the Democratic Party in the way that Fox is of
  • New Republic falls for fake picture of Obama skeet shooting on parody site

    01/30/2013 2:36:53 PM PST · by onyx · 35 replies
    The liberal New Republic magazine, eager to prove that President Obama participates in skeet shooting even if Jay Carney can't corroborate it, tweeted a picture of Obama appearing to hold a shotgun while at Camp David on Tuesday. Shortly after tweeting it, the New Republic deleted it.The reason? The photo was fake, and came from a parody website called whitehouse.gov1.info.The site clearly says, "not the White House" on the top of the page, with the banner, "parody of whitehouse.gov.""Nope, this is not the official website of The White House. It's a parody of whitehouse.gov," the page says at the bottom....
  • 2 Periodicals Publish Eerily Similar Profiles of Anna Wintour

    09/05/2012 12:10:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    High unemployment? A $16 trillion debt? Rising fuel prices? Perhaps the real issue of this campaign is that Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants to be appointed ambassador to France. At least that's the suggestion published in two eerily similar articles in The New Republic and The Daily Beast. The rumor (officially denied) is that dahling Anna is growing weary of New York and would like to make a big splash on the Paris fashion scene by showing up there as ambassador to France.  Both periodicals not only contain this same theme but even their titles are strangely similar. On top...
  • Did Theodore Roosevelt take "New Nationalism" from Herbert Croly?

    07/28/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    It's long been known that Theodore Roosevelt was influenced by the book "The Promise of American Life", as well as Croly's other writings as he himself makes clear in the essay "Two Noteworthy Books on Democracy. What is questioned is to what degree, how it happened, and if the slogan "New Nationalism" itself is a direct lift. On page 169 is where Croly uses the phrase. In the New York Independent, the following is written: (Page 957, this was originally published in 1912) The New Democracy resembles in some points Croly's "Promise of American Life," from which Colonel Roosevelt got...
  • New Republic Makes Suggestions for Newsweek Obama Gay Marriage Cover

    05/11/2012 9:28:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The world awaits a momentous decision in a few days. According to the New Republic staff, Newsweek editor Tina Brown must decide what Newsweek cover to use to illustrate President Obama's announced support  for gay marriage. To aid Ms Brown in making her choice, the New Republic staffers provided a gallery of illustrations for the Newsweek cover including the Obama rainbow umbrella man at the top of this story. You can see several of the New Republic suggested illustrations below the fold. I must give them credit for extreme creativity although I am slightly disappointed that they didn't suggest a...
  • Hubris Alert: New Republic Writer Gloats Over Perceived Obama 2012 Landslide

    03/01/2012 5:28:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 1, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Those whom the gods would destroy they first make proud. The ancient Greeks warned about the consequences of excessive hubris so perhaps The New Republic contributor, Ruy Teixeira, should take heed since he exhibited this quality in spades which is on full display in his article crowing over what he thinks is the likelihood of another Obama landslide in 2012. The ironic thing is that Teixeira apparently did not learn from his previous comeuppance from the election gods when he gloated over the fate of the Republicans in 2009 on the pages of Time Magazine as revealed by Newsbusters' Rich...
  • Is Ron Paul Racist?

    01/03/2012 2:43:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    WNYC ^ | January 02, 2012 | Ron Christie
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has come under withering fire on the presidential campaign trail in recent days over allegations that a newsletter he edited years ago contained racist commentary. I am a firm believer in former President Ronald Reagan’s commandment not to speak ill of a fellow Republican, but racism has no place in our society today, and Paul’s comments on race should disqualify him from holding the most powerful job in the world. Many of the inflammatory comments in the Paul newsletters were published in the 1980s and 1990s. That these disturbing remarks came under such headings as “Ron...
  • TNR's Progressive Dupes

    01/17/2011 5:25:42 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 5 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 17, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    ... I was floored to see just how bad it was when I was researching Dupes, and, specifically, digging into the Soviet Comintern Archives on Communist Party USA, where TNR frequents the files.... here are just a few examples from those opening decades, smack in the middle of Lenin’s and Stalin’s unholy rampage: From the outset, TNR peddled gibberish on Bolshevism.... it's no surprise that numerous TNR editors, regulars, and contributors did pilgrimage to the Soviet Motherland, where they were paraded from Potemkin village to Potemkin village by master manipulators. From the likes of Lincoln Steffens to John Dewey, they...