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  • Three Guesses What the Left Thinks of Glenn Beck’s New Book

    06/18/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 29 replies · 815+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | CALVIN FREIBURGER
    If you guessed “far-right garbage,” give yourself a cookie. John Avlon reviews the punditry giant’s just-released The Overton Window for the Daily Beast, and, wouldn’t you know it, his diagnosis dovetails nicely with the thesis of Avlon’s own book (funny how that works out…). Avlon finds Overton to be “an instructively bad book because it offers a complete color-by-numbers picture of the contemporary Wingnut psyche,” exposing Beck (and, by extension, his conservative allies and sympathizers) as a paranoid crank (perhaps-unwittingly) ginning up the fears of various malcontents on the verge of armed rebellion. Glenn Beck has his moments of rhetorical...
  • The Islamo-Fascist Fifth Column

    12/04/2009 2:04:27 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies · 397+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 4 December, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I think it’s interesting as well as worrying that the left should conform to a historic pattern of appeasement and enabling of our totalitarian enemies. I am referring to the left that extends from the Chomsky supporters of Hamas to the Joshua Micah Marshall-Huffington Post liberals who may despise Chomsky — 0r may not — but in any case regard Robert Spencer and David Horowitz as the greater threat, regard the term Islamo-fascism as religious hate speech and join the chorus of apologists for America’s enemies. With the liberals’ acquiescence and active help, Islamo-fascists have penetrated our military and intelligence...
  • Sullivan’s Travels: Andrew’s Alternate Universe

    10/22/2009 6:53:03 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 347+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 20, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Once considered one of the more interesting conservative intellectuals, Andrew Sullivan had an emotional meltdown during the Bush years over two issues: gay marriage — Sullivan is desperate for government approval for him to play house — and the supposed “torture” of terrorists (which Sullivan emotionally argues is morally equivalent to our enemies’ slaughter of innocents.) Last year, Sullivan gave up any credentials he had for criticizing the “birthers,” or any other fringe element, when he spent about a week hysterically promoting the obvious hoax that Trig Palin was not really born to Sarah, but to his older sister, Bristol.
  • Don’t Confuse Chris Matthews with the Facts, His “Mind” is Made Up: Conservatives are Racists

    10/20/2009 5:06:13 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 7 replies · 656+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 20, 2009 | David Forsmark
    For Chris Matthews, it’s not progress to find out there is less racism in the country than he supposed. THAT does not put the tingle in his leg, not one bit. Last week, the Democrats’ top national pollster, Stan Greenberg, and his partner, James “The Snake” Carville put out a focus group report that essentially said race is “beside the point” for those who oppose Obama’s policies. Chris was not happy. Now this should be good news for the Left. This means their opponents are not hardened by blind hatred or prejudice, and can be reached by reason, or won...
  • CNN’s Rick Sanchez at it again: Calls Sheriff Joe Arpaio another Bull Connor

    10/20/2009 4:05:42 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 15 replies · 593+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 19, 2009 | Paul Cooper
    Disgraced journalist Rick Sanchez can’t seem to stop falsely-accusing people of racism on his daily CNN show. How do you follow up trying to destroy Rush Limbaugh with a fake quote about slavery having merit? You accuse Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of being another Bull Connor. Arpaio has become a man of controversy recently as some in the Obama administration do not care for his tactics in arresting illegal aliens. (This controversy was featured and detailed in another NewsReal blog here.) Arpaio has been elected five times in his county. He is famous for his frugality in taking care of...
  • The Hate Campaign at Temple Is Part of a Global Assault on American Freedom

    10/19/2009 3:58:48 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 15 replies · 442+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Muslims Protest Geert Wilders Outside Dutch ParliamentEverywhere you look these days Americans' most basic freedom is under attack by the jihadists of the international left. The infamous UN Human Rights Commission which includes the worst human rights violators on the planet (now joined by the Obama Administration) has recently passed a resolution which paves the way for the Islamic Conference's measure against religious defamation -- defined as linking Islamists to terrorism. At home Democrats have attached a "hate crimes" amendment which would make thinking a crime to the new defense appropriations bill. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been...
  • David Frum Careens Off The Deep End

    10/19/2009 10:42:54 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 19 replies · 951+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Horowitz
    In his worst post yet David Frum picks up some Andrew Sullivan foam (which is pretty much what Andrew produces since he became a celebrity of the left) and takes it to the next level of nasty. “Do Limbaugh and Beck Believe What They Say?” is the title of Andrew’s thoughtless little jape. At least Sullivan deploys the question as an unabashed instrument of derision which he doesn’t himself take seriously. We’ve all asked the question, which is our way of saying no one in his right mind could believe that. It’s what every liberal thinks (when they’re not thinking)...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 18, 2009

    10/18/2009 8:17:35 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 795+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Sarah explained her involvement in social causes this way: “When I was growing up my father was a devout Marxist. My mother volunteered in the schools and noticed that many of the children were coming to school hungry, so my father helped the Black Panther Party with its free school breakfast programs. Later, my father was embittered by the many murders justified by Marxist ideology. This left me with a two-fold legacy. I have always felt driven to pursue justice, but am wary of ideology and partisan politics.”
  • Want to Blog With Us?

    10/18/2009 7:59:27 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 258+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Swindle
    NewsReal is looking for more people to blog with us about the cable news shows. We're interested in both professional writers as well as those who blog as a hobby. If you fall into either of these categories than please email NewsReal's Managing Editor David Swindle (DavidSwindle AT Gmail Dot Com.) Please write a brief letter introducing yourself and include links to your blog and 3-6 writing samples. Please include "NewsReal Application?" as your subject. If it appears you might be a good fit for NewsReal then you'll be given an application to fill out so we can learn more...
  • Want to Blog With Us?

    10/18/2009 7:46:26 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 7 replies · 348+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 18, 2009 | David Swindle
    NewsReal is looking for more people to blog with us about the cable news shows. We're interested in both professional writers as well as those who blog as a hobby. If you fall into either of these categories than please email NewsReal's Managing Editor David Swindle (DavidSwindle AT Gmail Dot Com.) Please write a brief letter introducing yourself and include links to your blog and 3-6 writing samples. Please include "NewsReal Application?" as your subject. If it appears you might be a good fit for NewsReal then you'll be given an application to fill out so we can learn more...
  • Healthcare Reform, the Fight for the American Dream: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 11

    10/18/2009 7:48:39 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 370+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 17, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Friday night, Keith Olbermann replayed his hour-long “Special Comment” rant, Healthcare Reform: The Fight Against Death. For detailed commentary on his rambling and sometimes exceedingly strange commentary, look here, here and here. Keith says his commentary was prompted by his father’s recent illness and ironically, very good experience with the health care system. Keith gave an excruciatingly detailed account of his father’s ordeal after falling out of bed and being too stubborn to call for help. This was supposed, I guess, to show us… what? I guess it was just to batter us emotionally, tenderizing our brains for the later...
  • NewsReal’s Victory: Marc Lamont Hill Has Been Held Accountable

    10/17/2009 11:44:39 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 17 replies · 1,867+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 17, 2009 | David Swindle
    Our motto at NewsReal is "Keeping The Cable Guys Honest." We seek to challenge pundits and newsmakers to stand up for the arguments they make and the facts they choose to report. Individuals are free to put forth whatever ideas they want -- but they are not free to do so with impunity. Those who promote intolerable, offensive ideas backed by questionable facts must be confronted. Given yesterday's revelation that Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was fired from his position as a paid contributor to Fox News it appears we're doing our job. After weeks of ignoring our invitations to defend...
  • Kincaid: Fox News Fires Marc Lamont Hill

    10/16/2009 2:04:03 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 240 replies · 15,550+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | October 16, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    You won't be seeing this scene again soon. Cliff Kincaid over at Accuracy in Media (AIM) announces Fox News has fired Marc Lamont Hill. Cliff represented AIM at NewsCorp's annual meeting. (”Accuracy in Media is a News Corp. shareholder.”) AIM reports that he asked Rupert Murdoch why someone with Hill's radical views would have a role as a Fox News commentator: Before Kincaid completed the background for his question, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch interrupted Kincaid to say that he appreciated Cliff's work on this matter, and that Hill had been "fired" last week. We look forward to confirmation...
  • The Jihad Is Joined At Temple University As Muslim Students Try To Shut Down Wilders Event

    10/15/2009 10:44:54 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 7 replies · 560+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 15, 2009 | David Horowitz
    The Temple Muslim Students Association is attempting to shut down the scheduled appearance of Geert Wilders on October 20. As part of its Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and its campaign to Stop the Campus War Against Israel and the Jews, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is sponsoring appearances by Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders at Temple and Columbia universities (October 20 and 21). The Muslim Students Association has issued a statement condemning the event and calling on the Temple Administration to close it down. The MSA statement can be found at the end of this post. The David Horowitz Freedom Center statement...
  • Glenn Beck: New Vince Flynn Thriller — “Conservative Porn?’

    10/14/2009 6:52:09 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 12 replies · 1,165+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 14, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Monday night, Glenn Beck interviewed mega-selling author Vince Flynn, whose thrillers star Mitch Rapp, a CIA agent who makes Jack Bauer and Dirty Harry seem like members of the Nobel Committee. His new book, Pursuit of Honor, came out Tuesday. Flynn is particularly popular with conservatives, and invariably makes an appearance or two with Beck—and even Limbaugh—when his new book is released. And to answer the question I get from readers nearly every time I review fiction, yes, I AM working on a review right now. Glenn liked the book—a LOT… BECK: Vince Flynn, author of a brand-new thriller -...
  • Oliver Twisted: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 10

    10/14/2009 11:59:32 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 727+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 13, 2009 | David Forsmark
    This will be the last report on this particular tree falling in the forest—not that we are going to end this series on Keith Olbermann, or MSNBC in general-- but on Keith Olbermann’s not-so- Special Comment on Health Care grandiosely entitled, The Fight Against Death. Tonight, Keith reported proudly just how short a reach he has, when he got all excited that his audience had contributed just under 50 cents per viewer to provide free health care to the needy. Mocking the fact that Keith has raised a half million bucks for charity might seem, well, uncharitable, but Keith’s motives...
  • Kathy Shaidle Reviews “Arguing With Idiots”

    10/13/2009 8:37:11 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies · 1,028+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 13, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    David Forsmark isn't the only NewsReal blogger with a review of Glenn Beck's new book. The Five Feet of Fury, Kathy Shaidle, also has a must-read review also. Check it out: When Mark Levin’s book Liberty and Tyranny came out, I joined the chorus who couldn’t believe that Mark Levin the Author sounded nothing like Mark Levin the Talk Radio Host. The style of Liberty and Tyranny purposely echoed the heightened language of the Founding Fathers and their famous documents. Nowhere between the covers did Mark Levin employ the phrases “Shut up, you dummy!” or “There, I said it!” However,...
  • In Case You Missed It: NewsReal’s David Forsmark Reviews Glenn Beck’s “Arguing With Idiots”

    10/13/2009 3:42:11 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 943+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 13, 2009 | David Forsmark
    NewsReal readers might appreciate David Forsmark's review of Glenn Beck's new book Arguing With Idiots that we published at FrontPage yesterday. Here's an excerpt: Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government By Glenn Beck Threshold, $29.99, 325pp.When I received a review copy of the new book by over-emoting radio-TV talker Glenn Beck, I sighed and put it to the side. What put me off were the book’s title, Arguing with Idiots, and the cover photo showing Beck dressed as a commissar, making a funny face. Since it’s axiomatic that arguing with idiots is a waste of...
  • Marc Lamont Hill’s Overrated Black People List, Part 2: Melissa Harris-Lacewell

    10/12/2009 2:50:28 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 543+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 12, 2009 | David Swindle
    See Part 1 of NewsReal's ongoing series: Marc Lamont Hill's Overrated Black People List: Michael Eric DysonIn our continuing discussion of the damage done to the African-American community by affirmative action policies very rarely does one actually find actual admissions by an intellectual that they're overrated, that their achievement is inflated because of their race. It does happen sometimes, though. From The Nation's The Notion group blog, Princeton professor and frequent cable news Obama booster Melissa Harris-Lacewell riffed on the harsh response she received from her fellow leftists for not happily going along with the President's Nobel Appeasement Prize I...
  • Marc Lamont Hill’s Overrated Black People List: Michael Eric Dyson

    10/11/2009 5:05:15 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 1,055+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 11, 2009 | David Horowitz
    In a recent twitter the eminent Fox commentator Marc Lamont Hill asked his followers in exasperation, "Am I the only one who thinks that awarding Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is ABSURD?!?!?!" Hill coupled that with this: "Ok, now I HAVE to to start my 'overrated Black people' list. A NOBEL PRIZE? REALLY?" We at NewsReal are going to take Hill up on this insightful suggestion (and we will also invite Mr. Hill to post his own candidates). For what Marc Lamont Hill has stumbled onto here is one of the tragedies of our time, inflicted on black people...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 10, 2009

    10/10/2009 12:59:33 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 1,064+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 10, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I first became aware of politics, in the ordinary sense, during the presidential election of 1948. My parents and their friends belonged to the Democratic Party and had voted for Roosevelt. It was what they called their “mass work”—going to where the people were, in order to lead them to something better. This had been the Party line since the days of the Popular Front, when under orders from Moscow the comrades abandoned their “ultra left” position and stopped calling Roosevelt a fascist. “Communism is twentieth-century Americanism,” the Party leader Earl Browder had said, promoting the spirit of cooperation...
  • Nobel Puzzle

    10/10/2009 10:17:30 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 11 replies · 817+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 10, 2009 | David Horowitz
    I've been thinking about this Nobel Prize kerfuffle. Is it the racism of low expectations that prompted the Nobel committee to give it to someone who has accomplished nothing so that even he can't figure out why he got, or is just their determination to further discredit a prize that is beneath contempt?
  • When a pot calls a kettle “black,” is that “racist”?

    10/07/2009 3:21:47 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 7 replies · 454+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 7, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Those irony-deficient "senior fellows" at Media Matters are at it again. Today they're pretending to be outraged by the Washington Time's "fabricated" accusations of "racism" -- which is a little like Vice President Joe Biden accusing someone of plagiarism. "Did the WashTimes fabricate its latest ACORN attack?," they ask readers this morning, helpfully answering: "Yep". Media Matters then does what leftist apologists do when they can't mount a substantial argument: they turn into literal-minded Rain Man types, and try to nit-pick their target to death:
  • Crackpot Chronicles: Van Jones, Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Rorschach, the Truthers, And Me – Part IV

    10/07/2009 2:21:50 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 308+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 7, 2009 | David Swindle
    We cannot confront the fallacies of conspiracy thinking in our political culture if we do not understand it. In recent weeks Van Jones, the President's Green Jobs Czar, lost his job because of his embrace of conspiracy thinking. More recently popular talker Glenn Beck has been smeared by his opponents as a conspiracy nut. We can only decipher these issues and win these intellectual fights if we know just what kind of thinking needs to be isolated from political life. Click here for Part IClick here for Part IIClick here for Part III I had not responded to the 9/11...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 4, 2009

    10/04/2009 4:04:18 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 881+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 4, 2009 | David Horowitz
    In Jewish lore there is a legend of the lamed vovniks, the thirty-six just men on whom the existence of the world depends (Sarah would have had something to say about the gender prejudice of that). According to the legend, God had become so disgusted with his creation that he was determined to destroy it. But an angel came to plead with Him and to ask for a reprieve if she could find thirty-six just men in the world. In every generation, so the legend goes, there are always thirty-six just men – the lamed vovniks on whom its...
  • Why So Many on the Right and the Left Can’t Figure Out How To Deal with Glenn Beck

    09/27/2009 1:15:11 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 52 replies · 2,094+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 26, 2009 | David Swindle
    Today one of our commenters, Ben, posted a link to Media Bistro on David Horowitz's post about the newest installment in the debate with David Frum. Ben did so to demonstrate an interesting point: Glenn Beck did fairly well in a recent public opinion poll. Only 19% of Americans have a negative view of him. Compare that to the 50% who have a negative view of Rush Limbaugh. When it comes to Beck most people are either neutral or ignorant of him. The source of Media Bistro's information was a blog by Nate Silver, the influential polling analyst behind FiveThirtyEight.Com....
  • Horowitz vs Frum: He’s Wrong About Glenn Beck and Apparently Can’t Handle My Side of the Debate

    09/26/2009 11:08:16 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 82 replies · 3,006+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 26, 2009 | David Horowitz
    For reasons best known to himself, David Frum has decided to suppress my side of the debate on his website. Thus my reply to his latest post (which follows below) doesn't appear on his website. I agree with you David that this dialogue is getting more focused, and I find it much more pleasurable (and hopefully informative) as a result. There are two issues here. One is a remarkable conservative outburst against the broadcaster Glenn Beck which includes you, Mark Levin and Pete Wehner among others, and which collectively wishes for his early self-destruction. The message from the three...
  • Media Matters: where scare quotes magically transform facts into “smears”

    09/24/2009 11:12:34 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 1,532+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 24, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    One of the left’s favorite (and lamest) rhetorical tricks is to simply reprint one of their opponent’s statements, verbatim, and without comment. You see, the statement’s idiocy and offensiveness is self-evident, and will surely shock the conscience of any “right thinking” reader. No rebuttal required. It’s a lazy, sophomoric ploy. I suppose the left has been our self-appointed cultural hall monitor for so long they’ve lost the ability, or the need, to offer up sound counterarguments. There’s a classic example of this dopey tactic up at Media Matters today. The Media Matters post is nothing more than a video clip...
  • Union Thug with History of Inciting and Condoning Violence Decries His Critics

    09/22/2009 9:04:40 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 631+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 22, 2009 | Tim and Alissa Birkel
    If you are among the percentage of the populace that regularly watches the Rachel Maddow show, you know that recently she’s been working herself into a high-pitched, smirking lather over “conservadems”—her pejorative term for Blue Dogs and other Democrats whom Maddow is incensed at for their refusal to roll over and play lapdog for her leftist heroes and their radical agenda. Why, these Democrats have the audacity to actually worry that creating huge new government bureaucracies controlling everything from health care to mortgages, and raising middle-class tax burdens, might not be what this country needs to get out of a...
  • Everything Now about Race for Chris Matthews

    09/22/2009 7:56:00 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 761+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 22, 2009 | David Forsmark
    On Hardball Monday night, Chris Matthews showed he just may be losing it—or at least why he’s been steadily losing his audience for quite some time. For months, Matthews has been playing the race card at every opportunity—or creating his own, even going so far afield as a weird attempt to make Alaskan Sarah Palin some kind of modern Scarlet O’Hara. Wrapping up the show with “The Politics Fix,” with guests syndicated radio host Michael Smerconish and Dominic Carter, Senior Political Reporter from New York 1, Matthews proved there is now no situation where Republicans may have an electoral or...
  • Salon Screeches Intellectual Ad Hominems in Smear of Beck, Horowitz, and Conservatism

    09/21/2009 8:37:18 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 480+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 20, 2009 | David Swindle
    A really satisfying, engaging intellectual discussion is like a symphony. Each participant in a debate brings a different sound to an important project. One person puts forth an elegant flute rift, then another chimes in with some deeper notes on the tuba, then a third contributes on the clarinet. Each instrument is akin to a different ideological approach, life experience, or a new set of key facts. These different sounds all contribute to something far greater than the sum of their parts. All except for one: the screeching, electric guitar feedback of those who blast ad hominem assaults into intellectual...
  • Maybe Obama’s Critics Really Are a Bunch of Goons

    09/21/2009 5:54:20 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 19 replies · 1,322+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 21, 2009 | John Perazzo
    Ever since the Tea Party phenomenon exploded onto the political scene a few months back, the Left has been up in arms over the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric featured on some of the signs and placards displayed by those in attendance. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow, among others, have fumed repeatedly about the bad taste exhibited by many of those expressing their displeasure with the President and his policies. The Huffington Post ran a feature on this subject, titled “10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs,” which singled out, among others, the following winners -- or perhaps “losers” is...
  • Frum Vs. Horowitz Continues At FrontPage!

    09/21/2009 10:44:58 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies · 856+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 21, 2009 | David Swindle
    The debate over Glenn Beck continues at FrontPage in a discussion coordinated by my colleague Jamie Glazov. If you've enjoyed what we've had so far, then you're going to love this new installment.
  • “We’ll See If Iran is Serious” Redux

    09/19/2009 5:53:29 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies · 612+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 19, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Fox News's "Special Report" on Friday featured Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlining the Obama administration's Iran policy, and she may as well have begun, "Stop me if you've heard this one before...." Her speech could have been culled from any official statement on the topic for at least three years. "Our message will be clear," said Hillary. "We are serious, and we will soon see if the Iranians are serious. This is not about process for the sake of process.... We have no appetite for talks without action." Discerning whether Iran is "serious" has been the official, do-nothing euphemism...
  • Illegal Aliens and the Border Fence

    09/19/2009 5:39:54 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies · 374+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 19, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    One of Democracy Now!’s featured headline stories yesterday centered on the Government Accountability Office audit which claims that the fence being built along the US Border with Mexico is years behind schedule and has run billions of dollars over initial cost projections. Auditors claim that the completed fence will cost an additional $6.5 billion in maintenance expenses, but more importantly, there will be “no mechanisms to gauge its actual impact.” There are two points, then, to consider when it comes to the border fence: 1) Is it worth it? and 2) Will it work? Naturally, Democracy Now!’s host Amy Goodman...
  • The UN Is A Morally Disgusting Institution and a Global Menace

    09/19/2009 1:36:48 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 28 replies · 1,894+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 18, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Watching Bret Baier's report on the United Nations' umpteenth Orwellian condemnation of Israel posing as a report on the Gaza War, should remind everyone of what a perilous and depraved world we live in. It's as if Hitler and Mussolini ran the League of Nations in the inter-war period, and I mean that literally, absolutely literally. Hamas Nazis fired rockets into Israeli schoolyards for 2 and a half years. Israel struck back. Hamas placed its military headquarters under hospitals and apartment buildings, and fired its rockets from civilian neighborhoods and the Israelis finally -- and belatedly -- struck back. And...
  • "Socialists, scandals and straight up crazy talk!"

    09/19/2009 10:54:03 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 465+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Even if Sean Hannity's FOX News show isn't on your regular viewing schedule, you may want to tune in tonight, or set the TiVo. The FOX "promos" promise an episode that's practically designed with NewsReal readers in mind. Called "The President's Top 10," the show is a one-hour special examining the people "who the president has picked to shape our country" -- that is, the various czars and other insiders we've been raising the alarm about at NewsReal for months now. From the looks of the graphic (above), Hannity's targets include:
  • Obama’s Radical ACLU Dinner Guest

    09/19/2009 9:07:20 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 13 replies · 956+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 18, 2009 | Joseph Klein
    Jameel Jaffer, pictured above, is a litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the ACLU's National Security Project. He is a darling of the far left who has litigated cases against the United States in support of terrorist rights. He has also fought in favor of allowing radical Islamists such as Tariq Ramadan into the U.S.; Ramadan has been barred from entering our country since 2004 because of his alleged financial contributions to two Palestinian groups designated by the U.S. Treasury as fundraising agencies for Hamas. Remember this picture, because Jameel Jaffer could become a regular fixture...
  • Jimmy Carter’s Record on Race

    09/17/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 12 replies · 642+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 17, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    As Jimmy Carter portrays conservatives as violent racists, it's worth remembering Carter's own history of racial demagoguery. Carter campaigned for governor of Georgia as a self-proclaimed “redneck,” in an era when that word had pronounced racial connotations. His campaign distributed a photo of his gubernatorial opponent Carl Sanders being embraced by black basketball players to a Ku Klux Klan rally. Carter pledged to invite Alabama's infamous segregationist governor George Wallace to Georgia if elected. He once said he was “proud” to have the equally segregationist Lester Maddox as his lieutenant governor following the 1970 election, calling Governor Axe-handle “the essence...
  • Another Day, Another ACORN Hooker Video

    09/16/2009 2:32:40 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 15 replies · 1,207+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 16, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Every day brings news of a fresh new scandal at the radical activist group ACORN, whose ties to President Obama go way back. Tuesday on his TV show, Glenn Beck produced a fourth undercover video showing an ACORN employee condoning or encouraging illegal behavior. The latest video shows a woman in ACORN's San Bernardino, California, office -- claiming to have close ties to various politicians -- acknowledge that she used to be in the prostitution business and that she had murdered her own husband. (I couldn't make this stuff up!) The video appeared earlier in the day at Andrew Breitbart's...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 15, 2009

    09/15/2009 11:29:01 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 450+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 15, 2009 | David Horowitz
    In understanding how far the Democratic Party has moved from its center of gravity in an earlier generation, it is salutary to remember that Democrats were once known as the more international and hawkish of the two political parties. Until the late 1960s, Democrat presidents were consistently more likely than Republicans to flex America’s military might abroad. Democrat administrations led America into both World Wars. Democrat president Harry Truman promulgated the Truman Doctrine which like Bush’s own doctrine pledged America to support peoples fighting for their freedom abroad. No president during the Cold War sounded the call to arms...
  • Glenn Beck Is On Our Side

    09/14/2009 3:09:44 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 15 replies · 1,079+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 14, 2009 | David Horowitz
    David Frum has responded -- sort of -- to my Newsreal critique of his blistering attack on Glenn Beck in tones you would normally use for a Ward Churchill or a William Ayers or a Cynthia McKinney.I say "sort of" because he has not addressed the points I made and has instead misrepresented my views. I did not say that Beck's comments were false. Beck's sin so far as I can tell from David's posts are that he conflated Cass Sunstein with Peter Singer. His bad. How big a sin is this? Well it's all about context isn't it. Animal...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 14, 2009

    09/14/2009 2:36:54 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 2 replies · 284+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 14, 2009 | David Horowitz
    "It is also true that many liberals, despite sharing a common political front with the left, are not committed to radical agendas. They are pragmatic enough to tack in a conservative direction should the political wind shift. But by the same token, they are not anchored to any conservative principles that would hold them on course when the same wind shifts again." -- The Politics of Bad FaithThis Horowitz quote of the day was suggested by NewsReal blogger Chris Yogerst.
  • NewsReal Sunday: Bill Maher Reveals Himself To Be A Horrible Human Being with an Empty Soul

    09/13/2009 4:50:10 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 1,274+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 13, 2009 | David Swindle
    I distinctly remember one day when I was in the seventh grade and my father and I both had an appointment with a new dentist. (We'd recently moved back to Indiana after living in California for many years and had to find a new family dentist.)So we went to a dentist whose name I now mercifully forget. Both my Dad and I were a bit put off by several things. First was the sloppy dental hygienist who left us both with sore gums. Second was when the dentist tried to encourage my Dad to stop the orthodontics treatment I had...
  • From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 13, 2009

    09/13/2009 9:53:12 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 402+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 13, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Inspired by the dreamers who preceded them and innocent of their crimes, an unending cycle of generations would repeat what they had done. The suffering of the guilty and the innocent would continue without end, and nothing I could do or say would alter it. The summons I had answered was more modest by far. I was a witness. I needed not to forget what I had learned through pain, and to pay my debt. I needed to warn whom I could and to protect whom I might, even if it was only one individual or two. If I...
  • 9/11 Truthers Poison 8-Year Anniversary of National Tragedy with Conspiracy Garbage

    09/13/2009 9:16:59 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 14 replies · 770+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 12, 2009 | Chris Yogerst
    The last few days left many of us at a loss of words as we recalled the horrors of September 11th, 2001. But while people share stories of tragic loss and hope, pictures and afterthoughts, we still have the 9/11 “truthers” who like to tell us our fellow Americans died at the hands of our own government. Last night’s Red Eye discussed Charlie Sheen, the latest celebrity truther idiot to shoot off his mouth. He recently released a YouTube video demanding both a meeting with the president and a reinvestigation of 9/11: Sheen’s main message: “We want our country back,...
  • “White Males with Short Haircuts… Angry… Unhinged”

    09/12/2009 5:02:57 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 56 replies · 2,871+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 12, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Thursday afternoon, MSNBC anchor David Shuster—who earned his stripes as a producer of “news segments” of the Michael Moore vein of "reporting" for Chris Matthews’s Hardball—made this statement while talking about the Joe Wilson “You lie,” kerfluffle: MSNBC ANCHOR DAVID SHUSTER: “You look at the image of the Republican Party, all white males with short haircuts. They look sort of angry. No women, no minorities, and it looks like they’ve sort of become unhinged.” I’m not willing to play Shuster’s game and count noses in the GOP, but if you looked at MSNBC’s coverage of Republicans, you would think the...
  • Brazen Democrats Defend White House Liar: Demand Wilson Apologize for Telling the Truth

    09/12/2009 1:07:07 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 26 replies · 930+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 11, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Barack Obama lied not once in his Health Care speech but twice -- and not on inconsequential issues, but big ones. The lies were direct and were compounded by the fact that he accused others of lying because they called him on his lies. Joe Wilson who sat on the congressional committees which reviewed the amendments that were then killed which would have required people to prove they're citizens. Of course! The Democrats are for open-borders and Obama is too. They lie all the time about their agendas. What we need is Republicans who refuse to apologize for telling the...
  • The Circular Firing Squad Hits Glenn Beck

    09/12/2009 12:52:21 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 75 replies · 2,552+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 12, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Conservative David Frum, having made a bad name for himself with a crusade against Rush Limbaugh in the leftwing press, has now taken out after Glenn Beck in a column titled "GOP Surrenders to Beck's Mob Rule." (Frum is an armchair aristocrat). I don't have a big quarrel with Frum's view that Beck's view of Cass Sunstein is "over the top" or off target. Conservatism is and should be a big tent where people can disagree in their judgments of issues and others. Frum is right that Sunstein is not a raving leftist. On the other hand he is not...
  • Slime Dog Millionaire: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 4

    09/10/2009 8:13:18 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 826+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 10, 2009 | David Forsmark
    Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Hustler, Keith Olbermann, announced with a flourish that he would not follow the example of pornographer Larry Flynt and ask his tiny audience to go to work digging up dirt on Glenn Beck. Gee thanks. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’s not still NBC’s slime dog millionaire. Olbermann was MSNBC’s anchor for the broadcast of President Obama’s healthcare speech last night. (Imagine the screaming we would have heard from the whole mainstream media had Fox News used Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity in the anchor chair on for an Obama speech). Olbermann began the coverage immediately after...