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  • CNN Panel Ties 'Racism' to 'Obama Derangement Syndrome'; Hits Reagan, Bush

    04/03/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 3, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel seen in the worst of days of MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. The accusations of racism against conservatives included The New Yorker editor David Remnick charging that George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and repeating a discredited claim of Ronald Reagan of using a racist "dog whistle" by talking states' rights...
  • New Yorker's Jane Mayer: Koch Brothers Reaping Racism and Hate Through Trump Triumph

    03/19/2016 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 19, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Journalist Jane Mayer issued another twisted attack on her own Enemy No. 1, the libertarian industrialist Koch brothers, from her New Yorker magazine perch. “Who Sponsored The Hate?”, posted March 15, left no doubt as to who she thinks is responsible for the current Trumpian climate of political vituperation. Mayer recently released Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which focuses on the Koch brothers. For years she has issued dark, often conspiratorial threats about the Midwestern oil and chemical industrialists, guilty of trying to convince voters of the rightness of their...
  • The Real Donald Trump

    02/19/2016 2:51:08 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 174 replies ^ | 2/19/16 | by Dana Loesch
    An exposé on Donald Trump where Dana Loesch reveals how Donald Trump has long time connections with organized crime in almost all of his partnerships, his always changing and never constant stance on the 2nd amendment, and how he is basically controlled by the banks who he depends on for his big business deal ventures.
  • Donald Trump: The Art of Losing the Deal

    01/30/2016 8:44:43 PM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    New Yorker | January 29, 2016 | Ryan Lizza
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  • Mika Schools New Yorker Editor Who Bragged of Condescending to Trump

    06/22/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The screencap shows New Yorker editor David Remnick, on today's Morning Joe, raising his hand to proudly plead guilty to condescending to Donald Trump, whom he had just called a "comical blowhard" in regretting that he was "conceivably a player" in the presidential race. Mika Brzezinski is no fan of The Donald on the issues, so give her extra credit for sticking up for his relevance to the race. Schooling Remnick, she said that Trump has the guts, which many lack, to "liquefy" the likes of George Stephanopoulos and others with one line. Mika was alluding to Joe Scarborough's statement...
  • Scott Walker Embraced by Voodoo Economists

    02/19/2015 11:20:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    New Yorker ^ | February 19, 2015 | Jonathon Chait
    "......The more significant development was Scott Walkers semi-public confab with the leading lights, such as they are, of supply-side economics. Last night, the Wisconsin governor attended a dinner in New York hosted by Stephen Moore, Arthur Laffer, and Lawrence Kudlow. This is a strong indication of the policy leanings of a candidate who probably stands as strong a chance as anybody of capturing the nomination. The backdrop to Walkers meeting is that the Republican Party is undergoing the first serious effort to alter its domestic policy in a quarter century....... This has left a gaping void for a Republican candidate...
  • New Yorker Describes Hispanic Ted Cruz as Uppity

    03/25/2015 7:34:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies ^ | 03/25/2015 | John Nolte
    Apparently it is again okay to use the pejorative uppity against Americans who are members of a racial minority group. Ted Cruz is a historic Senator and presidential candidate, the first Cuban-American to join either club, and for that reason (and his unapologetic conservatism) the media is out for blood. The New Yorker went so far as to describe Cruz with the racial pejorative uppity. The conventional wisdom is that Cruz hasnt got a chance, and, as far as the Presidency goes, its probably accurate. To many Americans, he is the uppity loudmouth who, in the fall of 2013, less...
  • The Dangerous Candidacy of Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 7:47:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New Yorker | February 24, 2015 | John Cassidy
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  • Oh how Hi lari-ous: Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress - more sick jokes from the left

    01/30/2015 11:54:37 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    The New Yorker | January 29, 2015
    Title only:"Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress" But that says enough
  • The Virtual Interview: Edward Snowden

    10/12/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The New Yorker Festival presents Edward Snowden in conversation with Jane Mayer.
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

    07/21/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 7/21/14
    ...Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate whats really important from whats less important. I think hes got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and hes got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well."
  • New Yorker Cover Features Dr. Obama Giving Medicine to 'Petulant Children' Cruz, Boehner, McConnell

    04/07/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    True Revolt ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    On Monday, The New Yorker revealed its newest cover: President Obama as a doctor spooning medicine to smiling children Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The cover was designed to push Obamacares supposed great success, with artist Barry Blitt stating, The whole enterprise was just an elaborate excuse. I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.
  • Newtown gunman's dad opens up in magazine article

    03/10/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 3-10-14 | Andrew Solomon
    NEW YORK (AP) In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend what his son did an act that "couldn't get any more evil" and how he now wishes that his son had never been born. Peter Lanza also told The New Yorker magazine in a series of interviews last fall that he believes Adam would have killed him, too, if he had the chance. And he often contemplates what he could have done differently in his relationship with Adam, although he believes the...
  • Chuck Norris smokes marijuana debate

    01/26/2014 9:10:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Mr. Norris, with Washington and Colorado recently legalizing pot smoking and their football teams (Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos) being in the Super Bowl, some have asked whether there is going to be added marijuana use during this years Super Bowl. And President Barack Obama recently said that he doesnt think marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol. What do you think, Chuck? Is it? Trying to Make Sense of Sensimilla in Seattle I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels...
  • Barack Obama's Constant State of Cognitive Dissonance

    01/25/2014 2:08:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Contradicting the faultless, albeit far-fetched image he has of himself, Barack Obama is a man harassed by truth. That's why, judging from his inability to accept personal responsibility, Barack Obama must be living in a constant state of agitated cognitive dissonance. The late Leon Festinger is the social psychologist who proposed the theory of cognitive dissonance. According to Festinger, until the person suffering with perceptual disharmony can find a way to justify wrong actions and decisions, it's impossible to achieve a calm mental state, especially when those wrong actions and decisions challenge the way the cognitively dissonant individual sees himself.That's...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Obama's Deranged New Yorker Interview

    01/20/2014 6:47:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | January 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    >BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama has an 18-page, if you read it on the Internet, interview/story with New Yorker Magazine. He said that Al-Qaeda is a JV unit. So the Al-Qaeda unit that did all the damage in Benghazi was the JV unit. Obama also said that he would not let his son, Trayvon Martin, play football -- while watching football, apparently. In an interview that runs the weekend of the NFL championship games, Obama said he would not let his son play the game. He doesn't have one, of course. But if he did, his son would have looked like...
  • Obama: Perhaps Racism Has Something to Do with My Ugly Approval Ratings? (Whines the Racist)

    01/20/2014 1:51:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The president has a new theory as to why hes not as popular as he once was:
  • Obama: 'I smoked pot as a kid'

    01/20/2014 1:40:07 PM PST · by IbJensen · 67 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 1/20/2014 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."</p> <p>"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol," the president said an interview with "The New Yorker" magazine.</p>
  • CNNs Van Jones: Obamas Latest Comments on Race Honest and Accurate

    01/20/2014 2:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 20, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    What did CNNs Crossfire host Van Jones think when he read President Barack Obamas latest quote about race in this weeks New Yorker profile by David Remnick? I thought that actually was a pretty honest and accurate assessment. Theres no doubt that theres some folks who just really dislike me because they dont like the idea of a black President, Obama told Remnick during one of their many interviews over the last few months. Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit...
  • Obama Compares Pro Football to Smoking, Says He Wouldn't Let Son Play

    01/20/2014 10:18:55 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 56 replies
    Breibart Sports ^ | 1-19-2014 | Breitbart Sports
    Comparing professional football to boxing and smoking, President Barack Obama said that if he had a son he would not let him play pro football because of the risk of concussions. Last year, Obama said that he would have to think "long and hard" before he would let his son play football. I would not let my son play pro football, Obama told the New Yorker in a lengthy piece that was published on Sunday. But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? Were sort of in the same realm. Obama then compared playing professional football to smoking....
  • Wow: Greta drops a bomb about White House trying very hard to get Fox not to report on Benghazi

    01/19/2014 7:19:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 79 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 1-17-2014 | Joshua Riddle
    January 17, 2014 Wow: Greta drops a bomb about White House trying “very hard” to get Fox not to report on Benghazi Joshua Riddle In all seriousness, if you’re a reporter for any other outlet besides Fox, and you are seeing this, you should either feel obligated to prove her wrong by pointing to all your own investigative work on this story, or just hang your head in shame because you’re just a disgrace to your profession. On Thursday, Greta Van Susteren wrote at her blog, “After Benghazi on 9/11/2012, the Obama administration tried very hard to discourage Fox News...
  • Obama Admits Trying to Control Media in New Yorker Profile

    01/19/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    In another revelation in David Remnicks epic New Yorker profile of President Barack Obama, the president admits to trying to control media coverage of his administration. In the interview Obama soft pedals his teams Maoist-style approach to the media, which includes spying on and threatening reporters and their families as well as coordinating campaigns targeting perceived opponents in talk radio and the media, specifically the Fox News Channel. Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren wrote at Gretawire this week that the Obama administration tried to block the networks reporting on the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi,...
  • Obama: Chances of Israel-PA Peace Less than 50%

    01/19/2014 6:08:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/20/2014, 3:13 AM | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama is not as optimistic as his Secretary of State regarding the possibility of peace between Israel and the Arabs. Obama, who gave an interview to the New Yorker magazine on Sunday, said that he believed the odds of reaching a peace agreement were less than 50%. The President told the magazines editor David Remnick that these odds were true in all three of his main initiatives in the regionwith Iran, with Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) and with Syria. On the other hand, he said, in all three circumstances we may be able to push the...
  • 'I would not let my son play football': Obama

    01/19/2014 12:05:32 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 77 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/19/2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A football career would be out of bounds for any son of President Obama, who compared the game to smoking in an interview with The New Yorker. I would not let my son play pro football, the First Fan said in a POTUS profile for the magazines Jan. 27 issue. The presidents love of sports is well documented, and his favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. And while footballs escalating head-injury crisis is reason enough to keep a kid he doesnt have off the field, its no reason to stop watching, he told Remnick.
  • Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL no longer a secret

    01/19/2014 7:36:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    January 19, 2014, 10:10 am Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL no longer a secret By Justin Sink President Obama said that he believed NFL players know what theyre doing and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football. At this point, theres a little bit of caveat emptor, Obama said. These guys, they know what theyre doing. They know what theyre buying into. It is no longer a secret. Its sort of the feeling I...
  • Obama: Pot laws 'important to society'

    01/19/2014 8:13:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    January 19, 2014, 10:26 am Obama: Pot laws 'important to society' By Justin Sink President Obama said in an interview published Sunday he does not believe marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol and that it was important that the legalization of the drug in some states to go forward because it would prevent unfair penalties for some users. "As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my...
  • Obama: Presidents dont start with a clean slate

    01/19/2014 12:08:36 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Obama: Presidents dont start with a clean slate By: Reid J. Epstein January 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST President Barack Obama believes his presidency can be successful even if none of his policy goals are accomplished during his term in office, Obama told New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick. One of the things that Ive learned to appreciate more as president is you are essentially a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history, Obama told Remnick. You dont start with a clean slate, and the things you start may not come to full fruition on...
  • Horrible! Obama Blames Racism For His Lower Approval Ratings

    01/19/2014 12:54:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 189 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama blamed his sinking popularity on racism in his latest interview with the >New Yorker. It couldnt possibly be his failed economic policies, the fact that he lied to Americans for years about Obamacare or his destructive foreign policy. No, its racism. Bloomberg reported: President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazines website today. Theres no doubt that theres some folks who just really dislike me because they dont like the idea of a black president, Obama said...
  • Obama says marijuana 'no more dangerous than alcohol'

    01/19/2014 10:49:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Speaking to New Yorker editor David Remnick, Obama said he still viewed pot smoking negatively but that on the whole, the drug wasnt the social ill that its been viewed as in the past. As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I dont think it is more dangerous than alcohol, Obama told the weekly magazine. The president said pot was actually less...
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life, Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.
  • I Dare Liberals to be Outraged at This Parody of The New Yorker's Bert & Ernie Gay Marriage Cover...

    06/28/2013 11:05:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-28-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals are hailing the original version of this New Yorker cover (here) as "brilliant."I dare them to get mad at my version below.They can't be outraged at the idea Obama would be Ernie's lover...that's homophobic.They also can't be mad at the adulterous aspect of this after worshiping at the altar of Bill Clinton for 20 years. (it's just about sex anyway)Hey...what's good for the goose is good for the goosers...

    06/20/2013 4:42:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    JUNE 19, 2013 | Andy Borowitz
  • Bombshell: Ryan Lizza reports that DOJ fought to conceal warrant from James Rosen

    05/24/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Unreal. In an explosive new bombshell report, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza claims that the Obama administration deliberately kept Fox News reporter James Rosen in the dark about the warrant to search through his personal emails. Some new info in the leak case that targeted Fox's James Rosen coming shortly...— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 24, 2013
  • New Yorker Trashes Carney For Friday Press Conference Lies, Compares Him To Bill Clinton

    05/12/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 05/12/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New Yorker: But the mere existence of the editswhatever the motivation for themseriously undermines the White Houses credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word consulate to diplomatic facility because consulate was inaccurate. Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed...
  • Jane Mayers McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    02/26/2013 3:38:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Dan McLaughlin
    The New Yorkers Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayers point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayers vague, thinly-sourced hit job. Shell have to do better next time, because Ted Cruz is right about Harvard Law School in the mid-1990s. If shed talked to more people, she might have figured that out. Heres the...
  • Why I gave up my guns (NY bred metrosexual loses his nerve, throws in the towel on gun ownership)

    01/12/2013 2:06:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 213 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Patrick Blanchfield
    (1918 Bolshevik Poster by Alexander Apsit reads "Citizens, hand over your weapons!") Why I gave up my guns A former firearm enthusiast explains his personal epiphany Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. Wed already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas. While my girlfriend called the police, I...
  • Scarborough Clashes With 'New Yorker' Editor Over Mag's Bush-Bashing Obama Endorsement

    10/24/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some serious fur flew on the Morning Joe set today, as Joe Scarborough clashed with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Setting Scarborough off was the magazine's endorsement of Barack Obama that lauded the president for relieving the "national shame inflicted by the Bush administration." Scarborough saracastically asked Remnick "who got paid the bonus for being able to squeeze in, quote, 'the shame of the Bush years?'" Scarborough went on to scald Remnick for the left's hypocrisy in giving President Obama a pass for pursuing many of the same policies that it had accused Bush-Cheney of undermining the Constitution...
  • Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate...

    10/07/2012 2:46:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5 October 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN
    Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate (with apologies to Clint Eastwood) We had Clint Eastwood debating an empty chair that represented Barack Obama at the Republican convention. Now, the 'New Yorker' magazine is depicting the President as a debate podium with an empty chair behind it. Next week's cover carries an illustration entitled 'One on One' by Barry Blitt , who explains: 'This image seemed like a proper response to the first Presidential debate but Im not sure I realised how hard it is to caricature furniture.' No one's there:...
  • New Yorker Satirizes Obama Debate Performance on Cover

    10/06/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | 9/5/2012 | Martin Gould
    First the empty chair, now the empty podium at least thats how The New Yorker magazine sees the first presidential debate. For its cover due out on Monday, the venerable magazine has chosen a caricature of Mitt Romney debating a podium without anyone behind it, as it satirizes President Barack Obamas poor performance on Wednesday night in Denver. The picture is titled One on One, even though the Republican challenger is alone on stage.
  • The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate ('Eastwooded')

    10/05/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-5-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate Brett LoGiuratoOctober 5, 2012Eastwooded: (We cannot post articles from The Newyorker)
  • New Yorker Writer: Obama Ditched Outdoor Stadium Speech Because of Humility!

    09/11/2012 10:16:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The title of John Cassidy's column in the New Yorker is "Rational Irrationality" but after reading the reason he gives for Barack Obama ditching his outdoor stadium speech at the Democrat convention in Charlotte, NC, I think it would be safe to ditch the "Rational" part of the column title. One of the big reasons why Cassidy pretty much comes off as completely irrational was his explanation as to why Team Obama really moved the convention speech from the 75,000 seat outdoor stadium to the much smaller indoor venue. At first Cassity does seem a bit rational in his Six...
  • Time Magazine suspends Fareed Zakaria

    08/10/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Time Magazine has announced that it will suspend columnist Fareed Zakaria following his admission of plagiraism earlier this afternoon. "TIME accepts Fareed's apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed's column for a month, pending further review." CNN, where Zakaria hosts a show, has yet to respond to a request for comment regarding Zakaria's admission of plagiarism. Earlier this afternoon, Zakaria released a statement...
  • Breaking : Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey to run for his former Nebraska seat

    02/29/2012 11:39:08 AM PST · by sunmars · 75 replies · 56+ views
    OMAHA, Neb. Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is reversing course and says hell seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held. Kerreys announcement Wednesday comes just weeks after he publicly rejected a run to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson. Its also just two days before Nebraskas candidate filing deadline. The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor previously said not running was in his familys best interest. Kerreys announcement gives new hope to national Democrats desperate to stop Republicans from netting four Senate seats this fall and regaining control of the chamber. But its also sure...
  • Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey not running again for Neb. seat

    02/07/2012 7:10:30 AM PST · by sunmars · 27 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday he will not run for the Nebraska Senate seat he gave up more than a decade ago, shutting down hopes for a bid both parties called Democrats' best chance to hold the seat but that Kerrey himself described as a longshot. The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor had considered seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Sen. Ben Nelson, who replaced Kerrey in the Senate in 2001. Nelson's decision not to run for a third term this year came as a boon to Republicans, who must net four seats...
  • Michele Bachmann is worried about the Renaissance (Multicolored Barf With Projectiles Alert)

    08/14/2011 1:41:41 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/9/11 | Too ashamed to sign their name
    It's the Renaissance, stupid. The economy is not what ails us today. No, what ails Americans is what Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and their artistic spawn have wrought in the culture, starting 500 years ago. The Renaissance has dragged us all down. Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile of the candidate appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the New Yorker magazine, the artistic flowering of the Italian Renaissance takes a beating for having done away with the god-fearing Dark Ages. Bachmann "belongs to...
  • The New Yorker's 'terrific' Michele Bachmann profile: 6 takeaways (Who were her influences?)

    08/09/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/09/2011
    Profiles of Michele Bachmann have been plentiful since the congresswoman became a legitimate contender for the Republican presidential nomination. And now, in the latest issue of The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza delivers a "terrific" and "disturbing" look at Bachmann's worldview, intellectual influences, and life history. Granted unprecedented access to Bachmann and her campaign, Lizza explores the roots of Bachmann's beliefs. Here, six of The New Yorker's best revelations: 1. Bachmann's beliefs were shaped by an evangelical filmmaker Bachmann calls the film series How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer who was very influential in the 1970s and '80s...
  • Is The New Yorkers Navy SEAL Cover Story Fake?

    08/06/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT · by hamboy · 19 replies
    Big Peace ^ | August 6, 2011 | Joel B. Pollak
    Georgetown University professor C. Christine Fair has written a post at alleging that Nicholas Schmidle’s New Yorker cover story detailing the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound may be a fraud. At the very least, Fair alleges, Schmidle failed to interview the Navy SEALs involved in the operation–which is not mentioned anywhere in the article, but is apparent from a close analysis of the text. Is that really the way bin Laden dyed? (pun intended)
  • More Conspiracy Theories from Seymour Hersh (or, what the Left USED to think about the SEALS)

    05/02/2011 2:58:50 PM PDT · by radioone · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 12, 2009 | BILL ROGGIO
    After authoritatively and wrongly claiming the United States would go to war to halt Iran's nuclear program six times during the Bush administration, The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh is back at peddling conspiracy theories. His latest: Former Vice President Dick Cheney personally ran an "executive assassination ring."
  • Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War'

    04/14/2007 5:36:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 715+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 13, 2007
    Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War' April 13, 2007 The Financial Times Guy Dinmore in Washington and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Just why Robert Levinson, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and now private investigator, should venture into Iran to meet a American fugitive wanted for murder in the US remains a mystery that the highest Bush administration authorities are trying to unravel. As the Financial Times revealed this week, Mr Levinson disappeared on March 8 after a six-hour meeting on the Iranian island of Kish with Dawud Salahuddin, an American who converted to Islam and was...