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  • VIDEO REBUTTAL: Vox's "Gun Control" Propaganda Debunked

    03/17/2016 11:58:26 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 13 replies ^ | 03/17/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Facts are overrated when you have passion, a microphone and a camera. Throw in an internet channel, viola, you’re in it to win it, friends. Which is precisely the problem going on at Vox, who released this video claiming LOTZ OF GUNZ SHOOTINGS OMG. Problem is there are too many problems with their entire premise, argument and conclusion. Why? Because Vox has an agenda to push, and as I’ll prove, they will willingly and proactively manipulate data to do it. VIDEO HERE REFERENCES: Poverty more of a factor in violent crime then firearms 80% of gun homicides related to...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver GOP rebuttal to Obama’s final State of the Union speech

    01/05/2016 7:29:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2016 | Allahpundit
    After a year of Boehner quitting and Scott Walker fading and Trump rising to the top of the party, the GOP finally enjoys a moment of predictability. Haley will become the first South Carolinian to offer the response, which comes after she was thrust into the national spotlight following the Charleston shooting in June that left nine black churchgoers dead and led to a subsequent national debate over the Confederate Flag.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the announcement Tuesday.“Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her...
  • VIDEO: Epic Rebuttal To "The Young Turks" on their Second Amendment LIES!

    12/23/2015 4:10:55 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 46 replies ^ | 12/23/2015 | Steven Crowder
    It’s that time of year again. Or month. Day? Someone with a camera and a microphone has an opinion on the Second Amendment, which is about all it takes these days to spew idiocy all over the internet. The latest is Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks, a YouTube Channel with 2.4 million subscribers. Cenk preached to his audience all the classical anti-Second Amendment talking points. He feathered in a couple of facts, but it’s mostly an Oregon Trail of ox feces. Time for my rebuttal… VIDEO:
  • A Protestant Response To Pope Francis' Address

    09/26/2015 8:01:14 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 177 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | September 24, 2015 | Phillip Melancthon
    1] The Roman Pontiff claims for himself [in the first place] that by divine right he is [supreme] above all bishops and pastors [in all Christendom]. 2] Secondly, he adds also that by divine right he has both swords, i.e., the authority also of bestowing kingdoms [enthroning and deposing kings, regulating secular dominions etc.]. 3] And thirdly, he says that to believe this is necessary for salvation. And for these reasons the Roman bishop calls himself [and boasts that he is] the vicar of Christ on earth. 4] These three articles we hold to be false, godless, tyrannical, and [quite]...
  • The Newsroom Rebuttal: America is NOT the Greatest Country in the World? Really?

    07/02/2015 11:41:04 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 30 replies ^ | 07/02/2015 | Steven Crowder
    It’s a longer watch, yes. But I felt it incredibly necessary. For those of you who can’t be bothered, I’ve included a transcript below. VIDEO: TRANSCRIPT So this video’s gone viral. It’s Jeff Daniels rant in the Newsroom in which he makes the case that America is not the greatest country in the world. Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. It’s worth a watch. But is it at all true? Let’s watch. WILL McAVOY: I’ve voted for candidates of both major parties. Firstly this is...
  • VIDEO: Black middle schooler accuses Obama of ‘politicizing’ Charleston deaths

    06/23/2015 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Freeport · 15 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 22, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson just knew President Obama couldn’t help but try to take advantage of the deaths of 9 church-goers in South Carolina. According to Pearson, Obama “politicized this entire thing.” “He took to the podium and talked about how this couldn’t have happened –or shouldn’t have happened — if we would have had gun control … That things like this only happen because people carry guns,” Pearson said. He grew emotional recalling the lives that were cut short by a gunmen who sat with them for an hour, only to kill them. “And you’re (Obama) going to...
  • VIDEO: Point-By-Point Rebuttal To Obama's ABSURD "Poverty Summit" Remarks

    05/12/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies ^ | 05/12/2015 | Steven Crowder
    I watched the summit today with my mouth agape. This couldn’t be the America in which I was raised, could it? There’s just no way. Obama referred to successful people as "society's lottery winners"... for real. This point-by-point rebuttal had to happen. It had to happen.
  • VIDEO: A Rebuttal To Obama’s MORONIC Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    02/05/2015 3:04:26 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 53 replies ^ | 02/05/14 | Steven Crowder
    Today, our president made a comparison between Christians and ISIS that is so unbelievably absurd, so mind-numbingly stupid, that it could only be addressed in a video rebuttal. Please watch, enjoy and share.
  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obama’s SOTU

    01/21/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    First, let it be known that I am on the record many times declaring the tradition of the State of the Union and the State of the Union response as the worst monsters of democracy. I swear I would vote for anyone who promised to go back to sending a letter to Congress.If the SOTU is a dry, boring, laundry list of impossible goals and partisan cheap shots, the SOTU response is an even bleaker task. It has famously tripped up many a comer—Republicans more than Democrats, not because Democrats are any better but because the press is much...
  • Socialist Jack*ss OWNED in Rebuttal Video! (Russell Brand)

    11/18/2014 5:01:29 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 33 replies ^ | 11/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    Russell Brand is one of Hollywood's favorite self-avowed liberal socialists. In this video, I wade through his asinine arguments so that YOU don't have to. He gonna be maaaaad. :)
  • Muslims be MAD! A Video Rebuttal to Islam - Top 5 Arguments

    10/16/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 7 replies ^ | 10/16/2014 | Steven Crowder
    Islamists are FURIOUS with this youtube channel. Even put it on an official watch/hit list. In their most recent effort, they issued a rebuttal defending their awful "prophet." Thus, this video. A very thorough yet entertaining rebuttal to Islam. Arm yourself with information!
  • Exclusive: China Translates 1,200-Page Rebuttal to Climate Change Agenda

    06/11/2013 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/13 | staff
    Breitbart News can exclusively report on Tuesday night that the Chinese Academy of Sciences has translated and published a Chinese edition of two massive climate change volumes originally published by The Heartland Institute in 2009 and 2011. The volumes, Climate Change Reconsidered and Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report, are chock full of 1,200 pages of peer-reviewed data concerning the veracity of anthropogenic climate change. Together, they represent the most comprehensive rebuttal of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change findings, which have been the basis of the climate change legislation movement across the planet. The Chinese Academy of...
  • A Rebuttal to Newsweek's Cover Story on 'The Myths of Jesus'

    12/27/2012 3:50:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jerry Newcombe
    Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable---but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn't that make you at least a little suspicious about the article's contents? So it is with Newsweek's cover story on Jesus (Dec. 17), entitled, "The Myths of Jesus." They show a Nativity scene with bubble quotes asking these questions: "Who Was Jesus?" "How Many Wise Men Were There?" "Did He Have a Wife?" "In a Manger or a Cave?" "Why Bethlehem?"...
  • Obama Attempts to Justify Not Visiting Israel as President

    10/28/2012 3:48:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In an interview with NBC News late last week, President Barack Obama attempted to justify why he has not visited Israel since becoming president. "The truth of the matter is, there are a number of countries I didn't visit,” Obama said. “I visited Israel just a couple of months before I was president." "Given how important I think the situation in the Middle East is and our partnership with Israel, which is stronger than it’s ever been, when I go to Israel, I want to make sure that we are actually moving something forward,” the president continued. While Obama did...
  • Sebelius's Rebuttal to Catholic Bishops? JFK Believed in an America 'Where No Religious

    05/18/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/18/12 | Edwin Mora
    Speaking at a graduation ceremony for Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quoted President John F. Kennedy in what may have been a rebuttal to the Catholic bishops of the United States who have criticized Sebelius for issuing a health-care regulation that the bishops have described as "an unprecedented attack on religious liberty" and an "unjust law" that Catholics in good conscience cannot obey.Towards the end of her speech, Sebelius talked about the “very serious debates underway” in America on many issues, including “health care,” and
  • Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's jobs speech

    09/08/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 105 replies
    Ballot Box - The Hill ^ | September 8, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama's jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said. Bachmann's remarks are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in a House television studio, but will be timed to follow Obama, who is expected to propose about $300 billion in measures to bolster hiring in what the administration has dubbed the "American Jobs Act." There is no formal Republican response to Obama's speech, a void Bachmann appears poised to fill as she works to keep her name in the national discussion. When Obama delivered his...
  • Shatterpoint Of Credibility: Rebuttal To Leonard Pitts' "Trump and The Birthers"

    04/07/2011 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 5 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 04/07/2011 | Barry Secrest
    A Nation Of Jack-Asses (Who Voted For Obama) Pitts called virtually anyone who doubts the now-overwhelming body of non-birth certificate evidence, a range of nasty names from "jack-ass" to "pinheads" and beyond. The interesting thing is simply this, he seemed to be referring to non-blacks--only--as one perplexedly begins to understand while reading Pitts' column. After glancing through Pitts' words, I later gave the column to a friend who knows Pitts and had indicated him as a very gracious individual who had generously donated a good deal of time, on various occasions, to her college classes. Her response to me, after...
  • The Rinoplasty Rebuttal: Refuting Michael Gerson's "Conservatives Shouldn't Be Surprised By Freedom"

    03/10/2011 2:39:34 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 03/10/2011 | Barry Secrest
    Gerson, in his column starts out by telling us that our often conservative criticism of the "democratic transformation" that is occurring in the Mideast is, indeed, unfounded. He further notes that we are rather arrogantly, a word that I have interpreted from Gerson's ill-stimulating ginger tense, concluding that Democratic success is not possible in a society lacking a Democratic culture. Interesting conclusion, yet not exactly accurate at all. To wit, these events, Sir, are not a simple exercise in Democracy breaking out, there will always be far more to this sort of conflagration than the happenstance of every searingly irritated...
  • Watch Michele Bachmann's rebuttal live

    01/25/2011 5:22:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 1/25/11 | staff
    Watch stream at the Tea Party Express website- at link
  • 'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address

    01/25/2011 1:29:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    fox ^ | 1/25/11 | staff
    It's bad enough that Rep. Paul Ryan has to follow President Obama. Now the brainy Wisconsin congressman tapped to give the official Republican response to the State of the Union address must also compete for attention with Tea Party star Michele Bachmann. Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota congresswoman renowned for lobbing rhetorical bombs at her opponents, plans to rebut the president's address in an online broadcast at the Tea Party Express website Tuesday night. While Ryan's remarks will be carried by all the networks and cable news outlets as they happen, television news outlets have agreed to share a camera to...
  • A Battleground Of Ideas Dishonored: Rebuttal to Paul Krugman's "Climate Of Hate"

    01/20/2011 8:49:48 AM PST · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 01/19/11 | Barry Secrest
    In fact Krugman actually, if not witlessly, brings up a Department of Homeland Security Report that only points to one of the reason's for the Country's disillusionment with the Obama Administration in the first place. The Department of Homeland Security's document (which was quickly recanted) to which Krugman refers warned of right-wing extremist groups and the potential for violence--which was a bellwether event that forged a collective Conservative resolve against both Obama and the now-observed ideological excessiveness of his governance. Vitriolic rhetoric? Well, the answer to the question of continuous attacks, threats, aggressive language and "the current state of American...
  • Revisiting A Glorious Cause: Conservative Rebuttal To Frank Rich of The NY Times

    11/30/2010 2:24:22 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 1 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 11/07/10 | Barry Secrest
    While we amply enjoy seeing Liberalism slinking back into its dank hiding place for a time, one must be aware that not even overwhelming elections will ever keep the infection that is Progressivism at bay for long. Despite Obama's mass repudiation by the People, and a victory borne primarily of those who either consider themselves of the Tea Party or as identifying with the Tea Party, there yet remains those of both Parties who deny this fact. While Obama and the Democrats weep and gnash their teeth at the outcome, it is our true and deeply held belief that you...
  • Palin Rumors Posted and Rebutted (Please post the rumors and rebuttals here)

    09/05/2008 6:36:20 PM PDT · by GeoPie · 81 replies · 381+ views
    9/4/08 | Self
    Can someone please start a thread on all the Palin rumors that are coming out. Include any references that show the rumors to be false. It would be great if we could have this all at one spot to work on. Thanks!
  • John McCain rejects Jimmy Carter jibe that he is 'milking' Vietnam service: A response

    09/03/2008 12:46:51 PM PDT · by andymin · 34 replies · 180+ views
    Newsvine ^ | 9/1/08 | Andrew Min
    The Telegraph is reporting that John McCain attacked Jimmy Carter's little snipe that McCain is milking his Vietnam service. Jimmy Carter is also an idiot.
  • Republicans rebut claims they failed to vet Sarah Palin

    09/03/2008 1:19:46 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 128+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept. 3, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    John McCain did send a vetting team to Alaska to investigate Governor Sarah Palin's background before he chose her as his vice-presidential running mate, according to senior campaign officials. The trip to Alaska, disclosed for the first time, undermines Democratic claims that his choice of Mrs Palin, 44, was hasty, impetuous and had not been properly researched. The team of several specialist researchers was similar to the teams that investigated others on Mr McCain's vice-presidential shortlist. "There was a vetting team on the ground before she was named," a senior McCain adviser told The Daily Telegraph. "These were people who...
  • McCain Campaign Statement on Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech

    08/28/2008 8:40:59 PM PDT · by flyfree · 58 replies · 3,789+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Tonight, the McCain campaign issued the following statement from Tucker Bounds, McCain 2008 spokesman, on Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention: "Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was so fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama. When the temple comes down, the fireworks end, and the words are over, the facts remain: Senator Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore drilling, still voted to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 per year, and still voted against funds for American troops in harm's way. The fact...
  • Todd Harris on Larry King LIve Tonight

    08/28/2008 9:29:21 PM PDT · by WKL815 · 2 replies · 154+ views
    8/28/2008 | Vanity
    "When Barack Obama's record meets his rhetoric, it explodes into a firey ball of hypocrisy."
  • Barack Obama lied about babies ‘Born Alive’ vote then smeared Corsi

    08/19/2008 3:41:09 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 19 replies · 442+ views ^ | August 19, 2008 | Sergeant Tim
    On August 16, 2008, in a CBN News interview with David Brody, Senator Barack Obama said: They're engaging in the kind of politics that I think we've become accustomed to which is you try to tear your opponents down and you engage in sort of slash and burn tactics. And very personal sort of personal character attacks. And one of the challenges for us in this campaign is how do you make sure those attacks are answered quickly and forcefully, but also truthfully and that we don't fall into that same kind of tactic. ... As promised, Mark Levin again...
  • This is why Obama cannot be used to refute Corsi about Obama

    08/16/2008 10:14:23 PM PDT · by trumptman · 23 replies · 281+ views
    New Red Majority ^ | 8/16/08 | Trumptman
    In the introduction, Mr. Obama acknowledged his use of pseudonyms, composite characters, approximated dialogue and events out of chronological order. He was writing at a time well before a recent series of publishing scandals involving fabrication in memoirs. “He was trying to be careful of people’s feelings,” said Deborah Baker, the editor on the first paperback edition of the book. “The fact is, it all had a sort of larger truth going on that you couldn’t make up.” Finally there is this last bit and it shows why the Corsi book is a game changer even if it ends up...
  • Mark Levin to interview Jerome Corsi on Monday

    08/17/2008 3:11:37 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 50 replies · 183+ views ^ | August 17, 2008 | Sergeant Tim
    Mark Levin announced Friday that 'The Obama Nation' author Jerome Corsi will return to his show Monday night. Here is [the audio about] why: One astute observer put it this way: "I suspect the Obama people would like to take a gun to John Kerry's head [for] calling attention to Corsi's book when the Obama campaign was holding its breath, hoping the NY Times story would just quietly go away." So, now that Corsi's book is selling like hotcakes, Barack Obama has set his attack dogs loose: “The reality is that there are many lie-filled books like this in the...
  • Barack Obama camp rushes to rebut election 'book of lies'

    08/16/2008 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 154+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | August 16, 2008 | Tom Baldwin in Washington
    (Ali Jarekji ) US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama gestures during a news conference at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark, in Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008 Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency is scrambling to stem a stream of false allegations modelled on the “Swift Boat” smears that helped to defeat the last Democratic nominee, John Kerry, four years ago. A new book written by Jerome Corsi, entitled The Obama Nation, leapt to No 1 in the bestseller lists this week with claims that the Illinois senator is a closet Muslim, a black militant and takes...
  • Criticizing the Author (Corsi) and Not the Candidate (Obama)

    08/15/2008 2:03:59 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 65 replies · 173+ views
    National Review ^ | Aug 15 2008 | Mark Levin
    If you read the criticism of the Jerome Corsi book that is picking up speed in the liberal media, you will find much similarity and overlap. The Obama campaign's effort to feed talking points to the media is having some effect. However, it is also feeding curiosity about the author and the book, thereby helping to maintain strong sales. It's too bad the same media that are so concerned about Corsi's background have been so reticent to do their own homework on Obama. After all, Corsi wrote a book, Obama seeks the presidency. The liberal media were slow to acknowledge...
  • Obama goes ballistic over Corsi best-seller

    08/15/2008 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 120 replies · 134+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug 15 2008 | WND
    With the wreck of John Kerry's "swiftboated" 2004 campaign in his rearview mirror, Barack Obama and his surrogates are wasting no time mounting a counterattack against WND staff writer and columnist Jerome Corsi, the co-author of the Swift Boat Veteran's for Truth's "Unfit for Command" and the author of current No. 1 New York Times best-seller, "The Obama Nation." Obama advisers have been tracking Corsi's media appearances, quickly telephoning producers to react to the book's charges, and last night, the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign issued a 40-page response to the book. Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor accompanied the release with a...
  • Obama Faces The Smear Machine

    08/15/2008 10:11:59 AM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 246+ views
    Wash post ^ | 8/15/08 | Eugene Robinson
    Here come the goons, right on schedule. This Story The "author," and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama. Right-wing radio talk-show hosts are dutifully transmitting this concocted venom. This presidential campaign has officially gotten ugly. The "author" I'm talking about is a man named Jerome Corsi. In a book published last year, "The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada," Corsi claimed that George W. Bush was at the heart of a secret conspiracy...
  • Author Jerome Corsi surfed web for lies, says Obama

    08/15/2008 11:45:44 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 92 replies · 269+ views ^ | August 15, 2008
    Barack Obama has hit back at a book that claims he is the son of an "alcoholic polygamist" who deals with his abandonment issues and "black rage" by experimenting with drugs. He says the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies. Jerome Corsi's best-selling anti-Obama book, The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, is a compilation of all the allegations and innuendo against Senator Obama - that he was raised as a Muslim, attended a radical black church, might still be taking the drugs he admitted using in his youth, and rages beneath the smooth surface....
  • Debate over McCain op-ed continues as NY Post publishes it

    07/22/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 149+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2008-07-22 | Ed Morrissey
    The New York Post published the op-ed piece that the New York Times rejected from John McCain, as debate continues over the decision to spike it. The piece itself appears to have much the same approach as Barack Obama’s earlier op-ed; in fact, it goes into greater detail than Obama’s while specifically rebutting Obama’s earlier argument.
  • CNN's Latest Poll - 48% Agree - The NY Times act appropriately in rejecting McCain's op-ed piece?

    07/22/2008 10:22:26 AM PDT · by Scythian · 30 replies · 104+ views
    So, 48% have voted that the New York Times act appropriately in rejecting Sen. John McCain's op-ed piece? Amazing. If the "dems" get the White House, for sure silencing the right's voice is top of the list.
  • New York Times Turns Down McCain

    07/22/2008 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Crush · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Microphone Marines ^ | 22 July 2008 | Chris Carter
    The New York Times has turned down an op-ed written by Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. They are a private organization, and I suppose it is fair to say that they are welcome to publish or turn down whomever they want. His article, Getting Iraq Right, can instead be found at the New York Post. I felt compelled to expand on a couple points in his article. One: McCain makes the point that the Bush Administration waved the “Mission Accomplished” banner “prematurely” as is Barack Obama with his Iraq withdrawal policy. Well, the thing is: the banner did not signify...

    07/22/2008 4:49:47 AM PDT · by visitor · 49 replies · 202+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | July 22, 2008 | OHN McCAIN
    EDITORS' NOTE: The New York Times wouldn't print this oped from the GOP candidate.
  • Cablers Cover Rejected McCain Op-Ed (Cable News Outlets cover NY Times rejection ) Videos

    07/21/2008 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 255+ views
    TVNEWSER ^ | Monday, Jul 21 | SteveK
    One of the big topics of the day on the cable news channels is Drudge Report's story about the New York Times rejecting Sen. John McCain's proposed Op-Ed about Iraq. Fox News has Carl Cameron reporting the story, MSNBC's Chris Matthews talked about it on Hardball and Howard Kurtz gave his take last hour on CNN: "One irony of the internet age: the rejected piece will probably wind up getting far more attention by the controversy whipped up by Matt Drudge then if the New York Times had just gone ahead and published it," said Kurtz. We hear prime time...
  • (update) NYT times responds about refusing mccain op-ed

    07/21/2008 6:15:11 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 55 replies · 232+ views
    NYT ^ | July 21, 2008, | NYT
    The Op-Ed section of The New York Times has decided not to publish an opinion piece submitted by Senator John McCain in response to one published last week by his Democratic rival, Senator Barack Obama, on his plan for Iraq. Mr. Obama is on center stage today with his overseas trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, and Mr. McCain is hitting back from home with attacks that he has been right all along in achieving stability in the war zone through sustained support of President Bush’s troop buildup over this year. On Mr. McCain’s Op-Ed, Matt Drudge posted online what he...
  • The Times Disses McCain Op-ed After Running Obama's

    07/21/2008 3:03:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies · 109+ views
    Times Watch ^ | July 21, 2008 | Clay Waters
    When Hillary dropped out under a wave of hostile coverage, she left John McCain the only person standing between Barack Obama and a history-making presidency. With Obama rocking waves of positive coverage overseas, the media tide is out for the Republican nominee, and the Times surely isn't going to give McCain any breaks now. The same New York Times that endorsed McCain (albeit in hold-your-nose fashion) during the Republican primaries now refuses to run an op-ed by him that: laid out recent successes in Iraq; said Obama was wrong in opposing the surge; and accused the Democrat of having "learned...
  • Drudge Reports: New York Times Rejects McCain's Editorial

    07/21/2008 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Will88 · 15 replies · 534+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 21, 2008 | Matt Drudge
    An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES -- less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles. 'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece,' NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain's staff. 'I'm not going to be able to accept this piece...
  • McCain's Temper, Ctd.

    04/20/2008 3:43:19 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 27 replies · 59+ views
    The Corner ^ | 4/20/08 | Ramesh Ponnuru]
    McCain aide Mark Salter wrote in, and I thought his account provided ample reasons for doubting the Washington Post's story. Salter allowed me to post his email. (I've made minor edits for typos.) Saw your post about the WP story on the McCain temper. If one half of it were true, it would give me pause. As it happens, the piece is 99% fiction. [Reporter Michael] Leahy is a nice guy, but the story was one of the more dishonest I've read in a while. I talked to him for over two hours. Some of the instances, like the Bob...
  • McCain aides issue rebuttal (full 1,500 word statement here)

    02/21/2008 7:15:56 AM PST · by jdm · 18 replies · 13+ views
    The Politico ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | Staff
    Aides to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have released a remarkable 1,500-word document outlining what his campaign calls "some of the facts that were provided to the New York Times but did not end up in the story." Here is the full text: The New York Times article states, “A champion of deregulation, Mr. McCain wrote letters in 1998 and 1999 to the Federal Communications Commission urging it to uphold marketing agreements allowing a television company to control two stations in the same city, a crucial issue for Glencairn Ltd., one of Iseman’s clients. He introduced a bill to create tax...
  • Climate Smackdown: Critics of Senate 'Consensus Busters' Report Debunked On NY Times Website

    01/28/2008 8:15:38 PM PST · by EPW Comm Team · 13 replies · 250+ views
    NY Times Blog | January 27, 2008 | Marc Morano
    Morano (Senator Inhofe's Comm. Dir. on Environment & Public Works Committee) Rebuts Critics of Senate 'Consensus Busters' report featuring over 400 plus (and growing) scientists (Debunks Rabett, Dessler & Pierrehumbert ) [Full Senate ‘Consensus Busters’ of Over 400 plus (well over 450 actually and growing)scientists can be found here: ] Key Excerpts from Marc Morano’s New York Times rebuttal to critics of Senate blockbuster report: (There has been at least one call to have Morano's postings banned from the New York Times website. See: ) Morano: “Your attacks were expected. What was not expected was how weak and...
  • Columnist rebuts FairTax ruckus

    01/28/2008 10:12:03 AM PST · by xcamel · 211 replies · 562+ views
    Edmond Sun ^ | January 27, 2008 | Mickey Hepner
    EDMOND — My recent series of columns discussing the FairTax certainly generated some heated responses from readers. While I have no need to respond to any of the personal attacks leveled my way, I think it is important that The Sun’s readers always know the truth. This requires that I respond to the charges from Billy Harrington, who describes himself as the “Volunteer State Director of Americans for Fair Taxation” — the group pushing the FairTax proposal. The “FairTax” proposal would replace the federal individual income, corporate income and sales taxes with a 30 percent national retail sales tax on...
  • The FairTax: Responding to Boortz

    12/09/2007 4:23:58 PM PST · by xcamel · 218 replies · 182+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 6, 2007 | Hank Adler
    In response to my lengthy paper regarding H.R. 25, the “Fairtax”, Mr. Neal Boortz published a response responding to a few of the issues discussed in my paper. Let’s first go to Mr. Boortz’s refusal to acknowledge and admit that the Fairtax is a 30% sales tax. He says: The Fairtax is not a traditional sales tax. Consumer prices are quoted with the sales tax included. The first sentence of this statement is inaccurate. A sales tax is commonly defined as a tax levied on the sale of goods and services. The tax proposed under H.R. 25 is a traditional...
  • NRO - Letters: Ron Paul spokeman responds to Mona Charen

    11/20/2007 4:30:35 PM PST · by George W. Bush · 37 replies · 613+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/20/07 | Jesse Benton
    November 20, 2007, 1:00 p.m. Ron Paul To the Editor I read Mona Charen’s column on Friday and I had to clear a few things up. Outside of the name-calling (“kook,” as I’m sure you remember, was the attack word of choice used by critics of Barry Goldwater), Charen was way off base. 1. Dr. Paul’s commitment to principle is second to none, so to attack him, Charen twists the understanding of what a presidential pardon really is. A pardon is a constitutional check by the executive branch on the judiciary to protect against cruel or unusual punishment. When...
  • DOD Rebuts Washington Post and Bob Woodward. Media Not Interested.(They want 24/7 Foleygate)

    10/10/2006 5:13:16 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 331+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 10/10/06 | vanity
    Most of you experienced the "media storm" over Bob Woodward's new book-criticizing Rumsfeld and the administration,natch. When the Department of Defense issued a blistering rebuttal, it was as if a tree fell in a deserted forest. Read the rebuttal - and a few other interesting facts- right here.