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  • Andrew Breitbart’s remarks at Tea Party rally are hypocritical, lack self-awareness

    04/18/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Krankor · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4/18/2011 | Richard Roeper
    <p>“The Tea Party has been the most peaceful, law-abiding . . . group in the history of American protest. . . . You have no right to lecture us on civility. You have no right to lecture us on language. . . . Go to hell! No, serious. Go to hell! Go to hell! You’ve been so rude, you’re trying to divide America. . . .”</p>
  • Bush was awfully thin-skinned for a president (LAUGH ALERT)

    11/10/2010 10:40:07 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 10, 2010 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Said Kanye’s ludicrous remark was a low point of his presidency Raise your hand if you thought George W. Bush’s memoir would include revelations that Kanye West hurt his feelings and his mother showed him a fetus in a jar when he was a teenager. That’s one sensitive president, and one bizarre move by mom. Making the rounds to promote his book, Decision Points, Bush told Matt Lauer that after his mother, Barbara, had a miscarriage, she showed George the fetus in a jar. “She says to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s a fetus,’” said Bush. “There’s no question that it...
  • Lefty-dupe Calls Palin Goof

    01/01/2009 6:36:51 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies · 957+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/01/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In the Chicago Sun-Times' Top Year-ends from its bottom rear-end today, columnist Richard Roeper picked Governor Sarah Palin as his top GOOF for 2008... yet got owned himself by awarding her his dubious distinction based on at least one lie and a few dubious assumptions. Roeper, a man that clearly imagines himself the living embodiment of the lead character on Seinfeld, lapsed into the most supreme case of hyperbolic overload in his description of why he thinks Sarah Palin is a GOOF (a self-fashioned acronym standing for Greatly Overhyped and Overexposed Fool). Of course Roeper starts with the canard of...
  • Palin gets hearts beating on both sides (BARF alert)

    09/01/2008 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Impy · 55 replies · 723+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9-1-08 | RICHARD ROEPER
    'We're the ones with the babe on the ticket." -- Rush Limbaugh, crowing about the Republican ticket. Rush was talking about Sarah Palin, right? But hey, maybe he's got a man-crush on McCain. As Limbaugh and others drool over Palin's Suzanne Pleshette-circa-1975 attractiveness, the governor of Alaska has become an overnight celebrity. Of course, such fame is relative. As of Sunday, if you googled "Sarah Palin," you got 453,000 hits. If you googled "Kim Kardashian," you got more than 7.8 million hits. God Bless America. But over the last few days, a lot of us were learning all about the...
  • It takes heart of Stone to relive 9/11 (Roeper bashes Coulter)

    08/09/2006 8:53:00 AM PDT · by GianniV · 51 replies · 1,591+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8-9-06 | Richard Roeper
    These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities. ... I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much." Hatemonger Ann Coulter's assessment of some of the widows of 9/11 victims. It would be my great pleasure to arrange for a screening of Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" for Ann Coulter and some of the families whose loved ones were killed or seriously injured on 9/11. It could take place in New York, New Jersey, any place, any time, all expenses on me. All I ask is, after the screening...
  • Forbes list only place where 'Sopranos' tops 'Star Wars' (Richard Roeper Catfight w/Ann Coulter)

    06/22/2006 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 48 replies · 2,131+ views
    Sun Times ^ | June 22, 2006 | RICHARD ROEPER
    A number of readers have asked why I haven't weighed in on Ann Coulter, the harpy-racist-homophobe who hates liberals like a 4-year-old hates vegetables -- although the 4-year-old expresses his hatred in a more sophisticated manner. How about this comment -- not from Coulter's book, but from her Web site: "Let's pause for a moment to observe that two facts are now universally accepted: Liberals are godless and Hillary [Clinton]'s husband is a rapist." Somewhere, Stalin must be smiling. Coulter must really hate her country to make such an un-American statement. (Did she go to law school at the University...
  • Double standard when it comes to reaction

    05/17/2006 9:27:30 AM PDT · by ashamedtobefromparkridge · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/16/06 | Richard Roeper
    Can you imagine if the woman had been african american and wandered into a white suburb? This is getting little if any play in Chicago. Roeper is a liberal but is one I enjoy reading. Most people outside Chicago know him better as half of Ebert and Roeper.
  • Richard Roeper -- A Bush Basher Who's Annoyed With me

    02/15/2006 12:06:49 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 455+ views
    Publius' forum ^ | 2/15/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Richard Roeper -- A Bush Basher Who's Annoyed With me On Feb 14th, Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Richard Roeper, wrote one of his columns about the fact that Chicago White Sox Manager, Ozzie Guillen, did not accompany the team on their visit to the White House. He used this occasion not solely to write in support of the ball player, but as a vehicle to attack George W. Bush, saying in part: “…I just couldn't shake hands and smile with President Bush”. I have little interest in Roeper’s column here, however, as it is prosaic in its Bush bashing. Roeper is...
  • Coach's heart-warming move was a good call(ROEPER STANDS BY HIS COMMENT ON BROUSSARD)

    09/27/2005 4:44:40 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 30 replies · 2,284+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 27, 2005 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    From John Casey of Chicago: "I don't blame you for being taken in by Aaron Broussard, the president of Jefferson Parish. Even Tim Russert was taken in. ... I took the "Meet the Press" piece as pure political theater. ... I had planned on writing you to suggest including this Broussard nonsense in your next book of urban legends." Dozens of readers have chastised me for writing that Broussard's weepy story about his colleague's mother -- who kept calling for help, but was left to die -- was "one of the defining moments" of the hurricane coverage. Broussard was talking...
  • Some conspiracy theorists elect to ignore the truth

    11/30/2004 10:24:25 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 41 replies · 2,974+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | RICHARD "DOPEY" ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Real conspiracy theorists never admit they're wrong. No matter how many facts and bits of logic you throw at them, they'll always say, "That's all well and good, but you haven't proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm wrong. Why can't you produce concrete evidence that the Loch Ness Monster doesn't exist?" Well, because it's a little tough to prove a negative. If Lee Harvey Oswald materialized from the beyond, knocked on the door of the JFK Assassination Conspiracy Headquarters and said, "I want you to know that I acted alone," the typical JFK conspiracy theorist would say:...
  • Still undecided? Consider these facts on Bush (BARF AND LAUGH ALERT)

    11/03/2004 4:00:57 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 2, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    This one's for the Undecideds. If you're planning to vote today and you haven't made up your mind, here are 50 reasons not to vote for President Bush. Osama bin Laden: Looking rested, fit and loony. Still not captured. Bush just says "Yes" to attending fund-raisers. Bush says "No" to attending military funerals. He's not much of a reader. Said he doesn't read newspapers, and didn't bother to read an August 2001 brief titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside U.S." He's the president of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Morris and Ann Coulter. Wore a flight suit, landed on...
  • Want a singer who shares your views? Grab a mike (ROEPER CONDEMNS SPRINGSTEEN BOYCOTT)

    08/19/2004 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 58 replies · 1,885+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 19, 2004 | RICHARD "DOPEY" ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    "Our goal is to change the direction of the government and change the current administration come November." -- Bruce Springsteen, writing a guest editorial in Rolling Stone magazine. Attention, all Bush-loving conservatives! We need to talk about your taste in music. Do you have anything by any of the following artists: Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Usher, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Five for Fighting, Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jurassic 5, Keb' Mo' and/or Death Cab for Cutie. If so, I regret to inform...
  • The presidency was his perfect part

    06/06/2004 8:18:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 06 2004 | RICHARD ROEPER
    Any list of the great TV characters of the 1980s would have to include Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on ''The Cosby Show'' (which ran from 1984-1992), Ted Danson as Sam Malone on ''Cheers'' (1982-1993), Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton in ''Family Ties'' (1982-1989) -- and Ronald Reagan as the president of the United States in ''The Reagan Years'' (1981-1988). He was not only the president, he played one on TV. In politics, Reagan achieved something he never managed in show business: He became an A-list star. Forget about all those years playing second fiddle in the...
  • Guard, sex talk are sideshows -- issues should be center ring (BARF ALERT)

    02/16/2004 10:01:13 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 239+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2004 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER
    You'd think the political media as well as operatives for the Democratic and Republican parties would have learned two valuable lessons from Bill Clinton's election victories: 1. Sexual high jinks, real or alleged, do not necessarily doom a candidate. In 1992 and in 1996, tens of millions of Americans probably agreed with the GOP assessment of Clinton as a horny, rutting pig -- and yet they voted for him anyway, because they didn't think his sexual habits had that much relevance to his strengths as a world leader. 2. Military history (or the lack thereof) probably won't be the determining...
  • D.C. Sniper's Jihad

    12/10/2003 6:08:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies · 542+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10 Dec 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    THE D.C. SNIPER'S JIHAD By MICHELLE MALKIN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Email Archives Print Reprint December 10, 2003 -- FROM the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism: * CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion - calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. * Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There...
  • Rush takes responsibility -- but will he learn forgiveness? (BARRRRRFFFFFF!!!!!)

    10/12/2003 5:05:07 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 42 replies · 913+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 12, 2003 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    'There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. ... And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up." -- Rush Limbaugh, Oct. 5, 1995, on the Excellence In Broadcasting network. Rush Limbaugh's fans often tell me I don't have the right to criticize "El Rushbo" because I don't regularly tune in his program. Granted, I often go weeks without listening to Limbaugh, but I do check out his show from time to time,...