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  • Karl Rove finds the non-Romney candidates unacceptable

    10/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Rove is very much in a “do I have to do everything myself” mode these days, which is why he’s also running the GOP’s congressional campaign as an independently funded venture. Here he is practically acting as a Romney surrogate on Fox and attacking Herman Cain, because actual Romney surrogates seem unable to.
  • Let's just call them the "Deadbeat Party" (Barf Alert)

    07/27/2011 9:36:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 7/27/2011 | Gene Lyons
    GOP cultists occupy a metaphysical netherworld where basic arithmetic is scorned as an elitist tool. As I write, it's impossible to guess how the latest made-for-TV partisan crisis in Washington will end. We've reached the point where the president of the United States felt he needed to deliver a prime-time speech essentially defending the post-Enlightenment values of reason, evidence and compromise against an obscurantist movement more like a religious cult than a political party. But has President Obama got the guts to deal with the reality facing him? Signs are not encouraging. The standoff has two major components: the adolescent...
  • Daily Caller Preparing Hit Piece on Michele Bachmann?

    07/18/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 38 replies
    DailyCaller Twitter | July 18, 2011 | self
  • Salon Fakes Palin, Bachmann Quotes Blaming Obama for Casey Anthony Verdict

    07/10/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    In an article published Tuesday entitled “Casey Anthony: The Candidates Respond,” Salon Magazine smeared Sarah Palin and several Republican presidential candidates with faked quotes reacting to the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. The faked quotes, especially those falsely attributed to Michele Bachmann and Palin, made their way around the Internet this week, adding to the media-driven campaign of hatred against leading Republican women. Palin was smeared as a separation-of-powers ditz, accusing President Barack Obama of not getting involved in the Anthony case: “Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Salon Writer Admits Embellishing Abortion Story (Goes by "Angry Black Woman" on Facebook)

    06/01/2011 3:39:43 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    News Busters ^ | 31 May 2011 | Jill Stanek
    On my blog last week I posted an excerpt from the Salon piece, “Abortion saved my life.” The writer, a blogger named Mikki Kendall, was relaying her first person account of supposedly nearly hemorrhaging to death because a hospital doctor refused to perform the one procedure that would save her life, an abortion. Here was the quote I pulled: I don’t know if his objections were religious or not; all I know is that when a bleeding woman was brought to him for treatment he refused to do the only thing that could stop the bleeding. Because he didn’t do...
  • Palin cuts ties to Soros-linked aides

    05/03/2011 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/3/11 | Justin Elliott
    The big Sarah Palin news today is that she has lost her longtime foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann. Scheunemann is a well-known neoconservative who worked for Jesse Helms and was intimately involved in the push for the Iraq war. He later became an aide to John McCain on the 2008 presidential campaign, where he met and linked up with Palin. He's been associated with her ever since. The question is: Why did they Scheunemann, who runs the lobbying firm Orion Strategies, leave Palin now?
  • 2012: Ron Paul raising money from suckers, everyone hates Sarah Palin (Don't they wish?)

    03/16/2011 5:49:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 15, 2011 | Alex Pareene
    What's up with the 2012 presidential election? It is basically a huge mess. A bunch of losers -- including actual literal losers like Rick Santorum and Haley Barbour -- are pretending they have a shot at winning anything, every single state wants to hold its primary elections on or near Jan. 1, 2012, and various candidates no one in the party likes have probably the biggest actual bases of support. And Ron Paul apparently raised $1 million last month? Lovable old Paul -- whose probable entrance into the 2012 field will steal the thunder of all the other wacky libertarian...
  • Do Republicans really want to run against this guy? (Obama "channeling" Reagan?)

    01/26/2011 12:00:55 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 | Steve Kornacki
    Let's not read too much into the long-term political significance of President Obama's speech last night, since we know that State of the Union addresses -- no matter how much pundit praise they receive and no matter how encouraging the insta-polls look -- basically never lead to a significant uptick in a president's popularity. But I'd also agree with NBC's First Read that the contrast between Obama's address and the official Republican response from Rep. Paul Ryan was striking. Obama's message was inherently upbeat, optimistic, and future-oriented, while Ryan was left warning that our best days may be behind us...
  • The Giffords Shooting's Gay Hispanic Hero (Free Republic mentioned)

    01/10/2011 1:30:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, January 10, 2011 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    It didn't take long after 20-year-old political intern Daniel Hernandez emerged as the hero of Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona for the cynics to figure out the angle. As a poster on Free Republic remarked, "Look shortly for the leftist media to push the 'Gay, Hispanic-American Intern saving the Liberal Congresswoman's life from the Tea Party' angle." Well, Freepers, here it is! It's not quite that simple, of course. However we try to understand the causes of the tragedy in Arizona and the political rhetoric of violence, it seems clear that there's considerably more to the disturbing story of shooting...
  • Why the Constitution vexes the left

    01/06/2011 2:25:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2011 | SETH LIPSKY
    The Republican plan to start off the first session of the new House of Representatives today with a reading of the United States Constitution is giving the left the fantods -- and with good reason. At Salon, Michael Lind gives us a piece headlined, "Let's stop pretending the Constitution is sacred." Ezra Klein, a Washington Post blogger, told a TV interviewer that the reading as a "gimmick" and suggested the Constitution isn't binding (though he later backpedaled). And David Corn, under the title "The House GOP Weaponizes the Constitution," argues that the Founding Fathers "wouldn't cotton to lawmakers exploiting their...
  • Salon Publishes Call for Torture,Murder of Sarah Palin

    12/21/2010 2:14:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/21/10 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Liberal online political magazine Salon.com published a letter to the editor Friday that called for the murder of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The letter was written in response to a mocking article at Salon titled, Good Morning America’s painfully friendly interview with Sarah Palin by Alex Pareene. Pareene snarkily sums up the GMA interview: “The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections: How awesome is your family, how bad is Barack Obama, how awful are people who criticize you, and how awesome is America?” The first letter published in response to...
  • Salon Publishes Call for Murder of Sarah Palin

    12/18/2010 7:45:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 135 replies · 5+ views
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Liberal online political magazine Salon.com published a letter to the editor yesterday that called for the murder of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.The letter was written in response to a mocking article at Salon titled, Good Morning America's painfully friendly interview with Sarah Palin by Alex Pareene.Pareene snarkily sums up the GMA interview, "The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections: How awesome is your family, how bad is Barack Obama, how awful are people who criticize you, and how awesome is America?" The first letter published in response to the article...
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • ‘Waiting For Superman’: If You Really Want ‘Social Justice,’ Dismantle the Teachers Unions

    09/29/2010 11:35:24 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/29/10 | John Nolte
    As of right now with 31 reviews posted, “Waiting for Superman” sits at a healthy and much-deserved 94% fresh on the Rotten Tomatoes’ scale with the only negative reviews coming from, not so surprisingly, the Village Voice and Salon.com, two hard-left outlets [my review is here]. But let’s stop for just a moment to appreciate those predominantly liberal critics who are out there supporting a film that most likely presents them with a reality that goes against their own personal beliefs. Okay, moment over. How much time do we really want to spend crediting people for doing what they’re supposed...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Nigeria: 800 inmates escape during prison attack

    09/10/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Joolz · 7 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | SHEHU SAULAWA
    About 800 inmates escaped a federal prison holding Muslim extremists in northern Nigeria during a sunset attack by gunmen who are believed to be members of a radical sect, a police official said Wednesday. The attackers went cell by cell at the prison in Bauchi, breaking open locks and setting fire to part of the prison before escaping during the confusion, said Bauchi state police commissioner Danlami Yar'Adua. Four people died and six others remain in critical condition.
  • The profound mystery of the "enthusiasm gap" (Salon says Obama blew it)

    09/02/2010 7:54:28 PM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | Sep 2, 2010 | Glenn Greenwald
    1) Huffington Post's Sam Stein notes the increasing number of conservatives who now advocate same-sex marriage; how that places them to the left on this human rights issue of Barack Obama, who continues to explicitly oppose marriage equality; and how Democratic operatives are worrying that the Party, as a result, risks losing the devotion of gay activists and, especially, their money. 2) Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- Iraq War supporter, Surveillance State cheerleader, and beneficiary of her husband's vast, defense contracting wealth -- will take the lead in working to defeat Prop 19 and thus keep marijuana criminalized, in turn keeping...
  • Mad Lib of the Day: Salon's Joan Walsh - Charles Sherrod Oops

    07/27/2010 7:51:14 AM PDT · by toma29 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 7/26/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Joan Walsh of Salon seems to really want to nail Andrew Breitbart as a racist for picking "the wrong people to symbolize black racism". These two people, of course, are Shirley Sherrod and her husband, Charles, who said this after Obama was elected: "We must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections."
  • Sherrod:-"We Must Stop the White Man and His Uncle Toms...."

    07/26/2010 8:44:30 AM PDT · by diefree · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | 26July2010 | Dan Riehl
    Sherrod: "We Must Stop The White Man And His Uncle Toms ..." First, a note of heartfelt appreciation for Joan Walsh of Salon. Her moving post on Charles Sherrod - in defense of his wife, Shirley - provided the inspiration required to dust off my Google skills. I simply had to fulfill her stated desire to share the actual words of Civil Rights icon Charles Sherrod with her readers, so touched was I by her profound tribute. And she's been swamped on TV, justifying Shirley Sherrod calling Fox and Andrew Breitbart racist. I can only hope she will be kind...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • This is How Much Salon’s Glenn Greenwald Hates America and How Stupid He Thinks His Readers Are

    06/26/2010 12:06:16 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    I’d like everyone whose mind is unclouded by the radical hatred of America to read these two paragraph from the Washington Times in which Eli Lake interviews Terrorism adviser John Brennan. Brennan says: Dozens of Americans have joined terrorist groups and are posing a threat to the United States and its interests abroad, the president’s most senior adviser on counterterrorism and homeland security said Thursday. . . . “There are, in my mind, dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world, and they are very concerning to us,” said John O. Brennan, deputy White House national...
  • Salon.com Equates Helen Thomas to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity; Blames Departure on Sexism, Ageism

    06/08/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 31 replies · 81+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's hard to imagine a scenario where one would be sympathetic toward former "dean of the White House press corps" Helen Thomas following her videotaped remarks that Israeli Jews "should get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany or Poland. However, in a June 7 column on Salon.com, Anna Clark wrote that Thomas deserved leeway, since some talk radio personalities say "controversial, even despicable comments," but manage to keep their jobs. "I don't like how Thomas voiced her opinions in this video; it was sloppy and hurtful," Clark wrote. "But her views aren't exactly news; the gist...
  • FR hit job on Salon

    05/23/2010 9:05:20 PM PDT · by libh8er · 82 replies · 1,668+ views
    Salon | Alex Pareen
    Just came across this hit job on FR on Salon from 10 days ago. Has anyone seen this ? I searched here but couldn't find anything. Apparently some lib, probably the author himself, created a bogus account on FR advertising underage porn and then used that to create a story. Link below.
  • Why Conservatives Love the Founders

    05/16/2010 6:53:47 AM PDT · by radioone · 16 replies · 496+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5-16-10 | James Lewis
    A Salon writer wonders, "What's the conservative fetish with the Founding Fathers?" It's because we read history, my sadly ignorant friend. So did the Founders. History is full of Obamas, and the people who idolized such power-hungry self-glorifying narcissists. The Founders understood human history in their very bones, because they read history from the Bible to the Roman Empire, Europe's bloody and tyrannical history, and the Americas. If you want to understand Obama, just look at any idolized hero in Latin America: Chavez, Fidel, Bolivar, Juan Peron. Look at European monarchs. Look at Napoleon.
  • Maybe It's Because You're A Coward [WARNING: LINKS TO SALON.COM, **PROJECTILE BARF ALERT**]

    02/01/2010 9:44:47 PM PST · by Jake from AZ · 3 replies · 406+ views
    Threedonia.com ^ | 02/01/2010 | Outlaw13
    …or maybe just a b___h. How to leave a soldier The war on terror may be impossible to resolve. Ending my marriage was easy I probably shouldn’t have read this story, being where I am and knowing some of things that I do. I have absolutely zero sympathy for this woman. You’d be surprised how easy it is to leave a soldier on deployment. You can do it with a letter. (He can’t argue with you. He doesn’t have a phone.) If you lay the groundwork early, saying to the soldier before he leaves, “This will be the end of...
  • Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994

    01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies · 3,059+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Jan 26th 2010 | Frank Ross
    Former Obama economic advisor, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at Salon.com that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994: In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the...
  • Hayden: "Time to strip the Obama sticker off my car"

    12/02/2009 5:01:15 PM PST · by Signalman · 34 replies · 1,050+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 12/2/2009 | Alex Koppleman
    Tom Hayden, the liberal activist best known for his work in the 60's, when he helped found Students for a Democratic Society, was once pretty enthusiastic about Barack Obama. Back in March of 2008 he had the first byline on an article in the Nation -- also attributed to Bill Fletcher Jr., Danny Glover and Barbara Ehrenreich -- that began, "All American progressives should unite for Barack Obama." Now, though, after the president announced his decision to send an additional 30,00 troops to fight in Afghanistan, Hayden's had enough. His latest piece for the Nation begins with a very different...
  • Leaping Back to the Founding, Part 1: The Left Really Reveals Its Hatred of the American Idea

    10/24/2009 7:10:08 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies · 819+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2009 | David Swindle
    In the campaign against Glenn Beck, one of the angles pursued in ad hominem smears against the popular Fox News host has been to play up his promotion of the work of conservative author W. Cleon Skousen. I initially blogged about leftist internet magazine Salon’s Skousen hit piece here. At the time I had not read The 5000 Year Leap, the principle Skousen text which Beck had promoted. My post mainly focused on the ad hominem nature of the attack. Now, having read Leap something even more troubling emerges: the book is fairly reasonable and in trying to label it...
  • Life is too short to be unhappy so I seek out the young (Garrison Keillor explains his preferences)

    10/21/2009 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Callahan · 10 replies · 1,184+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/21/09 | Garrison Keillor
    I spotted this unfortunate headline on Salon.com and thought it was funny so I grabbed a screenshot.
  • 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...
  • In Defense of Acorn-SALON Nut Alert

    09/18/2009 2:24:14 PM PDT · by machogirl · 38 replies · 687+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 09/18/2009 | Joe Conason
    Sept. 18, 2009 | For many years the combined forces of the far right and the Republican Party have sought to ruin ACORN, the largest organization of poor and working families in America. Owing to the idiocy of a few ACORN employees, notoriously caught in a videotape "sting" sponsored by a conservative Web site and publicized by Fox News, that campaign has scored significant victories on Capitol Hill and in the media. Both the Senate and the House have voted over the past few days to curtail any federal funding of ACORN's activities. While that congressional action probably won't destroy...
  • Salon Lays Off Six In Pursuit of Becoming a 'True Web Publication'

    08/18/2009 1:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 8/17/09 | John Cook
    Salon has laid off eight six editorial staffers—or 20% of its editorial staff—so that, in the words of CEO Richard Gingras, it can become "more of a true Web publication." Welcome to the internet, Salon! In a statement to Gawker, Gingras confirmed that three editors, one writer, one photo editor, and one producer were laid off last week. The only name we've heard thus far is culture editor Joy Press; let us know if you have any other intelligence. UPDATE: Here's the complete list: Jeanne Carstensen, managing editor Kevin Berger, features editor Katharine Mieszkowski, senior writer Joy Press, culture editor...
  • Salon's handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

    08/06/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT · by DavidFarrar · 18 replies · 707+ views
    Salon ^ | August 6, 2009 | Alex Koppelman
    "There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11% of Americans -- including 28% of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12% aren't sure."So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his ineligibility for the presidency...
  • Help show what's wrong in Salon's "Birther FAQ"

    08/05/2009 12:52:28 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 51 replies · 2,156+ views
    Salon ^ | 8/5/09 | Alex Koppelman
    There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11 percent of Americans -- including 28 percent of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12 percent aren't sure. So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his...
  • The right bails on Birthers

    08/03/2009 7:41:07 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 34 replies · 1,714+ views
    SALON.COM ^ | 7/28/09 | Alex Koppelman
    What has the world come to when Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly represent the rational side of the Republican Party?
  • Joan Walsh: Right-wing racism on the rise (Rush, White men, the Birthers, Beck, etc..)

    08/03/2009 1:07:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 3,123+ views
    Salon ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joan Walsh
    First, credit where it's due: A few lonely Republican leaders are belatedly trying to clean up the party's mess of crazy, from the racially tinged character attacks on Sonia Sotomayor to the unhinged rhetoric of the Birthers to the overall vicious and fact-free spew of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. It's not working yet -- Beck's claiming Obama "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" on Tuesday might be a new low -- but at least someone's trying. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to kick off a new GOP flirtation with decency when he announced his vote to confirm Sotomayor last...
  • WaPo cancels lobbyist event

    07/03/2009 6:29:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,141+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 2, 2009 | Mike Allen and Michael Calderone
    WaPo cancels lobbyist eventBy: Mike Allen and Michael Calderone July 2, 2009 08:04 AM EST Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said today she was canceling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer was detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he felt it was a conflict for...
  • No shoes thrown at Obama (Salon barf alert)

    06/04/2009 10:18:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 870+ views
    Salon ^ | June 4, 2009 | By Mike Madden
    President Obama was more than halfway through his speech at Cairo University Thursday morning when, suddenly, he was interrupted by a shout from the audience. Security in the Egyptian capital was tight, and security around the hall where he spoke was even tighter, but it seemed -- for a moment -- like somehow something had gone wrong. Until, that is, Obama acknowledged the interruption with a smile and a "thank you." What the person in the audience had yelled, it turned out, was a hearty, "Barack Obama, we love you!" -- in English. The adoration, the campus setting: it was...
  • IDIOCY->The Left Blames O' Reilly For Tillman's Death

    05/31/2009 8:09:15 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 885+ views
    Salon/the lid ^ | 5/31/09 | The Lid
    Lets get a few things clear right away. First, Scott Roeder, the guy who killed Doctor George Tiller is a murderer, in fact, I agree with Ed Morrissey who said in Hot Air: Regardless of how one feels about George Tiller’s profession, his murderer is nothing more than a domestic terrorist — someone attempting to impose by force a policy that one cannot get in place through democratic means. Tiller’s killer is no better than William Ayers, Kathleen Soliah, and Eric Rudolph, people who attempted to use violence for their extremist ends. Those who value life know that murder is...
  • O'Reilly's Campaign Against Murdered Doctor

    05/31/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies · 3,455+ views
    Salon ^ | May. 31, 2009 | Gabriel Winant
    The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a "baby killer," and warned of "Judgment Day" | When his show airs tomorrow, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday while attending church services with his wife. Tiller, O'Reilly will say, was a man who was guilty of barbaric acts, but a civilized society does not resort to lawless murder, even against its worst members. And O'Reilly, we can assume, will genuinely mean this. But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization...
  • The Dishonest "Blame Dodd" Scheme from Treasury officials

    03/18/2009 7:50:55 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 42 replies · 1,588+ views
    Salon ^ | March 18, 2009 | Glenn Greenwald
    There is a major push underway -- engineered by Obama's Treasury officials, enabled by a mindless media, and amplified by the right-wing press -- to blame Chris Dodd for the AIG bonus payments.  That would be perfectly fine if it were true.  But it's completely false, and the scheme to heap the blame on him for the AIG bonus payments is based on demonstrable falsehoods.Jane Hamsher has written the definitive post narrating and indisputably documenting what actually took place.   The attempt to blame Dodd is based on a patently false claim that was first fed to The New York Times on...
  • The 1990s are Back, Glenn Greenwald is Worried About Angry White Racist Militias

    02/24/2009 7:41:29 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 745+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com seems to think that Bill Clinton's nonexistent boogie men, "the militias," are back. Why are they back? Because all white people are angry, racists that are mad that Obama got elected, of course. What else could have dredged up this fantasy from the depths of the liberal's worst nightmares of the 1990s? Somehow, though, it's a bit hard to imagine Greenwald's main premise considering the fact that millions of those same white Americans Greenwald so fears actually voted for Obama. But, in an effort to scold Fox News for airing Glenn Beck's recent "War Room" segments,...
  • Obama's team of zombies-Washington is still a one-party town: Thieves

    02/06/2009 6:17:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 981+ views
    Salon ^ | February 7, 2009 | David Sirota
    Only weeks ago, the political world was buzzing about a "team of rivals." America was told that finally, after years of yes men running the government, we were getting a president who would follow Abraham Lincoln’s lead, fill his administration with varying viewpoints, and glean empirically sound policy from the clash of ideas. Little did we know that "team of rivals" was what George Orwell calls "newspeak": an empty slogan "claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts." Obama's national security team, for instance, includes not a single Iraq war opponent. The president has not only retained...
  • The born conspiracy

    12/08/2008 8:55:55 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1,180+ views
    Salon ^ | 12/09/2008 | Mike Madden
    Dec. 9, 2008 | WASHINGTON -- At first it was a relief to see that the conspiracy theorists who believe Barack Obama isn't eligible to be president didn't shoot any pumpkins at their press conference Monday afternoon. After all, the proponents of this latest theory seem to be heading for levels of mania that even Dan Burton never dreamed up as he investigated outlandish claims about Bill Clinton. (If you need to brush up on your conspiracies, Burton resorted to blowing away squashes in his backyard to show how Clinton had a hand in the murder of White House counsel...
  • So I spent the day playing with the Salon DUmmies...

    12/06/2008 10:27:02 PM PST · by The Watcher · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    So, I spent the day playing with the DUmmies over at Salon. Seriously, I think only one rational person showed up all day. There was some conspiracy nut type from the right, supposedly, and a whole lot of very angry, vile, nasty, and incomprehensibly dumb rhetoric from the left. I gained a new disrespect for Salon readers, and a new insight into the immense lack of thought that pervades the ranks.
  • Anti-science conservatives must be stopped (Gore-bull warming barf alert)

    12/03/2008 7:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 2,305+ views
    Salon ^ | June 30, 2008 | Joseph Romm
    Conservatives put on a spectacular display of scientific ignorance this month in the U.S. Senate. During the debate on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which would regulate carbon dioxide by setting a cap on emissions and allowing emitters to trade carbon allowances, most Republican senators questioned the reality of human-caused climate change or ignored the climate threat entirely and repeated the talking point that the bill would raise gasoline and electricity prices. It was as if they had been locked in an isolation booth for the past decade. Let's go to the highlights. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.: "The vast majority...
  • Obama's plans for probing Bush torture(Barf)

    11/14/2008 7:04:26 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,028+ views
    Salon ^ | Nov. 13, 2008 | Mark Benjamin
    President Bush could pardon officials involved in brutal interrogations -- but he may also face a sweeping investigation under the new president. WASHINGTON -- With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his administration's brutal interrogation policies, advisors to Barack Obama are pressing ahead with plans for a nonpartisan commission to investigate alleged abuses under Bush. The Obama plan, first revealed by Salon in August, would emphasize fact-finding investigation over prosecution. It is gaining currency in Washington as Obama advisors begin to coordinate with Democrats in Congress on the...