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  • Cain raises more than $400k in one day

    11/02/2011 1:21:14 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/11 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) – Herman Cain's campaign says it raised more than $400,000 on Monday, a "clear vote of confidence from his supporters," after the story broke alleging he had been accused of sexual harassment while head of the National Restaurant Association. "In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night. Block said Monday's donations, both online and by phone, doubled the normal daily average in Cain's campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.
  • Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says

    11/01/2011 6:03:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 115 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 01, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG
    November 1, 2011 Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG The lawyer for one of the two women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said Tuesday that she wanted to come forward but was bound by a confidentiality agreement with the National Restaurant Association. The lawyer, Joel P. Bennett of Washington, said in an interview that his client was calling upon the association to release her from the confidentiality agreement so that she could speak publicly about what happened with Mr. Cain. “He’s no longer an employee of the National Restaurant...
  • Mark Levin: Politico Is A "Phony Website ... Not News, It's Leftism"

    10/31/2011 9:57:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 31, 2011
    Mark Levin: Politico Is A "Phony Website ... Not News, It's Leftism" Mark Levin slams Politico for what he says is a smear against Herman Cain. Levin also goes on to lambaste Kenneth P. Vogel, a writer that contributed to Politico's story against Cain. "This guy is a hit man dressed up as a reporter," Levin said about Vogel. "In fact, this entire political site, Politico, is a phony website that might as well be run by or the Daily Kos. It's not news, it's leftism." Later in his program, not included in this clip, Levin says Politico is...
  • Cain Sings Away Troubles With Gospel Tune at National Press Club

    10/31/2011 8:40:38 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 115 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/31/11 | Martin Gould
    Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain decided to try to sing away his blues during an appearance at the National Press Club today. The former pizza magnate burst into an a capella rendition of a gospel song as questions about alleged decade-old claims of sexual harassment swirled. Saying he wanted to share his faith with the assembled reporters, Cain used his rich baritone voice to nail a verse from the Dottie Rambo number “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need.”
  • Hermanator — at the eye of the storm

    10/31/2011 6:33:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Justin Sink
    Not many presidential candidates would break into a gospel song of forgiveness and redemption for a packed room of reporters who have spent the day doggedly inquiring about allegations of sexual harassment. But not many candidates are Herman Cain. The Republican presidential contender spent a whirlwind Monday grappling with potentially devastating reports that he behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner toward two women who worked for him when he was president of the National Restaurant Association. Both women were reportedly offered, and accepted, settlement proposals that included five-figure payouts and confidentiality agreements, according to reports. But that news, which would...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Herman Cain pulls race card on Rick Perry

    10/03/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The Washington Post's attempt to "macaca" Rick Perry generated a racialist response from a surprising source. Stephanie McCrummen's ham-handed effort to smear the Texas Governor relied on hearsay, anonymous cloudy recollections of events from nearly 30 years ago and interviews with black Texas residents recalling how they were treated in the Jim Crow 1950's. Ms. McCrummen is a reporter based in Nairobi: it would seem the Post could bring in someone based in Texas for this research, but perhaps the editors weren't looking for someone with local knowledge so much as someone willing to grind the ax against Governor Perry....

    09/22/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011
    Andrew Breitbart appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the Big Government investigative report on the Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book. Breitbart promises more stories are about to break on this including an interview with the prostitute who McGinniss used as a source for the book. Video at link:
  • ‘Progressive’ group ramps up attack on Issa(gunwalker)

    09/16/2011 7:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    “A liberal advocacy group is filing an ethics complaint against Rep. Darrell Issa, alleging that the California Republican has repeatedly used his public office for personal gain,” The Hill reported Tuesday. The group, American Family Voices, is planning to file the complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) ... “This is all a well-coordinated plan,” John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog asserts. “Those who lodged the ethics complaint make no secret of the fact that they rely on the discredited NY Times story.” That would be the hit piece discussed a month ago in this column that showed...
  • Iowa tea party: wants to keep details private on deals with Palin staff

    08/31/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 71 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    RedState's Erick Erickson tweeted that something's going on between Sarah Palin and the Iowa Tea Party., just as the Wall Street Journal reported.I looked up the reference Mr. Erickson gave, and there's definitely something going on, but it's "private, for now."Christine O’Donnell is off the guest list – again – and Sarah Palin is a “maybe.” In the latest episode in the drama over the speaking lineup for Saturday’s Tea Party of America rally in Iowa, organizer Ken Crow said Palin’s staff called this morning to say Palin’s appearance at the rally was “on hold” until three changes were made....
  • Yellow Journalism

    08/22/2011 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Just days before the U.S.-Colombia free trade pact heads for a vote, the Washington Post publishes a story claiming Colombia's miracle is a sham. This is a smear unworthy of the name "journalism." Topping the front page in its Sunday edition with "A case of aid gone bad in Colombia," the Post attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S.'s $8 billion Plan Colombia military program that broke the back of its drug cartels was really ... a waste. Pay no attention to the safety, security and economic growth that have made Colombia such an attractive partner for a...
  • Let the Obama/MSM attacks begin!

    08/16/2011 3:45:02 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 4 replies ^ | 08/16/2011 | Caleb Howe
    The below video from (h/t Larry O’Connor) shows one of the most blatant, race-baiting moments in recent memory. But not from the person MSNBC wants you to think it came from......
  • White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign?

    07/19/2011 7:10:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 7/19/11 | Jerome R. Corsi
    White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign? Former Fannie Mae chief allegedly manages 100-strong attack team from Pennsylvania Ave NEW YORK – A top Democrat, apparently operating with the full approval and cooperation of the president, has been directing a team of up to 100 who are paid to publish disinformation on a wide variety of websites to discredit "birthers," according to anti-Obama researchers. The radical supporters of the president, known as Obama robots, or "OBOTs" for short, have confirmed their White House-appointed ring leader is Democratic Party operative James A. Johnson, the former chairman of Fannie Mae. Initially, the...
  • Weinergate: The Line For Apologies To Andrew Breitbart Forms On The Left

    06/07/2011 1:36:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | 6-2011 | Jacobson
    Monday, June 6, 2011 Weinergate: The Line For Apologies To Andrew Breitbart Forms On The Left Now that more photos and information are coming out from multiple sources about Anthony Weiner's online exchange of photos and salacious talk, it is worth revisiting how the left blogosphere relentlessly pushed the meme that this was an Andrew Breitbart hoax: Charles Johnson: Joseph Cannon: DailyKos: Eric Boehlert, who took time out from proofreading: The hoax theory also made its way into the mainstream media via Jeffrey Toobin on CNN: (see Toobin video on the linked site) While this drama still is unfolding, it...
  • Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google

    05/12/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies home ^ | Josh Halliday
    Facebook has been caught secretly paying a top public relations firm to plant negative stories about Google in the US media. Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest PR firms, attempted to get USA Today, the Washington Post and other high profile US news outlets to write scaremongering stories about Google's privacy policies. The explosive revelation – which will seriously damage relations between the two technology giants, already bitter rivals – came to light in leaked emails late on Wednesday. Facebook later confirmed to the Daily Beast that it had hired Burson-Marsteller. Paul Cordasco, a spokesman for Burson-Marsteller, told the Guardian...
  • Former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey writing tell-all book; 'Blind Allegiance' due out May 24

    04/18/2011 6:24:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WREG.COM ^ | 4/18/11
    When a book is called "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," you can guess it's not a happy story. An imprint of Simon & Schuster announced Monday that it had signed up "Blind Allegiance," a long-rumored tell-all by former Palin aide Frank Bailey.
  • Questions About Father Corapi's Military Records Raised, Again

    03/30/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/28/11 | Tancred
    Heads up... the first time it got out there was a few years ago, and someone took some time debunking it back in two thousand eight.
  • Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Movie About 2008 Presidential Election

    03/09/2011 6:54:30 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Wednesday March 9, 2011 | By NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Sarah Palin is getting the movie treatment with HBO Films' Game Change. Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore will portray the former Alaska governor in the project, which will chronicle Palin's burst into the national scene as a surprise vice presidential candidate in 2008. Directing Game Change is Jay Roach, director of the Meet the Parents movies as well as the HBO film Recount, which examined the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with a focus on the Florida recount. Game Change is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book about the 2008 presidential elections and follows John McCain’s campaign from...
  • Anatomy of a Smear

    02/28/2011 8:36:59 AM PST · by Jeff Gardner
    Question: How do secular progressives respond to Lila Rose exposing Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of sex trafficking and statutory rape? Answer: With a photoshopped smear campaign! Listen to The Heart of the Matter and join the push back!
  • Anatomy of a Smear How Media Matters Exploits Fake Bigotry To Protect George Soros.

    02/04/2011 1:26:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    TheLid ^ | 2/4/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    You may not believe this but it is very true. Somewhere under a giant rock, located by the northern part of the Potomac river where it splits and forms a pattern that kind of looks like a wishbone, there is a secret lair filled with computers and television screens. The people who work there spend all day watching Fox news, reading conservative columnists; listening to talk radio and surfing the net trying to identify anyone who disagrees with a project that George (Spooky Dude) Soros is behind. The name of this nefarious organization is Media Matters and its mission is...
  • The Political Assassination of Sarah Palin

    01/13/2011 2:24:57 PM PST · by kathsua · 51 replies
    town Hall ^ | 1/13/11 | Patrick S. Adams
    It’s obvious that we are watching a centralized smear campaign with millions of tentacles which uses selective outrage to manufacture talking points where there is no real basis in fact in order to try to destroy Sarah Palin. Watching the liberal media perform intellectually dishonest mental gymnastics (which are probably better described as sleight of mind tricks) is akin to watching a little kid who knows he’s about to lose move the ball on the pool table when the other kid isn’t looking in a last ditch effort to turn the game. These political air benders defecate on the face...
  • Communist Party USA Amps Up Smear Campaign Against Patriots

    01/11/2011 7:04:43 PM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 9 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 1/12/2010 | Trevor Loudon
    The Communist Party USA is wasting no time exploiting the recent tragic murders in Arizona to amp up its vilification campaign against the Tea Party and patriotic politicians and media personalities. They realize they have a golden opportunity here to do their enemy some real damage. This is a great case study in how communist propaganda works - take an emotionally charged event, deliberately ignore or falsify the evidence and vilify your opponent from multiple directions.
  • Bobby Jindal's Downside (Jindal as POTUS? Take a closer look at his record as Louisiana governor)

    11/26/2010 6:35:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 197 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2010 | Tom Roberson
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is busy promoting his new tome Leadership and Crisis with book tour stops all over the country. This latest tour comes on top of his previous speaking tours to raise campaign cash for himself and various Republican candidates around the country. The only place Governor Jindal has trouble visiting is his home state of Louisiana. The joke in Louisiana is that Bobby is known as a governor in 49 states. Governor Jindal is intelligent and very well-educated, and he manages to look like a creditable leader during a crisis. In this he learned well from...
  • TRENDING: O'Donnell threatened to sue radio station

    10/27/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT · by library user · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2010
    ~ EXCERPT ~ (CNN) - Christine O'Donnell, the surprise Tea Party-backed Senate candidate in Delaware, threatened to sue a local radio station if it did not turn over a videotape of an interview it conducted with her. O'Donnell's campaign later apologized to the station for the threat, WDEL reports. O'Donnell appeared on WDEL's "The Rick Jensen Show" Tuesday, during which she fielded several questions from listeners and the host. Upon the conclusion of the interview, an O'Donnell aide demanded video of the interview be turned over to the campaign and destroyed because such videotaping had not been previously approved. It...
  • Democrats activate maniacal pre-election smear machine

    10/19/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | Posted: October 19, 2010 | David Kupelian
    One of the most extraordinary and consequential races to be decided Nov. 2 is one you've probably never heard of – the challenge to powerful 12-term "progressive" Rep. Peter DeFazio by renowned scientist Art Robinson in Oregon's 4th Congressional District. There's been little press on this race. Dick Morris and Karl Rove, during their nightly election-race analyses on "Hannity," don't mention it. And the Republican National Committee hasn't even given a cent to the Republican challenger. Why? Because they've all considered Robinson's race against DeFazio unwinnable. Until now. Art Robinson, Ph.D. As WND reported Friday, an eye-opening independent poll shows...
  • Conway questions Rand Paul’s religious faith in new ad (KY Senate)

    10/16/2010 7:00:37 PM PDT · by Saint Reagan · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | October 16, 2010 | Jack Brammer
    Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway questions the religious faith of his Republican opponent, Rand Paul, in a new television ad launched Saturday. “Why was Rand Paul a member of a secret society that calls the Holy Bible a hoax …?” asks the ad. “Why did Rand Paul once tie a woman up. Tell her to bow down before a false idol and say his God was Aqua Buddha?”
  • Vote Like a Man

    10/08/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 17 replies
    New York magazine ^ | Sep 26, 2010 | Dan Amira
    During the presidential campaign two years ago, when certain more exercised opponents of Barack Obama went out of their way to use his middle name—Hussein—even other Republicans chastised them for Islamic fearmongering. After talk- radio host Bill Cunningham repeatedly mentioned Obama’s middle name at an event for John McCain, McCain himself called it “totally inappropriate.” When the Tennessee Republican Party issued a press release that expressed concern “about the future of the nation of Israel if Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is elected president of the United States,” Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan said the “RNC rejects these kinds of...
  • Christine O'Donnell: OK to use $20,000 in campaign funds to pay her rent?

    09/21/2010 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 21, 2010 | Ben Nuckols
    Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell used more than $20,000 in campaign funds to pay her rent and other personal expenses, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission. Backed by tea party activists, O'Donnell upset longtime Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's GOP Senate primary and will face Democrat Chris Coons in the battle for Vice President Joe Biden's former seat. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan watchdog group, is the latest in a series of allegations of financial irregularities involving O'Donnell, a conservative Christian activist and frequent candidate who has...
  • Christine O'Donnell's Career, RIP (Power Line)

    09/18/2010 2:18:41 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 186 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | John
    Christine O'Donnell's campaign went off the rails today when Bill Maher announced that he has previously-unseen clips of O'Donnell from the late 1990s when she appeared several times on his show. In one clip, she says that she once "dabbled into witchcraft." I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...]One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I...
  • GA Gov (Establishment Pick!) Candidate Nathan Deal Faces Family Bankruptcy, Bad Loans

    09/16/2010 7:05:45 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 38 replies
    WSB News Radio AM 750 | 16 Sept 2010 | Robert A Cook PE
    Nathan Deal is a former GA Congressman. He won a close-fought GOP primary just weeks ago, but now is disclosing (reluctantly!) three financial problems at the same time he is trying to start his governor campaign. The combination of bad timing, bad finances, and bad data on the candidate's financial disclosure sheets may cost the Republicans the Georgia governor race. (He faces Roy Barnes - an NEA and union and minority favorite - who lost the governor race two elections before. Name recognition, if nothing else, is positive for Barnes, negative for "Deal" with this information.) His daughter's business failed,...
  • Palin’s New Defenders: Liberal Feminists

    09/02/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by curth · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2010 | By Katrina Trinko
    Yesterday, Vanity Fair released yet another long hatchet job piece about Sarah Palin. But what this piece has generated — well, besides incredulity that a magazine of Vanity Fair’s caliber would run a character assassination piece almost entirely based on anonymous sources — is a bipartisan backlash. Not against Palin, but against Vanity Fair. Politico’s Ben Smith has already debunked two of the stories told in the piece. Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, tweeted that she was “annoyed by [Palin] being called to task things normal for any male pol. Like using cute kids as props.” Later, in response...
  • Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and the rest....Why are some of you smearing them?

    08/30/2010 10:45:52 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 58 replies
    Me ^ | 8/30/2010 | Me
    I have been on this site for about 3 years or so. I listen and learn from Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Levine and so many more. I, like most of you, have taken valuable time from my family to help preserve freedom. I have gone to (band played) NUMEROUS Tea parties, been to NUMEROUS town halls, Called and emailed Senators, Congressmen both in state and federal. Been to 9-12 meetings, handed out brochures and battled local government over school agendas. I have received hate mail, threats and have lost sleep... all the while finding time to work and spend time with...
  • The Transformation of the American Conservative Movement into Fascism [mega barf]

    08/13/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 71 replies · 2+ views
    Veterans Today ^ | 10 Aug 2010 | Posted by Michael Leon
    Editor’s Note: The following is the new epilogue from Max Blumenthal’s book, Republican Gomorrah, now out in paperback (Basic/Nation Books, 2009). I am not sure when I first detected the noxious fumes that would envelop the conservative movement in the Obama era. It might have been early on, in April 2009, when I visited a series of gun shows in rural California and Nevada. Perusing tables piled high with high-caliber semi-automatic weapons and chatting with anyone in my vicinity, I heard urgent warnings of mass roundups, concentration camps, and a socialist government in Washington. “These people that are purchasing these...
  • Bruce Bartlett's Intellectually Dishonest Smear of the Tea Party Movement

    06/10/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 55+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2010 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Last week, Bruce Bartlett, the fair-weather supply-sider who recently converted to Keynesianism, embarrassed himself by launching an intellectually dishonest smear of the Tea Party movement. This shouldn't come as a surprise. Mr. Bartlett has been trying to smear the movement since we began voicing our opposition to Obama's $787-billion "stimulus" legislation, which Bartlett himself so enthusiastically defended. A year and a half into that economically disastrous program, Mr. Bartlett is looking to change the subject, hoping, perhaps, that his own ill-advised support for that fiasco will be forgotten. From its inception in February 2009, the Tea Party movement has...
  • Greene Campaign Responds to "Smear"

    05/02/2010 9:24:42 PM PDT · by no dems · 5 replies · 299+ views
    The ^ | April 30, 2010 | Chris Good
    Mere hours after real estate billionaire Jeff Greene announced he's running for Senate in Florida, the attacks have been flying. To my knowledge, most of them aren't coming from the campaign of Greene's new opponent in the Florida Democratic Senate primary, Rep. Kendrick Meek. (They were trafficked to me by the Service Employees International Union.) But Greene's campaign is lashing out at the "smear" campaign, and accusing Meek's operation of orchestrating it. Greene campaign consultant Paul Blank released the following statement Friday afternoon: "It's been 4 hours since Jeff Greene announced his campaign, and already it's politics as usual." "Kendrick...
  • I Am Not Saying Joe Stack Is A Teabagger, But He’s A Little Teaish (Spew, you will)

    02/20/2010 2:25:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1,383+ views
    News One for Black America ^ | February 19, 2010 | Casey Gane-McCalla
    Jon Stacks was a very angry, emotionally disturbed man. His problem with the IRS was just a personal as political. I’m not going to say that Joe Stack was a Tea Party member. Although his rant definitely included some rhetoric that could be right out of a Tea Party manual, he also had some crazy ideas that weren’t necessarily part of the Tea Party manifesto. Even Glenn Beck, the court jester of the Tea Party was quick to point out that while Stacks left some rhetoric in his manifesto that could be considered “communist,” When you read his anti-tax ravings...
  • NYT, NYMag, WaPo, TIME Agree: Joe Stack Was One Crazy Teabagger!

    02/19/2010 2:50:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies · 2,701+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 19, 2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    Responding to this post, a reader e-mails with a handy round-up of MSM attempts to tie Joe Stack to the tea-party movement: Subject: NY times first MSM'er to make the "Tea Bag" connection They had to stretch back 20 years to do it, but their crack researchers came thru in a pinch. “In April 1990, a firebomb packed with a tea bag — a reference to the Boston Tea Party — and addressed to the I.R.S. was placed in the mail in Royal Oak, Mich. It exploded, injuring a postal worker.” And while they appear to make it look like...
  • Time Magazine Links Austin Suicide Pilot To Tea Party Movement

    02/18/2010 8:03:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies · 1,521+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 02/18/2010 | Noel Sheppard
    In an article about Thursday's apparent suicide by a pilot in Austin, Texas, the folks at made two seemingly intentional links to the Tea Party movement. First, the piece began: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The long, rambling rant posted on a website eerily reflected the angry populist sentiments that have swept the country in the past year. In it, a Joe Stack inveighed against intrusive Big Brother government, corrupt corporate giants, irrational taxes, as well as the "puppet" George Bush. (See the making of the Tea Party movement.) Then, after the third paragraph which concluded, "Toward the end of what appears to...
  • How long did it take for the left to blame tea partiers for Austin plane attack?

    02/18/2010 4:24:37 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 66 replies · 2,663+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/18/10 | David Jeffers
    Today Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused the pilot of the plane that smashed into the IRS building in Austin, Texas of being a teabagger terrorist.
  • Tea Party movement full of racists and conspiracists according to FOX poll (FreeRepublic featured)

    02/13/2010 8:04:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jimmy Orr
    Yesterday we told you about a poll that showed Gumby -- theoretically -- locked in a tie against President Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Today, another interesting poll... How would you describe the Tea Party movement? Well, if you went to MSNBC you'd probably find something unflattering. Over at FOX News, on the other hand, you'd expect to see something quite positive about the group. That's what makes a poll on the FOX News website stand out. Who are you? FOX asked its visitors: What do you think the tea party movement is about? Of the nearly quarter million...
  • Howard Dean: Republicans 'Don't Believe in Science'

    02/11/2010 5:25:17 PM PST · by Justaham · 54 replies · 936+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 2-11-10
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: With some climate-change skeptics using the record snowfall totals to argue that global warming doesn’t exist -- the family of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., built an igloo near the Capitol and labeled it “Al Gore’s New Home” -- former DNC Chairman Howard Dean today blasted back. In an interview with ABC News, Dean said this attitude reflects a GOP rejection of science. “One of the most disturbing things about the Republican Party over the last couple of decades is that just they don’t believe in science any more. And that is not an approach that...
  • Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)

    02/10/2010 1:35:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 54 replies · 2,177+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-10-10 | Kerry Picket
    A sign created by a poster at Free Republic, and then recreated in a Captain America comic, has led Marvel to admit a mistake. *updated "It looks like Marvel Comic's Captain America is throwing his mighty shield at the Tea Party Movement. Warner Todd Huston wrote on his Publius forum blog that the super-powered soldier who fought the Nazis in WWII observes with disdain Americans who are seemingly compared to Tea Party Movement protesters of today:"In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what...
  • Fox News Nails ‘60 Minutes: Spent Ten Minutes on Palin, Skipped Reid’s ‘Negro’ Remark

    01/11/2010 4:35:24 PM PST · by curth · 12 replies · 896+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 11, 2010 | By Scott Whitlock
    Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn on Monday hit 60 Minutes for spending ten minutes out of a 13 minute segment highlighting negative dirt on Sarah Palin. At the same time, the news magazine ignored racially charged remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shawn analyzed Anderson Cooper’s January 10 interview with the authors of Game Change, observing, "...Most of the CBS story was critical of Sarah Palin." He explained, "The story did not mention Reid calling then-candidate Barack Obama light-skinned with no Negro dialect, comments for which the Senator has since apologized." This is despite the fact that authors...
  • Baucus denounces video as ‘personal smear’

    12/28/2009 8:34:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 90 replies · 3,593+ views ^ | 12/28/09 | MIKE DENNISON
    Sen. Max Baucus' office Monday denounced a widely viewed Internet video that suggested Baucus was drunk on the Senate floor last week, calling it an "untrue, personal smear" designed to attack Democrats' health-care reform legislation. "This is beyond the pale, and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere," said Baucus spokesman Ty Matsdorf.
  • Reality Check: The "Rationing" Smear... Again? (Blog directly from Hussein's website)

    11/21/2009 5:08:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,074+ views
    White House .gov ^ | 11/20/09 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Reality Check: The "Rationing" Smear... Again?Posted by Dan Pfeiffer November 20, 2009 at 03:03 PM EST When people use arguments they know are bogus, it's probably because they know they don't have any valid arguments at their disposal. So it would seem with opponents of reform in the Senate spending today obsessed with arguments about "rationing" that were debunked months ago. Their attacks are focused on the fact that the legislation supports research into what treatments work best for patients. Before we go any further, let's just say this as plainly as possible: Under health insurance reform, this research cannot...
  • MSNBC Uses Fake, ‘Sexy’ Photos of Sarah Palin on Air; Will Network Correct and Apologize?

    11/13/2009 11:21:03 AM PST · by euram · 97 replies · 5,216+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11-13-09 | Scott Whitlock
    On the Friday edition of Morning Meeting, host Dylan Ratigan featured fake photos of Sarah Palin during a mocking segment on why Americans are fascinated with the former vice presidential candidate. While listing the show’s top ten reasons, Ratigan showed a doctored photo of Palin’s head on the bikini-clad body of a woman holding a weapon.
  • On Twitter, CNN's Rick Sanchez Retracts Limbaugh Smear

    10/16/2009 5:02:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies · 698+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-09 | John McCormack
    It looks like CNN has been so busy the past 24 hours running news stories on its website and on air about Meghan McCain's existential Twitter crisis, that Rick Sanchez's own Twitter page was only place where he could find the space to issue a mealy-mouthed apology for falsely attributing a racist quote to Rush Limbaugh. Sanchez Tweets this evening: i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad. What courage. It only took three days following his initial report and the Huffington Post to retract the quote...
  • Anti-Tax Tea Party Co-Founder: Owed IRS Half A Million Dollars

    10/12/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies · 2,896+ views
    Chattahbox ^ | October 9, 2009
    In another blow to the false narrative advanced by Tea Party operatives and Fox News that the movement is a “grassroots” uprising of ordinary Americans. A co-founder of the national anti-tax Tea Party Patriots movement, failed to disclose during her numerous media interviews and TV appearances that she and her husband filed for bankruptcy and owed the IRS half a million dollars.
  • Obama & AP Smear Conservative Town Hall Protesters

    09/27/2009 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Gateway Pundit/AP ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    At the town hall health care meetings this summer far left LaRouche activists showed up with Obama-Hitler signs. This same extremist group held Obama-Hitler signs at several events. But, now the AP and Obama are making it sound like these protesters were conservatives. The AP reported: At the G-20 economic summit that wrapped up Friday in Pennsylvania, Obama told a story about an unnamed foreign leader who privately told the president he didn't understand the at-times contentious debate over changing the health care system. "He says, 'We don't understand it. You're trying to make sure everybody has health care and...
  • The Left's Campaign To Destroy Glenn Beck

    09/24/2009 12:57:09 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 80 replies · 2,098+ views ^ | 9/18/2009 | David Horowitz
    The Left has launched a massive campaign to destroy Glenn Beck -- who right now, and along with Rush, is the most eloquent, fearless and effective warrior standing between Barack Obama and a collectivist state. The politics of personal destruction is what the left does best, and in many ways it is all the left does. "Purge" -- as in defame and then dispose of your political enemies -- is a term that leftists invented in the 1930s when Joseph Stalin staged show trials of his political enemies, defamed and demonized them, and then buried them. Witch-hunts are a leftist...