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  • Leading Liberal Website Falls For Fake Story About Michele Bachmann

    07/28/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:54 PM 07/27/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed “Americanization” labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities…‘Americanization facilities,’ if you will,” Bachmann said, according to Think Progress, which has since corrected its embarrassing flub. […] Think Progress published the erroneous story on Sunday but corrected it and issued an apology after another liberal website, the Raw Story, pointed out the massive hoax. […]...
  • #livethewage Proves Congress Has No Idea How To Budget

    Progressive group Think Progress has been putting on a bit of poverty theater over on Twitter. If you look up #livethewage you’ll find a number of progressive Congressmen pretending to live on $77 worth of groceries for an entire week. It’s all theater, meant to shock people into supporting an increased minimum wage. Thus sardines and saltine crackers are a regular purchase, for no other reason than they’re meant to shock us. In reality, these Congressmen shock us by their inability to budget or shop sales. In one case, Rep. Barbara Lee budgeted $5 for toothpaste. My wife can buy...
  • State Department Cites Daily Kos, Think Progress While Defending Kerry Apartheid Statement

    04/28/2014 2:41:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/14 | Aurelius
    In one of the clearest statements by the White House that they are completely engulfed in their own worldview, the State Department on Sunday cited both Daily Kos and Think Progress while defending Secretary of State John Kerry's offensive apartheid statement. This previous Friday, Mr. Kerry stated that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" if they did not give in to Palestinian demands during peach talks between the two groups. The State Department quickly went on defense to protect the asinine statements. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, tweeted out two articles in which other people had warned that...
  • Democrat cites his daughters to push abortion, attacks pro-life group for highlighting his remarks

    03/26/2014 7:11:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dustin Siggins
    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, March 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life group's involvement in the Michigan race for the U.S. Senate is bringing abortion into what had previously been a race focused on the economy, the low popularity of President Obama in the state, and the Affordable Care Act. On a website highlighting the pro-abortion record of Michigan Rep. Gary Peters, D-MI, the expected party nominee for U.S. Senate, Michigan Right to Life (MRTL) said that Peters “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” The statement is based on what Peters posted on Facebook on January...
  • Climate Change Could Mean No Guac For You — At Least At Chipotle

    03/04/2014 2:39:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Winograd
    Bad news for burrito lovers: Chipotle warned in its latest annual report that climate change might lead it to leave guacamole out of its burritos and bowls. The chain blames the possible change on higher prices. “In the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.” The company acknowledged such a move would be a massive disappointment to some of its customers. But, as ThinkProgress points...
  • GOP Rep. to ‘Birther Princess’: ‘Honestly, I Don’t Even Give a S**t’

    08/09/2013 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 9, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) dismissed a question about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate Thursday, calling it a “dead issue” that he doesn’t “give a sh*t” about. Mullin took a question during a town hall meeting in his Oklahoma district from a woman who identified herself as a “birther princess” and asked about “Obama’s identification fraud.” “You’re talking about the birth certificate?” Mullin responded, according to video of the exchange posted by liberal website Think Progress. “We lost that argument on November 6. We had four years to get that proven, we didn’t, we re-elected him, so that’s a dead...
  • Tolerating Islam: “He grabbed her by the hair and then shot her in the head”

    03/23/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Ransom
    Mehdi Nedder knew the suspected Islamic terrorist, Mohamed Merah, only “slightly,” says the Associated Press. But what he knows about him now has him slightly more worried. Merah, 21, killed seven people in Toulouse, France, including three children, who just happened to be Jewish, and three French paras, who just happened to be soldiers, before he was finally killed in a shootout with police. He bragged he had brought France to its knees according to various newswire accounts.  "This person doesn't represent me," said Nedder. "What worries me is what society will say tomorrow in the bakery shops, at the...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Now States Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Costs

    02/09/2013 11:14:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/13 | Joel Pollak
    The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year--they are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance. Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works

    03/15/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/15/12 | Alana Goodman
    Wonder how the left was able to mobilize so quickly on the Rush Limbaugh boycott? According to the architect behind it, Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the project was actually created in 2009, but stayed inactive until the Sandra Fluke controversy boiled over (via Legal Insurrection): I started Stop Rush in 2009, 2010, and when I went to register the domain, I saw that Rush owned StopRush.com…. The Beck work was working, and I kind of froze the Rush work, and experimented with it a little, to get a sense of who Rush’s advertisers were and what their...
  • Israel rift roils Democratic ranks

    12/07/2011 10:07:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/7/11 | Ben Smith
    Two of the Democratic Party’s core institutions are challenging a bipartisan consensus on Israel and Palestine that has dominated American foreign policy for more than a decade. The Center for American Progress, the party’s key hub of ideas and strategy, and Media Matters, a central messaging organization, have emerged as vocal critics of their party’s staunchly pro-Israel congressional leadership and have been at odds, at times, with Barack Obama’s White House, which has acted as a reluctant ally to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israeli government. The differences are ones of tone – but also of bright lines of principle – and while...
  • White House and Think Progress merger complete

    12/05/2011 7:48:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 5, 2011 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    The Center for American Progress (CAP), the George Soros funded Democratic messaging machine, runs the aggressive Think Progress website. Think Progress is obsessed with attacking the Tea Party movement as racist, the Koch Brothers as evil manipulators, and Clarence Thomas as corrupt. Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias helped ignite the false story that Sarah Palin’s electoral map was connected to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. Think Progress is the public face of CAP, dominating news cycles with its relentless attacks on anyone who opposes Obama. CAP, which was run for years by former Clinton adviser John Podesta, now is run by...
  • Iranian news agency publishes list of U.S. citizens and lawmakers

    09/02/2011 2:07:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2 September 2011 | Clare Lopez and W. Thomas Smith
    Iran’s Khomeinist news agency, Press TV – long recognized for its Jihadist-supporting broadcasts – has published what is being referred to as a veritable “hit piece” against many leading U.S. media companies, commentators, antiterrorism experts, legislators, and at least one presidential candidate – calling several by name – in what the news agency considers to be “The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.” And what observers fear may reveal a more sinister motive.
  • Think Progress Publishes Lies About the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (Shocker)

    08/30/2011 7:16:49 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-29 | Patrick Gleason
    ...As it would happen, what the folks at Think Progress find to be so damning is nothing more than an incorrect assumption, if not outright lie. During question time at the town hall, the aforementioned audience member incorrectly portrays the Pledge as a promise to Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. The spending interests on the Left repeatedly try to misinform the public with this tired and patently false claim. ATR noted the following earlier this year when similar lies were lobbed at Republican state legislators in California: "Critics wrongly contend that California legislators who signed the Pledge...
  • In allegation of Supreme Court scuffle, Wisconsin politics hits new low

    06/26/2011 7:18:30 AM PDT · by freespirited · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | 06/26/11 | Byron York
    Over the weekend, a liberal journalism group reported that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser "allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week." The report said details of the incident were "sketchy" and came from three sources who insisted on anonymity... The report was done by the liberal Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, working with Wisconsin Public Radio. The Center recently unveiled a project, funded by the Open Society Institute, to "shine a light into the operations of Wisconsin's government." It hired Bill Lueders, a longtime news editor for Isthmus,...
  • MRC’s Dan Gainor Exposes Latest Soros Funded Media on ‘O’Reilly Factor’

    06/07/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/7/11 | Erin R. Brown
    The Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor has been digging up the dirt on the deep-pocketed lefty media mogul George Soros’ funding of media operations, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly invited him on to discuss Gainor's latest piece in which he says there are ‘nearly 30 Soros-funded media operations that are part of the ‘War on Fox’.” O’Reilly asked Gainor’s opinion on the most important media operation that Soros funds. “I would say that’s probably Think Progress,” Gainor told O’Reilly. “It’s part of the Center for American Progress.
  • Allen West Gives Thumbs Down To Gingrich's Call To Bring Back Voter Literacy Tests

    05/17/2011 2:35:22 PM PDT · by Reese Hamm · 79 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | 05/17/2011 | Eric Kleefeld
    Newt Gingrich is facing criticism for yet another idea he has floated during his presidential campaign -- that the country bring back tests for voting, which were banned by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as a tool used to suppress African-American voters. Now, Think Progress reports, none other than Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL), an African-American, is disagreeing -- and referring to the sort of discrimination that his own parents faced.
  • "Celebrity Apprentice" stars urged to denounce Trump

    05/08/2011 4:43:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2011 | Daniel Miller
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - An African-American political advocacy group is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump in the aftermath of what many feel are racially tinged political comments made about President Obama. On Thursday, the organization ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based campaign to persuade black "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members Star Jones and Lil Jon to denounce Trump for what the group terms "race-baiting." Trump has made headlines in recent weeks by repeatedly questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. Obama released his longform birth certificate April 27 with the hope of settling the matter, but the issue has been...
  • Think Progress: The South Deserved To Be Destroyed By Tornados

    04/29/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Red State ^ | 4-29-11 | Tabitha Hale
    The south is still realizing the full extent of the damage caused by this week’s storms. Nearly 300 people are dead. The country is rallying in support of the devatated areas, and President Obama (who must have learned something from ignoring Nashville’s flood last year) is set break character to visit the very red state today. Anyone with a soul feels pain for those affected. Thousands have lost everything. Lives were destroyed. Think Progress (via Da Tech Guy) has instead chosen to adopt the Pat Robertson model and claim Divine Justice for those redneck Republican climate change deniers in the...
  • Ryan calls for ending oil subsidies

    04/28/2011 3:35:00 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/28/2011 | Robin Bravender
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan called for ending oil subsidies Thursday, further complicating Republican efforts to stay on message about rising gas prices. The Wisconsin Republican told constituents at a Waterford, Wis., town hall meeting that he agreed that federal oil subsidies ought to end. “We’re talking about reforming the safety net, the welfare system; we also want to get rid of corporate welfare. And corporate welfare goes to agribusiness companies, energy companies, financial services companies, so we propose to repeal all that,” Ryan said in response to a question about oil subsidies. A video of Ryan's town hall...
  • Slander The Chamber: A Last Ditch Effort To Save Democrats

    10/15/2010 5:42:09 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 5 replies
    It is the fourth quarter and the Democrats are down by a lot! They know they cannot win, but their coach is vigorously trying to prevent an embarrassing defeat on November 2nd. He blames Republicans, Fox News, John Boehner, Sean Hannity, angry people attending town halls who cling to their guns and religion, and anyone else in sight hoping that something will stick so they can catch a breath and slow down the momentum mounting against them. Like his policies, his attacks on his opposition have also failed. I guess you can’t blame a man for trying. With that in...
  • NAACP launches coalition watchdog site to ‘monitor’ Tea Party ‘racists’

    09/02/2010 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-2-10 | Matthew Boyle
    The NAACP partnered with Media Matters, Think Progress and New Left Media to launch teapartytracker.org, a website that will specifically publish and monitor “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.” Media Matters and Think Progress representatives said their content and reporting haven’t changed and that the NAACP approached their organizations seeking only to republish select content they’ve produced. The NAACP’s new teapartytracker.org is aimed specifically at highlighting “racism” in the Tea Party. New Left Media, the duo of Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll who use a “Trojan trick” to get interviews with Tea Partiers, is also...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Backlash a Symptom of Economy Says Think Progress Blogger

    08/10/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is it "the economy, stupid" or is it just that the economy makes people stupid? Either way Matt Yglesias, ThinkProgress.org blogger extraordinaire, believes the economy is what's driving conservative furor over the "Ground Zero Mosque." On MSNBC's August 9 broadcast of "Countdown," Yglesias did his best to psychoanalyze people that are upset a mosque is being built in the shadow of Ground Zero, where over 2,600 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. According to Yglesias, whose blog, ThinkProgress.org, is a function the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, opposition to the plan had nothing to do with sensitivities...
  • Busted: Dishonest Hacks at Think Progress Caught Manufacturing Another Fake Racist Tea Party Story

    07/20/2010 1:26:26 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/20/2010 | Jim Hoft
    The far left Soros-funded outfit does not just produce bogus films… They write bogus articles, too. The horrible far left hacks at Think Progress once again were caught lying about supposed racism in the tea party movement. On Monday they posted some random editorial – from early July – published in a New Hampshire paper – by some lone racist and tried to link him to the tea party…. But if you read the whole editorial you see that “tea party” is not even mentioned in the racist editorial! The tea party is not linked to this racist in anyway....
  • Soros Funded Blog Puts Out Fraudulent Racist Tea Party Video…White House Behind It?

    07/16/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-10 | Curt
    Mike's post yesterday about the NAACP’s recent goals to distract from Obama’s failures by leveling charges of racism is a great compliment to this one by Bob Owens. Bob describes how Think Progress, a blog founded by the George Soros insidious group The Center for American Progress (CAP) (and a very influential group inside the Obama administration), is putting out false propaganda to paint the Tea Party as racist. Days after the NAACP passed a resolution calling all Tea Party members as racist. (h/t Gateway Pundit) Think there is no coordination going on with this White House? Do you remember...
  • Think Progress Issues Fake Racist Pics To NAACP

    07/15/2010 8:01:43 PM PDT · by bocopar · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Bob Parks: Black& Right ^ | 7/15/10 | Bob Parks
    In yet another display of disrespect to black people, Think Progress has apparently provided fake pictures of Tea Party 'racism' to the NAACP. In the PR Newswire story 'CAIR Backs NAACP Resolution on Tea Party Racism', a link is provided to the NAACP website story of their resolution against the Tea Party. That story contains many jpegs of Tea Party participants holding signs with racist verbiage. One problem: the pictures are fakes.
  • Tea-party crashers: 'I'm gay for Palin'

    04/14/2010 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 74 replies · 2,776+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    As tea partiers flocked to hear former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speak at a tea-party rally on the Boston Common, apparent crashers or agents provocateurs appeared at the event today carrying signs with racial slogans and messages attacking Palin and the tea-party movement. The following are photos of purported crashers at the event posted on Flickr.com:
  • Think Progress Caught Using Three Year Old Film, Liberal Plants to Smear Tea Party as Racist

    07/15/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    The leftist group Think Progress has taken down and edited a video smearing the Tea Party movement as racist after being caught using three year old footage. The group kept in footage and images of leftist provacateurs who were caught infiltrating Tea Party rallies with racist messages.Think Progress originally released a 53 second YouTube video yesterday entitled "Tea Party Racism". That video is now blocked and was replaced this morning with an edited version that runs 50 seconds.Taken out was two short clips of a white man yelling, "Go home wetbacks." That footage turned out to have been posted to...
  • Out of Thousands of Tea Party Rallies, Liberals Tout 44 Seconds of 'Racism' in New Video

    07/15/2010 7:23:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    The liberal group Think Progress has fellow liberals all excited today with a video that purports to document alleged pervasive racism at Tea Party rallies.The fifty-three second YouTube video contains about forty-four seconds of racist or bigoted statements or images. Out of the millions who participated in the thousands of Tea Party rallies over the past year-and-a-half, the video features footage or photos of fifteen 'bigoted' people. They even throw in a gratuitous shot at Glenn Beck with a photo of a woman holding a sign that simply says "Thank God--There's Glen (sic) Beck!"Inadvertently acknowledging a shortage of Tea Party...
  • Politico 'Hearts' Left-Wing Blog Think Progress; Says Glenn Beck is Blog’s New Target

    10/11/2009 8:21:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,110+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If there was any question which side of the ideological blogosphere a lot of the inside-the-beltway media establishment go to regularly, Politico may have just cleared that up. In an Oct. 11 Politico story headlined "Think Progress makes its mark," which was the top story on its Web site that evening, Daniel Libit paid reverence to the left-wing Center for American Progress' Think Progress blog. "Can a liberal blog launched in the midst of the Bush era - a blog that once obsessed over Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove and the outing of Valerie Plame - still make its...
  • Liberal Group Attempts a Revenge "Ambush" Against "The O'Reilly Factor's" Jesse Watters - Video

    09/21/2009 5:56:40 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 1,403+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a pathetic attempt by liberal Obama Ally "Think Progress," to "ambush" The O'Reilly Factor's Jesse Watters - who frequently "ambushes" people in the field. They were trying to get back at Watters for an "ambush" he did of liberal Amanda Terkel earlier this year (see below) . . . (VIDEOS)
  • How big media partners with left-wing blogs

    05/07/2009 3:55:37 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 1 replies · 423+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2009 | Allahpundit
    An unusually enlightening palate cleanser. If Fox News anchors started posting on HA, the hunt would be on for every last incendiary sentence ever left in the comments to prove that we’re a “hate” site. As it is, the leading lights at CBS, NBC, and MSNBC have been known to grace sludge pits like HuffPo and dKos and nary an eye is blinked, even when they “forget” to mention that they’re blogging there. I can almost understand that, though: Given the media’s own ideological slant, lefty sites must seem to them practically nonpartisan in tone, in much the same way...
  • Plagiarism!

    03/29/2008 8:40:10 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 11 replies · 805+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 29, 2008 | Dean Barnett
    LAST THURSDAY, A controversy erupted in the blogosphere. Like most controversies that start in the blogosphere and die there as opposed to gaining a second and more meaningful life in the mainstream media, the entire affair was a tempest in a virtual teapot. But this incident was a particularly pregnant one, as it revealed the difficulties the left will have in developing a coherent attack against John McCain. It also highlighted Barack Obama's most significant weakness in a match against Senator McCain.
  • Ruffini Must-Read: Conservative 'Feeder Blogs' Needed to Counter Left

    10/24/2007 10:38:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 59+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It might not be as sexy as an item about an MSM anchor exposing his liberal bias. But if there's one thing I'd encourage conservatives to read, consider and act on in the blogosphere today, it is the Patrick Ruffni column "Information Gaps on the Right" at Hugh Hewitt's blog. Ruffini's fundamental point is the need for professionalized, conservative "feeder blogs," sites that "tee up" information for other blogs. Ruffini points to Think Progress as a model from the left of what this should be:
  • Bush Offers 'Blind' Quote -- But Reporter Says He's Not Offended

    06/14/2006 1:19:13 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 80 replies · 3,591+ views
    editorandpublisher ^ | June 14 06 | Editor and Publisher
    At his press conference this morning, President Bush, who often makes inside jokes when familiar reporters pose questions, asked Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten, who was wearing sunglasses outside, “Are you going to ask that question with shades on?” Bush noted that there was "no sun" but added, “I’m interested in the shade look, seriously.” Turns out Wallsten is legally blind and wears the sunglasses due to a rare genetic disorder called Stargardt’s Disease. But Wallsten later told the ThinkProgress web site that Bush’s comments did not offend him at all. “I never advertise it to him. I’ve never...