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  • The Tide, The Virginian Pilot and Stuck On Stupid

    06/11/2015 3:49:59 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/10/2015 | The Virginian
    The Virginian Pilot (slogan: “Dear reader, we hate your f***ing guts”) helped sell Norfolk on the “Tide.” The Tide (slogan: “if we have not run into you yet, give us time, we will.”) is a light rail system that just captured the title of “by far the biggest loser per passenger in the country.” Determined not to let go of its record of supporting every money losing public project it can find, the Virginian Pilot (favorite prediction: Norfolk will be under water by next Tuesday because of Global Warming) is doubling down on stupid. Admitting that the Tide has captured...
  • The religious bigotry of the Virginian Pilot

    06/06/2013 6:29:55 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/6/2013 | Moneyrunner
    The religious bigots at the Virginian Pilot have run editorials, news stories and carefully selected letters to the editors to smear E.W. Jackson, a Black minister who won the Republican nomination for Lieutenant governor of Virginia. Why so much hatred for a Black man? The answer is simple religious bigotry combined with the political bête noir of the Left: a Black conservative. Black conservatives are vilified as a matter of course because they represent the runaway slave to the slave masters of the Democrat Party. In the 21st Century they don’t send the dogs out after them anymore; instead they...
  • Virginian Pilot claims $430 million isn't real money.

    10/11/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/11/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The rambling incoherence of the people who write editorials for the Virginian Pilot has broken through the bounds of time and space to finally arrive in a completely new universe. A universe where the $430 million government subsidy to PBS is actually nothing, nada, zero. A universe where NOT SPENDING $430 million that we don’t have will have NO EFFECT on the federal deficit! Don’t believe me? Allow me to quote two lines from this editorial that is so mind-blowingly stupid that reading it will make destroy your brain cells: "Public broadcasting has nothing to do with the federal deficit....
  • The Virginian Pilot’s Vile, Unprincipled Attack on Governor Romney

    09/14/2012 5:22:36 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 9/14/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The Obama administration has done what many people would have thought impossible; it has united the Arab world and Israel … in despising us. Having made the editorial decision to support Obama at all cost the Virginian Pilot has relegated the destruction of America’s position in the Middle East to the back pages. It has made the editorial decision that the real news about the riots and murders engulfing the Arab world is a comment by Romney. Naked people are often a shocking, and repellent sight. Naked partisanship displayed by the Virginian Pilot is stomach churning. Using epithets like “vile”...
  • The Virginian Pilot’s Energy Policy Just Got a Test, and People are Dying.

    07/04/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 16 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/3/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot, my local paper has receives national attention recently. Its editor decided that a black mob attacking a pair of his reporters was not news. When the story finally surfaced, the Pilot’s editorial judgment was … questioned … exposed … revealed for the sorry mix of bad judgment mixed with political correctness for which the paper is notorious. As you may have heard, the Mid-Atlantic area has been hit by some pretty strong wind and thunderstorms recently which left millions without power and dozens dead. Meanwhile summer temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees are forcing people from their...
  • 100 blacks beat white couple, media bury attack

    05/01/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    WND ^ | 1 May 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    There’s outrage in Norfolk, Va., today after a white couple was attacked by a group of 100 black teenagers, and the local newspaper did not report on the incident for two weeks, despite the victims being employees of the paper. Even today, the Virginian-Pilot did not cover the crime as news, but rather as an opinion piece by columnist Michelle Washington. “Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim,” Washington wrote, describing the onslaught that began when Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami stopped at a red light while driving home from a...
  • Dear Don Luzatto, it’s not you … scratch that …. It’s you, not me.

    10/21/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/21/2011 | Moneyrunner
    Tea Party envy was running rampant in today’s Virginian Pilot as editorial page editor Donny Luzatto tried to equate the Tea Party with the Occupy Wall Street movement and it’s bastard offspring. According to Donny, they are both saying there’s something wrong with “the system.” Wrong, big government breath. The Tea Party’s focus is on big government, big taxes, big regulation, and big national debt. The Tea Party is a middle-class uprising. It took its energy to change, and in many cases take over, the Republican Party. They entered politics and helped win elections. They are in the process of...
  • Who makes monsters?

    03/31/2010 5:00:43 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/31/2010 | Moneyrunner
    I have been blogging about the hateful way the Virginian Pilot and it's editorial page editor Donald Luzatto has depicted conservatives. Richard Fernandez analyzes this phenomenon and explains why dehumanization of your opponent is primarily an occupation of the Left. Who makes monsters? Mostly the Left: because of its huge presence in the media and the arts, the Left has traditionally manufactured the most hate-objects. They’ve done it for so long that it has become almost a birthright. The photographer Zombie has documented dozens of calls from the left, from demonstrators to celebrities, for the assassination and murder of President...
  • These are the people that the Virginian Pilot supports

    03/30/2010 6:28:12 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 469+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/30/2010 | Moneyrunner
    These are the people that Donny Luzatto calls the victims of Glenn Beck, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. [click on the links to see video of the attack on Breitbart] These are the people that the Virgnian Pilot is "egging" on to bloody violence.
  • How a lie become "The Truth"

    03/27/2010 5:22:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies · 371+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/25/2010 | Moneyrunner
    By now it’s an axiom that the Tea Party people are racists, bigots and homophobes. That they shout racial slurs, spit on blacks and call Barney Frank a fag. This is done in the old fashioned way, the same way that in times past black men were accused of raping white women and then strung up. All that was needed was an accusation, it was passed around in gossip, amplified via the press megaphone and … we have another lynching. We don’t lynch blacks any more; we go in for a more high tech lynching in this wired world. We...
  • Going from bias to insane

    03/27/2010 5:18:15 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 23 replies · 568+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/26/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Donald Luzatto directs the Virginian Pilot’s editorial page. Today he flipped from bigotry to insanity. His op-ed rant entitled “Setting the stage for bloodshed” was a full throated cry for murder. Blaming the elevated partisan animosity on a mix of racism, paranoia, the economy and the “electronic media.” The latter, of course, means Fox News, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, the villains of the piece who he calls out by name. "Something horrible is coming. We know it. We can feel it.” So says Donny Luzatto. And he calls Beck paranoid? “The national shouting match has become so crazed, so...
  • Sex, Religion and the Media

    03/14/2010 7:18:05 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 203+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/13/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Should legislators be forced to attend Muslim prayers? The Virginian Pilot editors this morning came out with an editorial condemning 10 members of the Virginia legislature for avoiding a prayer by a Muslim cleric whose mosque was one that the 9/11 Jihadists highjackers attended. That seems to be a strange position to take for a member of the MSM that has in the past voiced opposition to prayer in public venues on the theory that a prayer said on public grounds is a slippery slope to the establishment of theocracy in America. The Virginian Pilot’s editorial board has always been...
  • Virginian Pilot: Thank you for endorsing Creign Deeds

    10/28/2009 5:57:57 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 395+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/28/2009 | Moneyrunner
    There is something reliable about things that are consistent. I have often said the something that is reliably wrong is as useful as something that is reliably right. Just as the public mania for stocks almost always signals a market top, the Virginian Pilot is a reliable guide. If you do the exact opposite of what they advocate in their opinion found in either their editorial (or “news”) pages the odds are heavily in your favor that you are doing the right thing. By endorsing Creigh Deeds by telling us that he will raise Virginian’s taxes I believe that the...
  • Virginian Pilot propaganda machine for ObamaCare sputtered into high gear

    08/27/2009 5:59:33 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 388+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/27/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot propaganda machine for ObamaCare sputtered into high gear, reminding me of one of those ObamaClunkers headed for the dealer to be replaced by a nice shiny Toyota. Under the guise of providing facts vs. fiction the half-assed editors apparently rewrote a press release from Team Obama using data gathered by WHO (The World Health Organization). Unfortunately, the remaining employees of the much-shrunken Virginian Pilot are not very bright, they are no longer believed and their evidence is simply belied by people’s experience. In fact, the editors, in an attempt to paint the worst possible picture of US...
  • Job Description for Virginian Pilot Editor: Must be stupid.

    08/14/2009 5:01:30 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 454+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The incandescent stupidity of Virginian Pilot editor Donny Luzzatto has to be seen to be believed. In today’s paper, complaining about the fact that the US has not built any grand monuments, highway systems or gone back to the moon, he attributes this lack to …. (wait for it) money! Having spent the public’s money like drunken editors (sailors spend their own money) during the Bush years and quintupling down during the Obama years, I am persuaded that this pile of towering ignorance is willful. It can’t be an accident; otherwise Donny would be right – like a stopped clock...
  • The NY Times explains the impossibility of states cutting their budgets … ever!

    06/22/2009 2:00:46 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 4 replies · 449+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/22/2009 | Moneyrunner
    “Reason” illustrates the way the MSM – and my local paper, the Virginian Pilot – treats the subject of budget shortfalls on the part of state and local governments. I don’t attribute it to the fact that the spouses of people in the news business typically work for the government, which would be crass. No, I attribute it to the bias in the MSM to government as the answer … to any question. Workaday Media Bias and State Budget Crises, Example #1 shows the typical manner in which pretty much any newspaper views government spending. The only bit in the...
  • Creation of a media legend

    06/17/2009 6:37:52 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 325+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/17/2009 | Moneyrunner
    When you find a beautiful woman who you hate, you can generally make someone believe she’s a slut. Go back to you high school days. Remember the prom queen dating the quarterback? Whether they remained chaste as Romeo and Juliet, you can be sure that rumors had them engaging in monkey sex. It’s called projection; and in High School, it’s engaged in by teen aged adolescents. Some people, like the Virginian Pilot’s editorial page editor- Donny Luzzatto - never grew beyond that stage. Neither did Dave Letterman … and most of the members of the mainstream media. It’s evident in...
  • Virginian Pilot Stokes the Fires of Hate

    06/13/2009 7:45:14 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 430+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/13/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot today devoted much of its (dead tree) editorial pages to stoking hatred for Conservatives. The despicable Paul Krugman who uses his NY Times column to smear conservatives on a regular basis is a Pilot fave. Today in his column “The Big Hate” he uses a blood libel against conservatives by tying the notorious anti-Semite von Brunn to the conservative side of the political spectrum. A more accurate characterization of von Brunn is found in my headline: Atheist Left Wing Journalism Major Kills Guard at Holocaust Museum Von Brunn hated Jews, Christians, capitalism, Bush, McCain and Rupert Murdoch....
  • The Virginian Pilot response to the murder of army men in Arkansas - A NEW UPDATE

    06/06/2009 9:18:18 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies · 269+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/6/2009 | Moneyrunner
    UPDATE 5: It helps to talk to the boss. The Virginian Pilot editorial staff has decided it had to condemn the killing of Private Long. Somewhat overdue, it’s still welcome. Terrorism comes to Little Rock The killing of abortion doctor Tiller was immediately followed by denunciations of violence by pro-life groups, even those who had protested Dr. Tiller. The letters to the editor following that editorial included quite a number of people who denounced what Dr. Tiller had been doing. It will be interesting and instructive to see the reaction in what President Obama has termed this Islamic country.
  • The Virginian Pilot response to the murder of army men in Arkansas - UPDATED

    06/04/2009 4:52:16 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 394+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/4/2009 | Moneyrunner
    I have asked the publisher of the Virginian Pilot to give the Pilot's response to the murder of the Army recruits in Arkansas. I'm asking because they devoted a full front page story to the killing of the abortion doctor. Is it a question of narrative or another question? I'll publish the response. UPDATE: The response from the publisher (in full) via e-mail: We condemn the violence in both cases. My reply: "No you don't." To this moment, there has been not one word of condemnation in the Virginian Pilot over the murder of Private Long. It should be noted...
  • Virginian Pilot's Questionable Answers on Virginia's Jobless Benefits

    05/27/2009 7:06:03 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/27/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Advocates and advocacy groups do themselves and others a serious disservice when they deliberately mislead the people. When the press, with the power to mold public opinion stop becoming umpires of the truth, but players on a team, they deserve to lose our respect. The fact that they press is now such an obvious player in the game of politics on the side of the Left is part of the reason that the old media is dying. Alternatives to the old media are now so easily reached that lies of commission as well as lies of omission can easily be...
  • Letters to Maurice - an ongoing series

    05/24/2009 10:58:35 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 211+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/24/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Dear Maurice, Interesting letters selection in Sunday’s Virginian Pilot. Three letters criticizing religion and one defending faith … out of seven total. One of the correspondents mentioned that 78% of Americans were self professed Christians. Let’s think about that and how it applies to your paper’s editorial judgment. I don’t know how many letters you get each day, but let’s use a nice round number of 100. You tell me if it’s more or less. If it’s 100 then Donny Luzzatto chose to publish 7. Of that 7 he chose four which discussed religion. And of those, three can be...
  • So what shall we call it?

    04/19/2009 1:48:26 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 12 replies · 506+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/19/2009 | Moneyrunner
    My local paper, the Virginian Pilot is in high dudgeon about the labels being thrown around regarding Barack Obama. They begin with a red herring: the fact that George Bush was called a fascist during his time in office. But that's a little disingenuous, as Jonah Goldberg explains, it doesn't take Guantanamo or a new entitlement to get you labelled a Fascist: I suspect - but can't prove - that the Pilot's editors are a little upset over the success of the "Tea Parties" and are ready to explain to the people who participated: "SHUT UP." ... So let's take...
  • Virginian Pilot Sells Financial Crack Heroin to Readers

    03/21/2009 3:12:50 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 431+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/21/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Like all good members of the Liberal MSM the Virginian Pilot is outraged, OUTRAGED by the financial shenanigans of those greedy Wall Street bankers who got poor, unsuspecting home buyers to get in way over their heads. How dare they! Off with their heads – or perhaps strangulation with piano wire. It seems that those greedy Wall Street types were aided and abetted by the good folks at the Virginian Pilot. “How?” you say? Well, how did those poor innocents find out about those 100% financing, no-doc, no-money down mortgages with the low, low teaser rates that were never designed...
  • The Virginian Pilot Pens Its Ode to Obamamessiah

    01/17/2009 7:54:36 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 409+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Beginning with the American Idol cover and leading to comparisons to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The Virginian Pilot has always been an interesting microcosm of the Liberal South, self-congratulatory and racist in a way that only Liberals can exhibit racism. To the Southern Liberal it’s all about race. It’s all about helping black people up, about giving them a hand, about making reparations, about telling them how bad their parents and grandparents had it and how bad they have it because those evil people (the ones that are not Liberals) hold hate in their heart and do bad things....
  • MSM Deathwatch Cont. (Status Anxiety)

    01/16/2009 4:56:23 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 6 replies · 315+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/16/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The Mainstream Media, it be troubled. As in, there are photographers like this Twitter guy who did on-the-spot citizen journalism (Was his picture less newsworthy because he wasn’t a reporter by trade? At this writing over 56,000 people have viewed it.) and there are commentators like me, who report and interpret real-time events like the debates or President Bush’s last speech to the nation. I can read the transcript and watch the President speak tonight and then comment on it (the President has aged and looks weary despite his optimistic talk). How is that different than the paid commentators? ......
  • The Virginian Pilot having abandoned their ethical standards, now demand doctors do the same.

    01/01/2009 7:53:02 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 481+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/1/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot has a … shall we say “interesting” view of ethics. Let us first get rid of the canard that journalism has ethical standards to which it scrupulously adheres. That’s a punch line for a joke, not a serious point for discussion. In this editorial it demands that people who are opposed to abortion be required – by law – to violate their own ethical standards in order to keep a job. The editorial begins with the obligatory Bush bashing. …as Bush prepares to exit the White House, he's tossing a prize to anti-abortion activists and leaving the...
  • Front Page Pilot Editorial and Good Bye to Its Public Editor

    12/28/2008 1:53:39 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 18 replies · 622+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/28/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The headline in the Virginian Pilot (dead tree edition) was an editorial. It read: Hamas rockets prompt fierce reply. "Fierce?" Beware of adjectives; they reflect the writer’s attitude. ... “The Waves of Israeli airstrikes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security installations in Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday in a crushing response to the group’s rocket fire. The attack killed at least 230 – the highest one-day toll in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in decades.” "Rained" "100 tons" "crushing" "highest one-day toll" are all editorial comments that are intended to elicit the appropriate response. We are supposed to consider the...
  • NRA may have to bag Election Day ads opposing Obama

    10/28/2008 7:12:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,805+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 25, 2008 | Julian Walker
    The National Rifle Association hopes to deliver anti-Barack Obama advertising blasts to thousands of doorsteps on Election Day. The Fairfax-based gun lobby has contacted newspapers in Virginia and other battleground states about wrapping their home-delivered products on Nov. 4 in a plastic bag that is said to read: "Vote for Freedom... Defeat Obama." That ad proposal was rejected by The Virginian-Pilot. The Richmond Times-Dispatch leaders initially told employees that the paper intended to accept the ads, according to sources in the company. But when contacted about it this week, the newspaper's strategic marketing director, Frazier Millner, said the Richmond newspaper...
  • Freep this poll from the Virginian-Pilot

    09/27/2008 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Merrittk · 21 replies · 886+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 09/27/08 | Virginian-Pilot
    Gonna need a little help from the freepers. This one can be voted on multiple times.
  • Sex and the Virginian Pilot

    08/17/2008 6:23:37 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 4 replies · 107+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/16/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot The editors at the Virginian Pilot must have had a thrill running up their leg when they wrote about the new best seller "The Obama Nation." The Virginian Pilot, never one to let facts stand in the way of opinion, had declared Jerome Corsi’s “The Obama Nation” “ - a scrim of discredited reportage..” It is, of course, a matter of settled wisdom among the Leftards that remain employed at this disreputable rag, that the Swiftboat Vets were also discredited. What’s never disclosed is what...
  • Jesse Helms and the Dialog On Race

    07/10/2008 7:02:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 175+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    When the newborn is shown to a bunch of women, you always hear the same lies: “what a beautiful baby.” The fact is that the parents are grateful that it has ten toes and fingers. And the wrinkled little tyke is anything but beautiful; we’re just glad that it’s finally out and alive. The same with that “dialog on race” that the MSM is always wishing for. It’s a lie. Here is what the MSM looks for in a dialog on race.
  • Virginian Pilot’s Answer to Every Question: Pull Out Of Iraq.

    07/10/2008 5:31:28 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 71+ views
    The Virginiam ^ | 7/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot When the war was going badly the Virginian Pilot demanded a pullout because we were losing. Now that we’re winning, the answer remains the same: pull out. The Pilot’s editorial staff sees no reason to be in the Middle East, never has, never will. They don’t make the case that the war is over and we should come home. Oh no. They state explicitly that despite the fact that we are on the verge of winning, we need to pull out Nobody might know how...
  • Virginian Pilot - Now 6 Days Without Mentioning Campaign Financing

    06/25/2008 5:02:56 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 39+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/25/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot The lead editorial from today's Virginian Pilot: Rapper's profanity at Norfolk festival was out of place Certain things go together: Peanut butter and jelly. Bikinis and sunscreen. Ants and picnics. ... Festevents, the group that organizes festivals and concerts at Town Point Park in Norfolk, will explicitly state in its contracts that bands and singers shouldn't utter profanity while performing on stage. Earth-shattering, isn't it? The ability of the idiots who steal their pay at the Pilot to have the gall to put this kind...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Public Financing and the Virginian Pilot

    06/23/2008 6:38:34 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 32+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/23/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot The Virginian Pilot has now gone four days without any reference to Barack Hussein Obama breaking his pledge to go with public financing for the general election campaign. ... What will be interesting this year will be to see if the drive-by-media will be able to drag this empty suit over the finish line ahead of John McCain? Now I grant that John is not a great campaigner. In the past his main constituency has been the media who have cheered him when he was...
  • The Pilot Echos Obama On Oil, and Exposes Itself Again As A Stupid Tool

    06/20/2008 5:31:08 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 19 replies · 59+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/20/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot When you combine arrogance, bias and stupidity in a single package you have the editorial writers for the Virginian Pilot. Today’s proof, boys and girls is the editorial page which has on it two editorials that are perfect examples of what I’m talking about. The first, No easy answers for high gas prices, proves that the editors are not only clueless about why prices are high but freely admit that they have no idea what to do … except offer platitudes. Let’s get to their...
  • Virginian Pilot and the AP shill for Obama; Provide a Direct Link to the Obama Campaign.

    06/16/2008 3:37:56 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 602+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/16/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot ...let’s show two stories in today’s Virginian Pilot, one on McCain and the other on Obama. The first story is about a McCain proposal: McCain urges end to ban on offshore drilling. It turns out that, according the David Espo, the AP writer: The current ban on offshore drilling covers an estimated 80 percent of U.S. coastal waters. It would seem unexceptional that more oil would reduce the price of gasoline. Why would we be asking the Saudis to increase production if not to reduce...
  • Virginian Pilot Brings Fecal Matter Into Your Home

    06/15/2008 6:04:54 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 66+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/15/2008 | Moneyrunner
    No, No, no, not the written content which most people agree deserves the appellation of mental compost for midgets. I’m talking about the actual physical paper product you touch with your hands. Now, I’m no more squeamish than the next guy, but I was reminded of the the deadly hazards that can be found in paper when I picked this morning’s paper up in my gloved hands and noticed this headline: “Researchers: AP’s Sludge Story Sloppy, Unfair” As is typically the case with stories found in the Virginian Pilot, this one was not written by one of the few writers...
  • Virginian Pilot Celebrates "Gotcha" Moments and Negative Campaigning

    06/14/2008 6:09:20 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies · 30+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/14/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared to the Virginian Pilot. Isn’t it the Drive-by-media that is always opining that we should “stick to the issues?” That “negative campaigning” (defined as telling the truth about Democrats) is taking the low road? Why, yes it is! So what’s the headline news in today’s Virginian Pilot? Senate candidates' staffers look for that 'macaca' moment. And why is that, boys and girls? The writer, Austin Wright, explains: Two years ago, former U.S. Sen. George Allen looked into a video camera and doomed his re-election bid. This year, the campaigns...
  • Virginian Pilot: "We Will Decide Where You Can Put Your Christian Cross, Comrade."

    04/10/2008 4:55:20 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 21 replies · 99+ views
    The Virginian/Virginian Pilot ^ | 4/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot has decided that displaying a Christian cross crosses the free speech line. Free speech must allow nude dancing and sex shows because if we close them down, we are on the slippery slope to Fascism. But displaying a cross? Horrors! People will get the idea that anything goes regarding that First Amendment. Let’s read that once again: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government...
  • "Grandma Is Typical White Person"

    03/22/2008 6:51:51 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 73 replies · 2,396+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/22/2008 | Newsmax
    Barack Obama says his grandmother is a typical white person, which in his words, means that if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, she gets scared. He then explains that is the nature of race in our society. Virginian Pilot Editors: To Paraphrase Obama = "Typical White Liberals"Barack Obama was asked about his use of his white grandmother as an example of white racism. He replied "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on...
  • The Virginian Pilot, Big Brother, Liberal Fascism, Paternalism and George McGovern

    03/08/2008 12:26:20 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 123+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/7/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Believe it or not, George McGovern is now the right wing of the Democrat party. He is even to the right of the Virginian Pilot and the Virginia legislature. In today's Wall Street Journal he makes an impassioned plea for freedom ... The Right has been accused of wanting to peer into your bedroom to see who you are sleeping with. They have been roundly defeated on this issue. The Left has invaded our bathrooms with toilet laws, our workplaces and schools with speech police, our means of transportation with mileage standards, our right to defend ourselves from mass murderers...
  • Pat Robertson may buy Virginian-Pilot

    01/12/2008 12:57:16 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 138+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/11/2008 | AP
    Televangelist Pat Robertson is considering buying The Virginian-Pilot, a newspaper he has criticized for its coverage of his activities. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced last week that it was evaluating whether to sell its assets, including The Weather Channel and the Pilot, its flagship newspaper. Robertson said in a statement to the paper Thursday that he is considering a potential bid. He said owning the newspaper would help provide internships for journalism students at Regent University, a school he founded in Virginia Beach. Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said the newspaper has characterized him unfairly.
  • Virginian Pilot For Sale (Death Throes of an Industry)

    01/05/2008 6:25:04 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 208+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/3/2008 | Moneyrunner
    A friend of mine died recently. He wasn’t that old. He had been hospitalized for months but the doctors gave his family hope that he would recover. And then one day I got a call from his wife; he had died suddenly. It was not totally unexpected, but it was still a shock. So when I saw the headline in the Virginian Pilot that Landmark Communications, the Virginian Pilot’s parent company, had hired two investment firms to see if they could sell the company, it was not a total surprise. Like the death of my friend, the timing of the...
  • Karmic Blowback

    12/10/2007 7:06:04 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 22 replies · 54+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 12/7/2007 | Ron Stone
    The following letter was printed in the Virginian Pilot by a reader sympathetic to their editorial position. Listening to and reading the hateful vitriol against undocumented immigrants, a person unfamiliar with U.S. history might conclude that we find ourselves innocent of any wrongdoing in this regard. No mention is made about how we took this land by force from the indigenous population, took half of Mexico in a war we precipitated, used slaves to build our economy and sucked the life's blood (resources, labor, environment and right to self-determination) out of Latin America and elsewhere via free trade, economic restructuring...
  • Virginian Pilot Tries To Scramble to the Winning Side...and a Helen Thomas Moment

    12/01/2007 7:06:20 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 100+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/30/2007 | Moneyrunner
    It appears that the news that things are going well in Iraq has finally reached the editorial writers at the Virginian Pilot. Donald Luzatto has mounted his high horse and is busy denouncing anyone who has noted that the Democrats and the editors of the Virginian Pilot have been calling on the US to admit defeat in Iraq and pull out. In fact he is quite vociferous about it, characterizing Cal Thomas and Charles Krauthammer, the latter a Pulitzer Prize winner, as creators of straw men, unfairly characterizing Democrats as advocates of defeat in Iraq. His foam flecked diatribe is...
  • The Virginian Pilot Insults Christians ... Again

    10/17/2007 6:29:51 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 55+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/17/2007 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot printed a vile anti-Christian smear via a column by the despicable Tim Rutten, a syndicated columnist. The column, which appeared in the print edition but not in the online edition, can be found here. Tim Rutten has been exposed any number of times as a slime artist and a mountebank, and something of a specialist in sliming Ann Coulter. But I wish to address this particularly vile column specifically. It is, of course, open season on Christians in the MSM. The Virginian Pilot is no exception. The Pilot, like it’s counterparts in the “Drive By Media” has...
  • Virginian Pilot Cretins Strike Out Again

    10/05/2007 4:49:51 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 115+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/5/2007 | Moneyrunner
    It doesn't take long to find errors of fact and distortions in The Virginian Pilot. Just read any of the "filler" between the ads that this bird cage liner calls "news stories." For example, this front page story House vote would let U.S. prosecute security contractors runs over a picture of what appears to be some kind of an armed gang, shirts hanging out, sandals and sneakers on their feet, and an assortment of ancient weapons most of which appear to be of Soviet make. This may be a picture of the armed gang guarding the NY Times building in...
  • Virginian Pilot: Defender of Phony Soldiers

    10/03/2007 6:18:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies · 207+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/3/2007 | Moneyrunner
    The passengers in the short bus who are taken to the Virginian Pilot offices each day had this to say about the faux outrage ginned up by their henchmen in the Leftist blogosphere. Rush Limbaugh is king of the court of American blowhards - his persona so blissfully cocksure that it is both politically absurd, and discernibly not human. It is comically unpossible [sic]for a man of such enormous appetites, hypocrisies, and failings to actually swallow his own moralizing, though Limbaugh does a passably good imitation of man believing his own bluster. After that compliment, the Pilot's cracked crew -...
  • The Sunday Virginian Pilot Editorial Page

    10/23/2006 6:09:55 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 211+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/22/06 | Moneyrunner
    A quick summary: An article by Margaret Edds headlines: “Voters can’t stop gay pride, progress.” Translation: The people of Virginia should not be allowed to define the meaning of marriage. These are the sort of things that should be left to the wisdom of editorial writers and Liberal judges. Message to the people: SHUT UP! An article by Mark Pinsky headlined: “Meet the new “kinder, gentler” evangelicals.” Pensky is the religion writer for the Orlando (FL) Sentinel and author of “A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for the Perplexed.” Enough said. The main article is about the US hitting...