July 29, 2010
21st Century Alchemy

As I was running an errand earlier today, I was listening to a local talk show host interview my congresswoman, Lois Capps. It was the typical softball interview you expect from a small-town talk show host. But there was one statement made by Capps that I’d heard peddled before, but I couldn’t believe anyone other […]

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July 29, 2010
Shirley Sherrod to sue

Shirley Sherrod, who was reflexively fired by the USDA a week or so back has announced she intends to sue Andrew Breitbart. No lawyer with half a brain – or working on a contingency basis – will take the case. Why? Well, a week later Chris Matthews figures it out. The Newsbusters transcript: CHRIS MATTHEWS: […]

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July 29, 2010
Deepak Chopra's charlatanism

When your main claim to fame is meaningless platitudes, you’re going to get caught occasionally.

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July 28, 2010
Rewriting history

A couple of things jumped out at me recently as I've been reading some of how the purportedly mainstream media is covering the Journo-List and Tea Party "Racism" issues. First, the Journo-List, from Politico's Roger Simon: Recently, however, the conservative website The Daily Caller, run by Tucker Carlson, got hold of many Journolist e-mails and […]

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July 27, 2010
Invoking the mercy rule

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Don’t engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man. If you’re Chris Matthews, don’t try to better Rep. Paul Ryan – you’ll lose. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Click over to Newsbusters for the transcript.

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July 26, 2010
Absolute moral authority

Heard anything about Cindy Sheehan lately? Wonder why? The last person to have “absolute moral authority” (AMA) granted to her by the mainstream media, Sheehan is no longer a useful tool now that the target of her ire would be a Democratic president. Sunday, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Salon.com (does anyone actually read that site?) […]

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July 25, 2010
The Climategate debate

Britain’s Guardian newspaper held a debate a couple weeks back over the Climategate scandal. The panel featured Steve McIntyre, proprietor of ClimateAudit.org and debunker of the infamous hockey stick graph. You can find a brief summary of the debate here. The audio of the entire debate is here at the Guardian site and certainly worth […]

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July 23, 2010
Howard Kurtz: Spectacularly dishonest

As a follow up on the post immediately below this one, Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz takes on the Journo-list scandal and includes this line: But there is no getting around the fact that some of these messages, culled from the members-only discussion group Journolist, are embarrassing. They show liberal commentators appearing to cooperate […]

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July 20, 2010
The biggest moron in the world

I must confess that I haven’t spent enough time writing about the Journo-list and the downfall of Washington Post “conservative” blogger Dave Weigel and today’s Daily Caller article on an effort by members of the Journo-list in 2008 to brand conservatives interested in the controversy over President Obama’s former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright as racists. […]

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July 17, 2010
What gerrymandering wrought

The worst thing about gerrymandering is that you get districts created that are weighted in such an incredibly partisan fashion that blithering idiots can be re-elected time and time again. This week’s evidence, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who by the way has a degree in political science from Yale. Yes, this woman sits on the […]

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