Jimmy Carter: Worse than Timothy McVeigh

August 15, 2010 // 5 Comments

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That’s the consensus of 43 conservative bloggers asked to rank the 25 worst figures in American history. Charles Manson didn’t make the list. Neither did Jeffrey Dahmer or John Wayne Gacy. Or even Jim Jones. An ineffectual one-term [...]

Fearing Minnesota

March 29, 2010 // 1 Comment

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I’ve criticized the rhetorical excesses of certain conservatives during the health care reform debate, and I’ll be equally unsparing toward hyper-paranoid partisans eager to play the victim: Think about it – do you really feel safe [...]

when partisans attack

May 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Far right Republicans accuse the opposition of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Far left Democrats accuse the opposition of being the enemy: You’re helping Hitler. You’re as a bad as Hitler. Hard to say which is worse, but [...]

partisan media prevailing

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

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MSNBC, having recently surpassed CNN in ratings for the first time, has added another liberal stalwart, radio yakker Ed Schultz, to its nightly line-up. Fox News, MSNBC’s conservative counterpart, has also seen a ratings spike, thanks in large [...]

the myth of media watchdogs

January 29, 2009 // 3 Comments

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The two most prominent such groups, Media Matters and the Media Research Center, are starkly partisan. Representing the left, Media Matters: Pulling a collective Rip Van Winkle, the White House press corps has awakened from its extended nap just in [...]

random observations of the week that is

November 6, 2008 // 7 Comments

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*Rahm Emanuel is a dick. That seems to be the consensus, and he represents the kind of attack dog partisanship I detest. That said, I wouldn’t read too much into his appointment as chief of staff. His job is to be the president’s [...]

fraud, what fraud?

October 12, 2008 // 3 Comments

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Partisan hypocrisy defined: The right wing, the McCain/Palin camp, and now even CNN is screaming fraud on based on 2000 bogus ACORN registrations in Indiana. Like most “Conspiracies” this is probably a case of incompetence rather than [...]

i got a house you can foreclose

September 29, 2008 // 15 Comments

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I don’t know whether the bailout should’ve passed or not. But when I hear what caused it’s defeat, I’m outraged. Once again, the children prevailed. The first middle finger of blame points to Nancy Pelosi, whose partisan [...]

the farce that is cable news

August 28, 2008 // 2 Comments

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The three cable news channels have taken sides, and they don’t even bother to veil it anymore. CNN is, in fact, the Clinton News Network, employing former advisers James Carvillle, David Gergen, Wolf Blitzer and the execrable Paul Begala, who [...]