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Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore’s celebration weekend in Tennessee wasn’t all dinner and dancing. The former vice president managed to find time this past weekend to post a series of videos on his peer-to-peer video sharing site, Current.tv – including one calling for “government-funded” health care. Gore is chairman of Current.tv. Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore’s celebration weekend in Tennessee wasn’t all dinner and dancing. The former vice president managed to find time this past weekend to post a series of videos on his peer-to-peer video sharing site, Current.tv – including one calling for “government-funded” health care. Gore... continue reading
“You know, Ron Reagan’s fiscal record was not so great…” claimed Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine. Tumulty was a guest on CNN’s ‘Your $$$$$’ October 13, providing political analysis on the economic policy proposals of the presidential candidates. The segment was titled “Fear Factor.” Christine Romans, began with the observation that there is a political party that believes, “government needs to expand its reach to protect citizens from catastrophe.” No, Romans assured us, “We are not talking about terrorism, we are talking about the economy.” Co-host Bill Tucker said Democrats were “focusing on American insecurities in regard... continue reading
ABC and CBS admit Social Security is in trouble, but why can’t the left? “In 10 years time, Social Security will be paying out more in benefits than it takes in taxes and about the time the last of the baby boomers retires, the system will go bankrupt,” ABC correspondent David Wright said on the October 15 “World News Tonight with Charles Gibson.” “Of course it's perfectly obvious how to fix it, either raise taxes or cut benefits. But, politicians have been unwilling to do either.” ABC and CBS admit Social Security is in trouble, but why can’t the left?... continue reading
Columnist Frank Rich's super-sized Sunday op-ed, " The 'Good Germans' Among Us ," ripped into America , likening war supporters to the Nazi Gestapo. "Our moral trajectory over the Bush years could not be better dramatized than it was by a reunion of an elite group of two dozen World War II veterans in Washington this month. They were participants in a top-secret operation to interrogate some 4,000 Nazi prisoners of war. Until now, they have kept silent, but America 's recent record prompted them to talk to The Washington Post. "'We got more information out of a German general... continue reading
Times reporters can barely conceal their surprise anddisdain when they discover not everyone in America hates the president's guts. White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who has a habit of saying Bush's "domestic agenda is in tatters," filed the snarky " Low in Polls, Bush Makes More Time for Friendly Crowds " from Rogers, Ark. Typically for the Times, Stolberg took the trouble to quote the pro-Bush questioners, as if expecting her readers to be enganging in a collective "can you believe these people?" wince. "Out there in the rest of America, polls show that about twice as many people... continue reading
In the past couple of days there have been some interesting school stories in the news – and some other provocative stories not covered widely by the mainstream media. What's been covered? Handwringing over the federal No Child Left Behind law, a celebrity-funded program that gives poor kids food over the weekend, and a charter school program producing an 80 percent college attendance rate. What hasn't been covered? California's newly signed laws that effectively turn public schools into homosexual indoctrination centers, and may even allow boys and girls who “identify” as the other sex to use each other's bathrooms and... continue reading
Tiki gods and animal gods are okay, but apparently the God of the Bible isn't safe for listeners of Radio Disney. According to an email obtained by Liberty Counsel, a media buyer received instructions from Radio Disney to cut the words “chosen by God” from ad copy for the upcoming movie The Ten Commandments . You can hear the original ad and the edited one at the Liberty Counsel Web site. The movie, which will open in theaters October 19, tells the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Frank Yablans, the CEO of Promenade Pictures, the company releasing the... continue reading
CBS “Evening News” has a strange way of commemorating unpleasant historical events. The October 14 broadcast observed the 20 th anniversary of the Oct. 19, 1987, stock market-crash by comparing today’s economic climate with that one. Funny thing, CBS reported “Black Monday’s” initial 22.6 percent plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but skipped the bull run that led to the 25 percent gain by the end of 1988. “[T]he avalanche [Oct. 19, 1987, stock-market crash] was made worse by computer program trading, but the things that triggered it were overvalued stocks, a weak dollar, a period of extreme market... continue reading
Public Editor Clark Hoyt earned his keep Sunday (piggybacking off a New York Press story by Matt Elzweig) by skewering New York Times Magazine Q& A writer Deborah Solomon forhighly questionableinterview practices. "Though presented in a way that suggests a verbatim transcript, the order of the interview is sometimes altered, and the wording of questions is changed - for clarity or context, editors say. At least three interviews have been conducted by e-mail because the subjects couldn't speak English or had other speech difficulties. And, Solomon told me, 'Very early on, I might have inserted a question retroactively, so the... continue reading
Have you heard the one about the company that “went green” and ended up actually saving money? Sounds great, doesn’t it? The problem is the connection between the two is less than certain. “[T]he mutual fund I manage, the Free Enterprise Action fund, we’re actually filing a petition with the SEC in the upcoming week to require these companies to disclose the business risk of global warming alarmism and global warming regulation,” Steve Milloy, head of the Free Enterprise Action Fund and webmaster of Junkscience.com, said on CNBC’s October 12 “Street Signs.” “You know, we’re seeing a lot of bad... continue reading