Benghazi Emails: Media Silence and “Theology is Stupid”

A few days ago I wrote of Benghazi story:Please tell me that when our drones saw our consulate under sustained attack for seven hours, when we watched while our people were being murdered, that their rescue wasn’t inhibited because some Scheisskopf was too distracted by a contest to make a gutsy call. Please tell me that when Stevens and his team were looking for help, they were not being pushed aside by some Scheisskopf saying, “I can’t pay attention right now; don’t you know there is a pa … [Read more...]

Dem Pollster Pat Caddell: MSM is Threatening Future of Country UPDATED

The decades-long incestuous relationship between the Democrat party and the mainstream media is birthing something monstrous. This brave Democrat dares to discuss it.Pat Caddell speaks truth."First of all, we've had 9 days of lies...If a president of either party...had had a terrorist incident and gotten on an airplane [after remarks] and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified...it should have been, should have been, the equivalent, for Barack Obama, … [Read more...]

MSM Holds Its Freedom Cheap; Ours, Too

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(Neveshkin Nikolay / Shutterstock.com)My column at First Things this week chronicles the almost surreal behavior of the mainstream media as they do whatever they can to propel Obama and their preferred narrative forward.When the State Department threatened to go into a bureaucratic swoon of Judy-Garlandesque proportions if forced to answer questions about the attack, the press offered a thoughtful cold compress to soothe its frazzled brow, and then closed the door softly, as it made its … [Read more...]

Media Disorientation is Complete

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There is a Southern Baptist gentleman, who has corresponded with me for almost as long as this blog has been running. Early on, he would read a news report about the Pope, or the Vatican and he'd shoot me an email that amounted to an outraged "what is [the pope] or [the curia] doing! This is outrageous!"And I would write back and tell him, "wait four days or so, and when the story is fading, you'll see a correction or a clarification, that tells you the truth. But it won't be on page one, … [Read more...]

“Get Religion” Comes to Patheos!

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It becomes increasingly evident that, as William Schneider is quoted as saying, "the press . . . just doesn't 'get' religion" -- so much so that Deacon Greg, in addition to all of the other news-mining he engages in every day for our edification, has lately taken to chronicling the media balldrops on the subject.Even better than a Deacon/Journalist keeping track of media mishaps on religion is a whole site dedicated to the daily monitoring and analysis of press coverage on religious stories, … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A: if you’re not sure, this is how fascism works – UPDATED AGAIN

Over at Facebook, I noticed a picture of Kermit and Miss Piggy marrying, with a caption about Chick-fil-A*. I can't seem to find it, now -- perhaps the person who posted it deleted it.I confess, haven't been following this story at all. But after the Muppets picture, I saw someone ranting about Chick-fil-A being denied business licenses because they were "against gay marriage."At that point, I posted to Facebook,"Whether these Chick-fil-A people support gay marriage or not, are … [Read more...]

Aurora Slaughter and the Enthralled Tribes of America

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ViaHow overly-enthralled we are becoming to our ideological tribes? Enough, perhaps, to wonder if our too-passionate engagement with ideas is poisoning our communal well, and robbing us of our humanity. At a moment when we should be united as a people responding to evil in our midst -- and a mass murder is not a "tragedy", it is evil on legs -- it's disheartening to realize that while the dead were not yet cold, the injured were still dying or being treated, the people who are charged with … [Read more...]

Condi as Veep? Why the Dems, MSM Won’t Stand for It – UPDATED

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I admire Ms. Rice a lot; I think she's a smart and accomplished lady who can really wear a slit-skirt and boots.But I have often found it odd that, when speaking, she so frequently sounds breathless and a little afraid. Even in this audio which purports to be what has piqued the interest of the Romney camp.The rumors had Twitter very busy last night and Facebook is chattering, today; apparently Limbaugh says it might be Condi. Noonan makes a pretty good argument for why it should … [Read more...]

“It’s a Tax!”; “It’s a Penalty!”; “It’s a Ta -!”

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Apparently Mrs. Pelosi tripped over some clunky, in the way talking points.I know I'm dating myself, but all I can think of is: It's a floor wax, and a dessert topping!Ed Morrissey has more thoughts on the Obamacare ta--, pena---, floorwax … [Read more...]

Feeling Optimistic on the Roberts Ruling on Obamacare

Well! That was an invigorating and enjoyable 24-hour news cycle, wasn't it? The hysterics; the swearing and f'bombing; the renewed exposure of "real media" as ranting and incompetent drama queens; Nancy Pelosi's predictable incoherence; the wholesale giving over of Americans to their emotions! "We won!", "We lost"; "America is over!" "America is getting a second chance!"; "It's a tax!", "It's a penalty!"; "She's my daughter and my sister!"Oops. That's Chinatown, Jake.Yesterday many in … [Read more...]


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