LA Times Raises an Eyebrow at Ann Romney’s Horse?

It is, of course, the usual mainstream media free-assist that should probably be considered a kind of campaign contribution: the LA Times, read by Hollywood folk who air-condition their garages while telling the little people to make sure they hang their laundry out to dry, today tries to help the Obama campaign's class warfare efforts by talking about Ann Romney's equestrian hobby, which both the headline and the very first paragraph of the Times' story points out, is "pricey."This is an … [Read more...]

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The Pope and the Giant Egg – UPDATED

UPDATE: Also, I don't know where I got this, but it's kind of stunning to listen to almost 20 years later.The press' obsession with abortion -- and the possibility that this mean old church might somehow take it away from them -- has been breathtakingly consistent, over-dramatic, and pathetic."It could deprive them of a freedom of choice the communists never tried to take away from them."And obviously a legion of female news reports learned their voice-over technique from Bert … [Read more...]

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Trayvon and the MSM: “Who will guard the guardians?” UPDATED

It's an ironic question, given George Zimmerman's own ideas about guardianship, but it's one that needs to be asked of the mainstream press.A long time ago, in the midst of of a month-long discussion on media, I noted a piece by a journalist who bristled at the existence of alternative media. To his way of thinking, the internets lacked the scruples, ethics, and sensibilities of "the mediating intelligences" within traditional, mainstream media. I had suggested, back then, that the whole … [Read more...]

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Dear Press: The Seniors Don’t Believe You Anymore

Yesterday we talked a little about the dialogue between David Gregory and Newt Gingrich, and I wrote:Our “free press” is no longer free. It’s becoming more like Pravda — the house organ for the party to which it is enthralled — every day. If you look at the Gingrich/Gregory exchange from that perspective, then that was a pretty remarkable segment. Sometimes, what someone in the press does not say, or where they do not interrupt is as telling as what they bellow.I don't know if the press … [Read more...]

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No, David Gregory is not a Hack

I'm seeing a lot of remarks on Twitter about this exchange between Newt Gingrich and David Gregory this morning.I'm seeing people saying Newt "schooled" David Gregory; that he "took it to" Gregory and so forth, but Gregory lets Gingrich speak for nearly two full minutes, uninterrupted, and in doing so he allows Gingrich to point out all of the issues that are going undiscussed, everyday, while the Democrats and the media promote the absolutely false narrative that anyone is trying to ban … [Read more...]

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Chris Matthews and his Trained Baboons

I couldn't believe the headline so I had to see it for myself and yeah, Chris Matthews actually said this:“There are a number of people who have chosen to convert to the Catholic faith because they don”t like the liberal positions taken by their sectarian groups,” said Matthews, “that’s a fact, you can write that down. . . .I’m saying that some people who are bigoted against gay people have changed religions, yes."This is a guy who profoundly misunderstands his own faith and its teaching … [Read more...]

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Catholic Food Pantry, Surrender Your Conscience!

Some may remember that back in November, Mrs. Pelosi proclaimed her love for the church but noted regretfully, "they have this conscience thing". And it is really getting in the way of where she thinks society should be.Thus, the move to dismantle the Catholic conscience -- or at least to redefine it as a threat to the public good -- is underway. To that end an administration that didn't need to involve the churches in its policies at all has gone out of its way to do exactly that.And … [Read more...]

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WH never “botched” contraception question

I have my own thoughts about last Friday's "accomodation" by the White House and the HHS, but I am saving those for my First Things column, tomorrow, so here is what has developed over the weekend on that front:Law Prof William Jacobson remembers the "odd" debate question:Remember when George Stephanopoulos, at the New Hampshire Republican debate on January 7, brought up and harped on whether the candidates thought states could ban contraception?Everyone, at least on our side of the … [Read more...]

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Bishops to ‘Bam: “Nice first step…” -UPDATED

Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia has it:BISHOPS STUDYING INITIAL WHITE HOUSE MOVEMENT ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY*New opportunity to dialogue with executive branch, obtain details :::*Too soon to tell whether and how much improvement on core concerns:::*Commitment to religious liberty for all means legislation still necessary:::The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sees initial opportunities in preserving the principle of religious freedom after President … [Read more...]

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Obama “Accommodation” Reactions

This morning I wrote what I had anticipated in the Obama "accommodation" and the reaction.I expect President Obama will come out and say something that sounds wonderful and conciliatory and that seems reasonable to people who are eager to reconcile with the president and give themselves permission to vote for him again in November. I also expect that beyond the words, what the President offers will be too little — the government miserly granting to us pieces of freedom we are utterly e … [Read more...]

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