MSM Warned: Be Nice or Hillary Won’t Give Us Her Presidency!

Via Sissy Willis, who writes: "Anita Kuntz's 1993 NYT Sunday Mag illustration of "Saint Hillary" graced what Peggy Noonan later called "the first and still definitive Hillary Clinton take-down." Update: Airbrushed from the New York Times online during the 2007-08 primary, ["Saint Hillary"] has apparently been restored": Read "Saint Hillary", by the late Michael Kelly,  here.

I know, I know, I said I would write no more on politics, except where it affects the church, but this isn't really about politics. It's about the media. Truthfully, when I'm griping about politics, it's almost always about the press. In this case I'm more amused than annoyed.The source of my amusement is this politico piece, which I found during one of my increasingly rare surveys of the Drudge Report. Drudge had singled out one line of the piece as provocative:“Look, she hates you. P … [Read more...]

Watching SOTU? Couple things to Keep in Mind

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I haven't yet decided if I can bear to watch these pointless theatricals -- remember the old days, before twitter, when we used to live-blog it -- but whether I do or not, these are a few things to keep in mind as the rhetoric goes on, and on, and on:1) From early days it seemed pretty clear that Obama was more interested in being rather than doing. That might be great for a spiritual aesthetic, but it's a bad fit for a president.I suspect that what Obama wanted was to be the King, not … [Read more...]

Beer, Boots and the GOP Base

I always figured I appreciated a tragic female -- Mary, Queen of Scots, the Black Dahlia, Edie Sedgwick -- as much as the next ghoul. But when it comes to Sarah Palin, I seem to have overlooked a deep seam of tragedy that my colleagues in the Fourth Estate have been mining for years. Quite by chance, I discovered that not one, but two articles titled "The Tragedy of Sarah Palin" have appeared in high-profile publications over the past thirty-one months.Both say basically the same thing -- … [Read more...]

A World Without Bin Laden

What's it going to look like? More to the point, what's in it for us? How much safer can we expect to be?In Slate, David Byman sounds a note of cautious optimism. Without bin Laden's "star power" to help in raising funds, al-Qaeda and its affiliates will suffer a significant hit in the finance department. Also, bin Laden's heir -- most likey Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri -- will find consolidating support difficult, given the risks involved in communicating. However, he also warns that we still … [Read more...]

Live Birtherism!

Even though President Obama released his long-form birth certificate on Wednesday, America's favorite conspiracy theory is clinging -- bitterly clinging, the president might say -- to life by its fingernails. Less than two hours after the document appeared on the internet, the Drudge Report posted a link to the blog of Bryan Michael Nixon, art director for an Atlanta ad firm. Nixon observed that the birth certificate appeared to be composed of distinct "layers." In TPM, Benjy Sarlin reports: … [Read more...]


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