NYTimes Bestsellers and 3 Pinpricks of Fascism

Okay, I'm not a Ted Cruz fan, (I'm not an anyone fan, at the moment), but that doesn't mean I am not curious as to the NY Times so-called "standards", here: The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz's new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times' bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned.Cruz's A Time for Truth, published on June 30, … [Read more...]

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A Gay CEO with Balls Needs to Hire Eich and Halt this Crap

If the headline strikes some as offensive, it will nevertheless remain, because that's the case I'm making, and I'm sticking with it: a gay CEO with a pair of brass ones needs to step up and speak truth to a growing, and most illiberal new power. He or she needs to hire Brendan Eich in some sort of corporate leadership capacity for the sake of the most fundamental of freedoms -- the freedom to think what you want to think, even if your thinking is unpopular or deemed "mistaken" -- and in so … [Read more...]

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Lanny Davis Speaks Out Against FCC in Newsrooms BREAKING: FCC “PULLS PLUG”

::::UPDATE BREAKING:::: The FCC is "throwing in the towel on its plans, but...only sort of.The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on its plan to conduct an intrusive probe of newsrooms as part of a “Critical Information Needs” survey of local media markets.However, a revised version of the survey could raise new concerns: that it will trade its now-kiboshed news questions for a demographic survey that might justify new race-based media ownership rul … [Read more...]

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FCC in the Newsroom: A Look at What they Want

Now that one-or-two members of the mainstream press are bothering to notice the FCC preparing to question their editorial processes, Ed Morrissey is helping us all get a better take on what it will look like, with this analysis at Hot Air:It’s difficult to determine any other reason for the FCC to take an interest in editorial decisions unless it wants to intervene in that process. It’s not all that outrageous to believe that the only reason a federal agency wants to conduct a study of an are … [Read more...]

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US News Responds re Anti-Catholic Op-Ed; They’re OK with Screeds – UPDATE

The long-awaited statement from U.S. News was released yesterday evening. Editor Brian Kelly has this to say, regarding Jamie Stiehm's column dated January 7:Perceived bias on the court is a legitimate issue that U.S. News & World Report has covered for many years, from many perspectives. Our Opinion section has published pieces on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage from all sides of the debate and, just this week, included pieces from the U.S. Conference of Catholic B … [Read more...]

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First Ladies get to Learn how to do it well UPDATE: AUDIO

“One of the things that I don’t do well is this. . .Do you understand?”Whaaaa?That was our First Lady, not having one of her best moments while dealing with a heckler at (what else?) a fundraiser.Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to conf … [Read more...]

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If Atheists want a creed, they ought to have one

In Florida, some atheists, peeved that a monument to the Ten Commandments could not be protested out of existence are planning to erect their own monument, celebrating their beliefs:A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism.Florida members of American Atheists, a national advocacy group, plan to erect a 1,500-pound granite display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, … [Read more...]

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Whaddya want, more COMMONERS in the world?

He has been writing an important series on culture, class and the decline of marriage on his blog, but Ross Douthat's latest column in the New York Times is getting a lot of attention, as it is a rather thoughtful look at the propensity of Ivy-League alums to seek out Ivy-League mates, and how it affects the nation:Of course Ivy League schools double as dating services. Of course members of elites — yes, gender egalitarians, the males as well as the females — have strong incentives to marry o … [Read more...]

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Pastor Louie Giglio and the Chill Wind of Correctness

(image courtesy of Shutterstock.com)Considering the wide media attention accompanying the announcement that laywoman Myrlie Evers-Williams and Atlanta-based preacher Louie Giglio would offer prayers at President Obama’s upcoming inaugural, Giglio’s withdrawal from the podium just two days later garnered little notice outside of Evangelical circles, but it is a story that deserves some attention. So, I'm talking about it over at First Things:For Pastor Louie Giglio, a frequent visitor to … [Read more...]

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Don’t mess with Firefly!

Glenn Reynolds was struck by the same phrase that struck me too. He called it "Orwellian" and it is. But it's faster to just say "Fascist.""This is not an act of censorship; it's an act of sensitivity!"Yeah...the "shushing tyranny of 'be nice.'"Over-interpreting a thing or elasticizing its meaning into Utter Stupidityland (as was done in this case) is how fascists gain power and hold on to it in order to suppress the rest. No wonder bloggers and the internet are facing threats … [Read more...]

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