Hillary’s Press-Protection Pass Slowly Being Revoked

Pondering, in my last post, issues of silencing, and protective passes, I must admit is interesting -- actually fascinating and disturbing -- to watch the press as it starts signaling to the Silent Hillary Clinton that her protective pass is being revoked, and slowly pulled from her hands.The press is finally beginning to publish stories it has loyally kept aside until now, and the headlines are terrible for Hillary, for Bill, and even for the unliked Chelsea, whose boring mediocrity the … [Read more...]

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Kurds & Volunteers Take Kabane from ISIS; Media Silent?

Irony of ironies: several hours after posting a grouse about the internet wasteland and what it is taking from us, we must now talk about how powerfully this instrument can keep us informed, especially when mainstream media outlets will not.Back when ISIS was casting the Iraqi Christians from their ancient homeland at gunpoint, and rampaging through the Nineveh plain, there seemed a dearth of coverage, all of it lowkey. In the opening days of their genocidal assaults on Christians and … [Read more...]

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3 Reasons Brian Williams’ Non-Apology is Worse Than You Think

He was an award-winning newswriter for CBS News for over two decades, during which time he amassed a mess of awards, including an Emmy, a Peabody award, Writer's Guild awards and I forget what else, and in three fast steps, Deacon Greg spells out why Brian Williams' non-apology not only fails, but further-damages his credibility:What was wrong with that? Let me count the ways. 1. There’s the deflection in the first sentence. Williams seems to be saying: “I was only trying to do something goo … [Read more...]

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Heard About Brouhaha at Harvard? Thank the Blogs UPDATED

Does Catholic blogging matter? Does it make a difference? That's more or less the question being debated at the Catholic Herald, UK, in light of the "Protect the Pope Blog" brouhaha, and I was pleased to be able to contribute to the conversation:Particularly in matters of evangelisation, the Church trusts that any field seeded for love of Christ and in service to others will – through the patient, expedient promptings of the Holy Spirit – bear good fruit at the time appropriate to God’s purp … [Read more...]

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Christie and Bridgegate; He Has the Wrong Pass

The "Bridge-gate" story currently haunting Chris Christie is not funny. Bridge tie-ups, aside from being inconvenient and schedule-mauling, are dangerous and sometimes life-threatening. It is possible that one elderly woman died because of the traffic snarls that apparently originated with administration staffers. It is absolutely fair and appropriate that the mainstream press inquire and investigate into what NJ Governor Christie know, and when he knew it, re the whole affair.If Christie … [Read more...]

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Baby Screaming After Gosnell Abortion: only of “local” interest

There is a saying in the news industry: "if it bleeds, it leads..."But not always.Perhaps the saying should be changed to, "if it bleeds and is politically expedient it leads, otherwise, it gets buried.For instance, you might remember the story of Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania abortionist who was charged with killing at least one women and multiple (perhaps hundreds) of late-term babies in his "practice. Gosnell performed late-term abortions, marveling once that a baby was "so … [Read more...]

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Obama, Dems Almost Answerable to No One

Obama already doesn't answer to the mainstream press -- and they're fine with that which is why they never ask him directly challenging questions, or even simple ones like, "can we see your college transcripts?" I mean, that's an easy one. And the follow up is easy, too: "why not?"Another easy-peasy: "define 'transparency'".So, forget the press. Obama does not answer to them and never will, because the press doesn't even want that. They've worked very hard building their narrative and … [Read more...]

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Dowd's Yips Derail Even Her Praise – UPDATED

Seems yesterday was my day for writing about female journalists. Last night I was late to the Anthony Weiner/Andrew Breitbart story, barely having time to observe Barbara Walters diminish herself by allowing her hate to overrule her sense. Before that, I was filing my latest column for First Things, which looks at how Maureen Dowd -- whose whole career, latterly, has been about stone-throwing and filtering hate through pop-references -- has so ruined her pitching mechanics that even when she … [Read more...]

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Weinergate: Barbara Walters Loses Reporter Cred – UPDATES

I know, I know; I am the only blogger in the world, it seems, who is not writing about Anthony Weiner. Mea Culpa -- Mondays are my busiest day, and today I didn't even get to go to Adoration, so you know it was just unmanageably busy.I didn't even see the news when it broke! You guys know more than I do.But according to Ed Driscoll, it was a late-afternoon of awesome political theater!Watch video here. Pelosi is finally going to look into this.To my way of thinking, the saddest part of … [Read more...]

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Palin vs Press Won't End Well – UPDATED

You know what? I don't like game-players, I just don't. I especially don't like them in politics, which is why I like so few politicians, any more.And it seems to me that Sarah Palin is going out of her way to play a game, here, and I can't say I'm admiring it. I know some do. I know some feel that the press has treated Palin very badly, and so she's entitled to treat them badly, too.Well, the press has treated her badly, even hatefully and I'm the first one to say it. They savaged her … [Read more...]

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