Saturday, June 23, 2007
Again. What liberal media?
BOSTON - A CNN reporter gave $500 to John Kerry's campaign the same month he was embedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq. An assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine not only sent $2,000 to Republicans, but also volunteers as a director of an ExxonMobil-funded group that questions global warming. A junior editor at Dow Jones Newswires gave $1,036 to the liberal group MoveOn.org and keeps a blog listing "people I don't like," starting with George Bush, Pat Robertson, the Christian Coalition, the NRA and corporate America ("these are the people who are really in charge").
Whether you sample your news feed from ABC or CBS (or, yes, even NBC and MSNBC), whether you prefer Fox News Channel or National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal or The New Yorker, some of the journalists feeding you are also feeding cash to politicians, parties or political action committees.
MSNBC.com identified 143 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 16 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Comes from expert political analyst Larry Sabato:
Clinton is a substantial, maybe heavy early favorite for the nomination,” Sabato observed. "Hillary has become the ‘woman candidate’ in a party strongly influenced by women in its voting base (if not in public office). Her first-tier opponents are also hobbled in various ways.”
Yet, he warns Hillary "has her own unique set of difficulties, and neither her party nor the general electorate has focused on them in a comprehensive way.”
Among them Sabato writes:
"There is something about Hillary - the person, not the politician - that upsets and repels tens of millions of Americans. Fairly or not, she is seen as cold, calculating, and ruthless, an off-putting combination of characteristics ... Almost every voter now has heard something about her leading role in covering up for her husband's serial infidelities over the decades. This is an unusual role for a spouse, even in the twisted world of politics. Most normal people cannot fathom it, except in the context of a supposed 'corrupt bargain' between two power-hungry individuals.”
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sorry, but I cant buy into the idea that stealing a scene from one the most popular TV shows of alltime is a big deal. Then too the problems with this video is that (not that it should surprise anyone) Bill clearly has much better acting skills than Hillary, "Johnny Sacs" wasn't used near enough and where the hell is Chelsea?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
"She doesn't ever say anything that anybody from the ghetto is gonna ID with. Take a poll. You go out and find me some young black women who ID with Oprah...She can escape the fact that she's black because she's a billionaire."
- rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson on talk-show host Oprah Winfrey
Monday, June 18, 2007
Chinese Factories Raided; Hundreds Of Slaves Rescued
'Punjab' Paper Puts Obama On Defensive
Now What About Those Duke Professors?
How You Can Watch Michael Moore's "Sicko" For Free
UN Secretary General Blames Darfur Killings On Global Warming
Openly Gay Candidate Loses Dallas Mayoral Vote
Paris Hilton -- A Perfectly Fair Sentence
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The disgraced lawyer will never be able to practice law again:
District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his "selfish" rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players — a politically motivated act, his judges said, that he inexplicably allowed to fester for months after it was clear the defendants were innocent.
"This matter has been a fiasco. There's no doubt about it," said F. Lane Williamson, the chairman of the three-member disciplinary committee that stripped the veteran prosecutor of his state law license.
Even Nifong and his attorneys supported the decision, though the veteran prosecutor refused to admit to the end that no crime occurred at a March 2006 lacrosse team party.
The committee said Nifong manipulated the investigation to boost his chances of winning his first election for Durham County district attorney. In doing so, he committed "a clear case of intentional prosecutorial misconduct" that involved "dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation."
Williamson specifically cited Nifong's comments in the early days of the case, which included a confident proclamation at a candidate forum that he wouldn't allow Durham to become known for "a bunch of lacrosse players from Duke raping a black girl." He also called the lacrosse team "a bunch of hooligans" at one point.