Sunday, October 04, 2015

Report the narrative - retract later

The Hill: "Benghazi panel talking point proven false."
The claim that the Benghazi committee had been in existence longer than any other special investigation committee was incorrectly reported by The Hill as well as The New York Times, ABC News and other media outlets.
Of course it was.  By the way, I was reading a story on a local newspaper web site and there was an opening sentence about people lining up for event being "cued" up.  I sent an email to the journalist - Masters of Journalism from Columbia - and it was quietly changed to "queued" sometime later.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obamacare, cure thyself

Hit and Run: "Obamacare's Biggest Government-Backed Non-Profit Insurer Is Shutting Down."  "While some of Obamacare's co-ops may survive, it seems likely, given their generally precarious finances, that several more will eventually cease operations, and that taxpayers will ultimately end up shortchanged on much of the "loan" money that was used to help start the program."  Of course.

There's a reason for that

Here's Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post, trying to be funny I assume: "Trust in the media is at an all-time low.  That's a terrible thing for all of us."  And by "us" I assume he means him and all his left-wing mouthpiece in the incurably liberal media.

What's most interesting about this poll is that independents are now in the same camp as Republicans while Democrats, who benefit from a biased press, think the media is mostly OK.

Monday, September 28, 2015

All the world a victim

Hot Air: "Elizabeth Warren launches the Big Pander to #BlackLivesMatter."

Warren is the perfect mouthpiece for the BLM movement because it dovetails with her economic message that there is no such thing as personal responsibility.  (Oh you took out a third mortgage and lost it all at the track?  Damn those bankers!)  I read her entire speech and it's wrapped in the soothing message that nothing is ever your fault.

You would think that - maybe just for the sake of variety - Warren could urge the reformation of the African-American family where 72% of kids are born without a father, leading to instability, poverty and crime.  At least that's what this dude told me a couple years ago:
The absence of fathers is important, [this dude] continued, because "children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison."

Extra - Daily Beast: "Black Lives Matter is living in the past."

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I'm just a girl - tee hee!

Doug Ross: "Symphony of lies: Hillary Clinton’ Startlingly Awful Performance on Meet The Press."

There's a lot of retread here but one thing that stood out is that Hillary is now claiming she's not a technical expert and depended on others to do that science-stuff.  Who did she depend on?  Brian Pagliano who has taken the Fifth.  How convenient.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Obvious headline is obvious

The Hill: "Clinton may not have turned over all her emails."
“We provided all of them,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in recent days.
That's also what she told the judge.

Boehner bails

This happened while I was at work and my reaction was: "What's this all about?" followed by "Not surprising."  I just don't think the man has the temperament to be Speaker.  I mean, all that crying.

Also, I have to wonder how much losing Eric Cantor - in a primary challenge - hurt his leadership.  I think Boehner depended on Cantor to herd the cats and, without him, Boehner was overwhelmed.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Texas clock hoax

Investor's Business Daily: "Did Muslim Clock Boy perpetrate a hoax?"  Yes he did.

The real scandal here is the reaction of the media and assorted Leftists (but I repeat myself).  The clock/bomb story was the Perfect Storm for the Left to sneer at Texas: for being anti-science, for the "over-reaction" of the police, and - naturally - for racism.  No wonder the Obama White House jumped in feet first before even checking out the details.

What did Ahmed get for his traumatic subjugation at the hands of these Lone Star knuckle-draggers?  An invite to the White House, an invite to Facebook, and a ton of swag from Microsoft.