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Christopher Hitchens … Vanity UN-Fair

In the January edition of Vanity Fair magazine Christopher Hitchens becomes the latest in a seemingly endless parade of name callers and reputation-smudgers intent on spreading lies about Tea Partiers, Glenn Beck, and just about anyone else he doesn’t agree

China's Temper Tantrum Over the Nobel Peace Prize

If you were still wondering about China’s plans to control more (if not all of) the world, look no further than their actions regarding the upcoming Nobel Prize ceremony. 1. Nobel Awards announced 2. China stomps its’ feet in anger

Phil Griffin, MSNBC Prez, Should Bring Back Olbermann

The electronic media was abuzz on Friday with huge news of MSNBC’s President Phil Griffin and his decision to indefinitely suspend their prime time firebrand Keith Olbermann from the flagging cable news network. This story was so big that CNN

MSNBC Leans Forward And Pukes On Its Shoes

Working as a reporter for the election night coverage on Glenn Beck’s Insider Extreme webcast the other night, I spent five solid (and painful) hours tuned in to the cable network that uses the word Progressive so often that one

Mr. Stewart Goes to Washington, But Why?

It was a beautiful Fall day, perfect weather to inspire a person (liberal, 18-30, mostly white) to jump on one of 200 buses paid for by the great comedy supporter Arianna Huffington and come to the Nation’s capital for some

Matthews Softballs, Defends Cheating Florida Dem

Tuesday’s edition of Hardball on the ratings-challenged MSNBC featured host Chris Matthews bailing out Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink just one day after she was caught cheating during a commercial break in a televised debate. As most politically savvy folks

CNN Misses Primary Boat, Sails On With King & Maher

The last-place cable news network, CNN, is the channel Wolf Blizter regularly calls “the place for politics.” It also operates a website with the motto, “all politics, all the time.” So you would expect the outlet to offer only the

MSM Turns a Blind Eye to Empty Seats at Obama Pep Rally

If, in a county where President Obama won 69% of the vote less than two years ago, the President cannot fill a Community College Recreational Center with a scheduled event, you might consider that to be newsworthy. Apparently the Mainstream

Unions (Not the Tea Party) Now AstroTurfing, MSM Silent

It was April 15, 2009 when Speaker Pelosi pronounced the Tea Party protests as fake, using the term AstroTurf (as in phony grass roots). [youtube P44q7Jt68DA nolink] The entire MSM covered that story and many worked overtime to brand the

CNN's Octavia Nasr Commits Twittercide

Just a few short days after Octavia Nasr tweeted her fondness for the late Hezbollah leader Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, she’s out of a job. The offending message? “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One

'Peace From Space': NASA's New Initiative

Breaking news – NASA has been re-focused and re-purposed. As reported by FoxNews.com; “NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his ‘foremost’ mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency is to improve relations with the

Joe Lieberman's CyberSecurity Bill – A Land Grab?

The President’s recent commencement address to Hampton University students in Virginia counseled the young minds about the dangers of being bombarded by too much information, but who knew that Joe Lieberman was listening when the President said: Meanwhile, you’re coming

Sing Along With the Intifada: 'We Con the World'

In the week since Israel tried to exercise its right to self-protection and ended up as the object of near-global scorn we have noticed a gigantic coverage void from the showbiz news outlets like MSNBC and Comedy Central. Thankfully we

First Things First: the MSM's Priorities and the VP Disconnect

Just a couple of days after the Mideast peace-threatening incident between Israeli commandos and the “peace flotilla” headed to Gaza, Charlie Rose nabbed a great “get” yesterday when he reeled-in VP Joe Biden for an exclusive one-on-one interview. Yes, Charlie

What's the Good Word, Nancy d'Alesandro Pelosi?

The Big Question For Nancy Pelosi has nothing to do with unemployment or taxes or even the nearing financial collapse of her home state and the municipalities she represents. No sir (and madam), the question often asked of our Speaker

Behind That Bogus CNN Ratings Story

I guess it’s all relative. Huffington Post has declared that CNN is back. According to the article: A funny thing happened on cable news last week: CNN — yes, the beleaguered, ratings-starved, down the middle cable news network that just

Media AWOL As Earth Day Goes Up In Smoke

Along with the usual cable suspects, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC were sporting so much green yesterday that I thought I it was St. Patrick’s Day and that I had awakened from a Rip Van Winkle-like coma after sleeping for