Vietnam, Watergate and RoveOpinionJournal - Featured Article
"Journalists in the 1940s, '50s and early '60s tended to believe they had a duty to buttress Americans' faith in their leaders and their government. Journalists since Vietnam and Watergate have tended to believe that they have a duty to undermine such faith, especially when the wrong party is in office."
RealClearPolitics - Articles - Harry Reid & The End of Liberal ThoughtRealClearPolitics - Articles - Harry Reid & The End of Liberal Thought: "One-word put-downs of opponents' ideas and motives were substituted for thoughtful rebuttal. Though liberals regard themselves as intellectual -- their views, after all, are those of nearly all university professors -- liberal thought has almost died. Instead of feeling the need to thoughtfully consider an idea, most liberal minds today work on automatic. One-word reactions to most issues are the liberal norm."
The Decline of the Democrats is almost CompleteA once-great American political party has become a pesthole for socialist radicalism. The whining of its principals, people without princples, is now incessant. Take the so-called "outing" of a CIA employee, for example ...
Kerry. Wrong. Again.Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq
He voted for a bill before voting against it, because he was "misled".
With analytical and decision-making skills of that caliber, its a good thing he's not POTUS.
MSM. Wrong. Again. (Yawn)
Who You Gonna Believe -- Me, Or Your Lyin' Eyes?Rantingprofs: Who You Gonna Believe -- Me, Or Your Lyin' Eyes?: "Visual Evidence and other lies"
Beginning of the EndThe facts surrounding Joe Wilson's earlier mission to Niger will end up cratering the U.N. and the organizations that support its lies: the liberal media, and by extension the democratic party.
Even a lefty blogger knows Wilson's been lying
Execs Ponder Role of User-Generated News"'We don't own the news any more,' Sambrook said. 'This is a fundamental realignment of the relationship between large media companies and the public.'"
New Journalism OrderEmotional Rather blasts 'new journalism order'
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Monday that there is a climate of fear running through newsrooms stronger than he has ever seen in his more than four-decade career.
Might it be well-deserved?
"They were willing to speak truth to power," Rather said
...while choking back tears. But "speaking truth" until recently went only in one direction: from former hippies to The Establishment. But Dan Rather cries when people confront him with the truth about his untruthful and biased "news" "reporting".
We've made another first down, folks. We're moving the chains.
A Bushian LaboratoryA Bushian Laboratory - New York Times "Bush proposed an Urban Homestead Act, which will draw enterprising people to the area, giving them an opportunity to own property so long as they're willing to work with private agencies to put up their own homes. He proposed individual job training accounts, so much of the rebuilding work can be done by former residents. Children who have left flooded areas will find themselves in a proto-school-choice program, with education dollars strapped to each individual child."
First Down for the MajoritySenate Kills Bid for Katrina Commission
"Reid has instead vowed that any bid by Republican leaders to establish a special bipartisan committee involving lawmakers from both House and Senate will go forward only if Democrats have equal represention."
This is good news:
- the democrats are realizing they're the minority,
- they have to whine about representation means the Republicans are being effective,
- and the democrats blatant power wrangling is bare for all to see. And we'll taunt them with it later, betcha by golly.
Hurricane exposes issues of class, race. And the faith of journalists.USATODAY.com - Hurricane exposes issues of class, race: "But lawlessness is the inevitable companion of mass poverty, and a threat to civil order should have been anticipated."
Wrong. A guy called Blackeagle got it right: "Mass poverty is the inevitable consequence of lawlessness."
In a much broader context than just the hurricane: It's atheistic communists who faithfully believe that unbalanced economics is bad, and "equal" income distribution is good.
But Judism and Christianity state that immorality is bad and righteousness is good.
So who ya' gonna believe -- Marx or the Creator of the Universe?
Environmentalism as a Religion -- About Bush!
Jonah Goldberg: Voodoo meteorology: "Environmentalists, it seems, need their own Book of Job. Because, as it stands right now, Mother Nature's ways are not mysterious, but entirely contingent on the output of fossil fuels. And, ironically enough, all of their hopes lie in George W. Bush. Which sounds just a bit like their version of Satan worship."
Hmmm... Jonah's idea has red meat on those bones.
President Bush's opponents counter-intuitively _worship_ him. How?
- They expect Him to know everything
- They expect Him to do everything perfectly
- They organize their life around their feelings for Him
- They plead with Him to listen to their wishes, but
- They get diswraught when He doesn't
The American ThinkerBirdnow, American Thinker: "the left tries to use Darwin to fight an either/or battle over the validity of the Bible, and by extension the existence of God."
The Atheistic FaithTNR Online | The Faith That Dare Not Speak Its Name: "the Oxford English Dictionary defines a scientific theory as 'a scheme or system of ideas or statements held as an explanation or account of a group of facts or phenomena; a hypothesis that has been confirmed or established by observation or experiment, and is propounded or accepted as accounting for the known facts.'"
And yet the faithful evolutionists rail against Intelligent Design.
The place their faith in man's limited understanding, as well as a few outright stubborn lies. I particularly enjoyed telling my daughter about the black and white moths pinned on the trees in her "science" textbook.
As an electrical engineer, I use real science. Observable, experimental, replicatable science. Not the anecdotal stuff rampant on both sides of the evolution debate. Of course evolution occurs. Observable biology has shown the existence of vestigal wings of kiwis, for instance.
The problem is when scientists leave deductive science behind and make inductive conclusions, like 'put enough random micro variations together and you get a random macro variation'.
Or when they leave science behind and turn to theology: 'I can't believe in a God that would allow parasitic wasps eat cute innocent larvae'.
Life as a Drug DealerMy Life as a Drug Dealer - Newsweek Society - MSNBC.com: "Former meth seller discusses how he got into the business"
Meth: America's Most Dangerous DrugAmerica's Most Dangerous Drug - Newsweek Society - MSNBC.com: "cheap and easy death"
The American SpectatorThe American Spectator: "Undo Darwinism"
Punitive LiberalismPunitive Liberalism: "From
the time of John Kennedy's assassination in 1963 to Jimmy Carter's election in 1976, the Democratic party was gradually taken over by a bizarre doctrine that might be called Punitive Liberalism. According to this doctrine, America had been responsible for numerous crimes and misdeeds through its history for which it deserved punishment and chastisement. "
The Mother of All ConnectionsPREVIEW: The Mother of All Connections: "The Mother of All Connections"
Culture in the Age of BloggingCommentary - Culture in the Age of Blogging: "... a collective end-run around a liberal establishment ..."
Keller Says 'N.Y. Times' Must Look Beyond Its Urban, Liberal BaseKeller Says 'N.Y. Times' Must Look Beyond Its Urban, Liberal Base: "The aim, he wrote, is 'to stretch beyond our predominantly urban, culturally liberal orientation, to cover the full range of our national conversation.' "
Finally the NYT admits it only presents one side. QED. No more quibbles about media bias. First down, 10 more yards to go.
Tear down that firewallThe American Spectator asks: "What impact will the New Media have on human liberty?"
Unsubstantiated Assertions and other LiesHoward Dean's abortion myth - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED - June 09, 2005
There must be a name for this kind of rhetorical device, where you toss out a tangential lie while talking about something else.
I heard Biden do do it recently on the radio. Hannity asked him some question, but before Biden answered if he threw out the False meme that Republicans were trying to undo 217 years of constitutional status quo regarding judicial filibustering -- completely twisting the truth upsidedown and backwards. And Hannity let it slide because he wanted to bite on the question he had asked.
It happens across days, too. I've seen a small lie deposited in a story or quote, and if enough people don't scream within a few days, then it's taken as gospel truth and used as a tool to bludgeon opponents. Can't think of other examples offhand tho.
Ben Stein flattens vietnam protest sympathizersThe American Spectator: "In those days, Americans actually trusted the Mainstream Media."
Germany Rediscovers Religion | Germany | Deutsche Welle |Germany Rediscovers Religion | Germany | Deutsche Welle |: "Countering 'depression and pessimism'"
Leaving the leftLeaving the left / I can no longer abide the simpering voices of self-styled progressives -- people who once championed solidarity: "One aspect of my politics hasn't changed a bit. I became a liberal in the first place to break from the repressive group orthodoxies of my reactionary hometown."
Tipping Point #2BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis: "Tipping point (continued)
Tipping Point #1BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis: "It's wonderful watching what I think is a global warming in mainstream media toward citizens' media.
We may just be at the tipping point."
This is my theme here, folksWhy Blogs Are Like Tulips: "Blogs aren't mainly about money, not yet. They're about taking power and control away from the old brand names, tipping the bloated sacred cows off their pedestals. Just as establishment media outlets have always dreamed about bringing down presidents, bloggers dream about bringing down editors-in-chief and news anchors."
Not just blogs, though. The "establishment" of the fifties and sixties was hated by the selfish anti-war crowd and their over-educated enablers. Now that the hippies are wearing suits in the establishment they built during the Carter-Clinton years, they can't stand that someone is questioning authority.
I chronicle the turnabout.
Low morality comes home to roost at CBS: "Mr. Howard, those sources said, has hired a lawyer to develop a breach-of-contract suit against the network. Ms. Murphy and Ms. West have likewise hired litigators, according to associates of theirs, and all three remain CBS employees and collect weekly salaries from the company that asked them to tender their resignations."
Today's Two-ferAt My Way News, Democrats Elect Howard Dean As Chairman and some people acknowledge they've now hit the bottom: "'We only have one way to go, and that's up,' said a Georgia Demcratic delegate".
"Democrats are not pro-abortion, but 'we are the party in favor of allowing women to make up their own minds about their health care,' Dean, a physician, said."
Even though that means always being anti-abortion, anti-children, and pro-narcissism.
"Democrats are not for gay marriage, but 'we are the party that has always believed in equal rights under the law for all people,' he said."
Even if it means trampling the rights and wishes of 70 to 80% of the population, he should have added.
'We are the party of moral values,' Dean said. 'There is nothing moral about cutting 300 million dollars that is used to feed starving children.'
Except killing 300 million babies per year, before they ever have the chance to be held by their own mothers.