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Ed Driscoll

Blogging since 2002, affiliated with PJM since 2005, where he is currently a columnist, San Jose Editor, and founder of PJM's Lifestyle blog. Over the past 15 years, Ed has contributed articles to National Review Online, the Weekly Standard.com, Right Wing News, the New Individualist, Blogcritics, Modernism, Videomaker, Servo, Audio/Video Interiors, Electronic House, PC World, Computer Music, Vintage Guitar, and Guitar World.
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ABC’s Ann Compton: Obama Launches ‘Profanity-Laced’ Tirades Against MSM

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Her admission came on C-Span — and after she retired — where her interview will be seen by a tiny number of wonkish viewers, instead of leading off ABC’s World News Tonight, where eight million viewers will see it, thus aiding and abetting the president’s myriad scandals and notorious opaqueness.

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Aloha, Five O’Clock Filner!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

And so as he gropes flies the blue lady of the skies into the sunset, we say “Aloha, 5 O’clock Filner!” and return to our duties. Let me remind you the Weblog is open 24 hours for your dining and dancing pleasure.

But not before noting that Filner played the victim card in his resignation speech:

Now I have to caution the council about one thing, the city. I started my political career facing lynch mobs. I think we have just faced one here in San Diego. You are going to have to deal with that. A lynch mob mentality, rumors become allegations, allegations become facts, facts become evidence of sexual harassment which have led to demands of my resignation and recall. Not one allegation, members of the council, has been verified or proven in court. I have never sexually harassed anyone. But the hysteria that has been created and many of you helped defeat is the hysteria of a lynch mob. Now, as I said I faced lynch mobs many times when I was younger. No evidence was needed. The mob knew who was guilty. Who needed due process? Ladies and gentlemen, democracy needs due process. San Diego needs due process. Those of you in the media and politics who fed this hysteria, I think need to look at what you helped do because you have unleashed a monster. I think we will pay for this, a front to democracy for a long time. Now the hysteria plays into the hands of those who want a political coup. The removal of a democratically elected mayor purely by rumor. Now I am responsible for providing ammunition. I did that. I take full responsibility. But they are who pointed the gun. And the media and their political agents pulled the trigger. That, ladies and gentlemen, is not what democracy is about. I was elected to make changes. People opposed me from the beginning. They found the weapons they needed in my own failures as a human being, but they found those weapons and they used them in a bloody and vicious way. So, you’re going to have to deal with that, if you care about democracy. What I would like to leave you with is what I started my campaign on, and that is a vision of what this city ought to be and what we can become.

Ann Coulter understandably likes to refer to Democrats as a mob. But it takes real chutzpah for Filner to refer to his fellow Democrats and the liberal MSM that way. But then, when you’re crafting your CNN or MSNBC demo reel, you gotta do what you gotta do.

(Cross-posted at Ed Driscoll.com)

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I Shouted Out Who Killed the Kennedys, When After All It Was Paula Deen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

‘Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin’ in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episode… and Cybill Shepard plays gun-wielding TV chef.” the headline at the London Daily Mail breathlessly reports, in a story that’s largely cribbed from this Entertainment Weekly article:

In fact, the SVU writers have taken things one step further and combined two of the year’s biggest headlines: The trial of Zimmerman over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the Paula Deen scandal.

“[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him,” said Leight in an interview with EW. “There’s a lot of stop and frisk elements to that as well.

Cybill Shephard is playing the part of the celebrity chef, and Smash’s Leslie Odom, Jr. is portraying a minister of the slain child in what will be the third episode of the season.

They won’t be shying away from the big questions either, according to Leight. “Is racial profiling justifiable? Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We’re diving right into that,” he said. “Can that happen in New York? Absolutely.”

Can a show chockablock with leftist Democrats smear their fellow Obama supporters? Can a show look back and see the shark it’s jumped is receding even further in the distance? Can once semi-respected crime drama become camp? Is it time to retire this show? Absolutely.

If I’m remembering correctly, the original Law & Order had a heavy-handed anti-Tea Party allegory in its last season before euthanasia was mercifully applied to that once-great, long-exhausted series. Perhaps this upcoming segment is, if we’re lucky, a similar clue that the end is near for its spin-off.

Incidentally, I wonder what the man who is suing NBC’s news division for slandering him thinks about this development.

Matthew Sheffield of Newsbusters has further thoughts on this segment ripped from the headlines Dick Wolf’s fever swamp imagination.

(Cross-posted at Ed Driscoll.com.)

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