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Hillary and How Hollywood Turned Menopause into a Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Language warning: NSFW

Praised for her raw take on women’s body issues, comedian Amy Schumer hosted Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a sketch taking on Hollywood’s treatment of middle-aged women on the latest episode of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. It was a well-timed take on a rote discussion aired in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s declaration and the ensuing #HillarySoOld Twitter trend. Millennial voters barely old enough to remember Sally Field will never know that famed star Myrna Loy already covered this territory in the mid-40s when she went from being Cary Grant’s sexy career-woman love interest to his dowdy middle-aged wife in the span of one whole year.

Why has Hollywood never been kind to middle-aged women? For the same reason men get sexier as they age. Both have a lesser chance of being capable or inclined to reproduce. Angelina Jolie may have been more than willing to surrender her lady parts in the name of science, but the reality is that a lifetime of hormone replacement therapy will not be kind to her looks or her figure. (Fortunately for her she can afford to hide all that the way most menopausal women anxiously hoarding Oil of Olay in Wal Mart cannot.) At the same time, a man whose hair is embracing that touch of gray has gone from sexual threat to father figure. (See: George Clooney’s resume.)

This double standard is fueled by a goddess feminism obsessed with the idea that a woman’s ability to bear children is a biological curse that must be overcome if she is to obtain equality. Instead of embracing fertility, we drug it, abort it, or demand federal dollars to daycare it out of existence so we can get back to work, our beauteous forms intact. Therefore, why should it be any surprise that menopausal years are seen as our last “f**kable” golden hour of life before the only thing working in our favor — our beauty — fails us?

The grand irony is, of course, that one of the greatest cultural institutions presumed to support Hillary in 2016 will, once again, inevitably work against her. In the end, she just doesn’t fit their type.

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Rat Finks: Pansy Media Tips Off D.C. Cops to Bust Gowdy, Buck on Gun Possession

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

As if you needed further proof that the lickspittle media was in the employ of the Democrat Party:

A Republican member of Congress who posed for a photo with an assault rifle in his office could face investigation for violating the District of Columbia’s gun laws, the city’s attorney general’s office said on Tuesday. Representative Ken Buck, of Colorado, on Thursday tweeted a picture of himself and Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, holding an AR-15 rifle.

Reporters alerted the office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine to the photo, and the information was passed on to the city’s Metropolitan Police Department to investigate, said spokesman Robert Marus. “It is illegal to possess an assault rifle in the District of Columbia,” he said.

Naturally, the pansy press had no idea what it was looking at:

In a statement, Buck said he received permission from the U.S. Capitol Police to bring the inoperable rifle to the office, where it hangs in a locked case. “It is a beautiful, patriotic paperweight,” Buck said of the rifle, which is painted to look like the U.S. flag. Marus said that determining whether Buck’s AR-15 was legal or not would be up to police. A Metropolitan Police spokesman referred questions to Capitol Police.

A spokesman for the Capitol Police said rules allowed lawmakers to keep firearms inside their offices. Lawmakers and their employees also can transport guns on Capitol grounds if they are unloaded and securely wrapped, he said.

This is the same group of presstitutes, remember, who defended the now-vanished David Gregory when he brandished — brandished! — an unloaded magazine on Meet the Press – a crime for which he got off scot-free.

 

 

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Low Bar: Scott Brown Says Hillary Would Be Better President than Obama

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Ya don’t say.

Hillary Clinton “will make a better president than Barack Obama,” former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says, but Mitt Romney would have made a better president than both of them put together.

“Let’s start with this: I think Hillary Clinton would have made, and will make, a better president than Barack Obama, absolutely,” he said in an interview with Boston Herald Radio on Friday. I think Mitt Romney would have made an incredibly better president than both of them combined. That being said, yes, I do like Hillary Clinton personally.”

Brown admits that Her Madameship is a flawed candidate, and that her attempts to portray herself as an everyday American are bunk.

Still, with Hillary largely getting a free pass from the press (despite their protestations to the contrary) the last thing the GOP needs right now is any Republican saying nice things about her. She’s got the MSM for that.

The Romney “what ifs” need to be purged from the Republican psyche as well. Yes, he would have been a better president than Obama, but so would my houseplants. And yes, he was right about almost everything that was a point of contention during the primary. However, Mitt Romney was also a very flawed presidential candidate, and Republicans who are flawed don’t get the kid-gloves treatment from the media. Romney isn’t president because he couldn’t be tougher than Candy Crowley for five minutes, so let’s stop with the warm fuzzies about what might have been and nominate someone with a spine next time.

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Spring Break, Rape — and Why It Sucks Not Being a Liberal

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

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From TheRebel.media.

Gavin McInnes was laughed at when he said Spring Break wasn’t safe anymore.

Then a girl was gang raped.

On the beach.

On video.

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Here’s a Hilarious Video of the Adoring Media Chasing Hillary’s ‘Scooby’ Van

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

(HT: Washington Free Beacon)

 

Check out the real journalists chasing after Hillary’s van (dubbed ‘Scooby’) during her first event in Iowa today. I wonder if they teach these mad phys ed skills in J-school?

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WaPo: It’s Difficult to Sell Hillary as a Normal Person Because She’s Just SO Awesome

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

It’s only going to get more embarrassing, kids.

This article was posted yesterday but just floated across my awareness today (Cillizza is like media bias white noise to me, generally: so predictable I tune him out). At first, Cillizza gives the impression that he might be lampooning Team Clinton’s approach. The average American knows that it is difficult to sell Her Madameship as normal because she’s a wealthy snob who looks down on everyone and has a sense of entitlement that would make a British royal from the 17th Ccntury blush.

This, however, is what is going on in the largely vacant space that is the mind of the mainstream media:

Here’s the problem: Hillary Clinton hasn’t been “us” for, well, almost her entire adult life. She was featured in Life magazine in 1969 after making history as the first student to give a commencement address at Wellesley College. By 30, she was married to the Arkansas attorney general and by her mid 30s she was firmly ensconced as the first lady of the Natural State. Then, starting in 1991, Clinton was (and is) an ever-present figure on the national and international stage — first as the most powerful First Lady in modern memory, then as a Senator, then as a presidential candidate and, finally, as the nation’s top diplomat.

There is no one in political life with a resume as deep, unique and varied as Clinton. No one. But, the fact that she has been “Hillary Clinton” for the better part of, well, forever makes it extremely difficult to re-package her as just like the rest of us. The truth is that Hillary hasn’t been a regular person in a very, very long time. She has been famous for decades on end — instantly recognizable since back in the days when cell phones looked like this.

Maybe it’s not the most effusive praise we’ve seen about her since the campaign launch on Sunday, but absent the counter point it suffices as bias. That no one on the Left ever admits that this deep resume of hers was built riding the coattails of a man who publicly humiliates her in some sort of ongoing, fetish-y political dungeon role-playing game is just sad.

As is she.

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Egyptian TV Host Begs Netanyahu to Bomb Iran

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Via IMRA:

“Our dear friend Netanyahu. Please – Iran faces you and the Bushehr reactor faces you. Put your trust in God and bomb it. We are with you. And if you need fuel for the jets we will give it to you.”

Those were the words of Egyptian television presenter Tawfik Okasha, owner of the private television station Al-Faraeen. Okasha notedly despises both Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. He openly advocates Arab tourism to Israel on his television station. Okasha is not the only Egyptian television host to speak out in support of Netanyahu.

Yet, Okasha’s support for Israel may be convoluted at best. A “staunch supporter” of Egypt’s ruling military council, Okasha has also accused the Obama administration of rigging previous Egyptian elections in favor of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi, “as part of a plot to seize Egyptian oil fields and turn them over to Israel.” His conspiracy theory-esque logic has earned him the dubious title of Egypt’s “Glenn Beck.”

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‘Fictional victims are much more important than actual people’

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

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Gavin McInnes — or rather, his beta male leftoid “brother,” Miles — makes his debut at TheRebel.media.

Warning:

This is satire, but you may find it hard to distinguish from an actual “conversation” you’ve had with a far-left relative or co-worker.

You may want to share it with the “Miles” in your life…

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New York Times Determined to Prove Abe Lincoln Was Really a Democrat

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

That’s the gist of this nasty piece by Timothy Egan, ostensibly honoring the country’s first Republican president on the anniversary of his assassination by a Democrat — but in reality thumping the GOP for not conforming to Egan’s ideas of political correctness. (Worth noting before we begin that the Assassinated Presidents score is GOP 3, Dems 1; talk about a War on Republicans.)

Think of [Lincoln's] legacy on this anniversary of the American passion play. Think of free land for the landless, the transcontinental railroad, the seeding of what would grow into national parks, the granting of human rights to people who had none. And think of how much the party of Lincoln has turned against the expansive political philosophy of Lincoln. Not the emancipation of four million people — Northern Democrats who died on southern battlegrounds, and certainly the Republicans who held power then, get their share of credit for ending the Original Sin of the United States.

But beyond: Could the Republicans who control Congress in 2015, the party of no, ever pass a Homestead Act? That law, which went into effect the very day, Jan. 1, 1863, Lincoln’s wartime executive order to free slaves in the breakaway states did, carries a clause that very few Republicans would support now…

In 1862, Lincoln signed legislation spurring construction of the transcontinental railroad. That same year, he approved a bill that led to the creation of land grant colleges. Today, Congress will not even approve enough money to keep decrepit bridges from falling down, and has whittled away funds to help working kids stay in college. It’s laughable to think of Republicans’ approving of something visionary and forward-looking in the realm of transportation, energy or education. Government, in their minds, can never be a force for good…

what unites the Republican Party, on this 150th anniversary of the murder of Lincoln, is that they are against the type of progressive legislation that gave rise to their party. Lincoln is an oil painting in the parlor, to be dusted off while Republican leaders plot new ways to kill things that he would have approved of.

On and on it goes, the usual hate-filled, sickening, ignorant drivel by the Democrat Party ops who call themselves journalists. Their propaganda campaign against the nation continues unabated. They hate us. They really, really hate us.

 

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New York Times Manufactures ‘Fact’ Out of Thin Air, Uses It to Accuse NRA of Hypocrisy

Friday, April 10th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via The Federalist:

In a scathing editorial this morning, the New York Times editorial board excoriated the National Rifle Association (NRA) for banning all working weapons from its annual convention in Nashville this weekend:

Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how “good guys with guns” are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy.

There’s only one problem: this claim is blatantly false. It is a complete lie. There is no ban, NRA-instituted or otherwise, on the carrying of working weapons at the NRA convention in Nashville this year.

Contrary to the claims of the New York Times editorial board, anyone who is licensed to carry in the state of Tennessee — including those with carry permits from states that have a reciprocity agreement with Tennessee — may carry working, loaded weapons at the convention in accordance with state and local laws. The removal of firing pins from display guns is a commonplace practice for most gun shows.

Grab any checkout counter tabloid at the grocery store and you are likely to encounter more veracity than you will on the pages of the Times. This is blatant false-narrative crafting and they still do it because they have gotten away with it for so long. If they do publish any kind of correction, you can bet it will be buried and come long after this falsehood has taken root in the minds of the readers.

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Gavin McInnes joins TheRebel.media

Friday, April 10th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

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Gavin McInnes has been called “The Godfather of Hipsterdom.”

He co-founded Vice magazine.

He’s a Fox News regular.

He played in a punk band whose name I can’t say here.

Now Gavin McInnes — lifelong rebel — has joined up with his fellow Canadians at TheRebel.media!

He’ll be bringing along bold twice-weekly takes on sex, politics, business, religion and the culture at large.

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How One Israeli Social Media App Is Revolutionizing the 2016 Campaign

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to the Columbia Journalism Review, apps like Meerkat are changing political journalism, putting the power of the message into the hands of the candidates, not the mainstream media. Mere days after its debut at SXSW, Jeb Bush jumped on the Meerkat bandwagon, livestreaming his appearance on the Hugh Hewitt show. Yet, the technology isn’t without VEEP-esque risk:

Still, the apps create opportunities to catch candidates in uncomfortable positions. Gaffes have become a business for accountability groups, like Media Matters and America Rising. The latter deploys dozens of ‘trackers’ to follow and film democratic candidates.

The better the information flow, the better the backbiting.

 

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WATCH: Edward Snowden Gets Called on the Carpet by Fake Journalist

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

John Oliver, HBO’s own version of Jon Stewart who hosts This Week with John Oliver (yes, HBO’s version of The Daily Show) managed to finally nail Edward Snowden to the carpet. Unlike every other journalist who treats Snowden as a modern day prophet, Oliver confronts the former NSA contractor for what he truly is: A computer geek who got his hands on the goods and saw dollar signs. I guess Snowden followed the Pelosi principle: You have to pass the information along you know, make it public, before you can read it yourself.

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Is CNN Destroying Itself with Its Anti-Christian Propaganda?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

CNN seems to be losing the liberal rivalry (or death battle) against MSNBC:

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Breitbart believes CNN’s troubles are caused by its “hatred” for “Christians”:

CNN’s week-long misinformation campaign that used the Indiana and Arkansas religious freedom bills to gin up hate against Christians by dishonestly portraying them as fiery bigots, did little to help the left-wing network in its ongoing death struggle with MSNBC for last place. Monday thru Thursday of last week, the height of CNN’s anti-Christian Hate Campaign, saw the embattled network lose handily to MSNBC in total viewers during the all-important primetime hours.

I don’t think CNN’s hatred is limited to Christians, as such. Rather, they want to destroy everything related to conservatism. Traditional Christianity is evil, and the same goes for traditional marriage. Federalism? Terrible! How dare you even mention it?! Personal responsibility! Brr, begone!

As Breitbart points out, the network is clearly “driven by a desire to destroy” these values and ideas. Apparently, they think that this strategy will help them win the battle against MSNBC. The problem? Viewers don’t just want to hear what’s wrong (with others’ views), they also want to hear alternatives. If you don’t have any to offer, you’ll end up destroying yourself rather than your opponents.

That’s what’s happening to CNN right now. MSNBC also hates traditional family values, but Rachel Maddow and co. at least have an alternative vision for the future. CNN doesn’t.

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Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics’

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

He has a name (sort of)!

Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures.

Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.

Steyer’s PAC found limited success turning climate change into a wedge issue in the 2014 midterm elections, despite spending over $70 million on candidates backing strong climate change policies. Only three of seven candidates backed by NextGen won their races.

This time, it hopes to use the conservative Koch brothers as foils, highlighting the connection between their campaign spending and politicians who deny the science underpinning the rise in global temperatures.

It’s adorable that this piece pretends Steyer wasn’t using the Koch brothers as foils when his candidates were getting shellacked last November. However, as I pointed out last Thursday, this is a game the media is duty bound to play as Official Lap Dogs of the Democratic Party.

The media pretends that the Left’s benefactors aren’t really that rich, you know. Nothing like the KOCH BROTHERS FINANCIAL BEHEMOTH. In this post alone, the writer lets Steyer’s NextGen PAC play coy about how much it will spend, while quoting a NextGen memo decrying “the Koch brothers’ unprecedented campaign spending…” In reality, Steyer spent almost $69 million more than the Koch brothers in the last election cycle.

But it’s the Koch name that everyone knows, because the media keep screaming it from the rooftops. Harry Reid spent much of the time he wasn’t getting his butt kicked by the mob (exercise bands, whatever) on the Senate floor accusing the Kochs pretty much influencing the entire electoral process in America.

Steyer’s name, on the other hand, is rarely mentioned in the media. He’s practically a publicity ghost. Hell, his name didn’t even make it into the headline of the Reuters post. They referred to him as “green donor.” In fact, the Koch brothers get mentioned twice as many times as Steyer does in the article, and it’s about him.

Tom Steyer is the $74 million elephant in the room and the press barely knows his name or acknowledges his existence.

Wise GOP presidential candidates would do well to mention him often.

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WATCH: SNL Puts Sweet Ending on HBO’s Disturbing Scientology Doc

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

After the mind-warp that was Going Clear, HBO’s scathingly detailed examination of the Church of Scientology, you’ll need a really good laugh to recover your sanity. Check out this past weekend’s SNL spoof of the Church of Scientology’s now-infamous ’90s music video. Then remind yourself that the “religion” of Scientology is nothing more than the culmination of one man’s life-long goal to avoid ever having to pay taxes to the federal government.

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CNN Uses Warren Buffet to Pretend Democrats Don’t Have Huge Donors

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

This is how media bias works.

Warren Buffett likes giving away his money and he likes being involved in the nation’s political debate. But he won’t become a Democratic version of the Koch Brothers, giving away millions of dollars to his favorite candidates.

Buffett has given $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, a Super PAC that’s backing Hillary Clinton’s expected run for the White House. He strongly supports her and expects she’ll win. But she’ll have to do so without a six-figure check from Buffett, even if he can easily afford to write one.

“I support her, but I would not write a huge check,” he told CNN. He plans to help raise money for her campaign, but says he doesn’t believe in the kind of huge donations that current campaign laws allow.

“I just don’t believe that the elections should be decided by the super-rich,” he said. Being a billionaire, he has said, shouldn’t mean he can “outshout everybody else.”

This piece is so full of manure it could fertilize Iowa for a decade.

It gives Buffett an opportunity to parrot a Dem talking point about “the super-rich” and “elections.” He even gets a free pass on donating twenty five grand to a Super Pac while railing against them. The man who is notoriously detail-oriented with his money says he didn’t know it was going to a Super Pac, and that’s that. No need to do any journalism and call out his lame excuse, which was that he didn’t know it was a Super Pac because he was only giving $25,000 and he thinks of them as being things you donate millions to.

The real bias here, however, is what the article is none-too-subtly implying: since Warren Buffett isn’t giving millions like the Koch brothers, the Democrats don’t have anyone doing it. This is essential to keep the “super-rich” and “elections” nonsense from choking on hypocrisy. The unceasing mentions of the Koch brothers are meant to create the idea that no one in politics spreads money around like they do, especially no Democrat donors. Even people who are barely aware of politics know who the Koch brothers are now because this has been such an effective strategy.

Meanwhile, a name only known to Democrat insiders and people who read conservative political blogs remains King of the Donation Hill, and it is all going to Democrats.

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When Hillary Stumps on The View, Will Monica be Asking the Questions?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In TV land, touting your victimhood really pays off. Just ask Monica Lewinsky, who finally hooked herself up with the right PR agent. After dawdling in obscurity she manages to reshape herself as the “first victim of cyber-bullying” morphing into a hot commodity among the causeheads in Hollywood, including Barbara Walters.

Attempting to reshape her popular women’s daytime talk show that spawned such spin-offs as The Talk and the distastefully named The Chew, along with the racially cool The Real, Barbara Walters is looking to class up The View in the wake of Rosie O’Donnell by casting none other than Monica “Blue Dress” Lewinsky as the chick who will draw in a high-class crowd.

But, Walters doesn’t hold the reigns any longer. ABC is tossing around names like child star Raven Symone and fashion host Stacy London, but Walters is standing firm, believing that “after a decade-long silence” she “has a lot to say.” With 2016 looming, the real question is, will she get to say it to Hillary or Bill?

Perhaps that’s just the ratings juggernaut Walters is looking for.

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The Media’s Creepy Elizabeth Warren Obsession

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The media’s collective behavior toward radical leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren increasingly resembles that of a creepy older man hitting on a coed. Howard Kurtz has fun dwelling on the embarrassing trend.

The question is whether these persistent inquires proceed from a desperate desire to make news or a longing to give Warren’s racial socialism a grander platform. Warren is known to be President Obama’s preferred successor, a true believer who could come at Hilary Clinton from the left.

Maybe if reporters keep asking if she’s running, she’ll eventually say “yes.” Hold out that creeper hope.

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MSNBC Ratings Continue to Crater

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Surprise! But not.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for MSNBC, along came the quarterly ratings reports.

In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC endured its lowest quarterly demo numbers in a decade, and its total viewership since the final quarter of 2007. Prime-time viewership was down 45 percent in the demo from the first quarter of 2014, while daytime viewership was down 39 percent in the demo.

On Tuesday, while Fox News and CNN were boasting their own quarterly numbers — Fox News remained dominant, CNN made major strides in the demo — MSNBC chose to focus on the month of March instead, where it boasted gains in prime time and a victory for “Morning Joe” over CNN’s “New Day.”

But things are still looking grim for MSNBC: Between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, for instance, more people were watching Al Jazeera America than MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Thomas Roberts and “The Cycle.”

That’s right, even perpetually catering to the pro-terrorist crowd isn’t helping MSNBC pull numbers away from Al Jazeera America.

Unlike their favorite energy sources to talk about, the progressive audience isn’t a sustainable one because there aren’t as many progressives in America as the coastal media elites think there are. It doesn’t take that many to get distracted by things like prison or the occasional flirtation with employment to carve into your audience.

Bless their hearts, none of them have even tried to become more appealing. The entire lineup spent so many years being coddled by upper management that they don’t know they are failing miserably. Soon, most of them will be able to cuddle their participation trophies for comfort.

Until the money from their severance checks runs out.

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Poll: American Support for 2 State Solution in Israel Hits 20 Year Low

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

So much for that story.

Support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at nearly a 20-year low among Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Only 39 percent of respondents in the poll expressed support for a two-state solution, down from 58 percent in 2003, according to a Gallup Poll.

It is worth noting that Politico is running a huge picture of a Code Pink anti-Israel protest. That’s a powerful, not-so-subtle attempt to undermine the very news in the post running below the picture.

Also, it’s rather difficult to ascertain if Americans are losing hope, realizing that this is a part of the world that will always be in turmoil.

One thing is certain: the relationship between the United States and Israel is going to need a lot of repair when President Fundamentally Transform finally exits the arena. If he stays around to muck up the works like Jimmy Carter has all these years, things may never be patched up.

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J Street Speaker Advocates Arab Palestine, Jewish Dhimmitude

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Should it come as any surprise that a J Street speaker would be applauded for proclaiming the myth that the Jews “took” the land of Israel from the Palestinians and are now “imposing” on it? No. Should it come as any surprise that said speaker advocates for the idea of Jews living as a “protected minority” in an Arab Palestine, or any other nation for that matter? No. But it is sadly ridiculous, nonetheless.

Check out commentary at the Algemeiner:

The moderator didn’t challenge her, and as far as I could tell neither did any other panelists.

Isn’t it interesting that at a conference that claims to be “pro-Israel, pro-peace” and that hammers away at how it wants a two state solution, there is no objection to this one-state solution where Jews are “protected” by people who want to kill them?J-Street refuses to let Alan Dershowitz, an advocate of a two-state solution since the 1970s, speak. But this crazy lady who thinks that Israel treats Arab citizens worse than Arabs would treat Jews is given a platform, without a single dissenting voice that I could find, either at the session or on Twitter afterwards, from J-Street members or attendees.

Marcia Freedman is a former Knesset member and a member of J Street’s advisory council. Perhaps it is time for J Street to remove “Pro-Israel” from their logo, since it is obvious that, for their membership at least, any state will do.

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The Radical Left Fishes for Israel, Uses Jewish Americans as Bait

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Jewish Americans are being baited by a radical Left that has sharpened their anti-Bibi fangs in the ready to rip apart the nation of Israel and the entire body of world Jewry. It’s a bold statement, but it’s an honest one. If you thought V15 would dissolve, their participants cashing in the last of the State Department’s change for a defeat party in Vegas, you’re wrong. The ideological fervor is stronger than ever. It has to be, because ideology is the only thing they have fueling their “hope and change” community-organizing momentum that is anything but.

Jonathan Mark at the New York Jewish Week succinctly catalogs the radical-Leftist Jewish bias against Bibi, noting that this isn’t the first time a right-wing leader’s victory has been condemned in the American media. “Begin as in Fagin” a 1977 Time magazine article explained, conjuring up one of the most insulting anti-Semitic stereotypes in history.

Today it is the J Street crowd sacrificing their pound of flesh by cutting themselves off from the “Jewish establishment” in a radical attempt to “directly take on Jewish organizations …complicit with Israel’s occupation” via the Obama method. If Israel won’t directly negotiate, they’ll just be forced into a solution …and what? Be told to deal with it, or else? According to reports, the conference was keynoted by Obama’s chief of staff and fueled nothing more or less than the “Bibi is racist” tagline.

Hannah Senesh wrote about the power of one match to light a fire. In this instance, the blaze is burning out of control in this radicalized segment of the Jewish world.

Mark adopts the Israeli attitude toward the radical Left’s recent drumming up of hostilities, concluding:

If Israel has to go alone, so be it, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Brett Stephens: “Repay contempt with contempt. Mr. Obama plays to classic bully type. He is abusive and surly only toward those he feels are either too weak, or too polite, to hit back…. The Israelis will need to chart their own path of resistance…. Israel survived its first 19 years without meaningful U.S. patronage. For now, all it has to do is get through the next 22, admittedly long, months.”

In the end, he is right. Israel has the self-determination and autonomy to weather the storm. The question is, will the Jewish American community rise to the occasion, or be consumed in the fires of its own outrageous fury, drummed up by a mad man who has no problem negotiating the Jewish people’s terms of destruction on an international scale?

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GAME CHANGER: Hillary’s Campaign Is More Tech Savvy than in ’08

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

IT’S NEWS BECAUSE IT’S HILLARY, YOU SEE.

Hillary Clinton is assembling a technology team that signals a significant departure from her 2008 presidential run, led by Obama veterans and geared toward recasting her analog-era image.

With the hiring of 2012 Obama campaign alumni Teddy Goff as chief digital strategist, Elan Kriegel as analytics director and Andrew Bleeker as a top outside adviser, the campaign is indicating a greater emphasis on the kinds of cutting-edge techniques that both parties now routinely use to tap into every possible fundraising dollar and seek out every available voter. Just as important, the new hires point to a candidate who’s learned from a 2008 campaign marked by its inability to harness technology to its advantage.

It is adorable that they are trying to make it seem as if a shift in approach to technology after eight years is a big deal. In an arena that changes by the second, only the Democratic front-runner could get this many words devoted to the fact that she will be doing something every other major candidate has been doing in recent years: focusing greater resources on tech.

It’s doubly adorable for the lapdogs to pretend this is completely new, given that she already had people on staff who were smart enough to get her private servers to skirt the law while she was secretary of State.

So she’s not really doing something that can be called markedly new when compared either to other campaigns or a recent professional incarnation of herself.

Yet Politico gave it a thousand words.

No bias to see here, move along…

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The One Important Fact Every Media Report Left Out About That ‘Town That Banned Swearing’

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

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A week or so ago, everyone was having lots of Footloose-joke fun at the expense of Canada’s “The Town That Dreaded Curse Words”:

Taber, Alberta — population around 8,000 — has not only banned swearing, but “yelling and screaming” are now also against the law in the small community.

Serious questions came up, too, like whether the bylaw violated (admittedly comical) Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

But what nobody dared to report, until Maclean’s did just now, was just who all these anti-social miscreants were, the ones that necessitated the passing of such a wacky-sounding law in the first place.

Turns out, they’re young Mennonites.

Huh? That sounds like a bigger joke than the original story, right?

(“What kind of Buddhism is this, Otto?“)

But even Maclean’s buries the (other) lede until mid-way through their piece:

These troublemakers aren’t just Mennonites.

They’re Mexican Mennonites.

Who’ve brought with them their culture’s well-documented indifference to such uptight Anglo-Saxon values as prioritizing higher education; cooperating with one’s neighbors to maintain a safe, clean, quiet, civilized public square; and interacting with (surprisingly non-bribable!) authorities in a respectful, law-abiding fashion.

Victor Davis Hanson, please pick up the (off-) white courtesy phone.

And press #2 for Spanish.

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George Zimmerman: Blame Obama for Racial Tension

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Sounds good to me.

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the 2012 shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, blamed President Obama for inflaming racial tensions after the 17-year-old’s death, saying in a videotaped statement that Obama “overstretched, overreached, even broke the law” by allowing the Justice Department to pursue a civil rights investigation of him.

Zimmerman also criticized Obama’s public response to the shooting, in which he said a month after the shooting, “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” and for the president’s holding a ceremony marking the anniversary of Martin’s death with the boy’s parents.

“For him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government which should never happen,” Zimmerman said.

While George Zimmerman may not be the poster boy for Neighborhood Watch, he is certainly right about this. Obama to jump in and ratchet up racial tensions in high-profile stories, often before the police have had a chance to weigh in. We all know the pattern now, too. He pretends to be concerned while either damning the suspect, the police, or both. Then his henchman Eric Holder would launch a very public DOJ investigation yet not find cause to file charges against the individual who was maligned by the president of the United States.

That’s how we end up with cops being targeted by deranged gunmen.

Can’t you just feel the post-racial hope and change calm all over the land?

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The Racist Campaign Ad Israel’s Left Didn’t Want You to See

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

+972 is about as Left as you can get when it comes to political opinions on Israel, which is why kudos go out to blogger Edo Konrad for being the only English-language Israeli writer to draw attention to Isaac Herzog’s anti-Arab campaign ad. It’s just a shame he waited for the dust to settle on the false “Bibi is racist” claims before doing so, but then again, why would he have risked screwing his own party of choice before the election?

Konrad is high-minded in his ethics, enough to criticize Herzog:

…it was Herzog’s utter indifference toward Israel’s Palestinian minority, not to mention the 47-year military dictatorship in the occupied territories, that received little media attention.

In fact, the only time Herzog’s campaign really made an effort to spotlight Israel’s Arab citizens was in a video featuring IDF veterans who served alongside him in the prestigious Unit 8200, which is part of Israel’s vaunted intelligence corps. In the video, the veterans laud Herzog as someone who “understands the Arab mentality” and “has seen Arabs in all kinds of situations,” including “in the crosshairs.”

But, don’t mistake Konrad’s commentary for caring an actual whit about Israeli Arabs. His conclusion as to why Bibi won and Herzog lost:

By warning against “buses full of Arabs,” Netanyahu crossed the line from Likud hawk to Marzel-type incitement. Herzog, on the other hand, remained strictly within the confines of “good taste” — and lost.

Disturbing to say the least. But not uncommon among Israel’s bruised and battered extreme Leftists who have decided to lash out in rage like abused, frightened animals in the wake of the Right’s overwhelming electoral victory. Which is probably why the Left is having such trouble unifying, something that inspired the following exchange between 2 Leftist friends on Facebook:

“The right and the left need to live with moderates.”

“I was thinking the right and left need to live with Xanax.”

So much for the hype that Jewish-American leftists will cut off their support for Israel in droves. If anything, perhaps they, too, will have the guts to look behind the green curtain and into the party’s psych ward.

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Family Feud? Cornyn Declines to Support Cruz Candidacy

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

A thing, or not a thing?

Sen. Rand Paul may have fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell’s support for his likely 2016 presidential bid. But Sen. Ted Cruz won’t have his senior senator from Texas, John Cornyn, behind him.

Cornyn, the Senate majority whip, said in an interview Monday that he would stay neutral in the Republican primary, declining to endorse Cruz just hours after he became the first candidate to officially declare his presidential run.

“You know, we’ve got a lot of Texans who are running for president, so I’m going to watch from the sidelines,” Cornyn said when asked if he would back Cruz. (Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is considering a run as well.)

Cornyn denied his position was retribution for Cruz’s refusal to back him during his Senate primary last year.

Cornyn’s position does not come as much of a surprise. The tea party freshman refused to back Cornyn during the senator’s crowded primary race last year, unlike in Kentucky where Paul aggressively campaigned for McConnell last year and backed him during his primary bid. But Cruz insisted he would stay neutral in Cornyn’s primary race, which he easily won.

While I am sure that Cruz and Cornyn probably aren’t on Snapchat with each other late at night, the tenor of this post is probably a bit much.

If Rick Perry decides to run, which seems likely, it would make more sense for Cornyn to back him, even if they all got along famously. Politico kicks this piece off with a false equivalency: McConnell hasn’t supported Rand Paul’s candidacy because Rand Paul is not yet a candidate. That may seem like quibbling, but it is true.

The media needs to create REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR stories where there aren’t any.

But Valerie Jarrett’s machinations about Hillary’s emails are a non-story.

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Bedouin Arab Village Is Most Pro-Bibi Town in Israel

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Blogger Elder of Ziyon writes:

Deebo at Israellycool looks at some interesting statistics from the Israeli elections.

One of the facts reported is that the most pro-Likud town in Israel is the village of All Naim, where 77% voted Likud.

Al Naim is a Bedouin Arab town.

Why did they vote for Bibi? NRG went there and asked.

The NRG report is in Hebrew, but the basic story is that the village has been fighting for basic electric and sewage services for years. The Netanyahu government proved to be the one source that finally started making progress two years ago. As the secretary of the settlement explained, the overwhelming support for Bibi and Likud was due to the fact that “there is something in our heritage that we remember a person of good things.” Imagine, voting for a politician on the basis of what they’ve already accomplished instead of what they’re promising to do.

But, as EoZ explains, because this overwhelming Arab support for Netanyahu/Likud doesn’t fit the mainstream narrative, the chances of it hitting big press are slim to none. Illustrating his point, the story was covered by the Israel paper Haaretz, which sourced unnamed residents of the village who claimed the local council told the residents how to vote. Their article ended by quoting a disgruntled Arab from an adjacent unrecognized Bedouin village of 80 residents. How relevant the quote was to the story of Al Naim, versus the “Right is racist” narrative? You decide.

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VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks Out in New Book ‘Heretic’

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Watch as the infamous activist, blacklisted by Brandeis University for her anti-Islam views, discusses her new book Heretic and the concept of reforming Islam. Martha Raddatz has no problem outing herself as a turncoat feminist, accusing Hirsi Ali, herself a survivor of female genital mutilation, of unfairly attacking Islam now that she has left the religion.

Raddatz and the pro-Islam Manalo Omar are also quick to gang up on Hirsi Ali when she highlights one of the many Qu’ranic calls for death to infidels currently being used to justify Sharia law and jihad, citing both “the Torah” and “the Bible” as containing violent verses. When Hirsi Ali replies by questioning where the Christians are who take these verses as literally as their Islamic counterparts, Raddatz changes her line of questioning without changing her politically correct tone.

“Doesn’t [your book] incite people to hate Muslims?” is Raddatz’s conclusion, not her query, proving once again that the West’s multiculturalist elite are the greatest threat to Islamic reform.

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Jay Leno Says College Kids Too PC, Ageist Salon Calls Him a ‘Grumpy Old Man’

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

He’s right, of course.

Meyers asked Leno how colleges have changed since he played them decades ago. Leno said, “College kids now are so politically correct.”

He gave an example of a Tonight Show intern who said he sounded racist for not liking Mexican food. Leno said, “Being anti-guacamole is not racist, okay? You have no idea what racism is. That’s not racism, you idiot, you moron!”

A cursory glance at campus protests on any given day will prove that Leno is correct. What should be the segment of the population that is carefree and enjoying life has been turned into a bunch of perpetually aggrieved shrews by their commie masters in academia.

The single-digit IQ brain trust at Salon, which loves to write stories decrying ageism, by the way, responded with this:

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Why is Journalist Marc Ambinder Apologizing for Hurting the Feelings of a Government Agency?

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Obama’s America.

Marc Ambinder, The Week’s editor-at-large, is apologizing for a POLITICO Magazine article he wrote about the Secret Service in an essay published on Friday.

Ambinder wrote that his article, which looked into the problems with substance abuse within the Secret Service, “unfairly maligned” the agency.

Earlier this month, two Secret Service agents reportedly bumped some kind of plastic traffic barrel while driving onto White House grounds in the midst of an security incident investigating a suspicious package. The first reports cited the incident as a car crash caused by agents, who some said, had been drinking at a party, but later reports put a much milder gloss on the incident.

On Thursday, Secret Service director Joseph Clancy said the agents were driving “one to two miles per hour” and barely grazed an orange traffic barrel. The incident has been referred to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General for further investigation.

What is disturbing here is that this wasn’t a deep investigative piece that got a lot of facts wrong. Ambinder is apologizing for saying something offensive and his wording of the apology borders on creepy if you’re a First Amendment fan:

In his essay for The Week, Ambinder wrote that he’s “embarrassed’ that he suggested the incident “smacks of the behavior of ‘high function alcoholics.”

“I had no right to say that, at all,” he wrote.

I am fairly certain that we all have the right to be offensive. Ambinder didn’t go after the agents themselves, but the agency, an agency that has had no shortage of embarrassments in recent years, by the way.

It does nothing to dispel the idea that the media are functioning as publicity arms of the government now that we media bias watchers worry about. The press in this country was supposed to be a fierce opposition voice to the powers that be and and watching it act like a whipped puppy and talking about not having a right to offend is a bit un-American.

If that offends anyone don’t bother asking me for an apology.

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Hillary Supporters Force Little Girls to Shill for Bill as First Lady in 2016

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Get your vomit bags out before watching this shameful attempt at brainwashing the next generation into thinking Hillary Clinton should be their feminist savior. The YouTube account “Bill for First Lady 2016″ has released a campaign spot featuring a series of little girls rhyming 5 reasons why Hillary should run for president in 2016.

They promulgate the requisite pay-gap myth with the tacky line, “In the USA, having a va-jay-jay shouldn’t mean less pay,” explaining why Common Core is so into sex ed. The girls also get in a line about Republicans bullying women over “reproductive rights,” leaving one to wonder if these girls know they’re the third generation to have survived legalized abortion in America (apparently not a lesson in the Common Core curriculum).

The most unintentionally comical point comes in the conclusion that, “As First Lady, Bill will rock the dress.” I guess Common Core hasn’t gotten to the ’90s, either. Bill definitely rocked the dress, in Democrat blue no less. Not surprisingly this one is red, reminding women they should vote Republican instead.

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MSNBC‘s Capehart: Admitting Truth About ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ was ‘Hardest Piece I Ever had to Write’

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Here is the piece to which he is referring, which was titled, Hands up, don’t shoot” was built on a lie

We spend so much time highlighting the awfulness in news, especially of the cable variety, that it is perhaps worth a mention when one actually tells the truth and admits being wrong. This doesn’t excuse the damage that was done by the media perpetuating this lie, but it’s a start. Here’s the video:

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Politico: Bibi Wins But Obama Doesn’t Like Him, So There

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

This evening’s entertainment…

At a minimum, the result disappointed many Democrats long exasperated with an Israeli leader they consider tantamount to a partisan rival, particularly after Netanyahu’s controversial March 3 speech to Congress arranged by Speaker John Boehner behind the Obama White House’s back. Pre-election polling had shown Netanyahu’s Likud trailing the center-left Zionist Union party led by his chief rival, Isaac Herzog.

Zionist Union party supporters react at the first exit polls at the party’s election headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel | AP Photo

Obama officials consider Herzog a far more promising partner on issues like the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran’s nuclear program.

Now, if Netanyahu does outmaneuver Herzog to form and lead a majority coalition in the Israeli Knesset, his long-troubled relations with President Obama may reopen at their lowest point yet.

Expect the spinning to resemble the cartoon Tasmanian Devil by the morning. The last few days were absolutely polluted with stories about Netanyahu’s imminent political demise, with the most popular version of the tale being that he ruined his chances by angering great and powerful thin-skinned consumer of canines currently occupying the Oval Office.

One does not hurt Barack Obama’s feelings without some backlash.

Now that Obama has once again been revealed impotent in helping candidates not named Barack Obama to victory, his media petting zoo is out of sorts. They will be expending a lot of effort to explain exactly why this victory wasn’t really a victory.

Naturally, they will be directed by the White House.

Maybe with an assist from Tehran.

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