No wonder show is already cancelled.
By Mark Finkelstein | | May 28, 2013 | 8:39 AM EDT
Do people still mail resumes? If so John Heilemann can save himself the stamp required to send his to Vanity Fair, should he ever consider a shift from his current spot at New York.
On today's Morning Joe, Heilemann bizarrely trashed—excuse the pun—the staff at Vanity Fair. Said the Game Change co-author: "it's well known Vanity Fair has a congenital, pervasive alcohol dependency problem . . they're all drunk over there." View the video after the jump.
By Tim Graham | | May 28, 2013 | 8:22 AM EDT
The Washington Post occasionally must enjoy sounding completely preposterous. In a Tuesday book review, we’re told in the headlines that gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage is “on a healing mission” and underneath his “wit,” he only “wants reconciliation.”
The Post, which routinely avoids stooping to review conservative best-sellers, assigned gay activist Chandler Burr (“the former scent critic of the New York Times”) to spray perfume all over Dan Savage’s new book, despite his record of vicious attacks on conservatives. “In fact,” writes Burr, “reconciliation is at the heart of everything Savage writes and says”:
By Tim Graham | | May 27, 2013 | 11:33 PM EDT
Ads appeared on Sunday night’s season finale of “Smash” for a “Women’s Concert for Change” to air on NBC from London on June 2. Presenters include not just Madonna and Salma Hayek, but also Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Gloria Steinem.
It’s to benefit “Chime for Change,” a new campaign to “raise funds and awareness for female empowerment around the world, distributed to non-profit organizations focused in the key areas of education, health care and justice,” according to the NBC press release. Their advisory board includes liberals like Arianna Huffington and former PBS president Pat Mitchell.
'Girls' Star Lena Dunham: 'Happy Memorial Day! I've Already Peed in Two Different Starbucks Bathrooms!'By Noel Sheppard | | May 27, 2013 | 6:28 PM EDT
What is it about liberal disdain for America's most-revered national holidays?
Consider HBO Girls star Lena Dunham who chose to tweet hours ago, "Happy Memorial Day! I've already peed in two different Starbucks bathrooms!"
'Idol' Worship: Mass. Town Throws Costly Parade for Hometown Pop Singer, Then Cancels Memorial Day ParadeBy Tim Graham | | May 27, 2013 | 5:11 PM EDT
On May 4, the town of Beverly, Massachusetts threw a huge parade and concert for 19-year-old “American Idol” contestant Angie Miller, who made the top three in the competition.“It’s a great chance to show off our fair city,” Mayor Bill Scanlon said. The city spent $31,200 on security, cleanup and other costs associated with the events, he said.
So it must have looked like an odd contrast in American values when the town of Beverly, Massachusetts then canceled its parade for Memorial Day 23 days later, a tradition for more than 100 years. Thousands turned out for the pop star, but few turn out for the heroic fallen:
By Noel Sheppard | | May 27, 2013 | 3:59 PM EDT
As NewsBusters reported last week, MSNBC's Chris Matthews had the nerve on Friday's Hardball to call Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) "the unsmiling, contemptuous face of the wild, nasty, hard-right fringe."
On May 11, 2013, Cruz gave the commencement address at Hillsdale College. I wonder if you agree with Mr. Matthews (video follows with commentary):
Mother Jones, Looking at Food Stamp Proposal, Claims African-Americans Are Disproportionately 'Murderers, Rapists, Pedophiles'By Tom Blumer | | May 27, 2013 | 3:50 PM EDT
Jason Richwine -- who recently resigned from the Heritage Foundation over objectively observing, in the words of a Fox News report, "that Hispanics had a lower IQ than American whites, and that their descendants would too" -- call wherever your new office is. Or maybe go left and apply for a job at Mother Jones.
At that the arch-liberal rag, Erika Eichelberger, in objecting to a congressional proposal relating to the Food Stamp program, has reacted hysterically and predictably. But in the process, she also acknowledged a sad reality, which is a really dangerous thing to do in LeftyLand (HT Twitchy):
Brit Hume Hammers Juan Williams for Saying Eric Holder's the 'Exact Right Person' to Probe His Own DepartmentBy Tim Graham | | May 27, 2013 | 3:04 PM EDT
On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume hammered at fellow Fox analyst Juan Williams for asserting Attorney General Eric Holder was “the exact right person” to investigate his own Justice Department’s excesses in probing journalists for leaks.
Not even Bob Schieffer was buying that idea on CBS. He said it "makes no sense." Williams tried to blame the Republicans and the Bush administration for the heightened leak investigations: [video below]
By NB Staff | | May 27, 2013 | 12:49 PM EDT
To all those who gave their lives for our country, we're forever grateful for their sacrifices which have kept us free.
In honor of Memorial Day, here's a special edition of NB ToonsDay, a day early. [see below the fold for cartoons]
By Tim Graham | | May 27, 2013 | 12:09 PM EDT
Radio host Hugh Hewitt's interviews with reporters can be fascinating. On Tuesday, he pressed New York Times reporter Michael Shear about the question of what President Obama was doing on the night of September 11, 2012 as the Benghazi consulate came under a vicious terrorist attack. Shear showed an obvious distaste for digging into this, saying "relevance is in the eye of the beholder" and "I'm not personally trying to get to the bottom of that."
Speaking of digging into irrelevant issues, when Shear was at The Washington Post, he spent months in 2006 trying to dig a political ditch for Sen. George Allen for insulting a Democratic opposition researcher as "Macaca." So political bias might be a better guess as to his interests:
By Tim Graham | | May 27, 2013 | 11:34 AM EDT
File under the Stupid Things Biden Says a letter he recently wrote to a child about chocolate ammunition: “I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.”
Over at the website Rare.us, they posted a YouTube video from some Iraq veterans that took Biden’s notion and put it on its ear. You’ll want to see them shoot a cinder block with chocolate:
By Rich Noyes | | May 27, 2013 | 11:25 AM EDT
Just posted to MRC.org this Memorial Day, the latest edition of MRC's Notable Quotables newsletter, recounting the most outrageous quotes from the liberal media. This week: the media warn that "voters will punish" Republicans if they "overplay their hand" and actually investigate the multiple scandals swirling around the Obama administration.
At the same time, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell uniquely insists that there's "nothing wrong" about the IRS targeting the Tea Party, a view which makes him more extreme than most of his left-wing MSNBC colleagues, while the always-sycophantic Chris Matthews has this advice for President Obama: "Stop taking advice from sycophants."
The best quotes (including five videos) are below the jump; the full edition is posted here.
By Noel Sheppard | | May 27, 2013 | 10:23 AM EDT
CBS's Face the Nation Sunday spent fifteen minutes discussing climate change and amongst other things its impact on tornadoes - in particular the EF-5 that hit Moore, Oklahoma, last week.
As not one global warming skeptic was invited to participate in the panel, I've taken the liberty of getting opinions from some of the leaders on the realist side of the debate (video follows with commentary and full transcript of the segment at the end of the post):
By NB Staff | | May 27, 2013 | 6:11 AM EDT
Happy Memorial Day to all NB readers. We are glad to honor the sacrifice of those who gave the last measure of devotion protecting this country. Please share your Memorial Day tributes on this post. For the general weekend open thread, click here.