Jeffrey Lord is a contributing writer for NewsBusters
Jeffrey Lord is a Contributing Writer for NewsBusters.
Lord is a former White House political director in the Reagan White House and aide to HUD Secretary Jack Kemp. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania he went on to work for the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Leader, then going on to serve on Capitol Hill as a press secretary and legislative director for Congressman Bud Shuster (R-Pa.) and Executive Assistant to US Senator John Heinz (R-Pa.). He was the chief of staff for Reagan-Bush ’84 co-chair Drew Lewis as well as to Mr. Lewis in his role as chairman of Warner-Amex Cable (now Time Warner) in New York City.
Now a writer and commentator, he is a Contributing Editor of The American Spectator, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, the Fox Business Channel and Newsmax TV. His work has been discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show, and he has also appeared on the Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham talk radio shows in addition to talk radio programs across the country. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Harrisburg Patriot-News and other publications. He is the author of The Borking Rebellion:The Untold True Story of How a Bipartisan Group of Pennsylvania Women Attorneys Took on the Entire US Senate Judicial Confirmation Process - and Won. Lord, a native of Northampton, Massachusetts, now lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
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Mark Levin was plain. And the question is now on the table for discussion.
Both on his own eponymous radio show and in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s TV show, in discussing President Obama’s treatment of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Mark specifically and in detail accused the Obama administration of anti-Semitism and liberals in general of flat-out racism, all of this protected by what he called the “Praetorian guard media.”
You have to love the sheer, bald hypocrisy of the liberal media.
With a nod to now-former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin you could call the recent actions by the New York Times, the New York Daily News and other media critics of those 47 GOP senators who signed that letter to Iran “media McCarthyism."
As the issue of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails mushrooms, let’s take a stroll down the media’s memory lane to another time and another scandal and another woman. The scandal, of course, is the Watergate scandal and the role the tapes played in bringing down a presidency.
The moment I heard that David Corn of Mother Jones had some sort of story about Bill O'Reilly's career from decades ago? It shouldn't be rocket science to understand on the spot that this was all about politics.
There is a lesson from all of this O'Reilly story, a reminder of exactly how the American Left works. Make no mistake. This story of what Bill O'Reilly did or did not say or do decades ago during the Falklands War is not what this latest dust-up is really all about.
Here is Joe Scarborough, a guy who blithely plays the co-host of a morning show on a network that has a god-awful record for living in the sewers of racial politics. This is the network that gives the possibly-soon-to-be-removed-to-the weekend lineup Al Sharpton an entire show.
But Joe is concerned about Rudy Giuliani - a guy whose political heroes include those vociferous racists Robert Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, with a considerable record of his own for saving black lives with a tough crime policy. Talk about turning things upside down?
Here’s a question. What is the difference between Brian Williams and Rush Limbaugh? What is the dog that isn’t barking?
Answer? The audience. There is no sudden groundswell of outraged NBC Nightly News viewers rallying to the support of the suspended anchor, angrily demanding he be restored to his job. On the contrary, when Rush Limbaugh ran into trouble in the Sandra Fluke episode and a handful of sponsors left -- under pressure of manufactured outrage from liberal interest groups -- Rush’s audience rallied on the spot.
So now another Brian Williams story surfaces, this time about Katrina. The lying and exaggerating? We're talking pathological -- and the pathology of an entire network’s culture. From exploding GM trucks to pretending Al Sharpton is a journalist, NBC's culture has put "narrative journalism" ahead of the truth. And the results are becoming clear.
Before Mitt Romney withdrew from the 2016 presidential race, The Washington Post -- the paper that tried in 2012 to paint Romney as a rich bully for some dopey prep school roughhousing -- was playing the class warfare card again. In an article tis past week by Philip Bump the paper headlined this question: "How Big is Mitt Romney’s California House?"
Guess who has a bigger home than Mitt Romney? In fact, guess who has a home that is more than twice the size of Mitt Romney? If you guessed Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, you would be right.
Well. Surprise, surprise. All is not as appears on the subject of Fox News and those Muslim “no go zones” in Europe.
ComcastNBC loves its customers….but it hates some of them. What else is there to say about a major American media corporation that just is so eager for business - but hates the conservative beliefs of some of those same customers?
This teensy problem -- disapproving the politics of its customers -- is now threatening to throw a monkey wrench into the media giant’s bid to merge with TimeWarner Cable, a bid that would put the combined giants into 66% of American homes wired for cable.
Paris has been in lockdown mode because of Islamic terrorists connected to Al Qaeda. The terrorists are now dead, and for the moment Paris is breathing a sigh of relief. In the pages of the New York Times there is a quote from a woman who survived the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Happy New Year, Comcast. Now do yourself and your company a favor and fire the man identified by Mediaite as ..really…””the most powerful man in America.” Who would that be, exactly? “Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America right now.”
Seth Rogen needs to start writing a new script telling this story for the screen, the story of the Sony cave-in to North Korea and its hackers -- starring himself with James Franco and George Clooney as a co-stars. Not to mention every other Hollywood star who has genuine guts, not the make-believe version, to stand up and be counted.
Lena Dunham tries to shame conservative bloggers with their "meat hands" for their callous writing on sexual assault. But Dunham's collapsing story about her own campus rape isn't the only outrage. There's also her hypocrisy over the accused rapist who became president.
Jim Geraghty at National Review nailed the problem for the media: "What If the Media's 'Narrative Journalism' Harms Their Own Causes?" Especially when their journalism turns out to be reckless and false.
The media calls climate change skeptics “anti-science.” Then along comes the seemingly un-related death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And wonder of wonders…suddenly for liberals in the media science is just one big no big deal. The point is made sadly if exquisitely in the liberal media treatment of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.
Jon Stewart says Sean Hannity is a “loathsome dude.” The host of The Daily Show makes a point of saying of Hannity that he is “probably the most loathsome dude over there” -- there being, of course, Fox News.
Which raise an obvious question, a question impossible to miss.
Controversial MIT professor Jonathan Gruber - in the headlines for repeated videotaped admissions of lying to the “stupid” American people in writing the ACA law has been tied to the hotly controversial issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants. An amnesty that would get around the prohibitions of the ACA that deny Obamacare to illegal immigrants by simply and directly removing the status of “undocumented” from “undocumented immigrants” - thereby making them eligible for Obamacare.
Why in the world did Greta Van Susteren and all these others have to do the job that the United States government should have been doing with a U.S. Marine detained in Mexico? Certainly we’re not going to be getting an explanation from the Obama White House. Which in itself says something. Once upon a time America had a president with a very different view of his role in this kind of situation.