Drilling Ken Salazar

March 23rd, 2011 4:01 PM
After two years of practicing unrepentant contempt for science, jobs, law and truth, why should Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's words mean anything anymore? While President Obama promotes offshore drilling overseas thousands of miles away in Brazil, Salazar now promises to revitalize America's oil and gas industry. It's like Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian promoting himself as…

Obama Administration Found in Contempt of Court, Media Silent

February 4th, 2011 12:46 PM
On Thursday, Louisiana Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman found that the Obama Interior Department was in contempt of his ruling that the offshore oil drilling moratorium, imposed by the administration in 2010, was unconstitutional. After Feldman struck down the initial drilling ban, the Interior Department simply established a second ban that was virtually identical. While the…

Pity the Prez: NYT Blog Hauls Out the 'Distraction' Meme Again (Update

November 23rd, 2010 7:22 PM
I heard Rush mention this Caucus Blog item at the New York Times on his program today. It seems that the Times's Michael Shear is disappointed that Dear Leader is yet again caught up in a "distraction" ("Pat-Downs Ensnare White House in New Distraction"). It's headlined in the item's browser window as "Pat-Downs Ensnare White House in New Controversy.…

AP Howler: BP Spill Handling a 'Stain' on Admin's 'Reputation for Rely

November 12th, 2010 10:42 AM
Thursday evening, NB's Ken Shepherd accurately pointed out how little establishment press interest there has been in prominently carrying an Associated Press report about how the Obama administration has been, in the words of the wire service's Dina Cappiello, "downplaying scientific findings, misrepresenting data and most recently misconstruing the opinions of experts it solicited…

WaPo Buries, NYT Print Edition Ignores Govt. Investigation Finding Oba

November 11th, 2010 7:18 PM
During the Bush administration, the media made much of political appointees supposedly editing and otherwise interfering with the integrity of the work of career federal government scientists, particularly on studies pertaining to global warming/climate change. Well now the Associated Press is reporting that an inspector general's report from the Interior Department released yesterday…

WaPo Hails Obama's 'Zest for Inquiry,' This 'Probing, Cerebral' Presid

October 15th, 2010 4:38 PM
It’s not every day that a front-page Washington Post report has copy that can be mocked as “Auditioning to Be the Next Obama Girl.” (That is, unless you count Eli “Obama's Chiseled Pectorals” Saslow.) James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal designated this florid passage for that title, from a sprawling 5,355-word Wednesday front-page article by reporters…

D.C. ABC Reporter Doug McKelway Fired for Argument Over Anti-Obama, An

September 17th, 2010 8:05 AM
The Washington Post reported Friday that WJLA-TV, the local D.C. area affiliate of ABC, has fired longtime anchorman Doug McKelway for "insubordination and misconduct" after (or during?) an April report on left-wing oil spill protesters (video here):In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters "largely representing far-left environmental groups.…

The Fed's Beige Book: AP Needs a Geography Lesson

September 9th, 2010 12:08 AM
For the record, here are the first and fourth sentences from the Federal Reserve's Beige Book released earlier this afternoon: Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggested continued growth in national economic activity during the reporting period of mid-July through the end of August, but with widespread signs of a deceleration compared with preceding periods. ... However, the…

CNBC's Najarian: Drilling Moratorium 'Shows a Tone-Deafness From This

September 2nd, 2010 6:29 PM
With a 9.6 percent unemployment rate overall in the United States and unemployment rates showing an uptick in states on the Gulf of Mexico that allow offshore oil drilling, one has to wonder what the Obama administration is thinking its Draconian wide-sweeping moratorium halting deepwater drilling in the Gulf after the BP oil spill. While environmentalists are using today's explosion on a oil…

HuffPo Climate Hysterics: BP Spill, Cap & Trade 'Missed Opportunity' i

September 1st, 2010 12:40 PM
With any luck, we're going to be seeing a lot more commentary like Jim Garrison's Aug. 31 Huffington Post piece. What's positive about it isn't the apocalyptic hysteria of his descriptions of "climate shock," entertaining as they are. Rather, it's his lamentation that President Obama, Al Gore and the global warming industry missed the perfect opportunity to dismantle the U.S.…

Bozell Column: Brian Williams, From Musketeer to Mouseketeer

August 31st, 2010 10:55 PM
The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina recalls a horror show on two levels. There’s the actual disaster which killed hundreds of people – and then there’s the media smear job on the Bush administration and first responders. No one should forget pompous grandstanders like “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams signing off three months after the floods from the Lower Ninth Ward:  "This…

Brian Williams Treats Obama as Oracle of Wisdom, Wonders: ‘How Are Y

August 29th, 2010 9:27 PM
Interviewing President Barack Obama in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon, Brian Williams treated Obama with a level of deference he didn’t afford to President George W. Bush as he treated Obama as a great oracle of wisdom to pluck. “Katrina was about so many things. It was about class and race and government and the environment,” Williams told Obama in the except aired on the NBC Nightly News,…

Brad Pitt: Let's Execute Some BP Executives

August 25th, 2010 11:14 AM
On July 27th and 28th, the New York Times published the following headline: "The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected." In the story that followed the headline, readers were informed: "The immense patches of surface oil that [once] covered thousands of square miles of the gulf after the...oil rig explosion are largely gone.…

CBS: Gulf Oil Spill An 'Opportunity' to Push Green Energy on 'Power-Hu

August 17th, 2010 3:48 PM
At the top of CBS's Sunday Morning, host Charles Osgood proclaimed: "From sky-high air-conditioning bills to gasoline-fueled vacations in the car, there's nothing like summer to remind us that we Americans are power hungry." In the story that followed later, correspondent Seth Doane declared: "In the wake of the Gulf oil disaster, calls for cleaner, greener energy, are growing…