Latest Vague Plans for Kelo Ruling Area Now Barren for 8-1/2 Years: A

December 14th, 2013 9:27 AM
The nation's press has long since stopped paying any attention to what has actually happened in the wake of the outrageous Kelo vs. New London Supreme Court ruling in June 2005. The court's majority wrote that "The city has carefully formulated a development plan that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including, but not limited to, new jobs and…

Not News Outside Connecticut: Every Plan on State's Obamacare Exchange

December 13th, 2013 9:44 PM
Searches on "Connecticut" at the Associated Press's national site and at the Politico indicate that there's plenty of news about the Nutmeg State which the two web sites believe merit national attention. But somehow, the fact that the state's Obamacare exchange, Access Health CT, "had incorrect information online about deductibles and co-insurance impacting all 19…

Conn. Newspaper: Sorry, We Did Not Mean to Compare Fox News to KKK, Ju

August 1st, 2013 2:15 PM
If you’re a fairly large daily paper and you’re looking to make a complete fool out of yourself, you can find a how-to primer in the editorial pages of the New Haven Register. It goes something like this: Accuse a rival news organization, whose views on race you disagree with, of deriving its inspiration from the Ku Klux Klan. Then realize how dumb you sound, and write a…

New Haven Register: Fox, Coulter, the GOP, Nugent, Some of Its Readers

July 30th, 2013 11:57 PM
Those who falsely smear the other side in an attempt to make an argument tend to do so because they have run out of real ones. It would appear that the New Haven Register's argument cupboard is completely barren of everything but poisonous rhetoric. In an opinion piece which I can hardly believe is a house editorial, the Register characterizes Ann Coulter, Fox News, the Republican…

Eight Years Later, the Kelo Eminent-Domain Lawsuit Site Is Still Barre

June 24th, 2013 11:19 PM
How ironic it is that, as Kyle Drennen noted today at NewsBusters, that NBC's David Gregory was so vocal in advocating that "Government Playing a Bigger Role" in the economy, given that yesterday was the eighth anniversary of the Kelo vs. New London decision, a monument to colossal government failure if there ever was one. A 5-4 Supreme Court majority, believing that the…

Not News at AP: Connecticut Legislative District Goes GOP For First Ti

June 15th, 2013 9:45 PM
A GOP candidate for the Connecticut State Legislature's 53rd District about 70 miles northeast of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown won election on Tuesday, marking the first time the seat has gone to a Republican since Richard Nixon was president. Republican Samuel Belsito defeated Democrat Anthony J. Horn by a 58.5%-41.5% margin, largely because his stances in support of citizens…

New London Day Continues to Boycott the Term 'Kelo,' Hails Possible 'D

March 25th, 2013 9:59 AM
Almost eight years after the Supreme Court's odious Kelo v. New London ruling and eight years of press failure to report the utter lack of subsequent development in the affected area in New London, Connecticut, construction might start taking place in a couple of months -- emphasis on "may." What's notable about how Kathleen Edgecomb at the New London Day wrote up her…

Conn. Legislator Makes Lewd Remark to 17 Year-old Girl at Hearing; Con

March 2nd, 2013 7:52 PM
Did you ever mean to say "If you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades." and have it come out "If you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here"? I mean, those sentences are so close to being identical, and these kinds of misstatements happen all the time, right? Well, that's what you have to believe if you're still a defender of…

Conn. Lawmaker Wants State's Handgun Permit Records Made Public; Coura

January 4th, 2013 2:11 PM
Currently in Connecticut, unlike New York, handgun permit records can't be made public. Nutmeg State legislator Stephen D. Dargan, a Democrat from West Haven and co-chairman of the legislature's public safety committee, wants to change that. Borrowing from some of the specious reasoning used by Gannett's White Plains, New York-based Journal News to justify publishing an interactive…

Network Gun Policy Stories In Late '90s Carried Exact Same Liberal The

December 20th, 2012 6:17 PM
If today's gun control debate seems a bit stale to you, you're not wrong. Twelve years ago, MRC's Geoffrey Dickens wrote a Special Report on network coverage of gun controversies over a two-year period from July 1997 to June 1999. ABC, CBS, and NBC harped on several major themes in their coverage of gun policy stories. The arguments most commonly advanced by the network stars had…

NYTimes's Helene Cooper: Choose Between 2nd Amendment Rights or 'Kids

December 19th, 2012 7:09 AM
Sunday's episode of The Chris Matthews Show featured an exchange between host Pete Williams and New York Times White House reporter Helene Cooper on President Obama pushing for stronger gun control legislation the day of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Cooper laid out the issue in emotional terms, suggesting people must choose between the protection of the Second Amendment and the…

New York Times's Massacre Coverage Permeated With Aggressive Push for

December 18th, 2012 3:53 PM
The New York Times continues to helpfully lay out a path for Obama to order up gun control legislation in the wake of the tragedy at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Tuesday's lead story by Jennifer Steinhauer and Charlie Savage wasted no time in politicizing things: "Pro-Gun Democrats Signaling Openness to Limits; Town Starts the Mournful task of Saying Goodbye."…

WaPo Blogger Compares Gun Lobby to Pagan God Demanding Child Sacrifice

December 18th, 2012 3:41 PM
“Americans trust their guns, not God,” and the gun lobby is sacrificing children to an ancient pagan god demanding child sacrifice. That’s the message of Washington Post ‘On Faith’ theological train-wreck Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite’s plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thistlethwaite complained in a…

Well-Kept Secret: New London, Conn. Mayor Has Apologized for Kelo Prop

February 15th, 2012 11:34 PM
Daryl Justin Finizio, the recently elected Democratic Party Mayor of New London, Connecticut has apologized to the families and homeowners who lost their homes as a result of the city's decision to condemn properties in the Fort Trumbull area of that city. Those efforts began over a decade ago. A lawsuit by the victims which attempted to stop the city from taking their properties and…