As 'Jobs Hard to Get Number' Hits 28-Year High, AP Claims Consumers' R

September 27th, 2011 1:19 PM
The Conference Board's September Consumer Confidence Survey came out this morning. Overall, it rose very slightly from a miserable 45.2 to a still-miserable 45.4. Consumers' assessment of near-term prospects slid from 34.3 to in August to 32.5, while their longer-term outlook improved from 52.4 to 54.0. At the Associated Press (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion…

Goldman, AP to Lawmakers: Keep Spending Like Mad or Economic Growth Wi

February 26th, 2011 9:18 PM
Thursday, an odd warning emanated from the halls of the supposedly esteemed investment firm known as Goldman Sachs: If Uncle Sam spends $61 billion less during the second half of the current fiscal year, and ends the year with "only" $3.758 trillion in spending instead of the administration's anticipated $3.819 trillion, economic growth will be seriously harmed. Yesterday,…

Toast of the London Stage: Play With Laura Bush Reading to Dead Iraqi

September 11th, 2010 7:33 AM
George W. Bush may be almost two years removed from his White House tenure, but the haters are still at work. Gay Marxist playwright Tony Kushner is the toast of London theatre right now for his series of five small plays called "Tiny Kushner." Included in the set is a reprise of his piece titled "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy," featuring Laura Bush reading …

The False Toyota 'Brag' and 'Win' Memes Turn Into an Establishment Med

February 22nd, 2010 4:39 AM
If the goal of whoever leaked the contents of a presentation originally made internally at Toyota's Washington, DC offices and turned over to congressional investigators was to drum up an intense level of negative press coverage against the company, they can sit back and say, "Mission accomplished." It seems to have started Sunday with David Shepardson of the Detroit News, who reported…

Financial Times Reporter: Is Next Year Too Soon to Address Deficit

February 3rd, 2010 2:22 PM
Only a liberal could imagine that addressing the federal deficit and creating jobs might be mutually exclusive. On MSNBC's Feb. 3 "Morning Joe," Chrystia Freeland of The Financial Times asked Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., whether she agreed with President Obama's stated intention of addressing the deficit next year. "Senator, we've also heard from the president that next year…

Matthews Calls Palin A 'Troglodyte' For Not Buying Global Warming

December 10th, 2009 10:03 AM
Did you know that if you don't believe man is responsible for global warming you're a prehistoric cavedweller completely unaware of what's going on in the world?So said MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a discussion on Wednesday's "Hardball" when he referred to Sarah Palin and everybody else that doesn't agree with Nobel Laureate Al Gore's view of climate change as "troglodytes."…

FT's Freeland 'Comforted' Military's Devotion To 'Diversity' Endures

November 10th, 2009 8:12 AM

Albright: Washington Times Makes Her 'Crazy', but Insists Press Must P

August 29th, 2009 7:42 AM
It's no secret the print newspaper industry is struggling. It's become all too common to hear that papers, like the Christian Science Monitor or the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, have ceased publishing a print edition and gone completely online. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright addressed this challenge and its impact on a government at the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and…

NYT Ignores Free Speech Activist Yoani Sanchez; Focuses on Lefties

April 3rd, 2009 3:05 PM
Ever notice the media love to report stories about people fighting the power, unless, of course, the power happens to be something the media favor? A March 31 New York Times article about Cuba's Havana Biennial art festival highlighted several artists whose political statements were in line with the anti-American, communist outlook of the island's regime, while ignoring prominent Cuban blogger…

Freeland: No Waterboarding—Even To Save Planeloads of People

January 12th, 2009 9:00 AM
The exquisite moral sensibilities of the MSM . . . Would you waterboard an al Qaeda member for three minutes to get information to save the lives of nine passenger-loads of innocent civilians?  Chrystia Freeland wouldn't.  The US managing editor of the Financial Times made the stunning statement during the course of a classic Morning Joe dust-up today.  Joe Scarborough, with help from tag-team…

Morning Joe Doesn't Dig Being Called 'Socialist

November 17th, 2008 10:06 AM
Joe Scarborough didn't cotton to being called a "socialist," but that's just the label Krystia Freeland laid on him during today's Morning Joe.  The Financial Times editor used the s-word to describe what she mockingly described as Joe's "touching faith" in the wisdom of government bureaucrats when it comes to reorganizing Detroit automakers.The Morning Joe host didn't take…

Financial Times U.S. Editor Questions Wisdom of GM Bailout

November 10th, 2008 4:59 PM
With General Motors in serious trouble, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., are making a push for the government to intervene and rescue the auto giant as they did with AIG. However, Francesco Guerrera, U.S. editor for the Financial Times, isn't so sure a GM failure would be as bad as some are letting on. Guerrera appeared on CNBC's Nov. 10 "…

Surprise: Government Mandates Behind Ethanol ‘Bubble

October 23rd, 2008 1:45 PM
Leave it to the foreign press to explain one of the major problems with American over-regulation and subsidies. The Financial Times published a series Oct. 22 and 23 examining a subject the U.S. media have largely ignored: the effect ethanol mandates and subsidies have had on the ethanol market, investors, and food prices. Here's a hint: the effects are not good. The first report  highlighted…

Will Oprah Be Obama's Ambassador to Great Britain

October 21st, 2008 10:43 AM
The Financial Times of London reported a rumor Monday that if Barack Obama wins in November, Oprah Winfrey will be appointed the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.That makes some sense, doesn't it? After all, she's about as qualified for that position as the junior senator from Illinois is to be president.The rumor was posted at FT's blog by Gideon Rachman, the paper's chief foreign affairs…