Mississippi Religious Freedom Law Injunction Half-Reported on Mega
July 2nd, 2016 8:50 AM
Sometimes a report will come across the wire which forces to pause for a second to make sure that it actually happened. The latest example comes via Friday's Mega Noticiero. In short, a federal judge blocked Mississippi's Protecting Freedom of Conscience From Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523) before it went into effect.
College Football Coaches Take Aim at Confederate Flag
August 18th, 2015 10:04 AM
This week’s edition of, “Let’s freak out over something completely irrelevant and meaningless in the sports world,” brings us into the realm of college football.
The Confederate Battle flag remains very much on the hit list of the left, and some on the right. Now the Stars n’ Bars finds itself in the crosshairs of the coaches at Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
NYT's Jim Rutenberg Sees New Jim Crow in NC, Smears Reagan as Racist
August 2nd, 2015 8:17 PM
The New York Times Magazine cover story by political correspondent Jim Rutenberg, "A Dream Undone -- Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act," is a 10-part, 10,000-word doorstop (issued with the baleful threat "The first in a series") comparing current attempts to stop voter fraud as a return to Jim Crow, with particular focus on North Carolina.…
Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi
March 11th, 2015 4:11 PM
A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items.
Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's…
MSNBC: GOP Old Miss Race 'Really Nasty,' But Rangel's 'One of the Grea
June 24th, 2014 5:30 PM
Ronan Farrow opened his MSNBC program Tuesday with these words: "Who can steal Magnolia State voters?" The opening words on the screen behind him were: "Mississippi Mud," followed by a chyron reading "Stealing the Magnolia State." Farrow's reporting quickly emphasized, several times, that the primary was a Republican one, and that it had gotten "nasty.…
Harris-Perry Lectures Governor of Mississippi That He 'Dehumanizes' Ga
April 8th, 2014 6:00 PM
On her Saturday morning talk show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry launched into Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for signing a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” that allows religious people to practice their faith in the business world.
Harris-Perry not only attacked the GOP governor for enabling the “bigots” to “dehumanize” the LGBT lobby, but lectured that…
Hoax Claiming Walmart Heiress Supported Friday Protests Fools USA Toda
November 25th, 2012 9:34 AM
The third page of an unbylined report with an early Saturday time stamp credited to "USA Today" carried at the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion Ledger (like USAT, a Gannett Company) claimed that "Walmart heiress Alice Walton expressed solidarity with Walmart's striking workers."
Putting aside whether or not an action taken by what the company estimated may have been fifty…
Daily Kos on Mississippi: 'Suck It, Forced Birthers
November 10th, 2011 7:35 AM
You've heard of "birthers." But at the Daily Kos, anyone who opposes abortion is a "forced birther." Tub-thumping abortion advocate Kaili Joy Gray is not someone you would call gracious in victory when the Personhood Amendment was defeated in Mississippi.
Her first reaction for all her Kosmonaut friends: "Suck it, forced birthers."
Bashir Hypes Dem 'Gains' in Miss., But GOP Kept Governorship, Likely t
November 9th, 2011 4:12 PM
The Election 2011 day-after spin is as laughable as it is predictable on MSNBC.Take network anchor Martin Bashir, who said on his eponymous program today that it was "a big night for Democrats in Mississippi, Ohio, and around the country" last night.
Yet Republicans kept the governor's mansion in Mississippi by a landslide, and may well have captured control of the state House…
Open Thread: Ohio and Mississippi's Election Results
November 9th, 2011 11:44 AM
Yesterday's election saw three especially controversial ballot measures, two in Ohio and one in Mississippi. Ohio voters voted on a measure to restrict collective bargaining rights, similar to the Wisconsin law passed by Gov. Scott Walker earlier this year, and on a measure to opt out the national health care mandate imposed by Obamacare. Mississippi voters voted on a ballot initiative to…
WaPo 'On Faith' Editor Sally Quinn Fears Personhood Amendment's 'Slipp
November 8th, 2011 4:31 PM
The day before Mississippi voters went to the polls to decide whether to amend the state constitution to define "person" to include unborn children as early as the point of conception, Washington Post's Sally Quinn set out to denounce Initiative 26 on the "On Faith" blog that she edits.
Quinn, an atheist, groused that religious voters in the Magnolia State may make a…
MSNBC's Roberts Marks 'Super Tuesday' by Boosting Unions, Bashing Miss
November 8th, 2011 1:09 PM
“There are several battles that are playing out across this country” today, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts noted as he opened the 11 a.m. Eastern hour of live coverage on what the network is calling this year's "Super Tuesday."
Roberts quickly established that he and his network were in the trenches with liberals on every one of those "battles":
MSNBC's Matthews: Personhood Amendment in Miss. Would Deprive Women of
October 27th, 2011 7:08 PM
MSNBC could easily change its acronym to MSNARAL given its concerted effort to attack a pro-life ballot measure that goes before Mississippi voters in 12 days.
Hardball host Chris Matthews joined MSNBC colleagues Thomas Roberts and Tamron Hall today in featuring guests on their respective programs who blasted Initiative 26, an amendment to the state constitution that would confer legal…
Time's Nina Burleigh Mocks Miss. Personhood Amendment as 'Rights for Z
October 27th, 2011 3:23 PM
"I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs."
That was Time contributor Nina Burleigh back in July 1998 during the Clinton impeachment saga. Not much has changed in 13 years when it comes to Burleigh…