Mort Zuckerman Once Again Corrects Eleanor Clift's Stupidity

April 16th, 2012 12:16 AM
There are times when I'm truly sickened by the total lack of economic acumen possessed by today's so-called journalists. On PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift once again said something so totally ignorant that she had to be corrected by US News & World Report's Mort Zuckerman (video follows with transcript and commentary):

John McLaughlin Asks 'Is the Press in Love With Obama?' Eleanor Clift

March 11th, 2012 5:05 PM
The host of PBS's McLaughlin Group asked his panelists this weekend, "Is the press in love with Obama?" Not surprisingly, all in attendance said "Yes" with the exception of Newsweek's Eleanor Clift who predictably protested, "No, they aren't" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Zuckerman Smacks Down Clift: 'That's Nonsense to Say Israelis Don't Th

March 11th, 2012 4:20 PM
Newsweek's Eleanor Clift got a bit of a tongue-lashing from US News and World Report's Mort Zuckerman on this weekend's McLaughlin Group. After Clift predictably praised President Obama's press conference last week, Zuckerman aggressively shot back, "That's nonsense to say the Israelis don't think through the consequences of war! That’s ridiculous!" (video follows with transcript and…

IRS Requests Army of Bureaucrats to Facilitate Obamacare Implementatio

February 16th, 2011 3:42 PM
Obamacare will not be fully implemented for another three years, but the Internal Revenue Service is already requesting money for the legion of bureaucrats required to oversee its implementation. The IRS has requested funds for an additional 1,054 employees in 2012 alone, hirings that would cost taxpayers $359 million.

Liberal Media Ignore Plagiarism Allegations Against Obama

January 27th, 2011 1:14 PM
As it turns out, mainstream media outlets that lauded President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech as "downright Reaganesque" might be on to something. While ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC exalted the commander-in-chief, at least one observer charged the Democratic president with crafting a speech that was "tantamount to plagiarism." In a column on the U.S. News site, presidential…

Ex-NYT’s Steve Roberts: Tea Party ‘Didn’t Win, You Only Won a Co

December 27th, 2010 1:01 PM
  Appearing as a guest on Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN, Steve Roberts - who has worked for both the New York Times and U.S. News and World Report - after conceding that the Tea Party movement is important, dismissively asserted that the movement "didn’t win. You only won a couple of seats." Roberts: I think that they are an important part of the American landscape. Now I don't think they'…

Environmental Group Paid for Journalists' Vacations, Got Favorable Cov

September 30th, 2010 1:33 PM
As part of its week-long special report on "Big Green," the Washington Examiner's Mark Tapscott wrote a piece detailing the cozy relationship - often brushing right up against unethical - between journalists, policymakers, and environmental advocacy groups.The Examiner raises serious ethical concerns regarding a 2003 article in U.S. News and World Report that, according to Tapscott, continues to…

Washington Whispers: Ted Kennedy an Innocent Chappaquiddick Victim

August 30th, 2010 8:11 PM
This is one story that U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers might want to keep to a low whisper or risk even more ridicule than what they are already receiving. Paul Bedard, writing in Washington Whispers, quotes Kennedy's biographer and former girlfriend who claim that Ted was really an innocent victim of the Chappaquiddick accident. Here is Kennedy biographer Burton Hersh making…

Katie Couric: 'Obama Has Enough Stress to Last a Lifetime

August 11th, 2010 5:51 PM
Give the guy a break, he deserves it. That was Katie Couric's message a week ago in her Notebook blog entry about President Obama's 49th birthday (emphasis mine):The job has aged him, as it did his predecessors. Dr. Michael Roizen at the Cleveland Clinic stated constant stress can age the Commander in Chief two years for every one year in office.So I guess that means he's really turning 50.…

Media That Accused Fox of Shilling for Bush Yawn at Zuckerman's Ties t

July 14th, 2010 11:19 PM
Days after Mort Zuckerman, the Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News and World Report, claimed to be close to President Obama's advisors, the national media have yet to express any interest. Of the few outlets that mentioned it, the White House's denial was taken as gospel truth, and no more investigation was apparently warranted. What a difference when the sitting president is a Democrat. Under the Bush…

PBS's Bonnie Erbe Rehashes Crazy Conspiracy Theory About Churches

June 4th, 2010 4:22 PM
Nearly two months ago, atheist feminist and PBS "To the Contrary" host Bonnie Erbe insisted that the pro-life movement is essentially a church pew-packing conspiracy:What is the religious right doing by campaigning against abortion? First and foremost, its efforts seem aimed at trying to keep church pews filled by bringing more and more poor people into the world.She's still at it. In her…

Bonnie Erbe: 'Congress Handling the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis Better Than

May 20th, 2010 4:21 PM
"What the hell is wrong you you people?!"That's essentially what PBS "To the Contrary" host and US News & World Report contributor Bonnie Erbe wrote in her May 19 Thomas Jefferson Street blog post "Congress Handling the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis Better than Most Americans.""Although the Gulf spill has lowered the percentage of Americans who support offshore oil drilling, a new Pew Forum poll…

U.S. News & World Report: 'Why a Rising Unemployment Rate Is Good News

May 8th, 2010 1:06 PM
It seems that the U.S. News & World Report is in some serious competition with the Associated Press over who can put the most positive spin on April's increase in unemployment. So the unemployment figure rose last month from 9.7% to 9.9%? Great news according to Rick Newman in his U.S. News blog titled, "Why a Rising Unemployment Rate is Good News." And why is it good news? Newman explains...…

U.S. News’ Erbe Finds Role Models for Women with Children ‘Offensi

April 27th, 2010 5:01 PM
Usually a man bemoaning the lack of positive role models for girls would receive feminist plaudits, but not from Bonnie Erbe and certainly not when he talks about the need of role models for young women who want a family and a career. Daily Beast's Peter Beinart ticked off Erbe, a contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report, when he urged President Barack Obama in his recent column to…