Special Report: Taking ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas

December 11th, 2012 11:41 AM
Christmas: a season of generosity, good cheer, preparation for Christ’s birth – and a swarm of lawyers seeking to purge any mention of Christianity from the public square. Every Christmas, the so-called secular community starts shrieking whenever any mention of religion is brought into the public eye. Lawyers successfully targeted a school’s performance of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ Even…

Government-Media Newspeak Synonym for 'Stimulus': 'Growth

June 22nd, 2012 4:57 PM
Here's an indication of just how discredited the word "stimulus" is becoming: European leaders today agreed on a $163 "growth package" of some kind. The leaders were apparently very reluctant to describe it. At a Los Angeles Times blog this morning, Sarah Delaney's coverage mostly bought into what appears to be a charade, but the headline writer at the paper's home page didn't get the memo.

WaPo Tucks Story Noting 'U.S. Still Awaiting Libya's Permission to Eva

February 23rd, 2011 12:59 PM
"U.S. still awaiting Libya's permission to evacuate Americans," blared the headline for a page A6 story in today's Washington Post. "The United States has been unable to get Libya's permission to evacuate American citizens from the country, State Department officials said Tuesday, prompting the administration to temper its response to the Libyan crackdown," Post staffers Mary Beth Sheridan…

NYT's Brooks Bashes Obamanomics, Praises Germany's Far More Successful

August 27th, 2010 9:57 AM
On the same day the Commerce Department dramatically revised down second quarter Gross Domestic Product estimates, New York Times columnist David Brooks published a stinging rebuke of Obama economic policies."The American stimulus package was supposed to create a 'summer of recovery,' according to Obama administration officials," wrote Brooks. "Job growth was supposed to be surging at up to 500,…

Media Mostly Ignore German and Hungarian Tax Cuts

June 30th, 2009 10:39 AM
The government of Hungary voted to cut income taxes Monday to pull itself out of recession, and America's media for the most part ignored it.At the same time, German chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for lower taxes to help her nation's economy, and our press have similarly been less than enthusiastic about sharing the news.One of the exceptions in both cases is the Wall Street Journal which…

Amanpour: Obama’s Anti-Free Trade Position 'Does Not Go Down Well' w

July 25th, 2008 8:36 AM
Is Sen. Obama too protectionist for Europe? Maybe. If you were watching "CNN Newsroom" July 24 you may have caught Christiane Amanpour telling you why. "[Europe] wants to see an [American] president committed to free trade," cautioned CNN Chief International Correspondent from Berlin, Germany, the site of a speech by presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama. Amanpour pointed to…

ABC Highlights Bush Gaffes From Past G-8 Summits

July 7th, 2008 1:55 PM

Serbia Turns Westward, Spurns Russia; Media Yawns

May 14th, 2008 3:09 PM
The Democrats and the mainstream media have long been pushing the meme that George W. Bush is a 'unilateral cowboy' who alienates our supposed allies. Funny thing about that, in the past six years, the governments who actively oppose American goals and who expressed their disdain for the current President have one by one been pushed out of office and replaced by governments who are much closer to…

Krugman Komedy: Europe as 'the Comeback Continent

January 13th, 2008 11:28 PM
Paul Krugman clearly isn't lacking in chutzpah. His January 11, 2008 New York Times column ("The Comeback Continent"; HT Tom Maguire via Instapundit) is yet another in a seemingly endless series of attempts by economic statists to convince people in the US that we need to be more like Europe -- specifically Western Europe -- and less like the growth-driven, market-based capitalists that we still…