Predictable Commencement Addresses Cap Off College Indoctrination

June 8th, 2022 9:20 AM

What comes to mind in the month of June? Weddings. Vacations (and how to pay for record high gas prices if you’re driving). Graduations. Time was when many commencement speeches at major universities were about America and its values and what graduates could expect in the future. In recent years, they have become a political capstone on the progressive ideas imposed upon them in their classes…


Sour on Field? CNN Yearns for Deval Patrick to Be a Top Tier Candidate

November 21st, 2019 6:05 AM
There have been five Democratic primary debates and nine candidates have already dropped out. But not long after the conclusion of the fifth Democratic debate, CNN analysts saved some of their loudest praise for a candidate that didn’t even make it onto the debate stage. In fact, the candidate didn’t announce his candidacy until last week. The candidate many of them were gushing over was former…

AP Treats Dem Former Governor Patrick's Slush Funds As a Local Story

June 14th, 2015 12:00 AM
The results of a search on the name of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick at the Associated Press's main national site are revealing — both for what is there and what isn't. It's an understatment to say that the wire service's priorities are warped. What isn't there is any news about the results of a Boston Herald investigation which found that "Patrick’s administration secretly…

Not National News: Mass. Obamacare Exchange Requires Everyone to Re-en

August 18th, 2014 5:59 PM
Recent news about Obamacare hasn't exactly been good, but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet. To name just a few items, Enrollment is shrinking, because perhaps as many as 20 percent of enrollees aren't keeping up with their premiums. Rising costs have moved insurers to beg for bailouts, which appear to be forthcoming.  Then there's this: Just last week in Massachusetts,…

Maddow at Most Delusional - Claims 'Vast Majority' of Illegals Floodin

July 23rd, 2014 9:01 PM
Not sure which is sadder -- that Rachel Maddow actually believes this, or that she knows it's not true and says it anyway. A sure sign that Maddow is on thin ice is when she makes a dubious claim without attribution. She did this on her MSNBC show Monday night while trotting out a deceptive euphemism to hide what she was actually saying. (Video after the jump)

CBS: 'White House Had Years of Warnings' About ObamaCare Debacle

November 4th, 2013 12:44 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning revealed how "a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of ObamaCare". Major Garrett underlined that "the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored" by the Obama administration. Instead, they "relied on appointed bureaucrats and senior White House health care advisers" to implement the health care law. Garrett…

NPR Touts Obama Being 'Famous For His Ability to Give A Speech That

April 19th, 2013 4:56 PM
On Thursday's All Things Considered, NPR's Ari Shapiro couldn't be bothered to feature any of the religious leaders who spoke at the inter-faith service in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, Instead, Shapiro zeroed in on the liberal politicians who spoke, playing five straight clips from President Obama's speech at the memorial event. The correspondent also played up the…

NPR Cites Far-Left Think Progress, Former Kerry Aide In Anti-Romney Re

April 2nd, 2012 10:52 PM
NPR's Tamara Keith filed a one-sided report on Monday's Morning Edition about Mitt Romney's "apparent shift in emphasis, if not an outright reversal" on the issue of energy policy. Keith cited the "liberal news site Think Progress" as one of her main sources for her report. She also turned to a former aide to Democrats John Kerry and Deval Patrick without giving his political/ideological…

David Gregory Grills Bob McDonnell on 'Extreme' and 'Diabolical' GOP

October 3rd, 2011 5:50 PM
On Sunday's "Meet the Press," host David Gregory continually pressed Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on the GOP being "too extreme" and "diabolically successful" at obstructing President Obama's agenda, while he chatted with Democratic Governor Deval Patrick about Obama finding his "voice" and the Red Sox firing their manager after a poor season. Early in the segment, Gregory…

Bankrupt Evergreen Solar's U.S. Govt. Benefits Mostly Unreported, Prob

August 21st, 2011 3:04 PM
On August 15, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press all reported that Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Oddly enough (no, not really), The New York Times, which published a 1,600-word report in January (HT to an NB emailer) on the company's competitive difficulties, did not take note of Evergreen's filing. Each of the three…

Schieffer Bemoans 'Draconian' Cuts From Both Parties to Education, Poo

July 6th, 2011 4:36 PM
CBS's Bob Schieffer took on the role of a left-wing activist on Sunday's Face the Nation, as he pressed all four of his guests from both parties about cuts in state and local spending. Schieffer bewailed how both Republican Governors John Kasich and Scott Walker "cut deeply into education" and asked Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he felt good about making "draconian cuts" [audio clips…

AP, NYT Downplaying and Ignoring Mass. Move to Limit Union Health Barg

April 27th, 2011 7:58 PM
Gosh, after Republican Governors Scott Walker and John Kasich succeeded in championing legislation curtailing many collective bargaining rights of unionized state and municipal employees in Wisconsin and Ohio, respectively, the establishment press had the meme all set. The GOP, conservatives, and Tea Partiers are enemies of labor and the middle class, while Democrats, liberals, and progressives…

Lauer Prods Democrat About Getting Ted Kennedy's Old Senate Seat Back

April 21st, 2011 2:12 PM
Deval Patrick appeared on Thursday's Today show to promote his new book but NBC's Matt Lauer wasted no time in prodding the Democratic governor of Massachusetts about making a run against Republican Senator Scott Brown as he pressed: "I know there's pressure on you right now. Some people want you to take on Scott Brown for the Senate seat in Massachusetts, once held by Ted Kennedy. Are you…

Open Thread: Glenn Beck Makes Deval Patrick Wish It Weren't a Free Cou

September 2nd, 2010 9:30 AM