McArdle: 'A Marshmallow Planet' More Likely Than Truth in 'Truth'
October 16th, 2015 12:50 AM
The disgraceful determination of Hollywood to rewrite history not favorable to the left, its causes and its personalities has perhaps reached its nadir with the laughably misnamed movie Truth.
The film is about Dan Rather's September 2004 60 Minutes report on President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard Service during the 1970s. In Rather's words, "The nuanced, not…
AP Distorts Coverage of DOJ's Decision Not to Charge Zimmerman
February 25th, 2015 9:09 AM
In an almost completely expected decision, the Department of Justice yesterday announced that it "found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012."
In reporting on the announcement, Jennifer Kay and Eric Tucker at the Associated Press were predictably selective in recounting…
'Elitist' Fail: Profane 'Girls' Episode Insults Iowa, Fails Geography
February 10th, 2015 6:05 PM
John Hinderaker at Powerline is certainly correct when he notes that the media elites love "Girls," the HBO show starring sister-abusing, rapist-misidentifying Lena Dunham.
Critics rave about how great the show and its main characters are, frequently employing complimentary adjectives descriptive of or synonymous with "smart." Hinderaker was brave enough to peruse the script…
Ed Schultz Parrots Left-Wing Lie of Koch Brothers as 'Main Beneficiary
April 8th, 2014 7:36 PM
"Koke adds life where there isn't any," warned the Clash about cocaine back in 1980, a year that shook the ground under American politics. The Koch -- pronounced "Koke" -- brothers, David and Charles (though not sibling Bill, for the time being) serve a comparably stimulative role for liberals in 2014, another election year with seismic potential.
In recent weeks, self…
Oh Brother, I Mean Mother: Dem Mom and Daughter Pose as 'Republican Wo
August 26th, 2012 11:12 PM
It seems that that the Obama campaign and the left in general doesn't even care if they get caught in these kinds of deceptions any more, but they nonetheless need to be noted. A mother and daughter claiming in this Obama For America video to be examples of "Republican Women for Obama" are really far-left Democrats, and have been for many years.
Here's the capsule version…
NYT's Lipton Teed Up, Hit Out of Park by Powerline over Cooked AFP-Koc
March 1st, 2011 3:19 PM
The Left has been making quite a bit of conspiratorial hay over the following paragraph Eric Lipton wrote at the New York Times on February 21 ("Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute") about the alleged degree of involvement Koch family members have allegedly had in the Wisconsin public-sector union showdown:
Even before the new governor was sworn in last…
Noted Palin-Trig Conspiracy Loon Andrew Sullivan Piles on Anti-Levin B
September 15th, 2010 4:34 PM
Want to make friends in "elite" political blogosphere? Don't dare be outspoken on behalf of Delaware Republican U.S. Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell. In a Sept. 15 post on his The Atlantic blog, "The Daily Dish," Sullivan takes a break from gossiping about political figures' genitalia to take on conservative talker Mark Levin's response to those who were seemingly hell-…
Tirelessly Pro-Obama: MSM Ignore Dumb Obama Comment
July 31st, 2008 5:51 PM
There's Ludacris, and then there's ludicrous.:"There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy," Obama said. "Making sure your tires are properly inflated - simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling - if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You'd actually save just as much!…
Delegate Counts vs. Media Hype; McCain Has But 10, Obama One More Than
January 9th, 2008 10:54 AM
The horserace coverage and media spin about Clinton's comeback notwithstanding, she actually trails Barack Obama right now where it really counts, in the number of delegates (her 24 to his 25) to the Democratic Convention.John Hinderaker at Powerline notes the delegate count, numbers that the media rarely discuss when the dust settles on hyped primaries:New Hampshire was a big win for John…
MSNBC, CNBC Refuse Ads Urging Victory In Iraq
August 28th, 2007 5:46 PM
John Hinderaker at Powerline has an item about how CNBC and MSNBC are refusing to sell ad time to a group called Freedom Watch which is supportive of winning the war in Iraq:We wrote here about the television commercials that Freedom's Watch has produced, featuring veterans and their families, that urge Congress and the public to continue supporting the Iraq war. The commercials are well done,…