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New Daily Show Host Compares Trump to African Autocrats Like Idi Amin

October 2nd, 2015 11:25 PM
Liberal websites were thrilled with new Daily Show host Trevor Noah for comparing Donald Trump to a series of African dictators, including Uganda’s notorious Idi Amin, alleged to be responsible for more than 100,000 deaths during his reign in the 1970s. "What I'm trying to say is Donald Trump is presidential. He just happens to be running on the wrong continent," said Noah, a…

Cal Thomas Column: What's Your Foreign Policy, Mr. President

August 13th, 2013 6:16 PM
"We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983 President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political aspirations of the Soviet Union. It followed the disastrous presidency of Jimmy Carter, whose nonperformance during the Iran hostage…

CNN's Amanpour, No Stranger to (Alleged) 'Irony,' Rips Turkish Paper F

June 20th, 2013 11:06 AM
File this under: "She can dish it out but can't take it." Tuesday, the Turkish newspaper Takvim published a fictional interview of CNN's Christiane Amanpour said to have taken place in Atlanta. As seen in a Google (less than perfect) Translate screen grab, it is clearly identified as sarcasm at its end. That didn't stop Amanpour from tweeting her anger at the fake…

CNN's Amanpour Tweets Birthday Wish to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe; Compa

February 21st, 2013 6:53 PM
Update (15:50 EST, Feb. 22): Twitchy reports Amanpour deleted the tweet and subsequently insisted her birthday wish was ironic. "[W]hat do you get for the serial human rights abuser who has everything?" the folks at Twitchy snarked today reacting to this tweet by CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour: "Happy Birthday, President Mugabe: http://on.cnn.com/VQ4kTK #Zimbabwe" But…

Network Shows Ignore Copenhagen's Warm Reception for Anti-Capitalist R

December 17th, 2009 3:18 PM
Earlier this week, NewsBusters Editor at Large Brent Baker noted how the broadcast networks seemed oblivious to communist protesters outside the Copenhagen global warming summit. But the Red-friendly red meat slogans are not just being tossed about by violent demonstrators outside the conference. Today NewsBusters sister site CNSNews.com noted how dissent-oppressing, private-land seizing…

Parade Names Mugabe World's Worst Dictator, Ignores Carter's Role

March 22nd, 2009 3:20 PM
Today's Parade Magazine names "The World's 10 Worst Dictators."  Topping the list is Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe:Inflation in Zimbabwe is so bad that in January the government released a $50 billion note — enough to buy two loaves of bread. The unemployment rate has risen to more than 85%. In 2008, Mugabe agreed to hold an election, but it became clear that he would accept the result only…

For Zimbabweans, A Cow Dung Christmas; AP Still Partially Deflects Bla

December 26th, 2008 12:18 AM
I held this item for a couple of days after I found it because I didn't want to spoil Christmas. Readers can fairly criticize me for waiting. It is truly astonishing how little attention this two week-old story has received (Warning: Very disturbing content; the underlying news at caritas.org is here; bolds are mine) Out of food, Zimbabweans eating cow dung Harare, Dec 10, 2008 / 08:01 pm --…

NYT Recites Litany of Excuses in Report on Mbeki and Mugabe

June 27th, 2008 4:30 PM
Robert Mugabe continues to take Zimbabwe into utter ruin. A former breadbasket when it was colonial Rhodesia, it is now a starving, rotting basket case. The latest development in the ongoing nightmare: A sham "runoff" election where Mugabe is the only candidate, thanks to "violence against .... opposition members," whose candidate dropped out of the race less than a week ago.…

CBS’s Couric: Zimbabwe Dictator Departed From Marxist ‘Hope and Pr

June 25th, 2008 3:40 PM
On Tuesday’s CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric reported on Zimbabwe’s opposition leader dropping out of an election against the nation’s socialist dictator, Robert Mugabe, and lamented how: "The fear and danger that now pervades the streets of Zimbabwe under President Robert Mugabe is a tragic departure from the hope and promise that began with his landslide victory nearly 30…