Ben Stein Slams Tax Cuts, Tea Partiers, Bush, and Obama as ‘Careless

August 1st, 2011 4:20 AM
 During a commentary aired on CBS Sunday Morning, supposedly right-leaning actor and economist Ben Stein blamed the "folly of supply side economics" - singling out President George W. Bush’s tax cuts in addition to President Obama’s spending - for the current federal budget deficit. The CBS contributor also complained that some Republicans have an "inflexible belief" that "low taxes were an…

Ben Stein Links Muslim Brotherhood to Hitler, Warns Iran Gaining Power

May 16th, 2011 5:58 AM
 On CBS’s Sunday Morning show, during his regular commentary, right-leaning CBS contributor Ben Stein gave a pessimistic view of the "Arab Spring" movement to topple authoritarian governments in the Middle East, charged that America would regret allowing Hosni Mubarak lose power in Egypt, and predicted that the radical Muslm Brotherhood would take over there. He also gave rare attention to…

Ben Stein Blames ‘Excessive Tax Cuts’ & ‘Voodoo Economics’ for

April 17th, 2011 3:10 PM
During a pre-recorded commentary aired on CBS’s Sunday Morning show, right-leaning actor and economist Ben Stein - also a CBS contributor - blamed "excessive tax cuts" enacted by former President Bush and congressional Republicans for "starting the problem" of the current federal budget deficit, and advocated raising taxes on the wealthy in addition to "major spending cuts" and changes in…

In CBS Commentary, Syfy’s McGibney Attacks Ben Stein as ‘Greedy

September 26th, 2010 6:29 PM
On CBS’s Sunday Morning show, a week after airing conservative actor and economist Ben Stein’s pre-recorded commentary in which he criticized the drive to increase taxes on the already overtaxed wealthy, a liberal response from Syfy Channel producer Linda McGibney was shown in which she personally attacked Stein and other wealthy people as "greedy," and suggested that he "just doesn’t care about…

CBS's Giles Tells Tea Party's Loesch 'Shut Your Mouth', Asks King to C

July 16th, 2010 5:44 PM
CBS News contributor Nancy Giles rudely told St. Louis Tea Party founder Dana Loesch to shut her mouth during a panel discussion on Wednesday's "Larry King Live." In the midst of a heated debate about allegations of racism within the movement, Giles asked, "Where is the Tea Party's outrage when members of their own party spit on members of the United States [Congress]?"Loesch accurately replied…

Stein Raises ClimateGate on CNN; Carville Retorts, 'Pollution Lobby Is

November 30th, 2009 4:41 PM
Ben Stein made an indirect reference to the ClimateGate e-mail scandal during a face-off with Democratic strategist James Carville on Wednesday’s Situation Room: “The truth is, we’ve now got a lot of data coming out that the scientific community who are on the side of anthropogenic global warming were cooking the data and were suppressing data to those requesting their data.”Stein and Carville…

CBS: Ben Stein Slams CNN’s Carville for Calling 9/12 Protestors ‘C

September 21st, 2009 4:08 PM
Appearing on CBS’s Sunday Morning, commentator Ben Stein ripped into CNN political analyst James Carville for claiming anti-Obama protestors were "classless": "the elitist anger of the liberal Democrats is boiling over as some ordinary citizens show they don’t like being pushed around....Contempt for the ordinary citizen is just not American and it does not win elections."Earlier in his…

Saturday Fights: Neil Cavuto and Ben Stein Battle Over Bailouts

November 23rd, 2008 8:54 PM
Neil Cavuto and Ben Stein had quite an argument about bailouts on FNC's "Cavuto on Business" Saturday morning that nicely covered the issues people on both sides of this contentious debate will likely be discussing around dinner tables this Thanksgiving, though hopefully with less screaming:

Stephanopoulos: Economy Last 4 Years 'More Down Than Up

July 13th, 2008 11:56 AM
On Saturday, Ben Stein accused the media of whipping the nation into a frenzy concerning how the economy is doing. On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos proved his point.While talking to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on "This Week," Stephanopoulos actually said of the economy, with a straight face no less, "In the last four years it's gone more down than up."I kid you not (photo…

Ben Stein: Media Are Whipping Us Into Economic Despair

July 12th, 2008 11:44 AM
Days after former Sen. Phil Gramm told the Washington Times that "We have sort of become a nation of whiners" when it comes to the economy, Ben Stein claimed, "It's the media that is whipping us into this frenzy."Deliciously, this came just minutes after a Democrat strategist actually said, "We are in the toughest economic time we have ever been in this country." As such, I would make the case…

NYT: Ben Stein's 'Sleazy' Evolution Documentary an 'Unprincipled Propa

April 18th, 2008 3:09 PM

Bozell Column: Ben Stein Vs. Sputtering Atheists

April 18th, 2008 10:54 AM
I confess that when the producers of Ben Stein’s new documentary "Expelled" called, offering me a private screening, I was less than excited.It is a reality of PC liberalism: There is only one credible side to an issue, and any dissent is not only rejected, it is scorned. Global warming. Gay "rights." Abortion "rights." On these and so many other issues there is enlightenment, and then there is…

Fox News: “Media ‘Talking Down’ the Economy to Get a Dem Elected

March 29th, 2008 11:55 AM
Just how obvious is it that the media's economic and business coverage is so negatively skewed that it has to be part of a political agenda in an election year? Obvious enough for the folks at Fox News to do an entire segment Saturday morning asking the extraordinary question: "Media ‘Talking Down' the Economy to Get a Dem Elected?" Despite my surprise seeing "Cavuto on Business" begin with…

Ben Stein Documentary: Intelligent Design Scholars Muzzled By Scientif

January 28th, 2008 10:05 AM
American freedom is under assault within the scientific establishment and the academic community where the proponents of Intelligent Design (ID) theory are being silenced and marginalized at the expense of research that could potentially expand human knowledge and boost medical research, according to a new documentary that raises questions about Darwinian assumptions. A growing number of…