Author: 'Great Leap Forward' Death Toll Was 45 Million; Nick Kristof i

September 19th, 2010 11:10 AM
A UK Independent item about an unreleased book by historian Frank Dikötter made me think about New York Times columnist NIcholas Kristof. Readers will see why shortly. Amazon says that Dikötter's "Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962" will be released on September 28. The Independent's Arifa Akbar relays Dikötter's core conclusion that…

Beck Rejects 'South Park' Criticism about Questioning Government Offic

November 16th, 2009 7:37 PM
Fox News' Glenn Beck isn't catching a break anywhere - from "Saturday Night Live," The New Yorker, Al Gore's Current TV and Comedy Central's "South Park." They have all taken shots at the popular TV host. On his Nov. 16 program, Beck responded to the "South Park" interpretation of him - that he wasn't making accusations, but phrasing them in the form of a question.…

Anita Dunn and Mao: Establishment Press Predictably Mostly Muzzled

October 18th, 2009 4:08 PM
This won't surprise anyone who reads this blog regularly, but it needs to get on the record nonetheless: The airing of a June video showing interim White House Communications Director Anita Dunn praising Mao and Mother Teresa as "two of my favorite philosophers" to a group of high school students is barely news in the establishment press. In an August 2008 report on the Obama campaign…

Beck Strikes Back: Uncovers Video of Obama Communications Director Cla

October 15th, 2009 7:02 PM
The feud between the White House and the Fox News Channel took another, thanks to one of Glenn Beck's viewers. On Beck's Oct. 15 program, the Fox News host played a video sent to him of White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who had previously slammed Fox News and called it an organ of the Republican Party. In the video, Dunn reveals her two favorite political philosophers -…

The Sayings Of Chairman Barack

September 2nd, 2009 3:06 AM
"Before the Speech: Short readings.  Notable quotes excerpted (and posted in large print on board) from President Obama's speeches about education.  What are our interpretations of these excerpts?  Based on these excerpts, what can we infer the President believes is important to be successful educationally?" -- from Dept. of Education, Grades 7-12 Menu of Classroom Activities: Pres.…

'Nightly News' Praises Gas-Guzzling GM Autos for Chinese Success

August 7th, 2008 9:52 AM
Maybe it is because NBC has the broadcast rights for the Summer Olympics being held in China, but big gas-guzzling, greenhouse gas-emitting automobiles made by General Motors are seen as a plus for the communist nation's embrace of capitalism. The August 6 "NBC Nightly News" featured the Chinese people's love of troubled U.S. automaker General Motors (NYSE:GM) - an indicator…