What the article itself is not bad as it tries to disect why Drudge has succeeded the best evaluation comes from a commentator named Parker1227 from Seattle :

One of the great leftist laments in comments sections is, “Here comes the Drudge zombies!”

Of course, Drudge is now linking this article.

It goes without saying that The Drudge Report (like Fox News), was created by the obvious leftist bias built into journalism in the US.

If leftist editors, who control about 95% of our news headlines, had made any real attempt to serve all of their readers, left and right, instead of pushing their leftist ideology down everyone’s throats – Drudge and Fox News would probably not even exist.

No one but yourselves to blame.

It would be no contest to see how many folks hit this Times Article via Drudge vs how many hit Drudge from the time article.

(via Glenn).

Media types looking to marginalize conservatives and ignore Bachmann, Cain and Palin hardest hit: Read MSNBC:

“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” Trump said in a statement.

With his typical bravado, Trump maintained that he would have won the Republican primary and the general election, but recognized that “running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly.”

If nothing else the morning shows will get one more day talking about a non candidate, perhaps they will shift to Jimmy McMillian instead.

…they want dead jews.

Before you dive into the MSM accounts on the attacks “protests” at the Israeli borders of Syria, Lebanon and Gaza make sure you read Stacy’s piece Her Name Was Simona Rudina and remember the key quote from it that’s I’ve titled this post with.

So when you see stuff like this

What happens when the Palestinians in the West Bank start demanding statehood not through violence but through peaceful protests? How will Israel respond? One option they do not have is to bury their heads in the sand and pretend like the call for Palestinian statehood will go away. And good luck whenever some clever Palestinian leader starts organizing peaceful marches on some crazy hilltop settlements in the West Bank, counting on provoking the kind of response that the media in Israel and abroad will eat up.

…suggesting that the “Palestinians” will now turn to peaceful tactics keep in mind Stacy McCain’s piece and the Classic Line from the Star Trek episode Mirror Mirror

Spock: It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men.

And if you object to the term “barbarians” remember the reaction to the killing of Simona:

Simona’s killer was Sa’id Hasan Houtari. Both Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad initially claimed credit for the bombing, but it was eventually determined that Hamas was responsible. News of this murderous atrocity “was greeted with jubilation in Ramallah and parts of Gaza, where people danced in the streets and fired guns in the air. ” Documents captured during Israel’s 2002 military invasion of the West Bank showed that the Palestinian Authority had paid $2,000 to the family of the suicide bomber Houtari, who was celebrated as a “martyr” by the Palestinians.

…10 years ago is no different from the reaction to the beheading on an infant just a few months ago:

Related btw did you know about this story:

Turkish security forces killed 12 militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) during two operations conducted in southeastern Turkey, a military statement said on the website of Turkish General Staff on Saturday.

Don’t show it to the MSM while they are driving, they might fall asleep. (via Glenn and Claire Berlinski

Apparently the MSM has totally absorbed the “created or saved” meme.

On Way too Early Willie Geist pushed a new poll via politico saying 59% of the electorate would “definitely or consider” voting for President Obama.

Why does that sound like “created or saved” to you? Because of that 59% percent 29% of then would “consider” voting for him, Willie doesn’t mention that 39% Would not consider voting for President Obama. Nor did the Morning Joe crowd later on.

Now I don’t claim to be a big figure in media but it would seem to me the numbers mean he needs 67% of that remaining 31% of the vote it is possible for him to get to 50%.

Meanwhile since 39% in the same poll say they will DEFINITELY not vote for him, one only needs Less than 33% , of the remaining 31% to get to that same 50.

I know that the US is not doing as well in Math and Science as we once did but I don’t think the American people are really stupid enough to fall for this.

Oh and if you look at the actual Poll breakdown it gets worse for the MSM.

30% of the respondents were Republicans, 37% were democrats and 31% were independents. Of that 31% 10% lean GOP and 6% lean Democratic. So counting “leaners” the breakdown becomes 40% GOP 43% Dem and 15% Independents. In terms of polling that’s not horribly imbalanced, but it tells an incredible story.

Consider: In this poll 30% of the respondents say they are will DEFINITELY vote Obama in a poll consisting of 37% democrats, 43% with leaners. That means more than 1 in 4 of democrats and leaner are not sold on Obama.

Meanwhile in a poll with 30% republicans (40% with leaners) 39% will DEFINITELY not vote for Obama.

This tells me the GOP has both its base and the independent leaner tied up and can peruse what remains of independents and disaffected democrats.

Politico and Morning Joe can spin this all they want (the 42% approval on the Economy as a good thing was hilarious) but these numbers tell me only one thing:


Ride right through them, They’re demoralized as hell!

All the spin in the world won’t change this.

Update: The poll is now a headline at Hotair.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning (no Willie I don’t know why) and caught the end of a re-peat of Meet the press. What did I find? the MSM Psy-ops is still in progress.

When discussing the Huckabee decision the panel considered two factors, on the “likeability” front they gave Tim Pawlenty the explicit advantage. Then they mentioned his strength among Christian Conservatives and said such candidates appealing to that demographic might gain from his departure, but didn’t name any names.

Really, the media panel hasn’t heard of any Christian conservatives who might be running? Maybe I can help them. Herman Cain or Michelle Bachmann ring a bell? Oh and perhaps you might have heard of some woman by the name of Palin, I’ve heard she has sold a book or two over the years.

Perhaps they must all be Politico readers because in their story on Huck’s decision I noticed they gave the conservative candidates the short shift.

In a thirty-two paragraph story here is what they had to say:

Several strategists predicted that grassroots conservative activists — drawn to Huckabee’s seat-of-his-pants, outsider campaign — would take a good look at Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain.

That’s paragraph 12 are they mentioned again in one sentence in paragraph 22 like so:

Republicans there said that, without the defending caucus-winner in the race, it was now anybody’s game. Pawlenty, who has been working the state hard, could get a fresh look, along with Bachmann, Cain and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

That’s it. Two sentences in a three page story. Meanwhile John (I have absolutely no prayer of winning the Nomination but don’t tell the MSM that) Huntsman gets this:

South Carolinians pointed to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as candidates who could benefit there from Huckabee’s withdrawal. Huntsman already has Richard Quinn, a South Carolina strategist who also flirted with Huckabee, working for him, and could stand to pick up more of the Arkansan’s admirers.

“I would very seriously consider [Huntsman’s] candidacy,” said former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley, suggesting that Huntsman could capture voters who were drawn to Huckabee’s sheer newness on the national stage. “When Jon expressed an interest in running it definitely caught my attention because he might be just the fresh face on the field that’s needed at this time in the Republican primary process.”

Somehow the Politico also manages to leave out it there is any effect on a certain former Alaska governor. Meet the Press and the Politico feeds Morning Joe we can be almost certain that we won’t see much if any of the names, Palin, Cain or Bachmann this morning.

We shall see if they join the operation this morning, as Rush has said, the MSM will tell you who they fear and these omissions speak volumes.

…not to make light of the charges, but I’ll wager few American’s could have identified him any other way.

That isn’t true in Europe where strangely enough the potential socialist candidate for president of France arrest has loosened the tongue of at least one fellow socialist party official:

Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, told journalists on Sunday night she had dissuaded her daughter from legal action because she believed Strauss-Kahn’s behaviour had been out of character and because of close links with his family.

Out of character was it? Even after this from the same article?

in 2008, after a well-documented affair with Piroska Nagy a Hungarian economist and a junior colleague at the IMF, he was forced to publicly apologise for “an error of judgment”, but was cleared of abusing his position. He insisted the relationship was consensual, but when his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair, described it as a “one-night stand”, an indignant Nagy wrote to investigators saying: “I was not prepared for the advances of the IMF director general. I didn’t know what to do … I felt damned if I do, damned if I don’t.” Nagy left her job at the IMF after the affair, and hinted at harassment of female staff, adding that her boss had “without question” used his position to seduce her.

So three years ago it was apparently not out of character but it is NOW. So what is the last line of Mansouret’s statement:

“Today I am sorry to have discouraged my daughter from complaining. I bear a heavy responsibility,” she said.

…but in 2008 when the Nagy stuff came out she wasn’t, so what’s the difference? Simple, now that he is being prosecuted in America his political usefulness to the socialists is likely at an end.