By John Ruberry Donald J. Trump's presidential honeymoon with the media lasted sixteen minutes, which was, not coincidentally, the length of his inauguration address. Since then, the media, with a few exceptions, has been relentlessly attacking the president, and by media, I'll use the definition Rush Limbaugh gave this morning to Chris Wallace on Fox News … Continue reading If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative
By John Ruberry I haven't read all of the thousands of John Podesta emails hacked by Wikileaks--has anyone yet?--but what I have read they betray a Democratic Party obsessed with two things: Money and power. Liberal writer Thomas Frank, in his second great (gasp!) Guardian column in less than a week, accurately portrays the modern Democratic Party: … Continue reading The party of “the little guy” is the GOP
One of the reasons for the Culture war that has been fought by the left was to change what is acceptable and what is not and what is important and what is not. Stacy McCain has written about this in terms of both what our culture will accept. Birth rates in the United States are … Continue reading The Most Damning Revelation from Wikileaks and James O’Keefe: Indifference
By John Ruberry "Bias has always been a factor in journalism. It's nearly impossible to remove. Humans have their thoughts, and keeping them out of your work is difficult. But 2016 saw the remaining veneer of credibility, thin as it was, stripped away and set on fire." Derek Hunter, Townhall, October 23, 2016. "A free … Continue reading If the World Series was umpired the same way as the presidential race
By John Ruberry A couple of headlines caught my attention this afternoon. Here's one: "WikiLeaks Releases More Purported Emails, Bringing Total To More Than 11,000," comes from NPR. Wow. This federally funded news outlet I guess "forgot" that the victim of the hack, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, admitted that his private emails were … Continue reading Media bias: Yes, WikiLeaks really did hack Podesta’s emails
By John Ruberry The Washington Post has long been a leftist publication, in the 1970s it was dubbed "Pravda on the Potomac" by conservatives. The newspaper has gotten worse since then, even after its purchase in 2013 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. On Friday it released a 2005 video of Donald Trump in a hot-mic … Continue reading The Washington Post is a communications arm of the Democrats
There was a throw away line in this piece at Instapundit concerning Debbie Wasserman Schultz's and wikileaks that jumped out at me: What is it with the DNC and their strange stalker-like obsession with Morning Joe anyhow? Here’s video of the Obama administration emailing the show and one of Joe’s distaff co-hosts (possibly Savannah Guthrie) … Continue reading The Answer to Ed Driscoll’s DNC Morning Joe Question
Those championing Edward Snowden as an international hero for the Cause of Free Speech have taken another hit. The choice to flee to Hong Kong had already provoked reactions such as this one from Bob Schieffer on Face the nation: I don't remember Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in … Continue reading The Flight of Edward Snowden, an exercise in Irony…
Something hit me when I was thinking about the various stories of people distancing themselves from Wikileaks: People are going to suffer because of this and Wikileaks knows it — as does NYT editor Bill Keller, who made sure to tell Reuters that he’s always held the group at “arm’s length” even as the paper … Continue reading About those Wikileaks mea culpas….
I see the hand wringing concerning Wikileaks "accidental" leaking of totally unredacted US cables and I find it an insult to my intelligence. Every generation we seem to have these groups or organization that cry freedom but tend to oppose only US interests. We saw it in the anti-war groups that opposed the US but … Continue reading Is anyone actually falling for this Wikileaks stuff?
Up very early today and was doing paperwork and I noticed Willie Geist playing a clip from Donald Rumsfeld's interview on ABC about the lack of WMD in Iraq. This confuses me. Back in Oct and Dec. we posted on the Wikileaks memos (you remember the wikileaks memos? You know the leaks that the left … Continue reading La La La La we didn’t see that in Wikileaks Donald.
I was always a fan of political cartoons and when Ferdinand Marcos was in the process of being overthrown the White House and the president made some intemperate statements in support of Marcos and suggesting that both sides in the Philippines were at fault in the People power revolution. I remember in particular a Pat … Continue reading I don’t think we will see the same cartoons as 1986
...the wikileaks releases continue to put lives in danger. Heroes of the American Left, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, have destroyed the best hope for ridding Zimbabwe of madman Robert Mugabe by releasing U.S. State Department cables of communications between Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leading opponent of Mugabe, and U.S. and E.U. officials, in … Continue reading Meanwhile while people debate the “skankiness” of Assange’s partners in Zimbabwe…
The Wiki Leaks news continues to grow: First some very ugly news from the Guardian: A scandal involving foreign contractors employed to train Afghan policemen who took drugs and paid for young "dancing boys" to entertain them in northern Afghanistan caused such panic that the interior minister begged the US embassy to try and "quash" … Continue reading Wiki Leaks round up: the good, bad and unnoticed
I hate conventional wisdom, because it means nothing, it is like a poll, its what some people say "everybody" thinks at a given moment. Over the last few years we have been told that a military strike against Iran would inflame the Arab Street, how it would destabilize the entire area. How nobody would be … Continue reading Morning Joe and the “evolving” conventional wisdom on Iran