davidl on June 19th, 2011

Dumbo asks for, then ignores legal advice, from Tiger Hawk: Long-standing fans of the back-and-forth will remember the enormous grief that the Bush administration got for following the opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel, particularly on the question of enhanced interrogation (or, if you are a liberal, “torture”). The accusation was, more or less, […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2011

York,PA in the midst of a really wild thunderstorm…– I brought a load here from the Adirondacks, and will be on my home turf, tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend; it’s been a particularly trying week… several repairs. Actually, I’ve been quite road-repair free until this week. A radiator hose, two tires, a welding […]

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davidl on April 5th, 2011

Dumbo kicks off re-election campaign, and Clifton B. has the jingo of very young campaign, from Another Black Conservative: Calling All Remaining Hope Dopes: Obama launches reelection with video […] It looks like “Yes We Can” has morphed into “I Need You, Man”! The video seems to be a call to all remaining true supporters. […]

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davidl on April 18th, 2010

Whites House denies Elena Kagan is a Frank and denies that there anything wrong with that, Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: The White House ripped CBS News on Thursday for publishing an online column by a blogger who made assertions about the sexual orientation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, widely viewed as a leading candidate for […]

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2009

An interesting “Mia Culpa” from the New York Times this morning, in the form of an article from Clark Hoyt, The Times “Public Editor” ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was […]

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I’d say, Billy, that there’s a major difference in the perception of justice when you involve the religious freedom component. To put that into the same context as OJ Simpson, however, …which in my view is a connection that cannot be ignored… is something else, again.   Of course this is the same point I made […]

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Eric Florack on September 8th, 2008

Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post: MSNBC is removing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as the anchors of live political events, bowing to growing criticism that they are too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign. Gee, ya think? And was this driven internally? NO… it was the viewers. […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

I am angry. I have begin to think that Howard Kurtz is the spirit of Walter Duranty. “I don’t think the party favoritism charge holds up. Yes, the media went hard after two Republican senators, Larry Craig (who pleaded guilty in that bathroom incident) and David Vitter (who admitted calling an escort service). But they […]

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Eric Florack on July 18th, 2008

Hume: On his upcoming overseas trip, Barack Obama will be met along the way by the anchors of the three network evening newscasts. About 200 other journalists have also asked to join Obama during his trip. But Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post reports that John McCain has taken three foreign trips in the past […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2008

Glenn: THE CNN FOLKS emailed this tidbit from Howard Kurtz’s Reliable Sources: KURTZ: But Marie Cocco, are the media being tarred with a pretty broad brush here because of the out-of-bounds comments of a certain number of loudmouths? COCCO: Well, this is amplified on the Internet, which, you know, may not be the broadcast media, […]

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