Posts Categorized: News Media Watchdog

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Rape Investigation Re-opened

STOCKHOLM — A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. Assange has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks – an online… Read more »

Fox and Friends Gretchen Carlson Thinks Obama Should ‘GBC – Give Bush Credit’

On Fox and Friends today, Gretchen Carlson wonders if President Obama will “GBC,” which in Carlson’s world, stands for “Give Bush Credit.” She was referring to Obama’s scheduled speech tonight about the Iraq war. It’s laughable to think that Obama would give Bush credit for ending the Iraq war. Bush isn’t the president. It’s entirely… Read more »

Sarah Palin Confuses Glenn Beck with Beck

Some famous people have people tweet for them, but not Sarah Palin. I’m pretty sure she’s blasting out her tweets all on her own – straight from her Blackberry to your eyes. Yesterday she tweeted: Silly media reports“maybe thousands”@Beck’s “irrelevant” event;insinuating MSM sheeple mustn’t believe their own eyes&ears re: event’s truth. I think she meant… Read more »

David Brooks has a Mental Problem

In his column today, I thought for sure David Brooks was going to dazzle me – I was wrong. Brooks began today with a grueling story about a woman getting a mastectomy without anesthesia in 1811. “I felt the instrument — describing a curve — cutting against the grain, if I may so say, while… Read more »

Glenn Beck Mocks 6-year-old With Asthma

Glenn Beck and his sidekicks mocked a 6-year-old boy with asthma on his radio show on Friday. I guess the point was to show how stupid health care reform is, or how stupid kids are with asthma, or how stupid their parents are. This isn’t a new low for Beck, but it’s pretty pathetic.

Washington Examiner: Funniest Sentence of the Day

Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner gets today’s award for Funniest Sentence of the Day. It’s from his story headlined: “BAllotpedia surveying state and local party leaders on Tea Party activism, candidacies.” At first I thought the capitalized BA was a reference to B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus from The A-team, but no it’s just a… Read more »

Julian Assange Arrest Warrant Canceled

In less than 24 hours, the Swedish police issued a warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and then they canceled it. In a statement issued Saturday, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said: Chief prosector Eva Finné has come to the decision that Julian Assange is not suspected of rape. Considering that, Assange is no longer arrested… Read more »

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Sought By Swedish Police on Suspicion of Rape (Update)

Update: Only minutes after publishing this story, the Swedish police canceled the warrant for Julian Assange’s arrest on suspicion of rape. Swedish Prosecution Authority Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne said, “I don’t think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape.” — A Swedish tabloid, Expressen, reported late Friday night that the Swedish police… Read more »

Conservatives Are Tarnishing the Reputation of a Good Man – Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Sooner or later, a lot of the people spreading lies and smearing the reputation of Feisal Abdul Rauf will regret their bellicose rhetoric and feel shame. Not all of them will be capable of humility. Firebrand screamers such as Glenn Beck don’t blink an eye at slamming someone he’s decided is the enemy, but some… Read more »

Frank Rich: Angels in America

Frank Rich’s column today tackles gay marriage and the fight for equality for all men and women in America. Despite the thrashing from the radical right, equality for all may one day soon be a reality – maybe. On Fox News, Ted Olson asked Chris Wallace a very important question, but not surprisingly, it was… Read more »

Kristol on Fox News Says Obama Showed “Patronizing Condescension” in Calling 9/11 a “Traumatic Event”

I don’t know anyone who actually still listens to Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard founder and editor, other than Fox News. I can’t think of one single issue he’s ever gotten right. His most recent error was when he fell in love with Sarah Palin and convinced John McCain to pick her as is running… Read more »

Jeffrey Goldberg Is a Propagandist Masquerading as a Journalist

The new cover story for The Atlantic says, “Israel is getting ready to bomb Iran: How, Why and What it means.” Inside there’s a story by Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Point of No Return,” which details how and why Israel will launch a bombing campaign against Iran. Unfortunately, Goldberg isn’t a journalist. He’s a propagandist. He… Read more »

Mainstream Media Falls in Love With Paul Ryan

The liberal mainstream media has fallen in love again. This time it’s with Wisconsin’s Republican Representative Paul Ryan and his “Roadmap for America’s Future” version 2.0. Everything’s version 2.0 these days, but in Ryan’s case, his roadmap to “solve America’s long-term economic and fiscal crisis” is really more of a 1.1 version. You see Newt… Read more »

Beck: It’s like the damn Planet of the Apes

Glenn Beck and his followers are convinced that the former shock-jock morning DJ is no racist, he’s just really mad. On his Aug. 4 Fox News show Beck was flabbergasted by a speech President Obama gave railing against corporate special interests, and thanking the AFL-CIO members for their help. Beck was shocked. He just couldn’t… Read more »

Rightbloggers: Breitbart and the Pezzi Scam Exposed

Andrew Breitbart is a douche. He’s a liar and a propagandist. He continues to work effortlessly to convince his readers that Shirley Sherrod is a racist. Breitbart just won’t let it go. This week’s latest failed attempt to discredit Sherrod, involves Breitbart publishing the senseless ramblings of a man named Kevin Pezzi. Pezzi is supposedly… Read more »

Sarah Palin Proves Once Again How Dumb She Really Is

I know Sarah Palin’s supporters don’t give a rip about facts, details or being right, but Palin sure is wrong a lot. The former half-term governor of Alaska has put her proverbial foot in her mouth again. PolitiFact.com fact-checked her recent statement that “Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in US… Read more »

Rightbloggers Gone Wild: The Pamela Geller Story

The Washington Times is a giant steaming pile of crap, and Pamela Geller’s column “Borderline Obama” adds another lump of fresh cow dung to the heap. She makes the feeble, and unsubstantiated, claim that President Obama is purposely leaving the border with Mexico unprotected so that terrorists can sneak into the country to kill Americans…. Read more »