Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 697)
 

Unnamed Source Says MSM Still Hoping for Defeat

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 5:43pm 3/29/2009 at 5:43pm

The Washington Post story, titled “Detainee’s Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots,” about how the interrogation of Abu Zubaida did not prevent a single terrorist attack, is old news. The story ran this morning, which is like so last century in the blogosphere. But the Post...

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The American Left Outsources The Spanish Inquisition

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 6:57pm 3/28/2009 at 6:57pm

UPDATE 4-16-2009: The Spanish Attorney General has rejected the attempt to open an investigation of the six Americans accused of, well it’s not clear what, but the Spanish Judge at issue wanted to bring them up on charges related to Gitmo. See background below. Further Update: The Spanish AG ...

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Obama Attempts to Rewrite The First Amendment

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 5:09pm 3/28/2009 at 5:09pm

When we think of the First Amendment to the Constitution, we think of the freedoms of religion, speech and the press. Occasionally, someone will mention the right to peaceably assemble. But for most people, the discussion ends there. Can you name which right guaranteed by the First Amendment I have...

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Liberal Ugliness Revealed On The JournoList

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1:45pm 3/28/2009 at 1:45pm

The JournoList has evoked much commentary. But a bigger question is being missed. What lurks beneath the outward gentility and civility of the most enlightened liberal bloggers and columnists?

Apparently it is not pretty. Some people expressed surprise at the ugly tone of the thread released by Mickey Kaus, in which the...

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Has Obamamania Reached Its Limit? Noooooo

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 10:39am 3/28/2009 at 10:39am

Has Obamamania reached its limit, asks this Yahoo blog entry:

This week alone, the president was on “60 Minutes,” held a prime-time press conference (networks reluctantly bumped “American Idol” and “The Biggest Loser” to make room for it), and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all...

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The JournoList Should Be Called The PlagiarList

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:32am 3/27/2009 at 9:32am

The JournoList started by Ezra Klein as a place where liberal media elites could share ideas (i.e., make sure they had their stories straight) has been exposed as a repository of liberal elite media trash talk. But it gets worse. Klein took credit for designating the gathering the JournoList:

For the past...

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Brooks Hearts Obama On Afghanistan

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:55am 3/27/2009 at 7:55am

David Brooks is back on the Obama ranch, having been lassoed by White House officials when he briefly strayed. Brook’s latest puff piece is The Winnable War. You don’t need to read it. I’ll give you the punch line, which is a shocka:

BUSH BAD, OBAMA GOOD

As in, almost everything we have...

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Release ALL The E-Mails, Ezra

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 11:39pm 3/26/2009 at 11:39pm

The JournoList was revealed by Politico. The founder of the JournoList, Ezra Klein, explained the purpose as follows (emphasis mine):

Journolist is meant to serve a very specific purpose that’s actually related to my experience building this blog. The work of this site has always been to illuminate standard political reporting with...

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My First Tweet: The JournoList Sure Has A Lot Of Anti-Semitic Commenters

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:29pm 3/26/2009 at 10:29pm

Here is my first Tweet, based on the disclosure at Slate (via Instapundit) of the liberal JournoList’s vicious and repeated attacks on the Jew Marty

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Obama’s Teleprompter Tells A Joke And Starts A Fight

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:43am 3/26/2009 at 9:43am

Obama’s teleprompter has instigated a fight between Mr. Nasty and President O’Nasty. It started with a scripted dig by Obama at Simon Cowell on the Jay Leno show, to which Cowell responded in kind:

When the historians...

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Will Someone Please Tell Tim Geithner To Read The Document

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 1:19pm 3/25/2009 at 1:19pm

It is amazing how this administration creates controversies because it expresses opinions without reading the documents on which the opinions are based. First, there was the AIG bonus controversy. The bonuses were authorized by the stimulus plan, which neither the administration nor Congress actually read before signing.

Now it is Secretary of...

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Yet Another Cheap Attack On Michele Bachmann

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:15am 3/25/2009 at 10:15am

Michele Bachmann, the conservative Republican Congressman from Minnesota, has gotten into the heads of the left-wing blogosphere. Yesterday was the completely phony attack on Bachmann’s “armed and dangerous” comment, in which her metaphor for outrage was twisted into a supposed call to arms.

Today brings another twisted attack. Numerous blogs, including Swampland, ...

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Finally, Someone Says “Take This Job And Shove It”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 8:55am 3/25/2009 at 8:55am

I have been waiting for this day, when one of the demonized executives at a bank or insurance company would tell Congress to “take this job and shove it.” The person singing this song today is Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the Americ...

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Non-Profit Solution for Newspapers Predicted Here Two Months Ago

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7:30am 3/25/2009 at 7:30am

The internet and media are abuzz with the prospect of changes in the law which would permit newspapers to operate as non-profits. Michelle Malkin comments that And so, it has come to pass… after the well documented decline of newspaper revenues and profits.

If you were a reader of this blog, you...

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Obama Press Conference In A Nutshell: A Thirst For Power That Will Not Be Quenched

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 8:02pm 3/24/2009 at 8:02pm

I was going to live blog the Obama press conference. But as it started, I changed course because there is a bigger issue here which became obvious with Obama’s lecturing opening statement.

With each passing day, each television appearance, each mass e-mail, each door-to-door solicitation, and each news conference, it becomes more...

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Phony Outrage Over “Armed And Dangerous”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 3:11pm 3/24/2009 at 3:11pm

Conservative Republican Congressman Michele Bachmann has come under fire for stating that voters should be “armed and dangerous” over...

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Double Standard On Americans Hurt In Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 11:44am 3/24/2009 at 11:44am

Tristan Anderson was seriously injured earlier this month while participating in violent protests against the security barrier built by Israel in response to a wave of suicide bombers from the West Bank:

Every Friday for the past seven months, the villagers of Nilin, bolstered by foreign volunteers from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity...

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