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Obama Administration Apparently Leaks Misleading Story To Seem More Pro-Israel Than Bush

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10:04am 9/26/2011 at 10:04am

The News Beast reports that Obama sold Israel bunker buster bombs that the Bush administration had previously blocked in 2005.

The problem: In 2007, the Bush arranged for the bombs to be delivered in the 2009-2010 time period, which they were.  Newsweek of course dutifully spun the story to emphasize Bush’s original...

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“… like Thomas Paine and other deep thinkers from before the revolutionary war…”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 9:32pm 9/20/2011 at 9:32pm

I was pleased to meet a long time reader at my Tea Party presentation at the Cornell Club on Monday night, and even more pleased to get this e-mail afterwards:

Professor Jacobson,

It was a pleasure...

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Phone Hacking For Me But Not For Thee

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:00am 7/22/2011 at 10:00am

Mickey Kaus is tearing into Carl Bernstein for his hypocritical comments on the News of the World hacking scandal, noting that Bernstein used the 1970’s equivalent of phone hacking to crack the Watergate scandal, using connections at the phone company to access phone private records, as well as obtaining private credit...

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On what rational basis does NY State now deny polyamorous clusters the right to marry?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 10:11am 6/26/2011 at 10:11am

The slippery slope argument. 


Perhaps the best (or worst) example is the scene from Animal House in which an attempt by the student disciplinary council to discipline Delta House is turned into, through a series of slips and slopes, an alleged attack on the United States of America.  Slippery slope arguments have a...

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MSM Doesn’t Have Haley Barbour To Kick Around Anymore

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 25, 2011 at 8:05pm 4/25/2011 at 8:05pm

Impecable timing and sources, that’s what makes Newsweek a powerhouse in the news business:

But all jokes aside, this was a bad day for the MSM.  Oh how they wanted Republicans to nominate someone from Mississippi with a heavy southern accent.

Sorry, you’ll have to find some other Republilcan to kick around.  I...

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No Longer Use The Term “Worthless AP”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 4:56pm 8/19/2010 at 4:56pm

Instead, use the terms:

“Nearly Worthless AP” or “Almost Worthless AP”

Because AP is not literally Worthless.  Hell, even Newsweek sold for a buck.

For consistency of message, here is a succinct summary of President Obama’s position on AP:

Obama has...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Your Dog Isn’t Racist)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 6:00pm 7/3/2010 at 6:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

I was going to take tonight off, since tomorrow is Independence Day. But then I saw this column at Newsweek online,

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Taliban Second-In-Command Captured, Now What?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2010 at 10:03pm 2/15/2010 at 10:03pm

Good news. The NY Times is reporting that the second in command of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Baradar, has been captured in Pakistan.

The capture was undertaken by the Pakistanis with help from the CIA:

Details of the raid remain murky, but officials said that it had been carried out by Pakistan’s military...

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Palin Exposes Misogyny In The Democratic Base, Again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 8:31pm 2/7/2010 at 8:31pm

Writing-on-hand-gate reminds me of one of the reasons Sarah Palin was put on this earth: To bring out and expose the worst misogynistic impulses in the hard core of the Democratic base.

I’m not talking about criticism or mockery of the handwritten notes. That’s fair game. Considering all...

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DOJ To Clear Yoo and Bybee?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:15pm 1/30/2010 at 1:15pm

The conspiracy to undermine the Constitution has taken an interesting turn.

A career prosecutor at the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has determined that John Yoo and Jay Bybee did not violate their professional obligations in analyzing whether certain enhanced interrogation techniques constituted unlawful torture.

As reported in Newsweek:

While the...

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“What’s Martha Afraid Of?”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 9:25am 1/3/2010 at 9:25am

Martha Coakley refuses to debate Scott Brown one-on-one. Coakley is the front-runner with better name recognition, so she has much to lose from debating Brown one-on-one. But Coakley has even more to lose from not having the courage to take on Brown.

Put together with negative publicity in the Massachusetts press over...

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The Inevitable Undie-Bomber Question

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 6:07pm 1/2/2010 at 6:07pm

Unlike the plurality of Democrats who as recently as 2007 believed George W. Bush knew of the 9/11 attacks in advance, there is no traction among conservatives for the theory that Barack Obama or his administration had actual knowledge of the Undie-bomber plot beforehand.

But the “what...

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Media Matters Sees Christmas Ghost

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2009 at 7:01pm 12/25/2009 at 7:01pm

Media Matters is watching everything that FoxNews, and conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, say or do waiting to pounce on any sentence, or clause in a sentence, or word in a clause, which can be twisted out of context and blown up into a faux scandal.

Media Matters also is very...

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Liberals’ Teachable Palin Moment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 2:15pm 11/18/2009 at 2:15pm

The Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin in fitness clothing is becoming the teachable moment of the year. Because liberal women are beginning — just beginning — to acknowledge that liberals of both genders are so driven by hatred of Sarah Palin that their worst instincts are coming out.

And it is recognition...

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Never Missing An Excuse To Attack Trig Palin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11:35am 11/18/2009 at 11:35am

TBogg, who blogs at Firedoglake, doesn’t want to miss an excuse to take a dig at Trig Palin, Sarah Palin’s son who was born with Down Syndrome. The excuse this time is the Newsweek cover showing what even Media Matters calls a sexist portrayal of Palin.

What does the cover and the...

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The Gay Marriage Slippery Slope Is Back

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 5:06pm 7/29/2009 at 5:06pm

Will Newsweek ever stop trying to get attention by declaring things coming to an end?

First it was the end of Christian America. Then the end of the recession. Now the end of monogamy as the basis for socially acceptable relationships, in a lead article captioned:

Only You. And You. And You.

Polyamory—relationships with...

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Liberal Doughboys Afraid of Tea Parties

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 5:11pm 4/12/2009 at 5:11pm

Liberal bloggers and media groups can’t get the Tea Party phenomenon out of their heads. It wasn’t supposed...

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