•Frank Ross at Big Government has a good eye:
Former Obama economic adviser, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at Salon.com that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994:
In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side.
Of course Fox News didn’t come into existence until October 7, 1996.
I can’t believe we’re losing the “Hipness” race to these guys.
I realize stories like this have a “Media Matters” nit-picky vibe to them. So Reich got a fact wrong, so he’s guilty of Fox derangement syndrome like so many on the left are…is this really worth mentioning?
Yes. Because the left has been doing it to the right for so long, obsessing over every word uttered on Fox News or talk radio, waiting for minor verbal slip-ups so they can rub our noses in it. The point of Andrew Breitbart’s “Big” websites is to beat the leftwing media at their own game.
•By the way, it should surprise nobody that Fox is the most trusted name in news.
•You are going to be appalled, and sadly……..not in the least bit surprised by some of the John Edwards anecdotes shared by Andrew Young in his new book, The Politician, excerpted in the WSJ, today. Here are just a few:
Donations: “S–t, they love me — they would do anything for me,” John Edwards would say after getting a big donation, Young writes. If refused, he would say, “What the hell — why are they wasting my time? I’m going to be president. I don’t have time for this s–t. Everyone wants to give me advice. I don’t want their advice. I want their money.”
Made in USA: Young says Edwards is an Atkins-dieter who hated making appearances at state fairs where “fat rednecks try to shove food down my face. I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?” Before a SEIU candidate forum in Las Vegas, Young says Edwards made him cut out a “made in the USA” label from Young’s own suit to sew in place of Edwards’s “made in Italy” label.
Thoughts of leaving: Young says that Edwards would confide in him about how he thought about leaving “crazy” Elizabeth, but how she plays better with American voters than he. “I cringed when he said this,” Young writes.
Young should have been doing a lot of cringing around Edwards…..he should have been suffering damn near continuous shivering douchechills 24/7 around the guy. Yeesh. Who in their right mind would actively work for a man of such character? Especially one running for President? What’s wrong with Andrew Young?
Look for two key words likely to appear in the President’s speech: “productive” and “unproductive.”
The false distinction between so-called “unproductive” and “productive” work has a long and sordid history. It was a cornerstone of Marxist economic theory, and was also a staple of antisemitic rhetoric in Europe. Jews, barred by law from owning land and practicing certain trades, became prominent in finance—“unproductive” work, to their detractors—and were scapegoated during times of economic turmoil.
•Another thing to look for in the speech: the number of times he refers to himself.
•And S.E. Cupp has a few more words to look for, and drink to.
Whatever you do, don’t drink to the word, “I”, or you’ll risk alcohol poisoning.
•More SOTU speech (or “State of the Obama” as Rush calls it) drinking rules, via Dana Loesch
•Schadenfreude alert: Progressives’ anger grows against White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel:
Few in the Obama administration appeared more formidable than Emanuel did a year ago as the new president entered the White House. He was recruited out of his congressional leadership position by Obama, who wanted only Emanuel to run his White House.
He was regarded as a fearsome political force, the enforcer and implementer of the Obama agenda, as “Rahmbo.” Profiles were written conveying that though Emanuel had matured somewhat since his somewhat wilder days in the Clinton White House, he still had the edge that made him so feared by many.
The story of Emanuel in 1992, after Bill Clinton was elected president, driving a steak knife into a table and shouting, “Dead!” over and over as he named off political enemies, was told again and again.
That story is now being reinterpreted by the ascendant liberal grassroots, which has grown disillusioned with the Obama White House.
“You’re not a tough guy if your first thought upon assuming the power of the presidency is to take it and use it to punish your enemies. You’re a cowardly, petty, small-minded thug,” said Jane Hamsher…
•ZoNation: Why Dems are losing: It Aint Complicated
•RE James O’Keefe’s arrest: Andrew Breitbart says….Wait until the facts are in.
Mainstream Media, ACORN, Media Matters (all the supposed defenders of due process and journalistic ethics) are jumping to conclusions over the arrest today of James O’Keefe, with the clear intention to smear and, if possible, convict O’Keefe and his alleged co-conspirators in the court of public opinion in order to taint the “jury of their peers.”
The ACORN story was a huge black eye for the organized left and their allies and cohorts in the mainstream media. So they are relishing every minute of this breaking story, making it their top story – while they ignored the initial ACORN story until they no longer could.
Read the entire piece.
Yeah, I couldn’t believe how quickly the MSM jumped on this story, after it took them so long to cover the truly damning ACORN stings. I for one, have been reserving judgment until I hear more, but I think it’s safe to say…it don’t look good.
•Hugh Hewitt interviewed Breitbart, yesterday, after the story broke. Transcript, here.
•Aw! Stand up guy, Tommy Christopher comes to O’Keefe’s defense.
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Linked in Michelle Malkin’s Buzzworthy, thanks!