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Media Ignores Warren Plagiarizing, Went Nuts Over Claims of Scott Brown’s

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Boston, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Massachusetts, Media, Media Bias, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Michael Patrick Leahy detailed yet another twist to Elizabeth “Faux-Cahontis” Warren’s tale of fake American Indian claims. Apparently in 1984 Warren supplied several “old family recipes” to the “Pow Wow Chow cookbook,” edited by her cousin. Turns out these “family recipes” where just lifted from various cookbooks and newspaper articles of the era. She appears to have plagiarized them.

Will the media note that Warren plagiarized recipes from other cookbooks, claimed they were “family recipes,” and then signed them “Elizabeth Warren – Cherokee”? Probably not, but the Old Media went ga ga when they thought her opponent, Senator Scott Walker, plagiarized something.

For Warren’s part, Leahy notes that several of her “family recipes” were copied word-for-word from a New York Times News service piece published in 1979. Boston-based talk show host Howie Carr also found that several of her recipes appear to have been plagiarized. (Here, here, and here)
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You DID Build That, America: Believe In Our Future

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Jobs, Mitt Romney, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Obama’s Campaign Most Cynical in Recent Memory

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Abortion, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Mitt Romney, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama is running probably the most cynical campaign in recent memory. At Obama’s hands, Romney is suffering the worst treatment a presidential candidate has gotten from an opponent since Gov. Al Smith was ripped to pieces by anti-Catholic operatives in 1928 giving Herbert Hoover an easy White House win. Obama and his surrogates are simply throwing one provably false claim after another at Romney in the hopes that uninformed people will not know the difference.

Take former White House spokesman Ben LaBolt, for instance. Recently he threw out the claim that Romney is the “most secretive candidate we’ve seen since Richard Nixon” (See video HERE). This claim is simply untrue. In truth, the most secretive candidate in American history is Barack Obama.

When Obama ran for the White House in 2008 much of his life was a complete unknown to us. That hasn’t changed. For one thing, we have none of his records when he was a student at Columbia. Also few people from his past have come forward with their reminiscences of him — causing doubt that even what we think we know of him is questionable. In fact, much of Obama’s life that the Old Media thinks it knows all about is simply taken verbatim from the President’s own autobiography, stories that are hard to verify. Then again, some of the stories in his book are being systematically disproven.
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Internet Portends Major Changes to Colleges, Universities

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Blogging, Education, Home Schooling, Inernet, Society/Culture, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Over at Poynter.org, Howard Finberg has quite an interesting piece about the changing world of education — he focusing specifically on educating future journalists.

Finberg and others have been ruminating on how e-learning will change the profession of education and of course they are ultimately right. But, I think some important factors were missed in the discussion, factors that will tend to put a dampener on these new ways to educate.

The question of change in our process of educating students has really ramped up with the ubiquity of technological innovation. Many education watchers imagine that, just as with brick-and-mortar businesses that have been affected so heavily by the Internet, so will in-person classrooms dwindle or go the way of the dodo bird as people turn to the Internet to find education while sitting in the comforts of their own home.

And who is to blame these futurists for imagining this brave new world of e-learning? After all, it would certainly be cheaper for the students to sign onto a website, listen to a lecture, or otherwise participate electronically, than have to re-locate to some new city and incur the major expenses associated with that effort. It would also be far cheaper for the school, no doubt.
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Head-To-Head: FBN’s Dobbs Beats CNBC’s Kudlow

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Cable, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

At the end of June I noted the ratings success that Fox Business Network had over CNBC and that only Larry Kudlow was still beating FBN in the ratings. Now, for the first time, Kudlow lost the ratings battle, at least for one month.

For the month of July, Lous Dobbs Tonight hit the big time.

NEW YORK, Jul 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Lou Dobbs Tonight beat CNBC’s The Kudlow Report in the coveted advertising demo of persons aged 25-54 for the month of July, according to Nielsen Media Research. The victory marks the first monthly win for the 7 PM/ET program, anchored by Lou Dobbs, since launching in March 2011.

For the month of July, Dobbs achieved a 10 percent advantage over CNBC with 43,000 viewers in the demo to Larry Kudlow’s 39,000. In total viewers, it was a close race with Dobbs earning 148,000, just shy of Kudlow’s 158,000. FBN is available in roughly half as many homes as CNBC and this is the first time a program has won the month in the advertiser friendly demo since launching in 2007.

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York–the business capital of the world–FBN launched in October 2007 under the leadership of FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and is now available in more than 60 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by News Corp, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at http://www.foxbusiness.com.

It is a milestone for Fox Business Network, for sure. Larry Kudlow is a great talent, for sure, but this news shows that Fox Business Network is a force to be reckoned with, for sure.
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A Family Tragedy

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Humor, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


A familial tragedy!


Milton Friedman’s Legacy of Fighting for School Choice for All

July 31, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Free Trade, GOP, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation

On the late Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday today, his words are truer than ever: “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.”

And the news from many parts of the country is disheartening. Despite a new school choice option for students in Louisiana, a teachers union there has threatened to sue private schools that accept voucher students this fall. Unions have fought school choice initiatives because they see options for students eroding their power structure.

The Administration is also fighting students’ best interest. Instead of promoting what works—school choice, empowering parents and students—President Obama just issued an executive order last week creating a new federal bureaucracy to single out African-American students for more government meddling in their education. The order states that:

substantial obstacles to equal educational opportunity still remain in America’s educational system. African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline and referrals to special education.

The new White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans is supposed to “help expand educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and deliver a complete and competitive education for all African Americans.”

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C.S. Monitor Wonders if Every Romney Campaign Ad is ‘Racist’

July 30, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Magazines, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Race, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Christian Science Monitor apparently thought it was doing the country a public service by laying out rules by which to judge whether or not a Mitt Romney ad is “racist,” but in its five questions to ask yourself about Mitt Romney’s ads, the magazine essentially laid out criteria that makes any ad Romney has done or even could do into a racist attack on Barack Obama.

In fact, the C.S. Monitor begins with the premise that racism must naturally be a prime Romney tactic against Obama. The campaign will be racist, the authors in the Monitor say. “It’s not a matter of whether racism will appear in campaign messaging, but when,” they write.

What the authors then do is indulge that famous left-wing practice of saying that everything whites do — this time in politics — is either outright racism, purposeful yet veiled racism, or subconscious racism. In other words, everything is racism no matter what.

For the Monitor, professors Charlton McIlwain and Stephen M. Caliendo also insist that blacks are never racist in their campaign efforts, another lefty trope popular in the world of academia.
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NY City Council Speaker Stands Up Against Freedom of Speech

July 30, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Gays, Human Rights, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, New York, New York City, PCism, Regulation, Religion, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Judging by this whole Chick-Fil-A oppression program liberals are engaging in, it’s no wonder Jonah Goldberg had a hit with his recent book, Liberal Fascism.

This time it is City Council Speaker Christine Quinn who is proud to stand against our Constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, not to mention the right to do legal business anywhere without fearing the iron boot heel of government coming down upon us for having upset some haughty government official somewhere.

Quinn has condemned Chick-Fil-A for having dared to break no laws in the exercise of its daily business and is sponsoring one of those wondrous Internet petitions saying so.

If a petition were to be where her ire ended, well, that would be her right as a private citizen, as far as that goes. But she’s taken that step farther which makes her actions illegal. Quinn’s invoked her powers as an elected official and sent a letter to New York University’s president demanding that the Chick-Fil-A outlet on his campus be shut down.
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EXCLUSIVE: Illinois Voters Can Help Stop The Coming Taxmageddon

July 30, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Attention Illinois voters: call your congressman and tell him that you want to stop the President’s tax hike on small businesses so they can help begin to turn this disastrous economy around. And as voters we should also press those vying to upset sitting congressmen on this question, too.

Sometime this week the House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012. This bill is intended to stop things like Obama’s time bomb of a 4.3 trillion tax hike over 10 years, well-known as Taxmageddon.

We can do something about this in the Land of Lincoln. As the American Action Network notes, Illinois residents need to tell Illinois liberals in Congress to let small businesses “compete for the gold.”
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The ‘No One Gets Rich On Their Own’ Baloney

July 30, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Gary Krasner, Health, Liberals, Obamacare, Regulation, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Gary Krasner

Obama’s “no one gets rich on their own” rant was to justify policies that soak the rich, and not about the wonders of roads & bridges! But that was how Obamians had tried to spin it, such as here at Huffington Post.

You can read my postscript deconstruction of his Roanoke speech at the end of this article to see how ridiculous that is. Bottom line is that when Obama uttered these two sentences, “If you’ve got a business—-you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen”, he was NOT referring to roads and bridges from the prior sentence. It would have been far too obvious for him to have meant that shop keepers do not build the roads and bridges in the towns where they operate. He sure as hell didn’t mean to suggest that their taxes help build them! No, holding to the full context of the speech, he meant that they are not singularly responsible for their success, that would warrant the degree of wealth they reaped.

The original thesis—-the product of liberal linguistics consultant George Lakoff—-is a way to minimize individual success, so as to justify taking from successful people the rewards of their success, through taxes. Liz Warren—-the women who couldn’t get into Harvard on her own without falsely claiming to have one drop of Cherokee blood—-had adopted this simplistic baloney to frame the debate for OWS, if you recall.

Here’s Lakoff:
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UPDATE: So… What’s the Deal With Those Hats, Huston?

July 29, 2012 | Filed Under Fedora, Stetson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I’ve added some hats to my online picture essay of my collection, including some driving caps, goggles, and a road duster from around 1910 or so. I also added photos of the hat I have that President Lyndon Baines Johnson once owned.


A 1940s era Stetson Whippet

Many of you out there know me for my various vintage fedoras. But I have a lot more that I don’t wear out there when covering events. I well over 100 different hats in my collection, hats from the military, historical hats, fedoras, hats of all sorts.

Check it out…

So… What’s the Deal With Those Hats, Huston?


CBS News: Blacks are Unsatisfied With Obama

July 29, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Much as we on the right like to carp about how sold-out the Old Media is to Obama’s reelection effort and how the media establishment is loathe to say anything negative about Obama, sometimes it does publish a piece that raises troubling concerns for the President.

This week it was CBS’ turn with a piece that notes that Obama has a “complicated relationship” with black America. According to CBS, blacks are largely unsatisfied with Obama.
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White House Banning Reporters from Tweeting Biden’s Comments

July 29, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On July 24, Vice President Joe Biden took questions from the White House press during a phone conference call, but the White House told reporters they would not be allowed to use Twitter to live-report the VP’s remarks.

Politico reported that the Obama administration banned reporters from Tweeting Biden’s comments as he made them, telling them that they’d only be allowed to report the on-the-record comments once the call was concluded.

What was the justification for clamping down on reporter’s freedom to Tweet?
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HuffPo Editorial Director Howard Fineman: Romney Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ and ‘Nativist’

July 29, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Huffington Post, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Newsweek, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On a July 23 appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Huffington Post Editorial Director and former Newsweek Editor Howard Fineman accused Mitt Romney of pandering to a “xenophobic” Republican Party, a racist party, he said, that is “afraid of the world.”

During a discussion of Michele Bachmann’s questions about Hillary Clinton aid Huma Abedin’s possible familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, host Chris Matthews asked the left-wing HuffPo editor why Mitt Romney doesn’t “have the guts” to stand up to those in his own party. In reply, Fineman slammed Romney and the “nativist” GOP.
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Testimony

July 29, 2012 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Missouri, Paleo-Skeptic, Police, The Law | Comments Off

-By Paleo-Skeptic

I am now an eyewitness in a police shooting death.

There are six police officers and a sheriff’s deputy who will stand trial for violation of civil rights under color of law and battery leading to wrongful death.

The plaintiff seeks $1 million apiece from each defendant.

Here is my testimony:

I am not allowed to speak or to give testimony in this matter.

The State of Missouri [under Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster] has determined that there is no manner of limitation to the extent of crimes of violence [pursuant to 18 USC 924(c)(3)] that persons acting under color of state law are permitted to enact on a witness in a federal matter for the sole purpose of influencing or preventing testimony in a pending federal judicial proceeding.

Actually, it goes even further than that.

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Even TIME Says Mayors Emanuel and Menino Wronging Chick-Fil-A

July 28, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Boston, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Civil Rights, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s a “First Amendment buzzsaw,” that the mayors of Chicago and Boston have walked into over misuse of their powers in denying Chick-Fil-A the right to open and operate their fast food stores in the two cities. This is from TIME, yet. And if even TIME realizes that the Democrats are misusing their powers, well, let’s just say it’s a major violation of Chick-Fil-A’s free speech plain and simple.

For TIME, Michael Scherer goes over the whole series of events that led up to the two mayors — Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Thomas Menino of Boston — imagining they have the power to deny Chick-Fil-A a right to operate merely because committed Christians run the company. Scherer’s analysis is that this mistaken belief in their powers puts the mayors in “tricky legal waters.”
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ABC News Chief: Our Colorado Coverage Was Great… Except for That Brian Ross Business

July 28, 2012 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, ABC, Anti-Americanism, Colorado, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Media, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

ABC News President Ben Sherwood held a conference call of staffers on July 24 and told them that he felt his network’s coverage of the shooting at a Colorado theater was topnotch work, well, except for that whole smearing of the Tea Party indulged by ABC News chief investigative reporter Brian Ross, that is.

Only hours after the shooting occurred, Brian Ross took to an ABC news broadcast to announce that he’d found a man with a similar name as the shooter’s on a Colorado Tea Party site thereby illicitly linking this innocent man and the Tea Party to the mass murderer. Calls for Ross to be fired over his lack of journalistic ethics have been heating up the Internet and talk radio airwaves ever since giving ABC a black eye.

But this week, on a daily morning editorial conference call participated in by top staffers across the country, Sherwood praised his team on its coverage of the shooting in Colorado. Even so he was forced to admit that the unproven allegations made by Ross that the murderer *might* be a member of a Colorado Tea Party group hurt the network’s credibility.
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Obama’s DOJ Refuses to Affirm America’s Religious Freedoms

July 28, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, House of Representatives, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, Liberty, President, Religion, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This video is a perfect example of the essential lawlessness of the Obama administration.

There are some things that are essentially a basic truth. Murder is always wrong. Rights must be safeguarded. And violations of rights must be prosecuted. Also, the U.S. Department of Justice should always, always be zealous in the scheme of protecting those rights.

But not to Obama. No, to Obama the DOJ is only a political office, one that operates on no essential truths.

In this case, Congressman Trent Franks (R, Ariz.) asked an official of Obama’s DOJ if his office would vow to protect our Constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom.

This DOJ stooge refused to do so.

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Homer-Lockport Tea Party Screening of ‘Injustice the Film’ — July 30

July 28, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Judges, Labor Law, Law, Liberty, Regulation, Tea Party, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Homer-Lockport Tea Party is going to screen a very special movie at 7PM on July 30. The film is titled “InJustice, The Film,” and is a documentary about “greed and corruption in American’s lawsuit industry.”

You can see more info at the InJustice website or at the Homer-Lockport Tea Party site.

The film will be introduced by WLS radio personality Dan Proft and will start at around 7PM on July 30 at 14326 Golden Oak Drive, Homer Glen, Illinois.

I had the pleasure of meeting the director of the film, Brian Kelly, when his film first came out and he had some interesting things to relate about the film.

Interview
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Rep. Mike Kelly’s Fantastic Speech on House Floor

July 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Economy/Finances, Elections, Free Trade, GOP, House of Representatives, Jobs, Pennsylvania, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

“So, do you want know the price of regulations? You want to talk about creating jobs in America? …Take the heavy boot off the throat of America’s jobs creators and let them breathe!” – Mike Kelly, Representative of Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District

On Friday, July 27, Rep. Mike Kelly (R, Penn.) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to slam Washington’s business as usual, red tape attacks on the American business sector.

Obama’s regulations are killing this country.

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MSNBC’s Toure: Colorado Shooting All About Racism

July 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Proving that racism can be found literally anywhere by an enterprising MSNBC talking head, the single-monikered Toure of The Cycle quixotically told the show’s panel that he thought that racism lies at the root of the response to the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

During a discussion on the political atmosphere after the Aurora shooting, Toure said he had “hoped” that the whole incident would provoke a “Trayvon Martin situation,” but that in the end it all boiled down to what he felt was the common racist attitude of making sure that “law abiding white people have access to guns” while “black criminals” don’t.

How Toure got from a white shooter with no past run-ins with either law enforcement or mental health professionals who shot up a mostly white audience to the idea that all people care about afterward is keeping African Americans from observing their Second Amendment rights is anybody’s guess.

Here is what he said in the July 23 show:
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Salon.com to Team With Anti-Semitic News Service

July 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Hate Crimes, Israel, Jews, Journalism, Judaism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Religion, Salon.com, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It has been noted that Salon.com has been treading an increasingly anti-Israeli path and its recent announcement of a partnership with the anti-Semitic news site Mondoweiss.net seems another step down that road.

On July 16, Mondoweiss announced on its website that it was officially teaming up with Salon and the news is not sitting well with pro-Israeli activists and bloggers. Mondoweiss, they say, is a virulently anti-Semitic site.

Upon news of the teamup, for instance, the staff at the Algemeiner blog reported the many voices calling Mondoweiss an outlet for anti-Semitism.
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Media Loves Romney Brit ‘Gaffes,’ Forgets All About Obama’s

July 27, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Britain, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

All day Wednesday the Old Media establishment was going gaga over the “gaffes” that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney supposedly committed on his overseas tour. But all the many gaffes Obama committed with our allies — especially the Brits — were conveniently absent from any of the coverage.

The list of jabs at Romney grew by the hour throughout the day. From assumptions that Romney forgot the name of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, to his spilling of the beans about a meeting with British Intelligence (usually these meetings are kept hush-hush) to a back and forth of jabs about the Olympics opening this week in London, both the British and American press were quick to give Romney the back of a hand.

Of course, few Old Media outlets noted that Obama, too, has had his troubles, especially with the Brits.

Here is a list of just a few of those Obama gaffes that were left out of the picture during Thursday’s coverage.
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Fox Business Network Flies the Skies Covering the Midwest Drought

July 27, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Farming, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Journalism, Media, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Midwest has been suffering a major drought this year, one that will surely cost us all in higher food prices over the coming years. Fox Business Network has been literally flying the friendly skies — in a helicopter — to cover it.

FBN’s intrepid reporter of the skies, Jeff Flock, has been touring the Midwest reviewing the effects of the drought and covering the devastation it’ll wreck on the country.

Flock has literally been flying around in a helicopter covering the drought. Yesterday I got some updates on Flock’s journey right from the whirley-rider himself.

Over the past month our team has reported live from corn fields already lost to the drought, irrigated fields with corn plants over your head, a grain elevator that expanded to hold what was expected to be a record harvest, and a dairy farm using fans and spraying cows with water to keep their herds cool. I’ve also been to the corn and bean pits at the CME where traders have bid up both commodities to record levels. And I’ve also reported from a chopper 1200 feet in the air over the drought-baked Midwest landscape.

Each of our stops has brought a texture to what is a complicated and compelling story that has yet to fully unfold.


Over the fields in Sugar Grove, Illinois

Take Thursday’s chopper trip over the farm town of Sugar Grove, Illinois. The country singer Jason Aldean has a song called “Flyover States” which is about the Midwest and how people on the coasts only know the likes of Indiana, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois from flying over but never stopping in them. Just like in the song, we found that just flying over gives a skewed picture of the drought.

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Wait? Obama Said His Plan Worked??

July 26, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Liberals, Mitt Romney, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Did he mean it worked to destroy this country? If so, he’s got that right, anyway.

Mr. Romney wants to take issue with that…


‘You Didn’t Build That’: Obama Wasn’t Taken Out of Context!

July 26, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For me, I recently Tweeted a line that got a ton of replies”

Dear Mr. President, if “roads and bridges” were all that was needed for success, why isn’t the Roman Empire still ruling the world?

From the Romney campaign:

President Obama wants us to believe his now infamous “you didn’t build that” line was taken out-of-context. But he meant exactly what he said. Watch this video and then share it with friends if you believe individual Americans built our businesses, not big government!

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The Liberal Media’s History of Falsely Blaming Conservatives for Massacres

July 26, 2012 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

The media does not “report,” it invents the “news.” Want a few examples? Let’s go to the tape…

It seems every time there is a violent attack in the United States the liberal media’s first act is to blame conservatives or the Tea Party. It is time that the liberal media quit lying and learned to tell the truth.

Video courtesy of the Media Research Center.


Our Socialist School Teachers

July 26, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, History, Liberals, Pennsylvania, Public Employees Unions, Socialism, Teachers Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I am beginning to feel that there is no hope for many of our school teachers. They’ve become so infused with leftism that any semblance of Americanism is beyond their grasp. Even history is viewed from within a socialist prism as a recent editorial from a teacher from Pennsylvania proves.

In his editorial, teacher Robert J. Fisher of Upper Saucon Township sought to debunk what he called the “extreme right-wing elements” of today’s America. He did this by claiming that nearly every conflict in our history is some sort of example of Marxist class warfare.

For teacher Fisher, all of American history is one giant example of Marxist principles proven right. It doesn’t matter that the ideas of class as Marx described them really didn’t exist during all of American history, of course.

Fisher claims that “primitive Native Americans” and “subsistent frontiersmen from the Piedmont” were all engaged in class warfare with the “wealthier urban merchants and plantation owners.”

He goes on to claim that the Regulators in 1771 North Carolina, Shay’s rebellion (1787), and the earlier Bacon’s rebellion (1675) were all “class warfare.”

Then he says that the “powerful federal government” that Washington and his compatriots created was an attempt to “deal more effectively with such class-based rebellions.” His proof? The 1791 Whiskey Rebellion.

Fisher bounced to the Jacksonian era, saying that the President Andrew Jackson’s goal was “reform” America to allow “the common man” to become vested in the system then touted the Civil War as the biggest “class struggle” of them all.

And who else was a hero? Of course it was the rise of the labor union coupled with Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” policies. These, he claims “helped create a vibrant middle class.”

All of this is skewed nonsense. The history of the United States cannot be so simplistically distilled as one of mere class warfare and it’s sad that this person who has been allowed to influence the minds of our children is so blinded by his Marxist theology that this is all he can see.

In fact, in nearly every case Fisher cites the Americans involved were not trying to tear down another class in order to “equalize” society. They did not consider themselves class warriors but people that aimed to advance to a better life themselves.
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Emanuel’s ‘Chicago Values’ Includes Supporting Gay-Hating, Jew-Hating Louis Farrakhan

July 26, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Business, Chicago, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gay Marriage, Gays, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Money, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yesterday we reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the Christian values of Chick-Fil-A are not “Chicago values.” So, who does embody those “Chicago values” as far as Rahm is concerned? Why, extremist Louis Farrakhan, who else?

On July 25, Mayor Emanuel welcomed the “help” of hatemonger Louis Farrakhan, leader of the cult the “Nation of Islam,” in a non-violence crusade in a city awash with violence, murder, and gang crime. The Nation of Islam is a pseudo Islamic cult based in Chicago.

Emanuel has happily accepted Farrakhan’s “help” despite the fact that Farrakhan has a long, long history of anti-Semitism and violent rhetoric.
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