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Foolish Brits Bow to Muslims, May Stop Teaching ‘British Values’

October 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Britain, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, recently said that teaching British values to kids in British schools is bad because it might upset the Muslims that have been invading the Isles. This, folks, is how you commit suicide.

As the UK Independent reported on Thursday:

Mr Clegg is worried that some Muslims are offended because their religion is often singled out when ministers talk about “British values”. He believes that David Cameron and Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, may unwittingly anger Muslim community leaders the Government needs to tackle extremism and could fuel Islampohobia among the British public.

This is just insensible… unless it is being said by someone that hates–truly, viscerally hates–his own country and culture.
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FDR Invented The ‘Liar-In-Chief’ And Tore Down the Democrat Party And The Country

September 21, 2014 | Filed Under Adolph Hitler, Anti-Americanism, Britain, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt, Germany, GOP, Government Corruption, History, Japan, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, PBS, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Rights, Socialism, Taxes, The Great Depression, TV, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

PBS and documentary maker Ken Burns have done it again with a wonderful look at the political lives of Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt. But if the series did anything it revealed to a discerning viewer how Franklin rebuilt the presidency on a pillar of hate and lies and remade the Democrat Party into a party driven by purposeful misdirection and deceit.

Certainly the series approaches these two consequential presidents as good for the country. Neither were as salubrious for the country as popular opinion holds and both did a lot of damage. To Burns’ credit he does allow conservative commentator George Will to slip in a few digs at how both Teddy and Franklin tore down the presidency and turned our country from a constitutional republic built on a pretty straightforward explication of the political raison d’être of any particular party, candidate or era and into a nation run by sneaky politicians who lie straight-faced to the people and don’t care about the Constitution at all.

Teddy Roosevelt did his bit to end our Constitutional republic, granted, and was followed by Woodrow Wilson who pounded a few more nails into that coffin. But it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who really destroyed the country.

The truth is, Franklin was an utterly failed president in everything but his leadership in WWII. It has to be acknowledged that his stewardship of the war was great and maybe a lesser president would have left the US more vulnerable. But there is no doubt that he materially hurt this country in every other arena.

His domestic policy was a disaster, his economic policies utterly failed, and his disregard of the rule of law and the US Constitution was a disgusting display of arrogance and hubris. By forcing the world into war, Hitler ended the Great depression, not Franklin Roosevelt.
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Socialism Doesn’t Pay: Britain is Poorer Than Any US State But Mississippi

August 25, 2014 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mississippi, Money, Nanny State, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fraser Nelson of The Spectator did some number crunching recently and found a shocking fact: Britain is poorer than every State in the USA but one.

As Nelson wrote on August 22, “if Britain were to somehow leave the EU and join the US … we’d be the 2nd-poorest state in the union, poorer than Missouri. Poorer than the much-maligned Kansas and Alabama. Poorer than any state other than Mississippi, and if you take out the south east we’d be poorer than that too.”

This is both shocking and disheartening, especially to American liberals. The liberals all assume that Great Britain is still the jewel of Europe pointing to its nearly 100 percent socialist-styled government as a model of perfection. But it turns out that decades of socialism has laid Britain low making it worse off than every state in the USA but Mississippi…. and with Britain’s jihadi problem, one would think it would be better to be a bit poorer in Mississippi than be forced to live in Britain!
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Archbishop of Canterbury Opposes UK Welfare Cuts

February 27, 2014 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Welfare | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

America isn’t the only country having trouble with out of control government spending, nor is it the only place with leftists trying to stop any sensible limits on that spending. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is joining the chorus against the British government’s attempts to get its budget under control by backing the 27 bishops who signed a letter protesting recent cuts in welfare programs.

Welby wrote to the Daily Mirror and insisted, “I’m entirely with them.”

The Archbishop is responding to the open letter signed by 27 of Britain’s 59 Anglican bishops who claimed that hunger is a “national crisis” and that the welfare cuts damage the “safety net” for the nation’s poor.
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B-List Actor Calls LA Gov. Jindal ‘Dickbrain’ For Supporting ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star

December 30, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bible, Britain, Cable, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Hollywood, Liberals, Liberty, Louisiana, Media Bias, Movies, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Gay British actor Alan Cumming, was not very happy with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for coming to the support of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. In fact, Cumming called Jindal a “dickbrain” for coming to Robertson’s support.

Cumming, who starred in such massive, important cinematic hits as Spy Kids and Smurfs 2 and is now a bit player in the TV show The Good Wife, also noted that he wants to institute a “socialist utopia” in the USA.

The homosexual British actor made these comments on his Twitter feed after he belatedly found out that Bobby Jindal came to Robertson’s support.

On his Twitter account, Cumming noted that Jindal said that the “left may control Hollywood, but not the hearts and minds of a majority of Americans.” Then the actor added, “Yet US voted left. Twice.” The actor added the hashtag “#dickbrain.”
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Arrogance: Obama Unveils New Portrait that is Dozens of Times Larger Than Washington’s & Lincoln’s

December 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Britain, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, FBI, Foreign Policy, Government Corruption, Liberals, NSA, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The U.S. Embassy in London has debuted a new portrait of President Obama that will now hang in one of the big halls in that facility. Strangely Obama’s arrogant head is hundreds of times larger than presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

In fact, the photo is rather spooky. Sort of like a Big Brother head looking out into the room. Certainly the arrogance factor is there as Obama’s gigantic Big Brother head is there spying on the room!

I don’t know about you, but I think if I were to go to this US embassy, the giant Obama face would scare the crap outta me!
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British School Threatens to Label Students ‘Racists’ Unless They Attend Islam Field Trip

November 25, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


England’s Staffordshire University.

British citizens are up in arms at a British primary school that has threatened to label kids as “racists” for years on their public school record if they refuse to attend a field trip meant to push Islam on kids. This is a sick example of multiculturalism by force, apparently.

Lynn Small, headmistress at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire UK, sent a letter home with kids informing parents that if their kids were withheld from a special workshop meant to push Islam a “racial discrimination note” would be attached to their permanent school record and they’d be branded racists for years to come.


Letter sent home to parents. (Click to see larger)

The kids are in what we would call a grade school here in the USA in a school that serves kids from 8-years to 11.

The headmistress’ letter says the field trip is part of a “statutory requirement” for kids “to learn about different cultures.”
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Scientists: Babies With Three Parents on the Horizon

July 3, 2013 | Filed Under Abortion, Biology, Britain, Children, Conservatives, Contraception, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, Law, Liberals, Pro-Life, Progressives, Science, Stem Cell Research, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Science is always pushing the envelope to see what it can create, but babies with three parents? That is what a recent report out of Britain claims. Soon babies born of DNA of one man and the donor eggs of two women might be on the horizon.

A report at the Daily Mail says that a baby with three parents could be born as early as 2105 after a “landmark decision” by British authorities to allow a “controversial genetic treatment.”

While the genetic experiments are quite controversial and raises fears of “designer babies,” others feel that many ailments, diseases, and hereditary genetic disorders could be cured and that babies could be born with a level of assurances that they would be healthy.

The techniques, the Daily Mail reports, would take the egg from one mother, inject it with DNA from a second woman and fertilize it with a man’s sperm. “The resulting healthy child,” the Mail reports “would effectively have two mothers and a father.”

The British Government’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, claims that the procedure does not materially alter the genetic traits that would be passed on from the original donor egg and likened the introduction of genetic material from the second female egg to a changing of a “battery pack” in some electronic gadget.
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Angelina Jolie’s Stunt Double Sues News Corp for Phone Hacking

June 21, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Crime, Entertainment, Hollywood, Journalism, Media, Movies, Newspapers, Rupert Murdoch, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the first lawsuit filed in the U.S. over the British phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp media empire, a stuntwoman for actress Angelina Jolie has filed suit alleging that the media company hacked her telephone.

The suit was filed on June 13 by professional stunt double Eunice Huthart who claims that News Corp’s tabloids The Sun and News of the World spied on her phone while she worked on location as Jolie’s stunt double.

The stuntwoman says the hacking occurred over the years 2004 and 2005 as she worked on the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

The suit (Western Division, L.A. case No. 13-04253) alleges that Huthart began to miss messages on her phone, messages that later ended up in stories about the budding relationship between Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, co-stars on the action movie on which the stuntwoman was working.
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152 New Sex Abuse Allegations in BBC Jimmy Savile Scandal

June 4, 2013 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Jimmy Savile, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

152 new sex abuse allegations have been made against dozens of BBC employees as well as its most famous TV presenter. The new allegations have been brought in the Jimmy Savile sex scandal that erupted last year. About 40 of the accused BBC employees still work for the broadcasting giant.

Early in 2013, four years after he died at age 84, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse of teens and young people were lodged against one of the BBC’s most famous and long-standing TV and radio presenters, Jimmy Savile. The scandal rocked the British Isles, as Savile was a popular entertainer, radio disc jockey, charity representative, and TV personality from the 1960s up until his death in 2009.

The scandal roiled for months as steady stream of new people came forward claiming that Savile and his cohorts at the British Broadcasting Corporation had abused them when they were young.
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BBC Sends Reporters to North Korea Using Fake Student Credentials

April 18, 2013 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, North Korea, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the newest conservative news sites in Britain, The Commentator, has learned that the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) may have endangered a group of British students during a trip into North Korea by slipping several reporters into the group using student visas as cover for their activities.

The trip was arranged by the London School of Economics’ (LSE) “Grimshaw Club” and took place from March 23 to 30 of this year.

Professor Craig Calhoun, the director of the LSE confirmed that the BBC used its student trip as cover to slip reporter John Sweeney and his crew into the closed nation at the end of March.

Calhoun says that the school had no idea what the BBC was up to. “The School authorities had no advance knowledge of the trip or of its planning,” he said in a letter.
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CNN To Import Liberal Talker From Canada

April 15, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Canada, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As CNN continues to search for new talent to spark its revival, new President Jeff Zucker is looking to Canadian talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos to come down from the Great White North on a mission to make it big in the states. Yes, CNN is importing a liberal from Canada because importing that liberal from Britain worked out so well.

Stroumboulopoulos, who mercifully goes by the nickname “Strombo,” hosts a TV show on Canada’s CBC where he cozies up to rock stars, talks art and movies, and ruminates about pop culture.

In its announcement of the move, CNN pledges that Strombo will bring to America his “fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas, with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity.”

“We’re really pleased to bring this special series to CNN,” said Amy Entelis, senior VP for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide. “It is a good example of the expansion of the CNN strategy to bring new kinds of relevant and engaging programming to a broad audience.”
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Quit Laughing, Hillary Really is Just LIke Margaret Thatcher

April 10, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, one of the greatest, most powerful women in recent political history, the American Old Media establishment is all abuzz about… Hillary Clinton. To their minds, talk of the powerful and brilliant Thatcher naturally brings to mind the wife of one of their favorite presidents and Hillary, as far as they are concerned, is somehow “just like” Margaret Thatcher.

I know, I know. Stop your laughing. Hillary really is just lIke Margaret Thatcher.

Or maybe not.

But, of course you should laugh. The idea that Hillary Clinton is anywhere near at the level of a Margaret Thatcher is laughable, indeed. The fact is, there is no comparison. Hillary is an influence peddling, lightweight compared to the great Margaret Thatcher, and I am not even talking about ideology.

The difference between Maggie Thatcher’s accomplishments and Hillary’s couldn’t be more stark–and not in Hillary’s favor, either.
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Celebrating Margaret Thatcher Upon Her Passing

April 8, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady–and for a reason–has passed away. Thatcher was one of the trinity of world leaders that changed the world in the 1970s and 80s.

She, along with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, brought conservative principles into world renown and rescued her nation from the hell of a socialist downward trend.

Sadly, both her country and ours have slid right back into the anti-modern, anti-liberty socialism Thatcher and Reagan laid low thanks to idiots like UK PM Tony Blair and our own communist, Barack Obama.

But for a few brief, shining decades, the team of Reagan/Thatcher brought the world back from the brink of socialist financial ruin as well as the brink of war from, cold to hot, as the pair beat the evil juggernaut of the Soviet Union.

To know what Margaret Thatcher was made of, just view one of her last raucous moments on the floor of the House of Commons where she utterly blows away a communist twit in a battle of wits that proves her opponent came to the fight unarmed.

Fantastic.

Lady Margaret Thatcher, 87, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, RIP, April 8, 2013.
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New Gov’t Testing Proves Britain Has at LEAST 900,000 Liars

April 1, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Welfare | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This story from Britain is hilarious on several levels. It really shows the worst of government waste, helps prove how pernicious government welfare programs are, not to mention that people can’t be trusted.

So, after the British government decided to institute a test to prove that disability applicants really have medical problems that would lead them to need the benefit, 900,000 Brits mysteriously stopped applying for their free government checks.

The new requirements force applicants to have actual, real, medical excuses to apply for the “sickness benefits” and went into force at the end of March. As soon as they had to actually prove they had real medical problems, some 900,000 Brits that were sponging off the system suddenly found they weren’t as sick as they thought… or pretended.
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Report: BBC’s Doctor Who Staffers Used Show to Sexually Exploit Young Male Fans

March 28, 2013 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Crime, Media, Media Bias, Sex Offenders/Rape, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) is being hit with new allegations that behind the camera staffers–this time from the Doctor Who kiddy sci-fi show–sexually abused youngsters who visited the famed broadcasting studios.

First airing in the early 1960s, Doctor Who is Britain’s longest running science fiction TV series and was until recently was considered a kid’s show. The allegations are over events that took place in the 1980s.

In a new book on the life of Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner, fan writer Richard Marson claims that he was propositioned and assaulted by the producer when he was a teenaged visitor to the Doctor Who studios in 1984.
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Piers Morgan: We All ‘Need The Nanny State Occasionally’

March 13, 2013 | Filed Under Bill of Rights, Britain, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, New York City, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN’s Piers Morgan sees no reason why America shouldn’t turn into a nanny state. During his March 11 broadcast, Morgan insisted that, “people need the nanny state occasionally.”

With guest Christine Quinn, on his late evening CNN talk show Morgan lamented what he felt was a bad decision by a New York judge who shut down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban. Morgan was all in for a politician deciding for all of us what we are and what we aren’t allowed to eat.

During the discussion, Quinn said she disagreed with banning foods saying that the focus should be on expanding choice for healthy foods not just having government “say no” to the supposed bad choices. Interestingly, Quinn is a Bloomberg ally, a Democrat, and the President of the New York City Council, yet was still arguing against this particular nanny state action.

Regardless, Morgan, a British citizen, disagreed with his guest.

“This is where I disagree with you. I think people need the nanny state occasionally. Particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas that are too big for them, you know, eating sixteen Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that that’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state,” Morgan said.

The CNN talker also took to Twitter to ask why Mayor Bloomberg’s nannyism is such a bad thing.

“If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job? Bloomberg’s 100% right on supersized soda,” he Tweeted on March 11.

Just as the soda ban was to kick in, New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling put a halt to the rule saying Bloomberg’s new ban was illicit because he went around the City Council to implement it.

The ban, Judge Tingling said, would “not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it.”

This is why so many Americans look askance at immigrants like Morgan. They come here and bring their socialist ideas with them from their armpit countries instead of coming here to learn how to be an American. Go back to Britain, Piers. Your socialist, nanny-state nonsense is not wanted here.

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“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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Koch Industries Responds to ‘Misleading’ UK Articles

February 9, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Democrats/Leftists, Electric, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Government, Green Energy, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Koch Industries recently published a response to the work of UK Independent journalist Steve Connor whose work, Koch says, “misled readers.” The two articles accused Koch Industries of secretly funding attacks on climate change.

The articles written by Connor “got many facts about Koch wrong,” according to the open letter published on the company’s website.

Koch was also unhappy that the British newspaper edited down its letter to the paper without their knowledge “censoring key information and important context.”
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Green Movement Founder Opposes Wind Turbines in His Backyard

February 7, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Electric, Energy, Europe, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nuclear Power, Progressives, Solar, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the world’s premiere environmentalists, credited as a founder of the green movement, is fighting plans to erect wind turbines in his own village.

Professor James Lovelock, 93, is renowned for having created the “Gaia Theory” and becoming one of the World’s earliest and most active modern environmentalists. He is also known for predicting global warming and saying that by the year 2100 warming would kill off four fifths of the world’s population.

Lovelock has, however, has lately come at odds to the movement he helped foster angering the environmental movement by becoming a recent advocate of nuclear power and for opposing wind energy.
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Vogue Editor Wintour’s Boyfriend Owes $1.2 Million in Taxes

January 30, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Britain, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only a month ago, Vogue editor Anna Wintour was being floated as an ideal candidate to become President Obama’s next ambassador to Britain but now the fashionista is in the news for another reason. A British newspaper has found that her boyfriend, J. Shelby Bryan, owes $1.2 million in back taxes to the IRS.

Despite owing the IRS such a hefty amount–he is also in arrears in Texas–Bryan was a high dollar fundraiser for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The socialite was also close to President Clinton serving on his Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1996.

Bryan’s past due taxes are nothing new, either. He’s owed the money to the IRS since 2006.
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CNN’s Morgan Thinks Government Will ‘Nuke’ Gun Owners

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Britain, Cable, CNN, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Law, Liberals, Media Bias, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Piers Morgan has done it again, jumping into his anti-gun, anti-Constitution advocacy with both feet… in his mouth. Once again, Morgan took to Twitter to revel in his “civility,” this time ridiculing gun owners for being wary of the power of tyrannical government, scoffing that the Second Amendment won’t keep us all safe from a nuclear armed United States.

Morgan Tweeted his latest absurdist, misinformed Tweet on January 13: “America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. #GetReal”

So very vapid. Uninformed, ill thought out, and foolish all at once.

Are we to assume that Piers Morgan thinks that the only way governments ever trample on rights or oppress citizens is to “nuke” them?
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Larry King: That Piers Morgan is Awfully Self-Absorbed, Isn’t He?

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Britain, Cable, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For years Larry King hosted the CNN show that is now helmed by British import Piers Morgan. Now King has opened up about his replacement and his pronouncement is not very flattering. King thinks Morgan makes the show too much about Morgan.

For those who remember, Larry King was more about being a conduit for the guests to entertain and enlighten viewers. His idea, perhaps an old fashioned TV ideal, was to make the show less about Larry King and more about the guests his viewers tuned in to watch.

King was old school in that way. We never learned much about the life or personal opinions of Jack Parr or Johnny Carson when they were hosting the Tonight Show, either. Those two icons let the guests speak and made their shows about the entertainment. For the most part, Larry King modeled himself on that classic version of the TV interview show.

But Larry King was quick to point out that Piers Morgan isn’t like that at all. Morgan is more about Morgan than he is about the guests, King said.

“I never gave opinions,” King said of his own CNN show. “Piers gives his opinions. The show is a lot about him as much as the guests… He’s so different from me,” King lamented.
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Report: BBC TV Star Abused Hundreds, Youngest Was 8

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

British police have finally issued its first major report on the criminal sex scandal that has rocked Britain’s TV and entertainment industry, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), for well over a year and the details are shocking.

Late BBC TV and radio star Jimmy Savile is accused of physically abusing hundreds of children–the youngest of whom was just 8–as well as many young adults whom he met through his high profile charity work at various children’s hospitals throughout England.

Savile’s crimes began in Manchester in 1955, peaked in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and continued at a lower pace all the way until at least 2009, two years before his death at 85.

The police report concludes that Savile committed 214 criminal offenses including 34 rapes or other serious sexual assaults across England. 450 people have come forward with information about Savile’s crimes
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UK Guardian: Pedophiles Need Support

January 6, 2013 | Filed Under Britain, Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Gays, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The paper the Guardian has become Britain’s newest champion for a minority of sorts. In a January 3 article, the UK paper has taken up the cause of pedophiles who claim they are just “ordinary members of society” that only need a little understanding.

The paper seriously presented pedophiles as but a misunderstood minority that do no real harm. As Telegraph writer Damian Thompson points out, “this is not some sick send-up” on his point. The UK Guardian is wholly serious.

Guardian feature columnist Jon Henley uncritically quotes convicted pedophiles like Tom O’Carroll who said that children enter into such “relationships” voluntarily. “If there’s no bullying, no coercion, no abuse of power, if the child enters into the relationship voluntarily … the evidence shows there need be no harm.”

Henley then trots out a few “experts” that present “proof” that kids are not harmed by the predators that abuse them.
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Piers Morgan, the New Jerry Springer

December 24, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Britain, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After Wednesday night’s CNN special, Guns in America, it has become clear that Piers Morgan is one thrown chair away from being the newest Jerry Springer.

After he indulged his latest shoutfest and bout of name calling, Morgan has shown that he is no more serious as a commentator and interviewer than the syndicated tabloid talker.

Jerry Springer made himself famous for screamfests, fist fights, and name calling on his daytime TV show but who cannot see that Piers Morgan is only a few steps removed from Springerism?

Take Guns in America as only the latest example. Morgan sold the show as a “townhall,” a meaningful discussion about the “crisis” of guns. Instead of a meaningful discussion, however, Morgan screamed at guests, called them liars, cut them off from speaking, and generally acted the bore.

All it would have taken for a full Springer experience is for a chair to be thrown by a baby momma or two.
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500 Victims: Shocking BBC Sex Abuse Scandal Ensnares New York Times Chief

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a shocking tally, up to 500 people have come forward claiming to be victims of former British Broadcasting Corp. TV and radio star Jimmy Savile, British police have reported. The scandal has reached from the 1960s to today but has also reached across the ocean to the newly hired CEO of The New York Times, himself a former BBC executive.

New Times executive Mark Thompson was the most recent top man at the BBC of any long standing having served for eight years ending his tenure only this past September. Thompson resigned from the Beeb to come to America to take the helm of The New York Times just as the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal was developing.

In his pre-employment interviews, Thompson swore he had no knowledge at all about the decades of sexual abuse cases perpetrated by BBC TV star Jimmy Savile, many of which the BBC aided in covering up and hiding from both the police and the license-paying public.

But the latest news from the investigation into the Savile scandal raises questions about what Thompson knew and when he knew it and that timeline brings suspicion that he knew about the mounting scandal long before he told The New York Times that he did.
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Anna Wintour to be a U.S. Ambassador? ‘Ludicrous’!

December 5, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Britain, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

News broke today that President Obama is considering offering the position of the next U.S. Ambassadorship to Great Britain to Anna Wintour, the editor of fashion magazine Vogue. This caused at least one Brit to call the whole idea “ludicrous.”

Indeed, the offer seems incomprehensible. To offer the ambassadorship to one of our most important allies to a prickly, sullen, misanthrope like Wintour defies logic. Aside from her arrogant, self-important attitude, it doesn’t even appear that she has any qualifications, temperament or otherwise, to take such an important role.

As Nile Gardiner of the British newspaper The Telegraph notes, Wintour doesn’t measure up in stature and intellect to some of our past ambassadors. Noting that John Adams, James Monroe, John Q. Adams, Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Andrew Mellon, and W. Averell Harriman were some of our past ambassadors to the Court of St. James’s, Gardiner finds the whole idea of Wintour joining those illustrious Americans a “ludicrous” idea.
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Did NY Times New CEO Thompson Lie About When He Knew of BBC Sex Scandal?

December 4, 2012 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new timeline focused on the developing Jimmy Savile child molestation scandal that hit the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this year raises further questions about what the new CEO of The New York Times knew about the crimes when he ran the network.

Mark Thompson stepped down as director-general of the BBC in September to cross the pond and take his place as the new CEO of America’s most famous newspaper, but before he did so he swore to The Times in pre-employment interviews that he never knew anything about what has become another black eye for the troubled British TV and radio network, one that was developing right under his nose when he was the BBC’s chief.

The tale began with Jimmy Savile, who died last year at 84. Savile was one of the Beeb’s most famous and flamboyant TV stars, a staple entertainer since the 1960s. But upon his death several hundred allegations have been made that he sexually abused teen girls, sometimes doing so in facilities owned by the BBC. Allegations have also been made that for decades the BBC knew all about its star’s behavior and entered into a massive coverup of the crimes to avoid public embarrassment.
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New York Times Chief Testifies Over BBC Sex Scandal

November 28, 2012 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York City, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The turmoil over the sexual abuse scandal revealed after the passing of one of Britain’s most famous TV presenters continues to roil the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The latest turn forced Mark Thompson, the newly installed CEO of The New York Times and himself a BBC director-general until September, to wing his way back to England to testify about what he knew and when he knew of the developing scandal.

Thompson assumed that he’d only have to spend a few hours before the BBC inquiry headed by Nick Pollard, but due to the in-depth investigation the Pollard committee is conducting, Thompson may have to appear again. At this time there is no telling how long the inquiry will detain Thompson for questioning.

Thompson will be questioned by inquiry counsel Alan Maclean QC over the mishandling of the cancellation of a Newsnight TV segment that would have been aired last year featuring an in-depth investigation into the developing abuse accusations lodged against one of the BBC’s most famous TV stars, Jimmy Savile.
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Third New Chief in Two Months Takes Over BBC

November 27, 2012 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The British Broadcasting Corporation will get its third chief in two months with Lord Tony Hall being appointed BBC director-general by the BBC Trust. Lord Hall will take his place as the head of one of the world’s largest broadcasting services in March of next year.

The BBC has gone through three chiefs so far this year. Mark Thompson quit in September to cross the pond to take the top spot at The New York Times and his successor, George Entwistle, resigned after only 54 days on the job due to a slanderous and ultimately untrue program aired against a former British politician.

Lord Hall expressed his confidence that he could lead the BBC out of the troubles in which it is currently mired.

“I know we can get through this,” Lord Hall said at a recent press conference.

“It’s been a really tough few weeks for this organization and I know we can get through it by listening patiently by thinking carefully about what to do next.”

The two previous BBC chiefs, Thompson and Entwistle, both left under a cloud of controversy, both having to do with sex scandals.
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