Sorry about that. Well, no, I’m not, because it’s funny:
“This is what Media Matters exists to do.” – Which is true! I just never thought that I’d hear of somebody saying it on MSNBC. Which just goes to show: every organization apparently has its breaking point. Continue reading BTW, MSNBC & NYT make fun of MMFA. …LOL.
Goodness gracious. If somebody from the White House isn’t screaming at the New York Times yet for this article…
He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American.
But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind.
…they will be. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I did this post last night I merely looked at the tweet and didn’t click through to the article*. But now that I did… hoo, boy. The NYT front-loaded the criticism, and stuck the apologia somewhere down where people start to stop reading the article; this probably came as an unpleasant surprise to White House staff, given that they’re not really used to criticism from the NYT at all. Continue reading New York Times (!) clears throat, uncomfortably remembers ‘Now, watch this drive.’
1,121 words (or thereabouts) in this Frank Bruni NYT article whining about how Syria is being seen in terms of the 2016 Presidential election, and not a one of them takes the time to even remotely blame the true reason why that’s happening: it’s happening because the current administration has shown a demented genius in taking the small (and moderate, but decreasing) foreign affairs problems it inherited from the last administration and turning them into big problems. Under the circumstances, I think that the Beltway Establishment can be permitted a certain nervous apprehension, and even a certain stubborn emphasis on discussing who should be in the next administration.
Because God knows that Barack Obama is kind of useless, right now. Which is probably one reason why Bruni’s so upset; it’s always a tribulation when one’s idol turns out to have feet of clay.
Via Hot Air.
PS: God, but I am getting tired of writing about Syria. Yeah, I know: try living there, right now, so I should just count my blessings. And I should.
The New York Times, discussing the alleged politicization of the IRS in an election year:
Jay Sekulow, a conservative lawyer known more for his stands on religious freedom than for his tax work, said he is representing 16 Tea Party groups that are claiming harassment by the I.R.S., and the number is growing. He said he intended to demand an explanation from the Treasury Department on Wednesday for what he called “McCarthyism” tactics and that he would contact Republican lawmakers this week.
“This is obviously a coordinated effort by the I.R.S. to stifle these Tea Party and Tea Party-affiliated groups, and to stifle free speech activities,” Mr. Sekulow said. “It’s as onerous as what they did to the N.A.A.C.P. in the 1950s, and I plan to make that point.”
Continue reading #rsrh QotD, Doing Unto Others As We’ve Been Done By Edition.