Fox News Watch, Fox’s media bias program, took on the media coverage of the State of the Union and Marco Rubio‘s awkward water bottle moment in his response. Kirsten Powers went after President Obama the hardest, criticizing the media for fawning over every single speech Obama says and derisively saying that being a liberal is more than just liking “every stupid idea” the president has. (Snip) Jon Scott said that most of the media gave Obama a thumbs up for the State of the Union address. Powers said the media finds every one of Obama’s speeches “brilliant,”
Comments: Wow. Kirsten Powers speaks the truth. I bet she got a call from the regime shortly thereafter. She has been rather bold lately in her criticism of 0bama..
I trust Kirsten Powers as much as I trust Zerobama. She is doing this because it´s benefiting her financially somehow. She is as liberal as they come.
In short, she´s lying. With only the rarest of exceptions, liberals never, ever change. David Horowitz comes to mind and, trust me, Kirsten is no David Horowitz. She´s just trying to increase her viewers. I suspect contract negotiations with Fox are coming up soon.
She may be undergoing a positive transformation. She recently married. It´s quite possible that her perspective will solidify in a conservative direction once she has children. For many women (married women), having kids is a wakeup call!
Imagine how annoying it would be if Super Bowl coverage were as predictably one-sided--say, in favor of the NFC--as political coverage. It is entirely possible for reporters to be objective, as most sports reporters have always been. If any media outlet were to insist upon the same standards for political reporting, it would swamp all others in the ratings, Fox included.
I´m never surprised at the incredible guillibility of the folks who post here. Without exception, whenever a liberal, no metter how far to the left they are, goes against the grain on Fox news, posters fall all over themselves, giddy because they believe that a liberal has "seen the light."
It is an ACT. Kirsten Powers is an ACTRESS, ACTING on a show, playing a ROLE that calls for different shifts in the CHARACTER she is playing. God, how slow can people be?
I don´t think people are slow here, there are some posters who can only think in black and white terms. The issues isn´t Powers becoming conservative ain´t going to happen. The issue is Powers has some intellectual honesty and isn´t going to cheer-lead this abomination we have as a president.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) predicted Friday that Democrats will pay a high political price for supporting ObamaCare, a law he says is guaranteed to fail. Cruz made the prediction during a speech to top Republicans in Iowa, a high-profile event for the senator following the recent government shutdown. Addressing an Iowa GOP fundraising dinner, the Texas Republican argued that the shutdown had not been in vain because it drew attention to the healthcare law. "One of the things we accomplished in the fight over ObamaCare is we elevated the national debate over what a disaster, what a train wreck, how
Michelle Obama blamed Congress for the administration´s legislative defeats. Michelle Obama blamed Congress for the administration´s legislative defeats. "Some of our most frustrating defeats happened" because of Congress, she told attendees at the Democratic National Committee´s Women´s Leadership Forum on Friday. Citing the DREAM Act and gun legislation as examples, the first lady pointed out that the DREAM Act "failed twice — once by just five votes in the Senate, and once by just four. So the President had to sign an executive order to finally get these kids some relief." She noted that gun legislation failed by six votes
Add another actor to the list. Chris Noth, currently starring in “The Good Wife,” played Detective Mike Logan on “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Mr. Big” on “Sex and the City.” Noth has now outed himself — as yet another liberal. Worse, his moronic anti-GOP, anti-tea party comments put him into the category of “brain dead” Hollywood liberal, to use an expression from playwright David Mamet. Noth, unhappy with the partial government shutdown, tweeted this thoughtful analysis: “Highest level of racism was shown yesterday when Republicans forced a shutdown of our government. Mostly because our
In response to Alan Grayson Accuses Martin Bashir of ´Collaborating´ With The Tea Party (Video): Grayson is a great example of the "soft" media bias that shields Democrats. He´s a straight-up foaming-at-the-mouth lunatic who daily says the kind of idiotic and offensive things that would immediately end any Republican´s career. More importantly, if he was a Republican, every other member of the party would be routinely asked to denounce him, right up to the President. Failure to do so would be considered agreement with his lunacy, and if they obliged with the denunciations, the party would be slammed for its
Bette Midler must have read some, if not all, of the damaging headlines this week regarding President Barack Obama´s "historic" health care legislation. Or, as as every late night comic is calling it, the best source of comedy we´ve seen in some time. Midler, ever the Obama sycophant, decided to Tweet an attack on the U.S. senator trying to wake the country up to the disaster that is ObamaCare rather than face reality. And Midler did so by dragging the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) into the fight. dragging the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) into the fight.
The alleged intentional leak of classified information to Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers has come back to haunt the government during the war crimes trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The defense of Ammar al Baluchi, the detainee whose torture experiences supposedly served as the model for the popular film, is now requesting classified information about the treatment of his client that was provided to filmmakers but is still currently withheld by the prosecution. The lawyer alleges that the information was provided to the filmmakers to spin a "curated narrative" in the government´s favor and justify enhanced interrogation techniques. Multiple sources
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the nominations of three individuals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This court is widely regarded as a steppingstone to the Supreme Court. Because of its location in the nation’s capital, a considerable portion of its cases involve federal agencies. This makes the D.C. Circuit a watchdog over the executive branch. It’s the most important appellate court in the federal judicial system when it comes to restraining overreaching, unilateral or unconstitutional actions by the president. Thus, what happens in this particular court should be of very serious
President Obama in his weekly address Saturday said he was proud to be a “salesman” for Obamacare despite criticism over the glitch-filled rollout of the law’s insurance exchanges. “Some people have poked fun at me this week for sounding like an insurance salesman. And that’s okay,” said Obama. “I’d still be out there championing this law even if the website were perfect.” Obama’s comments came after another week of withering criticism over the administration’s rollout of a new website designed to enroll consumers in the health care law’s public insurance exchanges. Obama said at an event Monday that he is
WASHINGTON – Despite pledges by Republicans to take down ObamaCare, some still indicate there are parts in the president´s controversial health care overhaul that could be preserved if the party ever got its wish of repealing the law. Since the beginning, conservatives in Congress have been extremely vocal about their dislike of Obama´s signature domestic policy achievement. Yet, as demonstrated by a recent proposal from House conservatives, they say they wouldn´t just repeal the law -- they would replace it with one of their own. It wouldn´t be ObamaCare. But there could be some similarities, items that despite the widespread public mistrust of
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies. "There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce. “Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume. “Listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel´s mobile
Famed attorney, author, and long-time liberal commentator Alan Dershowitz said that he favored a woman´s right to choose abortion but that he could not find such a right in the Constitution. “I can’t find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it’s an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus,” said Dershowitz on the Oct. 13 CNBC Kudlow Report. “Look, I think women, if they’re required to not have abortions could die and could — so I favor a woman’s right to choose. But
Megyn Kelly took on Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, on Friday night, grilling him on the colossal trainwreck of the health care law’s rollout and asking whether President Obama‘s failed promises were “intentionally misleading or grossly mistaken.” Kelly told her all the issues with insurance companies restructuring plans and employers altering policies were “foreseeable,” and argued a minimum floor of coverage might not sit well with some people. Emanuel shot back that the main thrust of the Obamacare law is to cover millions more people, saying the GOP “never had a coherent plan or
New York voters, in all their wisdom, are on the verge of electing a Left-wing extremist named Bill de Blasio. Recent polls by the firm Penn Schoen Berland show that de Blasio maintains a commanding lead, which he’s enjoyed for quite some time. What a shame. New York City is one of the most important economies in the United States, and it will certainly suffer under this man’s vague and childish populism.[Snip] Earlier this year, we learned that in his youth (described by the New York Times, of course, as “idealist”) de Blasio was an ardent supporter of the Sandinistas
On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee upset former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) in the 2010 Utah Republican primary convention in the Tea Party´s first major primary win over a Republican establishment politician. Hatch told the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio that "[i]t´s time now... for Lee and other tea party Republicans to be ´rehabilitated´ for refusing to pass a budget bill needed to keep the government operating
WASHINGTON — Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States’ closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don’t widen and threaten critical partnerships. The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record is seen in many quarters at home and abroad as reactive and lacking direction. In Europe and the Middle East, rifts that once would’ve been quietly smoothed
President Obama blasted GOP opponents of his healthcare law as hypocrites after Republicans expressed concerns about the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov. In his weekly address, Obama suggested that the GOP´s focus on the issue was in bad faith because Republicans have pushed for years to repeal, defund or dismantle ObamaCare. Republicans "spent the last few years so obsessed with denying … people access to health insurance that they just shut down the government and threatened default over it," Obama said. "It´s well past the time for folks to stop rooting for [the law´s] failure." Obama´s comments come after a tough
My wife, the syndicated San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra J. Saunders, has learned that at least 500,000 Californians may lose their health insurance next year — and that’s a conservative estimate. From her Token Conservative blog: According to this link as of December 2012, there were 491,977 covered lives in individual health care plans regulated by the state Department Insurance that are not grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act. (If they bought a plan after March 2010, their coverage is not grandfathered.) This is a 2012 number, but if the number of people with private coverage hasn’t changed much in the
By the time President Obama acknowledged on Monday that his signature health-care program had serious problems, it was clear that the political stakes had escalated for the White House. And so that evening, Obama gathered some of the top political advisers from his first term for a strategy session on a range of topics. The president himself spent little time on how to handle the political fallout, arguing that fixing the problems of HealthCare.gov, the Web site at the heart of the troubles, would take care of that challenge. Not everyone agreed that it was so simple. In a separate
President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John´s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House. It is a day for reflection, not politics. When a pool reporter asked if the Obamacare website can be fixed by the end of November, Obama responded: "C´mon guys. I´m going to church." During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor offered prayers "for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world." After church, in the afternoon, Obama took
Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy. The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his ´shambolic show´ but added she was ´kind of busy right now´. The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin´s supporters within two hours of it being posted, is part of an online spat between the pair after Morgan poked fun at her intellect. Earlier in the
McDonalds will end its 40-year, ketchup-based relationship with Heinz, the company announced on Friday, because Heinz´s new CEO, Bernardo Hees, is the former CEO of Burger King. He´s also still on Burger King´s board of directors. Now McDonalds is currently looking for a new ketchup maker to partner with once it phases Heinz out of its stores. Heinz supplies ketchup to both McDonalds (for now!) and Burger King, and to Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A. For McDonalds, at least, it seems that the new Burger King connection at Heinz was one step too far. McDonalds has taken a stand on ketchup. Except most
President Barack Obama--who oversees both the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security--said in a speech at the White House on Thursday that it does not make sense to have 11 million people in the United States “illegally.” The president said that the people "illegally" in the United States need to be given an “incentive” to stay here and become what he called “legalized citizens.” “It doesn’t make sense to have 11 million people who are in this country illegally without any incentive or any way for them to come out of the shadows, get right with the law,
Whether as the brave youth striding forward to face the giant Goliath, the wise older king composing the immortal Psalms, or the ancestor and model for the messiah, the legend of David has been recited and burnished for nearly three thousand years. Politically, ethnically, religiously—David is central to the story Jews and Christians tell about themselves. This is, after all, the king against which all other kings were measured, the ancestor of Jesus, the person described by God as “a man after my own heart.” Even in his failings—the affair with Bathsheba, most famously—David has become the prototype of repentance and