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A Little Learning

The left-wing contribution to the shouting match.
May 13, 2013

There is a genre of books about politics written by ideologues on both sides of the divide. Their aim is to inform their fellow partisans about the misinformation, misdeeds, and malign intentions of the people on the other side, offering talking points to rally the troops for the next confrontation. The authors are often prominent media figures—Glenn Beck, for example.

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Paul the Intolerant

Thinks "those who disagree with him are sociopaths."
8:31 AM, May 05, 2013

As Clive Crook notes on Bloomberg, that while Paul Krugman does not suffer fools gladly, he does not necessarily believe that everyone “who disagrees with him [is] either a fool or a knave ... Many of those who disagree with him are sociopaths.”

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Reuters Accidentally Publishes George Soros's Obituary

5:32 PM, Apr 18, 2013

Reuters appears to have prematurely published George Soros's obituary:

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Campaign Group Capitalizes On Basketball Player Ware's Injury

11:52 AM, Apr 02, 2013

College basketball player Kevin Ware's compound fracture in Sunday's Elite Eight game has gained widespread media attention. And now a Kentucky group is trying to capitalize off the Louisville player's injury. 

On its website, boldprogressive.org, the group Progressive Change Campaign Committee has posted this:

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MSNBC Host: Obama Speech About Moving Country Toward Liberalism

2:21 PM, Jan 21, 2013

MSNBC host Chuck Todd says President Obama's Second Inaugural Address is about moving the country toward liberalism:

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Krugman Passes on Treasury Secretary Job; Wasn't Offered It Anyway

9:16 AM, Jan 07, 2013

In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary. Which is clarifying, even though he was never offered the job anyway.

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Ross Is Right on Demography

7:15 AM, Dec 06, 2012

Ross Douthat has gotten himself in trouble for writing about demographics and the latest Pew report on the decline of America’s birth rate. Douthat has the temerity to suggest that having babies is important for public welfare, that Americans aren’t having enough of them, and that the root cause of our birth dearth is a deep cultural transformation:

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Valerie Jarrett Heckled by 'Climate Activist' at Speech to Grassroots Organizers

11:56 AM, Dec 01, 2012

A top adviser to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, was heckled at a speech yesterday to grassroots organizers by a "climate activist."

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MSNBC President: 'This Channel Has Never Been the Voice of Obama. Ever.'

1:44 PM, Nov 21, 2012

In an interview with the Huffington Post, MSNBC president Phil Griffin tries to push back against the notion that his channel has become a mouth-piece for President Barack Obama.

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Cornel West Blasts Obama

"A Rockefeller Republican in blackface."
2:13 PM, Nov 12, 2012

Academic and activist Cornel West blasts Barack Obama, just days after the first black president's reelection.

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A Lesson Learned

5:20 PM, Nov 07, 2012

The Republican party’s brutal defeat in yesterday’s presidential and Senate races offers at least one clear, abiding lesson: Republicans can’t win without making their case.

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Mitt Romney, as Viewed by the New York Times

4:00 PM, Oct 20, 2012

One can’t help being in awe of the New York Times. The ingenuity it displays in running down Mitt Romney, if applied to a more useful project, would be a national treasure.

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Decline and Fall

8:45 PM, Oct 17, 2012

When The Decline and Fall of the American Republic is written centuries hence, the date October 17, 2012, will occupy a prominent place in the narrative. On this day, a playoff game between the Yankees and the Tigers in Detroit was called not because of rain, but because of ... the threat of rain. Just as today's "liberalism has become hardly more than a trembling in the presence of illiberalism," so, in Obama's America, Major League Baseball cancels games not because of rain but because of trembling in the presence of the threat of rain.

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Another Hatchet Job from the New York Times

8:15 AM, Oct 11, 2012

Never underestimate the ingenuity of the New York Times when it comes to creating – not finding, creating – misfeasance by Mitt Romney. In a front-page, above-the-fold story on Wednesday, under the headline, “Romney’s Trade Message and Bain’s China Ties,” Sharon LaFraniere and Mike McIntire ran into a problem.

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Barack Obama: Liberal

The Pew poll highlights an opportunity for the Romney campaign.
11:28 PM, Oct 08, 2012

The Pew poll on the presidential race released Monday has many interesting findings that will be scrutinized, challenged and assessed with less than one month left in the campaign. The survey, taken after last Wednesday’s debate (good for Romney) and mostly after Friday’s jobs report (good for Obama) shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 49 to 45 among likely voters. Last month, Obama led Romney by eight points among likely voters in the same poll.

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Halperin: Media Not Scrutinizing Obama's Record, Asking Critical Questions

7:44 AM, Oct 01, 2012

Mark Halperin, this morning on Morning Joe, said the media is neither scrutinizing President Obama's questions nor asking critical questions:

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CBS Doesn't Air Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads

9:39 PM, Sep 23, 2012

Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even "go overboard."

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Morning Jay: How the Media Misrepresents the Race

5:00 AM, Sep 17, 2012

The gap between the way the media characterizes the presidential race and what is actually happening is growing larger by the day. In particular, we see a systematic emphasis on news items that favor the president and a discounting of evidence that disfavor him.

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Politico Editor: ‘Mainstream Media Tends to Be Quite Smitten with the Obamas’

6:42 AM, Sep 05, 2012

Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei last night admitted that the "Mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas."

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NYTimes: Romney's Muffin Top Eating Habit Turns Away Asian Immigrants

1:27 PM, Sep 03, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "eats only the tops of muffins," a New York Times op-ed notes. The piece, by Professor Marie Myung-Ok Lee, claims the Romney campaign is telling this anecdote to show Romney as "an everyday Joe." 

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New Yorker Mischaracterizes Empower America

3:45 PM, Aug 24, 2012

There’s a bizarre moment in John Cassidy’s short New Yorker item on Paul Ryan. It’s not when Cassidy likens Ryan to Michele Bachmann or even when he claims that, by choosing Ryan, Romney “has thrown in his lot with the most ideological wing of his party.”

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MoveOn Smears Romney's Abortion Views: 'Send[ing] Women Back to the Back Alley'

11:45 AM, Aug 24, 2012

A new ad from the liberal smear group MoveOn distorts Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views on abortion. 

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Romney Supporter Spat On by Protester in Wisconsin

3:50 PM, Aug 17, 2012

Here's video of a supporter of Mitt Romney being spat on by a protester in Appleton, Wisconsin:

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Obama Super PAC Founder Parties with 'Reporters from Nearly Every Outlet in Town'

1:06 PM, Aug 09, 2012

Bill Burton, a founder of President Obama's super PAC and former White House official, partied last night with "Reporters from nearly every outlet in town," the Washington Examiner reports.

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Go Gorka!

11:14 AM, Jul 31, 2012

Listen to the audio of the media horde screaming questions at Mitt Romney just after he had finished paying his respects at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and tell me you don't sympathize with the pithy comment by his aide, Rick Gorka.

Here's the exchange:

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HuffPo: 'The Obama Campaign Is Unworthy of a Democratic President'

10:45 AM, Jul 21, 2012

Is the left turning against the reelection campaign of Democratic President Barack Obama? That's the impression one gets from a recent article in the left-leaning Huffington Post

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Politico Still Promoting Ex-Reporter

12:28 PM, Jul 05, 2012

Politico is still promoting ex-reporter Joe Williams, who is no longer working at the publication after saying that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is uncomfortable around people who are not white.

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Walker Would Have Easily Survived 100% Voter Turnout Milwaukee & Dane Counties

10:06 AM, Jun 06, 2012

Here's an indication of just how impressive and broad-based Scott Walker's 7-point win was last night: If the Democratic strongholds of Dane County and Milwaukee County had 100 percent turnout of registered voters, and every other county remained the same, Walker still would have won the state by more than 100,000 votes.

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Clinton: 'Remember Me? I'm the Only Guy that Gave You Four Surplus Budgets'

8:41 AM, Jun 05, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton had plenty of praise for President Barack Obama, as the two traversed New York City last night hauling in campaign cash. “I don't think it's important to reelect the president; I think it is essential to reelect the president—if we want this country to have the kind of future that our children and grandchildren deserve,” Clinton told group of Obama donors at the legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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Liberal Jews Turn on Obama

11:00 PM, May 31, 2012

Have pro-Israel liberals—at least some of the intelligent ones—finally had enough of President Obama's incompetence and dithering with respect to Israel and the Middle East?

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