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May 27 2015

NYT Scrapes the Bottom to Argue ‘Democrats Pulled Too Far Left’

“Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left?” asks a New York Times op-ed (5/27/15). Because this question is always answered affirmatively by corporate media, you don’t even have to note that the author, Peter Wehner, “served in the last three Republican administrations” to know that the answer is going to be yes. Despite the predictable thesis, however, the column still manages to surprise with its degree of intellectual dishonesty. Wehner’s thesis is that Barack Obama has “moved to the left” compared to “centrist New Democrat” Bill Clinton. But whenever Wehner makes a claim that can be checked–that isn’t simply empty rhetoric, […]

May 27 2015

Move Over–Over and Over

It’s an article of faith in the elite ranks of journalism: Political virtue and electoral success reside in the ideological center. Though it’s not overwhelmingly popular with the American public, centrism is the dominant message of national political pundits and journalists—at least for Democrats. While few commentators would disagree with the conventional wisdom that Republican success depends on the care and feeding of the GOP’s conservative base—GOP leaders would laugh at them if they did—pundits who make the same argument for the Democrats are virtually non-existent in national media. Instead, many of the most prominent political journalists in the country […]

May 27 2015

DonkeyLeft

The New York Times illustrated Peter Wehner's piece with a stretched-out donkey. A load of bull would have been more appropriate. (graphic: Matt Chase)

The New York Times illustrated Peter Wehner’s piece with a stretched-out donkey. A load of bull would have been more appropriate. (graphic: Matt Chase)

May 27 2015

A Bill AP Calls a ‘Compromise’ Could Put AP’s Sources Away for 10 Years

Richard Burr

“Current and former US officials” spoke without authorization to AP about the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215–thereby committing the very crime that this “compromise” bill would punish with a 10-year prison sentence.

May 27 2015

A Bill AP Calls a ‘Compromise’ Could Put AP’s Sources Away for 10 Years

“Current and former US officials” spoke without authorization to AP about the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215–thereby committing the very crime that this “compromise” bill would punish with a 10-year prison sentence.

May 27 2015

A Bill AP Calls a ‘Compromise’ Could Put AP’s Sources Away for 10 Years

“Current and former US officials” spoke without authorization to AP about the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215–thereby committing the very crime that this “compromise” bill would punish with a 10-year prison sentence.

May 27 2015

A Bill AP Calls a ‘Compromise’ Could Put AP’s Sources Away for 10 Years

“Current and former US officials” spoke without authorization to AP about the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215–thereby committing the very crime that this “compromise” bill would punish with a 10-year prison sentence.

May 27 2015

A Bill AP Calls a ‘Compromise’ Could Put AP’s Sources Away for 10 Years

“Current and former US officials” spoke without authorization to AP about the PATRIOT Act’s Section 215–thereby committing the very crime that this “compromise” bill would punish with a 10-year prison sentence.