Archive for the ‘Media’ category

Liberal Hate Speech

March 6, 2007

There is a lot of “holier than Thou” talk from the left right now and it really bugs me.  Even one of the commenters in the “Ditch Coulter” post was spouting crap like that.  Like I wrote in that original post comments like Coulter’s are not exclusive to the conservatives…liberals have way more than their fair share of hateful comments, MUCH MUCH worse than what Coulter said.  The difference between liberals and conservatives is the conservatives have overwhelmingly denounced Coulter’s remarks…there has been silence from the left when their own people have made worse comments.  Here is a great post from Patterico that details several examples of the hate speech the left is ever so good at.

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Ditch Coulter!

March 4, 2007

 

I think Ann Coulter has finally done it.  She has pushed the envelope to a point where conservatives NEED to ditch her.  Conservatives have been given the rap of being racist, biggoted, homophobes, which is so unfair.  I bet admitted homophobe Tim Hardaway didn’t vote for a conservative…just a guess.

Racism, and homophobia knows no political party…it is on both sides of the aisle <cough> Sen. Sheets Byrd <cough>, but since liberals and their cohorts in the media have been successful in changing the conventional wisdom regarding conservatives it is our job to change it back.  Ann Coulter has become a liability to the conservatives.

I used to like Coulter.  I have one of her books.  She would say things that no one else would dare say, she stood up to her critics, and she destroyed them.  Is that what we want from a politician…no, but she is the one that does the dirty work the politicians can’t or won’t do.  She has went over the line and the Right can’t legitimicize her any longer.  It is guilt by association.  I heard Hannity say in his interview with Michelle Malkin, that he hasn’t heard the comments and can only say that each person needs to be responsible for what they say, not what someone else says.  That is true, but if you sit back and do nothing to correct or condemn the action it indicates you support the comments, or you are just too much of a wuss to take a stand.  Either way it isn’t an appealing characteristic.

Ann Coulter is going the way of Pat Buchannan, and she should be shunned like he was too. 

Two new Fox News shows

February 24, 2007

 

Here is a short post from Lost Remote about the new Fox News sketch comedy, The 1/2 Hour News Show, and a new show called It’s Out There. 

For many of us it isn’t earth shattering news that the internet and blogging are in the process of changing the political landscape in this country, but I would guess MOST people are in the dark on this topic.  It’s Out There is an example of how blogging is changing politics and the news media in general, because it is essentiall a half-hour show discussing stories found on blogs.  For me, the best part about the show is that it will be cohosted by one of my favorite Fox News contributors…Michelle Malkin!

This Variety link mentions just a bit more about the show and its first episode.

Conservapedia

February 24, 2007

 

I haven’t heard about this website until today, but I do find it interesting and thought it would be worth a mention on this blog, since we are committed to searching for and commenting on the truth in politics.

I like Wikipedia and I use it now and then to find a little information on various topics.  I particularly like the external links that appear at the bottom of most of the entries, because I learned the hard way that a lot of the information posted in each entry is false and/or biased.  For example I posted an entry on my other blog quite a while ago about Rotoshop, and I was slammed for having inaccurate information on it, which I received and linked from Wikipedia.  Oops.

I think conservapedia will be an interesting resource, and I think that by trying to push the biased and opinionated material to a different section of the site, it preserves the integrity of the content without slipping into censorship.  Based on the theory the webmasters lay out regarding the site, the site sounds great, but in practice it could be completely different.  Also, a lot of the entries lack information currently, but that is because the site is relatively new and with increased exposure more info will be posted. 

I really like the concept of the site.  Obviously this is only going to really appeal to those of us right of center, because liberals really like to shape history in their own media institutions, no matter how wrong they are.  It will be interesting to see if this site lives up to its claims and if it will be successful.  I guess we’ll have to use it and find out, but anything that gets the liberals riled up into full shriek mode can’t be half bad:)

Are scientists ever right?

February 22, 2007

 

Maybe “scientists” are stupid, or maybe the scientists often quoted about the perils of global warming are nothing more than puppets for the communists that fund them, either way history shows that the current global warming farce isn’t the first climate changing Armageddon them came up with.

I’m sure many of us have heard about the whole global cooling fear mongering “scientists” forced on us 30 years ago, but take a look at this article from a 1975 Newsweek piece that discusses it. It hits home a little harder when you actually read an article from a popular magazine, rather than just hearing someone say “remember when global cooling was all the rage”.

Presidential Straw Poll

February 21, 2007

I recently added a new widget that allows you to vote for the your favorite presidential candidate on my personal blog, because this site does not support html.  Click the link here and you will notice the widget in the right hand column.  You can vote for one Republican and one Democrat, and you can vote once weekly.  Check it out and voice your opinion!

Canadian Muslims say terrorism in Canada is OK

February 19, 2007

This is a very interesting article from the Calgary Sun which examines some of the numbers from a recent poll which weren’t reported.  The poll indicates that at a minimum 49,000 Canadian Muslims feel terrorism on their own soil would be OK.  The poll indicated 12% of Canada’s 700,000 Muslims feel this way, but the author of the article played it conservatively and took the low end of the polls margin of error (+/- 4.4%) which is 7.6% and rounded that down to a flat 7%. 

It is a shocking number to me, and I imagine it is hard for any rational human being to fathom anyone justifying terrorism.  I think it is important to note the vast majority of Muslims in Canada did not think terrorism was OK.  Additionally, it made me wonder what percentage of Americans…regardless of religious affiliation feel that a terrorist act, like beheading political leaders, and blowing up federal buildings, etc. would be OK.  Both left and right wing extremists would probably ok it to some degree, some already have taken action…Oklahoma City comes to mind, as does environmental terrorism.