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Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday November 6 -- Got news or an update?
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Barack Obama Gives "Shout-Out" Before He Comments on Shooting -- FOX News
Watch your president after the worst act of war on the largest army base in American history.
And Barack Hussein Obama gives a "Shout-Out" before he comments on the shooting.
Obama takes 2 min 24 sec in speech to get around to mentioning Ft. Hood...unbelievable
Huge Military Slaughter — But First A “Shout Out” by Hussein Obama to his Bud (NewsRealBlog.com)
Shortly after Major Malik Nadal Hasan and two other unnamed shooters allegedly opened fire at the largest U.S. military installation in the world, Ft. Hood in Texas, President Barack Obama held a press conference to address the issue.
Before getting around to the shooting that has already claimed a dozen lives and wounded at least 31 people, he began his remarks by saying:
“I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today.
I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.”
He was animated about the conference, plans and attendees.
When it came to the deaths and injuries at Ft. Hood, he might as well have been reading a grocery list for all the emotion he showed.
Once again, he has shown himself to be far more concerned with things that will divide rather than unite this country.
It was obvious by his demeanor and order of remarks that he cares little, if any, about our nation or its military.
Democrats' Plan to Help 'Uninsurables' Requires 6-Month Wait (FOXNEWS.com)
Welcome to England and socialism!
You're afraid your cancer is back, and a health insurance company just turned you down.
Under the health care bills in Congress, you could apply for coverage through a new high-risk pool that President Barack Obama promises would immediately start serving patients with pre-existing medical problems.
Wait a second. Read the fine print. You may have to be uninsured for six months to qualify.
"If you are a cancer patient and have cancer now, you can't wait six months to go into a plan because your condition can go from bad to death," said Stephen Finan, a policy expert with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He called the waiting period in the Senate bill "unacceptable."
Obama proposed the pool in his September health care speech to Congress. Intended to serve the most vulnerable as a temporary fail-safe, it would stay in place until 2013. That's when insurance companies would be banned from denying coverage because of medical problems.
Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote (The Weekly Standard)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.
Pelosi's Reform Bill Establishes Waiting List (The Bulletin)
H.R. 3962, the Democrats’ health insurance reform bill, to be voted on this week by Congress, contains a provision to establish waiting lists as a mechanism to control costs.
Such waiting lists have long been a characteristic – and a bane – of socialized medicine.
Indeed, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled them illegal in June 2005.
"Access to a waiting list is not access to health care," wrote Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin at the time.
Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats’ plan has in mind for Americans if their proposed bill becomes law.
Called the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D., Ca., unveiled it with great fanfare last week. The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Dingel, D., Mich., and is co-sponsored by Democratic representatives Charles Rangel, of New York, Henry Waxman, Fortney “Pete” Stark, Ca., and George Miller of California as well as representatives Frank Pallone and Robert Andrews of New Jersey. It is more than 1,900 pages long.
Obama-Pelosi to Health Insurers: Shut Up or We'll Shut You Down (The American Thinker)
President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and their Democratic followers in Congress have a rather draconian message for the private sector: Speak now, and we'll make you forever hold your peace.
Up until a few weeks ago, America's health insurers were sheepishly on board with the Obama-Pelosi health care reform plan.
Perhaps the industry feared that voicing any concern about the plan would unleash the ire of an increasingly rabid Democratic majority on Capitol Hill. As it turns out, the health insurers were right.
New AARP chief gave big to Obama (The Hill)
Incoming AARP CEO A. Barry Rand contributed $8,900 to President Obama's campaign committees, federal records show.
Rand, a retired senior executive at Xerox Corp., Avis Group and Equitant Inc. and the current chairman of Howard University's board of trustees, gave the maximum $4,600 to Obama's election campaign and an additional $4,300 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising entity of Obama and the Democratic National Committee.
Altogether, Rand has given $15,900 to Democratic campaign committees since 1995, according to searches of Federal Election Commission databases dating back to 1990 that are maintained by CQ Money Line and the Center for Responsive Politics. . .
AARP supports House bill on health care (AP)
WASHINGTON — The AARP has officially endorsed the House Democratic health care bill, a major boost for the legislation two days before a historic vote.
AARP Senior Policy Adviser John Rother said Thursday that the 40-million strong organization backs the House bill. He said the measure closes the coverage gap in Medicare prescription benefits, puts strict limits on what health insurers can charge older workers too young for Medicare and creates a voluntary, long-term care insurance program.
Prescriptions for disaster: The true costs of the health-care bills (NY Post)
Don't buy the claim that the Sen ate health-care bill is substantially more moderate than the House measure. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi's legislation is even more onerous than the package created by Sen. Max Baucus and now championed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the larger story is how similar the two Democratic bills are.
First, we need to get past the misleading accounting games. Each bill is routinely "scored" for its 10-year costs from 2010-19. Yet this includes several years when the spending wouldn't yet have kicked in.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, fully 99.9 percent of the Pelosi bill's costs would hit from 2013 onward. Similarly, 98.3 percent of Reid's spending would come after 2014.
House Republicans introduce 230-page health bill (vs. 1,900 pages)(NY Post)
WASHINGTON — After months spent criticizing Democrats' health overhaul plans, House Republicans have produced a draft proposal of their own. It's much shorter and focuses on bringing down costs rather than extending coverage to nearly all Americans.
A 230-page draft was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said changes were still being made before the bill would be finalized in time to offer as an alternative when Democrats begin floor debate on their bill, possibly at the end of this week.
Election Results So Bad Obama's Senior Adviser Went On Fox News
Just how bad for Obama were Tuesday's election results?
So bad White House senior adviser David Axelrod went on Fox News Wednesday to try and spin it?
In case you've forgotten, this is about two weeks after Axelrod told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "They're not really a news station."
TIME's ill fortune - SI, Fortune to take big hits (New York Post)
Fortune and Sports Illustrated will be the hardest hit magazines in the mass layoffs that just began at Time Inc.
About 40 people will be laid off from Fortune, with Managing Editor Andy Serwer looking to cut roughly 24 from the 80-strong edit staff, insiders said.
Although he didn't reveal numbers, in an e-mail to staffers yesterday Serwer asked for volunteers by Nov. 18. Fortune had already said that starting next year it will go from 25 issues to 18. SI will be making similar reductions, a source said.
Time Inc. is expected to eventually cut just over 500 jobs. As its parent company, Time Warner, reported that AOL and the magazine unit were the biggest drags on third-quarter results, Time Inc. got the ball rolling on cuts, letting go at least 50 staffers in New York.
Sports Illustrated axed about 15 to 20 people from the business and marketing side on Tuesday night, and Group Editor Terry McDonell is expected to ask for volunteers as well.
Yesterday, Time magazine Managing Editor Rick Stengel told staffers he is looking for about 12 editorial volunteers to step forward or he will be forced to make cuts.
The company also folded Fortune Small Business, a spinoff that had landed in Time Inc.'s custom publishing group and had only one full-timer.
Even People, Time Inc.'s most profitable magazine, is looking to slice at least eight on the edit side.
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said he expects to take a $100 million charge for the restructuring costs in the magazine division.
Time Warner: More Layoffs, 'Fortune Small Business' Shuttered (MediaPost)
Close on the heels of the announcement of a new round of layoffs, Time Inc. is also closing Fortune Small Business. A spinoff of Fortune magazine, FSB was published by Time Inc.'s Content Solutions custom-publishing division on behalf of American Express.
The magazine will cease publication after its December issue. The news was first reported by Fishbowl NY.
Although FSB's circulation remained stable -- it was sent for free to 1 million Amex cardholders -- it took big hits in ad pages in the last couple of years. According to the Publishers Information Bureau, the mag's ad pages fell 14% from 316 in the first three quarters of 2008, to 271 during the same period in 2009.
The news of the closing comes just days after Vivek Shah, the president of Time Inc.'s Fortune/Money Group, is leaving the company to pursue a new digital venture. Shah headed up the company's successful CNNMoney.com operation before taking over the Fortune/ Money Group in summer 2007.
One of his first moves upon assuming overall control in 2007 was shuttering Business 2.0, another Time Inc. business title that fell on hard times.
Time Inc. also recently announced plans to cut 400-500 positions, including 280 by the end of January 2010, according to a separate report in The New York Times.
Murdoch admits delay in introducing newspaper website charges (Gaurdian.UK)
Rupert Murdoch is finding it harder than expected to introduce charges for readers browsing his newspaper websites and may miss a target of next June for the introduction of so-called "pay walls".
Murdoch admitted last night that the schedule was slipping for the start of online charging at papers including the Sun, the Times, the New York Post and the Australian.
The initiative, which has divided the media industry, is an attempt to recalibrate the business model for struggling print media.
Three months ago, Murdoch announced that he intended to introduce website charges by the end of News Corporation's financial year, which runs to June next year.
Certain rivals, including the New York Times, are planning similar moves But others, including the Guardian, intend to remain free and pose a potential competitive threat.
When asked about his self-imposed deadline yesterday, Murdoch said: "I wouldn't promise that we're going to meet that date."
He declined to comment on the reasons for any delay except to say that he was talking to rival publishers including the Telegraph group in Britain. "It's a work in progress and there's a huge amount of work going on," Murdoch said
So much Obama damage control, that David Axelrod even talks to Fox News (LA Times)
Here's how desperate Obama administration spokesmen were Wednesday to fill the info void they'd created by hiding away during the previous night's bad news election returns:
David Axelrod, an ex-newspaper reporter but one of the lead Obama attackers against the Fox News Channel in recent weeks, actually granted an interview to the Fox News Channel. To Major Garrett.
Obama aides knew full well in advance that election night was not going to go well for them and the commentators would connect the dots back to Obama and VP Joe Biden because, well, that pair has been so actively campaigning and money-raising all over.
It was an awful night for Democrats, losing two governorships plus some mayors' offices. The young people returned to form, which is to say, failed to show despite a gazillion e-mail urgings, and unhappy independents went to the Republican side, listing the economy as Job #1.
And, OMG, what does this bode for the 2010 midterm elections, now only 362 days away?
And for the crucial congressional healthcare vote, which seems to be postponed another week every other day?
So, today out trotted Axelrod and press secretary Robert Gibbs to say the same things over and over as damage control:
How could the election be about the president when he was not on any ballot?
Fla. gov changes tune on supporting Obama stimulus (once called stimulus "fantastic" "remarkable")
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a heated race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, Gov. Charlie Crist keeps moving away from his support of President Barack Obama's stimulus package that the governor called "fantastic" and "remarkable" when lobbying for its passage.
Faced with an increasingly difficult primary challenge from former House Speaker Marco Rubio of West Miami, the governor now claims he didn't endorse the $787 billion economic stimulus that included a generous contribution for Florida.
"It seems to be the president's answer to almost every challenge that's facing our country is to spend more money," Crist said Thursday.
He commented in response to a question while on his way back to his office ... .
But on a national cable news show Wednesday night, Crist said he saw the stimulus more as Florida taxpayers' dollars coming back to the state and that he didn't endorse the Obama plan.
Michael Barone: Tuesday's Biggest Loser: The Union Agenda (WSJ)
If you were watching television on Tuesday night as the election returns came in showing Republicans capturing the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, you probably missed seeing the biggest losers of the evening.
You may have caught the concession speech of Creigh Deeds, who ran 12%behind Barack Obama's winning percentage of the vote in Virginia, and that of Jon Corzine who, after spending over $100 million of his own money on three campaigns, ran 13% behind Obama's winning percentage in New Jersey and got evicted from Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton.
But you missed seeing the guy who may have been the biggest loser of all—a man who according to recently released White House logs has been a guest in the White House 22 times since Barack Obama became president, more than any other single individual.
In Virginia, 14 Out of 26 Candidates Endorsed by WaPo Lose
How much is a Washington Post endorsement worth? Not a lot, apparently. The Post endorsed 26 candidates in Virginia’s November 4elections. Only 12 of them won.
The liberal newspaper’s picks for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, all Democrats, lost, averaging only 42.4 percent of the vote. Almost 239,000 Virginians voted against the wishes of this establishment news outlet.
The Post lobbied heavily for their gubernatorial candidate, Creigh Deeds (who received only 41.2 percent of the vote), offering a seemingly endless number of stories about Republican Bob McDonnell and a thesis he wrote in 1989. (McDonnell garnered 58.6 percent of the vote.)
As for the Virginia House of Democrats, the paper endorsed in 23races and only 12 won. Adding up all the numbers, the Post's candidates combined for 229,596 votes, compared to 238,854 against, for a 51 to 49 percent defeat.
NYT: GOP Is Ripping Itself Apart & Off-Year Elections Don't Matter (Unless Dems Win) (No Bias Here)
The G.O.P. had two big victories yesterday in off-year elections, winning the race for governor in New Jersey and Virginia for the first time since 1997.
The New York Times's coverage was dominated by three themes used to explain away the success of
The Republicans won by appearing moderate.
The congressional race in upstate New York revealed deep divisions within the G.O.P.
These off-year elections don't mean much anyway (except when Democrats win).
Dems break rules to pass Cap and Tax out of committee (Fox News)
Barbara Boxer has forced Crap and Tirade out of committee despite rule that at least two Republicans had to be present.
No Repubs were there but she passed it anyway.
Change you can believe in!
Baghdad Bob Gibbs: Obama Never Watched Election Results When He Was Running (JamieWearingFool)
I noted this in an earlier post but it's worth expanding on it.
The media is running today with the story that Barack Obama was watching alternate programming last night, be it basketball or a schlockumentary about himself.
But it's curious to note the spin from Baghdad Bob Gibbs.
"He never watched them when he was running," spokesman Robert Gibbs said, offering the White House analysis on last night's races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.
Oh, really, Bob? Let's look back to one year ago today. Hmm. From a Flickr set of photos taken on Election night last year, Here's Obama watching election results, or what probably was McCain's concession speech.
Now here's the family watching what we assume was a television, which we suspect was showing election results.
The White House apparently believes people are too stupid to check this stuff. Sure, their sycophants and media lackeys won't, but some of us will.
As White House-approved Huffington Post notes:
The Obama campaign has posted photos on Flickr of the Obama campaign and family on election night, watching the results backstage and celebrating. Sasha, Malia, Michelle, Jill and Joe Biden, Plouffe, Gibbs and Axelrod all make an appearance.
I guess Gibbs has a short memory.
CBS Claims Dogs Are Killing The Planet (Newsbusters)
You thought your car was bad for the planet? Heck with that! Your dog is WORSE! MUCH worse!
So claimed CBSNews.com Monday in a piece  hysterically titled, "Just Blame the Dog for Environment's Ills":
So apparently Rover whizzing on the carpet isn't the worst thing he does. Not by a long shot. He's also killing the planet.
Maybe that's a little harsh. But, at the very least, he's not helping matters.
That's according to a study titled Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living, which finds that dogs have a greater eco-footprint than gas-guzzling SUVs.
Gay Marriage is 0-for-31 (Patterico)
The voters of 30 states have refused to legalize gay marriage, and those states that do recognize it have done so by judicial or legislative fiat. Maine makes it 31:
“The stars seemed aligned for supporters of gay marriage. They had Maine’s governor, legislative leaders and major newspapers on their side, plus a huge edge in campaign funding. So losing a landmark referendum was a devastating blow, for activists in Maine and nationwide.
In an election that had been billed for weeks as too close to call, Maine’s often unpredictable voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed.
Gay marriage has now lost in all 31states in which it has been put to a popular vote — a trend that the gay-rights movement had believed it could end in Maine.
“Today’s heartbreaking defeat unfortunately shows that lies and fear can still win at the ballot box,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.”
Gay leaders blame Obama, who will no doubt blame Bush.
No Shame in Cambridge: Spitzer to Lecture on Ethics at Harvard (National Review)
HARVARD UNIVERSITY EDMOND J. SAFRA FOUNDATION CENTER FOR ETHICS
Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General of New York, will deliver a public lecture as part of the 2009/10 Labs Lectures on the Question of Institutional Corruption.
Thursday, November 12 at 4:30pm Emerson Hall, Room 105 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge This is a ticketed event.
Canned (Hot Button Column) (Keith Overbite couldn’t handle it)
While Fox News and CNN carried live coverage throughout Election Night, MSNBC took a break to show repeat programming, which included World Series highlights, in their 10 p.m. hour and some conservatives say it's because host Keith Olbermann was unable to stomach the GOP gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey.
During a normal evening the 8 p.m. "Countdown" re-plays in the 10p.m. hour, but MSNBC ran promotions during the day Tuesday that promised "special, live editions of 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' at 10." And while Mr. Olbermann took a break, his fellow anchors Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews each pulled late-night, full-hour, live shifts that Election Night.
Jeff Poor, a writer for the right-leaning Media Research Center's blog Newsbusters.org, said, "I think he was just in denial, not wanting to talk about it.
HERE'S HOW DESPERATE THEY WERE Obama went to New Jersey three times---Biden was there twice.
The NY Times reported:
(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was being screened by Obama's WH team.
(b) Corzine's aides gave the WH daily briefings.
(c) Obama’s pollsters took over for Corzine’s polling team, and,
(d) White House operatives were on the ground for everything from internal strategy sessions to secret, obscure pep rallies with Latinoes, (still toweling off after swimming the Rio Grande).
Corzine had a "Peruvian PAC" endorsing him. Latino invaders from Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Spain are currently "registered" to vote in NJ (or being trucked in election day) under several names.......all voting for Corzine under several identities.
Ohaha’s Chicago buddies are experts in mfg the votes needed to win. Stashing piles of votes that “suddenly appear” in used pizza boxes.......... and scribbling Taco Bell wrappers w/ “Vota Corzine.”
THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR Ohaha hid $17.5B federal stimulus in Jersey. According to an investigative news report, the billions have simply disappeared.....never to be seen....never used for the muni projects the WH heralded.
We can safely conclude Ohaha hid $17.5B stimulus in Jersey to aid Jonny’s reelection. $17.5 B is a lot of walking-around "street money." Was supposed to buy Jon Boy all the hyphenated voting blocs he needed to get back in. Oh well, back to Plan B.
Obama and Biden visited Corzine a total of five times (SURPRISE: Ohaha put Biden in charge of the stimulus dispersal).
OF NOTE Let’s not forget Corzine was sucking up to 2008 candidate Hillary ---and even offered to fund primary do-overs for her (that she lost when states broke DNC rules).
But when push came to shove, faster than you can say “I’m a loser with Hillary,” at the DNC convention, Corzine gave all of NJ’s primary votes to Obama (even though Hillary won the NJ primary).
Senate blocks census US-citizenship question (Yahoo)
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP attempt to require next year's census forms to ask people whether they are a U.S. citizen.
The proposal by Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter was aimed at excluding immigrants from the population totals that are used to figure the number of congressional representatives for each state.
Critics said Vitter's plan would discourage immigrants from responding to the census and would be hugely expensive. They also said that it's long been settled law that the apportionment of congressional seats is determined by the number of people living in each state
American Association Of Retired Democratic People?
Who is Nancy LeaMond? That's what I wanted to know after watching AARP's Exec. VP defend her organization's endorsement of ObamaCare to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe today.
Click, Wikipedia, click: whaddayaknow?
Turns out that before coming to AARP, LeaMond was a senior Clinton administration appointee and a top Dem congressional staffer. Surprise, surprise!
Here's the Wiki passage: She began her career as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar. On March 18, 1993 she was nominated by President Clinton to serve as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Congressional Affairs. She served as Chief of Staff to [Clinton admin] U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
In the course of her appearance, LeaMond characterized cuts to Medicare under the AARP-endorsed plan, estimated at half-a-trillion dollars over 10 years, as mere "scalpel" wielding. Observed Scarborough sardonically: "that's a pretty big scalpel."
(AP) – Oct 24, 2009
PATERSON, N.J. — Police in northern New Jersey nabbed three alleged burglars who fled an apartment with just $2 in change and left behind the keys to their getaway car.
Authorities say the gun-toting men entered an apartment in Paterson early Friday, expecting to find loads of money.
Realizing they targeted the wrong residence after they woke up a man who then fought with them, the men fled with just a 3-foot, beer bottle-shaped piggy bank containing the coins.
Police soon arrived. After finding the keys in a bedroom, they used the car alarm to locate a deserted vehicle in a nearby parking lot. Its registration led them to the alleged robbers, who were sitting in a taxi outside one suspect's home.
The three men face robbery, burglary and weapons charges.
LOS ANGELES—Sources reported Monday that "Smooth," the 1999 collaborative effort of guitarist Carlos Santana and singer-songwriter Rob Thomas, has somehow persevered against all odds and continued to receive regular radio airplay this week. "While the projections of most experts suggested 'Smooth' would fade from the national consciousness within its first year, the song has actually proved surprisingly resilient over time," noted musicologist Sidney Brown said of the No. 1 single's inexplicable staying power. "Though it seems not to have any musical or cultural relevance whatsoever, many people, myself included, find themselves humming the track's guitar lick at least once every other week." At press time, the triple-platinum, Latin-tinged rock record was heard emanating from an estimated 780,022 open car windows and 2,300 department store sound systems.
AARP may represent 40 million people, but 30 million of them are cancelling their memberships after this betrayal. Throwing in with Obama on health care is the dumbest move the organization has ever made.
The AARP organization committed suicide yesterday.
Kevin, please post this video of Obama giving a "shout out", it needs to be seen by everyone.
Truth Hurts001 here is the video: Obama's odd shout out before remarks about the Fort Hood shooting. I don't think I'll post the full video on the blog, at least not now, thanks.
Of course our Community Organizer in Chief screwed up his "shout-out" because he ignored his teleprompter:
"Ah, the dangers of giving shout outs without a teleprompter. Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient. As noted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Crow's name is not included on the Society's Medal of Honor recipient list. He was, however, awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in August.
Obama, often described as "cerebral" by the mainstream media, should know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, especially since he personally awarded the latter to Crow. Don't expect his blunder to receive wide coverage. It's not something he can blame George Bush for."
The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has cut 23 spots:
The Democrats' and media’s socialist propaganda thrust toward children is much worse than we thought. Thank goodness Obama went too far with his school “Who loves ya baby” fiasco, and woke parents up to his sleaze. PBS needs to do more than apologize, they are using taxpayers dollars to brainwash young children. Shameless!
BTY: Big Hollywood broke the story but, “The New York Times picked up on the story and refer to Big Hollywood as “one conservative blogger critical of the episode, too.”
PBS Ombudsman: ‘Sesame Street’ Fox News Slam Crossed Line
by John Nolte
Earlier this week, Big Hollywood’s Stage Right broke the story of a ”Sesame Street” episode which referred to Fox News as “Pox News” and “trashy.” In response to the episode, PBS also received a number of complaint letters from viewers which prompted a reply from PBS Ombudsmen Michael Getler:
I don’t know what was in the head of the producers, but my guess is that this was one of those parodies that was too good to resist. But it should have been resisted. Broadcasters can tell parents whatever they think of Fox or any other network, but you shouldn’t do it through the kids.
Look at the title of this Tacoma News Tribune ad for a business editor. The ad itself needs an editor.
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