Tag: New York Times

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In the actual list of questions from the New York Times to the Democrat candidates for president* was this one: Does anyone deserve a billion dollars? If no one “deserves” a billion dollars, it means we’ll have take and redistribute the money that people have in excess of that, of course.  Let’s assume that there […]

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20 Questions From The New York Times

 
  1. In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?

To quote Madison, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Including the president. “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” In an ‘ideal’ world, guns would be irrelevant, since no one would misuse them. Unfortunately, this is not an ‘ideal’ world and never will be. The philosophy that you can make the world ‘ideal’ has killed more people than guns ever will.

  1. Would your focus be improving the Affordable Care Act or replacing it with single payer?

Why is there no third, fourth or fifth option? Is healthcare so simple that there is only two ways of dealing with it?

NYT Confirms: Obama Spied on Trump

 

Yesterday the New York Times confirmed what many of us who don’t rely on the New York Times for news have known for a long time: The Obama Administration spied on the Trump presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON — The conversation at a London bar in September 2016 took a strange turn when the woman sitting across from George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, asked a direct question: Was the Trump campaign working with Russia?
The woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues. But she was actually a government investigator posing as a research assistant, according to people familiar with the operation. The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.

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The Left is cascading into the worst abuses of anti-Semitism (H/T Legal Insurrection). I won’t hold my breath about the Dims 3,000 presidential candidates condemning this. They’ve proceeded from BDS to supporting rapidly anti Semitic congresscritters to this: Preview Open

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

 

This screenshot is from The New York Times website on April 25, 2019. It was nestled among other stories. So, how do you think this lede got by the brain of the person who posted it alongside this photograph? Really?

You are looking at the school principal. Look at her. Now read the last sentence of the summary, intended to induce you to click and read more. “The dress code has been criticized as racist and elitist.” Roll that around your tongue. Swish to get all the flavor notes.

Consider the description of the clothing banned. Does it really describe poor white garb, rather than poor black or Latino? Think for just a moment.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America walk through three major media embarrassments in recent days.  They react as CNN’s Brian Stelter suggests everyone but the mainstream media is responsible for lavish coverage of the alleged assault of actor Jussie Smollett, which now appears to have been fabricated.  They also shake their heads as the reporters covering Kamala Harris ooh and ah over the clothes she tries on at a campaign stop in South Carolina.  And they push back hard as the New York Times suggests Republicans are “painting” Democrats as socialists, baby-killers, and anti-Semitic in advance of the 2020 campaign.

Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Senate for confirming Brett Kavanaugh and, more importantly, for standing up for defending some of the most fundamental principles of the American system of government.  They also sigh as former Attorney General Eric Holder says the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is now in question and only upcoming rulings can answer the question, and Justice Elena Kagan questions whether the high court is legitimate now that there’s no obvious swing justice like Anthony Kennedy or Sandra Day O’Connor.  Alexandra sounds off on a New York Times op-ed calling white women gender traitors who benefit from keeping the patriarchy in place.  And they roll their eyes as Columbus, Ohio, stops observing Columbus Day.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the allegation emerging now against Brett Kavanaugh but dating back to the 1980’s, and while the allegation is disturbing, they agree a lot more specifics need to come out before it can be taken credibly.  They also applaud Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for blasting the rank partisanship that has become  a hallmark of Supreme Court confirmation debates.  And they slam the New York Times for clearly implying that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley ordered $52,000 curtains for her ambassadorial residence in New York City, when the same article makes it clear the spending decision was made in the Obama administration.

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I am part of the resistance to the Roosevelt administration. Many think that his reckless actions led to the war and that his strategy is unsound. He moved the Pacific fleet from San Diego to Hawaii over the protests of its commander Adm. Richardson who thought that the fleet was too vulnerable there. The disaster […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome another good jobs report and President Trump’s desire to avoid a government shutdown right before the midterm elections.  They also wonder why very few people are discussing Russia threatening to use force near U.S. troops in Syria and accusing us of protecting militias hostile to the Assad regime.  And as dozens of top Trump administration officials deny writing the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, they discuss the immense damage the Times will do to its own reputation if the author turns our to be a figure few people have heard of.

Open Letter to Anonymous

 

An Open Letter to Anonymous, the Author of, “I Am Part of the Resistance inside the Trump Administration.” printed in the New York Times:

Mr. or Ms. Anonymous,

I just finished reading your opinion piece in the New York Times. I first take issue with the title. You are part of a resistance – where? Inside the Executive Branch, Congress, all over? You are not specific, but let me be specific. The people went to the polls in November 2016 and did not elect you President.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of Missouri Rep. Billy Long drowning out a protester during a House committee hearing by drawing upon his old auctioneering skills.  They also scratch their heads as an anonymous administration official writes an op-ed in the New York Times to explain how the Trump White House is in chaos and that many people are secretly thwarting Trump’s worst instincts, but they wonder why anyone would go public about secretly undermining the president.  And they roll their eyes as Cory Booker invites punishment for releasing confidential materials connected to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings – and that was before we found out the documents were not actually confidential.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America celebrate a positive July economic report, as unemployment drops to 3.9 percent and the economy adds 157,000 jobs. They also criticize The New York Times for hiring reporter Sarah Jeong, who made racist comments about white people. And they break down reporter Bill Scher’s unappealing offer for Never-Trump Republicans to join the Democratic Party, as long as they accept that their policies will not win.

Dennis Prager on the Self-Righteously Suicidal West and False Morality

 

For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had nationally syndicated radio host, columnist, author of numerous books, teacher, film producer and co-founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager, on the podcast to discuss among other things:

  • How Dennis Prager ended up a conservative as an Ivy League-educated Jewish intellectual from Brooklyn, New York — contrary to so many of his peers
  • How perceptions of human nature divide Left and Right
  • Whether government has filled the void of religion for the increasingly secular and progressive American coasts
  • How the good intentions that underlie Leftist policy prescriptions lead to horrendous outcomes — and emotion versus reason on the Left and Right
  • The false morality underlying European immigration policy with respect to the Muslim world, and Prager’s criticism of Jewish support of mass immigration consisting disproportionately of Jew-haters
  • The self-righteous suicidalism of the West
  • The Leftist bias of social media platforms and PragerU’s legal battle with YouTube/Google

You can find the episode on iTunes, everywhere else podcasts are found, download the episode directly here or read the transcript here.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an Ohio law that cuts inactive voters from the rolls if they haven’t voted in the past six years or asked the state to keep them on.  They also blast a self-described intersectional, Muslim feminist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Keith Ellison’s Minnesota congressional seat, over her ugly tweet about Israel.  And they unload on the New York Times for their sudden embrace of Mitt Romney.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see reports that North Korea is prepared to release three U.S. prisoners, but they’re still cautious about why Kim Jong-Un is suddenly so eager to find common ground.  They also shake their heads as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani reveals that President Trump did reimburse Michael Cohen for his $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, although he claims Trump didn’t know what the reimbursement was for.  And they react to the New York Times story alleging the Washington Redskins took passports away from cheerleaders on a trip to Costa Rica, allowed male sponsors and suite holders to watch the cheerleaders in various states of undress on the photo shoot, and assigned some of them to serve as escorts for the sponsors.

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/fashion/weddings/homeless-wedding-in-seattle-under-interstate-overpass.html Here are truths which are self-evident neither to the NYT nor this article’s commentariat: homelessness is dangerous, squalid, cruel and degrading. It is not romantic. It is not a valid “lifestyle choice.” Allowing women and children to live this way is today’s socially acceptable domestic  and child abuse. Preview Open

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