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“The Mob Rules”: Libs call for Firing of Opinion Writer, over his Opinion

With apologies to Black Sabbath:

Mob Rules - The Left

The last time we checked in on our Leftist Mob, they were calling for the head of Mozilla’s CEO, and we all recall how THAT turned out, don’t we?

Well, they’re back, and just as outrageously outraged as ever. This time, the Perpetually Perturbed Provocateurs got their knickers knotted over (what else?) someone’s opinion which dared run counter to the latest Leftist Dogma.

(via the Weekly Standard) – “…Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented “rape culture” on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: “87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will.”

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Somehow, a “narrative” of scandal will be a problem in November for …Republicans?

Liberal Media Bias

Occasionally, you almost have to tip your hat to the utter shamelessness of the Left.


Recently, NY Republican Michael Rep. Michael Grimm was indicted for tax fraud, and while CNN wondered aloud if this would adversely affect the Repubs in the upcoming election, ABC’s headline said that the GOP was “stuck” with Grimm. Neither report was flattering, yet neither was all that awful, either.

However, appearing on MSNBC, the Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank took both lines of thinking somewhat …further:

“…But even beyond his seat, you now have the Congressman who’s out because he bought cocaine. Here in Washington, you’ve got the kissing Congressman. You’ve got this now. It begins to develop a sort of narrative that may make it trouble for some of his Republican colleagues

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Thanks to the Census Bureau, #Obamacare has a shiny new yardstick

Over the weekend, Politico said that Conservatives were “suspicious” of the White House over the following issue. But that’s wrong: we’re not “suspicious” in the slightest.

Suspicion indicates doubt, …and anyone with two synapses still firing should have zero doubts about this White House.

Obamacare - New measurement - Eric Allie - 4-16-2014

We mentioned the topic in a post last week, but with the Easter Holiday and vacation days, etc…, I’m guessing you might have missed at least part of this. So in addition to Eric’s perfect cartoon, we’ll also include a few links to what he’s referring.


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The Lies Liberals Tell Themselves

Liberal Bias

There exists an almost endless series of examples of how liberals delude themselves into believing they alone are intelligent, scholarly pragmatists, while simultaneously holding that we on the Right are shallow thinkers, allowing all of our decisions to be dictated solely by our extremist “partisanship”.

This is, to use a clinical term, hogwash.

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Beauty as Spiritual Food

This is a follow-up to a post from our friend BILTRIX which we subsequently re-blogged here, the subject being a rather unique ‘social experiment’ done in a Washington, DC metro station in January, 2007. 


I went back and read the entire article by Washington Post staff writer Gene Weingarten, listened (twice) to the 43-minute audio of Joshua Bell’s solo violin performance and–while listening–read the author’s lengthy question and answer session with readers which took place two days after the article was published in April of that year.   

I was fascinated not only by the details of the article (which I remember reading back in 2007), but by the varied comments of the many readers who wrote in two days later. Most thanked Gene for his article. Many confessed that they either (1) had in fact walked by that day, or (2) thought they would have done so, had they been there.

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Do We Recognize Beauty in Our Midst?

A very interesting twist on the old saying: “Take Time To Smell The Flowers”….


I purloined this story from another source (namely Facebook) — they won’t mind, I’m sure.

“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip:

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A Washington Post-mortem

One of the most storied newspapers in the country is dead, and they don’t even know it.

Officially, The Washington Post is still in business, but much like some other troubled papers (Hello, Boston Globe!!), the Post is ‘financially challenged’. They recently had to offer yet another buyout to some of their staff (the Post’s 5th such offer in the last 9 years) to cut costs. Even worse, the Post was also shut out of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, so their collective ego is getting it from all sides. Add in that the Washington Post Company’s primary source of money, Kaplan University, is getting serious heat from the Left, and you’ll forgive me if I don’t believe that they’re “getting better“.

Most of you are aware of the primary issue which the physical newspaper industry has been having: drastically falling revenues. From 2010:

It’s no secret why papers are struggling, either: the New Media is killing them. Online is faster, and it’s tailored to every interest. You have blogs, podcasts, and everything is now.  Add in Twitter and Facebook, and it’s no wonder newspapers are in such trouble.

But I have another idea as to their downfall. It’s also the degree of their self-denial, which is most prevalent in the Newspaper world, that prevents them from making changes that could stop the bleeding.

The Post and their ilk all truly believe themselves to be unbiased (….I know, I know, ..stop laughing…..) and market themselves as such, whereas New Media generally admits its bias, and the market obviously likes the honesty. You need look no further than the front page of this morning’s Post for what I mean.

Among various headlines, three caught my eye:

Well now, those are some headlines!!

  1. In the first one, I’m wondering if we ever saw an “Obama’s Secrets” in the Post from four years ago? I don’t have access to Lexis-Nexus, but I’m willing to bet any such headline like that would have been written in less of a “National Inquirer” tone. Any takers?
  2. In the “GOP Freshman class” headline, you have three nouns in there: GOP class, ‘monster’, and havoc. No need for a degree in Advertising to see where this article wants to lead you from the start.
  3. And in the last one, that headline makes Democrat Senator McCaskill sound positively heroic, as she tries to defend us from “swinging farther right” (…oh, the horror…!).

If they just OWNED UP to their slant, that would be infinitely better. It’s easier to respect an institution that is aware of both its positives and negatives. They could just hire someone to go on the nightly news one night and say: “Hey, folks, thought we’d come clean about somethin’. Just so you know, worldview-wise? Well, we’re comin’ at ya from waaaay over on the the LEFT, ‘kay? Thanks awfully……”.


But, of course, they won’t do that. Ever. So consider this a pre-eulogy for the once mighty Washington Post.

You’ll forgive me if I don’t shed a tear.