(Note: I apologize for the length of this post. I decided to go all-out for two reasons: one, because there’s so much that demands a response, and two, because this will be my last response in the form of a full NRB post. I’ll continue the discussion in the comments and on my blog, but [...]
Objectivity: the ability to honestly and accurately discuss something without regard for, or even in spite of, one’s personal predisposition toward or stake in the subject matter. You’d think objectivity would be the mainstream media’s most basic prerequisite, but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Fortunately, the MSM has S.E. Cupp to show [...]
Who cares about her? Not Barbara Boxer or Linda Hirshman.
Daily Beast contributor Linda Hirshman doesn’t like California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina one bit, mostly because in contemporary America you’re not allowed to do your own thinking about abortion while being female, and Fiorina won’t play along. She identifies a “fundamental difference” between Fiorina and [...]
When you think about it, there’s something kind of surreal about the common occurrence of pundits from one side of the aisle purporting to give serious political advice to their adversaries. Not that they do it, of course—the ulterior motives of kneecapping the opposition or making it more like you is obvious—but it’s remarkable that [...]
Another presidential race is around the corner, so tradition demands that we ask: Will Newt Gingrich run? As usual, the former Speaker of the House is non-committal. The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove just sat down with Gingrich to see if he could discern anything more definite:
“We are looking at it very seriously,” the erstwhile Republican [...]
Nah, just kidding. Here he is on Flotilla-Gate, siding with the enemies of civilization, as usual:
I am anxious not to be overly judgmental in telling Israel exactly what to do. I think it’s in many ways they’re business.
Hold it, Cal, that doesn’t sound so bad to me. Maybe the NRB crew has been too tough [...]
Left-wing zealots and Ron Paul cultists frequently raise the prospect of dark Jewish conspiracies to bend the free world to Israel’s sinister will, but such conspiracy-mongering is awfully hard to square with the pervasiveness of Jewish support for the anti-Israel Left. Today’s example is Fania Oz-Salzberger, an Israeli academic who, on The Daily Beast, incredibly [...]
Yesterday Rep. Anthony Weiner gave us a surprising bit of moral clarity for a leftist, and it seems writer-turned-California congressional candidate Mickey Kaus is out to drive home the point that sanity is not completely dead in the Democratic Party. In a new OC Register editorial, Kaus argues that when it comes to immigration, the [...]
It’s impossible to please everyone when writing about talk radio king Rush Limbaugh—the media establishment will respect nothing less than a full-blown hit job on the man who’s been a thorn in their side for two decades, while trashing El Rushbo is sure to make enemies out of millions of Dittoheads. Fortunately, Zev Chafets’s new [...]
It sometimes seems like Barack Obama’s heart is more in reshaping America’s domestic landscape than foreign policy, but the presidency being an all-or-nothing deal, the White House yesterday unveiled a new comprehensive national security strategy, “A Blueprint for Pursuing the World We Seek.” At the Daily Beast, foreign affairs analyst Leslie H. Gelb has some [...]