Mark McKinnon: Conservatives Too Conservative, Need to Compromise Their Principles for the Sake of Compromise


I often find myself wishing more people simply argued for a position strictly because they thought it was correct, and that how to frame discussions and how popular certain stances are among the electorate took more of a back seat. But recognizing politics as being not just about principles, but how to get people to [...]

Crooks and Liars Pansy Thinks Sean Hannity’s Audience Is Going to Kill Him


If I thought for a minute that the Left’s war on extreme conservative rhetoric was sincere, I’d think they were the biggest pansies on the face of the earth. Case in point: Dave Neiwert of the ironically-named Crooks and Liars is terrified to see Sean Hannity engaging in “eliminationist” humor. The offending exchange Hannity: My [...]

The Shameless Hypocrisy of Character Assassin David Frum


NewsRealBlog’s shocking report on Alex Knepper’s pro-pedophile tendencies has received plenty of coverage in the blogosphere, and today we finally received a response from David Frum. At the end of the piece, Frum reveals that because an “agreement [could not] be reached on the moral and ethical standards” that ought to govern the FrumForum community, [...]

Rupert Murdoch Takes Time Off of Hating Muslims to Give Them TV


As world leaders twiddle their thumbs, largely clueless about how to counter the nuclear ambitions of Iran, Reza Aslan reports on the Daily Beast that the Iranian regime fears its being undermined by an unlikely foe—Rupert Murdoch: Farsi1, a Persian language satellite station partly owned by Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp, has become the most popular entertainment [...]

Hot Post: A Tale of Two Rallies


I don’t mean to sound ungrateful to John Avlon for his Daily Beast profile of left-wing “wingnuts” for a change—he exposes a lot of bias, hatred, and stupidity present at Saturday’s One Nation Working Together rally—but he does so within the context of, well, every group has their bad apples, suggesting that the Left and [...]

Note to Would-Be Politicians: You Can’t Protect Yourself from Mudslinging by Ignoring It


We talk a lot about left-wing smears against conservative and Republican candidates, but not so much about how to overcome them. Sean Hannity posed that question to Sarah Palin last night, and in my humble opinion, the governor’s answer left something to be desired: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com PALIN: Yes, well, remember, what [...]

Earth Doesn’t Revolve Around Meghan McCain. Film at Eleven.


Poor Meghan McCain. She writes a stupid book about her campaign experiences and outlook on politics—all by herself!—and the only parts of her journey that people seem interested in are the ones that happen to intersect with Sarah Palin. Like, what’s up with that? What I didn’t expect, however, was that instead of the media [...]

Which Party Is Really in Bed With Corporate America?


It’s one of politics’ most enduring stereotypes that Republicans are servants of Corporate America, while Democrats are the party of the common man. But Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino argues that the opposite is actually the case. Last night, Sean Hannity interviewed Gasparino about his new book, Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between [...]

A Tale of Two Rallies


Not the only difference between Glenn Beck’s and Ed Schultz’s events… I don’t mean to sound ungrateful to John Avlon for his Daily Beast profile of left-wing “wingnuts” for a change—he exposes a lot of bias, hatred, and stupidity present at Saturday’s One Nation Working Together rally—but he does so within the context of, well, [...]

America’s Ready for an Economic Change. But Is She Ready to Maintain It?


Not that anybody here needs to be reminded that the Democrats’ agenda is a bust, but here’s a handy reminder from last night’s “Hannity,” on which former Speaker Newt Gingrich ran down the case against President Barack Obama’s economic policies: When Congress, the Democrats, voted to leave town without settling the tax question, they guaranteed [...]