The Lesson of Muhammad-Gate


At the Daily Beast, John Avlon has a strong round-up of reactions to Comedy Central’s decision to censor images and references to Muhammad in the latest episode of South Park, including Islam-reform advocates Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji, and South Park Conservatives author  Brian Anderson.  They reinforce the same messages that NewsReal has been [...]

Limbaugh vs. Avlon on Hoping Obama Fails…Again


So much for objectivity.  Daily Beast columnist John Avlon recently took yet another shot at Rush Limbaugh for his infamous wish for Barack Obama: “I hope he fails.” In his usual defiant style, El Rushbo took it as a compliment, spurring an outraged lecture on patriotism from Avlon:
When a news organization asked a group of [...]

Keep the Fringe on the Fringe, Not at CPAC


Back in December, NewsReal’s own Ryan Mauro took the Conservative Political Action Conference to task for accepting the crackpot John Birch Society as a sponsor of CPAC 2010, calling it a “monumentally stupid decision” that would give the Left plenty of ammo for their current “conservatives are extreme!” narrative.
With CPAC set to begin tomorrow, The [...]

John Avlon Reveals Birtherism’s LEFT-Wing Origins


I beat up on the folks at the Daily Beast a lot for their left-of-center commentary, so it’s only fair to give ‘em some credit when credit’s due.  Today, Wingnuts author John Avlon offers a surprising history of Birtherism’s conservative liberal origins:
But there’s an inconvenient truth liberals are going to have to confront: The Birthers [...]

Deranged Leftwinger at Daily Beast


Have you noticed that the further leftists travel off the deep end the more they perceive everyone else to be crazy? DailyKos just conducted a poll to underpin Markos Moulitsas’ new book describing Republicans as America’s Taliban — which is rich, considering it’s leftists like Moulitsas who are doing everything in their power to help [...]