Pants on Fire: Chris Matthews’s New Problem with “Anti-Americanism”


“I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire.”
–Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1927
For the past 6 years, Chris Matthews has hosted a show in which guests gleefully reported the purported success of both indigenous insurgents and foreign al Qaeda fighters in Iraq.  On his network, MSNBC, that became the [...]

When a pot calls a kettle “black,” is that “racist”?


Those irony-deficient “senior fellows” at Media Matters are at it again. Today they’re pretending to be outraged by the Washington Time’s “fabricated” accusations of “racism” — which is a little like Vice President Joe Biden accusing someone of plagiarism.
“Did the WashTimes fabricate its latest ACORN attack?,” they ask readers this morning, helpfully answering: “Yep”.
Media Matters [...]

Mmm, mmm , MMM! Famed BBC Humor is MIA along with Media Matters’.


On Monday’s Morning Joe, “conservative” (for MSNBC) host Joe Scarborough moderated a panel discussion that would be the main talking point for the day on the liberal network— conservative celebration at Obama’s humiliation in Copenhagen.
Looking as glum as if his dog just died, and to top it all off, he couldn’t get his cup of [...]

Beck’s “Musings” Were a Joke, but Media Matters Didn’t Get It


The Media Matters irony detector must’ve been in the shop on September 16, when they roused themselves to mock Glenn Beck… for making a joke.
Here’s what they wrote:
Beck: [politically outspoken UK band] Muse is “brilliant,” buy their new album;
Muse: Please retract your endorsement

Then Media Matters helpfully posts five minutes of audio from Beck’s radio show. [...]

Allah Pundit Links to Kathy Shaidle’s Rebuke of Media Matters’ Personal Attack Against Beck


Hot Air’s Allah Pundit links to one of Kathy Shaidle’s commentaries on Media Matters and provides some clips from today’s Glenn Beck and Imus:
Two clips for you on this slow news night, one from this afternoon’s GB and the other from this morning’s surprisingly charming interview with Imus. The common thread, if you’re looking for [...]

Media Matters’ Defense of Kevin Jennings Reeks of Desperation


You can almost smell the flop sweat at Media Matters. They’re dancing as fast as they can, to keep new victim-hero, “safe schools czar” Kevin Jennings, from getting the hook.
Here’s Media Matters’ latest desperate attempt to steer attention away from Jennings, by playing “shoot the messenger”: “Wash. Times continues to smear Jennings with false claim [...]

NewsReal Sunday: Confusing My Religion: Chris Matthews Genuflects Before the Altar of Politics


A couple of weeks ago, I noted that Chris Matthews was confusing the sacred and the profane by calling a joint session of Congress with the President, “a sacramental, religious experience.”  He ended this week with another wholly (holy?) inappropriate analogy to faith.
In a giddy performance that eclipsed even his usual caffeinated personality, (he would [...]

Ann Coulter is Right: Glenn Beck is Being Targeted for Destruction


More people turning against Beck, but Coulter offers a great defense.

Nation Magazine: Bring Back the Duels?


For weeks, the Left has lectured conservatives on the importance of decorum and civility, warning of mythical incitements that could lead to assassination. But this week a writer for the chief publication of the Left, Nation magazine, went on TV to tell Congressional leftists it was OK to equate opponents’ positions with the Holocaust and [...]

MSNBC: Opposing Obama’s Olympic Push “Rivals Jane Fonda Sitting on a Gun in North Vietnam”


In the misty past of ten months ago, dissent was patriotic, mass protests were a sign of passionate civic engagement, and the greatest sin any politician could commit was questioning someone’s patriotism. But that was America, B.B.O. (Before Barack Obama). Now dissent is potential incitement, middle American protesters are Swastika-carrying yokels, and disagreeing with a [...]