Category Archives: Media

When Is a Traffic Jam A Greater Threat to Democracy Than an IRS Scandal?

It’s good to know that President Obama’s most loyal followers – the so-called mainstream media – have their priorities straight.  As reported by the (conservative) Media Research Center: “In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the…

Memo to Obama: Sooner or Later Reality Matters

Senator Tom Coburn, the Republican from Oklahoma who has more sense than most of his colleagues in Washington, has a guest column in the Wall Street Journal running under the headline, “The Year Washington Fled Reality.” Here’s his first sentence:  “The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington…

This Just In: President Obama’s Pants Are on Fire!

My daughter came home from tennis camp with a trophy when she was just five years old.  She walked in the house and immediately dumped it in the garbage.  When asked why, she simply said, “They gave one of these to everybody.” About 12 seconds after he took the oath of office, Barack Obama got…

Sooner or Later, Mr. Obama, Reality Matters

I didn’t call my book A Slobbering Love Affair for nothing.  And the sub-title was no accident either:  The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media. Journalists fell head over heels for Barack Obama early on.  Chris Matthews wasn’t the only one who got a thrill up…

Fraud in the Inducement — and President Obama

Bulletin!  This just in!!! Even the so-called mainstream media have caught on.  Even they, his most loyal acolytes, have begun pounding Jay Carney, the president’s flack, over the rollout of ObamaCare. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that the whole procedure is one great big mess.  Even the libs on Saturday Night Live…

The One Promise Mr. Obama Is Trying to Keep

I have written before about that observation by H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore journalist and all-around sourpuss, who said you’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the ordinary American.  Once again, let’s put that dark remark to the test. Most Americans tell the pollsters that they don’t like ObamaCare.  But they detest Republicans, the very…

Is This the GOP Shutdown — Or President Obama’s?

I interviewed George Carlin many years ago when I was still with CBS News.  We hit it off.  He was both funny and very smart.  Very liberal, too, but that never came out in our interview.  One of his points was that we humans had made a mess of things and he wanted the world…

An Open Letter to the Ayatollahs

No, not the ayatollahs in Tehran.  This is a letter to you, the conservative American ayatollahs who demand purity, just like the ones over there.  I’m not talking about all of you, of course.  But this open letter is for many of you; maybe even most of you – the ones who say you agree…