Former newspaper reporter and editor from Massachusetts, runner, Red Sox fan

Latest from Jack Coleman
July 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

When liberals want to persuade other liberals of their authenticity, they routinely resort to vulgarity. Chock it up as one of the innumerable odious legacies of the '60s.

Charles "Charlie" Pierce, an oft-constipated scribe for the once great magazine known as Esquire, went on a particularly demented rant yesterday in response to the verdict in the Zimmerman trial.

July 11, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers," Flannery O'Connor once said. "My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."

Put another way, there's a novel in everyone and most of them should stay there. Much the same can be said for the fantasies of left-wing radio host Mike Malloy, situated as he is on the deranged by choice end of the dial. Malloy, who proved a bit much even for Air America, can't abide what he perceives as hatred from conservatives. His way of fighting back is through hateful speech. Yes, the irony is lost on him. He's become what he claims to loathe. (Audio after the jump)

July 10, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

The bad blood between Rachel Maddow and PolitiFact goes back more than two years, ever since they slammed her for resorting to fiction while describing the Wisconsin state budget.

This time the fact-finding outfit gives Maddow a "pants on fire" drubbing, the worst on its so-called "Truth-O-Meter," for a deceitful claim about new abortion restrictions in Ohio. (Video after the jump)

July 9, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

Remember the 1989 movie "Say Anything"? Though the flick had nothing to do with politics, its title succinctly describes how liberals respond when they're on the losing end of an argument.

I heard an example of this yesterday while listening to Ed Schultz's radio show with yet another guest host filling in for Schultz, who appears to have lost his appetite for work since MSNBC transferred "The Ed Show" to its weekend penal colony. (Audio clips after the jump)

July 5, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

Hard to believe, but there's actually a left-wing media outlet that makes MSNBC appear sane by comparison.

If you've never visited Daily Kos, I wish I could say you're in for a treat. Alas, that's unlikely to be true. Instead, you'll probably want to shower after dropping by, lest any of its peculiar odor linger.

July 3, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

Nothing that global-warming bedwetter Thom Hartmann would like more than to see energy execs prosecuted in show trials.

In lieu of that, the left-wing radio host will gladly accept public shaming instead for those with the audacity to run such scurrilous enterprises, even if the modern world couldn't function without them. (Audio after the jump)

July 2, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

Hearty perennial crank and occasional academic Cornel West continues his scorned lover's feud with the president.

West is one of Obama's most vociferous critics on the left, previously having condemned Obama as a "war criminal," a "Republican in blackface," and unworthy of being sworn into office with Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible. (Audio after the jump)

July 1, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

.... Almost as if there were something inherently abhorrent about it, which at risk of stating the obvious, there is.

Never ceases to amaze me how liberals, having elevated the killing of unborn children to the realm of sacrament, go out of their way to avoid actually saying the word "abortion". (Video after the jump)

June 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

Unwritten but widely understood rule among left wingers for media coverage of filibusters: when done by conservatives, death knell of democracy, obstruction for obstruction's sake, close cousin to fascism; when done by liberals, heroism personified, this is what democracy looks like, cue Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

It wasn't enough for leftward media types to enthuse this week about Texas state senator Wendy Davis's 11-hour filibuster against restrictions on abortion as allowed, inconveniently enough, by Roe v. Wade. Their gushing has extended ... to Davis's choice of footwear, Mizuno Wave Rider 16 running shoes.

June 27, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

Liberal radio host and MSNBC parolee Ed Schultz -- they let him out only on weekends -- will never face accusations that he's a stickler for accuracy. Schultz counts on those who follow his shows as too dumb or indifferent to care when he gets it wrong, as often the case.

On his radio show Tuesday, for example, Schultz made a deceitful claim that bordered on nonsensical while talking about the so-called Corker-Hoeven amendment to the immigration reform bill in the Senate. (Audio clip after the jump)

June 22, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

And let's not forget crude and boorish, Ed Schultz's two other signature traits.

On any given day, it doesn't take long for the left-wing radio host and MSNBC weekend prison guard to turn bellicose and bizarre, as was the case Thursday. (Audio clips after the jump)

June 20, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

How many more erstwhile apologists can President Obama lose before he's rendered little more than a figurehead?

Two more just joined the forlorn procession -- left-wing queen bee Arianna Huffington and disgraced former New York governor turned itinerant political commentator Eliot Spitzer. (Audio clips after the jump)

June 19, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Strange enough to see a photograph of a Kennedy firing a rifle, one with a telescopic sight no less, as the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination approaches.

Stranger still to learn that the Kennedy firing the rifle, a 14-year-old granddaughter of late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is killing seal pups in Canada, according a caption for the photo written by her father.

June 18, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

As timing would have it, my 12-year-old daughter read Orwell's "Animal Farm" for school just before I encountered an eerily similar human version of one of its characters.

Do you remember Squealer, the propagandist for the pigs who ran the farm after the animals seized control of the property? He was described as "a brilliant talker" who when arguing "had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive." (Audio after the jump)

June 17, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

Whatever it takes to divert attention from Dear Leader as he struggles through yet another scandal.

Once again Ed Schultz resorts to misdirection, trying to deflect attention from the burgeoning controversy over domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency and its damaging fallout for the Obama administration. (Audio clips after the jump)

June 14, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

Don't you love it when a liberal blames George W. Bush for whatever is annoying that liberal at any given moment, followed by said liberal undercutting his argument minutes later?

If you are cursed to watch MSNBC on a regular basis you're probably familiar with one of its frequent guests, attorney Mike Papantonio, co-host of the weekend radio show "Ring of Fire" along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder. (Audio after the page break)

June 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

It may never occur to liberals that crying wolf ad infinitum where racism doesn't exist makes actual examples less likely to be believed.

The claim has been so abused by the left since this allegedly racist country elected a man of color as president in 2008, then re-elected him four years later, that it is more often met now with skepticism instead of revulsion. (Audio after the jump)

June 12, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

Left-wing radio host Mike Malloy is often one of the most unhinged voices over the airwaves, but once in a great while he reveals a limited capacity for perception. This is one of those times.

On his show last night, Malloy was talking with a caller when Sen. Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, was mentioned. Franken and Malloy once worked at the now-defunct Air America Radio network before Air America fired Malloy in 2006 and Franken left to run for Senate in Minnesota the following year. (Audio after the jump)

June 6, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

Given that his grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, was one of the most notorious appeasers of the last century, you'd think Robert F. Kennedy Jr. might refrain from maligning anyone else as a Nazi sympathizer.

Turns out it wasn't just Grampa Joe with a soft spot for Der Fuhrer -- so did his second eldest son and future president John F. Kennedy during trips to Germany as a young man, according to a new book, "John F. Kennedy -- Among the Germans: Travel Diaries and Letters, 1937-1945." (Audio after the jump)

June 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

America is doomed, as far as Ed Schultz is concerned, and he's doing his darndest to cash in on its demise. This from a man who rarely misses a chance to bray about his patriotism and the alleged lack of it among conservatives.

During nearly every broadcast of his weekday radio show, Schultz can be heard narrating an ad for ITM Trading, a Phoenix-based company that buys and sells gold. (Audio after the jump)