The full text of Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell's commencement address to the Class of 2015 at his alma mater, the University of Dallas.
Conviction, Courage, and Catholic Identity: Brent Bozell's Address to the University of Dallas Class of 2015By Brent Bozell | May 25, 2015 | 5:57 PM EDT
By Tom Blumer | May 25, 2015 | 4:58 PM EDT
Today at Arlington Cemetery, President Obama said — not kidding — "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful; it is the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end." He immediately added: "Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."
At the White House's twitter account, one finds the first of those two sentences in a tweet — but not the second. Of course, Darlene Superville at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, cleaned it all up to avoid nationally embarrassing the wire service's beloved president (bolds are mine):
By Tom Johnson | May 25, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT
In the early 1990s, politicians floated the term “peace dividend” regarding a hoped-for post-Cold War reduction in the U.S. defense budget, and Pentagon spending indeed fell somewhat in the mid- and late ‘90s. Sean McElwee, a research associate at the lefty think tank Demos, argues that America now needs a post-9/11, post-Afghanistan, post-Iraq peace dividend which would allow greatly increased spending on certain domestic programs.
“As violent deaths from war and terrorism decline,” wrote McElwee in a Sunday piece for Salon, “the greater threat to Americans is their failing infrastructure, costly healthcare system and incoherent environmental policy…In addition, [America’s] ability to lead by example is threatened by poverty, homeless[ness] and rampant inequality.”
McElwee concluded that “Americans need to realize that today, the larger threat they face is their own fear leading them to underinvest in vital services. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously warned, ‘the only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.’”
By Scott Whitlock | May 25, 2015 | 11:23 AM EDT
A lengthy expose in the new Vanity Fair claims veteran journalist Barbara Walters wasn't thrilled that Rosie O'Donnell would return to The View. Writer Suzanna Andrews asked the show creator and long-time star if bringing back the liberal comedienne was a good idea. Walters paused and then responded, "Rosie and Whoopi together was not peaches and cream... I don’t think we needed the two of them together."
By NB Staff | May 25, 2015 | 9:40 AM EDT
By Tim Graham | May 25, 2015 | 8:19 AM EDT
Even when they revisit the Chandra Levy murder case, The Washington Post keeps scrubbing out the fact that the convicted murderer, Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran, is an illegal immigrant (and in some stories, a gang member with the vicious Salvardoran gang MS-13).
It happened again in a front-page story on Saturday on a new trial for Guandique, with 1,080 words but no usage of “illegal immigrant” anywhere:
By Tim Graham | May 25, 2015 | 6:39 AM EDT
The dramatic victory for “gay marriage” in Ireland has the “No” folks in part pointing fingers at foreign money. American foreign money. The "cultural imperialism" is coming from the Left.
A petition has been launched which says that “this push for same-sex marriage in Ireland has not at all been a ‘home-grown’ phenomenon, but, rather, a carefully-orchestrated and massively well-funded assault on the natural family, coming from private American funding.”
Continetti: Stephanopoulos Acted Like 'Campaign Operative' in Leaking Our Scoop on Donations to ClintonsBy Jack Coleman | May 24, 2015 | 9:51 PM EDT
Such are the perils of playing by the rules against people who don't.
An interesting discussion this morning on CNN's Reliable Sources between host Brian Stelter and Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti about ABC News attempting to sabotage the Beacon's scoop on George Stephanopoulos's $75,000 in donations to the vast money-laundering operation otherwise known as the Clinton Foundation.
By Melissa Mullins | May 24, 2015 | 5:24 PM EDT
Rose Byrne (who recentluy starred in Bridesmaids, Neighbors, and Annie) is the latest actress to speak out about the “age” old issue of gender discrimination in Hollywood.
Byrne, who was busy promoting her new movie Spy, told PrideSource that women have long been discriminated against and are still intentionally discriminated against in film and television.
By Tom Johnson | May 24, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT
Today’s conservative legislators may not be as dumb as a box of rocks or so dumb it takes them an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes (HT: Rodney Dangerfield) but Daily Kos writer Hunter is willing to claim that they’re “the dumbest we've ever had. You have to credit the tea party Republicans for that one—they know what they want, and by golly if it can ooze its way into a suit and tie they'll vote for it.”
Unfortunately, added Hunter in a Wednesday post, many if not most Americans are unaware of this breathtaking GOP stupidity because the media have “ratchet[ed] down their own expectations [of Republicans]…The pundit class all just grits their teeth and tries their best to present all of this as the new normal.”
What set Hunter off were comments from Republican senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin that in regard to the Iran nuclear talks, he didn’t trust Iranian head of state Ali Khamenei but also was “not so sure I’m trusting President Obama.”
By Mark Finkelstein | May 24, 2015 | 11:47 AM EDT
Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul.
Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on beningly as Ellison praises Paul. Let's read Bill's mind: every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed that it was Paul standing with Ellison, not the other way around,since Ellison and his fellow lefties were first to stake out those positions and Paul has now decided to become a "liberal Democrat" on them. Ouch!
By Tim Graham | May 24, 2015 | 8:53 AM EDT
In a competition for Dumbest Headline Ever, we might consider the Daily Beast asking, “Can We Please Get God Out of Religion?” The subheadline was “We all need a spiritual side. But not because of some make-believe afterlife. Because it makes us better in this life.”
Barrett Holmes Pitner wrote this as one of those godless “millennials” now showing up in Pew Research polls about America becoming less Christian.
By Tim Graham | May 24, 2015 | 7:40 AM EDT
Dana Loesch at TheBlaze TV interviewed Irish filmmaker Ann McElhinney, who’s working on a movie and a book about abortionist Curtis Gosnell, now in prison for killing babies after birth in his dirty Philadelphia clinic. She met Dr. Gosnell in person.
“He has an answer for everything. He lives in his own little world. Every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie. He lies so easily,” she said.
By Brent Baker | May 24, 2015 | 12:24 AM EDT
One last fun video from the Late Show with David Letterman which ended on Wednesday night. From its last Monday night program, a clip from Vice President Biden’s commencement address the day before at Yale University. The Late Show tagged it “Joe Biden: What?” And watching it will certainly induce a “what?” – at the very least. Biden is the gift who keeps on giving.
By Tim Graham | May 23, 2015 | 10:46 PM EDT
Washington Post political correspondent Chris Cillizza spent way too much time claiming the personal political views of David Letterman were some kind of mystery. The headline was "Is David Letterman liberal? It's surprisingly hard to say." No. It's not.
Cillizza does this despite mentioning the Geoffrey Dickens Top Ten list of liberal outbursts posted at NewsBusters. Cillizza does this despite noting he donated more than $12,000 to electing Democrat Al Franken to the U.S. Senate.