When it comes to business reporting, the media often tow a pro-bigger government line at the expense of the private sector. Profit-motivated businessmen are often portrayed as much less sympathetic than the allegedly altruistic souls that comprise the nation's core of politicians and bureaucrats.
But from time to time, a news outlet does shine a spotlight on just how much of a pain in the neck bureaucracy can be, especially when it throws up numerous roadblocks to small businessmen and women.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Los Angeles Times's Cyndia Zwahlen served up such a story to readers of the November 22 paper.
Barack Obama is quickly becoming the Paul Reiser of presidents. To a reader of the Huffington Post (where Reiser contributes) that might sound like a good thing. However, to those who are unfamiliar with the liberalism of Reiser and only know him by the 90's sitcom Mad About You—it’s not.
Speaking on CNN’s "Reliable Sources" Sunday, the former Democratic president took aim at the cable news channel climate, often a target for President Obama as well who says he tries to avoid the cable chatter.
On Thursday’s Fox and Friends, FNC hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy gave attention to a University of Virginia study which found that, since Prince William County in Virginia became more strict in dealing with illegal immigrants in 2007, the jurisdiction has enjoyed a substantial drop in crime - including a 32 percent drop in violent crime - while neighboring Fairfax County has seen crime levels remain steady.
Introducing an interview with Prince William County board of supervisors chairman Corey Stewart, co-host Doocy began: "Back in 2007, Prince William County in Virginia became the first large jurisdiction in the country to adopt a strict immigration enforcement policy. That move was widely criticized."
Former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich made a couple of rather startling comments on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
During the Roundtable segment, the devout liberal not only defended former governor Sarah Palin as a "realistic candidate" for president, but also questioned whether or not the government bailout of GM was necessary (video follows with transcript and commentary):
A year ago today, NewsBusters was one of the first websites to break the story that eventually became known as ClimateGate.
There have been a lot of articles concerning this anniversary in recent days, and by far the most comprehensive analysis of this issue - including what it has meant to those advancing the theory of anthropogenic global warming as well as the atrocious media coverage of the scandal - was penned by Marc Sheppard at the American Thinker.
The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce held their seventh annual Business and Leadership Conference in Washington from Thursday to Saturday. One of the "Manager Level" corporate sponsors was The Washington Post. The Post didn't just fund it. They participated. On Friday afternoon, the program touted their Communities of Color Business Initiative, with speaker Jonathan Capehart (page 18 of the program):
MSNBC contributor and Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart will lead a discussion among business owners and professionals of color about their experiences in the marketplace and how the LGBT business community can help break down barriers empower diverse businesses. Roundtable attendees are encouraged to share stories of success and challenge and bring ideas that will help the NGLCC grow the CCBI.
Regardless of its quality, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” will likely become a huge blockbuster. It’s the seventh film chronicling the long-running book series about a wizard named Harry Potter and his two best friends. The final book of the series was split into two films and the second part will be released in July 2011.
By design or accident, it appears as though a 20 year-old single mother is using the power of popular culture to single handedly transform the left by ginning up their rage to a point where they now see the light when it comes to rewarding merit and opposing voter fraud. This quite possibly ranks as the most important political and social triumph of 2010.
A pregnant married couple is taking votes whether to abort their baby boy or carry him to term.
The last day of the pregnancy they say they can legally abort in their home state of Minnesota is December 9, a day before the baby is 20 weeks old. And, they say, they will go however the final vote tally goes.
Although the posts appeared plausible when I perused them, the concept had "scam" written all over it. So I didn't buy in. My thought was the couple was trying to punk pro-lifers.
In the last few days the blogosphere has gotten hold of the story, and I've received several emails to write about it. It appears Gawker started the chatter after interviewing the couple,Pete and Alisha Arnold.
The reaction has been most interesting. Pro-choicers think this is a scam against them. Now, while pro-lifers are becoming incensed and begging the couple not to abort, pro-choicers are becoming incensed and wanting the couple to be shot.
First, the American people have to deal with the insult of a show trial where all the evidence is thrown out because the civilian courts are not equipped to deal with evidence gained by the military. So the terrorist, the MASTERMIND, mind you, gets convicted of a technicality.
Second, the Obama administration blames the Bush administration.
If you needed any more evidence that the entire theory of manmade global warming was a scheme to redistribute wealth you got it Sunday when a leading member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told a German news outlet, "[W]e redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy."
Such was originally published by Germany's NZZ Online Sunday, and reprinted in English by the Global Warming Policy Foundation moments ago:
Newsweek's "Conventional Wisdom" box at the front of the magazine has never been about what the "conventional" or public opinion is, but about Newsweek cheerleading for its liberal heroes and sneering at conservative foes. The November 15 issue gave the Tea Party and Sarah Palin sideways arrows after the Republican rout. (The voters also drew a sideways arrow, but only because they'd picked Obama in 2008).
But what's really shameless is Newsweek offering an up-arrow to itself. In the November 22 issue, when it was sold for a dollar (and the assumption of its debts). The merger with Barry Diller's Daily Beast only brings it another step into the shameless liberal opinion world online. But "Newsbeast" gets an up arrow for bringing in British leftist Tina Brown as the editor. A smiling Brown is pictured inside the up arrow and the copy is goopy: