Don't MSNBC Graphics Guys Know How to Tell Time?
January 26th, 2015 8:16 PM
See if you can spot the typos on this map, which depict mandatory travel bans in Northeastern states for the overnight of January 26-27.
Vote Fraud Arrest: AP Relays Conn. Claim It Shows System's 'Strength'
September 29th, 2014 3:07 PM
Democratic State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested and charged with 19 felony charges of voter fraud. Eight of the counts are for fraudulent voting. Other Ayala family members are under investigation, and criminal charges have been recommended but not made against one of them.
The press is letting Connecticut's Secretary of State claim that the Ayala prosecution proves that the…
Priorities: As World Tensions Escalate, Schumer Pushes For Pet Meds Le
July 21st, 2014 9:16 AM
Let's see. A rebel group pushing for separation from Ukaine has shot down a passenger plane, killing almost 300 aboard. Israel has invaded Gaza. Illegal immigrants are flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, in at least one instance following a hail of protective gunfire directed at Border Patrol agents.
Meanwhile, in news concerning truly important matters, New York Democratic Senator…
New London, Conn. Columnist: 'Not a Single Thing' Done in Almost 9 Yea
February 11th, 2014 11:53 PM
Veteran journalist David Collins is a columnist at the New London Day in Connecticut.
In a column supposedly published on Sunday but "updated" on Saturday (I'm not kidding), Collins assessed the aftermath of the Supreme Court's odious Kelo v. New London decision in 2005 in reacting to a lengthy story by Charlotte Allen in the February 10 issue of the Weekly Standard. In the process, he…
Latest Vague Plans for Kelo Ruling Area Now Barren for 8-1/2 Years: A
December 14th, 2013 9:27 AM
The nation's press has long since stopped paying any attention to what has actually happened in the wake of the outrageous Kelo vs. New London Supreme Court ruling in June 2005.
The court's majority wrote that "The city has carefully formulated a development plan that it believes will provide appreciable benefits to the community, including, but not limited to, new jobs and increased tax…
Not News Outside Connecticut: Every Plan on State's Obamacare Exchange
December 13th, 2013 9:44 PM
Searches on "Connecticut" at the Associated Press's national site and at the Politico indicate that there's plenty of news about the Nutmeg State which the two web sites believe merit national attention.
But somehow, the fact that the state's Obamacare exchange, Access Health CT, "had incorrect information online about deductibles and co-insurance impacting all 19 individual health plans from…
Conn. Newspaper: Sorry, We Did Not Mean to Compare Fox News to KKK, Ju
August 1st, 2013 2:15 PM
If you’re a fairly large daily paper and you’re looking to make a complete fool out of yourself, you can find a how-to primer in the editorial pages of the New Haven Register. It goes something like this: Accuse a rival news organization, whose views on race you disagree with, of deriving its inspiration from the Ku Klux Klan. Then realize how dumb you sound, and write a retraction. Then lather…
New Haven Register: Fox, Coulter, the GOP, Nugent, Some of Its Readers
July 30th, 2013 11:57 PM
Those who falsely smear the other side in an attempt to make an argument tend to do so because they have run out of real ones. It would appear that the New Haven Register's argument cupboard is completely barren of everything but poisonous rhetoric.
In an opinion piece which I can hardly believe is a house editorial, the Register characterizes Ann Coulter, Fox News, the Republican Party,…
Eight Years Later, the Kelo Eminent-Domain Lawsuit Site Is Still Barre
June 24th, 2013 11:19 PM
How ironic it is that, as Kyle Drennen noted today at NewsBusters, that NBC's David Gregory was so vocal in advocating that "Government Playing a Bigger Role" in the economy, given that yesterday was the eighth anniversary of the Kelo vs. New London decision, a monument to colossal government failure if there ever was one.
A 5-4 Supreme Court majority, believing that the Connecticut city of…
Not News at AP: Connecticut Legislative District Goes GOP For First Ti
June 15th, 2013 9:45 PM
A GOP candidate for the Connecticut State Legislature's 53rd District about 70 miles northeast of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown won election on Tuesday, marking the first time the seat has gone to a Republican since Richard Nixon was president.
Republican Samuel Belsito defeated Democrat Anthony J. Horn by a 58.5%-41.5% margin, largely because his stances in support of citizens'…
New London Day Continues to Boycott the Term 'Kelo,' Hails Possible 'D
March 25th, 2013 9:59 AM
Almost eight years after the Supreme Court's odious Kelo v. New London ruling and eight years of press failure to report the utter lack of subsequent development in the affected area in New London, Connecticut, construction might start taking place in a couple of months -- emphasis on "may."
What's notable about how Kathleen Edgecomb at the New London Day wrote up her Sunday story is how hard…
Conn. Legislator Makes Lewd Remark to 17 Year-old Girl at Hearing; Con
March 2nd, 2013 7:52 PM
Did you ever mean to say "If you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades." and have it come out "If you're bashful I got a snake sitting under my desk here"? I mean, those sentences are so close to being identical, and these kinds of misstatements happen all the time, right?
Well, that's what you have to believe if you're still a defender of Connecticut legislator Ernest Hewett…
Conn. Lawmaker Wants State's Handgun Permit Records Made Public; Coura
January 4th, 2013 2:11 PM
Currently in Connecticut, unlike New York, handgun permit records can't be made public. Nutmeg State legislator Stephen D. Dargan, a Democrat from West Haven and co-chairman of the legislature's public safety committee, wants to change that. Borrowing from some of the specious reasoning used by Gannett's White Plains, New York-based Journal News to justify publishing an interactive map of two…
Network Gun Policy Stories In Late '90s Carried Exact Same Liberal The
December 20th, 2012 6:17 PM
If today's gun control debate seems a bit stale to you, you're not wrong. Twelve years ago, MRC's Geoffrey Dickens wrote a Special Report on network coverage of gun controversies over a two-year period from July 1997 to June 1999.
ABC, CBS, and NBC harped on several major themes in their coverage of gun policy stories. The arguments most commonly advanced by the network stars had one thought…