Five Myths About Socialism, Part Two

February 11th, 2021 12:24 AM

Last week, I reported on two myths about socialism. My new video covers three more. Myth No. 3: Socialism works if it's "democratic." As the Democratic Socialists of America put it, "Society should be run democratically -- to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few." Sounds nice. If socialists are elected, then we'll have a more just society. But Venezuela's socialists were…

Will TV Nets Cover? Dem Jokes About Blackburn Committing Suicide

August 10th, 2018 11:55 AM
Behold Friday’s installment of things you won’t see six-person CNN panels on. In a story published Friday morning by the left-leaning Huffington Post, reporter Kevin Robillard released video of Democratic Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggesting that fellow Tennessee Congresswoman and Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn should kill herself.
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CNN's Blitzer: Could People Take 'Trump's Vitriol as a Call to Arms?'

July 31st, 2018 8:38 PM
Monday afternoon on CNN, Wolf Blitzer interviewed Tennessee Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen and brought up an off-the-record meeting between President Trump and the new publisher of The New York Times, where the publisher warned President Trump that his “attacks” on the media “could lead to violence against members of the media.” Blitzer then asked Cohen “do…
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CNN: 'Some People' Think GOP Seeks 'Total Control' of Congress

January 3rd, 2017 5:01 PM
On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello played up the possible fining of the congressional Democrats who organized the pro-gun control sit-in on the House floor in June 2016. Costello asked one of the sit-in participants, Rep. Steve Cohen, if he was "afraid" of the proposed punishment, and boosted a liberal talking point on the issue: "Some people might say that Republicans…

WaPo Story on 40th Anniversary of Congressional Black Caucus Omits Inc

April 2nd, 2011 2:24 PM
In her April 1 Washington Post story, staffer Krissah Thompson explored how the "mission" and "challenges" of the Congressional Black Caucus have "evolved" from its initial aim "to eradicate racism." Yet nowhere in Thompson's 23-paragraph article is any mention of how the CBC has denied entry to prospective members on the basis of skin color, such…

Today Show Blames Palin & Bachmann for Ending Civility, Ignored Democr

January 28th, 2011 12:41 PM
NBC's Today show never covered Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen comparing Republicans to Nazis, but on Friday co-anchor Meredith Vieira determined Sarah Palin's mocking of Barack Obama's Winning the Future slogan as the precise moment when the new era of "civility" in Washington, came to an end. After Vieira opened this morning's show announcing: "End of…

Daily Kos Loves Rep. Cohen Comparing GOP to Nazis

January 25th, 2011 7:16 AM
On Monday at the Daily Kos, H. Scott Prosterman slammed House Minority Leader Eric Cantor as he praised Rep. Steve Cohen, the man who suggested the Republican argument on health care used the "Big Lie," just like Nazi propaganda specialist Josef Goebbels enabled the Holocaust. Cohen earned a few brickbats from media liberals, but kept up the Nazi analogies on MSNBC even as he…

MSNBC: Rep. Cohen Compares Mike Pence to Goebbels, No Challenge From E

January 21st, 2011 4:42 PM
On MSNBC's Ed Show on Thursday, despite initially regretting his comparison of Republicans to Nazis, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen later doubled down: "[Indiana Congressman] Mike Pence talked about government takeover of health care....he wants to be concise, careful, and consistent. Well, that's somebody...who lived in a previous century who worked for bad people, that's…

Parker Defends Rep. Cohen: He Wasn't 'Necessarily' Comparing GOP to Na

January 21st, 2011 2:33 PM
On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker acted as an apologist for Rep. Steve Cohen's uncivil comparison between Republicans and Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels: "He was talking about the saying that if you repeat a lie over and over and over again, it becomes the truth. I don't think he was necessarily saying Republicans are Nazis- come on!" (audio…

Krauthammer Attacks Media's 'Bogus' Call for Civility: Where Were They

January 21st, 2011 10:09 AM
Charles Krauthammer on Thursday attacked the media's recent bogus call for civility in politics. "The worst in uncivil discourse that we have had in the last decade occurred in the Bush years when the President was vilified, attacked, he was demonized, compared to Nazis," he told Chris Wallace on Fox News's "Special Report." "I do not remember the Times or the…

After Linking Conservatives to Hateful Rhetoric, NBC Skips Dem Who Com

January 20th, 2011 11:23 AM
After spending close to two weeks bemoaning the state of political dialogue in America and wondering about its connection to the shooting of a Congresswoman, NBC has, thus far, completely ignored a Democratic Representative comparing the Republicans to Nazis and the Holocaust. On Wednesday, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen smeared, "They say it's a government takeover of health…

In Harris Hero Poll, Obama First, Jesus Second

February 20th, 2009 8:04 PM
This made my weekend.  Yesterday's Chicago Sun-Times reported "Obama beats out Jesus as America's hero."  The article starts:ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Americans named President Obama as their No. 1 hero, followed by Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, in a new Harris poll.Others in the top 10, in descending order, were Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, John F.…

Name That (Racist, Anti-Semitic) Party -- the NYT Version

August 7th, 2008 4:38 PM

Media's Double Standard on Race-based Voting

July 30th, 2008 4:43 PM
Is it okay to vote against a candidate because of his race? The answer to the question is no. It is, in fact, the only acceptable answer. But I ask the question because it raises an important point about the media, the Democrats, and Barack Obama himself. We are, each year, treated to national media reports on race relations in this country and they invariably discuss white America coming to…