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THE ACLU VS. AMERICA

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 11:02 AM

Last week, I flamed President Bush for dissing the volunteers of the Minuteman Project as “vigilantes.” Today’s column takes a look at the Minutemen’s chief foes on the Left–the sanctimonious, hypocritical, open-borders ideologues at the American Civil Liberties Union. Read more on this and other border developments at The Immigration Blog.

KRISTOF DEFENDS BOGUS ABORTION ANALYSIS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 08:37 AM

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof responded via e-mail to this post criticizing his claim that the number of abortions has “increased significantly” since President Bush took office. He writes: michelle, thanks belatedly for your note about hillary and abortions. i was in zimbabwe, skulking around and pretending to be a tourist, and didn’t have […]

ANOTHER SCOOP BROUGHT TO YOU BY CBS NEWS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 07:23 AM

CBS News erroneously reported that Terri Schiavo has died, according to talk radio host Glenn Beck. CBS removed the incorrect story from its web site, but Beck pdf’d it. Smart move. The story originally appeared on March 28 here. No correction. No retraction. No apology. No surprise. (Hat tip: Laura Embleton and other readers.) Update: […]

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 07:12 AM

This was a pleasant surprise.

KURTZ REVISITS THE FISHY SCHIAVO MEMO

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:15 AM

At long last Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz has written a full column about the so-called “GOP Talking Points” memo supposedly circulated by Republicans nearly two weeks ago. (Kurtz briefly mentioned the issue last week.) As I alluded to here, ABC News is defending itself on the ground that Linda Douglass reported that the […]

BURNED BY ANONYMOUS TIPSTERS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:07 AM

Josh Claybourn of In the Agora retracts the post that I criticized on Saturday morning: Late Friday evening I posted the accusations of four supposed Senate staffers who claimed a Democratic aide had distributed the “GOP” talking points memo. I now have reason to believe that in unraveling a hoax I was hoaxed myself. I […]

CRACKING DOWN ON “HATE SPEECH”

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:04 AM

The Council for Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully pressured National Review to pull ads for two books criticizing Islam. And Google is trying to curb expression of something or other over at the Jawa Report. CAIR is well within its rights to call for a boycott of National Review rather than critique the books it […]

CHILD PORN AND P2P: A REALITY CHECK

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 03:49 PM

The Supreme Court weighed in today on the pros and cons of file-sharing (which I’ve blogged about here, here, and here). Record companies and movie studios have sued to shut down peer-to-peer software makers such as Grokster and Morpheus, arguing that the millions of songs and movies copied each day over these networks have cut […]

HOW KOJO LOST HIS MOJO

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 11:24 AM

The much-anticipated Volcker report on the U.N. Oil for Food fiasco is scheduled to be posted here at noon today. The Wall Street Journal editorializes further on Kofi Annan’s son, Kojo, and his smelly Iraq connections–first reported by investigative blogger Roger L. Simon on Sunday night. Simon mentions that he will work in tandem with […]

RATHER TAKING HAPPY PILLS?

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 10:51 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer catches up with a strangely chipper Dan Rather, and Captain Ed finds Gunga Dan a little too gung ho. A snort-worthy must-read!

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