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IS THE NEW YORK TIMES SERIOUS…

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2005 11:42 AM

…about restoring its credibility as a reliable source of news? Righty blogger/veteran journalist Mark Tapscott takes a closer look at the paper’s “Credibility Committee” report (sorry, the name is so snort-worthy) and at exec editor Bill Keller’s response, and actually has some good things to say about the ailing Gray Lady. If the paper’s editors […]

JOHN WALTON, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2005 10:36 AM

Via AP: Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate low-income children, has died in the crash of a homemade, experimental aircraft. Walton, of Jackson, Wyo., crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park, the company said. The cause of the crash […]

SOROS, SPORTS PORK, AND STUPID REPUBLICANS

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2005 10:07 AM

Well, well, well. It took George Soros for hypocritical Republican politicians to finally oppose tax-subsidized sports stadiums and antitrust exemptions for baseball. Mark this down as a milestone moment when I side with the likes of Soros and Democrat Rep. George Miller, who asks: Why should politics have anything to do with who owns the […]

CRACK REPORTING

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 04:21 PM

The NYPost has a tongue-in-cheek piece and photo spread on one of my pet peeves: people who think they look attractive with their thongs exposed, rolls of flab flapping, and pants hanging from their knees. The headline writers titled it: Butt Seriously. On a related note, a very pregnant Britney Spears may pose nude for […]

COVERING THE MILITARY THE RIGHT WAY

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 01:37 PM

Stephen Spruiell at The Media Blog highlights the new Pew Research survey showing the American public’s dissatisfaction with MSM coverage of the military. Writes Spruiell: This rising dissatisfaction with press coverage of the military doesn’t mean, however, that the public wants the press to become a propaganda outlet for the Pentagon. A large majority consistently […]

THE SEDITIOUS WARD CHURCHILL

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 12:10 PM

He just doesn’t shut up. Fortunately, the vigilant bloggers at Pirate Ballerina continue to track the nutty professor’s bloviations. At a forum on “conscientious objection and resistance to military recruiters” in Portland on Friday, Churchill seemed to suggest support for fragging–troops murdering their own on the battlefield–as an effective anti-war tactic. PB has transcript excerpts […]

SCOTUS WATCH: 10 COMMANDMENTS

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 11:33 AM

“On, but not in” seems to be the phrase of the moment on the Court’s split rulings related to the presence of the 10 Commandments on government property. Background at How Appealing–links to oral arguments transcripts in both the Texas and Kentucky cases. Alliance Defense Fund’s assessment is that the status quo has been maintained. […]

SCOTUS WATCH: CABLE COMPANIES DON’T HAVE TO SHARE THEIR LINES

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 11:26 AM

The Supremes uphold the property rights of cable companies. An ISP named Brand X had argued that it should be allowed to use infrastructure that the cable companies had built. In a bit of editorializing, AP reports that the decision “will limit competition and consumers’ choices.” In fact, the decision will encourage cable companies to […]

SCOTUS WATCH: MILLER/COOPER TO JAIL?

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 11:13 AM

Via Bloomberg News: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by reporters for the New York Times and Time magazine who face jail for refusing to disclose their sources to a prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity. The justices in Washington turned down arguments by New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time […]

SCOTUS WATCH: FILE-SHARING COMPANIES CAN BE SUED

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 11:06 AM

The SCOTUS struck a big blow for digital copyright protections this morning. Associated Press reports: Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting warnings that the lawsuits will stunt growth of cool tech gadgets […]

THE SUPREME COURT SIZZLES

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 27, 2005 12:47 AM

Hot day ahead for the Supreme Court as it ends its term; hands down some highly anticipated rulings (including a Ten Commandments case and the Cooper/Miller confidential sources appeal); and prepares for a likely resignation. Hugh Hewitt and Bill Kristol had dueling predictions last week. Hugh sez Rehnquist; Kristol sez O’Connor. We’ll know soon enough. […]

SUNDAY AFTERNOON LINK LOVE

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 26, 2005 12:28 PM

I promised my daughter this Care Bear cake for her birthday party later today, so I will be mixing a truckload of buttercream icing this afternoon and attempting cake decorating for the first time. Will post a photo if it doesn’t turn out to be a total disaster. (Update: Voila!) Meantime, some good Sunday afternoon […]

DEMS GONE WILD–ILLUSTRATED

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 25, 2005 11:50 PM

Will Franklin has put together a link-filled photo album of Rabid Donkeys on the Loose. Like this:Like Loading…

HELP SOLDIERS’ ANGELS

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 25, 2005 04:27 PM

I’ve written before on the “armor gap” and the dedicated volunteers at Soldiers’ Angels who continue to raise money to buy kevlar blankets for the troops. The Bush administration is dealing with the problem, slowly, but there’s always room for help. The angels have put out a new call for donations. Please check out their […]

WHERE IN THE WORLD

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 25, 2005 09:33 AM

Am scheduled to appear on Fox News Live around 12:20pm today to talk border security/immigration. Video here. Related: – Fox News special on American Gangs–Ties to Terror? – WND report, “Al-Jazeera to look at open U.S. border“ Like this:Like Loading…

MOONBAT WATCH: WISHING CHENEY ILL

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 11:55 PM

***See the update below. Arianna responds…*** Jeff Quinton sends word that the Huffington Post is reporting from Vail, Colo., on Dick Cheney’s alleged hospitalization for heart problems. I wouldn’t have linked directly to the HuffPuffers, but after glancing at the cesspool in the comments section, I figured you’d be interested. Here’s a sample: Hasn’t he […]

WHERE IN THE WORLD

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 12:31 PM

Scheduled to appear on FOX News Live at around 2:40 pm eastern time for a “lightning round” on Aruba, Rove, and Oprah. Video at The Political Teen. Trey Jackson has some headline fun. Like this:Like Loading…

HOME MATTERS: THE DAY AFTER

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 08:19 AM

The (right side of the) blogosphere’s response to yesterday’s SCOTUS ruling on Kelo v. New London has been stunning. And heartening. Eminent domain isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks “blogswarm.” But the fierce reaction to the decision shows that core economic liberty issues can still unite disparate factions of […]

SUPERSIZED PHONY

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 08:02 AM

Morgan Spurlock, director/producer of the smash hit “Super Size Me,” is coming out with a new documentary/reality TV show called “30 Days.” Debbie Schlussel, who was asked to appear on the show, says the outcome of the show was decided before production began: A show summary sent to me before taping said: “This process aims […]

DURBINIZER OF THE DAY: LINDA FOLEY

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 07:36 AM

Well, well, well. The dogged Hiawatha Bray, MSM journalist/blogger, sent word last night that Newspaper Guild president/military slanderer Linda Foley, has changed her tune. Check out her Durbinizing non-apology apology here. Meanwhile, Media Slander, which, like Bray, has relentlessly kept on Foley, notices that the newspaper union folks have taken a keen interest in its […]

BABY TORRES UPDATE

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 07:24 AM

Baby Torres, whose mom, Susan, suffered a stroke at 17 weeks pregnant and is in a coma, is alive and kicking. The Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald reports: It has been nearly eight weeks since Susan Torres (pictured at right with her oldest son) was rushed to the hospital after she suffered a stroke caused by […]

VOTER FRAUD, FAKE AND REAL

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 07:15 AM

Can the New York Times–yes, the New York Times–make this any clearer to the Democratic tinfoil hat-wearers who cling to “Ohio was stolen” election conspiracy: In Ohio Vote, Woes, Yes, Fraud, No David Limbaugh spells it out further: Black voter suppression? No. Exploitation? Yes. Meanwhile, most of the MSM are ignoring the story of Iranian […]

WOUNDED MILBLOGGER UPDATE

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 24, 2005 07:05 AM

CPT Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, the milblogger wounded by an IED in Iraq, is scheduled to arrive at Walter Reed this evening. Cpt. Ziegenfuss’s wife reports: There is one man (other than God Himself) in particular who saved Chuck’s life. CPT Jason Spencer, Chuck’s XO. Chuck said to me, “Jason saved my life. Don’t ever let […]

New word: “Durbanize”

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 23, 2005 09:50 PM

Blogger Billy Yates sends along today’s neologism: Durbinize, verb. 1. To make, either explicitly or implicitly, a moral, political, or factual equivalence between two situations which in reality have little or nothing in common. (After U. S. Senator Richard Durbin (D, ILL) who compared the alleged abusive treatment of a terrorist detainee held at Guantanamo […]

NEW WORD: “DURBINIZE”

By thisistwitchy  •  June 23, 2005 09:50 PM

Blogger Billy Yates sends along today’s neologism: Durbinize, verb. 1. To make, either explicitly or implicitly, a moral, political, or factual equivalence between two situations which in reality have little or nothing in common. (After U. S. Senator Richard Durbin (D, ILL) who compared the alleged abusive treatment of a terrorist detainee held at Guantanamo […]

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