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George Will: The tea party is the Republican establishment

Conservative columnist George Will says that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry doesn’t need to worry about the “Republican establishment” derailing his campaign because they have been co-opted by the tea party. “A lot of establishment Republicans worrying that [Perry] might give the plot away, do you think that is that…

Krugman slams media, Obama for ‘Orwellian centrism’

The Washington blogosphere was alive Sunday with talk about New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s column accusing the media and the Obama administration of “Orwellian centrism” in what he calls a re-writing of the history surrounding health care reform. Krugman criticizes Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank for an opinion piece…

Krugman: Obama has embraced conservative worldview

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says President Barack Obama has adopted a right-wing mindset on American politics and is allowing conservative “mythology” to instruct his view of US history. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and superstar commentator of the left excoriated Obama’s allegation that President Franklin Roosevelt initially dragged his…

Controversial New York Post columnist: Lohan deserves ‘swift kick in the teeth’

New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser, notorious for her outrageous quips, believes that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, sentenced to 90 days in jail, also deserves a “swift kick in the teeth.” The Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid often uses its editorial pages to blast the “morality” of today’s generation, even though…

Congressman calls Obama-Hitler comparison ‘brilliant’

A Texas Republican congresswoman told colleagues on that House floor Wednesday that a columnist who accused Obama of planting the seeds for a Nazi state is a “brilliant man.” The little noticed quip was picked up by the liberal blog ThinkProgress late Wednesday. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) quoted conservative columnist…

Fox Tea Party promoter probes Helen Thomas on ‘liberal bias’

Liberal isn’t a dirty word and Helen Thomas went on the Fox Business Network to prove it. Host Stuart Varney tried to trap Thomas by asking if she was “far left,” a term that Bill O’Reilly often uses to imply some liberals are nuts. Without pause, Thomas proudly admitted that…

NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy

Stanley Fish, author of The New York Times‘ “Opinionator” column, must have a soft spot for George W. Bush. In a recent piece, he employs just about every argument one could make to varnish the Bush legacy, fishing for proof in what one writer called “post-modern illusions” and citing a…

Krugman: ‘I’m pretty close to giving up on Obama’

“Health care reform — which is crucial for millions of Americans — hangs in the balance,” NYT columnist Paul Krugman opined Thursday. “Progressives are desperately in need of leadership; more specifically, House Democrats need to be told to pass the Senate bill, which isn’t what they wanted but is vastly…

Journo: ‘Stupid Murdochian war’ between NY Times, Wall Street Journal

It used to be that New York City was a big enough town to accommodate the massive institutional egos of both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. But ever since the Times published an article on Sunday suggesting that the Journal’s news coverage has been tilting to…

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