Tom Brokaw says the White House Correspondents Dinner has grown too big for its britches. Glitz,glamour,TV stars, the press acting like the 1%? It should definitely be open for change.
The one side Mr. Brokaw fails to mention though is the fact that the Correspondents Association, during the dinner, raises money for scholarships. Ed Henry, incoming Association President, has been all over this on Twitter.
The recent massive ‘heat wave’ in America was really built up by the media as some kind of phenomenon (global warming perhaps?). Turns out it was much ado about nothing.
All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat.
Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken:[T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature…shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011.
That’s right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week’s “record-breaking heat.”
This is out of over 6000 records previously set for each day since such things have been reported.
Read more of Noel’s post at this link.
Noted socialist Lawrence ‘Larry’ O’Donnell on his ‘Last Word’ program on MSDNC, ripped into Newsweek over their Sarah Palin cover story (Gee Larry, you think they did it because she sells magazines??). He takes it about as well as can be expected as from the looks of things, it’s apparent Larry is suffering a bit of PDS.
In attacking Newsweek, O’Donnell even went out of his way to compliment Palin in a way she rarely hears from his side of the aisle: “She knows she’s lying when she says ‘I can win’– she’s smart enough to know.” “Newsweek does everything to make the madness of Sarah Palin sound reasonable,” he notes, ripping through sentence after sentence of what he called “the softest treatment the Lamestream Media ever has [given her].” He went on to attack its “pathetic pro-Palin tilt” and “utterly absurdist” conclusions, and conclude that Newsweek negotiated a deal with Palin to put her on the front page in exchange for access, which they feared they could lose if Palin didn’t “trust” them.
Tim Graham at Newsbusters notes:
O’Donnell never has a problem when Newsweek is offering its long, adoring profiles to Barack or Michelle Obama. But Palin-boosting is corrupt, since it promotes the corrupt conservatives.
It is very enjoyable watching her make liberals heads explode isn’t it? I think the last person to drive the media this bat-crazy was Ronald Reagan.