HILLARY CLINTON: DESPERATE AND DESPICABLE

Ken Berwitz Hillary Clinton\’s presidential candidacy is sinking like an unlucky Mammoth in the La Brea tar pits.  So what does she think will resurrect it?  Here are two examples: -In Cleveland, on Thursday Clinton said this: “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don\’t want to...

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HILLARY AND JEB AND DONALD AND BERNIE

I assume most readers have noticed that, as Hillary Clinton\’s campaign continues to unravel, Jeb Bush\’s campaign is doing the same on the Republican side. That, folks, is the benefit of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to this campaign.  Like them or not, people are contrasting their straight-talk, no weasel-word BS campaigns with the standard-issue “say it in a way that...

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RACIAL BIAS AND NETWORK NEWS. A PARTICULARLY UGLY EXAMPLE

Ken Berwitz Suppose NBC News reported that a White sheriff\’s deputy, in full uniform, shot a Black man, execution-style, while he was doing nothing other than filling his car with gas at a service station. Do you suppose race would be mentioned? Well, a short time ago, I watched NBC news report about a White sheriff\’s deputy, Darren H. Goforth of Harris County (Houston), Texas, who...

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O\’MALLEY: IS THIS WHY HIS CAMPAIGN NEVER TOOK OFF?

It is often said that the most dangerous animal is one who is cornered, and has nowhere else to go. Politically, the comaparative just might be an accomplished politician, looking for one job, who has been stopped dead by his own party…and has nothing to lose by lashing out and saying so. Excerpted from Philip Rucker, Ann Gearan and Dan Balz\’s article in the Washington...

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CNN\’S WAR ON CARLY FIORINA

CNN is telling us that it is not going to include Carly Fiorina among  participants in the upcoming Republican debate it is hosting.  Even though the polls say she is – in fact, the latest data show her in the top 7. Why?  Here\’s a possible answer for you:  Ms. Fiorina, as you may have noticed, is a woman.  And a woman running Republican and doing well among...

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A GORGEOUS BEACH DAY

Ken Berwitz What gorgeous, perfect beach day this is.   My beautiful bride and I are taking full advantage of it, here on the sands of Avon By The Sea, down the Jersey Shore.  (For you non-Jerseyites, that\’s Ah-von, not Ay-von.)  Okay, enough of this chit chat. Time to head for the water. Political blogging re-commences later in the day. ================== We finished...

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THE WASHINGTON POST AND ANTI-TRUMP MEDIA BIAS

As anyone knows, I am, to say the least, no fan of Donald Trump\’s. But I know a hit job when I see one.  And the Washington Post published a hit job on Trump that I feel compelled to call it out on. Here is the description, in Philip Rucker and Robert Costa\’s article, for the Washington Post, of Univision anchor Jorge Ramos\’s confrontation with Donald...

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WHY CAN\’T NPR FIND PRO-LIFE PEOPLE?

Ken Berwitz Taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) has a problem.  It can only find people on one side of a controversial issue. Yesterday, pro-choice Diane Rehm\’s show spent an hour called “New Tactics In the Anti-Abortion Movement”,  which discussed the series of grisly, devastating Planned Parenthood videos issued by the Center for Medical...

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“ICING” JOE BIDEN?

Does Hillary Clinton really think she can “ice” Joe Biden – i.e. scare off big donors and, by so doing, scare off Biden too? Evidently so. From Gabriel Debenedetti\’s article at politico.com: Hillary Clinton\’s team is getting tired of the Joe Biden talk. And this week, they want to kill it. From a sprint through Iowa that deflected attention from the email saga to...

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MISHEARD LYRICS

Ever hear of Stevie Riks?  I didn\’t until ten minutes ago.  But I just watched/listened to his “Misheard Lyrics” routine on various rock songs, and I laughed out loud – partly at what he was doing and partly on how unbelievably silly the presentation is. Click here and see what I\’m talking about. After that, we\’ll go back to politics, where most...

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THE MOST IDIOTIC HEADLINE OF THE YEAR: COMPETITION

In the previous blog I put up what I thought was the most idiotic headline of the year. I still do, but this one is definitely competitive….and, incredibly, it comes from the same web site. Here is how cbsnews.com headlined Donald Trump\’s rejection of a potential endorsement from career racist/anti-Semite David Duke – who complimented Trump earlier this week: Donald...

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THE MOST IDIOTIC HEADLINE OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

Did you know that no presidential candidate of either party supports gun control? Neither did I. But here is the headline currently being used for Rebecca Kaplan\’s article at cbsnews.com: “After Roanoke, Hillary Clinton is the lone 2016 voice for gun control” Please note that this does not say Clinton is the lone voice for additional or more stringent gun control...

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THE ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES HILLARY CLINTON (AND DONALD TRUMP)

In the just-released Quinnipiac poll, referenced in the previous blog, respondents were asked “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?” Here is every answer that received 10 or more mentions: Liar: 178, Dishonest: 123, Untrustworthy: 93, Experience: 82, Strong: 59, Bill: 56, Woman: 47, Smart: 31, Crook: 21, Untruthful: 19, Criminal: 18...

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HILLARY CLINTON: EVITABLE (CONT.)

Among the results of the latest Quinnipiac poll – as reported by Arit John of bloomberg.com: Here\’s one more reason to continue speculating about whether Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race: he polls better nationally against the leading three Republican candidates than Hillary Clinton, and has a higher favorability rating, too. According to a Quinnipiac...

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BARACK OBAMA: BUYING BIAS?

Has Barack Obama intentionally bought media bias, by giving high-level positions to spouses and siblings of media big shots? I received this from our pal Toy Insurance Bob this morning.  I have checked every part, it is 100% true: YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS RIGGED AND YOU COULDN\’T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, HUH? THIS MIGHT SOLVE THE PUZZLE. ABC News executive producer Ian...

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