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Don’t leave it to Cleaver, part 3

Leave it to Andrew Breitbart: I smelled a rat so I offered at first $10k five days after the highly publicized alleged incidents happened. How could we be five full news cycles into this major controversy and not have any evidence? In fact, the existing footage showed the Congressional Black Caucus walking and never once moving their heads toward any “racist outbursts.” Is it conceivable that all of them stoically »

Don’t leave it to Cleaver, part 2

We wrote about the claim that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver had been spit on and other black congressmen had been subject to racial abuse in “Don’t leave it to Cleaver” and in several other posts. These allegations remain lacking in any shred of proof beyond the say-so of the congressmen involved. What’s wrong with that? Among other things, one of the involved congressmen is Rep. James Clyburn, a member of the »

Don’t leave it to Cleaver

Democratic partisans and their mainstream media adjunct have sought to brand the Tea Party resistance to the Obama administration as racist and bigoted. Democratic congressmen alleged over the weekend that they were subjected to racist and bigoted epithets at the Tea Party-inspired rally protesting Obamacare at the Capitol. Fox News reported the allegations as facts, even though not a single video documenting the rally supports the allegations. Fox News took »

Don’t tax me, bro’!

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto is an incredibly talented and witty daily journalist, as he regularly demonstrates in his Best of the Web Today column. He’s also a wonderful critic of the New York Times. Here, for example, is his “shorter Paul Krugman,” condensed version of Krugman’s Thursday column: “Uh-oh, Obama’s talking about me! ” Taranto considered last week’s New York Times editorial Krugmania at greater length in “The »

Lewis, Carson, Cleaver and the phantom n-word

Yesterday the New York Times ran an ambiguous correction of Times reporter Matt Bai’s assertion that Tea Party protesters had abused Rep. John Lewis with “epithets” during the Obamacare protest on Capitol Hill on March 20. What was Mr. Times saying? I’d like to take a look at that in the next day. In the meantime, here is an altogether more straightforward message from the gentleman who calls himself Marooned »

Leave it to Mona

Mona Charen addresses the descent of the NAACP from a bona fide civil rights organization into a rump of the Democratic Party. The NAACP was of course back in the news this week on account of its having consigned the Tea Party movement to double secret probation. Mona calls out the NAACP on its ginned-up charge of racism against the Tea Party: So what is the NAACP talking about? Many »

Already Been Cleavered

There are precisely three witnesses to the alleged incident that occurred in the course of a public demonstration on Capitol Hill on March 20: Reps. Andre Carson, John Lewis, and Emanuel Cleaver. House majority James Clyburn immediately jumped on board to amplify the story and make sure it took off, as it did most notably in McClatchy’s “Tea party protesters scream ‘nigger’ at black congressmen.” According to Carson et al., »

Leave it to Nordlinger

Yesterday at NRO’s Corner Jay Nordlinger cited another instance of the mainstream media’s pollution of the record involving the Obamacare protesters doing their thing on Capitol Hill on March 20. We devoted some 18 installments of our “Don’t leave it to Cleaver” series to the subject Jay addresses here, but Jay’s expression of disgust adds to the record: The New Republic had a long, long piece on how Obama and »

A disgrace to nuts everwhere

The race is on to place Jared Loughner among conservatives and attribute responsibility for yesterday’s murders to the political opponents of President Obama. It is a handy device to stifle resistance to the left. As you might expect — see, e.g., “Don’t Leave it to Cleaver: Last call” — the folks at McClatchy News have pulled out all the stops. Fox News Sunday even hauled out Rep. James Clyburn, a »

Ten underreported stories of 2010, plus one

Dana Loesch performs a public service in compiling a list of the 10 most underreported stories of 2010. Her list is full of smart commentary and good links. I think that in one way or another we’ve gotten to almost all of the stories that Loesh lists, though I think we have failed to get up to speed on the Pigford story in any of its several manifestations. Loesh comments: »

Fecklessness, Swedish Style

Featured image In Stockholm, riots have taken place for six consecutive nights, with windows smashed, cars and schools set on fire, and policemen pelted with rocks. This would normally be considered a major problem, but the Swedes seem to be taking it pretty casually: Since last Sunday, May 19, rioters have taken to the streets of Stockholm’s suburbs every night, torching cars, schools, stores, office buildings and residential complexes. Yesterday, a police »

Ten Years: Ten Thoughts (plus John’s)

Featured image It was ten years ago this weekend — ten years ago today, I think, but maybe tomorrow — that John Hinderaker went to Blogger and set up Power Line. On Memorial Day that weekend he gave me a call and invited me to contribute. Once one of my kids helped me get into the publishing platform, we were off and running. Looking back, I thought I might take the occasion »

Liberal “reporting” promotes another bad Dem

Featured image In his post on Jane Mayer, the New Yorker, and Art Pope, John provides a case study in the modus operandi of the Democrat/Media Axis. As John’s series on the war on the Koch brothers demonstrates, the examples could be multiplied virtually without end. The Democrat/Media Axis also works equally hard to pump up or maintain the reputations of frauds, buffoons, and malefactors. The organs of the mainstream media are »

Holy Land Press Junket Instructions

So those of you who follow me on Ricochet will know that this week, Ricochet is going on a Holy Land Press Junket. That’s right, your Turkey correspondent’s been invited on a press junket to Israel, where she’ll be hooking up with Ricochet’s Permanent Holy Land Correspondent Judith Levy and our Pro-tem Holy Land Correspondent Mollie Hemmingway. Together we’ll be live-blogging, filming, and podcasting the entire week. Our hosts are »

Strong shots and long shots, cont’d

Listening to him on John’s radio program this afternoon, I think it’s fair to say Michael Barone picks: Ilario Pantano against Mike McIntyre in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District. Our readers pick: Jon Golnik against Nikki Tsongas in Massachusetts’ Fifth Congressional District. Dr. Michael Fallon against Dianna DeGette in Colorado’s First Congressional District. Dr. Joe Heck against Dina Titus in Nevada’s Third Congressional District. Spike Maynard against Nick Rahall in »

Let’s stay together…with Jim DeMint

Consternation in Democratic ranks (including MSNBC) followed the triumph of Alvin Greene over Vic Rawl last month in the South Carolina Democratic primary for the right to face incumbent Republican Jim DeMint. Greene is an unemployed veteran using a public defender to deal with an obscenities charge. As Victorino Matus recounted, Greene not only mustered the filing fee of $10,400 but also won handily with 58 percent of the vote. »

Who is Keith Ellison? (8)

Keith Ellison is the DFL (Democratic)-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat. On Sunday I wrote here about the February 2000 speech Ellison gave on behalf of former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah/Sara Jane Olson at a fundraiser sponsored for Solian/Olson by the National Lawyers Guild. At the time of the fundraiser, Soliah/Olson had been a fugitive from justice for 25 years, avoiding prosecution on charges related to »