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20
Dec 10

Olbermann Uses Deceptive Edit to Attack Cavuto as ‘Hypocrite’; Full Video Shows Cavuto Said Opposite of Olby’s Charge

Last week, Neil Cavuto gave a devastating rant against Chris Matthews for his attack on Gov. Chris Christie’s weight. Within days, Matthews’ colleague Kieth Olbermann showed a video of Cavuto appearing to criticize the Surgeon General for being too fat.

Left-wing blogs grabbed hold of the Olbermann hypocrisy charge and plastered it everywhere. Even the usually-right-on-target Frances Martel at Mediaite took the bait:

The victim of said “racism” was a presidential nominee for surgeon general Regina Benjamin, who Cavuto then described as “not a lot fat, but fat enough fat for my next guest to say ‘fat chance,’” in an old segment Olbermann dug up. For this Cavuto won his runner-up spot on Olbermann’s “Worsts” segment today, where he railed against Cavuto’s “hypocrisy.”

Of course, the problem with Olbermann’s hysteria is that he is completely, 100% wrong. Cavuto’s comments that were grabbed to make Olby’s point were a lead-in to an interview. During the interview, it is clear that Cavuto is defending the Surgeon General and attacking his guest for calling her obese.

Here is the FULL segment Olbermann is referring to. As anyone can see, Mr. Cavuto spends the entire interview DEFENDING the Surgeon General and criticizing his guest’s attacks on her weight:

So far, there is no comment from Olbermann. Presumably he is still busy defending his smarmy and sycophantic interview with Michael Moore who seemed all to willing to excuse rape charges as “hooey” just so he can bond with Julian Assange. After all, the three seem to have a common enemy: the truth.

Mr. Olbermann, at long last, have you no shame sir?


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20
Dec 10

Olbermann Insists CNN’s GOP Debate with Tea Party Group Shows ‘Ongoing Rightward Drift’

CNN's announcement that it would host a Republican presidential debate next September with the Tea Party Express has caused leftist anchors and bloggers to regard CNN as unethical and leaning rightward, reports Kenneth Vogel at Politico:

MSNBC’s liberal anchor Keith Olbermann contended the move puts the lie to CNN’s effort to position itself as a more objective alternative to Fox and MSNBC and exposes an ongoing rightward drift

“The alliance isn't the problem. It's the continuing pretense that CNN is neutral,” he wrote in an email to POLITICO. “They've been hemorrhaging viewers not because they're non-partisan but because the viewers recognize they are arrogantly and condescendingly pretending to be.”

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18
Dec 10

Study Shows Fox News Viewers Most Misinformed

On some level, I suppose that this isn’t really all that surprising: News organizations can educate voters about public policy and economic conditions, but they can also misinform voters. As if to prove the point, a study released Friday found that “substantial levels of misinformation” seeped out to the electorate of the United States at […]
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17
Dec 10

After Centuries of Plunder, West Shows ‘Concern’ for Chinese Human Rights: Global Times, People’s Republic of China

With the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Beijing is at its angriest. This article by writer Dai Yan for China’s state-run Global Times lays bare China’s never-ending consternation over centuries of abuse at the hands of the Western powers, and the indignance many Chinese now feel toward […]
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17
Dec 10

Previewing The Sunday Shows

The days of Democratic control of both chambers of Congress are numbered going into the weekend before Christmas. The Senate’s ambitious year end agenda dominates the weekend shows as nine senators make appearances.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will go on “State of the Union.” “This Week” has Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) discussing the possibility of passing the new START Treaty. The Senate’s vote counters, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), will be on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the agenda going into Christmas and the week following it. “Face the Nation” hosts Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to highlight the finale of this year’s legislative session. Finally, “Meet the Press” has Vice Pres. Joe Biden to cover not only the Senate’s agenda but also foreign policy and the economy.

“Fox News Sunday” will also host Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to talk about the recent ruling on health care reform in his state.

Premiering Friday, but repeating on Sunday at 9 p.m., Fox News will air “Politicians’ Top 10 Promises Gone Wrong,” a one-hour special hosted by John Stossel. The program will examine political promises and their consequences. Topics include ‘cash for clunkers,’ the minimum wage, credit card reform, and health care reform.

Sunday

Meet the Press hosts Vice Pres. Joe Biden and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D).
Face the Nation hosts Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) .
This Week hosts Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), and the Washington Post‘s Rajiv Shah.
Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.).
State of the Union hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Association of Letter Carriers Fredric Rolando.

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17
Dec 10

Fox poll shows Obama approval at new low, 40/51

Double dip.
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16
Dec 10

Gallup shows base erosion for Obama

The (mininum) wages of triangulation.
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16
Dec 10

WaPo/ABC poll shows public “souring” on Afghanistan war

Searching for support.
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15
Dec 10

Vote Shows New START Has Enough Support For Ratification

Ratification of the New START treaty received a huge boost today as it received two-thirds support of the voting Senate on the motion to proceed to debate. While only 51 votes were needed to begin debate, this vote demonstrates that Republicans are divided on the treaty and that it has enough support to achieve ratification. The super majority vote also serves as a significant blow to Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) who was forced to back down from making the Senate clerk read the text of treaty.

Nine Republicans voted to support the motion to proceed — including Sens. John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME), George Voinovich (OH), Richard Lugar (IN), Scott Brown (MA), and Bob Bennett (R-UT). The final vote was 66 to 32. While this was short of the magic number of 67, two senators did not vote, including Democratic Senator Evan Bayh who is expected to support the treaty. In other words, this vote indicates that treaty will likely have the 67 votes needed for ratification.

Moreover, this was a procedural vote, not a vote on the final treaty. Republicans have often voted to filibuster legislation that they claim to support. For instance, Brown, Snowe, Lugar, and Murkowski all voted to filibuster Don’t Ask Don’t Tell for procedural reasons even though all claimed to support its repeal.

On START, Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) both voted for the treaty in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but voted no on the procedural vote. Furthermore, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has spoken previously about how he supports the treaty. So if anything, support for the treaty is likely to increase not decrease when it comes for a full vote. One would also expect this to be the case when senators can no longer hide behind a procedural justification (such as wanting to vote next year) to vote no and are forced once and for all to vote for a treaty supported by the U.S. military, every living Republican Secretary of State, the bipartisan foreign policy establishment, the nuclear lab directors, and all of our allies.

Today’s vote is also a big blow to Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), who just yesterday questioned whether Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had the votes and threatened to work to make sure START failed. As Jeffrey Lewis of Arms Control Wonk noted, “This is the worst outcome for Kyl: irrelevance.”

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15
Dec 10

Vote Shows New START Has Enough Support For Ratification

Ratification of the New START treaty received a huge boost today as it received two-thirds support of the voting Senate on the motion to proceed to debate. While only 51 votes were needed to begin debate, this vote demonstrates that Republicans are divided on the treaty and that it has enough support to achieve ratification. The super majority vote also serves as a significant blow to Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) who was forced to back down from making the Senate clerk read the text of treaty.

Nine Republicans voted to support the motion to proceed — including Sens. John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME), George Voinovich (OH), Richard Lugar (IN), Scott Brown (MA), and Bob Bennett (R-UT). The final vote was 66 to 32. While this was short of the magic number of 67, two senators did not vote, including Democratic Senator Evan Bayh who is expected to support the treaty. In other words, this vote indicates that treaty will likely have the 67 votes needed for ratification.

Moreover, this was a procedural vote, not a vote on the final treaty. Republicans have often voted to filibuster legislation that they claim to support. For instance, Brown, Snowe, Lugar, and Murkowski all voted to filibuster Don’t Ask Don’t Tell for procedural reasons even though all claimed to support its repeal.

On START, Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) both voted for the treaty in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but voted no on the procedural vote. Furthermore, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has spoken previously about how he supports the treaty. So if anything, support for the treaty is likely to increase not decrease when it comes for a full vote. One would also expect this to be the case when senators can no longer hide behind a procedural justification (such as wanting to vote next year) to vote no and are forced once and for all to vote for a treaty supported by the U.S. military, every living Republican Secretary of State, the bipartisan foreign policy establishment, the nuclear lab directors, and all of our allies.

Today’s vote is also a big blow to Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), who just yesterday questioned whether Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had the votes and threatened to work to make sure START failed. As Jeffrey Lewis of Arms Control Wonk noted, “This is the worst outcome for Kyl: irrelevance.”

Cross-posted at ThinkProgress.

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15
Dec 10

WTO Ruling Shows Trade Law Can Work for Workers

A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel’s ruling in favor of U.S. tariffs on passenger and light truck tires made in China shows “the rules of trade, when vigorously enforced, can be made to work for working people,” United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard said.  

In September 2009, President Obama became the first president to enforce U.S. trade law when he imposed tariffs to protect domestic workers against a surge in tire imports from China. The original complaint came from the USW, and Obama’s decision led to a rebound in the tire industry.

China appealed the decision to the WTO and the ruling was announced yesterday. Gerard applauded the Obama administration for “standing up and defending American jobs in its original decision to impose relief and in its strong defense of that action at the WTO.”

Fair trade law enforcement should be the standard of our government in requiring China to fulfill its obligations under its accession agreement with the WTO more than a decade ago.

“This is a major victory for the United States and particularly for American workers and businesses,” U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk said in a statement.

We have said all along that our imposition of duties on Chinese tires was fully consistent with our WTO obligations. It is significant that the WTO panel has agreed with us, on all grounds.

This is the latest in a series of wins for U.S. workers in their battle to level the trade playing field against China. The USW has filed a series of complaints against illegal and improper trade practices by China’s government.

In the past few months, the Obama administration has accepted a USW complaint against subsidies to clean energy manufacturers by China’s government and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in October ordered duties imposed on paper products illegally dumped in the United States by China’s government.

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13
Dec 10

Marist poll shows no bounce for Obama after negotiating with “hostage takers”

WaPo finds consensus on the deal, though.


In a curious but predictable divergence, Barack Obama’s popularity dropped while the deal he cut gained a broad political consensus.  A new Marist poll shows Obama hitting his lowest approval rating yet in their survey series, dropping to 42/50 from 45/48 during Thanksgiving week.  Even a ridiculously tilted sample of registered voters didn’t help: According […]

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12
Dec 10

Christine Whitman: Palin quitting as governor shows ‘attitude’ against constituents

In an interview on CNN, Christine Whitman said the only way for Palin to win in 2012, is to be a centrist.

Someone ask McCain if that worked out for him.

And if Palin is the nominee for 2012, Whitman finds it difficult to vote for her.

Liberty Pundits Blog


12
Dec 10

Christine Whitman: Palin quitting as governor shows ‘attitude’ against constituents

In an interview on CNN, Christine Whitman said the only way for Palin to win in 2012, is to be a centrist.

Someone ask McCain if that worked out for him.

And if Palin is the nominee for 2012, Whitman finds it difficult to vote for her.

Liberty Pundits Blog


12
Dec 10

New Research Shows That Conservatives Are Independent, Liberals Sheeple

A bit of fluff for a Friday morning

It goes without saying that conservatives and liberals don’t see the world in the same way. Now, research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that is exactly, and quite literally, the case.

In a new study, UNL researchers measured both liberals’ and conservatives’ reaction to “gaze cues” — a person’s tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person’s eye movements, even if it’s irrelevant to their current task — and found big differences between the two groups.

Liberals responded strongly to the prompts, consistently moving their attention in the direction suggested to them by a face on a computer screen. Conservatives, on the other hand, did not.

Why? Researchers suggested that conservatives’ value on personal autonomy might make them less likely to be influenced by others, and therefore less responsive to the visual prompts.

Liberals may have followed the “gaze cues,” meanwhile, because they tend to be more responsive to others, the study suggests.

Got that? Conservatives do things their own way, they aren’t going to follow the crowd, they stay on task. Liberals are flighty, easily suggestible, and have poor attention spans. Just remember this when you’re talking to someone. Have some fun with your liberal friends. Keep looking away, get them all confused.

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