Well. You could knock me over with a feather.
A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”
“If this is true, it would not surprise me at all. The New York Times is a liberal newspaper. It is dedicated to furthering the Democratic Party,” said Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of Political Science at Grove City College. “People think The New York Times is an objective news source and it is not. It would not surprise me that if they had a news story that would have swayed the election into McCain’s favor they would not have used it.”
‘Cause without them there experts we rubes wouldn’t know fancy stuff like this.
But presidential experts from the right and left who spoke with The Hill said that if gaffes keep adding up, Obama may be damaged by incidents ranging from a foot in the mouth to a protocol faux pas.
“Gaffes do shape the public perception of the president because the mistakes that one makes reveal how you think and what you’re doing,” said Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. “Ultimately, that can add up to an unfavorable public profile.”
Gee, Cletus. Ya think?
They’ve suspended the account of the James Randi Educational Foundation. So apparently YouTube is quite comfortable hosting Jihadi filth, but one of the leading lights of rationalism is not permitted.
To give them a piece of your mind go here.
- Scroll to the very bottom and click on “new issue”
- Select “suspended account” from the options and express your opinion.
If you’d like to mirror the video a copy is here. That’s what I did: Downloaded it, then uploaded it to my YouTube account and then embedded it above.
TS Eliot rejected Animal Farm for publication. He certainly missed the point.
Eliot wrote: “After all, your pigs are far more intelligent than the other animals, and therefore the best qualified to run the farm – in fact there couldn’t have been an Animal Farm at all without them: so that what was needed (someone might argue) was not more communism but more public-spirited pigs.”
As Mark Hemmingway puts it, “being stupid on camera is a crime that Christopher Hitchens will prosecute to the fullest extent.”
Don’t watch unless you can handle a battle of wits against an unarmed man.