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GM says free market is its savior, not government bailout

Free Enterprise – Not Government Oversight – Key to GM Turnaround, Say Company Officials
July 29, 2010 by Matt Cover

Free enterprise and the American marketplace – not the guiding hand of government – have revitalized the beleaguered automaker General Motors, which expects to announce another profitable quarter, according to GM officials.

President Barack Obama plans to visit a GM plant in Hamtramk, Michigan on July 30, and his administration is linking GM’s return to profitability with the bailout of the old GM the administration orchestrated last summer.

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A Profile in Bias: Christiane Amanpour, ABC’s New Host of ‘This Week’

A Profile in Bias: Christiane Amanpour, ABC’s New Host of ‘This Week’
July 29, 2010 by Scott Whitlock

On August 1, former CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour will become the permanent host of ABC’s This Week, replacing Jake Tapper. In preparation, the MRC has compiled the top ten examples of the journalist’s over-the-top liberal bias.

Despite asserting in 2009 that “nobody knows my biases,” Amanpour has gushed over many left-wing politicians, including Hillary Clinton: “…A lot of the women that I meet from traveling overseas are very impressed by you and admire your dignity.” She also justified Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize win, lauding, “He’s obviously done something very significant” since the U.S. now has a “new relationship with the rest of the world.”

Here are some of the highlights of what the MRC has uncovered. For the full top ten list, including video and MP3 audio clips, visit MRC.org’s Profile in Bias.

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CNBC promotes ‘tax cuts for the rich’ narrative, despite across-the-board nature of Bush tax cuts

CNBC Reporter: Bush Tax Cuts Only Affected Those Making $250K or More
July 30, 2010 by Tom Blumer

CNBC.com’s Jeff Cox needs to brush up on his financial history.

He believes that George W. Bush’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts affected only the highest-earning taxpayers, i.e., those who gross $250,000 a year of more. He’s wrong.

Here’s part of what Cox posted this morning (erroneous statement is bolded; HT to Mark Levin in his Thursday broadcast):

Letting Bush Tax Cuts Die Would Kill Recovery: Analysts

The nascent US economic recovery would be halted in 2011 if Congress fails to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, analysts at Deutsche Bank said.

The cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush and covered those earning more than $250,000, but they are set to expire at the end of this year.

CNBC eventually updated this story like this:

The cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush and in part covered those earning more than $250,000, but they are set to expire at the end of this year.

However, the “tax cuts for the rich” narrative persists, and this story still purposefully fails to acknowledge the Bush tax cuts were across the board – that means for everyone who pays federal income tax.

CNBC’s ‘Clarification’ of Bush Tax Cuts Still Ignores Their Across-the-Board Nature
July 31, 2010 by Tom Blumer

Bush Tax Cuts Erased Income Tax Burden for 7.8 Million Families
August 17, 2004 by J. Scott Moody and Scott A. Hodge

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Democratic Congressman Calls for Charges Against Black Panthers

First Democratic Congressman Calls for Charges Against Black Panthers
July 27, 2010 by Quin Hillyer

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat, has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that Mr. Holder re-file “criminal” charges against the now-infamous New Black Panthers involved in a 2008 voter-intimidation incident in Philadelphia:

” It appears that a decision was made in May 2009 to not use the full force of the law with regard to those members of the New Black Panther party who engaged in racist and wrongful behavior at a Philadelphia polling place. It is my understanding that certain civil charges have been downgraded for the main perpetrator and dropped for the other individuals involved. I urge you to review the matter and pursue the criminal case that your department did not originally pursue.”

(Actually, no criminal case ever was even preliminarily filed, but that’s another matter.) Rep. Sherman also wrote, in his July 19 letter, that he “would urge [the Justice] department to give higher priority and robust attention toward those cases of voter fraud and voter intimidation which are still within the relevant statute of limitations.”

The Sherman letter appears to be the first time that a congressional Democrat has demanded prosecution of the Black Panthers involved in the case. On those grounds alone, it could be a significant break in the dam that Democrats so far have provided DoJ against a flood of inquiries about the matter.

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President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’ – imagine if a white person said this

President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’
July 29, 2010 by Sam Youngman

EW YORK — President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”

The president appeared on ABC’s morning talk show “The View” Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”

“I mean we’re all kinds of mixed up,” Obama said. “That’s actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it.”

Remember that flap over that stupid monkey cartoon from the New York Post that had nothing to do with President Obama, but liberals were convinced otherwise?

Protesters picket New York Post over chimp cartoon
February 19, 2009 by Nico Hines

Sharpton cries foul over NY Post’s cartoon monkey business
February 18, 2009 by Daniel Nasaw

POST’S MONKEY BUSINESS: RACISM OR SATIRE?
February 20, 2009 by New York Post

Nothing more than a ho-hum response about Barrack Obama’s gaffe

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Gulf oil spill disappearing at astonishing rate

Oil in gulf is degrading, becoming harder to find, NOAA head says
July 27, 2010 by Marc Kaufman

On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay
July 27, 2010 by JUSTIN GILLIS and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

Gulf spill has not fouled most beaches but hurts tourism
July 28, 2010 by Wendy Koch

Time Mag Shocker: Rush Limbaugh Might Have Been Right About Oil Spill
July 29, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

Time magazine reported Thursday that Rush Limbaugh might have been right about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico not being the environmental disaster that everyone warned.

In an article surprisingly titled, “The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?”, author Michael Grunwald first insulted the conservative talk radio host:

The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill – he calls it “the leak” – is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.

Yet, in the very next paragraph, Grunwald shockingly changed his tune:

The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?
July 29, 2010 by MICHAEL GRUNWALD

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New Financial Regulation Law Exempts SEC From Public Disclosure

SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure
July 28, 2010 by Dunstan Prial

So much for transparency.

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

The law, signed last week by President Obama, exempts the SEC from disclosing records or information derived from “surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities.” Given that the SEC is a regulatory body, the provision covers almost every action by the agency, lawyers say. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot.

That argument comes despite the President saying that one of the cornerstones of the sweeping new legislation was more transparent financial markets. Indeed, in touting the new law, Obama specifically said it would “increase transparency in financial dealings.”

The SEC cited the new law Tuesday in a FOIA action brought by FOX Business Network. Steven Mintz, founding partner of law firm Mintz & Gold LLC in New York, lamented what he described as “the backroom deal that was cut between Congress and the SEC to keep the SEC’s failures secret. The only losers here are the American public.”

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Amazing hate speech from liberal media, will anyone on the left condemn it?

That Wacky Left: Mike Malloy Says ‘Murdoch Is a Nazi,’ Every Employee ‘a Potential Murderer’
July 25, 2010 by Tim Graham

While the “gatekeepers” of the “mainstream media” worry about the recklessness of conservative bloggers in the wake of the Shirley Sherrod speech, one easy rebuttal is the recklessness of liberal talk radio. Wild-eyed Mike Malloy was at it again Wednesday, suggesting Fox owner Rupert Murdoch is a “Nazi,” and every Murdoch employee is a “potential murderer.” They should be beaten violently:

Murdoch is a Nazi; Murdoch is a Nazi! And everyone that works for him is a potential murderer! Do you not — do you not get that? Why does anybody in this administration pay any attention whatsoever to anything these people say? They shouldn’t be listened to; they should be dragged into the street and pummeled! And I’d be very happy to be the first person to do it.

Malloy also trumped the Ed Schultz Netroots line that it’s too bad Glenn Beck thinks he’s going blind so he won’t see the country he’s destroying. Malloy hoped Beck goes blind, and Limbaugh goes deaf, and Dick Cheney dies. There is a “huge” number of racist white people in America:

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Serious disagreement among liberals on the Sharrod affair

Joan Walsh: Sherrod Can Call Fox and Breitbart Racist Because Father Was Killed By White Man
July 25, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

Howard Dean Calls Fox News Racist, Chris Wallace Strikes Back
July 25, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

Even Liberal Mediaite Knows Fox Didn’t Get Shirley Sherrod Fired
July 26, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

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Remembering Schorr’s lies

Looking Back at Schorr’s Goldwater-Nazi Axis CBS Evening News Hit Piece
July 25, 2010 by Brent Baker

Daniel Schorr’s passing on Friday, at age 93, reminded me of the kind of assaults CBS News unleashed on conservatives before there were any countervailing forums available. A 2001 Weekly Standard article (nine years in my “pending” file!) detailed a particularly vicious left-wing hit piece he narrated in 1964 which linked Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater with neo-Nazis in Germany, a CBS Evening News story notorious enough to earn a mention – if without any censure – in the New York Times and Washington Post obituaries.

In a June of 2001 Weekly Standard review of a memoir by Schorr about his years with CBS, CNN and NPR, Andrew Ferguson recited the piece which aired during the GOP’s convention:

“It looks as though Senator Goldwater, if nominated, will be starting his campaign here in Bavaria, center of Germany’s right wing” also known, Schorr added helpfully, as “Hitler’s one-time stomping ground.” Goldwater, he went on, had given an interview to Der Spiegel, “appealing to right-wing elements in Germany,” and had agreed to speak to a conclave of, yes, “right-wing Germans.” “Thus,” Schorr concluded, “there are signs that the American and German right wings are joining up.” Now back to you, Walter, and have a nice day!

Ferguson pointed out what eluded the Washington Post and New York Times: “Though easily checkable, it was false in all its particulars” and “was false in its obvious implication of an Anschluss between German neo-Nazis and U.S. Republicans.” Nonetheless, “if Schorr was embarrassed by the Goldwater episode, his memoir shows no signs of it.”

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