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The left wing idea of civil discourse

New Attempt at Civil Discourse From the Left: ‘F*ck Tea’
August 12, 2010 by Nathan Burchfiel

A “progressive” political activism campaign has launched a new project apparently aimed at engaging opponents in civil discourse about important issues of the day.

Their motto: “F*ck Tea.”

Setting its sights on the Tea Party movement, the Agenda Project has launched an online store to sell shirts and mugs with the slogan and inform visitors of some statistics about the Tea Parties – none of which are sourced.

On its own website, the Agenda Project claims its goal is “to build a powerful, intelligent, well-connected political movement capable of identifying and advancing rational, effective ideas in the public debate and in so doing ensure our country’s enduring success.”

“Our goal is to return normal Americans to the center of the policy debate by cultivating an understanding of public policy, facilitating common action, and connecting the best ideas and the strongest leaders with engaged citizens, elected officials, the media, political insiders, and experts through a variety of in-person and on-line platforms,” the group says.

Apparently that didn’t fit on a t-shirt.

Politico reports that the Agenda Project was founded by Erica Payne, who also helped establish the Democracy Alliance and the Center for American Progress, a left-wing think tank.

How Crazy? Actress Boasts She’d Kick Limbaugh In His Lady Parts, Michelle Malkin in the ‘Nut Sack’
August 13, 2010 by Tim Graham

After her ranting against Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday’s Larry King Live, actress Aisha Tyler tried to sound high-minded after she was accused by Dana Loesch of playing the race card: “Look, I’m a progressive, but I have a lot of conservative friends. When we have a conversation, we’re not screaming at each other about who is wrong and who is right. We trying to figure out how we’re going to move the country forward.”

Really? Because when Tyler appeared that morning on Stephanie Miller’s liberal talk radio show — the oh-so-dignified radio home of slavish Obama talking points and crotch humor — she was joking that she would like to kick Michelle Malkin in her “nut sack” (“wear a cup, lady.”) And she’d kick Limbaugh in his “vagina.”

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One sided news

MSNBC’s Harris-Lacewell: 14th Amendment Debate about Eugenics, Xenophobia
August 13, 2010 by Jeff Poor

Whenever Fox News host Glenn Beck raises the history of progressives and eugenics, or the possibility that eugenics is part of the motivation of a legitimate policy debate, the left-wing has a hissy fit. But when the left introduces it, we’re supposed to accept it as high-minded and scholarly, especially in the case Princeton University’s Melissa Harris-Lacewell.

On MSNBC’s Aug. 12 “Countdown,” liberal blowhard Keith Olbermann asked Harris-Lacewell, an MSNBC contributor, what the motivation was behind the proposition the 14th Amendment of the Constitution should be altered to close a loophole for illegal immigrants to achieve legal status in the United States. As expected, Harris-Lacewell suggested it was motivated by racism, but took it even further to say there was some sort of desire for genetic purity pushing it.

CMI’s Burchfiel Talks Media Double Standards on Fox & Friends
August 13, 2010 by New Busters

Culture and Media Institute Assistant Editor Nathan Burchfiel joined “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy on Aug. 13 to discuss media coverage of Harry Reid and the media double standard on controversial statements made by liberals versus conservatives.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told supporters on Aug. 10 that he couldn’t understand why “anyone with Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”

CBS ‘Early Show’: Nearly Five Minutes on Gay Marriage Ruling, One Sentence to Critics
August 13, 2010 by Kyle Drennen

For Climate Change Piece, ABC’s Dan Harris Skips Agenda of Global Warming Scientist
August 13, 2010 by Scott Whitlock

Good Morning America’s Dan Harris on Friday filed a report on extreme weather and failed to mention the agenda of a global warming scientist. Elizabeth Vargas teased the segment by fretting, “And coming up next, from killer heat waves to fires to those devastating floods in Pakistan and in Iowa, why all the severe weather? Is it global warning?”

Harris interviewed no skeptics of man-made global warming for the piece. He did, however, talk to scientist Gavin Schmidt, identified only as working for NASA.

Schmidt predicted doom: “The unusual heat waves, the unusual rainfall events will not be unusual in 10, 20, 30, 40 years’ time.” Not mentioned by Harris? Schmidt also writes for RealClimate.org, a blog site that has been endorsed by Al Gore and is hosted by the liberal Environmental Media Services.

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Can you guess the corrupt political party?

Of 351 Reports on Outrageous Bell, Calif. Salaries, Only One Mentions Employees Are Democrats
August 13, 2010 by Lachlan Markay

In late July, NB Contributing Editor Tom Blumer busted the Associated Press for neglecting to mention the party affiliations of scandal-plagued officials in Bell, California. The AP piece was one of hundreds of reports on the scandal. Of those hundreds, one solitary report mentioned party labels for the five officials.

Can you guess which party they belong to? I’ll bet you can.

The only news outlet that mentioned the officials were Democrats was the Orange County Register. And even that paper noted the absence of party labels only in response to reader complaints. “Our readers noticed one part of the story has been left out by virtually all media sources,” the paper’s editorial board wrote. “All five council members are members of the Democratic Party.”

ABC and NBC Refuse to Identify Corrupt Rostenkowski as a Democrat
August 11, 2010 by Brent Baker

Wire Watch: Rostenkowski Name That Party Round-up (See Update)
August 12, 2010 by Tom Blumer

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