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Does Kathy Griffin show leftists have more in common with Islamic extremists than with America?

Kathy Griffin’s “edgy” comedic style has brought her into the spot light once again. This time she finds it “funny” and a work of “art” to display a severed head of President Trump. Incendiary speech is one thing the president is often criticized for, speech that supposedly incites violence. Apparently, we are supposed to ignore the actual violence inflicted upon city after city by leftwing antifa activists (who ironically employ violence, hate, and intolerance in the effort to fight against violence, hate, and intolerance). Are we also supposed to ignore the incendiary nature of Griffin’s shock art? I mean, if warning about the very real possibility of ISIS infiltrating our nation is the same as “violence” why shouldn’t Griffin’s so-called art qualify as the same thing?

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This is quite different from that Missouri rodeo clown back in 2013 who got fired for wearing an Obama mask. Not only was that guy banned for life by the Missouri State Fair Commission, that organization also demanded sensitivity training from the rodeo association.

And remember all that talk early on in President Obama’s first term about how people should respect the presidency? Remember how almost any criticism of Obama was branded as racist? Remember when Chris Rock said President Obama was like the “dad of the country” and “our boss”?

Yeah, that’s the opposite of how Trump has been treated. Granted, Trump troubles me in many ways. So did Obama. But I never said Obama wasn’t my president. Today, instead hearing how the president is our boss or the dad of the country, the leftwing mantra has been “not my president”. Harvard University recently did a study on anti-Trump news media bias in his first 100 days and there was shown to be substantially more bias against Trump than there was against the previous three presidents. According to the study, even Fox News (a network that is supposedly a shill for Trump) had a 52% negative coverage rate. Are we supposed to think CNN’s 93% negative coverage rate makes them more fair and balanced than Fox News? I don’t.

This also brings to mind a curious thing about the general political environment in the United States. Just as any rightwing criticism of President Obama was labeled racist, likewise any criticism of Islamic extremism is labeled Islamophobic. The frequent terrorist acts reported in the news all over the world are typically treated as isolated incidents, whereas the isolated mean things Europeans or Americans sometimes do to Muslims is branded as an epidemic of Islamophobia or Xenophobia.

Leftists went out of their way to defend Obama on any and everything he ever did (even defending his lies that were admitted to be lies), and they do the same for Islamic extremism. Why should we pretend Democrats know the difference between Islam and Islamic extremism? When they criticize Republicans for criticizing Islamic extremism, Democrats suddenly forget that distinction. Democrats prefer to accuse Republicans of thinking all Muslims are terrorists simply because Republicans condemn terrorism. When they do that, it is Democrats who fail to recognize the distinction. When Republicans say “we need to protect ourselves against terrorism” Democrats hear “we need to protect ourselves against Muslims”.

Republicans are well aware of the difference between terrorists and peaceful Muslims who just want to live their lives, such as Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser who frequently speaks out against Islamic extremism and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a feminist activist and victim of FGM who also speaks out against Islamic extremism. Republicans recognize both of them as 1) from Muslim origins and 2) not terrorists. Yet both are branded as Islamophobic by the political left.

I can’t help but notice the overwhelming impulse liberals have to defend Islamic extremists, to invite them into Western countries, and extend the hand of friendship. When a terrorist act kills innocent civilians, rest assured leftists will rally to sympathize with MUSLIMS and act all apologetic, as if Westerners were the aggressors and not the victims (making me wonder, if terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, why do liberals reach out to Muslims after a terrorist attack? Is this another example that liberals fail to distinguish between the two?). At the same time, these same liberals condemn the political right here at home as terrorists, racists, fascists, and bigots in every way. It seems to me western liberals identify more closely with Islamic extremists than they do with Western civilization. Just look at Kathy Griffin, holding that mock bloody, severed head of President Trump thinking she’s actually making a statement against hate, not realizing who she is mimicking.

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Modern Educayshun – social justice is better than an education

The follow up to #Equality, Modern Educayshun delves into the potential dangers of our increasingly reactionary culture bred by social media and political correctness.
Written and Directed by Neel Kolhatkar
Instagram & Twitter @neelkolhatkar

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Which politician can’t figure out meetings, a fax machine, or how to get her own tea?

Is this what being in touch with the American people looks like? Smart power indeed!

original article: Email bombshells from Hillary’s secret account show she didn’t know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea
July 1, 2015 by DAVID MARTOSKO

Hillary Clinton’s emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state.
And on Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year.
They describe the ordinary and the shocking – everything from meeting recaps to the involvement in the agency of Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s 2008 election hatchet-man who had officially been exiled from the administration.
They also paint the onetime first lady and New York senator as technologically maladroit – she was all thumbs with an office fax machine – and distant enough from her husband Bill that their aides kept each informed about the other’s doings.
She used her email to let aides know she was thirsty. ‘Pls call Sarah and ask her if she can get me some iced tea,’ one message read.

And then there’s ‘Santa’ Nikkels– the Chappaqua, N.Y. hairdresser on Clinton’s meeting schedule who kept her from making it to the airport on time.

‘I’m seeing Santa at 8:30,’ she wrote her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin six months after taking office, ‘so [we] won’t take off until closer to 9:30.’

Buried in the din of thousands of people devouring the emails Tuesday night, though, was something more ominous for Clinton insiders: news that the State Department had decided to treat some two dozen of the messages as ‘classified’ – ruling as lawyers vetted the material that some of it was too sensitive to expose publicly.

Clinton and her campaign surrogates insisted beginning in April that her private email server was never a national security risk and never housed classified documents.

But State spokesman Alex Gerlach acknowledged Tuesday night that ‘portions of 25 emails were subsequently upgraded’ to the classification level ‘confidential’ – a notch below ‘secret.’

WHO'S SANTA? The mysterious character in the Clinton saga could be a hairdresser, a trainer, a Secret Service agent or even a dog-sitter but the State Department isn't saying 

WHO’S SANTA? The mysterious character in the Clinton saga could be a hairdresser, a trainer, a Secret Service agent or even a dog-sitter but the State Department isn’t saying

THIRSTY: Hillary Clinton got so comfortable with email that by late 2009 she was using it to tell aides to bring her iced tea 

THIRSTY: Hillary Clinton got so comfortable with email that by late 2009 she was using it to tell aides to bring her iced tea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her Blackberry phone alongside Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan in November 2011 while on an official trip to South Korea 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her Blackberry phone alongside Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan in November 2011 while on an official trip to South Korea

‘It is routine to upgrade information to classified status during the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act] process,’ he said.

The emails show that there was nothing routine, however, about the relationship between Clinton’s State Department and her ‘old friend’ Sidney Blumenthal, the man who flung spears at Barack Obama on her behalf throughout the bruising 2008 Democratic presidential campaign season.

Blumenthal was unofficially exiled from the Obama administration because the White House saw him as untrustworthy. Hillary tried, unsuccessfuly, to hire him anyway.

When she hit a dead end, Clinton put him on payroll with her family foundation at a rate of $10,000 per month.

From that perch, he sent Hillary a steady stream of intelligence briefings on Libya, including some around the time of the deadly 2012 terror attacks.

During an Iowa campaign stop in May, Clinton told reporters that Blumenthal had sent her ‘unsolicited emails’ containing advice.

But in 2009 she was in regular contact with him to ask for his counsel, the latest released emails show.

‘Are you still awake?’ she emailed him at 10:35 one October night. ‘I will call if you are.’

3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails released

WHAT'S THAT SCREECHING SOUND? It took 15 minutes for a Clinton senior staffer to teach her why it?s a bad idea to take a fax machine's handset off the hook when someone is trying to send a fax 

WHAT’S THAT SCREECHING SOUND? It took 15 minutes for a Clinton senior staffer to teach her why it?s a bad idea to take a fax machine’s handset off the hook when someone is trying to send a fax

JUST LIKE US! Clinton and her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin discussed weighty matters of state like which private jet to reserve for a trip

JUST LIKE US! Clinton and her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin discussed weighty matters of state like which private jet to reserve for a trip

Clinton has also sought to downplay any thought that she was actually using information from Blumenthal in her work.

But on at least one occasion, she passed his thoughts to her most senior aides.

‘The speechwriting crew is taking Sid’s points below and massaging them into a set of remarks,’ her policy planning chief Jake Sullivan told her in an email.

The ‘Sid’ factor threatens to proide Clinton’s opponents with ammunition against her in 2016.

He was gathering intelligence for her on the sly, outside the regular chain of command, and with no legal oversight. He was also being paid by the same Clinton Foundation that was simultaneously accepting multimillion-dollar donations from foreign companies and governments.

Blumenthal also tried to get Hillary interested in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme to elect former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to the presidency of the European Council. ‘Tony is somewhat downcast on his chances,’ Blumenthal wrote, suggesting Clinton might ‘weigh in’ with top European diplomats on his behalf.

‘Your part in this may yet be important,’ he wrote.

State Department released first set of Clinton emails in May

Emailer: While her husband does not use the medium, according to his staff, Hillary did
Huma Abedin who is Hillary Clinton's vice chairwoman of her 2016 campaign for President

Correspondence: The majority of the emails loop in Huma Abedin who is Hillary Clinton’s vice chairwoman of her 2016 campaign for President

Blumenthal’s deep-burrowed connections in Clintonland are old news, but the number of people who managed to keep Clinton’s private email address a secret is surprising.

Despite the collective shock inside the D.C. beltway when news of the off-the-books account surfaced, many of Washington’s most influential Democrats were already in on it.

Political operative David Axelrod had her email address almost from the start, specifically asking her chief of staff for it in 2009, but claimed just weeks ago that he was unaware of it.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wrote to her at the now-infamous ‘HDR22@clintonemail.com.’

So did outgoing Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski; socialite 1-percenter Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Bill Clinton-era former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie; retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark; liberal think tank chief John Podesta of the Center for American Progress; and lawyer-lobbyist Lanny Davis – who was later shamed for taking millions from West African strongmen.

In one of the odder exchanges, Clinton urged Podesta to ‘please wear socks to bed to keep your feet warm’.

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM HILLARY CLINTON’S STATE DEPARTMENT EMAILS RELEASED TUESDAY

1. Many of Washington’s most influential Democrats had Hillary’s secret address, including political operatives like David Axelrod, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and liberal think tank chief John Podesta

2. Bill and Hillary Clinton apparently communicated through surrogates, with one Bill insider telling Hillary’s chief of staff to let her know her husband had accepted a role as UN Special Envoy to Haiti

3. The State Department’s top diplomatic protocol officer crowed to Hillary that an email contest run by political consultant Paul Begala helped her retire $500,000 of her campaign debt from the 2008 presidential race

4. Hillary’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin pressed her to make tough decisions, like whether to delay a trip departure for three hours so she could take a larger private jet

5. The State Department was worried that reporters would discover Sidney Blumenthal, a Hillary campaign hatchet-man banned from the agency by President Obama, was still secretly advising her – and Blumenthal managed to spill he beans to an Associated Press reporter without knowing who he was talking to

6. Despite later claiming Blumenthal’s frequent email memos were ‘unsolicited’ and of little value, Hillary later made some of his suggestions part of her foreign policy speeches

7. In June 2009 Hillary learned from a radio broadcast that President Obama was about to hold a cabinet meeting; she emailed her scheduler to ask ‘Can I go?’

DISTANT: When Bill Clinton accepted a United Nations offer to serve as a special envoy to Haiti, he never told his wife. The news reached her after Bill's aide told Hillary's aide

DISTANT: When Bill Clinton accepted a United Nations offer to serve as a special envoy to Haiti, he never told his wife. The news reached her after Bill’s aide told Hillary’s aide

Also in the loop was Brian Greenspun, the publisher of the Las Vegas Sun – a newspaper that endorsed Clinton in 2008.

The Sun published a story shortly after Clinton launched her campaign, advising her on how to avoid repeating her Democratic primary collapse of eight years ago.

‘Excite Latinos and Asian-Americans,’ the paper’s reporter wrote, and ‘Take advantage of the Harry Reid machine.’

The emails released Tuesday night cover the calendar year 2009, when there was not yet any inkling of what would happen three years later in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Republicans have bet a slice of their election credibility on the premise that Clinton’s incompetence opened the door to the 2012 terror attack there that killed a U.S. ambassador; and that her Machiavellian scheming was central to a cover-up of the nature of the attack just weeks before Obama stood for re-election.

Even when State Department lawyers have vetted every page, journalists and lawmakers may never know what Clinton deleted from the public record.

She claimed in April that she scrubbed the server of more than 31,000 emails which she deemed ‘personal’ in nature.

Twitter let out a collective guffaw Tuesday night in the direction of a December 2009 email exchange between Clinton and Abedin – who invested 15 minutes trying to teach her boss how the handset on a fax machine worked.

Exclusive: Santa's Hair Salon in Chappaqua, which the emails disclosed was used by Hillary.
Exclusive: Santa's Hair Salon in Chappaqua, which the emails disclosed was used by Hillary.

Exclusive: Santa’s Hair Salon in Chappaqua, which the emails disclosed was used by Hillary.

Arm's length: Bill Clinton in Oslo, Norway, today with Norwegian foreign minister Boerge Brende. The emails show he and Hillary often communicated to each other through their aides.

Arm’s length: Bill Clinton in Oslo, Norway, today with Norwegian foreign minister Boerge Brende. The emails show he and Hillary often communicated to each other through their aides.

‘Can you hang up the fax line?’ Abedin wrote. ‘They will call again and try fax.’

‘I thought it was supposed to be off [the] hook to work?’ Clinton responded.

‘Yes,’ Abedin wrote, ‘but hang up one more time. So they can establish the line.’

‘I did,’ Clinton replied.

‘Just pick up [the] phone and hang it up. And leave it hung up,’ Abedin shot back.

‘I’ve done it twice now,’ replied a befuddled Hillary.

It was Abedin who emailed Clinton in July 2009 to ask her about her preferred travel arrangements when a private jet wasn’t available as planned.

What to do? Wait an extra three hours for a 19-passenger Gulfstream III aircraft, or settle for the six-seat Learjet that’s fueled and ready?

‘The g3 is delayed till 5pm wheels up,’ Abedin wrote her. ‘There is a lear available at 2pm with 6 seats. Do u want to just leave at 5?’

In other instances it was chief of staff Cheryl Mills who shed light on Clinton’s life.

When former president Bill Clinton agreed to serve as the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti following a devastating 2009 earthquake, he didn’t tell her.

It was Bill’s trusted aide Doug Band who told Mills: ‘Wjc [Bill] just told SecGen [Ban Ki-moon] that he would do Haiti special envoy,’ Band wrote her.

‘Wjc said he was going to call hrc [Hillary] but hasn’t had time.’

Mills ricocheted the message to her own deputy in two minutes’ time.

‘You need to walk this to HRC if she is not gone,’ Mills wrote aide Nora Toiv. ‘I am also going to give WH [the White House] heads up.’

While nothing in Tuesday night’s release validates the GOP’s hope for evidence that Hillary is crooked or misused her office, another top State Department official may have violated federal election law.

How many want to be president? The emails revealed that Tony Blair (second from left with his wife Cherie in 1998) felt his bid to be president of the European Council was floundering. Sidney Blumenthal urged Hillary to support her and former President Clinton's old friend in his campaign, which ultimately failed

How many want to be president? The emails revealed that Tony Blair (second from left with his wife Cherie in 1998) felt his bid to be president of the European Council was floundering. Sidney Blumenthal urged Hillary to support her and former President Clinton’s old friend in his campaign, which ultimately failed

Chief Protocol Officer Capricia Penavic Marshall emailed Democratic political consultant Paul Begala – and another recipient whose name the State Department redacted – to thank him for helping raise a half-million dollars to pay Clinton’s bills from her failed presidential run.

‘We raised $500K from the email contest!!,’ Marshall wrote. ‘You all are amazing – the world adores you! You put a serious hole in hrc debt!’

Federal law forbids government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources, including office computers and other devices, in connection with political fundraising – even if the money collected goes to retire old campaign costs.

‘What we learned tonight is troubling,’ Republican National Committee chairman Reice Priebus said in a statement Tuesday night.

‘Administration officials knew more than previously disclosed, Sidney Blumenthal was involved with more than just providing Libya off-the-books intelligence, and State Department officials were possibly fundraising on government accounts.’

Priebus called the revelations ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ and joined congressional Republicans in demanding that she hand over to independent investigators the actual computer hardware that once held the messages.

In correspondence with the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Clinton’s attorney has insisted that’s not going to happen.

 

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Lack of outrage at Letterman shows us the real war on women

original article: PC LETTERMAN’S REAL ‘WAR ON WOMEN
April 23, 2015 by Joseph Farah

There was David Letterman last week warming up his studio audience before airtime, preparing them for live laugh tracks for the show.

Apparently, not being prepared with any jokes he wanted to waste off air, he decided to react to questions from the group.

According to an account in the New York Post and other sources, the first one came from a college staffer who asked what advice the scandal-scarred funnyman would give to this year’s graduates.

Without missing a beat, what came to mind for the late-night host was these politically incorrect sage words of wisdom: “Treat a lady like a whore, and a whore like a lady.”

Huh?

This from a guy who panders to so-called “progressives” with uncanny consistency – referring to Rachel Maddow as “the smartest person in the world,” characterizing Michele Bachmann as a “whacko” and throwing softballs to Barack and Michelle Obama?

Scratch a so-called “progressive” and they reveal their true character.

Now, I’m 60 years old, and I have never heard that expression. I did not grow up as a sheltered Christian. I was a bomb-throwing lefty as a young man. But this is one of the most insulting proverbs I have ever heard in my life – particularly about women.

But Letterman will survive this little controversy unscathed – mark my words. Because he has paid his dues by paying homage to “progressive” causes and personalities over the years. He’s earned immunity. He can say whatever he wants. He’s got a get-out-of-jail-free card from the PC police. That he is retiring as host of his show is beside the point.

By the way, if it was a joke, it bombed. That’s how the world even knows about it.

This is the real Letterman, by the way. Don’t forget in 2009 the married comic was forced to admit having a series of affairs with female staffers. That didn’t matter to the radical feminist crowd either – any more than Bill Clinton’s sexual predatory behavior, including at least one credible allegation of rape, did.

He, too, had earned “progressive immunity.” So did his wife who helped him cover it all up. She still does, as she carries on about the “war on women.”

We’ve learned the saying uttered by Letterman is a throwback to another age, first attributed to 1930s screenwriter Wilson Mizner. But it’s those quick retorts that often reveal more about a person’s character than the scripted material he’s used to following.

When the zinger fell flat, Letterman tried to recover by urging future alums to “eat a lot of salad” and always be nice, said one person present in the studio.

Nice try, Letterman. Quick comeback.

Think about what that saying really means: It suggests nice women want to be treated like tramps. It turns women into sex objects. It’s disgusting. I can say that as the father of five daughters. One doesn’t need to be a feminist.

Interestingly, I haven’t seen the NOW gang jump on Letterman. That makes my case. If you say Rachel Maddow’s the smartest person in the world, you can get away with being a misogynist.

Personally, I think it’s time to judge people on the basis of what they do and what they say in unguarded moments behind closed doors rather than by the carefully rehearsed patronizing political pabulum they spew.

But keep in mind, it’s not just Letterman. You will see this behavior throughout Hollywood. They love everything that smacks of progressivism, but watch what they do behind closed doors. I’ve seen it firsthand. I’ve been there. The hypocrisy is palpable. And nobody seems to care.

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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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V bumper stickers

For those of you who watch the “V” remade TV series, and who recognize the parallels between miracles and promises the V’s offer the world and those offered by Democrats, here are two bumper stickers for your amusement.

V for Democrat, we are of peace

V for Democrat, universal health care

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Why does Madonna hate Sarah Palin?

Madonna: ‘Sarah Palin Isn’t Welcome On Tour’
October 7, 2008 by Laura Elias

Madonna Downplays Her Physical Threats Against Sarah Palin: ‘It’s A Metaphor’
October 14, 2008 by Sarah Muller

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When faking a pose for a photo op…

This is an altered photo, not as it really happened.

President Obama posing for a photo op with the American flag.

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He’s Not an Objective Journalist, But He Plays One on MSNBC Promos
August 6, 2009 by Ken Shepherd

Is MSNBC trying to host a comedy program now?

“[W]e’ve got to be journalists. We’ve got to keep the facts straight.”

That’s Chris Matthews referring to the professional standards governing his “Hardball” program in an MSNBC promo that aired in a commercial break halfway through the program’s August 6 edition.

You can view the video below the page break.

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Washington Post apologizes for Clinton joke
August 6, 2009 by Associated Press

You’ve got to be kidding me. No stalling, no attempt to defend the journalists, no insisting that the freedom of the press or free speech be protected?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Washington Post journalists are apologizing and their satirical online video series has been canceled following criticism of a joke they told about Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli killed the “Mouthpiece Theater” series Wednesday after pulling the latest episode from the paper’s Web site Friday.

In the video, columnist Dana Milbank and White House correspondent and blogger Chris Cillizza appeared in smoking jackets to discuss the kinds of beer politicians might drink. Milbank said he couldn’t reveal to whom President Barack Obama would serve a drink called “Mad B—- Beer.” That line was followed by a brief picture of Clinton.

The group Women, Action and the Media complained to the Post in a letter signed by 32 women. They called the video “sexist” and “tasteless.”

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