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Bill Maher Out Juan-Williamses Juan Williams, Media Silence Erupts

Posted by Mats on 01/11/2010


This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Unless you spent the past 10 days high in the Himalayas worshipping the Aqua Buddha, you are aware that Juan Williams was fired from NPR, and subjected to howls of “racist” from the left-blogosphere and media, for expressing that he becomes uncomfortable when he sees people in “Muslim garb” on airplanes (he acknowledged at the same time that such fears were based on unfair stereotypes).

One high-traffic left-wing blog even referred to Williams as Fox News’ “lawn jockey.” (Which was not the first time that slur was used by the left against Williams.)

Yet, there have not been similar howls regarding left-wing superstar Bill Maher, who recently expressed concern about the spread of Islam in the West, as reported by Mediaite:

Those who accuse the once libertarian Bill Maher of becoming too much of a liberal apologist might want to clean their ears. Maher made a Juan Williams-esque confession on his program when he apprehensively noted that Mohammed has just become the most popular baby name in Britain. “Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that?” Maher asked his panel. “Because I am. And it’s not because of the race, it’s because of the religion. I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years?”

Maher will get a pass because he serves other purposes. Maher attacks Christians, Republicans, conservatives and Tea Partiers with even more vigor than he attacks Islam.

And of course, Maher is most famous of late for attempting to smite the dreaded O’Donnell of Delaware.

It seems that in the eyes of the left-blogosphere and media, “Islamophobia” is in the eye of the beholder, and that beholding is strictly partisan.

Related Posts:
Media Matters Is The Symptom, Not The Disease
Juan Williams Was Fox News’ “Lawn Jockey”
Juan Williams Fired For Acknowledging Negative Stereotypes

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Bush asked conservatives to go easy on Obama

Posted by Mats on 10/10/2010

CNN recently published a poll that posed the question: Bush versus Obama: Who was the better president?

(CNN) – Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday also indicates in the battle for Congress, Republicans hold large advantages over the Democrats among independents, men and blue-collar whites. The poll also indicates that Republicans are much more enthusiastic than Democrats to vote.

By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.

“Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush’s name while campaigning this year.” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Perhaps we are polling the wrong question. A better question might be: Bush versus Obama: Who is the better person?

The Bush haters have been relentless, both while he was in office and the nearly two years since he left office. He has never once responded in kind. He has remained above the fray even though his successor continues to blame him for every problem he faces today. However, based upon the CNN poll results it appears Americans are beginning to appreciate President Bush’s achievements and qualities. Apparently, even in the face of blistering and relentless attacks from the current White House occupants and the sycophant MSM, President Bush has risen 21 points from a similar poll from last year. Obviously the “Blame Bush” campaign isn’t working.

I want to share a story I read about at HillBuzz.

On Tuesday, I was in Georgia for a panel discussion on Islamonazism when Michael Medved told the audience about a meeting he and other conservative radio hosts had with President George W. Bush on the last Wednesday he was in the White House.

The President summoned Medved, Hugh Hewitt, and a bunch of others to the Oval Office where he sat them down on the couches, pulled up a chair, looked them all in the eyes and told them “to go easy on the new guy and let him grow into the job because it’s harder than any of you could imagine”.

Bush, the villain…Bush, the terrible…Bush, the demented cowboy riding nightmare through the imaginations of the Left even to this day…summoned conservative radio hosts with great sway and influence to the White House so that he could sit them down and make them promise to go easy on Obama after his inauguration.

Bush told these radio hosts that, for the good of the country, they needed to allow Obama the chance to prove himself. Though they were conservative and he was a Democrat, Bush told these men that as Americans they needed to root for him to succeed and to give him the chance to grow into the role that he won in the election and to prove he was up to the job and capable of leading the nation.

Bush was the captain of a ship preparing to turn the wheel of state over to his successor, and he actually took steps to make sure Republicans did not initiate a groundless partisan war from Day One, just because this president was from the other side of the aisle.

Bush demanded Obama be given his chance to succeed before criticism was automatically flung at him.

Amazing, isn’t it?

HillBuzz titled the story “Another awesome George W. Bush story you probably have never heard that makes me hate myself for ever saying anything bad about this man.”

Many Americans seem to be reevaluating their opinion of President Bush. I’m glad. He is a fine man. He was a good President. I felt safe while he was in office. I never doubted his sincerity. I might not have agreed with him in every instance but I never questioned his love for America. And I believe history will affirm that he was right a lot more than wrong.

I hope that you take this opportunity to remember President Bush’s contributions to this country and the world.

May God bless you President Bush and thank you for your service.

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The “confrontational tone” of Chris Christie

Posted by Mats on 07/08/2010

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NY Times Now Pushing Child Porn Agenda

Posted by Mats on 26/06/2010

This was sick.

The New York Times
published a glowing piece on a liberal judge who does not believe in punishing those who enjoy child porn. The judge, Jack Weinstein, has even thrown out child porn convictions that would have ensured at least 5 years behind bars.
The judge believes: “We’re too tough on child pornographers.”

In his 43-year career as a federal judge, Jack B. Weinstein has come to be identified by his efforts to combat what he calls “the unnecessary cruelty of the law.” His most recent crusade is particularly striking because of the beneficiary: a man who has amassed a vast collection of child pornography.

Judge Weinstein, who sits in the United States District Court in Brooklyn, has twice thrown out convictions that would have ensured that the man spend at least five years behind bars. He has pledged to break protocol and inform the next jury about the mandatory prison sentence that the charges carry. And he recently declared that the man, who is awaiting a new trial, did not need an electronic ankle bracelet because he posed “no risk to society.”

There is little public sympathy for collectors of child pornography. Yet across the country, an increasing number of federal judges have come to their defense, criticizing changes to sentencing laws that have effectively quadrupled their average prison term over the last decade…

“I don’t approve of child pornography, obviously,” he said in an interview this week. But, he also said, he does not believe that those who view the images, as opposed to producing or selling them, present a threat to children.

Maybe this explains why the Vatican says Satan is working behind the scenes at The New York Times.

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