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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

CBS: ‘Hey, Benghazi Is a Real Scandal’

Here’s the headline at Legal Insurrection: 60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to No surprise to anyone who has actually paid attention, of course, but the Obama administration and its media sycophants have spent months issuing excuses and manufacturing distractions — “Squirrel!” — in an effort to delay disclosure […]

Experience Matters: Old Man Schieffer Puts Young Punk Pfeiffer in His Place

“It looks like they’ve lost Bob Schieffer,” says John Hoge, which might be a slight exaggeration. Schieffer is a liberal, but he’s also a veteran Washington journalist who has seen enough scandals to know what a scandal looks like, and he was having none of the Jedi mind trick — “These are not the scandals […]

‘Arab Spring’ Update: Foreign News the Media Doesn’t Want to Ask Obama About

Kirsten Powers points out what was so obviously missing from Sunday’s 60 Minutes softball interview: Now, I’m sorry, is anyone paying attention to what’s going on in North Africa? Why is the president not asked about Algeria, Mali, Libya? These are front and center in the news right now. Indeed. Lots of news out there: […]

Ask Michele Bachmann About CBS News Political Director John Dickerson

There was a great uproar over John Dickerson’s column advising Barack Obama to “go for the throat” and “declare war” on Republicans, but it wasn’t as if there were no prior evidence of Dickerson’s biases. Remember the November 2011 debate in Spartanburg, S.C.? In an e-mail exchange, a network staffer informed CBS political analyst John Dickerson […]

#LennayKekuaFacts: What You Don’t Know About Manti Te’o’s Fake Girlfriend

Shortly before she died, Lennay gave an exclusive interview to Jayson Blair of the New York Times. #LennayKekuaFacts — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 18, 2013 From the “Too Good to Check” file: The Times was not among the most prominent offenders in taking at face value what turned out to be a hoax, as […]

VIDEO: Paul Ryan on ‘Face the Nation’ — ‘Offering the Country a Better Choice’

Interviewed by Norah O’Donnell on CBS, the Republican vice presidential candidate stays focused and slams home his point: “You know, what we have learned in this presidency, [President Obama] says one thing and he does another. He gave us four budgets, Norah, each of which had trillion dollar deficits, none of which ever, ever proposed to […]

Administration’s Counter-Terrorism Chief Does Three Network Sunday Shows

Coming up on the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, it will be victory-lap time on Fox News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union and ABC’s This Week, with counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the guest. Andrew Malcolm writes: You remember Brennan as the one rushed out to the White House […]

Two Cheers for Katy Conrad!

John Hindraker thought it was “insane” for Katy Conrad of CBS News to contact Koch Industries, inquiring about the claim by MSNBC and other liberals that the Koch brothers were paying for George Zimmerman’s legal defense in the Trayvon Martin case. Pete Da Tech Guy comes to Katy Conrad’s defense, saying that at least she […]

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