Manhattan Tea Party leader David Webb said that left-leaning media organizations and politicians have been “irresponsible and despicable” in attempting to connect the Arizona shooter to the Tea Party even though they have no evidence.
“[The shooting] had absolutely nothing to do with the Tea Parties or Sarah Palin’s map,” Webb said, referring to the Read More
In a brief interview after his gun control press conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, Long Island Congressman Peter King weighed in on the big question that has been dominating the blogosphere: How much is the violent rhetoric, of the type used by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, responsible Read More
Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell didn’t give in to Bill Maher’s talk show terrorism. In an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Thursday, O’Donnell said she declined to go on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” after the host threatened her with unflattering footage.
“I wanted to do the show, we just couldn’t get Read More
I was walking out of a children’s clothing store with a toddler. A man coming in held the door for a second. “You’re welcome,” he barked as I passed through. O.K., I was too distracted to notice him or thank him. But did I deserve such a harsh rebuke?
In a moment of Carl Paladino, Read More
For Americans still suffering from persistent unemployment, falling incomes and rising inequality, politicians of either party probably generate little enthusiasm. Yet although political ennui is understandable, the disaffection and demoralization of Democrats has created a dangerous political vacuum that is being filled with misleading data, urban legends and outright lies. Indeed, the entire Tea Party Read More
The Koch Brothers
PBS stays afloat thanks to funding from people besides “viewers like you,” and one of those people is David Koch. David is the younger brother of Charles, his partner at Koch Industries, and the two were profiled by Jane Mayer in last week’s New Yorker.
The brothers’ involvement with PBS, however, is Read More
Remember when we used to be able to underestimate Glenn Beck, make fun of his weepy interludes, chuckle at his past as a stoner, shake our heads, and move on with life?
Ah, those were the days.
Fresh off the heels of his successful “Restoring Honor” rally, which even the Times‘ Read More
(The following is the full text written by Beau Friedlander that was posted to the Huffington Post at 8:18 a.m. on August 30, 2010, and removed by the editors later that day. The page that previously hosted the article is now running the following: “Editor’s Note: This piece was published directly to the Read More
The Last Critic, Ground Zero Mosque
America may be, as Gertrude Stein once wrote, the oldest young country in the world, but we are currently afflicted with the growing pains of a national neophyte. We are now experiencing several furious battles—waged in different keys—over the ownership of symbols.
In lower Manhattan, the city’s decision to allow an Islamic center to be Read More
Despite the kaleidoscopic proliferation of political media over the past decade, most of what Americans hear and read about the workings of our democracy can be politely termed superficial. Only very rarely does journalism fully penetrate the glittering illusions created by partisans on every side to reveal the grittier realities. When a reporter Read More