Tuesday, July 10, 2012
1) While Bill O'Reilly may not be quite as thin-skinned as Keith Olbermann and Ed Schultz, the fellow is certainly well within the vicinity. Last week, for instance, after CNN's media critic, Howie Kurtz, criticized him for making a factual error, O'Reilly blasted him and accused him of "doing the bidding of Media Matters". It was a ridiculous accusation and I can say this because I watch Mr. Kurtz's show, "Reliable Sources", religiously and it isn't even remotely like "Media Matters". The dude is an equal opportunity critic and he probably criticizes MSNBC just as much as he does Fox News. As for the bottom-line here, it's simple. Mr. O'Reilly/the Factor was busted and he did what he almost always does in response to it; shoot the messenger.............2) The targeting of civilians during war-time is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention. Not only did FDR violate this central tenet, he did so repeatedly and to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dead women, children, refugees, and the elderly. The fact that the progressive haters of Bush refuse even to consider this factor in their tarnishing of American Presidents obviously says more about them than it does the values that they supposedly espouse.............3) Paul Krugman, in one the stupidest utterances ever made by a Nobel Laureate, actually compared John Boehner to Herbert Hoover. Yep, that's right, folks, this supposedly brilliant man has apparently bought hook, line, and sinker this idiotically persistent myth that Herbert Hoover was some sort of free-market capitalist, and that he DIDN'T run up the largest peace-time deficits in American history, that he DIDN'T raise income-taxes a whopping 152%, that he DIDN'T majorly increase tariffs and protectionism, that he DIDN'T sponsor one massive public works project after another, that he DIDN'T try and get businesses to fix prices, etc.. I mean, my God, this is absolutely unbelievable. And this is the guy that the modern-day progressives are turning to?