Category Archives: Accountability

New York Times: Walter Duranty Syndrome

The New York Times: suffused with Walter Duranty Syndrome
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How does one diagnoses Walter Duranty Syndrome? A news organ publishes a report at wild variance with the facts as others understand them. When those others challenge that report, the editors hiss back, “We s-s-stand by our s-s-story!” Such an organ suffers from Walter Duranty Syndrome. That disease afflicts The New York Times. How appropriate! After all, Walter Duranty worked for The New York Times. And today, the Times has another Walter Duranty as a bureau chief.

Benghazi report: Walter Duranty redux

What difference does it make to her?
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Yesterday The New York Times released another Benghazi report, in six parts. David D. Kirkpatrick wrote a book on Benghazi. This six-part Benghazi report consists of excerpts from that work. In it Kirkpatrick tries to revive the Hillary Clinton/Susan Rice narrative. He blames “The Video,” and denies that Al Qaeda operates in Libya. But this new Benghazi report brings back the ghost of another infamous writer for The New York Times: Walter Duranty.

NSA domestic surveillance: what’s wrong

The NSA surveillance program is now in bad hands.
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The conservative movement now seems to have split itself on the question of NSA domestic surveillance. Some conservatives, mindful only of external threats, want it to go on. (Or maybe they haven’t thought the matter through.) Others, mindful of the new domestic threat the Obama administration poses, want it to stop. This debate gives a prize example of how to balance liberty and safety.

Obama secret government policy rebuked

The NSA surveillance program is now in bad hands.
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The promised Barack Obama transparency never came true. Instead we got the Obama secret government policy. And now two federal judges, and even a select group of Presidential advisers, have rebuked that policy. These rebukes have a scathing tone, but give a more profound signal only because they exist.

Obamacare delays enrollment

If you believe HHS delayed Obamacare enrollment just to give insurers more time to set rates, I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge
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At about midnight last night, the government announced the latest in a series of cynical ploys. They delayed the period for open enrollment in Obamacare from 15 October-7 December 2014 to 15 November 2014-15 January 2015. How convenient! Eleven days after the midterm elections!

Healthcare.gov: technical disaster

Kathleen Sebelius
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The site healthcare.gov is one of the worst technical disasters in the history of computers and their networks. The White House knew it would be a disaster and opened it anyway. Now many Democratic politicians are running, not walking, away from it. Oh, a few die-hard fanatics insist the site stay up. But those more in touch with their constituents, know better.

Mainstream media disgraceful, culpable

Useful idiots make the media of not much better use than to wrap fish.
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Uninhibited speech without a doubt was thought by our founders to be integral to freedom and an oppression-free future. So they included it in the first of the 10 great Amendments. By putting special rights of the press in the First Amendment, right alongside freedom of religion, they telegraphed the importance they placed on the need for freedom of and for information. They did this not out of any particular love for those that would take to the pen or to the printing press, but to protect them, so that they could protect us.

Lies incompetence negligence malfeasance

What difference does it make to Obama?
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The Great Republican Hope in New Jersey – otherwise known as Chris Christie – has been a colossal disappointment to Movement Conservatives. Other than being Pro-life, there is very little about this very large man that conforms to the Republican platform. As a white woman, I can say that without being accused of racism. However, I will have to risk being called a racist to make an equally true statement. The Great Unifying Hope of the nation, Barrack Hussein Obama, is not just a disappointment; he is an embarrassment to all things American. Lies, incompetence, negligence and malfeasance are the defining hallmarks of his administration. Not only is he a disgrace to the nation, he should especially be regarded a disgrace to the black citizens of America and all citizens that took pride in this once racially divided country overcoming centuries of racism. He has done more to divide us than the Mason Dixon Line divided the north from the south. That line needs to be obliterated today, just as it did back at the time of the Civil War.

Obama, Democrats knew they were lying

Barack H. Obama gave one of the worst State of the Union addresses of his career.
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Barack Obama promised repeatedly, “If you like your plan/doctor, you can keep your plan/doctor.” Many other prominent Democrats said the same. And they all knew they were lying. And many of them, in “safe” seats or not up for re-election, not only admit it but avow it today.

Obamacare ads teach young to be foolish

An Obamacare ad includes a scene similar to this one.
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Barack Obama and his apologists once pretended responsibility. Young people should do the responsible thing and sign up for these policies. Even if they pay for things these young people would never use. Now they’ve changed their tune. The latest Obamacare ads openly tell young people to do foolish things. As long as “they have insurance,” they can do all sorts of silly things without fear.