August 7, 2014
Americans seem to be slowly beginning to speak out about the disrespect shown by some political commentators. We believe that if there is no effort to set and enforce basic standards of dignified discourse, the publIc and the media have to step forward to call for change. The letter that follows that appeared in a […]
August 7, 2014
We have repeatedly argued that serious efforts to bring civility and peace to the world would have to involve young people. The following opinion piece appeared recently in The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of PennsylvanIa. It reflects an awareness of the negativity that too often permeates public discourse. Here’s the commentary: […]
August 5, 2014
The conservative commentator and author spoke about immigration and Sen. Rand Paul’s denial that he once advocated cutting off foreign aid to Israel, as well as every other country,which he actually did propose.
August 5, 2014
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has produced thousands of civilian deaths and untold destruction, not to mention the military casualties. It has also produced arguments that simply have no basis in reality. The saddest example of that played out on CNN Monday when Wolf Blitzer interviewed the chief spokesman for Hamas, Osama Hamdan.
August 4, 2014
The junior senator from Kentucky said today that he never proposed cutting aid to Israel. But he did. In fact, he wanted to cut off all foreign aid. In 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would have eliminated all foreign assistance, including financial grants to the Jewish state. That would have meant a $500 billion […]
August 3, 2014
It’s not exactly the same thing but there are, no doubt, people who think the behavior of our U.S. Congress approaches being criminal. Right now, you could say the crime is dereliction of duty.
August 2, 2014
Businessman Donald Trump has embarrassed himself on a number of occasions, as we’ve documented (search Trump on our Home page). But this week, he entered a new realm.
August 1, 2014
The agent, Michael Scheuer, commented on a tape of former President Bill Clinton in which he says the day before 9/11 that he could have executed Osama bin Laden but didn’t because hundreds of women and children would also have died. As reported by Mediaite, Scheuer spoke on Fox News today, contradicting Clinton, saying that […]
July 31, 2014
Bill O’Reilly lost hope of a meaningful discussion during a segment of his program on Fox News tonight. But his frustration wasn’t directed at a liberal guest, as is more common on the show, but rather at conservative author and blogger, Kate Obenshain.
July 30, 2014
Legislators (a generous description) are set to go home for a five-week vacation after another non-productive session. While they generally approve some bills before leaving, that’s often because they don’t want to shorten their break by having to stay in Washington to complete their work.
July 28, 2014
The media has often been criticized for taking one side or another in a dispute. The current Middle East situation is a case in point. There have been accusations from both sides of favoritism, which is usually a sign that the media outlet, whether broadcast or print, is striking the proper balance overall. Nonetheless, one […]
July 27, 2014
Two of the broadcasters on our Shameful list converged this week when one insulted the other. It’s hardly worth sharing this except to point out that both show no signs of changing their ways. It started with an interview Sean Hannity did with a Palestinian representative.