Category Archives: Blog BS

HUFF POST BLOGGER DEFENDS ME?

I must confess that I don’t read the Huffington Post, in any of its iterations, very much. But the other day, my email contained a Google alert indicating that someone at that outfit had linked to my American Spectator column titled “The Wheels Come Off Obamacare.” Ruh-roh, I thought, I guess I’ve been hammered. But [...]

OSAMACARE

Well, Osama bin Laden has finally received his much-needed end-of-life counseling, and that’s a good thing. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to point out that the lefty bloggers and journalists who have been celebrating OBL’s demise by taking cheap shots at G.W. Bush are brazen hypocrites. They were, until yesterday, against the Bush-sanctioned methods that made it possible. Remember all the [...]

JOSHUA GOLDBERG

I wasn’t lucky enough to know Joshua personally, but I’m one of the many beneficiaries of his work at Lucianne.com and BlogsLucianneLoves. I remember how excited I was the first time an Ldotter posted one of my op-ed pieces at Lcom and continue to be grateful for the exposure he gave my humble blog via BLL. And [...]

IS EZRA KLEIN THE JAYSON BLAIR OF THE WASHINGTON POST?

Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein provides an entertaining attempt to shrug off Judge Roger Vinson’s recent ruling that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Klein claims that “a conservative legal scholar and friend,? whom he neglects to name, wrote him to make the following assertion: There remains a very good chance that this will not end up before [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (XVI)

This week’s award goes to Joe Paduda, who has discovered something that escaped the notice of most health reform commentators—Donald Berwick is a conservative. Paduda makes his award-winning claim over at Kevin, MD: The recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of CMS has incited a furor among politicians outraged at what they claim are his advocacy for rationing [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (XV)

I sometimes suspect that progressives possess a better sense of humor than we give them credit for. The claims they make for Obamacare certainly suggest that. I mean, how else can one explain their claim that is that it saved Medicare, a gag that can be can be found in the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review: One of HWR’s [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (XIII)

Jonathan Chait is the easy winner this week with this idiotic post, in which he suggests that gun owners should pay more for health coverage than people who do not own guns: Of course, people who keep guns in their home are choosing to run the risk of incurring injury or death … But now [...]

VIDEO: CNN ANCHORS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON BLOGGERS

You’d think that broadcast news types would have enough sense to know that allowing the government to restrict the First Amendment rights of one group would be the first step toward a Soviet-style, state-controlled media. But these two CNN anchors don’t seem to get that. In this clip, Kyra Phillips and John Roberts agree that [...]

VIDEO: JOURNOLIST FOUNDER EXPLAINS THE NEED TO BE “SNEAKY” ABOUT HEALTH REFORM

We have read about the deliberate and coordinated effort by JournoList members to misinform the public about Jeremiah Wright and Sarah Palin. And, as I pointed out yesterday, the listserv’s founder has been focused on health reform since he first hit big time blogging in 2007.  So, it would be pretty odd if Klein and his accomplices [...]

JOURNOLIST SCANDAL: WHY HASN’T EZRA KLEIN BEEN FIRED BY THE WASHINGTON POST?

Ezra Klein’s specialty when he began blogging at TAP back in 2007 was health care, and you will be hard put to find a more prolific writer of dumb reform posts. Nonetheless, that continued to be his primary focus after his ascent to the Washington Post. But stupidity is a kind of birth defect, and one should make allowances. It is, however, harder [...]