My guess is that the more the left nutrootsters try to marginalize Fox News (and steamroll traditional lib constituencies in the process), the more viewers Fox will attract. Roger Ailes et al will continue laughing — all the way to the bank. Jay Tea and Lorie Byrd at Wizbang have more here and here, respectively.
Why is Michelle Malkin a rare voice in the wilderness denouncing the misogynism of rap music? Where is NOW? Nearly AWOL. Denouncing the degradation ought to be one of their top priorities. The visibility of hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in the Don Imus situation starkly contrasts to their near-silence over the rap’s dehumanization of mostly African-American women (Malkin: “One dumb radio/television shock jock’s insult is a drop in the ocean of barbaric filth and anti-female hatred on the radio.”). Way too many on the Left appear to lack the will to do anything to alienate these woman-haters and their fans into not voting for their candidates.
Got this e-mail “tease” from the Dayton Daily News over the weekend:
Though the tease gives the impression that the article is to be about some kind of controversy, it ends up instead covering how a local station’s 19-year newsroom veteran has decided to be a stay-at-home mom.
The DDN could have communicated the essence of the story better in its tease. I wonder (no, not really) why they didn’t?
What would Nelson Mandela say? When it comes to Zimbabwean thug Robert Mugabe, apparently not much:
Mandela criticised Mugabe’s govenment in 2000, but since around 2003, in his retirement, Mandela has been silent on Zimbabwe and other international and domestic issues. This has led to Mandela being criticised for not using his influence to more effect to persuade Mugabe to moderate his policies.
This silence on Mandela’s part would perhaps be understandable if South African Thabo Mbeki and other leaders in Africa were picking up the slack. But they’re not.
Ohio Republicans need an ABM treaty to call their own — Based on this news, which I think I am properly interpreting as a threat (“It’s no secret that I’ve always, for a long time, been interested in running for governor”; HT RAB), that would be an “Anyone But Mike (DeWine)” treaty.
Definitely needed: freemelissab.com (HT NixGuy). Go there, and quickly catch up on one of the most important family rights stories so far this century — and give some of the identified contacts a civil but strident piece of your mind.