At IBDeditorials.com (HT Rich Noyes at NewsBusters), Rich Tate reports that “An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans.”
He slices and dices the numbers many ways, but here’s what struck me: Fox and Fox News employees donated over $40,000 to Dems and nothing to the GOP.
Point A: Despite the contributions tilt, Fox still manages to do a good job of being fair and balanced.
Point B: If it looks to some as if Fox is skewed to the right, it’s only because the rest of them are so obviously skewed to the left.
First the bad news: Rasmussen reports that 63% of Americans say that his Overseas Excellent Adventure does not make him more fit to be president. Only 23% said it does — and that’s only because they’re Democracts and they know they have to answer any poll question about Obama that way even if they don’t believe it (OK, Rasmussen didn’t write that, I did).
But there is good news for Obama: Because he “Snubbed Injured Soldiers for a Workout,” at least he’s more fit.
Here’s more proof (as if needed) that the ingrates who don’t like how I use Barack Obama’s middle name don’t appreciate the favor I do for him on a mostly-daily basis.
I was in Cairo a few weeks ago. And one of things that was so striking is how impressed Egyptians were, simply with the prospect that after 9/11, Americans might actually elect a man whose middle name was Hussein.
Well, if Egyptian pride is to mean anything, Americans simply must know that the presidential candidate with the middle name Hussein actually HAS the middle name Hussein.
I am pleased to continue providing such a valuable service, and encourage others to assist in this important endeavor. :–>
Update: If you look at the first comment/trackback at this post, you’ll see what I mean. All the work I do to make sure the guy’s desirable middle name is known, and this is the paranoid, reading-what-isn’t-there, wasn’t-on-my-mind thanks I get …..
L.A. fast-food moratorium one step closer to reality A Los Angeles city council planning committee unanimously approved a 1-year ban, which could be extended for a further year, on new fast food outlets in a 32-square-mile (82-sq-km) area of Los Angeles. The measure, the latest in efforts by U.S. cities to promote healthier eating, will go to the full council for a vote next month.
I showed in the column that four of the top chains offer a myriad of salad alternatives (here’s the graphic).
But facts obviously don’t matter to the Food Police.
Update: Meanwhile from the “Go Figure” Department — “Whisper it quietly, but McDonald’s is doing rather well in France.”