June 22, 2013

Howler of the Day at Salon: Fox News ‘Has Become a Stable for Journalists Who Have Fallen on Hard Times’

Before taking a series of cheap shots at Howard Kurtz, the former Daily Beast Washington bureau chief and CNN “Reliable Sources” host who has moved to Fox News to host its “Fox News Watch” program, Salon political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald characterized Kurtz’s new employer as “a stable for journalists who have fallen on hard times.”

In related news, the New York Yankees and the Miami Heat, respectively, have become basement-dwelling final refuges for baseball and basketball players whose skills have seriously eroded. (/sarcasm).

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Madonna (Really): ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People’

There’s no word on whether Elizabeth Vargas had to receive smelling salts during her interview of Madonna which appeared on “Good Morning America.” But it wouldn’t be a surprise if she did.

When the ABC reporter, whose interview was relayed by the network’s Sabrina Parise and posted at Yahoo.com, questioned the diva’s use of gun choreography in her current tour’s stage show, she certainly expected a robust defense. But she probably didn’t expect a trip into the land of the Second Amendment. Nonetheless, that’s what happened (bolds are mine):

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At Netroots Nation, Politico’s Schultheis Is Surprised That the Left Is ‘Not as Angry at Obama as You’d Think’

Netroots Nation, the leftist annual convention currently in progress in San Jose (next year it’s in Detroit; can’t wait), bills itself as a “connector of awesome progressive activists.”

Based on Emily Schultheis’s Saturday morning report at the Politico on the viewpoints of those in attendance, the gathering’s slogan should really be, “Blame it on Bush and Boehner.” The Politico reporter also professes surprise that these largely angry leftists aren’t angry at President Barack Obama, as if anyone would have really expected that (bolds are mine):

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062213)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Christian college gets temporary relief from HHS mandate

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Pittsburgh:

Jun 21, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Geneva College in Pennsylvania has been given temporary relief from having to provide emergency contraceptives in its health insurance plans, as required by the federal contraception mandate.

“The court has done the right thing in allowing Geneva College to suspend the enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate for the student health plan while the case moves forward,” said Gregory Baylor, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the college.

As a result of the June 18 order by federal judge Joy Flowers Conti, of Pennsylvania’s Western District, protects Geneva College from including coverage for potentially abortion-causing drugs for its students for the time being.

The injunction will last “until this court makes a full determination on the merits of the case, or the United States Supreme Court or United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit renders a decision on the merits of this case or an adverse decision in a substantially similar case.”

“All Americans should be free to live according to their faith rather than be forced into violating their own consciences,” Baylor said. “That’s no different for Geneva College, a Christian college that simply wants to abide by the very faith it espouses and teaches.”

“The government should not punish people of faith for making decisions consistent with that faith.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.