July 7, 2014

Juan Williams on the IRS Scandal: ‘There’s No News Here!’

This goes back to a week ago Saturday morning, but given the content and that it occurred on a weekend, it really needs more visibility.

On June 28, Juan Williams put in an appearance on a Fox News “Cashin’ In” show panel which discussed the IRS scandal. Host Eric Bolling discussed poll results revealing that three-quarters of Americans believe that the IRS deliberately destroyed emails, and overhwelmingly want to see people involved in destroying the emails to be held accountable. The video after the jump, accompanied by Mediaite coverage containing key quotes, will show that Williams not only insists that he is completely unimpressed with the newsworthiness of the story, but also believe that those who believe it to be important are engaging in a “paranoia conspiracy” (Warning: Those who are on blood pressure meds should make that they have taken them and have allowed enough time to pass for them to achieve their proper effect; bolds are mine):

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Donna Brazile Approvingly Tweets Links to Yours Truly’s NB Post Ripping AP’s Coverage of ‘Humming’ and ‘Rising’ U.S. Economy

Donna Brazile apparently liked yours truly’s NewsBusters post yesterday. That post ripped the Associated Press’s Pollyanna-like coverage of the U.S. economy, and carried the following headline which may have caused several spilled drinks and soaked monitors among the genuinely informed — “AP: ‘Humming’ and ‘Rising’ U.S. Economy Is a ‘World-Beater.’”

About five hours after the post’s appearance, Brazile tweeted her clear approval (HT Twitchy). While we appreciate any traffic which might have come this way as a result of Brazile’s tweet, it’s hard to imagine that Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign manager has switched sides. It’s far more likely that she didn’t bother reading the underlying post. The tweet follows the jump:

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (070714)

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

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Video showing marriage of young man with cancer goes viral

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Manila (direct video link):

Jul 3, 2014 / 04:09 pm

A Wedding That Will Move You: Rowden & Leizel

Millions of viewers around the world have watched a YouTube video showing the determination of a young man in the Philippines to marry the love of his life just hours before dying of terminal cancer.

At the beginning of this year, Rowden and Leizel decided to marry. They planned on a July 8 wedding, but Rowden, age 29, was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the kidneys at the end of May.

Learning that his cancer was terminal, Rowden’s last wish was to marry Leizel. The couple moved the date up and decided to “bring the church” to him at the hospital, as he could no longer go out.

After 12 hours of marriage prep, he was able to fulfill his dream.

Rowden died on June 11, just 10 hours after marrying Leizel. The video recounting their story was posted on YouTube by her brother.

Within two weeks, the video was viewed more than 10 million times. …

Go here for the rest of the story.