March 26, 2016

AP, USA Today Fail to Report Size of Sanders’ Sat. Primary Wins, But NY Times Does (Hmm)

When was the last time a badly trailing presidential candidate in either major party won relatively late-in-the-game contests by lopsided victory margins of greater than 70-30, as Bernie Sanders did in Washington today, and greater than 80-20, as Sanders did in Alaska? I’m virtually certain that the answer to that question, regardless of what happens in Hawaii’s Democratic primary much later tonight Eastern Time, is: Never.

Two of the three major news outlets I reviewed failed to report the size of Sanders’ thumping victory margins. It is, however, quite telling that the third, the New York Times, though it had a blasé “he won” headline, conceded that Sanders’ wins support “his argument that the race for the Democratic nomination is not a foregone conclusion,” and did note the size of his victory margins in its report’s second paragraph. Perhaps there really is trouble in paradise; the Times also noted that Mrs. Clinton is getting “annoyed” at the talk of Sanders’ renewed momentum.

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Press Ignores Obama’s False-Equivalent Belief That Some Communist Ideas ‘Work’

As noted in my previous post, the press is determined that the world not learn of profound statements made by world leaders it despises. The specific reference was to Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu’s five-word admonishment to those who believe that some accommodation can be reached with Islamic terrorists: “Terrorists Have No Resolvable Grievances.”

Meanwhile, the press protects those it likes when they make breathtakingly ignorant remarks. Such remarks occur with alarming regularity any time U.S. President Barack Obama speaks without the aid of a teleprompter. In Argentina on Wednesday, during a question-answer exchange with a youth group, Obama said that debates over the superiority of capitalism compared to communism “are interesting intellectual arguments,” but that “for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works.” Press coverage of Obama’s remarks has been sparse.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (032616)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 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: Let them serve — Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

Mar 23, 2016 / 04:56 pm

Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting “Let them Serve! Let them Serve!”

The protesters came to support the Little Sisters of the Poor and other plaintiffs arguing that they should not be forced to choose between bankruptcy-inducing fines and violating their religious beliefs, through the demands of the federal contraception mandate.

Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial for the Little Sisters of the Poor, told the crowd that caring for “the most vulnerable members of our society” is a “privilege” and a “joy.”

“All we ask, is that we can continue to do this work,” she said.

The March 23 rally outside the Supreme Court gathered as the justices inside heard arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, challenging the “accommodation” offered to religious non-profits by the administration regarding its 2012 contraception mandate. The case is a combination of seven cases brought before the court, and plaintiffs include the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh, and several Christian colleges. …

Go here for the rest of the story.