You would think that if you went to Reddit Politics you’d find a middle of the road exchange of political stories from both sides but you’d be wrong. Reddit “Politics” is almost completely left wing.
News sources linked at Reddit Politics on a regular basis include BuzzFeed, Mother Jones, Salon, Think Progress, VOX, The Atlantic, MSNBC, The New Republic, Politico, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate and others.
It’s a veritable who’s who of liberal progressive media.
Reddit can do whatever it wants but it’s dishonest to label such a forum as “politics.”
At the time of this writing, their “top” posts feature negative stories about Republicans almost exclusively and that’s the rule, not the exception.
This is newsworthy because of what Andrew Breitbart always said about politics being down stream from culture. I’m sure the people who post stories at Reddit Politics as well as the site moderators see nothing wrong with this.
To progressives, the 99.9% of news outlets which favor Democrats are “fair” while FOX News is viewed as having a conservative agenda. Funny how that works.
Maybe Reddit “Politics” should change its name.
Just a thought.
This news should not only disqualify Hillary Clinton from running for president, she shouldn’t be able to run for dog catcher. Remember when the left was calling Republicans traitors for sending a letter to Iran?
This is huge. And lest you say, oh it’s just FOX News, be aware that much of the reporting here comes from the far left New York Times.
Read more at Hot Air and watch the entire report below.
The Clintons are corrupt influence peddlers. Final thought for now…
If Hillary Clinton can’t pass muster in Massachusetts, she’s in real trouble.
Via the Washington Free Beacon…
Earth Day is about saving the planet and helping other human beings and has absolutely nothing to do with growing the size of government or advancing progressive politics. If you teabagging anti-government extremists would just get out of the way, the planet could start healing.
Now that I’m done with my rant, Jon Gabriel of Ricochet…
13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970
- “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” — Harvard biologist George Wald
- “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
- “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” — New York Times editorial
Here are a couple of follow-up thoughts from Gabriel…
While we’re on the subject, here’s a history lesson courtesy of Katie Pavlich…
Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the “composted” body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
Well, at least he covered up the murder in a “green” way, right?
Finally, Bill Nye the Science Guy is celebrating Earth Day with President Obama.
By burning thousands of gallons of jet fuel….
As America’s leading progressive “news” network, MSNBC has championed expensive big government programs like Obamacare. They’ve also repeatedly attacked Republicans who want to lower taxes.
But like all progressives, what they want doesn’t apply to them…
MSNBC fails to address tax problems of hosts
National Review reported today that MSNBC’s Touré, who co-hosts the network’s afternoon program “The Cycle,” owes nearly $60,000 in taxes to New York State, according to a pair of tax warrants that the magazine found. And as the story fully noted, there’s a trend afoot here:
*Al Sharpton: The New York Times reported last year that the MSNBC host ran a “delinquent” nonprofit organization and calculated “$4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.” Sharpton convened a news conference to deny the story’s allegations.
*Melissa Harris-Perry: The Winston-Salem Journal last week reported that this MSNBC host and her husband, James Perry, had been socked with a $70,000 IRS tax lien. Harris-Perry said that more than $21,000 of that amount had been paid.
*Joy-Ann Reid: National Review reported that Reid, a former MSNBC host and managing editor of thegrio.com, and her husband were slapped with a nearly $5,000 tax warrant from New York state.
MSNBC host Touré has been particularly critical of Republicans on taxes…
Now watch these hypocrites lecture people on paying taxes…
So Hillary Clinton, who takes massive cash donations from foreign governments and charges $300,000 per speech, is telling us that as president she would topple the 1 percent.
Believe it or not progressives, there are people in the 1 percent who actually worked for their money.
These are not the words of someone who should be America’s leader…
In a meeting with economists this year, Mrs. Clinton intensely studied a chart that showed income inequality in the United States. The graph charted how real wages, adjusted for inflation, had increased exponentially for the wealthiest Americans, making the bar so steep it hardly fit on the chart.
Mrs. Clinton pointed at the top category and said the economy required a “toppling” of the wealthiest 1 percent, according to several people who were briefed on her policy discussions but could not discuss private conversations for attribution.
Still, Mrs. Clinton will pitch that “toppling” with a very different style from Ms. Warren, a bankruptcy expert whose populist message has been laser-focused on holding Wall Street accountable. Mrs. Clinton will present proposals for changes in the tax code as a way of also investing in education, infrastructure and communities.
I think our armed forces may need some new leadership. Compare and contrast these two stories.
From the Marine Corps Times…
Tough tattoo regs sink stellar Marine’s career
For Marines employed in what’s become a hyper-competitive professional setting, not even multiple meritorious promotions, a combat valor award and a command-endorsed waiver are likely to save one’s career if he has run afoul of the service’s tattoo policy.
That’s the hard truth Sgt. Daniel Knapp, a hard-charging infantryman stationed in North Carolina, learned after getting inked on his forearm with a pair of crossed rifles and the numbers 0311 — the Corps’ designation for Marine riflemen — to commemorate his 2011 deployment to Afghanistan.
Knapp, who is assigned to Camp Lejeune’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, was denied re-enlistment by Marine Corps headquarters despite a policy waiver endorsed by leaders within his parent command, the 2nd Marine Division. So now, while the rest of his battalion is deployed to Europe as part of a crisis-response force, Knapp is sidelined in the States.
So tattoos are out. Know what’s in?
The Footwear Cadets Were Allegedly Forced to Wear During Political Event March Has Sparked an Uproar
Making the general public aware about tough issues that need addressing is obviously a good thing. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about doing it.
A Reddit post supposedly containing a message from the cellphone of a cadet has raised questions concerning an allegedly mandatory ROTC event.
In the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, cadets were required to wear high heels and march to “raise awareness of sexual assault against women.”
Obama’s mission is complete. I don’t recognize this country anymore.
The new far left leadership in Greece has failed to solve the country’s severe financial problems but is still on the hook for a massive monthly payroll of pensions and civil servant salaries.
I’ve been following the story on and off for months but this is huge. Greece’s central bank is now confiscating reserves.
From Zero Hedge…
Stunned Greeks React To Initial Capital Controls And The “Decree To Confiscate Reserves”, And They Are Not Happy
Earlier today, following weeks of speculation, Greece finally launched the first shot across the bow of capital controls, when it decreed that due to an “extremely urgent and unforeseen need” (ironically the need was quite foreseen since about 2010, but that is a different story), it would be “obliged” to transfer – as in confiscate – “idle cash reserves” located across the country’s local governments (i.e., various cities and municipalities) to the Greek central bank.
Several hours later the decree which was posted in the government gazette has finally percolated among the population, and the response to what even ordinary Greeks realize is now the endgame, is less than exuberant.
Bloomberg reports, that “as Greece struggles to find cash to stay afloat, local authorities say they oppose a government decision to use their reserves for short-term financing.”
“The government’s decision to seize our reserves not only raises legal and constitutional issues, but also a moral one,” said George Papanikolaou, mayor of Glyfada, the third-largest municipality in the metropolitan region of Attica after Athens and Piraeus. “We have a responsibility to serve our citizens,” Papanikolaou said by phone on Monday. Glyfada has about 16 million euros in cash reserves, he said.
This is going to get worse before it gets better.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 2016 Democratic Party nominee…
New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation
The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.
The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.
“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.