I’m so old, I remember when it was the height of treason to say you were ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas! Such words would get your career killed, corporate sponsorships dropped, and radio stations would host CD-crushing parties in your honor. Ah, the good old days!
But Mark Halperin, editor of the “liberal” Time Magazine and also its “senior political analyst,” can show up on Morning Joe, of the “liberal” MSNBC, and call President Obama a dick. And Morning Joke’s response? Classic denial:
“Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing? I can’t believe… don’t do that. Did we delay that?”
No, you didn’t delay it, thanks to a new producer who was unclear on how to use the delay button. It was the talk of Twitter this morning. Which is pretty hilarious. I guess if no one heard it, it never really happened, right?
Your modern liberal media at work, folks. Halperin has apologized and it’s all, bygones! Hey Republicans, can liberals get that deal? No? Why not?
IOKIYAR, that’s why.
[UDPATE]: And MSNBC suspends Halperin. Time should do so as well.
Of course, this is so much worse:
Judge Brinkema wrote in her opinion that in April 2003, Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser to President George W. Bush, and George J. Tenet, then the C.I.A. director, met with Mr. Risen and Jill Abramson, then the Times’s Washington bureau chief and now the newspaper’s managing editor, to ask them not to write about the agency’s effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. Ms. Abramson later told the government the newspaper would not publish the article.
That’s the “liberal” New York Times, bowing to do the bidding of the Bush Administration, for like the gazillionth time. Remember: Judy Miller published her pro-war propaganda, all of which was proved to be false, in the pages of the Times.
The notion that our media is anything close to “liberal” is ludicrous.
Via Min in comments, courtesy of Nashville’s “liberal” NPR station, WPLN:
Haslam Opposes Big Jump in Fuel Economy Standards
Thursday, June 30th, 2011, by Daniel Potter
Tennessee’s Bill Haslam is among a group of fifteen governors from around the country asking the EPA and federal transportation officials not to push fuel economy too hard. Last week White House officials floated the idea of requiring all new vehicles to get better than 55 miles per gallon by 2025.
The group of governors is made up of 14 Republicans and one Democrat, many from states home to major carmakers. They argue against quote “overreaching regulations,” saying such high standards could drive up car prices, hurting sales and consumers.
Tennessee’s auto sector is huge, with thousands of workers for carmakers like Volkswagen and Nissan, as well as thousands more jobs in the parts-supply industry.
In 2009, the Obama administration raised standards to require carmakers to boost the average fuel efficiency of their vehicles to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. For a link to a letter sent by the 15 governors against the hypothetical further increase, click here.
No mention of the Haslam family business, Pilot Oil, the nation’s largest truck stop and travel center chain.
Thanks to reader Min, WPLN has fixed its online version of the story.