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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 10, 2011 / 8 Sivan, 5771

Breitbart 1, Weiner 0

By Larry Elder



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Dead man texting.

This describes the eventual fate of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. Weiner's I-won't-resign press conference aside, he'll soon quit — shoved out by his party, whose members do not want to see the word "Weiner" in their 2012 opponents' attack ads.

The real story here is the initial refusal of the so-called traditional media to take Weinergate seriously. Certainly the story contains juicy, hot-button interest points — power, politics, a big-name principal married to a top aide of a powerful Cabinet member, the allegation of an online criminal hacking of the Twitter account of a congressman. Potent page one, above-the-fold stuff, right?

Weiner, a seven-term New York congressman and a "rising star in the Democratic Party," once ran for mayor of New York and makes no secret of wanting to try again. Only 11 months ago, he married a young, attractive woman who works as a top aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton officiated at the wedding. Weiner helped lead the charge to pass ObamaCare (before trying to get a waiver from it for New York City).

Weiner's vicious us-against-them attacks against Republicans made him a hot number in the Democratic Party and a go-to guy for the MSNBC lineup of left-wing hatchetry. Commentary Magazine's Jonathan Tobin wrote: "Weiner has a well-earned reputation of being one of the most obnoxious members of the House of Representatives but since (Washington Post's Dana) Milbank likes Weiner's politics, he describes him as a 'Brooklyn-born streetfighter' rather than a lout and a bully as he would be called if he were a Tea Party favorite."

Yet it took days, an eternity in today's 24/7 news cycle, to shake the sleep from the eyes of the Big Media. Here's the timeline.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, BigGovernment.com, a website run by conservative, self-described "provocateur" Andrew Breitbart, broke the story that Weiner had sent, via Twitter, a photograph of an aroused man in his undershorts to a female Seattle college student. Weiner denied sending the picture. He called himself a "victim" and accused someone of hacking into his Twitter account. But curiously, he refused to deny that he was the person in the photo. Most guys would know whether someone snapped a close-up photo of themselves in an excited state.

His defenders sprang into action, with onliners such as The Huffington Post and Daily Kos speculating that Breitbart was himself behind the texted photo! A CBS reporter blamed the major media's disinterest in the story on Breitbart. "The person who reported it, Andrew Breitbart," said congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, "has a history of taking Democrats out of context and smearing them."

CNN, among others, reminded us that Breitbart "falsely" accused Shirley Sherrod, a black Department of Agriculture official, of discriminating against a white farmer. Actually, Breitbart published what he later learned was an out-of-context excerpt from a speech Sherrod delivered at an NAACP function. Sherrod, in the part Breitbart published, told the audience that she intentionally refused to help the farmer who wanted a loan. The audience laughed — before they learned that Sherrod did, indeed, help the farmer. Breitbart argued that this laughter showed the NAACP — which had just accused the tea party of racism — tolerating discrimination against whites. It was a legitimate point.

CBS's then-anchor Dan Rather relied on phony documents in his hit piece on President George W. Bush. Rather refused to admit his wrongdoing even after CBS fired him for his gross negligence. New York Times reporter Jason Blair's fabricated stories brought down Times management. Janet Cooke wrote bogus stories for The Washington Post. USA Today gave us screaming — and quite false — front-page stories accusing racists of targeting and burning black churches. There are many examples of false, biased, slanted, negligent and agenda-driven stories by the same "respectable" media that sniff at people like Breitbart — who, right now, deserves a well-earned victory lap. He does have an agenda — to prick the supposedly nonpartisan media into behaving more nonpartisan.

As for Weiner, lucky for him there is a "D" at the end of his title. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, refuses to say whether he and other GOP House members pushed then-Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., into resigning after the married lawmaker sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. But hours after Boehner met with Lee, he resigned. The non-traditional values party, the Democratic Party, operates differently because, apparently, less is expected from its elected officials.

Expect few tears from non-Democrats for the New York "street fighter." To people like Weiner, proponents of limited government are not merely wrong. They are rotten people. To people like Weiner, non-liberals cannot sincerely believe ObamaCare will reduce the quality of care, cause government-led rationing and fail to reduce costs. Such people are deranged, knuckle-dragging, country club degenerates who despise the poor, the sick and the elderly.

This explains Weiner's partisanship. How does the traditional media explain theirs?

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