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Why is Liberal Opinion Journalism So Breathtakingly … Unsuccessful?

In the last six presidential elections, going all the way back to Bill Clinton’s first victory in 1992, the more liberal candidate won in the popular vote five out of the six times. You would think that with so many Americans opting for a liberal over a more conservative candidate this would bode well for…

Who Do You Believe: Kerry or Clapper?

Good news, everybody! We’re safer today than ever before.  And by “ever before” I mean anytime since the beginning of time. So relax. Breathe easy. Terrorism isn’t as big a deal as you foolishly thought. We can thank Secretary of State John Kerry for putting us at ease. The other day he told a House…

My Interview with a Putin Critic Shot Dead Near the Kremlin

In the fall of 2013, I went to Russia to report a story on the Sochi Olympics for the HBO program Real Sports. After visiting Sochi, I went to Moscow where I interviewed a critic of the Sochi games- a man named Boris Nemtsov who was also an outspoken critic of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin….

You Cannot Defeat An Enemy You Do Not Admit Exists

Speaking at the White House conference on “Countering Violent Extremism,” President Obama tried to explain his refusal to make any connections between Islam and terrorism. “Leading up to this summit there’s been a fair amount of debate in the press and among pundits about the words we use to describe and frame this challenge, so…

At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics: Republicans, Proceed With Caution

In his new book, Believer, political guru David Axelrod tells us that when his pal Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 he lied, for political reasons, about his position on gay marriage, telling voters he was against it when he really was for it. According to Axelrod, “Gay marriage was a particularly nagging…

The Man Who Wanted to be Walter Cronkite … and Jay Leno

Brian Williams may just now be finding out the high cost of making things up, but the seeds of his fall from anchorman grace were sown a long time ago. At this point we don’t know what motivated him to lie about what happened to him in Iraq in 2003. All we know is that…

Mr. Obama’s History Lesson

Even though the “Big Three” Broadcast networks didn’t cover it, by now most of us know that in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Obama delivered a sermonette of sorts, telling us that radical Muslims don’t have a monopoly on atrocity, that Christians have also done terrible things in the name…

Blood in the Water, Sharks Circling … and Brian Williams

Try to imagine that Letterman or Kimmel or Fallon asks me to be a guest on their late night show and the first question is: “What did you do before you went into journalism, Bernie?” Now imagine that I say: “Well, Dave (or Jimmy) I played centerfield for the New York Yankees; I hit 536…