Wednesday, September 15, 2004

More links

"Omlet - Prince of Massachusetts," a brilliant parody of our Melancholy Dem by American Digest's Gerard van der Leun (III.i) and Celluloid Wisdom's Jeff Goldstein (V.i).

Howard Kurtz and the Washington Post throw their daily roundhouse into CBS's chops. And it's cleverly done: they're on record against media-connived forgery--a very defensible stance--while burying the evidence on page A1o.

New York Daily News columnist Zev Chafets is full of interesting information, such as "John Kerry has raised $41,200 from employees of Princeton University. President Bush has received $250." His conclusion: Dan Rather, after nearly 40 years still viewed as a hick Texan, and was "caught red-handed trying to help the Smart People elect Kerry by peddling what appear tobe phony documents."

Senior CBS newsman
Bob Schieffer launches into an intricate dance as he tries to distance himself from the scandal but not from Dan Rather. He's too old for this crap.

NRO editor
Jonah Goldberg experiences true glee as he watches the Rather scandal unfold: "If this story were a street urchin, I would take into my home, give it my name, and raise it as if it were my flesh and blood."

Columnist Michelle Malkin predicts that this latest scandal will ultimately be viewed to be "The death cry of snob journalism."

I've been saying this for months, and New York Post columnist Dick Morris has arrived at the same conclusion: John Kerry has no chance to win this election because "Nobody Likes Him."

Wall Street Journal columnist Brendan Miniter: "The Democrats are no longer the majority party. Is this the year they'll finally admit it?"

So much for "my friend Tony." According to Los Angeles Times London correspondent
John Daniszewski, people are accosting him on the street to tell him that Tony Blair wants John Kerry to win the election.

Venerable (not the characterization he'd have picked) New York Times columnist
William Safire predicts the effect of "Israel's Political 'Big Bang'": LOUD!

Tech Central Station blog columnist Arnold Kling is convinced that we're not going to talk the terrorists out of Iraq; we'll have to kill them. So much for the "gradualist" approach. Agreed.

An unsigned piece on the World website reports that Russia has concluded that Israel knows more about fighting terrorism than Colin Powell does. What do you think?

New York Post columnist Ralph Peters knows why that Al Arabiya correspondent killed a few days ago knew precisely where to be when a US armored personnel carrier was attacked. The answer: these guys aren't "journalists," they're propagandists allied with the terrorists.

Washington Times columnist Mona Charen is tired of begging Jews to vote Republican--but she's willing to give it another shot.