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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 April 12, 2011 / 8 Nissan, 5771

What's the Difference Between Libs in Politics and Libs in the Media?

By Bernard Goldberg



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Here's a safe rule of thumb for all you civilians out there: Whatever you hear from liberals in politics you will soon hear from liberals in the media.

So Barack Obama tells us that the trillions in his budget are "investments." And the next thing you hear from the so-called mainstream media is that all that spending represents …wait for it … "investments." What a coincidence!

Now we learn that the president is about to unveil his plan to reduce the national debt and a key component of the plan is to raise taxes on "the rich." So what do we get from the lamestream media?

We get Evan Thomas, Newsweek's resident thinker-in-chief, bemoaning Paul Ryan's budget, saying, "He doesn't deal with the revenue side at all," adding, "We're going to have to raise some taxes…"

Then we get my Fox News fellow analyst, Juan Williams, saying that Ryan is "not doing anything in terms of taxes." And, oh yeah, "The rich get off like scoundrels."

And the BBC's World News America anchor, Katty Kay, says, "There is this allergy amongst Republicans about saying, 'you know what, we actually do have to deal with taxes too.'"

"Deal with taxes" in case you're dense, means "raising taxes" — on "the rich."

So, you see how it works. President Obama and other liberal Democrats come up with an idea and before you know it, liberals in the media are parroting the very same ideas.

Interesting, isn't it, how liberals who are always saying that Fox News anchors get their talking points straight from Republicans in Washington have no concern that it sure looks like their side is getting their talking points from liberal Democrats inside the Beltway.

By the way, none of these brilliant liberal pundits bothered to mention that the top one percent of American taxpayers — otherwise known as "the rich" — pay about 40 percent of all federal income taxes. And the top five percent, pay about 60 percent. Or that the top 10 percent pay about 70 percent.

Question for my friend Juan Williams: Please explain how the rich are getting off like scoundrels. But you can't really blame Juan for the cheap shot. It's just something he picked up from those wily liberals in politics.

I told you it was a safe rule of thumb.

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JWR contributor Bernard Goldberg, the television news reporter and author of several bestselling books, among them, Bias, a New York Times number one bestseller about how the media distort the news. He is widely seen as one of the most original writers and thinkers in broadcast journalism. Mr. Goldberg covered stories all over the world for CBS News and has won 10 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. He now reports for the widely acclaimed HBO broadcast Real Sports.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a member of the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and proprietor of BernardGoldberg.com.


Previously:

04/08/11: An Idea Whose Time Has Come — and Gone 03/28/11: The Pundits Are Driving Me Crazy --- And You Thought Qadaffi Is Nuts
03/14/11: No Liberal Bias at NPR — Just Ask NPR
03/10/11: The media's frustration
03/01/11: Progressives Lost in Time . . .
02/23/11: The Lamestreams Strike Again --- This Time in Madison
02/03/11: You MUST Own a Gun --- Or Else!
01/20/11: It Was Horrible, I tell you … HORRIBLE!
01/11/11: Here We Go Again . . .
01/06/11: You Go, Oprah
12/28/10: A Year-Ender --- The MSM and Obama's Fall from Grace 12/14/10: Thank
Heaven for Rich People

12/02/10: The Phony Nobility of Wikileaks

© 2011, Bernard Goldberg

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