Category Archives: Media
The train of public tolerance for LGBT issues left the station a while ago. Bruce Jenner’s sympathetic interview with Diane Sawyer helped move it down the tracks. In that appearance Bruce wore men’s clothes on the outside but felt like a woman on the inside. Now all of a sudden he’s Caitlyn in a corset on the cover of Vanity Fair.
Who wants to see a 65 year old of any sex in a corset? A lot of people apparently. Caityn had 2 million twitter followers by Friday. On July 15 Jenner will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on ESPN’s ESPY Awards. A reality show, “I am Cait”, premiers on “E” network July 26.
Now Cait Courageous is riding the gravy train of one the greatest publicity stunts in history. Not that there’s anything wrong with publicity stunts.
Megyn Kelly asked Jeb Bush if, knowing what we know now, he would have supported the invasion of Iraq. It would be a great question to ask Hillary Clinton since, as a Senator, she voted for the war. Alas, Hillary is above questioning so Megyn’s question is only being asked of Republican candidates.
Nobody asked him, but Professor Victor Davis Hansen answers the question here.
It’s a good question. Most of the Senate Democrats who voted for the the war quickly turned against it. Many Republicans and public opinion soon headed for the exits too.
With everybody against him, President Bush finally fired Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, poured more troops into Iraq, and put General David Petraeus in charge. The NYT published MoveOn.org’s ad calling him General Betray Us. Hillary called him a liar.
As it turned out the Petraeus plan worked. In 2010 Joe Biden proclaimed events in Iraq the Obama administration’s finest hour. President Obama withdrew U.S. forces as he had promised.
At present the last line of defense appears to be Shiite fighters from Iran.
Knowing what we know now, who in their right mind would answer yes?
Last month ABC’s George Stephanopoulos grilled Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash.The book details a possible conflict of interest between Bill, Hillary, and the Clinton Foundation. I haven’t read it, but reports say the foundation comes off like a personal slush fund for the Clintons. In his interview with Schweizer, Stephanopoulos insisted there was no “smoking gun” of evidence against the Clintons. He also made a point of of Schweizer’s “partisan interests” since he had been a speech writer for W. Bush. He made no mention of his own role in the Clinton administration. Yesterday it was revealed that Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
A reporter blamed the tragic Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia on not enough government spending on infrastructure. House Speaker John Boehner said the train wrecked because it was going 106 mph in a 50 mph zone. This may be just the sort of thinking President Obama wants Boehner to change.
And changing the minds of Boehner, McConnell, and the media are not enough. Hillary says deep seated cultural codes and religious beliefs have to be changed.