Twitter Proves New NY Times Columnist Bret Stephens Right About ‘Nasty Left’

bret stephens Left-of-center users of Twitter reacted predictably to the first New York Times op-ed piece from former Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens on Friday. Stephens, who was a noted never-Trumper during the 2016 presidential race, left the Journal earlier in April to become a columnist for the liberal newspaper. He devoted his first column to contending that the posture of “certitude” towards Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 presidential race was akin to the attitude of too many climate change advocates:
Claiming total certainty about the science traduces the spirit of science and creates openings for doubt whenever a climate claim proves wrong. Demanding abrupt and expensive changes in public policy raises fair questions about ideological intentions. Censoriously asserting one’s moral superiority and treating skeptics as imbeciles and deplorables wins few converts…. [O]rdinary citizens also have a right to be skeptical of an overweening scientism. They know — as all environmentalists
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Trump Thanks Jim DeMint Over Gorsuch Fight Amid Report He’s Out at Heritage

President Donald Trump thanked Jim DeMint during his Friday speech to the NRA for his role during the battle over the Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination. However, the former South Carolina senator may be on his way out from his current role as president of the conservative Heritage Foundation. The President included DeMint in a list of groups and individuals who, along with the gun rights organization, had helped out in the confirmation fight. “And also, from Heritage, Jim DeMint — it’s been amazing. I mean, those people have been fantastic. They’ve been real friends,” Trump said. Earlier in the afternoon, Politico cited “three people with knowledge of the situation” regarding DeMint’s possible departure from Heritage (where, full disclosure, this writer worked between 2003 and 2006). The Friday report claimed that the former politician had “a dispute with board members about the direction of conservative think tank”:
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Larry Bird Is Reportedly Resigning as Indiana Pacers President

larry bird NBA legend Larry Bird will end his tenure as Indiana Pacers president, according to a Friday report from Yahoo! Sports. The report cites “league sources” talking about Bird’s move. The former Boston Celtics star’s contract with the team is due to expire at the end of the current NBA season. He has been president of the franchise since 2013. Yahoo also revealed that “Bird is planning to remain with the organization in a consulting role.” The current general manager of the Pacers, Kevin Pritchard, will become Bird’s successor, according to the same league sources. USA Today Sports is now independently reporting the same on Bird’s resignation. Bird also served as president of the NBA team between 2003 and 2012. Before that, he coached the Pacers from 1997-2000, and left the team with a winning 147 to 67 record. He was the NBA’s Coach of the Year in 1998, Continue reading "Larry Bird Is Reportedly Resigning as Indiana Pacers President"

Eric Bolling is Getting the 5PM Slot at Fox News — Along With Two Others

bolling-1 Eric Bolling will indeed be getting a show in the 5 pm Eastern slot on Fox News, and he will be joined by two co-hosts on the new program. Suzanne Scott, the network’s vice president of programming, announced via e-mail that Bolling, National Review‘s Katherine Timpf, and Fox News legal analyst Eboni K. Williams will host The Fox News Specialists, which will be an hour-long program. The show will debut on May 1, 2017. “Eric, Katherine and Eboni’s diverse opinions and backgrounds will provide our audience with an hour of informative and entertaining analysis on daily stories that are most important to Americans. The combination of the co-hosts’ expertise in business, millennial and legal topics, respectively, will make for lively and compelling discourse,” Scott said. The e-mail announcement revealed that the two guests would join the show “to discuss the top stories driving the headlines of the day. Continue reading "Eric Bolling is Getting the 5PM Slot at Fox News — Along With Two Others"

Double Standard? Slate Jabbed Romney For 2012 Speaking Fees; Defends Obama’s in 2017

Slate_screengrab_2012_2017 Slate took then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney to task in early 2012 over his claim that $360,000 in speaking fees in one year was “not very much.” Five-plus years later, the liberal website is now brushing off the one-time, $400,000 speaking fee former President Barack Obama is receiving from investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald. Matt Yglesias (who is now at Vox) zeroed in on Romney’s hesitance to releases his tax returns in a short January 2012 item for Slate’s Moneybox blog, but soon underlined that the Republican candidate “lacks perspective on what constitutes ‘not very much’ income.” Romney emphasized at the time that “my income comes overwhelmingly from some investments made in the past, whether ordinary income or earned annually. I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away. And then I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much. Continue reading "Double Standard? Slate Jabbed Romney For 2012 Speaking Fees; Defends Obama’s in 2017"

Joss Whedon Uses Child Cancer Survivors To Make Crude Anti-Trump Joke

2017-04-27-Twitter-Joss_Whedon Avengers director Joss Whedon somehow thought it was a good idea on Thursday to use a picture of House Speaker Paul Ryan meeting with teenage survivors of childhood cancer as a setup to snark at President Donald Trump on Twitter (see screengrab above, as well embedded Tweets below). As you might have expected, conservatives on social media erupted against Whedon’s use of the cancer survivors.

Joss Whedon Uses Child Cancer Survivors To Make Crude Anti-Trump Joke

2017-04-27-Twitter-Joss_Whedon Avengers director Joss Whedon somehow thought it was a good idea on Thursday to use a picture of House Speaker Paul Ryan meeting with teenage survivors of childhood cancer as a setup to snark at President Donald Trump on Twitter (see screengrab above, as well embedded Tweets below). As you might have expected, conservatives on social media erupted against Whedon’s use of the cancer survivors.