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Max did a great job getting the poll up ASAP and Ricochet is registering our opinions timely. I think some names were left off the list. Winner – Republican Party More

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UntitledAt 11:45 PM CNN’s Don Lemon reported (breaking news!) that the name of one of the suspected killers at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center massacre – who was subsequently killed in a shootout with police – was Syed Farook. This was at least two hours after the LA Times, Drudge, NBC News, Fox News, and The Daily Beast reported the suspect’s name – the name that had been circulating for hours, evidently, on social media after being picked up from conversation on a police radio channel sometime after the shooting.

The way that CNN deliberately concealed a name that had already been released on other major news outlets and subsequently twisted itself into a pretzel trying to avoid the conclusion that the massacre was a terrorist incident (to say nothing of an Islamic terrorist incident) was the kind of politically correct reporting that Todd Feinburg and I discussed with Massachusetts’ Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson on the recent “Radical Islam” edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast.

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When facing a 17-person GOP field, cable networks had a debate dilemma: limit the number of participants or install bleachers. They chose the former, but their process is deeply flawed. Serious candidates like Perry and Jindal are shouting to an empty auditorium while vanity projects like Huckabee use the debate to hawk his book. (Buy Giblets, Gullets & Grifters, available now at your local Bass Pro Shop!)

In theory, if someone did well in the first B-list debate, they would advance to the main stage the next time around. Carly Fiorina was the obvious standout of the Fox News forum, so most observers assumed she would appear at the adults’ table for CNN’s round two. Not so fast…

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8/28/15 3:05 Pacific Time: Adding both first and second choice vote tallys, Forina leads other closest candidates, Walker and Rubio by 42 to 37 and 37 respectively. More

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While I was uploading some large files, I decided to try my hand at video editing by taking three clips of everyone’s favorite State Department spokesperson, Marie Harf, saying that, “we can’t kill our way out of this war,” with Islamic State. She also implies that jobs is the answer to radical Islamic barbarism, that they need a different path in life. She delivers basically the same propaganda (shades of Susan Rice) to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and MSNBC Joe Scarborough (who wanted to give her a mulligan on her previous comments but she declined).

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I’m a photojournalist, meaning that I make my living with words and photos, covering automotive, travel and sometimes, Conservative and Libertarian politics. Until now my political commentary has been limited to my Facebook page. Being a writer, I tend to work crazy hours as many of the publications I contribute to are on the other […]

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This week we learned that Jay Carney is starting a new job at CNN.* “Of course he is,” quipped Glenn Reynolds. And of course he is.

Jay Carney spent the last six years as a paid, professional liar in the service of another professional liar. A snide, sneering jerk of a human being, constantly and consistently behaving like the smug weasel** we recognize from any number of 1980s high school movies. The nerds got their revenge by moving to Washington.

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The great thing about a marketplace is, it always tells you when you’re missing the mark.

Ricochet, for instance: we know we’re providing a useful and valuable service, but we also know we need to do better. Our customers — you — tell us that. When we launched the new site, memberships plummeted. When we got our act together, they picked up steam. We’re now growing about as fast as we were before the Great Migration.

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Somewhat overshadowed by the news that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman next year, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced today that his network is giving up on the primetime talk show format (this is how completely snakebit Zucker is — he even gets outprogrammed when announcing business decisions).

The time slot formerly occupied by Larry King and then Piers Morgan will now belong to unscripted series helmed by the likes of Mike Rowe and John Walsh.

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“MSNBC is in serious trouble.” That according to Dylan Byers, Politico’s left-leaning media reporter and regular critic of Fox News.

The Peacock Network’s crazy uncle in the attic has struggled to find a voice ever since Bush left office and Obama’s halo began to fade. Shockingly, MSNBC’s obsessions with racial insults, ritualistic Palin hate and New Jersey traffic reports have not translated to ratings or revenue.

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