July 2012

Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 6:20pm
PFAW Report: Predatory Privatization Puts Citizens and Communities at Risk. Oliver Willis @ Media Matters: When Will Media Ask Romney About Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy His Campaign Surrogates Support? Bold Faith Type: Faithful America and CREDO Action Speak Out Against Propaganda on Alabama Public Television. Jeremy Leaming @ ACS Blog: Coverage of Voter Suppression Laws Skewed by Timid Journalists. Alex Alvarez @ Mediaite: Romney Aide Explodes At Media In Poland: ‘Kiss My A**.’ Ali Gharib @ Think Progress Security: International Media... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 6:05pm
Romney denies saying he was talking about Palestinians’ culture when he said “culture makes all the difference” in why they have a lower GDP per capita than Israel…too bad he said the same thing in his book. Washington Post’s conservative columnist and alternate reality occupant Jennifer Rubin didn’t get the memo, calling Romney’s “culture” comments “bold and blunt” and bewilderingly claimed that “if this is the Romney we’re going to see during the balance of the campaign Obama is in deep trouble.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 5:30pm
Joining televangelist Pat Robertson who earlier today said that same-sex marriage will be the “death knell” of the Democratic Party, Mike Huckabee and other leading conservatives have denounced the party’s decision to include marriage equality in its platform. Huckabee told Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association that the move is the “best thing that’s ever happened to the Republican Party” and “may end up sinking the ship.” He said that while people tolerate people who “choose to live in lifestyles that they don’t necessarily... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 4:15pm
David Limbaugh appeared on Eagle Forum Live with Phyllis Schlafly to promote his new book, The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic. He told Schlafly that Obama is promoting “dependency and sloth” and is using “class warfare and race warfare and gender warfare and sexual orientation warfare and religion warfare” to get his way: Limbaugh: This is so destructive of the social fabric the way he initiates and engages in class warfare and race warfare and gender warfare and sexual orientation warfare and religion warfare. Schlafly: I was gonna say... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 3:15pm
Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips told members in an email today that their movement cannot avoid the issue of same-sex marriage, as it threatens to destroy the family, replace freedom with anarchy and “turn marriage into a freak show involving 3 men, 5 women, 2 dogs and a Bengal tiger.” Gay marriage is often identified as a social issue and many in the conservative and Tea Party movement say leave social issues alone. While we can have that debate as to whether we should include social issues or not, this is an issue that is not purely a social issue. The left has been... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 2:05pm
Yesterday during In The Market, Dan Gainor of the right-wing Media Research Center and host Janet Parshall are the latest conservative activists to deny their movement’s history of supporting boycotts in order to attack gay rights groups protesting Chick-fil-A, agreeing that “conservatives generally are against boycotts” while freedom-hating liberals just can’t help themselves: Gainor: This is a line in the sand for everybody listening, for every American right now: what country do we want to have, do we want to have people just say ‘well I don’t like... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 12:40pm
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Matt Barber yesterday on Faith & Freedom said that legal abortion had a role in the Colorado movie theatre massacre. Staver maintained that America has been consumed by a “culture of death” that has led to recent shootings while Barber claimed that the “sacred cow of the left--abortion--they worship at the altar of euphemistic, so-called choice,” is partly to blame. Because of legal abortion, Barber said, “we have to expect these kinds of consequences.” Watch: MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 11:40am
Today, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a poll finding that more Americans favor than oppose legalizing same-sex marriage, confirming other polls which show rising support for marriage equality, and the Democratic Party is likely to endorse marriage equality in its party platform. But Pat Robertson today on the 700 Club derided the Democratic Party for having a “death wish” if they decide to back same-sex marriage since they will be “further alienating themselves from the mainstream of America.” Watch: Robertson: About 2% of the population are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/31/2012, 11:00am
The anti-gay group Liberty Counsel has a history of supporting boycotts and organizing similar pressure campaigns, targeting companies like McDonalds, Pay Pal, Starbucks, Lowe’s and any retailer that doesn’t say the word “Christmas” enough. But much like their allies at the National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association, LC now believes that boycotts and pressure campaigns are only acceptable if they are the ones organizing them. Objecting to protests against Chick-fil-A for its record of anti-gay advocacy and financing of anti-gay groups, LC... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/30/2012, 6:00pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Auditor Calls ‘Gay Parenting’ Study ‘Bullshit.’ Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones: The Craziest GOP House Race of the Year. Ali Gharib @ Think Progress: Clinton Praises Republicans Who Stood Up Against Bachmann’s Islamophobic Allegations. Greg Sargent @ The Plum Line: Why Romney keeps attacking things Obama didn’t say. Simon Maloy @ Media Matters: The Daily Caller’s Highly Suspect Bin Laden Raid “Bombshell.” Irin Carmon @ Salon: Abortion insanity prevails in Arizona. MORE
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