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Open Letter to the National Media*

*Who don’t know S*** about Southern California. This is definitely one of the worst fire seasons I have ever witnessed. As a child, I remember needing the assurance of my parents that the fires were far away and we were in no danger because the news whipped up the fear. For the record, I have…

Edwards campaign calls local reporter illegitimate

    Political Reporter for The Orange County Register Martin Wisckol had an interview lined up with Elizabeth Edwards after the very successful Truman Awards Dinner, and everything was in order until an Edwards Campaign staff member called to talk about the questions that Wisckol would be asking.From Wisckol’s blog post:   I said that among…

Lou Correa Does Some Good on Health Care, Lobbies for SCHIP

Yes, believe it or not, Lou Correa does good work for his constituents in Orange County. And apparently this week, he did something particularly good. He lobbied our Congresscritters in DC to override Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Yep, Lou did his part to persuade Congress to allow working families…

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…

Limbaugh’s “Phony Soldier” Comment vs MoveOn’s General Betrayus Ad: It’s OK to Criticize Troops if You’re a Republican

From a House and Senate condemnation of MoveOn.org’s ad to a denouncement of Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldier” comments.  The difference; MoveOn stood by its ad and back it up with research. Limbaugh scrubbed his transcript and edited the soundbyte. But no condemnation of “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh.  Rush’s program is carried on Armed Forced Radio Network…

Newpaper Editorials Decry Possible SCHIP Veto

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office: Washington Post Editorial: “Children’s Health Check” October 1, 2007  “President Bush appears determined to veto the $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that the House and Senate approved last week… “The administration’s proposal, to increase spending by less than $5 billion over five years, would fall…

So Much for the Liberal Media; Conservatives Rule Op-Ed Pages says MediaMatters

Washington, D.C. – Media Matters for America today released California data for its new report “Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,” a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers, or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.  Because of the time, labor,…