Patterico's Pontifications

12/21/2012

John Kerry for Secretary of State!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:48 pm

Those Senators aren’t going to let ol’ John get “Swift boated” any more than they were going to convict Clinton for something minor like perjury or obstruction of justice. Why, they’re much too genteel to worry about things like honor or principle.

Dana Loesch Sues Breitbart.com

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:47 pm

Daily Caller:

In a lawsuit signifying a schism in the house that Andrew Breitbart built, former BigJournalism.com editor Dana Loesch has sued Breitbart.com LLC, claiming the company refused to release her from a contract and warned other media companies away from hiring her.

Loesch, 34, is a St. Louis-based conservative radio host. She wrote in her legal filing that the fallout from her eventual departure from the Breitbart brand was an “attempt by one vindictive party to sabotage the reputation and career of another.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported on the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court Friday. Loesch seeks $75,000 in damages and a court order that her contract with Breitbart.com is legally terminated.

She alleged, basically, that she wanted out and they wouldn’t let her out.

When she decided not to renew that contract in September, Loesch claims, the company refused to acknowledge her resignation and renewed the contract for another year without her consent.

“Since that time,” the lawsuit alleges, “Defendant has made public remarks stating that Loesch is still a contributor with Breitbart.com … [and] has made remarks to its affiliates and competitors that Loesch is still exclusively engaged with Defendant as an Internet editor.”

What a shame. I like Dana and I like some of the folks at Breitbart, and have nothing else to say right now, except I miss Andrew. I think most of the people on both sides agree.

NBC News: Defiant NRA Is Defiant

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:08 am

NBC News just can’t understand how someone can be so defiantly defiant when the need for gun control has never been more obvious.

Speaking as objective journalists, that is:

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization’s first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he said, asking Congress to immediately appropriate the money to put a police officer in every single school in the country.

The NRA executive’s statement was nothing short of defiant in the face of mounting discussion of the need for tighter restrictions on guns — including renewing a ban on assault weapons — in the wake of last week’s shooting.

Given that these mass shootings so often happen in “gun free zones,” where shooters know they are less likely to encounter armed resistance, why do leftists so defiantly support the same gun-free zones?

I find their defiance puzzling. Journalistically speaking.

Consider this an open thread. It’s annoying that we have to have this discussion, but apparently we do. The “government must solve everything by doing the stupid thing that sounds good” crowd demands it.

And they are obviously the ones in charge these days…


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