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The Ghost of Ronald Reagan

September 30, 2011

As The Murdoch Turns: The Week’s Newest News Corp. News

NEW NEWS HACKING NEWS: As News Hounds has been reporting, the Murdoch Empire is still in deep doo doo as revelations in the phone hacking scandal continue to roil both sides of the ocean. Now comes word that News Corp. investors are demanding the removal/firing/dismissal/sacking/ouster/elimination/giving the boot to Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch, son of Rupert and third in line at the beleaguered media conglomeration. According to The Guardian a shareholders’ group has delivered a letter to the Board of Directors which reads, in part, “We question James Murdoch's suitability as a senior executive and potential successor to Rupert Murdoch. As a senior executive at News International it is unclear why he did not initiate in-depth inquiries at an earlier stage and why former colleagues now directly and publicly contradict his stated position that he was unaware that hacking extended beyond [Clive] Goodman [the News of the World's former royal editor].” And, it won’t get any better for the board or shareholders: Parliament plans to recall James and Rupert Murdoch for further questioning, but this time plans to place them both under oath.

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Reported by Aunty Em at 10:55 AM

September 28, 2011

Chris Christie And His Republican Audience Cheer Reagan Firing 11,000 Air Traffic Controllers

As part of the slobbering coverage of Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library last night (9/27/11), the Hannity show played most of the actual speech. Not surprisingly, Christie began by paying homage to Saint Ronald Reagan. But what was a surprise was the moment in Reagan’s career that Christie chose as his favorite: Reagan’s firing of 11,000 air traffic controllers. This, in the midst of a difficult economy with high unemployment. Later, Hannity’s guest noted the optimism and love for America in Christie’s speech. Yeah, nothing says patriotic optimism like cheering on the firing of 11,000 Americans!

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Reported by Ellen at 1:25 AM

February 20, 2011

Fox News Host: Do What Reagan Did And Just Fire The Protesting Wisconsin Employees

By Brian

Bulls and Bears led off the show yesterday (2/19/11) with a discussion about the Wisconsin protests. Host Brenda Buttner said of the teachers, "Eric, do what Reagan did and just fire ‘em!" So much for “We report, you decide.”

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Reported by Guest Blogger at 1:55 AM

February 5, 2011

Sarah Palin Again Likens Herself To Ronald Reagan

Fox News interrupted its rerun of The O’Reilly Factor last night to air Sarah Palin’s entire speech commemorating Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. It’s hard for me to believe Reagan would have any regard for the arrogant, sneering ignoramus that is Palin. But her followers and the Young America’s Foundation (think Jason Mattera), which hosted the event, seem to think otherwise. Still, I believe even Palin lovers would have found her fumbling, awkward delivery less than inspiring. She spoke as though she were reading the speech for the first time and having trouble reading her notes. But one point she did get across, in between her dire whinings - I mean warnings, was her contention that she’s an heir to Reagan’s brand of conservatism.

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Reported by Ellen at 7:11 PM

January 23, 2011

Cavuto Likens JFK To Ronald Reagan

By Brian

On Thursday (1/20/11), Neil Cavuto’s “Common Sense” comments played up John F. Kennedy’s tax cuts as the forerunner of Reaganomics. But Cavuto left out a few important details.

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Reported by Guest Blogger at 5:30 AM
Morris To Colmes: Just Shut Up, reported by Ellen,
Neil Cavuto's Formula for Success, reported by Melanie,
Deja Vu All Over Again, reported by Nancy,
Be Careful What You Ask For, reported by Ellen,
Fox's Apology, reported by Deborah,
Loosening the Coattails, reported by Eleanor,
CNN and "Clinton Mania", reported by Melanie,
O'Reilly on the Abu Ghraib Factor, reported by Eleanor,
Palast on Reagan, reported by Eleanor,
Politics With a Slant, reported by Eleanor,
CNN Wimps Out, reported by Ellen,
Reagan Legacy For Stocks, reported by Eleanor,
Jon Stewart Was Right, reported by Eleanor,
What About Carter's Legacy?, reported by Deborah,
O'Reilly. What can you Say?, reported by Melanie,
More Reagan Funeral, reported by Melanie,
Reagan Funeral, reported by Melanie,
President Reagan: Still Dead, reported by Ellen,
Born Again After Death, reported by Deborah,
Reagan as King, reported by Melanie,
Tucker Should Watch His Tongue, reported by Eleanor,
Choice Quotes from Brian Mulroney, reported by Melanie,
Live Versus Dead Republicans, reported by Eleanor,
A Memory From The Reagan Years, reported by Deborah,
Now Reagan's "Camelot?", reported by Melanie,