Why Does The Left Hate Fox News?

Why Does The Left Hate Fox News? — Fox and Friends this morning featured a report that solid intelligence was obtained from the “underwear bomber” who attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas, and that he has been cooperating with investigators.

Fox indicated that the reason for the cooperation was that the rather gentle handling  Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received during his arrest caused his Nigerian family to support the FBI in encouraging the cooperation.
 
The story was given good play and treated as significant and could be considered  vindication for the Obama Administration’s policy regarding the treatment of terrorists captured in these situations, a policy which was roundly criticized by conservatives.
 
So why does the left hate Fox News? 
 
It’s not because Fox is unwilling to criticize conservatives because it does.
 
It’s not because Fox is unwilling to give liberals a voice because it does.
 
It’s not because Fox is unwilling to give liberals credit for success because it does.
 
It’s because Fox is willing to criticize liberals — which is something no other broadcast news organization is willing to do.
 

 

Here are seven huge flaws in the way liberals think as per John Hawkins:

 

1) Liberals believe they can change human nature.
2) Liberals believe we can talk everything out with our enemies.
3) Liberals don’t have enough respect for our culture and traditions:
4) Liberalism is a fundamentally immoral political philosophy (i.e. they believe that those who agree with them are on the side of the angels regardless of how they behave and those who disagree with them are evil regardless of how they behave or their reasoning. This means they are willing to defend those ranging from the blatantly corrupt such as Barney Frank or Charles Rangle to the tyrannically brutal such as Che Guevera or Hugo Chavez.
5) Liberals believe merely being liberal makes them good people.
6) Liberals have too much faith in government.
7) Liberals have minimal interest in whether the programs they support work or not.

 

The liberals who hate Fox are no different than members of a cult. They hate Fox not because it is unfair or dishonest but because it dares criticize their comfortable religion.

Sunoco Selling Chemical Division To Brazilian Firm

Sunoco Selling Chemical Division To Brazilian Firm — Philadelphia-based Sunoco Inc. is selling its chemical division to Braskem SA, a Brazilian firm, for $350 million in cash. The deal includes its Marcus Hook plant, along with plants in La Porte, Texas and Neal, W.Va.; and the Pittsburgh research and technology center that it acquired from Mitsubishi Corp. back in 2001 during the Bush administration for $700 million.

 The division makes polypropylene, a heavy plastic that is used in consumer materials.
Hope and change.
And you wonder why we gave Brazil a $2 billion loan last August to help them sell oil to the Chinese.
Sunoco Selling Chemical Division To Brazilian Firm

Murtha Is In Intensive Care Unit

Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa12) has been placed in the intensive care unit at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. following complications after his gall bladder surgery, yesterday.


Murtha,  Pennsylvania’s longest serving congressman, has represented his district since being elected in a special election in 1974. He is seeking his 20th term this November.

Rendell Wants KSM Tried By Military In Gitmo

Pennsylvania’s Bush-bashing, Obama-supporting governor may have changed his tune, at least with regard to the wisdom of military trials for terrorist and the closing of the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Gov. Ed Rendell, on Fred Thompson’s radio show today said Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

“Let him plead guilty before a military tribunal in Gitmo,” Rendell said.

 
There had been talk about holding the trial in Wester Pennsylvania after New York politicians started rebelling against the plan to have it in The Big Apple.
 
Thompson is a conservative as is Sean Hannity whose show the governor has also been gracing with his presence.
Rendell Wants KSM Tried By Military In Gitmo
Rendell Wants KSM Tried By Military In Gitmo

Barletta Endorses Corbett

Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta who is seeking a rematch with Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski to represent the 11th District of Pennsylvania in Congress has endorsed Tom Corbett for governor.


Corbett is getting a tenacious battle in the GOP primary from underdog Sam Rohrer, who represents the 128th District in the State House.

Also in the race is National Guardsman Sgt. Robert Allen Mansfield.

Pa. Gets A D But School Choice Can Make Teachers Rich

Pennsylvania gets “D” for promoting teacher quality, the National Council on Teacher Quality announced Friday.

The Council  advocates for tougher teacher evaluations and more rigorous teacher preparation.

Most states did as bad or worse.

The Council says Pennsylvania does not require teacher evaluations and tenure decisions to be based on student achievement; makes it too difficult to fire bad teachers; fails to oversee teacher preparation programs; elementary teachers are not well-prepared to teach math; and that the state sets low expectations for what special education teachers should know.

It also says Pennsylvania’s teacher pay and benefits are “inadequate incentives” to attract and retain good teachers.

I’m not sure about the last point but I’m not against a little more carrot for a lot more stick.

Consider this:  Cut the school year from the existing 190 days or so to 120 days and make each child eligible for a $5,000 tax-funded voucher to whatever accredited education facility their parents want per 120-day term

You should not need to be a high school calculus teacher to understand that would make just about any competent educator very rich.

The teacher leaves the public system and starts his or her own office much as a lawyer or doctor might. The office would be a classroom and the clients or patients would be the students. The teacher would have a huge advantage over a doctor or lawyer, however, in that the teacher could see far more than one client at a time. A good one could handle over 30, in fact.

Consider 30 students per class x $5,000 per student = $150,000 per 120 day term = $300,000 per 240 day year minus $50,000 for building rental, insurance, supplies, bookkeeping etc. = $250,000 before taxes.

Pretty sweet.

But the incompetent teachers  are against it so don’t expect it soon.

For those of you concerned about cutting the amount of education per calendar year, don’t be. The plan actually expands it. Re-read what I wrote and do the math.

And the plan might save the Catholic parochial schools.

When The ‘Raving Fanatics’ Were Right

California approved via referendum allocating $3 billion to embryonic stem cell research in 2004. Opponents of Proposition 71 or “California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act”, objected on moral grounds since the act resulted in the destruction of human life, and on practical grounds since other avenues of research seemed far more likely to get results.

The measure was supported by Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt and Silicon Valley high rollers.

The opponents concerns were dismissed as the ravings of religious fanatics who wished to inflict suffering on Michael J. Fox and Christopher Reeve.

Well the verdict is in: the effort was a waste and the The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine — the institution created with the money — is giving up embryonic stem cell research to concentrate on finding cures using adult stem cells, which was never controversial and is being studied at many other places.

And California teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

 When The ‘Raving Fanatics’ Were Right

Sen. Specter Casts 10,000th Vote

Arlen Specter was praised by fellow Democrats, Jan. 25, after casting the 10,000 vote of as senator during a reign that began in 1981.

From the “magic bullet theory” to getting Ira Einhorn free on bail to an imaginative citation of Scottish law to keep President Bill Clinton in office after his impeachment, Arlen Specter has certainly made himself part of history.

May 2010 be the last year he casts a Senate vote.

Choice Is The First Step In Solving Philly’s School Violence

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer had several stories involving school violence, and with the exception of one rather one-sided whine, all concerned serious incidents involving city schools.

This one, for instance, has girl gangs brawling outside of Bartram High school over comments on Facebook. Their fight ended up with three people — one girl and two boys — getting shot apparently by the boys they brought along. The boys were in critical condition as of this morning.

This one –granted it’s from the Daily News but the Inky had a similar story — concerned a hearing  incidents at Audenried High School in which a mother described how officials failed to discipline a school bully who had broken her son’s ribs, and how a teacher watched helplessly as a group of 20 students barged into her classroom and attacked a girl.

And this is on top of the incidents last December in which parents of Asian students kept their children home because of the unwillingness of officials to act against those attacking them.

If parents were allowed to chose their children’s schools most of these problems would go away. Schools and officials who did not respond to bullying would soon be weeded out because the parents would have the ability to cut off their money simply by  choosing to send their children elsewhere.

This would also apply to incompetent teachers.

The biggest opponents to school vouchers are, in fact, inattentive officials and incompetent teachers.

If the state legislators summed enough courage to oppose the teachers unions and approve school vouchers, parochial schools such as St. Joseph Grade School in Collingdale would be saved, and the kids who want an education in Philly would not have to attend class in fear.

RI Senator Disses Sestak After Sestak Endorses Him

Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa7), who is seeking to replace fellow Dem Arlen Specter as Pennsylvania senator, said in a Jan. 22 interview with TalkingPointsMemo.Com that the Democrats running the Senate lack courage especially piling on Harry Reid of Nevada.

He said he thought Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island should be leading things.

Reed responded by saying he’s endorsing Specter for re-election and  Dingy Harry as Majority Leader.