Bravo … It’s not often that I find a reason to congratulate and praise Jennifer Rubin, who has tried to pass herself off as a “conservative” for years. Rubin writes the “Right Turn” blog for the Washington Post. There’s been a change in her author biography. As recently as last week, Rubin’s bio said she offered “reported opinion from a conservative perspective.” It now says “center perspective.” The page for the “Right Turn” blog itself has not caught up with the change; it still labels the blog as “conservative.” But this is a welcome start. Thanks to Decision Desk HQ’s Varad Mehta for noticing this.
Covering up … Yesterday I told you about CRTV host Michelle Malkin calling out Jim Acosta’s labeling of Trump supporters as lacking “all their faculties in some cases.” Also yesterday, CNN’s dynamic duo of Brian Stelter and his boy wonder, Oliver Darcy, ran cover for Acosta. Stelter claimed that ever-nefarious Fox News twisted Acosta’s words, and Darcy wrote a story claiming the same.
Acosta got caught espousing what he and the crew at CNN think about those who don’t toe the leftist line. You aren’t supposed to do that – tell the truth. That is exactly what Stelter and Darcy were trying to cover up: what Acosta really thinks of people who think differently from him.
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Never waste an opportunity … Ben Jacobs, an American reporter for the U.K.-based Guardian, blamed American conservatives for using the tragic case of Alfie Evans to bash the NHS. Yes, that’s exactly what we’re concerned with: The government of the United Kingdom, in the name of Her Majesty, has decided to take steps to terminate the life of a toddler and are forbidding his parents to seek treatment elsewhere.
To Jacobs, conservatives don’t actually feel for this child and his parents; no, they just wanted an excuse to attack government-run healthcare. Newsflash to Jacobs: This is about fundamental rights and freedoms, not just the NHS. The same conservatives who are up in arms about this were up in arms when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts kidnapped a teenager from her parents over a medical dispute.
Twitchy has a great breakdown of just how horrid Jacobs is on this.
Joy Reid’s woes continue … MSNBC’s Joy Reid’s reckoning with her past continues. More and more of her past writings are coming to light, and it is now affecting her pocketbook. The Daily Beast has announced that it has suspended Reid’s column because of the “serious” nature of the allegations about her past homophobic writings. The Wrap has the details. On a lighter note, it also appears that Reid was a big “Kanye for president” fan back in the day.
In the year before I left Massachusetts for South Carolina, the Commonwealth and Boston Children’s Hospital kidnapped Justina Pelletier from her parents over a medical dispute. Justina went over a year without the proper medical care for her disease. I remind you of this because what is happening in the U.K. does happen here. So, yes, be righteously mad about what is happening in the U.K. and hold media types accountable for their coverage or non-coverage of this, but remember it also happens here. If you are a CRTV subscriber – or if you are not, take advantage of the 30-day free trial – make time to watch Michelle Malkin’s two-part series on medical kidnapping. It’s well worth your time.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC.