Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Media Matters Raison d’Etre Revealed: Attack Businesses, Wealthy People, and Christianity

Not that it’s any great surprise to anyone that hasn’t been living under a rock, but here it is:

When David Brock applied for tax-exempt status for Media Matters for America, he told the IRS exactly who his group would be fighting against: businesses, wealthy Americans and conservative Christians.

“Media Matters for America (MMA) believes that news reporting and analysis by the American media, with its eye on profit margin and preservation of the status quo, has become biased,” read the group’s application, obtained by The Daily Caller, “It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote corporate interests, the rights of the wealthy, and a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology.”

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Mike Wallace Passes Away At 93

A legend passes:

CBS News legend Mike Wallace, the “60 Minutes” pit-bull reporter whose probing, brazen style made his name synonymous with the tough interview – a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago – died last night. He was 93 and passed peacefully surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn., where he spent the past few years. He also had a home in Manhattan.

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Philly Papers Now Partially Owned By Democratic Officials

Note to self: from this point forward, trust Philadelphia papers about as much as you trust Pravda (emphasis added).

A group of local investors bought Philadelphia Media Network Inc., the parent company of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, Monday for $55 million, with up to an additional $10 million in working capital for operations. The deal represents the fourth ownership change for the media properties in less than six years.

Led by businessman Lewis Katz, 70, and insurance executive and Democratic leader George E. Norcross III, 56, the group purchased PMN from a collection of hedge funds and other financial firms that have owned the daily newspapers and their related website since they emerged from bankruptcy in October 2010.

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Peggy Noonan’s Second Thoughts

Speaking of enthusiasm shortfalls, former Republican turned Obamaite Peggy Noonan, whose paean to The One back in 2008 was likely responsible for changing the minds of some undecided voters, appears to be having second thoughts:

In terms of the broad electorate, I’m not sure he really has a relationship. A president only gets a year or two to forge real bonds with the American people. In that time a crucial thing he must establish is that what is on his mind is what is on their mind. This is especially true during a crisis.

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Another Democrat Charged With Embezzling, Fraud

Do you think the MSM will cover this story?

A longtime California Democratic campaign treasurer embezzled at least $7 million from as many as 50 clients including politicians, local officials and other political entities in a scheme that continued for more than 10 years, according to a new court filing by federal prosecutors.

Kinde Durkee, who spent two decades working for scores of campaigns in California and was Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s campaign treasurer, was charged with five new counts of mail fraud in the court filing late Tuesday.

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