Well, he’s probably never actually heard of this blog, but with news like this, I’d sure love to take the credit for it
Time magazine Washington Bureau Chief Jay Carney has left that position, reportedly to become Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s communications director.
Carney will become an assistant to Biden in the White House, and will serve as the vice president’s communications director, Time’s own Mark Halperin reported Monday.
Spokeswomen for Biden did not immediately return an email seeking confirmation of the report.
Carney had been the magazine’s D.C. bureau head since 2005, and had been on board Air Force One with President Bush on 9/11. He is married to ABC News senior national correspondent Claire Shipman.
In case you’re new to this blog, here’s the advice I gave over a week ago after learning of MSDNC’s Chris Matthews desire to run for the US Senate in PA against Republican Senator Arlen Specter:
I applaud Matthews for taking into serious consideration the possibility he’d need to leave the network in order to run for Senate (of course, he should have left it much, much earlier – but then again he wouldn’t have been able to help his fellow mediots with getting Obama elected, would he?). In fact, I encourage every other journalist out there who has a strong bias for one party or the other – who thinks it’s their “job” to help that party – to please follow Matthews’ example, retire from your profession and start pursuing your dream of officially working to advance that party’s principles – whether it be as a politico, an advisor or aide, or working for an advocacy group, or starting your own. Make your biases known upfront instead of continuing to hide behind a phony banner of “objectivity.” You know the real you is desperate to “come out of the closet.” I encourage you to do so, and to do so immediately. And in your places, we’d like to see journalists that really are objective instead of putting on pretenses.
Clearly, Carney is following his heart, and I applaud him for it.
Michael Calderone notes:
Carney had been Time’s Washington bureau chief, and was overseeing campaign coverage just over a month ago.
Yeah, I just bet he was.
Newsbusters’ executive editor Matthew Sheffield has examples of Carney’s left wing bias here, and in that same post has also documented a short list of journalists who have left their fields in the past year to work for Barry O. and company.
Great. That’s exactly where they and other journalists who think like them belong.
Related, via Tigerhawk:
I guess this means that the Associated Press has become the official mouthpiece for Barack Obama’s “global warming” agenda. It starts out with the headline “Obama left with little time to curb global warming” and doesn’t get any better.
Who needs the IPCC when we’ve got the AP?
… but I repeat myself.
Yeah, I know – they could qualify as “losers of the week” every week but this week … only a day into it … they’ve already outdone themselves over the Iraqi “journalist” shoe-throwing incident from over the weekend. They can’t contain their glee over it and in the process demonstrate their juvenile behavior, not to mention show that what little perspective they had left over what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s appropriate and what’s not, has completely gone out the window. Here are examples of some of today’s headlines:
- AP: Across Mideast, Arabs hail shoe-hurling journalist
- NYT Baghdad Bureau: Brother Explains Shoe-Tossing Iraqi Journalist’s Anger
- NYT Baghdad Bureau: Iraqis Pick Up Their Shoes: Reaction From Around the Country (Note: can you tell the NYT is excited about this? – ST)
- Reuters: ANALYSIS-Iraqi shoe-thrower captures Mideast rage at Bush
- BBC: Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker
- Chi-Trubune Swampland blog: Bush doesn’t admit Iraq’s angry soles
- AFP: Shoe attack on Bush mars farewell Iraq visit
“Mars”? Don’t these idiots realize that none of these people would have had the right to protest Bush’s visit if it weren’t for, well, him and the many sacrifices that have been made by our troops and coalition forces … not to mention the many brave Iraqis who want to see their country peaceful and prosperous, and not under the influence of radical Islam? Yeah, it was rude as hell for the Iraqi “journalist” to throw his shoes at Bush, but him and others in Iraq who are doing similary with photos of Bush probably haven’t stopped to think that if they were doing the same thing under a Saddam administration he’d torture them slowly before having them murdered.
Just goes to show once again that irrational, illogical, fanatical Bush hatred doesn’t stop at our borders.
Another thing, wouldn’t it be interesting to see a poll of all the Arabs in the Middle East and Europe who the media has noted are celebrating the shoe throw as to how many of them believe the Islamofascist torture and murder is acceptable when used to rid the world of “infidels”? I’m sure many of those on the left who read this blog will freak out over the question, assuming I’m stereotyping, but after the repeated terror attacks overseas, as well as the protest riots, violence, and deaths over “issues” like the Mohammed cartoons, I think it’s safe to say that we can bury the myth that “few Islamists” feel that such things are justified. I don’t think it’s a majority, but I definitely think it’s more than just a “few.” Polls like this one back up that opinion. The reason I ask is because it would be interesting to see how many of those Arabs would hate Bush anyway – even if he had decided not to go to war with Iraq.
The damage from arson at Wasilla Bible Church has been estimated to be around $1 million. The Gov. even apologized to her pastor if the church was targeted over her vice presidential candidacy. Police are still investigating.
Sunday services were held at Wasilla Middle School yesterday. This quote is especially important to remember:
The congregation realizes the church is more than the building, said John Doak, associate pastor.
“The definition of the church is the body of Christ, made up of God’s people,” Doak said after the hourlong service that drew about 1,200 people to Wasilla Middle School. “The church is still there. We are the church.”
MM has the details on how you can help Wasilla Bible Church repair the damage caused by the fire.