Blog Sorties for April 7, 2014

Republican Convention 1896

National Republican Convention, June 18, 1896, St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by M. F. Doud, US Library of Congress collection)

A roundup of under-covered or ignored news, courtesy of the Blogosphere.

Al Sharpton—Man of many pasts including snitch?
AL SHARPTON transformed himself from media attacker of innocent men accused of rape to a major voice in Democrat Party politics. For the young among us, it must be said Sharpton is a man of many pasts. The Smoking Gun takes on allegations Sharpton was a snitch for the FBI.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is set to headline his good friend Sharpton’s National Action Network conference. Just imagine the outcry if a racial activist who had promoted false accusations against four black college students on rape charges involving a white victim getting a Republican president to headline his conference. The rape charges turned out to be false, and that wasn’t Sharpton’s only excursion into rape rhetoric, by the way. The Daily Beast details Sharpton’s “Long Bill of Goods.

Media hearts break over Dem senator charged with trafficking in firearms
RACHEL MADDOW at MSNBC joins others in media whose hearts are broken over popular California Democrat Leland Yee’s fall from grace. The rabidly anti-gun senator faces federal charges that include conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms.

Leland Yee

Shortly before news broke about federal charges against Lee, the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California) gave him an award honoring him for transparency. (Snip: Yee/California State Government)RACHEL MADDOW at MSNBC joins others in media whose hearts are broken over popular California Democrat Sen. Leland Yee’s fall from grace. The rabidly anti-gun senator faces federal charges that include conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms.

The sting ensnared Yee as a contact for an undercover agent hoping to get shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, among other things. Newsbusters recounts how Maddow couldn’t bring herself to cover Yee’s scandal in depth. Nor have other media—Yee had actually received an award for transparency from one of America’s oldest journalism orgs.

No, Breyer should not be a Supreme Court justice
LEFTWING Supreme Court Justices like STEPHEN BREYER view the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as an impediment. Breyer is one of the most aggressive in attempting to undermine government limits on speech in the First Amendment. Ace of Spades digs into Breyer’s efforts, and explains why you should be alarmed.

Blogger advises GOP: Don’t go Vegas on us
THOMAS LIFSON explains why holding the 2016 Republican Convention in Las Vegas would be a terrible idea. Lifson, writing at American Thinker, said holding the convention there could actually help elect another Democrat to the presidency.

(Roundup by Kay B. Day/April 7, 2014)

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About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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