Conservative Women Don’t Count ~ Per PBS

Gateway Pundit draws some attention to an issue many know about, especially conservative women. Here is an old AIM article noting this intolerance in the tolerant left:

…A former Stanford grand poobah, classical pianist and Ph.D. in everything international, Rice has an unassailable set of qualifications for her national security role. But, destruction awaits uppity women who don’t toe the feminist line. No matter how she tried to soar, she would be relegated to coach class. No matter what her skills and ability, she was destined to be but a sharecropper in the feminist estate. Condi has conservative cooties.

Political lines have always determined the efficacy of affirmative action programs in presidential Cabinets. Clinton appointees Ron Brown, Mike Espy and Janet Reno made diversity bean counters rejoice. Bush Cabinet members Colin Powell, Rod Paige, Gale Norton, Ann Veneman, Elaine Chao and Condi don’t. Selective affirmative action also applies to U.S. Supreme Court justices. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a Reagan appointee, didn’t count until she started voting for abortion and began ranting about incorporating Euro kerfuffle into our judicial decisions. Clarence Thomas, a Bush Sr. appointee, has been treated as if he were the cousin who did time for a pyramid scheme involving really expensive lotion and bug spray.

Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court enjoyed the same type of reception when she was nominated for the federal bench. A conservative black woman, who apparently didn’t get the memo on uniform views for powerful women, Brown was pilloried for acts of treason such as interpreting, not making, the law….

Here is an excerpt from Gateway’s post:

The liberal media was singing the praises of their own as history makers before Thursday night’s Democratic Party presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hosted by PBS. Articles previewing the debate highlighted the false claim by PBS that the moderator pairing of PBS Newshour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff marked the first time an all-female duo had moderated a presidential debate.


“Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will bring the same high journalistic standards and integrity to this debate that they bring to the PBS NewsHour every day,” said Sara Just, Executive Producer of the NewsHour and Senior Vice President of WETA. “I’m looking forward to seeing the first all-female moderating team at a presidential debate.”

After Thursday night’s debate the same liberal media started editing headlines and appending corrections to their articles acknowledging that it was Fox, via its Fox Business Network subsidiary, that actually had the first all-female debate moderators–and that it was just a month ago!

Huffington Post: Gwen Ifill And Judy Woodruff Make History As First All-Female Duo To Moderate A Presidential Debate:

  • This article has been updated to note Sandra Smith and Trish Reagan hosted a Republican undercard debate last month.

Time: Here’s How the Democratic Debate Moderators Will Make Major History:

  • “Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly identified Thursday night’s hosts as the first pair of women to host a presidential debate together. Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan and Sandra Smith were the first to do so in a Republican undercard debate on Jan. 14.”

Read the “real story” at Elle magazine: As The First Female Duo To Moderate A Presidential Debate, Sandra Smith And Trish Regan Have Made History

Internal Memos from Media Matters ~ Enemies List (Should They Continue To Be Tax Exempt?)


An internal Media Matters For America memo obtained by The Daily Caller reveals that the left-wing media watchdog group employs an “opposition research team” to target its political enemies. Included in the list of targets are right-leaning websites, conservative think tanks, prominent financiers and donors, and more than a dozen specific Fox News Channel and News Corporation employees.

“We will conduct extensive public records searches and compile opposition books on individuals,” declares the memo, likely written in late 2009. Investigations, it says, “will focus on the backgrounds, connections, operations and political and financial activities of the individuals.” (RELATED: Media Matters sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations)

One of those singled out for scrutiny in the memo is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, a self-described libertarian. Thiel “directly funded, through a small government group, prior racist attack videos by James O’Keefe, the right-wing operative who staged the recent ACORN video sting,” states the memo. “Thiel’s role in funding such attacks has gone completely unremarked and largely uninvestigated.”

“An opposition research team will serve to hold Thiel and others like him accountable.”

In addition to Thiel, the memo contains this list of “preliminary targets”:

News Corp

  •  Fox News Channel
  •  Fox Business Network
  •  Fox News’ websites

Conservative news sites

  •  WorldNetDaily
  •  NewsMax

Conservative think thanks

  •  The Heritage Foundation
  •  American Enterprise Institute
  •  Cato Institute

News Corp executives

  •  Rupert Murdoch
  •  Chase Carey
  •  David DeVoe
  •  Lawrence Jacobs
  •  James Murdoch

Conservative donors

  •  Peter Thiel
  •  Richard Mellon Scaife
  •  Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  •  John M. Olin Foundation
  •  Koch Family Foundations

Fox News executives

  •  CEO Roger Ailes
  •  Senior vice president Michael Clemente
  •  Vice president of news Sean Smith
  •  Vice president of new editorial product Jay Wallace
  •  Fox Business Network executive vice president Kevin Magee

Fox personalities

  •  Glenn Beck
  •  Sean Hannity
  •  Bill O’Reilly

Fox senior production and corporation staff

  •  Hannity executive producer John Finley
  •  On the Record executive producer Meade Cooper
  •  O’Reilly Factor senior executive producer David Tabacoff
  •  Fox & Friends executive producer Lauren Petterson

Political figures

  •  Carly Fiorina
  •  David Vitter
  •  Eric Cantor
  •  John Boehner
  •  Mitch McConnell
  •  Michele Bachmann
  •  Steve King

“In all likelihood,” the memo concludes, “we will produce volumes of useful data week after week.”