GovernmentPrograms http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7248/all en Zernike Strikes Again: 'Emotion Outweighs Fact' Among Tea Party Hypocrites http://www.mrc.org/articles/zernike-strikes-again-emotion-outweighs-fact-among-tea-party-hypocrites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kate Zernike: &quot;[Tea Party organizer Jeff McQueen] and others do not see any contradictions in their arguments for smaller government even as they argue that it should do more to prevent job loss or cuts to Medicare. After a year of angry debate, emotion outweighs fact.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kate Zernike, the Times reporter whose keen ear overheard a "<a href="/timeswatch/articles/2010/20100222021250.aspx">Chris Rock voice</a>" from a Brooklyn conservative at a political gathering in D.C. last month, profiled a Tea Party group in Indiana for Sunday's front page and uncovered hypocrisy in a movement that puts angry emotionalism over facts: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/us/politics/28teaparty.html?sq=Zernike&amp;st=cse&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=all">With No Jobs, Plenty of Time For Tea Party</a>."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/zernike-strikes-again-emotion-outweighs-fact-among-tea-party-hypocrites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GovernmentPrograms Hypocrisy KateZernike liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Protesters TeaParty TimesWatch Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:54:00 +0000 admin 7463 at http://www.mrc.org 'Free' Our Political Language from Falsehood http://www.mrc.org/commentary/free-our-political-language-falsehood <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Apparently a cell phone is now a right, and therefore must be guaranteed with an entitlement. As the TV commercials say: <a href="https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx" />you probably qualify for a free cell phone</a> and free minutes every month if you are on Medicaid or food stamps. </p> <br /> <p >The problem is it isn’t free. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/free-our-political-language-falsehood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business CellPhones entitlements free GovernmentPrograms Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:10:41 +0000 admin 29776 at http://www.mrc.org