Leaks, the NYT and a Smart Fence

posted at 10:40 am on April 25, 2006 by Michelle

The Times Matrixes the Swifties
Matrixing Mary McCarthy
John Kerry’s Tangled Webs
A ‘Crackdown’ That Wasn’t
A Game of Catch and Release
“Smart Fence”
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Excellent work.

whatnext on April 25, 2006 at 10:47 AM

This is a great way to get the message out. The WH ought to hire Michelle as the replacement for Scott McClellan.

old_dawg on April 25, 2006 at 10:49 AM

There have been times when I have been SO proud of my president! But then…other times when I shake my head in disbelief; it’s as if he’s driven by two seperate spirits: his mother’s and his father’s.

When he’s tough like he is in the war on terror or trying to fix SS, it’s his mom. But when his spine goes into linguini mode, like w/ school choice, spending, campaign “reform”, or immigration, well…you get my drift. The man simply has a “wobbly” side!

Jimmyboy1 on April 25, 2006 at 10:53 AM

Good points. I would like to see more media investigation into Mary McCarthy, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

JB on April 25, 2006 at 10:53 AM

Love the website and the vidcast Michelle even if you are wrong on the immigration issue.

infra172 on April 25, 2006 at 10:54 AM

Why waste money on a “Smart Fence” ?

Instead, relocate nuclear waste dumps, high-security prisons and military bases along the border.

If you’re coming to America legitimately, you come through the secure facilities and gateway towns.

If you’re not, you take your chances being irradiated, shot trying to break into prison grounds, or used for target practice.

Dual-purposing, folks. More bang for the buck.

Laurence Simon on April 25, 2006 at 10:55 AM

Great job and LOVE the Mccarthy Matrix. LOL

Go RBNY on April 25, 2006 at 11:01 AM

I enjoyed Vent today, much more than I assumed I would. Well, I guess that means you have just filled a new niche! Congratulations! The more straight talk, the better!

rodgers on April 25, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Someone ought to clue John Kerry in to the fact that classified material is not an evil tool of the Republican gestapo, it’s a vital element of our country’s national security. I’m constantly amazed at the Democratic party’s willingness (eagerness?) to undermine our national security in an effort to strike a blow at the bad, evil Republicans. We’re all on the same team here.

World B. Free on April 25, 2006 at 11:07 AM

Fishwrap! Loved it! But weren’t they once a sponsor of yours? Ouch!

Gault on April 25, 2006 at 11:09 AM

Kerry said, “I’m glad she told the truth … but she’s going to have to suffer the consequences of breaking the law.”

So Kerry says that she should be held accountable for breaking the law, if she did, and Kerry says the Bush administration should be held accountable for breaking the law, if they did. Same position.

“Leaks for me, but not for thee,” is just lying. If you want to criticize someone’s position, at least get their position right. Thanks.

(I did like the Chinese human rights criticism yesterday, though! If you can push some of the folks on the right to return to bilateral trade agreements, we may yet be able to use our markets to negotiate some decency for Chinese citizens.)

John Plato on April 25, 2006 at 11:09 AM

Great flog! Loved the Barbie fishing pole at the end. “The only thing cuter than a Barbie fishing pole is a Barbie tacklebox” – Michelle Malkin

redneckprof on April 25, 2006 at 11:09 AM

While I voted for, and still support, President Bush in most areas, I am continually surprised by the reaction of conservatives to his policies. As governor of Texas, his views on immigration, especially immigration from south of the border, have not changed.

macr10 on April 25, 2006 at 11:10 AM

I love this website, it is such a good idea. So Hillary wants a “smart” border fence huh, I think we have another flip flopping lib on our hands.

nate on April 25, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Mary Macarthy betrayed her country and she caused grave damage to our national security by disclosing Top Secret information.

Her motive – she wants to topple our President.

As red-blooded Americans, we should insist that the press not report our secrets, their hatred of Bush will cause more of us to be blown up.

Richard Davis on April 25, 2006 at 11:19 AM

“We can do a fence too, but we’ll do it better.”

Does anyone really believe that they can make a “tamper proof” card? Seriously?

Machi Oda on April 25, 2006 at 11:19 AM

Omigosh! I wonder if Kerry’s support for Ms McCarthy’s leakage was seared, seared in his brain before Ms McCarthy claimed that she never leaked anything?

Well, I guess it’s possible to support something before you don’t support it…or something like that.

withoutfeathers on April 25, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Michelle, great work AGAIN! I’m glad to see that the high quality of the first episode is being carried over into other episodes also!!!

I am extremely disheartened at President Bush’s ‘policy’ vis-a-vis illegal immigrants. Everytime I hear the phrase “jobs that Americans won’t do”, I get the willies and can only imagine people during the Great Depression hearing that phrase.

Keep up the great work!

jddqr on April 25, 2006 at 11:29 AM

Today’s Vent was excellent, as a previous commenter wrote. You make great points concerning the chart…hmmm, and pointing out the obvious that the MSM refuses to cover.

stacyharp on April 25, 2006 at 11:31 AM

Thanks for continuing to point out how the top Democrats and Republicans are allied in selling us out to the open borders illegal alien lobby. The Dems and Reps have a strange alliance, a mini “axis of evil” hellbent on betraying the American people. I think for many of our Senators and Representatives, it’s been too long since they’ve had a job, or left their estates. Otherwise, why would they be so driven to import poverty and turn the U.S., bit-by-bit, into a developing nation?

Fresh Brewed on April 25, 2006 at 11:40 AM

Your matrix chart of McCarthy is another example of why you’re #1

BZ!

Richard Davis on April 25, 2006 at 11:41 AM

That Mary McCarthy matrix needs to get out there. The illegal immigration thing is complex. I am dead against amnesty. I am against temporary work visas. The poor migrants on temp visas will have no health insurance and very little money. Guess who will foot the bill for their injuries and illnesses. We will unless they are reduced to mere discardable slaves. Put the welfare recipients picking the fruits and vegetables for a while. It will give them something to do and keep them out of mischief.

airgun1 on April 25, 2006 at 11:44 AM

Smart, sharp. I love it. 3 ro 5 you are sitting next to Brit Hume. What say you?

Atlas Shrugs on April 25, 2006 at 11:57 AM

The President today was pushing for Hybrid Cars. If he is serious then all government employees who are driving cars that the taxpayers are paying for should have to drive Hybrid Cars. So Congress must agree. You think it will happen??? Nope!

Truth Defender on April 25, 2006 at 12:15 PM

Who are the politicians appealing to on the open borders/amnesty issues? Not me. There needs to be an enormous push to get candidates on local/state/national ballots who have a clear, strong policy in favor of exporting people who are here illegally. Then, concerned citizens need to lose their apathetic “it doesn’t concern me” attitude and VOTE the candidate in. Even if that means voting for a third party. Often our fear that the less favorable of the two candidates will win if we vote for the third party prevents us from supporting the one we agree with most. But it’s time we stop picking the lesser of two evils and start CHOOSING someone who represents our interests.

Leiren on April 25, 2006 at 12:25 PM

I hope the administration finally recognizes that the only way to prevent LEAKERS…is to NOT hire DRIPS!!!

Melba Toast on April 25, 2006 at 12:32 PM

Another great vlog!

This is going to become addictive …

MisterPundit on April 25, 2006 at 12:36 PM

Great new place to check out first thing each day. Way to go Michelle! I think I’m on to something, tho’…there really are 3 of you and the T-shirt ad has revealed it for the first time. How else could you be so productive?

rich glasgow on April 25, 2006 at 12:40 PM

Good job, Michelle! I knew you’d hit on immigration pretty soon. Bush needs to listen to his constituency and drop the amnesty/guest worker program immediately and build a wall. I pity anyone in charge if terrorists slip over the border and stage a successful attack. They’ll be guilty of treason as far as I’m concerned.

jaleach on April 25, 2006 at 12:48 PM

I’m assuming that Hillary’s ‘smart fence’ will be smart enough to only allow those illegals who promise to vote Democrat through.

I’m a seventh generation Texan. My ancestors fought for Texan Independence. I will not sit idly by while Mexico tries to take us back. Remember the Alamo!

GeoGal on April 25, 2006 at 12:51 PM

Listen to that clip of Kerry again saying “…here you have somebody being vilified for ALLEGEDLY telling the truth…”

A classic case of ‘Freudian Slip’ where Kerry meant to say ‘here you have somebody being vilified for telling the truth…’ [paraphrased]..no ‘allegedly’ about it. That’s a rhetorical crutch people use to distance themselves from the issue when they are not being completely truthful.

So what we have here is Kerry responding to the news that McCarthy has been fired for ‘speaking out’ and he is undercutting her, whether he’s aware he misspoke, by using the ‘allegedly’. Either he believes her or he doesn’t. There’s no ‘allegedly’. If he’s not sure she’s telling the truth, he should not be defending her.

foreign_devil on April 25, 2006 at 12:56 PM

I’d love for someone to uncover why Bush has been so soft on the illegal immigration thing. There’s something (or someone) that has been whispering in his ear on this over the years. I love ya Bush, but not on this issue.

realVerse on April 25, 2006 at 1:03 PM

Awsome….Malkin Rocks

http://hiphoprepublican.com

hiphoprepublican on April 25, 2006 at 1:04 PM

i usually support Bush in most instances, but this immigration think is driving me crazy – as a housewife from South Texas, i see illegals everyday. The way to deal with this is to first close the border, then take away all incentives, i.e., free healthcare, free education. Pass a constitutional amendment to require that a child born in the U.S. can only become a citizen IF one parent is a citizen. That will happen when pigs fly…
xoxo
Pullingmyhairout

pullingmyhairout on April 25, 2006 at 1:09 PM

Great job! Sounds much better with Michelle in stereo.

Question on the music in the opening: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, from Beethoven’s Last Night, am I right?

KCSteve on April 25, 2006 at 1:10 PM

In his reply to my email, Senator Domenici says that it is NOT “amnesty” because there is a fine involved. It’s not a general pardon for an offense. Just spouting Pres. Bush’s open borders agenda.

Great job Michelle. Keep it up.

LurP on April 25, 2006 at 1:13 PM

love this blog!! i’ll be a regular here.

pullingmyhairout on April 25, 2006 at 1:17 PM

testing

Crude One on April 25, 2006 at 1:28 PM

Is it a violation of sound conservative principles to be totally hot for the married (with children) Mrs. Malkin? Curse our strong family values!!!

DirkBelig on April 25, 2006 at 1:34 PM

First off, great job on this site!!!! It is so good to see that someone is putting all this to video. It adds so much more to the standards of blogging. It would be nice to see all parties just do a little compromising on both of their parts and with input from the majority; come up with an immigration plan that states (in order of importance)
1. Securing of the border – either with a fence or national guard, etc
2. How to keep this situation from happening again plus punishment.
3. A program to deal with the illegals here now – kinda hard to deport all 12 million in one fell swoop.

It seems that on this topic, either party just wants to vote on there side/party line and not come to some agreement.

Thanks again for letting me vent, and keep up the great work.

br8veheart on April 25, 2006 at 1:51 PM

Great job Michelle, we need a couple million more like you.

Paul

Stinger McGraw on April 25, 2006 at 1:59 PM

John Plato : ““Leaks for me, but not for thee,” is just lying. If you want to criticize someone’s position, at least get their position right. Thanks.”

How is that wrong?

Kerry thinks that (truthful) leaks that show Joe Wilson was lying are bad – and should be prosecuted. Apparently the ability to publicly lie about the Whitehouse lying is a GOOD thing. Kerry also thinks that (maybe truthful) leaks to tell terrorists where their people are being held can be defended on the grounds of “truthfulness”.

Why is this defense available only to one side? Because the Dems love standards sooooo much that they always keep a second back-up set of them handy – just in case.

BMasso on April 25, 2006 at 2:09 PM

I must say that after viewing and listening to your “VENT” I have come to the conclusion that you have not hit a home-run with this site. You have hit a huge grand-slam. Keep up the great work and above all…keep on keepin’ on!

neocon on April 25, 2006 at 2:11 PM

This ‘Smart Fence’…is that accompanied by a ‘Tough Fence’, as in the latest Donk mantra ‘Smart AND Tough’? Of course, Hilllary! doesn’t need the new mantra as she is already the ‘Smartest Woman in the World’ and ‘Tough’ old beyotch.

pistolero on April 25, 2006 at 2:18 PM

Gotta love that ‘nuanced’ mind of Jean Fillipe Kerry … wherein of course, ‘nuanced’ is liberalspeak for “if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bs”.

thirteen28 on April 25, 2006 at 2:24 PM

President Bush aka. “El Gringo del Mexico” needs to get better advisors. Stop the “guest worker” garbage and start talking “wall”. 10 point minimum gain in his poll numbers (conservative base response).

AmericanKafir on April 25, 2006 at 2:25 PM

Make ‘em squirm, Michelle!!!

… but there’s a more immediate need, even before the “smart fence” (or whatever) is built: We must build a “fence” around our polling places, by checking ID, for the next election. If illegals and other unqualified persons vote, we will have effectively closed the hen house door after the (Vincente) Fox has entered (pardon the metaphor).

Let’s hear what “Hildabeast” and the other Dems have to say about THAT! Come to think of it, let’s hear what the Republicans have to say, as well.

dman on April 25, 2006 at 2:38 PM

So you’re against deporting illegal immigrants? You’re not alone, so is El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – they don’t want all those gang members sent back. They can’t cope with the criminal mayhem being inflicted by the “maeros” (gang members)who are being sent back from the US. The greatest concentration of “maeros” and the highest murder rates in the world – 10 times higher than US – are in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Hey, let’s keep em! They’re just, as some of the press and politicians would like us to think, warm and fuzzy illegal immigrants.

ylem on April 25, 2006 at 2:40 PM

But ylem, they’re willing to do the killing that Americans won’t.

pistolero on April 25, 2006 at 2:47 PM

Great job Michelle!

Some points that need to be hammered home as often as possible:

To the people who say it’s “infeasible” to deport millions of illegals: If it was feasible for them to come here, why is it infeasible for them to leave?

To those who say illegals take jobs Americans won’t take, look at Australia and New Zealand. They have among the most competitive agricultural economies in the world, without illegal aliens. Parts of the US agricultural sector are “addicted to cheap labor”.

It has been estimated that the legalization of 11 million illegals would lead to 30 million new Hispanic immigrants as newly legalized citizens bring in their relatives under family preference rules. If another 10 million illegals come here in the next decade, there is every reason to believe an amnesty now would be repeated, leading to another 30 million Hispanic immigrants. So we are looking at the uncontrolled immigration of 60 million people within the next 20 years, virtually all of them unskilled, and most of whom will vote Democratic. If an amnesty goes through, Republicans can forget about retaining control of Congress and the White House in coming years.

Democrats say they are “for the poor”. Yet illegal immigrants are the single largest factor driving down unskilled wages in this country. So Democrats are happy to harm the American poor in order to buy Hispanic votes. Of course economic literacy is never a Democrat’s strong suit. But vote buying and vote fraud are.

To people who say a border fence would never work: Why are there millions of fences in the world? Do none of them work?

On this issue the political class is on the opposite side of the border fence from the American people. It is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT that we contact our representatives to make sure they know our votes will depend on their position on illegal immigration.

If we don’t stop an amnesty now, it will never be stopped in the future. What is the point of having a military if we allow the country to be overrun by people simply walking across our undefended borders?

Orcaswa on April 25, 2006 at 3:08 PM

Good one, pistolero. Of course, you know, they kill their own too.

ylem on April 25, 2006 at 3:14 PM

DirkBelig – relax, we all have a crush on Michelle

wcarr on April 25, 2006 at 3:21 PM

BMasso: I thought I was pretty clear in my first post. Kerry says anyone who leaks classified information should be prosecuted. Leaks from the White House, leaks from the CIA, doesn’t matter. But a whistleblower who leaks information about a superior doing something illegal or corrupt can be admired for it. Just like a leaker who leaks information that helps no one but themselves can be condemned for it.

Kerry think both should be prosecuted, though, no matter whether their motives were noble or base. That’s why I said, “Leaks for me, but not for thee,” is just lying. That’s not Kerry’s position, it’s not what he said, he in fact said the opposite. He said she’s going to have to suffer the consequences of breaking law, if she did.

Ms. Malkin deliberately, knowingly misrepresented Kerry’s position to Vent viewers. In the Midwest, we call that lying. You may call it something else.

I do agree with Michelle in certain areas. I’d just like to see her hold herself to a higher standard and not deliberately misrepresent people. There’s no need.

John Plato on April 25, 2006 at 3:37 PM

No “matrix” for McCarthy?

Funny how the NY Times questioned John O’Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth who were just engaged in protected political speech during an election yet…

Seem utterly incurious about the activities and connections of McCarthy who engaged in potentially criminal dissemination of classified data potentially for partisan political reasons.

Her rapid elevation through the ranks culminating by a lofty appointment by Sandy “Pants” Burglar…

Serving a year on the NSC with Joseph Wilson…

Her time spent as Rand Beers underling, the same Rand Beers who went on to become the top national security consultant of the Kerry campaign eventually taking his job over when he left to join the campaign…

Leaking to Dana Priest, a Washington Post reporter whose husband runs an organization that manages Joseph Wilson, MoveOn.org, and Win Without War’s speaking engagements…

We can go on and on… Apparently the NY Times only gets imaginative when it suits their purposes.

Ronin11208 on April 25, 2006 at 3:38 PM

Orcaswa: I think you’ll find that Democrats are nearly as torn about immigration policy as Republicans are. Your point about unskilled immigrant labor driving down wages is a popular one on Democratic boards I visit. I know a lot of Democrats who support the “big fence, wide gate” vision of immigration that it sounds like you do.

John Plato on April 25, 2006 at 3:47 PM

Well, Joseph lied about yellowcake. Mary McCarthy raised an ethical issue and we all know the Democrats are about ethics.

Cricket on April 25, 2006 at 4:25 PM

Why doesn’t the press treat Mary McCarty like they did Libby

Chisam Robert on April 25, 2006 at 4:33 PM

I finally had the chance to watch Vent. Nicely done, as is the rest of the site. My compliments to you and everyone involved.

Thanks for the help with the login.

high_desert_wanderer on April 25, 2006 at 4:34 PM

Don’t forget the Clintons and the Generals in the Mary McCarthy chart! Between a prosecution of McCarthy and the work Scooter Libby’s lawyers are doing, some interesting light should be shed on the “shadow” goverment out there.

AtlantaRich on April 25, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Great points about the “Whistleblower of the Year” award made by the DNC to Mary McCarthy! or, was that award withdrawn when the CIA dared to actually fire this DNC operative? One point of interest is whether the DNC will also contribute to Ms McCarty’s federal pension fund or whether that has to be done separately?

DougW on April 25, 2006 at 4:51 PM

Great episode. I agree that the “Catch and release” is all hot air. I think anything is better than nothing, but proper enforcement is always the best!

Keep it up Michelle.

Josue on April 25, 2006 at 5:12 PM

Michelle,

Congrats on your wonderful new site! Love Vent!

IMHO your already long-standing exhibition of cogent intelligence, combined with rationality, experience and GUTS, has secured your place as ‘Queen of (the media) Hill’ (too bad you need wear hip waders to trod above the Left’s MSM screechers).

Like the no doubt ever-growing list of readers/fans, I wish you nothing but continued success!

BJ Phisch on April 25, 2006 at 5:13 PM

Sweet! And Kerry, is he STILL getting an audience?

http://www.rightstuff.0catch.com/

NRA4Freedom on April 25, 2006 at 5:18 PM

Suggestion: Today on the Big Story with John Gibson of Fox News, John had Nita Lowey (D) on asking her twice about the Democrats plan to reduce gas prices. Nita yapped on about the failure of the Republicans and Bush, and making some general recommendations the same as what Bush has recommended earlier today as Gibson pointed out, but I really wished John had interrupted her early on and said either answer the question or admit the Democrats have no plan other than what the President recommends. This might be an interesting opportunity to VENT. I was really disappointed in John letting her blather on without pushing her a bit more and more quickly.

rodgers on April 25, 2006 at 5:20 PM

Re: illegal immigration

The most realistic solution is to penalize the employers in the U.S. that hire illegal workers and to limit any social benefits other than lifesaving measures. If lack of cheap labor drives up costs for these employers, it will encourage technological innovation in order to lower those costs again.

Great job with the site :) Keep it up!

JenG on April 25, 2006 at 5:28 PM

Great job, Michelle –

Beauty and brains too. I’ve often wondered why Conservative women are so attractive, while Democrat women all look like something the cat dragged in. Look at the latest – Mary McCarthy.

It probably has to do with waking up in the morning feeling good about yourself and your country, vs Democrats waking up every morning angry about everything (unless their people are calling the shots). Can’t be good for your health.

Great website

The Floridian on April 25, 2006 at 5:31 PM

I’m not against deporting the illegals, I am just unsure how we would go about it or if it is economically feasible.
I think we definately need to penalize (harshly) the employers that hire illegals. I don’t believe in catch and release. I think they should be deported or inprisoned. I definately think that cool heads could come up with a workable plan. I am not just talking about the heads in congress. It seems that the majority of congress/government is so out of touch with the populace.

br8veheart on April 25, 2006 at 5:43 PM

John Plato:

Thanks for your comment. Even my leftmost Democratic friend wants strict border control and no amnesty, but the Dems in Congress see unlimited Hispanic immigration as a great opportunity to lock in a permanent voting majority, no matter what it does to the country.

While many Republican pols are afraid to offend the Hispanic vote (in spite of polls showing a majority of LEGAL Hispanic residents want border control and oppose amnesty), at least some of them have the cojones to try to stop the border madness.

But the Dems will use the filibuster to control the Senate and the issue, as usual, unless squishy Republican Senators acquire a backbone transplant. Without any support from Bush, who might as well be a Democrat on immigration, they will almost certainly remain invertebrates.

Orcaswa on April 25, 2006 at 6:00 PM

Michelle:

Excellent site! You are doing great things here and advancing quickly on the MSM. I look forward to more.

Best regards,

Barrett on April 25, 2006 at 6:10 PM

I am not sure if I have been banned. Perhaps my last post was too over the top. Maybe my sarcasm was not taken as that. In anycase, I am going to try again.

Michelle, to start with, you are my hero. And Vent is awsome.

As to Mary McCarthy. She is going to get a pass. Yes, she is scum of the earth. She is a traitor, and has knowingly passed national security information to our enemies. But in the new world order, that is ok, as long as it damages the United States of America. And GWB in particular. Treason is offically sanctioned by the Democratic Party as a means to get votes. Just as racebaiting is also a means. Anything. Period. The hatred is so outlandish, they will take our country down if they have to to further their cause. Actually, takeing our country down is their cause, if you really look at it. They want to disarm the citizens. And our military. They want to tax us into oblivion, and have the government take our land at will via courts.

I am not a huge Bush supporter. I was shortly after 9/11, and I supported him for 2004 against Kerry, more than for him.

I am not among his supporters now, but I will NEVER suport those in favor of TREASON to bring him down.

So, I invite those who claim that Mary McCarty is a hero to tell all how they figure that as a basis to bash Bush.
And if ya wanna bash Bush, get on the immigration issue. That carries alot more clout than a traiter.

MalkinFan on April 25, 2006 at 7:45 PM

Word, Dirkbelig! Michelle is so hot… I feel guilty when I watch her. I dig Coulter, but Michelle ROCKS!

ecamorg on April 25, 2006 at 8:12 PM

The physical barrier that a border fence would create would slow down illegal immigraton, but not prevent it. As long as the economic benefits of being in the United States outweigh the hardships associated with illegal residence, the flow of illegal aliens will continue.

Any solutions that do not reduce or eliminate economic benefits, or that do not increase or create hardships for illegal residence will not be effective.

ztep86 on April 25, 2006 at 8:31 PM

Rush Limbaugh has some wonderful commentary at his website on this Mary McCarthy matter, which appears to be a much wider Democrat scandal. For Rush, the Democrats represent a culture of treason.

Here’s a small sampling of what Rush had to say: “McCarthy is the fourth Clinton National Security Council member to assault the Bush White House. Mary McCarthy was one. Joe Wilson is another, along with his wife, Valerie Plame.” Moreover, Richard Clarke was cited too.

Washington Post journalist Dana Priest, who apparently received classified information from McCarthy for her Pulitzer winning story on rendition prisons, is married to William Goodfellow, Joe Wilson’s agent. You certainly get the feeling that this group of Washington Leftists are thoroughly enmeshed, working in tandem to bring down the Bush administration.

Mary McCarthy now maintains that she did not admit to the CIA that she passed classified information to journalists. This stands in direct contradition to what the CIA has been saying. I’m not surprised that McCarthy recanted. Like her former boss Clinton, she’ll deny the truth, twist the truth, as long as possible. Isn’t that the time honored tradition of the political Left?

Shiloh2 on April 25, 2006 at 8:32 PM

Michelle is right about the NYTimes. They don’t even pretend to be unbiased any more. That paper has been outed too many times.

RepJ on April 25, 2006 at 9:10 PM

Diggin’ the new site. I really like what I’ve seen thus far.

You seem to be quite a natural at this Michelle… ; )

The Ugly American on April 25, 2006 at 9:20 PM

Good again today – keep it up!

Also: stand up straight – it looks like you weren’t wearing a left shoe… :)

solitas on April 25, 2006 at 9:44 PM

I wonder how many liberals actually got in and signed up?

Don’t look at me. I’m not the mole.

Kokonut on April 25, 2006 at 9:51 PM

I never thought I’d say this but: Michelle leans to the left!!

Literally.

Why were you leaning? Were you favoring one foot?

Otherwise.. Gooood Stuff.

RightWingDuck on April 25, 2006 at 10:10 PM

Diggin the new site.

Though Michelle, please stand up straight. I’m from South Jersey too, so you can’t go blaming it on your Piney roots :)

sbvft contributor on April 25, 2006 at 10:21 PM

Love the new site, Michelle, great idea.

It’s great that you require everyone to register before leaving comments so we don’t have to deal with comments from fanatic conspiracy theorists who always ruin the discussion.

4thelittleguy on April 25, 2006 at 10:30 PM

Nicely done Michelle. Looks like the new site will be a big hit.

US_Citizen on April 25, 2006 at 10:47 PM

That chart displayed in the background to mimic the one targetted by the NYT at the Swift Boat vets was just brilliant! Had a laugh…

=8-)

mrrabbit on April 26, 2006 at 12:13 AM

John Plato : “I thought I was pretty clear in my first post. Kerry says anyone who leaks classified information should be prosecuted. Leaks from the White House, leaks from the CIA, doesn’t matter. But a whistleblower who leaks information about a superior doing something illegal or corrupt can be admired for it. Just like a leaker who leaks information that helps no one but themselves can be condemned for it.”

Which is where you’re being Kerried. I saw the video of his performance – basically he’s (once again) being all things to all folks – he’s speaking out against the leak just before he speaks out for it.

Nuance is one thing. This is another. Michelle is correct – Sen. Kerry is having it both ways at once here – leaks against-Bush=Good, for-Bush=bad. You can SAY that he spoke against leaks – and you’d be right. But listen to the rest of what he says and you can see the inconsistancy.

“Ms. Malkin deliberately, knowingly misrepresented Kerry’s position to Vent viewers. In the Midwest, we call that lying. You may call it something else.”

No, I believe what she did was listen to the entirety of what Kerry says is his position – instead of picking and choosing.

” I’d just like to see her hold herself to a higher standard and not deliberately misrepresent people. There’s no need. ”

Which is why she didn’t. I’d like to see Kerry held to a higher standard where he says [A] without nuancing to the degree that both the [A} and the [not A] folks both have grounds to think he’s in their camp.

BMasso on April 26, 2006 at 1:35 AM

“There’s no ‘allegedly’. If he’s not sure she’s telling the truth, he should not be defending her.

foreign_devil on April 25, 2006 at 12:56 PM”

You are so right. You cannot defend a traitor, no matter what! Speaking of Traitors…..(john f***in kerry comes to mind)

R D on April 26, 2006 at 1:42 AM

Another excellent edition! I’m really enjoying Hot Air after only two days as a reader/viewer.

Make sure to keep this up and work toward expanding video coverage. This could become an extremely powerful tool for all conservatives in this year’s midterm elections and the 2008 presidential elections as well.

Tom Shakely on April 26, 2006 at 6:10 AM

Michelle,

Love the matrix graphic — would you consider posting it for download?

Keep up the awesome work on the Vent! It’s cool to finally see the woman behind the commentary.

– PSurf

P.S. Lookin’ REAL good on the videos, if you know what I mean! ;>)

PSurf on April 26, 2006 at 8:20 AM

Of course it is!

P.S. — Dibs.

PSurf on April 26, 2006 at 8:36 AM

Ooops, that was in response to DirkBelig:

“Is it a violation of sound conservative principles to be totally hot for the married (with children) Mrs. Malkin?”

PSurf on April 26, 2006 at 8:46 AM

Good day, everone:

The Mary McCarthy situation once again demonstrates that the hardcore Dems are very willing to destroy a presidency, demoralize citizens and military, bring down a country, and hand a victory over to the enemy so that a Democrat can be elected to office! This is a most dangerous situation that this country has been placed in. And this is looked upon as helping our nation. The Horror…The Horror.

Also, the Vent segment is great, Michelle! It is well done and really demonstrates your great style. And, of course, you look absolutely great…a true ravishing, red hot, ALL AMERICAN BABE!!!!

The False Dervish on April 26, 2006 at 8:57 AM

Love the video log.
I consider myself a realist (instead of being labeled a conservative or liberal) and MM makes a lot of sense on important topics. Even on items where I may disagree, her skills of presenting an argument and allowing a dialogue of debate by intelligent people is commendable.

stillag on April 26, 2006 at 9:39 AM

Ok, the fishing pole is cheesey. But it was a great broadcast. I look forward to seeing how this evolves!

Jewels on April 26, 2006 at 12:20 PM