MaddowHaving evidently been stung by the many facts we presented on December 28 to counter Rachel Maddow’s distortions and untruths about The John Birch Society, the MSNBC commentator struck again on her December 30 show. Because she ignored an “official” report exonerating JBS of various charges laid against the organization and its Founder, and relied instead on admitted “personal observations” in another report, she and her researchers displayed a rather slippery form of dishonesty. Here’s what needs to be said.

Statue of Liberty on 9/11As the Decade That Has No Name (The “aughts”? The “zeroes”? The “naughty naughts”?) draws to a merciful close, we would do well to consider what a difference 10 years have made. A decade is as arbitrary a unit of time as any, but, as the rough equivalent of half a generation, is long enough to discern longer-term trends, in a way that a year or even five years probably is not.

Parker GriffithAlabama Representative Parker Griffith announced on Tuesday that he is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

Black helicopterDuring her MSNBC program that aired on December 18, Rachel Maddow told her guest Thomas Frank that John Birch Society members are the “New World Order black helicopter folks.”

Inserting the appearance of ambiguity where none exists, the New York Times is promoting a statement by the Catholic Health Association in support of the Senate version of so-called "healthcare reform," which many observers perceive to be opening the way for public funding of abortion.

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