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Water Cooler Archive: March 2012


  • PICKET: 'Game Change' movie omits vicious Obama-Hillary primary covered in book

    Filmmaker Jay Roach's new HBO movie "Game Change" based on the book by political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heileman focused exclusively on the trials and tribulations of the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign and chose to ignore the vicious primary covered in the book between then Senator Barack Obama and then Senator Hillary Clinton. Democrats today are romanticizing the the primary between Obama and Clinton. However, if liberals are so quick to believe the film about the McCain-Palin campaign story, then they should be interested about the other aspects the film omits. Published March 11 2012

  • PICKET: McCain-Palin '08 adviser on 'Game Change': 'True enough to make me squirm'

    McCain 2008 presidential campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace joined ABC’s This Week on Sunday and discussed the recently released HBO film “Game Change.” The movie, which stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and Woody Harrelson as McCain 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt is based on the book of the same title explores the McCain-Palin campaign from the reporting of journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Published March 11 2012

  • PICKET: Anti-racism pill on the way?

    According to reports, a common drug used to treat high blood pressure is believed to also "curb racist thoughts." According to the London Free Press, a new study from the University of Oxford, which was published at the Psychopharmacology journal, claims that people who took the medication known as propranolol "showed less implicit racism — automatic, subconscious bias — than those who took a placebo." Published March 9 2012

  • PICKET: Tactics used against Limbaugh and others described in Media Matters strategy docs

    The coordinated attacks to pressure advertisers (and now radio stations) to drop Rush Limbaugh is something everyone should be concerned about, as it is no coincidence that the Georgetown University Law Center student Sandra Fluke, the 30 year old woman at the center of the storm (background here), told viewers of ABC’s “The View” to go to the Media Matters website “for examples of commentators who attacked her.” Published March 8 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Breitbart team releases Obama video

    Breitbart.tv released the much touted un-edited video of President Barack from his days at Harvard Law School. Published March 7 2012

  • PICKET: The fluke is on us

    As much as liberals will brag about the advertisers Rush Limbaugh lost, the uproar over his remarks about Sandra Fluke, the 30-year-old Georgetown University Law Center student, will be a memory in a few weeks and people are missing the big picture in the meantime anyway. Published March 5 2012

  • PICKET: Limbaugh apologizes over remarks made about Sandra Fluke

    Rush Limbaugh issued the following statement regarding his remarks about Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student: Published March 3 2012

  • PICKET: Hannity on Breitbart - 'A happy warrior who relished political combat'

    Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity sent The Washington Times Water Cooler the following note on the passing of conservative media publisher Andrew Breitbart. Published March 1 2012

  • GREEN: Thank you Andrew Breitbart (AUDIO)

    This morning's news of Andrew Breitbart's untimely passing becomes no less shocking as the day wears on. He was a valuable and important ally in the fight to make sure conservative ideas are addressed and represented fairly in the public sphere. Mr. Breitbart's passion about his work was infectious and motivated many to speak out about their beliefs, even those who didn't agree with him. Encouraging discourse and the pursuit of truth was one of his most important contributions to the preservation and perpetuation of our national values. Published March 1 2012

  • R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

    Andrew Breitbart's website Big Government has announced the passing of Mr. Breitbart himself. Published March 1 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Bilbray goes after EPA administrator at budget hearing over cost of regulations

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson faced members from a sub-committee of House Energy and Commerce on Wednes regarding her agency's budget request of $8.3 billion dollars for fiscal year 2013. Ms. Jackson's request is part of the Obama administration's $3.8 trillion proposed budget plan. Published March 1 2012