By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"Too many generals are taking orders from their privates," summarizes Rush Limbaugh regarding the ever-mutating news about former CIA Director David H. Petraeus. Alas, there is collateral damage from all the bombshells, however.
Brace for impact: The peevish press seeks to persuade voters to forget Mitt Romney's stark and sparkling victory over President Obama during their initial debate. The glow of Mr. Romney's polished performance Wednesday is destined for a very short shelf life as journalists on gaffe patrol woo the public with fancy "fact" checking and anything remotely linked to the phrase "47 percent."
Oh woe is the American pundit, that bombastic parasite of the political realm, all bloviation and alarm. They are an unpopular lot indeed: a mere 21 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the elite talking set, this according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that says the findings "reflect the public's sour mood overall."
RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION: EXCUSE ME WHILE I SAVE THE WORLD
Astronauts. War heroes. Men possessed of exceptional dignity and kindness. An overgrown all-American boy. Even a steadfast all-American toy. These are the kinds of signature roles that created Tom Hanks' beloved Everyman persona and propelled him to the top of Hollywood's A-list in the 1990s.
With its stunning opening-weekend performance, has "Act of Valor" awakened a sleeping giant — a latent, self-activating Red America movie market capable of supporting the production of new movies imbued with old values?
Alas, poor Jane. When home shopping network QVC canceled a July 16 appearance to promote "Primetime," her new book on aging, Jane Fonda took to her blog, complaining that the broadcaster had capitulated to "well funded and organized political extremist groups" still unhappy with her 1972 visit to North Vietnam.
"I was still very much looking forward to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost re-teaming ... this time for the big sci-fi blockbuster 'Paul,' which hits U.S. theatres March 18th. Because the film hits British theatres later this month, reviews are already starting to pour in and now my enthusiasm has cooled some," writes John Nolte at Big Hollywood.
Ah, the coziness of the liberal media: In 16 days, brazen Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert insist they'll stage their dueling "tea party" parody rallies on the Mall.
The Republican nominee has humiliated journalists and they now seek revenge, says Breitbart.com analyst John Nolte.
"Over the past few years, we've seen a shift as far as more conservative films are getting made," says John Nolte, editor of Big Hollywood, a conservative culture website.