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Foaming @ the mouth in the N&O newsroom!

Somebody needs to get some rabies vaccine over to Low-T HQ on McDowell Street POST-HASTE: One reason that Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis is having a tough time in his race for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is the dismal…

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N&O, McClatchy misrepresent Medicaid expansion fight. (Um, *Surprise*?????)

Thom Tillis’ switch on Medicaid for poor draws fire Yep.  That’s the hysterical headline that Low-T HQ hit us with this AM.  *Poor Thom.  He’s taking heat from his evil GOP cohorts for actually trying to take care of the poor.* Some of you may…

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#ncsen: (ooh, we got mail!) Nat’l Leftists infiltrate our lil’ scrum

We occasionally get some interesting gems that magically show up in our email inbox.  Like, THIS ONE for instance: To: XXXXXXXXXXXXX Name: Emma Stieglitz Email:emmaS@berlinrosen.com Subject: Nat’l & Local Jewish Groups Double Down in NC Message: I hope you’re doing well and hanging in there this close…

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Call a lefty. Transcribe. Disseminate. Repeat. (Call a lefty. Transcribe …. )

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It…

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Farewell to the shih-tzu

Something’s missing.  There is a real void on Raleigh’s Jones and McDowell Streets.  Apparently, John Drescher’s pet shih-tzu has run off to Denver, CO for greener pastures. Mr. Frank’s absence has had a clear effect on the product of McClatchy’s Raleigh subsidiary.  Some of WRAL…

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WTVD ABC11 STILL not acknowledging its ties to left-wing activist

WTVD ABC11 is running with a story today about allegations being leveled against state Senator Wesley Meredith (R-Fayetteville) by his ex-wife. I tend to be skeptical about news stories involving a he-said, she-said between ex-spouses.  Divorces are nasty, bitter affairs.  Allegations like this increase my…

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Fact-checking Binky’s fact-checking

Late last week, WRAL wonderboy — and Miss Leslie’s coffee fetcher — Mark “Binky” Binker got rather apoplectic over a mailer sent out by the state Senate Republican political group:  State Sen. Gene McLaurin, D-Richmond, isn’t surprised to be playing defense this election cycle, but…

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#ncpol: Communication breakdown

Here we are in the heat of campaign season. If you want to believe the drive-by media and the Democrats, the GOP-controlled legislature has spent the last two years, among other things, (1) taking grandma’s Medicare, (2) snatching our kids’ textbooks, and (3) banning birth…

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#NCSEN: the drive-by media’s flexible definition of ‘controversial’

In 2008 and 2012, we were told not to worry about Barry Obama’s preachers — Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger. We’re told that Bill Barber is a credible Man of God striving to help the state’s poor.  *He’s no kook.* Now, in September 2014,…

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Becoming Alabama? Hey, at least we’re not becoming CHARLOTTE.

The Prius-driving, low-T, latte-sipping NPR-swooning lefty-snobs at The Charlotte Observer, one of McClatchy’s many failing media holdings in The Carolinas, are aghast that this state might become more like — *GASP* — Alabama.  How are we accomplishing this dastardly deed?  By cutting taxes, the really really…