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It’s Monday. Break out the zip-ties ….

    Drink plenty of Pepto-Bismol before turning on the local TV news Tuesday morning.  If past Tuesday mornings are any indicator, we will be made nauseous by sickening video love-fests to Bill Barber and his carnival sideshow’s never-ending run on Jones Street. Triangle-based blogger…

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#NCmedia STILL blind to the role of radical Left in #MoralMondays protests

        It appears our state’s legacy media is STILL in the tank for Bill Barber’s circus on Jones Street. Tuesday’s offering from WTVD was absolutely nausea-inducing: Two of the 84 people arrested in the latest “Moral Monday” demonstration are speaking out about…

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#MoralMondays coverage: mainstream media bumbling OR sinister conspiracy? You make the call.

    What’s left of our state’s mainstream media has sunk to an all-time low with their coverage of this Moral Monday silliness on Jones Street.   We’re getting a lot of dictation. We’re hiding the affiliations of arrestees and protest spokespeople.  We’re not seeing…

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NC Rural Center: Quick cash from US to politicos and their powerful friends

I am beside myself.  TWO DAYS IN A ROW we’re getting real reporting from McClatchy-Raleigh.  (It’s interesting that they are finally noticing The Rural Center 26 years after its establishment while the GOP controls the state’s executive and legislative branches.)  Part ONE established what a…

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“Local” protesters @ NCGA have NY-based PR rep

McClatchy, WRAL and the rest of the legacy media are trying to tell us that this “Moral Monday” stuff is a homegrown, spontaneous grassroots movement.  Just like the *evil* Tea Party movement of 2009-2010, these folks are just sooooooo upset about what their government is…

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Blogger busts Greensboro paper on coverage of lefty Jones St. protests

The team over at Carolina Plott Hound appears to have nailed The Greensboro News & Record for trying to mislead readers about the size of one of the lefty protests at the legislative building. A handful of lefties showed up on Wednesday for something called ‘Witness…

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Exposing NC Rural Center for the money pit it is

    I am not always Mr. Negative (as some folks like to claim).  I’ll hand out kudos to folks who do good things.  In this case — surprise, surprise — I am handing out kudos to a resident of the McClatchy-Raleigh newsroom.   It…

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Budget brouhaha: NCGOP leaders accepting Dem premise we have revenue, not spending problem?

The GOP majority on Jones Street has passed budget  packages.  The House and Senate versions are both in the ballpark of $20.6 billion (hundreds of millions higher than Bev Perdue’s last budget). Mainly, the chambers are differing on spending priorities: Transportation.   Gov. Pat has described…

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Lefties throw tantrum. Legacy Media grovels (and gets ziptied). Truth is a casualty. Welcome to ‘Moral Monday.’

    Whodini was partially right.   The freaks come out in the daytime, too.  (On workdays, even.)  The “Moral Monday” nonsense is still raging at the legislative building in Raleigh.  It’s even spawned a sequel: “Witness Wednesday.” The legacy media is downplaying — even ignoring —…

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SEIU, SEANC breaking ranks over “Moral Monday” circus?

      The useful idiots at McClatchy and WRAL are breaking their necks to paint Bill Barber’s lefty fruitcake convention at the legislative building as the moral equivalent of Rosa Parks, James Meredith and MLK crusading for civil rights in the 1960s.  The conservative…