FAIR finds the "liberal" media curiously uninterested in figuring out why more banksters aren't going to jail for what they've done. Many of them have taken the "failure isn't illegal" line, curiously ignoring the "their failure ruined our economy" line, not to mention the "packaging up dung securities and calling them meatloaf securities is actually illegal" line. They also curiously ignore the fact that some folks do get life in prison for far lesser crimes that hurt far fewer people.
Ho hum, Home Depot founder suggests that Pope Francis's anti-greed rhetoric might alienate some rich Americans, citing exactly one person he knows who might not donate seven figures to the Catholic Church after all. Anecdotes: even when you can't verify them independently; they're so much better than scientific evidence! Mr. Langone then suggests the Pope really ought to be more "positive," which is what they all say when they know they're not convincing anyone of a damn thing. It's amazing how often so-called conservatives whine these days.
Right-wing blogger touts North Carolina's falling unemployment rate, without noting that unemployment rates also fall because people get discouraged and stop looking for jobs -- let alone that North Carolina's falling unemployment rate is almost entirely due to such discouragement and thus almost entirely not due to people actually getting jobs. Said right-wing idiot also claims North Carolina's unemployment rate has dropped by a staggering 8 points, which is bunk, of course, but unfortunately some pundit extra-eager to serve his or her corporate paymasters will repeat it on TV and then it'll become a "fact."
Daniel Larison at The American Conservative points out the logical flaw in Congressional threats of new sanctions on Iran. Here it is: "(o)ne would think that hawks would be the first to understand that the foreign government’s predictable response would be to dig in its heels and refuse to make concessions under duress, since that is a normal reaction to repeated expressions of hostility, but instead they assume that all other governments can be compelled to yield and engage in what hawks would inevitably call appeasement if our government did it." Of course, hawks just want us to think they're tough. They're not. That's probably why they act out so much.