Stan loves Fox News, including the liberals

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For several years President Obama and his nochschlepper blamed Bush for anything and everything.

His “Bush’s fault” excuse has worn thin and these days, whenever someone does cast culpability in the rearview mirror, it is greeted with laughter. There’s a new scapegoat in town and it’s been recently mentioned by both Presidents Obama and Clinton. It is also spoken about on CNN and MSNBC (yes, I do watch MSNBC and CNN if only to add entertaining information to my columns). The left loves to blame the polarization of America on (drum roll, please) Fox News, as if every single one of the talking heads on Fox is a right-winger.

Hey there, gentlemen. Do you recognize the names Alan Colmes, Kersten Powers, Juan Williams, Lanny Davis, Leslie Marshal, Marc Lamont Hill, James Carville, Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and Susan Estrich? They and more are regular contributors to Fox News and they are all left-wingers. It seems that the people who do not like Fox never even watch it.

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The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week to 308,000 from an upwardly revised 307,000 the week prior. Economists expected claims to rise to 313,000 from an initially reported 305,000. Don’t let these numbers fool you. What’s a few thousand here and there when there are 90 million Americans out of work? That 90 million includes recent retirees and those that stopped looking for work.

My roommate and I were in a mall this morning and noticed several signs that read “Part-time help needed!” Does that mean there are more jobs available and the economy is getting better, or does the part-time request mean that those already employed are facing reductions in hours and more part-timers are needed? What’s your guess?

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A couple of months ago, while she was leading the pack in the polls, it looked like Christine Quinn was a shoo-in to win the Democrat primary for the nomination in the upcoming mayoral election. In the end she came in third, and to say that the speaker of the City Council was greatly disappointed would be an understatement.

Equally as disappointed are the good folks over at Harper-Collins.

A few months before the vote, the publishing company printed 75,000 copies of Ms. Quinn’s memoirs, “With Patience and Fortitude.” As her popularity waned, so did the sales of her book.

According to the New York Times ,only 100 print copies of her book were sold during the first week after its release. Let’s compare that to Bill O’Reilly’s latest hardcover, “Killing Jesus.” Within the very first seven days after its release, Mr. Bill’s book topped 100,000 in sales. As of this writing it is No. 2 on the Amazon Best seller list while the speaker’s book is No. 261,163. I think I’ll wait for the movie.

I am asking, what is he doing that his book should be outselling hers by a 1,000 to one?

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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