About Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at richard2429@hotmail.com

‘Dear White People’ movie trailer sucker punches Fox News


Fox News Channel’s complete dominance of the ratings’ war makes it fair game for target practice, and screenwriters are savvy enough to take pot shots, too. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, “Dear White People” writer/director Justin Simeon doesn’t miss his golden opportunity to sucker punch the most-watched news […]

Benghazi bombshell that will make your blood boil!


Revelations continue to unfold over the State Department’s bungling of security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Fox News reported Tuesday that Ansar al-Sharia, the militia accused of planning and executing the fiery attack that killed four Americans, had moved into an adjacent house just months earlier but that State Department officials had repeatedly rejected or […]

Furious Press Corps reporters file formal complaint; we don’t buy Obama’s ‘busy schedule’ excuse

major-garrett mad

The continued refusal of the White House to allow camera coverage of Obama events took another step backwards Tuesday, when TV coverage of the president’s meeting with the remaining Apollo 11 astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was blocked. An irate Major Garrett told press secretary Josh Earnest at the daily briefing that he was […]

Elderly vet arrested for asking town officials to speak louder in meeting; community rallies

Eddie Overholt arrested
Photo Credit: facebook.com

A 76-year-old man was arrested at a public meeting on Friday for asking board members to raise their voices. Veteran Eddie Overholt was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for asking Greenville, Tenn. Mayor Alan Broyles and cohorts to speak up. The Greene County Board Room at the time was filled to capacity, discussing […]

John Kerry aide tries to bully reporter ‘off the record’; turns out he wasn’t off the record!

John Kerry

As if stonewalling and prevaricating weren’t already hallmarks of the Obama administration, outright lying and distortion have also been confirmed. A top aide to Secretary of State John Kerry sent an angry email to reporter Brendan Bordelon, chastising him for writing that the Secretary deliberately avoided Fox News and dating his recent appearances on their […]

US Marines show off new toy; awesome new amphibious sea vehicle

HUAC  in action
Photo: U.S. Navy

A Marine Corps Warfighting Lab project that has been in the works for years was shown to the public for the first time last week, at the sea-phase of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise in Hawaii. Called the UHAC, Ultra-Heavy Amphibious Connector, the purpose of this sea-land vehicle is to carry three M1A1 […]

‘My bad’: Apology not accepted for State Dept. Official’s pathetic anti-Israel tweet

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The Twittersphere was having none of Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel’s anemic apology, explaining his use of the hashtag #UnitedForGaza attached to a tweet concerning the downed Malaysian airliner. Saturday evening, Stengel sent out a tweet to the State Department saying, “Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of […]

Ted Cruz slams Obama, Reid for holding illegals for ‘ransom,’ promising amnesty


Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday for “engaging in debate divorced from the facts” and for “holding these kids ransom” by refusing to address the cause of the flood of illegal immigrants across America’s southern border. And that cause is the implied promise of amnesty for illegals […]

Border war heats up: Border Patrol dodges .50-caliber slugs from Mexican thugs

US Border Patrol boat on Rio Grande
screengrab from Fox News

A Mexican smuggling cartel flexed its muscles on an overburdened U.S. Border Patrol group Friday night, firing .50-caliber machine gun bullets at them from the south side of the beleaguered border. The incident occurred in the Rincon Peninsula area of the Rio Grande about 8:30 p.m., Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News. The outspoken […]

American mosque leader invokes Sharia Law, tries to amputate hand of thief

Sharia Law

A Muslim leader showed a considerable lack of brotherly love in Philadelphia last week, when he tried to cut off the hand of a man accused of stealing from the local mosque. Police arrested the mosque’s emir, Merv Mitchell, 37, also known as Mabul Shoatz, Thursday night on charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and related […]