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

Facebook posts reveal highly-partisan activist Dem. sat on Grand Jury that indicted Perry


A juror who sat for four months on the grand jury that handed down a two-count indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday, admitted to the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday that she was an active member of the Democratic Party and had participated in its State Convention, at the same time as passing judgment on […]

Report: WH knew of recent threat to kill journalist; ‘did it spoil Obama’s concentration while putting?’

Foley O puts

The Obama administration knew of the threat to kill American photo-journalist James Foley before he was purportedly beheaded, according to a senior U.S. official. ABC News reported on Tuesday morning that the White House was aware that ISIS had warned it would take revenge on Foley for Obama’s decision to employ U.S. air power, and […]

Defiant Gov. Perry booked, photographed, and ready to run for president


Texas Gov. Rick Perry went through the ritual of being booked, fingerprinted, photographed and released on Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse, following his politically-motivated indictment last Friday. Beaming confidence in his propriety of actions and eventual exoneration, the Lone Star State chief told a crowd of supporters, “I’m here today because I believe in […]

See what happens when five anti-gun libs fire a gun for the first time

Five Wimps

In a gesture of macabre humor, Buzzfeed took five young anti-gun, wet-behind-the-ears liberals to the Los Angeles Gun Club, to witness their behavior in the world of firearms. After an orientation on basic gun use, gun safety and the Second Amendment, each novice was given an opportunity to fire a Beretta 92FS 9mm handgun – […]

Why is Attorney General Eric Holder really going to Ferguson?


While parallel state and federal investigations are ongoing in Ferguson over the death of Michael Brown and its furious aftermath, the nation’s chief law enforcement official will fly to Missouri Wednesday to oversee the process. Attorney General Eric Holder told President Obama that he was “extremely interested” in becoming personally involved in the case, according […]

Protesters hurl rocks at MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes’ head


The nightly ritual of marching amid high tension in Ferguson, Missouri became a danger zone for reporters Monday, when some thugs threw rocks at MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes, for reasons unexplained. “Tell the true story!” someone shouted, but the truth has been shrouded in mystery since the Michael Brown incident first occurred. Standing behind a fence with other […]

Black journalist shuts up NBC panel: Let’s not pretend cops killing blacks is the problem


Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley upset the NBC liberals’ applecart by chronicling facts which refuted their mythic narrative of bullying white cops harassing innocent black youths. Speaking on “Meet the Press,” Sunday, Riley told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell and leftist Jane Harman that if the offending officer in Ferguson, Missouri used excessive force then […]

Police Capt. delivers emotional speech to Ferguson townspeople: ‘I wear this uniform. . . I am sorry’

Cpt. Ron Johnson

The new leader of restoring peace and order to embattled Ferguson, Missouri, Cpt. Ron Johnson, delivered an emotional speech on Sunday promising that the death of Michael Brown will not have gone in vain. Speaking before a packed house at Greater Grace Church, a near teary-eyed State Highway Patrol Chief said “I wear this uniform, […]

‘An onion of crazy’: Wasserman Schultz mocks Senate candidate, Lt. Colonel Joni Ernst


Seeking to prop up the sagging senatorial campaign of Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley, DNC pit bull Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., went on the attack Saturday at the Iowa State Fair, calling Republican nominee Joni Ernst “an onion of crazy.” Aside from her poor use of English, the Democratic National Committee Chairwoman said with no conviction that […]

Ted Cruz, top Dem agree: Perry indictment so ‘sketchy,’ ‘highly suspect’


Shortly after Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment on Friday, Republicans began to “rally ‘round the flag” for the Texan with unexpected help from a major Democratic figure. Former Obama senior advisor and well-known Democratic strategist David Axelrod tweeted, Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment […]