Modo Goes Dodo

Buchanan, Maureen Dowd agree: Jewish neoconservatives pulling Romney, Ryan strings

Just weeks after Patrick Buchanan, the author and commentator whose career has been plagued by charges of anti-Semitism, accused Mitt Romney of falling prey to hawkish, pro-Israel adviser Dan Senor, Maureen Dowd  of the New York Times has regurgitated the charge. Dowd’s column immediately drew criticism from some New York media that the 60-year-old columnist was drawing on “classical anti-Semitic images.”

Pretext to Murder

Anti-Islam film not to blame for violence, foreign policy experts say

A mounting body of evidence suggests that a low-budget film about Islam and Muhammad was not the primary motive behind a series of violent attacks on U.S. embassies abroad, contradicting reports from multiple media outlets that stated otherwise, according to foreign policy experts.

Pentagon Spox Won’t Confirm Marines Had Live Ammo

State Department: Marines on duty at Embassy Cairo had ammo in weapons

A Pentagon spokesperson refused to categorically state that U.S. Marines in Egypt have been authorized to carry live ammunition, raising questions about the administration’s denial of reports indicating that the Marines were not carrying live ammo when the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was sieged by rioters.

What Does Jeffrey Katzenberg Want?

No get out of jail free card for Priorities USA donor

Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton repeated Friday the big lie: that Democratic donors don’t ask for anything in return. But the claim by the "money bunny" was quickly rebutted by MSNBC host Alex Wagner and the New York Times' Nick Confessore, who reported on and published a list of the top fundraisers for Obama’s campaign earlier this week.