PROGRAMMING & SHOW NOTES

MAJOR PROGRAMMING UPDATE: The Guy Benson Show has shifted to a one-hour format.  It now airs at 5pm ET on Washington, DC's AM 1260 WRC, and at 7pm CT on AM 560 The Answer in Chicago (times subject to change).

10/5 & 10/12 - Guy's interview with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

E-mail Guy: guybensonshow@gmail.com 

Follow Guy on Twitter: @guypbenson

Fox News

Read all of Guy's latest news, analysis and opinion at www.townhall.com, with regular updates on The Tipsheet.

Guy on the Benghazi special committee:

READ GUY'S WORK AT THE TIPSHEET

From Hot Air

Obamacare: The Sum of All Fears

By Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham 

Two years ago, Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit were kind enough to allow us to write here on “The Comprehensive Case Against Barack Obama” —a lengthy analysis pitting candidate Obama’s rhetoric against his actual record, past statements and long-time associations. We felt certain at the time, and still do, that his campaign was at its core a savvy marketing machine designed, in part, to deliberately mislead voters about the candidate’s true beliefs and experience. Revisiting our presentation two years later, we take no joy in saying that the administration has largely vindicated our concerns.

One of those concerns is health care reform. On March 21, after more than a year of contentious debate, Congressional Democrats finally passed their health care reform bill without a single Republican vote in either house. The president has challenged Republicans to run against his unpopular health care law—implying that they don’t have the political courage to do so. He may be right on that point; he may not—but the facts show that (a) many of the highest-profile selling points employed by the Left to drag Obamacare across the finish line were either incorrect or intentional distortions, (b) the consequences of not repealing this law are dire, and (c) the public’s enduring hostility toward Obamacare demonstrates a political appetite for repeal.

Read the entire, epic post here

Guy on CNBC

Gun control, debt ceiling, and Obama's second term...

Guy's Speech at Right Online 2012, Las Vegas

Youtube Link

From Breitbart's "Big Government"

Breitbart & Shirley Sherrod: 5 Thoughts
July 21, 2010

As the mainstream media trips over itself to analyze and re-analyze the Shirley Sherrod controversy, Andrew Breitbart is under fire for ostensibly unethical behavior. Andrew is more than capable of defending himself, but I wanted to offer a few quick thoughts on this imbroglio:

(1) This President often decries the 24-hour, hyper-reactionary media cycle, yet his administration responded with warp-speed to toss Sherrod overboard. Can it now safely be asserted that the Obama administration “acted stupidly”?

(2) The administration’s thoughtless abandonment of Sherrod indicates a hair-trigger climate of paranoia about all issues racial within the West Wing. It seems J. Christian Adams’ whistle-blowing has taken its toll, and Team Obama is nervous about the degree of scrutiny its racially-tinged political machinations have received. On the heels of the New Black Panther kerfuffle, another major race flap just wouldn’t do–thus, a low-level African American female was deemed expendable, and was unceremoniously dumped. The White House now claims they didn’t press for Sherrod’s dismissal, yet is apologizing to her. Hmm.

Read the rest...

From National Review Online

Report: Obamacare Will Fund Abortions After All
July 14, 2010

Surprise!  After more than a year of accusing pro-lifers of peddling lies, distortions, and “bearing false witness” — and despite that much-balleyhooed, executive order brokered by Bart Stupak & Co. — it now appears that Obamacare will finance abortions in Pennsylvania.

Public funding of abortion is deeply unpopular nationwide, and even more so in swing districts.

The rate at which the president’s O-Care assurances and promises are being abandoned is head-spinning. Altogether now: “Repeal and replace.”

UPDATE: K-Lo reports that it’s not just Pennsylvania; abortions are already being subsidized by federal dollars in New Mexico.  HHS has been very hush-hush about this particular available “benefit.”

Read the whole thing here.

From NRO's Media Blog

Chris Christie's "Common Sense Porn" Highlight Reel
June 16, 2010


When cameras capture New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his unapologetic truth-telling finest, Glenn Beck calls the resulting video “common sense porn.”  Beck must be experiencing frequent leg thrills, because Christie’s been churning out material at a breakneck clip since entering office just half a year ago.  Grab some…er, popcorn, and enjoy.

“Man up”Calling out incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine for his nasty campaign ad taking less than subtle shots at Christie’s weight.

“Crisis” – His opening salvo, declaring a Garden State fiscal emergency:

“You should really see me when I’m pissed” – Decimating a newspaper columnist worried about Christie’s combative approach to governance.

Read the rest...

From Breitbart's 'Big Hollywood'

Law & Order Deserved a Proper Series Finale
By Guy Benson

Law & Order devotees have subconsciously felt this moment coming for some time, but now that the axe has finally fallen, many of us are grappling with television-induced heartache.

NBC confirmed Friday that it had canceled the original “Law & Order,” bringing an end to a 20-year-old television drama that jump-started an era of television production in New York City.

“Law & Order” was on the verge of becoming the longest-running drama in prime-time television history, surpassing “Gunsmoke.” But it appears that the “Law & Order” executive producer, Dick Wolf, has settled for a tie. The final episode of the series will be shown on May 24, NBC confirmed in a news release Friday.

As I ponder the unwelcome reality that one of my favorite shows is, well, done-done,  I’m struggling to get past the unsatisfying fact that one of television’s longest running programs was unceremoniously dropped–with neither fanfare nor closure.   As the process shook out, the final episode ended up being shot before NBC decided to pull the plug.  The end result: What was initially written and produced as a season finale (which was excellent, especially S. Epatha Merkerson’s moving performance and Sam Waterson’s epic rant) became the de facto series finale.  Law & Order’s cast, crew, and fans deserve better.


Read the rest...

The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama

From HotAir.com - By Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham
With editor and contributor Ed Morrissey

October 21, 2008

Allow us to put our cards on the table at the outset: We are two young conservative journalists—both in our 20s. Unlike many of our peers, we are not swept up in Obamamania and would prefer John McCain to win the election. We’ve teamed up with seasoned blogger extraordinaire, Ed Morrissey, whose careful and thoughtful pursuit of the truth—even when it benefits his political opponents—is respected across the blogosphere. In that spirit, we are not at all interested in perpetuating lies, rumors, and innuendo about Barack Obama. Promoting such information does America a disservice, allows Obama’s supporters to justifiably cry “smear,” and damages our own credibility.

What follows is by no means comprehensive, but it does shed some much-needed light on a number of Obama’s positions, statements, and associations about which he has been less than honest. We’ve attempted to boil each issue down to a succinct explanation with an accompanying, brief video clip—often starring Barack Obama in his own words. Before pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record, each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.

Logitech C910 Review

Toshiba Cinema Series

Read the rest of this column at HotAir.com

Copyright 2008-2014 Guy Benson. All rights reserved. Contact GBS by email at guybensonshow@gmail.com.