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  • The Loss of the Fourth Estate and the Threat to American Liberty

    12/03/2012 7:35:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11-28-12 | Wallace Henley
    One of the most chilling realities of the contemporary age in the United States and other Western nations is the demise of the Fourth Estate. The death of a vigorous and free press came when mainstream media and other vital components of the information establishment became propaganda organs for the government. "If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without a free press or a free press without a government, I would prefer the latter," said Thomas Jefferson. Edmund Burke, an 18th century British political philosopher, seeded the concept of the Fourth Estate. The...
  • Biden's Thuggish Distraction [abdication by journalists sanctions drift toward tyranny]

    08/27/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....Chávez and other thugs (such as Iranian Madman-in-Chief Ahmadinejad) send in busloads of paid agitators to interrupt challengers' speeches and make their own support look more substantial than it is. Barack Obama thought only to send Joe Biden, knowing that the throngs of supporters -- made up largely of reporters, anchormen, and their entourages -- would be provided for him by an all-in-for-Obama media aiming similarly to create a false impression of unflagging popularity. And they surely would have, had a little wind [Isaac] not sapped the brief courage of Delaware's big-talking Cowardly Lion. ....according to a 2011 PewResearch poll...
  • Obama Administration Punishes Reporter For Using Multimedia

    04/28/2011 8:03:38 PM PDT · by DryFly · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2011 | Phil Bronstein
    The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news. The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times - pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel. Read more:...
  • Attacks in Iraq at record high: Pentagon

    12/19/2006 5:48:14 PM PST · by melt · 56 replies · 837+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 12/19/06 | Reuters via Yahoo!
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks in Iraq on U.S.-led forces, local security personnel and civilians have surged 22 percent to record levels, the Pentagon said in its latest quarterly report on Iraq published on Monday. The report also noted a rise in civilian casualties and said this was directly linked to the rise of sectarian death squads, which were helped by elements of Iraqi forces. The report was released on the day Robert Gates was sworn in as U.S. defense secretary and as President George W. Bush considers changes to his Iraq policy. Gates replaces Donald Rumsfeld, heavily criticized for his...
  • CA: Snuffing out smoking in cars with children

    08/14/2006 7:32:01 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 155 replies · 1,834+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2006 | Jim Sanders
    Targeting a new frontier in the fight against smoking, California lawmakers may ban motorists from lighting up near young passengers. The measure would mark the first time that Californians would be prohibited from smoking legal tobacco products on private property not open to the public or employees. No state had passed such a vehicle smoking ban until this year, when Arkansas and Louisiana set a precedent by barring the practice when passengers are under 6 or 13, respectively. Assemblyman Paul Koretz, a West Hollywood Democrat who proposed California's ban, Assembly Bill 379, said some parents don't seem to know --...
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Franken’s living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • Reality Touches a Sunday-Morning Gorilla. The Meet the Press Powell “incident.”

    05/19/2004 6:22:35 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 40 replies · 143+ views
    NRO ^ | May 19, 2004, 8:59 a.m. | Jonah Goldberg
    I've always heard that the media is the "permanent government" in Washington. Politicians come and go, but the bigwigs are here forever. For example, in 1989 Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of the Washington Post, dismissed John Sununu, the first President Bush's chief of staff, as "a jack-leg governor from a horse's ass state; how could he play with us in the big leagues?" This combination of power, permanence, and arrogance — not liberal bias — is often the real secret behind many of the elite media's problems. Because conventional wisdom flows from the top down, many rank-and-file journalists are...
  • BBC Can't Contain its Glee over Grenade Attack

    03/22/2003 6:10:07 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 1 replies · 181+ views
    The newslady said something like "if this was a terror attack, it must be hugely embarrassing," and then said it would probably seriously undermine American morale.