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  • Shutdown: Drive-By Media Misinforms Low-Information Voters, Emboldens Democrats

    10/02/2013 4:45:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 2, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, the government shutdown continues, and the media is continuing to have a field day with it all, and, as discussed yesterday, the media is really the problem here, folks. I mean, the Democrats are who they are, and we know that. Obama's who he is, and we know that. Harry Reid is who he is, and we know that. Pelosi's who she is, and we know that. And we've known this for years. There's really not a whole lot to be told anymore about them; everybody knows. Well, maybe, I mean the low-information crowd. The low-information...
  • Halperin: Obama's Shutdown Strategy Banks On The Press Blaming Republicans Like They Did In the '90s

    10/01/2013 2:21:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/30/2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    The list of things on which Barack Obama has been wrong goes on to the crack of doom.  But there's one thing on which the President is surely right. In devising his strategy for dealing with the shutdown, the prez can count on the MSM to blame Republicans. Mark Halperin bared the president's calculus on today's Morning Joe, saying the Obama admin has little incentive to negotiate because it believes a "sympathetic" press will blame Republicans like they did in the 1990s, accusing them of being "obstructionist."  View the video after the jump. Halperin offered what amounted to an indictment...
  • The Gun That Didn’t Shoot

    09/27/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2013 | Jack Dunphy
    How did the MSM get the D.C. Navy Yard shooting wrong? Let us count the ways. In watching the coverage of the Washington Navy Yard shooting as it unfolded last Monday, I had to remind myself that most of the reports I was hearing would surely turn out to be incorrect, in some cases wildly so. And indeed this turned out to be the case. We were told, for example, that there was more than one gunman, and that one of them was armed with an AR-15 rifle. Even worse, both CBS and NBC identified the wrong man as the...
  • NBC Launches Week of Programming to 'Help' Obamacare Succeed

    09/27/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 50 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 12:22 PM, Sep 27, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama. The headline of the press release reads: NBC News Launches “Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,” a Multi-Screen Experience to Help Americans Get the Most Out of the Affordable Care Act Dr. Nancy Snyderman Answers Most Pressing Questions Across Social and Via New Video Series #AskDrNancy Interactive Tools and Resources Help Audience Navigate...
  • Submerging Media - Navy Yard Shooting Shows American Media's Decline

    09/23/2013 12:41:44 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 12 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 9/23/2013 | Guy Smith
    Journalism isn’t what is used to be, and it wasn’t great to begin with. Last week a man who heard voices in his head followed the advice from the voices in Joe Biden’s head about armament, bought a shotgun, hacked off the barrel and killed a bunch of people in the Washing Navy Yard. As with all such incidents, two completely predictable occurrences came to pass. First, after waiting for facts to emerge, the sanity of the suspect was shown to be non-existent. Second, the gun control industry did not wait for facts to emerge. Neither did the media. One...
  • Gun Control’s Dead End (Shooter took Biden's advice, bought a shotgun)

    09/19/2013 8:18:24 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 17, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    "It is not, however, too late to set the record straight in the public square and with lawmakers, who will be predictably pressured to “do something.” Here, the truth is vital, for it demonstrates neatly the reality that, in a country with 350-million-plus privately owned firearms, the state is utterly powerless to stop evil with the law. President Obama, Senator Feinstein, Senator Schumer et al. could have pushed through Congress every single gun-control provision that they coveted earlier this year — an “assault weapons” ban, a limit on the size of magazines, and a requirement that background checks be conducted...
  • The Chicago Tribune Proves It Cannot Get It Right

    09/19/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Stranger
    In this morning’s anti-gun editorial, the Chicago Tribune makes mention of Jeffery Johnson. Regular Alley readers will recall Johnson, despondent after exhausting his unemployment compensation, who returned to the Empire State Building to empty a revolver into the former boss he blamed for losing his job. The NYPD, the “Gang who cannot shoot straight” finally admitted wounding eight bystanders before they managed to shoot an unarmed man to death.But here is the way the Trib’s editorial writer describes that tragedy: Barely a year ago, Jeffrey Johnson, who’d just lost his job at a New York women’s apparel firm, returned to...
  • 12 people murdered with Joe Biden-inspired weapon. One killed with AR 15

    09/19/2013 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-19-13 | DrJohn
    Aaron Alexis seems to have listened to Joe Biden and taken his advice. Back in February Biden said: "You don't need an AR-15," he said. "Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!" And that's what Aaron Alexis did. Back then Bided added: "I have two shotguns at home. No one is going to come and take my guns." Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHZ7zXLvOkYAaron Alexis did buy a shotgun- legally: Aaron Alexis legally purchased the shotgun he used to kill 12 people, the FBI said Tuesday. FBI Assistant Director Valerie Parlave also told reporters that Alexis only had the shotgun -- not an...
  • Founding Fathers words should not be taken as gospel (Opinion)

    08/12/2013 8:33:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    All Voices ^ | August 12, 2013 | Barry Ellsworth, retired Canadian journalist
    George Zimmerman should be disarmed. If ever a man deserved to be shunned by society, it is pudgy Georgie Zimmerman. And in some quarters, he is. Unfortunately, there are enough of his ilk around – the big guns who run the National Rifle Association, conservative talk radio Obama haters and others – who quickly and emphatically drew the besieged Floridian into their warm and fuzzy protective cocoon of right-wing fanaticism. The ink was not even dry on the long-delayed Zimmerman arrest warrant when the NRA brass leaped to his defense because he fulfilled their classic gunfighter role model — a...
  • 20 Questions The Media Would Be Asking Barack Obama If He Were A Republican

    08/09/2013 11:53:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | John Hawkins
    If the mainstream media were a college class, Republicans would be taking advanced calculus taught by a short tempered professor from South Korea with bad English, while Democrats would be taking remedial reading pass/fail. In other words, as long as liberals don't do anything to embarrass the Democrat Party, they get treated with kid gloves while all Republicans should assume reporters would just as soon punch them in the throat as ask them a question. What this means is that Obama seldom has to deal with tough questions a Republican in his shoes would have to hear asked on an...
  • Politico: Media Didn't Ignore Benghazi

    08/06/2013 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | William Bigelow
    Politico’s Dylan Byers, in a piece for his buddies in the MSM, declares that conservative criticism of the mainstream media is overblown. Byers writes: So often conservative media, like conservative media criticism, can't be taken seriously because it overplays its hand. Like someone who shouts "thief!" the second his keys go missing, much of the conservative echo-chamber has a hyper-aggressive penchant to see conspiracy where they'd do better to see questions in need of answers. As a general rule -- albeit with plenty of exceptions -- there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can...
  • WaPo Misleads on Online Gun Sales (Update: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia)

    08/06/2013 8:31:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5 August, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Philip Rucker leads the Post today with a story about a study that claims there is a “vast” gun market thriving online that allows gun buyers to evade the background check system. Rucker’s story is full of misleading statements. The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun show loophole. Misleading statement #1: Buyers are only not required to undergo background checks if they’re not buying from a licensed firearms dealer. If you buy...
  • Chris Matthews: The sad reality of the far right’s blind Obama hatred

    08/05/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Chris Matthews, MSNBC
    "There are too many people on the American right who hate the very notion of Barack Obama in the White House...They hate not just his politics but him," says Chris Matthews. Let me finish tonight with this. I said it before and am now saying it again. There are too many people on the American right who hate the very notion of Barack Obama in the White House. It grates on them, just as it thrills – even now – tens of millions of others. They hate not just his politics but him. Think about all the days we have...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev 'had right-wing extremist literature' (BBC}

    08/04/2013 9:45:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/5/2013
    One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack, BBC Panorama has learnt. Tamerlan Tsarnaev subscribed to publications espousing white supremacy and government conspiracy theories. He also had reading material on mass killings. Until now the Tsarnaev brothers were widely perceived as just self-styled radical jihadists. Panorama has spent months speaking exclusively with friends of the bombers to try to understand the roots of their radicalisation. 'Government conspiracies' The programme discovered that Tamerlan Tsarnaev possessed articles which argued that both 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma...
  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/03/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/2/2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.
  • Obama: Traditional journalism is dead

    07/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama: Traditional journalism is dead By Jonathan Easley - 07/31/13 02:50 PM ET President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to...
  • The Media Censorship That Put Barack Obama Back in the White House

    07/23/2013 12:10:00 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 19 replies
    ...Network evening news viewers in 2012 never once heard the embarrassing prediction by Obama’s economic team that passage of the $787 billion “stimulus” would halt the rise of unemployment at 8%. (In reality, the jobless rate stayed above that mark for 44 months, the worst economic performance since the Great Depression.) There was just a single network mention last year (on ABC) of Obama’s broken promise of cutting the federal budget deficit “by half by the end of my first term in office.” Reporters on CBS and NBC never once brought up this inconvenient truth. All three evening newscasts buried...
  • National Geographic gun expose instead exposes journalistic bias

    07/20/2013 6:38:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    A National Geographic “undercover team” wants to end private firearm sales and ban those they find disturbing. They never say it honestly and outright, but that’s the conclusion one walks away with after viewing the hysterical hit piece embedded in a July 16 ABC “Nightline” report. “Investigative journalist” Mariana van Zeller is appropriately incredulous and intimidated as “former police officer and firearms expert turned private investigator” Jesse Torrez guides her through such shocking activities as looking up classified ads on the internet, dialing the phone and driving to meet people to make private transactions. Had someone with experience in such...
  • Why the Mainstream Media Doesn't Give a Damn About Black Kids

    07/17/2013 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Ben hapiro
    While the mainstream media lavished endless attention and emotion on the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin last weekend, the body of a 17-year-old black boy was discovered on basement stairs, face down, behind a boarded-up house in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. His body was so badly decomposed that local news reports originally suggested that he had died of blunt force trauma. An autopsy demonstrated that he had in fact been shot to death. His family blamed his death on his refusal to join a gang at school. The boy's name was Darryl Green. Thus far,...
  • 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat

    06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 43 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 26 jun 13 | rasmussen
    Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist...
  • As Obama Poll Numbers Drop, Media Turn Against Glenn Greenwald

    06/24/2013 2:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 24, 2013 | John Nolte
    When it comes to protecting President Obama and the left-wing agenda, we have seen the media turn against its own before. Bob Woodward felt the wrath of his colleagues after popping the balloon of Obama's dishonest sequester narrative; and after numerous errors, the one that almost finally did Howard Kurtz in was the one aimed at the media's politically correct sacred cow of the week. Now it looks to be Glenn Greenwald's turn. The recent collapse of Obama's poll numbers (and with it, much of his agenda) seems directly tied to Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker currently on the run...
  • Chris Matthews: Weird Gun People Are Not "Normal," "Obsessed," Racist

    06/14/2013 4:52:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, pro-Second Amendment Americans are weird, not "normal," "obsessed" and probably racist. In a segment on Thursday's Hardball, the cable host played a new National Rifle Association ad attacking Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. Matthews lectured, "The gun people, they think about nothing else. And they never change their minds, never change their attitudes and never change the frickin' subject."
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Has ‘Never Done Anything Wrong in His Life Legally, Ethically, Whatever’

    06/06/2013 10:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 6, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews declared Wednesday that he’s “got to believe” opposition to President Obama is “ethnic in nature,” since the president has “never done anything wrong in his life — legally, ethically, whatever.” President Obama’s administration is currently embroiled in a slew of scandals. They include the IRS’s admitted targeting of conservatives, the DOJ intimidating reporters, the NSA collecting phone records on millions of Verizon customers daily, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi. But Matthews opined: Why do they get the idea, if it isn’t ethnic — and I’ll just leave the possibility that it’s not — why do they just...
  • Politico Attacks Victims of IRS Scandal

    06/05/2013 12:46:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 6-5-2013 | John Nolte
    Well, right on cue, Politico arrives this morning like the cavalry with an appallingly dishonest (but expected) piece of reporting that falls right in line with what Congressional Democrats did yesterday. It is as pure a piece of coordination and left-wing propaganda as you will ever read. And this is the only kind of investigative reporting Politico ever does. Imagine if Politico poured these same resources into investigating the IRS's connections to the White House or the shaping of the IRS talking points by the State Department. But today's Politico piece is all about changing the subject. All it looks...
  • NYT Editor Rejects ‘Atmosphere of Scandal,Public Wants to Give Obama Credit for Improving Economy'

    06/05/2013 6:55:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 02, 2013 | Brent Baker
    See no scandal, report no scandal. Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times, came down to DC on Sunday to defend President Obama on the scandals and the economy, stressing the leaks cases is the only supposed scandal she cares about as she contended “I’m just not sure” the leaks cases, IRS and Benghazi “come together and create, you know -- quote, unquote -- ‘an atmosphere of scandal.’” An atmosphere the New York Times is working to prevent. Asked by Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about how “nobody seems to know anything” in the administration, so the...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • Christopher Swindell: Gun safety debate is B.S.

    06/02/2013 11:32:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    The Charleston Gazette (WV) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Christopher Swindell
    Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day. I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and an assortment of hunting rifles to balance West Virginia's exploding deer population (as evidenced by hourly collisions with cars). So, I am hardly out of the mainstream. But, the gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all,...
  • Editorial: Legislature’s gun bill is failure for Illinois (barf alert)

    06/02/2013 5:43:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun -Times ^ | 02 june 2013
    Illinois is going in the wrong direction on gun safety. At a time when gunfire claims life after life on city streets, when the horrors of mass killing after mass killing stun the nation, the Illinois Legislature has chosen to make it easier to let guns get into the hands of criminals. Gov. Pat Quinn has no choice but to veto this shameful legislation, though it cleared both houses in the General Assembly with veto-proof margins. On Friday, the Legislature passed a bill that would allow people throughout the state to carry concealed weapons. Local authorities would have no control...
  • CBS Boosts Oprah's 'Remarkable' Pro-Gun Control Speech at Harvard

    06/01/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 5/31/2013 | Matthew Balan
    Friday's CBS This Morning touted Oprah Winfrey's recent Harvard commencement speech, airing over a minute of half of footage from the former daytime TV host's address. The morning newscast spotlighted how Winfrey took the opportunity to promote two liberal pet causes: gun control and "a clear path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants. The show's three anchors all sang the billionaire's praises. Charlie Rose gushed over Winfrey's "remarkable speech". Norah O'Donnell trumpeted the TV star's "important message". Gayle King, who is Oprah's longtime friend, marveled over the address: "She did a great job yesterday." The three hosts didn't once mention King's...
  • Fox News vs. the Cult of Obama

    05/28/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big Journalism | 5/28/2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    It is impossible to understand the Obama administration's uniquely hostile treatment of Fox News without understanding the self-image of the Obama team. On the one hand, the targeting of Fox News for isolation and surveillance suggests an administration so lacking in competence that it cannot tolerate criticism or scrutiny. On the other, the attacks suggest hubris, a confidence that few would ever object to its conduct. That contradiction has a religious quality to it. Indeed, President Barack Obama has led an administration that has, at times, been more of a religious movement than a governing body. Obama has made miraculous...
  • If I were a journalist and wanted to disarm the people, here's how I would accomplish my goal

    05/23/2013 8:08:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | Progressingamerica
    In chapter 1 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann writes the following: (page 40) The wireless constantly used the statistics of the intelligence bureau at Verdun, whose chief, Major Cointet, had invented a method of calculating German losses which obviously produced marvelous results. Every fortnight the figures increased a hundred thousand or so. These 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 casualties put out, divided into daily, weekly, monthly losses, repeated in all sorts of ways, produced a striking effect. Our formulae varied little: 'according to prisoners the German losses in the course of the attack have been considerable' ... 'it is proved...
  • Elderly 'Teabaggers' Not Dying 'Fast Enough' Laments Libtalker Mike Papantonio

    05/19/2013 8:46:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    Looks like yet another left-winger missed the meme on the New Civility. Attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio, guest-hosting on Ed Schultz's radio program yesterday, revealed two things -- he hates old people and wants tea party retirees to hurry up and die. Don't take my word for it, listen to Papantonio's remarks after a caller said he saw "one of these baggers" push a woman during dueling protests over the weekend in Madison, Wisc.
  • Mediaite Writer Furthers MSNBC Spin On IRS Scandal: 'They Have To Pin This On George W. Bush'

    05/21/2013 10:44:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    You just knew this was bound to happen. Some on the left are trying to blame George W. Bush for Obama's IRS fiasco. Take for example Mediaite's resident Obama apologist Tommy Christopher, who wrote a much ado about nothing post on May 16 insinuating that this egregious abuse of government power stems from former Bush appointed IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman – and that credit for clearing this whole thing up will go to Obama.
  • Obama Scandals Bring MSNBC 7-Year Low While Fox News Rises

    05/20/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies
    deadline ^ | May 20, 2013 | By DOMINIC PATTEN |
    The scandals of the Obama administration seem to be hurting not just the White House but MSNBC as well while Fox News Channel scored its second-best week of the year. After double-digit gains during last year’s presidential election, May 13-17 saw the progressive-aligned “Lean Forward” news network hit new lows as the IRS scandal erupted and revelations that the Justice Department secretly obtained AP records became public. With 350,000 viewers on average and 94,000 among the adults 25-54 demo, MSNBC had its least-watched and lowest-rated total-day results of the year last week. That was also the lowest total-day demo result...
  • Media's Meme is BS! Obama not Disengaged, He Leads Government Waging War on Domestic Enemies

    05/15/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    FULL TITLE - "The Media Meme of the Day is BS! Obama Isn't Disengaged -- He Leads a Government Waging War on Its Domestic Enemies" BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you hear how David Axelrod attempted to defend Obama on the IRS scandal? I think he was on MSNBC today. David Axelrod said (paraphrasing), "Well, you know, the government's too big. The government's simply too vast for Obama to control it." Bingo! Exactly! That's the whole reason the Tea Party exists. The government is too big. Not only is the government too big, it's growing. It's growing to the point that...
  • ‘Media Matters’ posts talking points to defend Obama DOJ spying on AP reporters (Nixon Matters)

    05/15/2013 5:07:04 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/15/13 | David Freddoso
    Media Matters is an organization dedicated to finding conservative media bias — which means it’s an overstaffed, over-funded group with little to do but quibble over details and interpretations and engage the most conspiratorial-minded and least influential conservatives in America. But they’ve really done it this time. As it turns out, a free press matters a lot less than President Obama matters.
  • Is the N.R.A. Un-American?

    05/14/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Professor Stanley Fish
    The more militant members of the N.R.A. and most of its leaders may be un-American. By “militant” I don’t mean those who wish to protect recreational shooting and hunting; nor do I mean those who, like Justice Antonin Scalia, believe that there is a constitutional right to defend one’s home and family with firearms. These are respectable positions (although I am deeply unpersuaded by the second). I mean those who read the Second Amendment as proclaiming the right of citizens to resist the tyranny of their own government, that is, of the government that issued and ratified the Constitution in...
  • CNN Commentator Gloats That Rush Limbaugh Is Becoming a 'Relic,' 'as Dated as Jazzercise'

    05/14/2013 1:02:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-14-2013 | Matt Hadro
    Rush Limbaugh is fast becoming a "relic," "as dated as Jazzercise or 'Macarena'" – or so says CNN regular Dean Obeidallah in a new CNN.com op-ed. Ironically, a CNN contributor is calling someone else irrelevant. But in all seriousness, Obeidallah gloats over Limbaugh's lost ad revenue in the past year and points to his inevitable decline: "Has Limbaugh become as dated as Jazzercise or 'Macarena?' All you need to do is look at the bottom line to see that Limbaugh is in trouble." "Regardless where he turns up, Limbaugh will likely not be as relevant to the national media as...
  • Julian Bond backs IRS tea party targeting

    05/14/2013 10:51:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/14/2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Civil rights icon Julian Bond defended the IRS for targeting tea party groups, on Tuesday, labeling them “the Taliban wing of American politics.” “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” Bond said on MSNBC. “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way they can.” Bond was chairman of the NAACP in 2004, when the IRS opened an investigation into their nonprofit status following the group’s convention, where Bond delivered a speech criticizing President George W. Bush, and...
  • Colorado editor advocates sending NRA ‘monsters’ to Guantanamo

    05/03/2013 5:24:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 5/3/13 | David Codrea
    “I now agree that it’s fruitless to give the benefit of the doubt to people who are so obviously corrupt, so clearly malevolent, so bent on hurting innocent people for their own sick gain,” Aurora Sentinel editor Dave Perry wrote in an April 25 editorial. “No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism. “When the facts are so clearly before all Americans, for the whole world to see, why bother with this country’s odious and cumbersome system of justice?” he asked. “Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in...
  • How did journalists make themselves associates of the state?

    05/01/2013 6:36:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Back in 2011, I wrote about how George Creel's plan with the Committee for Public Information (CPI) was to make journalists associates of the state. Here is in part what he wrote: (page 17) With the nation in arms, the need was not so much to keep the press from doing the hurtful things as to get it to do the helpful things. It was not servants we wanted, but associates. Better far to have the desired compulsions proceed from within than to apply them from without. And from page 18: My proposition, in lieu of the proposed law, was...
  • Mother Jones: 'Right-Wing Extremism' Killed More Since 9/11 Than Islamic Terror

    04/26/2013 2:36:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/25/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, Mother Jones ran an article making a shocking claim: more Americans have been killed by conservative terrorists than by Islamic terrorists since September 11, 2001. “While America has been fixated on the threat of Islamic terrorism for more than a decade, all but a few domestic terror plots have failed,” the article explained. “Between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2012, there were no successful bomb plots by jihadist terrorists in the United States …. [R]ight-wing extremists killed 29 people during those 11 years.”But is it true?The Mother Jones piece is based on a study by the...
  • How the Media Blew the Gun Control Debate

    04/18/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 4-18-2013 | John Nolte
    The first mistake the media-complex made was the decision to immediately make the National Rifle Association the "Newtown Bogeyman." This happened even before the bodies had been removed and was an immediate "tell" into the media's motives. This wasn't going to be about protecting children, this was going to be yet-another culture war launched to marginalize the dreaded NRA and hand Obama a win. This was also a media so full of its own power, they simply assumed they could exploit another tragedy into yet-another another Us vs. Them cultural victory. Out of the box, though, the plan was tactically...
  • 72 Congressmen slam media over Gosnell, Planned Parenthood infanticide remarks

    04/18/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | John Jalsevac
    72 Congressmen slam media for failing to cover Gosnell, Planned Parenthood infanticide remarks WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a sternly worded letter, 72 congressman have accused the three leading mainstream media networks – ABC, NBS, and CBS – of “blatant media bias” for failing to cover two of the biggest abortion-related stories in recent years: the trial of “House of Horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell, and remarks made by a Planned Parenthood representative in support of infanticide. “The broadcasters’ blackout of the Planned Parenthood infanticide lobbying scandal and the Gosnell ‘House of Horrors’ murder trial are the biggest...
  • MSNBC: NRA "in the Business of Helping Bombers Get Away With Their Crimes"

    04/17/2013 7:46:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell made the case this evening that the National Rifle Association is to blame for the slow investigation into the Boston bombings: Video here"There are new developments tonight in the bombing investigation here in Boston," said O'Donnell. "But that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. The NRA's efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get...
  • CNN: Pressure Cooker Bomb 'Right-Wing' Signature

    04/17/2013 5:47:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 134 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-17-2013 | Lee Stranahan
    An article published on CNN's website makes an unproven claim that pressure cooker bombs like the ones used at the Boston Marathon terror attack are a 'signature' of 'right-wing extremists.' The article was co-written by Jennifer Roland and Peter Bergen. Bergen is the CNN ananlyst made the claim that right-wing extremists could be behind the bombing less than two hours after it took place. The article says (emphasis added) : A senior U.S. counterterrorism investigator told CNN that pressure cooker bombs have also been a signature of extreme right-wing individuals in the United States who he said tend to revel...