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  • ‘Abandonment of Standard Journalistic Practices': Hillary Campaign Blasts NYT in Letter

    07/31/2015 6:29:58 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 14 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Josh Feldman
    Hillary Clinton‘s campaign sent a letter to The New York Times lambasting them for their recent coverage of Clinton’s use of private email while she was Secretary of State. The letter, first obtained by CNN and then posted online by the Clinton campaign, is in direct response to the Times‘ most recent reporting on Clinton. The Times ran a report saying that two government inspectors general recommended the DOJ open a criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails due to classified material on her private account, but it turns out the recommendation was not on criminal grounds, so the Times ended up...
  • Nets Covered Cecil the Lion More in 1 Day Than Abortion Videos in 2 Weeks

    07/29/2015 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    America’s anchors have spoken: the shooting of one lion vastly outweighs the trafficking of baby parts by a taxpayer-funded abortion giant. In other words, the broadcast news shows spent more time in one day on Cecil the Lion than they did on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks. The three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the third video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting aborted baby parts -- censored it at Planned Parenthood’s urging. But the news shows did find more than 14 minutes for a more...
  • Michelle Obama Offers Advice to College Students, Says She Can't Be First Lady Alone.

    07/25/2015 5:42:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    E! ^ | 7/24/15 | McKenna Aiello
    ....[BO's wife] was joined by E!'s own Terrence Jenkins, rapper Wale and more than 130 college-bound students at the White House to discuss tackling obstacles in school and the importance of education at the 2015 Beat the Odds Summit.... [she] recalled her own college experience, advising students—regardless of upbringing and background—to lean on each other during tough times. "You cannot live in isolation when you go to college," she explained. "The kids who didn't make it from my school or graduated later usually were the ones that I didn't see. They just disappeared and they tried to fix the stuff...
  • Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

    07/24/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/21/15 | Marguerite Bowling
    A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Anderson’s new book on Amazon.com, the country’s largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Anderson’s book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” had one-star ratings that included pictures of men in what looked to be a World War II-era concentration camp. The reviewer argued that the book was modern-day fascism.
  • Trump Is the Poison His Party Concocted

    07/24/2015 12:48:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7-23-2015 | Timothy Egan
    The adults patrolling the playpen of Republican politics are appalled that we’ve become a society where it’s O.K. to make fun of veterans, to call anyone who isn’t rich a loser, to cast an entire group of newly arrived strivers as rapists and shiftless criminals. Somewhere, we crossed a line — from our mothers’ modesty to strutting braggadocio, from dutiful decorum to smashing all the china in the room, from respecting a base set of facts to a trumpeting of willful ignorance. Yes, how did we get to a point where up to one-fourth of the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower...
  • Obama tells Jon Stewart: ‘We move the ball forward’ [Final Worship Service on "Daily Show"]

    07/22/2015 2:27:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/15 | Josh Lederman/AP
    ....Obama took a victory lap on Stewart’s show, ticking off a list of achievements on health care, foreign policy and more. “The VA works better than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office,” Obama boasted.
  • Ideas For Reporters Struggling To Cover Planned Parenthood

    07/21/2015 12:04:46 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Many years ago I interviewed for a reporting job covering government waste, fraud and mismanagement. The interview went well and my future employers mentioned that they’d had trouble keeping the position filled as many reporters had trouble coming up with story ideas. They wondered if that would be a problem. I thought they were joking, so I chuckled. But they were entirely serious. I thought of that when looking at media coverage of the Planned Parenthood scandal. The media seem to be really struggling to come up with any story ideas for how to cover this story. (snip) Using Nexis,...
  • Muslims blast handling of Tennessee mosque attack plan case

    07/17/2015 5:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Muslim groups say a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Signal Mountain man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in New York state represents a double standard and should be revisited.... ...Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Doggart poses a threat to Muslims and shouldn't have been released. Other groups have echoed those sentiments. "I think this case has been mishandled and it hasn't been treated with the seriousness it deserves," Hooper said. ""Unfortunately, this fits a pattern of cases in which no Muslim is involved and it is...
  • CNN Blasts CBS News’s Major Garrett for Asking Obama Tough Question

    07/15/2015 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | By John Nolte
    During Wednesday’s national press conference about his Iran deal, President Obama played the media like a fiddle. It was a situation where the media was so compliant the questioners were hand-picked by the White House beforehand, the president filibustered throughout, and Obama ended the event by asking himself the questions he wanted to answer. Only Major Garrett of CBS News asked a truly tough question, a question that was obviously framed in a way to cut through the president’s rigorously-rehearsed talking points. For daring to question the Lightbringer in the same way the media questioned President George W. Bush for...
  • Liberal dredges up old racist fears

    07/15/2015 7:44:17 PM PDT · by TChad · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/2015 | Michael Barone
    In the Washington Post's liberal blog The Plum Line, Paul Waldman last week recycled one of the enduring lies of liberal politics: that "the Willie Horton issue," as Waldman calls it, was a successful appeal by the 1988 Bush for president campaign to American voters' racism. That's a lie and deserves to be exposed as such.
  • In 5:00 BBC Credits Obama w/ Pluto Mission, Trashes Bibi Like He's Got Horns, + Glorifies Iran Deal

    07/15/2015 12:14:51 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 July 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Was watching BBC Europe yesterday -flicked it on the the hotel for five minutes while unpacking- and the amount of left wing pom-pom shaking they can pack into a brief period of time is just about any intellectually-honest person can stomach... And that's regardless of political bias -like we never knew The Beebe leaned to the left. But it's relentless these days... I used to admire their professionalism and world coverage in the 80s/90s, as I still do the Telegraph, etc. British press is in many ways superior to my own country's, imho- even car magazines, i.e. CAR was a...
  • Brad Steinle on Twitter: Thanked Donald Trump on July 4

    07/15/2015 9:33:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/4/15 | Brad Steinle
    I am Brad Steinle. Kate Steinle's big brother. She was my best friend, my love, my everything!
  • Obama to Hold a Press Conference on Iran [LIVE THREAD Wednesday 1:00 pm Media Call to Worship]

    07/15/2015 1:26:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 14, 2015, 5:43 pm EDT | Keith Koffler
    ....Obama Wednesday will hold an East Room press conference to try to explain what on earth he was thinking when he agreed to the deal with Iran. The proceedings will begin at 1:00 pm Obama Standard Time, which is generally Eastern Time plus about twenty minutes. I will live stream it for you.
  • Michelle Obama Was On 'So You Think You Can Dance'....

    07/14/2015 5:54:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Bustle ^ | 7/13/15 | Keertana Sastry
    FLOTUS is just like us, you guys! She loves the same shows as us! On Monday night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance, the series showed us the all-star dancers’ trip to the White House to perform at the 137th annual Easter Egg Roll. And because she’s basically one of the coolest women ever, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the dancers onstage to perform a routine and get the crowd moving as part of her initiative combat childhood obesity. SYTYCD host Cat Deeley had the chance to also interview the First Lady about her love for So You...
  • Amazon: 'No evidence' of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book

    07/13/2015 8:11:32 AM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/13/2015 | Dylan Byers
    The New York Times' refusal to put Ted Cruz's memoir on its bestseller list is once again being called into question — this time by Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country. On Sunday, an Amazon spokesperson told the On Media blog that the company's sales data showed no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity for the Texas senator's memoir, casting further doubt on the Times' claim that the book — "A Time For Truth" — had been omitted from its list because sales had been driven by "strategic bulk purchases." "As of yesterday, 'A Time for Truth' was...
  • Hillary Clinton’s interview with CNN full of softballs

    07/12/2015 1:04:48 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    WRKO Boston - The Kuhner Report ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    == Listen to segment == (Nothing asked about Benghazi, but in stark contrast, he plays an excerpt later how Rihanna Taylor rakes candidate Carson over the coals on his stance of gays).
  • Miami Media reporting Trump says MOST Mexican immigrants are rapists & murderers

    07/09/2015 5:46:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Noticing how LOCAL news is portraying Donald Trump's words at his campaign launch a couple weeks ago. Trump was speaking about ILLEGAL ALIENS and the criminal element within....The VIOLENT criminal element.... Now, at least one of the Miami TV stations is reporting that Trump says MOST MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS are rapists and murderers...a COMPLETE misrepresentation of his comments. WFOR, WPLG, WSVN and WTVJ are the English speaking stations in Miami.....you would think since Trump owns the Doral golf course, and does lots of business in Florida, they'd make an effort to accurately report his statements.
  • Secret Service director's mission: Fix the agency [CNN puff piece]

    07/08/2015 3:52:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/7/15 | Jim Acosta
    More than nine months after a knife-wielding intruder scaled the White House fence and entered what should be the most secure building in the world, the man tasked with reforming the U.S Secret Service vowed such an incident would never happen again. "It should not have happened. And it won't happen again," Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said in an interview with CNN. .... last week, the Secret Service added spikes atop the White House fence to thwart jumpers, a temporary measure that came more than nine months after September's infamous intrusion. Clancy acknowledged the new deterrent would only go...
  • Outrage as Twitter reveals just 49 of its 3,000 US employees are black [1.7%]

    07/02/2015 5:20:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in America. The 35 men and 14 women account for just 1.7 per cent of the firm's US operation, which is 93.8 per cent white or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2 per cent.
  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • NY Times: ISIS “is offering reliable security; providing jobs

    06/22/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 06/20/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Ben Hubbard of the New York Times writes of the Islamic State, or ISIS, that “…the group is offering reliable, if harsh, security; providing jobs in decimated economics; and providing a rare sense of order in a region overwhelmed by conflict.” This summary of ISIS and their good deeds sounds eerily similar (and just as disgusting) to the accolades bestowed upon Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party before — and even after — the Second World War and the Holocaust. Hubbard uses the example of a nameless labourer from Raqqa who had “earned good money painting their offices,” who opined...
  • OBAMA ATTACKS FOX NEWS VIEWERS… AGAIN

    06/22/2015 10:35:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 22, 2015 | charlie spiering
    President Obama continued his criticism of Fox News, arguing that the network’s viewers are getting a different set of facts than the rest of the country. During a WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Obama lamented that the media is “splintered” now, with all kinds of different news outlets. “We’re not in a common conversation,” he said. “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times,” he said. Obama said media institutions such as Fox News and political organizations were trying to profit from polarization, and that’s leaving the political...
  • Salon.com media bias at its best. Twitter screencap.

  • New York Times Ignores Children of Gay Parents Who Want a Mom and Dad

    06/18/2015 6:58:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Dailysignal.com ^ | 6-16-2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    The New York Times ran an article this weekend profiling and quoting many children of gay and lesbian parents under the headline “What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?”Noticeably absent were any children who, while loving their two moms or two dads, yearned for both a mom and dad.In my new book, “The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” I devote a chapter to highlighting the stories of children of gays and lesbians who have spoken out about how redefining marriage has social costs. Their basic story is the same: Same-sex marriage denies children like them a relationship with...
  • MSNBC Host Weighs in On Rachel Dolezal With a ‘Stupid’ Remark That’s Backfiring Big Time [Video]

    06/15/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    IJReview ^ | June 14, 2015 | Justen Charter
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry shared her thoughts about the Rachel Dolezal story with one of her guests. Perry said: “But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here. Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered. But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black...
  • FLASHBACK: ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015

    06/12/2015 3:20:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    newsbusters ^ | june 12, 2015 | scott whitlock
    New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction...
  • Hillary Clinton Joins Instagram, Posts Patriotic Pantsuits Picture [Media Drooling]

    06/11/2015 5:51:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    People ^ | 6/10/15 | Tierney McAfee
    Hillary Clinton is letting the world know who wears the pantsuits in the 2016 election. The Democratic presidential front-runner joined Instagram... Clinton, 67, captioned the snapshot of her [pantsuits] "Hard choices," in a playful nod to her 2014 memoir of the same name.
  • Rubio rakes in cash after New York Times’ hit pieces

    06/11/2015 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    Attacks by the New York Times against Republican 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio have backfired, bringing in wads of cash and making the once-vaunted newspaper of record look foolish. In the last two weeks, the unabashedly liberal paper has run two hit pieces on Rubio (and in one, his wife) as well. Last week, the Times attacked the Florida senator for getting four traffic tickets in 17 years. On Tuesday, the paper hit him again for taking out student loans to pay for college and then, gasp, buying a 24-foot off-shore fishing boat (the Times, of course, called it a...
  • Salinas Police Review Use of Force in Violent Arrest [The Media Distraction Continues]

    06/10/2015 4:18:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/9/15
    A violent arrest caught on cell phone video that showed Salinas, California, police hitting a man repeatedly with batons has prompted a police review. The video, captured by a witness, showed several officers repeatedly hitting a man identified as Jose Velasco, 28, with batons as he was being restrained on the ground.
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/09/2015 3:46:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/08/2015 3:24:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/8/2015 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • Public to Supreme Court: Don’t gut Obamacare [But opposition at RECORD HIGH]

    06/08/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | P Craighill
    [Obama's Death Panels law] hangs in the balance in the Supreme Court for the second time in three years, but the public has rendered a judgment ahead of the court's ruling. By a margin of 55 percent to 38 percent, more people say the court should not take action to block federal subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll..... ....The survey finds opinion on the health-care law among the worst in Post-ABC polling; 54 percent oppose, up six percentage points from a year ago. Support ties the record low...
  • Wow, MSNBC Really Loves Mocking the GOP 'Clown Car (Clown Car or Paddy Wagon?)

    06/07/2015 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 06/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    This is too good not to share. MRC’s Dan Gainor wrote for Foxnews.com on the liberal tendency to describe the Republicans with the term “clown car.” He found that since January 1, MSNBC hosts and their guests have dragged out the phrase 38 times. Hardball host Chris Matthews by far the worst repeat offender, with 29 mentions since the beginning of the year -
  • ESPN: There was no runner-up to [Bruce] Jenner for courage award [Media Arrogance]

    06/05/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/15
    ....The network's statement on Wednesday went into further detail on how the network chooses its recipients.... ....we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance," ESPN said.
  • Hate Network CNN To Pamela Geller: "Do You Relish" Being Hunted By Jihadists?

    06/04/2015 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | John Nolte
    CNN, the left-wing hate network that uses every opportunity available, including the threat of a beheading, to launch hate campaigns against its political enemies on the right, asked Pamela Geller Wednesday night if she “relishes the idea” of jihadists hunting her down to behead her.
  • AP Redefines Unemployment as Liberation for Employees

    06/03/2015 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned in the previous hour working 9-to-5 is becoming a less popular way to make a living. This is an AP story. Now, listen. This is absurd, and this is part and parcel of the ongoing Democrat Party agenda. This is how you cover for a rotten economy. "If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement." Yes. "For workers --" I prefer employees or associates "-- it has become easier and less risky to go solo. Affordable health-insurance plans, which kept...
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBK’s 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • Bob Schieffer Says ‘Maybe’ Press Wasn’t Skeptical Enough Regarding Obama in ’08

    06/02/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Ya don’t say. He's retiring, so it's safe to speak ill of the Media Messiah. CBS’ Bob Schieffer says that perhaps reporters in the media “were not skeptical enough” of President Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that the whole political world was struck by the sudden rise of the senator from Illinois. This isn’t some revelation that Schieffer just had. It’s certainly been kicking around in the heads of veteran media types since early ’09 when it became rather apparent that Barack Obama was more of a bumbler than the suave,...
  • Obama’s Economic “Expansion” Keeps Shrinking

    05/29/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    The economic recovery is really coming along great. For the third time since the expansion began in June 2009, the U.S. economy suffered a setback. Don’t call it a setback. It’s a strategic retreat. Those ‘optimistic’ estimates keep being revised. Such declines in GDP are rare in economic expansions, pointing to the fragile nature of the current rebound. The economy hasn’t contracted in three different quarters during good times since the 1950s. It’s the fault of the GOP. Also the weather. That’s the weakest reading since frigid winter temperatures derailed growth at the start of 2014. We can’t have an...
  • Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

    05/29/2015 12:28:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    huffington ^ | 5/29/15
    ....in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month... .....Gonzalez first wanted to dispel some misinformation about her identity. She first came out as pansexual — which is distinct from bisexual because it defines an individual who is attracted to various gender identities — in 2012 after first being elected, noting that she’d dated transgender and "gender-queer" people. But it had been reported that she came out as lesbian first and then later came out as...
  • ‘Extra double standards’: This pitiful pro-Hillary spin means somebody owes Romney an apology

    05/28/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Matt Bai, for Yahoo "news"
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have become incredibly wealthy, but the campaign is trying to make Hillary appear to be “one of us.” That’s a tough sell, and maybe it’s not even necessary. Yahoo! News national political columnist Matt Bai shows the rest of the MSM how it’s done in case the public doesn’t buy the “she’s one of us” approach:
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.
  • Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

    05/23/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 5/21/15 | Rod Dreher
    So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back.
  • The Clinton team praises Monica Langley [WSJ "Journalist" Wants to Sit on Hillary's Lap. No Joke]

    05/23/2015 8:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/15 | Dylan Byers
    From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012... HRC. Monica, have a seat ::HRC motions toward a chair situated an appropriate distance from her preferred spot on the couch:: Monica: ll!!Sure!!! ::Monica proceeds to drag her chair within inches of the Secretary --leaning in even further:: Interview proceeds... and about midway. Monica: Oh Hillary...2016 '16 '16 ::Monica grabs HRO's knee:: HRC laughs awkwardly — glances at Philippe Monica: ::leaning in further:: Oh Hillary...what do you eat? drink? dream about when you sleep? ::Monica again touches HRC's leg:: ::Everybody laughs awkwardly — Philippe...
  • PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; ‘NewsHour’ Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor

    05/22/2015 5:43:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2015 | John Nolte
    [PBS] now admits to burying the $75,000 Clinton Cash scandal involving ABC News senior anchor George Stephanopoulos. Friday, as though anything will ever change, PBS ombudsman Michael Getler stepped up and pretty much pled guilty on both counts: The following evening, May 15, Woodruff closed the NewsHour broadcast with a “short editor’s note before we go.” She said: “There have been questions this week about journalists’ contributions to the Clinton Foundation and my name has come up. I want to clarify what happened. In 2010, after the massive earthquake in Haiti, I made a gift of $250 to the Haiti...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons To Distrust & Despise The Media

    05/19/2015 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.
  • Man Accused of Credit Card Fraud at Eagan Outlet Mall

    05/17/2015 6:20:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A St. Paul man has been charged after police say he was caught making fraudulent purchases at the Eagan Outlet Mall with credit cards stolen from the Eagan YMCA. Eagan police were called to the mall at 8:31 p.m. Monday on a report of credit card fraud. The caller said the suspect was a Somali man wearing a teal hoodie who was carrying three bags. He was with three other men. Officers say the man dropped two credit cards onto the sidewalk when he saw them approaching, which were later found to be stolen. One of the credit cards had...
  • Shoplifting arrests at Eagan Outlet Mall raise question of bias

    05/17/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Stephen Montemayor
    Nearly 85 percent of those arrested or cited in connection with shoplifting calls at Eagan’s new outlet mall were people of color, according to a Star Tribune analysis of nearly 1,000 calls to police in the first eight months the center was open. The percentage of blacks and other minorities arrested or charged with shoplifting offenses at Eagan’s Twin Cities Premium Outlet was higher than at nearby Burnsville Center, in all of Minneapolis or at a similar outlet mall in Albertville. Eagan police say the mall has attracted organized and sophisticated shoplifting rings, but say they typically rely on the...