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  • 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...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Flashback 1996: Why ABC shouldn't hire Stephanopoulos

    05/15/2015 6:19:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/15 | Byron York
    ....Stephanopoulos was one of the most partisan of partisan warriors ever — just look at "The War Room," the documentary from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. So it was something of a surprise in 1996 when ABC News hired Stephanopoulos, fresh out of the Clinton White House. And there was some confusion about what the deeply partisan Stephanopoulos' role would be: Analyst? Pundit? Straight news reporter? At the time, I asked ABC about it and was assured Stephanopoulos would be a pundit — like William Kristol, who was then with ABC News — and would not do any news reporting....
  • Flashback: To Protect Clintons, ABC Censored and Buried ‘Path to 9/11′ Miniseries

    05/14/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The length to which ABC, its news division, and its parent company (Disney) have gone to protect and curry favor with the Clintons is almost impossible to grasp. To begin with, in 1996, ABC News hired George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton campaign and White House official. Within a few years he would become the ABC new division’s chief anchor and political reporter. Then, just today, we learn that ABC News and Stephanopoulos are involved in a massive conflict of interest — a $50,000 donation Stephanopoulos made to the Clinton Foundation. That’s right, the symbol of ABC News has an ongoing...
  • Who Is the College Student Who Told Jeb Bush, ‘Your Brother Created ISIS?’

    Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada yesterday after a young voter told him, “your brother created ISIS.” Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada who said she was a registered Democrat, approached Bush after the event and told the likely presidential candidate he was wrong about the origins of the terror group... Ziedrich said she is a member of the Young Democrats at her university although in an interview with ABC News yesterday she said she was not speaking as a representative of the group. She said she likes to...
  • Want to remove Huffington Post from your Google search results? Here’s how.

    05/13/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/24/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    I do my best to avoid giving Huffington Post traffic, even when it’s linked here at Hot Air. There are a few reasons, a lot of it having to do with not wanting to underwrite Arianna Huffington’s politics. But one thing I really, really disagree with is HuffPo’s business model, which is to serve as an SEO — “search engine optimized” — pass-through to original content elsewhere on the Internet. Ed wrote a great post explaining the HuffPo/content/traffic tension after AOL acquired the site, and if you’re unfamiliar with how SEO works, check this out. In short, some of the...
  • Amtrak crash shows the high cost of ignoring infrastructure

    05/13/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 13, 2015 | By Rex Nutting
    America is crumbling before our eyes. Once, the U.S. was the envy of the world with its modern roads, airports, railroad bridges and other infrastructure. Everything was first-class. Now, it’s third-rate. An Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday in Philadelphia, killing at least seven passengers. The investigation into the crash is only beginning, and it’s too early to say what caused it. But it’s not too early to say that Amtrak’s crumbling infrastructure didn’t help matters. “It’s an extremely heavily used stretch of track,” transportation analyst Matthew L. Wald told CNN, referring to the area where the train derailed Tuesday night....
  • OBAMA RIPS FOX: ‘WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS

    05/13/2015 4:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/12/15 | John Nolte
    .....Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, [W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” Here is the full transcript: I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me...
  • WBAL Doesn’t Give Whole Story in Report About Freddie Gray Case

    05/12/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL did a report Friday night about the attorneys of the six cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray wanting the court to either dismiss the case or recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby over what they call ‘numerous’ conflict of interest charges.... ...but failed to mention the relationship between WBAL reporter Jayne Miller, who covered the story for the station in the heat of the riots, and deputy state’s attorney Janice Bledsoe.
  • Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasn’t True

    05/12/2015 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
  • Inside the Univision-Clinton network

    05/12/2015 12:36:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | By HADAS GOLD and MARC CAPUTO
    The ties between the Clintons and the Spanish language television network run deep When former President Bill Clinton took center stage at Univision’s upfront presentation for advertisers and the media on Tuesday, it marked more than just one of his many paid appearances. The relationship between the Clintons and Univision is deep — from owner Haim Saban’s unabashed support for Hillary Clinton’s election effort to a partnership between Univision and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to the network’s newscasts that have bashed Republicans and, most recently, praised Hillary’s new position on immigration — putting her squarely in line...
  • The GOP Follows Sen. Sessions - Backward

    05/12/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2015 | by Nick Gillespie
    Just when you think the GOP might modernize, the knuckles start dragging again, this time on immigration and trade. It’s political suicide. If you want to see where the impulse to reform the Republican Party in a more libertarian direction of limited government, social tolerance, and free markets goes to die, look no further than the recent attacks on immigration and freer trade by Jeff Sessions, the influential senator from Alabama. Every time the GOP seems finally ready to orient itself in a forward-looking, post-culture-war direction, some holdover from an America that never quite existed to begin with blows his...
  • Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal

    05/11/2015 6:42:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/11/15 | Jay Solomon, et al
    Saudi monarch’s decision signals that the Arab states aren’t on board with nuclear accord Saudi Arabia’s monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White House’s efforts to build Arab support for a nuclear accord with Iran. King Salman’s decision appeared to ripple across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain said on Sunday that its ruler, King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa, had opted not to travel to Washington. The only two monarchs from the six countries confirmed to attend the summit at the White House and the presidential retreat...
  • Did...AP botch headline...‘Governor Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse’?

    05/11/2015 3:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/8/15
    ....today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error: Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse.... ...But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports: ...I'm a fan of @AP, but I think a line editor screwed this up. Scott never explicitly said his Medicaid support was a "ruse"
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

    05/06/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2015-05-06 | Jeffrey Meyer
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell for an exclusive interview that aired on Wednesday and the CBS anchor made sure to push the liberal line about whether or not the GOP has a “problem with women voters?”
  • Donna Shalala Honored in Celebration at UM

    05/01/2015 3:51:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    A special celebration was held Thursday honoring University of Miami president Donna Shalala. This past fall, Shalala announced that she is stepping down as president at the end of the 2014 - 2015 university year. ....Shalala says she plans to return to the faculty as a professor of political science and health policy.
  • Awkward moment a schoolboy cuts off President Barack Obama for talking too much

    05/01/2015 3:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    At an event in Washington, President Barack Obama talks about the importance of reading and writing when a student moderator cuts him off... ... a student moderator interrupted Obama, saying, "I think you sort of covered everything about that question."
  • Cruz: I Am a 'Proponent of Immigration Reform' (Stands By Proposed Increase HB-1 Visas by 5x)

    04/30/2015 5:58:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 181 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Republican senator Ted Cruz said Wednesday afternoon he is “long-term optimistic and short-term pessimistic” on the question of passing any immigration reform legislation. Speaking with Javier Palomarez, the president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texan presidential candidate said he considers himself a “proponent of immigration reform.” But, Cruz added, political leaders should focus on those aspects that have “bipartisan support.”
  • Vox Writer Skips Obvious Laugh Line in Hillary's Speech

    04/29/2015 3:28:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Allen of General Electric Vox wrote a loving paean about Hillary Clinton's speech today at Columbia University which touched on the Baltimore riots. However, what was really notable about his article is what it left out. An inadvertently jarring laugh line which Allen very conveniently skips.  It might have been overlooked by Allen but Hillary's unintended humor has caused a lot of laughter on the Web. We shall get to that but first let us watch Jonathan Allen grow misty eyed over Hillary's speech:
  • Oberlin Activists Posted Creepy Messages Accusing Specific Students of Perpetuating Rape Culture

    04/23/2015 12:16:15 PM PDT · by walford · 26 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Apr. 23, 2015 | Robby Soave
    Left-leaning student activists at Oberlin College hung posters at the Christina Hoff Sommers event earlier this week that identified the students involved in bringing the individualist-feminist and AEI scholar to campus.Each poster gave the name of a specific student-member of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians and accused that person of perpetuating rape culture.Images of the posters were sent to Reason via a source who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation. The last names of the students identified by the posters were blurred before Reason received them.According to the source, a group of approximately 10 student-activists...
  • National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton

    04/22/2015 7:47:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/22/2015 | Alex Leary, Washington Bureau Chief
    Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect. Rubio takes 15 percent of the GOP primary vote, according to the Quinnipiac poll, with Jeb Bush earning 13 percent and Scott Walker 11 percent. No other candidate tops 9 percent and 14 percent remain undecided. Clinton naturally blows away any Democratic competition and other Republicans, except 43-year-old Rubio. In a general election matchup, Clinton gets 45 percent of American voters to 43 percent for Rubio. That's better than other...
  • Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March [AP now says inflation "healthy"]

    04/20/2015 6:44:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer/AP ^ | 4/17/15 | Josh "Cover for Obama" Boak
    Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels
  • Homegrown extremist threat remains 20 years after Oklahoma City bombing

    04/19/2015 7:48:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Deborah M. Lauter and Mark Pitcavage
    (CNN)—Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack killed 168 men, women and children, injured hundreds more, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. The attack's aftermath saw a storm of media coverage with themes such as "attack on the heartland" and America's "lost innocence." In fact, the bombing took the country by surprise. It wasn't simply the scale of the tragedy that drew attention, but the fact that the bombing exposed something new: American citizens targeting their...
  • ‘What kind of dumba** statement is that?’ CNN Int’l ‘should be ashamed’ for this

    04/14/2015 7:08:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 14, 2015
    CNN International        ✔ @cnni See Cuba before American investors ruin it: http://cnn.it/1I9ln6n  pic.twitter.com/BUBv61FJ3Y Matt Jackson @EmJeyJackson @cnni yeah, I'm sure having massive cash flow, will ruin their love of starvation. 9:02 AM - 14 Apr 2015
  • [ Article from Time Magazine July 31, 1995 ] Bob Dole: Facing the Age Issue (Flashback)

    THE REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER TURNS 72. IS HE TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT? AND IS HE TOO OLD-FASHIONED A POLITICIAN TO LEAD HIS RADICALIZED PARTY? Bob Dole celebrated his 72nd birthday last Saturday, an occasion of more than passing significance. For it reminded the leaders of his party, the pundits searching for big issues and perhaps even a few real live voters of the thing Dole would most like them to ignore: if he were to win the presidency in 1996, he would be the oldest man ever inaugurated. Even if age doesn't matter, ideas do. At the very moment...
  • MEDIA FABRICATED EVIDENCE TO SMEAR GOP THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY

    04/12/2015 5:42:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | april 11, 2015 | john nolte
    As right-of-center New Media grows stronger (and it is much stronger today than it was even in 2012), because the mainstream media is in reality a propaganda outlet to empower central government and boost those who share that goal, everyday this same mainstream media becomes more desperate and ugly. That’s why the media told serial-lies around Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and religious freedom laws. And that’s why on Friday, the media was caught on three occasions fabricating evidence to smear the GOP.
  • Make the Leftist Media the 2016 Issue

    04/12/2015 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Bruce Walker
    Making Big Media the issue could, in fact, be precisely the means to truly energize conservative and by making Democrats the obvious toadies of Big Media, to deflate the left in 2016. The enemy of conservatism in America is the leftist establishment, the leftist-controlled institutions of news, education and entertainment. Take away these big, fat incestuously connected institutions and the left in America is a circus sideshow and nothing else. Democrat “leaders” like Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and Reid are slow witted, mean-spirited, and narrow-minded sock puppets filled by the chubby hands of the leftist establishment. Indeed, the leftist establishment prefers...
  • Blogger critical of Gov. Scott says he's being threatened by FDLE

    04/02/2015 4:57:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/1/15
    A blogger known for being critical of Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he is being "harassed at home" by members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement....
  • If Your Mother Tells You She Loves You, Check it Out

    03/26/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The headline to this story is an adage taught by journalism schools throughout the country. News is supposed to be based on facts and reported without bias. But alas, reporters are human and have biases, acknowledged or not. If they are blatant and obvious, then we can dismiss them out of hand, (example: Chris Matthews saying, "I felt this thrill going up my leg," when listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama). But watch out when supposed news items align with a cultural bias. Reporters should apply skepticism to everything they report on. Otherwise, emotionally charged stories...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Threat Against Obama's Hoops-Playing Niece Found Unsubstantiated [Media Hype]

    03/24/2015 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/24/15
    A phoned-in threat against President Barack Obama's niece that led authorities to boost security at Monday night's between the University of Maryland and Princeton University turned out to be unsubstantiated, police said. Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, is a freshman forward for Princeton. The game went on without incident, said University of Maryland police
  • RE: "Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative"

    03/23/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by walford · 16 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/23/2015 | walford
    “...the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets — centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns — would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.” Of course reasonable, intelligent, well-informed, sane people cannot possibly disagree with the Left. “Strong military” defined as what and as opposed to what? A weak military? Conservatives recognize that we live in a dangerous world in which there are people and entire countries in word and deed make it clear that they are hoping and planning to wipe us out and replace our way...
  • BBC Shows Wait Time for Products in Venezuela; Avoids the Why

    03/23/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WHY? WHY? WHY?That is what your humble correspondent wants to shout at the computer screen while watching this BBC Mundo report presented by Daniel Pardo in Venezuela. Pardo actually has a good idea, namely to see how long it takes to buy eight basic home products (yes, including toilet paper) while waiting on the notoriously long lines in that country. Unfortunately he does not inform us "why" the situation is so dire even though the S-word providing the answer is proclaimed on wall posters all over that oil-rich but impovershed nation. Therefore Pardo is this week's winner of the John Chancellor Avoidance of...
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • I am sooooo sick of the media labeling hatemongers as "peaceful protestors"

    03/12/2015 6:19:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Every mainstream media source I have accessed | 3/12/15 | sff
    Two police officers shot in cold blood....All the media *REPEATEDLY* refers to those Alinskyite mobs harboring the wannabe murderers as "peaceful protestors". Ever hear the TEA PARTY gatherings referred to this way???
  • Two Teens Have Sex. Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge

    03/11/2015 9:16:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2015 | Robby Soave
    If two people are equally unable to give consent, but have sex anyway, should either be charged with a crime? It's a question that many college administrators wrestle with when drugs and alcohol are factors in sexual assault disputes. The verdict often seems to be that male students are uniquely responsible for ascertaining that their sexual partners are in a state of mind to consent, even when the female is the initiator and both are intoxicated.
  • Former network news reporter: My network didn’t want to hold government accountable

    03/11/2015 2:21:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-11-15 | Ed Morissey
    Sharyl Attkisson has bravely spoken out about her experiences with editorial bias at CBS News over the past couple of years, but … it wasn’t Attkisson who spoke to the Des Moines Register’s Courtney Crowder. This time the whistleblower is NBC News’ Lisa Myers, who is currently on the lecture circuit discussing her experiences as a journalist. Myers left NBC a year ago after clashing with Brian Williams over his refusal to air reports that he considered “divisive,” but that Myers considered part of the job of news organizations to keep government accountable. One of Myers’ spiked stories was that...
  • Under new ownership, WJLA-TV takes a slight turn to the right [D.C. Television Station]

    03/10/2015 8:08:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/14 | Paul Fahri
    There’s a new owner and a new approach to the news at WJLA-TV, Washington’s ABC affiliate. Under the direction of its ambitious corporate parent, the station’s news operations have taken a subtle but noticeable turn to the right. Last week, for example, WJLA viewers woke up to a new face on the morning news: Mark Hyman, a veteran conservative pundit, who offered some criticism of President Obama. .... a regular feature on WJLA, just as they are on dozens of stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the new owner of ABC 7. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based company in July...
  • The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

    03/09/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 10, 2015 | E. L. Core
    Those rules are not rules in the same way that the laws of nature are rules, that cannot be broken. They are rules in the sense that they describe observed behaviors, much as one might get some sense, at the least, of the rules of a sport or game by observing those who play the game and those who enforce the rules. The rules were formulated by way of observation over many years. Attempts to order them according to importance have languished. Here follows one approach to analysis that may be helpful.
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • President Bill Clinton Visits Liberty City for Community Service Project [Photo Op, Media Drools]

    03/09/2015 3:39:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/8/15
    ...Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton stopped in South Florida for a community service project in Liberty City on Sunday. The Clinton Global Initiative partnered with the Miami Children's initiative to help repair parts of Liberty City's "impact zone."
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.