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  • A Friendly Visit From the FCC

    02/21/2014 4:26:25 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 22 replies
    It appears, per Bud Norman, that with the exception of FOX News and the editorial pages of the Wall street Journal, the MSM really isn't bothered by the FCC's announcement that they're going to be checking up on what stories are being reported and how they are covered. Well, when your already the organ of the ruling party, that doesn't bother you. The Fox New Network is on the story, possibly because they’re the ones whose reporters have treated as criminal co-conspirators and excluded from the White House news pool and routinely criticized by every level of the administration, and...
  • The Upside of the CorruptMedia’s Benghazi-Gate Cover Up.

    10/30/2012 5:10:12 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/30/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Famed baseball player Yogi Berra is quoted as saying "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.” There’s a lesson there for anyone who is in competition. It’s hard to stand out if you’re following the crowd. One of our favorite complaints is that the MSM is in the tank for Democrats. The problem is that people who get their information from the CorruptMedia will make political choices based on lies. And that’s true, up to a point. But it also provides an opportunity. If people begin to see that reality doesn’t correspond to the images provided by the MSM, they...
  • Geraldo Rivera claims video to blame for Libya attack after all.

    10/19/2012 6:54:33 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/19/2012 | Moneyrunner
    On Fox and Friends this morning, Geraldo Rivera claimed that it was definitely the video that was the cause of the terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Not Team Obama spiking the football over killing bin Laden, not the drone attacks, just the video. I suspect that this is going to be the new spin coming from the Obama administration. The video was so inflammatory that - while it did not inspire a demonstration outside the consulate in Benghazi, it so enraged the Islamists that they staged a terrorist attack on our consulate and killed our ambassador and three...
  • "The War” Myths Endure after 70 years

    10/14/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/14/2012 | Moneyrunner
    From the Associated Press: Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years In the five decades since the nuclear standoff between Washington and Moscow, much of the long-held conventional wisdom about the missile crisis has been knocked down, including the common belief that Kennedy's bold brinksmanship ruled the day. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians now say it was behind-the-scenes compromise rather than a high-stakes game of chicken that resolved the faceoff, that both Washington and Moscow wound up winners and that the crisis lasted far longer than 13 days. In the spirit...
  • Fact checking the fact checkers.

    10/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Fact-checking is evolving from a newspaper dominated activity to a favorite sport on the Internet. After all, all it takes is a computer and a search engine. One of the most popular activities is fact-checking the fact-checkers in the media. I thought I would give it a go after reading the fact-checkers at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a blatantly Liberal organization. This should not surprise anyone since higher ed lists so far Left that Columbia Professor Nicholas De Genova only made news on the Right when he proclaimed "The only...
  • The Republican Convention According to NPR

    08/25/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 14 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 8/25/2012 | Moneyrunner
    took a road trip with my daughter this week and she tuned in NPR for a few minutes. The section that caught my attention was a report on the upcoming Republican convention. Here is what NPR believes is important for you to know about the Republican convention: · It’s a gathering of fat cat lobbyists · Buying the allegiance of Republicans · By renting out a whole restaurant for an entire week · With costs running into tens of millions of dollars · The Democrats are the good guys who tried to keep costs down and refusing to accept corporate...
  • Why do bootleggers promote laws against whiskey sales and why do madams want girls to remain chaste

    08/12/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 8/12/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Answer: it reduces the competition. Donald Luzatto is inveighing again. This time it’s about third party ads. He’s terribly upset that the Chamber of Commerce is running ads against the Democrat, Tim Kaine, running for the open Senate seat in Virginia. They're cheesy ads built around a cheap animated train trip through a Virginia that looks nothing like Hampton Roads, but for pure bald partisan hackery, they're undeniably effective. Kaine is, in the Chamber's crude iconography, a tax-raising, health-care-reform supporting, Obama-loving child of Satan. Like the bootlegger denouncing the “demon rum” Donny - and the whole MSM establishment – is...
  • The Big Lie Revisited

    07/19/2010 5:31:08 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 18 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/19/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Just by living we run into little lies all the time. “I forgot” is replaced by “the check’s in the mail.” Or there’s this one from the Internet you can see every day “If they tried to do that to me, I would punch them out.” It’s the would-be “Macho man” behind a computer keyboard. But these are little lies. Everyone knows that and everyone can see through them. Glancing through my copy of the Virginian Pilot today I came across an example of the “Big Lie.” The Big Lie is designed to make a political point that isn’t true....
  • The FTC Confuses Newspapers With Journalism as it Seeks New Media Tax

    06/07/2010 5:31:25 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 46+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/7/2010 | Moneyrunner
    As the FTC seeks to tax you and the alternative media to give support to the dinosaur media, the MSM, The MFM (whatever you want to call it) make your voice heard. Why does the FTC want to do any of this? I am not a mind reader, but the FTC is an “independent” agency run by people appointed by the Obama Administration, which has been antagonistic to an Internet it cannot control and nostalgic for the good old days when the news was controlled by a handful of mostly liberal newsmen. The FTC is merely suggesting these proposals. It...
  • On the Falsehood of ‘The Vital Center’

    05/22/2010 6:41:36 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 155+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/22/2010 | Moneyrunner/McCain
    Stacy McCain points out that Liberals are forever putting themselves out as "centrists" so that they can then call everyone else as "extremists." That, for example, is why Liberals will denigrate and vilify the overwhelimg majority in this country who want to end illegal immigration from Mexico, calling them "racists." "Fascists" and as bad as Hitler. This is why I roll my eyes whenever anyone employs the term “center-right” to describe the political aims of conservatism. Chasing a ”center-right coalition” is to pursue a will-o’-th’-wisp into a swamp of confusion. It’s a snipe hunt, because so long as liberals have...
  • With the Godlike Obama in office, a rise in the unemployment rate is "good news."

    05/08/2010 1:29:06 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 13 replies · 461+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/8/2010 | Moneyrunner
    U.S. News & World Report is a leading contender for the bootlicker of the week award in the MFM. It seems that the U.S. News & World Report is in some serious competition with the Associated Press over who can put the most positive spin on April's increase in unemployment. So the unemployment figure rose last month from 9.7% to 9.9%? Great news according to Rick Newman in his U.S. News blog titled, "Why a Rising Unemployment Rate is Good News." And why is it good news? Newman explains...sort of:
  • Stirring up racial hatred, the media way.

    05/03/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 4 replies · 298+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/3/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Liberal Lion, signed a bill in 1940 that required aliens to carry identity papers or be arrested and jailed. That law has been on the books for 60 years without causing a bit of outrage. Arizona has now made FDR’s law a state law. As a result, the MSM has suddenly discovered that the law that the “Sainted FDR” signed is identical to the laws passed in Nazi Germany against he Jews. Since an overwhelming majority of the American people support both the FDR law and the Arizona law, Americans are now called racist for demanding that...
  • Why 'tea party' defenders won't let N-word claims rest

    04/28/2010 6:44:05 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 20 replies · 753+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/28/2010 | Moneyrunner
    For forever, Republicans and Conservatives have cowered as they were accused of racism. A popular governor of Virginia, George Allen, was defeated for using the term "macaca" which was interpreted by the Liberal press as a racist term. Do you know what "macaca" means? Have you ever heard it used as a racist term? Me neither. But no matter. If the Liberal press calls you a racist, you had to bow down and apologize. And you had to hope that people would forget, which the MSM would not allow, until after their particular battle, be it an election or issue...
  • What Toyota sales say about the Mainstream Media (MSM)

    04/02/2010 6:25:06 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 16 replies · 519+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/2/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Toyota announced that sales were up 41% for March. Better than Ford, GM, and several other Asian brands. What’s going on? Toyota has been the object of mass media vilification for months. Not only have their cars been accused of causing thousands of accidents and dozens of deaths, the hysterical articles accused the company of not caring if its customers died. Toyota management has been accused of cover-ups and using undue political influence to get special breaks from the NHTSA. Black columnist Bob Herbert accused Toyota of “corporate treachery” for closing its Fremont California plant in the face of declining...
  • Who makes monsters?

    03/31/2010 5:00:43 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/31/2010 | Moneyrunner
    I have been blogging about the hateful way the Virginian Pilot and it's editorial page editor Donald Luzatto has depicted conservatives. Richard Fernandez analyzes this phenomenon and explains why dehumanization of your opponent is primarily an occupation of the Left. Who makes monsters? Mostly the Left: because of its huge presence in the media and the arts, the Left has traditionally manufactured the most hate-objects. They’ve done it for so long that it has become almost a birthright. The photographer Zombie has documented dozens of calls from the left, from demonstrators to celebrities, for the assassination and murder of President...
  • These are the people that the Virginian Pilot supports

    03/30/2010 6:28:12 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 469+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/30/2010 | Moneyrunner
    These are the people that Donny Luzatto calls the victims of Glenn Beck, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. [click on the links to see video of the attack on Breitbart] These are the people that the Virgnian Pilot is "egging" on to bloody violence.
  • How a lie become "The Truth"

    03/27/2010 5:22:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies · 371+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/25/2010 | Moneyrunner
    By now it’s an axiom that the Tea Party people are racists, bigots and homophobes. That they shout racial slurs, spit on blacks and call Barney Frank a fag. This is done in the old fashioned way, the same way that in times past black men were accused of raping white women and then strung up. All that was needed was an accusation, it was passed around in gossip, amplified via the press megaphone and … we have another lynching. We don’t lynch blacks any more; we go in for a more high tech lynching in this wired world. We...
  • Ted Koppel: The way to handle airplanes being blown out of the sky is to clean up the mess ...

    01/08/2010 4:40:07 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 838+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/8/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Saying that Obama's first casual reaction to the Christmas bombing was exactly the right one, he blamed the 24/7 news media for forcing the President and the government to focus on this issue. Click on the link for the interview on the BBC. For someone who virtually created the news programming that focused on a single issue, it's more than a little hypocritical.
  • That fiercely independent journalism

    10/27/2009 6:10:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies · 224+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/27/2009 | Moneyrunner
    A reader passes along a July 2006 article from U.S. News & World Report about the Russian media. "Given the current Obama administration attacks on Fox News," he writes, "I thought it was somewhat topical. And fun." Excerpt: Before Putin took over in 2000, opposition voices were often heard on the three dominant television networks, particularly on the then privately owned NTV channel. There were hostile interviews with officials, merciless political satire shows, and investigations of what human-rights groups call Russia's dirty war in Chechnya. Today, NTV is owned by the state-run natural gas behemoth Gazprom, and its output differs...
  • Journalists Show Bias on Global Warming Issues

    08/04/2009 3:03:03 PM PDT · by Danae · 14 replies · 811+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 8-4-2009 | Dianna Cotter/Dr. Michael Fox PhD
    Guest AuthorMichael R. Fox, Ph.D., is a nuclear scientist and a science and energy resource for Hawaii Reporter and a science analyst for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, is retired and now lives in Eastern Washington. He has nearly 40 years experience in the energy field. He has also taught chemistry and energy at the University level. His interest in the communications of science has led to several communications awards, hundreds of speeches, and many appearances on television and talk shows. He can be reached via email at mailto:mike@foxreport.org ************SNIP********** What is remarkable is that a society of Journalists, allegedly...
  • Elderly couple attacked in Loganville robbery

    05/26/2009 4:41:10 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 29 replies · 996+ views
    atlanta Urinal/Constipation ^ | 5/22/09 | mike morris
    Loganville police are looking for three suspects in a brutal Thursday afternoon robbery that left an elderly Walton County couple hospitalized. The attack happened about 1 p.m. in the couple’s home on Covington Street. Metro and state news Loganville police Chief Mike McHugh told WSB-TV that two black men approached C.F. Ewing and his wife, posing as potential buyers of Ewing’s pickup truck. Once inside the couple’s home, the suspects severely beat Ewing and his wife and stole his wallet before fleeing in a late-model dark blue or black Chevrolet or Oldsmobile sedan driven by a third suspect. Ewing was...
  • The MSM Much More Understanding of Corruption When It Involves Democrats

    12/20/2008 6:25:23 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/20/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Some of these quotes minimizing Chicago corruption are jaw-dropping. Especially given the media's conniptions about the so-called "Republican Culture of Corruption." (And bear in mind -- Republicans have institutional corruption; Democrats merely have a few bad apples who strayed from the One True Faith.) Here's David Gregory, urging us all to take chill-pill about government corruption, and stop being such babies about it: "(A)t the heart of all politics is pay to play. Yes. There's a thin line between expectations and shakedown. But do any of us really believe that the people who raise huge sums of money for a...
  • Virginian Pilot and the AP shill for Obama; Provide a Direct Link to the Obama Campaign.

    06/16/2008 3:37:56 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 602+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/16/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Pravda was a beacon of journalistic truth and technical prowess compared with the Virginian Pilot ...let’s show two stories in today’s Virginian Pilot, one on McCain and the other on Obama. The first story is about a McCain proposal: McCain urges end to ban on offshore drilling. It turns out that, according the David Espo, the AP writer: The current ban on offshore drilling covers an estimated 80 percent of U.S. coastal waters. It would seem unexceptional that more oil would reduce the price of gasoline. Why would we be asking the Saudis to increase production if not to reduce...
  • Virginian Pilot Brings Fecal Matter Into Your Home

    06/15/2008 6:04:54 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 66+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/15/2008 | Moneyrunner
    No, No, no, not the written content which most people agree deserves the appellation of mental compost for midgets. I’m talking about the actual physical paper product you touch with your hands. Now, I’m no more squeamish than the next guy, but I was reminded of the the deadly hazards that can be found in paper when I picked this morning’s paper up in my gloved hands and noticed this headline: “Researchers: AP’s Sludge Story Sloppy, Unfair” As is typically the case with stories found in the Virginian Pilot, this one was not written by one of the few writers...
  • Covering Iraq:The Modern Way of War Correspondence

    10/25/2006 6:30:38 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 199+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/25/2006 | Moneyrunner
    Would you trust a Hurricane Katrina report datelined “direct from Detroit”? Or coverage of the World Trade Center attack from Chicago? Why then should we believe a Time Magazine investigation of the Haditha killings that was reported not from Haditha but from Baghdad? Or a Los Angeles Times article on a purported Fallujah-like attack on Ramadi reported by four journalists in Baghdad and one in Washington? Yet we do, essentially because we have no choice. A war in a country the size of California is essentially covered from a single city. Plug the name of Iraqi cities other than Baghdad...
  • "The Best Notable Quotables of 2005:The 18th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting"

    12/26/2005 10:27:06 AM PST · by pillut48 · 10 replies · 1,591+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | December 19th, 2005 | Media Research Center
    "Introduction Welcome to the Media Research Center’s annual awards issue, a compilation of the most outrageous and/or humorous news media quotes from 2005 (December 2004 through November 2005)..."
  • Louisiana's Deadly Storm Took Both the Strong and the Helpless

    12/19/2005 5:31:32 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies · 531+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12-18-05 | SHAILA DEWANand JANET ROBERTS
    NEW ORLEANS - More than 100 of them drowned. Sixteen died trapped in attics. More than 40 died of heart failure or respiratory problems, including running out of oxygen. At least 65 died because help - shelter, water or a simple dose of insulin - came too late. A study by The New York Times of more than 260 Louisianans who died during Hurricane Katrina or its aftermath found almost all survived the height of the storm but died in the chaos and flooding that followed. Of those who failed to heed evacuation orders, many were offered a ride or...
  • US Openly Supports Iranian Terrorists MEK

    07/27/2005 1:40:09 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 175 replies · 1,558+ views
    Electronic Iraq ^ | 27/7/05 | William Van Wagenen
    The U.S. Government is now openly supporting the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, an Iranian resistance movement designated as terrorist organization by the US State Department. On June 20th of this year, the Mujahideen-e-Khalq held a conference at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, which is where many foreign journalists stay and is under the full protection of the U.S. Army. I was in the area of the hotel that day, and saw at least 10 U.S. tanks heading in the direction of the hotel to provide additional security. I knew of the conference in advance, because of a report issued to all NGO's working...
  • Rove at War

    07/17/2005 6:35:08 AM PDT · by NathanBookman · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    Newsweek & MSNBC ^ | 7/17/05 | Howard Fineman
    Rove's lawyer says that there has been no wrongdoing, and that the prosecutor has told him that Rove is not a "target" of the probe. But this isn't just about the Facts, it's about what Rove's foes regard as a higher Truth: that he is a one-man epicenter of a narrative of Evil. (snip) Under a 1982 law, it's a felony to intentionally disclose the name of a "covered" agent with the intent to harm national security. Under another, older statute, it could also be a felony to willfully disclose information from a classified document—which the State Department memo and,...
  • The Jobs Report From 30,000 Feet [NYT editorial alert]

    05/07/2005 6:44:00 AM PDT · by mathprof · 26 replies · 978+ views
    It was déjŕ vu all over again when the government released the April employment report on Friday. The latest figures show that the economy added 274,000 jobs last month, some 100,000 more than had been expected, and that 93,000 more jobs were created in February and March than had originally been reported. The numbers are surprisingly upbeat and entirely welcome. But we should remember that a year ago, in the spring of 2004, the story was much the same. Back then, after more than two years of relentlessly subpar job creation, there was a three-month surge in job gains. Then,...
  • (Israel's) Foreign Ministry fumes over BBC report

    03/06/2003 8:41:31 AM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 214+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 March 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Mar. 6, 2003 Foreign Ministry fumes over BBC report By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF Foreign Ministry officials were furious with the British Broadcasting Corporation after a BBC report cast doubt on the authenticity of an Israeli statement that said the suicide bomber in Wednesday's attack carried a letter linking the attack to the September 11 attacks. Foreign Ministry officials said it was unthinkable that the BBC should attribute ulterior motives to the Israeli and question their integrity when the BBC "routinely accepts Palestinian lies." A BBC spokesman said the news agency had failed to receive proper conformation of the...
  • Hole In Ozone Shrinks, So Does Press Coverage

    09/17/2002 12:47:17 PM PDT · by profmike23 · 34 replies · 1,909+ views
    Greening Earth Society ^ | September 23, 2002 | Greening Earth Society
    Ozone Good News is Bad News The United Nations recently completed a major report on the current status of stratospheric ozone, ozone depletion, and the ozone "holes." Why haven't you heard about it? The reason is simple: The report is chock full of good news. The rate of ozone decline is slowing...the Antarctic ozone hole is not enveloping the midlatitudes...penguins are not getting more sunburn. That hardly merits major media attention with so many environmental "crises" looming. Apparently by some miracle, we all managed to survive the worst of the ozone depletion. Global levels of ozone in the stratosphere should...
  • Study: Benefit of Trees Misjudged

    08/07/2002 4:41:53 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 24 replies · 330+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, August 07, 2002 | ANDREW BRIDGES
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have overestimated the potential of trees and shrubs to soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a new study. The reassessment casts doubt on whether planting trees is always a positive step in the fight against global warming, as President Bush and others have suggested. In the study, published in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature, Duke University scientists say trees and shrubs growing in areas of abundant rainfall are less effective storehouses for carbon than native grasslands they have steadily replaced across much of the western United States. Vegetation stores carbon that...
  • The Real Issue Behind the [Church] Scandals in the US

    06/06/2002 8:51:14 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 381+ views
    Part 1: The Real Issue Behind the Scandals in U.S. According to Gladys Sweeney of Institute for the Psychological Sciences ARLINGTON, Virginia, JUNE 6, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The key problem involving scandals with priests in the United States isn't what the media generally lead us to believe, says a Catholic psychologist. Dr. Gladys Sweeney, president and dean of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, gave her insights into what lies behind the scandals that have rocked the Church in America. Sweeney formerly held a faculty appointment at the Division of Child Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School....