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  • Bozell: The News Squashers

    10/31/2012 1:53:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 31, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center
    NBC's David Gregory isn't always a news reporter. As we're seeing with increasing frequency on that network, he's squashing stories. Call him an unreporter. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," he showed the extent to which he'll vaporize any suggestion that Team Obama failed to offer adequate protection from terrorists at our consulate in Benghazi. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina slammed Obama's Libya response: "That attack went on for seven hours ... [with the] Secretary of Defense saying he denied requests for help over that seven hours." Gregory cut her off: "We'll get to Libya a little bit later." Surprise: It never came...
  • Media's Obama Narrative Collides with Reality

    10/11/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    .....I had been trying to think if there was a comparable example of when a live television event had had such a profound effect upon what had been a widely accepted truth. When I read Toby Harnden's report of how Obama stepped off of the Denver stage believing he had won, it dawned on me.According to Harden: >>>"In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the...
  • The Washington Post’s Romney hit piece comes apart (An astonishing journalistic train wreck.)

    05/11/2012 4:37:44 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/11/2012 | John Hayward
    The Washington Post was already skating on thin ice with its fantastically convenient hit piece on Mitt Romney, published in perfect synchronization with President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage. Designed to paint Romney as a mean-spirited homophobic bully during his prep school days – which, let us remember, occurred over seventeen thousand days ago – the ridiculously bloated and overly-dramatic 5000-word Post “expose” related the story of how Romney allegedly led a gang of high-school hooligans and forcibly cut the hair of a “presumably gay” fellow student named John Lauber. The piece does a great deal of mind-reading to insinuate...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “Biggest Censorship Blackout in the History of the United States”

    03/24/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 32 replies
    godfatherpolitics ^ | 03/24/2012 | da Tagliare
    As most of you should know by now, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse, on March 1st, released the results of the investigation on the eligibility of Barack Obama to hold the office of President of the United States. What many people may not realize is that his initial instructions to the Cold Case Posse was to prove that Obama is legally eligible to hold the office. He did not set out to unseat the president but to help resolve the controversy of his eligibility at the request of a group of voters in his county....
  • More Weiner Messages to Young Girls? Evidence the Media Was Duped into Dropping the Investigation

    06/05/2011 6:12:23 PM PDT · by astuddis · 42 replies
    Patterico ^ | Patterico
    The other day, Tommy Christopher published an interesting article regarding two underage girls who had claimed to have incriminating DMs from Anthony Weiner. Christopher called the girls “Betty” and “Veronica” and said that they had admitted to him that they had lied. That may be . . . but there are some aspects of their claims (and those of their parents) that I think merit some examination. (...)
  • Analysis: Climate bill may spur energy revolution (apO and the Dems economy wrecking smokescreen)

    06/27/2009 12:01:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 768+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/27/09 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON – Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution, with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead. It was late Friday when the House passed legislation that would, for the first time, require limits on pollution blamed for global warming — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels. Now the Senate has the chance to change the way Americans produce and use energy. What would the country look like a decade from now if the House-passed bill — or, more likely, a water-down version — were to become...
  • The Reporters Who Didn't Bark

    09/22/2005 4:31:20 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/22/05 | Hugh Hewitt
    The aftermath of Katrina obscured many stories from public view. One of them concerned same-sex marriage. It deserves much more attention, particularly from national politicians. On September 1, the California state Senate, by a vote of 21 to 15, approved same-sex marriage for the Golden State. On Tuesday, September 6, the state Assembly approved the same bill by a margin of 41 to 35. No Republican voted for the measure, and four Assembly Democrats voted against it. The bill proposed changing the legal definition of marriage from "a civil contract between a man and a woman" to a "civil contract...
  • Media dropping "terror bombs"

    09/23/2004 12:14:02 PM PDT · by guinness4strength · 11 replies · 493+ views
    First appearing here at freerepublic.com | 9/23/04 | Joe Moody
    Flash-column by Joe Moody Terrorists are unable to confront the U.S. militarily, so their only weapon is terror. Whenever the terrorists be-head someone and videotape it, this is equivalent to them creating a "terror bomb." Whenever a media outlet replays a terrorist videotape, they are unknowingly dropping this bomb on their viewership. This is not about censorship but about how to effectively fight this new kind of war. Such atrocities must be reported, but showing the video fulfills the terrorists wishes and spreads their terror to the masses. Ultimately they hope to terrorize Americans so much that they are swayed...
  • Analysis: Same-sex marriage on 'Whoopi'

    03/23/2004 10:37:16 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 94+ views
    UPI | 3/24/04 | Pat Nason
    LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- The NBC comedy "Whoopi" takes on same-sex marriage in an episode this week that features arguments for and against the practice, but the show ends up more or less endorsing it. Goldberg stars as Mavis Rae, a former recording artist with one hit to her name, who owns and operates a hotel in New York City. In the episode, she is caught in the middle when she agrees to host a lesbian wedding for her cousin at the same time that her conservative Republican brother has scheduled a meeting of the Republican Inclusion Coalition....
  • The Death of Journalistic Ethics

    03/23/2004 9:02:16 AM PST · by bertmerc1 · 23 replies · 270+ views
    BillOReilly.com ^ | 3/22/04 | Bill O'Reilly
    The Death of Journalistic Ethics There has been a subtle shift in opinion journalism in America in the past few years. Now, we have people working for newspapers and magazines who are devoted to getting certain polticians -- namely the left -- elected to office. While Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing talk show cadre are entertainers -- and describe themselves as such -- these people are embedded in the elite media and are not supposed to be political activists. In a stunning admission in Sunday's New York Times, the following people attended a meeting with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) in...
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    03.22.04
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Franken’s living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • THe Full Frontal Assault (Dems in Full Attack Mode - Wash Post, NY Times, CBS Coordinate Attacks)

    03/22/2004 4:53:53 PM PST · by NYC Republican · 66 replies · 624+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 3/22/04 | Tom Bevan
    I don't recall seeing a more well-orchestrated, well-timed, full frontal assault on a political figure than what we're seeing the Democrats do to President Bush right now. Forget references to Richard Clarke as "a Reagan appointee," that's nothing but window dressing. Democrats are well aware that President Bush's most favorable political attribute is his determined pursuit of the War on Terror. Approval for his leadership in the War on Terror remains well above sixty percent and he holds a substantial lead lead over John Kerry on the issue. For Kerry to have any chance at all of winning in November,...
  • Falling Down

    03/20/2004 6:08:11 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 28 replies · 303+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/20/04 | Robert Moran
    It was September 19, 1996. I woke early, hurriedly dressed for a long day at the office during campaign season, walked out the front door of our townhouse, opened the Washington Post and beheld a vast, above-the-fold, picture of Bob Dole falling off a stage at a campaign rally in a Little League field in Chico, California. It was so patently wrong, so unfair, so mean-spirited, so petty that anger, pity and sadness all fought inside me for equal time. I was not alone. Washington Post executive Leonard Downie Jr. received more than 150 irate calls that day. His response...
  • Rosen: Gay marriage poll rigged (Wash. Post poll)

    03/19/2004 7:44:58 AM PST · by veronica · 13 replies · 305+ views
    Rocky Mountain News.com ^ | March 19, 2004 | Mike Rosen
    According to a March 10 editorial masquerading as a news story in The Washington Post, the paper's most recent poll found that a majority of Americans "reject(s) amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriages in favor of allowing states to make their own laws." Having just seen a CBS News poll suggesting an entirely opposite public sentiment, my first reaction was to compare the wording of the respective questions. My suspicions were confirmed. The Post led respondents to its desired answer by manipulating the question. CBS News straightforwardly asked: "Would you favor or oppose an amendment to the U.S....
  • Same-Sex Marriage for Kids

    03/18/2004 10:38:54 AM PST · by bigsky · 57 replies · 1,610+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 18, 2004 | Chris Field
    The debate over homosexual marriage has gone on loudly in this nation for a while now, and the Leftists in the establishment media, specifically those in the newspaper industry, have made their biases known to the world -- from the front page to the editorial page. But yesterday the Washington Post declared a new frontline in this cultural battle -- KidsPostKidsPost, as you might be able to discern from the title, is the page in the Washington Post dedicated to news for kids, providing issues of the day written in a way that they will understand. For example, today's KidsPost...
  • DUBYA, BLOW YOUR HORN

    03/15/2004 1:20:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 242+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/15/04
    <p>March 15, 2004 -- The liberal media's bias against President Bush is as legendary as it is insidious, so his bid for reelection is sure to be a heavy lift. Are the Bush folks up to it?</p> <p>So far, it seems not.</p>
  • The Not-so-Perfect Storm

    03/15/2004 12:49:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 195+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 3/15/04 | John Leo
    Call it "three green suitcase" journalism. Let's say a feature writer thinks green luggage is becoming popular. So the reporter taps out a story citing three people in different states who have given up black suitcases and bought green ones. The second paragraph begins: "All across America, people are switching to green suitcases." This creates a media trend that might be real, but is probably bogus and certainly isn't established by three sales. The uproar over President Bush's 9/11 ads was a classic three-green-suitcase story. The New York Daily News broke the story on March 4th, with a huge headline:...
  • Washington Post's David Broder Q & A Regarding Kerry's Refusal to Release His Military Records

    03/06/2004 5:33:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 211+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, March 4, 2004 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post's David Broder, known as 'the dean of the Washington press corps, held a moderated online discussion last Thursday on the presidential campaign.Here is the question I posed and Broder's response. I was unable to answer his question back to me because I had submitted the question the night before and was at work when the online chat took place.Washington, D.C.: Sen. Kerry parades around former Sen. Max Cleland, who lost three limbs in an accident in Vietnam, like Jerry Lewis on a telethon so as to burnish his Vietnam combat credentials, yet he refuses to authorize the...
  • Bush Has $100M, But Kerry Has Media to Discredit Bush TV Ads

    03/06/2004 4:47:47 AM PST · by FlyLow · 19 replies · 204+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 3-6-04 | Brent Baker
    The Bush campaign may have $100 million to spend, but the Kerry team has the news media as part of its base, a reality demonstrated on Thursday, a day John Kerry took off and didn’t even campaign. Based on a single news story in the New York Daily News quoting a single firefighter and a few members of families with 9-11 victims, the morning and evening shows on ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC, as well as CNBC and MSNBC in prime time, picked up the charge that new Bush campaign TV ads, which very briefly show images from 9-11, somehow...
  • Will Media Hold Kerry to Same Standard: No Vietnam in TV Ads?

    03/06/2004 4:56:08 AM PST · by FlyLow · 11 replies · 106+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 3-6-04 | Brent Baker
    So, given the news media’s standard that any fleeting scenes of a day when 3,000 Americans were killed is inappropriate exploitation, can we expect the media to apply the same standard to John Kerry in the future about Vietnam where more than 50,000 Americans were killed? Kerry’s primary campaign has already showcased video of him in Vietnam, video a 1996 Boston Globe revelation suggests may have been from a staged re-enactment conducted by Kerry. On FNC’s Special Report with Brit Hume on Thursday, the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes mockingly quipped about any Kerry use of Vietnam: “‘57,000 Americans died there....
  • Kerry's 9/11 Ad

    03/06/2004 4:48:35 AM PST · by An.American.Expatriate · 20 replies · 171+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5 March 2004 | Steve Malzberg
    Don't look now, folks, but the left-wing mainstream media are at it again, with one exception. On Thursday morning the media started a firestorm, blasting President Bush's TV campaign spot that includes a few seconds of images from Ground Zero. They immediately flocked to a small group of 9/11 families that accused the president of exploiting the tragedy for political gain. The New York Daily News went so far as to print a photo of President Bush standing at Ground Zero, bullhorn in hand and arm around a former firefighter, in its story. It gives one the impression that the...