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  • Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

    04/17/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.Literally."Democrats Need to Start Blaming the GOP for the Death of Charlene Dill" is the title of a recent piece by Brian Beutler at the New Republic, and others are agreeing with him.
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Reid Chief of Staff Was a Comcast VP

    04/05/2014 7:37:23 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2014
    Democratic members of Congress and the Obama administration have extensive ties to Comcast and Time-Warner, the two cable giants currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a $45 billion merger. One that has gone mostly overlooked: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcast’s former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reid’s office in 2011 under ethically questionable circumstances,
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • AP Headline Falsely Claims 'U.S. Finally Regains The Jobs Lost in the Recession'

    04/05/2014 2:56:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    This afternoon, in an unbylined item headlined "US BUSINESS HIRING FINALLY TOPS RECESSION LOSSES," the Associated Press showed that it deserves the nickname "Administration's Press." The story embarrassingly described the job market's return to its previous January 2008 employment peak as a "pivotal moment." Get real. Given over six additional years of growth in the adult population, that's hardly the case. To his credit, the AP's Christopher Rugaber, in a separate later submission, tamped down the enthusiasm, noting that "the economy is still millions of jobs short of where it should be by now." That's for sure. But whoever wrote...
  • Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media’s Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief

    03/27/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | March 27, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Well, now we know why the Washington Post did not want to invest in Ezra Klein’s “explanatory journalism” nonsense. Turns out it is just a left-wing propaganda tool trying to spin instead of explain. Let us turn our attention to Matthew Yglesias, the Executive Editor of Ezra Klein’s new site. As my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He thinks Joe Lieberman is a dumb Jewish politician; was shocked to discover Senators represent the states as opposed to populations; was unaware of a black conservative tradition; couldn’t understand why Miami didn’t expand westward (hint:...
  • MSNBC is in serious trouble

    03/26/2014 9:55:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/26/2014 | Dylan Byers
    This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed. Until now. MSNBC suffered harder loses in 2013 -- in terms of both viewership and revenue -- than either of its competitors at Fox News and CNN, according to Nielsen data featured in a new Pew Research report. Prime-time viewership declined by a staggering 24 percent (nearly twice the loss sustained by CNN and four-times that sustained...
  • Washington Post walks back bogus piece on Koch brothers’ oil sands holdings

    03/21/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twtchy ^ | 3/21/14 | staff
     Which is it? Are the Koch brothers the largest land owner in Canada’s oil sands or not? The two reporters who worked on the same article don’t seem to agree. In fact, the original article was such a mess, the Washington Post today ran a follow-up piece headlined, “Why we wrote about the Koch Industries and its leases in Canada’s oil sands.”Credit for that critical second look goes to John Hinderaker of Powerline, who thoroughly debunked the Post’s original piece, concluding that the Post “relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report” provided by the anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist group the...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: There Is Coordination Between Reporters And Politicians

    03/21/2014 9:00:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 21,2014 | By Chris Stigall
    Responding to comments regarding a Phoenix television reporter yesterday who initially claimed that the White House pre-screens questions from reporters, Attkisson said, “I wouldn’t surprised if sometimes there is that level of cooperation with some questions. If I need something answered from the White House and they won’t tell me, I’ll call our White House Correspondent. They’re friendlier with the White House Correspondents in general. So the White House Correspondent may ask Jay Carney or one of his folks about an issue and they will be told ‘ask that at the briefing and we’ll answer it.’ They want to answer...
  • Press to Obama: Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?

    03/21/2014 2:58:38 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/20/2014 | IBD Staff
    Bias: How much abuse will the mainstream media take before they stand up for themselves? When the abuse comes from the Obama administration, their tolerance appears to be unlimited. This week, for example, two things happened that should have sent reporters into a frenzy of outrage.
  • Nate Silver Rips Thomas Friedman: Not Much 'Original Thinking'

    03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | John Nolte
    Five-Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver mocked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as a "hedgehog" who "only knows one thing." When asked to describe what a hedgehog is, Silver pointed to Friedman specifically and the op-ed columnists at the Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal: ... They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS News

    03/10/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Poitico ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Dylan Byers
    CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday. Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network's liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network's corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her packages on television. At the...
  • Putin alleges Tea Partiers in Ukraine, wins over US media

    03/06/2014 4:32:32 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 3-6-2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    Vladimir Putin, tired of being labeled as a "bully" by media left and right, held a press conference in the Kremlin earlier today, offering a completely new angle to his case for the seizure of the Crimean Peninsula and the possible invasion of Ukraine: the presence of a Tea Party element at the Maidan in Kiev. Vladimir Putin, tired of being labeled as a "bully" by media left and right, held a press conference in the Kremlin earlier today, offering a completely new angle to his case for the seizure of the Crimean Peninsula and the possible invasion of Ukraine:...
  • CNN: Piers Morgan out – Sarah Brady in

    03/02/2014 6:07:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    Like certain other TV networks, CNN likes gun control supporters. For more than a year, it allowed Piers Morgan to relentlessly and viciously attack the Second Amendment and anyone who supports it, until Morgan’s perennially low-rated show had cost the network so much in lost advertising revenue that keeping him on the air was no longer financially sustainable.As noted in the previous Alert story, CNN recently made the decision to cut “Piers Morgan Live” from its lineup. However, from the network’s perspective, the problem was the messenger, not the message.So, this week, with Morgan on the way out, CNN teamed with another anti-gun messenger—Sarah Brady, chairwoman...
  • Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show

    02/23/2014 4:27:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 92 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | David Carr
    There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC. It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a...
  • Why Did the FCC’s Plan to Invade Newsrooms Only Inspire ‘Conservative Outcry’?

    02/21/2014 11:59:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    “Proposed FCC study of news organizations sparks conservative outcry,” The Washington Post declared on Friday. The story revealed details of the backlash against a Federal Communications Commission plan to investigate the news-gathering and information dissemination practices of a variety of print and broadcast media outlets. The Post quickly amended that headline, as someone decided the study should have sparked a general “outcry,” even though it apparently did not –- at least, not in The Post’s newsroom. Still, some bright fellow at The Post noted that this latest encroachment by the federal government should be met with at least a perfunctory...
  • Media Silence Explained?: Soros Fingerprints On FCC Newsroom Probe

    02/22/2014 7:34:50 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | John Nolte
    The real mystery behind the FCC's now abandoned "study" to police American newsrooms is why the mainstream media refused to raise holy hell over it. While Obama's lapdogs refused to bark, it was conservative media who fought for newsroom independence and got the FCC to finally back down. Other than the media's natural obedience to Obama, the fact that the fingerprints of left-wing billionaire George Soros have been found on the FCC study might also help to explain the media's silence. ... The media's hands-off policy with Soros is nothing new ... The mainstream media not only shares Soros' hard-left...
  • Mic'd Up "Pink Money and the Homosexual Mafia"

    02/20/2014 8:25:04 PM PST · by cutofyourjib · 6 replies
    ChurchMilitantTV ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | ChurchMilitantTV
    On this pre-recorded broadcast of Mic'd Up, Michael Voris is joined by Dr. Christopher Blum to discuss "Meditations for Lent", a short book compiled from the spiritual writings of Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704). Christopher Blum is the Academic Dean at the Augustine Institute. In the bulk of the show, Michael will be joined by former congressman Bob Dornan to discuss the financial influence of homosexual groups on American political policy. Also, following the broadcast will be our 15 minute in-depth report "Dispatch: Pink Money".
  • Oksana Baiul - Open Letter to Entertainment Tonight

    02/21/2014 6:49:27 AM PST · by Borges · 19 replies
    Oksana Baiul ^ | 2/20/2014 | Oksana Baiul
    Dear Entertainment Tonight: You had invited me to do an interview concerning the Ladies’ Figure Skating results and my advice for gold medal winners. I had agreed subject to you allowing me to also use the interview to raise awareness to the more than 70 people killed and 600 injured in the Ukraine in their fight against Ukrainian government corruption. Unfortunately, you pulled a “bait and switch” on me and instead dealt with issues in your program irrelevant to anything that we had agreed to discuss. I should have known better than to trust you after having only recently learned...
  • Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings

    02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.
  • Hillary Clinton's Univision Ties Met With Near-Silence in Media; 'Pay-to-Play' Claim From GOP

    02/09/2014 3:58:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Sunday, February 9, 2014 | Marc Caputo
    High in the polls with a dream candidate’s resume, Hillary Clinton's advantages in the 2016 presidential race are the stuff of near-constant media chatter these days. Except for one topic: Univision. The Spanish-language network, which broadcasts from Doral, has remarkably close ties with Clinton — from the way the media giant covers immigration to the financial backing of its top leader to a new initiative between the network and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.Barely a peep from the press, though. Last week, at an East Harlem event featuring Clinton, Univision touted a multi-year partnership with a foundation-led learning...
  • Media Avoids Commenting on Stoned Appearance of Obama in Olympics Interview

    02/09/2014 10:47:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 8, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    I follow many reporters on Twitter. They are usually free with their observations of the political scene—some more free than others. They have a caustic wit from years of covering hack politicians, but they also have a protective manner when it comes to President Barack Obama. A case in point is Obama’s interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas taped Thursday but broadcast Friday evening as part of the network’s coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. As reported last night at the Gateway Pundit, viewers took to Twitter last night to express their astonishment at...
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:
  • NBC Edits Democratic Atlanta Mayor Out of Snowstorm Controversy, Blames GOP Governor

    01/31/2014 7:54:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    At the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that "the [Republican] governor of Georgia [Nathan Deal] chose to fall on his snow shovel" over how Tuesday's rare southern snowstorm "was handled, or better yet, mishandled" in the state. However, the coverage that followed failed to mention Atlanta's Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed by name even once. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] In his report, correspondent Tom Costello declared: "A lot of anger directed toward city and state officials for failing to heed the weather forecasts. And today we learned that both...
  • Doh! Miami NBC Calls State GOP "Reprehensive Party." RPOF Wants On-Air Apology

    01/31/2014 10:55:46 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Miami Herald | Friday, January 31, 2014 | Marc A. Caputo
    Doh! Miami NBC calls state GOP "Reprehensive Party." RPOF wants on-air apologyThe Florida GOP demanded Friday that a Miami NBC affiliate issue an on-air apology after the station referred to the party as "the Reprehensive Party of Florida" in a broadcast. The error surfaced when WTVJ aired a segment that featured a Republican Party web ad bashing Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist in an ad that accuses him of politically running away from Florida when the economy went south. Accident or not, the spot needs to be corrected, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry wrote the station's president...
  • Cheerios Brings Back Biracial Family for Super Bowl Ad (MSNBC race-baits conservatives)

    01/29/2014 6:11:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | Gabriela Resto-Montero
    The Cheerios family is back. The breakfast cereal’s new Super Bowl ad features the same fictional biracial family that sparked a conservative backlash last year. SNIP Link to YouTube video of ad.(On Twitter, MSNBC promoted this article with this message:Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.
  • Media Covered Up Bill Clinton’s 2008 Affair During Hillary’s Presidential Run

    01/27/2014 6:51:37 AM PST · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, January, 26, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal media and politicos are hitting the fainting couches today over Sen. Rand Paul’s criticism of Bill and Hillary Clinton over the former president’s predatory sexual behavior while in office. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) called former President Clinton a sexual predator on Meet the Press. These same reporters and politicos covered-up Bill Clinton’s ongoing affair in 2008 as Hillary competed with Barack Obama for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. During the Clinton impeachment investigation and trial as reports and accusations of Clinton sexually assaulting and raping women piled up, it was said by his liberal defenders that America needs to...
  • ‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'

    01/26/2014 8:57:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffer’s accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS. Based on video from Senator Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “abuse of power” were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a...
  • Unaccountable Hillary Clinton

    01/24/2014 5:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper blandly admitted the obvious in a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt. The same reporters that insist their former Republican Party favorite Chris Christie is ruined for 2016 by traffic jams on a bridge are letting Hillary Clinton skate for embassy-security neglect that led to four dead government employees at Benghazi. Why would so-called watchdogs of government suggest Clinton is a shoo-in in 2016 as if Benghazi never happened? Tapper strangely suggested that Benghazi always seemed like more of a White House scandal than a State Department scandal, and I don't blame him, because Clinton...
  • PHOTOS: Yesterday's Right to Life March in Washington, D.C.

    01/23/2014 8:29:57 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2014 | Doug Mainwaring
    It's no wonder the legacy media does the best it can to ignore the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. They would like to preserve the perception they've cultivated over the years of "right to lifers" as a bunch of crotchety, backwards, sexually uptight old folks. Images of the January 22, 2014 March for Life present a completely different picture, demolishing the pro-abortion media's false narrative about who today's pro-life activists really are.
  • AP Severs Ties With Photographer Who Altered Work

    01/22/2014 6:15:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013. The news service said Wednesday that Narciso Contreras recently told its editors that he manipulated a digital picture of a Syrian rebel fighter taken last September, using software to remove a colleague's video camera from the lower left corner of the frame. That led AP to review all of the nearly 500 photos Contreras has filed since he began working for the news service in...
  • Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

    Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate. "Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • Michigan: Iranian Sanaz Nezami Savagely Beaten By Islamic Husband – Family Watches Death Online

    01/06/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Sanaz Nezami was a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She was 27-years-old and newly married to Nima Nassiri, an Islamic man from Los Angeles. This tragic story broke on January 1st. The AP whitewashed the story. USA Today’s story read “Woman’s Tragic Death Leads Nurses To Bond With Her Family Overseas.” The title is correct, but the truth about what happened to the brilliant young woman, who could speak three languages, is much darker. She died at the hands of her Islamic husband, in what was most obviously an honor killing. Why does the...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Shovels His Own Walk & Throws Snow in the Street… Which Is Illegal (Video)

    01/06/2014 7:32:59 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It was only his fourth day on the job and already he’s breaking the law. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was filmed shoveling his sidewalk this week. The media loved it. He was shoveling his walk and throwing the snow in the street. He also was breaking the law. It is illegal to throw your snow in the street in New York City.
  • Down the Times’ Benghazi Rabbit Hole

    01/04/2014 3:37:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Saturday, January 4, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    What was the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces doing through the night of September 11, 2012, while he knew Americans were under jihadist siege in Libya? You won’t learn the answer to that question by reading the mini-book-length, six-“chapter” revisionist history of the Benghazi massacre cooked up by David D. Kirkpatrick and the New York Times. The Times report is a labor of love in the service of President Obama and, in particular, the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign ramp-up. Former secretary of state Clinton, of course, was a key architect of Obama’s Libya policy. She was also chiefly...
  • Sowell: Hit Piece Journalism

    12/30/2013 1:25:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creatots Syndicate ^ | December 31, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Front-page editorials, disguised as news stories, have become such familiar features of the New York Times that it should have been no surprise to discover in the December 28th issue a front-page story about a professor of finance at the University of Houston who has been a paid consultant to financial enterprises. Since professors of all sorts have been paid consultants to organizations of all sorts, it is questionable why this was a story at all, much less one that covered an entire inside page, in addition to a central front-page opening, under the headline "Academics Who Defend Wall St....
  • Comedy as a Weapon of the Left [Herb Block]

    12/27/2013 12:39:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2013 | Susan D. Harris
    How is it that leftist mockery of conservatives became a staple of popular culture? One of the major sources of the attitude that now pervades the dominant media of our time is a man named Herbert Lawrence Block, aka Herb Block, aka Herblock.[SNIP]Thanks to people like Herb Block and his ilk, McCarthy became an American laughingstock, allowing communism and socialism to become "cool" in Hollywood, while Conservatives became unofficially "blacklisted." Sixty years later his methods of using humor and sarcasm for social influence are a template for those still seeking to destroy conservative values.Block's unyielding support of gun control and...
  • Michele Bachmann as William F. Buckley’s spawn: How right-wing media spiraled out of control

    12/22/2013 3:41:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | December 22, 2013 | Professor jeffrey M. Berry and Professor Sarah Sobieraj
    [BIG SNIP].............. In spite of the high level of trust in broadcast news, or perhaps because of it, the 1960s were also the early days of conservative antagonism toward the networks and, more broadly, toward the “eastern establishment” press. The Nixon administration seethed at CBS, the Times, and the Post (even before Watergate). In the words of Theodore H. White, “the hostility of the Liberal Press obsessed Nixon.” Nixon transformed his resentment of an elite that he believed used every opportunity to undo his career into an institutionalized response. His White House created an office led by firebrand Pat Buchanan...
  • Journalist consensus: Media lean left

    12/20/2013 1:57:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 11:48 AM EST | Dylan Byers
    Top journalists from The New York Times, NBC News and CNN acknowledged Wednesday that, generally speaking, the national media have a liberal bias. On a Playbook Breakfast panel, the Times’ Peter Baker and Mark Leibovich, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and CNN’s Jake Tapper all said “yes” when asked if the news media lean left—though all agreed it was a nuanced issue having more to do with journalists’ life experiences than with any particular agenda. “Most of my colleagues, I have no idea what their politics are. … But think about it: I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are...
  • ABC News: From George Zimmerman to Jodi Arias and Adolf Hitler, Killers Who Paint

    12/17/2013 11:52:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 17, 2013
    Bids for a painting by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who admitted to killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, have reached $100,000 on eBay, the online auction house. The painting is the first work by Zimmerman, who was acquitted in Martin's death, but it's not the first by a notorious character more famous for his crimes than his art. [Snip] Jodi Arias, convicted of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander in May, began selling limited edition prints she drew in prison with colored pencils. [Snip] John Wayne Gacy, a serial murderer nicknamed the "Killer Clown," began producing works of art for...
  • Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out of Description of Arapahoe School Shooter

    12/14/2013 12:53:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    More media tricks… After thinking things over, the Denver Post decided to delete the fact that Arapahoe School shooter Kark Pierson was a committed socialist from their news report. This is from the original article: The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.” And, here is the updated article, sans “socialist.” Pierson’s...
  • WashPost Readers Outraged That the Post Had 'Not One Line in the Paper'

    12/14/2013 5:31:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 14, 2013 | Tim Graham
    On the “Free For All” page in Saturday’s Washington Post devoted to letters to the editor, three locals smacked the Post for failing to note the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks on December 7. None of the letters as printed made the point that the Post has “flooded the zone” with lots of coverage and special sections this year for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and then the JFK assassination. So what about the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2011? What did that draw? No zone-flooding. No special sections. No articles in...
  • Obama's Orwellian Image Control

    12/11/2013 8:32:34 PM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Santiago Lyon
    SNIP The official photographs the White House hands out are but visual news releases. Taken by government employees (mostly former photojournalists), they are well composed, compelling and even intimate glimpses of presidential life. They also show the president in the best possible light, as you’d expect from an administration highly conscious of the power of the image at a time of instant sharing of photos and videos. By no stretch of the imagination are these images journalism. Rather, they propagate an idealized portrayal of events on Pennsylvania Avenue. If you take this practice to its logical conclusion, why have news...
  • How '12 Years A Slave' Explains America's Wars (Compares U.S. troops to brutal slave masters)

    12/04/2013 5:05:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Michael Hirsh
    SNIP If you are one of those Americans who can't understand why the Iraqis or the Afghans aren't more grateful for all the blood and treasure we have poured into their countries over the last 12 years, go see this movie. Put yourself in the shoes of its protagonist, the kidnapped Solomon Northup (based on a real person), or the tragically mistreated slave Patsey, and feel the sense of utter helplessness when a half-crazed overseer or a power-besotted master decides to knife or shoot or whip you on a whim, knowing there will be no consequence, that he might as...
  • Romney's son criticized for tweet after crash

    12/01/2013 10:04:14 PM PST · by Altariel · 93 replies
    MSN ^ | November 30, 2013 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Josh Romney says he helped four people after a vehicle crashed into a house Thanksgiving night in suburban Salt Lake. **** He also tweeted about the wreck, along with a picture of himself next to the vehicle.
  • Sorry, Right-Wing Media: The "Knockout Game" Trend Is a Myth

    11/26/2013 1:16:35 PM PST · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 108 replies
    Slate ^ | November 25, 2013 | Emma Roller
    I remember the summer of 2011, a story about a crowd of teenagers at the Wisconsin State Fair randomly attacking fairgoers went viral as a sign of a burgeoning race war. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fanned the flames, calling the teenagers "rampaging youths" who caused "mob-like disturbances": "Then around the closing time of 11 p.m., witnesses told the Journal Sentinel, dozens to hundreds of black youths attacked white people as they left the fair, punching and kicking people and shaking and pounding on their vehicles." "Dozens to hundreds"? When witnesses can't differentiate between 24 and 100, should we really rely...
  • Time to Pull the Plug on MSNBC?

    11/23/2013 5:52:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/22/2013 | Carl Cannon
    Last Friday, MSNBC anchorman Martin Bashir suggested that anyone who uses the word “slavery” too lightly should be forced to eat human feces. Although Bashir had Sarah Palin in mind for this torture, his own standard might have necessitated its infliction closer to home -- as Bashir has used the same metaphor himself. Bashir’s detractors immediately pointed out this inconsistency. Several of these critics said this disgusting punishment would be more befitting Bashir. I have a better idea. NBC could just yank this kind of programming. If it did, the network that provides its anchors a platform for crude daily...
  • Politico Magazine Writer Burns Flag on Twitter

    11/20/2013 7:05:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/2013
    On Wednesday, after Breitbart News reported that Politico magazine writer Ian Murphy had written a piece titled “@*#@ the Troops,” Murphy proceeded to go berserk on Twitter, posting a .gif of himself setting an American flag ablaze. He then tweeted, “Some of you folks are unfairly questioning my patriotism. So here I am on a very typical Tuesday evening.” This follows hard on Murphy’s tweeting on Tuesday that “Reagan f***s Satan in hell.”
  • MEDIA SCANDAL: CBS News Quietly Edits Shaun Boyd Story Exposing Fractivist National Ties (Colorado)

    11/19/2013 7:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 18, 2013
    On Election Day this year, CBS4′s Shaun Boyd had a story detailing the true intentions of the national environmentalist groups pushing fracking bans in four northern Colorado towns. The article contained an admission from local fractivists that national groups seeking a total ban on fracking in Colorado were driving their campaign. But the fractivists were successful in getting their admissions and national connections stricken from the story by lobbying higher ups at CBS. Sources say Shaun Boyd is none too pleased with the edits. The current version of the story lacks a quote from Water Defense, a national environmental group...