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  • Trump strategist calls mainstream media ‘the opposition party’ [“I want you to quote this”]

    01/27/2017 6:21:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Guardian/Gulf News ^ | January 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump sat down for an interview on Thursday with Fox News, a network he has consistently praised, as his chief strategist used an interview with the New York Times to lash out at the mainstream American media, which he said was “the opposition party” to the current administration. “I want you to quote this,” chief strategist Steve Bannon told the Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
  • Emotional media execs have profanity laced meltdowns over media summit with ‘mean’ Trump

    11/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Tom Tillison
    <p>The fall out from media bigwigs on the receiving end of a smack down of epic proportions from President-elect Donald Trump continues, with several participants whining to The New Yorker about how mean Trump was.</p> <p>Four executives who attended the off-the-record meeting are quoted without being identified and if there’s a common theme in the remarks, it may be the liberal application of f-bombs.</p>
  • CNN Formally Severs Ties With Donna Brazile: ‘Completely Uncomfortable’ With Question-Sharing

    10/31/2016 9:43:11 AM PDT · by milford421 · 72 replies ^ | 10/31/16 | Alex Griswold
    CNN has formally severed ties with commentator Donna Brazile, a spokesman confirmed to Mediaite Monday. CNN and ABC News had both suspended Brazile after she was tapped to serve as acting DNC head following the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In theory, that arrangement was only temporary, but CNN made it permanent as late as two weeks ago in the wake of hacked emails showing she provided questions in advance to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • Lying Press? Germans Lose Faith in the Fourth Estate

    02/24/2016 11:25:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 24, 2016 – 05:44 PM | (Spiegel Staff)
    Germans are losing faith in their media. Nowhere is this more apparent than in mistrust of refugee crisis media coverage. Where did journalists go wrong? And how much of this skepticism reflects a preference for rumors over facts? [...] It is a phenomenon that defies simple description. According to polls, 40 percent of Germans believe the media are not credible. And the loudest of them all, people like Tatjana Festerling, an organizer with the anti-immigrant, Islamophobic PEGIDA movement, have even taken to calling on the public to get out the pitchforks to chase journalists out of newspaper offices. The criticism...
  • 'Any Way We Can Fix Fox?' Attkisson Exposes DOJ Fast & Furious Emails

    11/23/2014 1:29:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    newsbustes ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    How long it would have taken from the time of its exposure for the press to have prominently reported on an email sent from the the Bush 43 White House to its Justice Department asking, "Any way we can fix the New York Times?" We can be confident that it would have taken less than a New York minute, and that saturation coverage would have continued for days. Well, one revelation in a series of Saturday tweets by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, one of only a very few establishment press journalists who did serious reporting on the Department of...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • 9/11 The Falling Man

    11/13/2009 12:08:45 PM PST · by Randy Larsen · 38 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | unkown | unkown
    For those that still refuse to forget!
  • Obama Unaccustomed to Having His Lies Challenged

    08/20/2009 4:14:19 PM PDT · by HighlyOpinionated · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama is one of the most spoiled politicians ever to capture the imagination of a nation. He has enjoyed what author and newsman Bernard Goldberg has described as “a slobbering love affair” with the American media. So many members of the Fourth Estate in this country have so thoroughly compromised themselves to sell his radical agenda that the American people no longer trust them even to report the news. And now, as the president and his toadies in Congress run into a brick wall in their efforts to take over the American health care system, they are shocked to...
  • Video: White House Press Corps Stands For Obama...Not For Bush.....

    05/03/2009 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 10 replies · 1,601+ views
    I'm shocked!...OK, maybe not.....
  • Media Are Cheering For Obama (Captain Obvious Alert)

    09/04/2008 11:18:35 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 140+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/04/2008 | Jack Fowler
    Sorry sight last night, post-Palin speech, seeing the Fourth Estaters pooh-pooh Republican charges that the media are pro-Obama. But perception is reality in politics, and according to a new SurveyUSA poll, this limited to Washington State registered voters, folks believe the press is pressing for the Democrat candidate. When asked "Is the media rooting for Barack Obama? Rooting for John McCain? Or trying its best to be fair to both?" 52% said "for Obama," 8% said "for McCain," 35% said "being fair to both." Interesting: 28% of Democrats, 28% of liberals, and 42% of moderates chose "for Obama." It would...
  • U.S. Military Defeats Fourth Estate

    01/07/2008 4:41:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 133+ views ^ | January 7, 2008 | Douglas McKinnon
    The new year means resolutions, and we can only hope that the Fourth Estate will make at least one of its own: A resolution that, for the sake of the nation, puts honorable journalism before political, cultural or religious bias, before competition, and before ratings. While complaining about bias and unprofessional conduct by the media is nothing new in the post-Sept. 11 world we inhabit, the consequences of purposely flawed reporting have been magnified exponentially. At the end of the 18th century, historian Thomas Carlyle quoted Edmund Burke as saying, "there were Three Estates in Parliament; but in the Reporter'...
  • Sources: State Department official source of Plame leak

    08/30/2006 11:49:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies · 2,178+ views
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN. The sources said Armitage revealed Plame's role at the CIA almost inadvertently in a casual conversation with Novak, and it is not clear if he knew her identity was classified at the time. Armitage was not indicted by the federal grand jury that investigated the disclosure of Plame's name to Novak and other journalists. Deliberately revealing the identify...
  • McClellan gets testy over Miers questions

    10/13/2005 4:31:05 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 61 replies · 1,598+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 13, 2005 | Les Kinsolving
    White House press secretary Scott McClellan today got a bit impatient with reporters asking him about the possibility of Harriet Miers withdrawing her nomination to the Supreme Court, asking rhetorically at one point, "Isn't it my right to talk and say what I want to?" The verbal jousting began as a reporter asked about a possible withdrawal by Miers, President Bush's choice to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "Some conservatives have suggested this week, or speculated, that while President Bush would never withdraw Miers' nomination, that she might decide that she can't weather the storm...
  • How Phony can they get? (Media busted at Crawford!)

    08/28/2005 6:22:54 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 112 replies · 6,620+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 8-28-05 | Charles Johnson
    Here’s a touching scene, featuring Cindy Sheehan and the Reverend Al Sharpton, in front of crosses, looking solemn and sad.Now let’s zoom out and see the media swarming around this manufactured event: (Hat tip: Bill P.) UPDATE at 8/28/05 5:36:04 pm: More pictures of this moving tableau at Getty Images. Co-starring “Army Mom.”UPDATE at 8/28/05 5:42:51 pm: Several LGF readers point out the Jewish star at lower right of the second photograph. Somebody tell CODEPINK not to let the Nazis know.
  • Bush bouncer still a mystery

    08/03/2005 10:31:44 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 48 replies · 1,458+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/3/05
    Now that the U.S. attorney has declined to prosecute a Secret Service agent look-alike who ejected three people from a March 21 presidential forum, why does the White House refuse to say who he is? Karen Bauer, Alex Young and Leslie Weise (who have been styled the "Denver Three") arrived at the event at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in a car bearing a "No More Blood for Oil" bumper sticker. They were removed from the event by a conservatively attired man with a lapel pin and earphone whom they believed to be a Secret Service agent. The trio...
  • FOURTH ESTATE MEETS FIFTH COLUMN (How the NY Times helped the London terrorists)

    07/07/2005 10:33:53 PM PDT · by Callahan · 10 replies · 855+ views ^ | 7/8/05 | Me
    The limp wrists at Kos dredge up an old story in hopes of blaming Bush for the London Attack--and give it a predictable spin: Tony Blair oversees the carnage and anger in his country, he may want to ask his good buddy George W. Bush why his administration crippled Blair's domestic anti-terror efforts to track down and stop Al Qaeda cells inside Great Britain by exposing a known Al Qaeda asset at a time when the Brits were very close to nailing a ring of Al Qaeda cells inside the country? With today's tragedy in front of them, don't...
  • The Fourth Estate and Their Party are Now the Terrorist’s Fifth Column

    06/15/2005 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 19 replies · 782+ views
    The Tin Ear/MND ^ | Wednesday, June 15, 2005 | Will Malven
    Michael Duffy of Time Magazine doesn’t believe that the press should take sides in the war. He doesn’t care if the reporting that he and other people in the MSM are doing might endanger American lives either civilian or military. We as a nation must understand what is going on now with the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay Prison stories and the exploitation of them for political and financial gain by the Democrat party and the MSM. The press and the Democrat party are now actively betraying our nation. They are now routinely “giving aid and comfort to the enemy...
  • There's A Fourth Estate And A Fifth Estate

    02/23/2005 10:35:31 AM PST · by Pikamax · 472+ views
    King Publishing ^ | 02/23/05 | JOSEPH CURL
    There's A Fourth Estate And A Fifth Estate BY JOSEPH CURL James Dale Guckert, aka Jeff Gannon, the former White House correspondent for Talon News, set off a firestorm of controversy and introspection last week inside the cramped press work quarters behind the West Wing briefing room. The unabashedly conservative reporter had already disappeared in a flash of green smoke, drummed out by left-wing bloggers who had set out to expose the personal background of the short, shaved-head man after he asked a particularly right-wing question in a presidential press conference. The blogospheric probe had gotten ugly— charged that Guckert...
  • The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column ---- Part II

    09/11/2004 4:09:36 PM PDT · by TripleD · 2 replies · 355+ views
    September 11, 2004 | George M. Haddad
    THE FOURTH ESTATE IS THE FIFTH COLUMN - Part II It was in 1976 that a Gallup poll indicated 7 out of 10 Americans trusted the press. As reported in a recent U. S. News magazine article the trust changed. A recent Pew Research study found that 53% of Americans do not trust what news organizations report. In addition a 2002 American Bar Association survey found that the only profession inspiring less public confidence than its own was the press. It reported that “The public sees the media as self-centered and self-promoting.” When you have an industry whose idol is...
  • MEMBERS OF THE FOURTH ESTATE: A Declaration of War

    08/06/2004 12:14:21 PM PDT · by dandelion · 63 replies · 2,138+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 08/06/04 | Becki Snow
    There is a rumble when the bedrock of free civilization is shaken, and few heed the warning - just prior to the earthquake, when relentless forces threaten to destroy the foundations of freedom. That rumble echoed, ignored, the morning of June 29, 2004, when John Kerry stepped to the podium for rehearsal of his acceptance speech for the Democratic Party's nomination. He turned to his audience of reporters and spoke, specifically to them: "Members of the Fourth Estate, I have called you here to tell you that your reign is over." According to eyewitness accounts, there were titters of laughter,...