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  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    09/01/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 20 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: "Darren Wilson is a Murderer." There was no overlap in the facts as seen by Jones and Stephens at the demonstrations staged...
  • Big Three Networks Avoid Calling ISIS 'Terrorists;' Label Them 'Rebels' and 'Militants'

    08/09/2014 5:56:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/9/2014 | Matthew Balan
    The Big Three networks steered clear of labeling the Islamist group ISIS "terrorists" on their evening newscasts on Friday. Instead, ABC's World News and CBS Evening News labeled the genocidal radicals "militants." NBC Nightly News used the more benign "rebels" in their coverage of the group's latest attacks on the Kurdish part of Iraq. The closest that a journalist at ABC, CBS, or NBC got to using the "terrorist" label was Scott Pelley's teaser at the very top of CBS Evening News: [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump] (video at link) SCOTT PELLEY (teaser): Tonight, back in battle:...
  • Brother of Journolist – Secretive Leftwing Network Redux

    08/07/2014 7:47:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    http://www.rightsidenews.com ^ | august 7, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Well, it looks like the Progressive lapdog media has been colluding again. Media Trackers, a site that tracks media stories and works for transparency in government, uncovered a group with over 1,000 members that is literally a who’s who of the Progressive Left in media. And I would wager, it is only the tip of the iceberg out there — I am sure that the collaboration is widespread and well-organized.  The group is called Gamechanger Salon and boasts members that include a CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine,...
  • 1,000-member secretive progressive journalist group uncovered

    08/06/2014 12:43:09 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 27 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 8/6/2014
    A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.
  • Pelosi to Reporters on Midterm Election: ‘We Need You to Be Messengers…’

    08/05/2014 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:04 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When asked at a press briefing on Thursday why her party’s message is “not resonating with the electorate,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters, “(W)e need you to be messengers.” […] … “But, apart from that, we have come forward with our middle-class jump start. Over the month of August, we go forward with how the jump start talks about bringing jobs home. The Republicans have tax breaks to send jobs overseas. Democrats want tax breaks to keep jobs here at home.” …
  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

    08/01/2014 1:49:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 3:58 AM EDT | Connie Cass and Jennifer Agiesta
    Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could benefit Republicans aiming to win control Congress in the fall. “The problem is saying something and not doing anything—making grandiose threats and never following any of them up,” said Dwight Miller, 71, a retiree and volunteer firefighter in Robertson County, Texas. Miller, who describes himself...
  • Is the Uniparty’s media really this stupid or do they think we’re this stupid?

    07/29/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The National Journal, an online arm of the Uniparty’s media propaganda machine, is cautioning Democrats not to get too excited about the possibility of the “economic surge” helping them in November. This begs several questions not the least of which is: What “economic surge” in what country are these morons talking about? The National Journal is obviously practicing “cut and paste” journalism. They are printing Barack Obama’s lies about the economy as if they were true. They don’t bother to do even a cursory search of available data to determine the reliability of the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. These...
  • Fired NYT Editor Blasts Obama Administration for Criminal Prosecution of Journalists, Whistleblowers

    07/19/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 - 11:11 AM | Barbara Boland
    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, whose firing brought out nasty attacks and allegations of sexism at the Times, was interviewed by Greta van Susteren On the Record last night. While she played close to the vest about the reasons for her firing, she didn’t hold back on the Obama administration, defending her earlier branding of it as “the most secretive” she has ever deal with since President Carter, and elaborated: “I have never dealt with an administration where more officials—some of whom are actually paid to be the spokesmen for various federal agencies—demand that everything be off...
  • Gail Collins doesn’t think Barack Obama is so bad: “After all Warren Harding had a girlfriend”

    07/10/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Writing from her insulated bunker on 42nd Street, Gail Collins did Joseph Goebbels proud this July 4th. As late as April 21, 1945 Joseph Goebbels, the model for the mainstream media, made a speech hoping to rally Germans to the defense of Berlin. It was a futile exercise and he knew it. He also knew that at that point very few people were listening to him and fewer still believed what he said. Within weeks the whole Nazi empire was finally wiped away – it was over. Today’s Joseph Goebbels’ are found in the newsroom of the New York Times...
  • What liberal media won't tell you: School shooting deaths down, not up, across America

    06/24/2014 9:35:37 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer. While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades. The drop is even larger than the overall decline in the murder rate.
  • Walmart hands NY Times' editors their own posteriors

    06/23/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I have never met David Tovar, Walmart’s vice president, corporate communications, but I’d like to shake his hand. In this brilliant response to a column by Timothy Egan of the New York Times, Mr. Tovar puts to shame the editors who worked on the Egan piece, literally taking a red pencil to the piece they deigned to publish, and showing them how to do their jobs.For example: As you can suss from this excerpt, the premise of the Egan column is that Starbucks (which dispenses expensive coffee to the type of people who work art the New York Times) is...
  • Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper

    06/19/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 114 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 19, 2014 10:47 am ET | Josh Katzowitz
    The Redskins got a flurry of bad news Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark registration, because the team name is “disparaging to Native Americans." Basically, it means that the team could lose its federally trademarked protections and could hasten the franchise to change the name, depending on how much pressure the rest of the league puts on Washington for a potential loss of revenue. While Miami University, now the RedHawks but formerly known as the Redskins, tried to offer some advice on Wednesday, the sports editor of the Seattle Times, Don Shelton, is taking a more...
  • Chris Matthews, Meet Chris Matthews

    Ronan Farrow, considered the "boy wonder" of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor. Farrow was shocked that the winner, David Brat, had dared to campaign among the tea party rabble, being the professor he is: "Is it rare to see that kind of brazen intellectualism, particularly in populist candidates like this?" Translation: How did he win among knuckle-dragging Virginia racists with that spiel? In response, Matthews unleashed something almost as unexpected as the Cantor defeat. He came to the tea party's defense. "I don't think...
  • EU alarmed by anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

    06/18/2014 10:04:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 9:12 AM EDT | Bharatha Mallawarachi
    The European Union expressed alarm Wednesday at recent violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka in which three people died and more than 50 were injured, and urged the government to ensure that the rule of law is upheld. […] Hard-line Buddhists hurled gasoline bombs and looted homes and businesses in attacks Sunday evening in several towns in southwestern Sri Lanka. The attacks were led by a mob from Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, which rails against the country’s Muslim minority. …
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s Very Dangerous Trend

    06/04/2014 5:10:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 03, 2014 | Rob Bluey
    Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter who resigned from CBS News earlier this year, says the news media are heading down a dangerous path with attempts to “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda.
  • Newspaper Publishes Lie About Jews and Female Circumcision

    06/03/2014 2:26:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 4:16 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Foreign press fabricates lies about Judaism regularly, whether it’s the conviction that Jews were behind the Islamist uprising in Egypt or traditional accusations of blood libel. But on Monday, watchdog blog CiFWatch demonstrated that British newspapers have perpetuated yet another outrageous claim: that Jews are guilty of practicing female circumcision, or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In January, the London Evening Standard published a story—quoting a blogger at the Huffington Post—claiming that “Christians, Muslims, Jews, animists, and non-believers” are guilty of supporting the physical harm of over 140 million women worldwide. Similar claims were made in a September Guardian report by...
  • 'Toledo Blade' Closes Printing Facility, Axes 130 Union Jobs

    05/31/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2014 | John Nolte
    Starting August 1, the left-wing Ohio newspaper, The Toledo Blade, intends to lay off about 130 of its unionized employees due to a permanent shutdown of its Toledo production center that handles printing and inserting. ... In 2013, The Blade lost $8.5 million and has been losing millions for years. As of now there are no plans that will affect the advertising and news-gathering departments. In 2012, The Toledo Blade urged it readers to re-elect President Obama, arguing in part that "He has dealt effectively with economic recession at home
  • Cliven Bundy has officially left the Republican Party herd

    05/27/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/14 | Philip Bump
    Rancher Cliven Bundy, who you may remember from American politics circa April 2014, has officially left the Republican Party. The news is unlikely to cause too many sleepless nights at Nevada GOP headquarters. Bundy and his wife signed new voter registration forms at an event held by the Independent American Party, to which the Bundys now belong. The event, the AP reports, was "held to honor Bundy for what organizers called 'his courage in standing up for state sovereignty.' " The IAP promoted the Bundys' cause earlier this month, calling on Nevada residents to file "CRIME REPORTS" against the Bureau...
  • New York Magazine 'Observes' Memorial Day Weekend by Posting Photos of Nude Servicemen

    05/24/2014 3:33:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 24, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Memorial Day should be observed by honoring the men and women in the military who have fallen for America. New York Magazine has found another way of observing the Memorial Day Weekend while at the same time pushing a certain political agenda. They have invaded the privacy of World War II servicemen and their families by publishing nude photographs of them: 10 Intimate Photographs of World War II Soldiers in the Buff. Writer Christopher Bonanos can barely contain his excitement over the photos as he practically drools over himself while eagerly pushing a socio/political agenda at a time when those...
  • Pinch of the Times just another lib hypocrite as he fires the lib Abramson

    05/25/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/25/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Oh, what fun to watch the contretemps going on in the shop of New York’s failed print model of what used to be journalism! “Fired for being a bitch,” is a Drudge headline that just won’t quit. The Pinches and Punches of the world of cutthroat print are just getting a pinch of their own punch as they feel the pushback from a female wanting to win in their falsely contrived War on Women. Oh, how payback is hell! How delicious to watch the Old Grey Lady impaled on a modern Lady’s sword. Arty (Sulzberger) is in the painful position...
  • Media gets away with silence on Dem’s bad polls numbers because they still control news cycles

    05/23/2014 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Among the most reliable features of the filtered news we get each day is that the media will giddily report good news for the Democrats and ignore any bad news for them. In good news cycles for Democrats the media throws away any pretense of impartiality and leads the cheers for their home team. The classic example of media losing it over good news for their guys were the April 2006 polls showing George W. Bush had sunk to just 34% in the polls. The media, particularly CNN, repeated the “good news” so often their excited viewers could “Rocky Horror...
  • In a Month, TV News Gives Less Airtime to VA Scandal Than Christie Controversy Received in Four Days

    05/22/2014 9:03:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    In nearly four and a half weeks, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have offered 110 minutes to an evolving Obama administration scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Back in January, it took those same network shows just four and a half days to churn that much coverage for Chris Christie's Bridgegate.
  • Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

    05/21/2014 6:16:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 5/17/14 | Blake Farmer
    Some Christian denominations around the U.S. have been slowly warming to the idea of gay marriage. A few have even made an about-face. Not so with the country's largest protestant group, Southern Baptists. The Southern Baptist Convention still preaches that marriage can only be between one man and one woman. But some pastors are softening their message. A Change Of ToneThe Southern Baptist Convention held a gathering of pastors at its Nashville headquarters in April. For an organization that has previously used opposition to gay marriage as a rallying point, statements here from church leaders, like Kevin Smith of Kentucky,...
  • Haaretz ‘Fabricated’ Story About ‘Settler Attack’ in Hevron

    05/19/2014 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/19/2014, 2:43 PM | Ari Soffer
    Far-left Israeli newspaper Haaretz has been accused of fabricating an “attack” by Jews celebrating Lag Ba’omer against one of its journalists in Hevron, in an attempt to incite against Jewish residents of the ancient city. The article claimed that “settlers” celebrating Lag Ba’omer on Saturday night chose to light their customary bonfire in the middle of a “Palestinian olive grove”, and alleged that a group of Jewish celebrants then “assaulted” a Haaretz journalist who was at the scene as he tried to film it. […] But Arutz Sheva blogger and Canadian indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose, who was visiting Hevron...
  • Oprah Network's Michael Sam Reality Show Postponed After Rams Meeting

    05/17/2014 10:02:38 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Michael Sam’s declaration in February that he wanted just to be known as a football player, and not a gay football player, started to unravel with the news that he was working with the Oprah Winfrey Network on a reality show on his "historic" journey. Who was causing the distraction now? Not the “haters.” Sources told ESPN.com that the network's plan was to follow Sam's personal life as he tried to make the Rams, dividing the content into six to eight segments. The Rams and the NFL said they were unaware of the project prior to its announcement. “After careful...
  • Reacting to Gay Kiss During NFL Draft Should Not Get You Suspended, Says ESPN's Stephen A. Smith

    05/14/2014 7:05:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2014 | Morgan Lee
    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith blasted the Miami Dolphins' decision to suspend safety Don Jones after he tweeted "omg" and "horrible" after watching footage of Michael Sam celebrate becoming the first openly gay NFL player by kissing his boyfriend live on TV. Smith has said people should not be punished just for reacting negatively to a homosexual couple kissing, and insisted that those with views that do not condone homosexual behavior should also be respected. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... Smith, who appeared to talk about ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam, on FirstTake on Monday, stressed that the kiss...
  • Bill Maher feels guilt over Monica Lewinsky jokes

    05/10/2014 10:27:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/10/2014 | By LUCY MCCALMONT
    Liberal comedian Bill Maher has some remorse for one of his former punchlines—Monica Lewinsky—after reading her essay in Vanity Fair. “I was moved by it. I gotta tell you, I literally felt guilty,” Maher said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher said he was moved after reading what Lewinsky described in the pages of the magazine as a time in which she was suicidal. “I remember doing a million Monica Lewinsky blow job jokes, and I kinda feel bad,” the late-night host said. Maher said he understands why Lewinsky is coming out now after ten years of...
  • NBC Orders Ellen Degeneres' "One Big Happy" [Lesbian Comedy]

    05/10/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Elisha Cuthbert stars in the half-hour midseason entry, which marks the network's third [pro-homosexual] comedy in as many years.
  • HGTV Pulls Flip It Forward After Benham Brothers Anti-Gay Controversy

    05/07/2014 5:48:45 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 38 replies
    E-Online ^ | 05/07/2014 | Tierney Bricker
    Flip it Forward, a real estate series set to debut in October, has been pulled by the network after Right Wing Watch reported that the twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, at the center of the house flipping show were anti-gay activists. ... Right Wing Watch reported on Tuesday that in 2012, David had led a prayer rally outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte N.C., where he told a conservative radio show that it was necessary to "stop homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation" and "demonic ideologies tak[ing] our universities and our public school systems."...
  • MSNBC’s Ratigan Admits Left is Scared to Criticize Obama Because He is a Black Liberal

    03/11/2011 2:38:01 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 30 replies
    OMG Stunning Moment of Honesty MSNBC’s Ratigan Admits Left is Scared to Criticize Obama Because He is a Black Liberal http://www.theblaze.com/stories/omg-stunning-moment-of-honesty-msnbcs-ratigan-admits-left-is-scared-to-criticize-obama-because-hes-a-black-liberal/
  • Lib Reporter Is Caught By GOP Candidate Writing Down Blah, Blah, Blah… During Forum (Video)

    05/02/2014 6:43:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Republican senate candidate Mark Callahan, an IT-consultant-turned-political-candidate called out liberal reporter Nigel Jaquiss from the Willamette Week scribbling down “blah, blah, blah” while fellow Republican Jo Rae Perkins was giving an answer during a candidate forum. The reporters proceeded to kick Callahan out of the room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OSi8M5YD0Mediaite reported: Staffers of the alt-weekly newspaper Willamette Week recently met with Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidates seeking an endorsement and things got quite dramatic after one reporter was caught scribbling “blah blah blah” on his notepad while a candidate spoke. Jim Romenesko flagged down the dramatic clip, which shows candidate Mark Callahan chastising...
  • “Professional Blacks,” Professional Sports and Media Hawks Keep Racism Afloat

    05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Sports Illustrated's Fansided ^ | May 3, 2014 | Allen Jones
    National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver had no choice but to come down “hard” as some judged the punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his stellar racist performance, captured on audio tape. I laughed at the punishment. “Banned for life” on an 80-year-old man? Maximum NBA fine of $2.5 million for a racist billionaire’s conduct is equally laughable. Nevertheless, I believe Commissioner Silver would have imposed a greater punishment if allowed under NBA rules. Commissioner Silver’s press conference deserves no more than a C+ grade due to the lack of his leadership experience in the fight...
  • McConnell: Jobs comment taken out of context

    04/25/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 12:11 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his comments to a local newspaper that it is “not my job” to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county were taken out of context. For a story in the Beattyville Enterprise, McConnell was asked what he would do to bring jobs to Lee County, where the unemployment rate is 12.8 percent. “That is not my job. It is the primary responsibility of the state Commerce Cabinet,” the paper quoted McConnell in its story Thursday, which ran on the paper’s front page. McConnell said in a statement Thursday that his comments were taken...
  • 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.
  • Sharyl Attkisson Details the Obama 'Chilling Effect,'

    04/14/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend former CBS Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson appeared on Fox News' Media Buzz to talk in detail about why she left the news network. Now there have always been tensions, there have always been calls from the White House under any administration I assume, when they don’t like a particular story. But it is particularly aggressive under the Obama administration and I think it’s a campaign that’s very well organized, that’s designed to have sort of a chilling effect and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who don’t really want to deal with...
  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • 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...
  • Radio Silence on Leland Yee

    04/02/2014 3:03:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never.” “You see another conspiracy?” the account asked its inquisitor, snippily. There is a lot of space between bias and conspiracy, and one does not have to believe that CNN’s editorial staff is sitting around stroking white...
  • Ratings may sink Ronan Farrow's show on MSNBC

    03/31/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 31, 2014 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT
    Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l. Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.
  • MSNBC is in serious trouble

    03/31/2014 2:05:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-26-14 | 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...
  • Billionaire will meet and greet you for $1000

    03/27/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-14 | DrJohn
    Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is planning a tour to help you with your life. The Oprah Winfrey experience is coming to an arena near you. Starting in September, Winfrey will set out on an eight-city Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend tour. The plan: pack 18,000-seat arenas for a two-day experience featuring a keynote by Winfrey, who will share her personal story and advice on Friday night, and group activities and speakers picked by her on Saturday. Among those signed to participate: Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant and, in certain cities, guru Deepak...
  • ‘BarackTology’: Bracket Ranks Obama Admin’s Scandals

    03/23/2014 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23 2014 11:08 am
    CampusReform.org editor-in-chief Caleb Bonham asked students at George Mason University to rank the scandals of the Obama administration in a March Madness-style parody bracket. […] Bonham said the scandals that really resonated with college students were NSA collection of data, IRS targeting of conservatives, and the president’s failed promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” …
  • Schumer: Senate has votes for media shield law

    03/21/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 1:42 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    A supporter of a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources said Friday the measure has the backing of the Obama administration and the support of enough senators to move ahead this year. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, spoke optimistically about prospects for the measure, identifying five Republicans who would join with Democrats and independents on a bill that he said would address a constitutional oversight. While the first amendment protects freedom of the press, “there is no first amendment right for gathering information,” Schumer...
  • The right loses its hero at CBS

    03/15/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated: 3/11/14 12:59 PM EDT | DYLAN BYERS
    The White House won’t be shedding any tears. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, known for her critical reporting on the Obama administration, resigned on Monday, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations stemming from her dissatisfaction with the network, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO. Attkisson, who had been with CBS News for more than two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners, and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer...
  • BREAKING: Warren Buffett Buys WPLG! [Democrat Owns ABC Station in Miami, Florida]

    03/15/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 3/12/14
    Billionaire Warren Buffet’s iconic company Berkshire Hathaway will trade 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings stock in exchange for WPLG, according to a report from Deadline It’s been known for a while that Buffett wants to exit Graham Holdings, formerly known as the Washington Post Co., who are left with only their TV stations and a business in the education sector. Buffett will allegedly get WPLG plus an unspecified amount of cash. The Washington Post company bought WPLG in 1969 and changed its call letters to WPLG in memory of Phillip L. Graham, the husband of Washington Post publisher Katherine...
  • NYT Launches Coverage of 'Strident' CPAC 'Conundrum' With Usual Loaded Labeling

    03/08/2014 3:48:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 8, 2014 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times covered the latest annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with its usual mix of suspicion, overloaded labeling bias, and anti-GOP doomsaying. The paper's skeptical coverage of the three-day conservative confab, held this year at National Harbor on the Potomac, opened with two stories in Friday's edition, one on the organizers's attempts to put "a less strident face on the convention and the party."
  • MSNBC ATTACKS GREG ABBOTT: ‘IT’S HARD TO TURN A GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR INTO A VILLAIN’

    03/05/2014 8:30:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Mar 2014 | Brandon Darby
    In a shocking display of cruelty, MSNBC’s Zachary Roth attacked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in an article under the headline: "No One Pushes Greg Abbott Around." Abbott, who is in a wheelchair, is the Republican gubernatorial candidate running against Wendy Davis. MSNBC’s Roth goes on to write, “Put simpler: It’s hard to turn a guy in a wheelchair into a villain—no matter his record.” This incident is not the first time left-of-center advocates for Wendy Davis have crossed lines in using Abbott's disability. The pro-Wendy Davis group Battleground Texas made headlines when a leader from the group was caught...
  • Facebook mulling policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)[Bloomberg, of course]

    03/04/2014 3:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    VentureBeat | March 3, 2014 | Richard Byrne Reilly
    Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in the coming weeks, VentureBeat has learned. The social network has been under pressure from the powerful Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. “Talks are progressing. The discussions are ongoing; there have been positive developments,” sources close to the conversations told VentureBeat. An extensive VentureBeat investigation last week revealed that adults and children were making arrangements to buy, sell, and trade guns through the many Facebook fan pages devoted to guns and the people who use them, sometimes...
  • Retiring WashPost Editor Throws a Fit About How Conservatives Ruined Washington

    03/02/2014 7:03:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 2, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Former Washington Post managing editor Robert Kaiser is retiring at age 70, and he’s very cranky about how conservatives have destroyed government and Washington collegiality. This tells you a lot about what kind of liberal edits and massages the Post every day. Kaiser is moving to New York, and on the front of the Sunday Outlook he described how “Republicans lost their minds” and “Democrats lost their souls.” In essence, both sides are now too conservative for Bob, starting with a debt-limit vote: On Oct. 16, 162 members of Congress, 144 in the House and 18 in the Senate, voted...
  • Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan

    02/26/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 02/26/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, CNN's Piers Morgan announced that "Piers Morgan Live" would be coming to an ignominious end sometime in March. His replacement has not yet been chosen. But his television demise came not a moment too soon for millions of Americans who had tired of his sneering nastiness. The New York Times chose not to see it that way. Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage: "Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ... Mr. Morgan is clean shaven...