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  • All News Is Local

    10/10/2017 6:12:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Salena Zito
    WEST NEWTON, PA -- There used to be 324 newspapers in the state of Pennsylvania. Today, there are about 60, give or take a few. The Pennsylvania Gazette is the first one on record not just in the colony of Pennsylvania but in all of the Crown's colonies. Benjamin Franklin bought the paper with a partner in 1729, and he contributed to it, as well, mostly under aliases. Among the many firsts, the plucky paper would print the first political cartoon in America, "Join, or Die," authored by Franklin. It also printed the then-treasonous texts of the Declaration of Independence,...
  • FLOTUS Friday–Hurricane Edition

    09/08/2017 7:45:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-8-17 | MOTUS
    Let’s be honest, ‘best’ of anything lists are never more than popularity contests. So who was surprised that Vanity Fair’s ‘Best Dressed’ list included former FLOTUS Michelle but shunned current FLOTUS Melania. President Trump – and by extension his wife – remain unpopular with extreme prejudice in the Deep State Media.  But perhaps Business Insider, in another snarky article comparing the cost of Melania’s outfits to those of Michelle’s, reveals a partial explanation of their unpopularity: not only are the Trumps wealthy, they don’t have the good sense to be embarrassed by it. Melania and her husband have long embodied...
  • Peter Bart: Ronald Reagan Would Have Hated Donald Trump’s Narcissistic Rag [Major Vomit Alert]

    08/31/2017 7:37:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 31, 2017 | Peter Bart
    The mounting intensity of Donald Trump’s war on the press confounds news veterans like me who remember Trump’s history as a media whore. During my 20 years as editor-in-chief of Variety, I knew Trump as an avid self-publicist who frantically sought loftier standing on Hollywood’s power pyramid. But here’s the rub: My perspective on Trump is shaped by my earlier relationship with another icon who also yearned to leverage showbiz fame into political power. Assigned to cover Ronald Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign for The New York Times, I had an inside seat to observe how a vastly different style of...
  • Nothing Is Safe From Politics—Including Sports and Hurricanes

    08/29/2017 7:59:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    Observer ^ | August 29, 2017 | Thomas Farnan
    Politics has become the pimple on America’s forehead: It’s impossible to ignore because it keeps telling us it’s there. Technology makes it conspicuous. The same social media network that notifies you what your friend’s college roommate had for lunch loses all control when the former director of national intelligence opens his mouth. Back in the day, when computers were operated by punch cards and existed for no other reason than to calculate payroll and, occasionally, the angle of reentry for a moonshot, a guy like James Clapper would have left Washington and taken some position in a university or something,...
  • We’re Journalists, Mr. Trump, Not the Enemy (Barf Alert)

    08/24/2017 8:21:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    Sigh. If only President Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists. What could be an easier task than distancing oneself from Nazis or violent white supremacists? Yet Trump manages to make it infinitely complicated — and then get distracted by self-pity and excoriate reporters for committing journalism. The key strain of his sulfurous speech in Phoenix on Tuesday was an extended attack on “dishonest” reporters (including at “the failing New York Times”). Look, we in journalism deserve to have our feet held to the fire. We make mistakes all the time, and too often we are...
  • Mainstream Media’s Insane New Trump Narrative

    08/16/2017 12:08:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    Viewers beware: Scarborough and Tapper aren’t just forcing the president into their new narrative, they’re putting all those who voted for Trump into the same one The Russia collusion conspiracy against President Donald Trump wasn’t working. So the progressive left/mainstream media cabal began writing the president they live to hate into into another narrative, one that would be so stunning, it would make us forget that they dropped the Russian ruse. It exploded on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia and life would never be the same. The POTUS is now—officially—courtesy of their spanking new narrative the president of...
  • Fear of ‘violent left’ preceded events in Charlottesville

    08/14/2017 7:52:17 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2017 | David Weigel
    On Saturday afternoon, shortly before her camera captured a car plowing through left-wing activists in Charlottesville, killing one and injuring more than a dozen others, Faith Goldy warned that the left was spinning out of control. “Hundreds and hundreds of antifa, weird BLM, idiots dressed like clowns,” said Goldy, a reporter for the Canadian alt-right news site The Rebel. “This is okay, as long as you’re not the alt-right. The alt-right wasn’t allowed to demonstrate any show of force.” As if on cue, activists began chanting “black lives matter” in the background of Goldy’s shot. “Chant BLM, and all of...
  • What Americans Care About vs. What the Media Cares About

    07/19/2017 8:47:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 18, 2017 | Jon Gabriel
    Bloomberg released a poll Monday in which they gauged Americans’ mood six months into the new presidency. While Trump didn’t fare too well, Americans are quite optimistic about the economy in general and their personal financial health. As part of the study, Bloomberg asked respondents what they think is the top issue facing the country. Here are the results: Not surprisingly, health care tops the list of concerns, followed by jobs and security issues. These findings are pretty typical, though the collapse of Obamacare and the GOP bills to fix it have caused health care to surge higher than usual....
  • The Death of CNN and the Mainstream Media

    07/07/2017 11:37:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The meme war has begun. CNN has brought this upon themselves. Blackmailing a Reddit user for putting some inappropriate things on the internet is not a media company’s job. They are butthurt over the Trump takedown video. And they are reaping what they sow. They talk about the president inciting violence by retweeting a meme with Trump taking down CNN in a Wrestlemania video when they are the ones who gave a platform to someone who literally tried to attack Trump at a speech during last year’s presidential campaign. This same network hired Bob Beckel after he called for the...
  • Dems’ “F*** Donald Trump!! chant Dead on Arrival

    05/23/2017 8:14:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Judi McLeod
    President Trump is not fiendishly hated by the outside world, but only fiendishly hated by the Democrats and Mainstream media in his own country “F*** Donald Trump!” is where the Democrat Party has allowed itself to be buried. ‘“F*** Donald Trump!” Chant Leader’, outgoing California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton was not nearly so loud or vehement when he settled a $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Kathleen Driscoll, then the executive director of his charitable foundation for homeless children in 2008. Longer-lived and more haunting than any curse the Democrats could come up with, are the words left...
  • Charting the Liberal Media Leaks: No Valid Sources, Many Invalidated, Possibly Just Made Up Lies

    05/21/2017 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/21/17 | Jim Hoft
    Per an analysis of a dozen of the most recent so called ‘leaks’ being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump, the probability that these ‘leaks’ are just plain lies is very high. An analysis of the most recent leaks clearly shows that the leaks are being reported by very biased liberal MSM outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump. These ‘leaks’ in all cases are not supported with any names of so-called sources. Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly made some statements in the ‘leaks’ but to this date he...
  • VIDEO: Trump has had enough of CBS badgering, shuts down pointless interview

    05/02/2017 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Again with the same question? If you want to know why people hold the mainstream media in such low regard, here you go: You’ve got an opportunity to interview the president of the United States, in the Oval Office. You could ask him about health care, energy policy, North Korea, Iran, taxes, spending . . . anything you want. So what does John Dickerson decide to ask him about? See for yourself:
  • Why is mainstream media trying to cover up the Susan Rice story?

    04/05/2017 8:38:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Apr, 2017 | JOE CONCHA
    The worst kind of bias is the bias of omission. And that was never more on display than after reports surfaced earlier this week alleging former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice's had unmasked Trump transition team members. So why is this a big story that deserves attention? Simply put, one of the highest-ranking members of the previous administration unmasked names of members of the incoming administration via classified intelligence reports, prompting many questions that warrant dogged journalism: Who leaked the information to newspapers like The Washington Post? Who, if anyone, ordered Rice to unmask the names of private U.S....
  • Chelsea says she won't run for President in 2020

    04/05/2017 11:13:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/05/17 | Robert Laurie
    Not in 2020, not ever. Make no mistake. The old, liberal, mainstream media views the loss of Hillary Clinton as a personal failure. They did their best to prop up their hero - worst presidential candidate in modern history - and their best wasn’t good enough. Not only did Hillary lose, she lost to a man they consider to be a boorish joke. Their normally stratospheric levels of liberal guilt have rocketed into the cosmos, and they’re searching desperately for a way to reassure their masters that they really are good little lapdogs. Apparently, they’ve decided that Chelsea Clinton is...
  • NY Times: Preet Bharara Shunned Politics. His End Was Tinged by Them. (big time fake news alert)

    03/12/2017 9:06:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2017 | Benjamin Weiser, Ben Protess, Matthew Goldstein and William K. Rashbaum
    Ten days into his tenure as United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara saw his political and prosecutorial worlds collide. He convened a meeting to discuss a sensitive investigation of a Democratic donor with ties to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Mr. Bharara had been Mr. Schumer's chief counsel, and Mr. Schumer had recommended Mr. Bharara for the prosecutorial post. At the meeting, Mr. Bharara asked his prosecutors if there was enough evidence to make a case against the donor, Hassan Nemazee. One of the prosecutors, Daniel W. Levy, who is now in private practice, would recall years later...
  • New York Liberals Say Consider BuzzFeed, CNN, and NY Times as Reliable Sources of News...

    03/08/2017 11:41:36 PM PST · by muktar96 · 17 replies
    Heist Media ^ | 08/03/2017 | Mike Chin
    Hahah this is absolutely hilarious... At least some people gave proper answers, and not completely ignorant ones. Also, these guys show is sort of like Watters World.
  • The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation

    03/03/2017 9:05:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 3/2/2017 | Michael Tracey
    The basic formula for every breaking Trump/Russia story is essentially as follows: 1. The New York Times or Washington Post releases an article that at first blush appears extremely damning. 2. Anti-Trump pundits and Democrats react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between Trump and Russia — a smoking gun, at last. 3. Aggrieved former Clinton apparatchiks *connect the dots* in a manner eerily reminiscent of right-wing Glenn Beck-esque prognostication circa 2009. 4. Self-proclaimed legal experts rashly opine as to whether the new revelation entails some kind of criminally actionable offense. (Recall the...
  • New York Times Airs First Ad In 7 Years- Trump Fires Back

    02/27/2017 11:26:00 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 27, 2017 at 9:43am | Jack Davis
    The New York Times sought to market itself as the truthful alternative to President Donald Trump Sunday night in an advertisement shown during the Academy Awards. Both Trump and others on Twitter were quick to ridicule the Times for the ad. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly! 5:42 AM - 26 Feb 2017 The Times aired its first TV ad in seven years. Titled “The Truth,” the creators of the ad sought to contrast the messages coming...
  • Trump the Trust-Buster? The President Takes On the MSM's Monopoly

    02/20/2017 11:10:36 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 20, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    For free entertainment in the Trump era, the meltdowns and hissy-fits of the MainStream Media are hard to beat. In such a discussion, perhaps it’s important to define our terms, so here goes: The MainStream Media, or MSM, consists of the major TV networks with news divisions – NBC, ABC, and CBS… the major east coast newspapers – primarily the New York Times, the Washington Post, maybe the Chicago Tribune and USA Today… the straight news syndication agencies – primarily AP and Reuters… and cable news – primarily CNN and MSNBC. These newsrooms, which have acted largely as a block...
  • In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom

    02/18/2017 5:39:03 AM PST · by freedomcrusader · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2017-02-17 | Jim Rutenberg
    This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself. Maybe it’s the story you decide against doing because it’s liable to provoke a press-bullying president to put the power of his office behind his attempt to destroy your reputation by falsely calling your journalism “fake.”