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  • Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

    04/19/2016 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    First Amendment: More information travels faster to more consumers than ever before. So why does a new survey show trust in media at rock bottom? Because so much more accurate information is available elsewhere. When Matt Drudge in early 1998 broke the story of President Bill Clintonís indiscretions in the Oval Office study with Monica Lewinsky, it was the dawn of a new era in news reporting. Woodward and Bernstein seemed like the hip, new faces of journalism when they came along in the early 1970s and helped bring down a president. But although no one ever made a movie...
  • Playboy Enterprises Said to Explore Sale

    03/24/2016 9:04:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ravi Somaiya
    Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of the iconic menís magazine, has retained investment bankers and has begun exploring a sale, people with knowledge of the discussions said on Thursday. [Snip] Playboy ... would be valued at around $500 million.
  • How David Brooks Created Donald Trump

    02/18/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | 2/11/2016 | MICHAEL F. CANNON
    If you give Obama a pass when he is dishonest or breaks the rules, because he seems like a good man, or is at least better than those guys; if you argue he had to change the law himself because Congress is dysfunctional and Republicans are unreasonable; if you lambast Bush for starting a war, but give Hillary a pass for both Iraq and Libya; then you are adopting one set of rules for your tribe and another set of rules for everyone else. That shows a lack of respect for people who disagree with you. They notice. They resent...
  • After Trump's Announcement, Something Sinister Was Uncovered About Fox News

    01/27/2016 5:10:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    MS Fan Page ^ | 1/27/2016
    Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would not be participating in Thursday night‚Äôs Fox News debate, citing differences with the network. But one news outlet claims the source of the antagonism has to do with the candidate‚Äôs stance on immigration. As reported by Western Journalism, Trump was critical earlier this week of Megyn Kelly‚Äôs inclusion as a debate moderator, ‚ÄúI think she is not a professional,‚ÄĚ Trump said of the Fox News personality. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think she‚Äôs a very talented person. I don‚Äôt think she is a good reporter. I think they could do a lot better than that.‚ÄĚ A...
  • Taking Stock

    12/31/2015 10:22:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Taking stock is a tradition observed by Jews at Yom Kippur and others who examine their lives at the end of a year and vow to improve in the new year. One group needs to take stock perhaps more than any other: the mainstream media. They continue to lose readers and viewers, but close their eyes and ears to complaints from the public, guaranteeing continued decline in revenue, along with buyouts and layoffs. So many of the big media outlets have become predictable and one-dimensional that if I didn't have to pay attention, I wouldn't. The New York Times, which...
  • US Government Still Silent on American Journalist Murdered for Exposing Turkey‚Äôs ISIS Ties

    11/20/2015 9:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | November 20, 2015 | Melissa Dykes
    If this was an ISIS propaganda video, the American government would be exploiting it to the hilt in every mainstream media outlet across the country .. but when a Western ally kills an American journalist for uncovering ties between that ally and ISIS .. crickets. it has been a year and we still do not know what happened to journalist for Press TV Serena Shim, apparently murdered for exposing the Turkish government's assistance of ISIS. The US government, hilariously, has stood silent and done nothing, actually pretending it does not investigate the murder of American citizens abroad ... Interesting how...
  • Nastiness threatens online reader comments (Liberals don't like being told they suck)

    11/07/2015 12:58:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that. In the face of rising vitriol -- attacks, bigotry and general nastiness -- news organizations are increasingly throwing in the towel on online comments. Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." It instead began taking "letters to the editor" to be screened by staff. Vox Media's online news site The Verge said in July it was "turning off comments...
  • It's time to start calling the media what it really is...

    11/06/2015 4:19:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    This is in response to the Ben Carson trumped up scandal du jour. Some time ago I did this graphic on the MSM, and it couldn't be more true today.
  • What Ted Cruz Did in Wednesday‚Äôs Debate Was So Much More Than an Applause Line

    10/29/2015 9:39:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/2015 | Walter Hudson
    In one moment, Senator Ted Cruz managed to do what no other candidate for the Republican nomination for president has done to this point: unite Republicans. He did so by pushing back against the ridiculously biased questions presented by CNBC moderators. The Hollywood Reporter transcribes: ‚ÄúThe questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don‚Äôt trust the media,‚ÄĚ said the U.S. senator from Texas, instantly earning applause.‚ÄúThis is not a cage match,‚ÄĚ he continued. ‚ÄúLook at the questions. ‚ÄėDonald Trump, are you a comic book villain;‚Äô ‚ÄėBen Carson, can you do math;‚Äô ‚ÄėJohn...
  • The conservative war on the mainstream media hit a new phase at the GOP debate

    10/29/2015 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2015 | By Philip Bump
    The Republican Party's relationship with the media reached an inevitable new stage during the debate on Wednesday night. Thanks in part to CNBC's clumsy handling of the event and in part to the long-term and increasing rejection of traditional media on the right, presidential candidates were able to skate past legitimate critiques by claiming bias ‚ÄĒ with the audience enthusiastically cheering them on. Three moments in particular were worth picking out. Most obvious was Ted Cruz's have-you-no-shame upbraiding of the questions asked by the network's moderators. Asked about his opposition to the budget deal being finalized in Washington this week,...
  • Ben Carson: Govt Finds It ĎMuch More Difficult to Dominate People Who Are Armedí

    10/25/2015 11:43:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On the October 25 airing of Meet the Press, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson stressed the important role an armed citizenry plays in preventing tyranny, saying, the government finds it ďmuch more difficult to dominate people who are armed.Ē That statement came after host Chuck Todd revisited Carsonís past comments about how he believes European Jews could have limited the scope of the Holocaust had they been armed. It was October 8 when Carson said, ďI think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. Iím telling...
  • Six points of view on the mainstream media today

    10/15/2015 3:35:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 10-15-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • What Sarah Palin's 'speak American' is all about

    09/07/2015 7:34:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2015 | John McWhorter
    Sarah Palin is hardly alone in her sense of some threat to the hegemony of English in the United States. You know the drill -- Jeb Bush answers a question in comfortable Spanish, and Palin, after some perfunctory compliments that Bush's conversational Spanish will be good for connecting to Latinos, gets in that here in the United States we need to "speak American." The problem with this kind of rhetoric is that it corresponds to no crisis. There hasn't been any documented tendency for native-born Americans to be uncomfortable in English. Those born here to non-English speaking parents speak their...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ĎMonsterí Named, ďTax Evasion.Ē Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the leftís most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. ďBuses of activists from a litany of organizations ó all funded in part by Mr. SorosĒ showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Donald Trump May Be the Great White Hope the GOP Needs

    07/04/2015 5:26:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 34 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Steve Berman
    The mainstream media is descending on The Donald like buzzards on carrionóand their instincts for a fresh kill are rarely wrong.† But donít discount Donald Trump. Erick Erickson offered sage advice for the tempestuous-tempered billionaire-cum-politician to stay on offense, but I expect that Trump will rebound very soon. The ďstay on offenseĒ advice works best for politicians, but Donald Trump isnít one.† Heís a unique personality that cuts through American culture like a chainsawórough, noisy, and with lots of flying pieces. Trumpís at his best when heís talking, and fortunately for him, itís probably his favorite pastime, other than writing...
  • (Pew Report) RIP: Over 100 newspapers dumped in year, ads down 50%, circulation hits bottom

    05/24/2015 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    The demise of big city print media, displayed in full by the painfully slow sale of the mammoth New York Daily News, is going nationwide as ad sales decline 50 percent and circulation plummets, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis According to their report, "The Declining Value Of U.S. Newspapers," just three different media companies in 2014 alone decided to dump more than 100 newspaper properties. Pew said the companies spun off the money-losing properties "in large part to protect their still-robust broadcast or digital divisions."
  • Hypothetically, Would You Still Have Voted For the Duck?

    05/20/2015 7:39:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Has there ever been a hypothetical question asked without malice aforethought? Bradford is overwhelmed with the gravitas of the hypothetical question posed to him.If the question comes from a lawyer or journalist the answer is no. Just ask Michael Dukakis or Mitt Romney if you donít believe me.So as Big Guyís foreign affairs strategery continues to implode experience some setbacks, the journo-class has been having a field day asking Republican candidates, and presumed candidates, the hypothetical question of the week:† "Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion (of Iraq)?" No matter how many times you try...
  • Another Network Ex-Reporter Explains How News Is in the Tank for Govít

    03/15/2015 11:04:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 13, 2015 11:05am ET | Jeff Dunetz
    In January of 2014, award-winning investigative journalist for NBC News Lisa Meyers announced she was leaving the network after thirty-three yearsósupposedly to work on her golf game. However, an interview this week with the Des Moines Register gave credence to the speculation that she left because network news no longer wanted to upset the White House and other politicians. [Ö] Meyers has made similar charges in the past: months before she left NBC, Newsbusters reported about a Meyers appearance where she called the press one of Obamaís most important constituencies. Ö
  • Mika: 'I Question Patriotism of Someone Who Questions President's Patriotism'

    02/23/2015 7:03:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might like to replace "Lean Forward" with a new slogan: "Dissent Is Unpatriotic." On today's Morning Joe, discussing the Rudy flap, Mika Brzezinski said: "I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president's patriotism." Joe Scarborough retorted that for years on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann got away with saying much worse about W without criticism from Mika or others in the MSM. View the video here.
  • Walkerís anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin [grab a cup of coffee and curl up with this]

    02/22/2015 11:48:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Robert Samuels
    KING, Wis. ó At the old union hall here on a recent afternoon, Terry Magnant sat at the head of a table surrounded by 18 empty chairs. A members meeting had been scheduled to start a half-hour earlier, but the small house, with its cracked walls and loose roof shingles, was lonely and desolate. ďThere used to be a lot more people coming,Ē said Magnant, a 51-year-old nursing assistant, sighing. The anti-union law passed here four years ago, which made Gov. Scott Walker a national Republican star and a possible presidential candidate, has turned out to be even more transformative...
  • Mainstream Press Anoint Jeb Bush ĎFrontrunnerí Despite Lackluster Poll Numbers

    02/14/2015 6:14:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush may find out that Wall Street money will not buy him the love of GOP primary voters like it does mainstream media elites who are rushing to cast him as the 2016 frontrunner. As soon as Mitt Romney announced that he would not make a third White House run, the mainstream press immediately anointed Bush as the clear Republican 2016 frontrunner. They made their pronouncements even though Bush had not yet proven with his speeches that he can be a successful candidate in the digital age and neither had the best ground game nor the...
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • ĎAnd then I invented beer!í Tweeters try to keep track of Brian Williamsí mis-memories

    02/05/2015 6:05:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    twitchy ^ | 2-2015
    Enjoy the mocking at the site. SAMPLE: Kevin in ABQ @KevinInABQ Follow Was named after Sir Edmund Hillary #BrianWilliamsMemories 2:55 PM - 4 Feb 2015
  • This Rand Paul interview with CNBC didn't go well

    02/03/2015 10:49:02 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | Aaron Blake
    Rand Paul does a lot of interviews -- a lot. This, from time to time, has gotten him in trouble. Rarely, though, has it gone as poorly as this. Speaking Monday afternoon with CNBC, Paul: 1) Reiterated his contention that vaccines should be voluntary. 2) Said this: "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." (Michele Bachmann said something similar during the 2012 presidential campaign. It didn't go over well.) 3) Actually shushed the anchor when he thought she wasn't allowing him to answer her questions.
  • German ANTI-Islamisation Marches: What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Want You To Know

    01/25/2015 7:49:46 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015 | Oliver Lane
    LEIPZIG, Germany Ė Wednesday night saw a flare of violence and an accompanying police operation on a scale without precedent in recent German history. A group opposing militant Islam in Europe has called a demonstration, the city is deafened by political slogans played over loudspeakers, property is vandalised, and explosives are thrown at police in colossal running battles that involve thousands of people. If you got your news from the mainstream media, what is increasingly known in Germany as the Ďliar pressí (Luegenpresse), the story might very well end there. Then again, the report might also throw in salacious details...
  • ĎNAACP Bombingí . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. ó From the liberal mediaís coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, youíd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: ďBombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old daysĒ ó MSNBC ďColorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACPĒ ó the Washington Post ďNAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights StrifeĒ ó Time magazine ďExplosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials sayĒ ó the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interview Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    01/20/2015 10:14:27 PM PST · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:57 | staff
    CNNís Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called ďno-go zones.Ē Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNNís Max Foster, saying that heís ďheard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women donít feel comfortable going in without veils Ö We all know that there are neighborhoods where police are less likely to go into.Ē ďI think that the radical Left absolutely wants to pretend like this problem is not here. Pretending itís not here...
  • Early CNN GOP Polls Already.Jeb Bush Ahead?,Who Are They Polling?, Democrats?

    12/29/2014 4:46:44 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    First Of All, Its A "CNN Poll". So already we can assume they probably did not call people in "Crucial Purple" States". Maybe the far left media is already working on their own version of "Operation Chaos"?.Making sure they keep Ted Cruz and Scott Walker out of the race and polls. As the media keeps bringing up the 2016 race and potential candidates, they seem to be focusing on Bush, Christie, Romney and Paul. And please! enough of the biased polls with GOP candidates against Hillary! We all know that most Conservative candidates will beat Hillary. Lets just wait till...
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • Predictable CNN Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP

    12/07/2014 10:36:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, CNNís Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturdayís runoff in Louisiana. During the discussion, Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying ďto govern responsibly and he wants to set the party up for major gains in '16. And that started in 2014 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions and eagerness in the House don't overtake the party.Ē
  • The Lady That Publicized Darren Wilsonís Address Was Just Given A Huge Dose Of Reality

    12/04/2014 7:07:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/3/2014 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Following his on-duty shooting of robbery suspect Michael Brown in August, Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson was targeted by protesters who automatically assumed the white officer was motivated by racism instead of a legitimate threat on his life. When a grand jury privy to the details of this incident determined the veteran officer should not be charged in the shooting, threats against his life only increased as rioters looted and destroyed businesses in the St. Louis suburb. Amid the civil unrest, New York Times reporter Julie Bosman stoked tensions by releasing the name of the street on which Wilson...
  • New level of Fox News dominance demands analysis, not dismissal

    11/25/2014 12:39:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | David Zurawik
    Any day now, I am expecting to turn on the tube and see an ad that says, ďMore Americans get their TV news from Fox than anywhere else.Ē. Whether that pleases or horrifies you, itís time to think seriously about what that says about Fox, CNN, MSNBC, the state of network news today and the role TV plays or doesnít play in providing us with reliable, trustworthy information. Much of the media establishment seems bent on ignoring the incredible ratings success of Fox News. Or, maybe itís just that Fox has pounded CNN and MSNBC in the ratings for so...
  • White House hits TV networks for skipping immigration address

    11/19/2014 5:15:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    politico ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks Ė ABC, CBS and NBC -- for skipping out on President Barack Obamaís Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration. ďIn 2006, Bush gave a 17 minute speech that was televised by all three networks that was about deploying 6000 national guard troops to the border. Obama is making a 10 minute speech that will have a vastly greater impact on the issue. And none of the networks are doing it. We canít believe they were aggrieved that we announced this on Facebook,Ē a senior administration official told...
  • If CNN had reported on the Nuremberg Trials

    11/19/2014 8:06:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    American Soldiers Kill Nine Germans Nuremberg, October 6, 1946 Seven German civilians and two military personnel were killed by American soldiers today in a Bavarian town recently devastated by Allied bombing. The victims were identified as Hans Frank, 46; Wilhem Frick, 69; Alfred Jodl, 56; Ernst Kaltenbrunner, 43; Wilhelm Keitel, 64; Joachim von Ribbentrop, 53; Alfred Rosenberg, 53; Fritz Saukel, 51; and Arthur Seyss-Inquart, 54. The victims either had their necks broken or were strangled.
  • USA Today's Susan Page: Obama WH 'Dangerous' for Reporters

    10/28/2014 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Obama administration, despite the president's promises of transparency, is "more dangerous" to the media than any other White House in history, USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page said this weekend. Page, speaking Saturday at a White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) seminar, also said the administration is "more restrictive," in reference to the its leak investigations and naming Fox News' James Rosen as a co-conspirator in a violation of the federal Espionage Act, writes The Washington Post's Eric Wemple in an opinion piece Tuesday. Veteran New York Times reporter Peter Baker, telling one of the stories, said that while...
  • USA Todayís Susan Page: Obama administration most Ďdangerousí to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administrationís record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, ďIt is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in coveringĒ; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, ďI think Obama hates the pressĒ; and CBS Newsís Bob Schieffer, who said, ďThis administration exercises more control than George W. Bushís did, and his before that.Ē USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • WOODWARD: LOTS OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ON OBAMA'S INVOLVEMENT IN IRS SCANDAL

    10/26/2014 12:56:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2014 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Bob Woodward said there are, "lots of unanswered questions," about the Obama administrations involvement in the IRS scandal surrounding the targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Woodward said, "The reality now in my view that in the Obama administration, there are lots of unanswered questions about the IRS, particularly. If I were young, I would take Carl Bernstein and move to Cincinnati where that IRS office is and set up headquarters and go talk to everyone."
  • What election? Big 3 networks ignore anti-Obama election

    10/22/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The nationís Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this yearís anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
  • no facts, no peace

    08/20/2014 3:47:12 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right."
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White Houseóand throughout journalismóthat threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White Houseóand other big instititutionsóare manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agentís Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agentís name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an ďembarrassing flubĒ even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. Whatís given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for ďaccuracy.Ē ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject heís reporting on to verify accuracy. Thatís just crazy. Heíd make...
  • Media Uninterested In Benghazi Coverup

    In June 2013 Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department. The most transparent administration in history has largely refused to respond to FIOA requests concerning Benghazi. Judicial Watch had enough and filed suit. The result is fairly substantial evidence that the administration made up the anti-Mohammed video protest to save face for Obama. Jay Carney continues the charade, pretending the emails donít actually mean what they say. The most transparent administration in history wants us to believe that straight forward emails arenít at all straight forward. This shouldnít come as much of a surprise....
  • Proof the American Press Is Dishonestí: OíReilly Slams Media for Failure to Cover Benghazi Memo

    04/30/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/30/2014 | FOX NEWS INSIDER
    Bill OíReilly said thereís no question that the White House misrepresented the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. Five days after the attack, then-Ambassador Susan Rice told the world that the attack was not pre-planned and was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video. ďThat was not true, that was not even close to being true,Ē OíReilly said. According to a White House memo obtained by Judicial Watch, Ben Rhodes sent an email to prep Rice about the attack, listing the following two goals:
  • Evan Sayet: To Todayís Modern Liberal Journalists, Objective Reporting is an Act of Bigotry

    03/19/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    In his speech last January at the Conservative Forum in Silicon Valley, Evan Sayet addressed the question of ďWhy the Mainstream Media gets Every Major Story Not Just Wrong But as Wrong as Wrong Can Be.Ē The short answer to the question about the mediaís utter, complete and total failure, Sayet claims, is that to todayís ďjournalists,Ē ďItís an act of bigotry, to be an objective reporter.Ē This is the line that Rush Limbaugh, in his hour-long rhapsodizing on the speech, called ďbrilliant,Ē saying ďI wish Iíd thought of it myself.Ē Rushís plaudits aside (indeed, he has cited Sayetís speech...
  • Obama Administrationís Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

    02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/19/2014 | Fred Lucas
    A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition saying ďno government monitors in newsrooms.Ē Thatís according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours. The agency announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, explaining that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the ďcritical...
  • The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page

    02/04/2014 2:50:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 2/4/2014 | KEN KURSON
    ITíS WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. Whatís less well knownóand about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institutionóis how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times. The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former Times staffers that the situation has ďreached the boiling pointĒ in...
  • 24 Underreported Democrat Scandals That Make News Media's 'Bridgegate Mania' Look Like a Joke

    01/10/2014 3:55:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Independent Review Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kyle Becker
    Whatever happened in New Jersey under Governor Chris Christie in regards to the already-infamous ďbridgegate,Ē the open gloating by the media over the unacceptable behavior of the Republican governorís staffers is extremely revealing. Regardless of oneís views on Governor Chris Christie, this coordinated political feeding frenzy is liberal hypocrisy at its finest. ... Here are 25 underreported stories that most news media barely reported on, or blew by as quickly as possible because Democrats are involved. Fast & Furious Benghazi IRS Targeting Scandal AP/Fox News Tracking ObamaCareís No-Bid Website NSA Scandal Weinergate Spitzer Prostitution Scandal Jon Edwardsí Infidelity Chris Dodd...
  • Palin Resolves to Be 'More Aggressive' Calling Out 'Lapdog' Media

    01/04/2014 10:38:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After ringing in the new year resolving to help Americans make government as irrelevant as possible, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin added another resolution on Saturday: be more aggressive in calling out the so-called "lamestream" media for their "lapdog laziness." She related how Richard Nixon's presidency was ended once reporters busted him for spying, but Obama is celebrated even though one of his hallmarks has been the National Security Agency widespread spying programs. Palin said she was glad to "hear the new political year kicked off with Sen. Rand Paul suing the President for violating our rights," in reference to...
  • Honestly, all of the mainstream media companies could just merge under this one logo...

    12/30/2013 11:17:42 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-30-13 | The Looking Spoon
    The debacle brought forth by the New York Times Benghazi whitewash and comments from Fox News Benghazi sources referring to the report as "baloney" lead me to re-purpose a graphic created back in 2011 (almost 2 years ago to the day)...
  • Mediaís Top 10 Most Embarrassing Predictions of 2013

    12/18/2013 5:40:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    MRC.org ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Sean Long
    Getting it wrong, news outletsí erroneous forecasts: Healthcare.gov like online shopping, abundant Atlantic hurricanes, $24 billion government shutdown and more. Print, broadcast or web, the media sure arenít Nostradamus. In spite of their best attempts, the news media have gotten it wrong prediction after prediction on a wide range of business and economic issues in 2013. Just in the past year, reporters warned of ďeconomic doomsday,Ē thought Healthcare.gov was going to be ďeasyĒ just like Amazon.com, and warned of melting polar ice, even as a new record was set for ice mass. In many cases, the failed predictions were an...