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  • With Iran, the Left And The Media Are All About The Narrative

    04/01/2015 6:47:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/1/15 | Steve Berman
    The Obama-worshipping sycophantic media always presumes his motives are pure and conservatives are crass and evil.  And they just keep proving it over and over again. The New Yorker penned this piece titled “A Calculated Risk” which lays the blame for Iran’s nuclear ambitions on Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.   No kidding. Ford’s talks failed, as did negotiations undertaken by the Carter Administration. In 1979, the Shah fell to the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini, believing that nuclear weapons were un-Islamic, initially put Iran’s program on ice. After Khomeini’s death, in 1989, his successors bargained, smuggled, and dissembled, and by...
  • Talk, Don't Shoot On Iran, Voters Say [Quinnipiac Obama Poll]

    04/01/2015 3:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    By a margin of 4-1 or higher, voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, prefer a negotiated settlement to reduce Iran's nuclear program rather than military intervention, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today..... Barack Obama remains deep in the hole, with negative job approval ratings: 41 - 55 percent in Florida; 42 - 54 percent in Ohio; 40 - 56 percent in Pennsylvania.
  • Media Absolves Jew-Basher Trevor Noah… After All, It Was Only Jews He Attacked – No Big Deal

    03/31/2015 10:00:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/31/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Trevor Noah        ✔ @Trevornoah Follow Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel 1:24 AM - 12 May 2014 Trevor Noah        ✔ @Trevornoah Follow Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!  Trevor Noah, whose obsessive Jew-bashing on Twitter was reported last night by The Gateway Pundit and others, is scheduled to perform a string of sold out comedy shows in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Arlington, Virginia the week after Easter. Undoubtedly his fellow Jew-bashing progressives will...
  • The MSNBC ratings keep getting worse

    03/31/2015 8:25:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for MSNBC, along came the quarterly ratings reports. In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC endured its lowest quarterly demo numbers in a decade, and its total viewership since the final quarter of 2007. Prime-time viewership was down 45 percent in the demo from the first quarter of 2014, while daytime viewership was down 39 percent in the demo. On Tuesday, while Fox News and CNN were boasting their own quarterly numbers -- Fox News remained dominant, CNN made major strides in the demo -- MSNBC chose to focus on the...
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Rick Klein
    Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis. Rick Sutton, a veteran LGBT organizer and activist based in Indiana, said those who are upset by the new law...
  • [DNC] Say Pence Press Conference Complicates Things

    03/31/2015 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Clinton Daily News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ken Hartman
    In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s press conference today, please see the below statement from Holly Shulman, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee: “Nothing Gov. Pence said today changes the fact he advocated for and signed into law a bill that allows Indiana business to discriminate against the LGBT community under the guise of religious freedom. Attacking the media is no excuse for the fact that Pence was warned this legislation would hurt Indiana’s economy and its image weeks before Pence even signed it into law. The business community is not lining up against RFRA because of...
  • Crimean Tatar Media Forced to Shut Down Under Russian Law

    03/31/2015 11:40:02 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/31/2015 | Felicty Capon
    All but one of Crimea’s independent Tatar-language media outlets, including several popular children’s television channels, will be shut down tomorrow as the midnight deadline for re-registration expires under Russian law, Amnesty International has warned. The Crimean Tatar-language publications, websites and broadcasting outlets, although they claim to have submitted their applications for re-registration in good time, have been “arbitrarily” refused re-registration, or not heard back from licensing authorities after applying last April, according to Amnesty. If they do not close, they face hefty fines and even criminal prosecutions. In stark contrast, Russian-language media outlets reportedly received their licenses shortly after applying.
  • New 'Daily Show' Host Twitter Feed Full of Gay, Fat, Jew, Asian Jokes

    03/31/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/15 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Trevor Noah, the 31 year-old South African comedian hand-picked by Jon Stewart and Comedy Central to replace Stewart, has a major Twitter problem on his hands. Being shot to superstardom often results in an instantaneous social media vetting, something Noah, Stewart, and Comedy Central were apparently unaware of. ItÂ’s fairly obvious no one in charge vetted NoahÂ’s Twitter feed or they just didnÂ’t care that it is loaded with jokes aimed at gays, Asians, the overweight, and Jews. This revelation is especially interesting after learning that Noah has already trashed America as racist. The hypocrisy of Jon Stewart is just...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • NBC’s Ann Curry Compares Conservatives in U.S. to Skeptical Iranian Leaders Ahead of Deadline

    03/31/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/30/2015 | Curtis Houck
    While reporting on Monday’s NBC Nightly News with the latest from the Iranian side of the international talks in Switzerland over their nuclear program, Ann Curry smeared U.S. conservatives by likening them to radical hardliners in Iran’s Islamic regime. After a report from chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell on the overall state of the talks as the Tuesday deadline approaches, interim anchor Lester Holt turned to Curry for “the latest on a tough situation facing Iranian negotiators having to convince hardliners in that country to go along with any deal.” Curry began her brief report by declaring that Monday...
  • Gov. Walker doesn't expect bill like Indiana's religious freedom act to become law in Wisconsin

    03/31/2015 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW ^ | March 30, 2015 | Caissa Casarez
    MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Governor Scott Walker talked about Indiana's religious freedom bill on Monday in the Milwaukee area for the first time since it became law last week. Walker believes the NCAA will discuss how the bill, which some say gives businesses the right to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, will impact their headquarters and events like the Big Ten Football Championship Game, which are in Indianapolis, in the near future. Despite that, he doesn't think the law will stop most Badgers fans from making the trip to Indianapolis to see the men's basketball team play in the...
  • STATE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS

    03/30/2015 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The National Conference of State Legislatures ^ | March 30, 2015 | by Jonathan Griffin
    In 1997, in the City of Boerne v. Flores decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) did not apply to the states. Since 1993, 20 states have enacted state RFRAs. These laws are intended to echo the federal RFRA, but are not necessarily identical to the federal law. Indiana is the most recent state to enact a RFRA, doing so this year. Sixteen states have introduced legislation this year regarding the creation of, or alteration to, a state religious freedom law. Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas currently have a RFRA, but have introduced...
  • 4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police

    03/30/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 30, 2015 | By JIM SUHR
    Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them. The lawsuit, filed Monday in St. Louis, alleges the arrests for the journalists' failure to disperse as demanded by police on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 were "undertaken with the intention of obstructing, chilling, deterring, and retaliating against (the) plaintiffs for engaging in constitutionally protected speech, newsgathering and recording of police activities." The plaintiffs include Ryan Devereaux of...
  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    This is the most hilarious interview with Ted Cruz I’ve seen thus far. Thank you CNN, for delivering this epic bit of blowback: [IVDEO] Please, somebody, help me, I can’t stop laughing. Bash tried to smack Cruz around by comparing him to Obama (funny, she didn’t have a problem with the current president having no executive or much political experience when he ran for the White House in 2008), hoping it would silence and embarrass the senator from Texas. She got a healthy dose of “you’ve got to be kidding” me instead. Two years in the Senate, not much experience...
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • MSM Incurious About Harry Reid's Gym Equipment 'Accident'

    03/30/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been three months since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's exercise equipment "accident" and he remains blind in his injured eye. So when will Reid sue the exercise equipment company or even mention the brand name? So far nothing solid on this from Reid and the mainstream media continues to remain on incurious mode. This was particularly noticebable last week when Reid announced that he won't be seeking re-relection. Speculation again heated up on talk radio and in the blogosphere about this "accident" but from the MSM.....the sounds of silence. Among those taking note of the strange circumstances of Reid's...
  • Rivals, critics doubt Ted Cruz’s credentials at their peril

    03/29/2015 6:44:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tom Jackson
    As we have discovered since he jetted from the starting blocks as 2016’s first declared presidential candidate, Ted Cruz seems to be a lot of things: scholar, radical (or patriot), genius (or know-it-all), upstart, loner, throwback (or traditionalist) and all-around lightning rod. Unproven, however, is that Cruz, a devoutly conservative Republican, is not qualified to seek the presidency, which was the position staked out by feather-trigger snipers even as Liberty University students showered his announcement with standing ovations. (Yes, they sort of had to be there, but they didn’t have to be enthusiastic about it.) Cruz, 44, is a first-term...
  • Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare Is Your Short-Sighted Media Fixation Of The Week

    03/29/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jason Linkins
    As you may have heard, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week officially joined the 2016 GOP primary scrum (or, if you've a yen for parsing narrow legal definitions, leaped past that scrum), in a fancy to-do at Liberty University -- a fitting venue for Cruz to lay down the foundation of his pitch to the conservative base, in which he adopts the persona of Jesus H. Reagan. Or, if you prefer, Ronald H. Christ -- it's essentially the same concept, and I am not a picky man. But what Cruz did next was very puzzling: He signed up for Obamacare....
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • 'My problem with Cruz is that he's very, very smart'

    03/29/2015 11:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 29, 2015 | Dan Joppich
    If establishment pundits can’t deny a Republican’s intelligence, then they have to claim his intelligence is a problem. The other day, NPR’s Robert Siegel assembled his usual suspects from the New York Times, Washington Post and Brookings Institution to provide a “balanced” review of the week in politics, including the latest from Ted Cruz. These two short sentences provide a perfect example of the uphill climb Cruz and any Republican has ahead: DAVID BROOKS of the NY Times: “My problem with Cruz is that he’s very, very smart – he’s going to Wall Street these days and impressing people with...
  • Police: Woman Threw Molotov Cocktail at Anti-Abortion Protestors

    03/28/2015 3:14:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    KEYE-TV ^ | 3/24/15
    A woman is facing charges after police say she threw a Molotov cocktail at anti-abortion protesters who were standing outside of Planned Parenthood. Melanie Toney, 52, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the affidavit, the incident happened around 6:25 p.m. on Monday at the Planned Parenthood building on East Ben White Boulevard. Multiple witnesses told police that they witnessed Toney throw a flaming object out of the passenger side window of her BMW SUV near the protesters, the affidavit stated.
  • Cruz Control: A heartfelt missive to the liberally biased reporters in my town.

    03/28/2015 2:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2015 | Patrick O'Hannigan
    Dear journalists: May I have a public word with you, especially if you edit the Raleigh News and Observer? You probably take a dim view of unsolicited advice from a junior member of the guild, but I think I can save you some grief in the run-up to next year’s presidential election, with an assist from the first official candidate for the Republican nomination. That candidate would, of course, be Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the stories about him are written with the same “Get a load of this guy!” tone regardless of where they come from, but I thought...
  • Corporations Feed Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:26:32 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2015 | S.P.
    This invisible government which polices the very habits and thoughts that created the culture of consumption is now managing a sustained culture of political correctness. As many modern American capitalists will tell you, money does not discriminate. The almighty and powerful dollar does not care what colour our skin may be or what god we may kneel to. It is man that discriminates on such lines. It is man who utters words and ideas that may alienate or segregate potential consumers. If corporations were to sell their products selectively to Anglo-Saxon, white Americans, they would be consciously minimizing their own...
  • Hillary Clinton Supporters Name 13 Dirty Words Reporters Can't Use

    03/27/2015 5:54:15 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://www.truthrevolt.org ^ | 3/26/2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    A group called HRC Super Volunteers just warned me "We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism..." 2/2 Sexist words, they say, include "polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident..." Also sexist, according to HRC Super Volunteers: "Secretive" and "will do anything to win, represents the past, out of touch..." Amy Chozick
  • Ted Cruz and the Media

    03/27/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Leonhardt
    Ted Cruz received almost 4.5 million votes in the 2012 Texas Senate election, which he won in a landslide. Millions more Americans, outside Texas, agree with his aggressive brand of conservatism. He has been one of the most influential figures in Congress lately, and this week he became the first major candidate to announce an official 2016 presidential campaign. He also has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone of becoming president. So what are we in the media supposed to do about Mr. Cruz’s candidacy? He is, on the one hand, a major figure in American...
  • State Run Media: Feds Paying Politico Big Bucks

    03/26/2015 11:00:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    State run media. When you first heard Rush Limbaugh coin that term, many probably believed he was at the very least guilty of a bit of hyperbole. Well, according to Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard, in the case of Politico it really does look like state run media due to payoffs by various federal agencies in the form of subscription fees.  Bier lays out in detail the payoffs, uh, I mean "subscription fees," the feds have paid to Politico over the years. Since 2011 nearly a million bucks paid by federal departments and agencies to Politico with nearly $432, 000...
  • MSNBC Apologizes for Comment: Nothing Says ‘Let’s Go Kill Some Muslims’ Like Country Music

    03/25/2015 5:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 25, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    After a guest made a disparaging comment about country music, MSNBC host Ari Melber apologized on-air Wednesday afternoon and informed his audience that the network does not condone such remarks. During a Now w/ Alex Wagner conversation about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s statement that he became a country music fan directly after 9/11, guest Jamilah Lemieux opened up the conversation with this remark: “Nothing says ‘Let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music, fresh from Lynchburg, Virginia. Someone who obviously does not want to be a polarizing candidate, he wants to bring people together, I mean — really? That’s...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Liberal Media Pitches Fit Over Cruz Candidacy

    03/25/2015 12:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 25, 2015 | Aleister
    Dirty…slimy…dangerous…As you can probably imagine, Ted Cruz’s announcement about his plans to run for president in 2016 brought out a whole new level of crazy from liberals in media and most of it was very ugly. The fine folks at Newsbusters have done a tremendous job chronicling the MSM reaction in words and video. Here are a few choice examples. From Jeffrey Meyer: Donny Deutsch Attacks ‘Scary…Dangerous…Slimy’ Ted Cruz Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, Donny Deutsch viciously attacked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) following his announcement that he will be running for president, calling the Tea Party favorite “scary”...
  • Cruz told Megyn Kelly that his 2012 race proves he can win 2016. It’s impossible to prove him wrong.

    03/25/2015 11:31:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 25, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had a simple response to Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly when she asked him whether he could win the presidency: Look at 2012. That was the year in which Cruz, then Texas's solicitor general, was elected to the Senate. “We brought together conservatives and libertarians and evangelicals and women and young people and Hispanics and Reagan Democrats,” Cruz said of that race. To which I say: Who knows? The reason for the uncertainty is that there was no exit poll in 2012 in Texas. It was one of 19 states where the broadcast networks and the...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Nothing Like the Warm Embrace of the Mainstream Media'

    03/25/2015 10:59:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    CNS ^ | March 25, 2015 | Susan Jones
    "Well, look, there's nothing like the warm embrace of the mainstream media," Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox New Tuesday night, after various liberal media outlets bashed him as a "scary," "dangerous," "slimy" no-compromiser with a "hardline conservative message." For starters. The day after announcing his presidential ambitions, Cruz told Megyn Kelly one of his "favorite comments" came from the New York Times, which said that Cruz could not be swayed by the Washington elites, who hate him. "And I have to admit, my immediate thought was, holy cow, do I have to disclose that to the Federal Election Commission (the...
  • Ted Cruz Vs The Liberal Elitists

    03/25/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | March 25, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    Scott McCay had a short, but good post about the sneering from the anti-Cuban bigots liberal elitists at the New Yorker calling Ted Cruz “uppity.” It’s just the latest in a series of attacks on Cruz by his “betters” in the liberal elite and the RINO establishment (okay, I’m being redundant). The elitists are also attacking Ted Cruz’s music choices. He said that he became a country music fan after 9/11 because he didn’t like how rock musicians responded to it and he feels more emotionally connected to it. Instead of just leaving those remarks for what they are, his...
  • Boy, 10, dead in Miami shooting

    03/25/2015 1:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/25/15 | Liane Morejon
    A 10-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head in Miami, police said. The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Northwest Fourth Court. Miami police found the boy lying on the walkway in front of the home.... The boy is not the only child to be shot Tuesday within Miami city limits. Earlier in the evening, two 16-year-olds were shot in the 2000 block of Northwest 18th Terrace. One of those teens died at Ryder Trauma Center and the other was listed Tuesday night in critical but stable condition.
  • Chattering Class Relish Opportunity to ‘Analyze’ Their Dream Punching Bag: Ted Cruz

    03/24/2015 4:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Each December since I-don’t-know-when, I enjoy speculating over what the best Super Bowl matchup would be from an entertainment perspective. Oftentimes that doesn’t mean both top seeds from the AFC and NFC making it to February (as was the case last month), but what game will create the biggest buzz, controversy and hype. This year, I saw that matchup not as Seahawks-Patriots (Richard Sherman is so 2014), but Cowboys-Patriots instead. Just the presence of Tony Romo and all the buildup around his legacy (which has taken a very unfair rap as a choker in big spots despite stats to the...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • REPORTS: MSM REPORTERS GIVE HILLARY CLINTON STANDING OVATION AFTER SHE TAKES NO QUESTIONS

    03/24/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24,2015
    On Monday evening, mainstream media reporters reportedly gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she joked about her private email scandal and took no questions from the press–at an event honoring excellence in journalism. According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions after her 20-minute speech in Washington, D.C., which prompted the Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, who won this year’s Robin Toner award for excellence in political reporting, to reportedly make Clinton an offer: “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.” Time reported that “Clinton received a standing...
  • Unions and a Complicit Media in Pro-Paid Sick Time Campaign

    03/24/2015 7:33:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/19/2015 | Tom Gantert
    An orchestrated campaign promoting a bill to impose a paid sick leave mandate on most Michigan employers has the fingerprints of labor unions and a pollster with direct connections to the Michigan Democratic Party and legislators, and is being aided by a complicit media whose stories play down the potentially costly consequences. One of the organizations identified by the media as part of the “statewide coalition” is Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – ROC-United-Michigan. A Michigan Radio online commenter points out a flaw in the polling question. The website RocExposed.com claims it is a front organization for unions. The website links...
  • Threat Against Obama's Hoops-Playing Niece Found Unsubstantiated [Media Hype]

    03/24/2015 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/24/15
    A phoned-in threat against President Barack Obama's niece that led authorities to boost security at Monday night's between the University of Maryland and Princeton University turned out to be unsubstantiated, police said. Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, is a freshman forward for Princeton. The game went on without incident, said University of Maryland police
  • The Left’s Ted Cruz Freakout: Cruz’s enemies line up against him — just the way he likes it.

    03/23/2015 11:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | March 24, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Much of the political world went into full freakout mode yesterday as crusading conservative Ted Cruz became the first candidate from either of the major parties to formally announce he is running for president in 2016. The ritual denunciations of Cruz, the junior Republican senator representing Texas, from all across the fruited plain quickly piled up. Since he assumed office in January 2013, Cruz has come under intense fire from the Left and from a few corners in the GOP. Some of the criticism is well thought out but much of it doesn’t rise above the level of schoolyard taunts....
  • An American Renaissance

    03/23/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 2, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin PhD
    The Obama years will be forever known as the Dark Ages of US history, a time of political, cultural and economic deterioration. We have yet to see if they will lead to the fall of the American republic. In the Obama years, the lie became not only a campaign strategy or a means to enact damaging policies, but an institution of government; the Presidency itself, a lie of monstrous proportions guarded by the complicit and the willingly ignorant. In the Obama years, the Congress finally clearly demonstrated that although we have elections, there is no longer a government representing its...
  • Reconsidering My August Post on Ferguson and ‘Conflicting Accounts’ (NYT's public editor)

    03/23/2015 9:41:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | March 23, 2015 | Margaret Sullivan
    In the heat of a very hot news moment last summer, I criticized a Times story about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I want to acknowledge that I misjudged an important element of that story.
  • Why We Should Ignore Ted Cruz as Much as Possible (Boy, that was quick!)

    03/22/2015 9:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Atlantic Sentinel ^ | March 23, 2015 | Nick Ottens
    If Ted Cruz announces he is running for president on Monday, you won’t read much about it here. Even if he is serious and not, as The Daily Beast believes, only interested in drawing attention to himself, the first-term senator from Texas is not going to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, much less the 2016 election. He is a political lightweight whose has managed to alienate just about everyone except the most reactionary of Republican activists with his bluster and sabotage. Cruz’ McCarthy-esque denunciations of his political opponents don’t suggest he’ll be able to persuade many Democrats to switch...
  • And so 2016 begins: Ted Cruz critics arrive like clockwork

    03/22/2015 7:58:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    When Republican presidential posturing turns into definitive action, the critics come out like clockwork. It happened last week when Donald Trump announced he had formed a presidential exploratory committee and was immediately met with accusations he was disingenuous, unqualified or seeking publicity. Something similar is now underway against Sen. Ted Cruz, who will step before a Liberty University student convocation at precisely 10 a.m. on Monday and reveal he’s running for the White House in 2016. The Texas Republican is skipping the exploratory phase. Caustic headlines have arrived before he even gets to the microphone, these from the last 48...
  • Al Jazeera America is Running Out of People to Fire

    03/21/2015 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What do you get when you combine Al Gore’s low performing lefty MSNBC alternative news channel with an oil state that sponsors terrorism? The answer is a cable news channel that even fewer people watch.Struggling Al Jazeera America is cutting jobs and replacing most of its daytime lineup with an overseas news feed in its latest reshuffling. The cable outfit told staff on Friday it’s canceling both its morning news report and “Consider This with Antonio Mora” at 11 a.m. It’s also scrapping its 4 p.m. news hour and pushing its 6 p.m. coverage an hour later to 7...
  • WABC-TV's Lisa Colagrossi dies; former Cleveland anchor suffered aneurysm (49yr old Mother of 2)

    03/21/2015 4:04:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Cleveland Plains Dealer ^ | March 21, 2015
    New York City television anchor and Strongsville native Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a brain aneurysm a day earlier. Colagrossi, 49, who anchored weekend morning news for NBC station WKYC-TV (Channel 3) in Cleveland in the early 1990s, became ill while on a reporting assignment for WABC-TV. She was also a morning anchor for the station. The station confirmed her death early Saturday in a lengthy tribute. Earlier, a Twitter post by anchor Sade Baderinwa said "hearts are broken" at the station over Colagrossi's death.
  • Hours after budget rollouts, Politico declares GOP impasse, “cataclysmic” consequences

    03/20/2015 7:39:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    hot air ^ | March 19, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The Republican-led House passed budget resolutions every year since taking control in the 2010 midterms, while Senate Democrats under Harry Reid refused to pass any at all for four years. After less than 24 hours, though, a Republican “failure” to come up with an agreement between the House and the Senate is not just “cataclysmic” already, but proof that the GOP can’t handle the “basic functions of governing.” Republicans handled it for four years while Democrats failed to perform the basic function of legislating, but somehow that didn’t get seen as “cataclysmic” for them at Politico. Maybe Politico’s analysts could...
  • The Ferguson Hoax and Media Truth-telling

    03/20/2015 7:09:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Cliff Kincaid
    The praise for Capehart for eventually telling the truth may be one way the media can attempt to atone for their sins in this coverage. But it’s not good enough. You know the standards of the media have hit rock bottom when a liberal commentator makes news for telling the truth. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and MSNBC has become a media star for his belated recognition of the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie out of Ferguson, Missouri. Better late than never, except for the fact that this liberal narrative was always in dispute. There was never any legitimate...
  • Scott Walker: If you’re on our team, ‘you need to respect the voters’

    03/20/2015 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Speaking in South Carolina Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker alluded indirectly to the recent departure of a communications aide he had brought onto his political team after she had drawn fire over tweets she sent about Iowa, an early presidential state. “One of my clear rules is, if you’re going to be on our team, whether on the paid staff or a volunteer, what I always say is you need to respect the voters,” Mr. Walker said in Greenville, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. “Because, really, if you think about campaigns, it’s not about the candidate or the staff. It’s...