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  • CNN Anchor Bill Weir to Fox Nation: ‘You Willfully Ignorant [expletive]sticks’ (UPDATED)

    07/31/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    It’s safe to say CNN anchor Bill Weir is not a fan of climate change deniers. On Thursday, the Twitter account for Fox Nation, a blog run by Fox News, tweeted a link to a post headlined, “Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings.” The story, aggregated from the Washington Times, relates to a Denver visit by former Vice President Al Gore‘s “Climate Reality Project” for EPA hearings on power plant emissions. The group showed up to hand out ice cream even though it was 58 degrees. Weir retweeted the link, with his own comment:...
  • When All Is Lost: Blame The Tea Party!

    07/31/2014 6:17:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 7/31/14 | Me
    Only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Well, not exactly. I'm always dumbfounded when the Tea Party – basically the old conservative wing of the Republican Party – is routinely and viscously slandered as racists, extremists, and blamed for every misfortune or injustice to befall America. What is conveniently concealed or transposed by puppets of propaganda, premeditated with extreme prejudice I might add, is that our members are nothing more than staunch Reaganites: loyal to a man who is largely considered one of the greatest Presidents in American history by Republicans, Independents and moderate Democrats alike. Yet,...
  • Family vacationing in Kansas City snaps selfie with president

    07/31/2014 4:49:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    KCTV-TV ^ | 7/30/14 | Laura McCallister, Jamie Oberg
    People are still buzzing about the presidential visit to Kansas City and that includes one family from Denver who took a selfie with the president at Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. After speaking with the Carrado family, it might now be known who's responsible for President Barack Obama not getting any coleslaw when he tried to order it at the restaurant....
  • Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54%

    07/29/2014 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    The Financial Times reports that a drop in ad sales at the New York Times caused the left-wing newspaper's profits to collapse 54% in the second quarter of this year. [Snip] A fall in advertising revenues and stepped-up investment in digital products outweighed rises in digital subscribers and circulation revenue at the New York Times, sending headline profit 54 per cent lower in the second quarter.
  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters won’t talk about it. The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • The Associated Press is ruining its brand

    07/29/2014 2:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Associated Press has a big social media problem. A string of poorly worded and misleading tweets from that news organization have begun to seriously damage that institution’s coveted brand as an apolitical and trusted reporting outlet. The series of terrible tweets from the AP began on July 22 when the organization rushed to promote a breaking story regarding the American intelligence community’s formal assessment of the parties involved in the July 17 attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. BREAKING: US officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found.— The Associated Press (@AP)...
  • Fringe Factor: 'Gaystapo' Claims Its Latest 'Victim' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/28/2014 5:22:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    A newspaper editor was fired after comparing gays to Nazis. Now he claims his First Amendment rights to write stupid things were violated.In April, the goateed editor of the Jasper County, Iowa Newton Daily News, Bob Eschliman, took to his personal blog to talk about Jesus and compare homosexuals to the Gestapo, as one does. When he was then fired, he felt as though he was under attack for his personal choice to live as he pleases — according to his interpretation of the Bible — and presumably saw no irony in that whatsoever. His incendiary post was promptly deleted...
  • My Challenge to the Washington Post ( Sarah Palin )

    07/27/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by taildragger · 45 replies
    Facebook | 7/27/2014 | Sarah Palin
    My Challenge to the Washington Post To reclaim your credibility (and the mainstream media’s, at large), I challenge you to engage in the same aggressive investigative journalism you courageously employed 42 years ago covering President Nixon. The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama. One example: your reporters kept tracking an obscure break-in story and that led to revealing a grave problem in the White House. The Washington Post’s reputation soared as the...
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Letter: A review of Palin’s resume: She’s no idiot

    07/25/2014 8:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | July 24, 2014 | Floyd Diemoz
    The July 15 cartoon in the Post Independent showing Sara Palin as an impeachment buffoon reminds me of the recent rebranding of her as an “idiot” by progressives and their media disciples following speeches she gave at a conference in January. An idiot is a mentally deficient person below a moron or imbecile with an IQ under 25. Those who over the past six years continue to call her nasty names should admit her down-to-earth resume and life experiences at the time she was placed on the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 far exceed Barack Obama’s paper-thin resume. Sara Palin:...
  • Hillary Team Calls for Media Blackout of Anti-Clinton Books

    07/25/2014 11:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-25-14 | Alexander Marlowe
    Soon there will be three anti-Clinton books on the market, which is apparently enough to have gotten under the skin of Team Hillary. The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler, set for release next month, will join Clinton, Inc. by the Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper and Blood Feud by Ed Klein on bookshelves. Yesterday we reported that Clinton, Inc. has shot up the charts and now both Halper and Klein’s books are outselling Hillary Clinton’s recent memoir Hard Choices. “With Klein, Halper and Kessler, we now have a Hat Trick of despicable actors concocting trashy nonsense,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

    07/25/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported that: “Today's report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month,...
  • Semi Satire: Metaphors for Israel and Islam

    07/24/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The media, which have favorites and enemies, report accordingly. The UN Human Rights Council is much the same.IntroductionThis is a re-posting of a satirical article from May 23, 2012. It mocked media coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin (the Religion of Peace personified) at the hands of George Zimmerman (Zionism personified). It also mocked and compared media coverage of Israel and "Palestine" as of that date. With few exceptions, the media coverage of Israel, particularly in connection with her current operations in Gaza, has not substantially improved since then. Mr. Zimmerman was tried and convicted in the media. However, when relevant and admissible evidence was presented in a court...
  • CNN Vs. RT Shouting Match: ‘You’re Supposed To Be A Journalist!’ (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 1:16:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23 2014 | Aaron Bandler
    Things got heated very quickly this morning on CNN’s “New Day” on July 23. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with Russia Today reporter Peter LaVelle over the downing of the MH17 plane. Cuomo started the segment by asking LaVelle why Russian President Vladimir Putin hadn’t condemned how the crime scene was being handled. LaVelle immediately became defensive and called Cuomo’s question “ludicrous,” saying that Russia has conducted an investigation and provided forensic evidence. “We don’t have that coming out of Washington,” LaVelle said. “That’s what you should be asking. Why is the State Department relying upon Twitter and YouTube and...
  • VA, News Media Fail America's Fukushima First Responders

    07/23/2014 8:04:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    It’s been more than three years since the Fukushima disaster, in which an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the Fukushima region of Japan and significantly damaged its nuclear power plant. *******snip***** Once the demand for news from Japan waned, however, little follow-up ever occurred in the media to those stories being told days after the tsunami struck, particularly those of American first responders. The USS Ronald Reagan responded almost immediately to the tsunami disaster. The carrier, reports in 2013 noted, may have coasted through a radiation plume. Photos of bizarrely foamy snow aboard the ship began to circulate in some...
  • President’s Secret to Handling Criticism? Focus, and No TV

    07/23/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama had to laugh. He had just been asked how he deals with criticism, and something about the question just struck him as funny. Maybe it is because criticism is one thing he sees no shortage of these days. Addressing an audience largely made up of African-American boys and young men, Mr. Obama turned serious and gave a long, thoughtful answer about how, over the years, he has learned to focus on what is important to him and keep fixed on “the north star that steers you” no matter what others may say. “And then I just...
  • Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

    07/23/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 22, 2014 | By PETER BAKER
    Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises all at once — in Ukraine, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere — but making the current upheaval more complicated for Mr. Obama is the seemingly interlocking nature of them all. Developments in one area, like Ukraine, shape his views and choices in a crisis in another area, like the Middle East. “It’s a very tangled mess,” said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama and now president of United Against Nuclear Iran, an advocacy group. “You name it, the world is aflame....
  • Major Newspaper Breaks Media Silence: Global Conspiracy Silence On Persecution Christians Iraq

    07/23/2014 3:25:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | July 22, 2014
    FULL TITLE: MAJOR NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL BREAKS MEDIA SILENCE: Why the Global Conspiracy of Silence on Persecution of Christians in Iraq? It is to the greatest honor of Le Figaro, by far the largest and oldest national French daily, that it becomes this Wednesday the first major world newspaper to put on its front page and as its main headline the persecution of Christians in Iraq: "The Calvary of the Christians of Iraq". Also on its front page, the main editorial for today, "Silence, on persécute!" (Silence, We are Persecuting!), a dire direct accusation of the accomplices of this genocide, those...
  • Time to move on, Ms. Bondi [Miami Herald says AG shouldn't defend state constitution]

    07/23/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/22/14 | "Journalists"
    As attorney general of Florida, it’s a vital part of Pam Bondi’s job to enforce state laws and defend them in court. She can’t pick and choose only those she likes. But she also has a duty to pay attention to changes in the law, and in the public attitudes that support those laws... ....it should be increasingly clear that Ms. Bondi and officials in Tallahassee are swimming against the legal tide on the issue of gay marriage. Laws similar to Florida’s have been swept away in a wave of decisions around the country, with the rulings upheld by federal...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • WashPost's Sally Quinn Insists Selfish Sarah Palin Needs a 'Long, Long, Silent Retreat'

    07/22/2014 7:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Sally Quinn founded the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post, and she’s shown a repeated pattern of loathing conservative Christians, especially Sarah Palin. In Saturday’s , she went there again, trashing Sarah Palin as selfishly ruining our political culture, insisting she recommends a “long long silent retreat for her.” Rather typically, Quinn was cooing over a feminist Buddhist lecturer named Tara Brach: Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness. What has been happening in politics in Washington lately is symptomatic...
  • Why Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam aren’t really a surprise

    07/22/2014 10:19:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/22/14 | Cindy Boren
    Michael Sam may not be a distraction this week at the St. Louis Rams training camp, but the same cannot be said about Tony Dungy. The former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts found himself drawing criticism for telling the Tampa Tribune that, if he were still coaching today, he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “(n)ot because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
  • 6 Corporations Own 90% of American Media

    07/22/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT · by mgist · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 2012 | ashley Lutz
  • Joe Bastardi: Media Just "Want to Be Popular" on Climate Change

    07/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sean Long
    Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject. In an interview with the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, well-known meteorologist Joe Bastardi dissected and criticized major aspects of the climate change alarmism movement. Drawing on his knowledge of weather and climate history, Bastardi said that “extreme weather” events the media talk about so much are commonplace and the result of normal variability. He also attacked basic arguments about CO2, scientific consensus and alarmist media bias. Bastardi contended that climate alarmism is “ludicrous” and “not...
  • White House Press Secretary Faces Reporter Revolt After Criticizing Media At Briefing

    07/21/2014 12:43:42 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 21, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's faced a minor media revolt at his daily press briefing Monday after he criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sources. Several reporters at the briefing challenged Earnest's critique by pointing out White House officials regularly insist information be anonymously attributed to members of the administration in conference calls and other communications. "You criticize anonymous sources but we have anonymous sources from you every day," one reporter noted. "How can you criticize that when that's what you basically give us every day, except for the briefing?" Earnest responded sarcastically.
  • The media is drafting Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016

    07/21/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | Noah Rothman
    When asked just how vulnerable former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to a challenge from her left, the Acela Corridor’s political class is quick to note that 2016 is not 2008. They observe that the factors which made Clinton vulnerable to a challenge from then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 simply do not exist today. For example, those grounded political reporters say, the former secretary is wildly popular among Democrats. They cite polling data which shows the former secretary leading her most likely challenger – the sitting Vice President of the United States – often by more than...
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

    07/21/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 7/21/14
    ...Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what’s really important from what’s less important. I think he’s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he’s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well."
  • Terrorist supporters behind the ‘Israel must die, long live Palestine’ mobs

    07/21/2014 9:04:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    While frightened little school children in Israel hide under their desks during Palestinian rocket attacks, street mobs in the rest of the world are chanting “Israel must die, long live Palestine” over and over again in raucous voices growing louder. With Israel under attack, Palestinian protesters in Paris, London and in North American cities like Chicago and Calgary took to the streets in clockwork fashion. The protesters never have to duck from physical harm. They count on total impunity in the democratic settings where they conduct their activism.
  • Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects Journalists To Be '100 Percent In Her Corner,' Especially Women

    07/20/2014 9:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim Graham
    In May, Politico's reporting inside Democratic circles led them to the strange conclusion that the one thing that could sink Hillary's hopes of winning the White House was the press corps. A Clinton insider announced: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.” In July, Politico interviewed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who made some sense of this bizarre-sounding notion. The media has for many years defended and protected and glamorized the Clintons. But Abramson said Hillary expects the...
  • Putin’s Defiance After Malaysia Airlines Crash Points to Further Isolationism

    07/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 7/18/14 | Simon Shuster (in Kiev)
    At some point on Thursday evening, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 blew apart over some wheat field in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin had a chance to take stock of his options. There were essentially two....
  • Job Numbers Released; Florida Trending Upward [Media REFUSES to credit Rick Scott]

    07/19/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wusfnews.com ^ | 7/18/14 | Nathan Powell
    Florida is leading the nation in job growth, adding more than 37,000 jobs this month. The Tampa Bay area has added over 25,000 jobs in the last 12 months, third among metro areas in Florida, according to state officials..
  • Networks Ignore Criticism of Obama Attending Fundraisers Amid International Crises

    07/18/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 18 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    While NBC, ABC, and CBS have provided wall-to-wall coverage since midday Thursday on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over Ukraine and Israel sending ground forces into Gaza, none of the broadcast networks have made a single mention of President Obama being criticized for attending political fundraisers that night. Of the three network morning shows on Friday, only CBS This Morning even noted that Obama had just "returned to Washington late last night after a political trip to New York." Though it was never explained the trip was to raise campaign funds for the Democratic Party. NBC's Today didn't...
  • Inside John Kerry’s Diplomatic Save in Afghanistan [Media Still Worships Team Obama]

    07/18/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Time ^ | 7/18/14 | Michael Crowley
    As the sun went down over Kabul on Saturday July 13, Afghanistan’s future hung in the balance. Accusations of fraud in the country’s recent presidential election had paralyzed the country’s politics and threatened to trigger a civil war that could destroy the progress America’s costly military and diplomatic efforts had delivered since 2001....
  • 2014 ESPYs: First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam Holds Hands With Boyfriend On Red Carpet

    07/17/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Entertainmentwise.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Alicia Adejobi
    During the ceremony, Michael gave an incredibly emotionally-charged acceptance speech Michael Sam became the hero of the 2014 ESPYs last night when he not only proudly walked the red carpet with his boyfriend, but also brought the audience to tears with his emotional and inspiring speech when accepting an award for his incredible courage.
  • 'Reliable Sources' Interview With Josh Earnest Draws Only 62,000 Adults 25-54, 4th Lowest Ever

    07/15/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | July 15, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    CNN’s Reliable Sources interview with newly appointed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivered only 62,000 viewers in the adults 25-54, making it tied with 12/22/03 as the 4th lowest rated airing ever. The program also was down 28% in the adults 25-54 audience from last week’s episode, which fell on the Fourth of July weekend. Meanwhile, FNC’s MediaBuzz was #1 in both categories, more than tripling both Reliable Sources and Melissa Harris Perry in the demo. FULL TITLE: 'Reliable Sources' Interview With Josh Earnest Draws Only 62,000 in Adults 25-54, Matching Fourth Lowest Airing Ever
  • People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

    07/15/2014 2:10:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 7/14/14 | Matthew Holehouse (Yes, that is his name)
    People who say they are concerned about climate change use more electricity than those who say the issue is 'too far away to worry about', government-commissioned study finds
  • George Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology, calling it 'worst kind of tabloid'

    07/14/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 7/14/14 | Roy Greenslade
    George Clooney has rejected the Daily Mail's apology for a false story about his fiancee's mother, describing the paper as "the worst kind of tabloid". Two days ago, the actor said the newspaper had published a false and irresponsible story about his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.
  • Despite poll findings, there is still a big audience that isn’t tired of Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released on Wednesday reveals something that an exasperated portion of the country likely feels is overdue: The majority of Americans -- 54 percent -- wish that Sarah Palin would step back into the shadows of public discourse. As we noted, that includes over 60 percent of Democrats and almost 40 percent of Republicans. Meaning that Sarah Palin must constrain her possible media audience to only 46 percent of the population of the United States, and a little over half of her party. Somehow, we doubt she'll starve. Palin has been remarkably adept at parlaying...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Is Religion 'Old-Fashioned' and 'Out of Date'?

    07/11/2014 12:27:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JUL 10 2014 | Emma Green
    The downsides of using poll data to understand the arc of historyIn one of the most ambiguous poll questions ever, Gallup has asked Americans to once again act as a tenuous bellwether for the impending death of religion. In a May survey, more than 1,000 people were asked to pick between two vague sense impressions of faith: "Do you believe that religion can answer all of today's problems, or that religion is largely old fashioned and out of date?" Shockingly, only 13 percent of people took the out of answering "no opinion" or "other," which is one way of saying...
  • Americans of All Parties Agree: Sarah Palin Should Go Away

    07/09/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Eric Levenson
    Dislike of Sarah Palin’s constant media presence is a remarkably non-partisan affair, as more than half of registered voters wish she’d be quiet according to a new poll. 54 percent of people surveyed said they wished to hear less from Palin, the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg found. That position was favored by two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and, most notably – four in 10 Republicans. That’s a sizable group of people from the party that, just a few years ago, supported her nomination for vice president. In this time of increasing political polarization, Americans can...
  • While Geraldo Rivera's on an extended trip to Spain - the "refugee" crisis calls his name

    07/09/2014 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    July 9, 2014
    The missing in action Geraldo Rivera is stricking! (Rush made me think of this when he asked what would the reaction be if the media/politicians/etc were denied access to the Katrina victims and the Superdome). Rivera is on a long overseas trip Maybe I've missed something. Has O'Reilly interviewed him? When was Geraldo Rivera reluctant to get in front of the camera and give his opinion? What gives? Geraldo melting down (crying) over the little babies!! "I don't know man, let them out of here, let them walk out of here - you have thousands and thousands of people in...
  • Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem

    07/09/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Last week, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Zach Carter...The Huffington Post‘s senior political economy reporter. The interview’s purpose was to discuss Carter’s negative response to Hewitt’s previous interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The interview was lively and interesting but it did not go well for Carter, who was forced to admit his ignorance of the historical context of the situation in Iraq....Carter said he hadn’t read...Bernard Lewis’ Crisis of Islam, Robin Wright’s Dreams and Shadows, or Thomas P. M. Barnett’s The Pentagon’s New Map. He said he hadn’t read Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War but that he’d...
  • Obama’s conveyor belt of lies has him and the mainstream media laughing at us

    07/08/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In their efforts to keep up with the lies they have to tell or the truths they have to ignore the mainstream media now looks like Lucille Ball in the famous candy factory episode from I Love Lucy. The problem is that unlike the famous episode from an old comedy show, the players are laughing at the viewers. In that episode Lucy and her friend Ethel find themselves working at a candy factory. Their job was not very complicated. They had to take pieces of candy off a conveyor belt and put them in the proper places in the boxes...
  • Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have A Coup’

    07/08/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his Hardball program Monday night. Speaking to David Corn of the liberal Mother Jones and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)Matthews’ harshest condemnation of Boehner began when he promoted Erick Erickson a “guy on the hard right” who opposes...
  • HHS Will "Muzzle the Media" During Tour of Immigrant Child Housing

    07/07/2014 2:30:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 7, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services officials will allow reporters to visit a military facility housing some of the immigrant children who have arrived at the southern border in recent weeks, but only if the media promises not to record anything, not to ask any questions during the tour, and not to talk to any of the staff members or children.
  • Sarah Palin On Hillary Clinton, Advice for 'The View' and Her Latest TV Show (Exclusive)

    07/07/2014 10:56:59 AM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 7, 2014 | Marisa Guthrie
    [...] In an email interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Palin opened up about her favorite episode from season one, Hillary Clinton's new memoir, whether she has aspirations to host her own political talk show and why she finds today's political system "incorrigibly disastrous." [...] Any interest in doing a political talk show, either on TV, radio or the Internet? Maybe. But the politics would have to be interspersed with a whole lot of fun and real life and inspiration showcasing American work ethic, because those topics are all pretty much the antithesis of today's politics, which I find incorrigibly disastrous!...
  • More jobs, less war, low polls: the Obama disconnect

    07/04/2014 8:34:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Tom Cohen, CNN
    Which one of these doesn't fit? More jobs, a record stock market, wars ending and dismal poll numbers. All apply to Barack Obama's presidency as it passes the 2,000-day mark, raising questions about the viability of what used to be known as conventional political wisdom. A strengthening economy and robust stock market traditionally mean general public satisfaction with government. Bringing soldiers home from war zones has always boosted presidential popularity. Not this time with this President. Why the disconnect? A convergence of factors -- uneven economic growth, government crises both real and exaggerated, foreign policy problems, hyper-partisan Washington politics now...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...