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  • MSNBC Wouldn’t Be This Calm If Tea Party Protesters Threw Rocks at Their Hosts

    08/20/2014 3:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's Editor's Blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    After witnessing the spectacle of MSNBC host Chris Hayes getting pelted with rocks by an angry mob in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, I was struck by a feeling of anger and frustration. Not at the rioters. Rioters throw rocks. That’s what they do. My anger was at the despicable display of “tolerance” and “understanding” displayed by Hayes, as he lowered his expectations for civil behavior to accommodate his liberal need to be accepted by the mob. Chris Hayes and his MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Al Sharpton, have spent hundreds of hours of air...
  • Beaten to Death at McDonald’s: A racial attack the media chose to ignore.

    08/20/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | David Paulin
    It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.Other...
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's Secret Weapon: Alaska [AP, ABC Goes All In for Democrat Candidate]

    08/20/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/20/14 | BECKY BOHRER
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. So he's opening campaign offices in far-flung places like a coin-operated laundry in Dillingham...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • U.S. journalist beheaded on video, officials confirm [Media Trumpeted Obama's "Progress" Yesterday]

    08/20/2014 2:12:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8/20/14
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State extremists beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. air strikes in Iraq. They threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist, Steven Sotloff, of Miami.
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • Why John Oliver is wrong about native advertising

    08/19/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT · by ensignsj · 15 replies
    Strategy Online ^ | 8/18/14 | Scott Ensign
    Comedian John Oliver recently took an admittedly pretty funny shot at the concept of native advertising. His basic point was that the blurring lines between objective content and marketing pieces threatens journalistic integrity and consumer trust in the media. Now, I find Oliver to be a funny and talented guy, and he’s done some spot-on stuff (particularly his most famous piece on net neutrality). However, on this topic, he’s really off-base. Native advertising is everywhere, and all signs point to it becoming even more ubiquitous, particularly as news outlets try to come up with meaningful business models for their online...
  • Capt. Johnson Delivers a Stern Lecture to the Media in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:27:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    In a tense, middle-of-the night press conference early Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson lectured members of the media about safety and implored them to assist law enforcement in calming tensions in the city. After reporting that two individuals had been shot and several police officers injured during another night of protests in response to last week’s shooting of Michael Brown, Johnson showed members of the media items that law enforcement officials had confiscated during the previous night’s protests including a Molotov cocktail, fireworks that had been thrown into a crowd, and two guns. Johnson said the guns...
  • President Laments “Balkanization” of Media

    08/18/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    The low cost of communication over the Internet has led to “a dangerous proliferation of voices” according to President Obama. “It used to be that everyone got their view of the news from major media outlets,” Obama recounted. “There was more unanimity of message. This helped bring the country together.” “Now, though, any nobody with a little free time can get a website and pontificate for all the world to see,” the President complained. “We have no way to control what is said and we lack the time and energy to refute every erroneous idea or contention that is made.”...
  • Obama squeezes in another round of golf [with NBA 1%er Alonzo Mourning]

    08/18/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/14 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama on Sunday hit the golf course on Martha's Vineyard one more time before returning to Washington. ....Obama golfed at the Farm Neck Golf Club with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen, who are members of the White House trip planning team.
  • Crowd rallies at KSDK to support Ferguson police officer [NBC Station endangers life of cop]

    08/18/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/17/14 | Margaret Gillerman
    About 150 people including law enforcement officers stood in front of KSDK (Channel 5) on Market Street late Sunday afternoon to rally in support of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the officer police say shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9.
  • 32 Shot in Spate of Weekend Chicago Violence [Darren Wilson NOT a suspect]

    08/18/2014 3:08:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/17/14
    Five people have been killed and at least 27 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Obama vacation beat: Saturday, August 17

    08/17/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | BY JAMIE STRINGFELLOW
    And on Saturday, there was no golf. The President and First Lady, known recently in these parts, by the White House Press Pool at least, as POTUS and FLOTUS, went to a private beach on Martha’s Vineyard’s south shore. After rinsing the sand off, the President and First Lady attended a cocktail party at the home of Broderick Johnson, and his wife Michelle Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an advisor on the President’s 2012 reelection campaign. The press pool had a lovely dinner respite at the Homeport Restaurant in Menemsha, reported MV Times staff reporter Steve Myrick, where Chef Josh Aronie...
  • ‘Knockout Game’ Attack And Other Violence In Ferguson

    08/16/2014 1:05:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A university student in Ferguson, Mo. was the apparent victim of the “knockout game” attack and a news cameraman was punched multiple times in the face Thursday. The student was near the Ferguson McDonald’s when a witness says he was sucker-punched, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Employees at the restaurant provided immediate aid, and the victim was transported to a hospital. A news cameraman with Kansas City’s KMBC was also attacked in a separate incident, according to the Post-Dispatch. The station’s reporter, Eli Rosenberg, sent a tweet saying that a man walked up to the cameraman and punched him multiple...
  • Michael Brown Was An "Unarmed Teen" Because He Was Unable To Take The Cop's Gun!!

    08/15/2014 4:23:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    8/15/14 | sff
    I have heard repeatedly....ad nauseam...that Mr. Brown was an UNARMED TEEN. Completely missing is the context. Be truthful, media. He was unarmed, according to reports, because he was unable to take the gun away from the police officer.
  • Busting the Media’s ISIS Myths: What's Wrong with ISIS is What's Really Wrong with Islam

    08/14/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and Howard Zinn chiming via Ouija board would have trouble blaming the Wahhabi assault on the Iraqi city of Kerbala in...
  • Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media, Television

    08/13/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clay Waters
    As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking on the group.. Reporter Anne Barnard appeared on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by former Times colleague Brian Stelter. When Stelter asked Barnard about the "biggest misconceptions" in the coverage offered by naysayers "thousands of...
  • Real cowboys don’t summer on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/13/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Margaret Carlson
    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It’s not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you’re an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too long and you'll be asked who’s minding the store. Take President Barack Obama. How dare he go away while he’s dropping bombs in Iraq, even though he can order them to be dropped from wherever he happens to be? He’s taking the...
  • Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’

    08/13/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 13, 2014
    While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuillier, in a statement earlier this week, blasted the administration for what he called "excessive message management and preventing journalists from getting information on behalf of citizens." SPJ is among the groups that's been leading the charge on the issue. Last month, more than three dozen groups, including SPJ, wrote to the White House about what...
  • #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media (Ludicrous!)

    08/13/2014 12:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Root ^ | August 11, 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The hashtag demonstrates that the narrative the media continues to portray regarding black people isn’t always truthful. The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of what I like to refer to as the “Trayvon Martin effect” in the media. Trayvon, who was killed by George Zimmerman, was depicted as a gold-grill-wearing, weed-smoking teenager in the photos used...
  • David Draiman on Israel/Palestine Media Tactics: ‘You’ve Set the Stage for a New Holocaust’

    08/12/2014 4:34:26 PM PDT · by southern rock · 3 replies
    Loudwire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Chad Childers
    Those who’ve followed Disturbed / Device frontman David Draiman over the years know that he’s proud of his Jewish heritage and that he’s very passionate when it comes to world events. Draiman stirred up quite the reaction over the weekend when he took to his Twitter account to blast the mainstream media over their coverage of the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In a series of tweets, the rocker accused a number of mainstream media outlets of “biased, libelous and often erroneous” portrayals of Israel in the current conflict. His comments on the matter can be read below. Read More: David Draiman...
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says [Sorrow for Muslim Bro'hood]

    08/12/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/12/14 | Laura King
    ...international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt sharply disputed the findings of New York-based Human Rights Watch and barred senior representatives of the organization from entering the country to publicly present their report, which was based on a yearlong investigation.
  • Obama calls for new Iraq government [Hypocrite Supports Regime Change, Inclusiveness]

    08/12/2014 5:31:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Barack Obama has backed the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri Maliki and urging the formation of a new Iraqi government as soon as possible....
  • Foreign Media Protest Hamas Harassment in Gaza

    08/11/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/14
    The Foreign Press Association on Monday lodged a strong protest accusing the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of harassment and of threatening foreign reporters working in Gaza. The association for journalists working in Israel and the Palestinian territories said Hamas authorities and their representatives employed "blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods" against visiting international journalists covering the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza. The FPA, in a statement, protested "in the strongest terms". "The international media are not advocacy organizations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the...
  • Why the Liberals Hate Israel

    08/09/2014 7:58:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Timothy Birdnow
    There is much discussion these days of why the Media and liberals in general are so anti-Israel. It should be obvious to any casual but attentive observer that the media has a bias in favor of the Muslims and in opposition to Israel. Stories about the Gaza war have headlines like “Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Cease-Fire Lull - ABC News” or BBC News - Gaza conflict: UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack. In fact, a scan of the headlines suggest that Israel was and is the aggressor, while Hamas was minding its own business and only defending itself.
  • Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq [NYT covers for the man child. Again.]

    08/09/2014 2:52:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/7/14 | Peter Baker
    In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be. Hoping to end the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama became the fourth president in a row to order military action in that graveyard of American ambition.... Obama made a point of reassuring a war-weary public that the president who pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 had no intention of fighting another full-scale war there.
  • Can Sarah Palin’s $100-A-Year Channel Succeed? The Future Of Media Would Like To Know

    08/08/2014 2:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2014 | Hillary Reinsberg
    If people are willing to pay up for niche channels, Palin might be online video’s next guinea pig.In the introduction to her new online video channel, Sarah Palin announces how she’s going to turn traditional media on its head. She’ll, naturally, “cut through the sound bytes” and “through the media’s politically correct filter.” But she may also do something else for media in the process, which is test the hypothesis that there may be a business in getting people to pay $100 a year to watch a niche streaming tv channel. After seeing a solo act like Glenn Beck succeed...
  • Gaza conflict: Israel wins war but is badly wounded by media coverage

    08/07/2014 9:27:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08/07/2014 | Paul Alster
    <p>Haifa, Israel – On Monday afternoon, August 4, day 27 of the latest war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed to FoxNews.com that it has carried out 4,712 air strikes on strategic targets in the Gaza Strip. According to Hamas figures there have been around 1,800 fatalities in the enclave, “mostly women and children.”</p>
  • ‘Extraordinarily Irresponsible’ — Obama Gives Pointless, Yet Damaging, Press Conference

    08/07/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-7-14 | Bryan Preston
    President Obama gave a press conference this evening. He started a little over an hour late without explanation. Reporters stuck to asking questions that they evidently knew Obama would be comfortable answering. None of them asked him about any of his administration scandals. ABC’s Jon Karl, usually a tough questioner of Obama and his spokesmen, asked a rambling question that played right into the Democrats’ “economic patriotism” canard. Despite the fact that the president showed a passionless, bloodless, disinterested face to the world, he still managed to do some damage. Chris Jansing of CNN asked Obama if the sanctions against...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama's Amnesty Will Be His 'Emancipation Proclamation'

    08/06/2014 10:42:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 6, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Wednesday on MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews discussing the presidential press conference that had just wrapped up, said he understood President Barack Obama's answer to whether he will grant work permits essentially creating amnesty for up to 5 million illegal immigrants living in the United States was "yes." Matthews said, "His answer to me was yes -- I'm going to issue some kind of system whereby people get relief from deportation or whatever it is. The government of the United States is going to in effect give work permits to people in this country illegally."(continued)
  • CNN, HuffPo, Reuters Contributors, Reporters Part of Leftwing Network

    08/06/2014 9:39:44 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 24 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group. The group’s existence was discovered by Media Trackers through an open records request filed with...
  • ISIS Actively ‘Recruits’ Girls And Women Online

    08/06/2014 2:34:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | August 6, 2014 | ELISE HILTON
    In an ugly twist on the world of online dating scams, ISIS (the Islamic terrorist group responsible for much evil in places like Syria and Iraq) is now actively recruiting girls and women in the West to join their cause. Jamie Detmer reports that ISIS is now using social media to seek out females who want to join the cause, mainly by stressing the domestic life that supports it. The propaganda usually eschews the gore and barbaric images often included in the general fare of jihadist online posts, such as the beheadings last month of dozens of Syrian army soldiers...
  • 1,000-member secretive progressive journalist group uncovered

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

    08/06/2014 9:46:32 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 25 replies
    Doctoral Dissertation ^ | 2011 | Mita Saksena
    ... To influence American public opinion and enlist support for related domestic and foreign policies, both domestic agencies and international organizations have framed infectious diseases as security threats, human rights disasters, economic risks, and as medical dangers. This study investigates whether American attitudes and opinions about infectious diseases are influenced by how the issue is framed. It also asks which issue frame has been most influential in shaping public opinion about global infectious diseases when people are exposed to multiple frames. The impact of media frames on public perception of infectious diseases is examined through content analysis of newspaper reports....
  • With Media Attention on Ebola H1N1 Getting a Pass

    08/06/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/14 | Judi McLeod
    It’s not Ebola but Uncle Sugar and the UN folks should be running from The Central America flooding the U.S. Southern Border story has come down with a bad case of Ebola. Since the Ebola outbreak hit headlines, all those “unaccompanied minors”, MS 13, radical Islamist jihadists and other riffraff, who have been slipping into America headed for parts unknown, have overnight dropped right off the public radar screen.
  • Wow! France 24 TV reporter changes his tune, exposes human shield strategy of Hamas..

    08/06/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    On more than one occasion, international media reporters working in Gaza have stood before the cameras showing the devastation from an Israeli strike only to have a rocket unexpectedly fired nearby toward Israel as they speak. This tends to prove the Israeli case that Hamas is using Gazans as human shields, and puts the onus of violating the rules of war on Hamas. Some reporters, such Finnish TV’s Aishi Zidan, have become furious when their disclosures of Hamas firing rockets from amidst civilians are picked up and used to support Israel. Others however, seem to learn from their experience. Consider...
  • Leave Us Alone

    08/06/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    msm, government, biggovernment, media ^ | August 6, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    "..........Many of the reporters, pundits, and commentariat class have married or slept their way into the status quo and have no real problem with preserving it. They see that most Americans hate them and they only fret because of their superficial desire to be liked. Very view pieces of commentary out of Washington these days mention voters or constituents except to note they are pissed off. Instead, we get articles about what the Chamber of Commerce wants, what unions want, what conservative groups want, etc. What about what the voters want? Often, the press doesn’t know or understand. They misread...
  • MSNBC Anchor: Israel Responsible For Deaths Equal To "One-Hundred 9/11's" In Gaza

    08/06/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    MSNBC being left-wing is nothing new. But it is beyond the pale for an MSNBC anchor to say that Israel's war of self defense against terrorists (who use children and civilians as human shields) has resulted in Israel being responsible for deaths equal to "one hundred 9/11s."
  • Russian Hackers Said To Haul In Over a Billion Stolen Emails, Passwords

    08/06/2014 3:23:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/6/14
    A group of Russian hackers has reportedly amassed what may be the largest collection of stolen Internet credentials ever: 1.2 billion user names and passwords, plus 500 million email addresses. Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based information security company that uncovered the stash...
  • AP reveals secret US program in Cuba

    08/05/2014 6:31:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Obama administration secretly sent young people from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico undercover to Cuba in an effort to provoke political change against its communist government, according to a report published Monday by The Associated Press. According to interviews in six countries and internal documents, the AP discovered the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) dispatched nearly a dozen young Latin youth to Cuba who posed as tourists. They were paid as little as $5.41 an hour, the report said, and visited college campuses to recruit anti-government activists.
  • Broward County judge overturns Fla. same-sex marriage ban [Miami Media Thrilled]

    08/04/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Woman seeking dissolution of Vermont civil union not recognized in Fla. ....Because civil unions can only be dissolved when both individuals sign the requisite forms, Brassner sought to find Lade so that she can be married. .....
  • Obamacare’s Bad News Didn’t Stop; The Media Just Lost Interest

    08/04/2014 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Several news cycles pass without much discussion of Obamacare/the Affordable Care Act. Some may interpret this as a sign that disapproval of the law is wavering — it isn’t — or that the reports of frustration, waste, mismanagement and premium hikes have stopped. They haven’t stopped, they’re just not surprising news anymore, and they’ve been pushed to the back pages by the summer’s cavalcade of crises: the humanitarian crisis on the border, ISIS taking over Iraq, Russian separatists shooting down airliners, Israel fighting Hamas, and so on. As mentioned in today’s Jolt: Just Because You’re Not Hearing About Obamacare...
  • Barack Obama to reporters: 'I'll take a question'

    08/04/2014 6:49:58 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 Aug 14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama had just done the unthinkable. He took questions last week from the White House press corps — not just once, but twice. He didn’t call only on the reporters who were selected ahead of time by his senior aides. He even stuck around longer than he wanted at a briefing Friday to appease the room of shouting correspondents. “Hold on, guys. Come on. You’re not that pent up,” Obama joked. “I’ve been giving you questions lately.” This never used to happen in the Obama White House, a place so obsessed with message control that the president...
  • Is the media guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?

    08/03/2014 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Diane Weber Bederman
    On Friday, August 1, I awoke to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio 1 World News report that went more or less like this: “Israel has broken the ceasefire.” Then over to a reporter on the ground. “Israel is firing mortar rounds into Gaza…in response to rocket fire.” And so began another day of media reportage. We are now hearing about the strong arm tactics of Hamas that is affecting the reporting of news from Gaza. What has happened to the fourth estate?
  • The War of Words in China

    08/03/2014 1:01:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 2, 2014 | Andrew Jacobs
    I DIDN’T ask for a Wikipedia page, but a few months ago, alerted by a friend, I found that someone had created one, ostensibly devoted to my journalistic achievements. I was flattered. Until I opened the page. “Since 2008, Jacobs has written over 400 articles, the vast majority of which portray China in a negative light,” read the entry, which went on to claim that many of those articles contained “journalistic distortions.” A sympathetic friend edited the page, removing the assertion that I am devoted to smearing China’s good name. The very next day, the anonymous creator changed it back....
  • 7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today

    08/01/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Not Attributed ...
    As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. It was clear the president was in the mood for a summer scolding. Here are seven ways the president basically called Republicans bums today: 1. 'They're Not Even Trying' 2. So Sue Me? 3. Diplomatic Delay 4. ‘A Little More Extreme' 5. They Can't Even Agree With Themselves 6. ‘Congress Is Failing' 7. Problem Solving? Not So Much
  • Gag Baby Gag: The Clinton Police State Cometh

    08/01/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's Editor's Blog ^ | July 31, 2014 | Andrew Stiles, digital managing editor
    Critics 'should neither be allowed nor enabled' to speak ill of Hillary. Political journalists are going to love the Hillary Clinton presidency. Judging by the way Team Clinton has responded to a series of books that are critical of the elderly homeowner and her philandering husband, it will be a real treat to cover them in the White House (again). According to Politico, for example, public relations representatives for the Clinton family have issued a joint statement condemning the recent publication of “trashy” books by Ed Klein, Daniel Halper, and Ronald Kessler, all of which reflect less than favorably...
  • Media’s take on poverty issues exposes the dishonesty of the press

    08/01/2014 11:55:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    There is perhaps nothing which so perfectly exposes the partisan instincts of the political press as do our various National Conversations on poverty issues. When poverty again becomes a major focus of the media, as it often does when Republicans are on the political ascendancy, the intentions of Democrats are almost always framed as pure and decent. Republicans, meanwhile, are morally bankrupt, indecent, and self-serving – often simply for refusing to throw money at the problem at hand. Does that characterization sound a little unforgiving of the press? It should, and they have earned it. The most recent example...
  • CNN Anchor Bill Weir to Fox Nation: ‘You Willfully Ignorant [expletive]sticks’ (UPDATED)

    07/31/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 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 · 9 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,...