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  • Daily News Calls Out The 'Brain Dead' Voters Of New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 10:12:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Visser
    The New York Daily News is not amused with the people of New Hampshire. Following business mogul Donald Trump's double-digit win in the state's primary, the brash media outlet announced that its cover on Wednesday would depict a clown-faced image of the GOP front-runner alongside a sharp jab at the voters who've gotten him this far. "Clown comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves," the cover reads, underneath the headline "Dawn of the brain dead." The Daily News has called Trump a clown -- among other things -- on its cover several times....
  • In Exchange for Scoop, Hillary Team Dictated Reporter’s Story

    02/09/2016 7:41:18 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/9/16 | Weismann
    In an email to Gawker, Ambinder said, "It made me uncomfortable then, and it makes me uncomfortable today. And when I look at that email record, it is a reminder to me of why I moved away from all that. The Atlantic, to their credit, never pushed me to do that, to turn into a scoop factory. In the fullness of time, any journalist or writer who is confronted by the prospect, or gets in the situation where their journalism begins to feel transactional, should listen to their gut feeling and push away from that."
  • San Antonio Observer walks back threat to publish names, addresses of police officers

    02/08/2016 9:54:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The San Antonio Observer responded to backlash Sunday by walking back its threat to publish the names and addresses of every police officer in the city. Stephanie Zarriello, the Observer’s publisher and editor-in-chief, made the strongly worded threat while speaking Saturday at a news conference following the death of Antronie Scott, an unarmed man shot and killed by an SAPD officer, a local Fox affiliate reported. “We at the San Antonio Observer newspaper are looking into the future prospects of publicizing the names and the addresses of all San Antonio Police Department officers in order to protect our community,” Ms....
  • Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne

    02/05/2016 10:10:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 05 Feb 2016 16:23 GMT+01:00
    A Belgian journalist has said she was groped while on live television at the Cologne Karneval. "At first they were just making faces behind me. Then a hand landed on my breast. I was shocked," said RTBF journalist Esmeralda Labye, describing the incident that took place in the Alter Markt district of town. The chances of the two men being caught are high - the whole incident was caught on camera. Police are now investigating the case. A section of the video seen by The Local shows a man of European appearance making lewd gestures behind the reporter. The full...
  • Moderator Hugs Candidates After Dem Debate (Dem Love Fest)

    02/05/2016 6:42:15 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 5 2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    After last night's Democratic debate, Rachel Maddow, one of the debate moderators, hugged the candidates. First Bernie Sanders got pulled tight, then Hillary Clinton.
  • German Journalists Under Orders to Report 'To Ms. Merkel's Liking' [Merkel's Taqiyya]

    02/04/2016 11:05:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/3/2016 | Trey Sanchez
    It is coming to light that the German government is directing journalists on what to report, and more so, what not to report, especially in light of the refugee crisis that has brought with it murder and sexual assasult. A former bureau chief of Germany's national public service broadcast said the news is to be reported to Chancellor Angela Merkel's "liking," according to Breitbart. Dr. Wolfgang Herles is the former chief at Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and recently stated on Berlin radio that the freedom of the press in Germany is at best a "scandal" and described the closeness of the...
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • 'Disservice': Pundits, Politicians Frustrated Fiorina Left Off NH Debate Stage

    02/04/2016 1:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina feels ill-treated after being left off the debate stage this weekend in New Hampshire - and some in the media agree with her. "Our debate process is broken," Fiorina said Wednesday in a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC), which is partnering with ABC News to host the debate. "Networks are making up these debate rules as they go along -- not to be able to fit candidates on the stage -- but arbitrarily to decide which candidates make for the best TV in their opinion.” Her campaign released an email Thursday morning asking...
  • Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly's rivalry felt in halls of Fox News

    02/02/2016 8:23:41 AM PST · by detective · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Donald Trump's fight with Fox News has exposed another personal feud -- the one between Fox stars Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly. The animosity between O'Reilly and Kelly is an open secret in the halls of Fox. People there disagree about its origins, but they agree the two prime time hosts are highly competitive with one another.
  • Rubio-mania is upon us

    02/02/2016 6:05:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The takeaways from Monday night's Iowa caucuses are clear for Republicans: Ted Cruz was powered to victory by social conservatives and his superior ground game. Donald Trump's supporters — as was widely suspected — were less attached to the political process than their preferred political performer, and he subsequently underperformed his polls. Trump is far from finished, but Iowa was an ominous start for the frontrunner. And finally, the much anticipated Marco Rubio moment is here.
  • VICE Reporter Ben Anderson on What It Was Like to Interview a Member of ISIS

    01/31/2016 9:46:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    The new VICE special "Fighting ISIS," which first airs at 10 PM EST this Sunday on HBO, is an hour-long deep dive into the current state of Iraq. The current state of Iraq is not good. Since the US invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished," a series of mistakes made by both the US and local authorities turned the country into an incubator of extremism and violence and led to the rise of ISIS. In the documentary, VICE reporter Ben Anderson embeds with various groups fighting ISIS, interviews captured jihadist fighters, and investigates the troubles...
  • Lou Dobbs Bows to Roger Ailes...

    01/29/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by dmzTahoe · 59 replies
    I have always respected and enjoyed Lou Dobbs, thinking he was an independent thinker, takes nothing from no one, a maverick. Well, tonight he lost all credibility, no doubt trying to please Roger Ailes.line and falls lock step with the Fox media machine. Lou spouted off that Fox did not suffer from Trumps absence, that Trump lost in his fight with Fox. Dobbs said the debate was the second highest broadcast for Fox, with 14 Million viewers, and that he was proud that Fox did not give in to Trump's request to remove Kelly, and that no network should pay...
  • Trump Campaign Manager Reveals Fox News Debate Chief Has Daughter Working for Rubio

    01/28/2016 6:33:56 AM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, exposed a blatant conflict of interest on Wednesday that the Fox News Channel has been hiding for months. Lewandowski showed how Fox News has been hiding the fact that Fox News Channel Vice President Bill Sammon has a daughter working for the campaign of the Washington establishment-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
  • Michelle Malkin: When Open-Borders Media Are in Charge of Debates, Voters Lose

    01/28/2016 6:29:30 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Conservative commentator and best-selling author Michelle Malkin slammed Fox News on Twitter for the network's decision to allow someone who entered the country illegally to participate as a questioner in tomorrow night's Republican presidential debate. Malkin tweeted: "FoxNews debate questioner Dulce Candy was an illegal immigrant. I'm sure her q will be fair."
  • Inside the Media's Myth-Making Machine

    01/26/2016 9:01:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    My late friend and colleague Hilton Kramer used to tell the story about how Time magazine (remember Time?) would prep its photographers before sending them off to snap the likeness of someone they were profiling. The magazine didn't just want a portrait. It was always "Good guy" or "Bad guy." This was well known. So when Time sent someone to photograph Norman Podhoretz, the former editor of Commentary who had lately shed his left-wing opinions and emerged as a powerful voice on the Right, Norman had the wit to ask "Good guy or bad guy?" The photographer shook his head...
  • Trump Says “Bye-bye” to FOX

    01/27/2016 8:16:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Trump likely understands the turmoil likely to result from his decision--and Trump almost always benefits from turmoil. Perhaps this time he will as well. Trump pounded another stake into the heart of today's so-called Mainstream Media. Trump's decision to withdraw from the coming Republican debate will be financially devastating for Fox News. And, Trump's decision to withdraw will almost certainly harm Fox more than Trump. But why did Trump take this path at this time?
  • URGENT REMINDER: Why Donald Trump Battles The Fox News Machine

    01/26/2016 11:14:21 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    Given the current explosive development with Donald Trump most likely boycotting the Fox News Iowa debate, EVERYONE should remember the entire back story as we explained, researched and outlined it in September '15 ~ Also This UPDATE for recent context. Trump is not just taking on the construct of progressive ideology that has undermined the essence of American exceptionalism; Trump is not just exposing the immense number of faux-conservatives in media and political punditry; Trump is not just allowing us to see the scope of anti-American interest; no, he's taking on the very selfish foundation they've used to sell out...
  • Birtherism vs. Murder: In Today’s Media World, Trump’s Ruthlessness Is a Virtue

    01/26/2016 2:51:28 PM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 26, 2016 | John Nolte
    Republican Donald Trump appeared on “Morning Joe” Tuesday morning, and with most polls showing the billionaire businessman pulling ahead in Iowa, Trump heeded the warning from conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin and pulled his punches against his closest rival Sen. Ted Cruz. Oh, wait, no he didn’t. What Trump really did was put on a pair of cleats and stomp on Cruz’s face. And it was glorious [...] I admire Mark Levin. I admire Ted Cruz. What I really admire, though, is utter ruthlessness in a presidential candidate, most especially in a 2016 Republican presidential candidate. [...] It’s the DC Media’s world, folks, we’re...
  • Kid At CNN Town Hall Lets Slip It Was Fraud (VANITY)

    01/25/2016 9:50:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    "I can see why THEY gave you this question," says the kid. The version on CNN now cuts out the flub. Scripted questions shared with the candidates ahead of time. So much for the 'town hall'!
  • ABC’s WNT Hypes Old Ted Cruz Video; Still Yet to Cover Hillary E-Mail Developments

    01/25/2016 8:29:03 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 25, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Instead of covering any of the developments that have boiled to the surfice since Tuesday concerning Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, ABC’s World News Tonight spent a portion of its 2016 report on Sunday dithering over recently-posted video of a young Ted Cruz telling the camera that he’s wishing for growing up to have “world domination.” Campaign correspondent and Saturday anchor Cecilia Vega explained about just past halfway through her report that “Cruz's younger personality on full display in this new clip posted on YouTube” that actually came out on Saturay in which the 18-year-old Cruz joked about his future aspirations.

    01/24/2016 4:37:56 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 86 replies
    WND ^ | January 24, 2016
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the "mainstream media" Sunday in an interview on Fox News, but proclaimed the day of its "stranglehold on information" is over...
  • The Untruth About Donald Trump

    01/24/2016 3:58:09 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    Freedomain Radio ^ | Stefan Molyneux
    Sources: Since 1988, Donald Trump has been discussed as a potential United States presidential candidate, but when he officially announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015 the mainstream media refused to believe it. Over the next many months, Donald Trump would be attacked and criticized by the media – but were these criticisms legitimate? What is the Untruth About Donald Trump? 0:43 - Donald Trump’s Strategy 3:42 - Mainstream Media On Donald Trump 5:25 - Trump Isn’t a Serious Candidate! 6:44 - He Won’t File His Election Papers – Ignore Him! 8:52 - Illegal Immigration, Border Wall, Rape and...
  • Selective Outrage: National Review Trashes Trump, Rallies Behind Ryan

    01/24/2016 6:19:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • Why Do They Lie to Us Over and Over?

    01/22/2016 12:51:49 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The major media has morphed from a watchdog to a lapdog barking on cue that everything is all right, there's nothing to see here, move along Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • ESPN Memo Tells Reporters to Lay Off the Politics

    01/21/2016 10:46:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/16 | Alex Griswold
    As the 2016 election looms, ESPN sent employees a memo telling them to avoid making any political or partisan comments. "At ESPN, our reputation and journalistic credibility are of paramount importance - and that extends to our coverage of the Presidential Election, candidates, issues and the intersection of sports and society," the memo reads, which was also posted to ESPN's website two weeks ago. "Our audiences should be confident that political pressures or personal interests do not influence our news decisions."
  • US military to limit media access to Guantanamo Bay prison

    12/17/2015 6:07:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:21 PM EST | Ben Fox
    New limits are being imposed on media access to the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the commander of the military's Southern Command said Thursday, outlining rules that will limit what journalists can see and how often they can visit the already highly restricted site. Journalists will be allowed to visit the center on tours that will be organized once per quarter, lasting no more than a day, and they will no longer be able to visit inside the two detention center camps where a majority of the 107 current prisoners are held, Marine Corps Gen....
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • What the Servile Media Covers Up for Obama

    01/20/2016 11:46:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 20, 2016 | Robert Knight
    At my very first newspaper job, the editor had a banner above the newsroom that said, "Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable." Thus, he trumpeted his view of the news business as a vehicle by which to reform society. Reporting objectively? Surely you jest. That pretty much sums up the media today, although they're nowhere near as honest about their true calling as was my editor, an old-style liberal who was open about his biases but still actually attempted to provide fair and balanced coverage. Nowadays, they don't even bother to pretend. Nothing has exposed this more than the...
  • Donald Trump Rampages to +32 Point Lead in Florida [Ignored by Florida Media]

    01/20/2016 6:28:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/16 | John Nolte
    According to a just-released poll from Florida Atlantic University broadcast on MSNBC, in a 12 person Republican primary, Donald Trump is blowing the pack away in Florida with an incredible +32 point lead. The billionaire businessman currently enjoys 48% support in the Sunshine State, a +12 point jump from November.
  • Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

    01/19/2016 1:57:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies ^ | 1/19/16 | David Folkenflik
    Univision Communications Inc., the parent company to the nation's leading Spanish-language broadcast channel, has acquired a controlling stake in the satirical news site The Onion, NPR has learned. The agreement between two seemingly disparate media outfits was described to NPR by a person with direct involvement in the negotiations. A second person who was briefed on the deal by Univision executives also confirmed its broad strokes. The amount of money involved in the deal was not disclosed. NPR has also obtained a memo from the CEO of The Onion announcing the deal to staffers.
  • Karma: NYT Reporter Complains About Being Ejected From Trump Event

    01/17/2016 7:23:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jan 2016 | John Nolte
    Trip Gabriel, a reporter for the left-wing New York Times, is publicly whining about being ejected from a private Trump campaign event. Apparently the Times believes it can serially lie about Trump, attack him as a racist, and are still entitled to attend private events: I was late to Donald J. Trump’s unannounced visit to a Pizza Ranch on Friday, his first drop-by of this ubiquitous Iowa chain that is standard stop for candidates, but which Mr. Trump has avoided in favor of boisterous crowds in big halls. … There was a knot of TV cameras and still photographers, who...

    01/15/2016 5:58:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    One of our ABC7 Chicago colleagues was found murdered Friday while traveling in Belize, according to police in the Central American nation and the U.S. State Department. Anne Swaney was executive producer of online operations at She was 39.
  • A Muslim migrant raped more teen girls than Paul Bernardo -- and Canadian media is silent

    01/15/2016 11:24:31 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Rebel ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ezra Levant
    a 33-year-old Muslim migrant to Canada, Walid Mustafa Chalhoub, was convicted of 24 charges of sexual assault and extortion against ten teenaged girls in Montreal. He pled guilty yesterday, part-way through his trial. ... Chalhoub would find teenaged white girls, get them drunk and high, have sex with them and film it. Then he'd threaten to expose them, unless they paid him money, or had more sex with him. One 16-year-old victim testified: "He said he could set my house on fire, to think of my family, that he was part of the Mafia. Chalhoub raped more women than Paul...
  • Establishment, Media, Trump Push 3 Attacks on Ted Cruz. They're All Ridiculous.

    01/14/2016 3:32:09 PM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The hatchets are out for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).In their desperation to stop the chief rival to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio/Chris Christie/John Kasich/Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination, both the Trump crowd and the establishment Republicans have now unleashed a barrage of scurrilous attacks on Cruz. I have no problem with hard-nosed politics. But I despise cheap and false campaign hits, and have defended candidates including Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio from such nonsense.Now, I'll have to defend Cruz on three fronts.Eligibility. Trump raised the eligibility question several weeks ago as a ridiculous ploy to distract attention from...
  • Rand Paul, Angry About Debate Exclusion, Literally Flips Off The Media

    01/14/2016 11:34:18 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/16 | Alex Pfeifer
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul gave a literal middle finger to the media Thursday during a radio interview. This comes after Paul's low poll numbers led to his exclusion from Thursday night's main debate stage, which he views as an unfair decision by Fox Business. Paul is skipping the undercard debate and instead hosting a national online town hall.
  • Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

    01/13/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Keach Hagey and Joe Flint
    When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013 its then-leader told The Wall Street Journal that it planned to skip tabloid fare in favor “fact-based, in-depth, long-format news” in part because it didn’t have to worry too much about profits. After all, it was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government of Qatar, and oil was trading around $100 a barrel. On Wednesday, with oil trading near $30, Al Jazeera made an about-face, announcing it was shutting down American cable channel by April 30 for economic reasons. “While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the U.S. and...
  • David Brooks Loses It on Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 5:11:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 13, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    New York Times columnist David Brooks poses as a moderate who never stoops to being crabbily doctrinaire. He is the very model of a PBS/NPR "conservative" -- defining conservatism in a very 1950s way, as wearing dreary gray suits and liking Ike and Dick Nixon. Go along, and get along with the liberal elites. But as conservatives know all too well, people who pose as "moderates" -- politically and rhetorically -- have a way of losing their sweetly temperate nature when conservatives seriously challenge the liberal order of things. David Brooks is clearly not a moderate or temperate man when...
  • Email from Yahoo (Vanity)

    01/12/2016 10:27:02 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    myself | 01/12/2016 | myself
    I rec'd an email from Yahoo with the subject line: "Donald Trump wants you to pay more for smartphones, TVs and a lot else" I clicked on the link and the article was about China's economic problems and currency problems not being that big of deal. The article doesn't mention Trump.
  • World refuses to blame Islam for rapes, violent attacks (Planetwide cover-up by media, governments)

    01/11/2016 11:11:31 AM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Canadian authorities arrested two Muslim men and a third remains at large after an attempted mass shooting on a Calgary nightclub Sunday morning that is being reported as a "random" crime by some major Canadian media outlets. The incident could have easily resulted in another mass-casualty act of Islamic terror, similar to the Nov. 13 attack on a Paris concert hall, if not for the quick response of two bouncers. The two staff members at Ten X nightclub in Calgary are being praised as heroes after they quickly tackled the shooter as he entered the establishment and fired at least...
  • Latest Trump scandal: He flies home every night to sleep in his own bed

    01/08/2016 12:25:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    Political operatives aghast. No one else cares. I’m finding myself engaged in a moronic exercise, and I should know better, but I’m still doing it. Every time the media gloms onto one of these Trump-is-doing-politics-wrong-and-it’s-going-to-cost-him stories, I wait for the inevitable result in which the whole issue either has no effect at all on Trump or, as seems more likely, actually helps him. That happens every time. That’s not the moronic part. The moronic part is what I expect will happen next, which is that the political media finally, at long last, smacks itself in the forehead and says, Holy...
  • Poland’s media law raises concerns in Europe

    01/08/2016 11:01:27 AM PST · by Professional · 33 replies
    Associated Press, The Columbian ^ | 01/07/2016 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    WARSAW, Poland — A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland’s president signed a temporary new law Thursday that’s a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television. The legislation will take effect Friday and expires on June 30. By then, a sweeping new law intended to overhaul the state-run broadcasters and the PAP news agency is expected to be in place. President Andrzej Duda signed the new legislation because he wants state media to be “impartial, objective and reliable,” his aide Malgorzata Sadurska...
  • Amazing propaganda in German media.

    01/08/2016 8:48:23 AM PST · by fuzzylogic · 37 replies
    "Shameful!!!!" Four exclamation points punctuated a recent Facebook post, in which a user expressed outrage over an incident in the eastern German town of Lostau. Locals had accused refugees of plundering a petting zoo, slaughtering some goats and eating them around a campfire.....
  • AP's Matt Lee to State...Is It Time To Recognize Things For What They Are And Not This "Fantasy"?

    01/07/2016 5:48:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    MATT LEE, ASSOCIATED PRESS: And then the last one is – and every time this happens, the line comes out from people in this Administration and other governments as well, is that we will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, and yet, it is. You also say this about other things too. You say you will never accept Crimea as a part of Russia. And yet, it is. Isn't it time to recognize these things for what they are and not live in this illusion or fantasy where you pretend that things that are, are not? ADMIRAL JOHN...
  • The Delusional Self-Importance of the Liberal Media

    01/06/2016 4:19:27 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | David Limbaugh |
    I have long marveled at liberals' air of superiority and lack of self-reflection, which have always been particularly evident among liberal media elites and journalists. They tend to view themselves as sacrosanct and above scrutiny.Perhaps this attitude sprang from the British and, later, American tradition that the press is the Fourth Estate. It doesn't just serve to inform the people and make them better contributors to the democratic process. It is the virtual fourth branch of government, operating as a watchdog on the formal branches to further check their potential abuses of power.
  • ABC7 News car broken into while crew was attending anti-robbery press conference in D.C.

    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — An ABC7 News car was broken into while the crew was attending a press conference held by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier to discuss a Task Force created to fight robberies. According to ABC7 News reporter Stephen Tschida, thieves tore through the news vehicle Wednesday morning and a culprit smashed a window out of the car and stole a cache of equipment. Tschida said the crime happened within view of where the mayor and chief were speaking, approximately 100 feet away.
  • Pete Santilli Blasts MSNBC for Racial Ambush of Ammon Bundy [Rancher Protest in Oregon]

    01/06/2016 11:27:41 AM PST · by ponygirl · 12 replies
    The Pete Santilli Show ^ | 6 JAN 2016 | me
    I was up half the night watching the Pete Santilli feed from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. At one point, Santilli recorded Tony Dokoupil (pronounced "dook-ville," or perhaps more appropriately, "douche-ville") of MSNBC interviewing Ammon Bundy. Bundy gave a very long, patient interview, talking over loud diesel trucks in the background for a good 8-9 minutes. At the very end, Dokoupil said something like, "Your father, Cliven Bundy, made some racially divisive remarks. How do you feel about black people?" I'm screaming at the screen "That's irrelevant! Don't answer that! Walk away!" Bundy again made a very patient, soft-spoken answer defending...
  • Senior Newsweek Writer Compares Cruz Campaign To Nazis

    01/06/2016 8:31:38 AM PST · by absentee · 34 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/6/16 | Caleb Howe
    Alexander Nazaryan, senior writer for Newsweek, on social media Wednesday compared the Cruz campaign in Iowa to the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch in a gross Tweet featuring the Nazi swastika flag. Eventually, Nazaryan deleted the tweet. He then tweeted an "explanation" for why he deleted it (but not an apology). Do note that the tweet was there for about nine hours before he finally decided he was tired of people replying to it and deleted it to save his mentions column. Not a word of apology in this tweet.
  • Remember when "town halls" were used to LISTEN to the citizens? Hussein & CNN want to reverse that

    01/06/2016 1:47:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) | 1/6/16
    So I glance at CNN this morning. It has a COUNTDOWN CLOCK to Obama's fake town hall meeting with fake journalist Anderson Cooper. But Hussein has ALREADY detailed how he intends to infringe upon the right to bear arms. Town hall meetings, as I understand, was for ENTIRE interested citizenry to be heard regarding an issue. After deliberation and discussion, action may or may not be taken. Hussein and CNN are AGAIN perverting the language.
  • Donald Trump is a Political and Cultural Phenomenon

    01/05/2016 6:44:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Trump is taking out the trash. And the more it tries to burn him, the more people will want to see it burn. Perhaps it’s not surprising that Time magazine named Angela Merkel its “Person of the Year.” With her flooding of Europe with Muslim migrants, the German chancellor may, after all, go down in history as a primary destroyer of Western civilization. Yet there’s no question in my mind who is Man of the Year: Donald Trump. After underestimating the businessman early on, some are starting to understand Trump’s ascendancy and staying power. Yet, even now, few truly appreciate...