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  • About Those AWOL Afghans

    10/01/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/1/14 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done.... Here are my nagging questions about another hushed-up national-security incident the White House would prefer to whitewash: Why were officials so quick to tell the public that these men were not a threat to the public? ... Where exactly were the Afghan soldiers who ditched Quantico found and with whom? ......
  • CNN Media Reporter Shames Colleagues for Not Giving Sarah Palin Benefit of Doubt

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • The $3,600 Reason a CNN Producer Reportedly Told Robert Zimmerman, ‘You and Your Brother Are Evil!’

    09/29/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In order to secure an interview with George Zimmerman, CNN reportedly offered to put up Zimmerman and his brother, Robert, at the Ritz-Carlton for three nights and pay for “everything” else they needed. At the end of their stay, CNN was given a $3,600 tab that included a large room service bill, spa treatments and “swag” from the gift shop, according to GQ. When the bill was sent to a CNN producer, he reportedly told Robert Zimmerman, “You and your brother are evil!” More from the GQ profile on the Zimmermans: The Zimmermans seized on their brief stint of subsidized...
  • S.N.A.P Benefits to Increase In October

    09/29/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 21 replies
    It's about a 4 per cent increase between the benefit increase and the increased expense deduction. Heard about this increase and searched 'Bing News' and Google News' and found nothing. Finally found this Pa. state welfare site that mentions it.
  • TVJobs.com [Please FREEP the poll on this site]

    09/28/2014 3:45:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    TVjobs.com ^ | 9/28/14
    Do you feel the Mainstream Media reports news from a Liberal, Conservative, or Moderate viewpoint?
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Is ‘The Media’s Favorite President’

    09/27/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Inquistr ^ | September 27, 2014
    Speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin slammed what she called “the lamestream media” on a number of issues, according to ABC News. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1502693/sarah-palin-obama-is-the-medias-favorite-president/#l04ehzqZO1IAFpoL.99
  • SARAH PALIN GETS THE WHITE HOUSE ADDRESS WRONG WHILE INSULTING IT [Media Attacks Minor Gaffe]

    09/27/2014 4:22:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    politix.com ^ | 9/26/14 | Lisa Fine
    ....Palin flubbed the address of the White House when she was insulting the Obama administration. She said "truth is an endangered species" at "1400 Pennsylvania Avenue." But the White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Palin to Values Voters: Tell 'Lamestream Media' We 'Wear Your Scorn with Pride'

    09/27/2014 12:01:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin knows how it feels to be targeted by the mainstream media and reload in the face of it. She told social conservatives at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. that that is why she has always had their backs as fiercely as they have had hers. "You're the Americans that the media loves to hate," Palin said, calling the room "the most joyful room in Washington" of happy warriors. "I'm speaking to the most slandered group in America today. Join me in telling the lamestream media that we wear your scorn with pride." Palin,...
  • Media Are Vectors of Atheist Propaganda

    09/26/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The atheism that is currently prevailing in Western Europe has not been a naturally occurring development in the mind of large numbers of people. It's not, as individuals like Richard Dawkins and the 19th-century French positivist sociologist Auguste Comte would have you believe, an effect of the progress of science. In fact, scientific progress points exactly in the opposite direction. The more we know about the universe, life and consciousness, the more we realise that the probability of all these extremely complex natural intricacies and perfectly accurate mechanisms have no chance of having happened by chance. No, present common...
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • MN:CCW Holder Cleared in Shooting

    09/26/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Earl Malone, Suspected Armed Robber One adult attempts to rob another, using the threat of deadly force.  The victim is an armed adult with a concealed carry permit.  He defends himself, and the attempted robber dies.   Cause for muted thanks, correct?  The good guy won, and there is one less hardened criminal on the street to make the city a slightly less dangerous place. The CBSMinnesota headline: Man Released After Claiming Self Defense In Fatal Mpls. ShootingThis from cbslocal.com: Authorities believe he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 18-year-old Earl Malone Saturday night at the intersection of...
  • Making Sense

    09/26/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    "God bless you, and God bless the Homeland."It won't surprise me if that's how a future President closes one of his "State of the Union " addresses. The un-American term "the homeland" is taking over America. Everywhere I turn it's being used to replace the words "country" or "nation" or "the United States." All the media have accepted the phrase. It's all over CNN, FOX, MSNBC. I hear it on NPR.It's in the news pages and headlines of the Washington Examiner, the Washington Post and the Weekly Standard. "The homeland" is a bipartisan insult to America. It's being used by...
  • '60 Minutes' lands Obama interview

    09/25/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 9/25/14 | Dylan Byers
    President Obama will sit down with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday for a wide-ranging interview on domestic and foreign policy, including the bombing campaign against ISIS, the network announced Thursday.
  • The Insiders: President Obama channels President Bush at the United Nations

    09/25/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ....Obama’s speech...reminded me of a certain other American president who dealt with terrorist threats during his time in office. The difference between Obama and President George W. Bush is that Obama is late to the game and lacks credibility. Also, we know that Obama’s speeches are not necessarily connected to any particular effort or outcome. His reputation for failing to follow through on his pledges – or should I say, “red lines” – means that many of our allies and enemies see our president as unreliable.
  • Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller: Grey matter shrinks...

    09/25/2014 4:09:20 AM PDT · by drpix · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/24/14 | Fiona Macrae
    If you are sending a text, watching the TV or listening to the radio, you may want to stop and give this your full attention. Multi-tasking shrinks the brain, research suggests. A study found that men and women who frequently used several types of technology at the same time had less grey matter in a key part of the brain....
  • Wrong Turn on Syria: No Convincing Plan

    09/24/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2014 | By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    President Obama has put America at the center of a widening war by expanding into Syria airstrikes against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group known as ISIS and ISIL. He has done this without allowing the public debate that needs to take place before this nation enters another costly and potentially lengthy conflict in the Middle East. He says he has justification for taking military action against the Islamic State and Khorasan, another militant group. There isn’t a full picture — because Mr. Obama has not provided one — of how this bombing campaign will degrade the extremist groups...
  • Obama makes light of New York traffic chaos he causes by saying 'it's actually pretty smooth for me'

    09/24/2014 4:38:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/14 | Francesca Chambers
    ....Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn't seem to have the traffic problems the city's residents are always complaining about. 'It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week,' Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York 'hypes' the traffic. 'I don't know what the problem is,' he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting. 'I haven't noticed.'
  • FIU Police: Look Out For Cyclist Grabbing Female Buttocks

    09/24/2014 2:28:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/23/14
    Florida International University students are watching their backs, literally. An email alerted students to a man on a bike grabbing female’s buttocks.
  • Syria air strikes: Reaction from small town America

    09/23/2014 4:24:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Anthony Zurcher
    At the Main Event Bar and Grill in Yuma, Colorado, on Tuesday morning, locals took their usual tables to eat breakfast and talk, as country music played over the speakers. The crowd was a mix of farmers, ranchers and retirees, many of whom have spent their whole lives in the tiny town (population 3,500) on the plains in the eastern part of the state. "Either just let them wipe themselves out or drop a bomb on them and have it all over with," says a man in a Marine Corps hat upon entering the restaurant. "Just nuke 'em. Get it...
  • The Media’s Domestic Violence Dirty Laundry

    09/23/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/23/14 | Bob Parks
    While the announcements of players receiving pay while investigations were ongoing pissed off the most holier-than-thou media types, I also believed that it was highly unlikely the sanctimonious punditry in the news business would be the ONLY employment base were domestic violence did not occur, and thanks to the Internet hamper, here are a few examples of the media’s hypocritical dirty laundry….
  • Limbaugh spokesman: #StopRush operatives to be outed later today

    09/23/2014 11:54:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    I can’t believe I’m writing about “StopRush” again.Longtime readers will recall my extensive and groundbreaking research into the StopRush operation just after Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke in 2012, for which he apologized.I proved then that the operation — at least at that time — was a Media Matters astroturfed assault on Limbaugh’s advertiser base, based on a pre-existing plan just waiting for the right moment. Supposedly independent groups coordinated their efforts with an MMFA operative, and then tried to cover it up. My research led Limbaugh to activate his personal Twitter account to spread the results of my research....
  • Under Obama, Air Force One cost per hour jumps 27% to $228,288 [Lecture Today on Global Warming]

    09/23/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard
    The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group.
  • Live Stream Obama Statement – September 23, 2014 [Media Worship Service]

    09/23/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    ...Obama will make a statement this morning at 10:00 am ET on the South Lawn. I will live stream it here.
  • Constitution Day Passes Without Notice

    09/22/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/14 | Michael Oberndorf
    We are seeing how easy it is for government, with the collusion and connivance of the media and the education establishment, to spiral out of the control of the people Oh, Well… Constitution Day has come and gone and not surprisingly, hardly anyone noticed. The Constitution has become irrelevant to all but a few endangered Republicans on Capitol Hill, and is totally ignored or twisted beyond recognition by all - repeat, all – Democrats. This, of course, includes all the members, young and old, of the Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the “mainstream” media.
  • Turkey: We Won’t Allow US to Attack ISIL from Our Airbases

    09/22/2014 4:28:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    almanar.com ^ | 9/12/14
    Turkey refused on Thursday US permission for combat missions against the Takfiri group operating in neighboring Iraq and Syria. A government official said Ankara will not allow a US-led coalition to attack ISIL from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against the Takfiri militants.
  • Peyton Manning Sex Scandal: Largely Forgotten, Even With A Witness

    09/20/2014 5:43:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 9/18/14
    Peyton Manning and sex scandal are two things you might never expect to see in the same article. If so, you don’t know about the incident that happened at the University of Tennessee when Manning was the Tennessee Volunteers star quarterback.
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • PA:Another Writer Transfers Volition to Guns

    09/19/2014 11:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The alternative online publication philebrity.com, which is about "Philly Arts, Gossip, Media, Music, Nightlife & Politics".   The have picked up on the theme of irrationality of those who wish to disarm the citizenry by attribution volition and motivation to inanimate objects: "..3,373 people were killed by guns in Philadelphia between September 11, 2001 and the end of 2013, and 174 more have been murdered so far this year." People were killed *with* guns, not "by" guns.   There is a large difference.   Guns are not alive.   Guns do not make choices.  Guns do not have volition or...
  • Concha: Media Apathetic on Abuse Charges Against Soccer Star Hope Solo

    09/18/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 18th, 2014 | Joe Concha
    Solo is the starting goalie for the U.S. national soccer team and has amazingly held this position since Bill Clinton was president (2000). Along the way, she’s won two gold medals and has recorded the most shutouts in U.S. women’s soccer history. She can add some distance to that record when the U.S. hosts Mexico in Rochester tonight. Solo is also a 33-year-old woman charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the assault of her sister and teenage nephew. The Washington native has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is set to begin in two months. But unlike Rice...
  • Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme

    09/18/2014 4:46:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/16/14 | Marc Caputo and Jay Weaver
    With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. "I got swindled by both Rothstein and Charlie," the man says. But not only is there no evidence to support this accusation about Crist, the Miami Herald has identified the man as Fort Lauderdale investor Dean Kretschmar
  • Hillary Clinton, World-Champion Pretend Griller [High Priestess of Phony]

    09/15/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/15/14 | Jim Geraghty
    .....“While a crowd of several thousand Democrats waited on a sloping, grassy field below, Mrs Clinton, her husband and Senator Harkin staged a mini-grilling of steaks for the press at a single barbecue grill in a fenced-off enclosure, framed by a handsome tree and a picnic table filled with some patient Iowans. Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her.”
  • Ross Shouldn’t Do That (Ref: Ross Douthat’s New York Times hit piece on Ted Cruz)

    09/14/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | September 13, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat’s New York Times piece on “friendless Middle East Christians” before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn’t address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, “no greater ally” preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event. The fact that he preferred to do it this way says a lot–none of it good–about his priorities and instincts. In so many words: Jew-hatred among Middle Eastern Christians is so rampant that it should be ignored in the interests of saving...
  • Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech

    09/14/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 13, 2014 | by Michael Calderone
    President Barack Obama met with over a dozen prominent columnists and magazine writers Wednesday afternoon before calling for an escalation of the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS, in a primetime address that same night. The group, which met in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in an off-the-record session, included New York Times columnists David Brooks, Tom Friedman and Frank Bruni and editorial writer Carol Giacomo; The Washington Post's David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson and Ruth Marcus; The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins and George Packer; The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart; The New Republic's Julia Ioffe; Columbia...
  • ‘Sons of Guns’ star Stephanie Hayden Ford: My father sexually abused me, others

    09/11/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 34 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Leora Arnowitz
    Former “Sons of Guns” star Stephanie Hayden Ford made some horrific accusations against her father Will Hayden on a pre-taped episode of “Dr. Phil” that aired on Thursday. Ford sat down with Dr. Phil McGraw and stated that her father acted inappropriately with her when she was 12 years old. Hayden is currently in jail in East Baton Rouge, La., after being charged with forcible rape and aggravated rape of a juvenile. ADVERTISEMENT It has been widely reported that the charges stem from accusations made by Hayden’s younger daughter. As Ford shared her story with Dr. Phil she spoke openly...
  • Last Days in Vietnam, a Documentary in Theaters

    09/09/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by grayhog · 35 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 9/7/14 | Mylinh Shattan
    Rory Kennedy, film-maker and daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, produced a film which debuted in theaters this week about the fall of Vietnam. I haven’t seen it yet and am debating whether I will. I'm half Vietnamese and have mixed feelings and for many years refused to watch coverage of the war and the pervasive inaccuracy in the media. It's too close to home. In 1995, 20 years after the withdrawal and debacle, reporters interviewed my father who was Vietnam's last cultural attaché. Perhaps they were trying to get the record straight. My father left Vietnam with Ambassador Martin...
  • Haniya: Our Media Was the River from Which Global Media Drank Information

    09/08/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/8/14
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  • AP Seems Stunned That Japan's Economy Is Shrinking After Huge Tax Hike

    09/08/2014 10:54:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8 Sep 14 | Tom Blumer
    The smug self-confidence of financial analysts and writers who predicted that Japan's monstrous sales tax increase would have no long-term effect on its economy should be severely shaken. An Associated Press report tonight by business writer Elaine Kurtenbach tells readers that the Land of the Rising Sun's economy "contracted at a larger than earlier estimated annual rate of 7.1 percent in April-June, as companies and households slashed spending following a tax hike." This means that the "experts" who assured everyone that the second-quarter contraction would be smaller than or merely offset the brisk first-quarter expansion of 6 percent were horribly wrong. The...
  • The beheading of Palmira Silva and terrorism

    09/08/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Serious violent crimes are ignored out of a fear of offending Muslims or of being seen as racist Last week, 82-year-old Palmira Silva was found dead in her backyard garden in the UK. She had been beheaded. Silva, a great grandmother, had come to Britain in the 1950s where she met her late husband, Domenic. The two ran successful restaurants and cafes and at the time of her death, Silva was the owner of Silva’s Café, a popular café in Edmonton. Until fairly recently, the 82-year-old had worked at the café full time. Shortly after the horrific murder, police took...
  • Columnist: ISIS Is Bush's Fault, But GOP Trying to 'Yoke Obama With' It

    09/07/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 2, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 31, The New York Times ran a op-ed in which columnist Charles M. Blow contended that Republicans are trying to use the 9/11 attacks to make Americans fear ISIS and "yoke Obama with the ill effects of a war started by [George W. Bush]." One immediate problem with this theory is that ISIS--now IS--is not an ill effect of the Iraqi War but of the power vacuum created by President Obama's precipitous withdrawal of all U.S. Troops in 2011. But Obama knows this, which is why he blamed the troop pull-out on George W. Bush early last month....
  • Exclusive: Obama Blames Border Crisis for Immigration Reform Delay [Drudge Says BO "Squirm"s]

    09/07/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/7/14 | Carrie Dann
    In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, President Barack Obama defended his decision to delay executive action on immigration, saying the summer’s surge of unaccompanied children at the Mexican border changed the politics of the issue.
  • Media Desperately Spinning Bad Jobs Report

    09/06/2014 10:52:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Shockingly enough the numbers are bad and performing below the usual optimistic expectations. Just like every other time.I’ll just give you the headlines for a taste of how frantically the media is spinning the bad news. A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy’s Strength – NPRJobs Report: Not Good, but Not Terrible Either – New York TimesDon’t freak out about bad jobs report – Washington PostWhy weak August jobs report probably a fluke – MarketWatchThe Awful New Jobs Report Has One Silver Lining – New Republic It’s a fluke! There’s a silver lining! The bad news is really good news!...
  • Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'

    09/06/2014 7:49:55 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 9/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
     US Senate to Protect the Media Monopoly's Exclusive License to Corrupt Presidential Elections    Amateurs Not Allowed to Speak  An apocryphal story from the good old 1960s tells of $3 million found under the bed of a deceased congressman, with the question automatically asked, at that time, “how does an honest, $50,000 per year congressman accumulate that kind of money?” These days, newspapers don’t blink at the President’s $10 net worth—chump change compared with the $100s millions accumulated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, remuneration for—speaker’s fees.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, slumming at only $3 million to $10...
  • Have You No Sense of Decency, PBS?

    09/05/2014 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    PBS, who operates partly on the dime of the U.S. taxpayer, just ran a one-hour special on the terror-sponsoring dictator who shrieked that “war with the U.S. is my true destiny!” and who came within a hair of nuking millions of PBS’ involuntary donors during the gravest military threat against the United States in modern history.PBS, who bills itself as America’s “most-trusted source for news and public affairs programs,” aimed their documentary on the “turbulent life” of the “controversial Cuban leader” at a U.S. audience and titled it, The Fidel Castro Tapes. But PBS pulled off its documentary without mentioningthe...
  • NBC says ‘Morning Joe’ host Scarborough’s role expanding

    09/05/2014 7:44:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2014
    NBC News says “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough will be a senior political analyst for the network with regular roles on “Meet the Press” and the “Today” show. Generally, over the past year, NBC News has sought to distance itself from MSNBC, where a politically liberal viewpoint dominates. NBC said Friday that Scarborough will be a regular contributor to round-table discussions on “Meet the Press." Scarborough will offer analysis on other NBC News broadcasts and work as part of the network’s election team.
  • Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'

    09/05/2014 5:10:54 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 9/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'  US Senate to Protect the Media Monopoly's Right to Corrupt Presidential Elections    An apocryphal story from the good old 1960s tells of $3 million found under the bed of a deceased congressman, with the question automatically asked, at that time, “how does an honest, $50,000 per year congressman accumulate that kind of money?” These days, newspapers don’t blink at the President’s $10 net worth—chump change compared with the $100s millions accumulated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, remuneration for—speaker’s fees.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, slumming at only $3...
  • New Emails Reveal Former LA Times Reporter Likely Violated Newspaper’s ‘Very Clear Rule’

    09/04/2014 8:43:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/04/14 | Oliver Darcy
    New emails released Thursday appear to show that a former Los Angeles Times reporter had a “closely collaborative” relationship with the CIA, submitting drafts of stories to intelligence officials before submitting them for publication. Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter, explicitly promised “positive news coverage” with one news story, according to The Intercept, which obtained emails he exchanged with intelligence officials. He added that he thought the particular report would be “reassuring to the public” about drone strikes.
  • Chuck Todd to interview President Obama on first 'Meet The Press' broadcast

    09/04/2014 7:07:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/4/14 | Dylan Byers
    .....Obama will be Chuck Todd's first guest on his inaugural broadcast of NBC's "Meet The Press," a source with knowledge of the interview told POLITICO on Thursday. The exclusive interview, which will be announced during NBC's broadcast of the National Football League season-opener, will take place this Saturday at the White House. It will air on Sunday and will cover both foreign and domestic policy, likely including U.S. efforts to combat the Islamic State terrorist organization, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo.
  • AP, LA Times and USA Today All Avoid Naming Obama in Stories on Libya

    09/04/2014 4:18:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 4, 2014 | By Tom Blumer
    The establishment press is working mightily to shield President Barack Obama from blame for, or even association with, decisions he has made and actions he has taken — unilaterally and with dubious constitutional authority in many instances. One particularly egregious example is Libya. When Obama decided on his own to engage in "kinetic miliitary action" to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the press was thrilled. Now, as will be seen after the jump, three stories from major establishment press outlets don't even contain Obama's name, or any direct reference to him. The press, in completely polar opposite treatment from that...
  • What actually happened in Ferguson

    09/04/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 09/03/2014 | Jack Cashill
    I wonder if major media executives are savvy enough to be embarrassed by the unpaid citizen journalists who have subverted their high price monopoly on the news. Does it trouble these executives, I wonder, that people who care about the truth go anywhere but CNN or ABC or the New York Times to find it? Do they know that on subjects that deal with race – as the major media proved again in Ferguson, Missouri – the best informed Americans consider their coverage to be not just inadequate but preposterous?
  • Spare Us The Sanctimony: The Gross Hypocrisy of Online Media in the Nude Photo Leak

    09/04/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Betabeat.com ^ | 9/2/14 | Ryan Holiday
    ...we are entering a new phase in our media culture online. It’s past gossip, past snark and post-smarm. It is the sanctimony phase..... There’s no question that these photos constitute a flagrant violation of these women’s (and men’s) privacy. What’s less certain is where blogs like Gawker and Perez Hilton and others get off pretending to be shocked and appalled by it. These sites–which generally will publish anything for an extra thousand pageviews–are suddenly leading the charge that these hackers are criminals, that the online horde who clicks the photos are perverts, and that justice must be done for the...