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  • Conservative Media Rallies to Walker After Tough Talk on Legal Immigration

    04/27/2015 4:48:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The conservative movementís leading media icons lined up to back Scott Walker after the media attempted to lynch him for talking tough on immigration.After being attacked...Walker stayed the course...ďA couple years ago, when the unemployment rate was at incredibly high levels and labor participation was low, why would we want to flood the market with more workers?Ē he said. ďSo that would be a time when you would have arguably less. As the unemployment rate goes down and labor participation rates go up, the two have to go hand in hand. Then it could be conceivably more than we have...
  • Freddie Gray Protesters Attack, Rob Reporter Videotaping Them (Baltimore, Maryland)

    04/26/2015 3:32:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    As demonstrations in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody became increasingly violent last night, protesters attacked and robbed a Russia Today reporter who was videotaping them. Young men were seen in the video flashing the middle finger to the camera and shouting obscenities. As they get closer to the reporter videotaping, she is thrown to the ground. According to RTís Russian-language site, a protester stole the reporterís handbag. She pursued the attacker on foot until police showed up. As The Blaze pointed out, though, RT neglected to mention the attack on their English-language website. Watch the...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. ďAs president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,Ē he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Archive Evidence Contradict NY Times Anti-Ted Cruz Hit Piece

    04/23/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    GotNews ^ | 4/23/2015 | C. Johnson
    Evidence from the student newspaper of Princetonís college newspaper shows that the young Ted Cruz was a defender of womenís rights and not the anti-woman oaf. Cruz favored instituting a patrol program at Princeton to cut down on violence and sexual assaults against women on campus, according to the Daily Princetonian on September 20, 1990. Cruz also was a member of the campus safety committee on campus. He called for spending money to address the problem of date rape on campus instead of a costly $700,000 program to institute locks. ďMoney should be spent on increasing proctor presence ó especially...
  • Obamacare and Obama will be popular in 2020

    04/23/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    Good news for Obamacare supporters: It's quite a bit less unpopular than it was a few months ago. The uptick leads to the question: Will the Affordable Care Act ever actually be popular? Looking at the long run, Republicans may have done the law a favor by naming it Obamacare. Former presidents usually bask in a nostalgic glow after they leave office. While events could still make a difference, Obama is well-positioned to take advantage of that effect: To date, at least, he has no major wars to regret, and the nation hasn't plunged into a new recession. If long-term...
  • Reagan Biographer Firm Signs on for Communications, Strategy for Scott Walker Super PAC

    04/23/2015 12:09:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    As heís become the 2016 GOP presidential campaignís clear frontrunneróbefore even announcing a candidacyóWisconsin Gov. Scott Walkerís 2016 team just made a huge pickup, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Shirley & Banister Public Affairs will be handling strategic communications for Walkerís Super PAC, the Unintimidated PAC, and providing historical context that will prove crucial for the campaign. Since the firmís two partnersóCraig Shirley and Diana Banisteróare extraordinarily connected among major players in the conservative movement, theyíll be filling a key gap in Walkerís growing team of influential staffers. ďOne of the hallmarks of SBPA is we only work with people...
  • House Call [Sarah Palin and the "Russia from my house" quote]

    04/22/2015 11:01:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    snopes.com ^ | 2/13/15
    [During] Governor Palin's....first major interview...interviewer Charles Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, and she responded: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska":
  • Who was the reporter outside Cindy Archerís house? [Wisconsin blockbuster raids story]

    04/21/2015 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Watch Dog ^ | M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Watchdog
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Of all of the frightening accounts of government abuses in Wisconsinís political John Doe investigation, David Frenchís description in National Review of the early-morning raid on Cindy Archerís home may be the most stunning. But there are two nearly forgettable lines in Frenchís retelling of the raid that reveal volumes about the secret investigations aimed at bringing down Wisconsinís conservative activist community. Archer, French writes, ďlooked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off.Ē Supporters of the Democrat-launched political John Doe probes into conservatives have argued secrecy is key...
  • Roger Ailes doesnít think much of Ted Cruz

    04/20/2015 3:06:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 20, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    Fox News president Roger Ailes thinks Ted Cruz could become the Republican nominee. But he doesn't appear to think much of him. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ailes was asked whether he thought Cruz could win the the GOP nomination. His answer: Sure, it could happen. Because just about anybody could win, right? "Listen, we elected Warren G. Harding. Anybody has a chance," Ailes said. "You don't know who you're going to be running against. If the other guy falls on his rear end, you could win." Harding -- ouch. For those of us who haven't taken an...
  • Florida school testing down again due to tech woes [Florida Media Freakout]

    04/20/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Bradenton.com ^ | 4/20/15 | CHRISTINA VEIGA
    Standardized testing in Florida is once again on hold due to technical glitches. The Department of Education told school districts early Monday that the testing company's servers were down. They were supposed to be back up by 8:30 a.m.
  • U.S. State Department to train journalists in India

    04/20/2015 9:23:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Judi Mcleod
    ĎLiars like Usí J School: Heads up to the unsuspecting people of India: The liars of the U.S. State Department have taken it upon themselves to teach ďethicsĒ to your nationís upcoming journalists. Donít get caught up in the controversy that it ďhas even proposed appropriating the name of Robin Thickeís 2013 hit ďBlurred LinesĒ as a title for the course. Itís not the name of the course, that could just as easily be called ďLiars like usĒ, but what the course is teaching thatís the clear and present danger:
  • Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March [AP now says inflation "healthy"]

    04/20/2015 6:44:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer/AP ^ | 4/17/15 | Josh "Cover for Obama" Boak
    Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels
  • Yearning for normal, &c.

    04/20/2015 6:00:14 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/20/2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Near the end of 2011, I believe, the press had a round of nastiness toward Mitt Romney. (It would not be the last, of course.) I thought, ďThis is interesting. If Romney is elected president ó or any other Republican is elected president ó we will see the return of the adversarial press. The adversarial press has been absent during the Obama years. The press has been amazingly tender toward the president. A Republican victory would mark the return of normality.Ē The other day, I was looking at some press about Hillary Clinton ó pretty tough press, or normal press....
  • The flight distance from Washington...to Miami [Obama Carbon Burn on Earth Day]

    04/20/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Travelmath.com ^ | 4/20/15 | sff
    The flight distance from Washington, District of Columbia to Miami, Florida is: 923 miles
  • Beyond Re-Set Buttons: Putin and Hillary

    04/19/2015 11:22:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    April 20, 2015 | vanity
    Here we have an interesting look at similarities. What does this portend for the future - tell us about the Democratic Party? Putin and Hillary employ similar tactics, have similar temperaments, engage in soft and hard power projection, and command and control a state media. I'd like to think, that here in the United States, we still have a say in who our chief executive is. The GOP has a large and varied selection of serious (and some not so serious) contenders vying for the Republican nomination. The Democratic Party has one candidate - Hillary (very Castroesque). Which brings me...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruzís suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to ďserve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny ó for the protection of liberty.Ē The Gray Lady calls it among the ďridiculous arguments against gun control.Ē It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to ďpreserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.Ē What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...
  • Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

    04/18/2015 8:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media Blog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jackson Connor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and include a formal apology from the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. While the plan appears to be an attempt to reckon with part of the city's less-than-spotless past, Thursday evening Fox Business Network's Charles Payne said he's afraid nationwide slavery reparations might be next. "The news in my...

    04/17/2015 2:07:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 4.17.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    I would like to think this headline from Newsweek is simply being sarcastic, but I doubt this is the case: Who Reported on Hillary Clinton's Historic Chipotle Visit, and How? This headline was written by people who have no conception of what is and isn't historical. SNIP Hillary going to a Chipotle counter and saying, "I'll have a chicken bowl with a side of guacamole," is not historic. SNIP
  • Mediaís Hillary Lovefest Underway, While GOP Candidates Face Tough Questions

    04/17/2015 9:55:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-04-17 | Lauren Ashburn
    Cue the Hillary Clinton media lovefest.All you need to know about the next 18 months of media coverage in the Hillary vs. press match-up is summed up in this hilarious video. Reporters are running, not walking, to catch Clinton in her ďScooby vanĒ as she kicked off her campaign in Iowa.To quote legendary MLB catcher Yogi Berra: ďItís like dťjŗ vu all over again.Ē After living through the 2008 coronation of then-Senator Barack Obama, we know how this play is going to end. Barring any miracles, Clinton will cruise to the nomination. And from then on, most of the...
  • Watching a Biased Social Documentary in College for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

    04/16/2015 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 16 replies
    Today, the faculty of my university told my class we had to view a movie in order to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, shown by our school's counselor. The film was a social documentary by a guy that was showing his opinions about changing mens' perception of their masculinity. As the film progressed, he started to blame the white male status quo for imposing media messages on vulnerable minds. He even compared John Wayne and Ronald Reagan in the film, portraying their respective appeals as white mens' desire to return to a past accepting of gender and racial discrimination (one...
  • MSNBC ĎJournalistsí Hug And Kiss Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett [VIDEO]

    04/15/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-15 | Alex Griswold
    The completely unbiased members of MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ greeted White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrettís appearance on the show by giving her hugs and kisses.ďMika, if only there were powerful women in Washington now,Ē host Joe Scarborough said, by way of introduction. ďOh, wait, there is Valerie right over there!Ē (VIDEO: Desperate Media Gaggle Chase Down Hillaryís Van Like Crazed Beatles Fans)Jarrett then made her way across the panel, hugging and kissing each member. As the show went to commercial, host Mika Bzrezinski could be heard cooing ďHelloooo!Ē as Scarborough said ďValerie, come give me a hug!Ē[h/t Weekly Standard]...
  • Behold the Worldís Lowest Bar!

    04/14/2015 2:30:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Iíve spent much of my life observing and writing about media bias, so youíd think nothing could surprise me at this point. But the fawning, deferential coverage of Hillary Clinton really is amazing. Hillary Clinton went to Chipotle yesterday. ABC described this as an ďadventureĒ as Patrick notes below. An. Adventure. No wonder she thinks sheís named after Sir Edmund Hillary, theyíre both such bold risk takers, pushing the envelope. On Morning Joe earlier, Mark Halperin offered a somewhat more serious analysis of Indiana Clinton and the Raiders of the Ohio Chipotle: ďHer problem is not to prove to people...
  • Desperate Media Gaggle Chase Down Hillaryís Van Like Crazed Beatles Fans [VIDEO]

    04/14/2015 12:35:06 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2015 | ALEX GRISWOLD
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintonís complete inaccessibility ó and the mediaís desperate desire to cover her every move ó finally came to a head Tuesday, when MSNBC cameras caught a desperate gaggle of reporters chasing down her van as she arrived at an event. Seriously, watch the video. Itís pathetic. MSNBC host Thomas Roberts seemed to enjoy giving a live commentary. ďThat guy in the orange pants is pretty quick. Iím looking at these people ó wow! Orange pants, heís really outnumbered now by all the people racing to the back.Ē At least one respected member of the national media...
  • Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media? (FReep a poll)

    04/14/2015 11:28:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    PR Week's Blog ^ | April 14, 2015
    Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio? Four major candidates have stepped forward to run for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president, and a few more are sure to follow soon. Their entrances into the race couldnít be more different. Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz went the more traditional route with kickoff events. Hillary Rodham Clinton went big on social with a much anticipated video and tweet combination, but is keeping events low-key to start Ė except for a Monday evening visit to Chipotle. So whoís winning the media battle at this very early stage? Take...

    04/13/2015 2:59:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Dominican Journal ^ | April 13, 2015 | BR. PATRICK MARY BRISCOE, O.P.
    ‚ÄúJesus loves you.‚ÄĚ #JN3:16 #Easter #risn‚ÄúPray. Hope. Don‚Äôt worry.‚ÄĚ #faith #believe‚ÄúPreach the Gospel at all times‚ÄĚ #Francis #peace #prayalwaysTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and countless other platforms are filled with almost empty Christian one-liners and other messages. ¬†Oftentimes trite sayings are re-tweeted or shared along with some kind of exhortation to ‚Äúspread the word.‚ÄĚ ¬†Since you‚Äôre a Christian, you can feel guilted into supporting this sort of thing, to do your share of evangelization. ¬†Believe me, I‚Äôm committed to building up a Christian culture, but sometimes I can be downright ashamed of that content. ¬†In the most extreme cases it...
  • WIBC dropping Rush Limbaugh

    04/13/2015 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Skywise · 38 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4/13/2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago.
  • Clinton's second act: Her long road to 2016 decision

    04/13/2015 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 13, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
    Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta's beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic. De la Renta, whose relationship with the former first lady had blossomed from dress designer to close friend, had recently died and Clinton wanted to be there to support his widow. She was also wrestling with a final decision on whether to run for president. By the time Clinton arrived in the Dominican Republic, she had largely settled on running a second campaign, but wanted to make the final determination with her husband, Bill. Friends fret over...
  • The Skewed View of America Inside the Progressive Bubble

    04/13/2015 1:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    A yawning cultural gap begets clueless reporting on the GOP field.Nashville ó The cultural gap between those who vote in the Republican presidential primaries and those who cover the candidates in those primaries is now a chasm. One by one, the media covering the Republican presidential candidates attach some quickly assembled defining flaw to each candidate: ďRand Paul has a temper problem with the mediaĒ; ďTed Cruz is an unelectable extremistĒ; ďScott Walkerís lack of a completed college degree is likely to be a major problem.Ē All of these flaws are in the eye of the media beholder. Ordinary Americans...
  • Marco Rubio Is a Polished Performer, but Heís Out of Position

    04/13/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2015 | by Nate Cohn
    Marco Rubio, who announced his bid for the presidency on Monday in a call to donors, has been called the ďbest communicatorĒ in the Republican Party. Over and over and over again. But he has little to show for it. He enters the fray with surprisingly low support. Despite four years of national prominence, he has averaged 6 percent of the vote in primary polls over the last few months. Thatís the same or worse than five candidates who are thought to have a much smaller chance of winning the nomination: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and...

    04/13/2015 9:51:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | By John Nolte
    It was announced over the weekend that on June 7 John Dickerson will replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS Newsí ďFace the Nation.Ē CBS News president David Rhodes ó whose brother Ben is a top Obama official most famous for editing the truth out of the infamous Benghazi talking points ó said of Dickerson, ďJohn is first and foremost a reporter ó and thatís what heíll be as anchor of ĎFace the Nation.í ďHis work in the studio will always be informed by what heís learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill ó anywhere thereís news.Ē...
  • Savannah and the Man from Kentucky

    04/13/2015 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/15 | Ed Wood
    Rand Paul. Senator Rand Paul. Dr. Rand Paul. A reasonably acclaimed, self-proclaimed Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Frankly, Iím not really crazy about him. Surely there must be somebody better out there. If I were his campaign manager, the first thing Iíd do is find him a new hairdresser! Savannah Guthrie. NBC News Anchor. Lawyer. Married to Mike Feldman, former aide to VP Al Gore. Itís possible that you never heard of her until this past week when she hit the big time by accosting the Man from Kentucky on national TV. Senator Paul had been a declared...
  • The Potemkin Economy: How the Press is hiding the holes in the economy

    04/13/2015 8:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/13/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The disappointing March employment report the government released on April 3 [1] finally forced the business press to ‚Äėfess up to the truth, best summed up in words found at the Associated Press [2]: ‚ÄĚFor months, the U.S. economy‚Äôs strength has been flagging.‚ÄĚThat admission takes ‚Äútoo little, too late‚ÄĚ to a whole new level.During the past several months, business scribes and broadcasters have largely pretended that all is well, constructing and maintaining a Potemkin-like facade of a prosperous economy, even as the vast majority of hard-number economic indicators turned in performances ranging from middling to awful. To prop up their...
  • CNN to Rand Paul: Are you going to be as mean to Hillary as you are to female reporters?

    04/12/2015 8:29:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    In an interview with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that aired on Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd noted that he has a tendency to get prickly with reporters. ¬ďThis has been men and women, by the way,¬Ē Todd noted. That clarity was not apparent this past week when Democrats and reporters alike advanced the slanderous narrative that Paul reserved his testiness exclusively for women. This, they added, was an unattractive trait that might be rooted in a lack of respect for the female gender. ¬ďHe¬ís got to be careful here,¬Ē Todd told his colleague Andrea Mitchell. ¬ďThis is...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Wines & Dines Media at Off-Record Dinners

    04/12/2015 7:49:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-12 | Hillary Clinton Campaign Wines & Dines Media at Off-Record Dinners
    ABCís George Stephanopoulos, MSNBCís Joe Scarborough, and a half-dozen reporters from CNN were reportedly among the media elites that attended an off-the-record New York dinner with Hillary Clintonís advisers on Friday evening ahead of her Sunday campaign announcement.
  • Hometown Residents Want Tribute to Brian Williams Torn Down (Elmira NY)

    04/12/2015 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Apr 2015 | John Nolte
    The indignities heaped upon suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams just keep piling up, and by extension, almost certainly ensure he will not return to the anchor chair after his six months in purgatory are complete. The latest was reported Friday by the New York Post: Dozens of residents from Williamsí home town are demanding a tribute sign to their former favorite son be torn down. Thus far, Mayor Sue Skidmore is balking. The townís welcome sign, which also honors a half-dozen other hometown notables (including Mark Twain), would be too expensive to replace, she says. Ö
  • Are Hillaryís Supporters Stupid?

    04/12/2015 2:30:39 PM PDT · by walford · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | 04/12/2015 | walford
    Now that Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced her second attempt at becoming Our President, we should consider the implications of her support -- and the lack of accountability that she has come to expect. And we should definitely consider the consequences of her becoming Chief Executive. At least one person associated with her has died under questionable circumstances. She has gleefully and repeatedly participated in attacking the much-younger women who dared to open their mouths about her husband using his position of authority to manipulate them into servicing him sexually. She has used insider trading to enrich herself while at...
  • Make the Leftist Media the 2016 Issue

    04/12/2015 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Bruce Walker
    Making Big Media the issue could, in fact, be precisely the means to truly energize conservative and by making Democrats the obvious toadies of Big Media, to deflate the left in 2016. The enemy of conservatism in America is the leftist establishment, the leftist-controlled institutions of news, education and entertainment. Take away these big, fat incestuously connected institutions and the left in America is a circus sideshow and nothing else. Democrat ďleadersĒ like Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and Reid are slow witted, mean-spirited, and narrow-minded sock puppets filled by the chubby hands of the leftist establishment. Indeed, the leftist establishment prefers...
  • Gunfire of the vanities (This is what snarky idiocy looks like)

    04/11/2015 7:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Pontiac Daily Leader ^ | April 11, 2015 | Paul Westermeyer
    Pontiac, Ill. - I received a call last week from a guy asking if he and his fellows could get some media coverage for the local chapter of Guns Save Life. Though this is something we donít typically do, I gave him the ďWeíll look into itĒ line. Then there was this exchange: ďI also have a birthday I want to put in the paper, but when I walked by your offices, I noticed a sign that said I was unwelcome.Ē Come again? What sign? ďThe sign with the handgun and the red cross through it ó Iím unwelcome in...
  • Rand Paul Really Infuriated Me This Week

    04/11/2015 4:46:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Although I'm extremely excited for the 2016 election even without having a particular GOP candidate in mind as my hoped-for annihilator of Hillary Rodham, Rand Paul really ticked me off this week. I mean REALLY ticked me off. It looks like he is not going to play ball with the press. And that's a huge mistake. So what happened? He tussled with Savannah Guthrie, the 'Today' host, over her editorializing rather than simply questioning him. She was pressing him on whether or not he'd changed opinions on foreign aid to Israel and he not only objected to her talking over...
  • Univisionís Anointed One: HUD Secretary Julian Castro

    04/11/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/10/2015 | Jorge Bonilla
    Recently, sandwiched between the Cruz and upcoming Rubio campaign announcements, Univision took the opportunity to remind us of their own clear preference regarding the 2016 presidential ticket, and their anointed ďLatino Candidate.Ē
  • Transparency: Team Hillary mulling over strategies to limit media coverage to ďpoolsĒ

    04/11/2015 5:24:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the intent of the ‚Äúgoing small‚ÄĚ campaign wasn‚Äôt already obvious enough, MSNBC‚Äôs Alex Seitz-Wald connects the last remaining dots. Team Hillary wants to run an ‚Äúintimate‚ÄĚ campaign in order to counter the impression that the former First Lady and Secretary of State feels overly entitled to voters‚Äô support and higher office, which means doing what other candidates regularly do as part of retail campaigning ‚ÄĒ smaller events, one-on-one interactions, especially in Iowa where voters expect that approach. Seitz-Wald reports that the campaign has already begun to strategize how that can keep the media from asking too many questions...
  • Media Tries Getting ĎPedanticí On Ted Cruz

    04/10/2015 8:19:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 10, 2015 | John Hayward
    The Left has become very devoted to the strategy of defining Republicans with early hits. Conventional wisdom holds such tactics were particularly effective against Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential candidate in 2008, and Mitt Romney on the top of the ticket in 2012. Thatís why we have overheated and dishonest attempts to portray Senator Rand Paul as a short-tempered misogyinst, and a crusade to discredit Senator Ted Cruz as a spinner of tall tales, disconnected from reality. The interview between Cruz and CNBCís John Harwood I mentioned yesterday Ė in which Harwood asked, ďWhy shouldnít somebody listen to you and...
  • New York Times Kicks off NRA Convention Coverage with Massive Lie

    04/10/2015 3:48:44 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 10, 2015 9:35 AM | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The NRA Convention starts today, in Nashville, Tennessee. And so, rather predictably, the New York Times has started its day by lying about it.
  • Shocking Primetime Balance on CBS

    04/10/2015 4:47:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From "L.A. Law" to "Ally McBeal," we've observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains. This seemed to describe "The Good Wife" on CBS over the past five years. But something interesting has happened over the past few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day. As they say on cable TV, you won't believe what happens next. This debate began because...
  • Drugstore chain Walgreens to close 200 U.S. stores [Hope and Change]

    04/10/2015 4:37:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4/9/15 | John Kell
    Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance will close 200 stores as part of a plan to cut $1.5 billion in expenses over the next three years.... Walgreens is closing some U.S. stores at a time when the company is reporting stronger results for its domestic retail pharmacy business. That division, which includes Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, posted second-quarter sales of $21 billion, up 7.4% from a year ago. Same-store sales climbed 6.9%....
  • Major Scoop in Mother Jones Claims Ted Cruz Was Once a Lawyer

    04/09/2015 11:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectator Blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    I'm so glad the world has David Corn of Mother Jones. Without him, how would we get the most pressing and important information on our Republican Presidential candidates? After all, it's not everyone who can read Wikipedia and use Google so masterfully. This week, we learn from our intrepid reporter that not only is Ted Cruz an attorney, but he also once represented clients. After serving over five years as the state of Texasí top lawyer, Cruz in 2008 joined the Houston office of the high-powered, international law firm Morgan Lewis to lead its Supreme Court and national appellate practice....
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nationís security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network ó Fox News ó have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Rand Paul slams media on abortion: Ask Democrats if itís okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the womb

    04/09/2015 4:49:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2015 | AllahPundit
    I have no idea how an answer like this plays among the electorate generally ‚ÄĒ maybe it‚Äôll be seen as evasive ‚ÄĒ but among righties on Twitter, who are high-fiving over it as I write this, it‚Äôs spun gold. Via Dave Weigel, skip to 8:00 of the clip below for the question and answer. The AP tried to corner Paul on abortion this afternoon by asking him to state definitively which exceptions to a ban he‚Äôd support. (In their defense, although firmly pro-life, he has been strategically cagey about his intentions on this subject if elected president.) Paul danced...
  • MSNBCís Favorite Republican Canít Win

    04/08/2015 9:23:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Yesterday was Rand Paulís big day as the Kentucky senator announcement his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Like any baseball team on opening day, in theory his chances are as good as any other candidate, and given the expected crowded field competing for the nod, thatís still true. But though his Louisville announcement bash went smoothly, what followed hasnít gone quite as well. Some of that is due to Paulís personality turning media appearances sour. But just as important is the way the basic contradiction in his campaign strategy is undermining his chances almost from the start. Though Paul...
  • Virginian Pilot Reinforces Hate

    04/08/2015 6:35:52 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The virginian ^ | 4/8/2015 | Moneyruner
    The Virginian Pilot reacted with hate and bigotry to the evidence that the fable about coed ďJackieĒ gang raped by the fraternity brothers at UVA was a lie from beginning to end. They ran a cartoon showing a ďright wingĒ couch potato ranting about rape to his TV set while his daughter enters the room, apparently the victim of rape. Itís the kind of thing you expect from the ďcool kids gangĒ in junior high taunting their classmates after they are exposed as fakes. Itís what the little bastard do to reclaim their superior status. There is a great takedown...