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  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 111 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer'

    03/27/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer': Psychologist says Lubitz acted like a 'US school shooter' who commits atrocity then kills himself Andreas Lubitz locked pilot from cockpit before calmly crashing the plane Behaviour suggests he had a plan and executed, a psychologist has said Compared it to type of people who go on 'mass killing sprees in schools' Co-pilot who downed the A320 postponed his training due to 'depression' Reveals 'psychological weakness' according to Professor Craig Jackson Lubitz 'deliberately' brought the plane down in French Alps and killed 150 By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Updated 27 March 2015 The...
  • Hillary Clinton's 12 Dirty Words

    03/27/2015 4:57:40 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/26/2015 | John Merline
    What do you call a polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, entitled, overconfident, secretive politician who will do anything to win and thinks she's inevitable even though she's out of touch and represents the past?
  • Republicans Twice as Likely To Be Targeted By Washington Post Fact Checker

    03/26/2015 11:45:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | John Nolte
    Breitbart News analyzed the Washington Post fact check column for all of 2015 and found that so far this year Republicans and their claims have been targeted twice as often as Democrats and their claims. A good faith search revealed that over almost four full months, Republicans (this includes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) were fact-checked a total of 32 times. Democrats were fact-checked only 16 times.Fact checked claims also fell along the same 2-to-1 partisan line. Four claims from the left received fact checks, compared to nine from the right. A “claim” falls along the lines of Republicans claiming...
  • REVIEW: Bias in the Booth A Must-Read for Political Junkies and Sports Fans

    03/26/2015 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Americans have long used sports as a way to “get away” from the real world for a few hours and focus on a game rather than current events. Sports, after all, have a way of uniting people unlike anything else. Bias in the Booth, a new book by sports talk radio personality Dylan Gwinn, argues that there has been an effort by sports broadcasters to sway public opinion on certain issues—related to sports or not—towards a liberal viewpoint. In the book, Gwinn cites examples such as the deification of Michael Sam and Bob Costas’ rant about gun control as ways...
  • If Your Mother Tells You She Loves You, Check it Out

    03/26/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The headline to this story is an adage taught by journalism schools throughout the country. News is supposed to be based on facts and reported without bias. But alas, reporters are human and have biases, acknowledged or not. If they are blatant and obvious, then we can dismiss them out of hand, (example: Chris Matthews saying, "I felt this thrill going up my leg," when listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama). But watch out when supposed news items align with a cultural bias. Reporters should apply skepticism to everything they report on. Otherwise, emotionally charged stories...
  • CNN Plays Gotcha: Is Ted Cruz a Hypocrite for Signing Up for Obamacare?

    03/25/2015 11:55:08 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    This is simply pathetic. Watch the video at CNN – it’s clear what they’re trying to do: "The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a law he has been on a crusade to kill. "It’s a deeply ironic development for the Texas conservative firebrand, who vaulted to fame during his few years in the Senate in large part by denouncing President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law. He led an effort to defund the law that contributed to the 2013...
  • NYT Reporter: Quoting Global Warming Skeptics Perpetuates ‘A Lie’

    03/25/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A New York Times environmental reporter told Columbia University journalism students that presenting balance in an article about global warming is tantamount to perpetuating a lie. “It is a lie to say that global warming poses no danger,” New York Times reporter Justin Gillis told students after a screening of the movie “Merchants of Doubt,” reports The Federalist. “Journalists care about the truth—that’s my only care in life, to find the truth,” Gillis said. “To act as if the evidence is half and half is to tell a lie. I refuse to perpetuate that lie.” “This is much like the...
  • Yahoo Political Reporter: Cruz Talking About God-Given Rights Is 'Bizarre'

    03/24/2015 3:10:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Meredith Shiner is currently a Yahoo News political reporter. Before spending three years at Roll Call, where she was considered "a leader in the newsroom," she toiled at the Politico for two years. Shiner is a graduate of Duke University, and "grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago." I have provided these resume-level details to emphasize how utterly incomprehensible it is, as well as downright scary, that a woman with this kind of background and experience could have published, reacting to Ted Cruz's speech announcing his presidential candidacy, the following tweet (HT Instapundit): So Meredith Shiner: Is a journalist...
  • REPORTS: MSM REPORTERS GIVE HILLARY CLINTON STANDING OVATION AFTER SHE TAKES NO QUESTIONS

    03/24/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24,2015
    On Monday evening, mainstream media reporters reportedly gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she joked about her private email scandal and took no questions from the press–at an event honoring excellence in journalism. According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions after her 20-minute speech in Washington, D.C., which prompted the Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, who won this year’s Robin Toner award for excellence in political reporting, to reportedly make Clinton an offer: “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.” Time reported that “Clinton received a standing...
  • 5 Big Whoppers Told About ObamaCare On Its 5th Anniversary

    03/24/2015 5:12:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/23/2015 | Staff
    Milestone: Monday marked the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare, and, naturally, backers used the occasion to extol its many alleged successes. But in doing so, they engaged in some daring feats of legerdemain.
  • Imagine President Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2015 | Editorial
    “Think just how different the world would be,” said Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, in a speech so packed with vision-spinning and the word “imagine” that it seemed as if John Lennon had returned, as a Hispanic Texan running a hard-right, anti-establishment, Christian-themed campaign for the White House. Weird. But weird is the essence of Mr. Cruz, who is now the first major Republican in the 2016 race. The “imagines” that Mr. Cruz doled out were well chosen for his audience, students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Robust cheers greeted one of the first: “Imagine young people coming out...
  • BBC Shows Wait Time for Products in Venezuela; Avoids the Why

    03/23/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WHY? WHY? WHY?That is what your humble correspondent wants to shout at the computer screen while watching this BBC Mundo report presented by Daniel Pardo in Venezuela. Pardo actually has a good idea, namely to see how long it takes to buy eight basic home products (yes, including toilet paper) while waiting on the notoriously long lines in that country. Unfortunately he does not inform us "why" the situation is so dire even though the S-word providing the answer is proclaimed on wall posters all over that oil-rich but impovershed nation. Therefore Pardo is this week's winner of the John Chancellor Avoidance of...
  • Not News: Federal Judge Blasts DOJ for Executive Order Deception

    03/22/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Like the judge, the states thought nothing was happening. Like an idiot, I believed that." That was the angry blast by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen against the Department of Justice whom he accused of misleading him on President Obama's executive order on immigration. In contrast to normal federal court proceedings, it was quite an emotional confrontation. That plus the fact that the executive order has been big news for months you would figure it would have been covered in the MSM. Well, for the most part you would be wrong. With the notable exceptions of the Los Angeles Times,...
  • MSNBC: Critics pile on ahead of Ted Cruz 2016 announcement

    03/22/2015 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 22, 2015 | Erin Delmore
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the 2016 field with an expected announcement Monday that he will run for president in 2016— and his critics are already piling on. California Gov. Jerry Brown called Cruz “absolutely unfit to be running for office” due to his position on climate change, during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data,” Brown said. “It’s shocking and I think that this man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.” During an appearance on “Late Night...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • In Video, Obama Appeals to Iranian Youth on Nuclear Deal

    03/20/2015 2:13:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/19/15 | David E Sanger
    Two weeks after Senate Republicans issued a letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear agreement Iran signs with the administration may be temporary, President Obama has issued a missive of his own: A video directed at Iran’s young people, urging them to pressure their leaders to accept the deal on the table. The ostensible reason for the video was a greeting for Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration that Mr. Obama has used before to deliver messages to the Iranian populace. But after mentioning a celebration held at the White House, he wasted no time making his case...
  • BUSTED: Ferguson Shooter Jeffrey Williams Caught on Video In Fight Shortly Before Shooting Police….

    03/18/2015 5:32:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 3/17/15 | sundance
    Yesterday Ferguson police shooter Jeffrey Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, made the claim that his client was beaten by Saint Louis Police during his arrest. Attorney Christmas, and Ferguson protest leader, Bishop Derrick Robinson, have now both made that claim. As noted in the Saint Louis media: […] “Jerryl Christmas, also claimed that Williams was beaten during the arrest, a claim that police deny”. […] “Christmas said Williams had bruises on his back, neck and face as well as a knot on the back of his head, allegedly from the butt of an officer’s gun”. (link) However, we have uncovered media...
  • Study: Yes, Press Was Very Biased During 2012 Election Coverage

    03/18/2015 2:44:54 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 17 MAR 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    A new study of more than 130,000 news articles on the 2012 presidential election between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama proves without a doubt that the press strongly leans Democratic. ((snip)) While the study’s findings are not exactly surprising, it’s important nonetheless to show that liberal media bias isn’t exactly a fictional conservative grievance.
  • Bitterly Disappointed CNN Downplays Netanyahu’s Likely Upset

    03/17/2015 9:09:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2015 | John Nolte
    All day long CNN has been relentlessly beating the drum and practically celebrating the forgone conclusion that sitting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was about to lose today’s elections. Every move Netanyahu made over the past few weeks that outraged Obama and his media allies was framed by CNN today as a blunder — from the speech he made before Congress to sounding the alarm today about Israeli Leftists busing Arabs to the polls. CNN was quite obviously setting up a Narrative to explain and gloat over what polls said was almost certain to be a Netanyahu defeat. A funny...
  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another.

    03/17/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Mar 17, 2015
    <p>UPDATED: Tuesday, March 17, 2015---9:05 a.m. KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another man about two weeks ago.</p> <p>Authorities have identified the 26-year-old fatally shot on Saturday as Aaron Siler, of Kenosha. Police say he had armed himself with a weapon before he was shot by Officer Pablo Torres. Siler was wanted on a felony warrant and led police on a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit before he was shot.</p>
  • D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real...….

    03/16/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    "D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real Uplands Park Officials Are A little Upset…." A fellow named John Muhammad identified himself as city manager of the tiny north county village of Uplands Park during a live interview Thursday night on FOX News channel. Mr. Muhammad then went on a bizarre diatribe to say he, and his community, believed the KKK or the police themselves were the shooters. Beyond the jaw dropping protestations about the police shooting another slight problem is Mr. Muhammad is not a “city manager”. Actually, not even close. First,...
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israel’s enemies.
  • Why Michael Bloomberg's latest push for gun control is all wrong

    03/13/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws. From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. Then again, he is worth of over $36 billion. But Bloombeg’s newest campaign has become so extreme that even gun control advocates may wonder that he is becoming a liability to their cause. And he has already earned a reputation for fabricating numbers, with even liberal-leaning PolitiFact slamming Bloomberg for exaggerating the number of school...
  • Yahoo Putin's grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans?

    03/13/2015 2:04:19 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 12, 2015 | Fred Weir
    Russia's quick and dirty annexation of Crimea, carried out under the watchful gaze of barely disguised Russian special forces, remains a bitter bone of contention a year on. By the West it is regarded as an act of unilateral Russian aggression that triggered a wider Ukrainian crisis. The Russian narrative remains that it was a justified reaction to the illegal overthrow of Ukraine's president by pro-Western mobs in Kiev, and the perceived threat that a new Ukrainian government could nationalize its historic naval base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
  • Is gun ownership really down in America?

    03/12/2015 2:09:20 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Is gun ownership falling? The answer is yes, at least if you believe a new General Social Survey (GSS) by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Supposedly, since the late 1970s, the percentage of homes with a gun has fallen from approximately 50 percent to 32 percent. “The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been,” reported Emily Swanson of the Associated Press. Time magazine also points to a PEW Research survey that has done a couple much more limited surveys that suggest a similar drop in gun ownership...
  • The Very Best Reason Why Ted Cruz Should Be the 2016 Nominee

    03/12/2015 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    If Republicans want to win the presidential elections next year, they’d better nominate a candidate who’s willing to take the fight to the criminal organization called the Democratic Party and their allies in the media. Luckily, there are two candidates who are real warriors: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Scott Walker. The latter’s problem? He isn’t nearly charismatic enough to take on the Clintons in a national election – and yes, for now I’m going to assume Hillary will be the eventual Democratic nominee. That’s why I support Ted Cruz for president. He’s as charismatic a warrior as they come....
  • Thanks, Chris Hayes, for Making Our Case About Liberal MSM Bias!

    03/11/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show tonight, trying to explain away a poll showing Fox News to—once again—be the most trusted national news network, Hayes argued that it was unfair since Fox was the only conservative outlet, pitted against MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS. Hayes analogized the poll to one in which Mike Huckabee was placed against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry and Al Gore. Huckabee would win, said Hayes, but only because people were split among the others. Hello? The others are all DEMOCRATS. Just like all the non-Fox outlets you mentioned lean left. Thanks, Chris, for...
  • The Shocking Truth About Blacklisted Hollywood Screenwriters

    03/11/2015 1:20:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ray Keating
    Regnery History Hollywood is not exactly known for accuracy when portraying historical figures and events in the movies. Perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised then when Hollywood gets its own history wrong. That’s been the case with the blacklist of assorted industry communists during the early years of the Cold War. For nearly seven decades, leftists in the entertainment industry have peddled the idea that blacklisted screenwriters–especially the “Hollywood Ten”—were innocent, naďve standard bearers for First Amendment rights who unjustly suffered for their political beliefs at the hands of fascists in Congress and the movie business amidst a period...
  • Former network news reporter: My network didn’t want to hold government accountable

    03/11/2015 2:21:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-11-15 | Ed Morissey
    Sharyl Attkisson has bravely spoken out about her experiences with editorial bias at CBS News over the past couple of years, but … it wasn’t Attkisson who spoke to the Des Moines Register’s Courtney Crowder. This time the whistleblower is NBC News’ Lisa Myers, who is currently on the lecture circuit discussing her experiences as a journalist. Myers left NBC a year ago after clashing with Brian Williams over his refusal to air reports that he considered “divisive,” but that Myers considered part of the job of news organizations to keep government accountable. One of Myers’ spiked stories was that...
  • Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds

    03/10/2015 9:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Mar 10, 2015
    Gun ownership among Americans at a record low, survey finds By Tribune wire reports contact the reporter The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That's a significant decline since the late...
  • Lebanon - Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah Calls for an International Trial of Bush

    11/27/2005 12:22:38 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 564+ views
    Associated Press | November 27, 2005
    Lebanon's senior-most Shiite Muslim cleric, a harsh critic of U.S. policies in the region, called for an international trial of U.S. President Bush, saying his administration posed a threat to world peace. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah issued the call over a document allegedly leaked to London's Daily Mirror tabloid. The newspaper claimed the document was a transcript of a meeting in April 2004 between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in which the U.S. leader spoke of attacking Al-Jazeera television headquarters in Doha, Qatar. The newspaper, which cited unidentified sources, said Blair argued against an attack. The...
  • Eric Burns and the Cult of Liberal Media

    03/10/2015 2:00:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeffery Lord
    ".....It is the telltale sign of what the late Mr. Buckley once called the liberal “mania.” Said Buckley: “Cross a liberal on duty, and he becomes a man of hurtling irrationality.” A point perfectly illustrated by this latest from Eric Burns.How in the world does it make sense that Bill O’Reilly—quite visibly and openly not a “right-winger” — gets to be the head of a cult of right-wingers?... how in the world does Fox News get to be a cult — but not liberalism and the liberal media that marinates in said liberalism?One of the striking factors of modern American...
  • BOOM: It Took Just 3 Minutes For Trey Gowdy to Leave the Media in Stunned Silence [VIDEO]

    03/09/2015 5:59:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    As we near the glorious day when Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., calls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi for a grilling session that she’ll never be able to prepare enough for, we’re reminded of when Gowdy left a room full of journalists stunned and speechless — an impressive feat. In a typical Washington, D.C., press conference, a couple dozen journalists and media types crowd into a small room and fire off a barrage of questions toward the person at the podium — but that’s not how it works when Gowdy’s behind the wheel. Gowdy...
  • The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

    03/09/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 10, 2015 | E. L. Core
    Those rules are not rules in the same way that the laws of nature are rules, that cannot be broken. They are rules in the sense that they describe observed behaviors, much as one might get some sense, at the least, of the rules of a sport or game by observing those who play the game and those who enforce the rules. The rules were formulated by way of observation over many years. Attempts to order them according to importance have languished. Here follows one approach to analysis that may be helpful.
  • Buried Lede: Brian Williams Killed Stories Damaging to Obama

    03/09/2015 6:52:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | John Nolte
    The New Yorker’s Gabriel Sherman took a deep-dive into the ongoing shipwreck that is NBC News. The most fascinating tidbit had nothing to do with the House of Cards-style machinations embroiling the Peacock Network. Buried under more than a dozen paragraphs is the bombshell that as anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams (who is currently serving a six-month suspension) refused to broadcast two big NBC News scoops damaging to President Obama.
  • Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration?

    03/09/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure, temporary so far, of Brian Williams has provided a measure of relief to NBC’s beleaguered news division. With Lester Holt getting good ratings and other stories erupting (notably Hillary Clinton’s scandals at State and the Clinton Foundation), people have paid less attention to efforts to scour Williams’ records for more evidence of fabulism and exaggeration. It’s been almost a month since the last big reveal, and NBC News has been very quiet about its own probe into Williams’ public statements.That doesn’t mean that NBC has righted the ship in its news division, though. New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • Does Anyone Fact-Check the President?

    03/07/2015 1:23:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Over the years, we have been struck repeatedly by how often President Obama is wrong. Not how often we disagree with him, but how often he is just plain wrong, on matters of history, science and so on. Obama has a blithe willingness to assert false propositions of fact, apparently without fear of correction. I suppose that is because the Democratic press has little incentive to point out his errors. Let’s note two instances from a single town hall appearance in South Carolina yesterday. The first related to climate. Obama, while defending his Keystone veto, said: The pattern overall is...
  • How Press Attacks On GOP 2016 Contenders Could Backfire

    03/05/2015 4:27:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 5, 2015 | Christian Toto
    The next presidential election is more than a year away, but news reporters are pummeling GOP presidential hopefuls like Rocky taking on a freezer full of meat. The attacks could work against the Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes of the party, but they also leave the press vulnerable to months of assaults on its integrity. The latter appears more likely thanks to conservatives hammering guilty reporters on social media. Their message is clear: this isn’t 2012 or 2008. Just do a Twitter search on #ObamaLovesAmerica and you’ll be inundated with snarky and sober comments from the Right. It’s only a...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • Libs Already Regret Net Neutrality; Google to Filter Search Results by "Fact"

    03/02/2015 12:42:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, folks, just as I predicted, a bunch of liberals, a bunch of leftists have started learning what is in net neutrality, and they are unhappy. The Wall Street Journal has a headline: "Liberals Mugged by Obamanet -- Buyer's remorse is already setting in for Google and other 'net neutrality' proponents." You know what the one thing that none of these people ever figured on? None of them, none of these leftists ever dreamed Obama would do what they have now discovered is part of net neutrality. That is: The Regime is going to regulate content. They...
  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 9:35:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | Joe Henderson
    It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t know, raising the minimum wage. Despite all the preaching, pleading and warnings of doom from Donald Trump, American voters elected this man to the highest office in the free world. Twice. So what’s next? Step right up, Rudy Giuliani, America’s mayor. He charges the president, leader of these United States, with the high crime...
  • Call to Action this week after Netanyahu's speech.

    03/01/2015 7:27:14 PM PST · by blueyon · 10 replies
    self | 3/01/15 | Blueyon
    Please take to Twitter, Facebook, all news Media sites and any/all other sites you can think of after Netanyahu gives his speech Tuesday. The WH has already rebutted a speech they have not heard. We all know you can not rebut something that hasn't happened yet but we are talking this administration. So with that said, we need to dominate social media! Comment Comment Comment on everything with your views of Netanyahu. Don't let the main stream media frame this with WH talking points and anti-Israel rhetoric.
  • Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'

    03/01/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons' By Melissa Mullins | February 28, 2015 | 10:52 PM EST Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment. On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
  • Scott Walker woos CPAC by boasting about crusade against Wisconsin unions

    02/27/2015 6:51:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | The Guardian | Steven Greenhouse
    Seeking to wow a crowd of conservative activists on Thursday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker decided to trumpet what first made him a Republican hero: his crusade against organized labor.In what many saw as a boast that he could handle Islamic State, Walker talked of besting labor and said: “If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world.”With that red meat line at a gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC), Walker won raucous applause about the episode that thrust him on to the national stage–his success in pushing through legislation in 2011 to curb...
  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Lessons from Scott Walker's National Media Baptism [strategists' handbook for GOP dummies]

    02/26/2015 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    RCP - Real Clear Politics ^ | February 26, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns, Congressional Reporter
    "........ Here is their joint wisdom, pooled in a kind of Communications 101 crash course—a guide for first-time candidates. Media Bias: Get Over ItIn a pitch this week, Walker encouraged supporters to help him fight back against “the clueless and mindless journalistic herd.” The Republican National Committee argued journalists are asking less relevant questions of GOP candidates than they are of Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton and Democrats should have to answer for comments made by other Democrats, the RNC said. “If you’re a Republican, you’ve got to know you’re going to be held to a double standard,” RNC Communications Director...