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  • Bernard Goldberg Gets to the Heart of The Herd

    01/28/2015 2:45:38 PM PST · by Bratch · 13 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 28 2015 | Steve Flesher
    While on Hannity Tuesday night, Governor Palin dismissed most of the noise created over her speech last weekend at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit.  She stated that "the herd mentality" of those in the media seeks to make hay out of something that isn't.  She’s right.  It’s fading fast and has finally been downgraded to current-day Daily Beast material.What’s fascinating though is an article published by Bernie Goldberg, a frequent guest of Bill O’Reilly’s (who Governor Palin gently took to task while speaking with Hannity on Tuesday).He states: Sarah Palin was there and she told us she’s seriously considering a run for president. He condescends: Take this...
  • Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005

    01/28/2015 6:58:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005 By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2015 Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage. In addition to each of the three major networks devoting segments to it on their evening newscasts, the Associated Press, The New York Times, and The Washington Post and published stories on the topic. Over on cable, CNN covered it multiple times throughout the day for a total of 10 minutes and 27 seconds worth of airtime. At the other...
  • Liberal Sports Media’s Odd Morality

    01/28/2015 5:29:35 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 44 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 28, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Lance Armstrong is back in the news again. I learned this from my pastor, Dr. David Murray, and his blog yesterday. You’ll recall Armstrong won 7 Tour de France cycling titles while on steroids. He basically acknowledges that he’s sorry he got caught but would do it all again. Dr. Murray’s focus is on repentance, trying to apply it to our own lives which can be difficult in light of the fact that Armstrong isn’t a Christian. Lance Armstrong has always been an odd character. He was involved in a sport that no one in America cares about except the...
  • Terrorists can strike any time, anywhere: Self defense saves lives

    01/27/2015 2:30:14 PM PST · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Terrorists can strike anywhere and at any time, giving them a huge strategic advantage.Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world are refusing to admit this. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month, France placed 10,000 uniformed soldiers in front of Jewish sites across the country. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to be very effective. Israel learned this lesson the hard way. For several decades after its founding, Israel responded by putting more soldiers and armed police on the streets. Unfortunately, a mass killer can wait for officers to leave the scene or to kill the uniformed officers first....
  • Obama’s steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obama’s authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • IRONY ALERT! PBS-A Path Appears, story on sex trafficing-guest star...Hillary

    01/27/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by fungoking · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/26/15 | staff
    Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the U.S. A Path Appears introduces individual survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminates the widespread existence of a crime happening in our own backyards. In this episode, Ashley Judd and Nicholas Kristof meet Shana Goodwin, whose earliest memories are of being sexually abused by her grandfather. Shana guides them through the streets of Nashville where she was first sold to a pimp by her mother at the age of 12. Through Shana, we...
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

    01/27/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 20151 | Thomas Rose
    Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of “breaking protocol” by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called “One Voice,” reportedly funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly being lead by Obama’s 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. As...
  • A Few Iowans Byron York Didn’t Interview

    01/26/2015 9:09:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 26 2015 | palinsupporter
    By now I’m sure most of you have read or heard of Byron York’s hit piece on Governor Palin’s speech in Des Moines this Saturday. (I won’t link to it because it’s gotten enough traffic as is.) I’ve learned one way you can tell if a journalist is being fair in an article is by whom they quote. Byron York quotes one Iowan by the name of Sam Clovis, who trashes Palin’s speech along with other nameless "activists".You may think, "Wow, by listening to the words of these so-called activists and the journalists who picked up their thoughts, everyone there...
  • Hey GREAT JOB accidentally revealing confidential info of ISIS hostage this morning, White House!

    01/25/2015 4:28:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 23 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/25/15 | soopermexican????
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of a previously unidentified hostage being held by ISIS. Watch
  • Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders [Freep Request]

    01/23/2015 8:55:53 PM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | NewsOne Staff
    A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney...
  • PERS points out weaknesses in Nevada think tank’s retirement study

    01/23/2015 7:27:54 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 22, 2015 - 4:21pmUpdated | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A retirement system official said Thursday a report showing that some public employees who retire collect more in pension benefits than they did while working was based on less than 2 percent of beneficiaries. The analysis also does not reflect changes to the retirement plan made in 1985 that reduced pension payouts, said Tina Leiss, executive officer of the system. The conclusions in the report issued by the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank based in Las Vegas, do not account for the vast majority of the members and retirees of the Public Employees’ Retirement...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • EDITORIAL: State must end pension-boosting service credit option

    01/22/2015 7:43:22 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2015 - 12:01am | EDITORIAL
    It’s not enough for the Nevada Legislature to change retirement benefits for future public employees. The state’s pension plan provides perks and payouts so absurdly generous that some of them need to be dialed back right away. Taxpayers are on the hook for billions of dollars worth of unfunded pension benefits, when they can barely afford to save for retirement themselves. It’s bad enough that they must subsidize benefits they’ll never have. But it’s outrageous that taxpayers subsidize the cost of providing government workers, who already retire far earlier than their private-sector peers, with even earlier retirements. In Sunday’s Review-Journal,...
  • Study: Many public-sector retirees making more than they did on job

    01/22/2015 7:37:08 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Most people who make the decision to retire have to figure out how to live on fewer dollars, but that is not always the case with Nevada state and local government employees, a new analysis has found. The analysis by the conservative think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute, using newly available public data provided by the Public Employees Retirement System, shows that many public sector retirees actually receive a raise upon retirement. The analysis, which looked at 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies, including the state of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clark County and the Clark County School...
  • Star Tribune Fails to Reveal Local Woman Featured at SOTU Was Democrat Operative

    01/21/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a sweet story. A local struggling mom writes a letter to the President and she gets not only a lunch meeting with him but later gets featured in his State Of The Union speech. A very touching story about a regular woman...who "coincidentally" was a Democrat operative. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune very "mysteriously" left this very important fact out of the story about her written by Allison Sherry. This prominent background fact was not exactly hidden from view. Ms Sherry could have googled the woman in question, Rebekah Erler, and found a Reuters artcle from last June that...
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • MACHETE VS. FIREARM: Defensive gun use in Canada

    01/19/2015 7:59:23 PM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Canada's Sun News Network ^ | January 19, 2015 | Brian Lilley & John Lott
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featured/prime-time/867432237001/machete-vs-firearm/3998897878001
  • An American Intifada – Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • The Melbourne Square Mall in Florida is yet another gun-free zone

    01/17/2015 8:42:07 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 17, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    There might not be too many malls in Florida that ban permitted concealed handguns, but the Melbourne Square Mall where there was an attack that left one victim dead and one wounded was another gun-free zone. The Melbourne Square Mall is “a Simon Mall.” Yet, none of the news media have mentioned this point.
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 81 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda (AP Hit Piece)

    01/13/2015 2:17:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Erica Werner
    GOP ignores veto threats, presses attacks on Obama on immigration, pipeline, Wall StreetWASHINGTON (AP) -- Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street, force approval of energy pipeline legislation he opposes and make him justify any new federal rules before he makes them. Obama invited his antagonists to the White House for their first face-to-face meeting since the new Republican-controlled Congress convened. But their show of cordiality for the cameras did little to mask the partisan hostilities between Capitol Hill and...
  • Fear, far right among roots of Germany's anti-Islam rallies

    01/13/2015 6:24:42 AM PST · by skimbell · 26 replies
    AP via QCOnline ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | AP Staff
    ...anti-immigrant protests have been growing by the week, drawing international attention and fears that xenophobia is on the rise again in Germany - whose Nazi past has long made such sentiments taboo...
  • Why Does The Mainstream Media Call Muhammad ‘The Prophet’?

    01/12/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Larry O'Connor
    Whether Muhammad is a prophet is a matter of faith, not fact.In all the coverage of the barbaric terror attacks in Paris Wednesday, one fact of the story kept getting repeated in a curious way on network news, cable news, and in most mainstream publications. They kept saying, “Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.” Do you see it? You probably have become so used to it you don’t even notice anymore. But it’s strange, isn’t it? Why on earth do the news media continue to proclaim Muhammad as a prophet? Isn’t “prophet,” in this context, a subjective modifier?...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • Politico’s Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid Fighting Gym Equipment

    01/11/2015 4:11:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that they’d carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts. In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe — taking a page out...
  • CNN Chris Cuomo Calls Black French Terrorist 'African-American' [30 second video]

    01/10/2015 5:05:30 PM PST · by grundle · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 9, 2015 | Chris Cuomo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SQE9tToyGw
  • Yemen: Another Failure The Obama Administration Touted As a Success

    01/10/2015 6:25:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 09, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yemen: Another Failure The Obama Administration Touted As a Success Katie Pavlich | Jan 09, 2015 As law enforcement officials hone in on two Islamic terrorists who carried out an attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this week, we're learning more about where the terrorists came from, what their backgrounds are and where they received their training. There are three suspects total. Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, are still on the run but officials know where they are and have been in contact with them throughout the morning. The youngest of the terror suspects turned himself in earlier...
  • The bias against guns: What the media isn't telling you

    01/09/2015 12:10:18 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Just two days before New Year’s, a 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his mother at a Wal-Mart in rural Idaho. The victim was Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old concealed handgun permit holder. The child had reached into his mother’s purse. Massive news coverage ensued. Tragedies like these make headlines. That’s understandable. But where was the news media on the previous day, when concealed handgun permit holders likely saved multiple lives? — In Fargo, N.D., four people robbed a 36-year-old man and beat him unconscious. Fortunately, a permit holder stopped the attack. “The passer-by, who has a license to carry a concealed...
  • NY Times Removes Mention of Islam, Quran from Paris Survivor’s Account

    01/09/2015 10:06:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 01/09/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    The New York Times, which has already faced criticism for its decision not to publish images of the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons that may have provoked the attack on that magazine’s Paris offices Wednesday, is now under fire for apparently removing a quote from an article about reactions from survivors of the attack. Earlier today, the website Ace of Spades posted this excerpt from a story by reporter Liz Alderman about the shooting as experienced by those who survived it: Sigolène Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she...
  • What I’ve Learned From Dropping Fox News

    01/07/2015 10:00:57 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1-7-15 | Greg Scandlen
    I switched cable providers, and the new one inexplicably lacks Fox News. Although Fox isn’t perfect, I’m suffering.
  • Is Huckabee the next Reagan? (DEFCON 1 Barf)

    01/07/2015 12:09:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan. 6, 2015 | Timothy Stanley
    Editor's Note: Timothy Stanley is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph. He is the author of the new book "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.(CNN)—Mike Huckabee is thinking about running for the presidency a second time. He's super serious about it. You can tell because not only has he quit his TV show to spend time thinking about it, and written a book ("God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," due out on January 20), but he's also booked a tour of...
  • First anti-abortion bill filed: Doctors must have hospital privileges (Florida)

    01/06/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    Doctors who perform abortions would be required to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed under the first anti-abortion billed filed in the 2015 legislative session. HB 147 is sponsored by two Republicans, Pensacola Rep. Walter Bryan “Mike” Hill, former president of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, and Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, who pushed a bill in 2012 that would have required doctors to sign an affidavit stating the abortion is not being performed because of the sex or race of the fetus. The bill is patterned after laws in...
  • Maryland councilman: Don't use my name in article without my permission

    01/06/2015 8:43:23 AM PST · by redreno · 27 replies
    http://chicago.suntimes.com ^ | Posted: 01/06/2015, 08:28am | Chad Merda
    One council member in Maryland not only didn’t want to comment on a story, but he also doesn’t want his name in any news articles about him. The issue stems from an article Frederick News-Post reporter Bethany Rodgers wrote about concerns Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County Councilman, and fellow Councilman Billy Shreve had over County Council parking spaces. Delauter declined to comment for the article, which isn’t out of the ordinary for a public official. But what he did next, is. “Shame on Bethany Rodgers for unauthorized use of my name and my reference in her article today,” Delauter posted...
  • Nevada Assembly speaker rebukes Fiore for power move

    01/05/2015 7:27:18 AM PST · by redreno
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated January 3, 2015 - 6:39pm | By LAURA MYERS
    Moving to quash a conservative GOP insurrection, Assembly Speaker-designee John Hambrick on Saturday harshly rebuked Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore, telling her to stop playing “childish games” and undermining him by insisting she’s still Republican majority leader. Hambrick said in an email to Fiore that he had full authority as the elected leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus to remove her as majority leader and as chair of the Assembly Taxation Committee. He said he removed her last month for insubordination and for how she’s handling a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over unpaid payroll taxes for her home health care...
  • Top 10 Misreported or Underreported Stories of 2014

    01/02/2015 7:07:34 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 2, 2015 | Roger Aronoff
    As 2014 comes to an end, and the new year begins, we want to highlight some of the worst abuses by America’s news media in the past year. We have picked 10 stories for which there were general narratives presented by the mainstream media, which either ignored the larger truths to be gleaned from these stories, or, in some cases, the media missed the story altogether. We easily could have picked 15 topics that met those criteria, but arbitrarily chose to look at 10, and in no particular order. ... The ongoing IRS scandal, involving the targeting of conservative organizations...
  • Barf alert! NYT gets weepy over cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley

    01/03/2015 7:15:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    He was a victim! The man who cold-bloodedly shot Officers Ramos and Liu gets a shocking amount of sympathy and understanding from the New York Times today. The three (!) writers assigned to the story, Kim Barker, Mosi Secret and Richard Fausset present us empathy as: In reality, Mr. Brinsley’s short life was a series of disappointments. He was the difficult teenager who was passed around from home to home, the adult who could make nothing work, not a T-shirt company, not even an attempt on his own life at a former girlfriend’s house. Everyone seemed to betray him. The...
  • ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham

    01/02/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Grant Wacker
    ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham The movie and the book about Louis Zamperini’s life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. By Grant Wacker Jan. 1, 2015 Newspaper headlines agreed. Billy Graham —“heaven’s super salesman,” “the Lord’s top salesman”—knew how to close the deal. If he just read from a telephone book, one associate quipped, people would stand up and commit their lives to Christ. Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97, was a case in point. The Olympic distance runner and World War II hero is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand ’s acclaimed 2010 biography, “Unbroken,”...
  • WashPost Buries Hit-and-Run Death Caused by Female Episcopalian Bishop; Front-paged...

    01/02/2015 2:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Which offense is more serious? Denying a lesbian communion at a Catholic funeral? Or a female Episcopalian bishop hitting and killing a bicyclist? The Washington Post has picked (A). In 2012, they splashed across the front page (with a picture) that lesbian activist Barbara Johnson was denied communion at her mother's funeral. On December 30, the Post buried a hit-and-run-bishop story on page B5 with the headline “Bishop put on leave after fatal crash: Episcopal diocese says Heather Cook drove car that killed bicyclist.” .......
  • 26 Ways the Media Botched Their Reporting on the Latest Benghazi Report

    01/01/2015 12:49:01 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12-31-14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It neither “exonerates” nor “debunks.” It specifically states that it is not the final word on Benghazi. Yet national press outlets claimed all of the above about the House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi released on Nov. 21. (Snip) The [news media] articles advance limited and sometimes inaccurate representations of the committee report. They fail to acknowledge the countless documented instances in which the Obama administration provided false or conflicting information about Benghazi, and hid information entirely from public view.
  • Target's Ads for New 'Annie'-Inspired Collection Draw Controversy

    01/01/2015 7:07:45 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 12/30/2014 | Quinn Costello
    Delaware mom is taking issue with Target's new ads for its Annie-inspired clothing line. According to Yahoo! Parenting, L'Sean Rinique Shelton was faced with some difficult questions after her 8-year-old biracial daughter saw an ad featuring a young white model wearing Annie's signature red dress. "She saw the ad and said to me, 'That's not what Annie looks like. How come the new black Annie isn't good enough? Does that mean I'm not good enough?'" Shelton told Yahoo! Parenting.
  • 2014: A Year of Liberal Double Standards

    12/31/2014 10:50:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/31/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards. As I write this, GOP House whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist poltroons in Louisiana twelve years ago. Whether it was an honest mistake, as Scalise plausibly claims, or a sign of something more nefarious, as his detractors hope, remains to be seen. But one common response on social media is instructive. Countless conservatives want to know: Why the double standard? Barack Obama was friends with...
  • MEDIA: UM, THAT BIG STEVE SCALISE STORY PROBABLY DIDN’T HAPPEN, BUT HE’S STILL ‘EMBATTLED’ ANYWAY

    12/31/2014 9:32:16 AM PST · by Bratch · 54 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 31, 2014 | John Hayward
    Hey, remember how the biggest story in every mainstream media outlet yesterday was the shattering revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke to a group with ties to the odious white supremacist David Duke in 2002?  Ancillary stories blossomed with lightning speed throughout the day, spreading across the front pages like fractal patterns blooming on a computer screen saver: the latest comments from Scaliese, reactions from other Republican leaders, calls for his doom from top Democrats, hard-hitting political analysis from veteran correspondents about whether the “embattled” Republican could possibly survive this devastating scandal…Have you checked the big news...
  • 2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart [media bias]

    12/30/2014 5:15:02 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. The 29-year-old woman was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller told The Associated Press. Her family had come to the area to visit relatives, he said. The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into the victim's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which...
  • Race-Mongering a Half-Century Later

    12/29/2014 3:08:12 PM PST · by Col. Bob · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2014 | Bob Weir
    After reading about the gruesome murders of two New York City police officers, I was reminded of my early years as a cop. On a cold, blustery night in February 1964, at the tender young age of 21, I walked my first “beat” as a rookie in a high-crime area of Brooklyn. After graduating from the four-month Police Academy course, I was assigned to the 79th Precinct in the middle of the predominantly African-American section known as Bedford/Stuyvesant. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were murdered on the same street where I walked that first midnight-to-8 am tour of duty....
  • Media Pushing Michael Sam Again

    12/29/2014 6:07:48 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 28 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 29, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Michael Sam is again dominating NFL headlines. You’ll recall that Sam announced he was a homosexual before the NFL Draft. He was then drafted by the St. Louis Rams but didn’t make the team. He was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad but was cut from that as well. Having done absolutely nothing in the NFL, Oprah Winfrey interviewed him and now he’s all the rage again within the liberal sports media. Let’s be clear about Sam, he hasn’t played a single down of football in the NFL. He’s no hero, he’s a washed up linebacker who simply doesn’t...
  • Clarice Feldman: For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right

    12/28/2014 10:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    I must say that for some decades now, the media have proven to be terrible weather forecasters, always finding the climate of hate on the right, and never seeing it on the left of the political map. My friend (who picked his moniker "Danube of Thought" from the late Romanian despot Nicolae Ceausescu) documents some of the coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy -- murdered by a Communist gunman: "Hatred and fanaticism, the flabby spirit of complacency that has permitted the preachers of fanatical hatred to appear respectable, and the self-righteousness that labels all who disagree with us as...
  • Hey GQ, can’t find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16

    12/28/2014 6:49:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    In a survey of the “Craziest Politicians of 2014,” GQ had difficulty locating any Democrats. Seventeen out of 20 on the list were Republicans, with the only liberals being Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson and America’s reigning nabob of nuttiness, Joe Biden. In a note appended to the story, GQ defensively said it wasn’t guilty of “standard liberal-media bias,” it just couldn’t find any loony Democrats to speak of. Let’s give GQ a little help, shall we? Here are 16 more Democrats to the list of the most cra-cra political figures.
  • NBC Asks America for the Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make Their Cut

    12/27/2014 4:28:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | December 26, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about “what Christmas means to me.” Substitute anchor Tamron Hall offered this introduction: “Finally, on this special night, a question: What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe it’s the presents, the lights, the music, or getting together with family. We put the question to people around the country and discovered once against that Christmas means something a little different to everyone.” Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying “Happy Hanukkah,” but included...
  • Huffington Post Ignores Pro-Life View In “News” Reports on Abortion

    12/26/2014 6:25:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIfe News ^ | 12/26/14 | Melissa Mullins |
    Here’s a question: how can you tell when you are reading “news” from the Huffington Post? Answer: When both views on a highly controversial topic are NOT given…meaning, only the liberal view. Case in point: An article Samantha Lachman at the Huffington Post wrote on Monday about the Federal appeals court declaring a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman the ultrasound and describing the images in detail before going through an abortion as unconstitutional. The Huffington Post decided to quote only abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood and The Center for Reproductive Rights. From the Huffington Post:...