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  • Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for president

    11/24/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Momentum in primary campaigns is a mysterious thing: impossible to manufacture, easily squandered, and often misidentified. But there’s little doubt that at the moment, with two months before the Iowa caucuses — a period that will fly right by, I promise you — Ted Cruz has it. In that critical first contest, Cruz has leaped toward the front in two new polls: he’s essentially tied with Donald Trump in the latest Quinnipiac poll (Trump has 25 percent, Cruz has 23), and in a CBS poll released yesterday he’s in second place. If voters are ending their fascination with Ben Carson,...
  • What Will Trump Do After Ted Cruz's Big Surge in Iowa?

    11/24/2015 1:50:58 PM PST · by VinL · 70 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/24/15 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz has surged into a statistical tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. With two-and-a-half months left until the Iowa caucuses, Trump leads in the Hawkeye State with 25 percent, but Cruz has now surged to 23 percent. Ben Carson follows at 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent. Jeb Bush garnered only four percent in the survey, one point behind Sen. Rand Paul. Trump went on the attack a few weeks ago against Carson after the retired neurosurgeon jumped in the polls. Bill Hemmer asked FoxNews.com digital politics editor...
  • Ted Cruz is surging in Iowa, but would you invite him to Thanksgiving dinner? Ted Cruz in the news

    11/24/2015 9:08:03 AM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Koff
    Today's Ted Cruz news: Ted Cruz acknowledged in an early GOP debate that he might not be the candidate you want to have a beer with. "But if you want someone to drive you home," he said, "I will get the job done and I will get you home."But beer-buddy populism is old school. New question: Would you want him at your table for Thanksgiving dinner?CBS News and YouGov posed the question -- about Cruz and other leading presidential candidates -- to primary voters in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina.From the Dallas Morning News: "South Carolinians were most receptive...
  • Trump: 'Many people jumped and I witnessed it' on 9/11

    11/24/2015 8:12:35 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 270 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/24/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Columbus, Ohio (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday that he witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers on 9/11 from the view in his apartment. "Many people jumped and I witnessed it, I watched that. I have a view -- a view in my apartment that was specifically aimed at the World Trade Center," Trump said Monday during a rally in Columbus, Ohio. "And I watched those people jump and I watched the second plane hit ... I saw the second plane hit the building and I said, 'Wow that's unbelievable,'" Trump continued. At least 200 people are believed to have...
  • Mika Brezezinski: 9/11 Rhetoric "Could Really Hurt Trump"

    11/24/2015 8:05:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 106 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” show co-host Mika Brzezinski warned that if Republican presidential front-runner continues to claim he watched celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, it could damage his candidacy.
  • Listen: Levin Calls Out Establishment Moderates That Trash Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:41:20 AM PST · by Isara · 6 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Chris Pandolfo
    Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal had an article attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, in which the author wrote the following: “The senator’s supporters adore him because they see him in those moments when he has positioned himself as the hero. To them he is the stalwart forcing a government shutdown over ObamaCare. He’s the brave soul calling to filibuster in defense of gun rights. He’s the one keeping the Senate in lame-duck session to protest Mr. Obama’s unlawful immigration orders. Mr. Cruz’s detractors see a man who engineers moments to aggrandize himself at the expense of fellow conservatives. And they...
  • CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

    11/24/2015 7:24:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    nemy: Donald Trump. The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporterscovering his events, the Washington Post reports. Over the past few weeks, stories have surfaced that indicate a particularly volatile relationship between Trump and the media. At a rally last Tuesday, a Trump aide threatened to revoke Noah Gray‘s media credentials after the CNN reporter briefly left the designated press area to cover a #BlackLivesMatter protester. The aide told Noah to “get back in the pen” or risk being “f*cking blacklisted.” At a rally Friday, Trump barred members of the press from covering the event, including reporters from...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Favorite? (In Iowa)

    11/24/2015 10:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    A new FoxNews poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has pulled into a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa, as Carson continues to tumble headlong out of the picture. Trump registers 25% in the poll, followed by 23% for Cruz, 18% for Carson, 13% for Rubio, then the also-rans far behind. It looks an awful lot at this point like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has to be considered the prohibitive favorite in Iowa – he has a ton of money to spend in a state where spending money can actually do you some good, he is building...
  • ‘White supremacists’ shoot Black Lives Matter protesters

    11/24/2015 4:28:10 AM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2015 | Natalie Musumeci
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

    11/23/2015 2:27:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 238 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    Looks like fear — not turkey — is the main course being served in our country this week. Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren’t Christians.
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ...we saw it!

    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It's not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," Trump said Saturday. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Here Comes Cruz in Iowa [Trump 30%, Cruz 21, Carson 19]

    11/23/2015 12:48:57 PM PST · by VinL · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/23/15 | Rich Lowry
    The CBS poll over the weekend had Cruz nosing into second in Iowa. Trump still leads at 30 percent, with Cruz at 21 and Carson at 19. At this point, I think you have to say Cruz is the favorite to win Iowa .. in fact if this is where the race stood in a poll the weekend before the caucuses, I'd still bet on Cruz because I assume his voters are very motivated and very reliable caucus voters. It's hard to exaggerate how much things have broken Cruz's way. Potential threats to him in Iowa have faded away, with...
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Poll: Clinton tops Trump, GOP field on handling terror

    11/23/2015 11:46:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN) Americans trust Hillary Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism more than any of the leading Republican candidates for president in the wake of the Paris attacks, according to a new poll. The Democratic front-runner leads most of the GOP candidates by a wide margin, and tops GOP front-runner Donald Trump by 8 points and second-place Ben Carson by 9 points. The closest gap is with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is within the margin of error of Clinton, with Clinton at 46% and Bush at 43%.
  • Who Watches the Watchmen?

    11/23/2015 7:03:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-23-2015 | MOTUS
    How many facts would a fact checker check if a fact checker would check facts? That’s a rhetorical question of course, as we all know that early 21st century “fact checkers” are nothing more than conveyor belts of talking points set up to further advance the narrative.John Hindracker documents a day in the life of Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler (here) who dismissed The Donald’s statement that on 9/11, “thousands and thousands” of American Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the successful terrorist attacks. Fact Checker Kessler calls the claim “outrageous” and wrote: Trump says that he saw this with...
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • CNN Edits Donald Trump's 'Muslim Registry' Comments to Make Him Look Like an Anti-Muslim Bigot

    11/22/2015 9:04:16 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    CNN -- the cable network that's going to host a new Republican debate soon -- has been caught with its greedy, sticky little hands firmly planted in the cookie jar. As Gateway Pundit reports, CNN maliciously edited a video of Donald Trump in order to make him look like an anti-Muslim bigot. Here's the video. Be sure to pay attention: you'll see that they took some footage out immediately before Trump says "absolutely." Because of CNN's selective editing, it looks like Trump answers "absolutely" to the question of whether his administration would create a Muslim registry. The only problem? The...
  • Republicans who fault the media show bias

    11/22/2015 6:40:22 AM PST · by skimbell · 31 replies
    TNS via QCOnline ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cass R. Sunstein
    For Republican presidential contenders challenged by the media, the go-to answer has become a claim of victimhood: You are biased against us. As Marco Rubio put it at the CNBC debate last month, "The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. It’s called the mainstream media." Are media outlets really biased against Republican candidates? One of the most careful studies, by Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro of the University of Chicago, doesn’t find much evidence of that. Its central conclusion is that readers...
  • Donald Trump Rips ‘Dishonest Media,’ Wants ‘Surveillance of Certain Mosques’

    11/22/2015 3:41:02 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama–GOP front runner Donald Trump is tearing into the media, and vowing to fight terrorists. Before an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on Saturday, Trump told the crowd, "They’re dishonest people. The media is so dishonest." Trump then set the record straight on how he wants to deal with the ISIS terrorist threat to America. "I want surveillance of certain mosques," he told the crowd. "You know what? We've had it before and we'll have it again." The New York real estate billionaire mocked how the media will react to this announcement. "Oh, they’re going...
  • Trump Has HARSH Words For The Media About ISIS…What He Said…

    11/21/2015 7:53:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/20/2015
    TRUMP IS ATTACKING THE MEDIA... Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump took to his Twitter to attack the media. Trump believes the media is one of the ways people, especially young people, grow an attraction to ISIS. After the Paris attacks, the media at large called the terrorists 'masterminds'. Trump said to call them what they are, 'thugs and losers'.
  • Trump's Muslim-Registry Blunder

    11/21/2015 7:05:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A national-security investigation may "not [be] conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution." That clause, and others similar to it, are found throughout the Patriot Act and other provisions of federal law. They protect Americans from being subjected to surveillance based on nothing except their religious beliefs. There's an obvious reason for that at least, I thought it was obvious until Donald Trump reportedly embraced the idea of forcing Muslims to register in a database. I say "reportedly" because it is not clear to me, after hearing a recording of Trump's hectic...
  • Trump slams 'dishonest' media over Muslim database

    11/21/2015 11:51:20 AM PST · by springwater13 · 21 replies
    Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the media for writing “false stuff” after a report that the Republican presidential front-runner wants a database to keep track of Muslims living in the U.S. Trump clarified that he only wants a database for Syrian refugees entering the country “if we can’t stop them, but we’re going to.” “If you don’t mind, I want to be – I want to surveil – I want surveillance of these people coming in, the Trojan horse, I want to know who the hell they are,” Trump said at a rally in Birmingham, Ala. Trump said he was...
  • 50 US Spies: The Obama Admin Manipulates Our Reports, Threatens Us If We Speak Out

    11/21/2015 10:41:15 AM PST · by blueyon · 57 replies
    TruthandAction ^ | 11/21/15 | ???
    More than 50 spies working for the military have come out with shocking allegations: according to them, the Obama administration has taken their painfully honest assessments of the war against ISIS and effectively reinterpreted them to paint a rosy picture of things that reflects well on the president’s efforts against the terrorist group. The spies specifically went out of their way to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of rogue agents telling falsehoods to advance their own careers. Rather, as one of the operatives involved said, “The cancer was within the senior level of command,” revealing how high this...
  • Bevin says Herald-Leader editorial cartoon one of "racial intolerance"

    11/21/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has issued a statement in response to a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial cartoon that took aim at his position on the Syrian refugee crisis. The cartoon, drawn by editorial cartoonist Joel Pett, ran in Thursday’s edition of the Herald-Leader. The drawing shows Bevin hiding under his desk next to a newspaper showing the Eiffel Tower with the headline 'Paris', and a map of Syria lying on the floor. On Bevin’s desk sits framed pictures, an aid holding one saying "Sir they're not terrorist … they're your own adopted kids!" Several lawmakers took to twitter saying that the cartoon...
  • THEY LIED! Media Edited Video to Claim Donald Trump Said to Register All Muslims

    11/21/2015 6:13:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    THEY SPLICED AND DICED THE VIDEO! They mainstream media went into overdrive today reporting that Donald Trump said to register all Muslims in the United States during a campaign stop in Iowa. CNN ran this clip (transcribed): Reporter: ... Should there be database system that tracks Muslims in this country? Donald Trump: There should be a lot of systems beyond a database. We should have a lot of systems and today you can do it. Reporter: But is it something your White House would... Donald Trump: Well, I would certainly implement that. Absolutely. Reporter: ...How would you actually get them...
  • Obama tries to put human face on Syrian refugee debate

    11/21/2015 7:49:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Brushing off refugee worries at home, President Barack Obama crouched alongside migrant children on Saturday and declared they are the opposite of terrorists wreaking havoc from Paris to Mali. Working to put a human face on the refugee crisis, he said, "They're just like our kids." The refugees Obama encountered at a school for poor children in Malaysia were not from Syria, and unlike the flood of Syrians meeting steep resistance in the U.S., these migrants had already been cleared to resettle in America. Still, Obama said their faces could have been those of kids...
  • Wait, Maybe Trump Didn't Actually Call for Mandatory Registration of Muslims

    11/20/2015 7:35:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Slate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    ... I spent much of Friday afternoon rewatching that clip as though it was the Zapruder film and--I can't believe I'm about to say this--I think Trump's technically right: He doesn't explicitly advocate for creating the database. Yes, he seems to go along with the general idea after the reporter asks him about it--but he also doesn't explicitly endorse it either. The reporter is asking about Muslims in America, but Trump appears unable to imagine that group includes U.S. citizens, which is probably why he immediately starts talking about the wall--a telling blind spot for a man campaigning on nativist...
  • Drive-Bys Lie and Claim Donald Trump Said Register All Muslims

    11/20/2015 12:31:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Drive-Bys are trying to destroy the two leading Republicans again today, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. They are doing a terrific job of taking Trump out of context. He was leaving the stage, I guess it was last night, he was doing a personal appearance somewhere, he was leaving the stage, he's finished, and a Drive-By gets amongst the autograph speakers and starts peppering him with questions. He answered a question and it's how the reporter is purposely misinterpreting it to say that Donald Trump last night said that he's in favor of a registration database...
  • Watch How Ted Cruz Handles Persistent Reporter’s Attempts to Get Him to ‘Attack’ Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:50:01 PM PST · by VinL · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/20/15 | Jason Howerston
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) refused to attack his 2016 opponent Donald Trump on Friday, despite a reporter’s persistent attempts to spark a war of words. “I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s, but I’m not a fan of government registries of Americans citizens,” he said when asked about Trump’s remarks on the need for a Muslim-tracking database. “The First Amendment protects religious liberty, and I’ve spent the past several decades defending the religious liberty of every American.” When a reporter then pressed him on whether he was concerned about Trump’s “messaging” as the frontrunner, Cruz shut down the line of...
  • Colbert Drops to 3rd Place Behind Kimmel as New Poll Shows CBS Host Alienating Audiences

    11/19/2015 6:43:58 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joe Concha
    For Stephen Colbert, the late-night honeymoon appears to be over. The dose of reality comes upon tracking the last three weeks available on the ratings front. But first, a quick review of where we were and how we got here on the late-night competition front: outside of Colbert's opening week, NBC's Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show have beaten his CBS competition every week with plenty of room to spare. No surprise there, as even CBS execs concede they had no illusions of beating Fallon as Colbert and The Late Show find their groove. But that's not to say Colbert...
  • MSNBC Lightweight decides Trump can’t handle foreign affairs

    11/19/2015 8:50:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Chris Jansing, MSNBC lightweight and self-professed authority on America’s foreign affairs, recently had the embarrassing hubris to say she didn’t think Donald Trump had the chops to wade into the turbulent waters of foreign affairs. (My adjectives, not hers). Can you believe this? Here is some poker faced female news-reader with the abject gall to criticize America’s self-funded, billionaire presidential candidate whose name and organization own, develop and manage 37 properties, 16 of which include foreign establishments. Only some airheaded, MSM type would embarrass herself to this degree. Mr. Trump not only negotiated and built a lovely tower in America’s...
  • Far-right protests break out across France as tensions reach (Media Bias Barf Alert)

    11/15/2015 1:40:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 15 Nov 15 | Selina Sykes
    Far-right protests break out across France as tensions reach boiling point CROWDS of extreme right-wing protesters have disturbed a solidarity march in France as news breaks that at least one of the terrorists responsible for the slaughters in Paris was a Syrian refugee. A peaceful demonstration taking place in the centre of Lille, northern France, was interrupted by right-wingers appearing to belong to the Front National. The unrest came as Front National leader Marine Le Pen declared French people "are no longer safe" and called for France to take back control of its borders. Anti-Muslim demonstrations have broken out in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz says the Democratic Party is shrinking

    11/15/2015 9:40:43 AM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Politifact ^ | Sunday, November 15th, 2015 | Emma Hinchliffe
    After the first Democratic presidential debate Oct. 13, 2015, Texas Republican Ted Cruz interpreted the crowd’s cheers for proposals to raise taxes as a reason for the decline of the Democratic Party. The day after the debate, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked Cruz how he could appeal for votes from Americans cheering on Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator seeking the Democratic nomination, who has stressed how much more the very wealthiest Americans have than the rest of us. "Well," Cruz replied, "it's why the modern Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. What does it say that they're...
  • During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference

    11/14/2015 6:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 11.13.2015 | Caleb Howe
    Williams .. asks specifically, how this attack would impact the messaging. ... Because that is the important thing when hostages are still being held and gunfire is still being exchanged. How will the global warming conference's PR campaign go on? MSNBC.
  • Brian Williams Asks About How Paris Attacks Will Affect Climate Summit Messaging

    11/14/2015 1:38:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | November 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Right in the middle of the reports of the Paris attacks yesterday comes a really bizarre and tone deaf note of concern from Brian Williams of MSNBC. Brian was concerned about how the attacks will affect the messaging of the Paris Climate Change Conference which is scheduled to begin at the end of this month. I kid you not as you can see in this video of his interview with Weather Channel managing editor Sam Champion who was in Paris for an Al Gore event.
  • NYT columnist: Conservative media 'has made a mess of our democracy'

    11/13/2015 8:07:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/15 | Eddie Scarry
    The New York Times' Timothy Egan thinks popular conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity wrecked both the Republican Party and democracy at large. In his latest column, Egan wrote that "real reporters" have suffered a blow from both liberals and conservatives who have targeted the mainstream press as an enemy. He cited this week's incident at the University of Missouri where a communications professor attempted to block a student reporter from covering a protest in a public place. But Egan specifically took exception with the conservative media. "The true media elites are in talk radio and right-wing...
  • NPR Fact-Checks Fox Biz GOP Debate, But Not the Democrat Debate

    11/12/2015 3:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 12, 2015 | Tim Graham
    NPR’s Morning Edition broke out a fact-check on the Republicans’ Fox Business debate on Wednesday morning. Did NPR do a fact-check on the first Democratic debate on October 13? Not really. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were never questioned on the facts. They call their segment “Break It Down,” and NPR assigned three reporters to correct the GOP. First, White House reporter Scott Horsley – not known as one to question Barack Obama’s facts from the East Room or the briefing room – said Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush were incorrect when they said more businesses closed than opened: “Now...
  • The Pundits Have It All Wrong - Ted Cruz Is a Real Threat For the Nomination

    11/12/2015 2:21:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Cruz tends to be an afterthought in the Sunday show chatter, and on TV generally. The Atlantic tracks candidate mentions on cable TV. Over the past 100 days, Cruz ranks ninth among all presidential candidates from both parties, well behind Chris Christie and just above Kasich. Over about the past 30 days, he's still ninth, just ahead of that juggernaut Martin O'Malley. A Washington Post analysis specifically looked at the amount of cable TV coverage devoted to each candidate compared with his or her position in the polls. It found that Cruz got 60 percent less coverage than you'd otherwise...
  • Mainstream Media Admits It's Ignoring Ted Cruz

    11/12/2015 10:52:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/12/2015 | Steve Deace
    Ted Cruz knows a little something about what it's like to be on the other end of Melissa Click's wrath. She is, of course, the associate professor of mass media from the University of Victimization—I mean Missouri—who sought to 'muscle' out those from the public square who didn't suit her progressive psychosis. The terms 'media' and 'psychosis' obviously go hand in hand these days, as was made evident most recently by CNBC's debate shenanigans and Politico’s hit piece on Ben Carson. And as with Click's attempt to manipulate her campus playing field with arbitrary power over free speech, so too...
  • Chris Matthews Not Sure if Cruz, Rubio Really Hispanic; They're 'Cuban Nationals' Though

    11/11/2015 7:14:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/11/15 | Ken Shepherd
    According to Chris Matthews, it's uncertain whether the term Hispanic can properly be used to describe GOP presidential aspirants Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Florida). It's better to say they are "Cuban nationals," offered the Hardball host on his Nov. 11 program. Matthews's remarks came during a roundtable discussion in which Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel was outlining how she believes Cruz will seek to paint fellow Cuban-American Rubio as too moderate for the party's nomination: (video at link) MSNBCHardball Nov. 11, 2015; 7:44 p.m. Eastern AMANDA TERKEL: ...you started to see in the debate last night where they...
  • Univision Censors Cruz in GOP Debate Coverage

    11/11/2015 6:16:41 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 11, 2015
    It is no secret that U.S. immigration policy is central to Univision’s existence. We have previously showcased video of Jorge Ramos openly admitting as much. This byline has also memorialized efforts to vitiate, suppress, or deceptively edit those Hispanic conservatives who refuse to toe the network’s line on policy (of which immigration is merely the first item). The result of the network’s institutional culture is a narrative collision that resulted in the total censorship of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) from news coverage of the immigration portion of last night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Univision’s late night newscast, Edición...
  • Despite No Publicly Available Proof, Press Treats Mizzou Feces-Swastika Incident As Fact

    11/11/2015 5:40:36 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Name the missing word in the following sentence from tonight's Associated Press report on the current situation at the University of Missouri: "On Friday, the now-former chancellor issued an open letter decrying racism after a swastika smeared in feces was found in a campus dormitory." The obviously missing word is "allegedly," as in, "was allegedly found." That word is also missing in sentences found in three separate reports at the New York Times. On October, 24, the Washington Post unskeptically accepted the recounting of the incident in a report shortly after it — ahem, allegedly — occurred. There's a really...
  • Rupert Murdoch: 'Trump did not stand out'

    11/11/2015 10:45:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/15 | Mark Hensch
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Donald Trump didn't perform as well during Tuesday night's debate as in past contests. "Great debate," Murdoch tweeted Tuesday of the fourth GOP debate in Milwaukee, hosted by his Fox Business Network. "All did well - Carson, Bush, others did well, perhaps Rubio best of all. "With all doing well, Trump did not stand out like past," Murdoch added. "Kasich, Cruz talked nonsense on banking, Trump likewise on immigration."
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/11/2015 2:57:38 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/11/15 | Molly Hemingway
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.” There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • Cruz: If Illegals Were Mostly Journalists, ‘We’d See Stories About the Economic Calamity’

    11/10/2015 10:03:46 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    Watch the video at the link. Senator Ted Cruz said tonight that if illegal immigrants were bankers or lawyers or taking jobs in America's newsrooms, "we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation." Here's his full answer on immigration: What was said was right, the Democrats are laughing because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose. And you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn't often see it as an economic issue. But I can tell you for millions of Americans at home, watching this,...
  • TV networks are shortchanging Ted Cruz

    11/10/2015 1:09:53 PM PST · by cann · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jim Tankersley
    There's no question that Trump has played the earned media game masterfully. We can quantify just how masterfully by comparing the news coverage data with polling data over the past year, as compiled by Real Clear Politics. It's clear from the data that TV news coverage over time tracks largely, but not entirely, with candidates' relative positioning in the polls. The better a candidate is polling, the more air time she or he tends to get. Some candidates, though, get more coverage than their poll numbers suggest they should. Some candidates get a lot less. The outliers raise interesting questions...
  • TV networks are shortchanging Ted Cruz

    11/10/2015 11:54:37 AM PST · by VinL · 13 replies
    WashPo ^ | 11/10/15 | Jim Tankersley
    From July 2 through October 29, Donald Trump had an amazing run: Every single day, he was mentioned more on cable news channels than any other Republican candidate for president. It was rarely even close. Since Trump entered the GOP race in mid-June, he has accounted for nearly half the TV news coverage of the GOP field, according to data compiled by the Internet Archive and curated by the GDELT Project. That coverage is immensely lucrative in a campaign where, despite record-breaking fund-raising hauls, candidates have frequently risen and fallen based on their use of what's called "earned media" --...