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  • Scarborough: Media Bias Worst On Issue of Abortion

    07/31/2015 6:32:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion. Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down." View the video here.
  • MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled — Disgraced Anchor Brian Williams to..

    07/30/2015 7:50:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 30, 2015 | John Sexton
    Full Title: MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled — Disgraced Anchor Brian Williams to the RescueMSNBC is expected to announce big lineup changes coming to the network, as first reported last week. In an attempt to climb out of its disastrous ratings slump, the network is canceling three liberal programs and replacing them with straight news and breaking news coverage. The coming line up change was first reported last week by Mediaite. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox’s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico...
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • Panic in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence

    07/29/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Black people in Pittsburgh were feeling poorly about crime: Too many of them were in the news accused of killing, robbing, assaulting, jacking, shooting, stealing, rioting, breaking, burgling, harassing, intimidating, threatening, fighting, throwing, running, stoning, smoking, drinking, escaping, drugging, firing, and destroying. So in 2011, black leaders got together to do something about it: Not stop the crime. Just stop reporters from letting us know about it. Because it is a little-known fact of psychology that drawing attention to black crime actually causes more black crime -- which draws more attention, which creates more crime. And on and on until...
  • Government by Journalism, Planned Parenthood style

    07/29/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody was there to hear it, did it really happen? If baby parts are being sold and nobody is there to report it, were those parts really sold? "They(journalists) decide what their readers shall know, or what they shall not know" - William Thomas Stead, Government by Journalism The latest chapter of this grotesque storyline is that Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood is warning the media not to play any of these videos, or even report on them. But it is pretty clear that there was a coverup before that letter was even...
  • Home Q-C News Nation Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

    07/28/2015 6:17:54 AM PDT · by skimbell · 7 replies
    AP@QCOnline ^ | July 27, 2015 | Associated Press
    Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. In a letter Monday to Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the leaders of a volunteer lawyers' project said they were "dismayed by the lack of transparency, and the coercion, disorganization, and confusion" surrounding recent releases...
  • Rape Allegation Double Standard: Liberal Elites Turn on Bill Cosby, But Not Bill Clinton

    07/27/2015 2:53:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are the liberal media and other liberal elites turning on the black Bill Cosby - while supporting the white Bill Clinton? The cries of racist double standards surrounding grand jury decisions in the case of Ferguson’s Michael Brown and Staten Island’s Eric Garner have been loud and clear. Coupled with movements protesting sexual assault on college campuses and in the American military, both of which have won much publicized support from President Obama, the contrast between the treatment of the black actor/comedian Cosby and the ongoing celebration of the white former President could not be more conspicuous. Like Cosby,...
  • WashPost’s misleading “mass shootings"claim,virtually none of their “204 mass shootings” are “mass”

    07/26/2015 10:01:33 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 25, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post has another article on guns. But Ingraham explicitly ignores the FBI’s definition on mass shootings, but there are reasons for these definitions. The cases he ends up with involve very few murders and are heavily biased to include gang and other criminal activity. Curbing gang violence is important, but the causes and solutions to it are dramatically different than for the vast majority of mass public shootings, where the point of the attack is to kill or wound as many people as possible in a public place. After 2012, mass killings were defined by...
  • The FBI's Misrepresentation of the Change in Mass Public Shootings

    07/25/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | March 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Important read, but downloading the paper will get more attention for the research. An FBI report released on September 16th, 2014 makes the assertion that active shooter attacks and deaths have increased dramatically since 2000 – both increasing at an annual rate of about 16 percent. As the headline in the Wall Street Journal stated: “Mass Shootings on the Rise, FBI says.” But the FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors. Once these biases and mistakes are fixed, the annual growth rate in homicides is cut in half. When a longer period of...
  • Hillary Clinton is a criminal

    07/24/2015 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-15 | DrJohn
      Darkness approaches the Clinton campaign. Maybe. Two Inspectors General have asked the Justice Department to open an investigation  into Hillary's handling of classified material on her private server. WASHINGTON — Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday. The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton's private account contained "hundreds of...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘Fortunately, There Was No Fox News When I Was President’

    07/24/2015 12:25:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | Sarah Stites
    It’s old news that Jimmy Carter believes Jesus would support gay marriage and some abortion. But Fox News? Well, Carter doesn’t like that. Earlier this week, NY Times reporter Philip Galanes sat down for lunch with the former president and black author Jacqueline Woodson to discuss issues of race and religion, including the confederate flag, black-white relations and same-sex marriage. Galanes pointed out that both Carter and Woodson went “door to door” as Christian missionaries when they were younger. Woodson went as a Jehovah’s Witness, but no longer practices. Galanes understood. “They’re not so hot on gay and lesbian issues,”...
  • Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

    07/24/2015 11:26:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | July 24, 2015 | MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    LAFAYETTE, La. — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a movie theater was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away. John Russel Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into the "Trainwreck" movie and fired first at two people sitting in front of him, then aimed his handgun at others. Police said Friday they found 13 shell casings.
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • UPDATE 10 AM: Georgia officials say shooting suspect spent time in mental institution..

    07/24/2015 8:25:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    katc.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Tina Macias
    The man identified as killing two people and wounding nine more in last night's shooting is John Russell Houser, 59, of Alabama. He spent time in an East Alabama Mental Health Facility from 2008 to 2009, Russell County, Ga., Sheriff Heath Taylor tells KATC. They're unsure what he was treated for, but will hold a press conference this afternoon to release information about him. Houser was previously arrested for arson in Columbus, Georgia, but Taylor was unsure when that arrest happened. It may have been decades ago. Houser was evicted from his Phenix City, Ala., home in March 2014, Taylor...
  • Lafayette, La Movie Theater Shooting was yet another gun-free zone, others in area don’t ban guns

    07/24/2015 3:37:19 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana occurred in yet another place that banned permitted concealed handguns. The shooting occurred at the Grand Theater. It’s “conduct policy” openly bans the carrying of guns, just like where the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting occurred. While The Grand Theatre company owns three theaters in the area, none of the other local movie theaters that are owned by other companies appear to have a similar policy (Lafitte Cinema 4, Crowley Cinema IV, The Queen Cinema). . . .
  • Washington Post brings back venomous anti-conservative to cover presidential election campaign

    07/23/2015 3:05:49 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    powerline ^ | July 22, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff in
    The Washington Post has rehired Dave Weigel. He is covering the presidential campaign for the paper. In his last stint with the Post, Weigel covered the conservative movement. However, he lost his job due to vicious comments he posted on Journolist about major conservative figures and the conservative movement in general. When Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Weigel quipped, “I hope he fails,” a reference to Limbaugh’s comment that he hoped the Obama presidency would fail. He described Newt Gingrich as “an amoral blowhard who resigned in disgrace” and who is “now polluting my inbox...
  • For more Americans, owning a gun = safety

    07/22/2015 3:49:01 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 22, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer. A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming margin of Americans (68 to 22 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, Pew Research Center, and ABC News/Washington Post show similar results. But it isn’t just what people say. They are clearly putting increased stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits have...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Older people need guns, too

    07/22/2015 4:01:23 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? If President Obama has his way, Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances will be banned from buying a gun. If Social Security were to start classifying these people as “mentally defective,” some 4.2 million Social Security recipients could be affected – about 10 percent of all people 65 and older. But it is a real reach to say those who can’t manage their finances are a physical danger to themselves or others. What is next? Saying that people who can’t drive well or fail a math...
  • Terrorist mollycoddled but no flags lowered to half-staff

    07/21/2015 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Chattanooga aftermath: Why do major television networks continue to get away with mollycoddling murdering radical terrorists in the very wake of their evil carnage? Within four days of the attack that claimed the lives of four US Marines and a Navy sailors slaughtered in the Chattanooga shooting spree, ABC is portraying poor Mohammod Abdulazeez—not as a radical Islamic terrorist—but as a “disturbed, suicidal young man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an appearance in criminal court”. While their loved ones are in tearful mourning, the mainstream media’s crying killer Abdulazeez a river and getting über maudlin with the violins....
  • Download new research on concealed carry laws here: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across US: 2015

    07/19/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Abstract: Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. -- 5.2% of the total adult population has a permit. -- Five states now have more than 10% of their...
  • Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

    07/19/2015 8:31:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | JAY REEVES, MICHAEL BIESECKER and KATHLEEN FOODY
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the person they knew. "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its...
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

    07/19/2015 4:20:46 AM PDT · by Amntn · 37 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7/18/15 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam.” The article’s lead sentence states, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].” Is this report accurate? In fact, Trump’s actual quote...
  • Yes, media… the motive for the Chattanooga shooting is just a mystery, isn’t it?

    07/18/2015 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As it turns out, I was on vacation and out of reach of cable news for the entire week, including during the horrific shooting in Chattanooga. (This no doubt came as a relief to some of our readers, though rumors of my early acceptance to the Mars Relocation Program were exaggerated.) I was still picking up details and some of the mainstream media coverage of the tragedy via social media, though, and I rather wish I hadn’t even had access to that. Upon arriving home and switching on CNN I was treated to Jane Harman talking to Wolf Blitzer and...
  • Question of the day: Will the National Socialist Left Now call for the banning of Radical Islam?

    07/17/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 33 replies
    7/17/2015
    Here lays the supreme problem for the National Socialist Left in attempting to exploit every tragedy for crass political gain against their enemies. They often get hoisted on their own petard when their rank hypocrisy is shown in stark relief for all the world to see. Now that we know that the Chattanooga shooter was motivated by radical Islam, will the National Socialist Left have the balls to oppose a REAL enemy instead of one THEY KNOW won’t retaliate against their rank oppressive tendencies? Or will they ‘Cair’? It’s a sure bet that whenever a shooting takes place in a...
  • Muhammad…Muhammad…Where Have I Heard That Name Before?

    07/17/2015 7:56:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    In the wake of the latest mass shooting, carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an engineer like so many Islamic terrorists, we are seeing the usual scramble to avoid stating the obvious. On CNN, Tom Fuentes ludicrously cautioned that Muhammad is not an Islamic name: SNIPAnother Islamic extremist commits a terrorist act–what a coincidence! Speaking of coincidences, the Washington Post chose this morning to plug the Southern Poverty Law Center’s long-discredited tabulation of “hate groups,” the vast majority of which no one has ever heard of.
  • Gun Control: The Killer’s Best Friend

    07/17/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Abdulazeez shot his victims in a ‘gun-free zone,’ which is a useful illustration of the absurdity of gun-control laws: we constrain conscientious Americans but offer free rein to killers. [..] Surely, we are in for a new round of emotional pleas for more gun-control laws. And, helpfully, in this week’s Newsweek cover story by Kurt Eichenwald we already have a compendium of muddled and misleading anti-Second Amendment talking points that dominate the Left these days. The confusion begins with headline, which is based on an absurd premise, and bleeds into the lead: Let’s start with an undeniable truth: In the...
  • Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims

    07/16/2015 2:30:25 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Fox News
    A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped. The figures, cited in a study by the Philadelphia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, is evidence that legally-possessed handguns deter crime, rather than contribute to it, according to the center's president, John Lott, an author and Fox News contributor who has held teaching and research positions at Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Yale and the University of Chicago. He said the huge increase in the number of permits issued...
  • ISIS tweets “Chattanooga” as gunman begins shooting there; 4 murdered (See Screen shot in story)

    07/16/2015 12:42:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 103 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/16/15 | Robert Spencer
    According to AP, the shooting started “around 10:30 or 10:45 a.m.” The Islamic State tweet warning of the attack or crowing about the attack was posted at 10:34AM. “Gunshots were fired at a military recruiting center and a Navy Reserve center in different parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee.” And the Islamic State has called on Muslims to murder American military personnel here in the U.S. (Tweet image thanks to Pamela Geller.) “Chattanooga shooting: 4 killed,” by Jason Hanna and Greg Botelho, CNN, July 16, 2015: Four people were killed in shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday morning, Mayor Andy Berke said....
  • Maher to Garrett: Why not just “scream the N-word” next time, huh?

    07/16/2015 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Maybe this was more of a Rorschach test than first thought. When a reporter asks a tough question of a president, many of the people who get upset at the “tone” and who cheer for the reporter switch sides when the party affiliation of the President changes. So far, though, only Bill Maher has managed to toss race in as an issue with Major Garrett’s sharp exchange with Barack Obama yesterday: #MajorGarrett is a huge asshole. If U wanna "strike a nerve" with POTUS, why not just scream the N word? That shld get his attention.— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July...
  • CNN Blasts CBS News’s Major Garrett for Asking Obama Tough Question

    07/15/2015 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | By John Nolte
    During Wednesday’s national press conference about his Iran deal, President Obama played the media like a fiddle. It was a situation where the media was so compliant the questioners were hand-picked by the White House beforehand, the president filibustered throughout, and Obama ended the event by asking himself the questions he wanted to answer. Only Major Garrett of CBS News asked a truly tough question, a question that was obviously framed in a way to cut through the president’s rigorously-rehearsed talking points. For daring to question the Lightbringer in the same way the media questioned President George W. Bush for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine, fired from force

    07/14/2015 6:50:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    FOX5 ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Emily Miller
    WASHINGTON - Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case. --- snip --- Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles. --- snip --- In 2003, Linda Thompson was...
  • Amazon: 'No evidence' of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book

    07/13/2015 8:11:32 AM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/13/2015 | Dylan Byers
    The New York Times' refusal to put Ted Cruz's memoir on its bestseller list is once again being called into question — this time by Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country. On Sunday, an Amazon spokesperson told the On Media blog that the company's sales data showed no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity for the Texas senator's memoir, casting further doubt on the Times' claim that the book — "A Time For Truth" — had been omitted from its list because sales had been driven by "strategic bulk purchases." "As of yesterday, 'A Time for Truth' was...
  • At AP, Crutsinger's Too-Convenient Mislabeling Hides Steep Wholesale Sales Decline

    07/11/2015 10:38:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Martin Crutsinger has been a business and economics writer at the Associated Press for over three decades. Certain people in high places apparently hold him in high regard. In early 2014, on his 30th anniversary with the wire service, he is said to have received congratulatory letters from soon-to-be Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, soon-to-be-former chair Ben Bernanke and Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, which he clearly enjoyed as those in attendance munched on a very delicious-looking cake. We can't know whether the congrats from those heavy hitters merely marked a career milestone, or if they included an element...
  • What it is?

    07/10/2015 12:09:55 PM PDT · by skimbell · 32 replies
    Shameless Vanity | July 10, 2015 | skimbell
  • U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens to Border Cities, Mayors Say

    07/09/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/10 | Diane Macedo
    A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence. The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican border cities and one U.S. mayor, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered to discuss cross-border issues. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city's violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years,...
  • They Hate Us, But Who Cares?

    07/09/2015 5:48:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Places in the Heart," actress Sally Field famously gushed, "You like me; you really, really like me." The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public's level of trust in the news media might paraphrase Field's line this way: "You hate us; you really, really hate us, but we don't care." The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, a project of the Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center, has "discovered" what most of us could have told them. According to the survey, "Only 24...
  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

    07/05/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed, a 17-point difference. [Snip] Other findings in the survey: • 38 percent agree that business owners should be required to provide services...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • BREAKING: Obama Admin Knew Al-Qaeda Was Planning Attack in Benghazi 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE

    07/03/2015 12:25:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 227 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/03/15 | Jim Hoft
    They said it was a “protest” not a terrorist attack. Now there’s more proof that they lied. The Obama administration knew al-Qaeda was planning an attack in Benghazi to “kill as many Americans as possible” ten days in advance. Judicial Watch reported: Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR),...
  • The New York Times Is Confused About Protestant Denominations

    07/02/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times published a piece this week headlined “United Church of Christ Approves Divestment to Aid Palestinians.” It begins: The United Church of Christ, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation or control of Palestinian territories, and a boycott of products from Israeli settlements. Leaving aside the divestment issue, this is an incorrect statement. The United Church of Christ is not one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States. Its membership peaked in 1960 at 2.2 million adherents....
  • Today’s fraudulent journalists should be ashamed of destroying a noble profession

    07/01/2015 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/01/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “What I’ve got is F*****G Golden,” said jailed Democrat Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. He was referring to his opportunity to appoint an IL senator to Congress after then Senator Barack Obama became President in 2009. Well, pardon my hubris, but what I have is Golden also, in today’s Hades of Politically Correct Journalism. I have a FIFTIES JOURNALISM DEGREE from that same state, Illinois. Therefore, permit me to advise you budding cub reporters and “J Skul” students of some imperatives I was taught way back when Dinosaurs roamed Wright Street into Greg Hall. “Just the Facts, ma’am; Just the Facts,”...
  • Important update from PennLive: Sorry that we made ourselves victims, or something

    06/27/2015 2:53:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Yesterday, the editorial board of PennLive/Patriot-News declared that the Supreme Court had closed off discussion of same-sex marriage permanently on their pages. Announcing that “these unions are now the law of the land” after the Obergefell decision, any written opposition to SSM would be morally equivalent to “publish[ing] those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.” After insulting a large portion of his readership by calling them bigots, editor John Micek attempts to hit reverse this morning with an apology. Only first, Micek wants to say how truly wonderful he felt about Obergefell by describing its impact on one of his...
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • Rev. Cruz: Obama Administration Runs on ‘Deception' – ‘They Have to Lie’

    06/26/2015 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 11 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Obama administration practices “deception” in “every area,” deceiving people into becoming dependent on big government, which turns people into “serfs” and “destroys the American dream,” said Rev. Rafael Cruz, who added that these leftist policies “do not work” and so liberals “have to lie” to advance their agenda. “I think that deception is the way that this administration operates in every area,” said Rev. Cruz, the director of Purifying Fire Ministries, during a June 22 radio interview on the Joyce Kaufman Show. “It has destroyed the American dream, destroyed these people’s lives, they no longer strive to better themselves...
  • Muslim Reformist M. Zuhdi Jasser Blasts New York Times: ‘Indistinguishable From Islamist Media’

    06/25/2015 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-25-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As our own Rick Moran reported yesterday, liberal media have used a new study by the New America Foundation to pretend that white Americans pose a bigger threat to national security than Muslim radicals. Rick explains that this conclusion can’t be drawn from the report at all: it’s only possible to say so when one ignores the failed terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists. If those are included, Islamists are far more dangerous than “white Americans.” However, that didn’t stop Mediaite from publishing an article blasting white Americans (as I wrote two days ago, white self-hate is now officially politically correct)....
  • Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

    06/24/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 24, 2015 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New...
  • Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons

    06/24/2015 6:37:49 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | 6-23-15 | Charles Lipson
    (Snip) The Wall Street Journal just revealed the news about the Oversight Committee getting these emails in a major story. The key points are that Gruber was deeply involved in crafting the health care law, he worked very closely with the White House, and, when he became a political liability, the president and his senior aides simply lied about it. Is that a big story? Not if you are a national TV network or major U.S. newspaper. Except for the Wall Street Journal, they maintained radio silence. Not a peep. A search of the New York Times shows zero hits...