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  • Give Sarah Palin A Break: The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party

    01/30/2015 4:23:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 30, 2015 | Christian Toto
    We know how the mainstream media piles on Sarah Palin. It’s the industry’s obsession when it’s not covering missing planes, New Jersey bridge closings, and binders full of women. Now, we’re seeing a new attack on the former Alaska governor, and it’s coming from an unexpected source: conservative media. Palin had it coming, to a degree. She made a speech in Iowa last week, and she fantastically flubbed a metaphor after an alleged teleprompter hiccup. It’s ugly on the ears: “The man can only ride you when your back is bent … so strengthen it! Then the man can’t ride...
  • Oh how Hi –lari-ous: Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress - more sick jokes from the left

    01/30/2015 11:54:37 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    The New Yorker | January 29, 2015
    Title only:"Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress" But that says enough
  • The GOP's Long Love Affair With Schmucks

    01/30/2015 6:11:54 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 87 replies
    Reason ^ | 01.29.15 | Nick Gillepsie
    From Sarah Palin to Donald Trump to Ben Carson, Republicans Just Can't Get Enough of obviously unqualified presidential contenders.
  • Thomas Roberts: Jeb Will Be Tied To Charlie Hebdo Because Abu Ghraib

    01/30/2015 5:51:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say "Jeb Bush," Thomas Roberts says "the Kouachi brothers." It's got to be one of the strangest political Rorschach test results of all time. MSNBC's Roberts believes that Jeb Bush would have a "big onus" around his neck if he runs for president "because if we hear 'Bush' we're automatically going to go to people bringing up the Kouachi brothers and their photos of Abu Ghraib that radicalized them about Iraq." View the video here.
  • Sarah Palin Should Not Run For President

    01/30/2015 4:54:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 178 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 30, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Sarah Palin made headlines last weekend when she said she was interested in running for President. Palin has been an important part of the Tea Party and conservative movements in this country since she came onto the scene in 2008. Nobody on the right throws red meat to a crowd quite like Palin. Her ability to sarcastically tear down liberal sacred cows is second only to Rush Limbaugh. Best of all she drives liberals up a wall. They hate her more than any other conservative in this country, including George W. Bush and Limbaugh. Watching liberals fall to pieces over...
  • Dick Cavett: Sarah Palin "Seems To Have No First Language" (video)

    01/29/2015 7:42:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 29, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    "By the way, you made me realize right now what it is about Sarah Palin. She seems to have no first language," former American talk show host Dick Cavett said on Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball. This elicited a laugh from host Chris Matthews. VIDEO at link.
  • After Sarah: The Next Palin Is in Your Pigsty

    01/29/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2015 | James Poulos
    The Embarracuda is finished. Where will her peeps go? To one obvious successor. She may not field dress a moose, but she castrates pigs.Before the 2016 campaign for president could even begin in earnest, the greatest political romance of our times has already died. And it could make all the difference next November. In a turn that was perhaps inevitable but nonetheless remarkable, Sarah Palin delivered a hyped-up speech (at Iowa's high-profile Freedom Summit) that drew disappointing reviews from within her own base of support. To the surprise of no one, Palin's critics blew a gasket straining to capture the...
  • You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 12:15:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/28/2015 | Matt Lewis
    It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point. Has conservative genuflection at the altar of Sarah Palin finally come to a halt? In case you missed it, her speech in Iowa this week was not well received on the right. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York called it a “long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech” and National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke said she slipped into self-parody. And there’s more. The Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, for example, contacted several conservative bloggers who were once Palin fans, but have since...
  • 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...
  • CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa

    01/27/2015 12:22:29 PM PST · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa
  • Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama

    01/27/2015 11:38:13 AM PST · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    It would not surprise me if, at the next Republican National Convention, Benjamin Netanyahu took a seat in the delegates-from-abroad section. The Israeli leader has both allied and associated himself with congressional Republicans who differ with President Obama over whether to impose additional sanctions on Iran and who also — let’s not beat around the bush — hate his guts. Their foreign policy is actually a domestic one: to destroy the president. Whether this is political or personal — or a combination of the two — is beside the point. Whatever the case, when Netanyahu accepted John Boehner’s invitation to...
  • As in 2012, Romney Can Do No Right in Murdoch’s Eyes (Hearts Jeb)

    01/27/2015 9:44:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amy Chozick and Michael Barbaro
    The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone. Mr. Murdoch was pleased that Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had listed the economic benefits of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, confiding in Ms. Jarrett that Mr. Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, had said all the right things on the fraught issue, according to three people with firsthand...
  • 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;...
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...
  • New York Times Discovers Yemen’s ‘Death to America’ Houthi Rebels are Moderates

    01/26/2015 8:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/26/2015 | Patrick Poole
    The New York Times launched some weapons grade stupidity on Sunday with an article by Rod Nordland and Eric Schmitt citing “experts” claiming that the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen that have swept though critical parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, are not just moderates, but possible U.S. counter-terrorism partners.Because of the ongoing Houthi offensive, Yemen’s Information Minister admitted last week that the government had lost effective control of the country. JUST IN: Yemeni Info Minister @NadiaSakkaf tells me government control in Yemen is "almost non-existent". Intv airs 8pm CET // 2pm ET— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January...
  • Nicolle Wallace Mocks Palin Over Iowa Speech: She's Shed Those 'Annoying Handlers'

    01/26/2015 6:03:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's official: Nicolle Wallace really doesn't like Sarah Palin. On today's Morning Joe, Wallace—who was Palin's chief handler during the 2008 campaign—took the occasion of Palin's speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday to jab at the former veep candidate. Wallace had been asked to comment on conservative columnist Byron York's panning of Palin's speech as "long, rambling, and at times barely coherent." York's column also passed along criticism of the speech by a number of Iowa Republicans. Wallace said that it was interesting to see York come "full circle," since back in 2008 he had been a staunch...
  • CNN Avoids Mentioning Bill Clinton in Sex Fiend Island Stories

    01/25/2015 12:04:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pay no attention to the president behind the curtain. Instead we want you to focus entirely upon an utterly powerless prince that we are shining the bright lights upon. Despite the fact that other news outlets are bringing up the name of a certain former president we want you to look only at Prince Andrew of Great Britain. Got that? And if you haven't then we will overwhelm you with Prince Andrew mentions whenever we report on the Sex Fiend Island scandal. Such seems to be the attitude of CNN. Although other news outlets, such as Time, have not refrained...
  • FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK By Aaron Goldstein on 1.25.15 In an appearance with Shepherd Smith on Friday, his FNC colleague Chris Wallace blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his impending speech to Congress in early March: To give you an idea of how malicious this is, I’ll tell you that US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Wednesday and Ron Dermer did not announce the fact that Netanyahu was coming to Washington, DC. This is not in order to...
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • Ronan Farrow Hits the Road in Desperate Bid to Save Failing MSNBC Show

    01/23/2015 10:53:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your show  is at the bottom of a cable network with lousy ratings. So what to do? Take the show that few watch out of the studio, put it on the road, and cross your fingers hoping that the format change will miraculously improve the ratings. That is what is happening with the failed Ronan Farrow Daily (Dully) show on MSNBC. A show with such horrible ratings that TVNewser announced it was watched one Monday last December by only 13,000 people in the 25 to 54 demo during its time slot or less than a sixth of a typical football...
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

    01/21/2015 9:19:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/21/2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely to throw Albany into disarray. The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March abruptly shut down an anticorruption commission he had created in 2013. Details of the specific charges to be brought against Mr. Silver...
  • ALBANY: Sheldon Silver to be arrested (Dimocrat accidentally nailed by Cuomo)

    01/22/2015 6:14:23 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    nypost,.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Tacopino
    Feds subpoenaed Manhattan Democrat Silver's records in a probe of undocumented payments he received from a law firm. He is reportedly to be charged via an investigation sparked when Gov. Cuomo abruptly shut down his 2013 anticorruption commission.....Silver's arrest was related to money he received from a small real-estate tax law firm that Silver failed to list on his official financial-disclosure form. The FBI and Manhattan US Atty's office are looking into exactly what Silver did to earn the money. Silver is a personal-injury lawyer associated with the high-profile law firm Weitz and Luxenberg. Goldberg & Iryami, w/ only two...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New York’s biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a “local story” but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state’s capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While it’s unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • WH Subtly Encourages Americans to Ignore GOP State of the Union Response

    01/19/2015 1:43:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 20, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has repeatedly said he isn't set on just implementing his own agenda -- if other people have ideas, he wants to hear them. In fact, the day after the 2014 elections when Republicans expanded their majority in the House and took control of the Senate, the president said, "I am very eager to hear Republican ideas for what they think we can do together over the next couple of years." But when it comes to the Republican response to his Tuesday State of the Union address, however, the president doesn't seem too interested in the...
  • Obama’s address to pitch tax proposals to help middle class

    01/18/2015 9:28:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 11:16 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. As Obama continues to signal what he will propose during Tuesday's State of the Union address, senior administration officials said during the weekend that he will call for raising the capital gains rate on top income earners and eliminating a tax break on inheritances. The revenue generated by those changes would fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for middle-class...
  • Paul Krugman Rejected by His Peers

    01/17/2015 8:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman has become an embarrassment to the economics profession. Despite his Nobel Prize and despite his previous high regard in the profession, his twice-a-week editorials in The New York Times are causing even progressive economists to treat him as somewhat of a kook.Since 2011, the United States has followed what Krugman correctly calls a policy of “austerity.” For example, the federal budget deficit has declined from 8.4 percent of GDP in 2011 to a predicted 2.9 percent of GDP for all of 2014. All along the way Paul Krugman protested that such policies would prolong the recession and even...
  • “The View” Is About To Get Cancelled For The Best Reason Ever, I Respect ABC

    01/16/2015 8:56:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    QPolitical ^ | 1/15/15
    ..I Respect ABC Looks like it’s the beginning of the end for Rosie & Whoopi. ABC is considering abandoning “The View” and extending Good Morning America as the yelling matches have been insufferable to audiences all across the country. Looks like the yelling matches and the blasphemous arguments that mock Jesus & the bible are over! It’s been reported that ratings have plunged due to Rosie & Whoopi’s back and forth bickering, and not only that, but viewers have been complaining that even when they aren’t bickering to each other, they hi-jack interviewers as well. The long-running show could end...
  • New York Mag Writer: Reduce Campus Rapes by Raising Beer Tax; Smoking More Dope

    01/16/2015 1:23:31 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is only a couple of weeks into the new year but it looks like we already have a strong contender for the dopiest article of the year, emphasis on "dope" as we shall see. A bizarre solution to reducing campus rapes comes to us by way of Annie Lowery of New York magazine. Her solution is to raise taxes on beer while also encouraging people to smoke more marijuana. After acknowledging that the Rolling Stone story about a drunken fraternity rape case was just a fairy tale, Lowery takes a deep plunge into the world of utterly stupid:
  • New Book Reveals Secret War Operations (NYT&James Risen's Bunk of the Month entry)

    01/02/2006 3:45:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/06 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - A new book on the government's secret anti-terrorism operations describes how the CIA recruited an Iraqi-American anesthesiologist in 2002 to obtain information from her brother, who was a figure in Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. Dr. Sawsan Alhaddad of Cleveland made the dangerous trip to Iraq on the CIA's behalf. The book said her brother was stunned by her questions about the nuclear program because — he said — it had been dead for a decade. New York Times reporter James Risen uses the anecdote to illustrate how the CIA ignored information that Iraq no longer had weapons of...
  • Very interesting exchange by Risen on Sources

    04/24/2006 8:22:03 PM PDT · by generationfixit · 11 replies · 936+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 3, 2006 | By Andrea Mitchell
    Risen: No, they haven't printed it, but again, I don't want to get into The New York Times, one way or the other. Mitchell: But did you have concerns about putting it into your book? Risen: I thought about it, you know. I thought about everything. one way or the other, but I thought that this story was so old, that it no longer really mattered. As I said, goes back to the Clinton years. Mitchell: How do you balance your own role finally? You've broken some major stories here, and critics, the administration will say that it compromises American...
  • 'What the BLEEP!' Rosie Perez FIRED from The View, Rosie O'Donnell goes ballistic at the news

    01/15/2015 12:58:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2015 | Topper Touissaint
    The staff of The View were in shock when they heard that Rosie Perez has been cut from the show. And no one more so than Rosie O'Donnell, who doesn't believe it! She went on a tirade denying the news Variety broke last night that Perez would not be returning to the show after her hiatus to rehease for a Broadway show is over. 'No matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play…regardless of what you hear in other shows or read in magazines as I did last night at...
  • Lawmakers in charge of NASA and the environment don't understand science

    01/13/2015 3:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Engadget ^ | January 13, 2015 | Timothy J. Seppala
    Well, this is more than a little depressing: The politician who tried reducing NASA funding (and successfully shut it down for over two weeks) is now in charge of the senate subcommittee that effectively controls NASA. More than that, one of the most vocal climate-change detractors is now in charge of the United States Senate's Environmental committee. Let's let that sink in for a minute, shall we? Despite all the progress we've made so far with things like unmanned, deep-space space-flight and our efforts toward limiting the negative effects that humans have had on the environment, any future plans are...
  • CNN Editor Compares France to Ferguson

    01/14/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    In another attempt to explain away the Paris terrorist attack, CNN’s Religion Editor compared the situation Muslims may feel in France to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. CNN’s Daniel Burke appeared on the network this morning and was asked about the treatment of Muslims in France and if that contributed in any way to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Burke uncorked a stem-winding response that laid blame for the attack on France’s “secular history” and a failure to integrate religious minorities. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I think it’s kind of like what we saw in Ferguson. That this was a kind of, in...
  • 'Klansville USA' PBS Documentary Takes Cheap Shot at Republicans

    01/14/2015 10:38:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Klansville U.S.A." which was broadcast nationally last night is a PBS American Experience production by WGBH in Boston based on a book of that title by David Cunningham. It is an interesting look at the rise and fall of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s. A very good historical documentary marred by the jarring flaw of taking a cheap shot at Republicans. It was almost as if the producer and director, Callie T. Wiser, just couldn't restrain herself from taking a shot at Republicans. The documentary stuck to the facts until just a couple of minutes before...
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 10:11:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 280 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Will the latest news about Ted Cruz hurt his chances for the 2016 GOP nomination? Click to learn the betting odds for the junior Texas senator and other contenders for the Oval Office.When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a teenager, he was caught doing teenage things, as revealed in documents obtained by BuzzFeed. In his application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz was required to list any prior convictions. That included one "guilty plea for minor in possession of alcohol." Apparently when Cruz was a high school senior in 1987, authorities found an unopened case of beer in his vehicle....
  • COLLAPSE BEGINS: AL JAZEERA AMERICA CANCELS ALL MORNING SHOWS

    01/13/2015 6:01:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also canceled is the late morning program, “Consider This With Antonio Mora.” Mediabistro reports that behind-the-scenes staffers will be reassigned and “the fate of on-air talent is unclear.” Variety, however, reports that primetime anchors Ali Velshi and Joie Chen will have less airtime and mid-to-late afternoon programming is also on the chopping block.
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • 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
  • Politically correct CNN refers to black hostage taker in France as ‘African American’

    01/09/2015 3:49:50 PM PST · by maggief · 110 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 9, 2015
    @CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said the black French terrorist was "African American" 12:28 PM - 9 Jan 2015
  • Ronan Farrow: 'Everyone' I Spoke With Understands Absence of Top US Officials from Paris March

    01/12/2015 12:00:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tuning to Ronan Farrow's MSNBC show today, I was surprised to find him in Paris, and asked myself: what is he doing there? One thing shortly became clear, he wasn't talking to a wide range of people. Because in discussing the absence of any top US officials from President Obama on down from the Paris march yesterday, Farrow claimed that "everyone here that I spoke to personally said they understood the limitations of schedule that led to that." Everyone? Really, Ronan? What kind of bubble do you float in? View the video here.
  • CNN tries to convince viewers Kosher supermarket attack NOT anti-Semitic

    01/11/2015 5:06:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/11/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    During its coverage of the terror attack at the Paris Kosher supermarket on Friday night, CNN tried to convince its viewers that the attack was NOT anti-Semitic, and that it may have been aimed at Muslim shoppers who shop there as well. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • Kerry announces planned Paris trip, says criticism for missing march 'quibbling'

    01/12/2015 5:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 12, 2015
    Secretary of State John Kerry called criticism that no top U.S. officials attended Sunday's massive march against terrorism in Paris "quibbling" Monday, even as he announced a trip to the French capital later this week for talks on countering Islamist violence. Kerry announced his plans at a press conference in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, where he had made a long-scheduled appearance at an international investment conference Sunday ahead of President Barack Obama's planned visit to that country later this month. "I would have personally very much wanted to have been [in Paris]," Kerry said, "but couldn't do so because...
  • J.K. Rowling Just Schooled Rupert Murdoch For His Ignorant Anti-Muslim Comments

    01/11/2015 11:08:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    MTV ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | by Alicia Lutes
    Even though Harry Potter has graduated Hogwarts and moved onto bigger and brighter things (with decidedly less peril), J.K. Rowling is still creating magic with her words. As evidenced by her stunning takedown of Rupert Murdoch’s ignorant comments about the recent events in Paris. On Friday, the News Corp chairman had some stunningly misguided words for the Muslim people of the world in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, calling for the “Moslems” of the world to take the blame. Terrorism, you see, is their problem and they’ll have to either fix it for the rest of...
  • If You Like Your Birth Control Pill, You Can’t (Necessarily) Keep Your Birth Control Pill

    01/10/2015 7:46:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    sharylattkisson ^ | January 10, 2015 | sattkisson
    Model_of_a_contraceptive_pill,_Europe,_c._1970_Wellcome_L0059976 [Photo Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org] College student Emily* was satisfied with her birth control pill. Her doctor settled on the current formulation after trying Emily on several prescriptions. The final one improved her chronic headaches rather than making them worse and helped clear up her skin. (*Her real name is not used for privacy reasons). So Emily was surprised to find that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), her insurance company rejected payment for her pill. She was especially mystified since the ACA mandates birth control coverage. “It depends on the birth control,” the pharmacist...
  • Bill Maher: Liberal Failure to Confront Islam Turning America Into a ‘Pussy Nation’

    01/10/2015 8:25:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    The Corner ^ | 1/8/15 | Brendan Bordelon
    Left-wing comedian Bill Maher ripped into his own liberal “tribe” in the wake of Wednesday’s Islamist massacre in Paris, accusing them of turning America into a “pussy nation” through their refusal to highlight Islam’s illiberalism. Maher appeared Wednesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the slaughter, which saw twelve Parisians killed in a revenge attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo after it ran cartoons mocking the Islamic prophet Mohammed. “We have to not avoid who did this,” Maher began. “Who did this, Jimmy?” “Well, we presume —” Kimmel said uncomfortably. “No, it’s not a presume!” Maher said. “It’s...
  • A Statue of Muhammad on a New York Courthouse, Taken Down Years Ago

    01/10/2015 12:44:55 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    nytimes ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    It would have given great offense, had anyone known it was there. For the first half of the 20th century, an eight-foot-tall marble statue of the Prophet Muhammad overlooked Madison Square Park from the rooftop of the Appellate Division Courthouse at Madison Avenue and 25th Street. Sixty years ago, the statue was quietly removed, in an episode that now looks, in light of recent events in Paris, like the model of tact, restraint and diplomacy. What had spared the sensibilities of Muslim passers-by from 1902 to 1955 was that “Muhammad,” by the Mexican sculptor Charles Albert Lopez, was among nine...
  • James Woods calls out CNN’s ‘completely unbiased’ correspondent who called terrorists ‘activists’

    01/10/2015 12:12:59 AM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015
    Actor James Woods, who might or might not know he’s been nominated along with Rob Lowe to run for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the Senate, wasn’t pleased to hear that a CNN correspondent on Friday referred to the Islamist terrorists who killed 12 staff members of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as “activists.” James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods CNN actually described the Paris jihadist murderers as "activists." So the police who finally killed these scum would be..."reactionaries?" 5:06 p.m. - 9 Jan 2015
  • The Top 10 Most Stoned Young De Blasio Photos

    01/10/2015 1:53:02 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 1/9/15 | Ben Yakas
    Oh sure, Mayor Bill de Blasio—aka Mayor de Blaze-io (GET IT)—probably doesn't smoke marijuana anymore, regardless of what certain people want you to believe. But he definitely used to, and he doesn't mind you knowing that—he slyly sent out this tweet on Thursday as reports of his past pot use once again made "news." To put this all in context for you, let's count down the 10 best young BDB photos and wildly speculate on what corresponding drugs he might have been taking at the time.