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  • MSNBC host debates Michele Fiore on Bundy ranch. Does not fare well.

    04/19/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This story comes to us courtesy of The Right Scoop. (Which makes sense since I don’t watch any of the cable news evening lineup and haven’t seen Chris Hayes on the small screen in ages.) While people gathered at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in protest of the BLM’s handling of affairs there, the protesters were joined by Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. This prompted MSNBC host Hayes to interview her, and the Scoop captures the video for us. Let’s just say that Fiore wasn’t about to have the conversation steered to any Left side talking points.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hayes tries his very best to...
  • Liberal Pundit Sally Kohn Sings Kumbaya to Fox News.

    04/18/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 18, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    In her Article, “What I Learned As a Liberal Talking Head For Fox News,” for The Christian Science Monitor, Sally Kohn indicated that while working for Fox News, she had what can best be described as an epiphany. She said, “For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they’re personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them.” . She went on to say, “And no one will even...
  • ABC News: Chelsea Clinton having 'America's version of the royal baby'

    04/18/2014 12:25:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 167 replies
    http://www.caintv.com ^ | april 18, 2014 | dan calabrese
    You already know that the MSM long ago gave up on covering the substance of governing, preferring instead to obsess over the horse race aspect of politics, and more importantly, the personalities. Did you always sort of suspect they'd like nothing better than to have American royalty to slobber over like their British counterparts? Done deal! Check this from ABC News: Bill and Hillary Clinton are reveling in the news that they will be grandparents. Chelsea Clinton is set to give birth to America's equivalent of the royal baby sometime this fall -- and her parents couldn't be happier. Clinton, who announced the...
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • ‘Phony scandal’ update: 3 out of 4 Sunday shows ignore latest IRS revelations

    04/15/2014 3:54:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/14/2014 | Doug Powers
    The lack of focus on the IRS “phony scandal” shouldn’t be surprising anymore, and yet, it never ceases to amaze: Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. Despite the new stories, on Sunday April 13, three of the four Sunday interview shows on the broadcast networks — NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week — all ignored them, whereas Fox News Sunday was the only broadcast network program to mention the IRS at all. Proof-positive of Fox News’ anti-liberal bias!Apparently ABC, NBC and CBS...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here

    04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Is Sarah Palin Relevant?

    04/09/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    CBN News' Brody File ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Brody, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent
    The Brody File was watching Sarah Palin’s comedy bit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and it made me wonder the following: Is Sarah Palin relevant? The answer is a bit complicated. Is she taking seriously as a politician by the liberal mainstream media? No. But do they still pay attention to her every move? Yes they do. Why is that? Yes, part of it has to do with the fact that there is a certain carnival atmosphere surrounding how she goes about her business. I mean, she knows how to command an audience and entertain. But let's not...
  • The 5 Most Shocking Revelations in Report Alleging Sharpton Was an FBI Informant

    04/08/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 8, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    A thorough and extensive report in The Smoking Gun, complete with affidavits and supportive documents, alleges that MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton worked for a period with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to inform on and secretly record members of the mafia. The report strongly implies that it is shocking that Sharpton, or Confidential Informant Number 7 (“CI-7″), is connected to some of the most powerful entertainers and politicians in the country, including the President of the United States, has thus far evaded exposure. “He spends his time at 30 Rockefeller Plaza surrounded by reporters, editors, and researchers committed to...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • The ‘Othering’ of Ted Cruz

    04/04/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals don’t like Ted Cruz. Many hate him. But why? Is it his conservative politics? That might have something do with it. The most plausible explanation is that liberals fear any politician who dares to be non-white, non-conformist, and non-complacent, and who challenges their 1940s Rooseveltian worldview. Whenever someone like Ted Cruz comes along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as “othering.” According to Yahoo! Answers: Othering is a way of defining and securing one’s own positive identity through the stigmatization of an “other.” Whatever the markers of...
  • Five Rules for Covering Breaking News

    04/04/2014 4:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    News of yesterday's murders and rampage at Ft. Hood began to surface just as my national radio show was beginning. The first segment of the program was with Senator Marco Rubio --itself a newsmaker-- was wrapping up as first reports of an "active shooter at Ft. Hood" appeared on Twitter. The second segment, about DOD's budget with Robert O'Brien of Arent Fox included two references that a story was developing and O'Brien, a veteran of media firestorms from years at the U.N. and an experienced litigator, was careful to note the number one concern was for the victims and their...
  • Radio Silence on Leland Yee

    04/02/2014 3:03:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never.” “You see another conspiracy?” the account asked its inquisitor, snippily. There is a lot of space between bias and conspiracy, and one does not have to believe that CNN’s editorial staff is sitting around stroking white...
  • Do You Believe in Miracles? Onslaught by Regime and Drive-By Media Has Made OCare Overnight Success

    04/01/2014 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We're being beat on top of the head. They're hitting above the belt and below the belt. They're creaming us out there. 'Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five million people to sign up. They got their seven million. The media's so excited. ABC News and Washington Post, in a piece de resistance, has a poll out that shows for the first time ever a plurality now favor and...
  • At 49 Percent Support, Obamacare Hits a High

    "Public support for the Affordable Care Act narrowly notched a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the law's rollout - although still substantial - has eased from its peak last fall."
  • Did the Washington Post Collaborate With Congressional Democrats to Smear the Koch Brothers?

    03/31/2014 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/31/14 | John Hinderaker
    So far, I have heard nothing in response to my email to Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson about their possible coordination with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Henry Waxman or other Democrats in writing the article about the Keystone pipeline that I critiqued here> and here. I will follow up with them in due course. In the meantime, I have written the following letter to Whitehouse and Waxman: Dear Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Waxman: On March 26, you wrote a letter to David Robertson, President of Koch Industries, about Koch’s ostensible relationship to the Keystone Pipeline. I found
  • L.A. Times Cooks the Books as Obamacare Deadline Hits

    03/31/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times greeted the Obamacare enrollment data on Monday with a striking headline, claiming that "at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage," which is 3 million people more than the Obama administration itself claimed last week (a number that was itself highly questionable, since it did not exclude those who had not paid for their new insurance). The Times' analysis, however, is laughable. The data reported by Noam. N. Levey are not actual counts of enrollees, but a hodgepodge of "state and federal enrollment reports, surveys and interviews with insurance executives and government officials nationwide."...
  • Leland Yee Blackout: CNN Mocks Citizen Who Wants Coverage of Arms Trafficking Scandal

    03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Tony Lee
    CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week's shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators. That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer. Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or...
  • CNN’s Big Important National News Team Doesn’t Cover Every Single Stupid Little Story, You Peons

    03/29/2014 12:43:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/29/14 | Caleb Howe
    Weasel Zippers has this twitter exchange up between a concerned tweeter and the @CNNWriters feed. @TheINDYpundit It's in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never. You see another conspiracy?— CNN.com Writers (@CNNWriters) March 28, 2014 Love the conspiracy bit. Excellent touch. Not only is the answer no, but also sod off for asking you fever swamp dwelling knuckle dragger! You see, CNN is a big, international enterprise folks. That's Very Important. And being Very Important People, these writers don't have time to waste on silly or frivolous things like twitter arguments ......
  • Married ex-Washington Post executive found dead at a gay hot spot with a pipe and needle

    A married former Washington Post vice president has been found dead in a gay bar in Manhattan with drug paraphernalia near his body. Guyon Knight was found dead around 8am on Saturday in a bar called the Out in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The New York Post reported the circumstances of the 64-year-old's death, saying that he was seen with a needle, a pipe and unspecified pills near his body. The club where Knight was found describes itself as being gay-but-straight friendly, but a person familiar with the bar told MailOnline that it is mostly frequented by...
  • Drive-Bys Fret Over Obama Incompetence

    03/27/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post: "President Obama Got Elected on Competence. Now People are Starting to Wonder." You see, ladies and gentlemen, the Drive-Bys are beginning to get worried. The very low approval numbers, around 40 -- I don't know how it's that high, frankly. But the disapproval number is almost at 60%. Six out of 10 disapprove of the way Obama's doing the job. That is really bad. Really worrisome, because, remember, these people back in 2007 and 2008 promoted Barack Obama as the single greatest living human being to...
  • Politico’s puff profile on David Brock misses more than a few basic points (Hillary = birther)

    03/26/2014 12:54:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Christopher Bedford, managing editor
    In a Tuesday morning puff profile on Hillary Clinton loyalist and Media Matters founder David Brock, The Politico actually manages to blame conservatives for an anti-Obama attack designed and launched by — wait for it — Mrs. Clinton’s camp. “For Brock, the attacks on Obama bear some similarities to the types of attacks on the Clinton White House,” the site tells us. “Obama has faced a range of attacks from the right, including the belief, championed in some conservative quarters, that he was not born in the United States.” Dun-dun-dunnnnnn! But the funny thing is, if we rewind The Politico...
  • My cross to bear – why I no longer hide my faith in the newsroom

    03/22/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/16/14 | Lauren Ashburn
    ...As a practicing Catholic, I began my career in local TV newsrooms where I quickly learned...religious beliefs are something you keep to yourself. ...I never thought that wearing a cross necklace would be considered “flashy.” The first time I wore one to work, I was told to take it off because it would be distracting to the audience. I wanted to keep my TV job so much; I did it. It didn’t seem to matter to management that I wasn’t covering religion. While putting the cross -- given to me by my parents -- in my purse, I told myself...
  • The MSM forgot they enlisted in Journalism.gov: It’s all the news you need to know...

    03/22/2014 9:14:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-22-2014 | MOTUS
    Seriously? Is the press corpse still flapping their jibs about a lack of sunshine in the most transparent administration in the history of America? Back in November, news organizations filed a formal complaint with the White House about the administration’s habit of “bypassing them to release ‘official’ photos of presidential meetings and events,” contending “visual press releases” have displaced independent coverage. Ingrates; still whining and carrying on, just because they never got a response. It’s not as if we haven’t gone out of our way to keep the press in the loop:And now I understand there’s further grumbling about Lady M...
  • WashPo Embarrasses Itself (#1 Lesson in Reporting: Check your Sources!)

    03/21/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by absentee · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 03/21/14 | Anita Gunn
    The Left’s obsession with the Koch Brothers is so out of control that the Washington Post, once a respected newspaper, now nothing but a shill for left wing causes, has made itself a laughing stock with its latest article entitled, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” [snip] The main point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization (“IFG”), is dead wrong. The Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million...
  • Evan Sayet: To Today’s Modern Liberal Journalists, Objective Reporting is an Act of Bigotry

    03/19/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    In his speech last January at the Conservative Forum in Silicon Valley, Evan Sayet addressed the question of “Why the Mainstream Media gets Every Major Story Not Just Wrong But as Wrong as Wrong Can Be.” The short answer to the question about the media’s utter, complete and total failure, Sayet claims, is that to today’s “journalists,” “It’s an act of bigotry, to be an objective reporter.” This is the line that Rush Limbaugh, in his hour-long rhapsodizing on the speech, called “brilliant,” saying “I wish I’d thought of it myself.” Rush’s plaudits aside (indeed, he has cited Sayet’s speech...
  • Don’t Tread On Bossy

    03/12/2014 1:14:34 PM PDT · by absentee · 20 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/12/2014 | Donna Howe
    This week, liberals and their media lap dogs have once again revealed a part of their telling agenda: They want to ban the word "bossy". Yes. The word. Why? Because it's "offensive." It holds back the young, up and coming women leaders of the new generation. They believe, and want us to believe, that we cant think for ourselves or raise strong independent young conservative women because "bossy" is bad, ugly, hurtful, and degrading. It doesn't matter that "bossy" has and will be used by women toward their male bosses and that's OK. Nobody objects to that. But for...
  • My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Cheap

    03/11/2014 3:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 11, 2014 | Joseph Williams
    After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day. My plunge into poverty happened in an instant. I never saw it coming. Then again, there was no reason to feel particularly vulnerable. Two years ago, I was a political reporter at Politico, and I spent my days covering the back-and-forth of presidential politics. I had access to the White House because of my reporting beat, and I was a regular commentator on MSNBC. My career had...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski calls Sarah Palin a ‘multi-million dollar moron’

    03/10/2014 2:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 10, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Agitated by the “rousing reception” Sarah Palin received at CPAC 2014 over the weekend, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called the former governor of Alaska a “multi-million dollar moron.” As keynote speaker, Palin brought down the house Saturday with a speech that featured her very own rendition of Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” proving that when it comes to firing up the conservative base, she stands alone. Brzezinski’s slur was in response to MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle, who asked: “What does it say about CPAC, where the most popular speaker they had, the one who received the most rousing reception is...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Russia is on the ‘wrong side of history’ and its actions violate international law, Obama says

    03/04/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by dennisw · 31 replies
    nationalpost. ^ | March 3, 2014 8:30 AM ET | David McHugh And Dalton Bennet
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work on an aid package to Ukraine and make it the “first order of business.” Obama said continued military actions in Ukraine “will be a costly proposition for Russia.” Russia called for the adoption of a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea,...
  • CNN: Piers Morgan out – Sarah Brady in

    03/02/2014 6:07:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies
    Like certain other TV networks, CNN likes gun control supporters. For more than a year, it allowed Piers Morgan to relentlessly and viciously attack the Second Amendment and anyone who supports it, until Morgan’s perennially low-rated show had cost the network so much in lost advertising revenue that keeping him on the air was no longer financially sustainable.As noted in the previous Alert story, CNN recently made the decision to cut “Piers Morgan Live” from its lineup. However, from the network’s perspective, the problem was the messenger, not the message.So, this week, with Morgan on the way out, CNN teamed with another anti-gun messenger—Sarah Brady, chairwoman...
  • FCC cancels newsroom study after backlash from lawmakers

    03/01/2014 4:48:36 AM PST · by abb · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 28, 2014 | Joe Flint
    The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on a study that sought information on the how local radio and television stations cover news. The Critical Information Needs study was to be conducted every three years for Congress. It was aimed at eliminating barriers that make entry into the media industry difficult for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. However, the pilot test for the survey included questions regarding the editorial practices of media and was heavily criticized both inside and outside the FCC. The test was slated for this spring in Columbia, S.C. Besides general inquiries regarding coverage of issues including...
  • CNN's Don Lemon: 'As A Journalist, You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President

    02/28/2014 10:00:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | february 28, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    CNN reporter Don Lemon had some shockingly revealing things to say when asked about the criticism the President has received. He shared with his audience that journalists actually take into account his race before criticizing his policies.
  • The Left’s New Story: Nobody Is Hurt by Obamacare

    02/25/2014 2:40:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 25, 2014 | Alec Torres
    Are ACA horror stories just propaganda from right-wing papers like the Times and the Washington Post? In what is rapidly becoming the latest liberal trope, left-wing news outlets and commentators have begun telling the world that there actually are no victims of Obamacare. Daring to do the impossible (again), the Left is telling America that all the stories of cancellations, lost plans, premium hikes, and other troubles are all just made up by vicious and deceitful right-wingers in order to defame their beautiful Obamacare. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman uses his perch at the New York Times to argue that Obamacare...
  • Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

    02/24/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.” He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.” How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday. Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech. Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress...
  • Ukraine, Changed Forever on Live TV - journalist exposes complicity of media in cover up

    02/24/2014 12:07:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 23, 2014 | John Fund
    Every revolution has moments where the hinge of history seems to swing wide and everything is different and the old regime is delegitimized. In Ukraine’s revolution, the moment that’s likely to be immortalized is when protestors charged police barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square (“Maidan”) last Thursday, reportedly capturing a number of police troops, only to have dozens of protesters then gunned down by snipers. Even a face-saving compromise brokered the next day by Western diplomats couldn’t save President Viktor Yanukovych. His security forces withdrew their support, leaving him unguarded. At 2 a.m. last Saturday, helicopters ferried him and his stooges...
  • Drag a Hundred Dollar Bill through a School of Journalism

    02/22/2014 11:43:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Somebody needs to tell the FCC: you don't buy a cow when the milk is free. James Carville once shockingly demonstrated the left's disdain for the morals of the poor, saying, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find." In truth, you can buy whatever you want much more easily if you drag that bill through a School of Journalism. CNS reports that George Soros has seeded such schools at the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin to create shock troops for the now shelved FCC plan to monitor (bully) the...
  • Cruz Aims at His Own Side — Again: He may be doing more damage to the GOP than are the Democrats

    02/21/2014 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it’s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt-limit increase. Because Speaker Boehner sent over a “clean” debt-limit bill, Republican senators had...
  • FCC Agency study could stifle freedom of the press, says FCC official

    02/20/2014 7:30:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | FoxNews
    An Obama administration plan that would get researchers into newsrooms across the country is sparking concern among congressional Republicans and conservative groups. The purpose of the proposed Federal Communications Commission study is to “identify and understand the critical information needs of the American public, with special emphasis on vulnerable-disadvantaged populations,” according to the agency. However, one agency commissioner, Ajit Pai, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece Wednesday that the May 2013 proposal would allow researchers to “grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.” He also said he feared the study might...
  • Survey: U.S. press freedom plunges under Obama to 46th in world, after Romania

    02/13/2014 3:54:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/11/2014 | Meghan Drake
    The Obama administration’s handling of whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaks and the investigation of a string of leaks produced a plunge in the country’s rating on press freedoms and government openness, according to a global survey released Tuesday. The U.S. under President Obama, who once promised to run the “most transparent” administration in the country’s history, fell from 32nd to 46th in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a drop of 13 slots. The index, compiled by the press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, analyzes 180 countries on criteria such as official abuse, media independence and infrastructure...
  • 'House of Cards' Actress: Senior Obama Official Told Me Reporters "Sleep with Sources"

    02/19/2014 10:06:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An actress on the Netflix original (hit) series 'House of Cards' says that in the course of doing research for the show -a story about a fictitious congressman, staring Kevin Spacey, and based on a BBC miniseries-  she was told by a "senior White House official that -as on the show- reporters DO sleep with their (married) sources... at least in this putrid regime. Robin Wright -who plays Claire Underwood, wife of Spacey's congressman character on the show- said that in the course of researching her role, she learned some surprising things (to her, anyway) about what goes on in D.C.  According...
  • Obama Administration’s Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

    02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/19/2014 | Fred Lucas
    A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition saying “no government monitors in newsrooms.” That’s according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours. The agency announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, explaining that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical...
  • CNN’s Candy Crowley Invokes ‘The Sound of Music’: ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ted Cruz?’

    02/16/2014 6:34:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Candy Crowley is no stranger to injecting herself into political debates. Readers of NewsBusters will remember that her worst offense was during a 2012 presidential debate when she teamed up with President Obama to attack Mitt Romney over Benghazi. Despite Ms. Crowley’s past offenses, Ms. Crowley continued to show her dislike of the GOP during her February 16 State of the Union program. Speaking to her panel, Crowley invoked the famous song from “The Sound of Music” to ask “How do they solve a problem like Ted Cruz in the Republican caucus in the Senate?” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)At issue for...
  • Katty Kay: 'Amazing How Quickly We Are Starting to See the Obamacare Story Change its Tone'

    02/14/2014 5:17:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know this is the story the liberal media is dying to tell: Obamacare--The Triumphant Comeback! So like the dove returning to the Ark, there was the BBC's Katty Kay, guest-hosting today for Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe, first to proclaim the good news. Based on the latest enrollment numbers, Kay enthused "amazing how quickly we are starting to see the obamacare story change its tone." Really? Tell us, Katty: of the people who have enrolled in Obamacare, how many have actually paid their premiums? And what percentage were healthy young people, needed to avoid an actuarial disaster? Take your...
  • REPORT: US DROPS TO 46TH IN PRESS FREEDOM

    02/14/2014 1:59:21 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 12, 2014 | TAHESHAH MOISE
    According to Reporters Without Borders, America dropped 13 spots on the World Press Freedom Index 2014, designed to rank 180 countries in terms of the freedoms journalists enjoy and the regulations placed on them by government authorities. The Index, published Feb. 11, shows that America now ranks number 46, below countries like South Africa and France. The Index has been published annually since 2002, but the 2014 ranking for America marks one of the most significant declines ever reported. According to Christophe Deloire, the Reporters Without Borders Secretary General, the World Freedom Index is based on seven criteria: the level of...
  • In glowing profile, New York Times Magazine highlights Wendy Davis biography

    02/12/2014 5:58:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading," writes the New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper in a 7,000-plus word profile of Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis. Draper favorably examines the complicated biography of Davis, which the Dallas Morning News revealed is different than the one told by her campaign. While Draper acknowledges that key facts of her biography remain disputed, he insists that "female politicians were far more constrained than men in how they recounted their stories. "A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril," he...
  • A Fresh Start For Hillary and Liberals?(The MSM, Facilitator of the US Govt Failure)

    02/10/2014 2:04:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Fbruary 10, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Title:A Fresh Start For Hillary and Liberals? As Hillary Rodham Clinton mulls a second presidential bid, liberals are closely watching whether the onetime supporter of the Iraq war moves to the left or straddles the center. SNIP During the 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama, Clinton was hurt by her stand on the Iraq war while she was a senator. But she burnished her image among party loyalists during four years at the State Department in the Obama administration. Now liberals want to see how she might carry the torch from Obama. SNIP Whether a viable Clinton alternative emerges for...
  • The Truth About Che Guevara

    02/10/2014 3:34:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 7 February 2014 | Michael J. Totten
    Che Guevara has the most effective public relations department on earth. The Argentine guerrilla and modern Cuba’s co-founding father has been fashioned into a hipster icon, a counter-cultural hero, an anti-establishment rebel, and a champion of the poor. As James Callaghan once put it, “A lie can be halfway round The truth about Che now has its boots on. He helped free Cubans from the repressive Batista regime, only to enslave them in a totalitarian police state worst than the last. He was Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, a mass-murderer who in theory could have commanded any number of Latin American...
  • How @JAMyerson Blamed @SarahPalinUSA for Tucson

    02/09/2014 3:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    While the beatdown on Jesse Myerson’s communist advocacy will continue — compelled by the impersonal forces of history — we can take a brief detour to examine what he wrote after Jared Loughner’s deadly January 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. Beyond Blood Libel: A Refudiation of Sarah Palin’s Lone Gunman TheoryYou can read the whole thing, if you have a masochistic appetite for bad writing, but here’s a sample paragraph: "But even if it cannot be demonstrated that Loughner’s act grew out of the right-wing violence-glorifying culture, there remain critical pieces of context for understanding how culpability for violence...