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  • BREAKING: NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola virus, free to go home.

    10/21/2014 4:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/21/2014 | Charlie Kaye, CBS
    BREAKING. Nebraska Medical Center: NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola virus in his bloodstream, free to go home.
  • Did Chris Matthews Just Make the Most Illogical Argument Yet Against Ebola Travel Ban?

    10/20/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Greatest, latest parlor game: watching liberals pretzel-ize logic in arguing against a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. We've noted a few examples here, here and here. But as wacky as those assertions were, they might all have to take a back seat to the absolutely absurd argument offered up by Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. Matthews suggested that a travel ban wouldn't work since Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who infected two people before dying of Ebola, lied to get into the US. Can't Chris see that his argument runs headlong against logic? That it is precisely...
  • CNN Columnist: Americans don't care about Ebola in Africa, because they're racists

    10/20/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    A CNN "journalist" named John D. Sutter wants to scream "racism" and the station is eager to help. Apparently, as MSNBC has shown, that's how failing networks think they'll turn their fortunes around Ah, CNN. At one time, Ted Turner’s news network was the only one of its kind. These days, it’s near the bottom of a rather large pack, and has become the most banal example of an entire genre. When your claim to fame is “doing slightly better than MSNBC” you know things are bad. Perhaps, like their closest rival, CNN’s years of painfully obvious bias have something...
  • Incompetence Meets Mendacity in Obama Administration’s Ebola Response

    10/18/2014 4:22:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 18, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ebola is causing such anxiety that even alarm over an outbreak of enterovirus D-68 — far more prevalent and linked to the deaths of at least four children — has been crowded out. Ditto news of the Islamic State’s rampage, a stock-price rollercoaster, and the impending midterm elections. Understandably, two concerns dominate the public discussion. One is incompetence. Lulled into ever more dependence on government by the metastasis of regulation in what used to be the realm of private action, Americans are shaken by Washington’s inability to function. It is bungling elementary tasks. There is a sense of unraveling, a...
  • O’Reilly Rips ‘Pathetic Ideological Loons’ at MSNBC for Ebola ‘Racism’ Attacks

    10/17/2014 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly spent a significant part of his first segment tonight decrying the “racism” accusations being thrown by some MSNBC commentators amidst nationwide Ebola panic. O’Reilly did not directly call out MSNBC in his Talking Points Memo, but it was very clearly aimed at them, since he had teased the segment with a clip of Alex Wagner saying some Republican comments on Ebola, including calling for a travel ban is “not even thinly-veiled racism.” And that wasn’t the first time someone on MSNBC had invoked racism in talking about a travel ban; a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show did so...
  • Texan's truck has possibly the most racist decal ever [makes "front page" news]

    10/17/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kolten Parker
    This Texan takes bumper stickers to a whole new level. A photo of a truck with Texas tags that features on the tailgate one the most racist decals, complete with a real (and fresh) banana, that targets President Barack Obama was posted to Reddit on Thursday. "Does this Socialist a** make my truck look too big," the decal, which appears to be professionally done, reads. It also includes photo of Obama dressed in Somalian garb from a 2006 meeting in the country. The image was taken in the East Texas town of Tyler at the intersection of Loop 323 and...
  • NBC Doctor Who Ignored Ebola Quarantine Issues Apology

    10/15/2014 11:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WWOR-TV ^ | October 15, 2014 | Tamara Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hopewell, New Jersey - NBC's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, violated her voluntary quarantine when she left her home to go get a sandwich at the Pleasant Grill in Hopewell, New Jersey. Dr. Snyderman was in Liberia when her cameraman contracted Ebola, which is why her and her team are under quarantine. Dr. Snyderman issued an apology, but some people are saying she dodged responsibility for her actions and she threw her crew members under the bus. “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated...
  • NBC's Medical Editor, A Princeton, NJ Resident, Placed Under Mandatory Quarantine..

    10/14/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Princeton Patch ^ | 10/14/14 | Anthony Bellano
    NBC’s Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, a 62-year-old Princeton resident, has been placed under mandatory quarantine by New Jersey Health Officials after violating the voluntary isolation agreement after one of her cameramen contracted the Ebola virus. The state Health Department issued the quarantine but said there is no indication Princeton residents are at risk of exposure to the deadly virus. “Before returning to the United States, the NBC crew made an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Health and local health officials to voluntarily self-confine themselves for the remainder of the 21 days following their low risk of exposure...
  • NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine To Make Takeout Run

    10/14/2014 1:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    It’s all about priorities, people. Sure, a quarantine means cutting off all contact with the outside world. But what if you just don’t feel like it anymore? What if you’re on TV? What if you’ve really got the munchies? Jason Molinet, NYDN: The New Jersey Health Department turned into soup Nazis when it learned NBC News reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated a voluntary quarantine placed on her and her crew after one member contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, 62, NBC’s chief medical editor, was spotted sitting in her car outside of The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., Thursday...
  • Washington Post: 94% Chance Republicans Win Senate

    10/13/2014 10:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 13, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A spate of new Senate projections shows Republicans widening the electoral map and increasing their chances of a GOP takeover. On Monday, the The Washington Post's Election Lab forecast showed Republicans with a 94% chance of winning the Senate and a 99% chance of maintaining control of the House. The New York Times is similarly projecting a Republican takeover in the Senate. According to the Times' statistical forecast, the GOP currently holds a 64% chance of reclaiming the Senate....
  • NBC reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman leaves home while under voluntary Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 7:24:56 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    New Jersey 12 News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Krystal Knapp
    [snip] Snyderman issued an apology to the public in her statement, but did not indicate that she had violated the voluntary confinement agreement she and her crew made with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Princeton Health Department, or take personal responsibility for the violation. [snip] “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed,” [snip]
  • NBC chief medical correspondent accused of violating Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/14 | Mia De Graaf
    Nancy Snyderman and crew ordered into mandatory isolation on Friday All seven had worked with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who has Ebola Order came after a member of the team 'violated their voluntary quarantine' It has emerged Snyderman 'was seen at soup restaurant on Thursday
  • Police Officer: Trust Me, Ferguson Changed Everything

    10/12/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2014 | Deputy Matt
    I’m a cop. A few weeks ago, two of my beat partners and I were called to an apartment in a fairly nice complex to help a mother and father with their 16-year-old son. The son had no criminal history, and by all accounts was a decent kid. But he was having some problems at home — breaking things and making threats with a knife — and the parents needed our help. When we finally located the son, who is of mixed ethnicity (dad is white, mom is Hispanic), he instantly began cussing and yelling at us. He took a...
  • NBC chief medical correspondent's crew ordered into quarantine over Ebola fears

    10/11/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Belinda Robinson
    An NBC news crew that was exposed to a cameraman with the deadly Ebola virus has been forced to undergo a mandatory quarantine. The group, which includes chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman had been asked to isolate itself for 21 days after their colleague Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola this month. But someone in the NBC crew violated the voluntary agreement forcing New Jersey officials to step in and issue a mandatory quarantine order on Friday night.
  • CBS News Buries Their Own Poll

    10/09/2014 1:19:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's polling data: "CBS Buries Results of Own Poll Showing Poor Ratings for Obama, Democrats Ahead of Midterms." Yeah, there's an Ebola Stack today, too. That goes without saying. We'll get to everything here in due course, my friends. I'm just setting the table. I'm gonna go to a commercial break here pretty soon, and I have no idea what I'm gonna actually start with in detail. I'm just setting the table for you. I have the audio sound bites arranged by group, and so just whatever I feel whenever I feel it, is what I first...
  • CBS Buries Results of Own Poll Showing Poor Ratings for Obama, Democrats Ahead of Midterms

    10/09/2014 7:12:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | October 8, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley made no mention of the results from the latest CBS News poll that gave President Obama and Democrats poor marks ahead of the November 4 midterm elections on issues ranging from the economy to ISIS to terrorism to who voters are most likely to vote for. Regarding the midterm elections, Republicans find themselves ahead of Democrats on both a generic ballot and specific issues. Republicans have a six point lead against Democrats overall (49 percent to 43 percent with those leaning left or right, 46 percent to 40 percent without) and...
  • ( Dan ) Rather says the business of journalism is 'evolving'

    10/08/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Jasen Lee
    Rather characterized the current state of journalism using the term interregnum — “the old order is gone, but the new order is not yet in place.” The major concern for the future of journalism, he said, is how it will be financed in a way that provides the audience with quality, integrity-driven content in the years to come. ... Rather also noted that the measure of journalism and those who cover it is the level and quality of service provided to the public. Commercial enterprises that report the news hold the public trust, he explained, and doing so with integrity...
  • Faltering Obama Still Blaming Messenger

    10/06/2014 11:37:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Fox News may be demolishing its more liberal cable news rivals in the ratings but to Democrats it’s still the bogeyman. That’s why President Obama took the opportunity to criticize the network during a speech defending his economic record at Northwestern University today. But in doing so, the president not only demonstrated the weakness of his position but also why he doesn’t understand Fox’s appeal. During his speech, the president said this about Fox and its audience: A true opposition party should have the courage to lay out their agenda. Hopefully also grounded in facts. There’s a reason fewer Republicans...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: 'The Media Waits for the Administration to Dictate the Agenda and Coverage'

    10/06/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5 Oct 2014
    Sunday on the Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Sharyl Attkisson blasted the mainstream media for being President Barack Obama's lap dogs. While discussing the media's lack of coverage of the growing threat of ISIS, Attkisson said, "Here's my cynical viewpoint. It would have been on the front page had the administration wanted it to be on the front page," and "The media waits for the administration to dictate the agenda and coverage."
  • Politico Reporter David Nather Singles Out 'GOP 2016ers' for Stoking Ebola 'Panic'

    10/04/2014 8:51:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Politico’s David Nather cast the most mentioned Republican presidential contenders as un-presidential on Friday in a story headlined “GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic.” Only Rick Perry was the responsible one, he implied: For once, President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are on the same page. At separate briefings on the Ebola crisis, Obama administration officials and Perry have delivered the same message: Don’t panic — the health authorities know what they’re doing. But for other Republicans — and conservative media outlets — it’s time for panic. The likely 2016 Republican presidential candidates — except for Perry — are...
  • Sick passenger's seatmate speaks to CNN

    10/04/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Passenger on a plane sitting next to a man from Liberia who began throwing up on the plane: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/10/04/nr-sick-passenger-seatmate-newark.cnn&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2Fvideo%2Fdata%2F2.0%2Fvideo%2Fus%2F2014%2F10%2F04%2Fnr-sick-passenger-seatmate-newark.cnn.html%3Fhpt%3Dhp_t2
  • CNN Reporter Stands in Front of Dallas Middle School, Tells Children Not to Worry About Ebola

    10/04/2014 1:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In a segment that aired on “CNN Newsroom” on Thursday, network correspondent Gary Tuchman surveyed members of a north Dallas community near where Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed U.S. Ebola patient, was prior to that diagnosis. In the report, Tuchman visited Dallas’ Sam Tasby Middle School, one of the four schools of the five children of Duncan’s girlfriend, who he was visiting at the time and polled students of their concerns with coming in contact of the Ebola virus. However, in one interaction Tuchman offered his own assurances to those schoolchildren they had no reason to worry. Partial transcript as...
  • U.S. Journalist With Ebola Being Evacuated Freelancer Being Evacuated From Liberia to Nebraska

    10/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/03/14 | Drew Hinshaw, Lukas I. Alpert and Jennifer Levitz
    MONROVIA, Liberia—Ashoka Mukpo, an American freelance journalist diagnosed with Ebola, and the NBC News team he worked with here will be flown to the U.S., as the epidemic sweeping West Africa continues to have international repercussions. Mr. Mukpo is scheduled to be picked up Sunday night in Liberia and will be transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, his father, Mitchell Levy, said Friday
  • NBC cameraman with Ebola is 'reincarnation of Tibetan teacher'-- NBC camerman Ashoka Mukpo

    NBC cameraman with Ebola is 'reincarnation of Tibetan teacher' whose English society girl mother married Buddhist guru when she was 16 He was working for NBC's chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Liberia His father Mitchell Levy says doctors are 'optimistic about his prognosis' Ashoka's mother Diana Mukpo married a Tibetan Buddhist lama at 16 The lama, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, adopted Ashoka as a young child Trungpa identified Ashoka as a 'tulku', a reincarnation of a Tibetan teacher Dr Snyderman and her crew have quarantined themselves for 21 days over fears they they might have contracted Ebola, as well...
  • CBS Medical Contributor Wildly Blames Climate Change For Viral Outbreaks

    10/03/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT · by walford · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Monday, Dr. David Agus injected the media's regular hype about climate change into CBS This Morning's coverage of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in the U.S. and the Ebola crisis in Africa. The morning show brought on Dr. Agus to discuss the polio-like virus that has afflicted children across the country. Near the end of the segment, anchor Charlie Rose wondered, "So we have Ebola virus in Africa, and we now have this virus [Enterovirus D68]. What's going on?" The CBS medical contributor admitted that science didn't have any answers at this point, but that didn't stop him from...
  • NBC News Cameraman From Providence Diagnosed With Ebola

    10/03/2014 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 42 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 3, 2014 | WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports
    According to NBC, Mukpo started showing symptoms on Wednesday, when he ran a fever and began feeling tired and achy. He was tested for the virus Thursday and it came back positive just under 12 hours later, the network reported on its website Friday. The other four members of the NBC News team are feeling well and not showing symptoms of the Ebola virus, according to the network. Mukpo is the fifth American infected with Ebola. He is currently being treated at the Doctors Without Borders Clinic in Monrovia. His mother, Diana Mukpo, told WBZ-TV Chris McKinnon Friday her son...
  • ‘Homeland’ is the most bigoted show on television (anything near the truth is "bigoted")

    10/02/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    A blonde, white Red Riding Hood lost in a forest of faceless Muslim wolves: This is how “Homeland’s” creators have chosen to represent their show as it begins its fourth season, which sees CIA officer Carrie Mathison stationed in Pakistan. It is also the perfect encapsulation of everything that’s wrong with this show. Since its first episode, “Homeland,” which returns Sunday, has churned out Islamophobic stereotypes as if its writers were getting paid by the cliché. Yet the show, created by “24” veterans Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and former Israeli paratrooper Gideon Raff, continues to rack up awards, critical...
  • NBC News Freelancer in Africa Diagnosed with Ebola

    10/02/2014 5:33:01 PM PDT · by knak · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/2/14 | nbc
    An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. The infected freelancer was hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Snyderman is with three other NBC News employees on assignment in Monrovia, reporting on the Ebola outbreak. The freelancer came down with symptoms on Wednesday, feeling tired and achy. As part of a routine temperature check, he discovered he was running a slight fever. He immediately quarantined himself and sought medical advice....
  • The mainstream media ignores the elephant in the room

    10/02/2014 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-14 | DrJohn
    The first case of the "mystery" virus affecting kids all over the country has been reported in Maine. The mainstream press has shown an astonishing lack of interest in the obvious. Over 900 cases of this illness have appeared, scattered throughout the country and they have only one thing in common. The introduction of illegal alien children. How has the press handled this? By ignoring it. At CBSEnterovirus spreads across the nation There is another virus sweeping the country. The enterovirus mostly strikes children and causes a severe respiratory illness. In the past three weeks, it has spread from 12...
  • CNN Media Reporter Shames Colleagues for Not Giving Sarah Palin Benefit of Doubt

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • The $3,600 Reason a CNN Producer Reportedly Told Robert Zimmerman, ‘You and Your Brother Are Evil!’

    09/29/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In order to secure an interview with George Zimmerman, CNN reportedly offered to put up Zimmerman and his brother, Robert, at the Ritz-Carlton for three nights and pay for “everything” else they needed. At the end of their stay, CNN was given a $3,600 tab that included a large room service bill, spa treatments and “swag” from the gift shop, according to GQ. When the bill was sent to a CNN producer, he reportedly told Robert Zimmerman, “You and your brother are evil!” More from the GQ profile on the Zimmermans: The Zimmermans seized on their brief stint of subsidized...
  • Palin to Values Voters: Tell 'Lamestream Media' We 'Wear Your Scorn with Pride'

    09/27/2014 12:01:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin knows how it feels to be targeted by the mainstream media and reload in the face of it. She told social conservatives at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. that that is why she has always had their backs as fiercely as they have had hers. "You're the Americans that the media loves to hate," Palin said, calling the room "the most joyful room in Washington" of happy warriors. "I'm speaking to the most slandered group in America today. Join me in telling the lamestream media that we wear your scorn with pride." Palin,...
  • Why the liberal press loves the right’s reaction to Obama’s ‘latte salute’

    09/24/2014 8:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Barack Obama is taking the nation to war on his own terms yet again. It is not the first time he has done so, but so many in the press are determined to believe that the war in Iraq and Syria has transformed Obama into war president. The new fight will be a complex campaign which, while necessary, is being waged in a fashion that often appears to elevate domestic political considerations over operational necessities. That is a terrible way to fight a war, and it merits criticism. It is that legitimate criticism Obama’s defenders would prefer to avoid addressing....
  • Politico Staffers Begin Circling Wagons to Ensure Hillary's Not Vetted

    09/24/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Nolte
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Brace yourselves. It looks as though it's going to be 2008 and 2012 all over again -- where a 50 year-old GOP haircut and a 35 year-old GOP rock are big news but Hillary will get a sweet mainstream media pass when it comes to vetting her past and formative years. Worse, any attempt by New Media to do the vetting the MSM won't will be met with equal parts wrist-flicking and mockery. Oh, and once again, Politico will lead the Democratic defense. The tweets below are written by high-level Politico staffers. Politico presents itself as an objective news outlet...
  • Atlantic Reporter Compares Palin to Burqa-Wearing Taliban Supporter

    09/19/2014 11:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Nolte
    Unfortunately I don't possess the intellectual nuance required to grasp why an elite leftwing journalist would think it was okay to compare a female governor and mother of five to a burqa-wearing Taliban supporter brandishing a pistol. Apparently, Jeffrey Goldberg's intellectual superiority is so superior only dogs can hear it:Goldberg deleted the tweet. He didn't apologize. Because that would be an admission that comparing a conservative woman to a terrorist supporter is wrong. Instead... Goldberg chose to assume the one role the elite media enjoy more than demeaning conservative women - that of The Victim....
  • CNN Poll: 110% of Scottish Population Have Decided on Independence; 58% Say Yes, 52% No

    09/18/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 54 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/18/14 | Aurelius
    In a new report from CNN, televised live today, 110% of Scots have made their decision on independence, with 58% saying "yes," and 52% voting "no." This picture actually made it to the air: In case you can do math better than CNN's copy editor, that adds up to more than 100% of Scotland's populace. And as you also probably know, 110% of an electorate cannot vote on a referendum (unless there is massive voter fraud). The flub occurred during Brooke Baldwin's three o'clock show this afternoon, the 18th of September. When the mistake was made, nothing was said, and...
  • Nicolle Wallace: Palin Relationship Was ‘Irreparably Damaged’ After Couric Interview [VIDEO]

    09/17/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Nicolle Wallace told her new co-hosts on “The View” Monday that her relationship with Sarah Palin was “irreparably damaged” following the infamous Katie Couric interviews during the 2008 presidential campaign. Wallace, a senior advisers and representatives of Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor’s campaign, revealed Monday that her relationship with Palin “erupted and exploded” in the aftermath of the interview, in which Palin claims she was set up “for failure.” “Our relationship really erupted and exploded, and was irreparably damaged after the Katie Couric interview, in which she had thought I had set her up for failure,” said...
  • Networks Hype 'Palin Family Brawl': 'Like An Episode of Jerry Springer'

    09/12/2014 10:59:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    newsbusters ^ | september 12, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, all three network morning shows seized on reports that Sarah Palin and her family were "caught in a massive brawl" during a house party in Anchorage, Alaska. ABC's Good Morning America opened with substitute co-host Lara Spencer declaring: "One witness saying it was like an episode of Jerry Springer, her kids throwing punches. What sparked this rumble in the tundra?" The song Eye of the Tiger was heard playing in the background. In the full report that followed on GMA, correspondent Paula Faris pushed the tabloid story: "According to the Washington Post, Palin, along with her husband Todd and kids Bristol, Willow, and Track, arriving in...
  • Obama and the Corporate Media – Lies and Deception on Syria and ISIL

    09/12/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The mass media, in their coverage of Obama's speech, outlining his new strategy on managing the crisis of the 'Islamic Caliphate', are acting as retail merchants for the White House and State Department's campaign of deception on Syria and Iraq. The most obvious aspect of this co-operative effort is seen in the repetition of the mythology that Obama hasn't yet tried assisting rebel forces in Syria. Such claims are so divorced from reality they are staggering. Even so, Americans are, in the main, so willfully misinformed, that they are easy targets for the false narratives they are fed in deceitful...
  • Ferguson Reforms Met With Rancor at City Meeting (Gave in to ALL their demands & still got heckled!)

    09/09/2014 9:53:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and Nigel Duara of the AP
    Efforts by city leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer to repair the local government's fractured relationship with its residents got off to a rocky start Tuesday at the first public meeting of elected officials since Michael Brown's death. The shooting last month exposed an undercurrent of racial unrest in Ferguson and other nearby suburbs in mostly black communities of north St. Louis County, and prompted days of sometimes-violent protests...
  • How to protect your family from home invasion (Advice: wasp spray & "treat them like royalty")

    In June, an intruder broke into Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home and got within steps of the star's bedroom. On Aug. 14, NBA star Ray Allen's family was hit, waking up to find seven intruders in their Coral Gables, Florida, home. Not even the Kennedys are immune: On July 15, an intruder got into their sprawling compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
  • Columnist: ISIS Is Bush's Fault, But GOP Trying to 'Yoke Obama With' It

    09/07/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 2, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 31, The New York Times ran a op-ed in which columnist Charles M. Blow contended that Republicans are trying to use the 9/11 attacks to make Americans fear ISIS and "yoke Obama with the ill effects of a war started by [George W. Bush]." One immediate problem with this theory is that ISIS--now IS--is not an ill effect of the Iraqi War but of the power vacuum created by President Obama's precipitous withdrawal of all U.S. Troops in 2011. But Obama knows this, which is why he blamed the troop pull-out on George W. Bush early last month....
  • Spare Us The Sanctimony: The Gross Hypocrisy of Online Media in the Nude Photo Leak

    09/04/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Betabeat.com ^ | 9/2/14 | Ryan Holiday
    ...we are entering a new phase in our media culture online. It’s past gossip, past snark and post-smarm. It is the sanctimony phase..... There’s no question that these photos constitute a flagrant violation of these women’s (and men’s) privacy. What’s less certain is where blogs like Gawker and Perez Hilton and others get off pretending to be shocked and appalled by it. These sites–which generally will publish anything for an extra thousand pageviews–are suddenly leading the charge that these hackers are criminals, that the online horde who clicks the photos are perverts, and that justice must be done for the...
  • The Food Gap Is Widening (Rich People Eating Better, Poor People Eating Worse)

    09/02/2014 2:08:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 138 replies
    Atlantic ^ | September 2 ,2014 | James Hamblin
    Nutritional disparities between America’s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade. Diet quality has improved among people of high socioeconomic status but deteriorated among those at the other end of the spectrum. The gap between the two groups doubled between 2000 and 2010. That will be costly for everyone. The primary conclusion of the study is interesting, though, in that its focus is diet quality...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • CNN Now Worried Ferguson Shooting Audio Is Hoax

    08/27/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Nolte
    When CNN first broadcast the unverified audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, it was with all the sturm and drang of breathless breaking news. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day. What a difference a day makes. The language coming from "New Day" anchor Michaela Pereira Wednesday morning is much more cautious. "Do you think it's authentic?" she squeaked to two law enforcement experts, both of whom believe it is a hoax: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even if the audio ends up being authentic, the fact that CNN is now concerned over its...
  • The Washington Post’s Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans don’t trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Only 22% of Americans have confidence in the truth of what they read see or hear from the mainstream media (MSM). The hundreds of stories that have been twisted and distorted by the MSM over the past few years have made this number unavoidable. The latest reminder of the MSM’s love of lies and half-truths is the Washington Post’s (WaPo) twisted reportage of Ferguson Missouri riots. The WaPo sent nine reporters to Ferguson Missouri to discover what they could about Police Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson is the surviving victim of a savage attack by Michael Brown which was stopped...
  • George Stephanopoulos Frets Over U.S. Taking Action Against ISIS:

    08/24/2014 11:45:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 24, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, August 24, This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos bizarrely worried that the U.S. might take too much action in combating the terrorist group ISIS.
  • Ferguson On Steroids: 10 Shot Overnight In Chicago

    08/24/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | John Nolte
    How many nine-year-old Antonio's need to die in Chicago before the national media will park its satellite trucks in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and demand answers and action. How many black people, including black children, need to die in Chicago before the national media stops counting civilian casualties in Gaza as a political weapon against Israel and starts counting them in one of our own cities. Overnight in Chicago 10 people were shot. One night. One. How many more until the national media cares enough to look into the root causes of the violence, poverty, despair, terrible...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...