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  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White House—and throughout journalism—that threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White House—and other big instititutions—are manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • Advice to a Young Liberal Journalist (vanity)

    07/22/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 6 replies
    My seething mind | 22Jul14 | Moi
    So you want to write about poverty, joblessness, homelessness, and general misery in America. Let me give you some advice, and I'll cut right to the chase and be as blunt as possible. First, consider your audience. It’s white people. If you are trying to tell a sob story that ends in “we need more social services” most minorities are already on your side and the ones that aren’t have their own sources of information. You’re talking to mainstream white America, so you need to tailor your story to them. Start with a young white couple who has fallen on...
  • If only the IDF had Mujahadeen Magical Munitions®

    07/22/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies
    Elder of Ziyon blog ^ | 22 July 2014 | Elder of Ziyon
    The IDF spends hundreds of millions of dollars and untold thousands of man-hours on high-tech weapons and low-tech methods meant to ensure the absolute minimum of innocent lives lost in a conflict. Advanced visual systems, multiple layers of legal consultation, and even thousands of pamphlets - all designed to keep innocent people alive while targeting the terrorists hiding among them. But it turns out that the Jewish state could have saved lots of that money and time. Because Hamas and the other terrorists have the most sophisticated, advanced weapons known to man. Mujahadeen Magical Munitions® are specially designed not to...
  • Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects Journalists To Be '100 Percent In Her Corner,' Especially Women

    07/20/2014 9:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim Graham
    In May, Politico's reporting inside Democratic circles led them to the strange conclusion that the one thing that could sink Hillary's hopes of winning the White House was the press corps. A Clinton insider announced: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.” In July, Politico interviewed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who made some sense of this bizarre-sounding notion. The media has for many years defended and protected and glamorized the Clintons. But Abramson said Hillary expects the...
  • Liberal Analysis: 'Obamacare Implementation Went Great and People Love It'

    07/18/2014 6:07:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 18, 2014 | Guy Benson
    When Ezra Klein and friends launched Vox as an "explanatory journalism" site this spring, conservative catcalls and ridicule began promptly. The project's critics have been vindicated time and again. Though the site sometimes produces solid content, it's run by hard-left ideologues who lack the capacity to present "just the facts, ma'am"-style reporting. Over the last 24 hours or so, Vox has beclowned itself on four separate occasions. First, see Mollie Hemingway's brutal take-down of co-founder Matt Yglesias' stupefyingly ignorant attack on conservatives and religious liberty. His asshattery was so acute that even a junior Vox colleague publicly rejected Yglesias', er,...
  • Networks Ignore Criticism of Obama Attending Fundraisers Amid International Crises

    07/18/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 18 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    While NBC, ABC, and CBS have provided wall-to-wall coverage since midday Thursday on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over Ukraine and Israel sending ground forces into Gaza, none of the broadcast networks have made a single mention of President Obama being criticized for attending political fundraisers that night. Of the three network morning shows on Friday, only CBS This Morning even noted that Obama had just "returned to Washington late last night after a political trip to New York." Though it was never explained the trip was to raise campaign funds for the Democratic Party. NBC's Today didn't...
  • CNN reporter calls Israelis cheering missiles striking Palestinian positions in Gaza 'scum'

    07/18/2014 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:36 AM | Lee Moran
    British journalist Diana Magnay vented her anger on Twitter after the group allegedly threatened to 'destroy' her team’s car if she said anything they didn’t like on air. "Scum." That's what a CNN reporter called Israelis she spotted cheering missiles that were striking Palestinian positions in Gaza on Thursday night. Diana Magnay took to Twitter to vent her anger after some of the group reportedly threatened to "destroy" her team's car if she spoke out of turn on air. "Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to 'destroy our car if I saw a wrong...
  • Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Aliens

    07/16/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 16, 2014
    Predictably, the nation’s mainstream media has launched a sob campaign publishing stories and airing broadcasts illustrating the industry’s support and compassion for the barrage of illegal immigrant minors that have entered the U.S. recently. Of particular note is a lengthy piece published this week in the capital-area’s mainstream newspaper, the Washington Post. It sympathetically tells the story of an illegal immigrant from Honduras who grew up dirt-poor (a child servant who sold tortillas on the streets) and has lived for a decade in the Washington D.C. area. The woman, Allis Godoy, abandoned her children in Honduras when she came to...
  • Shock “Rolling Stone” expose: The five most dangerous guns in America

    07/15/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Charles Cooke, is this the worst listicle ever or the greatest? You’re expecting a list of different makes and models, I know. But look: 2. Revolvers Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATF’s ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than 46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics were kept. Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating barrels, but the term “revolver” is generally used to describe handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action separate...
  • Obama Insider Raises Concern About His Isolation Behind Jarrett & Michelle; Expect Press to Ignore

    07/14/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the early 1970s, the press obsessed about President Nixon's alleged "isolation," especially as the Watergate scandal, which in an objective lookback has to be seen as relative child's play compared to what we're seeing now, unfolded. Proof that Nixon's "isolation" had been a constant media theme in previous months is found in an NBC Nightly News report on May 10, 1973, when a White House staff reorganization was characterized by reporter Richard Valeriani as "Nixon moving to end President('s) isolation." On Fox News's "The Five" on Friday, Democrat Bob Beckel relayed what he said was an anonymous comment by...
  • Scarborough Outright Dismisses Rand Paul 2016: He’s ‘His Father’s Son’

    07/14/2014 7:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Monday, Morning Joe played a game of “Fact or Fiction” and Joe Scarborough had a lot to say when they arrived at this prediction: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will win the 2016 GOP nomination. “Fiction, fiction, fiction,” Scarborough declared. Scarborough admitted that if Paul runs he will probably do well in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but beyond that, “he will be his father’s son.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he “would have agreed” with Scarborough assessment, but does not know who on the Republican side has what it takes to beat Paul. “I have to continue to look...
  • Whoa: Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core

    07/13/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    twitchy ^ | july 13, 2014
    Wow. Here’s a link to the Gates-subsidized NBCNews.com article. There is no indication that it’s an advertisement or advertorial. It appears to be a bona fide news story written by a bona fide reporter (Nona Willis Aronowitz). Here it is featured along with NBC News’ other articles on its education page:
  • Despite poll findings, there is still a big audience that isn’t tired of Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released on Wednesday reveals something that an exasperated portion of the country likely feels is overdue: The majority of Americans -- 54 percent -- wish that Sarah Palin would step back into the shadows of public discourse. As we noted, that includes over 60 percent of Democrats and almost 40 percent of Republicans. Meaning that Sarah Palin must constrain her possible media audience to only 46 percent of the population of the United States, and a little over half of her party. Somehow, we doubt she'll starve. Palin has been remarkably adept at parlaying...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • While Geraldo Rivera's on an extended trip to Spain - the "refugee" crisis calls his name

    07/09/2014 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    July 9, 2014
    The missing in action Geraldo Rivera is stricking! (Rush made me think of this when he asked what would the reaction be if the media/politicians/etc were denied access to the Katrina victims and the Superdome). Rivera is on a long overseas trip Maybe I've missed something. Has O'Reilly interviewed him? When was Geraldo Rivera reluctant to get in front of the camera and give his opinion? What gives? Geraldo melting down (crying) over the little babies!! "I don't know man, let them out of here, let them walk out of here - you have thousands and thousands of people in...
  • Chris Matthews Proclaims Marco Rubio Is ‘The Republicans' John Edwards’

    07/09/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Hardball host Chris Matthews made some bizarre comments about the potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 on Tuesday night. Speaking to Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Republican strategist John Feehery, Matthews took a swipe at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and suggested “he's the Republicans' John Edwards.” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Hardball host never explained why in the world he would compare a man who cheated on his wife while pursuing the presidency to Senator Marco Rubio, but nevertheless the snide remark took his panelists by surprise. While Republican John Feehery didn’t directly condemn Matthews’ unusual comparison of Edwards and...
  • Billings (Montana) Gazette Reverses Op-Ed Obama Endorsement: Obama Earned the Low Ratings ...

    07/08/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 27, 2014 | Billings Gazette
    Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings Sometimes, you have to admit you're wrong. And, we were wrong. We said that things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal polls show that Americans are giving Obama lower marks than in 2006 when Iraq was going poorly for Bush and a tepid response to Hurricane Katrina sunk Bush's ratings. It's not that popularity polling should be the final...
  • Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have A Coup’

    07/08/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his Hardball program Monday night. Speaking to David Corn of the liberal Mother Jones and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)Matthews’ harshest condemnation of Boehner began when he promoted Erick Erickson a “guy on the hard right” who opposes...
  • New York Times: Ugly for Americans Against Illegal Immigration to Wave American Flags, Chant 'USA'

    07/05/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On the day before the Fourth of July, the New York Times went out of its way to show its disgust for Americans against illegal immigration in Murrieta, California who turned away buses of illegal immigrants for, of all things, waving American flags and chanting "USA!" "Nobody was even being released in Murrieta," the Times' editorial board wrote on Thursday. "But the mayor urged residents to complain, and in a pageant of ugliness, dozens took action: They waved flags, screamed 'U.S.A.!' and turned three buses back." The Times' editorial urged Obama to "go big" on executive actions by granting amnesty...
  • Sharpton Teaches Obamabots How-To Battle 'Wacky' Right-Wingers w/'Rev. Al's July 4 Barbecue Tips'

    07/05/2014 11:25:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 5, 2014 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday night’s Politics Nation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton wrapped up his show from New Orleans by insisting the Fourth of July is a great day to unload your talking points in defense of Barack Obama. Just like Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And perhaps at weddings and funerals. “It's a day to celebrate our great are country, to rest, relax and maybe have a barbecue. But you know what that means. Your wacky uncle or your Ted Cruz-loving neighbor or your cousin who watches Fox News all day may swing by for a burger or a dog,” he suggested. “But...
  • 'Refugees': News Networks Refuse to Call Illegals Illegal

    07/03/2014 9:56:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Nolte
    Newbusters reports that in the wake of tens of thousands of illegal aliens swarming over the American border, the broadcast networks are refusing to use the word "illegal" to describe these illegal aliens. And that's not because they are using words like "invaders" or "soon-to-be Democrats." Instead, viewers are hearing words like "refugee" and "undocumented." NBC News went so far as to create the Twitter handle #RefugeeRiders. NBC''s Lauer began his editorializing by arguing that “as so many issues in this country do it's going to boil down to politics. And wherever you stand on the issue, one side or...
  • The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask

    06/27/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the...
  • Mainstream media forced to walk back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ narrative

    06/27/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | M. D. Kittle - Watchdog.org
    After last week’s breathless headlines putting Gov. Scott Walker at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme,” the mainstream and left-leaning media are being forced to step back from such sensational indictments. The man doing the forcing is the special prosecutor who raised the specter of said conspiracy in a court document — part of 268 pages of previously sealed records dumped last week by order of a federal appeals court and embraced by John Doe prosecutors.
  • ‘The Angry Fringe’

    06/26/2014 7:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectacle Blog ^ | June 26, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Liberal bias in the media is so pervasive that partisan propaganda themes created by Democrats, for the purpose of electing Democrats and advancing their partisan agenda, take on a quasi-reality. Years ago, after seeing the umpteenth reiteration of a too-familiar theme, I remarked that the New York Times should create a standing headline -- "Republicans Divided" -- and run it as a regular column. If more than 80 percent of journalists are Democrats, as evidence clearly demonstrates, then what the media report about politics (and everything else) must be viewed skeptically: Is this true? Are all the facts as described?...
  • Mainstream Media Bordering on the Criminal

    06/20/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday I travelled on London buses from around noon to 5pm, in the Western part of town. During all that time I saw relatively few white faces, and the ones I did see were generally builders, so in all probability Poles. On the bus I read a discarded copy of the London free paper Metro, carrying the irresponsible front-page headline "Student is murdered 'for being a Muslim'". Irresponsible because, when I read the actual article, the alleged motive for the killing of Nahid Almenea in Colchester, Essex, on Tuesday morning was nothing more than a wild conjecture. The only...
  • Bizarre Motsoeneng wife gift briefing surprises media (Forced reporters to bow and take off shoes)

    06/22/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Johannesburg News 24 ^ | June 22, 2014 | South African Press Association
    Johannesburg - Journalists were forced to take off their shoes, and get down on their knees before Venda traditional leaders at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Sunday. The bizarre briefing was over a report by the Sowetan newspaper last week that SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng had been given a wife as a gift. At the start of the briefing by Mudzi Wa Vhurereli ha Vhavenda, a lobby group of Venda traditional leaders and healers, reporters were instructed to remove their shoes and get on bended knees so that they could perform a cultural ritual before beginning. Most...
  • Jon Karl to Cheney: Are You Accusing Obama of ‘Treason’?

    06/22/2014 2:51:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 22, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    On This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl asked former Vice President Dick Cheney if his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week, in which Cheney and daughter Liz accused President Barack Obama of wanting to take America “down a notch,” was tantamount to calling Obama a traitor. “It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason here,” Karl said, “saying he’s intentionally bringing America down a notch.” While adding that he intended “no disrespect” to Obama, Cheney launched into a comprehensive critique of the president’s foreign policy, which he...
  • 800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers

    06/04/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT · by boatbums · 493 replies
    AFP/Dublin/Yahoo News ^ | 06/042014 | unknown
    Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past. Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961. Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary's home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the...
  • Media won’t tell you, so here are reasons to doubt global warming

    06/22/2014 6:49:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    MaineToday ^ | June 20 , 2014 | M.D. Harmon
    Various statements and events defy the claim of a ‘universal consensus’ on ‘harmful’ climate change. “Have you noticed that the nature of the crisis du jour may change, but the solutions always involve higher taxes and more power for the political class?” ... There’s a reason some global warming enthusiasts demand that the media refuse to print or broadcast skeptical views. Polls show Americans continually rank “climate change” near the bottom of lists of important issues. Apparently, “global warming is harmful because shut up” is the only argument many activists have left. And there’s a reason the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Good News Democrats

    06/22/2014 3:05:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    "........By week’s end, perhaps recognizing that the story was not finding willing buyers, IRS Commissioner Koskinen, tried another tack, claiming that the emails were not “records’” and therefore could be destroyed without consequence. John Hinderaker, the ace litigation lawyer who is one of the authors of Powerline found this argument unpersuasive, citing federal law and the agency’s own operating manual and concluding: As the IRS investigation continues, Koskinen and others at the Agency should not be allowed to get away with the facile suggestion that Lerner’s emails -- all of them! -- were not “records” and therefore could be destroyed...
  • WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event

    06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jun 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate. According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State. Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the...
  • Gallup: Americans Trust Online News More Than Television

    06/20/2014 2:02:22 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 20 2014 | Don Irvine
    In its latest poll on confidence in U.S. institutions, Gallup reports that Americans’ faith in the three major news media platforms—television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet—is at or tied with record lows, and that trust in Internet or online news topped television news for the first time. The number of Americans who have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers has dropped from its 1979 peak of 51% to 22%, while their confidence in television news has fallen from a high of 46% in 1993 to just 18% today. Online news finished slightly ahead of...
  • Glenn Beck Admits Liberals 'Were Right' on Iraq War [LameStream Media Alert]

    06/20/2014 11:29:43 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/18/14 | Zoë Schlanger
    Conservative pundit Glenn Beck admitted on his radio show Tuesday that he was wrong and liberals were right for opposing the invasion of Iraq. “[Liberals] said we couldn’t force freedom on people,” Beck said at the start of his radio show on Tuesday. “You were right. Liberals, you were right, we shouldn’t have.” “You cannot force democracy on the Iraqis or anybody else, it doesn’t work. They don’t understand it or even really want it,” Beck said.
  • Reporter: Editor Buried Story on Hillary Defending Child Rapist Because 'It Might Have an Impact'

    06/20/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | Tony Lee
    mainstream media reporter Glenn Thrush revealed that a former editor of his at Newsday in 2008 delayed and buried his story on Hillary Clinton's defense of a child rapist because "it might have an impact." When Thrush wrote the story on February 24, 2008, Clinton was battling Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. The more things change, the more they stay the same. ... Newsweek had killed the story to protect its ally Clinton in the White House. ... Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has pioneered the use of social media to further level the playing field, said,...
  • Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

    06/19/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today by Gallup. ... only 10 percent said they had “a great deal” of confidence in T.V. news, and 8 percent said they had “quite a lot” of confidence.
  • Sensitive MSNBC Host Warns Viewers About Someone Saying the 'Racial Slur' 'Redskins'

    06/18/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC is the network where ex-host Martin Bashir suggested that someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin. Yet, the suddenly sensitive Joy Reid on Wednesday warned viewers that she was about to feature someone saying the word "Redskins," what she deemed to be a "racial slur." [See video below. MP3 audio here.'] Hours after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office had cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, Reid played a clip of Senator Harry Reid attacking the team. The host fretted, "And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I'm just going to warn...
  • Palin and Hillary: Bad Interviews and Presidential Aspirations

    06/16/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2014 | Steve Flesher
    If bad interviews can truly be used to determine someone’s readiness for the highest office in the land, then pollsters can save themselves a lot of time by removing Hillary Clinton from their list of 2016 contenders. Back in 2008, after Hillary’s own party sold her out, the conservative movement was energized by the selection of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. Accordingly, her political head found itself in high demand by the left. Critics began by questioning her experience. But once they got a hold of her true record of reform and budget-cutting in Alaska,...
  • News media urged to leave Bergdahl’s hometown (News blackout, just like Obama's DREAMers?)

    06/14/2014 11:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    HAILEY, Idaho — An Idaho county commissioner held a press conference in the hometown of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this week to tell reporters and outsiders to leave the town and the Bergdahl family alone. The Times-News reported that Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen said people should stop attacking Bergdahl, his family and the people of Hailey for standing by the former prisoner of war. Schoen said the town only wanted to see the local man reunited with his parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, after spending five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan....
  • Why O.J.'s Saga Lives and Trayvon's Died

    06/13/2014 1:13:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Twenty years ago this week, former football great O.J. Simpson savagely attacked and killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The double murder and subsequent trial generated a small library of videos and books, the most recent of the latter being Kim Goldman’s, Can't Forgive: My 20-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson. I just finished Goldman’s insightful memoir yesterday. I must have read at least ten other books on the case. A year ago this week, the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin began in Sanford, Florida. Although not as sensational as Simpson’s, Zimmerman’s...
  • MSM Narrative: Tea Party is a thorn, then the GOP absorbed them, but now with Eric Cantor losing...

    06/11/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... what will the new narrative from the MSM be? Before the first GOP primaries this year, we heard from the MSM the long-held narrative: A.) "There is a huge war within the GOP. The GOP needs to do something with these "extremists" (Tea Party)!" Then when Boehner and some others won their primaries, the MSM narrative quickly shifted (as in goal-posts): B.) "The GOP has absorbed the Tea Party!" Now with Eric Cantor losing to David Brat (and that was a huge loss), the MSM won't go back on their narrative, even though they logically would have to admit...
  • Mika Rips 'Dead Broke' Hillary Defenders: 'You're Afraid'

    06/10/2014 6:08:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, Mika Brzezinski is a big Fauxchohantas fan who'd love to see Senator 1/32nd take on Hillary Clinton. But regardless of her motivation, credit Mika for courageously critiquing Hillary. In a segment on today's Morning Joe about Hillary's "dead broke" blunder, Brzezinski scolded Hillary defenders Jeremy Peters [NYT], the egregious Thomas Roberts, Eugene Robinson and Joe Scarborough. Mika accused them of being "afraid" of the Clintons, of tiptoeing around them, and of holding their fire in hopes of being granted an interview with Hillary. View the startling video after the jump.
  • ABC Hypes Potential Gitmo Closing: ‘Allegations of Waterboarding...(VIDEO)

    06/08/2014 2:03:43 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 8 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Full Title: ABC Hypes Potential Gitmo Closing: ‘Allegations of Waterboarding...Have Turned This Place Into A Terrorist Recruiters Dream’///   With the exchange of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for the release of five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay complete, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos used the opportunity to promote the possibility of Gitmo closing its doors.  On Sunday, June 8, Byron Pitts, ABC’s Chief National Correspondent peddled the line that “700 men have come through Gitmo since the beginning of the war on terror when these pictures of shackled and hooded men shock the world. Some say past allegations of...
  • Bergdahl-Taliban fallout has the left spooked

    06/06/2014 1:11:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 5, 2014 | neo-neocon
    Most Democratic Party house media organs staying clear as lonely lefty writers struggle to deflect.There’s a growing sense that, at least for now, the Bergdahl/Taliban exchange and its fallout has the left spooked. Maybe Obama will wriggle out of this mess, too, either by way of the same tricks that have extricated him from so-called “scandals” such as Benghazi, or by distracting us in some new and horrific way. Or maybe there will be a hurricane somewhere that can provide a serendipitous photo-op to impress those Americans who have political attention-deficit disorder. But at the moment this story, probably more...
  • Sins of the father fair game in Bergdahl affair?

    06/05/2014 9:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rick Moran
    I have a hankering for some worms this morning, so let's open a can of them and dig in. There are many Americans who believe that the actions and statements of Bowe Bergdahl's father Robert to be indefensible. Learning Pashto, growing a long beard, and making sympathetic statements about the Taliban and harsh statements about America are, some believe, beyond the pale of understanding and border on treason. On the other hand, there are those who think we should cut Bergdahl's father some slack. Put yourself in his shoes, goes the argument, and ask yourself; how far would you go...
  • Don Lemon: Shouldn’t Soldiers Wait for Facts to Come Out Before Slamming Bergdahl?

    06/04/2014 9:16:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 4, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Don Lemon kicked off CNN Tonight on Wednesday with a piece of commentary about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl‘s fellow soldiers appearing in the media to call him a deserter and the like. And what Lemon wanted to know was why these soldiers are speaking out so harshly against Bergdahl before there’s any “official evidence” released to the public about what he did. Lemon spoke of the bond soldiers normally have after they return home, “brothers in arms,” and “how the greatest generation conducted themselves.” And of the soldiers criticizing Bergdahl, he said, “They have every right to speak out. They...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s court-martial by the press (Cover the keyboard)

    06/04/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jack Shafer
    The Army has no immediate plans to punish Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for leaving his post in Afghanistan, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said in a statement on Tuesday, putting Bergdahl’s medical and psychological needs first. Bergdahl, a Taliban prisoner for the past five years, was swapped over the weekend for five Talban heavyweights imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp. That doesn’t mean Bergdahl is off the hook. Already, the 28-year-old soldier has been called a traitor by members of his platoon in the pages of the New York Daily News and on CNN. Members of his unit have...
  • Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss

    06/03/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/3/14 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the talk about "hope" and "change" — and both were powerful slogans for Obama in 2008 — the core of Obama's appeal to many independents and even some Republicans was the idea that he would restore competence back to the White House after President George W. Bush's eight years, years defined by mistaken intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and a mishandling of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Obama openly embraced the idea that he was the anti-Bush on nothing much more than his commitment to putting the best people in...
  • How Bergdahl Could Become Bergdahlzi

    06/03/2014 2:10:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 2, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    If President Barack Obama hoped his deal with the Taliban to bring back Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be a political boon in the midst of the VA scandal, he is in for a big surprise. Soon after Obama revealed that Bergdahl was to be released, we learned the president agreed to release five of the most hardcore Taliban fighters from America’s terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay in exchange. “While not as well known as Guantanamo inmates like 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Taliban 5 were some of the worst outlaws in the U.S. war on terror,” Eli Lake...
  • Western Elites Fail to Grasp Reality in Egypt

    06/01/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Now that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won a decisive victory in the Egyptian presidential election (held May 26-28, 2014), the pro-Islamist Western media—such as the BBC and CNN—are downplaying his impressive win. Western media outlets cannot help themselves. They are smitten with their grievance over what they call “the ousting of the first democratically-elected Egyptian president.” Although the election of Mohamed Morsi (Sisi’s predecessor) was full of irregularities, they are wedded to the narrative that their guy was “wronged.” But consider the following: 1. During the 2011 election, Muslim Brotherhood thugs stood at the doors of hundreds, if...