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  • George Stephanopoulos joined Bill Clinton at Pedo Island (naughty newser loser alert)

    05/26/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | May 23, 2015
    Turns out George Stephanopoulos did more than just donate to the Clinton Foundation while working as an ‘impartial’ media person for ABC. He also joined Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein at Lolita Island in 2010. Lolita Island is also known as ‘Pedo Island’. This one documented trip by George Stephanopoulos and Bill Clinton was in December of 2010. George Stephanopoulos was at ABC at the time. This was just two years before that ridiculous GOP debate where George Stephanopoulos badgered Mitt Romney about banning contraception. Now I know why it was such an issue for George Stephanopoulos.
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • Iran launches trial for US journalist on ‘absurd’ charges, renewing nuke talk concerns

    05/26/2015 9:02:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2015
    The closed trial for a Washington Post reporter held in Iran on widely challenged espionage charges began Tuesday, drawing condemnation from American journalists and raising new questions about the regime's reliability as a partner in ongoing nuclear talks with the Obama administration.
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.
  • Good Riddance to David Letterman: A lefty sycophant limos off into the sunset.

    05/23/2015 5:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/22/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    David LettermanÂ’s departure isnÂ’t the end of an era. The era of late night talk shows ended a while back. In Johnny CarsonÂ’s final week in the nineties, he played to an audience of twenty million. Lately, Letterman has been lucky to get 2 million. His final shows have played to around 5 million viewers.Late night talk shows still exist, but their intended audience mainly watches viral clips from them the next day. The average age of LettermanÂ’s audience is 54. CBS hopes that the equally smarmy Stephen Colbert will be able to bring his younger audience demo with him,...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media

    05/23/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords. Forget bias for a moment. Forget mistakes and misstatements and stupid or nasty things said during live telecasts. There isn’t enough Internet to begin to list the countless instances of left-wing bias and...
  • Kos: Hillary Attitude Toward Mainstream Media Should Be ‘F-Them, They Haven't Earned Respect’

    05/22/2015 3:34:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 21, 2015 | 9:35 PM EDT | Tom Johnson
    When it comes to taking questions from representatives of the legacy media, Hillary Clinton has been making herself rather scarce, and Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas thinks that’s just peachy. “The day when the political media was instrumental in getting a candidate's message out is over,” wrote Kos in a Thursday post. “Candidates now have myriad vehicles to communicate their message straight to the voters without having it wrung through the old media's filter…[T]his allows us to avoid the spin and biases of those reporters.” Those biases, in Kos’s mind, typically favor conservatives: “Who will ask the politicians...
  • Ted Cruz Says You'll Be Forced To Get Gay Married, Claims Houston Chronicle

    05/21/2015 1:39:01 PM PDT · by absentee · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/21/2015 | Caleb Howe
    The Houston Chronicle's Dylan Baddour has a huge scoop about a crazy conspiracy theory from a stupid Republican who is afraid of gays. Huge, if true. Ohhhhh, so close. Here is the laughable scoop: U.S. Sen. from Texas and presidential candidate Ted Cruz apparently believes that efforts to let same-sex couples marry in the United States would force him to wed a man. Yes, that's how the story begins. What a crazy, wingnutty thing to say, right? It's even worse than Sarah Palin's ridiculous claim that she could see Russia from her house. Only, wait - Sarah Palin never said...
  • Most Voters Expect Biased News Coverage of 2016 Presidential Race

    05/21/2015 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Rasmussem ^ | May 21, 2015
    In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, most voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters now do not trust the political news they are getting. That's a 16-point jump from 45% last October. Twenty-one percent (21%) still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that's down from 33% in the earlier survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) When it comes to...
  • After Stephanopoulos, I am Boycotting All the Talking Heads

    05/20/2015 5:12:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | John Kass
    Some of you are probably done with ABC News over the George Stephanopoulos embarrassment. Of course, you wouldn't be wrong to boycott ABC News. You might be a fool not to. If you have any pretension to intellectual honesty, you either boycott ABC News over this Stephanopoulos mess, or you take a pair of hairy donkey ears and pin them to your temples. It's possible that you wish to keep on watching the ethically challenged ABC News but you'd really like to skip the hassle of searching for authentic hairy donkey ears. In that case just wear a kilt, a...
  • Ted Cruz goes full Ted Cruz: “Is there something about the left that is obsessed with sex?”

    05/19/2015 9:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2015 | Staff
    He really wants to know! "ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights?" Ted Cruz was at his Ted Cruz-iest today after a meeting with local officials in Beaumont, Texas. The senator and GOP presidential candidate faced questions from reporters about gay marriage, and responded with this, according to a report in the Washington Post. “Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex? “ISIS is executing homosexuals — you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very...
  • Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/19/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they're upset the checks haven't arrived yet. Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing "protestors" using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments. On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons To Distrust & Despise The Media

    05/19/2015 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.
  • In Iowa for second visit, Clinton keeps to her low-key, tilt-left strategy

    05/18/2015 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Robert Costa
    MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearance here Monday at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson — one of the first gay couples to marry in Iowa — spoke volumes about the political pitch and style of her nascent presidential campaign. Even as a global celebrity and the overwhelming Democratic front-runner, Clinton is doggedly focused at this early stage on highlighting her progressive values and on what she called “people-to-people connections” — aggressive organizing in the state where she placed a disappointing third in the 2008 caucuses. The event — the first of Clinton’s two-day visit —...
  • Bristol Palin calls off her wedding

    05/18/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 246 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Bristol Palin and fiancé Dakota Meyer are calling off their wedding, which was set to take place this weekend. Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced the cancellation of her daughter’s nuptials in a Monday Facebook post, writing the couple has “informed loved ones that unfortunately the announced celebration planned for May 23 will not be held.” Palin wrote that, although it won’t be a walk down the aisle, a shindig of some sort will still go on: “Many friends and family still look forward to getting together that day in Kentucky anyway — and the Palins and Meyers...
  • Amtrak engineer a homosexual and therefore protected by the American media?

    05/18/2015 8:03:47 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 33 replies
    CoachIsRight.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Coach Collins
    The engineer of the death train was a homosexual and a gay activist who “liked several LGBTI pages on Facebook,” a gay news site. “The engineer who was involved in Tuesday night’s Amtrak train crash is Brandon Bostian,” says gaystarnews.com. Interesting now is how the media are equivocating and blaming those old meanies, the Republicans. One site commenter to the outing of this 32 year old engineer says, “the fact is a gay activist is untouchable in the main stream media. Once his sexual preference came out, the story started changing and the blame will go towards needing more money...
  • Let’s Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media! (extremely satisfying read alert)

    05/18/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Picking on the mainstream media is easier than offending radical feminists, and almost as much fun, but just because it’s barely a challenge doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. We should. We must. All decent, patriotic Americans yearn for the day when the effects of emerging technologies combine with the mainstream media’s insufferable progressive cheerleading to finally destroy it. Its death throes are underway, but it won’t buy the farm overnight. The body of the mainstream media is still shambling along, wreaking havoc, long after it its brain has died. So we need to put down the mainstream media like...
  • George Stephanopoulos has forfeited all trust as a newsman

    05/17/2015 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    My, my, the bigger they are, the dumber they think we are. Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. Lyin’ Brian Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC. The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news. With apologies to Walter Cronkite, that’s the way it is, and the way it is stinks. Stephanopoulos shares with Rather and Williams the rotten distinction of fessing up only after being exposed by real journalists. In his case,...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC Have Not Fully Disclosed Clinton Ties: Schweizer

    05/16/2015 6:27:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    USA Today | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    USA Today articles can be posted to FR using the headline and link only.. Peter Schweizer digs deeper into Stephanopulos' deep ties to the Clinton foundation showing year after year after year involvement.
  • Really? You're Just Figuring All This Out About George Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You're gonna have to forgive me. I'm gonna tell you this up front. The Stephanopoulos story, my fire was lit on this years ago. This, to me, is "been there, done that." But, see, I've gotta fight that because I know to a lot of people this is earth-shattering. See, this is why it takes a concerted effort and a constant use of empathy to do this job well. See, I have the benefit of knowing everything George Stephanopoulos, Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Forehead, Begala, that whole team, Rahm Emanuel, since they burst on the national seen in...
  • PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Also Admits Donating to Clinton Foundation

    05/15/2015 12:22:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 15, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT | By Tim Graham
    The Wall Street Journal reported on the Stephanopoulos scandal on Friday, and found another national TV anchor in the database. “Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, gave $250 in 2010 to the foundation’s aid efforts for victims of the Haiti earthquake.” She was a senior correspondent then, before Jim Lehrer retired. Woodruff initially recalled the donation as being for $1,000, but based the $250 amount as the one on her 2010 tax return. Woodruff tried to make it sound bipartisan: “I made the gift in response to an urgent joint appeal from former President Clinton and...
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for $200 Donation, Why Not the Same for Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-15-2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Geraldo Rivera sees a double standard at work in ABC News’ decision to stand by George Stephanopoulos after the network’s chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn’t getting the same treatment. “In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,” Rivera wrote. “The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend...
  • Peter Schweizer: ABC Should Redo Our Interview After Stephanopolous Admitted to Clinton Donations

    05/15/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, ABC News chief anchor and former Clinton White House communication advisor George Stephanopoulos admitted to donating $75,000 dollars to the Clinton Foundation after being busted by the Washington Free Beacon. Of course, Stephanopoulos didn't disclose the information before interviewing Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer two weeks ago about allegations Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation during her time as Secretary of State. During the interview, Stephanopoulos argued there was no "smoking gun" to Schweizer's claims in his book and said ABC News had concluded there was no wrongdoing. Naturally,...
  • Stephanopoulos Caught in Clinton Cash Trap

    05/14/2015 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.14.15 | Lloyd Grove
    The ABC anchor has admitted he donated the money to the Clinton Foundation. Republicans do not want to let the matter die. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, who for 15 years expertly navigated his re-invention from tough Clinton operative to respected television journalist, has finally—and perhaps inevitably—slipped up. His mistake, by any definition, is a beaut—no doubt prompting a blush of shame and putting the network news division on the defensive.
  • Fake Newsman Caught Giving 50 Large to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation

    05/14/2015 3:22:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you hear about Stephanopoulos today? Have you heard about this? George Stephanopoulos, it has been discovered -- and he has apologized for not telling us -- that he has donated $50,000 to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation over the years. Now, see, Snerdley's in there shaking his head, "So what, not surprising." That's the point, right? Not a surprise. He never left the Clinton crime family, is the point. He's not a journalist. He's not an anchorman. He's a political hack. All he did was change his location. But you see, the thing is, once again, there's a...
  • Charles Krauthammer: ‘Pathological’ President ‘Doesn’t Know a Damn Thing About Fox’ (Video)

    05/13/2015 9:29:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 13, 2015 | Debra Heine
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio program Wednesday, Charles Krauthammer, a licensed psychiatrist, couldn’t decide if President Obama is delusional or merely cynical. He also said the president is “sort of … pathological” in the way he picks up “these (anti-Fox) memes” while not knowing “a damn thing” about what’s on Fox News. Dr. K. was reacting to the startling comments Obama made at George Washington University Tuesday: “There’s always been a strain in American politics where you’ve got the middle class, and the question has been who are you mad at if you’re struggling, if you’re working, but you don’t seem...
  • OBAMA RIPS FOX: ‘WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS’

    05/13/2015 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/2015 | John Nolte
    For going on seven years we have learned three things about President Obama: 1) He loves the poor so much he continues to create more of them. 2) He loves the poor so much he does everything in his power to keep them poor. 3) He doesn’t see the opposition as loyal, but as bad players — his enemy. This is especially true of Fox News, which Obama ripped as anti-poor bigots during a Wednesday afternoon summit on poverty. We’re used to this Obama, the forever-partisan who has never seen himself as president of all the people but only of...
  • By Accepting Apology, Ted Cruz Sets Classy Example

    05/12/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    After his controversial interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin (which ThinkProgress dubbed “the most racist interview of a 2016 candidate“), Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Halperin’s apology with magnanimity: “Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. “Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview. The apology was unnecessary — no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended — but is certainly appreciated.” This is both smart politics (what’s the saying about picking fights with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel?)...
  • Clinton — 30 Days, 8 Press Questions; Fiorina — 8 Days, 322 Press Questions

    05/12/2015 6:51:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 11, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Tuesday will mark exactly 30 days since Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her official presidential bid for the White House, yet she still hasn’t done a formal sit down interview with national media ... [Snip] Unlike Clinton, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has been on what CNN coined a “media blitz” introducing herself to voters. “Carly has actually answered 322 questions since her announcement on Monday,” said Anna Epstein, spokesperson for Fiorina. “In the last eight days, Carly has been interviewed almost 30 times and answered well over 300 questions.”
  • Hillary Clinton hasn’t answered a question from the media in 20 days

    05/11/2015 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    Welcome to day 29 of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign! In those 29 days -- including April 12, the day she announced, and today -- Clinton has taken a total of eight questions from the press. That breaks out to roughly one question every 3.6 days. Of late, she's taken even fewer questions than that.
  • Lonnae O’Neal: A lot of white folks could use a racial primer (Washington Post barf alert)

    05/11/2015 11:20:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Lonnae O'Neal
    It can be exhausting trying to bring white people up to a basic racial literacy. Many don’t even know what they don’t know about privilege and history, and often either don’t take responsibility for their own education or expect you to educate them. And I wish there were a racial primer out there somewhere — mandatory reading — with five or 10 basic facts about housing, education, criminal justice and employment. Or maybe a simple overview so that before we enter into meaningful conversations around issues that are front and center before our nation, I don’t have to go person...
  • Pam Geller, Meet Viola Liuzzo

    05/10/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    BernardGoldberg ^ | May 9, 2015 | Arthur Louis
    Pam GellerI was surprised and pleased, upon scouring the Internet, to find that Pamela Geller, the anti-Islam activist, is a looker. I would have supposed, listening to the many male commenters who have been denouncing her, that she must be partly bald, with most of her remaining hair sprouting from her nose and chin, and with the most repulsive, irregular facial features. But no, she really is attractive, and I say this objectively. My appraisal has nothing to do with the fact that I am considerably older than she is, and am finding it tougher to get dates. And yet...
  • AP Regrets Jihadists Opening Fire On Free Speech Conference Were Killed

    05/08/2015 12:22:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies
    pamelageller.com/AP ^ | May 7, 2015 | Pamela Geller/Meghan Barr
    The jihadists were the end of the line. By drawing them out, we exposed their network. And because we secured the perimeter, we were able to expose the network without getting anyone killed. The FBI can now go after the sources. They are gleaning intel from their computers as we speak. We smoked out a terror structure. This was a watershed. The AP wants me to apologize for that. AP Regrets Jihadists Opening Fire On Free Speech Conference Were Killed “Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire,” By Meghan Barr, AP, May 7, 2015NEW YORK (AP) — Does...
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

    05/06/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2015-05-06 | Jeffrey Meyer
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell for an exclusive interview that aired on Wednesday and the CBS anchor made sure to push the liberal line about whether or not the GOP has a “problem with women voters?”
  • NBC News Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Wants Islam Protected From Satire

    05/05/2015 8:44:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Nolte
    Ayman Mohyeldin is advertised by NBC News as an objective reporter. This objective reporter became infamous earlier this year for lying about and smearing a decorated veteran sniper, the late Chris Kyle, as a “racist” who went on anti-Muslim “killing sprees” in Iraq.
  • NBC: Mohammed Drawing Event Attackers Were "Nutcases"; Christians "Have Done The Exact Same Thing"

    05/05/2015 7:14:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    In an appearance on Monday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball NBC terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann berated Pamela Geller and those who hosted a contest to draw the prophet Mohammed in Garland, Texas on Sunday night. The event ended tragically when two gunmen, at least one being a Muslim, shot a security guard before they were shot dead by police. Kohlmann said that while everyone has the right to freedom of speech, the coordinators of this event were "standing by the principle of hatred for other people." However, Kohlmann did admit that the response to contest was "predictable." "Everyone has the right...
  • Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

    05/05/2015 5:04:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are ModeratePosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 5, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller.While the police were still checking cars for explosives and attendees waited to be released, CNN called AFDI, rather than the terrorists who attacked a cartoon contest, “intolerant.” Time dubbed the group “controversial.” The Washington Post called the contest, “provocative.”Many media outlets relied on the expert opinion of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a multi-million...
  • Mediaite: New management at MSNBC may drop the axe on 3 shows

    05/04/2015 1:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Has MSNBC finally had enough of leaning forward into a full-tilt decline in ratings? Despite some suggestions that the cable channel’s carriage fees immunizes it from the ratings issue, it’s apparently not enough for the new president of NBC News. Poor ratings may spell the end of three shows, two of which appear in the channel’s ailing prime-time lineup, according to Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell: Mediaite has learned that Lack is now beginning to take an active role in the herculean task of trying to right that left-leaning ship: Specifically, Lack is now often attending MSNBC chief Phil Griffin‘s 11:30...
  • You Can't Persuade Liberals (Ref. Mark Halperin vs. Ted Cruz)

    05/02/2015 9:38:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Lincoln, Nebraska. This is Chris. Great to have you, sir. You're up first. Welcome to the EIB Network, hello. CALLER: Hello. How are you? RUSH: Very well, sir. Thank you for calling. CALLER: Long-term listener, first-time caller. Anyway, what I was questioning, or to ask a question to you is, do you think the anti-gun left will come full circle to pro-gun after these Ferguson and Baltimore incidents? I'm not saying those are justifications for -- you know, but the Second Amendment's there to protect against -- RUSH: Why would the left -- CALLER: And our own...
  • Newspaper ad revenue continued its precipitous free fall in 2014, and it’s likely to continue

    05/02/2015 8:45:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AEI ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    it’s possible that the attention the ad revenue charts were generating on the Internet may have contributed to the decision by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) in 2013 to suddenly stop its long-standing practice of reporting quarterly advertising revenue data, and switch to releasing only annual data ... In a 2013 interview, NAA CEO Caroline Little was quoted as saying that she and the organization’s board decided it was time to stop beating themselves up four times a year with the negative numbers. ... Newspaper print advertising revenues of just $16.4 billion in 2014 fell to the lowest level...
  • Fox’s Bob Beckel Undergoes Addiction Rehab

    05/01/2015 10:01:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 30, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Over the past several months, Mediaite has produced a handful of posts asking the question: Where is Fox’s The Five co-host Bob Beckel? ... In our first report, we noted that Fox told us Beckel was out receiving and recovering from back surgery. However, our own sources at the network indicated there was more to the story, including possible addiction (as cable watchers know well, Beckel is open about his drug history). And now Fox confirms that there is, indeed, an addiction therapy element to the story after all.
  • New York Times Co. Reports Loss as Print Ads Decline

    04/30/2015 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 30, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    GRIN clink on link http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/business/media/new-york-times-company-q1-earnings.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

    04/29/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    This time, Brian Williams may not be exaggerating. Talks between the exiled anchor and NBCUniversal have recently become tense — with the 55-year-old newsman saying he will not have his “NBC Nightly News” job taken away without a battle, The Post has learned. “Brian is saying he’s not going down without a fight and [is] threatening to make it really ugly — worse than Ann Curry,” a source close to NBC told The Post. [Snip] Without a doubt, there is an increasing urgency within NBCUniversal management ranks to bring the prickly situation to an end. [Snip] As talks between Williams...
  • NBC Sending Message to Brian Williams: 'You're Dead'

    04/28/2015 9:57:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 26, 2015 3:03 PM CDT | Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Details about NBC's Brian Williams investigation are leaking out—for example, news broke that he may have told Jon Stewart a tall tale, and yesterday sources told the Washington Post that the investigation found at least 11 examples of Williams' publicly embellishing a story. Those leaks are likely quite intentional, "longtime broadcast executives" tell Politico Playbook. The network is probably trying to force Williams to resign, sending him the message, "You're dead. Now negotiate," the sources say. That's because it would be more trouble—and possibly more money—to have to fire him, though some NBC insiders say Williams could still...
  • Reporter refuses to apologize for texting during National Anthem: 'It's 2015'

    04/27/2015 10:04:21 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse NY ^ | updated April 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM | By Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com
    A reporter is under fire for texting during the National Anthem and refusing to apologize. Helena Andrews, who writes the Reliable Source gossip column for The Washington Post, was caught on video using her cell phone as the "Star Spangled Banner" played Saturday at the 2015 White House Correspondents dinner. Andrews appeared to be typing with her head down, glued to her smartphone's screen, while other attendees stood solemnly with their hands over their hearts until the patriotic song finished.... "Apparently someone saw me on TV 'texting' during the dinner. FTR (For The Record) I was taking notes. On my...
  • Man Claims He Concocted Story of Harry Reid Getting Beaten Up to Test Media Gullibility

    04/27/2015 2:33:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    A Las Vegas man told the Las Vegas Sun he concocted a story about Harry Reid getting beaten up by his brother to test right-wing media gullibility, which he claimed worked like a charm. Larry Pfeifer said he made up a story about Reid’s eye injury, which the senator incurred during an admittedly-bizarre exercise accident, after reading an unsubstantiated rumor in a conservative blog of Reid being beaten up by the mafia. Using a pseudonym, Pfeifer contacted the blogger John Hinderaker and spun a tale of a drunken fight between the Reid brothers, seemingly corroborated by Larry Reid’s DUI arrest...
  • Wolf Blitzer And Marie Harf Gush Over Jane Fonda At Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

    04/26/2015 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2015 | Heather Smith
    CNN host Wolf Blitzer praised actress Jane Fonda and acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “Nothing better than Jane Fonda,” the CNN host said of his guests. “Can you believe I’m here with Jane Fonda and Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman of the State Department?! How cool is that?” Harf joined in to gush about Fonda. “I was looking forward to meeting Jane Fonda, so this was a dream come true,” Harf said. “We’ve already done selfies in the car.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Archive Evidence Contradict NY Times Anti-Ted Cruz Hit Piece

    04/23/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    GotNews ^ | 4/23/2015 | C. Johnson
    Evidence from the student newspaper of Princeton’s college newspaper shows that the young Ted Cruz was a defender of women’s rights and not the anti-woman oaf. Cruz favored instituting a patrol program at Princeton to cut down on violence and sexual assaults against women on campus, according to the Daily Princetonian on September 20, 1990. Cruz also was a member of the campus safety committee on campus. He called for spending money to address the problem of date rape on campus instead of a costly $700,000 program to institute locks. “Money should be spent on increasing proctor presence — especially...
  • High School Graduate Scott Walker Is the New Republican Frontrunner

    04/22/2015 1:12:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Vice Media ^ | Kevin Lincoln
    Since January, when Mitt Romney officially bowed out of the 2016 presidential race, the assumption hanging over the Republican primary has been that Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, son of a president, and brother of a president, is the runaway favorite to win the party's nomination. Of course, anointing frontrunners eight months before the Iowa Caucuses is a little like naming your child before you've met someone to have it with. But with the Koch Brothers bestowing their papal blessing this week on a candidate that does not share his name with a former White House resident, it might...