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  • Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz: The Two Most Powerful People on Earth

    12/22/2014 5:51:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | December 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so. John King was apologetic for using war metaphors for politics and promised to stop. Wolf Blitzer, at one point, did a profile of Democratic congress critters who’d had death threats against them. Mind you, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Jim DeMint, and other Republicans had had the same, but...
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Does Sony Really Deserve to Be Labeled a Coward?

    12/20/2014 11:44:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2014
    Blame Game: Sony Corp., having already taken a massive hit from North Korea's hack job, is now being attacked at home as a coward for canceling "The Interview." But what else was it supposed to do? [Snip] Hollywood is all too willing to cave under pressure from politically correct interest groups — without anyone ever raising an eyebrow. But before lumping Sony in with the rest of these cowardly acts, consider that DHS's reassurances apparently weren't enough to convince Sony executives there was no chance of an attack. What does that say about the administration's national security abilities?
  • Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    12/19/2014 12:33:33 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for a district, a Judicial Watch probe has found. It involves a small public school district in Weston Wisconsin. Last month a student at the high school, D.C. Everest High, organized a boycott of the new and despised school lunch, which is part of Michelle Obama’s $4.5 billion law (Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) to combat childhood obesity and end childhood hunger in low-income neighborhoods. The student, a senior...
  • Layoffs begin today at The New York Times

    12/16/2014 9:14:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Capital New York ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nicole Levy
    Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members. According to the guild, the Times said yesterday it will lay off 21 union-represented employees starting as early as today, after 57 guild members and roughly 30 non-guild members accepted buyout applications. That amounts to more than the 100 newsroom positions the newspaper said it needed to eliminate as a cost-cutting measure on Oct. 1.
  • MSNBC Host: ‘Too Early To Tell’ If Man Asking For ISIS Flag Was Motivated By Islam [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 10:26:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Despite the Sydney, Australia hostage-taker displaying a flag reading in Arabic, ”There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God,” despite his being a self-proclaimed sheikh and despite his demand that police give him an ISIS flag, MSNBC “The Rundown” host José Diaz-Balart wondered if Iranian-born Man Haron Monis is motivated by Islam at all.
  • Carr: Moonbats defend fable not the facts (Memogate and Rather referenced)

    12/14/2014 9:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Howie Carr
    WHO NEEDS THE TRUTH?: Dan Rather had to explain CBS’ fake story about President Bush 10 years ago. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia has since suspended operations after Rolling Stone ran an article alleging a gang rape at the house. Again, a fake story. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” You used to hear that occasionally in newsrooms, but the difference between then and now is, in the old days, they were kidding. Now, not so much. As the UVA rape story in the rag known as Rolling...
  • Watch CNN panel end show with AWKWARD ‘hands up don’t shoot’ Ferguson gesture

    12/14/2014 9:02:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 13, 2014 | soopermexican
    About the only thing useful about white guilt is that is continually encourages white liberals to do stupid stuff while the rest of us point and laugh. Case in point, here’s the “objective” panel at CNN doing the debunked “hands up don’t shoot” gesture that Ferguson protesters have taken up despite the evidence in the case. Watch below:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Then there’s this: el SooperSanta ن @SooperMexican so powerful. MT @sallykohn Proud to show support w my co-hosts. @cnn #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter 3:53 PM - 13 Dec 2014 74 Retweets 37 favorites
  • Remember When MSM Mocked Michele Bachmann for $2 Gas Pledge?

    12/13/2014 6:01:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's crazy now? In 2011, the MSM mercilessly mocked Michele Bachmann for saying that if she became president, gas prices would fall to under $2/gallon. Typical was Time magazine, which called her prediction "fantasy." Time mocked Bachmann's drill, baby, drill policy, sniffing that if implemented, "prices at the pump might drop a whole 3 cents a gallon." But on CBS This Morning, there was top oil analyst Tom Kloza, saying that by Christmas, gas prices would be in the range of . . . $1.99-2.29 [I saw $2.18 here in Texas yesterday]. So who's crazy now, and where does...
  • Obama Not Apologetic After Angry 'Profanity-Laced' Lecture to Reporters Reporting on Scandals

    12/09/2014 7:17:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama got "really angry" twice in off-the-record conversations with reporters, and one of those was "profanity-laced" as he unapologetically expressed his frustration at the fact that the journalists were reporting on scandals within his administration, retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton said in an interview with C-span's Brian Lamb. Within the past year, Compton recalled, the two times she saw Obama visibly angry at reporters was over coverage of scandals and how the press covered his foreign policy in the Middle East. "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times....
  • Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

    12/09/2014 11:46:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Brandon Mercer
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade. Computer models are able to break down the exact time of highest danger. By mid-morning Thursday, models indicate winds peaking. Along the coast, 60 mile per hour winds are forecast, with higher gusts.
  • Attkisson: I’ve Been On Receiving End Of Obama Official’s Profanity-Laced Tirades [VIDEO]

    12/08/2014 9:51:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/14 | Al Weaver
    Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Monday afternoon, author Sharyl Attkisson responded to former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton’s claim that President Barack Obama and his officials routinely direct profanity-laced tirades at reporters. Attkisson told Malzberg she has been on the receiving end of those conversations in the past, and others, specifically The Associated Press, have been subject to scorn at the hands of Obama officials. “Maybe this is just me or a personal opinion that a profanity-laced conversation with professionals in the press by the president of the U.S. is probably inappropriate,” said Attkisson. “That’s not surprising to me,”...
  • MSNBC Promo Describes Rachel Maddow As a ‘News Anchor’

    12/05/2014 7:54:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    TV Newser ^ | December 5, 2014 | Mark Joyella
    You won’t likely see MSNBC host Rachel Maddow filling in for Brian Williams on “NBC Nightly News.” While Maddow is usually described as the “host” of a cable news show, she is rarely called a “news anchor.” Her own NBC bio describes her as a “host”–and never even uses the word “journalist.” So it’s worth noting that a new MSNBC promo flips the script, describing Maddow as a “news anchor with a big personality. She’s smart, funny and passionate.” Conservative critics immediately jumped on the promo, noting that previous “Lean Forward” promos for MSNBC included hosts like Maddow talking about...
  • Newseum announces Ferguson exhibit

    12/05/2014 9:58:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Montgomery
    The Newseum is becoming a breaking news-eum this month as it prepares to exhibit artifacts from the protests and news coverage in Ferguson, Mo., while that story continues to unfold. Sharon Shahid, the Newseum’s online managing editor — call her a deadline curator — was on the ground in the simmering St. Louis suburb shortly before the announcement last week that the grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Shahid collected a press pass and two rubber pellet balls from a police stun grenade donated by Stephanie Lecci, a...
  • Mark Levin: Wall Street Journal Blackout of Ted Cruz Caused by ‘Thin-Skinned’ Chief Editor

    12/04/2014 7:42:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin suggests that The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial page is in decline thanks to its “thin-skinned” editorial page chief editor Paul Gigot, who has routinely published material undercutting Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Paul Gigot, the chief editor of the WSJ’s editorial page, “is an amnesty radical who’s thin-skinned and often sophomoric,” says Levin in a Facebook Note, and “[h]e uses the paper’s opinion pages to carry not a conservative message but the corporatist water – bailouts, subsidies, debt increases, amnesty, etc.” According to National Review Online, Senator Cruz met “with Wall Street Journal editorial...
  • The Lady That Publicized Darren Wilson’s Address Was Just Given A Huge Dose Of Reality

    12/04/2014 7:07:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/3/2014 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Following his on-duty shooting of robbery suspect Michael Brown in August, Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson was targeted by protesters who automatically assumed the white officer was motivated by racism instead of a legitimate threat on his life. When a grand jury privy to the details of this incident determined the veteran officer should not be charged in the shooting, threats against his life only increased as rioters looted and destroyed businesses in the St. Louis suburb. Amid the civil unrest, New York Times reporter Julie Bosman stoked tensions by releasing the name of the street on which Wilson...
  • The Ferguson Story If The Mainstream Media Had Its Way

    12/04/2014 1:38:28 PM PST · by tips up · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-14 | Brian Joondeph
    How would the events surrounding the Ferguson shooting have been reported without an alternative media? Suppose Fox News, talk radio, and blogs were shut down due to the Fairness Doctrine. There may have been a different story line if the mainstream media had their way without challenge or transparency. Here is how the Ferguson story might have been reported:
  • Media Have Dirty Hands from Ferguson

    12/03/2014 9:02:00 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 12/2/2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Looking back on the death and destruction in Ferguson, we can see the dirty hands of the media, especially CNN, now basking in the glow of (relatively) high ratings. Racial violence is a ratings booster and winner.
  • Ferguson: Ashleigh Banfield 'Shocked' Witnesses Backed Up Darren Wilson

    12/02/2014 4:45:34 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Amid all the events in the wake of the release of the grand jury findings in Ferguson, a brief moment of unusual mental clarity on the part of a liberal reporter has been overlooked. It happened last Wednesday when Ferguson was being discussed on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show as Ashleigh Banfield proclaimed she was "shocked" that the grand jury witnesses backed up former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's story. What's particularly notable about her proclamation is that Banfield confessed that there was actually (GASP!) another side to the Ferguson story other than the liberal hype that was widely promulgated. Here...
  • Despite The Faux Outrage, The Media Really Loves Ferguson

    12/02/2014 8:35:14 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 11 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 12/2/14 | Bob Parks
    Let’s not forget; to the media, Ferguson was NEVER about law enforcement, death, the black community, justice, injustice, inner city poverty, or whatever other code word that exemplifies what happened in that small Missouri town. To the media, it was all about ratings because they’ve had all their pieces in place for years. The decision to cover the Michael Brown shooting was not a result of its importance. It was a calculated decision by those in the media’s upper echelon to shed their white guilt and bring “attention” to what they consider long-simmering, racial injustice. When the shooting occurred, the...
  • Scarborough Has Had It: Michael Brown ‘Is Your Hero? Really?’

    12/01/2014 3:12:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 1, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Joe Scarborough is mad as hell and not etc. “Someone needs to tell me why Michael Brown has been chosen as the face of black oppression,” Scarborough said, arguing the left’s martyrdom of Brown mirrored the right’s lionization of George Zimmerman. “There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community, that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy who knocked over a convenience store and then according to a Grand Jury testimony acted in ways that would get my children shot? …That’s your hero? That’s the reason you want to burn down black businesses?…Really? This...
  • Scarborough Rips Media 'Cowards' Spewing 'BS' About Ferguson

    12/01/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Seton Motley, the former MRCer now head of Limited Government said in bringing Joe Scarborough's comments to our attention: "credit when it's due." Because the Morning Joe host had the guts this today to speak truth to MSM power, including people at his own network, over the liberal media's cowardly, misleading coverage of Ferguson. Scarborough tied the media's misinformation to the decision of five members of the St. Louis Rams to take the field last night in a "hands-up, don't shoot" gesture. Said Scarborough: "they might as well have come out with a flying saucer attached to all of...
  • What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel

    11/30/2014 5:27:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/30/14 | Matti Friedman
    During the Gaza war this summer, it became clear that one of the most important aspects of the media-saturated conflict between Jews and Arabs is also the least covered: the press itself. The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it, a role with consequences for the millions of people trying to comprehend current events, including policymakers who depend on journalistic accounts to understand a region where they consistently seek, and fail, to productively intervene. An essay I wrote for Tablet on this topic in the aftermath of the war sparked intense interest....
  • MTP: Rich Lowry's Inconvenient Ferguson Truths Cause Panelist Outrage

    11/30/2014 2:59:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! How dare he?! National Review editor Rich Lowry actually committed the "heresy" of citing the evidence presented to the Ferguson case grand jury on Meet The Press today. Such evidence is rarely cited by liberal circles because it confirms the account given by police officer Darren Wilson. Lowry's flagrant disregard of avoiding the inconvenient truths caused quite a reaction from Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post who was left sputtering in reply and from Andrea Mitchell who entertained the audience with her body language outrage.
  • Race and Media Bias

    11/30/2014 12:13:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    This past week Fox News regular contributor Juan Williams penned a column on the Ferguson situation questioning where the black leadership was.When I was reading through his column one particular comment written by Williams jumped off the page at me.In his column he wrote, “Incredibly, the best leadership on the scene has come from the family of the murdered teen”. My question to Juan Williams is, what “murdered” teen ?There was no teenager murdered as a result of the police shooting in Ferguson that I’m aware of.There indeed was a black teenager who lost his life while attacking a police...
  • The Today Show’s war on the truth- and on Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 5:05:52 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-28-14 | DrJohn
    I cannot stand the Today Show. I cannot stand the execrable hosts. It used to be a news show back when I grew up, but today it is anything but. You no longer can discern where the Today Show ends and where The View and Entertainment Tonight begin. They've all morphed into the same thing. In no way can any of them be considered "news" or "informative." Woe unto those who watch The Today show and think otherwise. It is the very definition of one sided. The Today Show description says this: NBC News pioneered the morning news program when...
  • FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/28/2014 12:59:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet next week to decide whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, the agency’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. If the FDA accepts the recommendation from its advisory board, it would roll back a policy that has faced mounting criticism from LGBT advocates and some members of Congress for more than four years. “We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” said Ryan James Yezak, an LGBT activist who founded the National Gay Blood Drive and will speak at next week’s...
  • Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

    11/28/2014 3:44:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it. It's a "local crime story," they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was "Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story." Ferguson, Missouri, is merely the latest proof that a "local crime story" can be elevated to national news -- when...
  • Me & Thornberry Annoy an Australian Leftist on Ferguson

    11/28/2014 2:49:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson. Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Kampmark has been associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and unsuccessfully ran for the Australian Senate under the Wikileaks Party banner. In addition to taking Larry and I to task, Kampmark also criticizes NRO's Rich Lowry and Ian Tuttle. Here is what Kampmark writes about Thornberry and me: [must read...
  • End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists

    11/28/2014 12:59:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Peter Heck
    "...while decades old rape accusations against a black TV star named Bill are given front page headlines,more credible rape allegations against a Southern white President of the United States named Bill are ignored and the victims are savaged in the press.Liberal politics,not people, matter to our evil media.That’s precisely why they rush to their cameras,microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.Not because they care about the altar boys,but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.If you doubt that fact,ask yourself why you haven’t heard much from the Mainstream Media...
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • CNN Reporter Hit With Rock In Head During Ferguson Live Shot

    11/25/2014 5:40:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 25, 2014
    Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot. [Snip] Authorities reported hearing hundreds of gunshots, which for a time prevented fire crews from fighting the flames. There were 61 arrests in Ferguson overnight, many for burglary and trespassing,
  • "Anonymous" Ferguson Protester Takes Out Fox News Camera (Warning: Graphic Words)

    11/25/2014 2:47:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tim Hains
    A protester in Ferguson, MO wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, commonly associated with the hacker collective "Anonymous," approached Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan, yelled "F--- you and f--- Fox News," and disabled the live TV camera.
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo Gets Hit By Tear Gas In Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:38:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo gets tear-gassed covering the riots in Ferguson after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
  • NBC's reckless reporting contrasted by ABC showing Officer Darren Wilson's injuries

    11/25/2014 3:08:09 AM PST · by topher · 33 replies
    Early TV News ABC, NBC | November 25, 2014 | vanity
    Watching Early Today and the early version of ABC's GMA, it is clear that NBC is providing reckless coverage. NBC is providing coverage to help start more fires and riots across the country. On the end of the spectrum is ABC. They show injuries on the face of Police Officer Darren Wilson from Michael Brown. Additionally, ABC explains that the police officer felt helpless in the assault by Michael Brown. They quote police officer Darren Wilson as saying that he felt like a five year old taking on Hulk Hogan. NBC attempts to spread more hate, and start more fires...
  • MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire

    11/24/2014 11:35:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 24, 2014
    Monday night while covering the Ferguson riots MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was forced off air because he had to run for cover from gun shots ringing out behind him ...
  • Stonewalled in Obama's Garden of Beasts

    11/24/2014 4:19:16 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 145 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    Stonewalled in Obama’s Garden of Beasts Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, by Sharyl Atkisson, 2014In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Eric Larson, 2011 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~~George Santayana “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~~Attributed to Mark Twain, unverified “Goddammit, Sharyl! The Washington Post is reasonable, the L.A. Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, you’re the only one who’s not reasonable! So, Sharyl Atkisson is the only...
  • Sowell: Beware of Our Betters

    11/24/2014 1:36:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does. For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped...
  • New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info As Ferguson Simmers

    11/24/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Connor Adams Sheets
    The New York Times published information about the address of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Monday in a move that has generated controversy. Tensions are running high in Ferguson, Missouri, as the world awaits a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the white policeman for the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Wilson received death threats after he was identified as the officer who shot Brown, and as community members and activists plan to protest if he is not indicted, the location of his home could potentially endanger him, his new...
  • News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report

    11/23/2014 6:34:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mollie Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A number of high profile TV news anchors quietly met with Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing an interview with him, CNN's Brian Stelter reported Sunday. Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August, sparking months of protests. A grand jury in the St. Louis suburb is currently deliberating whether to indict Wilson over Brown's death, and is expected to issue a decision in the near future. Wilson has not given any interviews since the August shooting, and has not publicly commented on Brown's death. According to Stelter, the anchors who held off-the-record...
  • Stelter: News Anchors Have Secretly Met with Darren Wilson (UPDATED)

    11/23/2014 1:54:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov.23, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter broke news Sunday morning: according to his sources, multiple major news anchors have spoken to Officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing a televised interview. The meetings were secret and off-the-record, and the news organizations would not even confirm that they had happened. Stelter named NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. He said it was not an exhaustive list. “My sense from my sources is that it’s mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off-the-record meetings, it’s mostly Darren Wilson listening and...
  • MSNBC Hires Former Obama White House Staffer as Head of Communications

    11/21/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jordan Chariton
    Rachel Racusen joins MSNBC as VP of Communications, replacing Lauren Skowronski MSNBC has hired Rachel Racusen to be its Vice President of Communications, President Phil Griffin announced Friday. She will start on December 8th. Racusen comes from the Obama White House, where she last served as Associate Communications Director. Other roles she undertook included Deputy Communications Director for the president's re-election campaign; Deputy Communications Director for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and Director of Public Affairs for FEMA, where she led response efforts to Hurricane Irene among other natural disasters. “I'm thrilled to add Rachel to our senior team,” Griffin...
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Major Broadcast networks won’t carry Obama’s immigration address… with one big exception

    11/20/2014 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Noah Rothman
    As Guy Benson wrote, President Barack Obama will address the country on Thursday night to announce his sweeping, unprecedented decision to use executive authority to enact portions of an immigration reform bill that could not pass Congress. It will be, in fact, a move that Obama previously believed was beyond the realm of his authority to perform. There’s just one problem. If you’re hoping to see this critical, all-important address to the public on a proposal that Just. Can’t. Wait… you’re going to be disappointed. “President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plan to deal with millions of...
  • Today's Truesbury: Behind the scenes with the Truth Team (MSM Gruber Satire)

    11/19/2014 3:09:48 PM PST · by RightGeek · 3 replies
    Right-Wing Riot ^ | 11/18/2014 | Prince of Whitebread
    The Mainstream Media Truth Team is on the Gruber story:
  • Why Jonathan Gruber is conservative catnip (cause you Freepers are mean!)

    11/19/2014 5:37:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Watch Fox News Channel or listen to Rush Limbaugh these days and you will get a very large helping of Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor whose comments about the "stupidity" of the American people in relation to the passage of the Affordable Care Act has reignited political debate over the law. Gruber is quite clearly conservative catnip. But why? The key to understanding why Gruber has become a cause celebre -- but not in a good way -- for conservatives is that his comments about the ACA confirm two things that the right has long believed about Democrats and the...
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isn’t Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/19/2014 5:24:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC haven’t covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] “It’s a political story,” said Todd on Gruber’s comments. “Network news, in general, hasn’t be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately."
  • The Simple Truth: President Obama is Too Intelligent for Republicans to Understand (a good snort)

    11/18/2014 7:30:03 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Forward Progressive.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Allen Clifton
    A few years back I worked with a guy who was probably a genius. In fact, he often struggled in life interacting with people because his brain simply performed at a higher level than the average person. I remember asking him what his biggest belief was in making life decisions and he always, without fail, told me “think of the bigger picture.” And while I’ve always tried to be a big picture thinker, knowing him when I did helped me understand it a little better. He always told me the biggest issue he faced when dealing with people was that...
  • From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

    11/18/2014 1:16:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Dowd, founder of ListenTo.Us, ABC News analyst and special correspondent
    "....Kim Kardashian, a celebrity by virtue of having accomplished not a thing substantive, but having been an expert at using a voyeuristic culture to make herself well-known, decided to sit for nude photos, apparently to make sure she stayed in the limelight. Did she do this to raise awareness about women's body image issues? Did she get nude photos taken to highlight the abuse of animals for expensive fur or clothing? Of course not, to both of these. At a time when women want to be taken seriously and enter into leadership positions,Kardashian apparently merely wanted continued fame and fortune...
  • Jonathan Gruber and Obamacare undone by the ‘stupid’ people

    11/17/2014 3:01:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Tammy Bruce
    New media make it difficult for elitists to deceive "..........“Weinstein’s scoop went around the world in a hurry. American Commitment, a conservative 501(c)(4) founded by Americans for Prosperity veteran Phil Kerpen, published the clip on its YouTube channel. Kerpen promoted it through tweets, which quickly became live coverage of the media outlets discovering Gruber.” This is why the political establishment hates the Internet — it allows regular people, individuals, to change the world. This in itself presents a danger to tyrannical regimes everywhere, and to American administrations that rely on keeping you in the dark. It must have been rather...