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  • 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 · 91 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 · 18 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...
  • Train Wrecks, Lies, and Videotape

    11/17/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 17, 2014 | David Catron
    ..... The “father of Obamacare,” as he was known in his salad days, inadvertently acquitted nearly half of us with his reference to “the stupidity of the American voter.” The professor’s condescending comments can only apply to those people who actually believed the empty promises our President made on behalf of his health care “reform” law. A large plurality of the voters always knew that Obama, his congressional accomplices, and creepy little hirelings like Jonathan Gruber were lying to us................For its part, the White House is now denying that Gruber played a significant role in designing the health care law....
  • The price of ignorance

    11/16/2014 1:36:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Salisbury Post, North Carolina ^ | November 16, 2014 | M.H. Clements, Cleveland
    One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare, has on at least three occasions referred to you and me as either stupid or ignorant. Jonathan Gruber, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has admitted (and even declared) that deceiving the American public, members of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office was necessary to pass the bill into law. Videos of these have surfaced and have been played on Fox News and on CNN. They are easily found by entering his name into a search engine. He is absolutely correct about “ignorant”, and...
  • O.C. Register asks reporters to help deliver its newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/15/2014 11:00:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times Business ^ | November 14, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    The Orange County Register is now asking its reporters and other staff members to deliver papers.. Amid continued problems with newspaper deliveries, the paper is offering employees up to $150 in Visa gift cards to deliver hundreds of newspapers on Sundays and Thanksgiving, according to a sign-up form contained in an email to employees Thursday. The effort is part is the Register's "We Care" campaign, launched after a switch in carriers left thousands of papers undelivered. Previously, the Register asked staffers to make customer service calls to those affected. The unusual requests signal that problems persist since the Register switched...
  • Chuck Todd: Middle East Worse Off Under Obama

    11/15/2014 8:18:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Melanie Batley
    The Middle East will be less stable after President Barack Obama leaves office than it was before he entered the White House, said NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. "The fact is he [Obama] was elected, he was nominated to get the country out of war in the Middle East. There was a promise that his presidency would bring stability to the Middle East, would bring some new opportunities, a conversation with the Muslim world, all of those things," Todd told radio show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. "And the fact of the matter is, it's going to be...
  • Why is the media reporting that Obama never employed Jonathan Gruber?

    11/15/2014 8:17:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    November 15, 2014
    While MSM outlets like USA Today report that the administration never employed Jonathan Gruber, Gruber himself disclosed his employment with the Obama Administration as a paid consultant .
  • Fox Anchor says CNBC 'silenced' her coverage of Obamacare (“disrespecting" office of pres)

    11/15/2014 7:15:37 AM PST · by maggief · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rick Moran
    An anchor for Fox Business Network who used to work for CNBC told viewers that her superiors at the network "silenced" her reporting on Obamacare, telling her she was "disrespecting the office of the president" by pointing out that Obamacare's math didn't add up. Daily Caller: Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis said she was “silenced” by CNBC when management told her she was “disrespecting the office of the president” by reporting about Obamacare. Francis highlighted Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s comments about the “stupidity” of American voters and the administration intentionally misleading the public about what’s in the law and...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Federal Communications Commission for Records About “Critical Information...

    11/14/2014 11:34:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 14, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Federal Communications Commission for Records About “Critical Information Needs” Plan To Question Newsmen, Monitor Blogs FCC commissioner Ajit Pai warned, the study would “thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country.”(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking “any and all records” relating to a controversial FCC “Critical Information Needs” (CIN) pilot study of how news media make editorial decisions on the stories they cover. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Limbaugh Lawyer: DCCC Fundraising 'Unforgivable'

    11/12/2014 7:30:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Patty Glaser, the lawyer for Rush Limbaugh, said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's attempts to fundraise off of Limbaugh's comments on sexual assault were "unforgivable" in an appearance on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Glaser called the DCCC's fundraising "just unforgivable, and it's black and white. There needs to be no hyperbole, there needs to be no stretching. Rush's comments were deliberately taken out of context for apparently political reasons by people who should know better. This was not an irresponsible blogger. This was a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made up of people that we've elected to...
  • Mika Admits: If Gruber Were Republican, MSM 'Would Be Exploding'

    11/12/2014 6:01:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Kudos to Mika Brzezinski for admitting the truth: if Jonathan Gruber were a Republican, the MSM "would be exploding." Instead, noted Mika on today's Morning Joe, the MSM has been silent on the Gruber story, with only conservative sites [ed.: notably including Newsbusters] covering it. Mika contrasted the current quietness on the MSM-Gruber front with the media "firestorm" that erupted when David Stockman made his infamous statements about the Reagan admin's alleged lack of understanding of budget numbers. View the video here.
  • CNN International decides to go off-air in Russia before New Year

    11/11/2014 1:17:11 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 11, 2014
    CNN International will stop broadcasting in Russia before December 31, according to a letter the channel’s managing company distributed to Russian cable operators. The letter from Turner Broadcasting System Europe obtained by TASS and Vedomosti newspaper did not state the reasons for the move. General Director at Turner Broadcasting System Russia Tatyana Kalita declined to comment on the issue, TASS reported.
  • Attkisson: CBS Intentionally Held Obama Soundbite to Help Him Win Reelection

    11/09/2014 9:37:24 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 9 Nov 2014, | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson told the story of CBS executives intentionally hiding a clip from the day after the Benghazi attacks with President Barack Obama refusing to admit Benghazi was a terrorist attack. ... after the second 2012 debate, it became a big issue whether or not the president had or had not referred to Benghazi attacks as terrorist attacks.
  • Watch: Chris Matthews Turns Against Obama In Spectacular Fashion

    11/09/2014 3:07:22 AM PST · by IChing · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/7/14 | Norvell Rose
    VIDEO AT LINK It was truly a remarkable two-and-a-half minutes. The other panelists alongside Chris Matthews on the MSNBC Election Special sat in stunned silence as the long-time liberal Democrat tore into Barack Obama following the president’s post-midterms news conference.
  • MSM: Obama Exec Amnesty Would Be "Flipping The Country The Bird"

    11/06/2014 6:43:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 6,2014 | Tony Lee
    Two card-carrying members of the permanent mainstream media class in D.C. had to concede on Tuesday that President Obama would be flipping off America if he enacts his planned executive amnesty after Democrats got shellacked in the midterms.
  • Heated Immigration Exchange Leaves Obama Shocked CBS's Major Garrett Is 'Working' Him

    11/05/2014 3:22:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 5 Nov 2014
    Wednesday during his post-election press conference CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett took on President Barack Obama over his insistence he will can only accept the senate version of immigration bill or go ahead with his executive amnesty. Garret pressed the president several times during the nine minute exchange to answer his initial question of, "Let me go back to immigration. Moments before you walked out here, sir, Mitch McConnell said, and I quote, that if you, in fact, use your executive authority to legalize a certain number of millions of undocumented workers, it would poison the well,...
  • Attkisson: The Inside Story of How CBS Sat on a Crucial Piece of Benghazi and Protected Obama

    11/05/2014 6:57:27 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-11-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What if there was a crucial piece of information with potentially election-altering implications that a leading media organization sat on until the final weekend before a presidential election — information contradicting the storyline advanced by the president and parroted ad nauseam by that very same media organization for several weeks? Emmy Award winning journalist and former CBS News correspondent and anchor Sharyl Attkisson describes just this scenario in her new book, ”Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” In an episode that would “irreparably destroy any confidence in and respect…I [Attkisson]...
  • ABC's 'World News Tonight' Finally Ends Midterm Blackout (1 week ago)

    11/03/2014 5:50:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC's World News Tonight on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers that a political contest with "enormous" stakes was just days away: "The countdown is on, this evening, to the midterm elections tonight. Your voice, your vote. Just eight days to go before this election. The stakes? Enormous. President Obama, already battling with a Republican House, will he soon face a Republican Senate?" It had been 137 days since the ABC evening newscast had made any mention of...
  • Predicted headlines for Wednesday, November 5th (post them here)

    11/02/2014 12:04:29 PM PST · by keat · 104 replies
    11/02/14 | self
    Republicans gain House and Senate, must now show they can govern in a bi-partisan manner
  • MSM says GOP tsunami means voters are choosing ‘none of the above’

    11/02/2014 7:38:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    To America’s mainstream media, the midterm elections are a choice between bad and worse. Here’s why, by their reasoning: No one — repeat no one — in their right mind could ever vote for Republicans, so clearly the country’s voters are so disengaged and dissatisfied that they couldn’t care less about who wins. No less an MSM icon than “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd has said so in an NBC News piece last week titled “None of the Above: Voters Are Holding Their Noses at the Polls.” The lead says: “If anything sums up voters’ attitudes about this election,...
  • AP Exclusive: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed at Media

    11/02/2014 11:56:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Jack Gillum and Joan Lowy
    The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests. On Aug. 12, the morning after the Federal Aviation Administration imposed the first flight restriction, FAA air traffic managers struggled to redefine the flight ban to let commercial flights operate at nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and police helicopters fly through the area — but ban others....
  • Remember When Obama Was The Messiah?

    11/02/2014 2:12:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:25 PM 11/01/2014 | Eric Owens
    President Barack Obama had an approval rating of just 38 percent as of late September and he is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. This week, the man who once filled arenas like a rock star suffered the indignity of Wisconsin Democrats walking out on him as he stumped for another struggling Democrat, Mary Burke. Obama’s visit to Wisconsin coincided with the disappearance of Burke’s modest lead in statewide polls....... ......The atmosphere has got to be pretty glum in the White House and in various leftist hothouses. The Daily Caller wants to help. Here, then, is a...
  • Tale of Two Headlines: Dems Want to Switch Focus to 2016, and Politico Complies

    10/31/2014 4:32:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did the editor of Politico's Daily Digest notice that the arrangement of the two top stories this morning played directly into the Dem playbook? We sure did. The first headline is "Democratic donors prepare for disappointment," and the sub-headline reads "The plan is to shift focus to 2016, when Democrats face a much more hospitable Senate map." And sure enough, Politico's very next story obliges Dem desires. The headline: "Why a GOP Senate could be short-lived," and the sub-headline reads "A half-dozen blue-state Republicans could be in trouble during the 2016 elections."
  • Ebola vs. Lottery: Your Odds Of Winning Jackpot Are Much Better

    10/30/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2014 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With all of the coverage surrounding the potential spread of Ebola in the United States, it might be time to step back and consider your odds of actually dying from the virus. A graphic in on the Washington Post website, uses 2010 population figures to calculate your odds of dying from Ebola in the next year: 1 in 309,629,415. The odds of winning the Powerball Jackpot–currently $159 million–about 1 in 175,000,000.
  • ABC News Takes Over ‘The View’ As Ratings Dwindle

    10/30/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    Variety via Yahoo ^ | October30, 2014 | Ramin Setoodeh
    For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned. Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.” “Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming...
  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections

    10/29/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    At first glance, it’s tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections. It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make, given that the introduction focuses almost entirely on Joni Ernst, with a generous sprinkling of Sarah Palin and other, almost exclusively GOP figures throughout the piece. But a closer reading reveals that even though the author might be thinking the candidates are toothless, drooling hicks, he’s really casting stones at those of you stupid enough to fall for their homespun, down on...
  • Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleges network suppressed stories on ‘corporate

    10/28/2014 3:04:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/14 | Erik Wemple
    CBS News declined to comment on the allegations below. In an astonishing media tour following her resignation from CBS News last spring, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson sat before interviewers ranging from radio host Chris Stigall to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and launched attacks on her newly former employer. Such attacks were rarely specific. Example: “With various stories, you do get the idea at some point that they want you to stop, especially if you start to dig down right into something very, very important,
  • USA Today's Susan Page: Obama WH 'Dangerous' for Reporters

    10/28/2014 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Obama administration, despite the president's promises of transparency, is "more dangerous" to the media than any other White House in history, USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page said this weekend. Page, speaking Saturday at a White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) seminar, also said the administration is "more restrictive," in reference to the its leak investigations and naming Fox News' James Rosen as a co-conspirator in a violation of the federal Espionage Act, writes The Washington Post's Eric Wemple in an opinion piece Tuesday. Veteran New York Times reporter Peter Baker, telling one of the stories, said that while...
  • USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • O'Reilly Cites 'Stunning' MRC Study on Nets Ignoring Midterms; Carville Tries to Dismiss It

    10/27/2014 11:12:43 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 82 replies
    Media Research Center's Newsbusters.org ^ | October 24, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On his Fox News show Thursday night, host Bill O'Reilly cited the Media Research Center study on the network evening newscasts censoring coverage of the 2014 midterms: "Eight years ago, the nightly network newscasts went full out to cover the campaigns, which Democrats were favored to win....But this time around, the graph is far different. At this point in time, ABC News did 36 election reports eight years ago. So far this year, zero, nothing. CBS, 58 in year 2006. 14 this year. NBC, 65 eight years ago. 11 this year. Simply stunning."