Keyword: msm

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • MSNBC host Chris Matthews claims Romney's criticism of Obama is Unconstitutional

    10/20/2012 10:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Gather ^ | October 21, 2012 | Robert Flynn
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews demonstrated not only his ignorance of the U.S. Constitution, but also revealed the potential danger of his fanatical loyalty to Barack Obama. In a discussion concerning the recent presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, Matthews made the completely outrageous statement about Romney: "I don't think he understands the Constitution of the United States... He's the president of the United States. You don't say, "you'll get your chance."' This statement could be one of the most dangerous statements ever made by a member of the press in the history of United States. Matthews is not...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Media Elite Knock Obama for 'Snarky, Belittling' Campaign

    10/20/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2012 | John Nolte
    Winners act like winners. Losers act like losers. And according to members of the same media elite who have spent months protecting him, Barack Obama is now looking like a loser in the closing days of his reelection campaign. This morning, a few members of the elite "Gang of 500," including Time's Mark Halperin, The National Journal's Ron Fournier, ABC's Terry Moran, and Politico's Roger Simon, publicly voiced their disapproval of a campaign they describe as "belittling," "not confident," "peevish" and worse: [TWEETS] Uh, oh. In 1984, President Reagan ran on "Morning In America." In 1996, President Clinton ran on...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Was the attack on Benghazi an "October Surprise" gone bad?

    10/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 114 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 October 2012 | Jeff Head
    Folks, is it possible that the gruesome murder of our Ambassador in Benghazi was acutally the beginnings of an October surprize gone horribly awry? I believe that somehow, because of all the unanswered questions there...because of the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and continued to cover it up well past all rational thinking would indicate that they were doing ss...and because of just common sense questions, questions like: Why were new security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that left a 40ft...
  • [Vanity] Where did all the polls go?

    10/19/2012 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 30 replies
    October 19, 2012 | Me
    Where did all the polls go? For months we were treated to a daily barrage of the latest MSM-skewed polls showing how Obama was clobbering Romney in polls from major and minor news outlets, as well as polls run by universities and pollsters. The minute Romney starts to clobber Obama in even the most highly skewed polls, nearly ALL polls have now virtually disappeared from the news. Where did they all go? It seems that a few still squeak by, but those are from pollsters and running polls is, in fact, their only job.
  • Matthews And Guest Wonder What’s In Romney’s Head When He Looks Down On ‘Hero’ Obama

    10/18/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews and Inside The Actor’s Studio host James Lipton analyzed the debate performances of both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on Wednesday. In the course of their analysis, they verged into a psychological deconstruction of Romney – wondering what he may have been thinking when he “looked down on the president.” Matthews said that it was clear Romney had little regard for Obama “as a person,” but declined to speculate on the reasons for Romney’s disdain beyond the fact that he may not “understand the Constitution.” “I don’t want to get into it, but we can...
  • MSNBC "6 DE NOVEMBER" Graphic

    10/18/2012 7:30:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Self/MSNBC
    I accidentally started to watch MSNBC tonight, and noticed Maddow had Bob Herbert of policyshop.net on. Some of the things posted on this website today include students demanding a end to credit checks, Rep. Elijah Cummings complaining about True the Vote and "sustainable scheduling" for retail workers over the holidays. Anyway, Maddow and Bob Herbert were discussing the ways that polls watchers will intimidate voters waiting to vote. He claimed that "something might happen to you when you show up at the polls, and you don't know if your committing a crime or not." Maddow went on to claim that...
  • A Turn of the Page for Newsweek

    10/18/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 51 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2012 | Tina Brown, Baba Shetty
    We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue. Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business. Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition targeted for a highly mobile, opinion-leading audience who want to learn about world events in a sophisticated context. Newsweek Global will...
  • PACK IT UP.. ROMNEY/RYAN, 4 and out.. It's OVER!

    10/17/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 42 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 10/17/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    PACK IT UP.. ROMNEY/RYAN, 4 and out.. It's OVER! THANK YOU CANDY! Without the need for a third Presidential debate, Candy Crowley's unabashed bias, made the next debate totally meaningless.. The fact that she, and the shameless display with her girlfriend last week, have stripped the veil of impartiality of the process, making Governor Mitt Romney appear to be a victim, something we never could have hoped for.. Now no one will need, or find it necessary, to watch the next debate, unless to scrutinize the antics of the moderator.. WOW, who'd a thunk?? The Economy, Benghazi, Jobs, Benghazi, Jobs,...
  • Besides no Conservative Leaning questions from Candy Cruller, Why no Libertarian Questions? - Vanity

    10/17/2012 9:20:50 AM PDT · by GraceG · 152 replies
    The one that that stood out for me was the fact that even in the RNC primary we had at least 1 or 2 Libertarian questions a debate from the "peanut gallery". We never even got ONE question like: "What do you think the role of the Federal Government should be?" "What percentage of taxes on ANYONE is too much?" "If the question in tax policy is fairness, and the same percentage of a tax being mathmatically fair, why isn't a FLAT TAX an option in your opinion?" "We talk about the war on terror, what about the war on...
  • Breaking: The mainstream media finally covers Libya (Hilarious)

    10/17/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT · by lward99 · 5 replies
    Special Operations Speaks attacks the MSM.
  • CNN’s Crowley first plays umpire, then joins Team Obama

    10/17/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    In the baseball playoffs, the tie goes to the runner. In debates, ties are decided by the moderator and that’s what happened during the Tuesday night presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. CNN’s Candy Crowley made her presence felt as a moderator in a major way on two points, but none larger than the issue of Libya. The terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and four others in Benghazi has become a sore point for Obama, but Crowley made sure she called Romney out before Obama could tag him. When Romney said Obama had not called...
  • The Hofstra Debate Through the Eyes of the Pundits

    10/17/2012 6:26:14 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | October 17, 2012 | Daniel Politi
    Before the second presidential debate kicked off, the conventional wisdom among many political pundits was that the town hall format did not lend itself well to political attacks. Boy, were they proved wrong. The second match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney was red meat for political junkies and partisans alike as the two candidates almost seemed to play out an episode of Slate’s Political Kombat onstage. Undecided voters? Eh, they probably weren’t fans. They hate squabbles after all.
  • At Best a Fleeting Tie for Obama - Reality a Cancer on his Campaign [Romney "magical" "masterful"]

    10/17/2012 2:14:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | October 17, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    " [snip] ............The media, which has tried to move past the story as quickly as possible, is now going to have to go back and revisit what actually happened. As last night dragged on in the post debate analysis, the initial cursory “he did call it an act of terror” fact checking turned into “actually, he didn’t and it took him forever to do so” fact checking. It was not pretty. And it was a hell of a thing for Obama to accuse Romney of politicizing a cover up, then hide behind the rhetoric of greeting coffins as they returned...
  • Reporters applaud Obama's slam on Romney's wealth

    10/16/2012 10:33:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night's debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of Mitt Romney's personal wealth. Mr. Romney was trying to make the point that both his and Mr. Obama's investment funds probably include investments in China — something the president has attacked Mr. Romney for. "Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?" Mr. Romney said. "You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours, so it — it doesn't take as long," Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the...
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • On Drunk Armadillos, Adam C. Smith,The Tampa Bay Times and Florida Senate Race

    10/14/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT · by BloggyBayou · 1 replies
    PracticalState ^ | 10/14/2012 | E. R. White
    In Florida, Connie Mack is in an uphill struggle to unseat Senator Bill Nelson. While he has been slowly inching up against Ol’ Bill (last Poll 47-42), most of his progress can be directly tied to Romney’s incredible first debate performance (and possibly the MSM coming to grips with the realization that they'd better start having more realistic poll samples in order to salvage, post November 6, what little reputation they’ll have left)
  • Morgan for Mitt: CNN Star Says Romney 'Might Just Save America' (Piers Morgan! WOW!!)

    10/14/2012 3:24:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 14, 2012 | Staff
    Watch "America's Got Talent" judge turned CNN talker Piers Morgan and you can't help but notice how he badgers conservatives while hurling softballs at left-of-center guests. That hardly makes him unusual in mainstream media circles. What is unusual, though, is the column he just penned for The Daily Mail. The headline says it all, "He's one of the least principled politicians I've met. But I believe Mitt Romney might just save America." Morgan doubles down on Romney's image as a flip-flopper, but he goes on to salute Romney as a man, father and husband and remind us the GOP presidential...
  • "The War” Myths Endure after 70 years

    10/14/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/14/2012 | Moneyrunner
    From the Associated Press: Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years In the five decades since the nuclear standoff between Washington and Moscow, much of the long-held conventional wisdom about the missile crisis has been knocked down, including the common belief that Kennedy's bold brinksmanship ruled the day. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians now say it was behind-the-scenes compromise rather than a high-stakes game of chicken that resolved the faceoff, that both Washington and Moscow wound up winners and that the crisis lasted far longer than 13 days. In the spirit...
  • Chris Mathews and ALL-liberal gang, lay out strategy for Obama (on Tue. Debate)

    10/14/2012 7:22:04 AM PDT · by Milagros · 24 replies
    1. Improve body language, answering to Chris' question how Obama should react. (gay activist) Andrew Sullivan of the DailyBeast suggested to "look straight in the eye" of the rival like "I know you are lying..." 2. Chris: make Abortion, an issue, as it came out so clear when the VP candidacy debate detailed their answer. 3. Latino vote, talk about immigration. (Nia-Malika Henderson The Washington Post. National Political Reporter). 4. "Bill Power," the power of Bill Clinton now active in Obama's campaign.
  • Analysis: Feisty Biden gives Democrats reason to smile (and MSM gives Freepers reason to LOL)

    10/12/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden spent much of Thursday night's vice presidential debate smiling - often incredulously - at the comments of rival Paul Ryan. He wasn't the only Democrat smiling. Thanks to President Obama's widely-panned debate performance last week, supporters of the current administration have been despondent over polls that show Mitt Romney pulling even in the race. It wasn't just that the president's national polling lead had disappeared - it was that the man leading the charge was so passive and passionless when given the chance to make his case to the American people. No one is going to...
  • CBS Reporter Says Islamic Terrorists Are Winning

    10/11/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Meida ^ | October 11, 2012 | Cliff kincaid
    CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is making big news by accusing the Obama Administration of lying about progress in the war on terrorism. She also urged the administration to avenge the murders of four Americans in Libya, and declared that Islamist terrorists want to destroy the West and the American way of life. An FBI investigation is not the best way to handle the murders in Libya, she said. “I hope to God that you’re sending in your best clandestine warriors to exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own...
  • Democrats fired up for VP debate

    10/11/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    <p>"We're talking about the Affordable Care Act," Medicare, the Lilly Ledbetter equal pay act and "non-discrimination in the workplace," she said. "Joe Biden is the author of the Violence Against Women Act," she told The Chronicle's editorial board....</p> <p>Among the 900 guests who jammed the grand ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel on Wednesday were.....</p>
  • Media's Obama Narrative Collides with Reality

    10/11/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    .....I had been trying to think if there was a comparable example of when a live television event had had such a profound effect upon what had been a widely accepted truth. When I read Toby Harnden's report of how Obama stepped off of the Denver stage believing he had won, it dawned on me.According to Harden: >>>"In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the...
  • CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose’ (which is incredible and troubling) let’s first back...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Will the Veep Debate Help Ryan Get His Mojo Back?

    10/09/2012 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Josh Boak
    By drafting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney thought he was adding a franchise player to the GOP ticket. The Wisconsin congressman came across as a serious-minded wonk with washboard abs. Over the previous two years, he showed an ability to both charm the beltway chattering class and excite the Joe Six-Packs. His warnings about the all-consuming expense of entitlements like Medicare made him an intellectual adversary of President Obama. But two months into running for vice president, he’s lost his golden boy sheen. Thursday’s debate showdown against Vice President Joe Biden may...
  • Ryan cuts off Michigan reporter grilling him on gun violence, tax cuts

    10/08/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 8, 2012 | Joy Lin
    ROCHESTER, Mich. - Paul Ryan abruptly ended an interview with an ABC affiliate in Flint after the reporter tried to grill the vice presidential candidate on gun violence and tax cuts. "Does the country have a gun problem?" WJRT's Terry Camp asked in a one-on-one interview. "This country has a crime problem," Ryan responded. After the anchor pressed him on whether he thinks the country has a "gun problem," the self-described deer hunter elaborated, "If you take a look at the gun laws we have, I don't even think President Obama is proposing more gun laws. We have good, strong...
  • THIS HOPE AND CHANGE FRAUD IS JUST A CHEAP BEER..

    10/08/2012 6:23:08 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 22 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 10/08/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    THIS HOPE AND CHANGE FRAUD IS JUST A CHEAP BEER.. OBlandbeer, has been living in a bubble until the debate, and that is when we saw how weak those bubbles can be blown off.. It was only media FOAM covering a cheap knock-off beer.. Who better than Wisconsin to catch a phoney brew when they see it.. They didn't buy the Union Bullying tactic when they tried to sell a socialist for their Governor, to a Conservative to Middle America.. Wisconsin, is where the game changed in this election! The bubble was really just foam.. He is surrounded by the...
  • Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis Of National Newspapers (Master's Thesis)

    10/06/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Auburn.edu ^ | 10/06/2012 | Katherin C Irwin
    A content analysis was conducted to examine whether a gender bias existed in national newspaper coverage of the 2008 presidential election. This presidential race proved to be historical in many aspects. Not only was the first African-American man elected to the office, but two female contenders with a viable chance of being elected also ran for the offices of president and vice president. The focus of this study is on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who was a newcomer to the national political scene and who was the second female in history to run for vice president.
  • The American Media's Last Chance for Redemption

    10/06/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 24 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Even when those mistakes are conscious, there is always a chance to reverse them, if one catches oneself in time. Take the wrong route; don’t be afraid to do a U-turn and correct the error. Wear the wrong necktie, dress right the next time to correct the impression. Make the wrong choice; don’t be afraid to make the right one next time. The American news media, known collectively as “the MainStream Media” or MSM for decades now, has made a collective choice: most have been part and parcel of the Democratic Party, either admittedly or...
  • Pre-election media on jobs reports, then and now

    10/06/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday's jobs report from the BLS had an interesting analogue in history. The month before the 2004 election --- also a contest for an incumbent President’s re-election --- the jobs report for September turned out to be rather weak. The BLS reported a net increase of only 96,000 jobs, weaker than the previous several months, and as it turned out only a short-term blip in a fairly strong recovery of jobs from a lingering recession. That's slightly weaker than yesterday's +114,000, and in September 2004 the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.4%, but it's close enough to compare the media...
  • Obama’s Boys on the Bus - The media pull out all the stops to reelect the president

    10/06/2012 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15 Edition | Fred Barnes
    The Time cover story last week was headlined “The Mormon Identity.” The cover, featuring Mitt Romney in a stained-glass window, said in smaller type, “What Mitt Romney’s faith tells us about his vision and values.” Newsweek had President Obama on the cover, identifying him as “The Democrats’ Reagan” and heralding the story inside as “What Obama Will Achieve in His Second Term.” Neither of the stories, to put it mildly, was helpful to Romney’s presidential campaign. The piece in Time was fair, but the timing, long after Mormonism had faded as a factor in the election, was suspect. In Newsweek,...
  • Media offers questions, advice to top Obama campaign strategist

    10/05/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2012 | Neil Munro
    Surrounded by whooping Republicans and suddenly unfavorable data, chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod called in the media cavalry today.And several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice.“Axe, I’m not sure you can hear me, David,” said NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, when she was invited to ask a question Oct. 4.We are going to hold Gov. Romney accountable for the things he said last night … as I hope you will make him justify those claims, because we need a honest and a genuine and realistic plan to move forward as a country …...
  • Romney's debate victory spooked the mainstream media. This is why Republicans nominated him

    10/05/2012 1:53:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 5, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    Mitt Romney didn’t just beat Obama on Wednesday night. He also beat the liberal media. So great was his performance that liberal journalists simply had to concede the President’s defeat – a humiliation for an industry that has spent several years setting Obama up as the wisest, most eloquent, most popular politician since FDR. No longer can Romney be dismissed with a gag about a dog strapped to the roof of his car. This uptight rich guy could be the next President of the United States. Evidence of liberal panic is everywhere. In the hours after the debate, the mood...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama to Barbara Walters: “I think there’s a laziness in me” (Dec 2011)

    10/05/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 23, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    RealClearPolitics has compiled a series of little previews of the First Couple’s interview with Barbara Walters, set to air on 20/20 tonight. Every clip is notable in its own way, but this wins the award for most candid. The president — who has alternately inspired, disappointed, reignited and flamed out — admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said. Makes you think Obama’s constant accusations that Congress does nothing might actually be transparent projections of his...
  • Ed Schultz on 'Today': Obama Thrown Off by 'So Many Lies' From 'Corporate Shark' Romney

    10/05/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, left-wing MSNBC host Ed Schultz desperately tried to explain away President Obama's bad debate performance: "I think that there were so many lies coming across that stage, and so many inaccuracies, it was hard for the President to comprehend it and decide which one he wanted to attack first." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Co-host Savannah Guthrie called him out on the liberal talking point: "That sounds a little bit like you're making excuses for the President." Schultz doubled down on his lame attempt to defend the President: "[Romney]...
  • Unhinged: Harper’s Mag Accuses Romney of ‘Sly’ Racist Jab at Obama (Barf Alert)

    10/05/2012 4:32:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Mitt Romney “slyly” proved he’s a racist last night while describing his tax plan. Did you notice? No? Anyone? Harper’s Magazine’s Kevin Baker embarrassed himself in accusing Romney of trying to lock down his allegedly-racist base during last night’s debate. “[Obama]didn’t show a spark of anger, even when Romney slyly found a way to call him a boy, comparing Obama’s statements to the sorts of childish lies his ‘five boys’ used to tell,” Baker laments today. “How the right’s hard-core racists must have howled at that! Mitt, at long last, has secured his base.” Actually, the entire debate audience laughed...
  • Defeatism

    10/04/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 5, 2012 | Oliver North
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — When our Fox News team left for Afghanistan last week, there was a palpable sense of imminent calamity in the air. Gloom and doom news from here is now a staple in our so-called mainstream media. Reports of "green-on-blue," or insider, attacks by our Afghan allies against American and NATO troops are depicted as a sure sign of mission failure and portend of worse to come. Commentaries, columns and "analysis" from "experts" urging our political and military leaders to "get out now" routinely grace our print and broadcast outlets. The terms "betrayed," "cut our losses" and...
  • Axelrod Begs the Media for Help

    10/04/2012 11:22:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 4, 2012 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    On Morning Joe, David Axelrod asks the media for help taking down Mitt Romney.
  • Last night, Mitt Romney lost. Yes, you read that right (commenters are having a field day w/ this)

    10/04/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 4, 2012 | Dan Hodges
    Barack Obama won last night’s debate. Or to be more precise, Mitt Romney lost it. That’s obviously not the conventional view of the commentators or pollsters, who gave the GOP candidate a clear win. But that doesn’t matter. He still lost. There are three reasons why Romney experienced a soft implosion of his already tenuous electoral chances. First, there was no “gotcha moment”. Before the debate every political analyst, be they from the Left or Right, agreed that Romney had to land a knockout blow, which he didn’t. There was no major presidential gaffe. No glancing at watches, sighing or...
  • Chris Matthews loses it, after poor performance by Obama

    10/03/2012 8:53:02 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 114 replies
    The Washington Examiner.com ^ | 10/4/12 | Charlie Spiering
    An alarmed Chris Matthews was hysterical after President Obama turned in a poor debate performance. "I don't know what he was doing there." Chris Matthews exclaimed. "He had his head down. He was enduring rather than fighting." "What was Romney doing?" asked Matthews. "He was winning." Link to article and video
  • Mitt Humiliates The Media and Now They Will Seek Revenge

    10/04/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/2012 | John Nolte
    "Who is this guy?" tens of millions of American voters asked themselves last night. "This isn't the Mitt Romney the media's presented to me over the last six months?" Free of the corrupt media's corrupt filter; free of the spin, the lying fact-checkers, the gotchas, and the desperate effort to cover up any and all bad news that might hurt Obama -- by every standard, every measure, every opinion and every opinion poll, what we witnessed last night at the first presidential debate of 2012 was a commanding, dominating blow-out performance by Governor Mitt Romney. Last night the GOP contender...
  • Obama and His Media Acolytes

    10/03/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    We seem to be in the midst of another one of our periodic battles over liberal bias in the media, as denoted in recent days by Paul Ryan and various other conservatives vexed with the tone of campaign coverage. "It goes without saying that there is definitely media bias," Ryan said on Fox News. "I think most people in the mainstream media are left of center and, therefore, they want a very left-of-center president versus a conservative president like Mitt Romney." I think so myself after more than four decades of membership in that same suspect category, the gatherers and...
  • Don't Let Obama's Media Change The Subject!

    10/03/2012 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 5 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 10/03/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    It goes without saying that the mainstream media is an enemy of the American people. To fulfill its mission to reelect Obama, the MSM is willing to sacrifice national security, the economy and the best interest of our nation. Obama continues to lie about our ambassador’s murder in Libya. The Obama administration’s “fast and furious” gun scandal along with a plethora of Obama failures in leadership continue to go under-reported. The MSM completely ignores vital major news stories to focus on “gotcha”, lets make Romney look bad, trivia. A major network led its evening news TV broadcast asking, What must...
  • Debate Preview: Moderator Jim Lehrer Far from Moderate

    10/03/2012 6:39:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10-2-12 | Larry O'Connor
    PBS anchor Jim Lehrer is a progressive who, as the dean of Presidential Debate moderators, shows open disdain for Republicans and speaks glowingly of Democrats. Amidst all the pre-spin build up to the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, Lehrer is being overlooked as a key player in tonight's made-for-TV reality show. Make no mistake, the PBS journalist will be just as important to the proceedings as the height of the podiums and the color of the neckties. Despite the laughable expectations game put forth by the mainstream media that has somehow positioned Mitt Romney...
  • CNN: Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video

    10/03/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    ....Speaking to a largely black audience, Obama in the video made the case that race relations still had a long way to go in the United States, claiming the divide most severely has an impact on impoverished parts of the country. ....Democratic commentators fired back after portions of the speech aired Tuesday night, saying the remarks were old and blown out of proportion. "I think that there is no material significance here, but the Republicans are very good at taking nothing and turning it into what appears to be something," Boyce Watkins, founder of yourblackworld.com, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper...
  • Could the Wilder Effect be the Explanation Behind Obama's Surge in the Polls?

    10/02/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT · by alan8228 · 15 replies
    Moore Common Sense ^ | 10/2/12 | Alan Moore
    I have been absolutely baffled at the recent poll numbers putting an unpopular president ahead of Mitt Romney. The economy is terrible, no majority supports virtually any of the policies passed by this Administration, and there is no sign of improvement - yet Barack Obama still leads in most polls. So what gives? There could be many explanations. Mitt Romney could be to blame. He has been criticized of running a sub-par campaign even though his fundraising (the true test of organizational strength) has at times eclipsed the incumbent president. Polls are rarely seen by pundits and casual observers alike...
  • Punching holes in media’s narrative that claims widespread support for Obama — 10/2/2012

    10/02/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by diamond6 · 10 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | October 2, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Let’s do an exercise this morning (but not P90x or anything, because we all don’t have to be Paul Ryan…though, that would be nice). So, the corrupt vintage media in Barack Obama’s Ministry of Truth (Minitrue for short) pushes a narrative that there’s more widespread support for him in 2012 than there was in 2008; this is, of course, required if the polls that Minitrue expects you to believe without question could possibly be accurate since in the polls that show Obama leading he’s snagging a bigger share of the vote in swing states than he did in 2008. That’s...