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  • Donald Trump's 8 (Most Recent) Blatant Lies [double bag barf alert - JR]

    11/25/2015 4:16:33 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rob Garver
    It should be clear by now to anybody paying attention that Donald Trump long ago determined that the traditional concepts of "true" and "false" have no relevance when he decides what words to let fly from his mouth. Even for Trump, though, the last few weeks have presented a stunning parade of howlers, fibs, falsehoods and fabrications - also known as lies. The thing about Trump is that he's so blase about lying, and does it so frequently, that people tend to forget how many made-up facts they've heard from him. Sometimes, it's instructive to make a list of his...
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • Colbert's 'Late Show' has become propaganda for Democrats

    11/21/2015 2:58:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    So Stephen Colbert turns out to be just as much of an a-hole as "Stephen Colbert." Viewers have noticed. After an initial burst of interest spurred by CBS's big-bucks saturation advertising campaign for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the show's ratings have tanked and it is now running third in late night behind NBC's Jimmy Fallon and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who rarely has managed second place before. The reason? A survey by the Hollywood Reporter found that conservative viewers are turning off Colbert in droves. Nearly twice as many Republicans are watching Kimmel as Colbert, who has turned "Late...
  • Cancel the Debate! CNN Caught Selectively-Editing Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Comments

    11/21/2015 3:13:01 PM PST · by · 42 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    CNN has been caught red-handed selectively editing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's comments about a "Muslim registry," in order to make it sound as though he is agreeing to this registry. He is not. The edited video is yet another lying log on the left-wing garbage fire that is CNN, and yet in just three weeks, this very same garbage fire is hosting the next Republican presidential debate! What exactly does CNN have to do in order to lose its right to depose these candidates for two hours in front of the whole world? If CNN is already maliciously editing...
  • US Media Shows Footage of Russian Airstrikes Passed Off as American

    11/21/2015 2:06:49 PM PST · by marvel5 · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sputnik
    PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.
  • Donald Trump Corrects the Record: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me

    11/20/2015 11:47:54 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Charlie Sperring
    Donald Trump corrected reports from the media suggesting that he actually wanted a government database for all Muslim Americans to be registered in order to stop terrorism. “I didn’t suggest a database – a reporter did,” he wrote on Twitter moments ago. “We must defeat Islamic terrorism and have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America.” The media spent most of the day reacting to Trump’s positive reaction to a question posed by reporters as to whether he supported a plan to register American Muslims.
  • MSM Spreads False Claim Trump Wants Special Badges for Muslims

    11/20/2015 10:58:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 20, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    By now you have probably seen a plethora of stories in the Mainstream Media that Donald Trump wants special ID badges for Muslims. One little problem here. Trump never actually said this. One "tell" that this story is false is that there is no video of Trump saying this. The best the MSM can come up with is one with Trump answering questions about border security. The word "badges" never crossed his lips. The other tell is the very selectiveuse of quotes in which only a portion of a sentence in which Trump supposedly called for badges for Muslims is...
  • How the Media Smeared Donald Trump as a Nazi

    11/20/2015 4:27:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    A story is making the rounds on Facebook that claims Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for "ID badges" for American Muslims. The image on the story is of Jewish children wearing yellow starts during the Holocaust. Very frightening--and a lie. Step 1: Seed. The lie begins with a Yahoo! profile in which Trump is asked, supposedly (the reporter does not provide his exact question), "require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion." Trump does not say yes or no. Instead, he dodges the question, and comes back to the...
  • US Government Still Silent on American Journalist Murdered for Exposing Turkey’s ISIS Ties

    11/20/2015 9:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | November 20, 2015 | Melissa Dykes
    If this was an ISIS propaganda video, the American government would be exploiting it to the hilt in every mainstream media outlet across the country .. but when a Western ally kills an American journalist for uncovering ties between that ally and ISIS .. crickets. it has been a year and we still do not know what happened to journalist for Press TV Serena Shim, apparently murdered for exposing the Turkish government's assistance of ISIS. The US government, hilariously, has stood silent and done nothing, actually pretending it does not investigate the murder of American citizens abroad ... Interesting how...
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • KY Newspaper Cartoonist Joel Pett Thinks Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s Children Look Like Terrorists

    11/19/2015 1:06:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | November 19, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    I'm sure members of the Circle of Jerks will look on this and give it a complete pass. They will not see the media bias. But even Democrats in Kentucky are expressing outrage at the Lexington Herald-Leader's decision to run an editorial cartoon comparing Matt Bevin's children to terrorists. The cartoonist, Joel Pett, was reacting to Matt Bevin's call to curtail the influx of Syrian refugees. Bevin has multiple children adopted from overseas and regularly conducts Christian mission trips to Africa. You'd think a man like that might be someone to listen to when even he expresses concerns about Syrian...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Into Tough Exchange With ABC News Reporter: ‘Can You Say Radical Islamic...

    11/18/2015 8:31:35 PM PST · by Isara · 133 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Ted Cruz Gets Into Tough Exchange With ABC News Reporter: 'Can You Say Radical Islamic Terrorism' Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and ABC’s Jonathan Karl sparred briefly over Cruz’s plan for Syrian migrants during Tuesday’s “World News Tonight.”Karl hit Cruz on a bill the senator plans to introduce that would keep Syrian migrants from entering the United States. Cruz explained to Karl that his legislation would bar not only Syrian migrants but any Muslim migrants from countries with a serious Al Qaeda or Islamic State presence - an idea very similar to legislation that Cruz’s fellow Republican presidential contender Sen. Rand...
  • MSNBC frets “tsunami of hatred” will meet Muslims in France

    11/15/2015 12:25:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/15/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>This is pathological. The enemy is killing us in our own homeland – everywhere and the left’s chief concern is destroying anyone that speaks against it or tries to stop them.</p> <p>This led host Tamron Hall to “recall concerns that a ‘tsunami of hatred may await Muslims.’” The extent of support that the Islamic State may have among Muslims in France was of no concern to Tamron Hall. MSNBC, without thinking twice about the jihad threat, simply falls into default mode: Muslims are victims, no matter how many Infidels are dead.</p>
  • DNC Chair Freaks Out After Andrea Mitchell Actually Fact-Checks Hillary

    11/14/2015 2:32:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 13, 2015 | Kyle Drenen
    On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually fact-checked Hillary Clinton’s suspicious tale of trying to join the Marines in 1975: "Those comments are being mocked by Republicans today and they’re getting two Pinocchios from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler....Why on earth would she go to a Marine recruiter in 1975?...It doesn't make sense." Her guest, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was so taken aback that the Florida congresswoman attacked Mitchell for asking questions: "With all due respect, Andrea, why on earth are we talking about this?" Mitchell hit back: "Because she brought it up in New Hampshire the...
  • During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference

    11/14/2015 6:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 11.13.2015 | Caleb Howe
    Williams .. asks specifically, how this attack would impact the messaging. ... Because that is the important thing when hostages are still being held and gunfire is still being exchanged. How will the global warming conference's PR campaign go on? MSNBC.
  • Brian Williams Asks About How Paris Attacks Will Affect Climate Summit Messaging

    11/14/2015 1:38:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | November 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Right in the middle of the reports of the Paris attacks yesterday comes a really bizarre and tone deaf note of concern from Brian Williams of MSNBC. Brian was concerned about how the attacks will affect the messaging of the Paris Climate Change Conference which is scheduled to begin at the end of this month. I kid you not as you can see in this video of his interview with Weather Channel managing editor Sam Champion who was in Paris for an Al Gore event.
  • A Newspaper Written Entirely By Mental-Health Patients

    11/13/2015 11:40:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    theAtlantic ^ | November 13, 2015 | Cari Romm
    On a 17-acre plot adjacent to the University of Alabama were a farm, a corn crib, a stable, and a building to house the people who kept all of those things running. The building was a sprawling white structure with a library and a dance hall and rooms for the people who plowed the fields, shucked the corn, and raised the pigs. It was the first building in Tuscaloosa to have steam heating or gas lighting. It was also a hospital for the mentally ill, the first of its kind in Alabama. And from 1872 to 1881, it was the...
  • Despite No Publicly Available Proof, Press Treats Mizzou Feces-Swastika Incident As Fact

    11/11/2015 5:40:36 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Name the missing word in the following sentence from tonight's Associated Press report on the current situation at the University of Missouri: "On Friday, the now-former chancellor issued an open letter decrying racism after a swastika smeared in feces was found in a campus dormitory." The obviously missing word is "allegedly," as in, "was allegedly found." That word is also missing in sentences found in three separate reports at the New York Times. On October, 24, the Washington Post unskeptically accepted the recounting of the incident in a report shortly after it — ahem, allegedly — occurred. There's a really...
  • 'White Privilege': Media Ignore Black Eighth Graders Murdering White Woman (short)

    11/11/2015 12:37:05 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 13 replies ^ | November 10, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    While the media go out of their minds covering supposed systemic racism at the University of Missouri, actual racist acts go unnoticed. Yesterday, the media cheered the resignation of President Tim Wolfe, even though Wolfe sided with “anti-racism” protesters every step of the way. Wolfe acknowledged “racism” at Mizzou, despite zero evidence of entrenched systemic racism; he begged forgiveness after his car didn’t hit a student protester during a homecoming parade; he met with and praised a student hunger striker. He found himself on the wrong end of a Godfather-like offer from the racial conflagrationists... [snip] In Kansas City, the...
  • Donald Trump Signs Online Petition Calling for CNN to Fire Ana Navarro

    11/11/2015 8:37:00 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 20 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | November 9, 2015 | By Randy Hall
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump certainly doesn't mince words when it comes to expressing his opinion on just about anything. The GOP businessman continued that trend when he signed an online petition on Monday calling for the Cable News Network to fire “Republican strategist” Ana Navarro, who is also identified as a “political commentator” with CNN.
  • Media to the American People: “Silence, Commoners!”

    11/10/2015 9:23:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-10-15 | Brother Bob
    Watch any entertaining presidential primary debates lately? That was an impressive bit of pushback by the GOP candidates on the partisan hack who was masquerading as a debate moderator! After an embarrassment like that how does our media react - apologetic and promising to make a more honest effort next time? Ha Ha! Don't be silly, of course they doubled down on stupid and lashed out at the knuckle-dragging simpletons who dared to question the mainstream press' absolute authority over what the public should be presented as news. Brian Beutler at The New Republic lamented "The GOP's Grotesque Festival...
  • Media Nixing Comments Sections: When “Civility” Really Means “Political Correctness”

    11/09/2015 10:09:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views When leftists start talking about “civility,” watch out for your freedom of speech. This again comes to mind with reports that some media outlets are eliminating online comments sections in civility’s name. And while it’s not a First Amendment violation (these are private-sector actions), it is largely motivated by the same mentality spawning speech codes on college campuses and “hate speech” laws overseas. And as with those phenomena, the nixing of online comments is justified with...
  • Sowell: The Ben Carson Flaps

    11/09/2015 9:59:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 10, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Dr. Ben Carson's whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist -- the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said. Years ago, when I was writing some autobiographical sketches, I dug up old letters, to check out things that I remembered -- and was surprised more than once to discover that my memory was not always exactly the same as the way things had happened and were recorded at the time. In the current flap over some things that Dr. Carson said, the biggest discrepancy has...
  • Journalism is a thing of the past

    11/08/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/8/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “Who did you vote for in the last election?” a senior female colleague asked me when I first entered the English Department of a Chicago area community college! Thankfully, in this case, I just had received tenure, because had I not, I very well would have been drummed out of their University of Chicago ghetto of political correctness when that crap all started, way back in the late 1960’s. “We don’t teach that any more. . .that’s old fashioned,” a minority female professor told me late in my teaching career. Horror of horrors, I still required my students to spell...
  • Nastiness threatens online reader comments (Liberals don't like being told they suck)

    11/07/2015 12:58:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies ^ | 11/7/2015 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that. In the face of rising vitriol -- attacks, bigotry and general nastiness -- news organizations are increasingly throwing in the towel on online comments. Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." It instead began taking "letters to the editor" to be screened by staff. Vox Media's online news site The Verge said in July it was "turning off comments...
  • Yesterday Trump called Politico dishonest. Today he is spreading their Ben Carson lie.

    11/06/2015 11:58:15 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 305 replies
    Red State ^ | October 6, 2015 | southernconstitutionalist
    RedState's own Leon Wolf did a great job exposing the Politico story about Ben Carson and West Point as a lie. Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel is also churning out great information on Twitter regarding the story. I want to focus on what Donald Trump is doing with the story, however. Yesterday, November 5, Donald Trump had this to say about Politico: Look, Politico is so dishonest in so many different things. This Politico website or whatever the hell they call it, I mean, they write about me. We don't deal with them anymore because the level of dishonesty is...
  • It's time to start calling the media what it really is...

    11/06/2015 4:19:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    This is in response to the Ben Carson trumped up scandal du jour. Some time ago I did this graphic on the MSM, and it couldn't be more true today.
  • Canada: Maclean’s puts Muslim terrorist who killed American ( Christopher Speer ) on cover of mag

    11/05/2015 2:36:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 5, 2015 | creeping
    Rinelle Harper was left for dead on a Winnipeg riverbank, beaten and sexually assaulted. Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo, captured in 2002 by American forces in Afghanistan and charged with war crimes. Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Somali criminals, and held hostage for 460 days. The three Canadians have little in common, beyond the recognition of their names from the news. But they have each suffered immensely more than most of us can understand. ... She became a symbol for racist violence against Aboriginal women - though her alleged attacker was himself Aboriginal. That girl on the right is...
  • Lib Media Types Live in a Bubble Where They Cannot Accept Defeat on Issues

    11/04/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, in this Washington Post story about the sweeping Republican victory, there is a warning paragraph to all of us. There's Ron Fournier. Ron Fournier... Because Matt Bevin was elected governor, Ron Fournier is in sheer panic today. Well, because Hillary's not doing well. Her trust issues are way down. People don't like her, people don't trust her, and he thinks the Democrats are making the mistake that Hillary can beat anybody just 'cause she's Hillary, just 'cause she's a Clinton, just 'cause she's got a Democrat with a (D) next to her name on the ballot....
  • The weird thing about Obama making fun of the GOP for standing up to liberal bias

    11/04/2015 11:22:57 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-4-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Conservative-Media Revolution Forced the MSM to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity

    11/04/2015 10:40:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/4/2015 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too. But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was...
  • The Republicans Debate the Media and Win

    11/04/2015 9:19:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Arthur Shaper
    OK, I judged a little harshly the debate process. Talk does matter, when it fights and wins. What I saw from the October 28th, 2015 debate was much better. Ten Republicans fought against the media, rather than the Media pitting ten Republicans against each other. How much longer will it take for conservatives on the national stage to recognize that they are in a war, and not just with President Obama and his regressive political class? This is not a fight about how much of the government will we cut out of our lives, but whether Americans will embrace the...
  • GMA anchor Lara Spencer posts photo hugging Donald Trump

    11/03/2015 3:51:13 PM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Instagram photo of ABC News' "Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer hugging presidential hopeful Donald Trump is drawing a mix of responses on social media and in real life. In the photo posted Tuesday, Spencer has one arm around Trump's shoulder and the other across his midsection. Trump's hand is on her waist. They are both smiling. Spencer's message that initially accompanied the photo: "Can't beat having the REAL DonaldJTrump on," with a smiley face. Aly Colon, Knight Professor of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University, said the photo and its display online "gives...
  • CNBC Execs in the Tank for Hillary

    11/02/2015 2:49:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | November 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, what did I tell you? Not that you needed to be told, by the way, so patently obvious. Here we go from Breitbart: "CNBC Debate Executive Worked in the Clinton White House for Al Gore." What did I tell you? The very next day I said these are hit people. These are people from the Clinton campaign that ran that CNBC debate. No matter where you go in the media you're gonna run into Clinton hacks. Stephanopoulos is over at ABC, they're everywhere. They're at CNN. Cuomo is over there at CNN. You've got people over...
  • Scarborough: No Republican Has Hosted Network Sunday Show or Newscast in 50 Years

    11/02/2015 5:36:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the CNBC debate debacle, Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant on liberal media bias on today's Morning Joe. He summed things up this way, in challenging the panel: "you can't do it and nobody here can do it: name the single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years: you can not do it." Mark Halperin largely agreed, saying "there's huge liberal media bias." But Mike Barnicle actually claimed that having fair moderators would be a bad...
  • O.C. Register owner files for bankruptcy protection; CEO's group plans bid

    11/01/2015 9:21:16 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2015 | Andrew Khouri
    Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, and its chief executive said he plans to lead a bid to acquire the troubled newspaper company. The Santa Ana-based newspaper firm, which also owns the Riverside Press-Enterprise, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California.
  • CNBC Does the Impossible, Unites Crowded GOP Field

    11/01/2015 8:58:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had a standout moment early in Wednesday night's Republican debate when he went after, not other Republicans, but the CNBC moderators, none of whom appeared to have "any intention of voting in a Republican primary." CNBC's Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli later asked questions a conservative would ask, but the event began with questions from moderators John Harwood, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla that reinforced Republicans' belief that the network is in the Democrats' pocket. The biggest loser of the night: CNBC's credibility. Harwood launched the debate with a gotcha question for billionaire Donald Trump. Personally,...
  • Clarice Feldman: CNBC: Media Matter Less

    11/01/2015 10:23:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This was a great week for those of us who consider the corporate media to be underinformed, partisan, and overly impressed with their own power to shape political affairs. This week CNBCs wretched conduct of the Republican debate hurt the pocketbook of their parent company, Comcast, and gave the entire media a long-deserved black eye while upping the audiences regard for intended victims. If Watergate was the high water mark of the public esteem of journalists, the debate was its Waterloo. Like me, you have to admit that you never expected to hear Carl Bernstein admit the right was correct...
  • GOP Media Takedown: A Recipe for Victory

    10/31/2015 11:27:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Leftists have big egos and can’t tolerate what their own Saul Alinsky prescribed: mockery It’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman. And it helps when that boogeyman is real. When CNBC’s GOP debate moderators couldn’t help but be sanctimonious, supercilious, and self-important Wednesday night, they did more than provoke a response from their intellectual superiors. They did more than further reveal the Establishment Media as a left-wing monolith, further discredit themselves, and further cement in minds that they’re comic-book versions of journalists. They quite literally revealed a strategy for GOP...
  • The Drive-Bys Aren’t Embarrassed by the CNBC Debate

    10/30/2015 1:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | October 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mr. Snerdley, the Official Program Observer, is asking me if I still think that they're not embarrassed by it. I actually don't. Now, I have to tell you that I'm basing that solely on my knowledge of who they are, not anything that's happened since. I don't know. I've not tuned in CNBC since this happened. I've not heard Harwood or Becky Quick or Carl Quintanilla. I've not heard them say a word since the debate. I haven't sought 'em out. I haven't read anything... I just know them, Harwood especially. You cannot have the kind of arrogance these...
  • Exclusive: GOP campaigns plot revolt against RNC

    10/30/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Exclusive: GOP campaigns plot revolt against RNC The Sunday evening meeting comes after an eruption of complaints by the candidates about the debates. Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party’s messy debate process — and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee. Not invited to the meeting: Anyone from the RNC, which many candidates have openly criticized in the hours since Wednesday’s CNBC debate in Boulder, Colorado — a chaotic, disorganized affair that was widely panned by political observers. On Thursday, many...
  • Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising for Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 9:02:34 AM PDT · by 100American · 4 replies ^ | Oct. 29 2015, 10:51 a.m. | Lee Fang
    Over the last two presidential debates, both Democratic and Republican candidates have asserted that the television news media is biased and has done a poor job informing voters of the most pressing issues in the election. And while their focus is on things like the type of questions asked by debate moderators, they are overlooking much clearer signs of potential conflicts of interest. Fundraising disclosures released this month and in July reveal that lobbyists for media companies are raising big money for establishment presidential candidates, particularly Hillary Clinton. The giant media companies that shape much of the coverage of the...
  • The conservative war on the mainstream media hit a new phase at the GOP debate

    10/29/2015 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2015 | By Philip Bump
    The Republican Party's relationship with the media reached an inevitable new stage during the debate on Wednesday night. Thanks in part to CNBC's clumsy handling of the event and in part to the long-term and increasing rejection of traditional media on the right, presidential candidates were able to skate past legitimate critiques by claiming bias — with the audience enthusiastically cheering them on. Three moments in particular were worth picking out. Most obvious was Ted Cruz's have-you-no-shame upbraiding of the questions asked by the network's moderators. Asked about his opposition to the budget deal being finalized in Washington this week,...
  • What Ted Cruz Did in Wednesday’s Debate Was So Much More Than an Applause Line

    10/29/2015 9:39:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/2015 | Walter Hudson
    In one moment, Senator Ted Cruz managed to do what no other candidate for the Republican nomination for president has done to this point: unite Republicans. He did so by pushing back against the ridiculously biased questions presented by CNBC moderators. The Hollywood Reporter transcribes: “The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” said the U.S. senator from Texas, instantly earning applause.“This is not a cage match,” he continued. “Look at the questions. ‘Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain;’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math;’ ‘John...
  • What if a Democratic National Socialist debate was like the treatment given the GOP on CNBC?

    10/29/2015 7:43:25 AM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Mrs. Clinton: Why Should anyone trust a proven Liar such as yourself in the nation's highest office? Mrs. Clinton: How is your socialist national agenda Different from Mr. Obama's socialist national agenda? Please be specific and explain why that agenda wouldn't be an unmitigated disaster as it has every time in the past. Mrs. Clinton: If you don't have to obey the rule of law, please explain why anyone else has to? Mrs. Clinton: What is the point of Intergalactic Background Checks if not for registration and Confiscation? Mr. Sanders: Please cite a Real World example (i.e. Not a small...
  • Scarborough Calls Harwood 'Embarrassing,' Predicts 'I'll Get in Trouble' for Criticism

    10/29/2015 5:39:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tuning into Morning Joe today, the question on this NewsBusters' mind was whether, given that MNSBC and CNBC are corporate cousins, Joe Scarborough would have the guts to go after John Harwood. He did. In at least three segments this morning, Scarborough criticized Harwood for what he called his "embarrassing" performance as moderator of the GOP debate last night. Scarborough's repeated criticism on Harwood's blatant anti-GOP bias led Joe at one point to ruefully observe "I'm sure I'll get in trouble for saying this." View the video here.
  • Cruz Tears into Moderators, Lights Up in Third Debate

    10/28/2015 9:35:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 89 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    BOULDER, Colo. — In easily his most animated moment on the debate stage since he launched his presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz excoriated moderators of the third GOP presidential debate Wednesday night."This is not a cage match," the Texas Republican said. "And you look at the questions — 'Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?' 'Ben Carson, can you do math?' 'John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?' 'Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?' 'Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?"Cruz's media criticism drew loud applause at...