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  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • The Lesson in MSM's Response to Rudy

    02/28/2015 3:59:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 2-28-15 | Lloyd Marcus
    A week or so ago, the MSM wanted Rudy Giuliani boiled in oil for daring to question Obama's love for America. They were shocked and outraged. How dare Rudy be so rude to Obama? They ran to Republicans for comments, hoping they would throw Rudy under the bus. As I watched the MSM go nuts over Rudy's “rudeness”, I thought, give me a break. This man (Obama) just unlawfully took over the internet. Obama refuses to acknowledge the radical Islamic Holy War and slaughter of Christians. ISIS publicly raped a three-year-old girl. Women are forced to divorce their husbands to...
  • Pastoral Strategies in a News-Cycle Age

    02/27/2015 1:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 27, 2015 | Robert Royal
    Kudos to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who, in liberal San Francisco, instructed his Catholic schoolteachers last week to teach and to act publicly in harmony with Catholicism. Imagine: expecting Catholic institutions and their employees to behave as if they were Catholic. The pushback from the media and “concerned” politicians was predictable. But as you may have noticed, they’re pretty much all already off chasing the next ambulance, and the question is fading from view.There’s a crucial lesson here. The archbishop – or any Church prelate these days – should follow the playbook of the savvier sort of politicians (on this one...
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

    02/27/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | February 27, 2015 | Matt Taibbi
    "....Scott Walker as a political performer is pretty uninspiring. He doesn't have George Bush's pretzel-mouthed Texas charm or Sarah Palin's hockey Mom magnetism. He can't fall back on an ethnic American dream parable like the one Marco Rubio can run on. He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat...."
  • Michael Gerson: In matters of faith, Scott Walker’s lack of grace is embarrassing

    02/27/2015 2:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Gerson
    When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Barack Obama’s patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. “I’ve never asked him, so I don’t know,” he said. And about Obama’s Christianity: “I’ve never asked him that.”Walker quickly found his pitch unequal to the presidential big leagues. His argument can’t be generalized into a rule. I have never met Billy Graham, for example, but I’m pretty sure what he believes. As political attacks go, this one is particularly heavy-handed—the equivalent of saying: As far as I know, my opponent is not a swindler and a degenerate....
  • Scott Walker: I will not take the media's bait [Politico’s Glenn Thrush's head explodes]

    02/26/2015 10:53:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Gov. Scott Walker refuses to let the media dictate the conversation. “There has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues the Democrats don't face," the potential GOP presidential candidate wrote Wednesday in an op-ed for USA Today. "As a result, when we refuse to take the media's bait, we suffer." The Wisconsin Republican's commentary comes on the heels of comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who questioned whether President Obama “loves America” during a private dinner featuring Walker. Since then, the media...
  • Lessons from Scott Walker's National Media Baptism [strategists' handbook for GOP dummies]

    02/26/2015 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    RCP - Real Clear Politics ^ | February 26, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns, Congressional Reporter
    "........ Here is their joint wisdom, pooled in a kind of Communications 101 crash course—a guide for first-time candidates. Media Bias: Get Over ItIn a pitch this week, Walker encouraged supporters to help him fight back against “the clueless and mindless journalistic herd.” The Republican National Committee argued journalists are asking less relevant questions of GOP candidates than they are of Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton and Democrats should have to answer for comments made by other Democrats, the RNC said. “If you’re a Republican, you’ve got to know you’re going to be held to a double standard,” RNC Communications Director...
  • My Scott Walker Column (And A Response To Ed Morrissey)

    02/26/2015 1:16:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, Senior Contributor
    ".......More to the point, I take issue with his suggestion that I think “Republicans had better work with the media.” It is true that I don’t believe the media are inherently evil or “out to get you.” But I also think — and this is important for candidates to know — that the press are not your friends. Ed’s framing, I think, implies I support what might be thought of as collaboration or appeasement. But what Walker did was (inadvertently) work with the media — in the sense that he played right into their hands. He made this an irresistible...
  • Obama Administration Embeds "Government Researchers" To Monitor Media Organizations

    02/25/2015 5:44:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    [T]he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly. The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
  • ‘Everyone Must Reject Giuliani’s Comment’ - The media's ideological ritual of denunciation and purge

    02/25/2015 12:36:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ira Straus
    In principle, there is no point at which the purge can stop — not until the entire discourse space has been purged, and people throughout it have been set eternally on edge to denounce any reappearance of the expurgated thoughts. ‘I do not believe that the president loves America.” So said the mayor who stood for America in the days after 9/11. It would be worth asking how many Americans think Giuliani’s observation is true, and discussing whether, and to what extent, it is in fact true. It is plainly a legitimate question. It would be dangerous for the fate...
  • The left made Scott Walker a candidate, the press is turning him into a force

    02/25/2015 5:57:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    While the members of the press are busily congratulating themselves for having “gotcha-ed” Scott Walker on a variety of matters utterly unrelated to his ability to serve as commander-in-chief, the governor of Wisconsin is quietly consolidating the support of Republican voters ahead of 2016. According to a new Quinnipiac University survey of the Hawkeye State, Walker leads a pack of 12 prospective Republican candidates ahead of the 2016 caucuses with a full 25 percent. This is the second poll to show nearly a quarter of Iowa’s Republican caucus-goers backing Walker. Last week, the GOP firm Gravis Marketing found Walker netting...
  • Scott Walker drives media to madness -

    02/25/2015 1:47:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2015 | S. E. Cupp
    And when the questions are this far afield, this cartoonish, this ridiculous, Republicans and Democrats alike should commend a politician whose response is, like most of ours would be, “Huh?”As a member of the political press, I have to say, the media’s recent attempts at exposing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as an unsuitable presidential candidate have been nothing short of embarrassing. If you were dropped into America from Mars — nay, Canada! — you’d have the distinct impression that we only elected amateur psychologists, who were required to peer into the soul of some guy named Barack Obama, who is...
  • Why couldn't Scott Walker agree that President Obama is a Christian?

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias”) offers this exegesis: “Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. It’s like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesn’t know is not a ‘No.’ " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and it’s the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that “Obama is a...
  • Othering Campaign: Political Wire's Goddard Mocks Walker Christian Faith

    02/24/2015 1:33:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    Bigotry is borne of ignorance and the nasty snark the Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard launched at Scott Walker’s Christian faith Tuesday is a perfect example of a secular leftist who finds everyday Christianity freakish. Sadly, it is also the result of a media environment where bigoted attacks on the faith against conservatives are becoming more and more acceptable.
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 51 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • Scott Walker’s insidious agnosticism [Another liberal's "brain" explodes]

    02/24/2015 10:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    ".......But even when prompted with the facts, Walker — in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting — persisted, saying, “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” and, “I’ve never asked him that,” and, “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that.” This is an intriguing standard. I’ve never had a conversation with Walker about whether he’s a cannibal, a eunuch, a sleeper cell for the Islamic State, a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome or a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. By Walker’s logic,...
  • The Media's Slimy Assault on Gov. Walker

    02/24/2015 6:39:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I'm not sure which is more absurd, for the media to be up in arms about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's statement that he doesn't believe that President Obama loves America or for them to mug Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for declining to weigh in on the subject. Many of us have been speculating for years about Obama's affinity for this country as founded. He promised to fundamentally transform this nation -- something he wouldn't have done if he embraced the American idea. There is so much evidence that Obama has a different feeling about America than all of...
  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:04:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2015 | PAUL H.B. SHIN and CHRIS GOOD
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans."
  • David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly

    02/24/2015 6:40:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Hugh Hewitt grills David Corn of Mother Jones on his claim that then-CBS News correspondent Bill O'Reilly exaggerated the capacity of his involvement in covering the Falklands War. DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: As Joe Walsh said, do the show, go play it straight, he’ll play fair. But you’re asking me questions you didn’t ask Bill O’Reilly. HUGH HEWITT, HOST: If you… DC: So you know, I’m given you one more… HH: Here’s Eric Engberg… DC: If you want to talk about the article or not, Hugh, because I’ve got better things to do than help you fill time on the...
  • The Media’s Embarrassing Scott Walker Spectacle [Media, heal thyself.]

    02/24/2015 12:23:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charles C. Cooke
    "..........On Vox last week, Jenée Desmond-Harris blamed many of America’s ills on “unconscious racism,” which, she suggests, is “also known as implicit bias.” There is a regnant idea in America, Desmond-Harris contends, that is “so deeply entrenched that many of us aren’t aware that we hold it — that white is better than black.” This point was echoed by Nicholas Kristof in Saturday’s New York Times. Directly addressing “white men,” Kristof submitted that because all human beings are “prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences,” “bias remains widespread in ways that systematically benefit both whites and men.” In both cases,...
  • Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    02/23/2015 10:09:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 23. 2015 | Eriq Gardner
    The National Association of African-American Owned Media alleges that Sharpton and other advocates have been bought off. Even though the FCC hasn't yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media. The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December. This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC on...
  • MSNBC shake-up: Al Sharpton to lose nightly show (spox says left-wing TV a goner)

    02/23/2015 7:46:59 AM PST · by Liz · 90 replies
    rollingOut.com ^ | 2/23/15 | MO BARNES
    The Brian Williams suspension has caused a shake-up at MSNBC. The Daily Beast is reporting that Rev. Al Sharpton may lose his nightly time slot. “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” has aired since 2011 and has had a successful run. At issue is a steady slide in viewership....Chris Hayes is to be replaced by the “Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow moves from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m., while a search is underway for a new host for the vacant time slot. Sharpton’s show is rumored to be moving from nightly 6 p.m. to weekend-only. Sharpton attracts a solid 35 percent Black...
  • Nobody Loves a Vacillating, Wishy-Washy Scott Walker [he's gotten under their skin]

    02/23/2015 6:49:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | February 23, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    My take on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a presidential candidate is that he’s enviably capable of having it both ways: an acceptable-to-the-GOP-establishment figure who’s also exciting to the conservative base because (a) his blue-state context makes him look more radical than would similar positions and behaviors in a red state, and (b) his electoral record in Wisconsin gives him an electability argument based on confrontation rather than compromise or outreach. But even before officially announcing a presidential run, Walker’s showing signs of stepping on his own image of relative ideological moderation (essential to his Establishment acceptability and MSM approbation)...
  • Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

    02/22/2015 4:02:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 67 replies
    Financial Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Shannon Bond in New York and Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles
    With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a generation of young Americans that used to turn to television for entertainment is finding its fix elsewhere. They are watching on-demand services, such as Netflix and Hulu and the BBC iPlayer but turning off “linear” TV, or tuning in at a set time on a set channel. This migration has been gradual but is starting to show up in the quarterly results of some of the world’s biggest media companies — and investors are beginning to notice.
  • The Washington Post played ‘gotcha’ with Scott Walker (and lost)

    02/22/2015 6:13:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    It’s all fun and games until someone gets smacked down The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Dan Balz interviewed Scott Walker yesterday. Of everything they had opportunity to ask, they chose to ask Walker whether he thought Obama was a Christian. How Walker’s opinion on the matter is remotely relevant or newsworthy is unclear to normal people, who expect the press to do that whole “truth to power” thing. Walker, seemingly unamused by the obscure religion question, responded appropriately, saying he “didn’t know.” [BIG SNIP] Because Walker did not play by their rules, he was isolated (rhetorically isolated, anyway) from...
  • Why are Americans confused about Obama's religion?

    02/22/2015 3:22:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2015 | Byron York
    "..........In June,2012, Gallup asked,"Do you happen to know the religious faith of Barack Obama?" Forty-four percent said they did not know,while 36 percent said he is a Christian, 11 percent said he is a Muslim, and eight percent said he has no religion. The "don't know" group included 36 percent of Democrats.(A larger number of Republicans, 47 percent, said they didn't know Obama's religion,as did 46 percent of independents.).............Whenever the issue pops up, Obama's most ardent supporters are quick to blame conservative media for misperceptions about Obama's religion. But it's possible something in Obama's public presentation of himself has also...
  • WaPo To Walker: Do You Think Obama Is A Christian? Loves America? Is a patriot?

    02/22/2015 2:11:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2015 | Scott Greer
    The 2016 presidential campaign might’ve just witnessed the most outlandish question posed to a potential candidate yet Saturday. In an interview with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Robert Costa, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked whether he believes Barack Obama is a Christian. Walker immediately responded with, “I don’t know,” which served as the Post’s headline for the reporters’ hard-hitting examination of the possible 2016 contender. Walker went on to clarify his response in the interview. “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, in a voice Balz and Costa noted was “calm...
  • The comedian Barack Obama, a history [pithy in the face of criticism]

    02/21/2015 11:17:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2015 | By The Hill Staff -- [late Valentine kisses]
    Even before he was president, Barack Obama enjoyed showing off his sense of humor. Since getting elected to the White House, President Obama has joked with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, done off-center interviews for Buzzfeed and YouTube and played ball with an interviewer who jokingly asked him, “What’s it like to be the last black president?” The wacky, funny asides have earned Obama plenty of negative attention, but they’ve also drawn a lot of focus to his policies. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the career of Barack Obama, comedian: Nov. 3, 2007:...
  • Rubio Schools Republicans On How to Handle MSM's Gotcha' Questions

    02/21/2015 2:57:00 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 21, 2015 | Rip Curl
    In the 2016 campaign, presidential candidates are, apparently, going to be responsible for what other candidates say and, what the heck, anything a former politician of the same party might say -- even if he last won office nearly 20 years ago.* ... (* Applies only to Republicans.)
  • NBC's Brian Williams resigns from Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 8:50:09 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON — Suspended NBC news anchor Brian Williams has resigned his long-time position on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board of directors, the group announced on its website. Williams had since 2006 served in the position on the foundation board, an outreach group formed by Medal of Honor recipients that is designed to perpetuate the award’s legacy, according to an undated statement by co-chairmen Jack Jacobs and Bruce Whitman, as well as President and CEO Ron Rand. The foundation said Thursday it could not immediately provide Stars and Stripes with information on Williams’ reason for the resignation, or when...
  • Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him [angry they can't box him in]

    02/20/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Rudy Giuliani did this week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender...... And Walker, just a few seats away, said . . . nothing. Asked the next morning on CNBC about Giuliani’s words, the presidential aspirant was spineless: “The mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on what the President thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well. I’ll tell you, I love America. There are plenty of people, Democrat, Republican, independent, and in between who love this country.” But did he agree with Giuliani? “I’m in New...
  • Top 10 (Leftist) Astroturfers

    02/18/2015 6:24:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.* TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS 1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown2. Media Matters for America3. University of California Hastings Professor...
  • Scott Walker is a conservative hero, and liberals have themselves to blame for it

    02/18/2015 5:54:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Fix - Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Whether it's unions or universities, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has waged a number of huge fights -- symbolic and otherwise -- with liberals. So far, the fights have only served to bolster his credentials among national conservatives who like nothing more than a Republican willing to poke liberals in the eye. And now New York Times columnist Gail Collins has thrown Walker another hanging curveball by which to bash liberals and shine in the eyes of conservatives. In a recent column widely derided as a "hit piece" by conservatives, Collins centered on Walker's breakout speech in Iowa, declaring that...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • Obama is Not the Only Problem (Long Article)

    02/16/2015 10:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Hey readers, this one’s too long. Deal with it. There’s too much going on. He gets away with what he does—just one example: “You can keep your plan and your health care will cost $2,500 less!” ...SURPRISE!! “You can’t keep your plan and it costs $3,00 more!!!--because the traitorous media doesn't chase him down on a damn thing. The revolution has got to start with changing the liars behind the cameras.ISIS on the march in Iraq. Al Qaeda swallowing Yemen. Exactly as Barack Hussein Obama wants it. In future decades, historians will marvel how his agenda was so hidden in...
  • Brian Williams Tried, Failed To Secure Promise To Return To The Nightly News in 6 Months

    02/12/2015 2:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | AVID MCCORMACK
    Full Title:Brian Williams Tried and Failed to Secure a Promise That He Would Definitely Return to the Nightly News in Six Months, Claim NBC Insiders Williams failed to receive any assurance from bosses that he will be able to walk back into his old job when his six month suspension is done Anchor has so far failed to comment but may now attempt to negotiate a settlement deal to leave NBC rather than wait til August Williams had favored a short suspension that would allow him to maintain his position as managing editor 'That was never going to happen,' said...
  • Attkisson: Brian Williams War Story 'Strangely' Similar to Hillary Clinton on Bosnia

    02/12/2015 7:27:36 AM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Sharyl Attkisson knows a thing or two about media bias.  After all, it was Attkisson who blew the lid off CBS's blatant bias favoring the president and his administration in her recent book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington.   On Monday, Attkisson appeared  on The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV, and told him she couldn’t understand how Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and presidential candidate, could withstand such a scandal, while NBC News anchor Brian Williams may not. Attkisson was a reporter acommpanying Hillary Clinton in...
  • Brian Williams for President? - Honesty as the real issue in 2016

    02/12/2015 5:04:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The statement from NBC News President Deborah Turness was blunt and to the point. Among other things it said this in the announcement the network was suspending NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay:While on Nightly News on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.In addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside...
  • The Girls Cast and Brian Williams Discuss the Premiere’s Shocking Sex Scene

    01/13/2015 6:41:45 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 54 replies
    Vulture ^ | 1/11/15 | Renatta Sellitti
    Always game to push the boundaries of the portrayal of awkward sex on television, merely a few short minutes into Girls’ fourth season, Lena Dunham managed to up the squirm factor by tossing in some unexpected butt play between Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). We caught up with the cast (and Brian Williams) at the season four premiere and asked them — as delicately as we could — their thoughts on the soon-to-be-infamous sex scene.
  • Does Brian Williams's incestuous voyeurism trump lying?

    02/11/2015 10:04:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    What parent would cozy up with his daughter to watch her in a graphic sex scene? Brian Williams did. As the mainstream media erupts over Williams’ fish tales about downed helicopters, dead bodies floating in flood-swamped streets of New Orleans and burning puppies, another one of news anchor’s bizarre behaviors is going unnoticed. If NBC is embarrassed by its managing editor's fibs, what about Williams’s kinky voyeurism when it comes to his actress-daughter's explicit sex-capades on HBO? Katrina and helicopter lies are only the tip of the iceberg. Williams is not only a liar, he looks to be one sick...
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • Dear NBC News: So, What About Rev. Al Sharpton's Suspension?

    02/11/2015 10:41:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 11, 2015
    In light of Brian Williams sanction, MSNBC host's lies deserve review With its swift and severe punishment of Brian Williams, NBCUniversal declared yesterday that it will not stand for on-air talent lying to viewers. Now that the media conglomerate has delineated that bright line, when does the Rev. Al Sharpton’s suspension without pay begin?
  • NBC Reportedly Has ‘Dossier’ of Brian Williams Lies; Investigating His Expense Accounts

    02/11/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 11th, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    there are a lot of Brian Williams fabrications. Like, a lot. And yesterday’s suspension of the anchor over revelations that he exaggerated stories from the Iraq War allegedly stemmed from a larger internal investigation at NBC, with enough findings to compile a full dossier and enough allegations to prompt an overview of his expense accounts. ... sources at NBC say that Williams’ history of stretching the truth was well-known, and NBC execs had tried to curb his habits for the past decade: ... NBC was also investigating his expense accounts for reasons unknown
  • Scarborough Shocked by Snark Over 'Straight' Brian Williams—But Shoudn't Be

    02/11/2015 5:29:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough is shocked by the outpouring of "sheer hatred, snarkiness and snideness" directed at Brian Williams. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough drew a contrast between himself, who as an opinion person has to expect much criticism, and Williams, who he claimed reported the news in a "straight" way. But as Newsbusters and our parent MRC has carefully documented, Williams has been anything but a "straight" reporter of the news. Like so many of his MSM brethren, Williams had a distinctly liberal slant. View the video here.
  • [Lanny] Davis: Brian Williams — lie or real mistake? [cover for Hillary's "memory distortions?"]

    02/11/2015 4:33:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Lanny Davis
    The issue for me regarding the Brian Williams controversy is whether he made a mistake or intentionally misled people by making a claim he knew was false, i.e., lied. To conclude that a mistake is actually a lie requires a lot of proof. Otherwise, if there is a possible explanation of an honest memory mistake, I give the person the benefit of the doubt. Williams said that in 2003, he was in a helicopter forced down by enemy fire — a mistaken recollection, as he told Stars and Stripes on Feb. 4. He said that the mistake was a result...
  • Why NBC’s suspension is Brian Williams’ last hope for remaining anchor

    02/11/2015 2:07:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    NBC Universal tried to save Brian Williams’ job last night—and that’s why he was suspended for six months. The company finally had to stop the bleeding, to halt the hemorrhaging of its own credibility along with that of its franchise player. The brass slowly came to realize that Williams had to be punished, and significantly, for the sin of fabricating a story about his 2003 trip to Iraq. The betting is that with Lester Holt handling “Nightly News” for six months, things will cool off—the country will have moved on to some other outrage—and Williams will be able to return...
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • NBC News: Brian Williams suspended for 6 months without pay

    02/10/2015 4:59:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2014
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay following his false claims about an experience he had during the Iraq war, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced Tuesday night. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," Turness wrote in a memo to staff. "We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News."
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • Brian Williams’ rescue plan crumbles as friends plead for mercy

    02/10/2015 9:44:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The atmosphere surrounding Brian Williams has turned so toxic that it’s not clear when—or even if—he’ll be able to return to the anchor chair. The original plan—Williams apologizes, takes himself off the air for a few days, schmoozes with Letterman, and slides back into his job—has crumbled. The apology was weak and inaccurate, too fleeting to heal the wound over telling a lie about his chopper in Iraq having been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. His statement that he had decided as managing editor to suspend himself made it look like nobody at NBC is in charge, that he is...