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  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Nate Silver Rips Thomas Friedman: Not Much 'Original Thinking'

    03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | John Nolte
    Five-Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver mocked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as a "hedgehog" who "only knows one thing." When asked to describe what a hedgehog is, Silver pointed to Friedman specifically and the op-ed columnists at the Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal: ... They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can...
  • Media Silence Explained?: Soros Fingerprints On FCC Newsroom Probe

    02/22/2014 7:34:50 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | John Nolte
    The real mystery behind the FCC's now abandoned "study" to police American newsrooms is why the mainstream media refused to raise holy hell over it. While Obama's lapdogs refused to bark, it was conservative media who fought for newsroom independence and got the FCC to finally back down. Other than the media's natural obedience to Obama, the fact that the fingerprints of left-wing billionaire George Soros have been found on the FCC study might also help to explain the media's silence. ... The media's hands-off policy with Soros is nothing new ... The mainstream media not only shares Soros' hard-left...
  • Michigan: Iranian Sanaz Nezami Savagely Beaten By Islamic Husband – Family Watches Death Online

    01/06/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Sanaz Nezami was a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She was 27-years-old and newly married to Nima Nassiri, an Islamic man from Los Angeles. This tragic story broke on January 1st. The AP whitewashed the story. USA Today’s story read “Woman’s Tragic Death Leads Nurses To Bond With Her Family Overseas.” The title is correct, but the truth about what happened to the brilliant young woman, who could speak three languages, is much darker. She died at the hands of her Islamic husband, in what was most obviously an honor killing. Why does the...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Shovels His Own Walk & Throws Snow in the Street… Which Is Illegal (Video)

    01/06/2014 7:32:59 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It was only his fourth day on the job and already he’s breaking the law. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was filmed shoveling his sidewalk this week. The media loved it. He was shoveling his walk and throwing the snow in the street. He also was breaking the law. It is illegal to throw your snow in the street in New York City.
  • When Heroes Disappoint

    12/30/2013 10:04:51 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 6 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/30/2013 | Shout Bits
    Among the steadily dwindling justifications for paying a cable bill remains Fox News's Journal Editorial Report. The weekly half hour commentary features the brightest political minds. With faces and personalities meant for print, the brain power of this bunch carries the show. Lead by Paul Gigot, but with a brain after-burner in Kim Strassel, this is a political enthusiast's best TV program. With such high regard, last week's program was the let-down of the year. Dan Henninger starts with a misunderstanding of the Lance Armstrong affair. Henninger opined that Armstrong's cheating was a "miss" of note for 2013. Maybe he...
  • MEDIA SCANDAL: CBS News Quietly Edits Shaun Boyd Story Exposing Fractivist National Ties (Colorado)

    11/19/2013 7:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 18, 2013
    On Election Day this year, CBS4′s Shaun Boyd had a story detailing the true intentions of the national environmentalist groups pushing fracking bans in four northern Colorado towns. The article contained an admission from local fractivists that national groups seeking a total ban on fracking in Colorado were driving their campaign. But the fractivists were successful in getting their admissions and national connections stricken from the story by lobbying higher ups at CBS. Sources say Shaun Boyd is none too pleased with the edits. The current version of the story lacks a quote from Water Defense, a national environmental group...
  • Unrepentant Terrorist Ayers' Book Bombs, Despite MSNBC Support

    11/01/2013 1:07:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 31 Oct 2013
    Unrepentant domestic terrorist and President Obama’s “friend from the neighborhood” Bill Ayers has received a warm welcome for his new book, Public Enemy, on MSNBC... hosts fawned over him. ... From October 6 through October 20, Ayers sold a grand total of 467 copies of his book. By contrast, Mark Levin’s Ameritopia sold 56,756 copies in its debut week in 2012.
  • CBS Doesn’t Mention Jackson Jr. is a Democrat in Story About His Sentencing

    08/14/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 14, 2013
    CBS’ This Morning omitted the fact that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is a Democrat during a story Wednesday about the disgraced politician’s sentencing for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to spending nearly $750,000 in campaign funds on items like mink coats and a Rolex. His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced on a related charge of failing to report about $600,000 in taxable income.
  • Tampa Bay Times Criticizes Removal of Illegal Voters from Florida Voter Rolls

    08/08/2013 5:54:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    MT ^ | August 08, 2013 | James Taylor
    The Tampa Bay Times this week resumed its attacks on Florida state officials for enforcing existing law by removing non-citizens and convicted felons from Florida voting rolls. On August 3, the Times published an article, “Renewed ‘scrub’ of Florida voter list has elections officials on edge.” The article quoted local election officials who object to doing the work required to maintain the integrity of local voter rolls. Revealing a lack of objectivity, the article did not quote any elected officials who support efforts to ensure that illegal votes do not cancel out the votes of legal voters. Adding additional bias...
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Our View: Another “Unbiased Journalist” Joins Hick Public Relations Team ( Colorado )

    08/02/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Fortunately (and unfortunately), Democrat elected officials in Colorado aren’t even trying to hide their incestuous relationship with the –ahem – “unbiased” media anymore. In an un-surprising twist of staffing fate, Governor John Hickenlooper announced this week that yet another “unbiased” member of the Denver journalism cabal is joining his staff – and for a basement bargain annual salary of just $130,000. That’s right. Mr. Maximillian Potter will join Hickenlooper’s staff as a Senior Media Advisor after parting ways with 5280: Denver’s Magazine last month. Presumably, Potter got a chance to know Hickenlooper when researching a glowing profile piece he did...
  • Associated Press Refuses to Comment on Demand for Concealed Weapon Permit Lists

    07/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Media Trackers Montana ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ron Catlett
    The Associated Press (AP) is refusing to comment on why it requested that the Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) give it a list of the names and personal information of every concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder in the state... Montana’s Republican Attorney General Tim Fox had denied requests by the AP and a Boston media outfit called MuckRock News for all information pertaining to the state’s CWP holders. Fox cited concerns that the width and breadth of the requests violated CWP holders’ “reasonable expectation of privacy” guaranteed by the Montana Constitution... AP reporter Matt Gouras formally requested the information on...
  • Now That Barack Obama Lectured Us on Trayvon Martin Will He Talk About Marley Lion?

    07/20/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012. He was 17. His life and death has been ignored by the national media. Marley was white. His killers were black. Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood. There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him. Unfortunately, some deaths are more important than others. ... Marley is a victim of black gang violence. Violent crime against white Americans was up 18% last year.
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • NY Times Honors Muslim Who Believes Apostates from Islam Should Be Killed...In America

    06/19/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On September 10, 2010, the day before our enormous freedom rally at Ground Zero protesting the Ground Zero victory mega-mosque, the New York Times profiled a Muslim named Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam, who had no place to pray. The whole story was a subtle advertisement for the Ground Zero mega-mosque. But as it turns out, Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam is not quite the "moderate" that the leftist NYT dhimmis assumed he was, but calls openly for the murder of apostates from Islam -- here in the U.S. Here again we see The NY Times legitimizing and norming the most extreme voices. They...
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: “He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
  • Ouch! Huffington Post Slams Chris Hayes as 'Dead Raccoon' on MSNBC

    06/03/2013 7:43:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | June 03, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC’s ratings are so bad that even The Huffington Post is slamming its decline. On their media page, Olivia Nuzzi wrote an article titled “MSNBC: ‘All In’ or ‘All Over’?” “MSNBC has hit a ratings low in primetime not seen since the days that the network still carried a show hosted by raspy-voiced Fox News refugee Rita Cosby,” Nuzzi wrote. Especially disappointing were the 8pm ratings of "pleasant but exceedingly dry" Chris Hayes after they put Ed Schultz out to pasture on the weekends: Chris Hayes' new 8 PM lynchpin show has lost a third of the audience Ed Schultz...
  • ABC’s ‘This Week’ Moving Out of the Newseum, Al Jazeera America Moving In

    05/21/2013 9:54:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    TV Newser ^ | May 21, 2013 | Merrill Knox
    The studio space at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. is changing hands, Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton reports. Next month, ABC’s “This Week” will vacate the space and return to the network’s Washington bureau, and Al Jazeera America will move in. ... Al Jazeera America, which B&C reports will have both office space and editing facilities in the Newseum, is preparing for its launch later this year. The network recently hired Adam May, a local reporter from Baltimore, as a D.C.-based national correspondent.
  • News Anchor Who Complained of IRS Harassment 'Off the Air'

    05/17/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2013 | John Nolte
    Larry Connors, the KMOV anchor who asked Barack Obama some tough questions about his family's vacation habits and claimed earlier this week that he might have been harassed by the IRS as a result, has been taken off the air.
  • Why Does The Old Media Protect Islam?

    04/22/2013 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 25 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 4/22/2013 | Shout Bits
    The Boston terror attack allows one easy conclusion – the Old Media is not afraid to jump the gun on its reporting. The AP could have checked its facts before incorrectly reporting that a bomber was in custody last week; a simple phone call to the police or FBI would have cleared up any confusion. Probably in a race against its competition, the OM did not check its facts and endangered Bostonians who may have thought the threat was over. Other news sources ran the AP's error, but with a caveat that they could not confirm its accuracy. The OM...
  • Roger Ebert – Last Of A Long Lost Breed

    04/08/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 38 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 04/08/2013 | Shout Bits
    Last week famed film critic, Roger Ebert, passed away, having long suffered from Cancer. Vitriol against the dead is unseemly, and Shout Bits does not want to lower itself to the leftists who inevitably will denigrate the late PM Margaret Thatcher, one of the true greats of the 20th Century. Still, Ebert's story cannot be told without understanding his rabid partisan leftism. Especially after he was robbed of the ability to speak, Ebert was famous for his anti-Republican and anti-capitalist screeds. As with Walter Cronkite, Ebert's role has been supplanted by a more egalitarian system that far better serves the...
  • Muslim gang-rapes across Europe under-reported in press

    03/20/2013 1:25:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    dg ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | Katerina Nikolas
    High profile-gang rapes in India have been in the headlines since December. The phenomenon is growing across Europe too, but tends to be under reported due to the high incidence of Muslim perpetrators which makes it politically incorrect to mention. In December 2011 a Swedish mother-of-two was subjected to a brutal gang-rape by 12 Afghan immigrants in a refugee camp . ... The main perpetrator Rafi Bahaduri, 25, had already committed four other rapes in Sweden. The case is not unique. There is a growing trend of gang-rapes perpetrated against white women by Muslim rapists. In the U.K. there has...
  • DOUBLING DOWN: The Colorado Observer Now Has A Bigger DC Presence Than The Denver Post

    03/09/2013 2:21:14 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | March 8, 2013
    With The Denver Post‘s DC reporter, Allison Sherry, under fire for her conflict of interest by dating a member of the Green Lobby without disclosing that to readers, it’s fascinating to see alternative Colorado publications leading the way on coverage of our nation’s capital. News today from The Colorado Observer is that they’ve hired a second Washington, DC -based reporter to cover federal issues and the Colorado congressional delegation. The media environment in Colorado has been weakened ever since the closing of the late, great Rocky Mountain News, virtually allowing Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton to be the sole press...
  • Juan Williams’ plagiarism problem

    03/08/2013 7:53:56 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In a case of apparent plagiarism, Fox News pundit Juan Williams lifted — sometimes word for word — from a Center for American Progress report, without ever attributing the information, for a column he wrote last month for The Hill newspaper. Almost two weeks after publication, the column was quietly revised online, with many of the sections rewritten or put in quotation marks, and this time citing the CAP report. It also included an editor’s note that read: “This column was revised on March 2, 2013, to include previously-omitted attribution to the Center for American Progress.” But that editor’s note...
  • Kirstin Powers: '60 Minutes' Interview 'Was Something You'd Expect From State-Run Media'

    01/28/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | Kirstin Powers
    Liberal Fox News Contributor and Daily Beast columnist Kirstin Powers on the Obama-Hillary Clinton "60 Minutes” interview: “It really was something you’d expect from the state-run media. It was that kind of level of propaganda… This was a joke. You look at it and just not challenging basic things…”
  • Al Gore Declares Mission Accomplished; Gray Lady Hardest Hit

    01/14/2013 9:45:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    pj ^ | January 11th, 2013 | Ed Driscoll
    “Lack of Global Warming Means Cold, Empty Chairs at New York Times Environment Desk,” Jim Lakely writes ... The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated. ... Al Gore has just declared Mission Accomplished for environmentalism? He’s got his $100 payout, and the rest of the world is left wondering why we should care about a religion when its chief practitioner has just signed his non-aggression pact with Big Oil. At...
  • News Flash: Jews Are 'Apes And Pigs.' So Why Is Egypt's Morsi The Elephant In America's Newsrooms?

    01/13/2013 11:11:23 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/11/2013 | Richard Behar
    Last Friday, the sitting president of Egypt – the world’s 15th most populous nation — was exposed for calling Jews “apes and pigs.” And he did it in a TV interview (in Arabic) in 2010, less than two years before he took office. Needless to say, this was HUGE NEWS for American mass media! Only it wasn’t. (Knock, knock, New York Times? Anybody home?) In fact, to be fair to the paper of record, not a single major outlet has covered it. Not AP or Reuters. Not CBS News or CNN. Not Time magazine or U.S. News & World Report....
  • As depth of betrayal sinks in, followers of Al Gore feel confused and misled

    01/12/2013 5:57:39 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    In the history of mankind there are countless instances of cult figures who have lead their followers to ruin and disillusionment. Names like Jim Jones, David Koresh, The Pied Piper, Bernie Madoff, Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a whole host of TV evangelists have done their damage. It was easy for those outside and not sucked in by these hucksters to see the message they peddled defied logic, science and the laws of economics: Alchemy, master race, buy your way into heaven, getting something for nothing, all have that common thread. ... Gore was making hundreds of...
  • Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

    01/08/2013 10:14:38 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 8, 2013 | LINDA STASI
    Just call him Al Gorezeera. Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al...
  • Manassas News & Messenger prints final edition ( Warren Buffett )

    12/31/2012 11:07:35 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | - 1/1/2013 | Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON - The Manassas News & Messenger is no more. The paper printed its final edition after 143 years of covering the news in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park Sunday. The paper's parent company, the Warren Buffett-owned World Media Enterprises, decided to close the paper and its website ... World Media Enterprises purchased the paper, as well as several others, from Media General in June. ... All employees lost their jobs, and
  • Time to Contact Gannett Board For Reaction to Invasion of Privacy to Legal Gun Permit Holders?

    12/29/2012 3:09:11 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday, liberal New York newspaper The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal permit holders in two counties online and in print. If that wasn’t bad enough, this weekend, the Gannett owned Journal News announced that it will publish more names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits in the New York area. Enough is Enough. Two other outlets have posted names and personal contact info for the employees of this Gannett owned paper. Isn’t it about time the Gannett Board of Directors were contacted for their official reaction to this controversial practice? Do these board members...
  • The death of tax reform

    12/09/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6 , 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson,
    The story behind the story is that “tax reform,” as we know it, is dying. During the 1980s, no major piece of legislation better symbolized bipartisan consensus than the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which was regarded by both liberal and conservative experts as the best tax law since World War II. The basic idea was simple: Reduce tax rates and recover lost revenue by ending (or limiting) tax breaks. The struggle between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the “fiscal cliff” indicates that this beneficial consensus has collapsed. Just the opposite is occurring. ... many politicians support...
  • The Washington Post Company Accelerates Payment of 2013 Dividends

    12/07/2012 6:21:14 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec 7, 2012
    The Board of Directors of The Washington Post Company (WPO) today announced ... an accelerated cash dividend ... This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of regular quarterly dividends that the Company otherwise would have declared and paid in calendar year 2013
  • Remembering Some of Those Who Said the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Wasn't a Threat to Democracy

    12/01/2012 10:43:14 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    Egyptian "President" Mohammed Morsi "is not backing down in the showdown over decrees granting him near-absolute powers," that "clashes between the two camps (Morsi's Islamist supporters and secular opponents) ... left two dead and hundreds injured," and that the country's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated assembly "pushed through the 234-article draft (constitution) in just 21 hours from Thursday into Friday ... (after) Coptic Christians and liberals earlier had walked out." The draft constitution includes several articles "that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities," and omits "bans on slavery or promises to adhere...
  • MSNBC Did No Negative Stories About Obama or Positive Ones About Romney Last Week of Campaign

    11/20/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    news busters ^ | November 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    This is all Americans need to know about just how disgraceful a "news network" MSNBC is. A new study just released by the Pew Research Center found that in the final week of the just-ended presidential campaign, the "Lean Forward" network did absolutely no negative stories about President Obama or positive ones about Mitt Romney. MSNBC's coverage of Romney during the final week (68% negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28 when 5% was positive and 57% was...
  • TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media

    11/05/2012 8:44:23 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2012 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
    By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it. Consider Benghazi. An American consulate is destroyed and a US ambassador murdered at a time when the president...
  • The bias of Bob Schieffer: Top 7 moments

    10/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In August, I blasted the Commission on Presidential Debate’s choices of three Beltway lib journo-tools — CNN’s Candy Crowley, PBS’s Jim Lehrer and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. So far, they’ve acted just as expected and predicted. As I noted: While the debate panel trumpeted the gender diversity of its picks, the chromosomal diversity is far outweighed by the political uniformity, class conformity and geographical homogeneity of the group. ... The presidential debates are the last bastion of “mainstream” media self-delusion in the 21st century. They are a ritual laughingstock for tens of millions of American viewers who have put up with...
  • Newsweek Ceasing Publication - Over 200 Readers Affected

    10/18/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 29 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | October 18, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Newsweek magazine announced today that it will cease publication at the end of the year. The magazine, published since 1933, has experienced a sharp decline in readership - roughly proportionate to its increasingly hard left editorial bent. There is no word how this move will affect Newsweek's roughly 225 subscribers. One positive aspect of the move is that President Obama and first lady Michelle will now have more free time, thanks to not having to pose for monthly Newsweek cover story photos.
  • 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...
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit. Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.
  • CNN Hits Lowest Primetime Demo Rating at 9 PM In 15 Years

    05/16/2012 10:15:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Mediabistro ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alex Weprin
    Unfortunately for CNN, “Piers Morgan Tonight” was the apparent victim of the busy night, drawing only 39,000 viewers 25-54 at 9 PM. To say those ratings are anomalous would be something of an understatement. That is the lowest 9 PM weekday demo rating for CNN since at least 1997.
  • Washington Post: We Tried To Bury That Story About ObamaCare Blowing Up The Deficit

    04/16/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sean Higgins
    Washington Post columnist Patrick Pexton made a rather startling admission in the paper’s Sunday edition: The Post never meant for their recent story about how President Obama’s health care law expands the budget deficit to become a viral Internet sensation. In fact, they deliberately tried to bury the story. ... The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House...
  • Bill Ayers Says One Thing, The Obama Campaign Says Another, and The Usual MSM Suspects Don’t Care

    11/29/2011 7:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | Nov 29th 2011 | John Nolte
    Today’s opening snark courtesy of Journolister Dave Weigel from his Slate perch: Big Government breaks the news that Bill Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama; well, this was broken by Ben Smith in 2007, but still. I call it a “snark” because the word “lie” feels a little harsh during this holiday season. However, it’s just a fact that Big Government didn’t position the piece as “breaking news” and as far as I can tell it wasn’t even a featured story. But you have to admire a guy like Weigel who poses as an objective journalist and yet sees...
  • Beware, female journos in Cairo warned

    11/25/2011 8:34:45 AM PST · by cutty · 25 replies
    afp ^ | 2011-11-25
    Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders urged media organisations on Friday to take care to protect female reporters from sexual assault while covering unrest in Egypt, following several serious attacks. The group initially warned women journalists not to work in Cairo's Tahrir Square...It is more dangerous for a woman than a man to cover the demonstrations in Tahrir Square. That is the reality and the media must face it ... On Thursday, French television reporter Caroline Sinz from the state network France 3 was subjected to a violent sexual assualt by a gang of young men and boys and her cameraman...
  • The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire ( Mortimer Zuckerman )

    10/15/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    wsj ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2011 | JAMES FREEMAN
    Real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions. 'It's as if he doesn't like people," says real-estate mogul and New York Daily News owner Mortimer Zuckerman ... The Boston Properties CEO is trying to understand why Mr. Obama has made little effort to build relationships on Capitol Hill or negotiate a bipartisan economic plan. A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Mr. Zuckerman wrote in these pages two months ago that the entire business community was "pleading for some kind of adult supervision"...
  • $3.6 Million from Soros Backs 'Occupy Wall Street', Media Ignore or Downplay Connection

    10/14/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 14, 2011 | Iris Somberg
    Left-wing financier George Soros is at it again. While he may claim he’s not behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, funding from his foundations says otherwise. Soros threw his support behind the movement at a United Nations panel on Oct. 3, “I can sympathize with their grievances.” But he does more than just sympathize, his foundations funded groups that back the protests and steer their “progressive” message..... it is hard to ignore the concerted effort by liberal groups, unions, and other Soros-funded entities that prop-up and fuel the Occupy movement. An echo-chamber of left-wing blogs and news sites that receive...
  • NY Times' selective coverage of Israel through a glass darkly

    10/08/2011 8:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2011 | Leo Rennert
    The paper's Jerusalem bureau paid barely minimal attention to the recent killing of an Israeli man and his one-year-old son by stone-throwing Palessinians who attacked their car -- with one huge stone smashing through the windshield and hitting the driver. ... Like most Western reporters, Kershner assumes that a logical peace treaty must divide Jerusalem, with Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem remaining in Israel and Arab neighborhoods becoming part of Palestine. But neither she nor her colleagues have ever checked with Arab residents of Jerusalem about what their real preference might be. Had they done so, they would have found...
  • New York Times Swings To 2Q Loss On Charge, Revenue Decline

    07/21/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Jul 21, 2011 | | Melodie Warner
    New York Times Co. swung to a second-quarter loss on a write-down tied to its news media group, along with the continuing decline of advertising revenue and higher promotion costs related to the launch of digital subscription packages. New York Times, which also owns the Boston Globe, has signaled that its cost-cutting efforts, which have allowed it to remain mostly profitable despite its top-line declines, may be winding down. Most publishers have seen slower advertising-revenue declines, but the newspaper industry continues to battle circulation losses as readers migrate to the Internet. ... Revenue dropped 2.2% to $576.7 million, reflecting a...
  • Only 2% of Network Reports on Debt Ceiling Battle Mention Public Opposition to Increase

    07/15/2011 11:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 15, 2011 | Julia A. Seymour
    The 2010 elections, which changed the balance of power in the House, were driven by popular opposition to government spending, debt and the threat of tax increases. Yet even with the federal debt limit already breached and only days left to prevent a national default, the media continue to ignore the public's wishes. The theme of network reports on the debt ceiling battle is that some agreement MUST be reached so that the limit can be increased, but many Americans disagree with raising the debt limit and are more concerned about government spending. But that has barely been mentioned in...