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  • Gun debate triggered media bias

    04/18/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Gun debate triggered media bias By: Dylan Byers April 18, 2013 07:09 PM EDT If you thought President Obama was outraged after the Senate killed the plan to expand background checks on guns, you should have seen some members of the press. Even by the standards of today’s partisan media environment, the response has been noteworthy. Television hosts, editorial boards, and even some reporters have aggressively criticized and shamed the 46 Senators who opposed the plan, while some have even taken to actively soliciting the public to contact them directly. The decision by some members of the media to come...
  • Former Kaufman County (Texas) JP’s Wife Charged With Murder (of District Attorney)

    04/17/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2013
    The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder in relation to the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and Mark Hasse. Kim Lene Williams was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. and is now being held on a $10 million bond. Her husband, Eric Williams, was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly making terroristic threats against city officials. He is being held behind bars on a $3 million bond. Sources told CBS 11 News that Williams is also expected to be charged with capital murder in...
  • Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh

    02/05/2010 1:59:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 2,448+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory usage of the word "retard" collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results. A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier criticism of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, when asked for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "r" word in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman told Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement was meant generally and she was not specifically referring to Limbaugh. Still, she declined to...
  • Speaker Pelosi named finalist for Time magazine 'Person of the Year'

    12/14/2009 4:04:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 109 replies · 2,700+ views
    Speaker Pelosi named finalist for Time magazine 'Person of the Year' By Jordan Fabian - 12/14/09 05:21 PM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is among the seven finalists chosen for Time magazine's annual "Person of the Year," according to media reports on Monday. Other finalists in the realm of politics include last year's winner President Barack Obama, Afghanistan commanding Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. "Look, she's the first woman Speaker of the House. She's the strongest Speaker of the House in decades," Time managing editor Richard Stengel said of Pelosi on NBC's "Today" show. "She...
  • ABC Turns Programming Over to Obama

    06/16/2009 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 313 replies · 13,856+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/16/2009 | Matt Drudge
    ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm! Highlights on the agenda: ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House. The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on...
  • Newsweek Editor: Woo Hoo! Our Magazine Circulation Is Being Cut in Half!!!

    05/18/2009 7:31:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies · 2,857+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Hey Dad! Great news! My report card grades are half of what they were last term!" And just before my father would have smacked me upside my head for being so absurd, I would have quickly pointed out that the editor of Newsweek, Jon Meacham, is celebrating the fact that his magazine's circulation is being cut in half. Of course, back when I was a kid Newsweek at least made an attempt to be balanced and no magazine editor in his right mind would have been happy about such a drastic decline in circulation. However, that is exactly what Meacham...
  • Michelle Obama Is No. 93 on Maxim Hot 100

    05/13/2009 3:00:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 2,872+ views
    The Maxim Hot 100--and it's No. 1 hottest female--were just announced, and joining the bootylicious ranks of Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox and Jessica Biel is ... drumroll ... Olivia Wilde, who plays Dr. Remy Hadley on House. Now. Wilde is drop-dead gorgeous, with stunning, almost feline features and one of those enviably lithe yoga-bods. She's definitely very attractive. But is she hot? There's a noted absence of those signature lad-mag curves that have characterized most of the other No. 1 hotties. Meaning either Maxim is being more expansive in its evals--she's intelligent (spent time at Andover and Georgetown Day) and...
  • A New Low Point for the Media: Couric Wins Award for Outrageously Biased Palin Interview (Video)

    From John Ziegler, creator of the documentary Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted. On April 15th, the once upon a time prestigious (and apparently now openly a political leftist propaganda tool, akin to the Nobel Prize given to Paul Krugmann -not elevating leftist quacks, but rather tarnishing once noble institutions) USC Annenberg School for Communication will be presenting CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism. Now, for there to even be such a thing as an prize for Excellence in Television Journalism, in an age where a...
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Pleads 'Guilty' to Barney Frank for Media Scrutiny of Obama Appointees

    03/11/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 59 replies · 2,993+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The Treasury Department oversees the Internal Revenue Service. But if the Secretary of the Treasury - or any other political appointee being considered for the Treasury Department - didn't pay his income payroll taxes, it doesn't matter. That's the message from House Banking Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and he blamed the fourth estate for acting like it does matter. On MSNBC's March 11 broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," host Andrea Mitchell asked Frank to respond to criticism in a March 11 piece from New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that too many appointees were being held up for...
  • Senator: Demise of newspapers helps GOP

    02/27/2009 1:31:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,002+ views
    Senator: Demise of newspapers helps GOP @ 3:12 pm by Hill Staff Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said on Friday that the demise of daily newspapers is helping the Republican Party. Coburn, responding to a question from an attendee about media bias at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said, “The daily newspaper will die.” Coburn added that advances in technology, such as the Internet, Twitter, text messaging, and YouTube, are helping Republicans get their message out because policymakers don’t need to rely on daily newspapers as much as they used to. The conservative senator, who agreed with the assertion that the...
  • MSNBC’s O’Donnell Denies Anti-Palin Media Bias

    02/24/2009 6:53:25 AM PST · by curth · 51 replies · 1,887+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    During the Monday 12PM EST hour of MSNBC news coverage, anchor Norah O’Donnell interviewed conservative film maker John Ziegler, creator of ‘Media Malpractice,’ a documentary on media bias against Sarah Palin, and denied any such bias: "Well, let me ask you, you called the treatment of Sarah Palin and her family a, quote, 'media assassination, one of the greatest public injustices of our time.' Is that a little strong? Are you and her a little thin-skinned?" Ziegler responded by pointing out O’Donnell’s own anti-Palin bias: "The evidence is overwhelming. It's continuing today. I mean, just a few weeks ago, Norah,...
  • Palin: Media sought to seek, destroy

    02/23/2009 8:55:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 2,343+ views
    Palin: Media sought to seek, destroy By: Andy Barr February 23, 2009 11:12 AM EST Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes that the media deliberately tried to bring her down during her vice presidential run. As part of an interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler for his new film out this week, Palin said she believes the media made a decision that “we’re going to seek and we’re going to destroy this candidacy of Sarah Palin’s because of what it is that she represents.” “Obviously something big took place in the media,” she added. It is “very frightening, I think, what...
  • Ann Coulter Exposes The New York Times

    01/30/2009 6:52:59 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 52 replies · 2,642+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | January 30, 2009 | Don Feder
    In her new book, Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America — ironically, currently #2 on The New York Times Best Sellers List — Ann Coulter excoriates America’s newspaper of wretched. Here are a few of her disclosures: * “On October 15, 2008, the Obama campaign’s internal pre-debate talking points were inadvertently released to the media.” On the same day, The New York Times ran a story in its politics blog, “The Caucus,” that bore striking similarities to the Obama memo. For instance, both predicted that McCain would bring up Obama’s ties to ex-terrorist William Ayers. The Times essentially...
  • Four US soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    01/26/2009 2:24:48 AM PST · by Int · 47 replies · 2,866+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) — Four US soldiers were killed on Monday when two helicopters crashed in northern Iraq, American and Iraqi military officials said. "Four coalition forces members were killed when two aircraft went down in northern Iraq at approximately 2:15 am (2315 GMT)," a US army spokesman said in a statement.
  • A Slobbering Love Affair: Bernard Goldberg Analyzes the Torrid Romance Between Obama and the MSM

    01/26/2009 6:55:48 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 1,014+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 26 January 2009 | EC
    I've been referring to the post-coital afterglow emanating from Washington, DC this past week, as the media and the nation settle in and wait to find out just who the heck we elected president a few months ago. Bernard Goldberg, Emmy-award-winning journalist and author of Bias, a previous examination of the media's slant to the left, is blowing up the spot with his new book, A Slobbering Love Affair, detailing the media's compulsion to set aside their journalistic endeavors for this election season, in lieu of just wanting to snuggle with the new president-elect.
  • ABC News Shocker: The 'All Time Dumb Quotes' Are All From Republicans

    01/02/2009 6:15:48 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,907+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/02/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Looks like ABC News is starting out 2009 with a partisan bang. On its main page, ABC News is hosting a slide show featuring what it is calling the "All Time Dumb Quotes." Now, these are not all strictly political dumb quotes, to be sure. They also have the empty headed Christina Aguilera, that sharp as a tack Jessica Simpson and other denizens of the Hollywood Mensa club among the 16 featured quotes -- and some of them are doozies, too. But, there are six political quotes five by Republicans and one by Tina Fey making fun of a Republican...
  • Top 10 Quotes of 2008

    12/30/2008 8:51:56 AM PST · by DennisR · 40 replies · 1,218+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 15, 2008 | Editor, Yale Book of Quotations
    The Top 10 quotes of 2008, as compiled by the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations: 1. "I can see Russia from my house!" — Comedian Tina Fey, while impersonating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the TV comedy show "Saturday Night Live," broadcast Sept. 13. 2. "All of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years." — Palin, responding to a request by CBS anchor Katie Couric to name the newspapers or magazines she reads, broadcast Oct. 1.
  • Say No to Newspaper Bailouts

    12/03/2008 5:04:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 580+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    It was supposed to be a joke. As an endless parade of corporate beggars marches to Washington in search of handouts for their beleaguered industries, some of us in the news business snarked that journalists would be next in line. I launched a Newspaper Bailout Countdown Clock on my blog after The New York Times Company's bonds plunged into junk territory in October. A few weeks later, columnist Jon Fine published a tongue-in-cheek memo in BusinessWeek outlining a federal newspaper rescue proposal. The jibes were meant to be facetious critiques of for-profit enterprises demanding massive taxpayer expenditures under the guise...
  • Barack, The Amazing Obama (Pravda on Certifigate)

    12/02/2008 9:01:37 AM PST · by Shady Ray · 30 replies · 1,639+ views
    Pravda ^ | December 02, 2008 | Mark S. McGrew
    Barack, The Amazing ObamaBy Mark S. McGrew Barack Obama is truly an amazing man, with many amazing friends. He has succeeded where countless others have failed. And he has also succeeded where many before him have succeeded with the same time honored methods.He has managed to create an illusion of a Public Office that does not exist, The Office of the President Elect.Barry Sotero, AKA Barack Obama, along with the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission have successfully ignored a Federal Lawsuit asking him to produce a valid Birth Certificate. When the time to respond to that lawsuit...
  • Jindal Now Targeted by National Mainstream Media

    12/02/2008 5:05:53 AM PST · by Wonder Warthog · 50 replies · 1,431+ views
    Between the Lines weblog ^ | November 30, 2008 | Jeffrey D. Sadow
    Wonder why the media have been looking at Republican presidential contenders for three years, 11 months from now, and paying quite a bit of attention to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal? The push on to make him the frontrunner way in advance has more to do with the left’s agenda than covering a good horse race. Ever since Jindal succumbed to the electoral politics bug, liberals have recognized the danger he presents to their agenda. Jindal does not apologize for his conservatism but neither does he come off as much of an ideologue; he articulates it well both at a philosophical...
  • Update: Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, arrested, jailed on federal charges

    12/01/2008 7:56:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 2,134+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 12/1/8 | Val Walton
    Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was arrested this morning on federal charges and is being held at the federal courthouse, the FBI and other federal officials confirm. A special grand jury for several months has been investigating county bond deals and Langford's financial dealings. Langford was Jefferson County Commission president 2002-06. Al LaPierre, a close friend of Langford's who also was part of the federal investigation, will be surrendering today, said his attorney, Tommy Spina. David McKnight, Montgomery banker Bill Blount's attorney, said Blount is on his way to Birmingham from Montgomery to surrender. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin will hold a...
  • Winning the Media Campaign: How the Press Reported the 2008 General Election

    10/23/2008 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 10 replies · 674+ views
    The media coverage of the race for president has not so much cast Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed John McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media since the two national political conventions ended. Press treatment of Obama has been somewhat more positive than negative, but not markedly so. But coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable—and has become more so over time. In the six weeks following the conventions through the final debate, unfavorable stories about McCain outweighed favorable ones by a factor of more than three to...
  • The Scandal of the Local Newsroom (you won't believe...never mind..you will)

    10/14/2008 3:37:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 59 replies · 3,137+ views
    Ace ^ | 15 October 2008
    I have a BA in journalism, and over time have kept in touch with a number of people who are still working in that profession. So when one of them emailed me the following about the atmosphere in today's newsrooms, I wasn't surprised at all. This person does offer some hints at the end on how to push for more fairness in your local coverage: .... It's unbelievable here. I've been through a few election cycles and have gotten pretty used to the open sneering every time a Republican candidate appears on the television, but this year is unlike anything...
  • McCain Backers Lash Out at Media for Obama ‘Advocacy’

    09/22/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 220+ views
    fox news ^ | 9/22/2008 | fox news
    John McCain’s campaign and a supporter at a McCain rally separately accused the press of favoring Barack Obama on Monday, with McCain’s top strategist calling The New York Times a “pro-Obama advocacy organization.” “Let’s be clear and be honest with each other about something fundamental to this race, which is this: Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not — by any standard — a journalistic organization,” strategist Steve Schmidt told reporters on a conference call. “It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor [Sarah] Palin and...
  • Poll: 69% Say Reporters Try To Help The Candidate They Want To Win (5-1 Margin for Obama!)

    09/10/2008 9:52:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies · 161+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 10, 2008
    Seven out of 10 voters (69%) remain convinced that reporters try to help the candidate they want to win, and this year by a nearly five-to-one margin voters believe they are trying to help Barack Obama. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of voters think most reporters are trying to help Obama win versus 11% who believe they are trying to help his Republican opponent John McCain. Twenty-six percent (26%) say reporters offer unbiased coverage (demographic crosstabs available for Premium Members). Just last week a Rasmussen Reports survey found that 51% of voters believed reporters...
  • A Freeper's Observation;Hannity's Right. Journalism Is Dead.

    09/05/2008 5:20:56 AM PDT · by E.G.C. · 8 replies · 344+ views
    9-5-08 | E.G.C.
    HOWDY FREEPERS;You know folks, Shawn Hannity is right. Journalism as we once knew it is dead.I don't think it could have been anymore evident than the disgusting treatment that Sarah Palin and her family have been getting at the hands of the establishment media.When you contrast all that to the gussing favorable treatment that Michelle Obama has been receiving, it's understandable why more and more people are throwing bricks at their TV sets and hanging picutres of TV news anchors on dart boards and throwing darts at those pictures and so on.I think it's quite obvious why all this is...
  • Ginsburg a minority of one on high court

    06/04/2007 5:33:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2007 | Mark Sherman
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no need any longer for her "I'm Ruth, Not Sandra" T-shirt. She could, however, use Sandra Day O'Connor's vote. O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court last year, replaced by a man. Her departure almost certainly cost Ginsburg's side a victory in an abortion case, decided 5-4 in April, and might have been a factor in a wage discrimination lawsuit the court last week decided, also by a 5-4 vote, against a woman and in favor of her employer. Ginsburg and O'Connor, the only women among the 110 justices in U.S. history, were not always on the...
  • Kerry Campaign to afraid to come on FOX! AMMOGATE MELTDOWN! LOL

    10/28/2004 12:34:05 PM PDT · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 106 replies · 5,003+ views
    68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
    Shepard Smith just said Kerry Campaign due on FOX BUT they "missed" their spot.Bush campaign showed up! Kerry campaign afraid of AMMOGATE questions?LOL
  • Debate moderator tells Gephardt: "It should have been you up there"

    10/10/2004 12:38:06 PM PDT · by ajr276 · 165 replies · 5,944+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/10/2004 | Deb Peterson
    Apparently it wasn't just conservatives that thought Bush drop-kicked Kerry Friday night. Charlie Gibson didn't think much of ABC's candidate either. Enjoy! http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/debpeterson/story/2A03A9BD4839815886256F28001DA9CB?OpenDocument&Headline=Debate+moderator+tells+Gephardt%3A+%22It+should+have+been+you+up
  • Big Media finally seeing the truth (acid flashback)

    09/26/2004 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 1,120+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | September 26, 2004 | ANTONIA ZERBISIAS
    Between the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams last Sunday and U.S. President George W. Bush's appearances on Thursday with his puppet in Iraq, "interim" Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, I had acid flashbacks to 1968. It was early that year in Saigon, on the day after the start of Tet Offensive, that Adams, working for the Associated Press, and Vo Suu, a Vietnamese cameraman shooting for NBC, happened upon government troops hustling a barefoot prisoner up to Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of South Vietnam's national police. "The soldiers marched him up to Loan, who drew his revolver and...
  • Pres Bush disagreed when reporters said Gen. Abizaid asked for more troops...was there a followup?

    09/24/2004 5:25:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies · 839+ views
    Xzins
    The president IMMEDIATELY DISBELIEVED the reporters yesterday, and EVEN mocked them when he said to the effect that reporters "surely" wouldn't "misreport" the context of something a general said. Does anyone know if there was any follow-up released? Pres. Bush's disdain for the media was (for me) the best part of yesterday's news conference.
  • cBS/Rathergate Limerick Thread

    09/16/2004 6:49:28 AM PDT · by talleyman · 15 replies · 333+ views
    talleyman | 9/16/04 | talleyman
    For those so inclined. Feel free to join in. A document expert who isn't Verified a memo he didn't. Now all eyes can see the "BS" in "C", As we bid the fraud network "Good riddance!"
  • Press feels it's gone easy on Bush

    05/24/2004 6:16:45 AM PDT · by Know your rights · 40 replies · 108+ views
    Boston Globe (MA) ^ | May 24, 2004 | Mark Jurkowitz
    A press corps that is growing increasingly liberal is inclined to believe that President Bush has gotten an easy ride from the news media, according to a poll released yesterday. The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists, surveyed more than 500 national and local reporters, editors, and news executives. Most of the respondents declared themselves political moderates, but the percentage of national journalists who described themselves as liberal rose from 22 percent in 1995 to 34 percent in 2004, while the ranks of liberal...
  • Ted Kennedy: Peristalsis Gone Horribly Wrong

    04/06/2004 4:38:44 AM PDT · by TheGeezer · 2 replies · 147+ views
    TheGeezer
    I just heard His Portliness's latest Iraqi lying diatribe. I'm just venting, but I assume his condition has something to do with loose fecal material and elimination, since his comments lack sense, coherence, and regularity. That is all.
  • A petty, partisan press

    04/17/2003 10:15:39 PM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 351+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 4/18/03 | Thomas Sowell
    Perhaps nothing so epitomized what is wrong with the media as Wolf Blitzer of CNN "reporting" on the war in Iraq, talking not about what had happened but about something that had not happened. No one had yet found weapons of mass destruction, he said, even though it was almost a month since the war began.A month!If only we could have asked Wolf Blitzer how many countries he had invaded, that he was able to blithely assume that a month was a long time to get things under control and to search a country that is far larger than Italy.From...