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  • How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

    02/09/2018 6:01:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/9/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    For more than a year and a half, the media have gone all-in on reporting every possible angle of President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. No story update has been too small, no encounter with a Russian too inconsequential, and no anonymous source too sketchy to generate outsize coverage and histrionic claims from major media.But as the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory:...
  • John Solomon Silenced after Washington Post Attacks

    01/24/2018 5:57:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/23/18 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Hill’s John Solomon has been silenced after a coordinated effort by the Washington Post and The Hill staffers upset with his reporting and appearances on the Hannity program on the Fox News Channel. It has been two weeks since Solomon had a byline at The Hill, his last being January 8. He has not tweeted since January 11. Solomon had been churning out exposés for the Hill on the corrupt FBI investigation into President Donald Trump. Those articles were usually accompanied by appearances on the Hannity TV show or other Fox News Channel programs. Solomon is absent from reporting...
  • ABC, NBC, CBS ignore and downplay missing Strzok-Page texts

    01/24/2018 8:18:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Brian Flood
    President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and political watchdogs are furious that the FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages between FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok – but the news divisions at CBS, NBC and ABC have largely ignored the story. The story was completely ignored on Monday’s evening newscasts despite details emerging with plenty of time to be included -- and Tuesday wasn’t much better. “Where the networks wanted to censor the revelations, Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report’ covered them in detail,” Newsbusters’ Nicholas Fondacaro wrote. “Instead of reporting on the FBI, ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’...
  • James O’Keefe: Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets ‘Breitbart Audience’

    01/16/2018 6:22:47 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday. O’Keefe’s remarks on Twitter came during a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Censorial algorithms at Twitter, said O’Keefe, associate certain terms and sentiments with automated behaviors in an ostensible effort to silence bots across the platform: “[Twitter has] an algorithm that finds correlative words associated with people like the Breitbart audience. So if you post about guns, if you like the...
  • Drive-Bys Downplay the Trump Boom After Telling Us the Tax Cut Wouldn’t Work

    01/16/2018 2:45:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jacksonville, Florida. Bobby, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Good afternoon. RUSH: Great to have you, Bobby. CALLER: (muffled) Thank you. You know, listening to you and the media saying that for eight years they told us that the new norm was like 0.5% or 1% GDP. Unemployment was supposed to go up. Food stamps. More people were on food stamps. For eight years, we heard about it. Now Trump has been in office for one year and the economy is booming. How can they…? I can’t figure out the media. What do...
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/12/2018 9:15:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook. Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the...
  • Suppression of Good News Is the Media's Dirtiest Tactic. Here's What They Missed Last Year.

    01/02/2018 11:54:46 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 02, 2018 | Steve Sheldon
    Here are headlines you won't read in almost any major American newspaper, hear on any of the evening news programs, or see in your Yahoo "news" feed: Dow Hits 87 Record Closes Since Trump ElectedTexas Hero Was NRA InstructorDow Reaches Four 1,000 Point Milestones in One Year for the First Time EverISIS on the Run, Almost Completely DestroyedNew Home Sales Highest in a DecadeTexas Hero Uses AR-15 to Save the DayDow Hits Two Streaks Lasting More Than Ten Days, First Time Since 1959Trump Donates One Million Dollars of His Own Money to Hurricane VictimsU.S. Economy Gains Over Six Trillion in...
  • Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat-Down (Politico Piece on Project Cassandra)

    12/27/2017 7:19:17 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    tabletmag.com ^ | 12/27/2017 | Lee Smith
    A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000-word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade-long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine-smuggling-and-organized-crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran. “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” former Defense Department analyst David Asher explained in the article. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.” Asher helped establish and...
  • Trump's human trafficking EO ignored by media

    12/26/2017 8:58:23 PM PST · by MNDude · 16 replies
    A few days ago president Trump issued an executive order to block the property of about 40 individuals and organizations involved in human trafficking. He accompanied this executive order with a national state of emergency. Several people from his list seem like pretty important individuals, like the former president of Gambia, the daughter of Uzbekistan, as well as a few well-respected billionaires. The post on Free Republic that mentioned this generated almost 450 comments. To me, that is proof this is a newsworthy enough story, yet the only news outlet that mention a peep about this is Politico. Why the...
  • A deafening media silence on the Obama-Hezbollah scandal

    12/23/2017 8:48:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Politico published a jaw-dropping, meticulously sourced investigative piece this week detailing how the Obama administration had secretly undermined US law enforcement agency efforts to shut down an international drug-trafficking ring run by the terror group Hezbollah. The effort was part of a wider push by the administration to placate Iran and ensure the signing of the nuclear deal. Now swap out “Trump” for “Obama” and “Russia” for “Iran” and imagine the eruption these revelations would generate. Because, by any conceivable journalistic standard, this scandal should’ve triggered widespread coverage and been plastered on front pages across the country. By any historic...
  • Fox’s Smith avoids story covered heavily by colleagues

    11/09/2017 5:43:01 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    AP via WP ^ | November 9, 2017 | By David Bauder
    NEW YORK — While Fox News Channel has spent hours talking about Hillary Clinton and an Obama-era uranium deal in recent weeks, its news anchor Shepard Smith avoided the story entirely. Fresh evidence that Smith is an island unto himself at the news network came in research released Thursday by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America. During the three weeks starting Oct. 17, Fox News spent just under 12 hours talking about the Uranium One deal, with 29 percent of that time on opinion host Sean Hannity’s prime-time show. Smith’s 3 p.m. weekday newscast didn’t mention the story...
  • Twitter Buried #DNCLeak, #PodestaEmails Tweets In Last Two Months Of Campaign

    11/01/2017 12:05:58 PM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    Twitter buried significant portions of tweets related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the last two months of the 2016 presidential campaign. Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “Approximately one quarter (25%) of [#PodestaEmails tweets] received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches,” Edgett said. He added that “our systems detected and hid just under half (48%)...
  • ABC's World News Not Reporting Dem Russia News (Vanity)

    10/24/2017 5:37:53 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies
    10/24/2017 | me
    I know many of you are surprised, but ABC's world news tonight (west coast edition) is not saying ANYTHING about FusionGPS, the Podestas nor the WaPo news story on who paid for the Trump/Russia dossier. Shocked, SHOCKED I say!
  • Why Is The Press Ignoring The Exploding Clinton-Russia-FBI Scandal?

    10/24/2017 4:21:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | October 22,2017 | IBD Editorial
    How does that explain the utter and complete lack of interest on the part of the mainstream press in getting those facts? It's not as if they don't have the resources and passion to pursue complex scandals that involve top political officials. You'd think some of that talent could be spared to determine whether the Obama administration ignored evidence of criminal activity in order to hand Russia a major strategic asset. Instead, we're reading commentaries about why the press is right not to cover this because there "is lots of smoke, but not a bit of fire." That hasn't stopped...
  • Taxpayer-Funded PBS and NPR Can't Locate a Clinton-Russia Story

    10/20/2017 10:21:34 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/19/2017 | Tim Graham
    In a shock to no one, the liberal networks funded by taxpayers -- PBS and NPR -- have so far ignored the emerging new stories on the emerging new investigative stories on Russian involvement with the Clintons and the Obama administration. A Nexis search finds nothing there. PBS and NPR have hammered on Russia over the last two days, but only as it deals with the Trump angle. On Tuesday night's All Things Considered, NPR aired a four-minute interview with Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff highlighting his finding that Russian social-media trolls were instructed to watch the overwrought TV series House...
  • Trump: ‘It’s a Disgrace’ That the Media Is Not Covering ‘Real Russia’ Uranium Story

    10/19/2017 10:39:42 AM PDT · by be-baw · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 19. 2017 | Colby Hall
    President Donald Trump had just completed a joint press event in the Oval Office with the Puerto Rican governor...when a reporter asked the president about the Russian Uranium story. *snip* “I think that’s your Russia story. That’s your real Russia story. Not a story where they talk about collusion and there was none. It was a hoax. Your real Russia story is uranium. And how they got all of that uranium. Vast percentage of what we have. That is, to me, one of the big stories of the decade, not just now. Of the decade. The problem is that the...
  • Mainstream media ignores Wasserman Schultz's shady IT staffer

    10/14/2017 7:51:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 11, 2017 | Brian Flood
    If a Pakistani-born aide to the head of the Republican National Committee was caught up in bank fraud and conspiracy scandal, it would presumably dictate mainstream media news coverage the way President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia have dominated in recent months. But this is currently going on with the former head of the Democratic National Committee – and nobody in the mainstream media seems to care. Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide Imran Awan pleaded not guilty in September to multiple federal charges including bank fraud and conspiracy and most Americans have no idea because the...
  • MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality

    09/28/2017 4:18:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/25/2017 | Amber Athey
    MSNBC has refused to tell its viewers that the gunman in the Tennessee church shooting is a Sudanese immigrant, instead identifying him as being from Tennessee. In the seven mentions of the shooter’s identity on the network from Sunday afternoon when the shooting occurred until Monday morning, MSNBC never mentioned his status as an immigrant. They did share his name, age, photo, and his residence in Murfreesboro, TN. 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is originally from Khartoum, Sudan and legally immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. Samson attended high school in Tennessee. (RELATED: Tennessee Church Shooting Suspect Is A...
  • As Evidence of Election Fraud Emerges, the Media Wants to Keep You in the Dark

    09/21/2017 10:32:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Sept 21, 2017 | Hans von Spakovsky
    If you have no idea what happened at the second meeting of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in New Hampshire on Sept. 12, I’m not surprised. Though a horde of reporters attended the meeting, almost all of the media stories that emerged from it simply repeated the progressive left’s mantra that the commission is a “sham.” Almost no one covered the substantive and very concerning testimony of 10 expert witnesses on the problems that exist in our voter registration and election system. The witnesses included academics, election lawyers, state election officials, data analysts, software experts, and computer...
  • Five Stories The Establishment Media Killed This Week

    09/23/2017 6:51:02 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    Establishment media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times killed five stories this week. Though they heavily covered President Trump’s first address before the United Nations, and all of his following tweets, the devoted exactly zero articles or segments to the following news stories. 1. Keith Ellison Says Illegal Immigration Opponents are more or less Nazis 2. Shocking New Allegations in Imran Awan Case 3. Maxine Waters’ Bizarre Impeachment Comments-Part 1 4. Maxine Waters’ Bizarre Impeachment Comments-Part 2 5. Jimmy Kimmel wants to ‘pound’ a Fox News Host