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  • From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

    11/18/2014 1:16:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Dowd, founder of ListenTo.Us, ABC News analyst and special correspondent
    "....Kim Kardashian, a celebrity by virtue of having accomplished not a thing substantive, but having been an expert at using a voyeuristic culture to make herself well-known, decided to sit for nude photos, apparently to make sure she stayed in the limelight. Did she do this to raise awareness about women's body image issues? Did she get nude photos taken to highlight the abuse of animals for expensive fur or clothing? Of course not, to both of these. At a time when women want to be taken seriously and enter into leadership positions,Kardashian apparently merely wanted continued fame and fortune...
  • Obama and the Corporate Media – Lies and Deception on Syria and ISIL

    09/12/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The mass media, in their coverage of Obama's speech, outlining his new strategy on managing the crisis of the 'Islamic Caliphate', are acting as retail merchants for the White House and State Department's campaign of deception on Syria and Iraq. The most obvious aspect of this co-operative effort is seen in the repetition of the mythology that Obama hasn't yet tried assisting rebel forces in Syria. Such claims are so divorced from reality they are staggering. Even so, Americans are, in the main, so willfully misinformed, that they are easy targets for the false narratives they are fed in deceitful...
  • The Constitution Lives in Ferguson - Michael Brown, James Foley, and the rule of law

    08/21/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri remains in an uproar. The town is awash in protesters, both from Ferguson and outsiders. There has been a steady diet of rioting and looting. The President of the United States is involved. The Attorney General of the United States is involved, going to Ferguson personally...
  • Pelosi to Reporters on Midterm Election: ‘We Need You to Be Messengers…’

    08/05/2014 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:04 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When asked at a press briefing on Thursday why her party’s message is “not resonating with the electorate,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters, “(W)e need you to be messengers.” […] … “But, apart from that, we have come forward with our middle-class jump start. Over the month of August, we go forward with how the jump start talks about bringing jobs home. The Republicans have tax breaks to send jobs overseas. Democrats want tax breaks to keep jobs here at home.” …
  • BBC bureaucratic and a white, middle class organization, say employees

    05/22/2014 12:18:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:09PM BST 21 May 2014 | Keith Perry
    The BBC has been described as “bureaucratic”, “Orwellian” and a “holiday camp” by its employees in a series of anonymous reviews of the corporation. While current and former employees praise the “excellent opportunities” and work-life balance offered by working at the BBC, the corporation’s management structure is criticized by many, according to media trade magazine Press Gazette. Staff criticized the layers of management and hierarchy at the BBC, saying a lot of people remain in the organization too long, making it difficult to get promoted. […] Staff praised the corporation’s internal training opportunities, high-class facilities and the reputation of the...
  • Radio Silence on Leland Yee

    04/02/2014 3:03:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never.” “You see another conspiracy?” the account asked its inquisitor, snippily. There is a lot of space between bias and conspiracy, and one does not have to believe that CNN’s editorial staff is sitting around stroking white...
  • Schumer: Senate has votes for media shield law

    03/21/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 1:42 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    A supporter of a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources said Friday the measure has the backing of the Obama administration and the support of enough senators to move ahead this year. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, spoke optimistically about prospects for the measure, identifying five Republicans who would join with Democrats and independents on a bill that he said would address a constitutional oversight. While the first amendment protects freedom of the press, “there is no first amendment right for gathering information,” Schumer...
  • Ukraine, Changed Forever on Live TV - journalist exposes complicity of media in cover up

    02/24/2014 12:07:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 23, 2014 | John Fund
    Every revolution has moments where the hinge of history seems to swing wide and everything is different and the old regime is delegitimized. In Ukraine’s revolution, the moment that’s likely to be immortalized is when protestors charged police barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square (“Maidan”) last Thursday, reportedly capturing a number of police troops, only to have dozens of protesters then gunned down by snipers. Even a face-saving compromise brokered the next day by Western diplomats couldn’t save President Viktor Yanukovych. His security forces withdrew their support, leaving him unguarded. At 2 a.m. last Saturday, helicopters ferried him and his stooges...
  • Drag a Hundred Dollar Bill through a School of Journalism

    02/22/2014 11:43:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Somebody needs to tell the FCC: you don't buy a cow when the milk is free. James Carville once shockingly demonstrated the left's disdain for the morals of the poor, saying, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find." In truth, you can buy whatever you want much more easily if you drag that bill through a School of Journalism. CNS reports that George Soros has seeded such schools at the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin to create shock troops for the now shelved FCC plan to monitor (bully) the...
  • Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

    12/09/2013 7:54:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2013 | Timothy Heritage
    President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow's image abroad. The move to abolish RIA Novosti and create a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya is the second in two weeks strengthening Putin's hold on the media as he tries to reassert his authority after protests against his rule. Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin's...
  • Number Six: NBC News Again Caught Selectively Editing Video [ 6th time NBC caught lying ]

    05/04/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 4 2013 | John Nolte
    Thanks to NRO's Andrew Johnson, we learned that on Friday MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts used selective clips from a speech by Vice President Joe Biden to make it look as though Biden was making a push for gun control. Biden's speech had nothing to do with guns.
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” according to The State newspaper, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s World News didn’t mention it. Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan...
  • Now MSNBC is “reviewing” how that tape was edited to make Newtown residents look like

    01/30/2013 11:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Twitchy.com has been all over the story of NBC’s latest… I was about to say “latest ethical lapse,” but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Let’s just call it the latest example of NBC lying so egregiously, even a few other liberal media outlets are calling them out on it. Twitchy deserves our thanks for catching the lie and presenting the truth. And now the cover-up begins at NBC. Erik Wemple at WaPo has the latest: MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a...
  • President Obama Laments Rush Limbaugh And Fox News’ Influence On Public Debate

    01/27/2013 12:44:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    **SNIP** The president also conceded that “[t]he same dynamic happens on the Democratic side,” but in his mind, “the difference is just that the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word.” He claimed that “leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done,” as opposed to the opposing party which he views as obstructionist. “[T]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value...
  • Obama: I'd Get More Done If GOP Wasn't Punished for Working With Democrats By Fox and Limbaugh

    01/27/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Obama: I'd Get More Done If GOP Wasn't Punished for Working With Democrats By Fox and Limbaugh By Noel Sheppard Created 01/27/2013 - 3:22pm "If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it." So said Barack Obama in an interview just published by The New Republic: FRANKLIN FOER, EDITOR NEW REPUBLIC: Are there any forces for reform within the Republican Party, people you've been able to establish some sort of working relationship with? PRESIDENT...
  • Washington Post, MSNBC Hosts, Daily Kos Join Obama in West Wing to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

    12/05/2012 7:55:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Before President Obama decides once and for all to fly off the fiscal cliff like a leftist eagle, he’s meeting with all of his lackeys in the media. That started today with four MSNBC primetime hosts entering the West Wing to lick the shoes of the President. First, Ed Schultz tweeted that he was meeting with Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff; then Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery let on that she’d seen Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Al Sharpton – a group with the combined IQ of a single kumquat – entering the West Wing. Maddow apparently gigglesnorted that...
  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    11/03/2012 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 2, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE with Lolita C. Baldo
    .....The strike that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans is either proof of President Barack Obama's leadership failures or a tragic event that occurred despite the administration's best efforts to protect the compound and respond in the aftermath of the attack, according to highly charged arguments on both sides.....
  • The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

    11/02/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | November 2, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    Americans of all political stripes were distressed by the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. But the reaction of the national broadcast networks has been demonstrably and shamefully partisan from the beginning of this story. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama — “reminding voters of his power as commander-in-chief,” as NBC’s Peter Alexander asserted on the September 14 edition of Today — while Mitt Romney would be damaged by his supposedly...
  • Media Bias 101: Benghazi vs. Watergate and Iran-Contra

    11/02/2012 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 2, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Question: How is Benghazi different from Watergate and Iran-Contra? The obvious answer: the media. Liberal journalists turned Watergate and Iran-Contra into gigantic national scandals by their consistent, relentless pursuit of both stories; to the contrary, they are consistently, relentlessly ignoring Benghazi................... [SNIP] ......The operative words are "searched diligently." CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and the usual suspects looked everywhere for something -- gee, anything -- to hurt Reagan. Being political partisans first and journalists second, they dug furiously for their Watergate. And they thought they had it in Iran-Contra. It's fascinating, however, to see...
  • Bozell: The News Squashers

    10/31/2012 1:53:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 31, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center
    NBC's David Gregory isn't always a news reporter. As we're seeing with increasing frequency on that network, he's squashing stories. Call him an unreporter. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," he showed the extent to which he'll vaporize any suggestion that Team Obama failed to offer adequate protection from terrorists at our consulate in Benghazi. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina slammed Obama's Libya response: "That attack went on for seven hours ... [with the] Secretary of Defense saying he denied requests for help over that seven hours." Gregory cut her off: "We'll get to Libya a little bit later." Surprise: It never came...
  • Emails shed light on Ryan, Walker relationship

    10/27/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2012 | SCOTT BAUER w/ Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Andrew Miga in Washington/Roger Schneider in Milwaukee
    ...The emails reviewed by the AP offered an unusual, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the interpersonal relationship between Ryan and Walker. Although as a congressman Ryan's emails are exempt from disclosure under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, messages sent by Ryan or his aides to Walker or the governor's staff are subject to Wisconsin's open records law. The week after Ryan was tapped as Romney's vice presidential candidate, the AP requested all such emails since Walker was elected in November 2010. It received 1,037 pages of them late Friday....
  • Matthews imagines ‘the hell’ Candy Crowley would have taken if she were wrong on Libya

    10/17/2012 4:22:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On MSNBC’s post-debate wrap-up from Hempstead, N.Y., anchor and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews praised CNN’s Candy Crowley for making a charge that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was wrong in challenging the president’s “terror” description in his response to last month’s Benghazi, Libya attack. And even thought Crowley later admitted Romney was “right in the main,” Matthews and his panel praised Crowley for her courage. “Do you realize, Joy — you’re a woman here, let me tell you, do you realize the guts it took for Candy, even crystal in memory, knowing he had said ‘an act of terror,” Matthews said....
  • Media's Obama Narrative Collides with Reality

    10/11/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    .....I had been trying to think if there was a comparable example of when a live television event had had such a profound effect upon what had been a widely accepted truth. When I read Toby Harnden's report of how Obama stepped off of the Denver stage believing he had won, it dawned on me.According to Harden: >>>"In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the...
  • 'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance

    10/08/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Claire Zulkey
    ..........The most pointed sketch, however, mocked MSNBC for considering the debate “the worst thing that ever happened anywhere.” In the segment, Kenan Thompson played an Al Sharpton struggling to come up with any number of excuses for why Obama performed the way he did, positing that perhaps Romney and Obama switched bodies, or that with “no way” to know exactly how high above sea level Denver is, Obama struggled with an altitude “upwards of a million” feet above Earth. Cecily Strong took over as Rachel Maddow, who decided to look on the bright side by focusing smugly on one of...
  • Obama’s Boys on the Bus - The media pull out all the stops to reelect the president

    10/06/2012 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15 Edition | Fred Barnes
    The Time cover story last week was headlined “The Mormon Identity.” The cover, featuring Mitt Romney in a stained-glass window, said in smaller type, “What Mitt Romney’s faith tells us about his vision and values.” Newsweek had President Obama on the cover, identifying him as “The Democrats’ Reagan” and heralding the story inside as “What Obama Will Achieve in His Second Term.” Neither of the stories, to put it mildly, was helpful to Romney’s presidential campaign. The piece in Time was fair, but the timing, long after Mormonism had faded as a factor in the election, was suspect. In Newsweek,...
  • A Media Meltdown of Epic Proportions

    10/05/2012 12:14:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 5, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    To be blunt, Mitt Romney cleaned President Obama’s clock in the presidential debate Wednesday night. It was such a lopsided victory that 67 percent of debate watchers questioned in a CNN poll gave it to the Republican challenger. But it gets worse for the incumbent Democrat. “No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. Yet as bad as the president was, the freak-out by leftists and their media enablers was the stuff of legend. More subtly, the media establishment is busy softening Obama’s failure via absurd...
  • CNN: Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video

    10/03/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    ....Speaking to a largely black audience, Obama in the video made the case that race relations still had a long way to go in the United States, claiming the divide most severely has an impact on impoverished parts of the country. ....Democratic commentators fired back after portions of the speech aired Tuesday night, saying the remarks were old and blown out of proportion. "I think that there is no material significance here, but the Republicans are very good at taking nothing and turning it into what appears to be something," Boyce Watkins, founder of yourblackworld.com, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper...
  • The Obama Administration’s Deadly Scandals

    10/01/2012 1:05:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible. Of the many scandals associated with the Obama administration, two...
  • Before that straight-ticket vote check out YouTube (MSM calls out candidate - High Noon reporting)

    09/24/2012 2:16:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Patricia Kilday Hart
    .....Any voter considering pulling a straight Republican lever should be aware that the party's nominee for Harris County sheriff is apparently ready to deploy his deputies to keep federal forces from seizing the guns and ammo of Constitution-loving Texans. In a video posted on YouTube,an interviewer asks former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Louis Guthrie what role the local sheriff's department plays in preserving our constitutional rights. "Let's say the feds come in here and seize weapons and ammunition," he theorizes. "I don't have any issue with me or any of my employees…they WILL stand between the feds and the citizens...
  • Free Barack: Elect Romney

    09/23/2012 2:18:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    It is increasingly obvious that Obama wants to get out of the White House, not just to take vacations,visit Letterman, and go golfing, but to be free of the responsibilities of the office of President itself,and those horrid media types are doing everything in their power to make him stay where he is. It's time to free Barack. This week...Obama got free of the phalanx of media guards--the gang Dorothy Rabinowitz of the Wall Street Journal,calls "Pack Journalism" and faced actual questioning on Univision,instead of the yentas on The View,Entertainment Tonight,"Pimp With the Limp" and such,and he made clear what...
  • Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami [latest of 4 Cuban defections]

    09/22/2012 4:56:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 21, 2012
    The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami. Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper’s executive editor and with the full knowledge of other Cuban officials and the elite in charge of the government media, according to a report published on the website Café Fuerte. Cuevas’ defection is a new blow to the regime’s news and propaganda operation. In recent months, at least four other members of the Cuban media also decided to ask for asylum in the...
  • Media Blames Romney for Their Refusal to Scrutinize Obama’s Decisions

    09/20/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: Talk about the conservative critique–and I think it’s a fair critique, the conservative critique: that all you guys in the media were talking about Mitt Romney, you should have talked about the warnings with the embassy, etc., etc. And yes perhaps we should have. But you know who didn’t allow us to do that? MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Mitt Romney. SCARBOROUGH: Mitt Romney. If Mitt Romney had kept his mouth shut, if he had not acted like a rank amateur, if he had not embarrassed himself–and by the way internally the campaign understands they screwed up, he’s moved on, they...
  • Scalia Was "Furious" At Roberts Vote On Healthcare Law, Says Toobin Book

    09/18/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues.
  • NPR Brings on CNN's Toobin to Say Obama's a Conservative, John Roberts Favors Radical Change

    09/18/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2012 | Tim Graham
    NPR’s Terry Gross brought on CNN judicial analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Monday to discuss his new book on the Supreme Court (called The Oath) for 44 minutes of her program Fresh Air. Toobin proclaimed that Barack Obama is the conservative when it comes to the Supreme Court, and John Roberts is the radical revolutionary. This is the same Toobin who complained overturning ObamaCare would be "judicial activism." Toobin also claimed with a straight face (or at least an ungiggly voice) that Roberts voted to uphold ObamaCare to pave the way for more conservative decisions, to insulate the court from being...
  • If this had been a Republican... [Democratic Party aide rapes women in D.C.]

    09/02/2012 3:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 2, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Would this remain a local DC story if the accused had been staff director of an important committee in a Republican controlled Senate? >>>>A former senior congressional aide was indicted this week in D.C. Superior Court on charges that he sexually assaulted two women after drugging them with a sedative that he allegedly put in their drinks. Donny Ray Williams Jr., 36, who served as staff director for a Senate subcommittee and worked in the offices of several members of Congress, gave at least one woman Ambien and assaulted her while she was unconscious, according to court papers. Williams was...
  • Obama's Media-Contrived Courage (Romney must find his "Gingrich" media call-out backbone)

    05/14/2012 3:20:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jed Babbin
    The Obama media -- the Gatekeeper Media who try to control what people know based on what fits their narrative -- are proving almost daily that they're not in the news business. They are in the business of political activism, aimed solely at getting their guy another four years in the White House.... .....When Newt Gingrich railed against the Gatekeeper Media in two primary debates, he struck a deep chord with Americans. According to a Rasmussen Poll released on June 15, 2010, "Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. voters describe themselves as at least somewhat angry at the media, including 33%...
  • CBS producer: Palin’s creating a dangerous traffic situation by making us follow her around

    05/31/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 159 replies · 2+ views
    HotAir ^ | Tuesday May 31, 2011
    Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles – including a massive CNN bus – all trying to make sure they don’t lose sight of the Palin bus. It adds up to a dangerous situation, says CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro. “I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making...
  • Move to cut NPR funding is defeated in House

    11/18/2010 5:28:17 PM PST · by pissant · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/10 | Bernice Baker
    House Democrats on Thursday shot down a G.O.P. attempt to roll back federal funding to NPR, a move that many Republicans have called for since the public radio network fired the analyst Juan Williams last month. Republicans in the House tried to advance the defunding measure as part of their “YouCut” initiative, which allows the public to vote on which spending cuts the G.O.P. should pursue. But their push was blocked, 239 to 171, with only three Democrats voting with a united bloc of Republicans.
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Got $533.3 Million in U.S. Tax Dollars in 2010

    10/26/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 25, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Congress awarded the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) $533.3 million in fiscal year 2010, $420 million of which was distributed to public radio and television stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to the CPB Appropriation Request and Justification report. Taxpayer money for the CPB is allocated through the Department of Commerce. According to the CPB report, 583 public radio and television stations nationwide received $420 million in FY 2010. For example, KQED TV in San Francisco received $3,734,192 and KCET TV in Los Angeles got $4,066,328 that year. WAMU, the public radio station in Washington, D.C., received...
  • Anti-Chavez cable channel at risk, lawyer says

    01/23/2010 7:24:56 AM PST · by La Lydia · 8 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2010 | Fabiola Sanchez
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- A Venezuelan TV channel that takes a critical line against Hugo Chavez could be forced off cable if it doesn't carry mandatory government programming including some of the president's speeches, a lawyer for the channel said Friday. The government forced Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, off the open airwaves in 2007 by refusing to renew its broadcast license, and the channel subsequently moved to cable under the name Radio Caracas Television International. Venezuela's telecommunications agency said Thursday that two dozen local cable channels including RCTV must carry government programming when deemed mandatory, just like broadcast channels already...
  • AP changes headline in a matter of hours.

    12/22/2009 12:14:59 PM PST · by libh8er · 17 replies · 978+ views
    AP | 12.22.09 | Vanity
    This morning there was a story on Yahoo/AP titled "Economic Growth less than expected". The story is gone but CBS still has it under Economy Growing, But Less Than Expected. A few hours later there is now a new story from AP titled Recovery likely strengthening after weaker 3Q.
  • President Obama eyes laws to aid news business

    09/25/2009 6:53:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 1,671+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 22, 2009 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Self-described “newspaper junkie” President Obama says he is “happy to look at” bills before Congress that might help the struggling newspaper industry. The White House later cautioned that the president’s remarks, made to media outlets over the weekend, shouldn’t be taken as support for a bailout for yet another industry. Obama was specifically addressing the issue of whether the government could make it easier for newspapers to restructure as nonprofits. One bill now before Congress would make it easier to convert newspapers into nonprofits.
  • 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...
  • Senate Bill Would Allow Tax-Exempt Status for Newspapers

    03/24/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 142 replies · 6,309+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 24, 2009 1:08 PM ET | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO Newspapers perform a public service for democracy and should be allowed to operate as tax-exempt non-profits, U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D.-Md., proposed Tuesday. Cardin introduced a bill that would explicitly include newspapers among organizations eligible for 501(c)(3) status. The non-profit status is the same that public radio and television have now. The legislation would give a national green light for newspapers to adopt the so-called Low Profit Limited Liability Company business model, often shortened to L3C. The L3C model, which the Newspaper Guild supports as an alternative newspaper ownership model, is the subject of a feature story in the...
  • OMG !!! Non-Profit Status For NEWSPAPERS?!?!?

    03/24/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 786+ views
    Brietbart/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/24/09 | Yidwithlid
    Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it does not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on the Senate floor today that would allow newspapers to elect to receive tax-exempt status all they have to do is promise not to endorse any political candidates (but they can report on the campaign):
  • Impartial photojournalist by day, Obama employee by night

    01/29/2009 11:15:41 AM PST · by slomark · 10 replies · 894+ views
    Remember that scene in “Chinatown” where Jack Nicholson roughs up Faye Dunaway until she reveals the identity of the mysterious young girl? He slaps her and she says, “She’s my sister.” He slaps her again and she says, “My daughter.” They ping pong back and forth until Dunaway breaks down and admits the girl is daughter and her sister, the result of an incestuous relationship with her father. Looks we have another incestuous Chinatown situation on our hands in Washington, DC. Turns out Callie Shell, a Time Magazine photographer, has been working simultaneously for Team Obama, snapping official White House...
  • Will the News Media be Neutered?

    01/12/2009 4:53:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Connecticut is considering a bailout for local papers. But government assistance always comes with a catch. In the case of government aid of newspapers, it will destroy the ability of those papers to function as watchdogs. As journalism professor Paul Janensch told Reuters, "You can't expect a watchdog to bite the hand that feeds it." That's why the news out of Connecticut is very disturbing. Two small-town papers have been in danger of being shut down because of decreasing revenue and poor management decisions. Journal Register Corp. recently had to sell the two papers, The Bristol Press and The (New...
  • Huge dinosaur discovery in China: state media (including the remains of an enormous "platypus")

    12/30/2008 10:26:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,780+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/30/08 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) – Paleontologists in east China have dug up what they believe is one of the world's largest group of dinosaur fossils including the remains of an enormous "platypus", state press said Tuesday. Paleontologists have discovered 15 areas near Zhucheng city in Shandong province that contain thousands of dinosaur bones, the Beijing News reported. "This group of fossilised dinosaurs is currently the largest ever discovered in the world... in terms of area," the paper cited paleontologist Zhao Xijin of the China Academy of Sciences as saying. In one area measuring 300 metres (990 feet) by 10 metres, more than...
  • At least two dead in northwestern China blasts: state media

    08/09/2008 5:53:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 148+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/09/08 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) - At least two people died early Sunday in a series of explosions in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media said, in an attack that eyewitnesses said was followed by gunfire. The report did not say who was responsible for the blasts which came little more than a day after the start of the Olympics in Beijing. Uighur separatists in Xinjiang have in video statements threatened to attack the sporting event and Chinese authorities have also warned that "terrorists" from home and abroad pose a massive threat to the Games. The blasts on Sunday occurred between...