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  • Why Is Iran Holding Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian?

    10/13/2015 11:37:56 AM PDT · by Bratch · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | October 12, 2015 | sundance
      Reports: WaPo's Jason Rezaian convicted in Iran | AP Photo   — POLITICO (@politico) October 12, 2015 For people who might not have followed the story as it unfolded there’s an easier explanation for why Iran is holding Jason Rezaian.   The underpinning is Iran knowing the U.S. State Department and CNN collaborate to use media as a tool to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives. In December 2014 CNN ran and episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown filmed in Iran. It seemed innocuous at the time, yet as with all things Turner Broadcasting, it also seemed to be another set...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Liberals Cant Tell the Difference Between Satire and News, and GOP Campaigns pay the price

    06/03/2015 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed your liberal friends on Facebook spotlighting some unbelievably shocking comments from Republican presidential candidates lately? Comments like Ted Cruz declaring on May 22, While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggars transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do to each other. Or Dr. Ben Carson saying on May 10, Mothers Day is a sad, lonely day for women who aborted their babies. Even if they have a living child, they focus on the one they murdered. Its why suicide rates are so high on Mothers Day. Or Marco Rubio asking...
  • Most Voters Expect Biased News Coverage of 2016 Presidential Race

    05/21/2015 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Rasmussem ^ | May 21, 2015
    In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, most voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters now do not trust the political news they are getting. That's a 16-point jump from 45% last October. Twenty-one percent (21%) still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that's down from 33% in the earlier survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) When it comes to...
  • Who was the reporter outside Cindy Archers house? [Wisconsin blockbuster raids story]

    04/21/2015 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Watch Dog ^ | M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Watchdog
    MADISON, Wis. Of all of the frightening accounts of government abuses in Wisconsins political John Doe investigation, David Frenchs description in National Review of the early-morning raid on Cindy Archers home may be the most stunning. But there are two nearly forgettable lines in Frenchs retelling of the raid that reveal volumes about the secret investigations aimed at bringing down Wisconsins conservative activist community. Archer, French writes, looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off. Supporters of the Democrat-launched political John Doe probes into conservatives have argued secrecy is key...
  • President Obama jokes about Clintons emails, Scott Walker and marijuana...

    03/15/2015 12:36:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | y Ben Terris and Roxanne Roberts
    "....The presidentspeaking at the dinner for a third time as president, fourth time overall told the room that Democrats had determined they needed to do better with older white voters....Why is this night different from all other nights? Because on this night, when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes a joke about Hillary Clinton, its not part of a future negative ad campaign.I really do have a lot of close friends who are Democrats, said Walker, serving as the official Republican speaker for the evening. I even have Hillarys private email. . . Its You know the best...
  • Democratic Party says Scott Walker proposed selling state parks [Rated: FALSE!]

    03/10/2015 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Politifact Wisconsin ^ | March 10, 2015 | James B. Nelson
    Many aspects of Gov. Scott Walkers 2015-17 budget have come under heavy criticism, but this headline on a state Democratic Party news release really caught our attention: "Scott Walker's Iowa Caucus Budget Would Sell Off Wisconsin's State Parks." The Iowa part didnt surprise us -- its just the partys latest dig at Walker for spending more time out of state as he weighs a potential 2016 presidential bid. That includes Iowa, home to the first voting in that contest. But would Walkers budget "sell off Wisconsins state parks"? As in, to private bidders? No. It wouldnt. When we asked Democratic...
  • Eric Burns and the Cult of Liberal Media

    03/10/2015 2:00:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeffery Lord
    ".....It is the telltale sign of what the late Mr. Buckley once called the liberal mania. Said Buckley: Cross a liberal on duty, and he becomes a man of hurtling irrationality. A point perfectly illustrated by this latest from Eric Burns.How in the world does it make sense that Bill OReillyquite visibly and openly not a right-winger gets to be the head of a cult of right-wingers?... how in the world does Fox News get to be a cult but not liberalism and the liberal media that marinates in said liberalism?One of the striking factors of modern American...
  • Is Scott Walker Losing His Ability to Enrage the Left? [signals for state media to ignore him]

    03/06/2015 3:04:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    MADISON, WisconsinWalker Derangement Syndrome is dead. A few hours ago, unions and their supporters held one last protest before the passage of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin, and it was a staid affair. This is not normal. People who dont like Scott Walker typically arent calm about it.Walker is a strong contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because upward of 100,000 protesters descended on the state capitol in 2011 when he oversaw the passage of legislation that dramatically curbed the power of public-sector unions. Walkers ability to draw rage from the left transcends space, time, and state linesduring his...
  • How Press Attacks On GOP 2016 Contenders Could Backfire

    03/05/2015 4:27:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 5, 2015 | Christian Toto
    The next presidential election is more than a year away, but news reporters are pummeling GOP presidential hopefuls like Rocky taking on a freezer full of meat. The attacks could work against the Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes of the party, but they also leave the press vulnerable to months of assaults on its integrity. The latter appears more likely thanks to conservatives hammering guilty reporters on social media. Their message is clear: this isnt 2012 or 2008. Just do a Twitter search on #ObamaLovesAmerica and youll be inundated with snarky and sober comments from the Right. Its only a...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan - What its like when the gotcha left is out to get you

    03/05/2015 1:16:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Paul Kengor
    [SNIP] ".....Whoa. Now is that fair? The minute that this PolitiFact item was released, I got an email from a fellow Reagan expert who was steamed. Paul, youve got to take this on! he wrote. No, I didnt want to take it on. I instantly recognized what Walker was talking about, and was mystified by the harsh reaction. I knew the PATCO material published in Peggy Noonans and Edmund Morris books, and elsewhere. Because a politician in an unscripted TV interview referred to documents rather than books by biographers, hes a liar with his pants on fire? Should we hold...
  • Its Not Just Hillary: Scott Walkers Email Controversy [Will the Daily Beast print the truth?]

    03/05/2015 12:20:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 4, 2015 | Lloyd Green
    ".............It would behoove both Clinton and Walker to take a page out of Jeb Bushs playbook, like yesterday, and start disclosing stuff right now. Otherwise, rest assured, Clinton and Walker will be subjected to an endless drip of stories, and a cloud of suspicion. As the lone Democrat who is up and running, and Clinton being Clinton, she can delude herself into thinking that she has time. As for Walker, tomorrow is already here."
  • When media, journalism diverge [navel gazing by the Left]

    03/04/2015 2:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    News Journal - Longview TX ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Youll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. Theyre not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, were not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse; now its how too many in the Fourth Estate spend much of their time especially if the horse is really an elephant. All too often the folks who get piled on by the media are conservatives and Republicans. People like Fox News Bill OReilly. In a previous incarnation as a reporter for CBS News many years ago,...
  • Writer of False Story About Scott Walker Slashing Funding for Rape Reporting is Sorry, Not Sorry.

    03/02/2015 12:11:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    IJR - IJ Review ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike Miller
    The Daily Beast has retracted an article claiming that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cut all provisions requiring the states universities to report sexual assaults. Before finally admitting she screwed up, the source of the post tried to defend herself on Twitter. As reported by Politico: The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to get rid of redundancy, as it already provides similar information to...
  • Michael Gerson: In matters of faith, Scott Walkers lack of grace is embarrassing

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

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

    02/26/2015 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    RCP - Real Clear Politics ^ | February 26, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns, Congressional Reporter
    "........ Here is their joint wisdom, pooled in a kind of Communications 101 crash coursea guide for first-time candidates. Media Bias: Get Over ItIn a pitch this week, Walker encouraged supporters to help him fight back against the clueless and mindless journalistic herd. The Republican National Committee argued journalists are asking less relevant questions of GOP candidates than they are of Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton and Democrats should have to answer for comments made by other Democrats, the RNC said. If youre a Republican, youve got to know youre going to be held to a double standard, RNC Communications Director...
  • Everyone Must Reject Giulianis Comment - The media's ideological ritual of denunciation and purge

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

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias) offers this exegesis: Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. Its like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesnt know is not a No. " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and its the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that Obama is a...
  • Scott Walkers insidious agnosticism [Another liberal's "brain" explodes]

    02/24/2015 10:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    ".......But even when prompted with the facts, Walker in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting persisted, saying, Ive actually never talked about it or I havent read about that, and, Ive never asked him that, and, Youve asked me to make statements about people that I havent had a conversation with about that. This is an intriguing standard. Ive never had a conversation with Walker about whether hes a cannibal, a eunuch, a sleeper cell for the Islamic State, a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome or a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. By Walkers logic,...
  • The Medias Embarrassing Scott Walker Spectacle [Media, heal thyself.]

    02/24/2015 12:23:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charles C. Cooke
    "..........On Vox last week, Jene Desmond-Harris blamed many of Americas ills on unconscious racism, which, she suggests, is also known as implicit bias. There is a regnant idea in America, Desmond-Harris contends, that is so deeply entrenched that many of us arent aware that we hold it that white is better than black. This point was echoed by Nicholas Kristof in Saturdays New York Times. Directly addressing white men, Kristof submitted that because all human beings are prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences, bias remains widespread in ways that systematically benefit both whites and men. In both cases,...
  • Watch Out: Scott Walker Just May Shrug His Way Into The White House [liberal's head explodes]

    02/23/2015 11:21:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    TPM Talking Point Memo ^ | February 23, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    It appears that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin believes he can shrug his way into being the Republican nominee for president. Journalists are quickly learning that if you ask Walker to comment on any of the issues that are riling up the fundamentalists, birthers or other right wingnuts these days, Walker will be respond with his impression of a popular emoticon: ¯\(ツ)/¯. On the question of where he stands on the theory of evolution, Walker replied, “That's a question politicians shouldn't be involved in one way or another. I am going to leave that up to you.” On the question...
  • Nobody Loves a Vacillating, Wishy-Washy Scott Walker [he's gotten under their skin]

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

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

    02/22/2015 2:11:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2015 | Scott Greer
    The 2016 presidential campaign mightve just witnessed the most outlandish question posed to a potential candidate yet Saturday. In an interview with The Washington Posts Dan Balz and Robert Costa, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked whether he believes Barack Obama is a Christian. Walker immediately responded with, I dont know, which served as the Posts headline for the reporters hard-hitting examination of the possible 2016 contender. Walker went on to clarify his response in the interview. Ive actually never talked about it or I havent read about that, Walker said, in a voice Balz and Costa noted was calm...
  • Recycled Stupid Media Tricks Asking Scott Walker If Obama Is A Christian [how did Hillary answer]

    02/22/2015 1:05:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Crawdad Hole ^ | February 22, 2015 | Crayfisher
    "..................Remember way back in the Spring of 2008, when Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked Hillary three times if she believed that Obama was a Muslim? She said no twice, but after the third time she hedged her bets and said As far as I know. The media and blogospheric reaction was to clutch pearls, hyperventilate and accuse Hillary of stoking rumors that Obama was indeed a Muslim. Last night, two hacks from the Washington Post recycled the trick. The difference is this time Twitter exploded:............."
  • The comedian Barack Obama, a history [pithy in the face of criticism]

    02/21/2015 11:17:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2015 | By The Hill Staff -- [late Valentine kisses]
    Even before he was president, Barack Obama enjoyed showing off his sense of humor. Since getting elected to the White House, President Obama has joked with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, done off-center interviews for Buzzfeed and YouTube and played ball with an interviewer who jokingly asked him, Whats it like to be the last black president? The wacky, funny asides have earned Obama plenty of negative attention, but theyve also drawn a lot of focus to his policies. Heres a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the career of Barack Obama, comedian: Nov. 3, 2007:...
  • Scott Walkers cowardice should disqualify him [angry they can't box him in]

    02/20/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Rudy Giuliani did this week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender...... And Walker, just a few seats away, said . . . nothing. Asked the next morning on CNBC about Giuliani’s words, the presidential aspirant was spineless: “The mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on what the President thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well. I’ll tell you, I love America. There are plenty of people, Democrat, Republican, independent, and in between who love this country.” But did he agree with Giuliani? “I’m in New...
  • 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 partys 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 corporations 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 corporations 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 CNNs 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 CNNs 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 Ukraines revolution, the moment thats likely to be immortalized is when protestors charged police barricades in Kievs 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 couldnt 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 ^ | 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 ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Theyre 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, its not just bad for them, its bad for the entire economy....
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scotts 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, ABCs World News didnt 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 ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher has been all over the story of NBCs latest I was about to say latest ethical lapse, but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Lets 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 myselfand I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in thisare 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]hats one of the biggest problems weve 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, hes 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 shed seen Rachel Maddow, Lawrence ODonnell, 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 Medias 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....