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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 http://t.co/8H5bVnPY5K | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/D1MH9fICXI   — 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 · 21 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 HillaryClinton@Wallstreet.com. 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,...