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  • Fox News is Marco Rubio’s Unofficial Super-PAC and Using Megyn Kelly to Sell It…

    02/08/2016 8:23:17 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 8, 2016 | Sundance
    Posted on February 8, 2016 by sundance Tonight, in advance of the New Hampshire vote tomorrow, Megyn Kelly goes into full defense mode to protect Senator Marco Rubio from his horrible debate performance. You can watch the full-frontal effort HERE Immediately after interviewing Marco Rubio, she brings in who? Wait for it… wait for it…. Yep, Governor Chris Christie. Watch:
  • PREDICTION VALIDATED: Trump Poll Numbers May Be Vastly Inflated Due to Name Recognition

    02/08/2016 12:23:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Director Blue ^ | February 7, 2016 | Malcolm X. Cromwell
    Two-and-one-half months before last week's Iowa Caucus, columnist S.A. Miller of The Washington Times noted what could be called "The Trump Effect" on poll numbers with an article entitled "Donald Trump seen unlikely to win in Iowa despite poll numbers": Laura Kamienski, a Republican Party caucus precinct representative for Hiawatha District in Cedar Rapids ... said she expects a surprise in the caucus this cycle similar to former Sen. Rick Santorum's unexpected win in 2012. Mr. Santorum is back in the 2016 Republican race but is polling near the bottom of the crowded field in Iowa and nationally. ...Pollsters defended...
  • Fox News On Suicide Watch After Marco Rubio Implodes At Debate

    02/07/2016 6:41:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jason Easley
    Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Chris Christie made Marco Rubio look like a robot who circuits were fried at the ABC Republican debate. Even after Christie called out Rubio for repeating the same talking point about President Obama over and over...
  • SNL Mocks Ted Cruz's 5-Year-Old Daughter

    02/07/2016 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Saturday Night Live did not just take aim at Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The NBC comedy show also mocked his daughter, Catherine. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In last night's cold open skit last night, an actor playing Cruz said, "First, my family, I would be nothing without the love and support of my incredible family like my daughter Catherine here." "Come here, sweetie," says the fake Cruz. "How about a hug for daddy?" "No," says the actress, clearly much older than the real life Catherine Cruz. "Come on, now, give daddy a hug for the camera?" "No." "Come here, sweetie. How about...
  • One More Reason to Detest Quentin Tarantino

    02/07/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    MoonBattery ^ | February 6, 2016
    That guitar he had destroyed for his movie The Hateful Eight was made in 1870. It was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. Tarantino left the clip in the movie because he liked the horrified reaction of Jennifer Jason Leigh, who realized at the time that it was not a replica but a priceless antique getting smashed. Everyone on the set was distraught except Tarantino, who reportedly smiled: The head of the museum was furious when he found out the guitar had been wrecked not in a random accident, but because Tarantino had failed to tell Kurt Russell about...
  • Obama Pitches Muslim TV Shows [semi-satire]

    02/05/2016 10:25:39 PM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Appalled by the over-representation of Muslims as terrorists in national security themed TV shows, President Obama called for broadcasters to air a more varied array of programs featuring Muslim characters. "One idea I came up with is a family comedy," the President said. "There's this daughter who refuses to marry the nephew her father has chosen for her. So, the father and nephew shoot her and dump the body in a river. But she comes back as a ghost or zombie and haunts them with a series of weekly pranks. In one episode the daughter disguises herself as salesperson in...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Rejects Racist Label

    02/03/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by kathsua · 34 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 3rd, 201 | reasonmclucus
    ABC’s “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has joined fellow “View” co-host Raven-Symoné in rejecting the extremely racist term “African-American”. “You know what uh uh! This is my country,” Goldberg said. “My mother, my grandmother, my great-grand folks, we busted ass to be here. I’m sorry. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m not a chick American, I’m an American!”
  • Fox News Buries Cruz Iowa Victory with Rubio, Clinton Coverage

    02/01/2016 9:50:22 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 88 replies
    February 2, 2016 | Ralph Mitchell
    Coverage of the Ted Cruz Iowa Victory is being minimized by Fox News with excessive coverage of Rubio and Clinton. This is based on the evidence of those viewing.
  • Obama and Hillary Try Hand at Comedy [semi-satire]

    02/01/2016 12:02:13 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Perhaps looking toward a future outside of politics, both President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried out some comedy bits this week. The President made the first volley calling Hillary "wicked smart" and "warm and funny." Hillary countered with "anybody who know me knows you can't buy me." The host of the HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher, called the efforts of the two "deliciously absurd and surreal. I wish I had thought of these jokes myself."
  • Old Dick Van Dyke Studio catches fire in Carefree Arizona

    02/01/2016 7:32:04 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    CAREFREE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Firefighters say flames swept through an abandoned studio for fashion shoots early Sunday morning in the town of Carefree. A passerby called sheriff's deputies at about 3:30 a.m., Sunday after spotting the flames shooting out of the empty building near Pima and Cave Creek Road in Carefree. We're told the building was known as Woburn Studios, an old retail fashion studio where shoots were held. When deputies arrived, the building was engulfed in flames. Rural-Metro firefighters also responded to the scene and they have been working to put out the flames.   Crews from Scottsdale...
  • Movie to watch Monday while waiting for Iowa results

    01/31/2016 11:39:00 AM PST · by Fhios · 13 replies
    1/31/2016 | Total Vanity
    Rollerball (1975) IMDB Rollerball In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
  • Fox's X-Files revival has controversial new theories (based on Alex Jones)

    01/30/2016 5:02:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 12 2016 | JAMES HIBBERD
    The truth has never been more out there. Fox’s upcoming and eagerly awaited revival of The X-Filesis updating its conspiracy theories — only this time,the sci-fi series might cause more controversy than when the show told tales of government-aided UFO cover-ups during its initial 1990s run.RELATED: X-Files Returns: EW Exclusive PhotosIn the first return episode screened for reporters (trailer below), paranormal investigatorsMulder (David Duchovny)and Scully (Gillian Anderson) team up with a charming web-series host named Tad O’Malley (played by the usually comedic Joel McHale, here in a dramatic role). The character, loosely based on conservative online personalities Alex Jones and...
  • The Revenant : Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Christmas Movie - Frigid Greed Driven Violence & Mayhem

    01/30/2016 8:52:32 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 19 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2016-01-30 | Patton@Bastogne
    . The Revenant : Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Christmas Movie A "serious" performance by DeCaprio in a very violent movie that I'll never watch again, even when it's released on DVD. It is different from American Sniper in that it has zero humorous moments, and light-years less nobility. It's like being trapped in the Titanic's bitterly cold engine room for 2.5 hours, with grevious injuries, waiting for a painful death. Even the father and son moments were difficult to watch. Too much pain and too much sorrow. The violence is different from Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator. Had the directors name...
  • Range 15 trailer! (A comedy that features combat vets!) VIDEO

    01/26/2016 9:42:11 AM PST · by Marie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | MaxBest
    Fantastic trailer! (Warning - harsh language. This is a movie made by real combat vets, featuring real combat vets) Featuring marcus luttrell!! VIDEO AT THE LINK
  • Does the Media Have More Blood on its Hands with the Canadian School Shooting?

    01/25/2016 6:10:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from The Canadian Press Details about the school shooting in Canada are still in short supply. But it seems likely that the shooting was motivated by the media coverage that is given to mass shooters, especially school shootings, in the western world. From thestarphoenix.com: "The community usually pulls together really strong in times like this," said Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief Teddy Clark on Friday. "Both Clearwater and La Loche, a lot of people are in shock. This is something that you only see on TV most of the time." (skip) Desjarlais-Thomas forwarded to The Canadian Press a...
  • Shocker From Ed Schultz: Trump 'Would Function Very Well as President'

    01/24/2016 10:54:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2016 | 1:04 PM EST | Jack Coleman
    After bellowing on demand for several years at MSNBC, America's version of the Russia Today television network, Ed Schultz starts work at the actual RT next week. But following his fair and balanced commentary about Donald Trump on last night's Alan Colmes radio show, Schultz might just as easily fit in at Fox News. [...] "... I don't think enough attention has been paid to actually how Trump would function as president. Let's put policies aside for a moment. Let's put aside what he believes or what he might do -- how would he do it? I think he would...
  • Charles Krauthammer Reveals the Candidate He Thinks Is Most Likely to Win the Republican Nomination

    01/22/2016 9:15:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 22, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said Friday on the Fox News Channel that he believes it is now a three person race for the Republican 2016 nomination, with Donald Trump most likely to win. Speaking on "Special Report," the syndicated columnist used $100 in "casino chips" to illustrate his point. Krauthammer placed a $40 bet on the chances that Trump would secure the nomination, followed by a $30 bet on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third with $20 and Krauthammer reserved $10 for "wine, women and song."(continued)
  • Whoopi Threatens to Leave U.S. Over Trump: ‘You Can’t Blame Immigrants’ for Problems

    01/21/2016 1:51:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 20, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC's "The View," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to "stop blaming" others for the problems in America and threatened to "move" out of the country. Goldberg said, "People don't like being the butt of the jokes and now that people say, listen, you can't make me the butt of your jokes, I don't like it. You can't use me as some sort of stereotype. I don't like it. That's the PC people are talking about. And the bottom line is this--find a different way to say what you're going to say. People are...
  • Human Trafficking abomination is getting into the media

    01/21/2016 5:00:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Caged No More [film site] ^ | January 21, 2016 | self
    ABOUT CAGED NO MORE CAGED NO MORE is an entertaining feature film that will raise awareness of human trafficking, aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating trafficking. Starring Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant. Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details...
  • Conservative Radio to Donald Trump: Like Ted Cruz or You Lose

    01/20/2016 6:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 176 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 20, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    Conservative talk-radio stars gleefully watched as The Donald rubbed everyone in media and Republican circles the wrong way. But now that he's turned his fire on Cruz, they're picking sides--and it's not Trump's. In a gentler, tenderer age--an age long gone--Donald Trump brought talk radio hosts together. These were the simple, balmy days of last summer, when radio talkers agreed that even Trump performed an invaluable public service by driving national media and the Republican establishment totally out of their minds. But those days are gone....
  • Which John Wayne and WWII movie to introduce my kids to westerns and classic American films.

    01/19/2016 12:32:17 PM PST · by Sparticus · 141 replies
    So I was watching a movie with my kids (10 and 13) the other day and was thinking about how different the media is that they consume than from the stuff I was raised on. I would like to get them interested in older movies with positive messages. Which John Wayne and which WWII movies are your favorites and which would think would grab kids' attention? I'm thinking "The Cowboys" would be good, but what else would everyone suggest?
  • Debate focus group in South Carolina unanimously picks Ted Cruz as winner

    01/15/2016 9:00:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 15, 2016 | Bryan Llenas
    A focus group of South Carolinians overwhelmingly chose Senator Ted Cruz as the winner of the first presidential debate of 2016 on Thursday night. The group of 26 Republican voters was assembled by pollster Frank Luntz at the request of Fox News Channel. When Luntz asked them, 'Who won this evening?" They unanimously yelled, "Cruz." The highlight of the debate, and the moment that seemed to resonate most with these voters, was the exchange between Cruz and Republican front runner Donald Trump after the real estate mogul renewed his suggestion that Cruz may not be eligible to serve as President...
  • ’13 Hours’ Review: Riveting Indictment of Obama, Hillary, and The DC Media

    01/15/2016 6:47:45 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 19 replies
    Breibart ^ | 1/15/16 | John Nolte
    Director Michael Bay’s riveting, heartbreaking, and infuriating “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” opens with five simple words: “This Is a True Story.” What it should have read was, “This Is a True Story The Media Has Covered Up For Years.” God damn these people to Hell. Let me start things off by pointing and laughing at George Clooney, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tim Robbins, John Cusack, Leonardo Di Caprio, Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon, and Paul Haggis — all of whom made films critical of a sitting president’s foreign policy that ended up being, not only box office catastrophes,...
  • I just saw 13 HOURS

    01/14/2016 7:22:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    self | 1/14/16 | self
    not much to say Good movie, not a waste of money However, i guess it was anti-climactic, if our government had changed things since then, it would have meant more, but knowing they are still covering up for the lack of support, which the movie CLEARLY COVERS the repeated calls for it... It is worth the price. Go see it.
  • 2016 Oscar Nominations Full LIst

    01/14/2016 9:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    MJSBIGBLOG ^ | 01/14/2016
    The 2016 Oscars nominations were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, 13 Hours actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cherly Boone Isaacs early Thursday morning.ABC will broadcast the Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28. Best PictureThe Big ShortBridge of SpiesBrooklynMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe RevenantRoomSpotlightPerformance by an actor in a leading roleBryan Cranston, Trumbo Matt Damon, The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne, The Danish GirlPerformance by an actress in a leading roleCate Blanchett, Carol...
  • A Man's Dog

    01/14/2016 12:00:26 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    1/13/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    In The Moonlighter movie, 1953, Fred MacMurray's dog alterts him to a prowling cougar. The dog is game, prompts him to the hunt, locates the cougar, MacMurray shoots the cat, he has to pull the dog off the dead cat.A great dog, a man's dog, the dog of a boy's heart. Not particularly large, a medium small dog.Such a dog is Sheldon.A 10 second Sheldon movie. https://www.facebook.com/kardiokult.life/videos/1692003041083875/
  • Obama Will Again Follow State of the Union with Interviews with YouTube Stars

    01/12/2016 8:37:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 11, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Remember last year when President Obama followed up the State of the Union by doing interviews with YouTube stars? Well, he's doing it again this week. Social media personalities Ingrid Nilsen (a.k.a. Missglamorazzi), Destin Sandin (of the science channel Smarter Every Day), and Adande Thorne (a.k.a. sWooZie)--all of whom have over 3 million subscribers each--will all get to ask questions of the president, presumably related to issues brought up during the State of the Union tomorrow night. All three YouTubers posted videos expressing their excitement and encouraging fans to send questions their way: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The State of the Union airs...
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • FoxNews Joins the Cavalcade of Idiot Ted Cruz Birthers

    01/08/2016 7:33:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | January 8, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Any political issue is exactly as serious as the media decides to treat it. There have been a lot of changes in the influence of the media over the last 30 years, but that is still more or less the truth - even the stories that were pushed by blogs and alternative media only became stories when the media were effectively shamed into covering them. Questions about Obama's eligibility for President were not a serious news story because the media made the a priori decision to make fun of anyone who raised them. As we noted this morning, look at...
  • The Daily Show rips Fox News for accusing Obama of fake-crying about gun violence. Video Link

    01/07/2016 2:49:38 PM PST · by Rich from PTD · 23 replies
    The Daily Show rips Fox News for accusing Obama of fake-crying about gun violence. Video at Link The art of comedy, and the nature of humor was once thought to foster an atmosphere where the most crude, most tasteless, most edgy statements could be made. But something has changed. It changed when drugged up, emasculated, humorless leftist creeps entered the scene. Liberals that are offended by anything considered racially or culturally insensitive. Unless it’s mocking out White heterosexual males, Conservative Americans, or Traditionalist minded Christians.
  • You Want to See How Much the Mainstream Media Hates Ted Cruz?

    01/06/2016 5:14:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have just been made aware of something I want to share with you here, but I can't find the remote control for the Dittocam, so I cannot zoom in on this. But I'm still gonna show it to you anyway because speaking of Ted Cruz... I was talking in the last hour about how much the media hates Cruz, how much they hate Trump, how they hope Trump takes Cruz out and vice-versa, how they hope talk radio takes Trump out. They've tried; they've failed. In fact, they've done everything they can to destroy the reputations...
  • Why so many Kowalskis?

    01/03/2016 1:24:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    TV Tropes ^ | January 7, 2011 | Azek from Kazakhstan
    Does this name sounds especially cool for American audiences or something? I had a discussion on a Russian cinema forum a few weeks before about this name. I basically shot the original poster's idea off, saying that this name is a very common Polish last name. But, this week i absolutely unrelatedly watched Vanishing Point and here is another Kowalski! After that, i just can't ignore this anymore. Even today i randomly clicked on Noble Bigot and again stumbled on quote by yet another Kowalski. What's going on? How can Polish last name (not even the most popular one) can...
  • Review: "Daniel Boone & The Opening of the American West"

    12/29/2015 4:22:43 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 28 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/29/2015 | Richard Williams
    While watching this latest production, I couldn't help but chuckle about some of the misconceptions many Americans have about Boone due, perhaps, to that old TV series. Brown explodes some of those misconceptions in this project: Boone was not the first white man to explore or settle Kentucky (then part of Virginia). He did not care for coonskin caps and never wore one. He was court-martialed, refused an attorney, defended himself, was acquitted and then promoted. He never used tobacco and though he did not totally abstain from alcohol, he was never known to abuse its use. He was red-headed...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Star Wars

    12/23/2015 2:58:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bill O’Reilly On Black Lives Matter: “They Basically Hate Their Country” (Also talks Trump)

    12/19/2015 11:12:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | December 18, 2015 | Latifah Muhammad
    Bill O’Reilly is back to the same old rhetoric. O’Reilly’s recently gave his assessment of the Black Lives Matter movement during an episode of his Fox News show. The comments came as O’Reilly went on tangent about Donald Trump, and Kate’s Law, which was established after a 32-year-old woman was killed by an illegal immigrant earlier this year. Essentially, he concludes that American’s are fed up since Kathryn Steinle’s shooting, and Trump is their savior. “Trump knows that millions and millions have had it and that he’s going to mobilize all those people.” He compared the Trump supporters to Black...
  • Killer Mike And Bernie Sanders Explain Why Donald Trump Is ‘Scary’ For America

    12/16/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MTV ^ | December 15, 2015 | Andres Tardio
    Mike also compares Sanders to Jesus. Killer Mike and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sat down for a conversation at the Run The Jewels MC’s barbershop recently. The talk, which is broken down in six parts, was released today and it goes over everything from Donald Trump being scary for America to free healthcare being available to everybody. Their conversation also gave Mike a chance to fully endorse Sanders for President. “You have been the only candidate that I have seen able to connect people who were once disconnected in this way,” he said....
  • Lindsey Graham Warns Ted Cruz Not to Cross Princess Buttercup

    12/16/2015 10:44:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Vanity Fair | December 15, 2015 | Mike Hogan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/12/lindsey-graham-ted-cruz-princess-bride
  • Gun TV is a new home shopping channel for weapons

    12/04/2015 10:42:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 3, 2015 | Patrick Kulp
    A new home shopping channel plans to make buying a gun as simple as calling the number on your screen. Starting in 2016, a network called Gun TV will join the peddlers of jewelry, weight loss programs and kitchen gadgets that regularly populate the odd hours of late night television. Its tagline: "Live Shopping. Fully Loaded." The channel, owned by a parent company called the Social Responsibility Network, will air mostly shopping programming for guns, ammunition and hunting accessories for six early-morning hours every day with goals of eventually ramping up to a 24/7 operation, according to the Desert Sun...
  • Binge watching TV? Your brain may pay for it later

    12/03/2015 4:03:57 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | ALAN MOZES
    Young adults who watch tons of TV, and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, may end up paying for it with diminished mental performance in middle-age, new research suggests.
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • Musicians at Latin Grammys tell viewers: ‘Don’t vote for racists'

    11/21/2015 11:39:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ned Resnikoff
    Performers Maná and Los Tigres del Norte end musical numbers with a political message.Two big-name musical acts urged audience members at this year’s Latin Grammys to vote against “racist” politicians, in an apparent shot across the bow at Donald Trump and other presidential candidates who have made disparaging remarks about Hispanic immigrants. The band Los Tigres del Norte finished a performance during the awards show, which aired Thursday night, by displaying a banner with the words, “Latinos unidos, no voten por los racistas,” which translates to “Latinos united, don’t vote for racists.” The band Maná, which took home the award...
  • Whoopi Goldberg on Christian Syrian Refugees: ‘Hitler Was a Christian’

    11/18/2015 6:18:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 18, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    Did we hear that right? On Tuesday, The View ladies devoted a few minutes to the Syrian refugee crisis. Reacting to Republican candidates’ proposals, they criticized allowing only Christians refugees into the United States, because, after all, even Christians can be bad. Case in point: Adolf Hitler – according to Whoopi Goldberg. To introduce the segment, Goldberg pointed to solutions proposed by Republican candidates for the Syrian refugees. “Republican candidates like Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz think America should only accept Christian Syrian refugees,” she began. “Donald Trump says we should strongly consider closing the mosques. Is this really going...
  • your advice: TV-plus-WiFi-device, or WiFi-enabled TV?

    11/17/2015 5:01:26 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 57 replies
    self | 11/17/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hello FReeper friends. For the first time in several years, I've got a few bucks to spare. I'd like to finally upgrade from my old CRT television to a flat-screen TV. I'm also investigating the various options for streaming video to the TV via WiFi. I'm looking at devices like Roku and Amazon's FireTV -- especially because Amazon is having a Black Friday deal on the FireTV stick. However, the TVs that I'm looking at all are WiFi enabled. So here's my question: unless I really, really want features specific to FireTV, do I really need it (or Roku) if...
  • Iran: Rouhani heading to Europe with highest figures of journalists behind bars

    11/13/2015 12:51:09 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    Two United Nations human rights experts joined voice in warning Iranian authorities on the arrest, prosecution and harassment of journalists and online activists. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, and David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression also demanded safe space for freedom of expression as Iran is heading for general elections next February. What makes it all the more interesting is that these calls are being made upon a regime led by Hassan Rouhani who claims of leading efforts for change in Iran and preparing to visit Europeans eager for Iran’s...
  • Why Does Chris Matthews Think Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Are Not Hispanic?

    11/12/2015 7:59:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 12, 2015
    I don’t know if Chris Matthews has a drinking problem but he gives a great approximation of the old guy at the bar who is about half in the bag at lunch time… and who you’ll find there again after work. I don’t mean to disparage Matthews’s ethnicity, because he is apparently (according to Wikipedia) half Irish, and if he does have a problem we all certainly hope he dries out, but I bring it up as I search for possible explanations for some of his behavior. For instance, Via Newsbusters we have this clip of Matthews discussing the Cruz...
  • Chris Matthews doesn’t think Cruz and Rubio are Hispanic - but he did when he was attacking them

    11/12/2015 12:44:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    But they're definitely "Cuban Nationals" Chris Matthews is lost in a quandary. He doesn’t know how to categorize Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Since he’s a lifelong left-winger, placing humans into the proper boxes is of the utmost importance, because it’s the only thing that informs his commentary. If he doesn’t know what they are, it’s impossible for him to formulate one of his ridiculous attacks. Specifically, he can’t figure out if Rubio and Cruz are “Hispanic.” He’s pretty sure they’re “Cuban Nationals,” but beyond that he has no idea which label he should apply, and that’s upsetting his identity...
  • An inside look at the underside of Tuesday’s Republican Presidential debate

    11/11/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | November 11, 2015 | Macaela Bennett
    When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a snide comment about jour­nalists during Tuesday’s fourth Republican Pres­i­dential debate, hundreds of jour­nalists clustered in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, media filing center shared a moment. While responding to crit­icisms of Donald Trump’s firm stance against illegal immi­gration, Cruz said many people disregard immi­gration as an economic issue. He blamed this misun­der­standing partially on the main­stream media’s coverage of it. To emphasize his point, Cruz argued that the media would cover the issue differently if undoc­u­mented immi­grants entering the United States were applying for jour­nalism jobs. “I will say, the politics of it would be...
  • FBN Moderator Cavuto Hopes to Make Himself ‘Invisible’ at Next GOP Debate

    11/09/2015 12:49:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 9, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    As the Fox Business Network tackles the next Republican presidential debate, the moderators aim to juxtapose FBN with their much-maligned rival, CNBC. In interviews with Politico, FBN moderators Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo described their vision for the upcoming debate. “My goal is to make myself invisible,” Cavuto said, adding that he hopes the moderators are “not the issue.” Cavuto’s goal is not surprising, given the backlash aimed at CNBC after the last Republican debate. Arguably the biggest moment of the Oct. 29 showdown involved Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz blasting the network and moderators for trying to incite a...
  • Bias? What Bias? Only 7% of journalists identify as Republicans

    11/09/2015 10:05:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Robert Laurie
    Shocker. ....No. Not really. By all accounts, CNBC’s Republican debate was an unmitigated disaster. Not for the candidates, mind you, but for the moderators, the network, its parent company, and the left in general. What was obviously a planned attack on the GOP field blew up in the faces of its would be perpetrators - and it did so in spectacular fashion. Instead of making the candidates squirm, the network made the angry. Instead of looking weak, they rallied and went on the offense. Instead of goading the field into a circular firing squad, the moderators placed a spotlight on...
  • Another Republican Debate - YAY!

    11/09/2015 8:45:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Peggy Ryan
    Don't poke the bear! No, seriously, I love these debates. First of all, they’re entertaining. A comedy writer couldn’t come up with better lines than these moderators. But more than that, each debate offers insights into the candidate’s political views, personal finances, juvenile records, and sex life. Who could ask for anything more? My favorite brawl so far is the third debate, the one with all the hullabaloo about bias journalists (like that’s news). It starts out slow, stump speeches and empty rhetoric. There’s a couple of false starts like when John Harwood asks Trump if he’s running a comic...