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  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled “How Obama Gets Away With It.” He suggested “Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive’s record is a major campaign issue.” But Obama’s record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didn’t want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. …
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.
  • How do Pa. GOP delegates pick a candidate? (wide open to GOPe/Ted treachery!!!)

    04/12/2016 11:48:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 121 replies ^ | EDT April 4, 2016 | Flint L. McColgan and Ed Mahon,
    <p>In Pennsylvania, some delegates will be pledged to support the candidate chosen by commonwealth voters, according to Megan Sweeney, the state party's communications director. That is different from previous years, when each delegate could choose who to vote for. The rules in Pennsylvania changed in September, when the Republican Party of Pennsylvania switched its methods to comply with the national party's rules.</p>
  • "Face The Nation" Roundtable: After SC, History Is On Donald Trump's Side (Video)

    02/21/2016 11:37:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic, Reihan Salam of the National Review, Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine, and USA Today’s Susan Page break down presidential politics in the aftermath of the South Carolina and Nevada contests.
  • (Vanity) Well, I can't post but a certain national newspaper

    02/17/2016 9:49:13 AM PST · by LS · 51 replies
    a certain national newspaper we can't reference | 2/17/2016
    has Trump 35, Cruz 19, Rubio 17 and the following head-to-head with Hillary Cruz 45 Clinton 44 Trump 45 Clinton 43 Rubio 48 Clinton 42 Kasich 49 Clinton 38 So, BOPe will tell us Kasich does best against Cankles. On the other hand, notion that Trump can't beat her is destroyed.
  • Ted Cruz Takes 2nd Place in USA Today’s Power Rankings

    12/01/2015 2:24:08 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 1, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is enjoying a surge in popularity among the Republican field as he's now in second place in USA Today power rankings.This marks the first time Cruz has been this high since the rankings began around 14 weeks ago.Ted Cruz soars to 2nd place in GOP Power Rankings (Video)The prevailing theories for the rise of Cruz consist of how Carson has taken a tumble in the polls, along with the Texas senator's massive investment in Iowa.I think along with that, his proven track record of standing up for conservative values and his expert skill at...
  • Gannett Co. acquires Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

    10/07/2015 10:53:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Greg Moore
    Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening. Journal Media publications dot the Midwest and South and include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial-Appeal and Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel. Industry experts say the publications are a natural fit for Gannett’s strategy of maximizing short-term profits through managing the decline of publications in less competitive markets. [Snip] Journal Media Group was formed earlier this year, after Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and...
  • WHAT MEDIA BIAS? USA Today Headline Asks: “If Donald Trump Wins, What Country Would You Flee to?”

    09/16/2015 8:16:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It’s hard to imagine a national news outlet like USA Today asking this question about Obama in 2008, isn’t it? That’s because it never would have happened. Even today, substitute Trump’s name with Hillary in the headline below and you’ll hear cries of sexism from the left. Yet somehow, this is acceptable… If Donald Trump wins, what country would you flee to? This might be one solution to the nation’s immigration problem: Donald Trump haters on Twitter say they will flee the country if he becomes president. In our favorite social media analysis so far this year, the digital analytics...
  • Trump Slams ‘Unimportant’ HuffPost for Banishing Him from Politics Section

    07/17/2015 6:20:57 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    This led Trump to issue a blistering press release. “Mr. Trump is number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll, along with all other recently released polls including Reuters, FOX, USA Today/Suffolk University and The Economist,” it points out. “If you read previously written Tweets [Ed. Note: We have], Mr. Trump has never been a fan of Arianna Huffington or the money-losing Huffington Post.”
  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times’ editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, “So much for our left-wing conspiracy.” The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruz’s book “A Time for Truth,” even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • Shameless Vanity. Vote in USA Today contest for my nephew

    05/29/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 13 replies
    5/29/20`5 | me
    St. Margaret's Tartans are in the USA Today final round for best HS boys lacrosse team in the country! St. Margaret's won the Southern California title recently, which is as high as HS teams can progress. (There is no state or national championship.) Thanks to friends like you voting in the 1st two rounds, St. Margaret's finished #3 in the country in Round 2 voting, and 1st in bracket. (Bracket and popular vote weren't necessarily in synch, depending on bracket) . In the final vote, it's all popular vote, which is serious business. (Dopey way of determining the best boy's...
  • Benghazi Talking Points Author Disses Governor Palin, Praises Obama

    05/11/2015 8:37:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 11 2015 | Steve Flesher
    I ran across this heavily edited article at USA Today written by Susan Page.  In it, she reports a new book coming out by a man she describes as having a "33-year career with the CIA."  This man is Michael Morell who praises Barack Obama as "extremely thorough" but claims that Governor Palin had "no understanding of national security issues" back when he claims to have met her in 2008. Everything from the headline to the image Susan Page uses indicates who the USA Today writer was interested in spotlighting.  (Yep, Governor Palin remains the left’s ultimate bogeyman).  Furthermore, when one digs a tad...
  • USA Today Columnist: Trying to Have Big Lips is Racist

    04/25/2015 9:06:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/25/15 | Aurelius
    Writing in USA Today, Alexandra Samuels, USA Today's columnist for their "voices from campus" section, believes that people trying to have big lips are racist. Specifically, Ms. Samuels is referencing the "#KylieJenner Challenge," in which teenagers suck on shot glasses so that their lips are "plump and pouty" like Kylie Jenner's, who is on the reality TV show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." While Ms. Samuels warns teens that the practice is dangerous, as it has led to bruises and some disfiguration, the main point of Ms. Samuels's piece is that trying to create big lips is racist. The article,...
  • USA Today column: Why did France allow satirists to attack Mohammed?

    01/08/2015 7:35:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    USA Today caused a stir last night when they published a column from Anjem Choudary, whom they describe as “a radical Muslim cleric” from London specializing in shari’a law. Earlier in the day, the Financial Times attracted a raft of criticism for publishing a column that insinuated that Charlie Hebdo‘s staff brought on their massacre themselves, but Choudary doesn’t even bother with a sop to free speech, which he dismisses as a non-Islamic concept. Instead, Choudary blames France for not protecting “the sanctity of a Prophet,” and says we should not expect anything else other than murder from Muslims...
  • Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015

    01/03/2015 6:10:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/02/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year? Just keep an eye on junk bonds. Prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield debt collapsed first. And as you will see below, high yield debt is starting to crash again. The primary reason for this is the price of oil. The energy sector accounts for approximately 15 to 20 percent of the entire junk bond market, and those energy bonds are taking a tremendous beating right now. This panic in energy bonds is infecting the broader high yield debt market,...
  • USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • USA Today: Abortion a ‘Right’ With ‘So Many Unnecessary Obstacles’

    10/10/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Katie Yoder
    Abortion is a “right” is a claim often made by the media – and USA Today is no exception. USA Today’s Editorial Board penned a piece entitled, “Abortion safety as a pretext: Our view” on Oct. 10. In it, the staff called abortion a “right burdened by so many unnecessary obstacles” and detailed how “abortion foes” are “chipping away” at Roe v. Wade’s “guarantee.” From the beginning, the piece claimed, “States have every obligation to ensure that abortions are performed safely.” “But when states use safety as a pretext to put providers out of business,” the staff argued, “they make...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story

    03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres
    Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. **SNIP** Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a...
  • Predictably, USA Today's Coverage of Nagin's Conviction Omits His Dem Party ID

    02/12/2014 1:42:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 12, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was convicted on 20 of 21 counts of corruption and bribery today. USA Today reporter Rick Jervis did a bit of a profile of Nagin in the course of reporting on the convictions. It included a recounting of the his time at the city's helm during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But one thing it oh-so-predictably did not include was Nagin's Democratic Party affiliation
  • Progressives in power looking for payback (Obama, Hillary, Cuomo, De Blasio, et al)

    01/25/2014 12:41:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    A few random news items from around the country: •Dinesh D’Souza, a prominent conservative filmmaker, was indicted for allegedly violating federal campaign-finance laws. The indictment was “the result of a routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC by various candidates after the 2012 election for United States senator in New York,” said a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office. Routine. A Google search for “liberal filmmaker indicted” did not turn up any liberal filmmakers who have been indicted. •James O’Keefe, a conservative maker of provocative films, said the New York State Department of Labor had taken...
  • USA Today Accuses Pro-Lifers of Putting Up “Legal Barbed Wire” Stopping Abortions

    10/30/2013 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Tim Graham
    A glance at the top of Tuesday’s USA Today reveals an article at top right headlined “Texas abortion limits take hit.” Below, reporter Rick Jervis reported “A federal judge on Monday struck down tough new abortion restrictions in Texas.” But then he said it was “a move that may galvanize abortion-rights activists amid the legal barbed wire unfolding across the nation.” This vivid metaphor — imagining the pro-lifers making America some sort of prison — is not in the online story (with a double byline that adds Michael Winter): A federal judge Monday struck down key abortion restrictions in Texas...
  • USA Today Publishes BDS Press Release Almost Word for Word, Accuses Israel of ‘Large-Scale Abuses

    06/14/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | 6/14/13 | Zach Pontz
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel found itself a friend in major American newspaper USA Today recently, when a press release about its efforts to have Alicia Keys cancel her upcoming show in Israel appeared almost verbatim in an article on the newspaper’s website. The American Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg first tweeted about the disturbing similarities Thursday, a day after the article appeared. “@USATODAY ran a BDS press release as a story. Here’s the newspaper piece Here’s the release” he wrote.
  • McDonald’s Cannot Make Your Kids Eat Anything They Don’t Want To

    05/25/2013 5:12:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | May 25, 2013 | Mark Horne
    Children are impressionable, and McDonald’s has managed, in the majority of cases, to make children prefer McDonald’s over all other fast food choices. Some people have decided that McDonald’s marketing is to blame for the fact that kids eat French fries and not fruits and veggies. Or, at least, the claim to believe McDonald’s possesses such awesome powers. And they even pretend that they think children are somehow wise leaders in society. Thus, from MSNBC and Morning Joe:“Nine-year-old Hannah Robertson doesn’t want a Happy Meal. She wants a healthy meal. And she’s not shy about saying it: Hannah took her...
  • NYT, WaPo, USA Today editorial boards blast Obama over seizure of AP phone records

    05/15/2013 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico reported earlier today that Washington DC has begun to turn against Barack Obama and his administration. Thanks to Obama’s own arrogance, write Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, he has little good will inside the Beltway anyway, and that leaves him with few passionate defenders in the latest scandal cascade: The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of...
  • 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...
  • Modern Science Writers Leave Science Behind

    12/29/2012 2:12:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | December 28, 2012 | Alex B. Berezow
    The co-author of a book on partisan science recently examined by Pacific Standard argues that our reviewer was a little too partisan himself. Any book that touches upon politics almost automatically angers half of the American public, regardless of what is written inside of it. It takes a special person—an objective, open-minded and self-critical one—to read and learn from a science book that criticizes people with whom the reader likes and agrees with politically.Recently, Pacific Standard published a review (“Red Science, Blue Science,” January/February 2013) by Wray Herbert, a pop psychology writer,of political writer Chris Mooney’s book The Republican Brain...
  • Swing States poll: Women push Romney into lead

    10/15/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    USA Today (link only) | October 15, 2012 | by Susan Page
  • USA Today gets a face-lift for 30th birthday

    09/14/2012 8:04:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | KEITH J. KELLY
    USA Today is unveiling its most extensive redesign since its launch 30 years ago, effective with today’s paper. The paper that revolutionized newspapers three decades ago with splashy color photos and info graphics is going to increase color, photos and info graphics even more with the redesign. The website’s redesign will go into effect in beta form over the weekend before going live on Monday.
  • Forecasted Job Growth Better in Right-to-Work States

    11/17/2011 10:48:38 AM PST · by BUSHdude2000 · 4 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 11-17-11 | Kimberly Morin
    USA Today came out with a one year forecasted jobs growth graph that has some interesting results. According to the survey, the only states that are forecasted to grow jobs by 2% or more are Right-to-Work states – Wyoming, Utah and Oklahoma (Note: USA Today does not identify states in this way). The majority of states slated to see negative job growth are 7 to 1 Forced Union states, Georgia being the only exception as the sole Right-to-Work state.
  • Wall Street Journal Remains No. 1 US Newspaper (USA Today ranks second, NY Times third)

    11/01/2011 12:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 11/01/2011 | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    The Wall Street Journal remains the No. 1 newspaper in the U.S with average weekday circulation of 2.1 million, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Gannett Co.'s USA Today ranks second with 1.8 million, and The New York Times is third with 1.2 million on average from Monday to Friday. The latest figures, covering the six months that ended Sept. 30, were released Tuesday. The Times' circulation grew after it started charging online fees or requiring a print subscription for full access to its website and mobile services. That began just before the start of the latest circulation reporting...
  • Is press working fast and furiously to deflect blame for botched gun sting?(gunwalker)

    08/10/2011 5:03:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Readers of Tuesday’s edition of USA Today were treated to an editorial, a rebuttal by National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and a “hard news” story that, taken all together, make it appear that the newspaper’s editorial board either doesn’t “get it” about Operation Fast and Furious, or they are feverishly trying to deflect responsibility. It is not likely Pacific Northwest gun rights activists will buy it, judging from conversations on the Northwest Firearms and WaGuns forums. In the story, focusing on the most prolific Fast and Furious suspect, Uriel Patino, the newspaper clearly points to the culpability...
  • New York Times Swings To 2Q Loss On Charge, Revenue Decline

    07/21/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Jul 21, 2011 | | Melodie Warner
    New York Times Co. swung to a second-quarter loss on a write-down tied to its news media group, along with the continuing decline of advertising revenue and higher promotion costs related to the launch of digital subscription packages. New York Times, which also owns the Boston Globe, has signaled that its cost-cutting efforts, which have allowed it to remain mostly profitable despite its top-line declines, may be winding down. Most publishers have seen slower advertising-revenue declines, but the newspaper industry continues to battle circulation losses as readers migrate to the Internet. ... Revenue dropped 2.2% to $576.7 million, reflecting a...

    04/26/2011 8:32:51 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 111 replies
    USA TODAY via Drudge Report ^ | 04/26/2011 | Drudge
    Link only.
  • Does Gannett want to get rid of USA Today?

    02/14/2011 12:28:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Poynter ^ | 2/14/11 | by Jim Romenesko
    According to the Gannett Blog chatter, Gannett may be considering either selling USA Today or spinning it off as an independent company.
  • Obama,Hillary Clinton Top Most Admired List(BARF TSUNAMI)

    12/28/2010 9:38:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies · 3+ views
    NYTimes:The Caucus ^ | December 28, 2010 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama is the country’s most admired man, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the secretary of state, is the most respected woman, according to a survey by USA Today and Gallup. Mr. Obama was the choice of 22 percent of those surveyed, followed by former President George W. Bush at 5 percent and former President Bill Clinton at 4 percent. Among women, Mrs. Clinton was named by 17 percent, followed by 12 percent who picked Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, and Oprah Winfrey at 11 percent. The annual effort to determine who the American public admires most is...
  • USA Today shaking up staff in 'radical' overhaul

    08/26/2010 7:36:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 8/26/2010 | Michael Leidke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- USA Today, the nation's second largest newspaper, is making the most dramatic overhaul of its newroom staff in its almost 30-year history in an effort deliver stories more quickly to mobile devices and produce more coverage likely to sell advertising. The makeover outlined Thursday will result in about 130 layoffs this fall, USA Today Publisher Dave Hunke told The Associated Press. That translates into a 9 percent reduction in USA Today's work force of 1,500 employees. He did not give a breakdown by departments for the layoffs.
  • USA Today plans reorganization, layoffs on the horizon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/24/2010 6:18:29 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    World Editors Forum ^ | June 23, 2010 | Carole Wurzelbacher
    USA Today president and publisher Dave Hunke, recently announced they would be reorganizing the paper, reports Gannett Blog. Most shockingly for the publication's staff, the reorganization will include layoffs. USA Today, which in April reported a 13.6 percent decrease in circulation over six months, has been under increasing pressure to revive their newspaper sales. Moreover, Today's advertising revenue fell 11 percent during the first quarter, while the overall decline amongst Gannett's (owner of USA Today) other papers was 8 percent. Hunke announced the upcoming restructuring and layoffs at a staff meeting last week, however he did not include a timetable...
  • The Left's Lies About 'Peaceful' Immigration Protesters

    04/28/2010 10:40:37 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies · 527+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston posted an excellent side-by-side video from Fox News that shows the lengths that the left goes to in order to excuse the common every day violence, hate and criminal actions of folks from their own side. Take a look at this excellent report… This ignoramus, hypocrite that Fox News dredged up to represent the left is typical of the back bending gymnastics indulged by the Old Media and the left -- one in the same, I know. This is typical in the way they denigrate the perfectly peaceful Tea Party protests while excusing the lawless, criminal actions of the...
  • Colorado Inmates Forced to Read USA Today

    03/08/2010 6:29:58 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 13 replies · 98+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 7, 2010 | Don Irvine
    A jail in Colorado has banned all newspapers for inmates except for USA Today over safety issues. From A county jail in Colorado doesn't allow inmates to read newspapers — except for USA Today. The Garfield County Jail bans newspapers because the commander says they make inmates unsafe. The commander tells the Aspen Daily News that inmates can be targeted for violence if other inmates learn in the newspaper what others have been convicted of. Jail commander Steve Hopple says that USA Today is the only paper allowed because it carries "well-rounded national news." The newspaper ban has been...
  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Glenn Beck

    02/18/2010 8:31:53 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies · 1,821+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    FNC's Glenn Beck is the cover story in USA WEEKEND magazine this week and the author, Dennis McCafferty, lists 10 items many people might not know about the host garnered from a conversation in Beck's Manhattan office. Among them: he has a lot of liberal friends, Britney Spears is partly responsible for his career success, he's not happy with the GOP, Orson Welles is one of his greatest influences, he thinks he's turning into Jabba the Hutt, and he is aware that "he can be a jerk." The article's not online yet, but you can see the print version after...
  • Is USA Today Serving the Goals of Al-Qaeda?

    02/12/2010 1:28:20 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 285+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    USA Today ran an editorial on the Obama administration's handling of terrorism, writing: "Officials' handling of the Christmas Day attack looks like amateur hour." Obama administrator Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan replied: "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only SERVE THE GOALS OF Al-QAEDA." Got that? The Obama administration considers ANY criticism of its national security policies, even from as benign a source as USA Today as serving "the goals of al-Qaeda." First Brennan asserts the terrorist was thoroughly interrogated and "provided important information." But just one sentence later Brennan admits: "The most important breakthrough occurred when Abdulmutalib was...
  • Unpaid leave at USA Today (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/12/2010 1:46:50 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 476+ views
    Washington Business Journal ^ | February 11, 2010 | Jeff Clabaugh
    Unpaid furloughs at Gannett Co. Inc. in McLean will now include nearly 1,500 employees at its flagship USA Today. USA Today employees will be required to take one week of unpaid leave between now and July. In a memo to employees Thursday, USA Today publisher David Hunke also said an existing pay freeze, first implemented in February 2009, will be extended by at least 90 days. A USA Today spokesperson confirms the furloughs and pay freeze extension affect all 1,495 of USA Today’s employees. "National advertising revenues in general were still down from the previous year as were paid advertising...
  • WH: Some Critics 'Serving the Goals of al Qaeda'

    02/09/2010 5:59:37 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 35 replies · 958+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/9/10 | ABC News
    In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda." Brennan writes that, "Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill." In the oped, titled "'We need no lectures': Administration disrupts terrorists’ plots, takes fight to them abroad," Brennan writes that politics "should never get in the way of national security. But too many in...
  • For Government, Let the Good Times Roll

    02/06/2010 2:06:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 393+ views
    Rich Lowry ^ | February 06, 2010
    FEBRUARY 5, 2010 For Government, Let the Good Times Roll The Great Recession has practically been a boom, if you have a government job. For most Americans, the Great Recession has been an occasion to hold on for dear life. For public employees, it’s been an occasion to let the good times roll. The percentage of federal civil servants making more than $100,000 a year jumped from 14 percent to 19 percent during the first year and a half of the recession, according to USA Today. At the beginning of the downturn, the Transportation Department had one person making $170,000...
  • USA Today poll shows Obama below 50%

    12/15/2009 12:51:12 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 28 replies · 1,213+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 15, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has suffered a 36-point drop in the gap between approval and disapproval since Inauguration Day in the latest USA Today/Gallup poll of adults. He started at 64/25, but limps into Christmas with 49/46, within the margin of error. In fact, Obama fared worse than any other President in the history of the survey. What makes this remarkable is the amount of goodwill Obama had available at the beginning of his presidency. The only President to suffer this kind of beating in the USAT/Gallup polling was Ronald Reagan, who had to contend with a fairly unfriendly media as well...
  • USAToday Poll: Obama approval rating positive, but just barely -- The Big Wee Wee's tanking alert!

    12/14/2009 1:18:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 878+ views
    USAToday | December 14, 2009
    USAToday won't allow excerpts, therefore nobody reads their rag online anymore. However, this article was too good not to call to Freeper attention. The bottom line: even with the USAToday's push poll questions and oversampling of Rats, Barry Boy has dropped from 39 points positive, to 3 points positive (i.e. a statistical dead heat) in only 10 months. You can read the article HERE, if so inclined. USAToday intends to publish the interals tomorrow. Enjoy ...
  • USA Today cherry picks poll data in Sarah Palin article

    12/11/2009 6:50:07 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, December 11, 2009 at 3:55 AM | Josh Painter
    * In a feature article based on an interview with Sarah Palin, USA's Kathy Kiely cherry picked some old poll data to make the former governor appear to be less popular with the American public than she actually is: "But even as her book sales soar, Palin remains a divisive figure in American politics. In an October Gallup Poll, 50% of those surveyed viewed the conservative Republican unfavorably, compared to 40% who had a favorable view."That Gallup poll was conducted October 1-4, more than three two months ago. Since then, an Opinion Research poll conducted November 17-18 for FOX News...
  • No Recession for Tedford

    11/10/2009 1:45:51 PM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 574+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 11, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    No Recession for Tedford Bethany Stotts, November 10, 2009 California students and furloughed faculty will be feeling the pinch this academic year. Not so for University of California head coach, Jeff Tedford. He’s going to get $2.8 million for the upcoming football season. Yes, the University of California system, despite its budget crises, will give Jeff Tedford $2.8 million this year. The California Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley also has a planned $430 million makeover. How high has Tedford’s salary climbed as of late? A 2004 press release from UC Berkeley regarding his 5-year contract states that “Coach Jeff Tedford,...
  • Wall Street Journal passes USA Today as No. 1 paper (Gannett-owned publication struggling)

    10/15/2009 1:01:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 766+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2009 | Andrew Vanacore
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - The Wall Street Journal has surpassed USA Today as the top-selling daily newspaper in the United States.</p> <p>The Audit Bureau of Circulations won't be releasing its latest figures until Oct. 26, but the Journal said Wednesday that it gained about 12,000 subscribers in the April-September period, compared with a year earlier. That puts its average Monday-Friday circulation at 2.02 million.</p>