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  • 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    LINK ONLY PER FR POSTING RULES: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/10/15/swing-states-poll-women-voters-romney-obama/1634791/
  • 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...
  • SHOCK POLL: ONLY 38% SAY OBAMA 'DEFINITELY' BORN IN USA (Drudge Report)

    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
    HotAir.com 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 Fox31.com 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>
  • USA Today to post 17 percent drop in circulation

    10/09/2009 6:04:36 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies · 1,022+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) - USA Today is expecting to report a 17 percent decline in circulation. That would be its largest drop ever. While most large newspapers are struggling to keep print subscribers and newsstand sales, USA Today is also being slammed by the slump in travel. Many of the newspaper's sales come in hotels and airports. USA Today's publisher, David Hunke (pronounced HUNK'-ee), told staff about the circulation plunge in a memo Friday. From April through September, the average daily circulation at the Gannett Co.-owned newspaper was 1.88 million. That amounted to 398,000 fewer copies than in the same...
  • 'USA Today' Will Show 17% Circulation Decline in Next Report (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/09/2009 1:02:09 PM PDT · by abb · 26 replies · 1,220+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 9, 2009 | Jennifer Saba
    When the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases the latest numbers on Oct. 26, it will show that USA Today's circulation fell 17% to 1.88 million for the six months ending September 2009, a drop of about 390,000 copies. The decline could also threaten USA Today’s position as the No. 1 newspaper in the country by circulation. To put that in perspective, the reduction of copies represents roughly the entire daily circulation of The Arizona Republic the 10th largest paper in the U.S. as of spring. The loss was an expected one at the Nation's Newspaper, which implemented a price increase...
  • OPERATION Can You Hear Us Now - Targets Big Media!!! Save the date - 10/17/09

    09/15/2009 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Ibleedred · 94 replies · 6,284+ views
    Website - OperationCanYouHearUsNow.com ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Webmaster
    Obviously, the "main stream" media are hard of hearing and seeing. About 2 million mad-as-hell taxpayers assembling in Washington, D.C. for the largest-ever (most well-behaved ever, most respectful ever) protest did not make it onto their radar screens (or our TV screens). They need our help. Maybe we cannot repeat an assembly of 2 million mad-as-hell taxpaying patriots in one place, but surely those who longed to go and couldn't would love to be a part of Operation "Can You Hear Us Now?" I'll bet for every one patriot who went to D.C. there are 10-20 more who wished they...
  • Boycott the USA Today Newspaper

    09/14/2009 7:08:12 AM PDT · by ncfool · 56 replies · 1,662+ views
    USA TODAY NEWSPAPER | September 14, 2009 | self
    Sitting here in my DC hotel room this morning and received the Hotel's USA Today newspaper and took a look through the front page section. Guess What! The USA Today didn't even have any story on the Washington Tea Party. Can you imagine that! No story. The Newspaper media is wondering why their readership is declining its obivious that they are the Obama Media department and they work for the Democratic party. Can you imagine that 1,500,000 people attended a rally in DC to wake up the politicians and they USA Today doesn't cover it. I guess we have the...
  • USA Today fact-checks Obama’s town-hall assertions (and finds several whoppers)

    08/12/2009 12:25:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies · 6,135+ views
    Hotair ^ | 8/12/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re not terribly enthusiastic about it, but USA Today corrects the record — in a sidebar — on a number of assertions made by Barack Obama yesterday at his Portsmouth, NH forum. They leave out the biggest whopper, which is Obama’s claim that he has never favored single-payer health-care systems, but they do catch a couple of other big fibs, including Obama’s snow job on AARP endorsement. One of the best catches from USA Today concerns Medicare Advantage, about which Obama has lied for over two years: “Insurance companies basically get $177 billion of taxpayer money to provide services that...
  • 'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer

    08/10/2009 3:12:46 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 212 replies · 10,548+ views
    USA Today | 08/10/2009 | By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer
    Unable to post thread due to copyright go to link http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/08/unamerican-attacks-cant-derail-health-care-debate-.html#more
  • USA Today pushes socialism, Pelosi spin

    08/10/2009 5:28:22 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 10 replies · 726+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 10, 2009 | The GOPNation.com
    <p>USA Today takes the cake for allowing the publication of the following editorial in its pages this morning by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer. Comments after.</p>
  • Gannett Posts Profit Despite Continued Slide in Advertising (I'm not dead yet!)

    07/15/2009 5:13:39 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 6 replies · 247+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 15 July 2009 | Frank Ahrens
    McLean-based Gannett -- the nation's largest publisher of newspapers, including USA Today -- today said it posted a $70.5 million profit in the second quarter, compared to a loss last year, despite a continue slide in advertising revenue. The results were better than analysts had expected and sent Gannett stock soaring; it closed up 29 percent to $4.50 per share today. The profit came from cost-cutting, not growth. And the company predicted that revenues would continue to dip in its broadcast unit next quarter.
  • Gannett to cut 1,400 jobs in new round of cuts (Yay!)

    07/01/2009 1:54:55 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies · 1,872+ views
    AP ^ | 7-01-2009
    Gannett to cut 1,400 jobs in new round of cuts NEW YORK – Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. plans to cut 1,400 jobs in the next few weeks, about 3 percent of the work force, as it faces a prolonged slump in advertising revenue. The majority of layoffs will come by July 9, he said. The move follows a 10 percent cut at Gannett last year, which left the company with about 41,500 employees. Gannett publishes USA Today, the largest newspaper by circulation in the U.S., along with dozens of other newspapers
  • <i>USA Today</i> Gets Homeschool Story Wrong

    06/16/2009 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Sopater · 14 replies · 1,700+ views
    On May 28, 2009 USA Today published a story based on a report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is part of the Federal Department of Education, titled “The Condition of Education 2009.” The headline of the USA Today story was “Profound shift in kind of families who are homeschooling their children.” A few days later the title was changed to “More higher-income families are homeschooling their children.” Regrettably, among other problems with the article, USA Today made one blatant error and one very misleading claim. The blatant error is USA Today’s statement that homeschoolers are increasingly...
  • Gannett 1Q profit tumbles as ad declines deepen

    04/16/2009 8:24:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 705+ views
    AP ^ | April 16, 2009
    Gannett Co., the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S., reported a 60 percent decline in first-quarter profit Thursday and said the decline in its advertising revenue is accelerating. Gannett, which publishes USA Today ... ad revenue shrunk by 33.5 percent. USA Today's total number of paid ad pages in the quarter fell to 527, from 826 a year ago.
  • Marriott makes newspapers optional for guests

    04/14/2009 5:19:57 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 25 replies · 991+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Robert MacMillan and Deepa Seetharaman
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many U.S. hotel chains like to offer USA Today, The Wall Street Journal or their local newspaper as a courtesy to guests. Marriott International Inc will offer a different courtesy: no paper at all. Marriott said on Monday that it will stop dropping daily papers automatically at its guests' doors. Now, it will offer them a choice of papers or, if they want, no paper at all. Based on preliminary data, Marriott projects that this will reduce newspaper distribution by about 50,000 copies daily, or 18 million annually. Beginning June 1, guests at the company's full-service...
  • USA Today Publisher Craig Moon To Retire April 17

    04/01/2009 12:08:01 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies · 753+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 31, 2009 | Kathy Shwiff
    Craig Moon, president and publisher of USA Today, said he plans to retire April 17 after more than 23 years at Gannett Co. (GCI). No replacement has been named. Moon also supervises USA Weekend, the Detroit Media Partnership, Gannett Offset and the Military Times operation. Gannett owns 85 U.S. newspapers, more than 850 magazines and nondailies, and 23 television stations. USA Today, started in 1982, is the nation's largest circulation daily. Like other media companies, Gannett has been suffering from sharp drops in advertising and readers moving to the Internet for ads, news and entertainment. At a recent conference with...
  • USA Today is Broke - Furlough for Workers

    01/15/2009 8:54:40 AM PST · by OregonRancher · 14 replies · 740+ views
    NYT ^ | January 14, 2009 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    The Gannett Company, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, said on Wednesday that it would force thousands of its employees to take a week off without pay in an effort to avoid layoffs. Gannett, which owns 85 daily newspapers across the United States including its flagship USA Today, said it could not say exactly how many people would be required to take time off, or how much money the company would save. But it said it would require unpaid leave for most of its 31,000 employees in this country. Also on Wednesday, USA Today notified its staff of a one-year pay...
  • Gannett Furlough: Don't Let Feds Catch You Working!

    01/15/2009 3:34:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,017+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The news that the Gannett Company--the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, flagship USA Today--is forcing thousands of its employees to take unpaid leave is the latest, shocking, evidence of the ill health of the old media. But for present purposes, let's focus on this odd nugget: Gannett has informed its employees that pursuant to federal and state law, they [emphasis added]: must not work while on an unpaid leave. That includes reading or responding to e-mails, calling or responding to calls from colleagues and being on site at your location at any time during your furlough days. Can't you just imagine...
  • Gannett to Furlough Workers for Week (USA Today) Dinosauer Media Watch

    01/14/2009 2:13:02 PM PST · by xtinct · 8 replies · 448+ views
    NYT ^ | 1/14/09 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    The Gannett Company, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, said on Wednesday that it would force thousands of its employees to take a week off without pay in an effort to avoid layoffs. Gannett, which owns 85 daily newspapers across the United States including its flagship USA Today, said it could not say exactly how many people would be required to take time off, or how much money the company would save. But it said it would require unpaid leave for most of its 31,000 employees. “Most of our U.S. employees — including myself and all other top executives — will...
  • Gannett furloughs employees for a week (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/14/2009 10:30:19 AM PST · by abb · 34 replies · 1,122+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2009 | Robert MacMillan
    Gannett Co Inc (GCI.N), the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, will make workers take a week off without pay because of what it called some of the most difficult economic conditions it has ever experienced. "This means that most of our U.S. employees -- including myself and all other top executives -- will be furloughed for the equivalent of one week in the first quarter," Chief Executive Craig Dubow wrote in a memo to employees on Wednesday. Gannett, which publishes USA Today, the largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, is instituting the furlough after cutting thousands of employees from its payroll to...
  • USA Today plans $5 Obama paper

    01/09/2009 10:14:27 PM PST · by melt · 65 replies · 1,434+ views
    bizjournals.com ^ | 1/9/09 | bizjournals.com
    USA Today, which recently raised its newsstand price from 75 cents to $1, will print a special Obama edition it will sell on newsstands for nearly five times that. The newspaper says it has published a special issue titled “Obama: The Historic Journey” which will be available on newsstands Jan. 8 and will cost $4.95. It includes biographies of both Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden, excerpts from several key Obama speeches, inaugural stage and parade maps and features on everything from presidential children to First Lady dresses. The $4.95 paper will also contain advertisements, but USA...