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  • Politico Poll: 71% support comprehensive immigration reform

    05/20/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Nothing makes a diehard eeyore like me happier than a depressing poll, but even I’ve got to call BS on this one. C’mon, Politico.That 71 percent includes 90 percent of Latinos, 78 percent of Democrats, and 64 percent of Republicans — and frankly, I’m surprised the totals for each aren’t higher. Except to the small minority of the population that follows immigration news closely, the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” is almost totally meaningless. News junkies recognize it as a term of art to describe a compromise on border security and legalization; to everyone else, which is pretty much everyone,...
  • Indoctrinating Religious Warriors (GOP who put faith over science embarrassing Charles)

    01/04/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles Blow
    In 2009, the gap between the share of Republicans and Democrats who believed in evolution was just 10 percentage points, 54 percent and 64 percent, respectively. Last year, that gap widened to a whopping 24 points because as the percentage of Democrats who believed in evolution inched up to 67 percent, the percentage of Republicans believing so plummeted to 43 percent. Now, more Republicans believe that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time than believe in evolution. This sad news comes via a survey released this week by the Pew Research...
  • Re branding Old Media

    01/04/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by billhilly · 11 replies
    Self | 01/04/14 | Billhilly
    After being told by old and relentless image makers and propagandists that some things are are what they are not, and after a quick Google search, and seeing that I am not going where someone else has already gone, here are two new additions, one of which I recently used on FR. Since the left has called conservatives Wing Nuts, let's return the serve to them with Nutwing. The washed out alphabet television news organizations and major city Newspapers are being complimented by being called mainstream, and since they are all washed up, let's henceforth call them by the much...
  • White House: Obamacare hasn't damaged president's credibility

    12/11/2013 1:35:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/2013 | BRIAN HUGHES
    The White House insisted Wednesday that President Obamas credibility had not been damaged by the botched rollout of Obamacare, despite a series of recent polls showing his diminished standing with the American public."I don't think I agree with that conclusion, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said of the assertion that fewer Americans trust the president because of broken promises over his signature domestic achievement.However, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 54 percent of respondents disapproved of the presidents job performance, driven mainly by the problem-plagued rollout of Obamacare.Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said Obamacare was...
  • More bad polling news for Obama: Trust is like Virginity, Once you lose it, it's hard to get it back

    11/25/2013 8:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    "Trust is like virginity: once you lose it it's hard to get it back." So spoke pollster John Zogby, commenting on his latest poll on President Obama's handling of his office. Quoted by Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner: "Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet. This includes 57 percent of men and 55 percent of women; 51 percent of moderates, 24 percent of liberals and 24 percent of Democrats; 66 percent of independents and 40 percent of Hispanics. Meanwhile, a separate poll by CNN/ORC International...
  • Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll Numbers (NPR)

    11/07/2013 5:26:35 AM PST · by Drango · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/7/13 | Ari Shapiro
    President Obama's poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency. They started sinking after the Obamacare website's miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. More thanhalf disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, the numbers were the opposite.) It seems obvious to say that a high approval rating helps a president, while a low approval rating hurts him. But here are five reasons Obama's numbers might not be as troublesome as they sound. He Was Never Popular With Congress Anyway A high approval rating can...
  • Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say (Here we go again)

    11/01/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | October 31, 2013 | Lauren Loricchio
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington County, who earnestly urges them to vote in the upcoming state elections. One thing we know is that elections have consequences and what were seeing at a national level is that Barack Obama has a total different worldview than we do here in this room, Parrott said before the group of nearly 60 attendees of a Hagerstown T.E.A. Party meeting. He wants Obamacare - socialism. This is part of his new America, Parrott said to the group,...
  • The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications

    Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surprised by the title, I scanned down, wondering if the article would make the point that the Tea Party folks, despite their methods, had the right ideas: Stop the expansion of the US government by any means possible, at least long enough to make a serious point about a serious issue. This wasn't...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against

    10/19/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Watch out, Alan Grayson: you've got competition when it comes to uttering the ugliest slur on Tea Party Republicans . . . Sure, you've compared them to the Klan. But fellow Dem Steve Cohen has upped the ante. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show this morning, Cohen called Tea Party members of congress: "domestic enemies" that congressmen have taken an oath to defend the country against. Kornacki didn't challenge Cohen's libel, managing only to feebly observe that Cohen sounded "pessimistic." Think of it: a congressman has just accused many of his colleagues of treason, and the most you can muster is...
  • Hollywoods Obamacare Zombies Posted By

    10/15/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hollywood’s Obamacare ZombiesPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 15, 2013 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments If you’re sick and tired of TV news broadcasts spewing pro-Obamacare propaganda, get ready to be inundated with even more progressive health care proselytizing in the dramas and comedies that follow those news shows.For this you have the left-wing California Endowment to thank. The radical philanthropy is in the news because it is funding Obamacare public outreach efforts.As Newsmax reports, the Obama administration is “turning its focus on prime time television series, using the influential...
  • Save your Confederate money, boys, the South gon rise again (Only a day and here's the race card)

    10/14/2013 10:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | October 14, 2013 | Jeffrey Billman
    Nothing says patriot like waving around the Battle Flag of the Confederacy in front of the White House.Im still trying to wrap my head around this scene: Yesterday, in Washington, a group of angry white peopleit was billed as the Million Vet March but numbered in the hundreds, maybe the thousands, and who knows how many were actual veteransled by Tea Party-aligned Texas senator Ted Cruz and former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin, marched on the Lincoln and World War II memorials, tearing down the barricades and demanding that President Obama reopen these sites, which, of course, are closed because...
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the Million Vet March, one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
  • G.O.P.s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming

    10/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 91 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON Next year was supposed to be a prime opportunity for Republicans to retake the Senate. And for a while, everything seemed to be breaking their way: a wave of Democratic retirements, a fluke in the electoral map that put a large number of races in states that President Obama lost, a strong farm team of conservative Senate hopefuls from the House. Then the government shut down. Now, instead of sharpening their attacks on Democrats, Republicans on Capitol Hill are being forced to explain why they are not to blame and why Americans should trust them to govern both...
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the shutdown of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH. The $445 million the Treasury...
  • Democrats Pay Union Members to Protest World War II Vets

    10/02/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 2, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it closed and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. --SNIP-- ...these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim. Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonalds employee shirt, which...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 458 replies · 47,817+ views
    www.freerepublic.com | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • NPR Seeks to Reduce Staff by 10 Percent Via Buyouts

    09/13/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | 9/13/13 | Perry Stein
    Tucked within a release naming its new president and CEO, NPR announced today that it would seek to reduce its staff by 10 percent through a voluntary buyout plan. (The Washington-based organization employed 840 people in 2012.) NPR's board of directors just approved a budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes a deficit of $6.1 million, or 3.1 percent of its $178.1 million in revenue. The buyouts are intended to help plug the spending gap and, according to the release, will be offered "broadly across the organization." The board named Paul G. Haaga, Jr. as acting president and CEO effective...
  • 15 Journalists Have Joined Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/13 | John Nolte
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel's decision to join the Obama administration is just the latest example of a new trend among mainstream media journalists who are making it official by officially joining the Obama administration. Stengel, who is joining the State Department, is just one of 15 (or 19) who have given up a career in journalism to join Obama's crusade to fundamentally transform America:
  • Polling company did poll that predicted Colorado recall results *exactly* and didn't release it!

    09/11/2013 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 16 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Sept 11, 2013
    The next time you're wondering if polls are biased, just remember this admission from Public Policy Polling: Reflecting on the Colorado recalls We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points. What's...
  • Liberals accuse GOP congressional candidate of masturbating at work (Log Cabin Repuke)

    08/24/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Just because Bob Filner accused by numerous women of sexual harassment resigned as mayor of San Diego on Friday doesnt mean the city doesnt have another potential sticky wicket on its hands.A California news outlet is reporting that Carl DeMaio, a Republican who once ran against Filner for mayor but is now running for Congress, is now being accused by his former colleagues on the city council of, well, masturbating while on the job.Two Democratic members of the San Diego City Council were quoted on the record at VoiceofOc.orgmaking the allegation that DeMaio often polished his family jewels...
  • ABCs Stephanopoulos Hits Back at Rand Paul for Suggesting He Colluded with Obama

    08/15/2013 7:04:04 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 15th, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking with Laura Ingraham this afternoon, George Stephanopoulos addressed Republican Sen. Rand Pauls suggestion that the ABC host purposely aided the Obama White House in driving the war on women narrative of 2012. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera last week, Sen. Paul asserted that Stephanopoulos obscure question about contraception during a GOP debate might hint that the newsman colluded with the Obama campaign to generate the resultant war on women narrative.
  • Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    08/02/2013 4:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | August 2, 2013 | by Rob Bluey
    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Yet a detailed analysis of this issue by Heritage Foundation experts found that the Office of Personnel Management does not have the legal authority to do what the Obama Administration promised Congress last night. Furthermore, it is mighty curious that word of the Obama Administration solving Congress problem was suddenly leaked to a couple reporters at 9 p.m. just hours before the release of Heritages report (embargoed copies of which had been given to the...
  • Confirmed: (Racist) Left Wing Plant at Houston Pro-Zimmerman Rally is Far Left Activist

    07/23/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    LEFTIST PLANT INFILTRATES HOUSTON PRO-ZIMMERMAN RALLY Liberal Media runs with it A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, Racist & Proud. That looked incongruent with the other reports from the pro-Zimmerman side. The Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan: One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, Were racist & proud. Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the signs ugly sentiments by yelling, Were racist. Were proud. Were better because were white, at the Martin group as they passed,...
  • 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nations Top Terror Threat

    06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 43 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 26 jun 13 | rasmussen
    Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist...
  • Sarah Palin's mind-bogglingly incoherent immigration reform critique

    06/25/2013 6:30:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Week ^ | June 25, 2013 | Jeb Golinkin, Frum Forum
    Perhaps we should no longer be surprised when the former half-term Alaska governor jabs at GOP colleagues weighs in on public policy. And yet... It's easy and tiresome to trash Sarah Palin as an uneducated embarrassment to the Republican Party (a party of which I am a member). But when the great anti-intellectual takes ridiculously simple-minded shots at Marco Rubio for supporting immigration reform, something needs to be said. The Sunshine State News asked the former Alaska governor to comment on immigration reform. She took the opportunity to take a giant swing at Marco Rubio: Just like they did with...
  • Former NPR CEO Ken Stern: The IRS Had the Right Idea

    05/25/2013 1:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | May 25, 2013 | Ken Stern
    Whats so bad about the IRS investigating nonprofit applications? Thats their job. The real scandal is that the ensuing hubbub will discourage them from doing it again, writes Ken Stern. Over the last week, commentators have expressed great outrage over the handling by the IRS of applications by Tea Party groups and others for 501(c)(4) status. In the haste to trigger the next administration-crippling gate, these analyses have largely ignored one of the most surprising aspects of this entire episodethat the IRS was actually trying to do its job. A little context is warranted. There are more than 1.5 million...
  • Sorting Out the Scandals [Joe Klein Tries To Rescue Clown Occupying White House]

    05/16/2013 4:59:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 5/16/13 | Joe Klein
    ... putting Benghazi, the IRS's Tea Party targeting and the Justice Department's leak-hunting seizure of Associated Press phone records in the same basket is like comparing a mirage to a dishwasher to a diamond. There is no common thread. Benghazi is a scam, not a scandal. It began as a political ploy during the 2012 presidential campaign. Republicans tried to pin a cover-up on the President.... The Justice Department's secret seizure of AP phone records is more a policy dispute than a scandal..... The irs's targeting of Tea Party groups is, however, an actual full-blown scandal. In fact, it is...
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.
  • Sarah Palin Parody Mistaken for Real News (That She Said Attack Czech Republic Over Boston)

    04/24/2013 12:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | Bill Hoffman
    Sarah Palin has said many controversial things in her life but did John McCains running mate really call for the invasion of the Czech Republic? No, but a leading eastern European weekly wrote that she did mistaking a satirical article written about Palin as fact. Lets burn Prague: Sarah Palin Calls for the Invasion of the Czech Republic screamed a headline in Wprost, one of Polands top news publications. Wprost later yanked the article from its website after readers began questioning its authenticity on Facebook, the journalism blog JimRomenesko reported. Editor's Note: Should ObamaCare Be Repealed? Vote in...
  • Coming Up Short On Dr. Gosnell

    04/17/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell -- as close to a demonic presence as anything this country will ever see -- was almost a month old when the network blackout finally ended. CNN broke its silence, as did CBS. National newspapers sent reporters to the trial for the first time. They started covering it only because of a national outrage that they would so deliberately withhold this horror story from the public -- for political reasons. Kirsten Powers in USA Today insisted: "This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop...
  • Demographic research on lesbians and gays emerges from shadows

    03/03/2013 10:02:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | Carol Morello
    A few salient facts are known about the Americans whose lives might be changed by a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected this summer. About one in five gay and lesbian couples are raising children that are under age 18. Same-sex couples are less likely than traditional married couples to have health insurance covering them both. One in 10 men with a male partner or spouse is a military veteran. As many as 6 million Americans, roughly 2 percent of the population, have a parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. These nuggets of demographic insight into same-sex...
  • AP Caves Into Gay PC: 'His Husband' and 'Her Wife' Are Now Accepted Stylebook Terms

    02/21/2013 8:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/21/13 | Tim Graham
    After overwrought pressure from the usual gay "anti-defamation" lobbyists, the Associated Press has caved in and made another new statement approving the use of "his husband" and "her wife" in news stories. as if they've taken a stand for neutrality, instead of rewriting the gender dictionary. "Victory!" was the headline on several gay websites as AP issued a new entry in its AP Stylebook Online, and is scheduled to appear in the 2013 print and mobile additions: husband, wife Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or...
  • Did Nate Silver Tip the 2012 Election to Obama? (Will Quit if He's Too Powerful)

    02/15/2013 9:37:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/15/2013 | Peter Weber
    The New York Times stats whiz says he'll stop blogging if his poll analysis sways future contestsNate Silver was vilified by some Republicans and political journalists during the 2012 election, and embraced by Democrats looking for a fix of reassuring political news during rocky periods of President Obama's re-election bid. This week, the seemingly prophetic New York Timesemployed political polling aggregator told an audience of students at Washington University in St. Louis that "the polls can certainly affect elections at times." They're not supposed to, Silver added, but some voters may "take the forecasts too seriously." Then, says Michael Tabb...
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on The OReilly Factor and Hannity while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's watergate incident. MSNBC's total...
  • Gay marriage fanatic pleads guilty in attack on Family Research Council

    02/06/2013 5:49:02 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 02/06/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Floyd Lee Corkins II, who planned an attack to kill as many people as possible at the Family Research Council in August last year, because of that group's opposition to gay marriage, has pleaded to guilty to "interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed, a charge based on the shooting being intended to intimidate anyone who is associated with or supports the Family Research Council and other organizations that oppose gay marriage," CBS News reports. In addition, he: acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to...
  • Doctored Videotapes are Peanuts

    02/01/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Many have rightly condemned MSNBC's serpentine editing of a video to make it appear that certain gun rights activists heckled the father of a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre, but let's not pretend this was a one-off event. The liberal media long ago forfeited their respected role as watchdog over the government and have voluntary descended to the status of a public relations arm of the Democratic Party and various liberal causes. It doesn't do it justice to call them cheerleaders, for they are active participants, every bit as much involved in bringing about the events...
  • Now MSNBC is reviewing how that tape was edited to make Newtown residents look like

    01/30/2013 11:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Twitchy.com has been all over the story of NBCs latest I was about to say latest ethical lapse, but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Lets just call it the latest example of NBC lying so egregiously, even a few other liberal media outlets are calling them out on it. Twitchy deserves our thanks for catching the lie and presenting the truth. And now the cover-up begins at NBC. Erik Wemple at WaPo has the latest: MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a...
  • New Book Claims Journalists 'Swooned' Over Obama During Off The Record Bar Visit Last Year

    01/19/2013 7:06:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire. More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings' new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year: The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds, Hastings...
  • Chicago Reporter Refuses to Report Teachers Union Links to Socialist Groups

    12/20/2012 10:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union and Action Now (formerly known as ACORN) staged yet another protest Tuesday, this time targeting so-called Chicago fat cats. Video from the event reveals that the local Chicago media particularly Christian Farr of NBC 5 is disinterested in reporting the radical nature of the union and its allies. Farr said that hes too objective to report such news, even though it occurred right before his eyes. SEE THE VIDEO HERE. Only a single Chicago talk radio program - Wade and Roma on WLS-AM - has demonstrated the nerve to question the CTU leadership about...
  • Progressive journos hang with Obama: Anything wrong with that?

    12/09/2012 9:04:48 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Now thats compliance for you. The blackout from these influential progressives as the White House so boosterishly calls them raises an historic prospect. Could this be the first White House meeting with journalists in which more information about the proceedings came from the White House than from the journalists? After all, the White House did at least issue this statement: This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
  • Gallup suspends daily tracking poll

    10/30/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 15 replies
    Political ^ | 10/30/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    Gallup will not conduct daily tracking surveys for a second night, Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to the ongoing effects of superstorm Sandy and will continue to reassess the situation on a day-to-day basis, read a statement from the organization. Gallup will provide an update on Wednesday about plans from that point forward. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/83057.html
  • McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males

    10/21/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Gabriel Debenedetti
    Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012. Who are these defectors? The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older. (Overall, Obama trails Romney 34 percent to 52 percent among white men over 50.) About 72 percent of them are white. They are largely from the East Coast; nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic. Nearly 3 in 10 finished their education after high school, and nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor's...
  • Saturday Night Live too PC to be funny with a Democrat White House

    10/13/2012 8:49:17 PM PDT · by winner3000 · 18 replies
    Self ^ | 10/13/2012 | Winner3000
    I went to Hulu and watched the SNL skit of the Obama/Romney debate. They made Romney into the unlikable person, made him say the most outrageously false statements such as he killed Osama bin Laden (Romney lied-straight out of the DNC talking points), and even had Obama being excused for his performance because he was thinking about what gift to get to his wife on their anniversary (such a romantic fellow!) and SNL even made a centerpiece of Al Gore's buffoonish excuse that Obama was affected by the altitude. I just turned off SNL after I watched their skit on...
  • Vanity - Gallup has changed polling method per Jay Cost on twitter

    10/10/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Twitter | 10.10.12
    I am so appalled by this late shift in method that I will not cite another Gallup poll in a column between now & Election Day.— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) October 10, 2012
  • U.Va. analysis: Obama has already won (Dems can stay home)

    09/27/2012 4:20:58 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/27/2012 | Paul Bedard
    They won't officially declare the election over, but the experts at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics Thursday declared that President Obama's surge in key battleground state polls has pushed him well over the magic mark of 270 Electoral College votes, meaning his reelection is all but a lock. "We are not calling the race," said the experts, but the polls currently show "a decisive Obama victory." The team of Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley said if the election were held today, Obama would win 290 Electoral Votes, Mitt Romney 204. And the 42 toss-up Electoral Votes...
  • Bozell, Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Media: 'You Are Rigging This Election'

    09/25/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/25/12 | Bozzell
    This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda. To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome. In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called news media to decide the outcome of an election. A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It...
  • GOP takes aim at skewed polls (lamestream trying to justify itself)

    09/25/2012 3:41:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The Romney campaign and other Republicans say polls showing President Obama with a significant lead over their candidate are inaccurate. They argue many mainstream polls skew in Obamas favor because of sample sizes that base 2012 turnout projections on 2008, when Democrats and Hispanics, blacks and young voters in particular turned out in record numbers. I dont think [the polls] reflect the composition of what 2012 is going to look like, Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said in an interview. Frustration that polls are skewed in favor of Obama has escalated among some on the right in recent weeks....
  • Why Most Presidential Horserace Polls Are Rubbish

    09/18/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | September,18,2012 | Donald McClarey
    Go here to read the brilliant rest. Most presidential horserace polls are assuming a Democrat advantage at the polls this fall of D-7, which is the advantage the Democrats had in 2008. That simply isnt going to happen after the failed Obama Presidency. In 2010 the parties had roughly equal amounts turn out at the polls. I imagine that the election result this year will range from parity to a D-2 advantage. Assuming Romney wins the independents, as most polls show him doing, a D-2 electorate would lead to a Romney victory. Parity would be a Reagan 1980 landslide. http://datechguyblog.com/#!/entry/demoralized-as-hell-the-poll-the-media-isn8217t-talking-about,40362
  • Politico Trades Obama Flacking for White House Scoops

    09/16/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Politico has abandoned any attempt to pose as an objective news source and is now functioning as the unofficial outlet for the Obama campaign, trading pieces they write that promulgate the Obama campaigns narrative for scoops they get from the White House that either are from anonymous sources or access to White House documents. Its a slimy and a contemptible relationship.