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  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 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...
  • Former Mr. Sharon Stone Obama 'Crack' Humor Attempt Backfires

    09/15/2010 7:59:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    As your humble correspondent has learned, writing humor can be very dangerous since it can easily backfire. Such was the case with a story written by the former Mr. Sharon Stone aka Phil Bronstein, Editor-at-Large of the San Francisco Chronicle. Just from the very title of his piece, "Should Obama have smoked crack?" you just know Bronstein was going to run into trouble. Some readers didn't know he was trying to be funny and were outraged. Other readers realized he was attempting to write humor but felt it was really lame. So here is Bronstein's backfiring humor attempt: ...His druggie...
  • Hey Sanford! Did Obama put you up to this?

    06/25/2009 7:42:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,111+ views
    SFGate: Bronstein at Large ^ | 6/25/9 | Phil Bronstein
    Let me just say it before a commentator on Fox does: This whole Mark Sanford mess is a Barack Obama conspiracy. The sad spectacle of Mr. Sanford's teary confessional is designed, at least in some part, to make the President look even better by comparison than he already does. You think it was a coincidence that as the Governor was into the meat of his dishonor, the CNN scroll noted that President Obama was going to the Vatican to meet with the Pope? I have my own views about the Obama press machinery and resultant seduction quotient. But this latest...
  • Bronstein at Large: Love or lust, Obama and the fawning press need to get a room

    06/08/2009 6:19:32 PM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 939+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Jun 08 at 03:35 PM | Phil Bronstein
    When Barack Obama decided that questions from the German press about his trip agenda in that country were too pesky, he told the reporters, "So, stop it all of you!" He just wanted them to ask things he wanted to talk about. Well, what politico wouldn't want that? OK, dad. We'll behave. And according to a new Pew Research Center poll, we are fans. On domestic press, it showed that "President Barack Obama has enjoyed substantially more positive media coverage than either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush during their first months in the White House" with "roughly twice...
  • No tricks here: Dick Cheney has become Nixon 2.0

    05/11/2009 3:08:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,964+ views
    SFGate: Bronstein at Large ^ | 5/11/9 | Phil Bronstein
    There's something about former Vice President Dick Cheney that's been struggling to get out like a rare bald eagle chick ready to hatch. After listening to his remarks this weekend about Rush Limbaugh (loves him) and Colin Powell (doesn't), and his jut-jawed "I don't regret anything" moment on CBS, I know what it is: Mr. Cheney is now replacing Richard Nixon in the national political and cultural consciousness as the Gorgeous George of our era, the guy whose very existence makes some people furious and who brings to the surface all those intense and complex emotions about power and the...
  • Judge disses Sharon Stone’s basic instincts as mom

    10/05/2008 5:04:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 1, 2008
    Sharon Stone’s suggestion that her 8-year-old son get Botox injections to rid him of smelly feet is just one of her many parenting overreactions detailed in court papers released the other day. The 50-year-old actress was shot down last week by a San Francisco Superior Court judge when she sought to modify a 2007 custody decision that gave primary parenting duties for Roan to her ex-hubby, Phil Bronstein. The court contended that Stone is a drama queen of a mother who has gone off the deep end over and over, and refused the “Basic Instinct” star’s request to move her...
  • Did the MSM drop the ball on John Edwards?

    08/08/2008 2:32:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies · 257+ views
    SFGate: Bronstein at Large ^ | 8/8/8 | Phil Bronstein
    John Edwards. There, I said it. I guess it's too late to be dramatic, now that Edwards has talked to a MSM outlet (ABC) about his affair. I really meant to say something earlier, when almost every daily newspaper, including The Chronicle, was not touching a story broken by, gasp, the National Enquirer, but I was tied up. Most MSM in general had stayed away, picking at it with their noses held, as if looking for something valuable in a moldy dumpster. Of course the New York (City) Times said they were "looking into it" but certainly not printing a...