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  • John Edwards Revisits His Past, Hanging Law Shingle Again

    11/19/2013 10:17:09 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/13 | BY PETER LATTMAN AND KIM SEVERSON
    John Edwards Revisits His Past, Hanging Law Shingle Again BY PETER LATTMAN AND KIM SEVERSON Before he served as a United States senator, before he made a run at the presidency and before his political career collapsed amid a sex scandal and fraud trial, John Edwards was a trial lawyer. Now, Mr. Edwards is returning to his roots and opening a new law practice. The plaintiffs’ firm, Edwards Kirby, reunites him with his former partner, David F. Kirby, and includes on its payroll his eldest daughter, Cate Edwards. “The reason we formed this firm is because we all believe in...
  • Obama Harvard Tapes Exposed on Hannity

    11/07/2013 8:22:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | Hannity/Breitbart
    Professor Admits Hiding Obama College Video By Todd Starnes Harvard University Law School professor Charles Ogletree admitted that he hid controversial video footage featuring a college-age President Obama speaking at a campus rally in support of a radical professor. "I hid this during the 2008 campaign," Ogletree said in the video. "I don't care if they find it now." The entire video was aired exclusively on Hannity by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak and contributor Ben Shapiro. The unedited video shows Obama speaking at a 1991 rally for Professor Derrick Bell. Bell has been described as the Jeremiah Wright of academia....
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • 20 Nasty, Weird and Sexist Liberal Cracks About Women

    04/23/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) "(Palin) did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn’t even know it’s in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don’t think anybody will want her near the White House." -- Larry Flynt 2) "You...
  • (Now Hiring) Who Wants To Be A ‘Death Panelist’?

    01/29/2013 5:20:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 28, 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Who wants to be a ‘death panelist’? Jonathan Gruber was one of the Obama administration’s key advisers during the health-care reform debate. As the economist who conceived the ideas at the heart of the Massachusetts health-care law, he is arguably the intellectual godfather of the Affordable Care Act. All of which would make him a natural fit for the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the new, 15-member panel that has the authority to reduce Medicare doctors’ reimbursements and pilot new ways to deliver high quality care for less. There’s just one tiny problem: Gruber has absolutely no interest in serving on...
  • Democrats Crank Up Death Panel Talk Following Obama Win

    01/26/2013 1:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Kurt Nimmo
    Now that Obama has secured another four years in the White House, it is time for the administration to crank out more Obamacare propaganda, specifically arguments about the cost ineffectiveness of keeping old people alive. Enter the internet’s liberal bellwether, Salon.com. Earlier today, the website posted an article by Matthew Yglesias, a blogger and Democrat operative who spent time at the Soros’ project, ThinkProgress. According to Yglesias, old folks are “the key issue in the federal budget” and their welfare accounts “for the remarkable lack of apparent cost effectiveness of the American health care system.” “When the patient is already...
  • Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis Of National Newspapers (Master's Thesis)

    10/06/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Auburn.edu ^ | 10/06/2012 | Katherin C Irwin
    A content analysis was conducted to examine whether a gender bias existed in national newspaper coverage of the 2008 presidential election. This presidential race proved to be historical in many aspects. Not only was the first African-American man elected to the office, but two female contenders with a viable chance of being elected also ran for the offices of president and vice president. The focus of this study is on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who was a newcomer to the national political scene and who was the second female in history to run for vice president.
  • The Most Controversial Quotes from Obama’s Hampton University Speech

    10/02/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | October 2, 2012 7:54 P.M | By Eliana Johnson
    Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there — at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago — that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for the Illinois...
  • VIDEO MADE 6 YEARS AGO SURFACES ON EVE OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE... DEVELOPING TONIGHT

    10/02/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 810 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/02/2012 | Drudge no-link teaser
  • Obama In 1998: "I Actually Believe In Redistribution" (via Drudge)

    09/18/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 117 replies
    Youtube ^ | barack hussein karadashian
  • COMPLETE VETTING OF OBAMA: A CHALLENGE TO MSM

    09/13/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 90 replies
    freeper research | Sept 13,2012 | Hoosiermama with freeper research
    Many conservative news people have talked about Obama NOT being vet the last election and it appears that even the authors looking into his history have neglected to thoroughly investigate one area. The Clinton’s, like good magician assistance distracted with the help of lawyer, Phillip Berg…Look over here! Look at his birth certificate! Those who attempted to look into that fact were ridiculed or ignored. In an attempt to ignite research facts and questions follow. “Where did the Dunham family get the money to travel?” asked one blogger who listed many on the family trips to and through Asia. http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/barack-hussein-obama-ii-child-of-privilege/...
  • Book: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Offered to Arrange a Blagojevich Pardon from Obama

    09/10/2012 10:03:19 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Natasha Korecki
    Chicago Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki followed every step of Blagojevich’s downfall. She details his demise in a new book — Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois; Embroiled Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Enthralled the Nation. The book raises the question of whether Jesse Jackson Jr., the congressman son of the famed civil rights leader, plotted to arrange a pardon for Blagojevich from President Barack Obama.
  • How Branding Sold America on Obama

    09/02/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 30 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sept 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    What's the difference between a president and a can of Pepsi? When it comes to winning elections, the answer is very little. The 2008 election was not about issues, it was about image. Not just the image of the candidate, but the image of his brand. In marketing terms, a brand is not just a label, it's the way that the customer is meant to perceive the product and interact with it. Take the can of Pepsi. It doesn't matter what's actually in the can, you don't have access to the full list of ingredients anyway. And if you did,...
  • Paul Ryan's ex-lover spent five months in prison for defrauding her employer out of $77,000

    09/02/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012
    Paul Ryan's African-American college sweetheart has spent time in prison for wire fraud, it emerged today. Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.
  • Paul Ryan's black cheerleader 'college sweetheart' who made him the victim of 'racist views' ...

    08/30/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by NCjim · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2012 | Belinda Robinson, Emily Anne Epstein and Toby Harnden
    This is the cheerleader Paul Ryan dated at college who helped forge his uncompromising opposition to racism. The relationship and the backlash he suffered from his so-called friends were a formative experience in the political evolution of the Republican vice-presidential pick who described himself as a 'big, big fan' of Martin Luther King and is a staunch advocate of civil rights. Today Mail Online reveals the woman whose romantic attachment led Ryan, who electrified the Republican convention in Tampa with his speech on Wednesday night, to experience racism first hand. The Republican vice-presidential candidate dated Deneeta Pope, now 40 and...
  • FACT CHECK: Anti-Obama film muddy on facts

    08/28/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Buck-I-Guy · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 8-28-12 | By BETH FOUHY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — ‘‘2016: Obama’s America,’’ a new conservative film exploring the roots of President Barack Obama’s political views, took in $6.2 million to make it one of the highest-grossing movies of last weekend. The film, written and narrated by conservative scholar Dinesh D'Souza, argues that Obama was heavily influenced by what D'Souza calls the ‘‘anti-colonial’’ beliefs of his father, Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan academic who was largely absent from the president’s life.
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Agencies Warn Of Possible Anarchist Activity At Conventions

    08/23/2012 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2012 | Carol Cratty
    Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The bulletin, which was obtained by CNN, says that anarchists could try to use improvised explosive devices. It also says that, as of March, the FBI had intelligence indicating individuals from New York "planned to travel to Tampa and attempt to close" all of the Tampa Bay-area bridges during the Republican National Convention next week. Drama is rare in modern conventions CNN Explains: Political conventions Vice President...
  • BARRY THE DOPE DEALER, that's why his school files are sealed

    08/12/2012 4:23:42 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 63 replies
    sodahead.com (and various web sites) ^ | 31/JULY/ 2012 | various
    Barry The Dope Dealer; one reason Obama's school files are SEALED. Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana addicted enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story "Barry the Dope dealer" with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles . He definitely inhaled, a hell of a lot of smoke. 1. The Choom Gang A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the Choom Gang. Choom is a verb, meaning "to smoke marijuana."...
  • FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut (AP at it already)

    08/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-11-12 | CALVIN WOODWARD and HENRY C. JACKSON
    WASHINGTON—In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve" Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Romney introduced his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday. A look at some of the claims by the Wisconsin congressman and Romney, and how they compare with the facts. ROMNEY: "Unlike...
  • Spike Lee: Barack Obama is 'not perfect'

    08/10/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high." “He was a savior, black Jesus,” the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. “Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high.” Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term — "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term....
  • Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?

    07/17/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2012 | James Lewis
    American candidates for president have a predictable trajectory. [snip] "...Obama has been going off the standard script -- most recently by attacking capitalism in radical terms. Namely, "If you've got a business -- you (you didn't build that) Somebody else made that happen." Democratic senators are reportedly "horrified" by Obama's behavior.[snip] If Breitbart is right, the (Obama raising money in China)
  • Obama's 'American story' faces fresh scrutiny

    07/05/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2012 | By James Rosen
    When he first took the national stage, with his electrifying keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2004, Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, briefly summarized his unusual life story, with its biracial themes and trans-continental setting. "I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story," he said, adding: "In no other country on earth is my story even possible." That story, of course, would become even more astonishing, and profoundly American, four years later, when its teller would be elected president of the United States. But the first time...
  • Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion

    06/23/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT · by trekdown · 63 replies
    Gallup, Inc. ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Newport
    Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don't know Obama's religion and 11% say he is a Muslim.
  • Even When Attacking Obama, Buzzfeed's Ben Smith Protects Him--and the Mainstream Media

    06/19/2012 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Joel B. Pollack
    Buzzfeed's Ben Smith criticizes President Barack Obama for falsifying a significant portion of his first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Smith builds his case on the research in David Maraniss's new book, Barack Obama: The Story. But even when joining Obama's critics, Smith tries to protect him--and the media that allowed Obama to get away with his lies for years, with no small amount of help from Smith himself.
  • The Composite President

    05/21/2012 8:42:15 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When analyzing Barack Obama’s electoral success a few years back, I pointed out that there was more than white guilt at work. He was, quite frankly, what every good little liberal had always been looking for. Sure, he was “black,” using that old bigoted “one-drop” standard, which, curiously, has been embraced by modern black activists. But more specifically he was half black, with Kenyan pedigree, half white and bore an exotic name. He was mentored by a Marxist, mothered by an atheist (when Momma Dunham was actually around), lived in Indonesia and Hawaii, had Muslim influence and black-church conscience. An...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies

    04/24/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/12 | Jonathan Serrie/AP
    John Edwards apparently didn't think too highly of his mistress. According to testimony Tuesday from Edwards' former top confidante, the ex-senator didn't give himself great odds when he doubted that he was the father of Rielle Hunter's unborn child. "He said that she was a crazy slut, and it was a one-in-three chance that it was his child," Young testified. Whether or not those were the odds, Edwards made a bad bet. After denying for months that he was the father, even after he copped to the affair, Edwards has acknowledged paternity for their daughter who is now 4 years...
  • Obama Eats Dog Meat (Tell Kids to Watch Their Pets)

    04/18/2012 8:20:09 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 138 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-17-2012 | Jake Tapper
    The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
  • John Edwards 'planning second baby with mistress'

    03/14/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2012
    Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly decided to have another child with the woman who destroyed his marriage. Rielle Hunter is reportedly hoping to become pregnant before Edwards' trial in April, after which he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail. Edwards, who has four children from his 33-year marriage to his late wife Elizabeth, already has a daughter with Hunter, four-year-old Quinn. The couple has now decided to have another baby as 48-year-old Hunter's 'biological clock is ticking loudly', the National Enquirer reported. 'She's made having another baby a top priority,' a source...
  • Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)

    08/09/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The president of the National Organization of Women actually rose to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s defense yesterday (didn’t see that coming!), while Newsweek editor Tina Brown tried to justify the “Crazy Eyes” cover that inspired so much conservative commentary yesterday. But one person seem disinclined to talk about the cover one way or another and that was Bachmann herself. As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture and she didn’t seem to care too much to talk about it when she could be talking about her campaign and her ideas for the country: Brown claims the cover is OK...
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return

    08/09/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT · by topher · 41 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | FoxNews
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out-of-bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man. "Who has ever called a man 'The King...
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return (from an unexpected source)

    08/09/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by LUV W · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9,2011 | Fox News
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out of bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man.
  • Caption (or Re-title) Levi Johnston's New Book Cover

    05/11/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | May 11, 2011
  • SNL - Tina Fey As Palin" 'We Finally Vanquished One of the World's Great Villains - Katie Couric'

    05/08/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 55 replies
    New Busted ^ | May 08, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Tina Fey guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live" last evening, and viewers could hardly be surprised her network took the opportunity to once again use her to bash former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a mock Republican presidential candidates debate, before depicting Palin as an idiot that doesn't fully understand English, Fey did manage to take a humorous swipe at the soon to be exiting CBS "Evening News" host saying, "I want to acknowledge that this week we finally vanquished one of the world's great villains, and I for one am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric" (video follows...
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Borges · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/27/11
  • Elizabeth Edwards got her revenge on John Edwards before she died

    12/28/2010 12:03:21 PM PST · by presidio9 · 198 replies · 7+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 20th, 2010 | Ruth Houston
    No Forgiveness for John Edwards The National Enquirer reports that when John Edwards realized that the end was near he begged his betrayed wife for forgiveness, but Elizabeth refused to relent. On her deathbed, a hurt, angry Elizabeth screamed at John, saying ‘You ruined my life — I’ll NEVER forgive you!’ Reports say that John Edwards repeatedly broke down in tears, and actually doubled over with grief at Elizabeth’s bedside. But she showed John no remorse. Nothing he said could change Elizabeth’s mind. The only concession Elizabeth was willing to grant her cheating husband was to pray with him that...
  • NY Times columnist confirms Palin's death panels comments

    11/15/2010 1:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dr. Michael Williams
    A New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman, touched the third rail of Obamacare Sunday, while on ABC's 'This Week' when he made a statement confirming the need for 'death panels' as a means of containing health care costs (see video). Krugman is not the first person who has advocated the use of 'death panels' and yet liberals excoriated Sarah Palin for pointing out that the Obamacare bill contains what many on the left have said needed to be done. During the discussion, which was about the Deficit Commission's recent recommendations on cutting expenses, Krugman made his statement in response to...
  • Breaking On Fox: Man Who Hacked Palin's Email Sentenced To 1 Year

    11/12/2010 8:56:26 AM PST · by careyb · 123 replies
    Fox News | 11/12/10 | Fox News
    But it's up to the Bureau of Prisons to determine whether he gets the 1 year in a halfway house or a penitentiary.
  • Obama's Indonesian gay nanny and other things from his past

    11/09/2010 11:39:37 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2010 | Matt DeLong
    With Obama visiting Indonesia today, the New York Times has a story that is just chock-full of interesting tidbits about Obama's time living there as a child in the late 1960s. For example, the Times reports that back then Obama was "chubby" and that some of the locals referred to him as "the boy who walks like a duck." Then, of course, there's this: His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia's relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called...
  • Former CNBC Reporter: GE CEO Immelt Meddled in Network's Editorial Coverage

    09/14/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This could confirm what many suspected all along - the corporate heads at General Electric (NYSE:GE) would try to use their media holdings to portray President Barack Obama and his administration in a positive light in order to gain a corporate advantage. That's how former CNBC reporter and current Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino explains it in his forthcoming book, "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street." According to Gasparino, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had "helped his company feast off of the subsidies of Obamanomics," including the green energy initiatives and health...
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

    09/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Florida ^ | September 13, 2010 | Unknown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters in Florida to be upset by the presidential candidacy of a black man, and many to be proud of it. To assess attitudes among white voters in a southern state about Barack Obama's historic election to the presidency, two UF political scientists analyzed results from four statewide telephone surveys -- each involving between 449 and 829 respondents – conducted in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Their study...
  • Obama File 108 Pro Obama "JournoLista" Outed - New "Can of Worms" Opened

    07/27/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 4+ views
    newzeal.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/27/10 | Trevor Loudon
    JournoList was an email group of approximately 400 journalists, bloggers and academics, who reportedly worked to influence news reporting in favor of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during and after the 2008 Presidential elections. The latest list of alleged "Journolistas" has turned up a very interesting name - Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect. This man is no basement blogger or CNN hack, he is the author of two books on the President and is connected to some of Obama's most influential enablers. Robert Kuttner's March 2008 "Obama's Challenge:American's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency" is...
  • JournoList: 75 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/23/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies · 4+ views
    Source List Included | 07/23/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 75 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect 2. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent 3. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly 4. David Dayen - FireDogLake 5. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 6. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker 7. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 8. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University 9. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect...
  • JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)

    07/21/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 132 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/212010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner 22. Katha Pollitt 23. Alyssa Rosenberg 24. Rick Perlstein 25. Alex Rossmiller 26. Ed Kilgore 27. Walter Shapiro 28. Noam Scheiber 29. Michael Tomasky 30....
  • At Washington Post, mum’s the word on JournoList

    07/21/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07/21/2010 | Byron York
    f any large publication stands to suffer from the JournoList controversy, it’s the Washington Post. The paper hired JournoList founder Ezra Klein from the left-wing publication The American Prospect, and Klein continued to run JournoList while at the Post. In June, the paper quickly accepted the resignation of David Weigel, whom it hired from the left-wing publication The Washington Independent, over comments made on JournoList. (Klein announced he was shutting down the list-serv shortly thereafter.) It is not known whether other Post writers, some of whom also came to the paper from left-wing publications, took part in JournoList; I have...
  • "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, Who Cares? Call Them Racists"

    07/20/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20th, 2010 | Rand Simberg
    For a long time, while the bias in the media has always been obvious, I’ve always assumed that it was something in the water around the media coolers — that these people all lived in a self-reinforcing cocoon, marinating in confirmation bias, in which the correct attitudes were subtly rewarded and the incorrect ones not-so-subtly punished. If someone had told me that they actively conspired to drive the message, trumpet and even make up stories that served their narrative, and suppress those that didn’t, or undermined it, I would have said that it was both unnecessary and that even they...
  • SARAH PALIN: Media Bias? What Media Bias? BOMBSHELL!

    07/20/2010 12:43:37 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 23 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/20/10 | Sarah Palin
    It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed. Remember the infamous “JournoList” – the listserv chat group of hundreds of “prominent” mainstream media personalities? It seems The Daily Caller obtained copies of the JournoList email exchanges from the 2008 campaign having to do with the media’s coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, then candidate Obama’s pastor of 20 years. It’s everything you may have suspected. This, in the words of one JournoList member: “I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump...
  • Will CNN Pledge to Fire "JOURNOLIST" Participants?

    07/20/2010 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 14 replies
    Vanity
    CNN has been marketing themselves as the "unbiased, neither left or right" news network. Yet, you have this quote from the Hotair story about the JOURNOLIST listsrv: "Update: But was the campaign effective? Ed Driscoll put together a video showing the correlation of this effort on Journolist and the declaration by CNN that it would be a “Wright-free zone.” Correlation isn’t causation, but this is a pretty interesting juxtaposition." It is clear that CNN was influenced by the JOURNOLIST effort, but you don't get this kind of results without someone on the inside (working for CNN) actively participating. So here...