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  • Outrage as Twitter reveals just 49 of its 3,000 US employees are black [1.7%]

    07/02/2015 5:20:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in America. The 35 men and 14 women account for just 1.7 per cent of the firm's US operation, which is 93.8 per cent white or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2 per cent.
  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • NY Times: ISIS “is offering reliable security; providing jobs

    06/22/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 06/20/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Ben Hubbard of the New York Times writes of the Islamic State, or ISIS, that “…the group is offering reliable, if harsh, security; providing jobs in decimated economics; and providing a rare sense of order in a region overwhelmed by conflict.” This summary of ISIS and their good deeds sounds eerily similar (and just as disgusting) to the accolades bestowed upon Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party before — and even after — the Second World War and the Holocaust. Hubbard uses the example of a nameless labourer from Raqqa who had “earned good money painting their offices,” who opined...
  • OBAMA ATTACKS FOX NEWS VIEWERS… AGAIN

    06/22/2015 10:35:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 22, 2015 | charlie spiering
    President Obama continued his criticism of Fox News, arguing that the network’s viewers are getting a different set of facts than the rest of the country. During a WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Obama lamented that the media is “splintered” now, with all kinds of different news outlets. “We’re not in a common conversation,” he said. “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times,” he said. Obama said media institutions such as Fox News and political organizations were trying to profit from polarization, and that’s leaving the political...
  • Salon.com media bias at its best. Twitter screencap.

  • New York Times Ignores Children of Gay Parents Who Want a Mom and Dad

    06/18/2015 6:58:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Dailysignal.com ^ | 6-16-2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    The New York Times ran an article this weekend profiling and quoting many children of gay and lesbian parents under the headline “What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?”Noticeably absent were any children who, while loving their two moms or two dads, yearned for both a mom and dad.In my new book, “The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” I devote a chapter to highlighting the stories of children of gays and lesbians who have spoken out about how redefining marriage has social costs. Their basic story is the same: Same-sex marriage denies children like them a relationship with...
  • MSNBC Host Weighs in On Rachel Dolezal With a ‘Stupid’ Remark That’s Backfiring Big Time [Video]

    06/15/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    IJReview ^ | June 14, 2015 | Justen Charter
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry shared her thoughts about the Rachel Dolezal story with one of her guests. Perry said: “But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here. Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered. But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black...
  • FLASHBACK: ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015

    06/12/2015 3:20:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    newsbusters ^ | june 12, 2015 | scott whitlock
    New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction...
  • Hillary Clinton Joins Instagram, Posts Patriotic Pantsuits Picture [Media Drooling]

    06/11/2015 5:51:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    People ^ | 6/10/15 | Tierney McAfee
    Hillary Clinton is letting the world know who wears the pantsuits in the 2016 election. The Democratic presidential front-runner joined Instagram... Clinton, 67, captioned the snapshot of her [pantsuits] "Hard choices," in a playful nod to her 2014 memoir of the same name.
  • Rubio rakes in cash after New York Times’ hit pieces

    06/11/2015 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    Attacks by the New York Times against Republican 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio have backfired, bringing in wads of cash and making the once-vaunted newspaper of record look foolish. In the last two weeks, the unabashedly liberal paper has run two hit pieces on Rubio (and in one, his wife) as well. Last week, the Times attacked the Florida senator for getting four traffic tickets in 17 years. On Tuesday, the paper hit him again for taking out student loans to pay for college and then, gasp, buying a 24-foot off-shore fishing boat (the Times, of course, called it a...
  • Salinas Police Review Use of Force in Violent Arrest [The Media Distraction Continues]

    06/10/2015 4:18:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/9/15
    A violent arrest caught on cell phone video that showed Salinas, California, police hitting a man repeatedly with batons has prompted a police review. The video, captured by a witness, showed several officers repeatedly hitting a man identified as Jose Velasco, 28, with batons as he was being restrained on the ground.
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/09/2015 3:46:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/08/2015 3:24:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/8/2015 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • Public to Supreme Court: Don’t gut Obamacare [But opposition at RECORD HIGH]

    06/08/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | P Craighill
    [Obama's Death Panels law] hangs in the balance in the Supreme Court for the second time in three years, but the public has rendered a judgment ahead of the court's ruling. By a margin of 55 percent to 38 percent, more people say the court should not take action to block federal subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll..... ....The survey finds opinion on the health-care law among the worst in Post-ABC polling; 54 percent oppose, up six percentage points from a year ago. Support ties the record low...
  • Wow, MSNBC Really Loves Mocking the GOP 'Clown Car (Clown Car or Paddy Wagon?)

    06/07/2015 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 06/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    This is too good not to share. MRC’s Dan Gainor wrote for Foxnews.com on the liberal tendency to describe the Republicans with the term “clown car.” He found that since January 1, MSNBC hosts and their guests have dragged out the phrase 38 times. Hardball host Chris Matthews by far the worst repeat offender, with 29 mentions since the beginning of the year -
  • ESPN: There was no runner-up to [Bruce] Jenner for courage award [Media Arrogance]

    06/05/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/15
    ....The network's statement on Wednesday went into further detail on how the network chooses its recipients.... ....we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance," ESPN said.
  • Hate Network CNN To Pamela Geller: "Do You Relish" Being Hunted By Jihadists?

    06/04/2015 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | John Nolte
    CNN, the left-wing hate network that uses every opportunity available, including the threat of a beheading, to launch hate campaigns against its political enemies on the right, asked Pamela Geller Wednesday night if she “relishes the idea” of jihadists hunting her down to behead her.
  • AP Redefines Unemployment as Liberation for Employees

    06/03/2015 1:14:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned in the previous hour working 9-to-5 is becoming a less popular way to make a living. This is an AP story. Now, listen. This is absurd, and this is part and parcel of the ongoing Democrat Party agenda. This is how you cover for a rotten economy. "If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement." Yes. "For workers --" I prefer employees or associates "-- it has become easier and less risky to go solo. Affordable health-insurance plans, which kept...
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBK’s 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • Bob Schieffer Says ‘Maybe’ Press Wasn’t Skeptical Enough Regarding Obama in ’08

    06/02/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Ya don’t say. He's retiring, so it's safe to speak ill of the Media Messiah. CBS’ Bob Schieffer says that perhaps reporters in the media “were not skeptical enough” of President Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that the whole political world was struck by the sudden rise of the senator from Illinois. This isn’t some revelation that Schieffer just had. It’s certainly been kicking around in the heads of veteran media types since early ’09 when it became rather apparent that Barack Obama was more of a bumbler than the suave,...
  • Obama’s Economic “Expansion” Keeps Shrinking

    05/29/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    The economic recovery is really coming along great. For the third time since the expansion began in June 2009, the U.S. economy suffered a setback. Don’t call it a setback. It’s a strategic retreat. Those ‘optimistic’ estimates keep being revised. Such declines in GDP are rare in economic expansions, pointing to the fragile nature of the current rebound. The economy hasn’t contracted in three different quarters during good times since the 1950s. It’s the fault of the GOP. Also the weather. That’s the weakest reading since frigid winter temperatures derailed growth at the start of 2014. We can’t have an...
  • Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

    05/29/2015 12:28:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    huffington ^ | 5/29/15
    ....in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month... .....Gonzalez first wanted to dispel some misinformation about her identity. She first came out as pansexual — which is distinct from bisexual because it defines an individual who is attracted to various gender identities — in 2012 after first being elected, noting that she’d dated transgender and "gender-queer" people. But it had been reported that she came out as lesbian first and then later came out as...
  • ‘Extra double standards’: This pitiful pro-Hillary spin means somebody owes Romney an apology

    05/28/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Matt Bai, for Yahoo "news"
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have become incredibly wealthy, but the campaign is trying to make Hillary appear to be “one of us.” That’s a tough sell, and maybe it’s not even necessary. Yahoo! News national political columnist Matt Bai shows the rest of the MSM how it’s done in case the public doesn’t buy the “she’s one of us” approach:
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.
  • Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

    05/23/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 5/21/15 | Rod Dreher
    So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back.
  • The Clinton team praises Monica Langley [WSJ "Journalist" Wants to Sit on Hillary's Lap. No Joke]

    05/23/2015 8:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/15 | Dylan Byers
    From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012... HRC. Monica, have a seat ::HRC motions toward a chair situated an appropriate distance from her preferred spot on the couch:: Monica: ll!!Sure!!! ::Monica proceeds to drag her chair within inches of the Secretary --leaning in even further:: Interview proceeds... and about midway. Monica: Oh Hillary...2016 '16 '16 ::Monica grabs HRO's knee:: HRC laughs awkwardly — glances at Philippe Monica: ::leaning in further:: Oh Hillary...what do you eat? drink? dream about when you sleep? ::Monica again touches HRC's leg:: ::Everybody laughs awkwardly — Philippe...
  • PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; ‘NewsHour’ Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor

    05/22/2015 5:43:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2015 | John Nolte
    [PBS] now admits to burying the $75,000 Clinton Cash scandal involving ABC News senior anchor George Stephanopoulos. Friday, as though anything will ever change, PBS ombudsman Michael Getler stepped up and pretty much pled guilty on both counts: The following evening, May 15, Woodruff closed the NewsHour broadcast with a “short editor’s note before we go.” She said: “There have been questions this week about journalists’ contributions to the Clinton Foundation and my name has come up. I want to clarify what happened. In 2010, after the massive earthquake in Haiti, I made a gift of $250 to the Haiti...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons To Distrust & Despise The Media

    05/19/2015 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.
  • Man Accused of Credit Card Fraud at Eagan Outlet Mall

    05/17/2015 6:20:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A St. Paul man has been charged after police say he was caught making fraudulent purchases at the Eagan Outlet Mall with credit cards stolen from the Eagan YMCA. Eagan police were called to the mall at 8:31 p.m. Monday on a report of credit card fraud. The caller said the suspect was a Somali man wearing a teal hoodie who was carrying three bags. He was with three other men. Officers say the man dropped two credit cards onto the sidewalk when he saw them approaching, which were later found to be stolen. One of the credit cards had...
  • Shoplifting arrests at Eagan Outlet Mall raise question of bias

    05/17/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Stephen Montemayor
    Nearly 85 percent of those arrested or cited in connection with shoplifting calls at Eagan’s new outlet mall were people of color, according to a Star Tribune analysis of nearly 1,000 calls to police in the first eight months the center was open. The percentage of blacks and other minorities arrested or charged with shoplifting offenses at Eagan’s Twin Cities Premium Outlet was higher than at nearby Burnsville Center, in all of Minneapolis or at a similar outlet mall in Albertville. Eagan police say the mall has attracted organized and sophisticated shoplifting rings, but say they typically rely on the...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Flashback 1996: Why ABC shouldn't hire Stephanopoulos

    05/15/2015 6:19:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/15 | Byron York
    ....Stephanopoulos was one of the most partisan of partisan warriors ever — just look at "The War Room," the documentary from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. So it was something of a surprise in 1996 when ABC News hired Stephanopoulos, fresh out of the Clinton White House. And there was some confusion about what the deeply partisan Stephanopoulos' role would be: Analyst? Pundit? Straight news reporter? At the time, I asked ABC about it and was assured Stephanopoulos would be a pundit — like William Kristol, who was then with ABC News — and would not do any news reporting....
  • Flashback: To Protect Clintons, ABC Censored and Buried ‘Path to 9/11′ Miniseries

    05/14/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The length to which ABC, its news division, and its parent company (Disney) have gone to protect and curry favor with the Clintons is almost impossible to grasp. To begin with, in 1996, ABC News hired George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton campaign and White House official. Within a few years he would become the ABC new division’s chief anchor and political reporter. Then, just today, we learn that ABC News and Stephanopoulos are involved in a massive conflict of interest — a $50,000 donation Stephanopoulos made to the Clinton Foundation. That’s right, the symbol of ABC News has an ongoing...
  • Who Is the College Student Who Told Jeb Bush, ‘Your Brother Created ISIS?’

    Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada yesterday after a young voter told him, “your brother created ISIS.” Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada who said she was a registered Democrat, approached Bush after the event and told the likely presidential candidate he was wrong about the origins of the terror group... Ziedrich said she is a member of the Young Democrats at her university although in an interview with ABC News yesterday she said she was not speaking as a representative of the group. She said she likes to...
  • Want to remove Huffington Post from your Google search results? Here’s how.

    05/13/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/24/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    I do my best to avoid giving Huffington Post traffic, even when it’s linked here at Hot Air. There are a few reasons, a lot of it having to do with not wanting to underwrite Arianna Huffington’s politics. But one thing I really, really disagree with is HuffPo’s business model, which is to serve as an SEO — “search engine optimized” — pass-through to original content elsewhere on the Internet. Ed wrote a great post explaining the HuffPo/content/traffic tension after AOL acquired the site, and if you’re unfamiliar with how SEO works, check this out. In short, some of the...
  • Amtrak crash shows the high cost of ignoring infrastructure

    05/13/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 13, 2015 | By Rex Nutting
    America is crumbling before our eyes. Once, the U.S. was the envy of the world with its modern roads, airports, railroad bridges and other infrastructure. Everything was first-class. Now, it’s third-rate. An Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday in Philadelphia, killing at least seven passengers. The investigation into the crash is only beginning, and it’s too early to say what caused it. But it’s not too early to say that Amtrak’s crumbling infrastructure didn’t help matters. “It’s an extremely heavily used stretch of track,” transportation analyst Matthew L. Wald told CNN, referring to the area where the train derailed Tuesday night....
  • OBAMA RIPS FOX: ‘WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS

    05/13/2015 4:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/12/15 | John Nolte
    .....Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, [W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” Here is the full transcript: I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me...
  • WBAL Doesn’t Give Whole Story in Report About Freddie Gray Case

    05/12/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL did a report Friday night about the attorneys of the six cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray wanting the court to either dismiss the case or recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby over what they call ‘numerous’ conflict of interest charges.... ...but failed to mention the relationship between WBAL reporter Jayne Miller, who covered the story for the station in the heat of the riots, and deputy state’s attorney Janice Bledsoe.
  • Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasn’t True

    05/12/2015 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
  • Inside the Univision-Clinton network

    05/12/2015 12:36:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | By HADAS GOLD and MARC CAPUTO
    The ties between the Clintons and the Spanish language television network run deep When former President Bill Clinton took center stage at Univision’s upfront presentation for advertisers and the media on Tuesday, it marked more than just one of his many paid appearances. The relationship between the Clintons and Univision is deep — from owner Haim Saban’s unabashed support for Hillary Clinton’s election effort to a partnership between Univision and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to the network’s newscasts that have bashed Republicans and, most recently, praised Hillary’s new position on immigration — putting her squarely in line...
  • The GOP Follows Sen. Sessions - Backward

    05/12/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2015 | by Nick Gillespie
    Just when you think the GOP might modernize, the knuckles start dragging again, this time on immigration and trade. It’s political suicide. If you want to see where the impulse to reform the Republican Party in a more libertarian direction of limited government, social tolerance, and free markets goes to die, look no further than the recent attacks on immigration and freer trade by Jeff Sessions, the influential senator from Alabama. Every time the GOP seems finally ready to orient itself in a forward-looking, post-culture-war direction, some holdover from an America that never quite existed to begin with blows his...
  • Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal

    05/11/2015 6:42:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/11/15 | Jay Solomon, et al
    Saudi monarch’s decision signals that the Arab states aren’t on board with nuclear accord Saudi Arabia’s monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White House’s efforts to build Arab support for a nuclear accord with Iran. King Salman’s decision appeared to ripple across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain said on Sunday that its ruler, King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa, had opted not to travel to Washington. The only two monarchs from the six countries confirmed to attend the summit at the White House and the presidential retreat...
  • Did...AP botch headline...‘Governor Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse’?

    05/11/2015 3:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/8/15
    ....today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error: Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse.... ...But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports: ...I'm a fan of @AP, but I think a line editor screwed this up. Scott never explicitly said his Medicaid support was a "ruse"
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • CBS’s O’Donnell to Gov. Haley: Does GOP ‘Have a Problem With Women Voters?’

    05/06/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2015-05-06 | Jeffrey Meyer
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    04/30/2015 5:58:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 181 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Warren
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