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  • As Feds Say to Stop Using Paper Obamacare Apps, AP Again 'Forgets' That HealthCare.gov Is Not Secure

    12/07/2013 8:30:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8. 2013 | Tom Blumer
    So it's come to this. During the past week, the Associated Press reported today, "Federal health officials," meaning "the Obama administration," began "urging" (i.e., "telling") counselors and navigators around the country to stop using paper applications for Obamacare coverage, "because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time." It seems that either Team Obama or AP (my money is on AP) doesn't mind risking criticism for waiting to let this news out until a weather- and sports-dominated Saturday. It's apparently okay to keep those who don't know any better, i.e., those who went to the trouble of printing...
  • Fox's Jim Angle: HealthCare.gov Wouldn't Talk to Me, Knew I Was in the Media

    11/02/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Maybe the folks running the HealthCare.gov call centers don't have an enemies list. Instead, based on the experience of Fox News's Jim Angle, it might be an enemies directory, with anyone they're aware of in the media and perhaps other organizations included therein. That's what one almost has to think based on the experience Angle relayed via Twitter Friday (HT Twitchy; individual Angle tweets are here, here, and here): The body of Angle's report was also important, because it showed how another aspect of President Obama's core promise to the Americans people — this time, it was "If you like...
  • AP's Yost Cuts Holder Undeserved Slack in DOJ's Power-Abusing Phone Records Seizure

    05/14/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 14, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    In a disptach early this evening, the Associated Press's Pete Yost, perhaps signaling his employer's intent to remain the journalistic lapdog known as the Administration's Press, accepted at face value Attorney General Eric Holder's claim, while defending his department's actions, to have played no role in its wide-ranging subpoena of two months of AP phone records involving 20 cellular, personal and business lines used by over 100 wire service reporters and editors. Yost also did not address whether DOJ received judicial approval for its fishing expedition, a question the AP's Mark Sherman identified last night as unresolved. It apparently hasn't...
  • Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

    05/08/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as Politico's Dylan Byers asserted in a Wednesday item. Byers reported that "Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized." Attkisson's minute-long report about the House Oversight Committee's latest hearing on the attack on Wednesday's CBS This Morning was actually the first time since November 23, 2012 that the journalist reported about the story on air, according a search...
  • So. Carolina Dem Chair: Send Nikki Haley ‘Back To Wherever The Hell She Came From’

    05/05/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 5, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    he latest insensitive and arguably racist public utterance coming from the supposed party of tolerance and compassion comes from a Democrat in South Carolina. But not just any Democrat. This one is Dick Harpootlian, the Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Harpootlian has a history of making outrageously offensive public remarks about South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, yet he remained as party chairman until (according to Politico) his term ended on Saturday. Mediaite, Politico, and almost no one else in the establishment press has reported that Harpootlian, speaking at a Jefferson-Jackson dinner Friday night just before Vice President Joe...
  • CBS Highlights FBI's Latest Benghazi Development; NBC Yawns

    05/02/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Thursday's CBS This Morning singled out the FBI's pursuit of three persons of interest who could provide information on the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Margaret Brennan touted how "what happened that night is still the topic of debate in Washington", and noted that members of Congress "want to speak to those Americans evacuated from Benghazi, but claim the White House won't release the names." ABC devoted a news brief to the FBI's investigation on Wednesday's World News, but didn't cover the development the following morning on Good Morning America. NBC apparently didn't find...
  • NBC Plays Up Clinic's Location In 'Low-Income Neighborhood'

    05/02/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday, NBC Nightly News covered the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case for the very first time, a whopping 44 days after the opening of the trial, and only after the jury had finished its first full day of deliberations. Stephanie Gosk wasted little time before emphasizing that Gosnell's clinic was "one of the only places in this low-income neighborhood in Philadelphia where pregnant woman could afford to go for abortions" [audio available here; video below the jump]. Gosk's report was also the first time that Big Three aired a report on the case on its evening newscasts, even as ABC...
  • Meanwhile, Back in the Economy, the AP's Rugaber Spins Mediocre Jobless Claims

    04/21/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    On April 4, the Associated Press' Christopher Rugaber wrote: "Gone are the fears that the economy could fall into another recession." Having in effect announced the repeal of the business cycle for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the economy's post-recession job recovery performance has been the worst since World War II by miles, it seems that Rugaber is now doing his best to prop up his assertion with shaky claims about the meaning of government economic reports. That would include the second sentence of his opening paragraph of his dispatch on Thursday's report on jobless claims from the...
  • Democrat Is Dodging Questions About Her Possible Ties To Gosnell, Will Media Investigate?

    04/16/2013 3:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 16, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    As we've noted, the liberal media generally and the Big Three broadcast networks in particular have studiously avoided paying attention to the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. The Philadelphia abortionist is charged with murdering newborns who survived abortion attempts and were born alive. But aside from the criminal aspect of the case, there's other angle in the Gosnell matter that is of interest to political observers of the 2014 election cycle, particularly the Pennsylvania governor's race. One of the Democrats vying for the nomination to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), who operated an abortion clinic from...
  • Report: Yahoo CEO (and Her Former Employer Google) Insist That New Hires

    03/26/2013 5:36:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Sometimes one learns interesting things perusing stories at tech web sites. A report by Michelle Maisto at Eweek about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has one nugget of information which has been out there for a while, and another which I believe hasn't been and still isn't widely known about both Mayer and her former employer Google. Both items indicate to me that Mayer a woman and the two tech companies involved are getting free passes from the press which a male CEO and non-tech would likely not receive. Excerpts follow the jump (internal link is in original; bolds are mine):...
  • Not News: Wasserman Schultz and Moran Whine About Staff Budget Cuts;

    03/24/2013 3:28:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 24, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    As hard as the establishment press has worked over the years to make certain politicians appear to be somehow out of touch with the situation of average Americans, you might think that two legislative leaders complaining about cuts in their Congressional offices' allowance might be news. One whined that her aides, some of whom "earn" in excess of $100,000 per year, are being "priced out" of a good lunch on Capitol Hill. Don't be silly. The press only cares about making Republicans and conservatives appear out of touch. The complainers in question are Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also...
  • Napolitano Statement on Air Travel Delays Directly Contradicted by Airport Officials

    03/04/2013 8:12:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    According to the first paragraph of Alicia's Caldwell's report today at the Associated Press, aka the Adminstration's Press, Homeland Security Secretary Janey Napolitano told attendees at a Politico breakfast this morning (Politico's coverage is here) that, in Caldwell's words, "U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts." Additionally, again in Caldwell's words, "she expects a cascading effect during the week, with wait times expected to double in worst cases." Well, either someone forgot to tell airport spokesperson and the travel industry to fall in line,...
  • Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan.,

    02/02/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Following the governmemt's Employment Situation Summary yesterday, two words were noticeably absent at the Associated Press (here, here, and here), Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the New York Times: "seasonally adjusted."