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  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space

    05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Left-wing extremism has a home at PBS – and that home, to be specific, is the set of Moyers & Company. Host Bill Moyers kicked off Sunday’s episode with a flashback to the previous week’s broadcast, in which scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki had announced that he believes society should literally punish politicians who don’t believe in global warming. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] This is what Suzuki told Moyers:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness. If we are in a position of being able to act, and we see something going on and...
  • Can science explain Tea Party rage? [another "study"]

    11/07/2013 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | Joshua Holland, BillMoyers.com
    A growing body of research suggests that we are a nation divided not only by partisanship or how we view various issues, but also by dramatically different cognitive styles. Sociologists and psychologists are getting a better understanding about the ways that deep seated emotional responses effect our ideological viewpoints. Last week, Moyers & Company caught up with Mother Jones science writer Chris Mooney, host of the Inquiring Minds podcast and author of The Republican Brain: the Science of Why They Deny Science – and Reality, to talk about what this research may tell us about the attitudes of those involved...
  • Bonehead Of The Day Bill Moyers

    09/07/2013 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Black and Right ^ | 9/7/13 | Bob Pardks
    He blames the Syrian civil war on climate change. Yes, he really went there.
  • Krugman: More Government Spending Would Revive Economy in Two Years

    01/16/2013 5:11:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 16, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Paul Krugman, a liberal economist and New York Times columnist, said increased government spending is key to economic recovery. During an interview on Friday on “Moyers & Company,” on PBS, Bill Moyers asked, “And you argue that this could actually be solved in two years?” …
  • On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'

    07/22/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tim Graham
    With the first heart-breaking headlines out of Colorado, gun-rights advocates just had to know that leftist lecturers in our media would mount their soap boxes and trash this country for its gun culture and trash the National Rifle Association as an "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion." But it's additionally sad that the soap box in this case is paid for by taxpayers -- in the form of taxpayer support for every PBS station that spews out this leftist loathing. On his show Moyers & Company, 78-year-old PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers reached back to...
  • Allen West, Joe McCarthy and the Communists

    05/02/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) overstated the case when he recently declared “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” He clarified his assertion by stating that he was actually referring to members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which, he contended, were Marxist in their orientation. At least on that point he was absolutely right. The Congressional Progressive Caucus which, as Rep. Allen West claimed, includes about 78 members of Congress, maintains a direct affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is the American branch of Socialist...
  • BILL MOYERS: GEORGE SOROS HAS BEEN THE ‘VICTIM’ OF GLENN BECK AND FOX NEWS ‘ASSASSINS

    01/15/2012 11:31:05 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/14/2012 | MADELEINE MORGENSTERN
    Longtime PBS news commentator Bill Moyers said Friday that billionaire George Soros has “been the victim, of course, of Glenn Beck and the right-wing, the Fox News assassins.”
  • Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message

    10/16/2011 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear.
  • Moyers: NPR Is Like Art, Unlike Talk Radio, the 'Right-wing Romper Room'

    03/21/2011 9:58:48 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 21, 2011 | Tim Graham
    Former PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers is at it again, agitating against Republicans for daring to oppose National Public Radio subsidies. In the latest installment (with Michael Winship) on The Huffington Post, Moyers concluded with a quote illustrating "the importance of a public media whose obligation is not to a political or corporate paymaster, but to the integrity of the work and the trust of the listener." NPR, he claimed, was like Kennedy's tribute to the poet Robert Frost: "The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an...
  • In Defense of NPR (gag alert)

    03/11/2011 3:27:39 PM PST · by ropin71 · 26 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 17:20 ET | Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
    Come on now: Let’s take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from its long-time nemesis -- the right-wing machine that would thrill if our sole sources of information were Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and ads paid for by the Koch Brothers -- it walks into a trap perpetrated by one of the sleaziest operatives ever to climb out of a sewer.
  • Bill Moyers: Republicans Are Trying to Slit Obama's Throat (video barf)

    09/09/2009 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 880+ views
    PBS ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Mike Hoft
    Your tax dollars at work... funding this America-hating gasbag on PBS. Bill Moyers goes on a tirade against Republicans and angry town hall protesters for not allowing Obama to nationalize health care.
  • PBS's Moyers: Don't Compromise on ObamaCare, Defeat Would Reinvigorate Democrats

    08/31/2009 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 29 replies · 826+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 31, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Who needs to make health care Barack Obama's Waterloo, as Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. suggested? Why not make it the president's Alamo? That's the advice PBS host Bill Moyers had for President Barack Obama in an appearance on HBO's August 28 "Real Time with Bill Maher." According to the former press secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson, a defeat on health care/health insurance reform would do the left more good than crafting some sort of compromise. ..more (w/video)..
  • The Five Moral Arguments Against Socialized Medicine

    08/30/2009 4:40:27 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 7 replies · 448+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 30, 2009 | David Swindle
    For Friday's episode of "Real Time," host Bill Maher eschewed his usual format of opening monologue, short interview, and panel discussion in exchange for the "special episode" style of long interviews with figures he admires. I'll save my commentary on the first half hour's interview with rap superstar Jay-Z for tomorrow. Today it's NewsReal Sunday and some of the comments from Maher's second guest, Baptist minister, Great Society architect, and "progressive" PBS journalist Bill Moyers need to be answered. Moyers chose to phrase the health care issue in "moral" terms. Not quite the explicitly religious argument (refuted by NewsReal here,...
  • DOES BIG BIRD HATE GOD? (PBS)

    06/18/2009 5:57:03 AM PDT · by shortstop · 9 replies · 684+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/18/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    The tolerance channel has banned God. No, that’s not true. All they want him to do is “migrate.” They want God to “migrate” from TV to the Internet. I’m talking about PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whatever alphabet-soup taxpayer-supported agency it is that has made untold millions from “Sesame Street.” In its enlightened wisdom, it has outlawed God. More specifically, it has forbidden “sectarian” programming. If you are going to be a PBS station, you can’t have any religious broadcasting. I think they really mean Christian religious broadcasting, but they can’t say something like that out loud. At least...
  • The Hypocrisy of Bill Moyers

    02/19/2009 11:08:59 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 444+ views
    Commentary/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/19/09 | Yidwithlid
    We are often exposed to the corroding acid of the politics of personal destruction, but I've never seen anything like this ? this wrenching break between pastor and parishioner before our very eyes. Both men no doubt will carry the grief to their graves. All the rest of us should hang our heads in shame for letting it come to this in America, where the gluttony of the non-stop media grinder consumes us all and prevents an honest conversation on race. It is the price we are paying for failing to heed the great historian Jacob Burckhardt, who said "beware...
  • The Real Bill Moyers

    02/19/2009 9:53:01 AM PST · by Jbny · 10 replies · 745+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 19, 2009 | Peter Wehner
    In today’s Washington Post, we learn that “J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI found itself quietly consumed with the vexing question of whether [Lyndon Johnson aide Jack] Valenti was gay.” According to the article, “the files, obtained by The Washington Post under the federal Freedom of Information Act, provide further insight into the conduct of the FBI under Hoover, for whom damaging personal information on the powerful was a useful tool in his interactions with presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard M. Nixon.”
  • Why PBS' Bill Moyers Et Al Moral Idiots For Condemning Israel - Pt 2

    01/21/2009 8:21:25 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 21, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Read Why PBS' Bill Moyers Et Al Moral Idiots For Condemning Israel - Pt 1There is more. I listened to Bill Moyers describe the Bible as a book in which God commands the Jews to exterminate foreign peoples. He says, When the ancient Israelites entered Canaan, their leaders urged violence against its inhabitants. The very Moses who brought down the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," now proclaimed, "You must destroy completely all the places where the nations have served their gods... and wipe out their name from that place." So, God-soaked violence became genetically coded. A radical strain of Islam...
  • Why PBS' Bill Moyers Et Al Moral Idiots For Condemning Israel - Pt 1

    01/20/2009 6:10:29 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 8 replies · 292+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 20, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Bill Moyers stands out as a moral idiot par excellence in a journalistic field that has itself become characterized by appalling moral idiocy. And as a man who has access into virtually every home in the country - subsidized by government through taxes - Moyers is able to powerfully advance his moral idiocy and create others like himself as few others are able to do. In clip that lasts a little over 8 minutes, Bill Moyers pontificates that - although Israel admittedly has the theoretical right to defend itself - it is the brutally oppressive monster in this fight against...
  • PBS Bill Moyers smears conservative talk radio over shooting.

    09/19/2008 9:10:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 498+ views
    msg blog ^ | mainestategop
    As some of you may know, a man named Jim David Adkisson, an unemployed truck driver went berserk and shot up a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville Tennessee. He murdered 2 people and injured about 5 others while they were performing a musical called Little orphan Annie. Adkisson claimed he did it because he was angered by liberalism and in particular, homosexuality. According to a sworn affidavit by one of the officers; "During the interview Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were...
  • Bill Moyers Fights Conservative Talk Radio on PBS

    09/15/2008 1:37:09 AM PDT · by Orwells Ghost · 45 replies · 357+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2008 | Peter Barry Chowka
    In his weekly prime time national taxpayer-supported PBS show on September 12, 2008, left wing icon Bill Moyers targeted talk radio - focusing exclusively on conservative, right of center talk radio and also on Michael Savage. Moyers' show appeared to suggest that conservatives' including Savage's work may have inspired the Knoxville church shooter (July 2008). Completely absent was any reporting on left wing talk radio show hosts' frequent advocacy of violence--what Michelle Malkin has termed "assassination chic." Contacted for comment, Michael Savage had this to say...
  • Where your tax money goes - to Liberal BS PBS - Clean up the bias at the 'News & Editorial'!

    08/11/2008 2:25:33 PM PDT · by Righting · 8 replies · 755+ views
    Obama the Danger! ^ | August 11, 2008
    Where your tax money goes - to Liberal BS PBS (August, 2008)   Clean up the 20% garbage at the PBS! Do not mix them with the majority of 'good programming', the "news" and current "editorial" parts are totally unprofessional!   The PBS & NPR problem of having one sided biased agenda whenever reporting or editorializing news and current events.   PBS says it's "independent", Huh?   PBS has a banner about 'Vote 2008' that describes itself as "independent".     TIMING:   Can anyone come up with an explanation why the next 2 "documentaries" had to be aired just so...
  • Russert, Stephanopoulos + others, What Did Their Bosses Have In Mind? Not Good Journalism!

    06/08/2008 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 83+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | June 8, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Commentary OK. I'll acknowledge this. Tim Russert, the host of NBC's Meet the Press, has developed into a good journalist. But just a few years ago, it would be easy to say Russert's roots were showing and I'm not talking about hair color. You see, before suddenly becoming a journalist, Tim Russert worked as a political hack for the Democratic Party. Russert was a former counselor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and New York Governor Mario Cuomo after that, before being hired by NBC in 1984. It's clear to anyone who watches Russert today he has come a long way....
  • Questions For Pastor Wright

    04/30/2008 4:27:53 PM PDT · by LJayne · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/30/08 | Hugh Hewitt
    The issues that remain concern Barack Obama's judgment and his credibility. If Pastor Wright agrees to be interviewed by other than Bill Moyers, the questions should ask not for his opinions on various controversies, but for facts about his relationship with the senator. For instance, did Pastor Wright discuss Louis Farrakhan with Obama before during or after they both attended the Million Man March? Were they together during that trip. Did Senator Obama indicated unease with or criticism of Farrakhan? How often did you see Obama at Trinity on Sunday over the past twenty years? Any particular dates you can...
  • Bill Moyers And The Rev. Wright (What You Need To Know About PBS And Liberal Values Alert)

    04/28/2008 9:28:16 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 242+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/29/2008 | Dennis Prager
    When Air America, the left-wing talk radio network, began, I predicted that it would not succeed. One of the main reasons I gave was that liberals already had their views expressed in the mainstream news media -- the major networks, PBS and NPR (National Public Radio), and just about every major city newspaper. Therefore, the need liberals have for liberal talk radio is nowhere near the need conservatives have for conservative talk radio. To its credit, The New York Times -- through its public editor -- has acknowledged that the Times is liberal; and anyone intellectually honest understands this is...
  • Barack Obama’s Pastor Attempts To Justify His Sermon G*d Damning America

    04/27/2008 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Quaker · 5 replies · 57+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | April 26, 2008 | Quaker
    Jeremiah Wright, in all his omniscience, appeared on Bill Moyers’ PBS Show Friday evening April 25 and tried to justify his sermon God damning America. No matter how Wright tries to frame the reasoning for the sermon (from 2003) he falls on his face.
  • Liberals Give Out 'Liars' Awards'

    04/03/2008 6:39:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 5 replies · 84+ views
    Radical liberal elites gather at the National Press Club on Thursday to honor other liberal radical elites who have distinguished themselves in disservice to America. The Nation Institute gives out "Ridenhour Prizes" in memory of Ron Ridenhour, a "journalist" who brought the My Lai "massacre" to the attention of the world during the Vietnam War and helped to establish the liberal template of the American soldier as a mass murderer. This years' "Courage Prize" goes to Bill Moyers, a liberal icon who established state-financed media that includes NPR and PBS. Past recipients: Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, Seymour Hersh and Daniel...
  • Democrats will turn on gays any time it helps them

    11/12/2007 5:35:08 AM PST · by connell · 18 replies · 65+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    By Christopher Cook Like American blacks and Jews, homosexuals are another group of people who tend to vote for the Democrats in reflexively large percentages. And, if one is thinking solely about "gay issues," they may have reason to do so. However, I wonder how many people who are gay have taken note of the fact that Democrats will take off on homosexuals and homosexuality when it suits them politically. They do it with a touch of plausible deniability, but they send a message nonetheless.If you are gay, and you are a Democrat, and there is a prostitution ring being...
  • Chris Wallace Slams Bill Moyers: Reporting's Easier When You Don’t Worry About Facts

    08/26/2007 12:35:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 2,569+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported last Saturday, PBS's Bill Moyers went on an absolutely disgraceful rant about Karl Rove, George W. Bush, and religion during the August 17 installment of "Bill Moyers Journal." Two days later, Rove was Chris Wallace's guest on "Fox News Sunday," and took issue with Moyers's comments: "Mr. Moyers ought to do a little bit better research before he does another drive-by slander." Moyers followed this up with a letter to Wallace posted at his blog Wednesday suggesting that Wallace didn't do his homework concerning Rove, and that Wallace shouldn't "take his every word as gospel." This Sunday,...
  • Bill Moyers Claims ‘Rove Turned Religion Into a Weapon of Political Combat’

    08/18/2007 12:57:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1,682+ views
    Bill Moyers Claims ‘Rove Turned Religion Into a Weapon of Political Combat’ Photo of Noel Sheppard. By Noel Sheppard | August 18, 2007 - 15:23 ET There are times when I hate being a media analyst, for I am often forced to view and review television reports and newspaper articles that literally make me nauseous while undermining my faith in journalists as a whole as well as my fellow citizens. The following video is a perfect example, a virtual piece of detritus that unfortunately is likely to offend so many viewers on so many levels that it's almost unimaginable a...
  • PBS’ Moyers Raps Rove as Agnostic Shakedown Artist (Video - Barf squared)

    08/18/2007 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-17-2007 | Bill Friggin Moyers
    The Rove nemesis slams the exiting Bush aide as a fear-mongering manipulator.
  • On PBS, 'Bill Moyers Journal' Devotes An Hour to Advocating Bush-Cheney Impeachment

    07/15/2007 4:48:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies · 1,753+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 15, 2007 | Tim Graham
    On PBS, 'Bill Moyers Journal' Devotes An Hour to Advocating Bush-Cheney Impeachment Posted by Tim Graham on July 15, 2007 - 07:15. PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers devoted his entire hour-long Bill Moyers Journal on Friday night to the need to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney. The stacked hour had two guests, and both were aggressively pro-impeachment: John Nichols of The Nation magazine, author of the book "The Genius of Impeachment," and lawyer Bruce Fein, who Moyers labeled a "conservative," but he compared Bush to King George III, to Adolf Hitler, to the communist autocrats of the Gulag, and to, well,...
  • PBS’s Moyers Disgracefully Rips Fox Owner Rupert Murdoch

    07/01/2007 5:44:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 1,505+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | June 30, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    PBS’s Moyers Disgracefully Rips Fox Owner Rupert Murdoch Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 30, 2007 - 12:06. I’m not sure what derangement syndrome Bill Moyers is currently suffering from, but on Friday’s “Bill Moyers Journal” broadcast on PBS, the outspoken host went into an invective-filled tirade about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch that frankly was one of the most disgraceful exhibitions of liberal bias so far this year.In his closing monologue, Moyers compared Murdoch to the Marquis de Sade, Imelda Marcos, and Satan himself.I kid you not.For those that can stomach it, what follows is a full transcript of this...
  • Bill Moyers talks with Victor Gold

    06/30/2007 7:56:53 PM PDT · by logician2u · 72 replies · 1,237+ views
    PBS ^ | June 29, 2007 | Bill Moyers
    BILL MOYERS: The gentleman you're about to meet is someone I'm also meeting for the first time, although we started in national politics in the same year long ago. And therein lies a story. Back in 1960 Vic Gold and I were both young idealists, and we both voted for John F. Kennedy for president. Except for our awe of the Alabama football legend Bear Bryant, that's probably the last time we ever agreed on anything until now. What we have in common now is the belief that politics ain't what it used to be. I went on to serve...
  • Bill Moyers Said Conservatives Smeared His Show 'For a Bias That Didn't Exist'

    04/25/2007 11:15:15 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 41 replies · 1,710+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2007 | Tim Graham
    PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers returns his series "Bill Moyers Journal" to taxpayer-funded PBS stations on Wednesday night. On Monday, National Public Radio’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross offered Moyers a very favorable interview to promote the show. Near the end, Gross asked Moyers about charges of liberal bias bandied about when Kenneth Tomlinson headed the board at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Moyers said "He singled out Now with Bill Moyers for a bias that didn’t exist." Moyers didn’t try in this comfortable liberal forum to pretend completely that he was non-ideological or a "Thomas Paine radical." He proclaimed "There's...
  • NUREMBERG-STYLE TRIALS PROPOSED FOR GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS

    10/11/2006 6:44:52 PM PDT · by FFIGHTER · 72 replies · 2,184+ views
    U.S. Senate Commitee on Environment and Public Works ^ | Oct11, 2006 | MARC MORANO ( marc_morano@epw.senate.gov ), MATT DEMPSEY ( matthew_dempsey@epw.senate.gov )
    A U.S. based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore (http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2006/9/19/11408/1106?show_comments=no ) and PBS newsman Bill Moyers, for his October 11th global warming edition of “Moyers on America” titled “Is God Green?” (http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/05/09/roberts/index.html ) have deemed respectable enough to grant one-on-one interviews to promote their projects, is now advocating Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for skeptics of human caused catastrophic global warming. Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.” Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, "When...
  • Gannett Editor: Rather, Moyers, Amanpour in Morrow Mold of Greatness

    08/12/2006 4:25:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 714+ views
    Gannett | Mark Finkelstein
    If Davie Rossie's ramblings were simply those of one more angry liberal pundit, they'd hardly be worth a comment. But what makes his utterances noteworthy is that when Rossie isn't churning out his once-a-week column, he is editing the news for the Gannett chain. Rossie is Associate Editor of Gannett's Binghamton paper, the Press & Sun Bulletin. In today's column, 'Once There Were Giants in Television News', Rossie laments that they aren't making TV newsmen like Edgar R. Murrow any more. With what might be condemned as sexism, nay, misogyny, had it been suggested by a conservative critic, Rossie grumps...
  • Moral courage makes for political courage (Molly Ivins, BILL MOYERS FOR PRESIDENT)

    07/30/2006 12:05:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 674+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jul. 29, 2006 | MOLLY IVINS
    Dear desperate Democrats, Here’s what we do. We run Bill Moyers for president. I am serious as a stroke about this. It’s simple, cheap and effective, and it will move the entire spectrum of political discussion in this country. Moyers is the only public figure who can take the entire discussion and shove it toward moral clarity just by being there. The poor man who is currently our president has reached such a point of befuddlement that he thinks stem-cell research is the same as taking human lives, but that 40,000 dead Iraqi civilians are progress toward democracy. Bill Moyers...
  • PBS-Man for President: Ivins Wants Moyers to Run

    07/26/2006 11:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 938+ views
    Molly Ivins/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 26, 2006 - 14:00 All those millions the taxpayers have lavished on the Public Broadcasting System over the years haven't been for naught. They've achieved at least one significant thing: given Bill Moyers a base from which to launch a presidential campaign. At least in the mind of Molly Ivins. The headline of her latest column says it all: Run Bill Moyers For President, Seriously While Molly doesn't expect Moyers to win the election or even the nomination, she believes his candidacy would have a salubrious effect on other Democratic contenders. Here's the essence of her...
  • Deep thoughts with Bill Moyers (Intestine Barfer)

    06/29/2006 8:17:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 452+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/29/06 | Mark Rahner
    Call it intellectual trickle-down: Great thinkers of our time talk to Bill Moyers, then he talks to us. In the engrossing "Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason" (debuting 9 p.m. Friday on KCTS), he mind-melds with Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis and other writers on the rise of radical Islam and fundamentalist Christianity, their similarities, their influence on politics — and the need for transcendence even among skeptics. The Emmy-winning broadcaster, 72, settled in for a spirited dialogue from the porch of his New Jersey home. Q: Why talk to writers about faith and reason? A: Because storytellers have...
  • FINDING MY RELIGION: Bill Moyers talks about faith, reason and his new PBS special

    06/19/2006 8:00:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 279+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/19/6 | David Ian Miller
    Can religion and reason peacefully coexist? From a scan of the headlines it doesn't seem so. The world appears polarized, incapable of even agreeing to disagree on matters of faith. Journalist Bill Moyers believes that conversation can lead to a cure for what ails us -- but not conversation in which people simply shriek at each other. Moyers, who describes himself as "neither wholly a believer nor wholly a skeptic," thinks we can move away from pitting reason against faith and give equal weight to both in our discussions. Science can illuminate faith, and faith can inform science. He launches...
  • Bill Moyers Defends His Liberal Bias

    11/28/2005 2:33:43 PM PST · by Jean S · 34 replies · 3,048+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/28/05 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Bill Moyers, the former host of the "Now” program on PBS, brushed aside the claim that his show had a liberal bias, carping that conservative critics unfairly tarred him with the "liberal” brush. Perhaps Moyers forgot that he clearly showed his liberal stripes when he devoted his last "Now” broadcast to a fierce blast at "the right-wing media.” Moyers became embroiled in controversy after Kenneth Tomlinson took over as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and cited "Now” as a chief reason why he wanted to bring "balance” to public broadcasting with more conservative programming. In an interview with...
  • 'God's retribution' — Is nature used to punish sinful acts?

    10/21/2005 11:28:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 69 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP ^ | October 22 2005
    With the most powerful storm in recorded history weakening but every bit as devastating as its predecessors, saint, sinner and blogger alike are again wondering if God really does use nature in retribution for sin. Bill Moyers, late of PBS and CBS television and the day's keynote speaker, cited the incredible devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and linked it with the Genesis flood. He noted that millions of conservatives believe the biblical teaching that God brought the deluge to punish human sin and also accept "God-ordered genocide" elsewhere in the Old Testament. Others also used the Katrina moment to level...
  • Bill Moyers: "We Have Our Own American Taliban"

    11/13/2001 8:38:12 AM PST · by hawkeye101 · 180 replies · 696+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 11/13/2001 | Michael Corey
    The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have Americans feeling helpless and disoriented, former White House press secretary and journalist Bill Moyers said Monday. "How do we carry on a normal life when abnormal things are happening?" Moyers said in an interview before a speech at Drake University. Moyers, a press secretary for Lyndon Johnson and a journalist who has worked in both print and television, delivered the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Monday night at the Knapp Center. He appeared with Martin Marty, a professor emeritus from the University of Chicago and an expert on religious fundamentalism. Moyers said Americans struggle ...
  • Hoover's Institution, Anecdotes from the FBI crypt(interesting Bill Moyers story)

    07/21/2005 9:39:18 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 506+ views
    WSJ ^ | 07/22/05 | LAURENCE H. SILBERMAN
    Hoover's Institution Anecdotes from the FBI crypt--and lessons on how to win the war. BY LAURENCE H. SILBERMAN Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT I recently completed a rewarding year as co-chairman of President Bush's commission on intelligence, and I propose to discuss our recommendations regarding the FBI in light of my own unique experience with J. Edgar Hoover. Our commission recommended that the FBI be reconstructed--to create a separate national security service within the bureau that would combine counterintelligence, counterterrorism and foreign intelligence. We did so because we concluded that the tasks of agents performing these three functions...
  • Hunting for Homosexuals (Bill Moyers selective memory)

    07/22/2005 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 64 replies · 2,023+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-21-05 | The political grapevine
    An extraordinary story has emerged involving former Lyndon Johnson aide and now PBS commentator Bill Moyers. The story was told in The Wall Street Journal by retired federal appeals judge Laurence Silberman, who reports that when he was acting attorney general under President Ford a memo written by Moyers to the FBI came to light in the press. The memo, which dated from the 1964 campaign between President Johnson and Barry Goldwater, directed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to investigate the Goldwater campaign for evidence of homosexual activity. It came after Johnson aide Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a...
  • DFU SONG: I'll Never Find Another You (Bill Moyers job to out Goldwater staff homosexual)

    07/22/2005 9:04:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 903+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    This is just too good. Years ago, the compassionate lib Bill Moyers was given an assignment to out a homosexual on the Goldwater staff after Walter Jenkins was outed. Hey, Bill, sing along with us. Bill and Walter. MIDI - NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU From the White House they called...with words from LBJ They said, "Billy Moyers, get over here today There's a Walter Jenkins problem, so your assignment's clear In the Goldwater campaign, go find a queer" You can check out rest stops or fly off to San Fran 'Cause in their bath houses, you'll find them man on...
  • Hoover's Institution

    07/22/2005 12:44:16 PM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 712+ views
    OPINIONJOURNAL ^ | July 20, 2005 | LAURENCE H. SILBERMAN
    Only a few weeks before the 1964 election, a powerful presidential assistant, Walter Jenkins, was arrested in a men's room in Washington. Evidently, the president was concerned that Barry Goldwater would use that against him in the election. Another assistant, Bill Moyers, was tasked to direct Hoover to do an investigation of Goldwater's staff to find similar evidence of homosexual activity. Mr. Moyers' memo to the FBI was in one of the files. When the press reported this, I received a call in my office from Mr. Moyers. He was outraged; he claimed that this was another example of the...
  • Mike Rosen: Subsidizing liberal bias (NPR and PBS) + ("How to make us lovable")

    07/01/2005 3:30:50 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 724+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | July 1st, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Subsidizing liberal bias July 1, 2005 Liberals are forever complaining that the Bush Administration "manages the news," spins it to fit its agenda. They have a point. But every administration does this. Of course, these same critics never complain that National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System indulge their own biases. Why? Because NPR and PBS manipulate their programming to fit the liberal agenda. It's a status quo that liberal cheerleaders for NPR and PBS enjoy and tenaciously defend. We expect politicians, including presidents, to be biased advocates for their own agendas. Journalistic objectivity and balance at NPR...
  • Bill Moyers Smears a Better Man Than Himself

    02/06/2005 9:03:09 PM PST · by huac · 113 replies · 4,737+ views
    Powerline ^ | February 6, 2005 | Jon Hindraker
    "Throughout Moyers' career, he was free to slander conservatives with impunity, knowing that there was no forum in thich their responses would ever be heard..."