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  • ESPN’s Wilbon: Influence..‘Religious Right’ in Footb' Preventing Players from Accepting Michael Sam

    07/23/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The NFL hasn’t been sufficiently accepting of Michael Sam, who came out as the first openly gay professional football player earlier this year, due to the religious Right’s influence in NFL locker rooms, says one ESPN commentator. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments that media attention would have pushed him away from drafting Sam. Kornheiser said he was optimistic that NFL players would be personally tolerant of Sam, though. “I’m more skeptical,” Wilbon countered. “I think there is a component, a subculture of the religious Right, that...
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • Father Of The Bride Turns Gay

    06/16/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 39 replies
    NikkiFinke.com ^ | 06/15/2014 | Nikki Finke
    Happy Fathers Day, everyone. (I know it sucks to spend the day with civilians…) And on that note you should know that Disney and Warner Bros are sorting out the rights to Father Of The Bride 3 with Charles Shyer to write and direct (Nancy Meyers passed) and Steve Martin to return. (What else does he have going?) The twist in this threequel is that Little Matty is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy SEAL’s son. Father of the bride George is "thunderstruck and speechless" and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina...
  • This is your final warning: 'Gay Day' this weekend at Disney World

    06/07/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    One News Now ^ | June 06, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A pro-family group in Florida wants to know why Disney doesn't hold its homosexual pride event after hours – the same as an annual Christian music concert. Why does Disney continue to allow the annual observance of 'Gay Day' at the Magic Kingdom? Families are being warned to consider staying away from the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, especially Saturday, when Orlando's annual "Gay Days" includes a visit to the Disney theme park by thousands of homosexuals. David Caton of the Florida Family Association tells OneNewsNow that homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people will be in the park for "Gay Day."...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'No Lingering Effects’ From ‘Serious' Concussion

    06/07/2014 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2014 | By CHRIS GOOD
    Hillary Clinton has not experienced any sustained after-effects from the concussion that sidelined her from her work at the State Department in late 2012 and early 2013, the former secretary of state told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview in advance of the release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” “No lingering effects,” Clinton told Sawyer, when asked whether she had experienced any. “No,” Clinton affirmed, when asked whether she still notices effects of any kind. The first piece of the interview with Clinton will air tonight on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” and the full interview...
  • ESPN Denounced NFL as 'Unworthy of Contemporary Society' If Sam Was Undrafted

    05/13/2014 1:37:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 150 replies
    While Tuesday's Washington Post covered ESPN's elaborate planning to broadcast "a kiss that rocked the sports world" -- after openly gay Michael Sam was drafted, and they don't mean the later cake-shoving kiss that seemed a little scarier given Sam's size -- the debate over the kiss submerged the flagrant liberal editorializing that ESPN aired a few minutes before the Rams selected Sam with the 249th pick. ESPN reporter Chris Connelly (formerly with MTV) uncorked pre-emptive anger, that if Sam went undrafted, the verdict of "history" (read: liberals) "will be derisive laughter, aimed at a league thus deemed by many...
  • Dolphins fine and suspend player for tweeting negative comment about Michael Sam

    05/12/2014 12:14:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5-12-14 | By Frank Schwab
    When Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted "horrible" in regards to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, it wasn't a moment the NFL, Sam, the Dolphins or anyone wanted. But make no mistake, it allowed the NFL an opportunity to send a strong message: If you have public and negative comments about Sam and his sexuality, you will be punished and shamed. Jones, a second-year strong safety who had 10 tackles in 16 games last year, tweeted "omg" right after ESPN showed Sam's reaction to being drafted. According to...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • Gay-Marriage Foes Scrambling After Court Setbacks

    02/15/2014 10:11:48 AM PST · by yongin · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2014 | DAVID A. LIEB, DAVID CRARY and RACHEL ZOLL
    Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials. Some gay-marriage foes are backing a bill recently introduced in both chambers of Congress that would leave states fully in charge of their marriage policies, though the measure stands little chance of passage. In the states, they are endorsing a multitude of bills — some intended to protect gay-marriage bans, others to assert a right, based on religious freedom, to have nothing to do with gay...
  • ESPN's SportsCenter goes wall to wall with Mandela coverage...Huh?!

    12/05/2013 6:15:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ESPN
    So I am sitting a local sports pub/bar, you know the ones with all sorts of games and sports shows on big screens everywhere.... all of a sudden, I look up and see Barack Hussein Obama speaking LIVE from D.C. "What is going on?!" I asked my companion.... Sure enough, it is an extended statement from the worst occupant of the Oval Office in 100+ years, and it goes on and on and on....then the Sports Center talking heads continue to ramble about the death of Nelson Mandela. On a sports network. About sports news.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • Disney Goes LGBT and Turns Mulan into a Bisexual (Video at link)

    10/19/2013 4:26:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/18/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    Fans of Disney/ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” were recently let in on Mulan’s “dirty little secret.” Mulan is a bisexual. Normally I would not have a problem with a bisexual character in a prime time show that was scheduled for later in the evening, but for starters this show airs on Sunday nights at 7PM Central, and it is touted as a family show. It is Disney after all and inspired by Disney characters. The Huffington Post reports gloats: New ground was broken this week when a member of Disney’s iconic Princess franchise was queered and it was revealed that...
  • Mormon Mom Who Fought for Prop 8, Now Fights for Gay Son [Portman Syndrome]

    06/25/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Antioch · 52 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Wendy and Tom Montgomery are devout Mormons from California who pounded on doors in 2008 to support the passage of Proposition 8, the state referendum that overturned the ruling that allowed same-sex couples to marry in California, and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. They did so not knowing that their now 14-year-old son, Jordan, was gay and would later contemplate suicide because of the church's steadfast belief that homosexuality is a sin that would cut him off from his family not only here on earth but in the afterlife. "One of core tenets we believe in as Mormons...
  • Miley Cyrus Praises Disney For Plans to Introduce Lesbian Couple to TV Show Good Luck Charlie

    06/24/2013 4:04:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 17:10 EST, 24 June 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She has long been an advocate of gay rights. And Miley Cyrus took to her Twitter page on Sunday to praise her former employers The Disney Channel after hearing they planned to introduce a same-sex couple to one of their TV shows. 'Is this this true?!?!?! ' she wrote. 'I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control…so much of what kids think! Life isn't bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING.' Producers of Disney sitcom Good Luck Charlie confirmed they are set to introduce a character with two lesbian...
  • Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

    04/15/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 79 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/15/12 | Gary Langer
    Wither the Tea Party? A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement, the less they like it, rather than liking it more. That negative buzz has worsened from a 9-point gap in an ABC News/Washington Post poll as the movement was gathering speed two years ago. And its avenues for resurgence may be limited: Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring...
  • Sandra Fluke: "I encouarage everyone to go to Media Matters"

    03/05/2012 7:03:16 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Georgetown Law student and women’s contraception activist Sandra Fluke told viewers to check out Media Matters for examples of over-the-top conservative rhetoric. When asked by co-host Joy Behar if she had anything to say to her critics, Fluke, who made headlines last because of the attacks and subsequent apology she received from conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, encouraged viewers to check out Media Matters’ website. “Well, I would encourage everyone to go to Media Matters because they have an excellent story on their website that gives a list of the various commentators...
  • Toddler's cuss word on 'Modern Family' draws ire

    01/18/2012 8:22:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anti-profanity crusader on Tuesday asked ABC to pull this week's "Modern Family" episode in which a toddler appears to use a bleeped curse word. "Our main goal is to stop this from happening," said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the 'F-bomb' on TV."
  • Hank Williams Jr. bounced from tonight's Monday Night Football opener after controversial comments

    10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    Hank Williams Jr. won't be ready for some football this Monday night. ESPN bounced Williams' trademark opening "Are you ready for some football?" after the longtime voice of Monday Night Football's theme song, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. "While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football," an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News. "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast." The...
  • Another reason to boycott Disney. Disney Bans Heavy metal concerts at HOB Anaheim and HOB Orlando

    04/25/2011 10:21:44 PM PDT · by Rockerwolf · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.
  • Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place

    02/12/2011 3:47:57 PM PST · by speciallybland · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/12/2011 | Michael Falcone
    There more things change the more things change the same. For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012. Paul won this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll by a healthy margin, getting 30 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 23 percent of the vote. Most of the other possible candidates wound up in the low single digits. Still, Romney's finish was relatively...
  • Human Creativity May Have Evolved as a Way for Parents to Bond With Their Children

    11/24/2010 4:00:51 AM PST · by samtheman · 7 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | ScienceDaily
    Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe but as a way to help parents bond with their children and to pass on traditions and cultural knowledge, a new study published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology suggests.
  • Joy Behar Sneers at 'Overpopulating' Moms, Guest Says Parents of Large Families are 'Littering'

    11/19/2010 7:04:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/18/2010 | Matthew Belan
    On Wednesday's Joy Behar Show on HLN, the host asked about parents who are "overpopulating" the world, and guest Helen Fisher, a Rutgers University professor, compared having a large family to littering, "as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with." Fisher also bizarrely stated that "for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman." Host Joy Behar devoted the last two segments of her 9 pm Eastern hour program to how women are trending away from having children. Besides Fisher, she brought on author Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott,...
  • Houston Media: Mouthpiece of the Left

    10/28/2010 1:28:55 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 28th 2010 at 9:21 am | Catherine Engelbrecht
    What happens when a group of everyday citizens does their part to alert the authorities to potential vote fraud?  Apparently, Democrat drone media is unleashed to crush the effort.  Check out this Houston, Texas ABC affiliate, Channel 13 News, report claiming leaders of King Street Patriots “may serve jail time,” quoting the Democrat Party as their source: King Street Patriots is the organization that launched True the Vote, an initiative to encourage citizens to help improve elections by reviewing voter rolls and volunteering to work at the polls.  Their honest intentions were met with coordinated lawsuits and an ethics complaint...
  • Angle sends flowers, Behar fumes

    10/27/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 185 replies · 1+ views
    The Corner ^ | 10/27/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Yesterday, The View’s Joy Behar said “She’s [Sharron Angle] going to hell, this bitch!” Behar also compared Angle’s latest ad to a “Hitler Youth” commercial. So today, Angle sent Behar flowers, with a note thanking Behar for helping her raise $150,000 online yesterday. So what was Behar’s gracious response? “I’d like to point out that those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants,” she tartly said. “And they’re not voting for you, bitch.” (One would hope they’re not voting at all, actually.) And when Barbara Walters told Behar she shouldn’t be saying that anyone was going to be in Hell, Behar...
  • Behar: "This Bit**" Sharron Angle Is "Going To Hell"

    10/26/2010 10:51:42 AM PDT · by earlJam · 87 replies
    "The View" co-host Joy Behar flips out after Sharron Angle attacks Harry Reid on his position on illegal immigration. (video at link)
  • O'Reilly Interview Leads to Walk-Off at 'The View' ("Muslims killed us on 9/11")

    10/14/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Dave Itzkoff
    SNIPMr. O’Reilly replied, “Because Muslims killed us on 9/11.” Ms. Goldberg uttered a phrase that was bleeped from the broadcast, and Ms. Behar said, “I don’t want to sit here now.” The two women walked off the set, but later returned to the show. YouTube video of incident.
  • Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg Walk Off 'The View' After Heated Exchange With Bill O'Reilly (Video)

    10/14/2010 10:08:06 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 94 replies
    HAP ^ | 10/14/10 | hap
    This is over the Ground Zero mosque and who is responsible for 9/11, Barbara Walters then gets into a heated debate after Joy and Whoopi walk off the set (Video)
  • Video: Hasselbeck: Tea Party Like ‘Bed Bugs’

    10/06/2010 9:38:54 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host on the The View, says that the Tea Party is like bed bugs in that they are many in number, nobody knows where they are coming from, and they are “powerful little suckers.” “Everyone thinks the Tea Party is automatically in favor of the Republicans,” said Hasselbeck during Tuesday morning’s “Hot Topics” segment. “The Republicans don’t even have control of them. They’re like bed bugs, okay? My point being–they are many in number and nobody knows where they’re coming from, but they are powerful little suckers and they took the wind out of Mike Castle in Delaware.”
  • Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain; CNN Doesn't......

    10/01/2010 1:41:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain; CNN Doesn't Challenge Her Claim By Matt Hadro Created 10/01/2010 - 15:39 Meghan McCain apparently thinks there will be a "bloodletting" in the GOP in the next election, because the party has no room for controversial socially liberal figures like her. Appearing on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday, McCain criticized the current state of the Republican Party, which she believes is too conservative and narrow-minded to include more moderate and independent thinkers like herself. This focus, McCain warned, will cut down on the number of party voters. When the subject...
  • ABC's new Brit programmer greenlights new series "Good Christian Bitches."

    09/16/2010 9:54:03 AM PDT · by ARA · 51 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 9/16/10 | ARA
    ABC-TV Greenlights new series "Good Christian Bitches."
  • Have you seen the UNBAISED front page of abcnews.com today?

    09/15/2010 11:32:56 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 70 replies
    We are SHEEP because we don't swallow every half-truth and lie that the media darling and street corner con Obama, dishes us. I swear there is special place in hell... What absolute drivel. There are 26 year-old clueless lib hacks running this website. It is the most radical of msm sites. Shameful.
  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

    09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 347 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer...
  • Mosque Controversy Skips Pentagon: Muslims Gather in Daily Prayer at 9/11 Crash Site

    09/07/2010 10:38:32 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 54 replies
    ABC News/Politics ^ | Aug. 17, 2010 | Luis Martinez
    Amid flaring political debate about a proposed New York City mosque near Ground Zero, there has been little commotion about the Pentagon's chapel where Muslims can gather in daily prayer near where a hijacked jetliner struck the building Sept. 11, 2001. While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground... While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground Zero, there is no debate at the Pentagon's Ground Zero, where Muslims can gather in daily prayer in a religious chapel located near where a hijacked jetliner...
  • Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign (Gawd help us)

    Exclusive: Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign Sen. John McCain's Daughter: Sarah Palin's Rise Was 'Too Fast,' 'Too Easy' Aug. 31, 2010— For the first time since the end of her father's 2008 presidential bid, Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain spoke out about Sarah Palin, writing in a new book that Palin brought "drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the losing campaign. Though she writes that during the campaign she wondered if the loss "was Sarah Palin's fault," McCain told "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview that Palin was...
  • 11 Chapters Meghan McCain’s Editor Axed From Dirty Sexy Politics

    08/30/2010 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Lori Ziganto and Jenn Q. Public
    Dirty Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain is scheduled for release on August 31. But you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to see what didn’t make the final editorial cut. NewsReal Blog has obtained exclusive excerpts from the chapters rejected by Meggie Mac’s editors. 1. How Dare People Gawk At My Boobs When I Posted Them Publicly On Twitter Meghan McCain infamously posted a picture of her, shall we say, “cups over-flowing” on Twitter the very same day that the Balloon Boy hoax went down. Presumably because, as a publicity hound extraordinaire, she couldn’t stand the focus being on some...
  • Tea Party Spells KKK, Rights Leader Says [Black Leaders Outraged Over 'Restoring Honor' Rally...]

    08/26/2010 1:57:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Spells KKK, Rights Leader Says Black Leaders Outraged Over 'Restoring Honor' Rally By JOHN R. PARKISON Aug. 26, 2010 A civil rights activist and former congressman equated the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan today as he blasted a conservative rally planned in Washington, D.C., this weekend. The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, the non-voting delegate who represented the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1991, called on African-Americans to organize a "new coalition of conscience" to rebut the rally scheduled for Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Fox News pundit Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin....
  • ABC News Reprimands Audio Operator Who Covered Mosque Protest

    08/26/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | August 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here." On Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism, Lafferty writes: He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man's answers about Shariah and pushed the point: "Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can't you answer...
  • Michigan high school football team practicing at night; Accomodates Muslim players during Ramadan

    08/16/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 26 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | espn.com news services
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football. The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week. The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban's proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices. Cutting practice wasn't an option at football-crazy Fordson, which is coming off a...
  • The ABC’s Of Keeping A Conspiracy Theory Alive

    07/19/2010 12:52:34 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies · 2+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 7/19/2010 | Sean Higgins
    At ABC News, the absence of any evidence of a conspiracy apparently does not mean they will not try to perpetuate a conspiracy theory. A case in point is this story about Alvin Greene’s improbable but real victory in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary:
  • Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party

    07/12/2010 2:22:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 12, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party Tea Party Leaders Say Political Motivation Driving NAACP Agenda HUMA KHAN July 12, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement. The Taxpayer March on DC proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol on Saturday, Sept.... The Taxpayer March on DC proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009....
  • President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus 'Helped to Create the Teabaggers'

    05/04/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 103 replies · 2,372+ views
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations. In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year ... That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.” Tea Party...
  • Meghan Goes to College

    03/30/2010 7:52:38 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 21 replies · 794+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 30, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Meghan Goes to College Malcolm A. Kline, March 30, 2010 We have devoted ample space to the paucity of Republicans welcomed in academia. What is almost as instructive is a look at the representatives of the Grand Old Party who are embraced in academe. Consider Meghan McCain’s recent appearance at George Washington University. “Meghan McCain voiced her support for marriage equality in a speech at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday night, calling the gay rights movement ‘this generation’s civil rights movement’ and urging like-minded ‘progressive Republicans’ to start speaking out,” Madeleine Morgenstern reported in the GW Hatchet Online on March...
  • Ohio ABC TV Station Presents Democrat Press Release as News Story

    02/24/2010 9:40:29 AM PST · by GOP_Raider · 14 replies · 429+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many of us on the right like to claim that the Old Media is just an arm of the Democrat Party. Of course some of that on our part is bombast, but incidents like this tend to make conservative’s complaints seem more like right-on-target truth than over-the-top complaining. On February 23, ABC TV Channel 7, WTRF News (Wheeling, West Virginia/ Steubenville, Ohio), posted on its website what was originally credited as a story written by reporter Bob Westfall. Unfortunately, though, this posting was only posing as a news story as it was nothing but a word-for-word re-posting of Democrat Ohio...
  • The Conscience of Kansas- Kansans for Liberty, Warner Todd Huston-Marvel Comics

    02/16/2010 12:26:22 PM PST · by 1pitech · 2 replies · 163+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 02-16-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas I interview Lynda Tyler from Kansans for Liberty. We discuss the upcoming TEA Party in Wichita Kansas. Next we hear from Doug Giles of clashradio.com talking about man made global warming. In the second half of the program we talk with Warner Todd Huston about the national story of Marvel Comics and Captain America and TEA Party goers being depicted as a white racist hate group. Get the details here!
  • Tea Party Jab to Be Zapped From Captain America Comic, Writer Says

    02/10/2010 9:38:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies · 1,402+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A "tea bag" reference in a recent Captain America comic book that has angered the Tea Party movement will be removed by Marvel Comics in future editions, the story's writer told FoxNews.com. In issue No. 602 of Captain America, "Two Americas, Part One," the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say "Stop the Socialists!" and "Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!" Captain America says the protest appears to be an "anti-tax thing," and The Falcon...
  • Republicans vs. Republicans? Meghan McCain Rails at the Tea Party (BARF ALERT!!!)

    02/08/2010 11:26:18 AM PST · by Baladas · 89 replies · 2,348+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 08, 2010 | staff
    ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Meghan McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and a self-described “progressive Republican,” today assailed the tea party movement. Sitting in as co-host on “The View” today, McCain said she has ideological differences with the movement. She specifically took aim at remarks by former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who suggested that people who voted for President Obama could not pass a basic civics literacy test. “People who would not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House... named Barack Hussein...
  • TSA Nominee Withdraws Amid 'Political Agenda'

    01/20/2010 5:36:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies · 4,505+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 20, 2009 | By JULIE PACE
    The Obama administration's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration is withdrawing his nomination. In a statement, Erroll Southers says he is withdrawing because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. Obama tapped Southers to lead the TSA in September but his confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who says he's worried Southers would allow TSA employees to join a labor union.
  • Biblical Anti-Obama Slogan: Use of Psalm 109:8 Funny or Sinister? (Wow)

    11/19/2009 1:07:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies · 1,506+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 19, 2009 | TRACEY D. SAMUELSON
    Psalms 109:8, Anti-Obama Web Cry: 'Let His Days Be Few; and Let Another Take His Office' A nice sentiment? Maybe not. The psalm reads, "Let his days be few; and let another take his office." Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts and hats with "1/20/09" commemorated President Bush's last day in office. But the verse immediately following the psalm referenced is a bit more ominous: "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow." The slogan comes at a time of heightened concern about antigovernment anger. Earlier this year, the president's senior adviser, David...
  • A Christmas Carol opens today

    11/06/2009 9:10:38 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 866+ views
    Cartoon Brew ^ | 11/06/09 | Amid Amidi
    Robert Zemeckis’s A Christmas Carol opens today to a chorus of negative reviews and a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A particularly harsh assessment comes from Joe Morgenstern in The Wall Street Journal: To put it bluntly, if Scroogely, Disney’s 3-D animated version of “A Christmas Carol” is a calamity. The pace is predominantly glacial—that alone would be enough to cook the goose of this premature holiday turkey—and the tone is joyless, despite an extended passage of bizarre laughter, several dazzling flights of digital fancy, a succession of striking images and Jim Carrey’s voicing of Scrooge plus half a dozen...