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  • WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff Dies at 70

    07/29/2018 3:50:00 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | July 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Volkoff began wrestling in 1967 and embarked on a career that lasted nearly 40 years. He spent the bulk of his time in the WWF and†World Wide Wrestling Federation, Vince McMahon Sr.'s precursor to the WWF. He also spent time with the†American Wrestling Association†in the 1970s. Volkoff and The Sheik were one of the premier heel tag teams of the 1980s under the management of Classy Freddie Blassie. The pair won the WWF Tag Team Championship once before breaking up. Volkoff later teamed with†Boris Zukhov as part of†The Bolsheviks†for the remainder of the 1980s before leaving the company in 1990....
  • Two different surveys confirm that cable companies are screwed

    07/25/2018 11:39:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    BGR ^ | July 24, 2018 | Chris Mills
    It is not a pleasant time to be a cable company. Decades of regional monopolies are being swept away, leaving us with - the horror! - actual competition. Prices on streaming bundles are so low that companies are actually struggling to make money on the $40-a-month skinny services. Any time margins are so low that telecoms giants are complaining, you know that itís good for consumers. Unsurprisingly, people are keen to ditch cable. While traditional pay TV is still the biggest distribution method by far, a pair of new studies out this week suggest that cord-cutting is about to hit...
  • Pay TV Sees Mass Exodus As Cord-Cutters Jump More Than 30% (to date) In 2018

    07/24/2018 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 174 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2018 | Dana Feldman
    In its latest forecast on U.S. pay TV and OTT (over-the-top) viewership, eMarketer projects that the number of those cutting the cord will grow faster than previously expected this year, while OTT viewership also outpaces projections. [Snip] According to eMarketerís latest forecast on U.S. pay TV versus OTT, the number of those cutting the cord will climb 32.8% this year to 33 million, higher than the 22% growth rate (27.1 million) that was originally projected in July of 2017. This number represents the cumulative number of adults who have ever cancelled a pay TV service and have opted to continue...
  • NBC Touts Mexico Scolding Trump For Comment Media Misled Public About

    05/18/2018 12:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 17, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The liberal media made fools out of themselves Wednesday as nearly every major news outlet rushed to breathlessly report that President Trump had called all illegal immigrants to the United States ¬ďanimals.¬Ē Of course, the glaring problem with their claims was that they were totally false. And despite the fact the media had to issue reams of retractions and corrections, NBC Nightly News and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo kept up the charade Thursday evening. Here is Trump¬ís comment, complete with the full context: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: There could be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don't reach...
  • CNNís Amanpour: Trump Is a ĎGrave and Existential Threatí to the Press

    05/13/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 13, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter kicked off Sunday’s Reliable Sources by complaining about a tweet President put out last week citing a Media Research Center study, which found 90 percent of evening network coverage of the President was negative. Of course, CNN took issue with the facts and put together a lineup of media figures to beat up on the President for criticizing them. Among the group was CNN Chief International correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who wasted no time in lashing out at President Trump and denouncing his favorable attitude towards Fox News. “I have been talking about this ever...
  • Stelter Declares Day 470 of White House ĎCredibility Crisisí, Dismisses Mediaís

    05/06/2018 2:09:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    t‚Äôs well known that CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter is no fan of President Trump. He even goes as far as to question‚Äôs the President‚Äôs mental stability and was overjoyed when the rest of the media were pushing their hot takes too. During Sunday‚Äôs Reliable Sources, he opined about how the White House was in day 470 of what he called a ‚Äúcredibility crisis.‚ÄĚ And despite how the show is supposed to be about the media, Stelter dismissed the notion media was having their own crisis after their ‚Äúno good, very bad week.‚ÄĚ After highlighting what would be discussed...
  • CNN Panelist: If You Laugh at Trumpís Jokes, Youíre Damaging Society

    03/11/2018 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During a speech at a campaign rally for a congressional race in Pennsylvania on Saturday, President Trump unleashed on the liberal media and NBC Political Director Chuck Todd whom he called a ‚Äúsleeping son of a b*tch.‚ÄĚ And as would be expected, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter and his Reliable Sources panel responded with their own righteously indignant hot takes. Chief among them was Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik who argued that if you laughed at Trump‚Äôs jokes you were damaging society.Stelter set up the tone of the show to once again be all about bemoaning how Trump treated...
  • Maddow Seethes Over Trump Leading Possible Peace Talks With North Korea

    03/09/2018 5:49:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 9, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    President Trump shocked the world Thursday night when it was announced that he planned to sit down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the coming months. The political world was so overwhelmed by the news that even the journalists at CNN were more or less optimistic. Yet over at MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow was anything but enthused by the idea as she spewed skepticism and threw shade at the commander-in-chief for excepting North Korea’s offer. Towards the beginning of her bitter rant, Maddow seemed to question the President’s intelligence and/or knowledge of history for taking the meeting: You might...
  • Heroic Parkland Shooting Survivor Calls Out CNN for ĎScriptedí Questions

    02/22/2018 10:35:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 22, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The Wednesday CNN town hall promoting gun bans and moderated by Jake Tapper was arguably a train wreck from the beginning. Between a student saying Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reminded him of the shooter and shouts of ‚Äėmurderer‚Äô at NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, it was out of control. But in the wee hours of Thursday morning, things got worse for the anti-gun network when the local Florida ABC affiliate WPLG-TV reported that CNN had been planting questions. The whistleblower was Colton Haab, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who heroically shielded his fellow students from the bullets with...
  • Tur Claims Gov. Scott ĎRefusing to Speakí With Students; Was at a Funeral

    02/21/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC‚Äôs Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues she knows little about. The same was true when she hosted the 2:00 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Wednesday when the network‚Äôs cameras were in Florida Governor Rick Scott‚Äôs office documenting anti-gun protestors screaming at the receptionists while he wasn‚Äôt there. Tur declared Scott was ‚Äúrefusing to speak‚ÄĚ with them, but was later educated by his office and forced to report he was attending a funeral for one of the students slain in the Parkland shooting. ‚ÄúThis is...
  • CNNís Stelter Asserts Memo Just a Fox News Created ĎAlternate Realityí

    02/04/2018 5:09:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 4, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN media reporter Brian Stelter was up in arms during Sunday‚Äôs Reliable Sources as he ranted about how the release of Nunes memo was a win for Fox News, more specifically Sean Hannity, and all the people in conservative media trying to create what he called an ‚Äúalternative reality.‚ÄĚ Stelter began the show with a twist on his usual lead-in loaded with hollow catchphrases: "This is Reliable Sources, our weekly look at the story behind the story, of how the media really works, how the news gets made. And this week, how misinformation gets made. The right unleashed its version...
  • Cupp, Levy Rip PolitiFact for Hiring ĎArchdukeí of Lying Alan Grayson

    02/02/2018 3:06:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 2, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    So-called fact-checking website PolitiFact proved just how much of a hack organization they were on Thursday when they announced that they were hiring former Florida Congressmen David Jolly (R) and the infamous Alan Grayson (D). The backlash was swift and came from across the political spectrum, especially for Grayson. The backlash was even present on HLN‚Äôs S.E. Cupp Unfiltered where Cupp and TV‚Äôs Andy Levy hilariously mocked the ‚Äúfact-checker‚ÄĚ for hiring the ‚ÄúArchduke‚ÄĚ of lying. ‚ÄúIn his 2010 campaign, he got called out by another fact-checking website for using edited video in a campaign ad to make his Republican opponent...
  • Greenfield Admits CNN Acts Like Trump Indictment ĎImminentí In Russia Probe

    01/21/2018 6:47:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During a debate about how important it was to listen to the views of average Trump voters on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, political commentator Jeff Greenfield noted that the outlet hyped the Russia investigation to the point where it seemed as though the President would be indicted at any second. This, as political commentator Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and former Hillary Clinton policy director, claimed that the media didn’t listen to the anti-Trump resistance enough. Towards the end of their discussion, Greenfield was commenting on how many people listen to certain media outlets because it catered...
  • CNNís Stelter Glorifies Media for Finally Drawing Attention Trumpís Mental Problems

    01/07/2018 3:16:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 7, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN‚Äôs media reporter Brian Stelter got his long-awaited wish granted last week the liberal media en mass started openly questioned President Trump‚Äôs mental acuity followed the release of Fire and Fury, the dubiously sourced anti-Trump book that was light on facts but loaded with gossip. Despite how his show was called ‚ÄúReliable Sources,‚ÄĚ Stelter spent his entire Sunday show glorifying the book and praising those calling the President‚Äôs mental stability into question. ‚ÄúThe tip-toeing is over! The whispers are turning into shouts! President Trump's fitness for office is now the top story in the country. Reporters and some lawmakers are...
  • What Basic Cable Channels and Content Could You Live Without?

    01/06/2018 12:37:16 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 81 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 1/6/18 | Bob Parks
    Many of us who have to buy some kind of cable television have avoided the overpriced, premium movie channels that rotate the same films and occasionally give you a new option you'll watch once. So we're forced to buy a basic cable package that has a very few daily go-to channels and others we have no real reason to waste our time on and that's how they get us. Imagine how many more people would sign up for cable if they ONLY have to pay for channels and content they wanted?
  • Labor Department denies inspector workersí compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness

    12/13/2017 3:21:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Ginger Otis
    A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workersí compensation benefit.† Dale Henderson, 59, was a compliance inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 9/11.† Heís been diagnosed by government doctors with interstitial lung disease ó one of several illnesses linked to exposure to hazardous materials on 9/11 or at Ground Zero.† Hendersonís 9/11 illness was acknowledged by the World Trade Center Victims Compensation Fund ó which awarded him a $300,000 payout when he first got sick.9/11 asbestos debris lawsuits cleared by N.Y....
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • ROKU USERS - TUBI TV CHANNEL

    10/03/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 20 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | 10/3/17 | self
    After updating our system this morning found these movies on the TUBI TV CHANNEL. A FISH CLLED WANDA"DEATH AT A FUNERAL PATHS OF GLORYINSPECTOR MORSE CHANNEL PEAR is also working once again, showing Fox and Fox Business Why not update your Roku and share what new items you might have found?
  • Want to cut the cord

    09/19/2017 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 46 replies
    I need some options to get rid of my Direct TV service.
  • Another Million Consumers Cut the TV Cord Last Quarter

    08/10/2017 12:10:13 PM PDT · by tje · 106 replies
    DSL Reports ^ | Wednesday Aug 09 2017 18:00 EDT | Karl Bode
    While the rate of cord cutting during the second quarter wasn't quite as aggressively dire as many analysts predicted, the latest wave of TV subscribers lost by the traditional cable TV industry wasn't what you'd call good for the pay TV industry, either. Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson predicts that once tallied, the sector lost about 1 million pay TV subscribers last quarter, with the losses hitting Dish Network, DirectTV, and AT&T particularly hard. Dish for example lost another 196,000 subscribers on the quarter, and that tally includes the additions seen to the company's Sling TV streaming video services (which...