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  • Wild GOP debate repeatedly goes off the rails as candidates shred each other on stage

    02/14/2016 2:02:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "...Some of the last fireworks of the night came when Cruz attacked Trump's supposedly "very, very liberal" policies."Flexibility is a good thing, but you shouldn't be flexible on core principles," Cruz said. "I like Donald. He is an amazing entertainer. But his policies for most of his life..have been very, very liberal."Cruz continued:For most of his life, he has described himself as very pro-choice and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that."You are the single biggest liar," Trump shot back. "You...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton's name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn't ask her about it.
  • Fight over core principles exposes deep GOP divides

    02/01/2016 6:55:32 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    pbs.org ^ | 2-1-2016
    DAVID FRUM: When you ask the question, do you think you will be better off in 10 years than you are today, do you think your children will have a better life than you, the most pessimistic group in America are whites without a college degree. And the second most pessimistic group in America are whites with a college degree. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, into this situation steps New York billionaire Donald Trump. What happens? DAVID FRUM: Donald Trump is one of America's great marketing geniuses. And Trump has, as great marketers do, an intuitive understanding of what the customer wants....
  • NPR's Startling Discoveries About Us

    02/01/2016 1:27:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: NPR on Friday, a program called On the Media, their host is Brooke Gladstone, and she's speaking with a political reporter from WNYC (that'd be the PBS station of New York) named Matt Katz about the presidential race. And they're talking about Trump and his decision to skip the debate. GLADSTONE: If the Beltway pundits were shocked at the audacity of Trump's debate snub, commentators outside the mainstream saw it coming a mile away. Talk radio guru Rush Limbaugh... RUSH ARCHIVE: He is controlling the media. He controls the media when he's not on it. He controls...
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • NPR apologizes for map that erased Israel

    01/26/2016 9:29:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/26/16 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — National Public Radio’s (NPR) ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen released an explanation and apology Monday for a map published on the news organization’s website that erased Israel from the Middle East. On January 24, NPR’s blog Goats and Soda, which covers health and culture issues around the world, ran a piece titled, “What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears.” The post focused on travelers’ anxieties for the coming year, and included an illustration of the Middle East and North Africa, the region of the world that travelers most perceive as being at risk. “The map portion...
  • PBS Contributor: Star Wars Could Use a "Muslim Jedi named Mohammed"

    01/24/2016 12:40:14 PM PST · by rightistight · 80 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/14/16 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that there are no Christians, Jews, Hindus, or Buddhists in the Star Wars universe, Haroon Moghul appeared on the PBS NewsHour and lobbied for the inclusion of a Muslim Jedi in Episode VIII or IX. In a "NewsHour essay," Moghul explained, "With tensions between Muslims and our neighbors worse than I had ever known, I asked Abrams to add a positive Muslim character to one of these franchises." Maybe "a Jedi named Mohammed," he suggested. There are Jewish names in Star Wars, Moghul continued, as well as Christian ones. "We can accept a Ben Kenobi, though Ben's...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Megyn Kelly claims Trump tried to 'woo' her before he announced he was running for president

    01/04/2016 11:28:44 AM PST · by CedarDave · 163 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 4, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    During his campaign, Donald Trump has ridiculed a lot of people but no one more than Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who called him out on his track record of sexist comments in the first Republican debate. Now Kelly is speaking out to say that the real estate mogul tried to win her over with some creepy correspondence before announcing his candidacy. In a cover interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the 45-year-old journalist says The Donald used to send her press clippings about her from time to time, signed with his name, and call to talk about segments he liked...
  • What Cuba Can Teach Us About Food and Climate Change

    01/04/2016 7:07:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | January 4, 2015 | Raj Patel
    The Studebakers plying up and down Havana’s boardwalk aren’t the best advertisement for dynamism and innovation. But if you want to see what tomorrow’s fossil-fuel-free, climate-change-resilient, high-tech farming looks like, there are few places on earth like the Republic of Cuba. Under the Warsaw Pact, Cuba sent rum and sugar to the red side of the Iron Curtain. In exchange, it received food, oil, machinery, and as many petrochemicals as it could shake a stick at. From the Missile Crisis to the twilight of the Soviet Union, Cuba was one of the largest importers of agricultural chemicals in Latin America....
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, hes hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you (gesturing to audience member), theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people....
  • NPR host who used ‘schlonged’ on the air explains the term

    12/24/2015 4:32:04 AM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/15 | Callum Borchers
    see link Conan, semi-retired ... tells me that as far as he knows the term is meant to connote genitalia. And he doesn’t think his usage makes Trump’s okay.
  • How Should The Media Cover Donald Trump? (NPR)

    12/13/2015 3:43:11 PM PST · by Drango · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/13/15 | Michel Martin
    Donald Trump has earned headlines — and, in some circles, ire — for incendiary comments throughout his presidential campaign. Recently, Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and a database to keep track of them — comments that other candidates in the GOP have denounced as intolerant and wrongheaded. But some media commentators and news organizations have taken it a step further, stating that the man himself is racist and that his policies are fueled by racism. Trump responded to these statements on CNN earlier this week, when interviewed by Don Lemon: "I am the least racist...
  • Poll defies narrative, shows most Americans favor GOP plan to defund Planned Parenthood

    12/13/2015 1:38:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A little-noticed poll is challenging the widely touted narrative that most Americans oppose GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The nationwide poll conducted by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute found that 53.3 percent of those surveyed support moving federal funding from Planned Parenthood to community clinics that do not offer abortions, while 31.5 percent are opposed. One of Planned Parenthood’s top talking points is that polls have shown that most Americans disagree with recent Republican defunding efforts. So what accounts for the difference? The key lies in the wording of the question, the pollster said. While previous surveys have...
  • David Brooks: Donald Trump's "Bigotry" Has "Done Enormous Damage To America's Reputation Abroad"

    12/12/2015 10:45:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 12, 2015
    PBS: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on banning Muslims from entering the U.S., a campaign surge for Sen. Ted Cruz, plus assessing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s first month on the job. Brooks says Republican Senators would rather vote for a Democratic Majority Leader than "universally unpopular" Ted Cruz. JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: When it comes to Trump, David, I know we have been talking about him, but this week, with the statement about keeping Muslims out of the country, is this...
  • Bloomberg Guest: Forces In Trump Fans 'More Animalistic Than Human'

    12/11/2015 4:20:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing to dump on Trump, as author Rick Perlstein did on today's With All Due Respect, calling The Donald a modern-day George Wallace, and floating "fascism" about him. But Perlstein took things a nasty step further, denigrating Trump supporters in the ugliest terms. Per Perlstein, Trump has unleashed forces in his supporters "that are more animalistic than human." Perlstein added that spectacle of the US losing to ISIS has filled Trump fans with "childlike, impotent rage." View the video here.
  • In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost'(NPR)

    12/08/2015 2:02:38 PM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/15 | Reginald Dwayne Betts & NPR
    In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — used a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, including one year in solitary at a supermax facility. "I was 5 feet, 5 inches and 120 pounds. I went to prison with grown men, and I went into what people readily acknowledge as a treacherous and a wild place," Betts tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "My judge, when he sentenced...
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • "Million Muppet March" Descends On Capitol Hill (to protest Mitt Romney)

    11/04/2012 5:26:17 AM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | November 3, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
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  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 11:42:35 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse...SNIP...If you disagree — if you think that political correctness is gaining momentum — then consider a few facts. First, the top...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. MoveOn.org has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on Change.org also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • PBS: House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Louis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/26/2015 10:35:06 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2015 | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58%into the most powerful position in Congress. As Speaker of the House, Ryan will have unilateral control over many aspects of the congressional agenda, including passage of Obamatrade in the lame duck session and amnesty legislation in 2017. The two-hour long presentation reveals that the House Freedom Caucus founding members have been among the most ardent boosters in Congress of Ryans career and his closest allies in trying to implement Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%s 2013 amnesty plan. It...
  • Syria's Assad Visits Moscow To Discuss Military Plans With Putin

    10/21/2015 6:05:30 AM PDT · by EBH · 79 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/21/2015 | Bill Chappell
    In his first known international trip since civil war began in Syria, President Bashar Assad has just returned from a quick visit in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Assad reportedly briefed Putin on Syria's current and future military operations. Assad's trip was kept secret until after Tuesday's meeting and after the Syrian leader's safe return home. The Kremlin's official account of the meeting includes a quote from Assad, saying, "I want to thank the Russian people once more for the help you are giving Syria and express the hope that we will vanquish terrorism." Announcing the visit, state...
  • The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

    10/19/2015 2:30:06 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | October 19, 2015 | ANYA KAMENETZ
    The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools
  • Obama: 'Much of our criminal justice system remains unfair'

    10/17/2015 10:38:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    investors.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 percent of the worlds population, but 25 percent of the worlds prisoners. Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up. Now, many of the folks in prison absolutely belong there our streets are safer thanks to the brave police officers and dedicated prosecutors who put violent criminals behind bars. But over the last few decades, weve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer...
  • Common Core-aligned writing lesson on gun debate

    Common Core backers are sneaking a social and political agenda into nationalized curriculum, say critics, who now have new ammo in a writing lesson plan for teachers that they say gives a slanted perspective of the gun debate. A study guide dubbed, "The Battle Over Gun Control," authored by KQED, a northern Californian affiliate of National Public Radio, and the nonprofit, taxpayer-subsidized National Writing Project, states that "moderate gun control" measures introduced following the Sandy Hook school massacre were deep-sixed by the "powerful political influence" of the NRA. Second Amendment advocates say the wording, in supplemental material designed to help...
  • Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, announces opposition to Pacific trade deal

    10/07/2015 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her tack to the left Wednesday, declaring her opposition to President Obamas Pacific trade deal. Mrs. Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with Judy Woodruff for PBSs NewsHour program. What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it, Mrs. Clinton said. The former first lady acknowledged that her response had some lawyerly caveats about not having seen every jot and tittle of the pact, but said she doubted she could change her mind. I dont believe...
  • Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys

    10/04/2015 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 2:05 AM | By Chris Matyszczyk
    Photo creditCNet: Josh Miller I get the sense that the FBI doesn't entirely appreciate Apple CEO Tim Cook.I get that sense from an interview he gave to NPR on Thursday. In it, he cogently explained Apple's attitude toward security in general and national security in particular.Cook repeated his view that Apple isn't interested in tracking its customers as infinitum from app to app."If you buy something from the App Store, we do know what you bought from the App Store, obviously," he said. "We think customers are fine with that. Many customers want us to recommend an app. But what...
  • ANGRY Pro-Abortion Activists Interrupt Carly Fiorina Event, Throw Condoms at Her (VIDEO)

    09/27/2015 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Planned Parenthood supporters and Code Pink activists showed up at a Carly Fiorina event in Iowa yesterday at a tailgate before a Hawkeyes game. They screamed insults and threw condoms at her. They are furious that she brought up their baby harvesting practices at the last debate. Carly was asked about a female protester she had a confrontation with. She came on and said she was concerned about womens health and as a cancer survivor I said, I was too. And, she said she was concerned about womens rights and I said I was too. I said you ought...
  • Heilemann Confirms: It Was Hillary Who Started Rumor Obama Not Christian

    09/21/2015 5:07:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Heilemann was a rather reluctant witness. But when called on to testify, so to speak, Heilemann confirmed a stunning fact: that during the 2008 presidential race, it was Hillary Clinton who started the rumor that Barack Obama might not be a Christian. The matter arose when on today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough ripped Hillary's hypocrisy on Face the Nation yesterday for criticizing Republicans who question Obama's religion, "when it all started with her and her campaign passing things around in the [2008] Democratic primary." When Steve Rattner asked Heilemann, in his role as inside-campaign-baseball expert, to confirm whether Joe's...
  • So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What?

    09/21/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jack Cashill
    The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician, said NPRs Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim. Trumps presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylors real error as a reporter, like that of all her mainstream colleagues, was to dismiss the questioners assertion as a fallacy without providing any evidence to the contrary. Strange but true, reporters pride themselves on knowing nothing about Obamas roots. Last month, for instance, Catherine Thompson...
  • Obama Calls Obama a Muslim

    09/18/2015 2:27:05 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 41 replies
    0bama has called 0bama a Muslim. Anyone remember when StepOnallofus had to correct him, You mean your CHRISTIAN faith?. Problem is that 0s statement doesnt make sense unless he HAD MEANT TO SAY Muslim. I am thankful that my opponent John McLame has not made an issue of my CHRISTIAN faith. WTF? Its not like he was an such an outspoken bible-thumper that it could have been used against him. However if the word Muslim is used, it makes perfect sense that he would have given McLame a hat tip for not making an issue of it....
  • Obama Invites Texas Teen To White House After 'Bomb Hoax' Incident

    09/16/2015 10:44:39 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    Expressing his admiration for a high school student's curiosity about science, President Obama has invited Ahmed Mohamed to the White House. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was handcuffed and taken away from his school in Irving, Texas, earlier this week after school officials grew suspicious of a digital clock he had made in a pencil case over the weekend.
  • No 'Mainstream' Air Time for Mark Levin

    09/11/2015 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Mark Levin's new book "Plunder and Deceit" has been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks in a row. Like with his other best-sellers, no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity. Why doesn't Mark Levin deserve a turn on CBS's "60 Minutes"? Why can't the conservative taxpayers be granted a forum for Levin or "Charlie Rose" on PBS or on NPR's "All Things Considered"? In short, why not a slice...
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Heres the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his companys assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, Ive said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. Take that, Bibi, she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. Im not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...
  • PBSs Gwen Ifill Stands By Take that Bibi Tweet (liberal media is gloating over Israel's "defeat")

    09/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 3:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Gwen Ifill, the host of PBSs Newhour program, defended herself from criticism after taking heat for sending a tweet that many users interpreted as a shot against Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted a message from the State Departments official pro-Iran deal Twitter account claiming that the recently inked accord would significantly reduce Irans ability to produce a nuclear weapon. Take that, Bibi, Ifill wrote in a message sent with the State Departments tweet. Multiple users on Twitter quickly pushed back against Ifills message, claiming she was unfairly targeting the Israeli prime minister and revealing a pro-Iran bias. When...
  • PBS Ombudsman Calls Gwen Ifil "Self Inflicted Wound"

    09/03/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | By Michael Getler
    Im the ombudsman at PBS and I dont want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to either discredit me and my work or PBS. I had the same policy about pre-social media venues when I was the ombudsman at The Washington Post. So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesdayafter it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure...
  • PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal

    09/02/2015 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Jim Hoft
    Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting Systems Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal Kristinn Taylor Sep 2nd, 2015 12:10 pm 2 Comments Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting Systems Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted an Obama administration propaganda tweet from the administrations @TheIranDeal Twitter account that itself...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Ken Burns: America Racist, Donald Trump Birtherism Alternative to Using the N-Word

    08/24/2015 11:27:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Kipp Jones
    Appearing on CBSs Face the Nation Sunday, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told host John Dickerson he believes America is still a racist nation, and those who have questioned the legitimacy of President Obamas birth certificate, namely, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, have done so as an alternative to using the N-word.
  • Hypocrites Line Up on Sesame Street

    08/21/2015 3:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/15 | L Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
    The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show "Sesame Street," delaying their debut on PBS for nine months. Decades of liberal mockery of Republicans for wanting to "kill Big Bird" just collapsed in an ugly pile. The show that was supposedly dedicated to poor kids in "underserved" communities was just sold to the highest-bidding paywall in Yuppie Land. Before that they were negotiating with...
  • Democrat Vows To Block Key Nomination Over Asia Trade Deal Secrecy[TPP]

    08/15/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 14 Aug 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Friday he is going to block the confirmation of a high-level White House nominee, because of the Obama administration's refusal to relax its secrecy protocols that make it difficult for members of Congress and their staffs to review the language in a Pacific Rim trade deal.Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, told NPR it was "outrageous" that congressional staff members with the proper security clearances can view the Trans-Pacific Partnership draft only when a member of Congress accompanies them. As NPR's Ailsa Chang reported in May, the document is stored in a highly secure room in the...
  • Shock Poll: Only 41% Of Democrats Want Congress To Approve Obamas Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 10, 2015
    A new poll released on Monday shows that support for Obamas nuclear deal with Iran continues to unravel. According to the poll from Monmouth University, only 41 percent of Democrats believe Congress should approve the presidents nuclear deal with the Iranian regime. The numbers only get worse among independents and Republicans. Overall, just 27 percent of those polled believe Congress should approve the controversial nuclear deal with Iran. A majority of Republicans (55 percent) and a plurality of independents (33 percent) believe Congress should reject the deal: The public is divided on how Congress should handle the recently negotiated agreement...
  • Whitewashing the Black Panthers

    07/26/2015 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.25.15 | Michael Moynihan
    A new PBS documentary tries to excuse a murderous and totalitarian cult. When his captors uncinched the noose around his neck and shoved him into a wooden chair, Alex Rackley might have assumed his ordeal was over. He had already endured a flurry of kicks and punches, the repeated crack of a wooden truncheon, ritual humiliation, and a mock lynching. But it wasnt over. It was about to get much, much worse.Rackley, a slight, 19-year-old black kid from Florida, was tough (he had a black belt in karate), but hardly in a position to resist his psychopathic interrogators. During a...
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bushs War, Cheneys Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration'

    07/23/2015 10:54:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 July 2015
    President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Obama said it was "distressing" not to have made progress on the issue "even in the face of repeated mass killings". He vowed to keep trying, but the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel said the president did not sound very confident.
  • Under Kremlin Pressure, 'Undesirable' U.S. charity Pulls Out Of Russia

    07/22/2015 10:00:45 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/22/15 | Tom Esslemont
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S.-based non-governmental organization has become the latest casualty in what campaigners say is a global tightening of restrictions on charitable activity by authoritarian governments, by deciding to close its operations in Russia. The MacArthur Foundation, which has operated in Moscow for more than 20 years - financing higher education, human rights and anti-nuclear proliferation campaigns - said new laws had made it "impossible to continue," by placing the charity on a list of "undesirable" organizations - a criticism it said was baseless. "We are entirely independent of the United States government and receive no...
  • What Happens When Cubans Speak About Anti-Black Racism in Their Country

    07/19/2015 2:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/19 | HENRY LOUIS GATES JR.
    In his PBS documentary Black in Latin America, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. reported that Cubas is a culture in which blackness is still in a battle for expression, inclusion and true equality, for an equal place at the social and cultural table.ditors note: With the U.S. Embassy reopening in Havana on July 20, The Root is giving some insight and perspective into the lives of Afro-Cubans who suffer discrimination and economic distress, even in the midst of the Cuban revolution that Fidel Castro declared put an end to racism. Harvard professor and The Root Chairman Henry Louis Gates...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...