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  • 2012 Is Coming, the MSM Is Corrupt, and Big Journalism Needs Your Help

    10/18/2011 4:49:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/18/2011 | ohn Nolte
    Yesterday afternoon a reader name LibertyGeek asked a great question about media bias: I ask what are we going to do about it? There’s no doubt that the MSM is in the tank for the Dems. That knowledge and a six pack will get me a buzz. You’re connected and have a platform. Put the question out to all the folks who read your posts, “How do we combat this extreme bias?” The alternate media does a great job but there are a TON of really intelligent people who are too busy earning a living to research things. How do...
  • Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

    10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger
    After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease. That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee. Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There...
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 250 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 3rd | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Mitt Romney can can beat Obama, say Florida political insiders (GOP establishment picks Romney)

    09/16/2011 9:10:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times / Politico ^ | 2011-09-15 | Adam C. Smith
    Florida’s most experienced political professionals are closely divided on whether Rick Perry or Mitt Romney will win Florida’s Republican presidential primary, but overwhelmingly they see Romney as the stronger candidate to beat Barack Obama in Florida. More than 100 of Florida’s sharpest political minds participated in the latest St. Petersburg Times Florida Insider Poll - including campaign consultants, lobbyists, activists - and the results were striking: Two thirds of Democrats and two thirds of Republicans pegged Romney as the stronger general election candidate, though Republicans were considerably more confident than Democrats that Perry would win Florida’s crucial presidential primary early...
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • Washington Post closes local news bureaus (Hope and Change Alert!)

    09/01/2011 5:07:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/1/11 | Lucas Shaw
    The Washington Post has decided to close all its local bureaus except those in the capitals of Virginia and Maryland. The Post, whose parent company reported a 50 percent drop in profits for its second quarter in early August, closed all of its national bureaus in 2009.
  • Oslo Terrorist – Was He a Christian Conservative? (A christianity you do not recognize)

    07/27/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Soopermexican ^ | July 25th
    The Manifesto supports: Environmentalism One-Child Birth policies Nationalization (State Control) of Private Companies and the Manifesto criticizes: American Capitalism American Imperialism American Intervention Right-Wing Media Monopolies Weakness of Christianity
  • MSNBC's Liberal Stance: Decision Based on Profit, Not Politics ( Yeah right! LOL )

    07/04/2011 3:56:47 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    Media Post ^ | July 1st | David Goetzl
    Did NBC Universal see Fox News thriving with its conservative-leaning approach and decide to swing to the other end of the political spectrum? Nope -- it just sort of happened, said former NBCU chief Jeff Zucker. "There was not a secret meeting that said, hey let's go left with MSNBC," Zucker said in an appearance at the PromaxBDA event last week. He said Keith Olbermann emerged as a liberal voice with an anti-Gulf War stance and drew an audience. MSNBC placed a companion show behind it, and things sort of moved in that liberal direction, with profits, not politics, the...
  • Michelle Obama: "Fortunately, We Have Help From The Media" ( Bias Much?)

    06/24/2011 10:23:30 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 26 replies
    In an interview with CNN, First Lady Michelle Obama thanks the media for their "support" and "kindness." CNN reporter: "How's the family ready for this [the election]? It's going to be quite vicious, isn't it? How do you prepare for that?" First Lady Michelle Obama: "You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)

    06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 88 replies
    Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters
    Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the paper’s "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the paper’s online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign." On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting...
  • Help Investigate the Palin Emails (Washington Post Recruits Palin-haters)

    06/09/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Ryan Kellett
    More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and dilligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the emails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom. Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge....
  • (Michael) Steele in talks to join MSNBC

    05/21/2011 10:08:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-20 | Emily Goodin
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC to be a political analyst, according to sources. Steele would be a prominent Republican voice on a network known for its liberal television hosts. If the deal goes through, he would join the cable network in time to offer commentary on the 2012 elections.
  • The Yemeni Passenger Was Shouting "Allahu Akbar" as He Attempted to Storm the Cockpit Door

    05/10/2011 6:30:27 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10th | Naked Emperor News
    Media Manipulation? The Majority of American Media Outlets Fail to Report the Yemeni Passenger Was Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as He Attempted to Storm the Cockpit Door – Video Examples of Newscasts From Around the Country
  • Sarah Palin Versus the Field with 2006 as a Barometer

    05/07/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 146 replies
    05/07/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    I have observed that the polls and the news readers have taken to reminding us that Sarah Palin's nomination spells certain defeat for the GOP in 2012. Let's examine the question of Sarah Palin's prowess as a candidate, measured against the current field: It has been noted that former Senator Rick Santorum won his Senate seat in a big GOP year (1994) and lost it big in a Democrat year (2006), sweeping in with one tide and out with another. This is evidence of weakness as a candidate. Let's examine the rest of this field, using 2006 as the barometer....
  • Demo-Drama

    02/25/2011 9:41:51 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Wisconsin union rallies are about to get a lot noisier. has joined the fray and is in the mood for melodrama. At high noon Saturday, the progressive activists plan rallies to “save the American dream” — more than 60 nationwide in fact, with participants instructed to wear yellow foam cheeseheads and anything in red and white to honor University of Wisconsin colors. The group also has talking points right out of a Depression-era novel: “We demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share. We are all Wisconsin. We are all Americans.”
  • Rush Limbaugh binges on anti-Michelle Obama vitriol

    02/23/2011 4:11:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2011 | by DANA MILBANK
    Rush Limbaugh thinks Michelle Obama is a big, fat idiot. The broadcaster announced during his show Monday that the first lady "took the kids out to Vail on a ski vacation, and they were spotted eating, and they were feasting on ribs - ribs that were 1,575 calories per serving with 141 grams of fat." Actually, the restaurant put the calorie count at 600, but Rush was determined to chew out Obama. "The problem is - and dare I say this? - it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," he said. "I'm trying to say...
  • Breaking News: ABC News' Miguel Marquez Beaten During Military Crackdown in Bahrain's Pearl Square

    02/16/2011 5:32:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 79 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 02/16/11
    Breaking News: ABC News' Miguel Marquez Beaten During Military Crackdown in Bahrain's Pearl Square...BREAKING...
  • PolitiFact: Health Care is NOT a "Job Killer," Even Though it Will Cost 750,000 Jobs

    01/21/2011 7:21:33 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/11 | Aurelius
    PolitiFact touts itself as a "non-partisan" and objective truth-checker. But one has to wonder how they can even bother saying that when they are ridiculously partisan. Take their new article: The health care law a "job killer"? The evidence falls short. PolitiFact took a quote from Eric Cantor, in which he stated ObamaCare is a job killer, and rated it "false." Nancy Pelosi was so ecstatic over the news that she quickly tweeted in liberal bliss: ...The article quickly quotes a press release by the CBO. PolitiFact quickly mocks Republicans for leaving out "facts." Here now is the entire first...
  • Obama, Palin And Arizona: A Tale Of Two Speeches (Palin injects herself into the debate LOL !! )

    01/15/2011 7:30:07 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    The Note ABC News ^ | January 12, 2011
    BOTTOM LINE: Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story. And she may well face further criticism for the timing and scope of her remarks. She is already taking heat for her use of the term "blood libel" (see today's Tweets). In her video she notes, “President Obama and I may not agree on everything, but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process.” It remains to be seen exactly what Obama will say tonight, but White House aides say another goal of his address will be to...
  • An Assault on Everyone’s Safety (New York Times Masthead Editorial - Anti-Gun Jihad Alert)

    01/11/2011 10:15:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/10/2011 | New York Times Masthead Editorial
    As lawmakers in Washington engage this week in moments of silence and tributes to Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other casualties, they should realize that they have the power to reduce the number of these sorts of horrors, and their lethality. To do so, they will need to stand up to the National Rifle Association and its allies, whose lobbying power continues to grow despite the visceral evidence that the groups have made the country a far more dangerous place. Having won a Supreme Court ruling establishing a right to keep a firearm in the home, the gun lobby is...
  • Vitriol And Violence (LAT Times Masthead Editorial)

    01/11/2011 10:01:38 AM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/11/2011 | Los Angeles Times Masthead Editorial
    The right bears the brunt of responsibility for this poisoned atmosphere, but it by no means has a monopoly on hate-inspiring political speech. The resulting hyper-partisanship is bad not because it encourages political assassinations but because it debases discourse and fuels anger, incivility and stubbornness. The deliberative bodies that run government can only function smoothly if they're composed of reasonable people willing to act in the interest of the nation and capable of compromise; does that sound like today's Congress? Saturday's shootings don't justify an attempt to, as a Wall Street Journal editorial put it Monday, "rule certain people and...
  • Washington Post-ABC poll: Public is not yet sold on GOP ( not even sworn in yet! )

    12/15/2010 10:04:47 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | December 15th | Dan Balz(D-MD) and Jon Cohen(D-MD)
    Republicans may have made major gains in the November elections, but they have yet to win the hearts and minds of the American people, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
  • The Media Elected Obama – Not The American People

    12/01/2010 11:45:43 AM PST · by tutstar · 21 replies
    newsflavor ^ | 11/29/2010 | ulsterman
    The first part of our most recent D.C. Insider interview reflects on just how far the media went to protect and promote Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, including helping secure John McCain as Obama’s Republican opponent. Did you enjoy the holiday? Very much – thank you. There was a long delay in responding to my messages – why? Things were getting a bit…tenuous in recent weeks with all of this. Things had been set in motion – you helped with that, but now others are, as I said before, picking up the ball and running with it. And frankly,...
  • I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell (Barf Alert! How low the left will stoop)

    10/28/2010 12:51:17 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 239 replies · 3+ views
    Gawker ^ | 10/28/2010 | Anonymous
    I barely knew Christine when she turned up at my door at around eight o'clock on the night of Halloween. We'd met for the first and only time three months earlier when my two roommates and I signed the lease on our apartment: Christine's aunt owned the place we were moving into, and she happened to be up from Delaware visiting at the time. But we'd only spent about five minutes together that day and we hadn't spoken much, and I hadn't thought of her since. Yet here she was standing outside my door with a friend. And both of...
  • Video: Reporter Threatens Radio Host Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:23:47 AM PDT · by · 4 replies
    In Chicago, WIND radio show host William Kelly was on a mission to get answers from current mayoral candidate and Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel. Despite the other reporters acting as a force to protect Rahm against Kelly’s tough questions over the stimulus bill and his residency, his persistence is highly entertaining.
  • Report: Candidate in Ohio wore German SS uniform (MSM Spin, Desperation Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A report says a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi reenactments. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • New book about Rush Limbaugh or comically oversized cigar lighter? Too soon to say?

    09/27/2010 11:10:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    Don’t you hate it when ancient, boring newspaper columnists too lazy to think up a decent topic that week decide to write about… the weird mail they get for their newspaper column? I know I do. So anyhow… Today I got this email: Ms. Shaidle: I was curious about your attack on Media Matters involving the Limbaugh quotes, since I’m writing a book about Limbaugh: “After repeating the same manufactured ‘quotes’ day after day for weeks, Media Matters didn’t issue retractions or apologies to Limbaugh when they were revealed to be completely made up.” Neither of your links indicates that...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • The NY Times Survey & The Odd Use of Language

    09/17/2010 5:17:52 AM PDT · by publius1 · 7 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The president’s overall job approval rating is 45 percent, with 47 percent disapproving. On the economy, his rating is worse, with 41 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving." GOVERNOR PALIN: "The poll found that the ...public has an increasingly negative opinion of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, with nearly half now holding an unfavorable view of her." I realize that people can do funny things with words, but aren't these essentially the same numbers? Also -- funny note -- the poll is, according to the description, a sample of "voters," but 1...
  • Don't fall under her spell: Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell once 'dabbled into witchcraft'

    09/20/2010 12:10:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 124 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, September 20th 2010 | Mike Lupica
    One of the new stars of the Tea Party movement, an entertainer recently mistaken in Delaware for an actual politician, is Christine O'Donnell. Start here with O'Donnell, just because you have to: Even Karl Rove thinks she is too far off the grid. This from a guy who thought Dick Cheney was fine. Delaware is a state that has about one-third the population of Brooklyn. O'Donnell, running for the U.S. Senate, won her primary race with just over 30,000 votes. Even the Mets occasionally draw more people than that. No matter, she was suddenly a new drum majorette for the...

    09/11/2010 12:27:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    PEOPLES CUBE | Sept. 11, 2010 | swampsniper
  • Leave the Kids Alone: ‘Tonight Show’ Seats Crude Sarah Palin Hater Next to Her Daughter

    09/09/2010 8:04:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 123 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 09/09/10 | John Nolte
    It’s no secret in show business comedy circles or to anyone with access to Twitter that comedian and television star Louis C.K. is crudely and sexually obsessed with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin — so much so that he sends her direct tweets calling her the vilest of names [NSFW screen shot below]. The star of the FX series “Louie” not only savages the former Governor in such a way that I’m forced to publish the evidence below the fold with a strong warning, but his breathtakingly vicious attack on Trig Palin is quite popular on YouTube. So infamous is...
  • Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.Here is the text of Friedlander's call for information to...
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • Army probes soldiers skipping Christian concert

    08/21/2010 4:32:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band's concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Col. Thomas Collins said the military shouldn't impose religious views on soldiers. " would be contrary to Army policy,". Pvt. Anthony Smith said he and other soldiers felt pressured to attendt. "My whole issue was I don't need to be preached at," Smith said "That's not what I signed up for." Christian rock group BarlowGirl played as part of the "Commanding General's Spiritual Fitness Concerts." Smith said a staff sergeant told 200 men...
  • Mosque debate strains tea party, GOP ( No it doesn't )

    08/22/2010 6:41:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    PoliticObama ^ | August 10th | Kenneth P Vogel
    I loved this line from page 3: Despite the absence of most tea party groups from the debate, allegations have swirled that the movement is somehow driving the increasing GOP opposition
  • Media Collusion Alive And Well in America

    08/22/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Many Sources | 8/22/2010 | By Lazamataz
    This last summer, it was widely (and embarassingly) reported that a shadowy internet group had formed with the intent to 'discuss' (read: orchestrate, collude, plan and slant) the news. This group of approximately 400 journalist from many different 'media' outlets had met regularly to decide on what -- and how -- the news would be presented. From WikiPedia: JournoList (sometimes referred to as the J-List)[1] was a private Google Groups forum for discussing politics and the news media with 400 journalists, academics and others, all with political views ranging from centrist to center-left to leftist. Ezra Klein, an American blogger...
  • A New Way to Hold Republicans Accountable (BARFER W/CHUNKS)

    08/19/2010 10:42:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 11 replies
    The Democratic Party ^ | 8-13-10 | Shauna Daly
    Friend - With Congress's August recess now under way, Republican members of Congress are starting to show up at Tea Party events and campaign rallies all over the country. We saw last year during the fight for health reform that this is a time when the extremists run rampant. Remember "death panels?" This year, Republicans are looking to have it both ways, trying to appeal to independent voters while making promises to the Tea Party crowd to pursue an extreme right-wing agenda if they regain control of Congress. Who knows what's being said when the cameras aren't running? We don't...
  • Levi Johnston -- Lost a Fiancee, Gained a Reality Show

    08/09/2010 2:03:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 1+ views
    TMZ ^ | 8/9/10 | staff
    Levi Johnston is no longer engaged to Bristol Palin -- but he's got a sweet new reality show deal to help him get over it. Sources close to Johnston tell TMZ he signed a new reality deal this weekend, one that doesn't include everyone's favorite unwed teen mother from Alaska.
  • Levi Johnston -- Lost a Fiancee, Gained a Reality Show

    08/09/2010 2:11:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8-9-10
    Levi Johnston is no longer engaged to Bristol Palin -- but he's got a sweet new reality show deal to help him get over it. Sources close to Johnston tell TMZ he signed a new reality deal this weekend, one that doesn't include everyone's favorite unwed teen mother from Alaska. We're told Levi will actually begin shooting in Los Angeles on Monday and then cameras will follow him back to Alaska. No word yet on what the exact format will be, though several networks are said to be interested.
  • Williams resigns as Tea Party Express spokesman

    07/23/2010 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Williams resigns as Tea Party Express spokesman Posted: July 23rd, 2010 02:52 PM ET From CNN's Charles Riley Mark Williams has resigned as the chairman of the Tea Party Express. Mark Williams has resigned as the chairman of the Tea Party Express. Washington (CNN) – Tea Party Express spokesman and former chairman Mark Williams has resigned his post, the group said Friday in a statement. Last week Williams penned an inflammatory blog post that erupted into a national controversy and fueled debate about the Tea Party movement and racism. Williams later defended the post as satire. "The media coverage over...
  • Sherrod: I'd Consider Legal Action against Breitbart

    07/22/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Justaham · 128 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-22-10 | Stephen Smith
    Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod said Thursday that she would consider legal action against the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her ouster. Speaking on CBS' Early Show, Sherrod said that while she hasn't actively talked about suing Andrew Breitbart, she "would definitely consider it." Sherrod said that Breitbart's intentions were obvious - but misguided.
  • When McCain picked Palin, liberal journalists coordinated the best line of attack

    07/22/2010 3:28:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/22/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last presidential race, members of an online forum called Journolist struggled to make sense of the pick. Many of them were liberal reporters, and in some cases their comments reflected a journalist’s instinct to figure out the meaning of a story. But in many other exchanges, the Journolisters clearly had another, more partisan goal in mind: to formulate the most effective talking points in order to defeat Palin and McCain and help elect Barack Obama president. The tone...
  • Did BP play a role in the release of a notorious terrorist? (Sen. Lautenberg and quid pro quo?)

    07/13/2010 12:11:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/13/10 | Brett Michael Dykes
    A U.S. lawmaker is calling on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to investigate whether BP influenced the release of Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey wants to know whether a quid pro quo led to the 2009 decision by U.K. and Scottish lawmakers to set the Libyan terrorist free. Megrahi was sentenced to life in prison in 2001, but released last year when doctors said he had only three months to live before dying of cancer. A doctor now says he could live a decade, according to the Associated...
  • CBS Host Admits Levi Johnston Apology 'Highly Under-Reported' [Gee, ya think...?]

    07/09/2010 9:13:30 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/09/10 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill confessed Levi Johnston's apology for making false statements about the Palin family was "highly under-reported." During the 'Early Wrap' segment, Hill told a panel of media pundits: "My favorite story of the week, which was highly that Levi Johnston came out and said....Some things he said about the Palin family were not true."It's interesting that Hill used the phrase "under-reported," when CBS did not cover Johnston's admission at all since he made the statement in a Tuesday interview with People Magazine. Meanwhile, the network, and the Early Show in particular,...
  • Magazine: Levi Johnston apologizes to Palins

    07/06/2010 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2010
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Levi Johnston has acknowledged telling lies about Sarah Palin and her family after splitting with the former Alaska governor's daughter last year. The 20-year-old tells People magazine in an online story posted Tuesday that since his untrue statements were made in public, "I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
  • Democrats Dig Harder Than Ever for GOP Dirt

    07/07/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | Philip Rucker
    The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money. In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims: -- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes. -- That David Harmer of...