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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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....
  • How Will Conservative Bloggers Attack MSM Once the Networks Start Hiring Them? ( self serving SOBs )

    03/16/2010 3:03:02 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 367+ views
    Newsweak ^ | March 16th | Eve Conant
    Prominent Redstate.com commentator Erick Erickson will join CNN, the network announced Tuesday, welcoming the "self-described ‘obsessive news junkie' " to their team. ........ The Gaggle and NEWSWEEK have been covering Erickson's work over the past few years with his steady rise to prominence in the blogosphere, and now beyond. It will be interesting to see how and if he'll attack the MSM—the mainstream media—now that he's officially joining it.
  • November 2nd, 1922. Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt. ( Washington Post )

    03/16/2010 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 800+ views
    Watts up with that? ^ | March 16th, 2008
    Roger Carr recently wrote in comments: HELP WANTED: I am trying to purchase (or plunder) a full copy of this story, mentioned here on this forum: A Washington, D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt. The article mentions "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared." The original source of the story resurfacing recently was...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • FTC has no business in media business ( Another free speech threat )

    10/07/2009 8:49:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 6th
    It all sounds so innocent and good-governmenty: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop Dec. 1 and 2 concerning "How will journalism survive the Internet age?" An assembly of editors, owners, government officials, consumer advocates, advertisers and others is scheduled to discuss a dozen topics. Three ought to make the hair stand up on the necks of every journalist and anybody else who cares about the survival of freedom of the press: » Are new or changed government policies needed to support optimal amounts and types of journalism, including public affairs coverage? » Should the tax code be modified...
  • What is the carbon crater of the newspaper industry ?

    09/26/2009 2:36:27 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 527+ views
    I heard reference to the carbon footprint of the meat industry on something...... I can't remember what. But it got me to thinking, the complicit progressive media even uses carbon footprint as a weapon against industries that they don't like. How about the press and the TV propagandists investigate their own hot air and see how much it damages the earth?
  • OPERATION Can You Hear Us Now - Targets Big Media!!! Save the date - 10/17/09

    09/15/2009 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Ibleedred · 94 replies · 6,284+ views
    Website - OperationCanYouHearUsNow.com ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Webmaster
    Obviously, the "main stream" media are hard of hearing and seeing. About 2 million mad-as-hell taxpayers assembling in Washington, D.C. for the largest-ever (most well-behaved ever, most respectful ever) protest did not make it onto their radar screens (or our TV screens). They need our help. Maybe we cannot repeat an assembly of 2 million mad-as-hell taxpaying patriots in one place, but surely those who longed to go and couldn't would love to be a part of Operation "Can You Hear Us Now?" I'll bet for every one patriot who went to D.C. there are 10-20 more who wished they...
  • Obama Adds another “News” Network to his Stable -- "A substantive sign of tyranny"

    06/17/2009 6:13:01 PM PDT · by GVnana · 41 replies · 1,463+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/17/2009 | Sher Zieve
    Reminiscent of Orwell’s book 1984, soon all television broadcasts may carry Dictator in Chief Barack Hussein Obama and his message all of the time. Joining NBC (the New Barack Channel), ABC (the All Barack Channel) will now begin broadcasting from the White House. We assume CBS (perhaps the Central Barack Station?) will follow its betters soon and announce that it too will officially become an Obama mouthpiece. By the way, no opposing viewpoints will be carried or allowed. ABC also plans to run a free-to-Obama campaign promoting the dictator’s healthcare plan. Does anyone at all remember the name Hugo Chavez?...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/05/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 5,937+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/5/2009 | Kyle Drennen
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...
  • Obama's war on prosperity : Liberal newspapers hardest hit

    06/13/2009 8:05:42 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 582+ views
    I found the silver lining here. :-)
  • IPTV needs to be the next step for conservative media

    05/08/2009 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 934+ views
    Let's face it folks, we have the liberal media on the ropes. Drive by newspapers are dying. liberal broadcasts are setting record lows. Liberal cable outlets are always claiming 2nd, 3rd, etc best to Fox. So what's the next step?
  • Watchdogs in Name Only

    04/23/2009 5:08:56 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 667+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | March 30th | Bernard Goldberg
    After Barack Obama won the election he realized that the economy was worse than he thought…so he had to lay off seventeen journalists. (Rim shot…thanks, I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.) The reason that even liberals get that joke is because, like most humor that works, it has an air of believability about it. How much of an air? Well, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press asked registered voters a simple question: “Who do most reporters want to see win?” Seventy percent answered “Barack Obama.” Seventy percent! (90% of Republicans said the media was...
  • Study: How newspapers have shifted public opinion toward gay marriage

    04/22/2009 3:12:19 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,576+ views
    On the media ^ | April 10th | Bob Garfield
    Two states have legalized same-sex marriage in the past two weeks, but when it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are still a minority. That minority is on an upward trajectory though and Scott Barclay, political scientist at the State University of New York at Albany, explains why: newspapers. In the last two weeks, two states have legalized same-sex marriage. First, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a law banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Then Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its legislature. When it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are...
  • Did the Times Spike a Story Showing ACORN-Obama Ties?

    04/03/2009 4:08:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 854+ views
    Slimes Watch ^ | March 31st | Clay Waters
    Did the Times spike a story linking the left-wing activist group ACORN to the Obama campaign? A Republican lawyer made that claim at a House hearing two weeks ago, claiming information from ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief. The Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper reported on Monday: A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”
  • Traditional TV Ad Revenue Predicted to Plunge (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/12/2009 10:16:44 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies · 751+ views
    World Screen ^ | March 11, 2009 | Kristin Brzoznowski
    Revenues from traditional television spot ads are expected to fall by 75 percent within 10 years, resulting in a market worth $13.1 billion in the U.S., according to analysis from Generator Research. In its report, "Television Advertising: An Irreversible Decline?," Generator predicts that only 25 percent of television advertising by 2019 will be the ad spot as we've come to know it. Rather, the future may lie in delivering three types of targeted ads over the Internet. The first would be delivered to Internet-enabled TV sets or set-top boxes. Generator expects this to account for 30 percent of all TV...
  • SF Chronicle May Fold

    02/25/2009 12:36:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 912+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 24th | John
    The collapse of the newspaper industry continues apace; now it's the San Francisco Chronicle that is likely to be sold or even closed down in a matter of months. This follows Sunday's bankruptcy filing by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, just two and a half years after investors paid more than $500 million for the company. We've known for a while that the newspaper industry is in desperate trouble, but it didn't occur to us until recently that it may be a leading indicator.