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  • Create-your-own NYC Air Force One flyover photo ... we did (NY Daily News)

    04/29/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 57 replies · 3,011+ views ^ | 4/29/2009 | Owen Moritz
    Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary. Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop? You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation. The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with a F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars. In comparison, the latest...
  • Globies plan own wake, call it a rally

    04/24/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/09 | Howie Carr
    To all you silly-billies at the Globe - enough already with the groveling. Self-pity is not good box office. Stop weeping into your brandy Alexanders and start looking for a job - a real job. And no, I won’t be at your “Solidarity” rally today at Faneuil Hall. But I can imagine the signs - “In Barney Frank We Trust,” “Viva Fidel, Hugo y Teddy!” and of course, “Hands Off My Trust Fund.” Outside, bowtied bumkissers will be chanting in unison, “Hey hey ho ho, Globe-a-phobia’s got to go.” The Globe union is running buses up from Morrissey Boulevard, a...
  • BMI's Gainor Tells House Subcommittee Liberal Bias Has Hurt Newspapers

    04/23/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1,660+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2009 | Matthew Philbin
    On April 21, the Business and Media Institute's Dan Gainor testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Courts and Competition Policy in a hearing on "A New Age for Newspapers." As MRC's Tim Graham wrote on April 22, the hearing was spurred by the steady drumbeat of newspaper closings around the country, and calls from some Democrat lawmakers to bail out and subsidize the newspaper business. While others testified on newsprint business models and the impact of the Internet, Gainor's statement to the subcommittee highlighted liberal bias as a major factor in the industry's decline. "The concept of a journalist as...
  • Troop Support for Obama in Iraq was Staged

    04/13/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT · by big black dog · 21 replies · 1,701+ views
    Now, this has occurred before with Bill Clinton, and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush - the issue is how the MSM spins this and how it will report one way if you are affiliated with one party versus the other way when you have the “scarlet” R next to your name. From Flopping Aces: “Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday. Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did...
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video

    02/21/2009 1:49:46 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 409+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 21, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video Many have wondered if the BBC had a pro-Palestinian bias in their reporting. This has now been confirmed. Over 400 of their staff have signed a protest petition because they failed to air a video that the corporation deemed to be too biased in favor of Palestinians. That must have been one very biased news video. Hat tip to Axis of Right.
  • Liberal Blogosphere Duped By 3-Year-Old 'Gaza Bombing Video'

    01/06/2009 7:46:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,006+ views ^ | January 5, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Just how badly do many liberal bloggers want to depict Israelis as heartless killers and Hamas as poor defenseless victims? On Sunday, a more than three year old video of an accidental munitions truck explosion at a Palestinian rally in September 2005 was spread around the liberal blogosphere as footage of an Israeli attack on Gaza on January 3, 2009. Two prominent leftwing websites -- Raw Story and Democratic Underground -- displayed this video for hours before a poster at Reddit exposed the hoax (h/t NBer Blazer). A gruesome propaganda video uploaded to LiveLeak that purported to show the aftermath...
  • News Media Shows Slanted Facts Rather Than Truth About Gaza War

    01/05/2009 2:58:16 PM PST · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Koenig International News ^ | 1/5/08 | Bill Koenig
    The Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are expert at manipulating the news media to their point of view. Already, the top media outlets have filled television screens with human interest stories of Palestinian women and children being blown to bits by the overpowering and relentless Israeli Defense Forces. Story after story appears with frantic Palestinian women crying out that their lives are disrupted by these terrible bombing raids, that there is no food to feed their families, that their husbands are missing. And while they are talking, there is chaos in the background of bombed out buildings and B-roll of children...
  • Gaza War Videos You Won't See on Mainstream Media

    12/30/2008 8:42:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 1,544+ views
    PMW/Sderot Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/30/08 | Yidwithlid
    The MSM is busily showing video clips of the damage in Gaza many of them falsified. Palestinian Media Watch has reported this example: A Palestinian journalist has complained that the media and others are manipulating the images going out to the world "A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going...
  • Paparazzi Photog Gets a 'Pec-tacular' Obama Shot

    12/24/2008 9:32:05 AM PST · by marthemaria · 33 replies · 2,280+ views
    More than a dozen photographs of a bathing suit-clad President-elect Barack Obama surfaced online Monday showing the shirtless Chicagoan accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters on the white-sand beach in front of their vacation home. Reporters, photographers and television camera operators traveling with the Obamas have been banned by the Secret Service from approaching the oceanfront estate in nearby Kailua where the family is vacationing. But an enterprising paparazzi photographer wearing a Hawaiian shirt apparently strolled along the beach, saw the Obamas, took out his long-lens camera and started shooting. The photographer was less than 200...
  • North Korea presents more "evidence" of recovered Kim

    12/18/2008 8:07:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 808+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/16/08
    North Korea presents more "evidence" of recovered Kim Tue Dec 16, 9:37 pm ET SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign to prove leader Kim Jong-il is well and in control by showing him looking at an electronic copy of a newspaper dated Tuesday in a series of photos released through its official media. U.S. and South Korean officials have said Kim, 66, suffered a stroke in August, raising questions about leadership in Asia's only communist dynasty and who was making decisions about the North's nuclear program. Despite re-emerging in early October in official media reports about making...
  • Election Night: Whiteboards Out, Holograms In

    11/06/2008 8:08:18 AM PST · by outfield · 56 replies · 2,561+ views
    TIME ^ | 11/5/08 | James Poniewozik
    The mind reels at how news organizations might employ this technology in the future. Will we see holograms of reporters standing outside in hurricanes?
  • Dirty Astroturf at Republican Rallys

    10/10/2008 2:54:38 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 9 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 10-10-08 | Muny Dews
    What is political astroturf? When a political movement portrays itself to be grass-roots, and later we find out it was actually planned and coordinated by a political party or candidate. This is usually done in support of the cause or candidate behind the astroturf effort. The Republicans are now being attacked by a new type of fake grass: dirty atstroturf. Democratic activists are infiltrating Republican rallys pretending to be Republican grass-roots supporters. The Democratic activist's goal? Discredit Republican grass-roots supporters. Their tactic has been to yell vile statements about Democratic candidates, hoping it would smear Republican grass-roots supporters. So far,...
  • Indecent Wire Service Pictures of Sarah Palin

    10/09/2008 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WilliamReading · 72 replies · 5,703+ views
    Are these decent pictures of Gov. Sarah Palin published by Reuters and Associated Press?
  • Photo Ops in Politics

    09/29/2008 2:06:32 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 286+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 29, 2008 | Irene Warren
    Photo Ops in Politics by: Irene Warren, September 29, 2008 Big-name news celebrities shared center stage at the Brookings Institution recently to host an exclusive presentation with Kiku Adatto, author of Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op, as they explored photo expressions and addressed the problems with photo ops in politics, William A. Galston, with the Brookings Institution, explained. “The event is part of the Governing Ideas series,” Galston noted, “it is intended to broaden the discussion of governance issues through forums on timely and relevant books on history, culture, legal norms and practices, and also...
  • Believe It Or Not : Weird Animals Among Us

    09/27/2008 6:49:06 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 99 replies · 10,127+ views
    27 Sep 2008 | Vanity
    Weird animals defy science: Strange But True?
  • Atlantic Mag: McCain Slandering Photographer Fired by Her Own Rep Agency

    09/18/2008 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 404+ views ^ | 09/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jeffery Goldberg from The Atlantic Magazine is reporting that underhanded, leftist photographer Jill Greenberg has just been let go by her Representing Agency, the Vaughan Hannigan photo agency. This is a perfect example of a lesson of consequences. When Greenberg admitted that she lied and tricked John McCain so that she could manipulate his image to slander him and did so in the employ of The Atlantic Magazine, she lost any future work with that magazine for her unprofessional behavior. And now, more consequences have come her way. No one is, of course, saying that Jill Greenberg isn't allowed to...
  • Exploit and Click

    09/17/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Jim Lewis
    The fuss over Jill Greenberg's photography.--- The Atlantic offered an apology to John McCain this week after the photographer for the October cover, Jill Greenberg, posted doctored pictures of the Republican nominee on her personal Web site. It also emerged that Greenberg, a fierce anti-Republican, had photographed McCain for the magazine while he stood over a deliberately unflattering green light. In 2006, Jim Lewis discussed whether "the photographer who makes kids cry" unfairly exploits her subjects. The article is reprinted below.
  • Palinmania: Google Statistics Show 22,300,000 Pages When You Search "Sarah Palin."

    09/10/2008 10:14:12 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 5 replies · 240+ views
    Google ^ | 9-10-08 | Google Search
    The following statistics are found when searching for "Sarah Palin." - 22,300,000 search - 3,090,000 images on google image pages - 125,386 news articles on google news - 24,337 items for sale in google shopping - 12,000 videos on youtube/google - 67,100 hits in google groups - 426,200 blog pages on google - Google Trends shows the massive interest in graphical way:
  • But of course: CNN entertainment “reporter” duped by Palin bikini photoshop

    09/08/2008 9:43:20 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 46 replies · 4,799+ views
    We’ve now reached the point where gossip sites are forced to debunk rumors being circulated uncritically by the mainstream media. Keep updating, Charlie. No rest for the weary. KURTZ: But if it’s a “Lifetime Movie of the Week,” Lola, then it seems to me that it’s a very mixed picture from the point of view of a ticket that is trying to get, you know, John McCain and Sarah Palin elected president and vice president of the United States. In other words, it’s great to be a celebrity, and she’ll get a book deal out of it and maybe her...