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  • Andrew McCabe “SET UP” Trump White House - STARTED The Fake News ‘Obstruction Of Justice” Charge

    01/31/2018 6:40:26 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-31-2018
    A new book on the media’s relationship with the Trump White House has revealed a FBI operation to specifically set up a senior member of the Trump administration in a move that eventually led to the original claims of obstruction of justice against the president.According to the book, “Media Madness,” by Howard Kurtz, then deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe called White House chief of staff Reince Priebus shortly after the release of a fake news report in the New York Times to ask to speak to him privately, telling him that “everything” in the article was “bullsh*t” and not to...
  • New Book: McCabe Initiated White House Meeting That Led To Leak

    01/29/2018 7:54:16 AM PST · by Steven W. · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/29/2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    The FBI’s top brass initiated conversations with a White House official that were quickly leaked to CNN, according to a new book. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked to speak privately with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus following a February 2017 intelligence briefing. The scene is described in “Media Madness,” Howard Kurtz’s new book on the press and its relationship with the Trump administration. McCabe said he asked for the meeting to tell Priebus that “everything” in a New York Times story ... was “bullsh-t.” ... McCabe claimed to want Priebus to know the FBI’s perspective that this...
  • How "Trump Trauma" Is Crippling the News Media

    01/23/2018 10:30:58 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz argues that press misjudgment has upended coverage of the White House and boosted the president's agenda in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, 'Media Madness.' On Jan. 8, 2017, days before Donald Trump was to assume the crushing burdens of the presidency, he faced a very different kind of problem: Meryl Streep. The iconic actress slammed him in her speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, attacking him for, among other things, having allegedly mocked a disabled New York Times reporter during the campaign. The next morning, Hope Hicks,...
  • Hell freezes over: Media start admitting that Trump's first year isn't a flop

    12/21/2017 5:56:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Howard Kurtz
    I have sensed for weeks now that some in the media were on the verge of rolling out a contrary take on President Trump’s first year in office. And in the wake of yesterday’s final passage of massive tax cuts, that moment has arrived. The dominant media narrative, of course, is that Trump hasn’t gotten much done, that he’s in over his head, that he doesn’t understand government, that he keeps picking petty fights rather than winning big battles. But the thing about the pundits is that they get tired of pushing the same line, week after week, month after...
  • Media celebrate Moore loss, blame Trump, but did party dodge a bullet?

    12/14/2017 6:37:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017-12-17 | Howard Kurtz
    It’s not much of an overstatement to say that the media are enjoying the Alabama upset. It is, among other things, a great story, one that feels as much like a cultural moment, coming in the midst of a fierce national debate over sexual harassment, as a political verdict. And there was the late-night drama of Doug Jones surging past Roy Moore in the final hour of vote-counting, producing a Democratic victory that once might have been hard to imagine. And before we get into the finger-pointing, these elements were overshadowed during the raucous campaign: Jones outspent Moore 10 to...
  • Liberals Freak as MSNBC Hires NYT Columnist Bret Stephens, Who Says He's 'A Contrarian'

    06/29/2017 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 29, 2017 | Randy Hall
    n what appeared to be a rare display of actual diversity, MSNBC and NBC News have signed New York Times columnist Bret Stephens while betting that increasing the diversity of voices on their airwaves will ultimately lead to a better news and analysis product. The news was announced on Wednesday, June 28, and later confirmed by the company even though the Times had hired Stephens as an op-ed columnist back in April, which led to complaints that the liberal “Grey Lady” was “sullying its reputation as a purveyor of truth and facts.” According to an article by The Hollywood Reporter's Jeremy Barr: “Stephens is a...
  • Howie Kurtz Admits Bill Clinton Blamed the Oklahoma City Bombing on Me

    06/17/2016 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab audio sound bite one and just number one for right now. I saw this sound bite on the roster today. I said, "This may be the first time in..." What? This is 1993, or '94, whenever the Oklahoma City bombing was. "This is the first time I've seen the Drive-By Media admit this in whatever number, 20-some-odd years." It happened yesterday afternoon the Fox Business Network's The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan. That's the name of the show, and she was speaking with the Media Buzz, the media analyst expert at Fox News, Howard Kurtz about...
  • Internal poll for Bush PAC shows much tighter SC race: Trump 26, Cruz 24, Jeb 12...

    02/14/2016 5:07:18 PM PST · by TBBT · 117 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/14/16 | Howard Kurtz
    Internal poll for Bush PAC shows much tighter SC race: Trump 26, Cruz 24, Jeb 12, Rubio 11--while public surveys give Trump a huge lead
  • ‘You were TERRIBLE!’ – Donald Trump CONFRONTS Howard Kurtz, saying he’s BIASED

    12/20/2015 1:44:17 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 40 replies
    The Donald talked to Fox News’ Howard Kurtz this morning about how he wants to shut down the internet for people in ISIS by eliciting the help of the people who invented the internet, and then confronted Howard Kurtz, calling him “terrible” when he was on Megyn Kelly.
  • Megan Kelly slams NY Times over hit piece on Melania Trump

    10/02/2015 8:27:13 PM PDT · by glabbe · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2015 | Kelly File
    Megan Kelly did a segment on Friday with Chris Stirewalt and Howard Kurtz where they blasted an article by the NY Time on Melania Trump. The consensus was that the article was condescending and would have never been done on a democrat. They also agreed that Melania had done nothing to deserve such treatment.
  • Trump's massive media blitz [Fox Trump Hit piece - Video]

    08/16/2015 8:59:14 PM PDT · by Fhios · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/2015 | Howard Kurtz
    Please watch this video. It's short enough, but you'll see some masterful anti-trump propaganda.
  • I don't need liberal Howard Kurtz... (Mark Levin)

    08/10/2015 7:08:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 23 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 8/10/15 | Mark Levin
    I don't need liberal Howard Kurtz, formerly of the Washington Post, telling me or you why we criticize his network's handling of the Republican debate. He's on their payroll. I am not. His comments are self-serving. I've explained in plain English my assessment on my own radio show and elsewhere. And I am not a Trump supporter as I've not declared for anyone. But I have been a Fox supporter. Nor is this about what Democrats or liberal news outlets would say or do. Argument by innuendo and distraction is a typical but flawed tactic. Kurtz doesn't know me or...
  • Megyn Kelly Dismisses Debate Criticisms: ‘If You Can’t Get Past Me How Are you Gonna Handle Putin?'

    08/09/2015 9:46:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/08/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly opened up for the first time this morning about all the criticism she and Fox have gotten about last week’s Republican debate, talking with MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz. And, basically, she took the high road, not necessarily singling out Trump but instead defending her tough questions and saying, “If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin.” She explained that the goal was, for every candidate, to “drill down to their most vulnerable areas and then give them a chance to explain them” because these same things will most definitely resurface in...
  • Why are the media whacking Mike Huckabee—Unless he’s a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:47:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if he’s just an asterisk? The answer is that the former Arkansas governor and ex-Fox News contributor will matter, at least in the early states. And beyond that, some conservatives have a visceral dislike for the guy—and especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.
  • Why are the media whacking Mike Huckabee—Unless he’s a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:52:42 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if he’s just an asterisk? The answer is that the former Arkansas governor and ex-Fox News contributor will matter, at least in the early states. And beyond that, some conservatives have a visceral dislike for the guy—and especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • O’Reilly Rips ‘Pathetic Ideological Loons’ at MSNBC for Ebola ‘Racism’ Attacks

    10/17/2014 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly spent a significant part of his first segment tonight decrying the “racism” accusations being thrown by some MSNBC commentators amidst nationwide Ebola panic. O’Reilly did not directly call out MSNBC in his Talking Points Memo, but it was very clearly aimed at them, since he had teased the segment with a clip of Alex Wagner saying some Republican comments on Ebola, including calling for a travel ban is “not even thinly-veiled racism.” And that wasn’t the first time someone on MSNBC had invoked racism in talking about a travel ban; a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show did so...
  • 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 Salon.com 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...
  • Fox News’ ‘Media Buzz’ Discusses Sharyl Attkisson’s Resignation From CBS,

    03/16/2014 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 16, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News after 20 years with the network, expressing frustration at being unable to get her stories on air. Following Attkisson’s resignation, the folks at Fox News’ “Media Buzz” expressed dissatisfaction at the state of journalism in America’s newsrooms and the culture of liberal bias that exists. Appearing on the program on Sunday March 16th, the entire panel acknowledged the disturbing trend of journalists putting their politics above journalism with host Howard Kurtz observing that Attkisson felt it “was almost impossible to get these tougher pieces on the air.” As the segment began,...