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  • Drive-Bys Who Condemned Bush for "Hubris" Celebrate Obama's "Victory Lap"

    04/02/2014 6:57:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Go to the sound bites coming next and you'll hear them: They think they've turned the corner. Like on April 15th, everybody's gonna file their taxes. Is Obama gonna do a Rose Garden ceremony to talk about how persuasive he's been and how many people love the income tax? "My God, look at this, folks! Look at how many have complied this year. Look how many people love the income tax, and the income tax is making our country and a transfer of wealth possible. Look at how many millions and millions and millions of people file...
  • CBS News Spills Beans, Whitehouse Press Briefings are staged and rehearsed, Cover-up being attempted

    03/20/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 89 replies
    Both The Weekly Standard and AUN-TV ^ | 3-20-2013 | Daniel Harper + Dana Allen
    Hi, The Weekly Standard put up a article about how a AZ CBS reporter confessed that Jay Carney and key people in the DC Press meet before briefings and he gets the questions and gives them the answers. Its all a charade in the televised Briefings. We suspected that, but now we know the details on how it is rigged. Nevada's biggest Obama fan Jon Ralston was even offended to find out how contrived it is. Now for the cover-up. The video has been blacked out on YouTube. Both Carney and the reporter are denying what she said on air....
  • ´My mistake and I own up to it´ Phoenix reporter reverses course, says White House Press

    03/20/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/20/14 | David Martosko
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied on Thursday a television news reporter´s day-old claim that reporters often ´provide the questions to him in advance,´ before his daily briefings, and that he sometimes provides answers on paper before taking the podium. WIthin hours, the Phoenix reporter at the center of a quick-drying controversy admitted she got the whole thing wrong. Phoenix news anchor Catherine Anaya reported Wednesday night on KPHO-TV5 that in an ´off the record´ meeting, Carney had told a handful of local TV reporters that White House correspondents often tell him before daily briefings what they´ll be asking.
  • Ezra Klein: 'There Still Might Be' a JournoList

    02/07/2014 11:04:29 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 2-7-2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    <p>Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon take Ezra Klein for a spin in the latest edition of RealClearPolitics' "Morning Commute." The duo has posted several clips of their interview with Klein, but one this morning is particularly strange. They ask Klein about JournoList, the email group Klein ran several years ago that often served to coordinate coverage among left-leaning members of the media. Does such a group still exists, Cannon wonders?</p>
  • Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

    Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate. "Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.
  • Dems Want Networks To Manipulate Climate Coverage Like BBC

    01/16/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Senate Democrats want TV networks to promote climate-change hysteria and follow the lead of Britain's state broadcasting company, which sent its top executives to a green propaganda training seminar. The mainstream media, long a house organ for Democrats, are about to come under pressure by Senate Democrats led by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who are gathering signatures from colleagues on a letter to the networks telling them they're ignoring global warming, according to a report in the National Journal. They are seeking to impose sort of a climate change "fairness doctrine" designed to ignore...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/22/2013 10:14:53 AM PST · by gooblah · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 november 2013 | Ben shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative:
  • The myths of Obamacare's 'failure' (Major BARF alert)

    11/19/2013 8:07:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles TImes ^ | 11/18/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    Attacks on the Affordable Care Act have stepped up over the last week or so. You'd think that the healthcare reform known as Obamacare is leading to the wholesale loss of affordable insurance by huge sectors of the American public, many of whom will be impoverished by being forced into low-quality health plans at exorbitant prices. You'd think the entire reform is on "life support," as the usually judicious National Journal put it today, speculating that Democrats may soon start calling for its repeal. Don't buy the hype. The numbers tell an entirely different story. What they also demonstrate is...
  • Inept techies and sneaky insurers are the bane of Obamacare

    10/31/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | By David Horsey-Wanker
    ... Obama did not lie, but neither did he acknowledge the possibility that insurance companies might pull out the rug from under their own satisfied policyholders. Liberal criticism of the healthcare law as it was being written in 2009 centered on the fact that it left insurance companies as the powerful middlemen at the center of healthcare delivery in the United States. Obama and the authors of the law rejected the liberal critique because they saw no way to win passage of healthcare reform unless they could turn the insurance lobby into an ally, instead of an adversary. Obama made...
  • Ted Cruz's father equates 'liberal media' to communist propaganda ministries

    10/19/2013 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Octobe 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that the "liberal media" in the U.S. has an "evil agenda" that reminds him of the “ministry of misinformation” in communist countries like Cuba. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz said that the media was interested in "destroying what this country is all about.” “In your previous segment you were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The very same thing, the ministry...
  • Islamic Terror in Kenya? Not According to the BBC

    09/23/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/21/2013 | Zombie
    While a horrified world watches the images coming out of Kenya in the aftermath of the massacre at a Nairobi mall perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists, another less bloody but just as morally reprehensible atrocity unfolded online: the sickeningly biased coverage of the attack produced by some mainstream media outlets determined to provide cover for the jihadists. The BBC’s lead story this afternoon was almost a study in journalistic malfeasance: an archetypal example of how left-leaning Western journalists will violate their own consciences — and the basic principles of reporting — in their relentless quest to hide the truth. Such bias...
  • 15 Journalists Have Joined Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/13 | John Nolte
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel's decision to join the Obama administration is just the latest example of a new trend among mainstream media journalists who are making it official by officially joining the Obama administration. Stengel, who is joining the State Department, is just one of 15 (or 19) who have given up a career in journalism to join Obama's crusade to fundamentally transform America:
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos Hits Back at Rand Paul for Suggesting He Colluded with Obama

    08/15/2013 7:04:04 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 15th, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking with Laura Ingraham this afternoon, George Stephanopoulos addressed Republican Sen. Rand Paul‘s suggestion that the ABC host purposely aided the Obama White House in driving the “war on women” narrative of 2012. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera last week, Sen. Paul asserted that Stephanopoulos’ “obscure” question about contraception during a GOP debate might hint that the newsman colluded with the Obama campaign to generate the resultant “war on women” narrative.
  • Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    07/20/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 228 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/2013
    Helen Thomas, whose career covering the White House dated back to the Kennedy administration, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club announced in an email to members on Saturday. Thomas was the the first woman to join the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's historic press group. Present at the press briefings of ten consecutive presidential administrations, Thomas's career in journalism ended in 2010 after controversial remarks she made about Israeli Jews were caught on camera. "Former...
  • JournoList: 173 Names Confirmed w/ Organizations (FR Exclusive)

    06/21/2013 7:30:53 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 53 replies
    06/21/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Larry Bartels - The American Prospect, Salon, Princeton University Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked...
  • The Journolist Is Archive Is Wonk Crack

    06/21/2013 4:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 21, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    The archive of Journolist has been released to Gawker by the hacker Guccifer, and it presents a terrible dilemma for anyone connected to the Washington reporter scene from 2007ish to 2009, when it was revealed that some people made fun of Sarah Palin on the secret reporter listserv. As Gawker's Hamilton Nolan explains, it forced some reporters to publicly apologize, stirred up conservative outrage, and Dave Weigel left The Washington Post in the aftermath, only to be hired by Slate. The listserv caused problems for a few people who were on it. But now that the whole thing is public,...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • JournoList’s IRS Angle Begins to Gel

    05/22/2013 8:38:50 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 5-22-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Late Tuesday we reported that several lefty bloggers known to be very close to the Obama White House were in fact meeting in the White House. The meeting came a day ahead of hearings in which IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refused to testify to the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Lerner even refused to testify about her own previous statements on the IRS abuse scandal. Today, we may be seeing the results of that Tuesday afternoon confab at the White House. Josh Marshall (10:15a.m.): Lerner Must Go http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/05/she_has_to_go.php … Ezra Klein...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'

    05/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies
    CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again' "Our house is on fire." Daniel Halper May 11, 2013 12:09 PM CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again." "Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of nowthisnews.com. "These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. "Let me take the first arrow:...
  • Coming Up Short On Dr. Gosnell

    04/17/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell -- as close to a demonic presence as anything this country will ever see -- was almost a month old when the network blackout finally ended. CNN broke its silence, as did CBS. National newspapers sent reporters to the trial for the first time. They started covering it only because of a national outrage that they would so deliberately withhold this horror story from the public -- for political reasons. Kirsten Powers in USA Today insisted: "This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop...
  • Progressive journos hang with Obama: Anything wrong with that?

    12/09/2012 9:04:48 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Now that’s compliance for you. The blackout from these “influential progressives” – as the White House so boosterishly calls them — raises an historic prospect. Could this be the first White House meeting with journalists in which more information about the proceedings came from the White House than from the journalists? After all, the White House did at least issue this statement: “This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction.”
  • WHAT MEDIA BIAS?NATIONWIDE RALLY SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th at a NEWS STUDIO NEAR YOU!

    10/16/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT · by vivabushchick · 12 replies
    politichicks ^ | PolitiChicks
    WHAT MEDIA BIAS? NATIONWIDE RALLY SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th at a NEWS STUDIO NEAR YOU! http://politichicks.tv/column/nationwide-rage-against-the-media/ Please try to attend this rally OCTOBER 20th. If you can't attend I suggest you tape your rage and upload it to YouTube on October 20. We need to send a clear message that we have had enough, that we deserve better and that we know they are in bed with the White House "Crap Weasels". Lots of suggestions on the Los Angeles Facebook page. Los Angeles, https://www.facebook.com/groups/437279762974273/
  • Bozell, Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Media: 'You Are Rigging This Election'

    09/25/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/25/12 | Bozzell
    This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda.  To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome.  In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election. A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It...
  • The silent majority vs the liberal media

    09/24/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 4 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 23, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The election of 1972 was a contest between the liberal media and the silent majority. President Nixon won a landslide victory for re-election that year carrying every state in the union except Massachusetts by running against the elite liberal media which, in turn, did everything short of illegal activities to defeat him.The media exacted its revenge in 1973 with the Watergate witch-hunt which essentially overturned the election. The election of 1980 saw much the same dynamic with Ronald Reagan defeating the incumbent liberal President Jimmy Carter and his media lackeys. Vice President George Bush did it again in 1988 when...
  • Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well

    09/18/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Original Content | Sept 18, 2012 | By Laz A, Mataz
    Back in February, 2007, Ezra Klein created a private Google Group called JournOList (or J-List) for fellow leftwing journalists, in order that they may collude and create a united front, all on a similar message each day. This developed into a rather large scandal in March of 2009, when Politico (surprisingly, for it is decidedly left-of-center) revealed the group and its intent.Once the group was identified, and several examples of collusion were noted, the group disbanded. However, who among us believes that the collusion stopped there?Let us review a recent posting on WonkBlog, a division of the Washington Post and...
  • Propaganda Update: TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their Top Shows

    09/17/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    Abby Goodnough of the New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).
  • New York Times Sent Unpublished Columns to the Obama Administration for Vetting

    09/15/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    The New York Times is developing a bad habit of sending its columns to the Obama administration for approval. Daniel Harper at the Weekly Standard reported yesterday on a no-no committed by then-contributing Times columnist Peter Orszag, former director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget and an Obama-care booster in an October 20, 2010 column, "Malpractice Methodology." Halper wrote in part: The latest Bob Woodward books reveals that Peter Orszag, at the time a columnist for the New York Times, sent a draft of an article to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for review and comments before publishing....
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Stumbleupon.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • Virtually Every Major News Organization Allows The News To Be Censored By Government Officials

    07/26/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 7/25/2012 | N/A
    The New York Times Admits That Virtually Every Major News Organization Allows The News To Be Censored By Government Officials In one of the most shocking articles that the New York Times has ever put out, a New York Times reporter has openly admitted that virtually every major mainstream news organization allows government bureaucrats and campaign officials to censor their stories. For example, almost every major news organization in the country has agreed to submit virtually all quotes from anyone involved in the Obama campaign or the Romney campaign to gatekeepers for "quote approval" before they will be published....
  • NYT: Journalism Is Dead — For Now

    07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer
    The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning. .... What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning...
  • Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

    03/01/2012 8:32:27 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 81 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Examiner.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    As news broke this morning of the tragic death of Conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, liberals celebrated the news on Twitter. The most influencial tweet came from Slate's Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), who tweeted: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."
  • Saul Alinsky takes note, of Rick Santorum Thursday 12/22

    Good news. The media communist propaganda wing, has taken note of Rick Santorum's candidacy. "First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you." "Then you win." -- Gandhi
  • Progressive Media Meeting With Obama (Journo-listers Today)

    12/19/2011 11:28:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12-19-11 | Salvatore
    From Jake Tapper’s Tweet: A group of progressive media stars meeting with POTUS at the WH -- @AriannaHuff, @WeGotEd, @EzraKlein, @KatrinaNation, @ChrisLHayes et al 1 hour ago via TweetDeck Progressive talking heads and journolisters meeting the President? Any guesses in the comments as to their meeting agenda? I’m sure the these transparent media folks will disclose this on their shows tonight or within their column inches soon.
  • MSNBC Likens Romney To The KKK For Saying "Keep America America"

    12/14/2011 1:49:42 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    RCP ^ | 12-14-11 | RCP
    MSNBC daytime anchor Thomas Roberts says Mitt Romney's "Keep America America" line pays homage to the Ku Klux Klan. The patriotic slogan, which is used in this video, was apparently used by the KKK in the early 1900s.
  • Bill Ayers Says One Thing, The Obama Campaign Says Another, and The Usual MSM Suspects Don’t Care

    11/29/2011 7:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | Nov 29th 2011 | John Nolte
    Today’s opening snark courtesy of Journolister Dave Weigel from his Slate perch: Big Government breaks the news that Bill Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama; well, this was broken by Ben Smith in 2007, but still. I call it a “snark” because the word “lie” feels a little harsh during this holiday season. However, it’s just a fact that Big Government didn’t position the piece as “breaking news” and as far as I can tell it wasn’t even a featured story. But you have to admire a guy like Weigel who poses as an objective journalist and yet sees...
  • Ezra Klein: From 'Journolist' To Liberal Activist

    11/29/2011 12:37:07 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 28 Nov 2011 | Editorial
    Media Bias: In the early days of the Gulf War, pundits marveled at the specter of Iraqi troops surrendering to journalists. Well, now it's even worse: Journalists are giving the Democratic Party its talking points. The Washington Post's 27-year-old star blogger Ezra Klein has been called "whiz kid," and "brat packer" and a "wunderkind." Now he's actually advising Democratic chiefs of staff, briefing them last week about the supercommittee in Congress, according to a report by Fishbowl-DC on MediaBistro.com. That means the relatively novel idea that bloggers can be placed on an equal footing with reporters in congressional briefings has...
  • WaPo’s Ezra Should Have De-Kleined (Ezra Klein briefed Senate Dems on spinning Supercommittee)

    11/26/2011 9:56:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Media Bistro's Fishbowl DC ^ | November 23, 2011 | Betsy Rothstein
    From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics. In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism ethics, Klein spoke to a group of Senate Democratic Chiefs of Staff last Friday about the Supercommittee, just days before the Committee announced its failing. “It was kind of weird,” said a longtime Senate Democratic aide, explaining that while people “enjoyed it” and gave it “positive reviews” this sort of thing is far from typical. A longtime Washington editor who deals...
  • Herman Cain's Secret Service Request Prompted by Journalist Skirmishes

    11/18/2011 9:47:24 AM PST · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/18/11 | Erik Hayden
    Herman Cain, who's security team manhandled multiple reporters recently, became the first GOP candidate to receive Secret Service protection in this election cycle--and Cain's spokesman, J.D. Gordon said skirmishes with journalists prompted the decision, The Washington Post reported. "Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said Thursday night that the campaign asked for the protection after The Washington Post posted an article online that morning detailing a series of physical skirmishes involving journalists at Cain rallies."
  • MSNBCPOLITICO: A commanding presence for Politico on the left’s favorite cable news channel

    11/14/2011 3:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Has MSNBC opened a bureau in Arlington, Virginia?Watch the assertively liberal cable news channel on an average day, and you’re likely to see someone from Politico appearing on-screen with the publication’s newsroom and logo in the background — perhaps on multiple occasions.An analysis of one week of MSNBC’s broadcasts, starting at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7 and ending Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12 p.m., identified at least 24 appearances by Politico reporters and editors. MSNBC has allotted regular segments to Politico during its broadcast day, including the “Political Playbook” segment on “Morning Joe” and the “Political Briefing” segment on “Andrea...
  • Journolist Redux?….The Herman Cain Witchhunt

    11/01/2011 7:06:04 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-01-11 | Curt
    The Herman Cain "sexual harrassment" story has a few interesting side stories. The biggest? Well, let's see....anyone remember Journolist? This nugget of a story from July 2010: Politico might be an online publication, a part of the New Media, but when it comes to corrupted, left-wing arrogance they make the Washington Post look somewhat honest … somewhat. Part of the reason I reserve a special place in my heart to store up a unique resentment for all things Politico is due to the very fact that they practice their dark arts online. Like a toxic virus they spread over...
  • FLASHBACK: Can Anthony Weiner Survive This Scandal? (POLITICO's Martin sticks-up for Weiner)

    10/31/2011 4:24:10 PM PDT · by bamahead · 20 replies
    Interesting YouTube video from the height of Weinergate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqBSFxGNMQ8 Martin suggests if Weiner 'hunkers down' and waits for the press to find the next story, he'd be just fine. He seems to give Weiner the benfit of doubt of guilt in the case he makes. Contrast that with the hemming/hawing answers he gave on the Cain story on Morning Joe today, assigning guilt and showing concern for protecting the 'sourcing'. http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/10/31/politicos-jonathan-martin-wont-divulge-details-of-cain-story/
  • All Three Networks Hype 'Bombshell Blast' Against Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 89 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 31, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    All three morning shows on Monday hyped a "bombshell blast" against Herman Cain, playing up a story in Politico charging the Republican presidential candidate with sexual harassment back in the 1990s. ABC's Good Morning America led with the allegations. Co-host George Stephanopoulos, whose former boss, Bill Clinton, repeatedly faced sexual harassment claims, touted, "And this morning, bombshell blast. Major allegations against front-runner Herman Cain. Two former female colleagues accuse him of sexual harassment." CBS's Early Show ...Crawford also connected the allegations, linking, "...This reminds me of similar allegations that were levied just 20 years ago against Justice Clarence Thomas who,...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • R.I.P., America’s liberal-media elite (self-inflicted wounds kill their 'message'/agenda)

    10/19/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/11 | Jon Friedman - MarketWatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Someday, cultural historians will look back on the early 21st century and speculate about what killed the credibility of America’s so-called liberal-media elite. They will ask, Were the wounds self-inflicted or the product of a methodical plot? Make no mistake about it. We did this to ourselves. As a card-carrying member of the leftist media near-elite — alas, I’m not nearly rich or famous enough to be regarded as a 100% elitist — it pains me to see my brethren sinking like the sun in the west. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve...
  • Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message

    10/16/2011 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear.
  • Why In God’s Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)

    10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 6, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in God’s name the Republican candidates would bother giving press and air time to a bunch of liberals asking snide questions down their noses to the GOP about issues not one person cares about.After that debate it convinced me the GOP candidates should be more discerning in their debates. And now, as Ben Domenech notes and I too can confirm, I think the candidates should boycott the Washington Post Bloomberg debate on October 11th. The debate is billed by the Washington Post as “exclusively” about the economy. I had relished them having this...
  • Obama’s Enablers: Meet the mainstream media.

    09/01/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/5/11 | Fred Barnes
    As a rule, the press is the scourge of presidents. They’re expected to endure unending scrutiny, mistrust, and badgering—plus hostility if they’re Republicans—by a hectoring herd of reporters and commentators in the mainstream media. But there’s an exception to the rule: President Obama. It’s counterintuitive, but Obama has been hurt by the media’s leniency. Both his presidency and reelection prospects have suffered. He’s grown lazy and complacent. The media have encouraged him to believe his speeches are irresistible political catnip, though they aren’t. His overreliance on words hasn’t helped. The kind of media pressure that can cause a president to...
  • Journolist: The Bias Continues

    08/31/2011 11:36:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | August 30, 2011 | Melissa Clouthier
    I’m seeing so much biased bullcrap coming out of Politico these days, I thought it might be useful to revisit Journolist — the listserve of liberal journalists and leftist thinkers who work together to form a narrative and push it into the mainstream media. The ultimate goals: 1) Make conservatives look stupid and 2) help President Obama or the liberal du jour look fabulous. Read background here. If you think their coordinated efforts are a thing of the past, think again. On Twitter, it’s very easy to follow the Genesis of a liberal meme and to see that coordination is...