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  • Journolist Lives!…

    01/28/2011 9:03:32 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/27/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Home Gateway Pundit Journolist Lives!… Media Coordinates SOTU Response – Networks All Describe Lib Obama As “Reaganesque” Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:47 PM Don’t fool yourself… Journolist is alive and well. It was apparent this week after Obama’s SOTU Address that the state-run media is still coordinating their message to the American people. All three major networks described Obama’s confusing speech as being “Reaganesque.” They want so desperately for the failed socialist they helped elect to appear like the beloved Ronald Reagan.
  • Forgetting Sarah Palin: Should the press stop covering her?

    01/24/2011 6:12:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | January 24, 2011
    While the Washington Post's Dana Milbank calls for a moratorium on stories about the "over-covered" Palin, other journalists dismiss his ban as partisanship. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has vowed not to write about Sarah Palin in the month of February, and he's urging other commentators to join his moratorium. Milbank says "the media obsession" with Palin "began naturally and innocently enough, when the Alaska governor emerged as an electrifying presence on the Republican presidential ticket more than two years ago." But now that she's no longer a candidate or elected official, Milbank says, the "over-coverage" of Palin distorts her...
  • National media go ‘Journolist’ on Tucson shooter coverage

    01/11/2011 1:58:22 PM PST · by Crush · 9 replies
    The US Report ^ | 11 Jan 2010 | Kay Day
    Progressives are eternal seekers of blame, and the political class almost always looks to conservatives to cast blame. Unless of course the perpetrator can’t, even by loose criteria, be somehow aligned with conservative beliefs. Scribes had to reach deep, but most national media outlets jumped on the ‘Blame Sarah Palin’ bandwagon before the shooter’s name was even disclosed. One newspaper even quoted a staffer from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a once admired group whose existence now revolves around imaginary extremism in real gardens*. At some point on Sunday I asked myself if the WaPo blogger’s group Journolist was still...
  • Ezra Klein (and his newbie troll here) In The Cross-Hairs Of ZOT!

    12/31/2010 5:22:25 PM PST · by RyanC1384 · 59 replies
    Double Dutch Politics ^ | 12/31/2010 | Ryan Colpaart
    As we reported yesterday, Republicans plan to read aloud the Constitution of the United States when the 112th Congress kicks off on January 6th, 2011.  Many find this to be a political tactic, a gimmick of sorts.  Republicans are attempting to hold support from the Tea Party and are howling for Congress to follow the Constitution word for word.  A firm skeptic of this Republican stratagem is Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, one of the most astute minds when it comes to procedure within Congress and fiscal concerns. Yesterday he appeared for an interview with MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell to discuss the matter:Returning To...
  • America's Mainstream Media Bias & Campaign for Democrats Vs. UK media

    12/28/2010 9:03:23 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 3 replies
    UK media U.S. political reporting U.S. media attacking anyone that could challenge they're party with a cue from (I AM SURE, The Axelrod machine currently on record; as out of the WH campaigning for Obama.)
  • Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

    12/12/2010 5:57:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 288 replies · 38+ views
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin traveled to Haiti this weekend as a guest of the Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse to spotlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and cholera-stricken Caribbean (half an) island nation. Instead she has found herself embroiled in a scandal, accused of bringing a hair stylist on the trip to make herself look good for the cameras and "photo-ops.".The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan's Purse...
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video: Fox News Colleagues Mocking Sarah Palin

    11/16/2010 11:48:26 AM PST · by onyx · 276 replies
    THE OTHER MCCAIN ^ | November 16, 2010 | THE OTHER MCCAIN
    Fox News pays Sarah Palin as a contributor to their network. And apparently to be “fair and balanced,” they also pay Judith Miller and Liz Trotta to make fun of Sarah Palin: LINK TO THE VIDEOUPDATE: Here’s what was said: LIZ TROTTA: “Alessandra Stanley [of the New York Times] had the best line [in her Nov. 11 review]. She said the new [Palin TLC] show was like ‘The Sound of Music’ without the Nazis, without the romance and without the music.” JUDITH MILLER (laughing): ”Oh, the Washington Post hated it, too . . . [Post TV critic Hank Steuver] said...
  • Obama's Indonesian gay nanny and other things from his past

    11/09/2010 11:39:37 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2010 | Matt DeLong
    With Obama visiting Indonesia today, the New York Times has a story that is just chock-full of interesting tidbits about Obama's time living there as a child in the late 1960s. For example, the Times reports that back then Obama was "chubby" and that some of the locals referred to him as "the boy who walks like a duck." Then, of course, there's this: His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia's relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called...
  • Is The Media Ready To Go Straight?

    11/01/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 30 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 11/01/10 | CaroleL
    With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
  • The Great Divider — or ‘Elections Have Consequences’

    10/26/2010 2:48:58 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Medi ^ | October 26, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Great Divider — or ‘Elections Have Consequences’ Pillars of Sand The faux-Greek columns of 2008 have turned into pillars of sand, as the president’s Gallup ratings hit 43-2%, and his congressional majorities are on the verge of melting away—just two years after grand talk of a 50-year liberal regnum.* Obama has turned manic in his efforts to save his sinking presidency. Every divisive tactic has been tried — and yet so far found wanting. We have gone through, in creepy Alinskyite fashion, all the bogeymen, JournoList enemies — Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Justice Roberts, the Tea Party, John Boehner,...
  • Juan Williams ‘Talking Points Memo’ to NPR - A Good One!

    10/22/2010 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 105 replies · 1+ views
    LIBNOT ^ | 10/22/90
    Juan Williams gives a talking points memo to npr. And how.
  • Palin Presidency Downgraded To Remote Danger [Based on the already disproven Politico smear]

    10/21/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Chait
    I've been assuming for a while that Sarah Palin is fairly likely to run for president, and reasonably likely to get the nomination if she does, and then if the economy is still bad she could win and then the country will crumble and suffer some apocalyptic disaster and the survivors will envy the dead. Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece collecting some reporting about the flakiness, bordering on total dysfunctionality, of Palin's political operation. This is a huge relief: Take, for example, the case of Palin’s interaction with the campaign of Sen. Chuck Grassley, an iconic figure in...
  • 'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning

    10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 20 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West
    From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.  Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting...
  • JournoList-Style Hit Pieces Targeting Conservatives (vanity)

    10/07/2010 9:29:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    Noticing the LSM collaborators attacking conservatives in "news stories" -- political hit pieces. Here's the latest attacking Angle regarding her comments Sharia law should not govern the United States: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101007/ap_on_el_se/us_nevada_senate_angle The key words the JournoLists seem to share are: extreme, out of the mainstream, far right, bizarre, fringe, etc. Goal is to define the new middle as government-run healthcare, open borders, and the other insane things Dems inflict on our country. As Karl Rove pointed out tonight, with 10%+ unemployment and Obama's policies being a complete failure Dems will turn to personal attacks and try to make races about personalities...
  • Should Christine O’Donnell Be Talking So Much About God?

    10/01/2010 10:14:25 AM PDT · by gocatholic · 28 replies
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 09/30/10 | Lisa Graas
    When the Journolist scandal broke, the leftist media’s behind-the-scenes communications about Sarah Palin revealed an anti-Christian sentiment. Now, as two stories about faith, one from President Obama and one from Christine O’Donnell, hit the headlines at roughly the same time but with very different perspectives, we take note of a clear example of anti-Christian attitudes being directed against only one side — the Right. The disparity in reporting involved in these two similar stories gives us a rare glimpse into media facilitation of the agenda of the Religious Left, to educate America that God is good and relevant when referenced...
  • 6TH AVENUE BLOODBATH (MEDIA BLOOBLATH?): NBC, CNN CHIEFS OUT

    09/24/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT · by kcvl · 142 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept 24, 2010 | Matt D.
  • 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...
  • POLITICO: Sarah Palin tells GOP to get behind insurgents

    09/18/2010 5:37:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 17, 2010 | Ben (JournoLista) Smith
    DES MOINES - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin used an appearance here Friday to put herself firmly at the head of the insurgency overtaking the Republican Party and to demand that the party unite behind her candidates. “The time for primary debate is over. It’s time for unity now,” Palin said, chiding the “unsuccessful campaigns and deflated political pundits” who – in Alaska and in Delaware – have refused to support their Palin-backed conservative rivals. Speaking to reporters after the speech, she dismissed Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s attempt to revive her re-election bid through a write-in campaign after losing her...
  • Memo to Slate's Weigel: Those Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

    09/15/2010 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 15, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Anxiety was pretty high in the heat of battle with the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. However, a lot of that tension exists beyond the state of Delaware and there have been self-proclaimed conventional wisdom wizards critical of how the electoral process in Delaware has worked itself out. One of those has been former embattled Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel, who in a Slate.com post dated Sept. 14, took a few shots at conservative talker Mark Levin, calling him a "creep" for his criticisms of The Weekly Standard John McCormack, author of an unfavorable story about Delaware...
  • Former CNBC Reporter: GE CEO Immelt Meddled in Network's Editorial Coverage

    09/14/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This could confirm what many suspected all along - the corporate heads at General Electric (NYSE:GE) would try to use their media holdings to portray President Barack Obama and his administration in a positive light in order to gain a corporate advantage. That's how former CNBC reporter and current Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino explains it in his forthcoming book, "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street." According to Gasparino, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had "helped his company feast off of the subsidies of Obamanomics," including the green energy initiatives and health...
  • Hope vs. change (0 presser: Chuck Todd, "How have you changed Washington?")

    09/10/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO ^ | September 10, 2010 | Ben (JournoLista) Smith
    President Obama's response to a simple question from Chuck Todd just now -- how has he changed Washington? -- revived a central campaign tension. The tension was between hope and change, between his promises of a new tone and of new policies. It seemed hard to imagine he'd get both, and from the start there was little question that he'd take policy victories at the expense of harmony, as there seemed little room for compromise on his terms with a reduced, and more conservative, Republican congressional minority.
  • The Good Old Days

    09/09/2010 9:32:37 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9-9-2010 | Randall Hoven - Commentary
    Return to the Article September 09, 2010The Good Old DaysBy Randall Hoven When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama frequently used the phrase "the last eight years." Now that he's president and it's two years later, he often uses the phrase "the last decade." The standard Democrat story is that our current troubles are simply the result of some bad trend set into motion the very second George W. Bush stole the 2000 election -- that we've had a full decade of horror and decline. Our JournoList friends can prove with Queeg-like geometric logic that current...
  • Four Reasons Progressives Are Running Like Heck From The Vanity Fair Hit Piece on Sarah Palin

    09/08/2010 2:17:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 7, 2010 | Susannah Fleetwood
    It’s official. Every so-called liberal pundit with an ounce of credibility is either ignoring the latest Vanity Fair column about Sarah Palin, or is running like heck from it. The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Hill have all ignored the story. And now, many noteworthy progressives, such as Kirsten Powers, Ben Smith, Julia Baird and David Weigel are panning it as untrue, disgraceful, sexist blather. In fact, only the far left nutter websites, like Crooks and Liars, see it as any sort of plus for the progressive cause. So, why the mad dash away from this column...
  • Newsweek (JournoLista Hirsh): Hillary Clinton's Political Star Rises

    09/08/2010 10:12:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/08/10 | Michael Hirsh
    With her boss struggling, the Secretary of State may be this administration's brightest prospect. Remember Hillary Clinton? The most powerful woman in American politics has kept her head down for most of the first 18 months of her tenure as secretary of State. But she is also, at present, by far the most unscathed senior member of a badly battered administration. And the once-defeated Democratic candidate may have, at present, the most promising political prospects of just about everyone in the administration, specifically including her boss, Barack Obama. The president’s economic team is reeling, having failed both at bringing the...
  • 'Web of Lies' -- A JournoLiar Browser App?

    09/08/2010 5:21:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-8-10 | James Lewis
    If any of you techies out there want to get rich quick and Save the Republic to boot, here's your chance. This idea is all yours, free. All you have to do is write a tiny program. Here's what you need to know. Up to four hundred mainstream "journalists" got caught a couple of months ago conspiring on an e-mail listserv that was cleverly called "JournoList" to fix the news for Obama in the 2008 election. They agreed on when to smear Sarah Palin and when to cover up Jeremiah Wright. This is the same Big Media you've come know...
  • Why No Amount of Newsweek Reporting Will Hurt Palin

    09/04/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    DBKP ^ | September 2, 2010 | Mondo Frazier
    Who's up for another Newsweek take on Sarah Palin? Newsweek’s latest effort to unravel the mystery that is Sarah Palin is about what readers have come to expect. NEWSWEEK WONDERS: WHY DON’T THE HIT PIECES WORK ANYMORE? ANSWER: MORE AMERICANS TRUST SARAH PALIN THAN TRUST NEWSWEEK Newsweek has an article on its website on Sarah Palin titled Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin. The article is extremely informative–only not in the way intended by its author, Ravi Somaiya. The headline is mostly correct even as the rest of the piece fails. Michael Joseph Gross’s stories, headlined “Sarah...
  • Pa. Dem Plays The JournoList Card

    09/04/2010 6:43:09 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Manan Trivedi, the Democrat's choice to take on incumbent Republican Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th District congressional race, accused Gerlach of racism because Gerlach has been describing Trivedi as a far left-winger who "doesn't share our values." Trivedi, a doctor, was a health policy advisor to Barack Obama. Gerlach aide Mark Campbell responded by saying Trivedi was the only one who used race in the campaign which happened when he asked Indian-American groups to contribute to his campaign solely because he descended from emigrants from India. Trivedi responded by accusing Campbell of racism and demanding he be fired.
  • Schmidt: Gay Marriage Now a Conservative Cause [retread ZOT!]

    09/03/2010 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BitterKlingon · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | 8/31/10
    Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt tells Sam Stein of the Huffington Post why gay marriage is now a conservative cause: "There is a strong conservative case to be made in favor of gay marriage," former McCain campaign manager and fellow same-sex marriage fundraiser Steve Schmidt told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. "Marriage is an institution that strengthens and stabilizes society. It is an institution that has the capacity to bring profound joy and happiness to people and it is a matter of equality and keeping faith of one of the charters of the nation, the right to live your...
  • Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event

    09/01/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Suddenly, it's becoming less of a stigma for bigwigs to associate with gays in the Republican Party. Not only has former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's 9/22 fundraiser for gay marriage rights attracted numerous high-octane Republican donors and activists, but Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee will help the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, raise money for its political action committee. A glossy pamphlet advertising the Log Cabin Republicans' national dinner at the Capitol Hill Club highlights an hour-long cocktail gathering with...
  • Republican money for same-sex marriage

    09/01/2010 6:39:01 AM PDT · by BitterKlingon · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/31/10 | Ben Smith
    Ken Mehlman's fundraiser for same-sex marriage will be, among other things, a gathering of some of the most high-profile -- and deep-pocketed -- backers of gay marriage on the right. The names of Bill Weld, Christie Todd Whitman, Steve Schmidt, and Mary Cheney's didn't surprise me. Other names did a bit: Bush aides Mark and Nicolle Wallace are on there, as is top GOP lawyer Ben Ginsberg. Most notably, Mehlman's fundraiser extends the reach of same-sex marriage backers to the very top Republican donor pile: The private equity titan Henry Kravis (who's also Mehlman's boss at KKR) is among the...
  • A Good Get for the Birthers (More trouble for the Wee Wee alert)

    09/01/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2010 | David Weigel
    I try to ignore the birther movement unless it inducts someone important -- a congressman, for example. The (sigh) American Patriot Foundation's announcement that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) has signed an affidavit supporting court martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is actually a pretty big coup. How wild is McInerney's statement? This wild: [I]t is my opinion that LTC Lakin's request for discovery relating to the President's birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as...
  • Newsweek: Obama’s Old Deal ("How Obama Got Rolled by Wall Street")

    08/29/2010 7:54:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 29, 2010 | Michael Hirsh
    Barack Obama was “incredulous” at what he was hearing, said one of his top economic advisers. The president had spent his first year in office overseeing the biggest government bailout of the financial industry in American history. Together with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, he had kept Wall Street afloat on a trillion-dollar tide of taxpayer money. But the banks were barely lending, and the economy was still mired in high unemployment. And now, in December 2009, the holiday news had started to filter out of the canyons of lower Manhattan: Wall Street’s year-end bonuses would actually be larger in...
  • Time’s Klein: Beck a ‘Telecharlatan’ Who Will Have Hard Time Entering ‘Kingdom of Heaven’

    08/31/2010 3:28:53 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Secular leftists in the media don’t often have use for religion, particularly Christianity, except, it seems, when biblical passages can be isolated out of context to bash religious conservatives over the head as wicked for opposing big government or for standing up for traditional moral values. Enter Joe Klein, Christian theologian extraordinaire, who suggested in Time.com Swampland blog post yesterday that Jesus would make Fox News host Glenn Beck sweat it out a bit at the pearly gates: If Jesus were around today, he might say that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle...
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • 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>
  • WaPo: "Mosque" fight reveals Cheney-ization of GOP

    08/24/2010 9:16:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | Journ0Lista: Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT Obama's positions are more in line with the old-line GOP defense establishment in D.C. -- people like Colin Powell and James Baker, as well as Bush holdovers who are working for Obama, like Robert Gates and David Petraeus. Yet Republican elected officials and office seekers have almost uniformly adopted the Cheney-ite critique of Obama on issues like torture, Mirandizing terrorists, and whether to close Guantanamo. In other words, the widespread opposition to Cordoba House among Republicans is only the latest installment in the ongoing Cheney-ization of the GOP. I don't need to tell you that this trend has ominous...
  • True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash

    08/23/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    daily caller ^ | 8/23/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Katie Couric once described bloggers as journalists who gnaw at new information “like piranhas in a pool.” But increasingly, many bloggers are also secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns, in a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement. “It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”
  • 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...
  • After Plugging the Oil Leak and Ending War in Iraq, Obama Feels He Needs a Break

    08/20/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT · by toma29 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 8/20/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    At least that's what AP is feeling. But what about the economy? And jobs? From AP via Yahoo!: Oil spill and Iraq combat over, Obama takes breakLike Barry had anything to do with "plugging the damn well". It's amazing how these reporters who keep showing their Journolistic talents keep thinking they're being taken seriously. Finally, President Barack Obama can relax on vacation. The Gulf oil leak is plugged. The last combat troops are out of Iraq. And Congress is on its own summer break. Still, doubts remain about the strength of the U.S. economy, and Obama tried to tamp them...
  • AP: Obama A Muslim? Rumors Gain Steam, Defying Facts

    08/19/2010 4:02:52 PM PDT · by maggief · 107 replies · 1+ views
    AP via NPR ^ | August 19, 2010 | HILLEL ITALIE
    "President Obama is a Muslim." "He's not an American citizen." "He wasn't even born here." None of this is true. But to surprising levels, it is believed. Blame it on the media, or on human nature. All presidents deal with image problems — that they're too weak or too belligerent, too far left or far right. But Obama also faces questions over documented facts, whether it's because people want to believe the lie or simply don't know any better. "Trust and distrust — that explains almost all of it," says Nicholas DiFonzo, professor of psychology at the Rochester Institute of...
  • JournoList: 157 Names Confirmed (With Organizations)

    08/18/2010 12:07:31 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 59 replies · 10+ views
    Source List Included | 08/18/2010 | 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 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 Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • Fox parent gives $1 million to Republican Governors Association

    08/17/2010 9:48:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/16/2010 | Ben Smith
    News Corp., which owns Fox News and the New York Post, gave $1 million to Haley Barbour's Republican Governors Association this year, according to the RGA's most recent filing. The company's media outlets play politics more openly than most, but the huge contribution to a party committee is a new step toward an open identification between Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and the GOP. The company's highest-ranking Democratic executive, Peter Chernin, recently departed. The $1 million contribution this June 24 was first reported by Bloomberg and appears on the RGA's July 15 filing with the Internal Revenue Service. The group's other...
  • WaPo JournoLista Sargent Gets Sandbagged by Obama and Harry Reid

    08/17/2010 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/17/10 | John Sexton
    Greg Sargent is a Washington Post blogger and compromised JournoList hack whose “Plum Line” entries are decidedly left of center. Greg was overwhelmed with enthusiasm last Friday when, for a brief but shining moment, it appeared President Obama was supporting the construction of the ground zero mosque. He gushed that it would “go down as one of the finest moments of his presidency.” Sargent contrasted Obama’s bold stance with the “clever little dodge” which some Republicans were using. Here’s his description of the conservative stance, “The group has the right to build the center, runs this argument, but they are...
  • For Liberals Deception is An Important Tactic

    08/16/2010 9:48:34 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jonathan Strong of The Daily Caller reports an interesting and instructive conversation that was held publicly between lefty blogger and Journolist member Matthew Yglesias and the National Review's Mark Hemingway. During their exchange on Twitter, lefty Yglesias claimed that lying is a legitimate tactic for "advocates" to use to win the policy argument, thereby admitting that liberals think it is OK to lie in order to get their policies in place. On his Twitter feed, Yglasias told Hemingway, "I think fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do, yes. That's an honest view." Aside from...
  • For Liberals, Deception Is an Important Tactic

    08/15/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jonathan Strong of The Daily Caller notes an interesting and instructive conversation that was held publicly between lefty blogger Matthew Yglesias and National Review’s Mark Hemingway. During their exchange on Twitter, lefty Yglesias claimed that lying is a legitimate tactic for “advocates” to use to win the policy argument, thereby admitting that liberals think it is OK to lie in order to get their policies in place. On his Twitter feed, Yglesias told Hemingway, “I think fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do, yes. That’s an honest view.”
  • And Thus, the Walkback Begins

    08/14/2010 1:44:47 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Eddriscol.com ^ | August 14, 2010 | Ed Driscoll
    From the White House Twitter feed: Obama clarifies slightly on NY mosque comments. “Wasn’t commenting on wisdom…of putting a mosque there” just “the right” to do soAs Jon of the Exurban League responds, “Obama’s statement last night ticked off 70% of the country. His ‘clarification’ today has ticked off the other 30%.” Which may explain why Politico’s Ben Smith, a self-admitted former member of the JournoList, the self-designated “non-official campaign” extension of President Obama, is surprisingly critical of the president’s efforts to walk his latest gaffe back a bit: Obama’s new stance is logically consistent with his words last night,...
  • Politico seeking White House Reporter

    08/14/2010 10:14:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Journalism Jobs ^ | August 14, 2010
    POLITICO is seeking a reporter to join our White House team. Candidates should be able to handle a fast-moving, high-visibility reporting assignment covering the Obama administration and be capable of delivering breaking news, daily coverage and enterprise stories with speed, accuracy and precision. Qualifications: Experience in Washington journalism at the professional level preferred, with White House experience a plus; established ability to write clearly and accurately on deadline; proven ability to break news and handle a demanding reporting job. To apply: Please send a brief cover letter, résumé, four clips and contact information for three references to employment@politico.com, subject line:...
  • Miller Surging Past Murkowski in Alaska? (By the numbers)

    08/14/2010 12:04:26 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 08/14/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    Two weeks ago, on July 30, 2010, I posted the attached critique of the puff piece in the Washington Post on Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski by Journolister and Palin basher Jason Horowitz, which notes her many liberal Democrat friends and admirers in Alaska, including Palin antagonists/Obama operatives Ethan Berkowitz and Hollis French. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2562416/posts The only poll, which is highly suspect, was commissioned by Berkowitz, a big liberal friend of Murkowski who ran against the Palin/Parnell ticket for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and got clobbered. Berkowitz is now running in the Democrat Primary for Governor but somehow he had the money...
  • 5 Reasons Why Meeting with Ahmadinejad is a Stupid Idea–even for Obama

    08/13/2010 9:45:24 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 13 August 10 | Unattributed
    A report has surfaced in the British press indicating that President Barack Obama is set to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Increasingly, the British press is playing the role of watchdog when it comes to the Obama administration since US “journolists” have become essentially messengers for the regime.) In this case, as Obama promised in his presidential campaign, he is reportedly set to meet directly with the Iranian president. Readers may recall that during the campaign Obama spun this idea by claiming that he was “not afraid” to meet with Ahmadinejad. This is a foolish concept. Meeting with Ahmadinejad...