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  • FCC Commissioner Wantsto Test the 'Public Value'of Every Broadcast Station

    12/03/2010 9:07:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 12/3/10 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - American journalism is in "grave peril," FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says, and to bolster "traditional media," he said the Federal Communications Commission should conduct a "public value test" of every commercial broadcast station at relicensing time. In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight. "If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the people’s airwaves," Copps said. "If not, it goes on probation for a...
  • 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...
  • ‘Greenest President Ever’ India trip - carbon footprint bigger than the citizens of many US cities

    11/03/2010 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
    Wattsupwith that ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, wrote in January 2010 on the Huffington Post that President Barack Obama was “The Greenest President Ever“. Weeellll….maybe not. You see, today we have these headlines:....
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin?

    09/20/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Kyle Drennen
    Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie Rodriguez suggested O'Donnell's response: "Well, she could do what Sarah Palin has done and which has worked so beautifully for Sarah Palin, and that is to play media victim." Rodriguez made the comment to political analyst John Dickerson, who added: "That's right. And the victim card is one that Sarah Palin has played, Rand Paul has done the same thing. It's a bit of a time-honored technique and
  • 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...
  • Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign (Gawd help us)

    Exclusive: Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign Sen. John McCain's Daughter: Sarah Palin's Rise Was 'Too Fast,' 'Too Easy' Aug. 31, 2010— For the first time since the end of her father's 2008 presidential bid, Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain spoke out about Sarah Palin, writing in a new book that Palin brought "drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the losing campaign. Though she writes that during the campaign she wondered if the loss "was Sarah Palin's fault," McCain told "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview that Palin was...
  • 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>
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • 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.”
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Thought Al Gore Settled the Global Warming Issue

    08/18/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/10 | Jeff Poor
    One may think that someone as well connected as long-time Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell might also connect the dots. After an unseasonably rough DC winter occurring right in the midst of the ClimateGate scandal, she would be aware of doubt being cast over the idea of manmade global warming. But if you want evidence her mind is made up regardless of any of this, you could detect from her reaction to a report from Politco's Jim VandeHei that some Republican candidates are using the climate change debate to advance their campaigns. (Snip) ''"It just seems that I
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    http://digg.com/d31YzU4 ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Digg.com. Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists

    08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 5+ views
    KnoxNews.com ^ | August 1, 2010 | Glenn Harian Reynolds
    Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined. If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over...
  • Obama File 108 Pro Obama "JournoLista" Outed - New "Can of Worms" Opened

    07/27/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 4+ views
    newzeal.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/27/10 | Trevor Loudon
    JournoList was an email group of approximately 400 journalists, bloggers and academics, who reportedly worked to influence news reporting in favor of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during and after the 2008 Presidential elections. The latest list of alleged "Journolistas" has turned up a very interesting name - Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect. This man is no basement blogger or CNN hack, he is the author of two books on the President and is connected to some of Obama's most influential enablers. Robert Kuttner's March 2008 "Obama's Challenge:American's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency" is...
  • Williams resigns as Tea Party Express spokesman

    07/23/2010 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Williams resigns as Tea Party Express spokesman Posted: July 23rd, 2010 02:52 PM ET From CNN's Charles Riley Mark Williams has resigned as the chairman of the Tea Party Express. Mark Williams has resigned as the chairman of the Tea Party Express. Washington (CNN) – Tea Party Express spokesman and former chairman Mark Williams has resigned his post, the group said Friday in a statement. Last week Williams penned an inflammatory blog post that erupted into a national controversy and fueled debate about the Tea Party movement and racism. Williams later defended the post as satire. "The media coverage over...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)

    07/21/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 132 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/212010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner 22. Katha Pollitt 23. Alyssa Rosenberg 24. Rick Perlstein 25. Alex Rossmiller 26. Ed Kilgore 27. Walter Shapiro 28. Noam Scheiber 29. Michael Tomasky 30....
  • At Washington Post, mum’s the word on JournoList

    07/21/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07/21/2010 | Byron York
    f any large publication stands to suffer from the JournoList controversy, it’s the Washington Post. The paper hired JournoList founder Ezra Klein from the left-wing publication The American Prospect, and Klein continued to run JournoList while at the Post. In June, the paper quickly accepted the resignation of David Weigel, whom it hired from the left-wing publication The Washington Independent, over comments made on JournoList. (Klein announced he was shutting down the list-serv shortly thereafter.) It is not known whether other Post writers, some of whom also came to the paper from left-wing publications, took part in JournoList; I have...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Did O'Reilly just say the media blackout on Obama was the biggest scandal in the Republic?

    07/20/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Not sure I heard right, I walked in right at the end of his contentious interview with Kirstin Powers...did anyone hear this? If so, is O'Reilly *gasp* waking up?? (or it is hopeful wishing and a mis-hearing on my part) Can anyone that saw this fill us in?
  • The American Leftist Media and Their Master

    07/20/2010 2:29:49 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 3 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog | 7/20/10 | DJP I.F.
    The American Mainstream Media and Washington D.C. are dominated today by a Leftist, Secular and Godless mindset. That isn't any secret. Not even the unregenerate (unbelievers) will disagree with that. As Lucifer (Satan) controls more and more of the Media today - with these godless surrogates and talking heads - his agenda is moving along quite rapidly and increasing exponentially. Never in the history of this nation has the Main Stream Liberal Media pushed and supported a President’s leftist agenda as this one we have today. Today Lucifer’s American Leftist Media is ram-rodding, bulldozing, redefining and cultivating the U.S. ground...
  • Palin weighs in on Journolist

    07/20/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Keach Hagey
    Sarah Palin has thrown in her two cents about the Daily Caller’s Journolist leaks on her Facebook account. As David Corn noted on his Twitter account, she seems to miss the rather important point that Journolist is expressly a liberal listserv – and especially that most of those quoted in today’s story work for avowedly liberal publications. Still, it’s worth a read. This may all have the result of making Spencer Ackerman wildly famous. It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed.Remember the infamous “Journolist” – the listserv chat group of...
  • "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, Who Cares? Call Them Racists"

    07/20/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20th, 2010 | Rand Simberg
    For a long time, while the bias in the media has always been obvious, I’ve always assumed that it was something in the water around the media coolers — that these people all lived in a self-reinforcing cocoon, marinating in confirmation bias, in which the correct attitudes were subtly rewarded and the incorrect ones not-so-subtly punished. If someone had told me that they actively conspired to drive the message, trumpet and even make up stories that served their narrative, and suppress those that didn’t, or undermined it, I would have said that it was both unnecessary and that even they...
  • Media Bias? What Media Bias? BOMBSHELL!

    07/20/2010 12:33:27 PM PDT · by onyx · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Sarah Palin FaceBook ^ | Today at 1:26pm -July, 20, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed. Remember the infamous “Journolist” – the listserv chat group of hundreds of “prominent” mainstream media personalities? It seems The Daily Caller obtained copies of the Journalist email exchanges from the 2008 campaign having to do with the media’s coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, then candidate Obama’s pastor of 20 years. It’s everything you may have suspected. This, in the words of one Journolist member: “I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump...
  • SARAH PALIN: Media Bias? What Media Bias? BOMBSHELL!

    07/20/2010 12:43:37 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 23 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/20/10 | Sarah Palin
    It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed. Remember the infamous “JournoList” – the listserv chat group of hundreds of “prominent” mainstream media personalities? It seems The Daily Caller obtained copies of the JournoList email exchanges from the 2008 campaign having to do with the media’s coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, then candidate Obama’s pastor of 20 years. It’s everything you may have suspected. This, in the words of one JournoList member: “I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump...
  • Will CNN Pledge to Fire "JOURNOLIST" Participants?

    07/20/2010 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 14 replies
    Vanity
    CNN has been marketing themselves as the "unbiased, neither left or right" news network. Yet, you have this quote from the Hotair story about the JOURNOLIST listsrv: "Update: But was the campaign effective? Ed Driscoll put together a video showing the correlation of this effort on Journolist and the declaration by CNN that it would be a “Wright-free zone.” Correlation isn’t causation, but this is a pretty interesting juxtaposition." It is clear that CNN was influenced by the JOURNOLIST effort, but you don't get this kind of results without someone on the inside (working for CNN) actively participating. So here...