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  • NYT: Scientists 'Startled' at Great Lakes' Rise; Another Warmist Prediction Is Biting the Dust

    06/30/2014 7:09:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    An undated but clearly recent page at the National Wildlife Federation breathlessly warns readers, in a section entitled "Threats from Global Warming," that "Lake Erie water levels, already below average, could drop 4-5 feet by the end of this century, significantly altering shoreline habitat." A Thursday Huffington Post Canada Business entry observed that "the (Great Lakes) basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918." Of course, it's because of "climate change." Friday, Julie Bosman at the New York Times reported (HT Powerline) that "The International Joint Commission,...
  • Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

    05/10/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: " By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one."
  • AP Goes to Occupy Movement-Supporting Enviro Group For Comment on Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/14/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Guess who's all of a sudden standing up for law and order? Why, it's radical environmentalists, who despite their general disdain for lawful behavior have felt compelled to speak out in support of the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle and ultimately force the Nevada rancher to abandon his family's century-old business. Martin Griffith at the Associated Press relayed the comments of one such group in a Sunday report in the aftermath of the BLM's abandonment of its roundup efforts, in Griffith's words, "after hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members,...
  • Press Coverage of UAW's VW-Chattanooga Loss 'Somehow' Overlooks One

    02/15/2014 6:09:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The three Associated Press reports I've seen on the UAW's failure to win the right to represent hourly workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee — the first two were covered in NewsBusters posts here and here; the wire service's 3:52 p.m. report is here — all mention in one way or another what UAW President Bob King is now calling "unprecedented outside interference" in the runup to the election. (VW, which can only run the factory with the kind of "workers councils" it has at its other worldwide plants in the U.S. if its workers are represented by...
  • AP's San Fran Pro-Life March Coverage Outshines Much Larger DC March

    01/28/2014 7:14:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    I paused a bit before putting this post up because the last thing an AP reporter needs is some guy on the right telling him he did a good job. I suspect that it's not a resume enhancer. That said, there are two reasons not to to ignore Terence Chea's coverage of the Saturday's Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. The first is how it contrasts with Brett Zongker's dismissive and incomplete coverage of the far larger DC March for Life the previous Wednesday. For starters, Chea appropriately described the San Francisco march as "massive"; Zongker's story covering...
  • Supremes Let Little Sisters Have Their Way During Appeal;

    01/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order in Little Sisters of the Poor et al v. Sebeluis et al. It told the Sisters that for the case to continue with no enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, they need only to inform the government in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services." That's easy, because that's what they are, and that's their position. As a result, the government has been "enjoined from enforcing against the applicants the challenged provisions of the...
  • As Feds Say to Stop Using Paper Obamacare Apps, AP Again 'Forgets' That HealthCare.gov Is Not Secure

    12/07/2013 8:30:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8. 2013 | Tom Blumer
    So it's come to this. During the past week, the Associated Press reported today, "Federal health officials," meaning "the Obama administration," began "urging" (i.e., "telling") counselors and navigators around the country to stop using paper applications for Obamacare coverage, "because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time." It seems that either Team Obama or AP (my money is on AP) doesn't mind risking criticism for waiting to let this news out until a weather- and sports-dominated Saturday. It's apparently okay to keep those who don't know any better, i.e., those who went to the trouble of printing...
  • Dem Judge in W.Va. Attempted to Frame Rival with Drug, Theft Charges;

    08/16/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's another name to add to the "name that party" file: Michael Thornsbury. The Mingo County, West Virginia circuit court judge was the subject of a federal indictment on Wednesday "after federal authorities allege he targeted his ex-lover's husband and used his position on the bench to manipulate criminal charges against the man," Kate White of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette reported yesterday. The Mountain State has partisan judicial elections and Thornsbury is a Democrat. Both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today covered the bizarre story on their August 16 programs, but both neglected to mention Thornsbury's party affiliation.For his...
  • Germany backs labels for goods from settlements

    06/08/2013 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/02/2013 22:43 | Herb Keinon, Tovah Lazarof, Benjamin Weinthal
    German government document gives backing to EU efforts to put Made in Israel label only on products from within pre-1967 lines. Foreign Ministry officials downplayed as nothing new an answer the German government gave to a parliamentary question last month supporting EU efforts to specially label goods originating in Israeli-controlled territory beyond the Green Line. Berlin, the officials said, was merely falling into line with other EU countries which were pushing this issue.
  • MSNBC Anchor Says Republicans Werent Sent to D.C. to Just Hold Hearings

    06/04/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 4, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    MSNBC continues to disparage the scandals that have plagued the Obama administration the last few weeks. On Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, the host brought on former Democratic staffer Jimmy Williams and former RNC chairman Michael Steele to reluctantly discuss the scandals once again. Of course, rather than focus on the substance of the controversies, Witt fell back on the concern that she and many others in the liberal media have often expressed: “[D]oes this have the potential to derail the president's second-term agenda?” The president’s agenda is always the victim of these scandal investigations in the minds of the...
  • Seeking Food Ingredients That Arent Gene-Altered (non GMO)

    05/29/2013 7:53:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | STEPHANIE STROM
    Food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones. Pressure is growing to label products made from genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O. In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legislature has approved bills that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, and similar legislation is pending in more than two dozen other states. This weekend, rallies were held around the globe against producers of genetically altered ingredients, and consumers are threatening to boycott products that are not labeled. And so, for many businesses, the pressing...
  • EU Denies it is Postponing Labelling of 'Settlement' Products

    05/20/2013 5:31:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union on Monday denied a report in the Israeli media that it was delaying a decision to label products from Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, AFP reported. On Sunday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that the EU had delayed labelling the products to the end of June at the request of the United States. "Contrary to what was recently reported in the Israeli media, work on the effective enforcement of EU legislation with regard to the labelling of settlement products has not been delayed. Nor has the EU been asked to postpone such work," a statement...
  • AP's Yost Cuts Holder Undeserved Slack in DOJ's Power-Abusing Phone Records Seizure

    05/14/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 14, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    In a disptach early this evening, the Associated Press's Pete Yost, perhaps signaling his employer's intent to remain the journalistic lapdog known as the Administration's Press, accepted at face value Attorney General Eric Holder's claim, while defending his department's actions, to have played no role in its wide-ranging subpoena of two months of AP phone records involving 20 cellular, personal and business lines used by over 100 wire service reporters and editors. Yost also did not address whether DOJ received judicial approval for its fishing expedition, a question the AP's Mark Sherman identified last night as unresolved. It apparently hasn't...
  • NBC Plays Up Clinic's Location In 'Low-Income Neighborhood'

    05/02/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday, NBC Nightly News covered the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case for the very first time, a whopping 44 days after the opening of the trial, and only after the jury had finished its first full day of deliberations. Stephanie Gosk wasted little time before emphasizing that Gosnell's clinic was "one of the only places in this low-income neighborhood in Philadelphia where pregnant woman could afford to go for abortions" [audio available here; video below the jump]. Gosk's report was also the first time that Big Three aired a report on the case on its evening newscasts, even as ABC...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - Monsanto Protection Act.

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan.,

    02/02/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Following the governmemt's Employment Situation Summary yesterday, two words were noticeably absent at the Associated Press (here, here, and here), Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the New York Times: "seasonally adjusted."
  • CBS Sets Up NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Rip NRA, Promote Stricter Gun Control

    01/18/2013 5:46:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mattew Balan
    On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell granted staunch gun rights supporter Michael Bloomberg a platform to blast the NRA as "stupid", and brush aside gun-owning Americans as a radical minority. O'Donnell set up the New York City mayor to accuse the gun rights group of being under the thumb of gun manufacturers. The CBS anchors also took a more subdued approach to the Bloomberg segment, compared to their contentious interview of NRA President David Keene just minutes earlier. Co-anchor Charlie Rose led the segment with a softball question to the billionaire politician [audio clips from the...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings

    08/25/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Shaun Tandon (AFP)
    A US court on Friday shot down orders to slap graphic anti-tobacco messages on cigarette packs, saying the government overstepped its authority by trying to "browbeat" smokers into quitting. In line with campaigns in several other nations, the United States planned from September 22 to require images on cigarette packs including a man smoking through a hole in his throat and a body with chest staples on an autopsy table. In a 2-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington said that the images planned on cigarette packs were not necessarily false but they went beyond "pure attempts to...
  • California: November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

    07/09/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 30 Initiative Constitutional Amendment 1578. (12-0009) - Final Random Sample Update - 06/20/12 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Qualified: 06/20/12 Proponent: Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200 Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings...
  • The case for mandatory GMO labeling

    06/18/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT · by southern rock · 26 replies
    Natural News ^ | 06/18/2012 | Mike Adams
    The case for mandatory GMO labeling - even if you believe in limited government and the free market (NaturalNews) Now that the GMO labeling ballot measure has been officially accepted onto the California ballot, Monsanto is gearing up its propaganda campaign that aims to convince people you don't need to know what you're eating! Trust us, we're the food companies! We never lie, do we? For the record, I'm an opponent of most government mandates against individuals. When the government says you have to give your children vaccine shots, that's a violation of your liberty. When Mayor Bloomberg says you...
  • It's time to shut down the diversity industry

    06/02/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:35PM BST 01 Jun 2012 | Graeme Archer
    Anyone my age or above will need no reminding of the late, great Michael Wharton, whose Peter Simple column on these pages introduced readers to, among other creations, Dr. Heinz Kiosk. Chief among Dr. Kiosks inventions was the prejudometer, an anti-racist measurement device. When used on suspected racists, it emitted a reading in prejudons, the internationally-recognized scientific unit of racial prejudice. When I was a teenager, the antics of Heinz Kiosk made me laugh. I wonder now, though, if those lost in the modern world of corporate correctness might find Whartons work eerily prescient. What he didnt foresee was that...
  • WTO backs Mexico, Canada over U.S. meat labels: sources

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
    GENEVA - The World Trade Organization has ruled against some U.S. labeling regulations for meat sold in supermarkets, saying they discriminate against foreign suppliers, people close to the case said on Thursday. The confidential interim ruling, if approved later this year, would deal a partial victory to Mexican and Canadian breeders frustrated in their attempts to export to the United States, and opens the way to scores of similar legal challenges, the sources said. A WTO spokesman said the interim report -- expected to be largely unchanged in its final version later this year -- was circulated to the United...
  • ABC Devotes Over 60 Minutes to John Edwards, Avoids Labeling Him a Democrat

    02/01/2010 11:38:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 954+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/1/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Since Friday, ABC has devoted 60 minutes and 23 seconds to interviews covering the most salacious details of John Edwards' sex scandal. Yet, the network's anchors have refrained from referring to him as a Democrat. 20/20 on Friday spent the entire hour talking to Andrew Young, a former top Edwards aide who allegedly holds a sex tape involving the politician. The D-word was never used by reporter Bob Woodruff.
  • New Rules For Food And Drugs Imports

    04/19/2008 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 6 replies · 130+ views
    EFlux ^ | 4-19-08 | Michael Todd
    Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee proposed a new set of rules regarding the labels for food and drugs. According to the new principles, all labels for all food products and drugs should present the following information to the customer: country of origin, the source of a medicines active ingredient and its place of manufacture and also, the producer should identify on its web site the place where each ingredient in a particular food product originates. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said consumers must be protected from possibly harmful products and...
  • AP One Word Away From Record for Revealing Arrestee's Republican Roots

    04/19/2008 5:27:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 121+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With the Olympics coming on, what's more poignant than the image of the sprinter hopefully awaiting the official time, only to learn he missed the record by 1/100th of a second? I'm in that same heartbroken mood for the Associated Press this morning. The wire service came so close to equalling the world record for revealing the Republican party affiliation of someone finding himself sideways of the law. Check out the first sentence from this AP story of April 17th: "A Republican congressional candidate was charged Thursday with felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from an encounter last year with...
  • Moderates For Ron Paul

    01/19/2008 1:51:25 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 14 replies · 147+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | January 19th, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    ...at least not to the AP: Romney did better among more conservative voters, while McCain and Paul each got about one in five moderates, who made up about 20 percent of the electorate. OK, what kind of a "moderate" would vote for Ron Paul? I can't think of any position that he takes that could be considered "moderate." He's what most people would call an extremist*. If someone called themselves a "moderate," or someone whom the AP would call a "moderate" would vote for Ron Paul then the word has no meaning whatsoever. And frankly, I find people who call...
  • House Votes to Postpone Meat Labels in Grocery Stores

    06/08/2005 5:38:52 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 21 replies · 624+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-08-05 2021EDT
    House Votes to Postpone Meat Labels in Grocery StoresBy Libby Quaid Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 8, 2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Wednesday to block the government from requiring labels that would tell shoppers from what country their meat comes. Congress already had postponed the labeling from its original date of 2004 to September 2006. The House action would stop the Agriculture Department from spending money on the new requirement. The postponement was part of a $100 billion spending bill for food and farm programs in the budget year that begins Oct. 1. The House passed the bill...
  • Avoiding the label

    05/02/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by AZ_Cowboy · 3 replies · 355+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/2/05 | John Leo
    John Bolton stands accused of nonsexual harassment (rudeness or crudeness, in plain English) by a woman named Melody Townsel. She says Bolton, President Bush's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chased her through the halls of a Moscow hotel a decade ago when she was working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government. Does it matter that Townsel is a liberal Democrat and founder of the Dallas chapter of Mothers Opposing Bush? Maybe not. Even anti-Bush liberals can find themselves pursued through Russian hotels by rapidly moving Republicans. But it matters a lot that most news outlets withheld...
  • F.D.A. Strengthens Warning on the Abortion Pill

    11/15/2004 8:24:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2004 | GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 - The death of a California woman in January after she took an abortion pill prompted federal drug regulators on Monday to strengthen the warning label on the drug, RU-486, also known as mifepristone. The death was the third in the United States that the Food and Drug Administration has linked to the pill since its approval in 2000. The warnings, though largely present on the old labeling, will now be given added prominence, with physicians urged to redouble efforts at watching their patients carefully for signs of systemic bacterial infection, excessive vaginal bleeding and ectopic, or...
  • GAO Refutes Bush Over Meat Labeling; allows consumers to choose between domestic/foreign meat prod.

    09/10/2003 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Brian S · 4 replies · 155+ views
    JACK SULLIVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - Government cost estimates of a new program that will require meat packages to be labeled with their countries of origin are "questionable and not well supported," congressional auditors said in a report released Wednesday. The General Accounting Office report undermines an argument against the labeling requirements, which are set to take effect in September 2004. Sens. Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson, both D-S.D., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the GAO report is ammunition against House legislation that would cut off funds to the labeling program before it starts. The Department of Agriculture estimated the...
  • Country of Origin Labeling not dead yet

    08/18/2003 11:22:32 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 134+ views
    Country of Origin Labeling not dead yet Though COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) was cooled down in the U.S. House, it is not stone cold dead yet. Thanks to the efforts of farm organizations, individual farmers and consumers across the United States, COOL is maintaining a heartbeat in the U.S. Senate. It is apparent that USDA and the Bush Administration are not what one would call the biggest supporters of the legislation which was passed just last year. The recent efforts in the U.S. House in approving an amendment that would preclude USDA from spending any of next year's...
  • Healthy Food Labeling: Buyer Beware

    07/24/2003 7:48:58 AM PDT · by bedolido · 192+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 07/18/03 | Steven Milloy
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration (search) announced last week a new program allowing food manufacturers to make health claims on food labels. The FDA says it wants to encourage science-based labeling and competition for healthier dietary choices.</p> <p>Fittingly, nut sellers are the first to be allowed to make health claims under the FDA program.</p>
  • Will Liberals Win The Propaganda Wars?

    06/18/2002 12:54:49 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 33 replies · 498+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | June 18, 2002 | Allan C. Stover
    Election season is near, and as crisp autumn winds sweep across our blessed land, one thing is certain: the hot air on political talk shows will heat up even more. Even though aging 1960s liberal brats and their successors control the major media television remains the best forum for conservatives to present their case and win the hearts and minds of the American electorate. Sadly, its always an uphill battle when the other side controls the sources of propaganda. Americans who have watched talk shows the last few elections have probably come away with at least one observation: conservatives...