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  • How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote

    09/15/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney gave an interview on Good Morning America in which he defended his tax plan from conjecture that it would force him to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. In responding to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Romney said, "No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers... No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less." The left-wing media sniffed out a storyline: by dropping the last two words from that statement, it looks like Mitt Romney thinks that middle-class Americans make...
  • Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

    09/14/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later:   Carney Contradicts On Whether There Was Advance Warning Of Embassy AttacksABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes...
  • Obama fails, the media covers for him

    09/13/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    An American ambassador and three aides murdered in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo attacked and the incompetent man in the White House has no idea, no instinct, no guiding principle whatsoever to dictate how to react. President Obama delayed his campaign schedule slightly to address the matter… hey, he can’t be viewed as aloof or uncaring when American blood has been shed. This incompetent response to attacks on Americas should be a political bloodbath for President Obama. But it’s not. His Democrat allies and eager co-conspirators in the media took care of everything. It’d be sad if it were...
  • Libya Aftermath: Commander-in-Chief Attends Vegas Campaign Rally

    09/13/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Since our beloved media has chosen to go wall-to-wall with their absurd "gaffy-horserace-optics" meta narrative, might they also get the vapors over what our sitting Commander-in-Chief is up to tonight?  Do me a favor and go read (or re-read) these posts.  How many urgent, distressing, open questions still remain in this ongoing crisis, as the American death toll climbs to six?  With all that in mind, ta-da:   President Barack Obama’s Wednesday afternoon speech in Las Vegas is being delayed by about 45 minutes, according to the White House. Obama had been scheduled to speak at 5:25 p.m. at a...
  • No Way: Dem Congressional Candidate Commits…Voter Fraud?

    09/11/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    If you’re inclined to tune into MSNBC from time to time (as I am) you might remember when Touré -- one of the controversial co-hosts of the daytime program “The Cycle” -- asserted on national television last month that “voter fraud does not exist” in the United States of America. Republicans, he argued, have worked tirelessly this year to disenfranchise minority voters by forcing them to procure (and show) photo identification cards when they vote. Now, of course, one can certainly argue the varying degree to which voter fraud exists in the United States. This is an important and --...
  • Why Bill Clinton Is All Wet

    09/11/2012 4:27:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The Clinton line, an elaboration of Obama excuse No. 37 for the dismal economy (after the Arab Spring, ATMs, the euro crisis and tomato blight in Mrs. Obama's White House garden), goes like this: The economy was so damaged by George W. Bush-era policies that "no president" could have been expected to do better than the record-high poverty, staggering unemployment, shrinking workforce participation, anemic growth and gargantuan debt over which Barack Obama has presided. We're asked to believe that the Obama administration knew all along that things would take longer than four years to improve. "I never said this journey...
  • Biden's the Gaffe King, Not Ryan

    09/05/2012 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Within minutes of Paul Ryan concluding his convention speech in Tampa, Fla., the media attacks were launched. Why, the man is loose with the facts! He only spews vitriol and nonsense. Democratic National Convention Political Director Patrick Gaspard quickly sent out a fundraising appeal: "Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican Convention tonight wasn't grounded in reality." It was impossible to tell where the Democratic Party ended and the "news" media began. Liberal arrogance often reveals itself in the smug certitude that its globe-encompassing enlightenment trumps all. For decades, the liberal media have ripped conservatives as hopelessly ignorant. From Dan Quayle...
  • 25 Questions about What the Hell has Happened to America

    09/04/2012 3:57:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2012 | John Hawkins
    When did... 1) ....Educated people become so unfamiliar with small business that they began to believe that a company will practically build itself as long as the government provides roads, street signs, and police? 2) ...Freedom change from something we should all be seeking to something we're supposed to be terrified to face without the government holding our hands? 3) ...We stop asking, "Can we afford this?" along with "Is this a good idea?" when it comes to government programs? 4) ...Demanding that people come to this country legally if they want to stay here and become citizens become too...
  • Romney Pins Hopes on Being Different From Obama

    08/30/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Michael Barone
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republicans who are assembled here have been told time and time again that Barack Obama's great advantage over Mitt Romney is likability. And many of the 15,000 or so journalists who endured the gusts of rain on Monday and groaned in the sun on the 1.5-mile walk from the nearest parking lot to the metal detectors outside the convention press center have been writing and soundbiting that the chief task of the Romney campaign is to introduce Romney's personal background and character to the public to improve his favorability ratings. Both talking points are true,...
  • Pro-choice Media Decides Abortion Is THE Issue -- Therefore, It Is

    08/30/2012 6:10:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Abortion, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, fails to make the cut among the top 10 issues important to voters. Yet, because of the GOP opposition to abortion, the mainscream media insist that Republicans suffer from a voter "gender gap," with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney down 8 percentage points among women. Fifty percent of men support Romney, but only 42 percent of women do so. Funny, just two years ago in the 2010 off-year elections, Republicans took the female vote for the first time in nearly 30 years. There are big differences in the way married women vote versus...
  • Until Karma Gets Them, the Lib Media Will Always Portray Republicans as Rich Racists

    08/29/2012 3:43:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here are the media numbers. Last night NBC had 5.3 million people watching the convention, which, if you haven't heard, NBC and MSNBC did not televise one ethnic minority speech. They didn't, particularly MSNBC. Whenever Artur Davis or Mia Love, anybody who wasn't white was making a speech, it wasn't covered on MSNBC. Then CBS had 3.3 million viewers. ABC had 2.3 million. The cable numbers will come in this afternoon about four o'clock. I think the total viewership will be about 20 million when it's all said and done, when it's calculated. We're working on getting...
  • The Exact Opposite of Truth - Media coverage scarcely resembles the actual GOP convention

    08/28/2012 4:04:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 28, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    TAMPA, Florida -- The Republican Party has spared no expense to accommodate the hundreds of journalists who have come here to write dishonest stories aimed at preventing the GOP from winning this year's election. If you've been following major media coverage of the Republican National Convention, you know that the party's presidential candidate is Todd Akin, who will campaign this fall on a platform of undiluted hatred and evil, with the able assistance of his running mate, Martin Bormann Jr. The Akin-Bormann ticket was personally selected by RNC Chairman Rush Limbaugh and endorsed by Karl Rove after consultation with a...
  • The Quest For A Reason To Re-Elect The President

    08/27/2012 7:19:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Have you heard the latest from the Obama re-election team? Mitt Romney doesn’t have enough of his money taken from him in taxes. Paul Ryan wants to give rich people a tax “break.” Mitt Romney cut jobs when he was an executive at a private equity firm. Paul Ryan wants to cut school lunches for needy children. You’ve probably seen and heard it all before. Romney and Ryan are scary, “extreme,” and out of touch, according to Team Obama. The President, Vice President, and all their operatives and surrogates are committed to getting the word out. But while the President...
  • Biden's Thuggish Distraction [abdication by journalists sanctions drift toward tyranny]

    08/27/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....Chávez and other thugs (such as Iranian Madman-in-Chief Ahmadinejad) send in busloads of paid agitators to interrupt challengers' speeches and make their own support look more substantial than it is. Barack Obama thought only to send Joe Biden, knowing that the throngs of supporters -- made up largely of reporters, anchormen, and their entourages -- would be provided for him by an all-in-for-Obama media aiming similarly to create a false impression of unflagging popularity. And they surely would have, had a little wind [Isaac] not sapped the brief courage of Delaware's big-talking Cowardly Lion. ....according to a 2011 PewResearch poll...
  • Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

    08/26/2012 4:55:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 178 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or make...
  • Obama in High Seas

    08/22/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has been a very rough patch for Our President, and I do believe it is going to get rougher still. Do not be surprised, as the month goes on and August runs into September, that his campaign budget becomes tighter. President Barack Obama is spending more money than he is raising. It will get worse. A president who mismanages the federal budget the way Obama does cannot be expected to manage his campaign budget much better. Lavish spending, it turns out, is a way of life for the community organizer who became our 44th president. Lavish spending...
  • Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence

    08/20/2012 4:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matt Barber
    To borrow from President Obama’s Black Nationalist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-baiting chickens “have come home to roost.” The hard-left group has become everything it presumes to expose. On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches (FRC recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements). The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he...
  • The FRC Shooting and Inflammatory Gay Rhetoric

    08/20/2012 4:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Within hours of the shooting of the security guard at the Family Research Council last Wednesday, more than 20 gay organizations issued a joint statement that they “utterly reject and condemn such violence.” This is highly commendable. Unfortunately, they did not utterly reject, condemn, or even acknowledge their potential role in helping to create the toxic environment that may have contributed to the shooting. Consider how shrill gay activist rhetoric has become. In June, after Southern Baptists reaffirmed marriage as the union of one man and one woman (for conservative Christians who base their faith on the Bible, a no...
  • Romney and Ryan Turn the Tables on Obama

    08/19/2012 10:32:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan was supposed to be a problem for the Republicans. So said a chorus of chortling Democrats. So said a gaggle of anonymous seasoned Republican operatives. All of which was echoed gleefully by mainstream media. The problem, these purveyors of the conventional wisdom all said, was Medicare -- to be more specific, the future changes in Medicare set out in the budget resolutions Ryan fashioned as House Budget Committee chairman and persuaded almost all House and Senate Republicans to vote for. But while Democrats licked their chops at the prospect of scaring old ladies that...
  • Reaction to Ryan: A Gap Between Mainstream America and Official Washington

    08/17/2012 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    One of the things Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures is a series of polling questions over the coming months asking voters what's more important: creating jobs or cutting government spending; helping the economy or cutting deficits; repealing the president's health care law or focusing on the economy. These questions reflect the way official Washington views the world, but they don't make sense in Mainstream America. In Washington, it's a given that more government spending is needed to help the economy. Most Americans hold the opposite view. So when you ask whether cutting spending or...