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  • Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates? (Talk about a joke..)

    02/28/2010 9:01:06 AM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies · 1,547+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-28-10 | Mike Calderone
    Over the past few weeks, the world has learned quite enough about John Edwards – from the lies he told in trying to cover up an adulterous affair to the compulsive vanity that left some people close to him questioning his judgment and even his grip on reality. Democrats who seriously considered making Edwards the party’s 2008 presidential nominee could be forgiven for asking: Now you tell us? The revelations about Edwards, contained in two best-selling books, have undermined one of the favorite conceits of political journalism, that the intensive scrutiny given candidates by reporters during a presidential campaign is...
  • Palin attracts Fort Wayne throng (and give media whatfor)

    11/19/2009 12:58:13 PM PST · by STARWISE · 50 replies · 3,655+ views
    Politco ^ | 11-19-09 | Andy Barr
    By sunrise Thursday, more than 500 people had lined up here in a wet Indiana supermarket parking lot in hopes of sharing a brief moment with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Despite the fact that most in line had to stand outside Meijer’s, a big box grocer and retailer with 31 checkout lanes, Palin’s fans waited patiently and politely, flipping through the pages of her new memoir “Going Rogue” as they chanted “Sarah, Sarah” and took turns getting coffee and donuts. Like the conservative icon that some had driven a considerable distance to meet, the otherwise buoyant crowd harbored hard...
  • Obama Meets With Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow

    10/22/2009 3:34:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies · 2,693+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-22-09 | Neil Sheppard
    A day after key White House officials declared the Fox News Channel wasn't a news organization, President Obama met with MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Talk about your delicious hypocrisy. Fittingly, the news was broken by FNC's Bret Baier during Tuesday's "Special Report" (video embedded below the fold with transcript, relevant section at 1:45, h/t Hot Air via NBer Thomas Stewart): BRET BAIER, HOST: And finally, during this morning's off-camera White House briefing with reporters, ABC's Jake Tapper asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about the ongoing White House attacks on FOX News Channel. After being asked about the...
  • Fox News soars in ratings -- Bill O'Reilly rolls on

    09/06/2009 2:08:42 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 3,216+ views
    ZonTV-Baltimore Sun ^ | 9-2-09 | David Zurawik
    The August ratings are out, and once again, the ratings for the Fox News Channel are phenomenal. Rather than throwing a million pieces of data that every channel is spinning into madness, I ask you to consider just this one: On Sunday night, the third episode of AMC's highly-publicized and much-discussed series, "Mad Men," drew an audience of 1.6 million viewers at 10 p.m. when it debuted. Throughout the month of August, Fox News Channel averaged an audience of 2.29 million viewers during every single hour of prime time. And some nights, Bill O'Reilly drew an audience twice as large...
  • Last of Saddam's WMD ( that which wasn't moved to Syria before the war) secreted to Canada.

    07/01/2009 8:05:27 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 16 replies · 1,715+ views
    ( The media and the democrats knew all along Saddam had WMD...we sent an engraved invite we were coming three months in advance, of course he moved his WMD to Syria----but the bloodthirsty "Bush Lied" chorus was allowed to perpetuate to destroy Bush) Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada updated 6:57 p.m. ET, Sat., July 5, 2008 The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a...
  • Video - Chicago Tea Party that Susan Roesgen Missed

    04/16/2009 1:25:50 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 1,101+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4-16-09 | How The World Works
    This is a 20 minute video from the Chicago Tea PartyPics from the event, at which crowd estimates range from 1,000 to 5-10,000, (in case you didn't hear that from the lamestream, praise-almighty-obama-all-the-time 'journalists.')
  • Fox teas up a tempest (the Beltway is pouting, FNC slammed)

    04/15/2009 9:59:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 3,424+ views
    Politico ^ | 4-15-09 | Michael Calderone
    On “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday morning, Fox News host Megyn Kelly declared that “it’s tea party time, from sea to shining sea.” A short while later, “anti-tax tea parties” rose to the top of the network’s Hot List. In between, Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins — who earlier this week donned colonial garb as he traced the history of the tea party movement — reported on a tea party protest in Washington’s Lafayette Park. Meanwhile, Fox hosts Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren were all preparing for their own on-the-scene reports from tea parties around the country....
  • Palin Pal's Scientology Push (triple whammy diss - Greta's husband)

    03/28/2009 11:03:02 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies · 1,637+ views
    NYPost ^ | 3-28-09
    A FRIEND of Sarah Palin who has been described as an unpaid political adviser to her was once behind a failed scheme to establish the Church of Scientology as a major Washington, DC, power player, according to Gawker.com. The site reports that John Coale launched a plan back in 1986 called FLAGG PAC, which was intended to "create power" for Scientology in Washington.
  • Rush Limbaugh A Weekend Cable Draw

    03/03/2009 9:14:29 AM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 947+ views
    When Rush Limbaugh speaks... Fox News and CNN each aired Limbaugh's keynote speech to the CPAC Saturday afternoon. It was the biggest draw all weekend on cable news. • From 4:46pm-6:20pmET Fox News averaged 511,000 A25-54 demo viewers and 2.22M Total Viewers. The network peaked at 6pm with 602,000/2.73M. FNC also produced an hour Sunday night at 9pmET with speech highlights which drew 454,000/1.66M. It was Sunday's most-watched cable news hour. • CNN added another 222,000 demo viewers and 932,000 Total Viewers for their Limbaugh coverage from 4:47pm - 6:12pm. • MSNBC stayed with their documentary programming which, from 4pm-7pm,...
  • [Edwards] Affair Put Press in A Touchy Situation

    08/10/2008 8:50:21 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 52 replies · 135+ views
    The Washington Post | August 11, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 11, 2008; Page C01 The whispered allegations about John Edwards were an open secret that was debated in every newsroom and reported by almost none. The story of Edwards's affair with a former campaign aide became so widely known -- what a Slate blogger called "undernews" -- that by last week there seemed little point in the mainstream media gatekeepers' keeping it isolated outside their moat. And yet, even as some national news organizations tried halfheartedly to confirm the tawdry tale, they ignored it in public -- wary of the National...
  • Wallace: Dems are 'fools' to boycott Fox

    12/11/2007 8:59:26 AM PST · by STARWISE · 54 replies · 163+ views
    The Politico ^ | 12-10-07 | Michael Calderone
    When Chris Wallace replaced Tony Snow as the host of “Fox News Sunday” in December 2003, the network appeared to take a more moderate approach to Sunday talk. Unlike Snow, a former Republican speechwriter, Wallace’s broadcasting résumé included nearly three decades at mainstream media staples ABC and NBC. And Wallace even snagged Howard Dean — who hadn’t been on the Fox network in five years — as his first guest; fellow presidential hopefuls John F. Kerry, Dick Gephardt and John Edwards rounded out the month. But this election cycle, said Wallace, some Democrats aren’t “playing ball” with him — or...