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  • Tough reviews for Jim Lehrer as debate moderator

    10/04/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 126 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate) ^ | 10/4/12 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK — Jim Lehrer may be regretting his decision to come out of semi-retirement and moderate his 12th presidential debate. The veteran PBS anchor drew caustic social media reviews for his performance on Wednesday, with critics saying he failed to keep control of the campaign's first direct exchange between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The candidates talked over Lehrer's attempts to keep them to time limitations, and his open-ended questions frequently lacked sharpness. The tough assessments crossed party lines: Republican commentator Laura Ingraham wrote on Twitter that Lehrer seemed "a bit overwhelmed." Comic and Democratic activist Bill...
  • Presidential Debate - Romney and Obama - starts NOW

    10/03/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 479 replies
    Jim Lehrer moderating.
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • One Week Of Union Thuggery IGNORED By The Media

    03/02/2011 4:24:38 AM PST · by stratman1969 · 3 replies
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | March 1, 2011 | Marooned in Marin
    "Violent," "racist," "disruptive," "astroturf," "extremist." Those are some of the adjectives the Obama Lapdog Media and Democrats have used in the past two years against the Tea Party movement, although there is very little they can actually point to to make that case. Compare that to the media coverage of the union protests in Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker's budget proposals. Images of signs depicting the Governor as Hitler, Mussolini, or Mubarak were common, but not widely reported by the media. But the Democrat allied unions sunk to a lower level this past week. Let's just say it all started...
  • Not News: Brick Thrown Through Marion, OH GOP HQ Window

    04/05/2010 8:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 572+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 5, 2010 | Tom Blumer
    Tuesday, a brick was thrown though a window at the Republican Party's headquarters in Marion, Ohio, 50 miles north of Columbus. It would appear fans of Gateway Pundit would be about the only ones outside the local area who would know this. Virtually no other establishment media outlet has been involved in reporting on this incident. Meanwhile, the fact that a window was broken at Hamilton County, Ohio's Democratic headquarters was reported nationwide. Here are portions of the coverage at the Marion Star: 'Stop right wing' is message to local GOP Delivered via brick through HQ window Two Republican party...
  • Tom Lehrer: Prophet? "National Brotherhood Week"

    10/23/2008 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 28 replies · 572+ views
    One week of every year is designated National Brotherhood Week. This is just one of many such weeks honoring various worthy causes. One of my favorites is National Make-fun-of-the-handicapped Week which Frank Fontaine and Jerry Lewis are in charge of as you know. During National Brotherhood Week various special events are arranged to drive home the message of brotherhood. This year, for example, on the first day of the week Malcolm X was killed which gives you an idea of how effective the whole thing is. I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another and I...
  • Winner of the First Debate: Jim Lehrer

    09/28/2008 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 The winner of the first Presidential debate was moderator and PBS television personality Jim Lehrer. After earlier polls showing that most voters expect the moderators to be biased, 76% say Lehrer was neutral. Seven percent (7%) thought he tried to help Obama, 3% thought he tried to help McCain and 14% were not sure. Among those who watched the entire debate, 85% thought Lehrer maintained his neutrality. As for the candidates, 36% thought Obama won, 33% gave the advantage to McCain, and 31% were not sure. Partisans in the electorate lined up behind their candidate in...
  • MODERATORS FOR DEBATES ANNOUNCED

    08/05/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies · 222+ views
    FirstRead.MSNBC ^ | Aug. 5, 2008 | Mark Murray
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the moderators for the four presidential/vice presidential debates -- one of whom is NBC's own Tom Brokaw. First presidential debate Friday, September 26 The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. Jim Lehrer Executive Editor and Anchor, The NewsHour, PBS Vice presidential debate Thursday, October 2 Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Gwen Ifill Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, PBS Second presidential debate (town meeting) Tuesday, October 7 Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn. Tom Brokaw Special Correspondent, NBC News Third presidential debate Wednesday, October 15 Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Bob...
  • Debate Moderators Liberal...Again

    08/05/2008 10:15:39 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 39 replies · 257+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 5, 2008 | The GOPNation.com
    The moderators for the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates have been announced and once again they all have one thing in common: they are all liberal hacks from the main stream media. This year's questioners are NBC's Tom Brokaw, CBS' Bob Schieffer and PBS' Jim Lehrer and Gwen Iffl. Pathetic choices, again.
  • Why baby boomers can't change tunes

    05/20/2008 12:53:37 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 62 replies · 270+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | May 20. 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    Recently, I reviewed a new American history anthology. I was amused to find included in the book a generous selection of 1960s protest songs. Apparently, lyrics by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Country Joe MacDonald are making their way into the academic canon, and at least some professors seem to think these are “must-read” documents for our students. Well, maybe so. But if one really wants song lyrics that reflect the 1960s, I'd point my students instead to some of the songs from math professor and musical satirist Tom Lehrer. In terms of insight into America, Lehrer's “National...
  • Lehrer Says ‘News Hour’ Money Woes Are Worst Ever (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/19/2008 2:51:24 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 127+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 19, 2008 | Elizabeth Jensen
    It has been a rough few weeks for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS. In late April, Mr. Lehrer, who turns 74 on Monday, had aortic valve replacement surgery. He said he was recovering nicely and expects to be back on the air toward the end of June. But the nightly newscast’s funding situation could take longer to heal. In its 25 years on the air, “NewsHour” has had fallow budget periods, but none that equal the current one, Mr. Lehrer acknowledged. The financial squeeze was precipitated last summer when Archer Daniels Midland ended its 14-year sponsorship of the...
  • Rumsfeld: Terrorists Can Win Only in U.S., Media (Wish he'd mentioned the DemonRats too)

    12/09/2005 5:05:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 572+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – Enemies of a free Iraq recognize they can't win against the United States and the coalition on the battlefield, and the only way they can hope to win is in Washington, D.C., and through American public opinion, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 8. "They can't win over there," Rumsfeld said on PBS' "News Hour With Jim Lehrer." "The only place they can win it is in Washington, D.C., and they know that. They are working on it, and they are working it skillfully." In addition, the secretary said, "they lie" and use the...
  • Rumsfeld-Lehrer transcript

    12/08/2005 8:56:33 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 23 replies · 947+ views
    Newshour ^ | 8 December 2005 | PBS
    NEWSMAKER: DONALD RUMSFELD December 8, 2005 JIM LEHRER: And now to our Newsmaker interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Secretary, welcome. DONALD RUMSFELD: Thank you very much. JIM LEHRER: First, on some of the news items of today, there was a claim today that kidnappers had killed an American contractor in Iraq. Can you confirm that? DONALD RUMSFELD: I can't. We have claims by kidnappers and terrorists and beheaders, three or four a day, and it takes - anyone can say anything they want, and it gets carried across the globe in about five minutes. But till you...
  • RUMSFELD STUFFS OBSESSIVE RECITING OF POLL NUMBERS BY THE MSM IN THE FACE OF A LEADING NEWS ANCHOR

    12/08/2005 7:29:40 PM PST · by MikeA · 185 replies · 5,882+ views
    12/08/05 | MikeA
    Donald Rumsfeld was asked by Jim Lehrer on the News Hour on PBS just now if his low poll numbers bothered him. This was after one tiresome question after another about how the polls prove Americans hate Bush, the war in Iraq and everything else Republican-related. Rumsfeld came up with the best, in-your-face reply: "If you look where the news media is, it's down very low in the polls. If you want to get into public opinion polls, people in that business are right down near the bottom. You know that. Does it bother you?" Lehrer looked embarrassed and could...
  • Rumsfeld Interview On PBS

    12/08/2005 4:31:31 PM PST · by angkor · 6 replies · 473+ views
    PBS ^ | 12/08/05 | N/A
    Heads up. Rumsfeld in a great interactive interview with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Almost done now, hoping for a repeat later or on online video.
  • On eve of DNC Convention, news anchors gather at KSG to discuss media and politics

    11/26/2004 4:30:34 AM PST · by risk · 30 replies · 2,310+ views
    Harvard GAzette/Harvard News Office ^ | 2004/08.26 | Beth Potier
    HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES Some of TV's major news anchors gathered on Sunday (July 25) at the Kennedy School of Government to discuss 'The Press and the Election.' Among the high-profile panelists were Judy Woodruff (CNN) (from left), Dan Rather (CBS), Jim Lehrer (PBS), Peter Jennings (ABC), and Tom Brokaw (NBC). (Staff photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News Office) On eve of Democratic National Convention, news anchors gather at KSG to discuss media and politics Shorenstein Center panel convenes Brokaw, Jennings, Lehrer, Rather, Woodruff By Beth Potier Harvard News Office A politically polarized nation and corporate concerns have applied increasing pressure on...
  • First Debate Bias - Kerry - Bush

    10/14/2004 12:50:08 AM PDT · by Anita1 · 6 replies · 649+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Thursday, September 30, 2004 Posted: 11:51 PM EDT (0351 GMT)
    • Question 3 -- What 'misjudgments' has Bush made? • Question 4 -- Who's top target, bin Laden or Saddam? • Question 6 -- When should troops come home? • Question 7 -- Are U.S. soldiers dying for a mistake? • Question 8 -- What was the 'miscalculation' in Iraq? • Question 9 -- When has Bush misled the public? • Question 10 -- Has the war been worth the loss of life? • Question 11 -- When will the war in Iraq end? • Question 12 -- Would Bush lead another pre-emptive war?
  • Jim Lehrer: A Performance Worse Than Bush

    10/06/2004 10:48:57 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 13 replies · 2,081+ views
    AIM.org ^ | 10-6-04 | Julian Tepper
    Whether or not you think the debate last Thursday was fair depends on how you view the purpose of the debate process. If you see as its purpose, to examine President Bush's performance regarding events that have not gone perfectly, to give him a chance to explain and to give Senator Kerry an opportunity to criticize and state how he could do better, then you should have found the first debate fair. If you see as its purpose, to let us learn what goals the President and the Senator have in mind for the next four years and to let...
  • Bush-Kerry Debate - moderator Jim Lehrer, Fair and Balanced? You Decide.

    10/01/2004 8:53:40 PM PDT · by Enlightiator · 144 replies · 2,970+ views
    Sept. 30, 2004 - Presidential Debate - Lehrer's Questions Based on transcript at: http://www.katu.com/printstory.asp?ID=71504 ------- LEHRER: Good evening, Mr. President, Senator Kerry. As determined by a coin toss, the first question goes to you, Senator Kerry. You have two minutes. Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States? LEHRER: New question, Mr. President, two minutes. Do you believe the election of Senator Kerry on November the 2nd would increase the chances of the U.S. being hit by another 9/11-type terrorist attack? [Loaded question. Note how different...
  • Lehrer Won Bush-jfk Debate 2004/Hewitt (CBS) Won Kennedy-Nixon Debate 1960

    10/01/2004 7:40:53 PM PDT · by huac · 25 replies · 1,056+ views
    First Liberties.Com ^ | 27Apr04 | James Hirsen
    "Hewitt is the originator and longtime producer of "60 Minutes," the most successful TV news magazine program ever. Less known is the fact that Hewitt is the man who produced the first televised presidential debate between then-candidates John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Nixon's campaign later claimed that Hewitt had cleverly switched the cameras to Nixon every time he frowned or wiped his sweaty brow. Nixon looked nervous and Kennedy looked the statesman, thanks to Don Hewitt. Hewitt is also the guy who helped rescue Bill Clinton's candidacy..."