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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..."
  • Debate Questions from Lehrer - unfair, but worth a glance

    10/01/2004 3:49:14 PM PDT · by jrpascucci · 20 replies · 1,081+ views
    Random Transcript ^ | 9/30/2004 | Lehrer
    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? -- LEHRER: New question, two minutes, Senator Kerry. Colossal misjudgments. What colossal misjudgments, in your opinion, has President Bush...
  • The First Debate (Washington Post: Bush Won)

    10/01/2004 10:04:35 AM PDT · by COURAGE · 104 replies · 3,529+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 1, 2004 | Editors
    THE FIRST encounter between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry last night generated both heat and some illumination about the two candidates' positions on critical questions of foreign policy. Despite rules designed to curtail direct exchanges, there were, under Jim Lehrer's skillful moderation, pointed and serious arguments about Iraq, the threats from Iran and North Korea, U.S. alliances, and the meaning of the war on terrorism. Both the president and his challenger spoke forcefully and, occasionally, with passion: Mr. Bush dismissed Mr. Kerry's arguments as "absurd" and "ludicrous," while Mr. Kerry repeatedly accused the president of exercising bad judgment...
  • List of Lehrer's "QUESTIONS ONLY" from debate.

    10/01/2004 8:00:38 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 12 replies · 501+ views
    Oct. 1, 2004
    In order asked .......... To Kerry ... Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States? To Bush ... 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? To Kerry ... "Colossal misjudgments." What colossal misjudgments, in your opinion, has President Bush made in these areas? To Bush ... What about Senator Kerry's point, the comparison he drew between the priorities of going after Osama bin Laden and going after...
  • John Kerry's answers had the efficiency, grammar and formating of a prepared speech! Hmmm

    10/01/2004 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Bob Eimiller · 187 replies · 3,417+ views
    My Keyboard ^ | Oct 1 2004 | Robert Eimiller
    I suspect John Kerry had Jim Lehrer's questions in advance... The questions asked, the way they were phrased and the sequence in which they were asked gave him far too many opportunities to debunk every negative flip flop fact exposed during the campaign. He was so efficient and concise he even had the opportunity to weave domestic policy shots in a foreign policy debate.John Kerry's answers had the efficiency, grammar and formating of a prepared speech. After the CBS forgery episode the obvious media bias is glaring and so evident it's actually brazen in its scope.
  • The Debate: Jim Lehrer vs. President Bush OR John Kerry vs. John Kerry

    10/01/2004 7:46:28 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 16 replies · 1,492+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 1, 2004
    The pundits are already prognosticating about last night’s presidential debates. Many say John Kerry “won,” but that’s not yet entirely clear. Am I the only person who noticed Kerry’s constant smirking, nodding, head-shaking, and general smugness while the President answered questions? Didn’t anyone else notice Jim Lehrer’s loaded questions directed at President Bush? Maybe Kerry scored a few points for debating, but he certainly didn’t win the November election early. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 615 registered voters who viewed the debate showed that Kerry “fared better” than Bush, but also revealed that those same voters still preferred President Bush...
  • Lehrer interview w/Imus

    10/01/2004 7:42:22 AM PDT · by Joann37 · 7 replies · 790+ views
    Does anyone know if a transcript is available, or did anyone see, the Don Imus/Jim Lehrer interview? I've seen a few references to it in other postings, but would like to see the whole thing, if possible. I did a search and nothing came up. Thanks.
  • Lehrer Biased Questions (extracted from Transcript)

    10/01/2004 12:50:07 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 2,453+ views
    KATU ^ | Sept. 30, 2004 | Jim Lehrer
    Q 1 (to Kerry): Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States? Q 2 (to Bush): 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? Q 3 (to Kerry): "Colossal misjudgments." What colossal misjudgments, in your opinion, has President Bush made in these areas? Q 4 (to Bush): What about Senator Kerry's point, the comparison he drew between the priorities of going after Usama bin Laden and going after...
  • Lehrer Stacks Deck Against Bush

    10/01/2004 12:10:30 AM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 13 replies · 712+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Oct 1, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Lehrer Stacks Deck Against Bush Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer showed once again Thursday night why top aides to President Clinton used to call him "our moderator" when presidential debate time rolled around in 1996. The questions, which Lehrer announced at the outset had been authored exclusively by him, were supposed to help the American people determine which candidate would be a better steward of U.S. national security in a post-9/11 world. But there were no queries to Sen. Kerry about his long Senate record of voting against defense appropriations, or his sponsorship of a bill to cut CIA funding...
  • Lehrer's Bias in Presidential Debate- note the novel he wrote on this subject

    It probably just my inherent VRWC paranoia, but it seems as though Lehrer might have had an agenda in his questions. Numerous questions to President Bush were phrased in such a way as to put him on the defensive, requiring him to explain how he would correct what Lehrer implies are previous mistakes. Conversely, most of Kerry's questions were soft balls designed to let him reitrate his new and improved (and presumably final and solid) campaign talking points. I guess Kerry's two decades of Senate votes on matters effecting foreign affairs were not deemed germane to tonight's discussion of foreign...
  • Lehrer's Bias in Presidential Debate- Note the novel he wrote on this subject

    It probably just my inherent VRWC paranoia, but it seems as though Lehrer might have had an agenda in his questions. Numerous questions to President Bush were phrased in such a way as to put him on the defensive, requiring him to explain how he would correct what Lehrer implies are previous mistakes. Conversely, most of Kerry's questions were soft balls designed to let him reitrate his new and improved (and presumably final and solid) campaign talking points. I guess Kerry's two decades of Senate votes on matters effecting foreign affairs were not deemed germane to tonight's discussion of foreign...
  • Transcript & Video: Debate #1

    09/30/2004 10:47:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies · 996+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 0-30-04 | Transcript
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Foreign policy and homeland security were the focus of the first debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry. Following is a transcript of the debate. JIM LEHRER, ANCHOR AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR, PBS' "THE NEWSHOUR": Good evening from the University of Miami Convocation Center in Coral Gables, Florida. I'm Jim Lehrer of "The NewsHour" on PBS.
  • What If...?

    09/30/2004 10:16:27 AM PDT · by rpage3 · 6 replies · 485+ views
    None ^ | 9/30/04 | R. Page
    Okay folks, given the state of desperation the left is in, the CBS forged documents debacle, millions being spent by various leftist orgs and George Soros, the campaign by Springsteen, his band of idiots and Hollywood; is it not a distinct possibility that one or more of Kerry's willing accomplices in the media (think some producer type for Lehrer, Gibson, Schieffer and Ifill) will give him the questions for these debates BEFORE the debate?
  • 'And I Vow ...': Tips on Parsing Debate No. 1

    09/30/2004 6:08:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 363+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2004 | CARLA ANNE ROBBINS, ROBERT BLOCK, DAVID S. CLOUD, CHRISTOPHER COOPER and GREG JAFFE
    Ever since they were first televised in 1960, presidential debates have been at least as much about style as substance. Tonight's debate in Miami between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry over national-security issues -- the first of three between the presidential candidates -- should run true to form. At a time of supreme national insecurity, President Bush and Sen. Kerry have very different world views. The president is wary of entangling alliances and has taken heat for being willing to go mostly alone. Mr. Kerry is committed to alliances, though it isn't clear that allies who have held the...
  • News Anchors Gather At Harvard To Discuss Media And Politics

    09/22/2004 1:33:12 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 26 replies · 967+ views
    Harvard University Gazette ^ | July 26, 2004 | Beth Potier
    (VIDEO): News Anchors Gather At Harvard To Discuss Media And Politics 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) A politically polarized nation and corporate concerns have applied increasing pressure on the nation's major news broadcasters, top anchors told an audience at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) Sunday (July 25), but they are resisting such...
  • Mark Shields says Miller and Cheney lied about Kerry's "Forces deployed by UN" statement

    09/02/2004 5:23:32 AM PDT · by Drawsing · 38 replies · 2,121+ views
    pbs public tv | drawsing
    Last night after Cheney's speech on my local public tv channel, there was a short panel discussion with Jim Lehrer, Mark Shields and some other semi-conservative guy...I don't know his name. Anyway Shields said that Miller and Cheney had lied about Kerry's UN statement. Lehrer then turned to the "conservative" guy and asked him, "Well, was it a lie?". They guy laughed nervously and said, "Well it was a stretch...but they all do it."I seem to recall that this is not a lie, but something Kerry said or wrote early in his political career. Can someone point me to the...
  • O'Neill transcript on PBS Newshour

    08/20/2004 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Solson · 32 replies · 1,651+ views
    PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer ^ | 4-19-04 | PBS - Transcript
    KWAME HOLMAN: John Kerry has given his military record a principal role in his campaign for president. And at the Democratic Convention last month, Kerry featured prominently several veterans who attested to his bravery and leadership while commanding a swift boat in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.But earlier this month, a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth launched a TV ad charging Kerry with lying about his tour in Vietnam that led to three Purple Heart combat medals. The group is funded in part by a wealthy Republican donor; the ad ran this month in three battleground states: Ohio,...
  • Rather Literally Salutes Left-wing Media Critic (Transcript of Sunday's Anchorfest)

    07/29/2004 2:34:34 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 5 replies · 937+ views
    RatherBiased.com ^ | July 29, 2004, 16:34:01 EDT
    Appearing in a panel discussion of news anchors held at Harvard University earlier this week, Dan Rather defended himself against charges that he was liberally biased by quoting from a book by a left-wing media critic who also happened to be in the audience. After reciting some well-worn quotes from author Eric Alterman's book What Liberal Media?, Rather was almost scared out of his mind as someone from the audience called out "Give the source for that!" "Uh," Rather stammered, afraid that he'd be outed as a reader of a left-wing book on national television, "Pat Buchanan." "No," the audience...
  • The Candidates' Moment of Truth

    06/26/2004 7:26:04 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 25 June 2004 | Vincent Fiore
    The 9/11 Commission is completing its investigations into the events leading up to that fateful September day in 2001.  In late July, around the time of the Democratic National Convention, the commission will issue its report and recommendations.         For those expecting anything conclusive regarding Presidents Bush and Clinton in the way of definitive responsibility for 9/11, forget it.  This report will be the equivalent of most modern  presidential memoirs: hundreds of pages filled with sidebar commentary, bereft of any new insights into who did what and why.         Bush supporters will find fault with it, if only for the...
  • "The News Hour" tells a whopper.

    10/13/2003 4:53:25 PM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 38 replies · 141+ views
    The News Hour/self | 10/13/03 | MainFrame65(vanity)
    Their reporter who presents news about the media was discussing talk radio with the usual parade of liberal know-nothings. After acknowledging that Limbaugh had created the genre, and showing excerpts that were too short to convey any depth from Savage and Hannity, he let Al Franken have a few free shots at conservatives, and then announced that Rush Limbaugh's show would be on "hiatus" for the next month. Substitute hosting is decidedly NOT hiatus, of course, and I will not be misled, but the typical PBS listener might be.
  • Lehrer's Newshour Uses Our KIAs (vanity)

    03/31/2003 8:13:32 PM PST · by wildbill · 14 replies · 170+ views
    Wildbill | 03/31/2002 | Wildbill
    The PBS show NEWSHOUR with Tom Lehrer inaugurated a new, subtle, anti-war tactic tonight. They are showing the names and faces of our KIAs from the Iraq war in what they claim is a memorial to our war dead. Apparently they plan to repeat the litany each day with pictures of the accumulated war dead. Imagine the corrosive effect on US morale of showing these personal pictures each day as the battle toll rises. The media CAN defeat our noble purpose in Iraq. Remember VietNam. We won the battles of Tet in the field, but lost the war in the...
  • Martha Burke Gives Women a Bad Name

    03/17/2003 5:18:32 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 9 replies · 520+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 1, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    (OMED: Certain references to national socialism in the text below were taken directly from signs carried by pseudo-feminists in public demonstrations between 1960 and 2003.) Femi-Nazi Martha Burke, National Charwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations said during a mid-February PBS Lehrer News Hour interview, “Television is still a media run by men.” The interview itself was about the idiotic attack on the men’s golf club that hosts the Masters tournament (April 7-13), one of the most important competitions in the sport. The female fascists of the extreme left have already frightened half of America’s males into giving up...
  • Rush: Clinton's interview with Jim Lehrer (with link)

    03/14/2003 10:27:18 AM PST · by PhilipFreneau · 13 replies · 553+ views
    PBS News Hour ^ | 01/22/1998 | PBS News Hour
    Q: Now, Ambassador Richardson with the U.N., and others in the administration have said the military option -- just to pick up, just to continue your sentence -- the military option remains on the table. The Ambassador from Iraq to the U.N. was on our program recently and he pretty much acknowledged that Iraq is banking on that not being real, that the U.S. alone is not going to go in there and take out some suspected anthrax facility, particularly if it's in the palace where Saddam Hussein lives, et cetera, et cetera. CLINTON: The United States does not relish...
  • MOST COMPELLING ARGUMENTS NOT YET MADE FOR WAR WITH IRAQ

    01/25/2003 7:17:34 AM PST · by arthur003 · 33 replies · 530+ views
    THE NEWS HOUR ^ | 01/24/03 | Mark Shields and David Brooks
    JIM LEHRER: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of the Weekly Standard. David, how do you read these polls? The American public's reaction DAVID BROOKS: That's about what I find when I travel around the country. You go to even Republican areas you find people basically trust the president but they don't really know what it is about. I was even with a military group a couple weeks ago. Trust the president. Don't know what it's about. In part because of the complexity of the missile technology, is this a nuclear...
  • DRUDGE: PBS ANCHOR LEHRER SAYS NETWORK NEWS IS EXPENDABLE; RIPS KOPPEL

    05/19/2002 8:36:19 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 15 replies · 312+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5/19/02 | Matt Drudge
    "Maybe we are moving to a time when the major commercial broadcast networks, CBS and NBC as well as ABC, get out of the news business," PBS NEWSHOUR host Jim Lehrer declared last week. "They go about the business of entertaining and leave informing to others." Lehrer unleashed and unbuckled during an address at the University of Pennsylvania. So what if ABC hoped to replace NIGHTLINE with Letterman. "The fact is, the possible moving of one late night 30-minute television program does not mean the end of television news as we know it," Lehrer told the crowd, according to a...