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  • Media Screwing Up Reports On The AR-15 During Mass Shootings Isn’t New,

    06/19/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Orlando attack was horrifying. A sick individual who pledged allegiance to ISIS over the phone and on social media senselessly gunned down 49 people inside Pulse nightclub in what has become the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He used a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle, which is an AR-15-style rifle that has similar features, but uses a different operating system. It was not an AR-15 rifle as originally reported. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop members of the media from bashing the AR-15 because that’s the firearm liberal want to ban. More importantly, it’s the firearm that President Obama wants to ban, despite...
  • CBS reporter arrested at Trump rally: 'I've never seen anything like what I'm witnessing'

    03/12/2016 3:32:43 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 49 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/12/2016 | Ahiza Garcia and Brian Stelter
    The president of CBS News is standing by one of the network's journalists who was arrested outside a Donald Trump rally that was canceled amid violence between Trump supporters and protesters. David Rhodes tweeted that journalist Sopan Deb, who was covering the rally at the University of Illinois' Chicago campus on Friday, was handcuffed and charged with resisting arrest. "On tape you see he did not resist, identified himself as working press," Rhodes said in his tweet. CBS News also aired footage of the rally and of Deb's arrest, which he managed to capture on tape. In the accompanying article,...
  • The Pesky Media and News Stories They Won't Tell You About

    11/07/2015 1:06:36 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 7,2015 | American Faith Today
    I almost feel like today is a show based on the title of a Kevin Trudeau book. As a matter of fact, when he gets released from prison in 6 or 7 years, he could reinvent himself as a conservative commentator or author and write a book, "News Stories They Don't Want You To Know About." But naturally, I digress. Even without talking, I digress. It's a huge problem. Anyway, today's show deals a little bit with the Ben Carson attack and backlash, and along not necessarily those lines but along the lines of sharing stories that I feel have...
  • CNBC Debate Exec Held Three Positions In Clinton Administration

    11/01/2015 2:29:48 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 53 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 31,2015 | Patrick Howley
    The CNBC executive who oversaw the disastrous Republican presidential debate is a former Clinton White House staffer, Breitbart News has learned. Brian Steel, senior vice president of communications at CNBC, was the second highest-ranking network official at Wednesday night’s debate in Colorado after only CNBC CEO Mark Hoffman. Steel was described by an insider as the “executive on hand” for the debate, which was marked by the moderators’ partisan attacks and gotcha questions for the Republican candidates. Brian Steel worked in Bill Clinton’s White House as a domestic policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore. His White House gig was...
  • Bill Clinton: “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate”

    05/05/2015 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The Western Free Press ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jennifer Glen
    Bill Clinton was interviewed by NBC News, discussing Hillary’s run, their foundation, and the income he makes from speeches. The Clintons have certainly stuck with the narrative of being average people. He defends his half million dollar speaking fees with “I gotta pay our bills,” and “it’s the most independence I can get.” While there in nothing wrong with his right to earn a living by fetching great sums for his appearances, the Clintons really need to stop pretending they are one of the “little people.” And whenever they get caught being rich, they throw in a something about being...
  • The Assassination of Scott Walker By The Coward Liberal Media

    02/13/2015 12:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew this was coming: liberal attacks on Gov. Scott Walker for not having a college degree. In 1990, Walker decided to drop out of Marquette University during the spring semester of his senior year - a decision that’s mystified the political left. But then there’s former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who–as Dan wrote–basically questioned Walker’s intelligence: "This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the...
  • Only Propaganda Is 'Good Journalism'?

    09/25/2013 4:52:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | Septembers 25, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Why are liberals in so much denial about liberal bias in the news? Why do they think they're bending over backward to be "objective" doing that which Republicans see as partisan activism? Daniel Froomkin of the Huffington Post -- formerly of The Washington Post -- suggests an answer. He is exactly the kind of liberal agitator in the newsroom who wants every news story to be a blazing editorial. Every reporter must divide the world clearly between Liberal Sense and Conservative Nonsense. His latest article is titled, "Writing a Neutral Story About Something So Heartless As the Food Stamp Vote...
  • 5 of the Most Hysterical Liberal Overreactions To Criticism of Obama

    08/20/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | John Hawkins
    When George Bush was in office, liberals regularly compared him to Hitler, speculated that he was behind 9/11, fantasized about murdering him and generally talked about him like he was the Son of Satan. This was called "speaking the truth to power." Then Barack Obama came into office and ironically, dissent isn't so patriotic anymore. Suddenly these same people became angry, humorless scolds who believe that the President of United States is beyond criticism. Of course, the truth is that they haven't changed at all; they're just hypocrites. If you want to see how hypocritical and oversensitive to criticism they...
  • CNN Never Mentions 'Obama' in Article on Joblessness

    08/15/2013 9:05:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 15, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The headline at CNN Money was, "Why America's Youth Aren't Finding Jobs." If you expected an analysis of how and why President Barack Obama's policies hurt the job market for the young, think again. Believe it or not, CNN wrote a piece, supposedly explaining the tight job market, without using the following words: Obama, Obama administration, taxes, regulations, "stimulus" program or, of course, ObamaCare. Stunning. Apparently, CNN believes the country has been on autopilot for the last five years, with policy decisions by the White House having no effect, for good or for ill. Since CNN will not, let's examine...
  • Trayvon Martin's run-ins with the law few knew, ignored by U.S. media

    07/15/2013 8:22:55 AM PDT · by KevinWhiteman ^ | July 14, 2013 | TK Whiteman
    Not only did the media and law enforcement cover up Trayvon Martin’s criminal record — the attack on Zimmerman and subsequent show trial brought systemic corruption to light and led to the takedown of senior officials. Much thanks to Andrea Shea King, Pat Dollard and The Last Refuge (who has done yeoman’s work on this case):
  • Liberal Media Bias? Don't Make Bob Herbert Laugh!

    04/27/2013 9:54:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    It's enough to make you wonder whether Bob Herbert inhabits the same planet as the rest of us. Appearing on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning, former New York Times columnist Herbert literally laughed out loud at the notion that American media leans liberal. According to Herbert, the bias in the American media is "overwhelmingly" to the right. Herbert's snicker came in response to a statement by New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, also an MH-P guest. Chozick recently wrote an article reporting on the Koch brothers' possible interest in buying the Tribune Company, which among other media outlets owns...
  • MSNBC's Attitude Toward Terrorism Earns Them This Logo Redesign

    04/19/2013 10:25:43 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
    On Monday Chris Matthews was free to speculate that the Boston Bomber was some right-winger because it was on tax day.Now that we know the (still suspected) bombers are Muslim with possible ties to radical Islam (which some would argue is redundant) Chuck Todd (also at MSNBC)  doesn't want to draw any conclusions.Amazing. I used to think they thought WE were stupid, but now I know THEY are stupid and we're just victims of it.
  • Liberal Media Bias: Romney Bashing ... in a Music Article

    04/02/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 14 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/2/13 | EricTheRed
    Mitt Romney-bashing -- 5 months after the fricking election -- in an on-line pop music article.The site is called Pop Dust. And this snippet comes out of an article about the 10 richest musicians of all time: 3. Bono: $600 millionPaul Hewson is known as much for his global diplomacy and forays into venture capital as U2’s music. His investment in Facebook’s IPO—via his Elevation Partners private equity firm—didn’t make him a billionaire, but U2’s “360 Tour” grossed nearly $800 million between 2009 and 2011, making it the biggest tour ever. (2005-06’s “Vertigo” tour is fifth on that list.) Combine that with Bono’s many...
  • The Liberal National Media Admittedly "Culture of Like Minds"

    09/16/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 16, 2012 | Lamar Smith
    It is not often that members of the liberal national media admit their biases. Americans know that the media is not impartial and that objectivity is not a priority when reporting on current events. Americans need and deserve a balanced media. The New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane gave us insight into the Times’ liberal slant in his final column after two years with the newspaper. He criticizes the Times for being “powerfully shaped by a culture of like minds.” The members of the liberal national media are surrounded by others who share their beliefs and political prejudices. This...
  • Halperin: No Liberal Bias In Saying Exclusion Of God From DNC Platform No Big Deal

    09/06/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Methinks the MSMer doth protest too much. If Mark Halperin weren't keenly aware that he was about to try to whitewash a huge vulnerability for the Democrats, why would he have prefaced his remark with the disclaimer that he and others weren't showing liberal bias by claiming it was no big deal? But that's exactly what Halperin did this on today's Morning Joe. The show rolled a rolled of the DNC delegates clearly voting against putting God and Jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-Israel back in the platform from which they had been removed. We then saw the convention chairman fraudently declare that two-thirds had...
  • Liberal Media Bias: 2,000 U.S. Troop Deaths in Afghanistan - Only CBS Reports

    06/22/2012 6:06:33 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 9 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/22/12 | EricTheRed
    Oh, you didn't know that this week we hit the 2,000 marker of troops killed in Afghanistan? If you get your news from ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or PBS you probably don't. They didn't report it. To its credit, only CBS covered it. [h/t Tim Graham at NewsBusters]Compare that to DBF* media coverage when that grim milestone was reached in Iraq. On that day in October, 2005, those channels devoted significant time discussing it, as well as opining how it would negatively affect then-President Bush's popularity. In fact, it was with a very noticeable relish that the DBF media clocked war deaths...
  • Liberal Media Bias: <i>NY Times'</i> Almond Laments Right-Wing Media Hate, etc.

    06/12/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 9 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/12/12 | EricTheRed
    <p>Oy, what a glutton for punishment I am. I’m about to do something that’s painful but necessary: deconstruct an article published in the Magazine of this past weekend’s NY Times. Its author Steve Almond is given this valuable real estate to recycle the oft-argued claim that Fox News and the conservative talk radio are poisoning the political debate in this country. He then takes the argument one step further by saying he and his poor fellow liberals have been getting suckered into empowering and legitimizing them, and urges them should stop.</p>
  • Fox Business News Calls Muppets Communist; Debate Goes Viral

    12/05/2011 5:18:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/05/2011 | Paul Bond
    Fox Business News Calls Muppets Communist; Debate Goes Viral A segment on the network was highlighted by Media Matters, reigniting a conversation about whether or not there are political messages in children's movies. If you Googled news about “Muppets” on Monday you were treated to hundreds of news stories and blog items debating whether Disney’s lovable creatures were Communists or not. You can thank Fox Business News and Media Matters for that. Eric Bolling of Follow the Money set the stage on Friday when he hosted a 7-minute segment that argued that The Muppets film – featuring bad-guy oilman Tex...
  • Morning Joe's All-Liberal Lineup

    10/21/2011 7:00:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes, a show's guest list is enough to illuminate its liberal bias. Take today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough has previously spoken of the show's prevailing 10:1 ratio of liberal to conservative guests. But the show took matters that silly millimeter longer today, with a lineup utterly devoid of any Republican or conservative guests, to wit: Katty Kay--BBC John Heilemann--New York magazine Mike Barnicle--former Kennedy-clan aide Carl Bernstein --Vanity Fair, formerly of Washington Post Eugene Robinson--Washington Post David Gregory--NBC host, Meet the Press Al Sharpton--MSNBC host, activist Touré --MSNBC contributor, truther Video and more here.
  • Politico's Top Stories Suggest Site's Liberal Tilt

    10/10/2011 5:18:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Politico's "Daily Digest" is an email the blog blasts out in the morning, touting the day's top stories. As a subscriber, this NewsBuster was struck by the left-friendly tilt of five out this morning's six featured stories. To be sure, "Post-recession income falls" is not good for President Obama, reporting as it does that Americans' incomes have fallen faster during his presidency than they did even in the depths of the recession. But every other story would surely be welcome at the White House. Here are the stories, in the order they appear in the email:
  • Liberal Media Bias: Is There Anything the NY Times Gets Right?

    09/02/2011 7:51:47 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 8 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 9/2/11 | EricTheRed_VM
    It's bad enough NY Times lets editorialists like Paul Krugman rant hypocritically about Republicans being against science, or that Frank (Ain't That) Rich and Moron (oh sorry, Maureen) Dowd have free reign to write their own nonsensical screeds. But the bigger problem is that their news writers also inhabit a fact-deficient leftist bubble. Mona Charen has an article out today aptly called "Don't Confuse Us With Facts; We're The New York Times". She writes in part: An Aug. 31, 2011, story by Al Baker covers a federal judge's ruling that a case challenging the New York Police Department's, NYPD, "stop and frisk"...
  • Video of the Day (7/12/11): Laura Ingraham Smacks Matt Lauer Down

    07/13/2011 9:00:48 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 21 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/13/11 | EricTheRed
    In the far left corner, in Commie-pinko shorts with a yellow hammer and sickle in the upper left corner and that stupid circular Obama logo in the middle: The Today show's Matt Lauer.And in the far right corner, wearing a Wonder Woman-like outfit of red, white, and blue: conservative pundit Laura Ingraham.Matt: Left hook: President Obama talks about shared sacrifice. Where is the shared sacrifice going to come from on the Republican side? Laura: Ducks. Right jab to the gut: Is his shared sacrifice the fact that he canceled his Montana vacation last weekend? ... Even the Associated Press yesterday said the...
  • Listen & Learn: Mark Levin Destroys <em>Time</em>'s Stengel on Constitution Article (6/23/11)

    06/28/2011 1:07:44 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Vocal Minority via Mark Levin ^ | 6/28/11 | EricTheRed
    I had hoped that The Great One would deconstruct the disastrously flawed main article from the upcoming issue of Time magazine. Sure enough, he spent last Thursday addressing it part by part.The article in question was about whether the Constitution is relevant anymore and was written by Time's managing editor who, despite his having been the CEO of something called the National Constitution Center, is amazingly ignorant of one of the nation's seminal documents. I posted about it too on Friday, after it appeared on-lineThese 24 minutes are crucial to absorb for those who are battling clueless Constitution-hating leftists who...
  • Same-sex marriage, cancer, and fig leaves

    06/25/2011 6:03:10 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 18 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 25 June | Olasky
    ...The (AP) article quoted nine people, all ecstatic about the new gay right. Queens teacher Eugene Lovendusky was typical: “I am spellbound. I’m so exhausted and so proud that the New York State Senate finally stood on the right side of history.” Reporter Karen Zraick even quoted one official saying the new law is “good news” for city tourism. But what about the AP’s “Statement of Ethical Principles”? The first sentence under the heading “Integrity” states, “The newspaper should strive for impartial treatment of issues and dispassionate handling of controversial subjects.” Impartiality and dispassionate handling were nowhere in evidence yesterday...
  • Liberal Media Bias: Time Mag. to Constitution: Drop Dead

    06/24/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 21 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/24/11 | EricTheRed
    To quote a certain president, “let me be perfectly clear”: Liberals hate the Constitution because it obstructs their ability to control and manipulate the populace. They only care about the Constitution when a liberal activist judge concocts completely new meanings out of it, such as “the separation of church and state” the “right to privacy (i.e., abortion) or the right for foreign illegal enemy combatants to get civil protections, habeas corpus rights, etc. Probably the only document liberals hate more than the Constitution is the Bible, but that’s another topic for another blog post.The latest embarrassment comes from the editor...
  • Liberal Media Bias: A Tale of Two Johns at ABC News

    06/03/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/3/11 | EricTheRed
    Bob Woodruff et al. just reported this on John Edwards Indicted By Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy and False Statements ... Pretty serious. But I noticed something interesting about the article having read it in its entirety: Number of paragraphs: 24. Number of words: 947. Number of instances Edwards’ party affiliation is mentioned: ZERO.Think that if the indicted was a Republican, Woodruff and friends wouldn’t have told us? Lest one think this it’s wrong to make a generalization from a single article, ABC News’ story about Edwards from yesterday (also by Woodruff, et al.) also fails to mention his...
  • Unemployment fell in April in most metro areas (AP Spin Alert!)

    06/01/2011 2:42:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 17 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 06/01/11 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation's largest cities in April. The unemployment rate dropped in 339 metro areas in April, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It rose in 20 cities and remained unchanged in 13. It was the most cities to see a decline in a year. Many of the areas with the steepest declines are tourist destinations, such as Ocean City, N.J., where hotels and tourist attractions add workers for the summer season.
  • Liberal Media Bias: Constantly Expecting "Unexpected" Economic News

    05/30/2011 4:52:29 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 5 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 5/30/11 | EricTheRed
    Here's a topic that I'm glad someone has written about. Michael Barone at National Review Online provides numerous examples (hat-tipping Instapundit) of dire economic news is always "surprising" or "unexpected" by the so-called experts incessantly cited by the DBF* media. Barone notes this is the trend at least when at least when a Democrat is controlling the purse strings. Consider: “New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed,” reported May 25. “Personal consumption fell,” Business Insider reported the same day, “when it was expected to rise.” “Durable goods declined 3.6 percent last month,” Reuters reported May 25, “worse than...
  • AP survey: Only oil shock can stop economy now

    04/26/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2011 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American economy is now strong enough to withstand Middle East turmoil and the Japanese nuclear crisis. Only a big rise in the price of oil could stop it now. Those are the findings of an Associated Press survey of leading economists, who are increasingly confident in a recovery that is nearly two years old. They expect the economy to grow faster every quarter this year.
  • Listen & Learn: El Rushbo's Tax Day Exegesis (4/18/11)

    04/20/2011 8:56:13 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 1 replies
    Vocal Minority via Rush ^ | 4/20/11 | EricTheRed
    On Monday (tax day!) Rush spent a good portion of the show talking about Obama's economically-illiterate and ideology-driven "tax the rich" speech as well as the DBF* media's equally illiterate and ideological tax day coverage, such as that from dinosaur left-wing propagandists Bob Schieffer and Christiane Amanpour Rush then lays out the facts about the distribution of income tax payment in the United States. Most important is his conclusion: The reason Obama and the hard left that have taken over the Democrat Party are so hell-bent on raising taxes on "the rich" is not to balance the budget, not to...
  • Name That Party: AP Stops Tagging Troubled 'Centrist' Wu As a Dem

    02/28/2011 9:25:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Oregon residents and news followers nationwide can be forgiven for shaking their heads over the Associated Press's latest item on the misadventures of Congressman David Wu. All of a sudden he's apparently not a Democrat -- well, at least he's not identified as such by the wire service's Jonathan J. Cooper. (Snip) The theory here is that now that Wu's woes have become a more prominent national story, the AP has decided that the party identification of Wu should came to a halt, lest readers get their minds polluted with the craaaaazy idea that politicians in various forms of trouble
  • Why is NPR Trying to Encourage "Climate Migration"

    02/17/2011 7:51:06 PM PST · by Involuntary Servitude · 7 replies
    My Involuntary Servitude ^ | February 17, 2011 | Involuntary Servitude
    Here's a link to a story I heard on the way to work this morning. Click on "Listen to the Story" from Morning Edition at the top and click to around 6:25 to listen to the NPR's smug correspondent literally trying to convince islanders from Kiribati to leave their homes because of climate change. Here's the money quote: "I told him and his wife that the earth has gotten warmer, that glaciers are melting, that sea levels have already risen, but nothing changed their minds . . ." Listen about 30 seconds before too, though, so you get to hear...
  • Rachel Maddow Sexualizes Christine O'Donnell [MSNBC's Deranged MadCow Strikes Again!]

    09/15/2010 11:42:12 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/15/10 | William A. Jacobson
    Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware primary last night, and within minutes (literally) über liberal Rachel Maddow started running video and commentary on MSNBC about O'Donnell's views on masturbation. The pretext for sexualizing O'Donnell was a 1996 video in which O'Donnell was interviewed about her conservative Christian views on sex. Before Maddow's post, the subject mostly was the subject of left-wing bloggers, but Maddow took it mainstream on MSNBC's primetime coverage. An almost 15-year old video was all the excuse Maddow needed to take the story national. Because the fate of the nation turns on whether O'Donnell masturbates, at least to...
  • ‘Machete’ Review: Dull, Convoluted, Racist and Anti-American [a film only LaRaza could love]

    09/05/2010 4:00:46 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 09/04/10 | Jim Nolte
    Director Robert Rodriguez’s spoof trailer for Machete was easily the best part of his and Quentin Tarantino’s failed attempt to return to those glorious days of early ‘70s exploitation flicks with 2007’s Grindhouse. And it made sense that the fan reaction would eventually result in a feature film the director has wanted to make since the mid-nineties. If nothing else, Rodriguez is as famous for delivering low-budget, high concept genre films as he is for directing them. He’s even better at marketing himself and his latest project, exploiting to the hilt an intriguing concept that, unfortunately, usually fails to pay...
  • Going Mad in Herds [MoDo so very, VERY disappointed in us; BARF ALERT!]

    08/22/2010 8:25:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/21/10 | Maureen Dowd
    At the Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard, the sojourning President Obama bought a few books, including “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. It was for his daughter, but it may have also conjured a sweet memory for the beleaguered president. Only a couple of years ago, when he was campaigning, Obama inspired comparisons with the noble lawyer Atticus Finch. Now, after flipping about on some hot-button issues, most recently the plan for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero, he’s more likely to be painted by disillusioned supporters as Atticus Flinch. The bookstore gave the...
  • Olbermann Rips 'Racist' Nugent for Speaking at Beck Rally He's NOT Going To

    08/22/2010 5:25:37 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/21/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Keith Olbermann on Friday evening once again stuck his foot in his mouth on national television when he bashed Ted Nugent for appearing at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally next Saturday. Problem is Nugent is booked at the Boise Knitting Factory Concert House that night, and won't be attending the Beck event. But this actually wasn't the only fact Olbermann got wrong on MSNBC's "Countdown," for he also accused Nugent of making racist remarks while giving a concert in Dubuque, Iowa, a few weeks ago. Turns out this was flatly contradicted by an eyewitness (video follows with transcript and commentary):...
  • Top Ten Most Left-Biased American Journalists – #7: Howard Fineman, Newsweek

    07/16/2010 4:23:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies ^ | July 16, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we continue our Summer series of the most left-biased journalists working in the Old Media today, it’s time for number seven on the list. We’ve done Cable TV, we’ve done a wire service, and we’ve done a newspaper, so now it’s time to turn our attention to the wonderful world of magazines where we find a worthy candidate in Howard Fineman of Newsweek.
  • CBS Host Admits Levi Johnston Apology 'Highly Under-Reported' [Gee, ya think...?]

    07/09/2010 9:13:30 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/09/10 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill confessed Levi Johnston's apology for making false statements about the Palin family was "highly under-reported." During the 'Early Wrap' segment, Hill told a panel of media pundits: "My favorite story of the week, which was highly that Levi Johnston came out and said....Some things he said about the Palin family were not true."It's interesting that Hill used the phrase "under-reported," when CBS did not cover Johnston's admission at all since he made the statement in a Tuesday interview with People Magazine. Meanwhile, the network, and the Early Show in particular,...
  • Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")

    06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies ^ | 06/26/10 | Matt Welch
    Are there any groups you won't go after?We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families. Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back ...Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific. [...]
  • Listen & Learn: El Rushbo Corrects Media on 2 Things He Didn't Say (5/4 & 5/5/10)

    05/07/2010 1:21:36 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 5 replies · 545+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 5/7/10 | EricTheRed
    Oh boy, is Rush Limbaugh in trouble. This time he’s gone too far! For at least two days earlier this week the lefty media and blogosphere have been abuzz with two different statements that he made w.r.t. the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. First is Rush’s claim that environmentalist wackos blew up the oil rig on purpose in order to show the country that off-shore drilling is too detrimental to the environment and should be immediately stopped. Chris Hayes of The Nation, Anderson Cooper on CNN, Joy-less Behar of ABC and somewhere else, Stephen Colbert on MSWTF, some...
  • Liberal Media Bias: AP, Others Barely Interested in Palin Email Hacker's Party Affiliation

    04/20/2010 10:17:54 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/20/10 | EricTheRed
    This morning the Drudge Report linked to AP story below. It’s about the trial of a college student accused of hacking into Sarah Palin’s email account during the 2008 presidential campaign. It is of no small significance that the alleged hacker, one David Kernell, is the son of Democrat Tennessee state rep. Mike Kernell. At least you would think that info would be important. After all, if some punk child of a Republican politician got into Joe Biden’s email and started sifting through his tasteless joke collection, the child would be vilified in the nation’s mainstream rags and there would...
  • Liberal Media Bias: Republican Staffers Attacked in NOLA; MSM, Where Are You?

    04/16/2010 3:23:39 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/16/10 | EricTheRed
    Question: If staffers for a Republican governor are beaten to a pulp following a political conference and the MSM doesn't report it, did it happen? They apparently would like to think so. While the Democrat-media complex searches breathlessly for violent Tea Partiers and anti-GovCare patriots (and then makes up stories of violence from whole cloth when no such violence occurs) they missed this story which took place on Wednesday: Reports are surfacing of the brutal beating of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s chief campaign fundraiser, Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend, Joe Brown Friday night shortly after leaving a fundraising event. Bautsch...
  • Liberal Media Bias: AP Depicts Anti-GovCare Rally as Spitting, Epithet-Spewing Racists

    03/21/2010 11:57:34 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 13 replies · 272+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/21/10 | EricTheRed
    As this weekend we possibly come to the end of freedom as we know it, the mainstream media has done its job as President Golden Calf and the DemocRATs’ propaganda arm. AP (which should stand for Absolutely Pathetic) especially worked their magic in their coverage of yesterday’s anti-GovCare rally in D.C. Here is how this “news article” began: Ugly build-up to House health care vote Demonstrators hurl N-word, spit at black members of Congress WASHINGTON - House Democrats heard it all Saturday — words of inspiration from President Barack Obama and raucous chants of protests from demonstrators. And at times...
  • More Free Publicity for the "Coffee Party," Courtesy of the MSM

    03/16/2010 9:17:01 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/16/10 | EricTheRed
    Last Friday I blogged on CNN’s embarrassingly slanted “news” story on the nascent “Coffee Party.” Since then, CBS, the NY Times and NPR—your tax dollars at work—have stepped up to serve as a free P.R. firm for this partisan well-funded Astroturf. Consider: Looking for change, but not quite ready for a revolution? Disappointed in President Obama and Congress, but not ready to turn your back on Washington? Prefer a double, non-foam latte over a cup of Earl Grey? The Coffee Party might be for you.Is that from a radio commercial? A magazine or newspaper ad? A flyer found on your...
  • Liberal Media Bias: CNN's Nauseating Puff Piece on the "Coffee Party"

    03/12/2010 10:38:04 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 6 replies · 433+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/12/10 | EricTheRed
    Get the barf bag ready. In what is arguably the most egregious example of liberal bias in the mainstream media since … um, yesterday, CNN online has a fawning propaganda piece disguised as an objective news story on the “Coffee Party.” The article is called Meet the people who are percolating in the Coffee Party (aw, how cute) by some lib hack with a journalism degree named Jessica Ravitz. My blood is boiling as I type this, but I’ll suffer through it for you, dear readers. First ingredient in this free infomercial is its glowing, exaggerated “grassroots” description: They’re professionals,...
  • Former NYT Exec. Editor Howell Raines Twilight Zone Op-Ed (FOX "biased," MSNBC not so much...?)

    03/12/2010 10:22:39 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 19 replies · 702+ views
    The New Editor ^ | 03/12/10 | Tom Elia
    Former executive editor of the New York Times Howell Raines, in a Washington Post piece criticizing the objectivity of Fox News, apparently draws some of his arguments straight out of the Twilight Zone. Raines writes: (emphasis added) **************** "One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration...
  • Liberal Media Bias: Two Instances of Bias by Omission by the NY Times

    02/25/2010 9:04:26 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies · 342+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 2/25/10 | EricTheRed
    Oh, that New York Times. I know several people who read it daily as devout Christians read the Bible. For one relative, in the newspaper business their whole life, it is the Source that sets the standard for all American news media in format and in content. In at least one of his books on media bias, Bernard Goldberg describes the “newspaper of record” the same way: Before they decide what’s newsworthy and what’s not, news outlets refer to the New York Times. And that’s the problem. If the editors of the NY Times wants to transform a non-story into...
  • Liberal Media Bias: On Joe Stack, the "Blame Righty"® Campaign Continues

    02/20/2010 11:10:29 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 2/20/10 | EricTheRed
    At the time I posted Part 1 of this story, only Time, WaPo, and “Hardball with Chris Matthews” were twisting themselves into pretzels attempting to label Joe Stack as a rightwing extremist. By this afternoon, Newsweek and ABC News have gotten on board [h/t Liz Blaine at Front Page Mag’s NewsReal blog]. Newsweek surely didn’t mince words. Just hours after the plane crash an on-line headline blared: Thursday, February 18, 2010 6:43 PM Joseph Stack and Right-Wing Terror: Isolated Incidents or Worrying Trend? David A. Graham… The notion of far-right terror was much discussed following the June incident at the...
  • Liberal Media Bias: Reuters on the Resignation of U.N. Climate Chief

    02/18/2010 5:09:51 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 2/18/10 | EricTheRed
    Well well well. This intriguing story was at the top of Drudge this morning: U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer to step down in JulyReuters Thursday, February 18, 2010; 6:44 AMLONDON (Reuters) - The U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer has resigned to join a consultancy group as an adviser, the U.N. climate secretariat said on Thursday, two months after a disappointing Copenhagen summit.De Boer will step down on July 1 to join KPMG, the U.N. framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) said in a statement. He has led the agency since 2006.“It was a difficult decision to make, but...
  • MRC: The Best Notable Quotables of 2009

    12/26/2009 8:53:46 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 16 replies · 1,953+ views
    MRC ^ | 12/26/09 | MRC
    <p>They gushed like lovestruck schoolgirls over an unaccomplished, incompetent, and immature new president.</p> <p>They downplayed said president’s motley crew of tax-cheating White House appointments and communism-endorsing czars.</p> <p>They perpetuated said president’s flawed conception of the United States as—that is, until he fixes it—an arrogant, racist, imperialist, wealth-stealing, pollution-spewing, Islam-oppressing, terrorist-torturing, saber-rattling threat to world security.</p>