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  • Taboo Topics in Journalism Today - (says liberal media bias gave Kerry 5 to 20 million votes!)

    07/14/2005 8:58:55 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,230+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The old media, with their documented and demonstrable liberal bias, have lost much of their clout. But through the networks, the major papers, and the White House press corps, they continue to set the national agenda. And that means there are some things you just don't write about if you want to remain "in" with the liberal media. Newsweek senior writer Charles Gasparino, appearing on Tina Brown's now-defunct CNBC show, made the following admission. "We sow the seeds of our own demise. Journalists have been advocates of the liberal attitude for way too long, and now we're paying the price....
  • Reasons to pull the plug on public broadcasting

    07/13/2005 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 7 replies · 309+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Michael M. Bates
    Congress is once again debating the budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which partially funds the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR). Public broadcasting doesn’t require fine-tuning. Like most other remnants of the Great Society, it needs to be killed. Much of the discussion centers on the question of public broadcasting’s bias. That question was settled long ago. PBS’ and NPR’s programming has had an obvious leftist tilt since their inception. In 1969, PBS carried a documentary on the ongoing struggle in Vietnam. The program was produced in - surprise, surprise - Communist North Vietnam. A...
  • Kissinger advisor for Unocal and CNOCC

    07/13/2005 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Toronto-- Tomorrow is D-Day for the Republic of China gaining a toehold in the American business world. Thursday is the day when the battle between Chevron corp. and CNOOC over Unocal Corp. is set to come to a head with the U.S. company’s board due to decide whether to back the Chinese group’s US$18.5-billion bid and withdraw support for Chevron’s US$16.6-billion cash-and-share offer, says the Financial Times. "The Unocal board’s decision is crucial to the outcome of CNOOC’s attempt to challenge Chevron–a move that has sparked a barrage of opposition from U.S. politicians." CNOOC’s offer will be the subject of...
  • 'Mainstream' judges

    07/01/2005 2:10:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 490+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com 'Mainstream' judgesBy Thomas SowellPublished June 30, 2005 Recent shocking Supreme Court decisions may at least wake up those people who have been saying glibly the Senate has spent too much time fighting over judicial nominees, instead of getting back to the "real" issues.     What is more real than the Supreme Court decision throwing homeowners on the mercy of local politicians, who may want to confiscate their homes and turn over the property to some hotel or shopping mall that will pay more taxes?     However outrageous it may be to make constitutional protections for property rights vanish...
  • Citizen Journalism Growing - (sites like Free Republic gaining in "power of persuasion" vs. MSM)

    06/28/2005 4:34:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 462+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | SHERRIE GOSSETT
    Not surprisingly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit gave a videoblogging demo, showing just how easy it is to add video reports to online content. In an interesting development, Glaser also reported that Cox announced he is working with the Poynter Institute to offer up online classes for journalists and bloggers explaining blogging basics. The classes will be part of Poynter's NewsU and may include information to help bloggers understand liability issues. On my own blog several months ago I pointed out the great potential for such synergy. Meanwhile newspapers continue to jump on the blogging bandwagon. Brian Gottstein, a former online...
  • Thomas Sowell: "Mainstream" Judges

    06/28/2005 10:33:26 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 1,123+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    Recent shocking Supreme Court decisions may at least wake up those people who have been saying glibly that the Senate has been spending too much time fighting over judicial nominees, instead of getting back to the "real" issues. What is more real than the Supreme Court's decision throwing homeowners on the mercy of local politicians, who may want to confiscate their homes and turn the property over to some hotel or shopping mall that will pay more taxes? However outrageous it may be to make Constitutional protections for property rights vanish by verbal sleight-of-hand, that is unfortunately very much in...
  • FOX Poll: Congress 'Out of Touch'; Majority Supports Renewing Patriot Act

    06/17/2005 6:18:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 1,038+ views
    FOX NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 16, 2005 | Dana Blanton
    Over half of voters think Congress (search) is out of touch with the country, and fewer than one-in-five believe Congress has passed legislation this year that would improve the quality of life for Americans. Clear majorities think the Patriot Act (search) is good for the country and support extending the legislation, which is set to expire at the end of the year. In addition, more than twice as many voters oppose closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay as support closure. These are just some of the findings from the latest FOX News nationwide poll of voters. The poll shows...
  • Howard Dean: Mainstream Media Maniac - (oh my word, best sharp-shooting column yet!)

    06/09/2005 5:58:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 717+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | DUSTIN HAWKINS
    Howard Dean is doing such a bang-up job as Chairman of the Democratic Party that many are convinced he is an operative of Karl Rove. Not since the days of the Carter Administration has any single Democrat made Republicans look so impressive. But when he isn’t claiming that George W. Bush had beforehand knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, or attacking members of the military as brutal thugs, or stating that some 61 million moronic Bush voters “haven’t worked an honest day in their life,” Dean is trying to convince America that he and his liberal elitist friends represent Mainstream America....
  • Radical Iraqi Cleric Moves Into Mainstream

    06/04/2005 11:15:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 467+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/05 | Hamza Hendawi - AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Arguably Iraq's most popular Shiite group, followers of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have packed away their guns and now speak of "political resistance" rather than martyrdom in battle. Once dismissed as an upstart, the portly al-Sadr has been transformed into a respectable political figure, commanding the loyalty of key lawmakers and several Cabinet ministers. "We are growing stronger and our appeal is becoming wider," Ibrahim al-Jaberi, a senior official at al-Sadr's office in Sadr City, said Saturday. Sadr City is a sprawling Baghdad neighborhood that is home to some 2.5 million Shiites and the largest bastion of...
  • Journalism digs deeper into niche - (...or is it a "ditch?;" MSM in a credibility bind)

    05/29/2005 9:45:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 477+ views
    AUGUSTA FREE PRESS.COM ^ | MAY 29, 2005 | BRUCE KESLER
    Did I say niche? Sorry, I meant ditch. On almost any issue, on almost any measure, study after study shows major differences in political and social leanings between mainstream journalists and the public. Similarly, repeated surveys demonstrate a far higher skepticism among the public of journalistic product than journalists have of themselves. Readership of newspapers and viewership of the three formerly leading networks continues to drop by major percentages, up to half or more from the 1960s. The most common response from leading news media figures is that the public is ignorant or misguided, and just doesn't understand the reality...
  • The meaning of ‘mainstream’ - (excellent! why isn't the GOP leadership SAYING THIS?!)

    05/27/2005 9:50:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 708+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | MARK GOLDBLATT
    In the fight over filibustering judicial nominees, the Senate gave us something new: defining extremism leftward. Judges whose views Democrats have regarded as merely conservative are now seen as right-wing extremists — or, to use the phrase that keeps coming up in the current Senate debate, "out of the mainstream." But what does the phrase mean? From Democrats' public statements, it seems to mean the following: Judges who would uphold a state's ban on gay marriage are out of the mainstream; judges who would rule that parents should be notified before their underage daughter has an abortion are out of...
  • NYP: THE MEANING OF 'MAINSTREAM' (in the filibuster fight)

    05/26/2005 5:32:56 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 667+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2005 | MARK GOLDBLATT
    In the just-ended fight over filibustering judicial nominees, the Senate gave us something new: defining extremism leftward. Judges whose views Democrats would once have regarded as merely conservative are now seen as right-wing extremists — or, to use the phrase that keeps coming up in the current Senate debate, "out of the mainstream." But what does the phrase mean? From Democrats' recent public statements, it seems to mean the following: Judges who would uphold a state's ban on gay marriage are out of the mainstream; judges who would rule that parents should be notified before their underage daughter has an...
  • DFU SONG: P.S. I Love You (Jihadists -- we'll send Newsweek's Isikoff to you)

    05/16/2005 8:18:34 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 324+ views
    DFU SONGS | 5-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - P.S. I LOVE YOU Newsweek's really done it...they will soon be through Jihadists, we'll be sending...Isikoff to you You can to do him, oh, well, whatever We hope to see him never Isikoff to you...you, you, you Newsweek, not Koran, is down the crapper Still in its plain brown wrapper Isikoff to you...you, you, you Mainstream, you are finished...no longer the star Americans have turned to...FOX News and FR Newsweek, not Koran, is down the crapper Still in its plain brown wrapper Isikoff to you...you, you, you Mainstream, you are finished (BWA HA HA) No longer the...
  • Bush Nails Their Coffin; Then, the MSM Lies

    04/29/2005 2:45:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 320+ views
    DICK McDONALD BLOGSPOT ^ | APRIL 29, 2005 | DICK McDONALD
    In his most informative speech to date, President Bush took it to a new level in the first press conference of his second term. Having been one who has complained about Bush's lack of specificity on Social Security reform I was really impressed with everything about his presentation. He is definitely improving his facial expressions, his gesticulation to go along with setting up the Democrats with another nail in their coffin. He literally did a tour de force on privatization. He definitely was opening the second act of his play. Now if he can only stop walking without flapping his...
  • Just The Facts Of Life Now (Paris Hilton And Jenna Jameson Go Mainstream Alert)

    04/23/2005 1:43:28 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 2,070+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/23/05 | Shawn Hubler
    The first generation to grow up with the Internet and all it has wrought in the cultural mainstream is beginning to come of age. It is a generation for whom 900 numbers and scrambled scraps of flesh on the Spice channel have given way, in a few short years, to bulk e-mail ads for the Paris Hilton sex tapes and porn subplots on "The O.C." It is a generation in which sexual frankness has become a permanent feature of the landscape, with uncertain long-term implications. By definition, pornography is sexual material that is so beyond the pale as to be...
  • Janice Rogers Brown and the Mainstream

    04/20/2005 2:10:43 PM PDT · by JBW · 2 replies · 281+ views
    JonathanBWilson.com ^ | April 20, 2005 | JBW
    Numerous left-of-center organizations have opposed the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming that her views are out of the mainstream. Examples include: the AFL-CIO, the Congressional Black Caucus and the People for the American Way. When these groups stoop to mention specifics, one of the cases most frequently cited is that of Oscar Aguilar v. Avis Rent A Car System, 21 Cal. 4th 121 (1999). Follow this link for an in-depth analysis of Justice Brown's dissent in this case: http://www.jonathanbwilson.com/2005.04.01_arch.html#1114017585876
  • Elite Media Fret Over Alternative Media

    04/16/2005 2:22:28 PM PDT · by An American Patriot · 31 replies · 1,270+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | April 15, 2005 | MRC
    CBS's Lesley Stahl and MSNBC's Chris Matthews, both liberal Democrats, whined repeatedly on Hardball about bloggers and other alternative media who have deflated the liberal media monopoly Matthews, who hosts a show of unedited opinions, rued how news is "coming out of blog sites and stuff that is unedited in a lot of cases, which is my big problem with it."There's no editors around." Stahl complained "it's contributing to the public's continuing dislike of us and mistrust of us." Stahl, who works for an outlet which used forged memos in a political hit job, lamented that instead of checking facts,...
  • George Soros and the Press - (his illegal deeds overlooked by MSM)

    04/13/2005 3:48:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 654+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 13, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    One would think that our journalists, who profess a commitment to the Bill of Rights, would raise the alarm. But they're too busy filling out grant applications to the Soros Open Society Institute. Last fall, in our report on George Soros,we noted that "The media consistently ignore the fact that this so-called 'philanthropist' has had several brushes with the law," including a conviction in France for insider trading. On March 24, that insider trading conviction was upheld. The Washington Post gave the story one paragraph on page 2 of the Business Section of the paper. By contrast, the story was...
  • Laura Ingraham Nails the AP!

    04/11/2005 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 27 replies · 3,805+ views
    "AP WRITES NEGATIVE BOLTON CONFIRMATION STORY BEFORE IT EVEN HAPPENS!" On the confirmation hearing for Bush UN Ambassador nominee John Bolton, the Associated Press decided why wait for the actual questioning to take place when their reporter could just write it ahead of time? Bolton is being opposed ... [snip]
  • Mainstream media unreported conflicts of interest in Schiavo tragedy

    03/31/2005 7:59:49 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 23 replies · 504+ views
    CFP ^ | March 31, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Every time a rock is lifted in the Terri Schiavo tragedy, another conflict of interest comes slithering out. The conflict-of-interest potential in the right-to-die connections among current figures involved in the case are only outdone by the Woodside Hospice board of director’s conflict of interest reality. There’s the death-is-beautiful, right-to-die activist Michael Schiavo attorney George Felos. Don’t make eye contact with Felos, who claims he can ascertain a person’s desire to die by "looking into their eyes" and letting their spirits speak directly to him. A jumped-up volunteer at Woodside Hospice, Felos became chairman of the Hospice of the Florida...