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  • Newsweek Puts Picture of Michele Bachmann on Cover That Makes Her Look Crazy

    08/07/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Aug. 7, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    The August 15 issue of Newsweek has a cover story about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). If Gawker is right, she's not going to like the picture the magazine used:
  • A look at the Dow's worst drops since 1899 (AP to 0bama's Rescue)

    08/04/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2011
    The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 513 points, or 4.3 percent, to 11,384 on Thursday. Here's a look at the Dow's 10 worst days since 1899: By percent decline:
  • 1921 : Earth Had A “Fever” (Where Was algore?)

    07/22/2011 5:41:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    stevengoddard.wordpress.com ^ | July 22, 2011 | stevengoddard
    Record heat, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, typhoons, volcanoes, millions starving, drought, floods. March was 11 degrees above normal. Temperatures for the year were 3.4 degrees above normal. Prior to Hansen’s 2000 data corruption correction, 1921 was the second hottest year on record in the US – after 1934.
  • WaPo Writer Calls GOP 'A Grand Old Cult'

    07/05/2011 4:41:58 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 22 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | July 5, 2011 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The Washington Post has lost it. Someone ought to study the Republican Party. I am not referring to yet another political scientist but to a mental health professional, preferably a specialist in the power of fixations, obsessions and the like. The GOP needs an intervention. It has become a cult. To become a Republican, one has to take a pledge... Read more here (if you can stand it) Just to add some balance to WaPo's opinion piece, here are some facts about what it takes to be a Democrat in today's world. You have to believe electing  man with a...
  • Our way to ruin is paved with empty promises

    06/29/2011 2:06:51 PM PDT · by Cybercorrespondent · 3 replies
    Cybercorrespondent's blog ^ | 6/29/2011 | Cybercorrespondent
    Our way to ruin is paved with empty promises We are in a real bind. We have massive entitlements growing out of control and there is no end in sight. The term “unsustainable” does not even scratch the surface of the problems that are facing this soon to be “once a great nation”. Like Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Israel Emanuel once said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”, Obama is taking his advice and is doing just that. He will continue to gut the dollar until everything falls apart and when people who dependent...
  • Scientists Agree, Salon Is Making False Claims To Spread Climate Change Hoax

    06/18/2011 1:27:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | June 18, 2011 | Jeff Dunetz
    Whenever there is an unusual weather pattern, members of the Holy Church of Global Warming Moonbats start spreading new scare-tactics. Usually it sounds something like: This planet is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. Old Testament real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of Gilligan’s Island Re-runs! Earthquakes, volcanoes, another Rocky Movie rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner living together… mass hysteria!
  • UI (Useless Idiots): Searching for Needles (Palin E-Mails)

    06/18/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | June 17, 2011 | James Hudnall and Val Mayerik
    Timely Political cartoon.
  • Producing Propaganda: ‘Mainstream’ Media Tactics

    05/28/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 12 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | May 26, 2011 | By Bob Ellis
    If you’ve never stopped to consider how the “mainstream” media manipulates your thoughts, feelings and reactions to elicit a response favorable to their agenda, you should watch this presentation. In fact, even if you have considered how the “mainstream” media molds the message to get you to feel what they want you to feel, this is still an informative presentation. Just realizing that they are attempting to affect the way you think and feel helps you to maintain the integrity of your thought process. Thankfully, the number of Americans who are onto this game has been growing for the past two...
  • NBC Has a Problem: Are David Gregory and Chris Matthews Racist?

    05/17/2011 5:21:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | John Nolte
    My friend Tony Katz came up with the brilliant term “racer,” the definition of which is someone who dishonestly accuses someone else of racism for political advantage. If you watch the clip below of this Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” you’ll see David Gregory attempting to be a racer, but in the process he only ends up exposing his own bigotry: What kind of person hears “food stamps” and automatically thinks “Black people”? Well, that would be a bigot
  • UI (Useful Idiots): The Past Will Haunt You

    05/06/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT · by PROCON
    bigjournalism.com ^ | May 6, 2011 | James Hudnall and Val Mayerik
    Funny Political Cartoon.
  • Hannity liberal media expose: Behind the Bias (whole program)

    04/25/2011 8:05:22 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 8 replies
    I finally watched Hannity’s show from last night on the liberal bias of the MSM and thought it was actually very good – better than I thought it would be. I’ve since been scouring the net for all the pieces and I’ve finally found them all. Hope you enjoy!
  • Did CBS Falsify Rally Footage to Favor Union Protesters?(Free Republic Gets Credit)

    04/17/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 16, 2011 | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The Freeper community caught something interesting in CBS’s footage of Madison’s tea party rally which featured Sarah Palin.</p> <p>MADISON, Wis. – After weeks of relative quiet following the bruising battle over an anti-union collective bargaining bill, the state Capitol was again the scene of protests and counter-protests.</p>
  • AP Already Launching Deceptive Attack Against Palin’s Successful Wisconsin Appearance

    04/16/2011 7:35:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 16, 2011 | John Nolte
    This just out from the Associated Press, another breathtaking but predictable piece of sleight-of-hand dishonesty directed at Sarah Palin’s credibility: [Palin] said she was proud Wisconsin conservatives prevailed against union “hatred and violence” — even though none of the protests in Madison ever became physically violent and only one person was arrested Saturday, for disorderly conduct, police said.
  • Matt Lauer To Leave “Today” in 2012

    04/07/2011 6:39:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 7, 2011 | Dana Loesch
    Matt Lauer will follow Meredith Vieira out the door at NBC’s “Today” show. But not for a while, according to “Entertainment Tonight,” which reported the veteran show host had told his NBC bosses he’ll leave when his contract expires in December 2012. NBC officials would say nothing for the record on Wednesday. “There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it’s not our practice to comment on any of it,” said a Today spokeswoman. “Matt Lauer has a long-term contract with NBC News and Today.”
  • Couric Blames Local News Ratings for Her Failure

    04/06/2011 6:23:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | Ron Futrell
    This is funny and sad at the same time. Katie Couric is out at CBS later this year and before she heads out the door, she slaps local CBS affiliates across the face and blames them for her poor ratings. Typical lib—it’s never their fault. Blame others and individual responsibility ends up on the cutting room floor.
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Sarah Palin Is Definitely Not Done Whining About the Press

    03/30/2011 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3-30-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Sarah Palin said she was "through whining about a liberal press" last week, but evidently she's not done whining about the conservative press. The Daily Caller's Chris Moody contacted Palin for a response to reports that her reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, got $1.2 million in state tax credits. Palin demanded that Moody print her entire 650-word response to the news. And he did--but only on the second page of the article. So Palin took to Facebook to rant about "having to set the record straight on my Facebook page yet again is further proof that the media can't be...
  • Washington Post apologizes for plagiarism

    03/16/2011 8:21:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | March 16, 2011 | Tim Gaynor
    (Reuters) - The Washington Post apologized to an Arizona daily newspaper on Wednesday after a two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter plagiarized coverage of accused Tucson gunman Jared Loughner. The Washington Post issued the apology to The Arizona Republic after two articles written by reporter Sari Horwitz, who won Pulitzers in 1999 and 2002, were found to contain "borrowed and duplicated" material from the newspaper.
  • Mainstream Media Won’t Report Union Violence

    02/28/2011 6:48:55 AM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 16 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 2/27/2011 | James Devere
    To hear the mainstream media discuss pro-union Moveon.org rallies this weekend, and the counter protests by the Tea Party, you would think that the evil Tea Party was out to violently destroy the poor downtrodden American worker. The narrative adopted by the media discounts the fact that Tea Partiers are, by and large, hardworking employed Americans who are just fed up with the fiscal insanity, including the sanctification of public employees. The media ignores the point that we are actually having a debate about, and two state governments have gone into hiding over, an argument as to whether or not...
  • Media Hides Real Reason for Rise in Gas Prices

    02/27/2011 9:26:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2011 | Ron Futrell
    Fill ‘er up folks. Gas prices in Southern California have hit $4.59 a gallon. Oh, the media has finally started covering “Pain at the Pump” but they are not giving us the real reasons for the jump. Unrest in the middle east has given the cabal of President Obama and the media, “cover” to blame others for the spike to the stratosphere. The real reasons are three-fold, with unrest in the middle east being the least of the three.
  • Kathleen Parker Leaving CNN Show with Spitzer

    02/25/2011 4:37:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | P.J. Salvatore
    NEW YORK (AP) – CNN’s prime-time talk show “Parker/Spitzer” is no more with the departure of Kathleen Parker. Her partner, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, will remain in the time slot in a new show called “In the Arena,” working with E.D. Hill, Will Cain and others.
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Fareed Zakaria Of Being An “Out And Out America Basher”

    02/22/2011 4:39:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2-22-11 | Jon Bershad
    On Glenn Beck’s television show yesterday, he brought up one of his favorite pieces of literature, Cass Sunstein’s 2008 essay on conspiracy theorists (PDF) which lists ways the government might combat them. One suggestion advises the government to “hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.” On today’s radio show, Beck told us who one of these private parties might be; none other than Fareed Zakaria. A few months ago, Zakaria took umbrage with Beck’s assertion that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. However, Zakaria really got on Glenn Beck’s bad side this weekend with his interview with perennial enemy of...
  • MSNBC's Ratings Are Collapsing

    02/12/2011 11:16:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Feb 12, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Whether it's the departure of Keith Olbermann or the weakness of the new prime time lineup, the ratings at MSNBC are collapsing. Take a look at how this so-called news network fared Thursday:Take a look at how this so-called news network fared Thursday:
  • Do You Remember ? I Know I Do.

    01/22/2011 4:26:23 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 6 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Alan Levy
    A message from the heart to the Republicans in Congress: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remember, remember the elections in November, you were elected stop Obama's near treasonous plot. I know of no reason, other than treason, that the elections should ever be forgot! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What earth shattering event would force me to write such admittedly poor prose ? What on earth could possibly make Your Friendly Neighborhood Right Wing Extremist Columnist so upset that he is forced to stray so far from his comfort zone ? Just what is bothering him, anyway ? (Other than the fact that the United States is sliding...
  • My Government Scares Me

    01/20/2011 10:32:24 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | October 17, 2009 | Alan Levy
    "In today's Eye on The Government segment, we look at Republican President Heinrich Von Mueller's controversial czar appointments. We'll first look at "Green Jobs" czar Gregor Von Hollis, who has been quoted as saying "You don't see white kids joining the Crips and The Bloods" and "Minorities have been pumping poisons into the white communities." Von Hollis was also the founder of STORMTROOPER, a radical National Socialist movement. Next, we have Fritz Schactheimer, School Safety Czar, who spoke passionately of the" loving" relationship Ernst Roehm had with his young storm troopers. Schactheimer, a non repentant former drug addict, will also...
  • Apologies, Olbermann ? You And Your Leftist Friends First.

    01/18/2011 10:13:08 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 8 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | Alan Levy
    On November 22nd, 1963, Communist sympathizer Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. On June 5th, 1968, anti-Israeli extremist Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy. The Weather Underground, which Chairman Obama sycophant Bill Ayers was a member of, spent 1969-1981 setting off bombs and committing armed robberies, all in the name of "social justice". Ted Kaczynski, the leftist terrorist known as the Unabomber, has this catalogue of carnage to his credit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1978 May 25–26 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Terry Marker, campus police officer (minor injuries) 1979 May 9 Northwestern University John Harris, graduate student (slight burns) November 15...
  • Progressives: Always Angry, Newly Desperate

    01/17/2011 7:05:24 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 34 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 17, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    --snip--For the first time in a long time, the progressive movement is staring at the historical abyss. The 2010 election wasn't merely a "shellacking." It was an utter repudiation of a political movement which thought the 2008 election was enough of a mandate to step from behind the curtain and reveal who they truly are to the American electorate. What most American saw was an arrogance coupled with an anything goes a lust for power they found both appalling and frightening...
  • Goldberg to mainstream media--'shut the hell up!'

    01/11/2011 10:02:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/11/11 | Anthony Martin
    Fox News analyst and former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg has a message for the mainstream media concerning their coverage of the Tuscon shooting--'shut the hell up!' Goldberg made the comment last evening on Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox. O'Reilly had already castigated the mainstream media for joining in the Leftwing chorus of blaming conservatives for the massacre that killed a Federal judge and wounded a U.S. Congresswoman, among others. As a nightly guest on The O'Reilly Factor, Goldberg exposes bias inherent in the news reporting of the media. Goldberg had been part of CBS News under former anchor Dan...
  • The 10 Biggest 'Non-Story' Stories of 2010 (What the media should have reported but did not)

    01/04/2011 11:21:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2011 | George Scaggs
    No doubt, 2010 was a historic year. While it's not unusual for Big Media's undeniable bias to lead them to miss, if not intentionally ignore, certain stories, in terms of volume, 2010 seems to have offered a banner crop. Granted, no single story in 2010 compares to the biggie they missed in 2009: the ascendancy of the "Tea Party" movement. After the better part of a year, the mainstream press finally caught up in 2010. Oh, sure, they're still miscasting and criticizing the phenomenon, but they no longer deny its existence or impact. The delightful irony in Big Media's year-long...
  • Howard Dean: Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine Because Fox ‘Makes Stuff Up’ etc.

    11/30/2010 8:31:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2010 | Rusty Weiss
    An audio clip from about two months ago has been uncovered by The Blaze which clearly demonstrates that, even with all of his opining and public speaking skills, there is a reason that Howard Dean’s most notable quote will always remain a timelessly incoherent scream.  Despite being a one-word definition of ignorance, Dean doesn’t mind discussing how to control the media in an effort to educate what he considers to be the ignorant masses – Americans. What would he do about the media? “I would bring back the Fairness Doctrine so you couldn’t have a spectacle of a Fox Flooze, which...
  • CNN Leads Tea Party Special With Racism Charge; Castle a 'Conservative'

    11/01/2010 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/1/10 | Matthew Balan
    CNN led their hour-long documentary "Boiling Point: Inside the Tea Party," which aired on Saturday and Sunday, with the regular accusation from liberals that racism is "running rampant" in the Tea Party movement. Host Shannon Travis highlighted the NAACP's resolution, disgraced former Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams's self-described "foolish satire," and played up two racially-charged signs. Before raising the racism charge, Travis raised another liberal stereotype perpetuated by the mainstream media: the angry Tea Party: "This is what you know about the Tea Party Movement: rallies like these, angry protesters demanding that lawmakers spend less of your money and...
  • ABC Welcomes Right, While Some Seem Obsessed

    10/29/2010 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/29/10 | Dan Riehl
    Breitbartians are crashing the gate of ABC’s election night coverage, while still other media outlets appear to be obsessed, as if the Right has gotten inside their heads. It’s great to see ABC inviting Dana and Andrew into their election night coverage. See here for more, including some of what the Bigs have in store for election night. ABC announced their election night coverage early on and Big Journalism Editor Dana Loesch will join the network in studio for 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. election night; Bigs founder and head of the Breitbart empire Andrew Breitbart will be bringing analysis...
  • 55% Foresee Doom for Traditional News Media (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/29/2010 7:43:51 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    Adweek ^ | October 28, 2010 | Mark Dolliver
    Consumers are ready to write an obituary for traditional news media, and they won't expect to see it in print or on a network newscast. In a Harris Poll conducted for 24/7 Wall St. (a financial news and opinion Web site), 55 percent agreed that "Traditional media as we currently know it will no longer exist in 10 years." It's not that people will necessarily welcome that development. When asked to think "about news and information in general," 67 percent of respondents agreed that "I prefer to get my news in more traditional ways, such as network television and/or reading...
  • Katie Couric could stay at CBS News with pay cut

    10/26/2010 7:52:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 26, 2010 | Georg Szalai
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Katie Couric's future, once her CBS News contract ends, will be whereever she can have a "strong role," the news anchor told the Daily Beast. "Obviously, I'm going to figure out where I think I could have a role, a strong role," she told new Daily Beast media writer Howard Kurtz who also cited CBS News insiders as saying she may extend her stay at the network and is aware that she would take a salary cut in that case. "I'll have to think long and hard about the choices I have going forward."
  • Dispute over New Black Panthers case causes deep divisions (MSM Finally Notices NBP Case)

    10/22/2010 2:41:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/22/2010 | Jerry Markon and Krissah Thompson
    On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform. Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation. Among those who saw the footage was J. Christian Adams, who was in his office in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington. "I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this country,' " Adams said. "There are armed men in front...
  • Report: Candidate in Ohio wore German SS uniform (MSM Spin, Desperation Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A report says a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi reenactments. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • Useful Idiots: Whistling Past the Graveyard (Political Cartoon)

    10/08/2010 4:58:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | James Hudnall and Val Mayerik
    Mainstreammedia deathwatch alert!
  • Media Needs to Start Grilling Dems about Weekend’s Communist Hate Rally in Washington

    10/04/2010 5:38:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    By now, the trash left behind at the Democrat “One Nation Working Together” near the Washington Monument has been cleared away—but a bunch of garbage remains. For the last year and a half the left and their activist old media have tried to dump on the Tea Party movement, hoping beyond hope they would find evidence of racism, sexism, Nazism, or any type of -ism that they could use to disparage and discredit Americans who love liberty
  • As the Election Approaches, Do Not Trust the MSM

    09/30/2010 2:50:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 30, 2010 | Andre Harper
    am ashamed to admit that there is one thing the contemporary mainstream media does well. Having spent years studying politics, history, and language, I find it amazing that media is able to convince people to believe conflicting narratives. The creation and perpetuation of these contradictory beliefs cannot be possible without a media structure, as well as an educational structure, that discourages, and too often scorns, analytical thinking. In George Orwell’s novel “1984″, he described this as doublethink which is the power to hold two completely contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accept both of them.
  • As November Looms, Desperate MSM Goes Into Attack Mode Against Tea Party

    09/30/2010 8:32:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 30, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    Popular culture is in full-scale attack mode on the Tea Party I’m figuring they are very afraid of something. The Tea Party movement has caught the emotion and passion of America and network TV shows feel they have to fight back. This is quite odd. We have a new season of TV shows being unveiled by the networks and many of them feel like it’s important for them to attack those with conservative Constitutional values.
  • With Draconian Staff and Budget Cuts on the Way, Gloom, Doom Loom for New York Times

    09/29/2010 4:14:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies · 1+ views
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 29, 2010 | John Sexton
    Business Insider is an online news outlet founded by a couple of tech wizards from Silicon Valley. Recently the magazine had an interview scheduled with the CEO of About.com to talk about the company’s outlook. Though the interview had been scheduled for weeks it was cancelled at the last moment for reasons that seemed, well, fishy.
  • New Poll: Most Americans Have Never Even Heard of MSNBC ‘Stars’

    09/28/2010 4:53:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    I’m not sure which number is worse, the fact that a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll reports that MSNBC is not a very popular source for political news, or that same poll reporting that many of MSNBC’s key talking heads are unknown by most of the country. According to the poll, most Americans (81%) get their news about the midterm elections from cable channels, like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, or their websites, to a lesser extent (71%) the get their news from the broadcast networks, such as ABC, NBC or CBS, and their websites.
  • AP Poll: Repeal? Many wish health law went further (Many? BS Alert)

    09/25/2010 7:30:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2010 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture's not that clear cut. A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • The End of the Great Slobbering Affair Between the Media and the Obama Administration

    09/24/2010 8:06:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 24, 2010 | John Sexton
    Back in 2008, Barack Obama and his media staff–David Axelrod, Anita Dunn and David Plouffe–had the press eating out of their hands. It was, to repeat a phrase, a slobbering love affair. Things have changed in 24 short months. Yesterday, Axelrod made time for a conference call with progressive bloggers. He’s trying to rally the troops for the midterms by talking to his capos in the field. But, according to Greg Sargent at the Plum Line (who gets kudos for admissions against interest), Axe didn’t get the reaction he expected
  • CBS Not Hiding Animosity Toward Tea Party

    09/21/2010 9:06:08 PM PDT · by PLK · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | not published | CBS News
    Unbelievable. Check it out. Not even a pretense of objectivity. Mainstream media bias is often discussed on FR, but this is so over the top I can't even begin to describe it.
  • Truth Is the New Hate Speech....(Islamofacism Alert)

    09/18/2010 7:29:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 18, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    In the latest issue of the New Yorker, in a piece called “Intolerance,” Lawrence Wright compares me to the radical Danish imams who incited the Islamic world to riot over the cartoons of Muhammad that appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Ironic, isn’t it, when we are so tolerant of a fatal ideology, and worse, a subversive, dangerous media is shilling for our mortal enemy.
  • MSM Sitting Out Eleanor Holmes Norton Scandal

    09/17/2010 11:07:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    They are still virtual no-shows. The activist old media is putting itself on the sidelines with a Democrat Congresswoman who was caught on tape squeezing a lobbyist for cash. They will be pulled kicking and screaming into this story by the people Dan Rather called “pajama journalists.” I think we’ve seen this story before.
  • MSM Headlines Offer Dems Help and Encouragement (Extreme MSM Bias Alert)

    09/16/2010 8:26:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 16, 2010 | John Sexton
    When it comes to political horserace stories, the editor is confronted with a dilemma. One party is up and the other is down. Which one gets highlighted in the headline isn’t necessarily determined by the story itself. It’s a judgment call, which is why a glance at the headlines can tell us something about the MSM’s judgment
  • In Wake of Primaries, Clueless MSM Suffering from Shock and Awe

    09/15/2010 4:26:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 15, 2010 | Rob Miller
    Now that Christine O’Donnell and other insurgents have won their respective primaries with upset victories in Delaware and elsewhere, it’s absolutely fascinating to watch the dinosaur media’s antics as they drink from the same vat of Kool-Aid and form what’s almost an identical narrative: “Hooray! The GOP just lost its chances to take the Senate.” “This proves that moderates have no home in the GOP.” “Even real Republicans ( whom we normally despise) are joining in characterizing this as an extreme movement.”
  • MSM Turns a Blind Eye to Empty Seats at Obama Pep Rally

    09/09/2010 4:41:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2010 | Mike Opelka
    If, in a county where President Obama won 69% of the vote less than two years ago, the President cannot fill a Community College Recreational Center with a scheduled event, you might consider that to be newsworthy. Apparently the Mainstream Media did not. Final results from the 2008 election show President Obama won the state of Ohio by a substantial amount. A quick check of the final numbers shows Obama with 2,933,388 votes and McCain lagging behind with 2,674,491. An election night drubbing, in a state that was considered by many media pundits to be a “battleground state.”