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  • Brian Williams to Take Hiatus From ‘NBC Nightly News’

    02/07/2015 4:22:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2015 | Emily Steel
    Brian Williams said on Saturday that he was stepping aside from the daily broadcast of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq. In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in as the network dealt with the issue. “In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due...
  • Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

    01/20/2015 11:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 20, 2015 | Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post
    Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record. This news is terribly — what's the word? — inconvenient. No, not for polar bears or drought victims or coastal dwellers. It's inconvenient for politicians across the country who, despite whatever data or overwhelming scientific consensus might be proffered, insist on denying global warming. In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended so that, rather than having students "clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the...
  • Liberals: Tea Party Planned White House Break-In, Seek to Assassinate the President

    09/30/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/30/14 | Aurelius
    With the recent break-in at the White House, in which a man scaled the mansion's fence and made it inside, people across the nation are discussing its implications. Do we need a second fence? How could security be so lax? Is the President and his family safe? On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination? A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos and Democratic Underground shout a...
  • CNN: Landrieu Ad with Fake Footage Is 'Blowing Up in Her Face'

    04/16/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 105 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14
    On CNN's "Inside Politics" host John King and panel discuss Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) taking heat for reenacting a Senate hearing using actors because Senate rules prohibit using video ...
  • Flight 370 ‘flew directly to heaven’: Dupes fall for Daily Currant’s Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? — DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • Liberal bigmouth gets smacked down by Hollywood

    08/31/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT · by usalady · 34 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 31, 2013 | Martha
    Is the dumping of the most loquacious and obnoxious liberal from one of Hollywood’s most prestigious positions an indication that movie land is finally getting the message?
  • Confirmed: (Racist) Left Wing Plant at Houston Pro-Zimmerman Rally is Far Left Activist

    07/23/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    LEFTIST PLANT INFILTRATES HOUSTON PRO-ZIMMERMAN RALLY– Liberal Media runs with it A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, “Racist & Proud.” That looked incongruent with the other reports from the pro-Zimmerman side. The Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan: One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, “We’re racist & proud.” Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed,...
  • Doctored Videotapes are Peanuts

    02/01/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Many have rightly condemned MSNBC's serpentine editing of a video to make it appear that certain gun rights activists heckled the father of a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre, but let's not pretend this was a one-off event. The liberal media long ago forfeited their respected role as watchdog over the government and have voluntary descended to the status of a public relations arm of the Democratic Party and various liberal causes. It doesn't do it justice to call them cheerleaders, for they are active participants, every bit as much involved in bringing about the events...
  • Now MSNBC is “reviewing” how that tape was edited to make Newtown residents look like

    01/30/2013 11:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Twitchy.com has been all over the story of NBC’s latest… I was about to say “latest ethical lapse,” but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Let’s just call it the latest example of NBC lying so egregiously, even a few other liberal media outlets are calling them out on it. Twitchy deserves our thanks for catching the lie and presenting the truth. And now the cover-up begins at NBC. Erik Wemple at WaPo has the latest: MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a...
  • Paul Begala: Me and a Gun; Why most gun owners support tougher controls (Blech)

    01/07/2013 7:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2013 | Paul Begala
    A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control,...
  • Saturday Night Live too PC to be funny with a Democrat White House

    10/13/2012 8:49:17 PM PDT · by winner3000 · 18 replies
    Self ^ | 10/13/2012 | Winner3000
    I went to Hulu and watched the SNL skit of the Obama/Romney debate. They made Romney into the unlikable person, made him say the most outrageously false statements such as he killed Osama bin Laden (Romney lied-straight out of the DNC talking points), and even had Obama being excused for his performance because he was thinking about what gift to get to his wife on their anniversary (such a romantic fellow!) and SNL even made a centerpiece of Al Gore's buffoonish excuse that Obama was affected by the altitude. I just turned off SNL after I watched their skit on...
  • Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama

    07/28/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    You know, it's bad enough that a percentage of Americans admit to getting "the news" from Comedy Central's Daily Show and host Jon Stewart. But when a legal affairs correspondent from National Public Radio starts citing highly-edited videos created by this comedy show to bash presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while defending President Obama, citizens should be tremendously concerned about their tax dollars funding this media outlet (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Because it captures the essence of Obama’s view of...
  • Corporate cooties! DNC rebrands Bank of America Stadium as ‘Panthers Stadium’

    07/17/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    Now that the Democrats are gearing up to hold their September convention at the stadium, they can’t even bring themselves to type the words “Bank of America.” You know, because corporations are totally greedy, especially when they’re associated with the bankster one percent. For the record, Bank of America Stadium has never been called “Panthers Stadium.” Bank of America purchased naming rights in 2004, replacing L.M. Ericsson Inc. as the corporate (gasp!) sponsor. Prior to that, the facility was known as Carolinas Stadium. Yep, can’t have President Obama associated with an icky corporation when he delivers his keynote address at,...
  • NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call

    04/03/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 124 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Fox/AP
    NBC News issued an apology Tuesday for the way it handled the broadcasting of the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case. Following reports that NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal investigation. "During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers," the network said in a statement...
  • Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man

    06/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile
    A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland. Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause. "One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger....
  • ‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man

    06/15/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell
    ...“Paula Brooks,” editor of Lez Get Real since its founding in 2008, is actually Bill Graber, 58, who said he is a retired Ohio military man and construction worker that had adopted his wife’s identity online... Brooks’s identity came under suspicion after news broke that a woman called Amina Arraf on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” might not really be a Syrian lesbian. Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect. Liz Henry, a Web producer at BlogHer.com, questioned...
  • Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 97 replies · 2,164+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010
    There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And...
  • The Right Wing's Memorial Day Attack on Obama (Left Lie's Again)

    05/26/2010 6:29:45 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies · 1,487+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | May 26, 2010 | David Corn
    There's a hole in the bottom of the ocean. Unemployment is still near 10 percent. There are two wars underway. And what are conservative pundits fretting about? That this year President Obama won't be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. The liberal watchdog outfit, Media Matters, has been keeping track of this latest right-wing meme: - Glenn Beck says, "Obama is skipping out on a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery because he'll be in Chicago on vacation. I'm sorry, I don't ever, ever question the president's vacation. I...
  • Washington Post Ombudsman Misses Point

    04/12/2010 9:30:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/12/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Today, in his guise as the Washington Post’s ombudsman, Andrew Alexander posted a discussion about the recent misreporting by the Old Media about the various “incidents” that supposedly occurred between the admittedly raucous tea party protesters and members of Congress in Washington, D.C., during the healthcare fight. But while Alexander finally makes some admissions on how the Old Media dropped the ball on these exaggerated reports, he still missed the point of the whole mess. Alexander starts his report off with an interesting rhetorical style. He writes about incidents as if they actually happened even as he admits later down...
  • Lib Media Claims Rock Was Thrown Through Rep’s Office Window..... On the 30th Floor!

    03/26/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Justaham · 45 replies · 1,667+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-26-10 | Jim Hoft
    The Seattle Times reported today on another horrible political attack. The Times claimed that liberal democrat Rep. Steve Driehaus had a rock thrown though his office window: Protesters have been demonstrating at Driehaus’ Ohio home, said Tim Mulvey, a spokesman for the anti-abortion Democrat who joined Stupak in voting for the health bill. A rock was thrown through the window of Driehaus’ Cincinnati office Sunday, and a death threat was phoned in to his Washington office a day later, Mulvey said. “It’s getting out of hand,” Mulvey said. As Glenn Reynolds noted… Rep. Driehaus’ office is in the Carew Tower...
  • (Rush) Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care

    03/09/2010 2:13:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 851+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 9, 2010 | David Knowles
    Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care (March 9) -- Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has thrown down the gauntlet. If the U.S. Congress passes health care reform, Limbaugh will leave the country to receive his medical treatment. Specifically, Limbaugh told a caller that he envisions traveling to Costa Rica should the government, through a federal program costing upwards of $1 trillion, expand health care coverage to approximately 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Costa Rica, as it happens, offers universal heath care to all of its residents. Limbaugh's guarantee is but the latest variation of what...
  • Sarah Palin and Grabby Entourage "Like Locusts" at Oscar Gift Suite (HUGE BARF ALERT)

    03/04/2010 11:38:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,785+ views
    E! Online ^ | 2010-03-04 | Ted Casablanca & Whitney English
    Why wouldn't Sarah Palin be at an Oscar gifting suite? The Fox News contributor and one-time vice presidental hopeful showed up to Silver Spoon's Oscar Suite in West Hollywood yesterday, benefiting the Red Cross. But like all politicians, Sarah and her crew were hardly gems when the cameras weren't rolling... "They were like locusts," says one vendor at the suite, regarding Palin and her large group of hangers-on. "She showed up with like 20 people, and they immediately swarmed the place taking everything!" S.P. was accompanied by daughter Willow, grandson Tripp and a bunch of female handlers. A source at...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Joe Scarborough

    02/17/2010 8:50:40 AM PST · by rhema · 21 replies · 1,229+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/17/2010 | L. Brent Bozell III
    I don't know when or where or even if Joe Scarborough's radio show airs in my area, nor do I care. The other night, a friend caught this clip from his radio show and sent it to me. It's about a blog that is published by the organization I head. "NewsBusters, which just loves writing negative articles about me, I don't know why, a lot of really false ones and I don't know what's actually gotten into Brent Bozell, but he actually goes out of his way to write false articles about me now ...They just distort the news for...
  • Impressive Media Malpractice at March For Life

    01/25/2010 8:23:09 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 769+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    In January 2009 we brought a six-man camera crew to Washington to create a documentary on the subject of the annual March for Life called Thine Eyes. What motivated Steve Sanborn, the organizer of the project and a March veteran, was the media's historic failure to capture the numbers, the demographics or the spirit of the marchers. With the advantage of rooftop cameras, we estimated there were about 350,000 participants, about 75 percent of whom were under 25, with more females than males among the young people. I also assigned our six cameramen to find as many pro-abortion protestors as...
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and Mike Barnicle Blame Coakley; She "Has Clearly Blown It" - Video

    01/18/2010 12:13:57 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,602+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 18, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Mike Barnicle and Pat Buchanan talking with Andrea Mitchell about Martha Coakley and the Massachusetts race. (Video)Andrea Mitchell said that Martha Coakley "has clearly blown it" and Mike Barnicle said that Coakley "took the public for granted." Barnicle said up until Sunday he thought that Coakley "could pull out a narrow victory, just based upon registration and union members getting voters to the polls," but he said he was "stunned" after seeing all the Scott Brown signs and said he "would not be at all surprised" if Scott Brown wins tomorrow. Mike Barnicle added that he...
  • Campaigns going strong as Kennedy seat race heads into final days (Did he really say that?)

    01/14/2010 9:32:51 AM PST · by worst-case scenario · 141 replies · 2,880+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/2010 | Matt Viser, Globe Staff
    From the article: He also claimed that he was unfamiliar with the “Tea Party movement,” when asked by a reporter. When told that different people labeled him a conservative, moderate and a liberal Republican, he responded “I’m a Scott Brown Republican.”
  • Losing the Climate Debate, That's Ok, Just Change History

    12/23/2009 7:19:55 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 11 replies · 863+ views
    During the 70 years that the communists controlled the Soviet Union, they had a peculiar way of teaching history to the people. They would teach things as historical fact that never happened. If you were one of those who took umbrage with their revisionist history lessons, you would soon find yourself living in a tiny apartment in a part of the country where they laugh at anyone who claims the world is getting warmer. In a communist country this is the only way to convince the masses that they are actually better off than anyone in the history of...
  • CAIR official disrupts free speech conference, ejected by Capitol Hill police

    10/29/2009 7:40:57 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 942+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | October 29, 2009 | Barbarossa
    An intern for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was ejected Wednesday from a conference held at the US Capitol Visitors Center Congressional Auditorium after behaving in a threatening manner and repeatedly violating conference rules by attempting to record conference speakers who have been the subject of death threats by Muslims. The CAIR official, Iyad Awadallah of Boca Raton, Florida, was ejected from the conference and escorted from the premises by Capitol Hill police. Awadallah showed up at the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion sponsored by the International Free Press Society and the Liberty Legal Project...
  • The Chamber of Commerce is only the latest target of the Chicago Gang in the White House.

    10/23/2009 12:25:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2009 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat...What is a little novel is the public and bare-knuckle way in which the Obama team is waging these campaigns...In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection. That was...
  • Nonpartisan "news" outlet soliciting health-care horror stories

    09/17/2009 9:17:35 PM PDT · by cva41 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    Hotair ^ | 9/17/2009 | Hotair - comments
    The source link is to the comment section at Hotair. This link is to the referenced questionaire http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32843690/ns/health-health_care/
  • Petition Against Cheney With Only 150 Signatures in a Year Draws AP Coverage (barf!)

    09/09/2009 3:30:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 433+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-9-09 | Mitchell Blatt
    Ill will against former Vice President Dick Cheney still runs high in some circles. So high, in fact, that when the University of Wyoming decided to name an international student center after him, Suzanne Pelican began circulating a petition against it last year. One year later, that petition has earned 150 signatures and an Associated Press story. In a story titled “Protest brews over Cheney center at Univ. of Wyo.” AP reporter Mead Gruver writes:
  • Dick Cheney's Conserv-erotica

    09/02/2009 11:53:13 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 9 replies · 1,078+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 9/2/09 | Reginald Cunningham III
    WASHINGTON, DC – Another sex scandal has rocked a South Carolina conservative. The trail of evidence has led reporters to erotic fiction authored by Dick Cheney. Kristin Maguire, a respected South Carolina conservative, has been discovered to be the author of hardcore erotic short fiction. Maguire was the Chair of the Board of Education for years, and appointed by Mark Sanford. Investigation has uncovered several stories written by Maguire under the pen name “Bridget Keeney.” Maguire was also a devout advocate of “abstinence only” sex education. Further investigation of websites Maguire would frequent and chat room exchanges reveal even more...
  • Witchcraft in the White House

    08/17/2009 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 156 replies · 7,912+ views
    Atkinson's Advice (Townhall) ^ | 8/15/2009 | Kristen Atkinson
    The Obama White House is abuzz with talk of witchcraft by first grandmother, 72-year-old Marian Robinson, who lives in the White House residence. A close friend of Michelle Obama says the president is furious at his mother-in-law after learning that she was practicing Santeria, an African spirit cult, in the White House. "The president is quite upset about this on two different levels. First, he is a committed Christian, no matter what his critics say about Reverend Wright. He is adamant that Sasha and Malia be raised with Christian influences. He does not want them to be involved with African...
  • Obama camp plant fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/17/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies · 1,624+ views
    lonestartimes ^ | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive

    08/14/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT · by reader25 · 214 replies · 8,052+ views
    ABC news ^ | August 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
  • Murder for ratings? Brazil cops suspect TV host

    08/11/2009 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Google/AP ^ | August 11, 2009 | Alan Clendenning and Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — In one murder after another, the "Canal Livre" crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victim. Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show's host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil's Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking. "The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get...
  • Democrats Steal Old Folk's Identity in Propaganda Mailing

    04/09/2009 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 1,232+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/09/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    So what would you call it if someone picked some elderly man's name out of a phone book, then sent a mailing in his name out to people to convince them that a political cause is worth supporting? Would you call it identity theft? To a degree. A newer term might be astroturf. But what ever you call it, at the very least it is a lie. Well, leave it to Democrats to perpetrate this theft/lie to gin up support for a political cause. This is what happened in Massachusetts as uncovered by newspaperman Matthew Nadler of the Halifax-Plympton Reporter...
  • Toby Keith Launches Expletive-Laced Tirade Against Ethan Hawke

    04/07/2009 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 37 replies · 1,966+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/07/09 | Uncredited
    LAS VEGAS — Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith. But a furious Keith, speaking backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, said it wasn't true, and added that Hawke did not name him in the story because he did not want to face him...
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Might Benefit from Economic Failure

    03/03/2009 11:28:21 AM PST · by lewisglad · 56 replies · 2,921+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 3, 2009 1:56 PM
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh rejected reports that he is rooting for the failure of President Obama on his syndicated radio program Tuesday. Instead, he suggested that President Obama stands to gain from an economic failure. “I am an average citizen…I have a microphone,” Mr. Limbaugh said. He argued that he has been financially fortuitous in his life and asked why he would want to see the economy fail and his capital shrink. Mr. Limbaugh also responded to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s comment on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that Limbaugh “is the voice and the intellectual...
  • ABC's 'What Would You Do?' concocts scenarios for social test

    01/05/2009 9:24:16 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 97 replies · 3,349+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 1/5/2009 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — You're standing in line at a deli behind two day laborers fumbling with cash and struggling with English, when the clerk begins spewing hatred. Go back to your country, he says, or go eat at Taco Bell. What would you do? Stand in uncomfortable silence, hoping simply to leave as quickly as possible? Tell the clerk to shut up? Or join in with the bigotry, kicking the men while they're down? When ABC News set up that scenario in a New Jersey deli, hiring actors to portray the clerk and laborers and hiding cameras to record...
  • Publishing Fakes

    12/25/2008 8:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,311+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2008 | Emmet Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- The decline of The New York Times continues, alas and egad. On Monday, the Times was duped by some scoundrel who sent the newspaper's Web site a rude e-mail about Caroline Kennedy. It supposedly was signed by Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris. Now the Times has had to admit: "We posted a letter that carries the name of Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris, sharply criticizing Caroline Kennedy. This letter was a fake. It should not have been published. Doing so violated both our standards and our procedures in publishing signed letters from our readers." Well, I,...
  • [President-elect] Obama to boldly go where no geek has gone before

    12/24/2008 11:41:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 2,593+ views
    KBCI-TV / The Associated Press ^ | December 24, 2008 | Seth Borenstein
    Get ready for the geek-in-chief. President-elect Barack Obama used to collect comic books, can't part with his BlackBerry, and once flashed Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy the Vulcan "Live Long and Prosper" sign. That and other evidence has convinced some of Obama's nerdier fans that he'll be the first American president to show distinct signs of geekiness. And that's got them as excited as a Tribble around a Klingon. Obama is good at "repressing his inner geek, but you can tell it's there," especially when he goes into nuanced explanations of technical_matters, said Benjamin Nugent, author of the book "American Nerd:...
  • Election Night: Whiteboards Out, Holograms In

    11/06/2008 8:08:18 AM PST · by outfield · 56 replies · 2,561+ views
    TIME ^ | 11/5/08 | James Poniewozik
    The mind reels at how news organizations might employ this technology in the future. Will we see holograms of reporters standing outside in hurricanes?
  • NBC Honcho: Obama 'Lifted Himself Up From the Streets of Hawaii'

    11/02/2008 11:38:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 1,812+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Whitaker, head of the NBC News DC bureau, got off today's laugh line when he described Barack Obama as having "lifted himself up from the streets of Hawaii." Oh those mean streets of Hawaii. You know, the sort pictured here at the Punahou school that Obama attended from 5-12th grade. While attending Punahou, Obama lived with his grandparents. His ill grandmother has been in the news lately. But how many readers are aware that grandma Dunham was . . . a vice-president of the Bank of Hawaii? View video here.
  • Gunga Dan: “Fear Shouldn't Be In A Journalist's DNA”

    10/19/2008 1:13:22 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 441+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | October 17, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Earlier in the week, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather told attendees of Time Warner's Politics 2008 Summit that the press “has been in a defensive posture for some time,” that pressure from conservatives has led to “self-censorship” and that journalists should be “Fiercely independent and even ornery from time to time.” ... Um, this would be the same Dan Rather who exercised self-censorship in his fawning interview with Saddam Hussein in 2003 - whom he knew wouldn't hesitate to pull out his sidearm and shoot him between the eyes while the camera was rolling if he got pissed off...
  • Current and Former Republicans Line Up for Obama

    08/12/2008 12:28:18 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 75 replies · 426+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Aug. 12, 2008 | FoxNews
    Barack Obama's campaign is rolling out a number of centrist Republicans who are endorsing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee over Republican rival John McCain - in a show of his ability to win cross-over votes. A conference call Tuesday featured former Iowa Rep. Jim Leach, former White House intelligence adviser Rita Hauser and former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who represented his state as a Republican, but switched to become a Democrat so he could vote for Obama in the primary. Leach predicted that a lot of Republicans and independents are going to be attracted by Obama's campaign. The Obama...
  • Obama: concussion drove me into White House race [I got hit on the head with a rock....]

    08/06/2008 9:48:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 100+ views
    Obama: concussion drove me into White House race 22 minutes ago Democrat Barack Obama joked Wednesday that the true reason he entered the White House race was concussion. "Why did I start running for president? I got hit on the head with a rock," the Illinois senator told a seven-year-old girl who questioned him on his motivation at a "town hall" meeting in Indiana. "When I woke up, I'd made my announcement and then it was too late. No, I'm teasing," Obama said to laughs.
  • Newspaper: Black reporter booted from McCain rally (Race card again?)

    08/05/2008 6:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 380+ views
    The Dallas Examiner ^ | August 5, 2008 | Brendan Farrington
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-A newspaper is asking John McCain's campaign why a black reporter assigned to cover a rally was singled out by security and told to leave a backstage area.</p> <p>Stephen Price, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, was among four Florida capital press corps reporters behind the scenes at a Panama City rally Friday when a Secret Service agent approached and asked if he were part of the national media traveling with McCain. Price said no, and the agent told him he had to leave. Price said he then pointed out that there were other state reporters in the same area, but was still told to leave. The other reporters were white.</p>
  • 'Baby Alex' Ad Pleases Liberals, Offends Some Conservatives

    06/19/2008 5:59:39 AM PDT · by Sopater · 63 replies · 276+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 18, 2008 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Does any doting mother want to think about putting her firstborn baby in harm's way? Liberal backers of Sen. Barack Obama are banking on a "no" answer. The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is running a political ad featuring a new mother, bouncing baby boy on her lap, chiding John McCain about wanting to wage a "hundred-year" war in Iraq. "John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for a hundred years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can't have him," the mother (actress) says with a quaver in her voice. (See video)...