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  • Carney: The Toughest Interview Obama Had Was With Jon Stewart

    04/17/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows. But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama...
  • Seven Reasons to Ignore Liberal Media Fearmongering, Keep Feds' Hands Off Preparing Your Tax Return

    04/17/2014 6:16:32 AM PDT · by celmak · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | 04/16/2014 | Ryan Ellis
    There has been the usual tax day-related glut of articles from liberal publications urging a federal takeover of the tax preparation business. As always, the ultra-left wing blog Pro Publica took the lead, followed predictably by outlets such as Slate, Vox, and Tax Analysts, as well as respectable news outlets like Bloomberg View and Yahoo!. The basic argument is always the same: the IRS has all this information on you anyway, so wouldn't it just be easier and better if they simply prepared your taxes for you? Wouldn't that be better than having to pay some rent-seeking middleman? This flawed...
  • Joe Biden’s First Selfie Is Just Awesome

    04/17/2014 4:23:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4/17/14 | Per Liljas
    Eleven hours after opening an Instagram account, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote "Found a friend to join me." He really couldn’t have featured a more prominent guest star. Want to see more scenes from the Veep’s life? Then follow "vp" on Instagram....
  • WTVJ, First Station to Sponsor and March in the Miami Beach Pride Parade

    04/16/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/15/14
    Over the weekend Miami Beach Pride 2014 took place and just one station (ahem) was there. WTVJ it turns out is the first local television station to sponsor and officially march in the parade. You’d be forgiven if you thought WSVN held that honor, I did as well, but as it turns out that is not case. Or maybe I’m thinking of Fort Lauderdale. Team 6 showed up in full force, decked out in purple and dressed up for the occasion with plenty of signage promoting the station NBC 6 anchors Jackie Nespral, Jawan Strader, Adam Kuperstein, and WTVJ assistant...
  • Megyn Kelly and the Sandberg Head Shaker

    04/16/2014 6:17:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-15-14 | Richard F. Miniter
    Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on...
  • The lost promise of progressive taxes

    04/15/2014 10:25:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters - Opinion ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Ajay K. Mehrotra
    By midnight on April 15, roughly 140 million Americans will have filed their federal income tax returns and breathed a sigh of relief. Politicians from both parties, however, will spend most of the day criticizing our current tax system. --snip-- Creating a new tax regime based on the ability to pay had significant consequences. Not only did it provide sorely needed revenue while addressing growing inequality, it also fostered greater social solidarity and bolstered faith in government — a lesson lost on many lawmakers today. Reformers believed progressive taxes could be used to reconfigure the relationship between citizens and the...
  • Media asked to be even more respectful of Islamist sensitivities

    04/15/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Being  respectful toward the sensitivities of Islamists should be easy for the "legitimate" media. They are normally more than respectful toward the sensitivities of the Obama Administration.An April 15th post by Jonathan Turley argues, gently, against catering excessively to Islamic sensitivities. Lawrence Pintak, dean of the Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, has written a controversial guide for journalists on how to cover stories without insulting Muslims. “Islam for Journalists” is an effort to educate reporters on the sensitivities of Muslims to avoid triggering protests or violence. Pintak writes that “Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen ....
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Nothing To See Here: ABC, CBS and NBC's Sunday Shows Ignore Latest In IRS Scandal

    04/14/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    MRC ^ | 4/13/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. Despite the new stories, on Sunday April 13, three of the four Sunday interview shows on the broadcast networks -- NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week -- all ignored them, whereas Fox News Sunday was the only broadcast network program to mention the IRS at all. On Wednesday April 9, The Washington Times revealed that a Dallas IRS office was covered with Vote for Obama stickers and engaging in campaign cheerleading. On the same day, The...
  • Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward

    04/12/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/11/14 | Anthony Man
    Showing just how important a strong Democratic showing in Broward County is to Charlie Crist’s hope of returning to the Governor’s Mansion, the first field office for his campaign is set for Planation. The campaign plans to dedicate the office next week. What’s being described as the South Florida headquarters will be located at 320 South University Drive, Plantation. The grand opening is at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The only other Crist office so far is the state headquarters in St. Petersburg. Broward, which has more registered Democrats than any other Florida county is critical for the party’s hopes to win...
  • Obamas and friends dine, catch Denzel Washington on Broadway in NYC night out

    04/12/2014 5:27:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    newser.com ^ | 4/11/14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    ...Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago. The play, which stars Denzel Washington, capped a rare evening out in New York for the first couple. They were in the city for activist Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference, which the president addressed earlier Friday. The presidential motorcade froze traffic out of Times Square....
  • 9 Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

    04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | by Alina Kleineidam
    The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat. Here’s nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary: She’s really smart. Obama is not the first president she’s worked for. She accidentally ran a half marathon. She was forced to get involved in last year’s government shutdown. She knows how to handle money — and crises. Her fifth date was a bit unusual. She engages...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee investigating leak to McClatchy, Feinstein says

    04/11/2014 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has opened an investigation into how McClatchy obtained the classified conclusions of a report into the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, the panel’s chairwoman said Friday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was also referring the case to the Justice Department for investigation. “If someone distributed any part of this classified report, they broke the law and should be prosecuted,” Feinstein said in a prepared statement. “The committee is investigating this unauthorized disclosure and I intend to refer the matter to the Department of Justice.”
  • Boston Marathon victim storms off Meet the Press set after interview ambush

    04/11/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Douglas Ernst
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis allegedly walked out of the set of Meet the Press with David Gregory. A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing stormed off the set of NBC’s Meet the Press in tears on Friday after being asked to comment on Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — after she was allegedly promised their names would not be mentioned. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost part of one leg during the attack, tweeted after the taping: I feel so disrespected @meetthepress I asked politely yesterday and you said yes. Now you choose to use the name instead.
  • Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

    04/11/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: I was called a troublemaker for pursuing Obama administration scandals

    04/11/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s been a month since Sharyl Attkisson left CBS News, a departure which many assumed related to editorial interference with her reporting on stories that focused on Obama administration scandals. Attkisson appeared last night on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor and confirmed those assumptions. Attkisson tells Bill O’Reilly that CBS News labeled her a “troublemaker” for her insistence on sticking with stories such as the Fast & Furious scandal. CBS wanted her to drop the Fast & Furious story over “a lack of interest,” and Attkisson says that the “interest” issue was editorial rather than audience related.Newsbusters has the full transcript: ATTKISSON:...
  • President Obama Helps Michelle Avoid Wardrobe Malfunction

    04/11/2014 4:51:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/10/14 | Bonnie Fuller
    The first lady almost suffered a major wardrobe malfunction just like Kate Middleton, but luckily the President was there to hold down her dress! ...Crisis averted! Michelle Obama had trouble on the way as the wind started to pick up. There was a huge opportunity for a tragic wardrobe malfunction to occur, but not on Barack’s watch. Luckily President Obama was standing close by to wife Michelle, assisting her with any battle between her skirt and the wind.
  • 6th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride: A Festive Weekend [Miami NBC Official Sponsor]

    04/11/2014 4:29:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    People from all over Florida are looking forward to the state’s fastest-growing gay pride celebration. Miami Beach Gay Pride, now celebrating its sixth year, will be putting on an elaborate parade.... Hotspots Media Group is a proud sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride. Other local sponsors include WTVJ-TV NBC 6 South Florida
  • Brandeis Bows to Islamic Censorship

    04/11/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    It's graduation time. Many college students are preparing for their commencement ceremonies. On some campuses, some students are playing a game of what we might call "Dump the Speaker." Conservative speakers chosen to deliver commencement addresses are being howled off campus by leftist student organizations and faculty as well. It's either a left-wing speaker -- or none. Rutgers University recently faced this by inviting Condoleezza Rice and refused to budge. But Brandeis University has just knuckled under to student and faculty protests over its announced speaker, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was disinvited. You'd think a human rights advocate would...
  • Jesus coming to CNN (plus Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling)

    04/10/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 4/10/14 | James Hibberd
    CNN announced a new prime-time lineup Thursday that includes Jesus... Most provocatively, the network announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City, The Jesus Code, a series which promises to take viewers on a “forensic and archaeological journey through the Bible” (cue jokes about CNN looking for a ratings miracle). Religious-themed programming has been considered hot since History stunned the industry with its ratings-shattering The Bible miniseries last year. The Jesus Code “will take viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the...
  • Jobs recovery killing entrepreneurial spirit [CNN Fantasy, There is no recovery]

    04/09/2014 5:39:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/9/14
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As more and more Americans find jobs, it's having a chilling effect on potential new entrepreneurs, according to a new industry report. Last year, 476,000 new businesses were created each month, mostly in the construction and services industries.... That's down 7% from 2012, when 514,000 new businesses were being created monthly....
  • House Republicans Are Quietly Giving in to Obamacare [Lib Propaganda to Dispirit Us?]

    04/09/2014 2:28:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/7/14 | Brian Beutler
    ...now that Obamacare has taken root we're seeing the green shoots of conservative acquiescence cropping up all around it. A full month ago, the House passed three minor ACA tweaks—to address the concerns of Christian Scientists, volunteer firefighters, and companies that employ veterans (who are already provided health coverage by the government)....
  • A very educational animation demonstrating the mainstream media's relationship with the public

    04/07/2014 5:31:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The only thing that would make this more perfect is if the feed was going to cows instead of cats.
  • Ryan Budget Gets Mixed Reviews

    04/06/2014 10:07:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Apr 2014 | John Semmens
    This week Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis) presented a 10-year federal budget that would slowly reduce the rate of growth in government spending. His proposal was blasted from both sides of the political spectrum. Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin lambasted its timidity, arguing that “adding more spending now and postponing any slow down in the spending rate to the future ensures a continued accumulation of debt. The hope that some future Congress will have the courage to rein-in runaway spending is not a satisfactory trade-off for refusing to tackle the current spending binge.” President Obama called the Ryan budget “a stinkburger...
  • Reid Chief of Staff Was a Comcast VP

    04/05/2014 7:37:23 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2014
    Democratic members of Congress and the Obama administration have extensive ties to Comcast and Time-Warner, the two cable giants currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a $45 billion merger. One that has gone mostly overlooked: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcast’s former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reid’s office in 2011 under ethically questionable circumstances,
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • The dirty little secret behind today's employment report

    04/04/2014 9:23:57 AM PDT · by cutty · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | APRIL 4, 2014 | Jeff Macke
    There's a dirty little secret buried in the monthly employment data. It's a secret so dark, so exquisitely threatening to the financial media industry that those who reveal it risk being expunged from the community like magicians revealing their tricks. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 192,000 jobs were added to the economy in March. The unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.7%. The participation rate rose to 63.2%. Now the dirty secret: none of that actually matters very much. 1.The number itself is simply impossible to measure with any accuracy ... 2.The unemployment rate is irrelevant. ... 3.No...
  • Media Blackout on ObamaCore

    04/03/2014 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently the media only consider education reforms controversial if they are opposed by the Left. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) compared media coverage of President Obama’s Common Core initiative with reportage on vouchers and the results are illuminating. “In contrast to the pattern of Common Core coverage, thousands of articles were written about school vouchers, even when only a small number of students were enrolled in voucher programs,” Michael Q. McShane and Frederick Hess wrote in an Education Outlook analysis for AEI. “The raw number comparison is pretty staggering.” “More articles were written about school vouchers in every year from...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected by 16,000

    04/03/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/03/2014
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended March 22 were revised to show 1,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 317,000 in the week ended March 29. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying...
  • Selective News Coverage of Islamic Terrorism (US drops to 46th place in press freedom)

    04/03/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 3, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    According to Reporters Without Borders, the U.S. has dropped to 46th place in press freedom. The lowered ranking was based on the conviction of the WikiLeaks informant, the effort to punish NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and the Justice DepartmentÂ’s monitoring of reporters.Unmentioned by the report, however, is an equally serious cause for concern. Most press censorship in the U.S. is self-imposed. The masters of the media are quite willing to suppress certain news stories without any government encouragement. This can be accomplished in several ways: by not reporting a story, by providing only minimal coverage, or by shaping the story...
  • The (Rush) Limbaugh Letter, “My Conversation with Bill Donohue” (Catholic League)

    04/03/2014 6:09:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 2, 2014 | Bill Donohue
     The following article appeared in the April 2014 edition of The Limbaugh Letter. Reprinted with permission from The Limbaugh Letter, ©2014 Premiere Networks, Inc.For additional information, or to subscribe to The Limbaugh Letter please visit www.thelimbaughletter.comMy Conversation with Bill Donohueby Rush LimbaughA privilege to speak with this religious freedom warrior, president of the Catholic League, a bold presence on television, the author of many books, including Secular Sabotage: How Liberals Are Destroying Religion and Culture in America and Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century: Rush: Dr. Donohue, this is great. I have wanted...
  • Media Matters Writer Responds to Ft. Hood Shooting: “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead”

    04/02/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg tweeted this out tonight after news broke that there was another shooting at Fort Hood. “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead” Via Victoria Taft:
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • Do You Believe in Miracles? Onslaught by Regime and Drive-By Media Has Made OCare Overnight Success

    04/01/2014 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We're being beat on top of the head. They're hitting above the belt and below the belt. They're creaming us out there. 'Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five million people to sign up. They got their seven million. The media's so excited. ABC News and Washington Post, in a piece de resistance, has a poll out that shows for the first time ever a plurality now favor and...
  • Maher Trips Up Guests with ‘Racist’ Paul Ryan Quote… Except Michelle Obama Said it

    04/01/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    MEDIAITE.COM ^ | 3/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher took on Paul Ryan‘s recent comments about black culture and while he didn’t necessarily agree with Ryan, he did find it striking that prominent black people have made the same point he did but haven’t been attacked by the left... Maher then read a quote from Paul Ryan about how lazy kids are these days and how they need to aspire to be more than “ballers” and “rappers”… except that Ryan didn’t say it. Michelle Obama did. Maher asked, “Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”
  • MRC [Media Research Center] Latino Launches With Report on 'Hispanic Media In The Balance'

    04/01/2014 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 04/01/2014 | Tim Graham
    On Tuesday morning, the Media Research Center unveiled its latest arm, MRC Latino, with a symposium in Washington, DC on imbalance and unfairness in Hispanic media, beginning with Univision and Telemundo, introduced with remarks by Sen. Rand Paul. It's time for conservatives to participate more fully in Hispanic media, and for those outlets to present both sides of the nation's most important debates. MRC Latino director Ken Oliver-Méndez released the findings of a new report called “Hispanic Media in the Balance” (written with MRC research director Rich Noyes) that assesses how much national Spanish-language newscasts on American TV tilt to...
  • 'Legitimate media’ gives pass to disgraced Fast and Furious prosecutor

    03/31/2014 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | nachum | David Codrea
    A former U.S. attorney should be “celebrated, not sanctioned” the editorial board of The Arizona Republic recommended Saturday. “Exactly why the State Bar of Arizona pursued sanctions [a reprimand and a bill for nominal costs] against Dennis K. Burke for his involvement in the 'Fast and Furious' gun-running scandal is a mystery -- making it a perfectly appropriate conclusion to this enigmatic, murky federal mess." Except it’s not a conclusion, crocodile tear hand-wringing and excuse-making by columnist Ed Montini and editorial writer Doug MacEachern characterizing the criminal government "gunwalking" operation as a “slow, painful progression” notwithstanding. And the reason for...
  • Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story

    03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres
    Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. **SNIP** Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a...
  • Networks Hype Obama's 'Special Bond' With the Pope, Downplay Disagreements

    03/28/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/27/2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Thursday's network morning shows tripped over themselves in their rush to fawn over President Obama meeting Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. At the top of ABC's Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts touted how the President "feels a special bond with the Pontiff." On NBC's Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd spoke of an "ideological comfort level" between the two leaders, while on CBS This Morning, White House correspondent Major Garrett described their "genuine connection." [Listen to the audio] While ABC, NBC, and CBS provided a combined 14 minutes 30 seconds of coverage to the...
  • Media Ignore César Chávez’s Opposition to Illegal Immigration, Racial Advocacy

    03/27/2014 7:29:18 PM PDT · by celmak · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 03/27/2014 | Sean Long
    Rather than dismissing his contrary views as sour grapes, the media simply ignore César Chávez’s opinions that stray from liberal orthodoxy. Chávez was a 1960s and 70s union leader who promoted unionization and Californian farm workers’ strikes. The farm workers of the time were predominantly Latino. He is particularly famous for the Delano grape strike: a five-year strike and boycott against Californian grapes. Liberals seized on this boycott, as well as several high profile hunger strikes, to promote Chávez as a symbol of immigrant and Latino rights. Even today, prominent media outlets often praise Chávez, just as they lauded his...
  • Martyrdom Today [Christians Murdered Around the World, ABC focuses on Moscow Gay bar closing]

    03/27/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | George Robinson
    ... an estimated two hundred million Christians worldwide face harsh persecution each year in dozens of countries on nearly every continent. Bill Bright once said that more Christians have suffered persecution and martyrdom since the beginning of the twentieth century than in all of the rest of church history to that point. What should our response be? Always, our response should be informed prayer; and whenever possible, we should promote and participate in gospel-centered action. It is impossible to pray for situations about which we are unaware. The gospel is offensive to those who are perishing (1 Cor. 1:18); therefore,...
  • Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media’s Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief

    03/27/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | March 27, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Well, now we know why the Washington Post did not want to invest in Ezra Klein’s “explanatory journalism” nonsense. Turns out it is just a left-wing propaganda tool trying to spin instead of explain. Let us turn our attention to Matthew Yglesias, the Executive Editor of Ezra Klein’s new site. As my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He thinks Joe Lieberman is a dumb Jewish politician; was shocked to discover Senators represent the states as opposed to populations; was unaware of a black conservative tradition; couldn’t understand why Miami didn’t expand westward (hint:...
  • Russia's Largest Gay Club Has Shut Down

    03/27/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-27-2014 | MELIA PATRIA via Nightline
    After enduring months of homophobic attacks, including gunfire and toxic gas, Russia's largest gay nightclub, Central Station, has finally closed its doors for good. The club management surrendered to a spate of harassment in late February, after a group of men allegedly blocked the front gates, preventing patrons from entering the building safely, according to staff members who were on the scene. The well-known club was widely considered a haven and a symbol of freedom for the country's besieged LGBT community. "All was [taken] by our enemies," lamented former club dancer Alexander Moskalets. "It's all gone." "They really stopped the...
  • The Insanely Powerful Intellect of Paul Krugman

    03/25/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 14 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 3/25/2014 | Diogenes
    History deals with what we call "facts," but there are no historical laws from which these facts can be deduced, nor any strict inductive method for putting them together. It seems that imagination is required at both ends, both in identifying and in synthesizing the historical facts into "history." But we all know that imagination easily veers into fantasy, or hordes of tenured revisionists would be out of business. No one can do this with history better than Marxists and other progressives. Paul Krugman, for example, has it all figured out. He has a powerful loco-deductive system that provides immediate...
  • Yet Another Press Misreading of Vatican News

    03/25/2014 4:39:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 25, 2014 | JOHN PAUL SHIMEK
    Both England’s Tablet and the United States’ Commonweal incited debate last week with their accounts of an exclusive interview Archbishop Georg Gänswein granted the German television network ZDF. While the Tablet took more editorial liberties than Commonweal, Commonweal signaled tacit approval of the Tablet’s editorial stance.The bottom line: Gänswein’s interview indicates the Prefect of the Papal Household has come “unbound,” that he doesn’t much care for his new boss; and so, it is time for him to go, according to the Tablet. Perhaps, he should pack his bags and vacate Rome.The first round of comments came from the Tablet’s...
  • How The Media Uses ‘Creationism’ To Attack School Choice

    03/25/2014 1:03:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/25/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Eric Meikle, project director at the National Center for Science Education, tells Politico that he doesn’t believe “the function of public education is to prepare students for the turn of the 19th century.” Good point. We should stop teaching kids about the wonders of windmills and choo choo trains and stop demeaning the technological accomplishments of the 20th century. Because guess what: it already sounds a lot like the 19th century in classrooms.Of course, Meikle wasn’t referring to the environmental Cassandras of our public school districts, he was pondering the boogeyman of creationism. And, like most efforts to warn...
  • Bosh celebrates birthday bash ["The Black Circus"]

    03/24/2014 3:24:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/23/14 | David Lang
    Chris Bosh celebrated his 30th birthday a day early on Sunday. He held a big bash at Marlins Park. The party was called Cirque du Noir. It featured a carnival complete with mimes, contortionists, and other carnival games
  • Is Obama Planning to Ditch His Blackberry?

    03/23/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2014 | By Jeff Zeleny
    It was only five years ago when Barack Obama fought mightily to keep his BlackBerry — becoming the first president to be connected by email. Now, he may be looking for an upgrade. The White House is in the early stages of testing smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reported on yesterday, with devices from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics being examined by the White House Communications Agency. If the president leaves his BlackBerry behind for a new smartphone, it’s another sign of the times from when George W. Bush famously sent a farewell message from his AOL address when he...
  • My cross to bear – why I no longer hide my faith in the newsroom

    03/22/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/16/14 | Lauren Ashburn
    ...As a practicing Catholic, I began my career in local TV newsrooms where I quickly learned...religious beliefs are something you keep to yourself. ...I never thought that wearing a cross necklace would be considered “flashy.” The first time I wore one to work, I was told to take it off because it would be distracting to the audience. I wanted to keep my TV job so much; I did it. It didn’t seem to matter to management that I wasn’t covering religion. While putting the cross -- given to me by my parents -- in my purse, I told myself...