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  • Were the shooting victims at Florida State white? Media isn't reporting....

    11/21/2014 6:18:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    11/21/14 | sff
    The Miami media finally got around to reporting a little bit about the shooter at FSU. NOTHING, however, about the victims. I have seen enough liberal media to know that if the shooter were white and had shot two or three black students, RACISM would be the drumbeat.... In this case, the shooter was black....but the victims have not been identified.
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Network TV Blackout on Obama’s Amnesty Address:

    11/20/2014 10:48:09 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 43 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | November 19 2014 | Mac Slavo
    Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama concerning his hugely controversial executive order to “shield” and otherwise legalize millions of ‘undocumented’ illegal immigrants living in the United States. But is this tide turning presidential address scheduled to be carried live on TV for all the country to witness? No. It seems that the big four networks – ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox – have all opted out of broadcasting the 15 minute speech, instead airing their November sweeps shows as scheduled in hopes of maximizing viewer ratings:
  • African-American Collegiate Scholarship Fund [Pic of FSU Shooter]

    11/20/2014 9:23:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Myron May Myron May Graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law 2009 -Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. -Rocky Mountain Region Chairman of the National Black Law Students Association -Texas Tech Law Review -Texas Tech Board of Regents Scholar Graduate of Florida State University Alum 2005 Wewahitchka High School Alum 2001
  • Immigration: Conservative And Economic Solutions To Act Now - Washington Times Goes Amnesty

    11/19/2014 11:25:20 AM PST · by oldbill · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/19/2014 | Washington Times Editors
    "We on the Washington Times Opinion pages believe it is critical that members of the new Congress understand the clear, comprehensive, and pragmatic solutions that conservatives have recommended . . . " But then gives a one-sided pro-amnesty 16 page special guide section that has only the one sided comments from the amnesty lovers like Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, Chamber of Commerce head Thomas Donohue, Grover Norquist, Paul Ryan, etc., but not a word from Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, or any of the opponents of amnesty and open borders.
  • Mainstream Media Tiring Of Obama's Intransigence?

    11/19/2014 4:30:41 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2014 | John Merline
    After the election drubbing his party suffered in November, President Obama now seems to be losing media support for his nakedly defiant stance on at least a couple issues.
  • Uber Exec in Hot Water After Suggesting Smear Campaign on Journalists

    11/19/2014 3:52:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    boston.com ^ | 11/19/14
    Uber’s reputation as a stalwart of the digital economy is quickly becoming matched by its reputation for brazenness in addressing its critics. The latest example comes from Emil Michael, a senior executive at the ride-sharing company. Michael thought it wise to tell a group that included BuzzFeed top editor Ben Smith his idea to invest $1 million in hiring opposition researchers to smear reporters critical of the company. According to Smith’s report, he specifically named Sarah Lacy, the founding editor of PandoDaily, a tech website that has been critical of multiple Uber practices in recent years. Lacy recently wrote about...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • Obama in Winter

    11/18/2014 5:59:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | by David Brooks
    They say failure can be a good teacher, but, so far, the Obama administration is opting out of the course. The post-midterm period has been one of the most bizarre of the Obama presidency. I’m not sure why the Obama administration has been behaving so strangely since the midterms. Maybe various people in the White House are angry in defeat and want to show that they can be as obstructionist as anyone. Maybe, in moments of stress, they are only really sensitive to criticism from the left flank. Maybe it’s Gruberism: the belief that everybody else is slightly dumber and...
  • Michael Brown case: Media hype trumps appeal for calm in Ferguson

    11/18/2014 3:42:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dan Gainor
    Ferguson, Mo., is sadly back in the news. The city and an eager media anticipate a grand jury decision in the possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of an African-American teenager.
  • From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

    11/18/2014 1:16:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Dowd, founder of ListenTo.Us, ABC News analyst and special correspondent
    "....Kim Kardashian, a celebrity by virtue of having accomplished not a thing substantive, but having been an expert at using a voyeuristic culture to make herself well-known, decided to sit for nude photos, apparently to make sure she stayed in the limelight. Did she do this to raise awareness about women's body image issues? Did she get nude photos taken to highlight the abuse of animals for expensive fur or clothing? Of course not, to both of these. At a time when women want to be taken seriously and enter into leadership positions,Kardashian apparently merely wanted continued fame and fortune...
  • Obama’s not the one who’s lonely, America is

    11/17/2014 10:42:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Too bad they romanticize the man with the pen when theirs should be telling it like it is One of the main reasons, if not the main reason why Barack Hussein Obama—after all his anti-American horror drops—is still cruising at 40% in popularity polls among low-information voters is simple: it’s that media mugs continue to drape him in urban myths rather than cobwebs. My media mug definition does not include conservative bloggers and other ‘citizen journalists’, but those ensconced within the hallowed headlines of places like the Wall Street Journal. In other words, within the mainstream media Establishment. In her...
  • New Study: Brains of Right Wingers May Actually be Less Highly Evolved! (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    11/16/2014 9:02:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Americans Against The Tea Party ^ | 11-12-2014 | Sky Palma
    According to a recent study out of Virginia Tech, a team of scientists have found that the way a person responds to disgusting images can reveal their political leanings. Maggots, rotting carcasses, gross gunk in the kitchen sink – all these were used in the research, and the results were pretty astonishing. “Disgusting images generate neural responses that are highly predictive of political orientation even when those neural responses don’t correspond with an individual’s conscious reaction to the images,” said Read Montague, a Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professor who led the study. “Remarkably, we found that the brain’s response...
  • Confrontations Await Obama After Productive Trip

    11/16/2014 8:21:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
    After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. Given his faltering political support in the U.S. and his party's recent election losses, his trip to China, Myanmar and Australia appeared to offer respite. The president, who was due to arrive in Washington late Sunday, basked in policy breakthroughs with China and warm welcomes in Myanmar and Australia. "I intend to build on that momentum when I return home," Obama said at...
  • The price of ignorance

    11/16/2014 1:36:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Salisbury Post, North Carolina ^ | November 16, 2014 | M.H. Clements, Cleveland
    One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare, has on at least three occasions referred to you and me as either stupid or ignorant. Jonathan Gruber, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has admitted (and even declared) that deceiving the American public, members of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office was necessary to pass the bill into law. Videos of these have surfaced and have been played on Fox News and on CNN. They are easily found by entering his name into a search engine. He is absolutely correct about “ignorant”, and...
  • O.C. Register asks reporters to help deliver its newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/15/2014 11:00:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times Business ^ | November 14, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    The Orange County Register is now asking its reporters and other staff members to deliver papers.. Amid continued problems with newspaper deliveries, the paper is offering employees up to $150 in Visa gift cards to deliver hundreds of newspapers on Sundays and Thanksgiving, according to a sign-up form contained in an email to employees Thursday. The effort is part is the Register's "We Care" campaign, launched after a switch in carriers left thousands of papers undelivered. Previously, the Register asked staffers to make customer service calls to those affected. The unusual requests signal that problems persist since the Register switched...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Assault (Weekly Update)

    11/15/2014 9:59:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Urgent: Obama Amnesty UpdateFCC versus Free SpeechElection Integrity Project: The New Hampshire ReportUrgent: Obama Amnesty UpdateUnrestrained, unaccountable, and unhinged … That’s the best way to describe President Obama’s approach toward immigration policy in the aftermath of the election giving Republicans control of both houses of Congress. As early as next week, the president is expected to announce a substantial and far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that would allow up to five million illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. free from the threat of deportation. The plan would also provide illicit work visas to millions of illegal...
  • Florida's job gains in October more than double those a year ago

    11/14/2014 6:38:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/12/14 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Florida added 20,050 private-sector jobs in October – more than doubling the 8,580 jobs gained in the same month a year ago, according to a regional employment report released Wednesday by payroll and human resources firm ADP.
  • Pelosi Defiant: ‘When Was the Last Time You Asked Mitch McConnell’ if He’s Too Old? (Video)

    11/13/2014 2:13:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 13 Nov 14 | Emma Dumain
    In her first public remarks since Election Day last week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to run to keep her post atop the House Democratic Caucus, and doesn’t sound likely to relinquish it anytime soon. “I don’t understand why this question should even come up,” the California Democrat said at a press conference Thursday. “I’m here as long as the members want me to be here. Pelosi suggested that she wasn’t, as many expect, looking to serve one more term as minority leader before retiring in 2016 — when, colleagues hope, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be elected...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • United Way study finds working families struggling to get by

    11/13/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/11/14 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Almost half the residents of Florida, including much of the state’s glitzy southern half, are barely getting by, living below the federal poverty level or struggling to pay for food, housing, childcare and other basic needs, according to a United Way study released Tuesday.
  • Obama’s China trip exceeds expectations with wins on climate change, trade

    11/12/2014 4:07:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 12, 2014 | McClatchy News Service
    Expectations were low when President Obama started his China trip Monday, less than a week after Democrats were trounced in the midterm elections. Yet upon his departure Wednesday from Beijing, Obama could claim some trophies from his visit: He’d landed several agreements with his hosts, including a first-ever commitment by China to control its greenhouse gas emissions. “I would describe this as the most successful multilateral summit of his presidency,” said Aaron Connelly, a research fellow in the East Asia program of Lowy Institute in Australia. He said it was impressive that the White House had been able to nail...
  • Obama may be too sane for our crazy world

    11/12/2014 3:31:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | by David Horsey
    ... Obama is the smart, well-behaved lad in the global high school that punks love to pick on. As president, he’s tried for six years to be a rational-minded conciliator. He wants his opponents, both foreign and domestic, to simmer down, dispense with threats and do the logical thing. Apparently -- from the bully who brazenly stole Crimea to the wild bunch who shut down the federal government -- everyone but him thinks that’s a lame idea. It’s doubtful anyone worries about Obama doing anything crazy. Contrary to what Nixon believed, sanity should be a good thing, right? Maybe, but...
  • Joe Biden's littlest fan: 3-year-old girl who...regularly 'speaks' to VP on her toy phone

    11/12/2014 4:54:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Many children have imaginary friends. But few of those BFFs are called Joe Biden.... ....Earlier this year, Avery's grandmother, Becky Burke, posted a message on Biden's website, informing him of his littlest fan and their regular 'chats', according to KCCI News 8.... Then, last Wednesday night, she answered the phone - and Biden was on the other end. 'He said, "This is Joe Biden" and I said, "Who the hell is this?' said Ms Burke. 'And he said, "This is Joe Biden", and I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I said that to you.”
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • CNN International decides to go off-air in Russia before New Year

    11/11/2014 1:17:11 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 17 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 11, 2014
    CNN International will stop broadcasting in Russia before December 31, according to a letter the channel’s managing company distributed to Russian cable operators. The letter from Turner Broadcasting System Europe obtained by TASS and Vedomosti newspaper did not state the reasons for the move. General Director at Turner Broadcasting System Russia Tatyana Kalita declined to comment on the issue, TASS reported.
  • Come to the WPLG Facebook Page for The News, Stay for the Abuse

    11/11/2014 10:52:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    TVSpy.com ^ | 11/11/14 | Kevin Eck
    The social media team at WPLG was on a roll last night after a commenter reacted negatively to the station posting a promo on its facebook page about “A new HANDS-FREE procedure to skim the fat off your body.”Viewer Debbie Cantu wrote, “Call me cynical but is this news or an ad disguised as news? Just wondering!” In response, whoever was manning the Miami ABC affiliate’s facebook page fired back, “Uhhh, last we checked Debbie Cantu, this is still a news station. Let’s check again. Yep… still a news station.”When another viewer with the name XJ Jaguar noticed the exchange...
  • On Jonathan Gruber and Disclosure [FLASHBACK]

    11/10/2014 4:13:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2010 | by Michael James
    The New York Times has an editor's note today: "On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers. "Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship". In November this blog, too,...
  • Bill Clinton Visits USC to Teach Kids Value of Financial Literacy

    11/10/2014 6:18:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC LOS ANGELES ^ | 11/10/14 | Asher Klein and Jackie Giordano
    The last president to balance the U.S. budget was in Los Angeles Sunday to preach the value of budgeting and saving money to at-risk kids. Bill Clinton spoke at the "World's Largest Financial Literacy Education Event" at USC's basketball arena.
  • Michelle Obama Appears In Veterans PSA with Cartoon Penguins

    11/10/2014 4:44:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11/5/14 | Josh Feldman
    .... Obama appeared in a video today to raise awareness about veterans issues. Sounds pretty standard, except for the fact that her co-stars were those cartoon penguins from the Madagascar movies (the video was a collaboration between Dreamworks and Joining Forces). In the video, one of the penguins complains that they don’t get any good missions, so Obama assigns him to oversee Operation Got Your 6.
  • Jesus is Not the Property of Liberal Commentators

    11/07/2014 3:41:28 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | November 6, 2014 | Trent Horn
    In a piece originally published on Alternet that has appeared this week on Salon.com, Frank Schaeffer claims, “Conservative Christians would have hated Jesus.” It’s unfortunate to read a piece like this, because Frank Schaeffer is the son of the late Francis Schaeffer.The elder Schaeffer was known for his traditional Protestant positions and his work in cultural apologetics. This included his famous 1979 book, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? that forcefully argued against the evils of abortion and euthanasia. Frank Schaeffer even helped his father make a documentary about the book.Today, however, Frank Schaeffer is an outspoken critic of...
  • Video: What happens when a reporter tries to out-squat a squatter in Detroit?

    11/07/2014 1:42:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-7-14 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Here’s Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff, a truly great writer and character, giving a Detroit squatter a taste of her (his? It’s somewhat in question.) own medicine. A homeowner had allegedly been attacked by the squatter while trying to sell the property, so LeDuff paid a visit: Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house, but was having some trouble. No, it wasn’t a down seller’s market — it was a squatter. Hamilton had a difficult battle: In the process of trying to get Lynn Williams out her house, WJBK-TV reported Hamilton was threatened with a knife. But things got...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Remarks

    11/06/2014 5:14:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Merlin
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed. "His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners. Obama managed the extraordinary feat of making (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell look gracious by comparison." Politico's White House reporter, Josh Gerstein, poked holes in Obama's defense of his record. "President Barack Obama and his...
  • Deliverance II, etc.

    11/06/2014 8:34:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 11-6-14 | Editiorial
    Deliverance, II Monday on talk radio we heard a woman pronounce herself devoted to education and say she would vote for Mary Burke because Governor Walker had been bad for teachers and it was “time for a change.” Astoundingly, she went on to agree that teachers should contribute some payment toward their health insurance and pensions, and that they should not be forced to pay union dues against their will. The woman was dumbstruck to learn she was agreeing with Walker on the most salient aspects of his Act 10 reforms, but unmoved on the question of whether he had...
  • Why the Media, seduced by the polls, were stunned by the huge Democratic Defeat

    11/06/2014 8:25:15 AM PST · by Din Maker · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | Novermber 6, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    It’s clear now that most prognosticators underestimated the depth of the Republican triumph in the midterms by slavishly hewing to the polls. Perhaps some journalists were depressed about the Democrats’ very bad night. The losing Democrats were bigger names—Sam Nunn’s daughter, Morris Udall’s son, Jimmy Carter’s grandson, David Pryor’s son, and folks like Charlie Crist and Kay Hagan—than such Republican newcomers as David Perdue and Thom Tillis. One exception to the MSM’s Democratic-centric coverage has been crediting the Republican Party with recruiting good candidates. And GOP officials were happy to help reporters write that story. “One night in early September,...
  • With a Big GOP Wave, Americans Voted for More Gridlock—And They Knew What They Wanted

    11/05/2014 9:33:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | J.D. Tucille
    On election night, TV talking heads watching the Republican wave/surge/tidal flow across the country earnestly looked at each other and asked if the new Republican Senate majority can work with the president and overcome the gridlock that has so turned off voters. Umm...what? Yeah, I know Americans keep telling pollsters that they can't stand "partisan bickering" and really hate Congress for its inability to get things done. But there's a strong hint that they're regurgitating sentiments that all of those right-thinking pundits tell them that they're supposed to mouth. After all, those same Americans just handed control of the Senate...
  • Heated Immigration Exchange Leaves Obama Shocked CBS's Major Garrett Is 'Working' Him

    11/05/2014 3:22:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 5 Nov 2014
    Wednesday during his post-election press conference CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett took on President Barack Obama over his insistence he will can only accept the senate version of immigration bill or go ahead with his executive amnesty. Garret pressed the president several times during the nine minute exchange to answer his initial question of, "Let me go back to immigration. Moments before you walked out here, sir, Mitch McConnell said, and I quote, that if you, in fact, use your executive authority to legalize a certain number of millions of undocumented workers, it would poison the well,...
  • The Media Really, Really Wasn’t Expecting A Sam Brownback Victory in Kansas

    11/05/2014 12:28:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/2014 | TRISTYN BLOOM
    The Kansas governor’s race was a nailbiter all night, with Republican incumbent Sam Brownback neck and neck with his Democrat challenger Paul Davis right up until Davis conceded around midnight EST. Looking at recent media coverage leading up to the election, though, you never would’ve known that #KSgov was a race to watch, especially since so many talking heads heralded it as a referendum on conservative policies. Left and right wing outlets began writing Brownback off for his aggressive tax policies weeks and even months ago, with many calling his predicted loss a mandate for moderation. With 100% of precincts...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Dismisses Media Matters: ‘Paid, Left-Wing Blog’ [VIDEO]

    11/05/2014 11:28:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/14 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with Huffington Post Live, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson hit back at criticism of her new book “Stonewalled” by the liberal group Media Matters, calling them a “paid left-wing blog” with close ties to President Obama and Hilary Clinton. Attkisson said that she was not disturbed by criticism from “…the usual suspects. I mean, that’s part of the game. There are entire industries set up that perpetuate and work with partners in the quasi-news media or just bloggers online…” (RELATED: Reporter Says Federal Government May Have Hacked Her Computer) Huffington Post Live host Alyona Minkovski asked Attkisson...
  • How Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms [OMG, The Spin is Hilarious]

    11/05/2014 5:32:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | 11/5/14 | Andrew "The New Hack for Hitlery" Romano
    So who won the 2014 midterm elections? The easy answer is the Republican Party.... But here’s the thing: In politics, the easy answer isn’t always the only answer, and the winner of an election isn’t always the one who benefits most. Take a closer look at demography, geography and the road ahead for the parties, and it’s clear that the long-term winner of the 2014 midterms wasn’t the GOP at all. The long-term winner, in fact, wasn’t even on the ballot this year. Her name is Hillary Clinton.
  • Exit Polls: Why They So Often Mislead

    11/04/2014 1:07:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | by Nate Cohn
    Did you think John Kerry was poised to win the presidency? That Scott Walker was close to losing the 2012 governor’s recall election in Wisconsin? Do you believe that the black share of the electorate in North Carolina dropped to 23 percent in 2012, from 26 percent in 2004? If you said “yes” to any of those things, you probably have too much faith in exit polls. Don’t get me wrong: Exit polls are an exciting piece of Election Day information. They’re just not perfect. The problem with them is that most analysts and readers treat them as if they’re...
  • ABC's 'World News Tonight' Finally Ends Midterm Blackout (1 week ago)

    11/03/2014 5:50:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2014 | 11:28 AM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC's World News Tonight on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers that a political contest with "enormous" stakes was just days away: "The countdown is on, this evening, to the midterm elections tonight. Your voice, your vote. Just eight days to go before this election. The stakes? Enormous. President Obama, already battling with a Republican House, will he soon face a Republican Senate?" It had been 137 days since the ABC evening newscast had made any mention of...
  • AP Exclusive: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed at Media

    11/02/2014 11:56:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Jack Gillum and Joan Lowy
    The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests. On Aug. 12, the morning after the Federal Aviation Administration imposed the first flight restriction, FAA air traffic managers struggled to redefine the flight ban to let commercial flights operate at nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and police helicopters fly through the area — but ban others....
  • WPVI Preventing Voters from Watching Bell vs. Booker Debate [Media Covering for Liberal]

    11/02/2014 5:58:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    bell2014.com ^ | 10/31/14
    New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell on Friday issued a response to WPVI’s decision to remove the 2014 U.S. Senate debate from further viewing. Bell said: “On Wednesday, WPVI (Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate Channel 6) ordered C-Span to remove New Jersey’s only 2014 U. S. Senate debate from the C-Span website. Since Channel 6 is not offering the debate for viewing on its own website, this means that the only debate between Senator Cory Booker and me is no longer available online to the voters who will decide this election next Tuesday. This is a decision by a major...
  • Flashback: How the News Media Celebrated Democratic Win in ’06

    11/02/2014 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/01/14 | Rich Noyes
    On today’s CBS This Morning: Saturday, the network’s political director, John Dickerson, warned Republicans that if they win the Senate on Tuesday, it will be on their shoulders to find a way to work with President Obama: “They’ve run an entire campaign on the idea that this person, the President in the office, is no good; now they’re suddenly going to have to work with him....After being the opposition party, you now have to show you can actually govern.” Never mind that the White House has telegraphed Obama’s plan to deliver a post-election middle finger to Republicans — and the...
  • Lemon Tree

    11/01/2014 1:46:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    PJ Media -- Belmont Club ^ | 10-31-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Even though the Republican party is on track to take both the Senate and increase its hold the House, not many believe government will subsequently improve. Expectations for both parties are low. “Faith in the president, and in government, is slip-sliding away,” writes the Chicago Tribune. Gallup, reviewing responses over nearly 2 decades, concludes that it’s been declining for some time. None of this is news. Bureaucrats aren’t even bothering to pretend they’re faithful public servants. They’re more interested in shopping. NBC says that bureaucrats have been giving themselves taxpayer-funded credit cards to buy what they please. One investigation alone...
  • Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Upcoming Asia Trip

    10/31/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Ryan Grenoble
    Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. At a bare minimum, outlets will have to front $60,000 per person for a seat on the chartered plane that will tail Obama as he visits China, Myanmar and Australia on a 9-day trip next month. News organizations split the cost of the chartered flight evenly, so when only a few outlets sign up, the cost skyrockets. 51 journalists will be onboard when Obama departs on Nov. 9, which partially explains the eye-popping sum.
  • ABC News Takes Over ‘The View’ As Ratings Dwindle

    10/30/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    Variety via Yahoo ^ | October30, 2014 | Ramin Setoodeh
    For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned. Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.” “Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming...
  • Florida vote: MMJ initiative ‘is done,’ says pollster

    10/30/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    the cannabist ^ | 10/28/14 | Ricardo Baca
    It’s looking like Florida won’t pass its medical marijuana initiative in November, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.... “50 percent of the Florida voters stated they would vote yes on the amendment while 42 percent stated they’d vote no,” the poll’s recap reads. “With only eight days remaining until the election, a powerful eight percent of undecided voters might hold the key to whether or not this ballot initiative passes or fails to receive the mandatory 60 percent support needed to make a change to the State of Florida’s constitution.”