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  • Ads bring Church's message to mainstream NY radio

    04/22/2014 4:44:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | April 21, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Cardinal Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno/CNA. New York City, N.Y., Apr 21, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it. “This is an incredible opportunity to have listeners on a secular news radio media hear a message that gives very tangible examples of the good in the Catholic Church – what it has been doing, what it is doing, and what it will continue to do,”...
  • How Obamas poll-testing misfires

    04/21/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | by Fred Hiatt
    Robert Kagan recently wrote on this page that, foreign policy decision by foreign policy decision, President Obama has given Americans what they say they want. But the result hasnt made them proud of America or of their president. The same phenomenon may explain the disappointment in Obamas domestic record. Case by case overseas, Kagan suggested, Americans agree with Obamas calls: pull out of Iraq, wind down in Afghanistan, steer clear of Syria. But the emerging picture of an America in retreat, and a leader half-heartedly committed to promoting liberty, is not what they were looking for. At home, the fateful...
  • Elizabeth Warren Details Middle-Class Struggles, Political Fights in New Book

    04/21/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has served in the U.S. Senate for less than two years, but her message of economic populism and boosting the middle class has catapulted her to stardom with Democrats nationwide. In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," Warren reflects on growing up in a middle-class family in Oklahoma and shares how that upbringing shaped her mission to help struggling middle-class families. I wrote this book out of gratitude. I am the daughter of someone who ended up as a maintenance man, a woman who worked a minimum-wage job at Sears. And I ended up in the...
  • Dishonest Journalists Are Writing About Newsmaxs Rebuke Of Steve Malzberg Without This Key Fact

    04/21/2014 1:07:23 PM PDT · by JihadiKiller · 2 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 04/21/2014 | Chuck Biscuits
    In a Leftist or gay Libertarian activist rush to write articles promoting an invented, false, anti-conservative Even fellow conservatives are condemning him meme, articles are being written about Newsmaxs Steve Malzberg being rebuked by his employers at conservative Newsmax for his inappropriate line about Chelseas pregnancy being timed to Hillarys presidential campaign. As every solid professional in political media knows, not only is Newsmax not conservative, but its Founder/CEO Chris Ruddy is a good friend of Hillary Clintons who...
  • How quickly they disappear when their story doesnt fit the liberal narrative

    04/21/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If youre not familiar with the names Kwasi Enin or Frazier Glenn Cross youre in the vast majority. The liberal, agenda driven media doesnt want you to know who these people are because what has made them noteworthy does not fit its narrative of life in America. One is young and Black the other old and White. They are examples of the best and the worst of our society. Kwasi Enin is a perfect contradiction to everything the liberals say about the virtues of drug addicted, single, minority mothers raising children in crime ridden public housing. Seventeen year old Kwasi...
  • Sharyl Attkisson charges Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS

    04/21/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that she has left CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson is revealing all sorts of interesting facts about the way news is shaped by ideologues. Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources (transcript) Attkisson: “Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point” (emphasis added) Well, well, well. So the Soros-funded group works with mainstream media journalists on stories, according to...
  • Obamacare is Working!

    04/21/2014 5:39:37 AM PDT · by rootin tootin
    American Spectator ^ | 4/21/2014 | David Catron
    French leaders announced that there are significant reasons to believe that Syrian forces continue to use chemical weapons on their own citizenry in its effort to crack down on opposition targets. Appearing on the Europe 1 radio show this weekend, French President Francois Hollande indicated his government had "a few elements of information" that government forces in Syria are behind recent chlorine gas attacks in at least three towns, although he stressed that at the moment concrete proof was still lacking. While French intelligence officials work to substantiate the claim, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabuis told the radio station that...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Suggests Media Matters Was Paid for Propaganda Attack Campaign Against Her

    04/20/2014 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/14 | staff
    Sunday on CNNs "Reliable Sources," host Brian Stelter was very critical of former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkissons reporting skills because she has spoken about her experience at CBS News where she witnessed as a common practice the killing of stories unfriendly to the Obama administration. (Snip) Attkisson: I do think, again, that's a campaign by those who really want to controversialize the reporting. I do so you wouldn't listen to it, because if people took the few minutes to do a Google search, you would see the dozens and dozens of stories. I've done that were, in many cases, complemented...
  • University of Chicago Economist Who Studies Media Receives Clark Medal

    04/18/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT · by firebrand · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/18/2014 | Nelson D. Schwartz
    Matthew Gentzkow, an economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business who has done innovative work analyzing issues like bias in the press and the impact of media on society, has been awarded the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, the American Economic Association announced Thursday.
  • Liberal Pundit Sally Kohn Sings Kumbaya to Fox News.

    04/18/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 18, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    In her Article, What I Learned As a Liberal Talking Head For Fox News, for The Christian Science Monitor, Sally Kohn indicated that while working for Fox News, she had what can best be described as an epiphany. She said, For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics theyre personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you cant demonize them. . She went on to say, And no one will even...
  • 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 Bidens 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 couldnt have featured a more prominent guest star. Want to see more scenes from the Veeps 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. Youd be forgiven if you thought WSVN held that honor, I did as well, but as it turns out that is not case. Or maybe Im 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 · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-15-14 | Richard F. Miniter
    Megyn Kellys "Kelly File" is a great news show. Shes 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 respectfultoward the sensitivities of Islamistsshould be easy for the "legitimate" media. They are normallymore than respectfultoward the sensitivities ofthe Obama Administration.An April 15th post by Jonathan Turleyargues, gently, against catering excessively to Islamic sensitivities. Lawrence Pintak, dean of the Washington State Universitys Edward R. Murrow College of Communication,has written a controversial guide for journalists on how to cover stories without insulting Muslims.Islam for Journalistsis 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 -- NBCs Meet the Press, CBSs Face the Nation and ABCs 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 Crists hope of returning to the Governors Mansion, the first field office for his campaign is set for Planation. The campaign plans to dedicate the office next week. Whats 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 partys 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 shes actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat. Heres nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary: Shes really smart. Obama is not the first president shes worked for. She accidentally ran a half marathon. She was forced to get involved in last years 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 CIAs use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, the panels 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 NBCs 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, Cruzs office confirms he hasnt 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 Baracks 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 states 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 tweaksto 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 Reids (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcasts former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reids 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 Obamas, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the presidents 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 Obamas 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 Department’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 Ryans recent comments about black culture and while he didnt necessarily agree with Ryan, he did find it striking that prominent black people have made the same point he did but havent 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 didnt 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 its 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 Feinsteins 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...