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  • When media, journalism diverge [navel gazing by the Left]

    03/04/2015 2:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    News Journal - Longview TX ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    You’ll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. They’re not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, we’re not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse; now it’s how too many in the Fourth Estate spend much of their time — especially if the horse is really an elephant. All too often the folks who get piled on by the media are conservatives and Republicans. People like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. In a previous incarnation as a reporter for CBS News many years ago,...
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Weston teacher faces discipline over alleged slur of Muslim student [CAIR pumps victimhood]

    03/03/2015 4:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/3/15 | Feltgen
    A Cypress Bay High School French teacher could lose her job after allegedly calling a Muslim student a “rag-head Taliban.” ....“I shield my son from every hate I can. I am very careful and pay attention to that sort of thing, so I sat him down and explained” about the ultraconservative political and religious faction.... “Her apology was robotic and empty and rehearsed,” he said. “She said it was an innocent joke and then started rolling her eyes and was huffing and puffing when I asked her questions. “She, as a teacher, has a responsibility. Look, as a Middle-Eastern man,...
  • The Obama Inquisition

    03/02/2015 5:08:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    And if you don’t believe in Obama, you’re a racist enemy of all that’s good and progressive who is going to liberal hell. Or as they call it, Portland. If you want to infuriate a liberal, question his patriotism. He’ll sneer, mock and ridicule the question. And then when he is up against the wall, he will mumble that the real patriots don’t need to wear flag pins because they covertly perform their patriotism in the dead of night when no one is looking. He may even trot out that fake Jefferson quote about dissent being the highest form of...
  • Writer of False Story About Scott Walker Slashing Funding for Rape Reporting is ‘Sorry, Not Sorry.’

    03/02/2015 12:11:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    IJR - IJ Review ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike Miller
    The Daily Beast has retracted an article claiming that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cut all provisions requiring the state’s universities to report sexual assaults. Before finally admitting she “screwed up,” the source of the post tried to defend herself on Twitter. As reported by Politico: The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to get rid of redundancy, as it already provides similar information to...
  • Scott Walker Survives His National Baptism by Fire and Solidifies 2016 Hopes [Video]

    03/01/2015 11:41:41 PM PST · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | March 1, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    February was crucial month for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but in surviving his national baptism by fire he has solidified his place as a force to be reckoned with for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. In being thrust in the spotlight by a less-than-friendly media, his detractors on both the right and left hoped he would prove to be "not ready for prime-time" and be chased from the race before it really began. As we head into March, Walker is not only still on his feet, but may be building a wave of momentum that can carry him not only to...
  • WH Reportedly Considering Media Blitz to Counter Netanyahu Speech

    02/21/2015 9:20:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/21/2015 | Josh Feldman
    The White House isn’t happy that John Boehner circumvented them to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress, and so they are mulling over ways to counter Netanyahu’s address.According to a new AP report, one option they already discarded is having President Obama give a speech of his own on Iran to counter Netanyahu’s. What is still on the table, administration officials say, is Obama doing an interview with “a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu.”RELATED: Obama on Bibi Speech: Don’t Cloud U.S.-Israel Pact with ‘Partisan Politics’They are also considering a...
  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • Wolf Blitzer Blames GOP for Failure of Bill Majority of Dems Voted Against

    02/27/2015 8:31:55 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “Situation Room,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer characterized the failure of a resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks as the Republicans “failing to break the deadlock over funding the Department of Homeland Security,” despite the fact that the majority of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats. “How will the Department of Homeland Security protect Americans from a terror threat, which is growing daily, if congress cannot find a way to pay those workers whose job is — supposed to keep all of us safe? Looks like Republicans are moments away from failing...
  • Walker Would End Campus Rape Reports (Another Liberal's head explodes!)

    02/27/2015 2:37:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2015
    Neatly hidden in his new budget that slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the public university system, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proposed that universities no longer be required to report the number of sexual assaults on campus to the Department of Justice. It also includes language to, “Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.” No explanation for the deletions is given.
  • Bill O’Reilly controversy spotlights partisan media’s growth

    02/27/2015 6:15:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 27, 2015 | Don Aucoin
    While jousting with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly a few years ago, Jon Stewart proclaimed him “the Mayor of “Bull---- Mountain.’’ But that image is imprecise. Fox News, the cable network beloved of conservatives, is less a mountain than a fortress, or maybe a tank. Firmly in the driver’s seat is O’Reilly, who worked at a Boston TV station and attended Boston University and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The network’s operational mode is the furthest thing from serene mountaintop remoteness: Day in and day out, Fox girds for ideological battle with what it sees as the...
  • Ted Cruz’s CPAC Televangelism

    02/26/2015 10:00:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Ted Cruz, CPAC’s favorite travelling salesman, was back and selling his favorite product: himself.Ted Cruz is onstage at CPAC. As is his custom he has declined to stand behind the podium and is instead pacing methodically around the stage with a microphone pinned to his blue striped tie. “To turn this country around it will not come from Washington; it will come from the American people,” he yells. “And so I will ask every one of you if you will join our grassroots army. Take out your cell phone and text the word ‘Constitution’ to the number 33733. Let me...
  • Byron Allen Goes To War With Sharpton, Obama, Comcast For Future Of Black Media

    02/26/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/15 | Patrick Howley
    Legendary TV talk show host Byron Allen is taking on Al Sharpton, President Obama, and the most powerful media corporations in the world in a battle to spotlight the crisis at the heart of American race relations. It’s a daunting mission. But for some reason he doesn’t sound scared... Allenjoined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, the Urban League, and former FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker. Allen and his fellow plaintiff also filed a $10 billion suit...
  • Media Question Walker, Jeb, Jindal Faiths

    02/26/2015 1:54:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Recently, a 2016 presidential frontrunner had the gall to question the religious convictions of Barack Obama. Asked whether Obama was a Muslim, this candidate responded, “There’s nothing to base that on, as far as I know.”
  • Historic vote set for Internet rules

    02/26/2015 4:48:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2015 | Julian Hattem and Mario Trujillo
    "....Supporters of the legislative effort say only an act of Congress can provide the certainty needed to make the rules stick. “I’m concerned that, if Congress does not act, all protection for network neutrality is at risk of being lost,” said former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), who unsuccessfully worked on a net neutrality bill during his time in office. “Without statutory protection, the net neutrality guarantees can be swept away in the next presidential election,” he added, assuming a Republican wins the White House in 2016 and nominates FCC commissioners opposed to the new rules....."
  • Lessons from Scott Walker's National Media Baptism [strategists' handbook for GOP dummies]

    02/26/2015 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    RCP - Real Clear Politics ^ | February 26, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns, Congressional Reporter
    "........ Here is their joint wisdom, pooled in a kind of Communications 101 crash course—a guide for first-time candidates. Media Bias: Get Over ItIn a pitch this week, Walker encouraged supporters to help him fight back against “the clueless and mindless journalistic herd.” The Republican National Committee argued journalists are asking less relevant questions of GOP candidates than they are of Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton and Democrats should have to answer for comments made by other Democrats, the RNC said. “If you’re a Republican, you’ve got to know you’re going to be held to a double standard,” RNC Communications Director...
  • My Scott Walker Column (And A Response To Ed Morrissey)

    02/26/2015 1:16:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, Senior Contributor
    ".......More to the point, I take issue with his suggestion that I think “Republicans had better work with the media.” It is true that I don’t believe the media are inherently evil or “out to get you.” But I also think — and this is important for candidates to know — that the press are not your friends. Ed’s framing, I think, implies I support what might be thought of as collaboration or appeasement. But what Walker did was (inadvertently) work with the media — in the sense that he played right into their hands. He made this an irresistible...
  • Obama Administration Embeds "Government Researchers" To Monitor Media Organizations

    02/25/2015 5:44:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    [T]he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly. The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
  • ‘Everyone Must Reject Giuliani’s Comment’ - The media's ideological ritual of denunciation and purge

    02/25/2015 12:36:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ira Straus
    In principle, there is no point at which the purge can stop — not until the entire discourse space has been purged, and people throughout it have been set eternally on edge to denounce any reappearance of the expurgated thoughts. ‘I do not believe that the president loves America.” So said the mayor who stood for America in the days after 9/11. It would be worth asking how many Americans think Giuliani’s observation is true, and discussing whether, and to what extent, it is in fact true. It is plainly a legitimate question. It would be dangerous for the fate...
  • Obama to visit Miami for MSNBC/Telemundo immigration town hall

    02/25/2015 3:25:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/24/15 | George Bennett
    ...Obama...will visit Miami on Wednesday to discuss immigration in a town hall-style forum at Florida International University. The event will be moderated by Jose Diaz-Balart of MSNBC and Telemundo...
  • Obama’s Creed: Are we being prepped for 2016′s fake narrative?

    02/24/2015 3:54:48 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    patheos.com ^ | 2-2016 | Elizabeth Scalia
    On Scott Walker and the absolutely absurd media histrionics concerning his refusal to both take responsibility for Rudy Giuliani’s comments, and also confirm President Obama’s Christianity for the world, I can’t help wondering, why does the press seem to want and need Obama to be a Christian? I don’t remember them much caring for it that Dubya was one. The answer to whether or not someone believes President Obama (or anyone) is a Christian is really simple. If I were a pol, it would go like this: MSM: Do you think the president is a Christian? Me: What a weird...
  • Othering Campaign: Political Wire's Goddard Mocks Walker Christian Faith

    02/24/2015 1:33:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    Bigotry is borne of ignorance and the nasty snark the Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard launched at Scott Walker’s Christian faith Tuesday is a perfect example of a secular leftist who finds everyday Christianity freakish. Sadly, it is also the result of a media environment where bigoted attacks on the faith against conservatives are becoming more and more acceptable.
  • Reporter Mocks Scott Walker For Claiming To Communicate With God Through Prayer

    02/24/2015 1:06:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    DC - Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2015 | Alex Griswold, Media Reporter
    Political Wire publisher Taegan Goddard got a lot of flack on Twitter after mocking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for claiming he could discern God’s will, only to admit that he had no idea Christians believed they could communicate with God through prayer. It all began with a rather snarky tweet about Walker’s comments that he was still waiting for “God’s calling” before he announced a presidential run. [snip] As Goddard received criticism from religious followers, he shot back at critics by claiming that he wasn’t showing disdain for people of faith, even as his tone became more and more sarcastic....
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann suspended for Penn State tweets

    02/24/2015 11:53:03 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    cbs news ^ | 2-24-15 | Frederick Brown
    "“We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday.”" "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."
  • The Media's Slimy Assault on Gov. Walker

    02/24/2015 6:39:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I'm not sure which is more absurd, for the media to be up in arms about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's statement that he doesn't believe that President Obama loves America or for them to mug Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for declining to weigh in on the subject. Many of us have been speculating for years about Obama's affinity for this country as founded. He promised to fundamentally transform this nation -- something he wouldn't have done if he embraced the American idea. There is so much evidence that Obama has a different feeling about America than all of...
  • Media Muddles Magnitude of May Tax Hike Vote

    02/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Approximately two billion dollars. That's how much additional taxes will be collected if voters approve a May 5 ballot proposal, according to a Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysis based on figures projected by Michigan's legislative fiscal agencies. The bottom-line figure has not been widely reported in the media. In fact, most readers would be hard-pressed to find it in newspapers or in press releases put out by politicians who favor the tax hike measure. For example, Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued a press release that stated: “Last year, the Legislature approved a bipartisan package projected to generate $1.2 billion...
  • OBAMAS GET SILLY IN SKETCH FOR FLOTUS #GIMMEFIVE CAMPAIGN

    02/24/2015 5:21:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 2/23/15 | Pam Key
    .... Obama assisted First Lady Michelle Obama with a comedy sketch video to announce her new #GimmeFive campaign launched to celebrate the fifth anniversary of “Let’s Move!” While Michelle Obama was explaining her new challenge to Americans to go to social media to give her five examples of things that they are doing to lead a healthier life, the president entered.
  • Freakout: The Media's Breathtaking Double Standards on Patriotism and 'Civility'

    02/23/2015 4:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Democrats and Republicans play by different rules because the media enforces those rules, and members of the national press tend to be liberal Democrats. During the Bush years, we were often reminded, dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Over the course Obama's tenure, dissent became dangerous, disrespectful, un-American and quite possibly racist. When a conservative figure says something that seems to impugn or question a prominent liberal's character or love of country, "civility" SWAT teams are dispatched to knock down some proverbial doors. Such transgressions mustn't stand. But when the dynamic is reversed, the civility police are curiously off...
  • The Twilight of Guiliani

    02/22/2015 5:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Those of us who have lived in the NYC area going back to his tenure knew Rudy Giuliani to be a petty, controlling narcissist all along, but when put on the spot to do so he could behave himself, as he did after 9/11 when the television cameras of the world were upon him. But lately he’s been letting his True Rudy flag fly. His recent comment that he doesn’t know if the President loves America has brought on a lot of commentary about Giuliani’s sad self-destruction, It’s been a long time coming; he pretty much lost his post-9/11 glow...
  • David Brooks: Giuliani's Comments "Unacceptable," Incumbent Upon Republicans To Police The Party

    02/22/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 21, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: At one of the Scott Walker events this week, former New York Mayor, David, Rudy Giuliani made a statement that has gotten a lot of attention. He basically — he talked about President Obama and said, “He wasn’t raised like we were,” talking to the group. He said, “He doesn’t love this country as we do.” It’s gotten a lot of attention. Do we — how big a deal is it? DAVID BROOKS: Well, it’s — you know, it’s unacceptable. You can’t say that. He doesn’t know that. It’s not true. It’s self-destructive. There’s sort...
  • Media Hoax: 20 Muslims Holding Hands Become 1,000-Strong ‘Ring of Peace’ at Oslo Synagogue

    02/22/2015 1:33:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jordan Schachtel
    The weekend’s feel-good story about a Muslim “ring of peace” formed to “protect” Jews at an Oslo synagogue turned out to be a complete fabrication by the mainstream media, according to an eyewitness report, local officials, and attendees’ photos. According to a local eyewitness, only about 20 or so Muslims formed the “ring of peace” around the Oslo synagogue. In fact, pictures from multiple angles show that there wasn’t enough people to form a ring, so the locals instead formed a horizontal line in front of the synagogue.
  • Just like the king, the mainstream media is affronted by Rudy Giuliani’s truth telling

    02/22/2015 9:52:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Are they that afraid of Obama, or merely only in the tank for him? The most telling part of the ‘Obama doesn’t love America’ Rudy Giuliani story is how the mainstream media is coming off so sanctimoniously affronted. Talking heads in some of the most surprising places (like Megyn of Fox News’ Kelly file, for example) are absolutely affronted that Giuliani put into plain words what millions of Americans are already thinking: “Obama does not love America”. Given that presidents, are after all, politicians in the first place, there have been good presidents and not so good ones over the...
  • Rudy Giuliani’s sad self-destuction: How “America’s mayor” became just another GOP sidewalk lunatic

    02/22/2015 6:20:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Salon ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Sleeper
    There is an important lesson here for us all: How often genuine political promise coexists with puerility and worse. White House press secretary Josh Earnest wasn’t just being diplomatic or clever yesterday when he said he feels sad and sorry for Rudy Giuliani, the former “America’s mayor” who’s been raging like a sidewalk lunatic at President Obama. There actually is something sad about Rudy’s long self-destruction, which began before his disastrous presidential primary bid of 2008. Sad, but possibly instructive to the future sidewalk lunatics among today’s Republican presidential-wannabes. Maybe you had to be with Giuliani at the start of...
  • The Washington Post played ‘gotcha’ with Scott Walker (and lost)

    02/22/2015 6:13:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    It’s all fun and games until someone gets smacked down The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Dan Balz interviewed Scott Walker yesterday. Of everything they had opportunity to ask, they chose to ask Walker whether he thought Obama was a Christian. How Walker’s opinion on the matter is remotely relevant or newsworthy is unclear to normal people, who expect the press to do that whole “truth to power” thing. Walker, seemingly unamused by the obscure religion question, responded appropriately, saying he “didn’t know.” [BIG SNIP] Because Walker did not play by their rules, he was isolated (rhetorically isolated, anyway) from...
  • Recycled Stupid Media Tricks – Asking Scott Walker If Obama Is A Christian [how did Hillary answer]

    02/22/2015 1:05:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Crawdad Hole ^ | February 22, 2015 | Crayfisher
    "..................Remember way back in the Spring of 2008, when Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked Hillary three times if she believed that Obama was a Muslim? She said no twice, but after the third time she hedged her bets and said “As far as I know.” The media and blogospheric reaction was to clutch pearls, hyperventilate and accuse Hillary of stoking rumors that Obama was indeed a Muslim. Last night, two hacks from the Washington Post recycled the trick. The difference is this time Twitter exploded:............."
  • The comedian Barack Obama, a history [pithy in the face of criticism]

    02/21/2015 11:17:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2015 | By The Hill Staff -- [late Valentine kisses]
    Even before he was president, Barack Obama enjoyed showing off his sense of humor. Since getting elected to the White House, President Obama has joked with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, done off-center interviews for Buzzfeed and YouTube and played ball with an interviewer who jokingly asked him, “What’s it like to be the last black president?” The wacky, funny asides have earned Obama plenty of negative attention, but they’ve also drawn a lot of focus to his policies. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the career of Barack Obama, comedian: Nov. 3, 2007:...
  • NBC's Brian Williams resigns from Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 8:50:09 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON — Suspended NBC news anchor Brian Williams has resigned his long-time position on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board of directors, the group announced on its website. Williams had since 2006 served in the position on the foundation board, an outreach group formed by Medal of Honor recipients that is designed to perpetuate the award’s legacy, according to an undated statement by co-chairmen Jack Jacobs and Bruce Whitman, as well as President and CEO Ron Rand. The foundation said Thursday it could not immediately provide Stars and Stripes with information on Williams’ reason for the resignation, or when...
  • Chris Cuomo: 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God' (Says The Certified Moron)

    02/19/2015 1:16:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "...the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961) It isn't often that a member of the media reveals the philosophy behind his political ideology, but last week, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo outed himself. In an exchange with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore about Moore's refusal to adhere to a federal appellate judge's order to ignore the state constitution and begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Moore said "...our rights contained in the Bill of Rights do not come from the Constitution,...
  • Too Many Lies, Too Much of the Time

    02/19/2015 9:11:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/15 | Alan Caruba
    We expect our enemies to lie. We should not expect our government to do so in such a routine and obscene fashion “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.”—THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, Aug. 19, 1785 I am beginning to wonder if Americans have grown so...
  • Fox & Friends Beyond Outraged at Holder: He’s ‘Tougher on Fox’ Than on ISIS

    02/18/2015 5:09:45 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Attorney General Eric Holder called out Fox News yesterday for fixating on the Obama’s administraton’s terminology for ISIS. “If Fox didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me,” said at the National Press Club. (snip) “They want to kill us and yet the Attorney General, chief law enforcement officer for the United States of America, is bugged by the fact that Fox brings up the accurate point they are Islamic extremists, let’s call it Islamic extremism,” Steve Doocy said. “Obviously this administration talks tougher about Fox News than they do about ISIS,...
  • Top 10 (Leftist) Astroturfers

    02/18/2015 6:24:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.* TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS 1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown2. Media Matters for America3. University of California Hastings Professor...
  • Maureen Dowd: Sarah Palin as Punch Line on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Special

    02/17/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    The New York Times First Draft ^ | February 17, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    <p>Sarah Palin during an audience question-and-answer session at the "Saturday Night Live" 40th-anniversary special last week.</p> <p>Sarah Palin in 2016?</p> <p>Even she thinks that’s a joke.</p> <p>The former vice-presidential candidate made her final transition to pure celebrity and political punch line on Sunday night, when Lorne Michaels’s “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th birthday with a comic extravaganza that became NBC Entertainment’s top-rated show in more than a decade.</p>
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • CUT ‘EM A BREAK? Brian Williams and Other Network Pinnochios

    02/16/2015 4:09:03 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 8 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | February 16, 2016 | R.G. Yoho
    Unless you have been stranded on Mars lately, you’ve probably already heard about the lies being told by NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, who has been suspended by the network for six months, a period which they hope will be enough time for everyone to forget about the incident and Williams can be restored to his anchor position, allowing him to then begin telling lies about the GOP challengers in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Williams told David Letterman that, while he was reporting from Iraq, his helicopter was shot at in 2003, a claim which he has repeated several...
  • Obama is Not the Only Problem (Long Article)

    02/16/2015 10:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Hey readers, this one’s too long. Deal with it. There’s too much going on. He gets away with what he does—just one example: “You can keep your plan and your health care will cost $2,500 less!” ...SURPRISE!! “You can’t keep your plan and it costs $3,00 more!!!--because the traitorous media doesn't chase him down on a damn thing. The revolution has got to start with changing the liars behind the cameras.ISIS on the march in Iraq. Al Qaeda swallowing Yemen. Exactly as Barack Hussein Obama wants it. In future decades, historians will marvel how his agenda was so hidden in...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 4:19:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.
  • Truth-Telling and the News Media [Former TV Journalist Gives a Christian Perspective]

    02/14/2015 3:47:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/13/15 | Lee Webb
    Truth-Telling and the News Media from Lee Webb Feb 13, 2015 Category: Articles NBC announced Tuesday that it suspended its lead news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay. Network brass concluded that Williams embellished his experiences covering stories over the years; most notably that he was in a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War in 2003.I’ve taken more than a passing interest in the story since I share a couple of things in common with Mr. Williams. First, before coming to Ligonier Ministries, I spent nineteen years in a position similar to his,...
  • Media attack on Scott Walker earns failing grade

    02/14/2015 3:08:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Obama could be the true Manchurian candidate, but the liberal media does not have time to investigate, for they are too busy hounding Scott Walker Clearly, the hottest Republican in the country today is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. After a well received speech to Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit, Walker has earned media attention and skyrocketed in the polls. Currently, he is in second place in New Hampshire and is leading in Iowa, while he is gaining ground on Florida Governor Jeb Bush nationally. With the rise of Walker come the very predictable attacks from the liberal media. This week,...
  • How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life

    02/13/2015 6:48:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jon Ronson
    As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel. There was one about a fellow passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport: “ ‘Weird German Dude: You’re in First Class. It’s 2014. Get some deodorant.’ — Inner monologue as I inhale BO. Thank God for pharmaceuticals.” Then, during her layover at Heathrow: