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  • Two Black Assassins Try To Kill Durham, NC Cop On Christmas. National Media Silent.

    12/28/2014 7:01:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    johncardillo.com ^ | 12/28/14 | john cardillo
    A Durham, NC Police Officer narrowly escaped death Christmas night when two Black would be assassins fired six shots at him in an incident eerily reminiscent of the murders of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos. Officer J.T. West was sitting in his patrol car completing a report when he noticed two suspicious men approaching from behind his vehicle. West exited his vehicle to speak with the men when one drew a gun and fired six rounds in his direction, striking his patrol car once. West returned fire with two rounds but it is unknown if he hit the shooters. The...
  • Tonight on CBS, a Peek Inside the Vatican Library

    12/28/2014 1:18:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/28/14 | Kathy Schiffer
    Tonight on CBS, viewers will be treated to a special hour of “60 Minutes Presents: Inside the Vatican.” Scott Pelley will profile Pope Francis, who is surprising the world by spurning tradition; and Morley Safer will lead viewers on a tour of the Vatican Library. The program will air at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time. To whet your appetite for what is certain to be a fascinating disclosure of rarely seen documents, let me tell you a little about the things I’ve seen in that hallowed space. Center> * * * * It was my great privilege to...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Named To 'Worst Journalism Of 2014' List

    12/26/2014 11:04:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 26, 2014 | Wochit
    CNN's Don Lemon Named To 'Worst Journalism Of 2014' List by Wochit Don Lemon has picked up a dubious honor: ranking in a Columbia Journalism Review fellow's list of the "worst journalism" of 2014. The anchor has made headlines throughout the year for controversial moments during his tenure as a CNN newsroom anchor. In a post written by David Uberti, the CJR fellow makes a case for why Lemon deserves to be ranked along with other missteps in journalism over the past year. Uberti wrote, "As one of the most recognizable anchors on CNN, Don Lemon has helped lead the...
  • Man Killed, 2 Hurt In Christmas Night Shooting [3 UNARMED Blacks Shot; Holder Won't Visit]

    12/26/2014 9:44:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/25/14
    Three people were shot, one fatally, in a Christmas night shooting in Overtown and police are still looking for the gunman. According to Miami police investigators, a group of people were standing outside of the Express Food Center at 467 NW 8th Street around 8 p.m. Thursday night when suddenly, someone opened fire outside of the corner food store.
  • Why Obama loves golf, basketball and all things athletic [BO Cult Worship Runs Deep in Media]

    12/26/2014 5:39:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/26/14 | ARDEN FARHI
    After nearly a week of vacation in Hawaii, the president's scorecard looks like this: four rounds of golf, three visits to the gym, a trip to the bowling alley and a hike through the wilds of Oahu. It's a fairly typical Hawaiian presidential getaway, filled with athletic pursuits for a relentlessly competitive commander in chief in search of a worthy adversary.
  • That time Obama wore a tiara [Not Satire]

    12/25/2014 4:26:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/24/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    ....White House photographer Pete Souza shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday of the president donning a tiara with a group of Girl Scouts from the White House Science Fair earlier this year in May....
  • After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

    12/24/2014 8:57:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/24/14 | DAVID CRARY
    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff's officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner. ....Becky Grizovic, of Walton, Kentucky, helps orchestrate a campaign called Cookies for a Cop that provides treats to officers in more than 200 departments in 23 states. She was joined by her husband, son and a neighbor in delivering cookies to Cincinnati police stations on Monday. At the District 2 station house, Capt. Jeffrey Butler said the gesture was especially...
  • Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

    12/23/2014 11:19:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 23, 2014 | BY MICHELLE CONLIN
    From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life. Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime. The officers said this included being pulled...
  • NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO BLAMES MEDIA FOR ‘DIVIDING OUR CITY’ (video)

    12/23/2014 8:37:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    breitbart.com/big-journalism ^ | 12-23-2014 | John Hayward
    There’s nothing quite like the fury of a cornered political hack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a remarkable press conference on Monday afternoon where he blamed the media for creating the air of paranoia and racial tension currently hanging heavy over the Big Apple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQAh5MAkO8“What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna keep dividing us?” de Blasio demanded of reporters, angry at them for daring to report the ugly behavior of certain demonstrators. You can tell from his body language that de Blasio feels the wall pressing hard against his back. He needed a scapegoat, fast,...
  • De Blasio’s nightmare [Politico Crying for the Commie, not murdered cops]

    12/23/2014 4:03:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/22/14 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH
    Bill de Blasio, like his progressive political idol Barack Obama, is finding out that you can’t do the New Politics if you don’t pay attention to the old politics. In Obama’s case, it was a failure to recognize the threat posed to him by Republicans who didn’t buy into his calls for a post-partisan partnership with Congress. For New York’s ambitious liberal mayor, it was an inability to keep long-simmering tensions with the city’s traditionally powerful police department from boiling over in the last few days. Just over a year after sailing into office with 72 percent of the vote...
  • Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz: The Two Most Powerful People on Earth

    12/22/2014 5:51:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | December 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so. John King was apologetic for using war metaphors for politics and promised to stop. Wolf Blitzer, at one point, did a profile of Democratic congress critters who’d had death threats against them. Mind you, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Jim DeMint, and other Republicans had had the same, but...
  • Anatomy of a New York Times Hatchet Job

    In this series, we’re going to look at how the Times and other media entities have used loaded language, irrelevant details, and inference to portray the FSU football program as monstrously out of control and Florida State University, Tallahassee, and local law enforcement as willing to conspire and bend the rules to benefit their local football heroes.
  • Fox and Dish TV contract ends today.

    12/20/2014 9:01:39 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12-20-2014
    DISH FAQS Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:50 PM CST 1. What is happening? By law, WBOC and FOX21 must negotiate carriage agreements with satellite companies like DISH. Usually, these deals are reached without any disruption to your service. In fact, our company has negotiated dozens of agreements. Unfortunately, so far, DISH has refused to reach a fair, market-based deal to carry WBOC and FOX21. Our existing agreement with DISH expires at midnight on Dec. 31, 2014. If no deal is reached before that date, you will lose live access to the shows, sports and local news on WBOC and FOX21,...
  • Just realized: Media cares more about NORKS stopping MOVIE than NORKS building nukes

    12/20/2014 6:34:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/20/14 | sff
    Looking at the vast attention given to this Sony hack, I began to realize today that the media, egged on by Team Jarrett, is REALLY UPSET that a MOVIE was not going to be released. Compare this, though, to the NORKS efforts to build missiles and bombs that could annihilate millions of lives and leave cities radioactive for decades..... You can barely get the media to care.... Same goes for Iran. Let Iran's leader make an untoward remark about society or something.....the media talks. Iran building weapons to destroy Israel or sell to other terrorists to be used against America?...
  • Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    12/19/2014 12:33:33 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for a district, a Judicial Watch probe has found. It involves a small public school district in Weston Wisconsin. Last month a student at the high school, D.C. Everest High, organized a boycott of the new and despised school lunch, which is part of Michelle Obama’s $4.5 billion law (Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) to combat childhood obesity and end childhood hunger in low-income neighborhoods. The student, a senior...
  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • Pope Francis: "Disinformation" Is Media's "Most Insidious" Sin

    12/16/2014 4:15:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Pope Francis has identified what he called “the sins of the media,” narrowing them down to three: “disinformation, slander, and defamation.” Of these, he said, “the most insidious is disinformation,” which he compared to telling half-truths.
  • Oprah on Sony email conversations [The RANKEST of Hypocrisy Alert!]

    12/15/2014 12:23:48 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    kcci.com ^ | 12/15/14
    Oprah Winfrey says she wishes people wouldn't rush to judge private conversations between Sony executives that were revealed in a recent hack. I would hope that we would not stand in judgement--in such harsh judgement--of a moment in time where somebody was hacked and their private conversations were put before the world. Because if we were to look at your computer and everybody else's computer...I try to write everything as though it's going to show up in the New York Times. But there are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and your colleagues that you...
  • MSNBC Host: ‘Too Early To Tell’ If Man Asking For ISIS Flag Was Motivated By Islam [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 10:26:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Despite the Sydney, Australia hostage-taker displaying a flag reading in Arabic, ”There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God,” despite his being a self-proclaimed sheikh and despite his demand that police give him an ISIS flag, MSNBC “The Rundown” host José Diaz-Balart wondered if Iranian-born Man Haron Monis is motivated by Islam at all.
  • The Obama Family Holiday Card

    12/15/2014 9:36:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The official White House holiday card was rather staid this year, with President Obama and the first lady writing: "May your family have a joyous holiday season and a new year blessed with hope and happiness."
  • Air Force gay activist awaits trial for forcible sodomy

    12/15/2014 8:29:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    life site news ^ | 12/12/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    It's been a bad month, publicity-wise, for homosexual activists. Just two weeks after a cofounder of the high-profile pro-gay Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was arrested and charged with raping a 15-year-old boy, the homosexual Washington Blade news service has broken a story about another possible rape by a prominent activist in the movement. According to the Blade, Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried, the activist behind the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy regarding homosexuality, has been charged with forcible sodomy and is facing a court martial after allegedly raping another service member after a party...
  • Nota bene: Apostolic Visitation of US sisters and CDF scrutiny of LCWR are NOT the same

    12/14/2014 3:23:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 14, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    There is some speculation about what may be said on 16 December in Rome about the Apostolic Visitation that was conducted of communities of women religious in these USA by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (aka Congregation for Religious).   Some suggest (hopefully, even triumphantly) that a rosy picture, or at least not a black picture, will be painted of religious life in female institutes and orders.  Or, perhaps, there will be the usual positive comments about the many “fruits”, just like all the “fruits” we have obviously been granted since the Second...
  • Bill Cosby says he only expects the 'black media' to give him a fair hearing over rape claims...

    12/14/2014 1:36:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/14 | Kieran Corcoran
    Bill Cosby says he only expects the 'black media' to stay 'neutral' and give him a fair hearing over mounting rape claims. The 77-year-old said that African-American media should be impartial in reporting the allegations that he is a serial rapist. 'Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,' Cosby told Page Six.
  • Carr: Moonbats defend fable not the facts (Memogate and Rather referenced)

    12/14/2014 9:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Howie Carr
    WHO NEEDS THE TRUTH?: Dan Rather had to explain CBS’ fake story about President Bush 10 years ago. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia has since suspended operations after Rolling Stone ran an article alleging a gang rape at the house. Again, a fake story. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” You used to hear that occasionally in newsrooms, but the difference between then and now is, in the old days, they were kidding. Now, not so much. As the UVA rape story in the rag known as Rolling...
  • Watch CNN panel end show with AWKWARD ‘hands up don’t shoot’ Ferguson gesture

    12/14/2014 9:02:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 13, 2014 | soopermexican
    About the only thing useful about white guilt is that is continually encourages white liberals to do stupid stuff while the rest of us point and laugh. Case in point, here’s the “objective” panel at CNN doing the debunked “hands up don’t shoot” gesture that Ferguson protesters have taken up despite the evidence in the case. Watch below:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Then there’s this: el SooperSanta ن @SooperMexican so powerful. MT @sallykohn Proud to show support w my co-hosts. @cnn #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter 3:53 PM - 13 Dec 2014 74 Retweets 37 favorites
  • Biased reports from Rolling Stone and Senate (Rape & Torture manipulated to define America)

    12/14/2014 12:48:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Seacoast Online, NH ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Chidester
    What do Rolling Stone’s University of Virginia rape article and Senate CIA report have in common? Neither report talked to the accused. However, both also suffer from the same paralyzing component. Both reports' conclusions were determined before the facts were collected. Although each report touches on vastly different topics, they both expose a lack of unbiased critical thinking necessary for the honest, intellectual presentation of the facts. Both reports are a product of an “end justifies the means” philosophy, where the authors start with a desired conclusion and build the “facts” to support that end. Both reports are a demonstration...
  • The incestuous Government-Media-Business farce

    12/13/2014 11:12:12 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Dan Miller
    All the news that fits the desired narrative, and none other, shall be reported by the legitimate "news" media.On February 11, 2013 Vice President Biden said that he and Obama are "counting on...legitimate news media" to help in their gun control efforts. He said he knew people would continue to "misrepresent" the positions taken by himself and Obama, but that "legitimate news media" would cover them in a way that's helpful to the administration. In this post, I use the term "legitimate 'news' media" in the same sense that Biden apparently did. I have been reading Sharyl Attkisson's November 2014 book Stonewalled. Its thesis...
  • Put Athletes & Protesters On The Spot - Ask Them The Questions!

    12/12/2014 7:28:25 AM PST · by relictele · 3 replies
    Self | 12 Dec 2014 | Self
    The Michael Brown & Eric Garner circus has demonstrated (again) that the media are happy to fill the air with 'X reacts to Y' and 'Y reacts to Z' and 'Z reacts to X' - conveniently arriving back at X to start another cycle - without ever engaging in actual journalistic due diligence. Despite billions in state of the art satellite trucks, audio/video gear and an army of reporters, the media (apparently) cannot bring themselves to break out of the mode of providing a megaphone to those who are already screaming unintelligibly. In the 90s, before the truth about his...
  • On Giving Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

    12/10/2014 9:53:21 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazinei ^ | December 10, 2014 | BILL MAGUIRE
    It is curious in a non-Catholic country like ours that the question of who should or shouldn’t be allowed to receive communion has become such a hot topic. Seemingly, this kind of question would be considered inside baseball, simply an intra-church matter. Yet, our secular media is dominated by headlines about what this or that bishop (or Synod of bishops) has to say about whether the Church should deny the Eucharist to the divorced and remarried or pro-abortion politicians.In his interview with Face the Nation’s Norah O’Donnell, Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich was asked to comment on the following issue:When...
  • Hanna Rosin interviews Sabrina Rubin Erdely about her Rolling Stone article

    12/10/2014 3:58:19 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 4 replies
    SlateRadio ^ | December 1, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    This podcast is breathtaking in that it lays bare how this agenda-driven journalist trolled colleges looking to create a hit piece.
  • Obama Not Apologetic After Angry 'Profanity-Laced' Lecture to Reporters Reporting on Scandals

    12/09/2014 7:17:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama got "really angry" twice in off-the-record conversations with reporters, and one of those was "profanity-laced" as he unapologetically expressed his frustration at the fact that the journalists were reporting on scandals within his administration, retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton said in an interview with C-span's Brian Lamb. Within the past year, Compton recalled, the two times she saw Obama visibly angry at reporters was over coverage of scandals and how the press covered his foreign policy in the Middle East. "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times....
  • Police hunt for killer in burning death of 19-year-old Mississippi woman [White Girl Murdered]

    12/09/2014 1:43:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/9/14
    Investigators are hoping Jessica Chambers' final words will lead them to the killer or killers who burned the 19-year-old teenager alive in a gruesome murder Saturday that has stunned the small Mississippi community of Courtland.... When first responders arrived at the scene, Chambers reportedly uttered a few words that might lead detectives to her killer or killers. Police have not disclosed what Chambers said -- or tried to say. No motive has been released. "They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out," her father, Ben Chambers, told the station as he...
  • Judge says lawsuit can allege Scott intentionally violated law [Witch Hunt in Florida]

    12/09/2014 12:31:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/8/14 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    A Tallahassee judge opened the door Monday for a new complaint against Gov. Rick Scott that alleges the governor intentionally withheld public records in violation of state law....
  • Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert [Nation Crumbles, Valerie's Ward Does Stand-Up]

    12/09/2014 4:16:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/9/14 | Dan Merica
    ....Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report." Obama, who sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington, surprised the host and took over the taping for a segment. "You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided to take a shot at yours," Obama said before taking over for Colbert on "The Word," a segment where Colbert (in this case, Obama) says a line or two before a witty word or phrases flashes to the right....
  • Police: Teen Killed In North Miami Beach Shooting [Unarmed White Teen Shot by...]

    12/09/2014 3:50:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    A 17-year-old youngster who was described as a “student who was a good kid” was gunned down near a bus bench not far from a busy Walmart Store. The shooting happened at 12:35 near the corner of N.E. 164 St. and N.E. 15th Ave. as hundreds of people were shopping at that busy store... witness, William McCoy, [said] that three people were involved in the shooting but he was not able to give a detailed description of them. “It seems like he was shot point blank,” he said. “One of the guys just went up to him and shot him....
  • Attkisson: I’ve Been On Receiving End Of Obama Official’s Profanity-Laced Tirades [VIDEO]

    12/08/2014 9:51:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/14 | Al Weaver
    Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Monday afternoon, author Sharyl Attkisson responded to former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton’s claim that President Barack Obama and his officials routinely direct profanity-laced tirades at reporters. Attkisson told Malzberg she has been on the receiving end of those conversations in the past, and others, specifically The Associated Press, have been subject to scorn at the hands of Obama officials. “Maybe this is just me or a personal opinion that a profanity-laced conversation with professionals in the press by the president of the U.S. is probably inappropriate,” said Attkisson. “That’s not surprising to me,”...
  • Obama explodes on press corps with ‘profanity-laced’ tirade

    12/08/2014 3:36:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran White House reporter says President Obama went on a “profanity-laced” tirade during an off-the-record meeting with journalists sometime in the past year. ABC News reporter Ann Compton, who retired earlier this year, told C-SPAN that she witnessed Mr. Obama’s anger — and colorful vocabulary — firsthand. “I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign...
  • Jeb's too moderate the latest far-right fringe's war against the GOP

    12/08/2014 2:09:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Douglas C. Lyons
    I shouldn’t be saying this since I’m obviously not a card-carrying conservative, much less a wild-eyed tea-party type. But, I’m confounded, if not amused, by this latest line of bull about Jeb Bush from the far-right fringe. How could the Jebster ever be dubbed a “moderate?” Isn’t this the same John Ellis Bush who as Florida’s governor often treated teachers’ unions, trial lawyers, statehouse reporters, civil servants and, at times, the courts, as pariahs? Heck, during his second inauguration speech, he looked up at the state government buildings and said he wished he could cut more staff and programs to...
  • Editorial: No comments. An experiment in elevating the conversation (Because, racism)

    12/08/2014 1:56:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 8, 2014 | Tony Messenger
    For the next two months, we are turning off the comment function on all editorials, columns and letters in the opinion section. Why? Ferguson. READ THE 'LESSONS FROM FERGUSON' Last Sunday, we challenged our region to have the serious discussion on race that it has been avoiding for decades. Such difficult discussions are made more challenging when, just to present a thoughtful point of view, you have to endure vile and racist comments, shouting and personal attacks. If you’ve watched many of the talking heads on cable television try to discuss the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, you...
  • Media Silence on Lena Dunham Rape Questions: Rape allegation from her book likely fabricated

    12/08/2014 1:12:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/08/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    If you needed any more proof of media bias, Google Lena Dunham. About the only news hits you’ll see go to John Nolte’s blistering investigative reporting on dubious parts of Dunham’s allegations of rape published at Breitbart (Powerline also has this piece). Apart from a single Washington Post mention, Dunham’s dubious story of her rape at Oberlin College by a college Republican (naturally) is nowhere to be found in any legacy news outlet, particularly those that have spent the last few years fawning over her.To recap: Dunham’s new book has a detailed story of date rape by one “Barry,”...
  • You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry! Obama FIRST DATE Flick Coming To Theater Near You

    12/08/2014 6:48:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/14 | Eric Owens
    ....Obama’s approval rating hit 38 percent this fall and currently hovers in the very low 40s. Presumably, then, upwards of 124 million (out of 308 million total) Americans are totally clamoring to see a movie about the first date experienced by Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama. That movie, a serious drama titled “Southside With You,” is slated to begin shooting on location in Chicago in July.
  • Who Moved My Media?

    12/08/2014 5:06:04 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/8/2014 | David Catron
    For years, the Washington press corps has been telling us that our medical delivery system was antiquated and unable to meet the needs of its 21st century customers. The journalists of the legacy media frequently suggested that opposition to a government-imposed solution to this very real problem was rooted in ignorance, irrational fear of change, or venality. Over the past several days, we have had the opportunity to observe some of these people react to a similar upheaval in their own industry, and the response has been instructive. Oddly enough, they have exhibited a surprising affinity for the status quo.
  • Before Rolling Stone Was Conned By "Jackie" They Fell for "Billy"

    12/07/2014 10:58:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Big Trial ^ | 12/06/2014 | Ralph Cipriano
    Before a writer for Rolling Stone ever made the mistake of believing an alleged gang-rape story told by a student named "Jackie," she bought an alleged multiple-rape story told by a former altar boy named "Billy." On Nov. 19th, Rolling Stone published an article claiming that "Jackie," a student at the University of Virginia, had been allegedly gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity party. ["A Rape on Campus; A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice At U-VA."] The fraternity was tried in the media and found guilty. Bricks were thrown through the windows of the frat house, the cops...
  • Obama set to visit 'The Colbert Report' as show winds down [Media Cult of the Failure Lives On]

    12/07/2014 10:27:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CTV News ^ | 12/7/14
    Comedy Central says U.S. President Barack Obama will be on hand next week as Stephen Colbert begins his final two weeks as the fake cable news bloviator on "The Colbert Report." Obama is scheduled to appear on Monday, Dec. 8 during Colbert's one-day visit to Washington. Colbert is taking over for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year and his last appearance in character on Comedy Central will be on Dec. 18.
  • Not a Chokehold:The Truth of the Garner Arrest

    12/07/2014 7:25:21 AM PST · by gorush · 152 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | 4:50am | Bo Dietl
    ...And it was a headlock, not a chokehold. To be a chokehold, there must be constant pressure on the person’s neck, compressing his windpipe or cutting off the flow of blood to the carotid artery, rendering him unconscious. Watch the video: It’s obvious that the arresting officer put his arm around Garner’s neck to bring him to the ground — but once Garner was on the ground, he was still conscious and able to say he couldn’t breathe. That’s when the officers called for medical back-up. Tragically, the EMS personnel failed to administer oxygen or to ascertain that Garner was...
  • ‘Cultural Disconnect’ Led to New Republic Resignations (Libs Hit the Bricks)

    12/05/2014 5:38:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2014 | Lukas I. Alpert
    Roughly two dozen staffers and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned on Friday as the result of what one of them described as an ugly cultural clash between a traditional journalistic institution and the Silicon Valley management style of its owner, a Facebook co-founder. The exodus marks the second time in recent months that a media venture backed by a tech industry tycoon encountered resistance from journalists who bristled over management’s new approach.
  • Newseum announces Ferguson exhibit

    12/05/2014 9:58:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Montgomery
    The Newseum is becoming a breaking news-eum this month as it prepares to exhibit artifacts from the protests and news coverage in Ferguson, Mo., while that story continues to unfold. Sharon Shahid, the Newseum’s online managing editor — call her a deadline curator — was on the ground in the simmering St. Louis suburb shortly before the announcement last week that the grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Shahid collected a press pass and two rubber pellet balls from a police stun grenade donated by Stephanie Lecci, a...
  • Free Wi-Fi more important than a good night's sleep when booking a hotel

    12/05/2014 9:15:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2014 | Katie Amey
    When looking for the perfect hotel, its Wi-Fi service is the most important factor, according to new research. A survey on important factors when searching for accommodation revealed that 67 per cent of travellers are most concerned with Wi-Fi, above any other factor. The internet connection ranked higher than the hotel's location, a good night's sleep and friendly staff.
  • Mark Levin: Wall Street Journal Blackout of Ted Cruz Caused by ‘Thin-Skinned’ Chief Editor

    12/04/2014 7:42:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin suggests that The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial page is in decline thanks to its “thin-skinned” editorial page chief editor Paul Gigot, who has routinely published material undercutting Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Paul Gigot, the chief editor of the WSJ’s editorial page, “is an amnesty radical who’s thin-skinned and often sophomoric,” says Levin in a Facebook Note, and “[h]e uses the paper’s opinion pages to carry not a conservative message but the corporatist water – bailouts, subsidies, debt increases, amnesty, etc.” According to National Review Online, Senator Cruz met “with Wall Street Journal editorial...
  • The Ferguson Story If The Mainstream Media Had Its Way

    12/04/2014 1:38:28 PM PST · by tips up · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-14 | Brian Joondeph
    How would the events surrounding the Ferguson shooting have been reported without an alternative media? Suppose Fox News, talk radio, and blogs were shut down due to the Fairness Doctrine. There may have been a different story line if the mainstream media had their way without challenge or transparency. Here is how the Ferguson story might have been reported: