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  • The Ebola of Journalism: Liberalism is Killing Time and CNN

    08/31/2014 5:08:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit. Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title "The Tragedy of Ferguson," it was written by David Von Drehle and Alex Altman in the tones of the standard liberal “I-told-you-so” thinking on race . It included the line: “We’ve been here before—and failed to learn the lessons.” When it came to the mess that is ObamaCare? There was this Time...
  • Washington Post Covers Voter Fraud Inaccurately and Incompletely

    08/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 8-29-14 | J. Christian Adams
    Sometimes voter-fraud deniers are forced to discuss the truth of voter fraud. This happened today at the Washington Post (“Fairfax officials say some people may have crossed Va.-Md. line to vote twice in 2012“). While the Post deserves credit from emerging from its cocoon of voter-fraud denial, it deserves scorn for bungling the emergence. Reporter Susan Svrluga notes that “tens of thousands of voters” were registered to cast ballots in both Virginia and Maryland. That’s true, and it is a big problem nationwide. Hundreds of thousands of people are registered to vote in multiple states, and many of them have...
  • Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

    08/29/2014 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.” "I can see why a lot of folks are troubled," Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.
  • Deafening Silence on Obama IRS Scandal Developments

    08/28/2014 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 28, 2014 | By Ken Oliver-Méndez
    The nation’s top television news broadcasts - in both English and Spanish - have been entirely mum on the latest revelations related to alleged obstruction of justice and politically-directed abuse of power at the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service. Whether at ABC, CBS and NBC, or Univision, Telemundo and Mundo Fox, these networks to date have essentially censored the admission by a U.S. Justice Department official –revealed by government watchdog group Judicial Watch – that allegedly lost e-mails of Obama IRS official Lois Lerner are in fact accessible, through the federal government’s computer back-up system. As Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton...
  • Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

    08/28/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told the Des Moines Register “all bets are off” for passing a continuing resolution if President Obama decides to take executive action on immigration. “If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,” King said. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes...
  • USC player Josh Shaw admits story was hoax [Media FACT CHECKERS FAIL AGAIN]

    08/28/2014 4:23:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/27/14
    Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities, the school announced in a statement Wednesday.
  • Ben Stein: CNN Has 'Flipped Out in a Leftward Direction'

    08/27/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    CNN has been transformed from a sober and respected news network into a shrill and biased mouthpiece for liberals, according to actor, author and economist Ben Stein. Stein, a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, said the dramatic change is particularly noticeable in CNN's coverage of the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. "They've flipped out. I don't know what happened to CNN because CNN used to really be great and I can remember when it was great," Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show"...
  • In Which We Wonder About Things

    08/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2014 | MOTUS
    My high school physics teacher used to tell us that in order to understand physics you first had to be curious.   His First Directive was “wonder about things.”  I bring this up only because it is a source of constant amazement to me how uncurious everyone around Big White is - and by “everyone”  I do mean EVERYWON. They receive a lot of information in their newsfeed that they tweet, text and Instagram on to others, along with an original witticism when the spirit moves them. If the “news” comes from a trusted source, i.e. somebody in their Twittersphere, they...
  • Obama Spurns the 'Optics' Police

    08/27/2014 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In some prominent corners of the liberal media, the grousing has begun about President Obama's habit of hitting the golf course during crises without any concern for looking cavalier. Everyone knows he joyfully hit the links at Martha's Vineyard five minutes after a nationally televised address expressing his disgust at the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS extremists in Syria. He played nine rounds during this most recent vacation in a year filled with vacations. On the front page of The New York Times, they reported "a firestorm of criticism erupted over what many saw as a...
  • A former AP correspondent explains why reporters get Israel so wrong

    08/26/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT · by varialectio · 16 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matti Friedman
    The lasting importance of this summer’s war, I believe, doesn’t lie in the war itself. It lies instead in the way the war has been described and responded to abroad, and the way this has laid bare the resurgence of an old, twisted pattern of thought and its migration from the margins to the mainstream of Western discourse—namely, a hostile obsession with Jews. The key to understanding this resurgence is not to be found among jihadi webmasters, basement conspiracy theorists, or radical activists. It is instead to be found first among the educated and respectable people who populate the international...
  • Miami Shooting Leads To Police Chase [Black man shoots UNARMED MAN IN WHEELCHAIR]

    08/26/2014 8:23:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 8/26/14
    A shooting suspect led police on a high speed chase through the streets of Miami and North Miami. The shooting happened at NW 7th Avenue and 95th Street. Chopper 4 over the scene spotted the body of a man slumped over in a wheelchair when a gust of wind blew a yellow tarp off of it.....
  • Remember Those "Missing" Lois Lerner Emails? They Apparently Really Do Exist

    08/25/2014 3:36:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    We saw this coming, didn’t we? Fox News’ Shannon Bream broke the news this afternoon: BREAKING: #TomFitton of @JudicialWatch just told us on @FoxNews DOJ atty told JW atty that IRS/Lerner emails DO EXIST in backup somewhere— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) August 25, 2014 MORE: #TomFitton @JudicialWatch says DOJ atty told JW atty - fed govt backs up ALL computer records "in case of a catastrophe" #IRS #Lerner— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) August 25, 2014 And National Review Online caught the relevant portion of the exchange: “A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out...
  • The Twitter Terrorism of ISIS

    08/25/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    ISIS terrorists are getting away with murder--and doing so right over the Internet It is the trappings of Western society like the social media known as “Twitter” allowing fanatical terrorists to move with ease and freedom among the innocent and left-vulnerable-by-their-own-government masses. In June when the Sunday Times revealed a threat made by London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary—now key suspect in the hunt for the killer of American journalist James Foley—what was done about it? “The lions are coming for you soon you filthy kuffs (infidels),” he wrote. “Beheadings in your own backyard soon.” (Yahoo News, Aug. 25, 2014...
  • Nixon and the Tube; “Sock it to me?”

    08/25/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: this column is an excerpt from "Nixon's Secrets"No American President had a more tortured relationship with television than Richard Nixon. As a Vice Presidential candidate Nixon salvaged his career with the televised “Checkers” speech to defend himself from charges of corruption. His poor appearance in the first 1960 debate with John Kennedy is credited with losing him that close election.Key to his political comeback in 1968, Nixon found more innovative ways to utilize the medium of television and soften his image. It was twenty-eight-year-old Roger Ailes who transformed this image through the remarkable use of television. Ailes knew television....
  • Point of No Return: Democrats Want Definitive Signal from Hillary Clinton

    08/25/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/25/14 | Mark Murray
    .....In the past few months, Clinton has concluded a big book tour with dozens of news interviews; distanced herself (either in small or substantial ways) from her party’s currently unpopular president; and is now heading next month to Iowa, which traditionally holds the first presidential nominating contest. What’s significant about all of this activity, Democrats say, is that the more she walks and talks like a presidential candidate – effectively freezing out any other Democrats even contemplating a run – the more difficult it becomes to turn around and say no. “The longer it goes, the harder it becomes for...
  • We Don’t Have to Have More Fergusons

    08/25/2014 5:44:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Star Parker
    August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall in Washington, DC. One year later, a half century ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. A half-century is a long time. Yet, as events in Ferguson, Missouri attest to, race remains a problem in America. Why? Change has swept our nation over these years. Technologies abound that no one would have dreamed of. And millions of black Americans have moved into the ranks of the upper middle class, the rich, and the super rich. Yet, despite this, racial ghettos...
  • Obamacare Isn’t Going Away As a Campaign Issue

    08/25/2014 4:16:51 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/25/2014 | David Catron
    In an obvious attempt to help the Democrats preserve their Senate majority, the “reporters” of the legacy news media have been hard at work promoting a new Obamacare meme. The Los Angeles Times assisted in the launch of this propaganda campaign early this month with a piece titled, “Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans.” The evidence provided by the article’s authors in support of this claim consists primarily of a July study involving GOP advertising: “The percentage of broadcast television ads focused on Obamacare dipped in the spring, according to a study conducted by Kantar Media/CMAG.” This...
  • Ferguson On Steroids: 10 Shot Overnight In Chicago

    08/24/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | John Nolte
    How many nine-year-old Antonio's need to die in Chicago before the national media will park its satellite trucks in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and demand answers and action. How many black people, including black children, need to die in Chicago before the national media stops counting civilian casualties in Gaza as a political weapon against Israel and starts counting them in one of our own cities. Overnight in Chicago 10 people were shot. One night. One. How many more until the national media cares enough to look into the root causes of the violence, poverty, despair, terrible...
  • Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit...

    08/24/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT · by IncPen · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | THOMAS FRANK
    Full title: "Cornel West: 'He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency'”No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...
  • Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical’s crusade against gay men?

    08/22/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June.Brown is described as a devout Muslim man who killed as part of what prosecutors allege was a “bloody crusade” against the United States. He sought revenge against America for what he said was the wonton killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tevlin was allegedly Brown’s fourth victim.Brown’s victims, with the exception of Tevlin, had a similar background: they were young, gay...
  • Time mag's Sept 1 cover....f'ng really? (BARF!!!)

    08/22/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 58 replies
    SgtBob | 8-22-14 | SgtBob
  • Losing a Sense of Community

    08/22/2014 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of anger in Ferguson, Missouri, and much of it understandable. But there is also a lot of spectacle and drama. "Ferguson" has become a rallying cry for hucksters, a ratings point for the media, and a point of argument for friends on social media. What Ferguson really is, is a deeply wounded city in Missouri. Its citizens are divided; its trust in authority is collapsed; it has one less 18-year-old and an injured policeman. There are no winners in Ferguson, just a lot of tears and heartache. Most Americans tend to trust and support their police....
  • Mainstream Media Romanticizing Foley beheader as ‘Black Beatle John’

    08/21/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    Terrorists advancing a smothering worldwide Caliphate with the help of do-nothing, yakety-yak political leaders The British mainstream media, in another era called the scribes of the ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ continue to go to great lengths to romanticize brutal terrorists who slaughter and maim innocents in their demented mission for world takeover through Caliphate. First came “White Widow, 30-year-old Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to have fled Kenya to Somalia after the Nairobi shopping mall massacre in September of 2013. The British mainstream media created for the seriously depraved Lewthwaite, a folklore image of a woman “fleeing on a camel to an...
  • Over-Covering Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson who want to see a fair and just investigation into the facts surrounding Brown's death still have no peace? It's the national news media, stupid. It's the ratings-hungry, pot-stirring, sensationalizing TV media that never misses a chance to milk - and perpetuate -- a white-on-black news story. Ferguson...
  • New York Leaders Decry Anti-Semitic Knockout Game [More Unarmed Black Teens]

    08/21/2014 4:51:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    New York dignitaries....held a joint press conference...on Monday....at the exact site where a young Jew was violently assaulted...
  • Mass Casulaties in Obama's War on War

    08/20/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well now they have done it. They killed a priest. A high priest. A secular high priest. They killed a journalist I mean. “In the video released on Tuesday,” reports Asia News Channel, “an individual presumed to be [freelance journalist James] Foley - who was captured by militants in Syria in November 2012 - is seen on his knees in a desert landscape reading a statement asking his family to stop the US intervention in Iraq. A man standing next to him dressed in black with his face covered and holding a knife then says in a distinct British accent...
  • MSNBC Wouldn’t Be This Calm If Tea Party Protesters Threw Rocks at Their Hosts

    08/20/2014 3:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's Editor's Blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    After witnessing the spectacle of MSNBC host Chris Hayes getting pelted with rocks by an angry mob in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, I was struck by a feeling of anger and frustration. Not at the rioters. Rioters throw rocks. That’s what they do. My anger was at the despicable display of “tolerance” and “understanding” displayed by Hayes, as he lowered his expectations for civil behavior to accommodate his liberal need to be accepted by the mob. Chris Hayes and his MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Al Sharpton, have spent hundreds of hours of air...
  • Beaten to Death at McDonald’s: A racial attack the media chose to ignore.

    08/20/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | David Paulin
    It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.Other...
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's Secret Weapon: Alaska [AP, ABC Goes All In for Democrat Candidate]

    08/20/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/20/14 | BECKY BOHRER
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. So he's opening campaign offices in far-flung places like a coin-operated laundry in Dillingham...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • U.S. journalist beheaded on video, officials confirm [Media Trumpeted Obama's "Progress" Yesterday]

    08/20/2014 2:12:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8/20/14
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State extremists beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. air strikes in Iraq. They threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist, Steven Sotloff, of Miami.
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • Why John Oliver is wrong about native advertising

    08/19/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT · by ensignsj · 15 replies
    Strategy Online ^ | 8/18/14 | Scott Ensign
    Comedian John Oliver recently took an admittedly pretty funny shot at the concept of native advertising. His basic point was that the blurring lines between objective content and marketing pieces threatens journalistic integrity and consumer trust in the media. Now, I find Oliver to be a funny and talented guy, and he’s done some spot-on stuff (particularly his most famous piece on net neutrality). However, on this topic, he’s really off-base. Native advertising is everywhere, and all signs point to it becoming even more ubiquitous, particularly as news outlets try to come up with meaningful business models for their online...
  • Capt. Johnson Delivers a Stern Lecture to the Media in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:27:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    In a tense, middle-of-the night press conference early Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson lectured members of the media about safety and implored them to assist law enforcement in calming tensions in the city. After reporting that two individuals had been shot and several police officers injured during another night of protests in response to last week’s shooting of Michael Brown, Johnson showed members of the media items that law enforcement officials had confiscated during the previous night’s protests including a Molotov cocktail, fireworks that had been thrown into a crowd, and two guns. Johnson said the guns...
  • President Laments “Balkanization” of Media

    08/18/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    The low cost of communication over the Internet has led to “a dangerous proliferation of voices” according to President Obama. “It used to be that everyone got their view of the news from major media outlets,” Obama recounted. “There was more unanimity of message. This helped bring the country together.” “Now, though, any nobody with a little free time can get a website and pontificate for all the world to see,” the President complained. “We have no way to control what is said and we lack the time and energy to refute every erroneous idea or contention that is made.”...
  • Obama squeezes in another round of golf [with NBA 1%er Alonzo Mourning]

    08/18/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/14 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama on Sunday hit the golf course on Martha's Vineyard one more time before returning to Washington. ....Obama golfed at the Farm Neck Golf Club with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen, who are members of the White House trip planning team.
  • Crowd rallies at KSDK to support Ferguson police officer [NBC Station endangers life of cop]

    08/18/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/17/14 | Margaret Gillerman
    About 150 people including law enforcement officers stood in front of KSDK (Channel 5) on Market Street late Sunday afternoon to rally in support of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the officer police say shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9.
  • 32 Shot in Spate of Weekend Chicago Violence [Darren Wilson NOT a suspect]

    08/18/2014 3:08:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/17/14
    Five people have been killed and at least 27 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Obama vacation beat: Saturday, August 17

    08/17/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | BY JAMIE STRINGFELLOW
    And on Saturday, there was no golf. The President and First Lady, known recently in these parts, by the White House Press Pool at least, as POTUS and FLOTUS, went to a private beach on Martha’s Vineyard’s south shore. After rinsing the sand off, the President and First Lady attended a cocktail party at the home of Broderick Johnson, and his wife Michelle Johnson. Mr. Johnson was an advisor on the President’s 2012 reelection campaign. The press pool had a lovely dinner respite at the Homeport Restaurant in Menemsha, reported MV Times staff reporter Steve Myrick, where Chef Josh Aronie...
  • ‘Knockout Game’ Attack And Other Violence In Ferguson

    08/16/2014 1:05:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A university student in Ferguson, Mo. was the apparent victim of the “knockout game” attack and a news cameraman was punched multiple times in the face Thursday. The student was near the Ferguson McDonald’s when a witness says he was sucker-punched, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Employees at the restaurant provided immediate aid, and the victim was transported to a hospital. A news cameraman with Kansas City’s KMBC was also attacked in a separate incident, according to the Post-Dispatch. The station’s reporter, Eli Rosenberg, sent a tweet saying that a man walked up to the cameraman and punched him multiple...
  • Michael Brown Was An "Unarmed Teen" Because He Was Unable To Take The Cop's Gun!!

    08/15/2014 4:23:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    8/15/14 | sff
    I have heard repeatedly....ad nauseam...that Mr. Brown was an UNARMED TEEN. Completely missing is the context. Be truthful, media. He was unarmed, according to reports, because he was unable to take the gun away from the police officer.
  • Busting the Media’s ISIS Myths: What's Wrong with ISIS is What's Really Wrong with Islam

    08/14/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. That same year the Marine Corps saw action against the Barbary Pirates and West Point opened, but even Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore and Howard Zinn chiming via Ouija board would have trouble blaming the Wahhabi assault on the Iraqi city of Kerbala in...
  • Peculiar: New York Times Reporters Stick Up for Hamas on Social Media, Television

    08/13/2014 9:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clay Waters
    As a 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Israel, New York Times Gaza-based reporters remain locked in a peculiar moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas bent on the nation's destruction, with reporters taking pains on social media and television to stick up for Hamas, dismissing the idea of Hamas harassment of journalists as "nonsense," and even criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking on the group.. Reporter Anne Barnard appeared on Sunday's edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by former Times colleague Brian Stelter. When Stelter asked Barnard about the "biggest misconceptions" in the coverage offered by naysayers "thousands of...
  • Real cowboys don’t summer on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/13/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Margaret Carlson
    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It’s not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you’re an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too long and you'll be asked who’s minding the store. Take President Barack Obama. How dare he go away while he’s dropping bombs in Iraq, even though he can order them to be dropped from wherever he happens to be? He’s taking the...
  • Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’

    08/13/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 13, 2014
    While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuillier, in a statement earlier this week, blasted the administration for what he called "excessive message management and preventing journalists from getting information on behalf of citizens." SPJ is among the groups that's been leading the charge on the issue. Last month, more than three dozen groups, including SPJ, wrote to the White House about what...
  • #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media (Ludicrous!)

    08/13/2014 12:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Root ^ | August 11, 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The hashtag demonstrates that the narrative the media continues to portray regarding black people isn’t always truthful. The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of what I like to refer to as the “Trayvon Martin effect” in the media. Trayvon, who was killed by George Zimmerman, was depicted as a gold-grill-wearing, weed-smoking teenager in the photos used...
  • David Draiman on Israel/Palestine Media Tactics: ‘You’ve Set the Stage for a New Holocaust’

    08/12/2014 4:34:26 PM PDT · by southern rock · 3 replies
    Loudwire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Chad Childers
    Those who’ve followed Disturbed / Device frontman David Draiman over the years know that he’s proud of his Jewish heritage and that he’s very passionate when it comes to world events. Draiman stirred up quite the reaction over the weekend when he took to his Twitter account to blast the mainstream media over their coverage of the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In a series of tweets, the rocker accused a number of mainstream media outlets of “biased, libelous and often erroneous” portrayals of Israel in the current conflict. His comments on the matter can be read below. Read More: David Draiman...
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says [Sorrow for Muslim Bro'hood]

    08/12/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/12/14 | Laura King
    ...international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt sharply disputed the findings of New York-based Human Rights Watch and barred senior representatives of the organization from entering the country to publicly present their report, which was based on a yearlong investigation.
  • Obama calls for new Iraq government [Hypocrite Supports Regime Change, Inclusiveness]

    08/12/2014 5:31:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Barack Obama has backed the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri Maliki and urging the formation of a new Iraqi government as soon as possible....