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  • NBC News Declared Dead: Microsoft Leaves MSNBC

    07/12/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 12, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    NBC News, the legendary television and news organization that once starred such journalistic pros as Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, John Chancellor and Tom Brokaw was declared officially dead on Wednesday afternoon. The death was preceded by a stunning divorce announcement between Microsoft and NBC that had resulted in a long, tempestuous televised and website union known as MSNBC. The details of the divorce are reported by Daily Beast media columnist Howard Kurtz. In the traditional style of liberal journalism, the real story was buried deep inside the Kurtz piece and revealed this way: …as the MSNBC channel has forged a...
  • The Media's "Republicans Have No Obamacare Replacement" Myth

    07/12/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies ^ | 07/12/2012 | Ben Domenech
    Of all the absurd memes repeated by the policy-bereft media these days, the idea that Republicans have no plan to replace Obamacare is one of the most irritatingly false. Here’s the latest example at Politico. Keep in mind how bizarrely ignorant this piece is by considering this context: it would’ve been as absurd to claim that Democrats had no plan for health care in 2009 because there were bills introduced with key elements differing, and occasionally clashing, with each other - or saying they had no plan in the summer of 2008 because Barack Obama's plan was only bullet...
  • Wouldn't it be Funny if Romney Wins?

    07/12/2012 5:57:32 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 35 replies
    7/12/12 | Vanity
    What is unintended consequences?
  • Viacom Channels Risk DirecTV Blackout at Midnight Tuesday .

    07/10/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | William Launder
    Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB) channels could go dark for DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV) subscribers at midnight in one of the more-significant recent standoffs over television carriage fees. The pending blackout further highlighted mounting pressure on Viacom, which has seen its ratings fall off in recent months for top shows like Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and MTV's "Jersey Shore." Viacom class A shares fell 2% Tuesday to $49.98, while DirecTV shares slid 0.5% to $48.77. Viacom is seeking an increase of 30%, or more than $1 billion, in carriage fees, DirecTV said in a statement on its website Tuesday. The country's second-largest...
  • HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthy

    07/09/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    People turning on HBO Sunday evening must have thought they'd accidentally switched channels to MSNBC. In the third episode of Aaron Sorkin's new drama Newsroom, those involved in the fictitious cable news network ACN all basically became MSNBC employees mercilessly attacking the Tea Party whilst comparing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the late Joe McCarthy (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthyThe episode was done largely as a flashback. At the core was a meeting between heads of the parent company Atlantis World Media including CEO Leona Lansing played...
  • Bobby Jindal for VP: The Good, Bad, Pretty and The Ugly

    07/09/2012 2:59:22 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal indeed has his followers and yes, his critics at home, he appears to fare well nationally. Other than former Louisiana Democrat U.S. Senator John Breaux, now retired, who was a frequent face on the national tube, no other Louisiana politician has been as visable. Even Breaux, probably has been surpassed by the current Governor so far. Now, that he could be a legitimate candidate for the VP spot as Mitt Romney's running mate, it's no contest.
  • Spin Cycle! Feds' Journalist to Control Media

    07/09/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | July 9, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid is now hiring workers to combat negative news media and promote positive spin about its Afghanistan operations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is enlisting private-sector assistance to “lead rapid response efforts to correct erroneous or misleading news accounts.” The agency on Tuesday re-launched its recruitment of a senior press liaison, who among other tasks must embark upon “aggressive outreach efforts” and “forge productive relationships” with international as well as Afghan news organizations, according to a Personal Services Contract, or PSC, notice – Solicitation #SOL-306-12-000025-01/OPPD – that WND located the...
  • Six US soldiers killed in Afghan blast [What are the networks covering instead?]

    07/09/2012 6:03:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies ^ | 7/9/12
    Six American troops have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, a US official says.
  • Mainstream Media Pursues Unpopularity to its Loss

    07/05/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 15 replies
    Vanity | 7/5/2012 | Vanity
    Has anyone noticed the number of unpopular causes the Mainstream Media is pursuing to it's detriment. It used to be that the media made money by attracting as many viewers as possible to it's advertisers. But lately, it seems the media is doing just the opposite. It seems to repel and disgust its viewers rather than attract them to its advertisers (and profits). Gay rights is popular with the Left, but not with mainstream America. Increasing Taxes, also a meme which the media promotes, is also grossly unpopular in the United States. This July 4th, the media was rampant with...
  • Oaksterdam Tribune - Where weed, journalism and gun control intersect

    07/02/2012 6:35:02 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 7/2/2012 | Guy Smith
    Oakland California is ground-zero for recreational drug use, which apparently continues to affect the dwindling staff at the Oakland Tribune. Like some other San Francisco Bay Area rags, the Trib has a congenital dislike for private firearm ownership, though in the wake of continuing gun control movement defeats our local press has suddenly become concerned with how criminals get guns and less about guns themselves. Sadly, the media’s meandering modus operandi retains the end goal of enacting more useless gun control laws. Hence, the Oaksterdam Tribune’s recent propaganda piece of inveigling ink, proving once again that the paper is better...
  • Mexican drug cartels target journalists

    07/02/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2012 | CBS
    Mexico is the deadliest country on earth for journalists. Almost 50 have been killed since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels six years ago.
  • Ann Curry bashed by NBC News president Steve Capus (the guy who hired Chelsea Clinton...)

    07/01/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/1/12 | CORINNE LESTCH /
    She was weak on cooking segments, celebrity interviews It was just another day of salt in the wounds for Curry, who soldiered through a tearful on-air goodbye last week that many described as a public execution Ann evidently didn’t curry any favor with the president of NBC News — who bashed her performance on the “Today” show, saying she was weak on cooking segments and celebrity interviews. “We gave her a year to prove herself, and ultimately we came to the conclusion that she had played at the highest level she could,” Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter. “When you’re...
  • CNN Promotes Stripper’s Claim that Catholic Church 'Dirtier Than What Goes on in Strip Clubs'

    06/30/2012 3:47:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    mrc ^ | June 30, 2012 | Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik
    On CNN HLN, when you don’t know how to answer an interview question, bash the Catholic Church. You’ll actually have your anti-Catholic bigotry promoted by CNN. In an interview with HLN’s Dr. Drew featured on, stripper Joslyn Jones claimed that “most stuff that goes on at church” is “dirtier than what goes on in strip clubs.” When challenged by Dr. Drew about the drug use and trauma history common among strippers, Jones deflected the question, bizarrely arguing: “It’s definitely very common, but it’s actually like, um, like I always try to use the analogy. You know, you look at...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Because It Won't RAISE Health Care for Military; Will Media Report?

    06/30/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    The day after Barack Obama won a major victory for his signature health care overhaul legislation -- which he and his allies insist will ultimately LOWER health care costs for Americans -- the president is threatening to veto a defense authorization bill in part because Congress is not acting to RAISE health care costs for American servicemen. The Washington Free Beacon has the story here, and I've also excerpted it below the page break. It remains to be seen to what extent the Obama-boosting liberal media will acknowledge the president's hypocrisy: The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a...
  • Media Welcome OTaxaCare With Open Arms

    06/29/2012 6:45:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/29/12 | Noel Sheppard
    In the blink of a shocking Supreme Court ruling Thursday, the President's signature piece of legislation went from ObamaCare to OTaxaCare. Not surprisingly, the Obama-loving media didn't mind that despite promises from their hero his healthcare reform wasn't a tax, according to the highest court in the land, it is. I guess many of these folks forget that it was imperative to the President and his party that his healthcare reform proposal wasn't a tax, for they knew Americans including many Democrats wouldn't support such a thing. Such was made infinitely clear in a in a September 2009
  • Smith & Wesson feels lucky, punk!

    06/29/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 29, 2012 | By Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK -- Do you feel lucky, punk? If you're a gun manufacturer named Smith & Wesson, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Smith & Wesson's stock surged 16% Friday, a day after the company reported unexpectedly strong earnings. Smith & Wesson reported a 20% increase in net sales to a record $412 million for its full fiscal year, which ended April 30. Chief Executive James Debney attributed the increase to strong firearms sales, particularly its Military & Police (M&P) series of polymer pistols and sporting rifles. Sales of the gunmaker's newly released M&P Shield, a compact polymer pistol, has...
  • Colorado city looks to Obama for aid as fire turns deadly

    06/29/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2012 | By Moni Basu and Chelsea J. Carter
    Friday brought sad news to Colorado Springs: A monster wildfire that raged nearby and came roaring down a mountain has turned deadly. Authorities discovered a charred body in a house consumed by flames. One other person was missing. But Friday also brought some relief. The fire, raging since last weekend, had been growing steadily, fueled by hot, arid conditions and winds that gusted at 65 miles per hour. There was relief, too, in knowing that President Barack Obama was on his way to Colorado to visit fire-affected areas. He was scheduled to arrive around noon, local time. Colorado Springs Mayor...
  • CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.

    Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its...
  • Anti-Israel Billboards Taken Down in Los Angeles

    06/27/2012 10:11:19 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2012 | Fern Sidman
    Just several weeks ago, a conglomerate of anti-Israel activists known as the "Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel" was "thrilled" when 23 Los Angeles area billboards featuring their message of, "Tell Congress: Spend our Money at Home, Not on the Israeli Military," pictured over the image of an American flag were erected. Just one week later, the billboard operator, CBS Outdoor, (a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation) removed the billboards on the grounds that the Stop $30 Billion to Israel organization had used the CBS name without permission in their organizational e-mails and in their petition thanking CBS for...
  • Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman passed two lie detector tests by Sanford investigators

    06/27/2012 6:02:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | 6/27/12 | Kyle Hightower
    Murder defendant George Zimmerman could have defused the deadly confrontation with Trayvon Martin if he would have identified himself as a member of neighborhood watch and he passed two lie detector tests when questioned by investigators, according to a report released Tuesday.