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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.
  • Fox News' Greg Burke hailed as new Vatican media adviser

    06/25/2012 5:49:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | June 24, 2012 | Marianne Medlin
    Vatican flag. Credit: Mazur. Vatican City, Jun 24, 2012 / 01:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fox News Rome correspondent and former National Catholic Register journalist Greg Burke has been praised as the ideal choice for the Vatican's new media adviser post. “It's an incredible challenge,” Burke told CNA on June 24. “I didn't want to leave the job at Fox, which has been a wonderful gig.” “But I think if I didn't take it, I would always be wondering if I could have made a difference,” he said. “I guess now I'll get to find out.” Burke's newly created position...
  • NYC Pride March Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Same Sex Marriage

    06/24/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 9 replies
    Wnyc | 062412 | Richard Hake
    Since 1970, the annual march down the lavender line painted along Fifth Avenue blah blah blah
  • Mark Steyn: Obama the first Invented-American president

    06/23/2012 5:59:08 AM PDT · by radioone · 54 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 22, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Courtesy of David Maraniss' new book, we now know that yet another key prop of Barack Obama's identity is false: His Kenyan grandfather was not brutally tortured or even non-brutally detained by his British colonial masters. The composite gram'pa joins an ever-swelling cast of characters from Barack's "memoir" who, to put it discreetly, differ somewhat in reality from their bit parts in the grand Obama narrative. The best friend at school portrayed in Obama's autobiography as "a symbol of young blackness" was, in fact, half Japanese, and not a close friend. The white girlfriend he took to an off-Broadway play...
  • Don't kid yourself, daily newspaper journalism cannot be replaced(BARF)

    06/23/2012 2:25:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 33 replies
    Island ^ | 6-22-12 | LEONARD PITTS JR.
    All of which lends a certain pungency to something Sarah Palin said recently at a conference of conservative activists in Las Vegas. "Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be," she said. According to Politico, she was quoting Matt Drudge. Ordinarily, you would dismiss it as just another silly thing Sarah Palin said. There is no shortage of those.
  • Oh Sisters! Renegade Catholic nuns engage in media campaign (Nuns on Bus Alert!)

    06/22/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Speroforum ^ | June 21, 2012 | Stephanie Block
    YouTubeVideo - Theme Song for the LCWR Under Investigation from Rome Here’s what it says on the T-shirt, if you’re interested in buying one: “We Are All Nuns[i] – In solidarity with the nuns who support radical feminist themes: social justice, rebuilding of schools, political asylum, the unemployed, the broken, the earth, the homeless, death and dying, protection of biodiversity, education for all, elderly, unwed mothers, collaboration, the abused, holistic health, anti-human trafficking, the ordination of women, abolishing the death penalty, interfaith work, the end of war, homeless teens, abused women, campus ministries, joy, orphanages, fidelity, displaced persons, fathers,...
  • Difference in media following Cindy Sheehan vs following Brian Terry's parents

    06/21/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT · by shoedog · 21 replies
    media outlets | 06/21/2012 | self
    Notice the lack of the national media following Brian Terry's parents and their comments on Obama and Holder. Compare that to the love affair they had with Cindy Sheehan going after Bush on the War in Iraq.
  • Why Conservatives Love Rachel Maddow

    06/19/2012 7:28:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jun 18, 2012
    When the arch-conservative Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe made his way to Rachel Maddow's eponymous 9:00 p.m. MSNBC show on March 15, viewers probably didn't expect a lovefest. Inhofe, however, had unusually kind words for the liberal host. "You won't believe this but I'm happy to be here with you," he told Maddow. "I really love people who are liberal that are honest about it. The ones I don't like are the hypocrites." It isn't just Inhofe. No lesser figure than Fox News President Roger Ailes blurbed her recent bestseller, Drift, as "a book worth reading." The conservative movement, in...
  • Obama's Post-Constitutional Wingmen

    06/19/2012 5:21:27 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6-19-12 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) I would like to welcome you all to the 10-day anniversary of my first 100 days. (Laughter.) I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me. (Laughter and applause.) Apologies to the Fox table. (Laughter.) They're -- where are they? I have to confess I really did not want to be here tonight, but I knew I had to come -- just one more problem that I've inherited from George W. Bush. (Laughter.)" -- President Obama addressing the 2009 White House Correspondent's Dinner You don't interrupt the president. So goes...
  • Greece's upstart Syriza party takes aim at news media

    06/16/2012 4:54:12 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/16/12 | Roy Gutman
    ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's crushing economic crisis, which has upended the country's politics and jeopardized its currency tie with the European Union, has also put another institution on the spot: the news media. Amid allegations of unethical journalistic practices that may have contributed to the mess the country's in, the outsider political coalition, whose popularity has skyrocketed, says it wants to abolish the cozy relationship that has long existed between media owners and politicians, and to halt the practice of government payments to individual journalists. On the eve of Sunday's second-round election, the outsider coalition, known as Syriza, or the...
  • News media ask court to air health care ruling

    06/14/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/14/12
    News media ask court to air health care rulingAssociated Press – 1 hr 20 mins ago WASHINGTON (AP) — News organizations are asking the Supreme Court to allow cameras in the courtroom for the first time for its eagerly awaited decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. **SNIP** Nearly 50 media outlets, including The Associated Press, and media advocacy groups signed a letter Dalglish sent Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday.
  • Listen & Learn: El Rushbo On Obama's "Bad Week"

    06/14/2012 8:53:53 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Vocal Minority via Rush ^ | 6/14/12 | EricTheRed
    Going back at least as far as last weekend, especially in light of the Democrats' recall loss in Wisconsin, the DBF* media has been playing up this narrative that poor Obama has been having a "bad week."On Monday, Rush didn't quite see it that way: Everybody is talking about how Obama had a bad week last week. Really? He didn't ever have to explain his membership in the New Party.He wasn't asked a single question about Fast and Furious or Eric Holder's corrupt Justice Department.He wasn't asked to explain his political cowardice when he refused to go to Wisconsin, stand shoulder...
  • U.S. to Pay 'Selected' Foreign Journalists to Cover State Dept.

    06/12/2012 9:12:14 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 12, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers soon will pay for hotel rooms, flights, and even the TV production costs of foreign journalists covering the Department of State. The purported goal of the endeavor is to communicate and promote U.S. policies and "American values." The new project comes at a time when State separately is attempting to buy, produce, and disseminate its own media broadcasts, establishing a paid 24/7 "news" service with contractor assistance (see Obama Assembling de facto Propaganda Ministry; U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, May 6, 2012). The department through the new foreign media initiative will hire a contractor to provide "logistical, administrative...
  • Without the Lapdog Media, Obama Is Doomed

    06/12/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 19 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/12/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    Minister of Disinformation Jay Carney and the rest of Barack Obama's minions are running scared. For the first time in a long time the national press called Obama out yesterday, for his "doing just fine" comment last week on the state of the private sector economy. (Except Juan Williams, who parroted Obama, his central processing unit showing its usual signs of damage.) Carney's response to the press: "you all ought to do your jobs and report on the context" of Obama's gaffe.
  • The Most Pathogenic Media in History

    06/11/2012 3:38:44 AM PDT · by radioone · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2012 | James Lewis
    For the fourth time since 1900, the West is trying to commit suicide. This time it's not training battalions of goose-stepping young men to put their bodies in the cold and soggy trenches of Germany, France, and Russia, as in World Wars I and II. But just like the Cold War, in which Soviet imperialism almost conquered the West, the old capitals of Paris, Berlin, and London are still spreading the political plague of Marxist totalitarianism, totally heedless of the historic catastrophes it brought to Russia, China, and all the rest. In a purely intellectual way, this fact is so...
  • Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

    06/08/2012 5:10:01 AM PDT · by dead · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    It’s bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker. Newark’s mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama’s Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post. “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago. Booker had been angling for the housing secretary gig in a second Obama term, according to sources in the administration and close to the mayor. The job was certainly a possibility, given Booker’s work in New Jersey’s biggest city,...
  • What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon

    06/07/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama. As a case in point, consider this boy vs. man fable spun by the New York Times' Charles Blow: A boy's blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy. Blow was writing seven weeks after Trayvon's death....
  • CBS Chief Moonves Attends Obama Fundraiser, Outs Journalism as 'Partisan'

    06/07/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | June 7 2012 | John Nolte
    Last night in Los Angeles as our economy burned, President Barack Obama continued along his record-setting fundraising pace (events, not cash raised) with a stop among the glittery Top 1% at a LGBT fundraiser that included Ellen Degeneres, Cher, Chaz Bono, and CBS Corp. CEO and chairman Les Moonves. Part of what Moonves does is oversee the CBS News division, which makes the fact that he attended a political fundraiser fascinating, but not as fascinating as what he told The Los Angeles Times: "CBS chief Les Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, waited patiently for their wristbands. Obama, Moonves said,...
  • Labor’s new approach to jobs data sparks outcry

    06/07/2012 6:46:51 AM PDT · by In Maryland · 3 replies
    Government Executive ^ | June 6, 2012 | Charles S. Clark
    Impending changes in Labor Department procedures for giving the media advance access to jobs data have drawn resistance from news outlets and House Republicans. With job creation a central election year issue, committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., focused on two distinct themes: whether Labor mishandled this spring’s introduction of new information security procedures for release of jobs data and whether the Obama administration is exaggerating for political gain the number of “green jobs” it has helped create. The Labor Department “has jeopardized the integrity of employment data -- in some cases for clearly political reasons,” Issa said. “Now, without clear...
  • Black-on-white link in Minneapolis violence

    06/07/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Minneapolis police want you to know race has nothing to do with an epidemic of violent crime in their downtown. Same for crime reporter Matt McKinney: The recent increase in what he calls “flash mob” violence and mayhem is “random” and “no other real pattern emerges” and the “motivation for the attack remains unclear.” But more and more people in Minneapolis are connecting the violence with groups of blacks marauding through the downtown; beating, hurting, destroying and stealing. Sometimes right in front of police. A lot of it on YouTube. With lots of witnesses – 15 to 20 times over...
  • Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    06/07/2012 2:26:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Towery
    They are at it again. Following what can only be described as a butt-kicking win for Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election, many media pundits were trying to "split the baby" by acknowledging Walker's win, but pointing to exit polls that show President Obama with a seven-point lead against Mitt Romney in that state. There is just one problem with their story: It fails to acknowledge just how far off the exit poll was in the gubernatorial contest. To add insult to injury, the elite media bashed Matt Drudge for supposedly posting information saying the exit polls showed Walker...
  • NKorea warns in latest threat that it will attack specific coordinates of SKorean media groups

    06/04/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    WP ^ | 06/04/12
    NKorea warns in latest threat that it will attack specific coordinates of SKorean media groups By Associated Press, Published: June 4 PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s military warned Monday that troops have aimed artillery at the specific coordinates of South Korean media groups as Pyongyang threatened a “merciless sacred war” over perceived insults. The North Korean statement, which expresses outrage over South Korean media criticism of ongoing children’s festivals in Pyongyang, is the latest in a series of threats aimed at Seoul’s conservative government and news agencies following the December death of Kim Jong Il, the father of new...
  • Labor Secretary Asks Media to Be More Discreet with Jobless Figures

    06/03/2012 2:20:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis called the repeated reports of high unemployment and new jobless claims “demoralizing,” and asked that the media be more discreet. “Look, we’re fighting a war against the worst economic conditions this country has seen in 75 years,” Solis said. “Sure, there are going to be casualties in this war, but do the media have to harp on them every week? Don’t they realize that they’re undermining our efforts to win this war?” Solis drew a parallel with how the media’s handling of the rising body-counts undermined the country’s willingness to fight to win in Vietnam. “Even...
  • Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins–A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means…

    06/02/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins – A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means… Obama Wins Too Heads I win… Tails you lose. Now that Republican Governor Scott Walker is leading in the polls, the media has found a new narrative on the recall in Wisconsin. BuzzFeed put it this way.
  • Trump: Media are biggest threat to Romney's presidential campaign

    06/01/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Junw 1, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    Speaking at the North Carolina GOP Convention, Trump praised Romney for his business experience and promise to stand up against China and fight for American economic interests. But the business mogul also focused a portion of his speech on his questions about where President Obama was born. It is the reason why on Tuesday, when Romney earned the 1,144 delegates necessary to secure his party's nomination, much of the news cycle was devoted to his decision to appear with Trump at a fundraiser that day. A desire by the media to protect Obama is the reason Trump told the more...
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit. Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.
  • Syria and Iran: Major Western Powers Are out to Lunch

    05/30/2012 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Austin Bay
    In response to dictator Bashir al-Assad's latest atrocity, the murder of 108 people in the Syrian town of Houla, "major Western powers" have threatened to expel Assad's resident diplomats. Denying the tyrant's ambassadors the restaurants of London and Paris -- yup, that'll certainly imperil his murderous regime. In response to the Iranian clerical dictatorship's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a necessary predicate to turning Israel into the "one bomb state," these same "powers" will ... well, they'll talk to the ayatollahs' diplomats. And keep talking, perhaps over lunch in Paris. And why not? "Western powers" have been talking to Iranian mullahs...
  • WWII Veteran Accused Of Ineligible Voting [Media Spews Victimhood, Asks No Questions]

    05/30/2012 3:21:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/29/12 | Karen Franklin
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran, who faces losing the right to vote after state officials flagged thousands of people who may be ineligible, is now getting backup from two South Florida congressmen. Bill Internicola, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) announced Tuesday they will send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott protesting the voting purge...
  • VP Biden To Deliver Commencement Speech At Cypress Bay Graduation [Clown's Campaign Invades School]

    05/25/2012 9:16:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/24/12
    FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Graduating seniors at Cypress Bay High School in Weston will make history next month at their graduation. Not only will Vice President Joe Biden deliver the keynote address, but the graduation ceremony will be held in the new Marlins Park, becoming the first school to hold its commencement in the shiny, new stadium.
  • NBC in Talks to Buy Out Microsoft's Stake

    05/25/2012 6:24:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/24/12 | KEACH HAGEY
    NBCUniversal is in talks to buy Microsoft Corp. out of their jointly owned website, NBC News said Thursday, in a deal that would complete the unwinding of a software-media partnership long regarded as an awkward holdover from the dawn of the Internet. "Discussions are taking place," said Amy Lynn, director of communications at NBC News, which is owned by Comcast Corp. The talks were first reported by Adweek. A person close to the situation said there is no deal yet. A Microsoft spokesman had no comment.
  • NBC in Talks to Buy Out Microsoft's Stake

    05/25/2012 6:24:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/24/12 | KEACH HAGEY
    NBCUniversal is in talks to buy Microsoft Corp. out of their jointly owned website, NBC News said Thursday, in a deal that would complete the unwinding of a software-media partnership long regarded as an awkward holdover from the dawn of the Internet. "Discussions are taking place," said Amy Lynn, director of communications at NBC News, which is owned by Comcast Corp. The talks were first reported by Adweek. A person close to the situation said there is no deal yet. A Microsoft spokesman had no comment.