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  • Rewrite the Second Amendment

    04/05/2013 4:02:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 4-4-2013 | ZACHARY ELKINS
    (snip) Lost in this confusion and anxiety is the possibility that a basic consensus on guns exists among Americans. Opinion polls suggest that a majority recognize a right to bear arms, subject to reasonable regulations protecting public safety. This strong dual commitment, if clarified and entrenched in our Constitution, could reassure most, though not all, of us. Before you mock the idea of a constitutional amendment, consider that hardly anyone is happy with our unstable status quo: gun enthusiasts fear their rights are under constant threat; gun-control advocates point to the danger of illegal guns and easy access to firearms....
  • New York Times Sent Unpublished Columns to the Obama Administration for Vetting

    09/15/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    The New York Times is developing a bad habit of sending its columns to the Obama administration for approval. Daniel Harper at the Weekly Standard reported yesterday on a no-no committed by then-contributing Times columnist Peter Orszag, former director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget and an Obama-care booster in an October 20, 2010 column, "Malpractice Methodology." Halper wrote in part: The latest Bob Woodward books reveals that Peter Orszag, at the time a columnist for the New York Times, sent a draft of an article to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for review and comments before publishing....
  • Stephanopoulos Tries Savaging Bachmann

    06/28/2011 7:39:07 AM PDT · by camle · 71 replies · 1+ views
    fox nation ^ | 28-jun-2011 | fox nation
    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos said the media plans on investigating all 23 of Michele Bachmann's foster children, tries to get her to say she'd eliminate the minimum wage, tries to stir up trouble between her and Palin, and debates her about the founding fathers and slavery.
  • The Next MSM Narrative: Quoting and Exposing Progressives Incites Violence

    01/25/2011 10:58:05 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 7 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 1-24-11 | Matt
    As most of us know, one of the most powerful weapons wielded by the Right, and particularly, we bloggers, are quotes from prominent “progressives.” If you remember, we were able to accomplish a great deal in exposing the intent of the public option that was to be included in ObamaCare by quoting President Obama, members of Congress, and other experts in heath care. Their own words were used against them, as they stated their intentions openly.
  • Jared Loughner's Friend on GMA: "He Didn't Listen to Political Radio" (Good Morning America)

    01/12/2011 12:30:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Listen To It! WMP | RealPlayer Audio clips available for Rush 24/7 members only -- Join Now! BEGIN TRANSCRIPT* This is a rough transcript and may be updated. RUSH:  It was interesting on Good Morning America today, and it was interesting what wasn't in the New York Times today that they no doubt heard, that they edited out.  And it's interesting how some people are upset with me over what I said yesterday.  So we'll deal with all of that and we'll just keep plodding on.   The Excellence in Broadcasting Network.  I am Rush Limbaugh, great to be...
  • Media Becklash

    08/31/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies ^ | 8/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Only when liberals are in charge can terms like faith, hope, charity and sacred honor be classified as hate speech. Our ever increasing lexicon now includes “Becklash”; defined as an entirely irrational reaction to a TV and radio commentator’s well attended non-political Restoring Honor rally in Washington. Misery Merchant, Al Sharpton is the architect of Becklash. Always desperately seeking relevance, Sharpton saw an opportunity in exploitation when he realized that the date of Beck’s long planned event was the same date that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. Sharpton would do well to actually...
  • Reporter's notebook: What really happens at Tea Party rallies

    04/07/2010 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 2,922+ views
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2010 | Shannon Travis
    (CNN) -- When it comes to the Tea Party movement, the stereotypes don't tell the whole story. Here's what you often see in the coverage of Tea Party rallies: offensive posters blasting President Obama and Democratic leaders; racist rhetoric spewed from what seems to be a largely white, male audience; and angry protesters rallying around the Constitution. Case in point: During the health care debate last month, opponents shouted racial slurs at civil rights icon Georgia Rep. John Lewis and one person spit on Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. The incidents made national headlines, and they provided Tea Party opponents with...
  • Facts About The Woman Who Was “Buried” In a Obama T-Shirt That the MSM Won’t Bothe

    02/06/2010 8:26:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 1,634+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-10 | Curt
    Tom Maguire does a stellar job at actual reporting here on the woman, whom Obama alleged, died because of the big bad health insurance companies and was then buried with a Obama shirt on. All the more stellar since the MSM can't be bothered to type in a few keywords on google: Obama told the crowd that the woman had no health insurance, so viewed that way the Times reporting is literally accurate. However, the woman, Melanie Shouse, did in fact have insurance - she had a catastrophic policy with a $5,000 deductible and did not want to drop a...
  • Thousands attend hundreds of tea parties; send liberals into a frenzy!

    04/21/2009 1:08:24 PM PDT · by James H. Shott · 11 replies · 875+ views
    Observations ^ | April 21, 2009 | James Shott
    Political protests in the United States are an integral part of the political process, and one of the most famous in our history was the Boston Tea Party in 1773, where colonists dressed up like Indians and threw cases of tea into Boston Harbor to protest a tea tax they felt was unjust. A hundred years later came the protest with the gravest consequences, when six southern states seceded from the Union over issues of state’s rights, leading to the Civil War. Since then, there have been many protests, against wars, civil rights injustices, and other issues arousing the genuine...
  • ABC’s anti-gun bias revealed in 20/20 anti-gun hit piece

    04/14/2009 12:27:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 903+ views
    examiner ^ | April 14 2009 | Dave Workman
    New information has surfaced about the depth of bias that surfaced on ABC’s 20/20 hit piece that aired Friday, April 10 with Diane Sawyer as the host. The National Shooting Sports Foundation revealed Monday that it had been “asked numerous times by 20/20 Senior Producer Muriel Pearson to participate in the story, but understanding the piece was a set-up, we refused.” NSSF is a firearms industry umbrella group that offers education about firearms safety and programs including “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy,” aimed at helping the industry deter illegal straw purchases. Its biggest annual effort is the Shooting, Hunting...
  • Easy Access: $5,000 and One Hour Buys 10 Guns

    04/09/2009 10:13:34 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 87 replies · 2,619+ views
    in Richmond, Va. -- one of hundreds held every weekend across the state of Virginia and the country. We gave Samaha $5,000 and one hour to see how many guns he could buy, and how many questions he would be asked. For Samaha, the Glock handgun was a particularly painful purchase. It was the same kind of gun used to kill his sister Reema when she was a freshman at Virginia Tech. Just holding the gun in his hand was difficult. < snip > Samaha walked back into the gun show, and within minutes he was out again, this time...
  • Enough of the Mass Hysterical Media!

    10/17/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 1 replies · 312+ views
    Paggan Power ^ | October 17, 2008 | Pagan Power
    There is an article in today's Washington Post that exemplifies the despicable bias of the mass hysterical media. In a column written by Juliet Eilperin the distortions could not be more apparent. To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors such hostility toward the mainstream media: her staff imposes limits on her access to it. Isn't that the stupidest premise you have ever heard? It represents exactly why the majority of us don't listen to or read the crap these people call reporting any longer. I wonder if the tiny...
  • UPI Say ABC Exhibits Double Standard - NO DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    09/13/2008 4:48:53 AM PDT · by urroner · 46 replies · 566+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 12, 2008 | MARTIN SIEFF
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- There were no surprises, no knockout zingers, but also no bloopers Thursday night in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first TV interview since becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee. Charles Gibson of ABC News was out for blood and inherently applied a double-standard compared with the kid gloves George Stephanopoulos used on Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Sunday night. Gibson was out to embarrass Palin and expose her presumed ignorance from the word go. By contrast, when Obama referred to his "Muslim faith" on Sunday and did not correct himself, Stephanopoulos rushed...
  • 'What Makes People Think Having Someone Like Their Neighbor in the White House a Good Thing?'

    09/12/2008 11:27:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 193+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sarah Palin is sending the MSM around the bend. On MSNBC this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell provided perhaps the most blatant example yet of an MSMer openly admitting she doesn't want Palin as VP. Mitchell, clearly frustrated by Palin's every-woman-appeal, complained: "Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?' I mean, I don't want someone like me because I know I'm not because I know I'm not prepared to be vice-president or president. What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?" Mitchell's...
  • The Anger Factor

    The media are getting mad. Whether it's the latest back-and-forth over attack ads, the silly lipstick flap or the continuing debate over Sarah and sexism, you can just feel the tension level rising several notches. Maybe it's a sense that this is crunch time, that the election is on the line, that the press is being manipulated (not that there's anything new about that). News outlets are increasingly challenging false or questionable claims by the McCain campaign, whether it's the ad accusing Obama of supporting sex-ed for kindergartners (the Illinois legislation clearly describes "age-appropriate" programs) or Palin's repeated boast that...
  • The Appeal of Offshore Drilling

    08/21/2008 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Ron in Acreage · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug. 21, 2008 | Frank Cerabino
  • The Great Depression Hoax

    08/15/2008 6:40:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies · 213+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 15, 2008 | Todd G. Buchholz
    I slapped the side of my television in April when economist Joe Stiglitz called this the worst recession "since the Great Depression." But now the economy is not only hurting homeowners; it's apparently harming parakeets, too! An AP item reports that pet owners are abandoning their furry and feathery friends to animal shelters because they can no longer afford to feed them. Never mind that GDP is puttering along in positive terrain. Headlines still scream that we're closing in on 1929, not 2009. Are we a nation of whiners, as Phil Gramm put it a little while ago, getting himself...
  • How al Qaeda Used the Media and the Democrats and Almost Won the War

    01/05/2008 4:39:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 261+ views
    The Real Revo ^ | January 5, 2008 | R.D.Walker
    Al Qaeda in Iraq knew they could not defeat the United States on the battlefield so they planned to defeat the U.S. at home. In 1968, the communists in Vietnam threw themselves against the U.S. Military with all they had in the Tet Offensive. They were defeated and utterly destroyed. The media, however, convinced the American people that the communists were strong and Walter Cronkite told the world the war was unwinnable. A desperate, suicidal offensive that ended in military failure became the path to victory for the communists. They defeated America on the homefront, not on the battlefield. This...
  • Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV (Al Sharpton Hosting While Chris Matthews Is On Vacation)

    07/02/2007 2:46:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies · 834+ views ^ | July 2, 2007 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Hardball Turns Into DNC-TV Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on July 2, 2007 - 17:12. Chris Matthews, presumably away on vacation, handed the reigns of MSNBC's Hardball to Democratic activist Reverend Al Sharpton. The first two guests, in the first half-hour, of the Sharpton hosted July 2 episode, were Democrats - Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe. The hot topic of the discussion with Dean was about how the John McCain campaign and the GOP, overall, were suffering in their fundraising efforts. The following "hardball" segment, with McAuliffe, featured the Hillary Clinton campaign chairman crowing about her fundraising success. After the McAuliffe segment, Sharpton, actually interviewed a Republican. Predictably, Sharpton's questions...
  • Beyond Bush - What the world needs is an open, confident America.

    06/03/2007 6:52:50 AM PDT · by gpapa · 8 replies · 761+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 3, 2007 | Fareed Zakaria
    June 11, 2007 issue - In the fall of 1982, I arrived in the United States as an 18-year-old student from India. The country was in rough shape. That December unemployment hit 10.8 percent, higher than at any point since World War II. Interest rates hovered around 15 percent. Abroad, the United States was still reeling from Vietnam and Watergate.
  • In Washington, a stain on sacred ground

    04/04/2007 7:50:34 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 32 replies · 1,234+ views
    Cumberland Times News ^ | April 4, 2007 | Richard Kerns
    Published: April 04, 2007 10:50 am In Washington, a stain on sacred ground Richard Kerns Cumberland Times-News If peace is flowing like a river, my backyard sewer line is sorely ill at ease. To maintain a modicum of taste in this demented space, I'll be brief and discreet in addressing said subject de yuck. But as surely as a flush will flow downhill until it can't, at which point it will reverse course into one's basement, such a diversion is inevitable. For images of the past week, to say nothing of scents, were so searing as to permeate my very...
  • A.P Reporting Strickland Win in Ohio Before Polls Closed

    11/07/2006 5:31:54 PM PST · by alchemist54 · 22 replies · 1,637+ views
    A.P. | 11/07/06 7:35pm | Robert Tanner
    A Democrat won the Ohio governorship for the first time since 1986 as Rep. Ted Strickland easily defeated Republican Ken Blackwell in one of 36 races for states' top elected office. With 10 new governors guaranteed to come out of Tuesday's elections, state governments were in for their biggest shake-up in years _ one that had a chance of being even more tumultuous if Democrats managed to reverse years of Republican dominance. Strickland's win in Ohio was based on a statistical analysis of the vote from voter interviews conducted for The Associated Press by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International....
  • AP edits Guards story to fit Media spin.

    09/10/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 94 replies · 2,297+ views
    Free Republic and | Now | Me
    Dinasour Media bias in action, here is how the story was posted yesterday by AP. Notice how AP edited out the actual QUOTES that DIRECTLY contradicted their spin lie and had the writer write the story interjected their own interpretation of what was said by the sources. Here is yesterdays AP story. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that "arguably" a day or so of response time was lost due to the absence of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Infantry Brigade and Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade, each with thousands of troops in Iraq. Blum said that...
  • Networks Praise Kerry(Kerry gets best coverage of any candidate in last 25 yrs)

    09/24/2004 7:20:10 AM PDT · by · 12 replies · 1,131+ views
    The broadcast TV networks and weekly news magazines favor John Kerry over George W. Bush, according to a new study released by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA). But the study also finds that Fox News Channel was far more negative towards Kerry than Bush. Evaluations of John Kerry were positive by a two-to-one margin, while evaluations of George W. Bush were over 60 percent negative • Among non-partisan sources, Kerry's evaluations were almost three-to-one positive; Bush's were over two-to-one negative. • Among the networks, the gap between the candidates was largest on NBC; the coverage was most...
  • When Republicans get sent up the river it's good for the economy (MEGA, MEGA BARF ALERT!)

    09/24/2004 6:19:55 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 10 replies · 410+ views
    It was a zippety do dah day for many folks Tuesday when indictments against three of Tom DeLay's lap dogs were announced. Let's face it. There's nothing much more entertaining than the prospect of Republicans going to jail. From cuff links to handcuffs: It's a fashion transition made in heaven, and it just doesn't get much better than that. Accused of taking money from corporations such as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Sears, Roebuck to help elect a Republican majority in the Legislature were John Colyandro, Jim Ellis and Warren Robold. Colyandro, the former executive director of Texans for...
  • "Is the Internet Polarizing U.S. Political Dialogue?" (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    04/23/2004 7:53:47 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 107 replies · 335+ views
    Annenberg Journalism School, USC ^ | April 23, 04 | Mark Glaser
    Mark Glaser Posted: 2004-04-22 ...While people on the left and right can turn beet-red with anger on TV shows such as ABC's "This Week," CNN's "Crossfire" or Fox's "Hannity & Colmes," the Internet provides innumerable forums and political sites so anyone can fire off a torrent of rhetorical brickbats. The Web is the birthplace of "flamers" and "trolls," people who launch no-holds-barred attacks on others with opposing views. ...[ship]...But despite the rise of so much partisan noise, it's hard to say without a doubt that we're living in the most divisive time, or that the Net is to blame. Research...
  • Unemployment facts show Unemployment at virtually same leve as Feb 1996

    03/10/2004 1:13:18 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies · 211+ views Sorry for the lousy link. Isn't this intresting. The current Unemployment rate is withing .02 percet of where it was in March 1996! Hmm, wounder if we were hearing all this fearmongering and hysteria about Jobs in our "Objective News Media" in 1996? Perhaps a Feeper who is more technically proficent then I can email me with this graph reproduced in an Email. I am going to find a way to put this in a body of an email and sent it to every single news editor, publisher and TV News producer asking why this information is not being...