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  • I'm a Democrat and I'm ashamed at how tone deaf we've become

    12/03/2016 9:51:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 12/3/2016 | Bryan Dean Wright
    During a shouting matching Thursday night between top aides of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the President-elect’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway summed up a key reason for why my Democratic Party lost – and will likely continue to lose. “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you.” To understand what she meant, look to the recent developments in Indiana. Millions of voters in the Rust Belt are in awe as 1,100 of their fellow blue-collar workers at Carrier narrowly missed being laid off. Instead of training Mexican replacements, these Hoosiers are celebrating an American paycheck....
  • Andrea Mitchell: Voters Saw Hillary as a Man -- They Didn't See Her Humanity

    12/03/2016 1:56:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 97 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/2/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, let me set it up. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, married to Alan Greenspan. Every day at their house is Halloween when one of them smiles. (laughing) Did I say that? (laughing) Excuse me. Anyway, she goes back many, many moons. She's been at NBC News before... I think I was a teenager and she was with NBC News Washington. (sigh) Anyway, she's totally devoted to Hillary. (snip) MITCHELL: (whispering) They were very protective of her and the reason was they were hurting because -- not only because she lost and she's in pain. They're in pain. CHUCK TODD:...
  • CBS News Reporter Wants Trump Dead

    12/02/2016 5:05:43 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 29, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJ_D2xMyaQ
  • CBS Boston Freelancer Tweets ‘Trump Died Sleeping’ Calms Him, Network Denies Employment

    12/02/2016 5:15:20 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Twitter is a great place for journalists to vent and to leak their liberal bias for all to see. And exactly that happened Tuesday night when CBS Boston Freelance Writer David Leavitt tweeted, “’Trump died sleeping’ #CalmMeDownIn3Words.” Leavitt’s tweet has garnered over 900 retweets, more than 2,300 likes, and almost 2,000 responses, many of them negative. "Trump died sleeping" #CalmMeDownIn3Words — David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) November 30, 2016 As outrageous has Leavitt’s tweet was, CBS Boston’s public relations kneejerk reaction was flat out ridiculous. The local news outlet responded to more than 100 irate twitter users, first proclaiming, “Mr. Leavitt is...
  • CNN Apologizes After Joking About Donald Trump’s Plane Crashing

    12/02/2016 12:45:13 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    CNN Apologizes After Joking About Donald Trump’s Plane Crashing Kaitlan Collins Entertainment Editor 1:52 PM 12/02/2016 CNN has apologized after a reporter and producer were caught joking on camera about Donald Trump’s plane crashing. In footage obtained and posted on YouTube by Scott Jones of FTV Live, an unidentified producer can be heard telling reporter Suzanne Malveaux that the president-elect’s plane crashed. “That means his plane’s crashed,” the producer says as Malveaux grins. “No, I’m kidding.”
  • Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control

    12/02/2016 3:11:48 AM PST · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 2, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement. This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Now, Nevadans won’t be able to privately transfer their firearms without going through a background check. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote. He outspent his opponents by a factor of three – in Maine, by a...
  • Mainstream Media’s Weapons of Mass Deception

    12/01/2016 8:53:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/1/16 | Mike Dempsey
    Terrorism comes in many forms. When terrorism is mentioned our first thought is radical Islamic terrorists, but we have home grown domestic terrorism in several forms in the U.S. today. Environmental terrorism has stopped the flow of water to the San Joaquin Valley in CA, to the destruction of jobs, farms and food production. Race baiters have learned how to terrorize cities and shakedown corporations for large sums of money. The moving target of gender identity has implemented the economic shakedown of small businesses, fueled by blatant intolerance for diversity of thought or religious conviction. This brand of economic terrorism...
  • Nearly half of Americans do not want Obamacare dismantled

    12/01/2016 4:32:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump is intent on repealing Obamacare, but nearly half of Americans say they aren’t so keen on dismantling the health care reform law. Some 49% of Americans want Trump and Congress to either expand Obamacare or continue implementing the law as it is, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday. Another 26% want the entire law repealed, while 17% would like the law scaled back. Trump and GOP Congressional leaders have said they plan to take up Obamacare’s repeal as soon the incoming president takes office on January 20. They are looking at repealing the law...
  • "Fact checkers" WaPo: "sure" no illegals voted...

    11/28/2016 7:16:21 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 29 replies
    WaPo the always warrior with a poisonous passion in its OBSESSIVE anti Trump-ism, is 100% sure Trump's charge of illegal votes is 'false.' "Donald Trump’s bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton" - Washington Post Nov-27-2016. It's one thing to call it: unproven, another thing to be so certain it's not true with no evidence to base it upon. However, what is so certain is that in 2013: "Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote - U.S." NBC - Jun 17, 2013 - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires ... requirement for would-be voters to show proof of U.S....
  • Clinton Foundation Taxes Reveal Just How Little They Give To Charity, But It Gets WORSE:

    11/27/2016 11:27:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Angry Patriot Movement ^ | today | Angry Patriot Movement
    Hillary did her best to rake Trump over the coals over his charities, but she is the one Americans should have been asking questions about all along. Not only is the amount of money actually sent out minuscule, the Clinton Foundation has been lying about the care it supposedly provides to the poor in the form of prescription medicine, via ProudCons.com. While Hillary and company claim to provide much needed drugs to third-world countries, that duty is actually handled by a separate charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative. But, as always, Hillary likes to twist the facts just to draw...
  • Press Turned Servile to the Authors of the U.S. Decline

    11/26/2016 1:11:04 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 12 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | November 26, 2016 | Conrad Black
    As the days have ticked past since the U.S. election, its implications, especially for the press, have been interpreted with agonizing slowness. The polls, so inaccurate, yet uniformly revealed public disrespect for the press. Ninety per cent of conventional press was hostile to Donald Trump, and 90 per cent of polling organizations predicted a comfortable Clinton victory. As there was no substantive argument for the re-election of the Democrats, their entire campaign was to slag off Trump. The servile press deluged Trump’s followers with disparagements, and generally signed on to Hillary Clinton’s dismissal of 30 million Trump supporters as a...
  • Study: White cops are not more likely to shoot black subjects

    11/26/2016 8:39:31 AM PST · by richardb72 · 19 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | Nov 18, 2016 | Doug Wyllie
    The death of Michael Brown in August 2014 caused millions of dollars in property damage locally, and precipitated the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement nationally. Further, it focused scrutiny on law enforcement by the press, the public, and the political elites. Following that fatal OIS in Ferguson, there has been a widespread perception — perpetuated by the mainstream national media — that white police officers are biased against black subjects in their use of lethal force. However, a new study authored by John Lott and Carlisle Moody of the Crime Prevention Research Center digs deep into the numbers...
  • Tensions rise at CNN as the network aims for Trump

    11/25/2016 7:10:15 PM PST · by bobk3 · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/25/16 | Eddie Scarry
    <p>CNN is taking an increasingly negative approach toward its coverage of President-elect Trump, causing at least some tension within the network, inside sources told the Washington Examiner.</p> <p>Trump, according to a New York Post story, told the network he wasn't happy with their coverage during an off-the-record meeting at his headquarters in Trump Tower this week. Trump critiqued the news media at large during the meeting, but CNN was one of the top targets, according to the Post's report.</p>
  • CNN Host Christiane Amanpour Whines of 'Exceptionally High Bar' Media Set for Hillary

    11/25/2016 1:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 25, 2016 | Tim Graham
    One blog on the inanities in CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour's impassioned address at the Committee to Protect Journalists dinner against granting any respect to conservatives in the "news" media product is not enough. In a second look at the transcript, one can see how Amanpour complained that Hillary Clinton was judged by an "exceptionally high bar" and Trump an "exceptionally low bar." She also insisted, as many at CNN do, that the fact-based journalist never accepts a rebuttal on the "empirical scientific evidence" of global warming. During an interview on my program this summer, the film-maker and historian Ken Burns...
  • Tensions rise at CNN as the network aims for Trump

    11/25/2016 6:47:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    CNN is taking an increasingly negative approach toward its coverage of President-elect Trump, causing at least some tension within the network, inside sources told the Washington Examiner. . . . Another source at CNN said they felt "certain targeting of certain people" and that "this kind of targeting isn't fair by their own employer." A spokesperson for CNN did not respond to a request for comment.
  • CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally

    11/25/2016 7:10:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | S. Noble
    CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally by S. Noble • November 25, 2016 IBD Times tells us that CNN, a fake news channel accidentally broadcast 30 minutes of hardcore pornography to viewers in Boston on Thursday 24 November. Even funnier, they were looking for the travel and food show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, They got to see parts unknown alright. It was R-rated porn. They blamed the cable provider RCN but it did take them a half hour to notice the error. Fortunately it was 10 at night and not daytime.
  • Hannity calls on Trump to freeze out the press

    11/24/2016 8:08:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/16 | Brent Griffiths
    Fox News commentator Sean Hannity said that until journalists admit to colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, President-elect Donald Trump should reconsider granting traditional access to reporters. “Trump can do this and speak directly to you, the America people, without having his words twisted and taken out of context,” Hannity said on his Fox show Tuesday night, noting that the president-elect had put out a video announcing a plan for executive actions in his first 100 days in office. "Why not do that?” Pointing to stolen emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Hannity said those assigned to cover the former...
  • 32 Times Establishment Media and Pollsters Assured the People of Donald Trump’s Defeat

    11/24/2016 7:55:01 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Nov 2016 | by JEROME HUDSON
    This is Breitbart's gift to us to help add to our sheer enjoyment today as we give thanks that all of these phony know-it-alls were so very wrong; and prove that in the end they knew nothing. From the time Donald Trump announced his White House bid, there has been no shortage of establishment media outlets predicting his defeat. Indeed, as the weeks and months marked Trump’s ever-apparent political preeminence, the pundits, pollsters, and prognosticators doubted and declared his collapse inevitable. Even as Trump, a real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the affirmations of his failure...
  • Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests

    11/24/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    CRAINS ^ | November 22, 2016 | Brigid Sweeney
    Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests Brigid Sweeney For the second year in a row, protesters are planning to block shoppers from entering stores along North Michigan Avenue on the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year. The effort, planned by a diffuse network that includes Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and area churches, seeks to draw attention to a wide range of issues, including police shootings, racism and economic inequalities that keep Chicago's South and West sides mired in poverty and violence. The organizers say they hope...
  • Liberal Racism: Re Race baiter NYTimes' Charles M Blow ("No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along")

    11/24/2016 7:04:36 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 19 replies
    Charles M Blow recently wrote a hateful piece against president elect (basically hindering Trump’s efforts for national unity).Charles M Brown: No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Alonghttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/opinion/no-trump-we-cant-just-get-along.htmlWho is this race baiter and inflammatory “writer” of left liberal New York Times? Here is a glimpse:He cheered the “truth” (as he claims it to be) of Hillary horroific “basket of deplorable” smear on so many millions of decent Americans.Charles M. Blow About the ‘Basket of Deplorables’ - The New York Times “What Clinton said was impolitic, but it was not incorrect”http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/12/opinion/about-the-basket-of-deplorables.html He falsely claimed “racism” and gave impression that only Whites can...
  • [EXTREME BARF ALERT] No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along

    11/24/2016 5:00:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 83 replies
    Donald Trump schlepped across town on Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper. As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of his positions: He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton. But he should never have said that he was going to do that in the first place. He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t encourage the military to use torture. But he should never have said that he would do that in the first place. He said that he...
  • Trump Supporters on Reddit Are Mailing Salt to the New York Times

    11/23/2016 11:40:11 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Reddit users have begun a campaign titled #SendEmSalt where they send The New York Times offices large bags of salt, ridiculing the publication for their angry (or “salty”) reaction to the election of Donald Trump. Users in /r/The_Donald, Reddit’s largest Donald Trump supporting community, posted a thread three days ago titled, “#SendEmSalt: An attempt to deliver 1 ton of salt to the New York Times”. Within the thread, user /u/njmksr writes, “While I was viewing the frontpage today, I was inspired by one ‘Pede’s [a term short for centipede that refers to Trump supporters] act of sending the NYT 25...
  • Desperate Andrea Mitchell Badgers Ed Rendell for Possible Vote Recount

    11/23/2016 3:50:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 23, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC’s resident Hillary Clinton super-fan, Andrea Mitchell, came across as particularly desperate Wednesday as she dedicated a segment of Andrea Mitchell Reports to dreaming of a possible recount in three key swing states. “Some Clinton supporters are trying to mount a campaign to ask for an audit in key states to see if a recount should be ordered,” she reported, “According to a group of election lawyers and computer scientists… there is quote, ‘Persuasive evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan may have been manipulated or hacked.’” The report Mitchell was staking her hopes and dreams on was...
  • BUSTED: Hot-Mic Catches Media Discussing Whether To “Hiss Or Boo” Trump

    11/23/2016 12:01:00 PM PST · by rhett october · 22 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | Rhett October
    Once again, we have a perfect example of why the American people distrust the media. At Donald Trump’s New York Times presser, reporters were caught red-handed discussing whether or not they should “boo or hiss” at the lobby of the Trump Tower. Read at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/23/busted-hot-mic-catches-media-discussing-whether-hiss-boo-trump-tower/
  • Ana Navarro, Christine Quinn meltdown – CNN implosion over Trump continues (VIDEO)

    11/23/2016 9:26:57 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | November 22, 2016 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    Ana Navarro is a bitter, pro-amnesty Bush hack who can’t handle the fact that Donald Trump not only won the presidency, but completely destroyed the Bush dynasty and any future in politics for Bush and their lackeys. Christine Quinn is a butch liberal New Yorker who ran for Mayor of NYC and failed to Communist Bill de Blasio. Both Ana Navarro and Christine Quinn were reduced to screamer at Kayleigh McEnany and Jeffrey Lord.
  • Got Fake News? Biased Press Continues to Misinform Public About Trump

    11/23/2016 5:12:39 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/22/2016 | Staff
    Media Bias: When the Pew Research Center asked the public who conducted themselves worst during the presidential campaign, the answer was …. the press. But after promising to shape up after the election, the mainstream media are already back to their old games. The Pew survey found that 38% gave the press a failing grade for "the way they conducted themselves in the campaign." By comparison, 35% gave Donald Trump a failing grade, and 21% gave Clinton an F. Just 22% said the press deserved an A or a B grade for their performance during the election, compared with 30%...
  • 12 Fake News Stories from the Mainstream Media

    11/22/2016 9:40:01 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | John Hayward
    With all of the politically-charged talk about banning “fake news” sites, it seems appropriate to review some of the worst fake news stories pushed by mainstream media outlets. No matter how large your family gathering is this Thanksgiving, you won’t be chowing down on a turkey as big as these phony stories from A-list television shows and publications.
  • Trumping the Media: Donald Continually Confounds the MSM

    11/22/2016 6:42:02 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 11 replies
    PJmedia ^ | Roger Kimball
    Looking back on it now, who do you think provided the best commentary on the run-up to the election? And a related question: who has provided the most insightful commentary on the aftermath, i.e. "Why Trump Happened," "What His Victory Means," "What the Protesters and Crybullies Want"?
  • Trumping the Media: Donald Continually Confounds the MSM

    11/22/2016 5:19:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 22, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Looking back on it now, who do you think provided the best commentary on the run-up to the election?And a related question: who has provided the most insightful commentary on the aftermath, i.e. "Why Trump Happened," "What His Victory Means," "What the Protesters and Crybullies Want"?It's amusing now to replay the scenes of those Important People who assured us that Trump, the clown, could never win. My favorite headline was from The Nation: "Relax, Donald Trump Can't Win."My favorite election clip was provided by Bret Stephens (who was joined in his folly by many others). And if you just...
  • Emotional media execs have profanity laced meltdowns over media summit with ‘mean’ Trump

    11/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Tom Tillison
    <p>The fall out from media bigwigs on the receiving end of a smack down of epic proportions from President-elect Donald Trump continues, with several participants whining to The New Yorker about how mean Trump was.</p> <p>Four executives who attended the off-the-record meeting are quoted without being identified and if there’s a common theme in the remarks, it may be the liberal application of f-bombs.</p>
  • CNN and others, QUIT telling our leaders what to do...we voted for them to tell YOU what to do

    11/22/2016 11:23:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    MSM News | 22 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    CNN and others, QUIT telling our leaders who to denounce or silence, etc. because we didn't vote for these people so YOU could tell them what to do and negate the results of the election. We voted to get something done about illegal immigration and their involvement and voting in our elections, which is something no other country would tolerate, not soft pedal it. We voted for a ban on muslim immigration and severe restrictions on what they can do while living here and the influence they can have (they hate us). We voted for fiscal responsibility. We voted for...
  • [bleep] him!' Emotional TV anchors and execs hit 'bluffing blowhard' Trump for turning summit into .

    11/22/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Complete Headline: 'F*** him!' Emotional TV anchors and execs hit 'bluffing blowhard' Trump for turning his Monday media summit into a showdown Four of the individuals who attended Trump's media summit on Monday are speaking about what happened during the off-the-record sit down Trump reportedly spent the first 20 minutes of the meeting telling those present that they were 'liars' and 'dishonest' 'After the meeting today, though - and I am being human with you here - I think, F*** him!' said one person present 'He is the same kind of blustering, bluffing blowhard as he was during the campaign,'...
  • Katy Tur: Trump Trying To Undercut And Diminish The American Free Press To Spin Truth...(Vid)

    11/21/2016 9:53:06 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 100 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 21, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    MSNBC's Katy Tur complains that Donald Trump may avoid the media to "spin the truth in his favor" "without the filter of the press." From a roundtable with MSNBC reporters Tamron Hall, Katy Tur and Kristen Welker Monday morning: KATY TUR, MSNBC: Donald Trump is going to try to do things his own way. We know he has already used Twitter to his advantage in that sense and try to get out his message without the filter of the press. That way Donald Twitter can say what he wants to say. Sometimes, spin the truth in his favor. TAMRON HALL,...
  • New Pew Research Poll: 38% of Americans Give the Press a Big Fat 'F' for Campaign Coverage

    11/21/2016 5:33:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Evidence keeps piling up that the American people have a very low opinion of how the media reports on our elections. The latest Pew Research Center opinion survey revealed “Just 22% give the press a grade of an A or B, while 38% give it a failing grade” – an F. The approval of the media has been declining for years. After the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, 33 percent of voters gave the press an A or a B, compared to just 16 percent picking “F.” In 2008, the gap between A/B and F shrunk to ten points...
  • High School Newspaper: Mike Pence Supports ELECTROCUTION of Homosexuals

    11/21/2016 5:30:46 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 37 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | November 21, 2016
    The official school newspaper, called The A-Blast, of Annandale High School in Fairfax County published an article yesterday claiming that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence supports electrocution of homosexuals. The article, entitled "Prove Us Wrong, Donald Trump", repeated numerous false claims about Trump, Pence, and their policy proposals. There are many misleading statements in the article, such as the media-fueled falsehoods that Trump "mocked the disabled" and "called Mexicans rapists." Both of these are not true. But the most blatantly and indisputably false statement in this article comes when the author, Binqi Chen, who serves as the Editorials Editor for the...
  • TRUMP SLAMS MEDIA ELITE, FACE TO FACE

    11/21/2016 2:36:10 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 174 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/21/16 | Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
    TRUMP SLAMS MEDIA ELITE, FACE TO FACE
  • Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘ f—ing firing squad’

    11/21/2016 2:17:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 719 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
    President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source. “Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed…. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the encounter. “The meeting took place...
  • Media Malpractice? Media Bias And The 2016 Election

    11/20/2016 5:35:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | November 18,2016 | TOM WESTERVELT and RAGHAVAN MAYUR
    The People's Repudiation Of Media Influence Thus, despite the media's best efforts to defeat Trump through a barrage of negative news stories, most Americans appeared not to be swayed by media coverage. Election Day provided the most definitive proof of both the media's bias against Trump and the people's repudiation of its attempts to influence the election narrative. Heading into the day of the vote, most news outlets were confident that Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States, as they pointed to poll after poll showing the former secretary of state comfortably leading Trump. This coverage seemed...
  • NPR: After Pollak, No More Live Interviews for Conservatives

    11/19/2016 10:40:17 PM PST · by detective · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2016
    National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview Nov. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak. Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and “white nationalism.” He also turned the tables, pointing out that NPR has “racist programming,” including a story that called the 2016 election results “nostalgia for a whiter America.”
  • Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are 'Normalizing Hate Speech'

    11/20/2016 3:01:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    The news Sunday afternoon that Steve Bannon had been named chief strategist in President-elect Donald Trump's White House sparked renewed interest in a topic NPR covered this summer, the rise of the white nationalist movement, also referred to euphemistically as the "alt-right." Bannon is the former CEO of Breitbart News, an online news site that he previously called "the platform for the alt-right." Happily, from my point of view, the language NPR used to describe Bannon and the movement evolved quickly away from just "alt-right." As standards editor Mark Memmott wrote Monday in an internal memo, "additional words are needed...
  • Trump Win Exposes Media's Smug Failures

    11/19/2016 1:58:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09 November 2016 | Michael Wolff
    Ads don’t work, polls don’t work, celebrities don’t work, media endorsements don’t work and ground games don’t work. The media turned itself into the opposition and, accordingly, was voted down as the new political reality emerged: Ads don’t work, polls don’t work, celebrities don’t work, media endorsements don’t work, ground games don’t work. Not only did the media get almost everything about this presidential election wrong, but it became the central issue, or the stand-in for all those issues, that the great new American Trump Party voted against. The transmutation of political identities has arguably devolved into two parties: the...
  • ABC News’ Martha Raddatz Appears to Choke Up Over Donald Trump Victory (Video)

    11/19/2016 2:03:35 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 77 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Nov 9 2016 | ABC via The Wrap
    ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was a presidential debate moderator, so she’s supposed to be neutral, but that didn’t stop her from appearing to get choked up on live TV when discussing Donald Trump winning the election on Tuesday night.
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’

    11/17/2016 4:38:08 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2016 | Caitlin Dewey
    What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe — and invented by the same man. Paul Horner, the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire, has made his living off viral news hoaxes for several years. He has twice convinced the Internet that he’s British graffiti artist Banksy; he also published the very viral, very fake news of a Yelp vs. “South Park” lawsuit last year. But in recent months, Horner has found the fake-news ecosystem growing more crowded, more political and vastly more influential:...
  • White police officers don't unfairly target black suspects, study says

    11/17/2016 1:44:31 PM PST · by richardb72 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    <p>The day after a Minnesota cop was charged in the July shooting death of a black man, an in-depth study purported to show race generally does not play a role in police shootings.</p> <p>Among the findings of the investigation released Thursday by the Crime Prevention Research Center: White police officers are not significantly more likely to shoot black suspects; body cameras have had little effect on decreasing police killings; the more cops at the scene, the less likely it is a suspect will be shot.</p>
  • WHY I HATE THE LYING, STINKING MEDIA

    11/17/2016 8:23:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Have you had enough of them, yet? I have Nothing happened today. I know, because I read the news. That is, nothing they SAID happened…happened. Oh, according to the “media,” Trump had gone to a private family dinner the night before—without the media—and so the media screamed he was perpetrating a new, brutal, unmatched-in-human-history, repressive Dark Age of non-transparency.
  • 'I see dead people,' and they're the liberal media

    11/17/2016 6:56:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Deborah C Tyler
    Left-wing news media, from desiccated dowagers like the New York Times to strumpets like Salon and the Huffington Post, are dead and don't know it. They only see what they want to see. People who recently thought themselves so powerful – Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi; the list is very, very long – are walking around like regular people, but their existence is over. So many are dead and don't know it. They were murdered by their own hypocrisy. They claimed to be publishing the truth, but they offered only the half-truth of blind dogma. They claimed...
  • America cannot HEAL until we stop the left wing media HATE

    11/16/2016 2:41:57 PM PST · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    Trump News ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) As I'm asking myself when I'm going to return Natural News to its usual format of covering health, nutrition and disease prevention, I'm struck by the realization that the left wing media is now the single greatest cause of psychological stress and mental illness in America. While Hillary Clinton's campaign slogan was "Stronger Together," the mainstream media has decided to pursue a campaign of division, sabotage and hate. It is unacceptable. It must be stopped. It's now obvious to me that America cannot HEAL until we stop the left wing media HATE machine. The same media outlets that heaped...
  • 'Fake News' List Includes Breitbart, Daily Wire and others in bid to shut down opposition online

    11/16/2016 11:33:38 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 17 replies
    Previous attempts by Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network saw the companies ban sites that "misrepresent, misstate or conceal information". However the proliferation of fake news during the US elections, some argued, swayed votes towards Donald Trump and prompted the social media platform and giant search engine into changing their policies. An unofficial task force of Facebook employees has reportedly taken it upon themselves to examine the company’s role in promoting these fake websites during the election.  Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Media and Communications at Merrimack College collected all the websites she could find which she deemed "false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical...
  • Donald Trump Jr. Trolls the NY Times: "Decent Pic Though"

    11/16/2016 10:42:43 AM PST · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/16/2016 | Donald Trump Jr.
    Not sure why a picture of me going to lunch with my brother made the cover of The NY Times. Decent pic though.