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  • Are Big Media Covering Up Fast and Furious?

    02/01/2012 1:35:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans
    Where was the public outcry for justice when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry bled to death at the hands of a drug cartel in cahoots with the U.S. government? It happened in the Peck Canyon corridor northwest of Nogales, Arizona -- nowhere. The general public didn't hear about it... --snip-- Last November, Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic wrote a chronological exposé of the Fast and Furious scandal. But he put a fancy spin on his article which illustrates perfectly how a Big Lie can emerge from a kernel of truth told with bad intent. *The once-obscure case in Phoenix...
  • Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary

    01/31/2012 5:32:46 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 358 replies · 1+ views
    The Slimes ^ | January 31st | Jim Rutenberg
    TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday evening, according to early returns and exit polls, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Can You Tell Which GOP Candidate The Media Is Biased Toward?

    01/31/2012 3:33:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-31-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Of all the pictures of these two guys these were the ones they had to select...and they continue to insists they're's disgusting. I went ahead and fixed it for Yahoo...I'm that kind of guy...
  • Perpetuating the Erroneous “Ticking Bomb” View of Veterans

    01/31/2012 9:52:29 AM PST · by SZonian · 30 replies
    A few weeks ago, we warned against an increasingly prevalent narrative in news: That war Veterans are violent, unstable, and dangerous. I explained why that simply isn’t the case, and how those aspersions can hurt Vets and deepen the divide between us and civilians. Thursday, the national media moved a step closer to establishing this unfortunate characterization as conventional wisdom in the newsroom. USA Today, a national newspaper second to only the Wall Street Journal in distribution, published a story with a headline brimming with violent imagery:
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • Do Only Republicans Misbehave?

    01/31/2012 4:19:43 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/30/2012 | IBD Staff
    What's the difference between Republican and Democratic political operatives who end up on the wrong side of the law? In the "unbiased" press, only the Republicans' party ID and connections merit attention.
  • Media Elites Skeptical about Extent of Media Bias

    01/29/2012 2:38:29 PM PST · by quicksilver123 · 22 replies
    These New Times Blog ^ | Jan 29, 2012 | Russell Halley
    There are certain undeniable truths in life that most everyone not in recovery or denial can agree with. Examples include facts like these: the sun rises in the East, the earth revolves around the sun, the media has a liberal bias. Everyone that is, except for members of the liberal media themselves. The other day, the Media Research Center held a telephone news conference so that MRC President Brent Bozell could announce the launch of the ”Tell The Truth! 2012″ campaign, an ambitious undertaking designed to “document, expose and neutralize severe liberal bias in the reporting of the 2012 election...
  • President John Tyler’s grandson says Newt Gingrich is a 'jerk' (they're really reaching now)

    01/28/2012 11:34:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    President John Tyler’s grandson Harrison Tyler, 84, says he’s not impressed with the state of politics today and particularly thinks Newt Gingrich is a “big jerk” for his three marriages. Incredibly, President Tyler, who was born in 1790 and became the 10th president in 1841, has two grandchildren still alive today. His grandson, Harrison Ruffin Tyler, currently maintains the Tyler presidential home, Sherwood Forest Plantation Foundation in Charles City, Va. Harrison said he doesn’t spend much time focusing on the 2012 presidential race — “I can’t stand watching television” — but considers himself a conservative. His big problem this election,...
  • Jan Brewer Just Trying to 'Score Some Points With Obama-Haters in Arizona'

    01/27/2012 2:31:53 PM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 27, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    By daring to stand up for herself in recent exchange with President Obama, the media quickly labeled Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a villain. On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams was aghast: "Who have you ever seen talking to the president like this?....The governor of Arizona with her finger in the face of the President of the United States. You don't see that often or maybe ever." In the report that followed, White House correspondent Kristen Welker piled on with nasty sound bites attacking Brewer. A clip of left-wing MSNBC host Martin Bashir echoing Williams: "Is that really how...
  • In CNN Republican Debate Tonight, The Moderators Should Tell The Audience To Shut Up

    01/26/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    WashPost ^ | 1-26-12 | Stephan Stromberg
    <p>When CNN convenes its GOP debate tonight, the moderators should tell the audience to shut up.</p> <p>Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he wouldn’t “allow” moderators to ask live audiences to remain silent during debates. He won the South Carolina primary on his appeal to two insufferably partisan debate audiences last week, but he stumbled this week in a debate before a silent crowd.</p>
  • Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich (Drudge pulls an Oprah on his loyal readers...)

    01/26/2012 6:12:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 160 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN
    Newt Gingrich better hope voters who lapped up his delicious hits on the “elite media” and liberals don’t read the Drudge Report this morning. Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter. If they do, Gingrich comes off looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud. It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late.
  • Breaking News: Obama's Attorney In Georgia Ballot Challenge Refuses To Appear At Hearing

    01/25/2012 2:39:58 PM PST · by Obama Exposer · 210 replies · 2+ views
    President Obama's private attorney Michael Jablonski has issued a letter to the Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp confirming that he will not attend the Georgia Access Ballot Challenge hearing set by the Honorable Judge Michael Malihi for January 26, 2012 at 9am. Here is the letter from Jablonski stating the reasons why he as well as the president will not show: Hon. Brian P. Kemp Georgia Secretary of State 214 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 via email to Vincent R. Russo Jr., Esq. Re: Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Hearings Dear Secretary Kemp: This is to advise you of serious...
  • Media Show Viciousness Early In 2012 Campaign

    01/25/2012 10:25:21 AM PST · by massmike · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 01/25/2012 | Don Feder
    At the Thursday evening debate, there were only two standing ovations – both for the ex-Speaker when he went after CNN moderator John King. King started the evening by asking Gingrich if he’d like to “respond to” the allegations of his second wife, broadcast in an ABC interview that evening, that Newt had asked her for an “open marriage.” What happened to the media’s battle cry during the Clinton impeachment, “It’s just about sex” … plus perjury? Now, when it’s a highly suspect charge against a conservative that's totally unsupported – well, inquiring minds want to know. It was the...
  • Fox News Finally Reports Obama's Issue With 'Divided Loyalties' In Georgia Ballot Challenge

    For the first time, the media actually reports on Obama's issue with 'divided loyalties' and mentions the fact that Barack Obama's father was from Kenya. The report from Atlanta also aired plaintiff Carl Swensson explaining the importance of the founders original intent to preclude the United States from ever having a president with the possibility of 'divided loyalties'. Even though this is a first, the media back in 2007 should have reported and allowed interviews such as this pertaining to candidate Obama's 'divided loyalty' issue due to the fact that his father was from Kenya and that his British Nationality...
  • Christians, Big Government Is Not Your Friend

    01/25/2012 4:19:24 AM PST · by billflax · 6 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearReligion ^ | 01/25/2012 | Bill Flax
    Christians have grown inured, supportive even of government's relentless expansion. This may partly reflect biblical teaching that Believers submit to worldly authorities; we yield to Caesar what is Caesar's. Perhaps it represents misguided patriotism, a longing to support our nation manifested as trusting government. But godliness emulates Christ, who remained pure despite being surrounded by impurity. Obedience reveals our walk, not sanction that Washington's actions are necessarily right. True patriotism and biblical justice argues against much of the Federal Government's domestic activity. Godly governments defend the innocent and punish wrongdoers. Theologian R.C. Sproul clarifies, "The function of government is to...
  • Gingrich Threatens to Skip Debates if Audiences Can’t Participate [another NY Slimes lie]

    01/24/2012 8:21:28 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 391 replies
    NYT ^ | Tuesday January 24, 2012 | Gingrich Threatens to Skip Debates if Audiences Can’t Participate
    Newt Gingrich insists his fans will not be silenced. Mr. Gingrich, a former House speaker, on Tuesday morning threatened not participate in any future debates with audiences that have been instructed to be silent. That was the case on Monday, when Brian Williams of NBC News asked the audience of about 500 people who assembled for a debate in Tampa to hold their applause until the commercial breaks. In an interview with the morning show “Fox and Friends,” Mr. Gingrich said NBC’s rules amounted to stifling free speech. In what has become a standard line of attack for his anti-establishment...
  • Gingrich Used Payroll Tax Ploy Often Attacked By IRS

    01/24/2012 4:42:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/24/2012 | Janet Novack
    Newt Gingrich avoided tens of thousands of dollars in Medicare payroll taxes in 2010 by using a technique the Internal Revenue Service has consistently and successfully attacked. Republican Presidential candidate Gingrich and his wife, Callista, treated only $444,327 of what they got from Gingrich Holdings. Inc. and Gingrich Productions as compensation to them, while reporting a whopping $2.4 million of their earnings from these corporations as profits or dividends. Medicare taxes are levied at a rate of 2.9% on an unlimited amount of compensation and self-employment income (say, from a consulting contract, speeches or a book) but not on profits...
  • Media gets its facts wrong - working at Foxconn significantly cuts suicide risk [media bias]

    01/24/2012 1:00:26 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies ^ | May 27, 2010 | Tom Foremski
    In other words, Foxconn’s suicide epidemic is actually lower than China’s national average of suicides. The larger problem stems from the fact that most journalists have not been taught to critically examine statistics. They follow the herd which often means that they report numbers without providing readers a context for making sense of those numbers.
  • Limbaugh warns Newt not to overplay the 'ripping on the media' card (Video)

    01/23/2012 4:37:16 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 43 replies
    TheDC ^ | January 23, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio show, Rush Limbaugh advised former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to stop using his hobbyhorse to rip on the media publicly, although many have credited the tactic for his win in the South Carolina primary. “This presents a huge stumbling block potential for Newt,” Limbaugh said. “He is vulnerable on the very thing he can do better than anybody else. He had better fully embrace his conservatism and not make it a part-time thing. The days of being able to keep this momentum going by ripping on the media are over. The standing ovations for taking on...
  • When will Brit Hume make it official and endorse Mitt Romney?

    01/22/2012 2:20:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    January 22, 2012 | Vanity
    When will Brit Hume make it official and endorse Mitt Romney? Or is he more effective behind the Fox News Network banner being "Fair and Balanced?" Just as Fox News was about to sign off last night, Brit Hume listed the positives and negatives of the 4 candidates [Newt’s negatives are high]. After reporting those "intensity numbers," Brit Hume closed the show by saying [paraphrased] "Every GOP candidate, up and down the ticket, running for election in 2012, will do everything in their power to make sure Newt Gingrich isn’t the nominee." That is how Brit Hume chose to close...
  • Should we send thank you cards to John King for his left wing activism in the debate?

    01/21/2012 5:48:22 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies
    Now that Newt has won South Carolina, I think John King should get a flood of gadsden flags and thank you cards for helping us(inadvertently) to defeat the republican establishment.
  • From Gingrich to Romney to Tebow -- Why is the media so out of touch with America?

    01/20/2012 7:58:55 PM PST · by Ron C. · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/20/2012 | Liz Peek
    Newt Gingrich instantly brought the crowd to its feet last night at the last debate before Saturday's all important primary in South Carolina. What was the multitude cheering? Not his stance on tax policy, or on abortion, but rather his acid assault on the “elite media.” Gingrich expressed outrage that moderator John King of CNN would lead off the evening by asking about potentially damaging charges made by the Speaker’s second wife in an interview with ABC News's "Nightline." The audience howled its approval as Gingrich tore into the “destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media…” As...
  • Gingrich 'Tired of the Elite Media Protecting Barack Obama by Attacking Republicans'

    01/20/2012 7:08:12 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 48 replies ^ | January 20, 2012 | By Susan Jones
    The first question at Thursday night's debate in South Carolina went to Newt Gingrich, giving him an opportunity to denounce a "vicious" news media that is "protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans."
  • Chris Christie: WaPo's Eugene Robinson 'ignorant,' 'shouldn’t have a platform to speak'

    01/18/2012 6:54:01 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Last year, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson had some advice for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: “Find some way to lose weight.” It is advice Robinson gave in his Washington Post column and later on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” His argument was Christie needed to use his weight loss to set an example for a country fighting a so-called obesity epidemic. But Christie wasn’t receptive to Robinson’s criticism. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Christie spoke about an interview he conducted with Oprah Winfrey, where he was open about his weight struggle. However, he also criticized Robinson for being ignorant about...
  • Why Are President Obama's Defenders So Dumb?

    01/17/2012 6:07:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 17, 2012 | IBD staff
    Media Bias: A presidential infomercial posing as a news magazine distorts the record to shamelessly shill for a failed administration. Why do we criticize the man who made the high-speed trains run on time? Political campaigns call it free media: when candidates can make their case and communicate their message through interviews and outlets that don't cost a dime. It helps when a mainstream media sycophant like Andrew Sullivan gets to write a puff piece in Newsweek with the subtle title of "Why Are The President's Critics So Dumb?" The Democratic National Committee couldn't have said it better. Calling the...
  • Eric Holder had his favorite L.A. Times lackey "break" the ATF White Gun story

    01/17/2012 8:09:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/17/2012 | Doug Book
    In his January 12th article on the 2010 ATF Operation White Gun, Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Serrano did little more than tell readers that 3 virtual nobodies had been arrested in an expensive sting which somehow allowed an unknown number of guns to disappear across the Mexican border. In fact there are probably more questions raised in the story than answered. (1) But it is not his skill or work ethic as an investigative reporter which have endeared him to the left. Rather it is the fact that, true to form, he managed to make the ATF, its Department...
  • W(i)lfare for Billionaires

    01/17/2012 8:35:47 AM PST · by 92nina · 9 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-17 | Rudy Takala
    “State [of Minnesota] not rushing to act on Vikings stadium,” fretted the January 13 headline of a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. New Jersey billionaire Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, is seeking about $700 million in taxpayers’ money to build his team a new stadium in the state. The $700 million would be roughly split between state and local taxpayers. Members of one proposed site for the stadium have been especially disgruntled by Wilf’s request to take their money for his business. A group in Ramsey County, which includes the state capital of St. Paul, has collected...
  • The Republican National Media Establishment (RNME, pronounced like "Our Enemy")

    I don't know if it was always like this or if I am just noticing it this media cycle but it is just amazing how slanted RNME is in terms of their coverage of this race in favor of Mitt Romney. Romney is the only candidate who has seemed to escape any sort of vetting, RNME looks for reasons why you should vote for him as opposed to looking for reasons why not to vote for the other candidates and use intellectually dishonest arguments to promote him. On the vetting, have you noticed how the questions he receives are relative...
  • State-Run Media Spins and Buries: Jobless Claims Rise, Retail Sales Weak

    01/12/2012 1:31:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | January 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know that you've seen any of this in the Drive-By Media. I don't know on television if you've seen it. Have you seen it, Snerdley? Have you seen any reports on the unemployment news? Well, it's amazing here. "The number of Americans applying for first-time jobless benefits rose last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, reversing a recent decline and suggesting the labor market remained brittle. ... Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose to 399,000 in the first week of 2012, the highest in six weeks, from an upwardly revised 375,000 a week earlier....
  • Berkeley Professor Assigns Students To Dig Up Dirt On FOX News For Taxpayer-Funded PBS Hit Piece

    01/11/2012 6:55:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/12/11 | fox news, Geraldo Rivera
    Sitting at the bar in Paolo’s Restaurant at 92nd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, December 10th, I was shocked by the tone the conversation with my old ABC News colleague Lowell Bergman had taken. He was heading to London and had urgently requested that we get together before his afternoon flight from JFK. I remembered Lowell as a brave, competent, but hugely self-righteous old school investigative reporter, who famously produced the Mike Wallace expose of the major tobacco companies for ’60 Minutes.’ Al Pacino played him in the movie version of the saga, ‘The Insider.’ Although I...
  • Rachel Maddow, beacon of reason

    01/11/2012 9:40:45 AM PST · by presidio9 · 60 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, January 9 2012 | Stanley Crouch
    Those who are professional media enemies of the Republicans are having a fine time catching the elephants lying. The only problem to me is that they do not always follow the same rules when a supposedly oppressed group proves that it, like all others, is a contradictory bundle of human realities. Yet Rachel Maddow, for one, is remarkable when it comes to proving in high quality intellectual detail how often the elephants do and say irrational things for the sake of pure ideology. Her proof that President Ronald Reagan did things contrary to what he supposedly believed is perfectly executed...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • Majority of Conservatives See Romney as "Acceptable"

    01/10/2012 7:44:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 53 replies ^ | January 10, 2012
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney is the now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an "acceptable" GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say Romney would be an acceptable nominee than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.
  • Media Buries Obama Selling Access at $45,000 Per Donor Closed-to Press $1.1 Million Fundraiser

    01/09/2012 7:55:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    Monday, January 9, 2011 | Kristinn
    In their reports on tonight's two D.C. fundraising events by Barack Obama, the news media is burying the outrageous access-selling of the presidency for $45,000 by Obama to a select group of just 25 donors that brought in $1.125 million for his reelection campaign and Democratic party coffers.The exclusive "roundtable discussion" fundraiser was closed to the press. The only report on what was said at the event is based on what Obama himself related at a later man-of-the-people fundraiser of 700 donors that cost $100 per person which was open to the press.The AP report on Obama's fundraising buried the...
  • Newt Slams Media For Ignoring Anti-Christian Bigotry (VIDEO)

    After spending at least 15 minutes on contraception and gay marriage, Newt finally had enough and told the media the bigotry question goes both ways and that there’s more “anti-Christian bigotry out there than there is concern on the other side” that the media ignores:
  • The NRA—A terrorist organization(barf alert)

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 8 January, 2012 | Daniel Johnson
    (CALGARY, Alberta) - There were sombre ceremonies across Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in remembrance of Jared Loughner’s shooting spree a year earlier where he seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed six and wounded 12 more. I suggest that the Untied States, is the only country in world, where remembrances could be held virtually every single day of the year for egregious killings of citizens by other citizens—all indirectly supported by the National Rifle Association. The day before the Tucson ceremonies, on January 7, there was a funeral in Brownsville, Texas, for a fifteen-year-old eighth grader who was...
  • Texas Teen Deported to Colombia Reunites With Mom

    01/07/2012 2:02:01 PM PST · by redreno · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01/06/2012 | Associated Press
    DALLAS – A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was back in the United States on Friday and at the center of an international mystery over how a minor could be sent to a country where she is not a citizen. Her family has questioned why U.S. officials didn't do more to verify her identity and say she is not fluent in Spanish and had no ties to Colombia. While many facts of the case involving Jakadrien Lorece Turner remain unclear, U.S. and Colombian officials have pointed fingers over who is responsible.
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar

    01/06/2012 1:23:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..." [then a reporter takes Romney to task].
  • Santorum vs. the Meat Grinder

    01/06/2012 3:55:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    For many months, the liberal media elite has made no secret that in its mind the field of Republican presidential candidates includes Mitt Romney and a collection of clowns. Clearly, Romney is the opponent that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment want nominated. Journalists have mercilessly savaged every single conservative alternative to Romney who's ascended to the top of the polls: Palin, Bachman, Cain, Perry and Gingrich. It's too bad for them that the results from the Iowa caucuses threw off their bold predictions that the Romney juggernaut would achieve lift off in Des Moines, Iowa. Yet Romney won by...
  • NBC's Curry: Santorum About to Go Through 'Meat Grinder;'

    01/05/2012 9:46:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 05, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry predicted that following his strong finish in Iowa, Rick Santorum was "about to face the meat grinder of tough scrutiny for the first time." Turning to Meet the Press host David Gregory, she wondered: "So is he going to have to change his conservative message as he's looking...into New Hampshire, which is a much less conservative state, David?" Gregory suggested some lines of attack: "Well, he's going to be under a very intense scrutiny by the other could go back about apparent contradictions between small government conservativism and some of his activism....
  • AP Item on 'Summer Jobs Initiative' Omits That Most of 180,000 'Opportunities' Are Unpaid

    01/05/2012 2:51:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/5/12 | Tom Blumer
    An unbylined item appearing at the Associated Press shortly after midnight (captured in full as a graphic here due to its brevity; for fair use and discussion purposes) crowed about how President Barack Obama "is looking to boost summer job prospects for kids," has "gotten commitments for nearly 180,000 youth employment opportunities for next summer," and only says that "Many of the positions would be unpaid training opportunities." How many? Well, most, according to the Hill's Eric Wasson: Obama to launch summer-jobs initiative President Obama on Thursday will unveil a summer-jobs initiative that the White House says is already on...
  • Bloomberg Hides Government Causes of Financial Crisis

    01/05/2012 2:33:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.4.12 | Peter Ferrara
    Media propagandists continue to advance the Democratic Party line. On December 21, Bloomberg News breathlessly reported, "The leading Republican candidates for president have embraced an explanation of the financial crisis that has been rejected by the chairman of the Federal Reserve, many economists and even three of the four Republicans on the government commission that investigated the meltdown." Reporter David J. Lynch further explained, "Both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lay much of the blame on U.S. government housing policies, saying they led to the real estate crash that almost brought down the banking...
  • Group Wants Kim Kardashian to Pay More Taxes

    01/04/2012 5:38:17 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | Maria Nikias
    It’s time for Kim Kardashian to pay up. At least, that’s according to proponents of a proposed tax increase on millionaires in California. Courage Campaign has created a video urging the reality TV star to support a proposed initiative in California that would increase taxes on state residents who earn more than one million dollars per year. The video, posted on, states Kardashian made $12 million in 2010 but paid only 10.3 percent in income taxes, compared to the average middle-class Californian who made $47,000 and forked over 9.3 percent in income taxes. The campaign’s website says those numbers...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • NBC's Guthrie Promotes Obama's (Vanishing) Gallup Approval Rate Rise

    12/28/2011 12:45:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    newsbusters ^ | December 27, 2011 | Tim Graham
    In mid-December, we noticed ABC, CBS, and NBC had no interest in citing Gallup polls that made the Democrats look like they were on the wrong side of the public. But on Tuesday morning’s Today, NBC substitute co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed to Chris Matthews in the first half-hour of the show that the latest Gallup numbers show Obama ticking up a bit. “For the first time I think since July, the latest Gallup tracking poll has his approval higher than his disapproval. He's no longer upside-down on that number,” Guthrie reported. “Is this a reflection of things getting better in...
  • 'We The People': NPR Readers Would Ratify Four New Amendments

    12/24/2011 7:53:36 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 68 replies
    National Progressive Radio ^ | December 20th | Debra Rosenberg
    In "Reconstituting The Constitution: How To Rewrite It," we invited readers to share their own thoughts on how we might change the founding document for 2011. Now the people have spoken. As of Dec. 20, you've chosen to abolish the Electoral College, to limit campaign contributions from corporations, to deny corporations the rights of citizens and to prohibit members of Congress from lobbying once they leave office. In our un-scientific sampling, "ratification" required the support of two-thirds of voters. (You can still add your selections here.)
  • WaPo Highlights 'House GOP Surrenders' on Page One, 'Christmas Gift' for Obama

    12/23/2011 8:04:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Washington Compost via Newsbusters ^ | December 23rd | Tim Graham
    Friday's Washington Post was rubbing the payroll-tax compromise in the face of Republican activists. "House GOP surrenders on payroll tax cut" was the headline (with a subhead about pressure that "grew on all sides"). Reporter Rosalind Helderman began with the onus on the House: "Facing withering criticism from across the political spectrum and abandoned by Senate allies, House Republicans bowed to political reality Thursday" to the two-month compromise.
  • Journalists complain the White House press office has become overly combative (biting hand...)

    12/23/2011 2:38:43 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul Farhi
    The White House’s relationship with the reporters who cover it has blown hot and cold throughout history. And this year, some reporters say, things have taken a decidedly frosty turn. When a reporter gets something wrong or is perceived as being too aggressive, the response is often swift and sometimes at top volume, reporters say. “They shoot first and ask questions later,” said Julie Mason, who has reported on the George W. Bush and Obama White Houses for the Houston Chronicle, the Washington Examiner and Politico. In one of the e-mails that reporters have dubbed “nastygrams,” White House press secretary...
  • Brent Bozell: Obama 'might' look like a 'skinny ghetto crackhead'(Video)

    12/22/2011 8:31:38 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Back in March, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might have a tough go at being elected president because he looked like “a car bomber.” At the time, that was thought to be over the top, even for Matthews, and it landed him a spot on the Media Research Center’s “The Best of Notable Quotables” list for 2011. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel with guest host Mark Steyn to talk about the list. He posed a question: What if someone made similar disparaging remarks...