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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...